English Bible Versions and Today’s Messianic Movement

What English Bible version should you use as a contemporary Believer? This is a topic that can not only be rather confusing, but is something that can also evoke some rather strong emotions. Very few English Bible readers, who are committed to a steadfast faith in God, ever stick with one single Bible version or translation to employ in their studies. At the same time, … Continue reading English Bible Versions and Today’s Messianic Movement

Torah Commentary – Ki Tetze -“When you go”

Torah Commentary Ki Tetze “When you go” Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 Isaiah 54:1-10 2 Kings 10-12 A Single Focus of Life The book of Deuteronomy is Moses’ summary to the people before his death.  Each thought, instruction, and word can be traced back to previous books of Torah.  This week is no exception. In Deuteronomy, Moses tells the people to make four twisted cords which are to … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Ki Tetze -“When you go”

Tazria (She Conceives) – “What Did Yeshua Do?”

Tazria (She Conceives) Leviticus 12:1-13:59 2 Kings 4:42-5:19 “What Did Yeshua Do?” One of the many blessings that today’s Messianic Believers receive in committing themselves to a consistent, weekly examination of the Torah portion, is the much fuller perspective that they naturally receive of the Scriptures. Too frequently, people who read the Apostolic Scriptures or New Testament, when reading references about the Mosaic Law, have … Continue reading Tazria (She Conceives) – “What Did Yeshua Do?”

Torah Commentary – Bo “Come” – Words Are Not Enough – January 18, 2013

Torah Commentary Bo “Come” Exodus 10:1-13:16 Jeremiah 46:13-28 John 19:13-37 Acts 13:16-17 Revelation 8:6-9:12; 16:1-21 Words Are Not Enough Pharaoh is a very interesting character in scripture. He is the epitome of how callous and hardhearted man can be. For years I have heard many people say, “If only God would do a miracle in my family, if He would do something they could really … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Bo “Come” – Words Are Not Enough – January 18, 2013

Bo (Go) – “A Perpetual Feast Forever” – January 18, 2013

Bo (Go) Exodus 10:1-13:16 Jeremiah 46:13-28 ” A Perpetual Feast Forever” This week’s Torah portion, Bo, very much summarizes the major theme of the Book of Exodus. We witness not only the final plagues dispensed upon Egypt (Exodus 10:1-11:10), but we see the institution of the Passover as a memorial meal (Exodus 12:1-32, 42-51) to be remembered by the future generations of God’s chosen people: … Continue reading Bo (Go) – “A Perpetual Feast Forever” – January 18, 2013

V’eira (I appeared) – “Proclaim His Power and Might”

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”

Torah Commentary – Va’era “And I appeared” – Shadows of Yesterday, Substance of Today

Torah Commentary Va’era “And I appeared” Exodus 6:2-9:35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 Romans 9:14-17 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1Shadows of Yesterday, Substance of Today Egypt was the greatest and most awesome nation that had ever existed. They had wealth, power, and military stature. No country would have dared to come against the might of Egypt in the days of their glory. But all this would change the day that … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Va’era “And I appeared” – Shadows of Yesterday, Substance of Today

“Vowed to the Land” – V’yechi (He lived)

V’yechi (He lived) Genesis 47:28-50:26 1 Kings 2:1-12 “Vowed to the Land” While reading through V’yechi this week, the following words delivered by the Patriarch Jacob really stuck out at me: “Then Jacob said to Joseph, ‘God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, and He said to me, “Behold, I will make you fruitful and numerous, and … Continue reading “Vowed to the Land” – V’yechi (He lived)

Vayishlach “And he sent” – Still Running From the Enemy

Torah Commentary Vayishlach “And he sent” Genesis 32:4-36:43 Hosea 11:7-12:12 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Revelation 7:1-12 Still Running From the Enemy Jacob has seen much over his past twenty years with Laban. He has seen HaShem provide for him and give him great wealth. He has seen favor like few people will ever see. Jacob has wrestled with God and even been given a new name. After … Continue reading Vayishlach “And he sent” – Still Running From the Enemy