“After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, ‘Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God; BECAUSE HIS JUDGMENTS ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS [Psalm 19:9; 119:137]; for He has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and HE HAS AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS BOND-SERVANTS ON HER’ [Deuteronomy 32:43; 2 Kings 9:7; Psalm 79:10]. And a second time they said, ‘Hallelujah! HER SMOKE RISES UP FOREVER AND EVER’ [Isaiah 34:10]. And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne saying, ‘Amen. Hallelujah!’ And a voice came from the throne, saying, ‘Give praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, you who fear Him, the small and the great.’ Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, ‘Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.’ It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, ‘Write, “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.”’ And he said to me, ‘These are true words of God.’ Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, ‘Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Yeshua; worship God. For the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy’” (NASU).
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics discusses some of the long term challenges presented to the Messianic movement, as it involves defense of the Messiahship of Yeshua.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics addresses Isaiah 53 and claims of human sacrifice, and how they are both often used to deride the Messiahship of Yeshua.
While the Shema of Deuteronomy 6:4-9 undoubtedly has an imperative for God’s people of worshipping, loving, and serving Him—the Shema also has an important place in religious history as it concerns monotheism. When the Ancient Israelites left Egypt, and were preparing themselves to enter into the Promised Land, they would certainly need a “statement of belief,” if you will, by which they would declare their exclusive loyalty to the LORD God, and not any of the other deities of Canaan. The Shema enjoined the requirements for God’s commandments to be taught to the people of Israel, and that they were to instruct their children.
In much of religious studies since, and most especially today, approaches to the Shema have gone beyond what was originally intended for the Ancient Israelites. While all who profess the Shema claim that their devotion is directed to the God of Israel, there can be a wide difference of approach between how the Shema is viewed in Jewish theology and Christian theology—particularly when it comes to the statement “the LORD is one.” In historical Judaism, the Lord being “one” means that God is a single entity. In historical Christianity, being “one” means that God is surely a prime entity, but that He may be composed of multiple elements like Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics addresses Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 27:9, and how they are both often used to deride the Messiahship of Yeshua.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics addresses the issue over whether or not Yeshua of Nazareth is the “Greater Prophet,” and the challenges when approaching the genealogies of Matthew 1 and Luke 3.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics addresses Matthew 2:23 and Matthew 2:15, and how they are both often used to deride the Messiahship of Yeshua.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics addresses Numbers 23:19 and Psalm 22:17(16), and how they are both often used to deride the Messiahship of Yeshua.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics discusses some of the distinct threats posed by Jewish anti missionaries: those who actively target Believers in Yeshua for denying Him as Messiah.