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Two Sticks of Prophecy

In Ezekiel 37:15-23 the prophet is instructed to take two sticks and write on one: “For Judah and the sons of Israel, his companions” and on the other, “For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and the whole house of Israel”. Then he is to join the two sticks in his hand, symbolizing the healing of… Read more »

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Love, Hope and Faith

In 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Rav Shaul (Apostle Paul) describes the true meaning of love. In thirteen short verses, he sets a whole new standard for real love. This “love letter” was sent to the church in Corinth, which consisted of Jewish believers in Yeshua from Corinth, Ephesus and the surrounding regions, as well as Gentiles who were… Read more »

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Purim: Consequences & Opposition

The biblical feast of Purim, commanded in the book of Esther, is celebrated this year on March 15th and 16th. There are many facets of the story that could be emphasized, but if we ask the Lord He will pinpoint not only that which is universal but that which is pertinent to each of our lives… Read more »

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A Deeper Look at Atheism

My heart is again burdened in ongoing dialogue with young people in Israel who are wrestling with the faith of their Messianic Jewish upbringing as compared to agnosticism and atheism. The percentage of young people following in the faith of their parents here in Israel is higher than in some Western nations. Yet, I continue to… Read more »

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“Lech Lecha” – Go You!

In Genesis, chapters 12 to 22, the phrase “Lech Lecha” is found twice, once at the beginning and once at the end. “Lech Lecha” is a play on words that can mean either “go you” or “go, go”. It is used to emphasize the personal sacrifice of going somewhere to obey God. In the first… Read more »

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In Due Time

Editor’s note: Sitting in Abebe and Genet’s living room, their smiling joy and unity were as perceptible as the delicate, earthy smell of the Ethiopian food I was being served. Here were a husband and wife whose life-long covenant had held fast through several decades and political regimes in two countries. Their marriage is a testimony… Read more »

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Mutual Blessing

What is our destiny and purpose in life? How do we fit into the ultimate order of God’s redeemed creation? If we know the answers to these questions, we will find great joy and excitement in life. The answers lie in one concept, which is the subject of my latest book, Mutual Blessing.1 Mutual blessing was the… Read more »

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Cultural and Ethnic Developments

The first community of faith in Yeshua (Jesus) started on the day of Shavuot (Pentecost). There was an original core of 120 Jewish believers (Acts 1:14), made up primarily of native-born “Israelis” from the Galilee (Acts 1:11; 2:7) A careful reading of the Gospels and Acts reveals a social, almost ethnic tension between the Galilean… Read more »

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Faithful

Life can be likened to a long journey or marathon. At the finish line you only want to hear one thing, and nothing else matters: “Well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful in little; I will appoint you over much. Come into the joy of your Master.” (Matthew 25:21) God has given us… Read more »

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Faith Through Love

People will rise to the level of faith you have for them. This is a secret of supernatural friendship and also leadership. You see a person with all of their failures, faults, and frustrating qualities – but can you also see the divine potential in them? Your faith should focus on that potential, as you nurture… Read more »

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