|Torah: Exo. 30:11–34:35
|Haftara: 1 Kgs. 18:1–39
| Brith Chadashah: Mt. 9:35–11:1
2 Cor. 3:1-18
Parashah 21- Ki Tisa (When you take)
Census and Ransom Money
11 Then Adonai spoke to Moses saying, 12 “When you tally the sum of Bnei-Yisrael by numbering them, then every man must pay a ransom for his soul to Adonai when you count them, so that no plague will fall on them. 13 Everyone among them who crosses over must give half a shekel according to the Sanctuary shekel (which is 20 gerahs): half a shekel as an offering to Adonai. 14 Everyone who crosses over among them who is counted, from 20 years old and upward, is to give the offering to Adonai. 15 The rich are not to give more and the poor are not to give less than the half shekel, when they present the offering of Adonai to make atonement for your souls. 16 You are to take the atonement money from Bnei-Yisrael and give it for the service of the Tent of Meeting, so that it may be a memorial for Bnei-Yisrael before Adonai, to make atonement for your souls.”
Basin for Washing
17 Adonai spoke to Moses saying, 18 “You will also make a basin of bronze with a bronze stand for washing. You are to place it between the Tent of Meeting and the altar and put water in it. 19 Aaron and his sons are to wash their hands and their feet there. 20 Whenever they go into the Tent of Meeting or come near to the altar to minister, to present an offering made by fire in smoke to Adonai, they are to wash with water so that they do not die. 21 They are to wash their hands and their feet, so that they do not die. It is to be an eternal statute for them, to him and to his offspring throughout their generations.”
1 Kings 18 : 1 – 39
Elijah Confronts Ahab
18 Now it was after many days that the word of Adonai came to Elijah in the third year saying, “Go, show yourself to Ahab; then I will send rain on the land. 2 So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab.
Now the famine was severe in Samaria. 3 Ahab summoned Obadiah who was the steward of the palace. Now Obadiah feared Adonai greatly— 4 for when Jezebel was cutting off the prophets of Adonai, Obadiah took 100 prophets, hid them 50 to a cave, and provided them with bread and water. 5 Then Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the wadis. Perhaps we may find grass and so keep the horses and mules alive and not lose all the animals.” 6 So they divided the land between them to explore it—Ahab went one way by himself while Obadiah went another way by himself.
7 As Obadiah was on the road, all of a sudden, Elijah met him. When he recognized him, he fell on his face and said, “Is it you, my lord Elijah?”
8 “It is I,” he answered him. Go tell your lord, ‘Look, Elijah is here!”
9 “How have I sinned,” he replied, “that you are giving your servant into the hand of Ahab, to put me to death? 10 As Adonai your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my master has not sent to search for you; and when they said, ‘He is not here,’ he made that kingdom or nation swear that they could not find you.
Matthew 9:35 - 11:1 2
Matthew 9 : 35 – 11 : 1
35 Now Yeshua was going around all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and sickness. 36 When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. [a] 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest that He may send out workers into His harvest field.”
A New Covenant on Hearts of Flesh
3 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you or from you? 2 You are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. 3 It is clear that you are a letter from Messiah delivered by us—written not with ink but with the Ruach of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.[a]
4 Such is the confidence we have through Messiah toward God— 5 not that we are competent in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our competence is from God. 6 He also made us competent as servants of a new covenant[b]—not of the letter, but of the Ruach. For the letter kills, but the Ruach gives life.
7 Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that Bnei-Yisrael could not look intently upon Moses’ face because of its glory[c]—although it was passing away— 8 how will the ministry of the Ruach not be even more glorious? 9 For if there is glory in the ministry of condemnation,[d] the ministry of righteousness overflows even more in glory. 10 For even what was glorious is not glorious in comparison to the glory that surpasses it. 11 For if what is passing away is glorious, much more what remains is glorious.
Parashah in 60 seconds
Christiaan J. de Ruiter - Author
Christiaan J. de Ruiter
Praise and Worship, Messianic, CCM, Brass
|Program Day :
|Mon - Fri
|Favorite Artists :
Michael Eliyahu ben David, Ofra Haza, 8th Day,
Miquedem, Michael W. Smith
|Favorite Bible Verse :
|Phil 4 : 13
Married to :
Wilma Jean Hawthorn
Father of :
(Great) - Grandfather of :
Dr. Christiaan J. de Ruiter, also known as Pastor Chris, was born in the Netherlands as the youngest of six children. Growing up in the Salvation Army, he had a vibrant upbringing, actively engaging in the choir and brass band. When he moved to the United States, his involvement in the American branch of the Salvation Army continued, where he served as a local officer, bandmaster, and instructor.
During his time in the Salvation Army, Dr. de Ruiter embarked on numerous ministry trips across the western US, spreading the Gospel through his powerful words and musical talents. However, a longing to explore more began stirring within him. Prompted by his dear friend, Dr. J.B. Davidson, he started contemplating whether it was time to make a definitive decision for Christ and answer the call to pastor a church. Seeking divine guidance through prayer, he received confirmation from God.
As a result, Dr. de Ruiter and his friend collaborated to establish New Beginnings Christian Center, bringing much-needed ministry in prayer and healing to the community of Murray, Utah.
Unfortunately, due to family circumstances, the ministry had to be dissolved when Pastor Christiaan relocated to Texas in 2007. However, after a period of personal struggle and growth, a small church was born, giving rise to Eagle Wings Charismatic Ministries International in December 2009.
Over time, the church transformed into the teaching ministry it is today.
Power in His Wings
On December 27, 2011, the first edition of Power in His Wings was published, marking an important milestone in their journey.
In the span of eight years, this ministry has flourished into a respected voice for solid Charismatic Messianic teachings. They have expanded their reach through various websites and an online radio station that showcases diverse styles of music, as long as they honor and glorify YHWH.
Blood on the Door (The Mezuzah)
In 2015, the second book, Blood on the Door (the Mezuzah), was completed. However, it was never published as Pastor Christiaan was dissatisfied with the grammar of the first book and uncertain about the second, causing him to continually postpone its release. Additionally, the Dutch translation of Power in His Wings was completed around 2018 with the assistance of his brother Guus and Salvation Army friend Hans Schiedon but remained unpublished.
Website and Radio
On average, the ministry's websites attract six to seven thousand visitors per month. In 2021, the radio station garnered over 30,000 listeners, with 16,000 of them being returning listeners.
Fast forward to 2023, the renewed, updated, and significantly expanded edition of Power in His Wings has been made available to the public. Similarly, Blood on the Door has undergone substantial updates, and content expansion, is set to be released in the second half of 2023.
If you are interested in learning more about this ministry and its subsidiaries, "EagleWings Online Radio", and "Ruach Ha'Kodesh Publishing", I encourage you to visit ewcmi.com. You can actively participate in their work by volunteering your time or becoming a partner through your financial contributions.