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Posted on Jan 29, 2015

012415t ricky by Rick Ortiz   It encompasses Exodus 10: 1-13,16 We get the title from the first line of the passage, and it says:  God Said to Moses “Go to Pharaoh”.  We find that in many of the (unintelligible) times when God was performing these signs, he said to Moses “Go to Pharaoh”.  This is a summary of this passage the, intent of which is to get you to go look yourself.  God has hardened the heart of Pharaoh, so that he would not let God’s people go.  The entire story was to serve as a sign for the children of the coming generations to remember what happened to Egypt.  Moses warns Pharaoh about the locusts.  Moses goes and talks to Pharaoh, and tells him what is going to happen if Pharaoh does not let the people go and worship Yahweh.   So in chapter 11, a summary again of chapter 10.  It is not all encompassing, there are a lot of details in there. God explains to Moses that after this next and last plague, Pharaoh will let you go.  This is the plague of the death of the first born….(continued in audio)   Bo read and interpreted by Rick Ortiz Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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Va-Era (Exodus 6:9-9:35)

Posted on Jan 19, 2015

011715tp  by Rabbi Paul Falk.   Elohim spoke to Moses Saying “I am He who was, and is and is to come and I appeared to you.” And he goes on to say I am the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  I am the Elohim who has been passed down throughout the generations.  Because he wanted to clarify who he was.  Moses is made, Elohim to Pharaoh.  Interesting that Joseph is made a “father” to Pharaoh, but Moses (later) is made… Va-Era (Ex 6:9-9:35) by RPF Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)

Posted on Jan 13, 2015

011015 tps    by Patrick Shannon. Outline:  70 descendants of Yacob, Yoseph and 11 brothers died in Egypt, Israelites increasing (over 400+ years), a threat, New Pharaoh institutes slavery, Pharaoh orders Hebrew sons to be killed, 1. Midwives to do that,   2. Thrown into river Mosheh born, hidden, placed in the river, found, Grown, killed an Egyptian, Fled to Midyan, a fugitive, shepherd The Burning Bush Conversation YHVH aware of Israel’s afflication in Egypt Sending Mosheh to bring them out… Exodus Shemot told by Patrick Shannon Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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Lessons from the Stones (part 2)

Posted on Jan 9, 2015

010315sp by Rabbi Paul Falk REVIEW Matthew 3:9 & Luke 3:8 John the Immerser(baptist) talking to many Pharisees and Sadducees:  “And don’t think you can comfort yourselves by saying, ‘Abraham is our father’! For I tell you that God can raise up for Abraham sons from these stones!” ‘THESE‘ STONES – John was at the Jordan river. Recall that YHVH commanded the Israelites to take stones from that very place and write the commandments on them. (Deut 27: 1-8 and notably verse 26 says a curse on anyone who does not put the commandments into action!) – God can raise up Abraham sons….From obedience to the Word, we become children of Abraham – Can someone be a “child of Abraham” without obedience to the Word? No. John 8: 39-40 They answered him, “Our father is Abraham.” Y’shua replied, “If you are children of Abraham, then do the things Abraham did! As it is, you are out to kill me, a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did nothing like that!” STONES first mentioned… – Gen 28:11-22 Jacob finds one stone and puts it at his head Jacob dreams of angels ascending and descending from the heavens God promises him an inheritance YHVH is no longer only the God of Jacob’s father and grandfather; He is now Jacob’s God! The stone is anointed and sets the stone as a pillar (cornerstone!) to be God’s house YHVH says “in you all the families of the earth will be blessed” Becoming Children of YHVH: Receiving the inheritance – Gen 48: 1-20 Joseph brings his sons to Jacob for a final blessing before Jacob dies (similar to Jacob himself going to Isaac before he died) Jacob is dying. He recounts to Joseph his dream at Luz (Bethel) and the promise YHVH gave to him Jacob adopts Joseph’s sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. The two boys were raised in Egypt (part of ‘the nations’) and then adopted as sons of Jacob Jacobs says “let my name be upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac” Inheritance is given through the blessing. “I am making this covenant and this oath not with you alone but I am making it both with him who is standing here with us today before YHVH our God and also with him who is not here with us today.” Deut 29: 14-15 What happens when we reject the Word and promises of God and follow our own heart?   The temple (ourselves) is destroyed! Matthew 23:37 – Matthew 24:2 Matthew 21: 42-44 Y’shua said to them, “Haven’t you ever read in the Scriptures, ‘The very rock which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone! This has come from YHVH, and in our eyes it is amazing’?[i] Therefore, I tell you that the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to the kind of people...

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Va-Yigash (Gen 44:18-47:27)

Posted on Jan 2, 2015

122714t ricky  by Rick Ortiz.   The well known story of Joseph who is thrown into a pit by his brothers, sold to the merchants going to Egypt, brought to Potipher’s house.  Put in charge of everything at Potipher’s, Joseph is falsely accussed by Potipher’s wife, put in prison.  He gets out of prison after years only when Pharaoh’s cup bearer remembers, long after a promise to bear witness to him much sooner.  Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dream of impending famine, and is again put in charge “of all.”  Joseph deals with his brothers when they arrive in Egypt to buy food, but ultimately forgives them. Va-Yigash by Rick Ortiz Genesis 44:18-47:27 (2014) Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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