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…]
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…]
At the BYNA Summit meeting in March, the leadership had put together a proposed “Articles of Declaration” to explain the history of who we are as a movement, and to give clarity and direction for where we need to be going in the future. In addition to a preamble, a main text, and a closing … [Read more…]
HaShem asks in Isaiah 66:8, “Shall a nation be born in a day?” He uses the analogy of a woman in labor giving birth elsewhere to describe the coming forth of the nation of Israel, (Hosea 13:13) so this analogy, at some point, becomes a prophecy; and this prophecy, at some point, comes to fruition. … [Read more…]
In the words of the 20th century Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, “More than the Jews have kept the Shabbat, the Shabbat has kept the Jews.” I would suggest that in the exact same way as the cultural identity of the Jewish people was preserved for the last 2,000 years, so will the people of Ephraim– … [Read more…]
When I arrived at the Congress in Ariel, I was immediately met with a spirit of love and cooperation, and not with the intense debate I was expecting. I was able to connect with nearly 130 delegates from thirteen countries around the world, and I believe that each and every man and woman who was … [Read more…]
Aside from the fact that he was literally called “ben Yosef,” (John 1:45) there are many undeniable similarities, taken from the Scriptures, between Yeshua of Nazareth and Yosef the patriarch. Now notice the following parallels between Yeshua and Yosef.
This is an ongoing comparison between the teachings of Yeshua of Nazareth and those of the Pharisaic Rabbis. Even if the thoughts represented here are not word-for-word exact matches, there are very clearly still some strong parallels here between the two columns.
The common understanding today in both Christian and Messianic circles is that “the gentiles,” or those who have no link to Abrahamic lineage or bloodline, are part of a religious entity that has been dubbed through the ages as “the church.” This belief is based upon an inaccurate understanding of Paul’s message of the Olive … [Read more…]