NAZARENE ISRAELITE ???
Why I call myself a Nazarene Israelite
By Rabbi Schmuel Thompson
Many people today call themselves by names that are either not biblical or that belong to a group or fellowship that they attend. Some will say they are Pentecostal because they go to a Pentecostal church, others Baptist because they attend the local Baptist Church; You can catch what I am implying here.
Some will say they are Charismatic because their church is charismatic.
Many say they are “Christian” because they follow “Christ” and also because the New Testament believers as they say were known as Christians first at Antioch.
The problem here is that none of the above names are actually written in scripture and neither one of these amongst others were used in reference to Moshiach Yahshua or His Talmidim.
In fact not a lot of people stop to ask the question (of them-selves) "Why (do) I call myself this or that"... they are just happy to go along calling themselves something because they have been known as such all their lives.
In fact most people go back generations in their particular faiths.
What is a Nazarene Israelite?
1..."And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Yishai and a Netzer-Branch shall grow out of His roots:
2... And the Ruach Hakodesh (Set apart Spirit) of Yahweh shall rest upon Him, the Ruach (Spirit) of Chochmah (wisdom) and Binah (understanding), the Ruach (Spirit) of Counsel and Might, the Ruach (Spirit) of Da’at (Knowledge) and of the Fear of Yahweh."
This was the prophecy where Yahshua the coming Messiah was called Netzer, and His followers naturally Netzarim, or Nazarenes.
Matthew 2:23.. speaks of this prophecy (Scripture to follow).The rabbis such as Rashi teach that the Netzer, or the Nazarene is, Messiah Son of Joseph, and is called this because He will specifically be sent to find, locate and restore the Ten Tribes of Joseph/Efrayim-Yisrael.
All these attributes are called Sefirot of YHWHs Spirit and His Messiah.
5... "See, the days come", says Yahweh, "that I will raise to Dawid a Tzadik (righteous) Branch, and a Melech (king) shall rule and prosper, and shall execute mishpat (judgement or right ruling) and justice in the earth,
6... In His days Yahudah shall be saved, and Yisrael shall dwell safely: and this is His Name by which He shall be called, Yahweh-Tzidqaynu (Our Righteousness).
7... Therefore, see, the days come", says Yahweh, "that they shall no more say, `Yahweh lives, who brought up the Children of Yisrael out of the land of Mitzrayim (Egypt)`...
8... But...` Yahweh lives, who brought up and who led the zera (Seed) of Beit (House of) Yisrael out of the north country, and from all countries where I had driven them`, and they shall dwell in their own land."
Both houses have been scattered to all nations, not just a select few to Europe.
Renewed Covenant shepherds who understand the true plan of YHWH and the Restoration of both Houses, Shepherds who under-stand YHWH‟s plan, will feed the flock in YHWH‟s desired and revealed manner, even if it means getting on the wrong side of another persons opinions or thoughts.
The people will no more fear separation from YHWH, nor of being outside His favour and favoured Nation. Messiah Yahshua will rule only by the precepts of Torah.
In the Age to come, Judah will be redeemed by the Blood of Atone-ment, and Efrayim-Yisrael will dwell safely back in the land having been redeemed and brought back safely by YHWH to the Land. Both Houses having their blindness removed.
The King here is called YHWH, as it is YHWH and not a mere man who will restore both Houses in salvation and aliyah/immigration. Any man-made attempts to restore both Houses apart from Yah-Shua as King over both Houses, is doomed not only to failure, but to His eternal unchanging wrath.
(This is) why I call myself a Nazarene Israelite, and so should you if you claim to be a follower of Messiah Yahshua.
5... "I am the Vine, you are the netsarim (Branches): He that stays in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing."
Notice Yahshua says to His Talmidim (Disciples) "I am the Vine ye are the Netsarim"...The English word for Netsarim is “Branches” Not `branch of an organization or denomination`, (for) Yahshua is our Vine (Headquarters) and we are the Branches (The Fellow-ships) of Yahshua.
5... "for we have found this man (Rabbi Shaul) a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Yahudim (Jews) throughout the Olam (World), and a ringleader of the Sect of the Notsrim (Nazarenes)."
Yisraelite believers were first called Notsrim, a fulfilment of the prophecies that YHWH would save a preserved handful of Remnant Yisraelites. The terms “preserved” and “watchmen,” depending on the context in the First Covenant, both mean Notsrim. Today, `Notsrim` in Hebrew has the same implications as `Christian`, and since neither the true first-century disciples nor the modern Nazarenes care to be lumped in with that term as it is used today, it may indeed be preferable to use Netsarim.
Netsarim means Branches, seeing that we are the True Branches of the Vine, who Scripture tells us is Yahshua our King.
22... "But we desire to hear from you what you think: for as concerning this Sect, (Nazarenes) we know that everywhere it is spoken against."
Nazarene Yisraelites remain a Sect of Hebraic Faith and not a separate “Gentile” entity called `The Church`. Being a Torah-keeping Nazarene Yisraelite will cause your enemies to multiply.
23 `And he came and dwelt in a city called Natzereth: that it might be fulfilled what was spoken by the Navi (1) "He shall be called a Natzereth." (2)
(1) Isaiah...The Aramaic Peshitta reads `prophet` not `prophets`, as the Greek does.
(2) This is a fulfilment of Isaiah 11:1-2, where Messiah is called the Natzer, or Branch of YHWH’s planting. So naturally He came and dwelt in a city called Natzeret, from the Hebrew root word for branch Natzer, or Netzer depending on the pronunciation.
Article : `Why I Call Myself A Nazarene Israelite` Author : Rabbi Schmuel Thompson.
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