Was Noah just lucky understanding not only the difference between the clean and unclean, but also the sanctity of the altar, OR did he have the Torah, handed down from the Garden of Eden?
Evidence throughout Genesis is that they had the FULL Torah, God’s Instructions in righteousness, from the beginning. Therefore, the Torah, is for all mankind.
More evidences to come in this series.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
No reading of the ‘Christmas’ story is complete without John 1, yet these verses pose a sizable challenge to Christian theology if we stop and really take a look at them.
Have you ever considered the implication of these verses? Jesus, or by His Hebrew name, Yeshua, was with God in the beginning and was (is) God. Easy, right? Not so fast, my friend!
What are the implications of the Messiah being present from the beginning? Continue reading “Difficult verses in the ‘Christmas’ story, p.4”
Reading this portion, Genesis 6:9-11:32, reminded me of a question I have not found a good answer to….yet. Maybe some of you have thoughts you are willing to share.
The Noach portion has clear lessons for those living in the last days, and I think some explicit details are meant to be unlocked and understood. So, the recurring question: What is the significance of the VERY specific dates in the text regarding the day it began and the day it ended? Lengths of phases, I.e. rain for 40 days, dry for 40, etc are important, but the specificity of dates is a bold highlight in the text. What is the relevance?
I learned today from Ray Gardner that this Portion, Noach, is his favorite Torah Parasha because of all the end times themes. I have posted his Study Notes on the Torah Portion Page. While my favorites are the Joseph portions, I have to say that Noach ranks very high on my list. So much so that one of the most useful insights I have gleaned from Noach, I have made into several different teachings. You may really enjoy these as a means of sharing the Truth with others.
First, an image from YouVersion friend, Steve King:
This portion offers an amazing defense of the seventh day Sabbath. Here are several version of the teaching Continue reading “Noach, some useful stuff…”
…. then, ‘keep His Covenant and remember His precepts to DO them.’
(Yeshua/Jesus only offers freedom back into Covenant, not freedom from Covenant…)
Ephraim and Rimona Frank’s Torah study notes this week focused on the word עקב ekev , meaning ‘because.’ The same word is used in Genesis 26:5…”because עקב Abraham kept…” The same letters mean ‘heel’ and are the root of Ya’acov, meaning ‘heel grasper.’
Pondering how the ‘heel-because’ connection directly relates to ‘walk.’.
“Keeping and doing” is our ‘walk’ and the ‘because’ for Yehovah’s ‘keeping and doing’ of His Covenant.
On several occasions in the Torah we see Moshe having a conversation with Yehovah concerning Israel’s obstinance. Numbers 14:11ff relays one such conversation, while Exodus 32:9-14 relays another.
9 The Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people. 10 Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation.” 11 Then Moses entreated the Lord his God, and said, “O Lord, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? 12 Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, ‘With evil intent He brought them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth’? Turn from Your burning anger and change Your mind about doing harm to Your people. 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants to whom You swore by Yourself, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens, and all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.’” 14 So the Lord changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people.
Moshe’s defense in both instances cited is that Yehovah would defame His Name among the nations if He went back on His word or broke His oath. Essentially, if God does NOT keep His promises to physical Israel, then He is a liar!
Some may claim the promises Continue reading “Moses was right…”
The correct priority of Scripture is sequential. We should start at the beginning. Paul tells us that a later covenant cannot contradict an earlier covenant. Neither can a later scripture contradict an earlier one. If there were such a contradiction, it would mean that one of the scriptures was wrong (in which case it isn’t Holy scripture) or that God had changed His mind (in which case He is inconsistent and fallible). The correct priority of Scripture starts with the Torah.
D. Thomas Lancaster, Restoration, Pg. 52
Christendom’s opinion is precisely opposite the above quote from Lancaster. I can’t tell you how many times it has been expressed or implied that ‘we can’t understand the Old Testament without the New.’ In fact, the very structure of seminary courses, the pattern of preaching habits and the plethora of theological books reveal that Christendom spends roughly 85% of their time in the last 1/3 of the Bible with little or no understanding of the first 2/3rds apart from a few prooftexts.
Yeshua on the other hand, spoke nothing of Himself, but continually pointed to the Tanak Continue reading “Correcting Our Paradigm”
… Uh, there is none. Look it up: Jeremiah 31:31
Are you grafted in? Do you know what that REALLY means?
Read RT: Grafting