R. Dennis Richards connects the celebration of Chanukah with the original story of the Maccabean revolt under persecution, the Messiah’s quoting of Daniel’s prophecies, and how it all comes together to form a picture what will happen in the end times. This a pertinent and timely message for everyone that professes to believe in the God of Israel. Because technical difficulties prevented recording, only the notes for this message could be presented here. Chanukah: A Picture of the End Times Notes for a message by Rabbi Dennis Richards, 12/23/17 There is more to this eight-day holiday which has been called Chanukah, while it is never actually mention in the Tenach yet part of Chanukah’s is in the single mention of Chanukah found in the Book of John where it is called by its English name, “The Feast of Dedication.” Yet Chanukah actually holds a big, prophetic end-time revelation. And as the years go by and time progresses we draw closer and closer to biblical prophecies that will be fulfilled. • Chanukah presents a preview of end times events mentioned in the Tenach and the teaching of Messiah. It tells of the spirit that will envelop the world, and the strategies for believers’ endurance more than any other biblical holiday. Many Christians and secular Jews have no idea why this is also significant for them and yet the Orthodox involved in Cabbala understand. Messiah gave us a clue to its mystery validated in the Book of John where it mentions that He celebrated Chanukah. John 10:22-23 states, when He “walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch” during the “Feast of Dedication.” • The word Chanukah means “dedication” and revolves the continued Salvation of Israel.” Yeshua takes us to go back the 9th chapter of Daniel to see the mystery of how Daniel’s prophecy ties into Chanukah. It is here where when the 70-year period of Israel’s captivity is virtually over, and the return to their own land is imminent. It is with this hope, Daniel begins to pray for himself and his people. His prayer of confession and petition is answered, but certainly not in a way Daniel would have expected. • YHVH sent Gabriel, His messenger, to give Daniel the understanding and insight into the vision Daniel had received, enabling him to see the near future in perspective. • He wanted Daniel to understand the relationship between Israel’s soon return to the land and the rebuilding of the temple in the light of His promise to restore His people and establish His kingdom on the earth. • He wanted Daniel to know that Israel’s imminent return to the land was not the coming of the kingdom of God. The angel Gabriel is a messenger who was entrusted to deliver several important messages on YHVH’s behalf. Gabriel appears to at least three people in the Bible, the first was to the prophet Daniel (Daniel 8:16). Gabriel’s appearance and announcement provides...Read More »
Posted on Dec 17, 2017
In this 3rd part of the series on His Will, R. Paul Falk shares good possibilities as to exactly why Joseph did what he did with his brothers in Egypt when they came to buy grain. The most valuable lessons learned by Joseph and his brothers are ones that we are learning as we wrestle to accept the Father’s will in our lives. His Will 3 - Joseph and His Brothers in Egypt (Miketz) [ 1:03:38 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...Read More »
Posted on Dec 10, 2017
R. Paul Falk teaches the second installment of the series about the will of the Father, focusing on the topic of predestination versus free will. Expounding on some of the most difficult scriptures on the subject, such as Romans 9 about the Father’s choosing of Jacob over Esau, and the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart, he presents a fresh perspective that answers a lot of questions, and takes the entirety of the Scriptures into account. After clicking on the Play button below, click here to follow along with the slides. His Will 2 - Predestination vs. Free Will [ 1:03:47 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...Read More »
Posted on Dec 3, 2017
R. Dennis Richards diffuses some misconceptions about salvation that neither the teachings of the Messiah nor the history of the scriptures support. Beginning with the fundamentals of Christianity and then addressing the tenet, “there is salvation in no one else,” he shows how the truth has been twisted to go completely against the scriptures. After clicking the Play button below, click here to view the slides. Standard Podcast [ 38:05 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...Read More »
Posted on Nov 26, 2017
R. Paul Falk continues to decipher Yeshua’s parable of the vineyard (Matthew 21), presenting the metaphors of the fig tree and the vine. With references in the Torah as well as the prophets, we can understand how these metaphors are given to be signs for us, not only in Yeshua’s time but also in future, end-time prophecies. The Vineyard 7 - The Fig Tree and the Vine [ 49:26 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...Read More »
Posted on Nov 18, 2017
R. Dennis Richards makes practical observations about the character and the heart of Rebecca as seen through Genesis 24 in which Abraham’s servant is sent to find a wife for Isaac. Several small hints and clues reveal that Rebecca had a heart like Abraham’s, an example for each of us today. Rebecca and Abraham's servant at the well [ 42:18 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...Read More »
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