What is Messianic Judaism?

     Restoration of the heritage and teaching of first century Messianic Judaism is a call from God to come back to the roots of Christianity.  An honest reading of the New Testament from a biblical and historical perspective makes it clear that the first century believers in Messiah Y’shua (Jesus Christ) were all Jewish people and that they never considered themselves a new religion outside of Judaism (Acts 24:14-16).
      Their Mashiach (Messiah) was a Jew who lived and taught the Torah (the law of God) (Matthew 5:17-20).  He also ordered His talmidim (disciples) to imitate Him and then go and proclaim such a way of walking in faith, first to the lost sheep of Israel and then to the nations to bring them in to His flock (John 12:20-26, 14:23-24; Matthew 28:19-20).
 
   History of the early Christian church teaches us that in the second century AD a separation occurred between the majority of Gentile believers and the Jewish believers in Mashiach due to persecution from Rome, the destruction of the temple in 70 AD and later the city of Jerusalem in 135 AD.  This parting from each other promoted the development of new   theology and tradition within the Gentile  realm and led Gentile believers to reject as heresy that which originally was thought of as heritage, truth and the only way.  The Hebrew mindset and traditions were replaced by Hellenistic thought and pagan customs.  The Way of Y’shua that was marked by obedience to the way of God and faith was substituted with an intellectual declaration of faith.  Instead of the message of repentance and return to obedience to God’s law (Torah) that is found in the Gospels (Matthew 3:2 and 4:17), a new message was preached—abandoning God’s law and God’s customs.  That apostasy was, however, prophesied in Scripture (Acts 20:28-32 and 2 Thessalonians 2:2-12).  Yet, praise Adonai, a message of restoration at the  end of the age was also foretold in Matthew 10:5-23 and Revelation 18:4-10!
     We invite you to discover for yourself the truth and the way of Y’shua HaMashiach and be a part of the process of restoration of the heritage and the teaching of first century Messianic Judaism.  May the words of our Messiah Y’shua come true for you and me:  “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshippers” (John 4:23).
WEEKLY PARASHA 
 
Iyar 25 5782
 May 8 2021
35th day of Omer
  
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Torah:
Devarim/Deuteronomy 6:4 - 7:26
Haftarah: 
Zechariah 14: 1-9
B'rit Chadasha:
Mattityahu/Mark 12: 28-34
 
Biblicaly Based Triennial Cycle of Reading*
 
NEW MOON UPDATE
 
April 13 2021: There was confirmation of the new moon sighting as expected from Israel; therefore; the second month, the month of Iyar, began the evening of April 13. The next Rosh Chodesh is predicted to be evening of May 13.
 
The Omer count starts on this day at evening of April 3, 2021.
The Feast of Shavuot/ Feast of Weeks will be on sunday May 23, 2021. This day will be a day a High Day, and service will be conducted at 1130am. 
 
Biblical dates are according to the sighting of the New Moon in Jerusalem*
 
Parashah Portions for the next* Shabbat 05/15/21: 
Devarim/Deuteronomy 8: 1-20
Yerimiyahu/Jeremiah 9: 22-26
Yohannan/John 15: 8-10



VERSE OF THE WEEK
 
"The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
 
The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore"
 
Psalm 121: 5-8
 
Psalm 91: 11-12
 
  WEEKLY QUOTE
 
"For though a righteous man may fall seven times, he will rise again"
 
Proverbs
 
TZEDAKAH/OFFERINGS
 
Eitz Chaim Messianic Fellowship welcomes all your tithing and free will Tzedakah/Offerings. Now they can be submitted online.
  
To set up online deposits, direct to 
Tzedakah4eitzchaim@hotmail.com
through interact e-transfer 
 
It is requested that you send an additional email to the above email address stating your name and amount e-transferred for accounting purposes and confirmation of deposit.
Once you make your transfer and email, you will receive confirmation of your transaction within 7 days.
At the end of each year you will receive an income tax receipt as we are a registered charity organization.
 
If you need any other instruction on how to make your transaction, please direct your questions to the same email address as above 
 
May Adonai bless you for supporting our Messianic Jewish Ministry