God already owns everything. David said it, the Prophets said it, we are told this throughout the Tanakh. God is the Creator of everything. When we tithe, we only give Him back what He already owns. When we give to the poor, the orphaned and the widow, we give them
I am going to “cheat” a little this morning and insert an excerpt from my book, “Back to Basics: God’s Word vs. Religion.”  If you like this short sample, please don’t hesitate to use the links on the Home page and get the whole book. It’s an easy read, and
I just read this morning that Robin Williams, that comic genius, is dead. A possible suicide. How can someone who was so intelligent, so funny, so able and gifted by God to make people laugh have been so depressed to take his own life?  It’s almost as if he gave
That’s right. I know that whatever we pray for, when we pray in Yeshua’s Name, we will receive.  That’s Yeshua’s promise to us and His Father will honor it. That doesn’t mean we will get what we expect, or even what we want. In my life, I have found that
Today’s Parashah is D’Varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23 to 7:11. Within this part is the repetition of the Ten Commandments. I could do a whole book just on those. I mean, really? Who couldn’t? But don’t worry, I’m not doing that now. Actually, what I feel I should talk about is just
You will notice as you follow my rantings (please follow this blog if you like what you are reading, and buy my book, too!) that I do not use the terms Old Testament and New Testament. I call them covenants, and there is just the one book, to me, and
What do you think? This isn’t really a midrash, maybe more of a discussion. I read an article this morning about a comedy show that portrays Jesus as a black man that smokes weed, hangs with gangsters, curses, etc. Pretty much representative of the general disrespect that TV has for God
I think it’s the type of question we call a conundrum. Taking some ideas from my book (there are links to it on the Homepage) we can explore this question a little. Yeshua Himself said, after reading from Isaiah 61, that “before Abraham was, I am!” It certainly sounds like He was
I have heard this said more times than I can count. It is based not in fact, of course, but in bias, and in ignorance, and in fear. Fear? What are they afraid of?  Well, simply put, Jewish people are afraid of being traitors to God. After all, they’ve been
We are approaching the end of the Torah scroll. D’Varim (words) is the Hebrew name for the book of Deuteronomy. In the Torah (which doesn’t mean “law” but is translated as “teachings”) each new book is named from the first words of that book. D’Varim comes from the first line