David Wilkerson (1931-2011) – July 26, 2019 Scripture provides endless examples of how the presence of the Lord empowers his people to live for him. Take Moses, for example. He was convinced that without God’s presence in his life, it was useless for him to attempt anything. When he spoke face to face with the Lord, he stated boldly, “If Your Presence does not go with … Continue reading EMPOWERED BY GOD’S PRESENCE
Gary Wilkerson April 22, 2019 When we look at Abraham in the Old Testament, we witness a man whose life was so filled with the presence of God that even the heathen around him recognized the difference between their lives and his: “Abimelech … spoke to Abraham, saying, ‘God is with you in all that you do’” (Genesis 21:22). This heathen king was saying, “There … Continue reading God’s Presence is the Difference
Life will place us in situations where we stand to make a profit by sacrificing our principles. The person who refuses to compromise his values may lose out financially, but his ultimate reward is God Himself. God promises Abraham a numerous offspring in a dream. (Image: Wikimedia commons, public domain, art by Wenceslas Hollar) LECH LECHA In the days of Abraham a great war swept … Continue reading LECH LECHA – Abraham’s Great Reward
Torah Commentary Yitro (Jethro) Exodus 18:1-20:23 Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6 Matthew 5:21-30; 15:1-11 Hebrews 12:18-29 James 2:8-13 Words To Live By The Hebrews are free from life in Egypt. Pharaoh is among the dead on the sea shore. It is time for their journey to continue. In their minds, it is time to move on and make a bee line for the Promise Land. Not so … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Joined To HaShem – Yitro (Jethro) – Words To Live By – SCRIPTURES FOR February 3, 2017
V’yechi He lived Genesis 47:28-50:26 1 Kings 2:1-12 “Blessing Israel” by Mark Huey This week, the final parashah for the Book of Genesis is studied, as the period of the Patriarchs and details about the unique family chosen by God to receive His faithful blessings, finally comes to a dramatic close. Here in Genesis’ last three chapters, the similar dying requests of both Jacob/Israel and Joseph, to … Continue reading Torah Reading – V’yechi – He lived – “Blessing Israel” – 25 December, 2017
Vayeira Genesis 18:1 – 22:24 18.1. And the LORD* appeared to him in the plains of Mamre and he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. 2. And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and there were three men standing by him. And when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and he bowed toward the ground 3. and said, “My Lord, if now … Continue reading Weekly Torah portion from the One New Man Bible – Vayeira – Nov 3, 2017
Lekh-Lekha Get yourself out Genesis 12:1-17:27 Isaiah 40:27-41:16 “The Father of Faith” by Mark Huey By the time one turns to the third Torah reading, Lekh-Lekha, the recorded story of humanity indicates how the Almighty God has had direct contact with certain noted individuals. Despite the fact that considerable history is covered in a relatively short space (Genesis chs. 1-11), we see that after the scrambling … Continue reading Lekh-Lekha – Get yourself out – “The Father of Faith” – 23 October, 2017
Torah Commentary Lech Lecha (Get Yourself Out) Gen 12:1-17:27 Isaiah 40:27-41:16 Acts 7:1-8 Romans 3:19-5:6 Hebrews 7:1-19; 11:8-12 One Man Was Listening I was talking to a Jewish friend with a number of other people in the room a few of years ago. During the conversation someone said, “God spoke to me” and went on to state what they thought they had heard. After … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Lech Lecha (Get Yourself Out) – One Man Was Listening – SCRIPTURES FOR October 28, 2017
As a Messianic Jew I am not liked by anyone. My Jewish brothers and sisters tell me that because I believe “in Jesus” (almost none of them really understand what that means) I am no longer Jewish; on the other side, because I follow Torah (as best as I can) and maintain a “Jewish” worship and lifestyle, my brothers and sisters in Messiah tell me … Continue reading Faith vs. Legalism
It came as a shock, at least to the public, a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel that the US refused to veto. UN resolutions critical of Israel are as common as Russian and Chinese hackers. Only those promulgated by the Security Council, however, have serious ramifications. The US is one of five permanent members of the Security Council. Any of these five members can … Continue reading UN Resolution 2334 and a review of Israeli history from Biblical times
Torah Commentary Genesis 25:19-28:9 Malachi 1:1-2:7 Romans 9:6-16 Hebrews 11:20; 12:14-17 Tol’dot (History) Stopped Up Wells The life of the now to be patriarchs are so rich in meaning. In their lives is the wisdom of the Creator. In the accounts recorded for us is His wisdom being passed on from generation to generation. In later Torah portions He will give us specific instructions in … Continue reading Torah Commentary -Tol’dot (History) Stopped Up Wells -Day 1, Month 9, 5775; 1 December 2016
Chayei Sarah (Sarah’s Life) Why That Piece of Dirt? The joy Abraham experienced after the “Resurrection” of Isaac was short lived by the news of the death of his wife Sarah. He had never known a time that Sarah was not by his side, as maybe some of his first memories of life were playing next to a well with Sarah as their mothers drew … Continue reading Torah Commentary Chayei Sarah (Sarah’s Life) -Day 23, Month 8, 5775; 24 November 2016
Torah Commentary Deut 33:1-34:12 Joshua 1:1-9 Matt 17:1-9 Jude 3-4, 8-10 Day 19, Month 7, 5775; 21 October 2016 *I did not have time to write a Torah commentary this week for the Sukkot scriptures. This is an excerpt from my book “They Walked Toward the Promises.” I think it is fitting as we look to a new cycle, one which will take us … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Day 19, Month 7, 5775; 21 October 2016
Torah Commentary Sh’mot (Exodus) Exodus 1:1-6:1 Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 Matthew 22:23-33; 41-46 Acts 3:12-15 Hebrews 11:23-26 What Is In Your Hand? Many generations have lived and died since the time of Joseph. To the Hebrews, Caanan is a distant place that is talked about on occasion, but Egypt has become home in their minds. The stories of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are ancient history. Joseph … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Sh’mot (Exodus) – What Is In Your Hand?
Torah Commentary Vayetze (He went out) Genesis 28:10-32:3 Hosea 12:13-14:9 John 1:43-51 His God Too Yaakov’s life has been one of testing from before he could remember. He did not choose this war, but from his mother’s womb, he has been thrust into it. He now breaks free of his brother’s grasp and heads out on his own to make a life for himself. Life … Continue reading Torah Commentary- Vayetze (He went out)- His God Too
Presently, there is an unprecedented push for peace in the Mideast. Newly appointed Secretary of State, John Kerry is redefining “Shuttle Diplomacy” by making bi-weekly visits to the Holy Land. Alongside the Obama Administration, the United Nations and the Arab League appear to be united in a consensus that this is a historic opportunity to resolve the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Collectively from distant continents, they … Continue reading Land for Mideast Peace, What does the Bible Say?
I woke up early this morning asking myself and Yahweh/God a question. The present state of this country troubles me and I know that Yahweh is not happy with us. If you were Elohim/God would you bless the United States, when we the people are turning our backs on Yahweh/Yeshua and trashing him with these sins? Some of the ways that the United States has … Continue reading Will Yahweh/God Bless the United States by the Blogging Hounds
Torah Commentary Emor “Say” Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Ezekiel 44:15-31 2Corinthians 1-6 Time for Review Anyone who has read the Torah knows that many commandments and instructions are repeated many times. The simple reason is that our Creator knows us very well. He understands the way we think and the way we tend to forget, unless things are repeated and maybe even then. In Leviticus … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Emor “Say” – Time for Review – Joined To HaShem
THIS IS THE VICTORY by David Wilkerson [May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011] “This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4). Have you failed? Is there a sin that easily besets you? Do you feel like a weakened coward, unable to get the victory over secret sin? But with that weakness in you, is there also a consuming … Continue reading THIS IS THE VICTORY – David Wilkerson Today – [May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011] – FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
V’eira (I appeared) Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 “Proclaim His Power and Might” Our Torah portion for this week begins with us seeing the Lord summarize His covenant faithfulness with His people, as He prepares to act in delivering them from Egypt: “God spoke further to Moses and said to him, ‘I am the Lord; and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God Almighty, … Continue reading V’eira (I appeared) – “Proclaim His Power and Might”
The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be … Continue reading Is The U.S. Being Cursed Because Of It’s Present Treatment Of Israel?
Toldot (History) Genesis 25:19-28:9 Malachi 1:1-2:7 Moored to the Rock Our parashah for this week begins with the word, “Now these are the records of the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham became the father of Isaac” (Genesis 25:19). Just consider a few of the thoughts in your mind when you hear the names “Isaac” and “Abraham,” and what these two figures of our faith are commonly known for. Do … Continue reading Toldot (History) – “Moored to the Rock”
Genesis 25:19-28:9 Malachi 1:1-2:7 Romans 9:6-16 Hebrews 11:20; 12:14-17 Live Where I Tell You I said recently that the only thing that has been constant in my life through the past years has been change. However it has not been the kind of change that we were told last year to simply hope for. The change I have seen has been one which … Continue reading “LIVING TORAH” – Live Where I Tell You