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"I am a 43 year old single female, the youngest of three girls from the union of my parents. My beloved Mother passed in 1990, and my father well I am still sassy to him. I am the mother of two children (14) girl and (6) boy. I am an aunt to three nephews from my oldest sister of the same parental union. Later to the halves and the half-nots. We have resided near our hometown of Washington,D.C. for the last 15 years - in the country of Prince Georges' Maryland. (he he ha ha)

I have never been married. I am currently not telling whether or not that I am seeing anyone in the United States. I am a heterosexual female, and I like a man who is sexy and confident, with good hygiene and a good sense of humor.

One of the next questions will be my nationality. While I must admit that religion has changed the way I see my people; and so I struggle to believe we are all God's children. I have been in America for over 500 years, but I am not an honorary member of my tribe. I am a part of the diaspora of many countries, but yet I can't find the twelve tribes of Israel. My people are scattered and we don't know each other.

I am not lost or delusional. I am very aware of my heritage and I refuse to let anyone pencil me in or out of my inheritance.

Last but not least, I am the type of person who has many interestand hobbies, outside of leisure and luxury . For instance, I like to support many worthy causes not limited to the societies that protect the rights of all animals (especially the German Shepherd). I am avid fan of Unity Production Foundations, who is coming in it's own to similarity with the United Peace Federation that supports the Millineum project Goals of the United Nations.

I recently was blessed to meet the people of the vigil for the Ashraf Camp in Iraq that is protected by the US led UN Coalition forces. Also, I hope to donate lots of money as a partner to the program for youth, known as the "Seeds of Peace."

I have also been a benefactor of the Global Peace Festivals, the service project is called 1,000,000 kind acts. I continue to be an avid fan and supporter when possible to all organizations that support peace i.e., financial partner that equips the youth to engage the world in peace.

And last but not least, I love my beautiful black brother, Al Sharpton, and he was in town on the weekend on Saturday, May 16th, 2009 and will march near the white house in commemoration of the Brown v. Board of Education. Therefore, I am an avid supporter of the National Action Network.

I love to promote peace. In my spare time I like to arts and craft shows, wine tasting events, native american festivals, and other community festivals (the weekend of 05/14/2009 to 05/17/09, there was an open Greek Festival for the community at a Greek Orthodox Church).

I love to meet new and exciting people. I hope that being a (international and domestic) human rights activist will lead to a blazing trail. I will never say that my interest is for this person or that person because I want to be redeemed by God, the Earth is the Lord's and the fullness therein. Finally, I hope that people will like to play the UNO's card game, bikeriding and rollerskating."

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Restoring grace to your posterity

Hello, I was inspiried recently when I heard a sermon that proclaimed to take back your blessings. Sure everything wasn't going to be perfect, and it really never is until the final redemption. However, I learned that it is within my power to proclaim my destiny for a breakthrough: a spirit healing, cleansing of my mind, body and soul; a financial prosperity and reuniting with family[/caption] Welcome to WordPress.com. This is my first post, the other post are imported from Blogger.com

Life by the Spirit

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh[a]; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. (Galatians 5:13-15,20-22) Jesus said love your neighbor as you love yourself, so don’t you want your neighbor to have a certain future of freedom, life, the pursuit of liberty and justice for all? I think neighbors are similar to family members. One you have neighbors all over the world, as we are all global citizens of this great earth. Two, we are near our neighbors for a reason, like our family -- our connection to our neighbors should be for safety. If I could choose the neighbors that I have then it wouldn't be my lot. Likewise, with my family sometimes I think that my oldest sister should be put up for adoption; and my daughter has been very interesting as soon as she approached her tween years.  Hello and I am so happy to see you. God bless you for joining me this day. I miss you so much, during my hiatus because of school; and I often wondered what I would say? What did you think I should write about? In my writing, I never wanted to post too many Memorial Parsha’s, but there is nothing better that I love than to critique the bible study at a synagogue or a church. Yet, I did not want everything to be about my belief system, my tenets, my values and my principles. Though, I never mind sharing my faith. It is when I read the writings of other people faiths, it is this time that I am so inspired. On the contrast, another adventurous moment was when I was  doing temporary work for staffing agency clients – now everyday was different but interesting. It was not until God showed me that there was a hedge of protection over me; that I felt value to each and every connection. Finally, the other upcoming topics I will be discussing is the NFL scandal; bi-partisan politician scandals and discussing topics from the classroom of course. And last but not least trying to look at it, to hold it... the Gael, the GAEL, and the GAEL. [youtube=http://youtu.be/yWCgyMaWcDs] Wow, I can never put down all of the topics that I have been waiting to talk to you about since the Spring of 2012. I put myself to the test, to gain a new language, and a new skill. I want to excel in Math. I love a challenge, though I admit that math is not my strong suit. Neither is math one of my favorite subjects. I believe that you will do well in Math, as long as you practice and study in Math. If you don’t enjoy practicing and studying Math, then you might not do well. Nevertheless, the most challenging Math to me is the word Applications in Algebra. I am no longer intimidated by a word problem from Algebra, because of fear that I have no idea what formula to make application and solve. Math can never be a substitute for reading the Bible, so don’t get it twisted. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="851"] Holding the Gael, proudly[/caption] Where do we start? First, I would like to say that I am still a society member of various Scottish Societies and (Family) Associations. The month of August was really hard for us. Not only was it witching season for most Mac Donnells (Mac Donald’s) but we lost a very important component and integral team leader, the late great David Mac Donald Rankin, a true son of the Keppoch’s of Glencoe, Scotland.  True? Yes, a true son of Keppoch. His lineage was discussed at his Washington funeral; and then, he had a second one in Blackstone, Virginia. During the testament, many of us were made aware of the family’s history in the Massacre of Glencoe by the Campbell’s. We (three) shared the good times of what we knew about our fallen society member. Dave also descended from family that were part of the battle of Culloden (mid 16th century), the last stand of the Scottish people, before the Scottish Exodus and the Scottish Diaspora went into full speed. Sometimes I wish Dave were here to read about the drive for Scottish Independence, in 2014. I really want Scotland to have Independence from England. Not because I am a descendant of the Scottish Diaspora. My paternal and maternal ancestors arrived from Scotland during the late 14th Century. Just looking at those numbers lets me know that I come from a strong line of Gaelic warriors. Caveat emptor, if you have anything to say other than nationality – then I don’t want to hear it. We are the human race. I say this because many foreigners do not understand my heritage. Therefore, they decide that they will tell me who I am, when during war fare your ancestors lost against mine, why would I submit now in 2014. (Enter picture of boots gun and lonely horse YouTube video of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, and the bagpipes and solemn horn) [youtube=http://youtu.be/ZzFZi6nFwic] My mother’s side went to war against the Nation of Cherokee and eventually had to forfeit all of their hostages, which would be us, the Cherokee Watson that John Watson had probably claimed as the spoils of war. To this day, as rebels to the U.S. government, we have retained our identity as true and original Cherokee. You have to know that God has a way of reminding you your ancestors, even when you try to forget or don’t want to be totally defined by your past. On my Father’s side, a descendant of Glengarry, Scotland named John Sanders was an actor of the Bacon’s Rebellion. He was a son of Richard Sanders. However, the Bacon’s Rebellion was very interesting it was at the pivotal turning point of American history and politics toward European continent (lack of trade with the Dutch), the Native Americans, the African Americans etc. Galatians 5:20-22, the spirit of God is the promise that is a provision of Jesus being on the cross in your life.[/caption] Learning about my past, has made me stronger for the future. Yet, I have never lied about my past, or who I thought I was. In times like this, a wise woman told me that you have to have knowledge of self and a root identity, and don’t ever be afraid to ask a question or go look up the answer. I am happy that I learned about Scottish society through David. He poured a lot of information in me, and I don’t want any of our conversations to be in vain. I learned so much about Scottish Society, Scottish culture and Scottish language. I dream of a day that my children and I will return to the mother land, from about 500 years ago, in Scotland. We can go to Scotland not because we are trying to do what other people are doing; that I don’t ever have to keep up with anyone else. I will be in Scotland because I am an heir of the history, the museums, and the castles. I can travel to Scotland because I was given a book that I am still reading, called “Highland Heritage,” by Barbara Fairweather. Moreover, I enjoyed the many gifts of knowledge about Scottish life that were bestowed upon me. There will never be another one like him. I cherish the times that he would let me wait on him and drive him around, to him I was driving him crazy. Lol. The first week after he died, you could often see me walking around town crying baby tears, but I had to get off of stuck-on-stupid because the stress of missing someone; and being selfish because someone is resting in peace took a toll on my body. It was an honor to serve him, like driving to the Gaelic Highland games etc. Nevertheless, I know that I can best favor David’s memory by holding the Scottish Gael. I know he is in heaven at the pearly gates of the New Jerusalem welcoming all the Mac Donald’s that did not know that they were a Donald. Both of us were pretty big on unifying the Gaelic culture, as it pertains to the Scottish Highlands, this was very important to us. In the near future, there will be toast, for a wee bit of dram raised to honor the memory of his name. I shall feel like there is an angel in his likeness guiding me all the way through the truth, the liberty and the knowledge of the Scottish people. In closing, I just want to tell you what are the core subjects for the fall lineup of my blog, which are Scottish Culture; Biblical Portions of the Old Testament with the New Testament; African Continent with emphasis on charity and a new topic the #SavetheDonbass people. Yes, I will be putting my best foot forward, like our President said and as an American – I will be taking the lead to ensure that not just the Ukrainian people of the Donetsky region but all people have a hopeful future, one that they had hoped for and envisioned for their selves because of sovereignty and self-determination. Likewise all core topics will be diligently researched and compared from the various library systems throughout the Greater Washington Metropolitan, especially the African continent. As I have no ancestors that probably had contact with North Africa prior to 1400 AD. If you are reading this from my African Orphanage page, then you know that I will continue to make trips to the different library systems throughout the DMV (the District of Columbia, state of Maryland and the state of Virginia). I have a library card for each state.   Well gotta go, it’s so hard to comment on the rich people, when the bible expressly prohibits the Servants of the Lord (the court system) from oppressing the poor, failing to be merciful, compassion to the poor and strangers and defending the orphan (and the widow of the responsibility of the church) and the helpless.  What about you, what do you believe in? #Ibelieve.  I believe in One God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour, the Son of God, the Messiah who died on the cross, came down on the cross on the third day for me and you. I will walk away from you if you talk about my heritage, and I will tell you that I don’t want to hear it. I am (an heir of) the seed of Abraham. For this reason, I have been ordained, sent and layed hands upon from those who I have proven that I am worthy and called by Christ to serve the Church. I want to serve a church that I plant, and I want to realize my dreams, that is not always an option but a God sent mandate. Most importantly, no matter what goes wrong, pray that I stay in God’s path, stay in God’s will, and go to a higher level through the unctioning of the Holy Spirit for my ultimate redemption. (John 16:33, Matthew 27:20) [youtube=http://youtu.be/dIQT4lrxWkI]

Monday, July 28, 2014

The #WEIGHIN w/Brian Heat: Comfort Zone

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Is Financial literacy in the blight urban poor community

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Jesus is my best friend



Did you know that your self-esteem affects how you feel? Your self-esteem is there when you look at yourself in the mirror. Your self-esteem can be expressed when you talk about how much you value yourself. Your self-esteem is important, and that is why I carry my self-esteem on my arm as a badge of honor; because I value my deeds, my speech, my beliefs, my opinions, and my ideas; my achievements; and who I think that I am and how I see myself. 
What makes me feel great and priceless is the love I have from Jesus, in Jesus name, I pray. I know the sacrifice he made on Calvary for me, his death (3 days); his burial; and resurrection tells me more than anyone else in the Church of God that I am really important. That the missionary will send me, and I shall send myself because I am a clergy, I am an Evangelist. I know that no matter how many Christians don’t support me, encourage me and lift me up that I am important, I see myself as a highly prized player in the end time prophecy. Jesus is still with me in Spirit (John 4:24), because I am transformed by His word, the Word of God. However, there are too many to name but I will give recognition to Community Services Growth & Development (CSG&D) in Lanham, Maryland. http://www.csgd.org/. I received a beautiful computer to help me disseminate the issues that matter the most for me. It is nothing but the blood of Jesus (Matthew 9:17). Therefore, Jesus taught that sharing is a good thing. He said that blessed is he that shall not be offended in me (Matthew 11:6).


Before I go into the sermon of the day taken from John 15th, I just wanted to share the word, which can be interpreted as a parable about sharing (Matthew 13: 4-9), Matthew 13:3: Behold a sower went forth to sow; 4) And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the (birds) fowls came and devoured them up: 5) Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth; and forwith they spring up because they had no deepness of earth (depth of soil): 6) And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7) And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 8) But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty-fold, some thirtyfold. 9) Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 11) Now the Church, like the disciples of Jesus, were given the ability to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven – while you are in the Church (1st Cor. 2:10). In the body of Christ, if you have love for your children and you preserve that bond it shall be given unto you in more abundance. Therefore, Jesus said, “I speak to them in Parables, the ones that were not in the Church of God, surely they don’t see, they don’t hear and neither do they understand.” Yet, Jesus said that all that come unto him heavy laden, will fulfill the Prophey of Esias and you shall hear even though you don’t understand. And that you shall see even though you don’t perceive. Man will testify against you, for he is the watchman and he will go back and tell the men of the nations what thus said the Lord:> The Lord’s Great Victory Over the Nations (Ezekial 38) “The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of[a] Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him 3 and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of[b] Meshek and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5 Persia, Cush[c] and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.

Then and only then, in Jesus name will people understand with their heart and shall be converted unto the body of Christ, in the Church of God and Jesus shall heal them (John 3:5). 


In Parsha Noah, there is a message that Moses blessing (Deuteronomy 32:1-52), which is also my doctrine says that it is the “the Word of God will drop down like the dew of the earth.” This message is to all which meant that when Noah gathered every flock unto the ship for the journey, to avoid the flood but you have to be obedient to complete an anointed task. In your journey, like Noah you can’t forget the word of God carry. You must go forward with the word of God, hang the word of God on your door. Know the word of God in your heart, and carry the word of God with you in everything that you do, for the Word of God is perfect. Our self-esteem should never be equated to the word of God; our self-esteem does not make us perfect. Neither is God a respecter of persons. Jesus sacrifice makes the word of God perfect unto the Church of God (Psalm 91:1-64). Jesus is the Messiah, the bridegroom of the Church of God. He is the bridegroom for what cannot be seen – that which is invisible and the eternal – the Church of God. As an Evangelist, I am so glad the God gave the Church a gift. 

In a moving and spirited sermon, Pastor Bobby preached that as Children of God that it doesn’t matter what we decide to share or when decide to share it, as leader of the worship service he said that according to the Word we have been ordained “appointed” to bear [the] fruit (John 15). You cannot bear fruit unless you are a part of the vine, and God will purge any fruit that does not bear his worthiness. Though you may cry Lord, and you grew together with the Saints, if you are not deemed worthy you will be purged from the vine. Pastor Bobby talked about how people that attended Church today will be accused because of their deeds, many fell and others failed to get back up again. My best friend for ever is Jesus, he said, John 5:43-47, “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, you will receive. How can ye believe, which receive honor one of another and seek not the honor that cometh from God only? (Romans 2:29). Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one who accuseth you, even Moses, in who ye trust (Romans 2:12). For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me (Acts 26:22). But if you believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?” As Saints of the Church it is important to prefer and honor one another to encourage one another to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I have learned that when you are in the Church of God, that is the only people who can and will make a difference for you, when you ask the Father in Jesus name, then whatever you will desire shall be given. So many times I have asked for the prosperity of my posterity – and to this date, God has given me what I have wanted – in the name of Jesus. My faith has made me grateful for all that I have, rather it was suffering through the bad times or sharing through the good times. I can truly say that most of the time I received the word on good ground, that the bear of the good news was good enough to me; I did not look down on this individual.

In closing, on December 2nd, 2013, I went to a workshop on a Monday, well I was the only woman of wisdom there… The workshop was thoughtfully prepared and it was called “Leveraging Your Strength,” but to my surprise, I was the only one who was able to enjoy the workshop. If I did not know it then, I knew it now that we can walk in our confidence. And in walking in our confidence, we can use our skills that we value as our strength; and that you can leverage your talents to gain the resources that you want or need. First, I am concerned about the word of God, preferably the concerns of the Church. Second, I am concerned about a leader that impacts me to share the message that I have been sought to send, my testimony. However, I couldn’t help but notice that I was the only one there and so privileged to hear a wonderful presentation about my skills, but was not limited to leveraging my talents. For instance there are other workshops like the vision boards and the career portfolio’s, etc. I came out of that workshop knowing that not only was I happiest when I share but I was even happier when I received. Though I know it is better to always give, in Jesus name. To me there is a difference in saying that I am a Christian versus saying that there is a Higher Source. A person that says that there is a higher source is in my perception an atheist. However, it is possible that as Jesus taught though they don’t perceive the word of the Kingdom of God can see it, if they receive the seed, regardless of where this seed grows (among thorns, Matthew 13:29-30). The saints will rule with Jesus, the saints are the children of God that are the body of Christ in the Church in which Jesus, the son of God died and resurrected. Lastly, the Saints of God are the fellow servants for the Kingdom of God, in truth and spirit - in the word of God, through the Church of God. Regardless of the age that they get married, they are fellow servants because they belong to the true Church of God. Now my grandmother did marry at 14, but I am opposed to that idea for my child; however, I would not be open to my daughter marrying at 14, in 2009.
Finally, if I could leverage my strength, I would leverage my strength to share; this is what makes me so happy. I want to thank everyone who sent me on a testimony of the word of the Kingdom of God. I would have never been able to care for my son, without those being obedient to the word of God. I had a wonderful Christmas; it was the best Christmas ever. I was not too fat (Jeremiah 4:3; Matthew 13:22). You gave so that others could go and share the fruit that you have bared. Your fruit shall remain because someone will praise the Lord in Spirit and truth (John 4:37-38). They will know you as a Disciple of Jesus Christ, by the love that you have for one another in the Church of God (John 10:1-5; John 14:15; and John 15:12). When you show love and concern for one another, people will know you love one another. Maybe you looked down on me this year. Maybe you refused to help me, when you did look down on me, but it is not too late to get salvation i.e., my heart was broken a thousand times watching my bond with the Syrian people. Nevertheless, whatever I do, I do in peace, and I walk in my faith. In ending, the Saints absolutely positively must share the word of God, when you have an outstanding presentation you must spread the good news. Lastly, maybe my testimony may not have been good enough for you; and that you weren’t striving to the Kingdom of Heaven. Then may the peace of God be upon you, in Jesus name. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
[Key words: Mighty God; Lord Sabaoth; Lord of Host; Gentle God; Comforting God; Rescuing God; The God Before and After Us; God of Provisions for the Needy; The God of Help; law; testimony; statutes; commandments; fears; judgments; perfect; converting; sure; wise; right; joyful; pure; enlightening; clean; enduring; true; righteous; desired; rewarding; light; and justice].

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Syrias Redeemed will have to fight for modernization


Let the Redeemed of the lord say so.... #Redeemed_Syria



The assumption that an earlier version of modernization theory must be modified eventually became a requirement for economic and social development in developed and developing countries.  For instance, an earlier version of the modernization theory was too optimistic and simplistic in its initial view of change.  However, the proponents of an early version of modernization theory expected developing countries to achieve a smooth and simultaneous economic growth, and greater equality, and democracy, and stability, and an even a greater national autonomy.  The modernization theory (Samuel Huntington) noted that there was an error in assuming that even “all good things [could even] go together.” (as cited in Handelman, 2006, page 13).  

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Disciples of Jesus Christs' Parsha Yitro


Exodus 20.

New International Version (NIV)

The Ten Commandments
 1 And God spoke all these words:  2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
 3 “You shall have no other gods before[a] me.
 4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
 7 “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
 8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
 12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
 13 “You shall not murder.
 14 “You shall not commit adultery.
 15 “You shall not steal.
 16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
 17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
 18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance 19 and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”
 20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”
 21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.
Idols and Altars
 22 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites this: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven: 23 Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.
 24 “‘Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you. 25 If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it. 26 And do not go up to my altar on steps, or your private parts may be exposed.’ 
 
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Footnotes:
  1. Exodus 20:3 Or besides
Comments: This is one of the few times that God writes the bible. Now you will run into a lot of people who will say that the Bible is not true to them, well it is true to me. God writes the bible with his finger.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Disciples of Jesus Christs' Memorial Parsha Shemot

Welcome to the Memorial Parsha of Jesus Christs's Shemot. Haftarah Shemot, Isaiah 27:6- ; Isaiah 28:13 and Isaiah 29:22-23

Moses and Aaron tell Pharaoh that they must go to worship their God, but Pharaoh rejects the counsel of God, the word of God.

Also pharaoh makes the work for the Hebrew even more difficult, by taking straw from the bricks, and demanding the production increase while the Hebrew looks for straw to make bricks. The officers of the children of Pharaoh were beating on the children of Israel. Moreover, Pharaoh charged the children of Israel with completing their work – for two days (Luke 22:30). Pharaoh responds to the complaint that they children are idle because they wanted to sacrifice, to their God.

So the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in an evil predicament, because of the adverse and harsh treatment that they were suffering. But through this people, God always planned to bring the Messiah to full fruition.
Now the Hebrew people were ready for deliverance because they had held on to God’s word, believed in truth and worshiped him. Then as Moses acted as Priest, Moses asked God, “Why have the peopled suffered worse than before?”

Have you had those moments when you’ve prayed, praised, worshiped and believed the truth that you have found, and evil comes and messes up everything? I know I have, and I feared God because I saw that the lords of this land, the princes of this world were just plain evil and could not repent, nor stand for stability, as the Psalmist says why do the heathens rage? Since I am writing you then that means that Pharaoh did leave the children of Israel alone, but there are other subtle forms of leaders that are a stark contrast of the former Pharaoh. Today I can bear witness of this great travesty of injustice; in all that I just let go and let God. I have had many days of sorrow, and concern over the foolishness of evil people, but God delivered me from the persecution, or I wouldn’t be here writing you about it. Remember the enemy will test your faith, which is in Him the Christ. You must carry your cross and stand strong, run to the end, finish it and see what it’s going to be. Remember that it was not until the children of Israel had believed and worshiped the word of God, did God say that he would intercede. 



In the next Chapter, Exodus 6, does just what he says he will do, God’s word will come to pass, it won’t falter. If you think that you ought to have straw to make bricks then your should have straw to make your bricks, you are entitled to a good job; not genocide.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Disciples of Jesus Christs Memorial Parsha. Sabbath January 7 2011

This Parsha opens up with Judah approaching him, Joseph which is the ruler over all the land of Egypt. Vayigash means "he approached him." Genesis 44:18. From this point on Judah goes over the conversation that he had with Joseph about their younger brother, Benjamin for the recompense of the silver cup and that his Father would be appalled if he did not return home. Genesis 44:19-23. Joseph had been told that the baby should stay near the father, Jacob, and it came to pass that their father was given the words of Joseph who had been missing, because he thought Joseph had been succumbed to mischief or foul play, the his father Israel will be sorrowful again if anything should happen to Benjamin, he would worry with grey hairs and die a day early. Video, "God did it." by Evelyn Turrentine-Agee Genesis 45:8-15 Joseph tells them, it is not you that sent me here, but God that has sent me here, made me a fatherly figure to Pharaoh, and lord over all his house, and ruler throughout the land of Egypt. The he ordered them to get his father, tell him that your son Joseph is "alive," and that God has made him lord over all over all of Egypt and that he shall dwell in the land of Goshen. Although the famine will last seven years, Joseph can take care of his father, should you all come in to hardship. Next, Joseph cried again, and Benjamin cried too, upon all his brothers. Isn't this just a wonderful story, but you may not get the entire benefits of some programs that reunify the family without a blood test and interest, which requires your time. Genesis 45:16-24 Pharaoh was pleased that Joseph's family was coming. He ordered Joseph to send for his entire family, not just Israel, and he will give them the best land of Egypt. Like his brethren Benjamin fresh clothing, but he also gave Benjamin 300 pieces of silver and five additional changes of fresh clothing. He was sending for his father and gave them plenty of supplies, for the trip too, and told the brothers to get along with each other. Genesis 45:25-28 So the brothers safely made it back to the land of Canaan to get their father Jacob. The brothers told their father, Jacob everything that Joseph had said because is still alive, and he is the governor over all the land of Egypt. After hearing this great report that his favorite son was still alive, Israel was so happy that his son had sent for him. Israel said, I want to see my son while I am still alive, this is what he wants and that is to see you his father Israel. Likewise the father said that he needed to see Joseph before he died, and then he knew that he would die only once. Now dieing only once is a true rest in peace, this is what happens to believers that believe on Jesus.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Disciples of Jesus Christs' Parsha Miketz, Sabbath Dec. 24 2011

Disciples of Jesus Christs' Parsha Miketz, 
Sabbath Dec. 24 2011. Parsha Miketz, Genesis 41:1-44:17.
Haftorah Amos 2:6 through Amos 3:8



Genesis 44:1-34 A Silver cup in the sack

Joseph sends his half-brothers home with a sack of food, each is given grain but he intends to modify one of the sacks; which is the youngest - his brother. Genesis 44:1. However once the morning arrives, the men are on their way to leave Egypt and return to the land of Canaan with their sack of food, and silver. Joseph instructs his servant to go after them and bear an allegation in regards to the silver cup that is used for divination. So the servant catches up with the brothers and deny that they have the silver cup, and also recommend that the one that has stolen the cup is put to death and the remainder are used as slaves (Genesis 44:2-18).
Joseph decides that he will not kill the men because of the divination cup, after speaking with Judah who knows that Joseph is equal to Pharaoh, meaning whatever he says is final; which means that their guilt has caught up with them it is like the worst kind of bad Karma. Then Joseph asks about his brother Benjamin and his Father, Israel. On one hand, if the half-brothers go back to their father Jacob, with the food, then he will send them again for food. Moreover, if they take Benjamin and leave him to fin for himself and ends up in slavery like Joseph, their father will be full of sorrow his last days (Genesis 44:17-34). It is only until Joseph runs a rouse on the half brothers to make them think about what their father would say and think do they realize that they should never repeat the devious incident that got him sold into slavery in the first place. It is sad, but believe it or not a Black Man can not go anywhere. Some people are very rude and they will not say or well this person is around the wrong place at the wrong time, let us just simply be pleasant and cordial and send him on his way.


Jeremiah 49:13. King James Version (KJV)


 13For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

Jeremiah 49:17. King James Version (KJV)


 17Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof.

Jeremiah 49:18. King James Version (KJV)


 18As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.

Luke 1:11-32. New International Version (NIV) Show resources

The Parable of the Lost Sheep
 1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”  3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
The Parable of the Lost Coin
    8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins[a] and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
The Parable of the Lost Son
 11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.    13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
   17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.
   “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
   21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
   22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
   25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’
   28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’
   31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”


Recommended Readings

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary. Genesis 44. http://www.christnotes.org/commentary.php?com=mhc&b=1&c=44 

Lambert Dolphin. "Brief History and Final Destiny of Edom." http://ldophin.org/edom.html  Last reviewed, Dec. 8th 2009.

Introduction to Obadiah; The Identity of Edom (Obadiah). http://www.ucgstp.org/bible/brp/oba1.htm  Last reviewed, Dec. 8th, 2009.

Bible Magazine. "The Way to Jerusalem: Edom of the Latter Days." http://www.biblemagazine.com/library/wj-jrsm/wj-chapter4.html  Last reviewed, December 8th, 2009.

Syria uprising: timeline. The Telegraph. Key dates in the nine months of violence and repression in Syria. Reviewed on Fri. Dec. 23 2011. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/8952698/Syria-uprising-timeline.html

Last Convoy of American Troops Leaves Iraq. The New York Times. Reviewed on Fri. Dec. 23, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/world/middleeast/last-convoy-of-american-troops-leaves-iraq.html

 

 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Disciples of Jesus Christs Memorial Parsha Shelach Num. 13-15

The Disciples of Jesus Christs' Memorial Parsha Shelach

Welcome! To the Memorial Parsha of Shelach. Torah Numbers 13:15. Sabbath - June 18th, 2011 (Sivan 16 5771). Shelach Haftorah: Joshua 2:1-24

Numbers 13-15

King James Version (KJV)

Numbers 13

 1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 2Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them.
 3And Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.
 4And these were their names: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur.
 5Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori.
 6Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
 7Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.
 8Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun.
 9Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.
 10Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.
 11Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi.
 12Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.
 13Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.
 14Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.
 15Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.
 16These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.
 17And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, "Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain:
 18And see the land, what it is, and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;
 19And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds;
 20And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes."
 21So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.
 22And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
 23And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
 24The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.
 25And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
 26And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.
 27And they told him, and said, "We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.
 28Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.
 29The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan."
 30And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
 31But the men that went up with him said, "We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we."
 32And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
 33And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

Numbers 14: 1-45

 1And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
 2And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, "Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
 3And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?"
 4And they said one to another, "Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt."
 5Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.
 6And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:
 7And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, "The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.
 8If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
 9Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not."
 10But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.
 11And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?
 12I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.
 13And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;)
 14And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
 15Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying,
 16Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness.
 17And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying,
 18The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
 19Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.
 20And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word:
 21But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.
 22Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;
 23Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:
 24But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
 25(Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) Tomorrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
 26And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
 27How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.
 28Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:
 29Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward which have murmured against me.
 30Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
 31But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.
 32But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.
 33And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.
 34After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
 35I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.
 36And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land,
 37Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD.
 38But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.
 39And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly.
 40And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the place which the LORD hath promised: for we have sinned.
 41And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper.
 42Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies.
 43For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.
 44But they presumed to go up unto the hill top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of the camp.
 45Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah.

Numbers 15:1-41

 1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 2Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you,
 3And will make an offering by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, or a sacrifice in performing a vow, or in a freewill offering, or in your solemn feasts, to make a sweet savour unto the LORD, of the herd or of the flock:
 4Then shall he that offereth his offering unto the LORD bring a meat offering of a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of oil.
 5And the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering shalt thou prepare with the burnt offering or sacrifice, for one lamb.
 6Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a meat offering two tenth deals of flour mingled with the third part of an hin of oil.
 7And for a drink offering thou shalt offer the third part of an hin of wine, for a sweet savour unto the LORD.
 8And when thou preparest a bullock for a burnt offering, or for a sacrifice in performing a vow, or peace offerings unto the LORD:
 9Then shall he bring with a bullock a meat offering of three tenth deals of flour mingled with half an hin of oil.
 10And thou shalt bring for a drink offering half an hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
 11Thus shall it be done for one bullock, or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid.
 12According to the number that ye shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one according to their number.
 13All that are born of the country shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
 14And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; as ye do, so he shall do.
 15One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD.
 16One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.
 17And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 18Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land whither I bring you,
 19Then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up an heave offering unto the LORD.
 20Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for an heave offering: as ye do the heave offering of the threshingfloor, so shall ye heave it.
 21Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto the LORD an heave offering in your generations.
 22And if ye have erred, and not observed all these commandments, which the LORD hath spoken unto Moses,
 23Even all that the LORD hath commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day that the LORD commanded Moses, and henceforward among your generations;
 24Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour unto the LORD, with his meat offering, and his drink offering, according to the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering.
 25And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their ignorance:
 26And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Israel, and the stranger that sojourneth among them; seeing all the people were in ignorance.
 27And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.
 28And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the LORD, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.
 29Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.
 30But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
 31Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.
 32And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.
 33And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation.
 34And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him.
 35And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.
 36And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.
 37And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 38Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:
 39And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them ; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
 40That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.
 41I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God.


Video. Revelation Song. Phillips, Craig & Dean. http://youtu.be/u8Pj2ha9uzM  

COMMENTARY:

Numbers 13:1-25: Exploring Canaan
In chapter 13, God commands Moses to gather ancestral leaders from each of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel to go explore the land, of the Canaanites – the promise land (Numbers 13:1-16). Moses sends the spies each from a tribe of Israel and the wilderness of Paran, throughout the mountainous region – through Negev, the Wilderness of Zin, Rehob, Lebo Hamath, Hebron and the Valley of Eshkol to see if the land was fertile, or not, and to determine how the people were living in a town or city, even to the region was fortified or not with courage the spies were told to bring back the first ripe grapes, and some of the other first fruit of the lands.
Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh
Jephunneh was of African descent
The spikes gathered a branch bearing a single cluster of grapes, on a pole by two men. The others care some pomegranates’ and figs from the valley of Eshkol, at the end of the forty days from exploring the land (Numbers 13:23-25).
Numbers 13:26- Report on the Exploration
The spies, the ancestral tribal leaders of the children returned back to Moses and Aaron and the whole Israelite community as well as the whole assembly at Kadesh in the Desert of Paran, with a report and the fruit of the land. The ancestral tribal leaders sent to explore the land of Canaan said that the land was wonderful, fruitful. However, they were afraid of the people and described the inhabitants of the land of Canaan as being like a big tree with little or no weak branches (the spies gave the report that the land was fruitful, and the people are strong; the cities are fortified; the children of Anak are in Hebron). The explorers basically felt that they did not fit in with people who were doing well and prosperous and that living peacefully alongside the people, as well as conquering the people would not be a good idea because the people are powerful, population (statistics), large fortified cities and the descendants of Anak were in Hebron, the Nephilim (Giant possibly cannibalistic)the Amalekites were in Negev; the Hittites’, Jebusites’ (Jerusalem) and the Amorites’ were living in the hill country; and the Canaanites were living near the ear by the Jordan (river). (Numbers 13:26-39)
Then, Caleb quieted the people and said to Moses and the other people; we can obey God’s word. We can inhabit the promise land. “Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.” (Numbers 13:30). Caleb had a different spirit. He was positive that God would see him through and do all that he said he would do. God is not a man that would lie, God can do anything but fail.

Caleb was positive throughout the entire trip. He knew that if God was before him then no one could be against him. Unfortunately the other men that went to scout the promise land had a different report, a report that was very unfavorable to God and disheartened the hopes and dreams of the entire Israelite community. Whose report will you believe? It is true that sometimes you can become a part of something that takes up all of your time and you won’t be able to tithe God your treasures like your time, your money, your first fruits etc. You have to believe that God will come first, and you have to trust God and expect the best even in the very worst of crisis. 

In Chapter 13, the spies were sent to explore the land of Canaan to see the mountainous land, the people that dewell and to determine of the people to see if they were strong, or week, few or many. Moses wanted to know how the people were living. Most of all when he investigated the life style he said be sure that you are courageous, and then believe that you can bring a sample of fruit (13:17-20).


In Chapter 14, Moses instead got a turn of events. He tried to act as intermediary to the people. He petitioned God, to not destroy the people that gave the evil report. So God obliged his prayer. However God said that there would be grave consequences for giving an evil report. At this time there was only the law - there was not much grace. So the individuals except Caleb that gave an evil report with lack of confidence were sentenced to wonder in the desert one year for each day that they wondered into the promise land and did not believe that God would deliver the Israelite community, just as he said that when the Amorites iniquity was full then they would receive their promise land, as promised to the Descendants of Abraham. Somehow during the forty days of exploring the promised land something went wrong when the explorers gave an ill report to Moses, Aaron and the entire Israelite community (Numbers 13:26).


Unfortunately there probably had been many attempts to flee Egyptian oppression, and probably six figures died in the process and so God lead the new formed nation, the Israelite community. Nevertheless, the rebellious and the ones with little faith decided to go to the promise land on their own, and they were met with opposition because the Ark of the Covenant of God was not with them. Like Joshua, even King David knew the importance of regulation in battle and seizing, doubling your proportion and warfare with the ark of the covenant. The rebellious were smoted and discomfited by the Amalekites and the Canaanites (Numbers 14:44).


The good lesson in this Parsha is that God agrees to keep the covenant with the children of the rebellious people, and God protects the children for forty years, and eventually in the book of Deuteronomy by the fifth chapter, these very same children inherit the promise land.


In Chapter 15, there is a Supplementary Offering Law to be observed because he has already given you the promise land as an inheritance. The supplementary (drink, meal, burnt, or meat) offering can be prepared as burnt, vow, special offering, fellowship offering or a sacrificial offering, much like the Saints drink the symbolical blood of the Lord Jesus Christ with the Bread, the one ordinance to the Church. God encourages the Israelite community to bless Him with their threshing floor, to offer offerings this way there will be no idolatry amongst even the stranger or the sojourners (Numbers 15:1-20).


Lastly, in Chapter 15, God commands Moses to ordain the heave offering unto Jehovah. The Heave offering is not only symbolical but this offering causes healing in the body. You don't have to worry about the giants that give their friends jobs while you idoly sit back and envy the heathen, and the idolater. This offering alone ceremoniously and miraculously cleansed the community from intentional sin ignorantly committed without voluntary knowledge of committing a sin. (Numbers 15:17-30).  Then a man gathered sticks on the Sabbath Day, we all know that Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath, but in ancient times a man was stoned to death because he gathered sticks on the Sabbath (Numbers 15:32-37).


Finally, a common icon that you see often are the fringes on the borders of the garments (tallits). Many people kiss the garment and pray before the alters of physical sanctuaries. Hopefully you will follow Gods law to look upon it and follow all of his commandments and do them because if you don't then you will go whoring. Otherwise you will remember all the commandments of God and be Holy to your God, for he is Holy. (Numbers 15:36-41). God is Jehovah, He brought you out of the land of Egypt, He will be your God. Jehovah. (Numbers 15:41).

Disciples Reference:

  1. Matthew 4:7
    Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ”
    Matthew 4:6-8 (in Context) Matthew 4 (Whole Chapter)
  2. Matthew 4:10
    Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ”
    Matthew 4:9-11 (in Context) Matthew 4 (Whole Chapter)
  3. Matthew 12:1
    [ Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath ] At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them.
    Matthew 12:1-3 (in Context) Matthew 12 (Whole Chapter)
  4. Matthew 17:4
    Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
    Matthew 17:3-5 (in Context) Matthew 17 (Whole Chapter)
  5. Matthew 21:42
    Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’ ?
    Matthew 21:41-43 (in Context) Matthew 21 (Whole Chapter)
  6. Mark 2:23
    [ Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath ] One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain.
    Mark 2:22-24 (in Context) Mark 2 (Whole Chapter)
  7. Mark 12:29
    “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
    Mark 12:28-30 (in Context) Mark 12 (Whole Chapter)
  8. Luke 4:8
    Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’ ”
    Luke 4:7-9 (in Context) Luke 4 (Whole Chapter)
  9. Luke 4:12
    Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ”
    Luke 4:11-13 (in Context) Luke 4 (Whole Chapter)
  10. Luke 6:1
    [ Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath ] One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels.
    Luke 6:1-3 (in Context) Luke 6 (Whole Chapter)


Recommended References:


Parsha in a Nutshell. Shelach. Sabbath June 18, 2011. http://www.chabad.org/parshah/article_cdo/aid/2201/jewish/Shelach.htm

E-Drash. Parasha: Shelach. Shelach - שלח : "Send thou" .Torah : Numbers 13:1-15:41.Haftarah : Joshua 2:1-24.Gospel : John 7, 8. http://www.ffoz.org. Sabbath, June 18, 2011.

 Parsha Eikev. Thalia's Blogspot. http://thalia-journal.blogspot.com/2010/08/memorial-parsha-of-jesus-christs-eikev.html August 2nd, 2010. Deuteronomy 7 through 11.

STANDARD LESSON COMMENTARY: International Sunday School Lessons. 
Unit One. Summer Quarter. Lesson 2: God's People Learn from Prosperity.

Mon. June 13. The Promises of God. 2nd Corinthians 1:16-20
Tue. June 14. God’s Promises Kept. Joshua 21:43-22-6
Wed. June 15. Rahab’s Confession of God. Joshua 2:10-14
Thu. June 16. Rahab’s Pact with the Spies. Joshua 2:17-21
Fri. June 17. Rahab’s Help Rewarded. Joshua 6:22-25
Sat. June 18. Rahab and Her Works. James 2:18-25
Sun. June 19. Rahab’s Protection of the Spies. Joshua 2:2-9, 15, 16, 22-24