CHRISTMAS. One.

December 13, 2018

The events Surrounding?

The story of Christmas is made up of several key events that surround the emphasis of the miraculous entry of Yeshua into human flesh!

Each of these events fulfill the scriptures to prove that all this was well known of by the Prophets, despite the unbelief of the nation and their choices of bad Kings.

By the time that these events took place about two thousand years ago Israel was once more in the Temple order decline, so the last prophet Malachi informs us! Greek occupation, followed by the Roman conquest, lead to various backlash revolts such as the Maccabi success, which gave some independence to Ha ‘Yehudim again?

But despite all this decline there were still some believers I various places, we see this opening with the birth of Yochannan the Baptizer, whose parents were cousins to Mari and Yoseph!

Matthew/Levi  2:4-6,    Luke 1:5-25,   39-45,   57-66,   Hebrews 12:2,    Revelation 22:16.

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Chanukkah! Two.

November 29, 2018

The fulfillment Of!

Malachi id the last Prophet of the Tanakh and much of what he has to say is about the decline in the standards required by Elohim in relation to Temple sacrifices! But we are then left with a four hundred year gap until the birth of Messiah to a young virgin in Roman occupied Israel!

But those four hundred years in Jewish history are not left empty, we have the rise of the Maccabees and the Hasmoneans revolting first against the Greeks and then the Romans?

But then the last Temple is finally restored and dedicated by the Festival of lights, looking back for Messianic believers we now understand this was a prophetic interlude to Yeshua words, I Am the light of Ha ‘Olam!

But there is more when Yochanan tells us that, ‘For Elohim so loved Ha ‘Olam that He gave us His one and only Son Yeshua!

Malachi 4:2,  Matthew/Levi 4:16,   Luke 2:32,   Yochanan 3:15-16,    8:12,    9:5,    Acts 26:18,   Ephesians 5:14.

Chanukkah! One.

November 21, 2018

Festival of Lights.

Chanukka remains one of the most popular and fun loving festivals in the Jewish calendar, as much for children and adults!

Being popular can sometimes miss the real message of what many today believe was the onset for the events of the entry of Moshia into Israeli society?

Israel was seeking a divine intervention over that of the initial Maccabean rebellion, people wanted assurances that Elohim was still with them and a deliverance was coming!

Exodus 2:23,  Ezra 9:13,  Psalm 3:8,  14:7,  40:16,  Luke 21:28,  Philippians 1:19.

Many Nations and Israel!

If one talks to older folks, you hear much about the past and the wars with their respective horrors, but today you can speak to refugees from Afghanistan and the Middle-East and hear much the same!

But when you speak with Israelis you learn quickly that they have to live with it, its like Beirut in the seventies or N-Ireland during the troubles?

People were at home and they had no where special they could go, maybe for a while a short move for a rest, but then you had to come home?

People today live in the inner cities around the world and now are getting a taste of some serious out of control crime, it not quite the same but it is bad when you loose a loved one, a child to stabbings!

Genesis 14:2,   31:26,   Joshua 11:20,   Psalm 120:7,   Luke 14:31,   2 Corinthians 10:3,  Alef Kefa 2:11,   Revelation 2:16.

Making the right Choice?

October 25, 2018

Redemption!

The Complete Tanakh says, ‘That we are all sinners!

That is the fact of humanity, we are born into inherited sin and this  marks out as failures before Elohim for the rest of our lives! This condition is another terminal illness, but humanity has as yet not been able to find a cure for it!

We can be self-achieving, learn to be confident and self-improve or otherwise be foolish or mad in evil and wickedness? But what ever road we should choose in the ideal of humanism it will not solve our condition!

Elohim has given to us His one and only Son Yeshau and by repenting and confessing our failures to Him, he will forgives and set us free by His redemptive work on the tree of cursing and His rising from the grave!

Yesha’ Yahu 1:18,   Zechariah 13:1,   Yochanan 3:3,   4-7,   15-18,    Acts 14:22,    Romans 3:22-23,   6:22-23,   1 Corinthians 6:11,   Hebrews 9:14,   13:12,   Alef Yochanan 1:7, Revelation 7:14.

 

Suffering for doing?

October 11, 2018

Good!

It is hard to be a believer in Yeshua, when we have been told from childhood that he was an imposter! The lie has stuck in our mindset that we dare not challenge it and so it is with all around us who remain in that same darkness that we were delivered from!

Our suffering is not just for believing, but also for doing good? This means doing good all the time, not just that one daily action!

When we tell the truth, we will be attacked for spoiling things? Those things could lead to some ones death, suffering, un-comfort or some other serious problems?

2 Timothy 3:12-13,  Job 27:6,  Mark 10:30,  Acts 14:22,  Alef Kefa 3:14,  Revelation 7:14.

The love of Elohim!

October 4, 2018

‘Not an excuse for Sin?

Today it is very hard to find believers who follow the teachings of the Complete Tanakh/Holy Bible, who are not adding things on that have nothing to do with Elohim!

Much of this comes from the lack of the ability to read the Tanakh/Bible and many believe that somehow Yeshua has done away with Ha ‘Torah/The Law, when in the Gospels we are told that He did not!

What is prevalent is the excuse to deliberately sin in the hope that God has forgiven and excused our future situation, but alas that is not how it works! The false ideas of ‘Once saved always saved, excuses sin and gives the impression that we can just say sorry sometimes and Elohim will let us off with it?

Accountability and responsibility are two of the most important actions of faith, how we appear to Ha ‘Olam will mark us out as wither we live by what we claim to be or show us to be hypocrites and thus loose our witness?

Exodus 34:6,   Deuteronomy 7:12,   Yochanan 3:3,   3:14-18,   2 Corinthians 9:13, Ephesians 2:4,   Alef  Yochanan 3:17,   Jude 1:21.

Abandonment! Two.

September 20, 2018

Rejection of the Truth?

Ritualism and tradition are very good ways to pretend to be keeping rules, while breaking every sing one of them! Many religions today worship idols and many who don’t believe in any Spiritual powers, still worship their achievements and things?

Humanity by our nature cannot escape belief in something, this has been proved time and again! We see it in Communism with man worship, in China with money and things, in the west with wealth and property?

The temporal will all fade away and what we claim to have abandoned will catch up with us on the Judgement Day, when the time for repenting and confessing our failures will have runout!

Today, now we can say sorry to Elohim, even if we have been a long time away! But you have been warned that these are serious matters that now need to be considered and decided upon?

Numbers 14:28,   Deuteronomy 4:29,  32:29,  Yov 8:5,   Amos 5:4,   Luke 19:10,   Acts 13:46,   Romans 6:11,  11:22,   Hebrews 10:24,   Ya’akov/James 5:11,   Revelation 9:6.

Atonement?

September 13, 2018

Sins to be dealt With!

How is this now to be sorted out since their has been no Temple in Jerusalem for the last one-thousand and nine hundred years?

It is ironic that some legal way has been made in Judaism to justify ways around this but, the truth is that with the advent of Yeshua there is no need of either sacrifices of animals or a building!

Since we can call on Him confess and repent of our failures and Elohim will have mercy on us, but repentance is not something that excuses us to return back to sin again and again but rather that we will be changed by Ruach Ha’Kodesh into a new people

Jeremiah 31:34,   1 Corinthians 11:25,   Ephesians 2:13,   Hebrews 9:28.

Another Year!

Over the years of writing this blog post one has not moved on to change the emphasis, this is because for our little nation wither one believes in it or not will be attacked again and again?

Arab nations, the Muslim religion, western liberalism and now anti-Semitism is coming to the fore in places that we thought were done with this, learning from their own historical failures?

But we must recognise that sin, being an inherited condition continues to work in the hearts of each of us! The writer of Ecclesiastes was correct when he said, ‘That there was nothing new under the sun!

What is more important is the knowledge that we have found Yeshua Adonai as the Lord and master of our lives and that we continue to walk with Him, awaiting that great day of His return!

Yochanan 14:28,  1 Thessalonians 1:10,   Hebrews 1:2-3,   10:37,   Yesha ‘Yahu 51:11, Zechariah 1:3,   Malachi 3:18,   Luke 12:36,   Alef Kefa 3:4.