Happy Tabernacles!

We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.

Psalm 132:7


As we remember all our Heavenly Father has done, remember the arrival of our Messiah, and look forward to the marriage supper of The Lamb –  Have a blessed Feast of Tabernacles, and Happy Sukkot!

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Does it Get Easier?

Overwhelmed mothers all over the social media groups ask for affirmation that their current troubles will improve. “My twins are four months. Please tell me it gets easier?!” 

Well. . . Not really.  There is a major trade-off for every improvement in parenting. You’ll be able to do housework once the baby can go four hours between feedings, but there will still be more work than you can complete. Babies won’t need to be carried everywhere forever. You’ll merely have to chase them down all day.  The child will learn to vocalize his needs, but then you must consistently monitor and correct mean and disrespectful attitudes behind the words. Little ones grow to care for their own physical needs, but they require your wisdom on complicated and deeply emotional matters.


Apply this to parenting, but also work, marriage, grief, faith, skill, lessons, health — life doesn’t get easier; you get stronger. The seasons change, but with every improvement of your situation, there will be a regression of some sort, another pressure to endure. Like the winds on a mighty cedar tree, our circumstances may stir or bend us. They do not cease, but we grow in strength.

“The righteous one flourishes like a palm tree, He grows like a cedar in Leḇanon. Those who are planted in the House of יהוה Flourish in the courts of our Elohim. They still bear fruit in old age; They are fresh and green, To declare that יהוה is straight, My rock, and in Him is no unrighteousness.”

‭‭Tehillim (Psalms)‬ ‭92:12-15‬ ‭TS2009‬‬

Daddy Fix It

Many Scriptures make better sense when you’re rearing children. “To have faith like a child,” used to sound like pretending that the pain doesn’t exist, or to remove our negative reactions and try to restore our former ignorance. 

Now, I see my daughter. No matter what goes wrong, what is broken, or how badly something has been damaged, she responds with a happy, “Daddy fix it.” The clothes washer was out of balance, the toilet didn’t refill, a hairband snapped. Her instant reaction remained, “Uh oh!…Daddy fix it.” 

Now, the washer had to go to a repair shop. The toilet filled on its own. The hairband was thrown away. She still relies on Daddy to fix anything, simply because he does fix the majority of our broken things.

How much more can we rely on the Heavenly Father?

When relationships are at an impasse, Abba fix it. 

Money gets tight. Abba fix it. 

Hearts break. Abba fix it. 

Loved ones are lost. Abba fix it. 

Evil increases. Abba fix it.

We don’t know what to do. Abba fix it.

We don’t know when, or by what means He will heal us and put things right. There is no need to force our own solutions as Abraham’s wife, Sarah, did. With the faith of a child, we can still smile and be satisfied that by the end of time Abba will fix it.

“On the Mountain” Torah Portion

 

Leviticus 25-26:2 Every seven years, the fields have a Sabbath to lay fallow.  Every fifty years is the Jubilee, a release of all debts and return to original family land claims. Houses in a walled city may be redeemed within a year; they are not released in the Jubilee.  Levites, however, have no sizable land holdings, and their cities and houses are their possession in the land.  Levites’ city houses must be released, like other tribes’ land holdings.  When a brother is down, do not treat him harshly.

Jeremiah 32:6-27 Even as the city was falling, there was a promise of returning His people to Israel.

Luke 4:16-21  Yashua reads Isaiah 61, proclaiming release and Jubilee.

Galatians 5:1-13 Salvation is not in circumcision, but freedom comes from Yashua.

Psalm 119:1-8  His Law is blessing.  Though not the means of salvation, it is a blessing upon our living and our relationship with YHWH.

“After the Death” Torah Portion

Notes from My Torah Study

Leviticus 16 Authorities must atone for their own sins before making intercession for others.

(Plank out of your own eye, then help people with specks.)

Position does not make them infallible, but if anything, makes them more responsible for sin.

When he makes atonement, the priest has no audience, but the tangible presence YHWH, the only One Whom he should care to please.

Any leader should be thus humbled before his maker, mindful of his responsibility and conscious of the ultimate Authority Whom he must serve before thinking to please any mortal.

In obeying his God first, the leader is serving his fellow men best.

17 v.3&4 ???Does this apply to any slaughter for food, or only to slaughter for worship???

v.11 “…For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the slaughter-place to make atonement for your lives, for it is the blood that makes atonement for the life.”

18 Don’t live by Egyptian or Canaanite standards; do this YHWH’s way and live.

Ezekiel 22:1-19 America, fear and repent.

John 7 v.19 “Did not Mosheh give you the Torah? Yet not one of you does the Torah! Why do you seek to kill Me?” Yashuah had issue with those ignoring Torah.

v.24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” Forget appearances before an audience. Serve with righteousness.

Nehemiah 9 Given much, now we are servants and slaves.