We encourage everyone to both test and practice their faith according to the Scriptures. What can be discovered through study is that the Most High - the Mighty One of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob - has never given us religion, but a culture of righteousness in which to live by. This fact is most evident when we search the Scriptures and discover that the names our religions are not present within the ancient text. In fact, religions promote man's way of worship, but not His Way. Though many people are very passionate about their faith, religions have taught them to serve and worship the Creator in ways that are against His will. We carry the name 'Disciples of The Way' because we are talmidim (students) of the Father's Way, and we take an extremely disciplined approach to studying and practicing 'The Way' the Father instructs us to live and worship. Our ministry simply ask that you test every aspect of your faith and manner of worship while using His Word as the perfect standard of measure.
The Father's Name, JWJY - His memorial unto all generations.
When our Creator spoke to Mushah (Moses) He stated that His name was to be a memorial unto all generations. However, by conducting just a small amount of research it is easy to discover that both the Father and Son's names have been systematically erased from the Scriptures. Despite the relentless attempts to cause His Name to be forgotten, His people know and remember His Name.
The Father’s name is comprised of the four Paleo-Hebrew letters, Yod-Hey-Uau-Hey, and is often referred to as the Tetragrammaton (YHWH). Ancient Phoenician, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Ge’ez are all very closely related, and the letters are derived from pictographs. This is confirmed by archaeological evidence and historical linguistics. The Father’s name is properly pronounced according to the sounds of each letter; Yud(Y)-Hey(AH)-Uau(UU)-Hey(AH). Thus, YAHUAH is His name. An easy way to understand the pronunciation is by considering the exhalation and inhalation sounds generated when we breathe. YAH-U-AH is the breath of life. In scripture the Father's name can also be found in shortened rendering as YAH;
"Sing unto Alahym, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name YAH, and rejoice before him." - Psalms 68:4
Disciples of The Way defines discipleship as equivalent to scholarship. The Hebrew language and Scriptures reveal that disciples are more than just followers; they are scholars. When examining the relationship between the 12 disciples and Yahushua what we witness is that they were not simply His followers, but they were students of The Way. The approach to defining ‘The Way’ can be viewed in a two-fold manner. Yahushua is The Way in terms of being the way in which we interface with the Father, and The Way is also pursuing an walking the righteous and upright path through observance of Turah.
Words and letters are very important and hold significant meaning in Hebrew. As such, the Hebrew word ‘talmid’ is frequently translated has ‘disciple’. However, perhaps a more precise definition would be ‘a scholar or pupil’.
Therefore, disciples are more than just followers of a person or a faith; they are individuals who practice their faith based on acquired knowledge of their faith; which consist of knowledge of the one Creator, knowledge of self, and the experienced benefit of practicing Turah. Moreover, to be a disciple means to be a student who is disciplined in studying Scripture as well as being disciplined in adhering to the wisdom of the Turah. Knowing this may bring clarity to the words disciple and discipline sharing the same root word.
Analyzing the pictograph/paleo Hebrew of the word ‘talmid’ dictates our understanding and approach to discipleship.
Hebrew Letter Sound Meaning
Tau 'T' Sign, Mark, or Covenant
Lamed 'L' Shepherd, Guide, Control
Mem 'M' Chaos, Water
Yud 'Y' Hand, Arm, Work
Dalet 'D' Door
It may sometimes be challenging to demonstrate faith when there is a lack of evidence; and understandably so. Even if we are unable to see the complete picture, any amount of perceivable evidence is enough to prompt the minds of many scholars to search for more.
The Hebrew letter ‘Tsade’ means to hunt, pursue, a pathway, or the way.
‘The Way’ is the path of the righteous, and talmidim (disciples) follow The Way by means of faith, knowledge, and the observable benefit of adhering to the Turah. The letter ‘tsade’ was chosen to represent this ministry to remind us to constantly pursue guidance through the chaos of this world while working relentlessly to enter through straight and narrow ‘door’ - ‘way’, which is Yahushua.
Does "God" have a religion?
To the suprise many, the Bible is not a book or collection of books about religion. In reality the collection of books that constitute what we refer to as the Bible contains the blueprint for upright/righteous living, and this collection of books outlines the history of a very particular group of people.
This video seeks to answer the question, "Does God have a religion"? What we find is that, as it pertains to the Abrahamic religions, none of them are actually the faith of Abraham. Additionally, they do not accurately represent the faith and culture of the prophets, patriarchs, disciples, apostles, and Messiah.
Who is Yashar'al?
Yasharal, commonly rendered as Israel or Yisrael are the chosen of the Most High. Often times the chosen are improperly viewed as the “favorites” among the Father’s children. However, contrary to popular belief, being among the chosen means that you have been tasked with fulfilling a huge responsibility. That responsibility is to walk upright before the Father and teach others to do the same. This means keeping His commandments, and being a light unto the nations in order to show them by example how all of humanity is to esteem Him. As has been seen throughout history, many will reject the Father’s instructions in order to fulfil their own worldly desires, but there has always been few who will answer the call. These few are Yasharal (the upright of Aluahym); both native born as well as those grafted into the covenant.
In the Hebrew language, the name Israel is more accurately transliterated as Yasharal. The people of Yasharal are those who respond appropriately to Yahuah’s call for us to be set-apart and walk upright. The name Israel/Yasharal was given to our Patriach Jacob/Yacub by Yahuah. This name is composed of two Hebrew words; Yashar=upright and Al=Aluahym. Thus, Yasharal means the upright of Aluahym.
Yasharal will not only inherit the physical kingdom, but also the spiritual kingdom.
“He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.”
It is important that we be mindful that flesh and blood will not inherit kingdom of heaven/shamayim. Therefore our inheritance is to inhabit the kingdom with our Father in spirit/ruach.
Jacob and Esau are described as two manner of people. Esau’s most infamous characteristic is that He sold his birthright. Because of this it is stated that “he despised his birthright”, and as a result the Father hates Esau, but yet he loves Jacob/Yasharal. He loves us because we value the birthright which is His inheritance for us.
"Come out of her my people!"
As the children of Yahuah, it is of the utmost importance that we come out of the sin that dominates this world. Although we occupy the same world with workers of iniquity (sin), we must not be of the world. The Father requires of us that we be Quodesh; meaning set-apart and dedicated.
There are many among the body of Yasharal who have taken the necessary steps to establish Hebrew Israelite communities in order to be as set-apart from the rest of the world as possible. Following the blueprint outlined in the 2nd chapter of the Book of Acts, these communities are essentially tribal, and they operate much in the same manner as the ancient 12 tribes of Israel once did. We encourage everyone to acquire their own land if at all possible and to become as self-sufficient as possible.
We realize that purchasing and maintaining a homestead or community may not be attainable for everyone. With that reality in mind, it is important to understand that coming out of a sinful state of mind is equally as important as physically detaching from this world. Often times when the nation of Yasharal returned from captivity they were physically in their own land, but yet they were unable to detach their minds from the idolatry they adopted during their time in bondage. “Come out of her my people” means being set-apart from this world both physically,mentally, and spiritually.
In Photo from left to right: Abiyahu Yashraal, Atarah Yashraal, Micahyahu Yashraal (Disciples of The Way); Aaliyah & Dawid (The Genesis Mishpacha); Ahuvah Chana Baht Yah (Set Apart Living).