It Is Your Mother’s Torah

Learning to love the ancient paths

I remember the TV ads for the Oldsmobile. The executives decided to appeal to a new generation, so they penned the phrase, “It’s not your father’s Oldsmobile.”

What if you like dad’s car?

The assumption is that young people don’t like their parents, so they wouldn’t like to follow in their footsteps. It’s the plot of just about every so-called coming of age movie. “I don’t want dad’s job. I don’t want dad’s clothes (I want less clothes), his haircut, or even his religion.”

A fortress built on rebellion

There is strength within the walls of the castle. We have a story from Yeshua that debunks every “Footloose and Flashdance” of each generation. We call it “the prodigal son.” He wanted the cash, but nothing else. He didn’t want the fence, the roof, or the bed. What he found was mud and pig poop. He finally was able to see the comparison.

He opted for a taste of his dad’s life. He would rather have his dad’s leftovers than those of Miss Piggy.

Yet the smear campaign continues

The agents of the enemy know that it stinks out there in the wilderness, but they spin a tale of oasis. The wonderful truth is that our Father God will take us back and feast in our name. The angels even celebrate.

How do we stay in the blessing zone?

We follow our instructions that our loving parents give us. I speak of our Heavenly Father as well as our earthly parents (if they are, in fact feeding us scriptural guidance).

hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the Torah of your mother.”

Proverbs 1:8 KJVERV

Why should I listen to Mom’s Torah?

They are a gift, an award. Think “gold medal” in the Olympics. Holy bling for your head and neck. Close to the heart.

Moms rule.

I read a book about the history of the English language. I was fascinated to learn about a four hundred year reign of France over Britain. How did that happen and we still have a language called “English?”

In “The Adventure of English,” the author claims that mommy did it. That essentially, the moms taught the children generation after generation of occupation and the English language survived. While it now includes many French words, it eventually was capable of an amazing revival. I happen to speak English, even in my head.

Let’s keep the Torah close to our hearts. Not only that, it’s time we brag about it, knowing we didn’t make it. But we were given it by a Father who loves us. And we can gift it to our children.

As dads and moms, we have the power to hand the key to powerful understanding and blessings.

I may be tickled if my daughter has my nose or my particular taste in old movies, but…

The real reward is when we hand our children the grace and beauty found in God’s Holy instructions.

Long live the world’s most important warrior, who has proven stronger than kings and conquerors – The Torah wielding Mom.

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How Do We Know If We Really Love God?

And How Does The World Know?

Keep in mind, I did not ask, how do we prove that we love God. Are these ways that we know that we love God?

  • You have a bumper sticker.
  • You sing in the praise team.
  • You have #blessed on your profile.
  • You listen to positive, encouraging music in the car.
  • You recite the apostles’ creed.
  • You even know what the apostles’ creed is.

The Beloved

They call John “the beloved disciple.” Theologians say that he had a special bond with Jesus. Evidenced in several verses, but especially at the cross where Jesus asked him to take care of Miriam, his mother. So this beloved disciple tells us the evidence for showing that God is our beloved.

Cliff Notes:

Obey God if you love Him.

The Fruit of Loving God

Fruit Is A Testimony

Fruit is pleasant, and it has great effects. People of the world see the good deeds that are described in the Torah and glorify God because it has shown them that He is real.

Fruit Is Not A Burden

If Paul was adamant about us rejecting God’s laws, why did he want us to miss this opportunity to bless the world? Was he calling the law a yoke? Why did John say that it’s not a burden? Why did Jesus call us to take His yoke and why did He say that it is easy?


Seeing our obedience to God (following His Torah) can be a conquering force. John says that our faith is the victory that overcomes the world. Does the world need to be overcome today?

Don’t Just Say It, Live It.

Do you have faith enough to conquer? Then you must have faith enough to obey.

Show me some faith without action. I’ve never seen it. But I can point you to some people who have actions that speak louder than words. The mouth of faith is an arm. The hand of God is in the works of His servants. The eyes of the world take notice, and they have no gripe in the court of heaven.

This is just one way that the Torah brings victory over the enemy. If you have faith, you will seek to follow the Jesus example. Like Him, you will overcome.

The world will give God the glory for our good deeds. The enemy will lose more of his grip.

Bring YHWH glory on earth, as if it were the very throne of God.

Give Torah A Try

Open up your heart to the possibility that man has largely gotten it wrong about Torah for more than 2,000 years. From Genesis to Revelation, we now know, Jesus (Yeshua) is present. People used to think He was a “New Testament” invention. A closer look shows that He has been here from the beginning.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

John 1:1

Now, as He is the alpha and Omega, and the living Word. Let’s consider that He has been here as the Living Torah for All Time.

Be blessed.

Do You Love God Indeed?

I John 3:16-24 is about love in action. In the past few decades people have rightfully noted that love is a verb.

Simply saying, or writing it on a greeting card is not enough.

It gets complicated

It’s certainly safe to say that live is a noun but the evidence of it is full out verb-a-rific.

In this we know his love toward us, for he gave himself for us. And it is also right for us to give ourselves for our brothers.

I John 3:16

Laying down our lives, helping a brother in need? This is how we love in deed, and in truth. We all know when we are loved. We can tell in our hearts. Sadly, we there is a deception in our hearts which can draw us to affectionate counterfeits. The world tells us that romance is love, and often goes further to saying that love is romance. This leads to abuse and confusion. I John 3:20 explains a truth that can’t be denied.

God is greater than our hearts, and knows all things.

John, The Beloved

There’s Torah

If you believe, as I used to, that Torah is done away with, there are two hard sayings in this paragraph of I John 3.

  • When we do what pleases God and keep His commands (Torah), we can receive whatever we ask from Him.
  • Keeping His commands let’s us remain in Yeshua and Him in us.

Have you heard it said, that you can’t do anything to win God’s favor? Why do we say that?

I guess it has to do with our understanding of favor. Scripture often repeats that The Father is “pleased” with us when we obey His commandments. We could make a distinction between favor and God’s being pleased with us. However, I get the sense that sermons and songs often blend them in the same Vitamix.

Is God Ever Mad?

We all agree on the title of the song and movies, “God’s Not Dead.” But can we all sing a song that affirms God’s not mad? What’s the opposite of “pleased?” Is being not pleased notably different from being mad?

Just ponder it a little. But we have to realize that we can be His children and live outside His will for us as well as being outside His pleasure and favor.

I would say an essential benefit, and function of the Torah is obedience. Have you ever frustrated your child when you had expectations that were not met, but they were not communicated to the child? Imagine being angry that your daughter stayed up until 1 AM before needing to wake up early. Now, imagine if you didn’t tell her that bed time was 10 PM. Imagine that you didn’t tell her that she needed to wake up at 6 AM. If this was the case, you would have zero grounds for being displeased.

Very simply, God has given us instructions for righteousness. Obeying doesn’t make us righteous – well, if we were perfect, we would show it by our righteous living. But since we have dropped that ball more than once, we rest on the righteousness of the perfect one – Messiah.

We imitate His righteous living in order to please the One we love. Don’t you want to please your Father? Don’t you see it worthwhile to please your King? Ask Him. What would He want you to do, to lay down your life?

Yes, there are rewards. He answers our prayers, and He blesses us with His presence.

and everything that we ask, we will receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do pleasing [things] before him.

I John 3:22

And he who keeps his commandments is kept by him and he lives in him.

I John 3:24


Father in Heaven, be blessed in our hearts and blessed in our deeds. Keep us in your Son by your Spirit. We live you and want to please you. Show us the way. Show us the way. Let our foot stay stable as we walk, as we run the path of life. Amen.

Are You Of God or Of The Devil?

I used to point my finger…

at my brother. When he would hit me in the back of the head, or trip me or try to get me killed by a rabid dog, I used to yell at him, “You’re of the Devil!”

I don’t know where I got that, or why I thought that would work, but it was my attempt to “preach” him away from me…leave me alone.

The truth is, I did plenty of mischief to my brother. Some brothers truly are born for adversity.

it was my attempt to “preach” him away from me…leave me alone.

Today, he is known as Uncle Wes. And he is the best. He is top notch. The best brother, the best uncle.

The prophet Yochanon (John) gave us a simple formula.

Inspired by the Breath of God, John told us there’s one way you can tell if someone is “of the devil” or of God.

By this the sons of God are separated from the sons of Satan. Everyone who does not do a just [thing] and does not love his brother is not from God.

I John 3:10 ANTE

The NASB says, “This is how God’s children and the devil’s children are made evident.”

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Are you of God?

This is what we have misunderstood about Torah for centuries. We are finally, through the Holy Breath of Yah, being inspired and taught to unteach the mistakes in the past. The very instructions of God show us who is God’s children.

Do we follow Him, or not?

If we do not follow God, we follow the Devil. Following God is doing what’s right. Specifically, it is loving God and loving our brother.

If we hate, we are guilty. Guilty of what? Murder. Jesus said it and John preached it.

For everyone who hates his brother is a murderer and you know that everyone who is a murderer is not able to remain in eternal life.

I John 3:15

It is most important to love. Loving God and following His Instructions (Torah) is good, and provides blessings to all people… and it gives us a clear signal that we are “of God.”

Are you of God? I was wrong when I was seven years old. Uncle Wes, loves his brother, so I can assure you, he is of God and not the devil.

Are you of God?

Introducing Torah Testimonies

Let’s be overcomers.

Once upon a time, I read a scripture and a voice inside said something like this, “How can that mean something other than what it says? How can I be expected to obey this scripture unless I do what it instructs?

The scripture: Matthew 5:17-19.

Do not think that I have come to change the law or the prophets. I have not come to change, but to fulfill [them].

For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or one stroke will pass from the law until everything happens.

Therefore, whoever changes one [jot] of these small commandments (and will teach so to men) will be called little in the kingdom of heaven. But all who will do and teach this [law] will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:17-19

That began my journey…

I asked myself, what if I started reading the “law” and implementing those instructions in my life? It might look weird, or feel weird, but would that be so bad? Would it take me away from God?

“Good Works”

God calls it “Good Works”

I want to do good deeds. Many Christians do, as well. I’m not alone in this…

And neither are you.

This article begins a new series on

Torah Testimonies

I posted for some volunteers for sharing their own testimony. I am in the process of gathering them and bringing them to you.

If you have been discouraged, if you have been shunned or derided by those who are close to you, listen to these testimonies. There are others who have made the choice to run to God instead of becoming lesser in His Kingdom.

Obeying the Father…

I had read the Bible from cover to cover several times and things weren’t adding up to me. There were too many instances where our Elohim said NOT to do certain things. Yet, in every mainstream Christian church I had attended, they did those things.

Learning to love Torah

I kept trying to find a church that actually taught what the Bible and Yeshua Jesus said, did, and taught. Finally, thinking that I was the only person on earth who could see these things, I stumbled across 119 ministries. I read many things on their website, watched a few videos, then discovered their fellowship finder map. I located a group near us and my husband, who was not all in agreement with me, and we went for a visit. After a few more visits and some very loving and kind people who gently explained the truth to my husband, he too finally came in board too.

Now, we live in north east Michigan and are obeying the Father. We have about 8 acres that we are hoping to be able to use for His glory and honor. We are clearing the land, planting fruit trees, putting in a garden and loving our Elohim.Nancy and Nick from Hawks Michigan.

Nancy and Nick from Hawks Michigan.

Thank you Nancy and Nick for taking the time to bless us with your story.

Do you have a Torah Testimony? Share it with our tiny but growing group of believers.

Torah Is Not Sin, The Bible Says Sin Is Breaking Torah

This is a simple concept that should clear up any confusion.

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

I John 3:4

I shall declare it again.

The Messiah did not come and die to wipe out law so that we can just do sin, but He wiped out our sin so that we could be righteous like Him.

As verse 5 goes on to say, He came so that “He might take away our sins.” And, He didn’t break the law because there is no sin in Him.

He lived a perfect life so that we could be made perfect through His grace. We just need to acknowledge that we have blown it. We just need to add faith to our fear (reverence of God). The faith that we need has actions. If you have the good deeds, Others will see that and in your obedience, you are testifying to Him and His kingdom.

The entire journey through scripture shows us the term “walk” (Halacha) in reference to obedience to God’s laws. In the following scripture, I like how Paul calls it a run, or race. Is this because he was driven to make up for lost time? If so, I can relate.

By the way, this image came from the Bible Strong app.

Paul agrees in Romans 7

What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”

Romans 7:7

Why do we keep thinking the law was done away with? How can so many of us be wrong – for so long?

I think, for many, it is misunderstanding due to popular preaching. Preaching that is from ones who will be judged more harshly for leading people astray. For some teachers (“fathers” and “rabbis”) it is a matter of selfish fulfilment of the flesh. How fun to think we all make our own rules, or adhere to none that have been given us?

Check this:

Therefore, beloved, seeing that you look for these things, be diligent to be found in peace, without blemish and blameless in his sight. Regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given to him, wrote to you; as also in all of his letters, speaking in them of these things. In those, there are some things that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unsettled twist, as they also do to the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.

I Peter 3:14-16

Some people are ignorant. Some are unsettled, or unstable. I have been both. Now, by His grace, I understand that His wisdom can be found in the Torah.


Have you been ignorant, or unstable in the instructions of YHWH?


Father in Heaven. I only want to know you. I only want to see you. Will you fill me with a fresh puff of your Breath. May I understand you more tomorrow than today, if you choose to give me another day. I know Father that there are many out there who have listened to what the Spirit says in them to follow the ancient ways, just as your Son walked. Walk with me – and run with me in the forest of my faith. Amen.

I am looking for people to help me spread the good news of Messiah’s Torah. Will you share your Torah Testimony on this blog. I would like to eventually include it in my next book, with your permission. Just contact me below. Blessings.

Torah Is Practicable

Why should we not care?

If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.

I John 2:29 ESV

We will know them by their fruit.

If we know a person who claims to be a follower of Jesus, you expect them to act differently – different from the world, the pagan.

Ask any atheist if we should follow God’s laws, he will say, “H#@* no!”

Then why spend our energy defending the idea that God’s laws were abolished or that they should be ignored? We can do His will. We can serve Him in this way. Here it is called practicing righteousness.

I used to think if I followed the laws (His Torah) that I was being like a pharisee. Since the Pharisees (many of them) were evil, I don’t want anything to do with that.

Listen, God is Not the author of evil. He is not the author of lies. He asks us to follow Jesus’ example, to follow His word. His Torah can transform out thoughts. But we have to relax our hard line against it as a body of Messiah.

We must know and make known that Messiah is our sacrifice. However, we must acknowledge His gift of Torah and Holy Ruach (breath) to guide our actions. This is our reasonable service. Our righteous deeds are evidence of our righteous new birth.

The one who does what is right (righteousness) is born of Him. The ones who seem to do otherwise, we can’t be so sure. We cannot bet our PBJ sandwich on the man who shuns God’s laws.

Clean your Temple.

Yes, as sinners, we can repent and be saved. But we must cleanse our Temple. Our bodies are that special place of God’s presence. Use the water of His word to wash and purify. Yes, it takes effort. It takes some work. We can’t save ourselves with works, but we can use real endeavors to do His will.

Speak it and live it at the same time.

The concept of literally making our disobedience an actual method of serving God sounds ludicrous. However, we often obey with our actions, yet speak against God’s holy Torah. I simply say, let’s be consistent and read further than our misrepresented scripture support for lawlessness.

In every role, we are expected to do the work.

As many of us are employed, we submit to our boss’s authority. Think of our Christian (Christ-like) life as our job, I’d you will. Think of our role as followers as one that has built in responsibilities. At work, as I am offered a duty such as the production of a short video, I wouldn’t look at my boss and say “nope.” I wouldn’t explain that it would be legalism to comply and it is best to reject the request. From cover to cover, God asks for us to do our duties and make the world a better place.


Father, your awesome will be done. May my life align with your will and your Kingdom. May I not bring shame to your throne. I thank you for your special grace to learn as I live. Thank you for your patience with me. Help me to understand the hard sayings of your scripture. If there are personal constructs that are getting in my way, please sanctify my mind to the mind of Messiah. May I live your Torah for my life. May I work to cleanse my way more each day. Amen.

And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

I John 3:3