Be-Ha’alotcha (Numbers 8:1-12:16)
by Rabbi Paul Falk. and YHVH spoke to Moses saying speak to Aaron and say to him, “When you light the lamps…. ” This is a Torah portion that has many teachings. One aspect of it is Faith. In the world, most believers today study only from Matthew to Revelation. Messiah didn’t come to build something new. He came to repair, fix what had been distorted. We are going to start off with trying to understand Faith. Then we are going to step back …. “Saved by Faith,” is what has been taught. Matthew 9:2 says this “Then behold, they brought to him a paralytic that was lying on a bed, when Yeshua saw their faith, Yeshua said, “son, be of good cheer your sins are forgiven.” Was it the faith of the paralytic or the people who brought him. The people who brought him. …… Why could we not cast it out? Because of your faith.. “.. if you have the faith of a mustard seed..” Strong Faith equals what? You could be healed. You can cast out demons. It means forgiveness of sins. We can cast mountains into the sea. [mountain is a metaphor for big problem, obstacle] But we must ask in Faith for what is within YHVH’s will. … Can we just use the Gospels to define these words. Absolutely not. These concepts have been being built since Genesis 1.