On Monday night, September 20th, at sundown, we will begin our celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. It is called Sukkot (pronounced 'Sue Coat') and it means booths. It will last for seven days and end at sundown on Tuesday, September 27th, at sundown. While some say this feast id the Wedding Supper of the … Continue reading Is the Feast of Tabernacles the Wedding Supper of The Lamb?
Have you ever packed for a trip and when it comes time to leave, you can’t shut your suitcase? At that point, you need to open it, refold, and sort the priority items from the non essentials. Writing this piece on Yom Kippur has been a similar journey. There is not any way to include … Continue reading What is Yom Kippur and Why Celebrate It?
On this day, September 7, 2021, using God’s lunar calendar, the Biblical year 5782 begins. It is also a Sabbath year or a Shemita year. The word Shemita means to let it rest, release, let drop--Sabbath. Just as God commanded that the 7th day of every week be a Sabbath day of rest, He also … Continue reading Happy 5782, a Biblical Sabbath New Year
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun … Continue reading Love, Bless, and Do Good to Your Enemies
This coming Sunday, September 5th, at sundown, we will step into a 'season' planned before the beginning of time. The Feast of Trumpets is part one of the three-part Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Trumpets - also celebrated as Rosh HaShanah, or the civil New Year, is the fifth of seven feasts of the … Continue reading The Feast of Trumpets Starts this Sunday. Do you have oil in your lamps?
Word for the American Church – August 29-2021 Question: Lord, how can we partner with You in these times of uncertainty? Look up, for your redemption draws nigh. I am hovering, brooding over America even now. My heart longs for My American bride. Her dress is torn, and her veil is missing. She is fighting … Continue reading A Word for the American Church
If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away. Matthew 5:40-42 2 Corinthians 9:7 says, "God loves a … Continue reading The Laws of Giving in the Kingdom of God
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. Matthew 5:38-39 Jesus was turning their mode of life upside down. For centuries the people … Continue reading The Law of Payback for the Kingdom of God
Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’ 34 But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the … Continue reading The Matter of Oaths and Swearing – What Does Jesus Say?
“Furthermore it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery. Matthew 5:31-32 These two verses have caused more confusion and … Continue reading The Question of Divorce – What Does Jesus Say?