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How important is it to know Mashiyach in a Hebrew context?


      The Torah of YHWH, Prophecy and the revelation of Yeshua Mashiyach came in the context of the Jewish culture and in the Hebrew and Aramaic languages.  YHWH clearly instructed Moshe to warn His people not to change His Word, the conveyance of original Hebrew understanding is of paramount importance to YHWH, but precious few individuals heed these instructions:


"You shall not add unto the Word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of YHWH your Elohim which I command you."  Deuteronomy 4:2


"What I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add to it, nor diminish from it." 

Deuteronomy 12:32


"Every word of Elohim is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him.  Do not add to His words, lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar."  Proverbs 30:5,6.


"For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, Elohim shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, Elohim shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."  Revelations 22:18,19


"For I am YHWH, I change not, therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed." 

Malachi 3:6


In the very early days Christian's were followers of Yeshua and were brought into the Kingdom of Elohim through men like Apostle Paul and the Talmidim of Yeshua.  In Jewish culture, using the term our "Fathers" was a reference to Avraham, Yitzak and Ya'akov.  Not long after the death of Apostle Paul, Greek Christians began to adopt the values and customs of the Greeks and apply them to Christianity, today Christians look back at the Church "Fathers", for guidance and direction about the Kingdom of Elohim (Yeshua said call no one "father" Matt.  23:8).  However the Church Founders insisted not only in taking authority upon themselves as "fathers" but the values and understanding of the Kingdom of Elohim.  In the course of time the church founders claimed that the original autograph of the New Testament was originally written in their own Greek tongue.  The majority of Christians today will now dogmatically argue that the Words of Yeshua and His Talmidim were spoken and written in Greek, not the native Hebrew and Aramaic.  Our values will evolve from which authority we choose to follow.  The Greek language and culture is not what YHWH choose to speak to humanity through, regardless of how capable and intellectual one considers Greek language to be.


History shows that adversaries of YHWH have diligently tried to change the Word of YHWH to establish their own authority, the Pope of Rome is a clear example of this.  Pope John Paul II (Yeshua said call no man "father") teaches the Bible cannot be taken literally.


"Fundamentalism also places undue stress upon the inerrancy of certain details in the biblical texts, especially in what concerns historical events or supposedly scientific truth.  It often historicizes material which from the start never claimed to be historical... Fundamentalism likewise tends to adopt very narrow points of view.  It accepts the literal reality of an ancient, out-of-date cosmology, simply because it is found expressed in the Bible; this blocks any dialogue with a broader way of seeing the relationship between culture and faith.  Its relying upon a non-critical reading of certain texts of the Bible serves to reinforce political ideas and social attitudes that are marked by prejudices --racism, for example -- quite contrary to the Christian gospel." 

Quoted from The interpretation of the Bible in the Church (Rome: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1993), pp.71-72.


     Authority is powerful thing, it directs a person how to think about YHWH and His Scripture, authority explains, teaches and defines knowledge.


"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge , I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the Torah of your Elohim, I will also forget your children."  Hosea 4:6


     Once a souls comes to know Yeshua as HaMashiyach, he or she is called into a Priesthood, this Priesthood is a mantle of the Ruach HaKodesh to walk in Grace and Observe the Living Torah, as Yeshua instructed.  Many will not and cannot enter into the Priesthood of HaMashiyach because they are "under the law" of Christian or Orthodox religions, which means their Pastor or Rabbi is their authority, not YHWH.  "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge", because they reject knowledge.  This means the knowledge was offered to them but they refused.  YHWH calls them, "MY PEOPLE", which means these people are loved by YHWH, except they refuse knowledge and have forgotten "the Torah of Elohim" and HaMashiyach.

     The Torah (Law) of Elohim provides insights into who Yeshua is, within a Hebrew and Aramaic language context.  Yeshua never attended Sunday school, ate pork, or violated Torah, however "the Church" undresses the alter on Easter Sunday, conducts "Sunrise Services" and observes many other forms of paganism.


"And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.  And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws."  Daniel 7:24,25


     The greatest "words" against the most high, and the greatest prolonged effort to "wear out the saints of the Most High" has been to Hellenize the Jewish people and all followers of HaMashiyach.  According to Ray Pritz in his book "Nazarene Jewish Christianity", there is no historical evidence suggesting Greek Church founders had ever met or dialogued with Netzarim Jews.  Not only did the church founders not dialogue with Netzarim Jews, they also portrayed the culture and language of Yeshua's talmidim to be inferior to their own culture and they ritually castigated Yeshua's Talmidim for Torah Observance.  The same disdain continues to this day by Greek thinkers who hold tenaciously to the tradition that the New Testament was of Greek origin.  There are many prohibitions in Torah to refrain from practicing the values and cultures of the Goyim, but there have always been remnant Jews who have fiercely resisted the forces of Hellenism.


According to a well known Christian scholar Prof Eberhard Nestle (1851-1913) "Learned men, so called “Correctors” were, following the church meeting at Nicea 325 AD, selected by the church authorities to scrutinize the sacred texts and rewrite them in order to correct their meaning in accordance with the views which the church had just sanctioned."


Much of the Hebrew Roots movement today is little more than a skin deep veneer of Greek thinking Christianity which throws in the odd Hebrew word or song into the meetings.  The Hebrew culture, attitude and values of Torah have been replaced by Hellenized Western values, specifically as relating to Yeshua Mashiyach.  Western culture teaches that Yeshua is the center and definition of all what is Righteous and Just, while this is true, it is a lie to take Yeshua and His original followers out of the context of Hebrew and Torah and remake Him within a Hellenized Greek language and culture thus redefining who He is and what He taught.  For many Christians Yeshua is an icon of Greek values who has been transformed into an idol called "Jesus".


During the Mussaf service of Yom Kippur, there is a section which describes the death of the Ten Martyrs at the hands of the Romans.  One of the ten was Rabbi Chananya ben Tradion. The Midrash teaches that he was executed on the pretext of teaching Torah publicly, a capital offense according to Roman law.  He was wrapped in the Torah scroll that he always kept with him, and the Romans set him and the scroll afire. To prolong his agony, they packed his chest with wool soaked in water. While Rabbi Chananya was burning he said,

"The parchment is consumed, but the letters fly up in the air."


In April 1933 Nazi university students went on a book burning rampage to burn books by Jewish authors, many of these students were pious Christians, the same spirit lives on today by those who uphold Greek as the sacred language of the Jewish followers of Yeshua.


"My son, fear YHWH and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change." 

Proverbs 24:21


 In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 1:1


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Matthew 1:1


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