This session is entitled: Approaching Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26- The Holiness of YHWH and the Prophetic Spirit
What does it mean for us to carry a prophetic spirit? What does it mean to even be prophetic for that matter? What are the emotions of YHWH’s heart as expressed in the Scriptures, and through the vessels He chose to speak His words? Eat the scroll, it’s as sweet as honey! …but it will turn bitter in your stomach.
This session explores what it means to have a heart posture that approaches these two chapters of enormity in the Torah with tenderness, truth, and an honest assessment of what we think about YHWH’s leadership.
Post 35 is Session 46. We take time this session to review the notes from Session 45 (linked below). We also process through the nature of the resurrection, and other important questions during this Q and A discussion time. A lot of good questions come out and great feedback is given as a good discussion helps facilitate the things coming alive in hearts. What a blessing to hear gentiles understanding the beauty of Israel’s calling and what it could mean as a response in this generation.
Post 34 is Session 45. Since the notes for the Deuteronomy 18 Prophet like Moses are included in the previous session and we had taken several weeks to study them we moved on to the Song of Moses. This session is entitled: A Seamless Tapestry of Latter Days Events. It is based on the oracle of Deuteronomy 32 and ties together in a chain many passages in the prophets, gospels, and Revelation concerning the latter days. I would describe this session as a biblical detailing of Jacob’s Trouble– the final 3 1/2 years proceeding the return of Jesus.
In session 44, we discuss the topic of what is known as Christian Hedonism. This framework is helpful to carrying joy in our daily life, understanding destiny by God’s design, and seeing the joy Jesus carried through His daily life as He understood His identity as the Deuteronomy 18 Prophet. This short session will pick up again next week where it left off, as a private discussion ensued that is not proper to detail here. Sorry!
In picking up where we left off with the importance of the Shemah in Deuteronomy 6, we also find what lies between the lines of Deuteronomy 4-5 by excavating Deuteronomy 18. In doing so, we begin to uncover the identity of Jesus as the Prophet like Moses. This session mainly handles the context of the details so as to frame where we are headed––the Gospel’s through new eyes. How did Jesus view Himself? What did He believe He was accomplishing? How intentional are His words, that are the very words of life? As we uncover these questions the answers are truly astounding. Prepare to see Jesus as He might have seen Himself.
Here is the second part of the session which was incidentally left off last week.
The Shemah from Deuteronomy 6 is such an extensive subject that my understanding of it needs to grow. Therefore, it is not adequately handled in this post. However, what we do in this session is read through Deuteronomy 6-8 and seek to understand how YHWH values His words and hopes that others would equally value them. In turn, we see the formula for not valuing His words, and the consequences therein. This is inextricably tied to Jesus life and words in the Gospels as we continue to behold the gospels as a nearly synonymous narrative to the Torah.
(Post 29, Session 39 has unfortunately been lost in a computer problem. In light of Christmas, we took some time to discuss the different announcements in the gospels regarding Jesus. I’m leaving the space for this session should it be recovered in the future.)
Session 40 is a parenthesis within our class which focuses on the question of repentance and its nature. We talk of orbiting the “fear of the Lord” and why this central to repentance in light of the Day of the Lord. We also look again at Psalm 119 and how critical it can be in centralizing prayer around the Torah.
Session 41 returns to our study continuing through Deuteronomy 4-5. We discuss the three tiered promise of YHWH to Israel to not fail them, destroy them, nor forget the covenant which He has swore to them. We examine Moses magnum opus in Deuteronomy 4 and discuss the contents of chapter 5 in detail finally completing chapter 5.
Continuing through our journey of Deuteronomy chapter 4 we hone in this session regarding verse 26- “I call heaven and earth to witness against you.” The rabbit hole of this passage might be much deeper than ever anticipated, but the approach is well justified in Scripture. The context of this passage must first be uncovered in the Torah to see the purpose of the heavenly luminaries as a witness which in turn gives a lot of context to end-time events yet unseen.
Note* We have upgraded our recording capabilities so that everyone participating in the class can be heard and the volume should be louder as it is undergoing a post recording process.
Session 36. Wow. This was extremely fun to do together and it all happens live for shock value.
As we’ve been mining Deuteronomy 4-6 a major question I’ve had for several years suddenly made perfect sense. Is the Sermon on the Mount speaking about Israel’s election and calling based on Deuteronomy 4? Let’s find out together. If so, this changes everything.
Session 26 is a kind of processing session in which we discuss “gentile footnotes,” the election of Israel, the glory of YHWH and how the summing up of all things in Christ is still the point of our faith. We do finally get to Deuteronomy 4, but will be there again next week. Good times.