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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I’m Alive

No matter how hopeless the situation may be, or how long you may have waited for a resurrection of what seems to be long dead–He came–Messiah Yahushua is never late. He sees your tears, and weeps with you. Hold on…the Resurrection and the Life is coming! Click <HERE> to listen Music “You Came (Lazarus)” From the album ‘Beautiful Surrender’ by…

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Exhortation to Overcome

As believers in Messiah Yahushua, we are all called to overcome and to let our lights shine in the darkness. That means we stand out from the darkness. Kepha (Peter) became our example of how ‘not’ to share in the sufferings of the Light of Truth when he denied knowing the Master Yahushua three times. What a dear and precious…

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What Kind Of Glasses Are You Wearing?

“Oh no, my master! What shall we do?” Oh…how much wasted time I have spent in asking this same question, just as the servant of Elisha did in 2 Kings 6 when he saw the armies surrounding the city. In compassionate response, Elisha said, “Fear not: those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” “Open his eyes,” the…

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Reasonings of the Heart–A Yom Kippur Message

Listen, as Derek shares a special Yom Kippur Message (with intimate insights into 2 Corinthians 10), and calls to attention the subtle reasonings of the mind which so often challenge the authority and truth of the word of Elohim. If our flesh is submitted to what the Creator says is true, the enemy has no leverage to use our flesh against…

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The New Moon of Tishrei Sighted! Chag Sameach!

Joy and Shalom! Greetings in the wondrous name of Yahuweh and our Master Yahushua–Our soon coming Messiah! We just received report of the new moon being sighted in Jerusalem by two witnesses. It is bitter/sweet because last month, the two witnesses were Yedidah and I. We rejoice, however, not because sunset tonight (September 2nd, 2016) begins a new creation calendar…

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Gideon’s 300 – Be Thou A Separated Remnant

Join Derek at the foothills of Mount Gilboa, at Harod Spring, where Gideon’s 300 were handpicked by Yahuweh Himself. This is a clear sounding message of the shofar, to gather and prepare the people for the final battle soon to rage–a battle whom no man’s arm will be able to deliver…save the Master General Yahuweh! Garden Music Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)…

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What Do You Believe?

While talking to Father today, this ‘truth’ began to form within me… When truth comes, healing comes. When Messiah Yahushua showed up, healing came for people. But what is the primary purpose for healing? In Isaiah 53, what is healing in conjunction with? Salvation from our sins! So, yes, of course He wants His people well, but healings are mainly…

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The Quick Version of the Who, What, When, Where and Why of Israel–An Audio Podcast

Join Derek and Rivkah, as they were recently asked to speak at a local, small church congregation in the country, about why every believer in Messiah Yahushua should be involved with, and praying for the peace of the apple of Yahuweh’s eye–Israel. This teaching lays the foundational truth for the understanding of why Israel has NOT been replaced by the…

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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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Into the Storm – Out with Praise

“And the men marvelled, saying, “What is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?” Matthew  8:27 Boker Tov (Good Morning), I wanted to give a quick praise to Abba report. I was sitting in the living room this morning, thanking Abba for protecting us the other day, so I decided to tell about it here. He always…

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A Life Worth Fighting For

“Choose life? Yes.. choosing life is sometimes the hardest thing we ever have to do because death is so easy to live under. Life is something fought for.. and His life is something He wants to give us if we only choose Him and follow after Him and His commandments. This is life and because of it, our earthly body…

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Who Are We To Question?

‘I am Yahuweh, and there is none else – there is no Elohim besides Me. I gird you, though you have not known Me, so that they know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none but Me. I am Yahuweh, and there is none else, forming light and creating darkness, making peace and creating…

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Celebrate the Creator – Celebrate Life!

Iyob (Job) was asked 60 questions by Yahuweh, to which he was only able to respond with, “You are Elohim and I am not! This is a video that calls all of Yahuweh’s creation to come and celebrate the life He created and gave to us to enjoy! Using clips from National Geographic’s, “Journey to the Edge of the Universe” and “The Miracle…

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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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No Sacrifice, No Harvest

“I have come as a light into the world, so that no one who believes in Me should stay in darkness.” John 12:46 (ISR) “And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.” John 11:43 (KJV) Just the other day, I substituted for an 8th grade math class. It was during the 8th period…

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Rest in His Forgiveness

As the hour draws near for Yom Kippur to begin, we wanted to express our thankfulness to all of you. As we enter into a day where we ask Abba to search every inch of our hearts for anything that might be displeasing and/or offending to Him, let us find rest in His forgiveness. I find particular joy in that,…

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Let Us Do For Him

Ever since the day that Sha’ul (Paul) came to visit us, one Shabbat afternoon, while living in Florida, I have felt so close to my brother in Messiah. I had been sharing some revelations that I received in the book of Galatians. I was sitting on the floor, passionately going through one of the chapters, and explaining what I had…

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The Light Shines in the Darkness

To be honest, we did not feel like going anywhere today. We have gone every Shabbat for 4 weeks because others have been out of town. However, we know that every time we go, we are the one that gets “ministered” to…our spirits leap and He gives us more energy and joy over sharing His Word than anything else. Plus,…

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Song of the Buried

The grains of earth slowly surrounding me. One by one, they pile high, nearly covering my head. The light I see above is quickly fading, and the weight of it all is becoming more than I can bear. My own breath is crushing me. The darkness has set in now. The full blow of being covered over has engulfed my…

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Please, Dwell Together in Unity

See how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity –Like the precious oil on the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aharon, Running down on the collar of his robes –Like the dew of Ḥermon, That comes down on the mountains of Tsiyon. For there יהוה commanded the blessing, Life forever!…

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The Master is Near

So then, my brothers, beloved and longed-for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Master, beloved. I appeal to Euodia and I appeal to Suntuche to be of the same mind in the Master. And I also ask you, true companion, help these women who laboured with me in the Good News, with Qlemes also, and the rest of…

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Shavuot – Find Your Place Inside

Today is Shavuot – the day we celebrate, according to Leviticus 23, the giving of the Torah and the giving of the Spirit of Yahuweh by Messiah Yahushua. We have been in transitional mode now for awhile, and know that our blogs have been few and far between. However, I wanted to share with you a quick word of thanksgiving…

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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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The Ancient Ways – Living One Day at a Time

“Live one day at a time! Suffice it to keep thee occupied simply striving to bring joy to thy Father’s heart.”  “Come Away My Beloved” by Frances J. Roberts  Messiah said not to worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow has enough worries of its own (Matthew 6:34). How true is that! How wonderful to know that all we have to do today is…

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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 Ancient Ways—Rivers of Living Water

“Pour out thy heart unto Me. From the deepest recesses of thy being, let thy love flow forth unto Me; let thy lips utter My Name. Let thy praise rise in the daytime and in the night. Yea, when thou art utterly spent, then shall My speech fall upon thee. Then shalt thou lie down in peace and rise up…

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The Key is the Heart

This study investigates various issues many believers do not wish to discuss because they are either too shameful to mention or perhaps the issues are completely unknown to them. Some of the questions discussed are: Why do I still struggle with sin? Why do I still feel guilty though I have been forgiven of my sins? Can I lose my salvation?…

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Perseverance

We go through many times in our lives where we need encouragement, need to know there is someone else who is going through what we are going through or has victoriously gone through what we are going through. We like to know we are not alone. These are all normal human emotions. BUT— It is when we learn that Yahuweh…

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Hope – Wishful Thinking or Confident Expectation?

Discover, in this word study, what ‘hope’ really means from a Hebraic perspective. As Rivkah dives into the deeper meaning of this shallow, often misunderstood English word, what she “unravels” will “confidently” change the way many of us have understood the word to mean – a simple ‘make a wish’ concept. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditations…

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