Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shadows of the Messiah (Strongly recommended)

To all of my Christian Brothers and Sisters: 

[ I use these manuals/books  nearly every time I speak with those of you who call me or email me with questions. This is truth ask me when you call , "Are you using Dan & Brenda's books to answer my question?" I will probably say...yes!


Nearly 35 years ago I met Dan Cathcart in Portland, Oregon. We actually were lead to the Lord by a friend who is still that same friend to both of us today. The story is rather humorous. A little more than four years ago we bumped into one another quite accidentally [or so we could easily have thought] at El Shaddai Ministries where Dan and his wife Brenda had been attending for a short time. This was literally 30 years later. Our paths crossed as we were both [all three of us really] being drawn to our biblical root. I believe YeHovah caused this, "For such a time as this!"

That root of course is the "Jewish Jesus" that we had not been taught about as Christians. Dan & Brenda have written four books, three of which are like manuals or text books that you would receive in a class room setting or at a seminar [Pictured below are these books] These are not paper back books that you read in bed but rather full size manuals to study from and to introduce to your in home bible studies.

Incidentally, I refer to Jesus as Yeshua or Yehoshua these days, (which means Salvation in Hebrew) the name given to Mary by the angel messenger.



Dan and Brenda
[Cathcart] have written these resource books that show to Christians jewels in the word of our Creator that will take your breath away. The three books are very simple to read and show to the reader the incredible parallels and "Shadows" of what is found in the scriptures concerning our Savior. When we return to the original thoughts, concepts, Jewish idioms and TORAH you begin to fill in the holes or connect the dots of who our King is and why, IN DEPTH he is referred to as the  
King of the Jews, The Lion of the Tribe of Judah.

Remember, when Yeshua walked in the flesh the New Testament was not penned, very important to address this fact He quoted the bible as it was not as it was to become. (Thanks to RABBI Shaul [Apostle Paul] and the Disciples many, many years later.)

These books are study manuals as much as they are eye openers to what (and I guarantee the following statement) YOU have rarely if ever, been exposed to in Christian teaching. I use these books as a reference as well as a teaching tool to anyone wanting to understand why Jesus was a Jew and what the bazillion meanings, both hidden and obvious about the bible can be readily seen when we re-establish the Hebraic structure of the entire bible. None of the word of God was written in English with Western ideas. The whole book is an instruction manual about our King and how to see him and keep the COMMANDMENTS of Elohim. 

What sort of Kingdom would exist if no one obeyed the rules? The answer is .... 
THE KIND THAT WE ALL INHERITED!

Jeremiah 16:19
יט  יְהוָה עֻזִּי וּמָעֻזִּי, וּמְנוּסִי--בְּיוֹם צָרָה; אֵלֶיךָ, גּוֹיִם יָבֹאוּ מֵאַפְסֵי-אָרֶץ, וְיֹאמְרוּ אַךְ-שֶׁקֶר נָחֲלוּ אֲבוֹתֵינוּ, הֶבֶל וְאֵין-בָּם מוֹעִיל. 
O LORD, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge, in the day of affliction, unto Thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say: 'Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, vanity and things wherein there is no profit.

Dan and Brenda are life long friends to be sure but, what is most fascinating is how our King reunited us with an explosion of his word that neither of us knew for 30+ years following our faith. [as presented in the many doctrines of Christianity.] Learning the scriptures from a Hebraic construct is like walking with Jesus, Yeshua and having HIM explain what was lost in translation. (Much was lost or mistranslated, a great deal of which was done on purpose due to antisemitism against the Jews) Yes it is quite true.......You read some of the translations that were done as a result of hatred for anything Jewish.

When I need to glean something that is not readily seen in the English I pick up these manuals to see what Dan and Brenda have discovered or I use various bible programs to research my query.

Here is their website http://moedministries.com
I hope you go deeper or at the very least follow a few of us who have. What will happen to your understanding of God's written word will take your breathe away.

We are all three hoping to sell our books to be sure. We are trying to do this for the very reason we wrote them...YOU guys. To see fellow Christians have an epiphany about who are Messiah is and who he never was or to see fellow Christians understand Israel according to God's understanding is momentous. I encourage all of you to invest in these three books. YOU will not be sorry, of this I am absolutely confident.

The following is a sample from Volume ONE:


Searching God’s Word

A. What is the Torah?  We think of it as the “Jewish Scriptures.” The first 5 books of the Old Testament are the Torah.  But there are references in the New Testament scriptures that Jesus and the Apostles referred to the entire body of scripture as the Torah.

#8451.   towrah,  to-raw' or torah {to-raw'}; from 3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch:--law.

#3384.   yarah,  yaw-raw', yara; {yaw-raw'}; a primitive root; properly, to flow as water (i.e. to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e. to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach:--(+) archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, shew, shoot, teach(-er,-ing), through.

There is an interesting connection between the words Torah and sin. Sin is the Hebrew word chattah.

#2403. chatta'ah,  khat-taw-aw' or chattacth {khat-tawth'}; from 2398; an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender:--punishment (of sin), purifying(-fication for sin), sin(-ner, offering).

#2398.    chata',  khaw-taw' a primitive root; properly, to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn:--bear the blame, cleanse, commit (sin), by fault, harm he hath done, loss, miss, (make) offend(-er), offer for sin, purge, purify (self), make reconciliation, (cause, make) sin(-ful, -ness), trespass.

Torah comes from a word meaning to point out, to shoot an arrow; that is to hit the mark. Sin comes from a word meaning to miss; that is miss the mark! They are in a sense opposites of each other.

Hebrew word picture: Hebrew is read right to left (These are God's alphabet given to the Jews to teach US!
Torah =
Tav:     Cross, covenant or sign of the covenant
Vav:     Nail, tent peg, to secure
Resh  Person especially the highest person, head
Hey:    Reveal. At the end of a word hey can mean what comes from or out of, belonging to

Torah: The covenant secured by the highest person revealed or that which comes from the highest person nailed to the cross.

At the end of each section is a question and answer guide


A. What is the Torah? 


#8451.   towrah,  to-raw' or torah {to-raw'}; from 3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch:--law.

#3384.   yarah,  yaw-raw', yara; {yaw-raw'}; a primitive root; properly, to flow as water (i.e. to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e. to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach:--(+) archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, shew, shoot, teach(-er,-ing), through.

            1. There is an interesting connection between the words Torah and sin. Sin is the Hebrew word chattah.

#2403. chatta'ah,  khat-taw-aw' or chattacth {khat-tawth'}; from 2398; an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender:--punishment (of sin), purifying(-fication for sin), sin(-ner, offering).

#2398.    chata',  khaw-taw' a primitive root; properly, to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn:--bear the blame, cleanse, commit (sin), by fault, harm he hath done, loss, miss, (make) offend(-er), offer for sin, purge, purify (self), make reconciliation, (cause, make) sin(-ful, -ness), trespass.

Torah:

Sin
B. The study of the Torah is one of the commandments of the Torah. (De. 6:7, John 5:39, Luke 11:39-44)
   
          
C. The structure of Torah: (Refer to handouts of Genesis, Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy)

 1. Fifty is the number of ____________________.
     Forty-nine is the number of _______________________
 2. Pointing forward, pointing backward (Refer to handout for Lev. 1:1)




Hebrew word picture
Jehovah: efei
Yood:  i Hand
Hey: e Revealed
Vav: f Nail
Hey: e Revealed

Jehovah: The hand revealed the nail revealed.
 











3. The number 8 is associated with God.  (Lev 9:1)
4. The center of Torah (Lev. 10:16)

            Searching, he searched: darosh, darash.

Search: #1875. wrd darash,  daw-rash' a primitive root; properly, to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication, to seek or ask; specifically to worship:--ask, X at all, care for, X  diligently, inquire, make inquisition, (necro-)mancer, question, require, search, seek (for, out), X surely.

D. What was Moses searching for?  (Lev. 10:16, John 5:39, 2 Cor. 5:21)

As you can see from the two examples concerning one section..these are work books as much as reference tools. I hope that you take a bit of time to reconnect your biblical faith to a very Jewish Messiah who lived a very Jewish life...Keeping the Commandments, always!
After all, the goal is to know HIM....well, what do you know about his Jewishness?

Of course, I am going to support my friends, don't you? Besides, this material will add to your faith. This is after all what God wants us to do right?

Be forever blessed

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