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1. The Wave Sheaf and the Listening Halt

With the wave sheaf offering (Hanafat Haomer) coming up the day after Shabbat, I’d like to talk about what the US Army Special Forces has in common with both sheep, and us. That is because the Passover is a time of learning to hear Yahweh’s voice. Keep reading, and I...

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2. Once Saved, Always Saved?

The popular Christian doctrine of “Once Saved, Always Saved” says that once we accept Yeshua’s sacrifice for our sins, it no longer really matters what we do. It says that because we are now “under grace,” that we can knowingly break (or disregard) the Torah, and that we will still...

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3. About Righteous Judgment

In John 7:24, Yeshua tells us not to judge according to appearances, but to judge with righteous judgment. Yochanan (John) 7:24 24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” There is both righteous and unrighteous judgment, and we have to be careful which one we use....

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4. Yeshua the Celibate Nazirite

When YHWH made mankind, He gave us a powerful urge to reproduce. B’reisheet (Genesis) 1:28 28 Then Elohim (G-d) blessed them, and Elohim said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it….” YHWH put this inclination right into our flesh, making the sex drive one of...

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5. About Inspiration and Scripture

What constitutes “Scripture?” And what is it that makes Scripture “inspired?” The answer may be different than we think. The Apostle Kepha (Peter) implies that Shaul’s (Paul’s) writings are Scripture, seeing as he compares Shaul’s writings with the “rest” of the Scriptures. Kepha Bet (2nd Peter) 3:15-16 15 and consider...

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6. About Tassels (Tzitzit)

About Tassels (Tzitzit) Scripture tells us to make tassels on the four corners of the clothing with which we cover ourselves, so that we might look upon them, and remember to do all of His commandments. Bemidbar (Numbers) 15:37-40 37 Again YHWH spoke to Moshe, saying, 38 “Speak to the...

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7. Loving Judah

It is important that we love our brothers in Judah. While we do have some differences with them, and while we are presently denied an ability to live in the Land of Israel, we need always to show our Jewish brothers the kind of love that we would like to...

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8. The Lunar Sabbath Error

In The Torah Calendar study we explain the calendar Yahweh tells us to keep in Scripture. One thing we see is that the days begin at evening. This can be seen by the simple fact that Genesis 1 tells us the evening and the morning constitute a day. B’reisheet (Genesis)...

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9. The Equinox Error

In the world there are many different calendar systems, but Yahweh’s calendar is special. Yahweh times His festivals so that His people can come up to Jerusalem for the pilgrimage festivals when the barley, the wheat and the grape harvests are ready. There are prophetic reasons for these things, which...

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10. How Long is a Hebrew Day?

Genesis 1 tells us that a day is made up of both an evening (nighttime) portion, and a morning (“daylight”) portion. For example: B’reisheet (Genesis) 1:31b 31b So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Leviticus 23:32 also tells us that the Day of Atonement lasts from one...

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11. Circumcision and the Passover

This study shows how the Torah and the Prophets both require all native-born males in Israel to be physically circumcised. Those who join themselves to the nation of Israel may join in the Sabbath in an uncircumcised state, but they may not partake of the Passover without first having become...

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12. About Shaul’s Ministry

Some Messianics reject Shaul (Paul), and are eager to remove his works from the Renewed Covenant canon. I can understand why some people might feel that way, and while there are definitely some major issues with Shaul’s writings, at least from a Two House perspective it would be a big...

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13. Laodicea: “The People Rule”

As we explain in Torah Government, originally there was no need for government, because all men were literally brothers, and their fathers (the patriarchs) ruled over their families. However, even then there was murder, and the fruits of the flesh. B’reisheet (Genesis) 4:8-10 8 Now Qayin (Cain) talked with Hevel...

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14. Are We Believers? Or Disciples?

Dear friends, dare we ask, “Are we believers? Or are we disciples?” What’s the difference? And why does it matter? Yeshua had compassion on the 5,000. He healed their sicknesses, and He even made a miracle by multiplying the bread and the fish, so they would not have to go...

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15. Hearing Yeshua’s Voice

As we show in the Nazarene Israel study, the original faith was called Nazarene Israel. In Fulfilling the Great Commission we show that Nazarene Israel was unified, and that it had a clergy of servant-leadership that heard and obeyed Yahweh’s voice. Nazarene Israel was replaced by Catholic Christianity. Catholic Christianity...

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16. Messianism: The Church in Transition

In Fulfilling the Great Commission, we show that the Messianic movement is essentially an extension of Protestant and independent Christianity; and because it is an extension of Protestant/Independent Christianity, the Messianics make doctrinal mistakes similar to the Protestants and independent Christians. One of the key errors Protestant and independent Christians...

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17. Acts 15 in the Context of Unity

In Fulfilling the Great Commission we show that both the Torah and the Renewed Covenant tell us to: 1. Unite 2. Organize 3. Appoint leadership Yet, if the Torah and the Renewed Covenant tell us to organize and appoint leadership, but the Messianics refuse, then how can they claim to...

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18. What is the Church?

As we show in Nazarene Israel, the original faith of the apostles was called the “Nazarene sect” (i.e., Nazarene Israel). However, there were several other variants of the faith in the first century. One of these was called Christianity. Christianity is similar to the Nazarene faith, except they do not...

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19. Come All the Way Out

Revelation 12:13-17 says that when the dragon saw he had been cast to earth, he persecuted the woman (true Israel) who gave birth to the male child (Yeshua). The woman was given two wings of a great eagle that she might fly into the wilderness to her place. There she...

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20. Definition: Elder

In Fulfilling the Great Commission, we saw that Yeshua hand-picked His disciples. His disciples responded by laying down their lives in the world, and serving Him with all of their mind, heart, and strength. Luqa (Luke) 14:33 33 “So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has...

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21. The Titus 1:5 Test

Are we keeping the same faith the apostles kept in the first century? One simple test is to see if we are obeying Titus 1:5. But before we get to Titus 1:5, let’s back up a bit, to gain some better perspective of what is being said. In Acts 9:15,...

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22. The Role of Congregational Elders

As we explained in Fulfilling the Great Commission and in Nazarene Israel v4, the congregations are led not by rabbis, or by pastors, but by congregational elders. These elders are appointed by the apostles. The way it works is that an apostle goes to a city or town, to find...

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23. The Bride’s Journey Home

In Nazarene Israel we show how Avraham and Israel’s children were scattered out into the world in order to fulfill the promises given to the patriarchs. Every family, every nation, and every clan had to receive of their genetics, so that the whole world could become heir to the promise...

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24. About Ritual Cleanness

In this chapter we are going to talk about three different things: spiritual health, physical health, and ritual cleanness. These are three totally different things, but sometimes there are relationships between them. However, we have to be careful what conclusions we draw, because the relationships do not always hold true...

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