Thinking Hebraically (לחשוב בדרך של העברית)

You might have heard it said that we need to think hebraically or we need to have a Hebrew mind rather than a having Greek mind (Western mind). But what does it really mean to think hebraically and why is it important? In this short researc...

1 John 1:1-10, So what are we supposed to do?

In the Apostle John’s first epistle, he begins writing giving an account in a similar manner as described in John chapter 1, the Word of God being the light of men.  The message begins with an eyewitness testimony about the life an...

Paul’s Warning in Romans 12:1-2

In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans, he is pleading with members of the body of Christ onthe importance of our bodies being the dwelling place of the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit).In the Textus Receptus, Paul says “parak...

Proverbs 9:1-4, Why is wisdom considered feminine and how does wisdom mix wine?

Mishley / Proverbs 9:1-4 9:1 Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars; 9:2 She has prepared her food, she has mixed her wine; She has also set her table; 9:3 She has sent out her maidens, she calls From the tops of the h...

Lucifer (Satan) and Judaism

Below is a discussion email response I gave a while back on the topic of "Lucifer (Satan) and Judaism." A lot of times there appear to be a disconnection between what we have accepted traditionally as doctrine such as that in discussions wi...

Muhammad or Jesus of Nazareth?

I have heard it said that a Muslim submits himself to Allah out of love, but does a Muslim submit himself to Allah and to Islam because he loves Allah? According to the encyclopedia Britannica, in the religion of Islam, the tradition or coll...

Is Isaiah 53 the only prophecy in the Bible for the Messiah?

Rabbinic Judaism teaches that the Messiah has not come. Some sects of Judaism even have their own messiah. Regardless of Judaism's questions on who the Messiah is we know for certain because the Bible prophetically revealed Yeshua as the Me...

Should a Believer practice Yoga?

Whether or not it is ok for Christ's believers to be involved in Yoga is a topic that many believers disagree about. The purpose for this study is to analyze the origins of Yoga and to examine what the scriptures reveal about the subject. I...

Parashat Bereshit, In the Begining God created …

This week's reading from the Triennial Cycle (Bereshit / Genesis 1:1-2:3) gives the account of the creation week when God made the heavens and the earth. Did you know that the entire Bible (all of scripture) rests upon these first few verse...

Can Christians participate in worldly activities such as going to Bars?

"...if any man who is called a brother ..." 1 Corinthians 5:11 the apostle Paul is talking about a brother in the faith and not referring to befriending unbelievers for the purpose of witnessing/living ones life for Christ amongst the lost...

The Bulls of our lips or The Temple Sacrifice?

I have been reading "Siddur Kol Yaakov" published by Mesorah Publications and have come across an interesting paradox within the rabbinical prayers found in the Siddur. This paradox stems from conversations I have had with a few Orthodox Jews...

Seeing Beyond the Physical Realm

Have you examined your heart towards others? Do things always tend to come up that remind you of past hurts and pains? Does being reminded of the past cause feelings of anger and judgment to rise up in your heart towards someone else? Exam...

The Humanity of Yeshua (Jesus)

The scriptures say that Yeshua (Jesus) experienced humanity as we do meaning that He was tempted as we are tempted (but he did not sin) and he went through pain and sorrow as we do (i.e. going to the cross). As a result of His sufferings, Hi...

Does Christianity produce Sexual Misery?

I was reading an article from apologeticspress.org that is titled "Does Christianity produce 'Sexual Misery' " and had a few comments on the article. There is an interesting point that I thought about with regard to the article (shown below)....

Satanic Attack: analysis of the nature of satanic attack and what to do when under attack.

We live in a dangerous time, where opportunities to sin are at its highest and various avenues for slipping into sinful behavior is easy. We need to be very careful to guard our hearts, our eyes, and our ears in order to protect ourselves spi...

Come and Receive the Living Waters of Salvation!

Hag Sukkot, the Festival of Booths, is a time of rejoicing before the Lord according to Vayikra / Leviticus 23:40 'Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of lea...

The Idols We place in Our Hearts.

Reading through the book of Ezekiel we learn that Ezekiel was a Priest and Prophet of ancient Yisrael of the 6th Century BC. He was the subject and author of the book that is named after its author. Ezekiel began to prophesy to the Yisrael i...

Historical Narrative of Genesis chapter 1.

I put together these slides to help with understanding the literary technique in Sefer Bereshit (Book of Genesis). The literary technique that Moshe used when he wrote the account of God's creation is written in the "Historical Narrative." T...

Chasidut, follower, pious … God’s Word and Truth, how do we apply it in our lives?

Today we live in a culture of post-modern philosophy. This type of culture consist of shifting truth (relativism) and broken promises, from politics to our relationships. Does it feel as if you are unable to take anyone at his or her word tod...

A Kingdom of priests and a holy nation.

All of Torah points to the messiah, from the text as a whole down to one word as demonstrated in Exodus 19:6. In this study we see how Moshe reveals to us from the Hebrew scriptures the promise of the Messiah Yeshua in the fulfillment of the...

Does God need to be Reminded?

Reading through Parashat Ki-Tisa we find the story of Chet Ha'Egel (the sin of the golden calf). After Moshe had spent 40 days on the mountain of Sinai, the children of Israel began to doubt whether he was coming back and asked Aaron to make ...

To bear our iniquity!

Reading through Parashat Shimini (meaning "eighth," the third word, and first dictinctive word in the parshah) we are reminded of the importance of the priestly role Yeshua fulfilled as the Messiah.  Both the Torah and Ketuvei Shelach...

Ask not counsel at the mouth of the Lord?

Deception is at its greatest peak in history and the battleground is in the heart. Without a biblical worldview it becomes impossible to determine what life is really about, which is to serve the Lord in everything that we do! Read more... ...

Do Demons Speak Out in Today’s Music?

Spiritual Warfare is something that every believer must deal with in their life and walk as a believer in Yeshua the Messiah.  It is interesting that few believers have considered that modern music is one of the most significant plac...

What are the Characteristics of a Good Teacher?

The challenge before us today is to remain in God's word, to study to show ourselves approved unto God, and to continue to teach God's truth in light of the characteristics of being His representatives here on Earth. Read more...

Religion, Evolution, and biased Research?

If political bias can skew ones research, why can't a religious bias also skew ones research? Arrogance in humanism and evolutionary thought has led many astray. We need to wake up to the fact of what is really going on. This isn't just...

Our culture • Our Upbringing • Our Walk with the Lord

"Breaking out of our culture and upbringing and stepping into G-d's will." As a priests and a kings, how do we honor and bring glory to God? How do we minister before the Lord? There are two ways to minister to the Lord, (i) through prayer, ...

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