SHABBAT SHALOM Brethren in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH!
Greetings to you all. Praying that all is well with you, in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH [a.k.a JESUS CHRIST; Not Yeshua! ; Not YeshaYAHU!!!].
*Today, Saturday 18th June 2022/SIVAN 19 is SHABBAT BEHA’ALOTCHA/WHEN YOU SET UP* [sun-down Friday 17th To sun-down Saturday 18th June 2022], HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH!
It consists of:
*➡️Numbers 8:1 – 12:15*
➡️Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7
We have been quiet lately. Apologises for this, Brethen. We have a lot going on at present.
Today’s TORAH PORTION is the second in THE BOOK OF NUMBERS which is known as BAMIDBAR/IN THE WILDERNESS in the HEBREW Language!
*It starts off with THE MATTER OF THE positioning of THE 7 BRANCH GOLDEN LAMPSTAND and where it casts its LIGHT.* This is crucial to pay attention to as LIGHT is an important aspect of our WALK OF FAITH IN YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH! See John 1; Matthew 5:13-17; 25:1-13; Revelation 1-3; etc. WE ARE CALLED TO BE CHILDREN OF LIGHT and without YAH’S LIGHT inside of us, we can not access ETERNAL LIFE IN THE HEAVENS!
➡️Numbers 8 – LIGHT and THE 7 BRANCH GOLDEN LAMPSTAND
➡️Numbers 9 – PESACH SHENI/SECOND CHANCE PASSOVER
➡️Number 10 – THE MAKING OF THE TWO SILVER 🎺🎺🎺 for:
– Calling The Congregation of ISRAEL
– the Journeying of the Camps.
It is important to pay attention to Verses 33-36 – THE GUIDANCE OF YAH SHADDAI THROUGH THE ARK OF THE COVENANT and THE CLOUD OF YAHWEH.
Additionally, Moshe’s [Moses] Statement.
The ARK always went ahead of them to find A PLACE OF REST FOR ISRAEL!
*Moshe says in Verses 35-36:*
When the ark went forward, Moses said, *“Rise up, YAHWEH, and let YOUR enemies be scattered! Let those who hate YOU flee before you!”*
When it rested, he said, *“Return, YAHWEH, to the ten thousands of the thousands of Israel.”*
Numbers 10:35-36 WEB
➡️Numbers 11 – The people of ISRAEL grumble against YAHUVEH [YAHWEH] and get punished.
Also, the mixed multitude from Mitzrayim/Egypt developed an lust for meat and then led the rest of ISRAEL to sin against YAHUVEH by demanding to eat meat plus Express regret for having been delivered from Mitzrayim. This angers YAHUVEH which results in the death of many through a plague that was sent to strike the ones who ate the meat greedily. The place where the greedy eaters and lusters for meat were buried was called Kibroth Hattaavah!
*There is something to learn from here, Brethren. Let us ask YAHUVEH to have MERCY on us and deliver us from the lust for eating meat.*
*Leviticus 11 lets us know that YAH SHADDAI permitted us to eat meat however HE specified which meat we eat.* Adam and Chavvah [Eve] ate meat while in THE GARDEN OF EDEN however this came directly from THE HEAVENS! The animals ate with them and they were all well satisfied. *When Adam and Chavvah left THE GARDEN OF EDEN, their food became Most grain food from WHEAT and WATER and FRUITS!* HOLY BIBLICAL PROPHECY recorded in THE LEGENDS OF THE JEWS *reveals that in THE COMING MILLENNIAL SABBATH REIGN OF YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH [a.k.a JESUS CHRIST; Not Yeshua!; Not YeshaYAHU!!!] on earth as per Revelation 20, we, THE HOLY ONES will be served HOLY MEAT to eat.* So, our understanding of YAH SHADDAI on this matter is that *all these years, YAH SHADDAI has permitted us to eat meat all this while in accordance with Leviticus 11 though HE much prefers that we do not consume meat in this now wicked world of Esau as sin came into the world however in these final years of earth, HE wants us to take extra care when it comes to meat because of the pollution of ha satan which is there to hinder many from being RAPTURED TO THE HEAVENS and others from being able to make it to THE HEAVENS at all.* This subject is complicated and requires much guidance from YAH SHADDAI. Most Orthodox Jews if not all do not eat any meat except KOSHER FISH AND CHICKEN, just so so you know. *YAH is saying Prophetically to be PRAYERFUL IN THE RUACH HA KODESH [HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT] Mindful of what KOSHER [leviticus 11] FOODS we eat in these end times because many are unreal now!!! Hope this helps… SHALOM
➡️Numbers 12 – Myryam [Miriam] leads Aharon into the sin of lashon hara (evil tongue) against Moshe’s wife, a Cushite as well as Moshe. This leads to Myryam and Aharon to being punished by YAHUVEH through Leprosy. Aharon recovered shortly after whereas Myryam had to be declared unclean for 7 days. The Camp of ISRAEL could not relocate without her so, this event created a delay in ISRAEL’S departure from Hazeroth to the Wikderness of Paran.
*This goes to show that no man is unpunishable by YAH SHADDAI no matter how high YAH SHADDAI has positioned them.* Myryam and Aharon were the Leaders of ISRAEL along with Moshe, nevertheless, they were punished by YAHUVEH as and when required. They were to be good examples to the rest of ISRAEL. *Remember that the final and most severe part of ISRAEL being enslaved by Mitzrayim/Egypt commenced with Myryam, Aharon and Moshe* – their births marked the different levels or degrees of bondage. The day on which Joseph was sold marked the beginning of the Egypt enslaving ISRAEL.
*The the FREEDOM FROM Mitzrayim came through Myryam, Aharon and Moshe also when Moshe, the youngest of them was in his 80s.*
THE HAFATARAH [a.k.a HAFTORAH] PARASHAH/PORTION, Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7 is all about THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL which involves THE RESTORATION OF THE PRIESTHOOD by installing and restoring Yahushua [a.k.a Joshua / Jeshua] as per Zechariah 3 during THE BUILDING OF THE SECOND HOLY TEMPLE after THE RETURN FROM Babylonian Captivity [See Zechariah 6:9-14; Ezra 3].
THE HOLY BIBLICAL SCRIPTURE STORY OF this Yahushua is a YOM KIPPUR/DAY OF ATONEMENT a.k.a DAY OF THE LORD story as it involves ha satan making an accusation against him before YAHUVEH and we see how ha satan loses the accusation because YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’S SACRIFICE ON THE CROSS! Yahushua The High Priest points to and is a mirror image of YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH. In fact, YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH THE GREAT HIGH PRIEST is shown to Yahushua The High Prist by ABBA YAHUVEH at which point, Yahushua The High Priest is informed that YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH would come to the earth in human form to SAVE ISRAEL in the not so distant future.
Yahushua The High Priest was beckoned to follow YAH’S INSTRUCTIONS accordingly so as to enjoy YAH’S BLESSINGS.
*Zechariah 4:1-7* is crucial to pay attention to because it talks about THE 7 BRANCH GOLDEN LAMPSTAND mentioned in Numbers 8. The difference is that there are TWO 7 BRANCH GOLDEN LAMPSTANDS here described in great detail, linked to 2 OLIVE TREES.
*The Angel of YAHUVEH then gives a POWEFUL PROPHETIC WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT to Prophet ZecharYAH [Zechariah] for Zerubbabel a.k.a NehemYAH [Nehemiah]!* NehemYAH was the pioneer builder of THE SECOND HOLY TEMPLE as permitted by King Cyrus of Medes [Isaiah 45; etc]. While residing in the Medes Empire [Silver Kingdom of Daniel 2] and working for the King as a Cup-bearer, he was renamed Zerubbabel.
➡️Ezra [a.k.a Malachai] was responsible for going around The Medo-Persian Empire calling back THE ISRAELITES to return to THE HOLY LAND, ISRAEL and be fully restored to THEIR CREATOR/MAKER, YAHUVEH as before while ➡️NehemYAH was responsible for restoring YAH’S HOUSE. Obviously, he worked hard to obtain the necessary permissions to go ahead with the building works and once granted, he gather ISRAELITES to assist. He was often fought against by Sanballat and Tobias a.k.a Tobiah (the 2 men assigned by King Ahasuerus a.k.a Xerxes a.k.a Acharshverosh, Queen Esther’s husband] to stop THE SECOND TEMPLE BUILDING WORKS [Nehemiah 4:7-21]
*So, Verses 6-7 of Zechariah 4 say:*
Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, *“This is YAHWEH’S word to Zerubbabel, saying, ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by MY SPIRIT,’* says YAHWEH of Armies.
*Who are you, great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you are a plain; and he will bring out THE CAPSTONE with shouts of ‘GRACE, GRACE, to it!’”*
Zechariah 4:6-7 WEB
Now, regarding THE BRIT CHADASHAH/NEW COVENANT or TESTAMENT TORAH PORTION for this week which is Matthew 14: 14-21: THE SHOWING OF COMPASSION TOWARDS THE FIVE THOUSAND BY FEEDING THEM WITH 5 LOAVES OF BREAD AND 2 FISH!
We see YAHUVEH show compassion
➡️to Myryam in Numbers 12 by lessening her punishment
➡️to Yahushua The High Priest in Zechariah 3
and now YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH, YAHUVEH’S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON showing Compassion to the 5,000, HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH!
YAH SHADDAI’S WORD says that YAHUVEH is MERCIFUL and COMPASSIONATE and shows these attributes to various generations. HalleluYAH! See The Book of Exodus where this theme is repeated over and over again.
➡️ *Exodus 20:6*
21st Century King James Version
*6 and showing MERCY unto thousands of them that love ME and keep MY COMMANDMENTS.*
➡️ *Exodus 6:6-7*
21st Century King James Version
6 Therefore say unto the children of Israel: ➡️‘I AM the LORD YAHUVEH, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out from their bondage, and ➡️I will REDEEM you with an OUTSTRETCHED ARM and with great judgments.
7 ➡️And I will take you to ME for a people, and ➡️I will be to you a GOD; and ye shall know that I AM THE LORD YAHUVEH [YAHWEH] your GOD, who bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
➡️ *Exodus 34:5-7*
21st Century King James Version
5 And THE LORD YAHUVEH descended in THE CLOUD and stood with him there, and proclaimed the NAME OF THE LORD YAHUVEH.
*6 And THE LORD YAHUVEH passed by before him, and proclaimed, “The LORD YAHUVEH, THE LORD YAHUVEH GOD, MERCIFUL and GRACIOUS, LONG SUFFERING, and ABUNDANT in GOODNESS and TRUTH,*
7 keeping MERCY for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children unto the third and to the fourth generation.”
➡️ *Psalm 103:8-16*
King James Version
*8 The LORD YAHUVEH is MERCIFUL and GRACIOUS, slow to anger, and plenteous in MERCY.*
9 HE will not always chide: neither will HE keep HIS anger for ever.
10 HE hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
*11 For as the HEAVENS is high above the earth, so great is HIS MERCY toward them that fear HIM.*
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath HE removed our transgressions from us.
*13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD YAHUVEH pitieth them that fear HIM.*
14 For HE knoweth our frame; HE remembereth that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
We therefore see various themes throughout THIS TORAH PARASHAH, including:
➡️LIGHT and LAMPS [Related to Matthew 25:1-13 – THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS],
➡️MERCY and COMPASSION [Calls for us to display the same to one another in accordance with YAH’S WILL and to endeavour to OBEY YAH’S COMMANDMENTS – tied to HOLINESS mentioned in 1 Peter 1:16 and Hebrews 12:14].
SHABBAT SHALOM/A PEACEFUL SABBATH To You all.