Exodus

V’yakheil

19 March, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

V’yakheil He assembled “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” Exodus 35:1-38:20 1 Kings 7:40-50 (A); 7:13-26 (S) by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net By the time we arrive at this week’s Torah portion, V’yakheil, we discover that it encapsulates a description of the actions of Ancient Israel, as the people collectively fulfill the requirements for the Tabernacle construction which was the subject of the previous Terumah (Exodus 27:20-30:10) and Tetzaveh (Exodus 30:11-34:35) readings. Without any hesitation, the text reminds us about the commandment to take a Sabbath rest, even in the midst of the Israelites building of the Tabernacle and producing the various […]

Exodus

Ki Tisa

12 March, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Ki Tisa When you take “Compassion Personified” Exodus 30:11-34:35 1 Kings 18:1-39 (A); 18:20-39 (S) by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net This week’s Torah portion is entitled Ki Tisa, and we see how the Israelites continue to receive instruction from God via Moses, who continues to remain on Mount Sinai. For the past two weeks in Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19) and Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20-30:10), we have seen much instruction regarding the Tabernacle service and how different offerings were to be contributed toward its construction. Now, additional instructions are given, including: taking a census,[1] a laver for proper cleansing at the Tent of Meeting,[2] […]

Exodus

Tetzaveh

5 March, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Tetzaveh You shall command “Set-Apart Unto Him” Exodus 27:20-30:10 Ezekiel 43:10-27 by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net This week’s Torah portion, Tetzaveh, is in many respects a continuation of the previous reading, Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19), where the willing heart contributions for the materials needed for the construction of the Tabernacle and its accouterments were freely given. Now that the various elements have been offered and gathered, certain individuals gifted with “the spirit of wisdom,” ruach chokmah, begin the crafting of different aspects of what the Lord required for Ancient Israel to approach Him in worship: “Then bring near to yourself Aaron your […]

Exodus

Terumah

26 February, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Terumah Contribution “The Heart of the Matter” Exodus 25:1-27:19 1 Kings 5:26-6:13 by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net This week’s Torah portion, Terumah, details the construction of the Tabernacle which the glory of God occupied during the Ancient Israelites’ journey through the wilderness. This temporary dwelling place was used by Israel until the First Temple was constructed in Jerusalem by King Solomon. As you read through the details of the Tabernacle’s materials and its construction, you can marvel at the minute particulars that come forth from the instructions of the Master Builder. The finest natural materials are utilized, which are all thought […]

Exodus

Mishpatim

19 February, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Mishpatim Rulings “Rules Unto Others” Exodus 21:1-24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26 by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net As we turn to Mishpatim this week, we are reminded that the Israelites have just received the Ten Commandments and have heard the terrifying voice of the Lord as He shook Mount Sinai. We recall that the Israelites were so frightened by the sound of God’s voice, that they requested that Moses be their exclusive intermediary to receive the further instructions about how to conduct their lives. As they trembled at a distance, the fear was so great that they thought they would die if they […]

Exodus

Yitro

12 February, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

Yitro Jethro “Divine Service Toward Others” Exodus 18:1-20:23[26] Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6[6-7] (A); 6:1-13 (S) by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net This week we continue our examination of the Book of Exodus, coming to a Torah portion that includes one of the most significant sections in the entire Bible, as we witness God giving His people the Ten Commandments. After some of the initial trials of the journey into the wilderness as considered last week in B’shalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16), with a lack of water and food, and a battle with the Amalekites—in Yitro the people of Israel come to the base of Mount […]

Exodus

B’shalach

5 February, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

B’shalach After he had let go “An Ancient and Current Foe” Exodus 13:17-17:16 Judges 4:4-5:31 (A); 5:1-31 (S) by Mark Huey mark@outreachisrael.net This week’s Torah portion, B’shalach, is another excellent example of how important it is for us as Believers to really take the messages of Moses’ Teaching quite seriously. God lets the enemies of Israel harass His people in any generation. Whether it be the Ancient Amalekites who attacked Israel in the early days of the Exodus sojourn, or various evil forces that try to attack moves of the Spirit of God as we approach Yeshua’s return: the imperative […]