Why emphasize the teaching of the Torah to Christians?

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One of the FAQ (frequently asked questions) is why is the Torah necessary for us as Christians?  We are already saved by Jesus Christ, the sacrifice of his blood and life dying on the cross, rising on the third day and leaving us with the Comforter the Ruah HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) is done.  Jesus paid it all!  We do not dispute this, how can we?  It is the beginning of each of our stories, but the key there is our beginning seems to start in the middle, which causes our end to become foggy.  We are not instructed to walk as the simple.

Pro 14:15

The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

Pro 14:18

The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

 Jesus is the beginning and the end of our story but how?   We have heard many presentations on the prophecy of the end times in the church.  They all hold a mystical reference accepted by the churches today that we will escape this world and go to a heaven that is prepared for us.

We will not get into the prophecy and controversy surrounding the eschatological perspectives of scriptures today.  The focus we will take today is why study the Torah? The point of truth for us to explore is have we given up on our dominion, power and authority in the earth that is available now?  I come to this question and assumption because everyone seems to be waiting to fly away or to be raptured to a better place, as if to say that it will simply not happen in this lifetime or realm.

When we look at the blueprint (Torah) or the plan of YHWH our God and the original purpose of man, all Christians, and Jewish people will agree that we were created in His image, and given dominion, power and authority to reside on this earth.  When we read the scripture

Psa 115:16

The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

 

This clearly tells us which area belongs to whom.  The heavens are the LORD’s, but the earth he has given that to men, to have dominion authority and power.  Now when we consider the strength and authority of YHWH our God why would he change his mind about what he made and gave to his children?  The word heaven in the Hebrew language is another word for God.  Euphemisms are tools of language used in the Hebrew language.  A epheminism is a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.  The care and reverence  given to the name YHWH our God was then and is now extreme and worthy of studying even today.  There were many ways to refer to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob because those who worshipped him (Jews and sojourners) regarded him in a manner that demanded reverential fear, to the point that they would not ever think of saying His name outright.

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Therefore, when we look at the scriptures it is imperative to look through the Hebrew eyes of translation including culture, customs, lifestyle and language We have given the Greek scholars their opportunity to interpret and translate our Savior of a very Hebrew/ Jewish language and culture to us.  It would benefit the progressive revelation of Christianity to learn the origin and authenticity of our Savior’s culture.

You have likely wondered yourself when  you read some articles where you see ‘G-d’ and wonder why they missed the letter.  It is due to this reverential fear embedded in the culture and their lifestyle.  When we look at the scripture above we see the word ‘heaven’ as the place of God or God himself.  The blog today is titled, “Why emphasize the teaching of the Torah to Christians?”  The Torah is where we learn about the Kingdom that we have inherited.

Pro 14:18

The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

We learn how to bring a petition to the King as a legal citizen.  When you open up your heart to receive the Torah you finally enter in and learn how to live a Kingdom lifestyle.

Loving you enough to tell you the truth…

Prophetess C. C.

Why emphasize the teaching of the Torah to Christians?

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