Torah Portion VAYELECH – Devarim (31:1-30)
Adonai spoke to Moses, saying: “However, the tenth day of this seventh month is Yom Kippur a holy convocation to you, so you are to afflict yourselves. You are to bring an offering made by fire to Adonai. Leviticus 23:26,27 TLV
Shabbat shalom dearly beloved!
If you have ever had a backache, a vertebra out of place, or a situation that needed the help of a chiropractor, then you will understand and rejoice over this 10 Day opportunity that presents itself every year between Yom Teruah-Rosh Hashana (the First of the Seventh Month) and Yom Hakippurim, the Day of Atonement (the Tenth of the Seventh Month). These days have been named the Ten Days of Awe or HaYamim Hanoraim.
Please notice that many times when the Bible is giving a date, it simply uses the number of the month, other times it uses the name of the month. Therefore, the First Month of the Biblical calendar is not only called First, but it is also called Aviv and Nissan. This First Month falls in the Spring of the Israeli Year (March-April). Likewise, the Seventh Month, the start of the Fall season (around September-October), is also called TISHREI.
The number TEN is mentioned in the Scriptures in conjunction with Divine order and stability, Divine justice and righteousness that leads to blessing and wellbeing. This is the case of the Ten Words, also called the Ten Commandments, as mentioned in Deuteronomy 5 and Exodus 20.
So, he stayed there with Adonai for 40 days and 40 nights, and he did not eat bread or drink water. He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant: The Ten Words. Exodus 24:28
When Elohim created Adam, He gave the first human and every human after him, ten fingers for the use of his hand and ten toes for the use of his feet. Again, we can see in the material world that TEN is the number of order and stability that brings about wellbeing or shalom.
So, God saw everything that He made, and behold it was very good. Genesis 1:31 TLV
When El Shaddai wanted to destroy the out of Divine Order cities of Sodoma and Gomorra in the desert of Judea and the Eastern Sea (also called the Sea of Salt or the Dead Sea) for their wickedness and rebellion to His ways, Abraham negotiated with Him. He was doing his very best to convince the Creator of mankind not to pour out His Divine and just wrath on these cities. However, He could not convince him to go any lower than TEN RIGHTEOUS. If ten people who loved the Creator and His ways could be found in the cities, He would not destroy them. But just like in the case of the ten toes, ten fingers and Ten Commandments, nine or eight would not do because TEN is the number of Divine Order.
Then he said, “Please, let not my Lord be angry, so I may speak once more. Perhaps ten will be found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten.” Genesis 18:32 TLV
In Jewish tradition, the above story inspired our elders to establish the MINYAN in the synagogues whereabout a synagogue service cannot start unless there are ten men present. Minyan comes from the word “to count and be counted”, so a careful accounting and accountability must happen so the community can preserve its ORDER.
In the New Covenant Yeshua speaks a parable about TEN coins and about a woman “feverishly” looking for one of the coins she loses. These TEN coins were her dowry, the treasure that she got when she got married and it represented her future financial security, so nine would not do, she needed TEN.
Or which woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search thoroughly until she finds it? Luke 15:8 TLV
In the very important financial arena, the God of Israel prescribed the TITHE which is a TENTH of all your earnings, wages and increases (business commissions, sales of properties that make a profit). Again, this is the most important KEY for Divine Order in our finances.
Will a man rob God? For you are robbing Me!” But you say: “How have we robbed You?” “In the tithe and the offering. You have been cursed with the curse, yet you keep robbing Me—the whole nation! Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse. Then there will be food in My House. Now test Me in this”—says Adonai-Tzva’ot—“if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour out blessing for you, until no one is without enough. Malachi 3:8-10
Unfortunately, many people miss it by giving “non-tithes” instead of the prescribed 10%. The Torah prescribes SEVEN different kinds of offerings including a Free Will offering, but it never comes INSTEAD of the Tithe, but in ADDITION to the Tithe. I have calculated that any Biblical Israeli would end up giving a total of about 30% of his income to YHVH and to His causes like Temple worship and maintenance of Priests and the Sanctuary. The tithe was to be given (and still is!) to these Levites (Ministers and Torah Teachers) who were in charge of doing the practical work of the Holy Temple or BEIT MIKDASH. They were the watchmen on the gates, those leading worship and teaching the people the Scriptures-Torah and the ways of Elohim.
For I have given the tithes that Bnei-Yisrael present to Adonai as an offering to the Levites as an inheritance. That is why I said they would receive no inheritance among Bnei-Yisrael.” Numbers 18:24 TLV
Abraham, prior to the heavenly download of Torah on Mount Sinai, already knew about the TITHE and, therefore, he gave to Malchizedek the Priest and King of Salem a TITHE of all. (Genesis 15)
How many of us have heard our teachers say: “Can you count to TEN?” Ten is regarded as a UNIT and it is very revealing that 10 is comprised of the number 1 plus 0. Ten is also the number for UNITY and YACHAD- which is a unity of singleness of purpose, vision and mission, which again is the foundation for Divine Order in any worthwhile endeavor.
Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together (YACHAD). Psalm 133:1
Concerning the relationship between Israel and the Nations, Adonai also uses the number TEN. He mentions in the Book of Zechariah that TEN people from the different languages of the nations (different ethnic groups) will grab the hem of the garment of ONE Jew and follow that ONE Jew to be instructed by Him. In fact, every time that we see in the Holy Scriptures something about “the hem of the garment” it is about learning Torah or Godly Instructions. Since Ten is the minimum quorum (not the maximum) for a synagogue service to proceed, the number of Gentiles holding the TSITSIT (hem of the garment) of ONE Jew is a minimum of TEN and there is no maximum.
Thus, says Adonai-Tzva’ot, “In those days it will come to pass that ten men from every language of the nations will grasp the corner of the garment of a Jew saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’” Zechariah 8:23
We could say this refers to gentiles holding onto Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, and we would be right. However, this is not the only way to interpret this text, we could also read it simply as it is written; that in the Last Days (at least) TEN people from different tongues, tribes and ethnic groups will be taught Torah and instructed by Jews about the Ways of Adonai. The Scriptures also say these gentiles will see that Elohim is with them. In other words, these Jews have Immanuel with them. Immanuel is one of the names of the Messiah and it means Elohim is with us.
Therefore, Adonai Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will conceive. When she is giving birth to a son she will call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 TLV
These are not only Jews but are also Israelis. These are Jews who have returned to the Land of Israel. This we can know because in the previous scriptures it says that many people will go from one city to another to encourage people to come to Jerusalem to entreat the favor of Adonai. In that context, the Land of Israel and Jerusalem, they will connect with, and hold onto, the instructions of some Jews who obviously have Immanuel with them. These are Messianic Jewish Israelis.
The inhabitants of one city will go to another saying ‘Let us go to entreat the favor of Adonai and to seek Adonai-Tzva’ot. I also am going.’ Indeed, many peoples and powerful nations will come to seek Adonai-Tzva’ot in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of Adonai.” Zechariah 8:21, 22
Yeshua said that He will not leave His Jewish disciples orphaned. He will come to them in the form of the Holy Spirit, the Ruach HaKodesh, so these Jews will have the Holy Spirit in them and upon them.
But the Helper, the Ruach ha-Kodesh whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything and remind you of everything that I said to you. John 14:26
In other words, there will be, in the End Times, Messianic Jewish-Israelis full of Yeshua, knowledge of Torah and the Holy Spirit. These Israelis will gather a flock of varied nations, at least TEN, and instruct them in the Ways of YHVH. The culmination of their instruction will be when these (minimum) of TEN gentiles or nations come to be instructed in Israel, as the Scriptures reiterate in various other places. There is no better classroom than the Land of Israel.
Then many peoples will go and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of Adonai, to the House of the God of Jacob! Then He will teach us His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For Torah will go forth from Zion and the word of Adonai from Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:3 TLV
During these TEN DAYS between Yom Teruah-Rosh Hashana, and the holiest day of the Biblical year, Yom Hakippurim-the Day of Atonement, we invite you to take the opportunity to make your life RIGHT by surrendering to Yah’s (God’s) Call, to His Ways, to His Spirit and to His Jewish Messiah Yeshua. Let Him perform a Heavenly Chiropractic Adjustment in your lifestyle, thought life and spirit. This will bring great relief, healing and wholeness to you personally and to the entire Body of Messiah.
We have two major programs to help you go through this Divine Chiropractic Adjustment, our video Bible school GRM (GeRiM which in Hebrew means grafted in) and our Israel tours also called Bible School on Wheels. We invite you to join us on every one of our exciting and enlightening tours that follow the Feast Cycle (Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot) and concentrate on different areas of the Land of Israel. We hope and pray that at least 10 people from your church, congregation group or city will join us and other tour participants from many nations. Join us this year and every year, as we use the amazingly beautiful, prophetic and anointed Land of Israel as our classroom!
Thus says Adonai-Tzva’ot, “Peoples and the inhabitants of many cities will again come. The inhabitants of one city will go to another saying ‘Let us go to entreat the favor of Adonai and to seek Adonai-Tzva’ot. I also am going.’ Indeed, many peoples and powerful nations will come to seek Adonai-Tzva’ot in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of Adonai.” Thus says Adonai-Tzva’ot, “In those days it will come to pass that ten men from every language of the nations will grasp the corner of the garment of a Jew saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you. Zechariah 8:20-23
Chag Sameach! A Happy Feast and Moadim Season!
Your Israeli Mentors and Friends,
Archbishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman
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