Etymology of the Name Jesus

Why I Call Him Yehoshua Don't worry, I'm not saying anything against your preferred pronunciation, whether it be Jesus, Iesous, Isa, Yeshua or however you say salvation in your language.  Even though I know the etymology of the Name I still try to say Jesus in English because it's the name most people recognize. I... Continue Reading →

Baptism

Baptism Represents Death and New Life We first read the word Baptism in the Greek New Testament.  Baptizo #907 is a verb meaning to submerge.  Immersion was not a foreign concept to the 1 Century religion of Judaism.  The Hebrew word Miqvah #4723 means a gathered reservoir or collection of (living) water.  Miqva'vot are used... Continue Reading →

Who Will Inherit Life After Death?

The Answer Made the Religious Leaders, "Gnash Their Teeth."  "Gnashing Teeth" is a Metaphor Revealing Anger. "The wicked (those who stray from the Path of Life) will see it and be angry, (kaas #3707) He will gnash his teeth, (out of anger) and wither away, (masas #4549);  The greed, (taavah #8378) of the wicked will... Continue Reading →

Why Did God Create Israel?

If You Don't Understand Israel, You Don't Understand The Good News. The first time we hear the name Israel is right after Jacob, Abraham's grandson, wrestles all night with a man/God, and he Prevails.   Genesis 32:24; Genesis 32:25; Genesis 32:26. He said, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have persevered, (sarah #8280)... Continue Reading →

Shinning Light on Bad Translations

Shinning Light on Bad Translations Translators have a very difficult task in conveying the most accurate meanings, especially when a different language has no equivalent word or thought. The Bible is loaded with Ancient Hebrew Idioms, Metaphors, Poetic Rhymes, Word Puns and Figurative Expressions that don't always carry over in translation. My concern is not with... Continue Reading →

Do You Worship Your Religion?

Man's Religion (Legalism) Vs The Way that Leads to Life Are You Worshiping Your Religion or Seeking Your Creator? "I Was Born This Religion and I'll Die This Religion."  I've heard this statement come from the mouths of Catholics, Protestants, Jewish, Muslims, Hindus...Lets say God does decide which religious division you are to be born into,... Continue Reading →

Who is Israel?

Physical Examples of Spiritual Truth The Bible is full of Physical examples revealing Spiritual Truth.  Call them Parables, Proverbs, Parallels, Pictures, Riddles, Mysteries, Dark Sayings or Prototypes, they take a Spiritual eye and ear to perceive, Matthew 13:14; Isaiah 6:9. "I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,"  Psalm 78:2; Matthew 13:35 Israel Parallels Jesus Connecting... Continue Reading →

Parable of the Mustard Seed

Parable of The Mustard Seed "Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a man planted in his field.  Although it is one of the least of all seeds, yet it grows into the largest of herb plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come... Continue Reading →

A Tribute to Lancey

A Tribute to Lancey "He's gone," I heard her say, and all hope of reconciliation died that day. Now he knows you were sorry... Yes, maybe Now he knows, as I wiped my tears away. But I really let him down... now it's too late, if only I could have a replay: Why did I... Continue Reading →

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