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JohnWednesday, Jun 3, 2020

John

Your Mansion in Heaven

The King James Version “mansion” did not mean a palatial home, it simply meant “dwelling place.” When the Master said, “I go to prepare a place for you,” He invoked the imagery of a young man building an addition on to His Father’s home: In my Father's house are many dwelling places."

The King James Version “mansion” did not mean a palatial home, it simply meant “dwelling place.” When the Master said, “I go to prepare a place for you,” He invoked the imagery of a young man building an addition on to His Father’s home: In my Father's house are many dwelling places."

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Believe in God; Believe in Me

The children of Israel proved their faith in God by believing in Moses. Paul Levertoff says, "Through awakening faith in Himself He awakens faith in God." Yeshua previously had told the disciples, "He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me" (John 12:44).


Improving on the Torah?

Love was the essential and characteristic keynote of the Messianic fellowship. The Messiah is the personification of divine love. He showed what real love is. Therefore, to imitate Him means to love as he did … His love is powerful because it is God’s Love.


A New Commandment

How can Yeshua give a “new commandment” when the Torah forbids adding and subtracting from the commandments? Moses said, “Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it” (Deuteronomy 12:32). The commandment was not a novel innovation.


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