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Mark 18:21-35 21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.  23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24 When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 And since he could...

In the last two articles about Rosh HaShanah, we’ve looked at the day as the Jewish New Year, the day of the coronation of kings, and at a very interesting legend that poses the return of Messiah on a future Rosh HaShanah.  You can see those two articles here: https://heartofgodisrael.org/messianic-messages/happy-new-year/ https://heartofgodisrael.org/messianic-messages/last-trump/ But perhaps the most permeating tradition around Rosh HaShanah in the Jewish community is that at this time, God comes as a Judge to inspect mankind and determine our future.  Beginning on...

The judges have spoken and the results have been tallied. Congratulations to the winners of our first writing competition:   First Place Amazing Grace by Mary McKinney Second Place The Incident by Sara-Beth Ott Third Place Thoughts Before I Sleep by Maria Taormina Honorable Mention Athalia by Edith Edremoda  Honorable Mention United for Peace by Jim McKinney Honorable Mention So What Happened to the Rocket, Grandpa? by Boma Somiari  Honorable Mention Called Up by Rachel Crow Honorable Mention A Child of War by Robert Newstrand As promised, we are compiling an eBook which will be offered free to...

In the 23rd chapter of Leviticus, we find the instructions for the feast day of Yom Teruah (Day of Trumpets). It reads like this: “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall present a food offering to Adonai.” (Lev 23:24-25) And that’s it! There’s...

When the sun sets on September 24th this year (2014), the Hebrew date Tishrei 1 will begin.  This date is better known to the Jewish people, and the world at large, as Rosh HaShanah, which means “the head of the year”.   The question that puzzles some people is ‘how can this be since the Bible states that Tishrei is the 7th month?’  So let’s look at that. From the time long before the Exodus from Egypt, Tishrei has been recognized by...

  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 25th   We are excited to announce we are currently accepting entries for our first "MY PEOPLE ISRAEL" writing competition. You have a choice of submitting your fictional stories based on one of the two possible themes for this first contest (please do not combine topics): Life of an IDF Soldier During Operation Protective Edge or The Gaza War Through a Child's Eyes While you are encouraged to be as creative as you like with your entry, every submission will be judged by a...

Chag Sameach!  Happy Holiday!   So the next obvious question is, what’s Purim, right? Purim is the celebration of the deliverance of the people of God from the wicked man Haman.  We find this celebration declared by Queen Esther in the book of Esther. “And Mordechai recorded these things and sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far, obliging them to keep the fourteenth day of the month of Adar and also...