A Messianic believer is a person that believes that Jesus is the Messiah that was prophesied in Holy Scripture to come. Thou most refer to Jesus in His Hebrew name Yeshua, which means salvation. The Messianic views the Holy Scriptures in a different way than most Christians. The Messianic take what is referred to as a Hebrew understanding or concrete way of looking at the Bible. While most churches teach believers to think about the Bible more Greeks like, in abstract. Christians lean more to that if I think that something is true than that is what they believe. While most of the Messianics don't take such a strong position on what people think about the Holy Scriptures as how they act out their belief. Faith without works is dead attitude. The Messianic holds to the instructions in Torah as to how to conduct their lives. Torah is the Holy Scriptures that the disciples spoke of. Torah observance is a big part of the Messianic life style, much the way of Judaism except Judaism does not teach the belief in Yeshua.
Messianic s have their own music. Lifting up all that is taught in both the new and the old Testaments of the Bible. Writing lyrics directly from the Holy Scripture. Praising Yahweh and Yeshua, the name of the Father and the son as well as the Holy Spirit. There are variations in how some will spell the names and how the pronunciation is. The ones I am using here are probably the most used. And the most common that I am familiar with.
Messianic s use the ancient Shofar in the worship services and their praise music. Many will wear kippahs as head coverings. There are books,DVD s and CD s that teach about the articles used in worship such as: Shofar, head coverings, harps, tallits, anointing oils, Hebrew language, biblical calendar. And many other things that are taught in the Old Testament.
Many of the Messianic s believe that they should eat foods that are of strict Kosher laws and some to a lesser strict regulation diet but still according to the biblical dietary laws in Torah.
Messianic dance is a big part in many of the Messianic assemblies.
Many of the Messianic prayers are in Hebrew.
And many of the Messianic songs incorporate Hebrew into the lyrics of their songs.
Messianic s keep the seventh day of the week as the sabbath of their God created in the creation week. Keeping it Holy by not working from sun set on Friday evening till sun set on Saturday evening. Many begin the Sabbath with the lighting of candles and sometimes a menorah and traditional prayers and the sedar meal.
A big part of the Messianic way that is different from the Christian belief is the observance of the seven Biblical feasts. Passover (Pesach) instead of Easter. The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag HaMatzah), The Feast of First Fruit of Barley (Yom HaBikkurim), Pentecost (Shavuot), Day of Trumpets (Yom Teruah), Day of Atonement (Yom HaKippurim) also know as the Day of Coverings, and Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). Most Messianic s do not celebrate Christmas or Easter or Halloween. But many do celebrate Chanukah.