Forbidden Fruit…The Orlah Prohibition
Did you know that trees can be uncircumcised, and that we are not to partake of an uncircumcised tree? This prohibition is written in the book of Leviticus. We recently were asked how to apply this commandment in our lives. We are also planning to plant some fruit trees in future, so we need to learn how to care for them and when we can start eating their fruit. For these reasons, we want to explore what this means and how to apply this commandment in our lives. Please join us as we learn about this.
“You shall have a holy convocation”
This may seem like a strange title for an article, but it is not so strange after all. Do you know what it means to have a holy convocation? I thought I did, until I did this study. This study was prompted by a dear friend who asked the question: are we commanded to assemble on the Sabbath? This is a good question, with a unexpected answer. Assembling on the Sabbath and Feast days with like minded believers is a huge blessing, but is this what is commanded with the words “you shall have a holy convocation?”
Mix not…what does this mean?
We have recently proclaimed: “All that YHVH has spoken; we will do, and we will be obedient.” This urges us to investigation of our lives. Are we doing all that YHVH has spoken and are we obedient? One issue, of many, YHVH led me to look into, is mixing. The prohibition to mix certain things is something that is often overlooked and seems quite unimportant. So why would we want to spend any time investigating this? How are we to understand these commandments?
How to correct in love
We have come to understand, through personal experience and this study, that not following this procedure of correction, as laid out in Scripture, is equal to not showing love. Not correcting fellow believers does them a disservice. They will happily continue in sin, which will ultimately cause their spiritual death and the loss of their souls to Satan. Is this what you would like for your friends?
Redemption of the firstborn – Redemption – Part 1
Redemption is quite a complex concept, but we need to understand this in order to comprehend what Y’shua did for us when He redeemed us and to see the future redemption of Israel. This is the first of a few posts focusing on different aspects of redemption. We shall start off with a study on the redemption of the firstborn, then the Kinsman Redeemer in Part 2. After that, in Part 3,we shall study about Y’shua as our Redeemer. We shall conclude the series with Israel’s future redemption. You can subscribe underneath to ensure that you get to read all four studies in the series.
The Fourth Commandment – Part 2 – Why keep it?
In this article, we will look at the reasons for keeping the seventh day Sabbath. What would be the physical and spiritual significance in observing this commandment? We shall also look at the Sabbath as the sign of YHVH and its importance and relation to the seal spoken of in Revelation contrary to the mark of the beast.