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Jesus or Yeshua?

Jesus_2013v1_Yeshua_600x450 Where does the name ‘Yeshua’ come from? Don’t  most people call him ‘Jesus’? The name Yeshua is a shortened version of the name Yehoshua or Joshua and is the literal Hebrew word for Salvation.  Around the time of Jesus’ birth the names ‘Yeshu’ and ‘Yeshua’ were not uncommon. Reading right to left, the Hebrew letters which spell Yeshua are:  Yod, Shin, Vav, Ayin. Read More

 

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Yeshua is the Lamb of God

Yeshua the Lamb of God

The Lamb of God was predicted in the Old Testament, from the very first lamb that was slain.

From the time in Genesis 3 when Adam and Eve first sinned, their sin needed to be atoned for.

The wages of sin is death.  God, in his gracious love chose an innocent animal to atone for their sin by shedding it’s blood.

The animal whose skin was used to cover their nakedness  may even  have been a lamb.  God may even have sacrificed the animal in front of Adam and Eve.

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On Palm Sunday, Yeshua Revealed Himself as Messiah

Palm Sunday, Yeshua Messiah Revealed

Today is Palm Sunday, which marks the precise day that Yeshua  was prophesied to reveal himself as Israel’s Messiah by riding into Jerusalem on a young donkey.
The crowds recognized their Messiah, shouting “Hosanna!  Blessed is he who who comes in the name of the Lord!”  as they waved palm branches before laying them on the ground in front of their king. Read More

 

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Truth, Half-Truths and Lies: “Christ at the Checkpoint” anti-Israel Conference

Palestinian Christians and Zionism
For as long as I can remember, the Middle East has been in turmoil. Arabs and Jews appear to have been at each others throats since the day Israel was reborn as a modern nation in may of 1948 (that very day also being known as “al-Nakba” or “the Catastrophe” in the Islamic culture). Read More
 

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Messiah Yeshua and Hanukkah are Connected!

Jewish Menorah Yeshua and Hanukkah

The holiday of Hanukkah, also known as The Feast of Dedication or Feast of the Maccabees begins tonight at sundown.

This holiday is a man-made holiday, not a a feast day ordained by God, so it it is not mentioned in the Jewish bible; the Torah, the Haftorah or Tanakh, but is celebrated by Jews around the world.  Hanukkah is a sequence of 8 days set aside to praise and thank God for his faithfulness and miraculous power.  The celebration is remembering a victory of the Jews over the Greko/Syrians in 165 B.C.  by the retaking and re-dedication of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.  The highlight of Hanukkah is known as the Miracle of Lights which involves the large 7-branch menorah in the temple.  Read More

 

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What Does Yeshua Mean?

Yeshua is a name which means ‘Salvation’ in Hebrew.

Who is Yeshua?  Yeshua is the same as Jesus Christ of the New Testament Bible, and the same as the Messiah which was prophesied to come through the Jewish people over and again in the Old Testament Bible which is known as the Tanakh to the Jews. Read More