Eikev, Ekev, Ekeb, Aikev, or Eqeb (עֵקֶב — Hebrew for “if [you follow],” the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 46th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the third in the Book of Deuteronomy. It comprises Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25.
This Week’s Portion:
Ekev | עקב | “Consequence “
- HAFTARAH/HAFTORAH (a.k.a PROPHETS or WRITINGS) – PROPHETS:
- BRIT CHADASHAH (a.k a NEW COVENANT/TESTAMENT) – GOSPEL:
- Deuteronomy 7:12 | Blessings for Obedience
- Deuteronomy 8:1 | A Warning Not to Forget God in Prosperity
- Deuteronomy 9:1 | The Consequences of Rebelling against God
- Deuteronomy 10:1 | The Second Pair of Tablets
- Deuteronomy 10:12 | The Essence of the Law
- Deuteronomy 11:1 | Rewards for Obedience
- Isaiah 49:8 | Zion’s Children to Be Brought Home
- Isaiah 50:4 | The Servant’s Humiliation and Vindication
- Isaiah 51:1 | Blessings in Store for God’s People
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We are in the 40 days (from Tisha B’Av) leading up to ROSH HA SHANAH! it is a time to wait on (fasting and praying to) YAH Almighty!
As ROSH HA SHANAH is meant to be the day we are to expect YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (a.k.a JESUS CHRIST, YESHUA), our bridegroom, we’re to ensure that we have made ourselves ready:
- Garments pure clean – no spot/spotless (Exodus 19:10; Matthew 22:11-12)
Isaiah 1:18-19 New King James Version (NKJV)
18 “Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the good of the land;
Exodus 19:10 New King James Version (NKJV)
10 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes.
Matthew 22:1-14 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
22 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, 3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. 4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.” ’ 5 But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. 6 And the rest seized his servants, treated them [a]spitefully, and killed them. 7 But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, [b]take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
2. Heart pure and clean – no grievances, no unforgiveness, wickedness, rebellion, etc.
Hebrews 12:14 New King James Version (NKJV)
14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of GOD; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; 16 lest there be any fornicator or [a]profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.
3. Have enough Spiritual Oil in our Spiritual Lamps and extra (to overflowing) – Matthew 25 (The Ten Virgins)
Matthew 25 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
25 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom [a]is coming; go out to meet him!’ 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
11 “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour [b]in which the Son of Man is coming.
4. Our lives are fully submitted to YAH Almighty (died to self and live to YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH) – Romans 12:1-2, etc
Romans 12:1-2 New King James Version (NKJV)
Living Sacrifices to GOD
12 I beseech[a] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of GOD, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to GOD, which is your [b]reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of GOD.