Welcome to Hebrew Roots Restoration

As the mediator of the new covenant, Yeshua declared, “I will build my congregation…” (Matt. 16:18), which is also referred to as the Body of Messiah or the “Israel of God” (Gal. 6:16) by the New Testament writers. Initially, the Body of Messiah was comprised solely of a remnant of Israelites including the twelve disciples and the 120 Believers who entered into the new covenant with God (Acts 2). After Yeshua's ascension, the good news was opened to the Gentiles (Acts 10:9-36, 44-45; Rom. 11:13; Gal. 2:7-10) and the Gentile congregations raised up by Paul were “...imitators of the congregations of Elohim which are in Judea...” (1 Thess. 2:14). In time, many converts who were added to the faith rose to positions of authority and mixed in many elements of their pagan festivals, images, idols, rituals, and traditions in with the true faith, which is explicitly forbidden in Scripture (Deut. 12:29-32; Jer. 10:1-5). Jude exhorted God's people "...to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For there are certain men who crept in secretly, who were long ago written about for this judgment, irreverent men, transferring the grace of our Elohim to licentiousness, and denying our only Lord, Elohim, and our Master, Yeshua Messiah” (Jude 1:3-4). 

There soon came a time when those who "crept in secretly" transformed a very large portion of the faith into what later became known as the Roman Catholic Church. The title “Catholic” means “Universal” in Latin, and its intended meaning was revealed when the church seized authority under the direction of Emperor Constantine. Those who would not conform were persecuted and killed. As a result, the Body of Messiah split into two congregations. Scripture refers to them as the harlot congregation and the chaste congregation. About 1500 years later, the Roman Catholic Church gave birth to her Protestant, daughter churches whom she created in her image and likeness. In the Book of Revelation, John described this false religious dynasty as, “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and of the Abominations of the Earth” (Rev. 17:5). In Revelation 18:4, John added, "I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, My people, that you have no participation in her sins, and that you do not receive of her plagues.”

Now, as the end of the age approaches, multiple thousands of mainstream Christians are experiencing a spiritual awakening. They are being led by God to seek "the ancient paths" (Jer. 6:16) and are returning to the First Century Hebraic Roots of the faith. This incredible, prophetic awakening has manifested itself in what is known as the Hebrew Roots Movement, which is a grassroots movement without local congregations. I believe that God has called me to be a part of this movement and to share what He has taught me, so I have launched this website in support of it. I encourage you to test what I have written (Acts 17:10-11) as it is vitally important and will help you prepare for the end of the age.

יהוה bless and keep you. יהוה make His face to shine on you, and be gracious to you. יהוה lift up His face toward you, and give you peace.

Stephen Otto

Main Features

APV Preview (Includes Intro)
Notable Scriptural Corrections
The LORD restored to יהוה 

God to Elohim, EL and Eloah
Jesus to Yeshua

Christ to Messiah
Angel(s) to messenger(s) 

Law to  Torah 

Baptize to immerse
Gospel to good news
Church to congregation/assembly
Hell to  grave

Cross to stake

Also, the words of יהוה in the Old Testament and of Yeshua in the New Testament are presented in blue type, which is consistent with the reason why יהוה commanded the Israelites to attach a blue cord in their tassels (Num. 15:37-41).


Featured Book

In Isaiah 46:9-10, God states, “...I am El, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning...." A careful examination of this declaration will reveal a hidden code in the Book of Genesis (Beginnings). The code is based on the seven days of creation, which contains seven corresponding, spiritual equivalents that begin with truth and end with salvation, as displayed in the image to the left. Incredibly, this code proves to be the key to unlocking major, end-of-the-age Bible prophecies, like the great tribulation, the abomination that makes desolate, and the second Exodus, etc. The fact that God is revealing these prophecies now proves that we are living at the end of the age (Dan. 12:8-9).



Featured Article

The Parable of the Good Samaritan, recorded in Luke 10:25-37,  is one of Yeshua’s most cherished parables. Over the years ministers have shared it with their congregations hoping to instill in them a greater sense of brotherhood and compassion. While this teaching is commendable, the parable contains a much deeper meaning based on the Hebrew Roots of the faith. First, Paul tells us that Yeshua’s sacrifice was “once for all” (Heb. 9:11-12). Yet, the parable tells us that the Good Samaritan, who represents Yeshua, made three payments for the care of the man who was left half dead. This begs the question, "Why?" Second, the three payments prove to be based on the meanings of the Holy Days.