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Question: Is there messianic significance to Eliyahu’s lying on the dead child three times (1st Kings 17)?

In 1st Kings 17:21–22, where Elijah lies down on the dead child three times and revives him, is this a Messianic reference, and if so, can you tell me it’s significance? —Anna C.

Daniel AgeeAbsolutely! Funny you should ask, because over the last month or so I have read the companion story (2nd Kings 4:32–35) to my children a dozen times and have been slowly “working” on these two thematically duplicate stories for when I present them to our congregation. I am not finished with them yet, so I can only give you a partial answer at this time. In my opinion the following comparisons are worth examining:

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Yom Kippur and being ‘released from the law’

Richard AgeeMost Christians interpret Rom. 7:6 to mean that the Torah has been cast aside and that we don’t have to live by the rules of the Torah anymore. Life does not come from the letter of the Law — and it never did.

We deserve death under God’s holy law, but Yeshua the Messiah gives us life to live the law with a new “heart.” That’s the message of יום כיפרים Yom Kippurim, the Day of Atonement.

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Did the Apostle John and Ezekiel meet each other in vision at God’s Temple? (part 1)

Daniel AgeeIn the vision Yekhezqel (Ezekiel) had of a temple, Yekhezqel watches a man measuring the temple. In the vision apostle Yokhanan (John) had of a temple, recorded in Revelation, God tells him to measure the temple. Was Yekhezqel watching Yokhanan measuring the temple? Did God give allow Yekhezqel to see someone who was born 600-plus years after him?

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Why do we wash each other’s feet at Passover?

Those of us in the Messianic community have excitedly embraced the Passover and “gone back to our roots” as a commemoration of the Exodus. However, many Messianics forget that Yeshua did ask us to add something new to the celebration in commemoration of Him: foot washing. Richard explains why Yeshua insituted this ceremony and how it turned the disciples hearts away from themselves and closer to Him.

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Lessons from The Name

In Ex. 3:14, God tells Moshe to identify Him to the elders of Israel as, in Hebrew, “‘Ehyeh ‘Asher ‘Ehyeh.” It’s translated various ways, such as “I Am Who I Am” and “I Will Be Who I  Will Be.” Richard Agee explores the teaching of The Name.

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Question: How do the Law and the Prophets ‘hang’ on the two ‘greatest commandments’?

What is meant by “on these two commandments depend/hang the whole Law and the Prophets” (Matt. 22:40), regarding the “Greatest Commandment” and the “Golden Rule”? Continue reading Question: How do the Law and the Prophets ‘hang’ on the two ‘greatest commandments’?