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WEEK OF  June 16-22

 

FROM RABBI ADRIAN

Years ago, I was asked by a friend of mine, to do the Forward for his book. I think it is fitting to present it to you for the next several weeks:

The children of Israel had just been released by Pharaoh, the Egyptian King and gathered themselves on what is to become the initial, first Day of Pentecost at the base of Mount Sinai. This day is marked as the initial outpouring of the Holy Spirit (contrary to popular belief) and the presentation of the Ten Commandments. Furthermore, it is marked as a wedding procession in Jewish literature because of the scene. For example, the children of Israel were to consecrate themselves, wash their clothes, abstain from any sexual relations, and prepare themselves for the presence of the Lord, because He was going to come to them on the third day. When Moses presented this opportunity to the children of Israel, they responded, “We will do everything the Lord has said” (Exodus 19:8, NIV). Thus, in essence, they accepted God’s proposal and were willing to partake in the wedding ceremony according to the words of God.

The day was set and just as promised, God shows up! He did so in grand fashion: there was thunder, lightening and a thick cloud, which covered the mountain. The shofar (trumpet) blasted with earth shattering presence and everyone in the camp trembled as they drew near the mountain. The shofarot got louder and louder and then, when Moses spoke, the voice of God answered him (v.19). God then presents the conditions of the wedding ketubah (contract)—the Ten Commandments—and the people again responded, “Everything the Lord has said we will do” (Exodus 24:3b). After establishing the covenant with the people, Moses built an altar and sacrificed a fellowship offering. Taking half of the blood and placing it in the bowls and sprinkling the other half on the altar, Moses then took the Book of the Covenant (The Wedding Contract, if you will), and read it back to the people. Now this time, the children of Israel responded similarly as the previous two times, albeit, with these additional words, “. . . we will obey” (Exodus 24:7b, emphasis mine). The wedding was then finalized by Moses sprinkling the blood on the people and saying, “This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words” (v.8). This is similar to when a rabbi or pastor says, “By the power and authority vested in me by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I now pronounce you husband and wife.”

Sadly, after all of this (during the honeymoon period), even with the glory cloud covering the mountain for six whole days with the invitation given to Moses on the seventh day to come into His glory (vv. 15-16), the people grew impatient and just a little over a month later, worshipped a golden calf made out of created things (Exodus 32). What is interesting is that we read these inserted words, “To the Israelites the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain” (Exodus 24:17, emphasis mine). In Exodus 20:18, the Hebrew text reads, “v’chol-ha’am ro’im et-hakolot v’et-ha’lappidim . . .” which can be translated, “and the people saw the voices and the torches (flames) . . .” (emphases mine). An ancient Jewish resource records that tongues of flames came out from atop the mountain and “[e]very single word that went forth from the Omnipotent was split up into seventy languages, . . . And like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces, just as a hammer is divided into many sparks, so every single word that went forth from the Holy One, blessed be He, split up into seventy languages” (The Talmud, tractate Shabbath 88b). Philo, an ancient Jewish philosopher, describes the same event in this manner, “Then from the midst of the fire that streamed from heaven there sounded forth to their utter amazement a voice, for the flame became articulate speech in the language familiar to the audience, and so clearly and distinctly were the words formed by it, that they seemed to see them rather than hear them.”

[Therefore], the reality of the glory of God is not some mystical process, which needs to be conjured up through magical potions or repetitions of words. Simply, the glory resides in each and every believer who trusts in the Lord and His Holy Spirit to reveal the glory that has already been placed within. However, it must be activated; rather, it must be acted upon. Just as the children of Israel had to wash their clothes and prepare themselves to gather before the presence of the Lord, so, too, must every believer step into that greater glory, which has been prepared for you since the foundations of the world. This is meant to strengthen your walk in Messiah and equip you to grow deeper in your relationship with God. The glory [of God] is about intimacy with the Almighty. Those who fear this intimacy will never experience the greatness of God, nor understand the power of His presence in just the words you speak.

God’s character and desire has not changed since Mount Sinai, He still wants to draw near to you. However, are you willing to have Him do so? This is the question that we all have to face. Either we want more of Him so that we can experience the good news of God’s glory, which lives and emanates from every crevice of our bodies, or we do not. Every believer has been given gifts and is equipped to experience and present the glory of God. The gospel of the glory, rather, the good news of the presence, weight, power, and love of the Almighty in Messiah Yeshua is for every believer and I sincerely hope that you will allow the knowledge of Him and His glory to become activated in your life to make a difference. There is an old Jewish adage which states, “Whoever, destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved the entire world” (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9; Yerushalmi Talmud, tractate Sanhedrin 37a). Therefore, with God’s glory comes responsibility: It’s not for you, it’s for others; however, in the process of serving others, God lets you swim in His goodness, the gospel of His glory!

Shabbat Shalom!

SHAVUOT PRAISE NIGHT

June 11, 7:30 PM

Invite your friends,family, and neighbors for  a powerful spirit-filled night of praise,worship, and the Word.

HEBREW CLASSES

After oneg at 1:30 PM in the Sanctuary

See Ana Willkis or Rabbi Adrian for details

 

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ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK:

COFFEE & DONUTS

Every Shabbat: 10:00-10:20am

 A great way to start Shabbat morning with coffee, donuts, & fellowship. Please join us! (Please do not take coffee or donuts into the sanctuary, thank you!

MONDAYS AT 8:00PM:

DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING WITH TZOFIYA ROGERS 

Join Tzofiya, founder of "As You Go Ministries," in this highly interactive, Zoom online format Monday evenings between 8:00 PM and 9:30 PM for teaching, training, equipping, Q&A, and more. . . . If you want to operate in the prophetic this teaching is for you!

Weekly Zoom Meeting ID: 931 5729 1366 

TUESDAY AT 8:30 PM:

HEME AQUI HINEINI - HERE AM I

Por favor únete a nostros para orar e interceder en Español los Martes por la noche a las 8:30 PM, semanalmente.  

Please join us for prayer and intercession in Spanish Tuesday evenings at 8:30 PM

 

WEDNESDAYS AT 8:00PM: 

BIBLE STUDY

WITH RABBI ADRIAN

Join Rabbi Adrian as we go deeper in the Scriptures

Weekly Zoom Meeting ID:  883 2776 9555

THURSDAYS AT 8:00 PM:

PRAYER 

Join us as we enjoy a time of prayer for our nation, our community, and each other. God wants us to pray to Him. When Yeshua taught the disciples to pray, He didn't say if you pray, He said when you pray. When our prayers are not mundane, amazing things can happen. 

SATURDAYS AT 8:45AM:

TOTALLY TASTY TORAH  

Join Rabbi Peter Gaines every Saturday Morning at 8:45AM for Totally Tasty Torah. An in-depth look at the week's Torah portion. Remember, Torah is a tree of life for those who take hold of it. Come join us in person, or by Zoom.

Weekly Zoom Meeting ID: 821 472 10441

SHABBAT SERVICE 10:30AM

SUNDAYS AT  9:00AM:

IT'S ALL ONE BOOK--RABBI AND FRIENDS 

Join Rabbi Peter & Rebettzin Susan every Sunday morning at 9:00AM for an in-depth look at the whole book.

Weekly Zoom Meeting ID: 825 030 60546

OTHER EVENTS:

BAGELS & BLESSINGS:

July 7,2024  11:00 AM

Hosted by Ana Willis

2491 NW 82 Terrace Unit 5

Coral Springs, FL 33065

MENS MEETING:

July 14th, at 11:00AM

The Original Pancake House

10599 W Atlantic Blvd., Coral Springs, FL  33071

DANCE CLASS:

Join Linda Bernal and Tzofiya Rogers as they teach Davidic and Prophetic, inspirational dance. Open to male and females of all ages: 1:30PM after Shabbat Service. 

BAPTISM (MESSIANIC MIKVAH)

JULY 28, 11:00 AM at the Barsky's

981 SW 70 Ave, Plantation, FL 33065

See Rabbi Adrian for details

 

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