Thursday, June 24, 2010

What I Believe. I am still human tho, and still mess up. But this is my statement of faith.

I desire to encouraging the believers of Yahshua (Jesus) to show their love for Yahshua by being a light to the world by living the blessed Torah obedient life.

I believe that Yahshua the Messiah is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. That Yahshua was crucified, buried and raised from the dead, ascended to Heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the intercessor and will again return as the Reigning King.

I believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Yahshua HaMashiach of Nazareth alone and that no one is justified before YHWH by keeping the Torah.

I believe that receiving YHWH blessings comes through obeying the Commandments given on Mount Sinai to Moshe.

Deu 11:26 ‘See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse:
Deu 11:27 the blessing, when you obey the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I command you today;
Deu 11:28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commands of יהוה your Elohim, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other mighty ones which you have not known.


I believe that neither fear of hell nor hope of salvation is the motivation for keeping the Torah but love for YHWH alone is the reason we keep the Torah.

I believe that all have sinned and come short of the esteem of YHWH and that repentance is commanded of G-d for all and necessary for the forgiveness of sin.

I believe that all gifts of the Spirit are vital to the body of Messiah and should compliment the fruit of the Spirit evident in the life of the believer.

I believe in G-d the Father (YHWH), the Son (Yahshua), and the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) the creator, redeemer, sanctifier and sustainer of heaven and earth are One (Echad).

I believe in water baptism by immersion (Mikvah) and all who repent should be baptized in the name of Yahshua HaMashiach. Acts 2:38

I believe that there is only one true Elohim, the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

I believe in keeping the feasts of YHWH. Lev, 23:1-44

We believe that the sign of the renewed covenant between YHWH and His people is the Shabbat. Keeping Shabbat shows our love for the Mashiach. Exodus 31:16, Isa. 56:6, Luke 6:5

I believe that Torah, YHWH's teaching and instruction, reveals the heart of YHWH and therefore is the expressed image of YHWH. Keeping the Torah is freedom from legalism and dogma of man.

I believe that Yahshua is the manifested Word of YHWH. Obeying Torah is the same as obeying Yahshua. Gen. 1:1, John 1:1

I believe that YHWH gave the Torah in written form through Moses to the Children of Israel, as recorded in the scriptures.

I believe in the restoration of the two Houses of Israel and the prophetic teachings about it. Jer. 31:31, Ezek. 37:15-22

I believe that Yahshua HaMashiach came not to destroy the Torah but to give it full meaning and substance. Matt. 5:17

I believe YHWH wants us to turn from a Torah-less lifestyle to a Torah obedient lifestyle and become His holy, precious & peculiar treasure.
I set before you Life & Death....choose Life! Deut. 30:15, 1 John 2:3-6

Deu 30:15 “See, I have set before you today life and good, and death and evil,
Deu 30:16 in that I am commanding you today to love יהוה your Elohim, to walk in His ways, and to guard His commands, and His laws, and His right-rulings. And you shall live and increase, and יהוה your Elohim shall bless you in the land which you go to possess.

1Jn 2:3 And by this we know that we know Him, if we guard His commands.
1Jn 2:4 The one who says, “I know Him,” and does not guard His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1Jn 2:5 But whoever guards His Word, truly the love of Elohim has been perfected1 in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

I keep all eight Moadim (Festivals of G-d) which are commanded to be obeyed. (am in the process of this)

One is repeated weekly, called Sabbath while the other seven are annual.

1. Pesach (Passover), which commemorates the final judgment upon Egypt and the beginning of our freedom from slavery. As New Covenant believers, we also see our Messiah Yahshua as the fulfillment by being the Passover Lamb, passing us from death to eternal life.

2. Hag Ha Matzot (Unleavened bread) is, in conjunction with and following Passover, a seven-day Moadim, when we do not eat leavened bread, only unleavened bread. Leavening is a symbol for malice and wickedness. We are to remove leavening from our lives.

3. Bikkurim (Feast of First Fruits) . It commemorates the resurrection of life from the ground (both seeds that are planted, and The Messiah Yahshua). Yahshua was the first fruit of many brethren.

4. Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) is the day following seventh weekly Sabbaths from the Feast of First Fruits, and on this day we observe Shavuot (commonly called Pentecost).

5. Yom Teruah (Rosh Hashanah) (Feast of Trumpets - also called Yom Teruah) is in late summer. This is the day we blow shofars (trumpets). This is the Jewish New Years.

6. Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) falls ten Days after Yom Teruah (Rosh Hashanah). This is a day of fasting and humbling prayer.

7. Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) is an eight-day Moadim. This final festival concludes the annual teaching cycle of the Torah and is observed by dwelling in temporary booths (such as tents or light campers) Yahshua was born during this festival.


We also observe two other festivals that are not commanded, The first was celebrated by Yahshua our Messiah and recorded in the Brit Chadashah (New Testament). Next we remember the salvation of the Jews by Queen Hadassah (Esther).
1. Chanukah (Feast of Dedication)
2. Purim (Feast of Lots)

3 comments:

In His Grip -:¦:- Loni said...

;) Believing with you!

Dawn said...

Hello from a fellow Torah observant, Sabbath keeping, feast keeping, kosher eating Sister in Yahshua in Texas! :-)

I like your statement of faith...it sums up the same thing I learned in the Bible. :)

HalleluYAH \0/

Anders Branderud said...

Comment about what is written about "salvation" above:

How to live in order to enable the Creator in His loving kindness to provide His foregivness is outlined in Tan’’kh ( the Jewish Bible) ; and was also taught by the first century historical Ribi Yehoshua from Nazareth (the Mashiakh; the Messiah) (His teachings are found here: www.netzarim.co.il)

(Ribi Yehoshua was born in Betlehem by Yoseiph and Miriam 7 BCE. He had twelve talmidim (apprentice students). He was killed by the Romans year 30 CE. His original teachings were in accordance with Torah, Netzarim Hebrew Matityahu. The redacted teachings, which are anti-Torah, are found in “the gospel of Matthew”.)

Tan’’kh – for example Yekhëzqeil (de-Judaized to Ezekiel) 18 – promises forgiveness to those who do their sincerest to keep the mitzwot (etymological translation: directives or military-style orders) in Torah (“the books of Moses”). The Creator cannot lie and He does not change (Malakhi 3:6)! According to Tehilim (de-Judaized to “Psalms”) 103 the Creator gives His foregivness to those who do their sincerest to keep His berit (pact) (this includes doing ones utmost to keep the mitzwot in Torah (“the books of Moses”) non-selectively).

There is a provision for the mistakes people make in doing their utmost to keep Torah non-selectively. The man Ribi Yehoshua ha-Mashiakh (the Messiah) lived and did his utmost to keep Torah non-selectively, was killed by the Romans although he hadn’t done any crime and became a sacrifice. Because of this the Creator can give His foregiveness for the mistakes of everyone doing his/her sincerest to keep His instructions found in Torah, and to everyone turning away from their breaches of directives of Torah to instead starting to do their sincerest to keep the instructions in Torah. [More info about this in the above Netzarim-website; “Mashiakh”-section]

Living in the above described way until one dies implies that the Creator will continue to give His forgiveness during one’s whole life, which will keep ones nephesh (psyche) in a connection with the Creator, which will lead to ha-olam haba (which Christians would call “heaven”). While not living in the above described way, according to Yekhezeqeil 18, won’t lead to ha-olam haba.

Anders Branderud