Torah Portions 2/15/14 Ki Tisa — When You Elevate

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Torah

Exodus 30:11-chapter 34:35

Haftarah

1 Kings 18:1-39

Exodus 31:16-18

 

The Sabbath is a sign forever between Yahweh and Yisrael. If we, as believers, have been grafted into Yisrael through Yeshua, this applies to the here and now. These Laws (Torah) was not written by men, for it says in verse 18, “And when He had ended speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Mosheh two tablets of stone, WRITTEN WITH THE FINGER OF ELOHIM.”

 

Yahweh Himself wrote these down for His people to pay heed to and obey. These were not Mosheh’s words, these came from and were written down by the Almighty Elohim. Period. Again in chapter 34:28 it reiterates by mentioning the second set of tablets (the first being thrown down and broken by Mosheh (Moses) in his displeasure at what the people were doing in worshipping the golden calf), where He (Yahweh) wrote on the tablets the Words of the Covenant, The Ten Commandments.

 

In 1 Kings 18:21, a good question was asked and a clear statement was made when Eliyahu (Elijah) came to the people during Ahab’s reign as king of Israel. “How long would you keep hopping between two opinions? If Yahweh is Elohim, follow Him; and if Ba’al, follow him.” The people didn’t answer. So what’s it going to be? Who is Elohim (God)? Do our words say one thing while our actions say another?

 

It’s time for us to make a choice. Who are we going to follow? Will it be Elohim? Are we truly ready to surrender our hearts to His will, follow His Commandments no matter what others will say about us? As it says in Joshua 24:15, “And if it seems evil in your eyes to serve Yahweh, choose for yourselves this day whom you are going to serve, whether the mighty ones which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the mighty ones of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But I and my house, we serve Yahweh.”

 

There is a battle for the hearts of men today, whether they choose to obey Yahweh or choose to follow the world and “do their own thing”. The choice is yours. Everyone was created with a free will. As for me, I choose to serve Yahweh.

 

Shabbat Shalom!

LeLayne

Terumah – Offerings. This week’s Torah Portion 2/1/14

Torah Portion

Exodus 25:1-chapt. 27:19

Haftarah

1 Kings 5:12-chapt. 6:13

Brit Chadashah

Matthew 5:33-37

Matthew 13:1-53

Hebrews 8:1-13

My thoughts on Hebrews chapter 8:

 

It’s not so much saying that the Covenant is fading away as much as what all the old Covenant had involved in it, i/e annual blood sacrifices, the Tent of Meeting and the Temple.

There is only one sacrifice needed now, the death of the Messiah for the sins of the world, and our hearts prepared as a temple for Yahweh.

If you read chapters 7 & 9 along with chapter 8 of Hebrews, I think it explains this quite thoroughly.  It lays it out to where almost anyone can understand it.

 

Shabbat Shalom!

LeLayne