Tag Archives: the Covenant of Moses

The Insignificance of Jerusalem

Everyone seems convinced that the recent move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is full of symbolism. It is, but it symbolizes rejecting God’s truth in this case. Jerusalem was King David’s chosen royal city. He captured … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 11:1-19

John the Baptist had preached repentance to the Covenant in the Jordan Valley because it was convenient for observing the baptism cleansing ritual year-round. In his preaching, he disparaged as sinful the scandalous divorce and remarriage of Herod Antipas. For … Continue reading

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The Risen Christ is Our Truth

There is nothing to gain by activism. It’s not that activism doesn’t accomplish anything; what it accomplishes isn’t worth it. A recurring theme on this blog is how Satan deceived the Jewish nation. The record begins in the Old Testament … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus: Matthew 10:34-42

Jesus continues the theme of otherworldliness. Here He injects a few notes from the Talmud, where it is predicted that the generation of the Messiah’s coming would see social chaos, a breakdown in the traditional shalom. But it’s more than … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus: Matthew 10:23-27

Jesus offers a fundamental image of His Kingdom. You cannot hope to understand the Covenant, Jehovah, the Messiah or following Christ unless you understand the concept of eastern feudalism. The primary issue in eastern feudalism is that everything is personal. … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus: Matthew 10:16-22

We continue with the same context as in the previous lesson: Jesus gives His disciples a commission to share His haggadah on the Galilean preaching circuit. This is all under the Covenant of Moses, but specifically fitting in with rabbinical … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount 18

False Prophets 7:15-20 This passage stands on a very large contextual background. Initially, a prophet gains a hearing by performing miracles and/or predicting things that consistently come to pass. However, Deuteronomy 13:2-4 is a strong example of pointing the people … Continue reading

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