Holiday Blessings in Yeshua, Shavuot, The Feast of Weeks Fifty days after the Feast of Passover, we celebrate Shavuot (Sha-voo-OAT), the Feast of Weeks. It is another of the Lord’s moadim (moe-ah-DEEM), or appointed times, known also as Pentecost and Yom HaBikkurim, the Feast of Firstfruits (of the wheat harvest). “Count fifty days to the
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, one day before the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, one of the panelists on ABC’s The View mocked Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith.
Shalom B’Shem Yeshua, Deliverance! As we contemplated the two Jewish holidays that occur this month, we saw that a common theme unites them: deliverance. The biblical initiator of deliverance is always God, and the object of deliverance, His People. This repeated action reveals a deep truth that runs from Genesis to Revelation: The God of
Dearly Beloved of God, God Loves… For more than forty years, we have answered our home phone with the words, “God loves you.” Sometimes people say, “I must have the wrong number.” Sometimes they respond, “That’s really nice.” Once in a while, they hang up. Of the three words in “God loves you,” the last
Looking Unto Messiah in 2018 Multiplied Blessings in Yeshua, We have chosen, as our first verses of Scripture for the year 2018, Hebrews 12:1-2, “Therefore, since we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also get rid of every weight and entangling sin. Let us run with endurance the race
Hanukkah God is Light. The entire Bible, from beginning to end, bears witness to this glorious truth. As the Apostle John (Yohanan) so beautifully expresses it, “…God is light and in Him is no darkness at all” (I John 1:5). The Hebrew word for light is ohr and is pronounced “or”. It is a primary
Dearly Beloved in Yeshua, Worship the King! Our focus this month is a topic dear to the heart of God, inseparable from our love for God, and an integral part of our walk with God: Worship. Many things will be worshipped during the month of December: family, friends, traditions, food, movies, parties, and gifts.
Thanksgiving We want to look at the root of the concept of “thanksgiving” in Hebrew. As it turns out, “thanksgiving” and “hand” go “hand in hand.” Here’s how: The Hebrew root for thanksgiving is ya-DAH . You’ll notice that the word for hand, yad, is found at the beginning of the word for thanksgiving. From a Hebraic
Dearly Beloved in Yeshua, All About Storms STORMS are the focus of this month’s letter. The Lord impressed us with the pervasive, abundant, frequent, and great variety of storms that are coming upon the earth. Natural storms called hurricanes. Natural floods. Spiritual floods of evil. Political storms. Sports-affiliated storms. Storms of violence. Firestorms. Even God-ordained
Sukkot We are told in Psalm 92:12-15 that, “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age. They shall be fresh and