Prophecies Fulfilled

Prophecies Fulfilled By Y’hoshua (Jesus)

Every 1st century “New Testament” writer referred to what we call, “The Old Testament,” as The Word of God.  These were the Scriptures the Berean’s searched to see if what they were hearing about the Messiah was true.  They were referenced by a Hebrew acronym TaNaK, meaning Torah, Prophets, and Writings.

“For The Word of God is Living  and Active. Sharper than any double-edged Sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12Psalm 149:6.

Y’hoshua is The Living Word.  He is the Torah, meaning The Way of Truth and Life.  He proclaimed, the Scriptures testify About Him.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  John 1:1

You pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess eternal life. These are the very words that testify about Me,”  John 5:39

“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was written in all the Scriptures about Himself.”  Luke 24:27

Jesus said to them, “These are the words I spoke to you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about Me in the Law (Torah) of Moses the Prophets, and the Psalms. Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,” Luke 24:44, 45.

Y’hoshua, (YHVH’s Salvation), Is The Prophesied “Seed,” of The Woman, The Anointed/Messiah.

maryFrom the beginning, the promised “Seed” was given at the same time as the curse of sin and death; Genesis 3:15Fulfilled; Galatians 4:4Romans 16:20Luke 24:27.

The second promise of the Seed is given to Abraham; “through whom All families of earth will be blessed.”

The Promised Seed/Messiah was prophesied specifically to come through Abraham’s wife SarahGenesis 12:3Genesis 17:19Genesis 22:18.  Fulfilled: Matthew 1:1Acts 3:25Galatians 3:8Galatians 3:16.

The Promised Seed/Messiah would come through Sarah’s son IsaacGenesis 17:19Genesis 21:12.  Fulfilled:  Galatians 4:30Hebrews 11:18Romans 9:7.

The Promised Seed/ Messiah, through whom All families would be blessed, will come through Isaac’s son Jacob/IsraelGenesis 26:4Genesis 28:14Numbers 24:17.  Fulfilled: Matthew 1:2Luke 3:34

The Promised Seed/Messiah will come through Israel’s son Judah, (the tribe of Judah is called Jewish): Genesis 49:10;  Psalm 60:7Psalm 108:8.  Fulfilled: Luke 3:33; Hebrews 7:14.

The promised Seed/Messiah was prophesied to come through King DavidPsalm 89:3; Psalm 132:11; Jeremiah 23:5Fulfilled: Matthew 1:1Luke 1:32.

The Holy (Set Apart) Seed/Messiah was prophesied to sprout out of the stump of David’s father JesseIsaiah 11:1Isaiah 6:13.  Fulfilled: Luke 3:32.

Messiah will be Born of a Virgin in Bethlehem:

He will be Born in BethlehemMicah 5:2.  Fulfilled: Matthew 2:1Matthew 2:6Luke 2:4John 7:42.

He will be Born of a virginIsaiah 7:14.  Fulfilled: Matthew 1:18Luke 1:27.

The prophesied “Branch,” will be called a Nazarene, (meaning Branch); Zechariah 3:8,6:12; Isaiah 4:2,11:1; Jeremiah 23:5, 33:15.  Fulfilled: Matthew 2:23.

There Will Be A Slaughter of Children.

Rachel’s children were no moreJeremiah 31:15.  Fulfilled: Matthew 2:16Matthew 2:18

Messiah Will Flee to Egypt and Be Called Out of Egypt:

He will flee to Egypt and be called out of EgyptHosea 11:1.  Fulfilled: Matthew 2:15.

Messiah will be A Shepherd to His People:

He will Shepherd His peopleEzekiel 37:24; Isaiah 40:11Psalm 78:71.  Fulfilled: Matthew 2:6;  John 10:16.

Messiah Will Enter Jerusalem on a Donkey:

“…He is Just and endowed with Salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey”; Zechariah 9:9.  Fulfilled: Matthew 21:5;  Mark 11:7John 12:15.

Zeal For YHVH’s House Will Consume Him:

My house will be called a house of prayer, you are making it a den of robbersPsalm 69:9Psalm 119:139Jeremiah 7:11 .  Fulfilled: John 2:17Romans 15:3;Matthew 21:13

Messiah will be an Everlasting Heir to The Throne of David:

Everlasting (Spiritual) heir to the throne of DavidIsaiah 9:7; Psalm 45:6.  Fulfilled: Luke 1:32.

His throne will last forever and Righteousness will be the scepter of His KingdomDaniel 7:14Psalm 45:6. Fulfilled: Hebrews 1:8Matthew 28:18.

Messiah Is The First and The Last, Pre-existent, No God is Before Him:

He existed before He was bornMicah 5:2Isaiah 9:6Isaiah 44:6Isaiah 48:12; Proverbs 8:27 .  Fulfilled: Colossians 1:17John 1:1John 8:58Ephesians 1:4Revelation 1:8Revelation 2:8Revelation 22:13.

Messiah Is A Priest Forever:

YHVH has sworn and will not change His mind, “You are a priest forever (Spiritual) according to the order of Melchizedek”; Psalm 110:4; Genesis 14:18.  Fulfilled: Hebrews 5:6Hebrews 6:17; Hebrews 6:20Hebrews 7:17Hebrews 7:21John 12:34.

Messiah Will Be Declared The Son of God, Firstborn from the Dead

You are my son….”  Psalm 2:7; Proverbs 30:4 ; Psalm 89:26Psalm 89:27Exodus 4:22; Jeremiah 31:9.   Fulfilled: Matthew 3:17Mark 1:11Luke 1:32; Acts 13:33Hebrews 1:5Hebrews 5:5Colossians 1:15.

Firstborn from the Dead, Revelation 1:5.

Messiah Is One With Our Father, He is Our Maker:

YHVH is One:  Deuteronomy 6:4.  Fulfilled, I and the Father are OneJohn 10:30John 10:36; John 14:9;  John 17:11Colossians 1:15His people are One in Him, He is our Father and our Creator; Isaiah 63:16Isaiah 64:8; Psalm 100:3.   Fulfilled: John 17:21; Colossians 1:2Matthew 6:9 John 8:41,…

Messiah Will Sit at the Right Hand of YHVH:

YHVH says to my Lord, sit at My Right HandPsalm 110:1Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 7:14Isaiah 42:6Isaiah 45:24; Jeremiah 23:6.  Fulfilled: Matthew 22:43Matthew 22:44Matthew 22:45Matthew 26:64Matthew 1:23Romans 8:34Romans 10:9Philippians 2:11John 13:13; Matthew 28:18Acts 2:34; Hebrews 1:3Hebrews 1:13.

He Will Be Anointed (Messiah) by The Spirit of YHVH:

The Spirit of YHVH will rest on Him, the Spirit of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel and Strength, Knowledge; Isaiah 11:2,  Anointed/Messiah with Joy, Psalm 45:7.  Fulfilled: Matthew 3:16Mark 12:36Mark 14:62Mark 16:19Luke 4:18Luke 20:42Luke 22:69John 1:32John 3:34Acts 10:38Hebrews 1:9.

Messiah is our Judge, Judge of the Living and the Dead:

He will be Judge of the living and the dead; Isaiah 33:22.  Fulfilled: James 4:12;  John 5:30Romans 2:16Romans 14:92 Timothy 4:1Acts 10:42.

Messiah Will Be King of Zion (Spiritual Jerusalem):

He will be King of ZionPsalm 2:6.  Fulfilled: Matthew 27:37; John 18:36; Luke 1:33Acts 10:36; Revelation 19:16 (His Kingdom is not of this realm, it’s Spiritual/Lasting, John 18:36)

Nomads (shepherds) will bow before himPsalm 72:9.  Fulfilled: Luke 2:8

Honored by great kingsPsalm 72:10Psalm 72:11.  Fulfilled: Matthew 2:1

The nations/peoples, (Goyim) and Kings, will come to YouIsaiah 60:5; Psalm 72:10.  Fulfilled: Romans 11:25,  “The fullness of the nations/peoples” continue to be grafted into to the Olive Tree of Israel, Revelation 21:26.  (See )

Our Creator, YHVH, King of the Universe, will destroy death forever, from Mt. Zion, in the re-newed (Spiritual) Jerusalem; Isaiah 25:7Isaiah 25:81 Corinthians 15:261 Corinthians 15:54Revelation 21:4,  His Kingdom is Spiritual/Eternal/Lasting.  Zion/The Spiritual Jerusalem will be on the renewed Earth, Matthew 6:10.

Made Higher than the kings of the Earth; Psalm 89:27.   Fulfilled: Revelation 1:5.

Messiah’s Way Will Be Prepared, (by John the Baptist):

A voice in the wilderness will clear the Way for YHVH… Isaiah 40:3; Malachi 3:1Malachi 4:5.  Fulfilled: Matthew 3:3Matthew 11:14Mark 1:3Luke 3:4
Luke 1:17John 1:23.

Messiah Will Shine The Light to the Nations/Gentiles/Goy of Galilee…

by way of the sea, the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the gentiles/nations; Isaiah 9:1Isaiah 9:2; Isaiah 42:1.  Fulfilled: Matthew 4:16; Matthew 15:24Matthew 12:18-21; Luke 2:32 .

The nations will come to Your LightIsaiah 60:3Isaiah 11:10 .  FulfilledRevelation 21:24; Romans 11:25Romans 15:12John 12:32Luke 2:32Acts 11:18Acts 13:47.

Messiah Will Speak in Parables:

I will open My mouth in a parable, dark (hidden) sayings of oldPsalm 78:2. Fulfilled: Matthew 13:35.

Messiah Will Be a Prophet Like Me, (Moses) From Among You:

I will raise up a prophet like Me, from among you, listen to HimDeuteronomy 18:15Deuteronomy 18:18,19.  Fulfilled: Matthew 21:11Acts 3:22; Acts 7:37.

Messiah Will Open Blind eyes and Deaf Ears.  Bringing Good News to Bind up the Brokenhearted:

The eyes will be opened…ears unstopped…to bring Good News, to bind up the brokenhearted; Isaiah 29:18Isaiah 35:5Isaiah 61:1Fulfilled: Matthew 9:35Matthew 11:5Mark 7:37Luke 7:22; Luke 4:18; Luke 4:29.

Messiah will be Rejected by His own, Despised, Hated and Not Believed:

He was rejected by His own people and not believedIsaiah 53:1Isaiah 53:2Isaiah 53:3Psalm 118:22.  Fulfilled: John 1:11John 5:43John 7:5John 7:48; John 12:37John 12:38Acts 3:14; Romans 10:16.

Abhorred and hated by the nations/peoples.  Because of My Name they will hate you tooIsaiah 49:7; Psalm 35:19Psalm 69:4.  Fulfilled: John 15:21John 15:25Matthew 10:22Matthew 24:91 John 3:13.

A stumbling stone, a rock of offence to both houses of Israel…to the inhabitants of Jerusalem; Isaiah 8:14;   Fulfilled: 1 Peter 2:8Matthew 21:42; Acts 4:11Romans 9:33.

Leaders will be against YHVH and His Anointed (Messiah), Psalm 2:2.  Fulfilled: Acts 4:26Revelation 19:19,…

Messiah Will Be Betrayed by a Close Friend for 30 Shekels of Silver:

Betrayed by a close friend, for 30 shekels of silverPsalm 41:9Psalm 55:12Psalm 55:13, Zechariah 11:12.  Fulfilled: Matthew 10:4Matthew 26:14,47Matthew 26:15Matthew 26:23Matthew 27:9Luke 22:21John 13:18.

The 30 shekels will be used to buy the Potter’s Field;  Zechariah 11:13.  Fulfilled:  Matthew 27:6Matthew 27:7; Matthew 27:8.

Messiah Will Be Falsely Accused and Mocked:

He will be accused by malicious witnesses. Sneered at and mockedPsalm 22:7; Psalm 35:11Psalm 27:12; Psalm 109:25.  Fulfilled: Matthew 27:39Matthew 26:59Mark 15:29Luke 23:35Acts 6:13Mark 14:55,56.

Messiah Will Be Beaten, Scourged, Abused and Hung on a Tree:

He will be pierced, through hands and feet, bruised, flogged, beaten, beard pulled out, humiliated and spat uponZechariah 12:10Isaiah 50:6Isaiah 53:5; Psalm 22:16,17.  Fulfilled: John 19:37Matthew 26:67Matthew 27:26Matthew 27:30Mark 14:65Mark 15:19;Luke 22:631 Peter 2:24 Revelation 1:7.

Soldiers Will Cast Lots For His Clothing:

Soldiers gambled for my clothingPsalm 22:18.  Fulfilled: Matthew 27:35Mark 15:24John 19:24.

Messiah Will Yield His Life, Bare Our Sin, and be Numbered with the Transgressors:

He poured out His soul to death, numbered with transgressors, He bore the sin/disease of the multitudeIsaiah 53:4; Isaiah 53:12. Fulfilled: Matthew 27:38
Mark 15:27Mark 15:28Luke 22:37Hebrews 9:281 Peter 2:24.

He Bore our sin/blameIsaiah 53:4Isaiah 53:5Isaiah 53:11; Proverbs 20:30John 1:29.   FulfilledJohn 3:16Romans 5:6Romans 5:8 1 Corinthians 15:3Galatians 1:4Colossians 2:14

Messiah will be Buried With The Wicked, (those who retain their blame), in A Rich Man’s grave, Yet He is Blameless:

His grave assigned with the wicked, buried in a rich man’s grave,  He did no wrong nor spoke any deceit; Isaiah 53:9.  Fulfilled: 1 Peter 2:22Matthew 27:57; and still to come, Revelation 14:5.

Messiah Will Be Given Gall Mixed With Vinegar Wine For His Thirst:

He will be given gall mixed with vinegar when He is thirsty: Psalm 22:15Psalm 69:21.  Fulfilled: Matthew 27:34Matthew 27:48John 19:28.

None of His Bones Will be Broken:

The Passover sacrifice is not to have any bone brokenExodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12; He keeps all His bones, not one is broken, Psalm 34:20.  Fulfilled: John 19:33; John 19:36.

 That Day There will be Darkness Over the Land At Noon:

In that day, there will be darkness at noon, (the sixth hour): Amos 8:9.  Fulfilled: Matthew 27:45; Luke 23:44.

Messiah will Pray for His Enemies (Transgressors):

He will pray/intercede for His enemiesPsalm 109:4Isaiah 53:12; Isaiah 59:16.  FulfilledLuke 23:34;  Matthew 5:44; Romans 8:34Hebrews 7:25.

Messiah Will Suffer, Die on a Tree and Be Resurrected on the Third Day:

His body will not decay. Raised on the third day.  Firstborn from the dead.  Made Higher than the King of earth; Psalm 16:10; Psalm 49:9Psalm 49:15Isaiah 53:5Hosea 6:2 .  Matthew 17:23; Matthew 16:21Matthew 17:9Matthew 20:19Luke 24:7Luke 24:46John 20:9 .  Fulfilled: 1 Corinthians 15:4Acts 2:32Acts 3:15Acts 5:30Acts 13:35John 2:22Mark 16:6; Colossians 1:181 Timothy 6:15;  Revelation 19:16.

Messiah Will Ascend on High:  

You have ascended on HighPsalm 68:18Proverbs 30:4.  Fulfilled: Ephesians 4:8; Mark 16:19Luke 24:51John 3:13; Acts 1:9.

Messiah Will Send His Spirit:

I will pour out my Spirit on all fleshIsaiah 44:3; Joel 2:28, (3:1) .  Fulfilled: John 7:38John 20:22Acts 2:17

Messiah Will Establish The Renewed Covenant, Putting His Torah Within Our Hearts:

He will make/cut an Everlasting (Spiritual) CovenantIsaiah 55:3Jeremiah 31:31Jeremiah 31:33Jeremiah 32:40Fulfilled: Romans 11:272 Corinthians 3:31 Thessalonians 4:9Hebrews 8:10Hebrews 10:16

And All Peoples of the Earth Will be Blessed Through Him, Y’hoshua, (YHVH’s Salvation).


The Rock

Meaning of the Rock of Our Salvation

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Jeshurun means, Upright.  To grow Fat and Kick means, to be Proud and Rebel.  Rock means Immovable Strength, an analogy for God.  The Rock that begot them is YHVH, He Is, Was and Will Be.  

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The Rock is Messiah, God’s Anointed.

Jesus, Yehosha, meaning, YHVH’s Salvation, is the Rock of our Salvation.

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Spiritual Discernment by Physical Observation

 Taste (Taam #2938) and See (Raah #7200) that YHVH, (He Is, Was and Always Will Be) Is Good…Psalm 34:8 

The Bible is full of figurative language and Ancient Hebrew uses physical, concrete terms to express Unseen, Spiritual truth.

“To Taste” and “Observe,” is how we Discern that YHVH is Good, there’s no guess-work involved in Knowing.

Even in today’s English we use “taste” to describe “perception;” “done in good taste,” “left a bad taste in my mouth,” and “a taste of your own medicine.”

If I’m not sure the soup I’m making has enough salt, I don’t have to guess when I can taste it and know for sure.

I used to believe the ability to discern was a gift you either had or you didn’t.  Unlike those who placed such confidence in their instincts and intuition, my assumptions were wrong more often than right.

While being decisive and confident may be a Natural gift, Discernment is one of the seven descriptions of Spiritual Wisdom, Isaiah 11 and it is also a prophesy of the Messiah.  Wisdom is given generously to All who ask, James 1:5; Proverbs 8:17.

Most importantly, both Wisdom and Y’hoshua are Life, Proverbs 8:35; John 11:25.

Spiritual Wisdom Gives Everyone the Ability to Know

King Solomon was blessed with Wisdom beyond anyone who ever lived or will live.  When he had to judge between two mothers claiming the same baby as their own, he ordered the baby be cut in half and given to both mothers.

He didn’t have to guess well, he knew, without a doubt, who the baby’s mother was. The distinction became as clear as Life and Death, Right and Wrong, Good and Bad, Light and Darkness.

The first mother yielded her rights and pleaded selflessly to give her baby alive to the other woman.  In contrast, the other woman demanded he be divided, 1 Kings 3:26.

Tasting and Knowing, Literally Does Away with Guessing

When it’s time to clean out my refrigerator I guess a lot and I’m sure I’m wrong sometimes.  I think it’s better to be safe than sorry so I toss everything in question.  Now when it comes to my favorite leftovers I’ll take the time to inspect it visually, smell it and even taste it, but not until my senses assure me that it’s good.

I don’t expect a Spiritual prompting when I can see the mold and smell when something is bad.  Yet that is exactly what I was expecting when it came to my greatest dilemma, not knowing when to speak and when not to.

To Speak or Not to Speak

When I was younger I tried to break out of my timid nature by forcing myself to speak.  I believed it was unhealthy to hold negative feelings inside so I practiced recognizing and telling people when I was upset.

As you can imagine, I got a lot of negative, defensive, accusations in return but I prided myself in fearlessly standing up to them.

To Stand up for Myself, or Die to Myself?

Just when I thought I was getting better at speaking up for myself, I began to study the Bible more in-depth.  I couldn’t reconcile ever being offended after reading Psalm 119:165 “nothing shall offend me.”  What “self ” is there to defend if it’s crucified? Romans 6:4; Galatians 2:20, 5:24.  How could I continue to speak up and tame my tongue? Proverbs 21:23; Psalm 141:3; James 3:8.

Far too many years passed as I struggled with not knowing when to speak and when to bite my tongue.   It’s no coincidence I began writing as an outlet, I needed an alternative way to process my thoughts without sharing them with people who weren’t asking.

My mouth seemed out of my control, it kept opening, like a knee-jerk reaction, as I found myself continuing on and on, trying to say something in different ways in hopes of being understood.  I felt justified because I believed what I was saying was True, Helpful and Necessary, but there was more…

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Are My Words  Kind/Inspiring/Good/Life-giving/Selfless/Love?

 Justifying my words had kept me blind to the fact that my mouth had me mastered.  Our Master is the one we obey, Romans 6:16.

Finally it occurred to me there was a reason I was so compelled to confront people.  Did I really believe I could stop being offended and just obediently and selflessly Love people exactly the way they were?

 and the Greatest of These is Love

One morning I woke up from a dream remembering, “I’m not their Holy Spirit.” It’s the Holy Spirit who teaches each of us, all things, and guides us into, all Truth, John 14:26, 16:13.

In my dream I was so focused on how I could better express myself that I hadn’t realized I wasn’t trusting the Power of YHVH’s Merciful, Loving Kindness, Faithfulness, Long-Suffering,  Humble, All Powerful Spirit.

Obediently Loving YHVH, and Loving one Another, frees us from being mastered by our  bondage to the flesh/death.

He tells us there is Only One God, One Spirit, One Shepherd, One Father, One Teacher, Counselor, Advocate, and it’s Him.  If we aren’t mastered by His Love we are still mastered by our Flesh, Matthew 23:9; Deuteronomy 6:4; Leviticus 19:18; John 15:26…

I knew YHVH’s Word, His Torah defines Good and Bad, Spirit and Flesh, Life and Death.  I knew he path to Life/Spirit and Death/Flesh, without a doubt, I could see my compulsion to speak was rooted in my flesh.

Spiritual Discernment isn’t a mystical feeling, a prodding, a nudge or that silent voice of our Shepherd, who knows how to get our attention when we obediently listen, John 10:27.

Differentiating between the fruit, or actions, of My flesh, with its easily offended ego, and the fruit of the Spirit can be observed.  It’s just not easy to stop justifying it and admit there is nothing good in my flesh. Romans 7:18.

Like the true mother, God’s True Love is self-less/flesh-less.  This is how His Spirit of Life can be observed in us and in others, when we know how to love one another, John 13:35; 1 John 3:14.


The Misconception of God’s Punishment

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Punishment is translated from the original Hebrew word Paqad #6485, its root meaning is, “to attend to.”  Paqad is most often translated as; numbered, counted, take note, the sum, call to account, charge, visit, appoint, concerned, take care, punish and the list goes on…

With these broad definitions in mind, how do you picture a loving father training his child.  What does the father do first to get the attention of his rebellious child? Secondly, how does he correct his child’s potentially harmful, or offensive behavior?

Even in human terms, a loving father is considered to be Patient/Long Suffering, yet Just/Fair in his discipline/punishment.  The consequence of a child’s deliberate misbehavior is equally difficult/painful for both the parent and the child.

A parent who mistakenly avoids these painful consequences, for wrong behavior, may be surprised when their child refuses to submit to any authority; including their teachers, law enforcement officers and most importantly, their Creator.

The love between a parent and a child is usually innate, giving us a natural desire to train them, as difficult as it may be, to do what is right and to turn from doing wrong.

God, on the other hand, is not human.  He Is Good, He Is Righteous, He Is Merciful, and He Is Steadfast/Unfailing/Faithful Love.  He doesn’t lose control of His Anger or have a need to vent His wrath on His rebellious Children.

Our Creator knows exactly how to get our attention and He knows how to humble our puffed up human nature.  Like a child we also learn by the consequences that await us when we stray off the path of Life.

No loving, human, father would refuse to correct his child from running into oncoming traffic.  How much more can we trust our Heavenly Fathers Life-saving correction?

Understanding the reason for our difficult times/trials/tests is how we are able to count them all Joy, because they are producing steadfastness/endurance/perseverance in us, and making us Whole/Mature/Complete, James 1:2,3.

So next time you see the word, “Punishment,” in your Biblical translation look at it through the eyes of a grateful child who has obediently grown to discern the path that leads to death from the Path that leads to Life, Proverbs 12:28.





The Answer Made the Religious Leaders, “Gnash Their Teeth.”

Image result for image of a prideful man trying to get through a narrow door “Gnashing Teeth” is a Metaphor Revealing Anger.

“The wicked (those who stray from the Path of Life) will see it and be angry, (kaas #3707) He will gnash his teeth, (out of anger) and wither away, (masas #4549);  The greed, (taavah #8378) of the wicked will perish, (abad #6).” Psalm 112:10

“There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the Kingdom of God, but you yourselves (the arrogant) are thrown out.” Luke 13:28; Matthew 8:12; Matthew 22:13; Matthew 25:30

“The older son became angry and refused to go in. So his father came out and pleaded with him.” Luke 15:28 

Who, did Y’hoshua’s (Jesus’) say, would be “thrown out from the Kingdom of God?”  Why was the older son so angry he refused to go into his Father’s banquet?  These 1st Century religious leaders knew He was referring to them, Matthew 21:45. 

Only The Humble Will Inherit Life after Death in God’s Kingdom

“Truly I tell you, He (Y’hoshua) said, “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3
“Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 18:4

Y’hoshua explains the mystery of Spiritual Life in His Kingdom with physical examples;

“Flesh is born of flesh, but spirit is born of the Spirit. Do not be amazed that I said, ‘You must be born again.”  John 3:7

We must be born Spiritually to enter Spiritual Life.  Yet still today, Jewish religious leaders await the physical Messiah, (anointed King) who will reign in a physical Temple and rule the nations, (goyim) in a physical Kingdom on the physical earth, (eretz).  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah_in_Judaism.

 “Jesus (Y’hoshua) answered, “My Kingdom is not of this world; if it were, My servants would fight to prevent My arrest by the Jews. But now, My Kingdom is not of this realm.” John 18:36; John 2:21

Was Y’hoshua, (Jesus) Jewish?

Y’hoshua was prophesied to come through a specific lineage, namely, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob/Israel, Judah… (Judah, being the origin of the term Jewish).  The confusion between Israel and Judah began when the two divided approximately 930 B.C..  The ten Northern tribes of Israel were conquered by the Assyrians and eventually assimilated into the nations.  Judah was later conquered by the Babylonians but returned from their captivity 70 years later, just as prophesied, Jeremiah 25:12

With this in mind, Yes, Y’housha came through the line of Judah.  Was His religion Jewish?  All opinions aside, lets take a look at Y’hoshua’s own words to the Jewish religious leaders:

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He told the people to listen to their religious leaders when they read the Torah in Moses seat, but He warned them not to do what they do.  Why?  He called them “hypocrites,” “blind guides,” who were like “white-washed tombs, beautiful on the outside but dead on the inside.”  They were like “snakes, a brood of vipers, full of greed and self-indulgence, everything they did was to be seen.  They liked the most important seats and loved to be greeted with honor and respect.  They slammed the door of the Kingdom of God in peoples faces, adding heavy burdens, and neglecting Justice, Mercy and Faithfulness.”

All that to say, Y’hoshua didn’t follow the Jewish religious leaders.  These “Torah experts” were far too proud to see the Torah’s bigger, Spiritual, picture of God’s Kingdom.

The Kingdom of God is Greater Than Any Religion.

Y’hoshua used physical examples to describe spiritual Truth.  The narrow gate and the eye of the needle show us nothing physical will enter the Kingdom of God.

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” Matthew 7:13

“Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.” Matthew 19:24

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Jerusalem has a large gate with a small opening called the eye of the needle. 

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Pride, arrogance and greed are physical and will not be able to go through the narrow way.

Flesh and Blood Can Not Enter the Kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 15:50

The Torah, five books of Moses, and the Prophets foretold Y’hoshua, the Promised “Seed,” the Messiah, the Anointed, Son of God.  Luke 24:27; John 5:39John 5:46; Genesis 12:3…

Unseen, Eternal or Spiritual mysteries are revealed metaphorically, in Parables, which are concrete, literal examples, revealing abstract or Spiritual Truth.  The arrogant heart is called hard, uncircumcised and covered with a metaphorical veil, 2 Corinthians 3:16; Ezekiel 44:7; Isaiah 25:7.   Only those in Messiah are given eyes and ears to perceive the Spiritual mystery of The Good News, Psalm 78:2;  Matthew 13:35; 1 Corinthians 2:92 Corinthians 3:14; 2 Corinthians 4:3Isaiah 64:4.

Life after Death Was Promised To Mankind From the Beginning

The Good News, or Blessing, of our renewed Spiritual Life, was given along with the Curse of death.  The Promised “Seed,” who would Bless All the people of the earth, can be traced from Adam and Eve, to Abraham and right to Y’hoshua, (YHVH’s Salvation).

“And I will put enmity Between you (the serpent) and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed, (Messiah);  He shall bruise you (the serpent) on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.” Genesis 3:15; Galatians 3:16…

“And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse.  And in you All the families, of the earth will be blessed. Genesis 12:3Genesis 28:14Acts 3:25Galatians 3:8…

You are Heirs of the Promise, of Life after Death, if You are In Messiah

Galatians 3:29Ephesians 3:6Hebrews 6:17Acts 3:25; Acts 2:39

What does it look like to be, “In Messiah?”  Here are three physical examples; 1.  we are given a crown of Life.  2.  Our names are written in the Book of Life.  3.   We will be clothed in white.  “Clothe yourselves with Y’hoshua Messiah” Romans 13:14.  He gives us “Robes of Righteousness/Salvation” and refers to them as “Wedding Garments.”

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When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, the consequence was death.  They realized they were naked because they had lost this covering.  God made them temporary garments of animal skins and He also made sure they could not eat from the Tree of Life and live that way forever, Genesis 2:25Genesis 3:21; Genesis 3:22.

“I will rejoice greatly in YHVH, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of Salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of Righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10; Matthew 22:12Revelation 3:5; Revelation 7:14Revelation 16:15…

In Adam All Die, but in Messiah All will be Made Alive.

1 Corinthians 15:221 Corinthians 15:45

This is were it becomes important to know the meaning of the name Israel, and why those in “Spiritual Israel” are called Prevailers, Victorious, Triumphant, Overcomers.   

The Promised Seed of the women metaphorically crushes the serpents (satan’s) head, Genesis 3:15.  Her Seed is Victorious, and Women don’t have seeds, so this is refers to a miraculous birth and a Spiritual Victory.  

“The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law Curse.” 1 Corinthians 15:56

It is by Y’hoshua’s death and resurrection, we also Prevail, in Spiritual Israel.  Then, and only then, will we be granted the right to eat from the Tree of Life and Live forever, Revelation 2:11Revelation 12:11 

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches assemblies. To the one who is Victorious, (Israel) I will grant the right to eat of the tree of Life in the paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7

Why Doesn’t My Rabbi, Priest, Pastor or Imam Teach This?

“You are the Christ/Messiah, the Son of the Living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah!  For this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by My Father in heaven.” Matthew 16:17 

Because Spiritual Truth is revealed to us by God’s Spirit, and His Word is Spiritual; Romans 7:14John 16:13John 14:17John 14:26…

The Religious leaders, of Y’hoshua’s time on earth, searched the Scriptures to gain Life after death but even after hearing Him say, “these are the Words that testify about Me,” they refused the Life-Giver, John 5:39; John 5:40.

 Religious leaders aren’t the only ones who get puffed up by knowledge, 1 Corinthians 8:1.  We all form our opinions according to what we’ve heard, seen, tasted, touched or smelled.  Opinions automatically make us think we are right and the others are wrong.  This is the reason we must All humble ourselves, becoming like little children who have the ability to ask, and seek wholeheartedly, and then we are promised to find God’s Spirit, Matthew 7:7Deuteronomy 4:29.

Seek The Spiritual Life-Giver, Not A Dead Religion

Israel is not a Jewish Religion.  The “Assembly of Israel” was not replaced by the Catholic or Protestant “Church.”  Islam, Mormonism and all the others who claim to have new revelations from God, have no concept of Spiritual Israel.  

We must learn to wean ourselves from the physical bottles of religion and ask the Spiritual Life-Giver to give us eyes and ears to perceive His Spiritual Kingdom for ourselves.  Only then will we understand His perfect purpose in setting apart a specific, physical lineage that gave birth to the promised Seed/Son/Messiah, “Spiritual Israel.”

 Will You Inherit Life after Death?

Countless people have died without understanding this Spiritual mystery.  Needless to say, our understanding has nothing to do with God’s indescribable ability.  I have peace in knowing He doesn’t want anyone to perish, 2 Peter 3:9,

And I trust in His promise that there will be a day when every eye will see, Revelation 1:7

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Why Did God Create Israel?

If You Don’t Understand Israel, You Don’t Understand The Good News.

The first time we hear the name Israel is right after Jacob, Abraham’s grandson, wrestles all night with a man/God, and he Prevails.   Genesis 32:24; Genesis 32:25; Genesis 32:26.

He said, “Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have persevered, (sarah #8280) with God and with men and have Prevailed, (yakol #3201).Genesis 32:28.

God tells Jacob the meaning of his new name, Israel, because you have persevered with God and with men and Prevailed.”  It is important to understand the meaning of the name Israel in order to connect its synonyms throughout the Bible; Victory, Conquerors, Overcome, Triumphant, Reign, Succeed, from Genesis 3:15 to Revelation 12:11.

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the Victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ, (Y’hoshua Messiah) 1 Corinthians 15:57 

“No, in all these things we are more than Conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37
“because everyone born of God Overcomes the world.  And this is the Victory that has Overcome the world: our faith.” 1 John 5:4

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the Assembly (Israel). To the one who Prevails/Overcomes/Conquers/Triumphs/is Victorious, I will grant the right to eat of the Tree of Life in the paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7 

God Creates “Physical” Israel to Reveal “Spiritual” Israel

Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your Torah.” Psalm 119:18

Spiritual blindness remains on those under the physical curse of sin and death, Deuteronomy 27:26 ; Psalm 119:21Jeremiah 11:3Galatians 3:10.  “But Blessed are your eyes” and your ears when you perceive God’s Spiritual redemption that came through His Living Word, (Y’hoshua); Hebrews 4:12; Ephesians 6:17Romans 7:14; Galatians 3:14; John 1:1.

“But Blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.” Matthew 13:16 

“Yet to this day YHVH has not given you a heart to know, nor eyes to see, nor ears to hear.” Deuteronomy 29:4

“This is why I (Y’hoshua) speak to them in parables: ‘Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.” Matthew 13:13 

“All Nations Will Be Blessed Through You.

This is The Good News, “All Nations Will Be Blessed Through You.”  May you be blessed to perceive this Spiritual mystery that has been revealed through the “Seed” of Israel.

Jacob, now called Israel, like his father Isaac and his grandfather Abraham, all receive the same, very unique, promise, “All nations (goyim) will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:3 Genesis 26:4Genesis 28:14.

*Notice the Hebrew word, goyim #1471, it is not an ethnic or religious term, All means All.

Hence Jacob’s name change begets a Holy, (Set Apart) Nation/People, (Goy #1471) to YHVH, (He Exists).

Israel was holy to YHVH, The first of His harvest. All who ate of it became guilty; evil came upon them,” declares YHVH” Jeremiah 2:3

The Good News Came Through Abraham’s Seed/Offspring

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! For behold, I bring you Good News of great joy that will be for All the peopleLuke 2:10 

The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the gentiles (goyim) by faith, and foretold the Gospel/the Good News to Abraham: “All Nations, (Goyim) will be blessed through you.” Galatians 3:8

Abraham did not receive one foot of the promised physical land, Acts 7:5; Genesis 13:15  He foresaw the Spiritual promise of the Good News; “All nations will be blessed through you.

God foretold Abraham his descendants would be strangers in a land not their own, and they will be enslaved and oppressed 400 years.  Then God would judge the nation they served and afterward they would come out with great possessions.  Genesis 15:13 

This all happened just as God prophesied:  Abraham’s grandson, Israel, moved his small clan of 70 people to Egypt because of the great famine.  His people were eventually oppressed by the new Pharaoh, and 400 years later, like a long labor, the nation of Israel was delivered. (see the book of Exodus)

This is Why Israel is Called, “My Son

“Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says YHVH, “Israel is My SonMy Firstborn.” Exodus 4:22; Jeremiah 31:9

Israel had twelve sons who became the twelve tribes of Israel.  His favored son, Joseph, was sold into slavery by his half brothers when he was 17 years old.  Joseph ended up in Egypt, misunderstood and unjustly imprisoned until he was 30 years old.  After interpreting the Pharaoh’s dream Joseph was appointed second in command of all Egypt.  He was also given an Egyptian wife and they have two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

The great famine, as revealed in Pharaoh’s dream, brings Joseph’s family, Israel, to Egypt in search of grain.  Israel consisted of 70 people who were welcomed to settle in the land of Goshen.  The next generation brought a new Pharaoh who oppressed the Israelite’s, just as God foretold Abraham, they were enslaved for 400 years.

Out of Affliction God Brought Forth His Spiritual Promise.

“I will surely tell of the decree of YHVH: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You (brought you forth).” Psalm 2:7

I also shall make him My Firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.” Psalm 89:27

“But now, YHVH, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8

“When Israel was a youth I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My Son.” Hosea 11:1

This fulfilled what the Lord (YHVH) had spoken through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”Matthew 2:15

Y’hoshua, (Jesus) is Called “My Son.”

(Y’hoshua means YHVH’s Salvation in Hebrew, Y’shua is Aramaic, Jesus is English)

“And a voice from heaven said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased!” Matthew 3:17;Mark 1:11; Mark 9:7 Luke 3:22Luke 9:35; John 3:16

“For to which of the angels did God ever say: “You are my Son; today I have become Your Father”?  Or again: “I will be His Father, and He will be My Son”?  Hebrews 1:5; Psalm 2:7

He has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus (Y’hoshua). As it is written in the second Psalm: ‘You are My Son, today I have become Your Father.’ Acts 13:33

Israel Was Created to Reveal God’s Anointed Seed, Y’hoshua.

“The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed.  The Scripture does not say, “and to seeds,” meaning many, but “and to your Seed,”meaning One, who is Messiah/Christ.”  Galatians 3:16; Genesis 3:15

In your Seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” Genesis 22:18

Still a Veil Covers Their Hearts

“And even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts.  But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, (YHVH’s Salvation), the veil is taken away.” 2 Corinthians 3:152 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 4:18Isaiah 25:7…

Abraham was given the promise of the Seed who would bless All nations, 430 years before Moses wrote the Torah.  The Torah records the same promise of a Seed given to Adam and Eve 2,000 years earlier, Genesis 3:15.  Y’hoshua was born, 4,000 years later and explained, Moses wrote about Him, John 5:46; Luke 24:27

“What I mean is this: The Law (Moses) that came four hundred thirty years later does not revoke the covenant previously established by God, so as to cancel the promise.” Galatians 3:17 

Not Understanding The Good News is the Cause of Religious Divisions

The point being, the world’s religious divisions are proof the veil remains.  When the promised Seed came it was no longer necessary to set apart the lineage he would come through.

There is neither Jew (Judean) nor Greek, (Gentile) slave nor free, male nor female, for you are All One in Messiah Y’hoshua, (Christ Jesus).   And if you belong to Messiah/Christ, then you are Abraham’s Seed and heirs according to the Promise. Galatians 3:28Galatians 3:29 

“And this is the Promise that He (YHVH) Himself made to us: Eternal Life.” 1 John 2:25

For my eyes have seen Your Salvationwhich You have prepared in the sight of All people, a Light for revelation to the Gentiles (Goyim) and for glory to Your people Israel.”  Luke 2:30Luke 2:31Luke 2:32Acts 13:47; Isaiah 42:6Isaiah 49:6

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What is a False Prophet?

The Original Test of a False Prophet

The Hebrew word Prophet is Navi, #5030.  The English equivalent would be, a Speaker or a Spokesman.  Knowing that anyone could, and still can, claim to be a Spokesman for God, He gave Moses an unchanging plume-line of Truth, in writing.

God’s Word Was, Is and Always Will Be, True.  A False speaker will Add their own words to God’s Word or Subtract God’s Words, by saying it is corrupt, abolished or old.  And beware, people will claim a different gospel, (good news) was given to them by an angel from God, Deuteronomy 4:2; Galatians 1:8 .

“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the Word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8

Y’shua (Jesus) Revealed He Was, Is and Always Will Be God’s Word.

My first understanding of the Bible was that Jesus gave us the New Testament and that made the first Testament, Old.  But one day it dawned on me that Jesus only taught from the Old Testament.  As a matter of fact, every 1st century writer referred to the Old Testament as being the Living, Spiritual, Word of God.   Hebrews 4:12; Acts 7:38; Romans 7:14

Their letters weren’t compiled into a book called the New Testament until 4 A.D.

So when noble people heard Speakers testifying about Y’shua, they searched God’s Word, (the Old Testament) every day to see if their words were True.

“Now the Bereans were more noble-minded than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if these teachings were true.” Acts 17:11 NIV

If Anything Didn’t Match Up To Torah, It Was Rejected

With the New Testament in perspective, I began testing everything I believed to the plumb-line of God’s Word.  Every prideful religious opinion I had was humbled as I realized there are no perfect translations.  Cultural bias and theology has tainted enough to create countless religious divisions out of One God, One Spirit and One Faithful Assembly.

Y’shua, (Jesus) did not add, subtract, abolish or change Torah in any way.  If our translations make it appear that He did, they need to be tested.  Y’shua is The Word of God, He is Torah, meaning, The Way, The Truth and The Life.  He explained the Scriptures spoke about Him and He fulfilled what they said about Him, John 5:39;  Luke 24:27.

The Way to Life and the way to death have been defined by God, Deuteronomy 30:15.

In the Way of Righteousness is Life, And in its pathway there is no death.” Proverbs 12:28

Don’t Be Deceived By False Prophets, Test Their Words to God’s Word

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