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Thanksgiving 2020

Hebrews 13:15 – “Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to Yahweh . . .” Today, November 26th, is Thanksgiving Day 2020. Thanksgiving was founded as a religious observance for all the members of the community to give thanks to God for a common purpose. Common to these purposes were… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2020

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The Overcomer Revisited

As we await the imminent return of Yeshua Ha'Mashiach we once again reflect on what it means to be an overcomer. Matthew 13:44 – “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he… Continue reading The Overcomer Revisited

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions

The 144,000 Witnesses Revisited

Revelation 14 says: Revelation 14:1-5 – “I looked, and behold, Yeshua was standing on Mount Zion.  With Him were one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads.  And I heard a voice from heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of… Continue reading The 144,000 Witnesses Revisited

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions

Triune Patterns Revisited

The Three Witnesses Scripture is filled with the patterns and images of three and multiples of three. The length of the ark Noah built was 300 cubits (Genesis 6:15). Noah had three sons from whom all the families of the earth were spread (Genesis 9:19). Yahweh walked through the carcasses of a heifer, she goat,… Continue reading Triune Patterns Revisited

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions

The Place of the Skull Revisited

1 Samuel 17:54 – “David took the severed head of the Philistine, Goliath, and brought it to Jerusalem.” Ephesians 5:6 – “Let no man deceive you with vain words.” Many have tried to convince the world that the place of the skull is a rock face that looks like a skull from a distance. But… Continue reading The Place of the Skull Revisited

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The Tav and the Cross Revisited

The Tav The word translated tree in Deuteronomy is the Hebrew word ets [עֵץ H6086] and in Galatians is the Greek word [xylon ξύλον G3586]. Some say that the cross was in the shape of a lower case “t” (or plus sign +), which is the way the tav [ת] was written in ancient Hebrew.… Continue reading The Tav and the Cross Revisited

Insights, Science and Scripture

Worms Maggots and Green Trees Revisited

Are you ready to go fishing? If so, then you are going to need some worms, some Hebrew rimmâh or some Greek skōlēx. But if you are looking for salvation, then you are going to need an entirely different worm, a Tôlâʽ or Tôlêʽâh Worm . Yup, you guessed it, Hebrew has several distinct words… Continue reading Worms Maggots and Green Trees Revisited

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions

Sabbath vs. Sunday Revisited

Exodus 20:10 – “The seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God. On it you shall not do any work.” Deuteronomy 4:2 – “Do not add anything to what Yahweh commands you, nor subtract from it, so that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God.” The seventh-day Sabbath command is repeated in… Continue reading Sabbath vs. Sunday Revisited

Insights, Prophetic Portents

The Coronation of Mashiach

Yom Ha’Melekh: The Day Of The Coronation Of The Messiah Psalm 98:6 – “With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.” The blowing of the shofar on Yom Teruah links this day to Yeshua’s coronation as King of Kings. The coronation ceremony of Kings was ripe with the… Continue reading The Coronation of Mashiach

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Teaching Youth

Daniel 9:24 – “Seventy weeks are determined upon your people and upon your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.” Coinkydinks No Doubt… Continue reading Teaching Youth

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Blood Covenants

Exodus 24:8 – “Behold the blood of the covenant that Yahweh has made with you.” Hebrews 9:20 – “This is the blood of the covenant which God has ordained for you.” The blood of the covenant is an important doctrine in the Bible. It comes from the Hebrew word briyth [בְּרִית H1285] and/or the Greek… Continue reading Blood Covenants

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions

You Do Not Know

Over the past four years we have taken a look at several Hebrew idioms to better understand the scriptures. In 2014 we discovered that the “heavens” refers to governments and rulers, and “earth” refers to the nations or peoples, most specifically to Israel’s leaders and people. We also discovered that the “sea” and “land” again… Continue reading You Do Not Know

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions

Lukewarm Laodicean Vomit Updated

In Yeshua's message to the church of Laodicea he says: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16) Location, Location, Location Revelation references… Continue reading Lukewarm Laodicean Vomit Updated

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The Strong Delusion Revisited

2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 – “Because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved, Yahweh sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe the lie.” In January of 2012 we took a first look at the Great Deception. Today we will look again at some of the possibilities… Continue reading The Strong Delusion Revisited

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions, The Rapture

Not A Bully

Definition Brutal You have heard it said that when the Rapture happens Yeshua will instantly yank us out of here by the hairs of our head. This teaching is based on a definition of the Greek word harpazo [ἁρπάζω G726] defined by several dictionaries as follows: 1) to seize, carry off by force 2) to… Continue reading Not A Bully

Insights, Prophetic Portents

Judgment and Coronavirus

Before Yahweh took his people out of Egypt, he judged all of Egypt's gods. Which gods, then is Yahweh judging today through the Coronavirus pandemic? Here are some possibilities: The Gods of Pride / Arrogance Proverbs 16:18 – “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” According to New York State’s Governor… Continue reading Judgment and Coronavirus

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Coinkydinks and Wormwood

Several years ago Tom Horn received a vision that Pope Benedict would resign in April 2012. The vision was fulfilled exactly as seen. Recently, Tom received another vision regarding the Wormwood prophecy of Revelation 8. The Description According to Scripture Revelation 8:7-12 – “There came hail and fire mingled with blood, and it was thrown… Continue reading Coinkydinks and Wormwood

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Coinkydinks and Coronavirus

White House Correspondent Bill Koenig, in his book, Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel, has documented dozens of events initiated by the United States that impacted Israel in a negative manner by expecting a division of the land. Generally speaking, each of these events has resulted in a natural, economic, or political… Continue reading Coinkydinks and Coronavirus

Insights, The Rapture

Seven Rapture Patterns

Interpretive Lenses The best scholars use many different lenses to interpret scripture which include allegorical, archeological, anthropological, cultural, feminist/homosexual, German Higher Critical, Grammatical, Hebrew idioms, Rabbinical sayings, rational, rhetorical, and theological. Another lens is the lens of PaRDeS, or four levels (Pashat, Remez, Drash, Sod). A final lens is the lens I call the ParTy… Continue reading Seven Rapture Patterns

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Revelation and Hope

In his April 23rd article on SkywatchTV Dr. Thomas Horn states: "Fear and uncertainty are running rampant in our world today. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, politics, global conflict, natural disasters and many other events are making many people feel uneasy and anxious about the future. Some people have completely lost hope. Is there a book… Continue reading Revelation and Hope

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions, The Rapture

Instant Rapture Wrap Up

Ezekiel 12:2 – “Human being, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes that can see, but they don’t take notice; and they have ears that can hear, but they don’t pay attention.” You have heard it said by many Pastors, Teachers, and Biblical Scholars that “ There is no prophecy or event… Continue reading Instant Rapture Wrap Up

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions, The Moedim, The Rapture

One Time Events

Ecclesiastes 1:9 – “What has been is what will be, what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.” You have heard it said, history repeats itself, and that is true to some extent. Previous happenings in history tend to happen again and again, but not in… Continue reading One Time Events

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions, The Rapture

Not An Instantaneous Event

You have heard it said that the rapture is an instantaneous event that happens at the same time as the resurrection of the dead. But I say scripture presents an entirely different scenario. The instantaneous event paradigm, I believe, is mere tickling of the ears, a misinterpretation that is caused by looking at scripture scripture… Continue reading Not An Instantaneous Event

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions, The Rapture

Paul’s Exodus Midrash

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 – “Yeshua himself will descend from Heaven, with a loud shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the shofar call of Yahweh. The dead in Yeshua will rise first, then we who are still alive will be caught up in the clouds to meet Yeshua in the air.” Did you… Continue reading Paul’s Exodus Midrash

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions, The Rapture

Midrash on the Jewish Wedding

John 14:1-3 – “Yeshua said, ‘Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in Yahweh, and trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house; I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you. After I go and prepare a place for… Continue reading Midrash on the Jewish Wedding

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Temptation and the Pre-Tribulation Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13 – “You, therefore, pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven! May your Name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us the food we need today. Forgive us what we have done wrong, as we too have forgiven those who have wronged us.… Continue reading Temptation and the Pre-Tribulation Lord’s Prayer

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Seismos

Matthew 24:7 – “For peoples will fight each other, nations will fight each other, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various parts of the world; all this is but the beginning of the ‘birth-pains’.” Luke 21:11 – “There will be great earthquakes, there will be epidemics and famines in various places, and there… Continue reading Seismos

Insights, Updates

New Insights Censored

Update, Update, Update I want to thank Terry James for stepping in and personally promising to publish my essays as long as I keep them strictly scriptural.  As a result, the "I Told You Before it Happened", the "I Saw it Happen", I Saw The Horses, Midrash on the Jewish Wedding, and Paul's Midrash on… Continue reading New Insights Censored

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions, The Rapture

Imminent Return-Part Three

In Part One we examined the assertion that “There is no prophecy or event that must occur before Yeshua can return for his bride,” and found it to be a false narrative because the dead must be raised first. In Part Two we examined the rest of the assertion “Yeshua can come at any time,… Continue reading Imminent Return-Part Three

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Imminent Return-Part Two

In Part One we examined the assertion that “There is no prophecy or event that must occur before Yeshua can return for his bride,” and found it to be a false narrative. We will now look at the rest of the assertion that “Yeshua can come at any time, he could even come before you… Continue reading Imminent Return-Part Two

Insights, Mistaken Perceptions, The Rapture

Imminent Return-Part One

Near At Hand The Greek words eggus [G1451 ἐγγύς], eggizo [G1448 ἐγγίζω], or tachu [G5035 ταχύ] mean at hand, near, or without delay – in other words: imminent. They are equivalent to the Hebrew word qarowb [H7138 קָרוֹב]. Imminent means impending; hence it could happen immediately, within ten minutes, ten months, or ten years. Imminence… Continue reading Imminent Return-Part One

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The Place of the Skull

1 John 3:7 – “Little children, let no one deceive you.” Many have tried to convince the world that the place of the skull is a rock face that looks like a skull from a distance. But this is definitely not what scripture is saying when it speaks of the place called Golgotha. Do not… Continue reading The Place of the Skull

Insights, Israel / Middle East

Ahoy Jerusalem

Psalm 122:6 – "Pray for the peace of Yerushalayim! May those who love her prosper". Here are my thoughts regarding my recent sabbatical in Yerushalayim/Jerusalem. To say I was not prepared for the abounding spiritual darkness is an understatement. I came home physically, emotionally, and spiritually drained. Walking in Darkness Job 12:25 – "They grope… Continue reading Ahoy Jerusalem

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Slaves and Slavery

1 Corinthians 7:22 – “For he who is called by Yahweh as a slave is his freedman. Likewise he who is called as a free man is Yeshua’s slave.” What is A Slave Slavery and bondage, as far as Scripture is concerned, were not regarded as improper or unlawful, but were primarily an integral part… Continue reading Slaves and Slavery

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All Things Work For Good

Romans 8:28 – “We know that Yahweh causes everything to work together for the good of those who love him and are called in accordance with his purpose.” This verse does not say that everything that happens is good. Paul believes that Yahweh is a faithful Heavenly Father who, because he is both omniscient and… Continue reading All Things Work For Good

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The Meaning of Suffering

Suffering Succotash, I say, Suffering Succotash Romans 8:18 – “I don’t think the sufferings we are going through now are even worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us in the future.” The books of Job and Proverbs do not treat the subject of suffering either systematically or philosophically but do give… Continue reading The Meaning of Suffering

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Yahweh Our Power

Job 26:2 – “What great help you bring to the powerless! What deliverance to the arm without strength!” Isaiah 40:29 – “He invigorates the exhausted, he gives strength to the powerless.” Perfectly Promising Prospects for the Powerless Person The powerless person, according to Isaiah, has many prospective roles to choose from as he or she… Continue reading Yahweh Our Power