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A Simple Christian Tract


Torah | Torah

a Scroll of a Torah stroll

or better worded: Bible study notes

(scroll down for "portions")

The hope of this page is to encourage Messianic believers and even Hebrew Roots adherents to better understand Yeshua/Jesus and His Good News.

This page, while not always covering difficult topics, assumes the reader is a serious student of the scriptures and is capable of comprehending, or can come to comprehend that everything within the scriptures is within the context of the scriptures.

 

 I don't update this page as often as needed, and please forgive typos and errors. 

It is close enough so that you will get the idea.

 

Note that most underlining indicates a hyperlink.

 

about that disjunctive mark


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a Christian,  Strong's g5546  Χριστιανός Christianos

"But if as (a) Christian, let-him not be-being-ashamed, but let-him-be-glorifying the God in this name."

1 Peter 4:16


 

 

A first recommended read: The Jewish Roots Movement:  Flowers and Thorns

 

and

There are many anti-Messiahs...

 

Paul's Midrash on the Veil of Moses

by John Parsons @hebrew4christians.com

https://hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Parashah/Summaries/Ki_Tisa/Surpassing_Glory/Surpassing-Glory-Ki-Tisa.pdf

 

 


 

Jan, 2017

 

Here are PDF copies of our Shabbat Seder that we loosely follow in much Grace:

 

Short Shabbat Seder for Christians

 

Short Shabbat Seder for Christians with related Havdalah scriptures

 

This is a work in progress, I still would like to include some additional  Hebrew and Greek phrases at some time.

 

 


 

 

 (a) Passover Haggadah (for Christians) 2018

 

online:

(a) Passover Haggadah  2018 (for Christians) Homepage/Preface/Index last edit Jan 23, 2018

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/Passover-Haggadah-for-Christians-Homepage.htm

with some digressions...

 

Click to go to the 2018 Passover Haggadah online

 

offline/Print out:

 (a) Passover Haggadah 2018 (for Christians) printer friendly version  (PDF - 7 mb)

 

 

 Hopefully the Haggadah does not encourage anyone trusting in Jesus to attempt to go back under the Sinai covenant/law.  A lot of "Messianics" and/or Christians get confused, and worry about their "place".  Isaiah 56 tells us that God brings foreigners to His Holy Mountain ALSO (rephrased: YHVH - Jehovah brings Gentiles with Him.  This is hopeful!   YHVH brings Gentiles with Him!   God says he WILL set Israel above all nations (Deut.28:1-2).  So we see that the nations that call on YHVH have a future supporting (underneath) role towards Israel.  This is also hopeful.

We have dropped the egg, and should perhaps drop the shankbone, although the shankbone remains a good teaching witness to our Jewish brothers.  We are keeping in mind that in Messiah Jesus we can overcome evil with good, and that one of the purposes of Gentile Christians is to witness to Jews about their Messiah Yeshua. 

 

As Passover 2018 begins along with the weekly Sabbath, some may wish to incorporate a few blessings from our Shabbat Sidur. The discussion therein regarding the Bread and Wine should provide helpful background to understanding them in the Passover Seder.

edits will continue...rethinking the "3rd cup" a bit...


 

Hopefully nothing here is permanently offensive to anyone.  In the end, may you find Love...

 

First things First

 

A Consistent Translation

http://thewildernesstabernacleofwitness.com/aconsistentnewtestament.html

By Ralph Holmes Mount

 

 

Ralph Mount first made a vocabulary of New Testament Greek/English words.  As much as possible, he consistently translated on Greek word into one English equivalent.   There are a few instances wherein he translated a Greek word by more than one English word.  Ralph said this was due to his limitations in Greek and English, and not due to God's limitations in Greek.    After completing his vocabulary, Ralph used it to successfully translate the New Testament Greek. 

 

 At once this shows the unity in the New Testament, that is, it shows that there is one author of all the New Testament Greek, the Holy Spirit. Therefore you can trust the New Testament Greek. At once this removes almost all commentary.  At once here is no need to speculate about a lost version in Hebrew that supplies the "original thought and intent"; the Greek text has been proven to be the voice of the Holy Spirit, and we are without excuse to do anything but listen to Him.

 

There is very little interest in this translation; I believe this is because it doesn't leave much wiggle room for false doctrine.  Having an accurate, consistent bible translation is not necessary towards salvation.  It has been beneficial to my family's bible study.

 

Phil and Diane Norden have reproduced this translation here:

http://thewildernesstabernacleofwitness.com/aconsistentnewtestament.html

(they also may still offer a paperback version at printing cost)

 

I've reproduced the preface and introduction here:

Introduction and Preface to A Consistent Translation

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/MOUNT/Consistent-New-Testament-Preface-Introduction.pdf

 

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/MOUNT/Consistent-New-Testament-Preface-Introduction.pdf

 

 

May this profoundly important work enhance your bible study.

 

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Additionally, R.H. Mount made a dictionary of key words in the New Testament called The Teaching Dictionary, which I have not yet posted online.  This of course provides expanded definitions of these Greek words.

Introduction to The Teaching Dictionary (Sept 13)

 

A word about Ralph Mount's translation inconsistency with Μεσσας and Χριστς


* A very interesting article regarding LXX (Septuagint) Greek --- primacy! *

 

THE ALEXANDRIAN SEPTUAGINT HISTORY


Barry Setterfield, March 2010

please don't miss this
Comments and Questions regarding the Alexandrian Septuagint article
 

 


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Jesus/Yeshua is the Cornerstone.

When the Jew sees and understands Psalm 118, then Messiah comes?

In particular, Psalm 118:14

Jehovah is my strength and song;

And he is become my salvation.

"my salvation" is from this Hebrew word: - ישועה yĕshuw`ah -i.e. Yeshua/Jesus

 

(also briefly noting that the letter sequence "ישוע" (yeshua) occurs 141 times in the Tanakh/ Old Testament.)

 

Jesus is Jehovah


 

"To lead someone to Christ"

a note Dad left behind

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Complex but well worth the effort. I don't always agree with R.H. Mount but he always makes me think.

The Truth About Jesus If You Really Want To Know

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/MOUNT/The-Truth-about-Jesus.pdf

There are some twenty hours of audio lessons available that complement this book by R.H. Mount.

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The Day Christ Died.

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/MOUNT/THE-DAY-CHRIST-DIED.pdf

by R.H.Mount

Mount wrote this much earlier, and later changed the Day -by a day?  Yet still, keeping "The Truth About Jesus If You Really Want To Know" in mind, this booklet has some great foundational truths, such as distinguishing "shabbat" from "shabbaton".

 

 

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Why the Resurrection of Yeshua Matters (Hebrew4christians.com)

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Spring_Holidays/First_Fruits/Techiyat_ha-Mashiach/techiyat_ha-mashiach.html

by John Parsons

This is a very well written article.  I might only note that there is a distinction given in the Greek between "the (ones) having-fallen-asleep through the Jesus" (τοὺς κοιμηθέντας διὰ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ -1Thes.4:14) and "the dead (ones) in Messiah" (οἱ νεκροὶ ἐν Χριστῷ  -1Thes.4:16).   This distinction may be viewed as small or great.   I believe this distinction respectively relates to those with new bodies in sight of the throne that washed their stolees in the blood of the Lamb (Rev.7:9,14,15)and those souls under the alter that are GIVEN white stolees/robes (Rev.6:9,11).  As this distinction effects my understanding of “tribulation, namely the great (one)”, it is likewise a “great” distinction to me. This distinction agrees with the “redemption-back” (ἀπολυτρώσεως - apolutroseos) power of our Propitiatory (ἱλαστήριον - hilasterion)   Messiah Yeshua (Rom.3:24-25)  (Understand this-Yeshua IS the Propitiatory...His sacrifice REMOVES our sin, and is not just a "covering" (atonement,) as was provided annually at Yom Kippur in the Levitical priesthood.)

 

ἀπολυτρώσεως - apolutroseos - "redemption-back" - is a releasing or forgiving or redeeming action that goes to the beginning of that which caused the state to become:  it isn't redemption just for sins after the cross, or that you just did, but rather also redeems you and others -even those already dead - from earlier sins.   Thus "redemption-back" translates the correct meaning of the Greek word -ἀπολυτρώσεως - apolutroseos.  "Redemption-back applies primarily to those "Old Testament" Jews, i.e. the redemption of Israel back to a restored kingdom. 

 

I used to think this applied only to Jews that trusted in God's promises, but it may be that the redemption-back applies also to the disobedient/non-trusting Jews.  IN Romans ch 11 we learn of three groups of Jews: 1) the choice that trusted in Jesus, 2) the petrified that were blinded by God to seeing Jesus as Messiah, and 3) the broken out that were disobedient/non-trusting.

 

Gentiles are grafted in AMONG (Rom.11:17) the branches of the cultivated olive tree, which includes BOTH the Choice and the Petrified Jews.  Of course to the Choice, Jesus provides propitiation.  The Petrified did not trust in Jesus, but this was due to the blindness God placed on them...they were trusting in YHVH the Father to send a Messiah to redeem them, they just could not see.  I believe the Petrified are ALSO "covered" - atonement is provided for them ALSO through the blood of the Lamb, Yeshua, our Propitiatory.  However, they have not yet acknowledged Jesus is that YHVH Messiah Elohim (Phil 2:9-11) so they are not YET in sight of the throne. (perhaps note the distinction between "atonement" -covering of sins, and "propitiation" -sins removed.) They will look on Him whom they pierced and mourn and there will be a great conversion at their resurrection.  In this, we may view them as "safe" in the Blood of the Lamb, but not yet "saved".  * ALONG with this, note that the Jews that listened to Jesus and trusted YHVH the Father before the cross were saved - -i.e. Salvation before the cross!  Jesus says so:

John 5:24 Amen amen I-am-saying to-YOU, That the (one) hearing my word, and trusting to-the (one) having-sent me, is-having life eternal, and is not coming into judgement, BUT he-has-changed-location-and-is-changed-(in)-location out-of the death into the life.

Note the present and past tenses: hearing, trusting, has-changed, is-changed.  This is before the cross, and Jesus does not lie...the Jews that heard Jesus' word and trusted in YHVH the Father were saved.

 

Further, it may be that the redemption-back includes even those Jews that are broken-out of the olive tree (Rom.11:26 ..and all Israel will be saved):

John 5:25 Amen amen I-am-saying to-YOU, That (an) hour is-coming and now is, (present tense!) when the (ones) dead shall-hear-for-themselves the voice of-the son of-the God, and the (ones) having-heard they-will-themselves-live.

However, the parable of Lazarus and the rich man would seem to indicate that this is not applying to the broken out, which leaves it to apply to the petrified.  In that, perhaps it is being said that those Jews in the "O.T. past" that trusted in YHVH's Word, would NOW (when Jesus spoke this) hear. [consider revising...]


In these things, we see "darkly".  Even so, we may see the greater love of the Father in providing redemption - i.e. even propitiation - back to those that lived prior to the cross. BUT we may understand correctly that this redemption-back is retroactive from the Cross...that is part of the power of God.  Consider the man on the cross with Jesus: Jesus told him he would be in Paradise with him that day (Lu.23:42)...and he said it before he died.  We make the connection that it was dependent upon Jesus' death - BUT! -  Jesus had not shed his blood and died yet, and was three days yet to be stood-again.

 

Further, we may see a greater love in the presentation of the Gospel from the creation.  The Gospel in the Stars, the Gospel in the Garden, the Gospel preached to Abraham (the Akedah), and so forth all pointed to Jesus. We see that those in "Old Testament" times that were trusting (Hebrews 11) in YHVH had and have a valid hope of a future heavenly life (Heb.11:16).   That may be a difficult concept. Consider that Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus before the cross in Israel.   Graciously, we are not required to know everything! (1 Cor.13:12)

NOTE THIS LOOK AT ROMANS CH 11,  July, 2015

Continually seeing new light in Romans ch11!


This page is here to share a word or two with the Messianic believer...


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Page Index (of sorts)

Click these links to speed-roll this scroll:

 

The Colors of the Veil match the colors of the Tabernacle (10 co-joined curtains Ex.26:1)

Therefore, LOOK UP:

 

 Parashat Bo - "Enter"

For the Love of God

LOVE - TRUST - WORKS

Jesus Messiah (is) YHVH

How the Commandments are kept

The Arm of Jehovah

A BODY PREPARED

Redemption-Back

ONE JUST-ACT

That Veil was His Flesh!

 

 

Jesus wore the colors of the veil -  Blue  white   purple  Scarlet   Blue

 

 

Restore Unto Me The Joy Of My Salvation

@ The Alter

Jesus IS Jehovah. (How God Presents Himself to us)

names - the great I AM

The word of God endures forever

The Law Prophesied - about Jesus!

 

The Sabbath was never given to the gentiles or to the church

God gave the Shabbat to the Jews for a gracious reason.

 

 

The Full Armor of the God

 

YESHUA STOPPED THE TEMPLE SACRIFICES

 

the REAL Oral Torah

 

Shema:  And God Said: YOU BE HEARING HIM

 

 

"Charity Never Fails" -- i.e. God's Charity

 

Yeshua is the Cornerstone

 

Christ in YOU; YOU in Christ.  YOU in Christ; Christ in YOU

 

Are we really supposed to think like little children?

 

King of Salem

 

Melchizedek

 

Judas shall judge Israel.

 

a Gospel in the Shofar (with video!)

 

Astronomy vs. Astrology

 

As You Were (Just as I AM) [Israel is the Bride, not the N.T. Assembly]

(Gentile Christians don't become Jews, but of course, come in Holy attire)

 

About Paul's Nazarite Vow (he didn't finish it, so he didn't do it!)

 

Come as you are

 

One Just Act allows our "just-acts" - δικαίωμα  dikaioma

 

Cast out the maidservant!  And her son!

 

The RED HEIFER

 

the MAN of-the lawlessness

 

I Love Hebrews (vs. the killing letter)

 

Bride Pride - A Great Mystery

 

Blood Red Moon?

 

 Antikythera Mechanism - they knew conjunction way back then

 

Holocaust Remembrance Day

 

Firstfruit is always on a Sunday, Pentecost is always on a Sunday

 

(A) little leaven is leavening the whole lump

 

Rahab was not Torah Observant

 

The Gospel Stands By Itself

 

The Law, The Prophets, & The Gospel

 

νος, καινς (NEOS, KAINOS)

The New Covenant is New (καινς) as to Quality, and also New (νος) as to time. It is Not a "Renewed" Covenant.

 

 

YHVH (Yeshua/Jesus) is The Law Giver.  He can do whatever he wants.

 

Here's some change, Brother!

(Jesus doesn't change, He changes things)

 

Don't Judge  or  Righteous Judgment?

 

The Greatest and the Least

 

Odds and Ends

and

Other things you should know

 

Who is your neighbor?

 

Hanukkah Habakkuk Maccabees Faith Updated 12/9/2017

 

 Jesus is the true Light of the naos/sanctuary.

 

♪ ♫ ♪ It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christ-Mass! ♪ ♫ ♪

A Very Merry Mixing of the Devil's Cup and YHVH's Cup

 

NO LOST TRIBES

 

 

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In Judaism, a 12 month cycle of Torah reading is followed. As this is mimicked in the "Messianic" group (which tends to grow into "Messy-antics"), I've built this page around this cycle (to be a Jew for the Jew, as per Paul's better witness example).  The actual Torah cycle of Jesus' time was likely a 3 to 3 1/2 year triennial cycle.

Note - some of the posted occurrence dates are incorrect

Bible Study Notes:

Parashat

Devarim   דְּבָרִים

Vaetchanan   וָאֶתְחַנַּן

Eikev   עֵקֶב

Re'eh   רְאֵה 

Shoftim  שֹׁפְטִים

Ke Teitzei  כִּֽי־תֵצֵא

Ki Tavo   כִּֽי־תָבֹוא

Nitzavim -Vayeilech   נִצָּבִים וַיֵּלֶךְ   

 

Rosh Hashanah - better understood as Yom Teruah or  Yom Ha-Zikkaron

 

Ha'azinu  הַאֲזִינוּ

 

Yom Kippur

Sukkot

 

V'Zot HaBerakhah  וְזֹאת הַבְּרָכָה

Bereshit  בְּרֵאשִׁית editing

Noah נֹחַ

Lekh Lekha  לֶךְ־לְךָ

Vayera  וַיֵּרָא

Chayei Sarah  חַיֵּי שָׂרָה

Toldot  תּוֹלְדֹת

Vayetzei  וַיֵּצֵא

Vayishlach  וַיִּשְׁלַח

Vayeshev וַיֵּשֶׁב

 

Hanukkah

 

Miketz  מִקֵּץ

Vayigash וַיִּגַּשׁ

Vayechi  וַיְחִי

Shemot  שְׁמֹות

Va'era  וָאֵרָא

Bo  בֹּא

Beshalach  בְּשַׁלַּח

Yitro  יִתְרוֹ

Mishpatim  מִּשְׁפָּטִים

Terumah  מִּשְׁפָּטִים

Tetzaveh  תְּצַוֶּה

 

Ki Tisa כִּי תִשָּׂא

Vayakhel  וַיַּקְהֵל

 Pekudei  פְקוּדֵי

Vayikra  וַיִּקְרָא

Tzav  צַו

 

Passover 

 

Shemini  שְּׁמִינִי

Tazria  תַזְרִיעַ

Metzora  מְּצֹרָע

Acharei Mot  אַחֲרֵי מֹות

Kedoshim  קְדֹשִׁים

Emor  אֱמֹר

Behar  בְּהַר

Bechukotai  בְּחֻקֹּתַי

 

Shavuot

 

 Bamidbar בְּמִדְבַּר

Naso  נָשֹׂא

Beha'alotekha  בְּהַעֲלֹֽתְךָ

Shelach Lekha  שְׁלַח־לְךָ

Korach  קֹרַח

Chukat  חֻקַּת

Balak בָּלָק

Pinchas  פִּינְחָס

Mattot  מַּטֹּות

Masei  מַסְעֵי

 

 

There are notes for nearly each Parashah, but not all are linked here yet: use your browser's search function to find those not yet linked above.

 

These notes are, of course, not "full commentary", as that may be found elsewhere.

 

The Holidays "move around" from year to year in relation to the portions (not always at the same portion shown above)

 

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Psalm 34:8 "Oh taste and see that Jehovah is good:  Blessed is the man that taketh refuge in him."

 


Preface

 

Note all these things are hints towards a deeper study area.  Much more is found in a study of Ralph Mount's courses & teaching series which include Apologetics, Discourses, IF-Sheets, and much more.

Taste samples:

Complex but well worth the effort:

The Truth About Jesus If You Really Want To Know

There are some twenty hours of audio lessons available that complement this book by R.H. Mount.

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The Day Christ Died.by R.H.Mount

This was an early teaching and as Ralph learned more he changed some things.  In The Truth About Jesus If You Really Want To Know, Ralph moved the date of Yeshua's last Passover by a day or so.  While that may sound likely to invalidate the title, if you read this you will see that the core teachings still stand.

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Mount's Apologetics Series consists of 45 lessons with about 20 pages per booklet, available here in PDF files. There is also accompanying audio teaching, which are now available online. While the audio adds much towards the understanding of the booklets, the booklets by themselves present much edifying teaching. 

 

Now available: Ralph Mount's Bible Apologetics Series:

APOLOGETICS 1:  PASSOVER IS THE LORD'S SUPPER  Audio Lessons 1A  1B   2A  2B

Passover was the LORD'S supper.  Passover is NOT the "Lord's Supper"

APOLOGETICS 2: FROM LUKE THE JEW, FOR JUDAS THE JUDGE

APOLOGETICS 3:  SHEOL...HADES...GEHENNA...H E L L -- MYTHOLOGY  OR  SCRIPTURE?

APOLOGETICS 4:  THE NEW COVENANT:  WHEN DID IT BEGIN?

APOLOGETICS 5: MIRACLES     THEN AND NOW

APOLOGETICS 6:  MISQUOTES

APOLOGETICS 7:  HAGGADAH      THE MIRACLE →ISRAEL

APOLOGETICS 8:  TRIBULATION GREAT  vs. THE TRIBULATION (namely) THE GREAT

APOLOGETICS 9:  THE CLOUD OF JEHOVAH'S PRESENCE

APOLOGETICS 10:  THE BRIDE

APOLOGETICS 11:  IMMINENCE?

APOLOGETICS 12:  LOVE

APOLOGETICS13:  SATAN, THE DEVIL

APOLOGETICS 14:  A 2000-YEAR PROPHECY by JESUS    SECTION 1

APOLOGETICS 15:  A 2000-YEAR PROPHECY by JESUS  SECTION 2

Insert for Apologetics 15 pp14  (arithmetic related, my addition, not in Mount's original lesson)  

 

APOLOGETICS 16:  LAODICEA

APOLOGETICS 17:  "GLOSSOLALIA"

APOLOGETICS 18:  The Weighing of the Heart;  YOUR HEART!

APOLOGETICS 19:  THE TRUTH became THE LIE

APOLOGETICS 20:  JESUS -  Whom do YOU say that Jesus is?

APOLOGETICS 21:  Let Your Kingdom Come.

APOLOGETICS 22:  THE AUTHORITY OF SATAN

APOLOGETICS 23:  SATAN GOES UNDERGROUND

APOLOGETICS 24:  "THE WHOLE WORLD IS HER SEAT"

APOLOGETICS 25:  "A Season, and Seasons, and Half Of-a-Season"

APOLOGETICS 26:  A HAGGADAH OF HOPE

APOLOGETICS 27:  MARRIAGE

APOLOGETICS 28:  "PROVE THE SPIRITS (of men)

APOLOGETICS 29:  THE CLEAR APPEARING OF THE GLORY

APOLOGETICS 30:  Adam's "help" became a "goddess"

APOLOGETICS 31: The Serpent of the Garden of Eden - Becomes the Dragon of World Conquest

APOLOGETICS 32:  WHILE MEN SLEEP

APOLOGETICS 33:  Two Horns Like to a Lamb  - SECTION 1

APOLOGETICS 34:  An IMAGE to the BEAST  -  SECTION 2

APOLOGETICS 35:  "Mother of God"

APOLOGETICS 36:  A TEACHING DICTIONARY - PROOF OF CONSISTENCY - SECTION 1

APOLOGETICS 37:    A TEACHING DICTIONARY - PROOF OF CONSISTENCY - SECTION 2

Insert for Apologetics 37 p15 regarding the consistent treatment of Μεσσίαν and Χριστός (my comment)

 

APOLOGETICS 38: Yea, hath God said?

APOLOGETICS 39:  A PARABLE

APOLOGETICS 40: ***4-SEALS***

APOLOGETICS 41:  "I CALLED MY SON OUT OF EGYPT"

APOLOGETICS 42:  THE BATTLE FOR ZION

APOLOGETICS 43:  Jehovah is Gathering Israel for the Battle of Zion

APOLOGETICS 44: GOD'S CREATION OR A FOOL'S EVOLUTION

Apologetics 44 comment: While Ralph Mount makes some good points, I would point out that it would not have been ok for Mary to have had an abortion.

APOLOGETICS 45:  PASSOVER  the 4--CUPS   - A Haggadah

 

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Now available: Ralph Mount's Bible Discourse Series:

Ralph's Discourses are a continuance of the Apologetics series.  The Discourses go a little deeper into scripture and prophecy.  They also have accompanying audio, which is not yet available here.

 

DISCOURSE 1:  A Confused Church

"Insert A for Discourse 1 page 9  (related discussion, my addition, not in Mount's original lesson)

"Insert B" for Discourse 1 page 9  (related discussion, my addition, not in Mount's original lesson)

 

DISCOURSE 2:  A HOLY SANCTUARY

DISCOURSE 3:  TWO PASSOVERS

DISCOURSE 4: *NO "Further, the son of-the MAN having-come will-he *really find the trust upon the earth?"

DISCOURSE 5:  INVADERS OF THE "CHURCH"

DISCOURSE 6:  A 6000 YEAR WAR - THE FINAL BATTLES NEAR SECTION 1

DISCOURSE 7:  A 6000 YEAR WAR - THE FINAL BATTLES NEAR SECTION 2

DISCOURSE 8:  Bible Translation --- The Serpent's "Playground"

my comment Insert for Discourse 8, page 3

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New addition: Witness course excerpt - The Paganism of Freemasonry

 

 

 Fallen Angels (about 34mb PDF)

 

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Pray for Wisdom. So, help me, God.  Please. Amen.

And for many, many years, the teachings from the late Ralph Holmes Mount have been and still are a superior help.

Through study of the word, we continue to understand these things better, fuller.

 If, through much study you find yourself in disagreement with Mount or other over something, be encouraged.

 

Mount's lessons (and about 600 cassettes) are still available. 

Write to:  

 Ralph Mount Trust
Ray Kissel
1305 Lexwood Rd
Mansfield OH 44907

 

Index of available teachings by Ralph Holmes Mount

 


 

One of the best articles for Messianics on the internet:

The New Legalism

http://www.acts17-11.com/studies.html

Ecclesiastes 5:1 - Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

1 Corinthians 3:16  "Are YOU not knowing absolutely that YOU are the sanctuary of the God, and the spirit of God is dwelling [οκε - oikei] in YOU?"

v17 If someone is-corrupting the sanctuary of-the God, the God will-corrupt this (one);

for the sanctuary of-the God is holy, which-ones YOU yourselves are

 

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another favorite:

John Parsons / hebrew4christians.com has been a "go to" source for encouragement and a daily/weekly// Word of Truth.

John really likes the Talmud (and many words and things of Judaism), and while he may be strong enough to use it for good, I'm not sure that I am.  There is a lot of good in the Talmud (and the same can be said for Roman Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc) but the Talmud also blasphemes Jesus by equating him as Balaam (Sanhedrin 106a footnote)....  keep that in mind.  I need to write a note about Messianic Judaism....a little leaven leavens the total lump...distinguishing knowledge, understanding, wisdom....

I wonder; Through "Hebrew-roots/Messianic study",  how many are led from Judaism into Christianity vs. how many are led from Christianity into Rabbinical Judaism.

That said, I don't think there's a better writer on the web for those that are already trapped in "Messy-Antic" Judaism...

Update May 27, 2017

I urge you to use extreme caution here. This week I came across the following commentary from John Parsons on Facebook:

"Nor do we believe in a 'divine dictation'...No, the Scriptures are regarded as the products of history...Who was the original author...?"

 and on his related website article:

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Tradition/tradition.html

While there are a FEW "problems" with the Hebrew and Greek texts, they are limited to a few known word discrepancies, i.e. copyist mistakes.  I have noticed that while John rides a pendulum that swings between grace and law, he often speaks graciously.  However, he apparently fell off on the "law" side, and I feel that John is very much in error here. His commentary here certainly seems to contradict what he has written elsewhere. I'll keep him in prayer.

 

 In Lu.9:28-29 we see that the shape of Jesus' face was different, and that not all the disciples clearly saw Jesus in Glory. It's really hard to imagine such a vast difference within the twelve. Yet all were disciples chosen by Jesus (Jn.6:12), including Judas, whom Jesus said WILL judge (Matt.19:27). In Matt.25:5 we read that ALL ten virgins were sleeping when the bridegroom arrived. As soon as we close our eyes, we are in darkness. Luke 1:79 "To-APPEAR-CLEARLY to-the (ones) SITTING IN DARKNESS and in shadow of-death; to-completely-direct our feet with-reference-to (a) way of-peace. v80 But the child-(pre-teen) was-growing and was-becoming-mighty in spirit; and he-was in the wildernesses till (a) day of-his DISPLAYING to THE ISRAELI." -- Even the "Torah observant" Israeli/Jew was (is) sitting in darkness. -- Luke 11:34 "The lamp of-the body is the eye; therefore at-the-time-that your eye might-be simple, your total body also is full-of-light; but whenever it-might-be evil, your body also (is) full-of-darkness.v35 You-be-contemplating therefore lest the light namely-the-(one) in you is darkness.v36 If therefore your total body (is) full-of-light, not having any part full-of-darkness, it-will-be full-of-light total, as at-the-time-that the lamp might-be-enlightening you with-the beam-of-light." We are not to have any part of that darkness - "Cast out the maidservant and her son" (Gal.4:21-5:1). Now (for instance) the Roman Catholics worship Jesus...but they also errantly worship and pray to Mary, and we understand that this is Satan's deception, and although there is, as in all religions, much feel good stuff in the RCC, we do not participate (2Cor.6:14-17). It seems likely that Satan has also influenced Rabbinical Judaism...

 

John's website:

www.hebrew4christians.com

 

Select articles:

Every Messianic should read and understand this:

Why then the Law???

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Parashah/Summaries/Ki_Teitzei/Goal_of_Law/goal_of_law.html

 

 

 

 

Good Q&A @Hebrew4Christians.com

Hebrew for Christians Forum
"A Grace-Based Messianic Chavurah (fellowship)"

 

The Most Important Mitzvah

an excellent article - except for the parts after "So does it all mean..."

 

Law School doesn't have to last forever.

Under the Law? (The Meaning of Torah/ Olam Hatorah)

Torah Observance

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in case you missed it:

Why then the Law???

by John Parsons (Hebrew for Christians)

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Parashah/Summaries/Ki_Teitzei/Goal_of_Law/goal_of_law.html

This should be read by every Messianic believer in Yeshua.

 


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Bible Study Notes

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Torah | Torah

The Gospel

 

1 Corinthians 15:1   But I-am-making-known to-YOU, brothers, the good-news, which good-news-I-brought to-YOU for-myself, which also YOU-took-along-(to-yourselves), in which also YOU-have-stood-and-are-still-standing,
v2 Through which also YOU-are-being-saved, if YOU-are-holding-fast to-what word I-brought-good-news-for-myself to-YOU, unless YOU-trusted at-random.
v3 For I-gave-over to-YOU among first-(things), what also I-took-along-(to-myself), that Messiah died-off in-behalf-of our sins according-to the scriptures,
v4 And that he-was-buried, and that he-has-been-and-is-still-raised on-the day namely-the third according-to the scriptures,
 

John 3:16 For thus the God cherished the world so-that he-gave his son, namely-the only-begotten, in-order-that every-(one) the (one) trusting with-reference-to him might not perish, BUT he-might-be-having life eternal.
v17 For the God dispatched not his son into the world in-order-that he-might-be-judging the world, BUT in-order-that the world might-be-saved through him.
v18 The (one) trusting with-reference-to him is not being-judged; but the (one) not trusting already has-been-and-is-still-judged, because he-has not trusted and still-does-(not)-trust with-reference-to the name of-the only-begotten son of-the God.
v19 But this is the judgement, that the light has-come-and-is-still into the world, and the MEN cherished the darkness rather than the light; for the works of-them (were) evil.
v20 For every-(one) practising the worthless-(things) is-hating the light, and he-is not coming to the light, in-order-that his works might not be-reproved;
v21 But the (one) doing the truth is-coming to the light, in-order-that his works might-be-manifested that (they-are) having-been-worked in God.

 

John 6:28 They-said therefore to him, What might-we-be-doing, in-order-that we-might-be-working the works of-the God?

 

 John 6:29 "The Jesus answered and said to-them, This is the work of-the God, in-order-that you-might-trust with-reference-to whom that (one) dispatched."

 

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A Simple Christian Tract

 

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Should Gentiles Keep Torah?
by Ron Cantor

 

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I AM - Not paying-attention to-Jewish legends and commandments of-MEN

The elders are not Rabbis.

Titus 1:5 For-sake-of this I-left you behind in Crete, in-order-that you-might-straighten-very-thoroughly-for-yourself the-things being-wanting, and you-might-establish elders according-to city, as I myself-ordered you,
v6 If someone is unreprovable, husband of-one woman, having trustworthy children, not in accusation of-dissipation or insubordination.
v7 For it-is-essential the overseer to-be unreprovable as administrator-of-the-household of-God, not self-willed, not wrathful, not addicted-to-wine, not one-ready-with-a-blow, not fond-of-shameful-gain,
v8 BUT loving-stranger, loving-good, of-sound-mind, just, hallowed, self-controlling,
v9 Holding-up the trustworthy word according-to the doctrine, in-order-that he-might-be powerful also to-be-entreating with the teaching, namely-the healthy, and to-be-reproving the (ones) contradicting.
v10 For there-are many insubordinate, aimless-talkers, and mental-deceivers, especially the (ones) out-of the circumcision,
v11 Whom it-is-essential to-be-stopping-the-mouths-of, they-who are-subverting total households, teaching which-things it-is not essential, for-the-sake-of shameful gain.
v12 Someone out-of them, their own prophet, said: Cretans (are) invariably liars, bad beasts, idle wombs.
v13 This witness is true. Because-of which reason you-be severely reproving them, in-order-that they-might-be-being-healthy in the trust,

v14 Not paying-attention to-Jewish legends and commandments of-MEN turning-back-for-themselves from the truth.

 

2 Timothy 4:3 For (a) season will-be when they-will not tolerate the healthy teaching, BUT according-to their-own desires they-will-heap-on to-themselves teachers having-themselves the hearing itching,
4 And on-the-one-hand they-will-turn-back the hearing from the truth, on-the-other-hand they-will-be-diverted upon the legends.

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The best "Hebrew roots" primer is the book in the Bible called "Hebrews".

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To Do List

Post Apologetics and Discourses online

compile notes on Great ~ Least

finish editing our Passover Haggadah

write Shabbat/Havdalah seder notes

Note distinguishing "Christian": Catholic  vs. Orthodox vs. Protestant

 

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Introduction

 

The Cycle of Torah Portions

The Jews of today break up the scripture into weekly portions. Most follow an annual cycle, although some follow a triennial cycle, which is thought to be the cycle followed at the time period that Jesus walked and talked in Jerusalem and Israel, which agrees with the commonly held thought that his ministry lasted about three years.

Following is a link that provides support for the triennial cycle:

https://northwestmessianicfellowship.org/triennial-cycle/

and for a seven year cycle:

http://www.betemunah.org/shmita.html

 

I've completed a cycle of "annual" portions on this page.  I'll likely add to these "portions" over time.  Use your browser's search function to find the various Parashat on this page or click the links in the above index. 

Again, these notes are, of course, not "full commentary", as that may be found elsewhere.

 

Round and Round we go:

 

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~July 25-26 2014; July 17, 2015; August 5-6, 2016; July 21-22, 2017; July 13-14, 2018~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Parashat Masei

"Journeys of"
Torah portion:
Numbers 33:1 - 36:13

Haftarah portion:

Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4 (we read 2:4 - 3:5)
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

James 4:1-12

We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so. 

In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, a double portion: Mattot is also read.

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To Judge or not to Judge

 

Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, Book XX, ch 20, writes that James, the brother of Jesus, was stoned to death in A.D. 62.  Therefore James wrote this book before the destruction of the Temple.  The "diaspora" had already begun. [Diaspora is when the Jews are not living in the Land of Israel when they could, and Galut is when the Jews are not living in Israel because the can't, because there is no Jewish state.  SO: The Galut lasted between 70A.D. and May 1948.]

James 1:1 James slave of-God and of-Jehovah Jesus Messiah to-the twelve tribes namely-the (ones) in the diaspora to-be-rejoicing.

Note that there are no lost tribes!

James 4:1 From-whence (are) wars and from-whence (are) fights among YOU? (Are-they) not hence out-of YOUR pleasures namely-the (ones) serving-in-the-army in YOUR members?
v2 YOU-are-desiring, and YOU-are not having; YOU-are-murdering and YOU-are-being-jealous, and YOU-are not being-able to-attain; YOU-are-fighting and YOU-are-waring; YOU-are not having because YOU (are) not to-be-asking-for-yourself.
v3 YOU-are-requesting and YOU-are not taking, for-the-reason-that YOU-for-yourselves-are badly requesting in-order-that YOU-might-spend in YOUR pleasures.
v4 Adulteresses, are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that the friendship of-the world is enmity of-the God? Who therefore if he-might-be-purposed to-be (a) friend of-the world, he-is-being established (an) enemy of-the God.
v5 Or (are) YOU-thinking that vainly the scripture is-saying; The spirit which resided among us is-longing toward envy?
v6 But he-is-giving greater favor; on-this-account he-is-saying; the God is-arraying-against proud-(ones) but he-is-giving favor to-humble (ones).
v7 YOU-be-subject therefore to-the God; but YOU-withstand the devil, and he-will-flee from YOU.
v8 YOU-draw-near to-the God, and he-will-draw-near to-YOU. YOU-cleanse hands, sinners, and YOU-purify hearts, double-souled (ones).
v9 YOU-be-miserable and mourn and weep; let YOUR laughter be-turned-about into mourning and the joy into dejection.
v10 YOU-be-humbled in Jehovah's sight and he-will-raise YOU to-(a)-height.

 

This seems to be the popular scripture used to preach no judging by Christians.  Again, James specifically addresses this epistle to Jews.
v11 YOU-be not speaking-against one-another, brothers, the (one) speaking-against (a) brother or judging his brother is-speaking-against *law and is-judging law; but if you-are-judging *law, you-are not (a) doer *of-law BUT (a) judge.
v12 One is lawgiver and judge, the (one who) can save and destroy; but you, who are-you, the (one) judging the neighbor?

*This refers to Mosaic law. Here, the neighbor is the brother, and the brother is a Jew, as James is addressed to the twelve tribes.  This epistle is written to both Jewish believers in Jesus and Jews that were blinded by God to the fact that the veil was rent (Rom.11).  Often the sense seems to show that it was written primarily to the latter.  A any rate, there were more non-trusting Jews in the Diaspora through time. Note Acts 15, there is a distinction in law obligations (even if said only for appearances 1Cor. 9:23) between the Jew and Gentile that trust in Jesus.


v13 Come now the (ones) saying; today or tomorrow we-shall-proceed into this the city here and we-shall-do there (a) year and we-shall-merchandise and we-shall-gain;
v14 YOU-are they-who (are) not comprehending of-the-morrow what-sort YOUR life. For YOU-are mist appearing to (a) little-bit (of-time) thereafter also vanishing;
v15 Instead-of YOUR to-be-saying; if the Lord might-have-willed we-shall also live and we-shall-do this or that.
v16 But now YOU-are-boasting in YOUR arrogances; all reason-to-boast such-as-this is evil.
v17 Therefore to (one) knowing-absolutely to-be-doing (a) fine-(thing) and to not be-doing, it-is sin to-him.

 

Granted, this also provides good advice to Gentile Christians, as are these commandments to Israel:

Leviticus 19:15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty; but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.

righteousness - from righteousness צֶדֶק  - tzedek - Strong's H6664: Some make a connection between this noun and tzedakah - charitable giving (alms), and that may be correct.  Note Parashah Ke Teitzei (click).  This is NOT saying we should lie when we judge, and call evil good or label good as evil.  That is, if we call someone good that really isn't, but we don't want to be un-neighborly, we are not making righteous judgment.  We might be politically correct lovers of the world, but we are not making righteous judgment, but are rather an abomination to God.  Certainly Jesus never intended for us to do that.

 

16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor: I am Jehovah.
17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart: thou shalt surely rebuke thy neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.
18 Thou shalt not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people; but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am Jehovah.


Leviticus 19:35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measures of length, of weight, or of quantity.

 Deuteronomy 25:13 -Thou shalt not have in thy bag diverse weights, a great and a small.
14 Thou shalt not have in thy house diverse measures, a great and a small.
15 A perfect and just weight shalt thou have; a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be long in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee.
16 For all that do such things, [even] all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto Jehovah thy God.

Note also Romans 12:3  For I-am-saying, through the favor namely-the (favor) having-been-given to-me, to everyone being among YOU, not to-be-having-opinion-beyond beside what is-essential to-be-having-opinion, BUT to-be-having-opinion with-reference-to be-being-of-sound-mind, as the God parted to-each (a) measure of-trust.

 

Note Parasha Ke_Teitzei (click); all are found wanting (lacking weight) in the balances - that is, all are unworthy. With some study, we may learn that "the price which covered was paid, and outweighed the price which was deficient", and this speaks through the gospel in the garden and the gospel in the stars of the shed blood of Jesus Christ.  We are perfectly "balanced" in Messiah Jesus.

 

 

Deuteronomy1:1 These are the words which Moses spake unto all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah over against Suph, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Di-zahab.
Moses speaking:
Deuteronomy 1:17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; ye shall hear the small and the great alike; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you ye shall bring unto me, and I will hear it.

Moses was a type of Jesus.  There is one mediator between mankind and God, Jesus Christ. Believers take things that are hard to judge to God.

Jesus taught this responsibility to judge:

 

Matthew 7:1   YOU-be not judging, in-order-that YOU-might not be-judged:
v2 For with what sentence YOU-are-judging, YOU-will-be-judged; and with what measure YOU-are-measuring, it-will-be-measured-in-return to-YOU.
v3 But why are-you-looking-at the chip, namely-the (one) in the eye of-your brother, but you-are not taking-note-of the rafter in your eye?
v4 Or how will-you-say to your brother, You-let-be I-might-cast-out the chip from your eye: and behold, the rafter (is) in your eye?
v5 Hypocrite, you first cast-out the rafter out-of your eye, and then you-will-look-thoroughly to-cast-out the chip out-of the eye namely-the (one) of-your brother.

[Note - you get the rafter out of your own eye the you judge the chip in your brother's eye.  So here, the Jews could judge each other even without perfect vision - they could have chip in their eye and still judge their brother.]
vs 28 And it-came-to-pass when the Jesus finished these-words completely the crowds were-being-surprised upon his doctrine.

[Jesus was speaking to a primarily Jewish crowd, and he always spoke to the Jewish crowd in parables (Matt.13:34).There was no Gentile crowd, although there may have been a few present.]


 

John 7:24 "YOU-be not judging according-to countenance, BUT YOU-judge the just judgement."

 

1 Corinthians 6:1 Is someone of-YOU having (a) matter with the different (one), daring to-be-being-judged over of-the unrighteous and NOT over of-the holy (ones)?
v2 Or are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that the holy (ones) will-judge the world? And if with YOU the world is-being-judged, are-YOU (ones) unworthy of-the-least tribunals?
v3 Are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that we-shall-judge messengers? In-fact whether-at-all (the) things-pertaining-to-this-life?
v4 If therefore on-the-one-hand YOU-might-be-having tribunals (of)-things-pertaining-to-this-life, YOU-be-causing these, the (ones) having-been-and-still-treated-with-contempt in the assembly, to-be-seated.
v5 I-am-saying to-YOU toward humiliation. Thus is-there not among YOU (a) wise (one), but-not one, who shall-be-able to-discriminate amid his brother(s)?
v6 BUT brother with brother is-being-judged, and this over of-unbelieving (ones).
v7 Already on-the-one-hand therefore there-is totally inferiority with-YOU that YOU-are-having sentences with yourselves. Why are-YOU NOT rather being-done-harm? Why are-YOU NOT rather being-deprived?
v8 BUT YOU yourselves-are-doing-harm and YOU-are-depriving, and this, brothers.

[Again, this isn't saying everyone is your brother.]
v9 Or are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that unjust (ones) will not inherit (the) kingdom of-God? YOU-be not being-led-astray; neither male-prostitutes nor idolaters nor adulterers nor catamites nor homosexual-males
v10 Nor thieves nor covetous (ones), not drunkards, not revilers, not seizers will-inherit (the) Kingdom of-God.
v11 And these-things some (of YOU) were; BUT YOU-bathed-yourselves-off, BUT YOU-were-made-holy, BUT YOU-were-justified in the name of-the Lord Jesus and in the Spirit of-our God.

[So we ARE to judge, and separate the holy from the profane, the common from the uncommon:

Leviticus 10:10 "and that ye may make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean;

so then distinguish  four things, and in that, between two sets of things:

the holy  | the common

the unclean | the clean

 


1 Corinthians 6:12 All-things (are)-legitimate to-me, BUT all-things are not advantageous. All-things (are)-legitimate, BUT I myself shall not be-had-under-authority by anything.
v13 The foods for-the belly, and the belly for-the foods, but the God even this and these will-render-inactive. But the body (is) not for-the prostitution BUT for-the Lord, and the Lord for-the body;
v14 But the God also raised the Lord and he-will-raise-out us through his power.
v15 Are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that YOUR bodies are members of-Messiah? Therefore having-lifted-up the members of-the Messiah shall-I-make members of-a-prostitute? May-it not come-to-pass.
v16 Or are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that the (one) uniting-himself to-the prostitute is one body? For they-will-be, he-is-stating, the two with-reference-to one flesh.

["the prostitute" is the same prostitute of Rev. 13 &17, the Roman Ecumenical Assembly - the Roman Catholic Church. This may be read as "The prostitute is one body." That is, this is satan's copy of the body of Messiah Jesus @Eph.ch.5.]
v17 But the (one) uniting-himself to-the Lord is one spirit.
v18 YOU-be-fleeing the prostitution. Every sinful-act which if (a) MAN might-do is outside the body; but the (one) committing-prostitution is-sinning with-reference-to (his) own body.
v19 Or are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that YOUR body is (the) sanctuary of-the Holy Spirit in YOU, whom YOU-are-having from God, and YOU-are not of-yourselves?
v20 For YOU-were-bought-in-the-market of-(a)-price; YOU indeed glorify the God in YOUR body.


Again, please review Parasha Ke_Teitzei -

As we go along The Way, it seems imperative that we judge righteously.  We should try to use a lot of Mercy when we look at fellow believers.  While sects are essential (1Cor.11:19), certain doctrinal truths must be adhered to. We are to have no part with idols/idolatry/idolatrous worship.

 

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Parashat Mattot

"Tribes"
Torah portion:
Numbers  30:2 (vs1) - 32:42

Haftarah portion:

Jeremiah 1:1 - 2:3
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Matthew 5:33-37

With "Vow of the Trust" scriptures: James 5:15Philippians 2:9-11; Romans 10:9,10; 1Jn2:1-2,

We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so. 

In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, a double portion: Masei is also read.

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A bit on Vows

 

Numbers ch30 talks about vows and oaths.  In vanity we make a vow: who then can be saved?  There is a lot of YHVH's mercy to be seen in who can make them null and void in this chapter which seems to be largely overlooked. It is also comforting to know that the Father and/or Husband may annul the vow made by either the wife and/or daughter, and YHVH will forgive her. And if need be, the Father will bear the wife's iniquity (Num. ch30 ; Jer.2:2-3; Eph.5:15-32, Isa.53:4-5).  A greater picture seen here is that Mercy is from God, and Mercy is His prerogative:

 

Numbers 30:1 And Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which Jehovah hath commanded.

These commandments regarding vows are specifically to Israel/Jews. [Those that say they are Jews and are not, can only be Gentiles who are saying they are Jews, and are in reality the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9). This includes the larger portion of the "Christian" "Church", which includes a large portion of (at least Gentile) "Messianic" "believers".  Theologically/doctrinally, all of these are offshoots of the Roman Catholic (Ecumenical) Church (And this by the doctrine that the Church is the Bride of Christ, and therefore the "true Israel".  In other words, by saying they are the Bride of Christ, the "churches" say they are Jews - yet of course they are not.  There IS an Assembly of God, the Body of Messiah (Eph.5).  Recall Satan said "I will make myself like unto the Most High."  [Isa.14:13-14] And he has, with the RCC as the Body of Satan.  This is a hard saying, like "as many as I love".  Note again though this is stated in Rev.2:9:

Revelation 2:8 And to-the messenger of-the assembly in Smyrna you-write: These-things-here the first and the last, who became dead and he-himself-lived is-saying:
v9 I-know-absolutely your tribulation and poverty, BUT you-are rich, and the blasphemy out-of the (ones) saying themselves to-be Jews, and they-are not BUT synagogue of-the Satan.
The RCC doctrine evolved over hundreds of years, but way back in the Smyrna period this error originated.  Note the Mercy in that there are true believers in this period of assembly history. Perhaps if we think about the different church periods outlined in Revelation and how they sometimes overlap and intermingle, we may better understand God's assembly (EKKLASIA) ethnic, national Israel which was called out of the nations, and God's assembly ( EKKLASIA) that is called out of the Assembly of Israel as chosen-elect New Testament JEWISH believers in Messiah YHVH.  Into this New Covenant assembly are Gentile believers grafted among (Rom.11:17) the "choice" of Israel.  However, it must be understood that we (Gentile Christians) are not grafted into Israel being heirs to the promise of being under the Sinai Law (Mosaic Covenant), but rather are heirs with Israel in the Abramic (not Abrahamic) covenant.  Note there is much room for Christians in the land of Israel as outlined by the Abramic covenant (see the Genesis Apocraphon regarding Abram's walk. ---see this word on Romans ch11 ---  The Abramic Covenant granted much more land than Israel was allotted later...]


Num.30:2 When a man voweth a vow unto Jehovah, or sweareth an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

There is a difference between what a man says and what a woman says:
3 Also when a woman voweth a vow unto Jehovah, and bindeth herself by a bond, being in her father's house, in her youth,
4 and her father heareth her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father holdeth his peace at her; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.
5 But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth, none of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand: and Jehovah will forgive her, because her father disallowed her.

Here we may see that the daughter of Zion, Israel, may be forgiven if YHVH the Father disallows her "vow" into adultery with another husband.

Lamentations 2:13 What shall I testify unto thee? what shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I compare to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? For thy breach is great like the sea: who can heal thee?

Zephaniah 3:14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.
Lamentations  4:22 The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Zion; he will no more carry thee away into captivity: He will visit thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will uncover thy sins.

Edom is another daughter.

 

For another study; perhaps this passage is related to the image of Daniel 2?

Micah 4:13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion; for I will make thy horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass; and thou shalt beat in pieces many peoples: and I will devote their gain unto Jehovah, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.

 

 

Cont. Numbers 30:6 And if she be married to a husband, while her vows are upon her, or the rash utterance of her lips, wherewith she hath bound her soul,
7 and her husband hear it, and hold his peace at her in the day that he heareth it; then her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.
8 But if her husband disallow her in the day that he heareth it, then he shall make void her vow which is upon her, and the rash utterance of her lips, wherewith she hath bound her soul: and Jehovah will forgive her.

Here again we may see the bride of Messiah, Israel (See Bride Pride), is forgiven.  Of course this protection by the husband from making an errant vow applies also to New Testament believers, the very united (echad) body of Messiah:

 

Ephesians 5:15 Therefore YOU-be-looking-at exactly how YOU-are-walking-around, not as unwise BUT as wise,
v16 Buying-out-for-yourselves the season, because the days are evil.
v17 Because-of this YOU-be not becoming foolish, BUT YOU-be-perceiving what the will of-the Lord (is).
v18 And YOU-be not being-gotten-drunk with-wine, in which is dissipation, BUT YOU-be-being-filled with (the) Spirit,
v19 Speaking to-yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing-odes and playing-psalms-on-stringed-instruments in YOUR heart to-the Lord,
v20 Giving-thanks always in-behalf-of all (things) in (the) name of our Lord Jesus Messiah to-the God and Father,
v21 Subjecting-yourselves to-one-another in fear of Messiah.
v22 The wives to their own husbands as to-the Lord,
v23 Because (a) husband is head of-the wife as also the Messiah (is) head of-the assembly, himself Savior of-the body.
v24 BUT as the assembly is-itself-subjecting to-the Messiah, thus also the wives to-the husbands in every (thing).
v25 The husbands, YOU-be-cherishing the wives, according-as also the Messiah cherished the assembly and gave himself over in-behalf-of her,
v26 In-order-that he-might-make her holy having-cleansed (her) by-the bath of-the water in (a) saying,
v27 In-order-that he-might himself stand-alongside to-himself the assembly glorious, not having spot or wrinkle or any of-the (things) such-as-these, BUT in-order-that she-might-be holy and unblemished,

Note the "kashering" of the woman/N.T. assembly in order that Jesus might stand it alongside to himself:

Numbers 31:23 everything that may abide the fire, ye shall make to go through the fire, and it shall be clean; nevertheless it shall be purified with the water for impurity: and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make to go through the water.


Ephesians 5:28 Thus also the husbands are-being-indebted to-be-cherishing the wives of-themselves as the bodies of-themselves. The (one) cherishing the wife of-himself is-cherishing himself;
v29 And for not-one at-any-time hated the flesh of-himself, BUT he-is-nurturing and he-is-fostering it, according-as also the Messiah the assembly,
v30 Because we-are members of his body.
v31 Instead-of this (a) MAN shall-leave-behind the father and the mother and he-shall-be-very-united to his wife and the two shall-be with-reference-to flesh, one.
v32 This mystery is great, but I-myself am-saying with-reference-to Messiah and with-reference-to the assembly
.
v33 Further also YOU the (ones), according-to one (man), thus let each be-cherishing the wife of-himself as himself, but in-order-that the wife might-be-fearing the husband.

 

 

Num 30:9 But the vow of a widow, or of her that is divorced, even everything wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand against her.

 

Romans 7:1 Or are-YOU-being-ignorant, brothers, for I-am-speaking to-(ones)-coming-to-know law, that the law is-exercising-lordship of-the MAN on as-long time as he-is-living?

v2 For the woman under-a-husband has-been-and-is-still-bound by-law to-the living husband; but if the husband might-die-off, she-has-been-and-is still-rendered-inactive from the law of-the husband.

v3 So therefore, while the husband (is) living, she-will-be-termed (an) adulteress if she-might-become to-(a)-different man; but if the husband might-die-off, she-is free from the law, she (will) not be (an) adulteress having-become to-(a)-different man.

v4 So-that, my brothers, YOU yourselves also were-put-to-death to-the law through the body of-the Messiah, with-reference-to YOU to-become to-(a)-different (one), to-the (one) having-been-raised out-of dead (ones), in-order-that we-might-bring-forth-fruit to-the God.

v5 For when we-were in the flesh, the sufferings of-the sins the (sufferings) through the law were-operating in our members with-reference-to the (object) to-bring-forth-fruit to-the death;

v6 But at-this-instant we-were-rendered-inactive from the law, having-died-off in which we-were-being-held-fast, so-that we (are) to-be-being-a-slave in newness of-spirit and not in-oldness of-letter.
In considering Romans 7:1-6, it appears that those not in a covenant (old or new) relationship with YHVH are liable for their vows.  Note those who have tasted God's mercy in relation to His new covenant and then "remarry" the old covenant are worse off than before:

Hebrews 10:29 To-how-much of-worse vengeance are-YOU-thinking will-he-be-thought worthy, the (one) having-trodden-down the Son of-the God and having-considered the blood of-the covenant, in which he-was-made-holy, common, and having-insulted-within the Spirit of-the favor?
v30 For we-are-knowing-absolutely the (one) having-said: To-me an-avenging, I myself will-repay; and again: Jehovah will-judge his people.


Num 30:10 And if she vowed in her husband's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath,
11 and her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and disallowed her not; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.
12 But if her husband made them null and void in the day that he heard them, then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made them void; and Jehovah will forgive her.
13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

"May" - it is the Father's prerogative.

The greater picture here is that Mercy is from God:

Romans 9:15 For to-the Moses he-is saying: I-shall-have-mercy-on whomever I-might-be-having-mercy, and I-shall-pity whomever I-might-be-pitying.  [Ex. 33:19]


Num. 30:14 But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to day, then he establisheth all her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he hath established them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them.
15 But if he shall make them null and void after that he hath heard them, then he shall bear her iniquity.

Num. 30:16 These are the statutes, which Jehovah commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between a father and his daughter, being in her youth, in her father's house.

 

15 "But if he shall make them null and void after that he hath heard them, then he shall bear her iniquity. "

So if God, willing to show his mercy to all, has blinded part of Israel, then even all Israel will be saved:

Romans 11:25 For I-am not willing (for) YOU to-be-being-ignorant brothers, (of) this mystery, in-order that YOU-might not be prudent in yourselves, that petrifaction has-come-to-pass-and-still-is from part to-the Israeli, until of-which (time) the fulness of-the Gentiles might-come-in,

26 And thus all Israel will-be-saved, according-as it-has-been-and-still-is-written: The (one) delivering will-be-present out-of Sion, he-will-turn-back impiety from Jacob.
v27 And this (is) the covenant from me to-them, at-the-time-that I-might-remove-for-myself their sins.

v30 For as-altogether YOU yourselves at-one-time disobeyed the God, but now YOU-had-mercy-bestowed in-the disobedience of-these.
v31 Thus these also now disobeyed in-order-that by your mercy they themselves also might now have-mercy-bestowed.
v32 For the God shut-together all the (ones) with-reference-to disobedience in-order-that he-might-have-mercy (on) all the (ones).

 

Jeremiah 2:1 And the word of Jehovah came to me, saying,
2 Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith Jehovah, I remember for thee the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals; how thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
3 Israel was holiness unto Jehovah, the first-fruits of his increase: all that devour him shall be held guilty; evil shall come upon them, saith Jehovah.

Jehovah remembers Israel.  On the cross, YHVH Yeshua bore Israel's, and all the world's iniquity.  Praise Yah.

Isa 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and Jehovah hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

 On the cross, YHVH Yeshua bore Israel's, and all the world's iniquity.  Praise Yah.

 

Matthew 5 - Jesus teaching his disciples, before the cross, so before the death of the testator, so before the New Testament; Most of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are still old covenant scriptures. For that reason Jesus says:

Matthew 5:17 Might-YOU not suppose that I-came to-over-throw the law or the prophets: I-came not to-over-throw, BUT to-fulfill.

 

In the midst of changing the commandments of the old covenant ("YOU-heard that it-was-said to-the ancients... ...But I myself-am-saying to-YOU"), Jesus also changes the commandment concerning vows:

Matthew 5:33 Again, YOU-heard that it-was-said to-the ancients, you-will not perjure-yourself, but you-will-give-back to-the Lord your oaths.
v34 But I myself-am-saying to-YOU to not swear totally,
(i.e. don't swear at all) neither in the heaven, because it-is (the) throne of-the God;
v35 Nor in the earth, because it-is (the) footstool of-his feet: nor with-reference-to Jerusalem, because it-is (the) city of-the great King.
v36 Nor might-you-swear in your head, because you-are not being-able to-make one hair white or black.
v37 But let YOUR word be, yea, yea; nay, nay: but the-(thing) excessive of-these is out-of the evil (one).

 

Now this isn't saying to be a bump on a log regarding the Good News/Gospel of Jesus as we are instructed to study and be ready to defend the Truth (1Tim.3:16; 2Tim.2:15; 2Tim.4:1; ), but rather this is saying when we speak, our words carry weight without additionally swearing by God, Heaven, earth, etc..  It seems a connection may be made between Jesus changing things and where the Sanctuary of God is now located:

1 Corinthians 3:16 Are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that YOU-are (the) sanctuary of-God and the Spirit of-the God is-dwelling in YOU?

 

And of course, what we say is important:

Romans 14:10 But why are-you yourself judging your brother? Or why are-you yourself also treating your brother with contempt?  For we-shall-ourselves all stand-alongside to-the rostrum of-the Messiah.  [or "God."]

v11 For it-has-been-and-is-still-written:  I my-self am-living, Jehovah is-saying, That to-me every knee will-bend, and every tongue will-acknowledge to-the God.

v12 So therefore each (one) of-us will-give account concerning himself to-the God.

v13 Therefore might-we no-longer be-judging one-another; BUT YOU-judge this rather, to-be not putting stumbling or entrapment for-the brother.

v14 I-am-knowing-absolutely and I-have-been-and-still-am-persuaded in Jehovah Jesus that not-one-thing (is) common through itself; unless to-the (one) figuring something to-be common, to-that (one) (it-is) common.

v15 For if because-of food your brother is-being-grieved, you-are no-more walking-around according-to charity.  You-be not destroying that (one) by your food, in-behalf-of whom Messiah died-off.

v16 Let not therefore YOUR good be-being-blasphemed.

v17 For the kingdom of-the God is not eating (food) and drinking, BUT justice and peace and joy in (the) Holy Spirit;

v18 For the (one) in this being-a-slave to-the Messiah (is) well-pleasing to-the God and approved by-the MEN.

v19 So therefore let-us-pursue the-things of-the peace and the-things of-the building-up, of-the (building-up) with-reference-to one-another.

 

At the rostrum of the Messiah, believers will have in their account (stores in heaven) the vow of the trust.

 

 

This is the vow of the trust:

 

Romans 10:8 BUT what is-it-saying? The saying is near you, in your mouth and in your heart; the saying of-the trust which we-are-preaching is this;
v9 That
if you-might-confess with your mouth Jehovah Jesus, and you-might-trust in your heart that the God raised him out-of dead (ones), you-will-be-saved;
v10 For with-heart he-is-being-trusted with-reference-to righteousness, but
with-mouth he-is-being-confessed with-reference-to salvation.
 

 

James 5:15 And the vow of-the trust will-save the (one) being-fatigued, and the Lord will-raise him, and-if he-might-be having-done-and-still-is-doing sins it-will-be-forgiven to-him.

 

 

 

Yet, if any man sin, we have an advocate with the father, Jesus Christ. (Hopefully, our Attorney won't let us speak for ourselves.)

- And there is a sin to death, but also a sin NOT to death.

1 John 5:16 If someone might-see his brother sinning (a) sin not to death, he-shall-request, and he-will-give to-him life, for-the (ones) sinning not to death. There-is sin to death; I-am not saying in-order-that he-might-interrogate concerning that (sin).
v17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there-is sin not to death.
IF any man sin,

1 John 2:1  My little-children, these-things I-am-writing to-YOU in-order-that YOU-might not sin. And if someone might-sin, we-are-having (an) advocate with the Father, Jesus Messiah (a) just (one);

So, much of the Messianic assembly is the weaker brother:

Romans 14:1  But YOU-be-taking-to-yourselves the (one) being-weak in-the trust, not with-reference-to discriminations of-deliberations.

Romans 12:3 For I-am-saying, through the favor namely-the (favor) having-been-given to-me, to everyone being among YOU, not to-be-having-opinion-beyond beside what is-essential to-be-having-opinion, BUT to-be-having-opinion with-reference-to be-being-of-sound-mind, as the God parted to-each (a) measure of-trust.

And this is not saying to go with the flow, but rather having sound doctrine. If a brother (or sister) commits spiritual adultery we are not to "be weak" for him and go along with his doctrine.

2 Timothy 2:15 "You-be-diligent yourself to-stand-along-side approved to-the God, (a) workman unashamed, cutting-straight the word of-the truth."
16 "But you-be-standing-around-for-yourself-away-from the profane empty-chatters; for they-will-progress upon much-more of-impiety,"

Jump to: Are we really supposed to think like little children?

 

Considering the vows section in Parashah Mattot as shadows of the greater New Covenant relationship does not weaken the weight of the words in Numbers 30, but rather indeed makes them more weighty.  For instance, now with this knowledge, we understand that the father's acceptance of his daughter's vow now has a greater spiritual weight attached to its importance.

 

a bit on Paul's "vow"

 

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~July11-12, 2014; July 10-11, 2015; July 29-30, 2016; July 14-15, 2017; July 6-7, 2018~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Parashat Pinchas

"Phinehas"

(mouth of brass)
Torah portion:
Numbers  25:10 - 30:1

Haftarah portion:

1 Kings 18:46 - 19:21
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Romans 11:2-32

We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so. 

  This week we of course again read all of Romans ch. 11.

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Last week had a good bit about Phinehas.

 

Numbers 25:10 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy [
בְּקַנְאוֹ  אֶת־קִנְאָתִי] among them, so that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy[בְּקִנְאָתִיֽ׃].
12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:
13 and it shall be unto him, and to his seed after him, the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was jealous [
קִנֵּא] for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.

קִנֵּא   qana'  - kä·nä'  --to envy, be jealous, be envious, be zealous

Romans 8:1 "So (there-is) now not-one condemnation's-punishment to-the (ones) in Messiah Jesus." -

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

 

The zeal of YHVH of Hosts does this:
 Isaiah 9:6 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 called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 

John 3:16 For thus the God cherished the world so-that he-gave his son, namely-the only-begotten, in-order-that every-(one) the (one) trusting with-reference-to him might not perish, BUT he-might-be-having life eternal.
v17 For the God dispatched not his son into the world in-order-that he-might-be-judging the world, BUT in-order-that the world might-be-saved through him.


Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.

 

This week, Romans 11:31 jumps out:

Romans 11:31 Thus these also now disobeyed in-order-that by your mercy they themselves also might now have-mercy-bestowed.

 

Romans 11:29 For the bestowed-favors and the calling of-the God (are) unregrettable.

v30 For as-altogether YOU yourselves at-one-time disobeyed the God, but now YOU-had-mercy-bestowed in-the disobedience of-these.

v31 Thus these also now disobeyed in-order-that by your mercy they themselves also might now have-mercy-bestowed.

v32 For the God shut-together all the (ones) with-reference-to disobedience in-order-that he-might-have-mercy (on) all the (ones).

That is a difficult passage.  And the Holy Spirit knows that it is difficult, and consoles us:

v33 O depth of-God's riches and wisdom and knowledge; as unsearchable his sentences and untraceable his ways.

v34 For who came-to-know (the) mind of Jehovah? Or who became his fellow-counsellor?

v35 Or who gave-before to-him, and it-will-be-repaid to-him?

v36 Because out-of him and through him and with-reference-to him (are) the all-things; to-him (be) the glory with-reference-to the ages:  Amen.

 

We (those that trust in Jesus) are to show mercy to Jews that are blinded by God (part of His mercy to us) to the truth of John 10:30 "I and the Father are ONE".  How can Mercy be given through our showing our mercy?  What mercy???

Bring to mind Matthew 5:7 - Happy the (ones) merciful; because they themselves-will-have-mercy-bestowed.

 

Perhaps Ephesians 5 helps understand this:

Ephesians 5:30 Because we-are members of his body.
v31 Instead-of this (a) MAN shall-leave-behind the father and the mother and he-shall-be-very-united to his wife and the two shall-be with-reference-to flesh, one.
v32 This mystery is great, but I-myself am-saying with-reference-to Messiah and with-reference-to the assembly.

 

Without vanity, we might see loving our neighbor as God's zeal working through us in (the body of) Messiah, to YHVH be the Glory.

 

1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, in-order-that we-might-trust in-the name of-his son Jesus Messiah and we-might-be-cherishing one-another according-as he-gave commandment to-us.

Understand that Jesus IS YHVH:

    John 10:30 I and the father are one.
v24 And the (one) keeping his commandments is-remaining in him and he in him; and in this we-are-coming-to-know that he-is-remaining in us, out-of the Spirit which he-gave to-us.

 

 

Mark 12:29 But the Jesus answered him, That first-of-all of-the commandments, (is) you-be-hearing, Israel, Jehovah our God Jehovah is one.

Mark12:30 And you-will-cherish Jehovah your God out-of your total heart and out-of your total soul and out-of your total intellect and out-of your total strength.  This (is the) first commandment.

 

Exodus 20:1 And God spake all these words, saying,
 2 I am Jehovah thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous
[קַנָּא] God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me,
 6 and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

Note here the severity: "unto thousands" of YHVH's lovingkindness. Not everyone responds to God's love...

 

Mark 12:31 And (the) like second (is) this:  You-will-cherish your neighbor as yourself.  Another commandment greater of-these is not.

Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people; but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am Jehovah.

Leviticus 19:33 And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not do him wrong.


34 The stranger [הַגֵּר ] that sojourneth [הַגָּר] with you shall be unto you as the home-born [כְּאֶזְרָח - "native"]  among you , and thou shalt love him as thyself [כָּמֹוךָ]; for ye were sojourners [גֵרִים] in the land of Egypt: I am Jehovah your God.

Note: I think the correct corresponding Hebrew is indicated here.

 

 

Luke 10::29 But the-(one) willing to-be-justifying himself said to the Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
v30 But having-taken (it) up the Jesus said, (A) certain MAN was-descending from Jerusalem into Jericho, and he-fell-into robbers, who also having-stripped him and having-put-upon (him) blows went-away, having-let (him) go reaching half-dead.
v31 But according-to (a) coincidence (a) certain priest was-descending in that way and having-seen him he-went-by-on-the-other-side;
v32 But likewise also (a) Levite, having-come-to-be according-to the place, having-come and having-seen he-went-by-on-the-other-side.
v33 But (a) certain traveling Samaritan came according-to him, and having-seen him he-was-moved-with-compassion,
v34 And having-come-near he-bound-down his wounds, pouring-on oil and wine; but having-mounted him upon (his) own animal he-led him into (an) inn, and he-cared-for him.
v35 And upon the morrow having-come-out having-cast-out two denarii he-gave (them) to-the innkeeper, and he-said to-him, You-care-for him, and whatsoever something you-might-spend-in-addition, I myself-shall-give-back to-you with my to-be-coming-back.
v36 Therefore which of-these three is-seeming to-you to-have-become neighbor of-the-(one) having-fallen-in into the robbers?
v37 But the-(one) said, The-(one) having-done the mercy with him. The Jesus therefore said to-him, You-be-proceeding, and you yourself-be-doing likewise.

 

Remember that Mercy is from God:

Romans 9:15 For to-the Moses he-is saying: I-shall-have-mercy-on whomever I-might-be-having-mercy, and I-shall-pity whomever I-might-be-pitying.  [Ex. 32:19]

 

 (Luke 10:29-37).  Who is your neighbor? -- You are!

well...yes, but - @Lev. 19:34 "the stranger that sojourneth WITH YOU..." - I'm missing the obvious inclusiveness of -everyone- at large in the world.

If God loved everyone, sure, then everyone is our neighbor. But we read "AS MANY as I love" (Rev.3:19) and note that "as many" = "not all". Remembering here "Many are called, few are chosen." And "...the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth"(Ps.11:5). God doesn't love everyone  - and so, as members of the body of Messiah - Christians shouldn't either (1Cor.3:16).

At Lu.10:37 "he that showed mercy" is our neighbor, and yes I understand that we are to be that neighbor, however there is a story/parable told here and a commandment also. The commandment (Lu.10:27) says to love God, and love your neighbor as your self (Luke.10:27). The story/parable answers the followup question to the commandment "Who is my neighbor?" (vs29) with "he that showed mercy". THEN Jesus says "Go, and do thou likewise"(vs37). "Go and do thou likewise" does not define/answer "Who is my neighbor?"; but rather "Go and do thou likewise" is a restatement of "Love your neighbor as yourself". We don't know the hearts of men but by "doing likewise" i.e. by being "
The-(one) having-done the mercy with him" we become the neighbor.  The "neighbor" in Luke 10 may be seen as Jesus...

 

We are told to be holy..

1 Peter 1:15 BUT according-to the holy-(one) having-called YOU also YOU yourselves become holy in all conduct,

v16 For-the-reason-that it-has-been-written-and-is-still-written:  YOU-shall-be holy because I (am) holy.

1Cor.3:16 Are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that YOU-are (the) sanctuary of-God and the Spirit of-the God is-dwelling in YOU?

The Mercy - cherishing the neighbor -  coming "from you" originates in Jehovah Jesus, because God loved us first:

1 John 4:19 We ourselves-are-cherishing, because he himself first cherished us.

 

John 3:16 For thus the God cherished the world so-that he-gave his son, namely-the only-begotten, in-order-that every-(one) the (one) trusting with-reference-to him might not perish, BUT he-might-be-having life eternal.

God loved first.  Note especially that "cherished" is past tense.

 John 3:21 But the (one) doing the truth is-coming to the light, in-order-that his works might-be-manifested that (they-are) having-been-

worked in God.

John 6:29 " The Jesus answered and said to-them, This is the work of-the God, in-order-that you-might-trust with-reference-to whom that (one) dispatched."

Our Trust is our work.

Understand this also as that the trust is from God....our trust is the manifestation of God working in us....we don't even merit "credit" for our trust, which while it is our work, it is only from God's work of love to us first that we are permitted to trust

....and this is the Love of God - that He loved us first...To Him is ALL the Glory...

 Again: The work of God is that He loved us first so that we might love and so it is only in HIS love to us that our trust and love is allowed

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July 11, 2015
NOTE THIS LOOK AT ROMANS CH11,  July, 2015

and compare these scriptures:

Romans 9,10,11

Ephesians ch. 2 & 5

 

 

 

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Parashat Balak

"Devastator"
Torah portion:
Numbers  22:2 - 25:9

Haftarah portion:

Micah 5:6 - 6:8

(we read all of Micah ch 5 - Messianic prophecy!)
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Romans 11:25-32

We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so. 

  This week we of course read all of Romans ch. 11.

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Beware of  eating idolatrous-sacrifices and committing prostitution

 come out from Babylon (Roman Catholic Church, (Rev.18:4; Prov.6:24, 2Cor.6:17)

 

Balak, son of Zippor, King of Moab wanted Balaam, son of Beor, to curse Israel so that Balak would be able to defeat them in battle.  God forbid it.

 

Numbers 22:2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.
3 And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.
4 And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now will this multitude lick up all that is round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.
5 And he sent messengers unto Balaam the son of Beor, to Pethor, which is by the River, to the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.
6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.

7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.

8 And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as Jehovah shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.

Num 22:9 And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?

 

Num 22:12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed.

 

This portion also has the account of Balaam and his ass carrying on a conversation.  The ass also had in memory a history of events. Apparently this concept of animals speaking and thinking was not shocking or surprising to Balaam.  It seems the more mundane things are what trip us up...

 

Numbers 22:39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto Kiriath-huzoth.
40 And Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him.
41 And it came to pass in the morning, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal; and he saw from thence the utmost part of the people.

This sacrifice by Balak was NOT to YHVH, but to Baal.  Note that the pagan's meal was -also - the result of a sacrifice to their god.

Next, a series of sacrifices that appear to be to YHVH, instigated by Balaam and administered by both Balaam and Balak:

 Num 23:1-6 ASV - 1 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams. 2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram. 3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt-offering, and I will go: peradventure Jehovah will come to meet me; and whatsoever he showeth me I will tell thee. And he went to a bare height. 4 And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar. 5 And Jehovah put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. 6 And he returned unto him, and, lo, he was standing by his burnt-offering, he, and all the princes of Moab.

Result: Balaam's mouth spoke blessings upon Israel.

 

Num 23:11-17 ASV - 11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether. 12 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which Jehovah putteth in my mouth? 13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them; thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence. 14 And he took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar. 15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I meet Jehovah yonder. 16 And Jehovah met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus shalt thou speak. 17 And he came to him, and, lo, he was standing by his burnt-offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath Jehovah spoken?

Result: Balaam's mouth spoke blessings upon Israel.

 

Num 23:17, 25-30 ASV -  25 And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all. 26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that Jehovah speaketh, that I must do? 27 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come now, I will take thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence. 28 And Balak took Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh down upon the desert. 29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams. 30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.

Num 24:1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased Jehovah to bless Israel, he went not, as at the other times, to meet with enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel dwelling according to their tribes; and
the Spirit of God came upon him.

Result: Balaam's mouth spoke blessings upon Israel.

 

Num 24:10 And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together; and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times.


Num 24:25 And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place; and Balak also went his way.

 

In the recent "Korah" portion of Torah, we read that Korah, Dathan and Abiram (Num.16:31), the 250 men that offered incense to YHVH were killed by YHVH.  However, they were under the Sinai Covenant with YHVH, and Balak and Balaam and their cohorts were not.

 

Israel must abide by the Sinai Covenant:

Num 25:1-13 ASV - 1 And Israel abode in Shittim; and the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab: 2 for they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods; and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. 3 And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Israel. 4 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Take all the chiefs of the people, and hang them up unto Jehovah before the sun, that the fierce anger of Jehovah may turn away from Israel. 5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that have joined themselves unto Baal-peor. 6 And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, while they were weeping at the door of the tent of meeting. 7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from the midst of the congregation, and took a spear in his hand; 8 and he went after the man of Israel into the pavilion, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her body. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. 9 And those that died by the plague were twenty and four thousand. 10 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. 12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: 13 and it shall be unto him, and to his seed after him, the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was jealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.

God can make new covenants. Here we may see YHVH's new covenant with Phinehas into an everlasting priesthood as showing that Phinehas is a type of Messiah Yeshua.

 

Micah 5:2-8 ASV - 2 But thou, Beth-lehem Ephrathah, which art little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall one come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting. 3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she who travaileth hath brought forth: then the residue of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. 4 And he shall stand, and shall feed his flock in the strength of Jehovah, in the majesty of the name of Jehovah his God: and they shall abide; for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth. 5 And this man shall be our peace. When the Assyrian shall come into our land, and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. 6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our border. 7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples as dew from Jehovah, as showers upon the grass, that tarry not for man, nor wait for the sons of men. 8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep; who, if he go through, treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and there is none to deliver.

 

Romans 11

v1 I-am-saying therefore, (has) the God pushed-away-from-himself his people?  (No!)  May-it-not-come-to-pass; for I myself also am (an) Israelite, out-of seed of-Abraham, of-(the)-tribe of-Benjamin.

v2 The God (has) not pushed-away-from-himself his people whom he-came-to-know-before. Or are-YOU not knowing-absolutely what the scripture is-saying in (the history of) Elias, as he-is-interceding With-the God down-upon the Israeli?

v3 Lord, they-killed your prophets, they-demolished your altars, and-I myself-was-left-remaining alone and they-are-seeking my soul.

v4 BUT what is the divine-information saying to-him? I-have-left-behind to-myself seven-thousand men, they-who bent not knee to-the Baal.

v5 Thus therefore also in the now season (a) remnant has-come-to-pass-and-still-is of-favor according-to choice;

v6 But if by-favor, no-more out-of works, since the favor no-more is-becoming favor.

v7 What then? What Israel is-seeking-after, this it-attained not, but the choice attained; but the others were-petrified,

v8 Even-as it-has-been-and-is-still-written:  The God gave to-them (a) spirit of-compunction, eyes not to-be-looking and ears not to-be-hearing, till of-the today day.

v9 And David is-saying:  Let their table become into (a) snare and into (a) hunting and into (an) entrapment and into (a) repayment for-them,

v10 Let their eyes be-made-dark (so as) not to-be-looking, and you-bend-completely their back through every-(thing).

v11 I-am-saying therefore, (Have) they-slipped in-order-that they-might-fall? (No!) May-it not come-to-pass; BUT by-their offence the salvation to-the Gentiles, with-reference-to to-provoke them to-jealousy.

v12 But if their offence (is) riches of-(a)-world and their inferiority (is) riches of-nations, in-how-much more their fulness.

v13 But I-am-saying to-YOU to-the Gentiles; On as-much-as on-the-one-hand therefore I myself-am (an) apostle of-nations, I-am-glorifying my ministry,

v14 If-by-any-means I-shall-provoke-to-jealousy of-my flesh and I-might-save some out-of them.

v15 For if the casting-off of-them (is) reconciliation of-(a)-world, what the taking-near if not life out-of dead (ones)?

v16 But if the firstfruit (is) holy, also the lump; and if the root (is) holy, also the branches.

v17 But if some of the branches were-broken-out, but you being (a) wild-olive-tree yourself-were-grafted-in among [ἐν en] them and you-became (a) fellow-partner of-the root (and?)  of-the fatness of-the olive-tree,

v18 You-be not boasting-against the branches; but if you-are-boasting-against (them), you yourself-are not bearing the root BUT the root you.

v19 You-will-say therefore: Branches were-broken-out in-order-that I myself-might-be-grafted-in.

v20 Rightly: they-were-broken-out by-the distrust, but you yourself-have-stood-and-still-are-standing by-the trust. You-be not having-an-opinion-of high-things, BUT you-be-fearing-for-yourself;

v21 For if the God spared not of-the branches according-to nature, neither will-he-spare of-you.

v22 See therefore graciousness and severity of-God:  on-the-one-hand on the (ones) having-fallen severity, on-the-other-hand on you graciousness of God, if you-might-continue in-the graciousness, since you yourself also will-be-chopped-away,

v23 But also-those, if they-might not continue in-the distrust, they-will-be-grafted-in; for the God is powerful to-graft them in again.

v24 For if you yourself-were-chopped-away out-of the wild-olive-tree according-to nature and from nature you-were-grafted-in [ενεκεντρισθης] into [εἰς eis] (a) cultivated-olive, by-how-much rather these, the (ones) according-to nature, will-be-grafted-in [εγκεντρισθησονται] to-their-own olive-tree.

v25 For I-am not willing (for) YOU to-be-being-ignorant brothers, (of) this mystery, in-order that YOU-might not be prudent in yourselves, that petrifaction has-come-to-pass-and-still-is from part to-the Israeli, until of-which (time) the fulness of-the Gentiles might-come-in,

v26 And thus all Israel will-be-saved, according-as it-has-been-and-still-is-written:  The (one) delivering will-be-present out-of Sion, he-will-turn-back impiety from Jacob.

v27 And this (is) the covenant from me to-them, at-the-time-that I-might-remove-for-myself their sins.

v28 On-the-one-hand enemies according-to the good-news because-of YOU, on-the-other-hand cherished (ones) according-to the choice because-of the fathers;

v29 For the bestowed-favors and the calling of-the God (are) unregrettable.

v30 For as-altogether YOU yourselves at-one-time disobeyed the God, but now YOU-had-mercy-bestowed in-the disobedience of-these.

v31 Thus these also now disobeyed in-order-that by your mercy they themselves also might now have-mercy-bestowed.

v32 For the God shut-together all the (ones) with-reference-to disobedience in-order-that he-might-have-mercy (on) all the (ones).

v33 O depth of-God's riches and wisdom and knowledge; as unsearchable his sentences and untraceable his ways.

v34 For who came-to-know (the) mind of Jehovah? Or who became his fellow-counsellor?

v35 Or who gave-before to-him, and it-will-be-repaid to-him?

v36 Because out-of him and through him and with-reference-to him (are) the all-things; to-him (be) the glory with-reference-to the ages:  Amen.

 

Thayer on  ἐγκεντρίζω egkentrizō "grafted-in" :

http://www.blbclassic.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G1461&t=ASV

I think that is correct: When Gentiles become Christians they enter into fellowship via the Body of Messiah with The People (i.e. Jewish Christians) for whom the Messianic salvation is destined.

 

Revelation 2:12 And to-the messenger of-the assembly in Pergamum you-write: These-things-here the (one) having the sword, namely-the two-edged, namely-the sharp is-saying:
v13 I-know-absolutely where you-are-residing; where-in-which (is) the throne of-the Satan; and you-are-retaining my name, and you-denied not my trust, also in the days (GREEK*) Antipas my witness, my trustworthy (one), who was-killed beside YOU, where-in-which the Satan is-residing.
v14 BUT I-am-holding down-upon you (a) few-things, that you-are-having there (ones) retaining the doctrine of-Balaam, who was teaching to-the Balak to-cast (an) entrapment in-sight of-the sons of-Israel, to-eat idolatrous-sacrifices and to-commit-prostitution.
v15 Thus you yourself are-having also (ones) retaining the doctrine of-the Nicolaitans likewise.
v16 You-repent therefore; but if not, I-am-coming to-you speedily and I-shall-war with them in the sword of my mouth.
v17 The (one) having (an) ear let-him-hear what the Spirit is-saying to-the assemblies. To-the (one) having-victory I-shall-give to-him or-the manna, namely-of-the (manna) having-been-and-still-hidden, and I-shall-give to-him (a) white pebble, and on the pebble (a) new name having-been-and-still-written, and which not-one knows-absolutely if not [except] the (one) taking (it).

 

Revelation 2:18 And to-the messenger of-the assembly in Thyatira you-write: These-things-here the son of-the God, namely-the (one) having his eyes as (a) flame of-fire, and his feet like to-chalcolibanus is-saying:
v19 I-know-absolutely your works and the charity and the trust and the ministry and your perseverance, and your works namely-the last much-more (than) the first.
v20 BUT I-am-holding down-upon you that you-are-letting-be the woman Jezabel, namely-the (one) saying herself (a) prophetess, and she-is-teaching and she-is-
leading-astray my slaves to-commit-prostitution and to-eat idolatrous-sacrifices;


v21 And I-gave to-her time in-order-that she-might-repent, and she-is not willing to-repent out-of her prostitution.
v22 Behold I-am-casting her into a bed and the (ones) committing-adultery with her into great tribulation, if they-will not repent out-of her works;
v23 And her children I-shall-kill in death;
and all the assemblies will-come-to-know that I myself-am the (one) searching kidneys and hearts, and I-shall-give to-YOU to-each (one) according-to YOUR works.
v24 But to-YOU I-am-saying, (namely) to-the-others, namely-to-the (ones) in Thyatira, as-many-as are not holding this doctrine, they-who came not to-know the deep (things) of-the Satan, as they-are-saying: I-am not casting on YOU another weight;
v25 Further which-(thing) YOU-are-holding, YOU-retain until I-might-be-present.
v26 And the (one) having-victory and the (one) keeping my works until (the) finish, I-shall-give to-him authority over the Gentiles,
v27 And he-will-shepherd them in (a) rod of-iron, as the vessels namely-the (ones) of-pottery (are) being-shattered, as I myself also have-taken-and-still-have of my Father,
v28 And I-shall-give to-him the star namely-the (one) belonging-to-the-morning.
v29 The (one) having (an) ear let-him-hear what the Spirit is-saying to-the assemblies.

Note "assemblies" is plural.  We are to listen to what God is saying to all these seven assemblies.

 

It should be noted that many of the "christians" around the world that are being persecuted right now are Roman Catholics.

The RCC exists as Satan's false "body/assembly of Christ" (A.K.A. "church" which is Mystery Babylon - see Apologetics 22-25 by R.Mount) within the Thyatira assembly period.

 

Revelation 2:21 And I-gave to-her time in-order-that she-might-repent, and she-is not willing to-repent out-of her prostitution.
v22 Behold I-am-casting her into a bed and the (ones) committing-adultery with her into great tribulation, if they-will not repent out-of her works;
v23 And her children I-shall-kill in death; and all the assemblies will-come-to-know that I myself-am the (one) searching kidneys and hearts, and I-shall-give to-YOU to-each (one) according-to YOUR works.

 

The papacy (RCC) has not changed, as the pope recently reiterated RCC doctine by saying there is no salvation outside the RCC.  A Lie.

 

 

 

Acts 15:1 And some have-come-down from the Judea were-teaching the brothers that unless YOU-were-circumcised to-the custom of-the Moses, YOU-are not being-able to-be-saved.
v2 But (after) not (a) little-bit of-strife and of-debate having-come-to-pass by-the Paul and by-the Barnabas with them, they-assigned Paul and Barnabas to-be-ascending and some others out-of them to the apostles and elders into Jerusalem concerning this controversy.
v3 On-the-one-hand therefore the (ones) having-been-sent-forward by the assembly were-going through both the Phoenicia and Samaria narrating-in-detail the turning-around of-the Gentiles, and they-were-making great joy for-all the brothers.
v4 But having-come-to-be-alongside into Jerusalem they-were-accepted from the assembly and of-the apostles and of-the elders, and-additionally they-told as-many-things-as the God did with them.
v5 But some of-the (ones) having-trusted-and-still-trusting, from the sect of-the Pharisees stood-forth, saying that it-is-essential to-be-circumcising them and-additionally to-be-delivering-a-message to-be-keeping the law of-Moses.
v6 Both the apostles and the elders were-gathered-together to-see concerning this word.
v7 But (after) much debating-together having-come-to-pass, Peter having-stood-up said to-them: Men brothers, YOU yourselves-are-comprehending that from ancient days the God chose-for-himself among us (that) the Gentiles to-hear the word of-the good-news through my mouth and to-trust,
v8 And God the knower-of-hearts bore-witness to-them having-given the Spirit namely-the Holy according-as also to-us,
v9 And he-discriminated nothing between both us and them, having-cleansed their hearts by-the trust.
v10 Now therefore why are-YOU-trying the God, to-place-upon on the neck of-the disciples (a) yoke, which neither our fathers nor we ourselves-were-strong-enough to-bear?
v11 But through the favor of-the Lord Jesus we-are-trusting to-be-saved according-to which manner those-also.

v12 But all the multitude was silent, and they-were-hearing Barnabas and Paul explicating as-many signs and wonders as the God did among the Gentiles through them.
v13 But after they (were) silent James answered saying: Men brothers, YOU-hear of-me.
v14 Simeon explicated according-as firstly the God visited to-take out-of nations (a) people for-his name.
v15 And to-this the words of-the prophets are-agreeing according-as it-has-been-and-is-still-written:
v16 After these-things I-shall-turn-about and I-shall-build-again the tabernacle of-David namely-the (one) having-fallen-and-still-fallen, and the-things of-it having-been-and-still-turned-down I-shall-build-again and I-shall-make it straight-again,
v17 In-which-case the (ones) left-down of-the MEN might-seek-out the Lord, even all the Gentiles on whom my name has-been-and-still-is-called-upon upon them, Jehovah is-saying, The (one) doing these-things
v18 Known-things from an age.
v19 On-this-account I myself-am-judging not to-be-harassing the (ones) from the Gentiles turning-around on the God,
v20 BUT to-send-an-epistle to-them to-be-holding-off-for-themselves of-the contaminations of-the idols and of-the prostitution and (a)-thing-strangled and of-the blood.
v21 For Moses out-of ancient generations is-having according-to (a) city the (ones) preaching him, being-read in the synagogues according-to every Sabbath.
v22 Then it-seemed (best) to-the apostles and to-the elders together-with the total assembly to-send men having-been-chosen-by-themselves out-of them into Antioch together-with the Paul and Barnabas, Judas the (one) being-called Barsabbas and Silas, men being-governors among the brothers,
v23 Having-written through their hand:

The apostles and the elder brothers to-the brothers namely-the (ones) out-of nations according-to the Antioch and Syria and Cilicia to-be-rejoicing.
v24 Since-indeed we-heard that some out-of us disturbed YOU by-words unsettling YOUR souls to-whom we-did not give-strict-order,
v25 It-seemed (best) to-us having-become with-one-accord, to-send men having-been-chosen-by-our-selves to YOU together-with our cherished Barnabas and Paul.
v26 Men having-given-over-and-still-giving-over their souls in-behalf-of the name of-our Lord Jesus Messiah.
v27 We-have-dispatched-and-are-dispatching therefore Judas and Silas, and they through word are-reporting the same-things.
v28 For it-seemed (best) to-the Spirit namely-the Holy and to-us to-ourselves-be-placing-upon YOU not-one much-more weight with-the-exception of-these of-compulsion,
v29 To-be-holding-off-for-yourselves of-idolatrous-sacrifices and of-blood and of-(things)-strangled
and of-prostitution; maintaining yourselves out-of which-things YOU-will-practise well. Farewell.  (And that is that!).


For those that trust in Yeshua in the New Covenant relationship, food is food, thanks to God. But if someone else thinks the food has a connection to another god, then we are not to partake of it. Here is another difficult passage that goes with "this way":

1 Corinthians 10:13 Trial has not taken-and-is-still not taking YOU if not (a) human (one); but the God (is) trustworthy, who will not allow YOU to-be-tried above what YOU-are-being-able, BUT he-will-make with the trial also the outcome (for) YOU to-be-being-able to undergo (it).


v14 For-which-very-reason, my cherished (ones), YOU-be-fleeing from the idolatry.
v15 As to-prudent-(ones) I-am-saying; YOU yourselves judge what I-am-stating.
v16 The cup of-the blessing which we-are-blessing, is-it NOT participation of-the blood of-the Messiah? The bread which we-are-breaking-in-pieces, is-it NOT participation of-the body of-the Messiah?
v17 Because we, the many, are one bread, one body; for we all are-sharing out-of the one bread.
v18 YOU-be-looking-at the Israeli according-to flesh; are not the (ones) eating the sacrifices partners of-the altar?

Be merciful towards their limitations (see Romans 11:31 & Parashat Phinehas):

Hebrews 13:10 Hebrews 13:10  "We-are-having (an) altar out-of which the (ones) serving to-the tabernacle are not having authority to-eat."


v19 What therefore am-I-stating? That (an)-idolatrous-sacrifice is something? or that (an) idol is something?
v20 BUT that what (things) the Gentiles are sacrificing, they-are-sacrificing to-demons and not to-God, but I-am not willing YOU to-be-becoming partners of-the demons.
v21 YOU-are not being-able to-be-drinking (a) cup of-Jehovah and (a) cup of-demons; YOU-are not being-able to-be-sharing of-a-table of-Jehovah and of-a-table of-demons.
v22 Or are-we-provoking the Lord to-jealousy? Are-we stronger (ones) (than) he?
v23 All-things are-legitimate, BUT not all-things are-being-advantageous; all-things are-legitimate, BUT not all-things are-building-up.
v24 Let no-one be-seeking the (thing) of-himself BUT each (one) the (thing) of-the different (one).
v25 Everything being-offered-for-sale in (a) meat-market YOU-be-eating, examining not-one-thing because-of the conscience;
v26 For of-the Lord (is) the earth and the fulness of-it.
v27 If someone of-the unbelieving (ones) is-calling YOU and YOU-are-willing to-be-proceeding, YOU-be-eating every thing being-placed-beside YOU, examining not-one-thing because-of the conscience.
v28 But if someone might-say to-YOU; This is (an) idolatrous-sacrifice, YOU-be not eating because-of that (one), the (one) having-disclosed (it) and the conscience;
v29 But I-am-saying conscience NOT the (one) of-himself BUT the (one) of-the different (one). For to-what-end is my freedom being-judged by another conscience?
v30 If I myself am-sharing in-favor, why am-I-being-blasphemed in-behalf-of what I myself-am-giving-thanks?
v31 Whether therefore YOU-are-eating or YOU-are-drinking or anything YOU-are-doing, YOU-be-doing all-things with-reference-to (the) glory of-God.
v32 YOU-be-becoming (ones) not-causing-to-stumble even to-Jews and to-Greeks and to-the assembly of-the God,
v33 According-as I-also (in) all-things am-pleasing all, not seeking the (thing) advantageous of-myself BUT the (thing) of-the many, in-order-that they-might-be-saved.

c11
v1 YOU-be-becoming imitators of-me, according-as I-also of-Messiah.

 


 

 

 

 

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~June 27-28, 2014; June 26-27, 2015; July 15-16, 2016; June 30-July1, 2017; June 22-23, 2018~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Parashat Chukat

"decree of"
Torah portion:
Numbers  19:1 - 22:1

Haftarah portion:

Judges 11:1-33
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Hebrews 9:11-28

John 3:10-21

We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.  

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Hebrew 9:11 But Messiah having-come-to-be-alongside chief-priest of-the future good-things, through the greater and more-perfect tabernacle not made-by-hand, this is not of-this creation,
v12 Nor through blood of-he-goats and of-calves, but through (his) own blood he-went-in all-at-once into the holy-places, having-found eternal redemption.
v13 For if the blood of-he-goats and of-bulls and ashes of-a-heifer sprinkling the (ones) having-been-and-still-defiled is-making-holy to the cleanness of-the flesh,
v14 By-how-much more will the blood of-the Messiah, who through (the) eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to-the God, cleanse your conscience from dead works with-reference-to-be-serving (the) living God?


v15 And because-of this he-is mediator of-a-new-quality covenant, in-which-case a-death (is) having-come-to-pass with-reference-to redemption-back of-the transgressions on
the first covenant, the (ones) having-been-and-still-being-called might take the promise of-the eternal inheritance.


v16 For where-in-which (there-is-a) covenant, (it-is) (a) necessity (a) death to-be-being-brought from-the (one) having-himself-covenanted;
v17 For (a) covenant on deads (is) firm, since it-is (not) at-any-time being-strong when the (one) having-himself-covenanted is-living.
v18 Whence neither has the first (covenant) been-and-still-is-dedicated separate-from blood.
v19 For of-every commandment having-been-spoken according-to
the law by Moses to-all the people, having-taken the blood of-the calves and of-the he-goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, he-sprinkled both the little-book itself and all the people,
v20 Saying: This (is) the blood of-the covenant which the God commanded to YOU.
v21 He also sprinkled the tabernacle but even all the vessels of-the public-ministry likewise with-the blood.
v22 And according-to the law nearly all-things (are) being-cleansed in blood, and separate-from shedding-of-blood forgiveness is not coming-to-pass.

*
v23 On-the-one-hand therefore (a) necessity the copies of-the (things) in the heavens to-be-being-cleansed with-these, on-the-other-hand the (things) themselves in-(the)-heavenlies with-better sacrifices beside these.
v24 For the Messiah went not in into holy (places) made-by-hands, patterns-in-turn of-the authentic (things), BUT into the heaven itself, now to-be-revealed to-the face of-the God in-behalf-of us;
v25 But-not in-order-that he-might-be-offering himself often, as-altogether the chief-priest is-going-in into the holy (places) according-to (each) year in blood belonging-to-another,
v26 Since it-was-essential he suffer often from casting-down of (the) world; but at-this-instant, once he-has-been-and-still-is-manifested upon complete-finish of-the ages with-reference-to (a) disregarding of-the sin through his sacrifice.
v27 And according-to as-much-as it-is-being-laid-away for-the MEN once to-die-off but after this, (a) judgement,
v28 Thus also the Messiah, once having-been-offered with-reference-to bring(ing)-up sins of-many, out-of (a) second (time) he-will-be-seen separate-from sin by-the (ones) waiting-anxiously (for) him with-reference-to salvation.

 

* It seems to me that we should not mistake the Torah for the Word of God, whom was, of course, fully operational alongside the Torah (“The word of Jehovah came...” Ezk. 37:15; Zech. 4:8; Jer.2:1). Yeshua, in the form of The Word, gave Moses the Torah (instructions).  Along with this thinking, I often see the superiority of The Word in operation in the scriptures. As we read and re-read the Bible, I am often seeing/hearing the scriptures testify that the Living Word is what gives the Good News/Gospel its primacy. That the testimony of the scriptures provides a “guideline” (parameters) for knowing what to look for in regards to the Living Word is important. So while the Torah (part of the scriptures) guide us -for now- to the Living Word, we may understand in that sense that the Torah is subservient to the Word of God. I don’t want to talk in circles here, but I don’t want to be high-minded. There was/is a Glory to the Old Covenant, although alongside the New Covenant it pales to a spiritual darkness. A friend, now with the Lord, once wrote that the Law of the New Covenant is the Spirit. So in that thinking, I can see how perhaps the Law of the Old Covenant, i.e. the Torah, might need a “cleansing” in the Light of the New Covenant Law, i.e. the Spirit of YHVH. My thinking is that we should be careful here, but not stagnant. My thinking is that I’m mostly stagnant in my thinking. Onward from that which I cannot wrap my head around: What a Wonder is our Savior, Messiah Yeshua!

 

The Red Heifer

 

Numbers 19:1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 

2 This is the statute of the law which Jehovah hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke. 

3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, and he shall bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face: 

 

vs 2 "statute" - from the Hebrew word חֻקַּת chukat or chuqqat (variances in the way the koof        (קַּ) is transliterated), which is derived from חֻקָּה chuqqah (Strong's H2708).

 

" the law" is from הַתֹּורָה hatorat, which is a form of  (the) Torah, תּוֹרָה towrah.

 

As shown elsewhere on this page, a statute - chukat - is a decree that doesn't make sense to man.  God said do it, so the Jews were to obey.

 

The red heifer is sacrifice outside the camp - outside the temple - and was without spot or blemish.  Note also the red heifer was never under the yoke.

 

Num 19:6 and the priest shall take cedar-wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.  

The red heifer as burned along with cedar, hyssop and scarlet.  

 

These ashes were mixed with water and sprinkled on a person that was unclean by reason of contact with a dead person - or even a bone of a man.  Interestingly, those that came in contact with the red heifer at any time in this process were deemed unclean.  Yet the thing that made them unclean was used to clean those that had become unclean (vs 7-13). And so, "and God said" (chukat!), and so they obeyed.

 

This statute also effected the stranger (גָּר ger) that sojourned with Israel (vs 10).

 

The Red Heifer is a type/shadow of Jesus Christ:

Heb 13:12 "On-this-account Jesus also, in-order-that he-might-make-holy the people through his-own blood, he-suffered without the gate."

To read about how the red heifer was a type (shadow) of Jesus, read the following article by John Parsons:

Yeshua our Red Heifer

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Parashah/Summaries/Chukat/Red_Cow/red_cow.html

 

 

 

Num 20:1-13 ASV - 1 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there. 2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. 3 And the people strove with Moses, and spake, saying, Would that we had died when our brethren died before Jehovah! 4 And why have ye brought the assembly of Jehovah into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our beasts? 5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink. 6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tent of meeting, and fell upon their faces: and the glory of Jehovah appeared unto them. 7 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, 8 Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes, that it give forth its water; and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock; so thou shalt give the congregation and their cattle drink. 9 And Moses took the rod from before Jehovah, as he commanded him. 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; shall we bring you forth water out of this rock? 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and smote the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their cattle. 12 And Jehovah said unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed not in me, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them. 13 These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with Jehovah, and he was sanctified in them.

 

That Rock was Messiah (1Cor.10:4).  Moses was told to speak to the Rock, yet he spoke against the Rock ("shall we bring...") and struck the rock twice.  For this, Moses and Aaron were not allowed into the promised land. Moses was eventually allowed into the land, as he was seen on the Mount of Transformation with Elijah. So then Elijah has come...

 

Matthew 17:1 And after six days the Jesus is-taking-along-with-himself the Peter and James and John his brother, and he-is-bringing them up into (a) high mountain privately.
v2 And he-was-transformed in-front of-them, and his face shown as the sun, but his garments-(himation) became white as the light;
v3 And behold, Moses and Elijah were-seen by-them speaking-together with him.
v4 But the Peter having-answered said to-the Jesus, Lord, it-is fine (for) us to-be here. If you-are-willing let-us-make here three booths; one for-you, and one for-Moses, and one for-Elijah.
v5 Yet (as) he (was) speaking, behold, (a) cloud full-of-light overshadowed them: and behold, (a) voice out-of the cloud, saying,
This is my son, namely-the-(one) cherished, with whom I-thought-well: YOU-be-hearing of-him.

Shema Israel: Yeshua (salvation).   Moses (Sinai law) and Elijah (the Prophets) are removed out of sight...at least for now...
v6 And the disciples having-heard fell upon their face, and they-feared extremely.
v7 And the Jesus having-come-near he-handled of-them, and said, YOU-be-raised, and YOU-be not fearing.
v8 But having-elevated their eyes
they-saw no one unless the Jesus alone.
v9 And (as) they (were) descending from the mountain the Jesus commanded to-them, saying, Might-YOU-say to-no-one the vision, till of-which the son of-the MAN might-stand-again out-of dead-(ones).
v10 And his disciples questioned him, saying, Why therefore are the scribes saying that it-is-essential (for) Elijah to-come first?
v11 But the Jesus having-answered said to-them, On-the-one-hand Elijah is-coming first and he-will-restore all-(things).
v12 On-the-other-hand I-am-saying to-YOU that Elijah already came
, and they-came not-to-know him-thoroughly, BUT they-did with him as-many-(things)-as they-willed. Thus also the son of-the MAN is-being-about to-be-suffering by them.
v13 Then the disciples perceived that he-said to-them concerning John the Baptist.


"Elijah is-coming first and he-will-restore all-(things)" - This hasn't happened yet, but it will.  When Elijah restores all things, then IF he restores a Tabernacle or Temple service - that will be ok for those Jews that need those things.

 

 

Numbers 21:5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, and there is no water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
6 And Jehovah sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
7 And the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, because we have spoken against Jehovah, and against thee; pray unto Jehovah, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
:8 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a standard: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he seeth it, shall live.
9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it upon the standard: and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked unto the serpent of brass, he lived.

 

 

1 Corinthians 10:1 For I-am not being-willing (for) YOU to-be-being ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all went-through the sea,
v2 And they all baptized-themselves with-reference-to the Moses in the cloud and in the sea,
v3 And they all ate the same spiritual food,
v4 And they all drank the same spiritual drink; for they-were-drinking out-of (a) spiritual rock following, but
the rock was the Messiah.
v5 BUT with the many-more of-them the God thought not well; for they-were-spread-down in the wilderness.
v6 But these-things became our patterns, with-reference-to us, not to-be desirers of-bad-things, according-as also-those desired.
v7 Neither YOU-be-becoming idolaters, according-as some of-them; as it-has-been-and-is-still-written: The people caused-to-be-seated to-eat and to-drink, also stood-again to-be-playing.
v8 Nor let-us-be-committing-prostitution, according-as some of-them committed-prostitution and they-fell, in-one day, twenty three thousands.
v9 Nor let-us-be-tempting the Messiah, according-as some of-them tried, and destroyed-themselves by the serpents.
v10 Nor be-YOU-murmuring, even-as some of-them murmured, and they-destroyed-themselves by the decimator.
v11 But all these-things, (as) patterns, were happening to-those, but it-was-written toward admonition of-us, with-reference-to whom the finishes of-the ages has-arrived.
v12 So-that let the (one) seeming to-have-stood-and-still-be-standing be-looking (that) he-might not fall.
v13 Trial has not taken-and-is-still not taking YOU if not (a) human (one); but the God (is) trustworthy, who will not allow YOU to-be-tried above what YOU-are-being-able, BUT he-will-make with the trial also the outcome (for) YOU to-be-being-able to undergo (it).
v14 For-which-very-reason, my cherished (ones), YOU-be-fleeing from the idolatry.
v15 As to-prudent-(ones) I-am-saying; YOU yourselves judge what I-am-stating.

 

John 3:1 But there-was (a) MAN out-of the Pharisees, (his) name Nicodemus, (a) ruler of-the Jews;
v2 This (one) came to the Jesus of-night, and said to-him, Rabbi, we-are-knowing-absolutely that you-have-come-and-still-are (a) teacher from God, for no-one is-being-able to-be-doing these signs which you yourself-are-doing unless the God might-be with him.
v3 The Jesus answered and said to-him, Amen amen I-am-saying to-you, Unless someone might-be-
begotten from-above, he-is not being-able to-see the kingdom of-the God.
v4 The Nicodemus is-saying to-him, How is (a) MAN being-able to-be-born being (an) aged-man? Is-he-being-able to-go-in (a) second (time) into the belly of-his mother and to-be-born?
v5 The Jesus answered, Amen amen I-am-saying to-you, Unless someone might-be-born out-of water and Spirit he-is not being-able to-go-in into the kingdom of-the God.

So would this be a physical water? No, but rather the water of separation from the "ashes" of the "red heifer" (Jesus). (?)

Numbers 19:16 And whosoever in the open field toucheth one that is slain with a sword, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
17 And for the unclean they shall take of the ashes of the burning of the sin-offering; and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:
18 and a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched the bone, or the slain, or the dead, or the grave:

19 and the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify him; and he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.
20
But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of Jehovah: the water for impurity hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.
21 And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them: and he that sprinkleth the water for impurity shall wash his clothes, and he that toucheth the water for impurity shall be unclean until even.

 

Remember, these things were patterns and shadows for our instruction...

 

 Psalm51

vs1For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David; when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 

vs2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. 

 

 

New Testament/Covenant believers *:

*Are "sprinkled with clean water"

As outlined (click here) in Parashat Shoftim, Jesus baptizes (sprinkles) believers in the clean water and blood that comes our of Him via the Holy Spirit.  Remember that when he was crucified he shed BOTH blood and water...

 

Isaiah 52:15 so shall he sprinkle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they understand.

 Hebrews 10:22 Let-us-be-going-to (God) with (an) authentic heart in certainty of-trust, (having) the hearts having-been-sprinkled-and-still-sprinkled from (an) evil conscience and (having) the body having-been-and-still-bathed with-clean water;

 

 

 

Israel will also be sprinkled with clean water, at the compete finish of the age, when all of Jeremiah 31 and Hebrews 8 are completely fulfilled:

Ezekiel  36:23 And I will sanctify my great name, which hath been profaned among the nations, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the nations shall know that I am Jehovah, saith the Lord Jehovah, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
 24 For I will take you from among the nations, and gather you out of all the countries, and will bring you into your own land.
 25 And
I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
 26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away
the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.
 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep mine ordinances, and do them.
 28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

 

And so all Israel shall be saved. 

Romans 11:26 And thus all Israel will-be-saved, according-as it-has-been-and-still-is-written: The (one) delivering will-be-present out-of Sion, he-will-turn-back impiety from Jacob. (c.f. Isa.59.20)
v27 And this (is) the covenant from me to-them, at-the-time-that I-might-remove-for-myself their sins.
v28 On-the-one-hand enemies according-to the good-news because-of YOU, on-the-other-hand cherished (ones) according-to the choice because-of the fathers;
v29 For the bestowed-favors and the calling of-the God (are) unregrettable.
v30 For as-altogether YOU yourselves at-one-time disobeyed the God, but now YOU-had-mercy-bestowed in-the disobedience of-these.
v31 Thus these also now disobeyed in-order-that by your mercy they themselves also might now have-mercy-bestowed.
v32 For the God shut-together all the (ones) with-reference-to disobedience in-order-that he-might-have-mercy (on) all the (ones).
v33 O depth of-God's riches and wisdom and knowledge; as unsearchable his sentences and untraceable his ways.
v34 For who came-to-know (the) mind of Jehovah? Or who became his fellow-counselor?
v35 Or who gave-before to-him, and it-will-be-repaid to-him?
v36 Because out-of him and through him and with-reference-to him (are) the all-things; to-him (be) the glory with-reference-to the ages:

Amen.

 


Continuing at John 3:6 The (thing) having-been-born out-of the flesh is flesh; and the (thing) having-been-born out-of the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 8:2

"For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus

 made me free from

 the law of the sin and of-the death."


John 3:7 Might-you not marvel that I-said to-you, It-is-essential you to-be-born from-above.
v8 The Spirit is-blowing where-in-which he-is-willing, and
his voice you-are-hearing, BUT you-are not knowing-absolutely from-whence he-is-coming and where he-is-withdrawing: thus is every-(one) the (one) having-been-born out-of the Spirit.
v9 Nicodemus answered and said to-him, How (are) these-(things) being-able to-come-to-pass?
v10 The Jesus answered and said to-him, You yourself-are the teacher of-the Israeli, and are-you not coming-to-know these-(things)?
v11 Amen, amen I-am-saying to-you, That what we-are-knowing-absolutely we-are-speaking, and what we-have-seen-and-still-see we-are-bearing-witness; and YOU-are not taking our witness.
v12 If I-said the earthly-(things) to-YOU, and YOU-are not trusting, how if I-might-say to-YOU the-(things) in-the-heavenlies will-YOU-trust?
v13 And not-one has-ascended-and-is-still-ascended into the heaven unless the (one) having-descended out-of the heaven, the son of-the MAN the (one) being in the heaven.
v14 And according-as Moses raised-to-a-height the serpent in the wilderness, thus it-is-essential the son of-the MAN to-be-raised-to-a-height,
v15 In-order-that every-(one) the (one) trusting with-reference-to him might not perish, BUT he-might-be-having life eternal.

v16 For thus the God cherished the world so-that he-gave his son, namely-the only-begotten, in-order-that every-(one) the (one) trusting with-reference-to him might not perish, BUT he-might-be-having life eternal.
v17 For the God dispatched not his son into the world in-order-that he-might-be-judging the world, BUT in-order-that the world might-be-saved through him.
v18 The (one) trusting with-reference-to him is not being-judged; but the (one) not trusting already has-been-and-is-still-judged, because he-has not trusted and still-does-(not)-trust with-reference-to the name of-the only-begotten son of-the God.
v19 But this is the judgement, that the light has-come-and-is-still into the world, and the MEN cherished the darkness rather than the light; for the works of-them (were) evil.
v20 For every-(one) practising the worthless-(things) is-hating the light, and he-is not coming to the light, in-order-that his works might not be-reproved;
v21
But the (one) doing the truth is-coming to the light, in-order-that his works might-be-manifested that (they-are) having-been-worked in God.

 

John 6:29  The Jesus answered and said to-them, This is the work of-the God, in-order-that you-might-trust with-reference-to whom that (one) dispatched.

 

Yes, our trust in Jesus is the work of God  (Jn.6:29), trust comes through hearing and hearing through the saying of God/Messiah (Jn.10:30; Rom.10:17), so we study to show ourselves approved unto God (2 Tim.2:15). Yes, and yet we don't get high-minded, but understand - and trust -that God will do as he has said. Another way of looking at this is to understand that even our trust is the work of God, that is, God's work is manifest in our trust.  Even our trust isn't really our own work...God deserves all the credit.

 


John 3:22 After these-(things) the Jesus came and his disciples into the land (of) Judea; and he-was-staying there with them and he-was-baptizing.
v23 But John was also baptizing in Aenon near the Salim, because many waters (were) there; and they-were-coming-to-be-alongside and they-were-being-baptized.
v24 For the John was not-yet having-been-cast into the guard-house.
v25 Therefore (a) debate came-to-be out-of the disciples of-John with Jews concerning cleansing.
v26 And they-came to the John and said to-him, Rabbi, (one)-who was with you across the Jordan, to-whom you yourself-have-borne-witness-and-still-bear-witness, note this (one) is-baptizing, and all are-coming to him.
v27 John answered and said, (A) MAN is not being-able to-be-taking not-one-(thing) unless it-might-be having-been-given to-him out-of the heaven.
v28 YOU yourselves are-yourselves-bearing-witness to-me that I-said, I myself-am not the Messiah, BUT that I-am having-been-dispatched in-front of-that (one).

 

A very important verse to understand:
v29 The (one) having the bride is bridegroom; but the friend of-the bridegroom, the (one) having-stood-and-still-standing and hearing of-him, he-is-rejoicing with-joy because-of the voice of-the bridegroom, this therefore the joy namely-mine is-having-been-and-is-still fulfilled.

Therefore understand that the "friend of-the bridegroom" is not the bride.

See:  Bride Pride - A Great Mystery


John 3:30  It-is-essential that (one) to-be-growing, but me to-be-being-made-less.
v31 The-(one) coming from-above is above all. The (one) being out-of the earth is out-of the earth, and he-is-speaking out-of the earth. The (one) coming out-of the heaven is above all,
v32 And what he-has-seen-and-still-sees and he-heard this he-is-bearing-witness-(of); and no-one is-taking his witness.
v33 The (one) having-taken of-him the witness he-sealed that the God is true.
v34 For whom the God dispatched is-speaking the sayings of-the God; for not out-of measure the God is-giving the Spirit.
v35 The Father is-cherishing the son, and he-has-given-and-still-is-giving all-(things) in his hand.
v36 The (one) trusting with-reference-to the son is-having life eternal; but the (one) disobeying to-the son will not see life, BUT the wrath of-the God is-remaining on him.


Hebrews 9
v1 On-the-one-hand therefore the first (covenant) was-having both the worldly holy-place and just-acts of-service.

Review Hebrews ch 8 and:

 One Just Act allows our "just-acts" - δικαίωμα  dikaioma


Hebrews 9:2  For (a) booth was-constructed, the first, in which (were) both the lampstand and the table and the plan of-the loaves, one-(booth)-which is-being-said, Holy-place;
v3 But after the second veil (a) booth, the (one) being-said Holies of-Holies,
v4 Having (a) censer made-of-gold and the ark of-the covenant having-been-covered-and-still-covered-around on-all-sides with-gold-objects in which (was) (a) jar made-of-gold having the manna and Aaron's rod, namely-the (one) having-sprouted and the flat-tablets of-the covenant,
v5 But over-above it cherubim of-glory shadowing-down-on the propitiatory; concerning of-which (things) it-is not, according-to (each) part, to-be-saying (things) now.

Review:  "redemption-back" - ἀπολυτρώσεως -apolutroseos- and "propitatory" -ἱλαστήριον -hilasterion-

 


Hebrews 9:6  But of-these (things) thus having-been-and-still-constructed on-the-one-hand with-reference-to the first tabernacle the priests are-entering through all (time) accomplishing the services,
v7 But into the second (booth) the chief-priest alone, once of-the year, not separate-from blood, which he-is-offering in-behalf-of himself and of-the faults-of-ignorance of-the people,
v8 The Holy Spirit making-evident this,
the way of-the holy (ones) not-yet to-have-been-manifested (while) of-the first tabernacle still [having] standing,
v9 One-which (is a) parable with-reference-to the season namely-the (one) having-stood-in-and-still-standing-in, according-to which both gifts and sacrifices are-being-offered not being-able, according-to conscience to-make the (one) serving perfect,
v10 Only on foods and drinks and diverse baptisms-of-things,
just-acts of-flesh lying (on them) as-far-as (a) season thoroughly-straight.
v11 But Messiah having-come-to-be-alongside chief-priest of-the future good-things, through the greater and more-perfect tabernacle not made-by-hand, this is not of-this creation,
v12 Nor through blood of-he-goats and of-calves, but through (his) own blood he-went-in all-at-once into the holy-places, having-found eternal redemption.
v13 For if
the blood of-he-goats and of-bulls and ashes of-a-heifer sprinkling the (ones) having-been-and-still-defiled is-making-holy to the cleanness of-the flesh,
v14 By-how-much more will
the blood of-the Messiah, who through (the) eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to-the God, cleanse your conscience from dead works with-reference-to-be-serving (the) living God?
v15 And because-of this
he-is mediator of-a-new-quality covenant, in-which-case a-death (is) having-come-to-pass with-reference-to redemption-back of-the transgressions on the first covenant, the (ones) having-been-and-still-being-called might take the promise of-the eternal inheritance.

Note: some clarification added for "redemption-back" vs. "redeemed", in that Gentile Christians were never under the law, and thus would not be "redeemed" from transgressions on the law.  However, Gentile Christians are redeemed by the same Just Act of Jesus:

1Corinthians 1:30  But out-of him YOU yourselves-are in Messiah Jesus, who became wisdom to-us from God, both righteousness and holiness and redemption.

IN this we see that it was certainly possible for Gentles, who were "outside" the law, to sin.  This agrees with scripture, which says that knowledge of God (and thus right and wrong) have always been available to all mankind:

Romans 1:16 For I-am not ashamed-of the good-news; for it-is (the) power of-God with-reference-to salvation to-everyone trusting, both to-Jew first and to-Greek.
v17 For justice of-God is-being-uncovered from heaven in it out-of trust with-reference-to trust, according-as it-has-been-and-still-is-written: But the just (one) will-himself-live out-of trust.
v18 For wrath of-God is-being-uncovered on all impiety and unrighteousness of-MEN, the (ones) holding-fast the truth in unrighteousness,
v19 For-the-reason-that the-thing known of-the God is manifest among them; for the God manifested (it) to-them.
v20 For the invisible-things of-him from creation of (a) world being-understood by-the things-made (are)-being-seen-clearly, both his constant power and divinity, with-reference-to their being without-defense,

 

 "Redemption-back" may primarily refer to THE  redemption-back of Israel to their status at Mt. Sinai before the sin of the golden calf.

See this word on "redemption-back"


cont. Hebrews 9:16 For where-in-which (there-is-a) covenant, (it-is) (a) necessity (a) death to-be-being-brought from-the (one) having-himself-covenanted;
v17 For (a) covenant on deads (is) firm, since it-is (not) at-any-time being-strong when the (one) having-himself-covenanted is-living.
v18 Whence neither has
the first (covenant) been-and-still-is-dedicated separate-from blood.
v19 For of-every commandment having-been-spoken according-to
the law by Moses to-all the people, having-taken the blood of-the calves and of-the he-goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, he-sprinkled both the little-book itself and all the people,
v20 Saying: This (is)
the blood of-the covenant which the God commanded to YOU.
v21 He also sprinkled the tabernacle but even all the vessels of-the public-ministry likewise with-the blood.
v22 And according-to the law nearly all-things (are) being-cleansed in blood, and separate-from shedding-of-blood forgiveness is not coming-to-pass.
v23 On-the-one-hand therefore (a) necessity the copies of-the (things) in the heavens to-be-being-cleansed with-these, on-the-other-hand the (things) themselves in-(the)-heavenlies with-better sacrifices beside these.
v24
For the Messiah went not in into holy (places) made-by-hands, patterns-in-turn of-the authentic (things), BUT into the heaven itself, now to-be-revealed to-the face of-the God in-behalf-of us;
v25 But-not in-order-that he-might-be-offering himself often, as-altogether the chief-priest is-going-in into the holy (places) according-to (each) year in blood belonging-to-another,
v26 Since it-was-essential he suffer often from casting-down of (the) world; but at-this-instant, once he-has-been-and-still-is-manifested upon complete-finish of-the ages with-reference-to (a) disregarding of-the sin through his sacrifice.
v27 And according-to as-much-as it-is-being-laid-away for-the MEN once to-die-off but after this, (a) judgement,
v28
Thus also the Messiah, once having-been-offered with-reference-to bring(ing)-up sins of-many, out-of (a) second (time) he-will-be-seen separate-from sin by-the (ones) waiting-anxiously (for) him with-reference-to salvation.
 

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Yeshua (Jesus) has fulfilled the reality of what the Red Heifer shadow sacrifice represented.  Christians do not require a red heifer to be purified or to purify the sanctuary or temple.  Christians do not need a third temple:

 

Romans 7:1 Or are-YOU-being-ignorant, brothers, for I-am-speaking to-(ones)-coming-to-know law, that the law is-exercising-lordship of-the MAN on as-long time as he-is-living?

 v2 For the woman under-a-husband has-been-and-is-still-bound by-law to-the living husband; but if the husband might-die-off, she-has-been-and-is still-rendered-inactive from the law of-the husband.

 v3 So therefore, while the husband (is) living, she-will-be-termed (an) adulteress if she-might-become to-(a)-different man; but if the husband might-die-off, she-is free from the law, she (will) not be (an) adulteress having-become to-(a)-different man.

BUT: if she goes back to the first law of the husband, she IS committing adultery.  Note the new husband is a "different" man from the first husband.

 

 v4 So-that, my brothers, YOU yourselves also were-put-to-death to-the law through the body of-the Messiah, with-reference-to YOU to-become to-(a)-different (one), to-the (one) having-been-raised out-of dead (ones), in-order-that we-might-bring-forth-fruit to-the God.

 

Where do you bring your fruit?  To the shadow alter of Sinai?

1 Corinthians 10:18 YOU-be-looking-at the Israeli according-to flesh; are not the (ones) eating the sacrifices partners of-the altar?

Or to the alter of the God?

Hebrews 13:10 We-are-having (an) altar out-of which the (ones) serving to-the tabernacle are not having authority to-eat.

 

1 Corinthians 3:16 "Are YOU not knowing absolutely that YOU are the sanctuary of the God, and the spirit of God is dwelling in YOU?

 

The First Love is Jesus-YHVH, who died for us so that we are free from the bondage/law of sin and death.

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

 

 

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~June 20-21, 2014; June 19-20, 2015; July 8-9, 2016; June 23-24, 2017; June 15-16, 2018~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Parashat Korach

"Korah"
Torah portion:
Numbers  16:1 - 18:32

Haftarah portion:

1 Samuel 11:14 - 12:24
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Romans 13:1-7

We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.  

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The Big Kehunnah

 

After God's sudden judgment on Korah, Dathan and Abiram (Num.16:31), the 250 men that offered incense (Num. 16:35) the congregation of Israel (Num.16:47), the congregation of Israel were "all undone" concerning drawing near to the Tabernacle of Jehovah.  Jehovah then dictates that indeed only Aaron's house would minister in the Tabernacle, and that the Levites would minister to Aaron's house. What a contrast to the relationship with YHVH that he provides in his New Covenant!  Compare the New Covenant HOPE in Jesus! Now the sanctuary of the God is in (among) the believers (1Cor.3:16). That veil was rent (Matt.27:51). NOW New Testament believers have access to the Holy of Holies (Heb.10:19-20). NOW we are priests in God's kingdom (Rev1:6)

 

Revelation 1:6 "And he-made us (a) kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to-him the glory and the might with-reference-to the ages of-the ages: Amen."

And this can be read/undrstood as "he made us kingdom priests" also, as the Greek text does not have punctuation (e.g. commas). This is the Melchi-zedek priesthood (Heb. ch7&8).

And that is The Big Kehunnah.

 

Yet these things that occurred to Israel under the Old Covenant & Law are patterns for our learning, so we don't get high-minded of our state of grace verses the Jew's bondage to the law.  They will (future) have more fullness than us.  Perhaps a "pattern" to keep in mind is Korah's high-mindedness.  Gentile Christians should accept their "place" among the trusting remnant of Israel with hopeful joy...Romans ch.11.

 

Numbers 17:12 And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we perish, we are undone, we are all undone.
13 Every one that cometh near, that cometh near unto the tabernacle of Jehovah, dieth: shall we perish all of us?


Num 18:1 And Jehovah said unto Aaron, Thou and thy sons and thy fathers' house with thee shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary; and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.

Note: "priesthood" is from the Hebrew word, כְּהֻנָּה kĕhunnah (Strongs H3550).


2 And thy brethren also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou near with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee shall be before the tent of the testimony.
3 And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the Tent: only they shall not come nigh unto the vessels of the sanctuary and unto the altar, that they die not, neither they, nor ye.
4 And they shall be joined unto thee, and keep the charge of the tent of meeting, for all the service of the Tent: and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you.
5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar; that there be wrath no more upon the children of Israel.
6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they are a gift, given unto Jehovah, to do the service of the tent of meeting.
7 And thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priesthood for everything of the altar, and for that within the veil; and ye shall serve: I give you the priesthood as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Note "stranger" in 18:4&7 is the same Hebrew word as in Nu.16:40;   זוּר tzur, (Strongs H2114).  While it can have the meaning of "stranger" as in of another nation, verse 40 shows that these "strangers" were members of the tribes of Israel including those of the tribe of Levi that were not of the seed of Aaron:

Numbers 16:35 And fire came forth from Jehovah, and devoured the two hundred and fifty men that offered the incense.
36 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are holy,
38 even the censers of these sinners against their own lives; and let them be made beaten plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before Jehovah; therefore they are holy; and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel.
39 And Eleazar the priest took the brazen censers, which they that were burnt had offered; and they beat them out for a covering of the altar,
40 to be a memorial unto the children of Israel, to the end that no stranger, that is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to burn incense before Jehovah; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as Jehovah spake unto him by Moses.

Korah then, was a stranger to God.
Note that while Moses is NOT of the seed of Aaron, he IS still allowed in the presence of YHVH, and in fact YHVH speaks directly to Moses. Moses prophesied that Jesus would be a prophet like him (like Moses)(Deut.18:15).  Therefore likewise, through the rent veil - Jesus' flesh, those trusting in him have access to the holy of holies not made by hands (Matt. 27:51; Heb. 9:11,24; Heb.10:19-20).  This occurs without the Levitical service and/or Aaronic priesthood (Heb.5:6).  This priesthood "after the order of Melchizedek", with Jesus as our High Priest (Heb.7:11-17),  really is the Big Kehunna...

 

 

Romans 13:1  Let every soul be-subjecting-himself to-superior authorities.  For there-is not authority unless from God, but the authorities being, are having-been-and-still-are-assigned by the God.

"the authorities" - - the present authorities in Rome.

v2 So-that the (one) arraying-himself-against the authority has-withstood-and-still-is-withstanding to-the order of-the God; but the (ones) having-withstood-and-still-withstanding will-take (a) sentence to-themselves.

Note the perfect tenses.

v3 For the rulers are not (a) fear to-the good work BUT to-the bad. But are-you-willing to-be not fearing the authority? You-be-doing the good-thing and you-will-have laudation out-of it;

Note: "the authority" is singular. Satan's authority was unified under Rome, the 6th world power.

v4 For he-is (a) minister of-God to-you with-reference-to the good-(thing). But if you-might-be-doing the bad-(thing), of-fear; for he-is not wearing the dagger at-random; for he-is (a) minister of-God, (an) avenger with-reference-to wrath to-the (one) practising the bad-(thing).

"He" = Caesar. This was before Rome's persecution of Christians.  Note in Acts 25:8-12 that Paul preferred to be judged by the Romans: he was afraid of the Jews! - At this time the Roman government was - not perfect or Godly, but -more honest than the Sanhedren!

v5 On-this-account (it-is-a) necessity to-be-subjecting oneself, not only because-of the wrath BUT also because-of the conscience.

v6 For because-of this YOU-are also finishing tributes; for they-are public-ministers of-God enduring-steadfastly with-reference-to this-thing itself.

v7 YOU-give-back  the  obligations  to-all,  to-the (one) (owed) the tribute (give) the tribute, to-the (one) (owed) the tax (give) the tax, to-the (one) (owed) the fear (give) the fear, to-the (one) (owed) the honor (give the honor.

"YOU", plural; the people Paul was writing to.

v8  YOU-be being-indebted to-no-one (for) not-one-thing, unless to-be-cherishing one-another; for the (one) cherishing the different (one) has-and-is-still-fulfilling law.

v9 For the,  you-shall not commit-adultery, you-shall not murder, you-shall not steal, you-shall not bear-false-witness, you-shall not desire, and if any different commandment, it-is-being-summed-up in this the word, in the (word) you-shall-cherish your neighbor as yourself.

"you-shall not commit-adultery" - remember, as this is to Roman Christians, it is speaking primarily of spiritual adultery (Romans 7:1-6.  Remember how Jesus changed these commandments; "no murder" to "no anger", etc., and Paul (Holy Spirit) is confirming the Word of Jesus here with ", it-is-being-summed-up in this the word, in the (word) you-shall-cherish your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 5:21-22; Mark 12:29,30; 1John 3:22-23).

 

v10 The charity is not working bad for-the neighbor; therefore the charity (is) fulness of-law.

v11 And (do) this, knowing-absolutely the season, that (an) hour (is) already, (for) us to-be-raised out-of slumber:  for now our salvation (is) nearer than when we-trusted.

v12 The night progressed, but the day has-drawn-near-and-is-still-near.  Therefore let-us-place-off-for-ourselves the works of-the darkness, but let-us-clothe-ourselves-in the weapons of-the light.

v13 As in day let-us-walk-around decently, not in revells and drunkennesses, not in-conjugal-beds and wantonnesses, not in-quarrel(ing) and jealousy;

v14 BUT YOU-clothe-yourselves-in the Lord Jesus Messiah, and YOU-be not making-for-yourselves provision of-the flesh with-reference-to desires.

 

This was written to Romans in Rome. Note the perfect tenses.  Remember Satan's authority over the inhabited-earth (see Babylon and or Apologetics 23 Satan goes Underground by R.H. Mount).

Luke 2:1  "But it-came-to-pass in those days (a) decree went-out from Caesar Augustus, all the inhabited-earth to-be-being-registered;"

"Inhabited-earth" is from the Greek word οἰκουμένην oikoumenē (pronunciation: oi-kü-me'-nā) , (Strong's G3625)..  Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Vol.5, p.159:  "There is within the NT no disputing of the political οἰκουμένην understanding of the Roman Empire, not even in Rev."

 

click to read: Excerpt from Ralph Mount's course "To Romans", pp172-175. (PDF):  "I conclude this passage applies to Rome, power #6, and is not a general instruction."

 

It would not make sense to be told on the one hand to come out from Babylon (Roman Catholic Church, (Rev.18:4; Prov.6:24, 2Cor.6:17), and on the other hand to call Hitler a minister of God.  So we use some God-given common sense here.  Then, as now, we should pay our taxes or we face civil penalties. (Aside: Remember! In the USA, We the People rule constitutionally. ha!  But really, this fits within the Laodicea church period...Laodicea has the meanings "people's opinions", "people's rights", or "people's judgment."  See Apologetics 25,pp 16).  Yes, much general instruction may be gleaned from Rom.13 by the entire assembly (body of Messiah); however, it was written to Roman Christians. 

Romans 1:1 Paul (a) slave of-Messiah Jesus, (a) called apostle having-been-and-still-severed with-reference-to good-news of-God.

v2 Which [good-news] he-promised-before through his prophets in (the) holy scriptures

v3 Concerning his son namely-the (one) having-become out-of seed of-David according-to flesh,

v4 Namely-the (one) having-been-appointed Son of-God in power according-to spirit of-holy-quality out-of (a) resurrection of-dead-ones, Jesus Messiah our Lord.

v5 Through whom we-took favor and apostleship with-reference-to obedience of-trust among all the Gentiles in-behalf-of his name,

v6 Among whom YOU yourselves are also called (ones) of-Jesus Messiah.

1:7 To-all the cherished of-God being in Rome, called holy (ones); favor to-YOU and peace from God our Father and Jehovah Jesus Messiah.

v8 First on-the-one-hand I-am-giving-thanks to my God through Jesus Messiah concerning YOU all, because YOUR trust is-being-proclaimed in the total world.

Note that the trust of the Romans in Rome, which was in the inhabited earth (oikoumenē), was being proclaimed even further to "the total world"  (ὅλῳ holo - total) (κόσμῳ kosmo - world).  Different Greek words given by the Holy Spirit and thus different meanings.

How Big Kehunnah?

To-all the cherished of-God called holy (ones),

 favor to-YOU and peace from God our Father and Jehovah Jesus Messiah.

 


Korah had a position within the Levitical priestood, but he blew it.  Note we are only told that Korah and his troop "perished from among the assembly"...they went alive to sheol (Num.16:33).   Yet there is even hope in the Big Kehunnah - Jesus Christ's priesthood, for at the resurrection, even others will look on him whom they pierced and mourn/repent.  The 250 men were consumed by fire from YHVH (16:35), in which they might be see as a sacrifice as seen with other sacrifices from time to time in the O.T. As Christians, we consider a coming refining fire an act of lovingkindness by YHVH, so why not here also?

 

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~June 13-14,2014; June 12-13, 2015; July 1-2, 2016; June 16-17, 2017; June 8-9, 2018~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Parashat Shelach Lekha

"send for yourself"
Torah portion:
Numbers 13:1 - 15:41

Haftarah portion:

Joshua 2:1-24
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Hebrews 3:7 - 4:1

We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so. 

 Hebrews chapters 3 & 4 sure seem to fit well this week.

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Again, "Come as you are called!" is heard this week. First consider the distinction between "the children of Israel" and "the stranger that sojouneth with you" in the Numbers passage.  

 

Numbers 15:1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you,

 

Num 15:13 All that are home-born shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah.

There are no "home-born" until they are in the land - unless the "home" refers to ethnic Israel.
14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever may be among you throughout your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah; as ye do, so he shall do.

So then, in the land of Israel, there is a distinction between the "home-born" and "the stranger that sojourneth with you". The stranger doesn't become Jewish. Note the further separate distinct group: "whosoever may be among you", which may better point to the proselyte to Judaism.
15 For the assembly [
קָּהָל  qahal], there shall be one statute for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you, a statute for ever throughout your generations: as ye are, so shall the sojourner be before Jehovah.

Is this saying that the sojourner is to be like the Jews, or is it saying that the sojourner will be before Jehovah also?  Gesenius' Lexicon says of qahal - "the assembly"; "especially the congregation of the people of Israel". 
16 One law and one ordinance shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.

 

The "stranger" that sojourns with the Children of Israel CANNOT be at the same time called "the Children of Israel".  These two groups remain distinct.  In today's Rabbinical Judaism, IF you "convert" to Judaism, you are a Jew; you are then one of "the Children of Israel".  Therefore IF the stranger that sojourns with Israel is the same as a proselyte to Judaism, then the conversion process has changed.  Rahab is continually called a harlot in scripture. Was she?  IF she converted to Judaism, why wouldn't she be called Rahab the convert from Jericho?  That it is a reference to a certain event is understood.  However, in Numbers 15 the distinction between "the children of Israel" and "the stranger that sojourneth with you" lacks a need to be a point of reference but rather shows that both Jews and Gentiles were obligated to obey God's laws and statutes - "When ye are come into the land". A key point is that the Gentile did not become a Jew in order to serve Jehovah.

 Note especially that the Jew was required to keep the law, whereas the Gentile, IF he desired to keep the law, was required to keep it as prescribed to the Jew.  The Gentile, while never under the law, has had a form of God's grace available that allowed his participation. Restated: the stranger in Israel IS NOT REQUIRED to keep the law unless he is convicted to serve Jehovah through this manner; the Jew IS REQUIRED to keep the law, whether he is convicted to do so or not.

 

 Further, vs14 adds " if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever may be among you". This latter group is distinct* from the sojourning stranger and is also allowed to serve Jehovah...so even if the case is made that the sojourning stranger had to convert to the then new "Judaism", you also have a group distinguished from them by "or whosoever may be among you".  It is important to understand that what God had set up was not "Judaism" (the religion of the Jews), but rather God's theocracy.

* Even a careful look at the Greek LXX's use of "ἐν ", in: where here translations inconsistently use both "in" and "among", and surrounding context, appear to show the "stranger" and "whosoever" to be separate groups.  Perhaps the distinction is seen in that the Gentile sojourning stranger is not considered to be counted in/among the "generations" of Israel as they are not home-born, whereas the proselyte that is home born, is considered to be among Israel's generations.(?) 2016 note: Another distinction to consider: Romans 11:17 where the Gentile believer is grafted in among Israel, along with the consideration that out sacrifice now is offered with our lips -- i.e. a thanksgiving/ thank-offering.  This offering is accepted by YHVH from the Gentile trusting in YHVH Yeshua/Jesus that is among (in spirit) Israel.  The New Covenant supersedes the Old.

 

IF the Jews are to be a light to the gentiles, the gentiles have to remain "as they were called" i.e. gentiles, in order for that light to shine. These things were for a pattern (Heb.3:11), and in like manner in the New Covenant, Jewish believers remain Jews and Gentile believers remain Gentiles, as "sharers of (an) in heavenly calling":  "Today if YOU-might-hear of his voice, Might-YOU not be-hardening your hearts as in the provocation according-to the day of-the trial in the wilderness... ...As I-swore in my wrath: If they-will-come-into my rest."

 

Hebrews 3
v1 Whence, holy brothers, sharers of-(an)-in-heavenly calling, YOU-take-note-of the apostle and chief-priest of-our confession, Jesus,
v2 Being trustworthy to-the (one) having-made him, as also Moses among his total household.
v3 For this (one) has-been-and-is-still-thought-worthy of-much-more glory beside Moses according-to as-much-as the (one) having-constructed it, is-having much-more honor (than) the home.
v4 For every home is-being-constructed by someone, but the (one) having-constructed all (things) (is) God.
v5 And Moses on-the-one-hand, trustworthy among his total household, as (an) attendant with-reference-to (a) witness of-the (things) to-be-spoken-in-the-future,
v6 Messiah on-the-other-hand as Son (over) [on] his household; of-whom we ourselves are (the) household, if we-might-hold-fast the boldness-of-speech and the boast of-the hope firm as-far-as (the) finish.
v7 On-this-account, according-as the Holy Spirit is saying: Today if YOU-might-hear of his voice,
v8 Might-YOU not be-hardening your hearts as in the provocation according-to the day of-the trial in the wilderness,

v9 The-place-where YOUR fathers tried in a-proving and they-saw my works forty years.
v10 On-this-account I-was-disgusted-with this generation and I said: Invariably they-are-being-led-astray in the heart; but they themselves come not to-know my ways,
v11 As I-swore in my wrath: If they-will-come-into my rest.
v12 You-be-looking (out), brothers, lest-at-any-time (an) evil heart of-unbelief will-be in someone of-YOU in the depart(ing) from (a) living God,
v13 BUT YOU-be-entreating yourselves according-to each day, until of-which it-is-being-called the today, in-order-that someone out-of YOU might not be-hardened by-deceit of-the sin;

v14 For we-have-become-and-still-are sharers of-the Messiah, if-altogether we-might-hold-fast the beginning of-the reality firm as-far-as (the) finish.
v15 In the being-said: Today if of his voice YOU-might-hear, YOU-harden not your hearts as in the provocation.
v16 For some having-heard, they-provoked; BUT not all the (ones) having-come out-of Egypt through Moses.

Does this show that the Gentiles that came out of Egypt with Israel were NOT under the Law of Moses?


v17 But with-whom was-he-disgusted forty years? (Was it) NOT with-the (ones) having-sinned, of-whom the carcasses fell in the wilderness?

God was primarily "disgusted" with the Children of Israel, not the Gentiles that were among them.
v18 But to-whom swore-he (that they would) not go into his rest if not to-the (ones) having-disobeyed?
v19 And we-are-looking-at (the fact) that they-were not able to-go-in because-of unbelief.

Hebrews 4
v1 Let-us-fear therefore lest-at-any-time of-a-promise being-left-behind (to us) to-go-in into his rest someone out-of YOU might-seem to-have-been-and-still-be-lacking.
v2 For we also are (ones) having-been-brought-and-still-being-brought-good-news even-as also-those; BUT the word of-the report profited not those not having-been-and-still-mingled-together with the trust in-the (ones) having-heard.
v3 For we, the (ones) having-trusted, are-going-in into the rest, according-as he-has-said-and-still-says: As I-swore in my wrath; if they-will-go-in into my rest; and-yet of-the works having-been-come-to-pass from casting-down of-(a)-world.

We rest from the works of the law that came about because of sin - because our sins are forgiven and removed by trust in the "just act" of Jesus, his sacrifice, his blood shed for us on the cross.
v4 For somewhere he-has-said-and-still-says concerning the seventh (day) thus: And the God rested in the day namely the seventh from all his works;
v5 And in this (place) again: If they-will-go-in into my rest.
v6 Since therefore it-is-being-left-behind (for) some to-go-in into it, and the (ones) formerly having-been-brought-good-news went not in because-of disobedience,

Their lack of trust equates to lawlessness.
v7 Again he-is-appointing (a) certain day, today, saying in David after this-much time, according-as he-has-said-before-and-still-says: Today if of his voice YOU-might-hear, might YOU-not harden your hearts.
v8 For if Joshua rested them, he-was not speaking concerning another day after these (things).
v9 So a-resting-as-on-the-Sabbath is-being-left behind for-the people of-the God.
v10 For the (one) having-gone-in into his rest he himself also rested from his works, as-altogether the God from his own.
v11 Let-us-be-diligent therefore to-go-in into that rest, in-order-that some-one might not fall in the same copy of-the disobedience.
v12 For the word of-the God (is) living and operational and more-cutting above every two-edged dagger and penetrating unto partition of-soul and of-spirit, and both of-joints and of-marrows, and able-to-judge of-meditations and of-conclusions of-a-heart;
v13 And no creation is unseen in his sight, but all (things) (are) naked and having-been-and-still-(are)-laid-prostrate to his eyes; with whom the word (came) to-us.
v14 Having therefore (a) great chief-priest having-gone-through-and-still-through the heavens, Jesus the Son of-the God, let-us-be-retaining of-the confession.
v15 For we-are not having (a) chief-priest not being-able to-suffer-together with our weaknesses, but having-been-and-still-tried according-to all (things) according-to similarity (to-us) separate-from sin.
v16 Let-us therefore be-going-near with boldness-of-speech to-the throne of-the favor in-order-that we-might-take mercy and we-might-find favor with-reference-to seasonable help.

 

Much more to cover here, but for now considering again God's great love in his grace in Rahab's trust. 

Jump to:  Rahab was not Torah Observant.

 Heb.11:31 says the harlot (that is, non Torah Observant) Rahab perished not  -because she trusted - here, her "work" is simply defined as her trust, although James adds that her actions reflected her trust.  If she was following Torah she wouldn't have had strange men in her home (Josh. 2:1, Exd. 34:15,16), right?  But the physical works out of trust that are applied as what justified her (Joshua 6:17) could only come about because strange men were in her home.  Rahab's justification has nothing to do with obeying 613 commandments....

 

[understand that Rahab was NOT UNDER THE LAW, so when she lied (Joshua 2) she did not break a commandment.  In Joshua 1 YHVH commands Israel to observe and do his commandments.  Then in Joshua ch2 Rahab lies.  Her lie was not a "work" of the Mosaic law, good or bad, as she was not under the Sinai covenant.  For that matter her prostitution was not forbidden as she was a gentile, not under the law. Rahab knew, that is trusted, YHVH was the true God (Josh.2:9) and also professed that (Josh.2:11) and her works (hiding/protecting Joshua's servants(Ja.2:25) ) were based on that trust, not on any covenantal law..in fact, Rahab's good work of trust was to lie! (Josh.2:4,5). 

...wherein we understand better that there is ONE just/righteous, Jesus Christ (1Jn2:1,2 --> Ro.3:19-26)]

You may make the connection between Joshua and Jesus, Rahab and the N.T. Assembly @ hebrew4christians.com

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Parashah/Summaries/Shelach_Lekha/Joshua/joshua.html

 

 

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June 8, 2014 is Shavuot/Pentecost

Shavuot/Pentecost

In 2015, Shavuot occurs on Sunday, May 24.

In 2016, Shavuot occurs on  Sunday, June 12.

In 2017, Shavuot occurs on Sunday, June 4.

In 2018, Shavuot occurs on Sunday, May 19

 

 

How to Avoid the Messiah  

https://old.levitt.com/newsletters/1995-07

by Zola Levitt

"The only 'days of rest' between the Feasts are the weekly Sabbaths/Saturdays."

 

 

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 Rabbinical Judaism denies the Father and the Son.

There are many anti-messiahs, yet they ("unsaved" Jews) are God's special case and therefore beloved enemies of the Gospel.  They will have their Revelation of Jesus Christ in the near future.  Never-the-less, we that trust in Jesus are not to follow Rabbinical Judaism.

 

There are many anti-messiahs...

1 John 2:18 Children it-is last hour, and according-as YOU-heard that antichrist is-coming, even now many antichrists have-come-to-pass-and-still-are; whence we-are-coming-to-know that it is (the) last hour.

v19 They-went-out out-of us, BUT they-were not out-of us; for if they-were out-of us, they-would-have-been-remaining with us; BUT in-order-that they-might-be-manifested that all are not out-of us.
v20 And YOU yourselves are-having (a) consecration from the holy (one) and YOU-are-knowing-absolutely all (persons).
v21 I-wrote to-YOU not because YOU-are not knowing-absolutely the truth, BUT because YOU-are-knowing it absolutely, and because every lie is not out-of the truth.
v22 Who is the liar if not the (one) denying that Jesus is the Messiah? The antichrist is this (one), the (one) denying the Father and the son.
v23 Every (one) denying the son neither is-hating the Father; the (one) confessing the son also is-having the Father.

THE Anti-Christ/Messiah is Satan.  But Satan has turned many in Judaism away from God, just as he has in the New Covenant assemblies. If someone follows the leading astray of Satan, they may be anti-messiah, but not THE Anti-Messiah: they are not Satan.

As God has given them this blindness it is evident that they are not really predestined to always be "anti-messiah", because YHVH's lovingkindness, or mercy, endures forever.  Thus in YHVH's lovingkindness, perhaps it is not fitting to call them "anti-messiah", as they are blinded by God to this truth.  On another hand, Jehovah's Witnesses, for instance, may be destined to always be antichrists.

 

...Never-the-less, we are not to follow Rabbinical Judaism...

Don't lose your First Love (Jesus):
v24 (That) which YOU yourselves-heard from (the) beginning, let-it-be-remaining in YOU. if (that) which YOU-heard from (the) beginning might-remain in YOU, YOU yourselves will also remain in the son and in the Father.
v25 And this is the promise which he himself-promised to-us, the life namely-the eternal (life).
v26 These-things I-wrote to-YOU concerning the (ones) leading YOU astray.

 

...yet they are God's special case...

Romans 11:1 I-am-saying therefore, (has) the God pushed-away-from-himself his people?  (No!)  May-it-not-come-to-pass; for I myself also am (an) Israelite, out-of seed of-Abraham, of-(the)-tribe of-Benjamin.

v2 The God (has) not pushed-away-from-himself his people whom he-came-to-know-before. Or are-YOU not knowing-absolutely what the scripture is-saying in (the history of) Elias, as he-is-interceding With-the God down-upon the Israeli?

 

v7 What then? What Israel is-seeking-after, this it-attained not, but the choice attained; but the others were-petrified,

v8 Even-as it-has-been-and-is-still-written:  The God gave to-them (a) spirit of-compunction, eyes not to-be-looking and ears not to-be-hearing, till of-the today day.

v9 And David is-saying:  Let their table become into (a) snare and into (a) hunting and into (an) entrapment and into (a) repayment for-them,

v10 Let their eyes be-made-dark (so as) not to-be-looking, and you-bend-completely their back through every-(thing).

v11 I-am-saying therefore, (Have) they-slipped in-order-that they-might-fall? (No!) May-it not come-to-pass; BUT by-their offence the salvation to-the Gentiles, with-reference-to to-provoke them to-jealousy.

v12 But if their offence (is) riches of-(a)-world and their inferiority (is) riches of-nations, in-how-much more their fulness.

They WILL have MORE fulness than Gentile Christians! How is that possible?!?  It doesn't matter: "And God Said." - so we don't boast.


...
and therefore beloved enemies of the Gospel...

Romans 11:28 On-the-one-hand enemies according-to the good-news because-of YOU, on-the-other-hand cherished (ones) according-to the choice because-of the fathers;

 

...They will have their Revelation of Jesus Christ in the near future...

Romans 11:25 For I-am not willing (for) YOU to-be-being-ignorant brothers, (of) this mystery, in-order that YOU-might not be prudent in yourselves, that petrifaction has-come-to-pass-and-still-is from part to-the Israeli, until of-which (time) the fulness of-the Gentiles might-come-in,

v26 And thus all Israel will-be-saved, according-as it-has-been-and-still-is-written:  The (one) delivering will-be-present out-of Sion, he-will-turn-back impiety from Jacob. (Isaiah 59:20, Zechariah 3:9)

 

Hebrews 10:15 But the Holy Spirit also is-witnessing to-us; for after to-have-said-before-and-still-saying;
v16 This (is) the covenant which I-myself-shall-covenant with them after those days, Jehovah is saying: Giving my laws on their hearts, and on their intellects I-shall-inscribe them,
v17 And of-their sins and their lawlessnesses I-shall by-no-means still be-mindful.

 

 

 

...Never-the-less, we believers in Messiah Yeshua/Jesus are not to follow Rabbinical Judaism...

Titus 1:5 For-sake-of this I-left you behind in Crete, in-order-that you-might-straighten-very-thoroughly-for-yourself the-things being-wanting, and you-might-establish elders according-to city, as I myself-ordered you,
v6 If someone is unreprovable, husband of-one woman, having trustworthy children, not in accusation of-dissipation or insubordination.
v7 For it-is-essential the overseer to-be unreprovable as administrator-of-the-household of-God, not self-willed, not wrathful, not addicted-to-wine, not one-ready-with-a-blow, not fond-of-shameful-gain,
v8 BUT loving-stranger, loving-good, of-sound-mind, just, hallowed, self-controlling,
v9 Holding-up the trustworthy word according-to the doctrine, in-order-that he-might-be powerful also to-be-entreating with the teaching, namely-the healthy, and to-be-reproving the (ones) contradicting.
v10 For there-are many insubordinate, aimless-talkers, and mental-deceivers, especially the (ones) out-of the circumcision,
v11 Whom it-is-essential to-be-stopping-the-mouths-of, they-who are-subverting total households, teaching which-things it-is not essential, for-the-sake-of shameful gain.
v12 Someone out-of them, their own prophet, said: Cretans (are) invariably liars, bad beasts, idle wombs.
v13 This witness is true. Because-of which reason you-be severely reproving them, in-order-that they-might-be-being-healthy in the trust,

v14 Not paying-attention to-Jewish legends and commandments of-MEN turning-back-for-themselves from the truth.

 

2 Timothy 4:3 For (a) season will-be when they-will not tolerate the healthy teaching, BUT according-to their-own desires they-will-heap-on to-themselves teachers having-themselves the hearing itching,
4 And on-the-one-hand they-will-turn-back the hearing from the truth, on-the-other-hand they-will-be-diverted upon the legends.

 

...we can love our neighbor as ourselves without becoming entrapped in their blindness...

Hebrews 10:24 And let-us-be-taking-note-of one-another with-reference-to (an) irritation of-charity and of-fine works,

"not abandoning completely"
v25 Not abandoning the leading-together-completely of-ourselves, according-as custom with-certain-ones, BUT comforting, and by-this-much more for-as-long-as YOU-are-looking-to the day drawing-near.

...Never-the-less, we are not to follow Rabbinical Judaism...
v26 For of our sinning voluntarily after (we) took the thorough-knowledge of-the truth, no-more (a) sacrifice concerning sins is-being-left-behind,
v27 But certain fearful long-waiting-for of-judgement and zeal of-future fire to-be-eating the (ones) set-over-against.
v28 Some-one having-disregarded (a) law of-Moses, upon two or three witnesses if-dying-off separate-from pities;
v29 To-how-much of-worse vengeance are-YOU-thinking will-he-be-thought worthy, the (one) having-trodden-down the Son of-the God and having-considered the blood of-the covenant, in which he-was-made-holy, common, and having-insulted-within the Spirit of-the favor?
v30 For we-are-knowing-absolutely the (one) having-said: To-me an-avenging, I myself will-repay; and again: Jehovah will-judge his people.
v31 (A) fearful (thing) to-fall-into hands of-(a)-living God.
v32 But YOU-yourselves-be-being-mindful-again (of) the former days, in which having-been-enlightened YOU-persevered much contest of-sufferings,
v33 This on-the-one-hand, (ones) being-made-spectacles both with-reproaches and in-tribulations; this on-the-other-hand, having-become partners of-the (ones) thus turning-themselves-about.
v34 For YOU also suffered-together with-the prisoners, and YOU-welcomed the seizing of YOUR goods with joy, coming-to-know yourselves to-be-having (a) better and remaining existence.
v35 Might-YOU not be-casting-off therefore YOUR boldness-of-speech, one-which is-having great compensation.
v36 For YOU-are-having need of-perseverance in-order-that having-done the will of-the God YOU-might-obtain-for-yourselves the promise.
v37 For still (a) little moment, the (one) coming will-be-present and he-will not linger,
v38 But my just (one) will-himself-live out-of trust, and if he-himself-might-shrink-back, my soul is not thinking-well in him.
v39 But we ourselves are not of-shrinking-back with-reference-to destruction, BUT of-trust with-reference-to possession of-soul.
 

Revelation 2:4  BUT I-am-holding down-upon you that you-let-go your first charity.

"First charity": this has been taught that the first New Covenant assembly, Ephesus, had stopped studying Torah.  And that may be true, but with all the related warnings to the first Christian assembly, as in Jude, consider also that this primarily speaks that they were falling back into the legends/legalism.

 

Jude v3 Cherished (ones), while-making all diligence to-be-writing to-YOU concerning our common salvation, I-had necessity to-write to-YOU entreating (you) to-be-contending for-the trust having-been-given-over once to-the holy-ones.

...There are many anti-messiahs...
v4 For certain MEN crept-in-alongside, the (ones) having-been-written-before long-ago and-still-written with-reference-to this sentence, impious (ones), transferring the favor of our God into wantonness and denying the only Despot and our Lord Jesus Messiah.
(1Jn.2:22)
v5 But I-am-purposing to-put YOU in-mind, once knowing-absolutely all-(things), that Jehovah having saved (a) people out-of land of-Egypt the second (place) he-destroyed the (ones) not having-trusted,


 

 

The First Love is Jesus-YHVH, who died for us so that we are free from the bondage/law of sin and death.

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

 

For these scriptural reasons we shouldn't follow Rabbinical teachings that are contrary to scripture...

We don't "save" Rabbinical Jews" by any means -Jesus Saves.  So we don't practice Rabbinical Judaism in order to make our trust in Messiah Jesus seem more accessible to them; this is vanity, as it is "Jesus Saves".  Yet there is a place for this "graciousness" on the part of a New Testament Believer:

Romans 10:12  For (there) is not strict-order both of-Jew and of Greek.  For the same Jehovah of-all, being-rich with-reference-to all the (ones) calling-on him;

v13 For every (one) whosoever might-call-on the name of-Jehovah will-be-saved.

v14 How therefore might-they-call-on (one) with-reference-to whom they-trusted not? But how will-they-trust of-whom they-heard not? But how will-they-hear separate-from (one) preaching?

v15 But how might-they-preach if they-might not be-dispatched?  Even-as it-has-been-and-is-still-written:  As beautiful the feet of-the (ones) bringing-good-news-(of) good-things.

 

However, MUCH MUCH care must be taken not to fall into vanity of the pit of despair of anti-messiah.  Many Christians don't know enough scripture to be strong enough to entertain today's "Messianic Judaism" without falling under the law.  Even if YOU are strong enough, are those believers in your wake strong enough?

 

1 Corinthians 10:22 Or are-we-provoking the Lord to-jealousy? Are-we stronger (ones) (than) he?

 

Again, it is necessary for the Jew to hear/shema the Gospel;  but it has to be the Gospel Truth, and not a mixed up gospel:

Jump to: (A) little leaven is leavening the whole lump - Gal.5:9

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/Torah-Torah.htm#(A)_little_leaven_is-leavening_the_total_lump

 

Be Holy. Just speak the truth - Jesus Saves - and God will give the increase according to his will.

1 Corinthians 1:17 For Messiah dispatched me not to-be-baptizing BUT to-be-bringing-good-news, not in wisdom of-word, in-order-that the cross of-the Messiah might not be-emptied.
v18 For the word, namely-the (one) of-the cross on-the-one-hand is to-the (ones) perishing stupidity, on-the-other-hand to-us, to-the (ones) being-saved it-is (the) power of-God.

 

Yes, our trust in Jesus is the work of God  (Jn.6:29), trust comes through hearing and hearing through the saying of God/Messiah (Jn.10:30; Rom.10:17), so we study to show ourselves approved unto God (2 Tim.2:15). Yes, and yet we don't get high-minded, but understand - and trust -that God will do as he has said.

Be Holy. Just speak the truth - Jesus Saves - and God will give the increase according to His will.
 

HENCE:

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Jump to: Firstfruit is always on a Sunday, Pentecost is always on a Sunday

 

Concerning these things - counting days from Firstfruit till Pentecost - we began the day after the only Sabbath following Passover, which was the weekly Sabbath.

 

Note there is NO FEAST SABBATH, only the WEEKLY 7th DAY SABBATH

 

shema:

 The Day Christ Died

by R.H.Mount

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/MOUNT/THE-DAY-CHRIST-DIED.pdf

I found this study helpful in that 1) it shows that in the Bible, Sabbaths are never called feasts and feasts are never called Sabbaths, 2) it distinguishes “Shabbahth” and “Shabbahthohn” and "kodesh mikrah" ("holy convocation"), and 3) explains that "3 days and 3 nights" is a Jewish idiom.   The author makes an interesting statement at the bottom of page 22.

 

- There are weightier issues than dates to discuss. -

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Parashat Beha'alotekha

"When you set up"
Torah portion:
Numbers 8:1 - 12:16

Haftarah portion:

Zechariah 2:10 - 4:7
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

1 Corinthians 10:6-13

Revelation 11:1-19

We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so. 

 

In 1 Corinthians, we are admonished not to be spiritual idolaters or spiritual prostitutes.

 

1 Corinthians 10:1 For I-am not being-willing (for) YOU to-be-being ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all went-through the sea,
v2 And they all baptized-themselves with-reference-to the Moses in the cloud and in the sea,
v3 And they all ate the same spiritual food,
v4 And they all drank the same spiritual drink; for they-were-drinking out-of (a) spiritual rock following, but the rock was the Messiah.
v5 BUT with the many-more of-them the God thought not well; for they-were-spread-down in the wilderness.
v6 But these-things became our patterns, with-reference-to us, not to-be desirers of-bad-things, according-as also-those desired.
v7 Neither YOU-be-becoming idolaters, according-as some of-them; as it-has-been-and-is-still-written: The people caused-to-be-seated to-eat and to-drink, also stood-again to-be-playing.
v8 Nor let-us-be-committing-prostitution, according-as some of-them committed-prostitution and they-fell, in-one day, twenty three thousands.
v9 Nor let-us-be-tempting the Messiah, according-as some of-them tried, and destroyed-themselves by the serpents.
v10 Nor be-YOU-murmuring, even-as some of-them murmured, and they-destroyed-themselves by the decimator.
v11 But all these-things, (as) patterns, were happening to-those, but it-was-written toward admonition of-us, with-reference-to whom the finishes of-the ages has-arrived.
v12 So-that let the (one) seeming to-have-stood-and-still-be-standing be-looking (that) he-might not fall.
v13 Trial has not taken-and-is-still not taking YOU if not (a) human (one); but the God (is) trustworthy, who will not allow YOU to-be-tried above what YOU-are-being-able, BUT he-will-make with the trial also the outcome (for) YOU to-be-being-able to undergo (it).
v14 For-which-very-reason, my cherished (ones), YOU-be-fleeing from the idolatry.
v15 As to-prudent-(ones) I-am-saying; YOU yourselves judge what I-am-stating.
v16 The cup of-the blessing which we-are-blessing, is-it NOT participation of-the blood of-the Messiah? The bread which we-are-breaking-in-pieces, is-it NOT participation of-the body of-the Messiah?
v17 Because we, the many, are one bread, one body; for we all are-sharing out-of the one bread.
v18 YOU-be-looking-at the Israeli according-to flesh; are not the (ones) eating the sacrifices partners of-the altar?
v19 What therefore am-I-stating? That (an)-idolatrous-sacrifice is something? or that (an) idol is something?
v20 BUT that what (things) the Gentiles are sacrificing, they-are-sacrificing to-demons and not to-God, but I-am not willing YOU to-be-becoming partners of-the demons.
v21 YOU-are not being-able to-be-drinking (a) cup of-Jehovah and (a) cup of-demons; YOU-are not being-able to-be-sharing of-a-table of-Jehovah and of-a-table of-demons.
v22 Or are-we-provoking the Lord to-jealousy? Are-we stronger (ones) (than) he?
v23 All-things are-legitimate, BUT not all-things are-being-advantageous; all-things are-legitimate, BUT not all-things are-building-up.
v24 Let no-one be-seeking the (thing) of-himself BUT each (one) the (thing) of-the different (one).
v25 Everything being-offered-for-sale in (a) meat-market YOU-be-eating, examining not-one-thing because-of the conscience;
v26 For of-the Lord (is) the earth and the fulness of-it.
v27 If someone of-the unbelieving (ones) is-calling YOU and YOU-are-willing to-be-proceeding, YOU-be-eating every thing being-placed-beside YOU, examining not-one-thing because-of the conscience.
v28 But if someone might-say to-YOU; This is (an) idolatrous-sacrifice, YOU-be not eating because-of that (one), the (one) having-disclosed (it) and the conscience;
v29 But I-am-saying conscience NOT the (one) of-himself BUT the (one) of-the different (one). For to-what-end is my freedom being-judged by another conscience?
v30 If I myself am-sharing in-favor, why am-I-being-blasphemed in-behalf-of what I myself-am-giving-thanks?
v31 Whether therefore YOU-are-eating or YOU-are-drinking or anything YOU-are-doing, YOU-be-doing all-things with-reference-to (the) glory of-God.
v32 YOU-be-becoming (ones) not-causing-to-stumble even to-Jews and to-Greeks and to-the assembly of-the God,
v33 According-as I-also (in) all-things am-pleasing all, not seeking the (thing) advantageous of-myself BUT the (thing) of-the many, in-order-that they-might-be-saved.

 

Notice that in 1 Corinthians we have:

* Prophecy is rendered inactive at some time. (13:8)

* Wisdom of God (1:24) vs. wisdom of flesh (1:26)

 * God's Wisdom is spoken in mystery (2:7)

* Spiritual prostitution is forbidden. (6:13,16 ) ~  (10:21,28)

* Physical prostitution is of course also forbidden (and the physical affects the spiritual,  5:1-6  )

* Knowledge of the God as revealed by the Spirit of the God vs  knowledge of mankind as revealed by the spirit of mankind (2:11)

* There are absolutes of knowledge (Οἶδεν) both of the spirit of man and of the Spirit of the God (2:11).

* The spiritually mature, that is the truly prudent, exist (10:15).

* We have the mind of Messiah (2:16) 

 * We have authority to do much (perhaps Christmas fits here) but a greater responsibility to protect the weak members from thinking evil is ok (perhaps Christmas fits here) (8:9).

* There are infants in the assembly (3:1)  They are as fleshy (worldly?) ones (3:1).  Note Paul (by the Holy Spirit) could NOT speak to the "fleshy" and "infants" as spiritual ones.(3:1) They are also prudent (4:10).   Is that ever a paradox?

 

This speaks of things of MANkind, man's spirit, man's wisdom vs. things of God, His Spirit, His Wisdom.  In God's Realm (apparently including 3:16), there are infants and fleshy ones.  That is, in Messiah there are both fleshy and/or infants AND there are spiritually mature ones. We are not to remain as infants in Messiah (3:2 &13:11).  The knowledge is not in all (8:7) and so while all things are ok, not all things are advantageous (6:12), and we are not to trip the weak member by doing something that might mislead them (8:7-11).  (Saturnalia comes to mind.)  We are NOT to unite to THE prostitute (6:16 & see Ro.7:1-4).

 

This is speaking of things regarding believers within the assembly. The Corinthians were doing ok, and even if they were infants in Messiah, even they were prudent enough to trust - and yet, they were not kicking the sinners out of the assembly, and they were participating in these practices (6:14-20).  In this we can see that having association with sin or sinners in the assembly is not what God meant by "all things work out for God's good".

 

  Now regarding how the mature/prudent ones (10:15) interact with those that do not believe - outside the assembly:

1 Corinthians 10:27 "If someone of-the unbelieving (ones) is-calling YOU and YOU-are-willing to-be-proceeding, YOU-be-eating every thing being-placed-beside YOU, examining not-one-thing because-of the conscience."

-Therefore it may be OK to participate in Hanukkah, as the Jews are not believers in Messiah Jesus.    And I think especially so if we make certain emphasis on Jesus as the true Light of the sanctuary, which is in believers.  That is, if we tweak/offend those that reject this truth, it is ok to participate in their Hanukkah celebration, at their request.  (This may or may not speak to celebrating Christmas - it depends on whether or not the one calling you believes in Jesus (in truth) or not.)

 

We understand these verses as referencing pagan gentile sacrifices:

1 Corinthians 10:20 BUT that what (things) the Gentiles are sacrificing, they-are-sacrificing to-demons and not to-God, but I-am not willing YOU to-be-becoming partners of-the demons.

v21 YOU-are not being-able to-be-drinking (a) cup of-Jehovah and (a) cup of-demons; YOU-are not being-able to-be-sharing of-a-table of-Jehovah and of-a-table of-demons.

 

HOWEVER! Here's where the rub begins:

1 Corinthians 10:18 YOU-be-looking-at the Israeli according-to flesh; are not the (ones) eating the sacrifices partners of-the altar?

 

1 Corinthians 10:28 "But if someone might-say to-YOU; This is (an) idolatrous-sacrifice, YOU-be not eating because-of that (one), the (one) having-disclosed (it) and the conscience;"

This isn't saying "if someone thinks" it is an idolatrous sacrifice, but rather "if someone says"....do not eat it.  That removes a lot of liberty that I thought we had.... 

 

To us in the New Covenant with Yahweh Yeshua (Jehovah Jesus), our participation in the Sinai/(Hagar Gal.4:21-31) Covenant  is spiritual adultery (Ro.7:1-4).   Prudent ones KNOW what both spiritual and physical idolatry, leaven, prostitution is.  We KNOW those things don't mean anything because they are false gods.  If we go to the store and buy meat, we can eat it.  IF someone tells us -whether vocally or by a stamp- it is HALAL,  that is, an idolatrous Islamic sacrifice, then we are not to eat it.

 

SO.  If we want to partake for instance, of Hanukkah, we can, UNLESS we have LEARNED that it is MAN's addition (idolatry) to God's commandment [see Hanukkah], wherein which knowledge we KNOW BETTER.  The exact same applies to Christmas.  Contemporarily,  Christmas came from the Roman Catholic Church, and Hanukkah and a mid-week Pentecost came from Rabbinical Judaism.

Note the similarity between spiritual adultery and spiritual prostitution
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Romans 7:1 Or are-YOU-being-ignorant, brothers, for I-am-speaking to-(ones)-coming-to-know law, that the law is-exercising-lordship of-the MAN on as-long time as he-is-living?

 v2 For the woman under-a-husband has-been-and-is-still-bound by-law to-the living husband; but if the husband might-die-off, she-has-been-and-is still-rendered-inactive from the law of-the husband.

 v3 So therefore, while the husband (is) living, she-will-be-termed (an) adulteress if she-might-become to-(a)-different man; but if the husband might-die-off, she-is free from the law, she (will) not be (an) adulteress having-become to-(a)-different man.

BUT: if she goes back to the first law of the husband, she IS committing adultery.  Note the new husband is a "different" man from the first husband.

 

 v4 So-that, my brothers, YOU yourselves also were-put-to-death to-the law through the body of-the Messiah, with-reference-to YOU to-become to-(a)-different (one), to-the (one) having-been-raised out-of dead (ones), in-order-that we-might-bring-forth-fruit to-the God.

 

Where do you bring your fruit?  To the shadow alter of Sinai?

1 Corinthians 10:18 YOU-be-looking-at the Israeli according-to flesh; are not the (ones) eating the sacrifices partners of-the altar?

Or to the alter of the God?

Hebrews 13:10 We-are-having (an) altar out-of which the (ones) serving to-the tabernacle are not having authority to-eat.

 

1 Corinthians 3:16 "Are YOU not knowing absolutely that YOU are the sanctuary of the God, and the spirit of God is dwelling in YOU?

 

The First Love is Jesus-YHVH, who died for us so that we are free from the bondage/law of sin and death.

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

 

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Revelation 11:1 And (a) reed like to-(a)-rod was-given to-me, saying: You-be-arising and you-measure the sanctuary of-the God and the altar and the (ones) worshipping in it.
v2 And the court namely-the (one) outside of-the sanctuary you-cast-out outside and you-might not measure it, because it-was-given to-the Gentiles, and the city namely-the holy (one) they-will-tread forty two months.
v3 And I-shall-give to-my two witnesses, and they-will-prophesy (a) thousand two-hundred sixty days having-been-and-still-cast-around (with) sackcloths.
v4 These having-stood-and-still-standing are the two olive-trees and the two lampstands namely-the (ones) in-sight of-the Lord of-the earth.
v5 And if someone is-willing to-do-harm-to them, fire is-proceeding-out out-of their mouths and it-is-devouring their enemies; and if someone might-will to-do-harm-to them, thus it-is-essential (for) him to-be-killed.
v6 These are-having the authority to-shut the heaven, in-order-that it-might not be-raining (a) heavy-shower the days of-their prophecy, and they-are-having authority over the waters to-be-turning them into blood and to-smite the earth with every blow as-often-as if they-might-will.
v7 And at-the-time-that they-might-finish their witness, the beast namely-the (one) ascending out-of the abyss will-make war with them and he-will-have-victory-over them and he-will-kill them.
v8 And their corpses (will-be) on-the square of-the city namely-the great (one), which is-being-called spiritually Sodom and Egypt, where-in-which also their Lord was-crucified.

"spiritually Sodom and Egypt" - so then this place is NOT the sanctuary of the God.


v9 And they out-of the peoples and tribes and languages and nations will-look-at their corpses three and (a) half days, and they-will-not-let their corpses to-be-put into sepulchres.
v10 And the (ones) residing on the earth will-rejoice over them and they-will-be-made-merry, and they-will-send gifts to-one-another, because these, the two prophets, tormented the (ones) residing on the earth.
v11 And after the three days and (a) half (the), Spirit of-life out-of the God went-in in them, and they-stood on their feet, and great fear fell on the (ones) observing them.
v12 And they-heard (a) great voice out-of the heaven saying to-them: You-ascend here; and they ascended into the heaven in the cloud, and their enemies observed them.
v13 And in that hour (a) great earthquake came-to-pass, and the tenth of-the city fell, and seven thousands names of-MEN were-killed in the earthquake, and the others became (ones) afraid and they-gave glory to-the God of-the heaven.
v14 The woe namely-the second went-away; behold, the woe namely-the third is-coming speedily.
v15 And the seventh angel sounded-a-trumpet; and great voices came-to-pass in the heaven, saying: The kingdom of-the world became of-our Lord and of-his Messiah, and he-will-be-king with-reference-to the ages of-the ages.
v16 And the twenty four elders, namely-the (ones) sitting in-sight of-the God on their thrones, fell on their faces and they-worshiped the God,
v17 Saying: We-are-giving-thanks to-you, Lord the God the Almighty, the (one) being and the (one who) was, because you-have-taken-and-still-have your power namely-the great and you-(became)-King;
v18 And the Gentiles were-made-wroth, and your wrath came and the season of-the dead to-be-judged and to-give the reward to-your slaves namely-the prophets and to-the holy (ones) and to-the (ones) fearing your name, the little (ones) and the great (ones), and to-corrupt-through the (ones) corrupting-through the earth.
v19 And the sanctuary of-the God namely-the (one) in the heaven was-opened, and the ark of-his covenant was-seen in-his sanctuary, and there-came-to-pass lightnings and voices and thunders and (an) earthquake and (a) great hall.
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June 6, 2015

Num 9:6-14 concerns Pesach Sheni
 

Zechariah 3 concerns Jesus, the true Light of the naos/sanctuary.

 

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~May 30-31, 2014; May 1-2, 2015; June 17-18, 2016; June 2-3, 2017; May 25-26, 2018~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Parashat Naso

"take"  or  "lift up"
Torah portion:
Numbers 4:21 - 7:89

Haftarah portion:

Judges 13:2-25
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Acts 21:17-26
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so. 

This week we read Acts ch 21 through 23 to better understand the events that transpired.

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May 31

YHVH (Yeshua/Jesus) is the law giver.  He can do whatever he wants.

Acts 21:6 But it-came-to-pass to-me, proceeding and drawing-near to-the Damascus, around mid-day unexpectedly out-of the heaven (a) considerable light to-flash-around about me,
v7 And-additionally I-fell [in]to the ground and I-heard (a) voice-saying to-me: Saul, Saul why are-you-persecuting me?
v8 But I myself-answered: Who are-you Lord? And-additionally he-said to me: I myself-am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you yourself-are-persecuting.


"I myself-am" - ἐγώ εἰμι ego emi - the same thing Jesus told Moses when he appeared to him.

 

And again this manifestation of the 2nd personality of the triune Godhead is seen in the Haftarah portion where Manoah and his wife recognized the Angel of YHVH as YHVH himself:

Judges 13:17 And Manoah said unto the angel of Jehovah, What is thy name, that, when thy words come to pass, we may do thee honor?
18 And the angel of Jehovah said unto him, Wherefore askest thou after my name, seeing it is wonderful?
[פֶֽלִאי] (Strong's H6383, an adjective derived from H6381)

This seems that it could literally read "my name is wonderful".  Were it not for the vowels, which were added about 900A.D., the spelling is the same:

Isaiah 9:6 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 called Wonderful [פֶּלֶא], Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

This [פֶּלֶא] (Strongs H6382) is a masculine noun derived from פָּלָא (H6381).

H6381, פָּלָא is a verb.  Really, this Hebrew word seems to have the same meanings through verb, adjective and noun contexts.  This sounds like something Jesus would say to his disciples: "Why do you ask after my name? It is Wonderful."


19 So Manoah took the kid with the meal-offering, and offered it upon the rock unto Jehovah: and the angel did wondrously
[וּמַפְלִא], and Manoah and his wife looked on.
20 For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of Jehovah ascended in the flame of the altar: and Manoah and his wife looked on; and they fell on their faces to the ground.
21 But the angel of Jehovah did no more appear to Manoah or to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was the angel of Jehovah.
22 And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.
23 But his wife said unto him, If Jehovah were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt-offering and a meal-offering at our hand, neither would he have showed us all these things, nor would at this time have told such things as these.

 

 

And again in Numbers 7:89 when Moses entered the Tent of meeting he heard the Voice of YHVH speaking to him. The next verse, Numbers 8:1 immediately connects "YHVH" to the "Voice", and also compare the LXX which has  την φωνήν κυρίου λαλούντος - literally "the voice Yahweh speaking".  We may see the Voice speaking as the Word of YHVH, = Jesus;

John 1:1 The Word was in (the) beginning, and the Word was with the God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14  And the Word came-to-be flesh, and he-tabernacled among us, and we-beheld his glory, glory as of-(an) only-begotten from (the) Father full of-favor and truth.

 

Num 7:89 And when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with him, then he heard the Voice [אֶת־הַקֹּול] speaking [מִדַּבֵּר] unto him from above the mercy-seat that was upon the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim: and he spake unto him.

 

 By Law, only Aaron and his sons could go into the sanctuary of the Tabernacle.

Numbers 4:19 but thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden;
20 but they shall not go in to see the sanctuary even for a moment, lest they die.

 

Note that Moses entered the tabernacle outside - or above - the Sinai law, which action normally carried the death penalty.  Consider that this place he entered was the Tent of Meeting, the Tabernacle, the  אֹהֶל 'ohel  מוֹעֵד mow`ed.  Consider that  מוֹעֵד mow`ed  also  is understood to mean "appointed place, appointed time, meeting, sacred season, set feast, appointed season, appointed sign or signal"; yet Moses was "outside" all those appointed times and things!  So just after the dedication of the alter of the tabernacle, Moses is seen in relationship to YHVH outside the law (the law of Moses!!!), while the law is in effect.  "Lord have Mercy!"

 In this Parashah, Moses, Manoah and his wife, and Paul all saw YHVH and did not die;  this breaks with Torah observance (Sinai law) but these circumstances were of course, as Manoah's wife points out, obviously what God wanted.

 

 And indeed this Parashah shows proof of that hope in and of His mercy! In Messiah we also have access to the throne of grace outside the Law of Moses but within the Law of Messiah.

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

 

 

 

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May 30 w/edits

Paul's Nazarite Vow

Whatever it takes, even if that means Torah Observance

"I-am-doing all-things because-of the good-news"

In regards to Paul's "Nazarite vow" (Acts 21:22-26), what Paul said about what he did must be considered to understand what he was doing.  Sadly, this "vow taking" by Paul is often used in the "Messianic" assembly as a proof text of the necessity of Torah (Sinai) observance in Christian life, which is a teaching error, as it is contrary to what Paul -as moved by the Holy Spirit- said  he was doing:

 

1 Corinthians 9:16 For if I-might-be-bringing-good-news, it-is not (a) boast for-me; for necessity is-being-laid-on to-me; for woe it-is to-me if I-might not be-bringing-good-news.

v17 For if willingly I-am-practising this, I-am-having reward; but if unwillingly, I-have-been-and-still-am-trusted administration-of-the-household.

v18 What therefore is my reward?  In-order-that bringing-good-news I-might-place the good-news without-expense, with-reference-to not to-use-fully my authority in the good-news.

 

v19 For being free out-of all (men) I-enslaved myself to-all (men), in-order-that I-might-gain the many-more;

 

v20 And I-became to-the Jews as (a) Jew, in-order-that I-might-gain Jews; to-the (ones) under law as under law, not being myself under law, in-order-that I-might-gain the (ones) under law;

 

v21 To-the (ones) without-law as without-law, not being without-law of-God BUT within-law of-Messiah, in-order-that I-might-gain the (ones) without-law;

 

v22 I-became weak to-the weak, in-order-that, I-might-gain the weak; I-have-become-and-still-am all-things to-the all, in-order-that in-any-event I-might-save some.

v23 But I-am-doing all-things because-of the good-news, in-order-that I-might-become (a) fellow-partner of-it.

 

Note - Paul said his Hebrew roots were "refuse" and a "disadvantage" to him knowing Messiah Yeshua/Jesus.  

Philippians 3:5  In-circumcision eight-days-old, out-of race of-Israel, of-tribe of-Benjamin, Hebrew out-of Hebrews, according-to law (a) Pharisee,
v6 According-to zeal pursuing the assembly, according-to justice, the (justice) in (the) law having-become faultless.
v7 BUT things-which were to-me gains, these-things I-have-considered-and-still-consider (a) disadvantage on-account-of the Messiah.
v8 BUT yea-therefore I-am also considering all (things) to-be (a) disadvantage on-account-of the holding-above of-the knowledge of-Messiah Jesus my Lord, on-account-of whom I-was-disadvantaged (by) all the (things), and I-am-considering (them) refuse[s] in-order-that I-might-gain Messiah
 

Therefore we may understand that Paul's Nazarite vow, i.e. his Torah Observance, was at this time in his life  - now life in Messiah - a "show" to help him bring the Gospel message to the Jews. 

 

Gentile Christians, of course, are not in any case required to be "Torah Observant":

Acts 15:19 On-this-account I myself-am-judging not to-be-harassing the (ones) from the Gentiles turning-around on the God,
v20 BUT to-send-an-epistle to-them to-be-holding-off-for-themselves of-the contaminations of-the idols and of-the prostitution and (a)-thing-strangled and of-the blood.

 

A statement of appeasement to the Jews:
v21 For Moses out-of ancient generations is-having according-to (a) city the (ones) preaching him, being-read in the synagogues according-to every Sabbath.


v22 Then it-seemed (best) to-the apostles and to-the elders together-with the total assembly to-send men having-been-chosen-by-themselves out-of them into Antioch together-with the Paul and Barnabas, Judas the (one) being-called Barsabbas and Silas, men being-governors among the brothers,
v23 Having-written through their hand:

The apostles and the elder brothers to-the brothers namely-the (ones) out-of nations according-to the Antioch and Syria and Cilicia to-be-rejoicing.
v24 Since-indeed we-heard that some out-of us disturbed YOU by-words unsettling YOUR souls to-whom we-did not give-strict-order,
v25 It-seemed (best) to-us having-become with-one-accord, to-send men having-been-chosen-by-our-selves to YOU together-with our cherished Barnabas and Paul.
v26 Men having-given-over-and-still-giving-over their souls in-behalf-of the name of-our Lord Jesus Messiah.
v27 We-have-dispatched-and-are-dispatching therefore Judas and Silas, and they through word are-reporting the same-things.
v28 For it-seemed (best) to-the Spirit namely-the Holy and to-us to-ourselves-be-placing-upon YOU not-one much-more weight with-the-exception of-these of-compulsion,
v29 To-be-holding-off-for-yourselves of-idolatrous-sacrifices and of-blood and of-(things)-strangled and of-prostitution; maintaining yourselves out-of which-things YOU-will-practise well.
Farewell.

 

 

So anyway, Paul takes, or at least initiates a Nazarite (?) vow.  It almost gets him killed.

 

Paul was warned:

Acts 21:10 But (as) we (were) continuing many-more days (a) certain prophet, Agabus by-name, came-down from the Judea,
v11 And having-come to us and having-lifted-up the belt of-the Paul, having-bound of-himself the feet and the hands said: These-things the Spirit namely-the Holy is-saying: Thus the Jews will-bind in Jerusalem the man of-whom is this belt and they-will-give (him) over into hands of-nations.

Never-the-less he proceeded in behalf of Jesus:
v13 Then the Paul answered: What are-YOU-doing weeping and making my heart to-quail? For I am-holding (myself) preparedly not only to-be-bound BUT even to-die-off with-reference-to Jerusalem in-behalf-of the name of-the Lord Jesus.
v14 But (as) he (was) not himself-being-persuaded we-kept-quiet having-said: Let the will of-the Lord be-coming-to-pass.
 

Initially, things went well:

v17 But (as) we (were) having-become into Jerusalem the brothers themselves gladly accepted us.
v18 But on-the succeeding (day) the Paul had-entered together-with us to James, and-additionally all the elders came-to-be-alongside.
v19 And having-greeted them he-was-explicating according-to each one of-the (things) the God did among the Gentiles through his ministry.
v20 But the (ones) having-heard were-glorifying the God, and-additionally they-said to-him; You-are-observing, brother, how many myriads there-are among the Jews of-the (ones) having-trusted-and-still-trusting, and they-are all existing zealots of-the law;

"myriads" - plural 10,000s.


v21 But they-were-instructed concerning you that you-are-teaching all the Jews apostasy from Moses, according-to the Gentiles saying they (are) not to-be-circumcising the children nor to-be-walking-around in-the customs.
v22 What is-it therefore? In-any-event it-is-essential (a) multitude to-come-together, for they-will-hear-for-themselves that you-came-and-are-still-come.

 

Perhaps this is what the Prophet Agabus was referring to in "the Jews will-bind in Jerusalem the man", i.e. the binding of this vow?  Paul is instructed to do what he is told (Consider: Jesus instructs Paul personally (Acts 22:8,10,14, 21; 23:11) ; does he need this instruction to take a vow? No.  Jesus appears to Paul at least three times: On the road to Damascus Acts 22:8, in the temple Acts 22:17-21, Acts 22:11):
v23 You-do this therefore which we-are-saying to-you: There-are four men with-us having (a) vow upon themselves.
v24 Having-taken these alongside-to-yourself you-be-purified together-with them, and you-spend upon them in-order-that they-might-themselves-shave the head, and all will-come-to-know that there-is not-one-thing of-which (things) they-have-been-and-still-are-instructed concerning you, BUT you-are-being-in-line yourself also guarding the law.

 

This vow taking has nothing to do with Gentile Christian's requirements:
v25 But concerning of-the Gentiles having-trusted-and-still-trusting we ourselves-sent-an-epistle having-judged them to-be-keeping not-one-thing such-as-this unless to-be-guarding-themselves (from) both the idolatrous-sacrifice and the blood and (a thing)-strangled and prostitution.

 

Paul does what he is told.  It is interesting that even his Jewish Christian brothers felt he should "do" something to appease the greater multitude of See 1 Cor.9:16-23:
v26 Then the Paul having-taken the men alongside-to-himself on-the day being-had together-with them having-been-purified having-entered into the temple, announcing the filling-out of-the days of-the purification, till of-which the offering might-be-offered in-behalf-of each one of-them.

 

So what does Paul's show of Torah Observance get him with the observant Jews?
v27 But as the seven days were-being-about to-be-being-completely-finished, the Jews from the Asia having-beheld him in the temple they-were-confusing all the crowd, and they-cast-on upon him the(ir)-hands,
v28 Crying: Men, Israelites, YOU-be-helping; this is the man the (one) teaching all everywhere against the people and the law and this place, and-additionally still also he-led-in Greeks into the temple and he-has-defiled-and-still-defiles this holy place.

Paul did not bring Gentiles into the Temple, yet these Jews said he did.  In their opinion, a Gentile would defile the Temple.  On one hand, their opinion was wrong, since the veil was rent at the cross and Gentiles are allowed - direct - access to the Holy of Holies (Matt.27:51, Eph.2:13-22). On the other hand, their opinion was correct - in the sense that they were blinded by God Rom.11:6-12) to the Good News of Jesus, and are in fact enemies of the Gospel (Rom. 11:28-36). Therefore we love our enemies.


v29 For they-were having-seen-before-and-still-seeing Trophimus the Ephesian in the city together-with him, whom they-were-supposing that the Paul led-in into the temple.
v30 And-additionally the total city was-moved and a-running-together of-the people came-to-pass, and having-taken-hold of-the Paul they-were-drawing him without the temple, and immediately the doors were-shut.

Note Paul is certainly not "outside" the temple, as we understand in 1 Cor.3:16, the sanctuary of the God is in you.

 

Note Acts21:27 that Paul did not complete this vow...in fact he was prevented from from being Torah observant by Torah observant Jews! (They kicked him out of the Temple (vs30), which prevented him from bringing the required sin-offering, burnt-offering, trespass-offering and wave offering sacrifices to the priest as detailed in Num. 6:10-20).  Paul did not repeat the vow, but was sent by night under Roman guard to Caesarea (Acts 23:31). And of course, Paul did not need any vow or sacrifice since the sacrifice of Jesus. After not fullfilling his vow, Jesus appeared again to Paul (Acts 22:11) and told him to be of good courage.  Jesus is the lawgiver..."You have heard it said...but I say unto you."  The Law and the Prophets removed:

 

These Jews wanted to kill Paul.  Noting two groups of Jews here, those that trust in Jesus and those that do not. Were the "tens of thousands" of Jews "trusting" (Acts 21:20) a part of this violent crowd?
v31 And-additionally (as) they (were) seeking to-kill him tidings ascended to-the ruler-of-a-thousand of-the cohort that total Jerusalem was-being confounded;
v32 Who at-once having-taken-along soldiers and rulers-of-hundreds he-random upon them; but the (ones) having-seen the ruler-of-a-thousand and the soldiers they-ceased hitting the Paul.
v33 Then the ruler-of-a-thousand having-drawn-near took-hold of-him and he-gave-verbal-order (for him) to-be-bound with-two chains, and he-inquired who he-may-be and what he-had-done-and-was-still-doing.
v34 But others in the crowd were-hollering-louder something other; but (as) he (was) not being-able to-come-to-know the sure-thing because-of the tumult, he-gave-verbal-order (for) him to-be-being-led into the encampment.
v35 But when he-became on the stairs, it-happened he to-be-being-borne by-the soldiers because-of the force of-the crowd;
v36 For the multitude of-the people were-following crying: Lift him up.
 

Acts 22:22 But they-were-hearing of-him until this word, and they-elevated the(ir) voice saying: You-be-lifting-up the (one) such-as-this from the earth, for it-was not being-appropriate (for) him to-be-living.
v23 And-additionally (as) they (were) screaming and throwing-away the(ir) garments and casting dust into the air,

 These Jews were also making a show of their Torah Observance.  This is the Torah observance "as refuse" that Paul was speaking of in Phil.3:5-8. Note that the Elders, the priests and the Sanhedrin (and apparently the vast majority of Jews) were aligned in a conspiracy with the 40 assassins (Acts 23:13:15).


 

Yes, the Law, Prophets and Writings all point to Jesus - and not the other way around - as on the road to Emmaus, without the revelation of Jesus even lifelong Torah Observant Jews do not understand this. And this is related to Parashat Bamidbar:

Romans 9:16 So therefore (it-is) not of-the (one) willing nor of-the (one) running, BUT of-the God having-mercy.

And again:

As You Were (Just as I AM) [Israel is the Bride, not the N.T. Assembly]

(but of course, come in Holy attire)

 

Again, as it is of great importance -- within-law of-Messiah:

1 Corinthians 9:16 For if I-might-be-bringing-good-news, it-is not (a) boast for-me; for necessity is-being-laid-on to-me; for woe it-is to-me if I-might not be-bringing-good-news.

v17 For if willingly I-am-practising this, I-am-having reward; but if unwillingly, I-have-been-and-still-am-trusted administration-of-the-household.

v18 What therefore is my reward?  In-order-that bringing-good-news I-might-place the good-news without-expense, with-reference-to not to-use-fully my authority in the good-news.

 

v19 For being free out-of all (men) I-enslaved myself to-all (men), in-order-that I-might-gain the many-more;

 

v20 And I-became to-the Jews as (a) Jew, in-order-that I-might-gain Jews; to-the (ones) under law as under law, not being myself under law, in-order-that I-might-gain the (ones) under law;

 

v21 To-the (ones) without-law as without-law, not being without-law of-God BUT within-law of-Messiah, in-order-that I-might-gain the (ones) without-law;

 

v22 I-became weak to-the weak, in-order-that, I-might-gain the weak; I-have-become-and-still-am all-things to-the all, in-order-that in-any-event I-might-save some.

v23 But I-am-doing all-things because-of the good-news, in-order-that I-might-become (a) fellow-partner of-it.

 

*

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

*

 

Shavuot/Pentecost

In 2015, Shavuot occurs on Sunday, May 24.

In 2016, Shavuot occurs on  Sunday, June 12.

In 2017, Shavuot occurs on Sunday, June 4.

In 2018, Shavuot occurs on Sunday, May 19

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~May 23-24, 2014, May 22-23, 2015, June 10-11 2016; May 26-27, 2017; May 18-19, 2018 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Parashat Bamidbar

"in the desert"
Torah portion:
Numbers 1:1 - 4:20

Haftarah portion:

Hosea 2:1-23
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Romans 9:22-23
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.

 

Grace vs. Works

Romans 9:1 I-am-saying truth in Messiah, I-am not lying, my conscience witnessing-together with-me in (the) Holy Spirit,
v2 That it-is great grief to-me and unceasing pain in my heart;

Note that Paul is not a liar, and his witness/testimony is of the Holy Spirit. Sadly, many Messianics do not believe this.
v3 For I-was-wishing I myself to-be anathema from the Messiah in-behalf-of my brothers, my relatives according-to flesh,
v4 They-who are Israelites, of-whom the adoption-as-son and the glory and the covenants and the giving-of-law and the service and the promises,
v5 Of-whom the fathers, and out-of whom the Messiah according-to the flesh; the (one) being over all (things) God blessed with-reference-to the ages, amen.
v6 But not such-as that the word of-the God has-and-is-still-fallen-away. For not all the (ones) out-of Israel, these (are) Israel;
v7 Neither because they-are seed of-Abraham, (are) all children, BUT: in Isaac seed will-be-called to-you.
v8 This is, not the children of-the flesh these children of-the God, BUT the children of-the promise (are) being-figured with-reference-to seed.
v9 For the word of-promise (is) this: According-to this season I-shall-come and (a) son will-be to-the Sara.
v10 But not only (she), BUT Rebecca having conjugal-bed out-of one (man), Isaac our father;
v11 For not-yet having-been-born nor having practised anything good or worthless, in-order-that the plan of-the God according-to choice might-be-remaining,
v12 Not out-of works BUT out-of the (one) calling, it-was-said to-her that The greater will-be-slave to-the lesser;
v13 Even-as it-has-been-and-is-still-written: I-cherished the Jacob but I-hated the Esau.
[Mal.1:3]
v14 What therefore shall-we-say? Unrighteousness beside the God? May-it not come-to-pass.
v15 For to-the Moses he-is saying: I-shall-have-mercy-on whomever I-might-be-having-mercy, and I-shall-pity whomever I-might-be-pitying. 
[Ex. 32:19]


v16 So therefore (it-is) not of-the (one) willing nor of-the (one) running, BUT of-the God having-mercy.


v17 For the scripture is-saying to-the Pharaoh that With-reference-to this same thing I-raised you out, in-which-case I-might-demonstrate in you my power, and in-which-case my name might-be-announced in all the earth.
v18 So therefore he-is-having-mercy-on whom he-is-willing, but whom he-is-willing he-is-hardening.
v19 You-will-say to-me therefore: Why is-he still finding-fault? For who has-withstood-and-still-withstands his intention?
v20 O MAN, yea therefore who are-you, yourself the (one) replying-against the God? Will the thing-moulded say to-the (one) having-moulded: Why (have) you-made me thus? (No!)
v21 Or is the potter not having authority of-the mud out-of the same lump to-make on-the-one-hand which vessel with-reference-to honor, on-the-other-hand which with-reference-to dishonor?
v22 But if the God willing to-demonstrate the wrath and to-make-known the possible (intention?) of-him brought in much patience vessels of-wrath having-been-and-still-rendered-thoroughly-fit with-reference-to destruction,
v23 And in-order-that he-might-make-known the riches of his glory on vessels of-mercy, which he-prepared-before with-reference-to glory,


v24 Whom (has) he-called, even us, not only out-of Jews BUT also out-of nations?


v25 As even in the Hosea he-is-saying: I-shall-call the people not mine, my people, and the (woman?) not having-been-cherished-and-still-(not)-cherished, having-been-cherished-and-still-cherished;
[Hosea 2:23]
v26 And it-will-be in the place, the-place-where, it-was-said to-them: YOU (-are) not my people, there they-will-be-called sons of (the) living God
. [Hosea 1:10]


v27 But Isaiah is-crying in-behalf-of the Israeli; If the number of-the sons of-Israel might-be as the sand of-the sea, the thing-left-under will-be-saved;
[Isaiah 10:22]
v28 For finishing-completely and cutting-short (an) account in justice; because Jehovah will-make (an) account having-been-and-still-cut-short on the land.
v29 And according-as Isaiah said-before and still-is-saying: Unless Jehovah of-hosts abandoned (a) seed to-us, we (maybe) became as Sodom and we (maybe) were-likened as Gomorrah.
[Isaiah 1:9]


v30 What therefore shall-we-say? That nations the (ones) not pursuing justice, it (they)-apprehended justice, but justice the (one) out-of trust?


v31 But Israel pursuing (a) law of-justice came not first with-reference-to (the) law.


v32 Because-of what? Because not out-of trust BUT as out-of works of-law they-stumbled on-the stone of-the stumbling,
v33 According-as it-has-been-and-is-still-written: Behold I-am-placing in Sion (a) stone of-stumbling and (a) rock of-entrapment, and the (one) trusting on him will not be-disgraced.
[Isa. 28:16]
 

 

May 26, 2017

Again this week the Messy-Antic replacement theology comes up.  Sigh.

Regarding the "foreigners" that YHVH brings to his holy mountain in Isaiah 56:6-7... I'm -thinking- that as they are "with" YHVH, they can't be outside of the way through Yeshua (Jn.14:6), and therefore are not gentile converts to Judaism, but rather "the (ones) having-fallen-asleep through the Jesus", τοὺς κοιμηθντας διὰ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ, seen at 1Thes.4:14 - (which differs from  "the dead (ones) in Messiah" - οἱ νεκροὶ ἐν Χριστ @1Thes.4:16).

 

And who are the Gentiles (ἔθνη) in Rev.21:24 and 22:2?  Apparently a group of people then and there @New Jerusalem are still called Gentiles, and this ties to the house of prayer for all peoples @Isa.56:7 (LXX: ἔθνεσιν).  

 

We also see Gentile Christians called "Gentiles" in the New Testament @Rom.11:13; 15:27; 16:4; Gal. 2:12; Eph.3:1,6 and likely more places.  And so regarding the Jew and Gentile in Messiah Yeshua -my understanding, which may not be exact, is that a true Jew is a spiritual Jew (Ro.2:29).  And a true Gentile is a spiritual Gentile (Eph.3:16). To the Jew first (Rom.1:16; 2:9,10), God makes no distinction thereafter Rom.2:11)....we are to remain "as you were" (1 Corinthians 7:20). Gentile believers in Yeshua are grafted-in AMONG (Rom.11:17) the choice (the fatness) and petrified/slipped branches of Israel (but not the broken-out/fallen branches): Yeshua, in whom we became fellow partner (i.e. members of the body of Messiah @Eph.5:30) is the root (Rev. 22:16, Jn.15:1,5) INTO whom we are grafted (2Cor.5:17).

 

 Ephesians 2:15 "Having-rendered-inactive the law of-the commandments *in decrees [δόγμασιν], in-order-that he-might-create the two in himself with-reference-to one new (quality) MAN making peace,"

 

 * "the saying of his power" -Heb.1:3

 

 * God now speaks in Son (even) "in decrees":  "You have heard it said.....but I say unto you...." ~Matthew ch5.

 

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~May 16-17, 2014; May 15-16, 2015*; June 3-4, 2016; May 19-20, 2017*; May 11-12, 2018*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Parashat Bechukotai

"in my statutes"
Torah portion:
Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34

Haftarah portion:

Jeremiah 16:19 - 17:14
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Matt. 21:33-46
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.

*In 2015, and 2017, Bechukotai was read with Behar.

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The Gospel stands by itself.

And this scripture surrounds this week's Parashat:

1 PETER 1:1 Peter (an) apostle of-Jesus Messiah to-chosen resident-aliens of-dispersion of-Pontus, of-Galatia, of-Cappadocia, of-Asia and of-Bithynia,

["to-chosen resident-aliens of-dispersion"; thus this speaks to Jewish (the chosen) believers (see next verse) in the Diaspora, as Gentile Christians would not be called "resident-aliens" there.  On the other hand, note that Ch2 vs11 that two groups are addressed; "dwellers abroad AND resident aliens", wherein the former might be understood as Gentile Christians.  Primarily, the book appears to be addressed to Jews, although of course much still applies to Gentile Christian life in Messiah, wherein both Jew and Gentile are "one new man" (compare Eph. ch2).

 

v2 According-to knowledge-before of-God Father, in holiness of-spirit, with-reference-to obedience and sprinkling of-blood of-Jesus Messiah; may favor to-YOU and peace be-multiplied.

 

v3 Blessed the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Messiah, namely-the-one having-begotten us again according-to his much mercy with-reference-to (a) living hope through resurrection of-Jesus Messiah out-of dead(s).

v4 With-reference-to (an) inheritance imperishable and undefiled and unfading, having-been-kept-and-still-being-kept in (the) heavens with-reference-to YOU

v5 The (ones) being-protectively-guarded in power of-God through trust with-reference-to (a) salvation prepared to-be-uncovered in (the) last season.

v6 In which YOU-are-exulting, (a) little-bit just-now if it-is-essential having-been-grieved in Various trials,

v7 In-order-that the means-of-proving YOUR trust much-more-price [than] gold being-perished, but through fire being-proved, it (your trust) might-be-found with-reference-to laudation and glory and honor (price) in uncovering of-Jesus Messiah;

[note trials are essential for the believer to prove their trust.  These trials are not defined as only physical trials (physical pain)...]

 

v8 Whom not having-seen YOU-are-cherishing, with-reference-to whom just-now not seeing but trusting, YOU-are-exulting with-joy unspeakable and with-having-been-and-still-glorified.

 

v9 Obtaining-for-yourselves the finish of-the trust salvation of-souls.

[This is through trust - which is the work of God -see John 6:29]

 

[I think this following passage is very important concerning the "hierarchy" of the Law and the Prophets in relation to the Good-news of Messiah (the Gospel).]

v10 Concerning of-which salvation prophets sought-out and searched-out, the (ones) having-prophesied concerning of-the favor with-reference-to YOU,

v11 Searching with-reference-to whom or what-sort (of) season was-being-made-evident the spirit of-Messiah in them testifying-beforehand the sufferings with-reference-to Messiah and the glories after these-things.

v12 To-whom it-was-uncovered that not to-themselves but to-YOU they-were-ministering the-things, which now were-told to-YOU through the (ones) having-brought YOU good-news in Holy Spirit having-been-dispatched from heaven, with-reference-to which (things) angels are-desiring to-stoop-alongside.

[The Gospel - the "good-news" stands by itself. Yes, the Law and the Prophets help explain (the law prophesied - Matt. 11:13 ) about Jesus, and we should study them.   BUT they are not necessary for Salvation.  It seems that often Messianics say that the Gospel cannot stand without the law and the prophets.   To me, this is akin to taking a tree and placing it upside down.  Noting that on the road to Emmaus the two disciples (first Christians, but not yet called Christians) were Jewish and likely lifelong "Torah Observant"; Jesus was not telling them that they needed "a Hebrew mindset" or Torah, as they already had it.  He was opening up these scriptures to them for the first time in their lives of studying them.  I think this points to the higher power of the Living Word and/or the Holy Spirit YHVH.]

 

v13 On-this-account having-girded-up the loins of YOUR intellects, being-sober, YOU-hope perfectly on the favor being-brought to-YOU in uncovering of Jesus Messiah.

[Trust is the work of God (Jn.6:29).  Trust comes through hearing, and hearing through the saying of Messiah (God, Jn.10:30; Rom.10:17). Therefore we study to show ourselves approved unto God (2 Tim.2:15)...thus as here " having-girded-up the loins of YOUR intellects".]

 

v14 As children of-obedience not configuring-yourselves to-the desires formerly in YOUR ignorance,

[IF 1 Peter is written to Hebrew Christians:  their former desire was to do the works of the law of Sinai.  Of course this would also speak to Gentile Christians, whose former desires were different, but still not to be continued now.]

 

v15 BUT according-to the holy-(one) having-called YOU also YOU yourselves become holy in all conduct,

v16 For-the-reason-that it-has-been-written-and-is-still-written:  YOU-shall-be holy because I (am) holy.

[Again, this was first written to the Jew.  BUT: "To the Jew first - - AND to the Greek".]

 

v17 And if YOU-are-calling-on (a) Father the-one judging without-respect-to-persons according-to the work of-each, YOU-turnabout in fear the time of YOUR dwelling-abroad,

[again, physically -the Jewish believer, and spiritually - Jew and Gentile believers are currently "dwelling abroad" from YHVH in their physical bodies.]

 

v18 Knowing-absolutely that YOU-were not redeemed with-perishable-things, silver-coin or gold-objects, out-of YOUR aimless conduct given-over-from-(your)-father,

v19 BUT with-precious blood as of-a-lamb-sacrifice unblemished and without-spot, Messiah,

v20 On-the-one-hand having-come-to-be-known-before-and-still-known before casting-down of (the) world, on-the-other-hand having-been-manifested on last of-the times because-of YOU

v21 The (ones) through him trusting with-reference-to God the (one) having-raised him out-of dead(s) and having-given glory to-him, so-that YOUR trust and hope be with-reference-to God.

v22 Having-purified-and-still-purifying YOUR souls in the obedience of-the truth with-reference-to brotherly-love without-hypocrisy, YOU-cherish one-another out-of (the) heart earnestly,

v23 Having-been-begotten-again-and-still-begotten not out-of (a) perishable thing-sown BUT imperishable, through (the) living and remaining word of-God.

v24 For-the-reason-that all flesh as grass, and all its glory as flower of-grass; the grass was-dried-up, and the flower fell-away;

 

v25 But the saying of-Jehovah is-remaining into the age. But this is the saying namely-the good-news-having-been-brought with-reference-to YOU.

[This shows that even IF while some incorrectly think we can't trust the extant Hebrew or Greek texts, we know we can trust the saying of YHVH, which saying endures forever.  In this we see that the good-news (the Gospel) supersedes the law and the prophets.]

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~May 9-10, 2014; May 15-16, 2015*; May 27-28, 2016; May19-20, 2017*; May 11-12, 2018*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Parashat Behar

"on the mountain"
Torah portion:
Leviticus 25:1 - 26:2

Haftarah portion:

Jeremiah 32:6-27
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Luke 4:16-21
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.

* In 2015, 2017 and 2018, Behar was read with Bechukotai
 

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Luke 4

v1 But Jesus full of-(the)-Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and he-was-being-led in the Spirit into the wilderness.

v2 Being-tried forty days by the devil; and he-ate not, not-one-(thing), in those days, and (as) they (were) being-completely-finished, later he-became-hungry.
v3 And the devil said to-him, if you-are son of-the God, you-say to-this stone in-order-that it-might-become bread.
v4 And Jesus answered to him, saying, It-has-been-and-is-still-written, That not upon bread only the MAN will-live, BUT upon every saying of-God.
v5 And the devil having-led him up into (a) high mountain he-pointed-to all the kingdoms of-the inhabited-earth for-him in (a) point of-time.
v6 And the devil said to-him, I-shall-give to-you quite-all this authority and their glory; because it-has-been-and-is-still-given-over to-me, and to-whom if I-am-willing I-am-giving it.
v7 If therefore you yourself-might-worship in-sight of-me, all-(things) will-be of-you.
v8 And the Jesus having-answered said to-him, You-be-withdrawing behind of-me, Satan; for i been-and-is-still-written, You-will-worship Jehovah your God, and for-him only you-will-serve.
v9 And he-led him into Jerusalem, and he-stood him upon the pinnacle of-the temple, and he-said to-him, if you-are the son of-the God, you-cast yourself down hence;
v10 For it-has-been-and-is-still-written, That to his angels he-will-command concerning you, to-thoroughly-guard you;
v11 And that on hands they-will-lift you up, lest-at-any-time you-might-stumble your foot with (a) stone.
v12 And having-answered the Jesus said to-him, That-it-has-been-and-is-still-said, You-will not tempt Jehovah your God.
v13 And having-finished-completely every trial the devil departed from him until (a) season.

 

How Jesus got off the pinnacle of the temple:
v14 And the Jesus returned in the power of-the Spirit into the Galilee; and (his) fame went-out down-over the total country-around concerning him.


v15 And he himself-was-teaching in their synagogues, being-glorified by all.
v16 And he-went into the Nazareth, the-place-where he-was having-been-nourished; and he-went-in according-to his having-been-custom in the day of-the sabbaths into the synagogue, and he-stood-up to-read.
v17 And (the) little-book of-Esaias the prophet was-handed-over to-him, and having-unrolled the little-book he-found the place, the-place-where it-was having-been-and-still-written,
v18 (The) Spirit of-Jehovah (is) upon me on-account of-which he-consecrated me to-myself-be-bringing-good-news to-(ones)-destitute, he-has-dispatched-and-is-still-dispatching me to-cure the-(ones) the heart having-been-and-still-shattered, to-preach forgiveness to-captives and receiving-of-sight to-(ones)-blind, to-dispatch with forgiveness (ones)-having-been-and-still-enfeebled,
v19 To-preach (an) accepted year of-Jehovah.

v20 And having-rolled the little-book, having-given-(it)-back to-the officer he-was-seated, and the eyes of-all in the synagogue were staring to-him.
v21 But he-began to-be-saying to them, That today this scripture has-been-and-is-still-fulfilled in YOUR ears.

 

IF verses 18, 20 reflect a Jubilee year, then it was not of the same jubilee cycle that the Rabbis then (and still today) "numbered".  Of course Jesus was not in the Levitical priesthood.
 

 

 

 

 

Again, things nearly akin:

What happened to Jesus' haftarah? (Isaiah 61 & Luke 4)

http://www.haaretz.com/news/what-happened-to-jesus-haftarah-1.166699

By Hananel Mack, Haaretz.com
The rabbis who instituted weekly readings from the Prophets as part of the Sabbath liturgy excluded all the biblical verses on which Christians based their principles of faith in the New Testament.


 

What became of the broken-hearted? Isaiah 61 in Luke 4

saved Rosh Pina Project file

 

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A look at Luke 4

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/torah-yesterday-May15.htm

 

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Parashat Emor

"say"
Torah portion:
Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23

Haftarah portion:

Ezekiel 44:15 - 44:31
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

1 Peter 2:4:10
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.

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1 Peter was written primarily to Hebrew Christians.

2 Peter was written primarily to Gentile Christians.

In 1 Peter 2 we can see "to the Jew first, and to the Greek".

1 Peter 2:1 Therefore, having-placed-off all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envies and all backbitings,
v2 As just-born babies YOU-long-for the logical unadulterated milk, in-order-that in it YOU-might-be-grown with-reference-to salvation,
v3 If YOU-tasted that the Lord (is) gracious.
v4 To whom coming-to, (a) living stone, on-the-one-hand having-been-rejected-and-still-rejected by MEN on-the-other-hand beside God chosen, honoured,
v5 And YOU yourselves as living stones YOU-are-being-built (a) spiritual household with-reference-to (a) holy priesthood, to-bring-up spiritual sacrifices welcome to-God through Jesus Messiah;

[Primarily speaking to Jewish Christians, but note the related inclusion of Gentiles at  Rev.1:6, Rom.9:25, Hos. 2:23.]
v6 For-the-reason-that it contains in scripture; Behold I-place in Zion (a) chosen, chief-corner, honoured stone, and the (one) trusting on it he by-no-means might-be-disgraced.
[Isa. 28:16]
v7 To-YOU, therefore, (is) the honor, to-the (ones) trusting; but to disobeying (ones) (a) stone which the (ones) building rejected, this was-become with-reference-to (a) head of-a-corner
v8 And (a) stone of-stumbling and (a) rock of entrapment; the (ones) disobeying are-stumbling at-the word,
[Ps.118:22]
v9 With-reference-to which they-were also placed; but YOU-(are) (a) chosen race, (a) kingly priesthood, (a) holy nation, (a) people with-reference-to possession, in-which-case YOU-might-declare the virtues of-the (one) having-called YOU out-of darkness with-reference-to his marvelous light;

 

Revelation 1:4 John to-the seven assemblies namely-the-ones in the Asia: Favor to-YOU and peace from the (one) being and the (one who) was and the (one) coming, and from the seven spirits which (are) in-sight of his throne,
v5 And from Jesus Messiah, the trustworthy witness, the first-born of-the dead(s) and the ruler of-the kings of-the earth. To-the (one) cherishing us and having-loosed us out-of our sins in his blood,
v6 And he-made us (a) kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to-him the glory and the might with-reference-to the ages of-the ages: Amen.
v7 Behold he-is-coming with the clouds and every eye will-see him and they-who pierced him, and all the tribes of-the land will-themselves-bewail on him. Yea, Amen.
 

Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth:  and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them that were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say Thou art my God.

 

Now this speaks to Jews (to the Jew first), AND In Romans, the Holy Spirit directly applies this verse to the Gentiles that are also "called out":

Romans 9:24 Whom (has) he-called, even us, not only out-of Jews BUT also out-of nations?

Note the called out N.T. Jews are called out of Israel, which is called out of nations already.  They are called out from their Sinai Covenant relationship with YHVH into the New Covenant relationship with YHVH, hence again:

1 Peter 2:5 And YOU yourselves as living stones YOU-are-being-built (a) spiritual household with-reference-to (a) holy priesthood, to-bring-up spiritual sacrifices welcome to-God through Jesus Messiah;

v25 As even in the Hosea he-is-saying: I-shall-call the people not mine, my people, and the (woman?) not having-been-cherished-and-still-(not)-cherished, having-been-cherished-and-still-cherished;
v26 And it-will-be in the place, the-place-where, it-was-said to-them: YOU (-are) not my people, there they-will-be-called sons of (the) living God.

 

Cont. 1 Peter 2
v10 Who at-one-time not (a) people, but now (a) people of-God, the (ones) not having-received-mercy-and-still-not-having-received-mercy, but now having received-mercy.
[primarily to Hebrew Christians]
v11 Cherished (ones), I-am-entreating (you) as dwellers-abroad and resident-aliens to-be-holding-off of-the fleshly desires, ones-who are-serving-in-the-army against the soul;

 [primarily to Hebrew Christians - "as dwellers-abroad and resident-aliens" - Jews in Israel and dispersed abroad]
v12 Having YOUR fine conduct among the Gentiles, in-order-that in which they-are-speaking-against YOU as of-bad-doers, they-might viewing (some) out-of the fine works, glorify the God in (a) day of-oversight.
v13 YOU-be-subjected to-every human creation be-cause-of the Lord; whether to-king as holding-above,
v14 Or to-governors as being-sent through him with-reference-to an-avenging of-bad-doers, but laudation of-good-doers;
v15 That thus it-is the will of-the God, to-muzzle (by) doing-good the not-knowing of-the foolish MEN;
v16 As free (ones), and not having the freedom as (a) covering-over of-the malice, BUT as slaves of-God,
v17 YOU-honor all YOU-be-cherishing the brotherhood, YOU-be-fearing the God, YOU-be-honoring the king.
v18 The house-servants, subjecting-yourselves in all fear to-the despots, not only to-the good and lenient (ones) BUT also to-the crooked.
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v19 For this (is) favor if because-of conscience of-God some-one is-undergoing griefs suffering unjustly.
v20 For what-sort (of) news if sinning and being-buffeted YOU-will-persevere? BUT if doing-good and suffering YOU-will-persevere, this (is) favor beside God.
v21 For with-reference-to this YOU-were-called, because also Messiah suffered in-behalf-of YOU, leaving-under for-YOU (a) model in-order-that YOU-might-follow-after his footsteps;
v22 Who did not sin neither was guile found in his mouth;
v23 Who being-reviled he-was not reviling-in-return, suffering he-was not threatening, but he-was-giving-over to-the (one) judging justly;
v24 Who our sins he himself brought-up in his body on the wood, in-order-that having-become-away to-the sins we-might-live to-the justice; with-the welt of-whom YOU-were cured.
v25 For YOU-were as sheep being-led-astray, BUT now YOU-were-turned-around on the shepherd and overseer of YOUR souls.


Note these Observant Jews were "turned around" in Messiah Jesus  - from their works:

Hebrews 4:3 "For we, the (ones) having-trusted, are-going-in into the rest, according-as he-has-said-and-still-says: As I-swore in my wrath; if they-will-go-in into my rest; and-yet of-the works having-been-come-to-pass from casting-down of-(a)-world."

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Reading in "Judaism In Stone, The Archaeology of Ancient Synagogues", by Hershel Shanks.

The Archaeology testimony reveals ancient rabbinic Judaism was much connected to Satan's idolatrous Zodiac.

This is the "mindset" so many of today's "Messianics" seek to attain, while castigating (correctly) the Gentile Christian Assembly for doing the same thing via the Papal worship system (Mystery Babylon).

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April 27, 2014 @ sundset

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Hopeful remembering from the Cross. A Christian perspective.

 

God forgave them too:

Luke 23:34a " But the Jesus was-saying: Father, you-forgive them, for they-are not knowing-absolutely what they-are-doing."

 

Who is Jesus, that he instructs the Father?

John 10:30 "I and the Father are one."

 

 

It is impossible for God to lie:

Hebrews 6:18  "In-order-that through two unchangeable things, in which (it-is) impossible (for) God to-lie, we-might-be-having strong comfort, the (ones) having-fled-for-refuge to-retain of-the hope lying-before (us);"

 

How much more their (Jews)  fulness:

Romans 11:12  "But if their offence (is) riches of-(a)-world and their inferiority (is) riches of-nations, in-how-much more their fulness."

See above, God cannot lie.

 

The action of the cross - Jesus' work - goes forward and backward in time:

Romans 3:24 Being-justified gratuitously by his favor through the redemption-back namely-the (one) in Messiah Jesus;

v25 Whom the God himself-placed-before, (a) propitiatory through trust in his blood, with-reference-to (a) demonstration of-his justice because of the letting-go-unpunished of-the sinful-acts having-come-to-pass-before-and-still-existing

 

No one comes to the Father except THROUGH Jesus:

   John 14:6 "The Jesus is-saying to-him, I myself-am the way and the truth and the life.  No-one is-coming to the Father unless through me."

 

That veil was his flesh.

Hebrews 10:19-20  "Having therefore brothers, boldness-of-speech with-reference-to the entering-in of-the holy-ones in the blood of-Jesus,

Which (entering-in) he-dedicated for-us (a) way recently-slain and living, through the veil, this is his flesh,"

 

John 1:17  Because the law was-given through Moses; the favor and the truth came-to-be through Jesus Messiah.

 

What then about the Jew?

Romans 11:7 What then? What Israel is-seeking-after, this it-attained not, but the choice attained; but the others were-petrified,

v8 Even-as it-has-been-and-is-still-written:  The God gave to-them (a) spirit of-compunction, eyes not to-be-looking and ears not to-be-hearing, till of-the today day.

Romans 11:1 I-am-saying therefore, (has) the God pushed-away-from-himself his people?  (No!)  May-it-not-come-to-pass; for I myself also am (an) Israelite, out-of seed of-Abraham, of-(the)-tribe of-Benjamin.

v2 The God (has) not pushed-away-from-himself his people whom he-came-to-know-before. Or are-YOU not knowing-absolutely what the scripture is-saying in (the history of) Elias, as he-is-interceding With-the God down-upon the Israeli?

 

You (Jews) - shall - be holy:

Leviticus 19:1 "And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying;"

v2 "Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy; for I Jehovah your God am holy".

 

You (spoken to Jewish Christians, but also applies to Gentile Christians) know absolutely that you- shall - be holy with the blood of the lamb, Jesus:

1 Peter 1:15  BUT according-to the holy-(one) having-called YOU also YOU yourselves become holy in all conduct,

v16 For-the-reason-that it-has-been-written-and-is-still-written:  YOU-shall-be holy because I (am) holy.

v17 And if YOU-are-calling-on (a) Father the-one judging without-respect-to-persons according-to the work of-each, YOU-turnabout in fear the time of YOUR dwelling-abroad,

v18 Knowing-absolutely that YOU-were not redeemed with-perishable-things, silver-coin or gold-objects, out-of YOUR aimless conduct given-over-from-(your)-father,

v19 BUT with-precious blood as of-a-lamb-sacrifice unblemished and without-spot, Messiah,

 

 

Hebrews 9:15 And because-of this he-is mediator of-a-new-quality covenant, in-which-case a-death (is) having-come-to-pass with-reference-to redemption-back of-the transgressions on the first covenant, the (ones) having-been-and-still-being-called might take the promise of-the eternal inheritance.

 

Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will make a new covenant (ברית חדשה׃) with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

vs32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was a husband unto them, saith Jehovah.

vs33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith Jehovah: I will put my law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people:

vs34 and they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know Jehovah; for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Jehovah: for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.

 

Hebrews 8:6  Now on-the-other hand he-has-reached-and-still-has (a) more-diverse public-ministry, by-as-much-as he-is also mediator of-a-better covenant, one-which has-been-given-a-law on better promises.

v7 For if that first (covenant) was faultless, (a) place was not being-sought of-a-second.

v8 For finding-fault with-them he-is-saying: Behold days are-coming, Jehovah is saying, and I-shall-finish-completely upon the household of-Israel and upon the household of-Judah (a) new-quality covenant,

v9 Not according-to the covenant which I-made to-their fathers in (a) day of-my having-taken-hold of-their hand to-lead them out-of (the) land of-Egypt, because they themselves remained not in my covenant, and I myself neglected of-them, Jehovah is-saying.

v10 Because this (is) the covenant which I-shall-myself-covenant to-the household of-Israel after those days, Jehovah is-saying, giving my laws into their intellect, and I-shall-inscribe them on their hearts, and I-shall-be to-them with-reference-to God and they themselves will-be to-me with-reference-to (a) people.

v11 And they-might not teach each (one) his citizen and each (one) his brother, saying: You-come-to-know the Lord, because they-will all know me absolutely from little till great of-them.

v12 Because I-shall-be propitious to their unrighteousnesses, and of their sins I (by no means) might-be still mindful.

v13 In saying new-quality he-has-made the first (covenant) old-and-it-is-still-old; but the (thing) being-made-old and growing-aged (is) near of-vanishing.

 

 

Romans 10:6 "But the righteousness out-of trust is-saying thus: Might-you not say in your heart: Who will-ascend into the heaven? This is to-lead-down Messiah;
 v7 Or: Who will-descend into the abyss? This is to-lead-up Messiah out-of dead (ones)."
v8 BUT what is-it-saying? The saying is near you, in your mouth and in your heart; the saying of-the trust which we-are-preaching is this; (Deut.30:14)
 v9 That if you-might-confess with your mouth Jehovah Jesus, and you-might-trust in your heart that the God raised him out-of dead (ones), you-will-be-saved;
 v10 For with-heart he-is-being-trusted with-reference-to righteousness, but with-mouth he-is-being-confessed with-reference-to salvation.
 v11 For the scripture is-saying: Every one trusting on him will not be-disgraced. (Isa.28:16)
 v12 For (there) is not strict-order both of-Jew and of Greek. For the same Jehovah of-all, being-rich with-reference-to all the (ones) calling-on him;
 v13 For every (one) whosoever might-call-on the name of-Jehovah will-be-saved. (Joel 2:32)

 

Philippians 2:5 "YOU-be-having this opinion in YOU which also (is) in Messiah Jesus,

v6 Who existing in form of-God considered not the being equal with-God (a thing for) seizure,

v7 BUT he-emptied himself having-taken form of (a) slave, having-become in similitude of-MEN;

v8 And having-been-found in-figure as MAN he-humbled himself having-become obedient as-far-as death, but death of-(a)-cross.

v9 and on-this-account the God exceedingly-exalted him and bestowed-a-favor to-him the name, namely-the-one above every name,"

 

v10 "In-order-that in the name of-Jesus every knee might-bend of-(those)-in-(the)-heavenly and of-(those)-earthly and of-(those)-subterranean,

v11 And every tongue might-acknowledge that Jesus Messiah (is) Jehovah with-reference-to glory of-God (the) Father,"

 

Jesus speaks to Jews before his crucifixion:

Luke 21:28 But (as) these-(things) (are) beginning to-be-coming-to-pass YOU-stand-erect and YOU-elevate YOUR heads, for-the-reason-that YOUR redemption-back is-drawing-near.

 

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they shall look unto me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born.

 

Jacob (the 12 tribes of Israel) will be saved.

Romans 11:26  And thus all Israel will-be-saved, according-as it-has-been-and-still-is-written:  The (one) delivering will-be-present out-of Sion, he-will-turn-back impiety from Jacob.

v27 And this (is) the covenant from me to-them, at-the-time-that I-might-remove-for-myself their sins.

v28 On-the-one-hand enemies according-to the good-news because-of YOU, on-the-other-hand cherished (ones) according-to the choice because-of the fathers;

v29 For the bestowed-favors and the calling of-the God (are) unregrettable.

v30 For as-altogether YOU yourselves at-one-time disobeyed the God, but now YOU-had-mercy-bestowed in-the disobedience of-these.

v31 Thus these also now disobeyed in-order-that by your mercy they themselves also might now have-mercy-bestowed.

v32 For the God shut-together all the (ones) with-reference-to disobedience in-order-that he-might-have-mercy (on) all the (ones).

v33 O depth of-God's riches and wisdom and knowledge; as unsearchable his sentences and untraceable his ways.

v34 For who came-to-know (the) mind of Jehovah? Or who became his fellow-counsellor?

v35 Or who gave-before to-him, and it-will-be-repaid to-him?

v36 Because out-of him and through him and with-reference-to him (are) the all-things; to-him (be) the glory with-reference-to the ages:  Amen.

 

 

 

To show the Eternal Hope of the "Old Covenant" Jew:

 

1 Thessalonians 4:13 We-are not willing (for) YOU to-be-ignorant, brothers, concerning the (ones) having-fallen-asleep-and-still-falling-asleep, in-order-that YOU-might not be-being-grieved according-as even the others namely-the (ones) not having hope.

 

Note this "Hope" may not have been their hope, but it is certainly OUR Hope.  That is, WE, in and by Messiah Yeshua, have hope for them too.  If they were expecting a Messiah and died before His time here as Yeshua, they had this Hope also.  If they were blinded to Messiah by God, they may or may not have hoped on the Messiah, yet they may still have His Hope.

 

next, " concerning the (ones) having-fallen-asleep-and-still-falling-asleep" are further defined into subgroups:

 

v14 For if we-are-trusting that Jesus died-off and he-stood-up-again, thus also the God will-lead with him the (ones) having-fallen-asleep through the Jesus.

 

 Remember Yeshua and the Father are ONE. Jn.10:30

 So when Jesus/Yeshua/God/YHVH returns, he will bring those that fell asleep with him.  This is one group.

 

v15 For we-are-saying this to-YOU with word of-Jehovah, that we the (ones) living namely-the (ones) being-left-around with-reference-to the presence of-the Lord might not come-first-before the (ones) having-fallen-asleep;

 

So then those alive on Earth at Yeshua's return (a second group) will not come before those that are already with him.

 

v16 Because the Lord himself with stimulating-cry, with voice of-an-archangel and with trumpet of God, will-descend from heaven, and the dead (ones) in Messiah will-stand-up-again-for-themselves firstly,

 

Note especially that this third group are the dead in Messiah, and that they will-stand-up-again-for-themselves first.

 

"The dead in Messiah" are not the same as those that are "Having-fallen-asleep through the Jesus". 

 

The dead in Messiah are those Old Covenant & 'under Law' Jews that were looking towards  the Messiah.  "You always obeyed" (Phil. 2:12?) comes to mind.

 

v17 Thereafter we the (ones) living namely-the (ones) being-left-around shall-be-seized

at-the-same-time with them in clouds with-reference-to meeting of-the Lord into air; and thus we-shall-be always with Jehovah.

 

AFTER - from other scripture (1Cor15) we know we are changed to incorruptible in a moment, a twinkling of an eye, but this does not mandate a set speed of chronological events to take place surrounding this instantaneous change. How long AFTER? I think/hope not long...

 

AFTER the dead in Messiah (third group vs16) are resurrected, and look on Him whom they pierced, and all Israel is saved,

 

Then we the living left around (second group vs 15) are seized  with them (third group) with reference to meet Yeshua and the first group that is with him,

 

with them  with reference to meet -  Note those left around (vs17) cannot be seized at the same time with those coming with Yeshua because they are already there with Him!  They have already "met" him.

 ( and there is another way of looking at this)

v18 So that YOU-be-comforting one-another with these words.

 

In summary of 1 Thes.4:13-18, there is Hope for "Old Covenant" Jews, even if they don't know Jesus/Yeshua as Messiah.

 

 We thankfully consider God's witness - the Jews - throughout history:

Romans 3:1 What therefore the advantage of-the Jew or what the profit of-the circumcision?

v2 Much according-to every manner.  For first on-the-one-hand because they-were-trusted (with) the oracles of-the God.

 

The Jew has been killed throughout history for their witness of God's truth:

Matthew 24:9  Then they-will-give YOU over into tribulation, and they-will-kill YOU; and YOU-will-be being-hated by all the Gentiles because-of my name.

 

Not a hair of their head has perished:

Luke 21:18  And (a) hair out-of YOUR head by-no-means might-perish.

 

Here also are those Jews killed in the Holocaust:

Revelation 6:9 And when he-opened the fifth seal, I-saw underneath of-the altar the souls of-the (ones) having-been-and-still-slain because-of the word of-the God and because-of the witness which they-were-having.
v10 And they-cried with-(a)-great voice saying: Till at-what-time, the despot namely-the holy and authentic, are-you not judging and avenging our blood out-of the (ones) residing on the earth?
v11 And (a) white stolee was-given to-them each (one), and it was said to-them in-order-that they-themselves-might-rest-again yet (a) little time, till also their fellow-slaves and their brothers namely-the future (ones) to-be-being-killed also as they, might fulfill (their lives?).

Note they are GIVEN white stolees (robes).
 

And here are those Christians ("the (ones) having-fallen-asleep through the Jesus"-1 Thes.4:14), who washed their stolees (robes) in the blood of the lamb:

Revelation 7:9 After these (things) I-saw, and behold much crowd, and which not-one was-being able to-number it, out-of every nation and of-tribes and of-peoples and of-languages, having-stood-and-still-standing in-sight of-the throne and in-sight of-the lamb, having-been-and-still-cast-around (with) white stolees, and palms in their hands;

(Note they are in sight of the throne, having come THROUGH Jesus.)
v10 And they-are-crying with-(a)-great voice saying: The salvation to our God namely-the (one) sitting on the throne and to-the lamb.
v11 And all the angels had-been-standing in-a-circle of-the throne and of-the elders and of-the four living-creatures, and they-fell on their faces in-sight of-the throne and they-worshipped the God,
v12 Saying: Amen, the blessing and the glory and the wisdom and the giving-of-thanks and the honor and the power and the strength to our God with-reference-to the ages of-the ages: amen.
v13 And one out-of the elders answered saying to-me: These, the (ones) having-been-and-still-cast-around (with) the stolees namely-the white (ones), who are-they and from-whence came-they?
v14 And I-have-said-and-still-say to him: My lord, you yourself know-absolutely. And he said to-me: These are the (ones) coming out-of the tribulation, namely-the great (one), and they-washed their stolees and they-whitened them in the blood of-the lamb,
v15 Because-of this they-are in-sight of-the throne of-the God, and they-are-serving him of-day and of-night in his sanctuary, and the (one) sitting on the throne will-tabernacle on them.
[Note; And we should remember that many Christians were killed during the Holocaust.  The believers (Christians) killed or "sleeping" (since the cross) have accepted Jesus as Messiah and YHVH and are therefore able to stand in his presence;  the "old testament saints" in Rev.6:9 have not yet been resurrected and committed to Messiah Yeshua/Jesus (Zech.12:10, Phil. 2:5-11) and therefore are as yet "out of sight" under the alter.]

 

The Holocaust is incomprehensible. May we remain hopeful in the truth that God does not lie.

 

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Parashat Kedoshim

"holy ones"
Torah portion:
Leviticus 19:1 - 20:27

Haftarah portion:

Amos 9:7-15
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

1 Peter 1:13-16

1 Corinthians 6:9-20
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.

* In 2015, 2017 and 2018, Kedoshim was read with Acharei Mot

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1 Peter 1:1  Peter (an) apostle of-Jesus Messiah to-chosen resident-aliens of-dispersion of-Pontus, of-Galatia, of-Cappadocia, of-Asia and of-Bithynia,

v2 According-to knowledge-before of-God Father, in holiness of-spirit, with-reference-to obedience and sprinkling of-blood of-Jesus Messiah; may favor to-YOU and peace be-multiplied.

v3 Blessed the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Messiah, namely-the-one having-begotten us again according-to his much mercy with-reference-to (a) living hope through resurrection of-Jesus Messiah out-of dead(s).

v4 With-reference-to (an) inheritance imperishable and undefiled and unfading, having-been-kept-and-still-being-kept in (the) heavens with-reference-to YOU

v5 The (ones) being-protectively-guarded in power of-God through trust with-reference-to (a) salvation prepared to-be-uncovered in (the) last season.

v6 In which YOU-are-exulting, (a) little-bit just-now if it-is-essential having-been-grieved in Various trials,

v7 In-order-that the means-of-proving YOUR trust much-more-price [than] gold being-perished, but through fire being-proved, it (your trust) might-be-found with-reference-to laudation and glory and honor (price) in uncovering of-Jesus Messiah;

v8 Whom not having-seen YOU-are-cherishing, with-reference-to whom just-now not seeing but trusting, YOU-are-exulting with-joy unspeakable and with-having-been-and-still-glorified.

v9 Obtaining-for-yourselves the finish of-the trust salvation of-souls.

v10 Concerning of-which salvation prophets sought-out and searched-out, the (ones) having-prophesied concerning of-the favor with-reference-to YOU,

v11 Searching with-reference-to whom or what-sort (of) season was-being-made-evident the spirit of-Messiah in them testifying-beforehand the sufferings with-reference-to Messiah and the glories after these-things.

v12 To-whom it-was-uncovered that not to-themselves but to-YOU they-were-ministering the-things, which now were-told to-YOU through the (ones) having-brought YOU good-news in Holy Spirit having-been-dispatched from heaven, with-reference-to which (things) angels are-desiring to-stoop-alongside.

v13 On-this-account having-girded-up the loins of YOUR intellects, being-sober, YOU-hope perfectly on the favor being-brought to-YOU in uncovering of Jesus Messiah.

v14 As children of-obedience not configuring-yourselves to-the desires formerly in YOUR ignorance,

Note: 1 Peter is to Hebrew Christians, so their former ignorance was in regards to the Gospel of Jesus Messiah.  They were not ignorant concerning the Sinai Covenant, i.e. "Torah"/law, commandments, statutes, decrees, etc.

v15 BUT according-to the holy-(one) having-called YOU also YOU yourselves become holy in all conduct,

v16 For-the-reason-that it-has-been-written-and-is-still-written:  YOU-shall-be holy because I (am) holy.

v17 And if YOU-are-calling-on (a) Father the-one judging without-respect-to-persons according-to the work of-each, YOU-turnabout in fear the time of YOUR dwelling-abroad,

v18 Knowing-absolutely that YOU-were not redeemed with-perishable-things, silver-coin or gold-objects, out-of YOUR aimless conduct given-over-from-(your)-father,

Note, these Hebrew Christians are not redeemed by the works/sacrifices of the law. This speaks of a higher holiness than that provided by the law, which was a shadow of this thing to come.  Heb.10:13.

v19 BUT with-precious blood as of-a-lamb-sacrifice unblemished and without-spot, Messiah,

v20 On-the-one-hand having-come-to-be-known-before-and-still-known before casting-down of (the) world, on-the-other-hand having-been-manifested on last of-the times because-of YOU

v21 The (ones) through him trusting with-reference-to God the (one) having-raised him out-of dead(s) and having-given glory to-him, so-that YOUR trust and hope be with-reference-to God.

v22 Having-purified-and-still-purifying YOUR souls in the obedience of-the truth with-reference-to brotherly-love without-hypocrisy, YOU-cherish one-another out-of (the) heart earnestly,

Note: this is the Law of Messiah.

v23 Having-been-begotten-again-and-still-begotten not out-of (a) perishable thing-sown BUT imperishable, through (the) living and remaining word of-God.

v24 For-the-reason-that all flesh as grass, and all its glory as flower of-grass; the grass was-dried-up, and the flower fell-away;

Note; the works of the flesh are temporary.

v25 But the saying of-Jehovah is-remaining into the age. But this is the saying namely-the good-news-having-been-brought with-reference-to YOU.


 

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Separating the Holy from the Profane:

The Sinai Law has been rendered inactive by the New Covenant. This is detailed in the book of Hebrews. 

It is profane for a Christian to attempt to follow the Sinai Law.

And so, again:

Digression A

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/Passover/haggadah-digressions/digression_A_NOT-sanctified-by-commandments.htm

Sanctification? Atonement? Propitiation? Remission? Forgiveness?

And Why all the Blood?
The Body of Messiah is the N.T. Assembly. A body cannot marry its own head.
We are not sanctified by our keeping of commandments;
Further - How the commandments are kept.

 

And so, again:

Jesus saves.

 

1 Corinthians 1:30   But out-of him YOU yourselves-are in Messiah Jesus, who became wisdom to-us from God, both righteousness and holiness and redemption.
v31 In-order-that according-as it-has-been-and-is-still-written: The (one) boasting let-him-be-boasting in Jehovah.
 

 

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Blood Red Moon?

 

There's been much "to do" about the April 15, 2014 "Blood Red Moon". 

This is often linked "as a sign" to Luke 21:25,-26 and Mark 13:24-25.

 

What happens if it's cloudy?

 

fact:  this lunar eclipse won't be visible at all in Israel.

http://danspace77.com/2014-eclipses-2/

And this applies to the April, 4, 2015 eclipse,

 

Next, the response is that these are signs to the Gentiles/nations, (at least when they can see them).

 

Well, I suppose the red moons could be a sign (Luke 21:25). But these eclipses are certainly not a sign that causes men to literally get scared to death (Lu.21:26). The nations are not worried about this red moon stuff:

A quote from the Farmer's Almanac:
"Full Pink Moon – April- This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn."

Jesus didn't speak these things to the nations. He said these things to Jews and then privately to his disciples (& about their relationship to/with Gentiles/nations) as he taught in the temple (Lu.20:1; 21:37; Mk.13:3). Of course, gentiles should listen too. I'll share some further thoughts...

 

 Of course, Jesus often spoke in parables. Scripture says he always spoke in parable to the crowds.  Again, these crowds were predominately Jewish, if not totally Jewish:

Matthew 14:34 The Jesus spoke all these-(things) in parables to-the crowds, and separate-from parable he-was not speaking to-them;

v35 In-which-case the-(thing) having-been-said through the prophet might-be-fulfilled, saying, I-shall-open my mouth in parables: I-shall-blurt-out (things)-having-been-and-still-hidden from casting-down of-(a)-world.

 

This is part of a 2000 year prophecy by Yeshua:

Luke 21:24 And they-will-fall by-mouth of-dagger, and they-will-be-led-captive into all the Gentiles; and Jerusalem will-be being-trodden by nations until seasons of-nations might-be-fulfilled.

[Jerusalem falls AD.70: - June 1967 Israel regains control of the Temple mount.  The season of the gentiles "might-be-filled".  Yes, a "diaspora" (dispersion) continues, but it is no longer a mandatory "galut" (exile).]


Luke 21:25 And signs will-be in sun and moon and stars, and over the earth (a) holding-together of-nations in perplexity, (as) sea and surf (is) sounding,

[According to Joseph's dream, the sun, moon and stars are Jacob, Rachel, and his eleven brothers.

Genesis 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed yet a dream: and, behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars made obeisance to me.
10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
11 And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.

Since Rachel was dead, how was this verse understood?  It spoke of the resurrection.  Certainly when the dead in Messiah come out of the graves, the nations will be perplexed -and when unbelievers see YHVH Yeshua return in glory, in wrath, it is quite possible to imagine that some will be scared to death - note Mk.13:26..

 

 Considering the related Mark 13:24,25: "BUT in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will-be-made-dark, and the moon will not give her radiance;v25 And the stars of-the heaven will-be falling-away, and the powers, the (ones) in the heavens will-be-stirred".

 

Note that the nearest star, Proxima Centauri, is around 25 trillion miles away, and stars move up to100 miles per second.  At 100 miles per second, 8,640,00 miles per day, it would take it over 330 years to get here.

(Corrections below, Oct. 17, 2014)

100 x 60 = 6000 miles traveled per minute

6000 x 60 =360000 miles traveled per hour

360000 x 24 = 8640000 miles traveled per day

8,640,000 x 365.25 = 3,155,760,000  miles traveled per year

25,000,000,000,000 / 3,155,760,000  = 7,922.022 years for this star to reach the sun/earth. 

 

 

 

This star is actually moving much slower towards earth, 13.484mi/s, so at that rate it will take it  over 58,000 years to get to the sun.  (The sun is about 93 million miles away from earth, but if there were two of them, we would be toast!)

13.484 x 60 sec =  809.04 miles traveled per minute

809.04 x 60 = 48,542.4 miles traveled per hour

48, 542.4 x 24 =  1165017.6 miles traveled per day

1165017.6 x 365.25 = 425,522,678.4 miles traveled per year

25,000,000,000,000 /  425,522,678.4= 58751.275241080076826288372977115 years for this star to reach the sun/earth. 

 

The sun, moon and stars here in Luke and at Mk.13:24,25 would therefore appear to be figurative.  Note that "will-be falling-away" is a periphrastic future, the stars will be continuously falling away, not all at once - again, figuratively speaking of Israel, because  God uses the permanency of the literal stars as a guarantee of Israel's existence:

 Jeremiah 31:35 Thus saith Jehovah, who giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, who stirreth up the sea, so that the waves thereof roar; Jehovah of hosts is his name: 

36 If these ordinances depart from before me, saith Jehovah, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. 

37 Thus saith Jehovah: If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, then will I also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith Jehovah.

 

Perhaps with "sea and surf sounding" consider Jude v13 "Wild waves of (a) sea foaming-up the shames of-themselves, stars leaders-astray, for-whom the gloom of-the darkness has-been-kept-and-is-still-kept with-reference-to (an) age."]

 

Concerning how they viewed the stars in Jesus' day, consider the Antikythera Mechanism:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_Mechanism

Briefly, with more to follow: Absolutely amazing!  The Antikythera mechanism proves that the mankind of Jesus' day (and much earlier) were quite knowledgeable concerning the movement of the celestial bodies. 


Cont.

 Luke 21:26 (As) MEN (are) stopping-breathing from fear and anticipation of-the-(things) coming-on for-the inhabited-earth, for the powers of-the heavens will-be-stirred.

[The red moons MAY be a fig leaf to Israel, but at any rate they are not causing men (anthropos, mankind) to be literally scared to death. Unless this is happening in some Messianic circles?] [edit 10-2015: More likely the Word of God is being blasphemed by false prophets and false teachers.  That is, because nothing happens as the "false" ones predict, the world mocks the Word of God.]

["inhabited-earth" - Satan is "leading-astray the total inhabited -earth" (Rev. 12:9).  This term refers to the Roman Ecumenical Assembly, see Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Vol 5, p159: "There is within the NT no disputing of the political oikoumenee understanding of the Roman Empire, not even in Rev."   That is to say, in scripture, the "inhabited-earth" is NOT the whole earth, much less "all creation"...Note Matt. 24 :14 And this good-news of-the kingdom will-be-preached in the total inhabited-earth with-reference-to (a) testimony to-all the Gentiles and then the finish will-be-present. "will be preached - future: yet compare "having been preached" @Col.1:23: "If in fact YOU-are-continuing in-the trust having-been-and-still-founded and immovable and not being-moved-away from the hope of-the good-news which YOU-heard, namely-the (good-news) having-been-preached in all creation namely-the (creation) under the heaven, of-which I Paul became (a) minister."]


Cont. Luke 21v27 And then they-will-see the son of-the MAN coming in (a) cloud with power and much glory.

[note - at the last trump, believers are instantly changed incorruptible (1Cor.15:51-52.  1 Thess. 4:13-18 - gives a rundown/sequence for three distinct groups 1. Those that sleep in Jesus. 2. Those dead in Messiah. 3. We (speaks of believers) that are alive and remain.  The dead in Messiah - Jews trusting towards Messiah and those blinded by God so as to not see Messiah, and the latter will look on him they pierced and mourn - this dictates that some time passes - maybe not much - until "all Israel is saved (Ro.11:26) ]


v28 But (as) these-(things) (are) beginning to-be-coming-to-pass YOU-stand-erect and YOU-elevate YOUR heads, for-the-reason-that YOUR redemption-back is-drawing-near.

[For 2000 years the salt (Israel) has "become stupid" (Luke 14:34), but will again in Messiah be seasoned.]


v29 And he-said (a) parable to-them, YOU-see the fig-tree and all the trees;

["and all the trees" - a reference to gentiles/nations. Israel the fig tree.]


v30 At-the-time-that they-might already cast-forward, (while) looking from yourselves, YOU-be-coming-to-know, that the summer is already near.
v31 Thus also YOU, at-the-time-that YOU-might-see these-(things) coming-to-pass, YOU-be-coming-to-know, that the kingdom of-the God is near.
v32 Amen I-am-saying to-YOU, that by-no-means might this race go-past, till all-(things) might-come-to-pass.

[speaks of the permanence of the Jew]


v33 The heaven and the earth will-go-past, but by-no-means might my words go-past.

 

[I agree he was saying to pay attention, and live right:]
v34 But YOU-be-paying-attention to-yourselves, lest-at-any-time YOUR hearts might-be-weighted with debauchery and drunkenness and anxieties pertaining-to-this-life, and that day might-stand-by sudden upon YOU;
v35 For it-will-come-on as (a) snare upon all the-(ones) sitting upon face of-all the earth.
v36 Therefore YOU-be-being-sleepless petitioning in every season, in-order-that YOU-might-be-deemed-worthy to-flee-out-of all these-(things), the-(ones) being-about to-be-coming-to-pass, and to-be-stood in-front of-the son of-the MAN.

[Watch.]
v37 But he-was the days in the temple teaching, but the nights going-out he-was-lodging-outside with-reference-to the mountain namely-the-(one) being-called of-olives;

 

There are many prophecies regarding the end times which require a lot of bible study to begin to understand.  Bible prophecy is not to allow us to become fortune tellers, but rather to show God's glory as prophetic truths unfold.  I suspect that men's ignorance of biblical prophecies, coupled with their vanity,  leads them to seek attention via means of the "blood red moon" hype.  It is easier to make something up than it is to study the bona fide ("in good faith") prophecies that God, The Word, has given.

 

However, these red moons are fun to observe!

 

 

Additional Support:

 

List of eclipses that were not or will not be seen in Israel:

Total lunar eclipse April 15, 2014.  No eclipse seen at all anywhere in Israel.  Pink moon in some USA areas.

Annular solar eclipse April 29, 2014.  No eclipse seen at all anywhere in Israel.

Total lunar eclipse October, 2014.  No eclipse seen at all anywhere in Israel.

Partial solar eclipse October 23, 2014..  No eclipse seen at all anywhere in Israel.

Total Lunar eclipse April 4, 2015. No eclipse seen at all anywhere in Israel. Pink moon in some USA areas.

 

 

From NASA, a list of past and future solar eclipses viewable from Jerusalem, Israel:

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/JSEX/JSEX-AS.html

 

From NASA, a list of past and future lunar eclipses viewable from Jerusalem, Israel:

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/JLEX/JLEX-AS.html

 

 

There are no solar or lunar eclipses, partial or full, viewable in 2014 from Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Isaiah 1:3   Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. 

4   Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. 

 

Calendars and years:

Calendar year.  The Gregorian calendar, as used for civil purposes, is an international standard. It is a solar calendar, meaning that it is designed to maintain synchrony with the tropical year. It has a cycle of 400 years (146,097 days). Each cycle repeats the months, dates, and weekdays. The average year length is 146,097/400 = 365+97/400 = 365.2425 days per year, a close approximation to the tropical year. (Seidelmann, 1992, pp. 576–81)

 

Tropical Year

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_year

A tropical year (also known as a solar year), for general purposes, is the length of time that the Sun takes to return to the same position in the cycle of seasons, as seen from Earth; for example, the time from vernal equinox to vernal equinox, or from summer solstice to summer solstice. Because of the precession of the equinoxes, the seasonal cycle does not remain exactly synchronized with the position of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun. As a consequence, the tropical year is about 20 minutes shorter than the time it takes Earth to complete one full orbit around the Sun as measured with respect to the fixed stars (the sidereal year).

 

The Gregorian calendar is a reformed version of the Julian calendar. By the time of the reform in 1582, the date of the vernal equinox had shifted about 10 days, from about March 21 at the time of the First Council of Nicaea in 325, to about March 11. According to North, the real motivation for reform was not primarily a matter of getting agricultural cycles back to where they had once been in the seasonal cycle; the primary concern of Christians was the correct observance of Easter. The rules used to compute the date of Easter used a conventional date for the vernal equinox (March 21), and it was considered important to keep March 21 close to the actual equinox. (North, 1983, pp. 75–76)

 

If society in the future still attaches importance to the synchronization between the civil calendar and the seasons, another reform of the calendar will eventually be necessary. According to Blackburn and Holford-Strevens (who used Newcomb's value for the tropical year) if the tropical year remained at its 1900 value of 365.24219878125 days the Gregorian calendar would be 3 days, 17 min, 33 s behind the Sun after 10,000 years. Aggravating this error, the length of the tropical year (measured in Terrestrial Time) is decreasing at a rate of approximately 0.53 s per 100 tropical years. Also, the mean solar day is getting longer at a rate of about 1.5 ms per 100 tropical years. These effects will cause the calendar to be nearly a day behind in 3200. A possible reform would be to omit the leap day in 3200, keep 3600 and 4000 as leap years, and thereafter make all centennial years common except 4500, 5000, 5500, 6000, etc. The effects are not sufficiently predictable to form more precise proposals. (Blackburn & Holford-Strevens, 2003, p. 692)

 

Borkowski (1991, p. 121) states "because of high uncertainty in the Earth's rotation it is premature at present to suggest any reform that would reach further than a few thousand years into the future." He estimates that in 4000 the Gregorian year (which counts actual solar days) will be behind the tropical year by 0.8 to 1.1 days. (p. 126)

 

Sidereal year

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidereal_year

A sidereal year is the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun once with respect to the fixed stars. Hence it is also the time taken for the Sun to return to the same position with respect to the fixed stars after apparently travelling once around the ecliptic. This differs from the solar or tropical year which has length equal to the time interval between vernal equinoxes in successive years. It was equal to 365.256363004 SI days[1] at noon 1 January 2000 (J2000.0). This is 6 hours and 9.1626 minutes longer than the standard calendar year of 365 SI days, and 20m24.5128s longer than the mean tropical year at J2000.0.[1] The word "sidereal" is derived from the Latin sidus meaning "star".

 

Precession of the equinoxes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axial_precession_(astronomy)

Earth's precession was historically called the precession of the equinoxes, because the equinoxes moved westward along the ecliptic relative to the fixed stars, opposite to the yearly motion of the Sun along the ecliptic. This term is still used in non-technical discussions, that is, when detailed mathematics are absent. Historically,[2] Hipparchus has been credited with discovering precession of the equinoxes, although evidence from cuneiform tablets suggest that his statements and mathematics relied heavily on Babylonian astronomical materials that had existed for many centuries prior. The exact dates of his life are not known, but astronomical observations attributed to him by Ptolemy date from 147 BC to 127 BC.

 

Etymologically, precession and procession are terms that relate to motion (derived from the Latin processio, “a marching forward, an advance”). Generally the term procession is used to describe a group of objects moving forward, whereas, the term precession is used to describe a group of objects moving backward. The stars viewed from Earth are seen to proceed in a procession from east to west daily, due to the Earth’s diurnal motion, and yearly, due to the Earth’s revolution around the Sun. At the same time the stars can be observed to move slightly retrograde, at the rate of approximately 50 arc seconds per year, a phenomenon known as the “precession of the equinox".

 

The precession of the Earth's axis has a number of observable effects. First, the positions of the south and north celestial poles appear to move in circles against the space-fixed backdrop of stars, completing one circuit in approximately 26,000 years. Thus, while today the star Polaris lies approximately at the north celestial pole, this will change over time, and other stars will become the "north star".[2] In approximately 3200 years, the star Gamma Cephei in the Cepheus constellation will succeed Polaris for this position. The south celestial pole currently lacks a bright star to mark its position, but over time precession also will cause bright stars to become south stars. As the celestial poles shift, there is a corresponding gradual shift in the apparent orientation of the whole star field, as viewed from a particular position on Earth.

 

Secondly, the position of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun at the solstices, equinoxes, or other time defined relative to the seasons, slowly changes.[2] For example, suppose that the Earth's orbital position is marked at the summer solstice, when the Earth's axial tilt is pointing directly toward the Sun. One full orbit later, when the Sun has returned to the same apparent position relative to the background stars, the Earth's axial tilt is not now directly toward the Sun: because of the effects of precession, it is a little way "beyond" this. In other words, the solstice occurred a little earlier in the orbit. Thus, the tropical year, measuring the cycle of seasons (for example, the time from solstice to solstice, or equinox to equinox), is about 20 minutes shorter than the sidereal year, which is measured by the Sun's apparent position relative to the stars. Note that 20 minutes per year is approximately equivalent to one year per 25,772 years, so after one full cycle of 25,772 years the positions of the seasons relative to the orbit are "back where they started". (Other effects also slowly change the shape and orientation of the Earth's orbit, and these, in combination with precession, create various cycles of differing periods; see also Milankovitch cycles. The magnitude of the Earth's tilt, as opposed to merely its orientation, also changes slowly over time, but this effect is not attributed directly to precession.)

 

For identical reasons, the apparent position of the Sun relative to the backdrop of the stars at some seasonally fixed time slowly regresses a full 360° through all twelve traditional constellations of the zodiac, at the rate of about 50.3 seconds of arc per year (approximately 360 degrees divided by 25,772), or 1 degree every 71.6 years. The constellation or house of the zodiac in front of which the Sun rises at the vernal equinox is therefore changed, and this is described as "the age of (the zodiac sign or house)," (e.g.; The Age of Aquarius). Various trends in mythological and religious beliefs are associated with the change of Ages and the different nature of the astrological sign associated with the zodiac constellation.[6]

 

 

Hipparchus' discovery[edit]Hipparchus gave an account of his discovery in On the Displacement of the Solsticial and Equinoctial Points (described in Almagest III.1 and VII.2). He measured the ecliptic longitude of the star Spica during lunar eclipses and found that it was about 6° west of the autumnal equinox. By comparing his own measurements with those of Timocharis of Alexandria (a contemporary of Euclid, who worked with Aristillus early in the 3rd century BC), he found that Spica's longitude had decreased by about 2° in about 150 years. He also noticed this motion in other stars. He speculated that only the stars near the zodiac shifted over time. Ptolemy called this his "first hypothesis" (Almagest VII.1), but did not report any later hypothesis Hipparchus might have devised. Hipparchus apparently limited his speculations, because he had only a few older observations, which were not very reliable.

 

Why did Hipparchus need a lunar eclipse to measure the position of a star? The equinoctial points are not marked in the sky, so he needed the Moon as a reference point. Hipparchus already had developed a way to calculate the longitude of the Sun at any moment. A lunar eclipse happens during Full moon, when the Moon is in opposition. At the midpoint of the eclipse, the Moon is precisely 180° from the Sun. Hipparchus is thought to have measured the longitudinal arc separating Spica from the Moon. To this value, he added the calculated longitude of the Sun, plus 180° for the longitude of the Moon. He did the same procedure with Timocharis' data (Evans 1998, p. 251). Observations such as these eclipses, incidentally, are the main source of data about when Hipparchus worked, since other biographical information about him is minimal. The lunar eclipses he observed, for instance, took place on April 21, 146 BC, and March 21, 135 BC (Toomer 1984, p. 135 n. 14).

 

Hipparchus also studied precession in On the Length of the Year. Two kinds of year are relevant to understanding his work. The tropical year is the length of time that the Sun, as viewed from the Earth, takes to return to the same position along the ecliptic (its path among the stars on the celestial sphere). The sidereal year is the length of time that the Sun takes to return to the same position with respect to the stars of the celestial sphere. Precession causes the stars to change their longitude slightly each year, so the sidereal year is longer than the tropical year. Using observations of the equinoxes and solstices, Hipparchus found that the length of the tropical year was 365+1/4−1/300 days, or 365.24667 days (Evans 1998, p. 209). Comparing this with the length of the sidereal year, he calculated that the rate of precession was not less than 1° in a century. From this information, it is possible to calculate that his value for the sidereal year was 365+1/4+1/144 days (Toomer 1978, p. 218). By giving a minimum rate he may have been allowing for errors in observation.

 

To approximate his tropical year Hipparchus created his own lunisolar calendar by modifying those of Meton and Callippus in On Intercalary Months and Days (now lost), as described by Ptolemy in the Almagest III.1 (Toomer 1984, p. 139). The Babylonian calendar used a cycle of 235 lunar months in 19 years since 499 BC (with only three exceptions before 380 BC), but it did not use a specified number of days. The Metonic cycle (432 BC) assigned 6,940 days to these 19 years producing an average year of 365+1/4+1/76 or 365.26316 days. The Callippic cycle (330 BC) dropped one day from four Metonic cycles (76 years) for an average year of 365+1/4 or 365.25 days. Hipparchus dropped one more day from four Callipic cycles (304 years), creating the Hipparchic cycle with an average year of 365+1/4−1/304 or 365.24671 days, which was close to his tropical year of 365+1/4−1/300 or 365.24667 days.

 

We find Hipparchus' mathematical signatures in the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient astronomical computer of the second century BC. The mechanism is based on a solar year, the Metonic Cycle, which is the period the Moon reappears in the same star in the sky with the same phase (full Moon appears at the same position in the sky approximately in 19 years), the Callipic cycle (which is four Metonic cycles and more accurate), the Saros cycle and the Exeligmos cycles (three Saros cycles for the accurate eclipse prediction). The study of the Antikythera Mechanism proves that the ancients have been using very accurate calendars based on all the aspects of solar and lunar motion in the sky. In fact, the Lunar Mechanism which is part of the Antikythera Mechanism depicts the motion of the Moon and its phase, for a given time, using a train of four gears with a pin and slot device which gives a variable lunar velocity that is very close to the second law of Kepler, i.e. it takes into account the fast motion of the Moon at perigee and slower motion at apogee. This discovery proves that Hipparchus mathematics were much more advanced than Ptolemy describes in his books, as it is evident that he developed a good approximation of Kepler΄s second law.

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Antikythera Mechanism!:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_Mechanism

Absolutely amazing!  The Antikythera mechanism proves  that the mankind of Jesus' day (and much earlier) were quite knowledgeable concerning the movement of the celestial bodies.  This was made about 100 bc, and this gives a scientific “sighting” of the new moon to the time of Messiah, and earlier.  Instructions were included and it was set up so that a layperson could operate it.  It is interesting that the technology is placed in Babylon; that is, the Greeks got it from the Babylonians.

Some highlights:

 "Moreover, the divisions on the inside of the dial at the cardinal points indicate the start of a new full moon cycle."

"The scientists who have reconstructed the Antikythera mechanism also agree that it was too sophisticated to have been a unique device."

"In 2006 Wright completed what he believed to be an almost exact replica of the mechanism"

"The Moon mechanism, using an ingenious train of gears, two of them linked with a slightly offset axis and pin in a slot, shows the position and phase of the Moon during the month. The velocity of the Moon appears to vary according to the theory of Hipparchus, and to a good approximation follows Kepler's second law for the angular velocity, being faster near the perigee and slower at the apogee."

"Nature published another study in November 2010,[86] which suggests that the mechanism may be based on computation methods used in Babylonian astronomy, not ancient Greek astronomy, implying that Babylonian astronomy inspired the Greek counterpart; including the mechanical constructs"

 

Equinox

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox

Date

When Julius Caesar established his calendar in 45 BC he set 25 March as the spring equinox. Because a Julian year (365.25 days) is slightly longer than an actual year the calendar drifted with respect to the equinox, such that the equinox was occurring on about 21 March in AD 300 and by AD 1500 it had reached 11 March.

 

This drift induced Pope Gregory XIII to create a modern Gregorian calendar. The Pope wanted to restore the edicts concerning the date of Easter of the Council of Nicaea of AD 325. (Incidentally, the date of Easter itself is fixed by an approximation of lunar cycles used in the Hebraic calendar, but according to the historian Bede the English name "Easter" comes from a pagan celebration by the Germanic tribes of the vernal (spring) equinox.) So the shift in the date of the equinox that occurred between the 4th and the 16th centuries was annulled with the Gregorian calendar, but nothing was done for the first four centuries of the Julian calendar. The days of 29 February of the years AD 100, AD 200, AD 300, and the day created by the irregular application of leap years between the assassination of Caesar and the decree of Augustus re-arranging the calendar in AD 8, remained in effect. This moved the equinox four days earlier than in Caesar's time.

 

Consider how this might affect the actual date of the last Passover of Jesus.  If you don't trust the Word in Luke 22, which says he kept the Passover, these things - may - help explain how Jesus could keep/eat the Passover on one day and be the Passover on the next. 

By him all things consist: Colossians 1:16 Because in him [the] all things were created in the heavens and on the earth, the (things) visible and the (things) invisible, whether thrones or lordships or rulers or authorities; [the] all-things have-been-and-still-are-created through him and with-reference-to him;
v17 And he himself is before all (things) and in him [the] all-things have-stood-and-still-stand-together,

 

Jesus, as the creator of time and space and everything therein, knew precisely the day and times of Passover.  Perhaps as in similitude of man he kept man's passover on one day and then kept His passover on the next...

Romans 8:1 So (there-is) now not-one condemnation's-punishment to-the (ones) in Messiah Jesus.

v2 For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death.

v3 For the impossible (thing) of-the law, in which it-was-being-weak through the flesh, the God having-sent the son of-himself in similitude of-flesh of-sin and concerning sin he-condemned the sin in the flesh,

v4 In-order-that the just-act of-the law might-be-fulfilled in us, the (ones) walking-around not according-to flesh BUT according-to spirit.

 

Philippians 2:5 YOU-be-having this opinion in YOU which also (is) in Messiah Jesus,

v6 Who existing in form of-God considered not the being equal with-God (a thing for) seizure,

v7 BUT he-emptied himself having-taken form of (a) slave, having-become in similitude of-MEN;

v8 And having-been-found in-figure as MAN he-humbled himself having-become obedient as-far-as death, but death of-(a)-cross.

v9 and on-this-account the God exceedingly-exalted him and bestowed-a-favor to-him the name, namely-the-one above every name,

v10 In-order-that in the name of-Jesus every knee might-bend of-(those)-in-(the)-heavenly and of-(those)-earthly and of-(those)-subterranean,

v11 And every tongue might-acknowledge that Jesus Messiah (is) Jehovah with-reference-to glory of-God (the) Father,

I have very limited understanding in this area, but I can sense that there are more than two ways to keep track of time, and yet just these two conflict by 20 minutes per year (the difference between the sidereal and tropical year, which works out to about 55.5 days in 4000 years (from creation to the cross).  These things come up as I contemplate how Jesus, the creator of time and space and everything therein (Col.1:16,17), could say he kept the Passover (Lu.22:11,15,20 – God – Jn 10:30- cannot lie) and yet also be our Passover (1 Cor.5:7).  Again, perhaps he was, as in similitude of man (Rom.8:3, Phil2.7), keeping one Passover and as YHVH keeping HIS Passover (Ex.12:11)?  Perhaps he was making a correction to the calendar?  Consider on our leap year how we add January 29 to the calendar; any following holidays have been in effect moved one day forward, yet that is indeed the holiday.  Kind of interesting that the calendar was changed in AD 8...man was tinkering with the calendar in Yeshua’s day.  At any rate a miracle happened: he made propitiation for our sins (Ro.3:24-25)!  Praise Yah!

 

 

Another's word on Blood Moons:

Be Strong and of Good Courage 

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Meditations/Chazak_v_ematz/chazak_v_ematz.html

by John Parsons

 

 

Jump to: Parashat Shemini

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Passover!

 

Begins Monday, April 14, 2014;  Friday, April 3, 2015;  Friday, April 22, 2016, Mon April 10, 2017, Friday, Mar 30, 2018 which coincides with Nisan 14, Nisan 15 beginning at sunset.

Daily Passover Portions:

Note these change a bit from year to year

 

Erev Pesach
(14 Nisan - Mon. Apr 14, 2014; Fri. Apr 3, 2015; Fri Apr 22, 2016; Mon Apr 10, 2017)
(night of Passover)

Starts at sunset, at the beginning of the Hebrew Calendar Nisan 15...

At sunset, Nisan 14 becomes Nisan 15
We read this haggadah for the Passover service...

Pesach 1
(15 Nisan - Tues. Apr 15, 2014;  Sat. Apr 4, 2015, Sat. Apr 23, 2016; Tues Apr 110, 2017)
First day of Passover
Exod. 12:21-51
Num. 28:16-25
Josh. 5:2-6:1
Luke 22:7-20; John 1:29-31;
1 Cor. 15:20-28

Pesach 2
(16 Nisan - Wed. Apr 16, 2014; Sunday. Apr 5, 2015; Sunday Apr 24, 2016; Wed Apr 12, 2017)
Second day of Passover
Lev. 22:26-23:44
Num. 28:16-25
2 Ki. 23:1-9; 21-25
Rev. 15:1-4

Omar count begins (and on actual correct day to start) in 2015 and 2016.

Note that some -incorrectly- consider the first day of the 7 week feast of unleavened breads as a mid-week (i.e. additional) Sabbath.  In other words, if Passover begins on a Monday as in  2014, they start their omar count on the day after the first DAY of unleavened breads...so in 2014, they began their omar count on Wed., and in 2015 and 2016 it works out - correctly - on the day following the Sabbath (sixth day) , which of course is Sunday.  (I think this is usually done to negate any  possibility that the Resurrection and Pentecost from occurring on a Sunday. However, that is not according to scripture as there is NO FEAST SABBATH, only the WEEKLY 7th DAY SABBATH...see "The Day Christ Died". Additionally, the counting of seven Shabbats till the day after the seventh Shabbat requires Pentecost to always occur on a Sunday.  The Resurrection Day controversy get down to splitting hairs as to when Yeshua was raised by God the Father from the dead to the point that some say he was raised AFTER the sabbath ended (considering the Hebrew calendar, i.e. after sunset on Saturday) but before Sunday began (according to the Gregorian calendar, i.e. at midnight.  So technically, that is correct, but it is also correct to say that the Resurrection occurred before daylight on the 24 hr period following the end of the Jewish Shabbat...and it is correct to say that the Shabbat is Saturday and that the following day is Sunday.



Pesach 3
(17 Nisan - Thur. Apr 17, 2014; Mon. Apr 6, 2015; Mon Apr 25, 2016; Thur Apr 13, 2017)
Resurrection Day
Exod. 13:1-16,
Num. 28:19-25

1 Cor. 15:20-23 (we read all of 1 Cor. ch15.)
Resurrection
of Yeshua

Pesach 4
(18 Nisan - Fri. Apr 18, 2014; Tue. Apr 7, 2015; Tues Apr 26, 2016; Fri Apr 14, 2017)
Exod. 22:24-23:19, Num. 28:19-25



Pesach 5
(19 Nisan - Sat Apr 19, 2014; Wed. Apr 8, 2015; Wed Apr 27, 2016; Sat Apr 15, 2017)
Shabbat on Passover 2014 and 2017 add Song of Songs
Exod. 33:12-34:26
Num. 28:19-25
Ezek. 37:1-14



Pesach 6
(20 Nisan - Sun Apr 20, 2014; Thu. Apr 9, 2015, Thur Apr 28, 2016; Sun Apr 16, 2017)
Omer Count Begins 2014 and 2017, Sunday, the "morrow" after the following weekly Shabbat.
Num. 9:1-14;
Num. 28:19-25


Pesach 7
(21 Nisan - Mon Apr 21, 2014; Fri. Apr 10, 2015; Fri Apr 29, 2016; Mon Apr 17, 2017)

Shabbat on Passover 2015 add Song of Songs
Exod. 13:17-15:26;
Num. 28:19-25
2 Sam. 22:1-51
Rev. 15:1-4

Pesach 8
(22 Nisan - Tue Apr 22, 2014; Sat. Apr 11, 2015; Sat Apr 30, 2016; Tues Apr 18, 2017)
Diaspora only (Rabbinical, not biblical)
Deut. 15:19-16:17
Num. 28:19-25
Isa. 10:32-12:6

 


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Shavuot (Pentecost)

 

June 8, 2014 is Shavuot/Pentecost

May 26, 2015 is Shavuot/Pentecost

June 12, 2016 is Shavuot/Pentecost

June 4, 2017 is Shavuot/Pentecost

May, 19, 2018 is Shavuot/Pentecost

 4-21-2014

Firstfruit (time of 1st wave) is always on a Sunday.  Pentecost (time of 2nd wave) is always on a Sunday.

The first fruit was waved after the weekly Sabbath during the Passover week.

 

Leviticus 23:4 These are the set feasts of Jehovah, even holy convocations

 (מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ -  mikrahay kodesh), which ye shall proclaim in their appointed season.
5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, is Jehovah's passover.
6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto Jehovah: seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread.
7 In the first day ye shall have a holy convocation (
מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ mikrah kodesh): ye shall do no servile work.
8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto Jehovah seven days: in the seventh day is a holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work.
:9 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring the sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest unto the priest:
11 and he shall wave the sheaf before Jehovah, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath (
הַשַּׁבָּת shabbath) the priest shall wave it.

The first and seventh days of unleavened bread are holy convocations (מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ mikrah kodesh); they are NOT SABBATHS.  The only Sabbath is the weekly 7th day Sabbath.  The sheaf of the first-fruit is waved by the priest on the day after the Weekly 7th day Sabbath.

 

Leviticus 23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, The set feasts of Jehovah, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my set feasts.

The set feasts are holy convocations, not Sabbaths. 

 

vs.3 Six days shall work be done: but on the seventh day is a sabbath (שַׁבַּת  shabbat) of solemn rest (שַׁבָּתֹון shabbathon), a holy convocation (מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ ); ye shall do no manner of work: it is a sabbath (שַׁבָּת ) unto Jehovah in all your dwellings

 

Just because a day is a holy convocation does not mean it is a Sabbath; however every 7th Day Sabbath is also called a holy convocation, and also called a Sabbath of solemn rest.

On a holy convocation, by itself, the commandment is to do no servile work.

On a Shabbat, by itself or in conjunction with any other day, the commandment is to do no manner of work.

Thus, a 7th day Sabbath is always "higher" (and thus different) than a holy convocation or a day of solemn rest.

 

Numbers  28:16 And in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, is Jehovah's passover. 

17 And on the fifteenth day of this month shall be a feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten. 

18 In the first day shall be a holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work;  

 

holy convocation - מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ

holy - קֹדֶשׁ kodesh

convocation - מִקְרָא mikrah  - LXX: επίκλητος - epikleetos

h4744

convocation, convoking, reading, a calling together

convocation, sacred assembly

convoking

reading

 

The first day of the feast of unleavended bread was a holy convocation (מִקְרָא mikrah). This day is NOT a Sabbath (שַׁבָּת - shabbath), although on this holy convocation they were to do no servile work, which was also the requirement of a day of solemn rest (שַׁבָּתוֹן - shabbathon), however, neither the holy convocation or day of solemn rest were Sabbaths.

 

Therefore, this would appear to indicate that the "counting of the Omar" begins the day (time) after the regular weekly (7th day) Sabbath, which is always a Sunday:

Leviticus 23:11 and he shall wave the sheaf before Jehovah, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath (הַשַּׁבָּת shabbath) the priest shall wave it.

 

  Lev 23:12 And in the day when ye wave the sheaf, ye shall offer a he-lamb without blemish a year old for a burnt-offering unto Jehovah.
13 And the meal-offering thereof shall be two tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto Jehovah for a sweet savor; and the drink-offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin.
14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor fresh ears, until this selfsame day, until ye have brought the oblation of your God: it is a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave-offering; seven sabbaths shall there be complete:
16 even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meal-offering unto Jehovah.

 

In, 2014,  Passover is on April 14, beginning at sunset.  IF you begin your Omar count on the following day as some do, a 50 day count puts you on Wednesday, June 4th. [Note on the Hebrew calendar, days begin/end at sunset; at sunset on April 14, Nisan 14 becomes Nisan 15, therefore "on the morrow" is April 16. ] Wednesday, of course, is NOT "the morrow after the seventh Sabbath, which is Saturday, May 31.

 

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How to Avoid the Messiah  

https://old.levitt.com/newsletters/1995-07

by Zola Levitt

"The only 'days of rest' between the Feasts are the weekly Sabbaths/Saturdays."

 

The Mystery of the Date of Pentecost

by Thomas S. McCall

 

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April 22, 2016 Passover

April 21, 2014


IF you call "Easter" by a different name, "Resurrection Day", which it is not, then is it still Easter?  I think so.

 

Passover #1.

  IF-SHEET #157 MN.  

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/Passover/IF-157-MN.jpg

By R.H. Mount

A harmony of the Gospels of Luke, Matthew, Mark and 1 Corinthians showing Jesus ate the Passover

 and showing the potential Seder steps via a LOT of guesswork.

Maybe they then followed similar to today's 15 step Haggadah, maybe not.

We know there were two cups...one before or during and one after the meal.

click image to enlarge

 

This is easier - and better - understood with the accompanying audio, however, if you are somewhat up to speed on Passover, it may still be somewhat interesting/edifying.  But if not; the colors are free!

 

Passover #2: 

 The Day Christ Died

by R.H.Mount

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/MOUNT/THE-DAY-CHRIST-DIED.pdf

 

I found this study helpful in that 1) it shows that in the Bible, Sabbaths are never called feasts and feasts are never called Sabbaths, 2) it distinguishes “Shabbahth” and “Shabbahthohn” and "kodesh mikrah" ("holy convocation"), and 3) explains that "3 days and 3 nights" is a Jewish idiom.   The author makes an interesting statement at the bottom of page 22.

 

Passover #3:

 Jesus wore the colors of the veil -  Blue  white   purple  Scarlet   Blue

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/Colors-of-Jesus-robes-match-veil.htm

Here’s a short study on how the colors of the Tabernacle – the overhead curtains – and the colors of the veils and gate matched the colors of the robes that Yeshua wore during his arrest, trial and crucifixion   There’s a link to another site that probably explains these things better, but it probably isn’t as colorful. I understand that some do not see the linen as a color, but maybe that shoe fits (equating fine linen to the color white) in the Yeshua picture.  Anyway this is fun Passover stuff to consider! 

 

Passover #4

The Passover IS The Lord's Supper, NOT "the Lords supper"

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/MOUNT-APOLOGETICS/APOLOGETICS_1_PASSOVER_IS_THE_LORDS_SUPPER.htm

A highlight of this study was learning that “KURIAKON” is an adjective (not a noun) meaning “lordly” or “imperial” (pp14).   There are about two hours of accompanying audio with this lesson, but even without the audio it may be possible to see the meaning of the title; “The Passover is The Lord’s Supper.

 

It helps me to restate it this way:

The Passover IS The Lord's Supper, NOT "the Lords supper"; i.e. the Passover is what The LORD (YHVH Yeshua) ate and instituted the New Covenant, as opposed to the thing (communion/Eucharist) that many call “The Lords Supper” (pp4-5) but actually has no supper involved.

 

Passover # 5

APOLOGETICS 2 -From Luke the Jew - For Judas the Judge, by R.H. Mount

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/MOUNT-APOLOGETICS/APOLOGETICS_2_LUKE_THE_JEW_JUDAS_THE_JUDGE.htm

 

Some highlights:  Judas is of course a key player in the passion play.  Not THE key player, but he had a ministry to perform, p 11.  Note the word “katarithmeomai”, p9, “having-been-and-still-is-numbered-down”.  Also “YOU yourselves” in Matt.19:28, pp8. Yeshua told Judas he chose him and that he would be a judge in the future kingdom.  There are – in the Greek text -  two separate places called “of blood” for different reasons; “A field of blood”, Mt27:8 – the Chief priest bought with the 30 pieces of silver, and “A piece of land of blood”, Acts 1:19 – which Judas bought.

 

Judas participated in this passover meal with Jesus, inclusive of the 3rd cup after the meal:

Luke 22v20 And in-the-same-way the cup after to-partake-supper, saying, This cup (is) the new-quality covenant in my blood, the-(one) being-poured-out in-behalf-of YOU.

v21 Further, behold, the hand of-the-(one) giving me over (is) with me on the table

 

Passover #6

The Truth About Jesus, IF You Really Want To Know

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/MOUNT/The-Truth-about-Jesus.pdf 

                          

Complex but well worth the effort: I think if you read the preface, you will be interested in the rest of the book.   There are some twenty hours of audio lessons available that complement this book by R.H. Mount. 

The Consistent Translation that Mount speaks of in the preface has been placed on the web by Phil & Diane Norden.  They also have some interesting articles on their website. Here’s a link:

http://thewildernesstabernacleofwitness.com/aconsistentnewtestament.html

 

Passover #7

(a) Passover Haggadah  (for Christians)

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/Passover-Haggadah-for-Christians-Homepage.htm

 

Passover #8

Digression A

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/Passover/haggadah-digressions/digression_A_NOT-sanctified-by-commandments.htm

Sanctification? Atonement? Propitiation? Remission? Forgiveness?

And Why all the Blood?

 

Passover #9

Digression 1

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/Passover/haggadah-digressions/1st-digression.htm

 The Lord's supper is Passover. The "Lord's Supper" is not Passover.

 


 

next portion

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Parashat Acharei Mot

"after the death"
Torah portion:
Leviticus 16:1 - 18:30

Haftarah portion:

Ezekiel 22:1 - 22:19
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Hebrews 9:11-28
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.

*In 2015, 2017 and 2018, Acharei Mot was read with Kedoshim.

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Parashat Acharei Mot

Beautiful commentary by John Parsons

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Matthew 26:44

Before his arrest, trial, and crucifixion,

Jesus prayed three times in the Garden of Gethsemane...not at the western wall........

A pattern for us?

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theme:

"After the death"

a man to stand alongside

 

Colossians 1:22 But at-this-instant he-reconciled-in-full in the body of his flesh through the death, to-stand YOU alongside holy and unblemished and unreprovable completely-in-sight of-him,

"to-stand YOU alongside" παραστῆσαι ὑμᾶς

 

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I-am-being-jealous-(of) YOU with-a-jealousy of-God, for I-myself-joined YOU to-one man to-stand-alongside (a) pure virgin for-the Messiah;

"I-myself-joined" -ηρμοσάμην  "to-stand-alongside" -παραστήσαι

v3 But I-am-fearing lest by-any-means as the serpent deluded Eve in his craftiness, thus YOUR thoughts might-be-corrupted from the simplicity and the pureness (namely-that) with-reference-to Messiah.

 

Ephesians 2:10 For of-him we-are (a) thing-made having-been-created in Messiah Jesus on good works, to-which the God prepared-before (us?)  in-order-that we-might-walk-around in them.

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 "So that if anyone (is) in Messiah, (he-is) (a) new-quality creation; the ancient-things went-past, behold the all-things have-become-and-still-are new-quality."

 

 

The head = Messiah

The man = the body  - without Messiah, the body is "headless".

Ephesians 5:23 Because (a) husband is head of-the wife as also the Messiah (is) head of-the assembly, himself Savior of-the body.

 

 Ephesians 5v30 Because we-are members of his body.

v31 Instead-of this (a) MAN shall-leave-behind the father and the mother and he-shall-be-very-united to his wife and the two shall-be with-reference-to flesh, one.

v32 This mystery is great, but I-myself am-saying with-reference-to Messiah and with-reference-to the assembly

 

A head cannot "marry" its own body.  If they are attached together, they are already @ Echad/unity/one.

 

2 Timothy 4:17 But the Lord stood-alongside with-me and he-made me powerful, in-order-that through me he-might-bring-to-fulness the preaching and all the Gentiles might-hear, and I-was-delivered out-of (the) mouth of-(the)-lion.
v18 The Lord will-deliver me from every evil work and he-will-save with-reference-to his kingdom namely-the heavenly: to-whom the glory with-reference-to the ages of-the ages, amen.

 

1 Corinthians 3:16 "Are YOU not knowing absolutely that YOU are the sanctuary of the God, and the spirit of God is dwelling in YOU?

 

 

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Parashat Metzora

"leper"
Torah portion:
Leviticus 14:1 - 15:33

Haftarah portion:

2 Kings 7:3-20
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Matthew 8:1-17
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.

In 2015, 2017 and 2018, this isa read along with Parashat Tazria - a double portion.

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The Leper Messiah

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Parashah/Summaries/Metzora/Leper_Messiah/leper_messiah.html

by John Parsons

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The concept of an "evil tongue" in the body of Messiah surfaces again this week. 

 

For balance, what God says to do in order to avoid "handling" the unclean:

2 Corinthians 6:14 YOU-be not becoming being-differently-yoked to-unbelieving-(ones); for what sharing by-justice and by-lawlessness, or what participation by-light toward darkness?

Note this may also speak of the lawlessness of those that do not trust in YHVH Jesus Messiah; i.e. those that are without the law of Messiah:

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

Could likewise, the "evil tongue" ~ Lashon Hara ~ perhaps not be what it is often said to be?
v15 But what agreement of-Messiah toward Beliar, or what portion by-(one)-trusting with (an) unbelieving-(one)?
v16 But what placing-down-together by-(a)-sanctuary of-God with idols? For YOU yourselves-are (a) sanctuary of-(a)-living God; according-as the God said that I-shall-in dwell in them and I-shall-walk-around-among (them), and I-shall-be their God, and they themselves-shall-be my people.
v17 On-this-account YOU-come-out out-of (the) midst of-them and YOU-be-severed, Jehovah is-saying, and YOU-handle not of-(an)-unclean-thing;

Even in this isolation, note Jehovah's enduring lovingkindness - he will not leave you as an orphan:
v18 And-I myself-shall-receive YOU in, and I-shall-be to-YOU with-reference-to (a) father, and YOU yourselves-shall-be to-me with-reference-to sons and daughters, Jehovah Almighty is-saying.

 

This "coming out from" and "severance from"  would seemingly include those that do not distinguish the body of Messiah in the Passover meal's unleavened bread, but rather keep "communion" with leavened bread.

Communion/Eucharist is Satan's lie. See Apologetics 1, by Ralph Mount.

 

.. this is a lonely business. 

Solace if found:  "study to show yourself approved unto God".  For trust comes by hearing, and hearing through the Word of God.  Note the "quiet life" Jesus prescribes for the healed leper:

Matthew 8:4 And the Jesus is-saying to-him, You-be-seeing you-might-say to-no-one; BUT you-be-withdrawing, you-point-out yourself to-the priest, and you-offer the gift which Moses prescribed with-reference-to (a) witness to-them.

Jesus is our High Priest...

 

More for balancing the false "lashon hara" with the truth:

2 Thessalonians 1:5 (A) demonstrator of-the just judgement of-the God, with-reference-to YOU to-be-deemed-worthy of-the kingdom of-the God, in-behalf-of which YOU-are also suffering,
v6 If-altogether (it-is) (a) just-thing beside God to-repay tribulation to-the (ones) oppressing YOU
v7 And relaxation with us to-YOU the (ones) being oppressed, in the uncovering of-the Lord Jesus from heaven with messengers of-his power
v8 In fire of-flame, giving an-avenging to-the (ones) not knowing God absolutely and to-the (ones) not obeying the good-news of-our Lord Jesus,
v9 They-who will-pay that-which-is-just, eternal ruination from face of-the Lord and from the glory namely-of-his strength,
v10 At-the-time-that he-might-come to-be-glorified in his holy-ones and to-be-marvelled in all the (ones) having-trusted, because our testimony over YOU was-trusted, in that day.

Those that do not obey the Gospel of Jesus do not know God absolutely.  Note "eternal ruination" is not a "refinement" but a punishment that ends in being exiled from the face of the Lord.  Again, even in that, consider YHVH's lovingkindness: Now, at this time, those under the alter (Rev.6:9) are not "in sight of the throne" (Rev.7:14).  But note these also are banished "from the glory".

 

Jesus mentions banishment to an outer darkness just after finding trust in a gentile (of all places):

Matthew 8v11 But I-am-saying to-YOU, that many will-be-present from risings and settings, and they-will-be-reclined-again with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of-the heavens;
v12 But the sons of-the kingdom will-be-cast-out into the darkness namely-the outer: the weeping and the gnashing of-the teeth will-be there.
Even in this severity, there is hope:

Psa 18:11 (ASV) He made darkness (חֹשֶׁךְ choshek) his hiding-place, his pavilion round about him, Darkness(חֲשֵׁכָה chashekah) of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

"outer darkness" is not the same as "hell"

As believers are changed "imperishable" at the last trump (1Cor.15:52), that rod of iron that Yeshua rules with is not for us...we won't sin....but provides hope yet still to others during His millennial reign.

 

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Mar 30, 2014/Apr 6 edits

drafting The Leper Miracle vs. Overlapping Calendars

Some are saying that Jesus could not have kept the Passover on one day and been the Passover on the next day.

Some say this is impossible.

Jesus said he kept the Passover, Luke 22.

Yet he was crucified on and as Passover. 1 Corinthians 5:7

That's a miracle.

Jesus touched and cured this leper.  That's the Greater Miracle here.

Matthew 8:17 In-which-case the-(thing) having-been-said through Isaiah the prophet might-be-fulfilled, saying, He himself-took the weaknesses of-us, and he-bore the diseases.

Matthew8:1 But (as) he (was) having-descended from the mountain, many crowds followed with-him.
v2 And behold, a leper having-come was worshipping to-him, saying, Lord, if you-might-be-willing, you-are-being-able to-cleanse me.
v3 And having-stretched-out the hand the Jesus handled of-him, saying, I-am-willing, you-be-cleansed. And immediately his leprosy was-cleansed.
v4 And the Jesus is-saying to-him, You-be-seeing you-might-say to-no-one; BUT you-be-withdrawing, you-point-out yourself to-the priest, and you-offer the gift which Moses prescribed with-reference-to (a) witness to-them.

 

v5 But (as) the Jesus (was) having-come-in into Capernaum, (a) hundred-ruler came-near to-him, entreating him
v6 And saying, Lord, my male-servant has-been-and-is-still-cast in the house paralytic, being terribly tormented.
v7 And the Jesus is-saying to-him, I myself having-come shall-heal him.
v8 And the hundred-ruler having-answered was-stating, Lord, I-am not adequate in-order-that you-might-come-in under my roof, BUT you only say (a) word and my male-servant will-be-cured.
v9 For I myself-am also (a) MAN under authority, having soldiers under myself: and I-am-saying to-this-(one), You-proceed, and he-is-proceeding; and to-another, You-be-coming, and he-is-coming; and to my slave, You-do this, and he-is-doing.
v10 But the Jesus having-heard he-marvelled, and he-said to-the (ones) following, Amen I-am-saying to-YOU, neither among the Israeli I-found this-much trust.

 

Matthew 8:11 But I-am-saying to-YOU, that many will-be-present from risings and settings, and they-will-be-reclined-again with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of-the heavens;
v12 But the sons of-the kingdom will-be-cast-out into the darkness namely-the outer: the weeping and the gnashing of-the teeth will-be there.
Even in this severity, there is hope:

Psa 18:11 (ASV) He made darkness (חֹשֶׁךְ choshek) his hiding-place, his pavilion round about him, Darkness(חֲשֵׁכָה chashekah) of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

"outer darkness" is not the same as "hell"

Apr 7, 2014; May 10, 2017

Pesach Sheni

If Jesus didn't keep the first Passover, why didn't he keep Pesach Sheni?

 

Shema: There are some 2000 Haggadahs.  The order* varies.

Luke 22:1 But the feast of-the unleavened-breads was-drawing-near, namely-the-(one) being-called pass-over.

v2 And the chief-priests and the scribes were-seeking the how they-might-carry him off, for they-themselves-were-fearing the people.

v3 But the Satan went-in into Judas the-(one) being-nicknamed Iscariot, being out-of the number of-the twelve.

This is the 1st time Satan enters Judas. Note this is -possibly? - not at Passover or the "Early Supper" but two days before Passover (Matt.26:2; Jn.13:1-2.  This is in regards to agreeing on the amount of silver coin to give over Yeshua for (Matt.26:14,15 and note the future sense of vs16, of looking for a time to give over (not betray) Yeshua...then a foot washing, which is not a part of Passover, but note Jesus cleansed Judas (Jn.13:12).  Later, Satan enters Judas again @Jn.13:27 which may have been at the Seder.)

It seems to me that John ch13 may command/dictate (that we see) both a supper two days before and that also the supper of the "Last Passover".

 

v4 And having-gone-away he-spoke-together with-the chief-priests and the commanders the how he-might-give him over to-them.

v5 And they-rejoiced, and they-put-themselves-together to-give to-him silver-coin.

v6 And he-acknowledged, and he-was-seeking (a) good-season to-give him over to-them minus (a) crowd.

 

This is the Passover meal:

v7 But the day of-the unleavened-breads came in which it-was-essential the passover to-be-being-sacrificed.

Note the first Passover was never kept again in the same manner.  Also, note that the first Passover was "outside" the law, as the law had not been given at Sinai.  There was no Levitical priesthood at the first Passover in Egypt. By the time of Christ, Passover and the Feast of Unleavened breads had been combined - see vs1 above. Note Mk.14:12:"And on the first day of the unleavened breads, when they are sacrificing the passover..."

Also note that Yeshua had already stopped the Levitical priesthood service:

Mark 11:16 "And he-was not letting-be in-order-that any-one might-bring-through (an) article through the temple."

 Yeshua could do this because He is YHVH.

 

v8 And he-dispatched Peter and John, saying, Having-proceeded YOU-prepare for-us the passover, in-order-that we-might-eat.

 

 Hebrews 6:17 In which the God purposing to-show more-exceedingly to-the heirs of-the promise the unchangeableness of his purpose he-mediated by (an) oath.

Note: the unchangeableness of his purpose  - The Law (Sinai) was ADDED because of transgression. His purpose (perhaps seen as his "echadness" - by him all things consist, Col.1:17) remains unchanged.

Galatians 3:19 Therefore what (is) the law? It-was added for-sake-of the transgressions, until the seed might-come to-whom it-has-been-and-still-is-promised, having-been-ordered through messengers, in hand of-a-mediator.


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Heb. 6:18 In-order-that through two unchangeable things, in which (it-is) impossible (for) God to-lie, we-might-be-having strong comfort, the (ones) having-fled-for-refuge to-retain of-the hope lying-before (us);
 v19 Which (hope) we-are-having as (an) anchor of-the soul both sure and firm and going-in into the inner (side) of-the veil,
 v20 Where-in-which (a) forerunner went-in in-behalf-of us, Jesus, having-become (a) chief-priest according-to the arrangement of-Melchisedec with-reference-to the age.

 

John 10:30  I and the Father are one.

 

IN OTHER WORDS: Jesus said he was going to eat this Passover. He cannot lie.

 

Mark 9 :7 And (there)-came-to-be (a) cloud overshadowing them; and (a) voice came out-of the cloud, saying, This is my son the (one) cherished: YOU-be-hearing him.

 

Cont.

Luke 22:9 But the-(ones) said to-him, Where are-you-willing we-might-prepare?

v10 But the-(one) said to-them, Behold, (as) YOU (are) having-gone-in into the city (a) MAN will-meet-together with-YOU bearing (a) vessel-of-pottery of-water; YOU-follow with-him into the house of-which he-is-proceeding-in;

v11 And YOU-will-say to-the despot-of-the-household of-the house, the teacher is-saying to-you, Where  is the guest-chamber where-in-which I-might-eat the passover with my disciples?

v12 And-that-(one) will-point to-YOU (a) great upper-floor having-been-and-still-spread:  there YOU-prepare.

*SHULCHAN ORECH - THE TABLE PREPARED

v13 But having-gone-away they-found according-as he-had-said to-them; and they-prepared the passover.

*NEROT  Matt.26:26 "evening was having come to pass"

v14 And when the hour came-to-pass he-fell-back, and the twelve apostles together-with him.

Note Matt.26:26 "As they were eating" - the meal,

 v15 And he-said to-them, I-desired with-desire to-eat this passover with YOU before (I am) to-suffer.

v16 For I-am-saying to-YOU, that by-no-means might-I-eat any-more out-of it till of-one-which it-might-be-fulfilled in the kingdom of-the God.

A couple of things are often overlooked here, of which I'll comment more later

 

*KADESH

*YAHCHATZ - "DIVIDE" -and/or divide ONE DROP PER 10 PLAGUES

*MAGGID                                                                                                                              

 

v17 And having-received (a) cup, having-given-thanks he-said, YOU-take this, and YOU-divide for-yourselves.

 

v18 For I-am-saying to-YOU, that by-no-means might-I-drink from the product of-the vine till of-one-which the kingdom of-the God might-come.

A couple of things are often overlooked here:

 

BRIEFLY:  1. Jesus, on the cross on Passover, drinks wine twice - note that he just said he wouldn't drink until future kingdom, therefore we know he wasn't referencing just any old meal, but rather the Passover cup.

2. Jesus on the cross on Passover, took on OUR sin.  We, being dead to sin defiled him, because he "touched us lepers", so - by law - he could not "observe" Passover.  BUT according to law he could 30 days later, at Pesach Sheni, (Deut 9:6-14) which he could have as he was resurrected and seen for some 40 days, yet he did not, because he had no need of course as he was sinless.  Moreover, he had already fulfilled/completed/ended the law, the veil was rent, there was no more sacrifice. 

 

That he did not keep the second (30 day late) passover proves that the law had ended...

Yeshua is not under the Sinai/Mosaic law.  As members of his body (Eph.5:30; 1Cor.6:15), neither are believers.

 Praise Yah!

Num 9:6-14 ASV - 6 And there were certain men, who were unclean by reason of the dead body of a man, so that they could not keep the passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day: 7 and those men said unto him, We are unclean by reason of the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer the oblation of Jehovah in its appointed season among the children of Israel? 8 And Moses said unto them, Stay ye, that I may hear what Jehovah will command concerning you. 9 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your generations shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be on a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the passover unto Jehovah. 11 In the second month on the fourteenth day at even they shall keep it; they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs: 12 they shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break a bone thereof: according to all the statute of the passover they shall keep it. 13 But the man that is clean, and is not on a journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover, that soul shall be cut off from his people; because he offered not the oblation of Jehovah in its appointed season, that man shall bear his sin. 14 And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto Jehovah; according to the statute of the passover, and according to the ordinance thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one statute, both for the sojourner, and for him that is born in the land.

 

 

 *TZAFUN - THE HIDDEN ECHAD "I AND THE FATHER ARE ONE" -JN.10:30

*AFIKOMEN - KORBAN PESACH- HIS BODY

v19 And having-taken bread, having-given-thanks he-broke-in-pieces, and he-gave to-them, saying, This is my body, the-(one) being-given in-behalf-of YOU:  YOU-be-doing this with-reference-to my remembrance.

 

*3rd Cup after the meal

v20 And in-the-same-way the cup after to-partake-supper, saying, This cup (is) the new-quality covenant in my blood, the-(one) being-poured-out in-behalf-of YOU.

MAROR - BITTER HERBS

v21 Further, behold, the hand of-the-(one) giving me over (is) with me on the table;

Judas is still there, after the third cup.  Judas drank of this cup.

 

Luke 22:28 But YOU yourselves-are the-(ones) having-remained-and-still-remaining-continuously with me in my trials.

v29 And-I myself-am-covenanting to-YOU (a) kingdom, according-as my Father himself-covenanted to-me,

v30 In-order-that YOU-might-be-eating and YOU-might-be-drinking on my table in my kingdom, and YOU-might-yourselves-be-seated on thrones judging the twelve tribes of-the Israeli.  

 

Judas shall judge.

 

more on Pesach Sheni

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Mar 30

Also blessed in "A Place of Refuge"

from p118 -130, 175-177, The Law Prophesied, R.H. Mount.

 

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Parashat Tazria

"she conceives"
Torah portion:
Leviticus 12:1 - 13:59

Haftarah portion:

2 Kings 4:42 - 5:19
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

John 6:8-13

Matthew 8:1-4
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.

In 2015,2017 and 2018, this was read along with Parashat Metzora - a double portion.

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Apr 9, 2016

Jesus on working for food:

John 6:27 YOU-be not working (for) the eating namely-the (eating) being-destroyed, BUT (for) the eating namely-the (eating) remaining with-reference-to life eternal, which the son of-the MAN will-give to-YOU; for this (one) the God the Father sealed.
v28 They-said therefore to him, What might-we-be-doing, in-order-that we-might-be-working the works of-the God?
v29 The Jesus answered and said to-them, This is the work of-the God, in-order-that you-might-trust with-reference-to whom that (one) dispatched.
 

 

 

 

Mar 26

This week, some speak of the "Lashon Hara" - the evil tongue....basically the idea is that we shouldn't say anything negative to other members of the body.  While that misses the mark, it may be a fact of the time we are in.

 

This seems true; charity remains, but not sound doctrine (1Cor.13:13, 2 Timothy:4:3). As trust comes through hearing the Word of God (Rom.10:17), and we are to study to show ourselves approved unto God (2Tim.2:15), so then a lack of sound doctrine reflects a lack of bible study.  Will Yeshua find trust when he returns? No (Lu.18:8b).

Yet - charity (agape) remains.  God's Love remains...

That is hopeful.

Note, if it were our love that remains, we would trust, and love our neighbor.  But as Jesus won't find trust, we know that we won't be loving our neighbor, and so we know that the love that remains is God's love. John 3:16.

Sure, we keep trying to love and trust.  And if we are successful, to God the glory:

John 6:29  The Jesus answered and said to-them, This is the work of-the God, in-order-that you-might-trust with-reference-to whom that (one) dispatched.

Perhaps we should understand in this that us trusting in Jesus is God's work in/on us....His love - charity (agape - a love that can do something) for us manifested....

 

But every now and then, perhaps we should read this:

2 Timothy 4:1   I-am-emphatically-testifying in-sight of-the God and Messiah Jesus, the (one) (in) future to-be-judging living (ones) and dead (ones), according-to his clear-appearing and his kingdom;
v2 You-preach the word, you-stand-by seasonably, unseasonably, you-reprove, you-rebuke, you-entreat, in all patience and doctrine.
v3 For (a) season will-be when they-will not tolerate the healthy teaching, BUT according-to their-own desires they-will-heap-on to-themselves teachers having-themselves the hearing itching,
v4 And on-the-one-hand they-will-turn-back the hearing from the truth, on-the-other-hand they-will-be-diverted upon the legends.
(i.e. "Lashon Hara"?)
v5 But you yourself-be-being-sober in all-things, you-suffer-ill, you-do work of (a) bringer-of-good-news, you-bring-to-fulness your ministry.
v6 For I myself already am-being-poured-out-a-drink-offering, and the season of-my unloosing has-stood-and-still-stands-by.
v7 I-have-struggled-and-still-struggle the fine struggle, I-have-finished-and-still-finish the race, I-have-kept-and-still-keep the trust:
v8 Therefore the crown of-the righteousness is-lying-away for-me, which the Lord, the just judge, will-give-back to-me in that the day, but not only to-me BUT to-all the (ones) having-cherished-and-still-cherishing his clear-appearing.


v9 You-be-diligent to-come to me quickly;
v10 For Demas abandoned me having-cherished the now age
(is Paul exercising "an evil tongue"?  No.), and he-proceeded into Thessalonica, Crescens into Galatia, Titus into Dalmatia;
v11 Luke alone is with me. Having-taken-up Mark you-be-leading (him) with yourself; for he-is very-useful to-me with-reference-to (the) ministry.
v12 But Tychicus I-dispatched into Ephesus.
v13 The cloak, which I-left-behind in Troas beside Carpus, (when) coming you-be-bringing, and the little-books, especially the parchments.
v14 Alexander the worker-in-brass demonstrated many bad-things to-me; the Lord will-give-back to-him according-to his works;
v15 Whom you yourself also be-guarding-for-yourself; for he very-much withstood our words.
(is Paul exercising "an evil tongue"?  No.)
v16 In my first defence not-one came-to-be-alongside with-me, BUT all abandoned me, may-it not be-figured to-them; 
(is Paul exercising "an evil tongue"?  No.)
v17 But the Lord stood-alongside with-me and he-made me powerful, in-order-that through me he-might-bring-to-fulness the preaching and all the Gentiles might-hear, and I-was-delivered out-of (the) mouth of-(the)-lion.
v18 The Lord will-deliver me from every evil work and he-will-save with-reference-to his kingdom namely-the heavenly: to-whom the glory with-reference-to the ages of-the ages, amen.
v19 You-greet Prisca and Aquila and the household of-Onesiphorus.
v20 Erastus remained in Corinth, but I-left-behind Trophimus in Miletus being-weak.
v21 You-be-diligent to-come before winter. Eubulus is-greeting you and Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.
v22 The Lord (be) with your spirit. The favor (be) with YOU.

 

Will the real Lashon Hara please stand up?

2 Timothy 3:6  For out-of these are the (ones) creeping into the houses and leading-captive little-women having-been-and-still-heaped with-sins, being-led by various desires,

v7 Always learning and never being-able to-come into (a) thorough-knowledge of-truth.

 

 

Mar 25

The word of God endures forever - which includes OTHER (New Testament) Scripture

 

a Christian,  g5546  Χριστιανός Christianos

But if as (a) Christian, let-him not be-being-ashamed, but let-him-be-glorifying the God in this name.

1 Peter 4:16

 

 

 

I trust the Greek New Testament as the inspired word of God. 

 

However, as prophesied by Peter, some say that the New Testament Greek is not inspired, and/or that the "original" New Testament was written in Hebrew.

 

2 Peter 3:1  (ACT) This already, cherished-(ones), (the) second epistle I-am-writing to YOU, in which (epistles) I-am rousing YOUR sincere intellect in (a) reminder,

v2 To-be-mindful of-the sayings having-been-said-before-and-still-being-said by the holy prophets and of-the commandment of-the Lord and Saviour of (through)? YOUR apostles,

 

v3 Coming-to-know this first, that mockers will-come on last of-the days in mocking proceeding according-to their own desires

v4 And saying:  Where is the promise of his presence? For from of-which (day) the fathers fell-asleep, all (things) are-remaining thus continuously from beginning of-creation.

 

2Peter 3:1 (ASV) This is now, beloved, the second epistle that I write unto you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by putting you in remembrance; 

2 that ye should remember the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and the commandments of the Lord and Saviour through your apostles: 

 

3 knowing this first, that in the last days mockers shall come with mockery, walking after their own lusts, 

4 and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 

 

This also shows that the words of the apostles are inspired;  thus the Apostle Paul's words are inspired.

 

 

 

2 Timothy 1:1 Paul apostle of-Messiah Jesus through will of-God according-to promise of-life the (life) in Messiah Jesus

 

Paul, by the Holy Spirit, says all scripture is inspired:

 

 

2 Timothy 3:10  "But you yourself-followed-alongside my teaching, ..."

 

2 Tim 3:14 "But you yourself-be-remaining in what-things you-learned and you-were-assured, knowing-absolutely of whom you-learned,"

----- (that is, remain in what you learned from Paul's teaching (vs 10)

 

 

2 Tim 3:15 And that from (a) baby you-are-knowing-absolutely sacred letters, the (ones) being-able to-make you wise with-reference-to salvation through trust the (trust) in Messiah Jesus.

-----(first note ----"AND" ---that is, additionally to the Gospel that Paul taught, these he was speaking to already had Torah) and second note --- Torah teaches you that salvation is only through trust in Messiah Yeshua ----NOT; any other way around - Paul is telling them they have the Gospel message from 2 sources - once from his (Paul's) teaching (vs 10,14) and additionally from the Torah that they have always had (vs 15)

 

thus...

 

2:Tim 3 16 "All scripture (is) God-breathed and profitable toward teaching, toward reproof, toward correction, toward discipline the (discipline) in justice."

(----ALL---- scripture - both the Gospel that Paul taught AND the Torah)

 

further -

 

2 Timothy 4:3 For (a) season will-be when they-will not tolerate the healthy teaching, BUT according-to their-own desires they-will-heap-on to-themselves teachers having-themselves the hearing itching,

v4 And on-the-one-hand they-will-turn-back the hearing from the truth, on-the-other-hand they-will-be-diverted upon the legends.

 

Thus Torah = good, Jewish Tradition = not good.

 

Note - Paul said his Hebrew roots were "refuse" and a "disadvantage" to him knowing Messiah Yeshua/Jesus.  

Philippians 3:5  In-circumcision eight-days-old, out-of race of-Israel, of-tribe of-Benjamin, Hebrew out-of Hebrews, according-to law (a) Pharisee,
v6 According-to zeal pursuing the assembly, according-to justice, the (justice) in (the) law having-become faultless.
v7 BUT things-which were to-me gains, these-things I-have-considered-and-still-consider (a) disadvantage on-account-of the Messiah.
v8 BUT yea-therefore I-am also considering all (things) to-be (a) disadvantage on-account-of the holding-above of-the knowledge of-Messiah Jesus my Lord, on-account-of whom I-was-disadvantaged (by) all the (things), and I-am-considering (them) refuse[s] in-order-that I-might-gain Messiah
 

Consider a legendary example: The replacement of "YHVH" with "HaShem" is based on Jewish legend.

 

 

Peter, by the Holy Spirit, writes that the epistles are "other scriptures":

2Peter 3:16  (KJV) As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other (λοιπός loipos) scriptures, unto their own destruction. 

 

2Peter 3:16  (ASV) as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; wherein are some things hard to be understood, which the ignorant and unstedfast wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

 

2 Peter 3:16  (A Consistent Translation) As also in all epistles speaking in them concerning these-things, in which (epistles) is (are) some-things difficult-to-understand, which the unlearned and unsteady are-distorting as also the other scriptures toward their own destruction.

 

God says his word/saying endures forever:

 

1Peter 1:25 (ASV 1901) "But the word of the Lord abideth for ever. And this is the word of *good tidings which was preached (εὐαγγελισθὲν)  unto you. "

 

1 Peter 1:25 (ACT)  But the saying of-Jehovah is-remaining into the age. But this is the saying namely- *the good-news-having-been-brought (εὐαγγελισθὲν) with-reference-to YOU

 

*The Gospels, i.e. The good news (εὐαγγέλιον) of the Messiah - are the Word/Saying of Yahweh that abides forever.

 

 Luke 4:4  And Jesus answered to him, saying, It-has-been-and-is-still-written, That not upon bread only the MAN will-live, BUT upon every saying of-God.

 

 

The word of God is NEVER lost or hidden from man.  A "true version written in Hebrew" is not buried in the bowels of the Vatican.  The truth always has been and always will be readily available to man.  The Old Testament has been preserved in Babylonian Hebrew; the New Testament has been preserved in Greek.

 

The fact of the enduring Word is also supported in The "Old" Testament:

Psalm 12:6  "The words of Jehovah are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, Purified seven times.
 vs7 Thou wilt keep them, O Jehovah, Thou wilt preserve them from this generation for ever. "
 

This is what Jesus said about Himself and His words:

John 10:30: "I and the Father are one(unity)"

Matthew 24:35 The heaven and the earth will-go-past, but by-no-means might my words go-past.

 

From these passages, we know absolutely that nothing in the Old or New Testaments is lost.  This makes Bible study a little more challenging, because it does not allow us to make things up to fit our doctrine.  We actually have to study to show ourselves approved unto God. Fortunately, we don't have to know everything.  This fact is produced in Paul's letter to the Corinthians:

 

I COR.13:12 For just-now we-are-looking through (a) mirror in (an) enigma, but then face to face; just-now I-am-coming-to-know out-of part, but then I-shall-come-to-know-thoroughly-for-myself according-as also I-came-to-be-known-thoroughly.
13 But at-this-instant trust, hope, charity (are) remaining, these three things; but the charity (is) (the) greater of-these.

 

So then, understand that while there may be an ancient Hebrew manuscript someplace, or even if the Greek New Testament had been translated from a "lost" Hebrew manuscript, it does not matter because God said (!) that His Word would endure, and what we DO HAVE is the Greek New Testament, but not the Hebrew; therefore the Greek New Testament is the enduring word of God.  With this truth in mind, that the scripture we HAVE is inspired, we can trust that which Peter wrote is true:

 

 1 Peter 4:16  But if as (a) Christian, let-him not be-being-ashamed, but let-him-be-glorifying the God in this name.

 

 

That is, "Christian" was a good name in Peter's day, and it is a good name in our day - in which we are to glorify the God.

 

We should take the time to read Foxe's Book of Martyrs again.  And then we should consider the place of those who are NOW, TODAY, AT THIS TIME being killed by Muslims because they call themselves "Christians":

 

Revelation 7:13 And one out-of the elders answered saying to-me:  These, the (ones) having-been-and-still-cast-around (with) the stolees namely-the white (ones), who are-they and from-whence came-they?

v14 And I-have-said-and-still-say to him: My lord, you yourself know-absolutely. And he said to-me: These are the (ones) coming out-of the tribulation, namely-the great (one), and they-washed their stolees and they-whitened them in the blood of-the lamb,

 

v15 Because-of this they-are in-sight of-the throne of-the God, and they-are-serving him of-day and of-night in his sanctuary, and the (one) sitting on the throne will-tabernacle on them.

v16 They-will not still be-hungry neither will-they still thirst, nor the sun might not fall on them nor every burning-heat,

v17 Because the lamb namely-the (one) up midst of-the throne will-shepherd them and he-will-lead them the-way on springs of-waters of-life; and the God will-obliterate every tear out-of their eyes.

 

 

We should probably read Foxe's Book of Martyrs again. It seems that a distinction of those earlier Christians along with Christian martyrs that are being killed for that name right now, in our day, is that the Christians don't follow Rabbinical Judaism and replace YHVH Yeshua with "HaShem"....although they often address Jesus as "The LORD". Certainly, all that say they are "Christians" may not be Christians, and certainly some of those that call themselves "Messianic" are indeed display "messy-antics"......

 

Never-the-Less....

Moreover, in this thing - The Body of Messiah and the Good News of Jesus/Yeshua, we can see a lot of hope, in that Christ died for us....whether Jew or Gentile, we come as we are

 

1 Corinthians 7:17 Unless as the Lord parted to-each (one), as the God has-called-and-still-calls each (one), thus let-him-be-walking-around.  And thus I-order-for-myself in all the assemblies.

v18 Was anyone called having-been-and-still-circumcised? Let-him not be-pulling-on; was anyone called in uncircumcision?  Let-him not be-being circumcised.

--------------NOTE! Jews are still Jews.  Gentiles are still Gentiles.-------------

v19 The circumcision is not-one-thing, and the uncircumcision is not-one-thing, BUT (a) keeping of-commandments of-God (is).

v20 Each (one) in the calling in-which he-was-called, in this let-him-be-remaining.

v21 Were-you-called (being) (a) slave? Let-it not be-mattering to-you; BUT if you-are-being-able even to-become free, you-use (it) rather.

v22 For the slave having-been-called in Jehovah is (a) freedman of-Jehovah; and likewise the (one) having-been-called (being) free is (a) slave of Messiah.

v23 YOU-were-bought-in-the-market of-(a)-price; YOU-be not becoming slaves of-MEN.

 

v24 Each (one) in which (thing) he-was-called, brothers, in this let-him-be-remaining beside God.

 

 

 

Read also around  As You Were  and  Come As You Are

 

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Mar 2-22, 2014; Apr 17-18, 2015, Apr 1-2, 2016; April 21-22, 2017; April 13-14, 2018

Parashat Shemini

"eighth"
Torah portion:
Leviticus 9:1 - 11:47

Haftarah portion:

2 Samuel 6:1-7:17
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Hebrews 8:1-6
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.

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From Digression 4 - Afikomen (Haggadah -for Christians)

 

The concept of a Trinity is an ancient Jewish teaching:

From the Soncino Zohar, vol III pp134 43b:

"Hear, 0 Israel, YHVH  Eloheinu YHVH is one.  These three are one. How can the three Names be one? Only through the perception of faith: in the vision of the Holy Spirit, in the beholding of the hidden eye alone! The mystery of the audible voice is similar to this, for though it is one yet it consists of three elements-fire, air and water, which have, however, become one in the mystery of the voice. Even so it is with the mystery of the threefold Divine manifestations designated by YHVH Eloheinu YHVH - three modes which yet form one unity. This is the significance of the voice which man produces in the act of unification, when his intent is to unify all, from the Infinite (Ein Sof) to the end of creation. This is the daily unification, the secret of which has been revealed in the holy spirit" 

 

Note that Jesus taught the "Shema", Deuteronomy 6:4:

Mark 12:29 But the Jesus answered him, That first-of-all of-the commandments, (is) you-be-hearing, Israel, Jehovah our God Jehovah is one.

 

Certainly Jesus understood the unity within the Shema,  as when He, as the Word of YHVH, spoke thus:

Isaiah 48:16  "Come ye near unto me hear ye this; from the beginning I have not spoken in secret; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord Jehovah hath sent me, and his Spirit."

 

"me", "I" = YHVH - God the Son, the Word

"Lord Jehovah =   אדני יהוה   Adonai YHVH - God the Father

"his Spirit - God the Holy Spirit

Three personalities of ONE unified - echad- Godhead,  not three separate persons.

 

Psalm 46:10 ASV Be still, and know that I am God אלהים: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. 

11 Jehovah יהוה of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah 

 

 

Deuteronomy 6:4    Hear, O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah: 

 

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָֽד׃

שמע ישראל יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחד׃

 

Now, the replacement of "YHVH" with "HaShem" is a Rabbinical doctrine.  It seems that most Messianics will claim that Yeshua taught his disciples to keep the written law, but not the Rabbinical traditions.  Yet often Messianics adhere to the Rabbinical YHVH replacement theology.  ?

 

I don't see any Godly logic in this thinking that Yeshua, The Word, paraphrased Himself by using "Hashem" for His name, "YHVH" when he taught the sh'mah (Deut.6:4) at Mark 12:29.

 

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HaShem = "the name"

 Shem - "name" 

YHVH = Yahovah

 

2 Samuel 6:2 And David arose,

and went with all the people that were with him,

from Baale-judah,

to bring up from thence the ark of God (האלהים),

which is called by the Name (שֵׁם shem),

even the name (שֵׁם shem)  of Jehovah (יְהוָה)  of hosts (צבאות) that sitteth above the cherubim.

 

וַיָּקָם וַיֵּלֶךְ דָּוִד וְכָל־הָעָם אֲשֶׁר אִתֹּו מִֽבַּעֲלֵי יְהוּדָה לְהַעֲלֹות מִשָּׁם אֵת אֲרֹון הָאֱלֹהִים אֲשֶׁר־נִקְרָא שֵׁם שֵׁם יְהוָה צְבָאֹות יֹשֵׁב הַכְּרֻבִים עָלָֽיו׃

 

If you maintain the use of "HaShem" to replace "YHVH" consistently, this would read: "...the ark of God, which is called by the name, even the name, the name, of hosts...".  That is, you don't make any sense of the name of God, YHVH.

 

Thinking on this....not seeing an article (a or the) before shem.

..."the ark of God which is called name, name of YHVH of hosts, that sits above the cheribim."

Is it YHVH or the Name YHVH that sits above the cheribim?  That is, is it YHVH the Son, or His Name?  What is higher than the Ark?  The Name above all Names. Our Propitiatory.

 

Nadab and Abihu were "next in line" to Moses and Aaron.  In sincerity, they brought  a sacrifice to YHVH, but they brought it "out of line", and thus it was with "strange" incense.  God destroyed them on the spot.

 

There is no more blood sacrifice (Heb.10:26-29).

Hebrews 10:4 For (it-is) impossible (for) blood of-bulls and he-goats to-be-removing sins.

 

AS this is spiritual,

Isaiah 1:3   Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. 

4   Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. 

 

Then if follows, literally, that so too the following is spiritual:

 Isaiah 1:26   And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city. 

 

..............because................Sacrifice and Offering YOU willed NOT...

 

Hebrews 10:5 On-this-account coming-in into the world he-is-saying: You-willed not sacrifice and offering, but you-yourself-rendered (a) body thoroughly-fit for-me;

Psa 40:6   Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. 

7   Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, 

8   I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. 

9   I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. 

10   I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation. 

 

A BODY PREPARED  (JUMP TO GRAPHIC OF "A BODY PREPARED") 

 

Hebrews 10:4 For (it-is) impossible (for) blood of-bulls and he-goats to-be-removing sins.

 

v5 On-this-account coming-in into the world he-is-saying: You-willed not sacrifice and offering, but you-yourself-rendered (a) body thoroughly-fit for-me;

 

v6 You-thought not well (of) total-burnt-offerings even concerning sin.

v7 Then I-said:  Behold I-am-present, in (the) heading of-(a)-little-book it-has-been-written-and-is-still-written concerning me, to-do, the God, your will.

 

v8 More-above saying that sacrifice and offering and total-burnt-offerings even concerning sin you-willed not, nor you-thought-well (of), they-which are-being-offered according-to the law,

v9 Then he-has-said-and-is-still-saying:  Behold I-am-present to-do, the God, your will.  He-is-carrying-off the first in-order-that the second might-stand;

 

v10 In which will we-are having-been-made-holy-and-are-still-holy through the offering all-at-once of-the body of-the Messiah Jesus.

 

 

Our "offering" is our prayer, which scripture says is "incense before the Lord" (Ps.141:2).

Revelation 5:8 And when he-took the little-book, the four living-creatures and the twenty four elders fell in-sight of-the lamb, each having (a) kithara and pans made-of-gold being-loaded of-incenses which are the prayers of-the holy (ones).

 

Revelation 8:2 And I-saw the seven angels the (ones) having-stood-and-still-standing in-sight of-the God, and seven trumpets were-given to-them.

v3 And another angel came and he-was-stood on the altar holding (a) censer-for-frankincense made-of-gold, and much incenses was-given to-him, in-order-that he-might-give (them) for-the prayers of-all the holy-ones, upon the altar, namely-the (one) made-of-gold, namely-the (one) in-sight of-the throne.

v4 And the smoke of-the incenses ascended for-the prayers of-the holy-ones out-of (the) hand of-the angel in-sight of-the God.

v5 And the angel has-taken-and-still-is-having the censer, and he-loaded it out-of the fire of-the altar and he-cast into the earth; and there-came-to-pass-for-themselves thunders and voices and lightnings and (an) earthquake.

Note the prayers are not the incense, but rather that the incenses were given FOR the prayers.

 

If we are addressing YHVH as "HaShem", or any other name, because we "revere" YHVH too much to take a chance on saying his name incorrectly, then in reality, we are relying on our works and not trusting in Him, and are in fact offering our prayer with "strange fire" and incense.  And, conversely, this applies if you place yourself above others by claiming to use the "correct" pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton, e.g. "Yahweh", "Yahovah".  And as Jesus is Jehovah, this applies to his name also.

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Ephesians 2:19 So therefore YOU-are no-more strangers and dwellers-abroad, BUT YOU-are fellow-citizens of-the holy-places and of-(the)-household of-the God,
v20 Having-been-built-up on the foundation of-the apostles and prophets, Messiah Jesus being chief-corner of-it,
v21 In whom all building-up being-fitted-together is-growing into (a) holy sanctuary in Jehovah,
v22 in whom YOU yourselves also are-being-built-together into (a) residence of-the God in spirit.

 

So: Torah Portion:  "for the anointing oil of Jehovah is upon you."  - Leviticus 10:7b. 

 

1.  First, Aaron was anointed on his head with the anointing oil, to sanctify him;

Leviticus 8:10 And Moses took the anointing oil (מֹשֶׁה אֶת־שֶׁמֶן), and anointed (וַיְקַדֵּשׁ) the tabernacle (אֶת־הַמִּשְׁכָּן) and all that was therein, and sanctified (וַיְקַדֵּשׁ) them (אֹתָֽם)

11 And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its vessels, and the laver and its base, to sanctify them. 

12 And he poured of the anointing  (הַמִּשְׁחָה) oil (מִשֶּׁמֶן) upon Aaron's head, and anointed (וַיִּמְשַׁח) him, to sanctify (לקדשו) him (אֹתֹו)

 

2.  Next Aaron and his sons were consecrated with the blood of the ram of consecration; it was placed on the right ear, thumb and great toe of each.

Leviticus 8:22 And he presented the other ram, the ram (אֵיל) of consecration (הַמִּלֻּאִים ha-mil·lü'-eem - plural): and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram. 

23 And he slew it; and Moses took of the blood thereof, and put it upon the tip of Aaron's right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot. 

24 And he brought Aaron's sons; and Moses put of the blood upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot: and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about. 

 

3.   Finally, a mixture of the anointing oil and the blood "which was upon the alter" - that is, "altered" blood - was sprinkled on Aaron and his sons and their garments.  This mix sanctified them, or better, God sanctified them through the blood and oil.

Leviticus 8:30 And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons' garments with him, and sanctified Aaron, his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.

Note that the blood that was upon the alter was from two different sacrifices:

 Leviticus 8:14 And he brought the bullock of the sin-offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock of the sin-offering. 

15 And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured out the blood at the base of the altar, and sanctified it, to make atonement for it. 

16 And he took all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat; and Moses burned it upon the altar. 

17 But the bullock, and its skin, and its flesh, and its dung, he burnt with fire without the camp; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 

18 And he presented the ram of the burnt-offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram. 

19 And he killed it; and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about. 

 

 

It seems that as the blood makes atonement for the alter, and makes the alter holy, then anything from the alter is "altered" and is itself holy.  Thus blood from the alter purifies things that are not themselves on the alter.  Note the parallel to the Blood of the Lamb of God, Yeshua and when sprinkled on our hearts, cleans us, yet we are not physically on the alter. The Lives of the soul is in the blood:

Leviticus 17:11 "For the life  (נֶפֶשׁ - nephesh ) of the flesh (הַבָּשָׂר) is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls (על־נפשתיכם): for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life (בנפש)."

נֶפֶשׁ - nephesh - "soul".

"For the soul of the flesh is in the blood"  and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the soul."

 

Note the similarity, and differences, between the Levitical sanctification vs.justification of the New Testament saints in sight of the throne; All N.T. Believers are in sight of the throne because their sins are washed away in the blood of the Lamb, Yeshua:

 

Revelation 7:13 And one out-of the elders answered saying to-me:  These, the (ones) having-been-and-still-cast-around (with) the stolees namely-the white (ones), who are-they and from-whence came-they?

v14 And I-have-said-and-still-say to him: My lord, you yourself know-absolutely. And he said to-me: These are the (ones) coming out-of the tribulation, namely-the great (one), and they-washed their stolees and they-whitened them in the blood of-the lamb,

v15 Because-of this they-are in-sight of-the throne of-the God, and they-are-serving him of-day and of-night in his sanctuary, and the (one) sitting on the throne will-tabernacle on them.

Note these are in sight of the throne of the God, and have come through the veil/flesh of Yeshua:

John 14:6 "The Jesus is-saying to-him, I myself-am the way and the truth and the life.  No-one is-coming to the Father unless through me."

Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore brothers, boldness-of-speech with-reference-to the entering-in of-the holy-ones in the blood of-Jesus,

v20 Which (entering-in) he-dedicated for-us (a) way recently-slain and living, through the veil, this is his flesh,

 

 

Back at the Torah Portion...

Part or all of this consecration process was repeated seven times in seven days.  On the eighth day, Aaron and his sons began performing their priestly duties "on their own", under their mediator's watch.

Leviticus 9:1 And it came to pass on the eighth (הַשְּׁמִינִי) day, that Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel; 

2 and he said unto Aaron, Take thee a calf of the herd for a sin-offering, and a ram for a burnt-offering, without blemish, and offer them before Jehovah.             

 

 Both water and blood were shed by Jesus on the cross:

John 19:34 BUT one of-the soldiers with-a-spear stabbed his side, and directly came-out blood and water.

 

1 John 5:5 Who is the (one) having-victory-over the world if not the (one) trusting that Jesus is the son of-the God?

v6 This is the (one) having-come through water and blood, Jesus Messiah; not in the water only, BUT in the water and in the blood; and the Spirit is the (thing) bearing-witness, because the Spirit is the truth.

v7 Because the (ones) bearing-witness are three,

v8 The Spirit and the water and the blood, and the three are in-reference-to the one.

v9 If we-are-taking the witness of-the MEN, the witness of-the God is greater, because this is the witness of-the God, that he-has-borne-witness-and-still-is-bearing-witness concerning his son.

v10 The (one) trusting with-reference-to the son of-the God is-having the witness in him. The (one) not trusting in-the God has-made-and-still-is-making him (a) liar, because he-has not and-still-is not trusting with-reference-to the witness which the God has-borne-witness-and-still-is-bearing-witness concerning his son.

v11 And this is the witness, that the God gave eternal life to-us, and this life is in his son.

v12 The (one) having the son is-having the life; the (one) not having the son of-the God is not having the life.

v13 These-things I-wrote to-YOU in-order-that YOU-might-know-absolutely that YOU-are-having eternal life, to-the (ones) trusting with-reference-to the name of-the son of-the God.

 

Thus we use a mix of water and wine in the third cup of Passover.

 

New Testament/Covenant believers *:

*Are "sprinkled with clean water"

Isaiah 52:15 so shall he sprinkle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they understand.

 Hebrews 10:22 Let-us-be-going-to (God) with (an) authentic heart in certainty of-trust, (having) the hearts having-been-sprinkled-and-still-sprinkled from (an) evil conscience and (having) the body having-been-and-still-bathed with-clean water;

 

*Are washed by the Holy Spirit:

John 1:32 And John bore-witness saying that I-have-beheld the Spirit descending as-if (a) dove out-of heaven, and it-remained upon him.
v33 And-I myself-had not been-knowing him absolutely; BUT the-(one) having-sent me to-be-baptizing in water, that-(one) said to-me, Upon whom you-might-see the Spirit descending and remaining upon him, this-(one) is the-(one) baptizing in (the) Holy Spirit.

 

*  Are washed  in the blood of the Lamb:

Revelation 17:13-15 above

 

*Trust that their sins are forgiven on account of the Blood of Jesus, which is symbolically represented in the third cup of the Passover Seder:

Matthew 26:27 And having-taken the cup, and having-given-thanks, he-gave to-them, saying, YOU all drink out-of it

v28 For this is my blood, namely-the (blood) of-the new-quality covenant, namely-the (blood) being-poured-out concerning many with-reference-to forgiveness of-sins.

 

*Are priests to the most High God:

 Revelation 1 v4 John to-the seven assemblies namely-the-ones in the Asia: Favor to-YOU and peace from the (one) being and the (one who) was and the (one) coming, and from the seven spirits which (are) in-sight of his throne,

v5 And from Jesus Messiah, the trustworthy witness, the first-born of-the dead(s) and the ruler of-the kings of-the earth. To-the (one) cherishing us and having-loosed us out-of our sins in his blood,

v6 And he-made us (a) kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to-him the glory and the might with-reference-to the ages of-the ages: Amen.

 

*Serve at an alter where Levitical priests can not eat:

Hebrews 13:10  "We-are-having (an) altar out-of which the (ones) serving to-the tabernacle are not having authority to-eat."

 

*Have no more sacrifice after the sacrifice of Yeshua is received:

Hebrews 10:26 For of our sinning voluntarily after (we) took the thorough-knowledge of-the truth, no-more (a) sacrifice concerning sins is-being-left-behind,

v27 But certain fearful long-waiting-for of-judgement and zeal of-future fire to-be-eating the (ones) set-over-against.

v28 Some-one having-disregarded (a) law of-Moses, upon two or three witnesses if-dying-off separate-from pities;

v29 To-how-much of-worse vengeance are-YOU-thinking will-he-be-thought worthy, the (one) having-trodden-down the Son of-the God and having-considered the blood of-the covenant, in which he-was-made-holy, common, and having-insulted-within the Spirit of-the favor?

 

 

*Are the Sanctuary (NAOS) of the God:

1 Corinthians 3:16 "Are YOU not knowing absolutely that YOU are the sanctuary of the God, and the spirit of God is dwelling in YOU?"

 

*Are the Holy Ones of the authentic Tabernacle, and are ministered to by their High Priest Jesus Messiah:

Hebrews 8:1 But (a) sum on the (things) being-said; we-are having (a) chief-priest such-as-this, who sat in right (hand) of-the throne of-the greatness in the heavens,

v2 (A) Public-minister of-the holy-(ones) and of-the tabernacle, namely the authentic, which the Lord fastened, not MAN.

 

 

* Are fellow citizens of the Holy places AND the Tabernacle of the God,

*Are growing into a holy sanctuary in Jehovah,

*Spiritually, are built into a residence of the God:

Ephesians 2:19 So therefore YOU-are no-more strangers and dwellers-abroad, BUT YOU-are fellow-citizens of-the holy-places and of-(the)-household of-the God,

v20 Having-been-built-up on the foundation of-the apostles and prophets, Messiah Jesus being chief-corner of-it,

v21 In whom all building-up being-fitted-together is-growing into (a) holy sanctuary in Jehovah,

v22 in whom YOU yourselves also are-being-built-together into (a) residence of-the God in spirit.

 

The N.T. assembly was represented by the boards of the Tabernacle of the wilderness, which Tabernacle was a picture of Messiah's body. (1 Cor.3:16 and see The Law Prophesied, by R.H. Mount, pp118-130)

http://thewildernesstabernacleofwitness.com/bookthelawprophesied.html

 

Jump to: A Body Prepared images

 

 

Perhaps the N.T. priests parallel this in the eighth day - that is, we really "hit our stride" after the Millennial reign of Jesus.  Now, at this time, the N.T. assembly is even "echad" with Messiah:

 

 Ephesians 5:30 Because we-are members of his body.

v31 Instead-of this (a) MAN shall-leave-behind the father and the mother and he-shall-be-very-united to his wife and the two shall-be with-reference-to flesh, one.

v32 This mystery is great, but I-myself am-saying with-reference-to Messiah and with-reference-to the assembly

 

Note that this aligns with the biblical record in Genesis, where Eve was created a wife and was never a bride.

*Christians are created to-one man to stand alongside the bridegroom:

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I-am-being-jealous-(of) YOU with-a-jealousy of-God, for I-myself-joined YOU to-one man to-stand-alongside (a) pure virgin for-the Messiah;

v3 But I-am-fearing lest by-any-means as the serpent deluded Eve in his craftiness, thus YOUR thoughts might-be-corrupted from the simplicity and the pureness (namely-that) with-reference-to Messiah.

  Don't lose these verses! 

John 3:29   The (one) having the bride is bridegroom; but the friend of-the bridegroom, the (one) having-stood-and-still-standing and hearing of-him, he-is-rejoicing with-joy because-of the voice of-the bridegroom, this therefore the joy namely-mine is-having-been-and-is-still fulfilled.

 

Thus the New Testament assembly is not the "bride" of Christ.  Israel is the bride of Messiah, while the N.T. assembly is already the body of Messiah.  The hand or foot cannot marry the head! Christ is the head!  REMEMBER, IT'S A GREAT MYSTERY! 

 

 

Israel will also be sprinkled with clean water, at the compete finish of the age, when all of Jeremiah 31 and Hebrews 8 are completely fulfilled:

Ezekiel  36:23 And I will sanctify my great name, which hath been profaned among the nations, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the nations shall know that I am Jehovah, saith the Lord Jehovah, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
 24 For I will take you from among the nations, and gather you out of all the countries, and will bring you into your own land.
 25 And
I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
 26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.
 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep mine ordinances, and do them.
 28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

 

And so all Israel shall be saved. 

Romans 11:26 And thus all Israel will-be-saved, according-as it-has-been-and-still-is-written: The (one) delivering will-be-present out-of Sion, he-will-turn-back impiety from Jacob. (c.f. Isa.59.20)
v27 And this (is) the covenant from me to-them, at-the-time-that I-might-remove-for-myself their sins.
v28 On-the-one-hand enemies according-to the good-news because-of YOU, on-the-other-hand cherished (ones) according-to the choice because-of the fathers;
v29 For the bestowed-favors and the calling of-the God (are) unregrettable.
v30 For as-altogether YOU yourselves at-one-time disobeyed the God, but now YOU-had-mercy-bestowed in-the disobedience of-these.
v31 Thus these also now disobeyed in-order-that by your mercy they themselves also might now have-mercy-bestowed.
v32 For the God shut-together all the (ones) with-reference-to disobedience in-order-that he-might-have-mercy (on) all the (ones).
v33 O depth of-God's riches and wisdom and knowledge; as unsearchable his sentences and untraceable his ways.
v34 For who came-to-know (the) mind of Jehovah? Or who became his fellow-counselor?
v35 Or who gave-before to-him, and it-will-be-repaid to-him?
v36 Because out-of him and through him and with-reference-to him (are) the all-things; to-him (be) the glory with-reference-to the ages:

Amen.

 

Note the beast of Revelation 13 blasphemes God, his name, and his tabernacle and those tabernacling in heaven:

Revelation 13:6 And it-opened its mouth with-reference-to blasphemies toward the God, to-blaspheme his name and his tabernacle and the (ones) tabernacling in the heaven.

v7 And it-was-given to-it to-make war with the holy-ones and to-have-victory-over them, and authority was-given to-it over every tribe and people and language and nation.

 

Therefore,  IN SUMMARY: As New Covenant Believers the NAOS/SANCTUARY of the God is in us.  We are holy because YHVH is holy. We should not play vain games with his name.  His name is not "HaShem", by YHVH.  No one knows the exact pronunciation, "Yahweh" and "Yahovah" are probably close.  "HaShem" is not his name.  In any case, we are not made holier by pronouncing the Tetragrammaton in a certain way, but by trying the best we can (Yahweh, Yahovah, etc) we keep better track of who Jesus/Yeshua is.  Yeshua is YHVH.  Isaiah 12:2-3, YHVH has become our Yeshuah!  Praise Yah!

 

Shalom to the ones far (Gentiles) and the ones near (Jews):

See also As You Were

 

Ephesians 2:8 For by-the favor YOU-are having-been-and-still-are-saved through trust; and this not out-of YOU, of-God the gift;

v9 Not out-of works, in-order-that some-one might not boast.

v10 For of-him we-are (a) thing-made having-been-created in Messiah Jesus on good works, to-which the God prepared-before (us?)  in-order-that we-might-walk-around in them.

-"on" = on the works of Messiah - not "out of your own works" as per vs9

v11 On-this-account YOU-be-having-in-memory that at-one-time YOU the Gentiles in flesh, the (ones) being-said (to be) uncircumcision by the (one) being-said (to be) circumcision in flesh made-by-hand,

v12 That YOU-were in that season separate-from Messiah, having-been-and-still-alienated of-the citizenship of-the Israeli and strangers of-the covenants of-the promise, not having hope and (ones) without God in the world.

This is the now:

v13 But at-this-instant in Messiah Jesus YOU, the (ones) at-one-time being far (away), YOU-became near in the blood of-the Messiah.

v14 For he himself is our peace, the (one) having-made the both (places) one even having-broken-down the midst-wall of-the fencing-in, the enmity, in his flesh

-both place = the holy place and the holy of holies

v15 Having-rendered-inactive the law of-the commandments in decrees, in-order-that he-might-create the two in himself with-reference-to one new (quality) MAN making peace,

"the two" - Jew and Gentile

v16 And he-might-reconcile-in-full the both (Jews and Gentiles) in one body to-the God through the cross, having-killed the enmity in it;

 

v17 And having-come he-himself-brought-good-news, peace to-YOU to-the (ones) far and peace to-the (ones) near;

 

"the ones far"= gentiles, "the ones near" = Jews

v18 Because through him we-are-having the leading-near, the both in one Spirit to the Father.

v19 So therefore YOU-are no-more strangers and dwellers-abroad, BUT YOU-are fellow-citizens of-the holy-places and of-(the)-household of-the God,

"strangers" = gentiles, "dwellers-abroad" = Jews

v20 Having-been-built-up on the foundation of-the apostles and prophets, Messiah Jesus being chief-corner of-it,

-Romans 9:31-32 - Jesus is also the stone of stumbling

v21 In whom all building-up being-fitted-together is-growing into (a) holy sanctuary in Jehovah,

v22 in whom YOU yourselves also are-being-built-together into (a) residence of-the God in spirit.

 

 

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem:

 

Psalm 141:1 A Psalm of David. Jehovah, I have called upon thee; make haste unto me: Give ear unto my voice, when I call unto thee. 

2 Let my prayer be set forth as incense before thee; The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. 

3 Set a watch, O Jehovah, before my mouth; Keep the door of my lips. 

4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, To practise deeds of wickedness With men that work iniquity: And let me not eat of their dainties. 

5 Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness; And let him reprove me, it shall be as oil upon the head; Let not my head refuse it: For even in their wickedness shall my prayer continue.

 

 

 

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Mar16

Going Over. And Over.  And Over....

Again, as last week, for Hebrew ch.8, Jump to I Love Hebrews (vs. the killing letter)

 

 Likewise, again, distinguish between the holy and the common, the clean and the unclean:

Leviticus 10:10 "and that ye may make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean;

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

 

Leviticus 17:11 "For the life  (נֶפֶשׁ - nephesh ) of the flesh (הַבָּשָׂר) is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls (על־נפשתיכם): for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life (בנפש)."

נֶפֶשׁ - nephesh - "soul".

"For the soul of the flesh is in the blood"  and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the soul."

 

 

 

Mar 16,2014

Reading the Book of Ester.

 

Mar 16

@ Havdalah

The Fruit of the Vine.

Each Havdalah -"separation" - the Kiddush blessing is said over a cup of wine:

 Baruch Atah YHVH Elohenu Melech Ha-olam Boh-Ray P'ree Hagafen.
Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, Ruler of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.

 

John 15:5  "I myself-am the vine, YOU the branches. The (one) remaining in me, and-I in him, this (one) is-bringing much fruit; because separate-from me YOU-are not being-able to-be-doing anything."

 

1 Corinthians 15:20 But at-this-instant Messiah has-been-and-still-is-raised out-of dead (ones), firstfruit of-the (ones) having-fallen-asleep-and-still-asleep:
v21 For since-indeed the death (is) through MAN, also through MAN (a) resurrection of-dead (ones).
v22 For as-altogether in the Adam all are-dying-off, thus also in the Messiah all will-be-made-alive.
v23 But each (one) in (his) own assignment: firstfruit Messiah, thereafter the (ones) of-the Messiah in his presence,

 

We are a new creation (fruit) in Messiah. We "Bless" the Messiah, and partake of that blessing as members of His body.

Ephesians 5:30 Because we-are members of his body.
v31 Instead-of this (a) MAN shall-leave-behind the father and the mother and he-shall-be-very-united to his wife and the two shall-be with-reference-to flesh, one.
v32 This mystery is great, but I-myself am-saying with-reference-to Messiah and with-reference-to the assembly.

 

 

Those that trust in Jesus are the fruit of the vine! 

 Baruch Atah YHVH Elohenu Melech Ha-olam Boh-Ray P'ree Hagafen.
Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, Ruler of the universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.


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"I myself-am" - ἐγώ εἰμι ego emi - the same thing Jesus told Moses.

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April 3, 2015

Passover 2015

 

 

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~~~~~~~~~~~~Mar 14-15, 2014; Mar 27-28, 2015; Mar 25-26, 2016; Apr 7-8, 2017; Mar 24-25, 2018~~~~~~~~~~~~

Parashat Tzav

"command"
Torah portion:
Leviticus 6:8 - 8:36

Zachor: Deut. 25:17-19

Haftarah portion:

Jeremiah 7:21 - 8:3

Jeremiah 9:22-24

We read from Jer. 7:21 through ch9.  No reason to omit part.

(Shabbat HaGadol 2015, 2018) Malachi 3:4-24
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Hebrews 7:23 - 8:6
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.

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Mar 15, 2014

A summary of this Torah portion:

Upon the Levitical priesthood the law was given. 

Leviticus 7:37   This is the law of the burnt-offering, of the meal-offering, and of the sin-offering, and of the trespass-offering, and of the consecration, and of the sacrifice of peace-offerings;
38 which Jehovah commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their oblations unto Jehovah, in the wilderness of Sinai.

 

The Law -

 of the sacrifices:

the burnt-offering

the meal-offering

the sin-offering

the trespass-offering

the consecration

the peace offerings

- which Jehovah commanded Moses in mount Sinai.

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Noting in Lev. ch. 8 Moses acts as priest, although he is not in the "Aaronic" priesthood.

Deuteronomy 18:15 "Jehovah thy God will raise up unto thee a prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;"

 

"like unto me" - Yeshua also was not in the Aaronic line, or even a Levite, but rather of the tribe of Judah:

Brit Portion: Hebrews 7:14  For (it-was) evident-before that our Lord has-risen (and continues) out-of Judah, and with-reference-to which tribe Moses spoke not-one (thing) concerning priests.

Jesus is a Jew out of Judah - a Jew's Jew, that is, you can't get any more Jewish.

Israel shall "hearken" to Yeshua.  "Hearken"; i.e. "listen" and "obey".

 

Some in the Messianic assembly claim that the only part of the law that was rendered-inactive (that's a correct translation, but often "ended" is given).  The book of Hebrews thoroughly refutes such vanity, as here:

Hebrews 7:11 If on-the-one-hand therefore perfectness was through the Levitical priestly-office, for upon it the people has-been-given-and-still-is given-the-law, what need still (a) different priest to-be-standing-up according-to the arrangement of-Melchisedec and (he is) to-be-being-said not according-to the arrangement of-Aaron?

That is; Upon the Levitical priesthood the law was given

Thus it remains physically impossible to keep the law since 70 A.D., the fall of Jerusalem and destruction of the Temple

(It has been spiritually impossible at least since Yeshua stopped the Temple sacrifices.)

Related:  One Just Act

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Hebrews 7:1 For this the Melchisedec, king of-Salem, priest of-the God namely-the most-high, the (one) having-met-together with-Abraham returning from the chopping-in-pieces of-the kings and [having-] blessed him,
v2 To-whom also Abraham parted (a) tithe from all, firstly on-the-one-hand being-translated king of-justice, thereafter on-the-other-hand also king of-Salem, which is king of-peace,
v3 Without-father, without-mother, without-genealogy, neither beginning of-days nor having finish of-life, but having-resembled-and-still-resembling to-the Son of-the God, he-is-remaining (a) priest with-reference-to the perpetuity
 

For a bit on Hebrews ch.7, jump to: King of Salem, King of peace

 

For Hebrew ch.8, Jump to I Love Hebrews (vs. the killing letter)

 

 

"But (a) sum on the (things) being-said"

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

 

 

Hebrews c7
v1 For this the Melchisedec, king of-Salem, priest of-the God namely-the most-high, the (one) having-met-together with-Abraham returning from the chopping-in-pieces of-the kings and [having-] blessed him,
v2 To-whom also Abraham parted (a) tithe from all, firstly on-the-one-hand being-translated king of-justice, thereafter on-the-other-hand also king of-Salem, which is king of-peace,
v3 Without-father, without-mother, without-genealogy, neither beginning of-days nor having finish of-life, but having-resembled-and-still-resembling to-the Son of-the God, he-is-remaining (a) priest with-reference-to the perpetuity.
v4 But YOU-be-observing how-great this-man (was) to-whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave (a) tithe also out-of the chief-spoils.
v5 And the (ones) on-the-one-hand out-of the sons of Levi taking the priest's-office are-having (a) commandment to-be-taking-tithe-from the people according-to the law, that-is, of their brothers, although having-come-out, out-of the loin of-Abraham;
v6 On-the-other-hand the (one) not having-genealogy-being-traced out-of them has-tithed of-Abraham, and he-has-blessed-and-still-blesses the (one) having the promises.
v7 But separate-from all contradiction the lesser (thing) is-being-blessed by the better (person).
v8 And here on-the-one-hand MEN dying-off are-taking tithes, there on-the-other-hand (one) being-witnessed-about that he-is-living.
v9 And as to-say (a) maxim, through Abraham even Levi, the (one) taking tithes was-tithed-and-is-still-tithed;
v10 For he-was still in the loin of-the father when Melchisedec met-together with-him.
v11 If on-the-one-hand therefore perfectness was through the Levitical priestly-office, for upon it the people has-been-given-and-still-is given-the-law, what need still (a) different priest to-be-standing-up according-to the arrangement of-Melchisedec and (he is) to-be-being-said not according-to the arrangement of-Aaron?
v12 For (the arrangement) of-the priestly-office being-transferred out-of necessity (a) transfer is-coming-to-pass of-law.
v13 For upon whom these (things) are-being-said, has-shared-and-still-shares of-a-different tribe, and from which not-one has-paid-attention-nor-still-pays-attention to-the altar;
v14 For (it-was) evident-before that our Lord has-risen (and continues) out-of Judah, and with-reference-to which tribe Moses spoke not-one (thing) concerning priests.
v15 And it-is still more-exceedingly obvious, if (a) different priest is-himself-standing-up according-to the similarity of-Melchisedec,
v16 Who has not become-and-still-is according-to (a) law of (a) fleshy commandment BUT according-to power of (an) indestructible life.
v17 For it-is-being-witnessed that: you (are a) priest with-reference-to the age according-to the arrangement of Melchisedec.
v18 For on-the-one-hand (there)-is-coming-to-pass (a) disregarding of (a) leading-before commandment because-of the weak(ness) and futil(ity) of-it.
v19 For the law made-perfect not-(even)-one (thing), on-the-other-hand guidance-on-into of-better hope, through which we-are-drawing-near to-the God.
v20 And according-to as-much-as not separate-from taking-an-oath, for on-the-one-hand they-are having-become-and-still-are priests separate-from taking-an-oath,
v21 On-the-other-hand the (one) with taking-an-oath through the (one) saying-to him: Jehovah swore, and he-will not regret (it), you (are a) priest with-reference-to the age according-to the arrangement of-Melchisedec.
v22 According-to this-much also Jesus has-become-and-still-is surety of (a) better covenant.
v23 And the (ones) on-the-one-hand having-become-and-still-are priests are many-more because-of being-hindered to-be-remaining-beside by-death;
v24 The (one) on-the-other-hand because-of his to-be-remaining with-reference-to the age he-is-having the priestly-office inviolable.
v25 Whence also he-is-being-able to-be-saving with-reference-to the completing (of) all the (ones) coming to-the God through him, always living with-reference-to be-interceding in their behalf.
v26 For such-as-this (a) chief-priest was-suitable to-us also, hallowed, not-bad, undefiled, having-been-and-still-separated from the sinners, and having-become higher (than) the heavens;
v27 Who is not having necessity according-to (a) day, as-altogether the chief-priests, formerly in-behalf-of (their) own sins to-be-bringing-up sacrifices, thereafter of-the (sins) of-the people; for this (thing) he-did all-at-once having-brought-up himself.
v28 For the law is-establishing MEN chief-priests having weakness, but the word of-the taking-an-oath, namely-the (oath) after the law (establishes) (a) Son having-been-made-perfect-and-still-perfect with-reference-to the age.

c8
v1 But (a) sum on the (things) being-said; we-are having (a) chief-priest such-as-this, who sat in right (hand) of-the throne of-the greatness in the heavens,
v2 (A) Public-minister of-the holy-(ones) and of-the tabernacle, namely the authentic, which the Lord fastened, not MAN.
v3 For every chief-priest is-being-established with-reference-to (his) to-be-offering both gifts and sacrifices; whence necessary this (chief-priest) also be-having something he-might-offer.
v4 If therefore on-the-one-hand he-was on earth, but he-was not (a) priest, (there) being the (ones). offering the gifts according-to the law;
v5 They-who are-serving (a) copy and (a) shadow of-the (things) in-(the)-heavenlies, according-as Moses was-and-still-is-divinely-informed of-future (things) to-be-accomplishing the tabernacle; for, you-be-seeing, he-is-stating, you-will-make all-(things) according-to the pattern namely-the (one) having-been-pointed-to for-you in the mountain;
v6 Now on-the-other hand he-has-reached-and-still-has (a) more-diverse public-ministry, by-as-much-as he-is also mediator of-a-better covenant, one-which has-been-given-a-law on better promises.
v7 For if that first (covenant) was faultless, (a) place was not being-sought of-a-second.
v8 For finding-fault with-them he-is-saying: Behold days are-coming, Jehovah is saying, and I-shall-finish-completely upon the household of-Israel and upon the household of-Judah (a) new-quality covenant,
v9 Not according-to the covenant which I-made to-their fathers in (a) day of-my having-taken-hold of-their hand to-lead them out-of (the) land of-Egypt, because they themselves remained not in my covenant, and I myself neglected of-them, Jehovah is-saying.
v10 Because this (is) the covenant which I-shall-myself-covenant to-the household of-Israel after those days, Jehovah is-saying, giving my laws into their intellect, and I-shall-inscribe them on their hearts, and I-shall-be to-them with-reference-to God and they themselves will-be to-me with-reference-to (a) people.
v11 And they-might not teach each (one) his citizen and each (one) his brother, saying: You-come-to-know the Lord, because they-will all know me absolutely from little till great of-them.
v12 Because I-shall-be propitious to their unrighteousnesses, and of their sins I (by no means) might-be still mindful.
v13 In saying new-quality he-has-made the first (covenant) old-and-it-is-still-old; but the (thing) being-made-old and growing-aged (is) near of-vanishing.

 

 

Mar 13

1 Corinthians 1:30  "But out-of him YOU yourselves-are in Messiah Jesus, who became wisdom to-us from God, both righteousness and holiness and redemption."

 

Shema:

Our wisdom is from/in/by Jesus alone.

Our righteousness is from/in/by Jesus alone.

Our holiness (sanctification) is from/in/by Jesus alone.

Our redemption is from/in/by Jesus alone.

 

Mar 13, 2014

Oh look, Purim.

http://www.seekgod.ca/hr/hrfaqs4a1.htm

The Rabbinical mandate that you get drunk is not biblical.

Reading the Book of Ester is a blessing.  Thanking God is a sacrifice.

Be Holy.

Zachor: Deut. 25:17-19 Remembering to forget Amalek.

 

Mar 11,2014

Showy wisdom vs. Showing wisdom

Micah 7:7

 "But as for me,

I will look unto Jehovah;

I will wait for the God of my salvation:

my God will hear me."

 

Micah 7:8  "Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness (בַּחֹשֶׁךְ - bachoshek), Jehovah will be a light unto me."

 

Psa 18:11 (ASV) He made darkness (חֹשֶׁךְ choshek) his hiding-place, his pavilion round about him, Darkness(חֲשֵׁכָה chashekah) of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

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Words:

Ecclesiastes 7:16 "Be not righteous (צַדִּיק tsaddiyq) overmuch; neither make thyself overwise (וְאַל־תִּתְחַכַּם ) : why shouldest thou destroy thyself? "

It seems some run the wrong way with this.

Note: Young's Literal Translation has "show" rather than "make", which also seems to fit better in light of Proverbs 4:7:

Proverbs 4:7 "Wisdom (חָכְמָה) is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom (חָכְמָה ); Yea, with all thy getting get understanding.(בִּינָה biynah) "

Say what then?

Ecclesiastes 7:16 "Be not righteous overmuch; neither make thyself overwise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? " Note: Young's Literal Translation has "show" rather than "make", which also seems to fit better in light of Proverbs 4:7: "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; Yea, with all thy getting get understanding." That is, wisdom is good, but "making a show" of wisdom is not so good. It is good to be able to explain your theology (1 Peter 3:15), prove all things (1 Thes. 5:21), and study to show yourself approved unto God (2 Tim.2:15).

Study to show...thyself...approved...unto God.

2 Timothy 2:15 "You-be-diligent yourself to-stand-along-side approved to-the God, (a) workman unashamed, cutting-straight the word of-the truth."
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Mar 13

The Holy and the Profane

 In distinguishing the holy from the profane, these passages seem considerable:

1 Cor.10:18 "YOU-be-looking-at the Israeli according-to flesh; are not the (ones) eating the sacrifices partners of-the altar?"

Hebrews 13:10 "We-are-having (an) altar out-of which the (ones) serving to-the tabernacle are not having authority to-eat."

And merciful, I think:
Gen. 1: 5 "And God called the light Day, and the darkness (חֹשֶׁךְ choshek ) he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one (אֶחָד 'echad) day (יוֹם yowm)."

In this "echad" perhaps an allowance is seen for the redemption-back (@Rom3:24-25 & 11:26) to the observant Jew AND the hope of God's lovingkindness extended to the profane as at Rom. ch14 (for instance, to the Messianic "weaker brother" that follows Hagar/Sinai for merit -the spiritual adultery @Rom.7:1-6 - - as opposed to "God's first love" @1Jn.5:3).

 

Leviticus 10:10 "and that ye may make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean;

so then distinguish  four things, and in that, between two sets of things:

the holy  | the common

the unclean | the clean

It comes to mind that this must have come to Peter's mind at  Acts 10:12-14.

 

Holy | Common?

 body of the spirit | body of the soul

1 Corinthians 15:44 "It-is-being-sown (a) body of-the-soul, it-is-being-raised (a) body of-the-spiritIf there-is (a) body of-the soul, there-is also of-the spirit."

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Consider these things with Romans 11:11-12 in mind.  Fear YHVH.

Consider these things with Galatians 4:21-27 in mind.  Shout for joy to YHVH.

 

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

 

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Parashah Vayikra

"and he called"
Torah portion:
Leviticus 1:1 - 6:7

Exodus 30:11-16 (2014 Shabbat Shekalim)

Numbers 28:9-15 & Exodus 12:1-20 (2015 Shabbat HaCodesh)

Haftarah portion:

Isaiah 43:21 - 44:23

Ezekiel 45:16 - 46:18  (2015 Shabbat HaCodesh)
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

Hebrews 10:1-18

Hebrews 13:10-15
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.

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Good New Testament commentary from John Parsons

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Leviticus. 4:27

Leviticus 4:27 "And if any one of the common people sin unwittingly (בִשְׁגָגָה), in doing any of the things which Jehovah hath commanded not to be done, and be guilty"

 

Hebrew for Christians/ John Parsons has an interesting wording for this verse:

“if a person offends and performs any of the commandments of the LORD that should not be done, and is guilty".  John points out that the Rabbinical thought is that this is speaking of doing commandments "devoid of heart".

 

This slightly different wording  brings "His" commandments (1Jn. 2:3, 3:23) and Hagar (Gal.4:30) to mind. 

 

1 John.2:3  And in this we-are-coming-to-know that we-have-come-to-know-and-still-know him, if we-might-be-keeping HIS (1Jn.3:23) commandments.

That is to say, we can only keep HIS commandments if we are right hearted in Messiah Jesus.

 

1 John 3:23 "And this is his commandment, in-order-that we-might-trust in-the name of-his son Jesus Messiah and we-might-be-cherishing one-another according-as he-gave commandment to-us."

That is to define his commandments...

 

 Also interesting differences here:

Leviticus 5:17 "And if any one sin, and do any of the things which Jehovah hath commanded not to be done; though he knew it not  (ולא־ידע), yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity."

What are the differences between "he knew it not" & "unwittingly" (4:27) & why does it require a ram?  For "unwittingly (בִשְׁגָגָה)" (Lev.4:27) Thayer's lexicon has "error, fault, committed through inadvertence."  Also coming to mind here are future "4th temple" (or third) sacrifices...  As also "the doing of a commandment devoid of heart" (i.e. opposed to "casting out the maidservant") might speak to Messianic & Rabbinical Judaism's Torah Observance? And that with Heb.10:28-29, and 1 Jn.2:3 "know HIS (1 Jn.3:23) commandments".  In a "weaker brother" sense, much lovingkindness is seen here.  Would this ram prefigure Jesus on the cross ("forgive them, they don't know what they are doing" Lu.23:34a) and the "redemption-back" of Rom. 3:24?   There will be a standing again of the dead in Messiah, they will look on him whom they pierced, all Israel will be saved,  God is powerful to graft-in again those now in "distrust" (Rom.11:23)

Another question  "Are the future sacrifices REALLY physical in the sense of our "today" physical?  It seems as the sanctuary of the God is in you (1Cor.3:16), then they are not that type of physical reality.  There is a physical body of the soul, and there is a physical body of the spirit. Recall that Jesus ate with the disciples after his resurrection.

 

1 Corinthians 15:44 "It-is-being-sown (a) body of-the-soul, it-is-being-raised (a) body of-the-spiritIf there-is (a) body of-the soul, there-is also of-the spirit."

 

The body of the spirit:

Luke 24:43 "And having-taken he-ate in-sight of-them"

 

Yet another question arises...does the body of the spirit have blood in it?  The soul of the flesh is in the blood:

Leviticus 17:11 "For the life  (נֶפֶשׁ - nephesh ) of the flesh (הַבָּשָׂר) is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls (על־נפשתיכם): for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life (בנפש)."

 

נֶפֶשׁ - nephesh of course is "soul".

"For the soul of the flesh is in the blood"  and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the soul."

 

 So! The "soul" also continues?  I need to study this @ R.H. Mount...

 

The King James confuses the subject by translating nephesh as soul 475x, life 117x, person 29x, mind 15x, heart 15x, creature 9x, body 8x, himself 8x, yourselves 6x, dead 5x, will 4x, desire 4x, man 3x, themselves 3x, any 3x, appetite 2x, misc 47x.

 

Why suggest there is not blood in Jesus' resurrected body?  It is our propitiation, he shed it for us.  This "new" body had a hole in it, i.e. a wound where he was pierced in the side, yet this - fatal - wound was no longer fatal, that is, it was not bleeding.  Why wasn't it bleeding?  How perplexing for us, and how perplexing for Thomas.  Do we doubt this also?  I think at best we admit we cannot understand this...how can a body process food without blood?  Yet Jesus ate after his resurrection...and walked through walls.  Perhaps this new body is not a "human" body?

 

John 20:27 "Afterwards he-is-saying to-the Thomas: You-bring your finger here, and note my hands; and you-bring your hand and you-cast into my side; and you-be-becoming not unbelieving, BUT trusting."

 

I'm hopeful that Jesus will treat my little trust in a similar manner:  "Hey, come here inside me, I've got things to do.  Let's go!"

 

 

Mar 7

Seen this week, certain verses in the Messianic assembly's cyclonic whirl of what passes there as "sound doctrine":

 

quote:

 

((( NOTICE THE WORD "" IF "" IN THESE VERSES )))

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JOHN 15:14.

JESUS SAID, ...YOU ARE MY FRIENDS "" IF "" YOU DO WHATSOEVER I HAVE COMMANDED YOU TO DO.

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JOHN 8:31 AND 32.

"" IF "" YOU CONTINUE IN MY WORD, YOU ARE MY DISCIPLES INDEED, THEN YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE.

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1 JOHN 1:7.

BUT "" IF "" WE WALK IN THE LIGHT, AS HE IS IN THE LIGHT, WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP ONE WITH ANOTHER, AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST HIS SON CLEANSES US FROM ALL SIN.

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JOHN 14:15.

JESUS SAID "" IF "" YOU LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.

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1 JOHN 2:3 AND 4.

BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE KNOW HIM, "" IF "" WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. IF ANY MAN SAY'S I KNOW HIM, BUT DO NOT KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, HE IS A LIAR, AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM.

 

end quote

 

All these verses are true!  But along with "if", we should also delineate the use of "" I "", "" MY "", and "" HIS "".

 

And IF we know him, those verses are not in conflict with the following verses:

  

1 John 3:23 And this is "" HIS "" commandment, in-order-that we-might-trust in-the name of-his son Jesus Messiah and we-might-be-cherishing one-another according-as he-gave commandment to-us.
v24 And the (one) keeping
"" HIS "" commandments is-remaining in him and he in him; and in this we-are-coming-to-know that he-is-remaining in us, out-of the Spirit which he-gave to-us.

 

John 10:30 "I and the father are one."

 

Mark 12:29 But the Jesus answered him, That first-of-all of-the commandments, (is) you-be-hearing, Israel, Jehovah our God Jehovah is one.

v30 And you-will-cherish Jehovah your God out-of your total heart and out-of your total soul and out-of your total intellect and out-of your total strength.  This (is the) first commandment.

v31 And (the) like second (is) this:  You-will-cherish your neighbor as yourself.  Another commandment greater of-these is not.

 

 note the distinction Jesus makes:  you keep my commandments.  I kept and still keep my Father's commandments.

John 15:10  If YOU-might-keep my commandments, YOU-will-remain in my charity, according-as I myself-have-kept-and-am-still-keeping the commandments of-my Father, and I-am-remaining in his charity.

Jump to: How the commandments are kept - in His love

 

John 6:28 They-said therefore to him, What might-we-be-doing, in-order-that we-might-be-working the works of-the God?

 

 John 6:29 The Jesus answered and said to-them, This is the work of-the God, in-order-that you-might-trust with-reference-to whom that (one) dispatched.

 

Again:

JOHN 8:31 AND 32.

"" IF "" YOU CONTINUE IN MY WORD, YOU ARE MY DISCIPLES INDEED, THEN YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE.

So again, if we know Him and His word, the truth (Jesus) gives us freedom:

Galatians 4:21 YOU-be-saying to-me, the (ones) willing to-be under law, are-YOU not hearing the law?

v24 Which-things are being-allegorized; for these (women) are two covenants, on-the-one-hand one from mount Sinai, bearing with-reference-to slavery, one-who is Hagar.

v30 BUT what is-saying the scripture? You-cast-out the maidservant and her son; for by-no-means will the son of-the maidservant inherit with the son of-the free-woman.

Not freedom to sin, but freedom from the law of sin and death in the law of the spirit of the life in Messiah:

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

 

2 Corinthians 3:17  But the Lord is the Spirit; but the-place-where the Spirit of-Jehovah (is), there (is) freedom.

 

1 Corinthians 6:19 Or are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that YOUR body is (the) sanctuary of-the Holy Spirit in YOU, whom YOU-are-having from God, and YOU-are not of-yourselves?
v20 For YOU-were-bought-in-the-market of-(a)-price; YOU indeed glorify the God in YOUR body.

 

Ephesians 5:30 "Because we-are members of his body."

How?

God loved us first:

 

 John 3:16   "For thus the God cherished the world so-that he-gave his son, namely-the only-begotten, in-order-that every-(one) the (one) trusting with-reference-to him might not perish, BUT he-might-be-having life eternal."

 

So that by His love, we might keep his word:

1 John 2:5 But who might-be-keeping his word, truly in this (one) the charity of-the God has-been-made-perfect-and-is-still-perfect. In this we-are-coming-to-know that we-are in him.

 

Matthew 27:51 "And behold the veil of-the sanctuary was-split into two, from from-above till below"

 

That veil was his flesh!

John 14:6 "The Jesus is-saying to-him, I myself-am the way and the truth and the life.  No-one is-coming to the Father unless through me."

 

Hebrews 10:19-20  "Having therefore brothers, boldness-of-speech with-reference-to the entering-in of-the holy-ones in the blood of-Jesus,

Which (entering-in) he-dedicated for-us (a) way recently-slain and living, through the veil, this is his flesh,"

 

1 Corinthians 3:16  "Are YOU not knowing absolutely that YOU are the sanctuary of the God, and the spirit of God is dwelling [οκε - oikei] in YOU?"

 

Hebrews 13:10 We-are-having (an) altar out-of which the (ones) serving to-the tabernacle are not having authority to-eat.

 

Hebrews 4:3 "For we, the (ones) having-trusted, are-going-in into the rest, according-as he-has-said-and-still-says: As I-swore in my wrath; if they-will-go-in into my rest; and-yet of-the works having-been-come-to-pass from casting-down of-(a)-world."

 

Habakkuk 2:4b "but the righteous shall live by his faith.(trust)"

 

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Parashah Pekudei

"accounting of"
Torah portion:
Exodus 38:21 - 40:38

Shabbat Shekalim: Exodus 30:11-16

Haftarah portion:

1 Kings 7:51 - 8:21
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

1 Corinthians 3:16-17

Hebrews 13:10
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.

In 2015, 2017 and 2018, a double portion, read with Parashah Vayakhel

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just taking notes

 

Jesus wore the colors of the veil -  Blue  white   purple  Scarlet   Blue

 

 

Note that the High Priest's ephod was made of the same colors as the Tabernacle (the ten curtains Ex.26:1),- and gold,  while the robe of the ephod was all blue, and not to be rent:

 

Exodus 26:1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shalt thou make them.

 

ואת־המשכן תעשה עשר יריעת

curtains  ten you-make the-tabernacle and ←

 

 

Exodus 39:1 And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made finely wrought garments, for ministering in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as Jehovah commanded Moses.
2 And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.

 

Exodus 39:22 And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.
23 And the hole of the robe in the midst thereof, as the hole of a coat of mail, with a binding round about the hole of it, that it should not be rent.

 

Matthew 26:65  Then the chief-priest rent-asunder-through his garments (himation), saying, Because he-blasphemed; why-are-we still having need of-witnesses? Note, now YOU-heard his blasphemy.

 

Leviticus 10:6 And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Let not the hair of your heads go loose, neither rend your clothes [LXX ἱμάτια]; that ye die not, and that he be not wroth with all the congregation: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which Jehovah hath kindled.

Caiaphas' action of rending his garments also signifies the end of the Levitical priesthood.  That morning's sacrifice was the last acceptable offer to YHVH by the Levitical priesthood.

Jesus' garments, himatia,  were rent, but not his vesture, himatismon.  Jesus did not rend this himself.  His priesthood is NOT Levitical, but rather according to the arrangement of Melchizedek, is forever.

 

Matthew 27:35  But having-crucified him they-divided-for (διεμερίσαντο) themselves his garments (ἱμάτια - himatia) casting (a) lot, in-order-that it-might-be-fulfilled, the-(thing) having-been-said by the prophet; They-divided-for-themselves my garments  (ἱμάτια - himatia) with-themselves, and on my vesture (ἱματισμόν - himatismon) they-cast (a) lot.

Note the Textus Receptus has additional Greek text here to connect to Psalm 22:18

 

Psalm 22:18 They part my garments (בְגָדַי beged) (LXX: ἱμάτιά himatia) among them, And upon my vesture (לְבוּשִׁ  lĕbuwsh) (LXX: ἱματισμόν himatismon) do they cast lots.

 

Note: Jesus stopped the Temple sacrifices and in that, stopped the Levitical priesthood- Mark 11:16.  Caiaphas stopped his ability to be high priest, and in effect, stopped the Levitical priesthood - Matt.26:65.  At Jesus' death, the veil of the sanctuary was rent, and this stopped the Levitical priesthood - Matt.27:51.

 

Hebrews 5:5 Thus also the Messiah glorified not himself to-have-become (a) chief-priest, BUT the (one) having-spoken to him: You yourself are my Son, I myself today have-begotten you;
v6 According-as also in (a) different (place) he-is-saying: You (are) (a) priest with-reference-to the age according-to the arrangement of Melchisedec.
v7 Who in the days of his flesh having-offered both petitions and supplications with strong clamor and tears to the (one) being-able to-be-saving him out-of death, and having-been-listened-to from the devoutness,
v8 Although being (a) Son, he-learned the obedience from which (things) he suffered,
v9 And having-been-made-perfect he-became (the) reason of-eternal salvation to-all the (ones) obeying him,
v10 Having-been-addressed by the God (as) chief-priest according-to the arrangement of-Melchisedec.
v11 Concerning whom the word (is) to-be-saying much to-us and difficult-to-interpret, since YOU-have-become-and-still-are-sluggish to-the reports.

 

Titus 3:4 But when the graciousness and the love-of-mankind of-the God our Savior appeared-clearly,
v5 Not out-of works which we ourselves-did in righteousness, BUT according-to his mercy he-saved us through (the) bath of-regeneration and of-renewing of-the Holy Spirit,
v6 Which he-poured-out on us richly through Jesus Messiah our Savior,
v7 In-order-that having-been-justified by-the favor of-that-one we-might-become heirs according-to hope of-eternal life.
v8 The word (is) trustworthy, and concerning these-things I-am-purposing you to-be-asserting-confidently, in-order-that the (ones) having-trusted-and-still-trusting God might-be-being-concerned to-be-standing of-fine works before-for-themselves. These-things are fine and profitable to-the MEN;
v9 But stupid debates and genealogies and quarreling and legal fights you-be-standing-around-away-from-for-yourself; for they-are futile and aimless.

 

2Timothy 1:7 For the God gave not to-us (the) Spirit of-timidity, BUT of-power and of-charity and of-restoration-to-sound-mindedness.
v8 Therefore might-you not be-ashamed-of the testimony of-our Lord nor me his prisoner, BUT you-suffer-bad-together (with me) for-the good-news according-to (the) power of-God,
v9 Of-the (one) having-saved us and having-called with-an-holy calling, not according-to our works BUT according-to (his) own plan and favor, the (favor) having-been-given to-us in Messiah Jesus before times eternal,
v10 But having-been-manifested now through the clear-appearing of-our savior Messiah Jesus, on-the-one-hand having-rendered inactive the death, on-the-other-hand having-enlightened life and imperishability through the good-news,
 

 

 

 

Ecclesiastes 5:1 - Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

 

Heard at a Messianic assembly:

"He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination." - Proverbs 28:9

 

Shema; Sarah vs. Hagar:

"For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death." - Romans 8:2

"La Chaim" ("to life")? Yes, but moreover, "To Messiah Jesus".  This is the law of the spirit of the life revealed:

Hebrews 13:10 "We-are-having (an) altar out-of which the (ones) serving to-the tabernacle are not having authority to-eat."

 

And yet then someone suggested that at Passover, this assembly should sacrifice a lamb, and use that blood...

Ouch. That nonsense quenches the Spirit.  Yes, it is a weaker brother issue, and a dangerous one.  I believe this particular man, whom I love, is my brother in Messiah, and he is very strong in his trust and love of YHVH Yeshua.  He wants to serve the Father as best as he can. It is amazing that so many in the Messianic group often express desire to attain their "Hebrew roots", yet apparently do not read - or hear - the book "Hebrews".  I'll note that the gospel is simple, yes, and yet there are concepts that have to be taught, and I fail in getting the simple concepts across verbally.  Hence this page, where I can try and organize some topics somewhat.  There is often repetition here - because: "You have to go over and over and over the Word of God to to understand these things." - Ralph H. Mount.

Hebrews c8
v1 But (a) sum on the (things) being-said; we-are having (a) chief-priest such-as-this, who sat in right (hand) of-the throne of-the greatness in the heavens,
v2 (A) Public-minister of-the holy-(ones) and of-the tabernacle, namely the authentic, which the Lord fastened, not MAN.
v3 For every chief-priest is-being-established with-reference-to (his) to-be-offering both gifts and sacrifices; whence necessary this (chief-priest) also be-having something he-might-offer.
v4 If therefore on-the-one-hand he-was on earth, but he-was not (a) priest, (there) being the (ones). offering the gifts according-to the law;
v5 They-who are-serving (a) copy and (a) shadow of-the (things) in-(the)-heavenlies, according-as Moses was-and-still-is-divinely-informed of-future (things) to-be-accomplishing the tabernacle; for, you-be-seeing, he-is-stating, you-will-make all-(things) according-to the pattern namely-the (one) having-been-pointed-to for-you in the mountain;
v6 Now on-the-other hand he-has-reached-and-still-has (a) more-diverse public-ministry, by-as-much-as he-is also mediator of-a-better covenant, one-which has-been-given-a-law on better promises.
v7 For if that first (covenant) was faultless, (a) place was not being-sought of-a-second.
v8 For finding-fault with-them he-is-saying: Behold days are-coming, Jehovah is saying, and I-shall-finish-completely upon the household of-Israel and upon the household of-Judah (a) new-quality covenant,
v9 Not according-to the covenant which I-made to-their fathers in (a) day of-my having-taken-hold of-their hand to-lead them out-of (the) land of-Egypt, because they themselves remained not in my covenant, and I myself neglected of-them, Jehovah is-saying.
v10 Because this (is) the covenant which I-shall-myself-covenant to-the household of-Israel after those days, Jehovah is-saying, giving my laws into their intellect, and I-shall-inscribe them on their hearts, and I-shall-be to-them with-reference-to God and they themselves will-be to-me with-reference-to (a) people.
v11 And they-might not teach each (one) his citizen and each (one) his brother, saying: You-come-to-know the Lord, because they-will all know me absolutely from little till great of-them.
v12 Because I-shall-be propitious to their unrighteousnesses, and of their sins I (by no means) might-be still mindful.
v13 In saying new-quality he-has-made the first (covenant) old-and-it-is-still-old; but the (thing) being-made-old and growing-aged (is) near of-vanishing.

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v1 On-the-one-hand therefore the first (covenant) was-having both the worldly holy-place and just-acts of-service.
v2 For (a) booth was-constructed, the first, in which (were) both the lampstand and the table and the plan of-the loaves, one-(booth)-which is-being-said, Holy-place;
v3 But after the second veil (a) booth, the (one) being-said Holies of-Holies,
v4 Having (a) censer made-of-gold and the ark of-the covenant having-been-covered-and-still-covered-around on-all-sides with-gold-objects in which (was) (a) jar made-of-gold having the manna and Aaron's rod, namely-the (one) having-sprouted and the flat-tablets of-the covenant,
v5 But over-above it cherubim of-glory shadowing-down-on the propitiatory; concerning of-which (things) it-is not, according-to (each) part, to-be-saying (things) now.
v6 But of-these (things) thus having-been-and-still-constructed on-the-one-hand with-reference-to the first tabernacle the priests are-entering through all (time) accomplishing the services,
v7 But into the second (booth) the chief-priest alone, once of-the year, not separate-from blood, which he-is-offering in-behalf-of himself and of-the faults-of-ignorance of-the people,
v8 The Holy Spirit making-evident this, the way of-the holy (ones) not-yet to-have-been-manifested (while) of-the first tabernacle still [having] standing,
v9 One-which (is a) parable with-reference-to the season namely-the (one) having-stood-in-and-still-standing-in, according-to which both gifts and sacrifices are-being-offered not being-able, according-to conscience to-make the (one) serving perfect,
v10 Only on foods and drinks and diverse baptisms-of-things, just-acts of-flesh lying (on them) as-far-as (a) season thoroughly-straight.
v11 But Messiah having-come-to-be-alongside chief-priest of-the future good-things, through the greater and more-perfect tabernacle not made-by-hand, this is not of-this creation,
v12 Nor through blood of-he-goats and of-calves, but through (his) own blood he-went-in all-at-once into the holy-places, having-found eternal redemption.
v13 For if the blood of-he-goats and of-bulls and ashes of-a-heifer sprinkling the (ones) having-been-and-still-defiled is-making-holy to the cleanness of-the flesh,
v14 By-how-much more will the blood of-the Messiah, who through (the) eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to-the God, cleanse your conscience from dead works with-reference-to-be-serving (the) living God?
v15 And because-of this he-is mediator of-a-new-quality covenant, in-which-case a-death (is) having-come-to-pass with-reference-to redemption-back of-the transgressions on the first covenant, the (ones) having-been-and-still-being-called might take the promise of-the eternal inheritance.
v16 For where-in-which (there-is-a) covenant, (it-is) (a) necessity (a) death to-be-being-brought from-the (one) having-himself-covenanted;
v17 For (a) covenant on deads (is) firm, since it-is (not) at-any-time being-strong when the (one) having-himself-covenanted is-living.
v18 Whence neither has the first (covenant) been-and-still-is-dedicated separate-from blood.
v19 For of-every commandment having-been-spoken according-to the law by Moses to-all the people, having-taken the blood of-the calves and of-the he-goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, he-sprinkled both the little-book itself and all the people,
v20 Saying: This (is) the blood of-the covenant which the God commanded to YOU.
v21 He also sprinkled the tabernacle but even all the vessels of-the public-ministry likewise with-the blood.
v22 And according-to the law nearly all-things (are) being-cleansed in blood, and separate-from shedding-of-blood forgiveness is not coming-to-pass.
v23 On-the-one-hand therefore (a) necessity the copies of-the (things) in the heavens to-be-being-cleansed with-these, on-the-other-hand the (things) themselves in-(the)-heavenlies with-better sacrifices beside these.
v24 For the Messiah went not in into holy (places) made-by-hands, patterns-in-turn of-the authentic (things), BUT into the heaven itself, now to-be-revealed to-the face of-the God in-behalf-of us;
v25 But-not in-order-that he-might-be-offering himself often, as-altogether the chief-priest is-going-in into the holy (places) according-to (each) year in blood belonging-to-another,
v26 Since it-was-essential he suffer often from casting-down of (the) world; but at-this-instant, once he-has-been-and-still-is-manifested upon complete-finish of-the ages with-reference-to (a) disregarding of-the sin through his sacrifice.
v27 And according-to as-much-as it-is-being-laid-away for-the MEN once to-die-off but after this, (a) judgement,
v28 Thus also the Messiah, once having-been-offered with-reference-to bring(ing)-up sins of-many, out-of (a) second (time) he-will-be-seen separate-from sin by-the (ones) waiting-anxiously (for) him with-reference-to salvation.

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v1 For the law having (a) shadow of-the future good-(things), not itself the image of-the things, according-to (each) year by the same sacrifices which they-are-offering with-reference-to the perpetuity it-is never being-able to-make-perfect the (ones) coming-near;
v2 Since would-they not have-ceased being offered? because the (ones) serving, once having-been-cleansed-and-still-cleansed, (would) still be-having not-one conscience of-sins.
v3 But in them (a) remembrance of-sins according-to (each) year;
v4 For (it-is) impossible (for) blood of-bulls and he-goats to-be-removing sins.
v5 On-this-account coming-in into the world he-is-saying: You-willed not sacrifice and offering, but you-yourself-rendered (a) body thoroughly-fit for-me;
v6 You-thought not well (of) total-burnt-offerings even concerning sin.
v7 Then I-said: Behold I-am-present, in (the) heading of-(a)-little-book it-has-been-written-and-is-still-written concerning me, to-do, the God, your will.
v8 More-above saying that sacrifice and offering and total-burnt-offerings even concerning sin you-willed not, nor you-thought-well (of), they-which are-being-offered according-to the law,
v9 Then he-has-said-and-is-still-saying: Behold I-am-present to-do, the God, your will. He-is-carrying-off the first in-order-that the second might-stand;


v10 In which will we-are having-been-made-holy-and-are-still-holy through the offering all-at-once of-the body of-the Messiah Jesus.


v11 And on-the-one-hand every priest has-stood-and-still-stands publicly-ministering according-to (each) day and often offering the same sacrifices, they-which are never being-able to-lift sins from-around (them);
v12 He, on-the-other-hand having-offered one sacrifice in-behalf-of sins with-reference-to the perpetuity (was) seated in right (hand) of-the God,
v13 Henceforth waiting-long till his enemies might-be-placed (a) footstool of his feet.
v14 For by-one offering he-has-made-perfect-and-still-makes-perfect with-reference-to the perpetuity the (ones) being-made-holy.
v15 But the Holy Spirit also is-witnessing to-us; for after to-have-said-before-and-still-saying;
v16 This (is) the covenant which I-myself-shall-covenant with them after those days, Jehovah is saying: Giving my laws on their hearts, and on their intellects I-shall-inscribe them,
v17 And of-their sins and their lawlessnesses I-shall by-no-means still be-mindful.
v18 But where-in-which forgiveness of-these, (there is) not-still (an) offering in-behalf-of sins.
v19 Having therefore brothers, boldness-of-speech with-reference-to the entering-in of-the holy-ones in the blood of-Jesus,
v20 Which (entering-in) he-dedicated for-us (a) way recently-slain and living, through the veil, this is his flesh,
v21 And (having) (a) great priest upon the household of-the God,


v22 Let-us-be-going-to (God) with (an) authentic heart in certainty of-trust, (having) the hearts having-been-sprinkled-and-still-sprinkled from (an) evil conscience and (having) the body having-been-and-still-bathed with-clean water;
v23 Let-us-be-holding-fast the confession of-the hope unwavering, for the (one) having-himself promised (is) trustworthy,
v24 And let-us-be-taking-note-of one-another with-reference-to (an) irritation of-charity and of-fine works,
v25 Not abandoning the leading-together-completely of-ourselves, according-as custom with-certain-ones, BUT comforting, and by-this-much more for-as-long-as YOU-are-looking-to the day drawing-near.
v26 For of our sinning voluntarily after (we) took the thorough-knowledge of-the truth, no-more (a) sacrifice concerning sins is-being-left-behind,
v27 But certain fearful long-waiting-for of-judgement and zeal of-future fire to-be-eating the (ones) set-over-against.
v28 Some-one having-disregarded (a) law of-Moses, upon two or three witnesses if-dying-off separate-from pities;
v29 To-how-much of-worse vengeance are-YOU-thinking will-he-be-thought worthy, the (one) having-trodden-down the Son of-the God and having-considered the blood of-the covenant, in which he-was-made-holy, common, and having-insulted-within the Spirit of-the favor?

v30 For we-are-knowing-absolutely the (one) having-said: To-me an-avenging, I myself will-repay; and again: Jehovah will-judge his people.
v31 (A) fearful (thing) to-fall-into hands of-(a)-living God.
v32 But YOU-yourselves-be-being-mindful-again (of) the former days, in which having-been-enlightened YOU-persevered much contest of-sufferings,
v33 This on-the-one-hand, (ones) being-made-spectacles both with-reproaches and in-tribulations; this on-the-other-hand, having-become partners of-the (ones) thus turning-themselves-about.
v34 For YOU also suffered-together with-the prisoners, and YOU-welcomed the seizing of YOUR goods with joy, coming-to-know yourselves to-be-having (a) better and remaining existence.
v35 Might-YOU not be-casting-off therefore YOUR boldness-of-speech, one-which is-having great compensation.
v36 For YOU-are-having need of-perseverance in-order-that having-done the will of-the God YOU-might-obtain-for-yourselves the promise.
v37 For still (a) little moment, the (one) coming will-be-present and he-will not linger,
v38 But my just (one) will-himself-live out-of trust, and if he-himself-might-shrink-back, my soul is not thinking-well in him.
v39 But we ourselves are not of-shrinking-back with-reference-to destruction, BUT of-trust with-reference-to possession of-soul.

 

 1 Corinthians 5:1 "Totally prostitution is-being-heard (to-be) among YOU, and prostitution such-as-this, one-which (is) neither among the Gentiles, so-that someone (is) to-be-having (a) woman of-the father."

This is obviously speaking of individual/s acts in the assembly, yet it also speaks alongside Paul's letter to the Romans concerning spiritual adultery:

 

Romans 7:1 Or are-YOU-being-ignorant, brothers, for I-am-speaking to-(ones)-coming-to-know law, that the law is-exercising-lordship of-the MAN on as-long time as he-is-living?
v2 For the woman under-a-husband has-been-and-is-still-bound by-law to-the living husband; but if the husband might-die-off, she-has-been-and-is still-rendered-inactive from the law of-the husband.
v3 So therefore, while the husband (is) living, she-will-be-termed (an) adulteress if she-might-become to-(a)-different man; but if the husband might-die-off, she-is free from the law, she (will) not be (an) adulteress having-become to-(a)-different man.

v4 So-that, my brothers, YOU yourselves also were-put-to-death to-the law through the body of-the Messiah, with-reference-to YOU to-become to-(a)-different (one), to-the (one) having-been-raised out-of dead (ones), in-order-that we-might-bring-forth-fruit to-the God.
v5 For when we-were in the flesh, the sufferings of-the sins the (sufferings) through the law were-operating in our members with-reference-to the (object) to-bring-forth-fruit to-the death;
v6 But at-this-instant we-were-rendered-inactive from the law, having-died-off in which we-were-being-held-fast, so-that we (are) to-be-being-a-slave in newness of-spirit and not in-oldness of-letter.

 

Both 1 Corinthians ch5 and Romans ch7 warn against going back under the Sinai (Hagar) covenant (ketubah/marriage contract).     Suggesting a need - for any reason - for further sacrifice reflects a lack of trust.  Yes, each is given a measure of trust (Rom.12:3) and that trust "works both ways".  That is, we have a present and future trust that Jesus' blood cleans us and is all we need, and we have a "past" trust that we don't need any of the Levitical sacrifices anymore.  When we suggest - for any reason - that we need the blood of a different, additional sacrifice, then we sin:

Romans 14:23 "But if the (one) doubting might-eat he-has-been-and-is-still-condemned, because not out-of trust; but every-thing which (is) not out-of trust is sin."

Yet, if any man sin, we have an advocate with the father, Jesus Christ.

- And there is a sin to death, but also a sin NOT to death.

1John 5:16 If someone might-see his brother sinning (a) sin not to death, he-shall-request, and he-will-give to-him life, for-the (ones) sinning not to death. There-is sin to death; I-am not saying in-order-that he-might-interrogate concerning that (sin).
v17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there-is sin not to death.
IF any man sin,

1 John 2:1  My little-children, these-things I-am-writing to-YOU in-order-that YOU-might not sin. And if someone might-sin, we-are-having (an) advocate with the Father, Jesus Messiah (a) just (one);

So, much of the Messianic assembly is the weaker brother:

Romans 14:1  But YOU-be-taking-to-yourselves the (one) being-weak in-the trust, not with-reference-to discriminations of-deliberations.

Romans 12:3 For I-am-saying, through the favor namely-the (favor) having-been-given to-me, to everyone being among YOU, not to-be-having-opinion-beyond beside what is-essential to-be-having-opinion, BUT to-be-having-opinion with-reference-to be-being-of-sound-mind, as the God parted to-each (a) measure of-trust.

And this is not saying to go with the flow, but rather having sound doctrine. If a brother commits spiritual adultery we are not to "be weak" for him and go along with his doctrine.

2 Timothy 2:15 "You-be-diligent yourself to-stand-along-side approved to-the God, (a) workman unashamed, cutting-straight the word of-the truth."
16 "But you-be-standing-around-for-yourself-away-from the profane empty-chatters; for they-will-progress upon much-more of-impiety,"

Jump to: Are we really supposed to think like little children?

In general, I would not classify the Messianic assembly as all infants, but rather include also rebellious teenagers that refuse to hear the law - of Messiah:

Romans 8:2 "For the law of-the spirit of-the life in Messiah Jesus made me free from the law of the sin and of-the death."

Proverbs 28:9 "He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination."

The Messianic seeking to be under the Sinai law is spiritual adultery, but perhaps not spiritual prostitution.  That is, the Sinai covenant is not the cup of the Devil.  The law (Sinai) is good.  However, man cannot meet its requirements, so Messiah Jesus came, shed his blood, died, and was stood again to remove our sin which the law (Sinai) made evident.

On the one hand:

Ecclesiastes 5:1 - Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

On the other hand:

1 John 2:1  My little-children, these-things I-am-writing to-YOU in-order-that YOU-might not sin. And if someone might-sin, we-are-having (an) advocate with the Father, Jesus Messiah (a) just (one);

Psalm 130:3 If thou, Jehovah, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? v4 But there is forgiveness with thee,

Luke 23:34a " But the Jesus was-saying: Father, you-forgive them, for they-are not knowing-absolutely what they-are-doing."

His charity never fails.

 

And also heard:

Numbers 35:33 "So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are:  for blood, it polluteth the land; and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it."

This "land" is the land God gave Israel (vs.9) and in relation to their setting up of refuge cities (vs.11).  However, in this Messianic assembly it was applied to the United States and abortion, and while that is of course bad theology, the remedy is still found in Jesus:

 

Again, Romans 7:4 "So-that, my brothers, YOU yourselves also were-put-to-death to-the law through the body of-the Messiah, with-reference-to YOU to-become to-(a)-different (one), to-the (one) having-been-raised out-of dead (ones), in-order-that we-might-bring-forth-fruit to-the God."

 

1 Corinthians 5:7 YOU-purge-out the old leaven, in-order-that YOU-might-be (a) new lump, according-as YOU-are unleavened-breads. For even our passover was-sacrificed, Messiah.
v8 So-that let-us-be-keeping-the-feast not with old leaven neither with leaven of-malice and of-evil, BUT with unleavened-breads of-sincerity and of-truth.

And this brings us near Passover (2013 Haggadah).

 

 

 

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Feb 27, 2014

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Parashah Pekudei

"accounting of"

His Dwelling Place

That veil was His Flesh!

The then pointed to the now:

The Then: Building up the sanctuary and the priestly garments.

The now: Building up the sanctuary (Body of Messiah) with the priestly garments.

(The Full Armour of the God)

Spelling differences: armour/armor - either is OK!

 

Good News:

Revelation 5:9 And they-are-singing-an-ode (a) new (quality) song saying: You-are worthy to-take the little-book and to-open the seals of-it, because you-were-slain and you-bought-in-the-market to-the God in your blood out-of every tribe and language and people and nation,
v10 And you-made them to our God (a) kingdom and priests, and they-will-be-kings on the earth,
 

 

Ephesians 6:11 YOU-clothe-yourselves-in the full-armour of-the God toward YOUR being-able to-stand to the methods of-the devil;
v12 Because the wrestling for-us is not with blood and flesh, BUT with the principalities, with the authorities, with the world-rulers of this darkness, with the spiritual (things?) of-the evil in the heavenlies.
v13 Because-of this YOU-take-up the full-armour of-the God, in-order-that YOU-might-be-able to-withstand in the day namely the evil, and having-worked-out quite-all (things), to-stand.
v14 YOU-stand therefore having-girded-yourselves around YOUR loin with truth, and having-clothed-yourselves-in the breastplate of-the justice,
v15 And having-bound-yourselves-under the feet with preparation of-the good-news of-the peace,
v16 Upon all, having-taken-up the shield of-the trust, with which YOU-will-be-able to-extinguish all the arrows, namely-the (ones) having-been-and-still-on-fire, of-the evil (one).
v17 And YOU-receive the helmet of-the salvation, and the dagger of-the spirit, which (spirit) is (a) saying of-God,
v18 Through all prayer and petition, praying in every season in spirit, and with-reference-to it, being sleepless, in all steadfast-endurance and petition concerning all the holy (ones),
v19 And in-behalf-of me, in-order-that (a) word might-be-given to-me in opening of my mouth, in boldness-of-speech to-make-known the mystery of-the good-news,
v20 in-behalf-of which I-am-being-a-delegate in chain, in-order-that in it I-might-be-bold-of-speech as it-is-essential (for) me to-speak.

 

 

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High

Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of Jehovah, He is my refuge and my fortress:

My God, in whom I trust."  - Psalm. 91:1-2

 

1Kings 8:27 "But will God in very deed dwell on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded!"

This might be compared to defining weekly bible reading allotments (Torah portions)...

 

1Kings 9:3 "And Jehovah said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually."

 

 

Jump to: Jesus Messiah is Jehovah

 

John 1:1  "The Word was in (the) beginning, and the Word was with the God, and the Word was God."

John 1:14 "And the Word came-to-be flesh, and he-tabernacled among us, and we-beheld his glory, glory as of-(an) only-begotten from (the) Father full of-favor and truth."

 

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Messiah the same yesterday and today and with-reference-to the ages.

[Note that Jesus Messiah doesn't change]
v9 YOU-be not being-brought-away by-various and strange doctrines; for (it is) fine the heart to-be-being-made-firm by-favor, not by-foods, in which the (ones) walking-around were not profited.
v10 We-are-having (an) altar out-of which the (ones) serving to-the tabernacle are not having authority to-eat.
[Note that this is a change]


 

 "For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth (שכן) [Strong's 7931] eternity, whose name is Holy:

I dwell  (אשכון) [Strong's 7931] in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. - Isa. 57:15

this is to say:

"I dwell in a high and holy place, but also I dwell with the broken and lowly of spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the crushed.”

 

John2:19  "The Jesus answered and said to-them, YOU-break-down this sanctuary, and in three days I-shall-raise it.

v20 The Jews therefore said, In forty and six years this sanctuary was-built, and you yourself-will-raise it in three days?

v21 But that (one) was-saying concerning the sanctuary of-his body.

 

Luke 17:20 But having-been-questioned by the Pharisees, at-what-time the kingdom of-the God is-coming, he-answered to-them and said, The kingdom of-the God is not coming with (a) keeping-alongside;
v21 Nor will-they-say, Behold here, or behold there; for behold the kingdom of-the God is interior of-YOU.

 

Ephesians 5:30 "Because we-are members of his body."

How?

Matthew 27:51 "And behold the veil of-the sanctuary was-split into two, from from-above till below"

 

That veil was his flesh!

John 14:6 "The Jesus is-saying to-him, I myself-am the way and the truth and the life.  No-one is-coming to the Father unless through me."

 

Hebrews 10:19-20  "Having therefore brothers, boldness-of-speech with-reference-to the entering-in of-the holy-ones in the blood of-Jesus,

Which (entering-in) he-dedicated for-us (a) way recently-slain and living, through the veil, this is his flesh,"

 

Therefore the veil is spiritual; and so too now, at this time, all the commandments regarding the veil and its related service are spiritual.

Hebrews 13:10 "We-are-having (an) altar out-of which the (ones) serving to-the tabernacle are not having authority to-eat."

 

Mark 11:16 "And he-was not letting-be in-order-that any-one might-bring-through (an) article through the temple."

 

The sanctuary of God is in the believer. It is important to see in this that Jesus stopped the physical Temple services (Mk.11:16, Jn.2:19-22, Mt.27:51, Heb.10:19-20) -

 

Christ in YOU; YOU in Christ.  YOU in Christ; Christ in YOU.

 

1 Corinthians 3:16  "Are YOU not knowing absolutely that YOU are the sanctuary of the God, and the spirit of God is dwelling [οκε - oikei] in YOU?"

v17 If someone is-corrupting the sanctuary of-the God, the God will-corrupt this (one);

for the sanctuary of-the God is holy, which-ones YOU yourselves are

 

Ephesians 5:32 "This mystery is great, but I-myself am-saying with-reference-to Messiah and with-reference-to the assembly."

 

Paul explains this mystery:

2 Corinthians 12:2  I-am-knowing-absolutely (a) MAN in Messiah fourteen years before,--whether in body I-am not knowing-absolutely, or outside the body I-am not knowing-absolutely, the God is-knowing-absolutely, --the (one) such-as-this-having-been-seized till (the) third heaven.
v3 And I-am-knowing absolutely the MAN such-as-this--whether in body or outside the body I-am not knowing-absolutely, the God is-knowing-absolutely,--
 

 

This is the "Christ in you."

Colossians 1:26 "The mystery namely-the (one) having-been-and-still-hidden-back from the ages and from the generations--but now was-manifested to his holy-ones,

v27 To-whom the God willed to-make-known what the riches of-the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Messiah in YOU, the hope of-the glory;"

 

Ephesians 3:14 For-sake-of this I-am-bending my knees to the Father,
v15 Out-of whom every lineage in heavens and on earth is-being-named,
v16 in-order-that he-might-give to-YOU according-to the riches of his glory with-power to-be-made-mighty through his Spirit with-reference-to the inside MAN,
v17 The Messiah to-reside through the trust in YOUR hearts, having-been-and-still-rooted also having-been-and-still-founded in charity.
v18 in-order-that YOU-might-be-quite-able to-apprehend with all the holy-ones what the breadth and length and height and depth,
v19 And-additionally to-know the charity of-the Messiah surpassing [the] knowledge, in-order-that YOU-might-be-filled with-reference-to all the fulness of-the God.
 

 

YOU in Christ:

Ephesians 2:13 "But at-this-instant in Messiah Jesus YOU, the (ones) at-one-time being far (away), YOU-became near in the blood of-the Messiah.

v14 For he himself is our peace, the (one) having-made the both (places) [Holy place & Holy of Holies] one even having-broken-down the midst-wall of-the fencing-in, the enmity, in his flesh [Hebrews 10:19-20 that veil was his flesh]

v15 Having-rendered-inactive the law of-the commandments in decrees, in-order-that he-might-create the two [Jew and Gentile] in himself with-reference-to one new (quality) MAN making peace,"

 

 v16 And he-might-reconcile-in-full the both [Jews and Gentiles] in one body to-the God through the cross, having-killed the enmity in it;
v17 And having-come he-himself-brought-good-news, peace to-YOU to-the (ones) far
[Gentiles] and peace to-the (ones) near [Jews];
v18 Because through him we-are-having the leading-near, the both in one Spirit to the Father.
v19 So therefore YOU-are no-more strangers and dwellers-abroad, BUT YOU-are fellow-citizens of-the holy-places and of-(the)-household of-the God,
v20 Having-been-built-up on the foundation of-the apostles and prophets, Messiah Jesus being chief-corner of-it,
v21
In whom all building-up being-fitted-together is-growing into (a) holy sanctuary in Jehovah,
v22 in whom YOU yourselves also are-being-built-together into
(a) residence of-the God in spirit.
 

2 Corinthians 5:17 "So that if anyone (is) in Messiah, (he-is) (a) new-quality creation; the ancient-things went-past, behold the all-things have-become-and-still-are new-quality."

 

 You in Christ, CHRIST in you:

John 15:3 "Already  YOU  yourselves-are  clean  (ones) because-of the word which I-have-spoken-and-am-still-speaking to-YOU.

v4 YOU-remain in me, and-I in YOU. According-as the vine-branch is not being-able to-be-bringing fruit from itself unless it-might-remain in the vine, thus neither YOU unless YOU-might-remain in me.

v5 I myself-am the vine, YOU the branches. The (one) remaining in me, and-I in him, this (one) is-bringing much fruit; because separate-from me YOU-are not being-able to-be-doing anything."

 

Review Parashat Bo

 

Doing the Work of God and Keeping His Commandments:

Jump to: For the Love of God

 

John 14:23 The Jesus answered and said to-him, If anyone might-be-cherishing me, he-will-keep my word, and my Father will-cherish him, and we-will-come to him, and we-shall-make abode beside him.

 

John 14:15   If YOU-might-be-cherishing me, YOU-keep the commandments namely-the (ones) mine.

 

1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, in-order-that we-might-trust in-the name of-his son Jesus Messiah and we-might-be-cherishing one-another according-as he-gave commandment to-us.
v24 And the (one) keeping his commandments is-remaining in him and he in him; and in this we-are-coming-to-know that he-is-remaining in us, out-of the Spirit which he-gave to-us.

 

John 10:30 I and the father are one.

 

Mark 12:29 But the Jesus answered him, That first-of-all of-the commandments, (is) you-be-hearing, Israel, Jehovah our God Jehovah is one.

v30 And you-will-cherish Jehovah your God out-of your total heart and out-of your total soul and out-of your total intellect and out-of your total strength.  This (is the) first commandment.

v31 And (the) like second (is) this:  You-will-cherish your neighbor as yourself.  Another commandment greater of-these is not.

 

 

John 6:28 They-said therefore to him, What might-we-be-doing, in-order-that we-might-be-working the works of-the God?

 

 John 6:29 "The Jesus answered and said to-them, This is the work of-the God, in-order-that you-might-trust with-reference-to whom that (one) dispatched."

 

Mark 2:27 And he-was-saying to-them, The sabbath came-to-pass because-of the MAN, not the MAN because-of the sabbath.

v28 So-that the son of-the MAN is Jehovah even of-the sabbaths

 

Note in John Parsons commenary at Parashat Pekudei, he points out that the Tabernacle is called the Mishkan because the word mishkan is derived from the Hebrew word lishkon, which means "to rest", and that the Mishkan "was considered the resting place of the Shechinah."

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Parashah/Summaries/Pekudei/pekudei.html

 

Jesus - Yeshua - is our Sabbath Rest:

Hebrews 4:3 "For we, the (ones) having-trusted, are-going-in into the rest, according-as he-has-said-and-still-says: As I-swore in my wrath; if they-will-go-in into my rest; and-yet of-the works having-been-come-to-pass from casting-down of-(a)-world."

 

Matthew 11:13  "For all the prophets and the law prophesied till John."

 

Below, again, a helpful illustration from the book "The Law Prophesied", by R.H. Mount:

http://thewildernesstabernacleofwitness.com/bookthelawprophesied.html

 

 

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Feb 21-22, 2014, Mar 13-14, 2015, Mar 4-5, 2016, Mar 25-26, 2017; Mar 9-10, 2018~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Parashah Vayakhel

"and he assembled"
Torah portion:
Exodus 35:1-38:20

Haftarah portion:

1 Kings 7:40-50
Brit Chadashah/New Testament portion: 

2 Cor. 9:6-11;
1 Cor. 3:11-18
We often read surrounding N.T. scripture because it is such a blessing to do so.

In 2015, 2017,and 2018 a double portion, read with Parashah  Pekudei

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see The Sanctuary of the Heart, by John Parsons

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Living the simplicity of earnest trust in Jesus is a good witness to the weak brother.

 

2 Corinthians 9
v1 For on-the-one-hand concerning the ministry, the (one) with-reference-to the holy-ones, it-is excessive for-me to-be-writing to-YOU;
v2 For I-am-knowing-absolutely YOUR eagerness which in-behalf-of YOU I-am-boasting to-Macedonians that Achaia has-been-made-ready-and-is-still-ready from last-year, and YOUR zeal excited the many-more.
v3 But I-sent the brothers, in-order-that our boast, the (one) in-behalf-of YOU might not be-emptied in this part, in-order-that according-as I-was-saying YOU-might-be (ones) having-been-and-still-made-ready,
v4 Lest by-any-means if Macedonians might-come with me and might-find YOU not-made-ready we ourselves-might-be-disgraced, in-order-that we-might not be-saying YOU, in this reality of-the reason-to-boast.
v5 I therefore-considered (it) necessary to-entreat the brothers in-order-that they-might-go-before into YOU and they-might-render-thoroughly-fit-before YOUR blessing having-been-promised-before-and-still-promised, this to-be prepared thus as blessing and not as covetousness.
v6 But this, the (one) sowing sparingly also will-harvest sparingly, and the (one) sowing on blessings will-harvest also on blessings.
v7 Each (one) according-as he-has-selected-before-and-still-selects by-the heart, not out-of grief or out-of necessity; for the God is-cherishing (an) hilarious giver.
v8 But the God is-having-power (to cause) all favor to-exceed with-reference-to YOU, in-order-that always having all self-sufficiency in all YOU-might-be-exceeding with-reference-to all good work,
v9 According-as it-has-been-and-is-still-written: He-scattered, he-gave to-the poor, his justice is-remaining with-reference-to the age.
v10 But the (one) supplying-additionally seed to-the (one) sowing also bread with-reference-to eating will-supply and will-multiply YOUR seed and will-grow the products of-YOUR justice;
v11 (Ones) being-made-rich in all with-reference-to all simplicity one-which is-working-out through us (a) giving-of-thanks to-the God;
v12 Because the ministry of-this public-ministry is not only filling-up-by-adding the things-lacking of-the holy-ones, BUT also (is) exceeding through many givings-of-thanks to-the God;

v13 Through the proof of-this ministry, (ones) glorifying the God on the subjection of-YOUR confession with-reference-to the good-news of-the Messiah and on (the) simplicity of-the participation with-reference-to them and with-reference-to all,
v14 And on their petition in-behalf-of YOU, longing-for YOU because-of the surpassing favor of-the God upon YOU.
v15 Favor by-the God upon his indescribable gratuity.

 

But, even if you don't have the trust to move a mountain,

even if your trust in Jesus amounts to straw,

even still, Jesus saves you.

 

1 Corinthians 3

v1 And-I, brothers, was not able to-speak to-YOU as to-spiritual (ones) BUT as to-fleshy (ones), as to-infants in Messiah.
v2 I-gave YOU milk to-drink, not food; for YOU-were not-yet being-able, BUT neither yet now are-YOU-being-able,
v3 For YOU-are still fleshly. For where-in-which among YOU (there-is) jealously and quarrel(ing) and dissensions are-YOU NOT fleshly and YOU-are-walking-around according-to MAN?
v4 For at-the-time-that anyone might-be-saying: On-the-one-hand I myself-am of-Paul, but (a) different (one) I (am) of-Apollos, are-YOU not MEN?
v5 What therefore is Apollos