Commentaries & Kingdom News

September 2018

V'zot Ha'Bracha

Shalom! Again, we have completed another cycle of Torah reading.  V'zot Ha'bracha (commentary here) is unique because it is not traditionally read on Shabbat.  Instead, as the last parasha of the Torah, it is read on Shemini Atzeret (the 8th day).  The moment we finish reading the last verse of Devarim, we return to the front of the Torah and read the first chapter of Bereshith (Genesis)!  Thus the cycle of Torah never ends. We pray your time of Sukkot is...

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Ha'azinu

Shalom! This week covers the "Song of Moshe."  We've always known that music is important to the Almighty.  From the beginning: Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of Elohim shouted for joy   What you may not ever have considered was that before his fall from heaven, hasatan was created with instruments to provide beautiful music for the glorification of YHWH:   Ezekiel 28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of Elohim; Every...

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Vayelech

Shalom! With Yom Kippur on the horizon, along with this week's commentary Vayelech - 2018, I have included links for some resources sent in prior years.      First, an explanation of the meaning of Yom Kippur and why it is still important to us today - Yom Kippurim - Bereans online   Teshuvah - returning and repenting as a nation - A call of repentance to the nation   On fasting - Fasting on Yom Kippur   From...

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Nitzavim

Shalom! The Parasha of Nitzavim includes many fundamental principles for YHWH's Kingdom plan.  At the beginning of our reading, we see the people of Israel unified and ready to enter into covenant with the Almighty.  If everything could have just continued with a "happily ever after" ending...   But Moshe will find it necessary to alert them to the dangers of abandoning His instructions.  Curses, exile, repentance, restoration, and return to the...

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