Discover Your Jewish Roots
Discover the Jewish Roots of Your Christian Faith
Pastors Larry and Tiz have brought many powerful and life-changing revelations to the body of Christ including Breaking Family Curses and the 7 Places Jesus Shed His Blood. But perhaps the most extraordinary and important revelation is the teaching on the Jewish Roots of the Christianity. They absolutely believe this revelation is an essential part of what will usher in the return of our Messiah. Over the past decade Pastor Larry has become a recognized authority and acclaimed writer on this subject. His latest book, “Unveiling Ancient Biblical Secrets” and the best-selling book “The Torah Blessing” go into great depth and detail in explaining how and why the church needs to return to the ancient Hebrew understanding of the scriptures. It’s a revelation that will bring the Bible to life as never before…and it’s a valuable key to releasing new blessing and miracles into your life, ministry, family and finances.
Pastor Larry began this incredible journey about fifteen years ago, outside the ruins of an ancient synagogue in Capernaum. God spoke to him in an appointed moment of time that He would teach him to re-read the Bible through the eyes of a Jewish Jesus. It’s a journey that has led you here today and one that you may feel God is calling you to make personally. Perhaps you’ve never really thought about the Bible as a Jewish book written by Jewish men. Most people don’t even think about the fact that their Savior is Jewish, that He (Jesus) was born and raised in a Jewish home and was from the lineage of King David. He went to the Temple, attended synagogue, studied Torah, celebrated Shabbat and all the Bible Holidays. He was a Jewish Rabbi in Israel and lived what we consider an orthodox life; just as all of the Apostles, including Paul, Peter, John and James.
There is no where in scripture that says they forsook their Jewish roots; rather they all continued to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob just as their forefathers only with the added revelation that Jesus (Yeshua) was and is the Messiah; fulfilling the prophecies and promises God made through the prophets like Jeremiah, Zechariah, Daniel and Isaiah. Jesus said in Matthew 5:17 that He did not come to abolish the Torah but rather to show you and I (the world) how to live it…not in a legalistic way but with love, joy and faith. In these last days believers around the world are realizing what the Apostle Paul taught in Romans 11, that we are meant to be grafted in to the Jewish people and their salvation history. And as you begin to discover and develop this revelation for yourself, a whole new understanding of God’s Word, promises and purpose for your life will emerge. So start your journey with us today, return to the rich heritage of your faith and experience a whole new dimension of spiritual purpose and destiny.
We encourage you to watch Pastors Larry and Tiz live webcast every Sunday at 9:30 & 11:15 am CT. You can also stay up-to-date with our latest teachings by watching our weekly television broadcast, New Beginnings, on the Daystar Television Network or by clicking here.
Scriptures to Study:
Acts 3:21, Acts 15, Acts 21:26, Romans 9-11, Galatians 3:29, Ephesians 3:1-6, Ephesians 2:11-22, Genesis 12:1-3, Isaiah 51:1, 2, Jeremiah 6:16, Jeremiah 16:19, Jeremiah 31:31-33, Ezekiel 37, Amos 9:11-15
In these last days God is restoring the Jewish heritage, history and ancient wisdom back to the church. Believers around the world are hungry to understand the origins of our faith. One biblical revelation that has been hidden in plain sight is Jesus was Jewish.
He was born to Jewish parents, raised in a Jewish home and learned all the Jewish customs and practices according to the Torah. At the age of twelve, his parents found Him sitting among the rabbis of the temple discussing the Torah.
Through-out his life, Jesus (Yeshua) attended synagogue and as he launched his ministry at around age 30 he became known as “Rabbi.” His wisdom, revelation and understanding of the Torah astounded all of Israel.
Even though many things have changed since ancient biblical times; one thing that has not changed–Jesus Christ still offers a new beginning for you. God has provided a way for sins to be forgiven, curses to be broken and the covenant blessings of the Bible to be released — through the Lamb of God, Jesus the Messiah.
Here is just a few of the many life-changing words that our Lord and Savior spoke:
“Do not think I’ve come to destroy the Law (The Torah) or the Prophets. I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.” Matthew 5:17
“…The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” Mark 1:15
“For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” Luke 9:56
“…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
John 3:16 is perhaps the most beloved, best known scripture from the Bible. It’s an amazing statement of hope from our Messiah that expresses God’s unconditional love and eternal desire for mankind and for you.
Our God is so much more than our Creator; He is also our Heavenly Father. He loves us with a deep abiding love that is sometimes difficult to understand. That’s why He sent Jesus; so we would have an eternal example of God’s love. Jesus is the perfect picture of God’s love. As we come to trust and believe in Him with our whole heart we can begin to experience this love and His salvation.
The Bible tells us how we can receive salvation and forgiveness…
Romans 10:9 says if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:13 says whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
We know its God’s will and desire that you call on Him to come into your life today. Your visit to this web page is no accident, so we encourage you to call on the name of the Lord right now.
We’ve enclosed a special prayer for you to pray so you can seal this moment for ever. As you speak this over yourself, it really becomes your declaration of faith to God. It immediately releases His forgiveness and freedom into your life. This prayer also makes a powerful statement of your heart-felt intentions to serve the Lord through-out your entire life.
I come before You in the name and in the power of Your Son, Jesus. I admit that I’m a sinner and I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. Jesus, come into my heart and make me a new person. Change me from the inside out and mold me into who You want me to be. Father, as You gave Your Son’s life for me, I give my life to You.
Right now, I break every family curse and every generational curse on my life. I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over my mind, my spirit, and my body. I break every yoke and every bondage from my past, and I sever those ties through the power of the blood of Jesus.
I declare my freedom right now. I claim my liberty right now. I claim all that has been lost to be restored to me right now. Fill me, Lord, with Your love, Your peace, Your joy, and Your victory. Thank you.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Congratulations and welcome to the family of God! We’re so excited about your new beginning. You’re decision to accept the Lord is the best thing that could ever happen. Through the coming weeks and months we know God will reveal more of His awesome destiny and powerful heavenly purpose for your life. Please send us an e-mail and tell us about your experience today and then please stay in touch.
We also want to encourage you to build a strong, meaningful relationship with God. It all begins with a prayer and continues over time with learning how to love God and how to love God’s people. The Bible teaches that faith has corresponding action. (James 2:17, 18) These actions are very spiritual and include praying, giving, studying and serving the Lord. As you pursue these things in your life you will develop godly character and integrity. It’s a wonderful journey and a great adventure.
Pastors Larry and Tiz Huch have developed many great resources that will teach you how to live a victorious Christian life. This includes teaching on the 7 Places Jesus Shed His Blood, Free At Last: Breaking Family Curses, No Limits No Boundaries, and The Torah Blessing. These and the other resources will help you strengthen your faith and chart your course.
We encourage you to watch Pastors Larry and Tiz live webcast every Sunday at 9:30 and 11:15 am CT and Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. You can also stay up-to-date with our latest teachings by watching our weekly television broadcast, New Beginnings, on the Daystar Television Network or right here at larryhuchministries.com.
Thank you for visiting our website today; you’re in our prayers and we are standing in faith that your best is yet to come!
One of the most exciting teachings in Jewish roots is the revelation of the Sabbath, or as it’s called in Hebrew, Shabbat. This special day is an appointed time on heaven’s calendar just like all the other Biblical Holidays described in Leviticus 23 including Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot.
Shabbat begins just before sundown every Friday night and is ordained by God to be a miracle opportunity for you and your family to receive an outpouring of peace, prosperity, healing, joy, and many other wonderful blessings. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced and it will immediately bring you and your family together in the presence of the Lord. This is why Hebrews 4 teaches us to be diligent to enter into the Sabbath rest. It’s a supernatural time for you!
You can celebrate Shabbat with Pastors Larry and Tiz through-out the year in conjunction with many of the biblical holidays. Join us here at DFW New Beginnings in Dallas or join us online as part of our e-church family and watch the live church webcast. Just check in our event page for the next scheduled Shabbat. You will learn how to restore a valuable part of your salvation history and begin to experience another part of your biblical inheritance. It all comes through remembering and honoring the Sabbath.
Pastors Larry and Tiz offer many great Shabbat teachings and gifts through the online bookstore and recommend you start by sending for the beautifully produced, full length DVD called “Celebrate Shabbat”. This unique evening of ministry captures the fullness of this celebration and shows you how to observe this divinely appointed time. They take you step by step through the many customs and traditions, teach you the revelation of the family blessings and lead you in the powerful prayers to release the miracle blessings connected with this very special night.
The Mitzvah of Tzedekah
The Sabbath begins with an offering for the poor. This is known as the Mitzvah of Tzedakah (the commandment to do good). Each member of the household puts an amount of money in the Tzedakah Box to be given for some charitable cause.
This is a valuable opportunity for the whole gathering to display and develop the spirit of giving, especially within the children. It’s fitting that just before we light the candles and enter into the blessing of the Lord that we show our willingness to be a light to the world by being a blessing to others. This offering can always be accompanied by a special prayer.
Lighting the Candles
The lighting of the candles marks the beginning of the Sabbath. It’s traditional for the ladies to light the candles because according to the ancient teachings it is the ladies who are God’s centerpiece for bringing light, peace, joy and harmony into their home and then into the world. When the ladies finish the prayer and open their eyes, Shabbat begins.
This powerful moment is much more than a ritual and represents an important time of transition from the natural into the supernatural presence of God. There are usually two candles which symbolize Sabbath peace and Sabbath blessing. The two candles also represent the two Shabbat commandments; to remember the Sabbath and also to keep it.
The number of candles that are lit can vary, with two candles being the minimum. You may also wish to light a candle for each of the children and especially any unmarried daughters in the family for their future spouse.
Remember, nothing we do during Shabbat is meant to be legalistic and we should never take an all or nothing approach. Shabbat is a special day and should be a celebration!
Blessing for Lighting the Candles: Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has set us apart by His commandments and commanded us to kindle the Sabbath lights.
Blessing Over the Wife and Mother
Shabbat is meant to bring the family closer to God and closer to each other. So, as the evening continues the husband reads Proverbs 31 to honor his wife and all the ladies of the household.
As the scripture is being read and ‘confessed’ over the ladies of the family it conveys a powerful spiritual truth to everyone, that the wife and women of the house are to be admired, respected and valued.
The children too will sense and feel the harmony, unity and closeness God intends to be apart of the marriage relationship. When finishing the scripture reading the husband can pray a special prayer over his wife and any ladies in attendance.
Blessing Over the Father and Husband
A special blessing and prayer for the husband is not part of the traditional Jewish service however the wife is certainly welcomed and encouraged to select and read scriptures and pray a special blessing over her husband and any men gathered.
God’s values, teachings and commandments are to be primarily passed down to each generation by both Dad and Mom. It’s so much easier to fulfill our family mission when the father is seen in his role as the ‘high priest’ of the family. God intends for the man to initiate the blessing of love, peace, joy, wisdom, favor, strength, and healing in the home. Taking a few moments to acknowledge the role of the Father and pay him honor and respect will add a powerful dimension to the evening.
Remember, Shabbat is never meant to be legalistic. We can feel free to add special touches through-out the celebration that make it unique and memorable for the family.
Blessing the Children
God has a wonderful destiny and divine assignment for every child. The weekly Sabbath blessing over the children is a divine appointment to release the flow of God’s power and purpose into their lives. It is also a special occasion for the children to really sense and feel just how much they are loved.
Traditionally the father puts their hands on the children as they are blessed however the mother can also participate. This blessing can always be accompanied by a special prayer.
The first blessing is over the sons: May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.
Now why Ephraim and Manasseh? Ephraim and Manasseh were Joseph’s sons and they were the first brothers of the Bible that got along. Up until then you had, Cain and Abel, Jacob and Esau, Joseph and all his brothers. But Ephraim and Manasseh were different in that they did not fight with each other. Once you speak this blessing it is customary to pray over all the sons in the family; both for those in attendance and those that are away.
Then the daughters are blessed: May God make you like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah.
These were all great women of the Bible, the matriarchs of our faith, who raised their families in the ways of God and influenced the world with the teachings of God. When we speak this blessing we are releasing their godly traits and qualities over our daughters. Again, once you speak this blessing it is customary to pray over all the daughters in the family; both for those in attendance and those that are elsewhere.
Afterwards there is a tradition that says to go and whisper something in their ear. Tell them you are proud of them. Remind them how much you love them. Say something positive about them. Or if they are not there, call them, or write them a little note.
Shabbat is a time of great joy and thanksgiving and the wine is a symbol of that joy. As we lift up our cup before the Lord we remember His many blessings and convey an attitude of thankfulness for all that He has done in our lives.
We reconnect to the revelation that no matter what we may have faced during the week, on the Sabbath we enter into the presence, blessing and joy of the Lord which is our strength.
As New Testament believers we have an added revelation concerning the redemptive work of our Messiah. Jesus likened the Passover wine to His blood and then He shed His blood in 7 places so we could be redeemed, restored and blessed in every area of life. Shabbat then is a type of communion that provides us another opportunity to re-establish these powerful truths in our life, for our family, with our health, in our finances and more.
Blessing over the wine: Blessed are you Lord our God, King of the Universe, creator of the fruit of the vine.
The Washing of the Hands
One of the deeper teachings of Shabbat is with the washing of the hands. Water represents God’s spiritual wisdom and divine power. It is also symbolic of baptism which washes off the limitations and curses of this world so that we can live in the supernatural power of God.
This takes place just before we break the bread of prosperity because we are making the statement that we don’t want to earn a living on our own wisdom or the wisdom of this world. We look to God who gives us wisdom liberally so that every thing we put our hands too will prosper.
You wash the right hand first by pouring water over it twice; then pour water twice over the left hand. The first washing is to break off the curses of this world and wash away the limitations. The second washing is to release God’s wisdom, anointing and power.
The Challah Bread – A Double Portion
The Challah bread is a specially braided bread and symbolic of the double portion of God’s provision. During the wilderness experience God caused a double portion of manna to fall, so the children of Israel wouldn’t have to work on the Sabbath. This miracle is commemorated each Friday by blessing two loaves of Challah at the Shabbat meal.
It’s traditional to keep the bread covered on both the top and the bottom until this time in the meal because it represents another aspect of God’s miracle provision. The dew on the top was to preserve the blessing and the dew on the bottom was to add flavor to the provision. It’s all symbolic of what God wants to do with our blessing today.
God is saying to us, “I am Jehovah Jireh your Provider”, and when you keep the Sabbath, I will abundantly provide whatever you’re hungry for. I will always preserve and protect you. My blessing will add great flavor and quality to your life. What a reminder to ourselves and our family that the blessing of God is supernatural; that this is not by might, not by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord.
The bread of course is an important symbol of the new covenant, faith in the Messiah and of communion. So as we lift up the two loaves toward heaven and speak the blessing we follow with a prayer that releases the many benefits of New Covenant.
After the blessing you take the bread and dip it in salt. In the Temple salt was offered together with every sacrifice (Leviticus 2:13). Salt never spoils or decays, therefore, it is symbolic of our eternal covenant with God. That’s why the verse refers to it as “the salt of your God’s covenant. Salt also adds taste to everything and our covenant with God is supposed to add meaning and flavor to every moment of our lives.
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