BERE'SHIYTH (GENESIS) 34:8-12 את CEPHER And Chamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shekem longs for your daughter: I pray you give her him to be his woman. And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you. And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein. And Shekem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give. Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to be my woman. Our fellowship with individuals outside the IVIRY (Hebrew) YASHAR'EL (Israel) nation should always be scrutinized and placed in a box wrapped up with caution tape. The TORAH and precepts must be uttered and administered within the sanctuary and during evangelism duties outside the assembly hall since we're constantly interacting with foreigners and Idolaters. To restore the AVRAHAM covenant promised by YAHUAH'El we must separate from the ministers and priests who became hypocrites of righteousness and lovers with BA'AL Pe'or SHOFETIYM (JUDGES) 3:4-7 את CEPHER. Examine the festivals and Shabbath found in the Cepher and discard religions that have confused the minds of fellow believers with foreign customs, traditions and idols. YESHA'YAHU (ISAIAH) 1:9-20 את CEPHER. Adhere to the mitsvah (commandment) of hospitality towards our brothers and sisters. Displaying courage when questioned about the IVIRY (Hebrew) YASHAR'EL (Israel) faith and obedience to the TORAH. Praying for repentance and a restoration of the AVRAHAM, YITSCHAQ and YA'AQOV covenant. Reestablishing moral ethics and discipline within our marriages and among our families to become a beacon of light to those wandering in the darkness. YESHA'YAHU (ISAIAH) 30:18-22 את CEPHER. Our "Yoke" must be clarified because it can either bind us or detach us regarding our faith and what we expect from foreigners in order to commune with them. Many times non believers, parishioners from foreign religions, atheists will confuse our non participation of worldly holidays and traditions as heretics. Our overall goal is restoration of the AVRAHAM covenant and be evenly "Yoke" with others but what do evenly "Yoke" actually mean? We will research two definitions from two perspectives and examine how they line up together. The first definition comes from the Webster Dictionary and defines the word "Yoke" as (noun) 1a a wooden bar or frame by which two draft animals (such as oxen) are joined at the heads or necks for working together b: an arched device formerly laid on the neck of a defeated person c: a frame fitted to a person's shoulders to carry a load in two equal portions d: : a clamp or similar piece that embraces two parts to hold or unite them in position (2): SERVITUDE, BONDAGE b: TIE, LINK especially : MARRIAGE (verb) 1a: to put a yoke on (2): to join in or with a yoke b: to attach to something to join as if by a yoke d: to put to work. So the intellectual definition is leaning more towards inanimate objects and putting the inanimate object into action to perform a task. The intellectual interpretation of “Yoke'' means an object or device joining two things together to perform a task as one: as in the case of agricultural purposes. If a "Yoke" joins two oxen together it is recommended the oxen be homogeneous in size and strength in order to work together effectively to accomplish the goal of farming or tilling the land. If an ox is shorter or weaker than the other, it would make the stronger oxen work harder and over time make the stronger beast weak. A cangue is a flat wooden framework or "Yoke" that is locked around a person's neck and borne on the shoulders, formerly used in China and during American slavery to punish individuals. The verb definition of bondage and servitude also is categorized with the word "Yoke" and is defined as forced labor and accomplishing a task against your will. The spiritual definition defines "Yoke" from a moral perspective relating to or affecting the human ruach (spirit) or nepfesh (soul) as opposed to material or physical things. Inner beings Is defined as the ruach (spirit) within all mankind that is able to harness the deepest ethical values by which people live, often in a context separate from political correctness and worldly lusts. This can be described as putting the TORAH and precepts around our neck as a "Yoke" and be led into salvation. MISHLEI (PROVERBS) 27:17 את CEPHER tells us that Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. The Webster Dictionary defines "countenance" as person's face or facial expression or support. So in the previous precept a man or woman will support another brother or sister to help build their faith so their sword of righteousness will stay sharp. The brother or sister must be "Yoked" with the ministry of YAHUSHA HA'MASHIACH and dedicated to an unbiased examination of the CEPHER. TITUS (TITUS) 2:11-15 את CEPHER For the grace of Elohiym that brings salvation has appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying wickedness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and holy, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great Elohiym Ha'Gadol and our Savior Yahusha Ha'Mashiach; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you. To be evenly "Yoked" takes courage and necessary adjustments must be applied to remain upright among a crooked and twisted generation. How many family members, co-workers, companions do you have that live in disobedience to the TORAH ? Do a majority of your friends boast about sexual conquests? Are they involved in illegal activities? Do you keep company with drunkards and substance abusers? Do you excuse the behavior of unrepentant sodomites or friends and family members fixated on worldly lusts? Remember iron sharpens iron but a family member or friends lifestyle can affect our walk with the Most High ELOHIYM if goes unchecked. This doesn't mean displaying a holiest than thou attitude that you may offend others or bring reproach upon your faith and cause someone to stumble but being prudent in your conversations and steadfast in your ethical convictions. This may involve personal separation and deep prayer seeking discernment from a supernatural realm beyond the ordinarily observable world. The CEPHER says in QORINTIYM SHENIY (2 CORINTHIANS) 6:14-17 את CEPHER Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness? And what concord has Yahusha Ha'Mashiach with Beliya`al? or what part has he that believes with an infidel? And what agreement has the Temple of Elohiym with idols? for ye are the Temple of the living Elohiym; as Elohiym has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their Elohiym, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, says Yahuah, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, The ethical aspect of being unevenly "Yoke" is fellowship with someone with degenerate morals that choose to remain in a lifestyle contrary to the moral edification of the TORAH and CEPHER. It takes diligence and patience to fully examine our role with YAHUAH'El and becoming evenly "Yoke" with his moral instructions for us. This love of the TORAH and CEPHER moral instructions will make us question many religions definition of being unevenly "Yoke" which they defined as emotional and physical companionships between men and women but the unevenly "Yoke" goes beyond mere relationships but fortifies and clarifies our faith and the Mosaic laws. When we discus being evenly "Yoke" we should always think of the body of YAHUSHA HA'MASHIACH (Jesus Christ) and the AVRAHAM covenant. Both are constantly attacked, mocked, ridiculed and blasphemed by atheists and enemies of our faith. Many upstart religions do not apply strong emphasis of being unevenly "Yoke' in their doctrines or ban the fellowship of individuals unrepentant of their carnal behavior and lifestyles. In the last 15 years, every religion have suffered scandal and lawsuits but continues to allow unrepentant bigots, pedophiles, adulterers, sodomiyms and substance abusers to hold leadership or deacon positions. The enemies of YAHUSHA HA'MASHIACH are winning right now because entertainment, media, politics, technology, religion, education are making the church of Satan marketing and advertising campaigns effective. Lucifer has the number one show on the Fox network titled "Lucifer". Almost every show on BET has a scene with sodomy, fornication and adultery written in the script. Daryl Hall of Hall and Oats, Ozzy Osbourne, Sammy Davis Jr, Christian Bale, Cybil Shepherd have proclaimed to be witches or attended an occult ritual during their career. https://www.google.com/amp/s/pagesix.com/2018/09/21/celebrities-who-have-dabbled-in-the-occult/amp/ The LGBTQ organization has politicians, school superintendents and religions so hush mouth and shook that it is a hate crime to speak out on same sex marriage and gay rights taught to elementary and high school students. It is a war being waged by individuals who worship idols in feminine, masculine or without gender imagery. Paganism strongly emphasizes equality of the sexes and have we not seen this campaign conducted by politicians, religions and social organizations? How many women have you seen play a prominent role in the modern Pagan movement? Can you count the movies and television programs where goddess worship is featured in most Pagan ceremonial scenes. Unequally "Yoke” allows unrepentant idolaters, fornicators, drunkards and revilers to fellowship with believers that causes rumors and gossip to spread like a 5 alarm fire potentially destroying the concept of the believers faith. TIMOTHEUS SHENIY (2 TIMOTHY) 3:4-8 את CEPHER Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of Elohiym; Having a form of holiness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with diverse lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the Truth. Now as Iannes and Iambres withstood Mosheh, so do these also resist the Truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
Within the Webster Dictionary, a "Yoke" was put on beasts of burdon and the weaker or shorter ox would walk more slowly than the taller, stronger one, causing the load to go around in circles. When oxen are unequally yoked, they cannot perform the task that is set before them. Instead of working together, they are at odds with one another. This scenario is similar to the state of organized religion and marriages of modern western societies. I researched ancient Jewish weddings and the Jewish denomination defines marriage as an engagement or betrothal which is a period of time between a marriage proposal and the marriage itself (which typically but not always commenced with a wedding). During this period, a couple is said to be fiancés (from the French), betrothed, intended, engaged to be married. The ancient Yashar' E'Liy (Israelite) nation were given clear instructions from MOSHE on conduct, behavior and preparation before marriage outlined in the Torah. The other nations, condone sexual activity before marriage but what do the TORAH and precepts say on the matter: Please examine 1,BERE'SHIYTH (GENESIS) 28:6-10 את CEPHER. 2,VAYIQRA (LEVITICUS) 18:4-18 את CEPHER 3.DEVARIYM (DEUTERONOMY) 27:22,23 את CEPHER The MOST HIGH ELOHIYM supplanted the YASHAR'EL nation among all these nations that practice sodomy, bestialities, paganism, human sacrifice, idol worship, debauchery not because YAHUAH'EL hated them but their obedience, faith, courage, endurance was constantly tested as we are in this generation. The ancient generation forbid unchaperoned visits because it protected the virtue of both person's but teens and even adults in our generation are dating unsupervised and being sexually promiscuous without defining their relationships. Many of us have been sexually active before marriage or had unplanned pregnancies with a person not our mate. Never beat yourself up or carry baggage of your past but look towards the future. All of us have dealt with a situation that brought us grief and humiliation because we listened to someone or commune with an individual that we should have not let into our inner circle. Many of us were rebellious against our parents discipline and chosen a different lifestyle. Became fascinated with the fleshy lusts of the world instead of keeping a firm grip on moderation, humbleness and courage. Trying to get rich quick and throwing caution to the wind. Had children by several men or women because we were looking for love and compassion or satisfying our burning loins. You name it and I'm sure most of us have experienced it. The difference from the past to our present is knowing truth and repentance so we can escape from the path of disobedience and destruction. EPH'SIYM (EPHESIANS) 2:1-6 את CEPHER AND you has he quickened, who were dead in transgressions and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the ruach that now works in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But Elohiym, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Mashiach, (by grace ye are saved;) And has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Mashiach Yahusha: Let us not misquote the precepts to justify us continuing to be aligned with unrepentant individuals that have not repented from their sinful behavior and lifestyles. Our love for truth and salvation should guide our ruach to make a separation from foreign nations and religions continually practicing sin. Discarding baggage such as toxic friends, obnoxious co-workers, rude relatives would be so much easier if we could just press delete on a computer keyboard or unfriend them like on social media platforms. What about children raised in the faith that never put strong emphasis on abstinence during their youth and choose to marry or have children with a unrighteous, belligerent and egotistical mate? YITSCHAQ (Isaac) and RIVQAH (Rebecca) faced the same quandary when dealing with Esau. The divorce rate and single parenting is so high in western culture is parents rely upon their own understanding or marry for prosperity. Both male and female IVIRY (Hebrew) were to practice sexual abstinence and remain virgins or be put to death. I don't recommend stoning your child because western law forbids such punishment but keeping it real with your child when they reach puberty can alleviate the heartache of unplanned pregnancies or divorce in the future. Unlike today's culture, IVRIYM (Hebrews) were married in early youth, and marriages were usually arranged within the narrow circle of the clan and the family. It was undesirable to marry a woman from a foreign clan, lest she or he introduce foreign beliefs and practices.1.TOVIYAHU (TOBIT) 6:10-17- את CEPHER. 2.CHOKMAH SHALOMAH (WISDOM OF SOLOMON) 14:24-26 את CEPHER
Ancient IVRIYM weddings never involved a wedding ceremony like we see today with the bride walking down the aisle to be married in the synagogue. Modern Jewish and Christian weddings are as removed and different from the ancient IVRIYM marriages of the first century. In ancient generations the man and woman enters the marriage chamber and consummates the marriage while the companions of the bride and groom wait and celebrate outside or in the next room. The groom hands the bloodied "proof of virginity cloth" to the witnesses chosen by the bride's parents, who then give it to the bride for safekeeping. After consummation, the entire wedding party walks to the house of the groom in a procession for a wedding feast. At the conclusion of the wedding feast, the couple has completed the ancient ritual of marriage. This ancient ritual is seen from the time of Abraham, right down to the first century. There was no "wedding ceremony" in the synagogue in the first century, performed under a canopy where the bride and groom would hold hands and say, "I do" before an audience of friends and family. This didn’t develop for hundreds of years after YESHUA HA'MASHIACH . BERE'SHIYTH (GENESIS) 24:67 את CEPHER And Yitschaq brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rivqah, and she became his woman; and he loved her: and Yitschaq was comforted after his mother's death.
BERE'SHIYTH (GENESIS) 29:15-30 את CEPHER Being evenly "Yoke" in our generation is an assignment we can not set aside. it is our duty to reclaim our families from the wickedness and idolatry of mankind. We must separate ourselves from the worldly lusts of this world and restore the covenants given to our ancestors.