King of the Jews

The laws of Deuteronomy 17 apply to Yeshua as much as they applied to King Saul, King David, or King Solomon.   Shoftim Portion Summary The commandment for the king to write a copy of the Torah demonstrates the work of Messiah. He Himself is the Word made flesh. He is the copy of the Torah in human form. Furthermore, He writes a copy of … Continue reading King of the Jews

The Capital of the Messianic Kingdom

When we turn to face Jerusalem in prayer, we envision it not as it is, but as it will be when Yeshua, Yahshua, Jesus returns. BY AARON EBY The eleven disciples stood breathless with mouths open, staring into the sky. Their feet remained firmly planted in their sandals atop the Mount of Olives, but where the Messiah had just been standing there were now only empty … Continue reading The Capital of the Messianic Kingdom

Lifted on a Miracle

Yeshua told Nicodemus, “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up.”   CHUKAT-BALAK Portion Summary Chukat Chukat is the thirty-ninth reading from the Torah. The word chukat (חוקת) means “statute.” The name is derived from the second verse of the reading: “This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded” (Numbers 19:2). Chukat presents the mysterious … Continue reading Lifted on a Miracle


Some people are never happy unless they have something to be unhappy about. Beha’alotcha (בהעלותך | When you set up) Regular Shabbat Readings Portion Summary The third reading from the book of Numbers and the thirty-sixth reading from the Torah is called Beha’alotcha (בהעלותך), a word that literally means “When you ascend.” It comes from the first verse of the portion, which could literally be translated as “When … Continue reading Malcontents