Proclaiming the Everlasting Gospel

"The Word of our Elohim stands forever." (Isaiah 40:8)

A Ministry of David M Rogers

 (Pastor/Teacher for The Miqra at The Upper Room Chapel in Rock Hill, SC

and Elder at House of Israel in Charlotte, NC)


Shalom (Peace) to you and Welcome to this Bible study website. is written and published to promote and proclaim "the whole counsel of God" - both Old Testament and New Testament.  We are convinced that all the Scriptures are as relevant today as when they were penned.  We uphold the Torah (found in the 5 books of Moses) as the eternal and binding Covenant of Elohim (Hebrew for "God") the Creator with his people.  This Covenant lays out the essential details and stipulations explaining how fallen mankind can have relationship with the Creator of heaven and earth on His terms.  The Covenant reveals the Almighty's Instructions for Living and His will for our lives.

So, we proclaim the Everlasting Gospel which was revealed to the patriarchs and prophets, and was explained and clarified through Messiah Yahusha ("Jesus") and his followers.  Furthermore, we believe that the Old Testament prophesies are being fulfilled right before our eyes as the other "lost" house of Israel is realizing its identity and is returning in repentance to that eternal Covenant YHWH made with the patriarchs and with our forefathers.  We also proclaim that Yahusha is the promised Messiah ben Yoseph (the Suffering Servant) and that he will soon be revealed in esteem as Messiah ben David (the Reigning Offspring of David).

I'm glad and excited that you have found this resource which brings understanding to those longing for Scripture truth.  There is no such thing as "luck" or "coincidence" or "happenstance" with the Creator God.  The Sovereign Maker is in control of us and has led you here to discover the life-giving message of the Bible.  This is probably so because you are searching for insight into some Bible topic.   You are likely tired of the worn out and irrational interpretations of the Scriptures which you have found in traditional Christian churches and Messianic assemblies or in Jewish synagogues.  And you may be fed-up with the hypocrisy and double-mindedness of places of worship that claim to be the "only true" body of believers.

Many are the denominational interpretations of the Bible.  You can find hundreds of thousands of web pages which provide a traditional Christian interpretation of the Bible with all of their sectarian twists.  And you will find multitudes of Messianic websites with interpretations which mix man-made traditions with Biblical truth.  But most are flawed because their understanding is rooted in a faulty and misguided theological model, the underpinnings of which are in the traditions and commandments of men.  But in this website, it is my hope that you find a fresh, believable interpretation of Scripture which fits the culture and context of history and meets the demands of common sense.

You will not find sectarian or denominational teachings in this website.  We shun and repel doctrines of men which contravene and contradict the commandments of our Father in heaven.  We do not add to or subtract from the revealed commands given from the mouth of God.  We do not tolerate sinful compromise nor a watered down view of that spineless "other Jesus" spoken of by Paul (read 2 Cor 11:4).  And we do not support any weak-kneed faith, sloppy agape or greasy grace.  This is a Torah positive zone.  We believe that what the Almighty said, he meant.  And He does not change.  We do not dabble in worldliness, but believe and proclaim the righteousness announced in the Scriptures - a righteousness from God based on trusting Him as manifested through obedience to His Law.  That is the righteousness as taught in both the "Old" and "New" Testaments!

You may be thinking, "Why does the writer of think that his interpretation of Scripture is to be believed and received over the long standing teachings, doctrines, traditions and customs of the Christian churches and denominations?  What makes this guy so sure that his teachings and interpretations of Bible are better than all those?"  These are great questions to ask.  And I have endeavored to give a full answer to these questions and queries in an article you can open here, entitled, "BibleTruth."

But, in short, the difference that this website provides is a re-examination of the Scriptures without all the sectarian trappings and nuances you find elsewhere.  I do not have to tow any denominational line here.  I do not have to proclaim anyone else's interpretations, meet anyone's doctrinal standards or satisfy some foreign set of preconceptions.  I am not paid by anyone to produce what they want to hear.  The writings and studies on are an outflow of my deep desire to know the Creator and to explain and proclaim the truths the Almighty has shown me through the Scriptures.  Yet, I do not arrogantly think I have all the answers.  I am not the "Bible answer man."  I can only speak to those things which Father has shown me.  So, I endeavor to seek out the true meaning of Scripture regardless if that interpretation supports or contradicts any preconceptions I may have had in the past.

Probably the single most outstanding difference that our approach to biblical interpretation provides over the popular Christian and Jewish interpretations, is that we understand that Messiah did not come to destroy the Torah (the Law and the Prophets) but to explain it, walk in it, and present obedience to Father's commandments as the correct and only way to walk pleasing before the Almighty.  Christians, for centuries, have believed that Jesus destroyed the Law of God by nailing it to his cross.  But that is far from the truth.  The Master Yahusha said quite emphatically that he had not come to destroy the Law.

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.  I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:17-19)

As Yahusha clearly indicated here, every last commandment including the very least commandment of the Torah is still valid and expresses the will of Elohim for his people.

This single understanding changes nearly everything in the New Testament, such that we can now see the cultural and contextual backdrop of the teachings of Messiah and his disciples the way they intended their writings and teachings to be understood.  Therefore, everything written in the New Testament MUST align with what is taught by the Torah and the Prophets.  Thus, whenever someone's interpretation of the New Testament teaches a new and different thing than that which is taught in the Tanach (Old Testament), that interpretation must be in error.  Any such teaching is a false teaching.

The prophet Jeremiah reminds us that the ancient paths are the way to find life and rest:

This is what Yahuwah says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls." (Jeremiah 6:16)

Such it is for those who follow Messiah Yahusha.  They who take up his yoke upon them shall find rest for their souls.  This yoke of Yahusha consists in the commandments of his Father.  And yet, as He himself said, this yoke is easy and this "burden" of the Torah is light.  It is the traditions, teachings and commandments of men that are the true burden of organized religion.  Walking in the Father's commandments is a demonstration that we truly love God. 

The Old and New Testaments are NOT mutually exclusive.  The New Covenant is better than the Old Covenant but the New does not dod away with the Law of Instructions introduced in the Old.  The New Covenant writings explain the meaning and fulfillment of the Tanach (Old Testament).  The New Testament teaches us of the renewal of the Covenant relationship which Yahuwah made with his people Israel through the work and teaching and atoning sacrifice of Messiah.  Messiah came to teach a proper observance and understanding of the Torah and the Prophets.  Thus, followers of Messiah should be observing all the commandments of the Father.  So, "if anyone turns a deaf ear to the Torah, even his prayers are detestable." (Proverbs 28:9).

Thus this website provides a "proclamation" (teaching and living) of the Scriptures based upon an understanding that the Scriptures teach a unified, consistent message to mankind - that the Creator wants us to repent and walk in all his ways and be his people.


Teachings at The Miqra at The Upper Room Chapel

Underlined Titles Have Video Links Date of Teaching  
How Has Elohim Manifested to Mankind? (Home Study) May 19, 2018 ElohimManifesting Powerpoints
What to Expect of a True Prophet June 2, 2018 Prophet Powerpoints
Why the Follower of Messiah Should Be Torah Positive June 16, 2018 Torah Positive Powerpoints
The Biblical Sabbath June 23, 2018 Sabbath Powerpoints
The Biblical Sabbath, Pt2 - Sabbath as a Sign June 30, 2018 As a Sign Powerpoints
The Biblical Sabbath, Pt3 - Jesus and the Sabbath July 7, 2018 Jesus and the Sabbath Powerpoints
The Biblical Sabbath, Pt4 - An Invitation to Enter His Rest July 14, 2018 AnInvitation Powerpoints
The Appointed Times of Yahuwah, Pt1 July 21, 2018 Appointed Times Powerpoints
The Appointed Times of Yahuwah, Pt2 July 28, 2018  
The Appointed Times of Yahuwah, Pt3 August 4, 2018  
The Magnificent Name of the Creator, Pt1 August 11, 2018 Magnificent Name Powerpoints
The Magnificent Name of the Creator, Pt2 August 18, 2018  
The Name That is Above Every Name August 25, 2018 The Name Above Every Name Powerpoints
The Promised Inheritance September 1, 2018 Inheritance Powerpoints
The Promised Inheritance, Pt2 - Mystery of Christ September 8, 2018 Inheritance2 Powerpoints
Yom Teruah - The Day of the Shout September 12, 2018 Yom Teruah Powerpoints
Yom Kippurim - Day of the Atonements September 21, 2018  
The Promised Inheritance, Pt3 - Mystery of Christ, Pt2 September 22, 2018  
Sukkot - Living Out the Feast of Tabernacles September 26, 2018  
The Promised Inheritance, Pt4 - Mystery of Christ, Pt3 September 29, 2018  
The Last Great Day October 3, 2018  
Ephesians 4 - The Unity of the Spirit October 6, 2018  

Video Teachings at House of Israel in Charlotte, NC

The Just Shall Live by Faith  December 2012
Sermon on the Mount, Part 1 April 13, 2013  
Sermon on the Mount, Part 2 April 20, 2013  
The Judgments of the Torah August 3, 2013 Powerpoint Slides
Entering Into His Rest September 21, 2013 Powerpoint Slides
Feast of Tabernacles  September 22, 2013 Powerpoint Slides
How Does God Manifest Himself to Human Beings December 7, 2013 Powerpoint Slides
Be Holy For I Am Holy April 19, 2014 Powerpoint Slides
Freedom in Messiah     May 10, 2014 Powerpoint Slides
Being Prepared to Give an Answer June 28, 2014 Powerpoint Slides
Do Not Be Called Rabbi November 15, 2014 Powerpoint Slides
By What Authority are You Doing These Things? April 5, 2015 Powerpoint Slides
What Happens When You Die? May 2, 2015 WhenYouDiePowerpoints
The Everlasting Gospel, Pt 1 August 29, 2015 EverlastingGospelPowerpoints
The Everlasting Gospel, Pt 2 September 5, 2015 EverlastingGospel2Powerpoints
What Happened at Shavuot? June 12, 2016 Shavuot Powerpoints
The Covenants of the Promise June 25, 2016 Covenants Powerpoints
Return to Sender August 20, 2016 ReturnToSender Powerpoints
Sukkot 2016 - Living Lessons From the Wilderness October 24, 2016 Sukkot Powerpoints
The Rapture January 28, 2017 Rapture-Powerpoints
The Bread of Affliction April 19, 2017 BreadofAffliction Powerpoints
The Second Great Commandment in Torah Perspective June 4, 2017 SecondCommandment Powerpoints
What to Expect as You Search for and Enter Into Bible Truth July 1, 2017 Expectations Powerpoints
Delighting in the Sabbath July 22, 2017 Delighting Powerpoints
The Perseverance of the Saints August 19, 2017 Perseverance Powerpoints
An Approved Workman October 1, 2017 ApprovedWorkman Powerpoints
Dedicated December 30, 2017 Dedicated Powerpoints
The Biblical New Year 2018 March 18, 2018 NewYear Powerpoints
Filling Up in My Flesh the Sufferings of Messiah April 2, 2018 Filling Up Powerpoints


Bible Study Articles

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Website Theme Study: The Everlasting Gospel

The Everlasting Gospel: Tracing the Creator's Message to Mankind as it is Unfolded in the Bible  (English Names Version)

The Everlasting Gospel: Tracing the Creator's Message to Mankind as it is Unfolded in the Bible  (Hebrew Names Version)



An Introduction to What to Expect from this Website

What is Bible Truth? - In Defense of

The Web Servant: Who is this Guy, Anyway?

The Messianic Movement; What You Need to Know About "Hebrew Roots" Followers of Messiah


"The God Who Is There" Series

Are the Scriptures Reliable? (Bible 101)

Knowing God: Having a Personal Relationship with Your Creator!

The Name of God: Making Known the Unknown Name hwhy

How Does God Manifest Himself to Human Beings? Pt 1 - A Survey of Elohim Appearing to the Ancients

How Does God Manifest Himself to Human Beings? Pt 2 - Is Messiah the Deity?

The Name of the Messiah


Laying a Foundation: "The Elementary Teachings" Series

Repentance from Acts that Lead to Death

Faith in Elohim: "The Just Shall Live by Faith"

Instructions About Baptisms

Laying on of Hands

Resurrection of the Dead

Eternal Judgment and the Need for Perseverance


"The Meat of the Word" Series

Holiness: "Be Holy, For I Am Holy"

Righteousness: Toward a Balanced Understanding About Righteousness from the Perspective of the Torah, the Prophets and the New Testament 

What Happens When You Die?

Order in the Body of Messiah 

The Covenants of the Promise

Tithing the Biblical Way


"Guarding the Sabbath" Series

What is the Sabbath?: The Meaning, Purpose and Proper Understanding of the Seventh-Day As Set-Apart Time

Is the Sabbath For Christians?: What Does the New Testament Teach About the Sabbath?

The Sabbath and The Mark of the Beast: Identifying Your Loyalty

How to Guard the Shabbat: What are Appropriate Sabbath Activities?

Delighting in the Sabbath


Exploring The Torah (The Five Books of Moses)

The Abiding Validity of the Old Testament Law

What Does the New Testament Teach About the Law?

Answers For My Christian Friends Regarding Keeping God's Law

Lawlessness and Apostasy

The Ten Commandments 

The Biblical Diet: Distinguishing Between the Clean and the Unclean  .pdf 

Tzitzit (the Wearing of Tassels)

What the Bible Really Teaches About Trimming the Beard

The Appointed Times and Seasons

Proclaiming YHWH's Appointments

What is a Miqra?

The Hebrew Calendar - Understanding the Times and Seasons

The Lunar Sabbath Theory: Is the Sabbath Regulated by the New Moon?

The Shabbatons - Times of Complete Rest

The 3 Annual Pilgrimage Feasts - Should We Go Up?

Keeping or Celebrating? - Answering the Objection that We Cannot "Keep" the Appointed Times in Our Day


Pesach / Passover - Redemption and Deliverance

Chag HaMatzot / The Pilgrimage Feast of Unleavened Bread(s)

Chag HaShavuot / The Pilgrimage Feast of Weeks

Yom Teruah / Day of Trumpets - Messiah's Glorious Coming

Yom HaKippurim / Day of Atonements

Chag HaSukkot / The Pilgrimage Feast of Tabernacles - Elohim Living Among Men

Chag HaSukkot Celebration Pics

The Ministry of Messiah: His Work and His Teachings

Christmas and Messiah's Birthday   .pdf

Sermon on the Mount   .pdf

"You Must Be Born Again": Insights Into Spirit Birth

Do Not Be Called "Rabbi"

Freedom in Messiah: "The Truth Shall Set You Free"

Is the Church Built on Peter?

"Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me"

WWJD - What Would Jesus Do?

The Sign of Jonah: Three Days and Three Nights

Messiah Our Pesach

The Coming of Messiah ben David - the Reigning King

The Coming of Messiah and the Rapture of the Church  .pdf

The "Day of the LORD"

Unmasking the Restrainer - 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12: On the Timing of the Master's Return

Yom Teruah /Trumpets - Messiah's Glorious Coming

Daniel 12 and the Resurrection

The Believer's Reward and Inheritance

"Doctrines of Demons" Series

Sunday as the Lord's Day: Is Sunday a Sacred Day?

The Lord's Supper: The Truth About This Remembrance Service

Christmas and Messiah's Birthday   .pdf

Lent, Good Friday and Easter

What's Wrong with the Christian Church?: The False Teachings of Popular Churchianity

"Come Out of Her, My People": The Call to Leave Babylon

Paul's Letter to the Galatians: the Conflict of the Two Torahs


The Authority of the One Sent From Elohim: 1:1-5

A Different Gospel?: 1:6-12

Sha'ul's Training in Judaism: 1:13-24

The Circumcision Controversy: 2:1-10

Justification By Faith or By Works of the Law?: 2:11-21

The Hearing of Faith: 3:1-5

Righteousness By Faith and The Curse of the Law: 3:6-14

The Inheritance Through the Promise: 3:15-22

Freedom in Messiah: 5:1-15

Walking in the Spirit: 5:16-26

Other New Testament Studies

The Authorship of the 4th Gospel: Who Wrote the Book of "John"?    Powerpoint Slides

Romans 12:1-2 - Presenting Your Bodies as a Living Sacrifice

Notes from 'Ivrim - the Book of Hebrews

1 John - A Practical Guide For the Walk of Faith: A Study Appropriate for All New Believers   .pdf



What's New on


The website title message regarding the Everlasting Gospel has been updated.  I now have two versions of this study.  The first version is for my Christian friends and is written using the standard English language names and terminology.  I've done this so that the complexity of Hebrew naming conventions don't get in the way of an understanding of the core message of the Bible by my Christian friends who may not know any Hebrew.  It can be found here: The Everlasting Gospel (English Names Version).  The second version of this study is for my Hebrew Roots friends and contains the standard Hebrew Names and terminology we have become used to.  It can be found here: The Everlasting Gospel (Hebrew Names Version).


I have also updated the study on the roles and responsibilities of men and women in the Assembly, entitled, Order in the Body of Messiah.  In an attempt to keep up with the latest discussions about this hot topic, I have added and expanded in this article to stay current.



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Nonetheless, it would be foolish of me to say that I know it all and that all other interpretations are wrong.  I cannot say that.  What I present in this website is my understanding of the Scriptures after stripping (as best I can) all the flawed influences of tradition and custom from my thinking.  If at any point I have misunderstood or misrepresented Scripture, I am always willing to hear the reasoning and adjust my understanding accordingly.

Proclaiming the Everlasting Gospel since March 2003

"The Word of our Elohim stands forever." (Isaiah 40:8)