Blog Entries
Alone in the Gardens
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.  Let your policy be quality! 

 

ALONE IN THE GARDENS      
"The LORD GOD planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there HE put the man whom HE had formed." [Genesis (Berepooh) 2. 8 Tanakh, Torah]  "Then the LORD GOD took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and keep it." [Genesis (Bereshith) 2. 15 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

Adam was the first gardener,  tending the most beautiful garden that the SOVEREIGN LORD GOD HIMSELF planted.  Every tree was pleasant to the sight; there was a lovely river to water it, and ALMIGHTY PRESENCE was there. 

 

One day when the OMNIPRESENT CREATOR was "walking in the garden" — HE found Adam and Eve hiding from HIS PRESENCE because sin had entered, thus Adam and his wife had to be cast out of the garden leaving THE VOICE (Hebrew: qowl"SOUND" OF THE LORD GOD) alone. 

 

Many years later GOD, the CREATOR, entered another garden with HIS loved ones.  The MESSIAH went out "with HIS disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which HE and HIS disciples entered." [John 18. 1]  There in the Garden of Gethsemane, the disciples fell asleep, and once again Y’SHUA was left alone.  "And HE was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and HE knelt down and prayed." [Luke 22. 41]  There the LORD Y’SHUA ha'MASHIACH "offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears" [Hebrews 5. 7] as HE faced the death that HE pronounced on HIS first loved ones long before in the first garden. 

 

There was still another garden where ALMIGHTY MERCIFUL ONE was left alone again — "in the place where HE was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. There they laid JESUS." [John 19. 41 - 42] 

 

In that same garden, after raising from the dead, MESSIAH Y’SHUA, the SECOND ADAM, was thought to be a GARDENER, "JESUS said to her Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?She, supposing HIM to be the gardener, said to HIM SIR, if YOU have carried HIM away, tell me where YOU have laid HIM, and I will take HIM away." [John 20. 15] 

 

The LORD MESSIAH Y’SHUA, the INCARNATE LIVING WORD OF GOD, walked alone in the first garden where HE was seeking HIS OWN.  The SON OF MAN knelt alone in the second garden, praying for HIS Own.  HE was buried alone in the third garden, dying for HIS OWN.  Therefore, in the new "Paradise of GOD" where the Pure River of Life flows and the Tree of Life grows eternally, HIS servants shall serve HIM and reign with HIM "forever and ever" never to be alone again.  That will be such a magnificently glorious time! 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles! 

GOD has put HIS NAME in Jerusalem: "In this House, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put MY NAME forever." [2 Kings/Melakhim Bet 21:7b]  As it goes for Jerusalem, so it will go for the rest of the world...do not be deceived into thinking anything less. Through the LORD MESSIAH Y’SHUA, Israel will be renowned, joyous, famous and glorious above all the nations on earth. [Jeremiah/Yirmeyah 33.9]  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 

 

Email:  delrifkah@gmail.com

Web Page:  www.delrifkah.com 

Thoughts Archived: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/delrifkah/

End-time Events: http://delrifkah.com/Facepage.html

Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.

Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).
 

Arrogant Pride
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
One who pursues greatness, greatness will flee from him; one who flees from greatness, greatness will pursue him. [Talmud Eiruvin 13b] 

 

ARROGANT PRIDE      
" I constantly spread out MY hands all day long to a rebellious people, who walk in the way that is not good, following their own thoughts; a people who provoke ME to anger, who continually to MY face, sacrifice in gardens and burn incense on altars of brick...Who say, 'Keep your distance! Do not come near me, for I am holier than you!’" [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 65. 2 - 3, 5 Tanakh, Nevi’im] 

 

People have not changed over the centuries, societies are filled with those who proclaim they are better, superior, and holier then others, their attitude clearly marks them.  Similar to the high priests and Levites in MESSIAH’S story of the Good Samaritan, they prefer to walk by the needy rather than stoop to help them.  Even in many churches, such arrogance can be found, and it continues to be a problem.  James warns, "For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, "You sit here in a good place" and say to the poor man "You stand there" or "Sit here at my footstool" have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?" [James 2. 2 - 4] 

 

There is a list of things the ALMIGHTY LORD GOD hates recorded in the Book of Proverbs:  "Six things the LORD hates; seven are an abomination to HIM: A haughty (proud) look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart (mind) that devises evil plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who incites (sows) discord (arguments, conflicts, disputes) among brethren." [Proverbs (Mishle) 6. 17 - 19 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  Notice, the primary detestable act is "A proud look."  Whenever we are tempted to think we are superior in any way, we need to take our eyes off others and fasten them on our EXALTED SAVIOR, but "we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend (praise) themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise." [2 Corinthians 10. 12] 

 

In his pride, Satan (Lucifer) proclaimed "I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne higher then the stars of GOD; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the summit of Zaphon (the City of the GREAT KING – see Psalms 48.3); I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the MOST HIGH."   However, the MOST HOLY LORD GOD will see that he is "brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 14. 13 - 15 Tanakh, Nevi’im] The RIGHTEOUS JUDGE will punish the proud because, "Every haughty (proud) person in heart is an abomination to the LORD; assuredly, he will not go unpunished." [Proverbs (Mishle) 16. 5 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

The LOVING CREATOR GOD gave us the spirit of humility, which is the beginning of true holiness.  "Thus says the HIGH & LOFTY ONE WHO inhabits eternity, WHOSE NAME is HOLY: "I dwell on high in holiness, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, reviving the hearts of the contrite one." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 57. 15 Tanakh, Nevi’im]  "On this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at MY WORD." [Isaiah/Yeshayah) 66. 2] The HOLY ONE is still changing lives today, seek HIM while HE may be found, call upon HIM while HE is near for HE will abundantly pardon.  Follow the LORD Y’SHUA, for the love experience of a lifetime, and then beyond throughout all eternity. 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
CREATOR of the Universe, we come before YOU to praise and extol YOUR greatness and goodness. YOU, LORD GOD, are the FOUNTAIN from which all blessings flow. In all the experiences of life, we recognize that YOUR guiding hand establishes our work and that YOUR love lifts our lives to nobler effort. May the inspiration of this day strengthen our faith in YOU. Purify our spirits that in our daily tasks we may be conscious of YOUR PRESENCE. Continue to bestow YOUR benediction on us and teach us to seek YOU ever more . Help us to live that when we have gathered our final harvest, many shall rise up with us to magnify and bless YOUR PRECIOUS NAME.  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 

 

Email:  delrifkah@gmail.com

Web Page:  www.delrifkah.com 

Thoughts Archived: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/delrifkah/

End-time Events: http://delrifkah.com/Facepage.html

Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.

Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).
 

Learning & Obeying
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Whatever is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor, that is the whole Law (TORAH) — all the rest is commentary. [Hillel] 

 

LEARNING & OBEYING       
"Moses summoned all Israel and said to them Hear, O Israel, the Laws and rules that I proclaim in your ears this day! Study them...Observe them...Keep them...and Do them faithfully!" [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 5. 1 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

First, we must study and learn the WORD OF GOD; then obey it once we have learned it.  "For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the SCRIPTURES might have hope." [Romans 15. 4] 

 

Obedience to what we learn in HOLY SCRIPTURE means learning many other things from what is WRITTEN.  Learning is crucially important!  "Learn to do good" [Isaiah/Yeshayah 1. 17], and "learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful." [Titus 3. 14]  These do not come naturally, so we must study to become skilled in knowledge. 

 

Perhaps even more difficult, but still especially important, is the lesson Paul had to learn, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content." [Philippians 4. 11]   Even the LORD MESSIAH Y’SHUA, the INCARNATE CREATOR, had lessons that could only be experientially learned by becoming a MAN.  "Though HE was "THE SON OF GOD" yet HE learned obedience by the things which HE suffered." [Hebrews 5. 8] 

 

We must, in turn, learn from our Y’SHUA ha'MASHIACH, "Take MY yoke upon you (HIS is the yoke of Service & Obedience) and learn from ME, and you will find rest for your souls. For MY yoke is easy and MY burden is light." [Matthew 11. 29 - 30] 

 

"Gather the people to ME that I may let them hear MY WORDS, in order that they may learn to fear and revere ME as long as they live on the earth, and may they so teach their children, says the LORD GOD." [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 4. 10 Tanakh, Torah]  Those who believe have that blessed hope! 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel! 
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Obedience will be righteousness for those who are careful to observe all the commandments of the LORD our GOD.  May you witness the care, love and presence of the MOST HOLY ONE this day and always.  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 

 

Email:  delrifkah@gmail.com

Web Page:  www.delrifkah.com 

Thoughts Archived: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/delrifkah/

End-time Events: http://delrifkah.com/Facepage.html

Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.

Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).
 

Be Strong
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Learn from the mistakes of others. . . you won't live long enough to make them all yourself. 

 

BE STRONG       
"Let not this BOOK OF TEACHING cease from your lips, but meditate and recite it day and night, so that you may observe faithfully all that is written in it. Only then you will prosper in your undertakings and only then will you be successful." [Joshua (Yehoshua) 1. 8 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

Joshua received direct commands from the ALMIGHTY LORD GOD — "Moses MY servant is dead. Prepare to cross the Jordan, together with all this people, into the land that I am giving to the Israelites. Every spot on which your foot treads I give to you, as I promised Moses." [Joshua (Yehoshua) 1. 2 - 3 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

Joshua's tasks would be impossible without the guidance of THE MASTER COMFORTER, the SPIRIT OF GOD.  Thus, the OMNIPOTENT ONE spoke words of bold encouragement to him, "BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE, for you shall apportion to this people the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. But you must be strong and very courageous to observe faithfully all the TEACHING that MY servant Moses enjoined upon you. Do not deviate from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. I charge you Be strong and of good courage; do not be terrified or dismayed, for the LORD your GOD is with you wherever you go." [Joshua (Yehoshua) 1. 6 - 7, 9 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

The LORD GOD ETERNAL encouraged Joshua further in saying to "not be afraid, nor be dismayed" and to "observe to do all the Law." Complete obedience to the Law of GOD is imperative (required, crucial, essential, must)!  One must obey for a prosperous result.  The Apostle Paul understood this also and encouraged his brethren — "BE STRONG in the LORD and in the power of HIS might. Put on the whole armor of GOD, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." [Ephesians 6. 10 - 11]  "In all things we commend ourselves as ministers of GOD: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the HOLY SPIRIT, by sincere love, by the WORD OF TRUTH, by the power of GOD, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left." [2 Corinthians 6. 4 - 7] 

 

The steadfast PERSONAL PRESENCE of the KING OF GLORY is the greatest of all riches and HE promised, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." [Hebrews 13. 5]   How very rich we are and greatly blessed with all the spiritual blessings in heavenly places in MESSIAH Y’SHUA!  May the LORD your GOD be ever with you! 

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
 As we bid farewell to Sabbath, our prayer is that GOD, WHO'S PRESENCE dwells within us, bless you abundantly and guard you, our dear ones in the coming week. May some of the sweetness of Sabbath be present throughout each day so they are filled with love and unselfishness — that happiness and contentment may abide in our homes. May the hallowed inspirations of this day give us strength to do YOUR perfect will, O GOD, with a steadfast, submissive and loving spirit and with a heart of wisdom. Amen
 We are praying for you and desire that yours is a Tov Shavua — A Good Week!  The grace of our LORD Y’SHUA ha'MASHIACH be with you always.  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 

 

Email:  delrifkah@gmail.com

Web Page:  www.delrifkah.com 

Thoughts Archived: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/delrifkah/

End-time Events: http://delrifkah.com/Facepage.html

Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.

Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).
 

Customs - The Synagogue
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
If at first you don't succeed, re-define success. 

 

CUSTOMS THE SYNAGOGUE      
The origin of the Jewish Synagogue is probably to be assigned to the time of the Babylonian exile.  Having no Temple, the Jews assembled on the Sabbath to hear the Law read, and the practice continued in various buildings after the return.  "They (the enemies of GOD) resolved, 'Let us destroy them altogether!' They burned all GOD'S Tabernacles in the land." [Psalms (Tehillym) 74. 8 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

Synagogue is a Greek word for "an assembly (gathering together for religious purposes)" and was coined about the middle of the third century BC in Alexandria, where the Jews first came in contact with Grecian culture and adopted Greek as their daily speech.  As the term implies, the Synagogue is the House of Worship for the Jews and is considered the means for the preservation of the Jewish religion.  Stress is placed upon the congregation to respect the synagogue and therefore, laughing and loud talking is forbidden within its walls. 

 

GOD OMNIPOTENT calls HIS House (Synagogue, Shul, Temple, Church, Assembly) "THE HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL NATIONS."  It is the meeting place for believers whom ALMIGHTY GOD seeks to worship HIM in spirit and in truth.  The assembly of the righteous gather together not only to meet with the MOST HIGH, but to encourage one another in the LORD and to preserve their faith in HIM.  They are exhorted to gather together "even more so" as they see the day approaching when the "church age" will end because of the return of the LORD MESSIAH Y’SHUA. 

 

Maimonides, a famous Jewish Rabbi, wrote of the synagogue: "In every place where there are ten Jews it is incumbent upon them to establish an institution where men may enter to pray on every occasion for prayer and such an institution is called "Beit Ha'Kneseth." And the Jews in the community compel one another to build for themselves a Synagogue and to acquire a TORAH. And when a Synagogue is built it should be built on a high place in the city and it should be taller than all the buildings in the community."  [Maimonides] 

 

The majority of Jewish Synagogues are built in such a position that when the people of the congregation stand to pray before the platform where the "Aaron ha'Kodesh (Holy Ark)" — they are praying toward the City of Jerusalem.  This opportunity for the worshipers is given because of the SCRIPTURAL injunction, "...pray to You in the direction of their land which YOU gave to their fathers, the City which YOU have chosen." [1 Kings (Melakhim Alef) 8. 48 Tanakh, Nevi'im] 

 

There is a total absence of all images, portraits and statues in the Jewish House of Worship honoring the second commandment, "You shall have no other gods besides ME. You shall not make for yourself a sculptured image, or any likeness of what is in the heavens above, or on the earth below, or in the waters under the earth." [Exodus (Shemot) 20. 3 - 4 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

This commandment is so ingrained in the heart of some Jews that even to him who receives his MESSIAH, there is still an aversion, not only in the church, but also in the home and other places, to portraits, etc., which attempt to show a likeness to the LORD GOD!   However, inscribed on the walls, are some SCRIPTURAL passages glorifying ALMIGHTY GOD and HIS House in one way or another to keep the interior from being too plain.  In some instances the decorations are costly. 

 

Services in the Jewish House of Worship are conducted twice daily — in the morning a little after sunrise, and in the evening shortly before sunset.  On Sabbath and holidays, services are conducted on the eve of the day, the morning, the afternoon, and the evening.  In some synagogues, we find no musical instruments.  This is to preserve the thought of mourning for the destruction of the Temple. 

 

In Orthodox (means: thinking straight or devout) Synagogues, the hands are washed before entering and for this purpose a pitcher of water is placed in the anteroom which corresponds to the laver before the Tabernacle and Temple of old.  Burial from the Synagogue in most localities, is forbidden because of the defilement of the holy place by the corpse. 

 

While in the Synagogue, worshipers keep their heads covered (a practice observed also by many persons when reading any and every HEBREW TEXT), because literature written in the so-called "holy tongue" is considered especially sacred and its study is regarded a religious act.  Some Jews consider it a sacrilege to go at any time with their head uncovered, as the high priest wore a head covering when officiating in the Sanctuary, so should every Jew when praying. 

 

During religious services or functions, Jewish men wear what is called Yarmulkuh.   The word Yarmulkuh (skull cap) is derived from the Slavic-Tartarian language.  It is made in the shape of a Kipah — the dome of heaven. 

 

Another word for this covering is the German kappel or small cap.  A Jew, who follows religious tradition covers his head at all times, even when sleeping!   Moses Maimonides wrote that "great men among our sages would not uncover their heads because they believed that GOD'S glory was around and over them."  A devout Jew will not pronounce GOD'S REVEALED NAME, recite the Sh'ma, or read from the BOOK OF THE LAW without this or a similar covering. [also called a Mitre (bonnet) in Exodus/Shemot 28. 39 & Leviticus/Vayikra 16. 4] 

 

Jewish Orthodox women always wore (and still do) a head covering (called the Shmata – which shows they are bold and proud to be a Jew) in the synagogue.  It was the custom among them to shave their hair off their heads so that it would not be seen by man and to substitute a wig or false hair called sheital or peruk.  According to the TALMUD — "A woman's hair is considered nudity" — therefore a woman's hair should be covered.  According to an ancient Jewish belief, evil spirits gained power over a woman who went with her head bare! 

 

The Jewish law states that although the head is to be kept covered, the hands are to be kept uncovered; therefore gloves must be removed during devotion.  This custom is based on the synonymous use of praying with the BIBLICAL phrase:  "spreading forth the hands." 

 

The TALMUD states that the priests in ancient times, elevated their hands up to the shoulders in the giving of the benediction.  When they were in the Temple they raised their hands up to the forehead.  This position, they felt, was in order to follow the expression "the lifting up of the hands." In his writings the Apostle Paul spoke of the worshipers as "men pray everywhere lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting." [1 Timothy 2. 8]   According to the present practice of the Rabbis, the fingers of the two hands are so joined together and separated as to form five interstices (openings close to another). 

 

Rabbis today, with their hands in the foregoing described position, pronounce the priestly prayer, "The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make HIS face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up HIS countenance upon you, and give you peace." [Numbers (B'Midvar) 6. 24 - 26 Tanakh, Torah]  This benediction is never used to dismiss the congregation! 

 

Also called the "Aaronic Benediction" — so called because Aaron was the first man whom the ALMIGHTY commissioned to use it.   In form, it is symmetrical as a cut diamond.  Three times "The LORD" appears, and three times the word "and" serves as a silver link between two golden lines.  Each line brings in a new thought.  It was spoken to the "children of Israel"  yet it is meant for the congregation.  But the congregation consists of individuals, hence ultimately it is meant for each individual member thereof.  The Benediction is a GOD-inspired poem, full of grace and truth.  It is a miniature symphony whose opening movement breathes DIVINE goodness, whose design is the grace of GOD, and whole culmination is peace.  It is really an intercessory prayer, dictated by the ETERNAL MIGHTY ONE HIMSELF.  Its words are like many angels sent forth from the THRONE OF GOD to guard and guide worshippers on their way. 

 

In synagogues, suspended immediately in front of the Aaron ha'Kodesh (Holy Ark) is the perpetual lamp.   It is constantly kept burning, as the name indicates.  The lamp is made either of gold, silver, copper or burnished brass.  This lamp is in obedience to the command of GOD:   "You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you pure oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps to burn continually. Aaron and his sons shall set them up in the Tabernacle of Meeting, outside the veil which is over the Ark of Testimony, to burn from evening to morning before the LORD. It shall be a due from the children of Israel throughout the ages." [Exodus (Shemot) 27. 20 - 21 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

An orthodox congregation separates the women from the men in their worship.  The women meet in the court for women and the men in the court for men.  This dates back to the times of the Temple when the women were not permitted to enter the premises of the sanctuary for fear of distracting the men in their devotions. 

 

Isn’t it wonderful how the LORD Y’SHUA enlightens us with HIS WORD that elevates women to a honored and distinguished position worthy of praise and nobility; a valued creature to be cherished and protected! 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of Jerusalem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Joyously Welcoming Sabbath! [Sabbath of Lech Lecha “Go Out” – Reading: Genesis 12:1-17:27; Isaiah 40:27-41:16; John 8:51-58] Praised are YOU, LORD our GOD, SOVEREIGN of the Universe, WHO makes us holy with YOUR mitzvoth and favors us with the Holy Shabbat, lovingly and graciously given to us.  Assuredly, HE WHO keeps Israel neither slumbers or sleeps! HalleluYAH!
 May we return to the LORD GOD with all our hearts, mind and souls — seeking HIM while HE may be found and calling upon HIS HOLY NAME.  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 

 

Email:  delrifkah@gmail.com

Web Page:  www.delrifkah.com 

Thoughts Archived: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/delrifkah/

End-time Events: http://delrifkah.com/Facepage.html

Please visit our web page for teachings on Bible texts and subjects.

Also notice the section showing the disparity between the Holy Bible and the Muslim Koran (Quran).
 

RSS
Recent Comments
"It's getting really good..."
In: Tribes of Israel (part 2 of 5)
by: Dr Ley
"I can hardly beieve how time has slipped away. I just didn't realize..."
In: Tribes of Israel (part 1 of 5)
by: Dr Ley
"Indeed.. In the societies of today there are just so many paths offered..."
In: Beware
by: Dr Ley
"Its the same on the inside <grin>>"
In: The new me
by: Dr. Denis
"Denis, it is amazing what medical treatment and stuff can do to your..."
In: The new me
by: Dr Ley
"Dr Ley Thank you Your words of encouragement are a blessing..."
In: Delivered From The Law
by: delrifkah
"This is one of the most misunderstood areas of Christianity. It has been..."
In: Delivered From The Law
by: Dr Ley
"Becky, Thank you for your prayers as we also pray for you...."
In: Thoughts of my church
by: Dr. Denis
"Dearest in Christ, it is so good to be back. I will..."
In: The new me
by: Dr Ley
"Paul also wrote that if anyone, even an angel, should teach another gospel..."
In: Deceitful Use of Holy Scripture
by: Dr Ley
"I would not have recognized you but any way your back and we..."
In: The new me
by: Dr. Denis
"Thank you Del, for bring this forward its needs to brought forward at..."
In: Messiah's Special People
by: Dr. Denis

This website is powered by Spruz

What Each Area of the Site is Meant For: Blogs - This is your personal space. This is where you should post thoughts that are not intended for extensive further discussion. Observations from personal study and events that have occurred in your life belong here. Unless your post ends with questions or makes it apparent that discussion is to follow, it should probably be a blog. As discussed later, blogs are limited to those who hold to historic Christian beliefs. Forums - This is for open discussion relating to the topic posted. Dialogue is encouraged to stay on topic, so if a side conversation begins, open a new discussion. This is where the majority of the activity has taken place so far. Topics should remain general in nature, while in depth discussion on narrow topics should take place in groups. Groups - This is a place to congregate with people who have similar interests and positions in order to have open discussion. The conversation in here is not required to remain on topic, so it is more ready to follow rabbit trails. This is where you should go if you want to gather with a particular kind of theologian. Before initiating a new group, we ask that you consider posting a question in the discussion forum area to see if there is enough interest to justify a separate group. The reason we encourage such action is that, in the event that a group is inactive for 6 months or more, the moderators of Scriptural Studies reserve the right to close down and delete the group due to inactivity. Events - This is available to anyone that wants to post an event that you think the members of Scriptural Studies may be interested in. Contact Denis, Rabbi Del, Rifkah, or Marti for more details on advertising. Our Attitude of conduct: In case you missed them on your way in, take some time to become acquainted with the conduct we expect on this site. You may find our Attidudes on the main forum page. Our purpose at Scripural Studies is that the conversations move in a Gracious way. We define Gracious in the following way: 1) Not closed minded 2) Not self-promoting 3) Not characterized by mass amounts of cut-and-paste proof-texting 4) Not characterized by mass amounts of cut-and-paste from other places 5) Irenic 6) Not slanderous 7) No spamming 8) Perpetual venting bitterness 9) Not confusing or disruptive But in all things you'll be welcome here