The final chapters of the Book of Exodus and the entire book of Leviticus are taken up with instructions for the building and maintaining of the Mikdash and its service. Rabbi Chaim Richman remarks that “This is not simply another Commandment from G-d, but it is the goal of everything that has preceded it; it was the purpose of the exodus from Egypt; it was foreseen by the Patriarchs. Indeed, we are even taught, that as a main, divine idea, the concept of the Mikdash precedes Creation. It can be said to be the very Goal of Creation.”
As such, it embellishes our conclusions from our recent commentaries and from Rabbinic interpretations, which hint at this concept, that it was HaShem’s Intention to ideally indwell His people, as human tabernacles. This can be linked with the concept of the New Covenant, which HaShem will be concluding with those who are found worthy in the Final Judgment; when they then will serve to be this Tabernacle of His indwelling Spirit (Shechinah) through which He will rule over the Nations. As such, this human Tabernacle should contain the Ark of the Covenant as the Torah “written on the table of their hearts”; and the Menorah Lamp, designed and perfected by HaShem Himself, serving to present this living, human Tabernacle. The Prophet Isaiah refers to this End Time Event as the formulation of the ’Servant’ 00f HaShem, to serve as a Light to the Nations.
We find confirmation of this perfected Human Tabernacle by the Prophet Jeremiah when he describes the mind-blowing Divine Intention of taking back His “Bride whom He divorced” (i.e., the House of 10-Israel, whom He describes as a harlot:
14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith HaShem; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: …
16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith HaShem, that they shall say no more, The Ark of the Covenant of HaShem: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done anymore.”
Why not? Surely because this will now be that Tabernacle that houses the Ark of the Covenant, i.e., the Torah, written on the hearts of that body of souls who will be elected for it in the Final Judgment.
17 “At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of HaShem; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of HaShem, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk anymore after the imagination of their evil heart.
18 ” In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.”
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With this in mind, listen now to the inspiring commentary by Rabbi Riskin on Parashat Terumah and its accompanying Haftarah, which deals with the topic of the Tabernacle (Mishkan).
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February 28, 2020 @ 5:23 pm
“This can be linked with the concept of the New Covenant which HaShem will be concluding with those who are found worthy in the Final Judgment; that they then will serve to be this Tabernacle of His indwelling Spirit (Shechinah) through which He will rule over the Nations.”
This is all ready at work among the Gentiles through the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ … and will someday also be realized Spiritually by the Jewish People.
February 29, 2020 @ 10:11 pm
Yes, that is the common teaching in Christianity, viz. “that the Messiah of the NT introduced a new dispensation in fulfillment of Jer. 31:31.” However, as we will show further here below, the establishment of the NC is at this stage (2021) yet future and Christianity jump-started it by 2000 years. This NC Promise is repeated a few times in Scripture and defined, eg. Ezek. 11:19, “ I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. 20 Then they will follow My Decrees and be careful to keep My Laws. They will be My people, and I will be their G-d.”
Note: It seems to be all about observing His Laws and Decrees. Undeniably, G-d does not change, and certainly not His Culture and expectations or His Will – which is entirely reflected in His Torah.
The following chapters have to be read in their entirety to evaluate the full encompassment of the New Covenant; when, where, why, what? This all are repeated and embellished in: Jer. 3; Jer. 31; Ezek. 37; Ezek. 11; Ezek. 36; Ezek. 34; Ezek. 39. These full chapters each set the context around the establishment of a New Covenant. In this way one can establish the following repeatedly confirmed pattern of:
– Judah and Israel’s failure to comply with the Covenant (Torah observance);
– resultant exile from the Land;
– regathering and return of both Judah and Israel to be re-united and resettled in the Land;
– establishment of a New Covenant.
The following extract confirms this sequence in one short chapter while each of the chapters quoted above confirms the entire sequence in varying detail. Ezek. 36:24, “For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.”
A sober consideration now of this most important Message of all Scripture and Prophecy will confirm that:
Christianity jumped the gun by 2000 years to claim “already being in the New Covenant.” For even to this day (21st century), there has been:
– NO major ingathering of the two estranged Houses of Israel, i.e. Judah (Jews) and the 10 Lost Tribes of the House of Israel yet. Only 50% of World Jewry has returned and a trickle of Ten Tribers developed over the last two decades. (This is what the Kol Hator Vision and Promotion is all about – and this regathering and reconciliation is still light years away from completion at the current rate of acknowledgment and obstruction).
– Christianity, while claiming to be already in the New Covenant has in fact rejected the entire vital Divine Requirement for Torah observance, i.e. the very reason why both Houses have been rejected andmexiled. Thus, there is very limited sign in the practising of Christianity’s theology which conforms to Torah. Of the main Torah requisites which also prove the identification as “G-d’s very own People”, there is NO Sign at all. Just viral rejection: eg. The 7th Day Shabbat, the annual 7 Biblical (‘Jewish’) Feasts, circumcision, consumption of only Divinely approved foods – to mention just a few.
We are fortunate to live in these Times that there is an reawakening amongst the exiled an unidentified People of G-d spread amongst the nations across the World. Hence, the current World-wide fast growing Torah Revolution. As a result, Prophecies are unfolding in our understanding, confirming what Jewish Sages and Bible Prophets have predicted for the End Times. We are therefore presented with a better understanding of what this New Covenant really entails.
All that is required now on BOTH sides, is to stubbornly stick to dusty and rusted traditional theological culture, or to follow the unfolding new opportunities for Return to our Roots and compliance with citizenship for His Coming Kingdom to be established from Jerusalem.
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