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119 Ministries 01119 Ministries, a ministry dedicated to seeking, teaching and living out the truth of the Word.  Our purpose is to seek and bring the truth to all nations, unlearn false doctrines and traditions of men, and to equip the body to live and practice the Word as God originally intended. 

Bulldozer Faith 01Bulldozer Faith.  We are a Hebrew roots group ministering together to see more people in Israel returning to the Torah as well as our out-reach internationally as we travel and share the heart of YHVH concerning Israel.

Dry Bones Restoration CompanyDry Bones Restoration Company and Kentucky Covenant Education Center. The teaching ministry established by Frank and Mary Lynn Houtz in Winchester, Kentucky.  The Kentucky Covenant Education, Inc. is a ministry to expand the teachings and seminars presented by Dry Bones Restoration Company and others. 

El Shaddai 01El Shaddai Ministries, is a Resource and Teaching Ministry. We do not want to convert Jews to Christianity or Christians to Judaism. The Scriptures say: The LORD will magnify the Torah and make it honorable. And those that love Torah will have great peace (Is 42:21/Ps 119:165). Yeshua loved Torah and loving what He loved will bring true Peace!

Hebraic Heritage Ministries 01Hebraic Heritage Ministries International.  A teaching ministry dedicated to restoring the Hebraic roots of Christianity.  Our desire is to be able to help you on your journey by providing various resources through multimedia and the written word.

The Hebrew Roots of the Early Church in 5 parts, produced by House of David Fellowship in Richmond, VA, documents the separation of Christianity from its Hebrew roots. For additional resources, see 119 Ministries, particularly their Sunburned series.

House of David Fellowship.  A Hebrew Roots based Educational Fellowship in Richmond Virginia that benefits the local community by teaching the Hebraic perspective of The Holy Scriptures.  Our outreach is not limited to just the local congregation near Richmond but to all the 50 states in the union and whosoever in any country in the world through our Members at Large ministry

Joined to HaShem 01Joined to HaShem.  A ministry dedicated to teaching the Hebraic perspective of faith in and obedience to the One True God.  Joined to HaShem acknowledges that Elohim (God) gave the scriptures to the Hebrew people, that faith is the first step toward pleasing Elohim, that obedience to the standard of Torah is the evidence of faith, and that we are serving the ONE TRUE ELOHIM.

Know the Time 01Know the Time, Change Your World. Author and businessman Barry L. Miller subscribes to the idea that history does not repeat itself but it does rhyme and suggests historical and economic rhymes are most evident when considered in increments of 7 years and 50 years.  He uncovers the Biblical patterns of time that guide believers in moving successfully through the seven year cycles of the Shemitah.

Lion Lamb New 01Lion and Lamb Ministries.  A non-profit, international teaching ministry with a mission to encourage believers of Yeshua the Messiah through the observance of Torah, Sabbath, and the Biblical Festivals.

Messiah to the Nations 01Messiah to the Nations. We are a group of Messianic believers from Canada and the Unites States who have a heart for missions and for seeing Yeshua glorified. Our goal is to help further God’s Kingdom on this earth by serving the Messianic community here and abroad.

Messianic Apologetics 01Messianic Apologetics. A comprehensive resource for Messianic apologetics and Biblical news and analysis addressing the theological and spiritual issues of the broad Messianic movement.

New2Torah 01New2Torah. Learning and following Torah while knowing that we are saved by Grace through Faith if we have come before Him and repented.

On That Day Ministries 01On That Day Ministries.  A Torah-Observant/Messianic/Hebrew Roots Ministry dedicated to bringing the followers of Yahshua, our Jewish Brethren, and Non-Believers to a place of faith and obedience before the coming Great and Terrible Day of YHVH.  In our video teachings, our blog and in our informational pages, you will find resources to hopefully enhance and prepare you for His imminent return.

Ruths Choice 01Ruth’s Choice.  Ruth chose Life over Death by choosing the one true GOD of Israel rather than going back to the pagan gods of her own people.  Ruth’s Choice is a teaching and service ministry founded in Arkansas by Benjamin and Sheral Shadwick to partner with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in His End Time work of loving Israel and standing with her people.

Torah Family 01Torah Family.  Torah Family is dedicated to seeking, teaching, and living out the whole truth of the Word.  Our purpose is to constantly seek and bring the Word to families in all nations.  We desire to help families unlearn false teachings and traditions of men, and equip them to grow in the Word.  In this, we hope to convey how to live and practice the Word as originally intended.

Wildbranch Ministy 01WildBranch Ministry.  This ministry is based upon Romans Chapter 11.  YHWH has reached out to the nations and grafted wild branches from among the nations into the natural olive tree.  The WildBranch focus is to restore the ways of our Creator to His people.

Wisdom in Torah 01Wisdom in Torah. Wisdom In Torah Ministries/Rico Cortes will challenge you to keep the Commandments that Yeshua/Jesus kept.  He specializes in uncovering spiritual truths hidden within the Holy Temple and the services that took place there.

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The Global Hebrew Roots Phenomenon

FlagsJust how big is this Messianic/Hebrew Roots movement?  It is hard to say, but it is most definitely not an American phenomenon.  As with so many things, much of the public expression of this movement generates from the United States due to the wealth, power, and cultural impact this nation has had on the entire world for the last hundred years.  However, this move of God in reestablishing His nation of Israel and reconnecting Christians and others to their Hebrew roots is something that spans the entire planet.  Here are a few examples:

  • During the Shabbat services at El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Washington, USA, Pastor Mark Biltz routinely welcomes visitors who have tuned in to the livestream web broadcast from Australia, South Korea, and other nations, and often welcomes visitors from Canada, Israel, and elsewhere who are there in person.
  • BFB150325 Pentecost to the Ends of the EarthThe thriving Hebrew Roots community of Australia will be hosting a conference at Shavuot (Pentecost), May 22-24, 2015, near Sydney called “Pentecost to the Ends of the Earth”. The theme of the conference, “Finding the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel at the ends of the earth”, reflects the purpose of the First Ephraimite/Northern Israel National Congress in Israel, which is occurring at about the same time.  For more information on the Australian conference please click on the links below:

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  • Etz Bney YosefThe First Ephraimite/Northern Israel National Congress in on track to convene May 25-27, 2015 in Samaria with over 100 people planning to attend from 12 nations: Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Israel, Jordan, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States.
  • Recently Pete Rambo, my friend and author of the Hebrew Roots blog natsab, connected with readers of his blog from Canada and South Africa, receiving very encouraging responses in an effort to open a dialogue and ensure they have a voice in the Ephraimite Congress. Pete has also publicized an opportunity to assist Baraka International Ministries, a Messianic teaching ministry based in Meaford, Ontario, Canada, in providing materials for a pastors’ conference in Uganda in April.  At this conference, nearly 100 pastors from Uganda and Kenya will meet to learn more about Torah and Messiah Yeshua’s central place in it.
  • After 15 months of publication, The Barking Fox has acquired an international readership as well. The greatest number of visits by far is from the United States, but it is exciting to see regular visitors from South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Israel, South Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Brazil, and many other countries and territories (130 to date).
  • Recently I have connected with the Facebook group Messianische Gemeinschaft Deutschland und Welt (Messianic Community in Germany and the World), a group based in Germany and including nearly 1,000 members from many nations.
  • One of the largest Messianic congregations in the world is in Kiev, Ukraine. The Kiev Jewish Messianic Congregation (KJMC), founded in 1994, is a very active and effective congregation with a membership of over 1,600 (as of 2013).
  • Beit Yaaqov 01Another vibrant Hebrew Roots ministry is Beit Yaaqov (House of Jacob) of Hyderabad, India. Beit Yaaqov has the mission of raising awareness of Torah and Israelite identity among the peoples of India who have long cultural traditions indicating their descent from the Lost Tribes of Northern Israel.

Clearly the Torah Awakening expressed in the Messianic/Hebrew Roots Movement is a global phenomenon, although it is difficult to say how big.  Perhaps that is a good thing; YHVH has always preferred that His people look at Him alone, not at numbers, wealth, resources, or other traditional measures of strength and effectiveness.  Nevertheless, we can take much encouragement from the fact that this global movement is growing, and with it an awareness of our identity as Israelites and of the imminent fulfillment of our King’s promises to restore His Kingdom.

With this understanding in mind, consider the blog post reproduced below from Tegenhetlich:  Terug naar de Oude paden. (“Against the Light:  Back to the Old Paths”).  Hadassah Dee, author of this Dutch Hebrew Roots blog, is a frequent contributor to the United2Restore Facebook community.  In this post, “Match:  Romans 11:25/Genesis 48:19/Melo hagoyim”, she investigates the reason behind Paul’s reference to the “fullness of the gentiles”, or “fullness of the nations” in Romans 11:25, drawing a connection with the prophecy made by Jacob over his grandson Ephraim in Genesis 48:19.  This is something The Barking Fox has addressed before (see “Fox Byte 5775 #12:  VaYechi (And He Lived)”), but Hadassah presents the teaching much better in English than I could ever do in Dutch!

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When Empires Die: Thoughts on the Centennial of World War I

When Empires Die was originally published June 28-July 28, 2014, as a six-part series.  The original six part format is accessible here.

I.  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie with their three children in 1910

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie with their three children in 1910

The world took a giant step toward death on June 28, 1914.  On that day a young atheist shot and killed a prominent Catholic and his wife in an obscure Southeast European city.  Within five years, four world empires were dismembered and two new ones arose in their place.  Within 40 years, three more global empires breathed their last as the new world system spawned in 1914 grew to maturity.  Today, one hundred years later, that world system wheezes with its own death rattle, soon to expire in the process of giving birth to yet another global system which may be the last – and worst – of its kind.

As a historian, a political scientist, a soldier, and an intelligence professional, I cannot let the centennial of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination pass without pausing to remember what his life and death meant to the world.  The circumstances that brought the Archduke and his wife, the Duchess Sophie, to Sarajevo, Bosnia, are not difficult to explain, but to understand the significance of their deaths, both in their day and in ours, requires a detailed explanation.  If that explanation seems too focused on Europe, the simple reason is that Europe in 1914 ruled the entire world.  No nation outside Europe – neither ancient India, nor populous China, nor even the rising powers of America and Japan – was immune to events that shook the state system of the Continent.  If we are to know why the world went to war in 1914, we must look at the major players of that state system.  Only then can we begin to discern what happened to the world in the summer of 1914, and what is happening to the world now in the summer of 2014.

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“Will Tribulation Begin A Year From Now?” Thoughts on the Shemitah and the End of the Age

The Harlot of Babylon 19th Century Russian Engraving

The Harlot of Babylon, a major player in the Great Tribulation, as depicted in a 19th Century Russian Engraving.

Most people have no desire to discuss the return of Messiah at the end of this age.  Many of them lump it into the category of “too weird”, or “myth and legend”.  Others suspect it may be true, but hope that it doesn’t happen in their lifetime.  That response comes from fear that they might not end up on the right side of the balance sheet, as well as a hefty dose of distraction due to the worldly interests that have ensnared their attention.

But then there are the believers, both Christian and Jewish, who anticipate that this age will end at some point with the great Day of the Lord.  What observant Jews think of that subject is something I am even now beginning to learn.  What Christians believe is something I have encountered all of my life.  Usually their attitudes fall into one of two categories:  either they believe God will take every person on earth by surprise because “no one can know the day or the hour”; or they affirm that we can know exactly when Jesus will return because we have the clues in the Bible.  As in all things, the truth exists somewhere between these two extremes.

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When Empires Die: Thoughts on the Centennial of World War I, Part VI

TO SURVIVE THE COMING NIGHT

"Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" Viktor M. Vasnetsov

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Viktor M. Vasnetsov

Is the Apocalypse Nigh?

If this truly is the beginning of the end of this age, then we should expect wars and rumors of war to increase until the entire globe is consumed, just as it was in the Great War of 1914-1918, and again in the Second World War of 1939-1945.  Depending on one’s perspective, the Tribulation either begins with or is immediately preceded by this period of escalating war.  This is the time of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the rider of a White Horse going out to conquer, the rider on the Red Horse who takes peace from the earth, the rider on the Black Horse bringing famine, and the Pale Horse bearing Death and Hades.  In short order these Horsemen bring an end to the lives of one fourth of the population of the planet.  The Horsemen are followed by the revelation of multitudes of martyrs slain for their adherence to the Word of God who ask how long before the Lord will judge the world and avenge their blood.  They are told to wait until the number of martyrs yet to die is complete.  Then comes a great earthquake and many signs in the heavens, followed by the selection of the special servants of God (12,000 from each tribe of Israel, 144,000 total) and the deliverance of multitudes from the Great Tribulation.  After that comes silence in heaven for a short time, and then the judgment of God begins in earnest.

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About That Great Sabbath Debate

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As expected, the debate between Jim Staley and Chris Rosebrough gave us two full hours of very lively and informative discussion on the question of whether Christians should keep the Sabbath.  The link to the archived debate is now available from Passion for Truth Ministries here:

First of all, I compliment Jim Staley and Chris Rosebrough for their courage and candor throughout the debate.  Both men prepared well and acquitted themselves as one would expect of brothers in Yeshua who disagree on a matter.  The debate did get heated in points, reflecting the passion both men hold for the question of the Sabbath, but it never degenerated into a name-calling shouting match, such as we have become accustomed to seeing in political debates and cable news opinion pieces.  That alone is reason to applaud the participants.  As moderator, Joseph Farah had little to do but state the rules, keep the time, and wrap up the discussion at the end.

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Outrage in Hebrew, Indifference in Latin

YHVHIn referring to the scattered exiles of Israel’s Northern Kingdom the prophet Hosea wrote this:

I have written for him the great things of My law, but they were considered a strange thing.  (Hosea 8:12 NKJV)

It would seem that God’s words through the prophet have direct application to us modern followers of Jesus Christ (Yeshua haMashiach).  Even though our God has recorded many great things both in His Law (Torah) given through Moses and in the Prophets, Christians tend to avoid those books of the Bible.  Whether it is fear of “the Law” and potential legalism associated with observing it, or a perception that the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures, or Tanakh) does not carry the same weight as the New Testament (Apostolic Scriptures), there is a definite lack of understanding of the first two thirds of the Bible.  This is a great tragedy, chiefly because it robs us of much blessing, including understanding of our identity as the seed of Abraham, spiritual depth, and fruitfulness in our walk of faith in Messiah.

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When the Bear Arises: Ukraine’s Crisis and the Fate of Messianic Believers

And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear.  It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth.  And they said thus to it: “Arise, devour much flesh!”  (Daniel 7:5 NKJV)

Misha the Bear extinguishes the Olympic flame, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Misha the Bear extinguishes the Olympic flame, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The stirring rendition of Russia’s national anthem during the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi continues to echo through my mind.  And yet the image of eager, innocent Russian children singing the praises of their Motherland, carries with it a haunting question:  why must the best national hymns belong to the world’s most aggressive empires?[1]

As if the world needed more proof of this, the Olympic athletes had hardly left Sochi before Russia was pressing its weight on neighboring Ukraine in support of a popularly-elected, but corrupt, president.[2]  As events of the past week have shown, the issue now is not whether Russia will intervene in Ukraine, but when or if Russia will leave Ukraine to work out its own problems.  Speaking as a historian and student of such things, it seems that there are only a few key questions facing the international community: Please click here to continue reading

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