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Messianic or Hebraic?

A Critique of the Messianic Movement There are large segments of the essentially Gentile church that are a little mystified by the Messianic movement.  They do not know quite how to assess it, how it fits in, and how it relates to what they are about.  This message is more of an exploratory word, and [...]

Moses at the Burning Bush

This is more than just an episode out of the life of Moses. There is something here for our deepest consideration, and I hope it will be for some as much a confrontation as it was for Moses. We have as much a requirement to be met by the God of the burning bush and be sent by Him to deliver a people out of bondage.

On Witnessing to Jews

Some Do’s and Don’ts in bringing the gospel to the Jewish people.

Prophetic Anticipations for the Last Days

Concern about decaying environmental, economic and political conditions is moving the world toward global unification. Safety and self-interest will likely take precedence over ideological distinctions between nations, just as doctrinal differences between major church bodies will be eclipsed by the overriding interests of peace and unity.

Prophetic Reflections for the Last Days

Concern about decaying environmental, economic and political conditions is moving the world toward global unification. Safety and self-interest will likely take precedence over ideological distinctions between nations, just as doctrinal differences between major church bodies will be eclipsed by the overriding interests of peace and unity.

Psalm 53 and Israel – A Prophetic Reflection

A further reflection on the Palestinian crisis. Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.”  They are corrupt, they commit abominable acts: there is no one who does good. So does this Psalm of David commence from its first verse with the same kind of thunderclap introduction as Beethoven’s mighty Fifth Symphony!  It startles [...]

Psalm 96 – Bringing the Future into the Present

How would you label this psalm?  What kind of a psalm is it?  Does it celebrate the God of Israel’s past?  Is it speaking of the present?  Is it an eschatological psalm that speaks of the eternal future?  My sensing is that it is definitely the future. Can you picture this psalm being sung in [...]

Righteousness in the Old Testament

Righteousness as understood in the OT (Old Testament) is a thoroughly Hebraic concept, foreign to the western mind and at variance with the common understanding of the term. The failure to comprehend its meaning is perhaps most responsible for the view of OT religion as “legalistic”…but thanks largely to recent German scholarship, this important motif of biblical faith has been clarified.

Some Comments on Netanyahu’s Election in Israel: A Prelude to Coming Disaster?

While the upset victory of Benjamin Netanyahu may astonish, shock or delight one faction or another, what significance can it hold in effecting any real change in Israel’s perilous situation?

Some Thoughts on Romans 10

“Calling on the name of the Lord” is no glib incantation, some vocalization to which someone may be coaxed or some mindless ‘decision’ made. It is the taking for one’s self the absoluteness of the Lordship of Christ in the forfeiting henceforth of all personal autonomy over one’s own life. Is it any wonder then that we see so little evidence of this transaction in the multitudes professing to be ‘saved’?

Summary of Israel’s Present Plight and Her Future Glory

However, there is a final suffering that must come before Israel’s lasting peace will be assured. Redemptive suffering that must precede the glory is the central theme of the prophetic and biblical tradition and understanding.

The Anatomy of a Prophetic Theme

On the heels of a conference sharing (K-312 through K-315), Art gives an insight into how prophetic themes are birthed that are in keeping with the stratagem of God for the hour and the purposes of God for the church in order that there might be on-time, present truth as it is in Christ Jesus.

The Arab and the Jew

The present crisis in Israel must be seen in the context of biblical understanding. It is the drama of a Jacob people called to be the Isra-el of God so as to bless all the families of the earth.

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit in a Last Days’ Context

Our prayer is a little better than polite, but still not the gushing or ‘groaning that cannot be uttered’ that accompanied the intercessions of earlier Pentecostal generations whose crisis of need was evidently greater.

The Chosen People: Chosen for What?

As Jews, one thing that makes us recoil is being called “chosen.” It is something like the involuntary shudder that comes with the screech of chalk on a blackboard. After all, what has being chosen ever meant to us but trouble?

The Church’s Mandate to their Nation

  An edited version of a transcribed message by Art Katz, given to a Messianic congregation in Tel Aviv, Israel in March 2002.   The church in every nation has an obligation to represent something of God to the nation itself, to bring a particular perspective to the nation’s consciousness, which for the lack of a [...]

The Church’s Identification with Israel

I want to quote some Jewish sources to give a sense of the heightened awareness in the Jewish community of imponderables, of things happening now that are almost beyond their grasp, triggered by this unexpected outbreak of hostilities in Lebanon (2006).  I am reading from a Jewish publication called The Forward.  One of the principal [...]

The Consequences of Failing to Know God

 I am, as I am sure you are, heavy-hearted over the recent assassination of Israel’s head of state, Prime Minister Yitzkak Rabin.  As tragic enough as it is itself, it seems to foreshadow something of a most solemn kind for Israel’s troubled future.  That is, in the justification found for it, “in God,” by an [...]

The cost of showing mercy

It cost God much to pour out and reveal His mercy, namely, the death of His Son in the most excruciating agony.  What will it cost us to show the same?  Is mercy still mercy if it comes without cost?  Religious politeness we can perform.  If mercy does not come at cost to the person [...]

The Garden of Eden: The Corollary Between Israel and Adam and Eve

Archeologists, as well as many Bible commentators, suggest that present-day Israel might well encompass the original Garden of Eden. Whether or not this is so, there are certain factors that suggest a remarkable corollary between the expulsion from the Garden and the present untenable situation of the modern state.



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