The Potter and the clay
Every day we get up and face life with all its challenges. Life can be difficult and often is. We all suffer in some way and some, like Job, suffer in many ways at the same time. It seems to me, from personal experience, but also from speaking to other people, that life’s challenges have increased. Have you noticed it too? Not only are we facing increasing natural disasters, threats to our freedom, personal issues, but spiritually things have heated up as well. We live under immense pressure and it is increasing. Why is this? Could it be that YHVH is trying to show us or teach us something?
Preparing for the Sabbatical year
The next sabbatical year is in 2016; have you thought about how you are going to keep it? Keeping the Sabbatical year is generally dismissed as something that we can’t do because we don’t live in the land. YHVH instructed us to keep this commandment, and we would like to show you why it is for all to keep, even us in the nations. We also want to share the other common objections with you and why these are not built on truth. We shall also show you what the consequences would be if we don’t keep it and some practical ideas on how we can keep it.
Are you willing to be transformed?
There are seven feasts in Abba YHVH’s annual feast cycle. These feasts are perpetual and have a very specific purpose, fulfillment and a special spiritual significance. This cycle is a cycle of sanctification unto righteousness. During this cycle, another area in our lives is transformed, bringing us one step closer to who we are to be in Y’shua; transforming us into His image. Are you willing to be transformed?
If You Can’t Hear the Drums of War You Must Be Deaf
War is coming and with that, captivity! That is a very dramatic statement but it is very likely! We are currently experiencing terror, drought, famine, earthquakes and plagues all around us. The world is being judged with the righteous judgments from YHVH. What we are experiencing in the world is a cycle of punishment. There is hope; however, only sincere repentance can change this! We shall determine with this article, through the study of the scriptures, the validity of this statement, glean some insight from Habakkuk and focus on what true repentance is.
YHVH is calling us to return to Him!
Our journey in life is part of a cycle. Everything in life is cyclical. Just look at nature – the cycle of life… we are born into this world, we grow up and we grow old and we die. Our life can be meaningful or meaningless. Our choices determine which one it would be. In the Bible there are also different cycles: cycles of righteousness and cycles of unrighteousness; even cycles of punishment. We choose which of these cycles apply to our lives. We can choose obedience to YHVH – learning from His cycles of righteousness and live a meaningful life or choose disobedience and live with the consequences. The world is starting to experience the consequences of disobedience to Yahovah – Yahovah is calling us back to Him.
Parashat Cycle Options: A brief Messianic Enquiry
Many Messianic believers have become accustomed to use the â€œstandard Jewishâ€ annual cycle of weekly readings from the 5 Books of Moshe, plus extracts from the remainder of the Tanak, coupled perhaps with parallel readings from the B’rit Chadashah. However it seems common cause that, particularly after a few years, the readers or congregation begin to feel that â€œthere’s just so muchâ€ in a week’s parasha that there isn’t enough time to study it properly. The more you understand, the more questions you have and the more understanding you seek. This Enquiry arises out of such a situation, and presents some options.