A daily break in your day to celebrate our salvation in Yeshua (Jesus) and our abundant life through the Torah

About Us

Messianic Sabbath is intended as a place of daily rest from your busy day to meditate on God’s goodness.  The blogs and daily Facebook and Twitter posts are a collection of insights gleaned from years of daily devotion, Bible study, worship, and learning from anointed authors and leaders.  All of the blogs, tweets and posts are original or credited to their author.  I hope they will provide you encouragement and inspiration as you explore and progress in your walk with Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah).  (We will refer to Jesus as Yeshua – his given Hebrew name which means “salvation.”)

What is Messianic?

Messianic is the belief that Yeshua (Jesus) is God’s son given as a sacrifice to provide atonement for sin and eternal salvation AND that the observance of Torah (Genesis through Deuteronomy) commands are God’s instructions for experiencing His abundant life on earth.  Yeshua and all His disciples observed and taught the Torah commands.  Messianic believers believe that to truly know, follow and love Yeshua, we must do the same.  We follow the complete Bible – Genesis through Revelation – and only the Bible.

About the Author

I was raised in a Christian home and have been a follower of Jesus since childhood.  At the age of 35 I resumed my daily devotional time that I had practiced in my adolescence.  During that time, God invited me into deeper intimacy, sharing His heart as I opened mine.  What I saw was a Jewish Rabbi with a heart longing for Jerusalem and His Jewish people.  I didn’t know what to do with that.  I had never known even one Jewish person.

As I continued reading the Bible with that perspective, I began to see the Israelites as my spiritual ancestors – those who brought me Yeshua, those who diligently took down God’s instructions for me, those whose lives are recorded to show me how to live, and those who I’ll join with as one family in the eternal age to come.  Abraham and Moses are brothers, Daniel and David are my cousins.  Their stories became more than history or heroics to teach me Christian morals and strengthen my faith.  They showed me how God desires to set me apart so that He can provide abundant life for me in a fallen world.

I had always thought you could not believe in Jesus and observe the Torah commands; that if you believed one, you automatically denied the other – they were mutually exclusive.  But as I studied the Torah with my new understanding, I began to realize that following the Torah does not have to do with salvation – Yeshua has already guaranteed that for me.  The commandments in the Torah make up the owner’s manual on how to live in intimacy with a Holy God in a fallen world, here and now; how to walk in His paths of blessing and life.  Soon after I began incorporating the Torah instructions into my life I recognized that I could have more of both – more abundant life now and more devotion to my eternal Savior.

Even after serving the Lord for 30 years, I can honestly say since I opened my heart to truly understanding God’s Torah and the Hebrew roots of Christianity, God has now showered me with new understanding, unexpected blessings, strengthened faith and fresh excitement daily.
I highly recommend it! 

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6 responses

  1. Sandra Brosious

    Amen!!

    May 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

  2. Shamir Roshan

    I am left wondering how you came to the idea that The Torah is composed of only The Scriptures written from Genesis to Deuteronomy?

    The whole text of The Bible is are God’s Words that AMEN do provide any man who will listen, receive and believe God and set their faith in His Name : YESHUA/JESUS and rest his trust upon all which He has made plain and fully completed. The Scriptures are replete with The Lord’s Justice, Legal parameters and Gracious Mercies (The Law) and His Instructions (Torah) for living according to His Ways that the man may obey His Commands, keep His Covenants and walk by His Faith in Love with Peace.

    I am the thirteenth in generations of my family lines who is recreated by The Messiah’s Great Faithfulness – a Jew born anew, and yet still I do not fully understand why Jesus chose the family of Heber (the Hebrews) to bring in Abraham, raise up Moses and come into our world in His Name Jesus. Shoot fire! The whole of The Scriptures is nothing but God’s Law and Torah and those holy words are not just found in the first testimony He has recorded but are also in the second too – they are the words of sound doctrine and excellency in righteousness and goodness by which any man may live and enjoy his life.

    July 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

    • Shamir, I agree with you, the whole Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit and contains our instructions for Godly living. I refer to the Torah as Genesis through Deuteronomy in my comment above as the original commandments Messianic believers typically refer to. There are no other new commandments given in the rest of the Bible that do not relate back to those in the books of Moses. You are right that some refer to the whole book as the Torah, as well.

      Thanks for helping clarify that. I appreciate your viewpoint.

      July 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

    • Tina

      The Bible says in Deuteronomy 7:6-9 the reason God chose the Hebrews.

      July 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  3. Carl Smith

    The best expression I’ve heard describing the meaning of Torah is that, “Torah is the teachings and instructions in the wisdom and will of God (YHVY) for righteous, Godly living.” As stated previous comments above, it would include all of the Tanakh (OT) as well as the Apostolic Writings (NT). Technically, Torah has been designated as the first five books of the Bible; but with this understanding the entire Bible could be expressed as the Torah of God. Each of the commandments in the Bible is an expression of an aspect of the character of God. One of Yeshua’s purposes was to clarify the true meanings of the instructions and teachings that had been given in the first place.

    Great web site. Thanks, Christi. Thank you, Father, for inspiring Christi to provide this site.

    February 10, 2013 at 3:28 am

    • Thank you, Carl, for your insightful comment on the subject. I always learn something new from your wisdom!

      February 12, 2013 at 6:49 am

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