Time of Our Testing: Part 1
By Jonah Doctura | 2017
The origin of the Parashot (paragraphs) or the Weekly Torah Portion we read every Shabbat dates from the time when the original manuscripts did not contain the chapter and verse divisions in the numbered form familiar to modern readers.
"For the Messianic Jew and Ger Toshav, immersion should also be done three times: Once in the name of the Father, once in the name of Yeshua and Once in the name of the Ruach HaKodesh."-Bro. Jonah Doctura, Elder-
YESHUA´S MIKVEH >The New Covenant points out that Yeshua came up straightway out of the water in Matthew 3:16. Yochanan the Immerser was Yeshua´s witness and he was of priestly lineage (Luke 1:8-23)
THE MEANING OF THE MIKVEH >It is taught that immersion is a picture of birth (or rebirth), as it symbolizes the re-entry into the womb and re-entry into life.
THE IMMERSION IN THE GREAT COMISSION >It is a commandment given by Adonai Yeshua Himself to immerse those who are disciples in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18-20)
THE SHEMA: THE HEBREW PRAYER EVERYONE NEEDS TO RECITE >The traditional Hebraic Immersion and the Shema go hand in hand. When the Orthodox Jews completely immerse three times, he has declared YHWH is echad or YHWH is one.
A LIFE IMMERSED IN THE TORAH >The ancient Jewish sages also taught tat the word Mikveh has the same letters as Ko Meh, the Hebrew word for "rising" or "standing tall"; therefore, we have immersion or being completely submerged in water followed by standing straight up out of the water. It represents a life immersed in the Torah.
THE SYMBOLISM OF THE THREE TIMES OF IMMERSION >Through this we see the pattern of repentance, cleansing and in-filling of the Ruach HaKodesh, and the Triune nature of YHWH in these 3 submergings
BIBLICAL MIKVEH IS FOR MATURE BELIEVERS >Mikveh is a very holy and special act a person can perform, bringing themselves closer to YHWH and in infilling of the Holy Spirit. Even Peter´s advice to those Jews asking what they should do concerning YHWH and Yeshua when Peter was preaching after being filled with the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.
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