Torah Commentary – Pinchas”Phineas” – Zeal In The Camp – SCRIPTURES FOR July 27, 2019

Torah Commentary Pinchas”Phineas” Numbers 25:10-30:1 1 Kings 18:46-19:21 2 Timothy 1-4; Titus 1-3; Philemon 1 Zeal In The Camp Reading about the Hebrews and their journey through the wilderness  has taken on so much meaning in the past few years. With each passing year it becomes more and more special to read about their lives. It is not that the accounts of their lives become more … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Pinchas”Phineas” – Zeal In The Camp – SCRIPTURES FOR July 27, 2019

Torah Commentary – Korach (Korah) – The Stand Which Proved The Man – Joined To HaShem – SCRIPTURES FOR July 6, 2019

Torah Commentary Korach (Korah) Numbers 16:1-18:32 1Samuel 11:14-12:22 2Timothy 2:8-21 Jude 1-25 The Stand Which Proved The Man We come to the infamous account of Korach this week. You have to admit that with all that has happened in the camp since Israel left Egypt, events which clearly showed Moshe as the leader, this was a pretty gutsy move made by Korach. Well, maybe gutsy … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Korach (Korah) – The Stand Which Proved The Man – Joined To HaShem – SCRIPTURES FOR July 6, 2019

Shalom, New Moon – May 6, 2019

Shalom, New Moon There are no reports of the New Moon being sighted in Israel as of yet due to overcast skies. Mathematically we enter into the second month. With over 600 rockets launched into Israel this past weekend, spend a few extra moments considering the people who live in The Land and the great sacrifices they endure.  Look toward the western sky at sundown tonight and celebrate the … Continue reading Shalom, New Moon – May 6, 2019

Shalom, New Moon – Sunday April 7, 2019

Shalom, New Moon Sorry this is so late. I was attending a memorial service for a friend when I received an email that confirmed the New Moon sighting in Israel.  No matter your sighting or calendar preference we pray Yah will bless and favor you in the coming year. Look toward the western sky at sundown tonight and celebrate the goodness of HaShem in our lives. Celebration … Continue reading Shalom, New Moon – Sunday April 7, 2019

Torah Commentary – Sh’mini (Eighth) – Convictions Do Not Change – SCRIPTURES FOR March 30, 2019

Torah Commentary Leviticus 9:1-11:47 2 Samuel 6:1-19 Mark 7:1-23 Acts 5:1-11;10:1-35 Sh’mini (Eighth) Convictions Do Not Change The sacrifices are to teach us about life. They give us instructions of how to approach YH VH. This Torah portion will also instruct us in how not to approach him. The sons of Aaron decide they have a right to their opinion regarding their duties and it … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Sh’mini (Eighth) – Convictions Do Not Change – SCRIPTURES FOR March 30, 2019

Torah Commentary – Tzav”Command” – The Lesson of the Ashes – SCRIPTURES FOR March 23, 2019

Torah Commentary Tzav”Command” Leviticus 6:1-8:36 Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23 Luke 4-6 The Lesson of the Ashes The Tabernacle has now been built and the presence of HaShem is visible in the midst of the people.  Just a momentary thought about the scene causes the imagination to run wild.  What a sight it must have been, and what a witness to those who would see it from a distance.  I … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Tzav”Command” – The Lesson of the Ashes – SCRIPTURES FOR March 23, 2019

Torah Commentary – Vayikra (He Called) – Take Possession – SCRIPTURES FOR March 16, 2019

Vayikra (He Called) SCRIPTURES FOR March 16, 2019 Leviticus 1:1-5:26 Isaiah 43:21-44:23 Romans 8:1-13 Hebrews 10:1-14; 13:10-16 Take Possession This week we begin the Book of Leviticus. For many people it is a book of meaningless details, but in truth it is a glimpse into the Father’s Heart. In order to grasp Father’s Heart we must first open our hearts to Him. Let us stop … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayikra (He Called) – Take Possession – SCRIPTURES FOR March 16, 2019

Shalom, New Moon – March 8, 2019

  Shalom, New Moon Due to Shabbat I did not receive reports of the New Moon sighting. Mathematically, it should have occurred last night. We enter into a new month and look toward the time when the exile will be over and we will all stand in the Land of Promise watching together. Look toward the western sky at sundown tonight and celebrate the goodness of HaShem in our lives. Celebration Tips … Continue reading Shalom, New Moon – March 8, 2019

Torah Commentary – Vayak’hel – “And assembled” – Breaking the 80/20 Rule – SCRIPTURES FOR March 2, 2019

Vayak’hel”And assembled” Exodus 35:1-38:20 1 Kings 7:51-8:21 Romans 1-5 Breaking the 80/20 Rule It has been said that twenty percent of the people in the world do eighty percent of the work, while eighty percent of the people just sit around and watch them work. Based on my observations of people through the years I would say this may be a bit optimistic. This may … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayak’hel – “And assembled” – Breaking the 80/20 Rule – SCRIPTURES FOR March 2, 2019

Torah Commentary – Ki Tisa -Basin of Revelation – SCRIPTURES FOR February 23, 2019

Torah Commentary – Ki Tisa Exodus 30:11-34:35 1Kings 18:1-39 Luke 11:14-20 Acts 7:35-8:1 1Corinthians 10:1-13 2Corinthians 3:1-18 Basin of Revelation Between the Altar of Sacrifice and the entrance to the Tabernacle tent was a basin of water. It is fascinating we are not told what it looked like. I have seen many depictions through the years. I do not know which one, or if any of … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Ki Tisa -Basin of Revelation – SCRIPTURES FOR February 23, 2019

Torah Commentary – Mikketz (At the end) – Making of a Man – SCRIPTURES FOR December 8, 2018

Torah Commentary Mikketz (At the end) Genesis 41:1-44:17 1 Kings 3:15-4:1 Acts 7:9-16Making of a Man Joseph’s life has been one of incredible twists and turns. In his dark prison cell, he has had a great deal of time to think through his winding and tumultuous journey. His list of, “If I could do that over!” has been etched into his mind, and maybe even … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Mikketz (At the end) – Making of a Man – SCRIPTURES FOR December 8, 2018

Living Torah Commentary – Yom Kippur – The Days of Awe – SCRIPTURES FOR September 15, 2018

Torah Commentary Yom Kippur Leviticus 16:1-34; 18:1-30 Numbers 29:7-11 Isaiah 57:14-58:14 Hebrews 10 The Days of Awe The month of Elul is now behind us. We all heard the sounds of earthly shofars, but were not joined by the sound of the ingathering shofar from the heavens. Not to set dates or say Yah cannot do things outside of our boxes, but it does seem … Continue reading Living Torah Commentary – Yom Kippur – The Days of Awe – SCRIPTURES FOR September 15, 2018

Living Torah Commentary – Shof’tim (Judges) – Love What He Loves – SCRIPTURES FOR August 18, 2018

Shof’tim (Judges) Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9 Isaiah 51:12-52:13 Matthew 5:38-42; 18:15-20 Acts 3:13-26; 7:35-53 Love What He Loves With the above title in mind, let’s ask the question: Just what does Yah love? For that matter, how can we determine what He loves? Through the years, the answer to that question has deepened for me, as it hopefully has for you. In my Pentecostal days, I was … Continue reading Living Torah Commentary – Shof’tim (Judges) – Love What He Loves – SCRIPTURES FOR August 18, 2018

Shalom, New Moon – August 11, 2018

Shalom, New Moon The New Moon has been seen in Israel. We enter into the Biblical Sixth Month! Look toward the western sky at sundown tonight and celebrate the goodness of HaShem in our lives. Celebration Tips Lighting of the Menorah Reading Psalms Sounding of the shofar Celebration dinner Special time of thanks and blessing. Prayer for peace of Jerusalem (Ps 122:6) and regathering of the family of … Continue reading Shalom, New Moon – August 11, 2018

Torah Commentary – Va’etchanan (I Pleaded) – A Place Prepared For the Obedient – SCRIPTURES FOR July 28, 2017

Torah Commentary Va’etchanan (I Pleaded) Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11 Isaiah 40:1-26 Matthew 4:1-11: 22:33-40 Acts 13:13-43 1Timothy 2:4-6 A Place Prepared For the Obedient Moshe continued his last sermon in Deuteronomy 3:24 by sharing the revelation of Yah had just begun for the Hebrews. Just begun? The wonders of the plagues in Egypt, parting of the sea, manna from the heavens, water from a rock, hearing and seeing His voice … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Va’etchanan (I Pleaded) – A Place Prepared For the Obedient – SCRIPTURES FOR July 28, 2017

Torah Commentary – Mattot/Massei “Tribes” / “Journeys” – POSSESS THE LAND – SCRIPTURES FOR July 14, 2018

POSSESS THE LAND Mattot/Massei “Tribes” / “Journeys” Numbers 30:2–36:13 Jeremiah 2:4–28, 3:4 Hebrews 1-6 Over three thousand years ago the Hebrews stood on the east bank of the Jordan River, their time in the desert near the end.  Aaron had died and Moses would soon follow.  HaShem spoke to the people and gave them specific instructions regarding the land they were soon to possess.  First He gave them … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Mattot/Massei “Tribes” / “Journeys” – POSSESS THE LAND – SCRIPTURES FOR July 14, 2018

Shalom, New Moon

New Moon July 13, 2018 – 1st of Av The New Moon has been seen in Israel. We enter into the Biblical Fifth Month! Look toward the western sky at sundowntonight and celebrate the goodness of HaShem in our lives. Celebration Tips Lighting of the Menorah Reading Psalms Sounding of the shofar Celebration dinner Special time of thanks and blessing. Prayer for peace of Jerusalem (Ps 122:6) … Continue reading Shalom, New Moon

Torah Commentary – Balak – Peace and Safety Can Lead To… – SCRIPTURES FOR June 30, 2017

Torah Commentary Balak  Numbers 22:2-25:9 Micah 5:6-6:8 John 13-14 Peace and Safety Can Lead To… I just love this Torah portion. For one thing, it brings back some great memories of Vacation Bible School. To consider the dedication of the ladies, of blessed memory, who gave so much to a bunch of children who were more interested in snack time than anything else. Now that … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Balak – Peace and Safety Can Lead To… – SCRIPTURES FOR June 30, 2017

Torah Commentary – Sh’mini – The Eighth Day – Passover – Opportunities to … – SCRIPTURES FOR April 7, 2017

Torah Commentary There is a bit of confusion on whether the Torah this week is the end of Pesach or S’himini. Since we always aim to please you will find a commentary on both listed below. Sh’mini Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47 2 Samuel 6:1-19 Hebrews 8:1-6 The Eighth Day With every passing day it seems I yearn more for a realm known as the eighth day. … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Sh’mini – The Eighth Day – Passover – Opportunities to … – SCRIPTURES FOR April 7, 2017

Torah Commentary – Pesach “Passover” – Now What? – SCRIPTURES FOR March 31, 2017

Pesach “Passover” Exodus 33:12 – 34:26 Ezekiel 36:37 – 37:14 Now What? The night had been filled with emotion as the Hebrews ate of their Passover meal in haste.  On the one hand was a sense of excitement about what the coming days would bring as they prepared to make their journey out of Egypt.  On the other hand was a sense of despair as … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Pesach “Passover” – Now What? – SCRIPTURES FOR March 31, 2017

Torah Commentary – Vayikra (He Called) – Take Possession – SCRIPTURES FOR March 17, 2017

Torah Commentary Vayikra (He Called) Leviticus 1:1-5:26 Isaiah 43:21-44:23 Romans 8:1-13 Hebrews 10:1-14; 13:10-16 Take Possession This week we begin the book of Leviticus. For many people it is a book of meaningless details, but in truth it is a glimpse into our Father’s Heart. In order to grasp Father’s Heart we must first open our hearts to Him. Let us stop now to invite … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayikra (He Called) – Take Possession – SCRIPTURES FOR March 17, 2017

Torah Commentary – Vayak’hel (He assembled) , – P’kudei (Accounts) – Form and Function; Meet Purpose – SCRIPTURES FOR March 10, 2017

Are you a tent or a dwelling place for the Almighty? Torah Commentary Vayak’hel (He assembled), – P’kudei (Accounts) Exodus 35:1-40:38 1Kings 7:13-26 2Corinthians 9:1-15 Hebrews 9:1-14 Revelation 11:1-13 Form and Function; Meet Purpose The Golden Calf was quite the setback for the Hebrews. I wonder what conversations were going on in the camp during those first few days after the incident. Was Israel wondering how … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayak’hel (He assembled) , – P’kudei (Accounts) – Form and Function; Meet Purpose – SCRIPTURES FOR March 10, 2017

Torah Commentary – Ki Tisa – Basin of Revelation – SCRIPTURES FOR March 3, 2017

Torah Commentary – Ki Tisa Exodus 30:11-34:35 1Kings 18:1-39 Luke 11:14-20 Acts 7:35-8:1 1Corinthians 10:1-13 2Corinthians 3:1-18 Basin of Revelation Between the Altar of Sacrifice and the entrance to the Tabernacle tent was a basin of water. It is fascinating we are not told what it looked like. I have seen many depictions through the years. I do not know which one, or if any of … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Ki Tisa – Basin of Revelation – SCRIPTURES FOR March 3, 2017

Torah Commentary – Tetsavah (You Are To Order) – Protocol – SCRIPTURES FOR February 24, 2017

Torah Commentary – Tetsavah (You Are To Order) Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 Ezekiel 43:10-27 Philippians 4:10-20 Protocol Last year I was given the honor of speaking at the “Trail of Tears” in Tennessee. It was there that I began to see the Tabernacle as the protocol for entering into the Creator’s presence. That revelation has affected the way I look at these chapters of Sh’mot in … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Tetsavah (You Are To Order) – Protocol – SCRIPTURES FOR February 24, 2017

Shalom – New Moon – the Biblical Twelveth Month – Febuary 18, 2018

Shalom, New Moon The New Moon was not seen in Israel last night due to clouds and much needed rain. Whether you follow the sighting or by the Hallel calendar we enter into the Biblical Twelth month! Look toward the western sky at sundowntonight and celebrate the goodness of HaShem in our lives. Celebration Tips Lighting of the Menorah Reading Psalms Sounding of the shofar Celebration dinner … Continue reading Shalom – New Moon – the Biblical Twelveth Month – Febuary 18, 2018

Torah Commentary – T’ruma (Contribution) – That They May be One – SCRIPTURES FOR February 17, 2017

Torah Commentary – T’ruma (Contribution) Exodus 25:1 – 27:19 1Kings 5:26 – 6:13 Hebrews 8:1-6; 9:23-24; 10:1 That They May be One The building of the Tabernacle begins with the receiving of an offering. This in itself is interesting as it had not been many days since the Hebrews left the abject poverty of slavery to amazing riches from the plunder of their neighbors. At some point, … Continue reading Torah Commentary – T’ruma (Contribution) – That They May be One – SCRIPTURES FOR February 17, 2017

Torah Commentary – Joined To HaShem – Mishpatim (Rulings) – Getting Into His Mind – February 10, 2017

Torah Commentary – Mishpatim (Rulings) Exodus 21:1-24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26 Matthew 5:38-42; 15:1-20 Acts 23:1-11 Hebrews 9:15-22; 10:28-39 Getting Into His Mind If you ever want an interesting study, type in “Mind of Messiah” in a Bible search. Of course you may have to use the word “Christ”, but nonetheless it will take you on quite a journey. One of my favorite verses revealed in the … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Joined To HaShem – Mishpatim (Rulings) – Getting Into His Mind – February 10, 2017

Torah Commentary – Joined To HaShem – Yitro (Jethro) – Words To Live By – SCRIPTURES FOR February 3, 2017

Torah Commentary Yitro (Jethro) Exodus 18:1-20:23 Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6 Matthew 5:21-30; 15:1-11 Hebrews 12:18-29 James 2:8-13 Words To Live By The Hebrews are free from life in Egypt. Pharaoh is among the dead on the sea shore. It is time for their journey to continue. In their minds, it is time to move on and make a bee line for the Promise Land. Not so … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Joined To HaShem – Yitro (Jethro) – Words To Live By – SCRIPTURES FOR February 3, 2017

Torah Commentary – B’Shallach (After he had let go) – The Manna of His Faithfulness – SCRIPTURES FOR January 27, 2017

Torah Commentary B’Shallach (After he had let go) Exodus 13:17-17:16 Judges 4:4-5:31 John 6:25-35; 19:31-37 Revelation 15:1-4 The Manna of His Faithfulness Have you ever thought what it was like to be in the caravan of Hebrews leaving Egypt? What conversations took place amongst this group of sleep deprived people? Were they celebrating the faithfulness of Yah displayed before them in the last months? Did they … Continue reading Torah Commentary – B’Shallach (After he had let go) – The Manna of His Faithfulness – SCRIPTURES FOR January 27, 2017

Torah Commentary – Ha’azinu (Hear) – Yom Kippur and the Song of Moshe – SCRIPTURES FOR September 23, 2017

Torah Commentary Ha’azinu (Hear) Deuteronomy 32:1-52 Isaiah 55:6-56:8, 2 Samuel 22:1-51 2 Kings 22-23 Yom Kippur and the Song of Moshe It has been a long sermon for Pastor Moshe.  The thirty-one chapters of what we know as the Book of Deuteronomy all came forth during this sermon.  He has given the people a summation of the Torah and repeatedly told them the choice they have: … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Ha’azinu (Hear) – Yom Kippur and the Song of Moshe – SCRIPTURES FOR September 23, 2017