Author Archives: Frank Houtz

The Mayan Calendar and Messiantics

I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I will still be alive on planet Earth on December 22, 2012. I have had so many people tell me of the Mayan calendar and how things are going to change because the Mayan calendar ran out of dates on Dec 21 of this year. I find it interesting when Hebrew Roots people get carried away with such ideas. It concerns me, and it depicts a serious problem in the way we think, form conclusions and assess information. Whenever we find some information that we desire to … Continue reading

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Thoughts for the National Day of Prayer

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Rom 10:17 NKJ) Paul, in his letter to the Romans gives us insight on how to obtain faith. In saying, “faith comes from hearing,” he reveals a key element to gaining faith. It doesn’t come from presuming upon God. Instead it comes from listening to God. Paul called himself the Hebrew of Hebrews. He studied under Gamaliel, one of the great Jewish scholars of his day. Paul’s native tongue was Hebrew, so when he used the Greek word akoes which is translated here as hearing, it contained … Continue reading

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Distractions from the Still Small Voice

God speaks to His people. He uses many methods, and I don’t wish to elevate one method over the other. Yet, most people who tell of Him speaking to them do not say they heard an audible voice. Most tell of a still small voice or an inner voice which gives them guidance. Today we have so many distractions overpowering the still small voice of God. If we constantly have noise in our ears we will be so distracted that we will shut off the still small voice. What a travesty if we substitute entertainment for hearing God. When we … Continue reading

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Community in the Feast

Every year at feast time we have old wounds opened by disagreement on the calendar. I find it interesting that God called Israel to come together at Jerusalem three times a year, indicating that He holds a great deal of emphasis on community, but we disagree vehemently about when we should gather and often do nothing together because of the disagreement. Israel didn’t just celebrate the feast at the same time, they came together as a large community to do their moedim together. Today in the nations, the ability to do things together is hampered by the inability to agree … Continue reading

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Semitic Origins (by Frank Houtz) — This is article one of three in a series that concentrates on the importance of a Hebrew perspective.

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Rules of Hillel (by Frank Houtz) —  Frank writes about the 7 rules of exegesis used extensively by the writers of scripture, Paul in particular.

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PaRaDiSe or Pair of Dice (by Frank Houtz) — Jewish bible scholars have been raised to interpret scripture on 4 different levels. This article explains those levels.

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Oops I Didn’t Know (by Frank Houtz) — This is article two in the series.

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Cave Walls and Sea Gauls (by Frank Houtz) — This article looks into the importance of context while exploring aspects of Galatians.

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Araphat, Powell and Biblical Context (by Frank Houtz) — Part three of three.