If you're "chomping at the bit" to start reading this week's Torah portion, you can find a synopsis of Parashah 50: Ki Tavo (When you come) on our website.
For those who have already read and understood the words of this parashah at the "gut level" it was obvious that YHWH's words through Moshe (Moses) have reverberated throughout the millennia to reveal that the state of the world today is a direct result of our disobedience to Torah (YHWH's Divine Instruction in Righteousness)! Please allow His words to speak to your heart as you follow along with this study, beginning with Deuteronomy 26:16-19, where we discover what it takes to be a holy people for ADONAI:
Deuteronomy 26: 16 "Today ADONAI your God orders you to obey these laws and rulings. Therefore, you are to observe and obey them with all your heart and all your being. 17 You are agreeing today that ADONAI is your God and that you will follow his ways; observe his laws, mitzvot and rulings; and do what he says. 18 In turn ADONAI is agreeing today that you are his own unique treasure, as he promised you; that you are to observe all his mitzvot; 19 and that he will raise you high above all the nations he has made, in praise, reputation and glory; and that, as he said, you will be a holy people for ADONAI your God."
How could ANY believer who reads the above miss the very clear message that YHWH's people (which includes all who accept the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!) are to OBEY His mitzvot (words/commands), which is WHAT MAKES THEM HOLY? YHWH's people are not about "religion"; they are all about HIM!
But today, how many actually know what it means to "be holy?" For many of the Hollywood types and our government officials, for instance, "being holy" means occasionally attending, and being seen, at their respective churches of whatever religion they adhere to, or the wearing of huge crosses around their necks to show the world how "holy" they are. Do they even realize that the "cross" was a Roman DEATH device?
Yes, Y'shua died on a thing similar to "a cross" but why would anyone want to wear it around their neck? (It's a good thing Y'shua wasn't hanged, or else they would all be wearing nooses around their necks....) How many truly "godly" actors, singers or dancers and government officials do we know? How many have given themselves to YHWH and actually bother to obey His Torah?
To read the rest of our synopsis, simply click on the link above to read our synopsis, and then read all of the Torah, Haftarah and Brit Chadasha portions outlined in our article.