Torah Thoughts on Behar-Bechukotai (By My Decrees)
Leviticus 25:1-18 (1st Day)
This weeks Torah portion is especially relevant to me and the place in life that I am in personally. I try not to use my own life as a focus when bringing you the truth of Torah, other than as an illustration, but sometimes things reflected in my life are somewhat profound. My life can be used as profound illustrations that I believe can encourage and uplift you in your life as well!We are once again studying the 1 st Aliyah of the Torah portion entitled, “Behar-Bechukotai.” It is another double portion this week.If you tuned last Shabbat, I used a few examples of how YHVH provided for people within our fellowship even yearsbefore this virus hit! It speaks of the fact that our Elohim lives outside of the boundaries of time and space which allows Him to provide for us in miraculous and profound ways.In looking at this weeks Torah reading, I was absolutely amazed by the place in which the text fell. The full portion covers Leviticus 25:1-27:34. The first Aliyah that we arestudying is Lev. 25:1-18.The reading begins with the command of the sabbath rest ofthe land every seven years. It is specific that they are to let the land rest the first year that they enter the promised land. Towards the end of the Aliyah, we find the command of the year of jubilee!Every 50 years was the year of jubilee to be observed. That is the time of complete and total restoration of freedoms, rights and possessions so that all in the land and the people of the land and heritage would experience absolute freedom and restoration!Why is this important to me? I believe that our Elohim is sending me a personal message. You see, in a few short days, I will be turning 50 years old! HalleluYah! My year of jubilee is upon me.There are other very interesting things. My truck is only about5000 miles shy from turning 500,000 miles. I have used this truck in the service of YHVH since I bought it brand new off the lot in 2007. This F-150 has been all over the country! (Bythe way, I would love an F-250 King Ranch 4X4 Edition fully loaded, just sayin’ ;) ) so my truck is about to experience a jubilee too, lol! Another "coincidence?", my granddaughter just turned 5, and we are currently counting down the Omer, the "50" days between the first Sabbath following Passover and Shavuot (Pentecost). Recently, one of my spiritual mothers, MaMa Sarah, just spoke that my jubilee is going to take place now. HalleluYah! Mama Sarah had no idea about the Torah reading this week!I am very excited and in much expectation about what is to come! I have been faithful to YHVH all of these years (and He has been more than faithful to me) and I will continue to serve him for another 50 years should He see fit! I could not have coordinated Mama Sarah’s words, my 5 year old granddaughter, or my 500,000 mile truck on my own for my 50th year of life, during the counting down of the Omer to Pentecost(50 days)! These are sign-posts along the way.So what does this mean to you? Abba is a good father!. Just take a look around and see the different ways in which He is letting YOU know that He has you in His hands,too and has always had you in His hands!Remember Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”Be encouraged by that word. He has an expected end for you. His thoughts towards you are of peace. Find your Shalom in His plans for you. He has been leading you all along!