THE GENESIS CODE: THE END FROM THE BEGINNING
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 followers 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?” 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 context in mind, let us refocus on the true topic of the parable, salvation, to see what wonderful mysteries it contains!
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HANUKKAH: SHOULD TORAH-OBSERVANT BELIEVERS KEEP IT?
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 several 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!
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WOE, IS THE FIFTH TRUMPET SOUNDING
THE MISINTERPRETED SCRIPTURES
The Apostle Paul admonished Timothy to “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Tim. 4:2-4). Paul also admonishes Believers to “Test all things; hold fast what 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 at Berea and the people, “…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 was the Old Testament Scriptures.
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