Revelation is a sign of the Messianic Community in all ages and only ever died out when unbelief broke man's connection with heaven. Throughout the ages this lack of belief has forced men to invent doctrines to justify that spiritual vacuum, typical of which is the claim that revelations 'ceased' with the death of the last apostle, John.
Such a teaching is, needless to say, without Biblical warranty. Though it is true that the fundamental principles of the Besorah (Gospel) were laid by the first apostles in what we now call the "New Testament" or Messianic Scriptures, the need for revelation and prophecy to edify the messianic assemblies and answer the peculiar problems of every age has never diminished. It is because modern revelation has not been forthcoming that endless debates and divisions have occurred in the Body of Messiah. Into this vacuum the cults have come with their false revelations and have led off many unsuspecting Christians and Messianics into treacherous spiritual waters.
The Olive Branch made its entry into the Christian/Messianic world in 1996 to meet these urgent needs. Though addressed to a particular denomination or group, it is of practical application to all believers who are led by the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) to implement them. Unlike the spurious works of the cults which demand unquestioning fealty from everyone to their revelations, with threats of retribution if they do not (for example, some of Mormonism's Doctrine & Covenants and some of the prophecies and revelations coming out of some pentecostal/charismatic groups), the Olive Branch has application only to those who are led by Messiah to be a part of this fellowship. It makes no claims on the rest of the Body of Messiah.
The new Second Online Edition (2013) has a number of new cosmetic changes (for example, replacing 'Lord' and 'God' with the proper Hebrew Names of Deity), contains a revised and expanded series of footnote references and includes revelations received since the First Edition (1996). The entire Olive Branch is now also online for the first time.
The revelations are best read in chronological order to appreciate the theological development of this ministry but are also grouped in themes or topics. If you would like to order a printed copy of the first edition of the Olive Branch, along with commentary correction inserts, click the button >