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Rejoicing In The Torah - A Lifestyle Application



This past Sunday was Simchat Torah, the 8th and final day of The Feast of Tabernacles. Simchat Torah is Hebrew for "the joy of Torah." It is a celebration where people hold the Torah scrolls, the first 5 books of the Bible, while dancing and singing in the sanctuary to mark the completion of the annual reading of the Torah with the final reading in Deuteronomy and celebrating the beginning of the cycle again the next Sabbath with Genesis 1. The dancing and singing represents the people being the hands and feet of the Torah to the world. Do we love the Word of God enough to carry it in our hearts and be the hands and feet of the Torah just like Jesus did?


God instructed every new King in Israel to write their own copy of the Torah

Deuteronomy 17:18-20

18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him

a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:

19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may

learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to

do them:

20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the

commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days

in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.


Moses' hand written copy was put inside the ark of the covenant for future generations:

Deuteronomy 31:24-26

24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in

a book, until they were finished,

25 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD,

saying,

26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD

your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.


Will you write the Torah in a book to be passed down for future generations? The Torah is known as instructions or better yet, The Revelation of the Glory of God, to mankind. The Torah is God's way of introducing Himself to mankind but more importantly to YOU so you can introduce God to them who do not know Him.


The Law of God is perfect converting YOUR soul. He wants to reveal the Law to us graciously to behold His wonderous works to you, to others, and convert your soul:


Psalm 19:7-9

7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is

sure, making wise the simple.

8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the

LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true

and righteous altogether


Psalm 119:29

29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.

Psalm 119:18

18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.


Questions for you to answer


1) Will you commit to rejoicing in the Torah this year by beginning to write it in a book to learn it and preserve it for future generations?


2) Will you commit to learning the law of God during the Torah Teaching Friday night at 8:00 pm on www.bami.org/Sabbath?


3) What were some of your life application moments from this message that caused revival in your relationship with the Torah?


Rejoicing in the Torah,

Rev. Ryan Welker

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1. Will you commit to rejoicing in the Torah this year by beginning to write it in a book to learn it and preserve it for future generations?

-Yes!


2. Will you commit to learning the law of God during the Torah Teaching Friday night at 8:00 pm on www.bami.org/Sabbath?

-Yes!


3. What were some of your life application moments from this message that caused revival in your relationship with the Torah?

*There are many....

-Be the hands and feet of the Torah!

-Be revived in how precious the Torah is!

-"And it shall be with him" "That his heart be not lifted above his brethren" The Torah keeps us humble!

-Writing this down will prolong your days in your…

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Andrew Riley
Andrew Riley
Oct 13, 2023

I've been going through some things that this message just really confirmed in my life.


1) To be more like Christ, is to hide the WORD in our hearts. (Written on our Hearts... The Torah!)

2) We should strive to be more like Christ even unto the "death".

3) We should not fear what men may do to us, knowing that our God will see us through.


Your questions and message just solidifies these concepts in my heart even more. The Torah is the WORD and the WORD became flesh and dwelt among us. Now we must become "little" Torah's dwelling amongst men, and follow our Master. As Apostle Paul says, "Follow me, as I follow Christ."


Hide it in…


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Bobbi Sue Zelko
Bobbi Sue Zelko
Oct 11, 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the light shine through Rev Ryan this week preaching this message! I can't say I've ever seen anyone that excited and passionate about writing a copy of God's perfect law!


  1. Will you commit to rejoicing in the Torah this year by beginning to write it in a book to learn it and preserve it for future generations? : Absolutely! A few months ago I had no clue what the Torah even was. I kept hearing Bishop constantly talk about it and honestly I just thought it was some random Hebrew word I didn't understand until I finally asked Rev Ryan, rather irritated because I was odd man out and couldn't follow. I was truly amazed at…


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Rev. Ryan Welker
Rev. Ryan Welker
Oct 12, 2023
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Powerful post Bobbi Sue and for allowing God's miracle working power flow through you during this post but also Saturday night. Truly your testimony is being heard causing others to come to taste and see that the Lord is good!


Great statement " I could hardly wait until my also special Torah notebooks were delivered so I could begin this journey on my own. I've already begun and it has really started to open my eyes to being in love with God's word." -- You have brought joy to my heart watching you from afar write the Torah and truly enjoy every moment of it. Your son is watching you do it now after watching me for years. It wi…


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1. Will you commit to rejoicing in the Torah this year by beginning to write it in a book to learn it and preserve it for future generations? I will commit to rejoicing in the Torah by beginning to write it in a book. I had purchased pens and nice notebooks previously, but never started or continued in the process. I will this time!

2. Will you commit to learning the law of God during the Torah teaching Friday night at 8:00 pm on www.bami.org/Sabbath? Again, I have in the past been focused during the Sabbath teaching but had fallen away from that practice. I am committed to focusing on the Sabbath this year. At 5:30 on Friday evenings…


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Rev. Ryan Welker
Rev. Ryan Welker
Oct 12, 2023
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Wonderful post Sue. Thank you for being revived in handwriting the Torah and refocusing during the Sabbath. I know you will be abundantly revived more than what you are now.


Great answer to question #3 and looking forward to hearing about your testimony of being the hands and feet of of the Torah this past week. PRAISE GOD!!!!!

"One of the things that stood out to me was being the hands and feet of the Torah. Taking it to others. Living it out in my life. I had a chance to do this today at work by sharing with someone the feast of the Lord, what they mean, and why I celebrate them." -- This is exactly what this message…


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Loved this Word! I am so inspired to write the Torah!

1) Will you commit to rejoicing in the Torah this year by beginning to write it in a book to learn it and preserve it for future generations? YES!!!! I bought this great notebook, fancy colored pens last year and there they sat. :( I am committed to begin and enjoy the journey of it! Thank you for the inspiration of it, Rev. Ryan!


2) Will you commit to learning the law of God during the Torah Teaching Friday night at 8:00 pm on www.bami.org/Sabbath? Yes! Completely focused and writing in my law book!


3) What were some of your life application moments from this message that caused revival…


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Rev. Ryan Welker
Rev. Ryan Welker
Oct 12, 2023
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Great post Rev. Connie. Thank you for making the commitment to handwriting the Torah. I know you will be blessed and revived more than what you already are now.


It blessed me to read your answer to question #3:

"3) What were some of your life application moments from this message that caused revival in your relationship with the Torah?

1. God has made us to be Kings and Priests and a King establishes rule (a book of instruction) for His Kingdom.

2. Learning, training myself to hear in the midst of noise.

3. This law is perfect!!!! It makes wise the simple! I love it!"

AMEN -- How powerful will it be in your classroom not only to making…


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