Disobedience in front of your enemies = punishment @ Shabbat Shalom – March 20, 2009
VAY’HEE BEENSOAH HAAHRONE – WHEN THE ARK WOULD TRAVEL (Numbers 10:35 and Isaiah 2:3 (in part).
When the Ark would travel, Moses would say, ‘Arise O Lord, and let Your enemies be scattered, and let them that hate You flee from You.’ For from Zion will go for the Torah and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Blessed be He, Who in His holiness, gave the Torah to His people Israel.
Va-y’hee been-so-ah ha-ah-rone va-yomehr Mo-sheh.
Koo-ma Adonis v’ya-foo-tzoo oy-veh-cha, v’ya-noo-soo m’sahn-eh-cha me-pa-neh-cha.
Key me-tzee-ohn tay-tzay Torah (2), oo-d’vahr Adonai me-roo-sha-lay-yeem.
Ba-rooch sheh-na-tahn Torah Torah (2), l’ah-mo Yisrael beek-doo=sha-toe.
Trivia: Did you know that Moses and Father-in-law in the land of Midia are the same people?
MOSES IS COMMANDED TO REMIND THE PEOPLE THT IN OBSERVING THE SABBATH THEY CELEBRATE THE COVENANT BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND GOD. Dear God, let us be so fortunate that we have a veil over our face so that your countenance and glory doesn’t distract people from the one True God. Exodus 34: 32-35: Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai (32). hen Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face (33). But whenever he entered the LORD\’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out (34). And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, and verse 35, they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the LORD.
The foregoing is as distinct an account an applicant can give at the day of his services his officers this Country through which he travelled. Applicant was discharged about one month before Cornwallis surrendered at the Little York. Applicant was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on the 24th of December 1761 ascending to the Register kept by his father when he lived until sometime after the close of the March and then he moved to Amelia County, when he remained about six years, when he moved to Chatham County, North Carolina where he lived thirteen years from there he removed to Granger County East Tennessee, where he remained one year from there he removed to Kentucky, where he resided ten years in Lincoln and Mercer counties, from there he to West Tennessee’s Smith County where he has resided about fourteen years. Applicant has a record of his age at home applicant knows of no person having whose testimony can produce by who he can prove his service he has no documentary evidence by which we can except they are at this point it becomes unreadable but it is a certificate that the applicant can bring from the officers in Richmond and he himself … any claim whatever to a pension or a an annuity except the foresaid and he does that his mane is not on the pension roll of any agency in any State or Territory. Sworn to and subscrib3ed, the day and year aforesaid, James Sanders. Signed, James Pickett
And the said Court does hereby declare this opinion that the above named applicant was Revolutionary Solider and served for his state.
Last week (March 6 – 7, 2009) we were instructed in the Parashat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20 – 30:10) that Aaron has a commandment from Moses to create an “a_ner_tamid,” which means a burning light above the sanctuary ark and to he and his sons would manage the sacrifices; and that that his generation forever would keep a burning light on behalf of Israel. The clothing is as follows. 1) Ephod; 2) breast piece; 3) a robe; 4) a fringed tunic; 5) headdress; 6) and a sash. Aaron wears this apparel at his ordination as a priest, which is the instructions; and burns incense at the altar.
So we learn that Shabbat is about the eternal light, to the Eternal God that Aaron and his sons and their generations are to light forever on behalf of Israel.
Just taking one look at a person we can tell what they are and who they are. We can also decide what kind of job they have, if they spend time in the intellectually stimulating arts or maybe they work outside because of their fingernails. We see that before James Sanders could even put on his uniform he was a target for the enemy. The enemy wanted to seep his life, but God had plans otherwise. I know because I wouldn’t be here telling you anything differently. James Sanders put on the uniform of a Christian Soldier. He lived an upright life and fought valiantly and bravely in the service for his country. I bet it was confusing to know what who was wearing in the Seven Years War, that help ease Britain off of the American Rebels.
However, during the Parashat Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11 – 34:35), we learned that God instructs Moses to collect a half-shekel from ever person over the age of twenty when he takes a census of the community. From this person the containers and the oil of the mikdash in the sanctuary for the priest are made by skilled artisans that are called by God, and so there will not be a Golden Café, when you are called by God (Exodus 32:4-5 and Exodus 34:17).
I can imagine that the Revolutionary Soldier, James Sanders going up going up against a superior power, England which is far older and established would make anyone nervous, how you can not be anxious for nothing. When Moses may have gotten a little discouraged too, because when he re-entered the camp, he destroyed the golden idol and punished those who have not shown loyalty to God. “Fearful that God would abandon his people, Moses asks for proof that God will continue to lead them.” God’s Presence is shown to Moses as assurance that neither he nor the Israelites will be abandoned. As an Israelite, you have the authority to be in the midst of God’s presence. He is Holy so you should be holy. Moses knows that if God doesn’t abandon that he will be separate from the people of the world. God shows Moses that there is a difference between Israel and Egypt. In verse 33, of Chapter 34 it says, Three times a year all your men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD, the God of Israel. Next in verse 24 of Chapter 34, God says that he will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the LORD your God.
Next God instructs Moses to carve two new tablets and return to Mount Sinai (Exodus 34:6-9; Exodus 34:28 and Exodus 32:19). 4 So Moses chiseled out two stone tablets like the first ones and went up Mount Sinai early in the morning, as the LORD had commanded him; and he carried the two stone tablets in his hands. 5 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD. 6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, \”The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.\” God has amazing attributes but he does punish, see in Exodus 32: 27 and 27. Later, The two new tablets would be the Ten Commandments. The first set of tablets was also held by Joshua the son of Nun (Exodus 33:11). The two new tablets are created when God agrees to go forward with the Israelites and they observe his commands. There are three observances once a year, Pesach and Shavuot, the writer also says Sabbath. In verse 22 of Chapter 34 God commands the observance of the Feasts of the Weeks. In verse 22 of Chapter 34 God commands the observance of the Feast of Ingathering and the Feast of Weeks. In verse 18 God commands the East of the Unleavened Bread.
You don’t have to be Sanders, you don’t have to be rich, and you don’t have to be Jewish, but Jesus is about bringing everyone together. The Israelites found grace under God’s sight quite a few times when the original of the seventy that came out of Canaan to Egypt and back out of Egypt came into God’s presence. Just by reading the bible and reading this blog, I want you to know that it is not religion or genealogy, it is a fact that I will not part with and that is that God is gracious and he allowed the Israelites to come into his presence (Exodus 33:11-23). God’s presence is glory, goodness, grace, knowing your name is Israel, rest. He said blessed are those that believe. If you can talk about Jesus name in peace and harmony then that is all fine and good. I know that he lived. However if you are just calling his name to be sacrilegious then it will show by the fruit that you bear. No one can take away the name of Jesus, precious Jesus and the fact that he did live and was (one of) the greatest man on the earth. If you believe that he lived then that is fine with you, if you don’t then only God can convince you about something that happened over 2009 years ago. I know that his name brings harmony and peace and it does lead to God, and you will not be ashamed. His ancestor David was prophesied to and he knew that people would call him Prince of Peace, and God. There is one God, and although no man has seen his face, except Moses (Exodus 33:11, and 23). God wanted Moses to know that I know your name (Exodus 33: 12-16). In verse 23 of Chapter 33, God says, Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back. (21 Then the LORD said, \”There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. Verse 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.\”)
During the Revolutionary War was a time of uncertainty. I don’t want you think that we Sanders have life on a silver platter, because we don’t, the family motto is Exodus 20:12 and that is to honor your parents. We have seasons of good and season of bad. I can’t promise you that things will change. I know that the enemy will try to shake your faith so that you don’t believe in anything. One lady said that your true colors of who and what you believe in will come when something bad happens to you, then everyone will know what you believe in. Getting Cornwallis and his troops out of the land was just fiasco of the American Revolutionary War, before that was the war of Independence. However, the Sanders and the Boone family did travel together. According to the family bible, Sarah Grant was the nice of Daniel Boone of Kentucky. Sarah Grant was the daughter of Daniel Boone’s sister, Elizabeth Boone Grant (her husband was William Grant. Sarah Grant married John Sanders (1756-1809, the progenitor of this family James Sanders (his wife and their mother was Sarah Sanders). Again on March 30, 1832, a Reuben Troy Sanders marries the daughter of Daniel Boone, and the granddaughter of Joseph Boone, who is the father of Daniel Boone, all were from North Carolina and the county of Johnston. I truly believe that God was with this Scots-Irish family because the enemy was against them, the Sanders and the Boone connection was engagement in every war to this day, in America, as an Act of Congress.
Cornwallis would later be the governor general in India. The India Dutch Company would conflict theirselves. In aspect legends says that Daniel Boone had been commissioned by the Pennsylvania Dutch Company to make road improvements for the large wave of (Ulster) immigrants that displace my other ancestors the Cherokee and other Native Americans. However, it was the other way around, Daniel Boone liked to go in the frontier wilderness alone and he was kidnapped by the Shawnee Indian for about 12 years. He recovered his daughter from abduction as covered in the Parashat Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1 – Exodus 24:18 covered in February 20 – 21st, 2009). However the Dutch Company also engages in gross slave trading until it pillages Africa and creates the world’s worst Diaspora and genocide. Later, to make room for the immigrants, eugenics would be instituted under force and this is where the real rift would take place. My maternal side would not partake in the eugenics, and it is rumored that they were in laws to the 7th President of the United States, because of their distinct spelling of their name, Chapell. Nevertheless, Native Americans would be separated from their families because of poor recordkeeping of the Indian Rolls, after the civil war an Indian Nation was required to submit a constitution and the confederate soldiers were required to take an oath as a citizen.
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