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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 7

April 05, 2018

Remembering God’s Presence As God called the Israelites out of Egypt, He established His presence with them right way. He assured the newly freed slaves that He was with them to guide and protect them. “Adonai went before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead the way and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light. So they could travel both day and night. The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night never departed from the people.” ―Exodus 13:21 God...

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Stand with the Jewish People of Israel Against Their Many Enemies

April 04, 2018

Happy birthday Israel! It was just 70 years ago – on May 14, 1948 – that the modern Jewish State of Israel was officially founded. I wasn’t even born yet! But like so many Jewish people the world over, much of the Jewish identity I treasure so deeply is tied to the restored Land of Israel. And next month, Israel will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its restoration. But the celebration must be tempered by the realization that Israel’s founding seven decades ago was only the sta...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 6

April 04, 2018

Remembering Manna and Bread The Israelites spent 40 years wandering in the desert. The land was barren and desolate with scant food or water. But God provided. “Then Adonai said to Moses, ‘Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you….” ―Exodus 16:4 God performed a daily miracle to feed the Jewish people in the wilderness. Each morning, they awakened to manna on the ground. Any leftovers spoiled and were of no use for the next day, so every evening was an exercise in t...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 5

April 03, 2018

Remembering God’s Direction If you look at a Bible map showing Goshen, where the Hebrew slaves lived in northern Egypt, you’ll notice that the Red Sea they crossed is south of Goshen, but the Promised Land is north. So, why did God lead the Jewish people out of Egypt in the opposite direction of their destination? Why not take them across the top of the Sinai Peninsula along the Mediterranean Sea for a direct route to the Land He would give them? “After Pharaoh had let the people go...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 4

April 02, 2018

Remembering Leaven We are in the midst of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days, Jewish people are to eat no leaven, such as yeast. It is a reminder of the Passover in Egypt when, through God’s hand, the Hebrew slaves were liberated and had to leave hurriedly before their bread had risen. Every year, Jewish people are diligent to ensure they consume no leaven, so they remove it not only from their food but also from their homes. The search for leaven before Passover includes the ex...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 3

April 01, 2018

Remembering Deliverance At Passover, God delivered the Jewish people from four centuries of slavery to Egypt. Generation after generation knew nothing of freedom. They were born into bondage and died the same. Passover was a watershed event in Jewish history when God intervened to set the Jewish people free. He called them out of slavery and to a land of their own as a nation unto Him. “So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, to bring them up out of tha...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 2

March 31, 2018

Remembering that God Hears Our Cry It may have seemed to the Hebrew slaves that God had turned His back on them, that He didn’t care about their suffering. But that is not true. God heard their cries, and when the time was right, He stepped in to deliver them. “Then Adonai said, ‘I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their slave masters, for I know their pains.’” ―Exodus 3:7 It’s hard to be patient with God’s timeline...

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How Israel Protected the World from Nuclear Terrorism

March 30, 2018

Shortly after midnight on September 6, 2007, bombs destroyed Syria’s almost-finished al-Kibar nuclear reactor. The international community was never able to account for the facility’s equipment or Syria’s nuclear materials. No one claimed responsibility at the time of the attack, but the world suspected Israel. Sure enough, just last week – more than a decade later – Israel fessed up. Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said, “Israel will never accept an existential th...

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Messianic Jewish Passover Devotional – Day 1

March 30, 2018

Remembering the Passover Lamb Moses kept pressing Pharaoh to let the Jewish people go, and each time Pharaoh refused, Adonai subjected Egypt to another plague. As the last and worst calamity was near, God informed the Hebrew slaves what to do to escape it. The Angel of Death would descend upon the land and take Egypt’s firstborn, both human and animal. Each household of Israel was to select an unblemished lamb, care for it four days, and then sacrifice it. They were to paint its blood o...

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9 facts about the Biblical Feasts you didn’t know

March 29, 2018

9 facts about the Biblical Feasts you didn’t know We know that Yeshua (Jesus) participated in the Jewish Feasts during His earthly ministry. Scripture tells us He was present for pilgrimage Feasts in Jerusalem both as a child with His family, and then later when He was an adult. That shouldn’t surprise us, since back then these festivals were central to the remembrance of God’s faithfulness to the people of Israel, as it still is for observant Jews and Jewish Believers today. This is beca...

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