“If HaShem will not build the house, its builders labor on it vainly; if HaShem will not guard the city, the watchman was vigilant in vain.” Psalms 127:1
At the time of the posting of this Op we just finished the annual Torah reading cycle and have begun the new annual cycle for the biblical year 5780. This is how HaShem operates in His Kingdom i.e. cycles. With each new cycle of reading from His Torah, even though we have read through each portion time and again, we always learn something brand new we never saw before! Why? Because HaShem is infinite, endless and His Word will never pass away!
One aspect of the annual Torah reading cycle that is constantly reinforced is that HaShem is The King, He is echad (Hebrew word for ‘One’) which means there is no other. He shares His glory with no one! His mercies are fresh and anew every morning, yet we are to fear Him and not take Him for granted or treat Him casually. He promises He acts on our behalf, not because of who we are but solely because of Who He is! It boils down to it is His Way or no way, plain and simple. Life or death in which He leaves the choice up to each of us to decide our fate. While He calls out to everyone, not everyone answers His call.
This Op will discuss another aspect of His Torah some may have not considered before which will be based upon His Word. But before we can jump into this, always remember the following:
– HaShem never changes per Num 23:19/Mal 3:6/Hebrews 13:8/James 1:17
– His Word is firmly established per Psalm 119:89
– He reveals the end out of the beginning per Is 46:10
– He does nothing without first revealing it to His prophets per Amos 3:7
– He says there is nothing new under the sun per Ecclesiastes 1:9
– He says His Torah is eternal per Proverbs 3:19 and Psalm 119:160
– He says His Torah is perfect and restores the soul per Psalm 19:7
– He says His Torah makes the simple one wise per Psalm 19:7
– He says His Torah Is freedom and liberty per Psalm Ps 119:45 and James 1:25
– He says His Torah is the only good doctrine there is Proverbs 4:2
– He says His Torah will add length of days and years of life and peace per Proverbs 3:2
– He says all of the ways of His Torah are ways of pleasantness and peace per Proverbs 3:17
– He says His Torah is for our good and well-being per Deuteronomy 6:24
– He says His Torah is health for our lives per Proverbs 3:8
– He says His Torah is life to our soul and a graceful ornament for our neck per Prov 3:22
– He says His Torah is better than pearls and all desires cannot compare to it per Prov 8:11
– He says those who walk with His Torah are praiseworthy per Psalms 119:1
– He says observing His Torah is how we purify our path per Psalms 119:9
– He says His Torah is better than thousands in gold and silver per Psalms 119:72
– He says His Torah brings abundant peace to those who love Him and His Torah per Psalms 119:165
– He says there is one Torah for all per Exodus 12:49/Leviticus 24:22
– He says those who hate His Torah love death per Proverbs 8:36
At the end of the Torah reading cycle, we read the final Torah portion: Vezot Ha’Bracha which is found in Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12. In Deuteronomy 33:2 HaShem makes a VERY interesting statement. He says “HaShem came from Sinai, having shone forth to them from Seir, having appeared from Mount Paran (Reference to HaShem having offered the Torah to the nations first but they rejected it), and then approached with some of the holy myriads, from His right hand He presented the fiery Torah to them.“
The commentary from the Chumash is very interesting which says “‘From His right hand’ denotes the Torah was communicated directly by HaShem, not by any of the myriad of angels accompanying Him.” Meaning He Personally gave His Torah to Moshe! Shows the importance of His Torah!
Isaiah 62:8 says “HaShem has sworn by His right hand and by the arm of His strength.” The term ‘His right hand’ refers to His Torah. In His Word an oath is made while holding a sacred object. HaShem, as it were, swore holding both Torah and Tefillin (Leather straps wrapped around the right arm) as the term ‘the arm of His strength’ references Tefillin. This means HaShem not only keeps His Torah but also wears Tefillin.
How many references to HaShem’s right hand do we read about in His Word, from Genesis to Revelation? These references to His right hand or right arm are VERY, VERY important to key up on! For example here are a few interesting references; remember the term ‘Right hand’ refers to His Torah! Keep this in mind:
Psalms 16:10 says “You will reveal to me the path to life, the fullness of joys in Your Presence. There is delight at Your right hand for eternity.”
Psalms 18:35 says “You have given me Your shield of salvation, and Your right hand has sustained me.”
Psalms 20:7 says “Now I know that HaShem has made His anointed one victorious, He will answer him from His sacred heaven, with the omnipotent victories of His right arm.”
Psalms 48:10 says “Like Your Name, O Elohim, so is Your praise, to the ends of the earth. Righteousness fills Your right hand.”
Psalms 63:8 says “My soul cleaves after You; to me, Your right arm lent support.”
Psalms 78:54 says “And He brought them to His sacred boundary, to this mountain which His right hand acquired.”
Psalms 98:1 says “His Own right hand and His holy arm have helped Him.”
Psalms 108:6-7 says “Be exalted above heaven, O Elohim, and above all the earth, Your glory. So that Your beloved ones may be given rest, let Your right hand save and respond to me.”
Psalms 118:15-16 says “The sound of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous, ‘HaShem’s right hand does valiantly. HaShem’s right hand hand is raised triumphantly; HaShem’s right hand does valiantly!'”
Psalms 138:7 says “Though I walk amid distress, You will revive me. To counter the wrath of my enemies You extend Your hand, and Your right hand will save me.”
Psalms 139:10 says “There, too, Your hand would guide me, and Your right hand shall grasp me.”
Isaiah 41:10 says “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your Elohim; I have strengthened you, even helped you, and even sustained you with My righteous right hand.”
Are you detecting a theme with these references to His right hand? Are you detecting there is more to His right hand than His Torah? Are you detecting His right hand is also a reference to His Messiah?
Romans 8:34 says “Who is he who is condemning? It is Messiah who died, and furthermore is also raised up, who is also at the right hand of Elohim, who also makes intercession for us.”
Ephesians 1:19-20 says “And what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who are believing, according to the working of His mighty strength, which He wrought in the Messiah when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenlies.”
What is the point of all of this thus far? Torah and Messiah go hand in hand!! If we want to know, understand and walk with HaShem it MUST be through His Torah. Further, if we want to know His Messiah, Yeshua, again it MUST be through HaShem’s Torah! On a side note, when Christendom teaches the Replacement Theology doctrine the Torah is now fulfilled/obsolete/irrelevant, this is precisely why Judaism rejects Christendom’s Jesus, because it is impossible to separate HaShem’s Messiah from the Torah. This is precisely why I have rejected Christendom’s Replacement Theology Jesus. I digress.
Consider all of what has been said in light of beginning a new Torah reading cycle. This new cycle begins today with ‘B’reisheet’ Genesis 1:1-6:8, which discusses HaShem’s creating everything over six days. These six days of creation are so very important because it paints so many pictures of how HaShem has set things up such as mankind will have a span of 6,000 years to live on earth. Remember a thousand years is as a day to HaShem per Psalms 90:4. Consider the following:
- The time before Abraham began to call out in the Name of HaShem = 2,000 years of darkness/void.
- When Abraham began to teach mankind about HaShem, the One and only Elohim, this is considered the beginning of Torah dissemination = 2,000 years.
- The last two days are called ‘The years of the Messiah’ because people are learning about the Messiah and He can show up to redeem His people = 2,000 years. How long has it been since Yeshua showed up and left? Nearly 2,000 years!
- We are currently in the biblical year 5780 or 5,780 years from creation. However, this is not an accurate count. The Talmud tells us we are not accounting for nearly 300 years of events, thus the real calendar year is either right at or just about 6,000 years!! Thus the reason we are witnessing the world going into absolute chaos, darkness, rebellion, etc, because we truly are at the very end! Do we know the day or the hour? Not a chance!
Just as an example of why it is so exciting to study His Torah, when we begin this cycle with Genesis 1:1 we see in Hebrew the first seven words which comprise verse 1 which in Hebrew says “B’reisheet Bara Elohim et Ha’Shamyim Vayet HaAretz” or in English “In the beginning created HaShem the heavens and the earth.” We won’t see it in English, but in Hebrew, we see these seven words creates a seven branch Menorah with the Hebrew word ‘Et’ at the center i.e. which in Hebrew is spelled with the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet ‘Aleph’ and the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet ‘Tav’. This word ‘Et’ isn’t translated. To make a long story short, it is recognized to be a picture of the Torah/Messiah which being at the center of the Menorah means all the other lamps get their light from the center branch i.e. Torah/Messiah!
There are countless pictures like this in this one Torah portion alone! It is virtually endless and no one has found them all!! Again the point is, Yeshua is ALL over the Torah and the Torah reveals Yeshua! Without the Torah, the real Messiah cannot be seen! Is it any wonder then why the adversary has worked so hard to convince the masses to toss the Torah aside and why on the flip side he becomes so enraged when people embrace the Torah?
I will end this here as I could go on and on and on, but hopefully I have stirred the appetite a little to go and check this all out for yourselves? Can you see the fiery Torah HaShem gave is absolutely the blueprint of life? There is SO much to learn and SO much to be astounded by in a very good way.
Much to consider!
- The Scriptures by the Institute for Scripture Research
- The Stone Edition Chumash
- Tehillim (Psalms)
- Tractate Rosh HaShanah from the Talmud Bavli