Moses recorded the details of God’s instructions on the earthly tabernacle so that we could use it as a model for reshaping our fleshly tabernacles into the image of the heavenly.
Messiah Yeshua is the atonement which carried Noah through the flood by which the earth was cleansed of violence and tyranny. Ultimately, he is the atonement, which carries us through Death itself to be resurrected and to stand before the Judgment Seat of God. He will cover us and carry us through that as well.
The role of the Messiah is a complex subject, and like most complex subjects, you can often convey more information with a story than with a simple list of facts. And for this topic, just one story won’t do the trick. Fortunately, the Scriptures are full of them–Isaac, Joseph, David, etc.–like multiple shadows cast by the same man struck by light sources at different angles. Each character shows a different facet or role of who Messiah is supposed to be. Sometimes the same character plays several roles.
One vital point in understanding the parable of the wheat and the tares is that the two plants are very difficult to distinguish until they bear fruit.
Deuteronomy 28 is infamous among students of the Torah for its short list of blessings for obedience to God’s commands and very long list of curses for disobedience. A chiasm in verses 2-7 caught my eye as I was reading this chapter last week.
We don’t always need to build siege engines or march around the walls to assault the Gates of Hell. Sometimes all it takes to rescue the people, whom God is calling, is a little patience, kindness, and understanding.
If you encounter an apparent conflict in obeying God’s laws, he has already given us the standard which we are to follow. Choose the path which honors God first, then that which honors others, and finally that which honors ourselves. When you aren’t sure, choose life. All of God’s instructions are designed to restore us to right, healthy relationship with both God and man.
Romans 10:4 says “Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” Does this mean that Jesus canceled the Law for believers?
Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:19 Some people insist that Yeshua’s (Jesus) words in this verse don’t …
God is love. If you love me, you will keep my commandments. Love your neighbor as yourself. We hear these statements all the time. We smile, nod our heads, and enjoy the warm fuzzies. But do we know what they mean? We think we do. We assume we do…. But remember what happens when we …