"This week’s Torah portion discusses the topic of war. How ironic and sad is it that we, the State of Israel, are once again entangled in territorial conflicts, especially in Gaza."
Moran writes, "What is God calling you to? Will you trust Him that He has a better plan for your life, even if you cannot see it clearly at the moment?"
"This covenant of peace was God’s response to Phinehas’ act, it was actually a demand for the zealot to move over to a heritage of peace and acceptance of those different from him forever."
Moran writes, "I am amazed again and again by the faithfulness of our LORD and the consistency of His Word! Let this encourage you in your walk with Him today."
Eric writes, "However, many times in the midst of sharing about the miracle of a talking donkey, we miss a much deeper lesson that is shared in the story of Balaam."
"This approach is not so distant from us. Sometimes we too think that we can “buy” a blessing from God, we think we can make “give and take” deals with the Almighty."
Our weekly portion is called “Balak”, which is named after Balak, who was the king of Moav during that time. Balak summoned Balaam to curse the Children of Israel.
This Shabbat we read and study Parashat Chukat. This portion focuses on the red heifer and its ashes, which are mainly intended for the purification of those who have been made unclean by the dead, the most severe of impurities.
Moran writes, "Yeshua IS the fulfillment of all that is written in the Scriptures; the only way to truly know this is by reading the entire Word of the Lord."
A day will come when we, as believers, will be called to the flag and there will be those who run into the inferno in self-sacrifice for the sake of the (physical) people of Israel.