Chanukkah (Hanukkah) 2020 began the evening of Thursday, December 10 and ended the evening of Friday, December 18.
- Chag Haurim Sameach (Happy Festival of Lights)!
- Kislev is the month of Dreams
- Joseph the Dreamer
- Kislev is a time of Awakening
- Kislev is a time to discover and rely upon the Salvation of Adonai
- There are eight references to Kislev in the Tanakh
- Kislev Lesson #1: The Signet Ring of the Eternal One
- The Ashrei-Man
- The Little Torah
- The Royal Law of the Spirit
- The Little Torah within is also the Great Torah without!
- May Avinu Shebashamayim (our Heavenly Father) sing His Great Blessing over you!!
The Little Torah:
Do you know the difference between the written Torah and the engraved Little Torah?
The Great Torah of the Spirit is also called the Little Torah (Scroll) and the Royal Torah. Unlike the imprinted Torah that was imprinted “upon parchment” that is a mirror reflection of HaShem written down by Moses—-the royal “engravings” of the Ten Commandments were inscribed by the actual Hand of God.
These royal engravings that were inscribed by the Hand of God (בְּאֶצְבַּ֥ע אֱלֹהִֽים-literally by the Finger of God) completely penetrated throughout “all” of the two tablets of the Ten Commandments.
This penetration of the actual Presence of HaShem—all the way through His two tablets—represents the penetration of the Spirit of the Holy One “upon, in and through” all of our physical and spiritual being.
This penetration throughout all of our being is exactly like that event whereby the all-consuming fiery Hand of God completely penetrated the two tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Hebrew letters of the Ten Commandments were burned completely all the way through the tablets (upon, within, and through). For this reason:
The letters (pictographs) of the Ten Commandments became completely invisible; just as God is invisible.
However, the invisibility of the Ten Commandments was ultimately made visible. How was the invisible Presence of God made visible? The invisibility of the Ten Commandments was made visible by the physical form (background) that remained as a visible contrast to the actual Letters from God’s Hand that remained after He had burned His invisible Presence all the way through the two stone tablets.
In this manner of revelation, therefore, the tablets of the Ten Commandments retained a dual physical form and Spiritual nature.
The dual form and nature of the Ten Commandments included both a visible physical form – the visible stone background that made the invisible letters visible – and a Spiritual nature that included the actual Indwelling Presence of the Spirit of the Holy One that Indwelt the two tablets of stone. This means that present in the Ten Commandments there was both the invisible Presence of the invisible God and a “visible image” of His Presence that was revealed in the surrounding stone background. Therefore we read regarding the Messiah (1, 2):
.הוא צלם של האלוהים הבלתי נראה, בכור כל בריאה
“He is the image of the invisible God (Tselem Elohim), the firstborn of all creation”
The Royal Law of the Spirit:
The Little Torah that is the Great Torah (more precious than the written Torah) is the Torah of the Spirit that penetrates “beyond” our inner being. This is the Royal Law of the actual Indwelling Presence of the Spirit of the Holy One. The Spirit Himself is The Hand of God. He is the One who will never leave or forsake us (Israel). The Spirit of God is our Helper (1, 2). Our Helper will never cease communicating “upon, within, and through” us His ineffable perfecting works of ahavah and chesed.
The Little Torah within is also the Great Torah without!
In the invisible Presence of our God that Indwells us, His Little Torah (His Ten Commandments), we discover how we shall one day live our lives in Perfect Friendship with God our perfect Father (Shalem) and each other (shelamim). For it is written:
.לָכֵן הֱיוּ א שְׁלֵמִים, כְּמוֹ שֶׁאֲבִיכֶם שֶׁבַּשָּׁמַיִם שָׁלֵם הוּא
“So be perfect (שלמים-shelamim, a peace offering) as your heavenly Father is perfect (שלם-Shalem; our Perfect Friend).”
We must voluntarily, therefore, now offer up our lives to God our Father as a living sacrifice. It is time for our people and our nation (Israel) to be consumed all the way through with the Indwelling Presence of His Spirit of Holiness. Then like Avinu Shebashamayim (our Father in heaven) we shall dwell in His Shalem—-a perpetual, unending relational state of wellness, harmony, and Friendship with Abba Avinu (Father our Father and one another).
Therefore if we (Israel) by the mercies of Avi HaRachamim (Father of Mercy) present our bodies a living and holy sacrifice, a peace offering that is acceptable to Abba Avinu, then we will all receive the permanent Indwelling Presence of the Spirit of Holiness. The Spirit of Holiness: He is the One who will remove all of our sins and thereafter transform our minds so that we (Israel) may prove what the will of HaShem our God is. For He desires that we behave in a manner – His way of life – that makes for perfect Friendship. So, it is a true saying:
We must strive to do what is good and expedient for we owe an eternal debt of friendship to God our Father, who is our Friend.
So like our father Abraham (the friend of God) we (all Israel) must be willing to become a peace offering (shelamim) to our heavenly Father so that then all of His promises to Abraham will come true for us. For God has sworn a promise (oath) of everlasting friendship to our father Abraham and through him to all who believe in God’s Word—and His Word cannot be broken. Therefore, we believe that it is time for change:
It is time for our people of Israel to be reconciled to God our Father and our nation of Israel to be fully restored!
It is time now for our Messiah to return to us from the far country (heaven) and restore to us the kingdom of God. Therefore, it is now time for all of us to receive the gift of our Father which is the permanent Indwelling Presence of His Spirit. Therefore, it is now time for all of us to receive His gift of the LIttle Torah (Scroll) that is the Great Torah of the actual Indwelling Presence of the Living One (Ruach Elohim Chayim). Therefore, it is written (Ezekiel 11:19-20):
ונתתי להם לב אחד ורוח חדשה אתן בקרבכם והסרתי לב האבן מבשרם ונתתי להם לב בשר׃ למען בחקתי ילכו ואת־משפטי ישמרו ועשו אתם והיו־לי לעם ואני אהיה להם לאלוהים׃
וְנָתַתִּ֤י לָהֶם֙ לֵ֣ב אֶחָ֔ד וְר֥וּחַ חֲדָשָׁ֖ה אֶתֵּ֣ן בְּקִרְבְּכֶ֑ם וַהֲסִ֨רֹתִ֜י לֵ֤ב הָאֶ֙בֶן֙ מִבְּשָׂרָ֔ם וְנָתַתִּ֥י לָהֶ֖ם לֵ֥ב בָּשָֽׂר׃ לְמַ֙עַן֙ בְּחֻקֹּתַ֣י יֵלֵ֔כוּ וְאֶת־מִשְׁפָּטַ֥י יִשְׁמְר֖וּ וְעָשׂ֣וּ אֹתָ֑ם וְהָיוּ־לִ֣י לְעָ֔ם וַאֲנִ֕י אֶהְיֶ֥ה לָהֶ֖ם לֵאלֹהִֽים׃
“And I will give you one heart, and put a new spirit [of friendship] within you. And I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh (the Indwelling Presence of the Spirit of the Holy One), that you [Israel] may walk in My statutes [walk in the power and virtue of My Spirit] and keep My ordinances and do them. Then you will be My people, and I shall be your God.” [Forever] Shalom, Shalom.