To obey and to do…… is more important than to memorize and to wait.
9 Av 5776 דְּבָרִים בלוג
The Torah is the Almighty’s revelation to us and is to be regarded as the source of the principles for everyone to live by. It was not only for that generation that stood at the base of Mount Sinai but it also for us today. The Ten Commandments are the most important principles of the Torah and they are sufficient for us to live a good life. Listen carefully! The Torah is NOT a Jewish book rather it is a universal book for all the nations of the world and Israel was called to be the conduit to bring its light to everyone. Sadly, many who call themselves followers of Yeshua teach that he destroyed the Torah but nothing could be further from the truth. Most people in the Jewish community refuse to read what Yeshua actually said but prefer to believe the false press about him. Their religious establishment has added so many things to the Torah that our people get lost in what is from the Creator and what is from man.
We in this community are not too popular because we are swimming against the current. We are questioning the religious establishment who have usurped the authority of the Creator. Don’t get me wrong; we are not against authority. We can see in the Torah that certain people such as the judges had been given authority and they would exercise justice within the community. However, we do need to be careful not to institute new rules and regulations but that we follow what our Creator has already revealed to us and established within His Torah. This is being Shomer Torah, keepers of the Torah.
Each one of us has been called to a higher purpose. We are being challenged to think for ourselves instead of allowing others to think for us. Don’t be lazy…think and act and be responsible for what the Creator has given to you. Just because you learned one way doesn’t mean you have to be stuck in that way of thinking. Religions love to censor us in order to keep us blinded. Yeshua said to know the Truth — which is the Creator and He would cleanse us from anything that keeps us from having a direct relationship with Him. The one, two, three steps of religion won’t bring us closer to Him. We need to learn to be “obedient” to His Word rather than to simply learn and store the verses of Scripture in our minds. Our Messiah Yeshua wanted us to return to the Creator and to be obedient to the Torah.
In the book of Devarim – Deuteronomy, Moshe was speaking to the next generation. He knew that he was about to die and was warning them not to do the things that their forefathers did, to learn from their mistakes for their own good. Let us apply this same principle today. Let us not complain and blame our Almighty One for what seems to be going wrong in our lives; let us take responsibility and look at the fact that perhaps we may be part of the problem.
Although thousands of years have passed since that first appropriation of the Promised Land and then our dispersion, we are finally resettled in the Land. This is a miracle and even though the surrounding peoples today do not like it, the tiny state of Israel is here to stay in spite of the fact that most of the world is against them. We need to ask ourselves why this free hatred exists. Israel can never be destroyed by the nations who are outside but Israel can be destroyed from within. The people of Israel today are divided and they are tired of being a unique nation similar to the time of King Shaul when the people wanted a king so that they could be like the other nations. Israel still wants to be like the other nations and forget that they have been called by the Creator for the purpose of being a light to the world. Yeshua as Rabbi and Messiah represented the nation of Israel; He was our greatest example of someone who was dedicated to keeping the Torah, of being Shomer Torah. Too many people today expend far too much effort trying to learn the “mysteries” that have not been revealed to us yet the Creator has revealed enough of what He wants us to know to keep us busy for a lifetime. Isn’t that enough?