Properly Pronouncing God’s Name

Read Acts 14:10-12

Jesus is at the center of our Christian faith, but have you ever stopped to consider the multiple ways we pronounce His name?

In North America we call the Hebrew Messiah ‘Jesus’, but in Spanish speaking nations He is called ‘Hesus’. In other nations his name is pronounced even more differently: in Latin it is Iēsus, then there is the Hebrew Yeshua. He is also known by other names. The scriptures also calls Him Emmanuel. There are over 50 names, titles and characteristics attributed to Jesus. See this site for a complete listing. (Names of Jesus)

But seriously how do we say His […]

2020-04-13T16:21:04+00:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Hebrew Roots Movement, Languages, Messiah, Word Definitions|

Of Her Seed (Your Offspring)

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” – Genesis 3:15, (NIV)

Soon after the fall of man God declares there is one to come who will defeat Satan. God proclaims this one will come from the offspring of the woman not the man. This declaration is emphasized again in Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Immanuel means ‘God with us’. We see that the Messiah, the one who was prophesied to defeat Satan, was to come […]

2020-04-13T16:21:14+00:00March 10th, 2015|Categories: Hebrew Roots Movement, Jesus, Messiah, Word Definitions|

Justified Before God as Righteous

“Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law,
for ‘The righteous shall live by faith'”

This is found in Galations 3:11 and quotes Habakkuk 2:4. I have been told by HRM followers this proves we are saved by faith in Jesus, but we need to live by obeying the law. See also verses Romans 1:16-17, Romans 3:26-30, Romans 4:13-17, Galatians 2:16, Galatians 3:24. What does God mean by “the righteous shall live by faith”?

jus•ti•fy \ˈjəs-tə-ˌfī\ verb -fied; -fy•ing [Middle English justifien, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French justifier, from Late Latin justificare, from Latin justus] verb transitive 14th century

  • 1       a : to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable
    b       (1) : to show to […]
2020-04-13T16:22:48+00:00August 9th, 2013|Categories: Hebrew Roots Movement, Languages, Library, Word Definitions|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fulfill – Definition

Fulfill in Strong’s G4137.

πληρόω plērŏō, play-rŏ´-o; from 4134; to make replete, i.e. (lit.) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (fig.) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.:—accomplish, × after, (be) complete, end, expire, fill (up), fulfill, (be, make) full (come), fully preach, perfect, supply.1

 

Some, including the Hebrew Roots Movement, use the wording “fully preach” to refer to Jesus fulfilling the Mosaic Law. There are a couple issues with that interpretation. The words after the colon in the Strong’s definition above are examples of how the word has been translated in some of the English Bibles. The only time pleroo is interpreted […]

2020-04-13T16:30:36+00:00January 7th, 2013|Categories: Hebrew Roots Movement, Languages, Library, Word Definitions|Tags: , , , , |