Parashat Vayikra (And He Called)

Vayikra (Leviticus) 1:1-5:26 One of the many reasons that I love God’s Word is that the more one reads it, the more one understands the depth and richness of the LORD and His plan. In this week's Scripture reading, we find a very interesting verse: "‘Every grain offering of yours, you shall salt with salt, you shall not omit salt of the covenant of your God from been placed above your … [Read more...]

Parashat Vayakhel (And He Assembled)

Shemot (Exodus) 35:1-38:20 In my previous blog, Parashat Ki Tisa (When You Lift Up), I wrote that whatever God asks or requires of us, He will also give us the tools by which to do it. During the past few weeks, I was teaching in various places and felt the need to encourage people to look in the mirror (spiritually speaking) to see the areas where we need to repent and surrender to God. In … [Read more...]

Parashat Ki Tisa (When You Lift Up)

harehemot (Exodus) 30:11-34:35 In our Scripture portion this week, we can see that whatever God asks or requires of us, He will also give us the tools through which to do it. When we read the amazing description of what God required of Moses and the Children of Israel in the construction of His sanctuary in which He would dwell, it's easy to think that meeting all of the requirements would be … [Read more...]

Parashat Tetzaveh (You Shall Command)

Shemot (Exodus) 27:20-30:10 In this week’s Torah portion, we find an amazing indication of something that was to be fulfilled in Messiah Yeshua: “Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two one year old lambs each day, continuously. The one lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight; and there shall be one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed … [Read more...]

Parashat Terumah (Offering)

Shemot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19 What are you holding onto in this world that is more important than God? Genesis 1:1 opens with the words, “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” God is the Creator of this world, and everything in it belongs to Him. In this week’s Scripture portion, the concept of tithe is introduced when God instructs Moses to tell the children of Israel to … [Read more...]

Parashat Mishpatim (Ordinance or Statute)

Shemot (Exodus) 21:1-24:18 Dear Reader, Before you read this blog entry, I ask that you please stop for a moment and ask God to open your heart to what I have written, as I am well aware that this topic may be sensitive for many people. Our weekly Scripture portion opens with a very interesting verse, Exodus 21:1, which is usually interpreted in a negative way, because I believe we … [Read more...]

Parashat Yitro (Jethro)

Shemot (Exodus) 18:1-20:23 Do you know that your testimony of what God has done in your life can change others’ lives? In this week’s Scripture portion, we see a very interesting occurrence: “Now Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people, how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt.” Exodus 18:1 The word was … [Read more...]

Parashat Beshalach (When He Sent)

Shemot (Exodus) 13:17-17:16 In our Scripture portion this week, Pharaoh releases the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt. It is a very dramatic exodus, and we witness the mighty hand of the Lord working on behalf of His people. When it comes to the Word of God, I love the way the Hebrew language reveals that which is to come. Sometimes, important details can get lost in translation, so … [Read more...]

Parashat Bo (Come)

Shemot (Exodus) 10:1 -13:16 Our weekly portion opens with a very interesting call that God had for Moses: “Then the LORD said to Moses, “Come to Pharaoh, for I have made his heart heavier (hardened his heart) and the heart of his servants, that I may put these two signs (wonders) of Mine in his midst, and that you may tell the ears of your son, and of your son’s son, how I made a mockery of … [Read more...]

Parashat Ve’eira (And I Appeared)

Shemot (Exodus) 6:2-9:35 In my most recent blog entry, I wrote that our faithful God heard the cry of the Children of Israel, and He remembered His covenant that He made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He saw their terrible situation, and in His perfect time, He began the process of redeeming His people and delivering them from slavery. Our weekly portion this week starts with a wonderful … [Read more...]