Outcry Ministries | Where Is Your Gaze – Torah Ministry

Where is your gaze? Are you wanting to learn Torah, but seem to be hitting a wall? Maybe you have joined a Hebrew Roots assembly, or a Messianic Synagogue. Maybe you have even converted to Judaism because you have been told that it is Jewish Law. I’m here to tell you that no matter where you are, if you will fix your gaze on the Creator of the Universe, He will fix His gaze on you! There are many Torah Ministries out there, and while no one Torah ministry is exactly alike, they are all very similar. We, however want to share the Truth with you. You have to die to yourself. You CANNOT bring your past with you. If you have anything left to give to the King of Babylon, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Israel. Upon whom are you fixing your gaze?

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!

Leaving Babylon Part 3

(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, if Yeshua came to “testify to the truth”, what truth was he talking about?? Pilot obviously didn’t know! Maybe the Scriptures say something about this “mysterious” truth! Let look!

Exodus 18:19-21

Now listen to me: I will give you counsel, and God be with you. You be the people’s representative before God, and you bring the disputes to God, then teach them the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they are to walk and the work they are to do. Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens. (Exodus 18:19-21 NASB)

So we know truth has an important role in Leadership!
Let’s look at another passage!

Exodus 32:4

He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. (Deuteronomy 32:4 KJV)

So we see here that this truth is a characteristic of Yehovah himself! His ways are judgement, God of truth! So could his ways be truth as well?? Let’s look at some more scripture! After all, we should let scripture define itself right?? I mean there are a lot of interpretations out there that are just that, mans interpretation! So maybe we should stop believing what man says, and start believing what God said!
Let’s read some of what David had to say!

Psalm 25:1-10

To You, O Yehovah, I lift up my soul. O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me. Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed. Make me know Your ways, O Yehovah; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day. Remember, O Yehovah, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses, For they have been from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; According to Your lovingkindness remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O Yehovah. Good and upright is the Yehovah; Therefore He instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way. All the paths of the Yehovah are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. (Psalms 25:1-10 NASB)

Wow, that was a long one! Are you still with me? Good, well let’s unpack this verse!

Make me know your ways, lead me in truth??

This sounds like maybe his way is truth, right?
He also says YEHOVAH’S compassion and loving kindness are from old! I thought the God of the Old Testament was all about wrath, and then Jesus came and changed that! Uh oh, I’m beginning to get the fealing that I may have been taught someone’s opinion and not the actual truth!

He instructs sinners in “the way” and leads the humble in Justice and teaches the humble his way.

Could this mean that His way is truth??
David goes on to say this,

All the paths of Yehovah are lovingkindness and truth.

Does this statement apply to everyone?? Oh wait we have to keep reading!

He says this applies to a specific group of people!

To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. (Psalms 25:10)

Wow! I thought the old was done away with and the new was brought in with Jesus! I’m beginning to think this Jesus guy isn’t the same as Yeshua the messiah! I mean, Yeshua came to testify to the truth, to save that which was lost! To restore the things of old! The Jesus that’s preached in the Christian church today, came to do away with all of the old. But I’m still a little confused! If it was impossible to follow the commands of God, why did David love his ways?? Maybe His Law is the truth that Yeshua testified to?? Again let’s let scripture define this!

Psalm 119:139-144

My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words. Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it. I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth. Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight. Your testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live. (Psalms 119:139-144 NASB)

Wait, did he just say “your Law is truth”? And that Gods commandments are his delight??
Why are we told that His commands were done away with?? And that his Law was done away with?? The same thing must have been happening in Yeshuas time! Were the religious leaders of the day doing the same thing? Teaching mans opinion rather than the word of Yehovah?? Let see what Yeshua had to say about it!

Matthew 15:1-3

Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Yeshua from Jerusalem and said, “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? (Matthew 15:1-3 NASB)

So they were judging according to what they thought was true (which by the way washing hands before you eat is not a command of God but that of the rabbis)! Yeshua was judging according to the commandment of God, or TRUTH!
If we go on in this story, Yeshua calls the Pharisees hypocrites and then quotes Isaiah 29.

Matthew 15:7-9

You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you: ‘T his people honors M e with their lips, B ut their heart is far away from M e. ‘B ut in vain do they worship M e, T eaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'” (Matthew 15:7-9 NASB)

So, what is truth?? Well the bible defines it as “The Torah” (תורה) or Gods Law! David delighted in it, Yeshua and all the disciples walked in it! So why are we taught we don’t have to?? Maybe we have been “teaching as doctrines, the precepts of men!”

So what is good doctrine??

Proverbs 4:1, 2

Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding; For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law. (Proverbs 4:1, 2 NKJV)

Wow! Maybe we should begin to go into the Scriptures and see for ourselves what truth is! I am confident that what we have been taught in church, is NOT truth but precepts of men! It’s definitely time to leave Babylon!

Leaving Babylon Part 2

(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 if the feasts aren’t Jewish, and Solomon said that obeying the Fathers commands applies to every person, why are we told different?? Why for thousands of years has the Christian church taught that the Law of Elohim is subject to our own lifestyles? I mean, if I’m not a farmer, how do the planting instructions in the bible apply to me? And, I have to work on Saturday, so there is NO way I could observe sabbath on that day! And my favorite shirt is not made of 100% cotton!
What we have to begin to realize is this, we have been lied to in order to compromise! Now, this did not happen over night! No, much to the contrary! This happened over thousands of years! I heard a quote once! It said this…
“The enemy will tell you a thousand truths, to get you to believe ONE lie!”
That is so true! 
Did the messiah come into this world? YES! 
Was he born of a virgin? YES!
Was he an eternal sacrifice for our transgression? YES!
Was he born on December 25? NO!
Did he “do away” with any of the Law? NO!!
We have to begin to understand something. If the enemy can get you to believe that History was different than it actually was, he can get you to go a different direction in the future! This is why the delusion that the church is in today started AFTER Yeshua walked on the earth! This is why satan tempted Eve in the Garden after Elohim told them what they should do! “Did Elohim really say that?” “Surely that’s not what He said!” Satan can’t create anything, so he has to take what Elohim has created and “make” it his own. You see, if the enemy can get us to believe that Elohim meant something different when he made His sabbath a perpetual sign between Him and His people, then the enemy can get us to operate differently in the future! Here’s one. We are told today in the Christian church that the Law was impossible to observe and that Yeshua walked perfectly according to it, so we don’t have to. Sounds like a great deal, right? Almost too good to be true! Let’s see what scripture has to say about it! Let’s go way back in our bibles, even before the good stories of Paul, and look in the Torah.
Deuteronomy 30:11-14
“For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?’ Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross the sea for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?’ But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it. (Deuteronomy 30:11-14 NASB)
Wait, did that just say it’s NOT TOO DIFFICULT?? Why are we taught that it is?? If the Word is near us, in our heart and in our mouth, that we may observe it, then why did Yeshua come?? This doesn’t sound like the Law is too hard.
Let’s keep reading in Deuteronomy!
Deuteronomy 30:15-18
“See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; in that I command you today to love Yehovah your Elohim, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that Yehovah your Elohim may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it. But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship other mighty ones and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall surely perish. You will not prolong your days in the land where you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess it. (Deuteronomy 30:15-18 NASB)
Wait just a minute! This sounds similar to the command in the garden! “The day you eat of that tree, you will surely die!” 
So, if Yeshua didn’t come to make it easier on us, or to live according to the Law so we don’t have to, then why did He come?? To save us from our sins, right?? Let’s look at His words when he was before Pilot about to be killed.
John 18:37, 38
Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Yeshua answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and said to them, “I find no guilt in Him. (John 18:37, 38 NASB)
To testify to truth?? That’s not what I was taught in VBS! What is truth?!!! Maybe in order to find out, we have to leave Babylon!

Leaving Babylon Part 1

(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.)

If the Moral Law is all that applies today, then why do we encourage tithe? Tithing is not a New Testament command. In fact in the Jerusalem council, in Acts chapter 15, they say that the Gentiles only have to observe 4 commands. Stay away from things contaminated by idols, from fornication, from what is strangled, and from blood. Where is tithing?? If this is what applies to the Gentiles, maybe tithing is just for the Jews?? After all the feasts and celebrations ARE only for the Jews, right?? Let’s check the scriptures!
Leviticus 23:
Yehovah spoke again to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘Yehovah’s appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations-My appointed times are these: (Leviticus 23:1, 2 NASB)
Wait, hold on a second! Did the Father just say that they are HIS appointed times?? So if they are His, do they apply to everyone or just the Jews??
Ecclesiastes 12:12-14
But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body. The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:12-14 NASB)
So His commands apply to “every person? Wow! Does this sound different than what you have heard in church?? The local baptist church in my town teaches that these feasts are not part of the “moral” law and therefore do not apply anymore. This line of thought would have to believe the same thing for tithing as well!
The truth is this! All who want to follow of Yeshua, gentile or native Israelite, have to leave mans tradition and step into true Israel!
Exodus 12:49
The same law shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you.” (Exodus 12:49 NASB)
Leviticus 24:22
There shall be one standard for you; it shall be for the stranger as well as the native, for I am the Yehovah your Elohim.'” (Leviticus 24:22 NASB)
Numbers 9:14
If an alien sojourns among you and observes the Passover to Yehovah, according to the statute of the Passover and according to its ordinance, so he shall do; you shall have one statute, both for the alien and for the native of the land.'” (Numbers 9:14 NASB)
Numbers 15:15,16
As for the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the alien who sojourns with you, a perpetual statute throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the alien be before Yehovah. There is to be one law and one ordinance for you and for the alien who sojourns with you.'” (Numbers 15:15, 16 NASB)
Numbers 15:29-31
You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien who sojourns among them. But the person who does anything defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming Yehovav; and that person shall be cut off from among his people. Because he has despised the word of Yehovah and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; his guilt will be on him.'” (Numbers 15:29-31 NASB)
So, does the Law of god apply to ALL PEOPLE?? In babylon, you are told that it doesn’t! But the scriptures day something drastically different!
Let’s look at Acts 15 again and keep reading starting with the “4” commands.
Acts 15:19-21
Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles, but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood. For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath.” (Acts 15:19-21 NASB)
Wait, they were in synagogues on the Sabbath??
I’m beginning to think that it’s time to leave Babylon!