Yakov Levi is very adamant about making sure Torah precepts are not sugar-coated or swept "under-the-rug" due to extremely powerful social, political,
economic and traditional influences. His focus is on the "the weightier matters of Torah," Biblical Timekeeping, Biblical Marriage,
the Greater Exodus, Ministry of the 144,000 and the restoration of the fullness of the "Gospel" - which can only be fully understood in the context of ancient Hebraic mindset.
Yakov does testify to John Chapter 1 where it is written, "In the beginning was the Word, and
the Word was with God (Elohim), and the Word was Elohim. The same was in the beginning with Elohim. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing
made that was made...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt aomong us..."
Yakov also testifies to 1 John 4:3
where it is written, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of Elohim: because many false prophets are gone out into
the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of Elohim: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach) is come in the flesh is of Elohim: And every spirit that
confesseth not that Yeshua HaMashiach is come in the flesh is not of Elohim: and this is the spirit of antichrist..." These are deep, "remez," "drash,"
and "sod" concepts that can be found in the Hebrew text of Genesis Chapter 1. Yakov elaborates on some of these concepts in the Teachings
section under "Critical Short Teachings."
If you are truly interested in knowing more about Yakov or SolomonsPorch.TV, please read the home page and the teachings to your left. Yakov's testimonies, teachings and presentations reveal
what he is about. Additionally, in light of that, Yakov shares the following important message:
It is written in John 13:33-35, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know
that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." This was not really a new commandment but a "renewed" commandment that was placed in a context to give it
additional meaning. What is love? let me give you two words that will give it a deeper meaning, "wholehearted commitment." The path of acting with "wholehearted
commitment" can at times be very difficult. It is not this "fuzzy," "feel good," type of love most people today know. That so-called "love" is fleeting.
When the Torah is read carefully, it is easy to recognize that most of the laws are about social relationships, or
administration of justice between people in light of mercy. In order for social relationships to succeed, the "weightier matters of the Torah (law)" must be understood.
This is symbolically represented by the horizontal axis of the cross.
In Yahuah Elohim's creation order, social justice begins with the family. The authority of
headship of every family is the husband and/or father of the home. From this point begins the proper administration for the social order of a community and eventually
In ancient times, in the Torah (תורה), a family or community was referred to by the name of the head. The head of the family or community served in the role of a
shepherd, governor, judge, etc.; making the final decisions for the family or community. The social order in the Torah is largely dependent upon the desire of the
individuals to walk sincerely according to it's principles. This is a patriarchal order, or an order governed by principles of kingship. That is, a single man by
appointment through rules of Torah principle or by the calling of Elohim (אלוהים); oversees the affairs of the family or community. Of course this does not preclude
that the shepherd seeks wise counsel. If the "weightier matters of the Torah (law)" are understood, it is easy to recognize that even a five-fold ministry must have one head.
Obviously, in the case of an appointment by Elohim, there has to be very good discernment among the individuals in the community; or in the case of a community that has poor discernment, that
appointment by divine decree is made obvious by Elohim and becomes hard to challenge. The story of King David, (המלך דוד - Ha Melech Dawid), is one example of a divinely appointed king where apposing
forces found it hard to challenge. In the case of a family, once the bride has consummated the marriage, headship is based on principle. It is the husband's role to head the family according to Torah principles.
Since the term "patriarchal order" may be new to many, let me relate it to definitions and concepts that may be more familiar. The "patriarchal order" is very similar to what we understand as a "democracy"
as defined in its most commonly understood form. Once a president is elected through whatever system of social rules, the nation typically rallies behind the president to support him and may stay committed
in support of him. In the case of a community whether it is a synagogue, church, social club, business, etc.; once the people agree to a head, through whatever system of social rules, they are obligated in
context of the system of rules to support that head. In a Torah based community, it is Torah principles of covenant and kingship that determines the scope of authority of that head. The Torah principles that
govern this relationship goes far beyond what is understood as a "democracy."
In the case of a family, once a woman consummates her marriage to a man, again under the principles of covenant, in this case a marriage covenant, the wife is obligated to follow the headship of her husband.
Social order and principles of covenant may come in many different forms such as laws, bylaws, rules of conduct, social norms, business policy & procedures, etc.
In the case of a community of individuals who want to follow the Torah, these rules of conduct are established according to Torah principles in context of any civil laws established by the government;
notwithstanding laws that directly appose foundational Torah principles. For example, a law prohibiting the keeping of Sabbath (שבת - Shabbat) or the Feasts (מועדים - Moedim) would certainly be a serious
problem for the community who wants to observe Torah based principles.
The Torah or the Bible is about living life in harmony with your neighbors. Am I saying anything more or less than what Yeshua HaMashiach (aka Jesus Christ) said?
No. He summarized all His teachings into one commandment, "love one another." He also said He was here to give us life more abundantly. I will say it one more time, the word "love" biblically means wholehearted committment ! And the measure of right and wrong is expressly
given in the Scriptures; nowhere else. That measure of right and wrong must always be approached justly !
It all starts in the
home and from there it works
it's way into the community and the world at-large.