But we know that the Torah is good, if one uses it lawfully, knowing this, that the Torah is not laid down for a righteous person, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers (1 Timothy 1:8-9, PME).
The Sermon on the Mount within Matthew chs. 5-7 is perhaps the most memorable of Yeshua’s teachings to His Disciples, not only because it is recorded early in the Gospel of Matthew, but because it challenges all today who examine it to embrace a deeper walk with Him as the Master Teacher. After first delineating the individual responsibilities found in the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12), and then turning to the duties of His followers to be salt and light by their good works in obedience to the Torah or Law of Moses (Matthew 5:17-19), the Messiah then delivers some important words that are intended to substantiate what He means by coming to fulfill the Torah.
The Messianic Sabbath Helper includes a wide breadth of material, addressing a wide array of topics associated with Shabbat. This publication has been divided up into two main parts: The Significance of Shabbat and A Theology of Shabbat. You will be able to detect a progression of sorts, in our family’s own approach to the subject matter, as some things are addressed first more generally and then more specifically. In our experience, we ourselves have certainly had to move from a more elementary view of the issue of the seventh-day Sabbath, to a more developed view, and we recognize how the Messianic community needs to do the same.
Life is all about choices: good, bad and indifferent. In fact when you think about it, at the end of your Earthly life, your experiences are the sum total of your choices and the results/consequences of those choices—given the variety of expected and unexpected circumstances you encountered, and what you personally chose to do with them. The foundational Biblical principle that you will reap what you sow (i.e., Hosea 10:12; Galatians 6:7-8) is as applicable as the laws of gravity, when it comes to the created order and how God has fashioned us in how we are to conduct ourselves within this sphere.
This publication, simply entitled Moedim: The Appointed Times for Messianic Believers, is an important synopsis of what the appointed times of Leviticus 23 actually are, and why they have not been abolished by the New Testament.
If I speak with the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal (1 Corinthians 13:1, PME) The moderate inclusive language of the PME, following other versions (like the NRSV), better captures the intention of 1 Corinthians 13:1: “If I speak in […]
by Mark Huey In some recent Torah studies through the Books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers—which deal primarily with the trials and tribulations of the “Exodus generation” of Ancient Israel—an overriding thought that every Biblical generation was evil, at least in some way, came frequently to my mind. From Adam and Eve to Cain and […]
It is very easy for today’s Messianic Believers to overlook the content of the Pauline Epistles, due to their complexities about issues pertaining to the Torah, First Century Judaism, and the inclusion of the nations in God’s plan of salvation. Among all of the Pauline letters, though, 1&2 Thessalonians get almost totally ignored by contemporary […]
HAPPY 2020! from the Outreach Israel Ministries / Messianic Apologetics! All of us wish you and your family a blessed Happy New Year 2020! Outreach Israel Ministries and Messianic Apologetics need your help as we enter into 2020, and the third decade of the Twenty-First Century. This new decade is going to see the Messianic […]
“All things are permissible for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are permissible for me,” but I will not be controlled by anything (1 Corinthians 6:12, PME) A version like the 1995 NASU has, “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, […]
by Mark Huey It is readily recognized by most in the Messianic community of faith that a wide variety of teaching is currently available to those seeking instruction. The advent and proliferation of access to a virtual cornucopia of divergent thoughts, simply by typing a few choice words into any of the search engines on […]
Surprises will be thrust upon the Messianic movement in the 2020s that has not adequately prepared itself for. Thank you for joining with Outreach Israel Ministries and Messianic Apologetics, as we bring stability and reason to our faith community!
Outreach Israel Ministries and Messianic Apologetics need your help as we enter into 2020, and the third decade of the Twenty-First Century. This new decade is going to see the Messianic movement have theological and spiritual issues thrust upon it that most are not ready for. We have been preparing for this time for the […]
Messianic Beginnings: An Introductory Study has been written as a primer, following the journey of the Huey and McKee family, as evangelical Believers drawn into the Messianic movement in 1995, and learning what it meant to have a more comprehensive understanding of the ancient roots of our Biblical faith. This workbook has been mainly produced […]
CHANUKAH BLESSINGS! from the Outreach Israel Ministries / Messianic Apologetics administration team! from left to right: Burgess M. Guin, Admiral Guin, Oswald P.N. Guin, Dr. Pinchas E. Gwynne, Alfred B. Guin, General Guin, Clement Guin All of us, both man and bird, wish you and your family a blessed Chanukah 2019–and a Happy New Year […]
Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Messiah will profit you nothing. And I testify again to every person who receives circumcision, that one is a debtor to do the whole Torah (Galatians 5:2-3, PME)
During the early stages of the Messiah’s ministry, His cousin John the Immerser/Baptist announced a principle to his disciples, which in many regards, denotes the life long challenge for every dedicated follower of the God of Israel. Simply spoken, John’s conclusion that he must decrease, so that the Messiah would increase, was confirmed by his explanation concerning who Yeshua was, where He came from, what He spoke, and that He would give the Spirit to His followers without measure, in order that they might receive eternal life and avoid the wrath of God…
As the second decade of the Twenty-First Century ends this month, the anticipation of what the Lord is going to accomplish during the 2020s ramps up. Clearly, the connection with “VISION” is on the mind of many futuristic thinking people, since optometrists determine visual acuity by this standard of measurement. But what about those spiritually focused Believers who faithfully follow the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and who have received forgiveness by the blood sacrifice of Yeshua the Messiah? Are their prayerful expectations of Israel’s restoration and sweeping revival valid? Or in addition, is it finally time for the children of Abraham (“for I say to you, that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham,” Matthew 3:9b) to become the living stones referenced by the Apostle Peter (“you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Yeshua the Messiah,” 1 Peter 2:5)? Are true Believers willing, able, and ready to aggressively possess the gates of our enemies? For most assuredly, this is a sworn promise to the multitude of God’s children who currently exist on Planet Earth…
One of the many blessings of being intimately involved with the Messianic community of faith for nearly two decades, is the opportunity to reflect on the curious development of what we truly believe is a genuine move of the Holy Spirit. By the grace of God, our family has not just been passive observers, since 1995, but we have also been called to be active participants, in attempting to bring forth, as accurately as humanly possible, what we believe the Lord is doing with His people at this time in history. This responsibility has not been taken lightly! We know that the Holy Scriptures place a higher degree of accountability upon those who are to exposit upon its truths…
For the faithful follower of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, twenty years might represent less than a wink of time in the eye of the Eternal One. But from our limited human perspective, given the possibility of longevity noted by Moses in Psalm 90:10b (“Or if due to strength, eighty years”), a score of years could be as much as a quarter of a physical lifetime, or even a third of life after one matures…
Let it be known from the onset of this article, that the author makes no apologies for attempting, by the indwelling teaching of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16, 26; 15:26)—to construe life and spiritual applications through the unvarnished grid of the sacred Holy Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. For by the unmerited grace of the Creator God, He chose to reveal His Word to certain selected individuals in Ancient Israel and others after the resurrection of the Messiah, who spoke and wrote and collected it for the instruction and edification of all. In His infinite wisdom, God chose to preserve His message of goodness and redemption, initially by the Jewish people (Romans 3:2)—but certainly since the Day of Pentecost, by those from nations indwelt by His Holy Spirit as well, who have believed in the efficacy of Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ).