Ten Prophetic Keys

Here are 10 keys that I have learned from studying Jewish history, Rabbinic thought, and current events here in Israel: Eliezer Ben Yehuda 1. Restoring the Language What was perhaps the first modern prophetic key regarding Israel in the end times, came to Eliezer Ben-Yehuda in the late 1870s. He had a vision. He felt… Read more »

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Joint Destiny of Arab Christians and Messianic Jews

Personal Perspective In the 1980s there were a series of meetings between Arab Christians and Messianic Jews to express our unity as believers in Yeshua. In the 1990s, 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 of… Read more »

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Pronouncing YHVH

Sometimes I am asked about the correct pronunciation of YHVH  the name of God in the Hebrew Scriptures since the time of Moses. But first a “disclaimer” … It is not worth arguing about, because: 1. No one really knows for sure how it was pronounced. 2. There is no requirement in the New Covenant for… Read more »

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Precedent for Apostolic Teams

The idea of the restoration of apostolic ministry teams around the world raises a certain degree of controversy; and even more so Messianic apostolic ministry here in Israel. Consider a few thoughts when approaching the topic: 1. New Testament Churches – 100% of the churches mentioned in the New Covenant were connected to an apostolic team…. Read more »

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How We See Social Justice?

When we ask the question; “What is our role as believers within the society around us?” two extremes arise: One is that we should share the gospel and pray, but have no real practical influence on society at large. The other extreme says that we are to take dominion over every sphere of society now…. Read more »

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What Can’t I Hear?

Recently I felt a dramatic loss in my hearing. I went to an ear specialist. The woman doctor was about my age and had a rather serious demeanor. She looked in my ear. Then she pulled out a primitive instrument, something like a letter opener, and said, “This might hurt a bit.” She dug the… Read more »

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Paul’s Self-Description

When we truly understand both the greatness of our spiritual identity and calling, and at the same time our own weakness and failings, it can make us feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. The Apostle Paul (Saul) felt the same way: he referred to himself on four different levels from highest to lowest. 1. Highest – Like a “Super… Read more »

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The Ruth & Esther Keys

A Transition The emergence of the underground church of China over the last 30 years has dramatically changed the composition and make-up of the international ecclesia: with their large numbers, experience with persecution, faith in supernatural intervention, oriental history, emphasis on house churches, and the “back to Jerusalem” vision. Because of their “family-ancestor” culture, they… Read more »

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Lion of Judah

Yeshua (Jesus) is described as the lion of the tribe of Judah. The image of the lion is one of strength and victory. It is the image of Messiah as a conquering king. “Behold the lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has overcome to open the scroll and its seven seals.”… Read more »

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Do I Have to Join a Congregation?

Some people ask: “If I read the Bible and pray, why do I have to join a local church?” Well, to receive forgiveness of sins (salvation), one does not have to join a congregation. However, there are many reasons why one should. Here are a few: 1. Yeshua’s Intention – right after Simon Kefa”s (Peter) statement… Read more »

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