Parashat Bekhukotai, How does Walking and Dwelling establish God Covenant in a way only He could do


In this week’s Parashat, from sefer Vayikra / Leviticus 26:3-27:15
, we find the conditional phrase “im bekhukotai telechu ve’et mitsvotai
tishmeru ve’asitem otam”
 meaning if you walk in my statutes and keep my commands and so as to carry them out (you doing them)
then the Lord will give rain upon the land in their seasons and the land will yield its produce and bear its
fruit (26:3).  Moshe goes on to tell the people the Lord will
then bring the harvest of food in its season and they shall eat and be filled and be blessed in fullness. 
In addition to this, not only will they not fear their enemies, but their enemies will fall before them by the
sword and they shall chase their enemies where one person will chase a hundred and an hundred will chase ten
thousand.  The Lord will put fear in the heart of our enemies.  By obeying God and His mitzvot (commands)
the Lord says that He will make his dwelling among His people and walk among them saying
ve’hayyiti lachem le’lohim ve’atem tehu li le’am”
meaning and I will be their God and they will be my people.”
  These scriptures 26:11-12 are very significant for our
understanding the Word of God, God’s plan of redemption, and why Yeshua (Jesus) had come to die for our sins.
  How does walking and dwelling in our midst signify the establishment of His covenant in a way that only God
could do? 
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Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!