How love and mercy are the essence of Torah

By Ken Rank

I thought it worth sharing a short note I wrote to a Christian brother trying to understand how love and mercy are the essence of Torah. Here is my reply to him:

The essence of the Torah and Sinai covenant is love and mercy. I know that is not the common view but think about it… who does the Torah (Law) testify of? And that person, what character attributes does he exude? See, if the Torah testifies of Yeshua (Jesus) and Yeshua was the embodiment of the fruits of the spirit which include love, peace and joy…. then how can that which testifies of him not be centered on love peace and joy as well? Yeshua’s actions were not an attempt to abrogate the Torah but rather reveal the spirit behind the letter, the need for this to be on the heart and not stone, the fact that love is the pushing force behind it all. What does that mean? It means that if we love God we don’t serve others or make idols, and if we love neighbor we don’t kill him nor take his wife. True love, doesn’t abrogate the law, it reveals the only way in which one can actually keep it. If we do not walk in love, we fail… if we walk in true love we won’t break the commandments because the commandments are designed around our love for God and neighbor. If we took two large nails and hammered them into a wall leaving them sticking out a ways… and those two mails represented “Love God” and “Love Neighbor.” Then if we had 613 pieces of paper each with one commandment on them…. we would be able to hang each commandment on one or the other nail. The 613 commandments are summed up in the 10, and the 10 are summed up in love God and love neighbor. That is why Messiah said:

Matthew 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

We must put on Jesus, listen to his Voice, Honor it, and then ask for whatever we want in His Name just as Jacob put on Esau’s raiment/ garment before he presented himself to his Father (Isaac) for a Blessing (Genesis 27:1-46).

Esau&Jacob4God drew up a plan of preserving those who do His will thousands of years now. This Plan of preserving a section of people of our current generation started to get implemented by God through Abraham the Father of our Faith then to Jesus our True Salvation. It is a highly sensitive and secret plan and only those with God’s Wisdom can actually be able to track out events.  Much has already happened, some are currently happening and others are yet to happen according to the Holy Scriptures.

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 23 trips to carry that many people.

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Seek God’s Wisdom as Silver/Gold and Search for her as hidden Treasures

I shot the above video early this month (December, 2014) at Namayingo Village, Mayuge District in Eastern Uganda. Oh, this was a very new experience to see how people especially the youth were struggling to look for gold from tons of soils dug from deep under-ground.

Surely when I looked at the whole exercise, I remembered this Bible verse:

Proverbs 2:1-5New King James Version (NKJV)

The Value of Wisdom

My son, if you receive my words,
And treasure my commands within you,
So that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
And lift up your voice for understanding,
If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
And find the knowledge of God.

This verse is telling us to seek and search for God’s wisdom as hidden treasures. Lets examine what exactly happens in search for Gold or silver (earthly hidden treasure) based on what I saw while shooting the above video: Continue reading

The Standing of some Sections of the Jerusalem Wall is SURELY a Proof that the Jewish Messiah (Yeshua) Came according to the Holy Scriptures Below:

25 “Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
The street[c] shall be built again, and the wall,[dEven in troublesome times.

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Though MAJORITY of the Jews are waiting to receive their Messiah/ Yeshua for the first time, we the Bible Scholars are waiting to receive Him for the Second time. The standing of some sections of the Jerusalem Wall is actually the REAL Proof according to the holy schriptures below. If someone is saying that the Messiah never came, then why are some sections of Jerusalem Wall standing up today?! That wall is what was written in the Holy Scripture as our proof for the current Generation. So, whoever is waiting for the first coming of the Jewish Messiah/ Yeshua, he or she should revist his or her Brain before it gets too late.

Daniel 9:20-27New King James Version (NKJV)

The Seventy-Weeks Prophecy

20 Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God, 21 yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering. 22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. 23 At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision: Continue reading

What can really unit Jews and Arabs or uniting the whole world?: Words of Reconciliation from a Muslim Palestinian woman who married a Christian Jew

Describe your feelings towards the Jewish people during these years.
I was scared to death of Jews. I only knew what my father told me about them. My father is Palestinian, and he passionately hated the Jews. Any time someone mentioned the Jewish people, anger would flare in his face. He said the word “Jehudi” with unimaginable contempt. To this day, I don’t know how he managed to pour all of his hostility into one word.

I felt obligated to hate the Jewish people. One of my cousins lived in the West Bank. One night, he was caught outside after curfew. Israeli soldiers beat him and kept him in jail for two days. This made me more sad than angry, though. I felt sorrow for my family. I was sorry the Palestinians didn’t have a country.

My father taught me to sing a PLO chant, but I didn’t really know what it meant. I just knew that my father was extremely angry, and he passed that anger on to my two brothers.

If the news carried any stories about conflict in the Middle East, my father would get so worked up that he would have to turn off the TV. During the Six Day War he stopped eating altogether and lost a lot of weight, despairing that he could not be there with the rest of his family, fighting for their country.

Inwardly, I was torn. I was not sure how to feel. For instance, I thought Saddam Hussein was a maniac, but it felt extremely disloyal to express such an opinion, especially to my father. Continue reading

Passover/Pesach (The “CH” sounds like “KH!”) [The True Jewish Messiah, became the True Lamb)


Like it was mentioned in my previous Blog, all of the awesome Feasts of our Father look forward and look back, and they all point to Him.

Though the Jews were commanded to observe this feast through-out their generations (Exodus 12:13-14), they need to know that the Messiah came and he was not received by majority of their ancestors. Even today majority of the Jews don’t believe that the Messiah came. But, when you read the Chapter of Prophet Isaiah 53:1-12, you will find that the Messiah came and was NOT accepted by majority of the Jews. However, He fulfilled what brought Him and He went back to His Father who sent Him and we currently looking forward for His second coming while majority of the Jews look forward for His First coming. Surely at this era if you are looking for the Messiah’s first coming then the temple has to be in place with all the items like Ark of the Covenant, etc

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