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…

The Omer, bread making and last Shabbat

omer-barley-crop-grindingThis past Shabbat we were blessed to host a couple local fellowships and have 50-60 people here for worship and food.  I invited our good friends, Tommy and Dorothy Wilson, to come do the teaching according to whatever the Father placed on their hearts.  We were not disappointed.  Then, today, a feature writer for Breaking Israel News, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, posted an article that perfectly meshed with our lesson, even providing confirmation and pictures!!  More in a minute.

Tommy and Dorothy had been digging deeper into the meaning and reason for counting the omer and what might be the spiritual significance.  In her research, Dorothy found a terrific lesson on the omer which included a part she titled 10 Steps to Making Bread:

(The abbreviated version follows.  For the full notes she found, go here, but understand I have not read anything else on the site and therefore do not necessarily endorse….  yada yada…)

Being part of the people of God, if we desire to be one of those two loaves waved at Shavuot, then we need to consider the process of bread making. Continue reading “The Omer, bread making and last Shabbat”

Anne Elliott’s FREE Biblical Feasts Ebook!!

ebook-The-Biblical-Feasts-A-Study-of-the-Times-of-the-Worship-of-Our-Creator-188x300This morning while cruising a few blogs, I found Anne Elliott’s post for a new ebook, simply titled, The Biblical Feasts(And, the printable cover.)

Having just yesterday reviewed the need to complete my page, How to: Messianic, this was a welcome find that I can add as a resource to that page.  Upon reviewing it, I especially like the way it is layed out to draw the reader into interactive learning.  Anne doesn’t tell you what to think or how to think.  Rather, she simply lists and takes the reader/participant through Scripture so they can come to their own conclusion!

I LOVE it!!  Simply, ‘What does Scripture say?’

The overwhelming conclusion one comes to is that the feasts are forever and are for everyone who claims the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel.  This is a great printable/shareable resource for anyone asking questions.  Instead of answering all their questions, you can say, ‘Here.  Study out what Scripture says with this nice little guided booklet.’

Enjoy and use this resource!!


Can These Bones Live?

Announcing 2016 Shavuot Tour & Conference

by Commonwealth of Yisrael

Shavuot Conf Flyer

The first major gathering of Yehudah & Yoseph in modern times: JUNE 7­ – 15 including 3 Day Conference in Jerusalem, 12 Tribe Biblical Heritage & Redemption Tour, Joint Shavuot Activities and Shabbat Dinner. Also included will be a Magen David Adom blood drive to contribute to saving lives in the land of Israel in the name of Yehudah and Yoseph. Please read below for details and pricing. Continue reading “Can These Bones Live?”

I’m Going To Israel!! (And, you can help!)

I am so incredibly excited right now, I do not know whether to run, jump, dance or…  Doors to a long time dream to spent time in The Land have just opened up!

Here’s the scoop!!

Yes, I have long wanted to visit the Land of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but have been content to wait.  Early last Fall I received an invitation to participate in a conference in May 2015, but because we were packing to move with no place to go and because I saw no financial way to participate, I put the invite on the shelf and forgot about it.

A few weeks ago a friend asked me if I have any needs in ministry that they might be able to help out with, and at the time I knew of nothing, so I thanked them and politely declined.  Then a couple days ago, as I read Al McCarn’s new book, I was reminded of the conference and it purpose: It is the First Ephramite/Northern Israel National Congress, details at link. I was prompted to pray and ask if this was something I needed to pursue.  Continue reading “I’m Going To Israel!! (And, you can help!)”

Shavuot/Pentecost and evangelism

Yesterday I was privileged to lead a Shavuot celebration/feast/gathering for a couple fellowships at Lake Greenwood, SC. What a wonderful day of worship, sharing, meeting new brothers and sisters, and eating.

Acts 2:1-4. When the day of Pentecost came. Pastel & pen. 26 May 2012.As I prepared a short message for our service, I really felt our Father leading me to consider ‘evangelism’ and ‘the nations.’  While Shavuot celebrations typically center around the giving of the Torah and/or the receiving, in greater measure, of the Spirit, the root that both events point to is evangelism!  Interestingly, others had this same point of focus this year!

The stage is set in Acts 1,

The first account I [a]composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had [b]by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. To [c]these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. [d]Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for [e]what the Father had promised Continue reading “Shavuot/Pentecost and evangelism”