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Parsha “Balak”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for this week’s teaching of “Balak,” (Numbers 22:2 through 25:11), where the undeniably apropos metaphor of “Balaam’s Ass” is only one memorable part of the Real Story.

The Erev Shabbat overview describes a Torah portion that is a significant departure from the “journey to the land narrative,” because it not only DOESN’T include the usual cast of characters, but is filled with ‘colorful metaphors’ that have SO much resonance that they have literally “molded” our language! (Even if we now seem to see some of the terminology as “tacky”. But the reason – even the pun – is right here!)

SSM “Balak” 2018

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The Sabbath Day teaching this week comes with another warning up front, this time because Mark is arguably even harder than usual – because the lesson of this parsha is! – on the ‘whore church’, and the paganism that now literally IS pervasive. When prominent politicians, pundits, and priests openly break oaths before a ‘god’ they either “know not,” or just plain lie about, and demonstrate “by their fruits” their utter contempt for His Word, we need to see the “coming battle” for what it is. And, yes, Mark uses some VERY strong language, because sometimes, blasphemy against His Ruach merits nothing less.

“Balak: Balam the Televangelist – and a Metaphor for Our Times”

 

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Parsha “Chukat”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

This week, Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship  teaches parsha “Chukat,” (Numbers chapters 19 through 21) and THE element described as the very essence of what a “chuk” is — aka “statute”, but really, ‘just DO IT because your Creator said to.’ This one is particularly poignant, because not only are the lessons NOT “done away with”, or obsolete, but some understanding of death is central to loving life, and living it in spite of challenges and worse.

The Erev Shabbat overview begins with that most famous, and perplexing ‘chuk’ of the Red Heifer. But it turns out that the story is far more intricate, and interconnected, than we may have thought.

SSM Chukat 2018

 

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The Sabbath Day teaching this week comes with a warning up front, because not only is the primary subject of this parsha DEATH, but Mark more than suggests that “death” has become so ingrained in this culture and ‘the church’ that the warnings, the metaphor, the ‘picture’ that YHVH is painting here has not only been lost in twisting and idolatry, but turned on its head.

“Chukat: Death Forces – and cycles of cleansing by Blood – Water – Word “

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

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaches the double-parsha “Acharei Mot / Kedoshim” (Leviticus/Vayikra chapters 16 through 20) — a portion that literally goes to the very heart of the ‘wicked fruit’ that describes why AmeriKa (in particular, but arguably the whole ‘WORLD’) may be in the process (birth pangs, if you will) of being “vomited out”.

The Erev Shabbat overview is again a look at the parsha “in order,” from what happens “after the death” (acharei mot) of Aaron’s two sons, to what might seem to be a disjointed set of miscellaneous statues and commandments that might SEEM like a “shotgun blast”, but do share a common thread. And, again, there’s not only a lot of the NOT ‘politically correct’ in there, but perhaps one of the Most Verbotten passages in the Bible. (It’s probably called a ‘hate crime’ on Kalifornia campuses of Higher Indoctrination if you even quote it!)

SSM Acharei Mot / Kedoshim 2018

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The Sabbath Day teaching continues with the major theme of why “boundaries” not only matter, but are being destroyed NOW, for obvious reasons.

Follow along as Mark again “pulls no punches,” and points out why Scripture “love” is properly seen as a verb (known by fruits) as opposed to a ‘feeling’, and twisting the meaning of that word, and the two most important commandments in Scripture as a consequence, are at the root of how evil is being called good.

 

<strong><em>Note: As you might suspect, there is Adult Content in this series.</em>

“Acharei Mot/Kedoshim: Boundaries Broken and Twisted ‘Love'”

 

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Parsha “Tazria-Metzorah”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaches the double-parsha “Tazria-Metzorah” (Leviticus/Vayikra chapters 12 through 15) and several very much related (but perhaps surprising!) Scriptures associated with a portion that has been described as everything from “BOOOORING!” to absolutely fascinating. Perhaps because it is SO ‘foreign’, in so many ways, to our experience. And that is part of the problem, and the fascination.

The Erev Shabbat overview begins with something that most of us have at least SOME understanding, or experience with, the ‘circumcision’. And — like so many of these Scriptures that we have “inherited lies” about — there’s a lot of the NOT ‘politically correct’ in there, too.

Note: As you might suspect, there is Adult Content in this series.

SSM Tazria/Metzorah 2018

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The Sabbath Day teaching continues with the major themes of ‘tzaraat’ (whatEVER that is!) and what connections, if any, there might be with “the tongue”, or the things which “come OUT of a man,” and “defile him”.

Follow along as Mark again “pulls no punches,” and points out why Scripture refers to TWO ‘whoring houses’ (northern and southern kingdoms, Samaria and Jerusalem, Oholah and Ohilibah, Israel and Judah, and, yes, he suggests, modern rabbinic ‘Pharasaic’ Judaism, and pagan Romanized churchianity) and BOTH of them were exiled ‘for CAUSE’ (idolatry/adultery)

“Tazria/Metzorah: TWO Whoring Houses, and Evil Tongues, and the Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cup Dilemma”

 

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“Pesach 1”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaches the Torah and related portions having to do with this season, and the first of the Spring Feasts.

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching begins with the for each house to select a lamb — of either sheep OR goats — for the instruction that follows. And it is THAT instruction which has been so neglected, and explains much of why “we are where we are”.

The central message of ‘the telling,’ is that we are to TELL, and TEACH, our children. Many of us have to learn it now, because our fathers’-fathers’-fathers’ have failed for so long to do so!

SSM Pesach – first Sabbath – 2018

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The Sabbath Day teaching is a deeper look at what Mark contends are two houses, each with a part of the Larger Truth, and yet each with a “selective blindness”. What follows will undoubtedly upset a lot of people who have never heard the actual story, “as Written,” of what, when, and how, these ‘prophetic pictures’ actually unfolded.

Follow along as Mark takes an detailed look at ‘the four Gospels’, and compares what they say to what we have been TOLD they should have said. And, yes, there are clearly errors, and contradictions, even in the King James. And when we “study to show ourselves approved,” we can in fact TELL the Story, as Written.

Thus begin the Spring Feasts.

“Pesach, Unleavened Bread, and the Many Twistings that Follow when we FAIL the Telling”

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“Tzav”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa takes a look the second, in sequence now, of ‘those’ detailed, and therefore, often ignored (like so much of that “Olde” Testament…) portions of Scripture; Parsha “Tzav,” Leviticus/Vayikra chapters 6 through 8.) And this one is perhaps even more “NOT politically-correct” than the last one. Especially given the season!

It’s also again true that not only is there much more to this one “than meets the eye,” and in this case, it’s because Yahushua warned that what He REALLY taught we be ‘offensive’ to many…especially when they claim to be honoring Him.

Starting with the Erev Shabbat overview…

SSM Tzav 2018

These teachings are available live each week via Paltalk, in the “Walking Torah with Shabbat Shalom Mesa” room (interactively, via www.paltalk.com) and also simulcast at
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The Sabbath Day teaching this week continues from there and will no doubt be just as offensive to many. That’s OK; as Mark explains up front, not only are we to “speak His Truth boldly,” as we ought to, but to “sigh and cry” at the “abominations” that are being done…often ‘in His Name,’ even if they don’t really KNOW it.

The difference between His “Appointed Times,” starting with Pesach and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and a pagan substitute, named for a fake “goddess”, is literally a matter of “life and death”.

“Tzav: From Korbon to ‘chametz’, and Then Even Bunnies and Ishtar Eggs”

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“Vayechi”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for the parsha in the Book of Bereshiet/Genesis – “Vayechi”. (Parsha “Vayechi,” Genesis 47:28 through the end).

The Erev Shabbat overview concludes with first the end of the life of Yakov, and his blessings to both Ephraim and Manasseh, and then the other sons forming the “twelve tribes,” followed by the end of Yosef as well:

SSM Vayechi 2017

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The Sabbath Day teaching this week looks at the end of the Book of Genesis, the prophetic blessings of the sons of Yakov, and what might even be called “post-Genesis GAP theory” —
just how did they end up in that kind of bondage anyway?

And can we see how elements that resulted in the northern kingdom (divided Israel) both splitting from Judah, and then ending in bondage and exile, ought to look so incredibly familiar.

“Vayechi: Sons, substitution, and ‘Who’s are WE?”

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“Mikketz”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for the continuing saga of the “Suffering Servant,” Yosef/Joseph, and how THE Plan of YHVH continues to play out, in the second part of a series of parsha “cliff-hangers”. (Parsha “Mikketz,” Genesis 41:1 – 44:17. And a look at I Maccabees, and Zechariah 2-4, too.)

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching again covers the story itself, from Pharoah’s TWO dreams to the ‘cliff-hanger,’ as at least PART of Yosef’s plan — but not evidently YHVH’s —
comes to a conclusion.

SSM Miketz 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week again really covers a LOT of ground. How interesting is it that this parsha usually coincides with the time of Chanukah? (And, yes, there’s a LOT of ‘tradition’ around this one, but that’s only PART of the story!)

Yosef’s story is that of a man who looks a look like a “harbinger”, or “type/shadow”, if you prefer, of at least one potential picture of the Meshiach then still yet-to-come. And while he literally brings ‘salvation’, to “preserve life” — what happens thereafter is a people who descend into slavery.

Why were there (so far as we know) not any “Egyptian Preppers?”

The answer to THAT question seems to tie, Mark suggests, closely to the OTHER story that fits in so many ways for this “time and season” — the tyranny and Evil of yet another time in history where the parallels, and the lessons, are too important, even if unsavory, to be ignored.

“Mikketz: I Love it when a PLAN comes together…
Messiah, and NOT…and what does <em>that </em>have to do wih Channukah? “

 

“Yom Kippur”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaches two sessions on the Torah portions associated with Yom Kippur, the “Day of Atonement.”

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching includes a look at several of the references which have to do directly with this, the most solemn day among the Moedim of YHVH, including Leviticus chapter 16, and chapter 23:25-32, as well as some related discussion of the specifics of what we can — and SHOULD — still do, and some of the important elements from that which we can NOT, but will still find understanding from study.

SSM Yom Kippur 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching continues the theme of the ‘chuk’ associated with the “two goats” and the fact that, often, we are commanded about such a statute without understanding “why?” And perhaps the story of the prophet Jonah’s mission to Ninevah — at least so far as he was concerned — resonates with us similarly today.

Yom Kippur — Lessons from Goats to Ninevah

“Ha’azinu”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa the next-to-last parsha in the annual Torah cycle this week, “Ha’azinu”, from Deuteronomy chapter 32; aka the second and final “Song of Moses”.

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching begins by invoking those SAME two witnesses – heaven and earth – that are STILL around, and still witness that His Instruction has NOT changed. And there’s a warning in here, too, that should sound familiar, even repetitive, but perhaps it’s repeated because it’s still all too often ignored.

SSM Ha’azinu 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching is a look at THE ‘question’ some folks have been asking for months – “do you believe the September 23 end-of-the-world ‘sign’??”

And yet here we are in the beginning of the Fall Feasts – the Moedim of YHVH we have been told to remember and do, as best we can, here in exile – forever. Which ‘signs’ are we going to pay attention to? And do we know the times and the seasons anyway?

Ha’azinu — the REAL signs to watch!