Shane is mentored by a pastor with rabbinical training, and teaches the context of the Scriptures from a Hebraic perspective. This perspective helps people to see God's Word in a completely new way and leads them into a more intimate relationship with the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
Session (3 of 4) Hell Shane Willard 17.04.2008 am
[Shane Willard] [Applause] Very good. Very good. I'm glad to see you came back. It meant last night wasn't too terrible and we'll just keep going forward. I hope you enjoy these nights and this is all I do for a living. I live completely by faith and I do submit to the authority of three different pastors and I also have a Board of men that I submit to. But in terms of a living, this is all I do. I just travel and I live completely by faith, so the offering we'll take up later, that's going to determine what I live on this week after I pay my plane tickets and pay to get all that stuff here and all of that stuff. So it's a faith thing and we also take care of an orphanage, we do all kinds of things that help us minister to people all over the world. So the primary way we support ourself is through the love offerings as well as our resource table, which the lovely and talented Nicky Lay is looking after for me.
So we'll be back there and obviously these messages are just one message for one moment at one time. There's no way we could cover everything we wanted to cover, so if you wanted to check some of those things out, like last night's first session is in a series back there called All Access Pass. Then tonight's stuff is in a series back there on how to be a minister of the spirit, and a thing called Phases in the Master Plan, so we've got things back there that help you just keep this in front of you. So we can make a trade and you can help me go all over the world, which I think you would agree that these messages need to go all over the world, and it helps you to keep this stuff in front of you. We have a thing back there on how the Hebrew people do their money; we've got all kinds of new stuff. I've got a five disc series on the eight basics of the faith from a Hebrew perspective. We've got a thing on leadership. We've got all kinds of things, and so anyway I just commend that to you and we'll go from there, alright?
Alright, you ready to go? Ready to go? Numbers, chapter 15. I've got to revisit some topics tonight that I visited last time, but this particular topic I visit with my folks in Charleston. I visit with them twice a year with this because it's something so important that we need to keep it in front of us twice a year. How many of you were here last year when I talked about the tassels? Okay, that's about half, I'm guessing about half - so about half this will be new but about half of you, you've heard this a year ago which means you remember almost none of it [laughter] so we'll just go for it again, because what we're going to talk about tonight, last year when I talked about the tassels I talked about it from the context of healing. Tonight I want to talk about it from a little different context, about the context of what it means to minister healing, what it means to be a minister, what it means to come at something as a minister of the kingdom of God.
So in Numbers 15:37 and following; God is setting up their way of life and He's establishing how they're going to live. He says something like this in Numbers 15:37 and following. It says and the Lord said to Moses, speak to the Israelites and say to them throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corners of your garments, with a blue cord running through each tassel. And you will have these tassels to look at, to remember the Lord your God and not prostitute yourself by going after the lust of your own hearts and eyes. And you will have these tassels to remember that I am the Lord your God. So what they would do, there's a couple of very important words in that passage. The first word you have to know is the word tallit. I wrote them up there - is the word tallit okay. This is a tallit. Okay, this is a tallit. It's commonly called a prayer shawl. One like this is what they would wear. This was one of their outer garments okay.