Hello, John and
There are some important Torah
readings coming up on May 14 and 21.
The readings are: Behar
[Saturday, May 14, 2011/Sabbath, Iyyar 10, 5771] and Bechukotai [Saturday, May
21, 2011/Sabbath Iyyar 17, 5771].
25:1-26:2 [Sabbath years, Jubilee rules, kinsman redeemer]
26:3-27:34 [blessing, threshing, judgment, restoration, consecrating, redeeming,
dedicating, tithes, valuations]
It is interesting that
Bechukotai means, "by my decrees," whereas Behar means, "on the
set bounds for the people all around, saying, 'Take heed to yourselves [that]
you do [not] go up to the mountain or touch its
base. Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be
put to death.'" Exodus 19:12
brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus..."
Conclusion? These two
readings, in their proper order, may indicate that we will be on the mountain of
the LORD while the world is being judged according to the LORD's
"A Song. A
Psalm of the sons of Korah. Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised In
the city of our God, [In] His holy mountain.
"Beautiful in elevation, The joy of the whole earth,
[Is] Mount Zion [on] the sides of the
north, The city of the great King." Psalm
Here, in Psalm 48:2, "sides of
the north" may be a reference to Heaven.