CHODESH TOV and SHABBAT SHALOM Brethren in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (JESUS CHRIST; not Yeshua!!!), Greetings
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👍Interestingly, in this TORAH PORTION, we see THE FIRST EVER HIGH PRIEST OF ISRAEL, AHARON (a.k.a Aaron) PASS ON! YAH took his soul and spirit on Mount Hor! In THIS TORAH PARASHAH, THE CREATOR, THE MOST HIGH GOD, YAH ALMIGHTY gives us instructions about VOWS (Numbers 30) as well as various other things! The Children of Israel are instructed by YAH SHADDAI to rise up and fight against the Children of Midian(descendants of Abraham) whom Balaam, son of Beor had used to cause Israelites to sin againstYAH ALMIGHTYat Peor in the Kingdom of Moab!It wasn’t only sexual sin that they got involved but also idolatry (They worshipped Baal of Peor)!12,000 men were selected from all the 12 Tribes of Israel (1,000 each) and set out against the Midianites (Numbers 31)! They were meant to kill all, including women and children however, they only killed the men! Moses was furious with them! Later on women who had been sexually intimate with a man were killed along with all the male children!Notice how the ones who had fought in the battle were to remain outside of the Camp of Israel for 7 days purifying themselves, the Spoils and Booty particularly onthe 3rd and 7th Days. The Battle stained them! They used fire and the water of purification to purify everything (Numbers 31)! Notice how the Spoils and booty are numbered, divided up and distributed accordingly. The Precious Stones are given to HIGH PRIEST, Eleazar who places them in the Tabernacle as a gift to YAH ALMIGHTY! (Numbers 31:25-54)
the gold, the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin, and the lead.
Doesn’t it make you wonder they carried out THE CENSUS on everything and everyone and came up with the correct TOTAL NUMBERS OF THE PEOPLE and ANIMALS in their midst?
The booty remaining from the plunder that was given to YAH SHADDAI as tithe, was:
👍32,000 persons in all, of women who had not known a man intimately.
(Numbers 31:32-33, 35)
The one kept by the soldiers/men of war after the TITHE was taken were:
Then, also 1/5th was given to the Levities!
NOTE THAT NONE OF THE 12,000 SOLDIERS FROM THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL WERE MISSING By the end of the battle!
B’midbar (Num) 31:50 CJB
These were very thoughtful! They expressed no greediness nor selfishness with regards to the Spoils to the extent that they give YAH ALMIGHTY all of the following:
We have brought an offering for ADONAI YAHUVEH (YAHWEH), what every man has obtained in the way of gold jewelry — armlets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings and belts — to make atonement for ourselves before ADONAI YAHUVEH.”
👍We also see The Descendants of Reuben (the younger generation) make a strange decision which is to desire to have their own Portion of land outside of the Designated PROMISED LAND! Due to what the beauty that they had beheld about the land East to the River Jordan, they made up their mind to abide/reside there. They almost abandoned the role in obtaining the portion in acquiring the Land beyond the River Jordan – Canaan! Moses then rebukes them and they vow not to reside in the land that they were camped at before the River Jordan, at the time until they had finished supporting their fellow brethren, Israel in fighting against the inhabited of THE PROMISED LAND, Canaan (Numbers 32)!
👍 THE HISTORY OF THE JOURNEY OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL from Mitzrayim (Egypt) to their present location, from Beth Jesimoth all the way to the Plains of Moab by the Jordan across Jericho (Numbers 33:1-49)!
👍 The Instructions on how to possess the PROMISED LAND are given (Numbers 33:50-56)!
👍 The Appointed Boundaries of Canaan and The Leaders Appointed To Divide The Land (Numbers 34).
👍 The Levites are given their own Cities and YAH Instructs The Children of Israel to create CITIES OF REFUGE in times of attack (Numbers 35).
👍 Marriage of Female Heirs (Numbers 36).
Notice how YAH declares and coins it that into LAW going forward the INHERITANCE OF EACH INDIVIDUAL TRIBE MUST ALWAYS BE KEPT WITHIN EACH INDIVIDUAL TRIBE! Further confirmation is given regarding Females being permitted to inherit what their father’s leave behind when the fathers die (Numbers 27:1-11; Joshua 17:3-6). This came about through The Half Tribe of Manasseh from the Full Tribe of Joseph!
THE BLESSING, GREETING and BENEDICTION:
Numbers 6:22-27; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 3:20-21; Jude 24-25
Numbers 6:22-27 Complete Jewish Bible
22 Adonai YAHUVEH said to Moshe, 23 “Speak to Aharon and his sons, and tell them that this is how you are to bless the people of Isra’el: you are to say to them,
24 ‘Y’varekh’kha Adonai YAHUVEH v’yishmerekha.
[May Adonai YAHUVEH bless you and keep you.]
25 Ya’er Adonai YAHUVEH panav eleikha vichunekka.
[May Adonai YAHUVEH make HIS FACE shine on you and show you HIS FAVOUR.]
26 Yissa Adonai YAHUVEH panav eleikha v’yasem l’kha shalom.
[May Adonai YAHUVEH lift up HIS FACE toward you and give you PEACE.]’
27 “In this way they are to put MY NAME on the people of Isra’el, so that I will bless them.”
2 Corinthians 13:14 Complete Jewish Bible
14 The GRACE of the LORD YAHUSHUA (not Yeshua!!!) the MESSIAH,
the LOVE of YAHUVEH
and the FELLOWSHIP of the RUACH HAKODESH
be with you all.
Ephesians 3:20-21 Complete Jewish Bible
20 Now to him who by HIS POWER working in us is able to do far beyond anything we can ask or imagine, 21 to HIM be GLORY in the Messianic Community and in the MESSIAH YAHUSHUA (not Yeshua!!!) from generation to generation forever. Amen.
Jude 24-25 Complete Jewish Bible
to the one who can keep you from falling
and set you without defect and full of joy
in the presence of his SH’KHINAH —
25 to YAH alone, our Deliverer,
through YAHUSHUA (not Yeshua!!!) the MESSIAH, our LORD —
be GLORY, MAJESTY, POWER and AUTHORITY
before all time, now and forever.