Remember Yahusha had said that everything in the recently destroyed Jericho now belonged to Him? Well even though He’d put it all ‘under the ban’, a dude named Achan (from the tribe of Judah) sticky-fingered some bling from the ruins of Jericho for himself. That’s right! This little clepto stole treasures! So Yahusha was furious with the Yisharalites, because one of them had directly disobeyed Him. (INTERESTINGLY YAHUSHA HOLDS THE WHOLE NATION OF YISHARAL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISOBEDIENCE OF ONE SINGLE INDIVIDUAL).
And while Yisharal was still camped near Jericho, Joshua sent some spies out with these instructions: “Go to the town of Ai and find out whatever you can about the region around the town.”
So the spies left and went to Ai (which is east of Bethel and near Beth-Aven). And after investigating Ai the spies returned to Joshua and reported, “You don’t need to send the whole army to attack Ai mate, around two or three thousand troops will be more than enough. No point disturbing the whole army for a small town like this!” IN HEBREW `AI' SIMPLY MEANS `RUINS'. SINCE PEOPLE WERE LIVING THERE IN LARGE NUMBERS (ABOUT 12,000) THEN AT THIS TIME IT OBVIOUSLY WASN’T A RUIN; BUT APPARENTLY THIS CITY HAD BEEN BUILT UPON OR NEAR A LARGE RUINS AND SO IT WAS GIVEN THE NAME OF `RUINS' = AI.
So Joshua sent about three thousand soldiers to attack Ai. But the men of Ai fought back and chased the Yisharalite soldiers away from the town gate and down the hill to the stone quarries. Thirty-six Yisharalite soldiers were killed, and the Yisharalites were devastated, their hearts melting like water and they lost all hope. So Joshua and the leaders of Yisharal tore their clothes and put dirt on their heads to show their sorrow, and they laid face-down on the ground in front of the Ark of the Blood-Covenant Witness all day until sunset.
Then Joshua said: “My Master Yahuah, did you bring us across the Jordan River just so the Amorites could destroy us? This wouldn’t have happened if we had agreed to stay on the other side of the Jordan. I can't even talk to you right now, I'm so shocked . . . what do I say to you, since Yisharal’s army has turned and run from the enemy. What was the point of all this? Everyone will now think You weren’t strong enough to protect your people. Now the Canaanites and everyone else who lives in the land will surround us and wipe us out, then what will become of your mighty Name then?”
So Yahusha answered: “Are you finished? Stop lying there on the ground all mopey and upset! Get up right now! I said everything in Jericho belonged to Me and had to be destroyed...didn't I? But the Yisharalites have kept stuff for themselves. YES! They stole from Me, then hid what they took and lied about it. Bet you didn't know that eh! What they stole was supposed to be destroyed, and now Yisharal itself is cursed and must be destroyed. So I’m not with you anymore until you do exactly what I’ve said and destroy the items under the ban that are amongst you. That’s why Yisharal has turned and run from its enemies instead of standing up to them, because they’ve broken their Blood-Covenant with Me.
Say this to the people of Yisharal, ‘Tomorrow you will meet with Yahuah your Alahim, so make yourselves clean and acceptable. Yahuah says that you've taken things that should have been destroyed and you won’t be able to defeat your enemies until you get rid of those things. Tomorrow morning everyone must gather near the Tabernacle. You will all come forward tribe by tribe, and Yahuah will reveal which tribe is guilty. Next, the clans in that tribe must come forward, and Yahuah will show which clan is guilty. Then the families in that clan must come, and Yahuah will point out the guilty family. Finally, the men in that family must come, and Yahuah will show who stole stuff that should've been destroyed. And that man must be put to death, his body burned, and his possessions thrown into the fire. He has done a terrible thing by breaking the set-apart agreement that Yahuah made with Yisharal.”
So Joshua got up early the next morning and brought each tribe to the Tabernacle, and Yahusha revealed that Achan, from Zabdi’s family (of the clan of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah) was guilty. “ACHAN !!!” Joshua said, “YAHUAH THE ALAHIM OF YISHARAL HAS DECIDED YOU’RE GUILTY MATE. IS THIS TRUE? TELL ME WHAT YOU DID, AND DON’T DARE TRY TO HIDE ANYTHING.”
“It’s true,” Achan answered. “I was evil and disobeyed Yahuah the Alahim of Yisharal. While we were in Jericho, I saw a beautiful Babylonian robe, two hundred pieces of silver, and a gold bar that weighed the same as fifty pieces of gold. I wanted them for myself, so I took them. Then I dug a hole under my tent and hid the silver, the gold, and the robe.”
Then Joshua had some people run to Achan’s tent, where they found the silver, the gold, and the robe, and they brought them back and put them in front of the Ark, so Joshua and the rest of the Yisharalites could see them. Then everyone took Achan and the things he had stolen to Trouble Valley. They also took along his sons and daughters, his cattle, donkeys, and sheep, his tent, and everything else that belonged to him. And Joshua said, “ACHAN, LOOK AT THE HORRIFIC TROUBLE YOU’VE CAUSED YISHARAL TODAY . . . HEARTACHE AND BLOODSHED . . . SO NOW YAHUAH IS PAYING YOU BACK IN KIND . . WITH HORRIFIC TROUBLE”
Then the people of Yisharal picked up rocks and boulders and stoned Achan to death. Then they made a fire and burned the bodies, together with what Achan had stolen, and all his possessions (PUT THEM ALL UNDER THE BAN). They covered the remains with a big pile of rocks, which is still there, and Yahusha was no longer furious with Yisharal. And that’s how the place came to be called the Valley of Achor (meaning `TROUBLE’ in Hebrew).
THE SUBJECT OF THIS CHAPTER REVOLVES AROUND THE SAME ONE THAT THE BATTLE FOR JERICHO DOES: THE BAN (THE LAW OF HEREM). AND THE PRINCIPLE/PATTERN IS BROUGHT FORWARD IN A NUMBER OF WAYS INTO THE LATTER SCRIPTURES ALSO:
"The freaky religious leaders kept a close eye on Yahusha, because they wanted to hand him over to the Roman Governor. So they sent some men who pretended to be obedient and genuine, but they were really spies trying to catch Him out saying something wrong. These spies approached Yahusha and said, “Teacher, we know that you teach the truth about what Alahim wants people to do, treating everyone with the same respect, no matter who they are. So tell us, should we pay taxes to the Emperor Caesar or not?”But Yahusha knew that they were trying to trick him, so He replied, “Why do you wanna get Me? and there was silence. Alrighty, any of you guys gotta coin?” So they pulled one out.
“Whose name and face is on it?”
“Caesar's,” they answered.
“Then give Caesar what belongs to Caesar and give Yahuah what belongs to Yahuah.” And the religious freaks couldn't catch Him out saying anything wrong in front of the people. Infact they were amazed at His answer and shut up". LUKE 20 BRS
Whatever belongs to Yahusha is Yahusha’s set-apart property.... and Yahusha’s set-apart property has the ban placed on it. Whatever is not Yahusha’s set-apart property may be legitimately owned and used by someone else, because it does not have the ban placed on it. These religious freaks speaking to Yahusha fully understood that the Divine Instructions (Turah) allowed taxes to be paid to a human government, and the Law of Herem did not cover it. But as it happens when traditions and doctrines of men begin to take on a larger role than the set-apart Scripture-Instructions of Yahusha, rather straight-forward issues can become clouded in a haze of glib sayings and religious rulings.
Things devoted to Yahusha are Yahusha’s and therefore what He does with them are up to Him. Paul speaks of the two extremes in Yahusha’s nature in Romans 11: HIS KINDNESS AND HIS SEVERITY. When a man attempts to disregard the ban by misappropriating Yahusha’s set-apart property, that man will face Yahusha’s severity instead of His kindness. There is another familiar place in the Scripture where the Law of Herem (the ban) is at the core of the matter but because the principle of the ban isn’t known or understood among most Believers it is not recognised in the story:
"Children of Jacob, I'm Yahuah and I never change. That’s why you haven’t been wiped out yet, even though you've ignored, disobeyed and refused to guard My Divine Laws and Instructions, ever since the time of your ancestors. But if you return to Me, I will return to you. And yet you ask, "How can we return?” You people are robbing me, your Alahim. And, here you are, asking, “How are we robbing you?” How? In the tithes and offerings that belong to Me! You've assaulted and cursed Me by taking what's Mine, so that’s why your whole nation is now under a curse. For I'm the all-powerful Yahuah, and I challenge you to put Me to the test. Bring the entire ten percent (tithe) into the storehouse, so there'll be food in My house. Then I'll open the windows of the Shamayim and flood you with blessing after blessing. MALACHI 3 BRS
How can a person rob Yahusha? What does that mean, to “rob” Yahusha? It means that by taking what already belongs to Him you have illegally trespassed on His set-apart property. That which is dedicated to Yahusha is His, AND IT IS UNDER THE BAN. It cannot be taken or used or (just as important) held back. What is the result of violating this ban? “A CURSE IS ON YOU AND YOUR WHOLE NATION….” There are some things owed to Yahusha because He has decided that they are already His (such as the people and possessions of Jericho). Other things He leaves up to us, such as our voluntary contributions, gifts, offerings, behaviours, plans etc that we make by our own decisions (which He is guiding anyway if we have that sort of relationship).
So when we agree with Yahusha on a voluntary contribution or something to do for Him (whatever form that might be) then OWNERSHIP IS IMMEDIATELY TRANSFERRED. Whatever we devoted by an act of agreement with Yahusha HAS become Yahusha’s set-apart property or plan. Should we ever think that after we've told Yahusha we want to give Him something and now we are backing out and change our minds, to us it is typically just a matter of that: we changed our minds and no longer wish to give it to Yahusha; in other words, the deal is off…..no harm no foul. But in Yahusha’s eyes, since it already became His upon your determination and agreement, NOW you are robbing Him.
One would have thought that the lesson learned at Jericho was that by following Yahusha’s Commands, doing things in His way and in His time, His Name would be revered and Yisharal would be victorious. It boggles the mind that all Yisharal did to capture Jericho was to march around it silently, with the Ark in tow and only the noise of their footsteps and the blaring shofars to be heard echoing off the surrounding hills. Yahusha did the rest; the walls didn’t fall because Yisharal made a loud enough racket with those horns; the walls fell because Yahusha destroyed them.
But now we find that after the so-called “battle” was won, someone had disobeyed Yahusha in a very serious way; and this would have a negative effect on what Yisharal would do next: attack the city of Ai. This person was Achan and his crime was that he had stolen some property found in Jericho; property under the ban, property belonging exclusively to Yahusha. No doubt was left to his identity because 4 generations of his family history were given to pin-point him.
It was NOT a KNOWN crime that Yisharal was being blamed for. Achan had done his thievery in secret; it was only AFTER Yisharal had suffered the consequence of Yahusha’s anger that the leaders and then the people of Yisharal were even aware that the cause of a humiliating defeat at Ai was Achan’s theft of Yahusha’s set-apart property.
Flush with success from their easy taking of Jericho, Yisharal’s army was feeling a little arrogant and cocky. They sized up the city and its defenses and determined that it really wasn’t even worth sending very many troops there to take it, only 2 or 3 thousand would be sufficient. Much to their surprise when the army attacked Ai they were quickly routed, chased for a couple of miles, 36 troops were killed, and as a result of this humiliating defeat all the confidence that had been gained from their stunning victory at Jericho went down the drain. As Scripture says, “the hearts of the people melted and turned to water”.
Now Joshua was equally as stunned; he went from being seen as a great general of an unstoppable force, to a weak leader of a disheveled bunch of easily discouraged toy soldiers. In response he went to Yahusha; he fell on his face in despair (before the Ark), he and the leaders of Yisharal certain that Yahusha must have withdrawn His help. They lay there all day until sunset, pouring out their grief before Yahusha and seeking both comfort and answers.
The question asked of Yahusha is this: “Yahusha! Why did you take the trouble to bring this people across the Jordan if you meant to hand us over to the Amorites and have us perish?” The question was really more of a complaint, not unlike ones we read of in Exodus that happened during Yisharal’s wilderness journey. But the Rabbis commentaries severely fault Joshua for his whining (like they can talk) because at least out in the wilderness it was the PEOPLE who complained; but here it was their leader, Joshua.
And isn't Yahusha’s response just gold; He is not in the least bit impressed with all these drama-queens flopping around in the sand before Him, or of the dirt flying into the air, or the sound of garments being torn, or the wailing and moaning; and He also doesn’t appreciate Joshua and the leaders coming to Him basically asking why He didn’t do something different. In other words OBVIOUSLY it was His fault, not theirs. It’s maybe the most asked question of Yahusha by believers today . . . where were you Yahusha when all this was happening to me?
Yahusha says, “Stand up!” In other words, stop praying, stop complaining, and seek the proper source of the problem (and it ain’t Him, the issue is Yisharal). Remember back in Leviticus we learned a principle that is about as foreign to the mind and doctrine of a modern believer as you can get. IT IS THAT BOTH SET-APARTNESS AND IMPURITY CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM PERSON TO PERSON, PERSON TO OBJECT, AND OBJECT TO OBJECT. SET-APART PROPERTY IS NOT A CLECHE OR A NICE DRAMATIC SOUNDING DESCRIPTION TO LIVEN UP THE NARRATIVE. SET-APART PROPERTY IS LITERALLY SOMETHING THAT HAS BECOME SET-APART AS A RESULT OF BEING DEVOTED TO YAHUSHA. IT IS THEORETICALLY CAPABLE OF TRANSMITTING THE RADIOACTIVE SET-APARTNESS OF YAHUSHA TO OTHER THINGS, LIKE PEOPLE. THE PRIESTS COULD, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES (AND DEPENDING ON THEIR ORDER), TOUCH SET-APART OBJECTS. BUT LAY PEOPLE (ORDINARY YISHARALITES) COULD NEVER COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE SET-APART. NOR COULD SET-APART THINGS COME INTO CONTACT WITH THEM. THE ONLY POSSIBLE RESULT FROM SUCH AN EVENT IS THAT THE SET-APART BECOMES DEFILED; OR THAT THE ORDINARY BECOMES DESTROYED BECAUSE YAHUSHA WILL NOT ALLOW UNAUTHORISED TRANSFERENCE OF SET-APARTNESS FROM ONE PERSON OR THING TO ANOTHER.
Therefore it was imperative that the thief responsible for taking those banned items from Jericho is found, and the items retrieved. And the punishment is this: THE PERSON WHO HAS DISOBEYED THE “BAN” HAS BECOME THE “BAN”. In essence the one who confiscated the set-apart property has BECOME himself set-apart property (through exposure), and the banned items right along with the thief who took them have (through his actions AND mostly from his personal contact with those items) become banned and must be destroyed by the only approved method: fire. Why fire? (there's that WHY again, but instead we should ask WHAT? WHAT PATTERN?)
Burning with fire fits the pattern of an Altar sacrifice that involves burning up the item being devoted to Yahusha as the only means to Him possessing it while at the same time preventing any person from using it. Although the word “lot” isn’t used here, both Jewish and Christian scholars agree (shock horror) that the method for finding the evildoer was actually by casting lots. Maybe, maybe not, but interesting.
And eventually Achan was confronted with his crime; so there would be no trial because there was no need. Yahusha had divinely shown Joshua who the guilty party was (through casting lots?!) After Achan confessed all, Joshua sent men running to Achan’s tent and indeed there were the items right where Achan said they were; Yahusha’s set-apart property lying inside a hole under a common tent.
Now something terrible and instructive happens; ACHAN, HIS ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD, HIS LIVESTOCK, ALL HIS POSSESSIONS, AND THE STOLEN BANNED ITEMS WERE TAKEN OUTSIDE THE CAMP TO THE VALLEY OF ACHOR AND THERE ALL LIVING CREATURES ASSOCIATED WITH ACHAN WERE KILLED, EVERYTHING ACHAN OWNED WAS BURNED UP WITH FIRE, AND A MOUND OF STONES WAS PLACED OVER THE REMAINS; PEOPLE, ANIMALS, AND MATERIAL OBJECTS.
VALLEY OF ACHOR . . . 'ACHOR' is a play on words and in Hebrew it means 'TROUBLE'. Since Achan caused such trouble, then Joshua said the penalty would now be “trouble” upon him, and so the place where this trouble upon Achan occurred was appropriately named “trouble” (Achor).
THEN WE SEE THE SAME PATTERN AS WHAT HAPPENED AT JERICHO APPLIED TO ACHAN AND HIS FAMILY AND POSSESSIONS: THEY BECAME YAHUSHA’S ENEMY DUE TO ACHAN’S CRIME OF STEALING THE BAN, AND THUS THEY BECAME BAN; THEY ARE KILLED, THEN BURNED UP, THEN HAVE STONES PILED UPON THEM.
It is precisely what happened to the ban at Jericho. Things devoted to Yahusha take on a real and literal radiating set-apartness, once Yahusha accepts them. (Remember Ananias and Sapphira in the latter texts who dedicated property to Yahusha of their own free will and then changed their minds and held some back and then lied about it . . . ZAP!!)
And the thing we learned about both set-apart objects and people, and impure objects and people, is that they can transmit their set-apartness or impurity to other people and objects by contact and in some cases, simply by mere proximity.
We see this demonstrated in Leviticus primarily as it pertains to defilement. That is (for instance) if a person contracts Tzara’at (a divinely caused skin disease) they can infect an object or another person by touching them. If a dead mouse falls into a cooking pot, that cooking pot contracts ritual impurity not so much because a mouse touched it but because its dead (death is the worst sort of ritual impurity). Then if something is cooked in that now defiled pot, the food contracts the impurity. Then if someone eats that impure food, THEY become impure. This is not a joke, it is not superstition; it is carefully explained in the Turah and it is quite a serious problem.
There are several remedies prescribed in Turah for a person or object that contracts uncleanliness, ranging from washing with water to being destroyed if the object is too porous and thus absorbs so much impurity that it can never be cleaned. But what happens when we’re dealing with the opposite end of the scale; what happens when we’re dealing NOT with impurity, but with set-apartness? The answer is we find that set-apartness CAN also indeed be transmitted in the same way as impurity is transmitted, by touch.
However YAHUSHA HAS EFFECTIVELY RENDERED THE POSSIBILITY OF THE TRANSMISSION OF SET-APARTNESS TO DIVINE THEORY, SO TO SPEAK, BECAUSE HE REFUSES TO ALLOW ACCIDENTAL OR UNAUTHORISED TRANSMISSION OF SET-APARTNESS TO OCCUR (even though by its nature and spiritual laws it CAN happen).
The problem for mankind is that Yahusha’s solution and method for controlling unauthorised transmission of set-apartness is to simply destroy whatever is about to become set-apart as a result. In other words if a Tabernacle Incense burner (used for service to Yahusha in the Wilderness Tabernacle) were to be improperly removed by someone from the Tabernacle and taken to a tent and it came into contact with a common cooking pot, by all spiritual laws that cooking pot would become set-apart. Whatever was cooked in it would then become set-apart and that would be transmitted to whoever ate that food. But the way Yahusha handles such a thing is to immediately destroy the cooking pot and usually the one who facilitated the improper use of Yahusha’s set-apart object thus stopping it before it can happen.
We saw this scenario play out with Aaron’s sons who took set-apart incense burners and put “strange fire” into them; in other words they took coals taken from a common wood fire instead of from the Brazen Altar and laid them upon set-apart objects ordained for service in the Tabernacle. Yahusha burned up the set-apart instruments and Aaron’s sons otherwise divine set-apartness would have been transmitted from the set-apart incense burners to those common coals.
We saw a similar thing later on when Korah and several men from his clan decided they didn’t like Yahusha’s decision of Aaron’s clan being the only ones allowed to present set-apart incense to Yahusha, so they brought their personal fire pans from home, filled them with their own coals and incense and tried to present them to Yahusha inside the sacred Tabernacle grounds. They’re proximity to Yahusha would have caused His great set-apartness to transmit to their fire pans (making them set-apart but without His permission), and so Yahusha supernaturally burned up those fire pans as well as all the men (around 200) who brought them. Thus set-apartness was not transmitted outside of Yahusha’s control.
AND OF COURSE WE SAW HOW YAHUSHA PREVENTED HIS DIVINE RADIATING ESTEEM FROM GETTING INTO THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. PORTAL CLOSED, GARDEN SHUT, HUMANS KICKED OUT, SET-APARTNESS PRESERVED. YAHUSHA’S PERFECTION WILL NEVER BE COMPROMISED.
Are you starting to see how this applies Achan, who had touched the ban from Jericho. The ban is set-apart property. Achan was, theoretically, contaminated with a level of set-apartness to which he was not entitled because it would have transmitted from Yahusha’s set-apart property to him.
What is ALWAYS Yahusha’s solution to this problem? Destruction of the unauthorised receiver of set-apartness, be it an object or a person.
Why was Achan’s family and all his possessions and his livestock also burned up? Most reasonable people (in a compassionate knee-jerk reaction) see Yahusha’s destructive response as awfully extreme and merciless in this situation. But since Achan touched the set-apart property and thus became contaminated with set-apartness, he then likely touched his family members who in turn became contaminated with set-apartness, and they then touched their animals and other personal property. Therefore all had become contaminated with unauthorised set-apartness and the only solution was their total and complete destruction.
IT REALLY IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE VIEW YAHUSHA'S STATUS OF PERFECTION LIKE A DESTRUCTIVE RADIATION (DESTRUCTIVE, THAT IS, TO ANYTHING OR ANYONE WHO IS NOT PERFECT LIKE HIM).
The burden of Achan’s crime had its worst and most devastating effects on his own household. Is that not always the case? Yet it seems as though as we contemplate taking an action that may well be against Yahusha, we don’t consider that many innocent people that we love may be hurt or destroyed because of it.
To pant (to exert oneself in vain because nothing happens as a result)
Strictly nothingness, vanity, wickedness, idolatry, affliction, evil, false, idol, iniquity, mischief, mourning, naught, sorrow, unjust, unrighteous, vain , to distress
To tremble inwardly (or palpitate), to be suddenly alarmed or agitated or anxious, frightened, afraid, dismayed, rash) to quickly terrify, to agitate violently, move, shake, toss
To drive out from a possession; especially to divorce, cast out, drive away, surely put away, trouble, thrust out.
Boiling water, to boil up, to ferment (with scum); to glow (with redness), to smear with pitch, daub, befoul, be red, trouble.
To put in commotion, to disturb, drive, destroy, break, consume, crush, destroy, discomfit, trouble, vex.
To be hot as day (as the warm hours), for a process of time and space, to grieve, rage, be indignant, angry, provoked (to anger, unto wrath), have sorrow, vex, be wroth.
Confusion or uproar, destruction, narrowness, something tight, a stressful situation bitterness and weariness to bow down, make crooked, commit iniquity, pervert, be perverse, turn, do wickedly, do wrong.
Akan, to trouble, troublesome Akar, to roil water, to disturb or affict, stir up, trouble wearing effort, worry of body or mind, grievance, iniquity, labour, mischief, miserable, pain, perverseness, sorrow, toil, travail, trouble, wearisome, wickedness.
To tap, beat regularly, to impel or agitate
Sore, sorrowful, stiff-necked, stubborn to quiver (with any violent emotion, especially anger or fear), be afraid, stand in awe, disquiet, fall out, fret, move, provoke, quake, rage, shake, tremble, trouble, be wroth.
“They are overcome with trouble and despair, afraid like a terrified king about to go into battle”. JOB 15 BRS
“The down-trodden and oppressed can run to you Yahuah, because you’re a fortress in times of trouble. Everyone who honors Your Name can trust you because you’re steadfast and true for everyone who depends on You". PSALM 9 BRS
"I am surrounded by trouble, but you nourish and protect me against my angry enemies, and with your own powerful arm you keep me safe”. PSALM 138 BRS
“A wicked person is trapped by lies and filth from their lips, but those obedient to Yahuah’s Instructions stay out of trouble”. PROVERBS 12 BRS
“Yahuah is a merciful Alahim, Who always comforts us when we’re in trouble, so that we can intern share that same comfort with others in trouble. Yes, we not only share in the terrible sufferings of Yahusha, but also in the wonderful comfort He gives too. We suffer in the hope that you will be comforted and delivered, and because we’re comforted, you will also be comforted, as you patiently endure suffering like ours”. 2 COR 1 BRS
“In His perfect justice, Yahusha will thoroughly pay back anyone who troubles you” 2 THESS 1 BRS
“Try to live clean and obedient and at peace with everyone, because if you don’t, you’ll never see Yahusha. Make sure that no one misses out on His wonderful kindness, but instead becomes bitter and causes trouble for the rest of you”. HEBREWS 12 BRS
THE INSPIRED HEBREW AND THE SCRIPTURES PAINT A VIVID PICTURE OF TROUBLE DON'T THEY. LOOKING AT JUST HOW DREADFUL OUR EXISTENCE BECOMES WITHOUT YAHUSHA’S LIFE AND PEACE IN US, CAN YOU START TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE CONDITION OF PEOPLE’S FRAGILE HEARTS AND MINDS ARE LIKE IN YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE? WHY WOULD YOU TAKE THEIR INSANITY PERSONALLY? YOU TRUST YAHUSHA FOR YOUR LIFE DON’T YOU? FOR WHAT’S COMING NEXT? . . . NEXT CHAPTER, NEXT MEAL, NEXT DAY? DON’T YOU?
THE OUTSIDE WORLD DOESN’T FEEL LIKE THAT AND THEY LIVE IN TROUBLE, TROUBLE FROM EACH OTHER, TROUBLE FROM THE ENEMY THAT’S TRYING TO SNUFF THEM OUT ONE BY ONE AND ALSO TROUBLE FROM YAHUSHA’S WRATH ON THEIR WICKED UNREPENTANT BEHAVIOUR.
TROUBLE IS TO PANT AND SCREAM IN AGONY WHILE BEING VIOLENTLY SHAKEN, PUT IN BOILING WATER AND TORMENTED IN BODY AND MIND TO THE POINT OF MENTAL INSANITY, DEPRESSION AND DESPERATE DESPAIR. COMPLETELY CRACKED, DEFEATED AND OVERTAKEN UNTIL YOU YOURSELF NO LONGER EXIST. THE QUESTION IS `IF YOU'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THIS AGONY TO BE POSSESSED, WHICH MASTER DO YOU WANT? GOOD OR EVIL CONTROLLING YOU? YAHUSHA OR SATAN.
THIS IS THE DEATHLY PROCESS OR WRATH, JUDGMENT AND TROUBLE YAHUSHA IS PUTTING HIS BRIDE THROUGH CURRENTLY SO THAT THEY WON'T HAVE TO ENDURE THE FINAL JUDGMENT (TO BE FOUND GUILTY AT THE END WITH THE REST OF MANKIND).
TROUBLE IS EVERYWHERE IN THIS WORLD. SOME MAY HIDE THIS STATE WITHIN THEM BETTER THAN OTHERS (TRYING TO SMILE THEIR FACE AND GET ON WITH IT) BUT WE BEST BELIEVE IT IS THE TRUE STATE OF A PERSON WITHOUT YAHUSHA’S CALMING PEACE, LOVE, JOY AND STABILITY. THE BRIDE CAN LOVE THESE PEOPLE USING THE 3 RULES, KNOWING THAT IT’S STUPID TO TAKE ANYTHING THEY SAY PERSONALLY SO JUST UNDERSTAND THEM, LET THEM HAVE IT AND DON’T MAKE EXCUSES FOR THEM OR YOURSELF. WEAR YOUR ARMOR AND STAY OUT OF TROUBLE BY LISTENING AND BEHAVING HOW YAHUSHA WANTS.
Where is the Set-Apart War that Yahusha is waging to take back His Promised Land for His Bride Today?
What are the spoils of this war (His set-apart property)?