Posts Tagged ‘grafted in’

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 “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’?”