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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, Hebrews 10:17; Psalm 40:7,8.

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

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The promised “Seed,” who would crush the serpents head under his foot, was 1st prophesied in the serpents curse.  Examine the metaphorical language; Genesis 3:15.  Fulfilled; Galatians 4:4Romans 16:20Luke 24:27

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The 2nd 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 was 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, (Just like Israel):

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 15:3Matthew 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.  There is 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/Elijah):

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 peoples of Galilee…

by way of the sea, the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the gentiles/ goy/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 who lead Israel’s Redemption from opression) 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 was Anointed at Bethany before His death:  Matthew 26.

Messiah Entered Jerusalem on a donkey (on lamb selection day):  Zechariah 9:9.  Fulfilled: Matthew 21:5.

Messiah came in the Name of YHVH:  Psalm 118:26.   Fulfilled:  Matthew 21:9.

Messiah cleansed the Temple before Passover:  Psalm 69:9; Psalm 119:139.  Fulfilled John 2:17.

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 Curse 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

(Messiah our Bridegroom, the book of Hosea).

(Messiah the Son of Man/Adam, Daniel 7)

(Messiah, the Good Shepherd, Ezekiel 34)

(Messiah is the New Covenant, Jeremiah 31)

(Messiah is the suffering servant, Isaiah 53)

(Messiah on the cross, Psalm 22)

(Messiah was the Commander of YHVH’s army, Joshua 5)

(Messiah, the bronze serpent, Numbers 21)

(Messiah the Rock, 1 Corinthians 10:4)

(Messiah, the Passover Lamb, Exodus 12.  The sacrifice of Isaac, Genesis 22)

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

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Living Water

The Metaphorical “Living Water” Is “Spiritual Life.”

“Spiritual Life” Is “Jesus/Yehoshua (YHVH’s Salvation).”

YHVH Is, Was and Always Will Be “The Fountain of Living Water.”

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Crown of Life

The Crown of Life is for Those Who Love Him

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“If you love Me, keep My Commands,” John 14:15

Those Who Love Him Keep His Commands Receiving Wisdom/Life Like a Glorious Crown

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What is The Ancient Hebrew Meaning of a Crown?

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The first letter of the Ancient Hebrew Aleph-Bet is a pictograph of an Ox Head.

What do Horns have in Common with Trees or a Woman’s Hair?

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Horns Crown the Ox and Ram’s head with Strength, Might, Honor and Glory.

The Bible Gives Several Examples of the Meaning of a Crown

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Job’s honor/glory, (Kavod) was temporarily removed like a Crown removed from his head.

A Woman’s Hair Called Her Glory/Honor, (Kavod)

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“for this reason a woman ought to have a (physical) Sign of Authority on her head…” 1 Corinthians 11:10

Understanding Figurative Language Connects All Three to Honor, (Kavod)

A Woman’s Hair “Covers” her.  Her Hair is Her “Glory,” “Honor”

Head Covering

When a woman wears a physical Covering, (Katakalupto), a Sign of Authority Covering, (Katakalupto) Her Glory, which is Her Hair, she is recognized as being consecrated, (kadash) Under God’s Authority.

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Gray Hair Crowns the head with Glory because it is Gained by Those Who Have Lived Many Years of a Righteous Life.

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LORD is Always YHVH in the Original Hebrew.

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Kavod is the Hebrew root Word translated into English as Glory.  It means one who is arrayed in heavy armor, something that brings honor, a shield of protection, a helmet, the priestly crown.

He Crowns Us With Life, His Love and Mercy, With Every Good Thing

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He redeems from the grave, He Crowns with Chesed (His Covenant Love) and Racham, (Mercy)

Jesus, Yehoshua/YHVH’s Salvation, Was Crowned With Glory (Kavod)

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Fulfilled Prophesy of Yehoshua

Every Crown Represents Life

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The Victor’s Crown and The Kingly Crown

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A Crown consecrates, Set Apart, Makes Holy.  Priests wore the Turban with Crowns, Exodus 29:6

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YHVH, (He Is, Was and always Will Be) Crowns the Humble with Salvation/Life.

Figurative language is used throughout the Bible and those who search it out will find the Spiritual meaning.

The physical symbolism of a Crown parallels it’s Spiritual Truth.

Just as a physical Crown Sets human beings Apart, (Holy) from the world, the common, unclean and unholy, it reveals that we are Consecrated to God.

Those who wear a physical Sign of Authority on their head, a Turban, Head Scarf or Crown, Humbly yield their human/sinful/weak/nature under the Almighty Power and Authority of the King of the Universe.

Those who Keep His Commandments, His Torah, which is Yehoshua, meaning YHVH’s Salvation, The Only Way of Life, need to prayerfully consider the physical symbolism of the head scarf.

This is Why I Cover My Head:  https://kaylened.wordpress.com/category/head-covering/

Mathematical Precision 

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Unfathomable

  Indisputable

Romans 1

Creation Speaks for Itself

Psalm 19

Jesus, Yehoshua, (YHVH’s Salvation) Is The Word.

Hebrews 11

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

Arrogance Is Foolishness.

Psalm 14

The Unforgiving Will Not Be Forgiven 
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Synopses of the Parable Jesus taught about an Unforgiving Servant.

Jesus explains to Peter why it is necessary to continue forgiving those who sin against us.  A parable is a physical example revealing the heavenly/spiritual Kingdom.

An earthly master/king wanted to settle accounts with his servants.  As he began to settle a debtor owing him 10,000 talents, (1 talent is 6,000 denarii, 300 denarii being about a year’s wages) was brought to him.  The amount was impossible to repay so the master ordered the man, his wife, children and all that he had to be sold.

The servant fell to the floor begging for his masters patients and promising to repay him.

The master, having mercy, released his servant, forgiving the entire debt. 

On his way out, the servant found one of his fellow servants who owed him 100 denarii.  He began to choke him, demanding his money immediately.   The man fell to his knees, begging him to be patient and promising he would pay him back. 

He refused and proceeded to have his fellow servant cast into prison until his debt was paid, (see Debtor’s Prison Wikipedia).

When their fellow servants observed this they were outraged and reported everything to their master.  The master summoned the servant to return.   

In his wrath the master declared, you evil (corrupt) servant, I forgave all your debt because you begged me, wasn’t it necessary for you to be merciful as I was merciful to you?

The king turned the servant over to the jailers until he paid back all that he owed. 

Likewise, My Father in Heaven will do to you if each one of you do not forgive one another from the heart. 

Our Father Is Merciful and His Servants Are Merciful

The Hebrew word most often translated Slave, Abad #5647, means Servant.  More specifically, a Bond-servant.  An indebted person could agree to be purchased and serve a six year contract, Exodus 21:2.

*(Note the Biblical patterns of 6.  There were 6 days of creation, 6 days around Jericho, 6 work days, the cloud of glory covered Mt. Sinai for 6 days..The 7th day consistently promises Torah/freedom/ceasing from bondage/deliverance/salvation/victory) 

Reading a translation of this Hebrew parable through a Westernized, 21st century lens should produce some questions.

Today the words Master and Servant conjure images of human-trafficking or human rights abuse.  We also have no concept of a debtor’s prison but Jesus references the Outer Darkness as a metaphor describing those who are outside of His Kingdom, Matthew 8:12; 22:13; 25:30.

Jesus said, “I came to serve and not to be served.” Matthew 20:28.

Like ministers, police officers and other public servants, employees also serve/work for someone; a boss, company, customer, client or patient.

Indentured servitude was common in the late 1800’s, similar to being a Bond-servant, European immigrants agreed to work/serve at a U.S. company, for a specified time, in trade for their passage.

We Are Bond-servants of Messiah/Christ.

“…if I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Messiah,” Galatians 1:10

“You were bought with a price, you must stop being mastered by men,” 1 Corinthians 7:23

“…because you were slain and have redeemed us to God by your blood from every tribe, tongue, people and nation,” Revelation 5:9; Acts 20:28; Colossians 1:14; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20.

Merciful Loving Kindness Exhibits the One We Serve

“Blessed are the Merciful, they will be given mercy.” Matthew 5:7

“But if you do not forgive all people, neither will your heavenly Father forgive you.”  Matthew 6:15

“By the same judgement you pronounce, you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  Matthew 7:2

“Be kind and tender-hearted, forgiving freely just as God forgave you in Messiah.” Ephesians 4:32

“Bear with one another and forgive each other, if any have a complaint against someone; just as also the Lord forgave you, so also you must forgive.”  Colossians 3:13

“Be merciful just as your heavenly Father is merciful.” Luke 6:36

 Forgiving One Another is a Matter of Life or Death

We choose to remain imprisoned to death, in the outer darkness, by refusing to give the same merciful loving kindness that is so freely given to us.

“… you are servants of the one you obey, whether it be sin leading to death or righteousness leading to life.”  Romans 6:16

“Mercy triumphs over judgement.” James 2:13

 

Did Jesus Add or Take Away from Torah?

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Deuteronomy 4:2; 12;32; Psalm 30:6

Religious bias makes it appear like Jesus changed the Word of God/Torah, the first five books of the Bible.  Although Jesus was falsely accused of blasphemy when He claimed to be One with God, everyone who heard Him speak knew He did not add or take away from Torah.

“Truth I speak to you, Until heaven and earth pass away not one yod or vav could pass away from Torah until everything would come to pass.” Matthew 5:18

Jesus Is the Word of God/Torah, John 1:1-14.  He did not break Torah, which defines sin. He was sinless, fulfilling/obeying Torah.  Jesus only revealed the deeper, Spiritual, meanings of Torah, in parables, that would not be understood by the rebellious.

“This is why I speak to them in parables, ‘though seeing they do not see, though hearing they do not hear,”   “…things hidden since the creation of the world,” Matthew 13:13, 35; Ezekiel 12:2; Psalm 78:2.

The Torah is called Unchanging, Perfect, Living and Eternal.  It existed before creation and will exist forever, Isaiah 40:8; Psalm 119: 89; Matthew 24:35; 1 Peter 1:20, 25.

Jesus clearly taught the Torah and Prophets were speaking about Him, Luke 4:21; Isaiah 58:6; Isaiah 61:2; Matthew 26:54, 56; Acts 3:18; 13:27, 33; John 2:22, 5:39, 19:36; Hebrews 10:7; Psalm 40:6-8.

Although most of us would agree that Jesus fulfilled the Torah and Profits, many remain confused about the New (Spiritual) Covenant and the Old (physical) covenant that was a shadow/copy of the Spiritual, Hebrews 10:1; Exodus 26:30.

Here are 5 topics I misunderstood until I began looking for Jesus in the Torah and Prophets:

  1. Did Jesus break the Sabbath or change it in any way?
  2. Did Jesus change Torah when He said, “you have heard it said, but I say…”
  3. Did Jesus abolish Torah when He died on the cross?
  4. Did Jesus declare all foods clean?
  5. Did Jesus start a new religion?

1.  It is a misconception that Jesus broke the Sabbath by allowing His disciples to pluck  and eat grain as they passed through the grain-fields when they were hungry.  Please search for the Spiritual meaning, “Lord of the Sabbath,” in Matthew 12:1-8.

What does Torah teach?

“When you enter your neighbor’s grain-field you may pluck the heads of grain with your hand but you shall not yield a sickle…,” Deuteronomy 23:25

No Torah observant person would harvest with a sickle on Sabbath but Jesus knew it was permissible to pluck grain with you hand.  He also pointed out other exceptions, 1 Samuel 21:7.  He told the Pharisees they had completely missed God’s Love by accusing the innocent:

“If you would have understood what is written, ‘I desire Loving Kindness, not sacrifice,’ (Hosea 6:6), you would not have accused the innocent.” Matthew 12:7

Jesus certainly did not change the Sabbath in any way.  He announced to the Pharisees, “the son of Adam, (referring to Himself, Daniel 7:13)) is Lord, (YHVH) of the Sabbath.”  Still they did not have eyes or ears to perceive that He was saying, He Is, Was and Will Be the eternal/spiritual fulfillment of the physical Seventh Day.

2.   Jesus uses the phrase, “You have heard it said…but I say…” in Matthew 5:21-43.  The misconception here is that Jesus was saying something different than Torah.  In reality, this Hebrew idiom means, you have interpreted…but I say…

Jesus was correcting the wrong interpretations of the Pharisees and revealing the true meaning of Torah.

Do not murder means, don’t even think it, Exodus 20:13

Do not commit adultery means, don’t even imagine it, Exodus 20:13.

Do not swear falsely means, just say yes or no, anything beyond this comes from maliciousness:  Leviticus 19:12; Numbers 30:2, 3; Deuteronomy 23:21, 22; Psalm 76:12; Ecclesiastes 5:4; James 5:12.

“An eye for and eye, a tooth for a tooth,” was never literal, Exodus 21:24. Only two verses later a slave is to be set free if his master strikes him in the eye and it is damaged, Exodus 21:26.  These are examples of even/equal/fair penalties for loss, Leviticus 24:20; Deuteronomy 19:21.

Jesus revealed that beyond knowing what is fair we are to give more than was taken, asked, demanded or expected from us.

You will love your neighbor, Leviticus 19:18 means, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.  “Hate your enemies” is not found in Torah.

3.  Jesus did not abolish Torah on the cross.  The word Law is used to translate several Hebrew words: Torah, Legalism, The curse of sin and death…  This is the main cause of the misconception about the Law being done away with on the cross.  Read Matthew 5:17-19.  Jesus said He did not come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets but to fulfill/obey them.

…whoever would break the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the Kingdom of God…Matthew 5:19

4.  Jesus did not declare all foods clean.  Mark 7:19 read in context, is referring to unwashed hands but translators took the liberty to add their own bias in parenthesis, (thus all foods are clean).

Some also misinterpret Peter’s vision, found in Acts 10 to mean that God made unclean food clean.  Yet Peter himself does not interpret his vision to be about food but about human beings.

“God has explained to me not to say in anyway a man is common or unclean.” Acts 10:28

“In truth, now I understand that God does not show partiality.” Acts 10:34; Deuteronomy 10:17.

5.  Jesus did not start a new religion.  Born from the line of Judah, Jesus practiced, or should I say straightened out, the 1st century Jewish religion.  During His three year ministry He instructed people to hear and obey what was read in the synagogues each Sabbath but not to do what the religious leaders did.  Matthew 23 makes it clear why we are not to follow religious leaders but seek God’s Spirit to lead us into all Truth/Torah.
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All the Torah and Prophets Hang on These Two Commandments:

Finally and most importantly, without adding or taking away from Torah, Jesus reveals Merciful Loving Kindness is the sum of Torah.

Quoting the Shema (Hear and do), as the Greatest commandment, Deuteronomy 6:4-6, He then explained Leviticus 19:18 is like the first.  The kind of Love Jesus demonstrated is the only way that leads to Life.

“You shall love YHVH your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your might,” Matthew 22:37.

“and the second is like it, Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Matthew 22:38.

“All the Torah and the Prophets hang on these two commands.”  Matthew 22:39.

The Scriptures Call Everyone Who is Thirsty

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But the Religious Leaders Thought the Scriptures Were Eternal Life.

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Yehoshua, (YHVH’s Salvation) Revealed His Spirit is The Living Water.

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Yehoshua Took the Curse of a Broken Blood Covenant, which is Death.

Redeeming All Who Thirst by Cutting an Everlasting/Spiritual Covenant With His Own Body and Blood.

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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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