Come out of her, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins,
and that ye receive not of her plagues.
as he saith also in O’sea,[Hosea], I will call them MY PEOPLE, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
and I will sowher unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not
MY PEOPLE, thou art MY PEOPLE; and they shall say, Thou art my Elohim.
And I will walk among you, and will be your Elohim, and ye shall be MY PEOPLE.
Second Corinthians 6:16-17
And what agreement hath the Temple of Elohim with idols? For ye are the temple of the living Elohim; as Yahweh hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; I will be their Elohim, and they shall be MY PEOPLE.
The above verses share one concept in common and that is, MY PEOPLE. In fact this phrase relates to two different groups. One is the Old Covenant Israel who Yahweh married at Mount Sinai. This was physical Israel.
Now remember that the Yahweh of the Old Covenant was in fact, Messiah. (1 Cor. 10: 4) Israel’s husband became incarnate and walked the earth as Messiah Yahshua. That marriage ended with the death of Messiah on the tree. Death is termination of the covenant between man and wife. (Romans 7: 2)
Yahweh called physical Israel of the Old Covenant, “MY PEOPLE”. However, after Messiah’s death, they were no longer in a marriage covenant as “MY PEOPLE.” However, even though physical Israel failed in that marriage covenant by committing adultery, Yahweh is still loving toward his ex-wife. In the millennium, he will return and bring a remnant of physical Israel out of the world. This remnant will enjoy the promised land for 1000 years. He keeps his promise even though Israel did not.
The New Covenant is a marriage covenant as well. But this is a covenant between Yahweh and spiritual Israel. Spiritual Israel began at Pentecost. (Acts 2) Since Pentecost, those who are baptized in YahwehShua have been called and chosen to be a Saint or member of the body of Messiah and are in fact being espoused to Messiah. (2 Cor. 11: 2)
Many are called but few are chosen for this opportunity. (Matt. 20: 16) How many are able to overcome to the end and be firstfruits in the better resurrection? According to Revelation 14:1, only 144,000. The parable of the 10 virgins that we find in Matthew 25 indicates that the failure rate is 50%. The parable of the sower indicates it could be as much as 75%. Revelation 3:12 is clear; you must overcome to be qualified.
The foregoing discussion is based on the concept of “PATTERN”, which is first revealed in the book of Exodus. Moses was given a pattern for the construction of the Tabernacle which was based on a spiritual reality. David was given a pattern for the temple which he relayed to his son Solomon. There is a spiritual reality and a physical manifestation of that reality.
You are aware that there is a physical Jerusalem, but in Revelation it is revealed that there is also a heavenly Jerusalem, New Jerusalem, which will eventually descend to a new earth. (Revelation 3:12; 21:2)
New Jerusalem has 12 gates. Each gate is named for a tribe of Israel. These names are not of physical Israel but spiritual Israel. We are told in 1 Corinthians 15:50 that flesh and blood cannot enter the kingdom of Elohim. Therefore these gates can only be for spiritual Israel.
Since Pentecost, when the comforter was sent from heaven, those called and chosen were baptized in water and Spirit. (John 3: 5) The laying on of hands initiated the forming of the spirit of Messiah in the person being baptized. We are grafted into spiritual Israel through His spirit being formed within us. When we overcome and are resurrected, we are of spiritual Israel. We therefore can gain entrance into New Jerusalem through one of these gates.
In Revelation 18:4, John heard a voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, MY PEOPLE.” This voice was referring to those of this age who were called, chosen and baptized in Spirit and water.
However, the most critical aspect of being baptized is in what name? Peter revealed that name to us in Acts 2:38 when he said, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of YahwehShua Messiah”. Just any name is not acceptable. It must be Messiah’s name and only that name which he had at the time Peter spoke. This would be his resurrected, inherited name (Hebrews 1: 4) and not his human name, Yahshua. His inherited name includes the full name of his Father, Yahweh.
Is the full name of YahwehShua necessary? The name that we are baptized in must include the Father’s name as well as the Son’s name. This is confirmed in Revelation 14:1. Here we are told that the 144,000 have the name of the Father and the Son’s name in their foreheads. If you desire to be in the better resurrection, this is the name you must have.
The voice from heaven told John that we must, “Come out”. We must leave behind the lies, myths and false beliefs that Satan has used to deceive the world. What would these be? Here is just a selection, but there are more.
2 The trinity
3 That the Royal Law is no longer required
4 Immortal soul
5 Messiah was impaled on a cross
6 Messiah was in the grave from Friday to Sunday
7 Messiah was born on December 25
8 The Sabbath was changed from the seventh day to the first day of the week
9 Our Creator’s name is L-D or G-d
10 The sun is the center of the universe
11 Messiah’s human name is Jesus
12 The earth revolves around the sun
These 12 deceptions are only a limited selection. To move beyond these lies you must be open to the truth. You can begin by praying to Yahweh for his truth and then continue by studying this website, studying the Scriptures and seeking guidance from the leadership of the Light of YahwehShua.
Paul tells us in Romans 8:7: “because the carnal mind is enmity against Elohim: for it is not subject to the law of Yahweh, neither indeed can be.” Prior to baptism, we are exclusively carnal creatures unable to connect with Yahweh. Unless Yahweh calls us and opens our minds, we cannot know him. (John 6: 44) If you desire to be one of HIS PEOPLE then you must pray to Yahweh for his truth and diligently seek him. If he leads you, you will seek baptism through the Light of YahwehShua.
The good news is that if you are not being called now, you will have a chance to be called in the general resurrection that occurs after the thousand years. This will be the resurrection when all mankind who has ever lived will be resurrected and given the spirit.
What a loving Creator! Not one human being will remain dead. All will live again. Many of those in the general resurrection will enter the kingdom. There is no hell or eternal torture. Yahweh cannot fail. Yahweh is love!
There is so much more to learn. Pray to Yahweh. Have your mind opened to the truth. Be baptized in the name of YahwehShua and begin the greatest journey in this age.