We have this idea that God in the Torah is different from Yeshua in the New Testament but this is not true. God doesn’t change and neither does human nature. God has the same toolkit to deal with defiant and unrepentant hearts now that He did when He confronted King David’s defiant census. Have our hearts and ears become hardened because of our false impression of Yeshua’s character?
A common perception of an "angel" is a cute winged chubby baby, something as innocuous as a fairy, or a passive messenger. "The angel of the LORD" — Malakh YHWH in Hebrew — is a quite different figure that shows up throughout the Bible with massive power and authority. Who is he? Continue reading Who is Malakh YHWH (‘the Angel of the LORD’)?
Angels as described in the Bible are mysterious. They have great power and a dazzling appearance. Today, some are so enraptured with angelic beings that they seek to commune with them, and the situation wasn’t much different in the first century. Was Messiah Yeshua simply one of the mighty angels, elevated above the others for a certain role? The Book of Hebrews explains. Continue reading Book of Hebrews, part 2 — What is meant by ‘angels’?