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Water into Wine

Water into Wine By Jack Kelley Some call it a magic trick, to others it was a casual favor to a friend, but to John it was the way in which Jesus showed forth His glory. On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother…

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Truth Hurts

Written by Ruth Rosen It's the old Bob Newhart show, (you know, the one where he plays a psychologist, not an innkeeper, and his wife is not a mellifluous blond but a throaty brunette), and Bob has just come home after suffering humiliation on a televised airing of his group…

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First Things First

Written by Larry Brandt If Jesus is the Messiah, didn't he accomplish his mission the first time around? Our prophets didn't say anything about a second coming!" We Jewish believers in Jesus (Y'shua), are often confronted with that "question." The concept of two messianic "comings" gets such responses from both…

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The Genealogy of the Messiah

Written by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum In 1982, Reader's Digest decided to make the Bible easier to read. Translators, paraphrasers and a variety of religious entrepreneurs have been providing more and more modern versions of the Bible to keep pace with our rapidly deteriorating use of the English language. Reader's Digest…

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Is There Hope for Peace?

Written by Susan Perlman A biblical view of peace and how to attain it. Do not suppose that in the days of the Messiah any of the laws of nature will cease to exist or that new creations will come into being. In fact, the world will continue as it…

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Jesus Changed Nothing?

Written by Arthur Glasser Jewish people don't believe that Jesus was the Messiah. After all, the world is no different because of Him. Where is the Kingdom of God He talked about? He didn't even deliver His Jewish people from their enemies. Messiah will bring peace to the world when…

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Jewish Messianic Interpretations of Isaiah 53

It's commonly maintained that Isaiah 53 was never considered messianic by rabbis and Jewish sages. Sometimes the statement is phrased as, "Judaism teaches" that Isaiah 53 refers to the nation of Israel. The fact is that Isaiah 53 (more precisely, 52:13 to 53:12) has been interpreted in messianic terms by…

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Zechariah: A Further Question

Modern Judaism eschews the idea that a man can be God, and this is often cited as an objection to the messiahship of Jesus. But Zechariah forces us to consider the validity of this objection, as the prophet repeatedly refers to the Messiah-king figure as Lord." Zechariah 14:9: "The Lord…

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When the Messiah Comes…

Written by Barry Rubin Oftentimes, Jews who come to believe in Jesus are told by their unbelieving families, "If you'd only known more about Judaism, if you'd only studied your own religion, you never would have come to believe this way." My parents never said that to me because, before…

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The Returning King: The Two Messiahs” in Zechariah”

Written by Garrett Smith How can we reconcile the two very ways in which the Jewish scriptures portray the messiah? View PDF version Literature throughout the ages is replete with stories of mysterious and enigmatic kings, cryptic characters whose rule is often full of uncertain sorrows, yet strangely hopeful. Aragorn,…

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