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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The Godly Legacy of Passover, Part II

This is the second in a two part series on why Christians should celebrate the feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits.

"The Chief Priests Ask Jesus by What Right Does He Act in This Way" James Tissot
“The Chief Priests Ask Jesus by What Right Does He Act in This Way”
James Tissot

The Real Passover Timeline

Christian tradition says Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose from the grave on Easter Sunday.  However, that is not quite right.  Jesus Himself explained that He had to be three days and three nights in the grave, according to the sign of Jonah which He gave to the scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 12:38-42 and Luke 11:29-32.  Here is how that worked:

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