*SHABBAT SHALOM Brethren in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (a.k.a JESUS CHRIST)! Praise YAH Almighty for seeing us through another week. Praise YAH for HIS Gift of Life, Preservation and Provision! HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH 👐*
How are you and your families doing? How have your weeks been?
Hope you’re having a restful Sabbath (sun-down Friday to sun-down Saturday).
*It’s SHABBAT MATTOT-MASSEI / TRIBES/JOURNEYS (sun-down Friday 17/07/2020 to sun-down Saturday 18/07/2020)!*
👍 TORAH Parasha/Portion: Numbers 30:2 – 36:13
👍 PROPHETS: Jeremiah 2:4-28, 3:4, 4:1-2
👍 GOSPEL: Luke 13:1-9; Mark 11:12-23
This is a Shabbat on which we get to study deeply about the journey of the Children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land, Israel thus far as well as many other topics. We also get to know two particular tribes (Reuben and Gad) a bit more. There’s something to learn from the journey.
👍 *We’re called to check our spiritual productivity this week. Are we producing many good fruit in all we do?*
👍 We’re also called to have faith in YAH Almighty as well as keep working on increasing the level of our faith in YAH Almighty.
👍 We’re reminded to repent of practising idolatry.
👍 Jeremiah 3:4 relates to the TORAH Portion. It tells us to trust YAH Almighty to guide us always.
👍 Glory in the LORD YAHUVEH (YAHWEH) always according to Jeremiah 4:1-2
👍 We also learn more about vows and oaths and to be careful of making them (Numbers 30)
👍 The LORD YAHUVEH Almighty teaches to arise and fight against our enemy which is the accuser of the brethren – Ha Satan until we overcome (Numbers 31).
👍 (Numbers 32) We learn to think twice about our choices plus to be very prayerful when making decisions. We’re also taught to walk by Faith in YAH Almighty and not by sight. *The Tribe of Reuben and Gad chose to stay on the outskirts of the Promised Land (East of the Jordan) because it seemed good for their livestock but was that YAH’S Divine Will for them?* The answer is no! The Children of Reuben and Gad also seemed to be avoiding engaging in war with the enemies of the Children of Israel. They ended up discouraging the rest of the Children of Israel and in the end ABBA YAHUVEH’S anger rose up against them. They would not enjoy the Promised Land they laboured for all those years.
Lot did something similar years before that and he ended up being rescued by his Uncle, Abraham.
*Walk by Faith in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH and not by sight!*
*Follow and Serve the LORD YAHUVEH (YAHWEH) with all your soul, your being and what you have plus do. Don’t just do it for face-value or eye-service or just to gain.
*Let your heart love the LORD wholly!*
👍 (Numbers 33) The review of Israel’s journey can be related to Jacob’s Ladder dream (Genesis 28:10-19). *It’s also relate to our spiritual walk with YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH since accepting YAH’S Salvation.*
👍 Numbers 34: The Appointed Boundaries of Canaan points us to the fact that YAH Almighty has set boundaries for us to walk in both in our physical lives on earth, our spiritual life on earth and in the Heavens. We’re to stay within those boundaries so as to enjoy YAH’S blessings. It’s where HE wants us to be as and when that we’ll be able access what belongs to us plus enjoy relationship with YAH very well.
👍 In Numbers 36, YAH settles the confusion that would arise from the issue of only bearing female children. *This shows that every little detail of our lives matters to YAH Almighty so very much!*
SHABBAT SHALOM Brethren!