Friday, September 23, 2022

The Truah of YHVH

 The first day of the seventh month is called, ”the Day of the Remembrance of the Loud Sound” (“truah”).  What this “sound” or “voice” is understood to be about, is the sound of the Shofar on Mount Sinai at the time of the giving of the Torah.  In the instructions given about this day, in Leviticus 23:24, the translations insert trumpet but that Hebrew word is not there, and neither is shofar.  The shout or the loud sound is in essence to remember YHVH’s voice.  But what specifically are we to remember?  The " voice " often called out to Israel to remember that YHVH brought them out of the land of bondage and slavery.  Now that we identify as the lost sheep of the House of Israel, we need to be reacquainted with the voice of YHVH the Elohim of our forefathers, just as every generation before us had to do. Here is YHVH’s TRUAH to us, in this generation:

And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and YHVH your Elohim brought you out from there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore YHVH your Elohim commanded you to keep the Sabbath day”  (Deuteronomy 5:15).  "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy” {Exodus 20:8).  (And the other commandments.)

“you shall remember well what YHVH your Elohim did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt:  the great trials which your eyes saw, the signs and the wonders, the mighty hand and the outstretched arm, by which YHVH your Elohim brought you out” (Deuteronomy 7:18-19).  

"And you shall remember that YHVH your Elohim led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not” (Deuteronomy 8:2).

"You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and YHVH your Elohim redeemed you” (Deuteronomy 15:15).  

Since at this time, the Spirit is turning the hearts of the seed of the forefathers back to their identity, we are to "remember the Torah of Moses, My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments”  (Malachi 4:4).  

 If you are one of those who have had the revelation that you are of the lost sheep of the House of Israel, then you are to recall to mind the above quoted scriptures, as they are the proverbial sound of the TRUAH from the past which is still reverberating today.  You would not be here now if any of your forefathers had died along the generational trail, just as is written in Jeremiah 31:1-2:  “I will be the Elohim of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people. Thus says YHVH, ‘the people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness -- Israel, when I went to give him rest’".

In the same context, YHVH declares emphatically that He has not forgotten but remembered His prodigal son: “Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a pleasant child? For though I spoke against him, I earnestly remember him still; Therefore My heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says YHVH” (Jeremiah 31:20 emphasis added).  Then almost in the same breath, His voice is heard again as He establishes a “New Covenant with the House of Israel and Judah” (Jeremiah 31:31). We are privileged to live in the reality of this covenant, as long as we “remember”, not just one day, but every day, to live by faith and obedience to the risen Messiah Yeshua and the power of His indwelling Spirit. Remembering the mighty right arm of the Father, Yeshua, who brought us out of the kingdom of darkness, slavery to sin and death, giving up His life so that we might have eternal life.

“Therefore remember that you once were like heathens in the flesh -- who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands…  But now in Messiah Yeshua you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Messiah” (Ephesians 2:11, 13 emphasis added).

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