Torah Perspective is a blog that I began in 2005, after coming to an understanding that the Torah of YHWH Elohim is still in effect for those of belief/faith, for all people, Yisraelites and the nations/gentiles. And realizing that it is not set aside when one comes to belief in Yahusha Messiah (called Jesus Christ by the translators, and carried on in traditionalism).
A few years ago I decided to take the site down. I trashed hundreds of articles I had written, and didn’t put the site back up for quite awhile. It is now rebooted, and I feel it’s time to move forward.
Hello, my name is Banner Kidd. I was born again in 1987 and began to see through the lies that the enemy had sown in traditional Christianity after about 10 years of frustration. What I read did not line up with what was practiced. And I grew tired of living a life built on sand, with no power. After seeing the lies in the traditional pagan holidays practiced by the professing church, and coming out of those, I began to put on the Commandments of Torah; guarding Sabbath first, then eating according to what Torah says is food, and abstaining from that which he says is an abomination. Pork, a staple in the diet of this East Kentucky born man was set aside in 2002, the last year we had anything to do with Christmas.
Then more revelation and the beginning of understanding of His Moedim/Feasts, as summarized in Leviticus 23 came to me. Now, each year, reading through Torah, and the New Testament Scriptures, of the life of Messiah, and the letters of Shaul/Paul, more is revealed. I see my need for Messiah more and more. I only stand in Him. My entrance into the kingdom of the Father is only in and through Him.
Life is all about change, especially for the taught one of Messiah Yahshua. Turning to Him, as 2nd Corinthians 3 tells us, opens up the Torah and gives understanding, that applied by belief through favor/grace, brings constant change. It’s change that makes one more in the image of Yahusha, clothed in Him, and made ready for the coming wedding day.
Many, having read what I have written on this page, might think I’ve “fallen from grace.” I assure you I have not. I am “saved by grace, through faith/belief,” according to the words written by the Apostle in Ephesians Chapter Two.
Eph 2:8 For by favour you have been saved, through belief, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of Elohim,
Eph 2:9 it is not by works, so that no one should boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah יהושע unto good works, which Elohim prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
The difference is that I, out of love for The Master, choose to walk as He walked and keep His Commandments, by the power of His Spirit. I choose to use His given Name rather than one assigned to Him by the translators, and walk in Truth in all areas, and to not walk in tradition that replaces, ignores, or opposes Truth. I believe the Master’s Word; “You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free.”
I love my brothers and sisters, be they still in traditional Christianity, on their way out of the tradition, or be they in the Messianic movement caught up in Jewish tradition. May we who are brothers and sisters in rebirth build one another up in Truth by the testimony of our lives, and our love for one another and our Bridegroom. May we yield to Him to perfect us into His Bride without spot or blemish, prepared for the great wedding feast to come.
I was born in coal country, East Kentucky, in 1955. My family moved to Indiana in 1965. I was raised from 10 years old in Northeast Indiana. I’ve lived in this area my entire life, since 1965.
I’m a musician, a songwriter, a jingle writer, a voice over actor (mostly radio commercials), a teacher of the Word, formerly a teaching elder at the assembly we once attended, a Christian Radio Station Manager and on air announcer, and a worship leader.
My wife, Karen, and I are the parents of four children. We raised three daughters and a son. Sadly we lost our oldest daughter to cancer in June of 2020. We have two grandsons.
I’m available to come share my testimony of what Papa Yah has done in my life, and to share songs and fellowship. If you would like to know more, please contact me.