Category Messianic Judaism

The Valley of Jehoshaphat

The phrase “Valley of Jehoshaphat” occurs only twice in the Bible, both in the third chapter of the Book of Joel.  Jehoshaphat was a good king because he obeyed God’s commandments, walked in His ways, and did not follow the false gods Baal and Asherah.  He defeated the enemies of Judah and Israel in a […]

Two Israelis Explain the Gospel

This is one of many excellent videos on http://www.GeorgeWhitten.com.  His “Worthy News” is well worth watching.

Acts 15: Gentiles and the Law of Moses

Acts 15 fascinates me.  The Messianic Jews were wondering what to do with the Gentiles that were coming to faith in the Messiah.   Here are some highlights: Verses 1 and 2 state the problem.  Some men came from Judea to Antioch and started teaching the believers, “You cannot be saved unless you are circumcised […]

Thanksgiving and the Feast of Booths

Many have noticed the similarities between Thanksgiving and the Feast of Booths (Leviticus 23: 33-43), also known as the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot.  Both have spiritual meaning, occur in the autumn, and feature plenty of food.  The Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving around the time of the Feast of Booths–September or October, which corresponds to the seventh month […]

SHAVUOT, FEAST OF WEEKS, PENTECOST

 Shavuot, Feasts of Weeks, or Pentecost (different names for the same feast) began June 3, at sundown. SHAVUOT IN THE TORAH From the day after the Sabbath [Firstfruits], the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks.   Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath,and […]

Has the Law of Moses Been Done Away With?

Years ago a friend invited me to her son’s bar mitzvah.  As a born-again Christian, I was curious about Judaism but had never been to a bar mitzvah.  As it turned out, her cousin was curious about me.  A conservative Jew, he sought me out and sat beside me during part of the bar mitzvah.  […]

Ask God: “No Response Is Not an Answer”

http:// Video streaming by Ustream “Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight” (I John 3: 21-22, NASB). About 1 hour and 50 minutes into the service, […]