Statute/Balak | Discussion on Numbers 19:1 – 25:9 – YouTube

From left to right, Abe Ott, David Altman, Al McCarn, and Leonard Newlin.

While in Winchester, Kentucky, David Altman and I had an invitation from our friends Leonard Newlin and Abraham Ott to join them in their weekly video discussion of the Torah portion. They have been doing this for quite a while on their YouTube channel, RSS Torah Portions.  This was the double portion Chukat (Statute) and Balak. We had a lot of fun talking through such topics as the red heifer, the bronze serpent, Moses not getting to enter the Promised Land, Aaron’s death, Balak’s attempts to get Balaam to curse Israel, and, of course, the talking donkey. Hopefully you’ll have as much fun listening as we had in the discussion!

Please click here to listen to Statute/Balak | Discussion on Numbers 19:1 – 25:9 – YouTube

Picture of the Week 01/11/19

What’s the connection between faith and authority? Ask a soldier.

 


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Suffer the Little Children

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio this Monday, December 24:
One of the most precious moments recorded in the gospels is when children were brought to see Yeshua. His disciples did not think that moment so precious, which is why he had to intervene on behalf of the little ones –
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.(Luke 18:16 KJV)
Yeshua’s command in modern English would be, “Permit the little children to come to me.” The King James, however, gives us an insight into something that we do not often consider: children suffer more than we imagine.
Children have always been the most vulnerable people in any society. All too often, they are left to their own devices, to survive – or not. That is why Yeshua had to intervene to remind his disciples, and through them, all of us, that children are precious in the sight of our Heavenly Father. Since then, his followers have sought to obey him by taking care of little ones. Christian orphanages and hospitals are the most visible examples of efforts to put action behind our Messiah’s words. Yet somewhere between the orphans and the sick are those who seem to fall through the cracks. Who cares for them?
This is where foster families fill the gap. Foster families take in children who for some reason have had to be removed from their homes. Whether it is abuse, unhealthy environment, abandonment, or any of a number of reasons, these children are at the mercy of society. They need healthy families to help them come through the trauma they suffer and help them not only survive, but thrive and become ready to enter society as responsible adults.
But who helps the foster families? Betsy Ruch can answer that question. She is co-director of Fostering the Family, a ministry based in York County, South Carolina, with the mission to, “assist families to be successful in their call to foster and adopt physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.” Betsy will share with us the magnitude of the need, and how big-hearted people from across the Body of Messiah are stepping up to help. What she brings to us will be heart-wrenching, but it will also be full of hope – and of challenge to pray about what difference you can make in the life of a little one.
To learn more about Fostering the Family, visit their website at http://www.fosteringthefamily.org/.

The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.


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The Greatest Faith in Israel

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio this Monday, December 17:

Did you ever notice that the Bible tends to view Roman soldiers favorably? That seems unusual since the Roman occupation of Judea and Galilee was oppressive. In fact, that oppressive occupation led to a lengthy war that brought the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, as well as countless Jewish lives. Decades before that, Roman soldiers carried out the execution of Yeshua. Why, then, are Roman soldiers viewed positively in the Apostolic Writings (New Testament)?

The account in Luke 7 of Yeshua’s encounter with a centurion gives us some of the answer. The soldier had asked Yeshua to heal his servant, but while he was on the way, the centurion sent word that Yeshua need not come all the way to his house, but merely speak the word of healing. The warrior’s explanation revealed a profound understanding of how authority works in both the spiritual and physical realms, and belief that Yeshua carried that authority. That’s why the gospel account says:

Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, “I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.” (Luke 7:9 NASB)

How is such faith possible? Is it something only warriors can understand? Or is it something that warriors seem to understand more easily than others?

Let’s ask that question of Matt Nappier, a recent graduate of the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy. Having served as a soldier for nearly 20 years, Matt understands the world of warriors. But he also understands the Scriptures, and helps train up others in becoming spiritual warriors! He and his wife, Malissa, are part of the pastoral leadership team at Beit Shalom Messianic Congregation in Monroe, Louisiana. Matt joins us on The Remnant Road to share his unique perspective on being not only a Torah-honoring follower of Messiah Yeshua, but an active duty solder in service of his nation of birth. What are the challenges of such a calling? Come along with us and find out!

The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.


© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2018.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Back on the Lion’s Path

Here’s what’s coming on Hebrew Nation Radio this Monday, December 10:

Here’s an uncomfortable question: Are we really making a positive impact in this world that advances the Kingdom of our Heavenly Father?

Here’s an equally uncomfortable question: If we’re not having such an impact, what exactly are we doing?

These are good questions to ask Cole Davis. He has labored for a long time to help the people of God get free of that which hinders them, and to become effective emissaries of our King. Specifically, if we are the lions of Israel, why are we not acting like it?

Cole has had opportunity to connect with many people among the followers of Yeshua, and to observe how they deal with the issues that impact them. We will talk with Cole about what he has seen, and the conclusions he has reached about the current health of the body of our Messiah.

Check out Cole’s latest teachings at On That Day Ministries!

The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show.  You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.


© Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog, 2018.  Permission to use and/or duplicate original material on The Barking Fox Blog is granted, provided that full and clear credit is given to Albert J. McCarn and The Barking Fox Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.