CELEBRATIONS IN ISRAEL

The Olive Branch Report FEATURED ARTICLES, SUPPORT ISRAEL 5 Comments

      We as believers in Yeshua are grafted in to the same Olive Tree, the tree rooted in the Patriarchs of Judaism, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We are thus part of Israel, the land that belongs to God. This precious land was given to the Israelites after the exodus from Egypt and many battles were fought for this land. Each battle ended in victory as only the LORD could provide. Eventually The Israelites …

You Must Read This to Understand Passover- It’s All About Jesus

The Olive Branch Report BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS, BIBLICAL ANSWERS, FEATURED ARTICLES 9 Comments

  It’s all about Jesus. Yes, Passover the Jewish Festival from the Old Testament, a story rich in symbolism, is all fulfilled in Jesus or as I call him, Yeshua, the name his Heavenly Father  named him. Yeshua grew up attending Passover Seders and being that this is one of the three festivals of the LORD that all men from Israel must appear at the Temple, we can say for sure that Passover was an …

Holy is the LORD- The Torah Portion for this week

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The main theme of this Torah portion comes from Leviticus 11:45b” Therefore you are to be holy, because I am holy. The Torah portion contains scripture from Leviticus 9:1-11:47, 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 and from the  New Testament Mark 7:1-23, 1 Peter 1:14-16. The title of the Torah portion is Sh’mini or eighth because the preceding scripture was regarding the 7 days of purification of the High Priests of Israel, Aaron and his sons. Some of …

Christians That Celebrate Christmas: Worthy of Being Condemned?

Greg Holt BIBLICAL ANSWERS, BODY OF CHRIST, FEATURED ARTICLES 21 Comments

Copyright© 2013 πίστις With Christmas right around the corner I see an increasing trend that really disturbs me, people attacking those who celebrate Christmas. You would think I am referring to those of the secular world who see Christmas as an unwanted intrusion of God into what otherwise would be a great holiday. Sadly I am not referring to those folks, I am speaking of other Believers in Christ. Lets go back for a moment to …

Chanukah – A Jewish Story or a Yeshua (Jesus) Story

Lyle Rapacki BIBLICAL ANSWERS, BODY OF CHRIST, FEATURED ARTICLES 11 Comments

This  guest article is written by Messianic Rabbi Eric Raider.  Rabbi Raider was born and raised a devote Jew in the Second Holy Land, as I call it, Brooklyn, New York.  Rabbi Eric’s uncle is a conservative Senior Rabbi, and Eric grew up attending Synagogue.  As an adult, and after a long journey combating doubt, legalism, tradition, teaching, and just plain stubborn, Eric Raider accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah). …