What is Hebrew Faith?
Answering the questions I get all the time as I walk in my new faith.
These are the births of the shamayim (heaven) and the earth when they were created, in the day that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YHWH) Elohim made earth and shamayim. Exodus 2:4
What religion are you now?
Please understand I am answering these questions from MY perspective and understanding at this point in my faith journey.
Matthew 5:17 "Do not think I have come to destroy the Torah or the prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete "This verse best describes my answer to this question.
Yahushua, now known as Jesus, was a Torah observant Jew who practiced the faith of Biblical Judaism. Therefore, my faith is of Hebraic roots.
Hebrew faith, to me, means I observe Torah, as our Savior did.
It means I don't attend a church, as most are centered around man made traditions.
It means I keep Shabbat.
It means I observe biblical feasts over traditions of the world.
It means I use their Holy names in place of god and lord.
It means I am striving daily to live a life that honors our Savior.
Why do you call god and jesus different names?
1524 was the year that the letter J was introduced to the alphabet, definitely was NOT around in the time The Messiah was born.
YHWH our creator gives us his holy name. If he didn't want us to know it or use it why reveal it?
The name of The Messiah, Yahushua is so special as it contains the name of the Father. Here's a picture from my Hebrew bible for reference. A quick google search will also give you details and way more than I am for the sake of keeping this short.
The name of the creator is YHWH, some pronounce it Yhaweh, some Yahova, to me, it's more of an aspirated sound. Like breathing in through your mouth YAH, breathing out through your mouth as well, HUWAH. Sounds like the breath of life to me. Of course no one can truly know the correct pronunciation, but now that I know better, I find it disrespectful to reduce his mightiness to the simple word god. Which is a word used to describe other gods, which displeases YHWH. His name simply IS. The name of the Son, Yahushua contains the name of the Father within it, YAH-ushua. There's meaning, it's all so beautiful.
And Elohim (god in Hebrew) said further to Moses, "Thus you are to say to the children of Israel, YHWH (tetragrammaton) Elohim of Jacob has sent me to you. This is my name forever, and this is My remembrance to all generations." - Exodus 3:15
So are you Jewish now?
I respect all religions and walks of faith, but I am not Jewish. Orthodox Judaism is very complex, nothing against them at all, but if you read scripture, you find that Yahushua himself found that the men in power had altered the faith too much. YHWH has rules, but he doesn't make it too hard to love and follow him. Hebrew faith demands obedience yes, but it's a lot simpler than some of the religions out there make it out to be. There are similarities such as keeping Shabbat and observing certain biblical feasts, but I follow the bible, to the best of my flawed ability of course, not man made laws or traditions.
But you were baptized Catholic...and did all of your Catholic rituals.
I did, and I did it to my kids too. I didn't know any better back then. I wasn't aware. I didn't know the truth I know now. I have prayed about it a lot. I hope to be baptized in the name of The Messiah one day soon.
What are biblical feasts?
Day of Atonement - Leviticus 16, 23:26-32
Shabbat, which is kept weekly Leviticus 23:3*** not so much a feast, but still an appointed time.
Passover - Leviticus 23:4 - 8
Unleavened Bread - Leviticus 23:6
First Fruits - Leviticus 23:10
Feast of weeks or Pentecost - Leviticus 23:16
Feast of Trumpets - Leviticus 23:24
Feast of Tabernacles or Booths - Leviticus 23:24
Why don't you celebrate Christmas anymore?
2 Thessalonians 2:15
There are many bible verses that state what we are commanded to keep and to avoid man made traditions. Christmas, to my surprise, is NEVER mentioned in the bible. You will NOT find the word christmas in scripture. I encourage you to google the origins of christmas. It's not biblical. I don't know why I never thought of it this way, but remember Yahushua humbly came to show us how to live a life that honors YHWH. He didn't sit on a throne here on earth, he wasn't catered to, why would he be vain enough to ask us to celebrate his "birthday", which by the was is NOT known. That is also never mentioned in scripture. It's a man made tradition and so I no longer celebrate this day and others such as easter.
I hope this gives you a little bit of insight to my faith. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask, I'm always happy to share what I know. I love learning of peoples faith journey, I know first hand how difficult they can be to walk, especially alone.
**This is not a blog for debate and arguments, I'm simply expressing my faith and beliefs, if they don't align with yours, I still respect you, please show me the same respect on my site. Negative comments will be deleted.