Adopting a Messianic Lifestyle


Up to this point in our study introducing the Messianic movement, we have examined some of the aspects of Messianic theology and lifestyle practice. Some of the most obvious differences, between your standard Christian and Messianic Believer, is that Messianics believe themselves to be a part of Israel and not part of a separate “Church”; Messianics believe in the continued validity of the Torah or Law of Moses for Believers; and all Messianic Believers tend to know that future events involving Israel’s restoration will somehow involve them. It is imperative that before we move forward that we discuss the various aspects of the Messianic lifestyle, steps that you need to take if you are new to all this, challenges that you will face, and the appropriate attitude that you should have should you be criticized.

You should be motivated to pursue Messianic things first and foremost, because the Holy Spirit has convicted you and personally shown you that there is indeed “something” to all of this. Your motivation should be wanting to get the most out of your relationship with the God of Israel, pursuing full compliance with Holy Scripture, and living as a disciple of Messiah Yeshua. You should be motivated out of a strong desire to grow and mature in your faith, and because you are not satisfied with having a stagnant faith. You want to know more about the mysteries of God, and indeed know God better yourself, being more sensitive to His leading.

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reproduced from Introduction to Things Messianic

Are you new to the Messianic movement? Do you have questions about what the Messianic movement, lifestyle, and theologies are all about? Do you need answers on a wide variety of issues with some detailed information? If these are the questions you have been asking, then Introduction to Things Messianic is a book that will definitely benefit you.

Written to the new person investigating Messianic things, Introduction to Things Messianic is a compilation of articles that will inform the inquirer on a wide array of Messianic topics relevant to the current state and growth of our movement, including:

  • Is “the Church” truly a new group of elect?
  • Is the Torah or Law of Moses really relevant for Believers today?
  • Who were the ancient Pharisees and what did they believe?
  • What are the ancient civilizations relevant to the Bible?
  • Am I required to keep the Sabbath?
  • What are the Biblical festivals?
  • Am I required to eat kosher?
  • Why do many Messianics use the proper name of God?
  • What do Messianics think about the end-times?
  • How do I properly grow in this new walk of faith?

These questions, and many more, are discussed and detailed in Introduction to Things Messianic. This book builds on the foundational material in Hebraic Roots: An Introductory Study in a much more thorough way for those wanting an in-depth view of these basic issues. Introduction to Things Messianic can be used for a single person or a group Bible study, as study questions follow each chapter. This publication can also be used as an excellent primer to other publications available from Messianic Apologetics.

250 pages