RaYBaSH’s Ponderings of the Pentateuch
Parashah # 22: Vayakhel “He Assembled”
Shemot / Exodus 35:1-38:20
By: Rabbi Yehudah ben Shomeyr
Exodus 35:1, 4, 20-21a And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them… And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD commanded, saying… And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD's offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation…
After the word and will of YHWH was delivered to the People, then was the need expressed and People gave as they felt led and moved within their power, ability and resources. No one gave a set amount (tithe) and no one gave the same thing. This following and confirming what we covered in our last Torah Portion. So I will not rehash but let this stand as a second witness to what was said in the last Parashah.
In our Haftarah portion (I Kings 7:13-26, 40-50) there was no set amount of bronze which was given and the weight and amount remained undetermined.
Acts 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common…
Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
This giving freely without account or regard to amount, but only was long as a need existed, bleeds over into the first century believers way of life as well. Yeshua emphasized this attribute of generous giving as well.
Matt. 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Shabbat Shalom and Shavuah Tov! -- Rabbi Yehudah
PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING THE LOST TRIBE OF GAD
Shalom Family, Friends and Associates,
Did you ever think you would be living in a time where so much prophecy is being fulfilled before your very eyes? Have you ever wanted to have a direct hand in aiding the fulfillment of prophecy? Well, you can.
My name is Rabbi Yehudah ben Shomeyr of RaYBaSH Ministries and AD International (www.adint-ministries.com). I have been asked by Abrahamic Faith Netzarim of Nigeria, a Messianic organization in Africa, who invited me to minister to them for two weeks in August 2010, to contact and work closely with Messianic and Natsari synagogues in order to help our Messianic believing brothers and sisters in Nigeria.
I was invited to minister to the Nigerian Tribe of the Ibu who are descendants of Eri (Gen. 46:16) the son of the Biblical Patriarch of the Tribe of Gad. On my website is a full report regarding the evidence and proofs that link the Ibu’s to the Lost Tribe of Gad. I look forward getting in contact with you, ministering and partnering together to raise up Messianic leaders in Nigeria and bring Torah and Messiah to the people of that Land.
The Ibu’s are discovering who they are and where they belong. Orthodox Judaism sees and believes this as well and are even now sending anti-missionaries among them in an attempt to destroy the Ibu peoples belief in Yeshua Ha Moshiach and make them blind Orthodox Jews like themselves.
Matt. 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
We are NOT asking for money. The Ibu people do not need money. What they DO need however is for you to kindly donate new and gently used:
Sacred Name Bibles (ISR Scriptures, HRV, Complete Jewish Bible, Aramaic-English New Testament), All four volumes by Michael Brown’s, “Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus,” Tzitzit, Kippot, Tallit Gadolim, Tallit Katans, Mezuzot, Messianic and or Natsari books, Messianic prayer siddurim, Artscroll Siddurim, Messianic music and worship CD’s, Messianic and or Netzari Teaching DVD’s etc.
Once we have sufficient amount of goods we will ship them to our contact who will distribute them among the various congregations.
Please let us know if you can think of other ways you or your congregation can help.
Please send all Donations to:
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Fayetteville, NY. 13066
I sincerely hope and pray that you decide to be apart of this prophetic and monumental task of restoring the lost Tribe of Gad to Israel, Messiah and to the world.
Thank you, your generous and sacrificial donation will help make these Messianic Ibu believers remain strong in the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3) and combat the anti-messianic propaganda of the Orthodox Jewish anti-missionaries and reclaim their rightful place as sons and daughters of Gad.
You can see photos of my trip to Nigeria, labeled “Nigeria 2010,” on my facebook profile:
In the service of the God of Israel,
Founder and CEO of RaYBaSH Ministries and A.D. International,
-- Rabbi Yehudah ben Shomeyr