TEACHINGS

THE GENESIS CODE, PART 1: THE TABERNACLE AND SALVATION
Introduction

King David wrote, “He built His sanctuary like the heights, like the earth which He has established forever.” (Ps. 78:69). A careful examination of this Scripture will reveal that it identifies three sanctuaries, which are all types of one another: 1. the “sanctuary” is a reference to the tabernacle in the wilderness; 2. the “earth” is a reference to planet earth, which is also a sanctuary; and 3. the “heights,” which is a reference to the original, heavenly sanctuary (Heb. 8:5; Ex. 25:40). Of course, it serves as the pattern for the other two sanctuaries. The purpose of a sanctuary is to sustain life. Specifically, Elohim designed the earth to sustain physical life, and the tabernacle to sustain spiritual life. A comparison of the two will reveal that they contain equivalent, life-sustaining qualities. The life-sustaining qualities of the earth are contained in the seven days of creation, while the life-sustaining qualities of the tabernacle are contained in the seven phases of creation related to the tabernacle. Amazingly, when these equivalent, life-sustaining qualities are placed in a list, they prove to comprise a code that, if applied, will culminate in salvation! So, let’s dig deeper. [READ ARTICLE]


THE GENESIS CODE, PART 2: THE BODY OF MESSIAH AND SALVATION

In Isaiah 46:9-10, Elohim[1] tells us that He declares, “…the end from the beginning….” As a result, those who desire to know what is prophesied to happen at the end of the age must first “search out” what happened in the beginning. It makes sense, then, that the starting place for understanding the prophecies related to the end of the age is in the book of Genesis, which in Hebrew means, “Beginnings.” In The Genesis Code, Part 1: The Tabernacle and Salvation, a biblical code was revealed in the book of Genesis based on the seven days of creation. It is in this code where the keys to the prophecies that are related to the end of the age are encoded. The code has multiple applications, but perhaps none more significant than how it applies to the current, spiritual temple, Yeshua’s congregation (Matt. 16:18), the Body of Messiah (1 Cor. 3:16-17; 6:15-20; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; Eph. 2:19-22; 1 Pet. 2:5). So let’s study this application and reveal its deep mysteries! COMING SOON


THE BRIDE, THE GROOM AND THE TWO WITNESSES

One of the most intriguing mysteries of the Bible is the identity of the two witnesses in the book of Revelation. These two witnesses appear in chapter 11 of this highly-symbolic book where they play a prominent role in the prophecies that occur at the end of the age. Of course, there are a number of interpretations as to their identity. Most, if not all of them, seem to be based on an element of truth; however, they fall short because they fail to recognize the most important clue within the context of the chapter. That clue is in verse 15, which reads, “The seventh messenger sounded, and great voices in heaven followed, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Master, and of His Messiah. He will reign forever and ever!’” This is the key to properly identifying the two witnesses, because, the Scriptures tell us that when Messiah Yeshua returns, He will return as our Groom, which is well-evident in the symbolism of the chapter. So, let’s study this chapter from a Hebrew Roots perspective, verse by verse! [READ ARTICLE]


THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

The Parable of the Good Samaritan, recorded in Luke 10:25-37, is one of Yeshua’s most beloved parables. Over the years ministers have read it to their congregations hoping to instill in them a greater sense of brotherhood and kindness. While this teaching is commendable, it does not convey the fullest significance of the parable. The account begins when a lawyer, who was well-versed in the Law of Moses, the Torah, challenged Yeshua with the question, “…Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Then, after Yeshua’s reply, the lawyer asked the follow-up question, “Who is my neighbor?” It was at this point that Yeshua told the parable. Many people lose focus on the first question regarding eternal life and instead, focus on the follow-up question as if it were a separate, unrelated question. It is not. This mistake reduces the message of the parable to a social issue rather than a spiritual issue, salvation. So, with this in mind, let’s refocus on the true topic of the parable to see what wonderful mysteries it contains! [READ ARTICLE]


WOE, IS THE FIFTH TRUMPET SOUNDING

Today, we are living in a time when there is an unprecedented attack on the Bible in Western Civilization. Abortion has now come to include after birth abortion. Homosexuality has now come to include same-sex marriage. Lawlessness has now led to attempts to defund the police. And people shamelessly turn a blind eye to openly corrupt politicians in order to advance their own, personal agenda. Are the things that are happening in the world today signs that we are nearing the end of the age? How did they spiral out of control so quickly? Is it possible that we have failed to identify the prophesies that culminate in Yeshua’s return (Rev. 11:15), namely the seven trumpet plagues? Is His return imminent? If it is, is it possible that the fifth trumpet plagues, which are described as the first “woe,” are currently being fulfilled? King Solomon wrote, “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter” (Prov. 25:2). Do you agree? COMING SOON


ISRAEL VS. THE CHURCH: RESOLVING THE IDENTITY CRISIS
Today, there is a great theological dispute in the Body of Messiah as to whom the people of Elohim truly are. Some Believers maintain that Elohim has replaced Israel with the church and that every biblical end of the age prophecy regarding Israel is by default a reference to the church. There are those who refer to this doctrine negatively as “replacement theology!” Other Believers maintain that Elohim has two groups of elect: Israel and the church. There are those who refer to this doctrine negatively as “separation theology!” Still others maintain that the church is Israel! This doctrine is known as “remnant theology!” What is the truth? Who are the people of Elohim today? The designation "house of Israel" was first used as it relates to the united kingdom. Later, during the divided kingdom, the northern tribes adopted the name. Therefore, when God divorced them they were referred to as "the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Then, when Yeshua arrived on the scene, He declared, "I was not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Who was He referring to? COMING SOON


THE MISINTERPRETED SCRIPTURES
The Apostle Paul admonished Timothy to “…proclaim the word! Be urgent in season and out of season. Reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound teaching, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts, and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables” (2 Tim. 4:2-4). Paul also admonishes Believers to “Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good” (1 Thess. 5:21). So the Scriptures admonish us to test those who claim to come in YHVH’s name. But this begs the question, “What standard do we rely on?” Isaiah wrote, “To the Torah and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, surely there is no light in them” (Isa. 8:20). Paul and Silas preached to the people who “…were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11). And many of them believed. Since the New Testament had not been written yet, the standard that the Bereans used were the Old Testament Scriptures. COMING SOON