Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a two-part look at Torah parsha “Emor,” (Leviticus chapters 21 through 24) and, THIS week, what it means for the ‘cohenim’ or priesthood, to “be holy” — no, “set apart”, or qadosh — because He is. And it is, indeed, a higher standard.

The Erev Shabbat reading and outline of the parsha includes the specifics, from what they are to seek for wives to what NOT to do. And this portion includes a well-known description of HIS ‘appointed times’ (i.e., the REAL Holy Days) – and again makes clear that they are ‘forever’:

During the Sabbath day teaching this week, Mark asks a different question from the usual. Since His genuine priests are to be ‘set apart’ to Him, what does that say about a world where literally every aspect of His Word on that score is held in derision by most OF the world?

Doesn’t it seem ever more clear that there really IS a ‘priesthood’ of death that is not just set apart from any and everything associated with the Creator of the Universe, but that handles the Adversary’s very different — but obvious now! — sacraments?

And we had better be set apart from that. Especially if we understand what the Messiah has for us.

“Emor: Holy or Explicitly UN-holy Priesthoods – a Study in Contrasts”

The combined two-part podcast is here: