Running From Trouble?

When we speak about “tribulation,” many think immediately about end times’ scenarios. However, we also need to look at our general attitude toward adversity. How is the normal believer to react to times of trouble? The New Covenant Greek word thlipsis is translated as “tribulation, affliction, trouble, anguish, persecution, burden and pressure.” It appears 45 times in the… Read more »


Also Executor of the Wrath of God

We have known Yeshua as the healer walking by the Sea of Galilee. But we haven’t known Him as YHVH-Yeshua, the commander of the armies of heaven, the judge of all the earth, the executor of the wrath of God, the omnipotent and “pantokratic” (all-ruling) king. In order to deal with the events before us,… Read more »


God Told Me!…Really?

In our congregations, where we believe in the active gifts of the Holy Spirit, we often hear people say with great enthusiasm, “God told me…!” What do we mean by such a statement? Can it be true? It is possible through faith in Yeshua to receive the Holy Spirit living inside of us: Romans 8:9, 11,… Read more »


Corona, Comfort & Compassion

I was thinking about what’s going on in the world today as many nations are struggling with this Corona-virus plague. It’s not only a medical problem. It’s also a financial problem, and it’s making people everywhere very worried and stressed. They’re afraid of getting sick, and they’re afraid of losing their finances, and they’re beginning… Read more »


Yeshua of Revelation One: Jehovah, Jesus and Judgment

The name Jesus is in the original, Yeshua – ישוע.  Yeshua is a shortened form of Joshua, in the original, Yehoshua – יהושע. Yehoshua means Yehovah saves just as Jehoshaphat or Yehoshaphat יהושפט means Jehovah judges. The name YHVH or Jehovah is located inside the name Yeshua, even if most people don’t know that.  As… Read more »


Hannah to Hannah

I am amazed at the prayer of Hannah (the mother of Samuel the Prophet).  It seems that every good thing in the Bible (or elsewhere) starts with a woman praying.  It is often a woman in a desperate situation, praying a desperate prayer. Hannah was preceded by Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, Miriam, and all the Jewish… Read more »


Passover-Two Parts

Passover-Two Parts   From Revive Israel The salvation at the Passover was both personal and corporate. Each family put the blood of the Paschal Lamb on the two door jambs and the lintel; then they ate the flesh of the Lamb. This “saved” their firstborn from the angel of death.   Whoever came under the covenant… Read more »


Plague Part 1

From Revive Israel There is so much talk today of the worldwide pandemic of the Corona Virus; it would be good to have some Biblical background to the subject.  Interestingly enough, it is a subject dealt with many times throughout the scriptures. The modern Hebrew word for virus is NaGiPh נגיף , which is taken… Read more »


Mubarak Shaabi Masr – Blessed Be My People Egypt

From Revive Israel An open letter to my Arab friends from an Israeli Messianic Jew.   I am impressed by how much biblical material there is about the relationship between Israel and Egypt, or Jews and Arabs in general.  Major portions of Genesis and Exodus deal with this interaction. There is a “joint destiny” between… Read more »


Dunamis Power for Everyone

‘Dunamis’ is the Greek word for ‘power’ and is found 120 times in the New Covenant. From the same root, we have the words ‘dynamite’, or ‘dynamic’. I see four meanings to the word: The strength or power of God – “Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory” (Matthew  6:13). The strength of God within… Read more »