GROWING IN GOD'S WORD...
Man's natural reaction to God's word is rejection. So long as one is controlled
by this natural reaction, God's purpose and will for our lives is severely limited.
He does not force His will upon us.
God's word, whether delivered by the prophets or by the Word in person, Jesus (Yeshua),
was rarely understood or popular at the time it was delivered. The same is true
today. People tend to gravitate to teaching which is easy on the ear and doesn't
require one to look in the mirror.
So where can one go to find teaching that can be trusted? No matter where one
goes, his or her "truth antennae" need to be fully extended. In this age of so
much knowledge, confusion is a real problem. Why? Perhaps it is an incomplete
understanding of God's word because of our natural rejection of it. How does
one overcome? Ask for what is true and then seek it with all our hearts. God
will not fail to respond.
Our search has led us to seek out the Hebrew Roots of Christianity. Are we
missing out on understanding what God wants for us and what He wants us to
know because of not understanding the language and culture in the day that
Jesus walked the streets of Jerusalem?
For instance, the word "Torah" is translated as "Law" in our Bibles. "Torah"
actually has several meanings. "Torah" in Hebrew means 'teaching', i.e.,
instruction; the Hebrew word also refers to the five books of Moses -- Genesis,
Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
Many Christian teachers today teach that Christ was the end of the Law (Torah).
Is that true? If so, do we rip out the first five books of the Bible and perhaps
Abraham kept the commandments (Genesis 26:5); Jesus kept the commandments
(John 15:10); and, Paul kept the commandments. (Acts 24:14) Jesus said he
didn't come to abolish the Law and not a letter would pass from the Law until all
is fulfilled. (Matthew 5:17)
Is there a contradiction in God's word? Or, perhaps just a misunderstanding.
The more we seek, the more we learn!
If you would like to learn more, here are some links to teachers with resources we have found helpful.
The first ministry we would like to introduce you to is 119 Ministries or testeverything.net!
Here is one of their short video teachings that we hope you enjoy. You can find many more on their website.
Divided by Truth or United in Error? (14 min) from 119 Ministries on Vimeo.
P.O. Box 376
Troy, IL 62294
A PERSPECTIVE ON...
by Jean-Claude Chevalme
on God's Learning Channel
We have been blessed by the teachings of Jean-Claude on The Spirit of Unity or Unity of the Spirit, Salvation or Probation, and so much more! Jean-Claude says,
"For many years of my life as a believer, I served the church in Las Vegas by being involved in many ministries, also serving in coordinating several citywide events, including ongoing yearly ministry with pastors to fulfill the longing resident in my heart since my salvation to see the Church coming together in unity."
Jean-Claude is a regular programmer on God's Learnng Channel.
"The Shepherd's Heart" on God's Learning Channel - A show for pastors and leaders of today's Church...beginning new dialogue.
"You must constantly remember your leaders, who spoke the Word of God to you, whose faith you must habitually imitate by osbserving carefully the result of their way of life." (Hebrews 13:7 One New Man Bible)
We encourage all pastors, teachers and lay leaders and any and all other interested believers to watch this program!!
Brad Scott - Wild Branch Ministries
thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.--Romans 11:18
Words mean things! Brad is a teacher of Hebrew, including the language,
culture, and Torah. A great teacher, easy to understand and fun to watch! He is a regular Hebraic Roots TV Network programmer.
Bill Cloud - Shoreshim Ministries
A regular programmer on Hebraic Roots TV Network, you will find his teaching filled with Biblical truth. Check out this
link to his teachings on HRN where you will find many interesting and educational videos!
Keith Johnson and Nehemia Gordon
"A Prayer to Our Father" - Hebrew origins of The Lord's Prayer
A Prayer to Our Father is the exciting journey of faith of a Jewish Bible scholar and an African American pastor who join forces to uncover the truth about the most beloved prayer in the Christian world.
Keith Johnson has also written a book called, His Hallowed Name Revealed Again.
"Therefore my people shall know my name; therefore in that day I am the One who is speaking, ‘Here I am’." -- Isaiah 52:6
Our Father's name is not "God" or "the Lord"...those are titles! He has a name that He revealed in the Hebrew scriptures and it has been hidden for centuries. Check it out at HisHallowedName.com
Rico Cortes - Wisdom in Torah Ministries
Rico is a regular programmer on GLC and an avid "teacher of Torah"...he
loves teaching about the meanings behind all the Hebrew Feasts of the Lord as
well as Temple Worship and the Law (Torah) and the Prophets! What are the
meanings of the feasts which God says are His feasts?
“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the
LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My
feasts. --Leviticus 23:1
Jim Staley - Passion for Truth Ministries
Go to Jim's website and scroll down to "Our Story".
Then check out the rest of his resources. Great teaching website!
Tony Robinson - The Restoration of Torah
Tony teaches "Thematic Analysis of Scripture"... teaching scripture by
seeing the themes and how they overlap and reveal messianic prophecy. If you
want to jump into an exciting new (well, it's not really new) technique of
Bible study, check out his website!