Isaiah 56:4-5: For thus says YHWH: “To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths, And choose what pleases Me, And hold fast My covenant, Even to them I will give in My house And within My walls a place and a name Better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name That shall not be cut off."
How wonderful that through Isaiah a major prophet of Old the HOLY ONE spoke this statement to the Eunuchs. You know, how fitting that this WORD came forth when it did. For perhaps 200 hundred years later a young man was taken captive, he and his friends, and they were made eunuchs.
These young men were educated and had awesome fear of YHWH. They were students of Scripture. They understood how important LIFE and the CHOOSING OF LIFE was to the Creator. For from the very beginning one of the very first commandments were given to a man and a woman to PROCREATE, to bring forth life, to establish a household, to bear and raise children.
Genesis 1:27, 28: So God created mankind in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it.
These young men understood through study of the Scripture that causing sterility was not good.
The word Good in Hebrew is the word TOV. In Hebraic understanding when something functions well it is good.
Sterility's function is to bring death to the seed; therefore, it is not good.
Deuteronomy 23:1: He that is wounded in the stones, or has his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of YHWH.
Here stones refer to testicles from whence the seed comes from.
The young captives were eager to serve YHWH! But, when taken captive their stones were cut and they were made Eunuchs. The young captives you may have head of on many occasions and you may have also heard some of the trials they went through and miraculously delivered from because of their great Faith and Righteous No Nonsense Living. But, do you really know how deep down they were wounded? Do you want to know who these Valiant young men of YHWH were?!
Daniel of Old and his friends.
They were made Eunuchs and were thereby sterile, they could not enter into the assembly.
How horribly dreadful for them for they loved serving YHWH greatly!
Yet! they were comforted to know that they would have Names better than sons or daughters!
This verse is one of the first verses that caught my attention as to the importance of the seventh day Sabbath that YHWH set aside from the very beginning. That even though Eunuchs were not allowed in the congregation He would preserve their name because they kept His Sabbaths and His Holy Days and Ways!
A good name is very important. Children are the reward given to carry on heritage ..to carry on a good name. A eunuch can’t have children, but Abba Father is saying He’ll give them a name that lasts! And look to this day, Daniel of Old and His friends names are still with us! Amen!
Isaiah 66:22,23 “As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares YHWH, “so will your name and descendants endure. From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,” says YHWH.
Here name means descendants. For descendants carry on the name. Eunuchs cannot have descendants to carry on their name. But YHWH will carry on their name! He will bless them with a name that will carry on.
Therefore, the young men had hope and to this day their name has indeed carried on!
Today, it has been popular to cause sterility to our animals and even to ourselves. This is a disobedient act before our Creator.
Children are a blessing! Parents get to pour forth their lives into them and give them love and nourishment.
May we stop robbing ourselves and our animals of giving the gift of life.
In Hosea 4 we are told that YHWH's people perish for lack of knowledge because they ignore His law.
Oh, but this is what has happened. May it not be so anymore.
May we study and understand our Creator's loving law made for all mankind so that there is life for us!
Sterility causes the seed to die inside the body creating an acidic environment in men's bodies which can lead to prostrate cancer. It causes the womb to not be cleaned by the flagellating action of the spermatazoa which causes increased risk for endometriosis in the woman.
Sterility takes away the ability to procreate as commanded.
Safe and valuable methods were given by our Creator to know times of fertility in order to properly plan pregnancies if that is one's desire. These methods are safe and effective and the Creator gave them to us! One of the natural ways to know when one is fertile is to discern the onset of the mucus secretion becoming thick like egg yolk and the cervix is very soft and open.
There is forgiveness and hope though for anyone who has chosen sterility. Just as for Daniel of Old and his friends, there is hope.
Let us encourage one another to choose life!
May our Names be written in the Book of LIFE! May we observe Abba's Ways from the beginning!
Proverbs 22:1 "A good NAME is better is rather to be chosen than great riches and loving favor rather than silver and gold."
A Name is important. A Name represents who one is: One's character.
What do we remember to this very day about Daniel and his brethern whose bodies were mutilated?
We remember their character!
Did they wine and complain? Did they seek revenge?
They sought YHWH by honoring Him and guarding His Ways from the beginning of time. They chose to allow their lives, their circumstances, their captivity, their torture... they CHOSE to allow their lives to bring glory to the HOLY OF HOLIES!
Let us sing forth HIS PRAISE NOW AND FOREVERMORE!
Love, Leslie Ann
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