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Passover Message: I AM

“Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” (Exodus 3:14) Heralding the Passover exodus that would change the world, God appeared to Moses and dramatically revealed His personal name, I AM. As you probably know, names in the Bible are very important.…...

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The New Moon

Happy Rosh Chodesh, everyone! If you know what I’m referring to, you probably also know this post is a few days late. Rosh Chodesh is Hebrew for “Head of the Month” or New Month. It is also known as the New Moon because the biblical calendar is lunar based. The…...

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HANUKKAH DEVOTIONAL: 8 DAYS OF FRESH OIL FOR DARK TIMES

  Let’s be honest: times are tough. Those who stand for biblical values are increasingly persecuted. But light shines brightest when times are darkest. The Creator doesn’t want us hiding our lights under bushels. That’s not what the original Hanukkah warriors, the Jewish Maccabees, did in their day. So this…...

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THIS WEEK’S TORAH READING: A PERSONAL MESSAGE OF RESURRECTION

  In the past few weeks of ministry, I have heard Israel-loving believers across America ask questions of themselves that I, too, am asking. “Is my short life on earth truly gladdening the heart of God and blessing His people?” Or, “Am I really letting Him shape me into the…...

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TEN DAYS OF AWE ALERT: What does the Bible say about the US striking Syria?

    In recent days, many have noted that the Hebrew Scriptures refer prophetically to the future of both Damascus and Assyria. But these references, to be honest, are oblique. Although the Bible does not seem to directly address the current crisis in Syria, I believe God’s Word does speak…...

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A BLESSED NEW YEAR AND FEAST OF TRUMPETS TO YOU!

  The Alarm is Sounding The Feast of Trumpets foreshadows the heavenly trumpet heralding Messiah’s return (see 1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Thess. 4:16-17). It ushers in the Ten Days of Awe, a period of sober prayer and repentance, culminating on the Day of Atonement (September 14). It is a time…...

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A Visit to the Western Wall at the Start of “Elul”

  Yesterday marked the start of the sixth biblical month, now known as Elul. Traditional Jews believe that God draws intimately close to His people during Elul, offering special grace to repent. Interestingly, the letters which spell Elul are an acronym for the Hebrew, “I am my beloved’s and my…...

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2012 Prayer Points for Israel

Some Israelis discerned a divine message this Hanukkah in the unearthing of an amazing antiquity found near the Temple Mount. During the holiday, archeologists discovered a clay seal, dated from the approximate time of Yeshua’s ministry, with the words “Pure for God” written in Aramaic. “This felt like a Hanukkah…...

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Aligning with God’s Calendar: After the Resurrection

“Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32) Yesterday the Body of Messiah around the world celebrated the incomparable and triumphant majesty of His Resurrection. I love re-engaging each year with the glorious fulfillment of the…...

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Tisha B’Av Repentance 2012

This weekend Jews around the world, and an increasing number of Christians, are reflecting with fasting and prayer on the historical tragedies that befall Israel on Tisha b’Av (the 9th day of the 5th month).  Looking at current events, it’s unsettling to see the potential for tragedy on our watch. However, God…...

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