(Blessed are you, YHVH, our Elohim , King of the Universe,
Blessing for the Torah:
Baruch atah YHVH, Eloheynu, Melech ha-O’lam,
asher bachar banu m’kol ha-amim,v’natan lanu eht Torah-to.
Baruch atah YHVH, noteyn ha-Torah. Ameyn.”
(Blessed are you, YHVH, our Elohim , King of the Universe,
(Blessed are you, YHVH, our Elohim , King of the Universe,
you have selected us from among all the peoples,
and have given us your Torah. Blessed are you, YHVH, giver of the Torah. Ameyn.)
כח הַנִּסְתָּרֹת--לַיהוָה, אֱלֹהֵינוּ; וְהַנִּגְלֹת לָנוּ וּלְבָנֵינוּ, עַד-עוֹלָם
--לַעֲשׂוֹת, אֶת-כָּל-דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת.
“Ha nistarot la Yahveh Eloheinu ve ha niglot lanu u levaneinu ad olam – la asot et kol divrei ha torah hazot.”
Deu 29:29 “The secret matters belong to יהוה our Elohim, but what is revealed belongs to us and to our children forever, to do all the Words of this Torah.
Literal translation - The hidden matters of YHVH our Elohim and the matters being revealed are for us and for our children, forever, to do all the words of the Torah.
It is the Ruach Ha Kodesh of YHVH that inexplicably knocks on the doors of our hearts prompting us to draw closer to Him. When we begin to respond to these promptings the most amazing revelation of truth begins to be revealed to us. We begin to pursue His Truth that has been hidden from us. When we begin to discover the knowledge of His truth we begin to truly seek to love YHVH with all our hearts, beings and strength. When we respond to His Love YHVH begins to reveal His Son to us. If we truly seek to love and walk as His Son our Master we desire to embrace all of the Torah. If we seek to hear guard and do all of the Torah, we begin to know and understand that YHVH and YHVH alone is YHVH; that YHVH alone is the true Elohim. If we truly embrace His Oneness we come into Oneness with ourselves and everything around us and begin to understand and walk in the perfect will of YHVH.
Luk 10:21 In that hour יהושע exulted in the Spirit and said, “I praise You, Father, Master of the heaven and of the earth, that You have hidden these matters from clever and learned ones, and did reveal them to babes. Yea, Father, because thus it was well-pleasing in Your sight.
1Ti 3:16 And, beyond all question, the secret of reverence is great – who was revealed in the flesh, declared right in Spirit, was seen by messengers, was proclaimed among nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in esteem.
Beyond all question the greatest deception known to man Is that many claim to know Him but do not.
Mat 22:14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Mat 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens.
Mat 7:22 “Many(Gk pollos = majority) shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’
Mat 7:23 “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness! (Torahlessness)’1 Footnote: 1 See v. 15.
It is my understanding that ONLY when we begin to study and teach the Torah as Messiah and His talmadim (disciples) did will we begin to understand and walk in the mysteries and counsel of YHVH.
It is believed that Yahshua taught the Torah according to a “Septennial” or three and half year cycle. The same Torah cycle that was believed to be followed in both the first and second temple periods.
We believe that it was during the teaching of this Torah cycle by Yahshua that scribes and others witnesses present recorded these teachings and presented them as a Messianic commentary known as the second writings or incorrectly called the New Testament Gospels.
Our Torah portion for this week.
Num 34:1 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
Num 34:2 “Command the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘When you come into the land of Kenaʽan, this is the land which falls to you as an inheritance, the land of Kenaʽan to its boundaries:
Num 34:3 ‘Then your southern border shall be from the Wilderness of Tsin along the border of Eḏom, and your southern border shall be eastward from the end of the Salt Sea.
Num 34:4 ‘Then your border shall turn from the southern side of the Ascent of Aqrabbim, continue to Tsin, and be on the south of Qaḏĕsh Barnĕa, and it shall go on to Ḥatsar Addar, and continue to Atsmon.
Num 34:5 ‘And the border shall turn from Atsmon to the wadi of Mitsrayim, and it shall end at the Sea.
Num 34:6 ‘As for the western border, you shall have the Great Sea for a border, this is your western border.
Num 34:7 ‘And this is your northern border: From the Great Sea you mark out your borderline to Mount Hor,
Num 34:8 from Mount Hor you mark out your border to the entrance of Ḥamath, and the edge of the border shall be toward Tseḏaḏ,
Num 34:9 and the border shall proceed to Ziphron, and it shall end at Ḥatsar Ěnan. This is your northern border.
Num 34:10 ‘And you shall mark out your eastern border from Ḥatsar Ěnan to Shepham,
Num 34:11 and the border shall go down from Shepham to Riḇlah on the east side of Ayin, and the border shall go down and reach to the eastern side of the Sea of Kinnereth.
Num 34:12 ‘And the border shall go down along the Yardĕn, and it shall end at the Salt Sea. This is your land with its surrounding boundaries.’ ”
Unfortunately scholars are not certain where some of these places are. There is a general consesnsus however that the borders described here in Numbers 34 and Ezekiel 47 define different but similar borders which include the whole of contemporary Lebanon, both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and Israel, except for the South Negev and Eilat. Small parts of Syria are also included.
Referring to Torah portion 122 it is important to note that these territories were not included in Israel’s borders.
Num 32:2 So the children of Gaḏ and the children of Re’uḇĕn came and spoke to Mosheh, and to Elʽazar the priest, and to the leaders of the congregation, saying,
Num 32:3 “Ataroth, and Diḇon, and Yaʽzĕr, and Nimrah, and Ḥeshbon, and Elʽalĕh, and Seḇam, and Neḇo, and Beʽon,
Num 32:4 the land which יהוה had smitten before the congregation of Yisra’ĕl, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock.”
Num 32:5 And they said, “If we have found favour in your eyes, let this land be given to your servants as a possession, and do not let us pass over the Yardĕn.”
The sages teach us that these two tribes (including half the tribe of Mennasheh) were exceedingly weathy. There wealth was taken and not given. They had sought to make themselves wealthy and they succeeded. The sages go on to say that these tribes were vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy and were the first to be taken into exile when their enemies attacked them. The lands these tribes siezed for themselves were never part of the inheritance YHVH gave to Yisrael.
The lesson for us today who long to return to the land is that our inheritance is a joint inheritance. We cannot expect an inheritance or to be part of the bride if we don’t want to stay united with our brethren in the land where YHVH has chosen to give us.
Num 32:1 And the children of Re’uḇĕn and the children of Gaḏ had much livestock, a large number. And they saw the land of Yaʽzĕr and the land of Gilʽaḏ and saw that the place was a place for livestock.
Eph 3:4 In reading this, then, you are able to understand my insight into the secret of Messiah,
Eph 3:5 which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His set-apart emissaries and prophets:
Eph 3:6 The gentiles to be co-heirs, united in the same body, and partakers together1 in the promise in Messiah through the Good News, Footnote: 1Rom. 11:17-24, Isa. 14:1.
Eph 3:7 of which I became a servant according to the gift of the favour of Elohim given to me, according to the working of His power.
Eph 3:8 To me, the very least of all the set-apart ones, this favour was given, to bring the Good News of the unsearchable riches of Messiah among the gentiles,
Eph 3:9 and to make all see how this secret is administered, which for ages past has been hidden in Elohim who created all through יהושע Messiah,1 Footnote: 1John 1:3.
Eph 3:10 so that now, through the assembly, the many-sided wisdom of Elohim might be known to the principalities and authorities in the heavenlies,
Eph 3:11 according to the everlasting purpose which He made in Messiah יהושע our Master,
Eph 3:12 in whom we have boldness and access, with reliance, through belief in Him -(through the faith(noun) of him).
Shaul realized that it would require a supernatural revelation to see the importance and significance of our joint inheritance.
Eph 1:15 For this reason I too, having heard of your belief in the Master יהושע and your love for all the set-apart ones,
Eph 1:16 do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers,
Eph 1:17 that the Elohim of our Master יהושע Messiah, the Father of esteem, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,
Eph 1:18 the eyes of your understanding1 being enlightened, so that you know what is the expectation of His calling, and what are the riches of the esteem of His inheritance in the set-apart ones, Footnote: 1Lk. 24:45.
Eph 1:19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who are believing, according to the working of His mighty strength,
Eph 1:20 which He wrought in the Messiah when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenlies,
Eph 1:21 far above all rule and authority and power and mastery, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
Eph 1:22 And He put all under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all, to the assembly,
Eph 1:23 which is His body, the completeness of Him who fills all in all.
There seems to be a growing realization amongst the Jews that the Messiah cannot return unless there is some kind of return and gathering together of the 12 tribes of Yisrael.
Num 34:13 And Mosheh commanded the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, “This is the land which you inherit by lot, which יהוה has commanded to give to the nine tribes and to the half-tribe.
Num 34:14 “For the tribe of the children of Re’uḇĕn according to the house of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gaḏ according to the house of their fathers, have received their inheritance. And the half-tribe of Menashsheh has received its inheritance.
Num 34:15 “The two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance beyond the Yardĕn of Yeriḥo eastward, toward the sunrise.”
When you entered the gates of the temple your back was turned towards the east or the place where the sun rises. Perhaps this was because many of the pagan and occultic practices had elements of sunworship in them.
Num 34:16 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
Num 34:17 “These are the names of the men who divide the land among you as an inheritance: Elʽazar the priest, and Yehoshua son of Nun.
Num 34:18 “And take one leader of every tribe to divide the land for the inheritance.
Num 34:19 “And these are the names of the men. From the tribe of Yehuḏah: Kalĕḇ son of Yephunneh.
Num 34:20 “And from the tribe of the children of Shimʽon: Shemu’ĕl son of Ammihuḏ.
Num 34:21 “From the tribe of Binyamin: Eliḏaḏ son of Kislon.
Num 34:22 “And a leader from the tribe of the children of Dan: Buqqi son of Yoḡli.
Num 34:23 “From the sons of Yosĕph: a leader from the tribe of the children of Menashsheh, Ḥanni’ĕl son of Ěphoḏ.
Num 34:24 “And a leader from the tribe of the children of Ephrayim: Qemu’ĕl son of Shiphtan.
Num 34:25 “And a leader from the tribe of the children of Zeḇulun: Elitsaphan son of Parnaḵ.
Num 34:26 “And a leader from the tribe of the children of Yissasḵar: Palti’ĕl son of Azzan.
Num 34:27 “And a leader from the tribe of the children of Ashĕr: Aḥihuḏ son of Shelomi.
Num 34:28 “And a leader from the tribe of the children of Naphtali: Peḏah’ĕl son of Ammihuḏ.”
Num 34:29 These are the ones יהוה commanded to divide the inheritance among the children of Yisra’ĕl in the land of Kenaʽan.
In the future we can expect the Ruach to do a deep work in the hearts of Yisrael. There will be much repenting and deep heart searching that will bring about a unity and love amongst the tribes never yet witnessed in history.
A study of each of the names of these tribes reveals an important kind of bond that exists between each tribe.
Num 35:1 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh in the desert plains of Mo’aḇ by the Yardĕn of Yeriḥo, saying,
Num 35:2 “Command the children of Yisra’ĕl that they shall give the Lĕwites cities to dwell in from the inheritance of their possession. Also give the Lĕwites open land around the cities.
Num 35:3 “And they shall have the cities to dwell in, and their open land for their cattle, and for their herds, and for all their livestock.
Num 35:4 “And the open land of the cities which you give the Lĕwites are from the wall of the city outward a thousand cubits all around.
Num 35:5 “And you shall measure outside the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits. And the city is in the middle. This is to them the open land for the cities.
Num 35:6 “And the cities which you give to the Lĕwites are the six cities of refuge, which you give to him who killed someone to flee to, and to these you add forty-two cities.
Num 35:7 “All the cities which you give to the Lĕwites are forty-eight, these with their open land.
Num 35:8 “And the cities which you give are from the possession of the children of Yisra’ĕl. From the larger tribe you give many, from the smaller you give few, each one gives some of its cities to the Lĕwites, in proportion to the inheritance that each inherits.”
We can assume that the Levites will also be engaged in running cities, making sure that disputes between brothers amongst the tribes are settled. The Levites will be responsible for guarding and teaching Torah among the tribes.
The Levites will also have land for cultivation and keeping of livestock. The Levites may even be tradesmen like carpenters and builders doing maintenance and work in the temple and local synagogues.
Baruch atah YHVH, Eloheynu, Melech ha-‘Olam, asher natan lanu Toraht-emet, v’chay-yeh o’lam nata-b’tochenu. Baruch atah YHVH, noteyn ha-Torah. Ameyn.”
(Blessed are you Yahveh, our Elohim, King of the Universe, you have given us your Torah of truth, and have planted everlasting life within our midst. Blessed are you, YHVH giver of the Torah – Ameyn
Please note these notes are under construction and are subject to correction and are in no way a final authority on any subject