Opportunities abound in each new
journey through the Torah and now is the time to prayerfully ask Abba
what He may have for you.
As most readers know, we are just a
couple Shabbats away from returning to the beginning and again taking
up the annual journey through the Torah portions. Each year I seek
what the Father would have me focus on as an overarching theme. In
some years I have shared from those studies and in others it has been
a more personal matter.
Well, this year, I will be paying
special attention to elements of headship, patriarchy, marriage,
roles of men and women as well as how this all plays out in community
with a goal of understanding more about the restoration of kol Israel
at the family and then clan levels. Blog co-author, Jeremy, and I
have the ambitious goal of releasing a weekly blog post sharing some
of what we are learning from each Torah portion.
We hope you will seek the Father and
see what His focus would be for you, and if He leads you to join us
on this journey, we ask you to participate in comment and discussion
after each weekly post. Pray for us and walk with us in this critical
A week ago, in our post titled Restoring Kol Israel: No more male or female?, we made a huge statement that many may have glossed over. Because it is so monumental, we need to go back and parse it with implications spelled out. Here is the quote:
To be clear, Yah is delivering these commands through Moses to the men of the households and it’s the man’s responsibility to teach them and discern correct application for his women.See post
As demonstrated earlier in the cited post, the Torah commands, over and over, as given by YHVH to Moshe, are specifically addressed to the men. While this understanding is not in conflict with most of Orthodox Judaism, it is a decided cut against the western egalitarianism and feminism that has overrun the church.
To review a couple things very quickly, our heart’s desire is to see kol Israel, all 12 (13) tribes restored. That cannot happen unless the most basic building block is restored. That building block is the man and, if he has one, his family. Call it what you will, manhood, masculinity, patriarchy, etc, the simple fact is that the structure of a nation cannot be assembled from broken or improperly functioning family building blocks. The basis of the entire structure that Yah designed and implemented is focused on the man leading his family. It began in Gan Eden with Adam and Chava.
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