To fulfil what was spoken – the virgin is with child

“Hear now, O house of David? Is it too little for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign; Behold, the maiden conceives and bears a son, and she shall call his name Immanuel. Curds and honey shall he eat, that he may […]

Judah and Tamar (Genesis 38)

The story of Joseph (Genesis chapters 37 to 50) is interrupted in Genesis chapter 38 by a record of the origins of the tribe of Judah. Joseph prefigured Messiah in many details of his life, i.e. as the chosen son, whom his brothers despised and rejected, but later bowed down to,[1] but Joseph was not […]

The Torah of Messiah

“Hear now, O Israel, the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from […]

Our Father Abraham

“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn; look to Abraham, your father . . .” (Isaiah 51:1) Abraham is seen as the Patriarch by followers of three of the major world religions, […]

Binding and loosing

Dies auch in Deutsch erhaeltlich “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19). What is meant by this authority to bind and to loose? A failure to understand what […]

The Keys of the Kingdom – Matthew 16 and the church of Rome

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter […]

Present Day Tongues – Is it the same as the gift of tongues manifested in the Apostolic Age?

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build […]

THE NEW COVENANT: A Ministration of the Spirit

(This is an edited version of Chapter 7 of Andrew Murray’s ‘The Two Covenants’ – first published by J. Nisbet, London, 1899) “You are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not on tables of stone, but on tables that are hearts of […]

Learning evangelism from the Apostle Paul

(This is an edited version of a presentation given at the conference “Influencing Muslims for Jesus Christ” in Benoni, South Africa, on 27 April 2012) The one who said “follow me as I follow Messiah” leads us in a particular approach to evangelism which is evident from his missionary activities in the Book of Acts. The record […]

Judaism – from monotheism to atheism?

Anyone interested in seeing where Judaism is heading should visit the website advertising the second “Sinai Indaba” event that commences in Johannesburg, South Africa this evening. About 3000 delegates (Jewish and other), are due to attend. Firstly notice the two high-lighted characters in “Sinai Indaba” – namely the “I” and the “I”. Then play the […]