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The Power of Yeshua’s Sacrifice

Whenever I heard, “Jesus died for your sins,” I often thought, “What sin did I commit that would deserve death?”  I’m a good person; I keep the 10 commandments; I try to love God and love my neighbors as myself.  Then I heard, “The wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23).  So I asked, “Which […]

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Living as a Sacrifice to God

“A living sacrifice to God” (Romans 12:1).  It’s a familiar term, one that’s always in the back of my mind as my position and purpose in God.  Then, I unexpectedly learned a deeper understanding of what that actually means and how I can really live it out. The idea of sacrifice to us today refers […]

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Month 7 – The Feast of Trumpets & the New Moon

What’s the only feast that falls on a new moon? Feast of Trumpets! The Feast of Trumpets always begins on Tishrei 1, the beginning of the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar.  It’s always marked by a new moon. Genesis 1:14 tells us: “Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the […]

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Month 5 – Av: Mourning Turns to Joy

The Month of Av is the fifth month of the year on the Hebrew calendar. We are still in the season of Judgment & Exile as the month of Av begins.  But during Av, the seasons change.  Similar to the Gregorian month of March, we have the expression “In like a Lion, out like a […]

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Month 3 – Sivan: Return, Revelation & Blessing

The month of Sivan is the third month of the year on the Hebrew calendar.  The rabbis have called this season the “Season of Revelation,” primarily referring to the revelation of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, which most believe was the day of Shavuot/Pentecost.  Shavuot always falls during the month of Sivan.  As Messianic believers […]

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Month 12 – Adar: Are you Ready?

Adar is the last month on the Hebrew calendar. Adar marks the end of the year and the following month is the first month of the year, Nisan.  To understand the month of Adar, we must first understand the month of Nisan.

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Month 11 – Shevat: A Month of Preparation for the New Year

The Hebrew year has 12 months (13 in a leap year).  A Hebrew month starts when the first sliver of the new moon can be seen on the horizon just after sunset.  The month of Shevat usually begins in January on the Gregorian calendar.  It is the 11th month of the year.  So we’re just […]

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Month 10 – Tevet: A Contrast of Judgement & Victory

The month of Tevet is the tenth month on the Hebrew calendar and usually starts in December on the Gregorian calendar. Similar to weather-related seasons, the Jewish Rabbis have created spiritual seasons that we cycle through during the 12 months on the Hebrew calendar. The Rabbis consider Tevet part of the “Season of Victory.”  This […]

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Month 9 – Kislev: A Contrast Of Light & Darkness

Kislev is the ninth month of the year on the Hebrew calendar. In the Northern Hemisphere, the ninth and tenth months are the darkest of the year – the nights are longer than any other time.  In the Southern Hemisphere, they are the lightest season of the year – the days are longer than any […]

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Deuteronomy, The Book Of Love

What do you see in this image? What you see depends on your point of view, your perspective. There’s both a white vase and two black profiles, but one of them stands out depending on the way you see things. This same principle applies when we read the Bible. We read it from a certain […]

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Yeshua’s Teaching on Deuteronomy 6-8

Have you noticed that the enemy often increases his efforts just as we’re about to approach a victory? We don’t always perceive what’s happening in the moment, but we notice that things get very difficult.  Then all of the sudden, there’s a breakthrough in an area where we’ve been struggling or praying for.

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10 Characteristics of Yehovah Revealed Through Bil’am

Weekly parsha #40 includes Numbers 22-25.  Numbers 22 is the account of Bil’am and Balak.  There are so many lessons that can be gleaned from this story and from this parsha.

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Resting in God’s Faithfulness: Ishmael and El Roi

In my previous posts on this topic, I shared how Yehovah demonstrated his faithfulness to me by replacing my fear with faith and carrying my burdens, goals and plans for a year. The next perspective he showed me, I call Ishmael and El Roi.  These are two descriptions of God in the Bible.  Yehovah revealed […]

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Yeshua’s Ascension Brings a Double Portion on Pentecost

In a separate blog post I discuss how the day of Pentecost/Shavuot kicks-off the new covenant, guarantees our eternal inheritance, and brings new life through the Holy Spirit – enabling us to fulfill our mission and destiny on earth. As believers in Yeshua, we already carry the Holy Spirit within us every day.  But if […]

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Yehovah, Yahweh, YHVH – Say the Name of God!

Did you know the Bible mentions the name of the God of Israel 6,828 times?  (Strong’s #H3068 & #H3069)  Yet, if you ask most people the name of God, they can’t tell you.  Many can name the gods of other countries, cultures and pagan religions, but not the name of the one and only true […]

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