Do You Understand “The Good News” Like Abraham Did?
“The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the gentiles by faith, and foretold the Good News to Abraham: “All nations will be Blessed through you.” Galatians 3:8
The Good News Predates our current religious divisions, because it existed from the beginning.
Even those who say Jesus/Yehoshua (YHVH’s Salvation), is The Good News, rarely understand the Spiritual mysteries found in Moses and the Prophets:
“You, (religious experts) pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess Eternal Life. These are the very Words that Testify about Me, (Y’shua), John 5:39.
What Does The Good News of Salvation Mean?
David, the anointed King of Israel, a Hebrew from the tribe of Judah, wrote Psalms about The Good News of Salvation, 1040-970 B.C.
“Sing to YHVH, bless His Name; Proclaim the Good News of His Salvation from day to day.” Psalm 96:2
500 years before David, Moses was given Torah, (The Way of Truth and Life), a physical picture of the Spiritual Good news. Abraham, the first Hebrew, and father of all nations/peoples knew the Good news, just as Noah and Adam and Eve… They all died with hope in *YHVH’s Salvation.
*For the meaning of YHVH; https://kaylened.wordpress.com/category/yhvh/
From the beginning, at the origin of the Curse, the consequence of Sin being Death, YHVH promised a Blessing.
“For as in Adam all die, so in Messiah all will be made alive.” 1 Corinthians 15:22
A Curse = Death, A Blessing = Life
“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you Life and death, the Blessing and the curse. So choose Life in order that you may Live, you and your descendants,” Deuteronomy 30:19; Jeremiah 21:8
Adam and Eve put their trust in YHVH’s promise, someday a Woman’s “Seed” would have Victory over death.
“And I will put enmity between you, (the serpent=satan) and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall crush your head, (satan=death)…” Genesis 3:15
“The God of Peace will soon crush satan, (the serpent=death) under your feet…” Romans 16:20
“For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” 1 Corinthians 15:26
*”Under Your Feet,” “Crush your Head,” “make your enemy a footstool,” these Hebrew idioms portray Victory. Picture a Victorious King standing with His foot on his enemies head, Joshua 10:24; 2 Samuel 22:41; Hebrews 1:13.
The Good News Is Mankind’s Salvation From Death
“How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings Good News, (Basar #1319), to proclaim/hear and do, (Shama #8085) Peace, (Shalom #7965), bringing News, (Basar #1319) of Good. (Tov #2896b), to proclaim/hear and do, (Shama #8085) Salvation/Victory/Deliverance, (Yeshua #3444) And say to Tzion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7
Translation difficulties and bias have been the cause of some unnecessary obscurity, but the original Hebrew is very clear:
Shama, is translated; proclaim, announce… but it means; Hear, Listen, Do, Obey.
Shalom, means so much more than Peace, it’s Complete Wholeness, Health, Security, Safety, being made Right. It’s the opposite of everything wrong.
Tov, means, Everything Good, as opposed to everything Bad.
Y’shua, you may recognize as the original Hebrew name of Jesus. It means Salvation, Deliverance, Victory, Help…The full name, Y’hoshua, (Joshua) means YHVH is Salvation.
Y’shua’s Full Name, Y’hoshua, Means “YHVH’s Salvation”
Who Inherits Spiritual Life on the New Earth?
“Therefore Messiah (the Promised Seed) is the mediator of a re-newed covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised Eternal (Spiritual) Inheritance, now that He has died to redeem them from the transgressions, (curse of Sin and Death) committed under the first covenant.” Hebrews 9:15
“YHVH knows the days of the Blameless, (Tamim #8549): and their Inheritance shall be Forever, (Spiritual).“ Psalm 37:18