Posts Tagged ‘two houses’

Parsha “Shoftim”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

Every week the Torah portion seems to cast new light on old evil, and demonstrate AGAIN why the people of Israel – BOTH houses! – were sent into exile, and still remain.

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship a two-step look at parsha “Shoftim” (Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9) and more in-depth examination of why blasphemy that “the Law was done away with” is one of the Biggest Lies in all human history. The fruit, for those with “eyes to see” is increasingly impossible to ignore, and there are far more than two or three witnesses to the Truth of what is being revealed.

The Erev Shabbat overview of the portion:

SSM “Shoftim” 2019

The Hebrew Nation Radio alternative link is here:

There IS one dramatic change to the ‘context’ of the instruction in this parsha that illustrates just how far we’ve come down the path to “as it was in the time of Noah,” and it highlights the central theme of Mark’s deeper look into the lesson this week:

We have been exiled from the land, where almost everything that is being openly bragged about by those who so clearly and viscerally hate Yahuah would have carried a death penalty, once proven on the testimony of those two or three witnesses. How can we “put away the evil from the midst” of us, when virtually the whole world now SERVES it? And it’s those who try to “hear and obey” Him that now fear being shadow-banned, shunned, de-platformed, and red-flagged if they don’t pretend to be sociopaths as well? (Even though we are also commanded NOT to fear them!)

Don’t miss this hard-hitting look at just exactly WHY “justice, JUSTICE!” is no longer an option from “shoftim” who aren’t.

“Shoftim: ‘Justice, justice’, or Innocent Blood?”

 

Alternative link via Hebrew Nation Radio:

The combined audio file is available as well, via the HNR page here.

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”

 

The alternative link via Hebrew Nation Radio:

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

Parsha “Pinchas”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a study of perhaps one of the most “problematic” portions in the Torah, “Pinchas” (Bemidbar/Numbers 25:10 through 3:1), because it describes the outright ‘killing-by-spear’ of two pagans, engaged in a pretty brazen act, not only right before Moshe, but the ‘whole congregation’ of Israel. And for that act, Pinchas is not tried for ‘murder,’ but given an ‘eternal covenant of peace’ by the Most High Himself.

This lesson is not only ‘timely’ – perhaps more now than ever before in our lifetimes – but incorporates one of those “jots and tiddles” that speaks literally VOLUMES to those with “eyes to see”, but doesn’t even get translated in the English renderings of the Bible. Truly, an example of what is worth “studying for ourselves” from His Word, as Written.

(Internet outages Friday evening – sure looked like a beta test! — so this is a single combined teaching this week)

“Pinchas: The ‘broken vav’, and what it says about ‘Mercy vs. Justice’ “

 

Alternate link via Hebrew Nation Radio page

Parsha “Korach”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a study of parsha “Korach” (Bemidbar/Numbers chapters 16 through 18), as well as some ‘compare and contrast’ from other parts of Scripture, and, yes, the ever more undeniable parallels with a world which is arguably in greater outright rebellion to Him than Korach even was.

But that is part of the ‘enigmatic’ nature of this story, too!

In the Erev Shabbat review, the story says a fellow named “Korach” (or Korah, in most English variants) took men and then began one of the prototypical rebellions in both the Bible, and history. And it ended dramatically, too. There is, of course, more to the story. Some of it you really don’t even see without a look back at some of the very revealing Hebrew words, which may not even show up in most translations.

SSM “Korach” 2019

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the story just begins there.

The Sabbath day message, as promised, takes a deeper look at that “rebellion”, and why it was punished so quickly, dramatically, and UNUSUALLY. And, perhaps, why other rebellions against YHVH seem to go unpunished as well. At least for a while.

 “Korach: Just a li’l bit o’ Blessing – or – Rebellion against Who?”

 

Alternative link via Hebrew Nation Radio:

 

The podcast page from HNR for the weekly teachings is here.

Parsha “Beha-alotecha”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a study of parsha “Beha-alotecha” (Bemidbar/Numbers chapters 8 through 12) and the related Scriptures that give us a bit more insight into the ‘cycles’ still being repeated.

In the Erev Shabbat review, the story begins with the instruction to Aaron via Moses concerning “when you light the lamps” of the menorah. That is followed by the cleansing, consecration, and even ‘waving’ of the Levites, who serve “in place of” the firstborn, what the silver trumpets are for, and a bit more of the story that has a WHOLE lot to say, both then and still, about human nature.

SSM “Beha-alotecha” 2019

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The Sabbath day message again explores the cycles of human history and Biblical prophecy. Mark-the-engineer begins by noting that cycles can be confusing, since they repeat, but unless we understand which PART of a cycle we are looking at, the pattern might only not be obvious, it might appear backward.

And from there he combines several of the continuing aspects of human nature evident in this week’s parsha, and a lot of things that we have HEARD, but which, out of context, we’ve also seen twisted…to the point where many of them have even been turned ‘upside down’.

“Beha-alotecha: Human Nature – the Opposite Half-Cycle – and Evil”

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The permalink page for the HNR podcast is here as well.

Parsha “Naso”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Naso” (Bemidbar/Numbers 4:21-7:89) where this time it’s things that are just generally “overlooked” by the “Bible-believing-but-Not-Really” church that really SHOULDN’T be!

In the Erev Shabbat review, we see the story begin with more numbers, this time of those who will ‘carry the burden’ of His sanctuary, which sets the stage. That is followed by two sets of commandments concerning those things that, because of their implications, most of xtianity does seem to ignore, and then the longest chapter in the Torah, and ‘most redundant’. But there are reasons for that, and even, as it turns out, a lesson in computer science for those with “eyes to see”.

SSM “Naso” 2019

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In the Sabbath day part of the message, Mark examines the “Things Overlooked” part of the parsha to show why they may be more important than we’ve been led to believe. What is it about Acts 21 that offends church dogma? And why is that cup of ‘the sota’, whether it’s referred to as “cup of trembling,” or “wrath”, or even “abominations” so central to a theme of the ‘torah of jealousy’ that ignoring the reasons WHY is easier than dealing with the idolatry?

“Naso: Things overlooked, or ‘Hellbound and Proud of It!”

The combined link is here via Hebrew Nation Radio.

 

Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – II Kings chapter 4

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

The Torah teachers continue the study of the post-split histories of the northern and southern kingdoms in II Kings chapter 4, and some of the miracles of the prophet Elisha.

 

 

Parsha “Behar”– teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Behar” (Leviticus chapters 25:1 – 26:2)  which again SOUNDS like a whole lotta ‘stuff’ that we’ve been told is “done away with”, and doesn’t matter anyway.  This week, though, it’s perhaps even more politically incorrect, because it goes to the heart of something that neither Big Brother nor his ‘whore Church’ even want you to think about.

In the Erev Shabbat review, Mark takes us through Sabbath not just for us, but ‘the land’, and why it is that evidently “proclaim liberty throughout the land” is oh-so-‘done-away-with.’  Instead, though, we have all kinds of slavery instead.

SSM Behar 2019

During the Sabbath day teaching, Mark again begins by noting that there’s a lot in the portion that is “Not PC” – yes, there really is a LOT of this lately, perhaps because those who prefer to call ‘evil,’ good, and then subsidize and mandate it, simply decide what IS ‘politically-correct’ based on what Scripturally-ISN’T.

We start with a quick review of other ‘verbotten’ topics that men have rewritten, to the point where people are now being kicked out of ‘churches’ (and, of course, off of Two-FacedBook) just for asking about them; from His Sabbaths and Moedim, to food (and what’s NOT), to marriage (or what now passes for it) — to another “third rail.” Just how “free indeed” are people who prefer lies and pleasant (so far) slavery to His Truth?

“Behar:  and Slavery, the new Third Rail”

 

Torah Teachers’ Round Table – Tanakh Edition – II Kings chapter 3 into 4

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

This week the Torah teachers continue the study of the histories after the splitting of the unified kingdom into Israel in the north, and Judah in the south, into the Book of II Kings, chapters 3 and 4.

 

 

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’?”