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Messianic LifestyleNov 8

Finding Your Soul Mate

The search for a soul mate sounds romantic, but how do you know if the person you are with is really your soul mate? Isn’t it possible that you missed your true soul mate or might still encounter him or her? What if you were married previously and are now on your second marriage?

SabbathNov 5

Is Consumerism Hurting Your Relationship with God?

God gave the Sabbath as a sanctuary from the constant rush and hurry of the week. He desires for us to maintain an active relationship with him and to stay firmly rooted in his ways. Unfortunately, the materialistic focus of our culture pulls us in the exact opposite direction.

In the NewsNov 3

New Messianic Jewish Music from Bob Dylan

Ever since being introduced to Bob Dylan many moons ago at summer camp I have been enthralled with his music. Whether it’s his acoustic folk ballads or his electric rockers, I love his style, sound, and lyrics. I’m also convinced the Jewish born Dylan is still a follower of Messiah.

MitzvotNov 2

Rav Shlomo, Abraham, and the Pagans

We must remember that Abraham does not know that these men are angels and has no idea that they are coming to announce the birth of a son. All this happened just a few days after he had fulfilled the mitzvah of circumcision and most certainly he was in pain. Yet Abraham welcomes them.

PrayerNov 2

Conversation with the Creator

Over time, poets, prophets, and scholars have composed powerful and inspiring odes, psalms, hymns, and petitions that are treasured by the Jewish community, but the art of simple conversation has never been lost. Constant awareness of God’s presence can make one’s whole life feel like a conversation with our Father in heaven.

SabbathOct 31

Do You Remember the Sabbath?

Sabbath happens, whether we remember it or not. By choosing to forget the Sabbath or by electing not to keep the Sabbath, we do not in any way diminish the Sabbath; we only exclude ourselves from it. The banquet is still set out on the table whether or not we accept the invitation.

Messiah MagazineOct 24

The Free Teaching Magazine by First Fruits of Zion

Another new issue of Messiah Magazine has just rolled off our presses. Did you know that you can get Messiah Magazine free wherever you are? This flagship publication is produced in print and digital formats, and you can get at least one of these editions free.

Ask FFOZOct 22

What About Female Conversion to Judaism?

The Torah commands a man who wishes to become Jewish to be circumcised, but what does it require of a woman who wishes to convert as Ruth did?

Ask FFOZOct 18

Must Gentiles Observe the Sabbath?

Hebrews 4:9 teaches that a Sabbath rest remains for the people of God. Does this mean that the Jewish apostles taught Gentiles to keep the Sabbath in all its restrictions?

Personal TransformationOct 18

Real and False Responsibility

It is not for us to maintain something at the expense of our physical, emotional and spiritual health. That thinking is manipulative and cultic, and it places burdens upon the child of God that God has never placed. It is erroneous and misguided loyalty, and it is dangerous.

PublicationsOct 12

The Only Bad Thing in the Universe

The only thing in creation that God declared to be "not good" was man's loneliness. It's not good for man to be alone because a married man receives extra favor and grace from the LORD: "He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD" (Proverbs 18:22).

SukkotOct 10

Please HaShem Save Now!

Hoshanna Rabba is the seventh day of the festival of Sukkot. It is written that “…on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, “From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.”’”