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Our Calling in this Shemitah Year

Man in CloudsIn 2014, the Feast of Trumpets kicked off the Shemitah year.  Nine days later was the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), and just three days after that the second of four blood moons occurred.  The Feast of Trumpets, The Day of Atonement, the Shemitah year, the tetrad of blood moons – what do all these have to do with each other?  What do they have to do with us?  And what can we do to participate in God’s plan? (more…)


Yom Kippur: Yeshua Already Paid for That

Crucifixion“…and forgive us our debts as we forgive those who trespass against us.” (Matt. 6:12)
…”Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” (Luke 6:37)
Forgiveness:  Relinquishing our desire to punish another for their offenses. (Dr. Jerry Cook)

Easy to understand, hard to apply.  But Yom Kippur is all about forgiveness – God’s forgiveness of man, and man’s forgiveness of others.  Yom Kippur (translated the Day of Atonements) begins at sunset on October 4, 2014 and is the sixth in the seven Biblical Feasts.  It commemorates God’s annual forgiveness of the Israelites as a nation and God’s forgiveness of all through Yeshua’s death.  Likewise, it’s a time when we are to forgive others. (more…)


Passover and Easter: What are You Celebrating?

spring-tree-cropPassover and Easter usually occur close together on the calendar, and presumably both commemorate the same event.  Are they the same or what’s the difference?  I assumed Passover was Jewish and Easter was Christian.  But what I found surprised me.  (more…)


Humility: God’s Plan for Reconciliation

Image19-1As I was pondering Yeshua’s path to death and all that came before that, one word rang in my mind loud and clear:  humility.  Yet the word, as we know it, hardly does justice to what Yeshua displayed.

“But [He] made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross!”  Philippians 2:7-8

This is God Himself in the flesh, being crucified as a criminal by those He created, in order to pay their penalty for them.  That’s humility–and more, a concept for which we have no frame of reference.

What was He hoping to achieve?  The answer was another astonishing realization:  (more…)


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