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Amos 6-9: Only the Messiah can restore Israel’s Northern Tribes

Our sins affect other people, including our children and grandchildren. God said the northern kingdom, the House of Israel, were so far gone, so utterly unrepentant that God’s only recourse was to send 90 percent of them to the grave and the other 10 percent into exile.

The culture and economy of Israel’s royals, nobles and judges were so entrenched in the oppression of the poor, the righteous and the just that God couldn’t do anything with them except wipe them out. Their exile has endured for millennia and is still in force to this day.

The exile of the House of Israel will only end when Messiah Yeshua returns to the earth.

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Luke 13:1-9: Yeshua addresses ‘Why do bad things happen to the innocent?’ with parable of fig tree in vineyard

JeffMany ask something like, “Why do the good die young and the evil seem to live forever?” Yeshua answered two questions about whether sin brought on two tragedies at that time by saying those weren’t punishment for sin, but all need to take notice that a big disaster for Israel — Rome’s destruction of Yerushalayim — was coming and need turn back to God.

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Leviticus 5 — offerings for hidden sins and walking in the Spirit

This is the second part of a study of a special type of sin offering. [See part 1.] When we commit “unintentional” sins and are later made aware of them, this text teaches us that we can’t simply say “oops” and ignore the revelation of that sin. This text shows us that when we become aware of some fault or sin, we must address the issue with repentance, restitution and restoration.

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Leviticus 4-5 — offerings for unintentional sins

This is the second part of a study of a special type of sin offering. [See part 2.] The church has taught most of us that all sins are created equal but the Torah shows us otherwise. God not only looks at the sin but at the motive of the heart of the person committing the sin and the extent of their influence in the community at large. God provided different rules and consequences for different kinds of sins based on the severity of the sin and the intent (or lack thereof) of the sinner. This chapter tells us how God wanted the people, the priests and the rulers to make atonement for their unintended wrongdoings against Him.

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1st John 1–3 — What the Apostle John tells us about fellowship

When we keep God’s commandments and give and receive forgiveness, we can have wonderful fellowship with our fellow believers and with Yeshua Himself. When we keep God’s commandments, we abide in Him and receive the gifts that God wants for us. When we ask according to His will, we will learn God’s will for us and provide our needs.

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Genesis 4:1–7 — the first murder & the root of rebellion against God

In Gen. 4:1-7 we read about the the first murder. Many readers of the Bible are confused about why God rejected Cain, and some think it was over something "petty." Yet the real reason underlies the downfall of all people. Continue reading Genesis 4:1–7 — the first murder & the root of rebellion against God

Sukkot — a feast full of faith

Day 1 — The Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot, is the third of the special appointments with God in His seventh month. With so much exactness on what is to be offered to God and when, it may surprise you how central faith is in the celebration. Continue reading Sukkot — a feast full of faith