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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Big Shabbat at the Rambo’s (Lots of pics…)

About once per quarter we are blessed to host a gathering of multiple area home fellowships.  One most encouraging thing about Western SC is that there are home fellowships springing up everywhere and we are striving to walk in peace and harmony as a testimony to our King.

The Torah and the Body of Messiah was NEVER meant to function as a ‘church,’ rather, we are to function as a community!!  Israel, kol Israel, is to function as a community with gathering for worship and prayer at the center of all other community activities.  We are learning to walk together and function more and more as  a community.

Following is a gallery of a bunch of pictures from yesterday.  Continue reading

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North Korea Threatens Israel!!!

A couple days ago I posted a quick blog about the interesting development that North Korea may have been prophesied as an endtimes player.  Then, imagine my surprise when this morning I wake and find a Jerusalem Post article titled, “North Korea threatens Israel with ‘merciless, thousand-fold punishment’.”

REALLY?!  You can’t make this stuff up.  Now, I am pondering this new development and considering that if Ephraim was scattered to the ends of the earth, why would the redemption not begin from the ends of the earth?  Does not the enemy come from the North?

Ironic (or, not) that Pyongyang was once known as the Jerusalem of the East!

Watching this carefully as it unfolds….

Breaking Israel News also has a related article up.

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Kickstarter Update #1

The campaign is underway and it is exciting to see pledges come in.  Currently, we are sitting at 10% with about 10% of our time gone…  Please pass the word, share, etc.  If you need a banner or sidebar to promote this, check out what Hebrew Nation Radio has on their home page…

This is a very special opportunity to reach many, many people with the message of the Hebrew roots of our faith!!

To make a contribution, the Kickstarter page is here.

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North Korea and Prophecy? say, ‘WHAT?’

I have been watching the drama unfold on the Korea Peninsula with quite a bit of interest.  I was stationed in an armor battalion near the DMZ a half a lifetime ago, and I feel for the men and women, both American and South Korean, who have served protecting a sometimes tenuous truce for nearly 70 years.  Lately, the saber rattling, particularly by the North has intensified to an alarming cacophony.

MORE interesting is the fact that just maybe, in this remotest location from Israel, there is a prophetic connection!  Is it possible that this is where the final great war begins??  Whoddathunk?

Eliyahu Berkowitz, a friend and author who writes for Breaking Israel News, covers many, many threads dealing with the prophetic and the footsteps of Messiah from a Jewish perspective.  This week he introduced some sensational material Continue reading

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Yom haShoah

We remember.  

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Repairing the Breach! Kickstarter campaign!!

WorldNetDaily’s World Ahead Press would like to republish Repairing the Breach and advertise it through WND’s powerful media voice.  This is an incredible opportunity to introduce the Hebraic roots message to a very large audience with potentially millions hearing the message.  We need your help!!

After prayer and considerable discussion with wise counsel, we are undertaking a Kickstarter campaign. Together, I believe we can have a major impact!

Please pray, share this campaign on Facebook and your other social media accounts, and strongly consider helping.  Blessings!!

Repairing the Breach Kickstarter Campaign

(Or, click the ‘K’ in the video below.)

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From the heart of the Torah…

Now Moses diligently inquired about the goat of the sin offering, and behold, it was burned up! And he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the surviving sons of Aaron, saying,
Leviticus 10:16 ESV

http://bible.com/59/lev.10.16.ESV

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