Archive for the ‘Sabbath’ Category

“Shmini” – and the Passover week – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for an two-part look at this week’s Torah portion, associated with both “Shmini,” (Lev. 9-11) and the issues surrounding the week of Pesach/Passover.

This time the Erev Shabbat overview includes the story of Aaron’s sons Nadav and Abihu, their offering of “strange fire,” and subsequent deaths, as well as the necessity to discern the difference between the clean and the unclean.

SSM Shmini 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week starts with the importance of that discernment — between the “holy” and downright abominably “profane” — and explores the reason why “Easter” can NOT be pleasing to Him, whether we feel good about pagan traditions or not.  Turns it, it really IS a matter of “life and death.”

“Shmini – the Eighth day and a pagan ‘goddess’ ”

“Tzav”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for an two-part look at this week’s Torah portion, “Tzav,” from Leviticus chapters 6 through 8.

This time the Erev Shabbat overview continues the instruction about “korbon,” or offerings of various types, and deals most specifically with the priests (cohenim, including Aaron and his sons) and their responsibilities.  The perhaps more salient question today is, “what do we learn from all of that NOW?”

SSM “Tzav” 7 April, 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week “waxes a bit more philosophical” than some others, because both the concept of “sacrifice” and things that apply to both priests (cohenim) and the mishkan or temple, all no longer exist.  But the lessons, and the lies we’ve inherited, absolutely do — and the lessons are arguably more important than ever!

“Tzav – Mercy and NOT ‘zebach’ ”

“From Shemot into Vayikra”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for an two-part look at this week’s Torah portion, which completes the Book of Exodus, and continues into the first of Vayikra, aka Leviticus, through chapter 5.

This time the Erev Shabbat overview finishes the story of the Mishkan at the end of Exodus, and continues – as does the story – right into the next Book.

SSM Pekudei into Vayikra – 2017

 

The Sabbath Day teaching this week addresses one of THE central conflicts between both of the ‘idolatrous houses’ exiled for rebellion to YHVH, and the idea of ‘sacrifice’ that so often separates them. Both can be wrong, for different reasons. And if we do not understand why Scripture is SO specific about ‘korbon’, and the distinctions, we can – and have – “inherited lies from our fathers.”

“Vayikra, UNintentional Sin, Rebellion, and the Big Lie”

 

“Vayakhel”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for an two-part look at this week’s Torah portion (parsha “Vayakhel”, Exodus chapters 35 through 40) which FOLLOWS the rebellion of the ‘golden calf’ with ANOTHER repetition of the details of building the ‘mishkan’, or tabernacle. What’s THAT about?

As usual, the Erev Shabbat summary tells the story in detail, along with some key points, like the fact that these repeated descriptions literally BRACKET the golden calf story.

SSM Vayakhel 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week again “pulls no punches” — again with reference to the Big Lies today, including much of churchianity. But even though the details of building the tabernacle in the wilderness might not SEEM to have much to teach us today, the opposite is – as so often turns out to be – TRUE.

“Whoever has a willing heart, let him ASK for…
…wisdom, discernment, Truth, and more…”

“Bemidbar” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa as we begin the study of a new Book, Numbers in the English, but “Bemidbar,” or In the Wilderness, from the Hebrew (Numbers 1:1 through 4:21).

And it starts with a “head count”, and continues through the what and why of the Levites who “take the place of” the firstborn. During the Erev Shabbat overview, Mark takes a look at the specifics, and why these numbers should give us an insight that buying into the lie that ‘the Law is done away with’ will NEVER provide:

Bemidbar 2016

This time the Sabbath Day teaching goes even further afield, and certainly even more politically INcorrect, than even the numbers themselves reveal. There is a VERY good reason that when YHVH commands a census, He is counting “Who is Mine!” and why we need to understand exactly what that means:

“Counting, numbering, registering, voting, and OWNING“

“Bechukotai” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a look at this week’s Torah portion, “Bechukotai,” (Leviticus 26:2 through the end of the Book).

This week the instruction from YHVH begins, with a single key word:
“IF…”

Which is where Erev Shabbat teaching picks up.

Bechukotai 2016

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark delves even more deeply than usual into the question of what possible relevance does THIS instruction – which seems to apply specifically to “the Land” – have to do with us?

“7 times 7 times 7 times 7 reasons to ‘Come out of her’ – NOW!”

 

“Emor” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a look at this week’s Torah portion, “Emor,” from Leviticus 21 through 24.

As it turns out, there are – or certainly at least were – set apart people, or Kohenim, and things, like the temple furnishings, and places, like the Mishkan.

But, too often overlooked, since we’ve inherited so many lies by now, there are set apart TIMES, too.

All of these are explored first, in the Erev Shabbat teaching.
SSM Emor 2016

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark is even a bit more blunt than usual, because the topic demands nothing less. Sometimes if we desire to understand what it means to be “set apart”, it’s very helpful to know, “from WHAT?”

And here’s a question that really hits home. What does it mean to “serve Him”? Perhaps we’ve been lied to on that score, too.

“Time to be set apart”

…so, be ready, “in season and out,” to explain what that means.

 

 

“Acharei Mot” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa from the mountains of southern Colorado for an in-depth examination of this week’s Torah portion, the related haftorah (Ezekiel 22) and how it is still every bit as relevant, even when we remain in exile, as it has been throughout history.

Warning: Not only does this week’s parsha contain “adult content”, but it also may be unsuitable for ‘milk drinkers’.

First, the Erev Shabbat teaching, where Mark generally covers the entire parsha (Leviticus chapters 16 through 18) from start to finish:

Acharei Mot 2016

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark “takes off the gloves” (OK, even more than usual ? ) and tackles the utterly politically-INcorrect elements of this part of Scripture in particular that show why so many of the lies we have “inherited from our fathers” are not only exactly that — but lead to Death:

Love is NOT all there is: The subtle and NOT so subtle reasons for “discrimination”

 

“Pesach – final day” – teaching from Mark Call at Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa from the mountains of southern Colorado a bit of ‘potpourri’ of Scriptures related to the week of Unleavened Bread, and what follows.

First, two looks at elements of the Passover Seder which perhaps don’t get as much attention as he suggests they should.

The Erev Shabbat teaching begins with current events and then the relevance of Exodus chapter 12:

Erev Shabbat pre-Pesach 2016

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark focuses a bit more on things that tend to get overlooked in our “chametz-soaked” politically-correct world, and what we therefore should NOT forget:

“Father Knows Best”

The final days of Pesach Week 2016 begin on Erev Shabbat with another comparison of current events with prophecy, and a reading from Exodus 14:22 through the middle of chapter 16:

Final day Week of Unleavened Bread 2016

During the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark first looks briefly at a “teaser” for the regular parsha (coming next) of “Achre Mot,” and the admonition of things we are NOT to do that they did in Egypt, and also in pagan Canaan – but Amerika now wallows in. Since the Passover is about “freedom from bondage” — in SO many ways! — and yet bondage and death is equally key to what “this world” seems intent on fomenting…

Freedom from Bondage – through the 8th Day 2016

 

“Tzav” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa, by Mark Call

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Parsha “Tzav,” (Leviticus chapters 6 through 8) begins with Moshe being told to COMMAND (‘tzav’) Aaron and his sons by YHVH, again concerning “korbon” or offerings, as the previous parsha, but this time with their part of the instruction.

In the first recording, for Erev Shabbat, Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa discusses those differences, and again the concept of “korbon,” as well as the process for their anointing and sanctification as priests (‘cohenim’) of YHVH.

Tzav 2016

 

The Sabbath day teaching again starts there and continues to some of the deeper, and even more unsettling questions – particularly on a weekend where paganism proves Yahushua’s repeated point (from Mark chapter 7, et al) that “by your traditions” you have made the “commandments of Yah of NO EFFECT.”  (Regular readers and listeners will already understand why “3 days and 3 nights” could NOT possibly be correctly counted from any “friday” (good, or otherwise) and how the ‘high holy day’ associated with the Feast of Unleavened Bread fits during the week of Pesach/Passover.)

“The Ishtar sun-god-day story, and the Irony of UNintentional Sin”