One in Messiah Congregation

June 17, 2006 ( 20th of Sivan the 3rd month )

Don't look back

Torah portion, Num. 8 to 12 בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ thou lightest ( you light ) - עלה root word

מְּנוֹרָה candlestick

מַּרְאֶה pattern

Exod.25[ 9] According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.

[40] And look that thou make them after their pattern , which was shewed thee in the mount.

Num.8[ 4] And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work: according unto the pattern which the LORD had shewed Moses, so he made the candlestick.

Josh.22[ 28] Therefore said we, that it shall be, when they should so say to us or to our generations in time to come, that we may say again, Behold the pattern of the altar of the LORD, which our fathers made, not for burnt offerings, nor for sacrifices; but it is a witness between us and you.

2Kgs.16[ 10] And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof.

1Chr.28[ 11] Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat, [12] And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:

[18] And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD. [19] All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.

Ezek.43[ 10] Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.

1Tim.1[ 16] Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

Tit.2[ 7] In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

Heb.8[ 5] Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things , as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

Heb.9[ 23] It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

One law תּוֹרָה אַחַת - The stranger גֵּר - Sabbath and Passover

please read The stranger and Sabbath here

Don't look back

Some say, the Christian ( Messiah followers ) life is hard, it is vain to serve God and start to look back .

Let's define the word christian first

Remember, there were no Protestants before 1500 AD nor Catholics at the time of Messiah Yeshua.

Messiah - מְשִיחַ

The English word Christian below is Messiah followers, not meaning Protestants or Catholics.

מְשִׁיחִ י מְשִׁיחִיִּים

Messiah followers

Acts.11[ 26] And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

Acts.26[ 28] Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian .

1Pet.4[ 16] Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.


Mal.3[ 14] Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?

Gen.19[ 26] But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Luke.17[ 30] Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
31] In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.[ 32] Remember Lot's wife. [33] Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

Matt.24[[ 17] Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18] Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

Exod.14[ 11] And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt , hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? [12] Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

Num.11[ 4] And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?
5] We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:
6] But our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.

Please WATCH all mixed multitudes around you

Exod.12[ 38] And a mixed multitude עֵרֶב רַב went up also with them ; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.

Num.11[1] And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
[2] And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched.
3] And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.

[4] And the mixt multitude הָאסַפְסֻף that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?[5] We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:[6] But our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.

אסַפְסֻף a-sf-soof - gathered up together, that is, a promiscuous assemblage (of people): - mixt multitude.

[5] And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.[ 8] And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.[9] And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.[ 10] Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.[11 ] And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?[ 12] Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?[ 13] Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.[ 14] I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.
15] And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.[16 ] And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel , whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.[17 ] And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone. [18] And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.[19 ] Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;[20] But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the LORD which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?[ 21] And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.[22 ] Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?[23] And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD's hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.[24 ] And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.[25] And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease. [26] But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.[27] And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.[ 28] And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.[29] And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD's people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them![ 30] And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.[31 ] And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.[ 32] And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.[33] And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.[34] And he called the name of that place Kibroth-hattaavah : because there they buried the people that lusted.
[35] And the people journeyed from Kibroth-hattaavah unto Hazeroth; and abode at Hazeroth.

מִקִּבְרוֹת הַתַּאֲוָה

Num.33 [16] And they removed from the desert of Sinai, and pitched at Kibroth-hattaavah. [17 ] And they departed from Kibroth-hattaavah , and encamped at Hazeroth.

Deut.9[ 22] And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the LORD to wrath.

BDB Definition: Kibroth-hattaavah = “graves of lust” 1) a station of Israel in the wilderness 3 campsites away from Sinai near the gulf of Akabah

Exod.23[ 2] Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:[ 3] Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.

Neh.13[ 3] Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude. כָל־עֵרֶב


Must Jesus bear the cross alone,
And all the world go free?
No, there’s a cross for everyone,
And there’s a cross for me.

Matt.10[ 32] Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33] But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
[34] Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
[35] For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
36] And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
37] He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38] And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
39] He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Matt.16[ 24] Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.[ 25] For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.[26] For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?[27 ] For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Matt.27[ 32] And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

Mark.15[ 21] And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

Luke.14[1 ] And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
2] And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.
3] And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees , saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?

[26] If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.[27 ] And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.[28 ] For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost , whether he have sufficient to finish it?[ 29] Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,[30] Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.[31 ] Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?[32 ] Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. [33] So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.[34] Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? [35] It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out.

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.


Num.12[ 1] And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.[ 2] And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it.[3 ] (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)[4 ] And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.[5] And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.[ 6] And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.[7] My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. לֹא־כֵן, עַבְדִּי מֹשֶׁה: בְּכָל־בֵּיתִי, נֶאֱמָן הוּא [8] With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold :

וּתְמֻנַת יְהוָה, יַבִּיט wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?[ 9] And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed.[10 ] And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.[11 ] And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.[ 12] Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb.[ 13] And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.[14 ] And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again.
15] And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.
16] And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of Paran.

Acts.23[ 5] Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.

Exod.22[ 28] Thou shalt not revile the gods ( judges ), nor curse the ruler of thy people .

אֱלֹהִים, לֹא תְקַלֵּל; וְנָשִׂיא בְעַמְּךָ, לֹא תָאֹר

Ye are gods, judges with God's Word to judge righteously!!!

Exod.21[ 1] Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them.

[6] Then his master shall bring him unto the הָאֱלֹהִים judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.

Exod.22[ 8] If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, הָאֱלֹהִים to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods. [9 ] For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; הָאֱלֹהִים and whom the judges אֱלֹהִים shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour.

please read ye Are Gods, Judges here


[1] Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;

[2] The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

[17] Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

[19] Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

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