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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Who is The One Called Jesus?

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

Jesus asked His disciples a question. It is recorded in Matthew 16:15, Mark 8:29 and Luke 9:20...

"Who do you say that I am?"

These twelve Jewish young men had likely walked with Him daily for couple of years before He asked this simple question. During that time, they listened to His teaching as He raised the bar on the purpose of God's Torah and He showed them how to live it out in the image of God. They had witnessed many miracles. They witnessed healings of both crippled and the blind with a touch or a word on faith all across Israel.

Think about His question for yourself: Who is the one called Jesus?

The ask, who are you? Most people introduce themselves and tell you who they are by name. They might tell you if they are married or not and likely will tell you about their job and where they work in the first few minutes. They likely avoid any comment on faith or lack of it for fear of social offense.

Not so these Jewish young men. Those we call disciples first knew Jesus as a Torah teacher and Torah doer. He did not add to God's instruction and He did not take away from it.

They were not asked the big question until they traveled and studied under Him and saw that He lived out everything He taught. The fact is they were Jewish talmidim following their Master Rabbi. You would think they knew who He was before they would ever chose to follow Him and devote themselves to life on the road with Him. This fact raises another important question: why did they go when He said: "follow me"?

An important thing to understand is that the choice in their journey to follow began in earnest after He proclaimed: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

They sought the Kingdom.

They wanted to see it restored, that why in the end, they asked: “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?”

He called them out to follow Him and learn the way of life in a proper relationship with The Father and He taught them how to teach others to restore the world by sowing the Word of God. His focus was on the kingdom way of God in a repentant, restored relationship with Almighty God - The Father as it was in the beginning. He did not come to start a new religion. Had He dne that the Jewish talmidim whould have never stayed with Him long enought to hear the question: "Who do you say that I am?"

If you question who He is, consider Agur the son of Jakeh.

In case you've never heard of Agur, long ago he posed another important 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?" Proverbs 30:4
Consider Ahur's question: Who created the Earth and what is His son's name?

Solomon is thought to have written the Proverbs but it was Agur that raised this critical question. Solomon gives us a comparison, a proverb of light and God's teaching and instruction for the heart lost in a dark world: "For the commandment is a lamp; and the law (Torah) is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life..." Proverbs 6:23

Jesus described Himself in reference to this proverb about the light of the Torah.

If you read the creation account, you'll find that Almighty God created light on the fourth day. In Genesis, we first learn that a day can be a thousand years. After all, Adam was told if he sinned he would see death in the same day. He died at the age of 930 years (Genesis 5:5). It is no coincidence that Scripture tells us: "When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image..." This gives us a connection to Jesus that can be seen in Luke 3:23 "When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age."

Adam's death and the Genesis connection to 930 and 130 years is no coincidence either as it provides a 4,000 year leap forward to connect with Jesus' kingdom preaching and creation. Adam had fallen from the image of God by His sin. Could it be that Adam lived a sinless life in Eden for 30 years before He chose to reject God's warning. At about age 30, Jesus called himself the son of man because he restored the image of God in the flesh as He answered Ahur's age old question. Perhaps Jesus had lived a sinless life that exceeded Adam's as he connected with the timeline required for duty in God's service.

Think about it. Numbers 4 details this age requirement seven times. Not only that: "David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years." 2 Samuel 5:4
“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
Jesus' self portrait is literally confirmed in the apostle Paul's account of his meeting with the light of the world on his dark grudge-journey to Damascus nearly 2,000 years ago. Paul's eyewitness report says he saw a blinding light, then...
"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
In typical Jewish fashion as Master Rabbi, Jesus spoke in the Hebrew language just as Paul (Saul) tells us, so it's important to get to know His Hebrew name. It's Yeshua.

Look in any credible dictionary or encyclopedia and you will find that the name Jesus is a fairly new English name. It comes from the Greek name Iesous and the Greek is derived from "Yeshua." In modern Hebrew script, Yeshua is written as ישוע.  It's the shortened form of Yehoshua much like Dan for Daniel or Sam for Samuel.

Yeshua literally conveys the meaning of the word "Salvation" and it it connects to God's role to "save" "rescue" and "deliver" the world from sin.

Yeshua is the Hebrew name His talmidim knew.

Look it up for yourself, believe it or not, the letter "J" only appeared in the English language around the year 1633, that was 13 years after the Pilgrims arrived . Wrap you mind around that fact for a moment.

There's a reason the name Jesus can't be found in the 1599 "Geneva" Bible. That's the Bible the Pilgrims brought with them on their marathon sea journey to America aboard ship in 1620 under Mayflower master mariner Christopher Jones. The King James version was left behind in England.

Hard to believe but the Bible of the 53 survivors of that long, difficult Atlantic voyage never heard the name Jesus.


Yes, but there's a reason. At that time, the name in the Bibles aboard the Mayflower was written  as Iefus. That name came from the Latin name Iesus and that was derived from the Greek name Iēsous.

The Greek transliteration Iēsous comes from the Hebrew name ישוע Yeshua, the name that means "salvation." It the shortened Aramaic form of the name Yehoshua which means "the salvation of God." Today, we've changed that to the English name Joshua.

When the Greek Septuagint was translated from the Hebrew Bible around 200BC, they translated Yehoshua to Iesous. I was shocked and a bit stunned when I first learned that the disciples, or rather the tamidim of Yeshua of Nazareth never called their master Torah teacher "Jesus."

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

I could not believe we forgot the answer to the name of the "One" who ascended up to heaven!!

So, who is The One Called Jesus?

He is the Jew from Nazareth. His name is Yeshua. He's the Messiah, we all need to know  that Yeshua was Jewish, all of His disciples were as well. Yeshua is not a foreigner, sojourner or imposter. He is the Jewish Messiah and He did not start a new religion.

The Jewish followers of Yeshua, never converted to a new religion, they followed the Torah observant Jewish Rabbi from Nazareth and never sought to convert to anything. The Greek Gentiles in Antioch were the first ones called Christians. That fact is recorded in Acts 20:26.

They were the ones that elected to turn away from Hellenistic idol worship and paganism with faith from the teachings Jewish men about Yeshua the resurrected redeemer who would return at the end of days and usher in the kingdom of God and the restoration of all Israel in the Messianic Age and the Olam Ha‑Ba "world to come" taught in Judaism.

The Greek manuscripts use the word χριστιανός. In a Hebrew perspective, it means follower of the Moshiach. That's the Hebrew word that means the anointed one the Jewish king from the Davidic line of Judah, the king of the Jews. The concept of  Melekh Mashiach מלך משיח‎ originated in the Hebrew Bible. It was not new.  The prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zechariah, Ezekiel, Hosea, and Micah wrote of Him as did Daniel and Moses as the one to be brusied in Genesis 3:15 and the prophet to come in Deuteronomy 18:15. Many Psalms are written about Messiah including Psalm 2, Psalm 16, Psalm 22, Psalm 34, Psalm 69 and Psalm 110.

The key tenet of Judaism is that He will usher in a series of events that have not yet occurred being an age of justice and peace and that all nations, not just the Jewish people will recognize that the God of Israel is the only true God and Creator.

The Messiah as the lion of the tribe of Judah is one of the foundations of Biblical Jewish faith and even Maimonides has written this about Him: "Anyone who does not believe in him, or who does not wait for his arrival, has not merely denied the other prophets, but has also denied the Torah and Moses, our Rabbi."

The Talmud extensively discusses the coming of the Messiah. Even the Dead Sea scrolls call Him the branch of David, Righteous One, Chosen One, Son of Man, Son of God teaching the Torah as God's Servant and Prince of the Congregation. Orthodox Jews have always believed in Messiah, life after death, and restoration of Jew and Gentile in the Kingdom of God yet like the Temple that was restored after it was destroyed they cannot see Yeshua has a two trip mission.

At large fault for this is the concept of a new religion identity crisis from a church embedded in anti-Semitism thinking the Torah is for another age, old and done away with and that the Olam Ha‑Ba "World to Come" on earth as it is in Heaven will not come but rather all believers will be whisked away on a cloud to Heaven in opposition to Yeshua's prayer in Matthew 6:10.

Those that gathered to hear Him and follow Him across Israel were Jewish and they believed His words:
"For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions." Matthew 6:14-15
If you take a look at any modern map of the areas Yeshua walked and taught in, you will see that incredibly they reflect a similar identity crisis today. Instead of seeing Judea and Samaria on a map, we see imaginary green lines and an area marked off that the media calls the West Bank for crying out loud.

Not only that, if we look at any map today, we can see many areas in Israel that have lost their identities as city names have been switched to Arabic. Take Hebron for example. Today, it has morphed into the Arabic name Qiryat Arba. Consider Samaria too, the Bible calls it Shomron but Josephus the historian reveals its name was changed to Sebastia. The book of Joshua speaks of Timnath-heres, but today it is rebranded as Kifl Haris.

Let's get back to Agur's big question. What is His son's Name?

The name that so many call Jesus is a Jew, and His name is Yeshua ישוע .

Did you know that each Hebrew letter has a graphic meaning?

Hebrew helps us understand the depth of the meaning in the many names found in the Bible. This is especially true in the once forgotten name Yeshua ישוע that is not found in any Latin, Greek or English Bible until it was rediscovered - if you will - after the restoration of the Hebrew language in the fulfillment of Zephaniah 3:9 just as the Jewish people returned from exile to Israel.

Thanks to the heart and leadership of a Jewish man by the name of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, this revival began incredible just a few short years before the re-birth of the modern state of Israel reversing the curse of Bable. Amazingly, that fact sheds another perspective on the prophetic proof of Yeshua's words to the woman at the well: "Salvation is from the Jews."

How does that fact link to Agur?

Agur asked Ithiel to name the son of God and Ithiel asked Ucal the same question. Believe it or not, the names of these three men point to Messiah! Their names mean: "blameless" "God is with me" and "devoured." That's Yeshua's life story. He was blameless, God was with Him and He was devoured in Roman execution.

Yet, He lives!

Amazingly, many other groups of Hebrew names found in the Bible point toward Messiah, and I pray you'll stay tuned and return to more commentary that you will see about the truth that points to the identity of the Jewish Messiah of all Israel. He is the blameless son that gathered people to hear the Word of God explained and its promises declared as He preached of the Kingdom to come (Olam Ha‑Ba) before He was devoured by death. But remember the miracle of God, He lives in the Holy power of resurrection and overcame the death curse of Eden.

Yeshua arose, ascended into Heaven and Agur's question will be answered once and for all when He returns to Jerusalem as King.

Jerusalem is important, and today it has everything to do with the restoration of the Kingdom land through the Jewish people that are there now preparing the Promised Land the coming of King Messiah.

Just months before the 1948 rebirth of the nation of Israel in fulfillment of Isaiah 66:8, the world learned of the discovery or resurrection - if you will - of the Dead Sea scrolls by a young Bedouin shepherd in 1947. Take notice, none of the scrolls they found by the Dead Sea were written in Greek, Latin or English. They are scrolls written in the language of the Bible and Hebrew is alive and well. Thank you Eliezer Ben-Yehuda!

When we consider the name Yeshua ישוע it is important to note the first Hebrew letter is a י Yod, and in its ancient original form it graphically represents "a hand." The next letter is the ש Shin, which means "sharp." It is followed a ו Vav and that letter represents a "stake." Finally, we have the letter ע Ayin, and its meaning is "to see."

Combining the graphic letter meanings for י Yod, ש Shin, ו Vav and ע Ayin, they portray the first trip of Yeshua ישוע 
The hand held by the sharp stake that was seen, is Yeshua!
As you now see, Hebrew names are important, they let us break through the language barrier of to the light of truth. They help point the way toward the Kingdom of God. That's the reason God used a Jewish man to restore the Hebrew language just as God had 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
Let's take a look at another important Hebrew word and its link to Messiah. Naturally, it's found in Abraham's blessing. The word is "behold" and in Hebrew the word is הֵן hên. Throughout the Scriptures, it provides a clue pointing toward Messiah. Take a look for yourself:
Then the angel (mal'ak aka messenger) of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven, and said, “By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son, indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies. 
In your seed all the nations (gowy) of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” 
So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham lived at Beersheba.
Now it came about after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, “Behold, Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor: Uz his firstborn and Buz his brother and Kemuel the father of Aram and Chesed and Hazo and Pildash and Jidlaph and Bethuel.”  Genesis 22:15-22
Do you see the Messianic theme?

Look closely and you'll see Messiah's humble first mission on this planet. Notice the "wood" as well as the "raised of God." Genesis shows us the Hebrew names of Milcah and Nahor's children are critical to the blessing of Messiah. Like Ugar said after he asked the big question: "Every word of God is tested" (Proverbs 30:5).
  1. Uz = "wooded"
  2. Buz = "contempt"
  3. Aram o = "exalted"
  4. Kemuel = "raised of God"
  5. Chesed = "increase"
  6. Hazo = "vision"
  7. Pildash = "flame of fire"
  8. Jidlaph = "weeping"
  9. Bethuel = "man of God"
Yeshua was tested and hung on the wood of contempt. Yet, as the lamb of God, His life blood was exalted on the wood, He was raised up to increase the vision of the flame of God's light and those that saw Him on that Passover day outside Jerusalem were weeping for the man of God (see Matthew 23).

He will return, its part of the mystery of the promise in the plan of God revealed in the seven Feasts of The Lord.

Here's another Hebrew word question: Did you know Bĕ'er Sheba` means "well of the sevenfold oath?" Do you know about the seven fold oath?

It comes form the promise given to Abraham that was expounded on at Mount Sinai when Almighty God entered into a marriage covenant with the children of Israel and the sojourners with them as seen in Exodus 6:2-8. The seven-fold "I will" oath is the husband's oath of the wedding contract between The Father God and His people:

  1. I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians
  2. I will deliver you from their bondage
  3. I will also redeem you with great judgments
  4. I will take you for My people
  5. I will be your God; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God
  6. I will bring you to the land I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
  7. I will give it to you for a possession; I am the LORD

The I will do spoken by all Israel of the Ten Commandments is the bride's oath of the wedding contract.

For now, let's look at another Biblical name that points to another PaRDeS sermon almost everyone has heard, the story is Job's.

Did you know the name Job means "hated?" It's true. Yet, Job was upright, he was righteous and righteously followed God's Torah (teaching and instruction). He was like Yeshua who taught repentance (turning away from evil and back to righteousness), but Job experienced contempt and weeping. Like Yeshua, he was hated by the enemy of mankind. Not only that, Job was from Uz and that Hebrew word means "wooded."
There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil. Job 1:1 
The LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.”  Job 1:8
Yeshua was blameless, a good shepherd, He was upright and righteous, a 100% Torah observant, kosher Jewish man fully living in the image of God. He taught repentance as He turned people away from the darkness of sin toward the promise of the Kingdom of God. As the son of man, He willfully gave His life as a life blessing for all nations, both Jew and Gentile! Life was not taken from Him, He gave it willfully to annul the death penalty of sin mankind brought on himself at Eden.
"I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.” John 10:14-18
Many of the great prophets and shepherds of the Tanach (Hebrew Bible) gave their lives for the truth they proclaimed, so did Yeshua. Because of that, He is the most famous person of all time. Not only that He is the prophet like Moses.

His Jewish life is powerful. So much so, His birth in Bethlehem (house of bread) set a pivot point in history and our reckoning of time. After all, virtually every history book on the planet dates history and counts to His birth in Bethlehem. The reason, even without knowing it is that of all history is focused on the final redemption and restoration.

The Hebrew Scriptures tell us many Jewish prophets were murdered because they proclaimed the Word of God and did not back down form the truth to save themselves (for example, read 1 Kings 18:4; 1 Kings 19:2; 2 Kings 9:7; Jeremiah 11:21; Jeremiah 2:30 and Nehemiah 9:26). Yeshua's death as the promised prophet like Moses was no different.

Messiah Yeshua is the prophet declared by Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15).

Yeshua declared something you may have never noticed until today, He said Yeshua is from Yehudi: "...Salvation is from the Jews" (John 4:22).

Yeshua’s fulfillment of this statement is astounding. Jesus once posed an amazing question about David the king from the family line of Yehudi noted in Psalm 110:
"Why do they say that the Messiah is David's son?
David wrote this in the book we know now as the 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 to this question: the Messiah, anointed like David is the same son of man described in Daniel 7:13-14.

As we consider who is the One called Jesus, we must know God has another word for us that was given to Solomon as you search for your answer:
"[It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings [is] to search out a matter." Proverbs 25:2
Jew or Gentile, you can find Him in the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings. Believe it or not, it is the only Bible that Yeshua taught. The Hebrew Bible is not an Old Testament, it alive like Yeshua.

Yeshua never called it old, never. The reason, it's God's everlasting Word.

Not only that, hold on to the pew, but Jesus never attended a church on Sunday, He never called His followers Christians, His mother never called Him Jesus and He never started a new religion.

Who is The One Called Jesus?

He is the One that never skipped a Sabbath or an appointed pilgrimage Feast in Jerusalem and never ate bacon wrapped shrimp. Yeshua is the Jew whose name means Salvation, He attended synagogue every Sabbath as was His custom (see Luke 4:16) and admonished the leper He healed to honor the same commandments that Moses wrote as a testimony about Him:
"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
WWJD, what would Jess do? Can you imagine the answer? Do you want be like Him/ Can you say: I will honor God and the Torah as my testimony?

From the beginning of Yeshua's ministry of yeshiva teaching and miraculous healing, He taught the multitudes that followed Him, whether from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria or from beyond the Jordan, the greatest commandments of the Torah:
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 
Yeshua lived a perfect Torah life and taught above all things, the meaning of the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings. It was, is and will be His testimony and by giving His life for others in complete obedience to God's Torah, Yeshua is the answer to Agur's question.

 He has gathered many to follow Him. So be like Him. He never turned away from the Torah. He is Messiah.

Take another view at the story of Yeshua's healing of the leper. Yeshua told the leper after his healing to demonstrate to the priest that He is The Moshiach that has been concealed to many Jewish people today. He was not hidden to the Jews first century. He was revealed to them, including the priests of the Temple that witnessed His obedience to God's Torah first hand.

Many say Cornelius was the first Gentile to believe on Yeshua and the Messiah. But the truth is that before his name appears in the storyline of Acts, yet the scribe we know as Matthew tells writes that another Roman centurion recognized just who He was at Golgotha. This is described in Matthew 27:54.

I don't know, perhaps that un-named centurion was Cornelius.

Before that Passover day when the Roman Centurion recognized Him for who He really was and declared the fact outside the gates of Jerusalem, all of the great multitudes that followed Him were Jewish people. They were Jewish children, Jewish youth, Jewish men and women. All of them!

The reason they knew Yeshua as the "Anointed" Moshiach מושיעך is found in the prophecy packed verses of the Bible. The multitudes in the Jewish crowds recognized Him from the Tanach's testimony. The oracles that they believed include Isaiah 43:3 Isaiah 47:15 Isaiah 49:26 Isaiah 60:16, Jeremiah 30:10 and Isaiah 53.

Cornelius, the Roman centurion of the Italian cohort stationed in Caesarea never really converted to Christianity. He accepted Yeshua as the Jewish Messiah of Israel, the mighty one of Jacob noted in Isaiah.

Take a closer look at Isaiah 49:26, it says "kol basar" aka "all flesh" and notice it speaks to both Jew and non-Jew, all 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 in Isaiah 49 as savior IS NOT the typical word "yasha" ישע:
 כל בשר כי אני יהוה מושיעך וגאלך אביר יעקב
That Hebrew word most English translators use as "savior" following God's name Y-H-V-H  יהוה is none other than the word Messiah מושיעך Moshiach!

In the Greek language, Messiah is Christos and the Greek is now rendered today in many English Bibles as Christ. It is not a last name, it is the title of the Anointed One promised in the Hebrew Bible, the Tanach, the title is Moshiach.

The Hebrew word we call Messiah is Moshiach מושיעך comes from the root ישע yasha, the Savior and Redeemer who is מושיעך Moshiach. Amazingly, Moshiach (Messiah) is formed the letters from the Hebrew name Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ. The added letters to the title מושיעך Moshiach are "mem" "vav" and "dalet." They mean water, stake and door. At the stake, He was pierced and water poured out from His side with His blood (see John 19:34).

Isaiah gives us an answer on the identity raised by Agur's question:
“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
Keep in mind these words as you read Isaiah 49:16 and reconsider Agur's 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 the answer. Great indeed is this mystery of the mighty one of Jacob!!

Consider too, the anointed messenger of the great "I AM." He 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.

Now ask yourself a question, is Yeshua the same man that wrestled with Jacob?

Is He the messenger of God in the burning bush that did not burn, the one that went before the pillar of fire Moses first describes in Exodus 13 as Pharaoh's army closed in on them?

Is He the one "like a man" the messenger that stood before the rock at Horeb as it too poured out water?

Scripture tells us the word of the LORD, the messenger of the living oracle of God 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.

The messenger of God is the fourth one, "like the Son of God" that Nebuchadnezzar saw in the furnace that saved Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

Is he the same "son of man" that Daniel saw with the clouds of heaven that came before the Ancient of Days?

This we must know, Yeshua is the anointed messenger, the Son of man - the angel man, the messenger voice of God declaring repentance and the Kingdom of God. Rest assured He will speak a message from God to you if you will just listen and believe His testimony:
"Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM." John 8:58  
The Kingdom covenant promise was first given to Abraham, then Issac and Jacob is for you too if you choose to repent and follow Yeshua:
"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 son that provides salvation. Peter explains this beautifully with a blessing: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 1Peter 1:3-5

Paul described Yeshua to Timothy. Was he referencing 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 provide the same message given in John 1:14 as the disciple zeros in on 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.

It's about God's name.  His name has been hidden for too long like Yeshua's. The words "The LORD" in many modern English Bibles are a substitution for the great name our maker gives to Himself just as it is shown to us in Isaiah 49:26.

It chills me to the bone to know that the name "Baal" which also translates as "lord" is found over 60 times in any English Bible translation, yet Hashem (the name) Y-H-V-H, in Hebrew יהוה is only found in the faithful script of the Hebrew Bible.

Check this out from the language scholar James Strong. According to Strong's Concordance, Baal="lord."  Knowing that, it is fearful when I read what God Almighty told Jeremiah:
"...their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal."
The name יהוה in plain sight nearly 7,000 times!

It's so bizarre that Baal's name remains in every modern Bible, yet the name of Elohim God, the name Y-H-V-H יהוה is hidden as "The Lord."

Perhaps this began with the decrees of Antiochus Epiphanes. This Greek tyrant murderer did a lot of damage that remains with us today. Some of his other decrees were to outlaw the Sabbath and the Feast Days of Y-H-V-H יהוה. Sound familiar?

Elohim God Yehovah forgive us for forgetting your Almighty name!!

God's name is found in every Hebrew Bible, it is יהוה and the four Hebrew letters are י Yod ה Hey ו Vav ה Hey. Scholars call this four letter name above all names, the Tetragrammaton, meaning ("consisting of four letters").

It is the same name we see in Scripture when the messenger (angel) told 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 saw in a vision as described in Genesis 15:1:
After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.”
Abraham not only saw Him in a vision, He saw recognized Him standing at the oak of Mamre with three others (look in for yourself in Genesis 18:1-2).

Almighty God's incredible name Y-H-V-H appeared "as a man" wrestling with and blessing Jacob with a new name. The Creator's name is in plain sight in the same Scriptures that Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ read and taught from as the Master Rabbi.

Sit down and grab hold of something to steady yourself before you read this...

Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ never read or taught from the New Testament.

He only 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 read and taught from the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings. Together, these three are now called the Tanach or TaNaK for Torah, Nevi'im and Ketuvim. Jesus referenced these writings as the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings (see Luke 24:44 in your English Bible).

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

Yeshua is the only man to ever keep them all in righteousness. He was without sin.

If you want to walk like Jesus, seek to 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 lie 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-Jesus, is declaring the voice of God who is the same today, yesterday and forever. Yeshua is the Word of God embodied in a man. He referenced the prophetic promise of the Psalm of David:
For had you believed Moses,
you would have believed me: for he wrote of me. John 5:46
Then I said, “Behold, I have come;
in the scroll of the book it is written of me:
I delight to do your will, O my God;
your law is within my heart.”

I have told the glad news of deliverance
in the great congregation;
behold, I have not restrained my lips,
as you know, O LORD.
I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness
from the great congregation. Psalm 40:7-10
I was never really understood an awesome truth as I grew up, but when you think about it, the disciples including the men we call Peter, James, John, Matthew, Luke and John where like Yeshua (Jesus) in that none of them ever read or taught from a book we call the New Testament.

The reason is simple, it did not exist at the time. Their faith was perfected by the words Yeshua taught as His testimony from the scrolls the Hebrew Scriptures. In fact, the disciples' names we know today are not their real names either. Every one of their names were changed, veiling their Jewish identities. This realization is SHOCKING to me!

So, who is this Jewish Jesus?

He is the man whose name is Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ so let's re-phrase the big question from a Biblical Hebraic perspective... Who is Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ?

Let's start with the words of Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ 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 is to know who He really is, we have to see Him in the words and context of the Torah as the messenger of things which are written.

Reading from John, we see more of Messiah's words of witness to the Torah:
"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?" John 5:46-47 
To understand the background of this 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 Messiah when he wrote 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 man in his image, this is the foundation stone of the entire Torah and the hidden story of Messiah Yeshua. Just as the Tabernacle was constructed for the indwelling of the Spirit of God according the image given by God to Moses, Yeshua was born the image of our Creator in the flesh and he walked in the true faith of Judaism with no traditions added in or taken away from the Torah.

Jesus is the one anointed by God's indwelling Spirit on earth, a living, breathing Tabernacle showing the one and 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 name יְשׁוּעָ Yeshua came to explain the commandments and their purpose. His name means Salvation and He is none other than the messenger of the Almighty in the tabernacle of flesh of a man.

Yeshua is not limited by our theology, theory or misunderstanding.

His is the witness of the "living Word" of God because He lived it, fulfilling the sacrifices, all of the teaching and instruction of the five scrolls of Torah and The Prophets and His plan of salvation is revealed in the Spring and Fall Feasts of The Lord. His return is also revealed in the Fall Feasts but remember:

Today many have forgotten something failing to realize Yeshua’s return as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, as the King of all Israel is directly linked to salvation to the Jews first. He will return Messiah ben David when the people of Israel cry out, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”

God loves this family so much, that Yeshua will be sent back when the Jewish people cry out and call for Him.

Yet, Yeshua 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 choose to love and walk with God in His ways.

Jesus said "I am way, the truth." The Kingdom lifestyle of Torah is the way, the truth and the life for having a proper walk in life on Earth. Our inclination from Eden is to reject what God says, so we must repent and leave our sinful state of heart and mind. This is the purpose declared to Moses as he transcribed the instruction of God so that He may dwell among us.

The Torah is one Word but it 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, two hands and His side shed blood for the sins of mankind?

It is said that the foundation stone of the world lies in Jerusalem. That very city is where Yeshua the foundation stone of living Torah was laid to rest on 'the day' of Unleavened Bread before His resurrection glory on 'the day' of First Fruits.

Open your eyes brother Judah!

Jesus came as a Jew and despite the false witness you may have heard, He never added to Torah and He never took away from it, hanging it on a cross. Yeshua 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 living out the Torah and it is not by chance that: "God created humankind" in his image. Adam fell short in obedience, Yeshua did not.

The good news is we can understand 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 bread of life and the living water shown in the book of life.

He is in every weekly parashah, hidden to be found in every portion of the Torah and the Prophets.

I love the manna story in the Torah portion called Beshalach "When He Sent." Here we see manna fell from heaven in the desert and sustained the Israelites, otherwise they would have all perished. That manna represents Yeshua’s body as a freewill 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.”

The 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 since Adam.

The Psalm tells us that a thousand years is a day so reconsider Moses' assignment of the double manna harvest today as we approach the year 6,000 before the coming 7th 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 revealed 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 (like the 12 disciples) are to supply living water (Yeshua) to the nations in spirit and truth. Yeshua is living water 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
In the Torah portion 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 Messiah? Save yourself and us!""
The Torah of Beshalach is teaching of Messiah and instructing us to live like Him with ethical, moral behavior, loving God and living in peace and love with our sisters and our brothers. This is the focus of the Torah and the teaching of Yeshua. All we have to do is to search out the Scriptures to find Him there in the Torah scrolls...
"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 teaches us that Torah "keeping" does not bring salvation, the Torah is a servanthood. Only Yeshua gives eternal life in grace and mercy as our Savior, His words are for our life, to renew our strength.

Thank God His teaching (Torah) is not done away or hung on a cross, because we must know as a surety that all Torah comes from the same living word, the word of God. The disciple John (John 1:1-5) describes Yeshua as the Torah keeper, the One who is the living word of God. 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)
The reason:
"Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I [am] YHVH". Leviticus 22:31.
It is awesome and fearful to truly understand who the 'One' called Jesus really is Messiah because we are to keep God's Torah commandments and the faith of Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ if we love God. 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:
"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 lived out the Word of God, that why is is called sinless. This is almost incomprehensible, but John 10:30 tells us Yeshua said: "I and The Father are One."

He is the King, the Messiah. 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. Have you noticed 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 means "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 purpose in calling people to repent:
"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
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 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 the Spirit 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 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 image 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 a 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 without fruit 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 and realtionship 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 tribulation as many teach. Romans 6:5 shows that resurrection of the Believer is about a coming restoration, a resurrection to the incorruptible image. 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 redeemed. In salvation we can be restored to the image of God, redeemed by Yeshua and saved from corruption.

Who is The One Called Jesus?

Let's repeat what we have learned.

Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) is the living word of the LORD, the messenger of "I AM" that spoke and walked with Adam, that gave the ship's design to Noah and shut the door to the ark before the flood judgment, 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. He wrestled with Jacob and spoke from the fire as Moses describes in Exodus. He appeared before Manoah and his wife.

Jesus is 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 God's Word:
"Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM." John 8:58
Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ is the firstborn of all creation and He 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 line of David. He is the son like Isaac and a rejected brother like Joseph. 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 gives water, He is in the living Tabernacle. Yeshua is like the High Priest described  in Leviticus, His work personified by the offering of sacrifice to cover sin.

God's plan of sanctification, redemption, judgment and restoration through Messiah are shown in Passover, Shavuot, Trumpets, Yom Kippur and Tabernacles. He is the healer lifted up and the prophet Like Moses. He is like the cities of refuge.

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

Yeshua is the faithful one, the ultimate builder of the temple like Zerubbabel. 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 one who obtains great blessings. Yeshua is is our shepherd, the resurrected one that was despised and crucified, hated for no reason, rejected but now at the right hand of God.

Yeshua is the un-named Son who has gone up to heaven and He will come down. What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know!

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.

Yeshua is the weeping prophet, the righteous branch. In Ezekiel Yeshua is described as the son of Man, a descendent of David. In Daniel, Yeshua is described in the vision as 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 will incredibly saves those in the fiery furnace.

In Hosea, Yeshua is the bridegroom married to the harlot woman, the one that is faithful one to his adulterous bride. In Joel Yeshua as the one baptized with the Holy Spirit and offering salvation to all mankind. In Amos, Yeshua is like the burden bearer. In Jonah we see Yeshua. In fact, Jonah 2:9 declares something mind boggling:
"But I will sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving.
That which I have vowed I will pay. 
Salvation [Yeshua] is from the LORD [YHVH].”
In Micah, Yeshua is like the messenger with beautiful feet, the one born in Bethlehem yet from everlasting. In Nahum Yeshua is shown as the avenger of God’s elect. In Habakkuk, Yeshua is seen like 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 shown as the restorer of lost heritage. In Haggai Yeshua is shown like 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.

Yeshua is the Messiah who was pierced. In Malachi, Yeshua is described as the Son of righteousness rising with healing in the wings of His tallit, the Messiah who taught at the Temple and came in the spirit of Elijah.

God's Spirit is the invisible Creator whose Spirit indwells Messiah Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel, the Redeemer of God's children.

Paul explained to the Colossians that there more than grace:
"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
There is more testimony that Jesus is the son of man, "the image of the invisible God..." Yeshua is the manifest Son of the invisible, heavenly YHVH who is light (see 1John 1:5).

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 about Jesus with the big question from Agur the son of Jakeh:
"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 Almighty gave Abraham is for all mankind. 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 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 promised seed given 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 Messiah. They rejected His word, so they picked up stones to kill him but we need to behold the faith of Abraham and believe in the seed promised, which is Yeshua the Messiah. When we do, we become a part of the covenant promise given to Abraham and grafted into the family name of the Children of God - Israel. Because when you believe in Messiah as the seed you're grafted into the promises given Abraham. 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 you 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) taught about God's teaching and instruction - the Torah, because He literally lived out the Torah, the "message and will" of God. We need to do the same because we seek Messiah. Faith is doing, it 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 Messiah, the anointed one who gave His life blood so that He could provide redemption for sin, to keep the 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 in deed. He was accused of blasphemy and willingly died on the cross, offering His life to break the curse of death and He now lives as King of all creation at the right hand (authority) of God. Soon He will return into this physical, visible realm of the Universe with commanding, awesome glory. He will return for the 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."
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 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, God 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.

Jesus lived and taught the Torah. Messiah's works are the reason prophecy was given to the Prophets. 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). He lived them out.

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

The law of Messiah (Galatians 6:2) is the Torah without man's traditions. It is the Torah correctly interpreted and taught by Yeshua. Regarding the law, how could something so wonderful become flawed, especially in light of the fact that God spoke it?

What we must know, is that our redemption from the curse of death is 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 first curse we bring on ourselves, 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, the 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  these words you will begin to understand the critical mission of your assignment from Messiah as the shepherd of all Israel.

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, are the children of His promises. The prophecies of Messiah's visit as the pierced one is amazing and powerful. He came so that the harlot, the lost sheep can be restored! He had to die by God's own unchanging word given to Adam and Moses. God 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:
For I YHVH do not change, therefore you, O sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Malachi 3:6 
That is why Paul teaches about promise. Paul wrote of something MUCH worth repeating 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 does God restore himself to you, to me and to all the children of His promise? 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 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
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. Because God said so, we physically die, due to sin. In this way, we can consider that Adam by his disobedience to God's word invoked entropy and death into our world.

Messiah 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", all those that are redeemed in faith. And like Abraham, you can show your faith and love toward God by following His ways, His paths, His Torah just like Jesus did 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:
"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
Many disregard the full meaning of the "fullness" of the Gentiles" thinking it only means a time of full measure or count of Gentiles coming into the knowledge and belief of Jesus the Jew. 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 Messiah.

Paul was revealing an amazing prophecy of the time we are in today as Gentiles or non-Jews are returning to the Biblical roots of the way of the Jewish man, the Messiah. 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 religion.

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 "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 redefines belief and faith.

For example, 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 covenant authority. Yet, across America, people seek to remove granite monuments of the Ten Commandments stating their display violates their constitution and the use of so-called government property to support any sect, church, denomination or system of religion. The thing is all the earht is the property of God, not government.

Yeshua's teaching is not a new religion, it is truth, and old one from the beginning. Jesus never started a religion, He explained the Torah. Knowing He is the Messiah is not a religious belief.

Can you see the truth?

Religious concepts are a set of beliefs defined by people that mix the matters of God's truth 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 men. It's God's way, the way.

There is no gate into the Kingdom that is labeled by one's religion. 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 either. The gates are for Israel and the sojourners that join them. This "revelation" is explained by God to 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. 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 never started a new "religion." James or rather Ya'cob, the half brother and disciple of Yeshua gives us 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 Pharisees time and time again. I know that some, including theologians and many others 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 organized is with the Almighty Creator God - - not me. Yeshua taught exactly from Proverbs 30:5-9 and 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 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 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 brings love, healing, salvation and eternal life bridging the separation of Earth from Heaven in order to fulfill the great suffering role of Messiah. He came to conquer a much greater enemy than the pagan Roman Empire and their legions of recruits. He came to suffer and through that suffering, destroy mankind's ultimate enemy -- death.

He did this in His resurrection.

Many Jewish rabbi's have 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 King Messiah.

Yeshua has not finished or failed the heavenly assignment of Messiah, son of David.

Both Jew and Gentile await the coming King of Israel who will arrive in power and great glory. Incredibly, both Christian and Jew wait for the very same Mashiach ben David that will destroy evil 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 keeping instruction.

In this often ignored or much misunderstood verse, we have all the advice needed for all "religions." Some reject Yeshua as Messiah while others believe in Jesus, but reject many of the commandments of God, believing they have been abolished despite Jesus' own 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 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 and spirit of truth then is not really found in one's sect, church denomination or 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 is to walk right behind Messiah - minus the extra traditions and religious opinions of men. God's words given to Moses are validated in the book of the Revelation of Yeshua יְשׁוּעָ which tells us in the end, we must keep the faith of Jesus-Yeshua AND the commandments of God.

Man's tradition is not in the vision. This is the narrow path without tradition that few will find (see Matthew 7:14) and 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 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 instruction is also recorded in Mark 12:28-31 and  Luke 10:25-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 cannot 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 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
Throughout this study we looked at Proverbs 30:4 and the big question Agur the son of Jakeh:
"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?"
If we look at the Talmud and the book of John we might envision the depth of what Jesus was teaching the Pharisee Nicodemus when He taught about begotten as in born again. It is likely not what you may have considered as a part of the question who is the one called Jesus?

Take a look at the account and take note of the reference to Proverbs 30:4:
"There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.  
Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you [of] heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, [even] the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:1-18 KJV
Nicodemus did not understand begotten of the Spirit so Jesus pointed him back to the Torah. "Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?" Jesus was pushing Nicodemus back to the lesson of Numbers 3:1-2 which says:

“These are the generations of Aaron and Moses..” the passage goes on to list Aaron's sons but none of Moses’s sons are noted here. There is a reason and if we consider the Talmud that teaches on this, we might begin to understand more about the lesson.

In the Talmud Sanhedrin 19b we can read about the meaning of begotten: “R. Samuel b. Nahmani said in R. Jonathan's name: He who teaches the son of his neighbour the Torah, Scripture ascribes it to him as if he had begotten him, as it says, Now, these are the generations of Aaron and Moses;  whilst further on it is written, These are the names of the sons of Aaron: thus teaching thee that Aaron begot and Moses taught them; hence they are called by his name.” In Numbers 3:1-2 we learn that Aaron begot his sons, but Moses taught them and thus they are called by Moses name."

In this commentary on Numbers (Bamdibar) we can see ithe commentary notes that Aaron's sons are the offspring of Moses because Moses taught them Torah. Physically, the boys were Aaron's own, but their actions and purpose were guided by Moses authority from God's voice so they were begotten of Moses.

Jesus was teaching Nicodemus that He was begotten by the Holy Spirit through the miracle conception of Mary, but if we dig in we might see that Jesus was teaching about the Torah as the constitution of life in the Kingdom of God. After all, Jesus teaching and preaching had a focus. It was always on the Kingdom of God and the Torah.

If we just look, we can see this in the sermon on the Mount:
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:17-19 
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:33
Jesus' goal was to bring people into a "restored" covenant relationship with The Father by teaching God's kingdom ways, God's teaching and instruction, God's Torah. Just as Moses was always teaching from Almighty God instruction, so was Jesus. The reason, Torah is the way of life in God's Kingdom.

Jesus referred to His responsibility as a good shepherd in John 10:11. Did you know that the crook of a shepherd's staff is a yoke? The staff is used in guiding sheep. Now that you know that, you know the rest of the story about what the Torah teacher called Yeshua tells us about God's word that He lived out and kept:
"For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:30
"If you love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15
Isn't it strange, if we just think about it, many Christians love God and many seek salvation at the blood of death on the cross but they ignore Messiah's way of life.

Yeshua taught, we can do God's commandments just as He did if we choose to love the Father as He did. That's what it means to be born again in Jesus' kingdom way of Torah life. God's instruction, unlike religion is an easy yoke when we love The Father.

So consider, by Christian tradition many have not only taken away but added to the Torah and rescheduled God's Sabbath, His seventh day of rest to suit ourselves and a new Sunday religion. Yet some that observe the instruction to walk in that path, ignore the Spirit of God's teaching in love.

We must remember, after speaking to God, Moses prophetically told "all Israel" including the sojourners and strangers 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 and place:
"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
Think about what Moses is saying.

Those were not there standing there before YHVH God some 3,600 years ago include you, whoever you are, wherever you, and thanks to God's promised blessing of restoration, there can be a great revival of understanding in the meaning of this Psalm:
"I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself." Psalms 119:52
Do you remember the judgments of old as a comfort? Incredibly, long before the Newer Testament ever existed, Paul instructed Timothy on how to be begotten as a man of God just like Messiah:
"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 be a man of God, a saint:
"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
When we understand Jesus lived a Torah life of righteousness, we can have wisdom and we have a better understanding who is the one called Jesus:
"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
"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 can all know who HE IS:
"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 Torah, the word of Almighty YHVH is the foundation of Jesus' teaching and instruction. God's Torah is Yeshua's wisdom, it is the Father's Kingdom constitution, God's charter of life in The Kingdom for a people who chose to be the children of God. God's Word 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 both Jew and Gentile can be united before YHVH God as Moses taught and as Paul called "one new man" in the prophetic plan of Messiah's Kingdom (Ephesians 2:1), we must understand we are all are lost in our sin and we must own that. There is none righteous, except Messiah.

We are all the same before God. There are no advantage associated with being a Jew or a Gentile; we all are sinners no matter our lineage and we are all equally in need of our Savior, our Messiah Yeshua to show us the way to stand before The Lord God.

Take a look at the genealogy of Yeshua that is recorded in Matthew 1. There you will see both Jew and Gentile listed 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 seeks the love of both Jew and Gentile and that The Father will bring both together as one new man in Messiah?

You can be a part of Israel, you can be a son of Abraham, natural or adopted in faith as a child of God and heir to the Kingdom. This 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, it's your choice that is critical, it's the same decison that Adam and Eve had, keep God's instruction or ignore it:
"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 just who Jesus really is. Get to know Him, don't get confused by 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 as they were written. Then re-read again and again until the truth sinks in.

Now, if you claim that you know you have been saved by Jesus then take this as your 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
If you know Jesus, your honor is 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 spirit of babblers, those that say the Torah was “hung on the cross” or those that say the "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, just as it was in the beginning.

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

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 Word of our unchanging God.

When Messiah Yeshua returns, He will return to judge mankind from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as King and the Torah will be His standard. He will continue just as He did before from the paths of Torah instruction. He will shown the world that God's words that have not changed.

God Almighty told Micah this about this and 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 in His Word separating old and new.

If you have opened a Bible you already know God starts His Word with a Torah scroll. He did not change His covenant, it is 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 Messiah returns as Micah promises.

Yes, just as God 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" 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
Don't die in the wilderness! Israel was redeemed from slavery and death in Egypt, they were saved THEN before 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.

The Son of man came to Earth some 2,000 years ago and provided His life as salvation to those that seek Him past and present. Our greatest assignment is to believe Him. He will soon return to God's mountain in Jerusalem, the place of His name where Yeshua will continue teaching God's 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 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 God's appointed Moed Feast Days just as the Torah instructs and 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 announced by a future Day of Trumpets and His final judgment of evil at Yom Kippur will follow ten days of awe as Yeshua presides as High Priest and Messiah King. Yeshua will establish and restore God's authority and that Holy week of Sukkot will be a great celebration of the promise of prophecy including the promise of the seed given to Abraham, the restoration of the marriage covenant broken at Sinai, the resurrection described to Daniel and the restoration of the Tabernacle when The Lord again dwells among His people forever.

The ultimate Feast of Tabernacles will bring the purpose of all of the prophetic Feast Days described in the Torah with revelation about the two comings of Messiah required by the Torah as shown in the righteousness of Deuteronomy 17:6 and Deuteronomy 19:15, and how the Feasts reveal the Kingdom of God on earth as evil is purged from Earth and meets its end in death.

As disciples of Messiah, we "get to" learn and participate in God's Holy Days. These set apart times can be observed in the life of any believer whether Jew, non-Jew, native born, alien or stranger. Everyone is invited to share in God's holy times and just as Yeshua did.

In Revelation John confirms the vision of 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
Isaiah explains the amazing second "greater exodus" across the four corners of the Earth will include non-Jews and Jews 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
At Passover, Yeshua gave these words to Pilate, even Pilate understood the promise of the King:
"You say rightly that I am a king." John 18:37
The Bible never says Messiah Yeshua came to establish a new religion; He came to announce the gospel of the restoration of God's 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
Yeshua is the King of Kings from Earth and Heaven whose authority is imparted to heal, to preach and to govern righteously, and that government requires wisdom and a constitution, God's Torah which is the everlasting Word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

So, it's critical to recognize Yeshua is "The One" that relied on the Torah given to Moses to overcome temptation. That's why He says:
"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 Yeshua used to over the deceiver were a repeat of what Moses wrote 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 King Messiah that everyone needs to know to live in The Kingdom. He is the Word of God messenger.

Can we really live by every word that proceeds from God’s messenger if we believe for a moment that God's Word, His Torah constitution 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, custom 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 full 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. He used the law (Torah) to reprimand the liar Satan and He will use against him in the end:
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
Receive Yeshua as Who He is, exalt His name in your mind, heart and soul today. Speak to Him, repent and ask that redemption be given through faith and knowledge of Yeshua as Messiah. 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 in the First Fruits of eternal life. 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.

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
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.

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
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?

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 as promised to Daniel:
“And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” Daniel 12:2
Perhaps you too might see it is 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.


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