top of page

June 1, 2024: Parashah Torah Portion Bechukotai

This week’s Parashah Torah Portion Bechukotai is taken from Leviticus 26:3-27:34

The name of the Parshah, “Bechukotai,” means “in My statutes”. It is the final portion of the central book of the Torah: Leviticus, and it begins with the promise that if the Israelites would walk in the LORD's statutes (chukkot), and commandments (mitzvot) and perform them, then they would enjoy material blessings and dwell securely in the promised land.

Moreover the LORD Himself would make His dwelling with them and would walk among them as their God. The people of Israel would then truly be Am Segula - a treasured people among all the nations of the earth!

This week’s Parashah Torah Portion Bechukotai is taken from Leviticus 26:3-27:34

On the other hand, if the people disobeyed God and disregarded His commandments, then they would be considered covenant-breakers, and they would experience all manner of distress and tribulation in their lives. They would experience panic attacks, diseases, heartache, and all manner of Tsuris (vexation, trouble); their enemies would eat their increase, and those who hate them would rule over them; they would flee at the rustle of a leaf, and their lives would be full of terror and misery – all because they refused to put the LORD God first in their lives.

And if, after all this trouble, the people would still refuse to return to the LORD, the worst punishment of all would befall them: exile from the promised land and banishment from the Presence of the LORD Himself.

Nonetheless, despite their disobedience, God's love and mercy for Israel would never fully depart, for "if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers in their treachery that they committed against me, and also in walking contrary to me, so that I walked contrary to them and brought them into the land of their enemies – if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled and they make amends for their iniquity, then I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and I will remember my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land." Lev. 26:40-42

Moreover, even while they are in exile, in the land of their enemies, God vowed: "I will not cast them away; nor will I ever abhor them to destroy them and to break My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God." Lev. 26:44

This portion (and the scroll of Leviticus) ends with a discussion of various laws pertaining to vows and tithes that a person may make to contribute towards the upkeep of the Sanctuary. These include dedications of persons, animals, houses, and lands. The scroll of Leviticus ends with the emphatic statement: "These are the commandments that the LORD commanded Moses for the people of Israel on Mount Sinai."

Right now, Israel is in a season of grief. We are really seeing a different Israel emerge here, in the Holy Land. Unfortunately, the homosexuals are still trying to push their pride agenda into our society and it is outrageous!

We need to pray for Teshuvah (repentance) to take place in the hearts of the people! We also need to pray for the nations to return to the Elohim of Israel so they will be part of Israel.

Israel is in the midst of an inward battle against ungodliness, yet we are still seeing all of the stores closing at 3 pm for Shabbat.

Deuteronomy 11:8-32

"8 Observe therefore ALL the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 9 and so that you may live long in the land the Lord swore to your ancestors to give to them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey. 10 The land you are entering to take over is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you planted your seed and irrigated it by foot as in a vegetable garden. 11 But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven. 12 It is a land the Lord your God cares for; the eyes of the Lord your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.

13 So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul— 14 then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil. 15 I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.

16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them. 17 Then the Lord’s anger will burn against you, and he will shut up the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the Lord is giving you. 18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.

22 If you carefully observe all these commands I am giving you to follow—to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him and to hold fast to him— 23 then the Lord will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations larger and stronger than you. 24 Every place where you set your foot will be yours: Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the Euphrates River to the Mediterranean Sea. 25 No one will be able to stand against you. The Lord your God, as he promised you, will put the terror and fear of you on the whole land, wherever you go.

26 See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse— 27 the blessing if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today; 28 the curse if you disobey the commands of the Lord your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods, which you have not known. 29 When the Lord your God has brought you into the land you are entering to possess, you are to proclaim on Mount Gerizim the blessings, and on Mount Ebal the curses. 30 As you know, these mountains are across the Jordan, westward, toward the setting sun, near the great trees of Moreh, in the territory of those Canaanites living in the Arabah in the vicinity of Gilgal. 31 You are about to cross the Jordan to enter and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you. When you have taken it over and are living there, 32 be sure that you obey all the decrees and laws I am setting before you today."

1 Comment

🙏... May Adonai pour out His Later Rain even now upon these precious broken 💔 hearts and upon His laborers of His Harvest fields with revelation and power.., to plow up the still hard sinful rebellious hearts with His Righteous Word, demonstrated by His Spirit, confirmed by mighty signs and wonders...

in YESHUA'S mighty precious Name... 🙏



Stand with Israel for such a time as this!
Jerusalem -GREEN & GOLD TRIM Small Tallit (Prayer Shawl) KIT
Large NATURAL Shofar
Jerusalem -ROYAL BLUE Small Tallit (Prayer Shawl)
bottom of page