KORACH TORAH : NUMBERS 16:1-18:32| PROPHETS : 1 SAMUEL 11:14-12:22| GOSPEL : MATTHEW 26:13-24


WARNING! This week’s Torah Portion led me down some twisting, winding roads, meandering thoughts, not-so-pleasant memories, and insights into spiritual warfare being waged against us! So, let’s go! Try to stay up with me…

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  • Korah’s Half-Truth: All the People ARE Holy! – Korah wasn’t content with the great honor that God had already given him, and rebelled against Moses. He wasn’t entirely wrong, though, when he justified his mutiny by saying that all the people are holy.

website resource:

http://www.americantorah.com/category/korach/

So, Korah rebelled because he was not content with the anointing and appointing he already had…hmmmm, sound familiar?

There Was War In Heaven

1 Samuel 15:23

So the satan rebelled against The Most High, dissatisfied with his incredible giftings and talents, beauty and intelligence. It was not enough for him, he wanted more, more more…sounds like an active addict to me!

So the satan rebelled against The Most High, dissatisfied with his incredible giftings and talents,
beauty and intDeepertruth: Be Strong Be A Man Series: Rebellion is the sin of Witchcraft 04/21 by Deeper Truth | Christianityelligence. It was not enough for him, he wanted to take over…
It seems like we human beings always want something else or someone else other than The God of Abraham Isacc and Jacob to lead and guide us.
Idolatry…
It can be a number of things that people turn to when turning their backs on The Great I am that I am…
Drugs, alcohol, process addictions such as pornography, exercise, work, money and gambling, food addiction…
Or how about a country? Or! Family? Marriage? Spouses? Husbands?
The human heart is a factory of idols. Every one of us is, from his mother's womb, expert in inventing idol… | Reformed theology quotes, Human heart, Good thoughts
Ah! Let’s talk about that one! Husbands as an idol…ouch…yikes, I am stepping on toes now and maybe you feel your dander going up…
Is My Spouse My Idol - YouTube
Let me explain…
Codependency…it is a form of idolatry…
How?

Codependency | Definition of Codependency by Merriam-Webster

Medical Definition of codependency: a psychological condition or a relationship in which a person manifesting low self-esteem and a strong desire for approval has an unhealthy attachment to another person and places the needs of that person before his or her own
Did you catch that?
By putting that person (husband) as God…and denying your own needs, your own self, often sacrificing every thing just to appease that other person.
And many of us women have done that just that…set our marriages and husbands up as idols…
Of Idols in Marriage and How to Break Free
Let’s do a little bit of a lesson the Hebrew, shall we?
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Now…I gotta warn you, this is a really deep topic and I cannot cover all of it, so I encourage you to do your own praying, seeking, asking, and knocking on this huge issue…I will share some suggested directions to walk out your own journey of understanding.
So, let’s look at it from this angle…stay with me now…
Let me try to explain somewhat…
You see, our Creator made Adam and Chavah…He designed women to function as ezer kenagdo..,
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Have we listened to His instructions or are we functioning in a dysfunctional role that man created via the satans influence to mistranslate scripture?  Are we rebelling against His design of women? Do men, when they hear this truth, rebel, refusing to relinquish that control over their wives? To give honor to his wife by encouraging her to function as his ezer kenegdo? Do women, upon hearing this truth of how Yah has designed her to function balk?
HELPMATE the REAL Meaning of the Word | Genesis 2:18 | Mikella Van DykeVocê é uma Ezer-Kenegdo? - Universal.org - Portal Oficial da Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus - Universal.org – Portal Oficial da Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus
A paradigm shift is in order!
Paradigm shift
He gave us instructions and He expected His people to accept Him as their King…their Ruler…their Husband…and, because down through the generations, we, as a people, have rejected Him and His ways…
And, every Husband has a Bride…
Chava, Eve, Helpmeet ~ What's in a name? - In Ancient Footsteps
She doesn’t look like a co-dependent oppressed woman to me! She looks like she could likely be operating in her Yahweh design of ezer kenagdo, and bringing honor to her King!
Back on the topic of rebellion and idolatry…
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But, like Korach and his cronies, we have rebelled! Since the fall in the garden, we have all rebelled…we have chosen our own god, we have created idols to worship and adore…
What is idolatry? | 412teens.org
Now, I gotta tell you, I am a rebel…I was born a rebel…were you too? I was a non-conformist even when a child. I was born into a family with some crazy dynamics…like a mother who placed her husband on a pedestal and made him her god, sacrificing the well-being of her children…kinda like Israel did with their children…offering their own children to Molech…
Molech, The Guardian [Fallen] Angel of Pro-Abortionists ...
That led to some very serious consequences for my brothers and me. Like rebellion. Like bitterness. Like addictions of all sorts. Although a Sabbath-keeping believer, the god she served was not the god I wanted anything to do with. So. in my teen years I acted out that anger and rebellion and joined my soul to a plethora of idols…men, food, sex, control, drugs, booze, a party lifestyle. I was an empty vessel of darkness. (And my own parenting style was just as dysfunctional)
Praise Him He did hear her prayers for this Prodigal Daughter!
The Prodigal Daughter | Moses R. Eromose
Some of this week’s Torah portion is also about God’s anointed and appointed.  Rebelling against those that He set apart for certain offices of leadership can lead to some serious consequences.
  • Korah’s Half-Truth: All the People ARE Holy! – Korah wasn’t content with the great honor that God had already given him and rebelled against Moses. He wasn’t entirely wrong, though, when he justified his mutiny by saying that all the people are holy.

Now, remember the Torah portion…it is about proper respect for authority and authority comes from The King…in these last days of chaos and crisis, we need Yah appointed and anointed leaders and we need to do everything we can to uphold them in prayer, including their families. We are at a shortage of true leaders and people operating in their God-given gifts and talents, and authentic roles.

Why is that?

Could rebellion include refusing to pick up the assignment, the “office” gifts, and talents He has assigned for one? Is there maybe an element of fear involved? I do not know, I am asking. All I can share is my own experience strength and hope. For me, much fear was involved. Fear of failure. Fear of success…lack of confidence was huge for me. A lack of encouragement also played into it. And a few other barriers I have had to overcome.  What are some of your struggles with using your gifts and talents?
5 Reasons You Are Not Using the Gifts and Talents God Gave You – Pt. 2 — Cure 4 the Soul Ministries
One of the things I wrestle with is the refusal of the body to become educated about domestic abuse, co-dependency, male domination, family dynamics, alcoholic family systems to name a few. It seems like there is a whole lot of know-it-alls that are actually ignorant about a whole lot of important issues affecting the body of Messiah. Like above mentioned destructive issues.
Oh!  psychobabble! Chill, please. Balance is everything! We can glean from some of the so-called psychobabble in order to figure out some dynamics at play. Like co-dependency. Like narcissism. Like domestic abuse. But these undercurrents could be what is actually crippling the body of Messiah.
So, rebellion…as is the sin of witchcraft…manipulation…power and control…domination…all enemy tactics…
I may sound like a broken record, if you are anything like me, you need some redundancy in order to really absorb the topic…so here we go again… let’s revisit this topic…
You see, not knowing how men and women are supposed to interact and have each other’s backs, not understanding women’s design and function sets up some pretty seriously dysfunctional patterns of behaviors…on top of that, many teachings coming from Christian denominations are the icing on the cake…teaching men and women unbiblical truth about how women are to “roll”. You see, I truly believe that if we ALL grasped this and began to work on a paradigm shift…all that generational sins and curses would begin to break off, the satan would have far less to work with against us. We would have functional families, sprit filled, operating in our roles, gifts, and talents, no longer walking in rebellion or idolatry!
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So, many generations are reaping the whirlwind…consequences of the sins of the fathers and the mothers handed down…
But, for people like me, and hopefully like you, who are directed by The Creator, we are stepping out of the “family boat”, stepping out of the family system of dysfunction, chaos, and denial. we are the rebels…
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What got handed down from your family tree that is still operating? Ask Him to direct you so that you can get free of whatever is hindering you from taking up your role in His Kingdom…
okay, back to the topic of rebellion…
But! This rebellion is NOT against our Creator, our King! NO! It is against the systems of oppression and slavery the enemy set up since the beginning…those demons of leviathan and jezebel along with Ahab are operating in many families and many congregations…
Those spirits come up against  Yah’s children as they dare to begin operating in their gifts and talents.
Those attacks can manifest in many different forms. One of the ways that it has manifested in my life is doubting my calling, doubting my ability to write, to speak, to do radio.  For many of us, fear and insecurity were sown in infancy…for those like me that battle the echos of shame and abuse, those mature in the faith would do well to pray and encourage until there is a breakthrough. There is a strong wind blowing…fresh anointing is flowing…His people are glowing…with the Light of the World…
just for another perspective…now don’t get wigged out because I gleaned from a source you may not agree with!

Quality of Sobriety – Korach

“The entire community is holy and G‑d is amongst them; so why do you raise yourselves above the congregation of G‑d?”–Numbers 16:3

This week we read of Korach, a cousin of Moses, who led a rebellion against Moses and his brother, Aaron, the High Priest, charging them with unduly taking high offices for themselves. Although both Moses and Aaron were divinely appointed to their posts, Korach suspected that they were merely grabbing power for themselves and trying to assert their superiority over the rest of the nation. “The entire community is holy and G‑d is amongst them,” said Korach, “So why do you raise yourselves above the congregation of G‑d?”

Moses and Aaron had held their positions long before Korach’s rebellion in the second year in the wilderness. What prompted Korach to challenge them at that time?

In last week’s reading, we read of the scouts sent by Moses and how they feared entering the Land. The scouts enjoyed the nomadic life in the wilderness where they were free to study, pray and meditate all day. They were thus reluctant to establish a homeland for fear of being distracted from their spiritual pursuits. Their grave error lied in failing to appreciate the importance of serving G‑d not just in speech and thought but in action.

Korach took this episode to heart and drew his own conclusion. Since action is of paramount importance and since everyone performs the same commandments, there is apparently no difference between one person and the next. The fact that people like Moses and Aaron have a heightened sense of understanding and appreciation for the commandments should be irrelevant. Action is action and we all follow the same code, reasoned Korach.

As such, Korach resented the very notion that Moses and Aaron should be recognized on the basis of their greater spiritual sensitivity.

But Korach was wrong. Granted, right action is more crucial than right thinking or feeling. But that does not mean that thoughts and feelings are insignificant. The same deed may be done with various degrees of awareness and feeling. Those who perform the commandments with greater intellectual and emotional depth are rightly placed in their positions as mentors, teachers and guides.

There is a direct application of this lesson to our experience in recovery. We all work the same Steps. We all take the same basic actions: admitting our powerlessness, turning our life over to a Higher Power, taking moral inventory, making amends, etc. In this regard, everyone who works the program is the same as everybody else. But we must not make the same mistake as Korach by thinking that technical execution of the deed is all there is and that everybody is on the same level. There is such a thing as “quality of sobriety,” and we should humbly recognize that in this regard there are those who surpass us.

We all know what it means when we hear that “so-and-so works a good program.” It’s not just about action. It’s about internal growth — intangibles such as serenity, courage and wisdom. It can be a hard pill for such an insecure lot as us to swallow, but if we know people who have real quality sobriety, we should admit it and aspire to be like them. In order to “stick with the winners” we have to give the winners their due.

Well, hallelujah!
Extra reading for your own research!
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/763918/jewish/Escaping-Captivity.htm

The Hebrew name of Eve

The Hebrew name of Eve by Yakov Rosenberg Professor of Biblical Hebrew and “Discovering the Hebrew Bible” Courses, IsraelBiblicalStudies.com

The sound of “i” in “Eve” obscures the true meaning of Eve’s Hebrew given name. The Hebrew name חַוָּה (chava) has a root connection to the verb לחיות (lichyot) “to live” and to words such as חַי (chai) and חַיִּים (chayim) communicating the idea of “life”. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to call Adam’s woman חַוָּה (chava), because one day she will become the mother of “all the living” כָּל־חָי (kol chai).

Eve’s second name, אִשָּׁה (isha) (Gen. 2:23), means “woman” in Hebrew. Generally, it is considered to be the feminine form of the Hebrew word for “man”, אִיש (ish). However, the real root which אִשָּׁה (isha) derives from is different from its male counterpart. The root comes from A.N.SH. (א.נ.ש) and means fragileness and delicacy. Interestingly, the word “fire”, אֵשׁ (esh) also resonates in this beautifully complex name for “woman” in the Bible.

Role of Women | GRACE in TORAH

 

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This one! I am reading it now…oh! It’s a good one!
And THIS!!! I could NOT put it down!  Well, folks! Til next week shalom~
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Beha’alotecha Numbers 8:1–12:16/Zech 2:14-4:7/1Cor 10:6-13;Rev 11:1-19


PARASHOT Beha'alotecha Behaalotecha n.37 The Illustrated Torah Scroll

Shalom!

Wow! So much in this week’s Torah Portion! It actually makes my head spin and is an “oh man” gut getter…or am I the only one that struggles with my mouth?

Both, what goes in the mouth (food) and what comes out (evil speaking)…

Every year, upon reading this particular Torah reading, I ponder the fact that these Israelites were ready to turn back to Egypt, back to bondage, just so they could indulge their appetites. They were craving meat, leeks, cucumbers, garlic, and whatever else they were used to eating…They were willing to go back to a life of slavery.

It smells of trauma bonding and food addiction to me…and also, being a survivor of domestic abuse, which is trauma on steroids, I get it… it’s the familiar, the norm.

Kinda like Esau selling his birthright for a pot of lentils.

Good food. Who doesn’t love it? Ah, maybe that is the problem! Can food be an idol? Just asking…

I hate to admit it, but I struggle with an eating disorder. You see, as a little girl, I found comfort and love in my mother’s homemade scrumptious foods. Especially her chocolate cream pie. I can be there in a heartbeat in my mind’s eye, at the dining room table, alone, feeling safe for a change. Delighted that my mother had an abundance of fresh cow milk from our neighbor, Mr. Choban’s cows. Mother would make homemade old fashion chocolate cream pie filling. And laden the top of the pie with whipped cream.

Hence chocolate cream pie laden with whipped cream equaled love. Equaled safety. Equaled escape from inner turmoiled emotions of fear, dread, and anguish of soul.

Food. Needed for survival. Food. Nourishing and Nurturing. Food. A weapon of mass destruction. GMO’s, pesticides, created famines…but, that is not the point of this blog but yet, it is food for thought with what is being created in these final hours of earth’s history as we know it.

 

Lashon Hara…WHAT IS LASHON HARA?

Lashon Hara Questions

The Hebrew term lashon hara (or loshon hora) (Hebrew לשון הרע; “evil tongue”) is the halakhic term for a derogatory speech about another person. Lashon hara differs from defamation in that its focus is on the use of true speech for a wrongful purpose, rather than falsehood and harm arising.  Speech is considered to be lashon hara if it says something negative about a person or party, is not previously known to the public, is not seriously intended to correct or improve a negative situation, and is true. Statements that fit this description are considered to be lashon hara, regardless of the method of communication that is used, whether it is through face-to-face conversation, a letter, telephone, or email, or even body language.

Oh my mouth…

 

Thoughts from Another Home ©: Taming the Tongue: A James 3:8-10 Devotional

For those of you interested in another point of view on this week’s Torah Portion:

How Things Worked Out—Behaalotecha

If any man of you, or of your future generations, shall be unclean . . . or be on a journey far off, he shall keep the Passover to G‑d on the fourteenth day of the second month . . . (Numbers 9:10–11)

On the date commemorating the Exodus from Egypt, it is a mitzvah to celebrate the holiday of Passover. When the Temple stood—may it be speedily rebuilt in our day—this celebration would entail bringing a special sacrifice on the day before Passover, the Paschal lamb. The Torah tells also of a “Second Passover” granted to a group of men unable to fulfill their obligation with the rest of the nation on the regularly appointed holiday. Because they were ritually impure, they were excluded from performing the sacrificial offering in honor of Passover. Aggrieved because of their missed opportunity to fulfill a commandment of G‑d, they approached Moses and asked that he somehow make an exception for them. G‑d spoke to Moses and told him to establish a makeup date, one month later, after they would have a chance to purify themselves. The “Second Passover” thus became a mitzvah, a commandment of the Torah, eternalized for all time.

Why didn’t G‑d just tell Moses about the “backup plan” when He told him about the regular Passover?But if the Second Passover was destined to become a commandment, why didn’t G‑d simply relate this commandment to Moses at the outset, as He did with all of the other commandments? Why didn’t G‑d just tell Moses about the “backup plan” when He told him about the regular Passover? Why did the people first have to ask for it?

The Second Passover represents the power of teshuvah (literally: “return”). By returning to G‑d, one has the power to retroactively transform past failings into veritable merits. For it is the penitent’s prior distance from G‑d that serves as the very springboard for his current heightened desire to cleave to Him. Ironically, had he not once been estranged from his G‑d, he would never have come to the kind of yearning for Him that he feels now. The darkest moments of his past, what was once his greatest liabilities, now become his greatest assets, the source of intense motivation for re-found closeness with G‑d.

Such a condition, however—where past misdeeds become virtues—cannot be premeditated. G‑d’s rulebook could never prescribe failure to serve G‑d properly as a way to later become closer to Him. The opportunity to transform the past must come from the penitent himself. He must ask for it, and only then is it granted.

In recovery, we’ve found a new relationship with G‑d. We have an appreciation for His wisdom, love, and guidance that we are quite sure could never have been possible had we not been forced to turn our lives over to Him as the only known treatment for a disease that is progressive, incurable, and fatal. We did not become alcoholics in order that we could later discover G‑d in recovery. Nor is that something that we could ever have planned. It isn’t even something G‑d would have told us to do.

A certain chassid was once chided about the fact that the chassidim tend to make a big to-do about the Second Passover. “You celebrate a holiday established for impure people,” his detractors laughed. “No,” he answered, “not a holiday for impure people. A holiday for impure people who became pure.”

We could never have planned it. G‑d would never have advised it. But this is how things worked out.Some might think it odd when they hear an alcoholic in recovery say something like “Being an alcoholic is the greatest thing that ever happened to me.” Perhaps they think that recovery is meant only to make us more like normal people, to catch us up. But we do not have the dubious luxury enjoyed by “normal people” who decide how and when to let G‑d into their lives. Such is our fortune: that we must strive to join that happy lot for whom their very survival dictates that they give themselves entirely over to G‑d.

We could never have planned it. G‑d would never have advised it. But this is how things worked out. And this is what has made us closer to Him today.

 Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. We must not put Christ[a] to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, 10 nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. 11 Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. 12 Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Other resources:

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https://www.hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Parashah/parashah.html

https://www.alephbeta.org/weekly-torah-portion

Acharei Mot Lev 16:1-18:30/Ezekiel 22:1-19/Romans 3:19-28/ 1 Cor 5:1-13/ 2 Cor 2:1-11/ Gal: 3 10-14/ Hebrews 7 23-10:25

This week’s Torah portion is of great importance. We live in a world that is filled with demons of lust. These demons are driving humanity to a level of sexual perversions that it is hard to fathom. I find it difficult to believe that “there isn’t anything new under the sun” as Solomon states in Proverbs.

I wanted to share with you the interview that Pastor Chris Cash and I did for Hebrew Nations Radio airing this Friday. FYI, this is an adult topic, please be mindful of little ears.

So, come join Pastor Chris Cash from Way of Messiah Congregation in Live Oaks Florida as we discuss this week’s Torah Portion and how we can apply it to today’s sex-saturated culture and its impact on the victims.

Part One

 

Part Two


 

Bible Journal: Leviticus

 

Tazria Leviticus 12:1-15:33/2Kings 7:3-35/Luke 2:22-35/Mark 1:35-45


 

 

MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, YOU, TOO, HAVE FELT ALL YOUR LIFE LIKE A LEPER. (I STILL DO AT TIMES. EVEN WITHIN THE MESSIANIC COMMUNITIES.) AN OUTCAST, NOT FITTING IN ANYWHERE. ARE YOU STILL LOOKING FOR YOUR TRIBE TOO?

Similar Guidelines Between Leprosy and Coronavirus

DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY AND THE AMOUNT OF WARFARE GOING ON, I AM NOT SENDING YOU AN AUDIO MESSAGE. THIS WEEKS TORAH PORTION HAS LED ME DOWN MANY DIFFERENT TRAINS OF THOUGHT. WE, WHO REFUSE TO BUY INTO THE PLANDEMIC,  AND THEIR SOLUTION,ARE NOW THE MODERN DAY LEPERS. I WISH I COULD HAVE ARTICULATED WHAT IS WEIGHING ON MY MIND, BUT IT JUST WOULD NOT COME OUT AS I WANTED IT TO. PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SITUATION WITH MY PARENTS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS. PLEASE PRAY FOR THE UPCOMING RECOVERY WEEKEND PRESENTATION.  I AND ANOTHER WOMAN ARE PRESENTING A MESSAGE OF HOPE AND HEALING. PRAY  THAT THOSE ATTENDING WILL RECIEVE WHAT ABBA DESIRES TO GIVE TO THEM. DELIVERANCE. FREEDOM. A WAY OUT OF THE WILDERNESS OF DYSFUNCTION. PRAY FOR A HEDGE OF PROTECTION AROUND US AND OUR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.

SHALOM,

MDSW

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers,[a] who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

 

 

https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/recovery-advocacy/stigma-of-addiction

https://www.christianpost.com/voices/struggling-with-same-sex-attraction-modern-day-lepers-and-the-christians-who-touch-them.html

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/exclusive-former-pfizer-vp-your-government-is-lying-to-you-in-a-way-that-could-lead-to-your-death?fbclid=IwAR0QyYk0cPYKqSHe5K3UapA0nOUELp3M0UGt0xmEhL3D45BbvQ9gs6qSjIA

Sh’mini Vayikra (Leviticus) 9 1-11:47/2 Samuel 6:1-7:17/Mark 7:1-23/Acts 5:1-11:10:1-35/2Cor 6:14-7:1/Gal 2:11-16/1Peter 1:14-16

Sh’mini SSS 4.8.2021 counting the omer


Alcoholism And The Nation Priests

A little humor! Dont stumble over the source, please!

https://www.chabad.org/multimedia/video_cdo/aid/2533274/jewish/Hi-Im-Pharaoh-and-Im-an-Addict.htm

 

Shevi’ishel Pesach Ex. 13:17-15:26/2 Samuel 22:1-51/John 20 1-14


 

Sheep, Animals, Deco, Flock Of Sheep

Have you ever felt like the black sheep of your family or am I the only one? Growing up in a dysfunctional, chaotic, low nurturing family can leave one feeling like an outcast. Maybe, like me, you were the lost child. Or, the scapegoat!

Alcoholic, and or dysfunctional families produce survival roles that enable one to survive the turmoiled chaos in homes where there are abuse and neglect. The roles are hero child, lost child, scapegoat, and mascot. These roles can be interchanged throughout the span of a lifetime if one does not get proper treatment/help.

I have played all the roles. In this season of my life, I am learning the role of a tribe member along with being a daughter of the King!

Yahshua was the Passover Lamb, the Sacrificed One…He conquered the grave! He conquered the one that is setting himself up to be the scapegoat and the victim…remember, everything true, the enemy has a counterfeit…a lie!

Are you still living a lie? Are you still acting out your dysfunctional family role assigned to you? OR are you shedding the snakeskin lies of the enemy?

Halleluyah! He came to set the captives free!!! Just like He did with our ancestors when He delivered them from Eygpt, He is still delivering His people from the Babylonian system! Walk in freedom, my friends!

https://www.outofthestorm.website/dysfunctional-family-roles

This week, due to traveling for Passover and Week of Unleavened Bread there will not be an audio message from me. May Yashua, the Passover Lamb, slain from the foundations of the world bless you and keep you, may He shine His face upon you and give you His shalom…

 

https://torahportions.ffoz.org/torah-portions/leviticus/shemini/

TRANSCRIPT OF PODCAST CCXXVIV: THE BOOK OF HEBREWS CHAPTER 9 – A PASSOVER MESSAGE

Tzav Give an Order Lev 6:1-8:36/Jer 7:21-8:3/Mark 12:28-34;Romans 12:1,2/1 Cor 10:14-23

 

LoveRomans 12:2 - Renewing of Your Mind - Bible Verses To GoYour Neighbor AS Yourself

What’s love got to do with it?

It’s all about love…

Let’s talk about love…

Many children grow up in homes that were not loving or kind, they were not taught that they were valuable and worthy of love. Some were even taught that they were worthless and would never amount to anything. Shame is their only companion.

Maybe you can relate. Hopefully not.

Maybe, like me, your mind needs renewing! It took many years for those snakeskin lies to be shed off me! I did not think I would ever be able to get over the shame, pain, and self-hatred I had deep in my heart for myself. The self-destructive behaviors were so ingrained that it took having demons cast out before I could come to the truth about who I was and how much He loves me and even wants me in His kingdom! Halleluyah!

He wants you to be there too!!!! He wants you to be free too!!! To love! To embrace who you are and how He made you! (You may want to tune into Healing for the Nations with A Modern Day Samaritan Woman to hear some powerful testimonies!)

This week’s Torah portion is more sacrifice to Yah. All sorts of various kinds of sacrifices. As I read the book of Leviticus I try to envision how bloody and smelly it must have been. Can you imagine every day, this is your duty as a priest? Or, if you sin, this is your duty, to produce something to offer up to Yah depending on the sin. Now, I am not an expert bible student here and this is not a bible study, but this is serious business!

And, so is sin…serious business, so much so that Yahshua came to die for us…for you, for me…

and that goes back to our view of ourselves…worthless, shameful, unloveable…

That can translate into being unloving toward not just ourselves by self-abuse, but on to others in verbal and emotional attacks. Passive-aggressive behaviors. Addictions, resentments, bitterness, etc.

We are preparing for Passover. This requires a throughout house cleaning, seeking out those crumbs of leaven in the cupboards, in the nooks and crannies of our sofas…but, what about the nooks and crannies of our hearts? Those sins that so easily beset us? Hmmm, am I that only one that struggles with fleshly outbursts of various sorts that would be displeasing to The Master?

So come with me as I share some recovery commentary from The Life Recovery Bible. This week we are focusing on the haftarah and b’rit hadashah.

Shalom!

 

Vayikra And He Called Lev 1:1-5:26/Is. 43:21-44:23/Romans 8:1-13/Hebrews 10:1-14, 13:10-16


It is a new month, a new year. For those of you, like me, who are taking baby steps forward, trying to figure out how to walk, going from a Gregorian calendar to a Hebraic calendar can be confusing and time-consuming trying to figure out what time it is! On top of all those confusing paradigm shifts, here in the United States just had the time changes!

So, with that said, we are going to use this season change and time change to shift gears so to speak, and begin looking at the steps of recovery using the 12 steps. I draw from the website Chabad because they get it! Somewhat! So don’t freak out! I have not turned my back on THE Messiah! I want to draw recovery principles from the Torah and assist you, the reader, on your journey to the heart of the Father!

So, come along as we go even deeper into the 12 steps of recovery and deeper into His Mosaic Law.

https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/814605/jewish/The-Foundation-Step-One.htm

I sure hope you enjoy this commentary on this week’s Torah portion!

 

 

https://www.hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Parashah/parashah.html

 

 

https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/814605/jewish/The-Foundation-Step-One.htm

Vayak’hel He Assembed Exodus 35:1-38:20/1 Kings 7:40-50/2 Cor 9:1-15/Hebrews 9:1-14/Rev 11:1-13

 

 

gift tests

http://https://www.soifixmyeyes.com/exodus/able-craftsmen

gift tests

https://1221.ffoz.org/blogs/identity/whats-your-messianic-personality-type.html

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/mar/03/they-become-dangerous-tools-the-dark-side-of-personality-tests

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/03/10345603/personality-tests-persona-documentary-hbo

 

Parashah 18: Mishpatim (Rulings) Exodus 21:1-24:18/Jeremiah 34:8-22:33:25-26/Matt 5:38-42, 15:1-20/Mark 7:1-23/Acts23:1-11/Hebrews9:15-22;10:28-39

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Greetings, in the name of our King Yahshua. This week’s Torah Portion has a wealth of instructions for the Holy One! May you be blessed as the Ruach of Yah breathes His anointing upon all of you! Shalom!

I can be reached at lauralee@sheddingsnakeskins.com. I would love to hear from you! This is a lonely journey and encouragement is always welcomed!

Enjoy the music brought to us by: Tony Robinson and his lovely wife!

 

I wanted to share this resource with you, it has been a wonderful resource for the past few years of my journey to the heart of the Father!

https://hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Parashah/Summaries/Mishpatim/Inner_Torah/inner_torah.html

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