By: Harold Calvo
C hen we started studying the Scriptures from a Hebraic perspective, many things we learn will become very exciting because once we they had been taught a Greek Western mentality, omitting many details about the culture and the Hebrew language.
One of the first reactions is, “How beautiful this passage, until now I can understand it!” Or: “Look at that parable, Yeshua was referring to this, or that …!”. Now many things begin to make sense. Yeshua’s words and teachings become clearer as we associate them with Torah commandments, or even with biblical prophecies that we had not even read before. Even the book of Revelation becomes a little clearer when we understand the context of the Feasts of the Lord (Lev 23).
Then we carry out a search of a group or a “messianic” congregation where we can learn and share with other brothers who have started this new journey, who meet on Shabbat to read the parasha (the biblical portion of the week), which they celebrate. the Holidays of Yah and that speak the same language that we have begun to study.
Every week we are longing for the Sabbath day to come so we can sit down to discuss and discuss new topics that we are exploring in the Torah, the prophets and other writings. In addition to the famous 10 Commandments, we began to put into practice the commandments we have been learning such as those related to the Creator’s diet (Leviticus 11), the “correct” pronunciation of Yah’s name, and the “correct” dates. of the biblical calendar to be able to celebrate the “exact” day of the Biblical Festivities, among other things.
At that moment, the level of emotion that we feel rises to such a point that, we want to share this new understanding and knowledge first of all with our relatives, loved ones and friends so that they are part of this awakening; but … just in case you have not they happened to have met with some resistance from some, perhaps more conservative believers, who are not ready to receive this information? Or have you experienced the loss of friends who now consider you sectarians? I think it has happened to all of us.
In fact, at some point in all this walking, we dare to look at others under our shoulders, thinking that we are better because we have the revelation of the Torah and the prophets, because we keep the Sabbath and the Feasts of the Most High, because we do not eat pig (only “kosher”) and because at the end of the road we believe ourselves to be more holy and righteous than others because others do not keep His commandments …
It is here brothers where I remember the words of Yeshua …
“Un hombre… cayó en manos de ladrones, los cuales le despojaron; e hiriéndole, se fueron, dejándole medio muerto. Aconteció que descendió un sacerdote por aquel camino, y viéndole, pasó de largo. Asimismo un levita, llegando cerca de aquel lugar, y viéndole, pasó de largo. Pero un samaritano, que iba de camino, vino cerca de él, y viéndole, fue movido a misericordia; y acercándose, vendó sus heridas, echándoles aceite y vino; y poniéndole en su cabalgadura, lo llevó al mesón, y cuidó de él. Otro día al partir, sacó dos denarios, y los dio al mesonero, y le dijo: Cuídamele; y todo lo que gastes de más, yo te lo pagaré cuando regrese” (Lc 10:30-35).
It is interesting, because of all these characters, the one who least knew or understood about the Torah and the Prophets, was the one who put into practice the heart of the Torah. Yeshua clearly said that he did not come to “abolish the Torah or the Prophets, but came to fulfill it” (Mt 5:17) which includes the aforementioned aspects about Shabbat, the Feasts, the Creator’s diet etc., however , Yeshua left us a key regarding the fulfillment of the law and the prophets:
“All the things you want men to do with you, so do you also with them; for this is the Torah and the Prophets “(Matthew 7:12).
Therefore, go and do the same!