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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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The New Marriage Covenant

Matthew 5:17 – “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets.” Many teach that the New Covenant replaces the Old Covenant, implying that the Torah has been made obsolete and we are under new rules now that Yeshua has died and been resurrected. This is a mistaken perception, or… Continue reading The New Marriage Covenant

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Angels

Throughout history there has been a fascination with the supernatural, and the role of heavenly or celestial beings. Every religion has it’s spirit beings. Heavenly beings are mentioned over 260 times in the Bible. Today, this fascination is on television, in magazines and newspapers, in books, and endemic on the internet. The internet is ripe… Continue reading Angels

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Where Was Yeshua Crucified

Many have given their opinion on where Yeshua was crucified. They range from Mount Scopus to the north of the Temple Mount, to the Church of the Sepulchre to the west of the Temple Mount, to the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem which is northwest of the Temple Mount, to various other locations in and around… Continue reading Where Was Yeshua Crucified

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Days and Hours

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. We also discovered that the “sea” and “land” again symbolized nations and their peoples, and the… Continue reading Days and Hours

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Revelation Connections 5

So, are you still convinced that Yahweh’s wrath doesn’t start when Yeshua opens the first seal? And do you still think that the first half of the Tribulation Period is just a cake walk? And do you really want to stick around to witness the seals being broken, rather than be raptured up to meet… Continue reading Revelation Connections 5

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Revelation Connections 4

Revelation remains a mystery to many people. They say that the images and symbols in this book are too hard to understand. But are they really that hard to understand? Below are some final connections I have found in relation to Yahweh / Yeshua’s authority. The Authority of Yeshua and His Rod of Iron Revelation… Continue reading Revelation Connections 4

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Revelation Connections 3

Revelation remains a mystery to many people. They say that the images and symbols in this book are too hard to understand. But are they really that hard to understand? Below are some more connections I have found. The Open and Shut Doors Revelation 3:7 “Here is the message of Ha’Kodesh, the True One, the… Continue reading Revelation Connections 3

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The Word Yom and the Number of Days in Genesis

The Word – Yom (H3117) There has been much discussion about the meaning of the word “yom” in scripture. Yom is defined as meaning: I. to be hot; a day (as the warm hours). a. whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next). b. daylight, daily, every day, each day,… Continue reading The Word Yom and the Number of Days in Genesis

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Revelation Connections 2

Revelation remains a mystery to many people. They say that the images and symbols in this book are too hard to understand. But are they really that hard to understand? – they all mirror what has been revealed in the Older Covenant scriptures. Arnold Fruchtenbaum has noted five-hundred parallels in the Older Covenant, and another… Continue reading Revelation Connections 2

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Revelation Connections 1

My Experience: At the Ball Game Judges 9:48 – "Then he said to those with him, ‘Quick! Do just what you saw me do’!" I once watched a baseball game. I saw the ball head from the pitcher to the batter. It went straight towards the batter and the catcher, with the umpire looking over… Continue reading Revelation Connections 1

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Taking Yahweh’s Name In Vain

Exodus 20:7, Deuteronomy 5:11 – “You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain, for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. Many people believe taking Yahweh’s name in vain refers to using his name, or Yeshua’s name, as a swear word. The Rabbis believe that by… Continue reading Taking Yahweh’s Name In Vain

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It’s About Following Yahweh 5

In May we looked firstly at the changing of the moedim dates to pagan holiday dates, in June secondly at the admonishment that we are not supposed to worry about what others think about our celebrating the Moedim of Yahweh, and in July thirdly at whether celebrating those moedim is expected of Newer Covenant people,… Continue reading It’s About Following Yahweh 5

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It’s About Following Yahweh 4

Daniel 2:21 – “It is Yahweh who changes situations and determines the divine appointments.” Daniel 7:25 – “The Antichrist will attempt to change the divine appointments and the Torah.” The words translated divine appointments in English is the Aramaic or Chaldean word zemân [זְמָן H2166], which means: an appointed time or occasion. In Hebrew it… Continue reading It’s About Following Yahweh 4