Death And Resurrection in All Things

The Scriptures were written by different men all inspired by the Holy Spirit. Thus there are different styles to each book yet the same underlying theme. They address different historical situations in their generations, but all point to the same eternal plan. The central figure of the entire Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation, is Yeshua… Read more »

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Stephen: The First Martyr

Stephen is one of my heroes. The traditional site of his burial is Bet Jamal, 35 kilometers outside of Jerusalem. For three years our family lived adjacent to that property. Stephen attained a remarkable degree of Christ-likeness. His short life is a worthy model for us to meditate on and an example for us to… Read more »

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Esther, Iran And The End Times

I. Historic Truth The book of Esther can be read on three levels. The first is historic truth. The events were real; they took place approximately 500 years before the time of Yeshua. Esther is the only book of the Bible in which the name of God is not mentioned directly. Yet God’s sovereignty is… Read more »

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The Ladder of Law & Gospel

The relationship between the Gospel message and Jewish tradition can be described simply by imagining a ladder with four rungs or priorities: 1. Salvation by Grace 2. Moral Law 3. Ritual Law 4. Religious Tradition SALVATION BY GRACE Yeshua (Jesus) took our punishment on the cross and then rose from the dead to provide eternal… 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 flesh… 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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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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The Holy Spirit, The Gospel And Jewish Tradition

There is an ongoing debate among congregational leaders in Israel about the role of Jewish tradition and the teaching of the rabbis in the life of Messianic Jews. My position is that we need to be: 1) Strong on the work of the Holy Spirit 2) Bold in our presentation of the Gospel 3) Balanced… Read more »

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King Of The Jews

When Yeshua (Jesus) was crucified, Pilate placed a sign above His head, which carried the inscription,“King of the Jews” (John 19:19; Matthew 27:37). This sign was written in three languages (Hebrew, Latin and Greek) so that all of the world could know. I believe this inscription was ordained of God (John 19:22), and reveals an important aspect… Read more »

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The Generosity Gospel

Sometimes I am asked if I believe in the “Prosperity” gospel. What I believe in is the “Generosity” gospel. There is a divine revelation of God’s desire to bless His people in every way, including financially. The issue of blessing can be seen at the first covenant of God with Abraham: Genesis 12:2 – I… Read more »

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