Torah Commentary – Vayishlach (He Sent) – Just In Case It Does Not Work Out – SCRIPTURES FOR November 22, 2018

Torah Commentary Genesis 32:4-36:43 Obadiah 1:1-21 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Revelation 7:1-12 Vayishlach (He Sent) Just In Case It Does Not Work Out The life of Ya’akov carried with it some crazy twists and turns and was certainly not dull. I wonder if Yah had revealed to Ya’akov the drama filled encounters he would experience in his life, whether Ya’akov would have pressed forward to receive … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayishlach (He Sent) – Just In Case It Does Not Work Out – SCRIPTURES FOR November 22, 2018

Jacob Meets Esau

Jacob knew he was walking into great danger as he returned to the land of Canaan. VAYISHLACH The eighth reading from the book of Genesis is named Vayishlach (וישלח), which means “and he sent.” The title comes from the first verse of the reading, which says, “Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom” (Genesis 32:3 … Continue reading Jacob Meets Esau

Torah Commentary – Vayechi (He Lived) – Enjoying the Fruit – SCRIPTURES FOR December 30, 2017

Living Torah Commentary Vayechi (He Lived) Genesis 47:28-50:26 1Kings 2:1-12 Hebrews 11:21-22 1Peter 1:3-9; 2:11-17 Enjoying the Fruit Ya’akov is 130 years old when he arrives in Egypt. The following 17 years will be a gift in which he will be able to enjoy the fruit of his life, his family. During this time he will watch his boys mature, marry and bring forth children. … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayechi (He Lived) – Enjoying the Fruit – SCRIPTURES FOR December 30, 2017

Weekly Torah Readings: Vay’khi – from One New Man Bible – Dec 29, 2017

Vay’khi Jacob Lives another Seventeen Years 47:28. And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years, so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty-seven years.29. And the time drew near for Israel to die, and he called his son Joseph and said to him, “If I have now found favor in your sight, put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh and deal kindly and truly … Continue reading Weekly Torah Readings: Vay’khi – from One New Man Bible – Dec 29, 2017

Torah Commentary – Vayeshev (He Continued Living) – Now That is Dysfunction – SCRIPTURES FOR December 9, 2017

Torah Commentary Vayeshev (He Continued Living) Genesis 37:1-40:23 Amos 2:6-3:8 Acts 7:9-16 Now That is Dysfunction The trials of Esau, Laban and the ordeal at Sh’khem and the death of Rachel are now behind Jacob. He even has a new name. I’m sure he thought it would be time to take life easy to enjoy his family, right? Not so fast. Now the trials take … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayeshev (He Continued Living) – Now That is Dysfunction – SCRIPTURES FOR December 9, 2017

Lamb of God – The manger in Migdal Eder

Behold, the lamb of God. The manger in Migdal Eder Jesus Birth Foretold The story of Jesus birth was first foretold in Genesis three verse fifteen.  God told Adam and Eve that a child would be born. This Child would crush the head of the old Serpent who tempted Eve to sin and resulted in the curse that leads to man’s extinction.  Many others would … Continue reading Lamb of God – The manger in Migdal Eder

V’yishlach – He sent – 25 November, 2017

V’yishlach He sent Genesis 32:3-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 (A) Obadiah 1:1-21 (S) “A Wrestling Faith” by Mark Huey This week, our Torah portion Vayishlach continues the saga of Jacob’s life, as he learned to depend upon and have faith in the God of Abraham and Isaac. If you will recall from last week, the final separation from his father-in-law Laban concluded with a dramatic covenant that essentially placed … Continue reading V’yishlach – He sent – 25 November, 2017

Torah Commentary – Vayishlach (He Sent) – The Journey Continues – SCRIPTURES FOR December 2, 2017

Torah Commentary Vayishlach (He Sent) Genesis 32:4-36:43 Obadiah 1:1-21 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Revelation 7:1-12   The Journey Continues        Ya’akov is now free of Lavan after twenty years of working for him. The time was not wasted by any means as he is returning with a growing family and the riches needed to take care of them. It appears Yah was up to the challenge … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayishlach (He Sent) – The Journey Continues – SCRIPTURES FOR December 2, 2017

Israel and the Nations: A Theological Opinion, Part 1

Often, well-meaning, Israel-loving people will say to me, “I am Jewish now. I am grafted in.” I never, ever say anything close to, “No, you’re not Jewish.” I focus more on how grateful I am that they love God and pray for the Jewish people. However, it is interesting that the Church went from saying, “You can’t be Jewish and believe in Jesus,” to, “All … Continue reading Israel and the Nations: A Theological Opinion, Part 1

Torah Commentary -Vayechi (He Lived) -The Multiple Faces of Yeshua -Day 14, Month 10, 5777; 12 January 2017

Torah Commentary Vayechi (He Lived) Genesis 47:28-50:26 1Kings 2:1-12 Hebrews 11:21-22 1Peter 1:3-9; 2:11-17 The Multiple Faces of Yeshua   I was in a meeting recently with a number of people who varied in their level of Torah knowledge and observance. Some of these folks had years of experience and had fully embraced the walk, while others had just begun to get their feet wet. … Continue reading Torah Commentary -Vayechi (He Lived) -The Multiple Faces of Yeshua -Day 14, Month 10, 5777; 12 January 2017

Torah Commentary -Vayishlach (He Sent) -Just In Case It Does Not Work Out -Day 15, Month 9, 5775; 15 December 2016

Where do we see Messiah in this picture of Rachel with the false gods? We see Messiah as our True and Living God who clearly calls us to leave all behind (false gods, doctrines, attitudes, pride, etc) to follow Him. It is just not any more complicated than that. Torah Commentary Genesis 32:4-36:43 Obadiah 1:1-21 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Revelation 7:1-12 Vayishlach (He Sent)   Just … Continue reading Torah Commentary -Vayishlach (He Sent) -Just In Case It Does Not Work Out -Day 15, Month 9, 5775; 15 December 2016

Torah Commentary -Tol’dot (History) Stopped Up Wells -Day 1, Month 9, 5775; 1 December 2016

Torah Commentary Genesis 25:19-28:9 Malachi 1:1-2:7 Romans 9:6-16 Hebrews 11:20; 12:14-17 Tol’dot (History) Stopped Up Wells The life of the now to be patriarchs are so rich in meaning. In their lives is the wisdom of the Creator. In the accounts recorded for us is His wisdom being passed on from generation to generation. In later Torah portions He will give us specific instructions in … Continue reading Torah Commentary -Tol’dot (History) Stopped Up Wells -Day 1, Month 9, 5775; 1 December 2016

Torah Commentary – Day 19, Month 7, 5775; 21 October 2016

Torah Commentary Deut 33:1-34:12 Joshua 1:1-9 Matt 17:1-9 Jude 3-4, 8-10 Day 19, Month 7, 5775; 21 October 2016    *I did not have time to write a Torah commentary this week for the Sukkot scriptures. This is an excerpt from my book “They Walked Toward the Promises.” I think it is fitting as we look to a new cycle, one which will take us … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Day 19, Month 7, 5775; 21 October 2016

Torah Commentary – Va’era (I appeared) – “I Didn’t ‘See’ That Coming”

Torah Commentary Va’era (I appeared) Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 Romans 9:14-17 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 “I Didn’t ‘See’ That Coming” Moshe traveling back to Egypt was not just a trip to the corner convenience store. It was quite a journey, and during this time the words spoken to him at the Burning Bush and his conversation with YH VH was probably played over and over in … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Va’era (I appeared) – “I Didn’t ‘See’ That Coming”

Torah Commentary – Sh’mot (Exodus) – What Is In Your Hand?

Torah Commentary Sh’mot (Exodus) Exodus 1:1-6:1 Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 Matthew 22:23-33; 41-46 Acts 3:12-15 Hebrews 11:23-26 What Is In Your Hand? Many generations have lived and died since the time of Joseph. To the Hebrews, Caanan is a distant place that is talked about on occasion, but Egypt has become home in their minds. The stories of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are ancient history. Joseph … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Sh’mot (Exodus) – What Is In Your Hand?

Torah Commentary – Vayechi (He lived) – He Lived? He Sure Did.

Torah Commentary Vayechi (He lived) Genesis 47:28-50:26 1Kings 2:1-12 Hebrews 11:21-22 1Peter 1:3-9; 2:11-17 He Lived? He Sure Did. The Torah portion begins with the words “He lived in the land of Egypt.” I see these words revealing to us that in Egypt the life of Jacob finally made sense to Jacob. During his seventeen years he could look back over the trials and tribulations … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayechi (He lived) – He Lived? He Sure Did.

Torah Commentary – Vayigash He Approached

Torah Commentary Vayigash He Approached Genesis 44:18-47:27 Ezekiel 37:15-28 Acts 7:9-16 Abhorrent? Why is That? The moment finally arrives and Joseph can no longer contain himself. I, for one, hope someone has a camera on the faces of the brothers when the words, “I am Yosef” finally sunk in. I think you could have knocked them over with the proverbial feather. The brothers probably felt … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayigash He Approached

Torah Commentary- Vayetze (He went out)- His God Too

Torah Commentary Vayetze (He went out) Genesis 28:10-32:3 Hosea 12:13-14:9 John 1:43-51 His God Too Yaakov’s life has been one of testing from before he could remember. He did not choose this war, but from his mother’s womb, he has been thrust into it. He now breaks free of his brother’s grasp and heads out on his own to make a life for himself. Life … Continue reading Torah Commentary- Vayetze (He went out)- His God Too

IN THE PITS! -by Gary Wilkerson – David Wilkerson Today – MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014

IN THE PITS! by Gary Wilkerson Starting in Genesis 37, we see Joseph’s story, which reads like an episode of the television program “Cops.” One of his brothers was a rapist and the others tried to kill Joseph and eventually sold him into slavery. Even Jacob, his own father, neglected to step in when Joseph was tormented by his brothers. Joseph paid a penalty for … Continue reading IN THE PITS! -by Gary Wilkerson – David Wilkerson Today – MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014

Will Yahweh/God Bless the United States by the Blogging Hounds

I woke up early this morning asking myself and Yahweh/God a question. The present state of this country troubles me and I know that Yahweh is not happy with us. If you were Elohim/God would you bless the United States, when we the people are turning our backs on Yahweh/Yeshua and trashing him with these sins? Some of the ways that the United States has … Continue reading Will Yahweh/God Bless the United States by the Blogging Hounds

V’eira (I appeared) – “Proclaim His Power and Might”

V’eira (I appeared) Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 “Proclaim His Power and Might” Our Torah portion for this week begins with us seeing the Lord summarize His covenant faithfulness with His people, as He prepares to act in delivering them from Egypt: “God spoke further to Moses and said to him, ‘I am the Lord; and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God Almighty, … Continue reading V’eira (I appeared) – “Proclaim His Power and Might”

Torah Commentary – Va’era “And I appeared” – Shadows of Yesterday, Substance of Today

Torah Commentary Va’era “And I appeared” Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 Romans 9:14-17 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1Shadows of Yesterday, Substance of Today Egypt was the greatest and most awesome nation that had ever existed. They had wealth, power, and military stature. No country would have dared to come against the might of Egypt in the days of their glory. But all this would change the day that … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Va’era “And I appeared” – Shadows of Yesterday, Substance of Today

“Vowed to the Land” – V’yechi (He lived)

V’yechi (He lived) Genesis 47:28-50:26 1 Kings 2:1-12 “Vowed to the Land” While reading through V’yechi this week, the following words delivered by the Patriarch Jacob really stuck out at me: “Then Jacob said to Joseph, ‘God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, and He said to me, “Behold, I will make you fruitful and numerous, and … Continue reading “Vowed to the Land” – V’yechi (He lived)

“Silence of the Limping” – V’yishlach (He sent)

V’yishlach (He sent) Genesis 32:3-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 (A) Obadiah 1:1-21 (S) “Silence of the Limping” Once again, students of the Torah are challenged when meditating on our weekly portions, which I have found to contain a wealth of information to contemplate. When I sit down to write my Torah commentaries, the choice of a subject matter to focus on can be overwhelming. There are many … Continue reading “Silence of the Limping” – V’yishlach (He sent)

Vayishlach “And he sent” – Still Running From the Enemy

Torah Commentary Vayishlach “And he sent” Genesis 32:4-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Revelation 7:1-12 Still Running From the Enemy Jacob has seen much over his past twenty years with Laban. He has seen HaShem provide for him and give him great wealth. He has seen favor like few people will ever see. Jacob has wrestled with God and even been given a new name. After … Continue reading Vayishlach “And he sent” – Still Running From the Enemy

Torah Commentary – Vayetze “And he went out”

Torah Commentary   Vayetze “And he went out” Genesis 28:10-32:3 Hosea 12:12-14:10 John 1:43-51 Just In Case It is said that truth is far stranger than fiction. Nowhere is that statement more true that in the life of Jacob. The account of his life during the years with Laban, the marriages to Leah and Rachael and the birth of the first children is a story no one … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayetze “And he went out”

V’yishlach (He sent)

V’yishlach (He sent) Genesis 32:3-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 (A) Obadiah 1:1-21 (S) “Silence of the Limping” Once again, students of the Torah are challenged when meditating on our weekly portions, which I have found to contain a wealth of information to contemplate. When I sit down to write my Torah commentaries, the choice of a subject matter to focus on can be overwhelming. There are many … Continue reading V’yishlach (He sent)

Is The U.S. Being Cursed Because Of It’s Present Treatment Of Israel?

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.  “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be … Continue reading Is The U.S. Being Cursed Because Of It’s Present Treatment Of Israel?

“LIVING TORAH” – Live Where I Tell You

Genesis 25:19-28:9 Malachi 1:1-2:7 Romans 9:6-16 Hebrews 11:20; 12:14-17   Live Where I Tell You   I said recently that the only thing that has been constant in my life through the past years has been change. However it has not been the kind of change that we were told last year to simply hope for. The change I have seen has been one which … Continue reading “LIVING TORAH” – Live Where I Tell You