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Exaltation of Messiah

Our Master Yeshua teaches that “the greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted” (Matthew 23:11-12). In the kingdom of heaven, what goes down must go up. Joseph’s life illustrates the principle. Joseph went from […]

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Perez and Zerah

When Tamar’s pregnancy advanced to the point where she could no longer conceal it, “she would tap upon her stomach and boast, ‘I am big with kings and redeemers!’” (Midrash Rabbah). At the very least, she was big with twins. While Tamar struggled in labor, the first […]

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The Power of the Tongue

The Proverbs say that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21). In Rachel’s case, that appears to have been especially true. Jacob and his family were making their way south through the land of Canaan, toward Hebron where his father Isaac still […]

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