Tuesday, May 30, 2017
As the second year after God delivered the children of Israel from Egypt began, the tabernacle was completed and God’s presence entered; He took up his residence in the middle of the camp of Israel! Because of God’s presence in the camp, the entire camp had to maintain a state of cleanliness. The tabernacle is long gone as is the temple that followed it. What does it mean today to maintain the cleanliness of the camp? Who is the camp?
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Book of Numbers opens with a listing of the tribes of Israel, the number of men available as soldiers and where each tribe is located in the camp. The opening chapters of the book of Numbers makes for some dry reading. We wade through lists of names and families. Why did God include these disconnected names and endless numbers of people in the Bible? What does this reveal about God and His character? How does this point to Yeshua our Messiah?
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Part 4 of our current study of Hosea and the Covenant Devotion of God. This study was previously conducted on our Erev Shabbat meetings and has now been moved to Shabbat afternoons at 2:00 pm Pacific Time.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The weekly Sabbath was first observed by God on the seventh day of creation. He rested from all His work and set aside the seventh day as holy because of it. When the children of Israel entered the Promised Land God told them not only to observe the weekly Sabbath, but to observe a Sabbath for the land. Does the Sabbath of the Land, also, have its roots in the creation? What does the Sabbath of the Land tell us about God? What is its prophetic significance?
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
God set up specific times that He wants His people to gather together, spending time with each other as well as with Him! The usual translation calls these appointed times feasts. What are these appointed times or feasts? Why did God choose these times? How does observing these times help us to draw near to God?
Sunday, May 7, 2017
In this part we look at the section of Hosea’s prophecy that is focused strictly on the relationship between God and Israel. The metaphor of Hosea and Gomer only appears as the vehicle for the relationship of husband and wife between God and Israel. The result of Israel’s adulteries is that God will strip her bare and make her like the wilderness, dry and barren.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The Day of Atonement, In Hebrew called Yom Kippur, is the one day of the year that the High Priest goes into the Holy of Holies and sprinkles the blood of the sin offerings right on the mercy seat. Why is this day necessary? Sin offerings for the priests, the nation, the rulers, and the individual people are brought continually throughout the year. What is different about bringing the blood into the Holy of Holies and why is it important?