Pharaoh allowed the Hebrews to leave Egypt, but their journey had only just begun. Though they were fully armed from plundering the Egyptians, Elohim didn’t want them to become fearful and return to Egypt if the Philistines attacked. He led them on a route by the Yam Suf or the Red Sea. They traveled from Sukkoth to Etam at the edge of the desert. Sukkoth is the same place where Jacob stayed after he met with Esau and put up ‘temporary shelters’ for himself, his family, and their livestock. As Joseph requested before he died, Moshe had his bones to be taken to the Promised Land.
‘Agree to Disagree’
When ‘agree to disagree’ blocks any further discussion, the person who uses the phrase is saying, “I will believe what I want to believe, and you believe what you want to believe.” Apart from being arrogant in thinking that they have stopped an argument or debate by being a peacemaker, they are promoting a ‘different spirit’ than one of Truth that unifies. They are allowing the false ‘spirit’ that governed in the days of the Judges when ‘everyone did what was right in their own eyes’ rather than doing what is right in the eyes of Adonai. They have become the mouthpiece for promoting the world’s tolerance in the Body of Messiah.
The Sabbath ‘Yom’
In Eternity, the restored Sabbath, yom and laila will no longer exist nor will the ‘light’ of a lamp or the sun –– Adonai is the light. Still, the 24-hour Sabbath yom will still be celebrated along with a monthly cycle through the Rosh Chodesh. How will that be? Only God knows. Until then, from sunset to sunset on the seventh day, Adonai gave the weekly Sabbath yom to enter into a moment of what is to come.
Sabbath and a Birthday – February 15
My husband is celebrating his birthday today, a Shabbat in Israel. I made a breakfast of challah French toast and we’re just going to relax after ten days of non-stop activity.