April 2017

Jerusalem and Eden One

By | 2017-04-20T15:08:22+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Since John was the last writer of Scriptures, his writings contain a unique view of the whole spectrum of Scriptures from beginning to end.  John often spoke in terms of "beginning to end" (John 1:1; I John 1:1; Revelation 1:8, 17). This "beginning to end" perspective comes to light particularly [...]

Jewish Roots Part III

By | 2017-04-22T18:13:58+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |

In Parts I & II we defined this root that Paul is discussing in Romans 11. You probably noticed that this definition is a combination of 3 of the 4 traditional definitions given in church history (see the end of part 1). But why is not Jesus Himself the root? [...]

Jewish Roots Part II

By | 2017-04-22T17:31:02+00:00 April 6th, 2017|

And if the part of the dough offered as firstfruits be holy, then the whole batch is holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. – Romans 11:16 There are two parallel, or complementary, metaphors here—one about bread, and the other about roots/trees. On the surface, the [...]

March 2017

What are Jewish/Hebrew Roots?

By | 2017-03-29T10:50:09+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

“Jewish Roots” or “Hebrew Roots” is a very popular subject today in the Body of Christ, with many books, teaching ministries, homepages, etc., on the subject. After centuries of “Replacement Theology,” and anti-Semitism from the historic church, we are witnessing a revival of Christian “philo-semitism” and positive interest in Israel. [...]

Three Priesthoods

By | 2017-03-23T14:31:10+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , |

Sometimes we are asked if we consider Christians to be "priests."    Three types of priesthoods are mentioned in the Scriptures:  – 2 on earth and 1 in heaven:  the Jewish Levitical, the Christian International, and the Heavenly Spiritual.  The truest priesthood is the spiritual one; that of Yeshua as our [...]

Third Kind of Love

By | 2017-03-07T12:59:49+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , |

By Malek Gavris and Asher Intrater Recently Malek and Susanne Gavris traveled with Betty and me to Brazil.  It was a joy to be with them, and to demonstrate our love as Messianic Jews and Arab Christians.  Malek and Suzanne serve with us on the Revive Israel team. They are [...]