Torah Portion: Tetzaveh (Shemot 27:20- 30:10)

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Here is a d'rash (commentary) on the Torah Portion - Tetzaveh. This parsha highlights the selection of the priests and the holy garments designed especially for them and, in particular, the High Priest. Of particular interest to us, as believers, are the two stones worn upon the shoulders of the High Priest as well as the twelve "precious" stones upon the breastplate. The imagery in this parsha emphasizes the role of our heavenly High Priest and accentuates the importance of the restoration of the kingdom of Israel. Hope you enjoy. (Approximately 80 minutes)

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Torah Portion: Tetzaveh
Bill's commentary on the Torah portion Tetzaveh. This parsha emphasizes the selection of the priests and preparation of the holy garments designed especially for them and, in particular, the High Priest. This teaching highlights:
  • The mystery of the two stones worn upon the shoulders of the High Priest.
  • The "identity" of the twelve precious stones upon the breastplate.
  • The fascinating relationship between the 12 stones and the Urim v' Tummim.
The prophetic element of this portion reveals the role of our heavenly High Priest, Y'shua, and accentuates the importance of the restoration of the kingdom of Israel. (Approximately 80 minutes)
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14 Responses to Torah Portion: Tetzaveh (Shemot 27:20- 30:10)

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  1. Darlene says:

    Bill,

    Blessed again by this wonderful Torah portion. It is amazing how you tied this in with letters to the churches, specifically Philadelphia. For me this speaks loudly of Our Father’s attention to detail and putting things in their place according to purpose. How that purpose fits into everything else…perfectly. It makes sense how the enemy would fight the hardest in distracting (or derailing) us from that purpose. It is a rare thing indeed to truly find it and can take a lifetime. While He calls us His special jewels, we in turn have found a treasure in Him that no one can rob us of when we discover that purpose (individually and collectively).

    This portion also reminds me of a very powerful service you presented at a church I once attended (many, many years ago) when teaching about the crown Our Messiah will wear :). I think I have shared this more than once, but it was a highlight in my journey to knowing Him and has never left me.

    I am still wondering about the Urim and Tummim, seems more is there than has been revealed at this time. Since the two work in conjunction with one another having different angles of His overall purpose and plan, I can only surmise that this typifies when we are made whole in Him as you stated. Hidden in the breastplate is a mysterious concept, our identities are still hidden to a large degree.

    Thanks again for your gift, I assure you it has stirred my heart this Shabbat. I am blessed!

    Darlene

  2. Rocky Jackson says:

    Another Good one!

  3. Cynthia Hilton says:

    I so enjoy your teachings always. This one has allot of spiritual meaning for me it is very good.

  4. JAIME says:

    Shalom…

    Enjoying your message when I caught a very important point; Alas. when I try to rewind, it is impossible to do so…..

    So something very specific was lost trying to indentify your reference….

    Nothing more frustrating than finding a jewel and holding it closer to the light, when it falls and is lost…..

    Shalom, shalom

  5. miketz elkins says:

    Shalom Bill,

    I propose that Israel’s function,role, and purpose as a kingdom of priest is completely independent from the Levitical priesthood. This could somewhat be compared to the unique roles of a husband and wife that are completely different but ultimately work together to compliment each other. While I do believe the first born of Israel forfeited the privilege of working along side and assisting the Arronic priesthood at the sin of the golden calf, and therfore was bestowed upon the levites. Nevertheless, this had little to no effect on Israel as a nation functioning as a kingdom of priest.

    Number one Israel’s function, role, and purpose as a kingdom of priest was, is, and will be to represent G-d’s new humanity (new creation) to the world just as you yourself has always stressed ” to be the light of the world”. This requires no Tabernacle, Temple, nor altar, and the sacrifices offered are spiritual and living. As Peter well put to proclaim or make known the excellencies of Him who has called us out of darkness into his marvelous light which is simply another way of saying that our mission and mandate is to sanctify and make known His holy name in the earth.

    Secondly, the Arronic priesthood is completely dependent upon the Tabernacle-Temple and altar in order to fulfill their mission which is to reveal how G-d would mercifully and graciously deal with the sins of His redeemed community which ultimately point to the person and work of the Messiah on behalf of all who make up Israel. When these two are put together it forms and paints G-d’s redemptive plan and purpose to the entire world.
    Shalom, Gary

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