A Call to Righteousness in Messiah Yeshua

‘Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) is in you? Unless you fail to meet the test…’ — Shaul, 2 Corinthians 13:5 And I saw a new Heaven and a new Earth, for the first Heaven […]

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70+ NT Excerpts On Yeshua In Relation to the Most High

‘In that day, HaShem will be One and His Name One.’ — Zekharyah (Zechariah) 14:9b ‘Yeshua [Jesus] answered, ‘The most important [commandment] is, ‘Hear, Yisrael: HaShem is our G-d, HaShem is One. And you shall love HaShem your G-d…” — Mark 12:29-30a, cf. Devarim (Deuteronomy) 6:4-5 ‘For HaShem your G-d is G-d of the gods and […]

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Jacob’s Faith: Godliness With Contentment

Ya’akov Avinu (Our Father Jacob) is an excellent example of the righteousness of faith that is in Mashiakh Yeshua (Messiah Jesus), Tzidkenu (Our Righteouness). Like Avraham (Abraham) his [grand]father, Ya’akov Avinu received the promise of G-d by faith. He believed G-d (cf. Bereshit / Genesis 15:1-6), so it was counted to him as righteousness. In […]

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Isaac’s Faith: Persevering Through Persecution

By Joshua Spurlock Since the days of Kayin (Cain) and Hevel (Abel), the righteous have been persecuted by the wicked. For Am Yisrael (the people of Israel), this has been especially true. The servants of the Lord Yeshua (Jesus) have suffered for their sincere faith from the beginning, and unbelieving Jews, too, have suffered for centuries because […]

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Rivkah: Woman of Faith

By Joshua Spurlock Avraham (Abraham) is a hero of our faith. He left everything with a promise from G-d. He lived for decades with the unshakable belief that HaShem (the LORD) would give him an heir in spite of the trial of infertility. Can anyone possibly approach the faith of Avraham? Actually, Avraham—spiritual giant that […]

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We Stand On HaShem’s Promises to Avraham

By Joshua Spurlock The first words recorded in Scripture between Avraham (Abraham) and HaShem (the LORD) are truly astounding. After calling Avraham (then known as Avram / Abram) to leave his homeland and his relatives, HaShem gives a stunning promise to him that would change the world. “And I will make of you a great […]

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Judgment by Fire is Coming Like the Flood

By Joshua Spurlock It was an ordinary day. The sun rose as it always does. People did went about their usual business. There were sad moments and moments of rejoicing, just like any other time. And then it happened: The rain started to fall, and before anyone could do anything to save themselves, the whole […]

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The New Man: Like God, Again

By Joshua Spurlock The Serpent’s most crafty deception was telling Khavah (Eve) that she could be like God. As we read in Parashat Bereshit, “But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God [Elohim] knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be […]

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Rejoice in the Lord Always & Again at Sukkot!

By Joshua Spurlock The English word “joy” and related words (such as “joyful”) appear 203 times in the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible. The first instance of the English word “joy” in the ESV is in reference to Chag HaSukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles), in the Book of Devarim (Deuteronomy). “For seven days […]

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The Day of Atonement & The Divine Coverings

By Joshua Spurlock There is an intersection between atonement, coverings, and a close relationship with HaShem (the LORD). When HaShem told Moshe (Moses) to build the Aron (Ark), he was to make it with a Keporet Zahav (gold cover, Cf. Shemot / Exodus 25:17). Above the Aron, HaShem would meet with Moshe, the representative of Yisrael […]

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