Commentaries & Kingdom News

December 2017

VaYechi

Shalom!   We are about to close out the book of Bereshith/Genesis. Yosef is the most significant and symbolic character in the final fourteen chapters. It is interesting to note that as Yosef has risen to the top everywhere he's been, he's never been the number one guy: as a young boy, he was elevated by Ya'acov as the chosen son, but always under Ya'acov elevated in Potifar's house, but still under Potifar put in charge of those held in prison, but...

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VaYigash

Shalom!   Relationships are the most important thing in life. Yeshua associated relationships with the commandments - the most important relationship points upward toward the Almighty and the second is a horizontal move, one to another:   Mark 12:28 Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, "Which is the first commandment of all?" 29 Yeshua answered him, "The first of all...

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Miketz

Shalom!   We are about to hear a phrase for the first time in the Torah - the "sons of Yisrael."   Bereshith/Genesis 42:5 And the sons of Yisrael went to buy grain among those who journeyed, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.   There is something about the famine that becomes the catalyst that will cause the sons of Ya'acov to become accountable for their behaviors, repent of their misconduct, and be raised up to the level of...

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Vayeshev

Shalom!   Bereshith/Genesis 37:1 Now Ya'acov dwelt in the land where his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Ya'acov. Yosef, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers...   Although the beginning of our parashah speaks of the "generations of Ya'acov", the Torah will narrow its focus to the life of Yosef with the exception of one chapter about Yehudah. In fact, keeping us aware of...

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