What have our fathers become?

I believe we are seeing the return of Fathers being real men again.

Our Hebrew Israelite (aka Black/Negro), Fatherhood has been a thing of ridicule and scoffing for decades now. My father neglected his duties, as was the case for many of my friends, but the irony is that there was a vital lesson which was passed down to many within my generation, that lesson is: “Break the cycle” (as the video’s thumbnail states above); where your father lacked, be better; be a better man than your father.

One way that we can “break the cycle”, is by as men and fathers we must instruct & provide. If we are to hold true to the Bible, then we as fathers must understand that providing for our families is irrefutably untransferable:

“But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

1 Timothy‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

So fathers must provide for their children. Of course, that means a father must provide for their children physically. Most people understand and can agree that a father who is worth being called a father, not only provides the means of life for their child, but they also provide for the sustainment and nourishment of the life of their child. A father provides resources in the form of food, shelter, clothing, etc… It’s such a common understanding and expectation, that a father’s failure to provide for those needs that it is punishable by law in America and other countries. Fathers who do not live with the mothers should desire to support their children, those who refuse to voluntarily provide for their children can have their wages taken from them by the court, to help provide for the needs of their children. But let’s look further than physical needs and resources, a father should provide for the holistic well-being of their children. A good father seeks ways to provide for their child: physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. That’s where the teaching & instructing aspect of fatherhood comes in. For Israelite fathers, we can read Scripture and see the recorded results when our ancestors failed to properly instruct their children, and we can see that our outcome matches the warnings and promises found in Scripture today.

The curses of Deuteronomy 28 remain upon our people today (without a doubt, read the whole chapter for yourself to see it for yourself), and still, we are seeing a shift… If we look at the current generation of fathers, compared to the last two generations, many of our men/fathers have become awakened to see the scriptural cause & cure, the curse & blessing. We sometimes learn better, from bad examples than we do from good examples. Bad examples often have long-lasting lessons which stick with us and help us to make changes for the better. Punishment should lead to correction, and we have been living in a punished state as a people, but I believe we are witnessing the time of correction.

Now, I do not want to be misunderstood on this next point, I dare not revel in or down talk my father nor his lack of direct parenting… he wasn’t there—it is what it is. But I will speak the truth in hopes of connection & inspiration:

“Glory not in the dishonor of thy father; for thy father’s dishonor is no glory unto thee.” Ecclesiasticus 3:10 KJV


Growing up, even though my father only lived 15 minutes away from me my entire childhood, until I left for the Air Force at 18, we only saw each other a handful of times. Still, aside from that, he had an indirect and inadvertently positive impact on my life. In a way, he taught me what I needed to see in manhood by his lack of fatherhood to me, I learned from him by what he didn’t provide or teach me directly. I wasn’t intentionally looking for it, strangely I never remember having a desire for him to be in my life, in that I thank Yah; I’ve seen the devastation in many men I know that still suffer from the longing they endured as children, wanting their fathers to be in their lives. Thankfully, both of my grandfathers (my mother’s father & my father’s father), were upstanding men & fathers, I saw lessons in manhood from them. They were GRAND fathers in word & deed to me. All that being said, they still did not teach the fullness of Scripture; so according to scripture, they too missed the mark, but they did their best, and I am forever grateful. I say that they missed the mark, simply because of passages like this which tell us how to hit the mark, and again, I know they didn’t teach it because they didn’t understand the scriptures fully, not because they chose to intentionally go against Scripture:

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall TEACH them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord (יהוה/YAH) your God (Elohim), and His testimonies and His statutes, which He has commanded you.”

Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:6-7, 17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“When your son asks you in time to come, ‘What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules (commandments) that the Lord (YAH) our God (Elohim) has commanded you?’ then you shall say to your son, ‘We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt. And YAH brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. And YAH commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear YAH our Elohim, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as we are this day. And it will be righteousness for us, IF we are careful to do all this commandment before YAH our Elohim, as He has commanded us.’”

Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:20-21, 24-25‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The above are not widely read passages, and even fewer reference them, but the commands and instructions apply to us still today nonetheless. In fact, that is what it meant here in these more frequently quoted, but frequently misunderstood verses:

“Train up (instruct) a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs‬ ‭22:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction (Torah, the instructions of YAH) of the Lord (YAH).”

Ephesians‬ ‭6:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

My grandfathers and many other fathers like him taught their sons many valuable lessons. Many Christian Fathers have even lived by their own understanding (see Proverbs 3:5)of those last two verses, teaching Christian principles to their children, as both of my grandfathers did, and if they did not teach the Torah, they missed the mark. My grandfathers both had sons who rejected their own father’s instructions, and they rejected The Father’s instructions, primarily because they were never taught them Scripturally. Now to be clear, Christian lessons do not teach the instructions of The Father which is Torah; Christian doctrine teaches in opposition to Torah. Torah is defined as the instruction of The Father https://biblehub.com/hebrew/8451.htm If that info alone is new to you, or if you are new to reading my blogs, please continue reading some of my other posts for more on this, but for now, hear this point, the job of our fathers is to teach their children the Torah/instruction from THE Father, reread all of Deuteronomy chapter 6 for yourself to see it for yourself.

Many men still today, do just as The Messiah said:

“And יהושע (Yahoshua aka “Jesus”) answering, said to them, “You go astray, not knowing The Scriptures nor the power of Elohim.”

Mattithyahu (Matthew)‬ ‭22:29‬ ‭TS2009‬‬

Our people today, our men & fathers are beginning to learn the power of Elohim & the truth of The Scriptures, and we are teaching our children. We are coming out of darkness into His light. We are beginning to know what it means to be a man & father in the eyes of our Father—HalleluYAH! We are waking up to who we are and to whom we belong and as we continue to learn, follow and teach our Father’s instruction; prayerfully our sons will know the scriptures and the power of Elohim more than us. By restoring righteous fatherhood among our people, house by house, community by community, we will be a restored nation, under YAH, we will be the redeemed children of The Most High!

Our fathers, hundreds of generations ago, stopped following the Torah, they stopped following the instructions and ways of YAH, and they instead started to follow the ways of the other nations, they followed the way of the heathens and taught their children (and ultimately us) heathen ways. The ways of the heathen have led us into destruction. We now have many of our families dealing with the consequences of following the ways of the heathen, this video below points out some of the most current ramifications of heathen fatherhood. Men: fathers of Israel: I implore you as our Father did, to learn NOT the way of the heathens! Stand up, speak up, and don’t sit by idly as things like what you see in the video below happen when it comes to our communities and households—Train your children in the ways of YAH!

The way of the heathen ends in dysfunction —Real fathers are needed.

Until next time, shalom ✌🏾

Published by What Is Hebrewing

Israelite by bloodline, American by way of slavery, Alive by Yah’s Word!

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