Beliefs

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1.  I believe in one God whose name is YHVH (Yehovah); He’s the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  He is the Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit) who lives in all believers to lead, counsel, and teach them. We must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

2.  Yeshua is the image of YHVH; He’s also known as the Son of God, the promised Messiah, and the Suffering Servant (the Son of Joseph).  He will come in the future as the King of kings and Lord of Lords (the Son of David).

3.  I believe YHVH chooses those He calls into relationship with Yeshua to be the Bride of Messiah and that He extends grace (favor) to those He chooses.  It is because of grace that believers are saved and will be saved.

4.  I agree with the apostle Paul who confirmed that Torah has not been abolished because of faith (trust) in Yeshua (Romans 3:31).

5. I agree with the Scriptures which defines the Sabbath as the 7th day of the week.

6.  I believe everyone needs to repent of their sins (turn away from them) and trust in the atonement of the blood of Yeshua for their sins and trespasses.  Believers are to walk out their faith with fear and trembling as they seek to obey YHVH’s commandments.  Everyone who does so will have eternal life.

7.  I believe everyone who receives Yeshua as Lord and Savior is grafted into the olive tree of Israel.  In other words, Jewish and Gentile believers are one flock called Israel.

8.  I believe the Torah is one law for both Jews and Gentiles.

9.  The saints are those who keep the commandments of YHVH and the faith of Yeshua (Rev. 14:12).

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7 thoughts on “Beliefs

  1. I agree with you as far as Torah goes. The NT concept of repentance and faith in Jesus goes along with the prophets’ call to repentance and faith in Jesus’ atonement is similar to the trust people had in the atonement of the Levitical offerings.

    Revelation 14:12 says the saints are the ones who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus so Torah observance is very important.

    My relationship with the Creator has been significantly deepened and changed as I have embraced Torah.

    Thank you for your comment.

    • There is no major difference. Both spellings for our Heavenly Father are based on the Hebrew consonant letters Yod-Heh-Vav-Heh (Written either YHVH or YHWH). There is no certainty on all of the vowels because at least 4 different sets of vowels are seen in Scripture. I think this keeps the name from being taken in vain. In Hebrew, Yahweh is not technically correct because there is no sheva after the first heh, but people use it anyway. That spelling is most often present in Scripture. In Hebrew, Yehovah correctly has proper Hebraic syllabification, and proper vowels are used. There are at least 44 times in Scripture it is spelled this way; the majority are in Jeremiah. There are a few other pronunciations out there (and spellings in Scripture) but these two predominate. I switch back and forth sometimes because my assembly prefers to use Yahweh. If you go to the Hebrew lesson page, take a look at the lesson on vowel pointings and you will see what I mean.

  2. I think you are a little bit wrong on the Sacred name of God as being Yehovah…first the Yeh is incorrect…all through the Bible the true form of the short form of the name is Yah, as in Halleluyah, seen in Revelation ch 19…and in Psalm 68:4 there it says Yah (nkjv)…and in the names of the patriarchs like Isaiah,Zachariah,Obadiah,Zephaniah,and so on..Biblical Hebrew is not the same as modern Hebrew..where Biblical Hebrew has waw,modern Hebrew has vav which is incorrect…they do not sound the same. no one needs the vowels to insert into the tetragammaton YHWH to make it readable and pronounceable,the Israelites of Old did know the Pronunciation but because of Sacredness of the ineffable name they came up with a way to caution the reader to pronounce Adonai instead…all you have to do is say out the 4 letters of YHWH like this: Yod-Heh-Waw-Heh say quickly, and you can hear Yahweh being pronounced…I think if you are going to be a Torah observant Messianic believer then you should strive to be a better student of the Word…Halleluyah…..Maranatha

    • Thank you for your comment. I’ve personally found that there are several variations of vowel pointings for the full version of YHVH throughout the Tanach (~5?), the vowel for the short form Y – qamets -H (Yah) being different from the others. The vast majority of the time, the vowels for YHVH do not allow for proper syllable divisions using normal Hebrew syllabification rules, causing several variations of the form Yahweh/Yahveh with different vowel pointings. Yehovah is the only variant, mostly found in Jeremiah (or around 44 times in the whole Tanach), that actually follows the rules of syllabification = Y-sheva // H -holem // V – qamets – H, hence Ye-ho-vah. My assembly goes with Yahweh; I don’t have a problem with switching back and forth. I’m in a reading group consisting of Christians, Messianic and/or Hebrew Roots people; when we read Hebrew, we say Adonai our of respect for others in our reading group. When writing, I try to be more specific, but often default to YHVH due to issues such as what you’ve presented. So, you’ll see all kinds of variants on my blog as a result of this progression over time. At this point, I don’t feel the need to go back and edit every post. Yes, I try to follow modern Hebrew pronunciation for vav; most people I read with do the same. In addition, we don’t pronounce a guttural resh well either, we’re more American and laugh/shrug it off. We do our chet okay; we don’t try to make it too harsh. The main thing is that we encourage one another, keep our focus on the text, and don’t allow petty things to cause division or distraction from what is most important.

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