Does the Holy Spirit Obey the Word of God?

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…

The Impact of the Maccabees on Second Temple Judaism – December 2019 OIM News

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…

A Messianic Evolution?

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…

Restoration Calls

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…

Restoration Patterns

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).