Tag Archives: obedience

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 … Continue reading

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The Secret to Walking by the Spirit

What does it mean to ‘walk by the Spirit’ and how does one do it? Gal. 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. One of the great questions in … Continue reading

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Zealous? For what?

Acts 21:20 relates that a mark of the apostolic kahal/ekklesia/congregation was being zealous for the Law. How does the Church today view those ‘zealous for the Law?’. How does God view those ‘zealous for the Law?’ If the Law, the … Continue reading

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Even the precepts…

Was good to meet Shannon Schmelzle yesterday at SC National Shabbat.  He posts lots of terrific YouVersion images.  If you use the YouVersion app, friend him!! This verse is part of the everlasting, unchanging Word of God.  My question, why … Continue reading

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Deluded much?

James, half brother of Yeshua and head of the Jerusalem Council, says those who hear the Torah but don’t DO it are DELUDED!  Sounds a bit like the Christian pastor I used to be… always making excuses for why such … Continue reading

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How did they know? Noah.

How did Noah know what was clean and unclean?  Did he guess? Christendom believes only two of unclean showed up and seven pair of the clean, however that doesn’t answer the specificity of God telling Noah to ‘take.’ When combined … Continue reading

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The Gospel I never preached…

I spent more than 10 years in the pulpit and I am realizing I never really preached the Gospel.  Oh, I taught the death, burial and resurrection of the Messiah, but that is not the Gospel.  Surprised? Rom. 10:16 But they … Continue reading

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Why naysayers don’t bother me….

http://bible.com/100/psa.119.51-52.NASB

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New Year’s Resolution…

The everlasting unchanging Word of God? Or, was the author of Psalm 119 just a misguided dreamer when he said, ‘forever?’ I suggest you RESOLVE to keep the Torah, including the statutes and judgments!! http://bible.com/100/psa.119.111-113.NASB

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In the beginning was the … Memra!

Maybe you’ve never heard this, but John’s use of ‘the Word’ (John 1:1ff) is not original.  Authoritative Aramaic translations of the Torah done by the rabbis, some 150+ years before Yeshua, used ‘Memra’ or ‘Memra de Yeya’ (Word, or Word of … Continue reading

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…that you may look upon it…

http://bible.com/1/num.15.38.KJV

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Tzitzits in a snap?

Here’s a quick/fun post…  The other day I used tzitzits as a case study for how we can learn to keep commands and allow others to interpret commands for themselves within the lines Abba has given us. A friend sent … Continue reading

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On ‘the will of God’…

The Psalms are clear that David, a man after God’s own heart, delighted in Yehovah’s instructions (Torah).  If we desire the heart of God, should we do any differently? Put another way, David understood that righteousness was obedience to God’s … Continue reading

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His promises are everlasting….

http://bible.com/100/deu.7.9.NASB

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How to KNOW you love God…

Ever wondered how to KNOW if you or someone around you loves God?  It is actually, very simple. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and [a]observe His commandments. 3 For this is … Continue reading

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