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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day Two-minute nationwide siren followed by memorial ceremonies and reading aloud the names of those who perished. Ceremonies marking Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day began Monday at 10:00 AM with a siren that sounded for two minutes, during which Israelis all over the country stood in silence. Immediately afterward, a wreath-laying ceremony began at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial at Warsaw Ghetto Square, attended by President Shimon Peres, Prime...

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Testings....and crowns...

Why are there seemingly so many trials and tribulations throughout our lives that each of us must walk through? What possibly could the purpose be of a loving Father, if indeed it is 'he' who sends them? Or is it simply, as some say, 'from the devil' - the enemy of old? It sounds much 'holier' if we claim it's from the enemy and we are being persecuted for His sake, doesn't it? But is that really true all the time? There are many scriptures that encourage us, as those who love Him, that...

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Commandments, Statutes, Ordinances, and Judgments...What's the Difference?

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Deuteronomy 6:1-2 6 “Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which Yahweh your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it, 2 so that you and your son and your grandson might fear Yahweh your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. “What is the...

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Who is the Bride?

Question:I do not fully understand the implications of the remarriage of Israel to the Father by way of the Son.  Are we Yeshua's Bride or the Fathers? Can we be both? This is a fantastic question.  We learn in Jeremiah 3:8 that YHWH divorced the House of Israel and we also understand that the House of Israel will be brought back into covenant despite the divorce (i.e. Jeremiah 31:31-33; Ezekiel 36:26-27). We cover this process in depth in the teaching “The Lost...

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Truths and Division

119 Ministries would like to thank you for all your support and confidence.  We love hearing from all of you and really appreciate the confidence you have placed in us.  We would like nothing more than to be able to test everything we are sent but the truth is, we are a small ministry and do not have enough man power to be able to test every article or teaching sent our way.  We do want to reassure you that we do read each and every email we receive because we really enjoy...

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Subjecting Ourselves to Governing Authorities?

What does Paul mean when he says we should subject ourselves to governing authorities? When we read Romans 13, it has been interpreted that we are to submit ourselves to any random government.  While we do promote being a good citizen in the eyes of a secular government, it is not likely that Paul was only speaking of governments that teach and obey the Torah. First, let’s read: Romans 13:1-7 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority...

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Is Grace New?

It has been said that there was no grace in the Old Testament and grace did not come until Yeshua in the New Testament.  Let’s test this belief using only the Torah.  Genesis Genesis 6:5-8 5 Then YHWH saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And YHWH was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His...

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Why Bother?

It is often asked, “If the law of God is just there to prove we can’t keep it, then why bother trying?” This is a good and fair question based on a snippet of Scripture being misunderstood.  The Law of God instructs us on how to live; in doing so, it does point out our sin, with sin being defined as breaking the law of God (1 John 3:4).  The curse of the law, or rather the penalty of it, is death (Romans 6:23); this is known as the law of sin and death (Romans...

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Tribes and Troubles Part 2

2 weeks ago we discussed the benefits of living in a tribe.  This week we go over the greatest danger of them.  One Very Real Danger Despite the great benefits derived from being part of a tribe, there can be some dangers, dangers that can tear what should be a unified people, apart.   The largest danger comes from ourselves and our approach to the differences we have with others.  Remember there are 3 things that come from 2 or more gathering together: View 1, View...

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Determining a Sabbath Rest

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Why does scripture say to not go out of our place on the Sabbath? Exodus 16:29See! The Lord has given you the Sabbath; therefore on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days. Remain each of you in his place; let no one go out of his place on the seventh day.” Some have interpreted this particular scripture to mean that one is not to leave their dwelling place on the Sabbath. The important word here in English is “place.” In Hebrew, the word for “place&rdquo...

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Tribes and Troubles Part 1

Being part of the Hebrew Roots movement, or at least people who have some familiarity with the story of the Bible, most of us have heard of tribes, especially the 12 tribes of Israel. What is a tribe? According to marketing guru Seth Godin in his book, “Tribes”, a tribe is: “A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. … A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to...

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1 Timothy 1:8 and the Lawful use of the Law

As "great" as Paul was, as a Pharisee who felt he knew the law and lived by it, he realized that simply following the letter of the law wasn't right, and that he wasn't even living correctly! Note that in 1 Timothy 1:13 he even called himself a blasphemer! The point here is this, Paul realized that only living by the legality of the law wasn’t enough, he also needed the spirit.  He was not discarding the requirement of obeying the law, but simply applying another aspect of it, the...

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God’s Authority vs the Husband’s Authority

As more and more people come to an understanding that the Torah still applies today, friction is not uncommon, even within the same household.  A bigger question sometimes comes up, one about authority, headcoverings, etc.  What happens if a husband and wife have different understandings regarding this topic?  Should they get divorced? The short answer is “No”, they should not get a divorce.  When it comes to authority, the Word of God is the ultimate...

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Sabbath pleasure?

 Does Isaiah 58:13-14 mean that we cannot have any pleasure on the Sabbath? Isaiah 58:13-14 “If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day and call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly then you shall take delight in the Lord, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; I will feed you...

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Special Update from 119 Ministries

Hi, this is Jon from 119 Ministries.  As you may or may not know, I am one of the teachers and part of the team at 119.   It is normally not our practice to talk to you in such a personal way, because we always have a fear of focus being placed on us (teachers) instead of who really matters, Yah, our Creator. Well, this time is different, because this message will be all about giving glory to Yah and there is nothing but praise that can be given up to Him related to this...

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Running to the Wrong Goal

It was October 25, 1964, and the Minnesota Vikings were playing against the San Francisco 49ers; the 49ers have just fumbled the ball, it’s up for grabs.  Defensive End Jim Marshall scoops up the ball and takes it 66 yards into the endzone...his own.  This moment is remembered in sports history as “The Wrong Way Run”, where one man took the ball into the wrong endzone, celebrated by spiking the football causing it to roll out of bounds and scored 2 points for his...

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