Hidden Strength

Hidden Strength

Yeshua warned that we would face persecution and tribulation because of our relationship with Him. As I ponder having to suffer or die for my faith, I feel weak and afraid. Will I be able to endure to the end? I think about Simon Peter and his struggles (Mark 14:66-72). His love for Yeshua was … Continue reading Hidden Strength

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Spiritual Maturity:  Dying for the Kingdom

Spiritual Maturity: Dying for the Kingdom

What does it mean to follow the King? For Yeshua’s first followers, it meant leaving family, jobs, security and comfort in order to build up the Kingdom of YHVH. Yeshua Himself gave up everything for the sake of the kingdom. What does building up the kingdom require of us?  Recently I wrestled with the challenge … Continue reading Spiritual Maturity: Dying for the Kingdom

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The Real Meaning of Chanukkah

The Real Meaning of Chanukkah

Probably the most well-known Jewish feast in the modern-day world is Chanukkah (more commonly spelled Hanukah). Chanukkah (1 Maccabees 2-4) is not one of the original feasts Yehovah instructed us to observe. It is a feast to commemorate a series of miracles God performed for the Jews in the dark days of Antiochus Epiphanes, so … Continue reading The Real Meaning of Chanukkah

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