April 2017

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 [...]

February 2017

Islam and Racism

By | 2017-02-23T16:48:13+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Some have said that opposition to radical Islamic terror is akin to racism. That is not logical. Consider: Islam is a religion, not confined to one ethnic group (Most Muslims are not Arab, many Arabs are not Muslims, some Arabs are Christians…) Whether Islam is a correct religion and whether [...]

Zion Alignment

By | 2017-02-17T15:35:55+00:00 February 16th, 2017|

In the first century, the ministry of Yeshua and His disciples were very much connected to time and geography. But as the Gospel went out to the nations, over the past 1900 years, there has been little emphasis among Christians on time and geography. The Gospel can be preached anywhere, [...]