MATOT (tribes)/ MASSEI (stages)

Numbers 30:1 And Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes concerning the Children of Israel saying, This is what יהוה has commanded. 2 If a man makes a vow to יהוה or obligates himself by swearing an oath; he will not break his word; he will do all that he said he would do. C-MATS

Question: What does it mean “he will not break his word”? He shall not desecrate his word. A believer’s word is sacred; for him to violate it is a desecration. Everyone must watch their own words, whether spoken, sung, or written. He must do what he says he is going to do,

Question: Why should we be very careful about what words come out of our mouth? The Divine Bridegroom wants to train His Betrothed Bride to be very, very careful with the utterances of her mouth. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. What comes out of our mouths is therefore very, very important. Indeed, our mouths and other organs of speech have been recreated by יהוה, in order that, through them as well as the other members of our bodies, we may bring honor and glory to יהוה. The words which come out of our mouths reveal what is inside of us.

 Matt 12:34 O generation of snakes, how can you, being evil speak good things? Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings evil things. 36 But every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned. C-MATS

Question:  Why is it important that we not say publicly we are going to do something, and then not do it? Because we are emissaries of יהוה – and if we as His emissaries do not do what we say we will do, His Name will be profaned. What Yahshua did was to remind us that Heaven is יהוה’s throne, that the Earth is יהוה’s footstool, that Jerusalem is the City of the Great King, and that we cannot by shouting or swearing it make anything happen. Yahshua was merely pointing out that יהוה is in control of all aspects of our world; hence we are in no position to make vows or oaths. Yahshua was teaching us to seek His will, and perform His Words — not go around foolishly proclaiming our own ideas about what ought to happen. The “voice” by which the Redeemed of יהוה are to live is His Voice — not our own.

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