Jesus and Hanukkah

The Jewish people have been persecuted and wronged since God first called Abraham. From Pharoah demanding that all Hebrew boys be killed and God providentially saving Moses to Esther saving her people and the holiday of Purim being instituted, God has always watched over His people. Hanukkah has a similar storyline. Like many before him,... Continue Reading →

The Joy of The Word

The Torah begins with the words, in the beginning God, and it ends with great blessings on the twelve tribes of Israel. From beginning to end, the Bible is the Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17... Continue Reading →

The Coming Celebration of Tabernacles

The instructions for the Feast of Tabernacles are found in Leviticus 23:33-44, and I encourage you to read them. We will start, however, in John 1:14 TLV "And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. We looked upon His glory, the glory of the one and only from the Father, full of grace and... Continue Reading →

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur begins tomorrow night (Tuesday, October 4, 2022) before sundown and ends Wednesday night, October 5, 2022. It is the second of the Fall Feasts.  Leviticus 23:26-32 NKJV "And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 27 “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you;... Continue Reading →

The Days of Awe

Do you know what I find ironic looking back over the last two years? When state governments told churches to close, they did. In some states like California and Nevada, casinos and strip clubs were open, but churches had to shut down. Some Christian celebrities got together and thought they could solve the problem by... Continue Reading →

The Coming of the Lord

How often do you think about the coming of the Lord? Until recently, it wasn't something that crossed my mind. At the end of last year, I read the book of Revelation and quasi-studied it. I find myself there again. The book frightened me as a kid; the idea of the anti-Christ, armageddon, wars, and... Continue Reading →

Elul: A Month of Preparation

Elul is the sixth month on the Hebrew calendar and leads into the High Holidays of Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot (The Feast of Trumpets, The Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles). The Fall Feasts are the only remaining feasts yet to be fulfilled. Jesus gave a warning in two parables in... Continue Reading →

Pressing Towards Pentecost

Surviving plagues, Lamb's blood keeping away death, seeing a sea parted and crossing on dry ground, bitter waters made sweet and being fed by miracle manna. Can it get any more memorable than this? The Hebrews had seen God do many things in a short amount of time, but now they are pressing towards their... Continue Reading →

From Passover to Pentecost

When Jesus rose from the dead, He stayed on earth for forty days. There is not a detailed record of what took place during those days, but there is one insight that is fascinating to me. Luke 24:44-49 LSB "And being in agony He was praying very fervently, and His sweat became like drops of... Continue Reading →

BE Restored

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV "And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." Passover is a time to be... Continue Reading →

BE Delivered

Passover is a time of deliverance. It is an invitation to examine our hearts and lives and get the leaven (sin) out. It is also one of three appointed Feasts of the Lord. Passover is the story of the Hebrew people being delivered from bondage and the fulfillment of our redemption from sin through the... Continue Reading →

BE! Rooted

Let there be is a phrase repeated in Genesis chapter one as God created all that the world contains. Colossians 2:6-7 LSB "Therefore as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,7 having been firmly rooted and being built up in Him, and having been established in your faith⁠—just as you were instructed⁠—and... Continue Reading →

The Hidden Hand of God

Tonight and tomorrow are joyous days of celebration for the Jewish people. Tonight marks the beginning of Purim, the celebration of the Jewish people being delivered from the murderous plot of the wicked Haman. Esther is a short book, and I encourage you to read it, as I will only be highlighting a few portions... Continue Reading →

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