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As the Jewish people struggled under the polemics and persecutions of the church, the Talui moniker provided an inside joke. Who is Yeshua? He is Talui, the Crucified One. And what does the Torah say? “Talui is accursed of God.” Deuteronomy 21:23 says, “He who is hanged is accursed of God.”
Wouldn't it be nice if there were reliable prophets like Moses today? Imagine having the ability to seek counsel directly from God. Suppose you were trying to decide whether a certain person was right for you to marry. If there was ever a time to seek spiritual direction, it would be at that moment.
How long does it take to repent? According to the sages, it takes only the twinkling of an eye, the same amount of time it took for Israel to leave Egypt. Just as Israel went from bondage to freedom in the blink of an eye, repentance transfers us into the kingdom of light instantaneously.
Moses stressed three times that “it is not because of your righteousness that the LORD your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stubborn people” (Deuteronomy 9:6). He went on to rehearse the sin of the golden calf and the incidents in the wilderness that provoked God to anger.
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