Category: דרש Drash (Hb. ‘Diligently Seeking Truth’)

REMEDYING The IDENTITY CRISIS starts with YOU

TORAH STUDENTS: We are building upon B’RESHEET – THE FOUNDATION OF OUR FAITH (AGREEMENTS!). Holding onto your worthless idols, Parents? Abraham CAST THEM OFF… Every soul has an IDENTITY CRISIS. Why? We are still consuming from and confusing The Two Trees… Whatever dysfunctions in our lifetime that we CHOOSE to not be delivered from, WE […]

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Loving ADONAI ELOHEINU with your ENTIRE ATTITUDE?

Did you know that we OFTEN mistake our emotions FOR G-D’S VOICE?  How many times have you ‘heard and obeyed’ (shama!) YOUR OWN VOICE?  That is YOUR own CURRENT STATE OF EMOTIONS YOUR OWN ATTITUDES – YOUR OWN DESIRES – YOUR OWN APPETITES? It will only be in our individual and collective ‘TURNING ASIDE TO SEE’ that […]

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Responding to The First Lament

Genesis 3:9 The FIRST LAMENT and LIFE-LONG POINT OF CONSIDERATION  9 Adonai, God, called to the man, “Where are you?” For context ‘Ayeka?’ is the penetrating question we contemplate each morning IN THE LIGHT OF MESSIAH that it may DIRECT OUR DAY(s). It’s most often translated ‘Where are you?’  But its Hebrew meaning is much deeper than […]

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Noach, Yetzer Hara, and VICTORY!

CALL YOURSELF (ONLY) WHAT G-D CALLS YOU (PROCLAIM/CALL OUT/RECITE). Are you? VICTORIUS ATTITUDE comes from our ‘yetzer hatov’ (GOOD/properly functioning inclination). DEFEATIST ATTITUDE comes from our ‘yetzer hara’ (evil/dysfunctional inclination). Expounded from this thought in Genesis from this week’s Torah Portion ‘Noach’… YETZER is a ‘framework, purpose, and mindset’. We have TWO [since we ‘ate […]

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The Door to The Kingdom of Heaven

The Torah Portion for this week lays out for us the 8 Moedim.  These are the Eight Appointed Times of The LORD G-D from Vayikra (Leviticus) 23.  They were established for us from ‘The Beginning’: (from www.studylight.org) The word moed comes from the word yâ‛ad meaning ‘to meet’.  The two letter root is ayin-dalet, can be expressed as ‘see […]

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Arrogance Is Not Holy Reverence

Arrogance is far from The Holy Reverence of ADONAI <– and that is where WISDOM manifests. First, DEFINE REVERENCE – especially how G-D Himself defines it. That will take some time, searching and thought. Now, differentiate between King Messiah’s Reverence and worldly reverence (or fear). What or who have you ‘lifted and admired’ above ADONAI […]

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‘And G-d said’ Concerning Image and Likeness

 ‘And G-d said, Let Us make humankind in Our tzelem (image), after Our demut (likeness)…’ ~ Genesis 1:26 Today’s Purpose: ‘To WALK in my predestination to be CONFORMED to the PREEMINENT IMAGE of Yeshua’. (SEE Romans 8:29) When The Ruach HaKodesh guides us to a deeper understanding of The Word, we begin to detest the […]

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