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Flesh & Bones
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
My blindness is often reassured by what I don't know. 

 

FLESH & BONES       
"Behold MY hands and MY feet, that it is I MYSELF. Handle ME and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have." [Luke 24. 39] 

 

Many deny the bodily resurrection of the LORD YESHUA.  However, MESSIAH YESHUA HIMSELF answered those who say it was a spiritual resurrection.  At first HIS disciples thought they were seeing "HIS SPIRIT" — but then HE showed them the scars of the spikes that had pierced HIS hands and feet.  Furthermore, HE ate a fish and honeycomb before them. [Luke 24. 37, 40, 42]  The disciples could no longer doubt the reality of HIS BODILY resurrection.  JESUS, the PIERCED ONE will always bear those scars, however, even in HIS glorified body.  HOLY SCRIPTURE proclaims that when HE comes again, "they will look on HIM WHOM they had pierced." [Zechariah (Zecharyah) 12. 10 Tanakh, Nevi'im]  "Behold, HE is coming with clouds and every eye will see HIM, and they also that pierced HIM; and all tribes of the earth shall mourn BECAUSE of HIM. Even so, Amen." [Revelation 1. 7]   Y’SHUA'S SPIRIT never did die, so HIS SPIRIT could not be resurrected. 

 

Y’SHUA, the SPOTLESS LAMB OF GOD used the words — Flesh & Bone — instead of Flesh & Blood, when HE spoke to HIS disciples.  JESUS' precious blood had been shed on the cross as the price of our redemption. "You were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of CHRIST, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." [1 Peter 1. 18 - 19]  "For the life of the flesh is in the blood   I have given it to you for making atonement for your lives upon the altar; it is the blood, as life, that makes atonement." [Leviticus (Vayikra) 17. 11 Tanakh, Torah]  Now our life is in the LORD MESSIAH alone.  Our BLESSED REDEEMER said, "I am the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE." [John 14. 6] 

 

Our own resurrected bodies shall be like Y’SHUA’S  glorious body [1 John 3.2; Philippians 3. 21] when "the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed" [1 Corinthians 15. 52] to be like HIM forever.  How abundant are the reasons for our thanks to the ETERNAL GOD OF TRUTH for the many precious gifts HE continues to HIS own dear children! 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Thank YOU LORD GOD for filling the heart with marvelous joy and peace, for giving us strength of faith in YOU for even greater tasks.  Our confidence rests solely in YOU, our GREAT, ETERNAL, WONDERFUL LORD.  YOURS, O LORD, is the greatness and the power, the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is YOURS; YOURS is the Kingdom, O LORD, and YOU are exalted above all. YOU are the LIFE of all, the HELP of those that flee to YOU, the HOPE of those who cry to YOU. Cleanse us from our sins, secret and open, and from every thought displeasing to YOUR goodness — purify our bodies and souls, our hearts and consciences, that with a pure heart, and a clear soul, with perfect love and calm hope, we may venture confidently and fearlessly to pray to YOU. Amen
Omer Day 3 / Pesach Day 4 (Festival of Passover/Unleavened Bread) / Chol Hamo’ed (Festival Weekday) 

 

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. 

 

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Messiah's Second Coming
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
The best way to get even is to forgive, and let the LORD handle it! 

 

MESSIAH'S SECOND COMING      
"As I looked on, in the night vision, ONE like the SON OF MAN, came with the clouds of heaven! HE came to the ANCIENT OF DAYS and was presented to HIM. Dominion, glory and kingdom were given to HIM; all peoples and nations of every language must serve HIM. HIS dominion is an everlasting dominion, that shall not pass away, and HIS kingship, one that shall not be destroyed." [Daniel (Danyel) 7. 13 - 14 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

The first time Y’SHUA, the WORD-MADE-FLESH, came, HE walked the earth in humiliation; the second time HE is coming in a blaze of glory!  The first time JESUS came to die; the second time HE will come to judge and reign.  The first time the SON OF MAN came to redeem; when HE returns, the LORD JESUS will claim those HE has redeemed.  YESHUA came once that HIS heel might be bruised by Satan; the RIGHTEOUS ONE must come again to crush the serpent's head and with a rod-of-iron to dash HIS enemies to pieces.  YESHUA ha’MASHIACH came once to wear a crown of thorns.  It is prophesied that HE will come again to wear the diadem of universal dominion.  The first time, nails were hammered through HIS hands.  When HE returns HE will grasp the "SCEPTER OF SOVEREIGNTY" and shall reign forever! 

 

Orthodox Jewish theology teaches that there will be two MESSIAHS.  The first ONE (MESSIAH Ben’Yosef) is to be from the House of Joseph WHO will be killed as HE leads Israel against the invading army who came against the land of Israel. [Ezekiel/Yehezke-El 38 - 39]  And, after the Jewish people repent, ALMIGHTY GOD will provide the second MESSIAH (MESSIAH Ben’David) from the House of David WHO will bring peace and righteousness to the nation. The ancient Jewish commentators explain the two descriptions of MESSIAH in the TANAKH (JEWISH OLD COVENANT) — where HE is described as lowly and WHO will be pierced to death.  "Rejoice greatly! Fair Zion; Shout! Fair Jerusalem! Behold, your KING is coming to you. HE is victorious, triumphant and having salvation, yet humble, riding on an ass, on a donkey foaled by a she-ass...And I will fill the House of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem with the SPIRIT of grace and pity, compassion and supplication; then they shall look on ME WHOM they have pierced; they will lament because of ME about those who are slain, wailing over them as over a favorite son, showing bitter grief over a firstborn." [Zechariah/Zecharyah 9. 9; 12. 10]  Then in Daniel where HE comes with the clouds of heaven. [TALMUD, Succah 52. 1] 

 

However, nearly one out of every thirty verses in the HOLY SCRIPTURE declares the Second Coming of JESUS, the SON OF MAN. To every mention of HIS First Coming, HIS return is stated eight times!   "Now when HE had spoken these things, while they watched, HE was taken up, and a cloud received HIM out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as HE went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same JESUS, WHO was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw HIM go into heaven." [Acts 1. 9 - 11] 

 

These two men in white apparel were angels who announced the return of Y’SHUA.  The angels were not mistaken when they announced the MESSIAH'S first advent.   From Enoch down to the last prophet declared the second appearing of the LORD Y’SHUA.  The HOLY SPIRIT, by the mouths of the apostles, repeatedly said: "JESUS is coming again!" 

 

When the disciples were troubled because they were informed that Y’SHUA would leave them, HE comforted them with these words:  "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in GOD, believe also in ME. In MY FATHER'S house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to MYSELF; that where I am, there you may be also." [John 14. 1 - 3]  GOD'S WORD is true!  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but HIS WORD shall stand forever.  "GOD is not a man, that HE should lie or be capricious, nor mortal to change HIS mind. Would HE speak and not act, promise and not fulfill?" [Numbers (B'Midvar) 23. 19 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

Some may term the second appearing of the ANOINTED ONE, the LORD Y’SHUA as a spiritual coming; but the promise is "this same JESUS."  When MESSIAH ascended into heaven, HE was flesh and bones.  After HIS resurrection, HE appeared to HIS disciples who thought HE was a ghost.  Lovingly, the MASTER encouraged them to handle HIM and see, then HE said — "A spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have."  [Luke 24. 39] 

 

The KING MESSIAH Y’SHUA will have the marks of the wounds in HIS body also.  Thomas (doubting this to be the LORD) was permitted to touch the pierced hands and side of the risen REDEEMER to confirm HIS identity as LORD & SAVIOR.  Yes! this same flesh-and-bones JESUS shall come again as HE promised HE would. 

 

In view of that which is taking place around us, that which our LORD GOD described would occur just before HIS Second Advent.  Each of us who have accepted YESHUA as our MESSIAH, LORD and personal SAVIOR can look up, and lift up our heads rejoicing, for our complete and final redemption draws near! 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
 In YOUR mercy, O LORD, remember us and all YOUR children as we enter a new week. O LOVING FATHER, mindful of YOUR covenant, we pray that YOUR love may never forsake us. Even as the rainbow recalls this covenant, so may each new day bring to all men the thought of YOUR gracious promise. Hasten the time when YOUR Law will be written in every heart, from the smallest to the greatest. Then shall mankind do YOUR will and the reward of righteous service shall be peace.
This is the 17th of Nisan – the 3rd day after Passover when MESSIAH raised victoriously from the grave, this is the Feast of Firstfruits.
Omer Day 2 / Chol HaMo’ed (Festival Weekday) - Pesach/Unleavened Bread 

 

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. 

 

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Risen Messiah
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. 

 

RISEN MESSIAH         
"But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep." [1 Corinthians 15. 20] 

 

The garden tomb belonging to Joseph of Arimathea was the destination for the women, that morning after the Sabbath, for they knew it was the place they had seen Joseph and Nicodemus bury their LORD.  To their amazement, instead of a closed sepulcher, they were greeted by angels with an incredible announcement:  "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek JESUS WHO was crucified. HE is not here; for HE is risen, as HE said. Come, see the place where the LORD lay." [Matthew 28. 5 - 6] 

 

The words, "HE is not here; for HE is risen," is also recorded by Mark [16:5] and Luke [24:6].  John, writing his account many years later, after the story had been widely spread, instead wrote telling of Miriam (Mary) Magdalene and how she had seen Y’SHUA HIMSELF standing outside the tomb and  calling her by name. [John 20. 11 - 16] 

 

Paul the Apostle later wrote to the Corinthian and the Thessalonian churches emphasizing in enthusiastic detail the "many infallible proofs" [Acts 1. 3] that the LORD Y’SHUA is definitely risen from the dead.  Obviously there were some, even at this time, who doubted the dead would live gain; so Paul reminded them, "I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that JESUS died and rose again, even so GOD will bring with HIM those who sleep in JESUS." [1 Thessalonians 4. 13 - 14]  So, "if there is no resurrection of the dead, then CHRIST is not risen. And if CHRIST is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty." [1 Corinthians 15. 13 - 14]  

 

But, preaching is not hopeless nor ineffective! It can be shown that the bodily resurrection of Y’SHUA is a proven fact, as certainly as any other fact in ancient history. "CHRIST is risen from the dead." The LORD MESSIAH is purely "the firstfruits" in the great resurrection promised for all who accept CHRIST as SAVIOR & LORD. MESSIAH Y’SHUA, HIMSELF promised: "Because I live, you will live also." [John 14. 19] Confirming and fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah, "Your dead shall live; together with MY dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust; for your dew is like the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead." [Isaiah/Yeshayah 26. 19]  

 

Indeed, MESSIAH Y’SHUA, the WONDERFUL LOVING REDEEMER is risen and GOD, by HIS abundant mercy definitely "has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of JESUS CHRIST from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away." [1 Peter 1. 3 - 4]  

 

Today HE is calling your name — will you hear and believe?

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
HalleluYAH to the VICTORIOUS SAVIOUR, Y’SHUA! HE IS RISEN & IS ALIVE FOREVERMORE!  Not the grave nor any other power on earth could hold HIM, LORD OF THE SABBATH, the PRINCE OF PEACE, the KING OF GLORY!   May we live as willingly for HIM as HE joyously laid down HIS life for us!  O the love of JESUS — truly there is light & joy, gladness & honour for the people of GOD, our GOD reigns victoriously! Praise HIS DEAR NAME forever.
This is the 1st Day of the Omer. It begins the counting of the 49 days, known as Sefirat ha'Omer – the 50 days between Pesach (Passover) & Shavuoth (Pentecost) the TORAH invites us on a journey into awareness of the MIGHTY ONE. 

 

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

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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).
 

Death & Resurrection
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
If the TORAH is an empty thing, it is because of you, because you don’t know how to expound it. [Genesis Rabbah 1:1]  If you have not found a place for it in your life, it is because you have chosen not to allow its words to enter your heart, your soul, your mind, or your life — where it belongs. 

 

DEATH & RESURRECTION      
"I know that my REDEEMER lives, in the end HE will stand and testify at last on earth. And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see GOD, WHOM I shall see for myself, and my own eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!" [Job (Iyob) 19. 25 - 27 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 

 

When David's infant son died, he exclaimed: "I shall go to him, but he will never come back to me." [2 Samuel (Dibre Hayamin Bet) 12. 23 Tanakh, Nevi'im] And speaking to the LORD GOD, David said, "Then I, justified, will behold YOUR face; awake, I am filled with the vision of YOU." [Psalms (Tehillym) 17. 15 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  David knew that he would be like the LORD at the resurrection.  He, being a Jew, believed in the resurrection from the dead even as another fellow Jew after him believed and wrote:  "Our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the SAVIOR, the LORD MESSIAH Y’SHUA, WHO will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to HIS glorious body, according to the working by which HE is able even to subdue all things to HIMSELF." [Philippians 3. 20 - 21] 

 

When the ALMIGHTY ONE, blessed be HE, appeared to Moses in the burning bush, "I AM HE said the GOD of your fathers, the GOD OF ABRAHAM, the GOD OF ISAAC, and the GOD OF JACOB." [Exodus (Shemot) 3. 6 Tanakh, Torah]  The LORD OF HOST, meant that HE was still their GOD, the ETERNAL ONE, even though they no longer wandered the earth; they continued to be living individuals. [Matthew 22. 32; Mark 12. 26-27; Luke 20. 37-38]  

 

The OLD COVENANT prophets ultimately knew there would be an end to the grave and that there would be a bodily resurrection of the dead.  "Oh, let YOUR dead revive! Let corpses arise! Awake and shout for joy, you who dwell in dust for YOUR dew is like the dew on fresh herbs, YOU make the land of the shades come to life." [Isaiah (Yeshayah) 26. 19 Tanakh, Nevi'im] "Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to everlasting life, some to reproaches, to everlasting abhorrence." [Daniel (Danyel) 12. 2 Tanakh, Kethuvim] They looked forward to the coming of JESUS CHRIST, the KING OF GLORY WHO would, by HIS substitutional death, provide the means of redemption from sin and death for those who will believe. 

 

By HIS death, the LORD Y’SHUA atoned for our sins, taking away the sting of death.  "He who believes in HIM is not condemned." [John 3. 18]   "This is the will of HIM WHO sent ME, that everyone who sees the SON and believes in HIM may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day." [John 6. 40] 

 

How exceedingly important it is that we experience the resurrection to Everlasting Life, and not be among those who will awake to shame, reproach and everlasting contempt. Those who refuse OMNIPOTENT GOD'S FREE GIFT of ETERNAL LIFE made possible in the Y’SHUA ha'MASHIACH, will have nothing but eternal separation from our LOVING GOD, "death and hell will be cast into the Lake of Fire." [Revelation 20. 14] 

 

Why anyone would deliberately make this destructive choice is troublesome and beyond intelligent comprehension.  More willingly, Choose Life today! 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
With the conclusion of Sabbath, comes the Dawn of the New Day for our LORD is alive and reigning forevermore!  HalleluYAH to the KING!
We bow the head and bend the knee and magnify the KING of kings, WHO gave HIS life to redeem us from all our sins, blessed and praised be HE. Amen! 
The celebration of Passover should serve to remind us of our departure from the past and our commitment to obey GOD all the way to HIS Promised Land in holiness and integrity of life. On Passover our mission is to see ourselves as if we are leaving Egypt. We must walk in the very same footsteps as our ancestors did, turning away from the dominant culture, and turning to the LIFE-GIVER WHO’S moral code is taught in the TORAH. This is how we discover real freedom and liberate our souls from the shackles of cultural servitude.
 Have a blessed Passover-Resurrection Season! 

 

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).
 

Pesach (part 2 of 2)
Category: Teaching Topics

A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
Inside each of us is a Pharaoh — inside every Pharaoh is a slave — inside every slave is a Moses. 

 

PESACH  (Part 2 of 2)       
"Now the sojourn of the Children of Israel who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years — to the very day — it came to pass that all the armies of the LORD departed from the land of Egypt. It is a night of solemn observance to the LORD for bringing them out of the land of Egypt; that same night is the LORDS, a solemn observance for all the children of Israel throughout the ages." [Exodus (Shemot) 12. 40 - 42 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

The Children of Israel were owned by Pharaoh, but with his death (Psalms/Tehillym 135.15; 74. 13-14 [Leviathan is a term the rabbis identified with Pharaoh in this instance]), his ownership over them would cease; therefore freeing them to continue on to the Promised Land.  Pharaoh’s approach to their camp was in the evening — "The ANGEL OF GOD, WHO went before the camp of Israel, now moved followed behind them; and the Pillar of Cloud went from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus there was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one could not come near the other all that night. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the Sea and the LORD drove back the Sea by a strong east wind all that night, and made the Sea into dry ground. And the waters were divided." [Exodus (Shemot) 14. 19 - 21 Tanakh, Torah] 

 

In reconstructing the feasible chronology, the children of Israel would have begun the Exodus during the night [Exodus/Shemot 12. 29 - 37] between midnight and dawn.  The first portion of their journey carried them to Sukkot, evidently to secure the body of Joseph. [see Exodus/Shemot 13. 19 - 20]  The Israelites pitched their tents there [Numbers/B’Midvar 33. 5] while Moses has Joseph’s coffin reclaimed. The journey continues on to Etham [Numbers/B’Midvar 33. 6], where the people camp for the night.  Then they journeyed to Pi Hahiroth (means: mouth of the gorges) next to the Sea. [Numbers/B’Midvar 33. 7]  It is here, in the evening that Pharaoh approaching the Hebrew camp, was held back by the pillar of fire and cloud allowing the Israelites crossing Yom Suph (the Red Sea).  "Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that the LORD looked down upon the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud, and HE troubled the army of the Egyptians. And HE took off their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty; and the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians." Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen." And Moses stretched out his hand over the Sea; and when the morning appeared, the Sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea." [Exodus/Shemot 14. 24 - 27] 

 

According to The Biblical & Historical Background of the Jewish Holy Days (by Abraham P. Block) the Exodus out of Egypt began on a Friday (15th), which would cause the crossing of the Sea to occur on a Sunday (17th).  The Pesach lamb had been slain on the 14th of Abib (which in that year was on a Thursday), the Israelites left Egypt and retrieved the bones of Joseph on the 15th (Friday), and crossed the Sea on the 17th (Sunday). 

 

The LORD Y’SHUA was placed in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea (Ramah). [Matthew 27. 57 - 61]  Ramah, the city of Joseph, means "a height…as a seat of idolatry" in Hebrew.  As mentioned, Moses had also gone to the tomb of another Joseph to retrieve his body; thereby leaving his tomb empty. [Joseph told the Children of Israel that GOD would visit them and that they should carry up his bones from Egypt with them, when they left. When he died, they embalmed him and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. see Genesis/Berepoo 50:25-26] 
 Joseph of Egypt, the seat of idolatry, had been an excellent picture of the coming MESSIAH Y’SHUA by all that had happened in his life; he was hated by his brothers, cast into a pit, sold as a slave, falsely accused, committed to the dungeon; but, through the SPIRIT OF GOD, was raised to be ruler of Egypt second only to Pharaoh.  He was sent by GOD to preserve life, during the famine.  In later years, he revealed himself to his brothers, who thought him to be the ruler of the Gentiles, rather than one of their own brothers.  Even though Joseph holds the power of death in his hand for the sins of his brothers, he extends mercy and forgiveness.  Joseph means "GOD will add" showing that there is another coming after him.  This was fulfilled by his brother, Benjamin, which means "son of my right hand."  Y’SHUA’S first coming proclaimed the promise of HIS second coming; and HE is the SON seated at the right hand of GOD. 

 

"Hag ha’Matzah or FESTIVAL OF UNLEAVENED BREAD" is the second spring festival that commemorates the events of the night of the 15th of Aviv/Nisan — the meal of the lamb with unleavened bread and bitter herbs — and the actual departure from Egypt.  During this week-long feast, the Children of Israel are commanded to eat matzo (unleavened bread). 

 

Our prayer is for people to know the hand of the LORD is mighty, and that all would know and fear the LORD GOD forever.  Have a blessed Passover!

 

Sha'alu (Pray) for the Shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
Welcoming Sabbath Pesach“Festival of Passover” [Reading: Exodus 12:21-51; Numbers 28:16-25; Joshua 5:2 – 6:1; John 19:31 -20:1]
 Entering Sabbath and recalling Ta’anit Bechorot – the Fast of the Firstborn that will begin at dawn. The Passover lamb would have been slaughtered, Exodus 12:6; Deuteronomy 16:6; and the Seder begins in the evening, Exodus 12:8
The HOLY ONE bless and fill you with HIS Holy Commandments and call us to occupy ourselves with the LIFE-GIVING WORDS of TORAH. And, may your ever-growing faith grant you the privilege to witness and experience the marvelous miracle of being delivered from the yoke of slavery to sin.
 Blessings to each of you this Passover/Resurrection Season 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).
 

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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