Anytime I meet someone who has just repented and is now wanting to learn Yehovah’s ways, which are the same ways that Yeshua (Jesus) taught, the question always comes up. “Where do I go to learn the Creator’s ways?” It is at this critical juncture that I am always compelled to warn these new believers about anything ‘Messianic.’ We would like to think that things ‘messianic’ are safe. But the term Messianic is often used as a code word for those that teach the ways of Judaism, i.e. Messianic Judaism.
For example tonight (9/10/10) the new moon was sighted in Jerusalem; and with this sighting, Yom Teruah (the Day of Shouting) and the start of Yehovah’s fall feasts. Unfortunately, too many folks who use the ‘Messianic’ label celebrated Yom Teruah two nights ago and even called it the new year. When did we disengage our brains so badly that we can call the first day of the SEVENTH month the beginning of a new year? For me this kind of irrational thinking was why I stopped spending my time in these kinds of assemblies many years ago.
In Judaism the holidays are in opposition to all of Yehovah’s holy days as observed by the sighting of the new moon each month; and it promotes many thing that are not in the Law or the Prophets. Of course Christianity, for the most part, has ignored these holy days and the rest of Yehovah’s ways all together, and instead has instituted their own holidays.
Read, read, read the Law and the Prophets and learn for yourself Yehovah’s ways. This is the very reason I developed the False Images series. Always be sure that everything that you are taught conforms with the Law and the Prophets; only they are our rock and our sure foundation.
Isaiah 8:20 says, “To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
We must all search the scriptures for ourselves. We can not get rid of our Christian lies and exchange them for those taught by Judaism, or worse yet – and what far too many do, join the two.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of Elohim (God), that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to Elohim, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of Yehovah. (Rom 12:1-2)
His will is found only in Torah.