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Defining the Miracle of Chanukkah

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Defining the Miracle of Chanukkah Many believers in all sects of Judaism look forward to the celebration of Chanukkah, otherwise known as the Festival of Lights or the Festival of Dedication, celebrated in the winter months. This year the celebration begins on the 12th of December (beginning of 25th of Kislev… Read more »

Yahshua’s Chanukkah and the Truth about Christmas

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue 22 “Then came Chanukkah in Yerushalayim. It was winter, 23 and Yahshua was walking around inside the Temple area, in Shlomo’s Colonnade. 24 So the Judeans surrounded him and said to him, “How much longer are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us publicly!”… Read more »

Study of the Prophets (Cont.): Ezekiel Chap.7:1-16

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue: Study of the Prophets (Cont.) Ezekiel Chapter 7: 1-16 7:1-19: “Moreover the word of the L-rd came unto me saying, Also thou son of man, thus saith the L-rd G-d unto the land of Israel; An end, the end has come upon the four corners of the land. Now is the… Read more »

Ezekiel Lesson 8

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Ezekiel Lesson 8 Today we begin with Chapter 5: “And thou, son of man, take thee a sharp knife, take thee a barber’s razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard: then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair. Thou shalt burn with fire… Read more »

Ezekiel Lesson 7

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Ezekiel: Lesson 7 (Chapter 3:20- 4) 3:20 Both the wicked and the righteous must accept responsibility for their sins and the consequences thereof. The phrase “he shall die in his sin,” as referring to the righteous man, means that he shall die “by” or because of ‘his sin. The death described… Read more »

Ezekiel Lesson 6

Ezekiel Lesson 6 2:9 The phrase “scroll of a book” refers to a scroll or rolled manuscript. The codex or leaflet format was not used for books until the first century C.E. This particular scroll was inscribed on both front and back, indicating an extensive message. The nature of that message was judgment. 3:1 “Moreover… Read more »

Ezekiel: Lesson 5

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Ezekiel: Lesson 5 Jewish doctrine was complete by the time of 1 Enoch, well before the emergence of Christianity of Gnosticism (knowledge of hidden things.). Gnosticism is the philosophy that only a few have special knowledge. This tradition would seem by extant evidence that it was the house of Zadok of… Read more »

Study of the Prophets: Ezekiel Lesson 4

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Study of the Prophets: Ezekiel Lesson 4 Last week we ended with the vision of Ezekiel of a man in the throne vision. It is not directly a vision of G-d but of glorified man. A man in his potentially final states of spiritual transfiguration that would seem here to represent… Read more »

The Feast of Unleavened Bread: Special reading for Pesach Shabbat

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue The Feast of Unleavened Bread in the Bible I receive many questions about unleavened bread and the laws concerned with removing it from your homes. Interestingly, I seldom get questions inquiring as to what behaviors may be equated with leaven (sin) as individuals either begin or continue their “wilderness experience” and… Read more »

Study of the Prophets: Ezekiel (Cont.)3_19_18

Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue Study of the Prophets: Ezekiel: 3/18/18 We have arrived at the place in Ezekiel where we have been examining the symbology of Ezekiel’s chariot. This leads us to a hidden doctrine in Judaism within the corpus of work identified as Kabbalah. The general public has for the most part, understood Kabbalah…. Read more »