Messianic Study Framework

Lamed Messianic Studies
Framework of Messianic Studies

Some ground rules to establish a solid framework for study.

  • When studying in Lamed Messianic Studies, this framework should be referenced as an established groundwork governing studies.
  • If something is not quite like you remember it before, then some learning and growing has more than likely taken place here.
  • This actually has become a living document as things are discovered as unchanging truths.
    • These truths can be defined and nailed down by scripture or truly common understanding.
    • Truths (which are unchanging) are added to this list or help to define the list.

Basic Vocabulary

  • YHWH - Tetragrammation, The four Consonants that were used as placeholders for the vowel sounds that create the name of the Most High.
    • Yahwah in Aramaic. As many studies as possible will come from the standpoint of Aramaic primacy based on the Eastern Aramaic Peshitta writings which have proven to be more accurate and reliable than the Western Aramaic Peshitto Codex.
    • Yahweh in Hebrew and sometimes referred to as G-D [1] though this reference is slowly falling out of use by YHWH-Fearers as it seems to be rooted in the Gawd Ba'al of Mitzraim (Egypt) and therefore is an allusion to a false deity based on vocabulary alone.
    • Elohim - Also El - basic reference for YHWH, the Created Beings and Messengers, Heaven, Heavenly, anything above the Earth. The 'im makes it plural, thereby giving the idea and persona that YHWH is all, in all, and Creator of all.
    • Adonai - Master - basic reference for YHWH and His appointed Melakh Yahwah (Messenger of YHWH) sent to take human consistency and given all power and authority of YHWH the Father (Abba, Source) for the purpose of being the most perfect blood atonement sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins (Torah-Breaking) in the flesh thereby to redeem the spirit man out of condemnation for going against the perfect Law of Truth and existing in a state of condition outside of the bounds of the corpus of the Law since man is without payment himself being only able to die once and therefore forever existing in a sinful state unless someone goes in the place of man before man and man accepts that sacrifice himself.
    • Sh'ma - Shema - Hear with the understanding that it is something to be processed and then acted upon. Hear, so as to do.
    • H'Shem - HaShem - The Name, Referring to the Name of YHWH so as to not mar His Name in usage.
    • Echad - Ekhad - (Hard, gutteral "h") - One, Unity
    • Malakh - Messenger - Not Angel as this is a bad Latin translation for the intent and function of the described entity.

Concerning HaShem

  1. Adonai our Elohim is One Elohim and there is no Other as was the teaching of Elohim to the Hebrews was that He was One Elohim (Shema Prayer from Deut. 6:4)..
  2. Adonai (Master) will not go against something He Himself has already established or promised, including His Laws (Truth).
  3. HaShem will never bless what He has cursed nor curse what He has blessed.
    • Yes, this also means pork - you may bless your food but YHWH has not. But, this also means spiders, falcons, centipedes, etc. Remember that Law thing above and how the righteous do perform righteousness from the heart even though they are saved by grace? This probably means you are also included if you are to be counted among the righteous (YHWH-Fearers, Torah-Keepers) .
  4. YHWH [1] is a Elohim of Truth and there is no falsehood in Him.
    • Whatever He speaks becomes Truth.
    • Everything around Truth will conform to Truth and Truth does not change.
    • Facts are relative to the circumstances and materials, but Truth is never conditional or relative.

Concerning Students

  1. Everything has a proper context based on:
    • Subject matter
    • Audience and cultural sources and roots
    • Audience background of knowledge and understanding
    • Times
    • Seasons
    • Events
    • Society
      • Governing Laws and rules
      • Individual Needs and responsibilities
      • Communal Needs and responsibilities
      • Traditions from personal to local and regional
      • Customs from personal to local and regional
      • Concerns for daily living, security, etc.
      • Oppression and duress
  2. Remember to ask the Basic Questions of:
    • who
    • what
    • when
    • where
    • how
    • why
    • which one
    • what kind
    • how many
    • to or in what
      • extent
      • condition
      • degree
    • to or by what end or goal
    • initial motive
    • original intent
    • cause or mission
    • base understanding
    • plausible function
    • given wisdom
    • available means
    • etc.