I just did a quick count-down and count-up and came to this: if Jesus died in 30 AD (which is 40 years before the Temple’s destruction; mentioned in the Babylonian Talmud, Yoma 39b, and also referred to in the Jerusalem Talmud; see http://www3.telus.net/public/kstam/en/temple/details/evidence.htm ), and was 33 1/2 yrs old (having begun His 3 1/2 yr public ministry when He was about 30 years old, then He was born on the 24th of Chislev, 5 B.C., … Continue reading
A brief background and sketch for a Messianic (Christian) understanding of the Jewish custom to welcome in the Sabbath day at the Friday evening family Sabbath dinner:
1. Gen. 2:1-3 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He ceased on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day … Continue reading
The sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross was the fulfillment of all the sacrifices: sin, transgression (guilt), peace, etc. His death in history fulfilled what God had already ‘done’ before time: the Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world (Rev 13:8) Therefore, all of the sacrifices given to Israel in the Torah were based upon that eternally ‘efficacious’ once-for-all … Continue reading
Greetings again, I am forwarding to you an item I received from another brother in Messiah. It is still not too late to appropriate the truth of it as we count the weeks and days leading up to the holy-day of Shavuot/Pentecost. As I mentioned to him, it is hard to break tradition for the Word of God. May the Holy Spirit help us … Continue reading
–Sabbatical years and the Jubilee are statutes and judgments, promises and blessings given by YHVH to Israel, for when they came into the land which He gave them.
–The Promised Land was to rest every Sabbath (7th) year, … Continue reading
(Israel Conference at Langensteinbacherhohe: “The Redemption of Israel According to Ezekiel and Paul”, Jan 8-11, 2004)
Ezek 20:41-44 I [YHVH] will accept you as a sweet aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the gentiles. Then you shall know that I am YHVH, when I bring you into the Land of Israel, … Continue reading
(Friday evening dinner teaching to Lutheran, Pentecostal, and Free Church Christians in Kangasala, Finland)
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth. 1:31 And God saw every thing that He had made, and , behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
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