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Happy Mourners

When you lose someone or when your heart is broken and sorrowful, you obviously don’t feel happy about it. But Yeshua teaches “happy are those who mourn.” In what way should a mourner feel “happy,” and when will mourners find this promised consolation? Yeshua says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). The English language provides no adequate word to translate the original Hebrew expression behind Yeshua’s beatitudes. Various English…

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Many Lamps as the Sabbath Departs

According to Isaiah, we are to treat the holy Sabbath as “honored” (Isaiah 58:13). In Judaism, we accomplish this by treating the Sabbath like a royal, distinguished guest visiting our home: we clean, decorate, and illuminate our home; we prepare fine foods and wear respectful clothes. To eagerly jump into mundane life once the Sabbath departs would suggest that we did not accord the day with the honor it deserves. In keeping with this idea,…

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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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Most Christians believe that the gospel message of Jesus is that he died for our sins and if we have faith in him we will be given the gift of eternal life. While...

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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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