I received a very sad email the other day that moved me so much, I thought I’d share it so that we can all be reminded of how to handle forgiveness and infidelity.
She wrote that she has been unfaithful to her husband for the past ten years and had treated him badly. She also expressed her deep remorse for all of the things she has done and has recently accepted Yeshua. (Jesus) She has repented from her sins and has turned to YHVH for forgiveness and she believes by faith that she has been forgiven. Continue Reading
There can be a way which seems right to a person, but its end are the ways of death. Prov 16:25
This is a pretty simple verse right? As far as I know, this verse has never been a point of contention for any denomination in Christendom. It’s one of those few verses that you could apply to just about anything and it would fit because the principle is the same – a warning that even though we THINK we’re right about something, we could be wrong. I have seen this commonly applied to many religions outside of Christendom. This application fits and so I’m not disputing it. However, I have a slightly different take on this based on a couple of bible verses. Continue Reading
This study is done by Torah scholar and teacher Tim Hegg from the Torah Resource Institute. This is a long study but it really is an eye-opener in that he examines the oral and written laws during the “pre-destruction” period i.e. during Yeshua’s time here. You will see that the written Torah is the only authoritative word sanctioned by YHVH and that the oral traditions of today were not taught by followers of The Way. He goes into detail on such topics as: Continue Reading
If you’ve ever been to a Jewish liturgical service, or if you practice this type of service at your own congregation, then you are familiar with the parading of the Torah scroll. A leader of the congregation will carry the scroll throughout the audience, and when it gets to you, you are supposed to kiss it, or kiss your tzitziyot and touch it to the scroll.
On the surface this seems all well and good; after all, the scroll does contain the Word of Yah. But here are some things that I noticed…. Continue Reading
“On that Day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we expel demons in your name? Didn’t we perform many miracles in your name?’ Then I will tell them to their faces, ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’ Matt 7:22,23 (CJB)
On Judgement Day, many will be surprised and shaken to the core to hear such words. It’s every believer’s worst nightmare – to THINK that you’re living a life pleasing to YHVH only to find out that you have been deceived all of this time and that you were actually practicing lawlessness to boot!
We all claim that we know Him but does He know us? After all, His knowing us is all that really counts on Judgment Day. In the verses above, the person being judged is essentially saying that they know Him because they have prophesied and performed miracles in His name. Yet, He does not agree with that claim. Continue Reading
2 Peter 2:7 says,”…and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)…”
The bible clearly states that Lot was righteous. It also states that he was tormented due to the depravity of the Sodomites but why wasn’t anything mentioned about him throwing his virgin daughters to the wolves? You’d think this colossal act would put a blemish on his righteous record right? It doesn’t seem to make any sense. Continue Reading
I think we’re losing sight of the bigger picture. We look at our problems and our situations and don’t realize how insignificant they are when compared to God. We harbor these feelings of anger, resentment, pain and carry them with us throughout our lives letting them embitter us and even affect others if/when we lash out. It’s like we chain ourselves to a theatre chair, watching the reruns of all of the wrongs that were done to us and forgetting about the happy ending that YHVH has promised those who trust in Him. I just don’t get it. Why live there when you don’t have to? Why despair when you know, hopefully, that all of these things will pass away? Why do we disregard that which has eternal value? We are FREE from that bondage and yet many choose to stay. Continue Reading