Va’era – Torah Portion

Parasha With Passion – Weekly Torah Reading Cycle – Week #14

Greetings Beloveds,

This week’s Torah Portion is called Parashat Va’era, which means, “I appeared.”  This is our second Torah portion in the Book of Exodus and it includes God’s visitation upon Egypt with the first seven of the ten plagues.   Our Torah reading begins with the names of the sons of Jacob and their households. 

In Parashat Va’era, God introduces Himself to His servant Moses and reveals His name.  

Exodus 6:3:

“I appeared to Avraham, Yitz’chak and Ya‘akov as El Shaddai, although I did not make myself known to them by my name YHVH.”

YHVH – these four Hebrew letters are known as the Tetragrammaton, the name of our Most High God! 

Rashi, the ancient Jewish philosopher, points-out that perhaps God revealed His name to Moses in response to a question posed by Moses, as Moses sought to understand the difficulties and struggles of the Hebrew people.  God’s response to Moses’ concern was: “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14).

The attributes of God’s goodness, strength, and power are revealed to us as we walk in relationship with Him.     In (Exodus 6:6), when Israel had exhausted all human efforts God showed the strength of His power by releasing plagues upon Pharaoh and the Egyptians. Likewise, let us look to God for our victories.  God will establish us in righteousness and we shall be far from oppression. 

In Parashat Va’era, God proved Himself mighty on the behalf of His people!  Likewise, may God prove Himself strong in our lives this coming year!  I pray that all our days be filled with peace, health, and prosperity.  Most importantly, I pray that just as God revealed His name to Moses, may He also reveal His strength, power, and beauty in our lives this coming year.  Expect great things!   

Personally, at the close of every secular New Year, I quiet myself before the Lord.  I process what God has done throughout the closing year and the lessons that I have learned.  As I commune with Him, I receive His strategy and instructions to start off the year strong with purpose, and power.  I delight in spending time in God’s presence.  We are changed in the presence of our holy God (Isaiah 6:5-8).

I pray that God will crown your year with goodness and may your paths drip with abundance. 

Psalms 65:11:

“You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.”

Weekly Scripture Reading:

Torah:          Exodus 6:2 – 9:35

Haftarah:     Ezekiel 28:25 – 29:21

Shlichim    Romans 9:14-172 Corinthians 6:14John 6:16-29

Next Torah Reading: Bo

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I am a burning-one and my mission is to reach, teach, and unleash other burning-ones. I am in love with a Jewish man. His name is Jesus. He is the Messiah. He is the hope for the entire world. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” {1 John 1:1-3) In this latter day revival there is an emergence of an ancient prophetic stream to raise up burning-ones, to refresh the weary warrior, to set ablaze those in slumber, and to ignite a prayer-movement. ---- Kenyette Mills

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