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Paqid, Yo’el Ben Abraham, and wife, Rivkah Bat Dorit

He holds a BA in Biblical Theology; MA in Judaic-Christian Studies and spent several years in Rabbinical Studies working toward a Doctorate; Now continuing 1st Century Nazarean emphasis, researching and translating, re-orienting the Nazarean Testimony (NT – New Testament) back into its original setting and understanding.

He was first baptized as a 10 year old, and again at age 18, at Birchwood Baptist Church in Birchwood, TN, and then, after an experience called, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, had Pentecostal and Charismatic orientation, being first ordained into the ministry in 1981, 1)along with prophecies before and after, that I intend to share soon by the Elders and Ministers of Faith Christian Center in Cleveland, TN, then again at Abundant Life Fellowship in Athens, TN, and again, at Church Alive Ministries in 1998. He began On High Ministries in Cleveland, TN, in 2001. He has ministered from the beginning in various settings — bus ministry, assemblies, prison, nursing home, street ministry, as a pastor, teacher, counselor, and psalmist.

Studying Presbyterian and Episcopalian orientations, he became a member of the Episcopal Church in Athens, TN, where he was a postulant for the priesthood for three years–until withdrawing and returning back to his roots, but with a broader view of the church world.

He was transformed by numerous spiritual experiences 2)some of which, I hope to share soon and out of which, coupled with prayer and research, he discovered the New Testament Judaism of Messiah Yeshua. He made two trips to Israel of deep spiritual significance. As a musician and song writer, he recorded a project of original songs and ministered them in a variety of Assemblies. He also taught an internet class for a year for Hatikva Ministries.

He joined and studied with Orthodox Jewish Nazarean Rabbis for about seven years, who ordained him as a Paqid (1 Tim. 3:1). He maintained a website at the Synagogue and led prayers for several years until he resigned with peace and a blessing, sensing a need for a fresh dynamic. He met and married Rivkah (pictured above) who was herself a Returnee to her Jewish heritage.

He has continued for years since then, in further research, translating, and teaching, always listening for the next assignment. It seems that it has been his destiny to search out the panorama of religious experience and expression in America. And, more unfolds….

Our Mission as Netsarim is to follow the path established by our Master, who was authorized to bring the foundations and intents of the “law and the prophets” into their full expression by the establishment of the new covenant, and thereby, to dismantle the works of darkness perpetuated in the world.

Judaism? Israelism? Christianity? I’m confused…

Judaism of the first century was diverse with various expressions of fidelity to their covenant with the Almighty. Our discoveries continue to unfold. Yahwshua (abbreviated as Yeshua, and hybridized to Jesus) was a Jew who lived a Jewish life among these diverse groups, but within a particular one. He attended a Jewish synagogue and was called a Rabbi. But, a hybrid movement emerged, broke off from the original Nazareans and began institutionalizing itself in church counsels. Three centuries after Yahwshua began his ministry, an Emperor enforced religion was established, that was an anti-Jewish/Israeli, anti-Torah, replacement religion that sought the displacement of the original Netsarim. How did things so radically change?

We hope to share them as we rebuild this website and play our small part in effecting a restoration, whether it happens in our lifetime or in generations to come.    Shalom to you!

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1. along with prophecies before and after, that I intend to share soon
2. some of which, I hope to share soon