1. What does Yahshua HaMashiach mean?
Yahshua is the Hebraic name of our Master and Savior. Yahshua means "Yah issalvation" or "to save" and is first seen in Sh'mot (Exodus) 14:13 in the Hebraic textwhich, translates as Yahshua. HaMashiach means: ha (the) and Maschiach (Messiah).
2. Why do Hebraic and Messianic congregants refer to Jesus Christ asYahshua HaMashiach?
He is of the tribe of Judah and is a "Jew" by virtue of his natural ancestry. He is Hebrew,not Greek or any other nationality. All Scripture is Hebraic, starting from Genesis toMalachi and is the reference from which Yahshua and all the people of His timereferenced. The Father gave him a Name that identifies Him with His people, His land,and Scripture. This Name is above every name, that at the Name which the Father gavehis Son, every knee shall bow and every language shall confess.
3. What does it mean to be Hebraic?
It means that the study and or reference of all Scripture is based on Hebraic language andunderstanding of the Hebraic way of life. 2 Timothy 3:16 tells us that ALL Scripture is breathed out by the Father. This passage speaks to the only known Scripture that existedduring the time of Yahshua, Sha'ul (Paul), or any of the Apostles, which was Genesis toMalachi.
4. What is the Torah?
The Torah is the original name written in the Hebraic Scriptures that properlyidentifies Scripture. It means The Teachings of the Father. Some refer to this as "TheLaw", which does not give a clear rendering of what the Torah represents.
It is the first five books of the Bible referred to by Greeks as the Pentateuch or theSeptuagint in which the Greeks translate as Law or Nomos.
It is the pillar of all Wisdom as referred to by the Scriptures in
Proverbs 9:1. Thenumber seven in the text refers to (1) Genesis, (2) Exodus, (3) Leviticus, (4) Numbers 1-10:34, (5) Numbers 10:35,36, (6) Numbers 11 to the end, (7) Deuteronomy
.d. It is the teachings of our Creator as set forth in
It is the instructions in righteousness,
It is to be guarded and taught to our children,
Deuteronomy 11:19, 32
It is the covenant between the Creator and his people,
Exodus 19:5; Jeremiah 31:31
Through the Torah you will prosper and succeed.
It is restoration for the inner person.
It is pure, enlightening the eyes.
It is Truth.
It provides peace; it keeps one from stumbling.
The Torah is light.
It keeps you happy.
It is great and esteemed
It is written on the hearts of the Father's people.
Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10;10:16
The Torah's aim/goal is the Messiah.
The Torah is good.