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    A brief look at Isaiah 54:1-10 and John 12:1-50

    ISAIAH 54:1-10      “Shout O Barren one, you who bore no child, shout aloud for joy…” We ask when does a barren woman shout for joy because she cannot have children?  I would guess that it depends on the circumstances.  This reminds us of Sarah, who was barren, yet she did not give up hope...
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    Practical commandments in Deuteronomy 21-25

    Parashah: Ki Tetse” (when you go out) DEUT 21:10-25:19 In this Parashah we see a lot of common-sense mitzvoth that are for today, and we can also see some mitzvoth that we need to take a good look at to see how we can apply them, perhaps not so much literally, but spiritually and morally. In...
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    A look at Isaiah 51:12-52:12 and John 11

    ISAIAH 51:12-52:12       The prophet speaks through the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) “Therefore, my people shall know MY NAME…..” one thing is to know about God, the other is to KNOW HIM, and “HIS NAME” but we know that God has many names and titles, But his Most Holy Name is  Y_H V H  (Yod...
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    Running after and in pursuit of "righteousness" (Deut 16:18-21:9)

    PARASHAH: “Shoftim” (judges)   DEUT:  16:18: -21:9      This parashah starts off with; “Judges (shoftim) and officers shalt thou make thee at thy gates, which YHVH thy Elohim giveth thee…. they shall judge the people with “righteous judgment…”  Many people when they think of the word “judge”...
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    Isaiah 54:11-55:5

    ISAIAH 54:11-55:5 “Navi Yeshayahu” (Prophet Isaiah) speaks as directed by the Holy Spirit, as a father who comforts his children, promising them blessings, but begins with “Unhappy, storm-tossed one”, meaning that Israel has been through a lot, deportation to Babylon, destruction of the...
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    The Blessing or the Curse! Which do you choose? Deut 11:26- 16:17

    Paul was Christ's chosen apostle to the nations. He had a great undertaking, suffered a lot, yet now has many rewards.
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    The Blessing or the Curse! Which do you choose? Deut 11:26- 16:17

    Parashah: “Re’eh” (see) DEUT: 11:26-16:17 With this Parasha, we start the month of Elul, which is the month of soul searching and meditation on our relationship with Adonai. It starts the 40 days of Awe which culminate with Yom Kippur. We should ask these questions to ourselves; “where am I in...
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    A look into Isaiah 49:14-51:3 and John 7:1-8:59

    ISAIAH 49:14-51:3 Israel cries out “The LORD hath forsaken me and forgotten me” but the prophet through the Holy Spirit assures the people, NO, the LORD has NOT forsaken you. There is a big difference between, “abandonment, forgetfulness, and chastisement”. The fact that YHVH has...
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    And just what does God ask of you? Deut 7:12-11:25

    PARASHAH: Ekev (as a result) DEUT: 7:12-11:25 A little bit on the word "Ekev" It is the root in the name "Ya'akov" (Jacob) One meaning of the word "Ekev" is "heel" the other, in this case, as in this Parasha, is "As a result of" "following" Adonai is promising blessings IF his people will just...
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    A look at Isaiah 40:1-26 and John 6:1-71

    ISAIAH 40:1-26 The prophet comforts Israel that their sins have been forgiven, and the punishment is over. YHVH again is compared to a father who must punish his children for sins and disobedience. The father will chastise, yet not forever. Darkness has passed and the light has come...
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    On "Pleading with God" (Deut 3:23-7:11)

    PARASHAH “V’et’ Chanan” (and I pleaded) DEUT 3:23-7:11 Moshe continues to retell the experiences of his life to “Am Israel” as the end of his life is nearing, He is like a father on his death bed, and causes all of his children to come near and listen to their father’s experiences, or rather...
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    Tisha B' Av (The 9th of Av) What? Why? How?

    TISHA ‘B’AV, WHY? HOW? …Tisha ’B’Av, or the “9th of Av” this year starts on the Eve of August 6th. This was and still is a time of sadness, and sorrow. The question begins with “Eiha? (how) and “Lamah” (why?). The book of Lamentations begins with “Eiha” (how) “How alone she sits, the...
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    An Introduction to Deuteronomy (an overview) Chapters 1-3

    Parashot: “D’varim” (Words); DEUTERONOMY 1:1-3:22 We start the final book of the original 5 books of the Torah, in which Moshe wrote down all the statutes, commandments, precepts, details, etc. that Adonai dictated to him to write. We must remember that Am Israel received the first...
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    A look at Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 and John 1:1-52

    JEREMIAH 1:1-2:3 The calling of Navi Yirimyahu (the prophet Jeremiah) As we see in the beginning, God says, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you!” A great statement, a great truth that flies in the face of abortionists, those that say, “a fetus is not yet human”. If God is...
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    So, how's your life's journey going? (A look at Numbers 30-36)

    Well, I guess we could say "Judeo-Christian" theology. Life's journey is for ALL to walk. God doesn't look at denominations, religious identities, only our own relationship with HIM.