Shoreshim is Hebrew for “roots” and Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries is someone we have been blessed by for several years. It is this week’s highlight as a ministry we appreciate.
As per their website, Bill Cloud with wife Beth have chosen this word to characterize this ministry for several reasons:
- Roots give life to the tree
- Roots are the anchor of the tree
- If we are to be “one” we must return to the roots of our faith
The diversity and uniqueness of the hundreds of branches that can comprise one tree only become “one” as they move back toward the roots of the tree. With so many versions of Christianity and the varying interpretations of Scripture muddying the theological waters, the need to return to our roots and to understand the eternal validity of God’s Torah has become obvious. This need is, in fact, evidence of the “restoration of all things” that the Scripture has predicted “since the world began” (Acts 3:21). Hence our mission: to proclaim truth as best we know how so that in the day of adversity, the tree will remain steadfast! Blessings and Shalom from Bill & Beth.
Shoreshim Ministries and Bill Cloud’s teachings have its presence online at several websites, e.g.:
- billcloud.org – main ministry website
- billcloudblog.com – online community with daily devotional videos, weekly Torah Tidbits and all resources for members
- Bill Cloud’s Official YouTube
- Bill Cloud’s Official Vimeo site with on-demand video teachings
- HRN website and YouTube site
- Teshuva Ministries – a hub of teachings from various online ministries
- Our own Restoration Down Under Ministries Vimeo site, where Bill was kind enough to allow us share a few video teachings with you
Bill Cloud was raised in a traditional Christian home in South Georgia. Yet, he has only been truly interested in his faith since the fall of 1988. After being born again, Bill immediately developed a hunger for the Word of God and in particular the Hebraic perspective of the Bible.
Shortly after his “born again” experience, Bill had the opportunity to visit Israel and participate in a celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. It was during this time that God gave him a deep love for the land, the people and the language.
Bill began studying Hebrew under the tutelage of a local rabbi and has since become quite prolific at reading and writing the Holy Tongue. He has spent many hours studying, not only the Hebrew text, but the Hebraic roots of Christianity as well. This research has been rewarded with a keen insight into Biblical Judaism and its relationship to Christianity.
This interest is tied to Bill’s desire to unlock the deep secrets of the Word of God and to teach them, along with our Hebraic roots, to believers in Messiah. Furthermore, this insight has allowed Bill to better understand the prophetic element of Scripture. As a result of this study, Bill has developed a variety of media resources dealing with prophetic themes as well as teachings related to our lost Hebraic heritage.
For five years, Bill and his wife Beth served as Youth Pastors in a large church in Central Florida. For over three years, Bill served as chief researcher, writer and Publications Director for Perry Stone and Voice of Evangelism Ministries. Since that time Bill has written articles for the Voice of Evangelism magazine, as well as for God’s News Behind The News.
Bill is a featured speaker in venues throughout the country and has appeared with notable teachers such as Hal Lindsay, J.R. Church, Jack Van Impe, John Hagee, Grant Jeffrey, Perry Stone, Tim La Haye, Chuck Missler, the late Yacov Rambsel and the late Zola Levitt. He has also made several appearances on a variety of television broadcasts seen on TBN, Daystar, Inspiration, SkyAngel, WHT, and TCT.
Through Shoreshim Ministries, Bill and his family have launched an effort to re-introduce Christians to the Jewish Y’shua and to educate believers in the Hebraic roots of their faith. As a result of this information, disciples of the Messiah can more accurately interpret end-time events and better discern our role in these last days.