We are now into this new year of 2017, 5777 on the Jewish calendar (a 240-year discrepancy, but that is another story). Three years ago I began to look at some significant dates connected with the return of the Jewish people back to this land of Israel, and also looking ahead to the coming again of Yeshua. ( http://streamsinthenegev.com/school-of-fish/eclectic-course-menu/dates-to-remember/ )
When the disciples asked Yeshua about the sign of His return at the end of the age, His first … Continue reading
1Pe 1:3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has regenerated us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (4) to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and unfading, reserved in Heaven for you (5) by the power of God, having been kept through faith to a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time; (6) in which you greatly rejoice, yet a … Continue reading
Daniel was burdened for the glory of his God, and the God of his people. In our lives there are times when we are greatly burdened but do not really understand what to do about the matter that weighs on us so heavily. The apostle Paul writes that as believers serving the Lord, there are times and situations when we are “hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, but … Continue reading
Gen 32:24-28 (25-29 Heb) And Jacob was left alone. And a Man wrestled there with him until the breaking of the day. (25) And when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the hollow of his thigh. And the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint as he wrestled with Him. (26) And He said, Let Me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let You go except You bless me. … Continue reading
Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He will bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
Ex 12:1-7 And Yehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be to you the beginning of months/new things. It shall be the first month of … Continue reading
Tit 1:1-3 truth according to godliness
It is by personal faith in YHVH God and His Word that we are saved and brought into a vital union and fellowship with the Father and the Son. Natural birth and culture may give privileges and honor, but do not guarantee acceptance. Many are called but few are chosen. There are many good things in all religions and cultures; there are many things held in … Continue reading
14 June 2011
Much ‘blood has been spilled’ over the outcry of the “all the [Israeli Jewish] people”to Pontius Pilate washing his hands wishing to be “innocent of the blood of this just man”: “His blood be on us and on our children!” (Mt 27:24-25; Acts 5:28; Dt 19:10)
In the sovereignty and wisdom of God, and by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, this Scripture is full of life and death, for “death and life are in the power of … Continue reading
Tonight in Israel marks the beginning of Memorial Day, when the nation remembers those Jewish people who have fallen in battles or in terror attacks, going back to 1860. Back then in the 19th century, Jewish people began to have their hearts and sights on the return to Zion, to the land from which they were exiled as a consequence of the rejection and crucifixion of the Messiah, but which God had also promised a return. A return to the … 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
(Delivered at “The Government Shall Be Upon His Shoulder” conference in Canberra, Australia, July 23, 2010)
Acts 17:30-31 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising [Jesus] from among the dead.
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(Kingdom of God conference, Canberra, Australia: “The Government Shall Be On His Shoulder”, July, 2010)
Rom 3:29-30 YHVH God is the God of both Jews and Gentiles Acts 1:6-7 God has His own appointed times to fulfill His covenantal promises
Mt 28:18-19 ALL authority has been given … Continue reading
Acts 28:17-29 . . .I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers. . .I have nothing of which to accuse my nation. . .[but] because of the hope of Israel I am bound [as a prisoner].
Acts 23:6 concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!
Acts 24:14-15; Dan 12:2 . . .according to the Way, which they call a cult, so I worship the God of my fathers, … Continue reading
(Presented at conference in Altheim, Germany, November 1-4, 2009)
–Israel is the first-born (Ex 4:22; Jer 31:9 [8 Heb]) of the nations to God, even though there were other nations before her/him. God has declared Israel/Ephraim to be His first-born, and with justification.
–The very fact of the Most High God, YHVH, … Continue reading
Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.
Is 25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
Rev 7 … Continue reading
(Teaching at conference in Lubumbashi, DRC – Pentecostal Epiphanie Church — May 26, 2009)
Mt 5:17-19; 2 Cor 1:20 Jesus came not to cancel or to break the Law and the Prophets, but rather to fulfill every jot and tittle of them
Ex 25:21-22; Lev 16: 11-14 the Ark of the Testimony was set in the Holy of Holies; the intercessory cloud of … Continue reading
(Teaching at conference in Lubumbashi, DRC – Pentecostal Epiphanie Church — May 26, 2009)
Eph 2:11-13 Gentiles brought into the Commonwealth of Israel
2Cor 1:19-20 All the promises of God ‘yes’ and ‘amen’ in Messiah Jesus
Gen 17:1-8 YHVH made an everlasting covenant to … Continue reading
Pr 21:30 There is no wisdom or understanding or counsel against YHVH
Ps 51:4 (6 Heb) Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight. . .that YOU may be found just when You speak, blameless when You judge.
Mk … Continue reading
Zech 14:16-19 And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came againstJerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, YHVH of Hosts, and to keep the Feast of Booths. And it shall be that whichever of the families of the Earth do not come up toJerusalemto worship the King, YHVH of Hosts, on them there will be no rain. If the family ofEgyptwill not come up and enter in, they shall … Continue reading
Gen 4:1-2, 8-10 personal responsibility for individual members of our family
Gen 12:1-3 Now YHVH said to Abram, “Get out of your country, from your family, and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great, and you shall … Continue reading
(Prayer Networking Conference/European-African Reconciliation Process, Harare, Zimbabwe, Sept 2, 2006)
–I come as a debtor, and enter into the labor of many others –to gentiles through whom God has done so much to bless me and my people in life –to Black Africans who … Continue reading
YHVH God makes and keeps covenants. He is righteous and faithful to keep them all until they be completely fulfilled. This makes them everlasting: until He fulfills them, no matter how long it takes; and, until the end of history. It is the New Covenant – a better covenant – which not only finds fulfillment in time – through the coming Millenial Kingdom of Messiah – but, even more so, seals the … Continue reading
The distinctiveness of Israel, even of its 12 tribes — 12 loaves of the showbread [Bread of the Faces/Presence] (Ex 25:30; Lev 24:5-9) —amongst the nations remains valid all the way through to the end of the coming millennial kingdom. The last nine chapters of Ezekiel make this abundantly clear, as does chapter 7 of Revelation (not to mention the names of the gates of the New Jerusalem being the names of the 12 tribes of the children … Continue reading
(Delivered at Hephzibah Meeting in Marlow, Bucks, England)
When I first became a believer in Jesus as Messiah, the Son of the Living God, my immediate instinct was that the Gentile believers had taken away everything from its Jewish beginnings and, in doing so, caused most Jews to disregard the claims of the Christian faith and religion. Then, as I began to read the whole Bible myself, the Holy Spirit began to show me that there was much truth in … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Lev. 16:5-10, 15-22; Is 53:10– living scapegoat bearing all the iniquities, transgressions, sins of Israel; Israel being atoned for on the basis of the accepted blood sacrifice of the first goat to the LORD; two goats. . .one sin offering: atonement (reconciliation) and the effectual removal of guilt and uncleanness
To consider and to study from the … Continue reading