by Tovari Eliyah
“So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.” — Colossians 2:10, NLT
“Tamim Messianic Judaism,” as a name, is intended for my ministry, faith perspective, daily living and worship purposes based upon my scriptural understanding. The name is not intended to be proudly exclusivist in opposition to sincere Christian or other Messianic Jewish believers who possess a genuine relationship with Elohim (God) and Yeshua ha Meshiakh (Jesus the Messiah). Tamim Messianic Judaism represents simply another angle by which to view the information about true relationship with Elohim (God); information we already have had and believed.
There is value in Tamim Messianic Judaism in its having a fresh approach and motivation, looking at well-known information from another angle. Such view is legitimate, as knowing God is like examining a precious cut diamond – it is a single entity with many angles by which to view it.
The word tamim is a Biblical Hebrew adjective meaning “perfect, complete, etc.,” depending on sentence context. Therefore “Tamim Messianic Judaism” is a concise way of referring to the completeness that a human being can potentially experience through genuine relationship with Elohim (God) and Yeshua ha Meshiakh (Jesus the Messiah) (cf. John 17:3). Comprehensive completeness for man/woman through correct relationship with YHVH Elohim (LORD God) and Meshiakh Yeshua (Christ Jesus) is a clear and definite Biblical theme (cf. Deuteronomy 30:15-16; Joshua 1:6-9; Psalm 15; 23; Habakkuk 2:4; John 15:1-11; Acts 4:8-12; Colossians 1:26-28).
The following is a brief summary of the Tamim Messianic Jewish perspective that we uphold, offer, and promote.