Ezekiel

Ezekiel 44:23-24

20 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. In a dispute they shall take their stand to judge; they shall judge it according to My ordinances. They shall also keep My laws and My statutes in all My appointed feasts and sanctify My sabbaths.” There are some important statements appearing in Ezekiel’s vision of the Temple, which describe not only the future reestablishment of the Levitical priesthood, but also a significant restoration of purpose for the priests […]

Ezekiel

Ezekiel 22:23-31

20 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, ‘Son of man, say to her, “You are a land that is not cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation.” There is a conspiracy of her prophets in her midst like a roaring lion tearing the prey. They have devoured lives; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in the midst of her. Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things; they have made no distinction between the holy and the […]

Ezekiel

Ezekiel 8:5-13

20 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Then He said to me, ‘Son of man, raise your eyes now toward the north.’ So I raised my eyes toward the north, and behold, to the north of the altar gate was this idol of jealousy at the entrance. And He said to me, ‘Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations which the house of Israel are committing here, so that I would be far from My sanctuary? But yet you will see still greater abominations.’ Then He brought me to the entrance of the court, and […]

Ezekiel

Ezekiel 4:9-17

20 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “‘But as for you, take wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet and spelt, put them in one vessel and make them into bread for yourself; you shall eat it according to the number of the days that you lie on your side, three hundred and ninety days. Your food which you eat shall be twenty shekels a day by weight; you shall eat it from time to time. The water you drink shall be the sixth part of a hin by measure; you shall drink it from time to time. You shall eat it as […]

Ezekiel

Ezekiel 46:1-4, 12

15 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “Thus says the Lord GOD, ‘The gate of the inner court facing east shall be shut the six working days; but it shall be opened on the sabbath day and opened on the day of the new moon. The prince shall enter by way of the porch of the gate from outside and stand by the post of the gate. Then the priests shall provide his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate and then go out; but the gate shall not be shut until […]

Ezekiel

Ezekiel 45:17

15 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “It shall be the prince’s part to provide the burnt offerings, the grain offerings and the drink offerings, at the feasts, on the new moons and on the sabbaths, at all the appointed feasts of the house of Israel; he shall provide the sin offering, the grain offering, the burnt offering and the peace offerings, to make atonement for the house of Israel.” Details about the Sabbath appearing in Ezekiel ch. 45, have raised various challenging questions, and have led to a variety of interpretive vantage points. The scene depicted describes a return of […]

Ezekiel

Ezekiel 44:24

15 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. In a dispute they shall take their stand to judge; they shall judge it according to My ordinances. They shall also keep My laws and My statutes in all My appointed feasts and sanctify My sabbaths.” There are some important statements appearing in Ezekiel’s vision of the Temple, which describe not only the future reestablishment of the Levitical priesthood, but also a significant restoration of purpose for the priests […]

Ezekiel

Ezekiel 23:38

14 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “Again, they have done this to Me: they have defiled My sanctuary on the same day and have profaned My sabbaths.” A survey of the themes of Ezekiel ch. 23 demonstrates how the Northern and Southern Kingdoms of Israel, Oholah and Oholibah respectively (23:1-4), are depicted as two daughters of the Lord who turn into prostitutes. The sins of the Northern Kingdom or Samaria are described first (23:5-10), followed by those of the Southern Kingdom or Jerusalem (23:11-35). Some of the major sins of both are detailed (23:36-39). The chapter closes with the explicit […]

Ezekiel

Ezekiel 22:23-31

14 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, ‘Son of man, say to her, “You are a land that is not cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation.” There is a conspiracy of her prophets in her midst like a roaring lion tearing the prey. They have devoured lives; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in the midst of her. Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things; they have made no distinction between the holy and the […]

Ezekiel

Ezekiel 20:12-26

14 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “Also I gave them My sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them. But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not walk in My statutes and they rejected My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live; and My sabbaths they greatly profaned. Then I resolved to pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to annihilate them. But I acted for the sake of My name, that it should not […]

2 Corinthians

What is the New Covenant?

3 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 26 November, 2009 reproduced from The New Testament Validates Torah Everyone who expresses trust in Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) believes that we are a part of what is commonly called “New Covenant faith.” But what is New Covenant faith? We all recognize that at the Last Supper, our Lord said, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood” (Luke 22:20). The sacrificial work of Yeshua has surely inaugurated the reality of the New Covenant, which includes complete forgiveness and permanent redemption from the power of sin, as well as people […]

Ezekiel

Book of Ezekiel

26 October, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 593-573 B.C.E. (Right, some conservative-moderate); 500s B.C.E. (some conservative-moderate); 500s-300s B.C.E. (Left) Time period: hopeless Judah in exile Author(s): Ezekiel (Right; some conservative-moderate); Ezekiel and/or additional editors (some conservative-moderate); Ezekiel and/or anonymous writers and editors (Left) Location of prophet/author(s): Land of Israel, Jerusalem, and/or Babylon (Right, conservative-moderate); Babylon and/or Land of Israel (Left) Target audience and their location: Southern Kingdom Israelites at the beginning of the Babylonian exile (Right, some conservative-moderate, Left); Southern Kingdom Israelites during the Babylonian exile (some conservative-moderate, some Left); Southern Kingdom Israelites after the […]

Ancient Israel

Ezekiel 37:15-28: Have the Two Sticks Been Reunited?

6 September, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

posted 17 May, 2015 reproduced from Israel in Future Prophecy What is commonly called the two-stick prophecy, appearing in Ezekiel 37:15-28, has generated a great deal of attention since the late 1990s. This, in no small part, has been due to the large numbers of non-Jewish Believers entering into the Messianic movement, embracing their Hebraic Roots, and setting out on a life of Torah observance like Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus). Inevitably asked, or at least wondered by such people, is how much of a part of Israel they truly are. Do they just have citizenship in Israel’s Kingdom because of their […]