Guides for Torah Study

THE BOOK CONTAINS THE GUIDE AND THE WARNINGS:

In Yeshayahu-Isaiah 8:20,To the Torah and testimony, if they do not speak according to this word, there is no light in them. Yochanan-John 1:4, In Him was life and the life was the light of men.

In Devarim-Deuteronomy 13:1-3, if a prophet or a dreamer arises and gives a sign or wonder and it comes to pass, as he spoke, saying let us serve other Elohim, which you have not known and let us go serve them. You shall not follow or obey those words of that prophet for YHVH Elohim is testing you, to know whether you love YHVH Elohim with all your heart and all your being.

These three verses place the Torah as the foundation for our understanding, of right and wrong. Our walk and worship must align with these words, the book of instruction, Torah.

Therefore we need to establish basic rules, and principals, which must only come from the TaNacH, Bible or Book. Understanding comes primarily from following the principles of the "Word", John 1:14. That "Word" also reveals the Meanings and gives the interpretation of all that is contained in scripture. The book looks at and interprets itself and reveals wisdom and understanding to those who follow its rules and principals.

We need to look at Torah from a Hebraic perspective, knowing that Meshiach kept the Torah, observing Shabbats-Moadim in the Temple. Psalm 12:6 "The words are tested seven times..." Here we find Torah in 2nd Timothy 3:15: "and from childhood you have known the set apart writings". The Torah, (given at Mt. Sinai) is the greatest love shown in history, written to show man how to love and the love YHVH Elohim has for His children. It is also called the law, Neviim, Prophets, Ketuvim or, writings, (acronym, TaNacH) and is able to make you wise unto salvation, through trust in Meshiach Yeshayahu. Therefore, there is only one book from Bereshit-Genesis to Gilyahna-Revelation, the TaNacH-Renewed Covenant, and it must agree with our foundation,Torah.

You need to understand the plan for the people of Yisrael, and whom these people, Yisrael are. They are to be examples, priests and teachers of Torah to the nations, Malachi 2:7, that all may become one in Messiah Yeshayahu, (no one to be left out of the Kingdom, except by choice).

In doing this study you will need an understanding of the history, and peoples of the Middle East, as they come into contact with Yisrael and Judah and their language, Hebrew. Torah teaches that YHVH Elohim created all things by the Word, who became flesh and dwelled among man. And the language He used was Hebrew, Zephaniah 3:9, and He will restore this pure language to the people.

Look at this outline for understanding Hebrew words, phrases, and thoughts. The name for the order of understanding is PaRDeS, which has four levels.
1. Pashat=literal, just what it says, or written.
2. Remez=hinted, maybe there is more here than meets the eye.
3. Drash=looking into the words or sayings using only the TaNacH for a base.
4. Sod=understanding of the order and Kingdom, finally life, the hidden. Psalm 25:14 the secret and His covenant

The Ruach-Spirit leads you to the truth, a little at a time, as you grow and walk by the Torah. The Set Apart Spirit resides within those who walk in obedience, Acts 5:32 and Yeshayahu-Isaiah 8:20. To the Torah and testimony if they do not speak according to this word, because there is no light, (literally no dawn of, sod in meaning) in them, Yochanan-John 1:4.

Some tools we need for effective study are: 1.The old King James Book, the best English translation. 2. A matching Concordance, which shows every word in scripture. 3. An Interlinear Bible for exact wording of scripture and word for word translation. Know that all translators are biased. Consult as a reference: Page H. Kelley "Biblical Hebrew An Introductory Grammar" ISBN 0-8028-0598-1

Scriptural Guidelines for Bible Study:
(1). The warning to not add or take away from this Book, Revelation 22:18-19. Deuteronomy 4:2 and Proverbs 30:6, do not add to His word, lest He reproves you, and you are found a liar. Deuteronomy 12:32 YHVH commands us to be careful to observe, not to add or take away from these commands. Deuteronomy 19:15, by scripture there needs to be two or more passages as witnesses to establish a matter.

(2). The Book, (TaNacH), is the word of YHVH Elohim, which is literal and will in reading afford greater understanding through study.

(3). The Words of YHVH Elohim are truth, John 17:17, Psalm 119:160, Daniel 10:21.

(4).The scriptures cannot be broken, John 10:35, Isaiah 55:11, Numbers 11:23.

(5). Scriptures are not for any private interpretation of prophecy, Isaiah 28:10, 2nd Peter 1:20, 1st Corinthians 4:6. Hosea 12:10 is very plain, YHVH Elohim has used SYMBOLS to give understanding through His Prophets and the interpretation of visions, therefore we must be careful to not use MANs interpretation of symbols and VISIONS. Note: YHVH Elohim is not the Author of confusion, but of peace, 1st. Cor.14:33. This means that the use of symbols in scriptures and their meanings must be consistent in interpretation and understanding and will be consistent in context.

(6). Scripture is by inspiration of YHVH and is profitable for doctrine and correction, reproof and instruction in righteousness, Isaiah 45:19, 2nd Timothy 3:16, Romans 15:4.

(7). The scriptures are to prove all things, with precept upon precept, line up on line, here a little there a little, Isaiah 28:10-13.

(8). YHVH Elohim the same yesterday today and forever, changes not, Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8, Micah 5:2, Hosea 13:4, John 1:1-5, Hebrews 1:1-3, and Psalm 89:34. The Torah is our foundation, by Torah we will be judged. John 12:48, this Scripture gives us the 1,000 years the Last Day the first day of the Olam HaBa (the Eighth Day).

(9). Messiah didn't come to destroy Torah or Prophets, but to establish them by writing Torah on our hearts. Not to establish a new covenant, but to renew the existing one according to the olam-era, Matthew 5:17-18, Jeremiah 31:31-33. "This is to bind up the testimony and seal the Torah among my disciples", Isaiah 8:16. To the Torah and testimony! If they do not speak according to these words, it is because there is no light in them, Isaiah 8:20.

(10). Do not believe every spirit but test the spirits whether they be of YHVH Elohim, because of many false prophets, 1st John 4:1 and 1st Thessalonians 5:21. Build upon the Rock, and the Word, both are Torah, book of instruction Luke 6:48. Devarim-Deuteronomy 13:1-5. This is a warning it will happen and Torah will have to be YOUR test or base for right or wrong.

EXAMPLES of Symbols:

Living Water

 

Yod Hey Vav Hey - Yiremyahu-Jeremiah 2:13, 17:13
Shabbat Shemot-Exodus 31:17 Sabbath is a sign between Me and the children of Israel for ever, for six days YHVH made the heavens and earth and on the seventh day He rested and was breathed upon, refreshed see Yechezkel-Ezekiel 20:11-12.

 

Beast Defined in Daniel 7:17, which are four, and are kings. These are best described by the word Bestial, check the Dictionary.


 

10 Horns Defined in Daniel 7:24 and the time of there appearing is given in Rev.17:12 and when they receive their kingdom and from whom.

 

Mountain Kingdom or Nations Isaiah 2:2, and 30:29, Daniel 2:35, Micah 4:1

 

Mountains of Yisrael Joshua 11:21, Ezekiel 36:4-8, the west bank, very important today, when these fall to Edom, it is very close the end of evil in the covenant land.

 

Hills Smaller kingdoms or nations

 

Coastland People, defined in Genesis 10:5, as isles in the Old King James


 

Waters Revelation 17:1, people as explained in 17:15 see also Psalm 1:1-3, 144:7, Isaiah 30:25, Revelation 22:1-2

 

Elohim Psalm 82:6-8, Zec.14: 8, Hayyim-Living waters, set apart ones, John 4:14, 7:38, Jeremiah 31:9, Matt.22:43-45


 

Edom is   Esau- Yishmael Edom, Gen.36:8,43 and his land, Mt. Seir, southeast of the Dead Sea. Also known as "stubble" (see BaMidbar-Number 24:17-19). Edom is also of Egyptian blood, see 1 Kings 11:14-20. Edomites are not Roman they are Arab.

 

Breath of   YHVH Isa.30:33, fire and brimstone

 

Tree of life This is Torah, Proverbs 3:18.

 

Antichrist/
Messiah
2nd John :7 describes one who denies that Messiah Yahshua is Messiah: YHVH Elohim in the flesh. Mark 13:22, this defines a false Messiah, would be an imposter, liar, and is altogether different. He is also called the man of sin, 2nd Thessalonians 2:1-12, and is going to make void the Torah see Daniel 11:32-35. Also see Matt 24:24.

 

Day Genesis 2:17 in the day that Adam sinned he would die, 930 years, and 47:9 days as years, 2nd Peter 3:9, one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years are as one day.

 

Last Days-Latter Days A term used for the last week of Daniel's seventy weeks prophecy, close of the 6th day and in the midst of 7th day and at the close of this day. Ezk.38:17 and 39:8

 

A Day One thousand years example Yeshayahu 49:8, 66:18, the eighth one thousand year day this would fulfill Tehillim-Psalms 22:29.

 

Zion The city Jerusalem, Heb.12:22 and more, Judah, Ezekiel 23:1-4

 

Visions The interpretation defines the vision, therefore look to the interpretation for understanding.

 

Daughter-Vine Ezekiel 16:44-63, 23:1-4, one of the symbols for Judah and Ephraim the two houses of Yisrael, see Hosea 1:11, daughters of Israel, the mother, the elect lady, in 2nd John, Vine Jer.2:21, Joel 1:7, Psa. 80:8, Ezk. 19:10

 

Ephraim Psalm 60:9, symbol used to signify the scattered of Israel whose head is Ephraim, see Hosea 11:1, Jeremiah 31:9 and :20.

 

Assyria Cedar of Lebanon, Ezk.31:3 and Isa.14:8 speaks of a time before
man in Eden and places s.a. tan there, using many symbols.

 

Tzit-Tzit
(Tassels
with a blue string)
We look upon the Tzit-Tzit and remember Torah and do-BaMidbar (Numbers) 15:37.


Note: According to Ex. 20:7, the name of our Elohim is to be above all Names. For us to not use His name properly would diminish its value, making it vain. With this in mind, see Joshua 23:7, Shemot 23:13 do not bring those pagan names before my face, Yeshayahu-Isaiah 42:8 and use the following names: YOD HEY VAV HEY ELOHIM as our Father Yeshayahu YHVH ELOHIM as our Meshiach. I can think of no place in Scripture that says one must pronunce the name correctly, Yaheh, Yahveh, Yahooah, or Yahuah we do not know how the vav was pronunced or used, for certain. [not the w in the Hebrew it was added to give the sound to the vav]

Do not use these terms Jesus, Christ and God are not valid names or identification, but are words the translators selected for names. Bill Burton, in his study of the NAME, defines "god," as found in several well-known reference works. The consensus of most reliable sources is "god" came into the English language by way of the Teutonic dialects, referring to pagan deities.

By not using the name of YHVH or " H " , Yeshayahu and Elohim, we do not comprehend the potential greatness of the life to come and the meaning of born again, as spirit. You are Elohim but you are not YHVH Elohim, Psalm 82:6, John 10:34.

We understand the translators have altered the scriptures, therefore we need to use the original language, found in the Interlinear Bible, a word for word translation of the Hebrew and Greek text, relying on Torah as our foundation.

Yirmeyahu-Yeremiah 6:16-19, Thus says YHVH, stand in the ways and see, ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, "we will not walk in it", verse19, because they have not heeded my words, nor my Torah. [the "j" came into the English language around 1500's, the time of the printing press]

Look back at this time before Meshiach when this was written and take stock of how we worship YHVH for He says He does not change.

 

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