Today I would like to share
with you the vision that the Lord has placed on our hearts
at the Tabernacle, which is seven fold:
1. Bring forth the Biblical
Jewish roots of Christianity to the church at large.
2. Establish unity between
all believers (Jewish and Gentile).
3. Bring the message of
salvation to Jewish people and the world
4. Be an “army of
intercessors” for Israel .
5. Lift up the name of
Yeshua (Jesus) at all times.
6. Place a strong emphasis
on Davidic praise and worship.
7. To Establish a Messianic
Jewish educational center, including a school of Davidic
praise and worship, Hebrew classes and many other
Messianic Jewish studies.
At the Tabernacle we
believe in the One true God: the Creator of heaven and
earth, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (Exodus 3:6)
We believe in the triune
nature of God, and though He is One God, we believe that
He manifests Himself as God the Father (Avinu), God the
Son (Yeshua), and God the Holy Spirit (Ruach Ha Kodesh).
(2Cor. 13:14 )
We believe that God the
Father sent His only begotten Son, Yeshua Ha Mashiach
(Jesus the Messiah) to die on the tree of sacrifice to
make atonement for the sins of all mankind. (John 3:16)
We believe that following
His crucifixion and death, God raised Yeshua (Jesus) from
the dead; that He ascended back unto His Father in Heaven,
where He reigns forever as King of kings and Lord of
lords. (1Cor. 14:20 , Rev. 19:16)
We believe that all who
receive salvation though the blood atonement of Yeshua
(Jesus) will also share in the power of His resurrection
from the dead, and will live forever in the Kingdom of
Heaven . (Rev. 5:9-10)
We believe that the Ruach
Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) has been poured out on all
believers in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) to empower them to be
witnesses for Him, and to live a holy life in Him. We
further believe in the nine-fold gifts of the Holy Spirit
and in the operation of those gifts throughout the body of
the Messiah. (Acts 1:8, 1Cor. 12:1-11)
We believe that Yeshua
(Jesus) has broken down the middle wall of partition, and
that all believers, both Jew and Gentile are one in Him.
We further believe that in these last days, God is
preparing the Bride of Messiah for Yeshua's second coming,
of which only the Father knows the timing. (Gal. 3:28,
Hebrew terms you will hear in our worship services:
Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah)
Kodesh (Holy Spirit)
Shem Adonai (Praise the Name of the Lord
(Prince of Peace)
Shalom (Sabbath Peace)
5 books of the Bible)
(First Covenant Scriptures)
I would like
to invite you to come and join us at The Tabernacle, where
you will experience the love of God, anointed praise and
worship and a good solid teaching from the Scriptures.
Yesterday I shared with you
the overall vision that the Lord has given us at the
Tabernacle. Part of that vision is the unity of all
believers in the Messiah Jesus, whether Jew or Gentile.
Galatians 3:28 says that "in the Messiah, there is neither
Jew nor Gentile, slave nor free, male nor female, that we
are all one in Yeshua Ha Mashiach, Jesus the Messiah".
Verse 29 adds that "we are all of the seed of Abraham, and
heirs according to the promise" that God gave to Abraham.
Ephesians 2:14 says that "Yeshua Himself is our peace,
that He broke down the middle wall of partition" that once
separated us. Paul adds in Eph. 2:12, 19, that Gentile
believers in Jesus are now part of the commonwealth of
Israel, fellow citizens with the Jewish people.
As we further examine the scriptures, we see that the very
heart of God is for the unity of all His children. Psalms
133 reads in Hebrew, " Hiney ma tov oo-mah-nah yeem,
shevet ach-eem gahm yachad ", how good and pleasant it is
for brothers to dwell in unity, it is like the precious
oil running down from the head (that's Yeshua) onto the
rest of the body (that's us, the body of Messiah) for
there the Lord commands the blessing, even life
Shortly before Yeshua went to the tree of sacrifice for
you and me, He prayed to His Father, "Father, may they be
one, even as we are One". Don't you want to be the answer
to that prayer! I know that I do!
As believers in Jesus (whether Jew or Gentile), we all
have the same Holy Spirit living inside of us, no matter
what our age is, what our gender is, no matter what
culture or background we come from.
If you are a Gentile believer in Jesus, you have the
"Spirit of the Jewish Messiah" living inside of you. If
you're a Jewish believer in Jesus, you have the same Holy
Spirit that a "born-again" Christian has! And you know
what? We all need each other!
We are the family of God! (Mishpochah is Hebrew), brothers
and sisters in the Messiah Jesus, and "Abba", our Heavenly
Father is looking for love and unity in His entire house.
Don't you want to bless the heart of "Abba" today?
You know, it's the love and unity of believers that speaks
"volumes" to the unsaved. In John 13:35 Yeshua said, "by
this all the world will know that you are my "Talmidim"
(my disciples) if you love one another".
Paul adds in Romans 5:5 that "the love of God has been
shed abroad in our hearts through the Ruach Ha Kodesh, the
Aren't you glad that whether Jew or Gentile, we are all
one in the Messiah Jesus! One body, one temple, one bride,
and one priesthood, purchased by the blood of the Lamb. To
Him be all glory, honor, power and praise forever and
Today I would like to share with you some of
the Messianic prophecies written in the Tenach (the Hebrew
Scriptures) that clearly point toward Yeshua (Jesus) as
1) Micah 5:2
says that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem and rule
over all Israel.
Yeshua, of course, was born in Bethlehem (Mt. 2:1).
2) Gen. 49:10 says that the Messiah will come from the
tribe of Judah.
Yeshua was born from the tribe of Judah (Mt. 1:3,16).
3) Isa. 7:14 says that He would be born of a virgin.
Yeshua was born of a virgin, who was impregnated by the
Holy Spirit (Lu. 1:34,35).
4) Isa. 40:3 says that the Messiah would be preceded by a
Speaking of Yochanan the Immerser (John the Baptist) who
preached repentance before the Messiah appeared (Mt.
5) Zech. 9:9 says that the Messiah would enter Jerusalem
on a colt.
Yeshua did enter Jerusalem riding on the foal of a donkey
as the people rejoiced, shouting "Hosanna to the Son of
David (Mt. 21).
6) Ps. 41:9 says that the Messiah would be betrayed by a
friend, one who ate bread with him.
After eating the bread from the Lord's table, Judas
Iscariot went out and betrayed Yeshua (Jn 13:27).
7) Zech 11:12 says that the Messiah would be betrayed for
30 pieces of silver Judas Iscariot betrayed Yeshua for 30
pieces of silver. (Matt. 27:3, 4)
8) Zech 11:13 says the betrayal money would be thrown in
the temple, and then given to buy a potters field.
After Judas Iscariot threw the 30 pieces of silver into
the temple, he went out and hanged himself. Then the chief
priests took the 30 pieces of silver and bought a potters
field (Mt. 27:5-7).
9) Isaiah 50:6 says that they would spit on the Messiah
and beat Him.
Mark 14:65 says that the soldiers spit on Yeshua and beat
Him with the palm of their hands.
10) Psalm 22:16,18 says that they would pierce His hands
and feet and cast lots for His clothing.
After Yeshua was crucified, the Roman soldiers cast lots
for His clothing (John 19:23).
11) Isaiah 53:12 says that the Messiah would be numbered
with the transgressors.
Yeshua was crucified with 2 thieves - one on His left and
one on His right (Mt.27:38).
12) Ex. 12:46 and Ps. 34:20 says that not one of His bones
would be broken.
When the soldiers saw that Yeshua had already died, they
did not break His legs (John 19:33).
13) Zech. 12:10 says they will look upon Him, the One whom
they have pierced.
John 19:34 says that blood and water came running out from
His side which was pierced.
14) Isaiah 53:9 says that the Messiah would be buried in a
rich mans tomb. A rich man named Joseph of Arimathea took
the body of Yeshua and laid it in a new tomb. (Matt.
15) Psalm 16:9-11 says that the Messiah’s body would not
see decay, that He would be exalted to the right hand of
God. In Matt. 28:6 the angel proclaimed “He is not here,
He has risen!”
looked at many of the prophecies written in the Tenach
(the Hebrew Scriptures) and how they clearly reveal Yeshua
(Jesus) as the Messiah.
1) the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem (Mic. 5:2)
2) that He would come from the tribe of Judah (Ge. 49:10)
3) that He would be born of a virgin (Is. 7:14)
4) that He would enter Jerusalem on the foal of a donkey
5) that He would be betrayed by a friend for 30 pieces of
silver (Zech 11:12,13)
6) that He would be crucified with thieves (Is. 53:12)
7) that they would pierce His hands and feet and cast lots
for His clothing (Ps. 16:9-11)
8) how He would be buried in a rich man's tomb (Is. 53:9)
9) that He would be raised from the dead to the right hand
of God (Ps. 16:9-11)
All of these prophecies were written by Jewish men in the
Jewish Bible clearly pointing toward and fulfilled in
Yeshua of Nazareth, Messiah of Israel and the Son of God!
Did you know that Moses also spoke of the Messiah in Deut.
18:15,18 when he said:
"The Lord your God will raise up a prophet like me from
amongst your brethren, Him you shall hear…for God will put
His words in His mouth, and He will speak all that God
King David gave clear testimony of Yeshua in many of the
Psalms that he wrote. In Psalm 2 David sees Yeshua as the
"Son of God". In Psalm 24 he sees Yeshua as "Adonai Tzvoat"
(the Lord of hosts), the King of Glory, and Commander in
Chief of the armies of heaven. In Psalm 110 David sees
Yeshua as Lord, King and Great High Priest, when he
writes, "The Lord said to my Lord, sit at my right hand
till I make your enemies your footstool, the Lord shall
send the rod of your strength out of Zion…you are a priest
forever after the order of Malchee-Tzedek". In addition to
all of this, David sees the crucifixion and the
resurrection of Jesus in Psalm 16 and Psalm 22. No wonder
Yeshua said in Luke 24:44 that Moses, the prophets and the
Psalms testify of Me!
Another very important prophecy in the Hebrew Scriptures
is found in Jer. 31:31-33.
"Behold the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I
will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and with
the House of Judah…this is the covenant I will make with
the House of Israel in those days, declares the Lord. I
will put my law in their minds and write it on their
hearts and I will be their God and they shall be My
This New Covenant (Brit Ha Dasha in Hebrew) was instituted
by the Messiah Himself in Mt. 26:27, 28 as He celebrated
the Passover with His disciples. He took the cup and said
"Drink from it, all of you, for this is My blood of the
New Covenant which is shed for many for the remission of
sins." This New Covenant was further sealed on the Day of
Pentecost, when God poured out the Holy Spirit and put His
laws in our minds and wrote them on our hearts!
know that about 3,000 years ago, King David instituted a
whole new order of worship in Israel? I Chronicles 15 and
16 tells us that David appointed from the Levites, a
singing, music-making, songwriting, prophesying,
Spirit-filled priesthood, to praise and worship the Lord
God of Israel continually on Mt. Zion. You might say "the
Sparks were flying up on Mt. Zion".
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