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Relationships between Gentiles, Jews and Torah

A Yom Kippur Repentance From a Devout Non-Jew and My Jewish Response – Israel News

My thanks to Al McCarn (The Barking Fox Blog) for drawing my attention to the two letters that follow. They are a beautiful and welcome example of many remarkable exchanges that have been occurring between Judah and Ephraim in recent years, just as the prophets foretold. (Ezek 37 for example) We are watching His Plan unfold as HE intends it to. Praise Yah! May we humbly submit ourselves to HIS vision of reunification – not our own.

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The Reconciliation Statute, St. Michael's Cathedral, Coventry, England.The Reconciliation Statute, St. Michael’s Cathedral, Coventry, England.

Many people realized the significance of Ken Rank’s letter to the Jewish people when he published it last week.  We have only begun to see the impact of it.  Within a few short days it appeared as a guest blog piece in The Times of Israel, and today Breaking Israel News published it along with a deeply moving response by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz.

In years to come, when our God has completed His work of bringing together the fragmented parts of His people, these two letters by Ken and Eliyahu will be counted as major milestones in the process of breaking down the wall between those of us from the Christian side and our brethren from the Jewish side.

Source: A Yom Kippur Repentance From a Devout Non-Jew and My Jewish Response – Israel News


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7 Scriptural Proofs For Two House (Theology), following up on Zac Bauer

I am reblogging this excellent article by Pete Rambo of Natsab blog for one reason: I want to keep it handy for my own reference!! Thanks, Pete, for a great compendium of information on this topic of the Two Houses.

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One of the large theological stumbling blocks in Hebrew roots and Messianic circles today is a doctrinal position termed ‘Two House theology.’  It is a topic I have covered on this blog before, but recent conversation has led me to understand that we need to go over it again.  I firmly believe that Scripture, and especially prophecy, cannot be rightly understood until one fully grasps and embraces the Two House position.  That is not to say one cannot be saved, but I do not believe one will understand what is happening and how prophecy is being fulfilled until they fully understand and embrace Two House.

Here is an opening video that will begin our discussion.  Please watch, then read on…

Zac begins with seven verses that clearly demonstrate that the idea of two houses, and the meaning of the phrase, is not only entirely Scriptural, but connected to multiple significant…

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YHVH’S FEASTS – Introduction

Feasts - Divine AppointmentsYears ago, a church in our area sponsored a teaching event featuring a demonstration Seder (Passover meal), and it was a deeply moving experience for all of the participants.  The correlation between the elements of the feast and the life, death, resurrection and Kingship of Y’shua was so obvious, and gave us new insight into His ministry and His prominent place in Old Testament prophecy.   Continue reading YHVH’S FEASTS – Introduction

Two House… Unavoidable conclusion.

It always astonishes me when folks want to assert that God is dealing only with Christians today, and that they want to completely disregard the hundreds of scriptures describing the Father’s on-going dealings with the descendants of Abraham.   Pete Rambo (natsab blog) gives folks a simple way to challenge themselves and prove their stand one way or the other. Take the dare!

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Twice in the last couple days I have run into well-meaning individuals who denigrated the ‘Two House’ understanding of Scripture.

I realize, God has to open eyes and bring understanding, but at the same time, it is frustrating to deal with people who haven’t even taken the time to do something very simple:

-take a sheet of paper
-divide it into two columns
-label one column

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4 March 1215 Historians reveal the Magna Carta was first written in Hebrew #otdimjh

I thought this was a fascinating bit of trivia, since husband John’s ancestors include something like 10 signers of the Magna Carta!!

On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

By Paul Rimm, February 26, 2015
King John signs the Magna Carta in 1215. A Jewish lawyer drew it up

King John signs the Magna Carta in 1215. A Jewish lawyer drew it up

The original copy of the Magna Carta was written in Hebrew, newly discovered evidence has shown.

Clerks at King John’s court charged with compiling the “Great Document” 800 years ago turned for help to a Jewish lawyer, known as David of Cheapside, it is now believed.

Esther Smythe, professor of historical documentation at University College London, said recently unearthed papers showed that David was brought in to draft the complex legal clauses that had proved beyond the skill of John’s scribes.

Ms Smythe said documents dating back to the 13th century had been uncovered in the archive at Taschen Castle, in Lincolnshire, which contained an account by a clerk called Gerald Haman.

Gerald describes how courtiers sought out David and begged him to draw up the charter. He writes that…

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“IT IS MY BROTHERS WHO I AM SEEKING” – The Lost Sheep of the House of Israel are Returning Home

olivetrees_smIn May of this year (2015), John and I will be attending the First Ephraimite/Northern Israel National Congress in Israel.  The Congress will begin to lay the groundwork for the reunification of Judah and Ephraim – a reunification that is a constant theme of Scripture.  To say we are excited about the Congress is a tremendous understatement – it’s basically all we think and talk about!  This Congress is a huge step in the fulfillment of prophecy – it is so incredibly important!  We are in awe that Abba has permitted us to be a part of it.  It will take everything in us to be used of YHVH as He brings this all about.  Praise Him!

Etz B’ney Yosef is one of the sponsors of the Congress.   Pete Rambo (natsab) found this article on Etz B’ney Yosef’s site and reblogged it.  I had to reblog it, too – the passages quoted will knock your socks off!  These are all passages that I had been planning on writing about, but this article will do the trick!!  Read and be blessed!!

IT IS MY BROTHERS WHO I AM SEEKING

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Torah in the Book of the ACTS of the Apostles: Chapters 21 – 26

Acts 21 and 22 – Circumcision…. again –

Chapters 21 and 22 are filled with important information about the early believers’ understanding of their relationship to Torah.

Apparently the issue of circumcision was still a thorn in the side of the Body.  Continue reading Torah in the Book of the ACTS of the Apostles: Chapters 21 – 26

Torah in the Book of the ACTS of the Apostles: Chapters 19 – 20

Chapter 19 – Paul’s Message –

paul-preaching-in-synagoguePaul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God.  But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord. Acts 19:8-10, NIV
Continue reading Torah in the Book of the ACTS of the Apostles: Chapters 19 – 20

Torah in the Book of the ACTS of the Apostles: Chapters 17-18

Acts 17

There are two statements in this chapter that appear to confirm our belief that what the Romans were riled up about was (1) Paul’s advocacy of Y’shua as King of Israel, which they took as a political threat, and (2) his refusal to acknowledge the Roman gods. Continue reading Torah in the Book of the ACTS of the Apostles: Chapters 17-18

Torah in the Book of the ACTS of the Apostles: Chapter 16

Acts 16 – Timothy

Next is the interesting occurrence of Timothy’s circumcision.

map_first_JourneyPaul comes into town (probably Lystra) and meets Timothy, the godly son of a Jewish mother and a “Greek” father. It’s valuable to understand that for Paul and Jews of his day, the word “Greek” (“Hellene”) was often (but not exclusively) used to describe Jews who had abandoned or ‘adapted’ their Hebraic tradition in favor of the Hellenistic (Greco-Roman) culture of Rome, the world’s largest empire and the conqueror of Israel.  “Hellenistic Judaism was a form of Judaism in the ancient world that combined Jewish religious tradition with elements of Greek culture.”  (Wikipedia, Hellenistic Judaism) Continue reading Torah in the Book of the ACTS of the Apostles: Chapter 16