Messianic 101

Growing up Jewish, I was taught that any Jew who “believes in Jesus” is no longer a Jew, but now is Christian and a traitor to Judaism. Listening to Christian missionaries, I am told we must “believe in Jesus” to be saved, and when we do we are no longer
In the Gospel of Mark (2:21-22), Yeshua teaches the following: No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old coat; if he does, the new patch tears away from the old cloth and leaves a worse hole. And no one puts new wine in old wineskins; if he does,
We now enter into the Book of Leviticus. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. In this book are many of the laws, commandments, regulations, and ordinances that God gave to us through Moses, which define how we are to worship God and
Hebrews 11:1 says the following: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. I was having a discussion with someone yesterday about faith. He asked questions about what
In the beginning, there was God. Then he created the Earth and placed mankind in charge of it, and mankind screwed everything up to the point where God had to send the Flood. After the Flood, God chose a man, Abraham, to become the progenitor of a people God would
The Alpha and the Omega, the Alef and the Tav, the First and the Last- all of these descriptions are made by God, the Father, about himself from Isaiah all the way through to Revelation. But Yeshua, the son of God and the Messiah, also says that he is the
Today I want to talk about how Legalism is being resurrected within the current body of Gentile Believers. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. For the purpose of this discussion, let us define legalism as the proposition that for a Gentile to
You might think this a silly question, what with the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Holocaust, the Palestinians, the KKK, and any number of United Nations countries which have been vilifying Israel while vindicating those who are really the trouble-makers in the Mideast. I mean, c’mon! Really? It’s so obvious that
During the Sermon on the Mount, as recalled in the Gospel of Matthew, (5:19) Yeshua says this (CJB): So whoever disobeys the least of these mitzvot and teaches others to do so will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoever obeys them and so teaches will
Isn’t what? Well, isn’t a Gospel, meaning a truthful description of who Yeshua was and of his ministry. I also don’t believe it was written by a Jew, or, at least, by a Jew who was writing to Jews. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link:
חג שמח! Chag Sameach! Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate this joyous holiday. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. The Torah parashah for this Shabbat is called Vayeshev, which relates the story of Joseph. It begins with Israel giving him the coat
There is an undeniable relationship between Yom Kippur and Passover, and together they provide total atonement which allows us to have life everlasting. Yeshua is the Lamb of God, the Pesach Lamb. His death was the atonement for our sins, but it wasn’t just as the Passover lamb that he
In these modern times, when science fiction is almost a prophecy of reality, the Wormhole Theory is still unproven, but so popular with TV shows and movies that most people probably think they do exist. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. A
Before we discuss this specific passage, let’s review what Galatians is all about. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. It is a letter written by Shaul (Paul) to a congregation of mostly Gentile Believers in Yeshua as the Messiah, and who were,
It is truly a shame that too many Christians are being taught mainly from the New Covenant writings while ignoring most everything in the Tanakh. The reason it is a shame is that Yeshua didn’t teach anything from the Epistles, and not just because they hadn’t been written, but because
We all know that the Devil is a liar. In fact, he is the father of all lies, and when he wants to destroy your soul for all eternity, I can guarantee that he will NOT come up to you and say:  “Hi, there. I’m Satan, nice to meet you.
I know you’re thinking, “What a silly question! What Christian would consider themselves better than a Jewish person?” If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. And you would be right in thinking that, but as a Jewish man who is also a Messianic
The parochet, for those who aren’t familiar with the Hebrew word, is the curtain that separated the Holy of Holies from the rest of the Tent of Meeting Moses had built in the desert, in accordance with the instructions God gave him. If you prefer to watch a video, click
Today is Shavuot, the second of the three pilgrimage festivals that God decreed we should celebrate. The instructions regarding this Holy Day can be found in Leviticus 23:15-21. If you prefer to watch a video, click on this link: Watch the video. There is a difference, in my opinion, between