Scriptural evidence for Torah and the Gospel Message – The Torah and the Gospel Message – Part 4 – Bits of Torah Truths

Obviously the Torah and the Messiah are connected! We conclude this from the Messiah’s words saying, “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.” (Matthew 5:17) The prophet Isaiah calls out to the people of Israel to listen to the Lord saying, “Give ear and...

Does it Feel as if God is Hiding His Face? – Parashat Vayelech – פָּרָשָׁה‬ וַיֵּלֶךְ‬ – Bits of Torah Truths

This week's Torah portion (Parashat Vayelech) speaks of the final days of Israel in the wilderness and just before they entered into the Promised Land.  This week we are looking at Devarim / Deuteronomy 31:14-18.  In this section of Scripture, the Lord God Almighty is speaking and tells Moshe to commission Joshua, transferring his authority over to him.  The...

Being Doomed to Repeat History – The Torah and the Gospel Message – Part 3 – Bits of Torah Truths

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” This quote is most likely due to a writer and philosopher named George Santayana, and in its original form it read, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” From what I found on Santayana, he was known for aphorisms, and for being a...

Opening Yourself to Demonic Powers a Torah based Warning, Parashat Nitzavim, פרשה נצבים, Bits of Torah Truths

Many people believe it is just the involvement in pagan, satanic, or occult practices that are the only ways to be influenced by evil spirits (demons).  The fact of the matter is the dangers with the influences of the spiritual realm are broader than we realize.  For example, if a person suffered from physical or sexual abuse the dangers...

Men who Created their own Reality – New Torah Series Part 2 – The Torah and the Gospel Message – Bits of Torah Truths

From the depth of David’s soul he praises the Lord saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ הַלְלִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת-יְהֹוָה: ב אֲהַלְלָה יְהֹוָה בְּחַיָּי אֲזַמְּרָה לֵאלֹהַי בְּעוֹדִי: Tehillim / Psalms 146:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 146:2 I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. (NASB) ....

Bits of Torah Truths, Parashat Ki Tavo, כִּי-תָבוֹא, Bringing the First and the Best to God

Since we don’t exactly live in an agricultural society, it’s easy to skip over this Torah commandment on first fruits.  This commandment of first fruits however also shows up in the New Testament. What does this mean for God's Children (followers of Yeshua the Messiah) 4000 years after this command was given? Let's see what we can learn in...

Parashat Vezot Habrachah / Yom Kippur, Yom Kippur and Yeshua the Messiah

This week’s reading portion of Scripture, Parashat Vezot Habrachah meaning “This is the blessing” (Devarim / Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12) occurs at the same time as Yom Kippur (יום כיפור) “Day of Atonement” that is observed on the 10th day of the month of Tishri concluding 10 days of repentance before God that began with Rosh Hashanah.  Sefer Vayikra / Leviticus...

Parashat Haazinu, The Torah, the Apostle Paul, and Yeshua

I this week's Study, Parashat Haazinu meaning "to listen, give ear" (Devarim / Deuteronomy 32:1-52) Moshe writes a song that he spoke to the children of Yisrael in Devarim 32:1-52. In last week's Parahaha, the Lord God told Moshe that Yehosh...

Parashat Vayelech, Zaman Matan Torah and Yeshua the Messiah

This week's Parashah is titled Zaman Matan Torah and Yeshua the Messiah. In this weeks study is from Parahsat Vayelech, Moshe gives some closure to Sefer Devarim by explaining the reason why he can no longer lead Yisrael (Devarim / Deuteronom...

Parashat Nitzavim, The Word of the Lord will go before us!

This week's reading is from Parashat Nitzavim (Devarim / Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20) Moshe writes that when the people come to their senses, after having been scattered to the nations in rebellion, and remember the Lord their God, that He will re...

Parashat Ki Tavo, Is your use of the name of Yeshua a form of witchcraft?

In this week’s reading from Parashat “Ki Tavo” (Devarim / Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8) “when you come,” is taken from the opening verse of the text, Moshe warns the people saying וְהָיָה כִּי-תָב

Parashat Ki Tetze, Do our hearts have equal weights and measures?

In this week’s reading from Parashat Ki Tetze (Devarim / Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) Moshe lists 21 Mitzvot fontning a number of topics when the people enter into the Promised Land: (i) Laws relating to prisoner of war (21:10-15), ...

Parashat Shoftim, A Prophet like unto Moshe

In this week’s reading from Parashat Shoftim (Devarim / Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) Moshe writes on the establishment of offices of administration, judges, and officers and the necessity for justice saying כ   צֶדֶק ...

Parashat Re’eh, Hearing the Voice of the Lord and Devoting our Lives to Him

In this week’s reading from Parashat Re’eh (Devarim / Deuteronomy 11-26-12:28) Moshe says רְאֵה אָנֹכִי נֹתֵן לִפְנֵיכֶם הַיּוֹם בְּרָכָה וּקְלָלָה: meaning “See, I ...

Parashat Ekev, The Word of God and the true Bread from heaven

This week’s reading (Devarim / Deuteronomy 7:12-9:3) Moshe saysוְהָיָה | עֵקֶב תִּשְׁמְעוּן אֵת הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים הָאֵלֶּה וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם וַעֲשִֹיתֶם אֹת

Parashat Va’etchanan, A way of life for a people already redeemed!

This week’s reading is from sefer Devarim (Devarim / Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) Parashat Va’etchanan, Moshe is recapitulating (summarizing and restating) the main points during Yisrael’s journey from Mitzrayim to their p...

Parashat Devarim, Yeshua and the Torah

In this week’s reading from Parashat Devarim (Devarim / Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) Moshe retells the history of what has happened to Yisrael that led the people to remain in the wilderness.  The name of the fifth book of Devarim...

Parshiot Matot-Massei, Get rid of the things that cause you to sin!

This week's reading is a double portion from Parashat Matot and Masei (Bamidbar / Numbers 30:2-36:13).  Moshe speaks to the heads of the tribes of the sons if Yisrael saying א   וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אֶל-...

Parashat Pinchas, Our Tents, Our Bodies, and Sexual Sin.

In this week’s reading from Parashat Pinchas (Bamidbar / Numbers 25:10-26:51) the Lord speaks to Moshe saying that Pinchas, the son of Eleazar, has turned away His wrath from the sons of Yisrael because he was zealous for the Lor...

Parashat Balak, Walking in the way of the Lord and leaning not on our own understanding.

In this week’s study from Parashat Balak (Bamidbar / Numbers 22:2-38) Balak king of Moab saw what the children of Yisrael had done to the Amorites and both he and the people of Moab were afraid being very anxious about Yisrael&rs...

Parashat Chukat, Believing by faith or Striking the Rock in Unbelief

In this week’s reading from Parashat Chukat (Bamidbar / Numbers 19:1-22:1) the Lord speaks to Moshe about the “red heifer” ב   זֹאת חֻקַּת הַתּוֹרָה אֲשֶׁר-צִוָּה יְהוָֹ...

Parashat Korach, Do I have a rebellious spirit before God?

 In this week’s reading from Parashat Korach in Bamidbar / Numbers 16:1-17:15, Korach, Datan, and Aviram rose up and assembled themselves against Moshe and against Aharon and questioned whether their role as priests was real...

Parashat Shelach Lecha, Do you acknowledge the truth or do you serve your own version of reality?

In this week’s reading from Parashat Shelach Lecha (Bamidbar / Numbers 13:1-15:41), the Lord commands Moshe to send men to spy out the land of Canaan which He was giving to the Children of Yisrael (13:1-2).  Moshe says יח&...

Parashat Beha’alotcha, The importance of the Passover Lamb

In week’s reading from Parashat Beha’alotcha (בהעלתך) Bamidbar / Numbers 8:1-9:14 God commands Moshe on the construction of the Menorah and that the seven lamps are to give their light from the front of the lampstand ...

Parashat Naso, Repentance, Confession, and the Forgiveness of sins

This week’s reading is from Parashat Naso (Bamidbar / Numbers 4:21-7:89) the Lord speaks to Moshe telling him to number the sons of Gershon and the fathers of their household by their families (כב   נָשֹא אֶת-רֹאש...

Parashat Bamidbar, What do these have in common: Cohen (Priest), Husband, and Messiah?.

This week's study is from Parashat Bamidbar (Bamidbar / Numbers 1:1-4:20), the Lord God speaks to Moshe in the Tent of Meeting (Ohel Moed, בְּאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד) saying  ב   שְֹאוּ אֶת-רֹאשׁ כָּ...

Parshiot Behar and Bechukotai, The Yovel (Jubilee) and the Lord walking in our midst.

This week's reading from Parashat Bechukotai (Vayikra / Leviticus 26:3-27:34), is the last portion of scriptures from Sefer Vayikra (Book of Leviticus).  The parashah begins with God stating to keep His Mitzvot (Commandments) ...

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