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.

A Comprehensive Guide to the Sabbath

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There remains a Sabbath rest.

 

A sister once asked why I observe and define Shabbat the way I do.  As a result of our correspondence, I compiled this list of Scriptural references and interpretations.  For any studying the Biblical Sabbath, or helping others understand Shabbat, here is a comprehensive guide.

Genesis 1-2:3 Days begin at evening; God worked for six days; He rested on the seventh and blessed it.

Exodus 16:16-30 He taught Israel to keep His Sabbath before they even got to Mt. Sinai.

Exodus 20:8-11 He gave His Sabbath in the Fourth Commandment.

Exodus 31:12-18 His Sabbath is given as a sign between Him and His people forever.

Exodus 35:1-3 Kindle no fires on the Sabbath. (Possibly meaning no fires for kilns, metalworking, or other production. The surrounding Scriptures are instructions for building the Tabernacle.  Likely, He did not want His people disregarding His Sabbath in their zeal to finish their work for Him.)

Leviticus 23:3 His Sabbath is given as a “convocation in all your dwellings.”

Numbers 15:29-36 A man purposefully “thumbed his nose” at God, defiantly gathering wood on His Sabbath – God didn’t put up with him.

Deuteronomy 5:12-15 His Sabbath is a remembrance of deliverance from Egypt.

Nehemiah 9:13-17 Nehemiah remembers how God gave His people His Sabbath, but they had acted proudly. He gave them grace despite their disobedience.

Nehemiah 10:31 The people rebuilding Jerusalem made an oath to keep His Sabbath.

Nehemiah 13:15-21 Nehemiah prevented business on God’s Sabbath to prevent repeated evil and judgment.

Isaiah 56:1-7 His Sabbath is a blessing to anyone who guards it, even the foreigner (Gentile) who joins himself to God.

Isaiah 58:13-14 His Sabbath is a delight.

Jeremiah 17:19-27 Guarding the Sabbath is a blessing. Ignoring it is a curse.

Matthew 12:1-16, Mark 2:23-3:6, Luke 6:1-11, John 5:8-18, Luke 13:10-17, Luke 14:1-6 Jesus rebuked the extra rules that the Jewish leaders had added to God’s Sabbath, which had made it a burden. He declared the Son of Adam as Master of the Sabbath.  He said it was for man’s benefit.  It is a day to help and bless.  He still regarded God’s Sabbath and did not abolish it.

Mark 1:21, Mark 6:2, Luke 4:16-21, Luke 4:31 Jesus observed with the congregations, taught, and healed on the Sabbath.

Mark 16:1, Luke 23:53-24:1 Jesus’ followers observed God’s Sabbath.

Acts 13:14 Jesus’ Apostles attended with the congregation on Sabbath – after His death and resurrection.

Acts 13:42&44 Gentiles begged to be taught on the Sabbath.

Acts 15:19-21 Rather than arguing about salvation, Paul asked the council to simply tell Gentiles to cease four sins immediately, and to let them learn the rest of Moses with the congregations each Sabbath.

Acts 16:13 They went to a place of prayer on the Sabbath.

Acts 17:2 Taught on the Sabbath.

Acts 18:4 Reasoned and taught every Sabbath.

Colossians 2:8-23 Do not be deceived or let the tradition of men judge you when you observe Sabbath – which is a shadow of what is to come.

Hebrews 4:3-12 There remains a Sabbath-keeping for the people of God.

 

May this assist your studies. Please do comment if you find errors in references, or know of other Scriptures that can help. Shalom!