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Derech HaMashiach members sharing a meal together

Derech HaMashiach was conceived in 1996, when the Lord gave Ralf a verse from Romans Chapter 15. The verse says this:

“to be a servant of the Messiah Yeshua for the Gentiles, with the priestly duty of presenting the Good News of God, so that the Gentiles may be an acceptable offering, made holy by the Ruach HaKodesh”.


This verse laid dormant for almost 21 years, while Ralf, his wife Marie and their family searched for G-d’s truths, every now and then coming across the Ancient Path. It wasn’t until they made the decision to start their journey in Messianic Judaism, that G-d resurrected Romans 15:16, which gave birth to Derech HaMashiach.

The Path

Derech HaMashiach is not so much about restoring the Ancient Path but working our way back along that path, helping others to find and navigate it as well. The path was never really broken, it was just that we never really travelled it in all its fullness. Today, G-d is asking all of us to look at the ancient paths and choose the one that is good. There is only one that leads to true rest for the soul.

Derech HaMashiach community members together eating a meal

Yeshua always was and will be the Door to that path that leads to the Ancient of Days, but if we don’t walk that path in the framework of a Jewish Messiah, we must ask ourselves the question, “which ancient path are we on?” Come join us at Derech HaMashiach as we discover the Ancient Path of Yeshua, the Jewish Rabbi.

The Fallen Tent of David

The more we travel this path, the more it becomes clear that part of our real mission is to contribute to the restoration of the Fallen Tent of David. The Jewish Emissaries or Apostles of the Book of Acts knew that the G-d Fearing Gentiles, those from the Nations who have been Grafted-In to the Commonwealth of Israel, through Yeshua, are a sign that G-d is restoring the fallen tent of David (Acts 15:14 – 18). The Prophets of the Tanak knew that this has always been G-d’s desire:

“That the residue of men might seek after the L-rd, and all the Gentiles, upon whom My Name is called, saith the L-rd, who doeth all these things. Known unto G-d are all His works from the beginning of the world [from Ancient of Days]” (Acts 15:17 – 18 – KJV)

Fulfilling the Torah

Yeshua, our Beloved Rebbe, said He came not to destroy the Torah, but to fulfill it. His Halachah (Instruction on the way of living the Torah) is the only Halachah that fulfills the Torah, as intended by the Father.

Over time, it has also become clear that the other part of mission is to revive and give life to the Messianic community, as a living stream of Traditional Judaism based upon the Torah, Prophets and Jewish traditional system as expressed in the Second Temple period and developed throughout the centuries. Through this we will contribute to fulfilling the command to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to earth and make disciples of all nations.

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*Taken from the Complete Jewish Bible by David H. Stern. Copyright © 1998. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Messianic Jewish Publishers, 6120 Day Long Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029. www.messianicjewish.net.

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