There are Three Weeks that are an annual mourning period that falls out in the summer. The Three Weeks or Bein ha-Metzarim (Hebrew: בין המצרים, “Between the Straits”) (cf “dire straits”) is a period of mourning commemorating the destruction of the first and second Jewish Temples. This is when we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and our launch into a still-ongoing exile. The period…
by Isaac Heckman A Prophet like unto Moshe! In Deut 18:15-19 God prophecies of the future one whom He would send to Israel: The LORD thy God will raise up (like an sacrifice) unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren(Has to be Jewish.. cannot be muslim), like unto me (see…
– by Isaac Heckman This week’s torah portion of Shelach L’kha introduces a very practical commandment still applicable for us still today! In this week’s Torah parashah, after seeing that God’s people were having difficulty remembering and guarding God’s commandments, and thereby losing their intended blessing, we see an introduction to the principle of wearing a…
A name reveals the character of the person and in this article I want to share why I believe Y’hoshua is the true name of the Savior and son who came in his Father’s name and character as prophesied by David in Psalm 118:26! Many sincere truth-seekers may not realize that the original name of…
Many people studying Torah do not realize the beautiful significance of the coverings and details of the Torah scroll and their amazing symbolism pointing to a reflection of our High Priest and Living Torah and the spiritual coverings/armor we must cover ourselves with if we are to be victorious in our spiritual battle against principalities…
The Counting of the Omer The seven-week (49-day) period between Passover and Shavuot is called the Omer. The practice of counting these 49 days in anticipation for Shavuot is called the Counting of the Omer. On the 50th day, Shavuot—which commemorates the Giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai—is celebrated. The Counting of the…
You may be surprised to find the many scriptural references to God calling out His assembly from the earliest of times… If you are being called out of something, you are naturally being called from something to something. If you are being called from Darkness, you are being called into the Light. If you are being…
Study by Pastor Isaac
God’s people are called to love the Lord with all their heart, mind and soul . Luke 10:27 Deut. 6:5
Q: But how do we show our love to God?
Yeshua said, “If you love me, keep my commandments” Jn.14:15
Q: What is sin?
John said, “Sin is transgression (breaking)of the Torah (Commandments) I Jn. 3:4
Q: Aren’t we under grace and able to break the law now?
No… Paul said, “Are we to continue in sin that grace might increase? May it never be!” Rom. 6:1,2
Q: Didn’t Messiah do away with the law by fulfilling it?
No… Yeshua said, “It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stoke of a letter of the law to fail.” Luke 16:17
Q: Can’t we break just one?
James said, “If we break one law, we are guilty of all.” Jms. 2:10
Q: If we know of someone who strays from the truth and sins, what are we to do?
James said, “we are to turn the sinner from their error!” Jms. 3:19,20
Q: Which law are we breaking?
God said in the Ten Commandments, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work.” Ex. 20:8-10
Q: Which day is the seventh day?
“And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James,…very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun… ” Mark 16:1-6. (Note: everybody knows that Sunday was the resurrection day. The Sabbath was past when it dawned. Thus it is evident that the Sabbath is Saturday, the day before Sunday.) In many languages the Saturday is named after the Sabbath
Q: How did God himself set the example of keeping the seventh day Sabbath?
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed and all their hosts. And on the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day… then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it (sanctified means set apart for only holy use). Genesis 2:1-3
Q: Is Sabbath only for the Jews?
No, Scripture clearly shows that the Bible Sabbath was given to mankind at the end of the Creation Week, (Genesis 2:1-3) thus fixing of the seven-day weekly cycle on a world-wide basis, and giving an ancient world-wide knowledge of the Seventh-day Sabbath as revealed in over 70 languages (as seen below)
Few realize that the word “Sabbath” and the concept of resting from work on the seventh day of the week (Saturday) is common to most of the ancient and modern languages of the world. This is evidence totally independent of the Scriptures that confirms the Biblical teaching that God’s seventh day Sabbath predates Judaism. The Babylonian language, was in use hundreds of years before the Hebrew race was founded by Abraham. That language designated the seventh day of the week as “sa-ba-tu,” meaning rest day — another indisputable proof that the Bible “Sabbath” was not, and is not, exclusively Jewish.
Many know that one of the most important activities that is part of the traditional preparation for Passover is the elimination of anything that has leaven in it (Hebrew: hametz)… but why is this so important? LEAVEN What is it and how do we keep the feast of unleavened bread? What is it we should be…
– by Rabbi Isaac To observe God’s holy days at their proper time it is most important to understand how to correctly observe the faithful witnesses that God has created for the observation of time and “moedim”. The enemy seeks to confuse man as to the times and the moedim (God’s appointed times) so as to…