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…]
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…]
The following is intended to be a brief summary of a Biblical time line, showing the history behind the House of Judah, i.e. the Jewish people, and the House of Joseph, who had been scattered to the nations, effectively becoming “gentiles.”
One factor that has proven to be a stumbling block for many who adhere to the notion that the so-called “New Testament” was written to a “Gentile Church” is this: if Yeshua’s mission to earth was to redeem the Lost Sheep of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, then why have they not yet been restored? … [Read more…]
In reading through the Scriptures, in both the Tanakh and the Apostolic Writings, the overwhelming theme is the restoration, regathering, and reunification of both Houses of Israel- Judah and Joseph. What I find incredible is the numerous references to the Lost Ten Tribes in the Apostolic Writings that are referencing back to a specific terminology … [Read more…]
It is commonly believed today that Jewish perception of the Lost Ten Tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel is that they were gradually, at some non-specific point in time, reabsorbed into the fold of the Jewish people- that is, that they rejoined the tribes of Judah and Benjamin in the Southern Kingdom of Judah. … [Read more…]
Yeshua said in Matthew 15:24, “I was not sent to anyone but the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel.” This statement presents difficulties to those who see Yeshua as having come to establish a gentile-based religious system, yet to those who study the Scriptures from a Hebraic perspective, it makes perfect sense.