Commentaries & Kingdom News

October 2016

Bereshith

Shalom!   Once more we have rolled the Torah scrolls back and we begin again! We look forward to diving in deeper and learning new revelation. Things to see that were there all the time, and layer upon layer of insights. What a great Abba we serve!!   I love the story of creation. The first parasha comes upon us so quickly after Sukkot. For those of us who travel for the Feast, we hardly catch a breath before Bereshith/Genesis 1:1-6:8. Grant Luton, of the website...

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V'zot Habracha

Shalom!   The parsha this week is normally read on Simchat Torah, the last day (8th day) of the Feast of Tabernacles (this begins next Sunday evening). We are feasting and celebrating in northwest Iowa this year along with some great friends, zealous for the Torah and in love with Messiah Yeshua. We hope you also are able to rejoice and celebrate the Messiah's appointment with you!   One of my favorite resources is a book called TWOT - Theological Wordbook of the...

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Ha'azinu

Shalom!   I am sending out a day early this year as Yom Kippur begins tonight.   Near the end of his life, Moshe leaves the people with a farewell song. The song will describe the human condition on the one hand, and YHWH's redemptive plan on the other. In the Torah scrolls, each line of the Song of Moshe is broken into two segments, which appears like two columns.     Another song, Miriam's song of the sea (Shemot/Exodus 15) has a more complex...

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Vayelech

Shalom!   This week we find Y'hoshua/Joshua being commissioned to lead the people into the Land of Promise:   Devarim/Deuteronomy 31:7 Then Moshe called Y'hoshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, "Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which YHWH has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to inherit it. 8 "And YHWH, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not...

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