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When your Torah observance falls short

Many people within the Messianic faith focus on a persons acceptance, accommodation and commitment to observing the Torah given Israel. And many struggle with how, when, where, who, why….  in relation to … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Messianic Judaism and The Committed Non-Jew

Originally posted on …toward a messianic judaism:
Will Messianic Judaism be the only expression of Judaism that excludes from full participation the Committed Non-Jew? This is a question that faces…

December 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inventing the Palestinian People

https://youtu.be/aYMviMHH0nc This video explores the origin of the Palestinian people, challenging the Arab claim that they have lived in the Land of Israel since time immemorial.  This is a very important … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Feasts, the Prophets, the Messiah

Originally posted on The Messianic Way:
As we approach the high holy days contemplation comes to mind about how the fall feasts fit in to Messiah’s plan.  How will the…

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Broken Hearted…….Please Help

It is with heavy heart and sadness that I have to announce that our co-blogger and long time friend Charles Ryalls has been diagnosed with stage 4 inoperable cancer throughout his … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Truth About Matrilineal Descent – InterfaithFamily

A case for patrilineal descent within Judaism. The orthodox dividing line. The Truth About Matrilineal Descent – InterfaithFamily. By J.R. Wilheim March 22, 2007 A mamzer who is a scholar … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Anyone with one Jewish parent has a right to call himself Jewish: Why patrilineal descent is the more authentic tradition

Originally posted on WanderingHebrew.com:
One of the great schisms in Judaism today is what “rules” we follow to define or identify who is Jewish. This may come as a…

January 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Meet the (Christian) Mockers

I recently watched the movie ‘Meet the Fockers’ again. They wittingly make a mockery of marriage and romance.  Comedy is the cure for almost all sadness, and a person who knows how to … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel

The Pro-Israel candidate – “I will aways support Israel’s security” – “I will bring with me an unshakable commitment for Israel’s security” “Let me be clear. Israel’s security is sacrosanct,  non-negotiable” “with … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Orthodox and Non-Orthodox Judaism

Two Contrary Understandings of Judaism For American non-Orthodox Jews, who are the vast majority in the United States (the number of American Jews who identify with Orthodoxy at a maximum … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Shmita Calculations

I’ve been working a Shmita spreadsheed and trying to fit dates to it.  I’ve uploaded a copy of the excell spreadsheet for you to play around with.  And a pdf … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 8 Comments

What does “until all is accomplished” mean? ~side two

I re-read a blog that got many hits throughout the years and found myself wanting to answer the question again, in hopes that I could clarify more precisely what I’m … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Gospel Coaltion: 9 Things You Should Know About Hamas

Definitely worth a reblog

August 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Promises made to Abraham

This is what I saw said; The promise given to Abraham comes through Israel, so when the promise is offered to the nations, the Torah observant Gentiles think they have to go through … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 5 Comments

Walking in the Dust of the Footsteps of Moshiach

Originally posted on Morning Meditations:
This is the actual time of the “footsteps of Mashiach.” (the final age prior to Mashiach’s advent) It is therefore imperative for every Jew to…

June 17, 2014 · 8 Comments

Donetsk leaflet: Jews must register or face deportation

A leaflet distributed in Donetsk, Ukraine calling for all Jews over 16 years old to register as Jews marred the Jewish community’s Passover festivities Monday (Passover eve), replacing them with … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Review of “What About the New Covenant,” Part 4

Originally posted on Morning Meditations:
Session Four: Better Promises But Jesus has now obtained a more excellent ministry, and to that degree he is the mediator of a better covenant,…

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kiev Jewish Messianic Congregation one of the largest

Did you know Kiev is home to one of the largest Messianic congregations in the world?  Please offer some prayers up for these brothers and sisters. Jewish Messianic congregation in … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Noah’s Ark Blueprints Found

Originally posted on British Museum blog:
Irving Finkel, curator, British Museum I’ve just come from the press conference launching my new book, The Ark Before Noah. As I told the…

January 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

When will heaven and earth pass away?

17″Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.18For truly, I say to you, … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

When everlasting is no longer everlasting

Conditional covenants are everlasting as long as the terms of the contract are upheld by the agreeing parties. Israel broke the covenant. Therefore it is no longer everlasting. I was … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 7 Comments

Jews, Gentiles and The Torah Parts 1-4

Reblogged from MessiahMandate.org by Ron Cantor: “Are you telling me that as a Gentile believer, I don’t have to keep the Sabbath or eat Kosher in order to be saved?” … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 36 Comments

Should Gentiles Keep Torah: Part 2.

Originally posted on Rivers of Hope:
  Torah Last week’s blog received more attention than any blog I have written since the one on the fact that Israeli teachers don’t carry…

September 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Power to Forgive

If you don’t use the power I gave you, I will not use my power to save you.         Did God give us the power to forgive … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Feasts, the Prophets, the Messiah

As we approach the high holy days contemplation comes to mind about how the fall feasts fit in to Messiah’s plan.  How will the fall feasts be fulfilled by Messiah?  … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 11 Comments

The Gospel of Grace

The Gospel was promised before through the prophets.  It regarded God’s Son, who came in the flesh as a descendant of King David, was a man from the house of … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Messianic Judaism Needs to Change…

FINALLY! A Messianic Rabbi in the NW I can support!

August 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

Grace or Law? How Then, Shall We Live?

Originally posted on Joyfully Growing in Grace:
After salvation, how then, shall we live? Is Grace the best path, or is Law the best path? Many come to sites like JGIG…

August 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Gospel does not equate to Torah observance

In the old world of Messianic Judaism Torah observance was not equated with the gospel. The good news was not that the nations are called to observe Torah by the … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

Another Gospel?

What is the Gospel/Good News? In the recent past I’ve heard the gospel referred to the good news that Yeshua has given us perfect example of how to live a … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Ark and the Tent of David

12Then the whole assembly kept still as they listened to Bar-Nabba and Sha’ul tell what signs and miracles God had done through them among the Gentiles. 13 Ya’akov broke the silence to reply. … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Mount of Olives

This morning in prayer I imagined a picture.  A figurative description of a couple of prophecies.  I saw Yeshua coming down from heaven as He placed His feet down on … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

What is the name of the Father?

John 5:43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not receive me. How do you understand this? “I have come in my Father’s name” I see this … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 5 Comments

Supersessionism – Replacement Theology

The One New Man Messianic Jews seemingly can not enter into apologetics with Christians without being confronted by replacement theology, or supersessionism. The doctrine of supersessionism holds that the New Testament church … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

Parallels

Like Moses brought the children of Yisrael through the baptism of the Red Sea to hear the very words of God spoken from Mt. Sinai. John brought the children of … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dismantling Legalism In the Messianic Jewish Movement Today (MLC)

I would like to share, and stand with another Messianic Jew’s endeavor to witness the word of God,  and the testimony of Yeshua Messiah. By Marshall Beeber (The Messianic Literary Corner) … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Second Passover Commandments ~ John 15:10

As we are finding, within the context of John 13-17 during the second Passover.  We see Yeshua as our Passover Lamb who is about to shed His blood over the … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Rest For The People Of God

Is the Sabbath a sign of God’s people?  Will the world know those who follow God because of the observance to a 7th day physical rest? There is much debate … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 8 Comments

The Second Passover Commandments ~ John 14:15 21 & 23

In the previous post we laid out the context for this key chapter.  We see that Yeshua has gathered for the Passover that precedes His sacrifice.  He has cleansed His … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Second Passover Commandments ~ John 13:15 & 34

My next string of blogs will be about the verse most used to justify observance of the Law by those who claim to follow Messianic Judaism. If you love me, … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 5 Comments

Who are Messianic’s?

Within the camp, there are Jews who came to believe in Messiah, then there are Christians who came to believe in Judaism. And then there is the more startling fact … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

What does it mean to observe the Torah of God?

It means that we have believed Yeshua’s Words, given to Him by the Father for Yeshua to give those who were given Him by God. It means because of our … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

One House Theology?

I just lost 3 posts trying to create this blog.  Something does not want me to speak about this.  Or I’m inept today. I recently ran across a article from … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · 7 Comments

A romanticized view of Hebrew/Jewish life

I’ve heard it said many times that Messianic congregations have a majority of gentiles.  And that most of them came out of the  of  the charismatic movement.  And so, they … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 6 Comments

Faith in the Living Manna

After God saved and redeemed Yisrael out of Egypt they found themselves in the middle of the desert with no food or drink.  And they complained to God that it … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Law from Zion

Is the Law given Moses really the Word of the Lord given Yeshua? Isaiah 2 2 It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

New or ReNewed ~ Covenant – part 2

The 3rd chapter of Galatians is pretty clear when it comes to describing the Law’s temporary state in history. Galatians 3 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

New or ReNewed ~ Covenant – part 1

Does God do something New?  Does he bring us closer to his presence?  Or does he renew the barriers between us? The new fad of the Land within Messianic congregations … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Power of the Cross – Is the Message of God an offense to Torah observance

The message of the cross is the power of God to save.  As proved to us through the resurrection of Messiah, and the free gift of the Spirit upon all … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 7 Comments

The Message

Recently I have enjoyed reading The Message bible version.  So much that I have purchased it for ‘easy’ reading.  This translation is not a word for word, but basically a … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 1 Comment
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