Andronicus presented Masei “Journeys Of”, from Numbers 33:1 – 36:13. We explored biblical numbers; one being the tithe, three being divine completion, five being grace, six being earthly, eight being new beginning, ten being divine order and forty being trial periods. These numbers and the cross referenced section (Exodus 14:4), equal a great responsibility for those who call themselves saved. Then Rabbi Jonathan covered Love or Ahavah, and showed how true love comes from God (I John 4:7-11). Additionally, love is a choice (Deuteronomy 30:19-20), so we must allow those we love, to have freedom of decision, without fear of being unloved. Finally, loving believers should strive to naturally mirror certain behaviors (John 14:15). The audio recording is http://messiahechad.org/private/26-july-2014-2k8/ and the open parsha teaching dates are actually 06 and 13 September. Contact Rabbi Jonathan or Pastor David, if interested.
It was exciting to hear Alfredo teach Matot or Tribes, from Numbers 30:2 – 32:42. The idea was to keep our vows, obey our leaders and keep our spirits positive. Some cross-referenced sections were Ecclesiastes 5:4-6, Mathew 5:37 and Proverbs 15:13-15. And Rabbi Jonathan covered how kosher is; cloven hooves and cud chewing for land animals, fins and scales for marine animals, non scavengers or carnivores for birds, locusts or grasshoppers or crickets for insects, and no reptiles, rodents, blood, fat nor amphibians (Leviticus 7, Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14). Yes, Peter had a vision about common animals being clean but that is only when Yahweh (God) wills it so… the kosher diet was not abolished in Acts 10-9-16. The audio recording is http://messiahechad.org/private/19-july-2014-9k3/ and see you next week for the monthly oneg… make sure to bring a (biblically) kosher dish to share : )