Posts from 2019

Hanukkah and the Great Miracle that Happened on it!

Christmas is soon approaching—the season when much of the world erroneously celebrates the miracle birth of Yeshua… However, the great miracle of the Word made flesh did not begin with the birth but with the conception of Yeshua! Is it possible that Yeshua was conceived during Hanukkah, also known as the Feast of Dedication? Let’s consider it. When…

The Importance of Jerusalem

It is customary to recite a blessing for Jerusalem (Zion) before the Torah is read during synagogue services, though praying for the welfare of Jerusalem is always an appeal of the Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit). Father of mercies, do good in Thy good pleasure unto Zion, build Thou the walls of Jerusalem (Psalm 51:18). For…

Discovering our Divine Identity

by Pastor Isaac Who are we? We are children of God and created in His image.  In Gen. 1 it says, “Let us make man in our image.”  Who is God and what does His image/character look like? 1Jn_1:5  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that…

Bereshit and the depth of meaning in the first word of Bible

by Pastor Isaac In Genesis 1:1 the verse reads in Hebrew as this: בראשׁית ברא אלהים את השׁמים ואת הארץ׃ Bereshit bara Elohim ‘et hashamayim v’et ha’aretz Upon meditating on the hidden words within the first hebrew word recorded in Scriptures, “Bereshit”, (‘in the beginning’) many truths are discovered and we see God’s whole plan…

Yeshua was born on Sukkot

How Yeshua was born on the Feast of Tabernacles

Yeshua literally “Tabernacled” in Human Flesh on the God’s Holy Day for Tabernacling John 1:14 relates Yeshua’s body as temporary dwelling like a tabernacle/booth: And the Word was made flesh, and “tabernacled” among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Many versions…

Maimonides’ 13 Principles of Jewish Faith

For those who are interested in understanding their Jewish brothers and the Jewish faith, I thought it worthy of familiarizing you with the 13 Foundational Principles of Judaism. These thirteen Principles compiled by Maimonides outline Judaism’s tenets, which one must acknowledge as truths in order to be considered a Jew, and to partake in the World to Come. I will…

The bar kokhba revolt: The 9th of Av, Dual prophecies, and a false Messiah,

When the Jews rebelled against Roman rule, they believed that their leader, Shimonbar Koziva (also known as Bar Kochba), would fulfill their messianic longings. But their hopes were cruelly dashed on Tisha B’Av, 135 CE, as the Jewish rebels were brutally butchered in the final battle at Betar. The following account is from the Talmud (Gittin 57a–b):] Because of…