God Punishes Sin (GPS)

There is a message that serves as a common foundation for almost all the other messages in Scriptures: “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.“ This may be seen as a summary of all the Israelite prophets (Jeremiah 25:5). It preceded the coming of Yeshua (Matthew 3:2); forms the first part of the… Read more »

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Honoring the South Lebanese Army

On July 4, 2021, Israeli Defense Minister Gantz and IDF Chief Kochavi dedicated a memorial site to the South Lebanese Army in northern Israel.  The story of Lebanese political history is incredibly complicated, and it’s very difficult to draw direct spiritual conclusions. However here is a bit of background summary: Up until the 1970s Lebanon… Read more »

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Joint Destiny of Arab Christians + Messianic Jews ?!

A Personal Perspective In the 1980’s there were a series of meetings between Arab Christians and Messianic Jews to express our unity as believers in Yeshua. In the 1990’s, after the First Intifada and Gulf War (1991), Arab Christians and Messianic Jews in Israel began to deal with some more difficult issues in the light… Read more »

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The War and the Dispute Over the Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood

As you walk north out of the Old City of Jerusalem through the Damascus Gate on Route 1, you see a massive tourist hotel development area on the right side of the road, and the ultra-Orthodox Meah Shearim area on the left side.  A little further up the road you see the entrance to Sheikh… Read more »

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Gaza Conflict Analysis

There were tensions and conflicts in Israel during the first three weeks of May, including Ramadan fasting, incitements on Temple Mount, the Sheikh Jarrah dispute, the PLO cancelling elections to block Hamas gains, and the lack of a stable government in Israel.   Hamas opened fire, shooting 150 missiles into Israel at 6:02 pm on… Read more »

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Shavuot and Pentecost

Jewish tradition marks the holy day of Shavuot (Weeks) as the time of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Christians mark the holy day of Pentecost as the time of the giving of the Holy Spirit on Mount Zion.  Of course, these are the same day, one by the lunar calendar and one… Read more »

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God Who Humbles Himself

It is astonishing that the all-knowing, all-powerful, eternal Creator would be willing to humble Himself on our behalf. Why? Because He loves us. The fact that someone so great would be willing to make Himself so small on our behalf makes His greatness even greater. That He did this for us while we were sinning… Read more »

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“Breaking the Vessels” “Repairing the World”

How could a good and all-powerful God, who has a covenant with the Jewish people, allow for such disasters to occur? The history of the Bible swings at various times in two opposite directions for the nation of Israel: dispersion and regathering. This is a very prominent aspect of Jewish thought, that is not found… Read more »

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Three Dimensional Meaning of Passover 

There are three dimensions of meaning to the Passover (Pesach) story: Exodus from Egypt Gospel of Yeshua End Times Paradigm 1. Exodus The story of the Passover and Exodus from Egypt plays a dominant role in the Law and Prophets. The God of creation intervenes in human history to rescue an oppressed people, to bring about… Read more »

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New Year and the Glory of God

Here is a thought for this week of the biblical New Year, which is not in the autumn as Jewish tradition says, nor in January as secular tradition says; but this week, the first day of Nisan, the first month (Exodus 12:1). On this very week, in the weekly Torah portion in Jewish tradition, the… Read more »

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