Rabbi’s Reflections – Monday, April 6, 2020 

Shalom *|FNAME|*,

I want to make you aware of 2 online events available from our Tikkun partners in Israel.  

First, Sunday night, April 5th, at 7pm EDT JESUS King Over Corona Palm Sunday – Facebook Premier. Join us for a powerful ministry time with Wesley and Stacey Campbell, Asher Intrater, Dr. Ed Silvoso, and Dr. Heidi Baker.  On Revive Israel’s Facebook.  Search Facebook for “ReviveIsraelMedia” and try the top link.

Second, Tuesday, April 7th at 8am EDT on both YouTube and Facebook with Revive Israel.  Here is what they have to say about this online event… “We’re calling the Body of Christ, from every nation, to join us as we celebrate Passover as one. It is time for the Global Ekklesia to rise and shine as one army, in holy array under the blood of our Passover Lamb.”  The link to connect should be the same as above.  If I find out differently, I will let you know.  

Psalm 91:9 For you have made Elyon your dwelling, even Adonai, who is my refuge,

“You have made Adonai your habitation.”  This says it all.  How do we live with Adonai?  His desire is to be our first (and only) choice.  His desire is to be preeminent in our lives.  As we sing in the “Adon Olam,” “Hu Echad, V’ayn Sheni,” meaning “He is One and there is no ‘two.’”  Acts 17:28a for ‘In Him we live and move and have our being.’ 

The key to making God your dwelling place is to follow Him.  The “Shema” doesn’t mean to hear (with the ears) it means to obey (hear with the heart).  

1 John 2:3 Now we know that we have come to know Him by this—if we keep His commandments. 4 The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God is truly made perfect. We know that we are in Him by this— 6 whoever claims to abide in Him must walk just as He walked.

Week 15
Memory Verse: 1 Samuel 15:22 Samuel said: “Does Adonai delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of Adonai? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, to pay heed than the fat of rams.

* 71  4/6      Monday:        1 Samuel 1-2 

72    4/7      Tuesday:       1 Samuel 3;8  

73    4/8      Wednesday:  1 Samuel 9-10  Erev Pesach

74    4/9      Thursday:      1 Samuel 13-14

75    4/10    Friday:           1 Samuel 15-16

Question of the day:  Who spoke to Eli?

Answer:  Let’s look at 1 Samuel 2:27 in the Hebrew.  Most translations say “a man of God,” but the Hebrew simply says “Ish-Elohim,” which translates to “man-God.”  

As time is marching on (as we read chronologically through the Scriptures), we find many appearances of an angel-God-man.  These are detailed in Asher Intrater’s book “Who Ate Lunch With Abraham,” which is also the title of the first chapter.  It is so clear that this is Yeshua who is speaking to Eli.  

Note to Eli: God takes assigned responsibilities seriously.  It’s not going to end well that you let your sons abuse their office as priests.  End Note.

Eli receives a prophesy that his sons will both die young on the same day.  And that God will raise up another priest (Samuel, although he is not named here.) who will perform in his office responsibly.  

As with everything, what is the lesson for us?  Do I have to spell it out?  We must take our responsibilities seriously.  God will require it of us. 

Romans 14:12 So then each one of us shall give account of himself to God.