He shall be called a Ναζωραῖος/Nazoraios [Nazirite]…Mt 2:23
…the sect of the Nazoreans [or, Nasareans?]… Acts 24:5
“This sect of Nazoræans is [presently in 375 AD] to be found inBishop Epiphanius, The Panarion (c. 375 AD)
Beroea near Coelesyria, in the Decapolis near Pella,
and in Bashanitis at the place called…Khokhabe
in Hebrew…[in practice] They are nothing but Jews…”
“This Essene sect of the Nasaræans. They are Jews by nationality,
from Gileaditis, Bashanitis and the Transjordan as I have been told,
but descendants of Israel himself.” There are only a
handful of Nasaræans [left as such] . . . they have been united
with the sect of the Ebionites [of the Nazoræans]
A Nicene Bishop, on the outside trying to look in!
The People of ISRAEL in the first century, who were in the LAND as well as SCATTERED about in other nations (the Diaspora or Galut) were not monolithic in beliefs and practices: There were various sects, such as: Nasareans, Essenes, Sadducees, Pharisees, Scribes, Herodians, Judeans, Samaritans, Mandeans, Galileans, Nazirites/Nazareans-Ebionites, Hellenists, Theraputae, Diaspora – North, South, East, and West…and various mixtures of these, and more!
Israelism/Judaism of the first century was diverse with various expressions of fidelity rooted in the Original Torah-Law of Moses. Yahshúa of Nazareth1)Yahwshúa / Yahshúa / Joshua / Yeshúa / Y’Shúa / Yeshu / Yesu / Jesus of Nazareth was a Galilean Israeli, though born in Bethlehem, he was raised in a Village of Essene Nazarites near Mt. Carmel, his practice we can call, Nazirúth. He was descended from the Tribe of Judah and was a Royal bodily descendant of King David.
He lived among diverse groups, but within a particular one now known as, The Essenes and/or The Saints. The name, Essene, derives from the Aramaic word, Asaya (Plural: Asayain or Asayaim), and was translated into Greek as, Therapeutae, from whence comes the English word, Therapists – as they were Healers/Therapists of the Divine Soul and its current Embodied Personality! They were Vegan-Vegetarians who rejected animal sacrifice as a distortion of the Original Torah-Law-Path. The first century Jewish Teacher, Philo of Alexandria, said that they were also called, Saints, which stems from the Hebrew word, Qedoshím, and translates into Greek as, Hagios – Consecrated Ones. They were consecrated by Oath to follow their Ancient Levitical Path.
Yahshúa attended a synagogue and was called, Rabbi (my Rav – an Eminent Teacher-Guide) by the disciples that he gathered, organized, and commissioned. It was described variously: Nazarean-Nasarean-Ebionite-Essenes-Saints, which we condense under the umbrella term, Netsarim.2)The Branch(es): See Isaiah 11:1; Zechariah 6:12; John 15:5
History reveals that converts gradually separated from the Original Path, gradually redefining itself and institutionalizing itself in church counsels with “another gospel”; And then, as the new “king of the hill”, some of its leaders attempted to destroy the Original Disciples and obscure the Original Path they walked. Three centuries after Yahshúa began his ministry, this metamorphosis brought forth a new hybrid institution, which the Roman Emperor Constantine joined and helped to redefine; Who also, along with his successors, enforced with the sword upon the world. It proclaimed itself to be the heir of Yahshúa’s teaching and commission. It had become, however, a hybrid replacement that sought the displacement and annihilation of the REAL Yahshúa and his Torah-Law. Things had radically changed!
Moreover, when we dig even deeper, we will find that this was not the first transformation of the Original Torah-Law and Spiritual Path of the Levitical Moses; And further, it was Yahshúa of Nazareth, who by consecration reached perfection, was Consecrated and Anointed at his Baptism with the Logos/Word/Memra/Mind/Son/Spirit of God to spearhead the restoration of “the path” by means of a New Covenant with “the House of Israel and the House of Judah” and, through them, spread it to all Nations. And through him, was resolved several legal matters at once, “
killing healing several birds with one stone touch!” And, if this is so, how do we recognize the Original “Path” and Return to it? The answer to these questions is what this website is about. In short, we return one step at a time, walking in the truth as we understand it, yet reaching out for more, while walking more perfectly in love and wisdom, and in peace and joy!
In 2002, I had a dream in which an official stood before me and held up to me a scroll that was written in Ancient Hebrew Script. Though I could not read it, internally I knew that it was documenting that my ancestors had come from the Land of Yisrael into the British Isles. I believe it was a personal message to me from my heavenly Father.
I have no doubt that many have or will experience such phenomena as the plans of Omniscient One unfold. Multitudes have been being prepared for decades without realizing it. The Compassionate One prepares us one step and one phase at a time. With each step our capacity for the ultimate call grows, that is, if we truly desire “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” And, if, along with that desire, we can proclaim that “wherever the truth leads me I will follow” — then, the inherited spiritual blindness and twisted thinking will be removed.
The splintered family–nation would be restored, reconciled, and returned. Their returning consciousness of the Covenant is in process even now. They are being awakened from their long sleep. So, our mission is to awaken, reorient, and provide direction for them—to help, inspire and teach them the Family Covenant.
Our ancestors, centuries ago, left the Land of Israel, which was intended to serve as a model nation, in one manner and time or another, voluntarily and involuntarily, because they or others near them betrayed the original family covenant. Not only were they punished with dispersion and alienation, but, they were also promised that their descendants would awaken as from the dead, be rectified and returned to this very place–restored to Him Who loved us from eternity.
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!