Posts Tagged ‘ani YHVH’

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)


The alternative link via Hebrew Nation Radio:

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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And finally, the podcast page for the HNR files are all here.

Parsha “Shemot”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa”

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

This week’s parsha, Shemot, (Exodus 1 through 6:1) begins the Book of the same name, and the story which forms the literal archetype for deliverance.

And it begins – and ultimately ends – in the story of rebellion and obedience. The Big Question is at the heart of the matter: WHO do we serve?

First, the Erev Shabbat review of the whole story, which does being with “shemot”, the “names,” those sons of Israel who came into Mitzraim (Egypt), those midwives who names, Shiphrah and Puah, are memorialized BECAUSE they weren’t familiar with the GIV (“Government Inspired Version) of Romans 13 and obeyed Yah rather than some man who thought he was ‘god,’ and finally THE Name of YHVH Himself, the key to the Whole Story:

SSM “Shemot” 2018


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The Sabbath Day teaching continues from the point where five of the most important, heroic women in all of Scripture demonstrate the key difference between obedience and rebellion (it IS about Who we serve!) and why the patterns of bondage and obedience to the RIGHT Master is still so vital. Perhaps more so than ever, given that virtually everything in Scripture is now so NOT-PC…

“Shemot: The named, the UN-named, and His Name… heroines vs heretics”


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The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections via the HNR page are up here.