As Shabbat started on Av 13, in the Gregorian year 2017, the Ruach HaKodesh came over me, and I began sobbing uncontrollably with joy over the restoration of the sons of Joseph. What I am about to share was so overwhelmingly “real” to me that I cried not only in the evening, but in the … [Read more…]
Text and Liturgy for Parsha Chukat.
A handful of new texts have been added to the ongoing collection of the Post-Apostolic Fathers of the Early Assembly: three letters written by Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, to Polycarp of Smyrna, the Ephesians, and the Romans, as well as a fragment of his letter to the Smyrnaeans, all of which have been translated from … [Read more…]
A lovely new text has been added to the ongoing collection of the Post-Apostolic Fathers of the Early Assembly: a letter written by Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, to the Philippian Assembly. . Who was Polycarp of Smyrna? Polycarp was the overseer of the Assembly at Smyrna during the end of the 1st century CE. Both Irenaeaus and … [Read more…]
Among the ancient manuscripts of the early centuries following the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Yeshua, there came into existence many books, letters, chapters and scrolls, written in an Apostolic (or Post-Apostolic age) that regrettably became all but forgotten over the course of time. Among this collection of sacred texts are such works … [Read more…]
Over the past month, the Father has been speaking through several very prophetic and anointed voices about the upcoming Days of Awe– a 40 day season from Elul 1 through Yom Kippur. Traditionally, these 40 days, leading up to Yom Kippur, (the Day of Atonement) are understood to be a period of introspection, reconciliation with … [Read more…]
(Reblogging from United2Restore.) The number 40 is a very intriguing number. It shows up 146 times in Scripture and it seems like it has 40 purposes. Testing, trial, probing, correction, warning, encouraging… it is likely we don’t even know all of God’s reasons behind the repetitive use of this number.
(Reblogging from the B’ney Yosef National Shabbat.) Repentance, reconciliation, and restoration are all elements of the journey of the bride. It is at this time, starting with the first of Elul, that BYNA has chosen to focus on this part of the journey of the bride that began at Passover and continues through the cycle of … [Read more…]
As a Torah keeping individual, one of the most difficult and trying conversations that I am faced with (by those who do no share my opinion on the validity of the Torah) is that because of Yeshua’s death on the cross, I have been “set free” from “the curse of the law.” Now I understand … [Read more…]