Chapter 1:

What Was the Original Faith?

When I was a child, I was taught in church that the words Christian and Nazarene were synonyms, and that they referred to the same group of people. Years later, I realized that this was not correct. One of the Catholic Church founders, Epiphanius of Salamis, wrote a book in the early fourth century called […]

Chapter 2:

Yeshua the Nazarene Israelite

In the last chapter we saw that by the fourth century the Christians and the Nazarenes were two completely separate faiths—and that the Christians persecuted the Nazarenes. History indicates that the Messiah Yeshua was a Nazarene. However, history is not enough—we need to prove everything from Scripture. So, was Yeshua a Christian, or was He […]

Chapter 3:

The Torah: A Marital Covenant

Although the term Christian is not used until Acts 11, the first torahless Christian probably appears as early as Mark 9:38. There, Yochanan (John) alerts Yeshua of a man who was casting out demons in His name, yet who was not following the disciples. Marqaus (Mark) 9:38-39 38 Now Yochanan (John) answered Him, saying, “Teacher, […]

Chapter 4:

About Animal Sacrifices for Sin

In Matthew 22, Yeshua quotes two verses from the Torah to show that love has always been at the heart of the Torah. Mattityahu (Matthew) 22:37-40 37 Yeshua said to him, “‘You shall love Yahweh your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ [Deuteronomy 6:5] 38 This is […]

Chapter 5:

The Calendar the Apostles Kept

The Roman Church uses the Roman calendar, in which the day begins at midnight. In contrast, the Hebrew day begins at evening. For example, Genesis 1:31 tells us: B’reisheet (Genesis) 1:31 31 And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Leviticus 23 verifies this, telling us that the Hebrew day lasts from evening […]

Chapter 6:

The Church: Stepping Stones

The relationship between the church and Nazarene Israel is complex. Later in this book we will show that the church fulfills the prophecies over Mystery Babylon, who is also described as the harlot (Revelation 17). She is a harlot because she does not have a marriage covenant (the Torah). In Scripture, many things are a […]

Chapter 7:

The Papacy as Anti-Messiah

Because our Jewish brethren understood that the Torah was their bridal covenant, they were unwilling to accept Christianity’s premise (that they could please Yahweh without Torah). That is also why, when Shaul (Paul) went up to Jerusalem in Acts 21, Ya’akov (James) was able to point out how many believers there were in Jerusalem who […]

Chapter 8:

The Two Houses of Israel

Have you ever wondered why the United States has a special relationship with Great Britain, and also with Israel? This is explained by the Two House Theory. This theory is so important that we will come back to it repeatedly through the balance of this book. Genesis is prophetic. It establishes patterns that are repeated […]

Chapter 9:

The Nation Becomes Divided

After Joseph died, new kings arose who did not know of all the good things that Joseph had done for Egypt. These new kings feared Israel’s children, and chose to put them to hard bondage. After 430 years in Egypt, Yahweh sent a man named Moshe (Moses) to bring Israel’s children out. He brought them […]

Chapter 10:

Ephraim’s Final Warnings

Yahweh loves us, and wants us to become a bride fit for His Son. He wants us to become our very best. That is why He applies high standards of discipline, like a caring drill sergeant. In matters of discipline, Elohim is never random. Just like in the military, Elohim has a uniform code of […]

Chapter 11:

Israel is Swallowed Up

In the last chapter we saw how the Ephraimites fell into idolatry and called Yahweh Bel/Ba’al (Lord). We also saw how Yahweh said He would sow them into the earth like seed for their disobedience. This would be the first step in fulfilling the promises given to Avraham and Ya’akov (Jacob), such that every family, […]

Chapter 12:

Fulfilling the Prophecies

In the last chapter we saw how the lost ten tribes of Israel were sent into the dispersion for disobedience. But how long were they to be gone? When were they to return? Several of the prophecies give us answers to these questions, and more. Ezekiel was told to lie on his left side for […]

Chapter 13:

The Two Houses in the New Covenant

We spoke earlier about of the Assyrian Dispersion, and how Yahweh sent the Assyrians to take Ephraim away, but the Assyrians were not particular. They also took away some of the people from the southern tribes (Judah and Benjamin). This may be why Ya’akov (James) writes his epistle not just to the ten tribes of […]

Chapter 14:

Yeshua Rebukes the Rabbis

When the Prophet Eliyahu (Elijah) fled from Ahab and Jezebel, he went to dwell at Mount Sinai (which is Horeb). While he was there, “a voice came to him” from Yahweh. Melachim Aleph (1 Kings) 19:11-13 11 Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before Yahweh.” And behold, Yahweh passed by, and […]

Chapter 15:

The Renewed Melchizedekian Order

In the last chapter we saw how the Levitical order had no funding when the Jews went into Babylon—and therefore the Levitical order collapsed. Then we saw how the rabbinical order arose to take its place. This provided continuity of leadership, but it gave rise to a different problem in that the rabbis had to […]

Chapter 16:

The Spectrum of Discipleship

As we will see, Yeshua established a high standard for His original twelve disciples—and yet there were other disciples in the first century who did not meet the same high standard Yeshua established. But how was that possible? To understand the answer to this question (and what it means for us today) let us look […]

Chapter 17:

What is Torah Really?

Yahweh is following a methodical plan to restore fallen mankind. The first step was to find a man who would obey His voice and save his family from a flood. The next step was to find a man who was willing to leave his home and his kin, and sojourn in a land that he […]

Chapter 18:

Yeshua’s United Bride

Earlier we saw how Yeshua gave His disciples a great commission to go into all nations, and raise up even more disciples. As we will see, these disciples were to serve as the officer corps of His unified spiritual army. Mattityahu (Matthew) 28:18-20 18 And Yeshua came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has […]

Chapter 19:

Acts 15 and Rabbinic Authority

In earlier chapters we saw how Israel had a centralized government and an organized Levitical priesthood while it was still in the wilderness. This shows we can have an organized priesthood when we are outside of the land. Let us bear this in mind. We also saw how Messiah the Prince came to take the […]

Chapter 20:

Keep Seeking Yeshua’s Face

Revelation 12:13-17 says that when the dragon (Satan) saw that he had been cast to earth, he persecuted the woman (true Israel) who gave birth to the male child (Yeshua). The woman was given two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly into the wilderness to her place. There she is nourished […]

Chapter 22:

The End Time Sequence

Prophecy is not given to us so we can know the future. Rather, we are given prophecy so that when the events take place, they confirm our faith. Nonetheless, if we study the prophecies we can learn some things—and not only can this help us stay out of harm’s way, it can also show us […]

Chapter 23:

Becoming Yeshua’s Helpmeet

We have covered a lot of ground in this book, but in this closing chapter, let us put things in perspective—because without this perspective, we will not be able to please our Husband. Yahweh created the woman as a helper for the man. B’reisheet (Genesis) 2:18 18 And Yahweh Elohim said, “It is not good […]