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Prophecies Fulfilled

Prophecies Fulfilled By 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, Y’shua.

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The Correct Meaning Is Eye Opening

Translators have a very difficult task in conveying the most accurate word meanings, especially when another language has no equivalent.   What happens when literal translations don’t make sense in a different language?  Ancient Hebrew Idioms and Expressions have to be explained, in culturally understood terms, poetry loses its rhyme, and word puns go unnoticed.

So my concern is not with minor translation differences, called Textual Variances.  It is actually helpful to compare different translations in order to gain a better understanding of a difficult translation.

I also admire the honest documentation of Textual Criticism.  For over two thousand years this process has preserved the greatest accuracy by continually comparing translated texts with the latest archaeological discoveries.

So Then, Were These Words Purposely Left Mistranslated?

I’ve narrowed my list down 9 words.  7 of which have purposely changed the original Hebrew meaning.  This list can be tested by any novice, like myself, at Biblhub.com, Strong’s Hebrew Concordance/Lexicon.

Below is a more detailed explanation of my research and sources; Wikipedia; Jeff Benner http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/; Nehemia Gordon https://www.nehemiaswall.com/.  I’ve also included several reference verses for context.

I hope you will cut and paste this list into the front of your Bibles for future reference:

  1.  LORD=YHVH  (#3068)
  2.  Demon=Adverse Spirit (Ra #7451; Ruach #7307)
  3.  Devil=Satan (#7854)
  4.  Hell=Grave, (Sheol #7585)
  5.  Dragon=Serpent (Nachash #5175)
  6.  Church=Assembly (Qahal #6951)
  7.  Love=Merciful, Steadfast Loving-kindness (Chesed #2617)
  8.  Grace=Favor (Chen #2580)
  9. Jesus=Johsua, (Y’hoshua, #3091, meaning YHVH is Salvation)

LORD=YHVH

The capitalized, English word LORD, has admittedly replaced YHVH, 6.830 times.  This happened long before the New Testament was written and noted in the preface of most Bibles.  How eye opening it is to put our Creator’s Eternal Name back in our Bibles!

YHVH means He Exists, He Is, Was, and Always Will Be, The Living One.  YHVH is His Name Forever, (Exodus 3:15Psalm 135:13Revelation 1:17Revelation 1:18).  

The Hebrew word Adon #113 means Lord, distinguished by its lower case letters.

Why would any translator omit God’s Eternal Name?  Some say it began with a Babylonian superstition, “The Name” being too holy to speak.  To this day Jewish people do not say YHVH, but this goes in direct opposition to YHVH’s instructions to make His Name know, Psalm 105:1;  Isaiah 12:4; Jeremiah 16:21;  John 17:26.

Others say, by the time the New Testament was written, omitting anything that sounded Jewish was a money maker.  What a horrible misunderstanding of YHVH’s Spiritual fulfillment, prophesied to come through the line of Judah, Genesis 49:9Revelation 5:5.

“There is neither Jew (Judean) nor Greek, (non-Judean) slave nor free, male nor female, for you are All One in Messiah Y’shua, (The Anointed Y’hoshua).” Galatians 3:28

Y’shua, from the tribe of Judah, and every New Testament writer referred to the so called, “Jewish Scriptures,” as “The Living Word of God.”  1 Peter 1:23Hebrews 4:12Luke 8:11

Demon=Adverse Spirit

The word Demon does not fit the original Hebrew meaning.  The Hebrew word, Ra #7451, means adverse or anything bad, contrary to everything good.  Although, most consistently translated into English as Evil.  Together with the word, Ruach #7307, meaning Breath, air or Spirit, equals, “Evil or Unclean Spirit.”

So why would translator’s inconsistanly throw in the word Demon?  (Genesis 4:71 Samuel 16:14;  Matthew 16:23Acts 5:3 Romans 6:12)

Testing the etymology of the word Demon we find its root in mythology.   From the Greeks to the Mesopotamian’s, demonic folklore has been the cause of much fear. Portraying the darkness of evil as having power, even revering demons as, “lesser gods.”  In reality the darkness is nothing.  It is powerless over Light.  Darkness, (Choshek #2822) is void, Empty, (bohu #922), Nothing, (tohu #8414).

The Light is Everything, Genesis 1:2; Genesis 1:3; 2 Corinthians 4:6

YHVH repeatedly instructs His People not to fear anything but Him:  Deuteronomy 1:29Deuteronomy 5:29; Deuteronomy 6:13; Deuteronomy 31:6Ecclesiastes 12:13Luke 12:4 

Devil=Satan

Each time we see the word Devil in our New Testament translations, it has replaced the original Hebrew word satan, (#7854).  The correct and most consistent translation for satan is, adversary.  It may be shocking to learn, as it was for me, satan is a description, not a name.   Satan includes everyone and everything standing in opposition to Truth and the Goodness of God.

The fictitious Devil and the name Lucifer were blatantly mistranslated.  The god of the underworld and Lucifer, a “fallen angel,” does not exist in original Hebrew thought.  Both translations replaced the correct meanings with culturally biased words.

Occurring only once, Isaiah 14:12, “Lucifer” deceitfully replaces, “star of the morning”.

There is no God but One!  Which leaves no room for belief in any, evil with a D, god, Deuteronomy 4:39Deuteronomy 6:4Psalm 86:101 Corinthians 8:4.

“Hasatan” is easily translated into English as “the satan,” or the adversary.

In context, Y’shua even refers to His disciple Peter as satan.  He calls Peter a stumbling block, which means an offense.   Why?  Because Peter spoke from the mind of a man and did not have his mind on God’s purpose, Matthew 16:23.  (Psalm 109:6 1 Kings 5:41 Kings 11:25Revelation 20:2).

Hell=Grave

The Hebrew words Sheol #7585, and the Pit, (Shachath #7845) have been mistranslated as the Underworld, Abyss and Hell.  Remove all the eternal hell-fire mythology, because none of it exists in Hebrew, and the place of the dead is simply, the grave.  Isaiah 14:15

Dragon=Serpent

The Serpent, (Nachash #5175) is first mentioned in Genesis 3:1, meaning a shrewd deceiver.  In Hebrew, serpent and satan are used as synonyms.  Unlike the Sea Dragon, (Tanin #8577), or Leviathan, #3882, a serpent like, sea creature, sometimes translated, whale, Isaiah 27:1.

Why would New Testament translators chose the obscure Dragon over Serpent?  It has only caused another, unnecessary, disconnect between Genesis and Revelations, Revelation 12:9.

Church=Assembly

What did Y’shua mean when He said to Peter, “On this rock I will build my Church,” Matthew 16:18.  Church?

Why would it be okay to change the name of YHVH’s One and only, Holy, (Set Apart) Assembly?  Qahal #6951, in Hebrew, can also be translated Congregation or Convocation but never Church.  So why didn’t translators stick with the most consistent and accurate translation?

YHVH already named His Assembly Israel #3478, (contends with God and man and prevails, Genesis 32:28).   Only ignorance of the spiritual meanings in God’s Spiritual Word could be the reason for a translation that would divide itself from YHVH’s Assembly, John 10:16.

God calls Israel His son, His Firstborn, Exodus 4:22.

Before Stephen was stoned to death, he reiterated the promise of a prophet “like Moses” who would be raised from Israel’s brothers,” Deuteronomy 18:15,  The promise was given to the “Assembly” in the Wilderness, Acts 7:38,  YHVH’s Assembly was and always will be, an All inclusive, “mixed multitude,” Exodus 12:38.

Y’shua is called God’s son, His Firstborn, Psalm 2:7Matthew 3:17Hebrews 1:6

YHVH is the God of the Hebrews, (Eber #5680).  The word Hebrew means separate, to pass or cross over, Exodus 9:1,   Those in Y’shua have crossed over from death to Life, John 5:241 John 3:14

Love=Merciful Steadfast Loving-Kindness

“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you Love one another.”John 13:35
“This is My commandment, that you Love one another as I Loved you.” John 15:12

I almost left this one off my list because the Hebrew word Chesed #2617 is one of those words, like Shalom #7965, with no English equivalent.  I don’t expect translators to write an entire sentence but at least differentiate Chesed; A Loyal, Covenant, Merciful Love, Exodus 34:6, from Aheb #157, Love.

We are commanded to Love each other as our Creator Loves us.  This kind of Love is a hard pill to swallow, when you know the teachings of Y’shua.

Y’shua describes Chesed as YHVH’s Merciful Love,  “Love our neighbor,” means, Love everyone.  Loving everyone includes your worst enemy.  Chesed is Merciful, the kind of Love YHVH has for us, Leviticus 19:18; Luke 6:35Luke 6:36.

Grace=Favor

The Hebrew word Chen #2580 translates into English as Favor.  “Favor” would have been the most consistent word choice for New Testament translators, but they chose, “Grace.”

These inconsistencies confuse the connection between Favor and Grace.  They are one and the same.   Favor it is a state of being accepted.  Like when Queen Ester found Favor with the King.  She had no idea if she would live or die but he extended his golden scepter to her and she, and her people, lived safely under his protection and salvation, Esther 5:2.

Jesus=Joshua

Aside from translator’s purposely trying to remove the Creator’s Eternal Name, being worst, changing His Name is a close second.

There is no excuse for translating the name Joshua correctly into English, Joshua 5:15, and later changing the same Hebrew name to Jesus.

His Hebrew Name is Yehoshua #3091, meaning YHVH is Salvation.  That is about as eye opening as any translation correction can get!

 

Be Holy as I Am Holy

Have You Every Wondered What it Means To Be Holy?

“for it is written: “Be Holy, because I Am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16

“For it is written,” a quote from the original Hebrew, holds the meaning of the word Holy.

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“Qadosh,” Translated Holy, Simply Means, “Be Set Apart”

“Be Set Apart,” (Qadosh) is not an impossible suggestion, but a well defined command.  Anyone with eyes to read or ears to hear can know exactly what our Creator meant when He told His people to be Set Apart (Qadosh).

“and so as to make a distinction between the Holy (Qodesh #6944) and the Profane/Common, (Chol #2455) and between the Unclean, (Tame’ #2931) and the Clean, (Tahor #2889)” Leviticus 10:10

An Entire Chapter Distinguishing Clean and Unclean Animals

Leviticus chapter 11 follows the command to “be Holy,” with a detailed description of which animals Holy people eat.  Here’s a fun song that makes the it easy to remember; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v8nmgGD1ik.

“For I Am YHVH your God. Consecrate, (qadash #6942, from qodesh #6944) yourselves therefore, and be Holy, (qadosh #6918) for I Am Holy (qadosh)…”  Leviticus 11:44

“For I am YHVH who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God; thus you shall be Holy, for I Am Holy...” Leviticus 11:45

Leviticus chapter 19 follows the command to “Be Holy,” by reiterating seven of the ten commandments, along with additional detail.  Most importantly, Leviticus 19:18 is the command quoted by Y’shua, and his disciples as the greatest, the sum, and fulfillment of all commandments, “Love Your Neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 5:43,44Matthew 22:39Mark 12:31Luke 10:27John 13:34Romans 13:9Galatians 5:14…

“Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall be Holy, for I YHVH your God Am Holy…Leviticus 19:2

Leviticus, chapter 20 continues, adding warnings of what is most abhorrent to YHVH, sacrificing children to Molech and unfaithfulness.

…I Am YHVH who sanctifies, (qadash #6942) you.” Leviticus 20:8

“you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them.” Leviticus 20:23

“You shall consecrate, (kadash #6942) yourselves therefore and be Holy, (qodesh) for I Am YHVH your God…” Leviticus 20:7

“You must therefore make a distinction between clean and unclean animals and between unclean and clean birds. Do not defile yourselves by any animal or bird or anything that moves along the ground—those that I have set apart as unclean for you.”  Leviticus 20:25 

 “You are to be Holy to me because I, YHVH, Am Holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.” Leviticus 20:26

Be Holy, Be Perfect, Be Blameless, Be Complete, Be Whole

Holy is not an elusive word, it is a dividing word.  It puts a distinction between what is God’s and what is of the world.

Some English translations tell us to be “Perfect,” but no human being is perfect and God knows that better than we do.  The Hebrew word “Tamim,” may be translated perfect but it also means Blameless, Complete, Whole…

When we set ourselves apart, (become Holy) from the profanity (what is commonly done) in the world, by making a distinction between what God says is clean and unclean, we become blameless (Tamim).

“Be Perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is Perfect.” Matthew 5:48

“Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, YHVH appeared to Abram and said to him, “I Am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be Perfect/Blameless/Complete, (Tamim #8549).” Genesis 17:1

“For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be Holy, (Qadosh) and Blameless, (Tamim) in His presence. In Love,” Ephesians 1:4

Sabbath is For Everyone

Sabbath is Misunderstood

Sabbath means 7th day rest, as in, to cease or to end.  Like the “rest note” on a sheet of music, letting a symphony know exactly when to stop, and for how long.

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Our Creator orchestrated perpetual cycles;  we sleep and wake up, there is evening and morning, we are born and we die.  The Sun, Moon, Stars, Seasons, Years, Months and even the seven day week, continue from the beginning, with mathematical precision.

“Then God Blessed the Seventh day and Sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” Genesis 2:3

For six days God Created and when He finished He rested on the Seventh day.  Unlike the other six days, He Blessed and Sanctified, (set apart) the Seventh Day.

The Sabbath Predates every man-made Religious Division

Declaring the end from the beginning, our Creator’s purpose is established and will be done, Isaiah 46:10.  Perfect from the day He spoke the universe into existence.  Only a man with no understanding would make changes to God’s Word.

Emperor Constantine made several at the council of Nicaea, A.D. 321.

This excerpt from the Catholic Catechism Q and A.  Explains why the 7th day Sabbath was changed to Sunday.  The last answer reveals this misunderstood belief;  as “The Church,” Jesus Christ gave them the “divine power,” to make substitutions:

Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Q. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea, (AD 336) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday….
Q. Why did the Catholic Church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday, because Christ rose from the dead on a Sunday, and the Holy Ghost descended upon the Apostles on a Sunday.
Q. By what authority did the Church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday by the plenitude of that divine power which Jesus Christ bestowed upon her! Rev. Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., (1946), p. 5

Those familiar with God’s Word knew adding or subtracting from His Commandments was wrong; Deuteronomy 4:2; Deuteronomy 12:32; Proverbs 30:6

Protestants began protesting the Catholic church and it’s substitutions in 1517.  Unfortunately, the Sunday Sabbath, and a few others. was not included in, “the 95 Theses.”  They remain to this day in mainstream Christianity.

The Seventh Day is A Sign

Regardless of how many misunderstand and even choose not to understand, our Creator’s 7th day remains Blessed.  From the beginning to the end, the First and the Last, the Alef and the Tov, Sabbath is set apart as a Sign.  Adam kept it, as well as Noah, Abraham, Moses, and every true prophet kept the Sabbath set apart;

“Sanctify, (set apart) My Sabbaths; and they shall be a Sign between Me and you, that you may know that I Am YHVH your God.’ Ezekiel 20:20;  Ezekiel 20:12

Sabbath is a Delight

If because of the Sabbath, you turn your foot From doing your own pleasure on My Holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy day of YHVH honorable, And honor it, desisting from your own ways, from seeking your own pleasure and speaking your own word, Isaiah 58:13

Moses wrote the Details of How to Keep Sabbath Holy

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the Seventh day is a Sabbath of YHVH your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you, Exodus 20:8-11.

Y’shua and Every 1st Century Follower Kept Sabbath

Contrary to what you may have heard, Y’shua never broke the Sabbath and He would have never taught anyone else to.  Y’shua was “sinless,” 2 Corinthians 5:21.  Sin is defined by the standard of the Ten Commandments.  Number Four says; “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, Exodus 20:8

“Then Jesus and His companions went to Capernaum, and as soon as the Sabbath began, Jesus entered the synagogue and began to teach.” Mark 1:21,22,39

“If a boy can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the Law, (Torah) of Moses will not be broken, why are you angry with Me for making the whole man well on the Sabbath?” John 7:23

Y’shua Never Broke The Sabbath

“At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat them.” Matthew 12:1

According to Torah, it is okay to pick grain, (with your hand) from someones field when you’re hungry.  Needless to say, we don’t harvest any field on Sabbath, and we are never to use a sickle in someone else’s field.

“When you enter your neighbor’s standing grain, then you may pluck the heads with your hand, but you shall not wield a sickle in your neighbor’s standing grain.    Deuteronomy 23:25,

“Then they returned to prepare spices and perfumes. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.” Luke 23:56Luke 6:5, 6;  Matthew 28:1…

Y’shua not only kept the Sabbath, He warned those who break Sabbath and teach others to do the same;

“whoever breaks the least of these Commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven, Matthew 5:18 ;Matthew 5:19.

Bonus Qur’ran Surahs Concerning The Sabbath

And you had already known about those who transgressed among you concerning the Sabbath...” 2:65

And We raised over them the mount for [refusal of] their covenant; and We said to them, “Enter the gate bowing humbly”, and We said to them, “Do not transgress on the Sabbath”, and We took from them a solemn covenant. 4:154

And ask them about the town that was by the sea – when they transgressed in [the matter of] the Sabbath – when their fish came to them openly on their Sabbath day, and the day they had no Sabbath they did not come to them. Thus did We give them trial because they were defiantly disobedient. 7:163, (compare Ex. 16);

 

 

 

Man’s Religion (Legalism) Vs The Way that Leads to Life

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Messiah, (Anointed of God) is the end/culmination/outcome, (Telos #5056) of the Law, (Nomos #3551) Righteousness to All the Faithful. Romans 10:4

Are You Worshiping Your Religion or Seeking Your Creator?

“I Was Born This Religion and I’ll Die This Religion.”  I’ve heard this statement come from the mouths of Catholics, Protestants, Jewish, Muslims, Hindus…Lets say God does decide which religious division you are to be born into, but God is not divided, God is One, Deuteronomy 6:4

Refusing to seek God beyond ones religion, or non-religion, is not seeking.

  “But from there you will seek the LORD, (YHVH) your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:29; Jeremiah 29:13 Matthew 7:7

Bad Translations Misrepresent God’s Word, Torah

When we read the word Law, in our English Bible translations, it can have up to three very different meanings.  Law can refer to Legalism, (man-made laws), Galatians 2:16; sometimes it refers to, The Curse of Sin and Death, Romans 8:2; and sometimes it’s referring to TorahMatthew 5:17.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legalism_(theology)

The Hebrew word “Torah” can not be translated by one English word, and the word “Law” is a bad translation.  Torah is Spiritual/Lasting/Eternal/Forever… (Olam #5769).

We know that the Law (Torah) is Spiritual…” Romans 7:14; Isaiah 40:8…

Torah has a three letter root, YRH, meaning to flow, throw, show, or point in a Direction.  Torah #8451, is best translated as Teaching/Instruction.  Like a Loving Father to a child, shining a Light, (Or #216) in the Way/Direction of Truth and (Lasting) Life.

“For the commandment, (mitzvah #4687) is a lamp and the Teaching, (Torah #8451) is Light; And reproofs for discipline are the Way of Life.” Proverbs 6:23

Y’shua (Jesus) is Torah, and The Torah Became Flesh…

Over two thousand years ago Y’shua repeatedly denounced the religious leaders for adding heavy burdens to the True meaning of Torah.

“They (Religious experts) tie up heavy, burdensome loads and lay them on men’s shoulders…” Matthew 23:4 

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28… 

The Essence of Torah is Summed up by Love

“In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you.  For this is the essence of the Law (Torah) and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12

All the Law (Torah) and the Prophets” depend on these two commandments;”  Matthew 22:40(quoting from Torah…)

1.)  “You shall love the LORD (YHVH) your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” Deuteronomy 6:5 

2.)  “You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD, (YHVH).” Leviticus 19:18

Man-Made Religions Add Their Own Traditions/Righteousness

“They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the traditions of men.’” Matthew 15:9

“Then the LORD, (YHVH) said, “… And their reverence for Me is taught by the commands/traditions, (mitzvah #4687) of men, (rote/repitions)” Isaiah 29:13

God’s Righteousness, (not Man’s) Leads to Life, 

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

“For this is the Love of God, that we keep His Commandments. And His Commandments are not burdensome,” 1 John 5:3

 We are All called out of the divisions of the world, to simple walk in the only Way that leads to Life.

The Bible is Full of Physical Examples Revealing Spiritual Truth

 

Call them Parables, Proverbs, Parallels, Pictures, Riddles, Dark sayings or Spiritual Mysteries, this is the way our Creator has chosen to reveal Spiritual Truth, to whom He wants.

“I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,”  Psalm 78:2; Matthew 13:35

Does Israel Parallel Y’shua?

The first time I saw this connection I was reading these words;

“To the one who is Victorious, I will grant the right to eat of the Tree of Life in the paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7

Israel is defined in God’s Word as meaning, those who strive with God and with man and Prevail; Overcome; Endure; as in Victorious, (Yakol #3201):

“He said, (The Angel of YHVH) “Your name shall no longer be Jacob, (Ya’aqob #3290) but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have Prevailed.” Genesis 32:28

As you can see from Revelation 2:7, the meaning of Israel carries over into English.

Who Will Eat From the Tree of Life?

Not Adam and Eve, or any of their physical offspring.   Everything physical exists in a temporary state of death.  Is Death temporary?  Contrary to man-made religious doctrines, God’s Word says Death had a beginning and it will have an end.   Death is the last enemy to be destroyed, Isaiah 28:18; 1 Corinthians 15:26

God made sure Adam and Eve were removed from the presence of the Tree of Life.  He ensured their physical state of death would not last forever, Genesis 3:22.

Only the Victorious, (Spiritual Israel) will be granted to eat from the Tree of Life;

“To the one who is Victorious(Nike #3529) I will grant the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I, (Y’shua), Overcame, (Nike #3529) and sat down with My Father on His throne.” Revelation 3:21 

The Birth of Physical Israel/ The Birth of Spiritual Israel

The birth of Physical Israel came when God changed Jacob’s name to Israel.

The Birth of Spiritual Israel was miraculous, not physically possible, spiritual.  Like a Promised Seed born from a woman, Genesis 3:15.   Or a barren, ninety year old Sarah, giving birth to Isaac,  Genesis 17:17.  The prophesy of a Virgin giving birth to a Seed/Child that would be called, God with us, Isaiah 7:14.   Yehoshua, (Joshua/Jesus) is His Name.  It means, YHVH’s Salvation.  Y’shua for short.

Israel is My Son, My Firstborn, Physically

“Then you, (Moses) shall say to Pharaoh,’Thus says YHVH, “Israel is My Son, My Firstborn.” Exodus 4:22 

Y’shua is My Son, My Firstborn, Spiritually

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

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

“For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice from the Majestic Glory said to Him, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 2 Peter 1:17; Matthew 3:17; Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:5Hebrews 5:5; Hebrews 12:23; John 3:16

Y’shua Is First Born From the Dead

 “and from Y’shua Messiah, the faithful witness, the Firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood,” Revelation 1:5; 1 Corinthians 15:20Colossians 1:18

Both Israel and Y’shua are “Called out of Egypt”

Israel’s Exodus from Egypt after 400 years of slavery:

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

At the time of Y’shua’s birth an angel warned Joseph, in a dream, to flee to Egypt until King Herod’s death. (Herod had all the boys, under two yrs. old murdered in Bethlehem).

“where he stayed until the death of Herod. This fulfilled what YHVH had spoken through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my Son.” Matthew 2:15; M,atthew 2:16

Abraham’s Physical Seed Became YHVH’s Spiritual Seed, Y’shua

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,  Galatians 3:16

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

Israel and Y’shua are Called YHVH’s Servant

“Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen One in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth Justice to the nations.” Isaiah 42:1

“Here is My servant, whom I have chosen, My beloved, in whom My soul delights. I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations.” Matthew 12:18

Israel and Y’shua Are Called The Vine

“You removed a (physical) vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and planted it.” Psalm 80:8; Psalm 80:15Isaiah 5:7…

 “I Am the True (Spiritual) Vine, and My Father is the keeper of the Vineyard.” John 15:1

YHVH’s Physical Inheritance Parallel’s The Spiritual Inheritance

“whom YHVH of Hosts has Blessed, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My Inheritance.”  Isaiah 5:7

“and into an Inheritance that is Imperishable, Undefiled, and Unfading, reserved in Heaven (Spiritual) for you,” 1 Peter 1:4

Abram’s Inheritance of Land is More Than Physical

for All the Land (Eretz) which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants Forever, (Olam #5769)”  Genesis 13:15; Genesis 17:8Acts 7:5

Israel’s Olam Life, Will Be, on the New Earth, (Eretz)

The one who is Victorious will Inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be My Child.  Revelation 21:7

“For here we do not have a permanent city, (a Spiritual, Olam, Inheritance) but we are looking for the city that is to come.” Hebrews 13:14

The Term Scapegoat Originates From Hebrew

Once a Year, on The Day of Atonement, the High Priest Entered the Holy of Holies
With the Blood of a Goat to Atone, (Cover) for the sins of the people.

Hight Priest Day of Atonement

“Then he shall slaughter the goat of the sin offering which is for the people, and bring its blood inside the veil and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and in front of the mercy seat. Leviticus 16:15 

First “Casting Lots” to Choose Between Two Goats:

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Aaron shall Cast Lots for the two goats, one lot for the LORD, (YHVH) and the other lot for the Scapegoat. Leviticus 16:8 

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Casting Lots is mentioned multiply times in the Bible.  They even Cast Lots for Y’shua’s clothing as He was dying, Psalm 22:18Matthew 27:35

The Azazel or Scapegoat Represents The Entire Removal of Sin

Leviticus 16:10
“But the goat on which the lot for the scapegoat fell shall be presented alive before the LORD (YHVH), to make atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness as the scapegoat.

Today our Definition of a Scapegoat is Someone Who gets the Blame.

Was the original Scapegoat blamed for the confessed sins of the people?

Or did it symbolize the complete removal of the peoples sin from God’s presence?

“The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to a solitary land/uninhabited, (Gezerah #1509); and he shall release the goat in the wilderness/desert, (Midbar #4057b).” Leviticus 16:22  

Clearly the confessed sins of the people were symbolically placed on the head of the Scapegoat.  The goat was not blamed for their sin, it was simply led outside the camp, to a remote place, in the desert wilderness.

Personally, I wonder if that remote place in the desert wilderness is symbolic of, “The Outer Darkness” Y’shua, (Jesus) referred to in His Parables; Matthew 25:30Matthew 8:12Matthew 22:13…

As far as the East is from the West, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12; Hebrews 9:26

The Physical Foreshadows 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 Reveals The Eternal, Olam Eretz

 “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, (Olam); but I am unspiritual, (physical) 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 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 Olam Life in the Creator’s Covenant/Promise, Romans 16:20; Genesis 3:15.

Only The Victorious Will Be Granted To Eat From The Tree of 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 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 our faithfulness, (Emunah), Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:3; James 2:21.

We all have His 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.  He has made Himself known by all He has created, Romans 1:20; Psalm 19:1

The Humble will be Blessed with the 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 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, means knowing the Truth that sets us Free from our physical 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

 

 

 

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