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Parsha “Beha-alotecha”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a study of parsha “Beha-alotecha” (Bemidbar/Numbers chapters 8 through 12) and the related Scriptures that give us a bit more insight into the ‘cycles’ still being repeated.

In the Erev Shabbat review, the story begins with the instruction to Aaron via Moses concerning “when you light the lamps” of the menorah. That is followed by the cleansing, consecration, and even ‘waving’ of the Levites, who serve “in place of” the firstborn, what the silver trumpets are for, and a bit more of the story that has a WHOLE lot to say, both then and still, about human nature.

SSM “Beha-alotecha” 2019

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The Sabbath day message again explores the cycles of human history and Biblical prophecy. Mark-the-engineer begins by noting that cycles can be confusing, since they repeat, but unless we understand which PART of a cycle we are looking at, the pattern might only not be obvious, it might appear backward.

And from there he combines several of the continuing aspects of human nature evident in this week’s parsha, and a lot of things that we have HEARD, but which, out of context, we’ve also seen twisted…to the point where many of them have even been turned ‘upside down’.

“Beha-alotecha: Human Nature – the Opposite Half-Cycle – and Evil”

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Parsha “Naso”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Naso” (Bemidbar/Numbers 4:21-7:89) where this time it’s things that are just generally “overlooked” by the “Bible-believing-but-Not-Really” church that really SHOULDN’T be!

In the Erev Shabbat review, we see the story begin with more numbers, this time of those who will ‘carry the burden’ of His sanctuary, which sets the stage. That is followed by two sets of commandments concerning those things that, because of their implications, most of xtianity does seem to ignore, and then the longest chapter in the Torah, and ‘most redundant’. But there are reasons for that, and even, as it turns out, a lesson in computer science for those with “eyes to see”.

SSM “Naso” 2019

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In the Sabbath day part of the message, Mark examines the “Things Overlooked” part of the parsha to show why they may be more important than we’ve been led to believe. What is it about Acts 21 that offends church dogma? And why is that cup of ‘the sota’, whether it’s referred to as “cup of trembling,” or “wrath”, or even “abominations” so central to a theme of the ‘torah of jealousy’ that ignoring the reasons WHY is easier than dealing with the idolatry?

“Naso: Things overlooked, or ‘Hellbound and Proud of It!”

The combined link is here via Hebrew Nation Radio.

 

Parsha “Bemidbar”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Bemidbar” (Bemidbar/Numbers 1:1 through 4:20) where we begin the story of what happens “In the Wilderness”, with a lot of numbers to boot.

In the Erev Shabbat review, after a bit of background about why BOTH the Hebrew and English names for the Book are pretty apropos, we talk not only about some of the ‘numbers’, but why they’re important enough to make such a big deal about.

SSM Bemidbar 2019

By now, most regular listeners to Mark Call’s “no holds barred, no PC left unexposed” in-depth Torah studies will know that “Torah-as-Written” is going to offend those not even quite ready for ‘milk’. But this week’s Sabbath teaching also takes note of the fact that many of us will celebrate Shavout, the final of this year’s Spring Feasts, this weekend.

And for reasons that will hopefully make sense after this review (and go well beyond the usual ‘rabbinic’ rationale!) THIS year the confluence of Scripture and Societal Situation make the message seem not only poignant, but prescient.

In other words, it’s almost impossible to deny that He clearly has a Plan. And it’s about choosing life, and His redemption:

“Bemidbar and Shavuot: What does ‘lifting the head’, ‘yibum’, the Book of Ruth, and even seduction have to do with Modern ‘SodameriKa’?”

Parsha “Bemidbar”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Bemidbar” (Bemidbar/Numbers 1:1 through 4:20) where we begin the story of what happens “In the Wilderness”, with a lot of numbers to boot.

In the Erev Shabbat review, after a bit of background about why BOTH the Hebrew and English names for the Book are pretty apropos, we talk not only about some of the ‘numbers’, but why they’re important enough to make such a big deal about.

SSM Bemidbar 2019

By now, most regular listeners to Mark Call’s “no holds barred, no PC left unexposed” in-depth Torah studies will know that “Torah-as-Written” is going to offend those not even quite ready for ‘milk’. But this week’s Sabbath teaching also takes note of the fact that many of us will celebrate Shavout, the final of this year’s Spring Feasts, this weekend.

And for reasons that will hopefully make sense after this review (and go well beyond the usual ‘rabbinic’ rationale!) THIS year the confluence of Scripture and Societal Situation make the message seem not only poignant, but prescient.

In other words, it’s almost impossible to deny that He clearly has a Plan. And it’s about choosing life, and His redemption:

“Bemidbar and Shavuot: What does ‘lifting the head’, ‘yibum’, the Book of Ruth, and even seduction have to do with Modern ‘SodameriKa’?”

Parsha “Bechukotai”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Bechukotai” (Leviticus 26:2 through the end of the Book)  where the consequences for the rebellion against Him and His Written Word are laid out in such a clear and undeniable fashion that it’s no WONDER the ‘whore church’ prefers to lie about the whole thing!

In the Erev Shabbat review, Mark points out why 7 times 7 times 7 times 7 is not only a warning that once was not heeded, but may well be playing out again, and “fulfilled in your hearing”.

SSM Bechukotai 2019

ONE more time, there’s a lot in this portion too that is “Not PC.”   Perhaps that’s particularly apropos to note when the subject is “rebuke” for utter and outright rebellion to His Word (to the point, even, that so many “souls abhor it”  in Hollywood, the Deep State Swamp, and, yes, the ”whore church”.)  In other words, be forewarned, this will “offend many”.

 

“Bechukotai:  Conflating Evil”

Parsha “Behar”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Behar” (Leviticus chapters 25:1 – 26:2)  which again SOUNDS like a whole lotta ‘stuff’ that we’ve been told is “done away with”, and doesn’t matter anyway.  This week, though, it’s perhaps even more politically incorrect, because it goes to the heart of something that neither Big Brother nor his ‘whore Church’ even want you to think about.

In the Erev Shabbat review, Mark takes us through Sabbath not just for us, but ‘the land’, and why it is that evidently “proclaim liberty throughout the land” is oh-so-‘done-away-with.’  Instead, though, we have all kinds of slavery instead.

SSM Behar 2019

During the Sabbath day teaching, Mark again begins by noting that there’s a lot in the portion that is “Not PC” – yes, there really is a LOT of this lately, perhaps because those who prefer to call ‘evil,’ good, and then subsidize and mandate it, simply decide what IS ‘politically-correct’ based on what Scripturally-ISN’T.

We start with a quick review of other ‘verbotten’ topics that men have rewritten, to the point where people are now being kicked out of ‘churches’ (and, of course, off of Two-FacedBook) just for asking about them; from His Sabbaths and Moedim, to food (and what’s NOT), to marriage (or what now passes for it) — to another “third rail.” Just how “free indeed” are people who prefer lies and pleasant (so far) slavery to His Truth?

“Behar:  and Slavery, the new Third Rail”

 

Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – II Kings chapter 2

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

The Torah teachers continue the study of the histories of the divided kingdoms in II Kings chapter 2.

 

 

Parsha “Kedoshim”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Kedoshim” (Leviticus chapters 19 through 20)  which may be one of the best descriptions, and warnings, about post-Constitutional, “AmeriKa-with-a-K” in the Bible.

In the Erev Shabbat review, the study picks up with “this is, no SHALL BE, the <em>torah</em> of the ‘metzorah’,” or person who has ‘<em>tzaraat</em>’. What is to be done about it, and, yes, it can even infect a house.

SSM “Kedoshim” 2019

In the Sabbath day teaching, Mark connects a WHOLE lot of related dots this week, from prophetic warnings that are now flashing red sirens, to ‘twistings’ of some of the usual paganized doctrines that got the “ten lost tribes” exiled in the first place.

It’s not merely that “evil” is being called ‘good’, and vice-versa, or even that things which Yahuah described as “abomination” and prescribed a death penalty for are now mandated by a society which has elevated being “vomited out” to a source of twisted ‘pride’.

This is yet another portion that thus touches the heart of so very much that is wrong today, and why.  But, in this case, it is the problem and solution that are outlined in the very title and bookend admonitions of the parsha!  “Be set-apart,”  and it’s increasingly undeniable WHY.

In a world that has become “unclean, unclean!” — those who speak His Truth are being shamed and shunned, and of course banned from Two-Facebook.  But worse still, Mark asks a pertinent question, given that we have already been exiled – for cause – and literally, as foretold so many centuries ago – “vomited out of the land”.

What happens after THAT?

“Kedoshim:  Be Ya’ll Kedosh.   Cut off?  Or ‘Grafted In’?”

 

Parsha “Acharei Mot”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Acharei Mot” (Leviticus chapters 16 through 18)

The Erev Shabbat review begins with what happens acharei mot – ‘after the death’ of Aaron’s two sons, and includes the storied reference to the ‘two goats’ associated with the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, and continues through an outline of ‘prohibited sexual relationships’ and other practices for which the inhabitants of The Land were “vomited out”.  As it turns out, more than once, and that continues.

SSM Acharei Mot 2019

 

The Sabbath Day teaching explores the implications, and the haftorah (Ezekiel chapter 22) and related Scriptures.  And again Mark draws some connections which a paganized world and its ‘whore churches’ not only ignore, but deny:

“Acharei Mot:  Two Goats – or, the’ Voice is Yakov but Hands are Esau’s’ “

 

 

Teachings from Shabbat Shalom Mesa for the “ULB Final Day”

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

This week, Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship takes a look at teachings associated with the final days of the Passover feast and the last Sabbath of the week of Unleavened Bread.

During the Erev Shabbat overview teaching, Mark examines the traditional parsha for this week, from Exodus 13:17 through 15:26, that tells the story of what happens AFTER the plagues, up to the crossing of the Sea of Reeds. In other words, the end of the ‘exodus proper’ and the Beginning of the real journey:

This week continued the escalation unparalleled turmoil in the world, to the point where the war against those who seek to follow YHVH and His Word — or even pretend to, in too many cases — has become undeniable, except among those who deceive for ‘another master’.

There IS a war in progress, on many fronts, and it ‘sure as heck ain’t holy’. But all of that, in conjunction with ‘such a time as this,’ and the lessons and reminders of this very season, have much to teach us, and much to warn us about. In the special Sabbath Day teaching for this final part of the week of Unleaved Bread, Mark’s message is entitled:

“UN-holy War and the Greater Exodus”

The combined teachings for both sessions are up here, and available for download, as well as via the Hebrew Nation page.