Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Garden of Delight

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. He spoke into existence the first plant life, the sun, moon, and stars. He spoke into existence the birds, fish, and land animals. Then God did something different! God created Adam in His image. After creating Adam, God prepared a special place for Adam to live. He planted a garden specifically for Adam! God planted this garden in Eden. The name Eden, from #5730, means pleasure, delight, and delicate! This was a garden designed by and for delight! But, what is the significance of this garden? What was Adam’s role there? What was life like in the Garden of Delight?

   

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?