How does the Messianic form of religious faith differ from mainstream Christian belief? In a true sense, it is a return to a "whole Bible" basis for belief and worship. The New Testament, comprised of just 27 books, was never to be considered as a "replacement" for the Tenach, or Old Testament, nor are the New Testament writings the sole basis of our faith. The New Testament apostles refer to the Old Testament hundreds of times in explaining the basis of belief and doctrine. Nor has the Old Covenant been completely "abolished" in the New Covenant. It is instructive that the word "New" in Biblical Greek means a refreshed, revised, or "better" covenant. (Heb. 7:19, 22; 8:6; 12:24) Just as a butterfly does not represent an abolishing of his former self (the caterpiller), but a transformation, so too the New Covenant represents a transformed and improved form of the Old, firmly based and built upon the same original Biblical principles. (Heb. 7:12) We have more Messianic teaching available...
What is the Messianic view on Biblical Torah (Old Testament law)? We uphold New Testament teaching and "establish the law" (Rom. 3:31), believing that "not one jot or tittle" is removed for the believer (Matt. 5:17-19). However, under the New Covenant there is a transformation of law (Heb. 7:12). Yah's commands represent principles and precepts for us under the New Covenant, which has been called a "preceptive" view of Torah. Read more about God's
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The Garments of the High Priest Demonstration
Guest evangelist T'Challah Pinkard presented the dress of the High Priest
of Biblical Israel. Each peice shown in progression tells of the great
Spiritual truths that are revealed through these set apart garments.
The New Covenant application can be found in the passage of Ephesians
chapter 6, verses 10 through 18, where Paul tells us of the garments,
not of priestly duty, but of the faithful Christian Spiritual warrior
who has accepted his role in the dual calling of the Son of David.
Below is the linen ephod, which is pure and white, reminding us of the
righteousness of the saints.
Below left is the Sash, the Old Covenant predecessor of the Belt of
Truth which girds our loins and covers our Spiritual nakedness. To the
right below is shown the Tunic and Sash as worn together.
Below left is shown the Breastplate of Righteousness described in both
Ephesians chapter 6 and Isaiah chapter 59. On the below right is shown
the full outfit.
The Urim and Thumim below left testify of the perfecting light of
On the left are the shoulder epaulets.
These wonderful truths are only fully comprehensible to those under
the New Covenant, who understand the meaning of the wondrous types and
shadows found in the Tenach (Old Testament) Scriptures.
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