Commentaries & Kingdom News

April 2018

Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

Shalom!   This week Parashat Kedoshim stresses that there are laws to be spoken to the entire nation which are necessary for their "holiness":   Vayikra/Leviticus 19:1 And YHWH spoke to Moshe, saying, 2 "Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: 'You shall be holy, for I YHWH your Elohim am holy.   Perhaps the reason for the mass gathering was all of the Ten Commandments are contained in this...

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Tazria-Metzora

Shalom!   What would it be like if we had to wear our sins on our bodies? What if our deepest, darkest secrets were fully on display on our physical bodies, our clothes, or our homes? Would we be more careful if we knew that the vicious whispers that come out of our mouth in private, could end up alphabetized on our skin? This week we learn about a measure for measure way of making the punishment fit the crime, as our just and fair Elohim put in place a way to confront the hearts...

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Shemini / Eighth

Shalom!   This week we are going to address the topic of "holiness." In chapter 10 of Vayikra/Leviticus, we read about the death of Nadav and Avihu and see that their deaths have something to do with their "lack of holiness":   Vayikra/Leviticus 10:3 And Moshe said to Aharon, "This is what YHWH spoke, saying: 'By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy ; And before all the people I must be glorified.' " So Aharon held his...

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These 50 Days

Shalom!   Once again, due to the week of Unleavened Bread, there is a skip in the regular Torah readings.   Yeshua spoke more about the Kingdom than any other topic. Why is this? Because the Kingdom is the completion of the covenant made with Avraham. We can expect that the evil one would be all about preventing the realization of the Kingdom. The 50 days of the counting of the omer are important days that picture the process of the restoration of all of Israel. Last year,...

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