We see punishment for disobeying both the dietary laws and the moral laws…. This rules out much of the so-called seafood that is promoted such as crabs, lobster, prawns, oysters etc as listed above. Oh, you’ve heard about me, and so have all of the members of your community and all of your forefathers. 40:10 I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart; I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation: I have not concealed your lovingkindness and your truth from the great congregation. The woman’s immediate response to the request for a drink from Jacob’s well was: “How is it that You, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria? 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Since truth is all-encompassing, there is always a place for it to be practiced -- there is literally no place or experience that is exempted from its presence -- and therefore, there is always the demand to live in its light. Yet when we drill down to the heart of this matter, the issue is not divorce or remarriage or shacking up that Master was trying to get at. Prior to my recent examination of this story and it’s tremendous implications to our individual and collective walks in Messiah, I saw this story as simply our Master revealing Himself to a Gentile woman and an example of how our Faith must overcome racism in the world through the Gospel message. I’m the one you’re referencing. Now we know that when we read this verse what is being said is that a person must worship the Most High rationally and truthfully. 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And I can attest that this sort of worship of men comes along so subtly at first that most of us don’t even realize that we have fallen into man/teacher worship. or, “Why do You speak with her?” (John 4:27). But since I’m here in Samaria speaking to you, let’s just get this one sticking point out of the way. Yes, in those two-brief days, a season of grace fell upon those Samaritans. 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Ephesians 1:13 In whom you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after you believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 4:21 If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 4:24 And that you put on the new man, who after God is created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Well, my early years in this Faith movement were met with teachings and warnings against spirituality–especially anything having to do with the Holy Spirit. Wow! To find out more about repentance you can read the following articles below: Shalom! An easy way to remember what seafood is clean, is to only eat things form the sea that have scales and fins, if they don’t they’re unclean…. But since she asked, Master wanted to quickly set the record straight: (1) your system of worship is not of Yahuah; (2) true worship of the Creator of the Universe is practiced by orthodox Jews. May 9, 2019 - Renewed Minds to Pure Hearts, serving Father Yahuah (YHUH), [through Messiah Yahusha] in Spirit and Truth 26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. To begin with, the woman was a Samaritan, which put her at a particularly challenging disadvantage. 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. Consider that deep in the heart of Hebrew history, the installation of kings, prophets, and high priests were accomplished by the anointing of oil on the head that ran down on the body. I now see from the story of the Samaritan Woman, a a classic reminder and lesson of how the flesh, religion and culture, all work in concert to enslave us and keep us from ever having a true and substantive relationship with the Creator of the Universe. Paul seized upon this event from an amazing spiritual perspective–such that the event had tremendous prophetic significance to all of us. The writer of Psalm 119: 142 wrote: “Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law (i.e., thy Torah) is the truth.” (KJV). Let’s reflect upon the topic of worshiping Abba in Spirit and in Truth as it relates to our Hebrew Roots Faith. This belief requires Faith which scriptures describes as: 11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Whether all of her husbands died or she had been divorced from each of them five times, or a combination of both death and divorce, is not readily apparent here. I have been wondering why the word "wine" is never used in scripture in relation to the supper (but used freely elsewhere) but always fruit of the vine and cup. The oil symbolized the Holy Spirit of God which accompanied the anointing, and empowered the anointed one with the necessary capacity to fulfill his newly bestowed role. Showing posts with label Hebrew artifacts. Indeed, God Himself is called the Spirit of Truth (Ruach HaEmet) (see John 14:16-7, 15:26, 16:13). Within them are moral laws, dietary laws, celebrations (Feasts, appointed days) and even laws which tell us what we should do to remain spiritually clean. 18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory. And they shall not teach everyone His fellow citizen and everyone His brother, saying, “Know Yahuah; for all will know me, for the least to the greatest of them. The Messianic Torah Observer is a ministry of QFC It is the evidence of the unseen. Master brings the conversation back to the spiritual, lifting it from the carnal: “…Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” (John 4:13, 14; NAS). (Ezekiel 11; 36; Jeremiah 31) Worship is going to transition from that of rote-mechanical adherence to a set of ordinances, regulations and statutes; away from a physical location on this planet; over to the individual worshiper. True worship must be “in spirit,” that is, … Until next time fellow Saints in Training. And before you know it, we become just like that dude at the Rood Conference who was fretting that we as a community would be without a shepherd if something were to happen to Michael Rood. This bad interpretation, is the reason why people break the sabbath day, eat unclean foods and think drinking alcohol is a sin, all of which the law and commandments do not support. In Hebrew thinking, what a man trusts and follows determines what a man does. Master told us: “We who hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6). If that “living water”–that Spirit–that Master spoke to the woman at the well is actually dwelling within us, then we stand to never thirst again. And to be clear the Messiah did acknowledge commandments let’s look at what he said to a rich man: 18 He saith unto him, Which? This is the time of your visitation my dear. This is why the scriptures say to study to show yourself approved unto god, and rightly divide the word of truth, without shame (2 Timothy 2:15). Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness. This would show a lack of understanding because the scriptures do not say this, because there is a dietary law that is still in place (Leviticus 11). The sacrifice was a custom that was started by Adam when he first sinned. May you be blessed, safe and secure in the will of Abba Father. The other question I had was to do with the Lord's Supper. Worship in … Why Is the Messianic Hebrew Roots Movement Impressed with Nehemiah Gordon? Why do you test the LORD?” But the people thirsted there for water and the people grumbled against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?” So Moses cried to the LORD, “What shall I do with this people? For instance some may equate worship to reverencing the Most High specifically, when the truth is worship can be given to anything a person reveres, fears or has respect for. 2:2 For anger is blindness, and does not suffer one to see the face of any man with truth. We have been freed from the cold, lifelessness of religion and carnality. In conclusion we can see that the spirit is “a current of air”, which is basically an invisible force, but here when we use it in context of the scripture it’s meaning emphasizes “rational thought”…. Such a thing is not possible with standing water. 19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The key point of this whole thing that I believe we must take into consideration is that Spirit and Truth must go together. Master, when speaking to the Samaritan woman at the well, presented to her one the most profound bits of vital information ever given to mankind on this planet. What Are The Old Testament Feasts Fulfilled In The New Testament? We need water–spiritual water–the Ruach Kodesh, to help us and sustain us. For Abba is going to perform a work in every genuine believer that will elevate him and her to a place where true worship can happen—not some dead, meaningless attempt at communing with the Creator. Woman, rejoice. Who and how many teachers dare to tackle the what’s and the how’s of this essential truth, especially in Hebrew Roots? The one other aspect of this story that I want to also reflect upon is the incident at Horeb and Paul’s commentary on that incident and what it means to us as Netsarim. For this is the covenant that I will make with the House of Israel after those days, says Yahuah: I will put my laws into their minds, and I will write them on their hearts, and I will be their God and they shall be my people. The Bible Commentator Matthew Henry writes of this “living water”: “Yeshua (my adjustment) gives us the living water if we but ask. But I always sort of just read over it and never gave it much thought, especially after coming into Hebrew Roots. GRK: διδάσκαλε ἐπ' ἀληθείας εἶπες ὅτι. Michael Rood, in many of his teachings, as well as in his Chronological Gospels, classify the Samaritans as Gentiles. Interestingly enough, the concept of Baptism (or as popularly coined today in certain segments of our Faith, Mikveh), did not originate with John the Immerser. (Ephesians 5:11) all the time for God's glory. Something powerful This was some form of visitation unlike something she never imagined she would experience in her lifetime. I, Yeshua, am an orthodox Jew and being an orthodox Jew, salvation comes from the orthodox Jewish system—not the Samaritan, Gentile-influenced system of man made religion—and certainly not the Pharisaic system. There’s coming a day when the true worshiper can go into his or her closet and worship the Father directly, without need for all the trappings of a temple and the intercession of men acting as priest. Thus when we contemplate baptism, we should seek out bodies of water that are running or living, so to speak. There is only one People, those who choose to abide by Yah's Instructions and have the testimony of His Son, Yahshua. Clearly this man had lived a good material life, but he was unable to give it up for salvation. Unfortunately nothing could be further from the truth and there are a list of “works”, Works is literally another term for “commandments” that we must follow in order to enter the kingdom and gain salvation. It takes away any “private interpretation” where one may say that spirit means having a deep connection with God. The spirit being referenced here can be defined as a “current of air” or “the rational soul of a person”. This is what is meant by worshipping in “spirit and in truth” this is the renewed covenant which was promised: 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. A rare visitation from a prophet. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Otherwise, we would be in a world of hurt. It was a day in which the Son of the Creator of the Universe, came to a people who had been rejected by their cousins for centuries, and received directly from the redeemer’s mouth the Gospel message that could freed from their cultural, religious and spiritual bondage. It means there is no need for animal sacrifices. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Hebrew-Israelite Spirit And Truth Ministries is a Michigan Domestic Non-Profit Corporation filed on April 13, 1989. Clearly, there are many in our Faith community who are just like this gentleman–basing their entire walk on individual Hebrew Roots teachers and ministries. When will we realize and embrace our visitation? This was something special. 2:1 And now, my children, behold I am dying, and I tell you of a truth, that unless ye keep yourselves from the spirit of lying and of anger, and love truth and longsuffering, ye shall perish. 25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? This is untrue and the scriptures show us that there are punishments for disobeying righteous works (Commands) which we are told to do. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh. I will be summarising some of these laws here so that you can refer to this article whenever you need a reminder of what you need to be doing as a believer. When we apply these two together we need to ensure that it is done the right way truthfully. Yes but he was talking about not washing your hands before you eat. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. The company's filing status is listed as Automatic Dissolution and its File Number is 847149. He received it mightily from His Father (our Father) and thus He freely makes it available to us.” (Matthew Henry). You see, we in Hebrew Roots have gone way too far over to the Torah side of things while the Charismatics have gone way too far over to the spiritual side of things. 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. I would say that we are, in at least one aspect, no better than some of charismatic/fundamentalist cousins as it relates to relationship with and worship of Abba Father. The only reason we are where we are today is because of Master’s revolutionary stance. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. The phrase "worship in spirit and truth" comes from John 4:6-30, during Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well. This will be part 3 of my multi-episode series on operating and walking out this walk in the Spirit. firstname.lastname@example.org, Glossary of Common Hebrew Terms and Names. Thus, it is no wonder that her shields went immediately up when Master asked her for a drink of water. If you’ve not already done so, I would humbly ask you to check out Sabbath Thoughts and Reflections episodes 78 and 79 where I lay some of the ground work for this episode. And I’ll be honest with you: I was right there with them early on in my walk. And when Mashiyach comes, He’s going to sort all this stuff out as it relates to the true place of worship of Yahuah. It’s the Spirit of the Most High, operating in our lives and molding our spirit to be in complete sync with the Spirit of Yahuah. So the question we need to ask ourselves is, does that mean Devils will go to heaven? When we believe in the Messiah the Holy Spirit (John 14:26) will guide us accordingly, as explained above. I was sensitive to this brother’s concerns, but I was concerned that this believer’s concerns were indicative of a much greater problem in our community and movement: that we are nothing more than followers of men and ministries–that our individual and collective walks and our talks and our worldviews are so shallow and lacking true substance; that we need a man to tell us how and when to breathe, walk, talk, use the restroom, eat, pray, read our bibles, etc. The writer of Hebrews reiterated the prophecy that was given to the Prophet Jeremiah regarding the renewed covenant and it reads as follows: “For finding fault with them, He says, “Behold, days are coming, says Yahuah, when I will effect a new covenant with the House of Israel and with the House of Judah; not like the covenant which I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; for they did not continue in my covenant, and I did not care for them, says Yahuah. This presents the belief that all we need to do is believe, without any form of “works” (Laws, Commandments)…. No other Jew in His day would have done what Yeshua did in asking the woman for a drink of water, seizing upon the opportunity to minister to this woman. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. All of this is explained by the Messiah when he says that he would leave the comforter for us which is the Holy Spirit, who will bring into remembrance all that he taught (John 14:26). 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. You can read that she is from Samaria. “David … Now you understand this we can jump to the whole discussion in context in the following verses: 21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 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