I have been asked, on multiple occasions, to provide an audiobook version of Ten Parts in the King. The request, often coming from truck drivers and commuters, is a good one, however, the cost of professional recording has been prohibitive. Why I never thought about it, I don’t know, but one persistent requester recommended using a podcast and simply reading the book with a few comments.
Well, here it is! Frankly, I’ve never been interested in making money from this project, though book sales have generated enough to offset the books I give away. If you enjoy the podcast, drop a tip in the wallet, and more importantly, SHARE!!
I want to thank everyone for their patience and support in the republication and hope you will join me in promoting this excellent (I am biased) book by giving a few copies away, sharing with friends and reviewing on amazon,com.
Those who are familiar with Ardelle Brody’s Torah commentaries know the depth and breadth of her understanding of the Scriptures. We were pleasantly surprised this week to get a note from Ardelle asking to use quotes from Ten Part in the King in her weekly commentary. You will be blessed to read the lessons she has drawn from the annual counting of the omer – the 50 days between First Fruits and Shavuot (Pentecost). And, of course, we a blessed to read the kind words she includes about our book.
If you would like to read more of Ardelle’s commentaries, go to this link:
Kingdom Implications of the Agricultural Progression of the 50 Days
Torah Commentary on Counting the Omer Ardelle Brody April 4, 2018
Once again, due to the week of Unleavened Bread, there is a skip in the regular Torah readings.
Yeshua spoke more about the Kingdom than any other topic. Why is this? Because the Kingdom is the completion of the covenant made with Avraham. We can expect that the evil one would be all about preventing the realization of the Kingdom. The 50 days of the counting of the omer are important days that picture the process of the restoration of all of Israel. Last year, I sent out the agricultural progression which occurs during these 50 days. It begins with the wheat seed and ends with the two loaves of leavened bread waved on Shavuot. I’m repeating this information and following it with a summary of a book that I would highly recommend you purchase, read, and share.
These fifty days are not a time to relax. This is a time to go to work. The barley farmers would be in an intense mode of knuckling down, because if the barley is not harvested, they could not tend to the wheat crop, which came hard on its heels. These days are a time to transform us into more refined people, so we can more easily be mingled into unified “loaves” for יהוה to enjoy. To learn our place in the scope of things, let’s take a close look at all the jobs that are involved in the process of making a loaf of bread and preparing it for the “wave offering” (which happens on Shavuot):
1. Sowing or Planting the Seed: the same Hebrew verb for “sowing” or “planting” translates as “scattering”. It was a common ancient practice to “broadcast” the seed from a bag hung over one’s shoulder, but this should also catch our attention, because we are a people “scattered” over the whole earth, longing to be re-planted in our native soil. Nothing can be reaped that was not first sown, nor will we reap something different than what we planted. Everything we reap is what we have sown – whether with our attitudes, thoughts, actions, or priorities. We should not expect to get something out of the harvest that we did not put into it. There are many promises made to the “seed” of Avraham, Yitzchak, and Ya’acov. When sown among the nations, the seeds that must eventually sprout are Israelites. How do we prove this? By the fact that they bear Israelite fruit. This seed has lain dormant for centuries, seldom even showing up in the last generation, but because the season is right, finally it is springing forth. If we walk in Torah, Israelite seed can only produce Israelite fruit. יהוה said He would scatter both houses of Israel (Jeremiah 31:27ff), yet would watch over us, and when enough growth is evident, replant us in the Land from which He took us. We would be scattered among the people, yet He said we would remember Him while still in those far countries, and He would bring us back until there was no more room left there. (Zechariah 10:9ff) After Yeshua sent his students to look for the lost sheep of Israel, His brother Ya’acov addresses his letter clearly “to the twelve tribes of Israel that are scattered abroad.” (James 1:1).
Has it been six and a half weeks already?? The book launch for Ten Parts In The King was January 21, 2018 and it feels like forever ago. Much has been happening and we are busier than ever with various projects and preparation to return to Israel. Still, amid everything, the book is quietly broadening its audience and we are hearing excited reports from many readers via email, Facebook shares/comments and direct personal reports.
Besides the comments in the side bar, here is a sample of what others are saying…
Just finished this book! It was AMAZING! It helped me tremendously with some loose ends as well as gave me clarity on some ideas which had already been revealed to me through the Holy spirit. I highly, highly recommend this book! I would love to share it as a study. I think it could stand alone… …but was wondering if it might eventually have a leader guide which would help in teaching those who are new to the idea… Chasity
After months of preparation, we are glad to say that Ten Parts in the King is now available!
Key of David Publishing began filling orders yesterday (January 25), so if you have already ordered a copy, you should be receiving it in a few days. If you haven’t yet placed an order, just click on this button:
And why should you order a copy of Ten Parts in the King? That’s a question we did our best to answer at our book launch on January 21. It was an intimate event with a small gathering of friends and family at M. Judson Booksellers in Greenville, South Carolina. We had hoped to live stream the book launch on Facebook, but that proved a technological challenge beyond our ability to conquer. We did record it, though, and hopefully in the next few days will be able to post the video.
David Altman, representing our publisher, presided over the event, and both of us had opportunity to share some thoughts. The story of the book’s origins is something we explain in more detail elsewhere (such as in our radio interview on Reunion Roadmap). What we shared at the book launch focused more on our hopes for Ten Parts in the King: that it might reach our brothers and sisters in traditional Christian churches who may not yet understand exactly what the covenant nation of Israel is, and their relation to it. Our remarks included a challenge to our audience to place the book in the hands of their pastors, teacher, friends, and family. We believe Ten Parts in the King is a revolutionary tool for awakening our brethren to a very important part of their identity that they may never have considered before. Moreover, we believe it is something that will help explain why Christianity and Judaism continue to exist side by side – in fact, as the Two Witnesses to God’s redemptive plan for all nations.
It always helps to speak before a receptive audience, and that was the case at M. Judson Booksellers last Sunday. The size of the crowd was not so important to us as the purpose of the event: not only to celebrate the launch of our book, but to offer prayers of dedication that it might be used in the hands of the Almighty in His work of restoring His Kingdom. Our good friends Tommy and Dorothy Wilson offered those prayers, after which they led us in singing the Shema (Hear O Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is One! Blessed be the name of His glorious kingdom, forever and ever!)
That part of the program caught the attention of a Jewish lady from Charleston who happened to be visiting Greenville that day. It puzzled her to encounter people who said the Shema, wore tzittzits, and seemed to be Jewish, but identified as followers of Messiah Yeshua. We had a pleasant conversation with her, and she parted with a signed copy of the book.
What happens next is largely up to our readers! We have ideas for future projects, including expanding our website and taking Ten Parts in the King on the road for speaking and teaching events as opportunities arise. If you are interested in having one or both of us come to your fellowship, church, synagogue, or other group, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of course, we are not the first to present such a message, nor will we be the last. Key of David Publishing has been a voice for this same message for a generation, and still offers a number of relevant works by Batya and Angus Wootten, Ephraim Frank, and others that amplify this message from a number of perspectives. Ten Parts in the King is the first of a new generation of publications that will carry that message forward in days to come. Plans for these new works are in progress, so watch for updates!
Recently we posted a link to our first interview – a two-part appearance on the B’ney Yosef North America production, Reunion Roadmap. We explained the story behind Ten Parts in the King, and what the book is all about. Here’s the complete 36 minute interview for your listening pleasure!
The second half of our first public interview about Ten Parts in the King is now available! We were the guests on Reunion Roadmap, the radio program by B’ney Yosef North America on Hebrew Roots Radio. This was a two part interview which aired originally during the weekends of January 6 and 13, 2018. To hear the podcast, click on this link:
Have you ever wondered what the “Gospel of the Kingdom” is?
A couple of days ago, the phrase “the Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the earth” (Matt. 24:14) was running around in my head. As I pondered it, I was wondering about the relationship of Ten Parts In The King and this Kingdom process of reaching the ends of the earth.
You see, the major topic of the book is what the Gospel of the Kingdom is and how it is being advanced by the King! Further, we explain the purpose of the existence Jews and Christians and their relative relationship.
So, imagine my surprise when, less than 24 hours after I began pondering the importance of our book and the “Gospel of the Kingdom,” I received an email notification for Ephraim Frank’s most recent blog post that in a few short paragraphs spells out the outline of our book!! This is a MUST READ blog post! It just may be the best three minutes of your week!
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14).
So, when will the “end” come? ? ? ? This is the billion dollars (euros, yen, shekels, yuan etc.) question which has aroused countless speculations throughout the generations, and especially in ours.*
The conditional prerequisite for the “end” to come is that “this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the entire world as a witness to all the nations”. What Yeshua meant by “this Gospel of the Kingdom” and His definitions of it is an extensive topic which we will not cover here. However, in Acts 1:3 we are told that after His resurrection the Messiah spent His forty days on earth “speaking (to His disciples) of the things pertaining to the kingdom of Elohim”. It is quite significant, therefore, that that just before He was taken up these ones asked Him: “Master, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”
Pete and Al talk about Ten Parts in the King on Hebrew Nation Radio’s Monday morning show, The Remnant Road. The interview is in the second half, at 44 minutes into the podcast. To hear this podcast from January 15, 2018, click on the picture below:
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