What is First Fruits of Zion

First Fruits of Zion is an educational Messianic Jewish organization.

We believe that the Torah of Moses (Genesis­–Deuteronomy) is God’s initial revelation and self-disclosure not only to Israel, but to all of humanity. It is the foundation for the Scriptures, the basis of covenant relationship with God, and the revelation of Messiah. We are dedicated to educating followers of Yeshua—both Jewish and Gentile—in the whole counsel of Scripture.

We teach Torah through books, publications, study programs, audio-visual products, and seminars and conferences. However, and this is an important “however,” we teach more than Torah—we like to think that we teach a very high form of discipleship to the Master. Let me explain.

In Judaism it is often said, “Keep Torah for the sake of Torah” which communicates that one should not keep Torah for the reward, the benefit, or even the joy but rather as a simple act of obedience. While we understand this principle, we do not keep Torah for the sake of Torah alone; we keep Torah as a matter of discipleship. We always place the emphasis on being a “disciple of the Master” rather than being “Torah observant.” Our interest in Torah, tradition, Jewish studies, etc. begins and ends with our desire to be better disciples of Yeshua.

Our hope is to see disciples of the Master take up God’s commandments as an expression of love and devotion to the Father, not out of a sense of mandate or burdened obligation. We pray that all believers will let their good deeds shine forth as a beacon of light to the world.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.(Matthew 5:16)

These are exciting days of restoration! I am grateful to be alive and a part of these prophetic times. Thanks for considering our resources; I pray they will be a blessing to you, your family, and your community.

Boaz Michael
Founder and Director
First Fruits of Zion

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