The Plural Name of God

The Plural Name of God

You may have heard of God’s name: Elohim (El-oh-him), but did you know that Elohim is actually a plural name – the singular being Eloha? This seems to demonstrate that the Hebrew scripture indicates a plural nature about God. You are most likely familiar with this idea from Genesis which says: Continue reading

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Fiery Writings of God – The First Pentecost

Fiery Writings of God – The First Pentecost

I had the privilege today of perusing the library of our Messianic Pastor. He introduced me to a set of books called the Targumim that he picked up while he was in Israel. Beginning up to 200 years before Christ, the Hebrew scriptures began to be translated from Hebrew into Aramaic – the language of that day. As I understand it, the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament) were in danger of not being fully understood as Aramaic became the common language.  Continue reading

Is The Old Testament No Longer Necessary?

Is The Old Testament No Longer Necessary?

“We live under grace… not the Law!” I’ve heard that over and over again from people in the Christian Church speaking of the Old Testament in a manner that seems to suggest that the Old Testament is lesser than the New Testament – or unnecessary altogether. Quite honestly, I think those who use that phrase, often do so for a possible number of reasons: most likely, they believe Christ and the New Covenant of grace replaces Continue reading

The Messianic Gentile (Christian)

The Messianic Gentile (Christian)

It may disturb some to hear me say I no longer consider myself a Christian. “Christian” just doesn’t seem the right word to describe the faith journey I’ve been on. Lots of people call themselves Christians, but it feels as if it has become kind of a generic term in our culture. I’m very much still a follower of Christ, but  Continue reading

God’s Design for Worship – Tabernacle #10

God’s Design for Worship – Tabernacle #10

Well, we’ve finally come to the last week of this study and I hope it has been beneficial and encouraged you in your faith.  It still amazes me when I step back and look to see how God’s careful plan of worship has been woven into the Garden of Eden, the Tabernacle, Temple, and one day will be revealed Continue reading

Golden Lampstand – Tabernacle #6

Golden Lampstand – Tabernacle #6

Exodus 25:31-40; 27:20-21;  37:17-24
This week we will look at the golden lampstand.  As you enter the tabernacle, the lampstand would stand to the left on the south side of the Holy Place.  We don’t know anything about the size of the lampstand, but what we do know is actually pretty amazing.   Continue reading