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Parsha “Re’eh”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for the continued study of the set of several of the “most anti-paganism” and pro-Torah portions IN the Torah. As clear as the ‘run-up’ to this parsha has been, when it comes to how YHVH literally “hates” the worship of foreign, false, gods, this one pulls no punches. Chapter 13, in particular, and the description of a ‘false prophet’, and what should be done with such is the kind of thing which has, not surprisingly, disappeared from any dogma that it exposes.

And the latter part of the parsha is an outline of the major lies of the ‘whore church’, which turn out not to have been “down away with” at all.

The Erev Shabbat overview of the portion (Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17).

 

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Sometimes the Sabbath Day “deeper examination” has a twist, too. Again we are reminded of the ‘snare,’ and the seduction of idolatry. Still, we will hear the question asked, “just what revelance does any discussion of someone trying to entice to follow after ‘foreign gods,’ especially “those which you yave not known,” have today? (The irony of just how pervasive they are, instead, may be lost on the questioners.)

Mark suggests the best clue to the dilemma is still found in the parallels between idolatry and adultery, but the key to understanding how to combat the problem lies in “joy” (actually, simkah, and the difference matters).

“Re’eh: Looking for God[s] in All the Wrong Places”

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The combined audio file and Hebrew Nation podcast page link is here.

Parsha “Ekev”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a study of the set of several of the “most anti-paganism” and pro-Torah portions IN the Torah. It’s a theme that is repeated multiple times in Scripture, but perhaps nowhere else so clearly and unequivocally as in this parsha: When you come into the land, you shall not serve their gods, for that will be a snare to you. And when it comes to their idols, don’t even covet the gold and silver on them. Utterly detest them. Don’t even take an idol into your HOUSE, lest you be accursed like it!

The Erev Shabbat overview of the portion (Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25)

 

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Mark begins the Sabbath Day “deeper examination” of the parsha this week a bit differently. The parsha begins with what ‘shall come to pass,’ but – by now – all of that HAS come to pass, the blessings and the things that shouldn’t have happened, but did, leading to an exile still in progress. So it’s time to start with some talk about “faith”, and what happened with a lack thereof.

The theme of a ‘snare’, if we forget YHVH and are instead seduced by idolatry permeates the parsha, of course. But there is an element of understanding that reveals just how far down that road we’ve gone as a society when we think about what the point of “debate” once was. To find Truth, and seek to make a case based on Truth. When that is clearly no longer the goal, then what’s the point of discussion? And that goes a long way toward explaining what has happened to “civil discourse” in post-Biblical AmeriKa, too.

Moses AGAIN warns those who would turn from obedience to the instruction of Yahuah of the consequences, and AGAIN says not to do what they did, and we, as a world even, are still doing: going after other, false, ‘gods’.

This teaching, ultimately, is all about “faith”. What does that really mean anyway?

And we see that when it comes to Authority. His, and those who have sought to replace Him.

“Ekev: No Point in Debate”

 

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Parsha “Vaetchanan”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

This week, Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship embarks on a study of the single parsha in the Torah containing perhaps the premier collection of the ‘most fundamental texts’ in Scripture. And they are NOT limited to just the ‘Ten Debarim [‘Sayings’, ‘Commandments,’ ‘Words…’] and the Most Important single command in the Book, aka ‘the Shema’, but others that are now even more overlooked.

The Erev Shabbat overview of the portion (Deuteronomy3:23 – 7:11)

SSM “Vaetchanan” 2019

 

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Mark begins the Sabbath Day “deeper examination” of the parsha from the ‘inside out’, because the most well-known elements are in the middle of the portion, and also becauase they have largely been discounted now by a world not only gone “insane”, but downright demonic, once the parts that lead up to them were totally “done away with,” by those who failed to “hear and obey” as commanded.

Moses warns those who would turn from obedience to the instruction of Yahuah of the consequences, which included the exile we are STILL enduring. He warned as well about being coerced to serve other, false, ‘gods’. There is a vitally important promise in there, too, about the eventual time, during the ‘end times’, when we not just can, but WILL, “return to Him.”

But what might just resonate most with us, today, while we ‘wait on YHVH’ is the idea of just exactly what we are seeing built around us, and the consequences of that rebellion. A “World Without Trust”.

“Vaetchanan: Having Ignored the Warning, Picture a ‘World WITHOUT Trust’ “

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The combined audio file is here.

Parsha “Balak”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a study of the unusual, but ultimately famous, parsha “Balak” (Bemidbar/Numbers 22:2 through 25:9), for a couple of reasons. Not only is it one of the few with no mention of Moses, but it does feature the Balaam’s famous ‘talking ass,’ and, of couse, more parallels to current events than are even at first obvious.

And the Erev Shabbat overview outlines another major point as well: this parsha is proof positive that Yahuwah not only has a great sense of humor, but of irony, too.

SSM “Balak” 2019

 

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The Sabbath day message is about those parts of the story that are much LESS famous, and less likely to be quoted as punchlines, than the donkey who saved Bilaam’s you-know-what, but no less vital to understanding the message, and the striking modern parallels.

From the context of the story – then and now – to the prophecies themselves, this story cannot be overlooked. There’s an ‘adversary’ working to block our path, too!

“Balak: Divine Humor – or – the Pagan King and the Televangelist Prophet for Profit”

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The permalink for the Hebrew Nation Page for parsha “Balak” is here.

 

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 “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 “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 “Metzorah”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Metzorah” (Leviticus chapters 14 and 15) — which to some extent is almost “Part 2” of the story of a ‘plague’ not seen for over a thousand years, although perhaps “more’s the pity.”

And for reasons that will continue that related theme from last week (Tazria, and the plague of “tzaraat” which is most certainly NOT what is called ‘leprosy,’ or Hansen’s Disease, this parsha is one of those that you “may have heard” is now irrelevant, “done-away-with”, and basically not worth studying — but for EXACTLY those reasons is probably more important now than ever, even if not for the reasons we’ve been lied to about.

This week, Mark looks at it from the opposite perspective, the ‘other half of the cycle’, if you will.

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 “Metzorah” 2019

 

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In the Sabbath day teaching, Mark takes a look at something else the world has “turned upside down.”

It’s not merely that “evil” is being called ‘good’, and vice-versa; he suggests that what we are seeing run rampant in the world today is literally a ‘satanic (adversarial) imitation’ of a malady once intended by our Creator for our correction into an instrument of Evil:
not only to censor and suppress speech associated with Scripture and Truth, but to literally, turn His people into ‘social[ist] media outcasts’…and worse.

This is yet another portion that thus touches the heart of so very much that is wrong today, and why. How very much like our Creator to show via His Word that the very things we’ve been lied to told are “done away with” by way of the “opposites” and devilish imitations that have replaced them.

In a world that has become “unclean, unclean!” — those who speak His Truth are being shamed and shunned:

“Metzorah: Turning the Clean into Lepers”

 

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The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here, and available for download and off-line listening via the Hebrew Nation page as well.

Parsha “Pekudei”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Pekudei” (Exodus 38:21 through the end of the Book) and more of the value, and vital importance, of ‘redundancy’.

This parsha begins with an ‘accounting’ of the elements, materials, and even workmanship that makes up the ‘mishkan’, or tabernacle.

In the Erev Shabbat review of what that means, Mark points out again just how often we might think that “we’ve heard all of this before” there’s more to it — with an emphasis on obedience:

SSM “Pekudei” 2019

 

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Pekudei begins with an “accounting” (which even Mark, while inclined often to the ‘nerdy’ admits is not the most exciting subject in his opinion) but that’s where the real questions begin. Like “Why do we still study this?” (especially if as I Corinthians 3 suggests, “WE are the ‘temple of God'”).

More disturbingly (since we are also told to “work out our own salvation with fear and trembling”) we see quite a few things in Scripture which again make the point that there really still IS a reason why the pattern or ‘template’ of the mishkan matters. More than we’ve probably been told. Especially now.

“Pekudei: Why do we study this – and why is it Inside-Out?”

The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here, and available for download and off-line listening.