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Unapologetically Pro-Torah
Unashamedly Pro-Israel
Irrevocably Zionist
“… out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of ADONAI from Yerushalayim.”
(Isaiah 2:3)
Jew and Gentile (Synagogue and Church), one in Messiah. (Ephesians 2:14)
“For He is our peace, Who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, …”

If your life is not in jeopardy for what you believe, you’re probably on the wrong side!
If you don’t believe Genesis 1-11, how can you possibly believe John 3:16?
“Indeed, all who want to live a godly life united with the Messiah Yeshua will be persecuted.” (2Tim 3:12)
It is what you actually believe that determines how you walk out your faith, “but avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, quarrels and fights about the Torah; because they are worthless and futile.” (Titus 3:9)

About the Messianic Seal

The emblem which has become known as the “Messianic Seal” was apparently used by Believers in Mashiach in first century Jerusalem in the Messianic Synagogue that was led by Ya'akov ben Yosef, the half-brother of Yeshua. Discovered on artifacts that were secretly excavated from Mt. Zion prior to the 1967 six-day war by a Greek Orthodox monk who was living as a hermit in the Old City, the Seal consists of a menorah whose base is intertwined with the “tail” of the ichthys (fish symbol), creating a Magen David, or Shield (Star) of David.

The artifacts were discovered in a grotto near the Tomb of David and the traditional site of the Upper Room in the Old City, which was apparently used by the miqra at Yerushalayim for their mikvah and as a place for anointing with oil for healing. It is also speculated that new believers were anointed with oil as part of their mikvah to symbolize the immersion of the believer by the Ruach HaKodesh into the Body of Mashiach.

The menorah reminds us of the Holy Temple (Exod. 25:31-37) and conveys the message of hope and salvation associated with it. Seven is the number of perfection. Its seven-branched shape symbolizes the Tree of Life that stood in the middle of the Garden of Eden, and which will stand again in the New Yerushalayim, and carries the promise of eternal life. Its seven lamps which give the light in its fullest intensity symbolizes the light of God, assurance of God’s enlightening presence in the middle of New Yerushalayim. (Zech 4:1-6; Rev. 22:1-5) It also speaks to us of the light of Torah and the Righteousness of God. (Prov. 6:23; 13:9; Psalm 36:9-10; 37:6; 119:105, 130; Job 29:3; Isa. 2:1-5) It also reminds us that Yisra'el is called by God to be a light to the Goyim (Isa. 42:6-7; 49:6; 6:1-5). The menorah has been used as a symbol for Torah for over 3,000 years.

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