Commentaries & Kingdom News

February 2017


Shalom!   Last week in Yitro, we studied the Ten Words/Commandments and now in Mishpatim YHWH will begin to give His covenant nation directions for day to day holy living. So with what important directive does He begin?   Shemot/Exodus 21:2 "If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years; and in the seventh he shall go out free and pay nothing.   Why begin with slavery? Let's go back a few hundred years to see the journey through which the...

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Shalom!   Parashat Yitro begins with a visit to Moshe by his father-in-law, Yitro/Jethro, the priest of Midian.   Shemot/Exodus 18:1 And Yitro, the priest of Midian, Moshe's father-in-law, heard of all that Elohim had done for Moshe and for Israel His people -- that YHWH had brought Israel out of Egypt.   Yitro is a bit of a mysterious fellow. First of all, his name is not always the same. When Moshe met his wife, Tziporrah, he is called...

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Shalom!   Shemot/Exodus 15:22 So Moshe brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23 Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the people complained against Moshe, saying, "What shall we drink?" 25 So he cried out to YHWH, and YHWH showed him a tree. When he cast it into...

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Shalom!   This week we cover the night of Pesach/Passover. The Israelites have been told that the only way they will survive this night will be if they slaughter the lamb, roast it and place its blood on their doorways.   Shemot/Exodus 12:13 'Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.   What was...

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