The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

We read about "the Ten Words" in Exodus 20 and in Deuteronomy 5. At times they are called, Aseret Ha-Devarim, meaning the Ten Words and also called the Ten Commandments. These “Words”, were considered to be a type of marriage vow between God and Israel. These were the words of the Mosaic Covenant contract, written on stone and placed for safe keeping in the arc of the covenant. These “Words” help us to express our worship to our Creator.

Y~H~V~H represents God’s Holy Name. These four letters, called the tetragrammaton, are pronounced, Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh. There are many different opinions as to how exactly the name is to be pronounced or if it should even be pronounced at all. The name means, ‘He shall be’, The letters mean, ‘Hand~Behold~Nail~Behold’. The Name points to grace and mercy. The Name points us to Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah and the wonderful good news of salvation. In this article, when you see and read this “Y~H~V~H” in Scriptures, you could choose to say, Yud~Heh~Vav~Heh, HaShem, Adonai, The LORD, The Eternal or The Almighty. If you wish to try and pronounce the name, please do so respectfully and reverently.

Shemot / Exodus

20:1 Vayedaber Eloheem et kol-hadevarim ha'eleh lemor.
And God spoke all these words, saying:

2 Anochi Y~H~V~H Eloheicha asher hotseticha me'eretz Mitzrayim mibeit avadim.
"I am Y~H~V~H your mighty one, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3 Lo yihyeh lecha Eloheem acherim al-panai.
You shall have no other gods before Me.

4 You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, Y~H~V~H your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,

6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

7 Lo tisa et-shem-Y~H~V~H Eloheicha lashav ki lo yenakeh Y~H~V~H et asher-yisa et-shmo lashav.
You shall not take the name of Y~H~V~H your God in vain, for Y~H~V~H will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

8 Zachor et-yom haShabbat lekadsho.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 Sheshet yamim ta'avod ve'asita chol-melachtecha.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Y~H~V~H your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.

11 For in six days Y~H~V~H made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore Y~H~V~H blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

12 Kaved et-avicha ve'et-imecha lema'an ya'arichun yameycha al ha'adamah asher-Y~H~V~H Eloheicha noten lach.
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which Y~H~V~H your God is giving you.

13 Lo tirtzach. Lo tin'af. Lo tignov. Lo-ta'aneh vere'acha ed shaker.
You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

14 Lo tachmod beit re'echa. Lo tachmod eshet re'echa ve'avdo va'amato veshoro vachamoro vechol asher lere'echa.
You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's."

 

          These words were rules for relationship and guidelines to godliness. In many synagogues they were read every Sabbath (Shabbat).

Some would question are there only ten commands? . … “what about the 613 commandments that are said to make up the Torah or didn’t Y’shua (Jesus) say there were only 2 commandments?” Y'shua did say that all of the commandments were summed up in two; To Love Y~H~V~H with all of your heart, mind, soul, and strength and the second like the first to love your neighbor as yourself.
These do sum up the 10 commandments and the ten
commandments sum up the 613. How does that work?
The first 3 commandments of the 10 are how we
love Y~H~V~H and how He expects us to revere and approach Him. Then the next 1 commandment is when we are to worship and rest in Y~H~V~H. The last 6 commandments are how we love our neighbors as ourselves. The 613 Mitzvot or commandments all fall into the 10 Mitzvot that filter into the 2 major Mitzvot. 


This is how it breaks down mathematically:

 10 in 3 parts = [3+1+6] = 10


while 613 = [6+1+3] which is 10.


Shabbat represents Salvation or Y’shua which rest between the first three and the last six words.

3~words-Y~H~V~H  /  1~word-Y’shua / 6~words-Man

#3 means = divine completeness and perfection. It represents Eloheem (Father, Son & Spirit)
#1 means = unity and new beginnings. It represents Y’shua
#6 means = weakness and evil. It represents man

1Tim 2:5 For there is ONE Eloheem, and ONE mediator between Eloheem and men, the man Mashiach Y’shua;

In our place of worship, in the sanctuary, we have a replica set of the Ten Words, written on both sides of two stone tablets. On the first tablet, on one side, has the first three words (commandments) and on the back, it has the fourth word (commandment) about Shabbat. So, this first tablet deals with vertical communication as we connect with our Creator. On the second tablet, on the front and back, it has the last six words (commandments) dealing with human relations. The second tablet deals with horizontal communications and how we connect and deal with each other. So, as you look at the tablets, one tablet represents Y~H~V~H, and the other tablet represents man.


The Ten Words or Ten Commandments are a picture of the good news (gospel), redemption, and salvation. The Ten Words are a picture of how we connect with our Creator through Messiah. The Ten Words are a picture of our love relationship with our Heavenly Father. When you think of the “Ten Commandments”, think of connecting with God and staying close to Him. At the heart of every “Word”, is the heartbeat of love from our Creator above.

We read about "the Ten Words" in Exodus 20 and in Deuteronomy 5. In the Scriptures, in Hebrew, they are called, “Devarim”, meaning ‘Words’. It calls them, ‘Ten Words’, “aseret ha-devarim” 3 times in the Tanakh. The Hebrew word “Davar” means ~ word, saying, utterance, message, manner, saying, counsel, or thing. These “Words”, were considered to be a type of marriage vow between God and Israel. These were the words of the Mosaic Covenant contract, later, written on stone and placed for safe keeping in the arc of the covenant. These “Words” utterances, or sayings – help us to express our love and worship to our Creator and King.

Shemot / Exodus 20:1 VAYADABER ELOHIM ET KOL HA DEVARIM HA’ELEH LEMOR And God spoke all these words, saying:

20:2 ANOCHI YeHeWEeH ELOHEICHA ASHER HOTSETICAH ME’ERETZ MITZRAYIM MIBEIT AVADIM. "I am YHWH your mighty one, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

20:3 LO YIH-YEH LECHA ELOHIM ACHERIM AL-PANAI You shall have no other gods before Me.

20:4 LO TA’A’SEH LECHA PESEL Do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

20:5 LO TISH-TACHVEH LAHEM V’LO TA’AV-DEM Do not bow down to them and do not serve them. For I, YHWH your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 20:6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

20:7 LO TISA ET SHEM YeHeWeH ELOHEICHA LASHAV KI LO YENAKEH YeHeWeH ET ASHER YISA ET SHEMO LASHAV You shall not take the name of YHWH your God in vain, for YHWH will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

20:8 ZACHOR ET YOM HA SHABBAT L’KAD-SHO Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 20:9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

20:10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of YHWH your God. In it you shall do no work: ( LO TA’A’SEH KOHL M’LACAH ATAH) you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 20:11 For in six days YHWH made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore YHWH blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

20:12 KAVED ET AVICHA V’ET-IMECHA LEMA’AN YA’ARICHUN YAMEYCHA AL HA’ADAMAH ASHER YeHeWeH ELOHEICHA NOTEN LACH Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which YHWH your God is giving you.

20:13 LO TIR-TZACH. LO TIN-AF. LO TIG-NOV. LO TA’ANEH V’RE’ACHA ED SHA-KER. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

20:14 LO TACH-MOD BEIT RE’ECHA. LO TACH-MOD ESHET RE’ECHA VE’AVDO VA’AMATO VESHORO VACHAMORO VECHOL ASHER LERE’ECHA. You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's."

If you look at a Torah scroll, in Hebrew, it has distinct spacing between the commandments separating or distinguishing them one from another. The spaces in the Torah are important and are there for good reason. In the Hebrew Torah scroll, in Exodus 20, the 1st commandment has 55 Hebrew words, then a space, then, the 2nd commandment has 17 Hebrew words, than a space, then the 3rd commandment has 54 Hebrew words, then space, 4th commandment has 14 words, then space, 5th has 2 words, then space, 6th has 2 words, then space, 7th has 2 words, then space, 8th has 5 words, than space, 9th has 4 words, then space and finally 10th has 11 words. Here in Exodus - The 9th command is - Do not covet anyone's house and the 10th is - Do not covet anyone's wife, servant, ox, donkey or anything that is of another. Again this is according to the spacing in the Hebrew Torah Scroll.

Yeshua said that all of the commandments were summed up in two words; To Love YHWH with all of your heart, mind, soul, and strength and the second like the first to love your neighbor as yourself. These two sum up the 10 words and the ten words sum up the 613.

10 Messages on 2 Tablets from 1 GOD --> pointing us to 1 Messiah + 1 Love from Heaven up above ~ 4 us here below ~ 2 help us to know ~ how to live + how to set ourselves apart + be a part of something bigger + better than ourselves ~ that being ~ GOD, His Son, His Spirit, His Love, His Grace, His Goodness, His Power, His Kingdom, His Plan, + His Purpose!

The Ten Words are a picture of the good news (gospel), redemption, and salvation. TEN is the number of order. The Ten Words are a picture of how we connect with our Creator through Messiah. The Ten Words are a picture of our love relationship with our Heavenly Father. When you think of the “Ten Words”, think of connecting with God and staying close to Him. At the heart of every “Word”, is the heartbeat of love from our Creator above.

The Hebrew letter - ALEPH - means = oxen, sacrificial ox, master, strength, leader, points us to the oneness of God, points is to the Almighty Adonai

The Hebrew letter - LAMED – means = to learn, to teach, tower soaring in air, flying tower, staff, goad, control, toward, supreme ruler, the tallest letter representing the King of kings

The Hebrew letter - TAV – means = stamp, seal, covenant, mark, cross, ancient of days

The Hebrew word - LO – means = do not, don’t, not, never, without (thou shalt not)

The Hebrew word "LO" is found a total of 13 times within this portion of Scriptures about the 10 Utterances, connecting it to the concept of Oneness (Echad) and love (Ahava), whose Hebrew translations have the value of 13.

There is a pattern as the numerical value of LO (Lamed-Aleph) is 31, or 13 reversed, its ordinal value is, 13.

Exodus 20:6 “I show love for thousands of generations,” the words for ‘love’ and ‘thousands’ both contain the prefix Lamed, making both words actually begin with LO (Lamed-Aleph).

This phrase in Exodus 20:6, “CHESED LA’ALAFIM” is at the heart of the 13 attributes of GOD. GOD is Love.

13 can mean chaos and rebelliousness. With these 2 additional ‘LO’ and 3 others that are concealed at the beginning of various words in these 13 verses we have a total of 18, which is universally known as the value of Chai (life). Life comes from Love and Love comes from GOD. To Love GOD is to truly live.

~ ~ sin - beginning with the letter "tav" ~ space ~ "LO (Lamed-Aleph) ~ ~

12 times, we see the word, LO (Lamed-Aleph) (sayings to us from GOD) and then a space (separation), then another word describing some bad action. 11 of those times the bad action starts with the letter “TAV”. So we have, Lamed-Aleph (space) Tav. 11 is the number of disorder. There is disorder whenever we are separated from GOD and order when we separate ourselves from bad actions.

This is telling us several things: Lamed (learn, go toward, soar with) Aleph (the Master, Strong Leader) {separate yourself} from the bad action that does not display the Love of GOD. “LO” - Lamed-Aleph is GOD (EL) spelled backwards. These bad actions pointing us to our sinful condition, separate us (distance us) from GOD.

How do we connect back with GOD from bad actions or this sinful condition?

The Hebrew word ET (Aleph-Tav) is an object marker and is silent. The Hebrew word, "ET" means a marker which marks the direct object in a sentence. We do not see it in our English translations of the Sriptures. ET is used over 11,000 times in the Tanakh.

"ET" (Aleph-Tav) is the first and the last letter of the alphabet. It represents the beginning and the end, the first and the last, all inclusive, eternal. "ET" represents Messiah Yeshua.

Aleph (Ox, Strong, leader, master, GOD) & Tav (mark, cross) ~ ~ God on the cross / Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) / the gospel / Salvation

Through the “Ten Words” we see over and over, Lamed (supreme ruler, King of kings) Aleph (stong leader, master) {space, separation} Tav (mark, cross)

~ ~ (tav ~ ~ space ~ ~ aleph) lamed ~ ~

This is telling us that GOD ("EL" aleph-lamed) sent His Son ("ET" aleph-tav) to die for our bad actions and connect us back to EL (GOD). Yeshua is the way, the truth and the life. Yeshua is the mediator between GOD and man.

Yeshua is the only One who can fill the gap of the bad actions/condition separating us from Elohim.

2Corinthians 5:21 For our sake GOD made Yeshua to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him (Yeshua) we might become the righteousness of God.

by Jones Carl Jones

The Name of God

The Name of God / HaShem Eloheem

What is God’s ‘Name’? It is used used over 6,800 times in the Holy Scriptures. God has many important titles and God does have a name and His Name is important. In many English speaking translations of the Scriptures, the translators, used the word “LORD”, in place of where God's personal powerful holy name is written. Using or speaking God's name is not a necessity or an absolute requirement. If all you know, is - Heavenly Father, then you are good to go. We don't have to absolutely know the exact way His Name is to be pronounced. It is not about rigid requirements, but about faith and a loving relationship. It is not about having to address God by His Name or He does not hear you or He does not answer you. God is bigger and better and beyond our human standards and human ideas.

On the flip side of the coin, using God’s Name is not forbidden in the Scriptures. The idea of not using His Name is rooted in superstition and fear, both which are not pleasing to God. If you have a Bible that uses, LORD, you could pretend that it is an acronym for, “Living Omnipresent Ruler Divine”. Some, like to say, “The Eternal” instead of Lord or some other reverent respectful title. There are many different opinions as to how God’s name is to be pronounced and so some say, rather than pronounce it wrong, some believe it is best not to try and pronounce it at all. Some say the Name of God can not be pronounced because it is literaly unpronouncable. Some say that it is not really "a name", but more of an idea or concept or figure of speach. "When we look at what God spoke to Mosheh (Moses), when Mosheh asked what God’s Name was (Exodus 3), it helps us to understand that name and possibly how to pronounce it. God said, “I am that I am” or “I will be that I will be”. In the original Hebrew it sounded something like, “eyeh asher eyeh”. This word “eh-yeh” is the root or heart of God’s Name. Depending on how this word is used in sentence structure, it has many different sounds; such as: hayah, yeh-hee, yee-yeh, veheyeh, etc (and many more). This word means “to be” or “to exist”. When God first told Moses, “I AM”, He was saying, “I will be” or “I will exist”, but then as God continues to speak to Mosheh, God, then declares His Name as “He will be” or “He will exist”. (God now changes direction from first person, “eh-yeh” to third person. When this happens, the letter, yod, is placed at the beginning of the word and the word changes sounds. There are many ideas about how this name is supposed to be pronounced. Some say “The Name”, pronunciation was lost over time and no one knows for sure. Some pronounce His name as: Jehovah, Yahweh, Yahawah, Yahuah, Yahoveh, Yehovah, or Yeheweh and so on and so forth. Normally, in most Jewish cultures and practice, His Name is regarded as so Sacred and Holy, that no one dares speak it, but uses titles only, such as, HaShem, Adonai, Ado-shem, etc. His name means, “He will be”. He will be forever and ever and ever. He will rule and reign as King for everlasting in Heavenly Jerusalem. He will be merciful forever and ever. The Almighty Y~H~V~H, He will be, king forever. Yes Heaven, the Kingdom of Heaven and it's King, will be forever. He will be!!! As His name is declared, it is a powerful declaration of the Eternal Everlasting Kingdom of Heaven, and the Eternal Everlasting Eloheem King of Heaven, and His Eternal Everlasting Reign! This, Y~H~V~H, Yud-heh-vav-heh is Eloheem's personal name. The letters that make up God's Name are declared as: Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh. Sometimes in the Scriptures, God's name is only written with the 'yud' and the 'heh' and most agree, is pronounced, something like “Yah” or "Yuh". The Hebrew word, “SHEM”, does mean 'name', but also can mean, 'character, power, reputation, report, mark, memorial, monument, authority, fame, and glory'. God's Name is important, but knowing Him personally, is much more important than knowing exactly how to say His name. Knowing His Name is good, but also know His character and authority. There are also many other names or titles by which God is called.

The Wonderful names of Elohim

EL: God ("mighty, strong, judge, prominent") used 250 times in the Tanakh

ELOHIM: God (mighty one, supreme judge, ruler; a plural noun, more than two, used with singular verbs); Eloheem occurs 2,570 times in the Tanakh

EL SHADDAI: God Almighty or "God All Sufficient." 48 times in the Tanakh

ADONAI: Master, Authority; Lord in our English Bibles (Capitol letter 'L ', lower case, 'ord') (Adonai is plural, the sing. is "adon"). "Master'' or "Lord" 300 times in the Tanakh

Y~H~V~Hrepresents God’s Holy Name. These four letters, called the tetragrammaton, are pronounced, Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh. There are many different opinions as to how exactly the name is to be pronounced or if it should even be pronounced at all. The name means, ‘He shall be’, The letters mean, ‘Hand~Behold~Nail~Behold’. The Name points to grace and mercy. The Name points us to Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah and the wonderful good news of salvation. In this article, when you see and read this “Y~H~V~H”, you could choose to say, Yud~Heh~Vav~Heh, HaShem, Adonai, The LORD, The Eternal or The Almighty. If you wish to try and pronounce the name, please do so respectfully and reverently. There are many different ways in which “The Name” is believed to correctly be pronounced and a few to consider are: Yeh-heh-weh, Yeh-weh, Yee-weh, Yeh-ho-vah. Other popular ways are: Jehovah, Yah-weh, Yah-u-weh, Yah-veh, Yah-u-ah, Yahu, etc.
Y~H~V~H: LORD in our English Bibles (all capitals). Y~H~V~H; Yud-heh-vav-heh is the covenant name of Eloheem. Occurs 6823 times in the Tanakh First use Gen. 2:4 (Y~H~V~H Eloheem). From the verb "to be", havah, similar to chavah (to live), "The Self-Existent One," "I AM WHO I AM" or 'I WILL BE WHO I WILL BE" as revealed to Moses at the burning bush, Ex.3. The name of God is called, The tetragrammaton.
YHVH-YEE`REH: "The Lord will Provide." Gen. 22:14. From "jireh" ("to see" or "to provide," or to "foresee" as a prophet.) God always provides, adequate when the times come.

YHVH-ROPHE: "The Lord Who Heals" Ex. 15:22-26. From "rophe" ("to heal"); implies spiritual, emotional as well as physical healing. (Jer. 30:17, 3:22; Isa. 61:1) God heals body, soul and spirit; all levels of man's being.

YHVH-NEESSEE: "The Lord Our Banner." Ex. 17:15. God on the battlefield, from word which means "to glisten," "to lift up," See Psalm 4:6.

YHVH-M'KADDESH: "The Lord Who Sanctifies" Lev. 20:8. "To make whole, set apart for holiness."

YHVH-SHALOM: "The Lord Our Peace" Judges 6:24. "Shalom" translated "peace" 170 times means "whole," "finished," "fulfilled," "perfected." Related to "well," welfare." Deut. 27:6; Dan. 5:26; I Kings 9:25 8:61; Gen. 15:16; Ex. 21:34, 22:5, 6; Lev. 7:11-21. Shalom means that kind of peace that results from being a whole person in right relationship to God and to one's fellow man.

YHVH ELOHEEM: "LORD God" Gen. 2:4; Judges 5:3; Isa. 17:6; Zeph. 2:9; Psa. 59:5, etc.

YHVH-TSIDKENUE"The L-rd Our Righteousness" Jer. 23:5, 6, 33:16. From "tsidek" (straight, stiff, balanced - as on scales - full weight, justice, right, righteous, declared innocent.) G-d our Righteousness.

YHVH-ROHEE: "The Lord Our Shepherd" Psa. 23, from "ro'eh" (to pasture).

YHVH-SHAMMAH: "The Lord is There" (Ezek. 48:35).

EL ELYON: 'Most High" (from "to go up") Deut. 26:19, 32:8; Psa. 18:13; Gen. 14:18; Nu. 24:16; Psa. 78:35, 7:17, 18:13, 97:9, 56:2, 78:56, 18:13; Dan. 7:25, 27; Isa. 14:14.

ABHEER: 'Mighty One', ("to be strong") Gen. 49:24; Deut. 10:17; Psa. 132:2, 5; Isa. 1:24, 49:26, 60:1.

KADOSH: "Holy One" Psa. 71:22; Isa. 40:25, 43:3, 48:17. Isaiah uses the expression "the Holy One of Israel" 29 times.

SHAPHAT: "Judge" Gen. 18:25

EL ROEE: "God of Seeing" Hagar in Gen. 16:13. The God Who opens our eyes.

KANNA: "Jealous" (zealous). Ex. 20:5, 34:14; Deut. 5:9; Isa. 9:7; Zech. 1:14, 8:2.

PALET: "Deliverer" Psa. 18:2.

YESHUA: (Yeshua = salvation, deliverance, healing, wholeness) "Savior" ("he will save"). Isa. 43:3. Jesus is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew "Joshua." The latter is a contraction of Yehoshua. ("Christ", the anointed one is equivalent to the Hebrew Maschiah, or Messiah).

GAOL: "Redeemer" (to buy back by paying a price). Job 19:25; For example, the antitype corresponding to Boaz the Kinsman-Redeemer in the Book of Ruth.

MAGEN: "Shield" Psa. 3:3, 18:30.

EYALUT: "Strength" Psa. 22:19.

TSADDEEQ: "Righteous One" Psa. 7:9.

EL-OLAM: "Everlasting God" (God of everlasting time) Gen. 21:33; Psa. 90:1-3, 93:2; Isa. 26:4.

EL-BEREET: "God of the Covenant" Used of Baal in Judges 9:46. Probably used originally to refer to the God of israel.

EL-GEEBOR: Mighty God (Isa. 9:6)

TZUR: "God our Rock" Deut. 32:18; Isa. 30:29.

Attiq Yomin(Aramaic): "Ancient of Days," Dan. 7:9, 13, 22.

MELEKH: "King" Psa. 5:2, 29:10, 44:4, 47:6-8, 48:2, 68:24, 74:12, 95:3, 97:1, 99:4, 146:10; Isa. 5:1, 5, 41:21, 43:15, 44:6; 52:7, 52:10.

Av: “father” 2 Sam. 7:14-15; Psa. 68:5; Isa. 63:16, 64:8; Mal. 1:6.

Eh-yeh– I am ; I will be ; I will exist ; I will

Ehyeh asher Ehyeh--- I am that I am; I will be that which I will be

Elohei Avraham, Elohei Yitzchak, Elohei Ya`aqov— "God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob".

Elohei Yisrael→ Mighty One of Israel

E'in Sof— "endless, infinite", Kabbalistic name of God.

HaKadosh, Baruch Hu— "The Holy One, Blessed be He".

KadoshYisrael— "Holy One of Israel".

Melech HaMelachim— "The King of kings”.

Melech Malchei HaMelachim---"The King, King of kings", to express superiority to the earthly rulers title.

Makom or HaMakom— literally "the place", meaning "The Omnipresent”.

Magen Avraham— "Shield of Abraham".

Ribbono shel `Olam— "Master of the World".

Ro'eh Yisra'el— "Shepherd of Israel".

Tzur Yisrael — "Rock of Israel".

Melech HaOlam--- King of the Universe

Worship the Awesome Almighty Holy One and learn His wonderful Names. Use them in prayer, in praise and in worship. Our God is an awesome God and has many Names by which we can call Him.

article by Jones Carl Jones

If you are interested in the pronunciation of God's Name, please read article, "What is His Name?"'

The Biblical Feasts of Adonai

The Feasts of Adonai are shadow pictures of Yeshua the Messiah.

The Moedim (feasts) are special gatherings at special times.

Lev 23:1  YHVH* spoke to Mosheh, saying,
Lev 23:2  "Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, These are the appointed feasts of YHVH that you shall proclaim as holy (set-apart) convocations; they are my appointed feasts.

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Mikvah

Mikvah

Mikvah is a Hebrew word that means a body of water or a gathering of water.

Different times or reasons to immerse in a mikvah

  • After Conversion, repentance or rededication
  • Before Shabbat, the Holy Feast of Adonai, marriage or entering ministry
  • After letting the scape-goat go for Yom HaKippurim (Leviticus 16:26)
  • After burning the red heifer (Numbers 19:7)
  • After certain bodily issues (Leviticus 15)
  • After child-birth (Leviticus 12)
  • After being healed from certain diseases (Leviticus 13-14)
  • After touching a dead body, slain man, a man’s bone, or a grave (Numbers 19)
  • After touching the carcass of an unclean animal (Leviticus 11)
  • After eating something not kosher (Leviticus 17:15)

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For the Love of Elohim

For the Love of Elohim

Mark 12:28-34
12:28  And coming up one of the scribes heard them reasoning, knowing that He had answered them well, he asked Him, Which is the first commandment of all?
12:29  And Yeshua answered him, The first of all the commandments is, "Hear, O Israel, Adonai our Elohim is one Adonai;
12:30  and you shall love Adonai your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength." This is the first commandment.
12:31  And the second is like this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
12:32  And the scribe said to Him, Right, Teacher, according to truth You have spoken, that Elohim is one, and there is no other besides Him.

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Fear of Elohim

Fear of Elohim

Exo 20:20 And Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for Elohim has come to prove you, and in order that His fear be before you, so that you do not sin.”

The Fear of Elohim helps keep us from sin and transgressions. The Fear of Elohim helps bring the Life of Elohim.

Deut 4:10 “The day when you stood before Adonai your Elohim in Ḥoreb Adonai said to me, ‘Assemble the people to Me and I make them hear My Words, so that they learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth and teach them to their children.

Deut 5:29 ‘Oh, that they had such a heart in them, to fear Me and to guard all My commands always, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever!

The Fear of Elohim helps to keep us well, healthy and in good standing.

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Be Glad. Be Merry. Be Joyful. Be Blessed.

God, Elohim, wants us to be glad everyday of our lives. Being glad is a choice we make not a condition of fate. Choosing to rejoice and glorify Elohim is a choice. Being glad, joyful and rejoicing in Adonai is a good Mitzvah. Being glad, joyful and rejoicing is not a suggestion, but a direction and instruction from the Almighty. Being Glad, joyful and rejoicing is evidence of faith and belief at work. Being sad, mad, worried and depressed is evidence of doubt, unbelief and the flesh at work.

Psalm 105:1 Give thanks to Adonai! Call upon His Name, Make known His deeds among the peoples.

Psalm 105:2 Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; Speak of all His wonders.
Adonai wants you and asked you to “Be Glad”.
Look at these Hebrew words and look at how our Heavenly Father is asking us to express our love and faith. First we will look at the Hebrew word, its definition and then an example of where the word is in the Scriptures.

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Messianic Funeral Service

The following is an example of a Messianic funeral service.

John 14:1-3 1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions;[a] if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.[b] 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

Despite our sadness today, we have this promise in Romans 8:11, which provide us with tremendous hope: "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Yeshua from the dead dwells in you. He who raised Messiah Yeshua from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who in dwells you."

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Biblical Feasts Days

Studying & Celebrating the Biblical Holidays

Come learn more about the Biblical holidays with us. Biblical holidays are also sometimes referred to as feast days, holy days, and Jewish holidays. Note that, in Scripture, they are not the Jewish feasts or holidays, but are instead referred to as "the LORD's appointed times" throughout. A closer examination of Scripture will reveal that the original Hebrew word used was moedim, which means "appointed times, places, or meetings".

 



Strong's Word #4150: mo'ed [mō·w·‘êḏ] - appointed time, place, or meeting" (plural: moedim)

 

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What is Messianic or Davidic Dancing?

It is a form of worship that is intrinsic to ancient and modern Israel and is becoming popular in Messianic Jewish/Gentile Congregations today. Davidic dancing got its name when David danced before the Lord as he saw the ark of God arriving in Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6:14). But dancing as a form of worship before the Lord predates David, as noted in Exodus 15:20 when the Israelites watched God destroy Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea while God delivered the Israelites by parting the Red Sea for them to cross over on dry land.

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