Is the Virgin Birth attested in Torah??

Over the last couple days I have pondered through a lengthy and detailed article that unfolds a sensitive subject that is hidden in the Torah and seems to reveal/attest to the need for a virgin birth of the Messiah.  Following is a neat article that goes into some detail exposing another one of those mysteries that has been danced around, but never fully understood.

And, the site that it comes from seems to have a number of other such interesting articles…  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.


THE   VIRGIN   BIRTH   IN   TORAH

by Jeremy Chance Springfield
​6/1/2015

The virgin birth of the Messiah is a doctrine heavily promoted in Christianity.  It is considered a foundational teaching about the Redeemer.  How odd it is, therefore, to find that almost exclusively, there is only ever one passage in all of the Hebrew Scriptures that Christianity brings forth to substantiate the claim that the Messiah must be born of a virgin woman.  That verse is found in Isaiah 7:14.
Most translations contain the term “virgin” in this verse.  The text actually uses the Hebrew term  ALMAH, meaning “young woman,” and not specifically “virgin.”  It is with this detail that Judaism takes issue concerning the concept of a virgin miraculously conceiving and bearing a son who would be the Messiah.  The believer in the virgin birth need not be too entirely distressed at this detail of the meaning of the term, however, since every usage of ALMAH in the Hebrew Scriptures appears to be in a context of a young, unmarried female – a detail that would be assumed to refer to a virginal status in the Hebrew mindset.  ~Continue Reading
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Under Construction. Home Fellowships.

Abba is doing amazing things as He awakens His people to the roots of their faith and what it means to walk as Yeshua walked.  

We have been doing some remodeling to update and improve the interior of this 80+ year old home.  Still, Shabbat comes and we were hosting this week.  So, Friday afternoon we frantically removed tools, lumber, drywall, etc and

cleaned/vacuumed in anticipation of facilitating fellowship here.

Here are a couple pics from our home Shabbat gathering.  It is not always this big, but we are happy to host whoever He brings and yesterday was an amazing day of fellowship, midrash and worship.

Here we are gathering and getting situated…

Then, worship and dance.  (Yes, we managed to squeeze a dance circle in!!)  Boys seated on the scaffold used to drywall the 10′ ceilings… projector taped to boxes on top of the scaffold aimed at a sheet hastily tacked on the wall…

Notice the biggest blessing in the room??  Teenagers outnumbered adults almost 2:1!!!  Total numbers were about 50 Heebs.

We spent about two hours in worship and discussion of the Torah portion before breaking to eat and the fellowship spilled outside into the cooling evening until about 10 pm when families packed up to head home.

Abba is doing something amazing in our day.  We need only be willing to be used and be bridge builders among His people, facilitating and letting Him guide and direct.

I encourage you out there, find and get in fellowship. Then, as it grows and the Father leads, be willing to facilitate a group.  You do not need special degrees or training.  The Holy Spirit brought you this far…  read, study and let Abba lead!!  Seek peace and unity in all love and humility.  This is where you will find the Father’s blessing!  

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Answering the Anti-missionaries

In recent weeks I have had several run-ins with anti-missionaries.  While I prefer not having such encounters as only rarely does anything good come of them, when they come to me, I have to respond as clearly and firmly as I can in humility and gentleness.  Because many anti-missionaries are professional deprogrammers, they can be particularly dangerous to have extended conversations with.  So, I’d like to share a few tools to defend yourself, should you or one you know have a similar encounter.  But, before I do, I would like to share a few reasons why denying Yeshua and converting to Judaism is counter-productive toward  reconciliation and damaging to the restoration of the Kingdom.

Because most who know and have relationship with Yeshua were reared in Christianity, most know the seriousness of denying the Messiah.  I’ll not delve into His credentials or the reasons we need to maintain our faith in Him from the perspective of personal salvation.  Rather, we need to take a look at the importance of maintaining our identity for corporate salvation.

The restoration of the Kingdom requires the fulfillment of prophecy.  Any seeming restoration that bypasses prophecy is a false hope and works against the Word of God.  Many, many prophecies can be pointed to that demonstrate the restored Kingdom has two parts that walk together.  Those two parts are spelled out for us in Ezekiel 37:15-23, the stick of Judah and the stick of Joseph. Verse 22 tells us these are two nations or two kingdoms.  Hosea 1:11 confirms this.  Two nations, two kingdoms come together under one head.  Simply, prophecy cannot be fulfilled if Ephraim becomes Judah, nor can it be fulfilled if Judah becomes Ephraim!!  Continue reading

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Redeeming Yeshua….

Following is a brief article from a dear friend and brother, Tom Lewis.  He is relating a particularly amazing step in the direction of the restoration of all things!

From left, Tammy and Tom Lewis, Ariel Cohen Alloro, Bob Parham

For the last seven or so years, Tom has traveled to Jerusalem three times per year to present himself before YHVH at all of the pilgrim feasts.  On these journeys he has had innumerable Divine appointments and built many relationships with brothers of Judah.  Over the course of this last year, Tom, in obedience to Torah, began seeking to redeem his

firstborn in a Pidyon HaBen ceremony.  While it is a long story, he eventually found a rabbi willing to do it.  More interestingly, this Orthodox Rabbi, Ariel Cohen Alloro,  believes Yeshua is the Messiah and he can prove it many multiple ways.

This rabbi is on a special, even Divinely ordained, mission, but needs our prayers, support and backing.  I have asked Tom to write a guest article explaining a little about Ariel’s quest.  Continue reading

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A truth that cuts both ways…

This is an amazing video that just covered me in chills!!!  Understand what is  happening here as the awakening accelerates!!


A Jewish woman at Azusa Now sang the Shema and cried out “Hoshianna!”  While her intemt was to cry out to God on behalf of Judah, something MUCH greater was spoken before that crowd as she knelt and faced Jerusalem!

She cried out, “Shema Israel” to a crowd who are  part of Israel!!  She said, “We are a stiff-necked people.”  And, indeed, BOTH Houses, the House of Judah (Jews, primarily) and the House of Israel (the other ten tribes) have been stiff-necked and walked in blindness.  One to the Torah and the other to the Messiah. 

What this lady said and did at that worship event was speak eternal truth into the ears of all who see/hear this.  I cannot begin to explain the magnitude of what happened right there!!

We will ONLY be restored when each house repents for their respective area of blindness.

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ALERT: Important conversation worth watching…

Dear readers,

There is an important conversation taking place that you may want to watch.  Please do not ‘pile-on,’ however this is a good opportunity to read and understand some of the fundamentals in one of many ongoing conversations with brother Judah.

Go here: https://natsab.com/2017/05/28/gods-word-concerning-the-regathering/

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SC National Shabbat today…

Exodus Road is setting up and we are getting organized.  People coming in…

Today, 12 to 6 at Buncombe Street UMC, Greenville,  SC, National Shabbat.   Join us in worship, fellowship and proclaiming the name of our King as we gather from across SC, parts of GA and NC.

Update pics will be coming.

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God’s Word, concerning the regathering….

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Do you study the Scriptures Paul studied?

In 2 Timothy 2, Paul says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”

Ever pondered what he considered to be Scripture?  Funny that most of Christendom majors on Paul instead of going to his source: Genesis to Malachi. 

Maybe, we need to spend more time in that which he calls Scripture so that we can rightly understand what he says…

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This is the Year!!

Bonus:  This week’s portion is Behar.  Lev. 25 and following….

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RtB rocking teacher’s world…

Our conversation took an interesting turn!  Normally, my brief conversations with the teacher that works on the hall my office is on (I’m a school bus driver/trainer) are based on college sports or politics, but a few days ago it somehow quickly turned to tensions with North Korea and his concerns.  He was interested in my thoughts and I offered that I had recently both read and written a few articles on the Jewish sages and a couple prophecies that may point to the rogue state as causing the Gog-Magog war.

As if the conversation couldn’t turn faster, within about three sentences we were talking about Scripture and the feasts of the Lord.  He mentioned an interest but didn’t know where to start reading to understand more.  Long story short, I gave him the three minute sketch of my background as an ordained pastor, our journey to Torah and the blessings of understanding Scripture from the perspective of the authors!!  I mentioned my book, Repairing the Breach, in passing, offering a copy if he was interested.

His immediate response was an enthusiastic, “Yes!”

Well, the only copies I had were in my car, so as we parted I let him know I’d get it for him the next time I went out to the lot.

Not five minutes later, he pops back into my office and says, “I’m serious.  I want to read that book!” Continue reading

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Beautiful sunrise this morning was a reminder….

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Kickstarter update #2

Two weeks to go and we are not yet half way there…  While the Father has this in His hands, we are called to action.  Before us is an opportunity to share broadly what we are understanding concerning the Hebrew roots of our faith and the everlasting nature of the Torah!!  We can rise to the occasion and help bring this message through a mainstream outlet that gets 6 MILLION hits a day, or we can let this opportunity go by the boards….

Currently, we do not yet have half of the funding pledged, while half of the time has passed.  Let us not let this opportunity slip by!  Here’s what you can do:

  • Help get the word out.  Share with your social media connections!
  • Pray for the Father’s favor.
  • Give as you are able.  (I have to believe more than 16 people are able…)

To learn more, go here.

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…hostile towards Torah = hostile towards God… -Paul

 

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How RtB changed a man’s life and marriage

The tension between them was visible and he was clearly not comfortable.  My wife and I sat to the left of them for dinner on the first evening of the Second B’ney Yosef North America Summit in Mesa AZ.  His somewhat pointed and at times combative conversation with the gentleman to his right was curious, particularly because he was aggressive towards the Messianic perspective, yet he was in attendance at a BYNA event!

I listened a few minutes and realized his wife was ‘all in’ and he, not understanding even RtB ad FB clickbasic Hebraic thought, was here to protect her.  Later, I found out she was fervently praying for him and was happy that he had even come to dinner.  His plan, as I understood it, was to not participate at all.

My passion is to compassionately and clearly explain what we believe, and why, from the Scriptures.  I have a Masters of Divinity and ten years of experience in the pulpit of a Presbyterian church, yet the Father opened my eyes and showed me much more than the Reformed traditions I was reared with.  When this gentleman we were providentially seated next to mentioned his Presbyterian background, I had my opening.

We talked about twenty minutes in a conversation that began tensely Continue reading

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