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 [...]
There are many accounts of sexual sin in the Bible and we can learn much from both the stories of success and those of failure. In my eyes, Joseph has one of the most inspiring victories over sexual temptation. By the time the seventeen year old Joseph was sold to [...]
The issue of apostolic and prophetic ministry today raises much controversy, particularly when connected to the Messianic remnant in Jerusalem. Why is this so important? Three times the letter to the Ephesians makes reference to the work of "apostles and prophets." The first reference deals with laying foundations for the [...]
Much of the spiritual action in the Bible comes from the work of apostolic-prophetic teams. I have found seven types of apostolic teams which may serve as models for us today. Band of Evangelists – Yeshua's original group of twelve did not so much prophesy or start congregations. They shared [...]
(7) Confrontation of the Nations Binyamin Netanyahu, our Prime Minister, goes to the United Nations and confronts them, unlike any other world leader I’ve seen. He tells the UN that they are making decisions against the Land and people of Israel, even though we have a mandate from God to [...]
The idea of the restoration of apostolic ministry teams around the world raises a certain degree of controversy; and even more so Messianic apostolic ministry here in Israel. Consider a few thoughts in approaching the topic...
Cody Archer and Andrew Ben-Arii In 1 Samuel 13:19-22 we see the people of Israel in a dangerous predicament, with no ability to defend themselves against their enemies: Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, "Lest the Hebrew's make [...]
There is a subtle dynamic between our spiritual faith communities and the governments leading our society. One day Yeshua, as King Messiah, will take over the kingdoms of this world (Revelation 11:15). In the meantime we are called to be a positive godly influence within our societies, through prayer, moral [...]
The Scriptures show that we are all to be submitted to authority. We submit to authority, and we are given authority (Luke 7:8). This submission starts on the most personal and immediate level to Yeshua (Jesus) as Lord, and continues on to a global or worldwide alignment for the entire [...]
Unity is expressed at many levels. A family in true unity has tremendous power as a force for the Kingdom. An eldership in unity also has great power. A whole congregation has more power. An apostolic stream of congregations has even more power.