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Parasha Behokotai Study: Is YAH True to His Word? Leviticus 26

Romans 3:4 yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

In this Sabbath study, we learn that we as Sons and Daughters and heirs to The Kingdom of Yah (including all who admit in The New Covenant Adoption of Qedamawi Haile Sellassie in and through Yeshua HaMoshiakh/Jesus Christ and The Faithful Christian Church resurrected by The Holy Spirit as The True Body of Christ) are in a contractual agreement with The Father. The blessings and curses (in concept likened to inheritance clauses when we learn stewardship through obedience or an eviction notice from the landlord if we choose otherwise; pending our freewill to abide by or breech the Holy Covenant we enter into by the Faithfulness of H.I.M. who declared it) are pronounced in this Sabbath Portion.

We begin with the Rewards for Obedience and note the template during the reign of H.I.M. Qedamawi Haile Sellassie with Covenant Keeping Ethiopia, prior the to Great Transgression known as The Creeping Coup a.k.a. Red (Roth is an English, German or Jewish origin surname as in Rothchilds) Terror of Ethiopia.
Leviticus 26:3 If you walk in my statutes (Behukotai אִם־בְּחֻקֹּתַי from the primitive root Halak הָלַךְ as in Halaka: to conduct oneself according to the prescribed manner), observe my mitzvoth (translated as “ordinances, “commandments” etc. see also Hukkim u’Mishpatim חֻקִּים וּמִשְׁפָּטִים ) and obey them; 4 then I will provide the rain you need in its season, the land will yield its produce, and the trees in the field will yield their fruit. 5 Your threshing time will extend until the grape harvest, and your grape harvesting will extend until the time for sowing seed. ye shall eat your bread to the full and live securely in your land.
Under Haile Selassie I (reigned 1930–74), Ethiopia’s economy enjoyed a modicum of free enterprise. The production and export of cash crops such as coffee were advanced, and import-substituting manufactures such as textiles and footwear were established. Especially after World War II, tourism, banking, insurance, and transport began to contribute more to the national economy. The communist Derg regime, which ruled from 1974 to 1991, nationalized all means of production, including land, housing, farms, and industry. Faced with uncertainties on their land rights, the smallholding subsistence farmers who form the backbone of Ethiopian agriculture became reluctant to risk producing surplus foods for market. Although land has remained nationalized, conditions in rural Ethiopia have improved slightly, as the government has given considerable attention to rural development. Still, the question of land ownership has remained contentious and has hindered the development of commercial agriculture. Despite progress with economic reform since the 1990s, Ethiopia remains one of the poorest countries in Africa and the world. In 2001 Ethiopia qualified for debt relief under the Highly Indebted Poor Countries initiative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, and in 2005 Ethiopia was one of several countries that benefited from 100 percent debt relief of loans from the IMF, the World Bank, and the African Development Bank.
(Encyclopedia Britannica, Ethiopia/Economy)
6 “‘I will give shalom in the land — you will lie down to sleep unafraid of anyone. I will rid the land of wild animals. The sword will not go through your land. 7 You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall before your sword. 8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand — your enemies will fall before your sword.

“You were able to destroy the enemy who were superior to you in numbers and equipment, because you are a people of bravery and mercy and because you cooperated and knew the strategy of war. The British troops, who were fighting for human rights on other fronts…needed time to get ready to come to the assistance of Ethiopia. and free her. But you, warriors of Ethiopia, harassed the enemy by cutting his communications [and] by restricting him to his fortifications. In spite of the great numbers of troops in which he put his trust, he realized that the Ethiopian people from one end [of the country] to the other hated him and his rule. He understood also that it was impossible for him to live in such a country and in the midst of such a people. Even by using poison gas and bombs and by [committing] atrocities. he could no longer hope to enjoy overlordship in a country where he was terrible undermined. He realized that the soldiers who surrounded him were adversaries more powerful than he was. He spent his daring and money to meet his adversaries. Then he looked around, if perchance he could find somewhere where he could take shelter in Ethiopia, but he could not find even one place. (Except from H.I.M.’s Qedamawi Haile Sellassie’s Liberation Day Miyazya 27 1934 / May 5th 1941 Speech) Link for Full Speech: http://www.rastafarigroundation.com/pt/Triumphant-Entry—Victory-Day-May-5-1941.6-3-2013/blog.htm

9 I will turn toward you, make you productive, increase your numbers and uphold my covenant with you. 10 You will eat all you want from last year’s harvest and throw out what remains of the old to make room for the new.
11 I will put my tabernacle among you, and I will not reject you, 12 but I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people. 13 I am Adonai (ጃንሆይ Janhoy “Your Majesty” in Amharic) your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, so that you would not be their slaves. I have broken the bars of your yoke, so that you can walk upright.

Now, let us proceed to examine if The Word Covenant holds true, at this present moment, particularly in Africa, which, in principle can be applied in the world at large.
Utterance of H.I.M “Who causes famine…GOD or man?” A profound meditation!!!
14 “‘But if you will not listen to me and obey all these mitzvot, 15 if you loathe my regulations and reject my rulings, in order not to obey all my mitzvot but cancel my covenant
Being that many are experiencing the manifestations of transgression we begin with the 1st chastisement
Leviticus 26:16 then I, for my part, will do this to you: I will bring terror upon you wasting disease and chronic fever to dim your sight and sap your strength. You will sow your seed for nothing, because your enemies will eat the crops. 17 I will set my face against you — your enemies will defeat you, those who hate you will hound you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you.
2nd Chastisement
18 If these things don’t make you listen to me, then I will discipline you seven times over for your sins. 19 I will break the pride you have in your own power. I will make your sky like iron, your soil like bronze — 20 you will spend your strength in vain, because the land will not yield its produce or the trees in the field their fruit.
3rd Chastisement
21 “‘Yes, if you go against me and don’t listen to me, I will increase your calamities sevenfold, according to your sins. 22 I will send wild beasts among you; they will rob you of your children, destroy your livestock and reduce your numbers, until your roads are deserted.
23 “‘If, in spite of all this, you refuse my correction and still go against me; 24 then I too will go against you; and I, yes I, will strike you seven times over for your sins. 25 I will bring a sword against you which will execute the vengeance of the covenant. You will be huddled inside your cities, I will send sickness among you, and you will be handed over to the power of the enemy. 26 I will cut off your supply of bread, so that ten women (see Revelations 13:1-2 Ten Global Powers Zones represented by Ten Horns) will bake your bread in one oven and dole out your bread by weight, and you will eat but not be satisfied.
27 “‘And if, for all this, you still will not listen to me, but go against me; 28 then I will go against you furiously, and I also will chastise you yet seven times more for your sins. 29 You will eat the flesh of your own sons, you will eat the flesh of your own daughters.
victims-of-Boko-Haram 30 I will destroy your high places, cut down your pillars for sun-worship, and throw your carcasses on the carcasses of your idols;
and I will detest you.
u8_Nigeria-church-attack-toll-reaches-15 Leviticus 26:1,2 “‘You are not to make yourselves any idols, erect a carved statue or a standing-stone, or place any carved stone anywhere in your land in order to bow down to it. I am Adonai your God.
2 “‘Keep my Shabbats, and revere my sanctuary; I am Adonai.
(Boko Haram “Fake Forbidden” in the Hausa Dialect.)

Levitucus 26:31 I will lay waste to your cities and make your sanctuaries desolate, so as not to smell your fragrant aromas. 32 I will desolate the land, so that your enemies living in it will be astounded by it. 33 You I will disperse among the nations, and I will draw out the sword in pursuit after you; your land will be a desolation and your cities a wasteland. 34 Then, at last, the land will be paid its Shabbats. As long as it lies desolate and you are in the lands of your enemies, the land will rest and be repaid its Shabbats. 35 Yes, as long as it lies desolate it will have rest, the rest it did not have during your Shabbats, when you lived there. 36 As for those of you who are left, I will fill their hearts with anxiety in the lands of their enemies. The sound of a driven leaf will frighten them, so that they will flee as one flees from the sword and fall when no one is pursuing. 37 Yes, with no one pursuing they will stumble over each other as if fleeing the sword — you will have no power to stand before your enemies. 38 And among the nations you will perish; the land of your enemies will devour you.

Although, it may be difficult to resist the emotional impulse to wonder if The Father is truly measuring out earthly retribution even against Christians, whom profess Yeshua HaMoshiakh. We pray that YAH protect the innocent and comfort the suffering, seeking consolation in having heard that many will be martyred, for His Name sake and rest in the faith of eternal life. Yet, it would still be more practical to pose the following inquires 1) Are our Christian brothers and sisters aware of the psychological (psuche-soul related to will and action; study of) consequences transmitted by dogmatic doctrines of a white supremacist false Christ? 2) Are the statutes of YAH set forth in The Holy Covenant being observed by Christians? (for example the Land Laws detailed in Parasha Behar Leviticus 25:1-26:2 and Behokotai Leviticus 26:3-27:34) 3) Are our Christian brothers and sisters aware that these Statues are not merely ritualistic but instructions of a divine scientific order that preserves the design for creation? 4) Is this true Judeo-Christian science being applied by professing Christians inhabiting their lands?
5) Are our Christian brothers and sisters aware that we have a GOD given right to defend ourselves and our land?
Rather than speculate, at this point, it would be much more prudent for us who profess Christ to begin studying and practicing The Word.
Link to RasTafari Renaissance Study of Behar/Behoktai: http://rastafarirenaissance.wordpress.com/

39 Those of you who remain will pine away in the lands of your enemies from guilt over your misdeeds and those of your ancestors. 40 Then they will confess their misdeeds and those of their ancestors which they committed against me in their rebellion; they will admit that they went against me. 41 At that time I will be going against them, bringing them into the lands of their enemies. But if their uncircumcised hearts will grow humble, and they are paid the punishment for their misdeeds; 42 then I will remember my covenant with Jacob, also my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land. 43 For the land will lie abandoned without them, and it will be paid its Shabbats while it lies desolate without them; and they will be paid the punishment for their misdeeds, because they rejected my rulings and loathed my regulations. 44 Yet, in spite of all that, I will not reject them when they are in the lands of their enemies, nor will I loathe them to the point of utterly destroying them and thus break my covenant with them, because I am Adonai their God. 45 Rather, for their sakes, I will remember the covenant of their ancestors whom I brought out of the land of Egypt — with the nations watching — so that I might be their God; I am Adonai.’”
46 These are the laws, rulings and teachings that Adonai himself gave to the people of Isra’el on Mount Sinai through Moshe.
יִישַׁר כּוֹחַךֶ Yasher Koahk! May Your Strength Be Firm!

New Covenant Reading: Matthew 21:33-46
The Parable of the Tenants
33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.
37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

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