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 »
What’s In a Name ?
Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue What’s in a Name? I need to preface this study with a few comments. There is much debate over the Yahshua’s name; whether it is YAHshua or YEHshua, or “even “Jesus” as a Greek translation of Yahshua. There are several organizations that even make and teach doctrine based on their… Read more »
Who are you and from where have you come?
Tonight we want to consider this question… “Who are you and from where have you come?” During adolescence we become aware, and are faced with the dilemma of discovering who we are. Our knowing and confirming the answer to this question is the essential element that provides us with the foundation upon which to build… Read more »
The First Earthly Illustration of Forgiveness with Eschatological Significance
The First Earthly Illustration of Forgiveness There are many landmark moments in the history of our world that change the way civilization operates from that point forward. A few examples include the discovery of penicillin, X-rays; the smallpox vaccine; discovery of the genetic code, the first flight, electricity; light bulbs, and the telephone. There is… Read more »
An “eye for and eye” explained
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 »
Why did Yahshua Die?
Largely, those professing Christians have bought into the perception that Yahshua was a passive, even timid man. Many distorting such verses as “turn the other cheek” to support this hypothesis. However, careful reading of the Scriptures opposes this characterization. In Matthew 10:34 we are told by Yahshua Himself, and I quote: “Think not that I… Read more »
No Covenant for a ”Gentile Church”
This paper is based on G-d’s truth as given in His Word, and the reader with the Set-Apart Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) as his witness will have to determine if he accepts it.To insure ease of reading, all scripture has been included for the reader’s convenience in determining the accuracy of the thesis presented. I… Read more »
Tabernacle & Sacrifices
Class 1 The Tabernacle is one of the greatest teaching aids for the atonement of Yahshua. It is a self-revealing plan of YHVH’s revelation to humankind. I’m going to take a back door kind of approach to this subject. Instead of taking you through the typology of the Tabernacle proper, I will initially address the… Read more »
Christians and Messianic Jews
Rom 2:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. Rom 2:26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? Rom 2:27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature,… Read more »
The Hebrew/Aramaic word PARDES is spelled in Hebrew and Aramaic without vowels as PRDS. PaRDeS refers to a park or garden, esp. the Garden of Eden. The word appears three times in the Aramaic New Testament (Lk. 23:43; 2Cor. 12:4 & Rev. 2:7). The word PRDS is also an acronym (called in Judaism “notarikon”) for:… Read more »