The Mountain of the Lord
In the church we call it a spiritual thought. In Hebrew it’s called “Dvar Torah”.
The Rabbis teach that “every word” in the scriptures has meaning and is there for a reason.
This has caused me to slow down and pay much more attention to what I’m reading.
And then I attempt to “liken them unto ourselves”. Such was the case of that great WML, Moses.
In Exodus 33: 7-11 is a wonderful example of a WML showing his followers how to be.
It is MBWA. Management By Walking Around.
People do, what people see!
7And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the aTabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought theLord went out unto the btabernacle of the congregation, which waswithout the camp.
8And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle,that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his atent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle.
9And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, theacloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses.
11And the Lord aspake unto Moses bface to face, as a mancspeaketh unto his dfriend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant eJoshua, the son of fNun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
The people watched Moses as he spent time with Jehova. It changed them more than any sermon
ever could. To enjoy an intimate relationship with God, as Moses did, we must do what Moses and
all the great Prophets have done.
1. vs 7 Separate yourself frequently.
2. vs 7 Seek God with all your heart.
3. vs 8 Be willing to be watched. You are.
4. vs 9 Learn to listen to God’s voice
5. vs 10-11 Enter into a covenant relationship regards your calling as WML
I an always thinking about you brethren and ways to move the work forward.
I’m grateful for the things you do. And I really want you to have joy in the work.
Gear up for a great Fall of 2011.
I included 2 attachments from the TORAH and its commentary that I thought you would find interesting. The first is on the Urim and Thumim. The second is Mormon Doctrine on the importance of prophecy and how we are all to be prophets.
I thought the explanation of the Urim and Thumim was excellent. Apparently they all knew what it was so they didn’t need to explain it. The first recorded use in Exodus in Chapter 28 is whether we should go to war. That would have really helped in the last 10 years. And if you read Section 9 of the
D&C, Joseph explained exactly how it worked. A “yes” was given an answer. A “no” and it remained silent. I didn’t know Joseph had read the TORAH commentary:)
Notes from Bishop Leland Anderson of the High Council:
Your healthy body temperature is 98.6. D&C Section 98:6, “befriending the constitutional law of the land”
Please read Preach My Gospel Ch. 8. Page 147 Use time Wisely *Set Goals 2-10)
Each Sunday Night the ward mission is to report back the following to the stake…
Notes from President Hartley on Focus Families:
It is the job of the ward council to come up with a list of focus families.
(The ward mission leader coordinates but does not create the list himself.)
2. Those families/individuals on the list need to meet with the bishop and repent.
3. Members find and invite.
4. The invitation… Ask the question: “Is it time for you to come back to the Gospel?” (If the answer is no then remove them from your list and move on.)
5. Missionaries Teach! (It is not the job of the full time elders to find, that is up to the members)
6. It is the job of the Priesthood, High Priest and Elders to look after and fellowship these families through Home Teaching.
The elders should be inviting everyone to our “Easter Sunday” services. They can use the cover of the new Church News from the 1st Presidency as their message.
Remember we have 2 spanish speaking sisters in our area.
Plan for a great Easter this weekend.
Enjoy Passover now.
Most people consider the last supper as a passover meal. They are always held in a home, not a church or a synagog.
And they know too the importance of Eliyahu (Elijah). They always leave an empty chair at the Seder Table for him.
Note: El = God
Yah = Jehovah
His name means — “Jehovah is our God”
What a great name. My name is just Leland. It means, I’m grateful for all you do.
I enjoy your insights. You have been using Hebrew for years. Where do you think “Urim and Thumim” came from?
And: Bet = house
Lechem = bread
Bet lechem = house of bread
The Savior was born in Bethlehem or the house of bread.
And I’ve always believed, when the missionaries are ready, the investigators appear…… as they did on Sunday in Parkers Landing!
Be ready. There are people looking for us and they know not where to find us.
Be a “Watchman on the tower”and you will see them. I promise.