Tuesday, May 6, is Israel’s 66th Independence Day. Millions of Jews suffered, were murdered, died in the Holocaust; tens of thousands more have died in the wars from the inception of the re-establishment of the Jewish people back in their homeland; hundreds are memorialized for their deaths since 1860 as they ‘returned to Zion’. All of this human tragedy and valor as a price in order to be redeemed from the lands of exile, scattered around the globe, after 1900 years, and to be free as a people in their own land. And yet. . . .there is still no genuine and lasting peace, freedom, nor true independence. These can come only from God, and specifically from the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob — Yehovah, Possessor of Heaven and Earth. Continue reading “Israel’s Independence Day – 6 May 2014”
(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”
Jude 3 – contend earnestly for the faith which was once-for-all delivered to the saints
[Lk 22:19-20]; 1Cor 11:23-26 – remember Yeshua and His death until He comes again
The heart and foundation of the gospel and of the New Testament and of our faith as Christians is Yeshua the Messiah and Him crucified, risen from the dead, ascended to glory, and coming again. Our sins are forgiven through faith in the once-for-all sacrificial and atoning death of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. We have fellowship (communion) with God our Father and with His Son, and with one another through the Holy Spirit indwelling all who are born again by the Word and the Spirit of God.
Does this sound like the religious teaching of Judaism? Does it sound like the wisdom of the world’s great thinkers and philosophers? NO! For the cross is an offence to the one born with natural honor and privilege before God, such as to the Jews being the chosen people, and a rock of stumbling to our fleshly pride and ambitions. For the wise of this world, the cross – the means of a sure and shameful death for the transgressor – is foolishness, simplistic. Yet for the one who believes, whether Jew or Gentile, the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God is the power of God unto salvation! Continue reading “The Gospel, The New Covenant, and The Messianic Faith Are Neither Jewish Nor Greek – 19 Dec 1998”