Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34
Leviticus 26:3 - “If you walk in My statutes, keep My mitzvot and carry them out, I will... but...
The first eleven verses in this Torah portion gives us a synopsis of the Blessings we will receive when we walk according to His Ways.
The rest of chapter 26 reveals the curses that will happen if we are disobedient to His Ways.
Devarim/Deuteronomy 28-29 gives more details of blessings and curses.
The Hebrew letters above; the aleph a and the mem ם , is translated as “if”, the meaning is “strong water.”
The aleph represents “strength” and the mem represents “water.” In Hebrew, “strong water” means glue.
When we are “glued” to His chukot and mitzvot, His Torah. YHWH “will give” us provision, protection, and will walk amongst us.
Leviticus 26:4-5 then I will give you rains in their season, the land will yield its crops, and the trees of the field will yield their fruit. Your threshing will last until grape gathering, the grape gathering will last until the sowing time, you will eat your bread to the full, and live securely in your land.
John 10:10 - The thief comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly!
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Leviticus 26:6-8 “I will bring shalom in the land, and you will lie down, with no one making you afraid. I will remove dangerous beasts from the land and no sword will pass through your land. You will chase your enemies and they will fall before you by the sword. Five of you will chase 100 and 100 of you will chase 10,000, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.”
The protection includes shalom/peace, dangerous beasts removed from the land, and military prowess.
Gideon was able to conquer 135,000 with only 300 men. Judges 8:10
Mark 1:13 He was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were taking care of Him.
Leviticus 26:9-13 “I will turn toward you, make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will confirm My covenant with you. You will eat the old harvest and clear out the old because of the new. I will set My Tabernacle among you, and My soul will not abhor you. I will walk among you and will be your God, and you will be My people. I am Adonai your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, so that you would not be their slaves, and I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk upright.
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Matthew 13:52 Then He said to them, “Therefore every Torah scholar discipled for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure both new things and old.”
Leviticus 26:14-15 “But if you will not listen to Me, nor carry out all these mitzvot, and if you reject My statutes and if your soul abhors My ordinances, so that you do not keep all My mitzvot, but instead break My covenant, …..”
We now have a contrast between walking in His instructions or walking away from His instructions.
The choice is ours.
Hebrews 12:5-6 Have you forgotten the warning addressed to you as sons? “My son, do not take lightly the discipline of Adonai or lose heart when you are corrected by Him, because Adonai disciplines the one He loves and punishes every son He accepts.”
We will do it His Way or His Way, but either way, we will do it His Way.