YHVH – the Hebrew Name for our heavenly Father. Pronounced YAHuah or YAHveh.
YAHushua – Our Messiah’s Hebrew Name
Torah - The first five books of the Scriptures - written by Moses. The correct translation of Torah is instruction, NOT law.
Mosheh (Moses) went and spoke these words to all Yisra’el (Israel): “Be strong and courageous, do not fear nor be afraid of them. For it is YHVH your Elohim who is going with you. He does not fail you nor forsake you.” (Deuternonomy 31:6).
The upcoming biblical feasts, not Jewish feasts as most have been led to believe, are primarily about our relationship with our heavenly Father (YHVH). These are appointed times for reconciling with one another and with our Father in heaven. If we take the opportunity to turn to YHVH in sincere repentance in the name of His Son YAHushua (Jesus), He will receive us. The feasts are:
Feast of trumpets or "Yom Teruah" in Hebrew
Leviticus 23:24 “Speak to the children of Yisra’el, saying, ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you have a rest, a remembrance of blowing of trumpets, a set-apart gathering.
Numbers 29:1 ‘And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work, it is a day of blowing the trumpets for you.
Day of Atonement or " Yom Kippur" in Hebrew
Leviticus 25:8 - 9: ‘And you shall count seven Sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years. And the time of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years. You shall then sound a ram’s horn to pass through on the tenth day of the seventh month, on the Day of Atonement cause a ram’s horn to pass through all your land.'
Leviticus 16:29 - 34: “And this shall be for you a law forever: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you afflict your beings, and do no work, the native or the stranger who sojourns among you. For on that day he makes atonement for you, to cleanse you, to be clean from all your sins before YHVH. It is a Sabbath of rest for you, and you shall afflict your beings – a law forever. And the priest, who is anointed and ordained to serve as priest in his father’s place, shall make atonement, and shall put on the linen garments, the set-apart garments, and he shall make atonement for the Most Set-apart Place, and make atonement for the Tent of Meeting and for the altar, and make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly. And this shall be for you a law forever, to make atonement for the children of Yisra’el, for all their sins, once a year.” And he did as YHVH commanded Mosheh.
Feast of Tabernackles or " Sukkot" in Hebrew
Numbers 29:12 ‘And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work. And you shall observe a festival to YHVH seven days,
Leviticus 23:34 “Speak to the children of Yisra’el, saying, ‘On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Booths for seven days to YHVH.
Mosheh encouraged the Yisra’elites not to falter on the edge of the promised land, as the previous generation had done. He told them to "be strong and courageous," and he comforted them by telling them that YHVH would not fail or forsake them.
The writer to the book of Hebrews encourages us to rely on our heavenly Father to provide for all our needs, he tells us to avoid greed and materialism because He has already promised not to forsake us: "Make sure that your character is free from the love of money (Mommon), being content with what you have.
Psalm 118:6 - 8: "YHVH is on my side; I do not fear what man does to me! YHVH is for me among those helping me; Therefore I look on those hating me. It is better to take refuge in YHVH than to trust in man."
Hebrews 13:5 - 6: Let your way of life be without the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. For He Himself has said, "I shall never leave you nor forsake you, so that we boldly say, YHVH is my helper, I shall not fear what man shall do to me.”
People who have been abandoned or abused by a parent or spouse sometimes suffer with anxiety about their relationship with our heavenly Father (YHVH). They might project their hurts and fears from human relationships onto their relationship with our Father (YHVH). They fear that He will withdraw His love from them. Such a view of YHVH makes a true faith relationship almost impossible. Our Father (YHVH)wants His people to know that He will not fail us, nor will He abandon us.
Even in times when our Father (YHVH) punished Yisra’el (Israel) for disobedience, it was not as if He had abandoned them or cast them off. He punishes Yisra’el (Israel) as a father disciplines his beloved son. Our Father (YHVH) is faithful to His people. Even when He sent the children of Yisra’el (Israel) into exile, He did not send them out alone. The rabbis teach that our Father's Dwelling Presence went with the people of Yisra’el (Israel) when they were driven from their land, and that He will return with them when they are gathered back into the land.
We can trust our Father in Heaven (YHVH), He travels with us even in the lonely places of pain and exile. He will not fail us or forsake us.