Commentaries & Kingdom News

February 2018

Ki Tisa

Shalom! Shemot/Exodus 32:11 Then Moshe pleaded with YHWH his Elohim, and said: "YHWH, why does Your wrath burn hot against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?   I was so touched by the above verse this week. We can apply our own interpretation to the meaning of this word "pleaded", or we can search the Scriptures for further clarification. "Pleaded" is from the Hebrew word chalah, and...

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Tetzaveh

Shalom!   This week our parasha focuses mainly on the High Priest. Yeshua is also called a "High Priest": Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Messiah Yeshua The High Priest was to wholly identify with the people, bearing  the names of the tribes in two locations on his garments as he ministered before YHWH. First, he bore their names on his shoulders, the...

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Terumah

Shalom!   We are entering into what many would describe as the boring parts of the Torah. If that is your premise, then that is exactly how you will view the teaching on the Tabernacle. But if we consider that these are the verses that will teach us how to draw near to the Presence of YHWH, how to reaffirm our commitment to live according to His Torah, and how to look for the light of Yeshua, then we will find ourselves digging for amazing treasures.   The original...

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Mishpatim

Shalom!   Our Torah reading, entitled "Mishpatim" begins: Shemot/Exodus 21:1 "Now these are the judgments (mishpatim) which you shall set before them: Mishpatim, generally translated as "judgments," "justice" or "ordinances" is found over 400 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. Its verbal root, "to judge" is found over 200 times. "Justice" is an attribute of Elohim and all true "justice" finds its...

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