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“Terumah” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for another two-part look at this week’s Torah portion (parsha “Terumah”, Exodus 25:1 through 27:19).

The Erev Shabbat overview introduces the first detail concerning the Mishkan (‘tabernacle’) and begins a look at why this apparent “digression” from the main story happens NOW:

SSM Terumah 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching this week is itself a digression of a sort, since it seems that — like the ancient Israelites — we, too, are at a major crossroads, and a story that seems to have paused, while heading for a climax.  There’s FAR more here than might meet the eyes, from pi to parables:

Why THIS digression, now?

 

“Shemot” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for this two-part look at the first parsha in a new book, Exodus, aka “Shemot” (Ex. 1:1-6:1)

The Erev Shabbat complete story overview:

SSM Shemot 2017

The Sabbath Day teaching addresses the story of so many people in Scripture — especially in this parsha — who “feared God” more than Pharoahs, Popes, or even Presidents, and disregarded the Authorized Clergy Response Team Official IRS-Approved Version of Romans 13 — “as Twisted.”

Shemot – Midwives – and the Clergy Response Team Romans 13 Big Lie

“V’zot HaBracha” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “V’zot Ha Bracha” (Deuteronomy chapter 33 through the End of the Book).

  • Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.

The Erev Shabbat includes not only the last two chapters of the Torah, but a bit of interesting ‘tradition’ as well, in that the last parsha is sometimes read along with the Beginning, too, starting with Genesis/Bereshiet chapter 1.

SSM V’zot HaBracha 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching wraps up the Torah, and the Fall Feasts with some observations about where we are now, “on the cusp”, and how the corresponding readings from both Joshua chapter 1 and the Ezekiel 38-39 war might apply:

“V’zot Ha Bracha – and Kazakh! Especially now…”

 

 

“V’etchanan” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “V’etchanan” (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11).

  • Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching this week emphasizes what He does: that we are to hear and obey and keep and DO His “statutes, judgments, and commandments”.

SSM V’etchanan 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching begins with the concept that THIS parsha is arguably THE single teaching from the Torah that might be called the “GoTo Parsha” for those who ask key questions as they attempt to “come out of” the world’s Whore Church.
“Keep My commandments – and DO!”

 

“Pinchas” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Pinchas” (Numbers chapter 25 through 29).

Note: These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching this week begins with what is arguably one of the most “problematic” stories in Scripture, of the ‘zealot’ Pinchas (Phineas) — who without hesitation kills two people “in the act” — and simultaneously stays a plague that had already killed 24,000 people. How does what follows fit in?

SSM Pinchas 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching explores the real issue of “zealotry”. Clearly such actions are perilous. When does it “cross the line”?

“Jealous? Or ‘zealous’? Listening to the ‘still small voice’

“Shelach Lekha” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Beha’alotcha” (Numbers chapter 13 through 15).

  • Note:  These are available every Shabbat during the on-line services at 6:30 PM Mountain Time, and the Sabbath Day teaching broadcast live via links in both Paltalk and Shoutcheap.

The Erev Shabbat overview teaching includes the story of another one of the most difficult incidents in the Torah, as well as the first recorded attempt at “democracy” in recorded history.  It is a tough lesson, but one that remains vital to our understanding today:

Shelach 2016

The Sabbath Day teaching combines elements from at least two disparate, but very much related, turning points in history:

the story of the ‘spies’ and the First Recorded Vote in history,

and the signing of the Declaration of Independence,

both of them arguably even more crucial today than ever:

“Why not believe Him?”

 

 

“Beha’alotcha” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Beha’alotcha” (Numbers chapter 8 through 12).

This week’s parsha marks another clear “turning point” in Scripture. Like the story from the Garden of Eden in Genesis chapter 3, or the story of the ‘golden calf’ at Mount Sinai, it’s a time of leaving, and people being people – again.

The Erev Shabbat total overview again covers the “whole story” – from lighting of the lamps on the menorah laying hands on the Levites, through the story of Aaron, and Miriam’s tzaraas to why Moses just isn’t like other prophets.

Behalotcha 2016

But it’s the issue of prophecy – then and now – and the ‘turning points’ that we face — again, then and now — that go ‘front and center’ during the Sabbath day teaching:

Tests of character – or – what constitutes a ‘prophet of YHVH’?

 

 

“Naso” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa for a study of the parsha “Naso” (Numbers 4:21 through chapter 7).

And let’s be clear up front. This one, to paraphrase Shaul/Paul, is about the “meat” of Scripture, not milk. And in a world of paganized “xtianity” where much of what calls itself the ‘Body of Christ’ is not even ready for water — and as Yahushua promised — many will be “offended”.

But it is time for all of us to speak His Truth “boldly” – as we ought to.

First, from Erev Shabbat, the overview of the entire fascinating — and even repetitive — Torah portion. This is the longest parsha in Scripture; it contains some of the most critical concepts in Scripture, especially now, and also among the most “overlooked”.

Naso 2016

 alternate link via WayToZion to Erev Shabbat Naso 2016

It is again the Sabbath Day teaching where the Torah portion, and the Scriptures that depend upon it, become such an indictment to a world, even a “church,” which “honors Me with their lips” — but “their hearts are far from me.”

How can we possibly come OUT of something, if we don’t even recognize the whoring and lies that resulted in the Exile to begin with?

 

“What fellowship has whoring with the ‘body of …”another jesus“…’ ?”

alternate link to Naso Sabbath Day teaching

Mark Call – “Kedoshim” – teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa from the mountains of southern Colorado for a look at this week’s Torah portion, “Kedoshim,” from Leviticus 19 and 20.

What the heck does it mean to be “holy”?

First, the Erev Shabbat teaching, where that question is answered directly, from “beginning to end” of the parsha.  And, this week, current events are a major part of that story:

Kedoshim SSM 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?”

“Practical Holiness”

 

And the urgency has never been more obvious.

 

 

 

Who can make war with the Beast?

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

It is increasingly hard to argue that a major breakdown is in progress throughout most of the world on many fronts…from social norms, to economic collapse , to the multi-front potential for war. History has demonstrated repeatedly that war generally follows economic breakdown, and the world is close to explosion on both fronts.

But there are other things described in prophecy which can truly bring “men’s hearts to fail” for fear.

Several well-known scientists and technology magnates have come forward recently to claim that what REALLY scares them is the possibility, even likelihood, of rogue “artificial intelligence”, or AI, and the potential for autonomous killing robots; literally, AI that decides that they – just like power mad dictators – want to play god.

Meanwhile, the military already has plans and contracts for what they call “LAWS,” for Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (although Lawless is certainly closer to the truth). Miniaturized spy drones called “Cicadas” have already been announced, to destroy any remaining vestiges of places where Big Brother is not already watching, and swarms of killer locust drones are not far behind. Nor are they hard to find in some Biblical prophecies.

And that’s literally just the beginning. The now-obvious “War on Cash” is a clear precursor, and necessary element, of the ‘mark’, without which no one will be allowed to “buy or sell.” Mandated vaccines are openly discussed, along with bio-engineered killer viruses to scare the sheeple into submission. (And CDC even holds the patents on many.) Practice runs for martial law– or conditioning exercises, take your pick – like Jade Helm 15, are on the immediate horizon. And even ‘earthquakes in many places,’ and asteroid impacts, are on the rise.

In so many ways, what seems to be coming for the whole world is beginning to look like the worst science fiction nightmare imaginable…literally a combination of the movie Terminator meets Minority Report, with shades of everything from War of the Worlds to Armageddon thrown in for good measure.

And as a result, people who DO have “eyes to see” and who “know the times and the seasons” may sometimes find the future overwhelming. Even hopeless. And that, clearly, is the intended message, even by design: “You can’t possibly fight it! So, go back to sleep.”

Most people will.

Even the prophecy in Revelation 13:4 seems to ask a similar question. “Who can make war with the Beast?”

That kind of attitude, and that type of deception, ultimately leads to one of just two paths:

Either the path of the Oblivious, to oblivion. Or the path of Obedience, to Him, and His salvation.

The irony of what is happening, and it is exactly what Scripture not only prophecies, but has shown in history, is that the worse things appear to be, the more we must recognize that His Word is true. Furthermore, that He “will do nothing, but” that He first reveals “…His secret unto his servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7)

Just as the most-repeated ‘signature line’ in the Book of Exodus, “ani YHVH,” demonstrated that He is Who He says He is, and will keep His promises, it was also necessary for His purposes that all of Israel see, first-hand, His salvation. And it happened in the most extreme of circumstances!

When the assembled army and chariots of Pharoah looked down on the masses of the tribes of Israel, they were trapped; literally, between the “devil and the deep blue sea.” So far as any “rational observer” would have been concerned, there was no possible escape. Those of the mixed multitude who looked up to the high ground, toward the most fearful military power on Earth, certainly knew that, short of the most incredible miracle they had ever seen (and these folks had already seen a LOT of ’em!) they were dead.

And that was the key. Not just Israel, said YHVH, but even all of the Egyptions, shall KNOW that ani YHVH! The people of Israel, however, were “sore afraid,” and they whined their disapproval. And yet Moshe uttered the most-repeated command in Scripture, “Fear not!” and told them to “see the Salvation of YHVH!

Is there another “parting of the Sea” event in our future?

One thing is for certain. If the Great Regathering described in prophecy is to follow the Great Exile – and many witnesses confirm that understanding – then it makes sense that the Miracle He has planned will be even more impressive, even more dramatic, and even more undeniable that He IS Who He says He is!

Who can make war with the Beast? Certainly not any of us, in our human frailty. But, that same story told us that YHVH is the Master of War!

Doesn’t it make perfect sense, and comport precisely with the Character of Yah that we have seen outlined so perfectly in Scripture, that all of the world will, in His appointed time, see the Salvation of Yah in the way that He has already planned? And that what He has purposed, He will do?

Not one of those sci-fi nightmare movies has the right ending. And we know why.

But what is coming will be “one for the ages.”

I, for one, can hardly wait.