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Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17

There are 76 Aleph-Tavs in this week's Torah portion



Tent Of Appointment Moses

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CHAPTER 11

Deuteronomy 11:26-32

Deu 11:26 See, I have set to your face today a blessing and a curse; 27 ta-the blessing, that you listen to the Commandments of hwhy, your Elohim, which I am commanding you today: 28 and the curse, if you will not listen to the Commandments of hwhy, your Elohim, and you will turn from the way which I am commanding you today, to go after other elohim, which you have not known, 29 and shall be, when hwhy, your Elohim, shall bring you to the land which you will go there to possess her, and shall put ta-the blessing upon Mount Gerizim, and ta-the curse upon Mount Ebal, 30 are they not in over the Jordan, behind the way of the going down of the sun, in the land of the Canaanites that dwell in the Arabah approaching the Gilgal, beside the oaks of Moreh? 31 For you shall go over ta-the Jordan to go to possess ta-the land which hwhy, your Elohim, is giving to you, and you shall possess her, and you shall dwell in her. 32 And you shall observe to do ta all the Statutes and the Judgments which I am setting toward your faces today.


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Verse twenty six

26 See, I have set to your face today a blessing and a curse;

Looking at the word SEE

The Hebrew word for see is "rah'ah"- Resh, Aleph, Heh (
har). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7200, and its definition

A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively): - advise self, appear, approve, behold, X certainly, consider, discern, (make to) enjoy, have experience, gaze, take heed, X indeed, X joyfully, lo, look (on, one another, one on another, one upon another, out, up, upon), mark, meet, X be near, perceive, present, provide, regard, (have) respect, (fore-, cause to, let) see (-r, -m, one another), shew (self), X sight of others, (e-) spy, stare, X surely, X think, view, visions.

Abraham used this word when he and Isaac were going to Mount Moriah, which is noted in the Torah portion of Vay-Yeyra, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 22:8 
And Abraham said, Elohim will see for Himself the lamb for the Elevation Offering, my son: and they went, the two of them together....14 And Abraham called the name of his place Yehowah Yireh (hwhy Yireh): which is said today, shall be seen in the Mount of hwhy.

The phrase Abraham said from the Hebrew was "'Elohim shall see' (in Hebrew "Elohim yireh") for Himself the lamb for the Elevation Offering my son". Which He did, by seeing for Himself a ram during Abraham's time and fulfilling Abraham's word 1500 years later by providing Yeshua as the Lamb for the sacrifice for Judah, the divorced Ten Northern Tribes scattered around the world, and the world, a.k.a. the mixed multitude.




Verse twenty nine

29 and shall be, when hwhy, your Elohim, shall bring you to the land which you will go there to possess her, and shall put ta-the blessing upon Mount Gerizim, and ta-the curse upon Mount Ebal,

Looking at the definitions of the words:

GERAZIM

The Hebrew word for Gerazim is "G'ree-zeem"- Gimel, Resh, Zayim, Yod, Mem Sophit (
Myzrg). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1630, and its definition

Plural of an unused noun from H1629 (compare H1511), cut up (that is, rocky); Gerizim, a mountain of Palestine: - Gerizim.

from 1629 "gah-rahz" (
zrg), and its definition

A primitive root; to cut off: - cut off.

This is the mountain they would say the blessings. One can say that those who receive the blessings would "cut off" their enemies from the land. Also notice that this word sounds a lot like our modern English word "grazing". A domesticated animal, like a cow, "grazes" on grass. This also means that if the Israelites obey 
hwhy's Word, they would be blessed with the fruitness of the land, and they would be able to "graze" the land. This also applies to us as believers in the Messiah that if we obey our Heavenly Father, we would be blessed, and we can spiritually "graze" the benefits of His blessings, whether by missions, congregations, ministries, etc.

Joshua set the example of this when the Israelites went into the land, noted in the book of Joshua

Joshua 11:21 And at that time came Joshua, and cut off 
ta-the Anakims from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities.

Looking at the following words:

EBAL

The Hebrew word for Ebal is "Ey-vahl"- Ayin, Yod, Bet, Lamed (
lbye). It is from Strong's Concordance number 5858, and its definition

Perhaps from an unused root probably meaning to be bald; bare; Ebal, a mountain of Palestine: - Ebal.

This is the mountain they were to use for the cursings. This Hebrew word is where we most likely get our modern English word "bald", without the letter d. If the Israelites did not obey the Word of 
hwhy, their land would be "bald". This also applies to us as believers if we disobey the Heavenly Father's will, then we will not be blessed, and our spiritual fruition will we "bald".

I have commented more of the location of these two mountains in the Torah portion of Lekh L'kha. Click on the link below to get to the webpage.

TORAH PORTION LEKH L'KHA


Indirectly related, one can also say that those who receive the curses will be "bare", or in another way of saying it, "naked". In the prophets, they prophesied against Israel, symbolizing them as a harlot who defiled herself, to be, in many words, cursed by being made naked or "bare". One example is noted in the prophet Ezekiel

Ezekiel 16:35 Wherefore, O harlot, hea the Word of
hwhy: 36 Thus saith Adonai hwhy; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them; 37 Behold, therefore I will gather ta-all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and ta all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see ta-all thy nakedness. 38 And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy. 39 And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.


What was the reason that the blessings and the curses were not spoken together on the same mountain? One could say that it was an act to separate the clean from the unclean. In other words, they made sure the blessings stayed pure by speaking them on one mountain, and made sure the curses stayed pure by saying them on a different mountain, like keeping the clean inside the Israelite Camp, and keeping the unclean outside of the Israelite Camp. It was also saying, in a way, not to mix the holy with the profane, but, in this case, it is not mixing the blessings and the curses. Otherwise it is like saying we mix Sukkoth with Christmas, and Passover with Easter. Also, if they said the blessings and the curses on the same mountain, they will cause chaos.



Verse thirty

30 are they not in over the Jordan, behind the way of the going down of the sun, in the land of the Canaanites that dwell in the Arabah approaching the Gilgal, beside the oaks of Moreh?

Looking at the word MOREH


The Hebrew word for Moreh is "Moh-reh"- Mem, Resh, Heh (
hrm). It is from Strong's Concordance number 4176, and its definition

The same as H4175; Moreh, a Canaanite; also a hill (perhaps named from him): - Moreh.

from 4175 "moh-reh" (
hrwm), and its definition

From H3384; an archer; also teacher or teaching; also the early rain (see H3138): - (early) rain.

from 3384 "yah-rah" (
hry or ary), and its definition

primitive root; properly to flow as water (that is, to rain); transitively to lay or throw (especially an arrow, that is, to shoot); figuratively to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach: -  (+) archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, shew, shoot, teach (-er, -ing), through.

This is same Hebrew root word "yarah" which our Hebrew word "Torah" (
hrwt) is derived.

Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted that Abraham was at the oaks of Moreh, and made an altar there in the Torah portion of Lekh L'kha, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 12:6 And Abram passed over in the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. 7 And hwhy appeared to Abram, and said, To your seed will I give ta-this land: and built there an altar to hwhy that appeared to him.

Indirectly related, Mark also connected this verse regarding the word Moreh, which is noted in the book of the prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 30:19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. 20 And though Adonai give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see ta-thy teachers:

Mark revealed that the Hebrew word for teachers in verse twenty is "moh-rey-kha" (Kyrwm), from the Hebrew word "yarah" noted above. Also, he noted that the second teachers ub this Isaiah passage has an Aleph-Tav before it, and he reveals that this is Yeshua, "the Aleph-Tav Teacher". Thank you Mark.


Moses also gave the Israelites these instructions when they arrive at Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal which is noted in the Torah portion of Ki Thavo, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 27:11 And Moses commanded ta-the People in his day, to say, 12 These, they shall stand to bless ta-the People, upon Mount Gerizim, in your going over ta-the Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin: 13 and these, they shall stand upon the curse, on Mount Ebal; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

14 And the Levites shall answer, and they shall say to all the men of Israel of a loud voice,

15 Cursed is the man who makes a vessel and a molten image, an abomination to 
hwhy, of the work of the hands of a craftsman, and puts in a secret place. And all of the People, they shall answer, and they shall say, Amen.

16 Cursed is a despiser of his father and his mother. And all of the People shall say, Amen.

17 Cursed is a remover of the border of his neighbor. And all of the People shall say, Amen.

18 Cursed is a strayer of the blind in the way. And all of the People shall say, Amen.

19 Cursed is one with wrestling the judgment of a stranger, an orphan, or a widow. And all the People shall say, Amen.

20 Cursed is one laying with the wife of his father; for has uncovered the skirt of his father. And all the People shall say, Amen.

21 Cursed is a layer with any animal. And all of the People shall say, Amen.

22 Cursed is a layer with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all of the People shall say, Amen.

23 Cursed is a layer with his mother-in-law. And all of the People shall say, Amen.

24 Cursed is a striker of his neighbor in the secrecy. And all of the People shall say, Amen.

25 Cursed is a taker of a bribe to strike a soul of innocent blood. And all of the People shall say, Amen.

26 Cursed who does not lift up all
ta-the Words of this Torah to do them. And all of the People shall say, Amen.


When Joshua and the Israelites arrived at Shechem, after destroying the city of Ai, this is what Joshua did which is noted in the book of Joshua

Joshua 8:30 Then Joshua built an altar unto hwhy, Elohim of Israel, on Mount Ebal, 31 As Moses, the servant of hwhy, commanded ta-the Sons of Israel, as it is written in the Scroll of the Torah of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they offered thereon Elevation Offerings unto hwhy, and sacrificed Peace Offerings. 32 And he wrote there upon the stones, ta a copy of the Torah of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the Sons of Israel. 33 And all Israel, and their Elders, and Officers, and their Judges, stood on this side the ark and on that side before the Priests the Levites, which bare the Ark of the Covenant of hwhy, as well the stranger, as he that was born among them; half of them over against Mount Gerizim, and half of them over against Mount Ebal; as Moses the servant of hwhy had commanded before, that they should bless ta-the People of Israel. 34 And afterward he read ta-all the Words of the Torah, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the Scroll of the Torah. 35 There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the Assembly of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were conversant among them.

This act of having six of each of the tribes to stand on each of the two mountains is likened to the two onyx shoulder pieces of the High Priest bearing six tribal names on each of the onyx pieces. It is located in the Torah portion of T'tsavveh, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 28:9 And you shall take ta-two onyx stones, and you will engrave upon them the names of the Sons of Israel: 10 Six with their names upon the one stone, and ta-the remaining six names upon the second stone according to their births. 11 A work of an engraver of stone, like the carving of a signet you shall carve ta-the two stones upon the names of the Sons of Israel: you shall make enclosings of brocades of gold. 12 And you shall put ta-the two stones upon the corners (shoulders) of the Ephod for stones of a remembrance for the Sons of Israel: and Aaron shall bear ta-their names to the Face of hwhy upon his two corners (shoulders) for a remembrance. 13 And you shall make brocades of gold;

As I noted earlier, the place where these two mountains are located is in Shechem.

Looking at the word SHECHEM

The Hebrew word for Shechem is "Sh'khehm"- Shin, Kaph, Mem Sophit (
Mks). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7928, and its definition

From H7926; Shekem, the name of a Hivite and two Israelites: - Shechem.

from 7926 "sh'khehm", and its definition

From H7925; the neck (between the shoulders) as the place of burdens; figuratively the spur of a hill: - back, X consent, portion, shoulder.


from 1925 "shah-khahm" (
Mks), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to incline (the shoulder to a burden); but used only as denominative from H7926; literally to load up (on the back of man or beast), that is, to start early in the morning: - (arise, be up, get [oneself] up, rise up) early (betimes), morning.

It is well established that this place, Shechem, means "shoulders". It is probable that Moses knew this would be a full human view demonstration of the two shoulder pieces on the High Priest. That must have been a sight to see. Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries noted of this verse that has been under our noses for a long time, but did not see it until he brought this verse out that gave me a "duh" moment. It is noted in the book of the prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 9:6 For a child is birthed to us, a son is given to us: and the government, she shall be upon His Shoulders: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty El, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

This verse was referring to the future event of Yeshua to become the future eternal High Priest, which I detailed in another Torah portion, to bear the goverment upon His Shoulders. Thank you Bill.

Shechem is the same location that Yeshua met the Samaritan woman at the well which is noted in the Gospel of John

John 4:5 Then cometh He to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son, Joseph. 6 Now Jacob's well was there. Yeshua therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. 7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Yeshua saith unto her, Give Me to drink.

Mount Gerizim, facing east, likening it to the shoulder of the High Priest, would be located on the "right shoulder", the same direction which the Tent of Appointment would be facing, which is southward. The right side of the shoulder is the "strong side", and this is the side the blessings are located.

These are images of Mount Gerazim and Mount Ebal, located in Nablus, also known in Biblical times as Shechem

This is a Panorama view of the two Mountains

Mount Gerazim, Mount Ebal

Mount Ebal, Mount Gerizim


This is an image showing the mountains' relation to the High Priest's shoulder pieces

Mount Gerazim, Mount Ebal


This is another image of Shechem

Mount Gerazim, Mount Ebal


This is the back view from the image above

Mount Gerazim, Mount Ebal



These are other images and sketches of the two mountains

Mount Gerazim, Mount Ebal

Notice that Joseph's Tomb and Jacob's well, where Yeshua met the Samaritan woman, is also located at Shechem/Nablus.


These are more maps of Gerizim and Ebal below

Mount Gerazim, Mount Ebal

Mount Gerazim, Mount Ebal


These are images of Joshua's Altar located on Mount Ebal

Joshua's Altar Joshua's Altar

Joshua's Altar Joshua's Altar

Joshua's Altar Joshua's Altar


This was the same location that Abraham stopped, and Jacob stopped nearby and settled there for a while. These accounts are noted in the Torah portions of Lekh L'kha and Vay-Yishlakh, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 12:1 And hwhy said to Abram, Go of you from your land, and from your birth place, and from the house of your father, to the land that I will show you: 2 and I will make you of a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great, and shall be a blessing: 3 And from those blessing you I will bless, and from cursing I will curse: and among you, all families of the earth will be blessed. 4 And Abram went as which hwhy spoke to him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was a son of five years and seventy years in his departure from Haran, 5 and Abram took ta-Sarai, his wife, and ta-Lot, son of his brother, and ta-all their goods that they had gathered, and ta-the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went out to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to the land of Canaan. 6 And Abram passed over in the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the Oak of Moreh, and the Canaanite was then in the land.

Genesis 33:18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan in his coming from Padan Aram; and camped ta-the face of the city. 19 And purchased ta-a portion of the field where his tent was spread out from the hand of the sons of Hamor, father of Shechem, on a hundred ingots. 20 And erected there an altar, and called to him El Elohei Israel.







CHAPTER 12

Deuteronomy 12:1-32

Deu 12:1 These are the Statutes and the Judgments which you shall observe to do in the land, which 
hwhy, Elohim of your fathers, has given to you to possess her, all the days that you live upon the earth. 2 Destroying, you shall destroy ta-all the places, which the nations, they are serving there which you are dispossessing them, ta-their elohim upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: 3 and you shall tear down ta-their altars, and you shall crush ta-their standing pillars, and you shall burn their asherim in the fire; and you shall cut down their carved images of their elohim, and you shall destroy ta-their names from his place. 4 You shall not do so to hwhy, your Elohim, 5 for but to the place which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose from all your tribes to put ta-His Name there, for you shall seek His Dwelling, and you shall go there: 6 and you shall bring your Elevation Offerings, and your Sacrifices, and ta your Tithes, and ta Heave Offerings of your hand, and your Vow Offerings, and your Freewill Offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks: 7 and you shall eat there, toward the Face of hwhy, your Elohim, and you shall rejoice in all of sending out your hands, you, and your households, which hwhy, your Elohim, has blessed you. 8 You shall not do according to all that we are doing here today, of every man, whatever is right in his eyes. 9 for you have not arrived until now toward the resting and toward the inheritance which hwhy, your Elohim, is giving to you. 10 And you shall go over ta-the Jordan, and you shall dwell in the land which hwhy, your Elohim, yourselves inherit, and shall give to you rest from all of your enemies all around, and shall dwell securly; 11 and shall be the place which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose on Himself to dwell His Name there; you shall bring there all ta-that I am commanding you; your Elevation Offerings, and your Sacrifices, your Tithes, and the Heave Offering of your hand, and every choice of your Vow Offerings which you vow to hwhy: 12 And you shall rejoice toward the Face of hwhy your Elohim, you, and your sons, and your daughters, and your male servants, and your female servants, and the Levite who is in your gates; for is not to him a portion or an inheritance with you.

13 Take heed to yourself, lest you elevate your Elevation Offerings in every place that you see: 14 for but in the place which 
hwhy shall choose in one of your tribes, there you shall elevate your Elevation Offerings, and there you shall do all that I am commanding you. 15 Only you shall sacrifice in all the desire of your soul, and you shall eat flesh according to the Blessing of hwhy, your Elohim, which was given to you: the unclean and the clean shall eat him, as of the gazelle, and as of the hart. 16 Only the blood you shall not eat; you shall pour him upon the land as water. 17 You are not able to eat the tithe of your grain in your gates, or your new wine, or your oil, or the firstlings of your herd, or your flock, or any of your Vow Offerings which you vow, or your Freewill Offerings, or the Heave Offering of your hand: 18 for but you shall eat him toward the Face of hwhy, your Elohim, in the place which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose on Himself, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite who is in your gates: and you shall rejoice towards the Face of hwhy, your Elohim, in all of laying of your hand.

19 Take heed to yourself lest you forsake
ta-the Levite all of your days upon the ground, 20 when hwhy, your Elohim, shall enlarge ta-your border, as which was worded to you, and you shall say, I will eat flesh, for your soul, she desires to eat flesh; in all the desire of your soul, you will eat flesh. 21 If the place is far from you which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose to put His Name there, and you sacrifice from your herd and from your flock, which hwhy has given to you as which I have commanded you, and you shall eat in your gates according to all the desire of your soul. 22 Only as which ta-the gazelle and ta-the hart shall be eaten, so you shall eat him: the unclean and the clean shall he be alike, he shall be eaten. 23 Only be sure to not eat the blood: for the blood, he is the soul; and you shall not eat the soul with the flesh. 24 You shall not eat him; you shall pour him upon the land as water. 25 You shall not eat him; by that, shall be well to you and to your sons after you when you shall do the rightness in the Eyes of hwhy.

26 Only your Holy Things which they shall be to you, and you shall bear your Vow Offering, and you shall go to the place which 
hwhy shall choose: 27 And you shall offer your Elevation Offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the Altar of hwhy, your Elohim: and the blood of your Sacrifices shall be poured out upon the Altar of hwhy, your Elohim, and you shall eat the flesh. 28 Observe and you shall hear ta-all of these Words which I am commanding you, by that, shall be well to you and to your sons after you unto ages, when you do the goodness and the rightness in the Eyes of hwhy, your Elohim. 29 When hwhy, your Elohim, shall cut off ta-the nations, which you are going there to possess them from your face, and you will dispossess them, and you will dwell in their land; 30 Take heed to yourself lest you will be snared by following them after destroying them from your face; and lest you seek to ta-their elohim, to say, How do these nations, they serve their elohim? And I, also I, shall do so. 31 You shall not do so to hwhy, your Elohim: for every abomination to hwhy, which is hateful, they have done to their elohim; for they have burned also ta-their sons and ta-their daughters in the fire to their elohim. 32 ta All the Words that I am commanding you, you shall take heed to do him, you shall not add upon him, and you shall not diminish from him.


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Verses one through three

1 These are the Statutes and the Judgments which you shall observe to do in the land, which hwhy, Elohim of your fathers, has given to you to possess her, all the days that you live upon the earth. 2 Destroying, you shall destroy ta-all the places, which the nations, they are serving there which you are dispossessing them, ta-their elohim upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: 3 and you shall tear down ta-their altars, and you shall crush ta-their standing pillars, and you shall burn their asherim in the fire; and you shall cut down their carved images of their elohim, and you shall destroy ta-their names from his place.

I have no problem with national figures that founded our nation like Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, etc, because they are our founders of the United States with good causes. History is important, because without it, as Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted that we are doomed to repeat it. The problem is that this nation had started receiving major pagan images starting with the German influence with the Christmas trees in the early 1840's. Then it migrated so much into the fabric of this nation throughout time, that it became an official acceptance and a part of the Christmas tradition.

Also the biggest perverse pagan elohim that was accepted in the United States was the Statue of Liberty in 1886. According to Jim Staley of Passion For Truth Ministries, on his teaching series "End of the Age" titled "Islam, The Antichrist and Mystery Babylon", he taught that the Statue of Liberty derived from a castrated, trans-dressed male named Attis, who was the priest, or the main servant to Ishtar, the wife of the sun god Baal. That statue off of New York City is a "pagan elohim", and if I had the capability, I would destroy it. There are also other statues of pagan elohim around this nation, including mermaids, neptunes, and now recently, a satanic elohim erected in Detroit, Michigan in late July, 2015. These are part of the reasons 
hwhy has slowly taken away this nation's blessings, and brought the harbingers that Jonathan Cahn noted in his books and videos.

Click on the image below to watch this teaching by Jim Staley. That part of the teaching starts around the thirty second minute.


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Verse eight

8 You shall not do according to all that we are doing here today, of every man, whatever is right in his eyes.

The means of doing right in one's own eyes is an act of anarchism. An example of this is mentioned in the book of Judges

Judges 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Judges 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.


King Solomon noted those who do things in their own means in his book of the Proverbs

Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but 
hwhy pondereth the hearts.

There are those in this nation today who are doing what is right in their own eyes today. They have formed their own anarchy against the Constitution of the United States
, as well as the Torah, the rest of the Tanakh, and the Brith Khadasah (the New Covenant).



Verses thirteen and fourteen

13 Take heed to yourself, lest you elevate your Elevation Offerings in every place that you see: 14 for but in the place which hwhy shall choose in one of your tribes, there you shall elevate your Elevation Offerings, and there you shall do all that I am commanding you.

The first time that the Temple of hwhy was mentioned after Moses and Joshua was in 1 Samuel 1:9, and it was located it in Shiloh, in the tribe of Ephraim, somewhere near Samuel's parents' residence in Ramathaim-Zophim in Mount Ephraim. In 1 Samuel chapter four, the Philistines captured the Ark of hwhy after they defeated the Israelites at Shiloh, and they took it to Ashdod where it stayed for seven months. The Philistines later returned it, and it was located in Kiriath-Jearim for twenty years. During King Saul's time, the Ark was in Gibeah in Migron in Mount Ephraim. It was later in time when David brought the Ark from Gibeah on a new cart until Uzziah touched it, and it was left to the house of Obed Edom for three months. After three months, David brought it to the City of David and in Jerusalem until Solomon built the Temple. The place where the Temple was built and where the Ark of hwhy was established is noted in the book of Kings

1 Kings 6:1
And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the Sons of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the House of 
hwhy.... 37 In the fourth year was the foundation of the House of hwhy laid, in the month Zif: 38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the House finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.... 8:1 Then Solomon assembled ta-the Elders of Israel, and ta-all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the Sons of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up ta-the Ark of the Covenant of hwhy out of the City of David, which is Zion. 2 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month. 3 And all the Elders of Israel came, and the Priests took up ta-the Ark. 4 And they brought up ta-the Ark of hwhy, and the Tent of Appointment, and all the Holy Vessels that were in the Tent, even those did the Priests and the Levites bring up. 5 And King Solomon, and all the Congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the Ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude. 6 And the Priests brought in ta-the Ark of the Covenant of hwhy unto his place, into the Oracle of the House, to the Holy of the Holies, even under the wings of the cherubims. 7 For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the Ark, and the cherubims covered the Ark and the staves thereof above. 8 And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the Sanctuary before the Oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day. 9 There was nothing in the Ark save the Two Tablets of Stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when hwhy made a Covenant with the Sons of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. 10 And it came to pass, when the Priests were come out of the Sanctuary, that the cloud filled ta-the House of hwhy,

The place
hwhy said that He would put His Name there, took over 400 years since the Israelite Exodus by King Solomon building the Temple for hwhy to reside for the sacrifices to commence. This was also the manifested time when the Israelites rejoiced at the newly built Temple by rejoicing during the Fall High Holy Day of the Feast of Sukkoth. Why did it take so long to put the Temple there in Jerusalem? The key was that the Israelite nation had to be in peace for hwhy to reside, hence it was during King Solomon (in Hebrew, "Shloh-moh", from shalom or peace- hint, hint), and it was during the happiest high holy days of the Biblical feast of Sukkoth ("Tabernacles") that it occured, hence the fulfillment of this week's Torah portion passage in verse twelve. This was a key that Yeshua would follow that similar pattern to be born during the "Pax Romana", Latin for "the Peace of Rome", during the Roman empire, and Yeshua was born during the Fall High Holy Day on the first day of the Biblical Feast of Sukkoth. It is emphasized in the Gospel of John

John 1:14 And the Word was made Flesh, and dwelt [tabernacled] among us, (and we beheld His Glory, the Glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

And now, we as believers in the Messiah have become His symbolic "living tabernacles" where He chose to reside when we accepted Him as our Savior and Lord.

!!!hwhy Kl dbk



Verses twenty-one and twenty two

21 If the place is far from you which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose to put His Name there, and you sacrifice from your herd and from your flock, which hwhy has given to you as which I have commanded you, and you shall eat in your gates according to all the desire of your soul. 22 Only as which ta-the gazelle and ta-the hart shall be eaten, so you shall eat him: the unclean and the clean shall he be alike, he shall be eaten.

Moses gave information to the Israelites regarding sacrificing in their gates for those who are have a long distance away from Jersualem. I have struggled off and on for a long time to understand what Moses meant when he said that "the clean and the unclean" one can eat. One cannot eat an unclean animal. After a while meditating on this phrase and its context, I realized what he was saying. I was reading it with the wrong perception of clean and unclean. I was looking at it, as if it was saying, that one was clean and one was not clean and which of gazelle and the hart was clean. That is not what it was saying. It did not mean one or the other, but it meant that the gazelle and the hart are BOTH clean AND unclean. They are BOTH "clean" by chewing the cud and having a split hoof, as noted in the Torah portion of , in the book of Leviticus

Leviticus 11:1 And hwhy spoke to Moses and to Aaron to say to them, 2 Speak to the Sons of Israel to say, These are the beasts which you shall eat from all the animals that are upon the earth. 3 All dividing the hoof, and cloven, is cloven the hoof ascending the cud among the animals, you shall eat her.

and in this week's Torah portion

Deuteronomy 14:4 These are the animals which you shall eat: the bullock, the flock of sheep, and the flock of goats, 5 the hart, and the gazelle, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois. 6 And every animal dividing the hoof, and splits the cleft of two hoofs, ascending the cud among the animals, her you shall eat.

They are BOTH also "unclean", because they are not eligible for the Tent sacrifices as well as the Temple sacrifices, because they are "wild animals" and NOT domesticated animals, like oxens, heifers, lambs, and goats.

!!!hwhy Kl dbk



Verses twenty three through twenty five

23 Only be sure to not eat the blood: for the blood, he is the soul; and you shall not eat the soul with the flesh. 24 You shall not eat him; you shall pour him upon the land as water. 25 You shall not eat him; by that, shall be well to you and to your sons after you when you shall do the rightness in the Eyes of hwhy.

Looking at the word SOUL

The Hebrew word for soul "neh-phesh"- Nun, Peh, Shin (
spn). It is from Strong's Concordance number 5315, and its definition

From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental): - any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature, X dead (-ly), desire, X [dis-] contented, X fish, ghost, + greedy, he, heart (-y), (hath, X jeopardy of) life (X in jeopardy), lust, man, me, mind, mortality, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-) self, them (your) -selves, + slay, soul, + tablet, they, thing, (X she) will, X would have it.

from 5314 "nah-phash" (
spn), and its definition

A primitive root; to breathe; passively, to be breathed upon, that is, (figuratively) refreshed (as if by a current of air): - (be) refresh selves (-ed).

We are not to eat the blood, because the blood is the place for the soul to reside, and we are not to eat the soul with the flesh. Today, people are allowed to donate blood. The blood of a human being is also the place for their soul to dwell. Those that donate their blood donate part of their souls as well.

Indirectly related, if someone donates their organs, the individuals who receive them are receiving a part of that person's soul as well. The soul consists of the mind, the emotions and the will. Years ago Jim Nabors from Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. was interviewed on "The Hour of Power" televised service in California hosted by Robert Schuller. Gomer Pyle talked about his liver transplant that was donated by a Mexican, and he mentioned to Dr Schuller that since then, that he was interested more in Mexican food. Another example was a woman receiving a heart transplant from a person that had a violent past, and after the transplant, she started to have nightmares of someone attacking her. This would be similar to one receiving a transfusion of blood. When one recives another person's blood or organ, which consists of the donor's soul, one will receive the issues in that donor's life, or soul.



In this week's Torah portion chapter, Moses mentioned things twice. These are the duplicate verses

5 for but to the place which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose from all your tribes to put ta-His Name there, for you shall seek His Dwelling, and you shall go there:

14 for but in the place which hwhy shall choose in one of your tribes, there you shall elevate your Elevation Offerings, and there you shall do all that I am commanding you.

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6 and you shall bring your Elevation Offerings, and your Sacrifices, and ta your Tithes, and ta Heave Offerings of your hand, and your Vow Offerings, and your Freewill Offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks:

27 And you shall offer your Elevation Offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the Altar of hwhy, your Elohim: and the blood of your Sacrifices shall be poured out upon the Altar of hwhy, your Elohim, and you shall eat the flesh.

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8 You shall not do according to all that we are doing here today, of every man, whatever is right in his eyes.

13 Take heed to yourself, lest you elevate your Elevation Offerings in every place that you see:

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15 Only you shall sacrifice in all the desire of your soul, and you shall eat flesh according to the Blessing of hwhy, your Elohim, which was given to you: the unclean and the clean shall eat him, as of the gazelle, and as of the hart.

22 Only as which ta-the gazelle and ta-the hart shall be eaten, so you shall eat him: the unclean and the clean shall he be alike, he shall be eaten.



Verse thirty two

32 ta All the Words that I am commanding you, you shall take heed to do him, you shall not add upon him, and you shall not diminish from him.

Notice that it says to add or diminish "him". This him relates to the "Him", who is Yeshua, "the Living Word" manifested in the Flesh, as noted in the Gospel of John

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. 2 The Same was in the beginning with Elohim.... 14  And the Word was made Flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His Glory, the Glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

T
he reason they were not to add or diminish those words, because the Word was, and is, and is to be "perfect" which is the same yesterday, today and forever. The reason is that Yeshua was "the Word" manifested in the flesh, who was, and is and is to come, as Yeshua noted in the book of Revelation

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha [in Hebrew, Aleph] and Omega [in Hebrew, Tav], the Beginning and the Ending, saith the Lord, who Is, and who Was, and who Is to Come, the Almighty.

Yeshua, the Living Word, is the same "Word" yesterday, today and forever, as based in apostle Paul's letter in the book of the Hebrews

Hebrews 13:8 Yeshua the Messiah the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

If they, or even us as believers in the Messiah, added or deleted any of the Word, they, or we, would be adding and deleting "Yeshua" the Living Word made Flesh.
It would be like adding and taking away body parts and organs of Yeshua's body that are not supposed to be, like Frankenstein, and doing this would be nothing more than creating a "GMO/GEI/GM human being". Those who have done this will be judged for this, We are not immuned to this, because if we in the Messiah did the same thing, we would also be judged for it. This would also be an indirect attack against hwhy and Yeshua by adding and deleting His Words.







CHAPTER 13

Deuteronomy 13:1-18

Deu 13:1 If a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams shall arise in your midst, and gives to you a sign or a wonder, 2 And the sign or the wonder comes which was spoken to to you, to say, We will go after other elohim, which you have not known, and we will serve them; 3 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams: for 
hwhy, your Elohim, is testing you, by knowing of the existence by you are those loving ta-hwhy, your Elohim, in all of your heart, and in all of your soul. 4 You shall walk after hwhy, your Elohim, and you shall fear Him, and you shall keep ta-His Commandments, and and you shall hear His Voice, and you shall serve Him, and you shall cling in Him. 5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall die; for was speaking apostasy upon hwhy, your Elohim, that brought you from the land of Egypt, and that redeemed you from the house of slavery, to drive you out of the way which hwhy, your Elohim, commanded you to walk in her. And you shall consume the evil from your midst.

6 If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your neighbor, who is as your soul, persuades you in secret, to say, We will go and we will serve other elohim which you have not known, you, or your fathers; 7 from the elohim of the peoples who are around you that are near to you, or that are far from you, from the end of the earth and unto the ends of the earth; 8 you shall not consent to him, and you shall not listen to him; and you shall not pity your eye upon him, and you shall not spare, and you shall not hide upon him: 9 for killing, you shall kill him; your hand, she shall be on him on the first to his death, and on the hands of all of the People the afterward. 10 And you shall stone him on stones, and shall die; for has sought to drive you away from upon
hwhy, your Elohim, that brought you from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. 11 And all Israel, they shall hear, and they shall fear, and they shall not to do again as this evil word in your midst.

12 If you shall hear in one of your cities which 
hwhy, your Elohim, is giving to you to dwell there, to say, 13 The sons of Belial have gone out from your midst, and they have drawn away ta-the dwellers of their city, to say, We will go and we will serve other elohim which you have not known; 14 And you shall seek, and you shall examine, and ask diligently; and behold, the truth of the word was established, this abomination was done in your midst; 15 striking, you shall strike ta-the dwellers of her city by the mouth of the sword, destroying her, and ta-all that is in her, and ta-her cattle, by the mouth of the sword. 16 And you shall gather ta-all her spoil to the midst of her street, and you shall burn ta-the city in the fire, and ta-all her spoil shall be a Whole Burnt Offering to hwhy, your Elohim: and she shall be a Heap of Ages; she shall not be built again. 17 And your hand shall not cling on anything of the cursed thing: by that, hwhy may turn away from the fierceness of His Anger, and shall give mercy to you, and shall pity you, and shall multiply you, as which was sworn to your fathers; 18 when thou hearken in the Voice of hwhy, your Elohim, to keep ta-all His Commandments which I am commanding you today, to do the rightness in the Eyes of hwhy, your Elohim.


(Note: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one through five

1 If a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams shall arise in your midst, and gives to you a sign or a wonder, 2 And the sign or the wonder comes which was spoken to to you, to say, We will go after other elohim, which you have not known, and we will serve them; 3 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams: for hwhy, your Elohim, is testing you, by knowing of the existence by you are those loving ta-hwhy, your Elohim, in all of your heart, and in all of your soul. 4 You shall walk after hwhy, your Elohim, and you shall fear Him, and you shall keep ta-His Commandments, and and you shall hear His Voice, and you shall serve Him, and you shall cling in Him. 5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall die; for was speaking apostasy upon hwhy, your Elohim, that brought you from the land of Egypt, and that redeemed you from the house of slavery, to drive you out of the way which hwhy, your Elohim, commanded you to walk in her. And you shall consume the evil from your midst.

The Israelites were told to not to listen to false prophets and dreamer of dreams, and to kill them if they say to follow after other elohim.

In the Brith Khadashah (the New Covenant), Yeshua was in a generation that was seeking a sign, because of their wickedness and their perverseness. It is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from Thee. 39 But He answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired Him that He would shew them a sign from the heavens. 2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And He left them, and departed.

In our generation today, we have been seeing natural signs, like the tetrad four blood moons, all of them occuring around the Biblical feasts of Passover and Sukkoth (Tabernacles) in 2014 and 2015, thanks to Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries who discovered them in 2008.
In this case in our generation, hwhy is giving the signs to the world, but the world is brushing them off saying it is nothing. This year, Mark Biltz in 2017, Mark Biltz noted that there will be a solar eclipse on August 21st, (in this time of my re-editing of this week's Torah portion is next Monday) crossing the United States for the first time since World War I in 1918, and on September 23rd, there will be a constellation formation called "the Revelation 12 Constellation" which consists of the constellation of Virgo, the virgin, and Leo the Lion's nine stars, along with three planets, Mercury, Mars and Venus, forming the twelve stars. This latter constellation sign will occur around the time of Yom Teruah.



We need to note that during Biblical times, there wasn't any ability to differentiate between planets and stars.

Mark Biltz just this past Monday, as I am re-editing this week's Torah portion, spoke at a conference in Alabama regarding the signs. You can watch the video he spoke at this conference by clicking on the image below to get to the webpage.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017
[The Heavens Declare Conference: Pastor Mark Biltz]




This is my understanding of the end times. This worldly generation is a wicked and an adulterous generation, becuase, in my opinion, since the "GI Bill" which was signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, it changed the society from being a dominant agricultural society to a dominant techological society today. Brad Scott of Wildbranch Ministry said that the Torah is a Bible based on the Agricultural structure. So how can a "Techno Cultural Society" today understand the "Agricultural Bible" if we don't have a dominant agricultural society? This is one of the "signs" of the times that we "are" the last generation.


hwhy tells the prophet Jeremiah regarding the false prophets in Judah who were not sent by hwhy making false prophecies. It is noted in the book of the prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah 14:11 Then said hwhy unto me, Pray not for this People for their good. 12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they elevate an Elevation Offering and a Food Offering, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence. 13 Then said I, Ah, Adonai hwhy! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place. 14 Then hwhy said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in My Name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart. 15 Therefore thus saith hwhy concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed. 16 And the People to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour ta-their evil upon them.


Indirectly related, a false prophet prophecied positive results wheras Jeremiah gave warnings to them, and also gave judgment to the false prophet. This is noted in the prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah 28:1 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah, the son of Azur, the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the House of hwhy, in the presence of the Priests and of all the People, saying, 2 Thus speaketh hwhy of Hosts, the Elohim of Israel, saying, I have broken ta-the yoke of the King of Babylon. 3 Within two full years will I bring again into this place ta-all the Vessels of hwhy's House, that Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, took away from this place, and carried them to Babylon: 4 And I will bring again to this place ta-Jeconiah, son of Jehoiakim, King of Judah, with ta-all the captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, saith hwhy: for I will break ta-the yoke of the King of Babylon. 5 Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the Priests, and in the presence of all the People that stood in the House of hwhy, 6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: hwhy do so: hwhy perform ta-thy words which thou hast prophesied, to bring again the Vessels of hwhy's House, and all that is carried away captive, from Babylon into this place. 7 Nevertheless hear thou now this word that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of all the People; 8 The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old prophesied both against many lands, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence. 9 The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that hwhy hath truly sent him. 10 Then Hananiah the prophet ta-took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it. 11 And Hananiah spake in the presence of all the People, saying, Thus saith hwhy; Even so will I break ta-the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, from the neck of all nations within the space of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way. 12 Then the Word of hwhy came unto Jeremiah, the prophet, after that Hananiah, the prophet, had broken ta-the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying, 13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith hwhy; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron. 14 For thus saith hwhy of Hosts, the Elohim of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve ta-Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him ta-the beasts of the field also. 15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; hwhy hath not sent thee; but thou makest ta-this People to trust in a lie. 16 Therefore thus saith hwhy; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against hwhy. 17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.

Hananiah the prophet made a proper first prophecy, because Jeremiah agreed with him. But it was Hananiah's second prophecy and his act of breaking off the yoke of Jeremiah, which 
hwhy commanded Jeremiah to wear, that caused the prophet Hananiah's death.


In the Brith Khadashah (the New Covenant), Yeshua warned in the end times that there will be false Messiahs and false prophets, which are noted in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark

Matthew 24:4 And Yeshua answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in My Name, saying, I am Messiah; and shall deceive many.

Mark 13:21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Messiah; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: 22 For false messiahs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. 23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
 
This also applies to us as believers in the Messiah today.

On a positive note, Yeshua and the disciples/apostles were doing miracles and wonders, and they were following the Torah. Yeshua is the "Only One" we are to follow.


Looking at the word DREAM

The Hebrew word for dream is "khah-lohm"- Khet, Lamed, Vav, Mem Sophit (
Mwlx). It is from Strong's Concordance number 2472, and its definition

From H2492; a dream: - dream (-er).

from 2492 "khah-lahm" (
Mlx), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to bind firmly, that is, (by implication) to be (causatively to make) plump; also (through the figurative sense of dumbness) to dream: - (cause to) dream (-er), be in good liking, recover.

 This is where we get our modern English word "calm", as in a calm dream.


Looking at verse three again

3 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams: for hwhy, your Elohim, is testing you, by knowing of the existence by you are those loving ta-hwhy, your Elohim, in all of your heart, and in all of your soul.

The question is, does hwhy still do this to us as believers in Yeshua today? The answer is yes, He still does. Everyone has their own story.

This is how the King James Version translates verse three:

(KJV) Deuteronomy 13:3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

A word the King James translators tranlated is "whether". Other translators use the same definition, but 
looking at the phrase "the existence by you", looking in the Hebrew text, the Hebrew word is "hai-yeesh-khehm" (Mksyh). Researching this Hebrew word, this is what is says:

Looking at the word WHETHER

The Hebrew word for whether is "yeysh"- Yod, Shin (
sy). It is from Strong's Concordance number 3426, and its definition

Perhaps from an unused root meaning to stand out, or exist; entity; used adverbially or as a copula for the substantive verb (H1961); there is or are (or any other form of the verb to be, as may suit the connection): - (there) are, (he, it, shall, there, there may, there shall, there should) be, thou do, had, hast, (which) hath, (I, shalt, that) have, (he, it, there) is, substance, it (there) was, (there) were, ye will, thou wilt, wouldest.

a copula for 1961 "hah-yah"- Heh, Yod, Heh (
hyh), and its definiton

A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary): - beacon, X altogether, be (-come, accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), continue, do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, X use.

To me, this is pretty cool, because if we take the actual Hebrew word and Anglicized it, and substitute the English word, this is what the verse says applied to my translation:

3 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams: for hwhy, your Elohim, is testing you, by knowing of the Yeysh by you are those loving ta-hwhy, your Elohim, in all of your heart, and in all of your soul.

This is a saying that those who love 
hwhy have "Yeysh" in them. And if one notices this, Yeysh can be applied as the abbreviated name, or nicname, for "Yeshua", like Moshe, or Moses, is a shortened name, or nicname, for "Mashiakah", or "Messiah". What hwhy was doing was to test them to see if "Yeshua "the Living Word" was existing in them, and if they did, it would prove that they were loving hwhy their Elohim in al of thier hearts and souls.

!!!hwhy Kl dbk



Indirectly related, in the Brith Khadashah (the New Covenant), the apostle Paul had concern that an assembly will be led astray with a different gospel because of the assembly's ability to see things by sight or presence, because Paul cannot be present with them all the time. This is noted in his letter to the assembly in Corinth

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to One Husband, that I may present you as a Chaste Virgin to the Messiah. 3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Messiah. 4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Yeshua, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Like Moses' concerns with Israel being led away from a physical being presently acting as a prophet or a dreamer of dreams from following hwhy, the Apostle Paul had his concerns as well from someone physically present talking of another gospel the Paul did not teach.



Verses six through eleven

6 If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your neighbor, who is as your soul, persuades you in secret, to say, We will go and we will serve other elohim which you have not known, you, or your fathers; 7 from the elohim of the peoples who are around you that are near to you, or that are far from you, from the end of the earth and unto the ends of the earth; 8 you shall not consent to him, and you shall not listen to him; and you shall not pity your eye upon him, and you shall not spare, and you shall not hide upon him: 9 for killing, you shall kill him; your hand, she shall be on him on the first to his death, and on the hands of all of the People the afterward. 10 And you shall stone him on stones, and shall die; for has sought to drive you away from upon hwhy, your Elohim, that brought you from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. 11 And all Israel, they shall hear, and they shall fear, and they shall not to do again as this evil word in your midst.

In this week's Torah portion passage,
hwhy noted to do the same thing with one's family member who tries to lead another family member to serve other elohim, by killing them and not to have one's eye have pity on them. This could be the basis that the Jews used during the time of  Yeshua and His followers, in their day, before the destruction of the second Temple around 70 AD.

Indirectly related to this week's Torah passage, any Israelite family member that does not do the Will of 
hwhy they are not their brethren. Yeshua noted an account of this in the Gospels

Matthew 12:46 While [Yeshua] yet talked to the People, behold, His mother and His brethren stood without, desiring to speak with Him. 47 Then one said unto Him, Behold, Thy mother and Thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with Thee. 48 But He answered and said unto him that told him, Who is My mother? and who are My brethren? 49 And he stretched forth His hand toward His disciples, and said, Behold My mother and My brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the Will of my Father who is in the heavens, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother.


This could also connect to the reason that the real brothers, sisters and mothers who do the Father's Will, which is also noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in the heavens. 33 But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in the heavens. 34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother-in-law. 36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 37 He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me. 39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My Sake shall find it.

Because one's love for them above Yeshua could also lead one astray by following a false Messiah and another gospel.



Verses twelve through eighteen

12 If you shall hear in one of your cities which hwhy, your Elohim, is giving to you to dwell there, to say, 13 The sons of Belial have gone out from your midst, and they have drawn away ta-the dwellers of their city, to say, We will go and we will serve other elohim which you have not known; 14 And you shall seek, and you shall examine, and ask diligently; and behold, the truth of the word was established, this abomination was done in your midst; 15 striking, you shall strike ta-the dwellers of her city by the mouth of the sword, destroying her, and ta-all that is in her, and ta-her cattle, by the mouth of the sword. 16 And you shall gather ta-all her spoil to the midst of her street, and you shall burn ta-the city in the fire, and ta-all her spoil shall be a Whole Burnt Offering to hwhy, your Elohim: and she shall be a Heap of Ages; she shall not be built again. 17 And your hand shall not cling on anything of the cursed thing: by that, hwhy may turn away from the fierceness of His Anger, and shall give mercy to you, and shall pity you, and shall multiply you, as which was sworn to your fathers; 18 when thou hearken in the Voice of hwhy, your Elohim, to keep ta-all His Commandments which I am commanding you today, to do the rightness in the Eyes of hwhy, your Elohim.

Men of Belial, or men of worthlessness, make the people of a city go out to serve other elohim.

Looking at the word BELIAL

The Hebrew word for Belial is B'lee-ah'ahl"- Bet, Lamed, Yod, Ayin, Lamed (
leylb). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1100, and its definition

From H1097 and H3276; without profit, worthlessness; by extension destruction, wickedness (often in connection with H376, H802, H1121, etc.): - Belial, evil, naughty, ungodly (men), wicked.

Beli

from 1097 "b'lee" (
ylb), and its definition

From H1086; properly failure, that is, nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc.: - corruption, ig[norantly], for lack of, where no . . . is, so that no, none, not, un[awares], without.

from 1086 "bah-lah" (
hlb), and its definition

A primitive root; to fail; by implication to wear out, decay (causatively consume, spend): - consume, enjoy long, become (make, wax) old, spend, waste.

Al

from 3276 "yah-ahl" (
ley), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to ascend; figuratively to be valuable (objective useful, subjective benefited): -    X at all, set forward, can do good, (be, have) profit (-able).

These two part words together would define this word as  "Worthless Value", but it can also be interpretly defined as "A Worthless Ascender". This worthless ascender would be no other than HaSatan, the ultimate false prophet, and the ultimate deceiver, who will ascend from the abyss in the latter days and will deceive many, which is noted in the apostle John's book of Revelation

Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

HaSatan tried it one time as it is written in the book of the prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of El: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

Looking at the word LUCIFER

The Hebrew word for Lucifer is "Hey-leyl"- Heh, Yod, Lamed, Lamed (
llyh). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1966, and its definition

From H1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning star: - lucifer.

from 1984 "hah-lahl" (
llh), and its defintion

A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify: - (make) boast (self), celebrate, commend, (deal, make), fool (-ish, -ly), glory, give [light], be (make, feign self) mad (against), give in marriage, [sing, be worthy of] praise, rage, renowned, shine.

This is where we get our modern English word "hell". Hell was named after the name of HaSatan himself.

According to this week's Torah portion passage, the Israelites were to search out to see if the word that was mentioned of that city was true, and were told to do it carefully, and if it was so, the Israelties were commanded to destroy everything in the city, from the People, to their animals, to their possessions, and the city itself. The Israelites were to curse the city by not having it rebuilt. This can be compared to what Joshua commanded regarding Jericho, and probably was the basis for Joshua to make this commandment which is noted in the book of Joshua

Joshua 6:26 And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man to the Face of hwhy, that riseth up and buildeth ta-this city ta-Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.

This curse was fulfilled to one person. It is noted in the book of the Kings

1 Kings 16:34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build ta-Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the Word of hwhy, which he spake by Joshua, son of Nun.


Looking at the word DILIGENTLY

In verse fourteen, the Hebrew word for diligently is "yah-tahv"- Yod, Tet, Bet (
bjy). It is from Strong's Concordance number 3190, and its defintion

A primitive root; to be (causatively) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right): - be accepted, amend, use aright, benefit, be (make) better, seem best, make cheerful, be comely, + be content, diligent (-ly), dress, earnestly, find favour, give, be glad, do (be, make) good ([-ness]), be (make) merry, please (+ well), shew more [kindness], skilfully, X very small, surely, make sweet, thoroughly, tire, trim, very, be (can, deal, entreat, go, have) well [said, seen ].

The Israelites were to search out the matter with good intentions, and not with ulterior motives, so that their research would be just and sound, without error, like detectives who search for clues in a case to get to the truth of what happened at the scene of a crime.


Also, regarding verse fourteen, it was probably the basis that Yeshua noted this in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

This is what we are to do as believers by searching out a matter, as is also noted in the book of Proverbs

Proverbs 25:2 It is the Glory of Elohim to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

Ending this chapter I will say ask, seek, knock to
hwhy, and get the truth.







CHAPTER 14

Numbers 14:1-29

Deu 14:1 You are sons to
hwhy, your Elohim: you shall not cut, and you shall not make baldness between your eyes for the dead, 2 for you are a Holy People to hwhy, your Elohim, and hwhy has chosen on you to be for a Special People for Himself, from all the peoples who are upon the face of the earth.

3 You shall not eat any abomination. 4 This is the animal which you shall eat: the bullock, the flock of sheep, and the flock of goats, 5 the hart, and the gazelle, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois. 6 And every animal diving the hoof, and splits the cleft of two hoofs, ascending the cud, among the animals, her you shall eat.

7 But
ta-this you shall not eat of them with ascending the cud, or dividing the cloven hoof; ta-the camel, and ta-the hare, and ta-the coney: for they ascends the cud, and the hoof, they are not divided; they are unclean to you. 8 And ta-the swine, for he divides the hoof, and not the cud, he is unclean to you: you shall not eat from their flesh, and you shall not touch on their carcass.

ta-This you shall eat from all that are in the waters: all that are to him of fins and scales you shall eat him: 10 And all that are not to him of fins and scales you shall not eat; he is unclean to you.

11 All clean birds you shall eat. 12 And these which you shall not eat from them: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, 13 and the glede, and
ta-the kite, and the vulture to her kind, 14 and ta every raven to his kind, 15 and ta-the branch of the owl, and ta-the night hawk, and ta-the cuckow, and ta-the hawk to his kind, 16 ta-the little owl, and ta-the great owl, and the swan, 17 and the pelican, and ta-the gier eagle, and ta-the cormorant, 18 and the stork, and the heron to her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. 19 And every swarmer that flies, he is unclean to you: they shall not be eaten. 20 All clean birds you shall eat.

21 You shall not eat any carcass: you shall give her to the stranger who is in your gates and eat her; or sell to an alien: for you are a Holy People to 
hwhy, your Elohim.

You shall not boil a kid in the milk of his mother.

22 Tithing, you shall tithe
ta all the produce of your seed that yields the field year by year.

23 And you shall eat towards the Face of
hwhy, your Elohim, in the place which shall choose to dwell His Name there, the tithe of your grain, of your new wine, and your oil, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock; by that, you may learn to fear ta-hwhy, your Elohim, all of your days. 24 And if the way is far from youy, for you are not able to carry him; for shall be the place far from you which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose to set His Name there, when hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you: 25 And you shall give on the silver, and you shall bind the silver in your hand, and you shall go to the place which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose: 26 And you shall give the silver in all which your soul, she desires, on the oxen, and on the flock, and on the wine, and on the strong drink, which your soul, she inquires you: and you shall eat there towards the face of hwhy, your Elohim, and you shall rejoice, you, and your household. 27 And the Levite who is in your gates; you shall not forsake him; for is not to him a portion or an inheritance with you.

28 With the end of three years, you shall bring of
ta-all the tithe of your produce in her year, and you shall set in your gates: 29 and the Levite shall come, for is not to him a portion or an inheritance with you, and the stranger, and the orphan, and the widow, which are in your gates, and they shall eat, and they shall be satisfied; by that, hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you in all the work of your hand that you do.


(Note: Not all verses will be commented)


Verses three through eight

3 You shall not eat any abomination. 4 This is the animal which you shall eat: the bullock, the flock of sheep, and the flock of goats, 5 the hart, and the gazelle, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois. 6 And every animal diving the hoof, and splits the cleft of two hoofs, ascending the cud, among the animals, her you shall eat.

7 But
ta-this you shall not eat of them with ascending the cud, or dividing the cloven hoof; ta-the camel, and ta-the hare, and ta-the coney: for they ascends the cud, and the hoof, they are not divided; they are unclean to you. 8 And ta-the swine, for he divides the hoof, and not the cud, he is unclean to you: you shall not eat from their flesh, and you shall not touch on their carcass.

This also comes from the Torah portion Sh'mini, in the book of Leviticus, regarding the clean and unclean animals.

These have symbolic meanings:

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE CUD AND DIVIDED HOOF:

THE CUD

The cud symbolizes the Word. Chewing the cud is symbolic to chewing the Word, meaning that we "meditate" on the Word, and it goes into our stomachs and it gets digested. We get the nutrients from the Word. Then it comes back up and we rechew, or "remeditate" on the Word again, and we get a better understanding of the Word.

Looking at the word CUD

The Hebrew word for cud is "gey-rah"- Gimel, Resh, Heh (hrg). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1625, and its definition

From H1641; the cud (as scraping the throat): - cud.

from 1641 "gah-rahr" (
rrg), and its definition

A primitive root; to drag off roughly; by implication to bring up the cud (that is, ruminate); by analogy to saw: - catch, chew, X continuing, destroy, saw.

The Word could also "scrape" our throats to get our attentions.
One of the things that the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy was to meditate upon his commands to him

1 Timothy 4:11 These things command and teach. 12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. 16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

Even Paul told them to meditate on his words, which is symbolically "chewing the cud".


THE DIVIDED HOOF

The divided foot is symbolic of the feet that walks by "dividing" the Word of truth. The apostle Paul noted to Timothy

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto hwhy, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.

When you walk in 
hwhy, each step you take is the result of dividing the Word of Truth and that step imprints that act of dividing the Word on the ground.

The apostle Paul also used the feet from the Armor of 
hwhy, symbolicaly, for the Gospel of Peace, as he wrote in his letter to the assembly in Ephesus

Ephesians 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace;

Also, the Prophet Isaiah wrote this regarding a "person's" feet, and this is applicable to us believers in Messiah today

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of Him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy Elohim reigneth!

This Person's "Feet" is Yeshua. This is applied to us in Yeshua, as the apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the assembly in Rome

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of Peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Looking at the words:

DIVIDED

The Hebrew word for divided is "pah-rahs"- Peh, Resh, Samek (
orp). It is from Strong's Concordance number 6536, and its definition

A primitive root; to break in pieces, that is, (usually without violence) to split, distribute: - deal, divide, have hoofs, part, tear.

This is where we get our modern English word "press", as in pressed out.


HOOF

The Hebrew word for hoof is "pahr-sah"- Peh, Resh, Samek, Heh (
horp). It is from Strong's Concordance number 6541, and its definition

Feminine of H6538; a claw or split hoof: - claw, [cloven-] footed, hoof.

from 6538 "peh-rehs" (
orp), and its definition

From H6536; a claw; also a kind of eagle: - claw, ossifrage.


HOW THE TWO ARE APPLIED TOGETHER

It is necessary to eat animals that both chew the cud and have the divided hoof, in other words, we believers in Yeshua must meditate on the Word (chewing and rechewing the cud) and also walk in the Word (dividing the Word of Truth in the Gospel of Peace). If one eats an animal with just one of the requirements it will be like us, as believers, eating without walking, or walking without eating. It takes meditating by chewing on the Word and swallowing it and letting the Word ascending back up to meditate on it again to provide the energy to walk. If one doesn't walk, one could potentially get fat in vanity. On the act of walking- dividing the Word of Truth- one cannot walk a long term distance without having energy to digest and meditate again. That is why one needs to eat an animal of a split hoof and chewing the cud.

As it says in Frank Sinatra's song Love and Marriage, "You can't have one without the other".



Verses nine and ten

ta-This you shall eat from all that are in the waters: all that are to him of fins and scales you shall eat him: 10 And all that are not to him of fins and scales you shall not eat; he is unclean to you.

LOOKING AT THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE FINS AND SCALES:

THE FINS

The fins are the fishes rudders, to help steer them in the direction they want to go. They also help give them a forward or turning motion and to stabilize their path. The fins are symbolic of the Word which is like a rudder to steer and guide us believers in Yeshua in the direction of the Word He wants us to go, and to make us move forward, and to stabilize us in His Word. As David said in the book of Psalms

Psalms 25:5 Lead me in Thy Truth, and teach me: for Thou art the Elohim of my Salvation;...

hwhy in leading us in truth and teaching us is an act to "steer" us in the right direction, and we in Yeshua are led in the truth by the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit), as the apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the assembly in Rome

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of hwhy, they are the Sons of hwhy.

Looking at the word FINS

The Hebrew word for fins is "s'nah-peer"- Samek, Nun, Peh, Yod, Resh (
rypno). It is from the Strong's Concordance number 5579, and its definition

Of uncertain derivation; a fin (collectively): - fins.

This is where we get our modern English word "snapper", as in the type of fish called "red snapper".


THE SCALES

The scales of a fish are like "multiple shields", like body armor, to protect the fish from parasites and foreign elements in the waters from getting into their bodies. These scales are symbolic of the shield of faith, as the apostle Paul noted in his letter to the assembly in Ephesus

Ephesians 6:14 ...and having on the breastplate of righteousness;... 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

  The parasites and foreign elements are symbolic of foreign, worldly and heathen elements as well as the worldly "Anti-Messiah" culture of the sins from the world which are contrary to the Word, trying to get into one's body and become part of one's soul and physical being, effecting ones' own character. Also they are spiritually symbolic of the enemy- HaSatan and his demons.

The scales are also symbolic of prayer. An example of this is from the apostle Paul noting in his letter to the assembly in Corinth

1 Corinthians 7:5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

Another symbol for the scales is the Word of 
hwhy, including the Torah, as Yeshua noted in the Gospel of John

John 17:17 Sanctify them through Thy Truth: Thy Word is Truth.

and in the apostle Paul's letter to the assembly in Rome

Romans 10:4 For the Messiah is the Goal of the Torah for righteousness to every one that believeth.

as Yeshua also noted to the Pharisees in the Gospel of John

John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed Me: for he wrote of Me.

Looking at the word SCALES

The Hebrew word for scales is "kahs-kehseth"- Kuph, Shin, Kuph, Shin, Tav (
tsqsq). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7193, and its definition

By reduplication from an unused root meaning to shale off as bark; a scale (of a fish); hence a coat of mail (as composed of or covered with jointed plates of metal): - mail, scale.


HOW THE TWO ARE APPLIED TOGETHER

These two together would be praying in righteousness and faith (the scales), and be led by the Spirit of 
hwhy in walking in truth (the fins). If a fish has scales, but no fins, that fish would be "a sitting duck", having no direction to go, and would result in going in the wrong direction, or lose direction, and the Word would be meaningless. The apostle Paul noted in his letter to the assembly in Ephesus

Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

And if a fish has fins, but no scales, that fish would be going in the direction that it should go, but it still would be attacked with foreign elements, because it does not have the scales to protect it, symbolic of the Word, prayer and the armor of 
hwhy.

The apostle Paul applied both of these applications, in his letter to Timothy

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which hwhy hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of hwhy is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of hwhy and prayer. 6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Yeshua the Messiah, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. 7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. 10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living Elohim, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

Prayer is also like scales, because it give 
hwhy the means to steer our fins in the right direction. Also, if one doesn't have the "spiritual scales" one would be led astray. That is why we need to eat fish that have both scales and fins.

We in Yeshua are to be "Fishers of men (and women)" who will bring men and women to be like fish, and who will use their "spiritual fins" to steer in the path of righteousness, and will put on the "spiritual shield" of faith, as noted in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark

Matthew 4:19 And He saith unto them, Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Mark 1:17 And Yeshua said unto them, Come ye after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.


Looking at the word ABOMINATION


The Hebrew word for abomination is "sheh-kehts"- Shin, Kuph, Tsade (
Uqs). It is from Strong's Concordance number 8263, and its definition

From H8262; filth, that is, (figuratively and specifically) an idolatrous object: - abominable (-tion).

from 8262 "shah-kats" (
Uqs), and its definition

A primitive root; to be filthy, that is, (intensively) to loathe, pollute: - abhor, make abominable, have in abomination, detest, X utterly.


Lastly,
this is what the apostle James wrote in his epistle

James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19 Thou believest that there is one Elohim; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed hwhy, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of hwhy. 24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

The fins and scales together is an act of faith and works together.

As it says in Frank Sinatra's song Love and Marriage, "You can't have one without the other".




Verses eleven through eighteen and twenty

11 All clean birds you shall eat. 12 And these which you shall not eat from them: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, 13 and the glede, and ta-the kite, and the vulture to her kind, 14 and ta every raven to his kind, 15 and ta-the branch of the owl, and ta-the night hawk, and ta-the cuckow, and ta-the hawk to his kind, 16 ta-the little owl, and ta-the great owl, and the swan, 17 and the pelican, and ta-the gier eagle, and ta-the cormorant, 18 and the stork, and the heron to her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. 19 And every swarmer that flies, he is unclean to you: they shall not be eaten. 20 All clean birds you shall eat.

LOOKING AT THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE UNCLEAN BIRDS:

THE CLEAN BIRDS

Clean birds do not prey on flesh but mostly on grains and fruits and berries, like the branches of the pheasants, including the quail. Also, the chicken, the turkey, and the Cornish game hen. How about a Sukkoth Turkey Dinner this year? :)


THE UNCLEAN BIRDS

These "flesh eating" birds have practically one thing in common: they all prey on animals, whether alive or dead. These are symbolic acts of the world, and HaSatan and his demons attacking and preying on you and me as believers in Messiah, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.



Verse nineteen

19 And every swarmer that flies, he is unclean to you: they shall not be eaten.

This is more detailed in the Torah portion of Sh'mini, in the book of Leviticus

Leviticus 11:20 Every swarmer that flies that go upon fours, he is an abomination to you. 21 You shall eat only ta-this from every swarmer that flies that goes upon fours which have to himself legs above of his feet to jump on them upon the earth; 22 from ta-these, you may eat them; ta-the locust to his kind, and ta-the bald locust to his kind, and ta-the long horned grasshopper to his kind, and ta-the short grasshopper to his kind. 23 And every swarmer, that flies which is to himself four feet, he is an abomination to you.

LOOKING AT THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE LEGS ABOVE:

This is what Answers.com under the article "What is the Spiritual Meaning of Grasshoppers?" says regarding its symbolic meaning

"Grasshopper Symbology -- The grasshopper is associated with astral travel. They have the ability to leap through time and into space where the true mysteries of life exist. People with this medicine have the wisdom necessary to overcome obstacles efficiently and are able to jump into successful ventures without preparation or planning. When the grasshopper appears to us we are being asked to take a leap of faith and jump forward into a specific area of life without fear. Usually that specific area is one that we have avoided and is often connected to change on a larger scale. This can represent a change in location, relationships, career or just in the way we perceive ourselves.

Grasshoppers can only jump forward....not backward, or sideways. So, when grasshopper shows up he could be reaffirming to you that you are taking the right steps to move forward in your current situation. Or it could be that he is telling you to go ahead and move forward, getting past what is hindering you. This is why grasshopper is the symbol of good luck all over the world. Grasshopper's ability to connect and understand sound vibrations is why he is also a symbol of your inner voice. He could be telling you to trust yours".

John the Baptist ate wild locusts, and it is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

The locusts are also grasshoppers. These are the same locusts that were part of the ten plagues in the Exodus story in the Torah portion of Bo, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 10:12 And hwhy said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt on the locusts, and they may come up upon the land of Egypt and will eat ta-every plant of the land ta all that the hail left. 13 And Moses stretched forth ta-his staff over the land of Egypt, and hwhy drove an East wind on the land all that day, and all that night; Became the morning, and the East wind brought ta-the locusts. 14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested very heavy in all the border of Egypt: Not were such locusts like him to his face, and none shall be such after them. 15 And they covered ta-the eye of all the earth, and the land, she became dark; And ate ta-every plant of the land, and ta all the fruit of the trees which the hail had remained: and not remained any green on the trees, and on the plants of the field, in all the land of Egypt.

Interestingly, Answers.com on the same article above, indirectly related to this Exodus passage, said this regarding having dreams of locusts

"Dream Dictionary: To dream of seeing grasshoppers on green vegetables, denotes that enemies threaten your best interests. If on withered grasses, ill health. Disappointing business will be experienced. If you see grasshoppers between you and the sun, it denotes that you will have a vexatious problem in your immediate business life to settle, but using caution it will adjust itself in your favor. To call peoples' attention to the grasshoppers, shows that you are not discreet in dispatching your private business.

Ancient Egypt: The particular grasshopper species used as a motif by the ancient egyptians was probably the locust, either the desert locust or the migratory locust , both of which were probably common sights in the rich agricultural land bordering the Nile. Sudden plagues of these insects in ancient times no doubt caused much destruction of grain and other food crops, just as they do today.

Most of the grasshopper amulets and seals so far discovered are similar to those depicting scarab beetles, with a flat base usually inscribed and pierced through for threading on string or wire so that they could be worn. Possibly these amulets were thought to ward-off locust plagues. Locusts (or grasshoppers) were also depicted in tomb reliefs and paintings, as elements of wildlife along the Nile.

The locust or grasshopper hieroglyph quite simply refers to the insect itself, although in certain contexts it appears to mean 'great numbers of individuals', for example on a wall in the temple at Medinet Habu near modern-day Luxor there is an inscription which reads: 'battalions will come like the locusts'. The locust (or grasshopper) appears in hieroglyphic texts, for example, as a determinative to the word snehem - meaning 'locust' or 'grasshopper' - as illustrated below (a determinative symbol in hieroglyphic text, the locust or grasshopper symbol in this case, is not transliterated and merely indicates the meaning or context of the word represented by the preceding hieroglyphs)".

In verse twenty-one, the phrase "on them", is the Hebrew text "bah-hehn"- Bet, Heh, Nun Sophit (
Nhb). It is the feminine form of "bah-hehm" with Mem Sophit (Mhb) meaning that the "leaping leg" which is symbolized by us in having "a leap of faith" in Yeshua when we first accept Yeshua as our Savior and Lord and start to walk, or "leap", in faith.


GENERALNESS OF CLEAN AND UNCLEAN

Regarding uncleanness and clean, this is the chapter who many believers who don't know or don't follow the Torah, misinterpret and take out of context. It is noted in the book of the Acts

Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, 2 A devout man, and one that feared hwhy with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to hwhy always. 3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of hwhy coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. 4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before hwhy. 5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: 6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do. 7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually; 8 And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.

9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: 10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, 11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: 12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. 15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What 
hwhy hath cleansed, that call not thou common. 16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. 17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate, 18 And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there. 19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them. 21 Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come? 22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth hwhy, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from hwhy by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee. 23 Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

24 And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends. 25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. 26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man. 27 And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together. 28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but 
hwhy hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. 29 Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me? 30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, 31 And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of hwhy. 32 Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee. 33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before hwhy, to hear all things that are commanded thee of hwhy. 34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that hwhy is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him. 36 The word which hwhy sent unto the Sons of Israel, preaching peace by Yeshua HaMashiakh: (he is Lord of all:) 37 That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38 How hwhy anointed Yeshua of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for hwhy was with him. 39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: 40 Him hwhy raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; 41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of the Lord, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead. 42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of hwhy to be the Judge of quick and dead. 43 To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His Name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins. 44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all them which heard the word. 45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit. 46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify hwhy. Then answered Peter, 47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Spirit as well as we? 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of hwhy. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

The "unkosher, common foods" were symbols of the "gentiles", specifically Cornelius and the three other men, and NOT food. The sheet that came down on the four corners of the earth with the unclean animals were types and shadows of the "peoples", or "nations", who exist throughout the four corners of the earth, including the Lost Ten Northern Tribes of Israel that were exiled to Assyira around 722 BC and were scattered around the world since, especially in Western Europe and North America.




Verse twenty-one

21 You shall not eat any carcass: you shall give her to the stranger who is in your gates and eat her; or sell to an alien: for you are a Holy People to hwhy, your Elohim....

This was simply saying that any of their clean animals that died on their own account shall be sold or given to the stranger within their gates. Notice it did not say that they were to be given or sold "outside" of their gates. Why? It is probable that they were to be given or sold "immediately" to their stranger within their gates, becuase if they went out to find someone to give it to, more time will tick away, causing the animal to decay more. Thus, it would make the carcass more unfit to eat. It is also possible that 
hwhy wanted to keep it within the gates for sanctity puposes, because the location which the animal died was Holy, and hwhy did not want it to leave outside of the owner's sanctified borders. Another reason hwhy said because "He said so".



Continuing in verse twenty-one

21 ...You shall not boil a kid in the milk of his mother.

This is so, because it is an act of mockery of the parent to its young. It is the same thing regarding a mother bird nesting in the tree and on the ground which is noted in the Torah portion of Ki Theytsey, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 22:6 If shall encounter a nest of a bird to your face in the way in any tree, or upon the ground, nestlings, or eggs, and the mother is crouching upon the nestlings, or upon the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the sons: 7 Sending, you shall send away ta-the mother, and ta-the sons, you shall take for yourself; by that, shall be well to you, and you shall be lengthened of days.

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries said that letting the mother bird go is an act of mercy. I would also say that the act of mercy also implies toword the kid of the goats to be not cooked in his mother's milk as well, and if one did, it would be an act of a hardened heart. The same way for letting the mother go and not kill her.

This Torah verse is based on The Fifth Word (Commandment) to honor your mother and father, as it is noted in the Torah portion of Yithro, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 20:12 Honor ta-your father and ta-your mother: by that, your days may be long upon the ground which hwhy, your Elohim, is giving to you.

The key that gives it away by tying these Torah passages to the Fifth Word (Commandment) is that one's days will be long. If one kills a mother with the young, it would be no different than one rebelling against one's own mother and father. Therefore, the person's days will be short. Boiling a kid in his mother's milk is an act of mockery against the mother that bore the kid, and would be no different in comparison if that person rebelled against one's own mother and father.




Verse twenty two

22 Tithing, you shall tithe ta all the produce of your seed that yields the field year by year.

This is based from the Commandment for the Israelite men to bring their tithes to the place where 
hwhy will place His Name, which is Jerusalem three times in the year, which will be commented later, in chapter sixteen of this week's Torah portion. This would take an act of humility by doing this annualy, but at the same time, this would prevent them from taking pride in their accomplishments, and would give the glory to hwhy. Even worse, if they continued in their pride, they would fall away from hwhy by making elohim for themselves and for their own homes, and  they would use excuses to not to go to Jerusalem. If they did these, they would have broken the First and Second Words (Commandments). That is why the purpose of this Commandment is to humble them to know that it was hwhy that propsered them, and not them, as noted in last week's Torah portion of Eykev, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 8:11 Beware to yourself, lest you forget ta-hwhy, your Elohim, toward not keeping His Commandments, and His judgments, and His Statutes, which I am commanding you today: 12 lest you eat and you are satisfied, and you build goodly houses, and you dwell; 13 and your herds and your flocks multiply, and silver and gold was multiplied to you, and all that is to you has multiplied; 14 and your heart rises, and you forget ta-hwhy, your Elohim, that brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery; 15 making you walk in the great and fearful wilderness, of fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where was no water; that brought water for you from the rock of flint; 16 that fed you manna in the wilderness, which your fathers had not known, by that, to humble you, and by that, to tempt you, to make you good in the latter end; 17 and you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand have made for me ta-this wealth. 18 And you shall remember ta-hwhy, your Elohim: for He is the One giving to you power to make wealth, by that, to establish ta-His Covenant which was sworn to your fathers as this day. 19 And shall be, forgetting, you shall forget ta-hwhy, your Elohim, and you walk after other elohim, and you serve them, and you bow down to them, I testify against you today, for perishing, you will perish. 20 As the nations which hwhy perished from your face, so you shall perish; because you did not obey in the Voice of hwhy, your Elohim.

This would be considered an "Annual Tithe". The question is, "How would this be applied to us today as believers in the Messiah"? One way would be through tithing and giving to ministries and congegrations. Also one could contribute to brethren in Israel who need help, as well as brethren in one's own nation. Go to hwhy, our Heavenly Father, and ask Him what is the best decision for you.



Verses twenty three through twenty seven

23 And you shall eat towards the Face of hwhy, your Elohim, in the place which shall choose to dwell His Name there, the tithe of your grain, of your new wine, and your oil, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock; by that, you may learn to fear ta-hwhy, your Elohim, all of your days. 24 And if the way is far from youy, for you are not able to carry him; for shall be the place far from you which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose to set His Name there, when hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you: 25 And you shall give on the silver, and you shall bind the silver in your hand, and you shall go to the place which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose: 26 And you shall give the silver in all which your soul, she desires, on the oxen, and on the flock, and on the wine, and on the strong drink, which your soul, she inquires you: and you shall eat there towards the face of hwhy, your Elohim, and you shall rejoice, you, and your household. 27 And the Levite who is in your gates; you shall not forsake him; for is not to him a portion or an inheritance with you.

WAIT A MINUTE!!!

This is what 
hwhy said in chapter twelve of this week's Torah portion

Deuteronomy 12:21 If the place is far from you which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose to put His Name there, and you sacrifice from your herd and from your flock, which hwhy has given to you as which I have commanded you, and you shall eat in your gates according to all the desire of your soul. 22 Only as which ta-the gazelle and ta-the hart shall be eaten, so you shall eat him: the unclean and the clean shall he be alike, he shall be eaten. 23 Only be sure to not eat the blood: for the blood, he is the soul; and you shall not eat the soul with the flesh. 24 You shall not eat him; you shall pour him upon the land as water. 25 You shall not eat him; by that, shall be well to you and to your sons after you when you shall do the rightness in the Eyes of hwhy.

Moses first tells the Israelite men in the chapter twelve passage that if they are too far away they can stay at home and sacrifice a gazelle or a hart in their own estate. Now he is saying that they can take silver with them to go to the future location in Jerusalem and buy the items there. Is there is a conflict here? If they can walk to Jerusalem from a far distance, why can't they go with their sacrifices to Jerusalem instead? If they have a problem with getting the animal there, why couldn't they put them on wagons and ride them there? Isn't Moses speaking one way on one side of the mouth and another way on the other? Is 
hwhy allowing theses contradictions and contradicting Himself? Doesn't this go against the Commandment that the men are to bring their tithes and gifts of their animals to hwhy three times in the year to not approach to Him empty in Jerusalem by presenting their own increase they have raised in their own estates? OR, is this not the premise at all, and if not, did hwhy allow the Israelites these animal options for the purpose if they stayed home? The answer to the last question is "YES". Notice that in chapter twelve's passgae that it did not say that the "domesticated animals" shall be eaten. Moses said to eat "the gazelle and the hart", and emphasing as other animals that are both kosher in which each of thoses animals are kosher and unkosher as I commented earlier. This was commanded, because the domesticated animal tithe and gift is not brought to Jerusalem. If the Israelites killed a domesticated animal in their own home estate that was supposed to be brought to Jerusalem and ate it, they would have broken the Commandment to not kill and eat them in their gates, as noted in chapter twelve of this week's Torah portion

Deuteronomy 12:17 You are not able to eat the tithe of your grain in your gates, or your new wine, or your oil, or the firstlings of your herd, or your flock, or any of your Vow Offerings which you vow, or your Freewill Offerings, or the Heave Offering of your hand: 18 for but you shall eat him toward the Face of hwhy, your Elohim, in the place which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose on Himself, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite who is in your gates: and you shall rejoice towards the Face of hwhy, your Elohim, in all of laying of your hand.

That is why Moses told them to eat the wild kosher animals in their gates, as the gazelle and the hart, instead of the domesticated animals.

In this week's Torah portion passage, it is acceptional for the men if it is too far for them that they cannot bring their domesticated animal to Jerusalem, they can travel to Jerusalem with just the silver, so that the men can buy their tithes and gifts, emphasizing the domesticated animals, for 
hwhy. This is a sensible alternative for the men to travel to Jerusalem three times in the year, which will be noted later in chapter sixteen.



Verses twenty eight and twenty nine

28 With the end of three years, you shall bring of ta-all the tithe of your produce in her year, and you shall set in your gates: 29 and the Levite shall come, for is not to him a portion or an inheritance with you, and the stranger, and the orphan, and the widow, which are in your gates, and they shall eat, and they shall be satisfied; by that, hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you in all the work of your hand that you do.

This is British theologian Charles John Ellicott's
commentary regarding this Torah passage:

"
This is called by the Jews Ma’aser ‘Ani, “the poor’s tithe.” They regard it as identical with the second tithe, which was ordinarily eaten by the owners at Jerusalem; but in every third and sixth year was bestowed upon the poor."

"The Poor's Tithe" is a good term. Today in our society, in the United States, we have food distribution centers. Though they do not follow this third year format, they do it every month. Some distribute as often as daily, some at least once a week, etc.








CHAPTER 15

Numbers 15:1-23

Deu 15:1 With the end of seven years you shall make a Shemitah-release. 2 And this is the Word of the Shemitah-release: Every master shall release the debt of his hand which was lent against
his neighbor; shall not exact ta-his neighbor, or ta-his brother; for a Shemitah-release is called out by hwhy. 3 You may exact ta-the foreigner: and but what shall be to you? You shall release your hand ta-your brother; 4 for ending, shall not be among you a needy one; for blessing, hwhy shall bless you in the land which hwhy, your Elohim, is giving to you of an inheritance to possess her:

5 Only if hearing, you will hearken in the Voice of 
hwhy, your Elohim, to observe to do all ta-this Commandment which I am commanding you today, 6 for hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you, as which was spoken to you: and you shall lend many nations, and you, you shall not borrow; and you shall rule among many nations, and they shall not rule among you. 7 If shall be among you a needy one from one of your brothers, in one of your gates in your land, which hwhy your Elohim is giving to you, you shall not harden ta-your heart, and you shall not shut ta-your hand from your needy brother: 8 for opening, you shall open ta-your hand to him, and that lending, you shall lend him enough from his lack which shall be lacking of him.

9 Take heed to yourself lest shall be a word in your wicked heart, to say, The seventh year, the year of the Shemitah-release, draws near; And your eye is evil against your needy brother, and you shall not give to him; and cries upon you to 
hwhy, and shall be sin against you. 10 Giving, you shall give to him, and your heart shall not be evil in your giving to him: for in the account of this Word, hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you in all your works, and in all you shall lay your hand, 11 for the needy shall not cease from the midst of the land: Upon thus, I am commanding you, to say, Opening, you shall open ta-your hand to your brother, to your poor, and to your needy in your land.

 12 If your brother, the Hebrew man, or the Hebrew woman, shall be sold to you, and serves you six years; and in the seventh year, you shall send him away free from you. 13 And when you send him away free from you, you shall not send him away empty: 14 Furnishing, you shall furnish to him from your flock, and from you grain floor, and from your winepress: which
hwhy, your Elohim, blessed you, you shall give to him. 15 And you shall remember when you were slaves in the land of Egypt, and hwhy, your Elohim, redeemed you: upon thus, I am commanding you ta-this Word today. 16 And shall be, if shall be said to yourself, I will not go out from you; For loves you and ta-your household, for is good to him with you; 17 And you shall take ta-the awl, and shall put her in his ear and on the door, and shall be to you a servant of ages. And you shall also do so to your female servant. 18 Shall not be hard in your eyes in your sending him away free from you; for has been double of a hire for serving you six years: and hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you in all that you do.

19 All of the firstlings that shall be born among your herd and among your flock, the males, you shall sanctify to 
hwhy, your Elohim: you shall not enslave among the firstling of your bullock, and you shall not shear the firstling of your flock. 20 You shall eat him toward the Face of hwhy, your Elohim, year among year in the place which hwhy shall choose, you, and your household. 21 And if shall be in him any blemish, lameness, or blindness, any evil blemish, you shall not sacrifice him to hwhy, your Elohim. 22 You shall eat him in your gates: the unclean and the clean, alike him, as the gazelle, and as the hart. 23 Only you shall not eat ta-his blood; you shall pour upon the land as water.


(Note: Not all verses will be comments)


Verses one through eleven

1 With the end of seven years you shall make a Shemitah-release. 2 And this is the Word of the Shemitah-release: Every master shall release the debt of his hand which was lent against his neighbor; shall not exact ta-his neighbor, or ta-his brother; for a Shemitah-release is called out by hwhy. 3 You may exact ta-the foreigner: and but what shall be to you? You shall release your hand ta-your brother; 4 for ending, shall not be among you a needy one; for blessing, hwhy shall bless you in the land which hwhy, your Elohim, is giving to you of an inheritance to possess her:

5 Only if hearing, you will hearken in the Voice of 
hwhy, your Elohim, to observe to do all ta-this Commandment which I am commanding you today, 6 for hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you, as which was spoken to you: and you shall lend many nations, and you, you shall not borrow; and you shall rule among many nations, and they shall not rule among you. 7 If shall be among you a needy one from one of your brothers, in one of your gates in your land, which hwhy your Elohim is giving to you, you shall not harden ta-your heart, and you shall not shut ta-your hand from your needy brother: 8 for opening, you shall open ta-your hand to him, and that lending, you shall lend him enough from his lack which shall be lacking of him.

9 Take heed to yourself lest shall be a word in your wicked heart, to say, The seventh year, the year of the Shemitah-release, draws near; And your eye is evil against your needy brother, and you shall not give to him; and cries upon you to 
hwhy, and shall be sin against you. 10 Giving, you shall give to him, and your heart shall not be evil in your giving to him: for in the account of this Word, hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you in all your works, and in all you shall lay your hand, 11 for the needy shall not cease from the midst of the land: Upon thus, I am commanding you, to say, Opening, you shall open ta-your hand to your brother, to your poor, and to your needy in your land.

Looking at the word RELEASE

The Hebrew word for release is "sh'mee-tah"- Shin, Mem, Tet, Heh (
hjms
). It is from Strong's Concordance number 8059, and its definition

From H8058; remission (of debt) or suspension (of labor): - release.

from 8058 "shah-maht" (
jms
), and its definition

A primitive root; to fling down; incipiently to jostle; figuratively to let alone, desist, remit: - discontinue, overthrow, release, let rest, shake, stumble, throw down.

The Hebrew word "shah-maht" is used in the paragraph regarding the release, and it is translated above as "release". These Hebrew words are where we get our modern English word "smite". In other words, 
hwhy
was saying to the People, ""Smite" the debts among your brothers every seventh year, for forty nine years, with the exception of counting the Jubilee year in the fiftieth year, and if you do not "smite" the debts, I will "smite" your economy". Based on Jonathan Cahn of Beth Israel Worship Center, who wrote the New York Times best sellers "The Harbinger" and "The Mystery of the Shemitah", he noted that the year of the Shemitah occurred in the years 2001 and 2008, and they both occurred on the same Jewish calendar day of the 29th day of the month of Elul. The United States did not "smite" the debts of the people during these seventh years, and it resulted in hwhy "smiting" the U.S. economy.

For the record, I am not making predictions, the tetrad blood moons (the sequence of four) discovered by Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, occurred, during the Feast of Passover/Unleavened Bread in 2014 and 2015, and during the Feast of Sukkoth in 2014 and 2015. It was told from people that it was very rare, and on top of this, it was visible in "Jerusalem".

This week's Torah portion occurred in the week of August 9th-15th, 2015, which noted this week's Torah portion passage. During that week, the nation of China had devalued their currency and causing some panic in the stock markets, including the United States on Tuesday of that week. Also, the United States is at least 800 billion dollars in debt to China.

The religious Jews made a way to prevent those who are in debted to them to be release them of their debts by taking the seventh year off instead of making their debtors debt free, and then in the eighth year the religious Jews pick up where they left off. This is a violation of the Commandment of the Shemitah. The religious Jews call this the "Prozbul". This is a link at The Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash website of how the Jewish Prozbul for the Shmitah works. Click on the link below to get to the webpage.

http://www.vbm-torah.org/roshandyk/rh69-sl.htm

We need to pray to our fellow religious Jewish people to stop this practice.


Jonathan Cahn also made a video called "Isaiah 9:10 Judgment", in relation to his book "The Harbinger" regarding the Shemitah years in the United States. What he did not say, and I doubt that he ever will, is that the Biblical account of Isaiah 9:10 was a judgment against the Northern Kingdom of Israel, a.k.a. the Northern Ten Tribes of Israel. This is what it says in the book of the prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 9:9 And all the People shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, 10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.

As I commented before, Yair Davidiy of BritAm and Hebrew Nations realized that part of the lost Ten Northern Tribes migrated to the United States from Britain and Europe. As Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries, Brad Scott of Wildbranch Ministry and others stated that Hebrew mindset is cyclical, and what goes around comes around. The Ten Northern Tribes erred during Isaiah's time, and now forward to 2001 and 2008, and 2015, the cycle has come full circle to the Lost Ten Northern Tribes, located in the United States regarding these Shemitah judgments.

I want to note that the seventh year of rest for the cultivated land is not called a Shemitah year. There is no mention that the resting of the land is called a Shemitah in the Torah. It only refers to the release of debts, but it is strongly probable that it is also in sync with the seventh year of the Shemitah. The Prophet Jeremiah made judgment against the Southern House of Judah for not giving the land its rest, and causing them to be away for a year that it was not rested for the 490 years of their residence in the land. It is noted in the book of the Chronicles

2 Chronicles 36:17 Therefore he brought upon them ta-the King of the Kasdeem, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their Sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand. 18 And all the vessels of the House of the Elohim, great and small, and the Treasures of the House of hwhy, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon. 19 And they burnt ta-the House of the Elohim, and brake down ta the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof. 20 And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the Kingdom of Persia: 21 To fulfil the Word of hwhy by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed ta-her Shabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.

This is based in the book of the prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah 25:8 Therefore thus saith 
hwhy of Hosts; Because ye have not heard ta-My Words, 9 Behold, I will send and take ta-all the families of the north, saith hwhy, and Nebuchadrezzar, the King of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations. 10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle. 11 And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve ta-the King of Babylon seventy years. 12 And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the King of Babylon, and that nation, saith hwhy, for ta-their iniquity, and the land of the Casdim, and will make it perpetual desolations. 13 And I will bring upon that land ta-all My Words which I have pronounced against it, even ta-all that is written in this Book, which Jeremiah hath prophesied against all the nations.

The Prophet Jeremiah did not make any mention of a Shemitah, but as I mentioned, it is strongly probable that the rest of the land is in sync with the Shemitah.


Glory to hwhy for revealing this to me. The destruction of Jerusalem did not occur in the 490th year. I'll explain.

When Jeremiah noted the 490 years, he didn't include the fiftieth Jubilee year in each of the forty nine year cycles. We have to remember that the Jubilee year is an "independant" year that is not part of the seven year cycle. What we need to do is to configure how many Jubilee years occurred in these 490 years:

49 years / 490 years = 10

That means there were ten Jubilee years the prophet Jeremiah didn't include in the 490 years, nor were calculated in the prophet's passage. Adding the two numbers together this is the total:

490 years + 10 Jubilee years = 500 years.

It is my humble, but strong opionion, that the destruction of Jerusalem and Solomon's Temple occurred on "the 500th year", on "the Tenth Jubilee", in which the number ten represents "completion", like the Ten Words (Commandments). hwhy waited until the tenth Jubilee to see if the People in Jerusalem, in the Southern House of Judah, was going to honor His Commandment of the rest for the land in the seventieth Shemitah year, the 490th year, and in the tenth Jubilee year, the 500th year. When they didn't follow the Commandment, hwhy passed judgment against the Southern House of Judah, instead of a positive one for this 500th year, which includes the ten Jubilees of years. hwhy allowed these years to occur, because the Southern House of Judah did not follow the Commandment of the Jubilee up to this tenth Jubilee to restore everything back, and as a result of failing to follow this Commandment in these ten jubilees, hwhy sent them into Babylonian captivity.

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JONATHAN CAHN

THE ISAIAH 9:10 JUDGMENT (VIDEO)

Part One

Johnathan Cahn


Part Two

Johnathan Cahn



Verse eleven

11 for the needy shall not cease from the midst of the land: Upon thus, I am commanding you, to say, Opening, you shall open ta-your hand to your brother, to your poor, and to your needy in your land.

It is probable that Yeshua based His Words in this week's Torah portion verse eleven in this saying to Judas noted in the Gospel of John

John 12:1 Then Yeshua six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 2 There they made Him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him. 3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Yeshua, and wiped His Feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. 4 Then saith one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray Him, 5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? 6  This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. 7 Then said Yeshua, Let her alone: against the day of My burying hath she kept this. 8 For the poor always ye have with you; but Me ye have not always.



Verses twelve through fifteen and eighteen

12 If your brother, the Hebrew man, or the Hebrew woman, shall be sold to you, and serves you six years; and in the seventh year, you shall send him away free from you. 13 And when you send him away free from you, you shall not send him away empty: 14 Furnishing, you shall furnish to him from your flock, and from you grain floor, and from your winepress: which hwhy, your Elohim, blessed you, you shall give to him. 15 And you shall remember when you were slaves in the land of Egypt, and hwhy, your Elohim, redeemed you: upon thus, I am commanding you ta-this Word today. 16 And shall be, if shall be said to yourself, I will not go out from you; For loves you and ta-your household, for is good to him with you;... 18 Shall not be hard in your eyes in your sending him away free from you; for has been double of a hire for serving you six years: and hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you in all that you do.

The second part of this subject in chapter fifteen was regarding the release of slaves. Those who have their brethren to serve them are to be set free in the seventh year, but they were also commanded to give provision for them and not to be sent out empty. Moses said this to them to remind them that they were once slaves in Egypt themselves. Moses also noted to them that
the servants worked for the double of a master's hire. Looking at the United States history, when the southern states allowed slavery to exist between the 1600's until the end of the Civil War, there were a lot of believers throughout this period. Though it was believed that the "Old Testament" was done away with, Yeshua still followed the Torah, and did not say that it was done away with at all, for He said to the Pharisees in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the Torah, or the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 18 For verily I say unto you, till the heavens and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Torah, till all be fulfilled.

In my observation, the southern plantation owners and other slave owners who owned slaves did not obey the Torah to send the slaves free when those years came to pass. The southern slave states were judged for not sending them free by the result of the Civil War, resulting in some of their major cities to be destroyed. Just to note that slavery existed throughout human history until years after the Civil War.

Looking at the word REDEEM

In verse fifteen, the Hebrew word for redeem is "pah-dah"- Peh, Dalet, Heh (
hdp
). It is from Strong's Concordance number 6299, and its definition

A primitive root; to sever, that is, ransom; generally to release, preserve: -  X at all, deliver, X by any means, ransom, (that are to be, let be) redeem (-ed), rescue, X surely.

This is where we get our modern English word "paid". In other words, when 
hwhy
redeemed Israel, it is an act of being "paid in full", just like what Yeshua did for us, and is based from the apostle Paul in his letter to the assembly in Rome

Galatians 3:13 Messiah hath redeemed us from the curse of the Torah, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Yeshua redeemed us, or "paid" the price for us- "paid In full", as 
hwhy
did for the Israelites.



Verses sixteen through seventeen

16 And shall be, if shall be said to yourself, I will not go out from you; For loves you and ta-your household, for is good to him with you; 17 And you shall take ta-the awl, and shall put her in his ear and on the door, and shall be to you a servant of ages. And you shall also do so to your female servant.

This Commandment was taken from the Torah portion of Mishpatim, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 21:5 And if the servant, saying, shall say, I love ta-my master, ta-my wife, and ta-my sons; I will not go out free: 6 And his master shall approach him to the Elohim; and shall approach him to the entrance, or to the side door post; and his master shall bore ta-his ear on an awl; and shall serve him for ages.

T
his Torah Commandment required the Hebrew servant by his Hebrew master to pierce the servant's ear onto the master's door. This would make the Hebrew a servant to that house forever. These are the symbolic meanings of each of the actions:

Master shall approach to the Elohim: Yeshua, the Master, being approached to the Elohim, the Heavenly Father

The piercing of a servant from an awl by the master: The piercing of Yeshua who was pierced by the nails by the Roman soldiers

A servant being pierced to the door post by the master: Yeshua being pierced to the cross by the Roman soldiers


 When Yeshua was resurrected on the third day, His Body was made whole again, but He left something physical on His body which His piercings on His hands and side which is noted in the Gospel of John

John 20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Yeshua came. 25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in His Hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the Print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His Side, I will not believe. 26 And after eight days again His disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Yeshua, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27 Then saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold My Hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into My Side: and be not faithless, but believing.

When Yeshua was pierced to the cross, He became "the Servant" to 
hwhy. Though Yeshua was pierced by the Roman soldiers, it was hwhy that used the solders to pierce Him, therefore hwhy was "the Master" to Yeshua, as well as "the Elohim" to Yeshua, though He was Yeshua's Heavenly Father. Yeshua became "the Servant" to His Heavenly Father, as well as being the Son to the Father, and through Yeshua's servitude to His Father, we have become the Heavenly Father's children, as well as being His servants through Yeshua, the Messiah, by the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit)

When that Hebrew servant was present with People, they will see his pierced ear, stating that he is someone's servant forever, and is taken. This is the same situation with Yeshua, because He became hwhy's servant forever. Later in the Gospels, there was an account referring to Yeshua's pierced body

John 20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Yeshua came. 25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe. 26 And after eight days again His disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Yeshua, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold My hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into My side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28 And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my Elohim. 29 Yeshua saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Notice that Thomas stated he wanted to see the pierced areas of Yeshua's body for proof, since Yeshua came eight days earlier to the other disciples. They knew Yeshua was nailed to the cross, for at least John and Mary saw Him there, and they most likely saw the holes on the wooden cross Yeshua was nailed. This is the same situation when a Hebrew male servant can prove to anyone that he belongs to his master forever by showing his pierced ear and take them to the hole on the wooden door post where the awl pierced his ear and pierced the door post.



Verses nineteen through twenty three

19 All of the firstlings that shall be born among your herd and among your flock, the males, you shall sanctify to hwhy, your Elohim: you shall not enslave among the firstling of your bullock, and you shall not shear the firstling of your flock. 20 You shall eat him toward the Face of hwhy, your Elohim, year among year in the place which hwhy shall choose, you, and your household. 21 And if shall be in him any blemish, lameness, or blindness, any evil blemish, you shall not sacrifice him to hwhy, your Elohim. 22 You shall eat him in your gates: the unclean and the clean, alike him, as the gazelle, and as the hart. 23 Only you shall not eat ta-his blood; you shall pour upon the land as water.

I have commented regarding the relevence to the gazelle and the hart in chapter twelve, but it can be added that the same issue applies to the animals that are blemished, lame or blind. They are clean, because they are kosher animals, and they are unclean because they have these blemishes on them.







CHAPTER 16

Deuteronomy 16:1-17

Deu 16:1 Observe the month of the Aviv, and you shall keep the Passover to 
hwhy, your Elohim: for in ta-the month of the Aviv, hwhy, your Elohim, brought you out from Egypt by night. 2 And you shall sacrifice a Passover of the flock, or of the herd, to hwhy, your Elohim, in the place which hwhy shall choose to dwell His Name there. 3 You shall not eat leavened bread upon him; seven days you shall eat upon him unleavened bread, the Bread of Affliction; for you came out in haste from the land of Egypt: by that, you shall remember ta-the day you came out from the land of Egypt all of the days of your life. 4 And shourdough shall not be seen to you in all of your borders seven days; and from the flesh, which you sacrificed in the mixing period (evening) on the first day, shall not remain by the breaking period (morning). 5 You are not able to sacrifice ta-the Passover in one of your gates, which hwhy, your Elohim,is giving to you: 6 for but to the place which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose to dwell His Name there, you shall sacrifice ta-the Passover in the mixing period (evening) as the going of the sun, at the Appointed Time of your coming out from Egypt. 7 And you shall roast, and you shall eat in the place which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose by Himself: and you shall face in the breaking period (morning), and you shall go to your tents. 8 Six days you shall eat unleavened bread: and in the seventh day shall be a Solemn Assembly to hwhy, your Elohim: you shall not do work.

9 Seven weeks you shall number for yourself: from the beginning of the sickle on the risen grain, you shall begin to count seven weeks. 10 And you shall do the Feast of Weeks to 
hwhy, your Elohim, of a Tribute of a Freewill Offering which you shall give of your hand, as which hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you: 11 And you shall rejoice toward the Face of hwhy, your Elohim, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite who is in your gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are in your midst, in the place which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose to place His Name there. 12 And you shall remember when you have been a slave in Egypt: and you shall take heed, and you shall do ta-these Statutes.

13 You shall do the Feast of the Sukkoth (Tabernacles) for yourself seven days, in your gathering from your grain floor and from your pressed wine: 14 and you shall rejoice in your feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are in your gates. 15 Seven days you shall feast to 
hwhy, your Elohim, in the place which hwhy shall choose: for hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you in all your produce, and in all the work of your hands, and you shall be only joyful.

16 Three times in the year, all of your males shall be seen toward
ta-the Face of hwhy, your Elohim, in the place which shall be chosen; in the Feast of the Unleavened Bread, and in the Feast of the Weeks, and in the Feast of the Sukkoth: and shall not be seen empty toward ta-the Face of hwhy: 17 a man according to the gift of his hand, according to the blessing of hwhy, your Elohim, which was given to you.


(Note: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one through eight

1 Observe the month of the Aviv, and you shall keep the Passover to hwhy, your Elohim: for in ta-the month of the Aviv, hwhy, your Elohim, brought you out from Egypt by night. 2 And you shall sacrifice a Passover of the flock, or of the herd, to hwhy, your Elohim, in the place which hwhy shall choose to dwell His Name there. 3 You shall not eat leavened bread upon him; seven days you shall eat upon him unleavened bread, the Bread of Affliction; for you came out in haste from the land of Egypt: by that, you shall remember ta-the day you came out from the land of Egypt all of the days of your life. 4 And shourdough shall not be seen to you in all of your borders seven days; and from the flesh, which you sacrificed in the mixing period (evening) on the first day, shall not remain by the breaking period (morning). 5 You are not able to sacrifice ta-the Passover in one of your gates, which hwhy, your Elohim,is giving to you: 6 for but to the place which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose to dwell His Name there, you shall sacrifice ta-the Passover in the mixing period (evening) as the going of the sun, at the Appointed Time of your coming out from Egypt. 7 And you shall roast, and you shall eat in the place which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose by Himself: and you shall face in the breaking period (morning), and you shall go to your tents. 8 Six days you shall eat unleavened bread: and in the seventh day shall be a Solemn Assembly to hwhy, your Elohim: you shall not do work.

This is the annual Passover Commandment noted in the books of Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers.
Notice that hwhy required the men to do this at the place His Name was to dwell, which is Jerusalem. I will explain this later.



Verses nine through twelve

9 Seven weeks you shall number for yourself: from the beginning of the sickle on the risen grain, you shall begin to count seven weeks. 10 And you shall do the Feast of Weeks to hwhy, your Elohim, of a Tribute of a Freewill Offering which you shall give of your hand, as which hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you: 11 And you shall rejoice toward the Face of hwhy, your Elohim, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite who is in your gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are in your midst, in the place which hwhy, your Elohim, shall choose to place His Name there. 12 And you shall remember when you have been a slave in Egypt: and you shall take heed, and you shall do ta-these Statutes.

It mentions that Shavuoth was a feast. It did not mention that before in the Torah portion of Emor, in the book of Leviticus, and in the Torah portion of Pinkhas, in the book of Numbers

Leviticus 23:15 And from the morrow of the Shabbath, from the day you shall bring near ta-the Omer-Sheaf of the Wave Offering; you shall count for yourselves seven Shabbaths, they shall be complete (perfect): 16 until from the morrow of the seventh Shabbath, you shall count fifty days; and you shall bring near the New Food Offering to hwhy. 17 You shall bring two of them of the Bread of the Wave Offering, they shall be two tenths of flour; they shall be baked of leavened bread; the First Fruits to hwhy. 18 And you shall bring near upon the bread seven lambs of perfect ones of sons of a year, and one bullock of a son of a herd, and two rams: they are an Elevation Offering to hwhy, and their Food Offerings, and their Drink Offerings of a Fire Offering of a pleasant scent to hwhy. 19 And you shall do (offer) one kid of the goats for a Sin Offering, and two lambs of sons of a year for a Sacrifice of the Peace Offerings. 20 And the Priest shall wave them upon the Bread of the Firstfruits of a Wave Offering to the Face of hwhy, upon the two lambs: they are Holy to hwhy for the Priest. 21 And you shall proclaim on this same day, shall be a Holy Calling for yourselves: you shall not do any work of service: a Statute for Ages in all of your dwellings for your generations. 22 And in your reaping ta-the harvest of your land, you shall not finish the corners of your field. You shall not glean on your reaping, and on your gathering of your harvest: you shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am hwhy, your Elohim.

Numbers 28:26 And in the day of the firstfruits, in your bringing a new Food Offering to hwhy, in your Shavuoth, shall be a Holy Calling to you; you shall not do any work of service: 27 and you shall bring an Elevation Offering for a pleasant scent to hwhy; two bullocks of sons of a herd, one ram, seven lambs of sons of a year; 28 and their Food (Grain) Offering of flour mixed in the oil of three tenths for the one bullock, two tenths for the one ram, 29 a tenth, a tenth, for the one lamb, for the seven lambs; 30 one kid of the goats, to atone upon yourselves, 31 apart of the Continual Elevation Offering and his Food Offering, you shall do, they shall be perfect for you, and their Drink Offerings.

B
ased on this Torah week's portion passage, in verse ten, regarding First Fruits (Shavuoth), we can feast on Shavuoth.

In verse nine, based on the source in Leviticus mentioned above, it reveals to us that on the day of First Fruits, which occurs on the first Biblical day of the week during one of the seven days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, they are not to put the sickle to the grain until "this day". This will commence the first day of the fifty day count to Shavuoth. As I noted in the Torah portion of Emor, in the book of Exodus, they are not to begin using the sickle until the first Biblical day of the Biblical week, which would be during the day on Sunday. I have explained this in detail, and you can access this commentary by clicking on the link below to get to the webpage.

TORAH PORTION EMOR



Verses thirteen through fifteen

13 You shall do the Feast of the Sukkoth (Tabernacles) for yourself seven days, in your gathering from your grain floor and from your pressed wine: 14 and you shall rejoice in your feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are in your gates. 15 Seven days you shall feast to hwhy, your Elohim, in the place which hwhy shall choose: for hwhy, your Elohim, shall bless you in all your produce, and in all the work of your hands, and you shall be only joyful.

The translators of the King James Version translated the word feast as a "solemn feast"

(KJV) Deuteronomy 16:15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.

Looking at the word JOYFUL

The Hebrew word for joyful is "sah-mey-akh"- Shin, Mem, Khet (
xms). It is from Strong's Concordance number 8056, and its definition

From H8055; blithe or gleeful: - (be) glad, joyful, (making) merry ([-hearted]), rejoice (-ing).

from 8055 "sah-makh" (
xms), and its definition

A primitive root; probably to brighten up, that is, (figuratively) be (causatively make) blithe or gleesome: - cheer up, be (make) glad, (have make) joy (-ful), be (make) merry, (cause to, make to) rejoice, X very.

Nowhere in this Strong's source it contains a definition of this Hebrew word for "solemn assembly". The King James translators wrongfully translated this word as "solemn assembly". Sukkoth is not a solemn assembly, but SEVEN DAYS OF JOYFUL, REJOICING, CELEBRATING, AND HAPPY FEASTING!!! This is Yeshua's "birthday party". Whoever translated this word in the KJV should be spanked.



Verses sixteen and seventeen

16 Three times in the year, all of your males shall be seen toward ta-the Face of hwhy, your Elohim, in the place which shall be chosen; in the Feast of the Unleavened Bread, and in the Feast of the Weeks, and in the Feast of the Sukkoth: and shall not be seen empty toward ta-the Face of hwhy: 17 a man according to the gift of his hand, according to the blessing of hwhy, your Elohim, which was given to you.

This Commandment is also noted in the Torah portions of Mishpatim and Ki Thisa, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 23:14 Three times you will feast to Me in the year. 15 You will keep ta the Feast of the Unleavened Bread: seven days you will eat unleavened bread as which I commanded you to the appointed time of the month of the Aviv; for in him, you came out from Egypt: and they shall not see My face empty: 16 And the Feast of the Harvest, the firstfruits of your labors, which you have sown in the field: and the Feast of the Ingathering in the going out of the year in your gathering ta-your work from the field. 17 Three times in the year all your males shall appear to the Face of the Adon hwhy.

Exodus 34:18 ta-You shall keep the Feast of the Unleavened Bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, which I commanded you, by the appointed time of the month of the Aviv: for you came out from Egypt in the month of the Aviv. 19 Every firstling of the womb is for Me; and all of your livestock of your males, a firstling of an ox and sheep. 20 And you shall redeem a firstling of a donkey on a lamb: and if you cannot redeem, and you break his neck. You shall redeem all the firstborn of your sons, and they shall not appear My Face empty. 21 Six days you shall work, and in the seventh day you shall rest: you shall rest in plowing and in harvest. 22 And you shall observe for yourself the Feast of Weeks, of the first fruits of the harvest of wheat, and the Feast of the Ingathering of the cycle of the year. 23 Three times in the year shall all of your males see ta-the Face of the Adon hwhy, Elohim of Israel. 24 For I will dispossess nations from your face, and I will broaden ta-your border: and one shall not covet (desire) ta-your land in your ascending to see ta-the Face of hwhy, your Elohim, three times in the year.

The men of Israel were commanded to provide gifts to 
hwhy at these three appointed timed feasts, I was looking at the fact that the gifts were also given during the Feast of the Sukkoth, which is the true time of Yeshua's birth and His first eight days of life, which the first day of Sukkoth was His birth, and the eighth day of the Solemn Assembly.


After meditating and reading the scriptures, it is my humble, but strong opinion that Yeshua fulfilled the Commandments of this chapter for the men to go to Jerusalem for these three appointed times of each of the harvest feasts of Passover/Unleavened Bread, Weeks (Shavuoth/Pentecost/also known as First Fruits II) and Sukkoth (Booths/Tabernacles/Ingathering). These are the Gospel sources that prove this notion, and are all located in the Gospel of John:

THE FEAST OF THE PASSOVER/UNLEAVENED BREAD: John 6:4-71

THE FEAST OF THE WEEKS (SHAVUOTH/PENTECOST/FIRST FRUITS II): John 5:1-47

Yeshua followed the Commandment to be in Jerusalem on Shavuoth.

Looking at verses two through four in this Gospel's passage

John 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Beth Esda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain season [Shavuoth] into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

The angel that went down into the pool stirring the water was a type and shadow of the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) coming down on Yeshua's disciples on Shavuoth (Pentecost) in Acts chapter two.

THE FEAST OF THE SUKKOTH (BOOTHS/TABERNACLES/INGATHERING): John 7:2-10:21

It has been noted that that it has been commonly accepted that during the time of Sukoth

Exodus 23:16 And the Feast of the Harvest, the firstfruits of your labors, which you have sown in the field: and the Feast of the Ingathering in the going out of the year in your gathering ta-your work from the field.

Exodus 34:22 And you shall observe for yourself the Feast of Weeks, of the first fruits of the harvest of wheat, and the Feast of the Ingathering of the cycle of the year.

Though the topic only relates to the three times of the year to meet 
hwhy at Jerusalem, it doesn't say anywhere else that the going out of the year or the cycle of the year starts at Yom Teruah. After researching, it is my humble, but strong opion that Rosh Hashanah is not the Biblical new year. I noted that in my humble, but strong opinion, each of these sources, based on its context of the Commandment for the men to meet hwhy three times in the year, are based on the "HARVEST CYCLE", or "THE HARVEST YEAR".

Based on the context of this week's Torah portion passage with the two other passages noted, the these three times that the men were to see hwhy in Jerusalem during these feasts of Unleavened Bread, First Fruits (Shavuoth/Pentecost) and Ingathering (Sukkoth/Booths/Tabernacles), are based on the times of the "harvesting periods". Think of this way. When does the NFL football cycle occur? Between the months of August and February of the following Gregorian Calendar. It doesn't go by the proper time line of the Gregorian Calendar from January to December. This means, based on the context of these three times of their visits to Jerusalem during each of the three harvesting periods, this word is referring to "the Harvest Cycle" of the year. It is not culturally possible, nor is it culturaly common, to do any harvesting between the eighth and the twelfth Biblical months of the Biblical year's "Harvest Cycle", because that's how hwhy created it, plus it gets cold, or it is cold, during the off harvest months.

Now that this definition has been clarified, this is the emphasis of verse twenty two

Exodus 34:22 And you shall observe for yourself the Feast of Weeks (Shavuoth/Pentecost), of the first fruits of the harvest of wheat, and the Feast of the Ingathering (Sukkoth/Booths/Tabernacles) of the cycle [the "Harvest Cycle"] of the year.

In comparison to the religious Jewish doctrine that was the end of the year meant the new Biblical year, This is what Wikipedia says regarding Rosh Hashanah

"Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration, which begins on the first day of Tishrei. Tishrei is the first month of the Jewish civil year, but the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year.

According to Judaism, the fact that Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the year is explained by it being the traditional anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman according to the Hebrew Bible, and their first actions toward the believed realization of humanity's role in God's world. According to one secular opinion its origin is in the beginning of the economic year in the ancient Near East, marking the start of the agricultural cycle".

Religious Judaism doctrine celebrates Rosh Hashanah for two days, which goes against scripure. Judaism also based this traditional new year on the creation of Adam and Khavah (Eve) by saying that the seven days of Creation occurred during the seventh Biblical month of Ethanim/Tishri, which to me, doesn't make sense. It is my strong opnion that the creation of Adam and Khavah (Eve) occurred in the first Biblical month of Aviv/Nissan, and not the seventh Biblical month of Tishrei/Ethanim.

This is a chart showing the Biblical Harvest Year Cycle, including other things related to the true Biblical year of the first Biblical month of Aviv/Nissan

Harvest Year Cycle


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I have wrote a teaching regarding Rosh HaShanah, with some charts included, titled "Rosh HaShanah, the Biblical New Year?". Click on the link below to get to the webpage.

ROSH HASHANAH, THE BIBLICAL NEW YEAR?



I also wrote a teaching titled "When Was Yeshua Born? Evidence Based On Scriptural Facts" which reveals that Yeshua was born in the Biblical feast of Sukkoth. You can access it by clicking on the link below to get to the webpage.

WHEN WAS YESHUA BORN? EVIDENCE BASED ON SCRIPTURAL FACTS




That ends this week's Torah portion commentary.



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