Expel All The People!  趕出所有的居民!

D’VAR TORAH

MASEI – 路程

BAMIDBAR (民數記) 33:1-36:13

 

 

Title:                            Expel All The People!  趕出所有的居民!

 

Torah:                          Bamidbar/民數記 33:1-36:13

Haftarah:                     Yirmeyahu/耶利米書 2:4-28; 3:4

Brit Chadasha:                        Mattityahu/馬太福音 24:1-25:6

 

 

民數記 33:50  耶和華在摩押平原約但河邊、耶利哥對面曉諭摩西說: 33:51  「你吩咐以色列人說:你們過約但河進迦南地的時候, 33:52  就要從你們面前趕出那裡所有的居民,毀滅他們一切鏨成的石像和他們一切鑄成的偶像,又拆毀他們一切的邱壇。 3:53  你們要奪那地,住在其中,因我把那地賜給你們為業。33:55  倘若你們不趕出那地的居民,所容留的居民就必作你們眼中的刺,肋下的荊棘,也必在你們所住的地上擾害你們。 33:56  而且我素常有意怎樣待他們,也必照樣待你們。」

哇!似曾相識的感覺!當然我們早已從經文得知以色列人並沒有聽從神的命令趕出迦南地所有的居民,於是那地的居民最終成了他們眼中的刺和肋下的荊棘。而56節的警告也成為事實了。以色列人因為沒有趕出那地的居民,他們混雜在以色列人中,引誘以色列人去拜外邦的偶像,以至後來神對以色列人所作的,就是祂原本要對迦南人作的,將他們逐出以色列地。

面對現實吧,神不會和我們磨蹭!祂的警告我們必須認真聽,祂的指示我們必須服從,否則祂所說的後果必然會發生。爲什麽我們有人會認為學習了神的話語卻不服從祂的命令還能不受懲治,這真是瘋狂!簡直就像喜歡自我毀滅一般。

妥拉(律法書)裡面充滿了神的警告,並且指示我們如何生活才能得著祂的賜福。它同時也清楚列舉了不服從這些命令的後果。任何有半個腦子的人都應該能看見古時以色列的遭遇乃因他們的不順服,並因此知道自己若走同樣的路將會有什麽結局。然而,無數的人仍然繼續走在這條通往毀滅的途徑。

以色列人于1948年重新回到以色列地居住。然而,雖然這次神沒有在他們進入那地之前對他們引用上面的經文,但那並不是說神改變了主意要修改或撤回給他們土地的條件。我們應知道神是昨日今日直到永遠是一樣的,祂不會改變,也不會動搖。1948年神給了以色列人再一次順服祂的機會,1967年同樣,但這兩次以色列人仍然和以前一樣沒有聽從神的警告和指示,不將那地的居民從以色列地消除。因此今天他們必須遭受數千年前他們所受過的不順服後果。那地的居民又再一次成了他們眼中的刺和肋下的荊棘。令人傷痛的是我們已經知道了這故事在不久的將來會如何發展。

撒迦利亞書 13:8  耶和華說:這全地的人,三分之二必剪除而死,三分之一仍必存留。13:9  我要使這三分之一經火,熬煉他們,如熬煉銀子;試煉他們,如試煉金子。他們必求告我的名,我必應允他們。我要說:這是我的子民。他們也要說:耶和華是我們的神。

讚美神,雖然以色列人如此悖逆,起碼這次神會憐憫而不將他們完全趕出那地。然而祂將會把他們帶到近乎滅絕的邊緣(三分之二會死於他們的仇敵之手),到那時,經文這樣說:

馬太福音 23:38  看哪,你們的家成為荒場留給你們。 23:39  我告訴你們,從今以後,你們不得再見我,直等到你們說:『奉主名來的是應當稱頌的。』」

主耶穌啊,快回來救贖以色列脫離他一切憂傷痛苦吧!

 

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Expel All The People! – Masei

Masei

D’VAR TORAH

MASEI – JOURNEYS

BAMIDBAR (NUMBERS) 33:1-36:13

 

 

Torah:                          Bamidbar/Numbers 33:1-36:13

Haftarah:                     Yirmeyahu/Jerimiah 2:4-28; 3:4

Brit Chadasha:                        Mattityahu/Matthew 24:1-25:6

 

 

Bamidbar {33:50} HaShem spoke to Moshe (Moses) in the plains of Mo’av by the Yarden (Jordan), across from Yericho. He said {33:51} to tell the people of Yisrael (Israel), “When you cross the Yarden into the land of Kena’an, {33:52} you are to expel all the people living in the land from in front of you. Destroy all their stone figures, destroy all their metal statues and demolish all their high places. {33:53} Drive out the inhabitants of the land, and live in it, for I have given the land to you to possess. {33:55} But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from in front of you, then those you allow to remain will become like thorns in your eyes and stings in your sides – they will harass you in the land where you are living. {33:56} And in this event, I will do to you what I intended to do to them.”

Wow! What a Deja Vu! We certainly know from Scripture that Yisrael did not listen to HaShem and drive out the inhabitants of the land and that the inhabitants of the land did ultimately become like thorns in their eyes and stings in their sides. The last warning HaShem made in the above passages also came to pass. Yisrael did not only not drive out the inhabitants of the land which caused them to become thorns in their side and pricks in their eyes but because they remained in the land the inhabitants also enticed Yisrael to worship their god, which as we know resulted in HaShem doing to them as He intended to do totheKena’anim; He drove Yisrael out of the land.

Face the facts, HaShem does not mess around! His warning must be obeyed and His instructions must be adhered to or the consequences He warned about will take place. Why any of us think that we can study the Word of G-d and then not follow what He has said and still think we can get away with it is insane! It’s like someone who takes pleasure in self inflicting pain.

The Torah is replete with warnings from HaShem instructing us how to conduct our lives so as to receive His blessings. It also clearly enumerates the consequences of not following those instructions. Anyone with half a brain should be able to see what took place with ancient Yisrael because of their disobedience and easily conclude what will happen to them if they continue down the same path as them. Yet, scores of people still do continue down that path of self-destruction.

Bnei Yisrael reoccupied Eretz (the land of) Yisrael in 1948. However, just because HaShem did not repeat the verses quoted above to them before they entered does not mean that He had changed His mind concerning the conditions for giving them the land. After all HaShem is the same yesterday today and forever; He does not change, He does not waver. In 1948 HaShem gave them a second chance to be obedient and He did it again in 1967 yet both times, once again, bnei (the children of) Yisrael did not heed G-d’s warnings, they did not listen to His instructions and did not eliminate the inhabitants from the land. So today they are suffering the same consequences they suffered for their disobedience thousands of years ago. The inhabitants of the land have once again become like thorns in their eyes and stings in their sides. The sad part is we know how the story is going to play out in the future.

Zachariah {13:8} In time, throughout that land,” says HaShem, “two-thirds of those in it will be destroyed – they will die, but one-third will remain. {13:9} That third part I will bring through the fire; I will refine them as silver is refined, I will test them as gold is tested. They will call on My Name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’ and they will say, ‘HaShem is my G-d.’”

Baruch HaShem (Blessed is His Name) as bad as it is going to be for bnei Yisrael at least this time HaShem will be merciful and not drive them completely from the land. He will however, bring them to the brink of destruction (two-thirds will be killed at the hand of their enemy), at which point Scripture says:

Uri/Luke: 3:35} Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and truly I say unto you , you shall not see Me until the time come when you shall say, Baruch Haba b’Shem Ad-nai (Blessed is He that comes in the name of the L-rd.)  

Come quickly L-rd Yeshua and redeem bnei Yisrael from all her troubles.

 

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Vaders raak betrokke! – Matot

D’Var Torah

Stamme – Matot

Vaders raak betrokke!

 

Torah: Númeri / Bamidbar 31:1 – 42

Haftara: Jeremía / Yirmeyahu 1:1 – 2:3

Brit Chadasha: Matthéüs / Mattityahu 23:1 – 39

 

Númeri / Bamidbar {30:1} “En Moses het met die stamhoofde van die kinders van Israel gespreek en gesê: Dit is die saak wat die HERE beveel het: {30:2}  As iemand aan die HERE ‘n gelofte doen of ‘n eed sweer waardeur hy homself verbind om hom van iets te onthou, moet hy sy woord nie breek nie; hy moet handel volgens alles wat uit sy mond uitgaan. {30:3}  Maar as ‘n vrou aan die HERE ‘n gelofte doen of haarself verbind om haar te onthou, terwyl sy in haar vader se huis is in haar jeug, {30:4}  en haar vader van haar gelofte hoor of van die onthouding waartoe sy haarself verbind het, en haar vader swyg teenoor haar, dan sal al haar geloftes van krag wees, en elke onthouding waartoe sy haarself verbind het, sal van krag wees. ”.

 

Dit blyk ‘n redelike voor-die-hand-liggende Skrifgedeelte te wees en so is dit ook. Indien ons dit egter ietwat van nader beskou, is daar ‘n baie belangrike boodskap aan vaders en hoofde van huishoudings hierin vervat. Wat God hier sê, is dat vaders wat hoofde van huishoudings is altyd pro-aktief in die lewens van hulle kinders moet optree, want al te dikwels laat ouers hulle kinders aan hulle eie genade oor. Hulle voer dan die verskoning aan dat hulle hul kinders vertrou en wil hulle vermoëns gevolglik nie aan bande lê om eerlike, redelike en weldeurdagte besluite op hulle eie te neem nie. Die feit is egter dat alhoewel dit die indruk van goeie ouerskap mag skep – want ons wil tog ons kinders vertrou – dit beslis nie Bybels is nie. God vereis dat vaders as hoofde van hulle huishoudings, werklik betrokke moet wees by die lewens van hulle kinders. Dit behels dus dat hulle kennis behoort te dra van wie hulle kinders se vriende is, met wie hulle gesels, wie hulle kontakte op “Facebook” en elke ander vorm van sosiale media is. Indien julle as ouers nalaat om dit te doen, versuim julle jul plig om ooreenkomstig die gebooie (mitzvah) te sorg dat julle kinders hulle geloftes nakom. Dit is feitlik seker dat julle kinders nie vrywillig sodanige inligting aan hulle vaders sal verstrek nie.

 

‘n Verdere ongelukkige feit is dat die vader sy verantwoordelikheid om die kinders te moniteer, aan die moeder oorlaat. Ook dit is on-Bybels en veroorsaak ‘n onnatuurlike huishouding waar die moeder – in plaas van die vader – die gesagsrol moet handhaaf. Vaders, indien julle nalaat om aktief betrokke te raak by die lewens van julle kinders, soos wat God hier aan ons verduidelik, sal alles wat húlle doen en sê geld. Ingeval hulle dus ‘n swak –of verkeerde besluit geneem het, sal dit ‘n vernietigende uitwerking op sowel die kinders se lewens as die hele gesin hê.

 

Wanneer ek vaders al by geleentheid berispe het oor hulle gebrek aan ouerlike toesig, haal hulle feitlik altyd die volgende Skrifgedeelte aan om hulleself te regverdig dat hulle nie oordrewe betrokke geraak het by die lewens van hulle inders nie:

 

Kolossense / Kolosim {3:21} “Vaders, moenie julle kinders terg nie, sodat hulle nie moedeloos word nie. ”.

 

Hierdie gedeelte word natuurlik geheel-en-al buite verband deur hulle aangehaal. Indien ons egter die verse wat hierdie teksvers voorafgaan, lees, kan ons bepaal wat Paulus (Shaul) in gedagte gehad het toe hy hierdie woorde aan die Kolossense gerig het:

 

Kolossense / Kolosim {3:16} “Laat die woord van Christus ryklik in julle woon in alle wysheid. Leer en vermaan mekaar met psalms en lofsange en geestelike liedere, en sing in julle hart met dankbaarheid tot eer van die Here. {3:17}  En wat julle ook al doen in woord of in daad, doen alles in die Naam van die Here Jesus en dank God die Vader deur Hom.”.

 

Gelei deur hierdie aanvangsverse as ons gids, sê Paulus vir die vaders dat, wanneer hulle met hulle kinders verkeer, hulle vir hulle psalms, lofsange en geestelike liedere moet sing, sodat aan hulle raad gegee behoort te word in alle wysheid en alles wat hulle doen, gedoen behoort te word in die naam van die Here Jesus, met danksegging aan God die Vader. Indien hulle egter enigiets anders as dit doen, sou hulle die kinders terg sodat hulle moedeloos word en wegdraai van God en Sy toorn op hulle laat neerkom. Vaders, raak betrokke!

 

Congregation Melech Yisraelalle regte voorbehou

 

 

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做父親的,要參與!-Matot

D’VAR TORAH

MATOT – 支派

BAMIDBAR (民數記) 30:1-32:42

 

Title:                            Fathers Get Involved 做父親的,要參與!

Torah:                          Bamidbar/民數記 31:1-42

Haftarah:                     Yirmeyahu/耶利米書 1:1-2:3

Brit Chadasha:                        Mattityahu/馬太福音 23:1-39

 

民數記 30:1  摩西曉諭以色列各支派的首領說:「耶和華所吩咐的乃是這樣: 30:2  人若向耶和華許願或起誓,要約束自己,就不可食言,必要按口中所出的一切話行。 30:3  女子年幼、還在父家的時候,若向耶和華許願,要約束自己, 30:4  他父親也聽見他所許的願並約束自己的話,卻向他默默不言,他所許的願並約束自己的話就都要為定。

這段經文在字面和意義上都是簡單而直截了當的。然而我們若往深處鑽研就會發現這裡有一個很重要的信息是給作為一家之主的父親角色。神在這裡說的是父親們既為家庭的領袖,必須更加積極的參與兒女們的生活。太多時候父母對孩子們的事袖手旁觀。他們的藉口是信任自己的孩子們,不想干涉他們以至限制他們為自己做出誠懇及正確決定的能力。這雖然聽起來好像很好-誰不想做信任子女的父母-但事實上卻是不符合聖經教導的。神要身為一家之主的父親主動而且積極地參與兒女們的生活。這包括他們應該知道孩子們和什麽人來往,和什麽人交談,涉及哪些社交媒體,以及他們的聯絡對象是些什麽人。假如你作為一個父親卻沒有做到以上這一切,你就是沒有遵守這條認可孩子誓約的誡命,因為可想而知,大多數的孩子們都不會主動向父親報告各樣關於自己的消息。

另一個可歎的事實是,多數做父親的把監管兒女的責任交給做母親的。這也是不符合聖經原則,並且女人取代男人當家,一個家變成上下顛倒。父親們,如果你們不積極參與兒女們的生活,神在這裡告訴我們,他們所做所說的一切都被你們認可。假若他們做了錯誤的決定,那不但可能摧毀孩子的生命,就連整個家庭也會連帶的受到極大的影響。

每當我向父親們表示不認同他們對兒女的缺乏監督,他們總是拿出以下的經節回答我,並且用來做不參與兒女生活的辯解:

歌羅西書 3:21  你們作父親的,不要惹兒女的氣,恐怕他們失了志氣。

當然,這是斷章取義。如果我們看看這節之前的經文,就可明白保羅寫給歌羅西人的這段經文是在說什麼:

歌羅西書 3:16  當用各樣的智慧,把基督的道理豐豐富富的存在心裡,(或作:當把基督的道理豐豐富富的存在心裡,以各樣的智慧),用詩章、頌詞、靈歌,彼此教導,互相勸戒,心被恩感,歌頌神。 3:17  無論做什麼,或說話或行事,都要奉主耶穌的名,藉著他感謝父神。

根據本文開始的經文為原則,保羅是在告訴父親們,對待兒女的方法,應當向他們誦讀和吟唱詩章靈歌,用智慧輔導他們,奉主耶穌的名做每一件事,並且藉著祂感謝父神。如果父親們不做這些而用其他的法子,就會惹怒兒女們,而令他們灰心喪志離開神,以至神的憤怒臨到他們。做父親的,要參與!

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Бащи, бъдете активни! – Matot

Д’ВАР ТОРА

МАТОТ – ПЛЕМЕНА

Б’МИДБАР (ЧИСЛА) 30:1-32:42

 

Бащи, бъдете активни!

 

Тора:                           Б’Мидбар / Числа 31:1-42

Афтара:                      Йермиаху/ Еремия 1:1-2:3

Нов Завет:                  Матитяху/ Матей 23:1-39

 

Б’Мидбар (Числа){30:1} Така също Моисей говори на началниците от племената на израилтяните, казвайки: Ето що заповяда Господ: {30:2} Когато някой мъж направи обрек Господу, или се закълне с клетва та обвързва душата си със задължение, нека не наруши думата си, но нека извърши, според всичко що е излязло из устата му. {30:3} Тоже, ако някоя жена направи обрек Господу, и обвърже себе си със задължение, в младостта си, в бащиния си дом, {30:4} и баща й чуе обрека й и задължението, с което е обвързала душата си, и баща й не й каже нищо, тогава всичките й обреци си остават в сила, и всяко нейно задължение, с което е обвързала душата си, си остава в сила.

 

Може да ви се стори, че този пасаж се разбира от само себе си и наистина е така. Но, ако се задълбочим малко в текста, ще видим едно много важно послание за бащите и главите на семейства. Това, което Бог ни казва тук, е, че бащите, които са глави на семейства, трябва да са активни в живота на децата си. Много родители често оставят децата си на самотек. Те използват извинението, че вярват на децата си и не искат да попречат на способността им да вземат честни, разумни и трезви решения сами. Но истината се, че дори и да звучи добре, че вярваме на децата си, това определено не е библейски подход. Бог иска бащите, които са глави на семейства, да участват активно в живота на децата си. Това означава, че те трябва да познават приятелите на децата си, хората, с които говорят, контактите им във Фейсбук и т.н. Ако вие като родител не правите това, тогава не изпълнявате заповедта за потвърждаване на обреците на децата ви. Със сигурност повечето деца не биха дали информация на родителите си доброволно.

Друг тъжен факт е това, че бащите често прехвърлят отговорността по контрола върху децата на майката. Това също е небиблейско и обръща семейството с главата надолу и жената поема ролята на мъжа. Бащи, ако не сте активни в живота на децата си, според пасажа, който прочетохме, всичко, което децата ви правят или казват си остава и те са обвързани с него. Затова, ако те вземат погрешно решение, то ще се отрази не само върху живота на детето, но и върху цялото семейство.

 

Когато понякога съм предизвиквал бащи за липсата на родителски контрол, те почти винаги ми цитират следния стих, като го използват като извинение за това, че не участват активно в живота на децата си:

Колосяни{3:21} Бащи, не дразнете децата си, за да не се обезсърчават.

Разбира се, така цитиран този стих е извън контекст. Ако разгледаме стиховете преди това, можем да разберем какво е имал предвид ап. Павел, когато е писал това на колосяните:

Колосяни {3:16}  Христовото слово да се вселява във вас богато; с пълна мъдрост учете се и увещавайте се с псалми и химни и духовни песни, като пеете на Бога с благодат в сърцата си. {3:17} и каквото и да вършите, словом или делом, вършете всичко в името на Господа Исуса, благодарящи чрез Него на Бога Отца.

 

От тези стихове става ясно, че Павел казва на бащите в общуването с децата си да използват псалми, химни и духовни песни; да ги съветват с мъдрост и че всичко, което правят, трябва да се прави в името на Господ Йешуа с благодарност към Бога Отца. Ако правят нещо различно от това, те дразнят децата си, които ще се обезсърчат и ще обърнат гръб на Бога и Той ще излее гнева Си върху тях. Бащи, бъдете активни!

 

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Fathers get Involved – Matot

Matot

D’VAR TORAH

MATOT – TRIBES

BAMIDBAR (NUMBERS) 30:1-32:42

 

Torah:                          Bamidbar/Numbers 31:1-42

Haftarah:                     Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 1:1-2:3

Brit Chadasha:                        Mattityahu/Matthew 23:1-39

 

Bamidbar {30:1} Then Moshe (Moshe) spoke to the heads of the tribes of the people of Yisrael (Israel). He said, “Here is what HaShem has ordered: {30:2} when a man makes a vow to HaShem or formally obligates himself by swearing an oath, he is not to break his word but is to do everything he said he would do. {30:3}”When a woman makes a vow to HaShem, formally obligating herself, while she is a minor living in her father’s house; {30:4} then, if her father has heard what she vowed or obligated herself to do and holds his peace, then all her vows remain binding – every obligation she has bound herself to will stand. 

This may seem like a pretty straight forward passage of Scripture and it is. However, if we dig a little deeper there is a very important message here for fathers and heads of households. What HaShem is saying here is that fathers, who are the head of their households, need to be proactive and involved in the lives of their children. All too often parents leave their children to themselves. They use the excuse that they trust their child and do not want to cramp their ability to make, honest, reasonable and sound decisions on their own. But that fact is, although this may sound like good parenting, after all we all want to trust our kids, it is definitely not biblical. HaShem wants fathers, who are heads of their households, to be actively involved in their children’s lives. This means that they should know who their child’s friends are, who they are speaking to, who their contacts are on Face Book and on every other form of social media. If, as a parent you are not doing this, then you are not fulfilling the mitzvah (commandment) of ratifying your child’s vows. Certainly most children will not volunteer information to their fathers and if they do not ask and investigated what is going on in their life they will not tell you and if they do tell it may nog be the whole truth.

Another sad fact is, often the father relegates the responsibility of monitoring the children to the mother. This too is not biblical and makes for an upside-down household where the woman takes the lead role instead of the man. Fathers, if you do not get actively involved in the lives of your children then what we are being told here by HaShem is that everything they do and say will stand. Therefore, if they made a bad or wrong decision it will not only have devastating implications on the child`s life but it will also affect the entire family.

Many times when I have challenged fathers for their lack of parental supervision they almost always recite the following Scripture to me, using it as their justification for not overly getting involved in their children’s lives:

Kolosim (Colossians) {3:21} Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.

Of course they have taken this passage of Scripture totally out of context. If we look at the verses prior to this verse we can determine what Shaul (Paul) had in mind when he penned these words to the Kolosim:

Kolosim {3:16}  let the Word of Mashiach (Messiah), in all its richness, live in you, as you teach and counsel each other in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude to G-d in your hearts. {3:17} That is, everything you do or say, do in the name of the L-rd Yeshua, giving thanks through Him to G-d the Father.

Using these opening verses as our guide, Shaul is telling fathers that they should, in dealing with their children, sing psalms hymns and spiritual songs to them; that they should counsel them in all wisdom and that everything they do needs to be done in the name of the L-rd Yeshua, giving thanks to G-d the Father. If they do anything other than this they would exasperate their children, their children will lose heart and turn away from G-d and that would bring His wrath down upon them. Fathers get involved!

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Respectful and Temperate – Pinchas

Pinchas

D’VAR TORAH

PINCHAS – PHINEAS

BAMIDBAR (NUMBERS) 25:10-29:40

 

 

Torah:                          Bamidbar 25:10-29:40

Haftarah:                     Mikhah/Micah 5:6-6:8

Brit Chadasha:                        Mordechai/Mark 11:12-26

 

 

Bamidbar {28:1} HaShem said to Moshe (Moses), {28:2} “Give an order to the people of Yisrael (Israel). Tell them, ‘You are to take care to offer Me at the proper time the food presented to Me as offerings made by fire, providing a fragrant aroma for Me.’ {28:3} Tell them, ‘This is the offering made by fire that you are to bring to HaShem: male lambs in their first year and without defect, two daily as a regular burnt offering. {28:4} Offer the one lamb in the morning and the other lamb at dusk, {28:5} along with two quarts of fine flour as a grain offering, mixed with one quart of oil from pressed olives. {28:6} It is the regular burnt offering, the same as was offered on Mount Sinai to give a fragrant aroma, an offering made by fire for HaShem. {28:7} Its drink offering is to be one-quarter hin for one lamb; in the Holy Place you are to pour out a drink offering of intoxicating liquor to HaShem. {28:8} The other lamb you are to present at dusk; present it with the same kind of grain offering and drink offering as in the morning; it is an offering made by fire, with a fragrant aroma for HaShem. {28:9} “‘On Shabbat offer two male lambs in their first year and without defect, with one gallon of fine flour as a grain offering, mixed with olive oil, and its drink offering.

As I read through the list of required offerings I was amazed at how many animals and how much grain and oil they needed to offer and how seriously HaShem took the offerings. Everything had to be done in a precise order, exactly as prescribed by HaShem. The exact proper offering had to be offered at the precise time or season depending on which Feast day was being celebrated.  How they managed to keep track of everything without the use of computers, as we have today, astounds me? It was not like they could make a mistake once in a while. A mess-up could have meant death for the offer or the priest that was doing the offering.

Then I thought. If like Scripture says, HaShem is the same yesterday, today and forever, it must be an abomination to Him to see how people treat and approach Him today. I cannot but think that G-d must be extremely longsuffering. From what I have seen of non-denominational churches, both those that I have visited and those that I have had the opportunity to view on the internet and television, hardly anything is done orderly or respectfully anymore. Sadly the same is true for many of the Messianic Congregations as well. It also amazes me how carelessly Believers treat the blood of Yeshua and the Ruach HaKodesh. I am also dumbfounded when I hear Believers binding HaSatan and consign him to hell as if they have any power to do that.

Y’hudah (Jude) {1:9} But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moshe, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The L-rd rebuke you!”

HaShem has allowed HaSatan liberty over the world and the world’s system and only He can bind him and only He will send him to hell. We fool ourselves if we think we can send the devil to hell. We can be sure, however, when his time comes HaShem will send him and his demons there.

Did you notice what was required to offer in verse 7?

            {28:7} Its drink offering is to be one-quarter hin for one lamb; in the Holy Place you are to pour out a drink offering of intoxicating liquor to HaShem.

Intoxicating liquor? Does this mean that they had stills in those day for the production of hard liquor? Obviously they did! You can also be sure that if they were producing hard intoxicating liquor during biblical times, they were drinking it as well. Allow me to remind you that there is no prohibition against drinking wine or hard liquor. The only prohibition is against getting drunk. Shlomo Melech (King Solomon) said:

Mishlei (Proverbs) {23:30} Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine. {23:31} Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly ; {23:32} At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper. {23:33} Your eyes will see strange things And your mind will utter perverse things. {23:34} And you will be like one who lies down in the middle of the sea, Or like one who lies down on the top of a mast.

            Learn to be respectful and orderly when worshiping HaShem and learn to be temperate in your consumption of intoxicating liquor.

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С почит и мярка – Pinchas

Д’ВАР ТОРА

ПИНХАС – ФИНЕЕС

Б’МИДБАР (ЧИСЛА) 25:10-29:40

 

 

Заглавие:                   С почит и мярка

Тора:                           Б’Мидбар / Числа 25:10-29:40

Афтара:                      Мелахим Алеф/ 3 Царе 18:46-19:21

Нов Завет:                 Йоханан/ Йоан 2:13–25

 

Б’Мидбар (Числа){28:1} Господ говори още на Моисея, казвайки:{28:2} Заповядай на израилтяните, като им кажеш: Внимавайте да Ми принасяте на определеното им време Моите приноси, хляба Ми за благоуханна чрез огън жертва на Мене. {28:3} И кажи им: Ето приносът чрез огън, който ще принасяте Господу: две едногодишни агнета на ден, без недостатък, за всегдашно всеизгаряне. {28:4} Едното агне да принасяш заран, а другото агне да принасяш вечер; {28:5} а за хлебен принос една десета от ефа чисто брашно, смесено с четвърт ин първоток дървено масло. {28:6} Това е всегдашно всеизгаряне, определено на Синайската планина, за благоуханна жертва чрез огън Господу. {28:7} И възлиянието му да бъде четвърт ин за едното агне; в светилището да възливаш силно питие за възлияние Господу. {28:8} А другото агне да принасяш привечер; както утринния хлебен принос, и както възлиянието му, така да го принасяш за благоуханна жертва чрез огън Господу. {28:9} А в съботен ден да принасяте две едногодишни агнета, без недостатък, и две десети от ефа чисто брашно, смесено с дървено масло за хлебен принос с възлиянието му.

 

Докато четях списъка с изискваните приноси, бях удивен колко много животни, колко много хляб и масло бяха нужни и колко сериозно Бог приемаше приноса. Всичко трябваше да бъде извършено по специфичен ред, точно както Той беше постановил. Точният принос трябваше да бъде принесен на точното време или сезон в зависимост за кой празник ставаше дума. Как успяваха да следят всичко без да използват компютри, както ние днес? Не можеха да си позволят да направят грешки. Една малка небрежност и това можеше да коства живота на свещеника, който правеше приноса.

 

След това се замислих. Ако както Писанието казва, Бог е същият вчера, днес и завинаги, сигурно е мерзост да гледа как хората се приближават до Него днес. Не мога да не си помисля, че Бог е прекалено дълготърпелив. От това, което съм виждал в много над-деноминационни църкви, които съм посещавал или съм гледал събрания по интернет, почти нищо вече не става с ред или с нужното уважение. За съжаление, същото може да се каже и за много месиански събрания. Удивен съм колко небрежно вярващите се отнасят към кръвта на Йешуа и Святия Дух. Също така съм удивен да чувам как вярващите връзват Сатана и го изпращат в ада все едно имат сила за това.

 

Йехуда (Юда) {1:9} Но архангел Михаил, когато в борба с дявола се препираше за Моисеевото тяло, не смея да произнесе против него хулителна присъда, но рече: Господ да те смъмри.

 

Бог е дал на Сатана свободата да се разпорежда със световната система и само Той може да го върже и само Той може да го изпрати в ада. Ние се заблуждаваме, ако си мислим, че можем да изпратим дявола в ада. Но можем да сме сигурни, че когато времето му дойде, Бог ще го изпрати заедно с всичките му демони там.

 

Забелязахте ли както трябва да се принася в стих 7?

            {28:7} И възлиянието му да бъде четвърт ин за едното агне; в светилището да възливаш силно питие за възлияние Господу.

 

Силно питие? Това означава ли, че в онези дни е било познато производството на твърд алкохол? Очевидно да! Можем да сме сигурни, също така, че ако са произвеждали твърд алкохол в библейски времена, също са го и пиели. Нека ви напомня, че няма заповед срещу пиенето на твърд алкохол или вино. Има заповед срещу това да се напиваш. Цар Соломон е казал:

 

Мишлей (Притчи) {23:30} На ония, които се бавят около виното, които отиват да вкусят подправено вино. {23:31} Не гледай виното, че е червено, че показва цвета си в чашата, че се поглъща гладко,{23:32} Защото после то хапе като змия и жили като ехидна.{23:33} Очите ти ще гледат чужди жени и сърцето ти ще изригва развратни неща; {23:34} Даже ще бъдеш като един, който би легнал всред море, или като един, който би лежал на върха на мачта.

 

            Нека се научим да се отнасяме с почит и ред, когато се покланяме на Бога и да знаем мярката, когато консумираме алкохол.         

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Heshima na Kiasi – Pinchas

D’var Torati
Pinchas – PHINEAS
Bamidbar (Hesabu) 25:10-29:40

Title: Heshima na Kiasi
Torati: Bamidbar 25:10-29:40
Haftarah: Mikhah / Mika 5:6-6:8
Brit Chadasha: Mordechai / Marko 11:12-26

Bamidbar {28:1}  Kisha Bwana akanena na Musa, na kumwambia,
(28:2) Waagize hao wana wa Israeli, uwaambie, Matoleo yangu, chakula changu cha sadaka zangu zisongezwazo kwa moto, za harufu ya kupendeza kwangu mimi, mtaangalia kuzisongeza kwangu wakati wake upasao.
(28:3) Nawe utawaambia, Hii ndiyo sadaka isongezwayo kwa moto mtakayomsongezea Bwana; wana-kondoo waume wa mwaka wa kwanza wakamilifu, wawili kila siku, wawe sadaka ya kuteketezwa ya sikuzote.
(28:4) Mwana-kondoo mmoja utamsongeza asubuhi, na mwana-kondoo wa pili utamsongeza jioni;
(28:5) pamoja na sehemu ya kumi ya efa ya unga mwembamba kuwa sadaka ya unga, uliochanganywa na robo ya hini ya mafuta ya kupondwa.
(28:6) Ni sadaka ya kuteketezwa ya sikuzote, iliyoamriwa huko katika mlima wa Sinai iwe harufu ya kupendeza, sadaka ya kusongezwa kwa Bwana kwa moto.
(28:7) Na sadaka yake ya kinywaji itakuwa robo ya hini kwa mwana-kondoo mmoja; hiyo sadaka ya kinywaji, ya kileo, utammiminia Bwana katika mahali hapo patakatifu.
(28:8) Na mwana-kondoo wa pili utamsongeza wakati wa jioni; kama ile sadaka ya unga iliyosongezwa asubuhi, na kama sadaka yake ya kinywaji, ndivyo utakavyoisongeza, ni sadaka ya kusongezwa kwa moto, ni harufu ya kupendeza kwa Bwana.
(28:9) Tena katika siku ya Sabato watasongezwa wana-kondoo wawili, waume wa mwaka wa kwanza, wakamilifu, pamoja na sehemu ya kumi mbili za efa za unga mwembamba kuwa sadaka ya unga, uliochanganywa na mafuta, pamoja na sadaka yake ya kinywaji;.
Nilipo soma orodha ya matoleo zilizohitajika nilishangazwa na wingi wa wanyama, fanaka na mafuta waliyo hitaji kutoa na kwa  umuhimu Hashem  alivyokulia matoleo. Kila kitu kilikuwa kifanywa kwa usahahi na vile ilivyo elezewa na Hashem, Sadaka kamili ilikuwa itolewe kwa wakati sahihi na muhula kutegemea ni wakati gani sikukuu inasherehekewa, Jinsi walivyo weza kuweka maagizo ya kila kitu bila kutumia taklishi, kama tunavyo fanya siku hizi, inanishangaza,  Haikuwa kama wangelifanya makosa kwa wakati mmoja.  Kukosea kungemaanisha kifo kwa toleo au kuhani ambaye aliyekuwa akitoa sadaka hiyo.

Kisha nikawa waza.  Kama maandiko ya semavyo, Hashem ni Yule Yule jana, leo na milele, lazima iwe ni  haramu kuona jinsi watu wanavyo mwendea leo. Siwezi bali kuwaza kuwa Mungu huteseka sana. Kutokana na yale ni liyoyaona katika makanisa yasiyo ya kidini, yote niliyo hudhuria nay ale niliyo pata nafasi ya kutizama katika mtandao na runinga, kamwe hakuna kitu kinafanyika kwa utaratibu au heshema tena. Kwa masikitiko hivi ndivyo ilivyo katika mengi ya makusanyiko yaki masihii pia.  Pia inanishangaza vile waumini wanavyo chukulia kimdhaha damu ya Mokozi and Roho Mtakatifu. Nina shangazwa na vile waumini wanavyo mfunga shetani na kumtupa jehanamu nikana kwamba wanauwezo wowote  wakufanya hivyo. Y’hudah (Yuda){1:9}  na akukaripie.”Hata Mikaeli, malaika mkuu, hakufafanya hivyo.  Katika ule ubishi kati yake na ibilisi juu ya mwili wa musa, Mikaeli hakuthubutu kumhukumu ibilisi kwa matusi, ila alisema: “Bwana mwenyewe na akukaripie.”  HaShem  amemruhusu shetani uhuru juu ya dunia na mipangilia ya dunia na ni Mungu mwenyewe anaye weza kumfunga na kutupa jehanamu. Tunajidanganya wenyewe tunapodhania kuwa tunaweza kumtupa shetani jehanamu. Tuna uhakika hatahivyo, wakati wakati wake ukuwadia HaShem anamtupa na mapepo yake huko.

Uliona kile kilicho kuwa kina hitajika kutolewa katika ayah ya 7?

            (28:7) Na sadaka yake ya kinywaji itakuwa robo ya hini kwa mwana-kondoo mmoja; hiyo sadaka ya kinywaji, ya kileo, utammiminia Bwana katika mahali hapo patakatifu         

Pombe ileweshayo? Je inamaanisha kuwa walikuwa na mapipa nyakati hizo za kutengewa vilio vikali? Niwazi walikuwa navyo!  Utakuwa na uhakika kuwa walikuwa wakitengeneza. vileo vikali nyakati za biblia, na walikuwa wakinywa , walikuwa wakinywa divai  na pombe kali. Walikatazwa. Shlomo Melech (Mfalme Somoni) akasema:

Mishlei (Methali) {23:30} Ni wale ambao hawabanduki penye divai, wale ambao hukaa chonjo kuonja divai iliyokolezwa,  {23:31}Usitamani divai hata kwa wekundu wake, hata kama inametameta katika glasi, na kushuka taratibu unapoinywa; {23:32} Mwishowe huuma kama nyoka. {23:33} Macho yako yataona mauzauza, moyo wako utatoa mambo yaliyopotoka.  {23:34} Utakuwa kama mtu alalaye katikati ya bahari,  kama mtu alalaye juu ya mlingoti wa meli.Jifunzeni kuwa na heshema na utatibu wakati wa kumwabudu Mungu na mjifunze kuwa na kiasi mnapo kunywa pombe.

 

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尊敬和節制 – Pinchas

D’VAR TORAH

PINCHAS – 非尼哈

BAMIDBAR (民數記) 25:10-29:40

 

 

 

Title:                            Respectful and Temperate 尊敬和節制

Torah:                          民數記 25:10-29:40

Haftarah:                     Mikhah/彌迦書 5:6-6:8

Brit Chadasha:                        Mordechai/馬可福音 11:12-26

 

Num 28:1  耶和華曉諭摩西說: 28:2  「你要吩咐以色列人說:『獻給我的供物,就是獻給我作馨香火祭的食物,你們要按日期獻給我』; 28:3  又要對他們說:你們要獻給耶和華的火祭,就是沒有殘疾、一歲的公羊羔,每日兩隻,作為常獻的燔祭。 28:4  早晨要獻一隻,黃昏的時候要獻一隻; 28:5  又用細麵伊法十分之一,並搗成的油一欣四分之一,調和作為素祭。 28:6  這是西乃山所命定為常獻的燔祭,是獻給耶和華為馨香的火祭。 28:7  為這一隻羊羔,要同獻奠祭的酒一欣四分之一。在聖所中,你要將醇酒奉給耶和華為奠祭。 28:8  晚上,你要獻那一隻羊羔,必照早晨的素祭和同獻的奠祭獻上,作為馨香的火祭,獻給耶和華。」 28:9  「當安息日,要獻兩隻沒有殘疾、一歲的公羊羔,並用調油的細麵伊法十分之二為素祭,又將同獻的奠祭獻上。

讀著這一連串神指定的獻祭單子,那龐大的祭牲數目以及細麺和橄欖油的量,使我不禁為之驚奇不已,從而可知神對這些獻祭的律例是何等重視。每一個細節和程序都必須嚴格按照神的指令去實行。在哪一個節期於準確的時刻獻獻上適當的祭,必須嚴格地遵行。不像我們今天有電腦幫助,他們是怎樣記住正確的細節?不管如何,這些細節是絲毫錯不得的。一點偏差就有可能令獻祭的人或祭司死亡!

於是我想,如果照聖經所說,神昨日今日直到永遠都不改變,那麼今天人對待神的態度和方式,對神來說一定是件可憎的事。我只能相信神是極其寬容忍耐的。從我所看到的那些無派別的教會,不論是我訪問過或有機會在互聯網或電視上看過的,那種聚會幾乎沒有什麽可以稱得上秩序或尊敬的。最可悲的是,許多彌賽亞會眾也是一樣。我震驚於信徒們毫不在乎的對待耶穌的寶血和神的聖靈。還有,聽到有些信徒捆綁撒但並打發牠去地獄,似乎他們有這樣做的能力,也令我驚愣得啞口無言。

猶大書 1:9  天使長米迦勒為摩西的屍首與魔鬼爭辯的時候,尚且不敢用毀謗的話罪責他,只說:「主責備你吧!」

神允許撒但影響世界和世界系統的自由,只有祂能捆綁撒但,也只有祂能打發撒但到地獄去。我們如果以為自己有能力將魔鬼下入地獄,只是自欺而已。但我們可以肯定的是,當時候到了,神必定會將撒但和牠的鬼魔們都丟到地獄裡去。

另外,你可曾留意到第七節裡面所指定的獻祭?

民數記 28:7  為這一隻羊羔,要同獻奠祭的酒一欣四分之一。在聖所中,你要將醇酒奉給耶和華為奠祭。

醇酒?這是否說在那個年代他們也有可以釀造烈酒的蒸餾器?顯然是的!你也可以確信在聖經時期他們不但釀造烈酒,而且也喝烈酒。請讓我提醒你喝清酒和濃酒是沒有禁止的。禁止的是酗酒和醉酒。所羅門王說:

箴言書 23:30  就是那流連飲酒、常去尋找調和酒的人。 23:31  酒發紅,在杯中閃爍,你不可觀看,雖然下咽舒暢,終久是咬你如蛇,刺你如毒蛇。 23:33  你眼必看見異怪的事(或作:淫婦);你心必發出乖謬的話。 23:34  你必像躺在海中,或像臥在桅杆上。

在敬拜神的時候,學習尊敬和秩序;在喝酒的時候,學習自我克制。

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