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Roy Schoeman Podcasts
January 22, 2022 — Interview with Rod Bennett, author of “Four Witnesses”, about the early Church

Roy Schoeman Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 61:53


Tales from the Crypt
#296: Messianic Bitcoin with Erik Cason

Tales from the Crypt

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 129:59


Join Marty as he sits down with Erik Cason to discuss Messianic Bitcoin and other cosmic topics. Follow Erik on Twitter Subscribe to Crypto Sovereignty Shoutout to our sponsors: Cash App Unchained Capital Braiins HodlHodl Bitcoin 2022 - use the code TFTC for 10% off

Messianic Torah Observant Israel
Episode 706: Evil | Part 3

Messianic Torah Observant Israel

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 71:53


People typically don't engage in normal conversation on the topic of ‘evil', although maybe a glancing discussion when they see something in a news headline or a movie/TV show that portrays something as they perceive as evil. But, do you know how much ‘evil' is written about in your Bible? Do you know what the true, scriptural definition of ‘evil' is? How does this knowledge affect your walk of faith.Rabbi Steve Berkson is one of the small few that would take on the challenge of teaching from scripture about the topic of ‘evil'. You will be amazed and often surprised as Rabbi Berkson dissects the verses from the Bible, one-by-one if necessary, to teach what he has discovered and how these discoveries will definitely impact your life – both physically and spiritually.Rabbi Berkson decides to start from the beginning, in the book of Genesis, as he has done in other teachings, to provide a comprehensive understanding of this topic. • 2 Kings 17:6 Israel provoked Elohim and were exiled• 2 Kings 17:11 Believing someone is a mouthpiece for Yahweh• We have to stop playing• Are all Messianic's the same?• Stiff-necked?• What if you're wrong?• Elohim works through people• 2 Kings 17:15 Worthless• 2 Kings 17:16 Same thing, only different• Job 1:1 Job “turned aside from evil”• Job was not doing because he was blessed, he was blessed because he was doingDon't miss out on new teachings every week. Please click on the "LIKE" button if this podcast has been a blessing to you.For more information about MTOI (Messianic Torah Observant Israel), visit our website, https://mtoi.org.Join us on Social media!  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mtoiworldwideFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mtoiworldwide/Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mtoiworldwideWe are located in Cleveland TN. If you would like to know more about us, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to visit us on our website, https://mtoi.org, email us at admin@mtoi.org or call us at 423-250-3020. Join us for Shabbat Services & Torah Study LIVE Streamed on our Main YouTube Channel every Saturday at 1:15 pm (EST) and every Tuesday for Torah Study Live Stream at 6:30 pm (EST).

Tanach Study
Yeshayahu Perek 11: Messianic Bliss

Tanach Study

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022


Yeshayahu Perek 11: Messianic Bliss This perek in Sefer Yeshayahu is taught by Rabbi Albert Setton TanachStudy.com  

Roy Schoeman Podcasts
January 15, 2022 — Readings from Desert Father (11th Century) and Charlie Rich

Roy Schoeman Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 55:05


TOV
The Rapture: Paul's Hope & Comfort

TOV

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 30:52


Does studying the rapture provide benefits for our daily living? Levi Hazen explores Paul's teachings about the rapture as found in 1 Thess. 4 & 5.

Roy Schoeman Podcasts
January 8, 2022 — Epiphany, and the Baptism of the Lord — Spiritual Reflections

Roy Schoeman Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 55:26


Roy bases his reflections of Dom Gueranger’s “The Liturgical Year”

Rabbi Yakov Bronsteyn - Parsha Classes
239. Bo - The Language of Messianic Times

Rabbi Yakov Bronsteyn - Parsha Classes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 42:17


We discuss the prophecy of Zephaniah about the language to be spoken in Messianic times. We explain the Ohr HaChaim HaKodesh regarding why Moshe didn't use his staff for the plague of Darkness.

The Remnant Radio's Podcast
How Essential Are Oils For Christians?

The Remnant Radio's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 61:57


How Essential Are Oils For Christians?Donate (Paypal)https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GC2Z86XHHG4X6___________________________________________________________________________________Exclusive Content (Patreon)https://www.patreon.com/TheRemnantRadio__________________________________________________________________________________We're social! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRemnantRadioInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theremnantradio/___________________________________________________________________________________Our Favorite Bookshttps://www.amazon.com/shop/theremnantradio___________________________________________________________________________________Michael Rowntree's Church Wellspringhttps://wellspringdfw.org/___________________________________________________________________________________Michael Miller's Church Reclamation Churchhttps://reclamationdenver.com/___________________________________________________________________________________Conferencehttp://propheticreformationokc.com/___________________________________________________________________________________Kairos Classroom: Use Promo Code Remnant for 10% offhttps://kairosclassroom.com/classesIntroduction To The Gospel of Mark: With Dr. Craig KeenerThis is the first instalment of 19 episodes with Dr. Craig Keener walking us through the Gospel of Mark. In this video, Dr. Keener gives us an overview of the Gospel of mark introducing us to the themes, literary genre, and patterns to recognize as we study through Mark. We discuss the Messianic secret, the pace and intensity of the Gospel of Mark, and the bleak nature of Marks story ark. Donate (Paypal)https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GC2Z86XHHG4X6___________________________________________________________________________________Exclusive Content (Patreon)https://www.patreon.com/TheRemnantRadio__________________________________________________________________________________We're social! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRemnantRadioInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theremnantradio/___________________________________________________________________________________Our Favorite Bookshttps://www.amazon.com/shop/theremnantradio___________________________________________________________________________________Michael Rowntree's Church Wellspringhttps://wellspringdfw.org/___________________________________________________________________________________Michael Miller's Church Reclamation Churchhttps://reclamationdenver.com/___________________________________________________________________________________Conferencehttp://propheticreformationokc.com/___________________________________________________________________________________Kairos Classroom: Use Promo Code Remnant for 10% offhttps://kairosclassroom.com/classes__________________________________________________________________________________The Gospel Of Mark Group Packets https://the-remnant-radio.creator-spring.com/listing/the-gospel-of-mark-workbooks

The Remnant Radio's Podcast
Introduction To The Gospel of Mark: With Dr. Craig Keener

The Remnant Radio's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 41:46


Introduction To The Gospel of Mark: With Dr. Craig KeenerThis is the first installment of 19 episodes with Dr. Craig Keener walking us through the Gospel of Mark. In this video, Dr. Keener gives us an overview of the Gospel of mark introducing us to the themes, literary genre, and patterns to recognize as we study through Mark. We discuss the Messianic secret, the pace and intensity of the Gospel of Mark, and the bleak nature of Marks story ark. Donate (Paypal)https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GC2Z86XHHG4X6___________________________________________________________________________________Exclusive Content (Patreon)https://www.patreon.com/TheRemnantRadio__________________________________________________________________________________We're social! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRemnantRadioInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theremnantradio/___________________________________________________________________________________Our Favorite Bookshttps://www.amazon.com/shop/theremnantradio___________________________________________________________________________________Michael Rowntree's Church Wellspringhttps://wellspringdfw.org/___________________________________________________________________________________Michael Miller's Church Reclamation Churchhttps://reclamationdenver.com/___________________________________________________________________________________Conferencehttp://propheticreformationokc.com/___________________________________________________________________________________Kairos Classroom: Use Promo Code Remnant for 10% offhttps://kairosclassroom.com/classes__________________________________________________________________________________The Gospel Of Mark Group Packets https://the-remnant-radio.creator-spring.com/listing/the-gospel-of-mark-workbooks

Christian Men at Work Podcast
Visualizing Priorities-Selah64-CMAW161

Christian Men at Work Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 23:42


S I'd like to talk about priorities.  At the beginning of a calendar year we often think about goals and a big part of goals is priorities. I like visual aids. We all learn differently and some of us, many of us, are primarily visual learners, I guess that's why the phrase a picture is worth a thousand words is so well known and why YouTube is the worlds largest search engine   I know this is an audio podcast and I'm going to talk about visualizing our life priorities, but stick with me. 3 ways to visualize priorities, specifically desired priorities for the listeners of this podcast as we strive to live out our faith through our work #1-numbered List from top to bottom  Just like when we were kids in Sunday school the right Christian answer was “Jesus” to almost every question  We'll here's the Sunday school Jesus answer to this question of how we should prioritize our life  God, wife, kids, job, church, ministry, friendships, evangelism Problem is it doesn't deal with reality By that I mean 2 things  First, it doesn't reflect where we are at now Here are 2 charts that reflect most people today Work, Netflix, misc Netflix, work, misc Because that well Intentioned goal is so far from our reality we can feel condemned and don't bother to even think any further about and just accept that we're in a fallen world and we'll get it right in heaven But Jesus prayed that Gods will be done on earth as it is in heaven and I think we all want to live out God's will now including at our work God told Adam and us to take dominion over the earth and our lives and that command from God didn't change just because of the fall Other thing I mean by that list not reflecting reality is that it doesn't define what priority means or provide a way to measure this. For example, is priority from this list measured by time? If it's time we've got a problem because  We spend more time at work than anything else but most of us would not consider putting work at the top of our priority list to be the correct Christian answer We do have some control over how much of our time is spent on work, e.g. work locally not traveling sales, don't bring your work laptop home, but you still have roughly a minimum 8 hour work day which means you're spending half of your waking hours or arguably half of your life at work If this prioritized list is not a reflection of time, what does it reflect or measure?  intensity of feelings? you see the problem #2-Word clouds or tag clouds are graphical representations of word frequency that give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in a source text -better, but still only represents either desired state or current state not both  #3-TWC-God at center with spokes going out  Shows how God is not a part of our lives but ruling every aspect of our lives In Deut 6:9-10, after reviewing the 10 commandments Moses said " 4 “Hear, O Israel: [b]The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." This is recited by Jewish believers regularly and in our Messianic congregation every week and is referred to as the Shema.  Among other things, the Shema reminds me that God wants us to live our whole lives dedicated to Him, not just from birth to death but from sunrise to sunset, every activity, every relationship, every thought.  He's a jealous God.  He doesn't want robots but He also doesn't want us living our lives on our own.  He wants to be a part of every part of our lives and that absolutely includes our work.  And just a part of our lives, but ruling ov Here are few other verses that touch on the type of life we're talking about: John 17:20-23, Jesus prayed “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who [j]will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me." I can't completely get my head around what Jesus is saying there but I know it's awesome. I also see in that a reminder that we are made in God's image and when we're born again we are a new creation as Paul says in 2 Cor. 5:17.  A few verses later, in 2 Cor:20, Paul says "Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God".  Do you think of yourself as an ambassador at your work in the same way an ambassador represent the United States when in another country? Galations 2:20 says "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." Do these verses sound like we're just a bunch of sinners saved by grace waiting to go to heaven, living mundane and purposeless lives, thinking of our work as a necessary evil to pay the bills but otherwise are working for the weekend or waiting for retirement? No we are children of the living God, blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. So, to finish my thoughts, a picture of wheel with God at the center and the spokes jutting out representing all the different aspects of our lives including our work may not be the perfect picture of how we are to prioritize our lives in general and this year in 2022, but I think it's a useful one and I hope it's helpful to you.   E   To remain in silence is sin - James 4:7-10   Also notes from our Men's Breakfast this past Saturday, where Damon Hinkle spoke about evangelizing based on the 2nd commandment.  I'll have a link to the video of that teaching in the shownotes. https://youtu.be/C86hcVx2cyU Something they would carry around They give the image the power in their mind idolatry found throughout scripture  God doesn't share his glory except with the Son If someone says god of Islam is same god, bring up your own experiences making stuff  If you make something you want to take credit for it  If someone says “to me” focus on what they're about to say, some type of truth claim My goal is not to defeat what they're saying but to get them to defend it, ask them what does the Word say about that? We want to intrigue them to dig into it the truth, not upset them Trying to love God and love your neighbor at the same time, also called friendship evangelism If they're very hostile then shut it down  They may try to trip you up and ask some detail about the Bible Challenge on them and ask them why they're asking that If I ask all your questions will you repent? At work, listen to what people say so you're ready when you're talking to them. Springboard questions include “what kind of upbringing did you have?” Your goal is for them to examine themselves not beat them up, get them to true repentance  Ask a question to prove you're listening  By asking they're connecting with you and you're growing in love toward them  Prayer is key, have a prayer list   L Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense. Proverbs 12:11 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Proverbs%2012:11&version=ESV   A To support this podcast check out https://www.patreon.com/davehilgendorf   H   Jokes   I didn't used to be a fan of facial hair, but it's starting to grow on me (good one to throw in their stealth like you're just making a comment then zing)   Want to finish up this episode with some encouragement. I suspect many of you listen on your way to work. Whether you work in a large city or in an office with a lot of people, or stop At Walmart on your way home it's easy to feel like we're just a number going through this life in a sea of faces. Please click the link in the show notes for what I consider a classic song by Kutless that speaks to this issue to help you start your day. If you're not familiar with Kutless and want to hear more check out Live From Portland which is one of my all time favorite CD's where I first heard this song https://youtu.be/jLHE4P-B2FA

Christ Church NYC
The Messiah's Messianic Program | Matthew 4:12-25

Christ Church NYC

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022


Collected Talks of David Solomon
#109 The Messianic Idea in Jewish History (4)

Collected Talks of David Solomon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 87:18


New episodes will resume in February 2022. In the final part of this series, David explores messiahs of the modern period of Jewish history and the dangers of mystical attempts to bring about redemption. Among the figures David discusses are: Yosef Della Reina Rabbi Avraham ben Eliezer ha-Levi Shlomo Molcho and David haReuveni Asher Lemlein … Continue reading "#109 The Messianic Idea in Jewish History (4)" The post #109 The Messianic Idea in Jewish History (4) first appeared on David Solomon. Related posts: #108 The Messianic Idea in Jewish History (3) #107 The Messianic Idea in Jewish History (2) #106 The Messianic Idea in Jewish History (1)

Sermon Podcasts
Chuck Ott - Does Torah Obedience Place Me Under a Curse?

Sermon Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 73:06


TBC Glassboro Sermons and More
The Messianic Crisis - Matthew 2:13-25

TBC Glassboro Sermons and More

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 39:28


Understanding Jewish forms of interpretation is critical to correctly interpreting the prophetical statements of Matthew 2:12-23. In the final pericope of Matthew 2, three crises are presented — the threat from Herod the Great, the massacre of the innocent, and the threat from Archelaus. Each crisis is presented with the Messianic Child as the central figure. Hence, Matthew 2:13-23 presents the Messianic Crisis.

Shema Yisrael Podcasts
Have You Built An Altar?

Shema Yisrael Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022


What is an altar?  How important are altars in the Tenakh?  Have you built any altars?  Are your altars built for G-d or for something else? Mark Stone answers these questions and more in this teaching given on January 1, 2022 the 28th day of Teves, 5782.  To learn more about or from Congregation Shema Yisrael visit our Facebook page or website at www.shemayisrael.org Click here to listen to Have You Built An Altar?

Messianic Shabbat - The Harvest
The Gospel of Jesus

Messianic Shabbat - The Harvest

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 33:47


When Christian believers think of the essential message of Jesus, they think of things like love, forgiveness, grace, justice, and mercy. If we are Messianic believers, we tend to think it was Israel, the Torah and the Prophets, or perhaps the covenant of Moses. Would it surprise you to discover it was none of these things? Most believers are surprised and inspired when they find out what Jesus Himself said His core message was. Join us as we explore His life giving and empowering fundamental message!

Beth Ariel LA Podcast
Messianic Perspective Episode 70, 01-07-22

Beth Ariel LA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 1:00


Rabbi Gary teaches the Jewishness of Christianity, In this episode, Gary discusses "To The Jew First". This 1 minute radio feature will air on KKLA 99.5 in Los Angeles, beginning Jan 7, 2022, on Fridays during rush hour.

Beth Ariel LA Podcast
Messianic Perspective Episode 71, 01-14-22

Beth Ariel LA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 1:00


Rabbi Gary teaches the Jewishness of Christianity, In this episode, Gary continues to discuss "To The Jew First". This 1 minute radio feature will air on KKLA 99.5 in Los Angeles, beginning Jan 14, 2022, on Fridays during rush hour.

Beth Ariel LA Podcast
Messianic Perspective Episode 73, 01-28-22

Beth Ariel LA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 1:00


Rabbi Gary teaches the Jewishness of Christianity, In this episode, Gary continues to discuss The Chosen People. This 1 minute radio feature will air on KKLA 99.5 in Los Angeles, beginning Jan 28, 2022, on Fridays during rush hour.

Beth Ariel LA Podcast
Messianic Perspective Episode 72, 01-21-22

Beth Ariel LA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 1:00


Rabbi Gary teaches the Jewishness of Christianity, In this episode, Gary discusses The Chosen People. This 1 minute radio feature will air on KKLA 99.5 in Los Angeles, beginning Jan 21, 2022, on Fridays during rush hour.

Emmaus Church Sermons
The Messianic Resumé - 12.25.2021 - Matthew 1:1-18

Emmaus Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 22:08


Christmas Day 2021 Pastor Nathan Scheck

Prophecy on SermonAudio
The Prophesied Messianic Son

Prophecy on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 43:00


A new MP3 sermon from Central Bible Church of Aurora is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: The Prophesied Messianic Son Subtitle: Holidays Speaker: Russell Whittaker Broadcaster: Central Bible Church of Aurora Event: Sunday Service Date: 12/26/2021 Bible: Isaiah 9:6 Length: 43 min.

Landmark Church
God's Sovereign Plan--A sign is given

Landmark Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 23:58


Today we examine the back story of how one of the greatest Messianic prophecies came about. How a not so dedicated King had been given a great opportunity to help boost his faith and trust in God.

Dothan Messianic Fellowship

Join Gabe Rutledge and the rest of Dothan Messianic Fellowship as we continue our study through the book of Acts from a Messianic perspective. www.dothanmessianicfellowship.com 

TBC Glassboro Sermons and More
The Messianic Certification - Matthew 2:1-10

TBC Glassboro Sermons and More

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 40:22


In establishing Jesus' qualifications to be the Messiah, and by extension King, Matthew first set forth the Messianic chronicle in Matthew 1:1-17. The chronicle entailed how Jesus is both Son of Abraham and Son of David. As the greater Son of both Abraham and Davide, Jesus is qualified to be the Messiah because He is Jewish born and descended from David's royal line. Matthew then presented the Messianic confirmation in Matthew 1:18-25. The Messianic confirmation of Mary's Child involved a twofold sign in fulfillment of Isaiah 7:14 — “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. The term sign (ʾôt) denotes a miraculous event performed by a divine being. According to Isaiah, the Child's conception via a virgin and the name she gives to Him were divinely designed extraordinary events confirming that He is indeed the Messiah. Next, in Matthew 2:1-10, Matthew provides the Messianic certification, again proving Jesus' qualification to be the Messiah and, as such, King. Here, Jesus' Messiahship is certified by three objects — the Star, the City, and the Magi.

Sermon Podcasts
Doug Friedman - The Three Myths of Christmas

Sermon Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 21:10


Christian Natural Health
Elizabeth's Story from Luke 1 (Related to the Christmas Story)

Christian Natural Health

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 28:24


Today's meditation and retelling comes from Luke 1:5-25, 39-80. Background music by www.bensound.com. Foreword:  Zacharias and Elizabeth are the only other truly elderly couple in scripture to bear a child, besides Abraham and Sarah. There are a lot of parallels between Isaac and John the Baptist. Why this couple, and why now? Why did his need to be a “miraculous” birth?  Gabriel did tell Zacharias that his prayers for a child were heard (Luke 1:13), so we know that Zacharias and Elizabeth wanted children long before this. Zacharias's response to Gabriel's good news was skepticism, based upon their ages (Luke 1:18), which suggests that he'd given up praying for children long ago, when he thought that it was too late. But given all the promises in scripture for fertility for those who followed the Lord, and the fact that this couple was blameless (Luke 1:6), I'm sure they wondered why it seemed that the Lord had not fulfilled His end of the promise. Elizabeth also called her barrenness a “reproach” (Luke 1:25). We know from the question the disciples asked Jesus about the man who was blind from birth (John 9:1-5) that it was a common belief among Israelites that physical ailments were a direct punishment for personal sin. Thus, like blameless Job, the people likely would have believed that it was some sin on their part that had kept them from bearing children all these years.  Yet God had not forgotten them… it just took faith and patience (a lot of it!) for them to inherit this particular promise (Hebrews 6:12). One reason for this likely is because John's conception and birth would have caused such a stir, and attracted such attention. Gabriel appears to Zacharias while he is performing his duties at the Temple, and the fact that he is subsequently struck dumb alerts everyone who was waiting for him outside the temple that he must have seen a vision (Luke 1:21-22). Then, after five months of seclusion, elderly Elizabeth reveals to all that she is pregnant. Imagine the whispers! She gives birth to the child, and then on the eighth day they break with all tradition and name him John, a name found nowhere in their lineage. As soon as Zacharias complies with Gabriel's final decree, his tongue is loosed, and he announces to all the onlookers that this is to be the prophet they have all been waiting for these four hundred years. Had his conception and birth been ordinary, this child would not have caused such a stir, or such expectation (Luke 1:65-66).  That's one reason why the Lord probably chose an elderly, faithful couple to be the parents of John the Baptist. But I suspect the other reason is because Elizabeth and Mary were close relatives (Luke 1:36). (In my retelling, I imagined that she was her great aunt, though the scriptures don't say what their exact relationship is.) They obviously knew each other well, though, because Mary goes to stay with Elizabeth for three months. This close relationship with another woman who had a miracle pregnancy was probably very important for Mary, who was being asked to take such an enormous step of faith, knowing she would be ostracized for getting pregnant out of wedlock. Not only does Elizabeth's pregnancy confirm Gabriel's words for Mary, but then the Lord reveals to Elizabeth that Mary, too, is pregnant, by the Holy Spirit, and with the Son of God (Luke 1:42-45)! I'm sure Mary very much needed this confirmation of the angel's word to her, and the encouragement.  While scripture never talks about the relationship between Jesus and John the Baptist as children, given the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth and the prophetic connection between the two boys' lives, they must have known each other before they each stepped into their ministries. And Jesus was born “in the fullness of time” (Galatians 4:4-7); he could not have come any earlier than He did. His forerunner had to just barely precede him. So had the Lord granted Zacharias and Elizabeth's prayer for children any earlier, they could not have been the parents of John the Baptist. I also suspect that John's later evangelistic success was in part due to the widespread knowledge of his miraculous birth. This great honor was reserved for a faithful couple, a couple who would continue to believe in Him, even when it looked like His word had failed. But this couple—or Elizabeth, at least—knew that God's promises never fail (1 Kings 8:56). He cannot lie (1 Samuel 15:29). His word is firmly fixed in the heavens (Psalm 119:89-90).  Zacharias's muteness may have been a punishment for his unbelief, but I think Elizabeth's interpretation in the retelling is more accurate. Scripture makes very clear that death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21, and throughout Proverbs), and that we will have what we say (Numbers 14:28-29). Zacharias's protest to Gabriel expressed unbelief; it may well have been that Gabriel struck him mute so that he could not stop John's conception and birth from coming to pass by speaking forth his doubts.  The end of Malachi 4:6, prophesying the return of Elijah before the Messiah, says, “lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” That was the last word from the prophets for four hundred years. What a strange statement—that without the forerunner to prepare the way for the Lord, Jesus might have cursed the earth rather than redeem it! It's hard to imagine Jesus doing such a thing; yet in His second coming, He will judge those who refuse to repent. Apparently the first and second coming could have been one and the same, without John's six month ministry calling the people to a baptism of repentance (Luke 3). In those six months, John became incredibly well known, and his impact continued even long after his death. In fact, after Jesus' resurrection and ascension, the great apostle Apollos preached the Word accurately, but he knew of only the baptism of John (Acts 18:25). Paul found that even Gentile believers in Ephesus knew only the baptism of John, and had not heard of the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:1-5). John's teaching of repentance from sins clearly spread far and wide, long after both his death, and the death and resurrection of Jesus. His ministry, preparing the way for the Messiah, long outlasted him. Many churches today, and many believers, in a way still only preach the baptism of John. They focus exclusively on repentance from sins, a necessary first step to prepare the way for the fruits and gifts that come from the baptism of the Holy Spirit. But repentance is meant to be the preparation, not the end in itself. John himself said this (Luke 3:16). We need the baptism of the Holy Spirit, just as the disciples did in order to fulfill their calling (Luke 24:49). We can't do it without Him.  Fictionalized Retelling: “Goodbye, my love.” Zacharias kissed me, and threw his traveling cloak around his shoulders before mounting his donkey. Then he added with a teasing wink, “Try to stay out of trouble.” I smiled at his little joke. We lived in the hill country of Judea, we kept no servants, and we were childless—so I would be all alone, and could not possibly get up to any trouble even if I had wanted to. Usually when Zacharias's turn came to serve as a priest in the temple, I spent the time gardening, tending our few livestock, and experimenting with new dishes to feed Zacharias when he returned home.  “What will you do with yourself?” he asked the customary question, expecting my answer to be the same as always. Today, though, it wasn't. “You know… I've been drawn to the books of the kings lately, for some reason. I think I'll study that.” My husband had taught me to read in our early marriage. When I was younger, I required his help in interpreting what I read. Now that I was in my seventies, though, I knew the texts almost as well as he did. Zacharias pursed his lips before moving his donkey forward. “Elijah?” he guessed, and I nodded. “Funny. I've been drawn to those passages too, of late.”  “Oh really?” I mused. “Perhaps the time is drawing near?” After four hundred years of prophetic silence, the last verse in Malachi promised that Elijah himself would return as the forerunner of the Messiah.  Zacharias chuckled. “Perhaps. Every generation has believed that theirs would be the one to see the Lord's anointed. But, someone will have to be right eventually!” He winked and dug his heels in to his donkey's side. I watched him ride to the top of the hill, waving, until he was out of sight.  Then I looked up at the sky to judge how much time I had to spend upon my studies, and went inside, withdrawing the scrolls Zacharias kept of the Hebrew texts. I meant to go straight to the records of the kings, but the scroll unrolled of its own accord to Exodus. A passage that I had meditated on years ago practically leapt off the page at me: None shall miscarry or be barren in your land. I blinked, and tried to shake it off. I kept unrolling, and one of the scrolls fell to the table, exposing a text opened to Deuteronomy.  There shall not be male or female barren among you. I closed my eyes, breathing through the unexpected stab of an old wound. I had clung to these verses and many others that promised the same thing in my youth, even in to middle age. But when my cycles had ceased, I realized I had a choice. Either I would believe that God had forgotten to honor His covenant, that His promises to me had failed, that He had forsaken me—or, I would consider my continued barrenness a mystery and decide to trust in Him anyway, believing that one day it would make sense. I chose the latter, since I knew the former would lead only to bitterness.  God is good. He is faithful. I had staked my entire life upon that, and I would not waver now.  Yet I had never revisited those passages in all these years. They were too painful.  I breathed through it until the emotion subsided. Another scroll slipped free, revealing the latter psalms.  Children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb His reward. Like arrows are in the hand of a mighty man, so are children born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. “Stop,” I gasped out loud, clutching my chest. I wasn't sure if I was begging the Lord to stop, or some outside force… I only knew I did not want to revisit this subject.  There was more to the issue of being a barren woman than not having a child. That by itself would have been bad enough. But Deuteronomy made it very clear that God would bless those who obeyed Him, and curse those who disobeyed Him. Because of this, the common belief among the Jews was that those who suffered a curse of any kind were receiving their just deserts. The story of Job should have dispelled the concept that affliction is always connected to personal sin, and yet the idea persisted.  Zacharias and I were not perfect of course, but we believed in the Lord and in His promises, like Abraham had done. I was sure that like Abraham, our faith was counted to us as righteousness. Yet despite this, and despite the very clear promises in scripture, we remained childless. I knew that many secretly wondered what sin I had committed to merit such a punishment. I had asked the Lord about this for almost a year after my cycles had ceased, but eventually I stopped asking. I had to. The question was driving me crazy.  I took another deep breath, and opened, finally, to the records of the kings. I reread the familiar story of Elijah's sudden arrival, announcing the famine to King Ahab. What a man he was! He reminded me a bit of King David in his outrageous faith. Without any direct word from God, he  decided to take God's statement of a famine as part of the curse in Deuteronomy, and just go declare it to the king. I could just see God watching Elijah in heaven, shaking his head and smiling—almost with incredulity, if God could be incredulous. This guy was incredible.  Over the next couple of days of Zacharias's absence, I pored over the story of the famine, the ravens that fed Elijah by the brook Cherith, the widow of Zarephath, and the first recorded story of the resurrection of the dead. How did Elijah know that resurrection was even possible? It had never been done before, and there was no record that God had told him anything about it. But if anybody was going to test the boundaries of what was possible in God, it was he.  My favorite was the story of Mount Carmel. Surrounded by enemies, Elijah was supremely in control of himself, jeering at all the 750 false prophets. Perhaps your god did not answer because he was relieving himself! he taunted. I laughed out loud at that every time. Then he doused his own offering in water multiple times to make it as hard as possible to set ablaze before he called upon the Lord. Fire fell from heaven at once, of course, consuming not just his offering, but his entire altar, and every last drop of water!  I realized I was grinning with pride, and stopped to wonder at my own reaction. Pride implied ownership, didn't it?  Strange. I paused in my reading, and prepared for myself an easy supper of bread and milk. I could cook, but I didn't feel like it right now—I had no one to feed but myself, and I was too otherwise engrossed.  The day I expected Zacharias's return, I skipped to the story in the latter kings, where God took Elijah up to heaven in a chariot of fire. Elisha, meanwhile, stood down below and watched, as Elijah's prophetic mantle passed to him.  Then I opened to the passage at the end of Malachi: “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.”  What did this mean? I wondered. Send Elijah? Would he return the way he left, in a chariot of fire? Would he return in the same body, with the same mind and personality? The scripture gave no indication that a person who died could return to earth in a new body—but then, Elijah had never actually died. He was one of only two people recorded in scripture who had not, the other being Enoch from Genesis.  “And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”  Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse? I had never thought about this passage before either. Did this mean that without Elijah preceding the coming Messiah, the Messiah might find that the hearts of his people had grown cold, and might curse the earth, rather than redeem it?  That was a chilling thought. It certainly made Elijah's second coming critical.  It occurred to me that Zacharias should have been here by now. I looked out the window at the position of the sun: it was late afternoon. Usually he returned on the last day of his service by midday. I determined not to worry about it, since there was nothing I could do anyway, and rose from my studies, grabbing my basket. I went out into my garden and began to collect vegetables and herbs for supper that evening. I rose when I heard the faint clop of donkey's hooves behind me.  “Finally!” I cried out, turning around. I shielded my eyes from the late afternoon sun, squinting to see Zacharias atop the donkey in his traveling cloak. “It's almost sunset, what kept you so long?”  He did not answer, though the donkey plodded on. I frowned. Hadn't he heard me? “Zacharias?”  Still he did not reply, though he waved and nodded that he had heard me. Something was very strange. I dropped my basket and walked forward to meet him. When I came close enough, he made an exaggerated mime of writing. Then he pointed at the house. I read his lips and saw that he mouthed the words, Get me a scroll and pen. “Can… can you not talk?”  He shook his head no, and dismounted, leading his donkey by the reins to the stable. I stood dumbfounded as well, wondering what to make of this. Was it an illness of some kind? But if that were the case, if he had merely lost his voice, surely he could still at least whisper. Yet no sound escaped his lips at all.  Finally Zacharias joined me, putting a hand on my lower back and ushering me inside. I found for him the scroll, jar of ink, and pen, and set them on the table beside the open scriptures. He scribbled as fast as he could, I saw an angel in the temple. He said his name was Gabriel.  My heart started to gallop. “The same one who appeared to Daniel?” I gasped, and my husband nodded vigorously.  The very same, he wrote. He says you are going to bear a son. He stopped writing and looked at me. I stared at the words. My mind went blank, but my knees suddenly gave out, and I sank to a seat beside him. Zacharias reached out and took my hand in his, nodding at me as if to say, I mean what I say.  Children are a heritage of the Lord, the verse echoed in my mind. Heritage, as in, inheritance. It's a promise.  I looked up to heaven and whispered, “Why now? Why not… I don't know, forty years ago?”  Zacharias wrote, We are to call him John. I know there is no one in our family by that name, he added, as if he thought that would be my next question. He is to be the forerunner of the Christ, and will come in the spirit and power of Elijah.  My mouth fell open.  That was why the Lord had taken me back to all those passages. The promises for a child. The story of Elijah. The promises for the forerunner.  That meant the Messiah was coming—soon. Probably in my lifetime.  My hands absently sought my belly. Zacharias placed his hand over mine. I looked up at him.  “But… why can't you talk?” I whispered.  He looked a little bit bashful, and hesitated before he wrote, I talked back to Gabriel.  I let out a short little guffaw. “You did what?”  He nodded, gave me a sheepish grin, and wrote, I told him we were too old to have children. He said I would be mute until the day of John's birth. Now I laughed out loud. “Well, it serves you right!” I teased him, wiping away the tears that I suddenly realized had leaked onto my face. Then I caught my breath. “Wait a minute—Zach.” I shook my head. “‘Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Those who love it will eat its fruit'… that wasn't a punishment. It's because our words can stop it from coming to pass if they don't agree with what the Lord said…” I clamped my hands on my cheeks, squeezing my eyes tightly shut. In a strange way, I was grateful for my husband's affliction, because it served as a sign to me. I had not seen Gabriel, but Zacharias would not invent such an ailment. He never even would have thought of it. Without his muteness, I might have wondered in time whether he had imagined the encounter. But here was proof! I lifted both hands in the air and whispered, “Praise You, Lord of heaven and earth. You have not forgotten me. You have taken away my reproach among my people. You have granted me the high honor of not only bearing a child past the age of childbearing, like Sarah, but the honor of bearing a great prophet, like Hannah.” I grinned at Zacharias. “He'll be a firebrand, too, if Elijah was any indication!” I sniffled, wiping my tears away with the back of my hand. “I can hardly wait to meet him!”    Over the next several days, I pumped Zacharias for information until he had written down every detail of his encounter with Gabriel. I wanted to know exactly what the angel looked like, and exactly what he had said. I wanted it to be as if I had seen him myself. For the thousandth time, I was grateful that my husband had taught me to read. He wrote of how he had lingered in shock inside the temple long past the end of his service, which was why he had been late getting home. Then when he finally emerged, the people guessed that he had seen a vision when he could not speak to them.  “But you haven't told anyone,” I pressed. “Right?” He shook his head no, and I breathed a sigh of relief. “Good.” He gave me a quizzical look, and I tried to put my feelings into words. Finally I said, “You know what people will say, Zach. I'm seventy, and I was barren even when I was young. They'll be well-meaning, but they'll try to talk me out of it, because they don't want me getting my hopes up. Death and life is in the power of the tongue, and—” I groped for words. “I just don't want anyone to see me until it's undeniable. Right now, let's just keep this between us. We'll study Elijah, study the Messianic prophecies so we can guide John in his purpose when the time comes, rehearse what Gabriel told you, and then just… introduce the world to our son.”  Zacharias reached out, took me by both hands, and squeezed. Then he moved one of his hands to my soft, slightly sagging belly. He leaned forward and kissed me.   For five months I remained at home, meditating upon what the Lord had done for me, and dreaming of the days to come. Then, finally, I came out of seclusion.  I said nothing to anyone about the little bulge as I went into the marketplace, whistling like I had a great secret. I saw people looking and whispering, but no one was brave enough to ask me. They probably had convinced themselves that I had just put on weight in a strange way. Or perhaps that I had a tumor.  In my sixth month, Zacharias and I were at home, and I heard that we had a visitor. He answered the door, though I ran to intercept whoever it was, since of course Zacharias could not speak to them. I heard the young female voice of my grand-niece Mary, and at once, I felt little John give a great kick. It doubled me over, and in the moment I tried to catch my breath, a flash of insight came to me.  Mary is pregnant with the Messiah!  I blinked, tears of joy pricking my eyes. The thought arrived with such absolute conviction that the Lord might as well have said it out loud.  I heard Mary awkwardly trying to understand why my husband would not greet her, and I straightened, calling out as I approached, “God has blessed you above all women, and your child is blessed!” She startled, and grew suddenly pale. I grinned back knowingly. “Why am I so honored, that the mother of my Lord should visit me? When I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy. You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said!”  Mary gave me a quavering smile, her eyes full of tears, and I understood that the Lord had given me those words for her sake. She was unmarried, a virgin, and newly pregnant—her miracle was even greater than mine. But she was not showing yet, and she was struggling to believe. That was why the Lord sent her to me: to see my miracle, as an encouragement to her! Her eyes went to my belly, and I beamed proudly, putting a hand on either side of it. She ran forward and hugged me, and burst into a song of praise worthy of King David, bless her little heart. I joined in, and though Zacharias could not, he watched us and raised his hands up to the Lord in worship.  “Stay with us,” I urged Mary when we had finished, all three of us grinning and exultant. “At least until you are showing. It's easier that way, believe me.”  Mary's joyful expression faltered. “But… Joseph doesn't know yet.” “Who's Joseph?” I asked.  “My betrothed,” she murmured. “He had only just asked for my hand, when the angel Gabriel appeared to me—” “Oh, Gabriel was the one who came to you too!” I cast a fond look at my husband, who looked bemused. Mary nodded, and confessed, “I love Joseph. But I know what he will think—obviously. What else could he possibly think? Why would he believe such a story?”  I squeezed Mary's hand. “Let the Lord take care of it,” I advised her. “It's His problem, after all. He got you into this mess; He'll work out the details.”  Mary giggled, and I watched her fondly. She was so very young. What an incredible weight to place upon those narrow shoulders! And yet, the Lord would never have chosen her if He did not know she was up to the task.  “Stay with us,” I urged her again. “Until John is born, at least.” I gasped, as it had just occurred to me right then—“They'll be cousins, then! John and the Messiah!”  “Yes!” Mary laughed. “And only six months apart in age…”  “They will have to play together as children,” I asserted at once. “They'll grow up to be great friends.” Then I added, musing aloud, “I wonder when we should tell them?” Mary puffed out a heavy breath. “One problem at a time, please!”  I chuckled. “Very wise, child. Very wise.”    Mary did remain with us for three months. I still went out to the marketplace until just before my time, and by then, all my friends and neighbors knew my real condition, and marveled.  When I gave birth, I was so enamored with my child that it took me almost a full day to notice that Zacharias still could not speak. I was rather used to his silence now, but this confused me, and upset him. When the time came for the child's circumcision on the eighth day as prescribed by the law, it was also time to officially declare his name. They asked me what he was to be called, whether we would name him Zacharias, after his father. This had never occurred to me.  “No!” I asserted at once, “his name is John.”  “John?” asked the priest, perplexed. “But there is no one among your relatives who is called by that name. Surely, he will be Zacharias.”  They turned to my husband, who gestured for a writing tablet. He wrote very clearly, His name is John. As the priests stared at the tablet in wonder, Zacharias burst forth, “Praise the Lord!”  I gasped. “You can speak!”  Zacharias, laughing and crying at once, hugged me and took the little bundle from my arms. He gazed down at John with such love that for a second, I had the strange thought that I was looking into the face of God, seeing His love for my newborn child reflected in my husband's face. “Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,” he proclaimed, “because he has visited and redeemed his people. He has sent us a mighty Savior from the royal line of his servant David,just as he promised through his holy prophets long ago. Now we will be saved from our enemies and from all who hate us. He has been merciful to our ancestors by remembering his sacred covenant— the covenant he swore with an oath to our ancestor Abraham. We have been rescued from our enemies so we can serve God without fear, in holiness and righteousness for as long as we live”  I blinked at Zacharias, astonished, and looked around the room to see the reactions of the rest of the priests. It was clear to me, at least, that the words were not Zacharias's own. Something—the Holy Spirit, surely—had taken hold of him. He went on, gazing down at John, “And you, my little son, will be called the prophet of the Most High, because you will prepare the way for the Lord. You will tell his people how to find salvation through forgiveness of their sins. Because of God's tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.”  I suddenly realized I wasn't breathing. I sucked in a breath, and turned to one of the priests.  “Did you write all that down?” I demanded.  As if galvanized by my words, he jumped up to find a scroll and ink. I looked at Zacharias and whispered as I caressed our son's head, “He'll want to hear his father's prophecy about him when he grows up.” I kissed his forehead and added tenderly, “Our little Elijah.” 

EBYAC
Matthew 2: A New Iron Man?

EBYAC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 77:30


Matthew quotes all kinds of OT texts and says that they are fulfilled in Jesus' story. But what if those texts were never Messianic in nature? Is Matthew just picking random texts out of context and forcing them to fit his story or is there more to is?

TBC Glassboro Sermons and More
The Messianic Confirmation - Matthew 1:18-25

TBC Glassboro Sermons and More

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 32:28


Matthew 1 details the events of the birth of Jesus the Anointed King. If there is any doubt that Jesus is the Messiah, verses 18-25 focus upon the Messianic confirmation, specifically through two signs — the Virgin and the Name.

Messianic Apologetics
Restoration Calls – Outreach Israel News Archives

Messianic Apologetics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 31:09


Mark Huey of Outreach Israel Ministries delivers the following message, “Restoration Calls,” as some of our family's journey into the Messianic movement and ministry activities are explored.

The John Ankerberg Show Podcast
Ep. 4 | 16 Prophecies That Prove Jesus is the Messiah Part 4

The John Ankerberg Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 22:37


Dr. Walter Kaiser and Dr. Darrell Bock share the amazing Messianic prophecies God has given us in Scripture. We will present 16 clues or prophecies that clearly identify the Messiah in the Hebrew Scriptures.

The John Ankerberg Show Podcast
Ep. 3 | 16 Prophecies That Prove Jesus is the Messiah Part 3

The John Ankerberg Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 23:12


Dr. Walter Kaiser and Dr. Darrell Bock share the amazing Messianic prophecies God has given us in Scripture. We will present 16 clues or prophecies that clearly identify the Messiah in the Hebrew Scriptures.

The Seven Streams Method

Download Ezekiel 44-46 We are in the Prophetic Stream reading from the New Century Version. 7streamsmethod.com | @7streamsmethod | Donate Commentary by Dr. Drake Travis Lord of Heaven and earth, your plans and ways are beyond understanding. Build our faith and increase it through a knowledge that understands that your ways are even greater and higher than we know or understand. Amen. The final nine chapters of Ezekiel [40-48] are the vision of the rebuilt Temple.  Ezekiel is telling of a temple that didn't get built after the exile. And it isn't Herod's temple from the first century; That one was flattened by Romans in 70 A.D. just as Solomon's Temple from ca. 950 B.C. was flattened by Babylonians in 586 B.C.  This is a vision of a Temple that will be an item to behold during the Messianic Era; is it in the Millennium and yet there are elements that do not seem to fit a Millenial Era temple - and I hope we can employ that term without triggering too many arguments.  Of those nine chapters, today we read about the fifth, sixth, and seventh of these chapters.  It is not a simple nor straightforward layout not a simple interpretation. 44 - The gate that is talked about here in the first three verses is the gate [as it happened] that Jesus came through for the Triumphal Entry days before His Crucifixion.  It has been mortared shut over the centuries by those hostile to Christ; to Judaism, Christianity as they thought themselves smart to make sure Christ doesn't return through here (like He said He would).  The Muslims who did this centuries ago are not privy to Ezekiel 44, they are simply thinking they are out-foxing Jesus. Let them play their games, you might say.  But after this gate detail is mentioned, Ezekiel sees the glory of the Lord in his vision.  Then the remainder of the chapter is spent reminding the priests of their rightful duties.  Since the divided Kingdom they have had quite a habit of forgetting to follow or teach the Law. God will have no more of this.  And in the era of this rebuilt Temple, with God's glory even more a dynamic, is He going to let the priests go lax on their assignments? Hardly.   The minutiae of the steps they are to take are eerily similar to what is laid out in Leviticus, btw. 45 - As the land is allotted there will be land set aside for the Temple that is much more than it has been. Jerusalem and its perimeter is apparently much bigger.  The priests shall have their place. And 'the ruler' (some translations call him "the Prince") will be granted a notable portion of land.  The powers-that-be in Jerusalem are near scolded in their warnings to be be fair and just, and to stop the cruelty. They still have offerings to bring forth. There are feasts to observe, and the Passover was to be celebrated along with the other feasts.  If we are in the Messianic Era during all this, is the Law for unconverted Jews to follow? Are they for the Christians to exercise so to commemorate all that Christ has replaced through his sacrifice long ago? It is ambiguous and Ezekiel does not confirm it for us. This certainly keeps the discussion upended and lively, doesn't it? 46 - The rigorous details of the worship services, the feasts, the offerings and the priestly duties continue through this chapter. The offerings are to be regular, daily, seasonally, annually. The Temple details tell us it is a Temple that is yet to be built.  The sacrifices are clearly reminiscent of the second millennium B.C. It leaves one pondering what millennium we are in ... then when we go straight into a fountain of life as we do next week {Ez. 47ff], it goes right back to sounding like the Messianic era.  Perhaps this is ethereal verbiage to have us musing about how God is going to distill all of history into a cohesively unified concept that reaches back AND forward through all history through is only begotten Son...? Perhaps this is the point that encapsulates the truth without being specified?  Well, Ezekiel wrote this final vision and finished it up in 570 B.C. And here we are 26 centuries later still discussing it.  It could be his way of keeping our minds on the ever unfolding plans of God. If that is what and why he did it this way, it is still working.  For we are still reading and discussing "this Temple."

Bethel Pulpit - Primitive Baptist Sermons
I Believe in the Virgin Birth

Bethel Pulpit - Primitive Baptist Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 42:17


Elder Gowens delivered this sermon on Sunday, 12/12/21. Looking first at the Messianic prophecy in Isaiah 7:14, Gowens moves to the two New Testament narratives connected to this prophecy, the first in Matthew 1 and the second in Luke 1, emphasizing the important role played by the supernatural in the Christian gospel.

Messianic Apologetics
Do You Ever Get Asked Nicodemus Questions?

Messianic Apologetics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 28:57


John McKee discusses how he indeed does get asked a number of very controversial, confidential questions, by both Messianic leaders and people. What might some of those questions be, as we contemplate our future?

The Bellator Christi Podcast
(S5 E11) Messianic Prophecies in the Old Testament (Part 4): Prophecies in the Major Prophets

The Bellator Christi Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 76:43


As we prepare for the Christmas season, Brian Chilton and Curtis Evelo begin a new series which discusses messianic prophecies. Messianic prophecies speak to the future coming of the Messiah and the characteristics surrounding his Advent. The last episode of this series delves into the prophecies found in the Major Prophets. Who were the major […] The post (S5 E11) Messianic Prophecies in the Old Testament (Part 4): Prophecies in the Major Prophets appeared first on Bellator Christi.

The John Ankerberg Show Podcast
Ep. 2 | 16 Prophecies That Prove Jesus is the Messiah Part 2

The John Ankerberg Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 23:38


Dr. Walter Kaiser and Dr. Darrell Bock share the amazing Messianic prophecies God has given us in Scripture. We will present 16 clues or prophecies that clearly identify the Messiah in the Hebrew Scriptures.

The Bellator Christi Podcast
(S5 E10) Messianic Prophecies in the Old Testament (Part 3): Prophecies in the Minor Prophets

The Bellator Christi Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 76:58


As we prepare for the Christmas season, Brian Chilton and Curtis Evelo begin a new series which discusses messianic prophecies. Messianic prophecies speak to the future coming of the Messiah and the characteristics surrounding his Advent. The third episode examines the messianic prophecies found in the Minor Prophets. Who are the minor prophets? What messianic […] The post (S5 E10) Messianic Prophecies in the Old Testament (Part 3): Prophecies in the Minor Prophets appeared first on Bellator Christi.

The John Ankerberg Show Podcast
Ep. 1 | 16 Prophecies That Prove Jesus is the Messiah Part 1

The John Ankerberg Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 22:28


Dr. Walter Kaiser and Dr. Darrell Bock share the amazing Messianic prophecies God has given us in Scripture. We will present 16 clues or prophecies that clearly identify the Messiah in the Hebrew Scriptures.

Messianic Apologetics
What is Pronomianism Going to Be? Will it be Messianic?

Messianic Apologetics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 25:28


John McKee discusses a new, growing sector, whose name “pronomian” has begun to circulate within the broad Messianic and Hebrew Roots world. As it develops, what will the emerging pronomian sector do with the Messianic vision?

TOV
The Jewish Essence of Christmas

TOV

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 31:58


Levi Hazen and Wes Taber explore Luke 1-2 as we uncover the Jewish setting of the Christmas narrative. From the place to the people, the Christmas story is Jewish at its core!

Janet Mefferd Today
12 - 15 - 21 - Janet - Mefferd - Today - Randall Price (Jerusalem in Prophecy)

Janet Mefferd Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 47:22


Jerusalem is at the heart of Messianic prophecy and redemptive history. But do we really understand its glorious future according to Bible prophecy? I'll discuss it with Dr. Randall Price, distinguished research professor of Biblical and Judaic Studies at Liberty University and author of, "Jerusalem in Prophecy: God's Stage for the Final Drama." Plus: The marginalizing of the unvaccinated is taking some disturbing new turns. We'll discuss that and more on Wednesday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.

Impact 360 Institute
Does Jesus Still Matter in a World that Rejects the Bible? with J. Warner Wallace

Impact 360 Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 47:00


Does Jesus still matter in a world that rejects the Bible? Can the truth about Jesus be uncovered, even without a body or a crime scene? If we didn't have the New Testament, would we know anything about Jesus at all? This week on the podcast Jonathan sits down with our friend J. Warner Wallace to discuss his new book Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible . Join us as we discuss how to make the case for Jesus from history alone, the impact that Jesus of Nazareth had on human history, how Messianic prophesies came true in history, and why Jesus absolutely still matters. J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker, and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. J. Warner was a conscientious and vocal atheist until the age of thirty-five when he took a serious and expansive look at the evidence for the Christian Worldview and determined that Christianity was demonstrably true. After becoming a Christ-follower in 1996, Jim continued to take an evidential approach to truth as he examined the Christian worldview. He eventually earned a Master's Degree in Theological Studies from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of several best-selling books including Cold-Case Christianity, God's Crime Scene, and his brand new book Person of Interest. You can connect with Jim online at coldcasechristianity.com .

Not By Works Ministries
Joy to the World (Isaiah 55:11-13)

Not By Works Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 38:57


This is the first message in Dr. Hixson's Christmas series "Christmas Carol Theology." In this episode, Dr. Hixson explains what real, lasting joy looks like and how the ultimate fulfillment of "Joy to the World" is in the future Messianic, earthly Kingdom.   Not By Works Ministries   Get the new NBW Ministries mobile app!   Sign up for the NBW Newsletter   Spirit of the Antichrist Full Series on DVD or Download   What In the World Is Going On? Video Series   Not By Works Online Store   Bible Study Methods Course   Culture Shock Video Series   What Lies Ahead Video Series   Accurate Covid Data   Support Not By Works   Not By Works You Tube Channel   Not By Works Rumble Channel   New Book: Top Ten Reasons Some People Go to Hell   New Book: Weekly Words of Life

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Messianic Checkpoint: The Gospel of Luke (with Jeff Cavins)

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 33:53


Welcome to the last Messianic Checkpoint! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to introduce the Gospel of Luke and highlight the distinctive aspects of this synoptic Gospel. We learn that the Gospel of Luke uniquely captures the humanity of Jesus, the role of women, Jesus' frequent engagement with individuals on the margins, and the mystery of the Ascension. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.