If you are like me, you have heard ten thousand times that Jesus/Yeshua died for our sin, the sin of the world, etc…
But did you know, Scripture teaches that He had to die for another reason?
Me neither. It never dawned on me, but it is clearly there.
He HAD to die because His covenant bride had played the harlot and His Divine righteousness demanded that He divorce her. His own law demanded that He could not remarry her except “she be released from the law concerning the husband.”
Continue reading “Another Reason Jesus HAD to Die….”
Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son’s name? Surely you know!
What is His name? Do you know? Does it matter?
Rav Shaul, in Ephesians 2 says,
“…remember that you were at that time separate from Messiah, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Messiah Yeshua you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Messiah….So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of Yahweh’s household,..”
If you are grafted into Messiah, then you are a no longer an alien, but one who sojourns with Israel.
Rav Shaul, in Ephesians 4, continues;
“…There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.”
The same Torah shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you.
Ponder this today.
Shalom Aleichem, Pete
Short video that breaks it down so simply that even a child can understand!!
Marinate in that…
Maybe this will help:
Larger version here.
Learn the truth. It matters!
We have laying hens and the standby, ‘yolk’s on you…’ joke never gets old.
Well, the ‘yoke’ indeed is on you!!
How often I have heard ‘yoke of the Law….’ And Acts 15:10 gets quoted.
Well, this evening I saw something that was very interesting. Continue reading “Yoke’s on you….”
On pondering the Days of Unleavened, it occurred to me that we do not focus enough on removing the leaven of Hollywood* from our lives. Yeshua spoke of leaven as the little sins that affect the whole lump. If we are to be a kadosh/set apart lump for Him, and our pursuit is holiness, then we should really consider the leaven of Hollywood.
During these days of house cleaning, let us focus on removing the leaven of video games, secular music, movies and TV shows. Even the seemingly innocuous ones. Hollywood ‘programming’ is just that. Programming. Hollywood seeks to influence culture and steer us toward ever lower moral standards.
Besides just getting us ‘out of Babylon.’ we need to focus on the harder task of getting Babylon out of us.
Rav Shaul writes, “Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened of sincerity and truth.” (1 Cor. 5:6-8)
*Hollywood used here as a euphemism for all of Babylon’s culture which Hollywood has a substantial hand in shaping.