Yom Kippur (2014)

Posted on Oct 6, 2014

100414yom kippur.sd By Rabbi Dennis Richards.  We should realize that it comes with a prerequisite and it would be Teshuva, repentance.  You can’t ask the Judge of the universe for mercy if you are not willing to repent.  Traditionally, on Yom Kippur before the …(continued on audio) YomKippur2014RabbiDennisRichards Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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Erev Yom Kippur

Posted on Oct 6, 2014

100314erevyomkippur.sp By Rabbi Paul Falk.  We throw around a lot of words in the spiritual kingdom and we act like we truly understand them.  Like Peace, take a moment a think about this, do you really understand Peace, Faith, Hope.  Do we really truly understand what it means to be atoned for?  Yes, that means redeemed. Ok, what does redeemed mean?  You’ll answer with another big religious word, and another big religious word.  And you’ll sit back going well….I don’t totally know.  I know I need a covering.  So were going to try and cover it today.  and I want you to think of atonement today in regard to a puzzle…we have no idea what it means compared to the entire world… ErevYomKippur2014 Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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Jealousy Part 3

Posted on Sep 29, 2014

RPF Jealousy Part 3 Rabbi Paul Falk.  There are so many scriptures that I had to cut off today, if you get a chance go back to the scriptures that talk about the strongman in the house that is divided, it completely connects into what we are going to talk about today. Who knew that such an emotion like jealousy would play such a major role in the Kingdom and is used so much by Yahweh. To review, some previous lessons for us on which to focus. First of all, Yahweh is a jealous Elohim, and he wants to be our only Elohim. Period. He is not about us mixing Him with someone else, or His ways and the world’s ways, No. He is giving everything He has completely for you, He wants the same back. Satan was the one who taught us to be like him. The him that was in the garden to aspire to be like Elohim knowing good and evil. And his point was to actually rise up and become our own Elohim. Knowing good and evil going, “I can say, this is good and this is bad.” How many times have we heard today about specifically faith? Well faith and belief haven’t changed over the years, they haven’t progressed. Then we’re like in the 21st century, they expect that truth evolves. No… Truth is Truth because it is the same, No, we evolve to the Truth. Truth should not change if it is Truth. It deals with pride and rebellion and that leads to the fall. We see that in Genesis. (continued on audio)   Jealousy Part3 by RPF Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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Erev Yom Teruah

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

092414erevyomteruah.sd By RDR   ..and it’s to teach you about the moedim, this particular moedim because there is such a confusion, this moedim has so many names to it, and it’s usually known as Rosh Hashana, but that’s not the name that God gave it.  In fact he doesn’t give us a reason for this Holy Day even.  He just says you must hear the sound of the shofar,  He doesn’t tell us why.  He just says pay attention, because the sound of the shofar is throughout, the sound of the shofar is going to herald in the King.  So he wants you to hear so you can be familiar with the sound.  You might be in the middle of shopping and you hear this strange sound coming from the sky and if you never heard the shofar call you don’t know what it is.  So He wants you to hear it.  This is where we get the feast of Yom Teruah.  Yahweh spoke to Moses saying, “Speak to the Sons of Israel saying in the 7th month, on the 1st day of the month, you shall have a rest.  A reminder by blowing of trumpets, a reminder, a Holy Convocation.  You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to Yahweh.”  Today, is the first day of the 7th month, and the beginning of the moedim.  It is a Holy day that has long been  shrouded in mystery, and even it’s name, Rosh Hashana, which literally means the head of the year.  Rosh Hashana, incorrectly is commonly known as the Jewish New Year.  And it might before the Jewish people today, their New Year.  But in no way should we mistakenly take it for Yahweh’s New Year.  Traditions of men… (continued in audio) ErevYomTeruah by RDR 2014 Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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Abraham, The Friend of God

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

092514yomteruah.sd by RDR     Yom Teruah which is the proper name for this feast. There is a tradition in Judaism that you read the Achida which is the binding of Issac. The story never changes. You could read the story a hundred times, two hundred times and it never changes. But to set the stage for the Achida, what we find is that at this time Abraham and Sarah are old and childless, and desperate because they have been promised by God that they are going to have offspring that are as numerous [as the stars in] the sky and here they are waiting and waiting and waiting. In our culture if we wait more than 3 or 4 minutes we get upset. In God’s culture, you wait upon Him, and you wait upon Him, and you wait upon Him, you wait upon Him, Until you are calling out to Him “Well, what is going to happen?” and He tells you in My time. In our culture you might say, just a second, and I’ll answer your prayer. And if you remember that a day is like a thousand years in the eyes of God, a second is probably somewhere out there also. But He will answer in His time. He won’t answer in your time. But they are old and they are waiting. Sarah unable to bear a child gets desperate so what does she do. She gives Abraham, (continued on audio)   Yom Teruah 2014 by RDR Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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Isaiah 62 – Should God Repent?

Posted on Sep 21, 2014

Track 1 By Rabbi Dennis Richards.   We have such a merciful God that even with the creation of man, he already set a process in place for Teshuva. As quickly as Adam fell in the Garden, God’s plan was revealed to us.  And if you go through every single book from Genesis to Revelation you are going to find out that the theme is always going to be Teshuva. Repentance. Repentance is the whole key to understanding who God is. Repentance is something that is not done once in a while. It’s like working out your salvation daily. No Repentance, No salvation. It’s really that simple. I want to look at the Haf Torah section for today. It comes to us through Isaiah and we’ll go to 62. Maybe. Listen to what’s happening here. This is a unique situation in the bible. There’s something happening. “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain still, till her righteousness shines like a light, till her salvation shines like a flaming torch.” There is much speculation that goes on in the theological circles as to who the “I” is that is interceding to Yahweh. So, We know that They are interceding to Yahweh on behalf of, Jerusalem or Zion they are synonymous, and the people of Yahweh who made Teshuva who made repentance. The role of an intercessor starts again, right in the beginning and goes through. Some people regard the speaker in this chapter as Yahweh. Others will say it is Isaiah himself who is speaking or a prophetic utterance. And finally there is the servant. And I believe that if you follow the pattern that is going through you will find out it is the servant that is speaking. And the reason I believe [that] is because the close connection which precedes this chapter points to the servant. Okay, And also, it appears that the intercessor here is somebody who God has chosen to take on the role of an intercessor. The role of an intercessor is not an easy one. There are many people who call themselves an intercessor. Also on the second half of Isaiah’s prophecies they might be called the book of the servant of Yahweh. This is where we find out all of a particular servant. And it’s synonymous with many other servants. In Isaiah it appears that one majestic figure stands out with ever growing clearness. . [You] gotta watch that servant because in Judaism they believed in two Messiahs. One is called the suffering servant. Messiach Ben Joseph… (continued in audio)   Isaiah 62 Should God Repent? by RDR 9 20 2014 Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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