Chukat – Numbers 19:1-22:1

Is there a red heifer in Israel? What is the water of menstruation for cleansing? Does a corrupt priesthood invalidate the water of purification and are we cut off without it? Is the site of the Temple off limits today? What exactly did Moses do wrong when Yehovah brought water from the rock? How did the snake on the pole cross the line into idolatry?

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  1. jessie paulsen says

    Moses placed himself as a God. The (we) says it all God is the Holy one.

  2. Philip says

    The Torah, “from the Mouth of G-d to the hand of Moses” went to great lengths to make it clear that although the spirit of G-d can be found in Man, no human being would ever be considered G-d.

    He is referred to as Moshe Rabenu…. Moses our teacher
    Avraham avinu…. Abraham our father
    Devorah Hadina..Deborah the Judge
    David Hamelech … David the King

    The Holy Scriptures NEVER aludes to there ever being anything like a Man-god.

    The idea of gods taking human forms and mating with humans to spawn demigods was clearly a pagan belief prevalent in Greek and Roman culture where you had demigods like
    Askalepios son of sun god Apollo
    Aeneas son of Aphrodite
    Amphion founder of Thebes, son of Zeus
    Pegasus son of Poseidun
    Hercules, son of Zeus
    Helen of Troy, Daughter of Zeus
    Iasion, mortal son of Electra
    Minos, King of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa
    Memnos, King of Ethiopia, son of goddess Aurora
    Calais and Zetes, sons of Boreas, god of the North Wind
    Achilles, son of THetes, goddess of water, faughter of the sea god Nereus

    The idea of a Man-god would not seem strange to the Greeks or Romans,
    That was purely part of their Mythology.
    Even the Emperors got into the act.
    Julius Caesar was declared a god by the senate when a comet was sited during games in his honor. Mark Anthony had been appointed as his flamen or Priest before Dius Julius death and before the Temple was built. After Mark Antony’s death, Octavian, adopted son of Caeser assumed the title Divi Filius (son of god)
    Augustus Octavian Caeser was in turn named a god upon his death,

    Egyptian Pharoahs were considered gods. THey were mystical Intersessors between this world and the next. Jesus, whose family fled Judea after Herod began executing decendents of the Royal House of David following the census of the year 6 ordered by Augustus, (see Luke 2:1) returned to Jerusalem some years later with any new mystical ideas.

  3. Terri Swaim says

    thank you

  4. YoAv ben Porey says

    To whom much is given, much is required…

    Moses, being agitated by the Israelites, lost his cool to honor Yehovah and struck the rock instead of speaking to it. Giving-in to ones emotions is not always good, as when Yeshua cursed the Fig Tree for having no fruit, when he was agitated by hunger — instead of speaking life into it, to bear fruit the next day. Sadly, the tree was following its Yehovah given nature, for it was not the season for figs.

    Mark 11:12-14 On the next day, when they had left Bethany, He became hungry. 13 Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 He said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again!” And His disciples were listening.

    Now, had Yeshua said, ‘May you bring forth fruit continually,’ one might derive “to be ready in season and out of season,” but he gave into his agitation, just as Moses did.

  5. Robert Roland says

    Looking to see that video of Keith’s.

  6. stefan says

    Is it possible that the water of purification is for the levites and priests who serve in the tabernacle only? Numbers 18:21-21 says that the israelites could not come close to the tabernacle anymore.

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