Torah Portion Bamidbar Complete

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Numbers 1:1-4:20

Hosea 1:10-2:20


This Parashah covers the Israelite census, the order of movement, the Levites duties, the redemption of the first-born, and more.

In this portion we see a great example of how YHVH positions his kingdom and gives roles to the leaders of Israel. I believe that we as His kingdom should learn from this portion how to walk in the role our king calls us do for the kingdom. Walking in Unity does not mean that we have to agree with everything but walking in unity to preserve the Holiness of YHVH should be the lesson learned from this Torah portion.

We also discuss the Priestly order, which is a special office that YHVH gave as a Royal Grant to the Clan of Levi for an Eternal Inheritance. Many people do not realize how important it is for us to be aware of the legality involved in this work of the temple service and what would happen to those who would transgress against the Great King. I will show you some legal terminology found in the book of numbers that will reflect the seriousness of this grant and the consequences found in scriptures that play the role of the witness for us to learn. Korah, Nadad and abihu teaches us about how to respect the Oath, government and Hierarchic order of YHVH and His kingdom.

We will also be discussing the Honorable Role and Status Ascribed to the Levitical order of the Priesthood as well as making the distinctions between the Two Essential Priestly Orders, The Melchitzedek of the Macro-Temple in the Cosmos and The Aaronic/Levitical of the Micro-Temple on the Earth.

This page includes Torah Portions from multiple years covered by Wisdom in Torah. Each year we covered the Torah from a different perspective so you can explore each Parashah from a different perspective and focus.

  • 2010 Portions: Focus on Messianic connections in the Parashah
  • ANET Portions: Focus on the ancient Near Eastern cultural context of the Parashah
  • Mitzvot Portions: Focus on explaining and exploring the commandments found in the Parashah (in progress)
  • 2015 Portions: Revisiting the Parashah looking at the ancient cultural context more in depth with additional areas that have been researched
  • Brit Portions: Focus on connecting the Brit Hadashah (New Testament) to the Parashah

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Rico Cortes

I am a teacher of Scriptures, Torah follower, and believer in Messiah Yeshua. I have been given the opportunity to share the Word of God with many believers around the world. My work as a servant of the Most High God has allowed me to be a voice to spread the good news of the New Testament, unveiling its truth through context and the obedience to the Almighty through his Torah.

38 thoughts on “Torah Portion Bamidbar Complete”

  1. Fire!! Thank you for continuing playing your note in ADONAI’S orchestra. These teachings help me find my note so I can play my part. Be blessed

  2. Rev 1:6; 5:10; 20:6 – refers to ‘us’ and ‘you’ being made priests unto God – in light of Parasha B’Midmar and the priesthood set aside by the Almighty – who exactly will these priests be – are they only the Levites or all in Messiah or something else? Looking forward to getting clarification on this.

    Thanks so much for all the amazing teachings – just loving and being seriously challenged by your course on The Temple (heaps of work!). So appreciate you and your being available to Abba YHWH to be a channel of His Truth.

    1. I meant to add this too, the word ZUR in Num 1:51 for stranger means those outside the role of the Levites. They were in the wilderness. There were no “foreigners” now with them. They were all Israelites even those who came with them from Egypt are now considered Israelites. We often think stranger means someone who isn’t part of the camp. Again, this supports the role of the Levites and that anyone else attempting to do it is encroaching. Thanks Rico!!

    2. One more! LOL. In Numbers 3:9 says that God gave the Levites to Aharon and his sons. The word give is Natan which is a royal gift by the King. What He gives, NO ONE can take away!!! If they do, then it’s encroachment again against the King!! Loved the teaching Rico!!

  3. I have changed my terminology when teaching on the Temple Priesthoods since shooting this in 2015.
    I will not be referring to either of them as “Orders” any longer. I was describing them with that specific term ONLY to show the distinction of function between the Earthly and the Heavenly, not due to the word order being used in any one verse.
    So, In light of my brother Ryan White’s teaching on Melchizedek and the word “order” in the verses pertaining to a mistranslation from oath/word to order attached to this King/Priest, I will be switching my terms to reflect a Royal/Heavenly and Servant/Earthly wording or describing them in Degrees

    1. Hi Dan and Mel
      Could you point me to this teaching thanks. There appears a growing confusion disseminated by some Torah teachers of late along these very lines, subtle and quite deceptive it would appear.

      Thanks In anticipation.

  4. It seems that people should not be envoking the Priestly Blessing, unless we are Levites, and males. Would you agree? Why not?

    If we are Melekizadic order, then we’d also have a different blessing for the people as well, we’d not be using the instruction to the Levites , how to put HaShem’s name on the people.

  5. Daniel, makes perfect sense that the Melckzadok is a heavely relm; if Abba instituted it on earth; there would have been specific instructions for who, their roles, and instructions for them to perform their duties; just like Aaron, Moses, and Levites.

  6. Cristina Monaghan

    Where in the world does one think (and this is what I had been asking myself forever it seemed till Abba revealed it to me, and recently with ANEC and ANECT teachings) that the say “nation” of Ireland get the idea to carry “battle standards” into battle”? what were battle standards? etc……… Abba has hearkened me back to a trip I was blessed to take in 1992 to Ireland.
    I got to go into this museum……… and it is full of Battle Standards…….just like what Rico is talking about here in the part one of this………… there were two legends I heard while touring this museum, one was that the reason it was called “Innis KILLININGS” was because these two “regiments” the Dragoons and the Fusiliers, were brutal and barbaric, and killed countless men during their battles……… the other legend was that one of the goals was to literally “capture the flag” a game some kids play just for fun…….. It amazes me the rich history of our Creator and King, stolen away from us………Todah Abba for this info now for just a time as this in my life!!!!!!

    all one has to do is watch a movie of where there is a battle especially the older ones…….. and there are “battle standards” all over……… every where……and it was learned from ancient past……….. wow my wow-o-meter has gone off the richtor scale, and my brain has blown a fuse……….. I walk around all the time as I ponder and commune with the Holy Spirit, just smacking my head……. :/

  7. What a wonderful teaching!!!! I learned so much…. didn’t want it to end. I want to listen again and again; every year it is new again. There is so little time and so much to learn. Thank you for doing all this study to enrich us with His Word.

  8. Rico,
    Isn’t the shovel to dig a hole and to cover up the “movement” so when He is walking “IN” the camp, He does not see the indecent thing and leave??? It seems like that the people would not have to walk outside the camp to use the facilities.

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