Devarim / Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:9(8)
Haftarah: Yeshayáhu / Isaiah 60:1-22
Brit Hadashah: Matittiyahu / Mathew 4:13-24
Ki Tavó means “when you arrive“.
Devarim / Deut. 26:1-29:8
Moshe instructs the People of Israel telling them: “When you enter the land that Adonai is giving you as an eternal inheritance, and establish and cultivate it, bring the first fruits (Bikurim) from your garden to the Holy Temple, and declare your gratitude for all that Adonai has done for you. “
This section also includes the laws of tithes given to the Leviym and the poor.
Also, the detailed instructions on how to proclaim the blessings and curses on Mount Grizím and Eival, as discussed at the beginning of the Ree section.
Moshe reminds the people that they are the people chosen by Adonai and that they, in turn, have chosen HaShem.
The last part of Ki Tavó consists of the Tochachah (reprimand).
After listing the blessings with which HaShem will reward people when they follow the laws of the Torah, Moshe gives a long and hard list of bad things, such as disease, famine, poverty, and exile, that will occur if they abandon the precepts of HaShem.
Moshe concludes by telling the people that only today, forty years after their birth as a people, did they reach “a heart to know, eyes to see and ears to hear“.
The Fall Festivities
Before the autumn festivals, it is customary to go to the waters to make tevilah / immersion.
Tomorrow, Sunday, September 18, from 11:00 am, we will be doing mikveh and then we will have a sharing between brothers in the new building, 4445 Walzem RD.
What are we doing for this holiday season?
Why so much preparation?
Why go to the waters?
Why dress in white?
The first autumn festival is Yom Teruah/Day of Sounding the Shofar.
It is the only holiday that falls on Rosh Hodesh/Head of the Month or Beginning of the Seventh Month in the biblical calendar.
Also known as Rosh Hashana / Head of the Year or Beginning of the Year.
Tishri or Tishrei, was the first month of the Jewish year, since it was the day of the creation of the first Adam / man.
And among the children of Israel, it was known as the most mysterious month since it was not known when it was the beginning of the year.
It wasn’t known when it was. Neither the day nor the hour.
Then that Hebrew phrase became very famous to mention a wedding.
But Yeshua also associates this phrase with His coming (Mt. 24:36):
“But of the day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but only my Father. “
In a Hebrew wedding, the father of the groom is the one who will prepare the wedding.
Then, we can associate Yom Teruah or Rosh Hashana with the Marriage of the Lamb.
That’s why we prepare our lives as we prepare wedding clothes.
We dress in white, and we must walk very carefully so as not to dirty or lose our white clothes.
Sin not only soils the soul; it can also cause the salvation represented in the purity of the white clothes to be lost.
In that same chapter of Matthew 24, verses 29-31 say:
29 “And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will darken, and the moon will not give its radiance, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be moved. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven; and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a great trumpet voice, and they will gather his elect, from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
Then we find Rabbi Paul of Tarsus writing to the Jews of Thessalonica the following:
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
16 For the Lord Himself with the voice of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of Elohim, will descend from heaven; and the dead in Mashiach will rise first. 17 Then we who live, those who have remained, will be raptured together with them in the clouds to receive the Lord in the air, and thus we will always be with the Lord.
Yom Teruah is that day, the day of sounding the shofar.
As I have said before, Yom Teruah is the only holiday that falls on Rosh Hodesh or the beginning of the month.
There must be two witnesses who watch until the moon of the new month appears, and they notify the priest in turn, so that he can then sound the shofar and announce the new month.
1 Corinthians 15:52-55
52 in a moment, in the blink of an eye, to the final trumpet; for the trumpet will be blown, and the dead will be resurrected incorruptible, and we will be transformed. 53 For it is necessary for this corruptible to be dressed in incorruption, and this mortal be dressed in immortality. 54 And when this corruptible has been clothed in incorruption, and this mortal has been clothed in immortality, then the word that is written will be fulfilled: Sobbed is death in victory. 55 Where is your victory, O death, your sting? Where, O grave, your victory?
When will we be lifted?
The groom lifts the bride, in his arms, when he is going to introduce her to his new home.
Make your own conclusions.
After Yom Teruah, we will have 10 days before Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement.
In these ten days Yeshua will be fulfilling prophecies that have not yet been fulfilled, and then, on Yom Kippur, He will declare the Pleasant Day of HaShem.
Vayikrah / Lev. 25:9-10
9 Then you will make the trumpet, the shofar, sound loudly in the seventh month (Tishri), ten days into the month (Yom Kippur); on the day of atonement, you will make the trumpet sound throughout your land. 10 And you will sanctify the fiftieth year (Yobel or Jubilee), and you will proclaim freedom on earth to all its inhabitants; that year will be of jubilee, and you will each return to your possession, and each one will return to his family.
Every 50 years the people of Israel celebrate the Jubilee Year.
The reading of the Haftarah for the coming week, that is, the next Shabbat, is the one that is read in the Yobel Year and was read by Yeshua at the beginning of his ministry:
14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and his fame spread throughout that region. 15 He taught in the synagogues, and everyone admired him. 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been raised, and one Sabbath he entered the synagogue, as was his custom. He got up to do the reading,17 and was given the book of the prophet Isaiah. In unwinding it, he found the place where it is written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom to the captives and to give sight to the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” 20 Then he rolled up the book, returned it to the helper, and sat down. Everyone in the synagogue looked at him carefully, 21and he began to speak to them: “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your presence.” (Yeshayahu / Isa. 61:1-2a)
In this Rosh Hashanah or new year 5783, a Shemitah year culminates, that is, a year that the Land of Israel would rest, the land is not sown or worked so that it rests.
And then in seven more years it is the year of the Jubilee (5782 + 7 = 5789).
That is, there are 7 years left to celebrate the Pleasant Year of HaShem.
Queen Elizabeth II dies at the age of 96, with the longest reign in history, she was on her throne for 70 years (1952 – 2022).
The first in the line of succession is Charles, the Prince of Wales and eldest son of the queen, who is now called King Charles III. He is the British monarch heir to the throne who has waited the longest, since he has been the heir apparent since he was 3 years old.
Charles is now King of the United Kingdom.
The “red cow” (Pará Adumá) was one of the essential elements of purification in the Holy Temple – in the Beit Hamikdash.
This animal is extremely rare.
It must be completely red and even its hairs must be red, without exception, and it cannot have worked in all its life.
Yesterday’s news Thursday, September 15, 2022, says that they arrived in Israel, 5 red cows and according to rabbis and leaders of the Orthodox community in Israel, they say that they are kosher to be used to start various practices in the Temple of Yerushalayim including the building of the third Temple:
“In an incredibly exciting development, five red heifers landed in Israel yesterday. According to rabbis and leaders in the Orthodox community, these heifers could be used to reinstate many of the practices of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, even before the 3rd Temple is rebuilt.”
“Zac Waller, the Executive Director of our organization HaYovel, was privileged to attend the welcoming ceremony at the airport, along with a group of Christians and Jews. Ironically, the search for these red heifers, as well as the process of bringing them to Israel, has been spearheaded by a Christian Zionist from San Antonio, Texas USA.”
“We are in the day of preparation, the sixth day of the week and there are less than 10 minutes left to enter the seventh day, the Millennium.”
Now, the night has four vigils.
1st vigil from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
2nd vigil from 9:00 to 12:00 midnight.
3rd vigil from 12:00 to 3:00 am.
And the 4th vigil from 3:00 to 6:00 am.
“The day and the hour.”
Make your conclusions.
Matittiyahu / Mat. 25:1-13
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.
5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ 7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ 9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. 11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ 12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ 13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
After the 15th to the 21st we will have Sukkot, or Feast of the Cabins or Feast of Tabernacles.
There are 7 days that we should rejoice.
A wedding party that will last 7 days of dance, meals, drinks, with the groom.
This Fest is also known as the Feast of Nations.
“And all who survive from the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of armies, and to celebrate the feast of tabernacles. “
Then the father of the groom adds one more day to the party (Shemini Atzeret), so that we stay with him.
It adds one more day (1,000 years, 2 Ped.3:8), of joy.
And on this day, it is also customary to celebrate Simjah Torah or The Joy of the Torah, by rolling the Sefer Torah towards B’reshit where verse one begins by saying:
B’reshit / Gen. 1:1
B’reshit bará Elohim et hashamáyim ve’et ha’árets.
“In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth. “
It tells us about the Messianic New Millennium where the King is Yeshua Ha’Mashiach HaMelej Yisrael.
Ruling from the City of Yerushalayim.
This is how the next Shabbat parashat begins #51 Netzavim
Devarim / Deut. 29:10
“Atem Netzavim hayom kulejem lifney Adonay Eloheyjem …”
“You are all present today before Adonai, your Elohim… “
Let’s examine our ways and see if there’s anything we need to fix in order to meet our Elohim.
May HaShem have mercy on us and may we be accepted, by the Blood of His son Yeshua, to meet him.
That our names are written in the Book of Life.
Renew me, Purify me, Sanctify me.
I want to see your Glory!