Friday, August 17, 2018

Parasha 48, Shof'tim (Judges), Deuteronomy 16:18 - 21:9

Shabbat shalom, mishpocah! As always, a synopsis of this week’s Torah portion can be found on our website. This week’s, Parasha 48, is Shof'tim (Judges) which includes Deuteronomy 16:18 through 21:9. These readings are basically all about Moshe’s "last will and testament" as he continues to remind the new generation what YHWH’s people have been through; it is what he said the day he departed from the Israelites as they were making their Exodus through the desert.

This Torah portion also presents a Messianic prophecy that foreshadows Yeshua! Take a look:

Deuteronomy 18: 15 "ADONAI will raise up for you a prophet like me from among yourselves, from your own kinsmen. You are to pay attention to him, 16 just as when you were assembled at Horev and requested ADONAI your God, 'Don't let me hear the voice of ADONAI my God any more, or let me see this great fire ever again; if I do, I will die!' 17 On that occasion ADONAI said to me, 'They are right in what they are saying. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their kinsmen. I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I order him.

19 Whoever doesn't listen to my words, which he will speak in my name, will have to account for himself to me. 20 "'But if a prophet presumptuously speaks a word in my name which I didn't order him to say, or if he speaks in the name of other gods, then that prophet must die.' 21 You may be wondering, 'How are we to know if a word has not been spoken by ADONAI?' 22 When a prophet speaks in the name of ADONAI, and the prediction does not come true -that is, the word is not fulfilled -then ADONAI did not speak that word. The prophet who said it spoke presumptuously; you have nothing to fear from him.

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