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This website uses Names that closely approximate the original Hebrew pronunciation for the Names of Adonai, HaShem, God, the Father, and Jesus the Son of God. Good intentioned men have hidden these Names from society. Why?

The hiding of YHWH's Name is an unscriptural practice violating the third commandment of the Ten Commandments which in Hebrew says "you are not to take away My Name to nothingness". In short, declaring that His Name is ineffable is sin, a violation of YHWH's direct Command, even if the person has good intentions.

King James Version and other bible translators with good intentions who misquote the Hebrew and Greek texts in order to deliberately mislead people also sin. Good intentions can become traditions, and traditions can keep men from obeying YHWH's instructions (Torah).
Matthew 15:6 ...Thus have ye made the commandment of YHWH of none effect by your tradition.

We need to fear YHWH and keep (cherish, protect) His commandments.

We need to honor His authority above the authority of any other person or being.

The Joy of Obedience

Disobedience to both YHWH's laws and man's laws results in the application of penalties.


YHWH's Torah (Hebrew: "instructions", the first 5 books of the Bible) differs from man's law in that the Torah rewards the obedient.

A monthly monetary amount isn't issued to us by the Department of Motor Vehicles for our obedience to its traffic rules. But obeying the Torah results in bountiful rewards. (Ref. Deut 28:1-12)

Bible versions that use the word 'law' when referring to the Torah thus give the reader a wrong impression, leading to a false negative conclusion that YHWH's Torah is directly comparable with man's laws.

Both the Torah and man's laws chastise the disobedient.


The Living Torah is a two edged sword commanding blessings upon the obedient.

One reason the Torah will be the 'Law' through the coming millennium and on into eternity is that it yields tremendous benefits of spiritual joy and physical fulfillment to the obedient.

The majority of Christians miss the true intent and purpose of YHWH 's Torah, rejecting it and considering it not worthy of their attention. The Torah is the ultimate expression of the Father's love for man. His Son who died for our sins is the Living Torah.

Keeping the eternal Torah rightfully honors the Father's authority above the authority of men.

Come join the eternal multitude who will give our Father the respect and honor He deserves by keeping (cherishing, guarding, protecting) His instructions.

Eternal Life

The existence of our eternal lives depends upon us being fed with bread from heaven, the food that sustains eternal life.

YAHUSHUA  identified Himself as the bread of life:
John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

YAHUSHUA is identified as being the Word of YaHuWaH:
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with YaHuWaH, and the Word was YaHuWaH.
2 The same was in the beginning with YaHuWaH.
3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of YaHuWaH, which liveth and abideth for ever.
We see from the scriptures above that the words of YaHuWaH Elohim and YAHUSHUA the Messiah are words that are eternal life giving spirit. These words give give us the new birth and sustain our spiritual lives.

Bread from Heaven

Israel was fed with bread from heaven (manna) for 40 years in the wilderness. The life giving manna was equated with YaHuWaH's instructions, His Word, His Torah.
When YaHuWaH wanted to see if Israel would follow His instructions, He fed them with manna.
Exodus 16:4 Then said YaHuWaH unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My instructions (Torah), or no.

Why would YaHuWaH want to see if Israel would follow His instructions? He was looking for love. Obedience from the heart is the evidence of love.
Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

Those who will follow YaHuWaH's instructions will live. Those who don't follow His instructions don't have His words in their hearts and souls. They have another god's sign on their foreheads and on their hands.
Matthew 19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And He said unto him, Why callest thou Me good? there is none good but One, that is, YaHuWaH: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

The eternal nature of YAHUSHUA 's words:
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.

Eternal Death: Being separated in this life from YaHuWaH's Torah, being separated in the kingdom of heaven from Messiah YAHUSHUA, YaHuWaH's image, the living Torah:
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the instructions of My Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? and in Thy Name have cast out devils? and in Thy Name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never had an intimate personal relationship with you: depart from Me, ye that work being ignorant and contemptious of My Father's instructions (Torah).

Paganized Christianity

For about 17 centuries Christians have had a pagan torah in their hearts. Instead of keeping the Father's instructions regarding His Sabbath, Passover, and the Feast Days LIKE YAHUSHUA DID AND TAUGHT, Christians now keep feast days that were dedicated to the honor of the Sun, Sol Invictus (December 25), and Ishtar (Easter).
The excuse given by some Christians for observing Easter instead of Passover, etc., is "God knows our hearts, and we know in our hearts who we're honoring". Yes, He certainly does know that you're honoring the name of His enemy Ishtar. The problem is, YaHuWaH's Torah isn't in your heart! That, my friend, is a big problem!
Christians are advised by most Pastors to ignore the Father's instructions. Our heavenly Father identifies these Pastors as false prophets:
Deuteronomy 13:1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; (honor them)
3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for YaHuWaH your Elohim proveth you, to know whether ye love YaHuWaH your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul.
4 Ye shall walk after YaHuWaH your Elohim, and fear Him, and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and ye shall serve Him, and cleave unto Him.
5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from YaHuWaH your Elohim, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which YaHuWaH thy Elohim commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.


1. YaHuWaH Elohim sent His manna from heaven, His instructions, to see if we would love Him and follow Him. Exodus 16:4 above
2. A very small portion of Paul's teachings tell us not to follow our heavenly Father's instructions. A lot of arsenic isn't needed. Just a little bit on a large plate of delicious food will do the job. Look out for the pork sausage, it's a killer!
3. Most Christians accept Paul's authority over the authority of YaHuWaH Elohim and YAHUSHUA the Messiah. Big mistake!
4. The Sabbaths and Feast Days were instituted by YaHuWaH Elohim to memorialize (remember) Him as Creator, Provider, and Deliverer. If we remember Him, He remembers us and causes us to live. If we forget Him, we're dead.
5. Christians today memorialize the days that were dedicated to ancient foreign gods by observing Sunday, Easter, and Christmas.
6. Some Christians are taught a lie that the Torah and Feasts were nailed to the cross and done away with.
7. YaHuWaH Elohim and YAHUSHUA Messiah identify Christians who memorialize other gods by observing Sunday, Easter, and Christmas as false prophets worthy of physical death in Deuteronomy 13 and spiritual death (separation from Messiah) in Matthew 7:23 above.

We cannot expect to live eternally if we ignore the specific life giving instructions of the Creator of the Universe.

There's the message. Search it out in the bible for yourself. Our own blood and our own future rewards are now on each of our own heads. Please don't forget that His precious shed blood, grace, and forgiveness are entirely adequate to see us through our shortcomings and unintentional sins as we attempt to follow His instructions.


Saul - Benjamin's Ravening Wolf

Saul (Hebrew - Sha'ul) was a Pharisee and persecuted the early Torah observant believers in YAHUSHUA the Jewish King.

Note: It was the Pharisees who, because of their added instructions to the Torah, considered YAHUSHUA a false Messiah and pushed for His crucifixion. It was these added instructions of the Pharisees to YaHuWaH 's written Torah which blinded the spiritual eyes of the Pharisees to the reality of the perfect human Torah, the Messiah, who stood before them for examination. The Pharisees had been spiritually blinded by disobeying a specific instruction in the Torah Deuteronomy 4:2 'not to add to, or diminish from', the word of YaHuWaH .

Sha'ul was unsuccessful in his zealous persecution of the Torah observant believers. As a result these early Jewish Messianic believers continued to increase in numbers.

Sha'ul then said that he had had a 'vision' and called himself Paul (Greek - Paulos) the Apostle. But he preached not for, but against, the social laws and against the social system of the Torah. He preached against material independence, against social security, against freedom from oppression and exploitation. Most people don't realize that what Paul preached against are the freedoms and outstanding qualities inherent in the written Torah that was given by YaHuWaH.

The Messiah said "if the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed." YAHUSHUA the Messiah is identified in John 1:1 as the Word, the living Torah of YaHuWaH . The main thrust of Messiah's teaching was to embed the Torah into the believer's heart.

Paul's teachings turn people away from the Torah, directly contradicting the instructions of both YaHuWaH the Father and YAHUSHUA the Son. These two witnesses, the Father (Deut. 13:1-5) and the Son (Matt. 19:17, John 5:43, Rev. 2:14, Rev. 2:20, Rev. 22:14), declare Paul to be a false prophet.

Paul preached the political ideology of an oppressive establishment which exploited the populace unhindered. His teachings require believers in Messiah to obey oppressive ungodly governments who themselves want to be 'god' in place of YaHuWaH .

The fruit of Sha'ul's teachings: One government has removed bible reading and prayer from schools and replaced those virtues with instruction in homosexual perversion. The Christians of this nation follow Paul's teachings and humbly and silently submit to what appears to be an oppressive dictatorship. The death of this society will be the fruit of Paul's teachings

"By their fruits you shall know them", YAHUSHUA Messiah.

The fact is that Paul (Sha'ul) has been elevated to god status in place of the real God in the hearts of most Christians. Repent!

Genesis 49:27 Benjamin shall raven as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

The newly born again sheep, born of YAHUSHUA the Word (Torah) of YaHuWaH , are devoured (separated from YaHuWaH their Father) by believing certain cunning words of Sha'ul the Benjamite Pharisee, a wolf disguised as a sheep.

The Hebrew word for the realm of the dead, She'ol, is the same word for the name Saul, Sha'ul.

Similarities Between Israel's King Saul and Paul

King Saul of the tribe of Benjamin was Israel's first king. If King Saul had continued in obedience to the commands of YaHuWaH , the future kings of Israel may have issued from the lineage of Benjamin instead of national leadership being transferred to David and the lineage of the tribe of Judah. But King Saul was rejected from being King over Israel because of his disobedience to the commands of of YaHuWaH .

Paul (Saul) of the tribe of Benjamin is considered Christianity's great Apostle. But because of his teaching of disobedience to the commands of YaHuWaH , he and his followers may be least in the Kingdom of YaHuWaH .

Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Positions of leadership in the Kingdom of YaHuWaH will be given to those who trust in YAHUSHUA (Jesus) and actually do, right now in this life, the commandments of YaHuWaH .

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? and in Thy Name have cast out devils? and in Thy Name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity (Strong's 458, "a nomia", a condition of being without law).

The will of the Father is that we do His commandments, and His commandments are actually not hard to follow. Note: His commandments are definitely not the plethora of binding commandments and traditions of modern day Orthodox Judaism.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.

Part of the light burden mentioned by YAHUSHUA above is the keeping of the Father's commandments. The Pharisees of His day had laden the people with a multitude of man made traditions and commandments that had side tracked them from following the Father's commandments. This sinful practice continues today in Judaism through traditions and teachings that oppose the written Torah of YaHuWaH .

Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Dear friend, if you have never actually investigated the Father's instructions (Torah, first five books of the bible), I encourage you to do so. Your eternal rewards are dependent on your present actions.

In ancient Hebrew culture the father chose the bride for his son. I don't think a potential bride would be chosen if she continued to blatantly ignore the desires and expectations of the father of the groom. He would probably look for another person who would respect what he had to say.



Why am I Here? Is there a purpose for my life? How can I be happy?
These are questions that have definite answers.

Man is more than flesh and blood. Love, Joy, Peace, Hatred, and Strife are just as much a part of man as an arm or a leg.

Joy By Surprise is dedicated to revealing to the average person answers concerning life's fundamental questions, and providing Pastors and Teachers with useful sermon information.

The information contained in these pages can transform a person's life. The change comes not just from the reading, but from the doing. Upon having true knowledge presented to you in any subject, one should make changes in behavior where necessary. Prepare to be surprised!

"...I see men as trees, walking.
After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up..."

Joy By Surprise is designed to help the reader escape the  fog of deception encompassing the world today.

Study, and see clearly the straight and narrow way that leads to joy unspeakable, then walk that path.

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My views may change as I receive new light in the scriptures. May we all have a love for the truth. In a world full of lies and deceptions, the truth will seem strange and out of place.

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