The Ladder of Gospel and Law

The relationship between the Gospel message and Jewish tradition can be described simply by imagining a ladder with four rungs or priorities: Salvation by Grace Moral Law Ritual Law Religious Tradition Salvation by Grace Yeshua (Jesus) took our punishment on the cross and then rose from the dead to provide eternal life. That message is… Read more »

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Can God Appear in Human Form?

I recently read an article in an Orthodox Jewish magazine, called “The Problem of Anthropomorphism.”  This word has a Greek root, taken from words used in the New Covenant as well.  Anthropos is human or man.  Morph is form. So, the word literally means “in the form of a man.” The question is a theological… Read more »

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Start the Year with Repentance

We all like things new.  In fact the process of all living things contains constant renewal.  God sends His spirit and creation is renewed (Psalm 103:5, 104:30). If we want to renovate, we must clear out the old stuff.  The water tank on the third floor of the church of Tabitha, our pastor friend in… Read more »

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I Couldn’t Go On without an Answer

I was born in the United States and grew up in a Jewish family. When I was young, I attended a conservative Jewish congregation and all my friends were Jewish. I happened to do very well in school, and was accepted to Harvard University. There, as I studied philosophy, psychology, and ancient literature, I began… Read more »

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War in the Heavenlies

The book of Revelation describes spiritual warfare in the end times. That warfare is between angels loyal to God and angels that fight against God (demons). “There was war in the heavenlies. Michael and his angels fought with the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought” (Revelation 12:7). Our primary battle is not with… Read more »

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John 17 Prayer

This High Priestly prayer of Yeshua (Jesus) is a high water mark for intercessory prayer, a gold mine of revelation. Many people refer to John 17 as Yeshua’s prayer for the unity of the Church. Certainly that is part of the prayer. However, the prayer as a whole is much more. The reference to our… Read more »

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Threat of Globalization

There is a serious problem today with the trend toward globalization.  This affects almost every sphere of life: Banking, economy and trade Media, hi-tech and communications Government and diplomacy Religion Even some health policies What is the problem? Aren’t we “pro-global”? After all, we call our ministry networking “Tikkun Global.” We are part of the… Read more »

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Transition Amidst Crisis

Dear Friends, In discussion with leaders both here in Israel and around the world, we are hearing a wide range of perspectives concerning the political situation in the United States. (Of course, each one is certain his view is correct!) Even in our senior oversight team at Tikkun Global, there are strong differences of opinion.  … Read more »

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Glorified and Human Appearances of Yeshua

The central figure of the Bible is Yeshua (Jesus). Yeshua is both the Son of God and the son of David. The fact that Yeshua is both divine and human is an essential aspect of who He is and what He does. Romans 1:1-4 – … concerning His Son, Messiah Yeshua our Lord, who was… Read more »

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Cleaning Up the Mess in the Charismatic Prophetic World – Part 3

Opening the Seals In the book of Daniel, the prophet is told 4 times to seal the book (khotem חותם) and 3 times to shut it (sotem סותם). This is a symbolic gesture meaning both to preserve the writings (like the Dead Sea Scrolls), and also to indicate that the meaning and the fulfillment of… Read more »

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