Week #22 - Vayak'hel (And He Assembled)

Exodus 35:1 - 38:20
February 24th - March 2nd

We are commanded forever and ever to have the oil in the menorah. Don't worry—in His Presence He will light the Fire. It is the same today. (Exodus 27:20-21; Leviticus 24:3)

Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid.”

Ephesians 5:8 “...but now are light in the Lord: let your behavior be that of children of light.”

Nachmanides (Ramban) mentions that “Redemption” should be the name of the book of Exodus. As man lost the right to be in YHVH’s presence at the Garden, it is NOW restored. Salvation, forgiveness, guidelines on how to live, how to worship, and when to worship are the major themes we’ll see in this week’s study, including HIS presence in HIS sanctuary—us. The Ark of the Testimony brings us into HIS witness.

A Few Hebrew Definitions

  • Sin, H2398 חטא chatah: to incur guilt, incur penalty by sin, to sin, miss, miss the mark, miss the way, go wrong, forfeit, purify from uncleanness.

  • Torah (teaching & instructions), H8451 תורה ,ּFrom H3384 yarah: to hit the mark.

  • People, H5971 עם‛ am: people, nation, kinsman, kindred spirit.

  • Land, H776 ארץ' eretz: land, whole earth, inhabitants

  • Ark, H727 ארון' aron: chest, ark, coffin Are you hitting the Mark?

  • Bezaleel, H1212 בצלאל :ּbetsal'e’l :“in the shadow (i.e. protection) of God”

  • Oholiab, H171 אהליאב' oholiy'ab: “father’s tent,” HIS Father’s covering.

  • Skill(ed), H3045 ידע yada‛: to know, to discern, physical and spiritual. Do you think this is the criteria to be used by Yahweh??

  • Offering, H4503 מנחה minchah: gift, offering, present, sacrifice, voluntary.

  • Willing, H5081 נדיב nadiyb: willing, noble, generous, princely, “A good Eye.”

  • Testimony, H5707 עד‛ e d: witness, testimony, evidence(of things), witness(of people).“Ark of the Testimony”—this is you