Exciting new book: Ten From The Nations

Dr. Rivkah Adler, Ph.D., is about to publish a book that I am very excited about!!

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For roughly half of the book, each chapter is a testimony from a broad swath of non-Jews telling their story about how they (we) came to Torah.  The balance of the book is Jews who are aware of and facilitating this Torah awakening in a variety of ways.  This important work embraces the breadth of this movement towards Torah by Christians who now self-identify as Noahide,  or Hebrew roots believers as well as converts to Judaism.  Sample chapters are available at the Ten From The Nations website.  I strongly recommend checking out the website and subscribing for updates as we eagerly await this exciting volume!!

Stay tuned for more on this upcoming book!!

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Does the coming eclipse portent radical change?

There has been an abundance of media coverage concerning the upcoming eclipse, so I do not want to rehash the blah, blah, blah.  Rather, I would like to share two links I found very interesting and then offer a possible scenario that may currently be unfolding…

In the past I have shared a few things from Dr. Dale Sides, a Christian astronomer, who has a very interesting perspective on things in the heavens.  The following teaching concerning the eclipse is a MUST SEE as he shares a few significant points nobody else is talking about.  After hearing this, I agree with him that the eclipse is meant to point to something else…  namely, the events in the heavens at the point of totality.  Everyone will watch the eclipse, I will be watching the show behind the eclipse when the lights get dimmed…

The second video I would like to share is from an interesting source that studies Continue reading

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Shabbat! (repeat…)


He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
Psalms 23:3 NASB

http://bible.com/100/psa.23.3.NASB

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Pro-Israel Christians: Snakes in the Vineyard or Brothers-in-Arms?

A few days ago, friend, Eliyahu Berkowitz shared a link for the following article that he authored.  This terrific, must-read, piece spells out the battle for how we, non-Jewish supporters of Israel, should be view as compared to how some actually view us.  Along with several others of the Administrative Council for B’ney Yosef North America, I have been blessed to spend a fair amount of time with Eliyahu and learn his heart for Israel, for us and for a return to “Temple Judaism” v. “Diaspora Judaism.”  May his public redress of Fuchs and public challenge of the Rabbinate be heard and heeded.

Read:

Pro-Israel Christians: Snakes in the Vineyard or Brothers in Arms?

The recent op-ed by Donny Fuchs (“Snakes in the Vineyard,” Aug. 7) accuses HaYovel, a non-profit organization that brings Christian volunteers from all over the world to serve Jewish farmers in Israel, of being a missionary organization attempting to convert Jews to Christianity. From personal experience, interviews as the chief reporter for Breaking Israel News and my own research, I feel Fuchs’ article reeks of a form of xenophobia that was appropriate to galut (exile) Judaism, but that now holds Eretz Yisrael Judaism back from its higher, global purpose.

Fuchs writes that accepting non-Jewish volunteers to work in Israel violates halacha (Torah law), but he fails to cite which halacha this violates. If he is referring to the section of halacha dealing with avoda zarah (idol worship), then he is bringing up a very complex issue and an issue about which many rabbinic experts disagree. You can compare Fuchs’ statement, for example, to the simple and blunt assertion that a kosher-eating Jew cannot consume pork. It seems obvious, but this statement is not entirely accurate, as it discounts the sections of halacha   dealing with taarovet (when a non-kosher mixture inadvertently occurs) or yavesh b’yavesh (when pieces of kosher and non-kosher foods are mixed). I am not a great rabbi. As such, I rely on the opinion of Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, a globally accepted halachic authority, who has welcomed HaYovel – and founder Tommy Waller – with open arms. Rabbi Melamed wrote a halachic ruling on the subject in which he states that the litmus test is a love of Israel. The rabbi instructed Jews to welcome Christians who love Israel, and to consider them allies in geula (redemption).  Continue reading…

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Have you got “Skin in the Game?”

To all of my Messianic and Torah learning/observing/keeping brothers and sisters out there:  It is time for a heart check!!

Are you an exile or a captive?  How do you view yourself?

Do you have “Skin in the Game,” or are you content to wander in this wilderness of exile?

Here is a MUST HEAR wake-up call.  Sit down, listen and then do something!  Get in, or get out, but cut the luke-warm cr… junk out!

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Eclipses and Weeping Prophets

The “Great American Eclipse” is a scant two weeks away and I have been pondering it a bit.  This morning, I shot a quick two texts to my good friend and co-author, Al McCarn.

I asked, “Did an eclipse happen over Nineveh just before Jonah arrived?”  and, “Did Jonah arrive on the first day of Elul?”

He answered almost immediately with three links I will share in a minute.

Multiple people have asked my thoughts on this event, so I’d like to share a few thoughts and a few links… Continue reading

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Torah obedience = blessing.

Over and over, Scripture attests that keeping Torah, obeying the everlasting commandments, leads to blessing.  How Christendom ever abandoned the things God calls a “blessing” is a mystery and a tragedy that is theologically indefensible.

May the people of God within the Christian religion have the humble audacity to read Scripture without deminational and doctrinal filters, then act on it.

Praise the Lord ! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord , Who greatly delights in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.
Psalms 112:1‭-‬3 NASB

http://bible.com/100/psa.112.1-3.NASB

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Malachi 4:4 come to mind?

Over and over, Scripture connects survival in the latter days with obedience to Torah and humility.  God shows mercy to the obedient and grace to the humble.

Seek the Lord , All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the Lord ‘ s anger.
Zephaniah 2:3 NASB

http://bible.com/100/zep.2.3.NASB

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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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