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Taking up the Sword?

The Bible makes a distinction between “taking up arms” and “bearing arms.” Understanding this difference has wide implications on the political situation today.   There have been modern cases of misuse of weapons by police, even what appears to have been manslaughter...

Turning Up the Heat?

Is it hot where you are?  It’s unseasonably hot here in Israel as I write. Is this a meteorological message from the Lord that He’s “turning up the heat?” I find myself drawing that conclusion. The Corona pandemic wears on and, at least here in Israel, we wear our...

“King of the Jews”

When Yeshua (Jesus) was crucified, Pilate placed a sign above His head, which carried the inscription, “King of the Jews” (John 19:19; Matthew 27:37). This sign was written in three languages (Hebrew, Latin, and Greek) so that all of the world could know....

Entering Jerusalem on a Donkey

Jesus (Yeshua) is a different kind of king leading a different kind of kingdom. As part of his kingdom, we’re called to be a different kind of citizen. In Matthew 21, we find that Jesus simultaneously displayed both humility and authority. He told his disciples to go...

Rock and Key

In Matthew 16, Peter (Shimon Kefa) received a significant revelation of Yeshua. There were 4 parts to this historic breakthrough: Messiahship of Yeshua New Covenant Community of Faith Delegated Spiritual Authority Protection against Satanic Forces Matthew...