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Totally Amazing! by Sherry Lush

Pastor Mark opened Torah portion, Ki Tetze with some spectacular information. He introduced the Hebrew word – “sheviit” – שבעית – the Hebrew word for seventh. Why is this significant, you may be wondering. On Rosh HaShanah we will enter the seventh year of a seven-year cycle. We know that every Hebrew letter has a numerical period value, then we add the numerical value of the letters of sheviit – the sheen is 300, beit is 2, yud is 10, ayin is 70 and tav is 400 we get 782. This is the number of the year we are entering into on Rosh HaShanah. This is the only time in history that the word for seventh, sheviit, is equal to the year we are entering in numerical value, which is 5782. There has to be something very significant to this! It would be to our benefit to be paying special attention to this coming seventh year.

Now add to the 7th year, beginning in 5782, the significance of the number “3.”
Pastor Mark reminded us in so many ways how the number 3 is significant. There is a triune G-d-head; the Tanach is divided into 3 parts the Torah, Neviim and the Writings and Moses was the 3rd child and was told to prepare to receive Torah on the 3rd day in the 3rd month. Yeshua rose on the 3rd day; Jonah was in the belly of the whale for 3 days and Hosea the prophet tells us that He will raise us up on the 3rd day. There is remarkable importance to the 3rd day.

Then he went on to show, through important events in biblical history, that it was the year 2448 when the Israelites left Egypt and were given the Torah. When 2448 is subtracted from the year we are in, 5781, which is the 6th year, the year of triple blessings, we arrive at 3333. It has been 3333 years since the first Shavuot when the Torah was given at Mt. Sinai. A year after Shavuot, the 10 spies gave the bad report – fake news. Their words spread fear and caused people to doubt the sureness of G-d’s Word. Still, Israel had to go in and battle the giants in order to take the land G-d had promised them. Everything in the Bible is cyclical. These numbers seem to be calling out to us that as we enter the 7th year, 5782. We must decide, as Israel did, to go to battle. Fake news cannot stop us. We have the truth. Yeshua said, “

What are we willing to do to take His truth, His Torah, to the nations and to see the kingdom of God established on earth? What an honor that He has trusted us to live in these days, and to know that He will never leave us nor forsake us!
3333 — 5782