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Trinity Fellowship and Forerunner Ministries doesn’t look or function as an ordinary church. We’ve made a commitment to look more like the first century disciples that we see in the Book of Acts. Of course, you need to understand that those folks were Jewish in every sense of the word.

A more Scriptural approach to living our faith means we function on a Biblical calendar rather than a Gregorian calendar. We observe Shabbat and celebrate the appointed times of the Lord described in Leviticus 23. (They aren’t Jewish feasts after all. They are the Lord’s...

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March 11, 2018 in General

We are currently in the 12th month of the Biblical year. Last month (11th) was a 30 day month. We are nearing the end of the 12th month; the moon is in its waning period as our ability to see the entirety of the moon dissipates until we cannot see it at all, and then the moon begins a new cycle in which we start by seeing the sliver, or new moon. The lunar cycle is 29.53 days, so typically we have a 29 day month followed by a 30 day month, and then repeat. The fraction (.03) does build up...

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February 23, 2018 in General

In chapter 27, Israel was instructed to gather between Mount Gerizim and Mount Eval and recommit themselves as individuals and corporately as a community to Elohim and the Torah. It is that commitment, or lack thereof, that seals the blessings and curses (Deut. 29:29) - the secret things of YHVH belong to Him, but what has been revealed to us belongs to us.

This is why I believe the Apostle Sha'ul goes to great lengths to teach the former Gentiles about their new identity as...

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January 15, 2018 in General

The following is a brief explanation of the official Forerunners' position on the Biblical Dietary Laws. Please note that we follow Bibilical instruction rather than a rabbinical approach to the dietary laws. Keep in mind that Isaiah foresees that as the acharit hayamim (end of days) comes to the conclusion of Messiah returning, those who disregard the dietary laws will be judged for their disobedience (Isaiah 66:17). It is imperative that we look at all Scripture to determine our halakah...

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September 3, 2017 in


Last time, we learned that Psalm 133 teaches us that the blessing of everlasting life is in the unity of Abba's people. John 17 teaches us eternal life is to know the one true God. The idea of "know" is to enjoy intimacy and a shared covenant with the Giver of Life.

John 17: After Yeshua had said these things, he looked up toward heaven and said, "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, so that the Son may glorify you -- 2 just as you gave him authority...

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September 1, 2017 in General

One of David's songs of ascent reveals a powerful clue in YHVH's plan, and why the season of Teshuvah is focused on building community with like-minded people who have chosen the path of submission to Elohim's plan..

Psalm 133 (CJB): Oh, how good, how pleasant it is for brothers to live together in harmony. 2 It is like fragrant oil on the head that runs down over the beard, over the beard of Aharon, and flows down on the collar of his robes. 3 It is like the dew of Hermon...

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August 31, 2017 in General

The theme of Teshuvah is alive and well in Yeshua's revelation to the Apostle John.

Revelation 3:3-13 tells us an amazing thing that gets glossed over in some streams of Christianity today. First, you must endure until the end... a life well lived until the end will result in salvation. Furthermore, some 60 years after Yeshua's death and resurrection, the expectation was that true believers would be practicing Jews. Judaism was the expression of Israel in the first century....

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August 30, 2017 in General

Step by step, Avraham lived an intentional, godly life .Not perfect, but his motivations were to please YHVH. It is imperative that each of us do the same.

In contrast, we see his nephew Lot, who because of circumstances was more like a son, who does not give the same effort to discipline. Lot's actions are in contrast to Avraham's instruction and his leading by example.

Moses teaches us that we must deliberately chose to turn our back on the world and keep our...

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August 29, 2017 in General

Abba Father, giver of every good and perfect gift, we ask that you would be merciful to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We acknowledge Lord that the sins of this nation are grievous; as a nation we have become unrecognizable as a people founded on Your principles. Restore us, Avinu, to Your Torah. draw us near, our King to serve You. Restore us to Your presence in complete repentance. Blessed are You, YHVH, who desirea repentance.

We ask for a spirit of conviction,...

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August 28, 2017 in General

Forgiveness is one of the chief characteristics one must have if he or she is to become literal children of Elohim in His Kingdom. One must start by being faithful in the small things. YHVH has positions of teaching and influence prepared for us (John 14:2; Revelation 5:10). Because these positions come with great responsibility and authority, one must have a heart ready and willing to forgive and forget mistakes. Those coming out of the Great Tribulation will make many mistakes, just as we...

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August 27, 2017 in General

This prophetic word spoken by the Prophet Amos (chapter three) has some application to the USA. Our nation was founded on Biblical principles and our system of laws are based on the Instructions given to Israel through the Prophet Moses. America aligned itself as Israel by accepting the responsibility of Israel in terms of its agreeing to the terms of the Bridal contract, the Ten Commandments as the foundation of this nation.

Furthermore, Moses called upon heaven and earth to...

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August 26, 2017 in General

As we continue praying for our nation, today we ask that obedience become the cry of the hearts of believers everywhere, but especially in the USA. The judgment taking place in Texas right now (Hurricane Harvey) is not just a judgment on Texas, but on us all who call America home. We have not honored the sabbath as a nation, and the gulf coast area is rich in natural resources. We continue to lift up the area affected by the hurricane and pray that Elhoim's mercy will spare the righteous,...

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August 25, 2017 in General

Daniel teaches us that the proper way to return to Elohim is through confessing one's personal sins and then having been restored to Him, beginning to intercede for others. This is seen in the Tabernacle through the tent of meeting - the Menorah represents Yeshua, the Light of the World, and His Word given to Moshe as instructions for sanctification as His chosen people.

Restored to our Father, we can take on the identity of His people - and having embraced the destiny of His...

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August 20, 2017 in General

Pastor's note: the 21st of September is projected to be Yom Teruah (first day of the seventh month on the Biblical calendar).

from the UN website

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for...

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August 19, 2017 in General

TESHUVAH

What are the forty days of teshuvah (the Hebrew word meaning “repentance”) all about? Let’s briefly explore this concept to see how why they occur when they do and how they relate to the fall biblical feasts and the second coming of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah).

During these forty days, which begin on the first day of the sixth month on the biblical calendar and end on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), it is time for the redeemed believer...

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August 17, 2017 in General

A time of judgment is upon us

On August 21, 2017, scientists tell us that the USA will experience a solar eclipse. A small path crossing from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a total solar eclipse, while the rest of us will see a partial eclipse, the extent determined by our geography. There is historical precedent for us to treat this eclipse as a warning to the United States of America.

Why is that important? The Bible teaches in Genesis 1 that...

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August 9, 2017 in General

A time of judgment is upon us...

An event is happening soon that history tells us is a warning to the United States of America. On August 21, 2017, scientists tell us that the USA will experience a solar eclipse. A small path crossing from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a total solar eclipse, while the rest of us will see a partial eclipse, the extent determined by our geography.

Why is that important? The Bible teaches in Genesis 1 that God created...

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May 8, 2017 in


Jacob’s Ladder - Ya'acov Natan Lawrence (continued)

Last time, we were defining words for the purpose of understanding the spiritual meaning of Jacob's dream. Let's continue in verse 12:

Verse 12, earth (Strong’s H776); Hebrew: eretz or artzah meaning to be firm, the earth, a land, country, ground, world; eretz through out Scripture and in modern Hebrew as a colloquial expression denoting the land of Israel.

Verse 12, top...

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May 7, 2017 in General

This week's Torah portion is filled with Forerunner's foundational doctrine. Here is Part I of an insightful article by Ya'acov Natan Lawrence (hoshanarabbah.org)

Introduction to the Study of Genesis 28:10-22

Jacob’s vision of a ladder to heaven is one of those enigmatic Scriptural passages which has befuddled the keen intellects of many Bible scholars down through the ages. Perhaps the deeper elucidations of Jacob’svision has escaped the reader as...

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May 4, 2017 in General

Daniel 11:32 (CJB) Those who act wickedly against the covenant He will corrupt with his blandishments, but the people who know their God will stand firm and prevail.

The circumstance prophesied in this verse is taking shape right before our eyes. Those who know Him and "see" Him are those who so respect and revere Him that they never want to be out of His presence, nor disappoint Him. This is what Scripture describes as "fearing Him." Fear is generally defined as an...

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May 3, 2017 in

Here are some thoughts about preparing ourselves for a time of corporate worship:

1. Worship starts before you enter.

As many have said before, we don’t enter into corporate worship and begin to worship. We come into the auditorium already worshiping. Our hearts have been loving and desiring in all kinds of directions this week. The first step is to simply recognize and confess that fact, praying that the Ruach HaKodesh would increasingly narrow the gap between...

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May 2, 2017 in General

I Chronicles 29:9-22

9 The people were filled with joy, because they had given willingly — wholeheartedly they had given willingly to Adonai; and David the king too was completely filled with joy, 10 as he blessed Adonai before the entire community: “Blessed be you, Adonai, the God of Isra’el our father, forever and ever. 11 Yours, Adonai, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory and the majesty; for everything in heaven and on earth is yours. The kingdom is...

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April 30, 2017 in General

Hebrews 6 (Complete Jewish Bible)

1 Therefore, leaving behind the initial lessons about the Messiah, let us go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of turning from works that lead to death, trusting God, 2 and instruction about washings, s'mikhah, the resurrection of the dead and eternal punishment. 3 And, God willing, this is what we will do. 4 For when people have once been enlightened, tasted the heavenly gift, become sharers in the Ruach HaKodesh, 5 and tasted the...

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April 30, 2017 in General

“Worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness.” (Ps.96:6)

Again and again the Psalmist encourages us to “worship the Lord” with instruments, dancing, singing, clapping of hands, shouting…

So what exactly is the God of David asking of us, and what does a true worshiper look and sound like? Great questions for sure; let me see if I can shed a bit of light on this very important subject in the next few paragraphs.

In John chapter 4 Yeshua...

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March 28, 2017 in General

This week we will begin our Forerunners study on Isaiah, available to you online to watch or listen on your smart phones. I love this passage:from the NKJV:

Isaiah 55:1-3

(1) "Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.
(2) Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not...

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from Etz Chaim Torah Study Group (New Hampshire)

JEWS IN 1ST CENTURY ROME

By the time of Yeshua and Paul, the land of Israel (Judea and Samaria) had been part of the Roman Empire for several decades. The first emperor, Julius Caesar, granted rights to Jewish communities because their ancestral laws predated Rome. Jews had legal privileges as a collegia (defined by Roman law as religious & legal entities), giving them the right to assemble, have common meals and...

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March 23, 2017 in General

from Etz Chaim Torah Study Group (New Hampshire)

THE PURPOSE OF THE LETTER

Paul is writing primarily to establish proper behavior for the gentiles coming into the faith of Israel. As mentioned, many of these gentiles were coming into their Messianic faith directly from a pagan background, which had little regard, if not even contempt, for anything "Jewish."

The greater purpose of Paul's letter to the Romans was to explain (to the gentiles in the...

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March 22, 2017 in General

Pastor's note: We will begin a new study on a Hebraic perspective of the Letter to the Romans on Monday, March 27, at 7:00 PM. Webinar link will be available in Forerunner email.

INTRODUCTION - Part I

from Etz Chaim Torah Study Group (New Hampshire)

Due to centuries of non-Jewish domination and interpretation of the book of Romans (and the entire "New Testament") modern readers do not have a proper understanding of the situation with the Roman...

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October 10, 2016 in Hebraic Roots

BY YA’ACOV N’TAN LAWRENCE OF HOSHANA RABBAH MESSIANIC CONGREGATION

PART II - FROM AD 70 TO AD 135—
HOW DID THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH BECOME SEPARATED FROM ITS HEBREW ROOTS?

Hebrew roots scholar, Dr. Ron Moseley has part of the answer to this question in his book, published in 1996, entitled, Yeshua—A Guide to the Real Jesus of the Original Church. He says, “After the Temple was destroyed in A.D. 70, two new religious organizations grew out of the...

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October 9, 2016 in Hebraic Roots

BY YA’ACOV N’TAN LAWRENCE OF HOSHANA RABBAH MESSIANIC CONGREGATION

Part One

It is an historically and Biblically verified fact that what is called Christianity today in many ways is very dissimilar, and in many respects, outright antagonistic to the religion of the first-century, Book of Acts believers. How did this come to be?

Many a modern Christian church prides itself on being a “New Testament” church, but how could this be? First the...

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September 22, 2016 in Feasts

Note: please check our calendar for the Pagosa Springs schedule on Sept. 30-Oct. 2 by clicking on the calendar link above, to the right.
There is a Scripture in the Apostolic Writings (New Testament) which has long caused me to ponder my role in contending for Messiah's return. That Scripture is II Kefa (Peter) 3:12... can we actually "hasten" the day of Elohim (God)

II Kefa 3:1-14 (CJB)

"Dear friends, I am writing you now this second...

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November 1, 2015 in General

ISIS claims downing Russian airliner in Sinai in reprisal for Moscow’s Syria air strikes

DEBKAfile Special Report October 31, 2015, 6:48 PM (IDT)


"The fighters of the Islamic State were able to down a Russian plane over Sinai province that was carrying over 220 Russian crusaders. They were all killed, thanks be to God," said a statement from the Sinai affiliate of ISIS after a Metrojet Airbus 321, carrying 217 Russian tourists and 7 crew from Sharm...

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October 5, 2015 in General

Word during Sukkot:

Stay true to your calling. Nothing was the same for you after I set you aside for Myself. I have a work and destiny for you that will require your sacrifice of service. You were chosen from among many for this special work to which I have called you. You have joined the company of the committed. You shall not use the phrases "I cannot" or "It's impossible." From this moment forth, you will know and believe that all things are possible and nothing is...

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October 2, 2015 in General

Shalom Everyone, Chag Same'ach!

In the last installment, we read I Chronicles 24:1-19.

In that reading, we get some helpful clues as to how Yochanan's birth falls on the calendar, and by association Yeshua's since he is/was six months younger than Yochanan.

We see that King David organized the priests into divisions for serving in the Tabernacle. Two-thirds of the men were descendants of Aharon's son Elezar, and one-third were descendants of...

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September 30, 2015 in General

In our first installment, we read Luke chapters 1 and 2. Here we learn some important details about the times and circumstances regarding the birth of Yeshua through the birth of Yochanan.

First, it is during the time of Herod the Great that Yochanan is conceived. Herod was appointed King of the Jews by the Romans in circa 40 BC, and historians believe he died in 3 or 4 BC. Yochanan would be the son of a descendant of Aharon, a priest named Zekaryah, who belonged to the...

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September 29, 2015 in General

The first day of Sukkot is revealed in Scripture to be the likely day of Yeshua's birth. Many scholars believe this to be true, including Matthew Henry: "It is supposed by many that our blessed Savior was born much about the time of this holiday (Sukkot); then He left His mansions of light above to tabernacle among us [John 1:14], and He dwelt in booths. And the worship of God under the New Testament is prophesied under the notion of keeping the Feast of Tabernacles [Zech. 14:16].

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September 3, 2015 in

by Nehemia Gordon nehemiaswall.com

On the 1st day of the Seventh Month (Tishrei) the Torah commands us to observe the holy day of Yom Teruah which means “Day of Shouting” (Leviticus 23:23-25; Numbers 29:1-6). Yom Teruah is a day of rest on which work is forbidden.

One of the unique things about Yom Teruah is that the Torah does not say what the purpose of this holy day is. The Torah gives at least one reason for all the other holy days and two reasons for...

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August 16, 2015 in General

The sixth new moon of the Biblical year was sighted in Israel today - meaning that at sunset on Sunday, August 16 we will begin the first day of the sixth month.

Furthermore, this means we are 40 days out from Yom Kippur, which falls on the tenth day of the seventh month.

This forty day period is the season of Teshuvah - a time of reflection and repentance for our own sin, our corporate sin and intercession for the salvation of our friends, loved ones and...

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August 16, 2015 in General

The sixth new moon of the Biblical year was sighted in Israel today - meaning that at sunset on Sunday, August 16 we will begin the first day of the sixth month.

Furthermore, this means we are 40 days out from Yom Kippur, which falls on the tenth day of the seventh month.

This forty day period is the season of Teshuvah - a time of reflection and repentance for our own sin, our corporate sin and intercession for the salvation of our friends, loved ones and...

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March 16, 2015 in General

Why and How non-Jewish Believers Left Their Hebraic Roots (Part 3)

The Earliest Divisions Within the Christian Church

By Tony Robinson

In the previous two parts we examined how the rejection of the Torah of Moses led the
Western Roman Church to reject the Jewish people and separate themselves from the
Jewish believers in Messiah. Now we will see how issues related to Torah observance
also caused separations within the...

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March 16, 2015 in

Why and How non-Jewish Believers Left Their Hebraic Roots (Part 2)

They Were Different From the Jews and Different From the Christians
By Tony Robinson

In Part One we examined the seeds of separation between the Jewish people and
the emerging Western Roman Church. . We looked at numerous quotes from the early Church
Fathers to demonstrate how they deliberately rejected beliefs and practices considered
“Jewish.” Most of the...

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March 16, 2015 in General

Why and How non-Jewish Believers Left Their Hebraic Roots (Part 1)
A Brief Survey of Early Church History
By Tony Robinson

Introduction

The study of the early Christian Church is crucial to our understanding of how and why Christians parted ways from their Messianic Jewish brothers and ultimately separated from their Hebraic roots. (Randall's note: the believers we read about in the "New Testament" did not practice the religion of Christianity......

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December 8, 2014 in General

As we near the season of Hanukkah, which on the Barleypicker Biblical calendar begins at sunset Thursday, Dec. 18 - I am reminded that this is the season that Torah keeping folks call the Feast of Dedication.

The story of Hanukkah, like many things, has some man-made traditions added to the real life story which is recorded in I Maccabees. Regardless, the spiritual principles have much to teach us regarding our own walk together.

Antiochus IV began to reign...

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September 22, 2014 in General

Praying for Provision
by Joseph Shulam

The stories of the prophets like Elijah and Elisha, and their miracles and their response to people problems are all-powerful and inspirational and give me strength. Take the story of 2 Kings chapter 4: 1-7, There is an anonymous widow with two sons and a giant debt that she can’t pay. The owners of the debt are going to come and take her sons as slaves for the payment of the debt which is the Torah Commandment from Leviticus 25. ...

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September 12, 2014 in General

by Joseph Shulam (continued)

There were sects in Judaism of the first century, like the Essenes that had a very negative attitude toward the Jerusalem Temple and considered it and it’s priests evil and defiled. But, that is not the attitude that one perceives from the New Testament and specially not from the book of Acts. The Apostles of Yeshua go to the Temple, offer sacrifices, and give “gifts of money” in the Temple.

At least one of the reasons for Paul to...

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September 11, 2014 in General

The Early Believers in Yeshua & the Second Temple
In the light of the New Testament and the Ancient Jewish Literature

Part I, by Joseph Shulam

It is interesting that the first story in the Acts of the Apostles after the account of Pentecost is happening in the entrance to the Jerusalem Temple. It seems to me that this is not an accidental order that Luke was just retelling as he received from his sources. When one starts looking for the place of the...

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September 6, 2014 in General

Yom Teruah : How the Day of Shouting Became Rosh Hashanah

Written by Nehemia Gordon

In the 1st day of the Seventh month (Tishrei) the Torah commands us to observe the holy day of Yom Teruah which means “Day of Shouting” (Lev 23:23-25; Nu 29:1-6). Yom Teruah is a day of rest on which work is forbidden. One of the unique things about Yom Teruah is that the Torah does not say what the purpose is of this holy day. The Torah gives at least one reason for all...

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August 29, 2014 in General

Repentance, Part 4
by Brad Scott

We conclude our look at scriptural repentance; I have attempted to establish the background of this word and its connections to restoration as it was originally formed. One day we know that we, who trust and commit our lives to ’Elohiym, will be brought back to the paradise that began all this. We will be fully restored there.

Many of the descriptions in the book of Hitgalut (Revelation) give us a glimpse of this eternal...

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August 28, 2014 in General

Repentance, Part 3
by Brad Scott

The concept of turning back to YHVH, or the true meaning of repentance, is best expressed in what science calls the 'entropy laws'. This law is also called the second law of thermodynamics. I believe, when you see shoov in the context of decay and corruption, it will become obvious what this word really means.

First, let us define 'law' from a scientific perspective. Generally, in modern science, there are three terms...

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August 28, 2014 in General

Repentance, Part 2
by Brad Scott

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

What does this mean? Well, for the most part it means nothing. I mean that! For most of modern Christianity, this word simply means to stop doing whatever you are doing, and it is precisely this definition that leads most of us to go right out and do it again. Some sooner, some later. So, let's go back (shoov, pun intended) and get some more background to this word.

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August 27, 2014 in General

The new moon of the sixth month begins the season of Teshuvah - to repent, to return to YHVH, to be restored. Teshuvah, as we define it, is a forty-day period which concludes with Yom Kippur, the tenth day of the seventh month. So, Teshuvah includes the Ten Days of Awe, which we associate with the return of Messiah Yeshua. During this time frame, we first check our own hearts for obedience, and then begin to intercede for others to be restored to YHVH.

Over the next four days,...

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March 30, 2014 in General

As we await the moon entering its new cycle, and the Biblical Rosh Hashanna, I want to list some truths that Forerunner Ministries believes and teaches:

> Gentile believers literally become Israelites, sons and daughters of Avraham’s by faith in
Yeshua the Messiah restoring each of us to the Father by His own blood, and then in turn, obeying the commandments of YHVH so we might enjoy a covenant relationship with YHVH. (Ephesians 2)

> Gentiles,...

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December 26, 2013 in General

It is easy to see that man and religion have made attempts to hijack the original calendar Elohim intended for us to use. Most believers today in fact use a calendar to "celebrate" religious events such as the birth of Messiah and the death of Messiah that disregards Biblical truth and instead follows dates and times clearly associated with pagan practice.

What is our problem with that, you might ask? Well, for starters, Elohim has told us (Deut. 12) that worshipping Him in...

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September 25, 2013 in General

We will have an overnight campout at the Turquoise Trail Campground as our Holy Convocation to bring Sukkot to a close. Holy Convocations are the set appointed times that Abba has scheduled to meet with His people. TTC is just north of Cedar Crest, off Hwy. 14. It takes 15 minutes to drive from Juan Tabo and I-40 to the campground, so its an easy drive from Albuquerque.

Forerunners will cover the expenses of camping fees for its partners on Saturday night. If you'd like to tent...

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September 19, 2013 in General

A mikveh (baptism) is something that has been misunderstood in traditional Christianity.

Mikveh (sometimes spelled as mikvah),is a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion in the Bible. The word "mikveh", as used in the Hebrew Bible, literally means a "collection" or "gathering" – generally, a collection of water.

Several biblical regulations specify that full immersion in water is required to regain ritual purity after ritually impure incidents have...

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September 14, 2013 in

Forerunners update (9:45 AM) Weather forecast is now partly cloudy for 3pm - no rain expected for NE Albuquerque until later in the afternoon. We have feet on the ground at Loma del Norte Park reporting that the grass is wet (surprise!) but its not muddy in the area where we will be setting up. So, as of now - we're still on as planned. Bring your folding/camping chairs and wear your tennies! Blessings, Randall

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September 6, 2013 in General

IS THE HEBRAIC ROOTS MOVEMENT CULTIC - OR IS CHRISTIANITY THE CULT?
By Ya’acov N’tan Lawrence of Hoshana Rabbah Messianic Congregation

In recent years there has been great awareness brought upon the subject of non-Christian cults by Christian apologetic organizations whose mission it is to defend the “historic Christian faith” against teachings they consider to be contrary to the Bible and to traditional or normative Christian theology and tradition.

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September 2, 2013 in General

As we enter the final week of the Sixth Month, with expecations for what the Seventh Month represents, we are reminded of the feast which is associated with the first day of the Seventh Month. Yom Teruah is the gathering of YHVH's saints, those who have taken on the identity and accepted the destiny of Israel. So this blog entry is designed to help us understand the Tabernacle station that also speaks of the gathering of Israel. It is more than just symbolism, it is part of the plan of...

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September 2, 2013 in General

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August 13, 2013 in General

Part Two

Another component of the covenant is that YHVH will accept the mediation of an intercessor. He is not bound to comply – in distinction to the coercive claims of the pagan magician – for YHVH will reject even the mediation of the most righteous when Israel's sins have exceeded the limit of His forbearance (Jer. 15:1; Ezek. 14:13–20). Intercession is, first and foremost, the function of Israel's prophets. Indeed, the only time Abraham is called a prophet is at the...

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August 12, 2013 in General

As we continue during the sixth month, preparing for the seventh month - I have edited the following article written by Jacob Milgrom and Alan Unterman in an effort to improve our understanding of what the Bible teaches on the subject of forgiveness.

FORGIVENESS is both the act of forgiving, absolving or pardoning someone else and the receiving of forgiveness is being pardoned.

The biblical concept of forgiveness presumes that sin is a force that adheres to...

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August 9, 2013 in General

The prophet Isaiah, as recorded in chapter 28, foresaw a time when Israel would enter into a covenant with death. So it is with a heavy heart that I post the following article from the debka.com website, on the first day of the sixth month.

The sixth day, sixth month and sixth year is a time that we prepare for the seventh day, seventh month and the seventh year. The new moon of the sixth month was sighted in Israel yesterday evening. Yes, I know the Jewish calendar says we...

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July 20, 2013 in General

The ninth day of the fifth Biblical month is known as a day of infamy in the history of Israel. The destruction of both Temples, the Inquisition leading to the expulsion of the Jews in Spain, and many other tragic events are associated with this date.

This year was no different.

Debka.com reported the following on the 19th day of July, which just happened to fall on the ninth day of the fifth Biblical month this year.

The DEBKAfile article was...

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March 29, 2013 in

Last time, we concluded that leaven is neither plant nor animal.

Now, here is an important connection: the ancients did not use yeast as we know it today. Since the days of ancient Egypt, 5000 or more years ago right up to the present, bakers have captured and used wild yeast to make bread. (Remember your deep breath? The same stuff.) And you can do this as well, right in your own kitchen. Here's how:

1. Mix a cup of flour (whole wheat or white) with a cup of...

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March 28, 2013 in

Let's look, for example, at a description of a typical Jewish observance of Passover for an example of "rabbinic" interpretation that totally destroys the idea that no chametz is to be found in our homes can be found Michael Morrison's "Passover: Feast Without the Yeast":
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"During Passover, Jews refrain from eating chametz, which is anything that contains barley, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt (a kind of wheat), and is cooked within 18 minutes after coming in contact with...

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March 26, 2013 in General

The Feast of Unleavened Bread is meant as a reminder to us of the Israelites' redemption from bondage in Egypt and of our redemption from sin through Yeshua. Elohim's Word tells us that during HagMatzah - the Feast of Unleavened Bread we have to spend a week without "leaven" in our lives. This feast, which immediately follows Pesach/Passover, is observed in the spring time and lasts for seven days. YHVH gave us very specific instructions to remember this feast and to observe it...

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March 25, 2013 in Feasts

The Feast of Unleavened Bread is meant as a reminder to us of the Israelites' redemption from bondage in Egypt and of our redemption from sin through Yeshua. Elohim's Word tells us that during HagMatzah - the Feast of Unleavened Bread we have to spend a week without "leaven" in our lives. This feast, which immediately follows Pesach/Passover, is observed in the spring time and lasts for seven days. YHVH gave us very specific instructions to remember this feast and to observe it...

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March 17, 2013 in