TorahScope: Vayikra – He called – “Sacrificial Identification” – 10 March, 2019

Vayikra He called Leviticus 1:1-5:26[6:7] Isaiah 43:21-44:23 “Sacrificial Identification” by Mark Huey The Torah portion Vayikra begins the Book of Leviticus, and serves as the Hebrew name for the entire text. Chs. 1-7 detail sacrificial laws for individuals, for the congregation of Israel, and for priests. This is followed by chs. 8-10 describing the worship in the completed Tabernacle. Chs. 11-17 focus on the laws of clean … Continue reading TorahScope: Vayikra – He called – “Sacrificial Identification” – 10 March, 2019

One New Man Bible – Weekly Torah Readings: Vayikra – Mar 15, 2019

Vayikra 1.1. And the LORD* called to Moses, and spoke to him out of the Tent of Meeting saying, 2. “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, If any man of you brings an offering to the LORD*, you will bring your offering of the cattle, of the herd and of the flock.” Burnt Offering 1:3. “If his offering is a burnt … Continue reading One New Man Bible – Weekly Torah Readings: Vayikra – Mar 15, 2019

Weekly Torah Readings: P’kudei – Mar 8, 2019

P’kudei 38:21. These are the accounts of the Tabernacle, of the Tabernacle of Testimony (Rev. 15:5) as they were made, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Itamar, son of Aaron the priest. 22. And Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD* commanded Moses. … Continue reading Weekly Torah Readings: P’kudei – Mar 8, 2019

Weekly Torah Readings: Vayak’hel – March 1, 2019

Vayak’hel Exodus 35:1 – 38:20 35.1. And Moses assembled the whole congregation of the children of Israel together and said to them, “These are the words which the LORD* has commanded, that you should do them. 2. Six days will work be done, but on the seventh day there will be a holy day for you, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD*: whoever does … Continue reading Weekly Torah Readings: Vayak’hel – March 1, 2019

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

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

Weekly Torah Portion – the One New Man Bible – Terumah – Febuary 17, 2018

Exodus 25:1- 27:19 The Offering for the Tabernacle 25.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses, saying, 2. “Speak to the children of Israel, that they will bring Me an offering: you will take My offering from every man who gives it willingly with his heart.3. And this is the offering which you will take from them; gold, silver, bronze, 4. blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats’ hair, 5. rams’ skins dyed red, … Continue reading Weekly Torah Portion – the One New Man Bible – Terumah – Febuary 17, 2018

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 – B’ha’alotcha (When you set up) – Moving With the Cloud – SCRIPTURES FOR Jun 10, 2017

Torah Commentary B’ha’alotcha (When you set up) Numbers 8:1-12:16 Zechariah 2:14-4:7 John 19:31-37 Hebrews 3:1-6 Moving With the Cloud I have heard it said so many times that the Hebrews “Wandered” in the wilderness. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In Chapter Nine of this Torah portion it speaks of the Cloud which covered the Tabernacle. We read that as long as the Cloud … Continue reading Torah Commentary – B’ha’alotcha (When you set up) – Moving With the Cloud – SCRIPTURES FOR Jun 10, 2017

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 VaYelech (He Went) -A Meaningful Glance

Torah Commentary VaYelech (He Went) Deuteronomy 31:1-30 Hosea 14:2-10 2Kings 19-21 Hebrews 13:5-8   A Meaningful Glance Think back through the Book of Deuteronomy with me. How often does Moses instruct the people to keep a written copy of Torah in front of them? From the kings to come, to the mount of curses, to a copy of Torah before the priests in the Tabernacle, … Continue reading Torah Commentary VaYelech (He Went) -A Meaningful Glance

A Meaningful Glance – VaYelech (He Went)

Torah Commentary VaYelech (He Went) Deuteronomy 31:1-30 Hosea 14:2-10 Joel 2:11-27 Micah 7:18-20 Hebrews 13:5-8 A Meaningful Glance Think back through the Book of Deuteronomy with me.  How often does Moses instruct the people to keep a written copy of Torah in front of them?  From the kings to come, to the Mount of Curses, to a copy of Torah before the priests in the … Continue reading A Meaningful Glance – VaYelech (He Went)

TorahScope – Pequdei (Accounts) – “Weight of Glory” – FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Pequdei (Accounts) – “Weight of Glory” The eleventh and final parashah of the Book of Exodus comes to an exciting conclusion with the appearance of the glory of God in the completed Tabernacle. Exodus 40:34 tells us, “the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the Presence of the Lord [kavod Adonai, hwhy dAbk] filled the Tabernacle” (NJPS). For the past ten weeks, since the introduction of Moses in Shemot, the Israelites have … Continue reading TorahScope – Pequdei (Accounts) – “Weight of Glory” – FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Torah Commentary – THEY DID, SO HE DID – Day 28, Month 12 (Adar), February 28, 2014

Torah Commentary Exodus 38:21-40:38, 1 Kings 7:40-50, 1 Cor 6-10 THEY DID, SO HE DID *My apologies as I got ahead last week. Maybe a message we needed twice?* Have you ever thought that serving God was hard work sometimes? I am sure the Hebrews had this thought going through their minds once in a while. I mean Hashem has brought them out of Egypt where they … Continue reading Torah Commentary – THEY DID, SO HE DID – Day 28, Month 12 (Adar), February 28, 2014

TorahScope – “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” – Y’yakheil (He assembled) – FEBRUARY 21, 2014

By the time we arrive at this week’s Torah portion, V’yakheil, we discover that it encapsulates a description of the actions of Ancient Israel, as the people collectively fulfill the requirements for the Tabernacle construction which was the subject of the previous Terumah (Exodus 27:20-30:10) and Tetzaveh(Exodus 30:11-34:35) readings. Without any hesitation, the text reminds us about the commandment to take a Sabbath rest, even in the midst of … Continue reading TorahScope – “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” – Y’yakheil (He assembled) – FEBRUARY 21, 2014

Torah Commentary – THEY DID, SO HE DID – Joined To HaShem – February 20, 2014

Torah Commentary Exodus 38:21-40:38, 1 Kings 7:40-50, 1 Cor 6-10 THEY DID, SO HE DID Have you ever thought that serving God was hard work sometimes? I am sure the Hebrews had this thought going through their minds once in a while. I mean Hashem has brought them out of Egypt where they were doing quite a but of building and here they are again, building. This … Continue reading Torah Commentary – THEY DID, SO HE DID – Joined To HaShem – February 20, 2014

CAULDRON – Supernatural Implications of the Current Middle East – PART 7: THE TEMPLE TEMPEST – February 16, 2014

A storm is brewing. That storm will grow to be much more powerful and more destructive than the EF-5 tornado that hit the Oklahoma City area in 2013. But it’s not a natural storm involving the weather. It is supernatural! Pre-Armageddon clouds in the Middle East are now churning up fearsome winds of war directly over one particular spot on the planet: the Temple Mount … Continue reading CAULDRON – Supernatural Implications of the Current Middle East – PART 7: THE TEMPLE TEMPEST – February 16, 2014

“Signs of Life” – Ki Tisa (When you take) – TorahScope – FEBRUARY 14, 2014

Ki Tisa covers a wide variety of topics that range from describing the half-shekel tax collected (Exodus 30:11-16), to the infamous golden calf incident (Exodus 32:1-35), and to instructions regarding the Sabbath (Exodus 31:12-17). Additional instruction is given regarding hand washing (Exodus 30:17-21), anointing oil (Exodus 30:22-33) and incense formulas (Exodus 30:34-38), and how the Tabernacle is to be used (Exodus 31:1-11). Moses also relates significant … Continue reading “Signs of Life” – Ki Tisa (When you take) – TorahScope – FEBRUARY 14, 2014

TorahScope – “Set-Apart Unto Him” – Tetzaveh (You shall command) – FEBRUARY 7, 2014

Tetzaveh (You shall command) Exodus 27:20-30:10 Ezekiel 43:10-27 “Set-Apart Unto Him” This week’s Torah portion, Tetzaveh, is in many respects a continuation of the previous reading, Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19), where the willing heart contributions for the materials needed for the construction of the Tabernacle and its accouterments were freely given. Now that the various elements have been offered and gathered, certain individuals gifted with “the spirit of wisdom,” ruach … Continue reading TorahScope – “Set-Apart Unto Him” – Tetzaveh (You shall command) – FEBRUARY 7, 2014

Torah Commentary – A Matter of the Heart – Tetzaveh “You shall command” – Joined To HaShem – Day 6, Month 12 (Adar), February 6, 2014

Torah Commentary Tetzaveh “You shall command” Exodus 27:20-30:10, Ezekiel 43:10-27, 1 Samuel 13-15, Phil 4:10-20  A Matter of the Heart This week we go from the details of the Tabernacle to the details of Aaron’s garments. Again, we can become so enamored with the details of the prophetic shadows and types that we forget about the true meaning. We can miss the “heart” of the matter. Aaron and … Continue reading Torah Commentary – A Matter of the Heart – Tetzaveh “You shall command” – Joined To HaShem – Day 6, Month 12 (Adar), February 6, 2014

TorahScope – “The Heart of the Matter” – Terumah (Contribution) – JANUARY 31, 2014

Terumah (Contribution) Exodus 25:1-27:19 1 Kings 5:26-6:13 “The Heart of the Matter” This week’s Torah portion, Terumah, details the construction of the Tabernacle which the glory of God occupied during the Ancient Israelites’ journey through the wilderness. This temporary dwelling place was used by Israel until the First Temple was constructed in Jerusalem by King Solomon. As you read through the details of the Tabernacle’s materials … Continue reading TorahScope – “The Heart of the Matter” – Terumah (Contribution) – JANUARY 31, 2014

Torah Commentary – Terumah – “Heave offering” – Joined To HaShem – January 31, 2014

Terumah – “Heave offering” Exodus 25:1-27:19 1 Kings 5:26-6:13 Hebrews 8:1-6   A Willing Life This week’s Torah portion begins with the Tabernacle, a tent HaShem will use as a dwelling place that He may live in the midst of His people.  HaShem will give specific instructions to Moses and the Hebrews regarding this tent and its furnishings.  As we read through this and next week’s portions we … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Terumah – “Heave offering” – Joined To HaShem – January 31, 2014

THE LORD HAD A MAN – by David Wilkerson – David Wilkerson Today – FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014

THE LORD HAD A MAN by David Wilkerson [May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011] It was a difficult time in Israel as depravity, apostasy and backsliding were rampant in the land. At this time, the ark was gone from Israel. Eli, the nation’s high priest, was lazy and complacent, allowing his sons to debauch the priesthood. Under their leadership, adultery and fornication were rampant … Continue reading THE LORD HAD A MAN – by David Wilkerson – David Wilkerson Today – FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014

Naso (Take) – “Blessings and Shalom”

Naso (Take) Numbers 4:21-7:89 Judges 13:2-25 “Blessings and Shalom” The most striking feature in this week’s Torah portion, Naso, is the reciting of what has become known as the Aaronic Benediction. While a standard feature of the Jewish liturgical tradition and of the weekly Shabbat service, Christians are certainly familiar with this blessing as well: “Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, “Thus … Continue reading Naso (Take) – “Blessings and Shalom”

“More Than Just a Number” – Bamidbar (In the wilderness)

Numbers 1:1-4:20 Hosea 2:1-22 “More Than Just a Number” Bamidbar is the first Torah portion of the Book of Numbers, from which this text takes its traditional Hebrew name. The first words in this parashah describe how Israel is going to spend the next thirty-eight years “in the wilderness” (Heb. b’midbar, rbdmb). During this journey Israel will learn to depend upon the Lord and follow … Continue reading “More Than Just a Number” – Bamidbar (In the wilderness)

Shemini (Eighth) – “True Shock and Awe”

“True Shock and Awe” Leviticus 9:1-11:47 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 (A); 6:1-19 (S) The title of our Torah portion for this week, Shemini or “Eighth,” points one to the chronological context of the “eighth day” that begins this section of Leviticus. A glance at the concluding statements from Tzav last week, notes how the seven days of consecration which God required of Aaron and his sons … Continue reading Shemini (Eighth) – “True Shock and Awe”