Traveling home

I love to travel but must say, it is a

sickness. Somehow airports, security, sitting and food (airport and airplane) are either bad or worst.

We arrived at Ben Gurion early only to find out our flight is already delayed nearly two hours…. aaargh… so, we sit.

Boys were hungry and we all agreed on burgers… predictably

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Sowing and Reaping the Kingdom: Torah Commentary by Ardelle Brody

by Al McCarn on

Those who are familiar with Ardelle Brody’s Torah commentaries know the depth and breadth of her understanding of the Scriptures. We were pleasantly surprised this week to get a note from Ardelle asking to use quotes from Ten Part in the King in her weekly commentary. You will be blessed to read the lessons she has drawn from the annual counting of the omer – the 50 days between First Fruits and Shavuot (Pentecost). And, of course, we a blessed to read the kind words she includes about our book.

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Kingdom Implications of the Agricultural Progression of the 50 Days
Torah Commentary on Counting the Omer

Ardelle Brody
April 4, 2018


Once again, due to the week of Unleavened Bread, there is a skip in the regular Torah readings.

Yeshua spoke more about the Kingdom than any other topic. Why is this? Because the Kingdom is the completion of the covenant made with Avraham. We can expect that the evil one would be all about preventing the realization of the Kingdom. The 50 days of the counting of the omer are important days that picture the process of the restoration of all of Israel. Last year, I sent out the agricultural progression which occurs during these 50 days. It begins with the wheat seed and ends with the two loaves of leavened bread waved on Shavuot. I’m repeating this information and following it with a summary of a book that I would highly recommend you purchase, read, and share.

These fifty days are not a time to relax. This is a time to go to work. The barley farmers would be in an intense mode of knuckling down, because if the barley is not harvested, they could not tend to the wheat crop, which came hard on its heels. These days are a time to transform us into more refined people, so we can more easily be mingled into unified “loaves” for יהוה to enjoy. To learn our place in the scope of things, let’s take a close look at all the jobs that are involved in the process of making a loaf of bread and preparing it for the “wave offering” (which happens on Shavuot):

1. Sowing or Planting the Seed: the same Hebrew verb for “sowing” or “planting” translates as “scattering”. It was a common ancient practice to “broadcast” the seed from a bag hung over one’s shoulder, but this should also catch our attention, because we are a people “scattered” over the whole earth, longing to be re-planted in our native soil. Nothing can be reaped that was not first sown, nor will we reap something different than what we planted. Everything we reap is what we have sown – whether with our attitudes, thoughts, actions, or priorities. We should not expect to get something out of the harvest that we did not put into it. Continue reading this excellent commentary…

Taste and see that the Lord is good!!

While generally understood in a metaphorical sense, yesterday, I was reminded of the real physical sense that our Father expects us to understand His Word when it says,

Oh taste and see that the Lord is good! Ps. 34:8

We gathered with a dozen or more families yesterday to participate in a mock Seder (Passover) meal.  Most all of us will celebrate Passover in the coming day or so, but we had guests and visitors who had never experienced a Passover and, planning to celebrate with families in their homes for the first time, needed to ‘see’ and experience in order to more fully understand the meaning of the feast and how to lead it.

This will be about our sixth Passover and each is more rich than the previous as I learn and understand more fully the great depth of YHVH’s Word.  Yesterday was no different as I made new connections with Scripture and even this morning, I woke thinking, ‘Oh taste and see that the Lord is good!’

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Louis Farrakhan and I agree!? WOW!!!

Here is a clip of Louis Farrakhan that I can’t find anything I disagree with….  The amazing thing is that Farrakhan is more correct and righteous in this video clip than a majority of professing ‘Christians.’  Even more interesting, this clip is more relevant today than it was three years ago when it was posted.

First, a side note:  Scripture declares homosexuality is an ‘abomination.’  Scripture also declares that eating unclean is an ‘abomination.’ If the Church calls one an abomination, but not the other, they have just made themselves judges over the Word of God and made themselves irrelevant because their Standard ceases to be Yehovah’s Word and is now man’s cherry-picked position.  Selah…


Couple quick notes…

Counting hours to our flight to Israel!!  Can’t wait!!  Do, please, keep us and our purpose in prayer.  Especially, May 25-28!!

Ray Gardner contacted me yesterday evening.  He has been having computer issues.  As soon as they are cleared up, he’ll be getting me more Torah Portion Study notes.  Hang on, they are coming!!

shavuos-recipesFound a cool blog:  I love and use multiple Artscroll volumes, but the real eye catcher was the nice selection of recipes on the blog… all of which are in the cookbooks I did not know they had!!  Enjoy.

Why don’t you eat skunk?

Seriously.  Why don’t you eat skunk?

Well, because anybody with half of a brain knows that skunk is not food!skunk

In the discussion of food, many want to run to Mark 7:19 and errantly declare that ‘Jesus made all foods clean.’

Well, a simple reading of the context of the passage reveals that the topic is not even about food. The topic is TRADITIONS of men that are used to override clear Scripture.

IF Yeshua/Jesus declared skunk (or pork) to be clean, then He was teaching against the Torah and the Pharisees had a legitimate reason to kill Him (Deuteronomy 13:1-5) and did not need false witnesses (Mark 14:55-59)!  The very fact that nobody lifted a finger or voice of dissent in Mark 7 indicates that everyone in the crowd knew that when He said ‘food’ He was, by definition, speaking of ‘clean’ food…  that which the Torah already defined! They knew, without any question that skunk was still NOT food…  Neither was pork, hamster, cockroach, lobster, shrimp, alligator, armadillo, buzzard, etc…

Put yourself in the shoes of the listeners that day and ask yourself, Continue reading “Why don’t you eat skunk?”