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Prophecies Forshadowing Y’shua (Jesus)

The day I realized every 1st century New Testament writer, was referring to the TaNaK, (a Hebrew acronym meaning Torah, Prophets, Writings), was the day I stopped calling it The Old Testament.  The word “Old” insinuates antiquated, but The New Testament writers referred to these Scriptures as The Living, Active Word of God;

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’shua is The Word, He is The Torah, The Way of Truth and Life.  When God’s Word became flesh He revealed a Spiritual mystery;  These Scriptures testify About Him,

Prophecies written about Y’shua will match up to the plum line of His Word;

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 (Y’shua) 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, the and Psalms. Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,” Luke 24:44, 45.

Y’shua is The Prophesied “Seed,” of The Woman, The 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.

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.

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The Physical is First, Foreshadowing The Eternal, (Spiritual)

 The Spiritual, however, was not first, but the natural, (physical) and then the Spiritual,” 1 Corinthians 15:46

The first man, (Adam) was of the dust of the earth, the second man, (Y’shua) from heaven, (Spiritual)  1 Corinthians 15:47

All Are Born Into A Temporary Physical Life

From the beginning, mankind has been able to witness The Creator’s unchanging, perpetual, mathematically precise, physically observable and temporary cycles.

The darkness has always been followed by light and then, temporarily, returns again to darkness.  The season of Spring brings new life until the Fall returns and the cycle of Winter reminds us that all life on this physical earth is temporary.

What is Eternal?

Eternal is one of the words translated from the original Hebrew word Olam #5769.  It can also be translated Forever, Forevermore, Lasting, Everlasting, Perpetual, Permanent, or Concealed, as in heavenly, (Spiritual) things.

As you can see, Olam is not referring to anything physical that we can see, hear, taste, smell or touch.  Our five senses cannot perceive Olam because it’s Spiritual.

“The mind of the flesh, (Physical) is death, but the mind of the Spirit, (Olam) is Life and Peace,” Romans 8:6 

When you See the Word Olam, Think Spiritual

“I will establish My Covenant between Me and you and your Offspring/Seed, (Zera #2233) after you throughout their generations for an Everlasting (Olam) Covenant, to be God to you and to your Offspring/Seed, (Zera #2233) after you.  Genesis 17:7; Luke 1:55Galatians 3:16Hebrews 11:16

“I will give to you and to your Offspring/Seed, (Zera #2233) after you, the Land, (Eretz #776) of  your sojournings, All the Land, (Eretz #776) of Canaan, for an Everlasting (Olam) Inheritance; and I will be their God.”  Genesis 17:8; Acts 7:5

How the Physical Inheritance of Land Reveals The Olam Land

 “He has remembered His Covenant Forever, (Olam) The Word which He Commanded to a thousand generations, Then He confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an Everlasting (Olam) Covenant11 Saying, “To you I will give the Land (Eretz #776) of Canaan As the portion of your Inheritance,” Psalm 105:9; Psalm 105:10; Psalm 105:11

Abraham did not receive even one foot of the Physical Inheritance, because this Covenant was only a physical picture of the Olam.   The Spiritual Land, (Eretz) he and his offspring, (the Spiritual Children of God) will inherit is Spiritual Life on the reNewed Earth, (Eretz).

“He gave him no inheritance here, (in the physical) not even a foot of ground. But God Promised to give Possession of the Land, (Eretz) to Abraham and his descendants/offspring, even though he did not yet have a child.” Acts 7:5

“for all the Land, (Eretz) which you see, I will give it to you and to your offspring, (Zera) for ever, (Olam).” Genesis 13:15

He who overcomes/prevails, (this is the meaning of the name Israel)  will Inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son/child.  Revelation 21:7

“We know that the Law, (Torah) is Spiritual; but I am unspiritual, (we all are) sold as a slave to sin.” Romans 7:14

“For All who are led by the Spirit of God are Children of God.” Romans 8:14

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“that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious Freedom of the Children of God.”  Romans 8:21; James 1:25James 2:12 

The Blessing of Olam Life and The Temporary Curse of Sin and Death

For in Messiah Y’shua the law, (Torah) of the Spirit of Life has set you free from the law, (curse) of sin and death.”  Romans 8:2; Revelation 22:3; Isaiah 51:11; Zechariah 14:11

When Adam and Eve chose the consequence/curse of death, Their Creator expelled them from the Garden so they could not eat from the Tree of (Olam) Life and live forever, Genesis 3:22.

Death has always been a temporary curse with hope of regaining Olam Life in the Creator’s Covenant/Promise, Romans 16:20; Genesis 3:15.

Only The Prevailers Will Be Granted To Eat From The Tree of Olam Life

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches, Assembly.  To the one who is victorious/overcomes/prevails, (Israel) I will grant the right to eat of the Tree of Life in the paradise of God.”
Revelation 2:7
Revelation 22:14

Don’t panic if you or your loved ones didn’t understand these Spiritual mysteries. Neither Adam and Eve nor the Patriarchs understood what was later revealed through YHVH’s Spiritual/Olam Word becoming flesh and fulfilling the Olam Covenant with His own Life’s blood.

Remember Abraham was counted Righteous by his faithfulness, (Emunah #530) and we are also counted Righteous by the same faithfulness, (Emunah), Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:3; James 2:21.

We all have the same Unseen Spirit guiding and testing us in this temporary life. No one will have an excuse for why they didn’t seek to know their Creator, because He has made Himself known by all He has created, Romans 1:20; Psalm 19:1

The Humble will be Blessed with their Inheritance of Olam Life

“Blessed are the Humble, (Anav #6035) for they will inherit the Earth, (Eretz). Psalm 37:11; Matthew 5:5

“Then I saw a renewed (Olam) Heaven and Earth, for the first heaven and earth, (physical) had passed away…”  Revelation 21:1; Isaiah 65:17

“But in keeping with God’s (Olam) Promise (Covenant), we are looking forward to a reNewed (Olam) Heaven and Earth, where Righteousness dwells.”  2 Peter 3:13

“For just as the reNewed (Olam) Heavens and the reNewed (Olam) Earth Which I make will endure before Me,” declares YHVH, “So your offspring, (Zera) and your Name will endure.” Isaiah 66:22; Hebrews 12:27

If you lack Spiritual Wisdom to seek/perceive/know the Spiritual mysteries of our Unseen/Spiritual Creator, ask/pray and it will be given to you, James 1:5.

His Promise includes All people, Galatians 3:8.  If we seek our (Olam) Creator and His (Olam) Word, (His Torah), Y’shua, we will find/perceive/know Him, Deuteronomy 4:29; Jeremiah 29:13Proverbs 8:17Matthew 7:7.

Knowing Him Means Olam/Spiritual Life in His Olam/Eternal Covenant

“I am the good shepherd. I know My sheep and My sheep Know Me,” John 10:14

“By this we can be sure that we have come to Know Him: if we keep His commandments.”    1 John 2:3
 If anyone says, “I Know Him,” but does not keep His commandments, he is a liar, and the Truth is not in him.” 1 John 2:4

He is Good/Righteousness/Life/Faithful/Just/Blameless/Abundant in Merciful Loving Kindness.  Knowing Him is the Truth that sets us Free from our bondage to sin and death, John 8:32; Proverbs 12:28

“For thus says YHVH to the house of Israel, “Seek Me (Righteousness) that you may Live.”  Amos 5:4

 

 

 

God Is One, So Why All These Religious Divisions?

“God is One.”  This declaration is first given to Moses in writing.  Every Torah observant person on earth knew this small phrase was referring to the entire “Shema,” (hear and obey).  The Shema was on their heart, (memorized), and taught diligently to every child, while sitting in the house, when walking outside, before bed and upon rising.

The Shema

Hear, O Israel, (the mixed Assembly of those who prevail…) The LORD, (YHVH) is our God, the LORD, (YHVH) is One!  “You shall love the LORD, (YHVH) your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mightDeuteronomy 6:4

“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…Deuteronomy 6:5; Deuteronomy 6:6Deuteronomy 6:7

Y’shua, (Jesus) Declares The Shema as The Greatest Commandment 

Y’shua, (Jesus) declared, “‘Love the Lord, (YHVH) your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind, (might).’ Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:29
“This is the First and Greatest Commandment.” Matthew 22:38

Judaism, Christianity and Islam Agree God is One

All agree the Creator of the universe is the One and only true God.  All believe they are worshiping the Creator and not the things He created, Romans 1:25.  So when did all these, man-made, religious divisions originate?

The Religion of Judaism Claims to Be Synonymous With Israel

Y’shua came from the line of Judah, as prophesied in Scripture, Micah 5:2; Hebrews 7:14.

Judah is where the religious terms Jewish and Judaism come from, but when did the religion of Judaism originate?

Most ethno-religious Jewish sects began during the Hellenistic period, (323 BCE – 31 BCE), others with the addition of the Talmud, 400 A.D. but the Hasidics, (Pious) as recently as the 1800’s.

True Israel has always comprised a mixed multitude, and the Assembly of our Creator has always been All inclusive; Exodus 12:38Genesis 12:3 

In the 1st Century A.D. Y’shua spoke against the religious experts of Torah for adding their own man-made laws, (legalism).

You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD, (YHvH) your God which I command you.”  Deuteronomy 4:2; Deuteronomy 12:32; Proverbs 30:6

“Woe to you as well, experts in the law, (Torah)!” He replied. “You weigh men down with heavy burdens, but you yourselves will not lift a finger to lighten their load.” Luke 11:46; Matthew 23:3; Matthew 23:4

Christianity Claims to Be, a New Religion, Founded by Jesus

The only Scriptures Y’shua ever quoted from or expounded on, were The Torah, and the Prophets and Writings that matched its plum-line.

1st Century writings of the Apostles had not yet been compiled into the “New Testament.”

Y’shua definitely did not add nor take away anything from The Torah, on the contrary, He said this to those who do:

I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law, (Torah) until everything is accomplished. Matthew 5:18  

“So then, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do likewise will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:19

Islam Claims Monopoly

Islam (Submission) originated in the 7th Century A.D.  Claiming to be the true religion of Allah, (God), it originates with Muhammad’s Quran, (The Recitation).  The religion claims, it is not a new religion but the only true religion.  Like the two previous religions, it begins with Adam, and asserts the Quran has re-expressed truth in it’s final form.

  A Muslim is one who follows the teachings of Islam.  Muslims are taught the Torah Was for the Jews and the New Testament for the Christians.  So I hope the previous verse already cleared up that fallacy.  But here’s a new one, the Scriptures have been corrupted.

Can The Living, Unchanging, Perfect Word of our Creator be Corrupted?

The law, (Torah) of the LORD, (YHVH) is Perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD, (YHVH) is sure, making Wise the simple.” Psalm 19:7

“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the Living and Enduring Word of God, (Torah).” 1 Peter 1:23

“the Word of God, (Torah) is Living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword,..Hebrews 4:12 

Nope, Not according to the Quran Either:

The word of thy Lord doth find its fulfilment in truth and in justice: None can change His words: for He is the one who heareth and knoweth all. Surah 6:115 Al-An‘am (Cattle)

Rejected were the apostles before thee: with patience and constancy they bore their rejection and their wrongs, until Our aid did reach them: there is none that can alter the words (and decrees) of Allah. Already hast thou received some account of those apostles. Surah 6:34 Al-An‘am (Cattle)

For them are glad tidings, in the life of the present and in the Hereafter; no change can there be in the words of Allah. This is indeed the supreme felicity. Surah 10:64 Yunus (Jonah)

And recite (and teach) what has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord: none can change His Words, Surah 18:27 Al-Kahf (The Cave)

Say: “O People of the Book! ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye stand fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you from your Lord.” It is the revelation that cometh to thee from thy Lord, that increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy. Surah 5:68 Maida (The Table) (See also 4:136)

If thou art in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee: the Truth hath indeed come to thee from thy Lord: so be in no wise of those in doubt. Surah 10:94 Yunus (Jonah)

“Lo! We did reveal the Torah, wherein is guidance and a light” (Sura 5:44-46).

We gave Moses the Book and followed him up with a succession of messengers,” (Sura 2:87).

And before thee also the apostles We sent were but men, to whom We granted inspiration: if ye realize this not, ask of those who possess the Message. Surah 16:43 An-Nahl (the Bee)

Before thee, also, the apostles We sent were but men, to whom We granted inspiration: If ye realise this not, ask of those who possess the Message. Surah 21:7 Al-Anbiya’ (The Prophets)

We have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: we sent inspiration to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms,” (4:163)

It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong), (3:3).

In conclusion, the reason we have so many religions is not because our Creator’s Truth has been corrupted, it’s because man has corrupted the Truth with his religions.  

So How Can All These Religions Be Divided and Believe God is One?

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“They exchanged the Truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator, who is forever worthy of praise! Amen.” Romans 1:25

“O LORD, (YHVH) my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood/deception/lies, futility/vanity and things of no profit.” Jeremiah 16:19

Try seeking the Only One who gives you Life,  He promises you will find Him, Deuteronomy 4:29; Jeremiah 29:13; Proverbs 8:17Matthew 7:7…

What is The Good News?

What’s The Good News?

In a nut shell, the Good News is Y’shua, (Jesus), but did you know the Good News existed from the beginning?  Adam and Eve died with hope in it, Abraham was told and it has been described by the Prophet Isaiah as Peace, Good and Salvation, (Y’shua).

How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings Good News, Who announces Peace And brings Good News of Good.  Who announces Salvation, And says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7

Why do our English Bible Translations call the Good News, the Gospel?

Let’s chalk that up to another bad translation choice, because the Original Hebrew calls it “Basar,” news, and it’s Good, “Tov.”  It’s about Peace, “Shalom,” Good, “Tov,” and Salvation, “Y’shua.”

Shalom means, Wholeness, Completeness, Health, Security, Safety, things being made Right again.

Tov means, Everything Good, as opposed to everything Bad.

Y’shua, you may recognize as the original Hebrew name of Jesus, and it means, Salvation, Deliverance, Victory, Help, Prosper, Avenge… 

The Good News is Eternal: 1 Peter 1:25Revelation 14:6 

So How Are We to Proclaim This Good News?

“And how can they proclaim unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News!” Romans 10:15; quoting Isaiah 52:7.

Adam and Eve died with their hope in The Good News:

“And I will put enmity between you, (the serpent) and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall crush, (wound, overwhelm, gape, strike) your head, And you shall crush the heel.” Genesis 3:15

“The God of Peace will soon crush satan, (the serpent) under your feet…” Romans 16:20
(This is an ancient Hebrew idiom revealing Who will have Victory over satan).

The Good News is for All People

“The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and foretold the gospel to Abraham: “All nations/peoples will be blessed through you.” Galatians 3:8 

The Physical Inheritance That Foreshadowed The Spiritual/Eternal Inheritance

“Therefore Christ (Messiah the Promised Seed) is the mediator of a re-newed covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised Eternal inheritance, now that He has died to redeem them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.”  Hebrews 9:15 

“YHVH knows the days of the Blameless, (Tamim #8549, look it up): and their inheritance shall be Forever.  Psalm 37:18 

The First Adam (Man) was created out of the earth.  The Last Adam, (Y’shua) a Life giving Spirit.   (The Life-Giving Spirit of our Creator).

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“So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being;” the last Adam a Life-giving Spirit.”  1 Corinthians 15:45 

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What is Worship?

The Original Hebrew Word Shachah #7821 Means Worship

“Then Ezra blessed YHVH the great God. And all the people answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their handsthen they bowed low and Worshiped (#7821) YHVH with their faces to the ground.” Nehemiah 8:6

Which one of these postures do you call worship?

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 Worship is translated from the Hebrew word Shachah (#7812) and every time it means:  To Bow Down with Knees bent and face to the ground.

Praise, on the other hand, is more complex.   Described by seven different Hebrew words including; “Worship,” “Lifting hands,” “Blessing or Giving,” “Thanksgiving,” “Singing,” “Shouting,”  but “Halal” is the word we all recognize as HalleluYah, or PraiseYah!

So I will Bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your Name.”Psalm 63:4

Praise and Bless are translated interchangeably but both are depicted by lifted hands, a posture of giving.  The original Hebrew word “Bless” is Barak (#1288).  It means “to give,”

Give to YHVH the glory due to His Name; Worship (#7821) YHVH in holy array.” Psalm 29:2 

“Then the man bowed low and Worshiped (#7821) YHVH.” Genesis 24:26

“Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will Worship (#7821) and return to you.” Genesis 22:5 

“So the people believed; and when they heard that YHVH was concerned about the sons of Israel and that He had seen their affliction, then they bowed low and Worshiped (#7821). Exodus 4:31 

“You shall not Worship (# 7821) them or serve them; for I, YHVH your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,  Exodus 20:5

“You shall not Worship (#7821) their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces.”   Exodus 23:24 

“Moses made haste to bow low toward the earth and Worship (#7821). Exodus 34:8 

“All the prosperous of the earth will eat and Worship (#7821),  All those who go down to the dust will bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.” Psalm 22:29 

“Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before YHVH, Worshiping (#7821) YHVH.” 2 Chronicles 20:18

So Do We Lift Our Hands or Do We Kneel?

The answer is both.  Lifting our hands physically symbolizes our gratitude, joy and praise.  When we begin to know the overwhelming Greatness of our Creator’s Spirit we respond with a physically humble posture called Worship.

Historical Overview of Today’s Holy Land

“This is a timeline of major events in the History of Jerusalem; a city that had been fought over sixteen times in its history.  During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times.”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Jerusalem

Beginning with The Land of Canaan and The Fallen Walls of Jericho

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Artist’s reconstruction of the north side of ancient Jericho, based on the German excavations of 1907-1909. Note the houses built against the mud brick city wall, which rests on top of the stone retaining wall. The Bible says that Rahab’s house was built against the city wall (Joshua 2:15).

This Biblical claim has been confirmed by archaeologists who have found evidence of Jericho and its fallen walls, arguably 12-13 centuries B.C.

“So the people shouted, and priests blew the trumpets; and when the people heard the  sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight ahead, and they took the city.”  Joshua 6:20; Hebrews 11:30

1400 B.C. the Israelites are given the Land of Canaan as promised to Abram/Abraham.

“YHVH appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this Land.” So he built an altar there to YHVH who had appeared to him.” Genesis 12:7

The Land was divided into Israel’s Twelve Tribal territories pictured below.  In 930 B.C. they split into a Northern Kingdom and Southern Kingdom.

Divided into the Ten Tribes of Israel in the North.  The Southern Tribes were called Judah.

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722 B.C. The Assyrians captured the Ten Northern Tribes of Israel.  These tribes eventually dispersed into the nations and are known to this day as the Ten Lost Tribes.

“And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also. Jeremiah 3:8 

587-538 B.C. the Southern Kingdom of Judah is next to be conquered by King Nebuchadnezzar ll.  The first Temple of Solomon is destroyed.  Judah’s Babylonian captivity is prophesied to last 70 years.  Jeremiah 29:10

539 B.C. the Persian Empire conquered Babylonia.  King Cyrus the Great released Judah to return to her land and rebuild the destroyed Temple.

“Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘YHVH, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Ezra 1:2

323-333 B.C. Alexander the Great, a Hellenistic Greek, was the next to conquer the Land, then the Ptolemy gained control of the Land, continuing to battling with the Seleucids.

198 B.C. Antiochus lll incorporated Judea into his Hellenistic Greek Seleucid Empire, but allowing them autonomy.

175-164 B.C.  Antiochus lV inherited the throne.  He’s the one who sacrificed a pig to Zeus, desecrating the Holy Temple and beginning the Maccabean revolt.

167-164 B.C. the Kingdom of Judah won control of the Land in the Maccabean, (Hasmonean) revolt.  (Remembered by the celebration of Chanukah)

140-116 B.C. the Hasmonean Dynasty is established with the decline of the Seleucids.

110 B.C.  Pompey and Rome intervene in the Hasmonean civil war.  The Hasmoneans gain their independence from the Seleucids.

63 B.C. Judah is incorporated into the Roman Republic. 

40 B.C. the Parthians, an Iranian Arsacid Empire, invade the Land.

37 B.C. Herodian Dynasty conquers the Hasmoneans.

27 B.C. the Roman Empire controls the Land.

Y’shua begins His Ministry 30 A.D.  Prophesying the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple.

 “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” Mark 13:2; Luke 19:44; Daniel 9:26

70 A.D.  the 2nd Temple is destroyed by the Romans.

638 A.D. the Arabs of Arabia conquered the Land in the Islamic expansion, at the battle of Yarmouk.

661 A.D. the Umayyad Caliphate of Damascus inherited control of the Land.

750 A.D. the Abbasid Caliphate of Baghdad took over the Land.

1071 A.D. the Egyptians passed control of the Land to the Seljuk Empire, Turkish/Persian, Sunni Muslims.

1099 A.D. the European Christian Crusaders take control of the Land.

1187-1229 the Ayyubi Dynasty, (descendants of Saladin, a Kurdish Muslim leader) took the Land.

1250 A.D. the Mamluks Dynasty took the Land.

1260 the Mongols took the Land from the Muslim Mamluks in The battle of Ain Jalut.

1516 The Ottoman Turks took the Land.

1832  Muhammad Ali of Egypt took the Land, but, in 1840, Britain intervened and returned control of the Levant, (the Land) to the Ottomans.

19th Century, World War 1, the Balfour Declaration of 1917.  The British Government favors the establishment of national home for the Jewish people in Palestine.

1936–1939 the Arab revolt in Palestine was a nationalist uprising by Palestinian Arabs against British colonial rule and mass Jewish immigration…

1948 the name Israel is chosen and a “Jewish” State is named.

Religious Exclusivity is Man-Made

Religious exclusivity is direct disobedience to Our Creator Word.  He is Impartial and instructs His people to love impartially.  His Word does not support ethnocentric religions.   We all have the same Creator and He gave One promise for All people.  

His promised (eternal) inheritance as prophesied to come through Abraham, Isaac and Israel, will bless All peoples.

“The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles, (non-Jewish) by faithfulness, and foretold the gospel (the good news) to Abraham: “All nations/peoples will be blessed through you.”  Galatians 3:8; Genesis 26:4

Now that is Good News!  The Physical Land was never the fulfillment of the Promised Eternal Inheritance, Hebrews 9:15

It’s the New Heaven and New Earth we long for because it will be freed from the death. Isaiah 25:81 Corinthians 15:262 Corinthians 5:17Revelation 21:4

*Most of these dates are from Wikipedia.  Some of the dates vary in other historical writings, so please test this information for yourself.

The intent of this brief overview is to show, at a glance, by whom and when the Land was occupied.

Is Y’shua (Jesus) God?

Is Y’shua (Jesus) YHVH?

Knowing the answer to this question will change your relationship with the Creator of the universe.

I went most of my life without questioning my beliefs and when this particular question crossed my mind I didn’t think it mattered.

Now I can see how important it is to know why it matters.

YHVH is One

The Shema is the most ancient and most recited passage in the Word of our Creator.  Deuteronomy 6:4 The Shema, meaning, “Hear and obey, is first found in Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel!  YHVH, (The LORD) is our God, YHVH, (the LORD) is One!

Who is Israel and Who is YHVH?

Israel means, those who struggle victoriously with God and with man.  Israel is the one and only Assembly of our Creator, YHVH.  YHVH means, He Exists, The First and The Last, I Am that I Am, Is, Was and Always will be, and this is His Name forever, Exodus 3:15 .

Since the days of Moses, the Assembly of YH

VH’s people, (Assembly and Church are synonomous), have memorized and repeated the Shema to their children, when they sit in their house, when they leave, when they lie down, and when they rise up.  They bind them to their hand and keep them in front of their eyes, writing them on their doorposts and on their gates.

To say the least, knowing and reciting the Shema throughout the day must be extremely important.

 The Shema is The Most Important Commandment

Y’shua, (Jesus), confirmed the Shema was the most important command;

“Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in the Law (Torah)?” Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord (YHVH) your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27; Deuteronomy 6:5

Unlike today, when Y’shua spoke the above words, everyone would have recognized The Shema in its entirety.

We can ask the next question with the foundational knowledge; YHVH is our God, YHVH is One.

“You believe that God is One. Good for you! Even the demons believe that, and shudder! James 2:19

Is Y’shua YHVH?

Knowing the meaning of Y’shua’s full name gives us the answer; Y’hoshua, (Joshua) means, YHVH is Salvation/Deliverance.

 “Truly, truly, I tell you, Jesus declared, “before Abraham was born, I Am!” John 8:58 

The religious leaders picked up stones to stone Y’shua because when He said, I Am, He was saying He is YHVH.

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” Exodus 3:14

Is Y’shua The Creator of The Universe?

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

“The LORD, (YHVH) by Wisdom founded the earth, By Understanding He established the heavens.” Proverbs 3:19
“The LORD, (YHVH) possessed me, (Wisdom) at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.” Proverbs 8:22

“You alone are the LORD, (YHVH). You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You.” Nehemiah 9:6

 For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth,visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16

“Through Him all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:3

“He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him.” John 1:10

The Eternal Son is Prophesied to Have The Authority of God

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government, (rule/dominion) will rest on His shoulders; And His Name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 

“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.” Micah 5:2

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 

Y’shua Has The Authority of YHVH

Jesus answered,“Destroy this temple, (His body) and in three days I will raise it up again.John 2:19

“Thomas replied, My Lord, (YHVH) and my God!” John 20:28

“Why do you call Me good? Jesus replied. “No one is good except God alone. Luke 18:19 

Revelation of Y’shua Reveals He is YHVH

“John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from Him who is and was and is to come, and from the seven fold Spirit before His throne,” Revelation 1:4

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord (YHVH) God, who Is and Was and Is to come — the AlmightyRevelation 1:8 

I am the First and the Last, the Living One. I was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of Death and of Hades…Revelation 1:17 ; Revelation 1:18 

“To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of the First and the Last, who died and returned to life.” Revelation 2:8

“And He told me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give freely from the spring of the water of life.” Revelation 21:6 

“I Am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22:13

Isaiah Confirms Y’shua is YHVH

“Who has performed and accomplished it, Calling forth the generations from the beginning? ‘I, (YHVH) the LORD, am the First, and with the Last. I am He.'” Isaiah 41:4

“Thus says (YHVH) the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.” Isaiah 44:6

“Listen to Me, O Jacob, even Israel whom I called; I Am He, I Am the First, I Am also the Last.” Isaiah 48:12

“A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the LORD, (YHVH) in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.” Isaiah 40:3

LORD is YHVH

As you may have noticed, YHVH was replaced by LORD over 6,380 times.  Knowing this makes it a little more difficult to recognize New Testament verses referring to Y’shua as YHVH.  Please test this as you read the word Lord…

“This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, (YHVH) make straight paths for Him.’” Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3Luke 3:4

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Who Will Inherit the Eternal, (Olam) Land, (Eretz)?

Psalm 37 11 HumbleMatthew 5 5 Humble

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That’s right, the Humble are Those Who Turn From Doing Bad and do Good.  So What Land, (Eretz) Lasts Forever, (Olam)?

We All Know it’s not this Earth, (Eretz), It’s only Temporary.

Matthew 24 35

Only YHVH’s Word/Promise/Covenant is Eternal, (Olam).

Psalm 119 89

Psalm 119 160Isaiah 40 Word stands forever

YHVH’s Eternal, (Olam) Word Became Flesh and Dwelt With Us.

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Y’shua is YHVH’s Eternal (Olam) Word.

John 17 3

Eternal (Olam) Life=Wisdom.

WISDOM

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The Blessing of Eternal, (Olam) Life is for All people.  From Adam and Eve to the Covenant YHVH cut with Abraham, the physical Inheritance of the Land (Eretz) gives us all a picture of the Eternal, (Olam) Inheritance that will bless All people:  Genesis 12:3; Genesis 13:15Isaiah 60:21; Hebrews 9:15Acts 3:25; Acts 13:32Acts 13:33; Galatians 3:8 Galatians 3:14 2 Peter 3:13…

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