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Customs - Ritualistic Slaughtering
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
"Get um!". . . is not making intercession for your enemy.

CUSTOMS - RITUALISTIC SLAUGHTERING
"Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life; you may not eat the life with the meat." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 12.23 Tanakh, Torah] 

Orthodox Jews are very careful in their method of killing animals for food.  The trachea and esophagus are severed by means of a sharp knife, entirely devoid of notches, so that the blood may flow easily out of the body through the slit made. 

Slaughtering , according to the Jewish method, causes instantaneous unconsciousness, and permits the greatest effusion of blood.  The knife must be of a described size for each kind of animal, and of the maximum keenness, to prevent the slightest unnecessary suffering.  It provides for as complete a draining as possible.  In addition to this draining, the meat is soaked in water for half an hour, kept in salt for a full hour, and then thoroughly rinsed.  Some meat is broiled, however, without this special treatment.  Eggs, which have blood spots, are forbidden by Jewish law.

A qualified Shochet (butcher) carefully examines the animal, which after being declared "fit for food" or "kosher" is slaughtered.  If he finds the animal sound, he seals the parts with the mark "kosher" in contradistinction to "terefah" meaning "unfit" and originally signifying something torn by a wild animal.  "You shall not eat meat torn by beasts in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs." [Exodus (Shemot) 22.31 Tanakh, Torah; Genesis / Berepooh 31.39; Leviticus / Vayikra 7.24; 22.8]

The blood of MESSIAH YESHUA was drained from HIM for the life of the world; HE was torn  by "wild beasts" or "strong bulls of Bashan" according to the prophecy "Many bulls have surrounded ME; strong bulls of Bashan have encircled ME." [Psalms / Tehillym 22.12]  

YESHUA ha'MASHIACH was made "terefah - unfit"- therefore the Jewish people, as a nation, did not partake of HIM.  In prophecy they declared:  "...when we saw HIM, there is no beauty that we should desire HIM. HE is despised and rejected by men, a MAN of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from HIM; HE was despised, and we did not esteem HIM." [Isaiah / Yeshayah 53.2-3]  

But, the LORD JESUS was cursed for the sake of the sinner!  HE was made "unfit" that the sinner might be accepted in HIM.  YESHUA, the  GLORIOUS ANOINTED ONE , was made sin that all believing on HIM might be made righteous (kosher)!   This was to fulfill the PRECIOUS WORD OF GOD concerning the MESSIAH OF ISRAEL WHO is the SAVIOUR of the world!
 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Welcome Sabbath!Queen of the week! Be pleased, O LORD our GOD, to revive and strengthen us by YOUR commandments, and especially by the commandment of the Seventh Day, this Sabbath Kodesh (holy Sabbath) before YOU, that we may rest and repose thereon in love in accordance with the precept of YOUR will.  In YOUR favor, O LORD our GOD, grant us such tranquility that there be no trouble, grief or lamenting on the day of our rest. Let us, O LORD our GOD, behold the consolation of Zion YOUR City, and the rebuilding of Jerusalem YOUR Holy City, for YOU are the LORD of salvation and of consolation. Amen
May yours be a “Yom She’kulo Shabbat (a day which is all-Sabbath)!”

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is praying for the return of Messiah Jesus and His Kingdom.


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Cutting of the Covenant
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
GOD hides HIMSELF in HIS manifestations and shows HIMSELF in HIS concealments.

CUTTING OF THE COVENANT
"When the sun set and it was very dark, there appeared a Smoking OVEN, and a Flaming TORCH which passed between those pieces. On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram."  [Genesis (Berepooh)15.17-18 Tanakh, Torah]

EL ELYON, GOD MOST HIGH promised Abram that he and his descendents would inherit the land of Israel. When Abram asked the LORD GOD how he would know this for certain, the ALMIGHTY ONE commanded Abram  -- "Bring ME a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."  When Abram brought them, he cut them in two--down the middle -- and placed each piece opposite the other, except the birds were not cut in half. [Genesis (Bereshith) 15.8-10 Tanakh, Torah]

This "cutting of the covenant" was prepared by Abram; but entered into by the great SOVEREIGN GOD alone in the form of a SMOKING OVEN (Hebrew: 'ashan tannuwr) and FLAMING TORCH (Hebrew: 'eshlappiyd), ALMIGHTY GOD passed between the sacrificed animals.  Abram did not pass between them, as a great horror and darkness fell upon him and he fell into a deep sleep during that time. [Genesis / Bereshith 15.12]

The HOLY ONE knows man's weakness and that HE (ALMIGHTY GOD) alone would remain faithful. This is an "unconditional blood covenant"  called in Hebrew the "karat berit."   When the COVENANT MAKER made the promise to Abraham, "because HE could swear by no one greater, HE swore by HIMSELF... determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of HIS counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for GOD to lie." [Hebrews 6.13-18]

To understand the importance of the consequence in the "cutting of the covenant" one needs to realize first that, a covenant is entered into between at least two people.   If either party breaks the covenant, that which happened to the sacrificial animals is what will happen to the one who breaks the covenant.  Therefore, in HIS great mercy, GOD caused Abram to fall asleep while HE took on the entire responsibility for both parties.   "And now, O ADONAI  YEHOWAH, YOU are ELOHIYM and YOUR WORDS will surely come true, and YOU have made this gracious promise to YOUR servant." [2 Samuel (Shemuel Bet) 7.28 Tanakh, Nevi'im]

Our EXCEEDINGLY WONDERFUL GOD is faithful throughout time.   Again as the PILLAR OF CLOUD (Hebrew: 'ammuwd 'aanan) and the PILLAR OF FIRE (Hebrew: 'ammuwd 'esh), HE lead the Israelites day and night bringing them out of Egypt and through the wilderness. [Exodus / Shemot 13. 21]  In HIS manifold mercies, the MAJESTIC GOD OF ISRAEL did not forsake HIS people, ever going before them to give them light and show the way they should go in spite of the fact that they sinned against HIM continually with their much murmurings, complainings, and making of the golden calf.  The SOVEREIGN HOLY ONE was continually present, even in their times of rest, "over the Tabernacle a CLOUD OF THE LORD rested by day, and FIRE would appear in the CLOUD by night, in the view of all the House of Israel throughout their journeys." [Exodus (Shemot) 40. 38 Tanakh, Torah]

We look forward to the day when HIGH & EXALTED ONE again becomes the Pillar and Fire, "When the LORD has washed away the filth of the Daughter Zion, and from Jerusalem's midst has rinsed out her infamy - in a spirit of judgment and in a spirit of purging - the LORD will create and spread over the whole shrine and meeting place of Mount Zion, a CLOUD by day and SMOKE with a glow of FLAMING FIRE by night. Indeed, over all the glory of HIS whole shrine shall hang a canopy which shall serve as a pavilion for shade from heat by day and as a shelter for protection against drenching rain or storm." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 4. 4-6 Tanakh, Nevi'im]  The GREAT GOD OF PRESENCE will fulfill HIS promises to us, performing HIS WORD, and completing HIS Covenant.
 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
We have a MIGHTY AWESOME GOD, and HE is on the Throne ruling over the affairs of men. HE is worthy of all our praise and worship, even in difficult times.

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is praying for the return of Messiah Jesus and His Kingdom.


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Firstborn of Every Creature
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
He is a free man who remembers; and is free because he remembers.

FIRST BORN OF EVERY CREATURE
"HE (MESSIAH YESHUA) is the IMAGE of the invisible GOD, the FIRSTBORN over all creation." [Colossians 1.15]

"I will appoint HIM first-born, highest of the kings of the earth." [Psalms (Tehillym) 89.27 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  "Let ME tell of the decree; the LORD said to Me, 'YOU are MY SON, I have FATHERED YOU this day." [Psalms (Tehillym) 2.7 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  This psalm is talking about YESHUA  ha’MASHIACH.   It could not have been referring to King David, as some have suggested, because David was the eighth born son of Jesse.[1 Samuel / Shemuel  Alef 17.12-14]

The majority, if not all cults claim that the LORD JESUS CHRIST was not eternal, but merely the first created being -- perhaps an Angel, before becoming a MAN.   However, the verse does not say HE was the "first created of every creature" but "the first-born of every creature (creation)." The next verse says that "by HIM were all things created." [Colossians 1.16]   JESUS was not created (fashioned, bent,shaped, produced,made), for HE HIMSELF, was and is the OMNISCIENT, OMNIPRESENT, OMNIPOTENT CREATOR.  "All things were made by HIM; and without HIM was not anything made that was made." [John 1. 3]

The MESSIAH, JESUS is born of GOD, HE was not made the "ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD." [John 3. 16]  The Hebrew word "yachiyd" and the Greek word "monogenes" means the same -- only, brought forth, unique, one-of-a-kind, not to be replaced. "No man has seen GOD at any time. The ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, WHO is in the bosom of the FATHER, HE has declared HIM." [John 3.16; Hebrews 11.17]   The DEVOTED HEAVENLY FATHER is  omnipresent - though invisible, inaudible, inaccessible to the physical senses.  The ETERNALLY-EXISTING SON is the "iMAGE" of the invisible FATHER, the ONE WHO declares, reveals, and embodies HIS essence and personification.   Although HE is always "in the bosom of the FATHER," yet HE is eternally also "the brightness of HIS glory, and the express (precise, exact) IMage of HIS PERSON." [Hebrews 1. 3]   The LORD JESUS is the  UNCHANGING-LIVING WORD, WHO was "in the beginning with GOD" [John 1.2], and WHO always "was GOD." [John 1.1]

Thus, the phrase, "FIRSTBORN of every creature" can be literally translated as "BEGOTTEN before all creation." The eternal inter-relationship of the PERSONS OF THE GODHEAD is beyond human comprehension in its fullness; the best terminology human language can use to describe it are "SON" and "BEGOTTEN."  The LORD YESHUA ha'MASHIACH, "the WORD made flesh" -- is the ONLY BEGOTTEN, ETERNAL SON OF THE FATHER, forever shining forth as THE IMAGE of the otherwise INVISIBLE GOD.  As the firstborn has  preeminence over his siblings,  MessiAH Jesus has the preeminence over all creation;  "And HE is the head of the body, the church, WHO is the beginning, the FIRSTBORN from the dead, that in all things HE may have the preeminence (supremacy, superiority, incomparable, dominion, primary)." [Colossians 1.18]


Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Grant us peace, YOUR most precious gift, O ETERNAL SOURCE OF PEACE.  Bless YOUR people that we may be a stronghold of peace and proclaim YOUR salvation. May contentment reign with each heart, health and happiness in the homes of those YOU redeemed. Strengthen the bonds of friendship and fellowship and plant virtue in every soul, and may the love of YOUR HOLY NAME permeate every heart. Praised are YOU, O LORD, GIVER of peace.

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is praying for the return of Messiah Jesus and His Kingdom.


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Ten Lost Tribes of Israel
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Smooth seas don’t make skillful sailors.

TEN LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL
"In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria. He carried the Israelites to Assyria and settled them in Halah, at the River Habor, at the River Gozan, and in the towns of Media."[2 Kings (Melakhim Bet) 17.6 Tanakh, Nevi'im; also see18.9-12]

Ever since the ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel were taken to Assyria in captivity by the Assyrian king, there has been wide-spread speculations and various clans of people claiming to be the lost tribes of Israel.  However, if one would diligently read the WRITTEN WORD OF GOD, they would see clearly the coming together of all Twelve Israelite Tribes forming one Jewish Nation.

The other two tribes, Judah and Benjamin, were later taken captive to Babylon, but eventually they returned to rebuild Jerusalem and establish their nation in the Land of Promised once again.  "Then he (Asa) assembled all the people of Judah and Benjamin and those of Ephraim,  Manasseh, and Simeon who sojourned among them, for many in Israel came over to him when they saw that the LORD GOD was with him. They assembled together in Jerusalem... and brought sacrifices to the LORD that day. They entered into a covenant to worship the LORD GOD of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul." [2 Chronicles  (Dibre Hayamin Bet) 15.9-12 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

{An interesting thought regarding Judah and Benjamin:  Ever since Judah stood as surety for Benjamin-Genesis/Berepooh 43.9, they have been together. . . their boarders in the Land of Israel,  even in captivity. Ezra 4.1;10.9; Nehemiah / Nechemah 11.4}

There were many GOD-fearing Israelites within the ten tribes who decidedly chose to stay with Jerusalem, after Jeroboam led the ten tribes away from Rehoboam to establish his Northern Kingdom.  "The priests and the Levites, from all their territories throughout Israel, took their stand with him (Rehoboam)... for Jeroboam and his sons had prevented them from serving the LORD... From all the tribes of Israel, those who set their heart to seek the LORD GOD OF ISRAEL followed the Levites to Jerusalem to sacrifice to the LORD GOD of their fathers." [2 Chronicles (Dibre Hayamin Bet) 11.13,15-16 Tanakh, Kethuvim]

GOD'S RECORD OF EVIDENCE gives numerous accounts that most of the deported ten tribes, or their descendants, eventually came back to the Land of Promise and were all called Jews (from the name Judah) in the time of MESSIAH YESHUA.  Such as, the prophetess Anna(Hannah), Phanuel's daughter, of the tribe of Asher. [Luke 2.36] 

Though most Jews cannot trace their lineage since the time the Temple was destroyed and all records burned.  However, the ALL-WISE, OMNISCIENT MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE, still has a people who are called according to HIS will.   HE knows those who are HIS and of what tribe they are from.  As recorded in the last book of HOLY SCRIPTURE:  "And I heard the number of those who were sealed; and there were sealed one hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel." [Revelation 7.4] Although Dan and Ephraim are not shown in this numbering (deliberately for a specific reason), the tribes are accounted for, the ten tribes were never lost at all.  Our GREAT & MIGHTY GOD is still in control, and HIS WORD is accurate, faithful, perfect, exact and completely reliable. . . Believe It!


Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
"Return, O LORD, to the ten thousands of the families of Israel." [Numbers / B'Midvar 10. 36]
O LORD GOD, keep my tongue from evil and my lips from speaking guile. Be my SUPPORT when grief silences my voice, and my COMFORT when anguish bends my spirit. Plant humility in my soul, and strengthen my heart with perfect faith in YOU.  Guide me by the light of YOUR counsel, and let me ever find rest in YOU, my ROCK,my REDEEMER and my PORTION.

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is praying for the return of Messiah Jesus and His Kingdom.


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Your Name & Word
Category: Teaching Topics


 

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
In order to rescue the flesh, we must work on the spiritual.

YOUR NAME & WORD
"I bow toward YOUR Holy Temple and praise YOUR NAME for YOUR steadfast love and faithfulness, because YOU have exalted YOUR NAME, YOUR WORD above all." [Psalms (Tehillym) 138.2 Tanakh, Kethuvim]

The WORD OF GOD is not greater than GOD, of course, but is greater than HIS NAME which is immeasurably infinite and magnificent.  The NAME of GOD represents all that HE is and all that HE does and is supremely deserving of the praise of all HIS creatures.

However, we can only know HIS NAME, what HE is and what HE does through HIS WORD. The full demonstration or exposition of HIS character of truth and HIS acts of love and mercy can be discerned only through HIS WRITTEN WORD, which becomes greater than HIS NAME, by manifesting and revealing HIS NAME.

"As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of GOD, to those who believe in HIS NAME." [John 1.12]  We believe on HIS NAME, and thereby receive HIM, by trusting HIS WORD OF TRUTH and appropriating (claim, seize, absorb) HIS forgiving mercy; we deny HIS NAME by doubting HIS WORD and despising HIS extended free gift of salvation.  "The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, HIS ears attentive their cry. The face of the LORD is set against evildoers, to erase their names from the earth." [Psalms (Tehillym)  34.15-16 Tanakh, Kethuvim; 1 Peter3.12]

The WORD OF GOD is LIGHT:"YOUR WORD is a lamp to my feet, a LIGHT for my path."  [Psalms (Tehillym) 119.105 Tanakh, Kethuvim]
The WORD OF GOD is TRUTH:  "Sanctify them by YOUR TRUTH. YOUR WORD is TRUTH."  [John 17.17-18]
The WORD OF GOD is LIVING & REVITALIZING:  "For the WORD OF GOD is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."  [Hebrews 4.12-13]
The WORD OF GOD is PERFECT, SURE, RIGHT, PURE, CLEAN, TRUE, RIGHTEOUS:  "The Law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is enduring, making the simple wise; the statutes of the LORD are just, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is clear, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is pure, abiding forever; the judgments of the LORD are true, righteous altogether."  [Psalms (Tehillym) 19.7-9 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 
The WORD OF GOD is PROFITABLE:  "All SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of GOD, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of GOD may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."  [2 Timothy3.16-17]

May the GREAT GOD OF ISRAEL, the SAVIOUR enable us, in full sincerity of heart and mind, to bow down and worship the MASTER OF CREATION and HIS HOLY WORD.  And in everything believe and obey HIS promises and HIS commandments.

There are many who charge CHRISTians with placing too much emphasis on the Written WORD, but it is impossible to place too much emphasis on Holy Scripture, for ALMIGHTY GOD HIMSELF has magnified HIS WORD even above HIS NAME!


Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Magnified and hallowed, praised and glorified, exalted and extolled above all be the NAME of the SUPREME KING of kings, the HOLY ONE, blessed be HE, in the worlds which HE created,  the world and the world to come, in accordance with HIS desire and with the desire of them that fear HIM.  YOU LORD GOD are the ROCK EVERLASTING, the LORD of all creatures, the GOD of all souls, WHO dwells in the wide-extended heights, WHO inhabits the heavens of heavens of old; WHOSE holiness is far above the Throne of Glory.  We wait for YOUR return to Zion that we may see you eye-to-eye and behold YOUR goodness, YOUR salvation, and YOUR mercy.

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is praying for the return of Messiah Jesus and His Kingdom.


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