(Ezek 37:22 NKJV)
""and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again."
YESHUA is the Aleph-Tav
The TORAH is the Light of the Menorah
YESHUA is the
Shalom and welcome to our web site. We are a home-fellowship of Messianic Believers in Yeshua (Jesus) The Messiah. We are located in Flowery Branch, Georgia - and we hope that you will find this site an encouragement and blessing.
The reason for the name “The Olive Tree” is many-fold: First, the two Cherubim in the Inner Sanctuary as well as the two doors leading into it were made of Olive wood, standing as everlasting witnesses before the God of Israel. The Prophet Zechariah tells us that the two olive trees standing left and right of the menorah are the two who have been anointed to serve Yahweh Elohim of all the earth. And isn’t precisely that what we believers in the God of Israel want to do, to serve and to witness for Yahweh and His Messiah with all our heart, mind and strength!
In the book of Revelation, the apostle John confirms that the two witnesses are the two Olive Trees and the two lamp-stands (menorahs) that stand before Yahweh  - these are powerful, Spirit filled prophets of the Most High. Furthermore, the Prophet Jeremiah tells us that Yahweh called the whole house of Israel an Olive Tree. And isn’t an Olive Tree to which the apostle Paul tells us that Natural and Wild olive branches must be grafted back into?
The Olive Tree is a wonderful symbol of our history past, present, and future - of He who was, who is, and who is to come. It identifies who we are as individuals and as a congregation. The olive tree, as Israel, is a wonderful symbol of the promise Yahweh made our father Abraham of numerous offspring which are the result of a marriage between Yahweh and Israel. I pray that the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) will open our hearts and open our understanding and let God’s truth, His Holy and unchangeable Word, be the one-and-only measure by which we identify ourselves.
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Our desire and mission is very specific and straightforward: To understand and return to the Biblical Hebrew roots of our faith. To walk as Yeshua walked. To train each and every one of us for a lifelong obedient service in the knowledge of the Most High, and to do our part for the restoration of the kingdom to Israel.
Man made religion has obscured the Word of Yahweh to such an extent that many times is very hard to distinguish between God’s Word and men’s theology. Many believers have been led to believe the Tanakh (Old Testament) has lost all significance and therefore it has no application in their lives. We have replaced the Biblical Yeshua with a Jesus that fits our expectation and traditions. We have molded Him to be what we want Him to be, rather than who Scripture says He is. So divorced is the image of Jesus from the Biblical Yeshua, that many are surprised to find out He is Jewish and Torah observant. Through false doctrine and teachings, through false pride and self-seeking interests, the “Assembly of the firstborn,” has been split in two: New Covenant believers vs. Old Covenant believers, the Gentile Church that “demands” to be raptured vs. the Israel of God.
It is our most sincere and burning desires to bring what we believe to be a more Biblical understanding of who we are according to the Bible. To show the continuity of the Tanakh (Old Testament) into the New Covenant; not only of the prophetic events that still yet to come, but also, and certainly as important, the continuity of the people of Israel. I suggest that to understand the identity of the house of Israel is to come to probably one of the most powerful and beautiful realization a non-Jewish believer can experience. It is to be able to finally understand that every word of God does apply to him or her personally. It is to finally know with certainty that we are part of the Israel of Yahweh rather than a separate entity called the "Gentile Church".
I know that some of the things we study here may be hard to understand let alone accept. It may require us to make changes not only in our theology, but most importantly, in our hearts and lives. I know by experience that change is hard. Specially when as believers we have been taught to follow, to conform, and to not question the established theology.
Very few people are willing to leave their comfort zones and think outside the box. Very few are willing to live the set-apart life that Yeshua (Jesus) lived which requires obedience to Torah. I know that Yahweh will hold the shepherds of the flock, the Christian and Jewish leadership accountable. And I pray that in this life long journey we come to see the TRUE light and understand that our loyalty must first and foremost be given to Yahweh and His Son Yeshua, and not to man.
We deeply believe that we have to take the initiative and offer something that "institutional religion" does not offer: the true answer to the popular question "What Would Yeshua (Jesus) Do?" Whose way would Yeshua follow?
One more important thing to remember. Yeshua also tells us that we must seek the truth with innocence in our hearts and purity in our minds, in complete surrender to Him -with absolute trust in his will for us just as little children would. Not depending on our religious knowledge, or our traditions, or so much of our intellectualized theology that confuses and distorts the truth. In fact, Yahweh tells us that it is to the little children and not the learned, the Bible scholars, or the worldly-wise prophets with impressive titles after their names that He has chosen to reveal his truth. Yeshua says, “… you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” Mat 11:25 - “…For to such as these belongs the kingdom of God” Mat 19:14.
Brothers and sister - unless we all change and learn to trust Abba like little children, we “… will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Mat 18:3.
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 Prov 1:7; Eccl 12:13
 Acts 1:6
 Heb 12:23; Exo 4:22
 I also want to make clear that this is not an attack on any particular person or ministry; rather, in the light of Scripture, my intention is to prove or disprove the teaching and not to discredit the person.
 Matt19:17; John14:15;15:10
 In its simplest form, Torah means teaching, instruction in righteousness.
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