Torah Portion Masei Complete

Numbers 33:1-36:13

Jeremiah 2:4-2:28, 3:4 & 4:1-2

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This Parashah covers a recounting of the stages that Israel went through since their journey from Egypt, directions for the conquest of Canaan, the boundaries of the land, naming of the tribal leadership, establishment of Levitical cities, establishment of cities of refuge, laws concerning the avenger of blood, and the ruling concerning female heirs.

This week's Torah portion deals with the 42 locations of the wandering of the children of Israel in the Wilderness. Also, we will find the plan of redemption in the commandment of the cities of refuge. I pray that this weeks torah portion will give you deeper understanding of the wisdom in YHVH and how He is always keeping his word and covenant with His people Israel even in the mist of trouble, disobedience, and rebellion.

In the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Israelites, and say to them: When you cross over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their figured stones, destroy all their cast images, and demolish all their high places.

In 1948, God restored Judah back to the land of Israel. Fast forward 66 years later and we are currently seeing the fruits of not kicking the idolatrous Muslims out of the land which God promised our forefathers.

But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those whom you let remain shall be as barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides; they shall trouble you in the land where you are settling. And I will do to you as I thought to do to them.

Today, Hamas is a thorn in Israel's side. Not something that has the ability to kill you, but something that is a constant source of trouble. It should be no surprise that this week's Torah Portion (the 2nd in the 3 leading up to Tish B'Av) includes this warning to Israel.

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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  • There are no power points for this teaching, but for further studies on the Rites of Passage, please click on this link: The Rites of Passage

Rico Cortes

34 thoughts on “Torah Portion Masei Complete”

  1. Thank you so much for consistently reflecting the character of Yeshua. Thank you so much as well for the strong admonision to take your courses. I am learnin’ so much and scripture is becomin’ clearer yet again. Tis like the peelin’ away layer by layer…just when you think you’ve come to a clear understandin’ there is another layer that opens it up all the more! I know u are very busy and have lots to care for…but Rico, we here at Anamchara Ministries are so thankful for u and ur comittement to small congregations like us, to allow the King to use u to lead us and help us to see Truth! Thank u for bein’ willin’ to speak correction when needed and to give words of encouragement when needed! Thank u mo chara! Shalom

  2. Greetings! Thank you for your commitment to sharing each week to encourage and strengthen us. Appreciate your sharing your screen so we can see the name of the bible software you are using. May YHVH bless you and yours. Shabbat Shalom!

  3. So good, thank you for sharing your heart with us Rico! May Yahweh continue to bless you and your family as you continue to do His Will and teach us! Praying for your mother-in-law.

  4. Wow. Thank you so much! I learned so much. I especially benefited from the ANET portion and this year’s portion. Great job Daniel. I have long understood the white stone of revelation to be a sign of covenant but now I wonder if it might be a boundary stone. Taking that with the new name could possibly tie into tribal designation and allotment for people like me who, as far as I know, am not from Judah, Levi etc? Or maybe I’m just off by a couple hundred degrees

  5. Deborah Stephens

    Rico, thank you so much for this lesson! This is my first Torah cycle and this teaching wraps up, explains, confirms so much of what I’ve been learning all year. Love this teaching style! Bulleted list with written text helped so much in sealing my understandings! Yah bless you all!

  6. Hi Rico, its Lilly and Bob Barton…we watched your teaching on the millenial reign, and we understood that Yeshuah will not be on earth ‘during’ the millenial reign…that sons of Zadok will be running the Temple…but we can’t find that teaching…can you tell us which teaching that was? Shalom Lilly and Bob.

  7. I love the depth of context you are bringing to these teachings. You made an interesting comment about the Viet Nam conflict being an undeclared war and the soldiers were NOT reintegrated into society as a proper passage. They were simply “dumped” back into society, straight from being at war, in country. This teaching is one to be heard many times to get all the “meat”.

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