The writer of “The Epistle to the Messianic Hebrews” challenges the believers
to leave behind the foundational principles of faith in Messiah, and to press on
to maturity. Once the foundations of the faith have been laid firmly and the “milk”
of the word has strengthened us, it is time for some real meat. One of the foundations
of faith listed in Hebrews is ”the doctrine of baptisms” (plural), yet in the Christian
world very little is known about baptism - and what is known, is filtered through a
Greek mind-set and ignorance of the Hebrew practice of the “mikveh” from which “baptism”
is loosely translated.
John the Baptist was not a Baptist, nor was his name John - his name was Yohannan ben Zechariah
the son of an Aaronic priest. He did not invent some “new thing” but was performing that which
every Israelite was intimately familiar - yet of which the average Christian is clueless. He
was “mikveh-ing” Israelites in the Jordan River when he first met the promised Messiah, Yahshua.
Every Israelite understood what Yochannan was doing in the Jordan, but the religious leaders
could not understand why he was performing the Mikveh outside of their authorized religious system.
Join Michael Rood on the banks of the beautiful Jordan River near his home in Israel as he opens
the believer's eyes to the depths of “The Mikveh - the Doctrine of Baptisms”. Once this foundation
of the faith is understood, we may then move on to maturity.
Length: 1 hour and 16 minutes