A few days ago, we had the incredible privilege of commemorating Messiah’s death and resurrection (pictured in the Passover Feast) in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem). We also had the delight and privilege of meeting again with James and Liz Block, believers who live in Jerusalem and founders of of Selah Worship Music. James told us of a fresh and exciting understanding that Abba has given him. Continue reading AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BRETHREN
Holy, holy, holy, is YHVH of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory. Isaiah 6:3
The feasts are still sacred for two main reasons:
- Most importantly, the meaning and efficacy of the feasts is based solely on the shed Blood of The Lamb and the Kingship of Messiah, as will be shown in the articles to follow. They are the commemoration and celebration of His Work, giving Him the honor that is His due. The Feasts will be celebrated at least throughout the Millennial Reign when He sits on the Throne. Do we really want to treat YHVH’s feasts with disdain and neglect?
- The feasts are prophetic pictures of Messiah’s unfolding ministry, which makes them extremely pertinent to the practice of our faith, since all that they picture has not yet been accomplished (Matt 5:18). They shed light on events of the past and prepare us for events yet to come.
Years 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
Pete Rambo has offered a really great (audio) study showing the many incredible ways that David’s encounter with Goliath pictures the Second Coming of Messiah. At the beginning, Pete reads a poem by Sam Walter Foss – the sound is not great and it’s hard to hear, so you can read the poem at PoemHunter.com. This is an excellent teaching and well worth the 45 minute investment of your time! Enjoy!
This week in Sunday School we took a look at Yeshua in the Tanakh as seen in David at the defeat of Goliath, I Samuel 17. I began our teaser with a poem I previously posted. Then, we looked at Psalm 23:3, also previously touched on here. Here is the ppt for the lesson, containing both poem and notes for the first part of the lesson. Paths v Cycles
Toward the end, I give a homework assignment and tell them that Torah is GOOD!! handout will help them. I HIGHLY recommend this one page study sheet.
Here is the 45 minute audio of the lesson that ultimately connects David and Goliath with our Messiah’s Second Coming, also previously discussed on this blog.
Enjoy and please share. Feedback welcome.
The next Torah-pertinent passage we find in Acts is in Chapter 12. It is the first indication we get that the disciples were still observing the Feasts of YHVH. It is rather indirect, but worth mentioning. We will see other more obvious evidences later.
Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) Acts 12:1-3
Continue reading Torah in the Book of the ACTS of the Apostles: Chapters 11 – 12
All things are being restored, as promised in scripture, and part of that restoration includes a renewed understanding of the believer’s place in the Family of God. This article does a great job of explaining that relationship. Thanks to Al Carn of “The Barking Fox.”
The timeless appeal of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac is in its depiction of selfless love. Cyrano’s bigger-than-life character captures our attention instantly. How could it not? He is a man’s man – no one wields a sword as brilliantly, nor as judiciously, as this noble French warrior whose sense of right and wrong guides him to uphold the cause of those less fortunate. Yet Cyrano is a sensitive soul, the greatest poet of his day, and one quick to win the confidence of the ladies. Even though his overly large nose draws immediate notice, Cyrano himself is larger than this one glaring defect, and in fact capitalizes on it to win greater acclaim and honor. But it is that defect which keeps Cyrano from the desire of his…
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Most believers in the Christian church have never heard of “The Second Exodus” nor is it taught as it relates to His Kingdom. Is there a basis for such a teaching and what role does it play in Y’shua’s return?
We are still examining the various teachings pertaining to this subject, but our focus is to learn what Scripture has to say about it. What we are finding in Scripture is totally different from the teachings we have come across thus far. We have studied this topic fairly thoroughly in the Word, but there is still more to be considered. Nevertheless, at the request of friends and family, we present what we have learned so far. Continue reading THE SECOND EXODUS
REBLOGGED from The Coming Kingdom, by John and Sue Wyatt, originally published July 12, 2014.
Y’shua rejoices that His Kingdom will be known for its adherence to the wonderful Word of YHVH – His Torah! His Kingdom will be a righteous Kingdom, its citizens displaying the Character of YHVH for all to see! Continue reading Y’shua and the Torah in the Kingdom
The second half of Habakkuk 2:4 (…the just shall live by his faith) is quoted three different times in the New Testament epistles: Rom 1:17, Gal 3:11 and Heb 10:38. That makes it a pretty important verse – one that every believer should take pains to understand. Continue reading The Just Shall Live by Faith
The Book of Enoch!
Continue reading Jude quoted it – why don’t we read it?