"Don't think that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete."  Matthew 5:17

Kehilah Portland

 

A Messianic Jewish Synagogue

 
     
"For I will take you from among the nations, gather you from all the countries, and return you to your own soil. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your uncleanness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit inside you; I will take the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my Spirit inside you and cause you to live by my laws, respect my rulings and obey them. You will live in the land I gave to your ancestors. You will be my people, and I will be your God." Ezekiel 36:24 - 28
     

Article Index

Article / Resource Title Description PDF Link
"The Power of One" Back in 2006 while driving to Maine for a family visit, I received what would become the statement of beliefs for the Jewish Heritage Revival ministry. Simply stated, it is "The Power of One". Today we have a structured Belief statement for the congregation that is derived from the IAMCS, however, "The Power of One" is still something that is foundational to this congregation.
What Happened To The Sabbath? The Sabbath predates Sinai and relates back to creation. The many misconceptions are that it is legalistic and puts one "under the law". However, when one chooses to embrace this one and only day of the week that has been made special by Adonai, can it truly be considered legalistic? He set it apart. He made it holy. Yeshua honored the Sabbath, even in death. What does it mean for believers both Jewish and non-Jewish? Find out!
Passover - Past, Present and Forever Passover happened once, yet we remember it every year. Adonai chose to incorporate the death, burial and resurrection of Yeshua, the very death that would lead to our redemption. Before reuse, recycle and repurpose was fasionable, Adonai did so through this and other Moadim.
Yeshua and the Passover Seder Just as Yeshua was the Passover Lamb that took away the sin from the world, likewise our Passover seder done in remembrance of the Passover points towards Messiah Yeshua.
Shavuot - The Giving of Torah and His Ruach ha Kodesh I recently related this Feast to a power grid and lightening. Torah is the power grid. It is the infrastructure and foundation to distribute the power of truth. The lightening is the Ruach ha Kodesh. Unwielded it is extremely powerful and without direction can be used in destructive a destructive manner. When you combine the two, you have a synergistic structure that is perfectly balanced.
The Latter Feasts - Yom T'ruah History and Prophecy (Part 1) Each of the first four moadim (appointed times) have clearly established two similar yet distinct events in time, as purposed by Adonai. The latter feasts, beginning with Yom T'ruah (Rosh Hashanah / Feast of Trumpets) will bring a conclusion to the story of Messiah's return, Israel's redemption, the Thousand year reign of Messiah and the beginning of Eternity future.
The Latter Feasts - Yom Kippur History and Prophecy (Part 2) Israel's Day of Atonement. How does this play into everything that is still to happen, given Messiah's first coming?
The Latter Feasts - Sukkot - History and Prophecy (Part 3) What does this final feast of the Jewish calendar mean? How was it celebrated? What is its prophecy? How does this all relate to Yeshua and our future? All these questions are answered with this article.
When Was Yeshua Born? December 25? This is the date used by the church to recognize Yeshua's birth. However, scripture appears to be silent regarding this date. This article provides sufficient biblcal information that can point us to the time of Yeshua's birth and how it fits into the bigger picture.
The True Origin of Christmas There is a great deal of effort expended to justify the reason for the season. Unfortunately one must connect many dots that don't align in order to come to that desired outcome. Here is a brief orign of how it all began.
The True Origin of Easter Likewise, a great deal of effort is expended for recognizing a date that isn't even found in scripture, yet represents everything that Passover already is. Many will say "we know it is of pagan origins, but that is how we use it. We use it to remember the resurrection of Jesus."
Understanding Messianic Judaism What is Messianic Judaism? This article provides definitions and explanations regarding this growing movement that comprises both Jewish and non-Jewish people. Keep in mind that there are many groups that call themselves Messianic, yet are not Messianic Judaism.
Covenant Confusion There is a common misconception that when Adonai establishes a new covenant, the previous covenant becomes null and void. Unfortunately this misconception greatly influences believers in how they view and understand Adonai's covenants. Each covenant actually builds upon the previous covenant with better promises. The other trajedy is that people believe the requirements from Adonai change with regards to how people are deemed to be considered righteous. Adonai's standards are still the same - they have not changed.
If You Love Me... "You will keep my commandents", is the completion of this sentance. What does it truly mean?
Torah and Grace - A Love Story The common misconception is the grace is exclusive to the church and that after the resurrection of Messiah we entered into "the age of grace". Did Adonai offer grace to the nations through Messiah? Yes. However, He first offered grace to Avraham, Yitchak and Ya'akov, who from them would come the nation of Israel, known as the Jewish people.
When??? With all the talk of end times and raptures, this article was created to put some context into these ongoing discussions. There are countless predictions and claims that have been made that are included in table format for second coming predictions of Messiah's return and those who claimed to be Messiah but ultimately proven to be false messiahs.
Order of Scripture Have you ever considered the order in which Scripture was set? Did you know that the order conveys a message also? This article explores several aspects, both from the Tenach as well as the Brith Hadoshah.
Index of parables taught by Yeshua A table format of Yeshua's parables teachings and the scripture reference. Some parables are found in more than one of the Gospels, while others are only found in one Gospel.
Prophecies fulfilled by Yeshua There are many prophecies in the Tenach that point to Yeshua. Many of them have been fulfilled through His initial coming. Prophecies that remain unfulfilled, will be satisfied upon His return. This document comprises the prophecies that have already been fulfilled.
Counting of The Omer During the Passover season, beginning at First Fruits we count what is known as the Omer (measure). This time coincides with Yeshua's resurrection and the fulfillment of the Promise of the Ruach ha Kodesh - a powerful message on why we count. Includes associated Scripture readings for the 50 days.

Through much prayer, Kehilah Portland / Jewish Heritage Revival has been lead to offer articles from other authors with the purpose of further substantiating the vision of the congregation - that being one body of believers obedient to God, worshipping in Spirit and Truth. We have reviewed all articles posted and have received permission from the author to post the article on our web site. No content has been changed.

Guest Contributor - Article Title Guest Author PDF File
Preparation of a New Priesthood Hans Leitner
Not Subject To The Law of God? Yashanet Staff
The Ephramite Error
Kay Silberling
Daniel Juster
David Sedaca
One Law / Two Sticks Position Paper IAMCS Steering Committee

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