This week our Torah portion was "Bo." Bo means come or go. We read about the last three plagues as the shift in the balance of power between Moshe (Moses) and Pharaoah comes to a completion. It is now clear to all that YHVH is the true Elohim (God) and that Pharaoh and the gods of Egypt (Mitzraim) are powerless against Him. Now, the Children of Israel, Pharoah, Egypt and all the nations around know that He is YHVH and His Name has become great in the eyes of the nations. In this portion, the Pesach (Passover) is given to the nation of Israel. We gain greater insight into the ministry of Y'shua as well as future prophecy as we gain greater understanding into these "rehearsals" and "shadows." That which has been, will be again....
This week we continued our discussion on the topic of kosher. What does the phrase "common and unclean" mean? What about Peter's vision? In what ways does biblically kosher differ from kosher as defined rabbinically? We discuss these and other issues including some of the common christian objections for following a biblically kosher diet.
Last week the Torah portion was Va'era. "Va'era" means "and I appeared." YHVH begins to reveal Himself in a special and unique way to the Children of Israel. We begin to see the balance of power shift from Pharoah and the gods of Egypt to YHVH, the Elohim of the Hebrews and His servant Moshe. (Moses) We gain greater insight into how humilty and suffering ultimately brings an exalting. In contrast, we see how unbelief, pride and rebellion bring about blindness and destruction.
The some denominations of the Church teaches a theology called "The Rapture". There are even 3 variations of a rapture, pre, mid and post tribulational. What exactly is this Rapture and how does it compare to scripture? Join James Schoonover as we compare this theological arguments for and against. Study it out and make up your own mind.
Join us this week for more in-depth discussions as we examine the various filters of seeing and thinking that we all have. Are we seeing the Bible as it is, or are we merely seeing it through the lenses of culture, religion and language that we have inherited? We will be discussing some of the distinctions between Hebrew thinking and seeing in contrast with the more common Greek thinking that we are more typically accustomed to. Say no to the status quo and begin to see the scriptures come alive like never before.