Teachings

Who is Malchizedek (Malki-Zedek) and what was his mission?

He was the King of Salem (Gen. 14:18) and a Priest of “G-d most high” (El elyon ) the first time this expression is used in the Bible. In the Messianic Scriptures Yahshua is referred to by demoniacs as “Son of HaElyon” in Mk. 5:7; Luke 8:28; Acts 16:17; Hebrews 7:1). Traditional Judaism believes Malchizedek… Read more »

Abortion

Elements: The Wisdom of G-d will seem as foolishness to man Humankind claims that a woman should have control over her body in the sense that she can grant or deny life. We might consider that her control should have been manifested when she fornicated. Biblical point of view is that we are not (sovereign)… Read more »

G-d’s New Thing

Text: Isaiah 43:18-21 We are entering into the New Year and this reminded me of reading some time ago in a newspaper of a reported suicide on the first day of a New Year. The victim was an eighteen-year-old girl. Before she took her life she left a note, which read, “I made an agreement… Read more »

Alone with G-d?

There are four things I wish to cover under this topic. 1. Our Solitude with Him 2. His solitude with US 3. His Call to US 4. The Costs of His Call Go to Mark 4:34. This suggests Our Solitude with Him. “When they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples” (Mark 4:34)…. Read more »

Why Follow the Torah?

Let’s examine the motiva­tions for following Torah.There are several reasons why the Torah is to be lived. All reasons are meant to be considered equally. 1. Because G-d Tells Us To! One word frequently used to describe much of the content of the Torah is the Hebrew mitzvah. This simply means “com­mandment.” It is something… Read more »

Matthew 3:11 Is There a Second Baptism-An Exposition

Key Verse: Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Yochanan the Immerser (John the Baptist) prophesied that The Coming One would mikveh (baptize)… Read more »

Weak Believers – Strong Trust

Romans Chapter 14 Christians often challenge Messianic Jews as being “weak believers” because they keep G-d’s Festivals, dietary laws and His Shabbat. The specifics of the passages usually quoted are clearly in a Gentile cultural and religious context, NOT a Jewish one. Christians bring a presupposition “to the table” that the “New Testament” abrogates the… Read more »

The Parable of the Sower: Mark 4:3-8

(Transmission: Mill’s Inductive Method) I. Yahshua in His wisdom in Mark four does not define the subject of the parable prior to his reported delivery, for example: “Sown seed is like unto the word of God”. In other parables he does identify the subject and we can only conclude it was not so in this… Read more »

LASHON HARA

“Who is the person who desires life and loves days that he may see the good? Guard your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.” (Psalm 34:12-14). One of the most difficult sections of the Torah to understand is the discussion of… Read more »