Jewish Heritage

Believers in Messiah have a rich Jewish heritage, but the sad part is that a large part of the body doesn’t know much about it. Yeshua, (Jesus), was Jewish. His earthly parents Joseph (Yosef) and Mary (Miriam) were both Jewish and they raised Yeshua in a Jewish home; teaching him the Torah and all the customs of Moses.

The men who wrote the gospels, and the Epistles were likewise also all Jewish, with the exception possibly of Luke. All of the writers of the scriptures however, wrote from a Hebraic perspective of understanding to a people that also had that same perspective.

In Romans chapter 11 Paul writes about the grafted in branches of the Olive Tree, he was talking about the Gentiles, people from the nations being grafted into the Olive Tree which was Israel. Romans 11:17,18 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.

Believers in Messiah who do not have a Hebraic perspective from which to understand the scriptures are unfortunately at a disadvantage in some areas when it comes to embracing the teachings of the Renewed Covenant. Through the grace of our Heavenly Father, the Ruach (Holy Spirit) reveals Yeshua as the Father’s Messiah, His anointed Deliverer, the Savior of mankind from sin. By the leading of the Ruach (Spirit) our Father makes it possible for men to come to salvation, but, there is so much more about Yeshua that has been misinterpreted because of our loss of  the scriptures Hebraic perspective. The modern Jewish community is not entirely right or entirely wrong concerning who Yeshua is supposed to be according to the scriptures, but the presentation of Yeshua apart from His Hebraic roots by the ‘Church’ makes Yeshua appear to them as being a Messiah of a different faith.

A return to not only looking at the scriptures from a Hebraic perspective but learning to practice our faith from that perspective will help all of us to present Yeshua as He truly is, as the Father’s Anointed One, His Messiah to mankind, to the Jew first and then also to the nations.

Come and learn with us from the scriptures about how we are to please the Father and how we are to walk in Yeshua. Our acceptance of Yeshua as the Father’s Messiah is the beginning first step, how we work out our own salvation after our confession of faith in Him then becomes our lifelong walk. The Hebraic root of our faith supports those of us who have been grafted in, we, therefore, out of obligation to those that support us, ought to endeavor to know alot more about the foundation of the faith that we profess to practice. 

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