In Preparation of Passover – 2017

In preparation for Passover 2017, Derek shares his thoughts and heart in response to an email from a dear brother. Listen as Derek discusses insights into Messiah Yahushua being our Menorah, in whom we have been created to be vessels of honor to contain the anointed oil of His Father’s Spirit. We are mediators of the Gospel message–priests wearing the…

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Spring Festivals Update

Boker Tov (Good Morning), The sun is up this morning! And as I prayed one morning, ‘that means that life is continuing’, I am thankful still for that faithful witness in the sky – a witness that says what the Creator says is true! (Psalm 19:1-2). That prayer that I prayed that morning, can be found in the podcast here:…

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Calendar Clarification

Shalom! We have received several comments/messages concerning the announcement of Yom Teruah and the declaration of the 7th month (Tishrei). The answer lies in the barley search that took place earlier this year and the final determination of the beginning of the Festival calendar. There was much confusion over this regarding the barley teams that went out. Rivkah and I…

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A Call For Unity—Returning to the Ancient Ways (Parts I and II)

A call for unity for all aviv barley search teams, whether Messianic, Jew, or Karaite, to come together and standardize a process for determining a uniform definition of “aviv barley”, based upon the Scriptural requirements necessary to proclaim the month of aviv. An agreeable process for determining the beginning of the Biblical year MUST be established for all who desire…

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One Last Breath on the Aviv Barley 2016 — A Personal Cry for Unity

Shabbat Shalom, Rivkah and I have continued to receive more questioning regarding the “floating” aviv barley reports, that seem to be drifting into the “air space” of concerned believers. “Who’s report are we to believe?”, they ask. If we go by Isaiah 53:1–it is to whom Yahuweh reveals His “Barley Sheaf”, that will determine what report to believe. Recently, a…

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A Special Message of Preparation – Passover, 2016

Hear this special message of preparation for all of Yahuweh’s set-apart ones. Today is the day for His set-apart ones to be hidden under the wings of the Almighty. He is gathering His chicks around Him. Today is the day of the beginnings of separation, and the thrust towards the ushering in of Messiah Yahushua–our Passover Lamb. To listen and/or…

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No Compromise Here Please!

Do you compromise in the name of peace? Does the verse in Romans 12:18, where it says “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men,” mean that we are to compromise on Father’s standards or Messiah’s Words so we can live in peace with unbelievers or even other believers? Do not ask me…

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The Call To Unleavened Worship

Shabbat Shalom! As we prepare to enter the Passover week, we wanted to share (or should we say re-share) an article previously written about worship. Not only worship, but ‘unleavened’ worship. What is unleavened worship? It is the simple, pure worship that results from being de-contaminated of the leaven in our lives through allowing His oil, His wick, His flame to…

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Spring Feasts of Yahuweh – Part 1: Purim

This blog will discuss Purim and introduce Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread/First Fruits, along with answering the following questions: Should we celebrate the Feasts/Festivals? If yes, what has been mandated by Father versus traditions of man? When are they on the world calendar? Should we celebrate the “Feasts of the Lord (Yahuweh)” of Leviticus 23 when they are in the “Old”…

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The Call To Unleavened Worship

In preparation for the Passover season, I wanted to re-release this study article – ‘The Call to Unleavened Worship’. Worshipping Yah must be done in a fashion that is void of anything within us that causes ‘self’ to ‘rise’ and be puffed up. He is after unleavened lifestyles. Removing the ‘rising factor’ from our lives, through recognition that He is…

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