Teachings

N’filim Study: Lesson #3

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue N’philim: Lesson 3 Thus far we have established that the N’philim exist and that they are the fallen angels also called the “sons of G-d” in Genesis 6:2. We also learned through careful research and deduction that these beings were most likely created before the six-day creation story starting with Genesis… Read more »

N’filim Study: Lesson 4

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue N’filim Study: Lesson 4 In the last three lessons we established that the angels were most likely created before the six-day creation story in Genesis 1:1. We learned that Satan and his followers fell/were cast out of heaven due to their rebellion against G-d, subsequently establishing themselves on earth. The satanic… Read more »

Nephilim: Lesson 2

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue N’filim: Lesson 2 In our first lesson, we established that there are indeed fallen angels. These angels also referred to as “the sons of G-d” in Genesis 6:1-4 who cohabitated with the daughters of man. In this way, they continued to spread the satanic line through humanity. The offspring are the… Read more »

Demonology

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Demonology I was told by Rabbi Phil Davis that the last subject he studied in the curriculum was demonology. When I attended Liberty seminary, it was not even in the curriculum. For Rabbi Phil he was told that this course was last because the faculty thought it a subject only for… Read more »

Amalek

Amalek In light of the current situation in the Mideast, I want to investigate some of the end-time players, especially Amalek. Our sages and rabbis identify Amalek as the perennial enemy of Israel throughout biblical and modern history. Therefore, we must recognize that Amalek’s progeny is Israel’s eternal enemy. Since this is so the question… Read more »

Buying and Selling on the Sabbath

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Buying and Selling on the Sabbath To understand the section of scripture we are going to discuss, we need to understand what was going on at the time. Ezra had arrived in Jerusalem from Babylon in 457 B.C E. (the seventh year of the king). The temple had been built previously,… Read more »

What does the Expression “An eye for an eye” mean?

What does the expression “An eye for an eye” mean? I will begin with some of the Jewish texts that explain this passage and concept, and then I will provide an explanation beyond the Jewish sources. The answer begins with the fact that understanding the Bible requires more than reading one verse in order to… Read more »

The Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 5-8

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue The Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 5-8 We are going to look into the structure of the Sermon on the Mount and examine some of the doctrine found there. This is doubly important because it is Yahshua’s teaching, and His own doctrine that is delivered to us. Because of the doctrine… Read more »

What you see is what you get…. Not!

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue What you see is what you get… Not! The sign read “ come in and see the world’s largest man- eating alligator!” One woman passed by the sign and informed her husband that she had no interest in seeing this exhibit because she was afraid of “scaly creatures.” She thought she… Read more »

Gershom and the circumcision Sh’mot (Exodus) 4:24-6

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Gershom (foreigner there) The question addressed today is how old was Gershom when he was circumcised? We are told very little about this son of Moshe in scripture so we must delve deeper for the answer. First is the scripture and background. Yitro had just agreed to Moshe’s request to return… Read more »