Rabbi’s Reflections – Wednesday, June 16, 2021


Let’s deal with the first question first.  “Why must the Red Heifer” be flawless?”  We must keep in mind the purpose of the Red Heifer.  That purpose is to cleanse from sin.  According to Numbers 19:9 the ashes were for the waters of purification from sin.  The reality of all things is Yeshua.  (You may have heard me say that a time or two.)  So the ashes of the Red Heifer were as a symbol for the greater reality of the blood of Yeshua which alone can purify from sin.  

Hebrews 9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Messiah—who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God—cleanse our conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

That flawless Red Heifer was to be the best among many, the one chosen for the honor of dying (being sacrificed) as a gift to the perfect One, God, in Whom there is no unrighteousness.  God is righteous (Psalm 92:15) and therefore; 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

The Red Heifer is symbolic of Yeshua, but she is also symbolic of the Bride of Yeshua.  We’ll get into that tomorrow.

Daily Bread, reading plan by Lars Enarson (https://www.thewatchman.org/)

Wed 16 Jun-2021 6th of Tamuz, 5781

Nu 20:14-21 Jer 48 Esr 7 (Lk 7) 2 Co 9

What was it that “amazed” Yeshua?  In Luke 7 we read of the centurion whose servant was sick.  Luke 7:2 Now a certain centurion had a valued slave, who was ill and about to die.  This centurion loved the Jews.  The Bible even says that he built a synagogue for them.  He also understood the power of authority… Luke 7:8 For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”  

That understanding so amazed Yeshua that He said, Luke 7:9b “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.”  What makes this so “amazing?”  This centurion did not have the benefit of the Bible.  How could he know that Yeshua would speak this as the basis for the “great commission?”  Matthew 28:18 And Yeshua came up to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 

Yeshua, then, has the power to delegate that authority, which he has done to you and me.  Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, immersing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Ruach ha-Kodesh, 20 teaching them to observe all I have commanded you. And remember! I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

The lesson for us is to walk in faith, like the centurion, and deploy the power of Yeshua, today and every day.

Week 25
Memory Verse: Daniel 4:32(35) All the inhabitants of earth are counted as nothing. He does as He wills with the army of heaven and the inhabitants of the earth. No one can hold back His hand, or say to Him, ‘What have you done?

121   6/14 Monday:        Jeremiah 31:30(31)-39(40),32–33
122   6/15 Tuesday:       Jeremiah 52;  2 Kings 24-25

*123  6/16 Wednesday:  Ezekiel 1:1-3; 36:16-38; 37

124   6/17 Thursday:      Daniel 1-2

125   6/18 Friday:           Daniel 3-4

Question of the Day: What is the blessing of Ezekiel 36?

Answer:  It’s wonderful to read a blessing, after so much destruction in Jeremiah and the first part of Ezekiel.  Like Jeremiah, Ezekiel also prophesied the blessing of promised restoration among all the prophesy of calamity.  

Ezekiel 36:24 “‘For I will take you from the nations, gather you out of all the countries and bring you back to your own land. 25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you and you will be clean from all your uncleanness and from all your idols. 26 Moreover I will give you a new heart. I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the stony heart from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Ruach within you. Then I will cause you to walk in My laws, so you will keep My rulings and do them. 28 Then you will live in the land that I gave to your fathers. You will be My people and I will be your God.

Every RT (Replacement Theologian) would have you believe that Israel has sinned away their opportunity for restoration, but what we just read, proves them wrong.  God does what He says He will do.  And that’s it, period.