Introduction to Tehillim (Psalms) Part 4 of 4
An Exhaustive look at the Psalms from a Natsarim Perspective
This article brings to a close a comprehensive four part introduction to the Psalms. Thanks to a range of enlightening publications put out by Artscroll, a valuable and exhaustive English translation of Talmudic, Midrashic and Rabbinic commentary are now available to be studied by a wider… Continue
Added by Jason Jordan on June 9, 2009 at 7:12am —
“You call me ‘Rabbi’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because I am.” – John 13:13 Yahshua’s words (Complete Jewish Bible – Translation by David H. Stern
Some fellow Nazarene Israelites that I have met, often those who are in self-imposed isolation from other covenant members, have come up with some of the most off the wall theologies that make even a… Continue
In this movement we often deal with the question “Is the Torah for today?”. Ironically those that teach the Torah has been done away with encourage their audience to tithe, on the other hand, those that maintain that the Torah is for today, often teach that the tithe is not for today!
Many in the Torah Observant movement have been taught that the tithe only coes to Levites, or only goes to the Temple and is only on agricultural produce of the land of Israel. As a result, Torah… Continue
Psalms - Part 1 of a 4 Part Introduction Session 1
The Samurai are often regarded as lethal oriental warriors of a bygone era without much thought to what motivated them. The word “Samurai” means “those who serve in close attendance to the king.” The philosophy of the Samurai was, “When one is serving officially or in the master's court, he should not think of a hundred or a thousand people, but… Continue
Added by Jason Jordan on June 7, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Nazarene Goals we should have as Nazarene is clear goals and directions we should be working towards.
What we are trying to do is proclaim two things "To the law(Torah) and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." Isaiah 8:20 "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variables, neither shadow of turning. " James 1:17
Since entering into a Nazarene Israelite walk, my wife and I have noted significant differences with a great many things pertaining to this faith and our former lives as Christians. Along the way, some people on the fringe of this movement have asked questions and made valid enquiries as to the origin of customs, rituals and liturgies involved in keeping Shabbat and… Continue
Added by Jason Jordan on June 5, 2009 at 11:00am —
1. And men came down from Y'hudah and were teaching the brothers,
Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of the Torah, you are not able to have life [eternal].
In Acts 15 we have a halachic issue being settled by the Rosh Beit Din. In order to understand the proceedings of that meeting and its ruling we must know what the issue was that was before it. In this case Paul's position is not… Continue
For many people there are parts of Rabbi Sha’ul’s letters that contain some challenging teachings. When sufficient study is not applied to these grey areas a believer can unconsciously open the door to theological error. Occasionally I encounter some Natsarim who have declared “no confidence” in Sha’ul’s writings as “Yah-breathed” and it is in response to these encounters… Continue
Added by Jason Jordan on June 4, 2009 at 10:30am —
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Prophecy was fulfilled in 1996 by the establishment of the International Nazarene Beit-Din and the Worlwide Nazarene Assembly of Elohim (then known as the Society for the Advancement of Nazarene Judaism).
This year began a call from Judah to Ephraim to “come out of Babylon”.
In a footnote to Isaiah 1:9 the Ryrie Study Bible has the following comment:
"Quoted in Rom. 9:29 with reference to Christian Jews."
The Sefer Yetzirah is an ancient Hebrew document which among the earliest and most significant of Kabbalistic texts. No one knows who the author of the book was, several possibilities have been proposed. One possibility that has occurred to me is that Yochanan the Emissary and Talmid of Yeshua was the author. There are a number of parallels between the Sefer Yetzirah and the book of Revelation:
1. Both books make use of the “seven stars”. Rev. 1:16, 20 refer to “the seven stars”… Continue
Some have asked about the relationship between Messianic Judaism and Nazarene Judaism, the following in an excerpt from a teaching given at our first conference NETZARIM '99 in 1999 by Rav Mikhael:
I believe the central issue that we need to address is one of identity. With whom do we identify, or, as I have heard it poignantly stated before, with whom will we be persecuted? Many people who hear of us and what we are doing will identify us with the Messianic Jewish Movement (I… Continue
Although Nazarene Judaism can be classed as “Messianic Judaism” there are certainly some differences between our movement and what is commonly called “Messianic Judaism”.
The “Sacred Name Movement” is a movement of loosely connected groups which began first to grow out of the Church of God Seventh Day and other Sabbatarian groups beginning in the 1920’s. The main factors connecting these “Yahwists” were 7th day Sabbath Keeping; Feast Keeping; refraining from…
Who are Nazarene Israelites? This is a fair question. The most alarming thing to reconcile is the reality that they are not Christians. This naturally and understandably causes immediate concern for a Christian. This concern will often cause a conditioned churchgoer to switch off at any subsequent explanation. If you haven't switched off please feel free to read… Continue
Added by Jason Jordan on May 29, 2009 at 8:19am —