We are Scott and Carrie. We have 6 energetic kids who range in age from 3-12, several with special needs. We have been on a 10 year journey of God at work writing the Torah on our hearts. What a blessing it has been!!
We are, by the continued prompting of God’s Spirit, establishing a Torah-Loving Messianic Fellowship with like-minded families and individuals. We desire to love God the way He instructs us through obedience and set-apartness, as a result of the grace that He has poured out on us. We seek community where we can remember the Sabbath together, celebrate appointed times together and grow in our knowledge and love for God together as we await the Messiah’s return.
This has been a long and continued journey for us. It began with a question,
“Yeshua said, if you love me obey my commands (John 14:15), but what does that mean?”
What commands does He want us to obey? How do we love God with all of our heart, mind and strength? Why do we choose only 9 or 10 of the commands in the Torah and ignore the rest? What does it mean when David and Paul say they love the Law? And the questions just continued. As we struggled and studied, we began applying Torah into our lives. We also began celebrating the festivals as best as we knew how-and in doing so have seen the wonderful ways that Messiah is revealed throughout.
- We seek to observe the Law because we seek to follow God, who, in his grace and through His Son Yeshua, has redeemed us from the penalty of falling short of the requirements. Now that we have been bought by the Messiah with his blood, and God’s Spirit confirms that the Laws are to be engraved in our hearts, we desire to know God and be His people. We are no longer strangers, but grafted into the Covenant People.
- We strive to uphold even the least of the commandments, but not add to the commandments, until all is accomplished, as Yeshua instructed. By upholding these all we are loving God with all our hearts and loving our neighbor as ourselves.
- We desire to meet with God on the appointed times, which were established for all generations; Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), Rosh-Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippur(Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). We choose not to participate in celebration of days that center around pagan worship.
- We desire to remember the Sabbath on the appointed day, the 7th day, and keep it holy by not working and by studying the Scriptures.
- We desire to study the Word deeply and wholly in its original context and allow God’s Spirit to reveal the mysteries of God.
- We desire to proclaim the Gospel of Yeshua the Messiah, that He paid the debt for our falling short of the Law and now, through the work of the Spirit, this same Law is engraved on our hearts, initiating within us a striving to follow the example of Yeshua, who was in perfect obedience to the Law.
- We desire to speak the Truth in love and humility, understanding that only by the revelation of the Holy Spirit will people have ears to hear, eyes to see and hearts to understand. We do not wish to debate or be confrontational about these things. However we would, with much joy, love to share the work that God, through the redemption of the Messiah and work of the Spirit, has begun in us.
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Jeremiah 31:33
Hebrews 10:15-18 restates this prophecy, confirms it with the Holy Spirit, and links it to the sacrifice of Yeshua, the promised Messiah, on the cross.
Yeshua, himself, confronts the idea that the Law is nullified, as recorded in Matthew. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:17-19
As prophesied by Jeremiah, confirmed by the work of God’s Spirit, and instructed by the Messiah, the Law (Torah) is written on the hearts of His people until the heavens and earth pass away and all is accomplished.