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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 a 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 perspective. It may be a preconceived notion we have. It may be through a filter of how we’ve come to understand a certain passage. It may be a perspective we were taught. If we’d never read the Bible and pick it up one day, we’ll see things through our own experiences, sensitivities, fears, orientation to life and our notions of God.

We can’t help it, as humans we bring all of our psyche and intellect to everything we do.

How We Read The Bible

In reading through the Torah – and specifically those books with a lot of commandments – your perspective will determine how you characterize God. (more…)


How Can I Observe the Sabbath Without a Congregation?

Observing the SabbathI hear this question a lot.  In fact, I used to ask this question a lot.  You may feel the pull of the Holy Spirit to observe the Sabbath.  You may find that your heart and perspective toward the scriptures, the Israelites of old and the land of Israel today is different than those you currently worship with at church on Sunday.

But now what?  You don’t know anyone else who is pursuing these things; there’s no gathering on the Sabbath that you can be part of.  How can you keep the Sabbath on your own?  What should you be doing?  What about the command of assembling with others on the Sabbath? (more…)


Our Spiritual Journey Inside the Tabernacle – Part 3: The Bronze Altar

Inside the Tabernacle

Inside the Tabernacle

In Part 2 of this blog series, we looked at the first obstacle that separates mankind from a holy God – represented by the fence enclosing the courtyard of the tabernacle.  The fence reminds us of how Yehovah gives us the faith to believe in Yeshua as the only entrance into His kingdom, so that we can accept His invitation of communion with Him.

But our sin keeps us from dwelling in his kingdom, keeps us from living in full relationship with Him.  Once we’ve entered into relationship with Him through faith, we become aware of our sinfulness as compared to His righteousness.  (more…)


A Messianic Perspective

In Leviticus and other sections of the Torah (the first five books of the Bible), we read about the myriad of offerings and sacrifices, the ceremonial cleansings, and the stipulations for coming near to a holy God.  On The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), for example, the high priest would’ve prepared for weeks ahead of time to perform the duties prescribed for the one day — with all its garments, offerings, animals, his family and other priests involved and contingency plans in case something didn’t go as planned.  Then on the actual Day of Atonement, it would probably take him all day to perform the list of duties.

Granted, The Day of Atonement was the most holy day of the year, but there were six other holy days equally as rigorous in their requirements, not to mention the daily and weekly procedures of the temple and the offerings and sacrifices brought in by the people of Israel that were also required.

In Yeshua, we see the fulfillment of all of these requirements.  (more…)