A Global Association of Orthodox Jewish Believers in Messiah Yeshua
Many ask us if we believe Yeshua is G-d. We respond: G-d is not a man. We have no King, Savior or Redeemer than HaShem. Yeshua is the Messiah, and he is our King, Savior, and Redeemer. Outside of these three statements, we can not say anything more, for we would be saying something that G-d in his wisdom never thought to put explicitly in the scriptures.
We are to limit our understanding about the Messiah and what he taught, to the boundaries of HaDavar – the Word that HaShem commanded (mitzvah), that is, the Tablets, the Torah, and the Mitzvah. Anything else in addition, or subtraction of that, and thus of the Messiah, is according to Hashem equatable to those who engaged in fornication in the incident of Baal Peor.
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We have no other King, Savior, or Redeemer than HaShem. If you do not believe this, then you are not Jewish, and an idolater according to the Talmud. The Messiah is the King, Savior, and Redeemer of Israel. If you do not believe this, and are not expecting his coming as such, you have no share in the World to Come, according to the RaMBaM. If you rebel against the Messiah, he will not forgive you, according to the Torah.
The word Torah has become increasingly popular in recent years partly due to the Hebrew Roots movement in Christianity and partly due to Kabbalah interest in the Media. Unfortunately overuse of the term has only served to add to the confusion. Part of the problem is that these modern writers can’t make sense of how Jewish writers are using the term.
We thought it would be good to take a moment and thoroughly define what Torah means so it doesn’t become just another buzz word in religious rhetoric. We hear questions all the time: “What is the Torah?” “Where did it come from?” “How does the Torah differ from the Bible?” In the rest of this article we will try to give a good introduction to Torah and how it plays a part in our lives.
The Torah, and the rest of the TaNaKh teaches that the Messiah would come twice for Israel, first to be rejected, despised, and killed; and then resurrected and to ascend to Heaven, and then come again to bring Israel to the Promised Land in the Olam Habah (World to Come). We see this when we understand that Messiah Yeshua is like Isaac, Joseph, Moses, and King David.
Many make the claim that Jehoiachin is an invalid ancestor to the Messiah. Jewish references on this subject disagree. Jehoiachin was restored to HaShem.
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What does it mean to keep the Covenant? It means to accept HaShem as your King and obey Him.
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A peer-reviewed summary of recommended references, books, and other reading materials for those interested in Messianic Judaism, HaDerech, and Judaism in general.
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