We are celebrating communion today as a congregation, remembering the Lord’s death until He comes [again]. Yeshua’s death on the cross on Passover in 30 AD was more than the Passover of the many lambs in Egypt around 1446 BC. The Passover was an [unleavened] sacrifice to deliver God’s covenanted chosen people by His sovereign authority and wisdom, long before they were ever born. All they needed to do was to believe what He told them to do, and to obey Him: each family must slay a male lamb of the first year that was without blemish, and sprinkle its blood on the sides and top of the doors at the threshold into their homes. This would protect them from the death of the first-born son in each family, which God was going to do to the Egyptians as the final judgment against Pharaoh and his nation in order for Pharaoh to let Israel go. Continue reading “Yom Kippur and Communion”
Mt 26:19-29 “And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the Passover. Now when the evening was come, He sat down with the twelve. And as they did eat, He said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto Him, Lord, is it I? And He answered and said, He that dips his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
The Son of man goes as it is written of Him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. Then Judas, who betrayed Him, answered and said, my Lord, is it I? He said unto him, You have said.
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” Continue reading “The Communion of The New Covenant in Yeshua’s Blood”
The righteousness and justice of God: His ways are not ours; His thoughts not ours. Repentance begins with agreeing with Him and learning from Him. The truth sets us free, and humbles us to first judge ourselves of the log in our own eyes, so that we can better help others with their specks. Glory to our Father in Heaven and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah/Jesus Christ!
Heb 7:8-10 Here men that die receive tithes; but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives. And as I may so say, Levi also, who receives tithes, paid tithes in Abraham, for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him. Continue reading “Generational Transference: We and Our Fathers”
(Presented at PFI-UK conference on June 10, 2017) Rev: Mar 12, 2018
I was saved when I finally realized that my hope for a better world was going to be the Lord Jesus Christ coming back to make this world right, according to the prophetic Word of God that He has given us in the Bible. When I repented and believed the good news, I got much more than I had expected or even thought of: forgiveness of my sins, baptism of the Holy Spirit, eternal life with the Lord in a new creation that will be perfect, far better even than the Millennial Kingdom after Jesus returns! Continue reading “Looking For The Blessed Hope”
(Updated Feb 26, 2017)
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Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 22:00
Subject: GREAT TO SEE YOU BOTH!
It was good to catch up with you both so soon again – another of God’s ‘God-incidences’ I think! You said something at one of our recent meetings that rang an immediate chord: that the Muslims have no father, whereas the father of the Arabs is Abraham/Ishmael. I have always understood that every Arab is a Muslim, whereas not every Muslim is an Arab. Could you enlighten me as to which nations are Arab (such as Egypt) as against those that are non-Arab Muslim (such as Iran)?
Finally, in the DVD of the Nachalat Yeshua fellowship that we saw at the Conference last month you mentioned that you use leavened bread at Communion to remind everyone that Jesus was our sin-bearer – our sin-offering. As I come from another persuasion, I wonder whether you would be willing to have an email dialogue with me on this subject? (Iron sharpening iron always seems a good idea!).
Blessings in Messiah,
R Continue reading “LEAVENED OR UNLEAVENED BREAD? – April 2012”
Is 53:7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, but He opened not His mouth; as a lamb to the slaughter He was led, and as a ewe before her shearers is silent, and He opened not His mouth.
1Cor 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
Jesus identifies with us as human beings. God was manifested in the flesh. He identifies with us in our sinful condition in that He was baptized, signifying that we need to be cleansed, purified – even dead – to rid ourselves of sin and to receive a new life unto righteousness.
We know through faith that Jesus is our Passover Lamb, whose blood delivers us from the wrath and judgment of God; Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world to make way for the Kingdom of God on Earth as in Heaven; Jesus is the Lamb upon the Throne in Heaven, ruling over all creation. In all these, we see Jesus set apart, holy-holy-holy, high and exalted! Continue reading “HE OPENED NOT HIS MOUTH – 6 Aug 2004”
Matt. 23:16-21 The altar is greater than the gift
Matt. 5: 21-24 First be reconciled to your brother, and then offer your gift upon the altar
The calendar tells us that it is a new year, a year which reminds us and the world that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh into the world which He made. We can look back and consider how our God has watched over us and has kept us. We can look ahead and know that our salvation and redemption are nearer this year than they were this past year.
The Lord is building up His church and showing Himself faithful, training us to trust Him fully to bring us through to glory at His coming. Continue reading “Being Reconciled to God and to One Another”
Scripture Reading: Ex. 12:14-20; 1Cor 5:6-8 [Lev. 18:3-4] Purge out the old leaven!
In the Bible there is a vital connection between the past and the present as a preparer for the future. The Word of God is prophetic. The sacrifice of the Passover lamb was God’s provision for the redemption of His people Israel, who were slaves in Egypt and to the ways of the Egyptians; immediately, this redeemed people are told to have no leaven in their houses – put out the old; allow in no new. Then following comes the offering of first-fruits in the promised land leading to Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), with its new meal offering containing leaven, a great difference from what had gone on before (similar to the New Covenant, which is not like the Old Covenant). Continue reading “FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD/LORD’S SUPPER – 18 Apr 1992”