Michael Colunga (30 Apr 2011)
"Behar [Saturday, May 14, 2011/Sabbath, Iyyar 10, 5771] and Bechukotai [Saturday, May 21, 2011/Sabbath Iyyar 17, 5771]"

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
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].
 
Behar:  Leviticus 25:1-26:2 [Sabbath years, Jubilee rules, kinsman redeemer]
Bechukotai:  Leviticus 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 mount."
 
Compare:
    "'You shall 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
 
with:
    "Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus..."  Hebrews 10:19
 
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 decrees.
 
It is written,
    "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 48:1-2
 
Here, in Psalm 48:2, "sides of the north" may be a reference to Heaven.
 
In HaShem,
Mike C.