1. What does YeShua HaMashiach mean?
Yahshua is the Hebraic name of our Master and Savior. Yahshua means "Yah is salvation" or "to save" and is first seen in Sh'mot (Exodus) 14:13 in the Hebraic text which, translates as Yahshua. haMashiach means: ha (the) and Maschiach (Messiah).
2. Why do Hebraic and Messianic congregants refer to Jesus Christ as YeShua HaMashiach?
He is of the tribe of Judah and is a "Jew" by virtue of his natural ancestry. He is Hebrew, not Greek or any other nationality. All Scripture is Hebraic, starting from Genesis to Malachi and is the reference from which Yahshua and all the people of His time referenced. The Father gave him a Name that identifies Him with His people, His land, and Scripture. This Name is above every name, that at the Name which the Father gave his Son, every knee shall bow and every language shall confess.
3. What does it mean to be Hebriac?
It means that the study and or reference of all Scripture is based on Hebraic language and understanding of the Hebraic way of life. 2 Timothy 3:16 tells us that ALL Scripture is breathed out by the Father. This passage speaks to the only known Scripture that existed during the time of Yahshua, Sha'ul (Paul), or any of the Apostles, which was Genesis to Malachi.
4. What is the Torah?
a. The Torah is the original name written in the Hebraic Scriptures that properly identifies Scripture. It means The Teachings of the Father. Some refer to this as "The Law", which does not give a clear rendering of what the Torah represents.
b. It is the first five books of the Bible referred to by Greeks as the Pentateuch or the Septuagint in which the Greeks translate as Law or Nomos.
c. It is the pillar of all Wisdom as referred to by the Scriptures in Proverbs 9:1. The number seven in the text refers to (1) Genesis, (2) Exodus, (3) Leviticus, (4) Numbers 1-10:34, (5) Numbers 10:35,36, (6) Numbers 11 to the end, (7) Deuteronomy.
d. It is the teachings of our Creator as set forth in Psalms 119:1,2.
e. It is the instructions in righteousness, Deuteronomy 6:25
f. It is to be guarded and taught to our children, Deuteronomy 11:19, 32
g. It is the covenant between the Creator and his people, Exodus 19:5; Jeremiah 31:31
h. Through the Torah you will prosper and succeed. Joshua 1:8
i. It is restoration for the inner person. Psalms 19:8
j. It is pure, enlightening the eyes. Psalms 19:9
k. It is Truth. Psalms 119:142
l. It provides peace; it keeps one from stumbling. Psalms 119:165
m. The Torah is light. Proverbs 6:23
n. It keeps you happy. Proverbs 29:18
o. It is great and esteemed Isaiah 42:21
p. It is written on the hearts of the Father's people. Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10; 10:16
q. The Torah's aim/goal is the Messiah. Romans 10:4
r. The Torah is good. 1Timothy 1:8