Come out of her, My people | Its time to choose Who we will serveTime 2021-08-29 21:13:52
Description:Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for parsha Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy/Debarim 26:1 29:8.The parsha begins with a description of the offering of Bikkurim, or First Fruits, and continues with specific curses for things done in secret, culminating with the second of two powerful statements in the Torah of the blessings and cursings. And there is a notable symmetry to blessings, and the first of the cursings, which are essentially mirror images. But that is where the pattern appears to end, because the curses for rebellion to Him then continue, and go on, and on, and on. Which may explain why there is a decided tendency in xtianity to pretend they were done away with anyway,Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for parsha Ki Tetzi, Deuteronomy/Debarim 21:10 25:19.There are a lot of mitzvot in here. More interestingly, though, are just how many are downright not PC in a world prefers calling evil, good, to reading His Word, as Written.Which is why understanding, and the admonition to study, to show yourself approved… is more vital now than ever.Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for parsha Shoftim, Deuteronomy/Debarim 16:18-21:9 Shoftim, are judges. And they are to be appointed, says the text, before the commandment that Justice, JUSTICE, you shall pursue… And again THAT is followed by more prohibitions on idolatry and that which characterizes it, emphasizing not only how Yahuah hates idolatry, but how severe the consequences are.Which in turn points to the warnings yet again! about false prophets, and how they can be identified.Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for parsha Re eh, Deuteronomy/Debarim 11:26-16:17, and more of the final address that Moshe spoke to ALL of the sons of Israel during the last month of his life.This parsha contains the first of the vital references to the CHOICE that human beings with free will were given, between blessing and cursing, and ultimately life and death.Again it emphasizes not only how Yahuah hates idolatry, and certainly how blunt Scripture can be about it (Deuteronomy 7:25-26), but provides us some tests that we can use to separate liars and false prophets from the real, and in fact, tests that He has set up for US, as well. And yet again, the consistent themes about listening hearing and observing to DO what He requires of us abound.Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for the second installment of the Words (parsha Ekev, Deuteronomy/Debarim 7:12 11:25) that Moshe spoke to ALL of the sons of Israel during the final month of his life.This parsha contains one of THE most compelling statements about not only how Yahuah hates idolatry, but just how blunt Scripture can be about it (Deuteronomy 7:25-26). And the consistent themes about listening hearing and observing to DO what He requires of us abound.This parsha is arguably THE parsha for what might be called Vital Readings, things that get read and quoted so frequently that they are often committed to memory, too.Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for the second installment of the Words (parsha Vaetchanan, Deuteronomy/Debarim 3:23 7:11) that Moshe spoke to ALL of the sons of Israel during the final month of his life. It also includes the TEN Words, or Commandments , and what the Messiah said was THE most important commandment in Scripture, aka the Shema .Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for an introduction to the Words (Ha Debarim, Deuteronomy/Debarim 1:1-3:22) that Moshe spoke to ALL of the sons of Israel during the final month of his life. And they still speak to us today.This is THE Book that was quoted more frequently than any other reference during the American founding era, and is arguably the foundation for Covenant with Yah on (as will be discussed…) a monumental scale. It s also vital, in such a time as this, that we understand how it reflects New Challenges that we will face, and how we walk as we do.This week we take a look at a double parsha, Matot and Masei (Numbers 30:2 through the end of the Book).Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship as he takes a look at the story, and some of the implications of a people who ignore one of the most important sets of chuqqim in the Torah when it comes to Relationship.Parsha Pinchas aka Phineas in some English Bibles (Numbers 25:10 30:1) may be one of the most problematic stories in the Scripture. Here s a guy who sees a sex act associated clearly with a fake, pagan god, being perpetrated right before God and everybody (Hmm. Kinda like what kids see on network TV, and in their public indoctrination centers…)And he gets up and does something about it. Something that today might be called murder.And Yah not only stops a plague in consequence, but gives the perp His eternal Covenant of Peace, and the priesthood to go with it.Today, you can talk about, teach, and DO similar things, and probably get an interview on CNN. But if you honestly talk about what Pinchas DID, and what the implications might be, you ll probably be banned from Two-facedbook and Twitter, or worse.Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship as he takes a look at the tough question here, and more.Join Mark Call for a two-part look at parsha Balak, (Numbers chapters 22:2-25:9) and a story that ranges from the whimsical (you probably know what that means) to parallels and warnings that must not be ignored. But they will be.
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