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1. Why Three Tithes for Today

Yahweh gives us His Torah so we can know how to please Him, and be refined as His Son’s bride. While there are some parts of the Torah that we cannot obey in the dispersion, we should obey every part we can—and as we will see, His system of three tithes...

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2. About American Independence Day

In Nazarene Israel we saw that Satan is a deceiver, and that his main tactic is to create substitutes (decoys) for the truth. We also saw how the anti-Messiah is not so much someone who fights against the Messiah, but is a replacement for the Messiah (i.e., a substitute Messiah)....

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3. Thoughts on the Coming Persecution

In Revelation and the End Times we show how torahless Christianity, rabbinic Judaism, and Islam are Babylonian faiths. The reason they are Babylonian is that instead of being true to the entire Torah (and the original faith) they focus on one aspect of the Torah (and the original faith). Working...

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4. About the Peshitta v2.0

The Church Fathers tell us that the original manuscripts were written in Hebrew and Aramaic, and then translated into Greek. Because we have a Hebraically-oriented faith, we want to have those Semitic (Hebrew and Aramaic) originals. Some people believe the Aramaic Peshitta NT contains the inspired originals, or perhaps that...

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5. When Yom Kippur Abuts the Sabbath

One year in seven, Yom Kippur falls on the day before the weekly Sabbath (preparation day). There are some special things to watch for in such years, so we can obey Yahweh’s laws, and still have hot, fresh food for our family on the Sabbath following Yom Kippur. First the...

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6. A Cup of Water in Yeshua’s Name

You are a soldier deployed with King David. Due to Yahweh’s favor, our people have prevailed. Divre HaYamim Aleph (1 Chronicles) 11:10-14 10 Now these were the heads of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, with all Israel, to make him king,...

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7. He Who Enlarges Gad

Before Israel died, he spoke special blessings over each of the tribes. These blessings are still active today. Israel prophesied that Judah would have the scepter (the right of kingship) until Shiloh (Messiah) came. The term lawgiver means someone has the authority to set or establish law for the nation....

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8. Acts 15 and Accountability

As we explain in Nazarene Israel, Yeshua came to overthrow the corrupt rabbinical order, and replace it with a renewed order of Melchizedek. That is why it was that in Acts 15, the apostles confirmed that rabbinic tradition has no place in the Melchizedekian order. The apostles decided that if...

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9. Men: Priests, Providers, & Protectors

First Yahweh created man. Then He took one of the man’s ribs (actually a side, in Hebrew), and made the woman as a helper corresponding to her man. (You can read more about this in Covenant Relationships.) B’reisheet (Genesis) 2:22 22 Then the rib [side] which Yahweh Elohim had taken...

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10. Covering and Accountability

Here is a standard Protestant concept of our relationship with the Messiah. In this picture, the Messiah covers the husband, and the husband covers his wife and children. There is no priesthood, no (lay) congregational elders, and no congregational servant (deacon). Let us expand this model, to accommodate all of...

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11. The Deuteronomy 16:9 Dilemma

This article is about how to establish the Head of the Hebrew Year according to Scripture. This process is called intercalation. To understand how to intercalate the head of the year, let us notice that in Exodus 9:31, the barley and the flax were destroyed by a plague of hail....

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12. The Many Meanings of Aviv

Shalom, Nazarenes. The big lesson I learned this year is that the Nazarene Israel priesthood (me) needs to be at all future Aviv barley searches. This is the only way we can verify the barley as being aviv. As I see it, the reason three trained barley teams could go...

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13. Counting the Cost

Yeshua says to count the cost before we decide to serve Him, lest we are unable to keep going when the going gets rough (which it eventually will). Luqa (Luke) 14:26-33 26 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and...

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14. Please Ask Questions Where You Pay Your Tithes

One of the ways the body of Messiah works is that we ask our questions where we pay our tithes. This forces the body to edify itself in love (verse 16). This is a beginning principle for all believers. Ephesim (Ephesians) 4:11-16 11 And He Himself gave some to be...

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15. Beware the Messi-Gnostic Spirit!

In the first century, the Apostle Shaul warned Timothy to guard against a spirit of falsely so-called knowledge (KJV: science). TimaTheus Aleph (1 Timothy) 6:20-21 20 O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge —...

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16. Errors in the 49-Year Jubilee Cycle

In The Torah Calendar, I show how Yahweh wants us to keep a 50 year Jubilee cycle, as He says in Leviticus 25:10. Vayiqra (Leviticus) 25:8-10 8 ‘And you shall count seven sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven sabbaths of years...

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17. Why Priesthood Vestments?

Yahweh commanded the Levitical priesthood to wear set-apart garments for glory and beauty, that they might minister to Him as priests. Among these garments was a breastplate of judgment. Shemote (Exodus) 28:1-4 1 “Now take Aharon your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that...

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18. Genesis 49:8: Joseph Bows to Judah

In Christendom 2050 we saw that Judah and the other brothers bowed to Joseph in Egypt (symbolic of the world). However, Israel also prophesied that Joseph and the other brothers would one day not only praise Judah, but also bow to his earthly authority. B’reisheet (Genesis) 49:8-10 8 “Judah, you...

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19. About the Priesthood Garments

In other documents we show the spiritual power of ritual garments. We also show how the early church father Polycrates wrote of how the Apostle John (Yochanan HaShaliach) wore a sacerdotal plate on duty. (This was surely the Melchizedekian counterpart to the Levitical high priest’s breastplate). Among these are Philip,...

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20. Why Ephraim Killed Yeshua

In Nazarene Israel I explain the parable of the prodigal son, which represents the house of Ephraim. (While in the parable Ephraim took only half of the Father’s goods, in the natural it was more like 10/13 = 77%].) Luqa (Luke) 15:11-21 11 Then He said: “A certain man had...

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21. Moshiach ben Yosef and Moshiach ben David

Shalom, Netzerim. Some of the disciples are asking me to explain the Jewish concept of Moshiach (which is different than the Ephraimite concept). It comes in two parts, Moshiach ben Yosef and Moshiach ben David. Since the concept is so different, please pray for understanding. Disciples (helpers and contributors) may...

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22. Yshua Respected the Sanhedrin

In Nazarene Israel I show how the prophet Eliyahu (Elijah) confronted the children of Israel over the names they used in worship, telling them to use the name of Yahweh, rather than the name of Baal (the Lord). Melachim Aleph (1 Kings) 18:21 21 And Elijah came to all the...

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23. Historical Proofs Yshua is the Messiah

There are many proofs Yshua is Messiah, but some of them require revelation to see. However, there are some proofs which are more historical and mathematical than revelation-based. For perspective, however, let us start in the prophecies over the Creation Week. THE SUN/SON AND THE FOURTH DAY Judaism has long...

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24. Evidence for Yshua in the Zohar

The Zohar (Radiance) is an esoteric Jewish mystical book. It is not a canonical book for Nazarene Israel. (We do not believe you need it to receive Yshua, or to obey His Torah.) However, a Jewish believer in Yshua sent me the following quotes from the Zohar. To him they...

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25. The Noachide Laws and Replacement Theology

Shalom, brethren, I am getting a lot of questions about the Noachide laws. Basically, the Noachide laws are brother Judah’s version of replacement theology. Brother Judah correctly identifies Roman Christianity as replacement theology, in that Roman Christianity says that the Torah was replaced by an ideal of Lawless Love at...

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26. Why a Jewish-Christian Faith?

Welcome to Nazarene Israel, the original first century Jewish-Christian faith in the Messiah Yshua (often called Jesus). Scripture calls this original faith the sect of the Nazarenes, at Acts 24:5. Ma’asei (Acts) 24:5 5 “For we have found this man a plague, a creator of dissension among all the Jews...

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27. Samuel, the Ephraimite Priest

In Korah’s Rebellion, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, men of renown, rose against the anointing on Moshe and Aharon. Bemidbar (Numbers) 16:1-3 1 Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On...

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28. In A Beginning: Genesis 1:1

The King James Version (KJV) tells us the earth was created in “the” beginning. B’reisheet (Genesis) 1:1 (KJV) 1 In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth. However, this isn’t what Genesis 1:1 says. In Hebrew, Genesis 1:1 reads, “In a beginning.” (1) בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים | אֵת...

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29. The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan

Jacob von Coudenhove-Kalergi was a Bohemian Illuminist-Mason who was half European, and half Japanese. In 1922 he founded a Pan-European Movement with the eventual goal of establishing a one world government. He hoped this government would merge all races together to form a “pan-European negroid race,” with a single man-made...

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30. The Case of the Missing “The”

Here is how the King James Version renders Luke 18:8. Luke 18:8 KJV 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? This makes it sound like all Yeshua wants is to find us faithful...

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31. Fold Your Napkin

If our good heavenly Father should bless you with the opportunity to dine in a Jewish home, a knowledge of Jewish custom may be helpful. Here is how Yshua handled matters of table etiquette. In Jewish etiquette, if one has enjoyed the fellowship meal (and would like to return if...

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32. About Joining Nazarene Israel

Sometimes people ask how to join Nazarene Israel. This is a very good question, and the answer is that when we accept Yshua as our Messiah, we become Nazarenes at that time. When He calls us, and we respond to His call, that makes us Nazarenes. From there it is...

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33. 2017 and Nuclear War in Prophecy

War is unpleasant—yet when faced with war it can help to know what Yahweh wants it to accomplish. When we know Yahweh’s plans we can see how His purposes are fulfilled. In Revelation and the End Times we show how seal 5 in the book of the Revelation was likely...

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34. Torah, Beards, and Hair Length

In Leviticus 19:23, Yahweh says not to shave the sides of our heads, nor to disfigure the edges of our beards. Vayiqra (Leviticus) 19:23 (NKJV) 27 “You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard.” Some believe this means we...

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