Category Archives: Parsha 04 – Vayeira

Who Among Us Will Live?

After carrying the wood of his own death to the mountain, Isaac, a grown man, stood still for Abraham and waited for the knife to fall. After losing their families and homes and serving the King of Babylon for many … Continue reading

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Predator vs Shepherd

Genesis 21:20 And God was with the boy, and he grew, and lived in the wilderness, and became an archer. At least on a personal level, archery is an almost exclusively offensive art. You can’t effectively defend yourself with a … Continue reading

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When Good Things Happen to Bad People

Genesis 21:17 And God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar out of the heavens, and said to her, What ails you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of … Continue reading

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Peter told us that Sarah obeyed Abraham, not the other way around. (1 Peter 3:5-6) She respected her husband so profoundly that she even called him “Lord.” Can you imagine what kind of reception that would have in one of … Continue reading

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Lot’s Passover and Exodus

There are several parallels between the stories of Lot in Sodom and Israel in Egypt that tell us that both stories are prophetically linked, even if the chronology isn’t precisely the same. Exodus from Sodom  Exodus from Egypt A meal … Continue reading

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The Three Angels at Sodom

In the stories of Abraham and Lot we can see two sides of a single prophecy. On the one hand is Abraham, through whom would come Israel, the Torah, and the Messiah. The whole world would be blessed through him … Continue reading

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The Roles and Fields of Righteous Men

Four of the great patriarchs of Torah were faced with the deserved destruction of unrighteous people, and the all reacted differently. When God told Noah that he would destroy the entire world by a great flood, he spent his days … Continue reading

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Behold the King in His Glory!

Anti-Christian forces are advancing everywhere. Muslims are pouring into Europe and America nearly unopposed. Bankers and financiers rob their creditors, debtors, and stock holders, and are rewarded from the accounts of the unaffiliated public. Politicians promise to give their constituents … Continue reading

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What Purpose the Crucifixion?

What purpose did the crucifixion and resurrection serve? Among other things, the Crucifixion satisfied the requirement of the Law for the death of the sinner, and the Resurrection established Yeshua’s permanent mastery of death. The Law still requires death for … Continue reading

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Vayeira 5770 – Talent on Loan from God

Genesis 18:1-3 And YHWH appeared to him in the plains of Mamre, and he sat at the tent door in the heat of the day. (2) And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo, three men stood by … Continue reading

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