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The 613 Mitvot: 51-55

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We are often asked to do teachings on the 613 commandments found in the Jewish faith.  Understandably, such a teaching or teaching series would be an immense undertaking.  However, we thought we may be able to go through it, at least in part, in our blogs.  This is an ongoing blog series that we will do at different times without any real schedule planned.  We will not be going into great depth in this series. The format for these blog posts will be simple.  We will...

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Talking Torah Part 4: How Not to Bully Others With Your Words

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Remember the feeling when you walk into a store and you get bombarded with salespeople?  Remember how it feels to have someone working hard to show you all of the benefits of a product, and how it is so much better than what you have, yet they’re trying too hard and you really aren’t interested?  Most likely, you don’t like that feeling and you get put off by those people.  You don’t want to be that person, especially when it comes to discussing...

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Talking Torah Part 3: How Not To Bully Others By Your Actions

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You know how your friends and family sometimes seem to get when you have tried to talk to them about the Torah?  Some may be receptive while others may refuse to talk about the subject or even become hostile, showing a side you would never have thought existed.  It doesn’t always have to be that way, if you’ve taken them into consideration and checked your attitude, then it may have something to do with actions. We do not recommend having deep discussions relating...

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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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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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For A Limited Time Only

How old are you?  How much of that time has been wisely spent?  We aren’t guaranteed a day, an hour, or even a minute of our lives, yet many of us live our lives as if we have an eternity to do what’s important.  Yet how often are we spending time with God in prayer, praise, worship, and thanksgiving?  How much of our time is spent searching the will of our Father and then obeying what was revealed?   We are to be good stewards of what we are given; be...

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Judaizers...Is That What We Are?

It is not uncommon for us, as 119 Ministries as well as other followers of the Torah, to be labeled as “Judaizers” or for it to be said we are “Judaizing”.  Yet how many know what they are saying?  What does it mean to be a Judaizer?  Are we Judaizers? What a Judaizer IsAccording to one article on NewAdvent.org, judaizers are/were: “A party of Jewish Christians in the Early Church, who either held...

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Yeshua: God with us, the Everlasting Father and a Mighty God

Yeshua was given many names in the bible, not the least of which were Emmanuel, Everlasting (or Eternal) Father, and Mighty God.  Was He all of these things?  How could He be both the man Yeshua and the Everlasting Father, Mighty God?  By delving deeper into the Scripture we find He was all of those, but maybe not the way it is commonly understood. How is Yeshua, “God with us”?Emmanuel, also spelled Immanuel, is a name given to the Messiah in Isaiah 7:14, meaning...

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Gnostic Influence?

Millions of believers today have been directly influenced by a Gnostic interpretation of the NT scriptures. Antinomianism comes from the Greek meaning lawless. Paul used the term freedom in Christ; for example, Galatians 2:4. The Gnostics understood this to mean "lawlessness" (i.e. not obeying Mosaic Law). Although the term designating this error came into use only in the sixteenth century, the doctrine itself can be traced in the teaching of the earlier heresies. Early Gnostic sects...

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Above and beyond - Jeremiah 31

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Quite often, when we read of the new or renewed covenant we quickly turn to Jeremiah 31:31-33. But have we ever read the verses before verse 31?  Jeremiah 31:29-30 In those days they shall no longer say: “‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children's teeth are set on edge.’ But everyone shall die for his own iniquity. Each man who eats sour grapes, his teeth shall be set on edge. What does that mean? If we were we to not give the matter much...

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A MISS in the 4th and 7th Day!

It is always frustrating to realize one has missed the obvious after a teaching has already been published.  Perhaps another version is in order.  :) How many have watched the 2 part series, "The 4th and 7th Day?" The Fourth and Seventh Day - Part 1 The Fourth and Seventh Day - Part 2 The pattern of the 4th and 7th day is found in the tabernacle, in creation week, in the prophets, and in the new testament... We missed one of the easiest ones... The moedim (appointed times)...

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What "Isn't" the Hebrew Roots Movement?

What “Isn’t” the Hebrew Roots Movement? This article serves as a response to an article at gotquestions.org. Original article can be found here: http://www.gotquestions.org/Hebrew-roots.html (Quotes from the article are in quotes and italics)  “Although there are many different and diverse Hebrew Roots assemblies with variations in their teachings, they all adhere to a common emphasis on recovering the "original" Jewishness of...

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2010 Brought Praise

By Janae: I don’t consider myself a Christian. I haven’t labeled myself with that term since I found out that it was associated with many things that weren’t quite Biblical. I’ve since become a “Bible Believer”, or rather-one who believes the whole Bible. This doesn’t mean just the New Testament; mind you, but the WHOLE BIBLE-word for word, syllable for syllable, and flood for giant. It’s especially difficult to fill out bubble sheets. The...

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Mingleseed.com - Something new and interesting...

  February 12, 2013   MingledSeed.com is a consortium of faith based presenters with individual autonomy under the scriptures, solely. All of the presenters are lead by faith and have agreed to participate in the events without a predetermined fee of any kind, including travel expenses. They have, in various ways, expressed genuine concern regarding the way things are going in this rapidly changing world. Coming from different backgrounds one would expect that not...

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What if God Told Us to Wear Seatbelts?

What If God Told Us to Wear Seatbelts? Why would it be easy to misunderstand a man like Paul, who is trying to counter all of the ways that people have twisted and complicated some very simply Commandments? 2nd Peter 3:16 warns about people taking Paul's difficult words to teach Lawlessness, making the "error of the lawless." For example, what if God told us to simply wear seatbelts when in a vehicle? Look at all of the things people would do with that Command, and then you try to counter...

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Is our copy of the bible a reliable copy of the ORIGINAL?

OLD TESTAMENT How do we know the Bible has been kept in tact for over 2,000 years of copying? Before the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls our earliest Hebrew copy of the Old Testament was the Masoretic text dating around 800 A.D. The Dead Sea Scrolls date around the time of Jesus copied by the Qumran community, a Jewish sect living around the Dead Sea. We also have the Septuagint which is a Greek translation of the Old Testament dating in the second century B.C. When we compare these...

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His Anointing Teaches You About All Things

These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you. As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming. If you know that He...

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The "Law" Limbo Begins: "How Low Will They Go?

By Clint Branham www.AwakenedChurch.com The “Law” Limbo begins; “How low will they go? “ Here are some examples of lies being spread about Stephen and Paul; Acts 6:9-14, Acts 21:18-26, Acts 25:7-8. Scripture clearly teaches that these matters are false, but these blatant lies have been adopted as truth and doctrine by Mainstream Christianity.   Don't believe me?  Read on... Act_6:9-14 (9) Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is...

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The Pauline Paradox - Lawfulness or Lawlessness?

The Pauline Paradox - Lawfulness or Lawlessness? Are you that sure that Paul teaches that God has abolished or changed His law? Do you attempt to discern what law (instruction) Paul is teaching on in context? Do you realize how many "laws" Paul mentions in his letters? Here are some "laws" Paul specifically mentions: "Law of God" "Law of Sin" "Law of Sin and Death" "Law of Faith" "Law of my mind" "Law of Righteousness" "Law of Christ" Have you ever wondered why Peter says Paul is...

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Is Science and the Bible at Odds?

The Bible is often described as a book that includes many ideas that are scientifically inaccurate. The truth is that what many Christians (and non-Christians) have misinterpreted the Bible in such a way as to make it seem to be at odds with the reality of our world. For example, the Roman Catholic Church promoted geocentrism (the idea that the earth is the center of the universe) for many years. This concept is not found in the Bible, but stems from the idea that since humans are the center...

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