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1. Imagine Yourself a Prince

Imagine that you and your family are at dinner in your home. A strange man lets himself into your house, sits down at your table, and starts eating your food. When you ask him what on earth he thinks he is doing, he tells you he is “building your kingdom.”...

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2. Heart of Wisdom

In Psalm number ninety, Moshe HaNavi (Moses the Prophet) sings a psalm unto YHWH, his Creator. Tehillim (Psalms) 90:10-12 10 The days of our lives are seventy years; but if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon...

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3. Got Brokenness?

YHWH commands us to afflict our souls at Yom Kippur. Bemidbar (Numbers) 29:7-8 7 “On the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a set-apart gathering. You shall afflict your souls; you shall not do any work.” Although there are other methods, most people choose to fulfill this...

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4. Don’t Quench the Spirit

In First Thessalonians 5:19, the Apostle Shaul tells us not to quench the Spirit. Thessaloniqim Aleph (1st Thess.) 5:16-22 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of Elohim in Messiah Yeshua for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20...

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5. Gender Roles in the Kingdom

Ezekiel 37 tells us the House of Ephraim will undergo a spiritual resurrection, and then will be brought back to the Land of Israel. If we read the language closely, we may see that the majority of the Ephraimite people may not fully understand what is happening to them until...

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6. Abstinence, Celibacy and Nazirites

Numbers Six gives us the Instructions (Torah) of the Nazirite, or one who is ‘separated’ from normal daily life, better to serve YHWH and His people. Bemidbar (Numbers) 6:1-8, 21 1 And YHWH spoke to Moshe, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Yisrael, and say to them, ‘When a...

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7. Polygyny, Concubines and Kingship

There are three main offices within Israel: The king (i.e., government), The priest (i.e., spiritual leadership), The prophet (who is also often a Nazirite). On top of this there is a fourth and special role: that of the ‘judge.’ The judge is a special type of a king (i.e., a...

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8. Yahweh’s Heart in Marriage

In this study we will see that Yahweh defines divorce much differently than we do in the West (circa 2013 CE). For example, in Jeremiah 3:8, Yahweh said He divorced Ephraim, and “put her away”—yet in verse 14 He said He is still “married” to her. What this shows us...

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9. About Forgiveness

Our religion is also a spiritual path. In addition to the physical rites and rituals YHWH tells us to perform, He also wants us to refine ourselves spiritually. One of the ways He wants us to purify ourselves, then, is to learn to forgive all those who have ever done...

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10. Lashon Hara: The Evil Tongue

Traditional Judaism teaches a doctrine against Lashon Hara (“La-shone Ha-rah”), or the ‘Evil Tongue.’ As we will see, if this doctrine is applied in a spirit of love, it can be very good. However, if it is applied in some other spirit, it can be very destructive. Lashon Hara (לשון...

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11. The Matthew Eighteen Process

In the Lashon Hara study we saw that YHWH wants our speech to edify, unify, and build up the brethren. If our speech does not actively help bring the brothers and sisters into a deeper relationship with each other and into a closer walk with Him, then something is wrong,...

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12. Adultery and Matthew Eighteen

Yeshua tells us that He did not come to do away with even the least part of the Torah (the Laws of Moses). Rather, He says that whoever teaches against even the least of the commandments will be least in the kingdom of heaven; but that those who do and...

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