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...

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...

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...

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... ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A call for authenticity!

The month of Elul (August) is a month of repentance and personal reflection that culminates with the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Do you take God's grace for granted?  I have found that there is a deception...

The Word become flesh, is it a distinctly Jewish concept?

The Word become flesh, is it a distinctly Jewish concept? Looking at the concept of God in human form and the deity of Yeshua the Messiah Back in June of 2009 I run into an "anti-missionary" from the orthodox community and had a c...

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...

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...

The concept of repentance, forgiveness, and the Messiah.

The concept of repentence, forgiveness, and the Messiah always tends to come up in conversation with respect to the disagreements that occur between Judaism, and the Messiai / Christian faith.  Are repentance and deeds of loving kindness...

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...

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, ...

Easter or Pesach (Passover)?

When the month of April comes around each year everyone begins to think about Easter. The question is what are we really celebrating? What does Pesach or Easter mean for us today? Do Pesach and Easter mean the same thing? As the Pesach (Passo...

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...

A Pesach Haggadah

A Pesach Haggadah for those who desire to have a Pesach (Passover) meal at their own home inviting friends and family over to celebrate the death, burial, and bodily ressurection of Yeshua (Jesus) in this time of year.  The biblical fest...

Having Genuine Faith

While reading this weeks Parsha and the portion from the Ketuvei Shelachim (Apostolic Writings) it appears that the Apostle Paul had these two Parshiot in mind while he was speaking to the people at Rome in Romans chapter 10.  This week'...

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...

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...

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...

Conspiracy Theories …

Our society is filled with conspiracy theories and a good number of movies have been centered upon one conspiracy theory or another. But, did you know that dwelling upon the various conspiracy theories that are shown on television or ...

Passover or Easter, that is the question? (2013)

This is a very touchy subject for some.  While discussing the question of Passover verses Easter, all kinds of feelings come upon us, anger, condemnation, hurt, wonder, and questions.  While presenting the historical differences between Passover and Easter, their origins, etc, we have to be merciful with one another.  This is how I choose to present this information, with...

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...

Religion is a Two-edged Sword by FFOZ

The article titled "Religion is a Two-edged Sword" discusses Religious zealotry and fanaticism as having no place among the disciples of Yeshua outside of our "zeal for the Torah" and "zeal for good deeds." This is an excellent article discussing an issue with transliteration of Hebrew into Greek as this is connected to ancient terrorism (zealotism) as opposed to...

One Torah for All – Are Christians Obligated to Obey the Torah?

The works of the Torah were never meant to be used as a means to earn one’s way into heaven.  Sadly to say many Christians today believe that this is exactly what was going on in the Old Testament in the ritual service that is commanded in the Torah at the Tabernacle and later in the Temple in Jerusalem....

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