“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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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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Feet of Yeshua

The expression “feet of Yeshua” has a five-fold meaning in Scriptures: parts of it present, past and future. 1. Devotional Intimacy Perhaps the most well-known meaning today comes from the special, intimate, devotional expression we find in Miriam (Mary), one of Yeshua’s closest disciples. Luke 10:39 – Miriam sat at Yeshua’s feet and heard His… Read more »

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Whom He Foreknew

Twice in the book of Romans Paul (Saul) uses the term “foreknew”. Both times it refers to the destiny that God has – first for an individual, and second for a nation. “Whom He foreknew, He predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:29). God has a destiny, a pre-designed plan,… Read more »

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Peter’s Revelation About the Gentiles

Peter was a man who received great revelation from God. 1. His first revelation was that he himself was a sinner (Luke 5:8) 2. Then he had the history-making revelation that Yeshua is the Messiah, the Son of God (Matthew 16:16-18) 3. On Pentecost morning, he had the revelation that the outpouring of the Holy… Read more »

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As in the Days

When Yeshua taught about His Second Coming, He compared it to the flood of Noah and the destruction of Sodom. Those were real historical events, yet they also serve as patterns for what will come upon the earth in the end times. “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also… Read more »

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Power of the Cross

The message of the gospel contains power. If salvation was only legal permission to go to heaven instead of hell, then no essential power would be needed. The power is to change us – to change us from within, to change our character. “The gospel … is the power of God unto salvation” (Romans 1:16). The word… Read more »

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Triangle of Intimacy

My favorite prayer in the Bible is John 17. There is a flow of logic and priorities in this prayer:   1. Oneness – intimacy with God   2. Holiness – separation from the world   3. Glory – manifest power of God in the saints   4. Unity – fullness of the Church (Ecclesia)   5. Witness – world… Read more »

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