Shavuot In the Wilderness - (Bamidbar)- AudioPodcast May 27, 2023

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Numbers 4:3
Chag Sameach Shavuot!!
We continue to use the Torah as our guide to do our portions
So far we have come from Genesis to now Numbers, and God has been at work
We started talking about Bamidbar - in the wilderness / Numbers
So far we can summarize what we have studied by Cumulative Summary and Overview
b’Reisheet, in the beginning, God creates Paradise, but we fail to rest. God begins again with Avraham and his family of covenant faith.
And these are the Sh’mot, names of the children of Yisra’el, who go to Egypt to survive famine. Our numbers grow. We’re enslaved. But God delivers us from bondage and forms us into a nation!
vaYikra—and He calls us to become holy, a kingdom of priests with God at the heart of our camp.
The Land of Promise lies ahead, but we wander in the wilderness, b’Midbar Sinai …
Where got met with Israel an Pentecost
We talked about the idea of walking
How the children of Israel had to walk from Egypt to Sinai and then to the promised land, enveloped by a cloud
We have done expositional presentation on the book of Numbers in the last two years
Feel free to look at our Podcast for a refresher
We spoke about how our walk comes with winds, found in Ezekiel chapter 1 and Revelation chapter 4
And how these winds represented 4 tribes of Israel
We spoke about the dry bones being of Israel becoming alive, and coming to the Lord in great Harvest
We spoke about the Ruack HaKodesh
These are the patterns of the wind used in the Bible.
They can be used for punishment or they can be used for cause and effect. To cause us to come to Him
The Re-gathering will not come without the storm
The Re-gathering of Israel
Since the Jewish prophets had predicted in great detail the world-wide re-gathering of Israel, Jesus did not spend much time with this, but only specified that it will occur after His Second Coming. This re-gathering is found in Matthew chapter 24:31
We talked about 2 big different principles:
The Marriage Principle
1- The first one is the Giving of the Torah
He made - finished = כָּלָה‎ (kā·lāh)
We talked about how this second concept also meant:
Bride = כַּלָּה‎ (kǎl·lāh)
We spoke about how the 2nd concept of
2-The second event was the inauguration of the Mishkon/ Temple
as it is mention in Numbers chapter.
We spoke about the concept of order:
The reference is to the camps
The meaning of al yado (in his place) is, in his corner and place.
The word yado literally means his hand, Hence I.E.’s comment. The same applies to yad ha-yarden (by the side of the Jordan
Tree of Life:
We further talked about the tree of life
We will continue to speak about that tree of life today, as we make reference to the 12 tribes again.
We are set off today to take at look at Bamidbar from a different perspective


The roadmap
One that has to do with Shavuot/ Pentecost
Our Torah Portions are always tied to fall around the MOED of Shavout.
I can just give you the usual sermon to celebrate Shavuot
We like to study; go deeper
We want to know how this happened in Acts chapter 2
And, Is it possible that it is going to happen again?
We will unpack a verse in Bamidbar in Chapter 4 to talk about this.
It did not only say in the wilderness; or only at Sinai, but in the wilderness of Sinai (the mount of God- the Temple of God)
In the wilderness, Bamidbar, corresponds every year to the time of Shavuot - which emphasizes the time the Torah was given at Sinai (back to Exodus 31:18) .
So the context is in the wilderness of the Sinai,
We are bringing it together with the feast - Shavuot.
In Badmidbar, we also need to consider the 12 tribes - not always obvious, but if we pay attention
Following the Second Coming, the Messiah will send his angels all over the world to re-gather every Jew and bring them back into their Land.
Matthew 24:31 NKJV
31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
The background to the Matthew passage is Isaiah chapter 27:12–13, which prophesied that the final restoration of Israel will be signaled by the sound of a great trumpet.
Isaiah 27:12–13 NKJV
12 And it shall come to pass in that day That the Lord will thresh, From the channel of the River to the Brook of Egypt; And you will be gathered one by one, O you children of Israel. 13 So it shall be in that day: The great trumpet will be blown; They will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria, And they who are outcasts in the land of Egypt, And shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
All will be gathered by the river
Tree of Life:
Proverbs 3:18 NKJV
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who retain her.
Proverbs 11:30 NKJV
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.
Proverbs 13:12 NKJV
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
Proverbs 15:4 NKJV
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
Revelation 2:7 NKJV
7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” ’
Revelation 22:2 NKJV
2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Ezekiel 47:9 NKJV
9 And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.
Ezekiel 47:12 NKJV
12 Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.”
12 months = 12 fruits = 12 tribes
Why is this so important?
What happens in the 12 Biblical Months - according to tradition
Month Order (Civil) - Action -Hebrew Name - Gregorian calendar


In Badmidbar, we also need to consider the 12 tribes
The 12 tribes in 12 months and 12 fruits
12 months = 12 fruits = 12 tribes
Let’s address the previous questions:
Why is this so important?
What happens in the 12 Biblical Months - according to tradition
Month Order (Civil) - Action -Hebrew Name - Gregorian calendar
Picture: Biblical Months
The Hebrew calendar is a lunisolar calendar, meaning that months are based on lunar months, but years are based on solar years.
The calendar year features twelve lunar months of twenty-nine or thirty days, with an intercalary lunar month added periodically to synchronize the twelve lunar cycles with the longer solar year.
(These extra months are added seven times every nineteen years. See Leap months, below.)
The beginning of each Jewish lunar month is based on the appearance of the new moon.
Although originally the new lunar crescent had to be observed and certified by witnesses, the moment of the true new moon is now approximated arithmetically as the molad, which is the mean new moon to a precision of one part.
The mean period of the lunar month (precisely, the synodic month) is very close to 29.5 days.
Accordingly, the basic Hebrew calendar year is one of twelve lunar months alternating between 29 and 30 days:
In leap years (such as 5779) an additional month, Adar I (30 days) is added after Shevat, while the regular Adar is referred to as "Adar II".
These extra months are added seven times every nineteen years.
When an extra month is added the last month of the year, “ADAR,” is doubled giving as “ADAR-A” and “ADAR-B” or in Hebrew “Adar-Aleph” and “Adar-Beit.”
Nissan the 7th Month becomes the First Month!
Concerning the Month of Nissan, Moses was told
Exodus 12:2 NKJV
2 “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.
Picture: Biblical Months
It is in this month that we celebrate the eight-day Feast of Pesach (Passover), from the 15th through the 22nd of Nissan. It is called “chodesh ha-aviv” i.e. the Month of Spring.
Exodus 23:15 NKJV
15 You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt; none shall appear before Me empty);
Picture: Biblical Months
Nissan is the first month from the Religious Point of View (Exodus chapter 12:2)
Though actually the 7th month according to the counting of months that had been held from the beginning.
In the Hebrew Calendar it is still considered the Seventh Month.
When for instance, the Bible says, regarding the month and the Ark of the Covenant
it means by the "seventh month" the month of Nissan.
Genesis 8:4 NKJV
4 Then the ark rested in the seventh month, the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.
Picture: Biblical Months
When however the “seventh month” is referred to for religious purposes it means the 7th month counted from Nissan which is the month of Tishrei and considered the first month of the civil year, e.g.
Leviticus 16:29 NKJV
29 This shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who dwells among you.
Picture: Biblical Months
Here the intention is to Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) which occurs on the 10th of Tishrei which is the first month of the Civil Year.
Judah and Numbering the Months. Prophecy Fulfilled.
The months are recalled by their numbers in Prophecy:
Zechariah 8:18–19 NKJV
18 Then the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying, 19 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘The fast of the fourth month, The fast of the fifth, The fast of the seventh, And the fast of the tenth, Shall be joy and gladness and cheerful feasts For the house of Judah. Therefore love truth and peace.’
The Jewish People will have kept the Fasts.
Picture: Biblical Months
The Jewish keep the four fasts of mourning over the Destruction of the Second Temple as prophesied by Zechariah chapter 8 verse 19), i.e.
the fast of the fourth month, -17th Tammuz
the fast of the fifth, - 9th of Av
and the fast of the seventh, - 3rd of Tishrei (Gedaliah)
and the fast of the tenth, - 10th Tebeth (Tevet).
The Tribes and the Months.
Each of the 12 Israelite Tribes was paralleled by one of the 12 Months.
There are different allocations of the month to each Tribe.
The system that seem to be the most accepted and which we refer to are those of (1) ARIZAL and ELIYAHU which we will refer to as conventional - Biblical. This is used by non-Hasidic mainstream orthodox Jews
and (2) that of RABAD which is used by Hasidim and others - traditional way
Note that the CONVENTIONAL/ Biblical, on the bases of the location where they camp- listing begins with Judah on the right and proceeds in a clockwise direction according to the Encampment around the Tabernacle - from East to South, West to North.
Starts with Judah in the east leading Issiachar and Zebulon (Numbers chapter 2),
then goes to Reuben in the south who headed Simeon and Gad;
then goes to Ephraim in the west who headed Manasseh and Benyamin;
then goes to Dan in the North who headed Asher and Naphtali.
It counts Ephraim and Manasseh as separate Tribes but does not include Levi.
The order of the RABAD is based on the listing of the Tribes when they came down to Egypt
Exodus 1:1–3 NKJV
1 Now these are the names of the children of Israel who came to Egypt; each man and his household came with Jacob: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin;
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events
But, there is a connection between man being placed in the garden and Israel finding their placement with the camp itself, which eventually will depict the promised land.
On the bases of some of the events in the history of Israel in the Bible
1 (7) -Elohim blew breath into man- Nissan - Mar/April
2 (8)- Man was placed in the garden- Lyar- April / May
3 (9)- Man commanded concerning food- Sivan- May/June
4 (10)-Man transgressed - Tammuz - June /July
5 (11) -Elohim judges man - Av- Jul/Aug
6 (12) -Man was pardon - Elul - Aug/Sept
7 (1) -Man’s creation rose in thought - Tishrei- Sept/ Oct (celebration of Rosh Hashanah, Ten Days of Repentance, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah)- connect with God
8 (2) -Elohim consulted with the Angels - Cheshvan - Oct/Nov
9 (3)-Elohim gathered His earth - Kislev - Nov/ Dec
10 (4) -Elohim kneaded (form dough) it - Tevet - Dec/Jan
11 (5) - Elohim weaved (interlacing/ entwine) it - Shevat- Jan/Feb
12 (6) -Elohim formed (shaped) it - Adar - Feb / Mar
Names of the Children of Israel and their meaning:
Names are also standards/ banners
But the children of Israel in their formation tribe
The standard is a prophetic symbol as to possible fruit to come
Because missing the first Shavuot that fruit will have to wait
So when we consider their names we get a better picture in the calendar
Do the names justify the events?
Do the names tell us the story line?
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
JUDAH The most famous heraldic symbol belongs to the tribe of Judah, which displayed a lion on its shield.
This tribe became the most powerful and constituted the Kingdom of Judah.
The lion is the symbol of strength and is featured as such in innumerable works throughout the ages.
This animal is one those most frequently mentioned in the Bible, appearing about 130 times under 6 different names. The biblical phrase on the standard is from
Genesis 49:9 NKJV
9 Judah is a lion’s whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; And as a lion, who shall rouse him?
"Judah is a lion's whelp."
The Leader
Let him be praise
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
ISSACHAR Issachar's territory was the plain of Esdraelon, from the sea to the banks of the Jordan.
This tribe is frequently mentioned together with Zebulun indicative of their being neighbours and maintaining close relations.
The tribe's standard of sun and stars is derived from the biblical phrase, found in:
1 Chronicles 12:32 NKJV
32 of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command;
which appears on the standard.
Other representations of Issachar reflect the dependence of this tribe on the Phoenicians, in whose products the tribe dealt — as a carrier of loads which is found in the Menorah stamp, as a donkey (on the Jewish National Fund stamp), or as a laden camel (in the synagogue of Aix-la-Chapelle).
The Scholar
The Reward (to know Him)
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
ZEBULUN Zebulun settled on the country's seaboard and as symbolized by its emblem was engaged in navigation. This idea is conveyed in the biblical phrase, "Zebulun (...) shall be for a haven of ships"
Genesis 49:13 NKJV
13 “Zebulun shall dwell by the haven of the sea; He shall become a haven for ships, And his border shall adjoin Sidon.
The Businessman
Dwell with me
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
REUBEN The mandrakes in Reuben's coat-of-arms are based on the episode related in (Gen. chapter 30 vr 14-17), where young Reuben brought his mother Leah mandrakes from the field. The biblical phrase on his standard is from
Deuteronomy 33:6 NKJV
6 “Let Reuben live, and not die, Nor let his men be few.”
The First
Lord has seen
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
SIMEON Simeon was one of the strongest tribes during the wandering in the desert but later became one of the weakest in consequence of losses suffered during the battles for the Promised Land.
It was eventually absorbed by mighty Judah.
Formerly the city of Shechem was situated within the boundaries of Simeon and the gate of the city therefore appears on the tribe's.
The biblical phrase on his banner is from
Deuteronomy 33:5 NKJV
5 And He was King in Jeshurun, When the leaders of the people were gathered, All the tribes of Israel together.
Aggressor - strength that needs to be under control
The Lord Heard
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
GAD The tribe of Gad settled in the land of Gilead, east of the Jordan.
It did battle against Amon and Moab coming from the south, wandering tribes from the east, and Aram from the north.
The symbol resembles a camp in reminiscence of the biblical phrase -on banner-
Genesis 49:19 NKJV
19 “Gad, a troop shall tramp upon him, But he shall triumph at last.
Troops come
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
Ephraim - God has caused me to be fruitful in the Land of my affliction
Genesis 41:52 NKJV
52 And the name of the second he called Ephraim: “For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.”
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
God made me forget my toil
Genesis 41:51 NKJV
51 Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: “For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father’s house.”
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
BENJAMIN The favourite son of Jacob
Benjamin has remained the symbol of the tender youngest child. The tribe of Benjamin, however, was considered particularly warlike and courageous. To this tribe belonged Saul, the first king, and Jonathan, his son. The symbol of the tribe was the wolf, a predatory animal. The biblical phrase on the tab reads,
Genesis 49:27 NKJV
27 “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; In the morning he shall devour the prey, And at night he shall divide the spoil.”
Ravenous consumer
Son of the Right hand of God
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
DAN The original area of the tribe of Dan extended from Jaffa southward.
Samson was a son of this tribe.
As it could not conquer its entire territory, Dan looked to settle elsewhere and the tribe moved north to the source of the Jordan River, captured the city Laish, and settled there.
In Jacob's Blessing Dan was promised that he "shall judge his people"
Genesis 49:16 NKJV
16 “Dan shall judge his people As one of the tribes of Israel.
a reference symbolized by the scales of justice on his banner.
The phrase appears on it.
The Judge
God has judged
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
ASHER The coastal strip from the foot of Mount Carmel up to Sidon was inhabited by Asher, the fertility of whose land was indicated by an olive tree or —as represented on banner of the Jewish National Fund or in the synagogue of Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany— by ears of corn or fruit.
The biblical phrase on the standard is "Out of Asher his bread shall be fat"
Genesis 49:20 NKJV
20 “Bread from Asher shall be rich, And he shall yield royal dainties.
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
NAPHTALI After the conquest of the country, the tribe of Naphtali settled in the north where played a central role among the tribes located there.
Naphtali is represented by a gazelle or running stag. The biblical phrase on the banner
Genesis 49:21 NKJV
21 “Naphtali is a deer let loose; He uses beautiful words.
Free Fruit
Great wrestlings
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
The question to be answer is:
Are these 12 tribes and names follow the Biblical Narrative where we will see their fruit?
Numbers 4:3 NKJV
3 from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tabernacle of meeting.
We are fully aware this verse is found in our next Torah Portion (John)
This verse however links back to the reason we need to look at the 12 tribes in the context of Shavuot
Shavuot was first celebrated in the book of Shemot - Exodus, where all the names of the children of Israel were presented.
The idea of the first Shavuot was that Israel will enter a Marriage Covenant with God
Exodus 19:1 NKJV
1 In the third month after the children of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on the same day, they came to the Wilderness of Sinai.
Remember the Third Month - Sivan
Man commanded to corresponding food - Levi
They camp at the mount and Moses speaks to the Lord:
Exodus 19:3–6 NKJV
3 And Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: 4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. 5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
Their calling was/ is / will be to be priest and a holy nation
Where do priest serve
Who can be a priest
the answer is in our main verse
Numbers 4:3 NKJV
3 from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tabernacle of meeting.
As the children of Levi are called to serve in the temple because Israel although said YES, could not meet with the Lord at the mountain
Yeshua Himself was 30 years old when entering in ministry as per Luke chapter 3 verse 23
He is linked, through His earthly father, to the tribe of Levi, Judah, and to David
So the people of Israel enter the covenant but cannot keep it
God calls them to meet with Him in the cloud for 5 reasons:
Exodus 19:9–11 NKJV
9 And the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I come to you in the thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever.” So Moses told the words of the people to the Lord. 10 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes. 11 And let them be ready for the third day. For on the third day the Lord will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.
1- Hear God
2- Believe in the Prophet forever
3- Consecrate themselves and be clean
4- Be ready for the third day (resurrection)
5- To see the Lord
To be ready the Lord gives them the Torah in Exodus Chapter 20
The people were witnesses but could not be with the Lord
Exodus 20:18–21 NKJV
18 Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. 19 Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.” 20 And Moses said to the people, “Do not fear; for God has come to test you, and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin.” 21 So the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was.
They were witnesses, but did not go UP
Only Moses did
If they had gone up, they would have received the Holy Spirit in them
They would have been able to find victory in the HS
But only Moses went up and the Lord descended
Exodus 19:16–22 NKJV
16 Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18 Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. 19 And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice. 20 Then the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up. 21 And the Lord said to Moses, “Go down and warn the people, lest they break through to gaze at the Lord, and many of them perish. 22 Also let the priests who come near the Lord consecrate themselves, lest the Lord break out against them.”
This is definitely a connection to Pentecost in Acts chapter 2.
Pentecost/ Feast of Weeks/ Shavuot
Acts 2:1–4 NKJV
1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Pentecost is not a NT event
They were all in one accord, just as the tribes moved in unity.
They would have been in the temple celebrating Shavuot
They would have followed all the rituals of cleanness
All of them would have been Jewish
Acts 2:5–7 NKJV
5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans?
Shavuot is one the pilgrimages of the three in the year: Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot
They were able to hear and understand different languages
Mostly Galileans - uneducated, fishermen
They bore witness of the works of God - reversal of Babel
Acts 2:11–21 NKJV
11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” 12 So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?” 13 Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.” 14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke. 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. 21 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved.’
No doubt they were all Jewish
Acts 2:22 NKJV
22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know—
They were supposed to follow the Torah
Obey God - but they couldn’t
Tithing is one of the most revealing ways to see our hearts
Deuteronomy 14:22 NKJV
22 “You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year.
There will be an increase in the produce
Fruit is coming
Yeshua accomplished it for His people first:
Acts 2:22–42 CJB
22 “Men of Isra’el! Listen to this! Yeshua from Natzeret was a man demonstrated to you to have been from God by the powerful works, miracles and signs that God performed through him in your presence. You yourselves know this. 23 This man was arrested in accordance with God’s predetermined plan and foreknowledge; and, through the agency of persons not bound by the Torah, you nailed him up on a stake and killed him! 24 “But God has raised him up and freed him from the suffering of death; it was impossible that death could keep its hold on him. 25 For David says this about him: ‘I saw Adonai always before me, for he is at my right hand, so that I will not be shaken. 26 For this reason, my heart was glad; and my tongue rejoiced; and now my body too will live on in the certain hope 27 that you will not abandon me to Sh’ol or let your Holy One see decay. 28 You have made known to me the ways of life; you will fill me with joy by your presence.’ 29 “Brothers, I know I can say to you frankly that the patriarch David died and was buried—his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Therefore, since he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn an oath to him that one of his descendants would sit on his throne, 31 he was speaking in advance about the resurrection of the Messiah, that it was he who was not abandoned in Sh’ol and whose flesh did not see decay. 32 God raised up this Yeshua! And we are all witnesses of it! 33 “Moreover, he has been exalted to the right hand of God; has received from the Father what he promised, namely, the Ruach HaKodesh; and has poured out this gift, which you are both seeing and hearing. 34 For David did not ascend into heaven. But he says, 35 Adonai said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” ’ 36 Therefore, let the whole house of Isra’el know beyond doubt that God has made him both Lord and Messiah—this Yeshua, whom you executed on a stake!” 37 On hearing this, they were stung in their hearts; and they said to Kefa and the other emissaries, “Brothers, what should we do?” 38 Kefa answered them, “Turn from sin, return to God, and each of you be immersed on the authority of Yeshua the Messiah into forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Ruach HaKodesh! 39 For the promise is for you, for your children, and for those far away—as many as Adonai our God may call!” 40 He pressed his case with many other arguments and kept pleading with them, “Save yourselves from this perverse generation!” 41 So those who accepted what he said were immersed, and there were added to the group that day about three thousand people. 42 They continued faithfully in the teaching of the emissaries, in fellowship, in breaking bread and in the prayers.
Pentecost - Giving us the Holy Spirit for our exploits
Ezekiel 3:12 CJB
12 A spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a very loud sound—blessed be the glory of Adonai from his place!


This is the point of studying the tribes
1- Hear God
2- Believe in the Prophet forever
3- Consecrate themselves and be clean
4- Be ready for the third day (resurrection)
5- To see the Lord
Just like Israel, having been grafted in, we must get ready for His coming
Repentance is the key
We can celebrate and know all this because of the work the Lord has done with His chose people - Israel
Habakkuk 3:1–19 NKJV
1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, on Shigionoth. 2 O Lord, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy. 3 God came from Teman, The Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah His glory covered the heavens, And the earth was full of His praise. 4 His brightness was like the light; He had rays flashing from His hand, And there His power was hidden. 5 Before Him went pestilence, And fever followed at His feet. 6 He stood and measured the earth; He looked and startled the nations. And the everlasting mountains were scattered, The perpetual hills bowed. His ways are everlasting. 7 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction; The curtains of the land of Midian trembled. 8 O Lord, were You displeased with the rivers, Was Your anger against the rivers, Was Your wrath against the sea, That You rode on Your horses, Your chariots of salvation? 9 Your bow was made quite ready; Oaths were sworn over Your arrows. Selah You divided the earth with rivers. 10 The mountains saw You and trembled; The overflowing of the water passed by. The deep uttered its voice, And lifted its hands on high. 11 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation; At the light of Your arrows they went, At the shining of Your glittering spear. 12 You marched through the land in indignation; You trampled the nations in anger. 13 You went forth for the salvation of Your people, For salvation with Your Anointed. You struck the head from the house of the wicked, By laying bare from foundation to neck. Selah 14 You thrust through with his own arrows The head of his villages. They came out like a whirlwind to scatter me; Their rejoicing was like feasting on the poor in secret. 15 You walked through the sea with Your horses, Through the heap of great waters. 16 When I heard, my body trembled; My lips quivered at the voice; Rottenness entered my bones; And I trembled in myself, That I might rest in the day of trouble. When he comes up to the people, He will invade them with his troops. 17 Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls— 18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19 The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills. To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
the 12 months, 12 tribes, 12 fruits
tells us the fruit to come
which will be intensified/ multiplied
Remember the 144000
The idea of the 12 Tribes was discussed in our Torah Portion Matot last year -
Numbers 30:1–2 NKJV
1 Then Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, “This is the thing which the Lord has commanded: 2 If a man makes a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by some agreement, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
We see in the same book, Numbers, that there is a destroyer coming against Israel,
and God “commands” Moses to draw troops from the 12 tribes
Numbers 31:1–5 NKJV
1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2 “Take vengeance on the Midianites for the children of Israel. Afterward you shall be gathered to your people.” 3 So Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm some of yourselves for war, and let them go against the Midianites to take vengeance for the Lord on Midian. 4 A thousand from each tribe of all the tribes of Israel you shall send to the war.” 5 So there were recruited from the divisions of Israel one thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.
This gives us
1000 from each tribe = 12,000 for war
We are looking at the 1440K, we are not at there yet, but in the book of Revelation you will be picking up a similar pattern.
Immediately after picking up the men for war the Medianite women appear. At the point of crossing to the promised land, idolatry comes
Numbers 25:1 NKJV
1 Now Israel remained in Acacia Grove, and the people began to commit harlotry with the women of Moab.
The Lord keeps His promises in thousands:
Exodus 20:6 NKJV
6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
12000 x 12 = 1440000
The 12,000 is intensified in the Book of Revelation.
The fruit is multiplied by the workings of the Spirit of God
Revelation 7:1–4 NKJV
1 After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:
Revelation 14:1–5 NKJV
1 Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. 3 They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. 4 These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.
Sang a new song before the throne the four living creatures and the elders
No one could learn the song, except the 144000 who had been purchased from the earth
They have not been defiled with women.
They kept themselves chased
They follow the lamb wherever He goes
They were purchased from the land as first fruits to God and to the Lamb No lie was found in their mouth - sash of truth - blameless
12 Biblical Months and Corresponding Events, and Tribe names
Putting the names together: There is a fortune for those who are willing to make a troublesome, invasive effort.
There are happiness and blessings for those who make a decisive progression forward.
The son of my right hand will guide you to a glorious dwelling place. Let him be praised.
Wrestlings (mental) joined with careful judgment bring an increased ability to hear, see, and inherit the recompense for your trouble.
Chag Sameach Shavuot!!
Shabbat Shalom
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