Sukkah of Moshiach – Video


Do you think you really know what Chag HaSukkot (Holiday of Tabernacles) is all about?

Why do we observed Sukkot in the month of Tishrei when the Torah says that the Jews observed Sukkot in Nissan (Leviticus 23:42-43)? What is the purpose of dwelling in the Sukkah?

Furthermore, why in Zechariah 14:16-19, does the prophet say that the gentiles that do not ascend to Jerusalem for Sukkot will be plagued with a drought? Why should the Gentiles suffer a drought when Sukkot is a holiday commanded to the natives of Israel (Leviticus 23:42-43)?

If you think you know the mitzvah of Chag HaSukkot then think again! Listen as Rav Yehezqel of Kehilat Melech Yisrael in Toronto, Ontario explains the mystery of the Sukkah of Moshiach: The Tikkun of Dovid HaMelech

Makor Chaim: The Secret of Yom Kippur Part 2

Why out of all the Jewish holidays is Yom Kippur considered to be the holiest day of the year? If Rosh Hashanah is considered the Day of Judgment and the apex of Creation why do we celebrate it before Yom Kippur?

Why do we wear white when we fast on Yom Kippur when fasting in the Tanach is usually done wearing sackcloth?

Why does Chazal teach that the righteous and wicked are sealed on Rosh Hashanah but the benonim (middle people) are sealed on Yom Kippur (Bavli, Rosh Hashanah 16b)? And why does it appear that Chazal contradict themselves on this statement when later they say that judgment is decreed for all men of Rosh Hashanah and their fate is sealed on Yom Kippur?

Last but not lest, does man need the Moshiach as an intermediary in order for atonement to be effective on Yom Kippur?

Listen, as Rav Yehezqel of Kehilat Melech Yisrael in Toronto, Ontario teaches about the Makor Chaim: The Secret of Yom Kippur.

Makor Chaim: The Secret of Yom Kippur Part 1

Why out of all the Jewish holidays is Yom Kippur considered to be the holiest day of the year? If Rosh Hashanah is considered the Day of Judgment and the apex of Creation why do we celebrate it before Yom Kippur?

Why do we wear white when we fast on Yom Kippur when fasting in the Tanach is usually done wearing sackcloth?

Why does Chazal teach that the righteous and wicked are sealed on Rosh Hashanah but the benonim (middle people) are sealed on Yom Kippur (Bavli, Rosh Hashanah 16b)? And why does it appear that Chazal contradict themselves on this statement when later they say that judgment is decreed for all men of Rosh Hashanah and their fate is sealed on Yom Kippur?

Last but not lest, does man need the Moshiach as an intermediary in order for atonement to be effective on Yom Kippur?

Listen, as Rav Yehezqel of Kehilat Melech Yisrael in Toronto, Ontario teaches about the Makor Chaim: The Secret of Yom Kippur.

Yeshua HaMashiach Our Atonement – Yom Kippur

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D’VAR TORAH

YOM KIPPUR – DAY OF ATONEMENT

VAYIKRA (LEVITICUS) 16:1-34

 

 

Torah:                          Vayikra/Leviticus 16:1-34

Torah Maftir:               Bamidbar/Numbers 29:7-11

Haftarah:                     Yeshayahu/Isaiah 57:14-58:14

Brit Chadashah:

 

Vayikra {16:1} HaShem spoke to Moshe (Moses), after the death of the two sons of Aharon (Aaron), when they drew near before HaShem, and died; {16:2} and HaShem said to Moshe, Speak to Aharon your brother, that he does not come at all times into the kadosh (holy/separate) place within the veil, before the chesed (mercy) seat which is on the aron (ark); that he not die: for I will appear in the cloud on the chesed seat.

If you have read the entire portion for this week then you know that after the death of Nadab and Abihu, Aharon’s two sons, HaShem began to teach Aharon about Yom Kippur protocol. I find it very interesting that HaShem chose the time right after the death of Aharon’s two sons to teach him about Yom Kippur. Did it have something to do with the deaths? As we know, both of Aharon’s sons died because of their rebellion against HaShem’s instructions. They committed a sin that resulted in their death. The thing is, we sin as well, all the time, even those of us who are saved by the blood of Yeshua HaMashiach. Therefore, should we not die as well? After all Scripture tells us:

Yehezqel/Ezekiel {18:4} Behold, all souls are Mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is Mine: the soul that sins, it shall die.

HaShem is not talking about spiritual death here; He is talking about actual physical death. Sin causes death, all-be-it premature death. However, because ultimately everyone dies we need also to remember that death entered the world throughthe sin ofone man, Adam, so even natural death is a result of sin. Sin causes death!

So, why the teaching on the atonement subject of Yom Kippur after the sin and death of Aharon’s two sons? The reason is they died as a result of their sin and Yom Kippur is all about atonement for sin. In fact, the modern English translation of Yom Kippur is Day of Atonement.

In this Parasha read on Yom Kippur, HaShem is showing us how seriously He takes sin. Therefore, we are not to take rebellion against HaShem’s Word lightly. Nadab and Abihu did not get the opportunity to repent for the particular sin that caused their deaths; they committed it and just died. There always remains the possibility that we too will not be given the opportunity to repent from the sin that may be the cause of our death; therefore, Yom Kippur’s atonement; its understanding and observance becomes very significant.

In our Parasha, HaShem continues to instruct Aharon on how to deal with the corporate sin of bnei Yisrael (the children of Israel). It began with him having to deal with his own sin and the sins of his family. Why did HaShem tell Aharon that he had to first deal with his own sin and the sin of his household?  I believe that was because Aharon was aware of the rebellious nature of his two eldest sons in advance of their deaths! After all this is not the first time in Scripture that we encounter their rebellious natures. Their deaths were a result of the final straw for G-d. Yes, I am confident that they had the opportunity to correct their wicked ways prior to this final judgement, even though we are not specifically told of this in Scripture.

The point is Yom Kippur is all about being cleansed from sin that causes death and seeing as we all sin, understanding the Yom Kippur atonement, becomes most important.

I will allow the Shaleach Shaul (Apostle Paul) explain it to you from the Brit Chadasha (Renewed Covenant).

Romim (Romans) {5:11} And not only will we be delivered in the future, but we are boasting about G-d right now, because He has acted through our L-rd Yeshua Ha Mashiach (the Messiah), through whom we have already received that reconciliation. {5:12} Here is how it works: it was through one individual that sin entered the world, and through sin, death; and in this way death passed through to the whole human race, inasmuch as everyone sinned. {5:13} Sin was indeed present in the world before Torah was given, but sin is not counted as such when there is no Torah. {5:14} Nevertheless death ruled from Adam until Moshe, even over those whose sinning was not exactly like Adam’s violation of a direct command. In this, Adam prefigured the one who was to come. {5:15} But the free gift is not like the offence. For if, because of one man’s offence, many died, then how much more has G-d’s grace, that is, the gracious gift of one man, Yeshua HaMashiach, overflowed to many! {5:16} No, the free gift is not like what resulted from one man’s sinning; for from one sinner came judgment that brought condemnation; but the free gift came after many offences and brought acquittal. {5:17} For if, because of the offence of one man, death ruled through that one man; how much more will those receiving the overflowing grace, that is, the gift of being considered righteous, rule in life through the one man Yeshua HaMashiach! {5:18} In other words, just as it was through one offence that all people came under condemnation, so also it is through one righteous act that all people come to be considered righteous. {5:19} For just as through the disobedience of the one man, many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the other man, many will be made righteous. {5:20} And the Torah came into the picture so that the offence would proliferate; but where sin proliferated, grace proliferated even more. {5:21} All this happened so that just as sin ruled by means of death, so also grace might rule through causing people to be considered righteous, so that they might have eternal life, through Yeshua HaMashiach, Adonai (our L-rd).

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Ivrim (Hebrews) {9:7} but only Cohen HaGadol (the High Priest) enters the inner one; and he goes in only once a year, and he must always bring blood, which he offers both for himself and for the sins committed in ignorance by the people. {9:8} By this arrangement, the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) showed that so long as the first Tent had standing, the way into Kodesh HaKodashim ( the Holiest Place) was still closed. {9:9} This symbolizes the present age and indicates that the conscience of the person performing the service cannot be brought to the goal by the gifts and sacrifices he offers. {9:10} For they involve only food and drink and various ceremonial washings – regulations concerning the outward life, imposed until the time for G-d to reshape the whole structure. {9:11} But when the Mashiach appeared as Cohen HaGadol of the good things that are happening already, then, through the greater and more perfect Tent which is not man-made (that is, it is not of this created world), {9:12} He entered Kodesh HaKodashim once and for all. And he entered not by means of the blood of goats and calves, but by means of His own blood, thus setting people free forever. {9:13} For if sprinkling ceremonially unclean persons with the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer restores their outward purity; {9:14} then how much more the blood of the Mashiach, who, through the eternal Ruach (Spirit), offered Himself to G-d as a sacrifice without blemish, will purify our conscience from works that lead to death, so that we can serve the living G-d!

I trust that from reading these Scripture passages and by my comments above you now understood that Yom Kippur is all about the atoning death of Yeshua HaMashiach.

Yeshua HaMashiach Upanisho Wetu

D’VAR TORATI

YOM KIPPUR – SIKU YA UPATANISHO

VAYIKRA (WALAWI) 16:1-34

 

Title:                            Yeshua HaMashiach Upanisho Wetu

 

Torah:                          Vayikra/Walawi 16:1-34

Torah Maftir:               Bamidbar/Hesabu 29:7-11

Haftarah:                     Yeshayahu/Isaiaya 57:14-58:14

Brit Chadashah:

 

Vayikra {16:1} Bwana akasema na Musa, baada ya kufa kwa hao wana wawili wa Haruni, walipokaribia mbele za Bwana, wakafa;
(16:2) Bwana akamwambia Musa, Sema na Haruni ndugu yako, kwamba asiingie wakati wo wote katika mahali patakatifu ndani ya pazia, mbele ya kiti cha rehema, kilicho juu ya sanduku, asije akafa; maana, mimi nitaonekana katika lile wingu juu ya kiti cha rehema.

Kama umesha soma kifungu kizima cha wiki hii , basi utafahamu kuwa baada ya vifovya Nadab na Abihu, wana wawili wa Aharon, HaShem alianza kumfundisha Aharon kuhusu maadili Yom Kippur. Naona ikiwa na msisimko sana  kuwa  HaShem alichagua wakati mwafaka wa kumfundisha  Aharon kuhuso Yom Kippur baada ya vifo vya wanawe wawili.Je inahusianom wowote na vifo hivyo? Kama tujuavyo, wana wote wawili wa Aharon waifariki kwa sababu ya kuasi maelezo ya   HaShem. Walitenda dhambi ambayo ilipelekea vifo vyao. Jambo nikuwa, tunatenda dhambi pia, kila wakati, hata sisi ambao tumeokolewa kwa damu ya Yeshua HaMashiach. Kwahiyo, hutustahili kufa pia?  Hata hivyo maandiko yanatueleza kuwa:

Yehezqel/Ezekieli {18:4} Tazama, roho zote ni mali yangu; kama vile roho ya baba ni mali yangu, ndivyo ilivyo roho ya mwana mali yangu; roho ile itendayo dhambi itakufa.

HaShem hazungumzi juu ya kifo cha kiroho hapa; Yeye anazungumza juu ya kifo halisi ya kimwili. Dhambi husababisha kifo, hata kifocha mapema. Hata hivyo, kwa sababu hatimaye kila mtu atakufa tunahitaji pia kukumbuka kwamba kifok iliingia ulimwenguni kupitia dhambi ya mtu mmoja, Adam, hivyo hata asili ya kifo ni matokeo   ya dhambi. Dhambi inasababisha kifo!
Hivyo, kwa nini mafundisho juu ya somo la upatanisho Yom Kippur baada ya dhambi na kifo cha wana wawili wa Aharoni? Kwa Sababu wao walifariki dunia kutokana na dhambi zao na Yom Kippur ni  kuhusu upatanisho kwa ajili ya dhambi. Kwa kweli, Kiingereza tafsiri ya kisasa ya Yom Kippur ni Siku ya Upatanisho.
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Katika Parasha hiitunasoma kuhusu Yom Kippur, HaShem anatuonyesha jinsiYeye anavyo chukuwalia kwa umakini dhambi. Kwa hiyo, sisi tusifanye  uasi dhidi ya Neno HaShem. Nadabu na Abihu hawa kupata nafasi ya kutubu kwa ajili ya dhambi fulani kwa hiyo ikasababisha vifo vyao; Daima bado kuna uwezekano kwamba sisi pia hatutakuwa pewa nafasi ya kutubu kutokana na dhambi ambayo inaweza kuwa sababu ya kifo kwetu; Kwa hiyo, ufahamu wa Yom Kippur  na utunzajiuwake inakuwa muhimu sana.

Katika Parasha yetu, HaShem anaendelea kumafundisha Aharon  jinsi ya kukabiliana na dhambi ya kampuni ya bnei Yisraeli (wana wa Israeli). Ilianzia naye akikabiliana na dhambi zake mwenyewe na dhambi ya familia yake. Kwa nini HaShem kumwaambia Aharon kwamba alikuwa na mpango wa kwanza na dhambi yake mwenyewe na dhambi ya nyumbani mwake? Naamini kuwa ni kwa sababu Aharon alikuwa na ufahamu wa asili ya uasi wa wanawe wawili mkubwa katika maendeleo ya vifo vyao! Baada ya yote hii siyo mara ya kwanza kwenye  maandiko kwamba sisi kukutana naasili yao ya kuasi. Vifo vyao vilikuwa ni matokeo ya majani ya mwisho kwa HaShem. Ndiyo, Nina hakika kwamba walikuwa na nafasi ya kurekebisha njia zao mbaya kabla ya hukumu hii ya mwisho, hata kama sisi si hasa alituambia haya a katika maandiko.
Suala ni Yom Kippurni kuhusu kusafishwa kutoka kwenye dhambi inayo sababisha mauti na kuona jinsi sisi wote tunavyo fahamu dhambi, kuelewa kuwa upananisho waYom Kippur atonement, unakuwa muhimu zaidi.

Nitamruhusu  Shaleach Shaul (Mtume Paulo) awaeleze hili kutoka kwa Brit Chadasha (Agano Jipya).

Romim (Warumi) {5:11} Wala si hivyo tu, ila pia twajifurahisha katika Mungu kwa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo, ambaye kwa yeye sasa tumeupokea huo upatanisho.
(5:12) Kwa hiyo, kama kwa mtu mmoja dhambi iliingia ulimwenguni, na kwa dhambi hiyo mauti; na hivyo mauti ikawafikia watu wote kwa sababu wote wamefanya dhambi;
(5:13) maana kabla ya sheria dhambi ilikuwamo ulimwenguni, lakini dhambi haihesabiwi isipokuwapo sheria;
(5:14) walakini mauti ilitawala tangu Adamu mpaka Musa, nayo iliwatawala hata wao wasiofanya dhambi ifananayo na kosa la Adamu, aliye mfano wake yeye atakayekuja.
(5:15) Lakini karama ile haikuwa kama lile kosa; kwa maana ikiwa kwa kukosa kwake yule mmoja wengi walikufa, zaidi sana neema ya Mungu, na kipawa kilicho katika neema yake mwanadamu mmoja Yesu Kristo kimezidi kwa ajili ya wale wengi.
(5:16) Wala kadiri ya yule mtu mmoja aliyefanya dhambi si kadiri ya kile kipawa; kwa maana hukumu ilikuja kwa njia ya mtu mmoja ikaleta adhabu; bali karama ya neema ilikuja kwa ajili ya makosa mengi, ikaleta kuhesabiwa haki.
(5:17) Kwa maana ikiwa kwa kukosa mtu mmoja mauti ilitawala kwa sababu ya yule mmoja, zaidi sana wao wapokeao wingi wa neema, na kile kipawa cha haki, watatawala katika uzima kwa yule mmoja, Yesu Kristo.
(5:18) Basi tena, kama kwa kosa moja watu wote walihukumiwa adhabu, kadhalika kwa tendo moja la haki watu wote walihesabiwa haki yenye uzima.
(5:19) Kwa sababu kama kwa kuasi kwake mtu mmoja watu wengi waliingizwa katika hali ya wenye dhambi, kadhalika kwa kutii kwake mmoja watu wengi wameingizwa katika hali ya wenye haki.
(5:20) Lakini sheria iliingia ili kosa lile liwe kubwa sana; na dhambi ilipozidi, neema ilikuwa nyingi zaidi;
(5:21) ili kwamba, kama vile dhambi ilivyotawala katika mauti, vivyo hivyo kwa njia ya haki neema itawale hata uzima wa milele kwa Yesu Kristo Bwana wetu
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            Ivrim (Waeburania) {9:7} Lakini katika hema hiyo ya pili kuhani mkuu huingia peke yake, mara moja kila mwaka; wala si pasipo damu, atoayo kwa ajili ya nafsi yake na kwa dhambi za kutokujua za hao watu.
(9:8) Roho Mtakatifu akionyesha neno hili, ya kwamba njia ya kupaingia patakatifu ilikuwa haijadhihirishwa bado, hapo hema ya kwanza ilipokuwa ingali ikisimama;
(9:9) ambayo ndiyo mfano wa wakati huu uliopo sasa; wakati huo sadaka na dhabihu zinatolewa, zisizoweza kwa jinsi ya dhambi kumkamilisha mtu aabuduye,
(9:10) kwa kuwa ni sheria za jinsi ya mwili tu, vyakula na vinywaji na kutawadha kwingine kwingine, zilizoamriwa hata wakati wa matengenezo mapya.
(9:11) Lakini Kristo akiisha kuja, aliye kuhani mkuu wa mambo mema yatakayokuwapo, kwa hema iliyo kubwa na kamilifu zaidi, isiyofanyika kwa mikono, maana yake, isiyo ya ulimwengu huu,
(9:12) wala si kwa damu ya mbuzi na ndama, bali kwa damu yake mwenyewe aliingia mara moja tu katika Patakatifu, akiisha kupata ukombozi wa milele.
(9:13) Kwa maana, ikiwa damu ya mbuzi na mafahali na majivu ya ndama ya ng’ombe waliyonyunyiziwa wenye uchafu hutakasa hata kuusafisha mwili;
(9:14) basi si zaidi damu yake Kristo, ambaye kwamba kwa Roho wa milele alijitoa nafsi yake kwa Mungu kuwa sadaka isiyo na mawaa, itawasafisha dhamiri zenu na matendo mafu, mpate kumwabudu Mungu aliye hai?

Natumai kuwa baada ya kusoma vifungu hivi vya kurasa na kwa uchambuzi wangu wapo juu sasa mumeelewa kuwa Yom Kippur ni kuhusu kifo cha upatanisho wa Yeshua  HaMashiach.