Vayakhel /And He Assembled—Pekudei /Accounts
Welcome to Vayakhel /And He Assembled—Pekudei /Accounts, this week’s Torah portion.
Parashah 22: Vayak’hel (He assembled) 35:1–38:20
[In regular years read with Parashah 23, in leap years read separately]
35 Moshe assembled the whole community of the people of Isra’el and said to them, “These are the things which Adonai has ordered you to do. 2 On six days work is to be done, but the seventh day is to be a holy day for you, a Shabbat of complete rest in honor of Adonai. Whoever does any work on it is to be put to death. 3 You are not to kindle a fire in any of your homes on Shabbat.”
4 Moshe said to the whole community of the people of Isra’el, “Here is what Adonai has ordered: 5 ‘Take up a collection for Adonai from among yourselves — anyone whose heart makes him willing is to bring the offering for Adonai: gold, silver and bronze; 6 blue, purple and scarlet yarn; fine linen, goat’s hair, 7 tanned ram skins and fine leather; acacia-wood; 8 oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; 9 onyx stones and stones to be set, for the ritual vest and the breastplate.
10 “‘Then let all the craftsmen among you come and make everything Adonai has ordered: 11 the tabernacle with its tent, covering, fasteners, planks, crossbars, posts and sockets; 12 the ark with its poles, ark-cover and the curtain to screen it; 13 the table with its poles, all its utensils and the showbread; 14 the menorah for the light, with its utensils and lamps, and the oil for the light; 15 the incense altar with its poles; the anointing oil; the fragrant incense; the screen for the entranceway at the entrance to the tabernacle; 16 the altar for burnt offerings, with its poles and all its utensils; the basin with its base; 17 the tapestries for the courtyard, with their posts and sockets; the screen for the gateway of the courtyard; 18 the tent pegs for the tabernacle; the tent pegs for the courtyard, with their ropes; 19 the garments for officiating, for serving in the Holy Place; and the holy garments for Aharon the cohen and the garments for his sons, so that they can serve in the office of cohen.’”
20 Then the whole community of the people of Isra’el withdrew from Moshe’s presence; (LY: ii) 21 and they came, everyone whose heart stirred him and everyone whose spirit made him willing, and brought Adonai’s offering for the work on the tent of meeting, for the service in it and for the holy garments. 22 Both men and women came, as many as had willing hearts; they brought nose-rings, earrings, signet-rings, belts, all kinds of gold jewelry — everyone bringing an offering of gold to Adonai. 23 Everyone who had blue, purple or scarlet yarn; fine linen; tanned ram skins or fine leather brought them. 24 Everyone contributing silver or bronze brought his offering for Adonai, and everyone who had acacia-wood suitable for any of the work brought it. 25 All the women who were skilled at spinning got to work and brought what they had spun, the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and the fine linen. 26 Likewise the women whose heart stirred them to use their skill spun the goat’s hair. 27 The leaders brought the onyx stones and the stones to be set, for the ritual vest and the breasplate; 28 the spices; and the oil for the light, for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense. 29 Thus every man and woman of the people of Isra’el whose heart impelled him to contribute to any of the work Adonai had ordered through Moshe brought it to Adonai as a voluntary offering.
(RY: ii, LY: iii) 30 Moshe said to the people of Isra’el, “See, Adonai has singled out B’tzal’el the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Y’hudah. 31 He has filled him with the Spirit of God — with wisdom, understanding and knowledge concerning every kind of artisanry. 32 He is a master of design in gold, silver, bronze, 33 cutting precious stones to be set, woodcarving and every other craft. 34 [Adonai] has also given him and Oholi’av the son of Achisamakh, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others. 35 He has filled them with the skill needed for every kind of work, whether done by an artisan, a designer, an embroiderer using blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and fine linen, or a weaver — they have the skill for every kind of work and design.
36 “B’tzal’el and Oholi’av, along with all the craftsmen whom Adonai has endowed with the wisdom and skill necessary to carry out the work needed for the sanctuary, are to do exactly according to everything Adonai has ordered.”
2 Moshe summoned B’tzal’el, Oholi’av and every craftsman to whom Adonai had given wisdom, everyone whose heart stirred him, to come and take part in the work. 3 They received from Moshe all the offering which the people of Isra’el had brought for the work of building the sanctuary. But they still kept bringing voluntary offerings every morning, 4 until all the craftsmen doing the work for the sanctuary left the work they were involved with 5 to tell Moshe, “The people are bringing far more than is needed to do the work Adonai has ordered done.” 6 So Moshe gave an order which was proclaimed throughout the camp: “Neither men nor women are to make any further efforts for the sanctuary offering.” In this way, the people were restrained from making additional contributions. 7 For what they had already was not only sufficient for doing all the work, but too much!
(LY: iv) 8 All the skilled men among them who did the work made the tabernacle, using ten sheets of finely woven linen and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn. He made them with k’ruvim worked in that had been crafted by a skilled artisan. 9 Each sheet was forty-two feet long and six feet wide; all the sheets were the same size. 10 He joined five sheets one to another, and the other five sheets he joined one to another. 11 He made loops of blue on the edge of the outermost sheet in the first set and did the same on the edge of the outermost sheet in the second set. 12 He made fifty loops on the one sheet, and he made fifty loops on the edge of the sheet in the second set; the loops were opposite one another. 13 He made fifty fasteners of gold and coupled the sheets to each other with the fasteners, so that the tabernacle formed a single unit.
14 He made sheets of goat’s hair to be used as a tent covering the tabernacle; he made eleven sheets. 15 Each sheet was forty-five feet long and six feet wide; all eleven sheets were the same size. 16 He joined five sheets together and six sheets together. 17 He made fifty loops on the edge of the outermost sheet in the first set and fifty loops on the outermost sheet in the second set. 18 He made fifty fasteners of bronze to join the tent together, so that it would be a single unit.
19 He made a covering for the tent of tanned ram skins and an outer covering of fine leather.
(LY: v) 20 He made the upright planks of acacia-wood for the tabernacle. 21 Each plank was fifteen feet long and two-and-a-quarter feet wide. 22 There were two projections on each plank, and the planks were joined one to another. This is how he made all the planks for the tabernacle.
23 He made the planks for the tabernacle as follows: twenty planks for the south side, facing southward. 24 He made forty silver sockets under the twenty planks, two sockets under one plank for its two projections and two sockets under another plank for its two projections. 25 For the second side of the tabernacle, to the north, he made twenty planks 26 and their forty silver sockets, two sockets under one plank and two under another. 27 For the rear part of the tabernacle, toward the west, he made six planks. 28 For the corners of the tabernacle in the rear he made two planks, 29 double from the bottom all the way to the top but joined at a single ring. He did the same with both of them at the two corners. 30 Thus there were eight planks with their silver sockets, sixteen sockets, two sockets under each plank.
31 He made crossbars of acacia-wood, five for the planks of the one side of the tabernacle, 32 five crossbars for the planks of the other side of the tabernacle, and five crossbars for the planks at the side of the tabernacle at the rear toward the west. 33 He made the middle crossbar so that it extended from one end of the planks to the other, halfway up. 34 He overlaid the planks with gold, made gold rings for them through which the crossbars could pass and overlaid the crossbars with gold.
35 He made the curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely woven linen. He made them with k’ruvim worked in that had been crafted by a skilled artisan. 36 He made for it four posts of acacia-wood and overlaid them with gold, and gold hooks; and cast for them four silver sockets.
37 For the entrance to the tent he made a screen of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely woven linen, in colors, the work of a weaver; 38 with its five posts and their hooks. He overlaid their capitals and their attached rings for hanging with gold, while their five sockets were of bronze.
37 B’tzal’el made the ark of acacia-wood three-and-three-quarters feet long, two-and-a-quarter feet wide and two-and-a-quarter feet high. 2 He overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside and put a molding of gold for it around the top. 3 He cast four gold rings for it at its four feet, two rings on each side. 4 He made poles of acacia-wood and overlaid them with gold. 5 He put the carrying-poles for the ark in the rings on the sides of the ark.
6 He made a cover for the ark of pure gold, three-and-three-quarters feet long and two-and-a-quarter feet wide. 7 He made two k’ruvim of gold; he made them of hammered work for the two ends of the ark-cover — 8 one keruv for one end and one keruv for the other end; he made the k’ruvim of one piece with the ark-cover at its two ends. 9 The k’ruvim had their wings spread out above, so that their wings covered the ark; their faces were toward each other and toward the ark-cover.
10 He made the table of acacia-wood, three feet long, eighteen inches wide and eighteen inches high. 11 He overlaid it with pure gold and put a molding of gold around the top of it. 12 He made around it a rim a handbreadth wide and put a molding of gold around the rim. 13 He cast for it four gold rings and attached the rings to the four corners, near its four legs. 14 The rings to hold the carrying-poles for the table were placed close to the rim. 15 He made the carrying-poles for the table of acacia-wood and overlaid them with gold. 16 He made the utensils to be put on the table — its dishes, pans, bowls and pitchers — of pure gold.
(RY: iii, LY: vi) 17 He made the menorah of pure gold. He made it of hammered work; its base, shaft, cups, rings of outer leaves and flowers were a single unit. 18 There were six branches extending from its sides, three branches of the menorah on one side of it and three on the other. 19 On one branch were three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a ring of outer leaves and petals; likewise on the opposite branch three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a ring of outer leaves and petals; and similarly for all six branches extending from the menorah. 20 On the central shaft of the menorah were four cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with its ring of outer leaves and petals. 21 Where each pair of branches joined the central shaft was a ring of outer leaves of one piece with the pair of branches — thus for all six branches. 22 Their rings of outer leaves and their branches were of one piece with the shaft. Thus the whole menorah was one piece of hammered work made of pure gold. 23 He made its seven lamps, its tongs and its trays of pure gold. 24 The menorah and its utensils were made of sixty-six pounds of pure gold.
25 He made the altar on which to burn incense of acacia-wood, eighteen inches square and three feet high; its horns were a single unit. 26 He overlaid it with pure gold — its top, all around its sides and its horns; and he put around it a molding of gold. 27 He made two gold rings for it under its molding at the two corners on both sides, to hold the carrying-poles. 28 He made the poles of acacia-wood and overlaid them with gold.
29 He made the holy anointing oil and the pure incense of aromatic plant substances as would an expert perfume-maker.
38 (RY: iv, LY: vii) He made the altar for burnt offerings of acacia-wood, seven-and-a-half feet long and seven-and-a-half feet wide — it was square — and four-and-a-half feet high. 2 He made horns for it on its four corners, the horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.
3 He made all the utensils for the altar — its pots, shovels, basins, meat-hooks and fire pans; all its utensils he made of bronze. 4 He made for the altar a grate of bronze netting, under its rim, reaching halfway up the altar. 5 He cast four rings for the four ends of the bronze grate to hold the poles. 6 He made the poles of acacia-wood and overlaid them with bronze. 7 He put the carrying-poles into the rings on the sides of the altar; he made it of planks and hollow inside.
8 He made the basin of bronze with its base of bronze from the mirrors of the women serving at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
9 He made the courtyard. On the south side, facing southward, the tapestries for the courtyard were made of finely woven linen, 150 feet long, 10 supported on twenty posts in twenty bronze sockets; the hooks on the posts and the attached rings for hanging were of silver. 11 On the north side they were 150 feet long, hung on twenty posts in twenty bronze sockets, with the hooks on the posts and their rings of silver. 12 On the west side were tapestries seventy-five feet long, hung on ten posts in ten sockets, with the hooks on the posts and their rings of silver. 13 On the east side were tapestries seventy-five feet long. 14 The tapestries for the one side [of the gateway] were twenty-two-and-a-half feet long, hung on three posts in three sockets; 15 likewise for the other side — on either side [of the gate] were tapestries twenty-two-and-a-half feet long on three posts in three sockets. 16 All the tapestries for the courtyard, all the way around, were of finely woven linen; 17 the sockets for the posts were of bronze; the hooks on the posts and their rings were of silver; the capitals of the posts were overlaid with silver; and all the posts of the courtyard were banded with silver.
(LY: Maftir) 18 The screen for the gateway to the courtyard was the work of a weaver in colors, of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely woven linen. Its length was thirty feet and its height seven-and-a-half feet all the way along, like the tapestries of the courtyard. 19 It had four posts in four bronze sockets, with silver hooks, capitals overlaid with silver and silver fasteners.
20 The tent pegs for the tabernacle and for the courtyard around it were of bronze.
Haftarah Vayak’hel: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings) 7:40–50 (A); 7:13–26 (S)
B’rit Hadashah suggested readings for Parashah Vayak’hel: 2 Corinthians 9:1–15; Messianic Jews (Hebrews) 9:1–14; Revelation 11:1–13
Parashah 23: P’kudei (Accounts) 38:21–40:38
[In regular years read with Parashah 22, in leap years read separately]
21 These are the accounts of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, recorded, as Moshe ordered, by the L’vi’im under the direction of Itamar the son of Aharon, the cohen.
22 B’tzal’el the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Y’hudah, made everything that Adonai ordered Moshe to make. 23 Assisting him was Oholi’av the son of Achisamakh, of the tribe of Dan, who was an engraver, a designer and a weaver in colors — in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and in fine linen.
24 All the gold used for the work in everything needed for the sanctuary, the gold of the offering, weighed 29 talents 730 shekels [1,930 pounds], using the sanctuary shekel.
25 The silver given by the community weighed 100 talents 1,775 shekels [6,650 pounds], using the sanctuary shekel. 26 This was a beka per person, that is, half a shekel [one-fifth of an ounce], using the sanctuary shekel, for everyone twenty years old or older counted in the census, 603,550 men. 27 The hundred talents of silver were used to cast the sockets for the sanctuary and the sockets for the curtain — one hundred sockets made from the hundred talents, one talent [sixty-six pounds] per socket. 28 The 1,775 shekels [fifty pounds] he used to make hooks for the posts, to overlay their capitals and to make fasteners for them.
29 The bronze in the offering came to 4,680 pounds. 30 He used it to make the sockets for the entrance to the tent of meeting, the bronze altar, its bronze grate, all the utensils for the altar, 31 the sockets for the courtyard around it, the sockets for the gateway to the courtyard, all the tent pegs for the tabernacle and all the tent pegs for the courtyard around it.
39 From the blue, purple and scarlet yarn they made the garments for officiating, for serving in the Holy Place; and they made the holy garments for Aharon, as Adonai had ordered Moshe. (RY: v, LY: ii) 2 He made the ritual vest of gold, of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely woven linen. 3 They hammered the gold into thin plates and cut them into threads in order to work it into the blue, purple and scarlet yarn and the fine linen crafted by the skilled artisan. 4 They made shoulder-pieces for it, joined together; they were joined together at the two ends. 5 The decorated belt on the vest, used to fasten it, was of the same workmanship and materials — gold; blue, purple and scarlet yarn; and finely twined linen — as Adonai had ordered Moshe. 6 They worked the onyx stones, mounted in gold settings, engraving them with the names of the sons of Isra’el as they would be engraved on a seal. 7 Then he put them on the shoulder-pieces of the vest to be stones calling to mind the sons of Isra’el, as Adonai had ordered Moshe.
8 He made the breastplate; it was crafted by a skilled artisan and made like the work of the ritual vest — of gold; blue, purple and scarlet yarn; and finely woven linen. 9 When folded double, the breastplate was square — doubled, it was a hand-span by a hand-span. 10 They set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a carnelian, a topaz and an emerald; 11 the second row a green feldspar, a sapphire and a diamond; 12 the third row an orange zircon, an agate and an amethyst; 13 and the fourth row a beryl, an onyx and a jasper. They were mounted in settings of gold. 14 The stones corresponded to the names of the twelve sons of Isra’el; they were engraved with their names as a seal would be engraved, each name representing one of the twelve tribes.
15 On the breastplate they made two pure gold chains, twisted like cords. 16 Also for the breastplate they made two settings of gold and two gold rings, and they put the two rings at the two ends of the breastplate. 17 They put the two twisted gold chains in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate 18 and attached the other two ends of the twisted chains to the front of the shoulder-pieces of the ritual vest. 19 They also made two gold rings and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, at its edge, on the side facing in toward the vest. 20 Also they made two gold rings and attached them low on the front part of the vest’s shoulder-pieces, near the join, above the vest’s decorated belt. 21 Then they bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the vest with a blue cord, so that it could be on the vest’s decorated belt, and so that the breastplate would not swing loose from the vest — as Adonai had ordered Moshe.
(RY: vi, LY: iii) 22 He made the robe for the ritual vest; it was woven entirely of blue, 23 with its opening in the middle, like that of a coat of mail, and with a border around the opening, so that it wouldn’t tear. 24 On the bottom hem they made pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet, and woven linen; 25 and they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates all the way around the hem of the robe — between the pomegranates, 26 that is, bell, pomegranate, bell, pomegranate, all the way around the hem of the robe for service — as Adonai had ordered Moshe.
27 They made the tunics of finely woven linen for Aharon and his sons, 28 the turban of fine linen, the splendid headgear of fine linen, the linen shorts, 29 and the sash of finely woven linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, the work of a weaver in colors — as Adonai had ordered Moshe.
30 They made the ornament for the holy turban of pure gold; wrote on it the words, “Set apart for Adonai,” like the engraving on a seal; 31 and tied a blue cord on it to fasten it to the front of the turban — as Adonai had ordered Moshe.
32 Thus all the work for the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, was finished, with the people of Isra’el doing everything exactly as Adonai had ordered Moshe.
(LY: iv) 33 Then they brought the tabernacle to Moshe — the tent and all its furnishings, clasps, planks, crossbars, posts and sockets; 34 the covering of tanned ram skins, the covering of fine leather and the curtain for the screen; 35 the ark for the testimony, its poles and the ark-cover; 36 the table, all its utensils and the showbread; 37 the pure menorah, its lamps and their arrangement for display, its accessories and the oil for the light; 38 the gold altar; the anointing oil; the fragrant incense; the screen for the entrance to the tent; 39 the bronze altar with its bronze grate, poles and all its utensils; the basin with its base; 40 the tapestries for the courtyard, with their posts and sockets; the screen for the entrance to the courtyard, with its ropes and tent pegs; all the utensils for the service in the tabernacle, the tent of meeting; 41 the garments for officiating, for serving in the Holy Place; the holy garments for Aharon the cohen; and the garments for his sons to serve in the office of cohen.
42 The people of Isra’el did all the work just as Adonai had ordered Moshe. 43 Moshe saw all the work, and — there it was! — they had done it! Exactly as Adonai had ordered, they had done it. And Moshe blessed them.
40 (RY: vii, LY: v) Adonai said to Moshe, 2 “On the first day of the first month, you are to set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting. 3 Put in it the ark for the testimony, and conceal the ark with the curtain. 4 Bring in the table, and arrange its display. Bring in the menorah, and light its lamps. 5 Set the gold altar for incense in front of the ark for the testimony, and set up the screen at the entrance to the tabernacle. 6 Place the altar for burnt offerings in front of the entrance to the tabernacle, the tent of meeting. 7 Set the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it. 8 Set up the courtyard all the way around, and hang up the screen for the entrance to the courtyard.
9 “Take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle and everything in it — consecrate it with all its furnishings; then it will be holy. 10 Anoint the altar for burnt offerings with all its utensils — consecrate the altar; then the altar will be especially holy. 11 Anoint the basin and its base, and consecrate it.
12 “Then bring Aharon and his sons to the entrance of the tent of meeting and wash them with water. 13 Put the holy garments on Aharon, anoint him, and consecrate him, so that he can serve me in the office of cohen. 14 Bring his sons, put tunics on them, 15 and anoint them as you anointed their father, so that they can serve me in the office of cohen. Their anointing will signify that the office of cohen is theirs through all their generations.”
16 Moshe did this — he acted in accordance with everything Adonai had ordered him to do.
(LY: vi) 17 On the first day of the first month of the second year, the tabernacle was set up. 18 Moshe erected the tabernacle, put its sockets in place, put up its planks, put in its crossbars and set up its posts. 19 He spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering of the tent above it, as Adonai had ordered Moshe. 20 He took and put the testimony inside the ark, put the poles on the ark, and set the ark-cover above, on the ark. 21 Then he brought the ark into the tabernacle, set up the curtain as a screen and concealed the ark for the testimony, as Adonai had ordered Moshe.
22 He put the table in the tent of meeting on the side of the tabernacle facing north, outside the curtain. 23 He arranged a row of bread on it before Adonai, as Adonai had ordered Moshe.
24 He put the menorah in the tent of meeting across from the table, on the side of the tabernacle facing south. 25 Then he lit the lamps before Adonai, as Adonai had ordered Moshe.
26 He set the gold altar in the tent of meeting in front of the curtain 27 and burned on it incense made from aromatic spices, as Adonai had ordered Moshe.
(LY: vii) 28 He set up the screen at the entrance to the tabernacle. 29 The altar for burnt offerings he placed at the entrance to the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, and offered on it the burnt offering and the grain offering, as Adonai had ordered Moshe.
30 He set the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing, 31 so that Moshe and Aharon and his sons could wash their hands and feet there — 32 so that they could wash when entering the tent of meeting and when approaching the altar, as Adonai had ordered Moshe.
33 Finally, he erected the courtyard around the tabernacle and the altar and set up the screen for the entrance to the courtyard.
(Maftir) 34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of Adonai filled the tabernacle. 35 Moshe was unable to enter the tent of meeting, because the cloud remained on it, and the glory of Adonai filled the tabernacle.
36 Whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the people of Isra’el continued with all their travels. 37 But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not travel onward until the day when it was taken up. 38 For the cloud of Adonai was above the tabernacle during the day, and fire was in [the cloud] at night, so that all the house of Isra’el could see it throughout all their travels.
I Kings 7:40–8:21;
40 Hiram made the ash pots, shovels and sprinkling basins. With that, Hiram completed all the work he had done for King Shlomo in the house of Adonai — 41 the two columns, the two moldings of the capitals on top of the columns, the two nettings covering the two moldings of the capitals atop the columns, 42 the 400 pomegranates for the two nettings, two rows of pomegranates for each netting, to cover the two moldings of the capitals atop the columns, 43 the ten trolleys, the ten basins on the trolleys, 44 the one Sea, the twelve oxen under the Sea, 45 the ash pots, the shovels and the sprinkling basins. All these articles that Hiram made for King Shlomo in the house of Adonai were of burnished bronze. 46 The king cast them in the plain of the Yarden, in the clay ground between Sukkot and Tzartan. 47 Shlomo did not weigh any of these objects, because there were so many of them; thus the total weight of the bronze could not be determined.
48 Shlomo made all the objects that were inside the house of Adonai: the gold altar; the table of gold on which the showbread was displayed; 49 the menorahs — five on the right and five on the left in front of the sanctuary — of pure gold; the flowers, lamps and tongs of gold; 50 the cups, snuffers, basins, incense pans and fire pans of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, both those for the doors of the inner house, the Especially Holy Place, and those for the doors of the house, that is, of the temple.
51 Thus all the work that King Shlomo did in the house of Adonai was finished. After this, Shlomo brought in the gifts which David his father had dedicated — the silver, the gold and the utensils — and put them in the treasuries of the house of Adonai.
8 Then Shlomo assembled all the leaders of Isra’el, all the heads of the tribes and the chiefs of the paternal clans of the people of Isra’el, to King Shlomo in Yerushalayim, to bring the ark for the covenant of Adonai out of the City of David, also known as Tziyon. 2 All the men of Isra’el assembled before King Shlomo at the festival in the month of Etanim, the seventh month. 3 All the leaders of Isra’el came. The cohanim took the ark 4 and brought up the ark of Adonai, the tent of meeting and all the holy utensils that were in the tent; these are what the cohanim and L’vi’im brought up. 5 King Shlomo and the whole community of Isra’el assembled in his presence were with him in front of the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen in numbers beyond counting or recording.
6 The cohanim brought the ark for the covenant of Adonai in to its place inside the sanctuary of the house, to the Especially Holy Place, under the wings of the k’ruvim. 7 For the k’ruvim spread out their wings over the place for the ark, covering the ark and its poles from above. 8 The poles were so long that their ends could be seen from the Holy Place in front of the sanctuary, but they could not be seen from outside; they are there to this day. 9 There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets of stone which Moshe put there at Horev, when Adonai made the covenant with the people of Isra’el at the time of their leaving the land of Egypt.
10 When the cohanim came out of the Holy Place, the cloud filled the house of Adonai, 11 so that, because of the cloud, the cohanim could not stand up to perform their service; for the glory of Adonai filled the house of Adonai.
12 Shlomo said, “Adonai said he would live in thick darkness. 13 But I have built you a magnificent house, a place where you can live forever.”
14 Then the king turned around and blessed the whole community of Isra’el. The whole community of Isra’el stood 15 as he said: “Blessed be Adonai, the God of Isra’el, who spoke to my father David with his mouth and fulfilled his promise with his hand. He said, 16 ‘Since the day I brought my people Isra’el out of Egypt, I chose no city from any of the tribes of Isra’el in which to build a house, so that my name might be there; but I did choose David to be over my people Isra’el.’ 17 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of Adonai the God of Isra’el; 18 but Adonai said to David my father, ‘Although it was in your heart to build a house for my name, and you did well that it was in your heart, 19 nevertheless you will not build the house. Rather, you will father a son, and it will be he who will build the house for my name.’ 20 Now Adonai has fulfilled this spoken word of his; for I have succeeded my father and sit on the throne of Isra’el, as Adonai promised; and I have built the house for the name of Adonai the God of Isra’el. 21 And there I have made a place for the ark containing the covenant of Adonai, which he made with our ancestors when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.”
6 Some time later, YAHUSHUA went over to the far side of Lake Kinneret (that is, Lake Tiberias), 2 and a large crowd followed him, because they had seen the miracles he had performed on the sick. 3 YAHUSHUA went up into the hills and sat down there with his talmidim. 4 Now the Judean festival of Pesach was coming up; 5 so when YAHUSHUA looked up and saw that a large crowd was approaching, he said to Philip, “Where will we be able to buy bread, so that these people can eat?” 6 (Now YAHUSHUA said this to test Philip, for YAHUSHUA himself knew what he was about to do.) 7 Philip answered, “Half a year’s wages wouldn’t buy enough bread for them — each one would get only a bite!” 8 One of the talmidim, Andrew the brother of Shim‘on Kefa, said to him, 9 “There’s a young fellow here who has five loaves of barley bread and two fish. But how far will they go among so many?”
10 YAHUSHUA said, “Have the people sit down.” There was a lot of grass there, so they sat down. The number of men was about five thousand. 11 Then YAHUSHUA took the loaves of bread, and, after making a b’rakhah, gave to all who were sitting there, and likewise with the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 After they had eaten their fill, he told his talmidim, “Gather the leftover pieces, so that nothing gets wasted.” 13 They gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten.
14 When the people saw the miracle he had performed, they said, “This has to be ‘the prophet’ who is supposed to come into the world.” 15 YAHUSHUA knew that they were on the point of coming and seizing him, in order to make him king; so he went back to the hills again. This time he went by himself.
16 When evening came, his talmidim went down to the lake, 17 got into a boat and set out across the lake toward K’far-Nachum. By now it was dark, YAHUSHUA had not yet joined them, 18 and the sea was getting rough, because a strong wind was blowing. 19 They had rowed three or four miles when they saw YAHUSHUA approaching the boat, walking on the lake! They were terrified; 20 but he said to them, “Stop being afraid, it is I.” 21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and instantly the boat reached the land they were heading for.
22 The next day, the crowd which had stayed on the other side of the lake noticed that there had been only one boat there, and that YAHUSHUA had not entered the boat with his talmidim, but that the talmidim had been alone when they sailed off. 23 Then other boats, from Tiberias, came ashore near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had made the b’rakhah. 24 Accordingly, when the crowd saw that neither YAHUSHUA nor his talmidim were there, they themselves boarded the boats and made for K’far-Nachum in search of YAHUSHUA.
25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” 26 YAHUSHUA answered, “Yes, indeed! I tell you, you’re not looking for me because you saw miraculous signs, but because you ate the bread and had all you wanted! 27 Don’t work for the food which passes away but for the food that stays on into eternal life, which the song of YAH will give you. For this is the one on whom God the Father has put his seal.”
28 So they said to him, “What should we do in order to perform the works of God?” 29 YAHUSHUA answered, “Here’s what the work of God is: to trust in the one he sent!”
30 They said to him, “Nu, what miracle will you do for us, so that we may see it and trust you? What work can you perform? 31 Our fathers ate man in the desert — as it says in the Tanakh, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’[a] 32 YAHUSHUA said to them, “Yes, indeed! I tell you it wasn’t Moshe who gave you the bread from heaven. But my Father is giving you the genuine bread from heaven; 33 for God’s bread is the one who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread from now on.” 35 YAHUSHUA answered, “I am the bread which is life! Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever trusts in me will never be thirsty. 36 I told you that you have seen but still don’t trust. 37 Everyone the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will certainly not turn away. 38 For I have come down from heaven to do not my own will but the will of the One who sent me. 39 And this is the will of the One who sent me: that I should not lose any of all those he has given me but should raise them up on the Last Day. 40 Yes, this is the will of my Father: that all who see the Son and trust in him should have eternal life, and that I should raise them up on the Last Day.”
41 At this the Judeans began grumbling about him because he said, “I am the bread which has come down from heaven.” 42 They said, “Isn’t this YAHUSHUA Ben-Yosef? We know his father and mother! How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43 YAHUSHUA answered them, “Stop grumbling to each other! 44 No one can come to me unless the Father — the One who sent me — draws him. And I will raise him up on the Last Day. 45 It is written in the Prophets, ‘They will all be taught by Adonai.’[b] Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. 46 Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God — he has seen the Father. 47 Yes, indeed! I tell you, whoever trusts has eternal life: 48 I am the bread which is life. 49 Your fathers ate the man in the desert; they died. 50 But the bread that comes down from heaven is such that a person may eat it and not die. 51 I am the living bread that has come down from heaven; if anyone eats this bread, he will live forever. Furthermore, the bread that I will give is my own flesh; and I will give it for the life of the world.”
52 At this, the Judeans disputed with one another, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 Then YAHUSHUA said to them, “Yes, indeed! I tell you that unless you eat the flesh of the song of YAH and drink his blood, you do not have life in yourselves. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life — that is, I will raise him up on the Last Day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me, and I live in him. 57 Just as the living Father sent me, and I live through the Father, so also whoever eats me will live through me. 58 So this is the bread that has come down from heaven — it is not like the bread the fathers ate; they’re dead, but whoever eats this bread will live forever!” 59 He said these things as he was teaching in a synagogue in K’far-Nachum.
60 On hearing it, many of his talmidim said, “This is a hard word — who can bear to listen to it?” 61 But YAHUSHUA, aware that his talmidim were grumbling about this, said to them, “This is a trap for you? 62 Suppose you were to see the song of YAH going back up to where he was before? 63 It is the Spirit who gives life, the flesh is no help. The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life, 64 yet some among you do not trust.” (For YAHUSHUA knew from the outset which ones would not trust him, also which one would betray him.) 65 “This,” he said, “is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has made it possible for him.”
66 From this time on, many of his talmidim turned back and no longer traveled around with him. 67 So YAHUSHUA said to the Twelve, “Don’t you want to leave too?” 68 Shim‘on Kefa answered him, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the word of eternal life. 69 We have trusted, and we know that you are the Holy One of God.” 70 YAHUSHUA answered them, “Didn’t I choose you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is an adversary.” 71 (He was speaking of Y’hudah Ben-Shim‘on, from K’riot; for this man — one of the Twelve! — was soon to betray him.)
19 Adonai said to Moshe and Aharon, 2 “This is the regulation from the Torah which Adonai has commanded. Tell the people of Isra’el to bring you a young red female cow without fault or defect and which has never borne a yoke. 3 You are to give it to El‘azar the cohen; it is to be brought outside the camp and slaughtered in front of him. 4 El‘azar the cohen is to take some of its blood with his finger and sprinkle this blood toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times. 5 The heifer is to be burned to ashes before his eyes — its skin, meat, blood and dung is to be burned to ashes. 6 The cohen is to take cedar-wood, hyssop and scarlet yarn and throw them onto the heifer as it is burning up. 7 Then the cohen is to wash his clothes and himself in water, after which he may re-enter the camp; but the cohen will remain unclean until evening. 8 The person who burned up the heifer is to wash his clothes and himself in water, but he will remain unclean until evening. 9 A man who is clean is to collect the ashes of the heifer and store them outside the camp in a clean place. They are to be kept for the community of the people of Isra’el to prepare water for purification from sin. 10 The one who collected the ashes of the heifer is to wash his clothes and be unclean until evening. For the people of Isra’el and for the foreigner staying with them this will be a permanent regulation.
11 “Anyone who touches a corpse, no matter whose dead body it is, will be unclean for seven days. 12 He must purify himself with [these ashes] on the third and seventh days; then he will be clean. But if he does not purify himself the third and seventh days, he will not be clean. 13 Anyone who touches a corpse, no matter whose dead body it is, and does not purify himself has defiled the tabernacle of Adonai. That person will be cut off from Isra’el, because the water for purification was not sprinkled on him. He will be unclean; his uncleanness is still on him.
14 “This is the law: when a person dies in a tent, everyone who enters the tent and everything in the tent will be unclean for seven days. 15 Every open container without a cover closely attached is unclean. 16 Also whoever is in an open field and touches a corpse, whether of someone killed by a weapon or of someone who died naturally, or the bone of a person, or a grave, will be unclean for seven days.
17 “For the unclean person they are to take some of the ashes of the animal burned up as a purification from sin and add them to fresh water in a container. (LY: ii) 18 A clean person is to take a bunch of hyssop leaves, dip it in the water and sprinkle it on the tent, on all the containers, on the people who were there, and on the person who touched the bone or the person killed or the one who died naturally or the grave. 19 The clean person will sprinkle the unclean person on the third and seventh days. On the seventh day he will purify him; then he will wash his clothes and himself in water; and he will be clean at evening. 20 The person who remains unclean and does not purify himself will be cut off from the community because he has defiled the sanctuary of Adonai. The water for purification has not been sprinkled on him; he is unclean. 21 This is to be a permanent regulation for them. The person who sprinkles the water for purification is to wash his clothes. Whoever touches the water for purification will be unclean until evening. 22 Anything the unclean person touches will be unclean, and anyone who touches him will be unclean until evening.”
16 The word of Adonai came to me: 17 “Human being, when the house of Isra’el lived in their own land, they defiled it by their manner of life and their actions; their way before me was like the uncleanness of niddah. 18 Therefore I poured out my fury on them, because of the blood they had shed in the land and because they defiled it with their idols. 19 I scattered them among the nations and dispersed them throughout the countries; I judged them in keeping with their manner of life and actions. 20 When they came to the nations they were going to, they profaned my holy name; so that people said of them, ‘These are Adonai’s people, who have been exiled from his land.’ 21 But I am concerned about my holy name, which the house of Isra’el is profaning among the nations where they have gone.
22 “Therefore tell the house of Isra’el that Adonai Elohim says this: ‘I am not going to do this for your sake, house of Isra’el, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have been profaning among the nations where you went. 23 I will set apart my great name to be regarded as holy, since it has been profaned in the nations — you profaned it among them. The nations will know that I am Adonai,’ says Adonai Elohim, ‘when, before their eyes, I am set apart through you to be regarded as holy.
24 For I will take you from among the nations,
gather you from all the countries,
and return you to your own soil.
25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you,
and you will be clean;
I will cleanse you from all your uncleanness
and from all your idols.
26 I will give you a new heart
and put a new spirit inside you;
I will take the stony heart out of your flesh
and give you a heart of flesh.
27 I will put my Spirit inside you
and cause you to live by my laws,
respect my rulings and obey them.
28 You will live in the land I gave to your ancestors.
You will be my people,
and I will be your God.
29 I will save you from all your uncleanliness.
I will summon the grain and increase it,
and not send famine against you.
30 I will multiply the yield of fruit from the trees
and increase production in the fields,
so that you never again suffer the reproach
of famine among the nations.
31 Then you will remember your evil ways
and your actions that were not good;
as you look at yourselves, you will loathe yourselves
for your guilt and disgusting practices.
32 Understand,’ says Adonai Elohim,
‘that I am not doing this for your sake.
Instead, be ashamed and dismayed for your ways,
house of Isra’el.’
33 “Adonai Elohim says, ‘When the day comes for me to cleanse you from all your guilt, I will cause the cities to be inhabited and the ruins to be rebuilt. 34 The land that was desolate will be tilled, whereas formerly it lay desolate for all passing by to see. 35 Then they will say, “The land that used to be desolate has become like Gan-‘Eden, and the cities formerly ruined, abandoned and wasted have been fortified and are inhabited!” 36 Then the nations around you that remain will know that I, Adonai, have rebuilt the ruins and replanted what was abandoned. I, Adonai, have spoken; and I will do it.’
37 “Adonai Elohim says, ‘In addition, I will let the house of Isra’el pray to me to do this for them: to increase their numbers like sheep — 38 like flocks of sheep for sacrifices, like the flocks of sheep in Yerushalayim at its designated times, in this degree will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am Adonai.’”
This is from Prophecy 105, YAHUVEH said to put this up on all Prophecies from now on: I warned you a long time ago Elisabeth (Elisheva) not to name this Ministry after a man or a woman even before there was a Ministry. I put it in your spirit for none of this has been done by your hand, none of this has come forth from your mouth. It is from the Mouth of YAHUVEH that has given birth. It is from the Mouth of YAHUSHUA your MASHIACH that has given birth. It is from the Mouth of the RUACH ha KODESH your IMMAYAH that has given birth. If it had only been by your hand it would have failed long ago. It is by the SHKHINYAH GLORY’S Wind that blows across this earth, the Holy Wind of Revival, it is not by your breath or it would have failed. (Isaiah 42:8)
March 9, 2018
Torah Portion: The Tabernacle And The Sabbath
Prophecy 82 Last Call For The Bride!
Foolishness, foolishness, foolishness, foolishness! I am angry, I am angry, I am angry, I am angry, I am angry! How many of you who desire to be MY Bride, who I called to be MY Bride, have forsaken Holiness? How many of you make excuses for sin? How many of you know MY Word says honor the Sabbath Day and keep it Holy and still you fill the churches on Sunday.
Foolishness, foolishness, foolishness, MY Bride will have no part in this foolishness. I said, be ye Holy as I am Holy. MY Bride will be Holy or I will have no part of her. You want to know who the foolish virgins are? You want to know why they didn’t have enough oil in their lamps? They didn’t have enough Holiness.
They knew I was coming, but they did not prepare.
It is more than just saying, “Oh Jesus, come into MY heart.” It is called turning away from sin, renouncing satan, repenting, and letting ME live within them. Beware of these preachers who only want to soothe your itching ears. That is why I have raised up ministries such as this, who preach the truth in Holiness. Beware of anyone that says the Ten Commandments have changed, we can go and we can worship and can call any day the Sabbath Day.
Prophecy 64 “Tell MY Children To Flee The Churches Of Babylon!”
TELL MY Children TO FLEE THE CHURCHES OF BABYLON!
The ones that have the man made Sabbath. Oh so few of a remnant are in MY churches. They say they are MY churches and they don’t even belong to ME. I have told MY People MY true mighty warriors to flee. Is not MY RUACH ha KODESH (HOLY SPIRIT) able to come into them as they sit in their own homes?
But Oh how many of the so called churches, Oh how many of the so called Temples MY RUACH ha KODESH isn’t even allowed inside. No moving of the SPIRIT. Any true apostle and prophet is kicked out. MY RUACH ha KODESH is quenched. MY Prophets even have to have permission to prophesy. Woe to you evil shepherds. Woe to you evil pastors. You teach MY People a lie. You won’t even teach them the True Sabbath. You tell them any day will do. But I ask you this question what was good enough for the Creator isn’t it good enough for you?
So run little Sheep and run little Lambs. Those full of MY anointing and MY RUACH ha KODESH, run from the churches of Babylon so they do not cave in on you.
Remind them the Sabbath was set up from creation when I formed this world. Then that pastor will be held accountable whether he teaches the congregation the truth.
YAHUSHUA is coming back on a Sabbath. Will you be the 5 wise virgins or the 5 foolish ones? I am not coming for a disobedient Bride. There are qualifications to become MY Bride.
This is a Babylonian religion, the one that despises the true Sabbath. For this man-made Sabbath MY true children will shun. Go to your pastors and warn them and if they will not listen, then flee. For you will have proven that the RUACH ha KODESH has truly spoken through thee.
Remind your pastors of the Torah and remind them the Sabbath was set up from creation as stated in Genesis. Remind your pastors the Sabbath is perpetual it will be forever more; this is in MY Holy Scriptures. I will not change the Sabbath Day for man although it was created for a sacred rest for all mankind.
This is a sacred day set apart that brings closer fellowship with ME day that brings restoration, a day that is to be Holy and set apart from the other days you serve and worship ME. I place MY Seal of protection on MY Babies, Bride, Chosen Ones and Elect who do this as a remembrance of their Creator YAHUVEH and their only Savior YAHUSHUA.
Torah Portion: A Joyful Outpouring of Resources
Prophecy 54 Now Is The Time! “Stay Focused, Obey Your General And Follow MY Orders NOW!”
I tell you this, you must give others the opportunity to bless thee. How many do not know that you are in lack? How do you not know that I will not raise them up? There are those that I have used in the past. How would the widow of Zarephath know that Elijah of Old [in Hebrew, Eliyahu] was hungry if I had not sent him to her to tell her. And the widow of Zarephath would not have been blessed. The widow of Zarephath and her son would not have lived. If I did not send MY prophet with a need so she could have the chance to supply it, so I could have a chance to prove that I am YAHUVEH, the same God, yesterday, today and forever. It is not that you go to them and beg. It is a blessing to them to be able to receive the rewards that come to those who help this ministry. It is a curse upon their heads when I send you to them with your petitions and needs and they turn a deaf ear. It’s them that one day will fear as they see no one is there in their hour of need. I’ve put it upon MY Daughter’s heart and today you would not hear. But today now I speak it forth. The ones I tell you to tell. Even your sister Olga would have helped. None of them would let you be without a home. I ask you this, MY Children, when YAHUSHUA fed the 5,000, did HE not say, “What is there at hand?” And there was that little fisher boy. Did the disciples not have to go and ask that lad to share his lunch? And did He not use it to multiply to feed the 5,000 even more? So how much left over was left over?
Do not be too proud to state your need. Does not MY Word say, “Give and it shall be given unto you, pressed down and shaken over, where men heap treasure upon your bosom?” But how can they do this, MY Children, if you do not tell them your need? You will know who it is to trust. And if they do not answer, this is not your responsibility. They have only heaped a curse upon their heads. Did I not tell you, MY Children, that this ministry is unique? The way that they treat you is the way they treat ME. It is not the people that supply your needs. But it is I that speak through the people. I speak to the people and satan speaks to the people.
This is a test. What will they do when I send you? Does not MY Word say, “If you so much as give a drink of water to a prophet, then there is a blessing.” So I send you with these ministry needs.
Prophecy 58 America, Repent Or Perish! Before It Is Too Late!
I, YAHUVEH, sent Elijah of Old to the widow of Zarephath for I, YAHUVEH, knew ahead of time that the little widow woman was making her last meal for her son and then she and her son would have died, if I had not sent Elijah to multiply her cruse of oil and meal in the barrel. She had to obey and recognize the anointing in the Prophet of Old Elijah and she did. Elijah had the anointing to call water from Heaven to fill the stream that went dry, but I, YAHUVEH, did not allow it, instead I sent Elijah of Old to test the widow of Zarephath (1 Kings 17:8-24). Although the scriptures say there were many widows, Elijah of Old was sent to that one particular woman (Luke 4:25). I am using her like an Elijah of Old. I, YAHUVEH, instructed her to write and speak her needs, and how few have passed the tests. Millionaires have come here and scoffed now they won’t have the millions much longer, for I am telling you use the paper and plastic cards while you can to help this Elijah of New [in Hebrew, Eliyahu], not for her sake but for your sake.
I, YAHUVEH, am only speaking this to those that recognize MY voice through these prophetic words written here and recognize the RUACH ha KODESH wildfire anointing that is upon her. I, YAHUVEH, want to bless the people but they have denied MY blessings and this handmaiden I have anointed to speak forth MY blessings as the Elijah of Old. When your paper money is worthless and the credit cards are worthless, and the stocks and bonds and CDs are worthless, and you are facing poverty, starvation, homelessness, sickness, you will remember when you were asked to be a blessing like the widow of Zarephath who sustained MY Elijah of Old. You would have been blessed and protected like the Widow of Zarephath and chose to turn a deaf ear to YAHUVEH’s warnings to bless this handmaiden MY Elijah of New [in Hebrew, Eliyahu] .
I am YAHUVEH and I anointed Elijah of Old as I have anointed MY handmaiden who I call MY Elijah of New [in Hebrew, Eliyahu] . You will be held responsible whether you are a blessing or a curse to her.
Prophecy 13 Tell Them MY Child, Tell Them For ME!
You have asked, “Why aren’t I blessed for my giving ten percent”? I will tell you, because you’re sowing seed into hard dry soil that is teaching error and leading others astray into the very bowels of hell. REPENT TODAY! If you’re MY child and you’re not giving tithes and offerings then you’re not obeying ME. Then why do you say you love ME when you’re not obeying ME? REPENT TODAY! So I can bless you like the loaves and fishes miracles. So your prayers will get quick answers.
Some of MY Children I hear now saying, “Oh no, I am not going to give any of MY money to a ministry, I don’t believe in tithing” and others will say, “I give to a ministry, I don’t like it and I admit I give grudgingly but I do give not much but I do give”. Here is MY answer to the first group who call themselves MINE. Check yourself, for if you’re not obeying the word of YAHUVEH, how can you say MY RUACH ha KODESH is within you? How can you say you love ME and not obey ME? For those that give sparingly and grudgingly I tell you this, I will also give back to you sparingly and grudgingly.
For the same measure you give, and the same attitude is the same attitude I give back to you. So you now have your answers. When I don’t answer your prayers quickly, you now know why. When it seems as if holes are in your pockets, and the devourer comes and eats your seed so there is not enough to pay your debtors, you now know why. There is a curse upon all finances that do not remember to give the 10% as tithe. An offering is anything above that. When it seems everything that can go wrong in your life is going wrong. You now know why.
You have robbed YAHUVEH! Malachi 3 does not change.
I could make money rain from Heaven to support the ministers’ needs, yet I chose to not do this for instead I want you to share in the blessing by being a part of giving your 10% tithe and offerings to support the work of YAHUSHUA. Many of you think the tithe is after taxes, after you pay your bills but read Malachi 3 carefully and you will see it’s the best, not the leftovers. REPENT, before you didn’t know better, now you are held accountable for what you know. You will know you are truly MINE, when you desire to tithe and get excited as you get this into your Spirit. When you tithe you are only storing up your blessings in Heaven to be released when needed and quick answers to your prayers. Test me and see if I am a God that lies. Read Malachi 3 then put ME to the test.
Torah Portion: Receiving The Blessing
Prophecy 109 I, YAHUVEH Say “Thank You For Your Faithfulness!”
You have thanked ME for MY faithfulness MY Beloved Ones, but I Thank you for your faithfulness. For all 5 of your faithfulness, for all 5 of you have given ME your life and said, “Use it as YOU will, use it to bring YOU Glory, use it to bring YOUR SON YAHUSHUA Glory”. All 5 of you are living sacrifices unto ME. I am constantly in your thoughts. You put ME in your plans. You say, “What will YOU have me to do ABBA”, and this pleases ME. You faithfully, faithfully strive to obey and please ME in every way and reach souls for the Glory of MY SON. You faithfully worship and praise. You do not take US for granted.
And now I speak not only to you, but I speak to the faithful YDS’s (YAHUSHUA’S Demon Stompers prayer intercessors) for they do the same. This is the mark; this is the seal of those who are called the Bride of YAHUSHUA. They are faithful. They are loyal. They will not compromise. They will not back down. They will stand for what is right. They will rebuke what is wrong.
I Thank you for all the times that you make your plans and say, “I will do this or that on this day,” and I Thank you for your faithfulness even when I rip your plans up and say, “No MY Children, you’re going to do it this way.” You faithfully still give ME the praise and say, “Abba YAHUVEH have it YOUR way.” You faithfully strive to please and obey. So then MY Children I ask you this question. Why would I not want to abundantly bless you in every way? When I ask you to take the greatest step of faith, why would I not faithfully protect you, bless you as long as you’re doing it MY way?
Just because I don’t answer your prayers right away, in the way that you think that I should, think not that I don’t hear you. I will answer, sometimes it’s yes, sometimes the answer is no and many times the answer is wait it is not MY time yet. But be assured I am not deaf I, YAHUVEH, am not blind and anything that concerns you concerns ME. I, YAHUVEH, am your Creator and I know what is best for you, even when you don’t know what’s best for yourself. As you faithfully trust ME, I faithfully will not let you down.
Prophecy 7 Hold On Tight To The Hem Of MY Garment!”
The Hem of MY garment, it’s not enough to just touch it anymore. Keep knocking at MY door, then when the answer doesn’t come fast enough, pound. When you get weary, keep on asking, seeking and ye shall find, but don’t stop till you hear from Heaven.
For I have promised you MY Children, bread and not the crumbs of this world. For you see judgment has come to the house of YAHUVEH and it’s not as easy as touching MY hem, or knocking softly for your answers, you better be prepared it may take wrestling for your blessing, like Jacob. But it only proves your faith and makes it stronger, which is needed in these end times. So keep on saying no more crumbs. You will not be denied. For you’re the Blood bought Bride of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH.
I will answer and deliver you. I do not lie. For you are promised not the crumbs of this world, but the bread of life, the children’s bread of healing, deliverance, prosperity, life abundantly and full of glory. For YAHUSHUA is your Bread of Life and I want to see if you will still praise ME, and hang on to your faith though I don’t answer right away. I am not always a microwave God.
Yes, I know about microwaves, who do you think gave you the invention?
You must tell them to be willing to wrestle with ME for their blessing like Jacob did. For I desire to bless. I only want to test and see how badly you want this blessing. Will you still worship ME when I don’t answer right away? It’s not MY chastisement that is causing this, for the woman fell and worshipped at MY feet. You are worshipping at MY feet. But judgment has started at the house of YAHUVEH and one of the things I am testing is how strong is your faith?
How loyal and how much will you rely on ME? Like the Canaanite woman, your faith and loyalty will be rewarded for you shall see what you desire, and even more exceedingly and more abundantly will I shower down MY blessings like a river overflowing. You will have so much joy. And I will bless you so much. You will be forced to give unto others. Hold on tight to the hem of MY garment. Don’t let go. Keep knocking till the door opens to your blessings you have asked for. I will answer eventually. Lean not unto thy own understanding but in all thy ways acknowledge ME and I shall direct your paths.
Remember the trials of your faith are more precious than gold. Keep your eyes on your Savior and not on the turbulence of the sea or the waves will drown you. But I am here to save you. For I am your Savior and redeemer am I not? I will not fail you nor forsake you. I know how much pressure to put on the clay before it breaks, how much fire to allow you to go through before you get consumed. The waves of despair will not drown you. For I am here to rescue and deliver not only your soul, but mind, body and Spirit. Trust ME and ye shall see it come to pass. Then remember who delivered you ’twas no man or woman, but your God who created you.
Is the God you serve deaf? No. Is MY arm too short to deliver you? No. Is your faith being tested? Yes. Do I desire to bless you? Yes. Will you be one of those that hangs on tight to the hem of MY garment, and keeps knocking? Will you be one of those that stands and waits for MY deliverance and the blessings I have promised you? It’s your choice.
Because this weekend is Shabbat Parah /Sabbath of the Red Heifer, a special maftir concluding portion is added. That maftir speaks of the Parah Adumah, the Red Heifer.
VAYAKHEL /And He Assembled -PEKUDEI /Accounts
In the last few Parashiot of Terumah, Tetzaveh and the first part of
Ki Tisa, YAH instructed Moses regarding the making of the Mishkan Tabernacle, dwelling place, its vessels, and the priestly garments.
Because of adjustments in the Parasha cycle to achieve the needed number of readings, this year the Torah reading schedule combines Parasha Vayakhel and Parasha Pekudei.
Additional readings are included for this special Shabbat HaChodesh Sabbath of the Month, which occurs on the Sabbath before the 1st of Nisan, the first month on the Hebrew calendar.
In this week’s readings, the glory of the Lord filled the Temple after the work of building it was completed.
Completing the Temple
“How lovely is your dwelling place , YAH Almighty ! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of ELOHIM; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living GOD.” (Psalm 84:1–2)
Vayakhel records the actual implementation of YAH’s instructions on how to build the Mishkan, which was recounted earlier in Parasha Terumah.
Indeed, Vayakhel is almost repeated word for word in Terumah, with one notable change: the instructions in Terumah that were prefaced with the words “and they shall make” are now written with “and they made.”
The Tabernacle and the Sabbath
“For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a day of Sabbath rest to the Lord. Whoever does any work on it is to be put to death. Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day.” (Exodus 35:2–3)
The people stood prepared to begin the construction of the Tabernacle. But even as important as this work was, Moses brought to their attention, yet again, that they must not work on the Shabbat .
The holiness of the Sabbath was not to be violated even for the sacred purpose of building the Tabernacle.
Building the Tabernacle: A Community Affair
Regarding the building of the tabernacle, YAH stirred up the hearts of the people to bring their offerings for the work of ELOHIM.
It was not just Moses’ private project; it was a community affair, so each one contributed what they could from their material resources.
Some prepared the holy garments, while others prepared the anointing oil, and the sacred vessels, etc. Everyone worked together toward this common goal.
Similarly, none of us can do the work of YAH alone.
Building up the body of Messiah must be a communal work—each one whose hearts are stirred by ELOHIM, giving what they are able. Some use their talents and others give their material resources.
Many give both.
A Joyful Outpouring of Resources
“The people have given more than enough materials to complete the job YAH has commanded us to do!” (Exodus 36:5)
The Israelites were so overjoyed to give to the building of the Mishkan Tabernacle that they gave enthusiastically.
So generously did they give that they actually had to be restrained from giving more! (Exodus 36:3–7)
YAH responds to the cheerful giver with love and generosity, and He multiplies the seed sown so that there is no lack.
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for YAH loves a cheerful giver. And GOD is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
(2 Corinthians 9:7–8)
If everyone whose heart was stirred by YAH gave what was in their heart to give, there would be more than enough to meet every need.
The Widow’s Mite
It’s not so much the amount of the offering but the amount of sacrificial love with which it is given that counts to ELOHIM.
In chapter 21 of the Gospel of Luke, YAHUSHUA observed the rich putting their gifts into the Temple treasury. He also witnessed a poor widow putting in two leptons, which are called mites.
In YAHUSHUA’s day, a lepton /Greek for small or thin, was the smallest denomination of coins. Like pennies today, they would hardly be considered worth the effort of stooping to pick one up off the street.
Her two mites were not going to make an appreciable difference in the upkeep of the Temple, but YAHUSHUA took special notice of this tiny offering and gave this widow a great honor.
What might be considered an insignificant offering by some has been recorded and is still read about two thousand years later! YAHUSHUA actually valued this poor widow’s offering more than the generous offerings of the rich.
“I tell you the truth,” YAHUSHUA said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.” (Luke 21:3–4)
Offerings of Time and Talent
“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of YAH.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
It wasn’t only financial offerings that the people gave to complete the work of building the Tabernacle. They also gave of their gifts and talents.
In some individuals, such as Betzalel , YAH placed His Spirit of wisdom and understanding for a specific artistic gifting to complete the building of the Mishkan.
Likewise, YAH gives each one of us gifts to be used for His glory.
Just as YAH gave explicitly detailed instructions for the building of the Tabernacle, and not just a general outline, we may also seek YAH for specific instructions on what He wants us to do for Him.
According to YAH’s Plan
“And so Moses finished the work…. Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of ELOHIM filled the Tabernacle /Mishkan.” (Exodus 40:33–34)
In the Pekudei section of this week’s Torah reading, the construction of the Sanctuary is completed.
That work was finished exactly as YAH had commanded Moses:
“And so at last the Tabernacle was finished. The Israelites had done everything just as YAH had commanded Moses.” (Exodus 39:32)
The Israelites did not veer away from the plans given to them by YAH to do their own thing. They faithfully carried out His directions.
Moses did only according to the heavenly pattern that was shown to him on the mountain.
Likewise, we need to make sure that our works are what our Father is asking us to do, the way He is asking us to do it, and that we are not just doing our own thing.
Hearing from YAH and receiving His Divine guidance comes out of a close, intimate relationship with Him—there is no other way. And a relationship with YAH, like any other relationship, requires time and meaningful communication.
YAHUSHUA invested time in His relationship with the Father, and like Moses, did everything according to His Father’s will.
“So YAHUSHUA explained, ‘I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself. He does only what He sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.’” (John 5:19)
And He said, “I have come down from heaven not to do My will but to do the will of Him who sent Me.” (John 6:38)
In the end, our works will be judged and the fire will test each work. Only those done in accord with the will of the Father will endure and be rewarded. (1 Corinthians 3:13–14)
Receiving the Blessing
When the people completed the work, Moses blessed them.
It’s as if Moses looked at all that had been accomplished and said to the people, “Well done, good and faithful servants.”
“Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it; as YAH had commanded, even so had they done it. And Moses blessed them.” (Exodus 39:43)
Notice that the blessing didn’t come when they began the work, but when they completed it.
Beginnings are easy. When we are fired up by enthusiasm and zeal, we can undertake almost anything, but it takes endurance to make it to the end.
Completions are both difficult and rare. Nevertheless, it’s when we complete the work that we receive the blessing.
Priorities and Procrastination
“Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?” (Haggai 1:4)
Incorrect priorities and procrastination in doing YAH’s work can result in spiritual stagnation.
The Book of Ezra the prophet provides a powerful picture of this.
In 538 BC, King Cyrus decreed that the Jews could return to their beloved city of Jerusalem and begin the work of rebuilding the Holy Temple, which the Babylonian armies had destroyed.
All too soon, however, they forgot their purpose and lost sight of their priorities. Opposition and apathy brought this important work to a standstill (Ezra 4:4–5).
The people languished because they were more concerned with their own personal needs than with doing YAH’s will.
Bringing Our Work to Completion
“Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.”
(2 Corinthians 8:10–11)
In the same way Moses completed building the Tabernacle, Solomon completed building the Temple, and the Jewish exiles of Babylon completed building the restored Temple, we must bring our work to completion.
Completing our work doesn’t mean that all the loose ends have been tied up or that there is nothing left to do; it means that we have done what YAH specifically commissioned us to do.
We know from this week’s Parasha that once the work is finished, not only does the blessing come, but also the glory—the glory of YAH that filled the Tabernacle when Moses finished building it!
In that same pattern, YAHUSHUA declared how He had completed His work and brought glory to the Father:
“I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work You gave Me to do. And now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence with the glory I had with You before the world began.” (John 17:4–5)
In the end, after we bring our works to completion, may we receive the blessing and hear those words: “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
May we also be able to declare, like the apostle Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
(2 Timothy 4:7)
“If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.” (Leviticus 26:3–4)
Shabbat Shalom from AMIGHTYWIND!
Additional Shabbat Teaching
“I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her there.” (Hosea 2:14)
The Hebrew language is full of fascinating revelations, yet few Believers know what they are.
For example, a Christian who reads an English Bible would not realize that the Hebrew word for desert and speaking are the same Hebrew word —מדבר — transliterated in English as MDBR.
By inserting different vowels into this Hebrew word, we pronounce desert (מִדבָּר) as meed-bar and speaking (מְדַבֵּר) as meda-ber.
It is no coincidence that these two words are one, since it is in the most desolate places where YAH has made His most significant appearances and where He speaks into the lives of His people.
This had been especially true at Mount Horeb.
Mount Horeb, Har Charev, is also known as Mount Sinai or “the mountain of YAH.” Charev comes from the Hebrew word charav, which means to make desolate.
This desolate mountain of YAH is the place where Moses is redeemed, even after committing murder (Exodus 2:11–15).
It is his encounters with YAHUVEH in the desert that molded his character and allowed him to see the Glory of YAH, not only in his own lifetime here on earth but also 1,500 years later when he appeared with YAHUSHUA and Elijah on the mountain of YAHUSHUA’s transfiguration (Matthew 17).
We can encounter YAH in the desolation of our desert experiences, too. Let’s discover how.
In the Desert, ELOHIM Redeems Our Desolation
We often think of redemption in terms of freeing us from the eternal damnation and desolation that our sin requires. But, YAHUSHUA already did that when He died and rose again.
Abba — Father GOD — is our Redeemer from other forms of desolation and desperation.
We saw this when He delivered Moses out of his exile as a shepherd in the land of Midian and brought the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.
Moses had spent the first 40 years of his life learning how to be a prince only to be exiled for murder. He spent another 40 years as a shepherd in the wilderness of Midian, learning how to lead and guide his flock with patience and compassion.
After being fully trained for his life-calling and purpose, Moses the shepherd “led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of ELOHIM.” (Exodus 3:1)
There at Horeb, he heard the voice of YAH calling him from within a burning bush (Exodus 3:2).
Imagine . . . In the desert, at 80 years old, Moses sees a bush on fire, but the fire is not consuming the bush, and out of that fire comes YAH’s voice speaking to him!
In that encounter, YAH redeemed Moses out of the wilderness as a shepherd of sheep and placed him in a new role as shepherd of 600,000 men, plus the women and children anywhere from 2.5 to 4 million Israelites.
To shepherd this nation, YAH hands Moses a new kind of staff to lead, protect, and intervene on behalf of His chosen people.
With staff in hand, Moses goes back to Egypt and challenges Pharaoh to set his people free so that they can worship and serve their ELOHIM. Finally, after ten plagues, Pharaoh allows the Israelites to leave Egypt.
The the children’s of Israel set free. End of story. Or is it?
No, this is just the beginning. YAH has more to say.
In the Desert, ELOHIM Set Us Truly Free
“YAHUVEH our GOD made a covenant with us at Horeb.”
Moses leads the Israelites across the Red Sea and where does he take them? To the same mountain in the desert of Horeb where YAH spoke to him from the supernatural burning bush that did not become consumed.
At that mountain of ELOHIM, Moses tells the people YAH’s conditions for their freedom:
“You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’” (Exodus 19:4–6)
“The people all answered as one: ’Everything that ELOHIM has spoken we will do.’” (verse 8)
In saying, “We do,” the redeemed nation entered into a marriage contract with their Redeemer. Securely under His authority, the Jewish People are finally truly free to worship and serve their new Master under His terms, not Pharaoh’s.
All this happened when YAH spoke to His people in the desert.
In Our Prosperity, YAH Asks Us to Remember Him
“Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and YAHUVEH your GOD redeemed you from there.” (Deuteronomy 24:18)
The precise reason that YAH allowed His beloved prophets and people to be in the desert was to cause them to be dependent on Him and Him alone.
Just as Moses was in the desert for 40 years, now the people of Israel are in the desert for 40 years, relying on their new Master to provide them with heavenly bread /manna, fresh water, shelter from the sun in a pillar of cloud by day, and a pillar of fire to lead them by night.
And they had to depend on their marriage contract, His Torah the Word of YAHUVEH, to know how to live holy and righteous lives so they would stay in their Master’s protection, provision, and blessing.
It is in the desert that YAH taught the Israelites valuable lessons so they would know how to receive His protection and provision.
Too often, however, we focus on getting out as fast as possible: “ELOHIM, deliver me from this terrible place or situation that I’m in,” we pray.
Instead, we need to embrace what YAH has for us in times of trial. We need to say to Him, “Grow me, train me, build me so I can stand strong for you!”
As we listen and learn from our heavenly parents the HOLY TRINITY in Heaven how to move forward, we are to take note of how He and He alone sustains us with supernatural power to endure these times of growth, as He did with Moses and the Israelites.
In the midst of all of this heavenly instruction and provision that our Father brings us through, it is the righteous jealousy of the Loving Father that says,
Please don’t forget Me when things are going well!
However, the Israelites did just that. And if we are honest, quite often we forget Him as well.
In Our Forgetfulness, the Lover Calls His Beloved Aside
“Israel … went after her lovers, and forgot me, says ELOHIM. Therefore, I will now allure her israel, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.” (Hosea 2:13–14)
Perhaps one of the most poignant passages in the Bible is when ELOHIM refers back to the wilderness days, as with the longing of a jilted lover, remembering how He drew His beloved to Himself:
“Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem, ‘Thus says YAHUVEH: I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you followed Me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.’” (Jeremiah 2:2)
How amazing it is that Almighty GOD remembers us and longs for us to cling to Him in those desert days. Our tendency to forget Him is why He is so strict about idolatry.
In fact, “YAH yearns jealously for the Spirit that He has placed in us.” (James 4:5)
When we forget Him, He will lead us back into the wilderness, the place where we must again be dependent on hearing His voice and His alone.
There, He will speak tenderly to us. And whatever He says we must do so we can move into all that He has waiting for us in our own Promised Land.
where YAH is gathering His beloved people, for He has promised that He will never abandon them and neither will we.
“Return, faithless people,” declares ELOHIM, “for I am your husband. I will choose you—one from a town and two from a clan—and bring you to Zion.” (Jeremiah 3:14)