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Praise ye the Lord.  Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in His commandments.  Psalm 112:1

We Believe that:
1.  Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah.  By placing our faith & trust in Him we believe He took our sins & imputed His righteousness onto us.

2.  By placing our faith in Him we are adopted in to be heirs of God & joint heirs with Christ.  All people need to be adopted.  No one is  naturally born saved, you must be born again.

3.  Now that we are "in Christ" we are a part of the commonwealth of Israel (Eph 2:12)

4.  Because we are a part of spiritual Israel we want to follow the God of Israel.

5.  Torah (God's Instruction) has never been more relevant to living than it is today. (Matt 5:17-19; Deut 30:10-20)

6.  The advice given in Torah is given to us by a loving Father to His children for our good.  It is a gift, not a burden.  We embrace God's law, not because we have to, but because we want to.

7.  Torah is constantly pointing to Yeshua (Psalm 40:7)

8.  Torah, The Feasts (Lev 23) and the Sabbath are profitable for instruction in righteousness, for what we do, for a witness to unbelievers and to provoke Jews to jealousy (2 Tim. 3:14-17; Rom. 11:11)

9.  Keeping Torah is honorable & obedient, not legalistic nor a means to salvation (Isa 42:21) The Law points out our need for a Saviour, Who the Saviour is and how to place our faith in Him.

10.  Keeping God's commandments helps us get along better with God and man (Prov 3:1-7).

11.  Sin is the transgression of the Law (1 John 3:4) and just because we are saved by grace we should not sin (break God's Law) so that grace may abound.

12.  Sabbath is from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.  As we keep Sabbath on the 7th day we remember Him as our Creator.  Sabbath also points to the 7th day (millennium) where we will rest in Him.

13.   The Feasts are celebrations of what Yeshua has done and a rehearsal for what He still will do. When Yeshua came the 1st time He fulfilled the Spring feasts (Passover, etc) His 2nd coming will fulfill the Fall Feasts. We want to attend these to honor Him as well as learn what He will do to co-operate with His plan as well as avoid being deceived.

14.  The testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy. (Rev. 19:10)  Yeshua is the Messiah because He is the only One who has perfectly fulfilled O.T. prophecy. (The Passover Lamb, The High Priest, etc..)  Additionally, since there aren't any O.T. prophecies concerning Him as Christ our Easter Bunny we don't consider that holiday or any other man-made holiday as anything more than a man-made holiday.

15.  It is profitable to identify and reject man's way and search out and cling to God's ways.  We recognize satan's desire to keep us away from God's times and laws because they cause him to be unable to easily deceive the one who believes in Yeshua and keeps God's commandments. (Rev. 17:12)  We know that belief in Yeshua and keeping God's commandments pleases God and annoys the devil.  Both are great reasons.

16.  Everybody follows somebody's laws.  Whom you love most & whom you fear most is whom you will obey most.  Satan and antichrist constantly want to offer you an alternative to obedience to God and they will seek to change God's appointed times and His Laws (Dan 7:25).  Their goal is deceive, confuse and see whom you love and fear most.

17.  God does not need man's help to market Himself.  Clever, fleshly, man-made, non-biblical, pagan originated festivals will never do a better job of evangelizing a natural born Jew or Gentile,  than simply portraying Yeshua as the Scripture/ prophecy/ Feasts dictate.  Man does not have the property rights to change or distort God's message.

18.  It is noble to be like the Bereans of Acts 17:11, to verify what we are hearing is scriptural and its is our duty to reject those teachings that are not scriptural.