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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 […]

Bo (Go or Come)

In Shemot or Exodus, we have the Feast of Passover in a beautiful new creation pattern. The word beginning should point us to the first day of creation.   Day One– Genesis 1:1: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Exodus 12:1-2: The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, […]

Shemot (Names)

Here we are in the Exodus, Shemot in Hebrew. Shemot is one of my very favorite books in the Torah. There will be multiple new beginnings in this book. So exciting! Moses is quite a guy. One of a kind. The entire nation of Israel is immersed in Moses (1 Cor 10.2). That is pretty […]

Vayeshev (He Settled)

Joseph is an absolute shadow of Yeshua. He is one of Jacob’s two sons with Rachel. Jacob loved Joseph. We see a re-creation pattern as Joseph did what was right in God’s eyes, reflecting the correct image to the world. One day– Once again, we see this Hebrew phrase ‘abar, meaning to pass through, in […]

Vayetzei (And He Left)

We are now in Genesis chapters 28-32 for this week’s Torah Portion. Jacob enters the scene. His name means “supplanter or heel.” Not a very glamorous name, but it is better than his brother Esau’s name, which means “hairy.” Attractive, right? Ok, so Jacob becomes the new Adam in our pattern. One Day-Once again, we […]

Lech Lecha (Go to Yourself)

Abraham. What a guy. The writer of Hebrews says that Yeshua came after the Seed of Abraham (Hb 2.16). Noah walked with God, but he did not plant the seed of the Kingdom. The sixth day of Creation speaks of a King who plants a seed. In the Garden of Eden, that King was supposed […]
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