Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Last Great Day of the Feast - HD

In the Gospel of John, we read in great detail of Yeshua’s traveling back and forth between the Galilee region where he lived and Jerusalem. Yeshua always traveled to Jerusalem during the Feast days. On one particular Feast day, the last and greatest day of the Feast of Tabernacles or Booths, Yeshua stood up in the temple and declared that He was the Living Water. What is the significance of Yeshua speaking these words during the Feast of Tabernacles, and especially on the last day which is considered the great day of the Feast? What other events happened during this feast when Yeshua declared that He was the Living Water?


Thursday, October 13, 2016

You Shall Dwell in Booths HD

The Feast of Tabernacles is celebrated by building and living in a hut or booth for seven days. During those seven days, special branches are combined with the Etrog or citron fruit and waved around. What is the significance of waving fruit and branches? Why remember that God had the children of Israel live in booths?

Saturday, October 8, 2016

One People One Heart - Part 6 HD

Ezekiel 37:17 And draw them one to one for yourself, into one stick. And they shall become for oneness in your hand. (J. P Green Interlinear Bible)

The rift between the tribe of Judah and the tribe of Ephraim dates back to the splitting of the kingdom in the time of King Rehoboam, the son of Solomon. Although Solomon started out following God, in his later years, he turned away and led Israel into idolatry.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Yeshua: Passover Lamb or Goat of Atonement? HD

Tuesday evening October 11th at sunset, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement begins. On this day, the high priest would have entered into the Holy of Holies to make atonement for the priesthood and the entire nation of Israel. One of the goats brought before the LORD at this time carried away the sins of the nation of Israel. When Yeshua was baptized, John the Baptist proclaimed that He was the lamb who takes away the sins of the world. But Yeshua was crucified on Passover not on Yom Kippur. How can He be both the Passover Lamb and the Goat of Atonement?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Celebrating the Fall Feast Days

This coming weekend, we kick off the Fall Feasts of the LORD with the Feast of Trumpets, also known as Rosh Hashannah, the Jewish New Year. The sound of the shofar on the Feast of Trumpets signals the beginning of three weeks of festivities and the first day of the month of Tishri. Oddly enough, the Jewish New Year begins on the first day of the seventh month, not the first day of the first month. Or perhaps, not so oddly, because it is the beginning of the seventh month, The Jewish New Year and the Feast of Trumpets and the entire fall feast season echo of the seventh day Sabbath of rest. But what do these feasts have to do with the believer in Yeshua the Messiah? Aren’t these feasts Jewish feasts?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Raising the Tabernacle of David HD

Acts 15 records the meeting of the leading disciples of Yeshua as they discussed the phenomenon of the Gentiles coming to faith in Yeshua and the problems that rose because of it. First and foremost, was determining whether Gentiles must convert to Judaism to be saved. Paul, Barnabas, and Peter testified that the Holy Spirit fell on Gentiles just like it did on the Jews supporting the idea that Gentiles didn’t need to convert to Judaism to be saved! This rocked the theology of the Jews! What was God doing? God had specifically set apart the Hebrew people to be his own special people, and, now, He is granting salvation to the Gentiles! How can this be? How can anyone properly worship God without becoming a Jew?


Saturday, September 17, 2016

One People, One Heart - Part 5 HD

In Psalm 133 David compares the unity of brothers to the anointing of Aaron and the dew of Hermon. The poetical form invites a visual imagery of the anointing oil flowing over Aaron which is in turn compared to dew falling on Mount Hermon. Let’s start with the literal act of Aaron’s anointing.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

What is the Gospel of Salvation? - Part 3 HD

Acts 15 describes the meeting of the leaders of the followers of Yeshua when they debated how to handle the sudden influx of Gentile believers. They first thought that Gentiles needed to convert to Judaism to receive salvation, but, based on the testimony of Paul, Barnabas, and Peter, they accepted that salvation was for the Gentile as well as the Jew.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

What is the Gospel of Salvation? - Part 2 HD

Does a person have to be a Jew to be saved? What is required to obtain salvation? Finally, what are the requirements of behavior for a Gentile who believes? 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

One People One Heart - Part 4 HD

David is the eighth son in a family that considered him not worthy to be a part of the family. The Jewish sages say that David’s father Jesse didn’t think that David was actually his son. Whether he was or not, there was friction in the family. When Samuel went to anoint a new king over Israel, David was not presented to Samuel as one of Jesse’s sons until Samuel asked if there was another son.