Exodus Week 17 - Yitro

Wisdom From the Torah Book 2:
EXODUS
With P
ortions From the Prophets and New Testament

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Yitro (Jethro)

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Why Study the Torah? Because it is very important to YHVH:

1 Corinthians 10:11
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down to instruct us, on whom the ends of the ages have come.


PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING WORKBOOK DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

How does this week’s Torah Portion relate to the Haftarah and Brit Chadasha Portions? 



What did you find most interesting about this week’s reading?
 



What is the general theme of this reading and how does it apply to our lives today?





Sadly, due to bad English translations and bogus teaching, I think this is what many Christian's Bibles must look like concerning the Sabbath:


The Torah study Rob read from:

http://yourlivingwaters.com/Exodus/Yitro-Commentary-2008.pdf

also of interest:

http://yourlivingwaters.com/Exodus/Yitro-Commentary-2009.pdf

http://yourlivingwaters.com/Exodus/Yitro-Commentary-2010.pdf


Rob on Doug Hamp's Show 1

Rob on Doug Hamp's Show 2


Identity Crisis:

322, Tetrads and the Time of Jacob's Trouble:

Solomon's Temple built by Nephilim?

1 Kings 7 is the chapter that tells us that Solomon hired Hiram of Tyre(an area known for Baal worship) to build the Temple of God. That always made me curious. Chapter 8 goes on to describe the completion of the Temple and Solomon's prayer of dedication. The next chapter reveals God's acceptance of all that Solomon had done - but it came with a warning:

The Lord said to him,  “I have heard your prayer and your petition. I have set this Temple apart to be holy—this place you have built where my name will be honored forever. I will always watch over it, for it is dear to my heart. As for you, if you will follow me with integrity and godliness, as David your father did, obeying all my commands, decrees, and regulations, then I will establish the throne of your dynasty over Israel forever. For I made this promise to your father, David: ‘One of your descendants will always sit on the throne of Israel.' But if you or your descendants abandon me and disobey the commands and decrees I have given you, and if you serve and worship other gods, then I will uproot Israel from this land that I have given them. I will reject this Temple that I have made holy to honor my name. I will make Israel an object of mockery and ridicule among the nations."

- 1 Kings 9:3-7 (NLT) [emphasis mine]

It is clear from the above passage that it was God who made the Temple of Solomon holy. That appears to be in spite of how it was built and by whom. That same chapter goes on to say that it took twenty years to build the Temple and Solomon's royal palace. It was built by forced labor. Who was forced to build these things?

There were still some people living in the land who were not Israelites, including Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. These were descendants of the nations whom the people of Israel had not completely destroyed. So Solomon conscripted them for his labor force, and they serve in the labor force to this day. 

- Kings 9:20-21 (NLT) [emphasis mine]

Notice that it says these were the "descendants of the nations whom the people of Israel had not completely destroyed." Those were Nephilim nations! 


Great Pyramid Coffer:
 
Ark of the Covenant:

Will the New Jerusalem be a Pyramid or a Cube?



Which gate will you go through?


Matthew 25:

10 
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.


More study resources related to the subjects of this week's study can be found at:

www.babylonrisingblog.com and www.babylonrisingbooks.com

The Scriptures for this week's study are:

TORAH:
Exodus 18:1-20:26

PROPHETS:
Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:2-7




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