Israel Will Wake Up
Wake Up, Israel -- Israel, Wake up!
Isaiah Speaks to You!
By your servant, Dan L Baxley
The Case of the Scroll of IsaIaH
It is would be helpful to understand the name ISAIAH -- I means, YaH has Saved. An alternate spelling is, Jesaiah. Remember, the J letter never existed and is a replacment for the Hebrew Yod, or Y, thus -- Jeshaiah is Yeshaiah, or Salvation is YaH. ISA - save / IaH - YaH, ISA YaH, or Isaiah. This is the name of the Scroll, YaH has Saved.
There is a scroll from the Holy Bible on display in the City of Jerusalem (YaHshalom), this scroll was found in the caves of Qumran and is called, the Great Isaiah (or IsaYaH) Scroll. I am not alone in believing that finding this scroll was not a mistake. Not only did this find prove the accuracy of Scripture but its message is to Israel, it is a message of hope and a warning. He, the god of Israel, has chosen the people of Israel, the people of Judah, those of Jacob to be His people. He is going to deliver them whether they like it or not. They have been hounded to death and will continue to be taken to task for turning their backs on their God, the God of the Holy Bible. Listen, it is reported 90 % of Modern Israel's population is of a secular nature, not much into religion. We see, on the news, and other reports what seem to suggest otherwise, but this is not true. The news media focus on the small religious population but the truth is, outsiders, tourist, and such see Jerusalem and the state of Israel as God's place more than the modern day Jew does.
The people of Israel need to wake up and start reading their own Bibles. Here is just a sample of what they should be hearing. There is a time coming, a time of fierce rebellion against the people of Israel. They can join the world and its humanistic ideology all they want and it will not change their future. Israel will not be accepted as an equal partner with the other nation, try as they might to be part of the world they are not, they belong to the Creator God, to YHWH, and a time is coming when they will need to call on him for protection and stop relying, with false hope, on other nations to save them.
The nations rage and they do hate Israel as their god, Satan, wants it that way. There is no escape, but YHWH has determined that He will save Israel from those that hate her, in spite of herself. A time is coming when the people of Israel will realize their error and call on Him for their salvation, but first many things must happen. Israel's stubbornness will be removed and the nations gathered against her will perish. That's right, those nations and peoples that hate the people of Israel will perish. Israel may act as though she hates her God but her God has determined, for His Name's sake to save her and deliver her from the hands of those nations influenced by Satan. YHWH (YaHWeH) did not create Israel to fail, though she has failed many time, He, YaHWeH, has determined she will eventually be the example to the world of a nation under God. Israel has a great future ahead, in spite of her action, she will one day be given a heart and softened enough to see her sin and repent.
The Great Scroll of Isaiah is owned by the nation of Israel. The title, or name, ISAIAH means -- YaH has saved -- a prophetic title, a prophetic name. (Strong's #3470 Y'sha-YaH, meaning, YaH has saved, which is the prophetic message of the Great Scroll of Isaiah) Israel is yet to be Saved and while much of the book of Isaiah does speak a warning to the Israel of that day, just as much concerns Israel and their ultimate future, but they will have to wake up, stop crying about being a Jew, stop being stiff necked when it comes to their Savior, Stop trying to fit in with the rest of the world, and wake up and listen to their God, YHWH
Wake-up Israel -- Wake-up to your coming new future.
From the NIV:
(Isa 48:1-2) Listen to this, O house of Jacob (Israel), you who are called by the name of Israel and come from the line of Judah, you who take oaths in the name of the LORD (YHWH) and invoke the God of Israel-- but not in truth or righteousness--you who call yourselves citizens of the holy city and rely on the God of Israel-- the LORD (YHWH) Almighty is His name:(Isa 48:3) I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.(Isa 48:4) For I knew how stubborn you were; the sinews of your neck were iron, your forehead was bronze.(Isa 48:5) Therefore I told you these things long ago; before they happened I announced them to you so that you could not say, 'My idols did them; my wooden image and metal god ordained them.'(Isa 48:6) You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? "From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you.(Isa 48:7) They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today. So you cannot say, 'Yes, I knew of them.'(Isa 48:8) You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ear has not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth.(Isa 48:9) For my own name's sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to cut you off.(Isa 48:10) See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.(Isa 48:11) For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.(Isa 48:12) Listen to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last.(Isa 48:13) My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they all stand up together.(Isa 48:14) Come together, all of you, and listen: Which of the idols has foretold these things? The LORD's (YHWH's) chosen ally will carry out his purpose against Babylon; his arm will be against the Babylonians.(Isa 48:15) I, even I, have spoken; yes, I have called him. I will bring him, and he will succeed in his mission.(Isa 48:16) Come near me and listen to this: From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret; at the time it happens, I am there." And now the Sovereign LORD has sent me, with his Spirit.(Isa 48:17) This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.(Isa 48:18) If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea.(Isa 48:19) Your descendants would have been like the sand, your children like its numberless grains; their name would never be cut off nor destroyed from before me."(Isa 48:20) Leave Babylon, flee from the Babylonians! Announce this with shouts of joy and proclaim it. Send it out to the ends of the earth; say, "The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob."(Isa 48:21) They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow for them from the rock; he split the rock and water gushed out.(Isa 48:22) There is no peace, says the LORD, "for the wicked."
Special Note: For more information on the Great Isaiah Scroll go to this site by, Fred P. Miller, and you will find a short, but sweet, explanation for translating the Great Isaiah Scroll. I will quote the first paragraph, to see the Scroll as translated into English, go to his site, at http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qa-tran.htm The following is from the Miller site:
"The Essenes in Qumran who copied this scroll approximately 100 BCE are not to be considered the protectors of an accurate text identical with the Tanach which would have been revered by the Rabbis. They were actually far from the main stream and it is clear that the Q text of Isaiah is a "dialect" of Hebrew. It is not a translation, but is characterized by modifications in spelling and personal pronouns to match the then current Aramaic dialect that the Essenes would have spoken. It was much like changing "ye," "thee" and "thou" to "you" and "thine" to "yours" would be to us. Thus the preservation of an identical letter for letter received text was not at all a part of their motivation in their use of the scriptures. The Qumran texts that I have translated (1QaIsa) and (1QpHab) are dialects of Hebrew and not the Hebrew of the Tanach. Preservation of the original Hebrew letter for letter text was the role played by the Rabbis of the "main stream" in Jerusalem and Babylon (Sura, Nahardea and Pumbidita) and they had a special class, an office called Scribes, who carefully copied manuscripts then kept the new and destroyed the old. The Essenes were not and did not claim to be copyists of the same genre."
What I find interesting, is how the writings were handled a hundred years before the Messiah's birth. If we allow devout people of the Book, to handle the Word of God (Elohim, if you wish) as in their own dialect for better understanding then we, today, should be able to do the same and not be trapped in languages that are no longer spoken, such as is the King James Bible. For modern readers the KJV has become one of the biggest stumbling blocks of all time. Many turn away from attempting to read the Scriptures for this one reason alone – it is difficult to read. The called, however, force themselves, or are moved by the Spirit to trudge through and learn to read it in their own dialect, translating in their head as it were, turning the “ye” to “you”, etc... It is difficult to pull away from the KJV entirely as so many study aids are built on this version, and, also, this version is public domain and can be handled as if you owned the copyright, making it and excellent candidate for sacred name restorations. The KJV definitely has its place but it not the only authority, it is not the final authority, as some are teaching -- The Essenes demonstrate this very thing -- the dialect may change for better understanding but the message and the accuracy need not suffer. One thing the Essene copyist or translators did was to retain the Name of our Creator God, the God of Israel, YaHWeH in the text without substitution, rendering His Holy Name in the Paleo, or ancient Hebrew characters (see His Name In Ancient Times).
A Witness to Israel
(Isa 51:4) Listen to me, my people; hear me, my nation: The law will go out from me; my justice will become a light to the nations.(Isa 51:5) My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way, and my arm will bring justice to the nations. The islands will look to me and wait in hope for my arm.(Isa 51:6) Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.(Isa 51:7) Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts: Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults.(Isa 51:8) For the moth will eat them up like a garment; the worm will devour them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever, my salvation through all generations."
Modern Israel have in their possession the "Great Isaiah Scroll" and while some, especially those in the Sacred Names Movement, and those teaching the British Israel theory, teaching it is all about them all the while it is about the people of Israel -- the message for The Great Isaiah Scroll if for the people of Israel. The message of the Great Scroll is for Israel to wake up and see their future, stop fearing men, turn to the one that is forever and has their salvation for eternity in His hands. Their future is the "resurrection" to life eternal and their Creator, YHWH, has determined a time when they will be delivered because they are the Children of Abraham and He made a promise to Him. We, as New Covenant people, see this promise being ultimately fulfilled in the "seed", YaHshua, but his does not exclude the Jew as the Great Scroll makes plain, Israel, in spite of themselves, are destined for Salvation by and through YaHshua.
I have read twisted versions and visions from misguided teachers and leaders of various groups taking to themselves the title of Israel. The proof, they say, is they have the Holy Name and most of Isaiah is about the people that have the Name, they say. This is a foolish concept but a popular one among these sincere but misguided individuals and groups within the Sacred Names Movement. The book of Isaiah is to the people Israel, not some small band of people desiring to be the chosen of Elohim. They are right about one thing, though, much of the Old Testament prophets were writing about things to happen in the end of the last age of man's rule, and the end of the Gentile times. Most claiming to be followers of the Book, and calling themselves Christians are Gentiles and have turned the religion of the bible on its ear by blending Gentile pagan festivals and customs into the biblical Christian message. Today the majority of the pagan Gentiles (of which I am one -- so as not to give the wrong impression) conduct their worship in a name that is not our Savior's name. He was not born "Jesus" (pronounced Gees-Us, or Hey-Zues, by the majority of the world), His birth Name was, and still is, Yahshua. The people of Israel know this truth fully but it is of no advantage for them to correct the Gentiles.
Modern Israel has in their possession proof to the accuracy of the Holy bible -- the Isaiah Scroll. When this ancient scroll is compared to modern translations the verification of accuracy are astounding, miraculous, in fact. The Critics of the Hebrew Bible have for centuries made the case that the Bible we have today could not possibly have come to us, virtually unstained, over a period of thousands of years, let alone over centuries of man's history. This Isaiah Scroll prove them wrong, and considering their criticism over the past century has all coming to us from the Hebrew/Aramaic writings, we call the Holy Bible and the message the Isaiah Scrolls delivers is addressed to all Israel -- not to the Christians teaching replacement theology, not to the British/America Israelism, and not to those attempting to restore the Old Covenant in the Sacred Names Movement.
The explanation as to why the Jew has been so mistreated down through the centuries is all there, right in the Book of Isaiah. There is a call for Israel to listen up, to wake up, but the bottom line is, YHWH is doing what He has determined centuries ago, what He has set out to do in His time, not ours -- bring the people of Israel into the Kingdom with a changed heart and spirit. He has determined Israel, the people and nation He created will not fail, not because of anything Israel has done or may do but in spite of them. For His Name, His glory, His truth and His righteousness He is going to deliver Israel and punish those that hate her.
Read the Book of Isaiah and weep for yourself and for Israel. Joy will follow those who trust in the God of the Bible and what He says. He will prove Himself above all things by bringing His words to pass. Much of what Isaiah has to say has to do with their future. I am confident the people of Israel will call on their God, will cry out to Him for deliverance and it will be His good pleasure to hear them. Unlike times past, 88888 Israel will be heard as the time of their punishment, for defiling YHWH and for "profaning" His Holy Name, will be completed. They will call on their Savior and they will see Him as will all followers of Yahshua, dead and alive. But first certain things must happen, things proving once and for all the god of the Bible rules. Proving, once and for all, the Savior YaHshua, the only way to eternal life.
One final word concerning those attempting to restore the Old Covenant. For some reason they do not fear the statement found in the Book of Revelation --
(Rev 3:9) I will make those who are of the synagogue (church) of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars--I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.
Anyone daring to fill the shoes of the Jew, to claim being an Israelite, or a replacement for Israel is walking on dangerous ground. Nearly all prophecy teachers acknowledge the Philadelphia Era of the Church is at the steps of the Messiah's return. This being the case, we should then see some teaching they are Jews, or Israelites, or replacement Israel during that time -- and we do. There are many varying groups, some in the Sacred Names Movement and others, all claiming the promises made to and for Israel. It is Israel that has been cut off from their Law, the Law called Moses Law by our Messiah. What did YaHshua tell the Rabbis and teachers of the Law? He told them they were the children of the Devil, but wait, were not these the "teachers of the Law"? Wasn't it the Pharisees and the Sadducee's, the religious leaders of the day, the overseers of Temple worship, wasn't it they the ones responsible for the religious training and teachings of YHWH's Word? Sure it was and YaHshua called them the children of Satan. They served the Law more than their Creator. It was the Law and its enforcement that gave them their power and the respect they demanded. We see the same thing today, the Law being used to control people not fully understanding the freedom in YaHshua.
Don't get me wrong, the Law is just, it is good, and it is right. Our Savior told us earth would pass away before the Law. YaHshua came to deliver us from the penalty of the Law, which is death, and to set us free from the law being our master. Does this mean we then should continue in our sin, of course not. What this means is, the sin was not the Law but the breaking of the Law, and the Jewish leaders had taken it a step further, making the Law supreme even over the Law Giver. What those groups do as they attempt to restore the Law of the Old Testament they pick and choose, they have to, because it is obvious from the New Covenant our Savior is the last sacrifice for sin. Now this poses a problem, the Gentile Protestant churches and the pagan Evangelical churches teach the Law has been abolished and the others teach we need to restore the Law of Moses, without the animal sacrificing. Christ said the Law is not abolished so the Gentile Church makes its own Laws and religious festivals and hangs those around the new convert’s neck.
Those doing just the opposite are attempting to patch together the Laws of Moses but it does not work without the sacrificial system to back it up -- no Temple -- no animal sacrifice. This is what leaves the true Jew, the real Israelites cut off -- not only did they reject their Savior, YaHshua, but they have no replacement because the sacrificial system, required by their Law, the Law of Moses, has been cut off ever since the destruction of Jerusalem, first in 70 AD. The Jews (YeHudhah) have, technically, been cut off from their God since the sacrificial system ended with the collapse (total destruction) of the Temple. Every Jew in the World since 70 Ad has been living and dying in their sin, unable to properly atone, by the act of animal sacrifice, to their God, the God of the Holy Bible, their Creator.
Who put an end to this system? YaHshua did, of course and guess what; He is going to restore it again, but in a different way. He is going to make a New Covenant with Israel. His plan has been to save Israel, not destroy it. Yes, He has dealt harshly with the people of Israel (Yisrael) and when you read Isaiah you see why, they had been given every opportunity, every promise made and they broke them all. They were to make the Name of their God famous throughout the world and instead they blasphemed His Holy Name and made it as nothing among the nations. YHWH could have totally destroyed all of Israel but chose instead to work out a time of deliverance, but only after bringing them to a state of repentance. It will, in the end, be for His Name's sake He will deliver Israel.
Read the Great Isaiah Scroll and weep for Israel. Modern Israel holds the Message to their people and the explanation as to why they have suffered so much and at the same time been so blessed and finally, finally the plan their God has for His "final solution" to the Jewish problem and it is not the hand of man, or the hatred some have for the Jewish people that will accomplish anything but, as the Great Scroll says, they are going to be delivered by a god that Loves them and for His sake He will deliver Israel, proving His words do not fail. Beware, all you that hate and are happy at the distress of the Jewish people. What your evil desire is for them will fall on your own heads. Germany dealt horribly with the people of the Book and they then suffered for their mistreatment, all because of their hate, they dared to touch the people of the Living God. Still, Israel survives, as does a repentant Germany. The Germans paid a price but only time will tell, when the old generation dies out and the new replace them, whether it is a lasting or forced repentance.
The enemies of the Jewish State, desiring their complete destruction will one day quake and shake in their boots, their shoes, their sandals when the power of the Almighty begins the "final solution", as those nations and people will be held accountable for their hate and for their daring to touch the Chosen People. Israel needs to wake-up and they will. Read the book of Isaiah, it is all about Israel, the Jew, the people of Jacob and their deliverance and salvation. First, however, many things must happen, not by the words of men but by and according to the Words of the Living God.
Listen all Israel -- Listen all the Nations -- The Great Scroll Speaks
(Isa 66:15) See, the LORD (YaHWeH) is coming with fire, and his chariots are like a whirlwind; He will bring down His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire.(Isa 66:16) For with fire and with His sword YaHWeH will execute judgment upon all men, and many will be those slain by YaHWeH.(Isa 66:17) Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following the one in the midst of those who eat the flesh of pigs and rats and other abominable things--they will meet their end together, declares YaHWeH.(Isa 66:18) And I, because of their actions and their imaginations, am about to come and gather all nations and tongues, and they will come and see My Glory.(Isa 66:19) I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to the nations--to Tarshish, to the Libyans and Lydians (famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to the distant islands that have not heard of My Fame or seen My Glory. They (Israel) will proclaim My Glory among the nations.(Isa 66:20) And they will bring all your brothers, from all the nations, to my holy mountain in Jerusalem as an offering to YaHWeH--on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels," says YaHWEH. "They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of YaHWEH in ceremonially clean vessels.(Isa 66:21) And I will select some of them also to be priests and Levites," says YaHWeH.(Isa 66:22) As the New Heavens and the New Earth that I make will endure before Me, declares YaHWeH, "so will your name and descendants endure.(Isa 66:23) From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before Me," says YaHWeH.
It could not be much plainer, He is coming, and He is going to deliver Israel and Israel is going to be used to bring all of the nations (gentiles) to Jerusalem (YaH'u-salem) to bow before His Glory. Verse 22 is the promise; Israel is not going to be abandoned. Other things have to happen first; other prophetic words need and will be fulfilled before Israel is delivered. But, there is much trouble to come, it is not finished, Israel is still under punishment, like it or not. Even Paul had something to say about this, and he quotes Isaiah, form the Great Scroll of Isaiah come these words, spoken by the Apostle Paul --
(Rom 9:27) Esaias (Isaiah) also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: KJV
Certainly history has already proven this prophetic statement from Paul's quote of Isaiah, as undeniably true. Look at the Jewish History. It would benefit anyone reading this to Goo to Romans 9 and read it all in context and you will see Paul making it as clear as he can, the condition we find the children of Israel today, not just from the first century. Israel's condition is one of survival, as determined by their Creator, and it does not depend upon their belief or lack of belief, it is all about the God that created them -- a remnant shall be saved, then and into the future. The God of Israel has even bigger plans for the children of Israel, but that is after the coming of our Lord and Savior, YaHshua. Before that Great Day there is still some things to be played out, things that will prove the Word of the Living God as true. We have yet to see the wrath of the Lamb -- we have seen only the love, the kindness, the sacrifice, the crucified Christ, but what is to come next is going to shock even the hardiest of Bible Believers. Pray that you might stand in that day and receive the Mark of the Living God on their foreheads -- Rev 7:3 -- and what will this Mark of God the Father be?
(Rev 14:1) And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
Interesting, there is a mark of the Beast (Rev 13:16-18) and it has to do with a NAME then there is the Mark of God and it too, is a NAME. Did someone say, "Names don't matter"?
The coming Great Quake of Revelation 6
There is coming a Great Quake and it is going to change the face of the earth. Israel, above all, needs to be aware of this. They will be exposed as never before in these modern times. When the recovery begins, after the Great Quake, that earth shaking event, Israel will find itself fully exposed to its enemies as the Western powers will be limited in their ability to keep the mad dogs at bay. The only hope and salvation will be in their God, the God they have all but rejected. A time will come when all Israel will be raised back to life and David will be their King and they will see the one they hung on the tree, the one they crucified, they will see Him coming and will fall to their knees in repentance and then will their God destroy their enemies.
Israel in Perspective (03-2010)