God heard the cry from Rachel for her children, as she cried out from Ramah. She was greatly distressed. But she had been deceased for many years before this. Does our love for our family stop or does it continue after we pass on from here? Are we aware of events happening after death?1 How … Continue reading A Mothers Cry from the Grave – Love Personified!
Does the Bible say that blood is required to be forgiven?
Does blood have to be shed for Gods forgiveness? Does God require a blood sacrifice before He will forgive? The Christian religion teaches that blood is required, while Judaism teaches that blood is not required. So which is it? What does the Torah teach us? The first few chapters of Leviticus is dedicated to explaining … Continue reading Does the Bible say that blood is required to be forgiven?
The Queen who risked death to save a nation – the story of Purim
Purim is the story of a very brave Queen, who dared to approach her husband in fear of death. Because of her bravery an entire nation was kept from extermination. Her name was Queen Esther, she was the Queen of Persia, the wife of King Ahasuerus of Persia.1 Purim is on the 14 of Adar, … Continue reading The Queen who risked death to save a nation – the story of Purim
Matthew Quotes From Isaiah Part 3 of 3
We will explore the final two quotes the writer of Matthew draws from Isaiah in this article. In Matthew 8: 17 he quotes from Isaiah 53: 4, and in Matthew 21:13 from Isaiah 56:7. Click here for part 1 Click here for part 2 Matthew 8:17 vs, Isaiah 53:4 Matthew 8:17 actually begins with verse … Continue reading Matthew Quotes From Isaiah Part 3 of 3
Matthew Quotes from Isaiah part 2 of 3
Isaiah 29:13 &14 Context of the Scripture: God is expressing a state of condition that He sees in the Israelite's; saying the Israeli's draw near to Him outwardly – with verbal expressions they express honor, but not honor from their heart. Their fear of Him is a commandment that has been learned by meaningless repetition. … Continue reading Matthew Quotes from Isaiah part 2 of 3
Matthew Quotes from Isaiah – (part 1)
There are nine references used as quotes from Isaiah in Matthew. Four of the quotes are referenced as being made by Jesus and used as part of various teachings. The remaining five are from the writer of Matthew, using these references trying to prove his messianic agenda. Isaiah The book of Isaiah has been viewed … Continue reading Matthew Quotes from Isaiah – (part 1)
Matthew Quotes from the Prophets -Part 1: Judges
From Judges In Matthew chapter 2 verse 23 the writer of Matthew makes a reference that he is quoting from one of the prophets by stating, “was spoken by the prophets”. He then goes on in this verse with; “he shall be called a Nazarene”.1 It is implied as a quote from the Tanach and … Continue reading Matthew Quotes from the Prophets -Part 1: Judges
Matthew’s Torah Quotes – Part 4 – Deuteronomy
From Deuteronomy The writer of Matthew quotes from Deuteronomy 6:5, 6:16, 8:3, and 10:20. These four quotes cover topics on: the greatest of all the commandments (6:5), not tempting God (6:16), man does not live by bread alone (8:3), fear “the Lord” your God (Matthew says worship in place of fear) (10:20) . Topic: The … Continue reading Matthew’s Torah Quotes – Part 4 – Deuteronomy
Matthew’s Torah Quotes – Part 3/ Leviticus
LOOKING OUT FROM THE WALL AT THE TEMPLE MOUNT From Leviticus Topic: To not swear falsely using the Lords name Leviticus teaches us: And you shall not swear by My name falsely, so that you profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:12 Both Rashi and Nachmanides agree that this commandment … Continue reading Matthew’s Torah Quotes – Part 3/ Leviticus
Matthew quotes from Exodus – part 2
ZION GATE From Exodus Topic: The ten commandments The first verse of chapter 20 of Matthew says that God spoke these words. The following verses are what we refer to as the ten commandments, beginning with verses 2 through 14 (Jewish Bible) or 17 (in the Christian Bible). These are repeated again in Deuteronomy. I … Continue reading Matthew quotes from Exodus – part 2