51 Nitzavim

 אַתֶּם נִצָּבִים הַיּוֹם כֻּלְּכֶם לִפְנֵי יְהוה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם רָאשֵׁיכֶם שִׁבְטֵיכֶם זִקְנֵיכֶם וְשֹׁטְרֵיכֶם כֹּל אִישׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל׃ 

Today you are standing, all of you, before Adonai your God  your heads, your tribes, your leaders and your officers  all the men of Israel

Shabbat

Name

Parasha

Haftora

Brit Chadasha

September 4th, 2021

Nitzavim “Standing”

Deut. 29:9-31:30

Isaiah 60:10-62:9

Romans 9:30-10:13

 

In this Parasha, Moses continues his last speech before the Israelites. “You are standing before God in order to enter into the Covenant of God and take the oath that God makes with you, so that God may fulfill God’s promise to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  There are secret things that belong only to God, and the words of this Teaching, however, are revealed. And it will come to pass when all these words, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, will come upon you and you will take it to heart. In the midst of all the nations to which God has exiled you, you and your children will return to your God and hearken to God’s voice with all your heart and with all your soul.

This words forces us, those who believe the Word of God, to make a conscious choice for our life and lifestyle. The choices that the Torah forces us to make are some of the most important choices of life, or if you wish, of death. In our days, in the post-modern culture, the religious establishment avoids forcing constituents to make life-changing choices. Nitzavim is a very important for every believer in the word of God, and especially to believers in Yeshua the Messiah by the words in Deut. 29:28 The secret things belong to Adonai our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever—in order to do all the words of this Tora