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Prophecies Fulfilled

Prophecies Fulfilled By Y’hoshua (Jesus)

When we realize every 1st century “New Testament” writer, referred only to the “Old Testament” as The Word of God, it ceases to be Old.  The Scriptures were referred to as the TaNaK, (a Hebrew acronym meaning Torah, Prophets, and Writings).

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

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

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

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

“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He (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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Why Did God Create Israel?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“All Nations Will Be Blessed Through You.

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

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

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

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

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

The Good News Came Through Abraham’s Seed/Offspring

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

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

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

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

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

This is Why Israel is Called, “My Son

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

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

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

Out of Affliction God Brought Forth His Spiritual Promise.

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

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

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

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

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

Y’hoshua, (Jesus) is Called “My Son.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Still a Veil Covers Their Hearts

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

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

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

Not Understanding The Good News is the Cause of Religious Divisions

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

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

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

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

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What is a False Prophet?

The Original Test of a False Prophet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lord Willing, We Will…

It’s Arrogant to Assume We’ll Be Alive Tomorrow.

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James Chapter 4 Puts our Prideful Boasting Into Perspective.

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1st Century Believers Said, Lord Willing, So Why Did We Stop?

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At the very least, we can acknowledge our prideful wording and humbly replace, I Will…with I Hope To…

 

Welcome the Stranger

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As you did for the least of these brothers, you did it to Me.  Matthew 25:40

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How We Treat Others, Is How We Treat Our Creator.  Matthew 25:40 

 

 

 

 

Y’hovah Means; He Is, He Was, and Always Will Be, The Living One.

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Over 1,000 Hebrew Documents Have Been Discovered with Vowel Markers.

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Up until January 2018, the pronunciation of YHVH was debatable.  I grew up hearing; Yahweh and Jehovah and more recently; Yahuwah and Yahavah.  Why try so hard to find the correct pronunciation of these four Hebrew letters?

“YHVH” Was Replaced by “LORD”

YHVH is written in the Hebrew Scriptures 6,830 times.  As people learn their English translations have replaced YHVH with LORD, they naturally want the Name restored.  But why was it removed?

Jewish Rabbi’s have made it a point to keep the pronunciation of these four sacred letters a secret.  This ancient Babylonian superstition, of not pronouncing God’s Name, was picked up during Judah’s 70 year Babylonian captivity, 586-516 B.C.  See #5:

https://researchsupportsthetruth.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/why-is-gods-name-missing-from-many-bibles/

This tradition directly opposes YHVH’s clear Instructions to Make His Name Known. 

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Hebrew Researcher, Nehemia Gordon, announced the discovery of over 1,000 Hebrew documents discovered with vowel makers.  These four Hebrew letters, referred to as the tetragrammaton, are pronounced “Y’hovah,” roughly meaning “He Exists.”

Still Attached to Your Own Pronunciation?

Before we had evidence of over 1,000 documents I was the first to say, it doesn’t matter how we pronounce the Name, as long as we know the meaning.  I personally pronounced The Name, Yod Hay Vav Hay.

We know “Yahweh” was invented in 1786, and the other pronunciations were also guesses. 

Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Gesenius (3 February 1786 – 23 October 1842) was a German orientalistLutheran, and Biblical critic.[1] He is credited, among other things, with the reconstructed pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton, “Yahweh”.[2]

May this newly discovered evidence unite us all in the Name of the One True God.

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Commanded to Remember…

Not His Birth, but His Death.

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Not Our Freedom, but our Bondage.

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Not our Greed, but Those in Need.

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When we take a closer look at our Creator’s Perfect Word, even through every imperfect translation, this contrast is clearly seen:  We celebrate our Saviors birth, although He commanded us to remember His death.  We celebrate our freedom, yet He commanded us to remember our bondage.  We celebrate our prosperity, but He commanded us to remember the foreigner, the widow and the orphan. 

It appears mans theology is juxtapose to our Creator’s Word.

 

 

Mastering Sin

Master Sin or Be Its Slave

Mastering sin is not a new concept.  Since the beginning mankind has the same test.  Adam and Eve ate, the forbidden fruit, from the tree of knowledge of Good and Bad. Maybe the temptation to be “like gods” appealed then just as much as it does now?

Before Cain murdered his brother Abel, God reminded him to master his anger.  I used to wonder how Cain could have had such a hard-heart.  Now that I’m older, I can look back on my own hard-heart.  When I felt offended it was justified, I held grudges, blamed, felt sorry for myself, and experienced the ugly, bitterness of hate.

I was like a powerless victim, preferring my bondage over the struggling for control.

Sin Equals Death

Sin is what separates mankind, (spiritually) from the Unseen Spirit of our Creator.  This separation is called death.  Although we all die physically, those who Prevail over Sin will be granted to eat from the Tree of (lasting/spiritual) Life;

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

What is Sin?

“Sin” is an all encompassing verb meaning, “to fall short, “to have an absence,” or “to Miss.”  Like an arrow Missing its target, we Misbehave, Misstep, Misunderstand, Misjudge, Misread, and make Mistakes.  In the Biblical sense “Sin” refers to those who omit, avoid, blow off, ignore, neglect, fall short of, or Miss the Way to Life.

Sin is The Absence of Love

“The entire Torah, (Way to Life) is fulfilled in a single decree: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:14; Leviticus 19:18

Our Creator summed up every Torah precept, statute and decree in 10 Commandments.  Y’shua, (Jesus) called Two Commandments The Greatest, and that the Essence of All is, “Love.

Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37; Deuteronomy 6:5

“And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39; Leviticus 19:18

“In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you. For this is the Essence of the Torah and the Prophets.”  Matthew 7:12

“This is My command to you: Love one another.”  John 15:12John 15:17

 A new commandment I give you: Love one another.  As I have Loved you, so also you must Love one another.” John 13:34

“But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Matthew 5:44

  Love is Merciful, Faithful, and Compassionate

The promised Messiah, Y’shua, demonstrated this kind of “Love” by purposely laying  down His Life, not only for those who love Him but for His enemies, including those who persecute Him.

“But God proves His Love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Messiah died for us.” Romans 5:8 

Self-Control, (Mastering Sin) is a Fruit, (Action) of the Spirit

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“But the fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-control.” Galatians 5:22, 23

“Flesh is born of flesh, but Spirit is born of the Spirit.”  John 3:6

“…flesh and blood cannot Inherit the Kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.”  1 Corinthians 15:50

This physical world appeals to our flesh, and with a loud voice we hear; “Forbidden fruit tastes better, and if it feels good do it.”  But those with Understanding of what is lasting/spiritual, know the five senses can only be satisfied temporarily.

Turning From Sin Equals Life

Our temporary body of flesh and blood is opposed to Loving ones enemies.  Physically we cannot even control our own tongues, James 3:8.

  Like Adam and Eve, we also desire to put our own judgement above The Only Lawgiver and Judge.

There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?” James 4:12

Love Equals Life

Spiritual Life is evident by our faithfulness to God’s Commandments.

“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.”  John 14:15 

“Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him.” John 14:21

Jesus replied, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make Our home with him.” John 14:23

“If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love.” John 15:10

“By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments.” 1 John 2:3

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

“And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the very commandment you have heard from the beginning, that you must walk in love.” 2 John 1:6

 

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