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YHVH A Man of War Exodus 15:1-3 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto YHVH, and spake, saying, I will sing unto YHVH, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. 2 YHVH is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him. 3 YHVH is a man of war: YHVH is his name.
Yeshua: A Man of Peace Peace: Gods Goal World Tomorrow Peaceful Earth 1000 years of Peace
How we get there War –Man against man –Then: God wars –YHVH a man of war
God: Waging War Noah Sodom Egypt Canaanites
God: right to wage war What about man?
David Goliath Philistines Conquests….. Yet: A man after Gods own heart
Numbers 1 Numbers 1:3 3 From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies. Numbers 1: And the children of Reuben, Israel's eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 21 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred. 22 Of the children of Simeon, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, those that were numbered of them, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; v 24 – 36…
Numbers 31:3-7 And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge YHVH of Midian. 4 Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war. 5 So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. 6 And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand. 7 And they warred against the Midianites, as YHVH commanded Moses
Rules of War Deuteronomy 20:1-4 When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for YHVH thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 2 And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people, 3 And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; 4 For YHVH your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. ……v17
But…. W W J D ?
Thou shalt not kill Matthew 5: Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time: Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
And More …. W W J D ? Matthew 5:39 But, I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. Resist not evil Turn the other cheek
Pacifism Historic peace churchesHistoric peace churches: 17 th, 18 th centuries Religious Society of FriendsReligious Society of Friends (Quakers), Amish Mennonites Church of the Brethren Other AnaBaptists: Adventists CG7 and branches….
Tolstoy Popularized idea that pacifism was the key teaching of Jesus
Armed Disciples Luke 22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Luke 22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough. Luke 22: When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? 50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
Disciples Simon Zealotes –Zealot Judas Ischarot –Scari
Now ….. WDJRS ? What Did Jesus Really Say?
Thou Shalt Not Kill Matt 5:21 Exodus 22:13 –Lo Ratzach Ratzach = Murder –Premediated murder Harag = Kill –Justifiable homicide, man-slaughter, accidental killing, killing in war
Matt 5:21 Greek also has different words for Kill (apokteino) vs. Murder (phoneuo) Greek word for murder (phoneuo), not kill (apokteino), used in Matt 5:21
Matt 5:39 Matthew 5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil (evil one): but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Romans 12:9 KJV Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. NJB Romans 12:9 Let love be without any pretence. Avoid what is evil; stick to what is good. NIV Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
James 4:7 KJV James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. NJB James 4:7 Give in to God, then; resist the devil, and he will run away from you. NIV James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Key: Jesus (Yeshua) adherred to the Scriptures: He amplified the Torah, the Prophets, the Writings. Matthew 5: Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Luke 24:44-45 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me. 45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
Hebrew Proverb KJV Psalm 37:1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. NAB Psalm 37:1 Do not be provoked by evildoers; do not envy those who do wrong. TNK Psalm 37:1 Do not be vexed by evil men; do not be incensed by wrongdoers NJB Psalm 37:1 Do not get heated about the wicked or envy those who do wrong.
Psalms 37:8 KJV Psalm 37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. NJB Psalm 37:8 Refrain from anger, leave rage aside, do not get heated -- it can do no good; NIV Psalm 37:8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret-- it leads only to evil. TNK Psalm 37:8 Give up anger, abandon fury, do not be vexed; it can only do harm.
Proverbs 24:19 KJV Proverbs 24:19 Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; NJB Proverbs 24:19 Do not be indignant about the wicked, do not be envious of the evil, NIV Proverbs 24:19 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of the wicked, NAB Proverbs 24:19 Be not provoked with evildoers, nor envious of the wicked; TNK Proverbs 24:19 Do not be vexed by evildoers; Do not be incensed by the wicked
Proverbs 24:29 KJV Proverbs 24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work. NJB Proverbs 24:29 Do not say, 'I will treat my neighbour as my neighbour treated me; I will repay everyone what each has earned.' NIV Proverbs 24:29 Do not say, "I'll do to him as he has done to me; I'll pay that man back for what he did." LXE Proverbs 24:29 Say not, As he has treated me, so will I treat him, and I will avenge myself on him for that wherein he has injured me. TNK Proverbs 24:29 Do not say, "I will do to him what he did to me; I will pay the man what he deserves.
Resisting Evil (one) Jesus was referring to the Scriptural admonitions, that can be paraphrases as: Do not compete with evil actions
Proverbs 20:22 KJV Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. NJB Proverbs 20:22 Do not say, 'I shall repay evil'; put your hope in Yahweh and he will keep you safe. NIV Proverbs 20:22 Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you. NAB Proverbs 20:22 Say not, "I will repay evil!" Trust in the LORD and he will help you.
Conduct Between Brothers Matthew 5: Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. 23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Defending Home KJV Exodus 22:2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him. NJB Exodus 22:1 'If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck a mortal blow, his blood may not be avenged, NIV Exodus 22:2 "If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck so that he dies, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed; TNK Exodus 22:1 If the thief is seized while tunneling, and he is beaten to death, there is no bloodguilt in his case.
Thief, Manslaughter Exodus 22:2-3 NIV "If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck so that he dies, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed; But if it happens after sunrise, he is guilty of bloodshed. "A thief must certainly make restitution, but if he has nothing, he must be sold to pay for his theft.
WDJRS ? Do not resist evil doers = Do not compete with evil doers ie: Do not rival or vie with one who has wronged you. Not saying one should lie down in the face of evil, or submit to evil.
Important Principle In human relationships: neighbors, associates, brothers, aquantances….. Does not apply to murders, rapists, persons of violence, nor to enemy on the battlefield, but to the fundamentals of relationships between brothers, neighbors. About how to relate to our neighbors.
Matt 5:39 Matthew 5:39b … whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also…. In light of the words of Torah…. We apply Proverbs 25:21…..
Proverbs 25:21 KJV Proverbs 25:21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
If a neighbor or friend insults or challenges us, we are not to slap him back … but tolerate his hotheaded response …. Allow a temporary hotheaded response to play itself out NJB Proverbs 25:21 If your enemy is hungry, give him something to eat; if thirsty, something to drink. NIB Proverbs 25:21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. NAB Proverbs 25:21 If your enemy be hungry, give him food to eat, if he be thirsty, give him to drink;
I Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
I Peter 3:9 8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
Romans 12:14, Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Proverbs 20:22 NJB Do not say, 'I shall repay evil'; put your hope in Yahweh and he will keep you safe.
Romans 12:21 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.