Hu Yiv’neh, He will build.

I decided to write about my ongoing experiences as a Yahudi (Follower of YHWH). It is my hope that others that are seeking a relationship with Avinu (our Father) will find my experiences informative and helpful.

Please let me stress that I am not writing this from the viewpoint of an expert, rather it is the viewpoint of a student. Sometimes hearing from someone else that’s in the same boat can ease the anxiety. This is the journal of one mans journey, not a reference on what all Yahudim can expect.

Hu Yiv’neh was given to me as the title because that is exactly what will happen. He will build in me His laws, His commands, and His right rulings. You might have noticed this is the future tense of the verb. This is because my walk in YHWH is an everlasting process, it is never complete. We must strive everyday to learn more, to become more faithful, to become truly Kadosh (set apart). I am excited about what He has in store for me and where my life is going. I hope my experiences will help you in your journey!

Hu Yiv’neh, He will build.

7 Responses to “About”

  1. nellyft Says:

    Hey 🙂 Thanks for you comment on my very new blog. I don’t know how to make it shown yet … but I’ll find out. Seems like we’re in similar situations, just that you know a little more where you’re heading than me… I’ll keep reading your blog. 🙂

  2. Rusty Says:

    Shalom Lou,
    Very nice movement to Hebraic roots….but DO NOT LEAVE Messiah behind…it is a lost cause if you do.

  3. Lou Says:

    Absolutely Rusty! I will be speaking more on this in the future.

  4. Jen Says:

    What sect of Judaism did you convert to – Orthodox, Conservative, Reform?

  5. Lou Says:

    Thank you for the question Jen. I really don’t like putting a name to my beliefs other than Yahudim but if I had to give another name, I could call it Messianic Judaism. Personally, I don’t like to use that title because of the many groups that call themselves Messianic but really are nothing more than Christianity wrapped in a tallit.

    I realize that for so many years my Hebrew brothers and sisters have been doing so much correctly as opposed to what I was doing in Christianity. That is not to say that everything they do/say is perfect. They are after all human. I liken them to an older, wiser brother and I being the younger, foolish brother had ventured far away from my Father and home. One day, after realizing I was covered in mud and filth, I longed to return home to my Father and brother. My blog is about that long road home.

    I observe Shabbat and all the appointed times as per the Torah. I also believe that the Messiah was born, died for our sins, and was resurrected. I do not believe the Messiah’s name was Jesus or Iesous or any name other than Yahushua. I believe His sacrifice was the perfect atonement for our sins but that does not give me a free pass. I love and observe the Torah. I know the Father has a name, YHWH! So many years this was kept a secret from us and now His name is being made known throughout the world.

    This is a really condensed version of my faith but I hope it answers your question. I realize that these beliefs may cause both mainstream Judaism and Christianity to push me away but that is a price I must accept. The love of my Father, YHWH, is too great a gift to throw away because of the ridicule of man.

  6. James Says:

    Hi Lou, I took the liberty of reviewing Family of Messiah’s website over the long holiday weekend and now have a better understanding of where you are coming from. Even though the website is a general representation of your faith, I still was able to grasp some the theology that Family of Messiah is based on.

    I do have a couple of questions that might foster a possible conversation in the future. How does your belief reconcile the diversity of religion? From what I can tell, your group has gotten the relationship with YHWH correctly. I can only speculate this answer but what happens to every one else, who do not accept the spiritual path you are on, after they die? (Which was not clear on the Family of Messiah’s website.)

  7. Lou Says:

    James, I wanted to let you know I’m not ignoring your questions. I just want to put some serious thought into my answers. In fact, I intend to answer these questions in an upcoming post, so please bear with me.

    Todah, thanks.

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