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Mattot-Massei (Tribes-Journeys)

The end of Numbers, or Bamidbar in Hebrew, recounts Israel’s journey from Egypt to Canaan. I can see the creation process unfolding for the Israelites over their life-long journey into a Promised Land. God is establishing His Kingdom and teaching the Israelites how to be subjects of this Kingdom. Day One– The Israelites left Egypt the day […]

Chukat-Balak (Ritual Law-Balak)

Numbers 22:22: Then God’s anger was aroused because he went, and the Angel of the Lord took His stand in the way as an adversary (a SATAN) against him. And he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. If the only definition of satan is a rebellious angel, then the […]


At the beginning of Genesis, in chapter one, verse one, we have two things present when Light was born. The Word of God was present and spoke, “Let there be Light,” and the Spirit of God hovered over the waters. At the appointed time of Shavuot, which we just celebrated a few days ago, God […]

Behar-Bechukotai (On the Mount and In My statues)

I have yet to meet anyone claiming this Torah portion as their favorite because it contains curses. Tell us about blessings all day, but curses are for the birds. We will interrupt our regular programing of re-creation patterns to talk about a de-creation pattern. Let’s closely examine Leviticus 26.  Day One: In the Torah portion Vayetzei, […]

Shemini (The Eighth Day)

What a fantastic Torah portion this is! I want to take you on a simple walk through the growth of a tree since this is the imagery God uses to describe His kingdom. Day One-A seed is planted. Day Two- The seed coat and endosperm dies, so to speak, giving its nutrients so that the embryo […]

The Appointed Times

  We are quickly approaching what seems to me to be a recreation pattern in the annual moedim given to us in Leviticus 23. On the fourth day, the luminaries are in the heavens for ot and moed. Moed is the Hebrew word often translated as season. However, an appointed time is a better definition. […]

Vayakhel (And He Assembled)~Pekudei(Accounts)

This story shows just how good God is. I was at my Torah Club class, a weekly dive into the Torah Portions put on by First Fruits of Zion. What do you know, one of the teachers, Aaron Eby, starts talking about how the work of the tabernacle mirrors the creation pattern. My ears perked […]


We will take a little pause in our Torah Portion to talk about a new beginning found in the story of Purim which is found in the book of Esther. I love the story of Purim, the salvation of Israel by the hand of Esther and Mordechai. Let’s take a walk through the Megillah to […]

Yitro (Jethro)

Here is a fourth new beginning found in Exodus, and the fact that it is the fourth one is just perfect! If we look carefully at the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, we will find a re-creation pattern. Out of Israel, a Kingdom of Priests is born. They are to be a light […]

Beshalach (When He Sent Out)

You thought we were done with the new beginnings in Exodus, but heck no, we are not. Here is a wildly wonderful new beginning. It begins with the Pesach (Passover) Lamb and ends with the nation of Israel being born. Let us begin. One Day– The reason we connect the blood of the Lamb to […]
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