Promoting a simple understanding of the Royal Priesthood

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Teshuvah College for Melchizedek priests

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TESHUVAH MINISTRIES: Mailing Address: PMB 173; 2900 Government Way; Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

Who We Are

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7) WE KEEP THE CREATOR'S CALENDAR
(We used to keep man's calendar)

Meaning we do not celebrate the high holy-days of Christianity (Christmas and Easter) or any of the other days which have been set-apart by men to honor pagan deities. Yahovah himself has set apart over 70 days a year for us to celebrate. Those are the appointments that we keep and we so with delight! We use the Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar to help us live in this rhythm. There are inherent flaws in the other calendars and strange things like the floating lunar Sabbath and the fallacy of a sunrise-to-sunrise reckoning of a day. We keep the Seventh-day Sabbath from Friday evening to Saturday evening because a day is "evening and morning" as YHVH Elohim said and Yahshua never challenged the rabbis on when they were keeping the Shabbats. We sight the New Moon by the sliver because that is the most simple and the only method by which it is possible to sight it and to follow without depending on man


8) WE ARE FOLLOWERS OF THE HEBREW MESSIAH, YAHSHUA HA'MASHIACH
(We used to follow the greek 'Jesus')

The traditional “Jesus” of Christianity is a white-western construction based on Greek thought and modern “enlightened” western philosophy. “Yahshua,” or “Yeshua” on the other hand, is not a Hebrew name for “Jesus,” but the Hebrew son of the God of Israel. Yahshua was a Jew, an Israelite who came as a Hebrew to the Hebrews. He thought and spoke Hebrew. He read the Hebrew Torah. Those who followed him and the gospel writers were also Hebrews. Therefore, our Rabbi is the only true Messiah, the Hebrew man, Yahshua, Son of YHVH (God the Father).


9) WE KEEP THE ROYAL LAW
(We used to keep a denominations man-made religious / extra laws)

There is only one everlasting Royal Law. It is found in Scripture written down in The Book of the Covenant at Exodus 19-24. To break it is death. The Levitical Law, which was added law and came after the initial Melchizedek Covenant (that YHVH made with Israel at the base of Mt. Sinai) was prescriptive law, never covenant law. After Israel broke that initial Covenant YHVH came up with the New Covenant for the children of Israel. This New Covenant is superior contract (way) for people keep the everlasting Royal Law (Jer. 31:31). The “New Covenant” is not a new set of laws, but a new mechanism by which we are enabled to keep YHVH's everlasting Royal Law. This is very good news.



10) WE ARE MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTS
(We used to work for a church)

The plan at the time of the Exodus was for Israel to become a kingdom of Melchizedek priests to the world. Through Israel the whole world was to be blessed by bringing the nations into Israel and into covenant with their Creator so that they could be saved. Among many things, Yahshua came to give was a way for Israel to again become his Melchizedek priests to the world. He was made the high-priest and king after the order of Melchizedek. Those of us who have taken our place in his New Covenant and have made him our head (authority) are his priests to the world. His royal priesthood. His Melchizedek priests Buy theBack to the Melchizedek Futureb book.


11) WHAT WE ARE NOT


We are not Christians. We are not Messianics. We are not Jewish. We do not suppress women. We do not make chaos. We are  not rude. We are not religious. We are not pastors; nor are we building a "church." We are helping make level paths for this journey out of Babylon for Scattered Israel.









1) WE ARE A HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM
(We are ehad and are best friends)


We believe women and men are equally called by Rabbi Yahshua to speak, teach and/or lead. Isaac and Rebekah are happy to work together in ministry and support each other in their own unique callings for the advancement of YHVH's Kingdom. We do not believe in suppressing women because the Ruach flows through them––they reflect Her. Rebekah is happy to carry the vision for ministry, speak and operate as the Executive Director of Teshuvah Ministries and Isaac is happy to advise, edit, support, build, give input & guide quietly.


2) WE ARE HUMANS WITH HEARTS AND A STORY

(Which means we are like you)


We have a history you know nothing about and a lifetime of experience making us experts and wise in some area and still newbies in others. The battle rages around us; we feel pain, get tired, need encouragement and love. We have a family, responsibilities and, jobs outside of leading this ministry. We, too are looking for a place, friends, peace and joy. But words can hurt and this movement seems to attract abusers. Each of us will be accountable for how we speak to each other. So, hugs are better and the right words can bring us back to life. Cyber space is hard and so we prefer face-to-face.


3) THIS WEBSITE IS A COLLECTION PLACE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES
Outside of the desire to find community for our
daughters, we view our ministry as a growing  collection of da'at that our daughters and their families will be able to access at anytime in order to remember why dad and mom (and themselves) believed what they do (did). You are benefiting from our desire to create a place to collect the waters we drink from for them.


4) WE HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO THE WILDERNESS
We lost our home and business in the financial dive of 2008 and lived off-grid in a tipi for 4 years and survived the harsh winters of North Idaho with young daughters. We know hard. We know the wilderness intimately. We know why we were taken to the wilderness. Through it we now know who our Elohim is and who we are. See our Our Off-Grid Tipi Life Video and Strawberry Mountain Farm For Sale and our Back to Eden Garden video. We are available to speak on this topic during Sukkot.


5) WE ARE HEBREWS

(We used to be part of a man-made religion)


Meaning we have crossed-over from the paganism of man-made religion toward the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. As we all have, we grew up inheriting lies from our forefathers. Lead by the Ruach ha'Kodesh (YHVH's Spirit) we have repented and done a 180º. We have journeyed far and have ‘crossed over the Jordan’ like Abraham did–making us Hebrews.


6) WE ARE EPHRAIMITES

(We used to be SDA's)


We are part of the Scattered 10 tribes who Yahovah dispersed among the nations–until the appointed time when he would call them out. The Jews belong to the Southern Kingdom (primarily made up of  2 tribes: Judah & Benjamin). ‘Ephraim’ & ‘Israel’ are interchangeable terms referring to the Northern Kingdom (the remaining 10 tribes). Whether blood or not, it doesn’t matter there has always been an open door into Israel––and coming into Israel is the point. We have experienced the required circumcision of the heart and have responded to Yahovah from a distant land–making us Ephraimites. See Jim Staley's Identity Crisis Video.

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