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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With Harsh Times, Comes Harsh Questions

The theme of the Word of Elohim is being rewarded for what has been sown. Proverbs 11 is a good example of this. In fact, in Proverbs 11 verse 8, it speaks of the righteous who are delivered from trouble, yet the wicked take their place. In other words, if the righteous man is delivered out of a snare, there…

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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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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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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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In the Time of Need

Shabbat Shalom dear ones! We are looking forward to our beloved day of rest; aren’t you? I wanted to share a link with you regarding a recent article I read concerning the famine and drought conditions worldwide. It is packed with much information – necessary information for us as people of the King! As people of the Light, people of…

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Life As Usual

Standing in the kitchen scrambling eggs this morning, I was pondering and praying for someone who had just received a phone call from the doctor’s office concerning some blood work they had done just yesterday. They said for her to come in right away… At this, the words came up in my spirit, “It’s not life as usual anymore”. Three…

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The Man Around the Corner

Shabbat Shalom! What a beautiful and refreshing morning we had. I wanted to share this because Abba has never been so close as I have felt Him today. As Rivkah and I were wrapping up with the feeding of the homeless this morning, there were two plates left over. Today had seemed a lot slower than normal, so we had…

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The Jew-Gentile Fallacy

Shabbat Shalom, I wanted to share some correspondence I had a while back through a letter concerning some confusion about ‘Gentiles’. Please use this as your own springboard to study. It is the enemy who causes confusion, strife and division. I do not claim to know all, but I realize that if I remain soft, pliable, teachable under the tutoring of…

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Face Down

Something that I’m learning every single day in this adventurous walk with the Master, is the powerful weapon we have called ‘choice’. How many times lately or even throughout our lives do we find ourselves prostrated, face down upon the ground eating dirt? Not by choice at times, but by the shear weight and burdens of this world (the place…

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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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Cure for the Crushed

How many of us have been crushed – in a sense of a bruising of spirit? People are crushed by other people, whether through their death, relationships or the weight of daily life and circumstances, it is the interaction with people — both those we love and those strangers we rely upon to handle our precious business, that impact our…

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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 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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Salvation is a Journey – The Story of Jonah

© Moody Publishers Is the story of Jonah just a whale of a tale told before bedtime, taught in children’s Sunday schools, viewed as cute cartoons on DVD players? Or is there a deeper message to be heard, found inside that cold, dark belly of a fish? As this passage by passage study reveals, trusting in one’s own vanity is…

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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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There’s so much I’d like to say…

Thank you Yahuweh… I woke up last night to go to the bathroom, and standing slowly upon my feet because of my aching knees, I began thanking Abba for being able to stand up. The Hebrew meaning for thanksgiving (giving thanks), simply means to throw down and/or cast out the hand – extending the hand as in worship. This gives…

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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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The Reply of Loyalty

“Without the fiery furnace, we will never know if we passed the loyalty test” In Daniel 3, Nebuchadnezzar had set up an image that whoever did not fall down in obeisance to it at the sound of the music, they were to be immediately thrown into the furnace of fire. As the story goes, the three Hebrews refused to bow…

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