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Removing the Blinders

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Who is The One Called Jesus?

Let's explore and dig deep into this 2,000 year old question.

Jesus asked His disciples in Matthew 16:15, Mark 8:29, Luke 9:20 and Luke 20:41-44...

"But who do you say that I am?"

These Jewish young men had walked with Him, perhaps for a couple of years as they listened to His teaching of the deep meanings of Torah and how to live. Think about that. Most people introduce themselves and tell you who they are and what they do in the first few minutes. That did not happen with Jesus.

Theses young men we call disciples were really more, they were talmidim and they not only were taught by Jesus, they walked and lived with Him from the beginning of His ministry to the end because He was the Master Rabbi that called them out to follow, learn and be changed.

As you consider who He was, in typical Jewish fashion as a Rabbi of the day; think about a prophetic statement of fact given to David and a great question from his son Solomon:
"The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” Psalm 110:1

"Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?" Proverbs 30:4
Who is David's Lord that THE LORD is speaking to and what is His son's name?

Jesus once described Himself reference Solomon's description of the Torah in Proverbs 6:23:
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life... Proverbs 6:23
Jesus appearance is confirmed by the apostle Paul's account of his meeting with the light of the world on his grudge journey to Damascus. Paul's own eyewitness report of the day he saw a blinding light, then heard...
"And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?..." Acts 26:14
Jesus spoke in Hebrew just as Paul (Saul) tells us in the account recorded in Acts, so let's get to know His Hebrew name as we expand on the question: who is the One called Jesus and why is He the most famous Jew to ever walk the planet?

Look in any credible dictionary or encyclopedia and you will find that the name Jesus is a actually fairly new English name that comes from a Hebrew word: "Yeshua."

In modern Hebrew script, Yeshua is written as ישוע . The name and the word means "Salvation"! It conveys His ultimate assignment which is to "save," "rescue" and "deliver."

In fact, Yeshua is the only name His talmidim ever knew.

Look it up for yourself, believe it or not, the letter "J" only appeared in the English language around the year 1633. The name Jesus can't be found in the 1599 "Geneva" Bible. That the same Bible that Pilgrims brought with them on their sea journet to America aboard ship in 1620 under Mayflower master Christopher Jones. The Bibles of the 53 survivors of that difficult ocean passage did not contain the name Jesus simply because there was no "J" in the English alphabet of the day.

At that time, the name found in the Bibles aboard the Mayflower was recorded as Iefus. The name comes from the Latin word Iesus and that name comes from the Greek name Iēsous. But Jesus was not Greek, He was a Jew, so we have to look further. The Greek transliteration Iēsous comes from the Hebrew word ישוע Yeshua and that name means "salvation."

Wow, I was shocked and almost stunned when I first learned that the disciples, or rather the tamidim of Rabbi Yeshua of Nazareth never called their master Torah teacher Jesus Christ.

It blew me away to learn the truth that the name Jesus was never spoken in the life and times of anyone living in the first century. It was never heard in Bethlehem, never in Nazareth, never in Capernaum or Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago.

Over time and translation we forgot His name!

But it is being restored so that all can see: Who is The One Called Jesus?

If you take a look at the land maps of the areas Yeshua walked and taught in, you will see that today they reflect a similar identity crisis. Instead of seeing Judea and Samaria, we see imaginary green lines and an area called the West Bank for crying out loud. We see Jewish areas of the Hebrew people that have been renamed, places like Hebron. Today, it has morphed into the Arabic Qiryat Arba, or Samaria itself, the Bible calls it Shomron but Josephus the historian reveals its name change to Sebastia. The book of Joshua speaks of Timnath-heres but today it is transliterated from Arabic as Kifl Haris.

So, reconsider the One called Jesus, He is Yeshua ישוע .

By the way, in Hebrew each letter has a graphic meaning and this is critical to understand the Hebrew words of the Bible, most especially the forgotten name Yeshua ישוע that was not found in any Latin, Greek or English Bible until it was rediscovered if you will, with the restoration of the Hebrew language following the re-birth of the modern state of Israel. Incidentally, at that same time, the world learned of the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls by a young Bedouin shepherd in 1947.

When we look at the Hebrew name Yeshua ישוע the first letter is Yod, in its most ancient form it graphically represents a "hand." Next is Shin, it means "sharp." The there's the Vav mean "stake," and finally Ayin means "to see". Can you now see what the Hebrew letters Yod, Shin, Vav Ayin are telling us about ישוע ?
His hand was held by the sharp stake so that you can see... He is Salvation!
Hebrew lets us break through the language barriers and return to the pure language of the Bible and that's one reason God has restored the Hebrew language as He promised Zephaniah:
For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent. Zephaniah 3:9
Yeshua is not only the most famous Jew of all time, His life even re-set the modern counting and reckoning of time. After all, virtually every history book views history in a way that counts back or forward to His birth in Bethlehem.

Yeshua the Jew declared something amazing about Himself when He said Yeshua is from Yehudi: "...Salvation is from the Jews" (see John 4:22).

Yeshua (Jesus) once posed an amazing question about Psalm 110: "Why do they say that the Messiah is David's son?

As we have seen, David writes in the book of Psalms: 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet."' "David therefore calls him Lord, so how is he his son?" Luke 20:41-44

There is an answer: the Messiah, anointed like David is the son of man and the son of God.

As we consider the One Called Jesus, we must know God has a good word given Solomon as we search for the light of truth:
"[It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings [is] to search out a matter." Proverbs 25:2
This is why we need to search for Yeshua. We can find Him in the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings.

It is the only Bible that Yeshua ever read and today it is called the Hebrew Bible. He never called it the Old Testament. Not only that, hold on but Jesus never attended a church on Sunday and He never called His followers Christians.

Believe it or not, He never skipped an appointed pilgrimage Feast in Jerusalem and never ate bacon wrapped shrimp.

Yeshua the Jew, whose name is Salvation, attended synagogue every Sabbath and admonished the leper He healed to honor the Torah Moses recorded:
"See thou tell no man; but go thy way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them." Matthew 8:4
From the beginning of His ministry of master teaching and miraculous healing, He taught the multitudes that followed Him, whether from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria or from beyond the Jordan...
“YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law [Torah] and the Prophets.” Matthew 22: 36-40 
“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 7:12
Yeshua the Messiah taught above all thing the Torah and the Prophets. Today this is called the Tanach or the Hebrew Bible.

Just take a look at the story of Yeshua's healing of the leper. He told the leper, by his healing to demonstrate to the priest that He is The Moshiach that has been concealed to many Jewish people (except in the Jews first century when He was revealed to them, including the priests of the Temple).

All of the multitudes of the day were Jewish. They were Jewish youth, Jewish men, Jewish women and Jewish children. Everyone of them!

Yeshua is the "Anointed" Moshiach מושיעך found in these five prophecy packed verses among others and many the Jewish crowds recognized Him and believed: Isaiah 43:3 Isaiah 47:15 Isaiah 49:26 Isaiah 60:16 and Jeremiah 30:10.

Let's take a close look at Isaiah 49:26, it says "kol basar" aka "all flesh" and speaks to both Jew and non-Jew, all of mankind:
"...All flesh shall know that I the Lord am your savior, and your redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.”
The word we find translated here as The Lord Savior IS NOT "yasha" ישע in Isaiah 49:

 כל בשר כי אני יהוה מושיעך וגאלך אביר יעקב

The word the translators used as 'savior' following Y-H-V-H  יהוה is none the than the Hebrew word, מושיעך Moshiach! It is we know in English as Messiah. From the Greek language it is Christos or rendered today in many Bibles as Christ. It is not a last name, it is the title of the Anointed One promised in the Tanach.

The Hebrew word for Messiah (Moshiach) מושיעך comes from the root ישע yasha and the Savior and Redeemer is מושיעך Moshiach. Amazingly, Moshiach (Messiah) is part of the Hebrew name Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ which everyone should know by now is the One whose name mean Salvation!

How can we know? Isaiah tells us that too:

“Behold, God is my salvation [Yeshua],
I will trust and not be afraid;
For the LORD GOD is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation [Yeshua].” Isaiah 12:2

Imagine the words of Isaiah as you read the words of Isaiah 49:16 and again consider the question:

Who is The One Called Jesus?

"... all flesh shall know that I Y-H-V-H יהוה am your Moshiach, and your redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob... And He has become my Yeshua.
This is incredible, YHVH is Moshiach. Great indeed is this mystery of the mighty one of Jacob!!

Messiah Yeshua Jesus is the anointed messenger of the great "I AM." Yeshua is the one "like a man" that appeared and gave His covenant promises to Abraham and lunched with him at Mamre before the judgment of Sodom. The one like a man appeared before Isaac at Gerar and Beersheba. Yeshua is "the man" that wrestled with Jacob.

He is the messenger that went before the pillar of fire Moses describes in Exodus 13. He is the one "like a man" the angel, the messenger that stood before the rock at Horeb as it poured out water. And as the messenger of God, He stood with His sword drawn in hand as the commander of God's armies on holy ground before Joshua at Jericho.

He appeared as the man of God before Manoah and his wife and once again with His sword drawn between Heaven and Earth over Jerusalem above David at the threshing place of Araunah the Jebusite.

He is the fourth man, "like the Son of God" that Nebuchadnezzar saw in the furnace with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He is the same "son of man" that Daniel saw with the clouds of heaven that came before the Ancient of Days and He is the messenger Zechariah saw standing among the myrtle trees.

Yeshua is the anointed one, the Son of God and the Son of man, the Messiah - the angel man, the messenger, the voice of Torah on earth and rest assured He will speak a message from God to you if you will just listen and believe the testimony:
"Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM." John 8:58  
"...All flesh shall know that I the Lord am your [Messiah], and your redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.” Isaiah 49:26

The covenant promises first given to Abraham are for you too if you choose to repent and follow Him:
"The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom you delivered up and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let [him] go." Acts 3:13
Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ is the firstborn of all creation and He is your Yeshua (salvation). He is the meaning of the prophetic testimony given by Isaiah:
"Behold, God is my salvation [yĕshuw`ah] I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation [yĕshuw`ah]." Isaiah 12:2
This amazing thing is that Timothy describes Isaiah 49:26:
"He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory." 1Timothy 3:16
Those words manifested in the flesh is the same message given in John 1:14 as John describes Isaiah 49:26:
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth."
But there's more and the thing to realize about God's name as we read any modern Bible is that like the English Jesus... the words "The LORD" are a substitution for the name our maker gives to Himself just as it is seen in Isaiah 49:26.

In fact, it chills me to the bone to now know that the name 'Baal" which also translates as 'lord' can be found over 60 times in most any English Bible translation, yet THE NAME יהוה is only found in the faithful Hebrew script of The Scriptures.

It's there יהוה in plain sight nearly 7,000 times!

Yet Baal is found in every English Bible, but Y-H-V-H יהוה is hidden as The Lord. Perhaps this began with the decrees of Antiochus Epiphanes. Some of his other decrees were to outlaw the Sabbath and the Feast Days of Y-H-V-H יהוה.

Check this out from the ancient language scholar James Strong. According to Strong's Concordance, Baal = "lord".

For me, it is fearful when I read what God Almighty told Jeremiah:
"...their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal."
Elohim God forgive us!!

God's name is found in the Hebrew Bible, it is written as יהוה and the four Hebrew letters are "Yod" "Hey" "Vav" "Hey." Some Bible scholars call this name above all names the Tetragrammaton.

It is the same name we see in Scripture when the messenger (angel) tells Jacob 'the man' he wrestled with (Genesis 32:24) is revealed as God (see it for yourself in Genesis 32:30). This is the same "One" his grandfather Abraham saw standing before him at the oak of Mamre (look in Genesis 18:1-2).

Almighty God's incredible name is Y-H-V-H, and He appeared "as a man" wrestling with and blessing Jacob with a new name.

The Creator's name is in plain sight in the Scriptures that Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ read and taught from as the Master Rabbi.

Sit down before you read this...  Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ never read or taught from the New Testament.

He read and taught from the witness of the ancient Hebrew scrolls. In fact, if not for the Jewish people there would be no Bible and no Messiah!

The Bible begins with the first five scrolls that were inscribed by Moses, these are called the Torah. The five scrolls reveal the prophecy of God appearing as a man from the beginning, they are written "all about" Messiah (see John 5:46).

Yeshua also read and taught from the Prophets and the Writings. Together, these three are now called the TaNaK or Tanach. Jesus called them the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings (Luke 24:44).

God gives these as His unchanging teaching and instruction, His words for life because He loves us. By His word, He teaches us His guidelines about how we are to live, the same principles Yeshua expounded on and kept perfectly.

In all time, Yeshua is the only man to keep them in righteousness.

If you want to walk like Jesus, do the same. It's the original message of the Deceiver to fall for the idea that God does not mean what He says or that He changes His mind. Don't listen to that message any longer.

The book of Hebrews tells us: we are to look on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith (see Hebrews 12:2).

Yeshua, is "the Word" the voice of God who is the same today, yesterday and forever. Yeshua is the Word of God as a man:
For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me: for he wrote of me. John 5:46
I was never really understood this awesome truth as I grew up, but when you think about it, the disciples and the early "believers" including the men we call Paul, Peter, James, Jude, Philemon, Timothy, Matthew, Luke and John never read or even taught from the New Testament.

It did not exist at the time. Their faith was perfected by the words Yeshua taught from the scrolls of the Tanak, the Hebrew Scriptures. In fact, these names we know today are not their names. Everyone's names were changed, perhaps to 'veil' their Jewish identities. The realization is absolutely SHOCKING to me!

So, who is Jesus?

He is the man and His name is Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ. Do you feel the ground shaking under you?

I do. No wonder we are told:
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name. Revelation 3:12
No need to take my word for this, just do your own research!

Check out the name YHVH. You probably do not have to go far to read your own Bible's preface to verify 'The LORD' is YHVH. Scholars and perhaps your own Bible's prefix may refer to His name as the Tetragrammaton.

God is as incomprehensible as is His name. That is why I decided that I would create this website so that I could play my part, do my duty in declaring the truth in His word.

Scripture establishes that Yeshua is the "Alpha Omega, the "Aleph Tav", so let's explore the greater lesson given to us, the foundation that He is indeed the son of God (ben Elohim).

Again, let's re-phrase the big question from a Biblical Hebrew perspective... Who is Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ?

Let's allow the Scriptures to answer perhaps the most important question we could ever comprehend. Let's start with the words of Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ as recorded in the book we now call Luke:
"He said to them, "This is what I told you, while I was still with you, that all things which are written in the law [Torah] of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms, concerning me must be fulfilled." Then he opened their minds, that they might understand the Scriptures." Luke 24:44-45
To understand The Scriptures, to know who He really is, we have to see Him in the words and context of the Torah as the messenger man.

Reading John, we see Messiah's own words of witness to the Torah:
John 5:46-47 "For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?"
To understand the background of this verse, we need to look at the writings of the Prophets and the Psalmists as well. Reading from the Psalms:
"Then I said, “Behold, I have come. It is written about me in the book in the scroll." Psalms 40:7
These words are also quoted as a witness in Hebrews 10:7:
"Therefore when He comes into the world, he says... "Then I said, “Behold, I have come. It is written about me in the book in the scroll."
Paul confirmed the same about The Messiah when he wrote to the Colossians 1:15-17:
"Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."
"God created humankind in his image" this is the foundation stone of the entire Torah.

Just as the Tabernacle was constructed according the image given by God to Moses, Yeshua came in the image of our Creator God in the flesh and he walked in the true faith of Judiasm:
"Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. ... I and [my] Father are one." John 10:17-18; John 30

"Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does His works." John 14:10
Jesus is the one anointed by God's indwelling Spirit on earth, a living, breathing Tabernacle, the Temple of God with the Mercy Seat in the Most Holy Place showing that true Judaism and true Christianity are really one and the same true faith in the One True God.

Jesus is the living Torah, the personification of the word of God in the flesh, the Jewish man with the Hebrew name יְשׁוּעָ Yeshua. His name means Salvation and He is none other than the messenger of the Almighty in the tabernacle of flesh of a man.

Jesus is not limited by our theology, theory or understanding.

John tells us He is "the Word" of God. His is the witness of the "living Torah" of God because He lives out, fulfilling all of the sacrifices, all of the teaching and instruction of the five scrolls of Torah and His plan of salvation revealed in the Spring and Fall Feasts of The Lord.

Yeshua, Jesus like the Torah is not just for the Jew, like the Torah given to the "Ger" or the sojourners with Israel in the wilderness, Yeshua is for everyone that will walk with Him.

Jesus said I am way, the truth and the life and the Torah is the way, the truth and the life for having a proper walk on Earth with Him because we are leaving a sinful state. This is the purpose declared to Moses as he transcribed the instruction of God so that He may dwell among us.

The Torah has five parts: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Is it any wonder Yeshua was pierced five times for our transgressions in His two feet, His two hands, and His side?

It is said that the foundation stone of the world lies in Jerusalem. That is right where Yeshua the foundation stone of living Torah was laid on 'the day' of Unleavened Bread in the grave before His resurrection glory on 'the day' of First Fruits. He is the way of truth and the first fruit of eternal life in resurrection.

Open your eyes brother Judah! Jesus came as a Jew but He never added to Torah and He never took away from it, hanging it on a cross. Jesus came to make the Torah abound in meaning. The Torah reveals truth in the record of Genesis 1:11 when God created life:
And God said,
Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed,
and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind,
whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind,
and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself,
after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Yeshua is the human essence of God and it is not by chance that: "God created humankind" in his image.

The good news is we can understand the Scriptures declare that Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ taught others about Himself and the Kingdom constitution of God, His Torah. He is the fruit tree yielding much fruit after His kind. He is the divine sustainer, and He is the Tree of Life in the midst of the garden. He is the bread of life and the living water as shown in the book of life. He is in each parashah, every chapter, verse, line, word, and letter of the Torah and the Prophets.

I love the manna story in the Torah portion Beshalach "When He Sent." Manna fell from heaven in the desert and sustained the Israelites. It represents Yeshua’s body as an offering of eternal life. In John 6:51 Yeshua said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

This manna appeared in the fourth week of leaving Egypt and it sustained them for 40 years. Messiah Yeshua first appeared in the 4,000th year.

Consider the assignment of the double manna harvest today in the 6th year (6,000) before the coming day of rest (millennium)... "And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily."

God reveals even more at Elim during the 4th week of the Exodus. The twelve springs of water represent the twelve tribes of Israel, the royal priesthood to the nations (Exodus 19:5-6). The seventy palm trees represent the nations. The twelve tribes are to supply living water (Yeshua) to the nations in spirit and truth. His living water is for the healing of the nations. (Exodus 15:26-27).
“Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” John 7:38
Next in Beshalach we see the fight with Amalek and there are two, Aaron (light bringer) and Hur (hole of a viper) on either side of Moses' outstretched arms... With this image in mind, consider Luke 23:39:
"One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!""
The Torah is always teaching of Messiah and instructing us to live like Him with ethical, moral behavior, living in peace and love with our sisters and our brothers. This is the focus of the Torah and the graceful teaching of Yeshua. Each verse of 'the Word' mirrors the glorious vision and teaching of Messiah. All we have to do is to search out the Scriptures to find Him there in the Torah scroll...
"He said, "they are they which testify of me" (John 5:39); "Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law [Torah], till all be fulfilled" (see Matthew 5:18); "Scripture cannot be broken" (see John 10:35); ..."but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments" (Matthew 19:17); "Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus" (Revelation 14:12); Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:19); "If ye love me, keep my commandments" (John 14:15)
The teaching from Messiah Yeshua of the least and the greatest in His Kingdom proves that Torah 'keeping' does not bring salvation. Only He gives that life in grace and mercy as our Savior, His words are for our life, to renew our strength.

God's teaching (Torah) is not done away or hung on the cross, and we must know as a surety that all of these words come from the same living word, the word of God. In fact, the apostle John defines Yeshua was the One in the fire at the mountain top, the Torah keeper, the One who is the Torah giver, the living eternal word of God:
"Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I [am] YHVH". Leviticus 22:31.
John admonishes:
"And hereby we do know that we know him if we keep His commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked". (1 John 2:6–7)
It is awesome and fearful to truly understand who the 'One' called Jesus really is because we keep His Torah commandments and the faith of Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ if we love Him. That is how we show Him we love Him. We get to do Torah because we love Him.

Do you love the Messiah who said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” John 14:15 ?

To consider Yeshua, let's look at just some of the 365 or so prophecies as witnesses of Messiah found in Scripture. Be sure to copy these down to memorize and share with others:
•Messiah would be born of a woman. Genesis 3:15, Matthew 1:20, Galatians 4:4
•Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Micah 5:2-4, Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:4-6
•Messiah would be born of a virgin. Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:22-23, Luke 1:26-31
•Messiah would come from Abraham. Genesis 12:3, Genesis 22:18, Matthew 1:1, Romans 9:5
•Messiah would be a descendant of Isaac. Genesis 17:19, Genesis 21:12, Luke 3:34
•Messiah would be a descendant of Jacob. Numbers 24:17, Matthew 1:2
•Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah. Genesis 49:10, Luke 3:33, Hebrews 7:14
•Messiah would be an heir to King David's throne. 2Samuel 7:12-13, Isaiah 9:7, Luke 1:32-33, Romans 1:3
•Messiah's would be be anointed. Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 3:16, Psalm 45:6-7, Daniel 2:44, Luke 1:33, Hebrews 1:8-12
•Messiah would be called Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23
•Messiah would spend a season in Egypt. Hosea 11:1, Matthew 2:14-15
•Messiah's birthplace would see a massacre of children. Jeremiah 31:15, Matthew 2:16-18
•Messiah's would be prepared by a messenger. Isaiah 40:3-5, Luke 3:3-6
•Messiah would be rejected by his own people. Psalm 69:8, Isaiah 53:3, Luke 22:37, John 1:11, John 7:5
•Messiah would be a prophet. Deuteronomy 18:15, Acts 3:20-22
•Messiah would be forsaken by His disciples. Psalm 88:8; Mark 14:50
•Messiah would be preceded by the voice of Elijah. Malachi 4:5-6, Matthew 11:13-14
•Messiah would be declared the Son of God. Psalm 2:7, Matthew 3:16-17
•Messiah would be called a Nazarene. Isaiah 11:1, Matthew 2:23
•Messiah would bring light to Galilee. Isaiah 9:1-2, Matthew 4:13-16
•Messiah would speak in parables. Psalm 78:2-4, Isaiah 6:9-10, Matthew 13:10-15, Matthew 13:34-35
•Messiah would be sent to heal. Isaiah 61:1-2, Luke 4:18-19, John 5:1-9
•Messiah would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek. Psalms 110:4, Hebrews 5:5-6
•Messiah would be called King. Psalm 2:6, Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 27:37, Mark 11:7-11
•Messiah would be praised by little children. Psalm 8:2, Matthew 21:16
•Messiah would be betrayed. Psalm 41:9, Zechariah 11:12-13, Luke 22:47-48, Matthew 26:14-16, John 13:18
•Messiah's price money would be used to buy a potter's field. Zechariah 11:12-13, Matthew 27:9-10
•Messiah would be falsely accused. Psalm 35:11, Mark 14:57-58
•Messiah would be silent before his accusers. Isaiah 53:7, Mark 15:4-5
•Messiah would be spat upon and struck. Isaiah 50:6, Matthew 26:67
•Messiah would be hated without cause. Psalm 35:19, Psalm 69:4, John 15:24-25
•Messiah would be crucified with criminals. Isaiah 53:12, Matthew 27:38, Matthew 24:48, Mark 15:27-28
•Messiah would be given vinegar to drink. Psalm 69:21, Matthew 27:34, John 19:28-30
•Messiah's hands and feet would be pierced. Psalm 22:16, Zechariah 12:10, John 20:25-27
•Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed. Psalm 22:7-8, Luke 23:35
•Messiah's garments would be gambled for. Psalm 22:18, Matthew 27:35-36, Luke 23:34
•Messiah's bones would not be broken. Exodus 12:46, Psalm 34:20, Zechariah 12:10, John 19:27-36
•Messiah would be the atonement for sin. Isaiah 53:5-12, Romans 5:6-8 •Messiah would pray for his enemies. Psalm 109:4, Luke 23:34
•Messiah's side would be pierced. Zechariah 12:10, John 19:34
•Messiah would be buried by the rich. Isaiah 53:9, Matthew 27:57-60
•Messiah would be resurrected from the grave. Psalm 16:10, Psalm 49:15, Hosea 6:2; Matthew 28:2-7, Luke 24:46, Acts 2:22-32
•Messiah would ascend. Psalm 24:7-10, Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51
•Messiah would be seated at God's right hand. Psalm 68:18, Psalm 110:1, Mark 16:19, Matthew 22:44
Let's look again at the words the Gospel writer we call John gives to us about the Messiah:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him. Without Him was not anything made that has been made. John 1:1-3
Yeshua is the Word of God. This is almost incomprehensible, but John 10:30 tells us Yeshua said: "I and The Father are One."

He is the King, the Almighty in the flesh. Did you notice Messiah would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek as shown in Psalms 110:4 and Hebrews 5:5-6?

Melchizedek's name is first seen in Genesis 14:18-20 "And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all."

Melchizedek is the King of Salem, the King of peace. The everlasting peace covenant shown in Ezekiel 37:26:

"I will make a covenant of peace with them. It shall be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will set them in their land and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in their midst forevermore."

Salem, in Hebrew Shalem שָׁלֵם is "peace" and the King of Peace brought forth bread and wine. Yeshua was teaching His disciples of His kingship when he brought forth bread and wine (see Mark 14:22-25). The ancient people of Judea thought that they understood the importance of the bread and wine, yet they misunderstood John the Baptist's role as well as Yeshua's:
"For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified by all her children." Luke 7:33-35
Our Heavenly Father's omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence are beyond our understanding even as we consider the appearance of Melchizedek, and we can gain some insight into His presence through His creation and our understanding of the laws of physics.

Yeshua (Jesus) is God in living visible flesh, He is the living word of the invisible Spirit of God YHVH. To better understand how our Creator existed bodily on Earth as the son of God, we might consider a perspective on the nature of the first law of thermodynamics. In no way does this give a full explanation, but it can help us grasp the concept because after all, God created all laws of physics including the first law of thermodynamics.

It is an expression which simply shows us that light or energy can be transformed (changed from one form to another). Einstein expressed his perspective on energy as the formula: E=mc2.

The first law of thermodynamics mandates conservation of energy and states in particular that "heat" is a form of energy. Heat? Hopefully this reminds you of the "fire", the smoking furnace that walked among the sacrifices of Abraham or the fire within the burning bush that Moses witnessed; the fiery cloud of glory that led Israel in the wilderness the fire atop Mount Sinai or the tongues of anointing fire of the Spirit of God that came upon the disciples in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost/Shavuot almost 2,000 years ago.

The one thing that we should know is that physics shows that all energy, all life originates from God:
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. God’s Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters." Genesis 1:1-2
John is describing Yeshua as the Creator who made the heavens and the earth.
"He is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Hebrews 13:8
Yeshua is the image of God that was lost by Adam in sin's corruption.

The birth of Yeshua was a divine event connecting Heaven and Earth. He had no earthly Father and there are many people that deny this, perhaps because they cannot understand it, but they have no witness to counter the testimony of the Gospel foretold by the Moses and the Prophets. The witness of their testimony is irrefutable. Yeshua was not conceived by a man but from the Heavenly Spirit of God, so He was not born of the image of Adam, but of God Almighty, El Shaddai.

Adam and Eve broke God's divine instruction, they sinned and every person since has been born in the fallen image of Adam (mankind). That is why they were driven out of Eden. Adam was made in the image of God and God breathed His Spirit into him, but he sinned and mankind is no longer born in the perfect glory image of God, but fallen of Adam. That is the problem with sin and the entropy that leads to death in a perfect creation.

But God provides Himself as the solution to a fallen world in Yeshua. He gives us the grace to be “born again” in the Spirit of God which can restore us to the glorious Spirit of God.

This is the prophetic word that Paul taught:
"For since by a man [Adam] came death, by a man [Yeshua of Nazareth] also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Messiah all will be made alive." 1Corinthians 15:21–22
Sin is the problem, it began in Eden with the fig tree. Thats is why we see the story in Mark 11 as Yeshua cursed the fig tree in Bethany that bore no fruit. Remember, Adam and Eve had eaten the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil long before. Yeshua destroyed the tree declaring to the world that the tree representing sin was subject to Him and He would destroy the root of all evil so that only the tree of life would remain.
"On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it." Mark 11:12-14
Paul told the Corinthians of the parallels of Adam and Yeshua and the mystery of the miracle of restoration of our image to God in the quickening of resurrection which is the fulfillment of renewed life. Paul's teaching is not about some secret, anytime, hide away rapture to avoid the refining tribulation as many teach. Romans 6:5 shows that resurrection of the Believer is about a coming restoration, a resurrection to the incorruptible likeness of Yeshua. Acts 24:15 shows us this will be after the final Yom Kippur judgment because "there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust." Paul explains:
"And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit. Howbeit that [was] not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven. As [is] the earthy, such [are] they also that are earthy: and as [is] the heavenly, such [are] they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." 1 Corinthians 15:45–49
The mystery of the Bible tells us that we are all born first in the fallen image of Adam, earthy and corrupt by sin's nature to oppose God's instruction. But when the Believer and follower of Yeshua is “born again” we are spiritually reborn and restored in Yeshua's likeness. He alone is the "One" who is from Heaven. In salvation we are restored to the image of God, redeemed and atoned by Yeshua and saved from corruption.

Who is The One Called Jesus?

Let's repeat what we have learned. Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) is the messenger of "I AM" that spoke and walked with Adam, Yeshua gave the ship's design to Noah and shut the door to the ark before the flood judgment, Yeshua is the one like a man that that gave His covenant promises to Abraham and lunched with him at Mamre before the judgment of Sodom. He appeared before Isaac at Gerar and Beersheba. Yeshua is the man that wrestled with Jacob and went before the pillar of fire as Moses describes in Exodus 13 and He stood before the rock at Horeb. He stood with His sword drawn in hand as the commander of God's armies on holy ground before Joshua at Jericho. He appeared as the man of God before Manoah and his wife and again with His sword drawn between Heaven and Earth over Jerusalem before David at the threshing place of Araunah the Jebusite. He is the fourth like the Son of God that Nebuchadnezzar saw in the furnace with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He is the same Son of man Daniel saw with the clouds of heaven that came to the Ancient of days and He is the messenger Zechariah saw standing among the myrtle trees.

Jesus is the Son of God and the Son of man, the angel messenger, the voice of God on Earth and rest assured that He will speak to you if you will hear, listen and believe the testimony of His Word:
"Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM." John 8:58
The promises first given to Abraham are for you too:
"The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let [him] go." Acts 3:13
Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ is the firstborn of all creation and He became Yeshua (Salvation). This is the meaning of the prophetic testimony of Isaiah:
"Behold, God is my salvation [yĕshuw`ah] I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation [yĕshuw`ah]." Isaiah 12:2
Yeshua is found everywhere in the Scripture, He isn't just found in the Gospels that confirm Him as the promised Anointed One.

In Genesis, Yeshua is shown as the seed of the woman, a descendant of Abraham, a king in the line of Judah in the order of Melchizedek. The son like Isaac and a rejected brother like Joseph. In Exodus, Yeshua is the Passover lamb, the leader and deliverer out of slavery, a leader like Moses, He is like the manna from heaven, the rock that gave water, He is in the Tabernacle. In Leviticus, Yeshua is like the High Priest, His work personified by the offerings of sacrifice. God's plan of sanctification, redemption, judgment and restoration are shown in Passover, Shavuot, Trumpets, Yom Kippur and Tabernacles. In Numbers, Yeshua is seen in the Cloud and fire, He is the healer lifter up as the bronze serpent. In Deuteronomy Yeshua is the prophet Like Moses. He is like the cities of refuge.

In Joshua, Yeshua is seen as the Lord of the army of Hosts, the captain of our salvation, our leader in the Promised Land. In Judges Yeshua is the judge and lawgiver for the living and the dead. In Ruth, Yeshua is the kinsman redeemer for the descendants of Jacob like Boaz and those that are strangers like Ruth. In the books of Samuel, Yeshua is The prophet of The Lord, a descendent of David and the faithful friend like Jonathan. In the books of the Kings and the Chronicles, Yeshua is the reigning King for the restored kingdom greater than Solomon. He is the one that heals lepers like Elisha.

In Ezra, Yeshua is the faithful scribe, the ultimate builder of the temple like Zerubbabel. In Nehemiah, Yeshua is the one that rebuilds the broken walls and the rebuilder of the walls of salvation like Nehemiah. In Esther, Yeshua can be seen like king Ahasuerus, the king that ordered the destruction of the evil one Haman and saved Esther's people. In Job, Yeshua is like the suffering Job who obtains great blessings. In the Psalms, Yeshua is The Lord who is our shepherd, the resurrected one that was despised and crucified, hated for no reason, rejected but now seated on the right hand of God. In Proverbs Yeshua is the un-named Son who has gone up to heaven and come down. Who has established all the ends of the earth. What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know! In Ecclesiastes Yeshua is wisdom of God and in the Song of Solomon Yeshua is the lover and the bridegroom.

In Isaiah, Yeshua is the suffering servant, born of a virgin, He is Immanuel “God with us” the One with the seven-fold spirit upon Him. He healed the blind, lame and deaf. He is a light to the Gentiles yet He was despised. He was whipped and beaten as a guilt offering for sin, but He lives resurrected forever.

In Jeremiah and Lamentations, Yeshua is the weeping prophet, the righteous branch, our righteousness. In Ezekiel Yeshua is the son of Man, a descendent of David. In Daniel, Yeshua is the Son of Man coming in the clouds of Heaven, establishing the everlasting kingdom. He will be revealed as the stone that will crush the kingdoms of the world and He is the fourth man that incredibly saves those in the fiery furnace.

In Hosea, Yeshua is the bridegroom married to the harlot woman, the faithful one to his adulterous wife. In Joel Yeshua is the one baptized with the Holy Spirit and fire offering salvation to all mankind and baptizing His own with the Holy Spirit. In Amos, Yeshua is the burden bearer. In Obadiah, Yeshua is the mighty Savior. In Jonah Yeshua is like Jonah being 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of death but preaching repentance to all who will listen.

In Micah, Yeshua is the messenger with beautiful feet, the one born in Bethlehem yet from everlasting. In Nahum Yeshua is the avenger of God’s elect. In Habakkuk, Yeshua is the great evangelist crying for revival, the Messiah that will come from Teman at His return, full of glory with intercession and prayer for His people like Habakkuk. In Zephaniah, Yeshua is the restorer of God’s lost heritage. In Haggai Yeshua is the cleansing fountain, who visited the Temple. In Zechariah, Yeshua is the pierced Son, a Priest and King who rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The Messiah who was pierced. In Malachi, Yeshua is the Son of righteousness rising with healing in the wings of His tallit, the Messiah who would be God who appeared and taught at the Temple and His forerunner John came in the spirit of Elijah.

God's Spirit is the invisible Father and Creator that indwells Yeshua. He was heard as the One walking in Eden, seen in the fire of the burning bush and the fire on the mountain, heard as a thundering voice, seen as a pillar of smoke and fire in the wilderness. The "One" of God is the "One" on the cross... Jesus exists as the anointed presence of God. He did not have to cease being of the eternal Creator, the Torah giver or the one that spoke to the prophets in order to become the Messiah of Israel, the Redeemer of His children. God calls Israel and all nations of people to Himself.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men." John 1:1-4
Paul explained this to the Colossians too:
"For this cause, we also, since the day we heard this, don’t cease praying and making requests for you, that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, that you may walk worthily of the Lord, to please him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, for all endurance and perseverance with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love; in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins; who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in the heavens and on the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things are held together. He is the head of the body, the assembly, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For all the fullness was pleased to dwell in him; and through him to reconcile all things to himself, by him, whether things on the earth, or things in the heavens, having made peace through the blood of His cross." Colossians 1:9-20
The book of Acts gives the same testimony:
"God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshiped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he is not far from every one of us" Acts 17:24-27
There is more testimony that Jesus is "the image of the invisible God..." Yeshua is the earthly manifest Son of the invisible, heavenly YHVH who is light (see 1John 1:5). For more on this light consider the study The Spectrum of Light.

Paul told the Galatians another great mystery of Scripture when he wrote:
"Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Messiah." Galatians 3:16
Proverbs 30:4 wraps it all for us with a question:
"Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?"
You can know that the covenant promise of "the seed" that God YHVH gave Abraham is not only for Abraham's direct descendants, the 12 tribes including Judah and his 11 brothers but all mankind and for Messiah as well. Let's look at this:
"In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates" Genesis 15:18
This is exactly why Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) told the Pharisees:
"Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad"...I tell you the truth, before Abraham was born, I am!" John 8:58
He wanted them to understand that He was indeed “The One” that was the promise to Abram that all the world would be blessed because in the end the Kingdom of God will be made up of “all nations, and kindreds, and peoples, and tongues” (Revelation 7:9).

He showed the Pharisees that He is the great I Am of the burning bush. They did but they rejected His word, so they picked up stones to kill him.

We need to behold the faith of Abraham and believe in the seed promised to him, which is Yeshua the Messiah. When we do, we become a part of the covenant promise given to Abraham and are grafted into the family name of the Children of God - Israel. Because when you believe in Messiah as God you're grafted into the promises given Abraham, the promise given to Isaac and to Jacob [ who God renamed Israel]. Paul taught the Galatians this:
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Messiah Yeshua. And if ye [be] Messiah's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:28-29
To begin to comprehend who is the One called Jesus, you must know that He (Yeshua) was the giver of God's teaching and instruction - the Torah, because He literally lived out the Torah, the "message and will" of God in the flesh! We get to do the same because we love Him. Faith is greater than belief which is why we are told:
"Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven." Matthew 7:21
I repeat again, our Creator made His covenant with Abraham so that you too can be a promised descendant, of faith. We are all lost but Yeshua came to find the lost sheep of Israel and other sheep to adopt them into the family of God. You too are given the promise of Abraham when you believe and follow the One, who is Yeshua. He is the one who came from the invisible One to become the visible One. He is the Messiah, the anointed one who gave His life blood so that He could provide redemption for sin and remarry His adulterous bride, to keep covenant with Abraham.

It is well worth repeating. God appeared and gave instruction to Adam in the garden, He made covenant from the fire to Abraham as He walked between the 12 sacrificial pieces, He spoke from the burning bush to Moses, He descended on Mount Sinai and His voice thundered from the fire to all Israel and their companions. Messiah Yeshua came humbly as a man and He walked teaching, preaching, living out and fulfilling the life of God's Torah in Spirit and indeed. He was accused of blasphemy and willingly died on the cross, offering His life to break the curse of death commanded to Adam and Eve and He now lives as King of all His creation at the right hand (authority) of God. Soon He will return into this physical and visible realm of the Universe with commanding, awesome judgment and glory. He will return for His bride in Jerusalem, the place of God's name.

A brother in the faith of Messiah from the Promised Land of Israel shared this with me about Messiah's blood that was spilled on the dust of the earth at the cross:
"To understand what His blood does for us we need to know as His children we have been created out of the side of Messiah Yeshua and are 'bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh.' When His blood and water hit the ground at the cross 2,000 years ago it symbolically pictured His life going into man (His symbolic bride), who is made of the dust of the Earth."

“But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.” (John 19:34 NKJV)

“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept, and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:21-24)
Abraham's faith and the life blood covenant for the bride God calls Israel are yours as a gift of grace by taking by His eternal promise! The marriage contract of Sinai given in covenant remains today for you, it has not been done away with, it has not been hung on the cross! Messiah Yeshua does not change the covenant given to Israel, He fulfills it.

Paul knew this:
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:14
He also writes:
I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, [of] the tribe of Benjamin. Romans 11:1
That's why Yeshua proclaimed these mighty words:
"If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and [that] your joy might be full. John 15:10-11
The joy of Torah is that it is God's word. The Bible tells everyone that chooses by faith to be His saved people - that we are to follow His teaching and instruction for living. When we know Messiah, He gives us salvation and redemption by grace and mercy. As a response, we are to live in His grace and walk in His path and live in His Torah. It was Jesus who taught the Torah. Messiah's works are the reason prophecy was given to the Prophets. Yeshua is the son of God. It is for this very reason He calls the writings of Torah and the Prophets "My Commandments" (see John 14:15-21 and John 15:10).

His call to duty is to obey Torah principles because they are for all those who love Him and abide in Him. This truth is reflected throughout all the Apostle's writings. How do we EVER dare think that "He hung His law on the cross" or that the Torah does not apply to us today? We cannot if we truly know just Who He is, but DO NOT think for a moment that anyone can ever be saved by works, by keeping and doing His commandments, His Torah.

The Law of Messiah (Galatians 6:2) is the Torah without man's traditions when the Torah is correctly interpreted and taught by Yeshua. Regarding the law, how could something so wonderful could become flawed, especially in light of the fact that the One perfect God created it? What we must know, is that our Redemption from the curse of the law is given by Yeshua. He can free us from of the death penalty. The keys to Hades are His, they are able to overcome the curse of sin established in Eden. This redemption is only by Yeshua's shed blood.

We must also take note that the Apostle Paul wrote of "ordinances" being blotted out at the cross. The first ordinance is the great curse, the death penalty. The second is the divorce decree declared by God against those that turn and reject Him. Paul writes:
"Messiah hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." Galatians 3:13-14

"And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; [And] having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it." Colossians 2:13-15

Paul wrote to the Roman believers telling them he was an Israelite:
I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, [of] the tribe of Benjamin. Romans 11:1
Jeremiah declares God's divorce decree given in Deuteronomy:
And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. Jeremiah 3:8
Deuteronomy tells us:
When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give [it] in her hand, and send her out of his house. Deuteronomy 24:1
Yet Jesus, the Messiah called Yeshua (whose name means Salvation) came for the lost, divorced sheep of Israel:
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 15:24
When you understand and believe these words you will begin to understand the critical important mission of your Messiah as the shepherd of all Israel:
"But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel." Matthew 2:6
We have gone astray from these truths because we do not understand just "who" the lost sheep of Israel are in God's eyes:
My people hath been lost sheep... Jeremiah 50:6
The people God calls Israel, the people He calls His bride are the children of His promises. The prophecy of Messiah's visit as the son of God is amazing and powerful, beyond belief. He came so that the harlot lost sheep can be re-married as "the bride of Messiah"! He had to die by His own unchanging word given to both Adam and Moses. He promised to finish that penalty in the beginning by crushing the head, the authority of the deceiver, an authority over the world given to him by Adam which is physical death.

God is life. His word, His Torah is the "book of life" we are given to live by. This life principle is one of the reasons we can read these words:
Malachi 3:6 For I YHVH do not change, therefore you, O sons of Jacob are not consumed.

That is why Paul teaches about God's definition of the people of The God of Israel. Paul wrote of something MUCH worth repeating again and again…
"If ye be in Messiah, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise." Galatians 3:29
Yeshua overcame the ordinance of divorce from God's presence. He did this through His death and resurrection. After all, God's word declares that a bride may not remarry as long as the husband is alive. So, the great mystery of the ordinance that was 'hung on the cross' along with the ordinance of death by sin is also the ordinance of divorce declared by God in Deuteronomy.

So, how did God restore himself to you, to me and to all the children of His promises? By Yeshua's death and resurrection:
And “Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.” Galatians 4:28
Now is a good time to look back at Mount Sinai, at the people Israel AND their companions had been redeemed and saved out of Egypt BEFORE they heard the voice of God as He gave His instruction of righteous living called Torah. When the Israelites left Egypt at Passover their firstborn were redeemed and saved from the death by obedience to God's instruction. How? He told them to put the blood of the Passover Lamb on their door posts. From this example, we too must understand that our salvation is only from the Blood of the Lamb of God. When Yeshua said "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love" He was restating His words that were given at Sinai:
"And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments." Exodus 20:6
Through God's teaching, His Torah we can worship with Him just as Israel did in the wilderness. Yeshua is "the Rock" and Paul admonishes us to not be ignorant of this:
"Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Messiah." 1Corinthians 10:1
Today, as many are returning to Torah, I believe Yeshua is giving us the promised spirit of Elijah before His return as Malachi prophesied:
"Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, [with] the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse." Malachi 4:4-6
The seed of Abraham is not just the people that are the descendants of Abraham, the seed is Messiah. Just as John said He is the word, the living Torah in the flesh:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. John 1:1-2
We have all missed the mark. This began with Adam and Eve. Consider "physics" again and think of it this way, they invoked the penalty of sin - death, which is the final entropy of our "physical" life. In the same way, the second law of thermodynamics states that "the entropy of an isolated macroscopic system never decreases". So, because God said so, we physically must die, due to sin. In this way, we can consider that Adam by his disobedience to God's word invoked entropy and the second law of thermodynamics - death into this physical world.

God provides salvation for all who choose Him. Don't remain ignorant of this truth, you too can be saved and be a part of the promise to "all Israel", those that are redeemed. And like Abraham, you can show your faith and love toward Him by following His ways, His paths, His Torah simply because you want to respond in love toward God and worship Him as he desires to be worshipped. Jesus tells us:
“Yet a time is coming when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth for they are the kind of worship the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24
Paul teaches on this truth:
"For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles {nations} comes in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this [is] my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. Romans 11:25-27
"All Israel" includes the nations of believers that so many today call “Gentiles”, they are those that come into the fullness of "all" Israel following Messiah Yeshua, aka Jesus the King of the Jews.

Many confuse the "fullness" of the Gentiles" thinking it means a time of full measure or count of Gentiles coming into the knowledge and belief of Jesus as Savior. But that is just touching the surface of Paul's message. The word "fullness" is "plērōma" and it means a fulfilling as in keeping.

The fullness of the Gentiles refers to keeping the way, 
the Torah walk of the Messiah.

Paul was revealing an amazing prophecy of the time we are in today as Gentiles are returning to the Biblical roots of the way. Gentiles must do this to return to faith because:
“I ask instead: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says: "I will make you jealous by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation without understanding." Romans 10:19

“I ask then, did they stumble so as to lose their share? Absolutely not! However, because of their trespass, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel jealous.” Romans 11:11

“I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, in the hope that I may provoke my own people to jealousy and save some of them.” Romans 11:13-14
Our Creator God seeks a personal relationship, not men's religions.

Why NO religion? Because our way of religion is a system, a tradition of mankind by its very definition. You don't need to believe me, check it out for yourself. Many religious traditions are man's way of interpreting God's ways as our "own way", but we must be careful to know the lesson of the golden calf - God has only one path, one way, His way, not man's.

Religion somehow confuses reality because it defines a set of beliefs defined by men.

For example, Almighty YHVH our Creator God gave His Ten Commandments as His eternal instruction, a covenant to all mankind. They are not ten concepts of a religion. They are God's words, His government authority. Yet, across America, people seek to remove granite monuments of the Ten Commandments stating their display violates constitutional prohibitions on the use of so-called public or government property to support any sect, church, denomination or system of religion.

Our relationship with the Creator is not a religion, He is the one reality. Yeshua's teaching is not a religion, it is truth. Jesus never started a new religion, He explained the Torah. Knowing He is the Messiah is not a religious belief, He is God in the flesh, the Alpha and Omega, the Aleph and Tav. In fact, truth in Hebrew is spelled Aleph Mem Tav.

Can you see the truth?

Religious concepts are a set of beliefs defined by people that mix the matters of God's heart and Spirit with our precepts, opinions and attitudes. God's instruction is not a sect, a church, a denomination practice or a system institutionalized ideologies defined by religious men.

Be aware too, that there is no gate into the Kingdom that is labeled by men's religion, the word “conversion” reflects a false impression. There is no gate in the New Jerusalem described in Revelation 21 labeled for Judaism, there is no Christian gate either. There is no Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto gate. This "revelation" is explained by the prophet Ezekiel"
"So you shall divide this land among you according to the tribes of Israel. You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the sojourners who reside among you and have had children among you. They shall be to you as native-born children of Israel. With you they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. 23 In whatever tribe the sojourner resides, there you shall assign him his inheritance, declares the Lord GOD." Ezekiel 47:21-23
Contrary to popular belief, Jesus did not start a new "religion" as we know it today. James or rather Ya'cob, the half brother and disciple of Yeshua gives us the reason why by the proper definition of religion that was known in the first century:
"Religion that is pure and un-defiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." James 1:27
Throughout Scripture, God warns us of mixing words with what He has said, that is why Yeshua confronted the Pharisee time and time again. I know that some, including theologians and many other believers may disagree with this including you, but in the end, if you reject the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth, your argument and your debate no matter how well defined and organized is with the Almighty Creator God - - not me. Yeshua taught exactly from Proverbs 30:5-9 what Moses declared:
"Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall not add to it or take from it." Deuteronomy 12:32

Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ means salvation, He is the anointed One, 
the Messiah God in the flesh and His life upholds 
Torah observance, the constitution of the Kingdom of God.

He did not come to Earth and bear sin (Torah breaking) at the cross to start a new religion, but to fulfill the first required humble role of servant Messiah that gave His life as an offering to fill the Torah with meaning for the redemption of mankind from Eden's death penalty of sin. As the humble Messiah prophet, Yeshua brought love, healing, salvation and eternal life bridging the separation of Earth from Heaven in order to define the great suffering role of the Messiah. He came to conquer a much greater enemy than the pagan Roman Empire and their legions of recruits. He came to suffer and destroy mankind's ultimate enemy death.

He did this in His resurrection.

Jewish rabbi's taught about two messiahs revealed in words of the TaNak (Hebrews Scriptures). The first is Messiah ben Yosef, son of Joseph, the humble suffering servant who will take the punishment for mankind's sin and covenant break from the Torah, the instruction of God. The second is Messiah ben David, the son of David, the conquering king who will judge the nations that oppose God and oppress His people, the Messiah that will regather and restore all Israel and the sojourners with them, He will also destroy Satan and sin by His authority restoring the unity of Heaven and Earth.

Consider the life of king David... His life consisted of two roles, the humble shepherd and the anointed King of Israel. Not only that David was anointed king by Samuel, yet Saul remained king of Israel and David was not yet recognized as the true king. David's anointment was for a future role, after his first anointing he remained a humble shepherd. And we must not forget, David's served twice as king. His tenure as king was interrupted by Absalom's revolt.

David left Jerusalem and hid in exile. He was not seen by Israel until he returned to Jerusalem but that only occurred when Judah's allegiance was secured. Judah had rejected David for Absalom, but in the end the elders of Judah finally asked David to come back to Jerusalem.

This is the same message seen in Matthew 23:37-39.

However, Judah only did this after David sent his two faithful witnesses, Zadok and Abiathaer to speak to the men of Judah, the king's own kinsmen to welcome their king back to Jerusalem. This is the same message seen in Revelation 11.

If you only see Yeshua as humble lamb or ignore Him as King you will be shocked when He returns from exile to fulfill His lion's role as Messiah.

Yeshua has not finished the second part of the heavenly assignment of Messiah, son of David. Both Jew and Gentile await the the coming King of Israel who will arrive in power and great glory. Incredibly, both Christian and Jew look for the very same Mashiach ben David that will destroy sin in the world and rule in righteousness from Jerusalem.

As we look forward to that day of The Lord, the apostle John shows how we are to be like Yeshua with this simple description:
"Here is the patience {steadfast perseverance} of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Yeshua." Revelation 14:12
We can't have one without the other, perseverance without instruction.

In this often ignored or much misunderstood verse, we have advice to all major "religions". Some believe in Him but reject Yeshua as Messiah while others believe in Jesus, but reject many of the commandments of God, believing they have been abolished despite His words:
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill." Matthew 5:17
Yeshua fulfills the life of David, even the exile and return as king and in this way He fulfills not only the Torah with meaning but the Prophets and the Writings.

Moses wrote these words about 'the Prophet' - to come - and The Lord will hold anyone in account if we do not listen to Him:
"The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. For this is what you asked of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.” The LORD said to me: “What they say is good. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name." Deuteronomy 18:15-19
In fact, the Hebrew word given to Moses קוּם "quwn" means "to be fulfilled". Messiah Yeshua, like Moses, lived as an Israelite and all will be held to account if we do not listen to Him.

The light of truth then is not really found in man's sect, church, denomination or system of religion, but 'truth' is in the authority of the word of Almighty God taught by Messiah Yeshua. The advice and promise from God written by Moses then was to walk right behind Messiah - minus the words, false traditions and opinions of men. God's words given to Moses are validated in the book of the Revelation of Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ which tell us in the end, we must keep the faith of Jesus-Yeshua AND the commandments of God.

Man's tradition is not in the picture, but faith is. This is the narrow path without tradition that few will find (see Matthew 7:14) and it is for the salvation of the nations as taught by Moses in Deuteronomy:
"Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’" Deuteronomy 4:6
This narrow path is guided by the greatest command. Yeshua repeats the words given to Moses:
Jesus replied, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:37-40 NIV
The source of His greatest instruction is also recorded in Mark 12:28-31 and  Luke 10:25-28 and it is witnessed in Deuteronomy 6:4–9, Deuteronomy 11:13-21, Numbers 15:37–41 and Leviticus 19:18.

Jesus repeats the commandment of love in Matthew:
"And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. Matthew 19:16-17
John recorded the vision of Revelation and he provided the same advice as a love we just can not ignore:
"Whosoever believeth that Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this, we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous." 1John 5:1-3
So, for a moment let's take our eyes off religion and denominations, off of the doctrines of man, and let's look to God's word as it is written to find the light of His truth:
"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth" 1John 1:5-6
As we continue to explore God's truth, we know that many believe that the people called "Israel" only equals those that consider themselves to be descendants of Judah or converts to Judaism. Well, I look at that as weak doctrine. Israel equals all those called out and saved by Messiah as heirs to salvation whether one is a part of the twelve tribes of Israel or whether one is a stranger or a foreigner with them! Israel has always included those grafted into the family tree (just see Leviticus 17:8 and Ephesians 2:12).

Once that forgiveness is sought by a repentant heart, God asks us to demonstrate our love for Him daily by living as He instructed us to do and showing others how to do the same with a humble spirit in love of God and man.

There is really only one definition, one way He gives us to do that and it is what we are to do with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our might... yet He tells us this love burden is light and easy:
"For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:30
"If ye love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15
Isn't it funny if we just think about it, many love God and many seek salvation in Messiah. And, we can do His commandments just as He did. They are a light yoke we get to do because we love Him.

So, is religion the reason why is His light yoke so hard today for many?

By man's traditions, many have rescheduled His Sabbath seventh day of rest to suit ourselves and religion. We reject His admonition to eat healthy foods and we ignore His Holy, set apart appointed Feast Days wherein lie His holy calendar of meeting with salvation and restoration. Yet some that do observe the instruction to walk in His path, ignore the Spirit of His teaching to treat everyone with dignity and respect just as the Bible teaches, in love.

We should remember, after speaking to God, Moses prophetically told "all Israel", including the sojourners and strangers, the "Ger" that left Egypt with them that God's teaching and instruction was not just for those there in the wilderness but for those that were not present at that time:
"You stand this day all of you before YHVH your God; your heads, your tribes, your elders, and your officers, even all the men of Israel, your little ones, your wives, and your foreigner who is in the midst of your camps, from the one who cuts your wood to the one who draws your water; that you may enter into the covenant of YHVH your God, and into his oath, which YHVH your God makes with you this day; that he may establish you this day to himself for a people, and that he may be to you a God, as he spoke to you, and as he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath, but with him who stands here with us this day before YHVH our God, and also with him who is not here with us this day..." Deuteronomy 29:10-15
Those not there 3,500 years ago are here today, and thanks to God's promised blessing of restoration, there is a great revival of this understanding:
"I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself." Psalms 119:52
Incredibly, long before the New Testament ever existed, Paul instructed Timothy on how to be a man of God:
"All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." 2Timothy 3:16-17
The writer of Proverbs declared how we are to understand and respond to who He is:
"He keepeth the paths of judgment and preserveth the way of his saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; [yea], every good path. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul" Proverbs 2:8-10

"Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil." Proverbs 3:7
When we understand Jesus is the Torah giver we have wisdom and we have fear and awe of better understanding Him:
"Happy [is] the man [that] findeth wisdom, and the man [that] getteth understanding." Proverbs 3:13 "And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that [is] wisdom; and to depart from evil [is] understanding." Job 28:28
Let's look at the King James Bible translation to see by whose authority "Jesus" has as Satan attempted to tempt and deceive Him:
"Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God." Matthew 4:7
Consider this now and re-read it with a pair of Hebrew eyes:
"Yeshua said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt YHVH thy God." Matthew 4:7
Satan was only trying to tempt Jesus. This is critical to understand. Look what Jesus told His disciples:
"Jesus saith unto them, Come [and] dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord." John 21:12
The Greek New Testament uses the word "kyrios" in these verses. Strong's Lexicon defines "kyrios" as: "this title is given to God, the Messiah". Can you grasp that? This title, kyrios, The Lord is given to God, the Messiah! This is not meant to be a play on words; so even the revered Strong's Lexicon declares just who He is. The book of Acts records the same for us that the LORD is one:
"Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Yeshua, whom ye have crucified, both YHVH and Messiah. Acts 2:36
Bottomline, we are to explain the same as to Who HE IS to those that want to know:
"Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. Give [instruction] to a wise [man], and he will be yet wiser: teach a just [man], and he will increase in learning. The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy [is] understanding. Proverbs 9:8-10

"We know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we know him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Yeshua the Messiah. This is the true God, and eternal life." 1John 5:20
The Bible, the word of Almighty YHVH begins with the foundation of Jesus' teaching and instruction. God's Torah is His wisdom, it is the Father's Kingdom constitution, His narrow path charter of life for a people who are chosen to be the children of God. It is likened by God to be a marriage covenant. So, the Bible is not really about religion which provides for options and opinions of men, nor about a choice to follow one's religion. The choice is about choosing by faith to trust and follow in love what has been written in Scripture as the literal decree of the King of the Universe.

It is our instruction manual for life in His Kingdom:
"The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom; and before honor [is] humility." Proverbs 15:31-33
Before Jew and Gentile can be united as "one new man" in the prophetic plan of Messiah's Kingdom (Ephesians 2:1), we must understand we are all are lost. There is none righteous, no not one. There are no outward privileges and physical advantages associated with being a Jew or a Gentile; we all are sinners no matter are heritage and we are all equally in need of our Savior, our Messiah Yeshua - The Lord God. Look at the genealogy of Yeshua of Matthew 1 and you will see both Jew and Gentile there together in the family tree of Jesus. In the beginning there's Abraham of Ur of the Chaldees, then there's King David the son of Jesse, even Rahab of Jericho and Ruth of Moab. Can we have any better proof that God wants the love of both Jew and Gentile and bring both together as one new man in Messiah?

You can be a part of all Israel, you can be a son of Abraham, natural or adopted in as a child of God and heir to the Kingdom. That is not my idea:
"And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us." 1John 3:24
And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. Luke 19:9
You too can be counted among the saints, but it's your choice, the same choice Adam and Eve had:
"Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Yeshua. Revelation 14:12
If you love God, don't be mislead by those that say His Torah, His instruction that many call "the law" is not for you, if you are mislead you may not get to know Him as the One He really is. Get to know Him, don't get confused by al the Babylonian babble:
"By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, ‘I have come to know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked" 1 John 2:3-6
I heartily recommend that you read the book of 1John - all of it and all in one sitting just as all the apostles letters were meant to be read when they were written.

Now, if you say that you know you have been saved by Him, then take this as your own assignment:
"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons 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 up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates" Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Do what is your honor to do, just as the humble Moses told us:
"Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the LORD’S commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good?" Deuteronomy 10:12-13
John warned us about the babblers, those that say the Torah was “hung on the cross” or those that say "Torah does not apply to all":
"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Yeshua Messiah has come in the flesh is of God." 1John 4:1-2
"This is He who came by water and blood--Yeshua Messiah; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one." 1John 5:6-8
The choice is yours... again, ust as it was in the beginning for Adam and Eve...

You can choose to follow the words and teaching of The Creator, His simple do's and the dont's, the Torah of the Torah-Keeper Yeshua that is God in the flesh who was raised up to a restored life in resurrection by the almighty power of Elohim God. You can choose to believe the "Older Testament" witness of Moses and the "Newer Testament" witness of John, or you can ignore the truth no matter the witness.

I implore you, choose love for the God of Heaven and of Earth and keep His commandments, after all there is no Old and New Testament but the undivided one Word of our unchanging God.

Yeshua is the judge of the living and the dead. Let's look at Peter's words in Acts:
"And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God [to be] the Judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. Acts 10:42-43
And Paul's words to Timothy:
"Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." 2Timothy 4:8
When Messiah Yeshua, the unchanging Aleph Tav (Alpha & Omega) returns, He will return to judge mankind from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as King. He will continue as He did before teaching from the paths of Torah instruction. He will be teaching the words that have not changed. God Almighty told Micah this about the Messianic era:
"And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law [Torah teaching and instruction] shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig-tree; and none shall make [them] afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken [it]. For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever. In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever." Micah 4:2-7
God never planned a "half-time" for His instruction. He never intended a blank page to be there, separating His word as old and new.

If you have opened a Bible you already know God starts His Word with a Torah scroll. He did not change and put in a delay of game, He did not change His covenant, He built on its foundation. He did not postpone the validity of our responsibility to choose to follow Him in His paths of instruction only to reinstate it again when He returns as Micah promises. Yes, just as He saved His people Israel at the Red Sea by love, grace and mercy before they received His word at Mount Sinai, you too can be saved by His love, grace and mercy but that does not abrogate the accountability to walk in the instruction of "the prophet" and Rabbi Yeshua. This is the very heart of the message that James gives in the newer Testament:
"But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers and had sent [them] out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." James 2:20-26
Do you see the theme that Scripture teaches us?

Don't die in the wilderness! Israel was redeemed from slavery and death in Egypt, they were saved THEN they received God's instruction manual of life from the fiery mountain but many died in the wilderness because they ignored God's word and chose their own path, their own religion if you will.

YHVH came into this earth in visible form indwelling the man Yeshua. The Son of man came to Earth some 2,000 years ago and provided His life as redemption and atonement to those that seek Him past and present. The Lord is "one'. Our greatest assignment is to love Him. He will soon return to His mountain in Jerusalem, the place of His name where He will continue teaching His word, His Torah to all mankind.
"The saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance, that Messiah Yeshua came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first, Yeshua Messiah might display all his patience, for an example of those who were going to believe in Him for eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen." 1Timothy 1:15-17
If you believe Yeshua was in the beginning, if you believe He is the living word of God, then you must open your eyes and know that His word is... The Torah. It is God's instruction for mankind, for all Israel and for their companions.

How could He have ever done away with it?

When He returns, Yeshua will judge all mankind as a warrior King, He will invite everyone to fellowship in His appointed Moed Feast Days just as the Torah instructs. Zechariah declares:
"And the LORD [YHVH] shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD [YHVH], and his name one." Zechariah 14:9

"And it shall come to pass, [that] every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, [YHVH] Lord of hosts [armies], and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, [that] whoso will not come up of [all] the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD [YHVH] of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain." Zechariah 14:16-17
Jesus was Jewish. He is the Redeemer promised by God. He is Yeshua haMashiach – circumcised on the eighth day, of the tribe of Judah. He observed the Torah of God perfectly throughout His life. Yeshua was crucified on Passover not Easter, He was in the grave on Unleavened Bread and resurrected on First Fruits and God sent the Holy Spirit on Shavu'ot [Pentecost]. He will return, announced as King at a future Day of Trumpets and His Judgment of Yom Kippur will follow 10 days later as He alone presides as High Priest and King. Messiah Yeshua will establish and restore the Kingdom as we can see that the Holy week of Sukkot will be a great celebration of the restoration of the marriage covenant when The Lord again dwells among His people.

The coming Feast of Tabernacles will culminate the prophetic holy Feast Days in the Torah that provides us with the full revelation surrounding the two comings of Messiah, and how each He teaches of the Kingdom of God on earth.

As disciples of Messiah, we "get to" learn and observe God's Holy Days. These set apart times should be observed in the life of a believer in Messiah Yeshua, Jew, and non-Jew, to share in God's Holy Times and to live just as Yeshua lived.

John confirms His return:
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." Revelation 19:11-16
And Isaiah explains the second but 'greater exodus' from all the earth to meet up with Him:
"And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. Isaiah 11:10-12
We can know that the Hebrew word for salvation is Yeshua and we can know that Jesus' Hebrew name is Yeshua, so we can clearly see what Isaiah boldly tells us Who is the one we call Yeshua...
"Behold, God [is] my Yeshua; I will trust, and not be afraid: for Yah - YHVH [is] my strength and [my] song; he also is become my Yeshua [salvation]." Isaiah 12:2
This trust, this faith is not a religion, it does not carry a "brand" in God's Word. Faith is trust, it is believing and obedience in God's teaching and the instruction of King Messiah who gave us His constitution for Kingdom living.

His statement was plainly given to Pilate:
"You say rightly that I am a king." John 18:37
The Bible never says King Messiah Yeshua came to establish a new religion; He came to announce the gospel of His Kingdom on earth. This is repeated over and again:
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. Matthew 4:23

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. Matthew 9:35

And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Matthew 24:14

Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Mark 1:14-15
He is the King of Kings on earth and Heaven whose authority is imparted to His people heal, to preach and to govern righteously, but government requires wisdom - His Torah which is the Word that proceeds from the mouth of God. So, it's critical to recognize He is "The One" that spoke the Hebrew words of Torah to Moses. That's why He said:
"It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’" Matthew 4:4
We need to see understand the strength and power in this statement. The words that He gave were a repeat of what Moses wrote, they are found in Deuteronomy 8:3:
"So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of YHVH."
Yeshua is 'the One', the Messiah that everyone needs to know to live in The Kingdom. He is the Word of God. He will provide all of our needs, wand we can follow Him completely. Can we really live by every word that proceeds from God’s mouth if we believe for a moment that His Torah is done away with?

When times get tough and tougher we will need "patience", we will need to lean on God’s strength, His unchanging word - not man's opinions of them whether doctrine religion or tradition. The Greek word “kai” καί is translated as: “and” in Revelation 14:2. But did they (the translators) perhaps just miss something important in the complete meaning of this word? It also means “indeed”...

“Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, [indeed] the faith of Yeshua (Jesus).”

'Indeed', we are to keep the commandments of God [and] the faith of Yeshua, but what does this mean? Let's look deeper still:
1. He established and observed the Law of God. In fact, He did so perfectly and commanded us to follow Him and do the same.
2. He taught the Law of God. In fact, He makes the law even more binding by teaching us the spirit of the Law beyond the written word.
3. He called those that add to or subtract from the law broods of vipers.
4. He told people who are without the law to get away from him, that He does not know them.
5. He teaches if you keep the whole law of God and teach it, you will be great in the Kingdom of Heaven, and if you remove any part of it and teach that you will be least.
6. He kept the Sabbath, taught on the Sabbath, and tells us the Sabbath was made for the benefit of man.
7. He eat only clean things (food) and never ordained unclean animals (not food).
8. He came to “fill up with meaning” or “fully preach” (plerroo) the law and prophets, never to abolish it or end any part of it.
9. He is angered by people that add to the law, and that do not DO what the law says. He is also angered by those who do God’s Law, not to love God, but to elevate themselves.
10. He kept and observed all God’s Feast days. In fact, He lives them out.
11. He taught people that faith is evidenced by DOING and to keep the commandments but He never came to start a religion.
12. He always preached and spoke with authority from the law (Torah), the teaching and instruction of God.
In fact, He used the law (Torah) to reprimand the liar Satan:
And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. Matthew 4:9-11

When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Matthew 8:1-3
Yeshua was worshiped and the leprous body of the sick man received life.
And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshiped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. Matthew 14:32-34

And it came to pass while he blessed them, he was parted from them and carried up into heaven. And they worshiped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen. Luke 24: 51-53
Yeshua never stopped anyone from worshiping Him because He is the Son of YHVH in the unleavened body of the Son of Man.
"Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this [is] known in all the earth. Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great [is] the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee. Isaiah 12:3-6
Thomas certainly understood the truth. Believe me, He was no doubter!
And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Master and my God!” John 20:28
Receive Him as Who He is into your mind, heart and soul today. Speak to him, repent and ask that your redemption be given through your faith and knowledge of him as God. He became unclean for you, he has borne your sin so that you may be clean, be forgiven. Speak to him so he can hear your murmurings!
And Moses spoke to Aaron, Say to all the congregation of the people of Israel, Come near before YHVH; for he has heard your murmurings. Exodus 16:9
Unlike the burnt sacrifice of a lamb or heifer, The Messiah lives as the First Fruits of eternal life. As the Son of God, He provides victory over death through his resurrection and He is The High Priest in the order of Melchizedek:
YHVH has sworn and will not relent, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Psalm 110:4
When we understand the deep mystery of His accomplishment of offering His life for ours we can understand the Gospel, the glad tidings of salvation and why He must return as Messiah King.

This Gospel is the declaration of the grace that YHVH (Elohim) provided for us by the redemptive, atoning offering of Yeshua, our Messiah and He will be the returning King.

No man has the right to sacrifice another person for our sin, that is murder and against Torah. Only God has the absolute right to give His own life in the persona of Messiah Yeshua and to offer Himself as the offering for sin. The beginning of Scripture tells us the penalty for sin is death (Genesis 2:17 and Genesis 3:3).

Almighty God, in His great mercy, provided His sacrifice just as Abraham promised Isaac to pay for the sins of the world. His own Son willingly suffered the death penalty of Genesis for us.

It is the absolutely clear teaching of Isaiah 53 that God would place the punishment due people upon an innocent and righteous pierced one who would die for sin. This prophecy was fulfilled by Yeshua the Messiah.

The Scriptures point to this plan of redemption through suffering. Yeshua proves His words from beginning to end by His actions, His death and His resurrection.

Not only do we see the death penalty and separation from God in the beginning of Scripture, in Deuteronomy, we see the promise of the gift of eternal life by God giving Himself:
For YHVH shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that [their] power is gone, and [there is] none shut up or left. Deuteronomy 32:36
And again in Isaiah:
He will swallow up death forever, and YHVH ELOHIM will wipe away tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people he will take away from all the earth; for YHVH has spoken. Isaiah 25:8
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and YHVH hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6
Also in Isaiah, we see the prophecy of “Messiah's” appointment to preach the glad tidings of the gospel in the year of the Jubilee, to preach the acceptable year of YHVH (Jubilee – release from sin's captivity) as foretold by Moses in Leviticus. Be sure to note the word “me” יתא in Isaiah which is comprised of the three letters Aleph Tav and Yod:
And you shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants of it; it shall be a jubilee to you; and you shall return every man to his possession, and you shall return every man to his family. Leviticus 25:10

Then the priest shall reckon to him the worth of the estimation, to the year of the jubilee; and he shall give the estimation in that day, as a holy thing to YHVH. Leviticus 27:23
The Spirit of YHVH Elohim [is] upon me; because YHVH hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent (me) יתא to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of YHVH, and the day of vengeance of our Elohim; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of YHVH, that he might be glorified. Isaiah 61:1-3
Yeshua-Jesus meets the qualification of Messiah in the heritage line of King David according to 2Samuel 7:12-16. His family tree is recorded in Matthew 1:1-16. He was born in Bethlehem meeting the requirement of Micah 5:2. This is recorded in Matthew 2:1-10. He fulfilled the words of Isaiah and we find the story in Luke:
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of YHVH [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of YHVH. And he closed the book, and he gave [it] again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. Luke 4:17-21
Despite the hope of the Jewish people for another, a Jew called Matthew proves his lineage in Matthew 1 and John his promise.
I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live. John 11:25

Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. John 5:24
There is One God, One Torah, One Savior, One Faith, One Redemption, One Grace, One Baptism of the Spirit for all. There is one Messiah. You see, the Messiah must meet the heritage and family line of David as declared by the Prophets. Yet all the lineage and tribal birth records of Israel were destroyed by fire in 70 AD when the Temple and Jerusalem were destroyed the Legions of Titus.

He is the "One" written of in the Hebrew Scriptures and the one of the commentary of those Scriptures that we call the New Testament. He is Yeshua the One and the same. His words, His instruction, His principles and the promises given to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Isaiah as the word - the prophet, the messenger of YHVH. They are the same teachings given to the twelve disciples. Think about it... if Jesus is the Word of God and if He is the same yesterday, today and forever, then how can we say that the Word of God ever changed? Jesus - Yeshua is the Word of God and He does not do away with any of the word of God because God does not change.

Many have been taught other things, they have been taught the precepts of men, that the Torah is for the Jews and that there is only grace for the Joes. But God says to all Israel, but Jew and Gentile:
O' Israel, return unto YHVH your Elohim; for you have fallen by your iniquity. Take with you words, and return unto YHVH: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and accept us graciously... Hosea 14:1-2
Paul tells us:
But we speak the wisdom of Elohim in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which Elohim ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified YHVH יהוה of glory. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which Elohim hath prepared for them that love him. But Elohim hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of Elohim. 1Corinthians 2:7-10
Now hear His words and say to Him: Take away all iniquity, and accept us graciously: so will we render the offerings of our lips.

I believe that Jesus tells us:
"I am the Aleph Tav, the beginning and the ending, saith YHVH, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 1:8

Behold, the days come, saith YHVH יהוה, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, YHVH Our Righteousness צדקנו יהוה and on that name I trust. Jeremiah 23:5-6
Paul warns us:
"Be careful that you don’t let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Messiah. For in him all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily, and in him you are made full, who is the head of all principality and power" Colossians 2:8-10
When we realize just who Jesus is, when we know He is יהוה we recognize that there is no separation of an Old Testament vs. New Testament, there is no old covenant done away with by a new covenant. When we realize who He IS we come to the full realization that there is One eternal, unchanging God for all men, there is one eternal, unchanging way of living for all men and there is one eternal unchanging word for all.

There is no distinction for Jew or Gentile or for that matter any other. If you want to be a part of the remnant of the followers of Yeshua, walk and follow Him everywhere He goes, and never forget He walked down the path of instruction in His Torah if you want to draw near to Him because there is no distinction for Yeshua who was, is and will be Almighty YHVH יהוה who became flesh as a man for our redemption.

So, let go of the old religious theologies - never again allow any lawless "shepherd", no matter how much you may like or admire his pulpit sermon to convince you to walk outside of God's light. Living in darkness, even if just partially will eventually lead to death. We all need bright light to survive. Just imagine how long you would live if you drove your car at twilight or in the black of night without the headlights on. So don't forbid yourself from walking in His Torah light that is right there in your Bible to lead you through the darkness away from confusion - out of "Egypt".

The Bible is called the Word of God for a reason, so learn and guard His commands so that you can do what is pleasing to The Lord God your creator, redeemer, savior and King:
"And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to fight with the remnant of her seed, those guarding the commands of God and possessing the witness of Yeshua יהושע Messiah." Revelation 12:17
If you truly ask yourself: What Would Jesus Do (WWJD)? Then you must also ask yourself this about your Savior: What Did Yeshua Do (WDYD)?

In Isaiah 43:11, YHVH said, “I, even I, am YHVH, and there is no savior besides Me.”

What does this all mean?

For me, I have come to see how truly "different" I am from Yeshua. Over the past few years He has allowed me to glimpse the portions of what my earthly heart has in it that must be confessed including:
• impatience
• bitterness
• anger
• envy
• jealousy
• pride
I desperately need the One who is called Jesus - Messiah Yeshua.

Messiah Yeshua alone can give us a new beginning as it was in Eden,

Sin and death came to mankind (Adam) as the result of one man’s sin. Just as one man’s sin gives death to mankind, one man's righteousness, death and resurrection can give life back to mankind as God intended.

Perhaps you too might see it is now time for you to repent and return to God's covenant, return to hear Messiah's voice and do God's word to walk in the faith of Jesus' Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment. God is a sovereign God. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation. You can accept His gift of life in Messiah.

Consider carefully what your life consists of, look at it and repent of your sin, ask His forgiveness and accept His gift of love. Do it now!

And follow His Spirit-filled path of light and drink from the water of life, all of it. Don't stay off in the shadows of dry darkness. Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ whose nickname is Jesus rose from the grave while in darkness to show He is the light of the world and the river of living water.
“Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” 1John 3:2
He is coming back. Believe in Him. Confess and ask Him into your life now!

To learn more about His story, consider the account of Luke about the One called Jesus in this awesome presentation of His life and ministry...