Parashat VaYakhel, Is there hope in the mitzvot?

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God gifted certain men to be involved in the construction of the Mishkhan (Tabernacle). 
Shemot / Exodus 36:1 ‘Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every
skillful person in whom the Lord has put skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work
in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the Lord has
commanded.’ (NASB)
 The Mishkhan (Tabernacle) was to be a representative
model, an earthly tabernacle, a sanctuary, and a dwelling place for the Lord, a place where the
Lord will meet with His people.  We are told in the Scriptures that there is a true Heavenly
original upon which the model Mishkhan was based.  The True sanctuary was permanently stationed
in heaven and according to Ivrit / Hebrews 8: 1-13 in
Yeshua the Messiah; a new covenant has been enacted where He is now our High Priest seated at the
right hand of the Father in Heaven.
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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!