The Scepter Promise ~ by Eudora

Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between His feet, until Shiloh come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.

Interesting thing I discovered here is that the scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between His feet AND unto Him, shall the gathering of the people be. Most often we read the Bible and just glaze over so many important words as if they are just that, words on a page.

Just what is a scepter in Hebrew terms? Scepter in Hebrew is shebet, pronounced shay’-bet. This word means to branch off; a scion, i.e. (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan:–X correction, dart, rod, sceptre, staff, tribe.

Notice that most all scrolls are held by two pieces of something that looks similar to a scepter or a stick?

A people who are governed by a scepter, in this case God’s people, or Yahwey’s people; are branched off from all other people. The way I get this is perhaps better explained as a people set aside for His glory.

This word scepter, as a tool, would be used to set aside His people, rule them, teach them how to walk in His paths, a tool used to guide them, correct them and or rule them with. Ergo, for now, I believe that the Holy Spirit would be the One to guide the people until Shiloh come.

The bible also tells us in another place that when Yahushua returns for His people, He Who is faithful and True (Revelation 19:11) will ride in on a white horse to judge and make war. The angel armies will follow Him from the opened heavens and they too will ride upon white horses and will wear fine linen, white and clean. Upon His return, He shall rule the nations with a rod of iron. This rod of iron, is His scepter.

The scepter of Judah is the manner of its government.  His government is constituted by the Law of Elohim. Yahushua was given this scepter because He is the lawgiver from the tribe of Judah.

torah-on-the-rock

Revelation 19:15 And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

When Yahwey declared His vision of holiness to the Israelites, He gave them the opportunity to make their own decision. If they wanted to live within His blessing, they would be blessed with the physical birthright blessing, passed down from the Abrahamic covenant because Jacob was Abraham’s heir.

Since the tribe of Judah came from the loins of Jacob, we can look at the blessings that were specific to Jacob. It was Isaac, Jacob’s father who passed on these wonderful promises to his son Jacob. ‘The dew of heaven, of the fatness of the earth and plenty of grain and wine.’ People would serve Jacob, nations would bow down to him, He would be master over his brethren and his mothers sons would bow down to him. Everyone who cursed him, would be cursed and those who blessed him, would be blessed. (Genesis 27:28-29)

In Jacob’s blessing, the dew of the heaven is spoken of first by his father Isaac because this is what he knew that his son would depend on to replenish the fatness of the earth. In Esau’s blessing, the fatness of the earth is what Isaac blessed him with first because Isaac knew that his son Esau regarded more, since he was a hunter.  Jacob received a kiss with his blessing where Esau did not. I do not know if that is important or not but it is noticed.

Jacob would be a nation and a company of nations would come from him; and kings too. (Genesis 35:11)

The second time that Jacob was blessed  was just before he left to go to his uncle Laban’s to be spared the anger of his brother Esau who wanted to kill him.

In this blessing, Isaac told Jacob not to take a wife from the daughters of Canaan, the fourth son of Ham, the son of Noah.  Instead, he sent him to Rebekah’s brother Laban, a Syrian, to find a wife there. But he was a relative so that was ok and within the Law.

Genesis 28:3-4 And El-Shaddai bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people, And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee and to thy seed with thee, that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which Elohim gave unto Abraham.

So Jacob would also receive all the blessing that had also been bestowed upon his grandfather Abraham and so would Jacob’s generations.

Many folks are taught that Jacob stole the birthright blessing from his brother Esau but what does the Bible say occurred before these twin boys were even born, while they struggled within their mothers womb?

Genesis 25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

It becomes obvious then that Yahwey knew who He was going to make sure received the birthright blessing. The first child to come from the womb of their mother Rebekah was Esau, who by all normal conditions would have received the firstborn promise, but that was not so.

It was Jacob, the second twin, who was to be served by his younger brother, Esau. It wasn’t just a coincidence of their mothers interfering. This was how Yahwey ordained it to be. Yes, Rebekah did interfere in the birthright blessing by trickery but all of this was not necessary. Yahwey would have worked it out to hasten His word to perform it.

Later of course we know through the Biblical writings that Jacob would certainly learn his own hard lessons at the hand of Laban, his uncle who used deceitful devices through twenty-one years of labor that resulted in the birth of the nation of promise.

Not to mention but I will, that Esau himself found no value in his birthright anyway. In his own words spoken to Jacob who asked him to sell him his birthright for a bowl of soup, Esau responded by saying, “I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?” This is the avenue where Jacob legally received the birthright blessing of Abraham from Esau who was the first born son of Isaac. ~ Genesis 25:29-34

Jacob also received a blessing from Yahwey Who was standing at the top of a stairway in a dream.

And behold YHVH stood above it, and said, I AM YHVH’ Elohim of Abraham thy father, and the Elohim of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south; and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. ~ Genesis 28:13-14

Through the scriptures, we follow this line from Abraham to his grandson Jacob from who sprang the twelve tribes of the Israelites. Then Jacob took his family into Egypt at about 1706 BC where they remained until the account of the life and death of Moses where only a remnant of the Israelites entered into the land of Canaan. While these people were at Mt Sanai, they received the law.

Moses reminded the Israelites of their duty and what was expected of them before they even agreed to keep covenant with Yahwey. They would receive the blessings…. If they obeyed and kept His commandments. These same laws were given them again before Moses died. Moses said, If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. ~ Deuteronomy 30:10

Thus , this is the proof that the law was always intended to be in their heart. Even Yahwey Himself said, “I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken. O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear Me, and keep all My commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! ~ Deuteronomy 5:28-29

It was something that Yahwey always wanted was that the heart of His chosen people would embrace His law and keep His commandments in their heart ‘forever’. But this law would not remain in their heart and the children of Elohim did not keep His commandments, ordinances or His statutes as Abraham had.

While in the land of Canaan,  Isaac was stopped from leaving, even though there was a famine in the land. Yahwey appeared to Isaac and told him to stay put. At that time, he and his wife Rebekah had no children.  Yahwey recommended to him the good example of his father’s obedience, preserved by the covenant in his family through his Grandfather Abraham.

Because that Abraham obeyed My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws. ~ Genesis 26:5

Abraham was blessed to be the heir of the everlasting covenant because by faith he did everything that Yah bid him to do, Yahwey’s commandments, statutes and Abraham kept Torah as the instruction for his daily life too. This scripture written in Torah is proof that the Torah was present at the beginning of the covenant that he made with Abraham.  It was four hundred and thirty years later that Yahwey invited the nation of Israelites to come into covenant with Him at the base of Mt. Sinai. Paul later reiterated this information in his letter to the folks at Galatia. { 3:17-19 }

Down through the ages, these people would rebel against Yahwey. He would woo them and call them back to Him through His prophets and they would return for awhile under this king or that king but eventually, most of them strayed away from keeping covenant and they were taken captive and later dispersed among the nations with the exception of the tribe of Judah and possibly Benjamin.

Yahwey promised through His prophet Jeremiah that He would put His law into the heart of man. But this scepter promise did not come until after the death of His Son Yahushua, when the people would become empowered by the Holy Spirit. This promise came during the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) when it was explained to the crowd that in order to receive this promise, they would need to repent and be baptized in the name of Yahushua, the son of the living Elohim.

Acts 2:1, 38-39

1 ¶ And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Yahushua HaMashiach for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Spirit of Holiness. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as The Master our Elohim shall call.

The promise had finally come. The sceptre promise to gather a people would begin at Jerusalem on the Feast of Weeks, where the Spirit of Holiness would move into the repentant heart and begin to teach, instruct, and rule as promised.

For now a people are being gathered and ruled in their heart by the same law given at Mt Sanai, by the power of the Holy Spirit and through the faith in the written word. The Torah of Yahwey being internalized is better because it comes with an understanding that sins are forgiven permanently and not just temporarily. I believe a person does the best he or she can with the information given in the scriptures but that the full untainted version will be explained after the first resurrection.

Torah was originally established on an eternal promise. The difference is that we love Yahwey so much that we are willing to live according to His ways and that we are guided internally by the Spirit of Holiness, Who leads us into all truth thereby equipping us to fulfill His purpose in our lives, His way.

Hebrews 8:10 1 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put My laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people:

We are Israel. We have repented from breaking His Torah because that is what sin is. Sin is a violation of Yahwey’s law. Everyone practicing sin also practices lawlessness and sin is the breaking of that law. Sin is lawlessness.

1st John 3:4 ¶ Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Eventually, the man of lawlessness is coming for those who keep the commandments of Yahwey so we know there is a set aside people who keep Torah  of Yahwey and the testimony of Yahushua. ~ Revelation 12:17

Upon His return, ‘until Shiloh come’; Yahushua as King would not only rule over a people, He will then rule over the nations. It will be during this rule that everyone will consent together in obedience to one common rule under His Sceptre, simularily as when all the Israelites gathered under Mt. Sinai to receive Torah.

The scepter shall not depart from Judah means that the ruling power shall not depart from Judah. The scepter, is the ruling power. The lawgiver shall not depart from between His feet means that the One which has the power to dictate and prescribe the laws of the government shall not depart from between His feet EVER!

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be Wonderful, Counseller, The Mighty El, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom to order it, and  with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of YHVH’ of hosts will preform this.  YHVH’ sent a word unto Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel. ~ Isaiah 9:6-8

His dominion, power, and authority under Yahushua will be for all nations. The rule under Him, is maintained through and by His Torah. Everything is already written.

There is peace in the soul of those who willingly obey Torah. Yahwey said that it would be well with those who would fear Him and kept all of His commandments.

Psalm 45:6. Thy throne, O Elohim, is for ever and ever: the scepter of Thy kingdom is a right scepter.

Advertisements

About eudoranachand

A Spirit filled disciple who continually seeks His kingdom and His righteousness.
This entry was posted in Prophecy. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s