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August 2012
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Torah Overview

Pastor Clint Morrison
By Pastor
Clint Morrison

Va’etchanan (and I besought)
4 August 2012
(Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11)

    Moses is warning the new generation of Israel that their connection to the land of Israel was through the mitzvot found in the Torah.  They have an awesome responsibility of living on this sacred soil and there are severe consequences for not living right.  If they are disobedient the Lord will drive them out and scatter them among the nations.. In the latter days when they return to the Lord, God will listen to them and gather them back into the land.  God is compassionate and patient.   The land is a holy land for holy people.  Moses pleaded with God to enter the Holy Land, but God would only allow him except to see it from the top of Mount Pisgah. In the Haftorah portion Yesha’Yahu 40, we read that one day the temple will be rebuilt.  It was destroyed because of the people’s sin and insincerity.. We need to understand how critical it is to walk in the ways Torah.

Ekev (Because) 
11 August 2012
(Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25)

    God blesses His people for obedience.  He loves them, He blesses the fruit of their wombs, He blesses the fruit of the ground, their crops will be abundant and their herds will increase greatly.. God will bless Israel above all people of the earth.  He will remove all sickness and diseases.  He will give them victory over their enemies. If we follow God we will be righteous in all situations.. We will then be a light to the world and inspire others to follow the truth of Torah.. that is why God placed us on this earth.  We have a purpose to be a kingdom of priests.

Re’eh  (Behold) 
18 August 2012
(Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17)

    What are we to behold?  We are to behold the spiritual behind the physical.  We have choices in our lives.  We can choose to walk in righteousness or we can choose to walk in darkness.  In this portion we are told we can eat meat, but we may not eat blood.  Why is that?  Because life is in the blood.  We have instructions regarding the clean animals which we may eat and the unclean animal which we cannot eat.  We have instructions concerning false prophets, tithes, sabbatical years, and festivals.  All these instructions guide us in our spiritual life so that we can receive God’s blessings upon us and to be a blessing upon us and to be a blessing to the world.

Shoftim (Judges)
25 August 2012
(Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9)

    Maintaining order in a society is extremely important.  Judges must judge with righteous judgment and remain impartial.  In this portion we have a prophecy that Israel in the future will have kings as leaders.  The King is to copy the law and carry it with him as well as to read it all the days of his life.  He is to be humble and righteous.  In Deuteronomy 18:15 we have the prophecy of the Messiah, Yeshua.  We also have rules for warfare.  We are not to destroy the overall ecology of the land when fighting war.  We are not to remove boundary stones.  We are to constantly pursue the gift of righteousness.  During this time of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we fast and confess our sins.  We make Teshuvah which means “Return to God”.  During the month of Elul the gates to heaven are wide open for our prayers of forgiveness.  The Shofar is blown reminding us of the surrender of Isaac to be placed on the altar of sacrifice.  God delivered Isaac by putting a ram in the thicket caught by his horn.  Praise God for the sacrifice of God’s Son Yeshua to take away our sin.




3rd letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet

Gimel (Camel) =Gimel

Numerical value = 3

Gimel represents the Holy Spirit

   John the Baptist was dressed in camel’s hair. He portrays the Holy Spirit’s mission and ministry to the unbeliever.

   The Hebrew word for camel comes from the word ga-mal which means benefit.  The Hebrew word for ger tells us that a nomad is a camel man.

Beit Midrash

In Hebrew,Beit means house & Midrash comes from the word root that means to seek, to search out, to dig for meaning.

So, a Beit Midrash is a House of Study. Classes are given on many different subjects depending on who is giving the teaching.

Contact Gene Ridings for more information.

Join us after Oneg on Shabbat as we dig deeper into the Word of God.

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