Friend and co-author Al McCarn has just reviewed Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler’s groundbreaking (ground shaking?) Ten From the Nations. I highly recommend the review, but especially want to share a quote that is worthy of framing!
“…those who persevere in reading and studying even when the subject matter is uncomfortable tend to come out much better in the end – smarter, wiser, more tolerant, and better able to cooperate with others in the interest of a greater good.”
Truth requires reading and studying hard subject matter, sometimes even things to which we may be strongly opposed. Be willing to pursue truth, even the uncomfortable parts!
There’s Still Room at the Summit! – http://wp.me/p4cMjG-14a
Check out the above linked article and flyer. I have had the privilege of helping to plan and prepare for this history making event. Some opportunities only come once in a lifetime. I believe this one… Don’t miss it!!
Hey guys, just a quick note that B’ney Yosef North America has a couple new websites up. The first, one you can follow for any hot new info, is B’ney Yosef North America. There a tons of important parts/additions/pages in the works for this site as it will be the hub for BYNA news, events, coordination and virtual gathering.
Tzefanyah has just set up a dedicated National Shabbat site that will help connect and inform the nation concerning National Shabbat events. Besides SC and North GA events, we hear a National Shabbat is in the works in South Central TX as well as possibly AZ. Stay tuned, or better yet, get involved!!
The Summit is just about three weeks away! Time is flying and pieces are coming together. Pray Abba brings those HE wants there and that He prepare us to do the work we feel He is leading us into.
We covet your prayers!!
My longtime readers know that the Joseph portions are my favorite. Two years ago, I wrote a number of detailed posts considering the life of Joseph as a prophecy of Yeshua. Those three parts are here, here and here. Very important!
Later I added, Jesus said, “Walk like an Egyptian!”, kind of an odd twist.
Each time I have studied the Joseph portions, I have considered Joseph and not so much the characters around him. This time I am trying to shift my focus and see the past him to understand other bits….
Today I have two interesting, but yet unexplored thoughts to share.
- Gen. 37:2. Joseph’s bad report was of Bilhah and Zilpah’s sons, not Leah’s as I had previously understood…. Interesting. How does that change my thoughts on Reuben? Hmmmm. And, why the sons of the concubines and not Leah? There is a reason, but why?
- Gen. 38 seems an odd interjection in the prophetic image Joseph projects, unless this story, too, is prophetic of Judah during the last 2000 years. I really need to ponder this one, but on initial examination it appears to have legs. This is a delicate matter to explore as we must consider the history of Judah apart from Joseph/Yeshua, but it may be a worthy endeavor.
More as I have time to ponder.
Thoughts? Ideas? Comments?
Following is a terrific paper with lots of Scripture detailing the vision of Ephraim from a Hebraic perspective from an author IN the Land.
I do not yet know exactly where/how Abba is leading in this time, but feel so drawn to take a stand at this point for Ephraim and his return to the Land. Personally, my attitude of late is almost a swashbuckling swagger in terms of bringing Ephraim back together and taking a stand. It feels much like my warrior Airborne Ranger days when we suited up to head into the bush for a mission. My attitude is definitely that of a warrior.
For months I have been getting into shape and am back to military weight and nearly the same physique, though 25 years older than my heyday. But the attitude has come back. I am so ready to take a stand… not in a braggadocios way, but simply a ‘the time is NOW!’ stand. I know not what lies ahead, but Abba has definitely been awakening the warrior and molding me. Please pray for wisdom, discernment and patience. I am ready to hit the trail. (My Sunday School class got some yesterday… listen in!) No prisoners! The intensity is way up!
This upcoming Congress is so at the center of my scope. It is the focus of my prayers, action and attitude. We have a mission… I can’t explain it, but feel this call. May Abba lead and guide!!
Here is the article from Etz B’ney Yosef, ‘The Tree of Joseph.’
“IT IS MY BROTHERS WHOM I AM SEEKING”
The Lost Sheep of the House of Israel are Returning Home
We, the Jewish Nation that lives in Israel, have a surprise coming. Individuals from all
over the world, in growing numbers, are waking up to the possibility that they might
belong to the People of Israel. Are they Jews? Are they descendants of Jews? The
answer is “not necessarily”. How is it, then, that they assume some kind of relatedness to
the People of Israel? Well, these individuals view themselves as belonging to that part of
the Nation of Israel which has assimilated, and supposedly has been lost among the
nations of the world for thousands of years. That, however, will not always be the case… Continue reading ““IT IS MY BROTHERS WHOM I AM SEEKING””