Parsha Lech Lecha 2023

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TORAH: GENESIS 12:1-17:27
PROPHETS: ISAIAH 40:27-41:16
GOSPEL: JOHN 8:51-58
Isaiah 40:27–41:16
Acts 7:1–8
Romans 3:19–5:6
Galatians 3:15–18; 5:1–6
Colossians 2:11–15
Hebrews 7:1–19; 11:8–12

“Lech Lecha” - Go, Get out of Yourself! - Get out of Yourself - the Source of Sin is Self-Seeking

Hebrew Word “Lich Luch” means Filth… Get out of the Filth of this World!
Lot goes with Abram - Lot’s Faith was that he chose life of dangerous uncertainty, over pleasant lies and deception
Lot and Abram’s Family were Idol Worshipers - the Haftarah speaks of Idol Worship… Genesis 31:34 refers to Household Idols as “Terahfim”… That’s why there was a commentary about Terah having an Idol Workshop - Story about Abraham ridiculing people from buying his fathers Idols, he destroys them all, and leaves the biggest one with a stick in its hand… Terah ran and told Nimrod, and he tested him with the Fiery Furnace - Jasher 11 and 12
Commentary that Abram felt guilty that Lot’s Father died (Haran), so he took responsibility and took care of Lot - Midrash about Nimrod and the Fiery Furnace - Ur Chasdim - “Fire of the Chaldeans” - Deuteronomy 4:20
Deuteronomy 4:20 LEB
20 But Yahweh has taken you and brought you out from the furnace of iron, from Egypt, to be a people of inheritance to him, as it is this day.
Abraham went through 10 tests, each getting significantly harder… ending with the binding of Issac, and starting with the Fiery Furnace… the second test was “Lech Lecha”
Question: Why was Abraham afraid of saying that Sarai was his Wife? And how does the Egyptians morality skewed? Or is it?
(Commentary that the most beautiful women were Goddesses trapped in a Human Body, which are reserved only for the Pharaoh (Which is a God to them), so when a peasant is married to said woman, they are commiting a crime and are therefore not Murdered, but executed for their crime… That’s how they justify murdering someone, even thought they wouldn’t commit Adultery
Prophetic foreshadow of the Exodus - Abraham goes down to Egypt because of a famine, there are plagues that are poured out, and Abraham leaves with great riches.
Rescuing Lot from the 4 kings, Melchizedek and Abram tithes to him (Levitical Priesthood tithing to the Priesthood of Melchizedek),
Genesis 15, God makes Covenant with Abram, Prophecies about Israel in Egypt, exactly as it happened to him,
Question Athiests ask, “If God is so merciful, why does He allow Evil and suffering to exist in this World?”, they also say, “Why doesn’t God just destroy the Evil people so that Good people don’t suffer?” well, God also gives time for the wicked to repent… for 470 years to be exact… and then when times up, they have no right to accuse Him of being unjust… God warned about the Flood, nobody listened except for Noah, and his family was spared… God gave the 7 nations in the land of Canaan time to repent, and after 470 years, God used Israel as an agent to judge and destroy those Nations. Does that make God unjust? No!!!
Unfortunately, most of the time, skeptics aren’t looking for understanding, but they’re looking for excuses to discredit God and His Righteousness
The Angel of God spoke to Hagar and gave her a promise about Ishmael. a very negative prophecy, Genesis 16:11-13
Genesis 16:11–13 LEB
11 And the angel of Yahweh said to her: “Behold, you are pregnant and shall have a son. And you shall call his name Ishmael, for Yahweh has listened to your suffering. 12 And he shall be a wild donkey of a man, his hand will be against everyone, and the hand of everyone will be against him, and he will live in hostility with all his brothers.” 13 So she called the name of Yahweh who spoke to her, “You are El-Roi,” for she said, “Here I have seen after he who sees me.”
According to Torah, regardless of which wife is loved or unloved, the firstborn of the Father gets the inheritance.. Who was the firstborn of Abraham… Ishmael… that’s why he received physical blessings in his life, and that’s one of the reasons why the Arabic Nations are wealthy and prosperous… Because of the inheritance of Abraham…
So Ishmael got the Earthly inheritance, but Issac got the Heavenly Promise…
“In the Jungle, a lion doesn’t need to announce that he is a lion” - Talk is Cheap - Abraham was known as the Father of Loving kindness - threw out his firstborn, got involved in a world war, nearly butchered his unique son.
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