I am so tickled to announce that we found a new group of believers to fellowship with and it is within a 30 minute drive! Yay! We met with them for the first time last night just before Sabbath began and really enjoyed our time together. It began with the men discussing some things in Scripture which they had questions about, then we had a time of singing and a time of prayer and ended with a video on the fall feasts. The poll in the car on the way home was unanimous ~ we all liked it very much! After several months with little outside fellowship, this is WONDERFUL news! Yay!
Today has been refreshing and relaxing, as Sabbath always is. =) I am so THANKFUL for Sabbath! It is such a GIFT!
- 1. Our Creator, the author of Scripture, does not change
- 2. The men who were inspired to write Scripture were either Jewish or living in a Jewish culture and therefore, in order to properly understand Scripture, we must understand that culture and way of thinking.
It is also important to be teachable and to understand what happened between 33AD and 500AD and how that has impacted our beliefs and interpretations of Scripture today.
The video last night about the Fall Feasts was excellent. This may seem like a change of subject, but I am bringing it up in this paragraph because Scripture was brought up from all over, from Genesis to Revelation and in-between and it all fit together like a puzzle. No remote verses taken out of context. It gave the book of the Revelation of Yeshua so much more meaning and made it much less of a mystery. But none of that would be possible without the understanding of phrases used by our Messiah and the Hebrew meaning behind them. We try to interpret his words with our American/Greek thinking and end up in the craziest places. It brings so much joy and understanding to Scripture to learn this way! =)
If you want to watch the video, I have posted it here. This is part two in the series on Feasts by Pastor Mark Blitz.