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Messianic Jewish Prayer


Jesus and the Mummy

The Master called down into the darkness of the tomb with a loud cry, “Lazar! Come out!” His shout into the darkness recalls his earlier words: “Amen, amen, I say to you, that an hour will come and is now here in which the dead will hear the voice of the son of God, and those who hear will surely live” (John 5:25). Lazarus stepped forth still bound in his tachrichin (תכריכין), the linen wrappings…

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Repentance, Prayer, and Charity

One of the most stirring elements the High Holiday services in our Jewish liturgical tradition is the piyyut (poem) entitled Unetanneh Tokef, which tradition ascribes to Rabbi Amnon of Mayence (Mainz) Germany, who lived in the 11th century. This prayer draws attention to the holy and solemn significance of the days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It describes how these are days of judgment for all creatures; the books are opened in heaven, and…

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The husband of the woman suspected of adultery is brought to the Tabernacle. The priest officiating the ritual prepares a cocktail of water and dust from the Tabernacle floor. He makes the woman swear an oath that will bring an imprecation upon herself if she is guilty. Then the priest wrote out the words of the oath on a scroll, washed the ink from the...

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Exodus Epic, Part 1: The Exodus Epic teaches us that the God who is high and exalted is One who is passionate and purposeful about coming down and being near His people, dwelling in their midst. At Passover (Pesach) we remember and re-enact the Exodus Epic, the awesome and mighty event of our redemption. We should recognize, however, that the Exodus from Egypt was never...

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Month: Sivan (סיון)

The First Fruits of Sivan

Sivan is the third month of the biblical calendar year. The name "Sivan" is the Babylonian name of the month. It is referred to as such in the Bible, "So the king's scribes were called at that time in the third month (that is, the month of Sivan), on the twenty-third day..." 1 The Torah refers to the month simply as "the third month" as...

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It may be shocking to learn, but the fact is that many people were named Jesus in first century Israel. So how is it then that his name is the name above all name...

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The Midnight Visitor

The special prayer that our Master taught his disciples can be found in both Matthew 6 and Luke 11. The wording of each varies slightly, but both contain the mysterious Greek word epiousion, the word conventionally translated “daily” as in “daily bread.” But in my book First Steps in Messianic... Read »

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