We see God’s people represented in the Bible as very committed, yet non-religious. We are very committed to God, Yeshua, His written Wod, and eachother, but we purpose to major on the majors and minor on the minors while rejecting religion. When Yeshua was asked “what is the most important commandment of God”, He responded by saying that it was love. We feel that if that was the most imortant thing to Yeshua, then it should be the most important thing to us; and so it is.
We meet regularly, sometimes in larger gatherings, but we avoid superficial, pretentious meetings. Therefor we mostly meet in home “Fellowship Groups” in North Central Idaho in the Lewiston, Orofino, Kamiah, Kooskia, Grangeville and Lapwai areas. Feel free to contact us for further information.
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Master, which is the great commandment in the Torah (law)?
Yeshua said unto him, You shall love the Lord Your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it,
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
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The Messiah is Our Foundation
Yeshua / Jesus and His written Word (Genesis – Revelation), beginning with the Torah, is our very foundation. In this light we purpose to make the main things the main things while agreeing that Yeshua will work the rest out in due time.
The Bible clearly identifies those who come to Him as Children in the family of God; or as Apostle Paul puts it, the “Israel of God” Gal. 6:16.
Accordingly, we embrace all who seek Yeshua. However, it is our desire to embrace Yeshua absent dogma and man made tradions. Yeshua showed us the Way, the Truth and the Life and we purpose to follow Him and His ways.
We purpose to live life as the “Israel of God”. While the Torah and the Tanakh (Old Testament) tell us how, we primarily look to Yeshua and His Apostles to show us how.
Seeing the Biblical, Hebrew roots of our faith helps us to understand and embrace “the God of Israel“, the Bible as a whole, and particularly Jesus / Yeshua: We purpose to abide in Him in every area of life.
It’s all about relationships
The Bible is very clear that we were created to be in loving, righteous relationships with God through His Son Jesus / Yeshua, and each other. He has given us His Word and Spirit to help us live life and facilitate those relationships. Because He made it very clear that these are His priorities, these are our priorities as well.
Together Fellowship is:
All power and authority over all has been given to Yeshua. No one goes to the Father except through Him. Yeshua is the beginning and the end. In Him we live, breathe, and have our being. He is our source.
We pupose to lovingly follow Yeshua and His Holy Scriptures, to the best of our ability, absent man-made traditions and dogma.
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was Yeshua. He is all through the Bible. We place equal value on the “whole counsel of God” as we recognize that it is all based upon the Torah (first five books) and all (Gen.-Rev.) God breathed.
We often refer to the “Old Testament” by its Hebrew name “Tanakh” because we do not feel that it is “old” or obsolete. The Tanakh provides great depth of understanding and helps to form a basis for all of the Bible.
In regards to the “New Covenant” (New Testament), the word “new” is just as accurately translated REnew. The usage is determined by context. Therefor, we often refer to the “New Testament” as the “Renewed Covenant” because rather than beginning something brand new, it is the continuing story of a loving God renewing His covenant with His people.
In Mark 16:16-18 Yeshua said that …”These signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
We believe that all of the manifestations (gifts) of the Spirit are active today just as they were in the days of Yeshua. We have witnessed most of the manifestations mentioned in Romans 9 and 1 Conrinthians 12-14 in our fellowship at one time or another. Dr. Rayphe ministers in words of knowledge, healing, and prophetic inspirations as the Spirit leads.
Beginning with Adam, the entire Bible (Gen. – Rev.) is about the restoration of Israel. However, for clarification purposes, though we are in no way anti-Jewish we do not consider the secular government of the existing Jewish state as the Israel of God. When the Bible refers to “Israel” that is not what it is referring to.
In short, we consider “Israel” to be all (regardless of ethnicity) who wholly embrace Yeshua as their Messiah along with the covenant land that God promised to the people of Israel as expressed in the book of Genesis and confirmed all through the Bible.
Yeshua even said that He came for the lost sheep of the House of Israel. All of the Bible reveals that the God of Israel considers the restoration of Israel to be a high priority: Accordingly, we do to. For these purposes, Dr. Rayphe ministers within the fellowship as well as ministering in healing of the spirit, soul, body, Holistic Counseling, and Healing and Revival Radio. Click here for more information about those things.
A little about why we value relationships more than buildings
A little history about Synagogues and Church Buildings
Over time, the word “Jew” has come to have a broad meaning. However Jewish ethnicity, culture, and religion / Judaism should not necessarily be construed as synonymous. While they can be synonymous, it is entirely possible that a person could claim any one of those aspects (ethnicity, culture, religion), without claiming the others and still consider themselves to be “Jewish”; in fact, that is quite common.
For our purposes, it is important to distinguish these three aspects. At its root, the word “Jew” is simply an abbreviation referring specifically to “a descendant of the tribe of “Judah””. So in that regard, Jewish ethnicity and culture began forming back in the book of Genesis, with Jacob’s son Judah, in approximately 1800 BCE.
However, it is very important to note that there is no record of the “Jewish” religion (Judaism), including synagogues until around 1500 years later in approximately 330 BCE.
It is also important to note that the term “Jew” is not necessarily synonymous with the word “Israel”. According to the Bible, the term “Israel” often refers to all of the twelve tribes of Israel while the word “Jew” can have various meanings which are determined by the context. While this is an in-depth subject that is beyond the scope of this article, the main point to consider for our purposes here is that, in the Bible, the term “Israel” refers to ALL of Gods people and it is definitely NOT unilaterally confined to mean “Jewish”.
It is true that Israel had the Tabernacle and their temples however their primary function was to house the Ark of the Covenant and to facilitate the necessary sacrifices (except for the case of Solomon’s Temple which was also used as a place for sun worship).
Yeshua was born into the tribe of Judah and He clearly lived within the Jewish culture. This would have definitely made Yeshua a “Jew” even though He clearly rejected the Jewish religion (Judaism). Yeshua was most assuredly fluent in the Hebrew language but He apparently also knew Aramaic and there is a good chance He also communicated in Greek more.
Christian Church buildings
In regards to “Christian” church buildings; they mostly began to appear when the Roman Emperor Constantine made “Christianity” (which was actually Catholicism) the state religion, in approximately 313 AD.
It’s Not About Buildings
To be clear, we are neither anti-Jewish nor anti-Christian. But while Judaism and Christianity both have their religious buildings, did you know that there is nowhere in the Bible that God instructs people to meet in large, dedicated buildings? Actually, the Bible tends to speak against it. Here are just two of several verses that support this – Exodus 16:29, Rom. 16:5.
We don’t necessarily feel that it is a sin to meet in large buildings. In fact, as the need arises, we do ourselves. It is just very important to note that you are not somehow illegitimate if you don’t.
It’s About People: The Israel of God
The Bible uses several terms to refer to God’s people however the most prominent is “Israel” (Luke 1:68, Gal. 6:16). However, regardless of how He refers to them, it is abundantly clear that first and foremost, He places love as the highest expression of Godliness.
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in Torah?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your mind.This is the great and foremost commandment.
The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Yeshua has sooo much more to offer. In these days He is reaching out to those who want to experience all that He has for them. Most who commit themselves wholly to Him usually find that there are few others, in their vicinity, who are willing to make that kind of commitment. The Scriptures indicate that this will continue to be the case as time goes on.
To meet this growing need we offer a very unique online community, Internet Radio, healing, counseling, health ministry, a vast number of website articles and Fellowship Groups. As a network, all of these things work synergistically to strengthen and encourage the Israel of God that is referenced all through the Bible.
So no matter where you’re at, either physically or spiritually, if you are sincerely seeking Yeshua / Jesus we welcome the opportunity to fellowship with you.
Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Torah (Teaching / Law)?”
And He said to him, “‘You will love the Lord your God with your whole heart and with your whole being (Deut. 6:5)
and with your whole mind: This is the greatest and first commandment.
And the second is like it, ‘You will love your neighbor as yourself. (Lev. 19:18)
While God places a high priority on His Word, He places an even greater priority on people. I have been walking this way for nearly twenty years. We make no claim on perfection but we do claim to be confident that we are walking out the calling that the Most High has placed on our ministry.
At Together Fellowship we purpose to be theologically in line with the Word of God but we purpose even more to love God’s people where they are at so that we can fulfill our calling in the restoration process. We will not squabble over secondary doctrines; particularly at the expense of people. Parson Rayphe, Dr.
Preparing for the harvest
God is raising up dear saints from every nation that He knows He can depend upon to stay true to Him: Those who know how to know who they can depend upon.
These are a sort of soldier that this generation has never seen before. A special breed of person who will help win the wars of nations using weapons of the supernatural and help save the souls of men by the Spirit of the God of Life.
Fellowship GroupsSynagogues are asscicated with the Jewish religion while church buildings are associated with the Christian religion. Both religions
have redeeming aspects to them. However, nowhere in the Bible does God instruct us to meet in large, commercial buildings. Actually, the Bible tends to speak against it; Exodus 16:29, Rom. 16:5. We encourage everyone to participate in Fellowship Groups when possible. These groups can take many forms both online and off-line. Fellowship Groups can join together at work, in homes, restaurants, parks or on-line; supporting and encouraging each other in the rigors of life. More on Fellowship Groups here.
The Bible is clear that life is about relationships with God, Yeshua, and others, it is also clear that if you are truly are blessed in
these relationships by nature you will want to share these blessings with others. That is what Yeshua did and that is what those who follow Him will do as well. While it may be challenging, the gain far outweighs the pain and there are multitudes of people who desperately need to know the love of God. God’s people truly do have the gift of life that keeps on giving.
So if you are seeking a genuine and authentic relationship with Jesus / Yeshua we welcome you to join us