Teachings

Example of Celebrating Erev Shabbat in the home

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Erev Shabbat Service in the Home (one example) Candle lighting times are available on most Jewish calendars. Where there is a family; a man, woman, and children, there are various roles that I will identify. In homes where there is only one person, individuals may recite all of the liturgy. The… Read more »

A Brief Examination of the Rapture

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Rapture and Gematria Although the Rosh Rebbe and I taught this lesson in the past, I want to provide information on the subject again because of recent questions on the subject and the lack of believers’ ability to respond accurately in a timely manner to such inquires. We must take individual… Read more »

Of Mice and Men: Physical versus Spiritual Cleanliness; a comparison

    Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Physical and Spiritual Cleanliness: of mice and men Physical cleanliness is certainly taught in part of G-d’s Torah. However, it is not the ultimate point or end-all for the teachings in scripture. Rather, spiritual cleanliness is the object and concept we need to learn and integrate beyond the physical…. Read more »

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Did Socrates Obtain Salvation? An Exercise of Dialectic I. METHOD I will be using SOCRATES own method: Sometimes called the Method of Dialectic. A form of seeking (“boxing in”) knowledge by employing questions and answers. For example, a question is put, such as: “What is courage? The answer offered by the… Read more »

Easter: Against the Commands of G-d

Easter: Against the Commands of G-d As we once again approach the Pesach Seder, we also hear of the Christian chatter as they prepare for Easter as they claim is in celebration of Christ’s Resurrection. However, such statements reflect the biblical ignorance of many as they are taught by their clergy and choose not to… Read more »

Typology of the Offerings: a Multi-Class presentation

Typology of the Offerings THE SIN OFFERING The sin offering was first directly commanded in Lev. 4. “If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the Lord concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them”, then that conduct would require a sin offering…. Read more »

Fallen Angels

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Fallen Angels The subject of fallen angles has been coming up more frequently, especially with all of the publicity regarding UFOs. The curiosity about these beings prompted me to post this teaching. Most people woefully lack understanding when it comes to fallen angels. However, the subject is something we should not… Read more »

A Psalm of David

A Psalm of David. Text: Psalm 23:1-6 Theme: The Great Shepherd 1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4Yea, though… Read more »

Dying to Self and Following YHVH/Yahshua

Dying to Self and Following Yahshua.   In the past you have heard me speak of Kabbalah and the most important perquisite to studying this discipline is self-nullification.  To put it another way self-nullification is “to die to self.” This principle of dying to “self” is prominently found in the Sermon on the Mount. This… Read more »