Learn Torah – The Gospel was preached to the Israelites?

What is the “Gospel”?
Is it the death and resurrection of the Messiah?
Is it that Yeshua died to “do away with the Law”, so that we don’t have to follow it anymore?

We have to understand that the “Good News” was around LONG before Yeshua walked on the planet. It was NOT a “new” idea. It was prophesied about all throughout the Tanakh. Nowhere in Scripture is it prophesied that Yeshua would do away with, or change the Law. It is, however, prophesied multiple times that He would remember, no more, the sins of “ISRAEL”. The truth is, we have to be grafted into Israel in order for any of the promises, including His Salvation, to apply to us! We cannot go around believing all of His promises apply to us, when HIS WORD SAYS SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!

Deuteronomy 11:26-28
“See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you listen to the commandments of Yehovah your Elohim, which I am commanding you today; and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of Yehovah your Elohim, but turn aside from the way which I am commanding you today, by following other mighty ones which you have not known.”

Well, what about the Gentiles?

The Gospel is this; when we submit our lives to HIM and HIS ways, He will remember our sins no more. All who do that, ARE Israel! There will be no Jew or Gentile in HIS Kingdom, ONLY TRUE ISRAEL, who has submitted their lives in obedience to HIM. We must stop believing the lies that are being taught in the Church, and COME OUT OF HER.

Deuteronomy 8:11-20
“Beware that you do not forget Yehovah your Elohim by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today; otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them, and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies, then your heart will become proud and you will forget Yehovah your Elohim who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint. In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end. Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’ But you shall remember Yehovah your Elohim, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. It shall come about if you ever forget Yehovah your Elohim and go after other mighty ones and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you will surely perish. Like the nations that Yehovah makes to perish before you, so you shall perish; because you would not listen to the voice of Yehovah your Elohim.

Learn Torah – Church returning to it’s “Father”

What is the “Spirit of Elijah”?

We can find the definition in Malachi 4:5.

“Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of Yehovah. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”

I find it interesting that Yeshua told the Religious Leaders of His day, that their father was not the same as HIS FATHER. We can read this account in the book of John.

John 8:39-47

They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Yeshua said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham. But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.” Yeshua said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.”

In this video, this speaker claims that he came in the “Spirit of Elijah”.

The truth is, this man did come in a spirit, but it was not a spirit that comes from Yehovah! He is proving that the Christian Doctrines that millions hold dear, are birthed from Catholicism! The “UNIVERSAL CHURCH”!!!!

Revelation 18:1-5

After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”

People, we do not have time to lolly gag around in religious doctrines that were birthed out of a disobedient “Church” that denies the ways of Yehovah!!! WAKE UP! He is coming!

“Here is the perseverance of the set apart ones who keep the commandments of God and hold fast the testimony of Yeshua.” (Revelation 14:12)

Shabbat Thought

This weeks Shabbat Thought comes from the book of Ezekiel. This verse is a prophecy of the “New Covenant”.

Ezekiel 36:25-27

Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.

What does Yehovah promise to give us?
What does the Spirit of Yehovah cause us to do?
What are His Statutes and Ordinances?

May Yehovah Bless you as you seek His truth! Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Thought

This weeks Shabbat Thought comes from the Book of James.

James 1:21-25

Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect Law, the Law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.

What are we to do with the filthiness and wickedness from the world?
How are we to receive the word?
What “saves our souls”?
Is it ok to just hear the word and do nothing about it?
Some people call the Law, (Torah) of Yehovah, “Jewish”. How does James define it?
How do we live in blessing from the Father?

May Yehovah bless you as you SEEK HIS WORD!

Leaving Babylon Part 4

(Shalom! This video was made early in our journey. We realize now, that replacing the name יהוה is transgression of Torah by adding to and taking away from it. We now do NOT do this, but as stated above, we were on a journey and at the time this video was made, we did NOT have this revelation. Thanks for understanding! Shalom.)

So, in our last video, we found out that Yehovah’s Torah, or instruction, is good doctrine, or truth. So if His word is truth, shouldn’t we be lining our lives up to it? I remember in school when we would have dictionary exercises where we would have to look up the definitions to certain words. What if we used the Scriptures as our dictionary for the “Hot Topics” in the religious world today? Words like “Love”, and “Grace”. “Food” and “Truth”. You see, the problem in most churches today, is that the Bible is NOT the Dictionary used for these terms! No, in fact what is taught is the opinions, or interpretations of the pastor, rather than the biblical truth! In these next few videos, we will be defining these words with our bibles. We must let the Word define itself.
Lets start with the word Love. What does our bible say about this word?

Mark 12:29-31

Yeshua answered, “The foremost is, ‘Hear, O Israel! Yehovah our God is one; and you shall love Yehovah your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Here’s another passage…

Matthew 22:37-40

And Yeshua said to him, “‘You shall love Yehovah your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

So, Yeshua is giving two commands here. He says to LOVE Yehovah with everything we are, and to LOVE our neighbor as ourselves. So the question of the hour is, “What is LOVE?” Well in order to answer that question, we need to answer a few other questions!

Is love something we make up in our own minds?
How do we love Yehovah?
Do we love Him however we want to love Him?
Does he give us any instruction on what love is and how to love?

For starters, Yeshua is NOT making up these commands on the spot. No, He is actually quoting the Torah. There is ALOT of misconception about these passages like, “See, Jesus did away with the Torah and simplified it to Love God, Love People.” There is a local church near us who’s tag line is, “Love God, Love People, Push back darkness.” My question is this, “How do we LOVE God?” “How do we LOVE People?” Remember, I said that Yeshua did NOT make up these two commands. They are NOT “NEW” commands that simplify the ‘OLD’ ones! Lets go back into the Scriptures and find these commands!

Deuteronomy 6:4, 5

“Hear, O Israel! Yehovah is our God, Yehovah is one! You shall love Yehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”

in hebrew this reads…

שמע ישראל יהוה אלוקינו יהוה אחד

Ok, so if this passage is PART of the Torah, how is it “Doing away” with the torah? The word “hear” used in this passage is the Hebrew word “Shema”. We have translated Shema as “Hear”, but the literal translation is, “Listen and DO”. So how do we love Yehovah?? By Hearing HIS voice and OBEYING HIM! This verse is given right smack in the middle of the Fathers Instructions. He is saying, Listen and do these things, Yehovah is God (אלוקינו), Yehovah is ONE (אכד), Love HIM with all that you are in OBEDIENCE! שמע

Yeshua clears this up in the Book of John…

John 14:23, 24

Yeshua answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.

So here Yeshua is saying, Obey my word! My Word is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me! John says later in one of his other books…

1 John 2:3-6

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

Whoa, wait a second! Did he just say, “Whoever KEEPS his word, in HIM the LVOE OF GOD IS PERFECTED??! What is Love? The bible defines it as OBEDIENCE to the WORD of the FATHER! John says “if you say you love HIM, but DO NOT obey HIM, you are a LIAR.” Remember, Yeshua’s commands ARE NOT NEW! They are the Fathers commands. He Lived perfectly according to the Torah, NOT to do away with it, but to show us how we can lay down MAN’s traditions, and live in GOOD Doctrine! HIS TORAH. So according to our bibles the TRUE definition of LOVE, is OBEDIENCE! How do we love our neighbor as ourself? If we obey Yehovah’s Torah, it gives us perfect instruction on how to love our neighbor! We must STOP defining love with our own understanding, and turn to good doctrine! May you learn to truly LOVE Yehovah by receiving Yeshua’s testimony, and walking as HE HIMSELF WALKED! It’s time to leave Babylon!

Shabbat Thought

This weeks Shabbat Thought comes from the book of Mark.

Mark 7:14-23

After He called the crowd to Him again, He began saying to them, “Listen to Me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside the man which can defile him if it goes into him; but the things which proceed out of the man are what defile the man. [If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”] When he had left the crowd and entered the house, His disciples questioned Him about the parable. And He said to them, “Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him, because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?” (Thus He declared all foods clean.) And He was saying, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.”

What defiles a man?
Are all foods clean?
What is your definition of food?
What is the biblical definition of food?
Is your definition of food the same as the scripture’s?
Where did Yeshua come up with the SPECIFIC things that defile a man?

May Yehovah bless you as you seek out HIS truth! Shabbat Shalom!