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The Purity Paradox

The purification paradox hints toward Messiah who became unclean in order to cleanse. Human uncleanness and iniquity did not cling to Him. He stepped out from the tomb in perfect purity. He shed the mortal form, and with it He shed ritual impurity. The unclean grave clothes, tainted with the contamination of death, He left behind.

The purification paradox hints toward Messiah who became unclean in order to cleanse. Human uncleanness and iniquity did not cling to Him. He stepped out from the tomb in perfect purity. He shed the mortal form, and with it He shed ritual impurity. The unclean grave clothes, tainted with the contamination of death, He left behind.

Read This Portions: Genesis — Deuteronomy
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The Priest on the Throne

The blossoming of Aaron’s staff is the definitive sign that indicates God’s choice of Aaron. But what is it really? A staff is nothing but a dead branch of wood, a dry and lifeless stick. When the staff blossoms and brings forth buds, producing almonds, it is coming back to life.

One Law and the Gentiles

Most Gentile Christians do not keep the Torah’s ritual laws: Sabbaths, festivals, dietary laws, and ritual symbols like wearing tassels, phylacteries, or putting up a mezuzah scroll on the doorpost. This does not mean that Gentile Christians are godless or even lawless.

The Shortened Arm

Are you depressed? Depression is the enemy of faith. The next time you find yourself doubting God, ask yourself, "Has the hand of the LORD become shorter?" The next time you find yourself despondent and depressed, remind yourself of the great things God has done in the past.

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