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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

"Torah" - Points to Messiah

In my Scripture studies I found Torah means teaching - instruction. In Genesis 26 we find the word Torah first spoken from Almighty God.

This occurs when there was a famine and the Lord God gave Issac an instruction to not go down to Egypt as his father Abraham had done before him.

If we look at the context, in a famine Isaac would struggle, after all the land was parched and there were no supermarkets and no bottled water to rely on so The Lord had a purpose. He wanted Isaac to depend on Him. Isaac chose to rely on God in faithful, trusting obedience even if it meant living hungry among the parched dust with the Philistines.

Isaac had learned a big lesson from his father... be faithful.

El Shaddai - Almighty God had told Isaac "the reason" was not just his own family's sake, but his faithfulness was so that all "nations" (gowy גּוֹי) of the earth could be blessed:
“I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and will give your descendants all these lands and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed because Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My Torah.”
Why did God chose to bless "all" nations? Because:

"Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, 
My commandments, My statutes and My Torah.”

Abraham is God's witness because Abraham kept God's teaching and instruction. Abrahma acted in faith and because of that God repeated the promise to Isaac that "all nations" would be blessed because of his father. This eternal blessing comes from Abraham as he following God's instruction and this blessing ties all nations grafted into the charge, commandments, statutes and Torah The Lord God gave to Moses and Aaron.

The link to the blessing given to the nations is declared by God in Exodus 12:49:
"There shall be one Torah for the native and for the stranger who sojourns among you.”
The blessing is one Torah, one teaching for both native and stranger and this Torah points to Messiah.

Torah means teaching and instruction, it bigger than the word law we use today but law is also found in the Bible. So where so we find it?

The first appearance of the English word meaning "law" as we know it today, is a statute placed in Genesis 47:26. It is the Hebrew word "choq" and it's tied to Egypt, the same place Issac was told to not go to:
"So Joseph made it a 'statute' concerning the land of Egypt..."
Here, the "choq" or “law” means a "statute, ordinance, limit, something prescribed." It does not fully describe teaching or instruction.

It is speaking of Joseph's law, the statute he established during the famine in Egypt as he required all but priests to give one-fifth of their harvest as a tax to Pharaoh. It was a "choq" to be kept among men. Joseph did this after he bought the land with seed following the failure of Egypt's money system during the famine. Crop seed became much more important than money.

That statute was manmade and an accurate description of our current use of the word law. Choq appears 127 times in The Hebrew Scriptures, but "choq" is not the the term so many commingle today in reference to God's "law" which is the Hebrew word “Torah.”

It is my prayer that this study will begin to show you the difference so that you also see how the Torah of God points to Messiah, the living Torah, the resurrected living teacher.

As we have seen, the Hebrew word “Torah” is the teaching in Exodus 12:49 when God says:

"One law [Torah] shall be to him that is homeborn 
and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you."

Messiah is for Judah and the nations. That's the big blessing and it's the reason the House of God is for all peoples (see Isaiah 56:7).

Hebrew is important if you want to understand the Bible. The Hebrew word "Torah" begins with the letter Tav. Torah is spelled as “Tav-Vav-Resh-Hey” in Hebrew and it means "teaching and instruction." Check it out for yourself, test itthat fact in any reliable Bible dictionary.

Since each Hebrew letter has a literal meaning, we need to learn to understand literally...
"Tav-Vav-Resh-Hey" means "Covenant-Stake-Head-Reveal".

Can you see Messiah in the word Torah?

Messiah is the head, the leader that was seen at the covenant stake. He reveals the Living Torah, He is the covenant for the homeborn, and the sojourner!

Unlike Joseph's "law" in Genesis 47, Torah is not “choq” and "choq" is not Torah.

The Torah is bigger, its God's teaching and instruction for living not in God's Kingdom, not a statute of man's government. Torah is God’s teaching for righteousness, holiness to be like He is. It's the constitution of His Kingdom. It is God's instruction for drawing near to His almighty glory in a set apart (holy) life to show our love for God and our fellow man.

God intricately designed His universe and His Torah as He spoke it into being. The Torah includes the words that the Almighty gave to Moses to write down so that they could be used eternally.

Moses taught them to all Israel including the strangers sojourning with them because they were afraid to hear all that God had to say to them. That was a good thing and God knew it.
"All the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw [it,] they trembled and stood at a distance. Then they said to Moses, "Speak to us yourself and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, or we will die."" Exodus 20:18-19 NASB 
These "strangers" and "sojouners" were a part of "all the people" there at the mountain. They included the slaves from other nations that were held in bondage in Egypt with the descendants of Israel. They also likely included many Egyptians as well who witnessed the ten plagues and feared the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Bottomline, despite what you may have heard, the Torah was given to all of the people at Sinai and they all heard the Ten Commandments as spoken to them by God Almighty.

God's repeating design in the Hebrew Bible continually points to Messiah and you can get closer to Yeshua of Nazareth by learning a lot more about the language of the Bible.

Richard S. Ellis is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and he gives us a unique perspective on Torah:
"If we step back and consider the imagery of the Torah, we can see it is much like a fractal because, as the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot explained, each small portion can be viewed as a reduced scale replica of the whole. The focus in parashah Be-har on Shabbat, on the giving of the land, on ethical behavior, on living in peace and love with our sisters and our brothers, on living in active support of our sisters and our brothers: this is the focus of the entire Torah. 
Thus the fractal law of mathematics, created in the opening verses of Torah to ensure the smooth functioning of the universe, helps us to explicate this same Torah. Line by line, breath by breath, stem by stem, blossom by blossom, each verse of our parashah, like each verse of Leviticus, mirrors fractal-like the glorious and transcendent vision of the whole."
Now, consider what you will never see in an English Bible. It was pointed out by Rabbi Weissmandel just after World War II when he moved to New York. Weissmandel was the founder of the Europe Plan to rescue the survivors of the Holocaust.

In Numbers 1:1-4, we can see  50 letter skips spells the word "Torah". Reading a Torah scroll we can see the spelling is in reverse as it points to Leviticus. Why Leviticus, because something else is written in God's word there, just keep reading below for the answer and we look at the word Torah (Tav, Vav, Resh, Heh) הוֹרַתָ

וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֶל מֹשֶׁה בְּמִדְבַּר סִינַי בְּאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד
בְּאֶחָד לַחֹדֶשׁ הַשֵּׁנִי בַּשָּׁנָה הַשֵּׁנִית לְצֵאתָם מֵאֶרֶץ
מִצְרַיִם לֵאמֹר שְׂאוּ אֶת רֹאשׁ כָּל עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל
לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָם לְבֵית אֲבֹתָם בְּמִסְפַּר שֵׁמוֹת כָּל זָכָר
לְגֻלְגְּלֹתָם מִבֶּן עֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה וָמַעְלָה כָּל יֹצֵא צָבָא
בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל תִּפְקְדוּ אֹתָם לְצִבְאֹתָם אַתָּה וְאַהֲרֹן

Now, if we look at Deuteronomy 1:5-8, we can see there are exactly 49 letter skips that spell Torah. Reading the letter skips we can see the spelling points back toward the Scriptures that precede it.

בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן, בְּאֶרֶץ מוֹאָב, הוֹאִיל מֹשֶׁה בֵּאֵר אֶת הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת לֵאמֹר
יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ דִּבֶּר אֵלֵינוּ בְּחֹרֵב לֵאמֹר  רַב לָכֶם שֶׁבֶת בָּהָר הַזֶּה
פְּנוּ וּסְעוּ לָכֶם וּבֹאוּ הַר הָאֱמֹרִי וְאֶל כָּל שְׁכֵנָיו בָּעֲרָבָה בָהָר
וּבַשְּׁפֵלָה וּבַנֶּגֶב וּבְחוֹף הַיָּם אֶרֶץ הַכְּנַעֲנִי וְהַלְּבָנוֹן עַד הַנָּהָר הַגָּדֹל נְהַר פְּרָת
רְאֵה נָתַתִּי לִפְנֵיכֶם, אֶת הָאָרֶץ; בֹּאוּ, וּרְשׁוּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר
נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה לַאֲבֹתֵיכֶם לְאַבְרָהָם לְיִצְחָק וּלְיַעֲקֹב לָתֵת לָהֶם, וּלְזַרְעָם אַחֲרֵיהֶם

What is going on here?

Guess what, this occurs in the books of Genesis and Exodus, only the word Torah is not spelled in reverse, instead it points forward to Leviticus.

The very letters that spell Torah are reflecting a Jubilee (49+1=50).

Not only that, the deliverance and restoration message of a Jubilee is pointing toward something.

Deuteronomy has 49 letter skips, this tells us one is to be searched for. Who is the One? It is none other than YHVH. And in the middle of these, we also see the Hebrew letters Aleph Tav אֶת, known by many Christians as the Alpha Omega in Revelation.

For more on אֶת click HERE to read a study on Aleph Tav.

Leviticus is where the letters that spell Torah from Numbers and Deuteronomy are pointing toward because Leviticus is in the middle of the Torah, the first five books of the Bible.

So let's look closely at Leviticus. In Leviticus 1:1 we can see that every seventh letter from the first Yod, which happens to be the first letter of God's name, spells YHVH.

The red letters are Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey יִּהוָה and in Hebrew we can find that YHVH’s name is declared in plain sight in the very first verse of Leviticus, that is if you can read Hebrew!

וַיִּקְרָא אֶל מֹשֶׁה וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֵלָיו מֵאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד לֵאמֹר

The Torah was declared, spoken by God and the Hebrew word Torah literally points to YHVH, His mighty name.

One of the many amazing things we can see in God's word is the living Torah - who is Messiah Yeshua since the Torah, after all was written of Him:
"Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures." Luke 24:27 NASB

"And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14 NASB

"For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ." John 1:17 NASB

"For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. "But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?" John 5:46-47 NASB

"I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You; for the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received [them] and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me." John 17:6-8 NASB
Yeshua manifested the name YHVH to the disciples and they kept the Torah. I pray this begins to show you Messiah's teaching, “His” words give us instruction to believe and walk in the way of Moses' writing of God's instruction:
"The same law shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you." Exodus 12:49 NASB
We should follow the living Torah not because we have to, but because we get to. God's law was given to everyone as a gift full of mercy and grace because grace is how our Heavenly Father shows His Love for us and our obedience to Him is how we show our love for Him.

The Torah's weightier matters are "separation, mercy and faith"... these we are to do as Messiah instructs us (see Matthew 23:23).

You may have not noticed, but the word "separation" which means "to set apart" is the Hebrew word "qodesh." We see this word translated as "Holy" some 611 times throughout the Hebrew scrolls.

The Torah points to Yeshua in the themes and storyline context found in each story. He said "Moses wrote of me" and He also said:
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” Matthew 5:17-18
There is a reason, the Exodus story gives us many incredible examples.

Some are plain as day, others need to be examined. One is from the deeper meaning of the Exodus story about the waters at Marah and Elim shown in Exodus 15 that is repeated in the list recounting Israel’s stops along their journey described in Numbers 33.

After the great mikveh miracle at the parting of the Red Sea, God brought the children of Israel and the sojourners with them to Elim. It was a beautiful oasis where they all camped beside twelve springs and seventy palm trees. These point to show the Gospel story of Messiah. After his baptism (mikveh), He chose twelve close disciples, yet He sent out seventy to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom (see Luke 10:1).

This was shown at the Red Sea and at Marah. Not only that, Yeshua will overcome obstacles and bitterness if we rely on Him.

When the Israelites arrived at Marah after the wind allowed them to cross the sea on dry land. They were parched and thirsty, they could not continue long without water but they not drink the water at Marah because it was bitter, so God showed Moses some wood to throw into the bitter water to make it sweet.

God did this with a test He placed before them just as any believer is set free from the bitterness of their sine by the sweet wood of Messiah's cross, if we just repent and believe.

You may have missed it, but the apostle James taught the lesson learned at Marah:
"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind." James 1:2-6 
Not only that, God revealed the imagery of Eden restored at Elim as there was no bitter water present.

The twelve springs of water at Elim represent the prophetic future of the twelve tribes of Israel and the sojourners with them. The royal priesthood has springs of living water to administer God’s Gospel of the Kingdom to native born and all nations. The seventy palm trees represent the seventy nations that must rely on living water to survive.

The twelve springs of water show us the twelve tribes as all Israel are to supply living water of salvation (Yeshua) to all nations in spirit and truth.

They all left Elim in the fourth week after leaving Egypt. That number four in Hebrew is a reference to four thousand years from Creation to Messiah, when the living water arrived of Messiah arrived.

They left Egypt (slavery to sin) on the 15th day of the first month and…
“They set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the people of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt.”
Messiah's living water Passover is the tree of life that we may drink and live forever as shown in Revelation 22:2:
“On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree of life (the living Torah) are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed (bitter), but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him”
This shows us a picture of the fruit of believers after returning to God’s Torah that Yeshua walked in so that we can all teach and disciple other nations in God’s instruction until He returns. If we walk in Messiah’s ways, there will be springs of living water flowing from us to nourish others with Messiah, the living Torah.

Beleive it or not, Yeshua taught of Elim to the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well: “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

Later, at the conclusion of the Feast of Tabernacles that year at the water pouring ceremony in Jerusalem, Yeshua shouted in a loud voice to give everyone there a mental picture back to Elim as promised in Isaiah 58:11; Ezekiel 47:1-12 and Zechariah 14:8. He declared this:
“Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”
Revelation 22 message will be fulfilled one day looking back to Messiah’s time in Jerusalem when He spoke as a prophet like Moses. Today, has been two days (2,000 years) and Yeshua serves as High Priest at the right hand before the day of The Lord when He returns to Earth as King before creation is restored.

God declares the end from the beginning, so we have to remember God finished the first creation of heaven and earth on the fourth day when the sun, moon and the stars were put into their proper place to separate the light from the darkness, And God saw that it was good. What was will be, and God will restore creation as He intended. That is the meaning of: “These are the generations of the heavens and the earth” Genesis 2:4.

Revelation shows us Messiah will fulfill Genesis 2:15... “The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”

Elim is just one stop in the amazing Torah stories that points to Messiah. But by this we can begin to understand why Yeshua is called the “Living Word” and we can begin to see what John was teaching when he wrote:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." John 1:1-5

"Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." John 17:17

"And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth." John 17:19
The Torah is truth, indeed all of the Bible speaks of unchanging truth. The "teaching" of God, the "Torah" gives us a graphic picture of the promise given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The storyline goes like this: Abram left his home because YHVH spoke to him and called him out of pagan Ur, the center of organized idol worship at the time. With his father and family, Abram stopped in Haran, a town at today's Syria border with Turkey.

Genesis 12:4 tells us: “So Abram left, as the LORD had told him.”

Abram believed God and obeyed. He did something and the trip from Ur to Haran brought Abraham great wealth, but the walk from Haran to Canaan was different on the pilgrimage journey mission from God.

When Abraham arrived, a famine hit the land and Abram had to leave and seek refuge in Egypt.

Plagues fell on the Pharaoh and Abram left. Jacob did the same as did his descendants. Plagues fell on Pharaoh and Israel left. A plague of death sought young Yeshua too and he went to Egypt as well, yet He returned to the promised land.

When we look at the story of Abram’s call, we can see Jesus (Yeshua) and his disciples. Just like God’s call to Abram, Jesus called his twelve disciples to leave and follow him. They left their occupations and their homes and Jesus taught them about the gospel of the Kingdom of God, because it would be their ultimate goal.

When Abraham arrived in Canaan, God told Abraham the next four hundred years would end in servitude in Egypt. Meanwhile, Hagar gave birth to Ishmael, Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed and only after that did Sarah give birth to Isaac.

Fleeing Esau's revenge, Jacob returned to Haran where Abrahma had sojourned. There, Jacob married Leah and Rachel and worked as a slave for Laban. Before he entered back into Canaan, Jacob wrestled with God before he crossed the Jabbok brook. During the night he was blessed there, but only after he was injured. His walk is changed as was his name.

Israel then meets his enemy brother Esau and loses his beloved wife Rachel.

The Bible reinforces the reward of the Promised Land. This is promised repeatedly, yet this story is four thousand years ahead in the future, the land was a reward to be ultimately bestowed only after suffering in tribulation like Messiah in the holocaust.

This timeline looks much like the four hundred years when Moses finally leads Israel out of the bondage of Egypt, yet they wandered forty years until they finally crossed the Jordan River.

As followers of Messiah, we need to remember that we too will receive the promise of Abraham:
"I will bless you;
I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing."
God called out a man, that became a people, that received a name, that adopted the children of an Egyptian named Asenath in adoption... Israel is the name for all of them and it means "God prevails."

By a miracle of the Spirit of God, His sone became humanity in the family line of David and suffered to bring forth salvation for the world as Messiah Yeshua of Nazareth.

Yeshua walked a perfect life in God's Torah given in the wilderness journey at Sinai, yet He suffered, died and arose in resurrection for the salvation of the world. Whether you think it is His first trip or second, He is coming soon to restore everyone's journey out of Babylon: "Come out of her my people lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues" (Revelation 18:4). It's time to repent and work to keep God’s Kingdom commandments in the faith of Messiah (Revelation 14:2).

It is now that we are all being called to begin our journey from Babylon to the Promised Land. Are you listening to God and doing what He asks?

Home is not back there in Ur of the Chaldees. It’s not in Egypt or Babylon. It’s now, where God has us. Home is in the land of promise, even if we don’t fully possess the land right now.

By faith, we must trust God and be willing to go wherever He sends us.

We are headed fast and forward into the Jubilee year and God’s word is that things need to be put back the way God has ordained them. Jubilee the promise of restoration, but right now we are in the time before the final Jubilee. Soon we are to be observing a Sabbath rest in recognition of God’s sovereignty over us as a foreshadowing of the day when God’s kingdom will come in all its fullness and God’s people will live in the world that God intended from the beginning in Eden with Messiah as King.

God required Abraham, Issac and Israel to follow His instruction to take hold of the homeland that God had given them. As we wait for the day that in which we will inherit the land of promise, may we all listen to God and reorder our lives to hold on to the blessing God has promised us and when our lives move away from God’s will, may we see the light and do whatever is necessary to return to our Father and do as Messiah did. That is why he asked the disciples:
"Why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say?" Luke 6:46
Jesus is making a statement of truth about the Torah of God: Many call Him Lord, Lord, but very few actually do what He says. Jesus is asking you right now, today, why not do what I say?

To do this requires our understanding that Messiah Yeshua is prophet like Moses, the messenger of the Torah. He is the Word of God living in the flesh. One way is to understand God is that He gives us His teaching and instruction for living because the God of Israel loves us.

His Torah that points to Messiah teaches us some simple guidelines about how we are to live "near Him." It's the original message of the "deceiver" to fall for the idea that God does not mean what He says or that He changes His mind. Don't listen to that message any longer. Dod does not change.

Like I used to, many believe a flawed premise that God's teaching and instruction, the Torah, is imperfect, that it enslaves, brings forth death, cannot be kept, is a burden of curses and that it has been "hung on the cross" by Jesus. A law was hung there alright and it is one of the great mysteries of the Bible.

Many that think the Torah is obsolete believe that Jesus is Messiah rightly say "the One" who is called Jesus is the Son of God. That is the truth, but then that of course means it is Jesus who is the Son that walks in His Father's instruction and keeps them.

No wonder He says, "If you love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15

When we truly understand that Jesus, the one called "salvation" in Hebrew or Yeshua keeps God's Totah, all of these words suddenly make sense as they tie the end of the Bible to the beginning:
1John 2:7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you have heard from the beginning.

1John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

1John 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

1John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

1John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

2John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Revelation 22:14 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.
What does this all mean?

It means that it is now time for you to stand and soak in the latter day rain of God's word.

Repent and return to God's covenant, return to hear and do His word and grow in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment.

God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation. You can accept His gift of life. Consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and repent of your sin, ask His forgiveness and accept His gift of love through Messiah Yeshua. Do it now!

Today is the time. If you know you need to get your life right with God, don’t wait for tomorrow, get it right with Him now!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16-17
I pray you will discover the path of Messiah's faith - the principles of God's teaching and instruction in your set apart life so you may be sanctified to approach and walk in His ways near to Him and show Him you love Him.

Preach the Kingdom gospel always and when necessary use words.