In this week’s class, Ross introduces the book popularly known as Leviticus. He presents the material from the start as an instructional manual for priests. Beginning with the original role of priests, Ross works through the first Torah portion of the Bible’s third book placing an emphasis on the subjects of atonement and forgiveness. He explains that the word translated as “forgive” appears 8 times in this reading. Ross also shows that this Torah reading contains references to “the Messiah” and then he challenges some long-held beliefs about the subject of atonement and forgiveness. Working through the fifth chapter of Leviticus, he takes a close look at the required steps for drawing near to YHVH. You will not want to miss this class on Atonement and Forgiveness.
In this final teaching from the book of Exodus, Ross covers an important lesson that challenges some of the long-held beliefs of those who suggest that the keeping of the commandments given through Moses is contrary to a life “in the spirit.” After providing a brief overview of the main points from the Bible’s second book, Ross begins to explore an overlooked point related to the making of the Mishkan. He shows that the two primary craftsmen selected for the making of the tabernacle, aside from being filled with the Spirit of Elohim do everything as “YHVH commanded Moses.” Ross proposes that this should clear up the present confusion. Using Betzalel and Oholiab as examples, he demonstrates that those who are filled with the Spirit of God will do “as YHVH commanded Moses.” You will not want to miss this teaching on “the Spirit…as commanded.”
In this week’s teaching Ross reflects back on some of the key points from the past few Torah readings. He expounds on the subject of building, creating and making a meeting place that is suitable for YHVH by carefully reading through and sharing insights from the final Torah readings of the book of Exodus. Ross covers much ground in this class. He covers the “roots of the Spirit,” defines the biblical term “stiff-necked people,” and shares the remarkable self-description of YHVH. It is a message that needs to be shared with all who seek to live their life according to the Hebrew Bible.
Traditional eschatology teaches there is a coming Day of YHWH that will culminate in an apocalyptic judgment. In part two of this study, we continue to challenge this assumption and build our views directly from the Hebrew text. Our method continues to examine the evidence, demonstrating that this judgment day began two thousand years ago. As we journey through the Song of Moses, we discover one of YHWH’s hidden treasures used in this past judgment; a judgment which effected confusing doctrines that contradict the original written law given to Moses. Join us as we see how returning to the written statutes of the Law of Moses as the basis of our doctrine can remove the stumbling blocks that hold us in captivity today.
Throughout the Tanakh, Israel’s prophets tell us of the soon-coming Day of YHWH. Modern theologians tell us that this day or era will occur as a future apocalypse wherein only a few are saved. This presents a paradox since the ancient prophets tell us that the Day of YHWH was not far removed from their generations. Join us as we retrace Israel’s ancient covenants to define the four specific elements that will play out during this fateful day and the hope this past judgment establishes for the descendants of Israel today.