The King James Version calls it “law.” Others translate it as “instructions.” Some think it includes the arbitrary laws instituted by the rabbis. Then, there are people who recognize it as only the statutes recorded my Moshe in the first five books of the Old Testament.
What is Torah?
The word “Torah” itself in the original script tells us what it is. Before the commonly recognized Babylonian script, Hebrew was more of a pictograph form, and the very letters in a word described its definition. When Biblical terms are translated and the spelling is analyzed, a whole other dimension to Scriptural study opens wide!
Credit for this list of Hebrew Aleph Bet is due to Lew White’s Fossilized Customs.
Below are my notes from researching the Paleo Hebrew spelling of “Torah” online.
(Remember to read Hebrew right to left.)
Torah = tav vav resh hey = mark nail prince reveal
Torah can be translated to mean “revelation of the Prince nailed to the cross.”
Considering the Torah is the Almighty’s Word, and Messiah the Word became flesh, it all fits together. COOL, right?! From Bereshit/in the beginning, the Torah is all about our Prince redeeming us!
Remember this definition as you read Torah, and you can find every situation in these books points to Yashuah HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah) in some way.
Happy reading, and Shalom!
So. Can Christianity and vaccines be reconciled? IF the vaccine industry were DRAMATICALLY transformed, yes. Currently? No.
The article linked below particularly brought questions to my mind regarding the explosion of autoimmune diseases, namely, Hashimotos Thyroiditis.
“[The aborted human fetal cell lines] WI-1 through WI-25 cell strains were derived from the lung, skin, muscle, kidney, heart, thyroid, thymus, and liver of 21 separate elective (and some speculate illegal) abortions.”
Babies’ thyroid cells injected into you or your own babies. Foreign matter designed to ramp up an immune response, that looks like your own thyroid cells. What will your body attack?
Autoimmunities aside, why are “prolife” Christians at peace with the kind of vaccines that are currently produced and routinely injected into their children?
Read the article: God Does Not Support Vaccines
If you do want to vaccinate, check the insert for fetal matter and test for MTHFR, first!
Random thought as we are reading through Exodus:
Why does Scripture have to be SO repetitive?
He’s the Father.
When you have kids, you realize how much you have to keep saying the same thing over and over and OVER if they’re ever going to learn what you’re telling them.
Our Heavenly Father repeats Himself. He knows we won’t learn and apply His words the first time. It must permeate our minds and hearts over time. When you realize the King of the Universe will persist in teaching His children, it is easier to accept that you will need long periods of persistence as you teach your own children.
Also note how much “I am the LORD(YHWH)” intermixes with His commands. He could have said Who He is at the beginning and left it at that. Instead, throughout His house rules He says “because I AM the Dad and I said so.” We can also hold our God-given authority as parents to solidify our instruction. “Because I said so,” is enough. As children mature, they can have reasons explained to them, but the security in our authority remains.
They say kids don’t come with a manual, but I think we have a pretty clear parenting guide in the Bible.
Why would someone so close to you reject you and cut you from the care you need? Ask a shepherd.
“Choose ye this day whom ye shall serve…”
The story of the eight nights of oil is the most recognized reason for Hanukkah, but the history is far deeper. The “abomination of desolation” shown to the Prophet Daniel (Chapter 12) had a fulfillment under the King Antiochus Epiphanes, and foreshadows the abomination of desolation to come in the Last Days. The full account of Hanukkah is gory and heart-wrenching, which is probably why so much of the celebration is redirected to the rabbinical tradition of the oil. However, only when you recognize the extent of the evil can you appreciate the principles and righteousness of the protagonists. The account in I and II Maccabees shows the importance of loyalty, religious liberty, and trusting in YHWH’s strength when the fight is impossible to win.
The Maccabean revolt against Antiochus is an inspiration to stand for the Truth and our covenant with the Almighty, against the abominations and lies of the world, cleansing our temples in which His Spirit resides, and Dedicating ourselves to His purpose.
We don’t have to stress with “must have” decorations, extra spending, and propping up fables of a red-suited man. We can simply gather together, learn about our history, and inspire our children with real-life heroes and the Light of the World!
Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, Chanukah, Hanukkah – may it be full of family, joy, love, thanksgiving, and Shalom!