Posts Tagged ‘commandment’

The sixth year, a year of preparation

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Sabbatical Year

This sixth year of the Sabbatical cycle is a year of preparation. Just like we have the weekly Sabbath with the sixth day as the preparation day, we have the Sabbatical year, the seventh year, with the sixth year as a year of preparation. So this year when the barley is found aviv and the new moon has been sighted, we will start to prepare for the Sabbatical year which starts 1 Aviv 2016. The purpose of this article is to be a practical guide as to what we are to have in place before the beginning of the next Sabbatical year.

Discipleship

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Training in righteousness

What is the purpose of discipleship - to become like your master

What are the implications if we claim to be disciples of Y’Shua? Several people asked Y’Shua this question and He provided some interesting answers. Y’Shua also made clear what the potential results will be if we do decide to become His disciples. We also need to ensure that we apply this to our lives today.

What about the mezuzah?

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Training in righteousness

In our study on the use of tefillin we came to the conclusion that it is not possible to defend either side of the argument. In the same scriptures we also see the reference to the writing of the words on the doorpost. This leads to the next question – should we interpret this part literally?

The Sabbatical year, why the poor remains poor

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Sabbatical Year

In the previous article, we have shared with you why the land must be left to lie fallow. YHVH is the owner of the land; we are the stewards and are to do what He commands. Apart from that, we have learned how the land benefits from keeping this commandment by rejuvenating and regenerating itself. We then benefit from the crops that are produced. Without letting the land rest; the soil eventually dies and becomes barren. YHVH has another reason for us to keep this commandment, a very important reason, it is about debt and poverty.

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