Resurrection of Messiah

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Inside the empty garden tomb of Messiah Yeshua in Jerusalem.

by David Cook

Long ago, God promised the Good News of redemption via Messiah’s atoning death; as a ransom for all our sins.  In the holy Scriptures, we read of God’s righteous Servant Yeshua and His victory over death by His resurrection from the dead; which was foretold by the Jewish prophets in the Tanakh.  Sha’ul of Tarsus (known to many as the apostle Paul) also wrote about Messiah Yeshua, who is God’s beloved Son and a descendant of King David;

2 God promised this Good News long ago

through his prophets in the holy Scriptures.

3 The Good News is about his Son.

In his earthly life he was born into King David’s family line,

4 and he was shown to be the Son of God

 when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 1:2-4 NLT

In the Tanakh we read prophecies about the suffering, death and resurrection of Yeshua our Lord; the promised Messiah.  In Daniel chapter 9 we read about important events that were predetermined in heaven that would transpire in the holy city of Jerusalem;

Seventy sevens are determined for your people and for your holy city, to finish transgression, to make an end of sins, to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.  25 Therefore know and understand that from the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Yerushalayim until Messiah the Prince there will be seven sevens and sixty-two sevens.  The streets and the wall will be rebuilt, despite treacherous times.  26 After sixty-two sevens the Messiah will be put to death and have nothing.  Daniel 9:24-26 HSV

The angel Gabriel brought an important communique from heaven to Daniel, foretelling that sin would be atoned for in the future and that everlasting righteousness is available for those who have faith like Abraham.  Gabriel prophesied that the Messiah would make an end of sins and finish transgression, and be put to death.  Yeshua our Savior redeemed us from the debt of our sin with His own blood.  The prophet Isaiah wrote extensively of the suffering and crucifixion of God’s Righteous Servant; Yeshua the promised Messiah.

Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
And our sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.
6 All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all
To fall on Him.

Isaiah 53:4-6 NASB

In the book of Zechariah we read that Yehovah of hosts foretells that in the last days Jerusalem will be attacked by many nations.  The Yehoavh of hosts is the Lord of heaven’s army, He will “set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem”;

9 And in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.  10 “I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.  Zechariah 12:9-10 NASB

The Yehovah of hosts is Yeshua, the resurrected Messiah; who will return and fight the wars of God for His people.  The Lord of hosts prophesied that the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, “will look on Me whom they have pierced”.  They will mourn for the Lord of hosts and will weep bitterly over Him like someone who mourns for an only son.

Nicole C. Mullins – My Redeemer Lives

One night while Messiah Yeshua was fulfilling His ministry on earth, a Pharisee named Nicodemus who was a ruler of the Jewish people; sought answers on how to enter the kingdom of God.  Yeshua explained to him;

16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  John 3:16-18 NASB

When Messiah Yeshua returns to rescue the remnant of Israel, the house of David and the people living in Jerusalem; will see that Yeshua is their Messiah and will mourn and weep bitterly.  Isaiah explains that God’s righteous Servant, Yeshua the Messiah; was suffering on our behalf, to atone for our sins.  Each and every one of us has turned away from God to go his own way.  Like straying sheep that are lost and are away from the flock and are in need to be rescued by the Good Shepherd.

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not open His mouth;
Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.
8 By oppression and judgment He was taken away;
And as for His generation, who considered
That He was cut off out of the land of the living
For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?
9 His grave was assigned with wicked men,
Yet He was with a rich man in His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.
10 But the Lord was pleased
To crush Him, putting Him to grief;
If He would render Himself as a guilt offering,
He will see His offspring,
He will prolong His days,
And the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand.
11 As a result of the anguish of His soul,
He will see it and be satisfied;
By His knowledge the Righteous One,
My Servant, will justify the many,
As He will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great,
And He will divide the booty with the strong;
Because He poured out Himself to death,
And was numbered with the transgressors;
Yet He Himself bore the sin of many,
And interceded for the transgressors.

Isaiah 53:7-13 NASB

The prophet Isaiah wrote that not only will God’s righteous Servant, suffer and die for our sins; but He will live again!  Messiah Yeshua will see His offspring, namely those who believe in Him will be born again to eternal life! [1]  These are the children of God, as many as believe in and received Yeshua the Messiah as Lord.  The apostle John wrote concerning Yeshua’s offspring;

10 He came into the very world he created,

but the world didn’t recognize him. 

11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him.

12 But to all who believed him and accepted him,

he gave the right to become children of God.

13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth

resulting from human passion or plan,

but a birth that comes from God.

John 1:10-13 NLT

In Isaiah 53:10 we read that Messiah’s Father will “prolong his days” throughout all eternity.  God’s righteous Servant, Yeshua our Savior makes many of the unrighteous; righteous by faith.  By God’s grace, the just Messiah who is God’s righteous Servant foretold of in Isaiah 53 is the One who justifies the unjust.

Yeshua the Messiah Himself prophesied that He would suffer, be crucified and rise again on the third day;

“The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected

by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed,

and on the third day be raised.”

Luke 9:22 ESV

The empty garden tomb of Yeshua the Messiah.

The empty garden tomb of Yeshua the Messiah located in Jerusalem, outside the city walls and close to the Damascus Gate.

“the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men

and be crucified and on the third day rise.” 

Luke 24:7 ESV

In Psalm 16, King David wrote that Yehovah God would not allow His “Holy One” to undergo decay;

Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.

Psalms 16:10 NASB

God’s “Righteous Servant” written of by Isaiah in chapter 53 verse 11 is the “Holy One” written of by King David in Psalms 16:10.  Yehovah’s “Holy One” is Messiah Yeshua, who is without sin.  Yeshua did not undergo decay since He rose from the dead on the third day.  Messiah Yeshua is my Adonai. [2]  As Job declared long ago, I know my Redeemer lives!

“As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,
 And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.
26 “Even after my skin is destroyed,
Yet from my flesh I shall see God;
27 Whom I myself shall behold,
And whom my eyes will see and not another.

Job 19:25-27 NASB

Hillsong – Stronger

The apostle Peter gave this sermon in Jerusalem at the portico of Solomon, which was at the eastern edge of the outer court of the Jewish temple; [3]

But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. 19 Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; 20 and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, 21 whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time. 22 Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brethren; to Him you shall give heed to everything He says to you. 23 And it will be that every soul that does not heed that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’ 24 And likewise, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and his successors onward, also announced these days. 25 It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ 26 For you first, God raised up His Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.”            Acts 3:18-26 NASB

Yeshua gave this promise of the hope of resurrection from the dead and eternal life for those who would come to Him and believe;

No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught of God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me. 46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the One who is from God; He has seen the Father. 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.  John 6:44-47 NASB

[1] Yeshua explained to Nicodemus, a Jewish Pharisee how to be “born again” in John 3:1-18.

[2] Psalms 110:1&5, Messiah is King David’s Adoni mentioned in verse 1 and his Adonai in verse 5.

[3] Second Temple, Court of the Gentiles, the Portico of Solomon.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Temple

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  1. Joseph

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    This is a guest post by David Cook

    • Dear Mr. Cook;
      I note that in your sharing of Isaiah, you connected it to the Roman times. The verses are in the past tense, way before Rome or the rule of Rome over Judea and the Gallilee. So it is canceled by rules of language.
      It is not the only one, but a G-d who says that He is all there is, that He has no father, nor does He have a son., “I am the L-rd!” would not changeHis mind. Remember, He knows all from beginning to end.
      Also, the stories of conceptioin, birth, getting out of Dodge-fast-because a king blew a gasket, his misson, life and death are all anti-dated by the Pagan faiths. Some have all of the above, some few, but the ospel offers nothing unique or new, but a lot which contradicts G-d’s Sacred Word.
      So I think you have as good a faith as, say, Zoroasterism or Hinduism, but it is not related to Judaism, except trough some quotes as from Hillel, or some mis-translations from some Prophets. So do Christianity a favor; stop trying to fool Jews into accepting a Pagan rendition of a salvation faith.
      Taoism comes closer, as does Native American Spirituality in the philosophy of their faiths.
      Shalom;
      Yechiel

      • Yechiel, regarding your rebuttal [I note that in your sharing of Isaiah, you connected it to the Roman times. The verses are in the past tense, way before Rome or the rule of Rome over Judea and the Gallilee. So it is canceled by rules of language.] So in essence, you argue that since the text is written in the past tense in chapter 53, therefore the “Righteous Suffering Servant” of Isaiah 52-53 could not be Yeshua in that Yeshua was born in Bethlehem some 700 years later during the time Rome ruled Israel.

        Frankly Yechiel, I’m surprised that you would use this argument in that it contradicts the current rabbinic interpretation of Isaiah 53; which states that the suffering servant is Israel (the Jewish People) who suffered in the past, present and will have a future fulfillment.

        Rabi Tovia Singer wrote;
        “The Jewish nation has borne unspeakable injustices, under Assyria, Babylonia, Ancient Greece, ancient Rome, Nazi Germany, which are all gone, and bears persecution and targeted mission to this day.” [1]

        [1] Singer, Rabbi Tovia. “Let’s Get Biblical! Why Doesn’t Judaism Accept the Christian Messiah?”. outreachjudaism.org and Tovia Singer.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaiah_53

        Marshall Roth wrote;
        {The 53rd chapter of Isaiah is a beautiful, poetic song, one of the four “Servant Songs” in which the prophet describes the climactic period of world history when the Messiah will arrive and the Jewish people assume the role as the spiritual leaders of humanity.
        Isaiah 53 is a prophecy foretelling how the world will react when they witness Israel’s salvation in the Messianic era. The verses are presented from the perspective of world leaders, who contrast their former scornful attitude toward the Jews with their new realization of Israel’s grandeur. After realizing how unfairly they treated the Jewish people, they will be shocked and speechless.
        While the original Hebrew text clearly refers to the Jewish people as the “Suffering Servant,” over the centuries Isaiah 53 has become a cornerstone of the Christian claim that Jesus is the Messiah. Unfortunately, this claim is based on widespread mistranslations and distortion of context.}
        http://www.aish.com/sp/ph/Isaiah_53_The_Suffering_Servant.html

        It is true that some of the references to God’s servant Israel are indeed talking about Israel (the Jewish people), such as in Isaiah 41:8 and Isaiah 43:10. While I do not agree with the current rabbinic interpretation that the “Righteous Suffering Servant” of Isaiah 52-53 is the people of Israel, I do agree that it was not fulfilled prior to the time when the prophet Isaiah wrote it.

        So your argument that Isaiah 53 must have a fulfillment sometime in the past prior to the time of the prophet Isaiah would not be whole heartedly endorsed by the rabbinic community. As mentioned above that Tovia Singer stated; “The Jewish nation has borne unspeakable injustices, under Assyria, Babylonia, Ancient Greece, ancient Rome, Nazi Germany…” So here we clearly see that Tovia gives Isaiah 53 a past, present and future fulfillment. Therefore he does not negate a future fulfillment based on the past tense of the language of the text as you argue here.

        So Tovia (and others) say that God’s Servant in Isaiah 53 is about the people of Israel, whereas people from the Messianic Community who believe that Yeshua is the promised Messiah believe that the Righteous Suffering Servant of Isaiah 52-53 is about Messiah Yeshua. Not only is Isaiah 52-53 about Yeshua the promised Messiah, the Righteous Suffering Servant but so is Isaiah 49;
        5 And now says the Lord, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant,
        To bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel might be gathered to Him
        (For I am honored in the sight of the Lord,
        And My God is My strength),
        6 He says, “It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant
        To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel;
        I will also make You a light of the nations
        So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”
        Isaiah 49:5-6 NASB

        Note in Isaiah 49:5 that Yehovah’s Servant is to “bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel might be gathered to Him”. The Servant of Yehovah is to bring Jacob back to Yehovah, so that Israel might be gathered to Yehovah. Your interpretation does not make sense; that Israel is to bring Jacob back to Yehovah, so that Israel might be gathered to Yehovah”.

        How does Israel bring Israel back to the Lord?
        How can Israel gather Israel to God?

        On the other hand, Yeshua our Savior Yehovah’s Son is the Redeemer of Israel. Yeshua is our salvation; He gave His life as a ransom for our sins. God’s sinless “Righteous Servant” suffered and died on the cross to atone for our sins, as Isaiah prophesied in chapter 53. Messiah Yeshua is bringing the remnant of Jacob back to Yehovah. Yeshua the promised Messiah is gathering the remnant of Israel and bring them back to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

        But the Lord was pleased
        To crush Him, putting Him to grief;
        If He would render Himself as a guilt offering,
        He will see His offspring,
        He will prolong His days,
        And the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand.
        11 As a result of the anguish of His soul,
        He will see it and be satisfied;
        By His knowledge the Righteous One,
        My Servant, will justify the many,
        As He will bear their iniquities.
        12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great,
        And He will divide the booty with the strong;
        Because He poured out Himself to death,
        And was numbered with the transgressors;
        Yet He Himself bore the sin of many,
        And interceded for the transgressors.
        Isaiah 53:10-12 NASB

      • Dear Mr. Cook;
        I thank you for the opportunity to respond. I have had this question brought to me before, and I did some study on it.
        What is not understood (even if you accept that the contradictions are language as much as theology) is our use of metaphore. You see a picture of a large canyon, and it reminds you of the Grand Canyon. The picture is not of the Grand Canyon, but it makes you think of it.
        So it is with several of our verses; they are examples, not actualities, so they help to explain.
        Now, as G-d is insistant that He is as He said He is (“I have no father, nor do I have a son {aproximate-I do not have the verse in front of me}) we know what parts of the Gospel is or is not in line with Tanach.
        Also, are you familiar with the acceptance that these verses from Isaiah refered to the Nation of Israel (metaphore=person) ? Also, you know that if we are to have a “Sacrifice” to esponge our sins, it has to be kosher.
        Now; what part of the crusifixon, one of thousands, of Jesus is kosher? So you see where your Pagan borrowings are a hinderence to our agreeing with you on much of what Christians try to show us.
        You know, you are an unbeliever? You do not believe in Hinduism, as far as their Trimutry is concern. So what would you say to a Hindu missioinary who can show you corelations between your Jesus life, and that of their Khrushna?
        Maybe if you think about it, realizing that our faiths are all Sacred, on some level, how your uninvited incursions into our faith is seen.
        Also, the vast majority of Jews who left Judaism for Christianity, did so with the urging of a missionary, but the vast majority of Christians who converted to Judaism made the decision only after reading the Tanach and comparing the facts. The Rabbis came into the picture only at the request of the would-be convertee, and the Rabbi tries to discourage him.
        So I think if you put your enerrgy into changing the negativity between Christians, as Protestants and Catholics or Mainline Christians and smaller sects, as the Mormons, you would do Christianity a lot more good, and instead of the curse, you would get the blessing for encouraging LOVE between your brother and yourself.
        Shalom (I know, at last);
        Yechiel

      • Yechiel you commented, [Now, as G-d is insistant that He is as He said He is (“I have no father, nor do I have a son {aproximate-I do not have the verse in front of me}) we know what parts of the Gospel is or is not in line with Tanach.]

        The question is the Messiah the Son of God? And is this supported in the Bible?

        Messiah is the Son of God, this is taught in the Tanakh and by Messiah Himself while He was on earth and in the New Testament by Messiah’s apostles. We read of the Mashiach in Psalm 2 who is Yehovah’s Son.
        In Psalm 2:1 we read;

        2 The kings of the earth take their stand
        And the rulers take counsel together
        Against Yehovah and against His Mashiach, saying,
        Then in Psalm 2:6 we read;
        6 “But as for Me, I have installed My King
        Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
        7 “I will surely tell of the decree of Yehovah:
        He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
        Today I have begotten You.
        8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
        And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
        9 ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron,
        You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”

        Here in Psalm 2 King Messiah quotes His Father Yehovah;
        ‘You are My Son,
        Today I have begotten You.’

        In Daniel 7 King Messiah is given dominion and glory the kingdom; an eternal dominion that will not pass away.

        13 “I kept looking in the night visions,
        And behold, with the clouds of heaven
        One like a Son of Man was coming,
        And He came up to the Ancient of Days
        And was presented before Him.
        14 “And to Him was given dominion,
        Glory and a kingdom,
        That all the peoples, nations and men of every language
        Might serve Him.
        His dominion is an everlasting dominion
        Which will not pass away;
        And His kingdom is one
        Which will not be destroyed.
        Daniel 7:13-14 NASB

        In Psalms 110:1 David calls his descendant, King Messiah; my Adoni and in 110:5 Adonai.
        David calls Messiah his divine Lord. For more details read “The Lord said to my Lord”.
        https://adventofmessiah.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/the-lord-said-to-my-lord/

      • Dear Mr. Cook;
        You hit on why Jews cannot accept your “messiah”. It would be calling HaShem a lier. “The Lord said to my Lord”? I have dealt with this before, in answering other so-called soul savers. Two different “lord” according to the language. One is G-d, the other the ruler (human).
        For you know outside of defending your faith’s ideals, that Moshiac has not arrived, yet. We prove it every day with all the things HaShem promised would not be here, when the true Moshiac does come.
        Shalom;
        Yechiel

      • Yechiel you wrote; [“The Lord said to my Lord”? I have dealt with this before, in answering other so-called soul savers. Two different “lord” according to the language. One is G-d, the other the ruler (human).]

        Your half right about Psalm 110:1. The first Lord is God, Yehovah. The second Lord, is Messiah who is both divine and human. David calls Messiah my Lord. Messiah is David’s Adoni. Adoni can be either a human Lord or divine Lord. Then Psalm 110:5 David writes that Messiah is Adonai. Adonai always means divine Lord, never human Lord. This in agreement with what is written by the Jewish Prophets.

        Isaiah wrote that Messiah is “Mighty God” in Isaiah 9:6
        Micah wrote that Messiah existed from eternity past in Micah 5:2
        Daniel wrote that Messiah’s kingdom is eternal in Daniel 7:13-14

        Moses chose a plural noun for God — “Elohim” to represent the nature of the true and living God. In Genesis 1:26, we read “Let Us make man in Our image and in Our likeness”.

      • Dear Mr. Cook;
        A big Ooops! for you!
        David was referring to the past tense, King Saul, G-d was teching about a future person who would come and do as G-d said.
        Moshiac = Anointed, as a priest, king or prophet. The Anointed; et hamoshiac in Hebrew, is the leader of the future who shall come, he shall see, and he shall do. The first time around. That is how G-d described it.
        As for the “im” in some words? not always plural, or plural in use ability or purpose. Anyway, when He said something like “Let ‘us’ make man…” it is a metaphore for having a council to share the responsibility with. In those days, that is how many rulers acted, as did Pharoe.
        By the way, you bring to my mind a very Jewish thing Jesus said; “You see me, you see G-d/the Divine.” The Image of G-d is Spiritual/the Soul, as the Soul I give you is pure. (In the Image of G-d made He man.) So when, according to Jewish belief, you look up from your typing, and see your wife, spiritually speaking, you see G-d. Which is why it is so important for us to respect each other.
        Which brings up a very important item; why do so many of you CHRISTIANS DISRESPECT YOURSELVES?
        YOU MUST, BECAUSE IF YOU KNOW THE LANGUAGE OF THE TANACH, YOU KNOW THAT MUCH OF WHAT YOU QUOTE IS MIS-REPRESENTED.
        Yet, knowing the falsehood of what you show, to try and get a stranger to change his or her faith, you go ahead and do so. BUT-you do not even know how the language was or is used. You have so little to go on, and more and more, I find it easy to disprove what you, RPP or others try to tell me. It is you or G-d; I choose G-d.
        Enough for now. If you do respect G-d, stop trying to distroy His people, His Nation-Israel.
        Shalom;
        Yechiel

      • Yechiel you stated [If you do respect G-d, stop trying to distroy His people, His Nation-Israel.]

        Yechiel I know you are sincere in this, and that you think that you are defending the Jewish people from the lying and deceived Christians and their false Messiah Yeshua.

        Yechiel no doubt you realize that it is possible to be sincere but be sincerely wrong.

        Saul was zealous for Torah and he thought for the God of His fathers and was a strong persecutor of messianic believers in the first century. We read about this in Acts 7 through 8:3

        9 Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, 2 and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3 As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; 4 and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” 5 And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting, 6 but get up and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do.” 7 The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. 8 Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; and leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus. 9 And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. Acts 9:1-9 NASB
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversion_of_Paul_the_Apostle

        What if it turns out that Yeshua is the promised Messiah?

        That Moses had it right, it was not a mistake the say the Lord our God, the Lord is echad, a united one Lord. That Abraham was right to bow down to the per-incarnate Messiah when He visited Abraham and Sarah (See Genesis 18) That Jacob had it right when he wrestled a man all night. Jacob said the “man” was God and he saw God face to face (see Genesis 32). That King David had it right in Psalm 110:1-5 where he said that Messiah is Adoni / Adonai (in Psalm 110:5 Messiah is called Adonai, divine Lord). That the Sanhedrin and the Rabbinic community of Yeshua’s day got it wrong (and all the rabbis that believed their oral tradition over the Tanach) they missed God’s promised Messiah.

        37 As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, 38 shouting:

        “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord;
        Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

        39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” 40 But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”

        41 When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying, “If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you when your enemies will throw up a [t]barricade against you, and surround you and hem you in on every side, 44 and they will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.” Luke 19:37-44 NASB

        Yeshua is the promised Messiah as the Tanach foretold; who then is the one who is destroying the faith of His people, and His Nation-Israel?

      • Dear Mr. Cook;
        I read your responses Thursday, and did ot have time to respond, with other responsibilities on hand. I did think about them, check with the Tanack.
        1. HaShem’s Moshiac has not arrived. Jesus, Bar Khochba, Sabbati Zvai and other contenders did not flfill the job discription. End of conversation on that.
        The Greek version by Marcion (not the actual Septuagent) is the basis for much of your interpretations. All peoples have learned persons who go through their literature and harvest what they can. Christians, as the Catholic and Protestant scholars have your talmudest as well, and many interpretations we cannot find in the Tanach have come out of their labours.
        Fine, it is your culture.
        We had a unity for many years, but after the Bar Khochba rebillion, Rome clamped down of the Jews in many ways, and the Nazarines disavowed the unity-not us. Then, they set out to prove it, and a fine job they have done. One habit they passed on to you all is the “look”! In written form, you accept that I made a statement, then not answeringthe question, yhou went on like I did not say anything.
        OK. You win. I do not say anything, and you do not accept G-d
        s word, so we are going to be able to use this energy for other items. Just remember, as long as Christianity holds on to the Paganism, we really have nothing in common. Mayn Christians have and do disavow this Pagan based theolgy, and help both, or convert to Noahide or Judaism.
        2. The balance of Jews to Christian, as opposed to Christians to Judaism, has reversed over the last 20 years. My partner, who was born Catholic, gave me the reason.
        Since Catholics can now read the Bible on their own, changes have been made for the better intergration of Lay and Clergy.
        Protestants, in the more literate commuities, are reading the whole Bible, as you would call it, and many recognize the disparity between the Tanach and Gospel. They know they cannot in this day and age wind back the clock, so they make decisins as to how they shall handle the issue. Most, from what I read in some Christian journals, ignore the Gospel being in a different direction that the Tanach, and go on. Many, as I mentioned, convert out of Christianity, or to sects where they are more in line with the G-d of the Torah.
        Remember, Jesus taught Torah, and many of your fellow co-religioust want this, so the accomdination with Rome (the Empire, not the Church) is slapping your faith in the face.
        There is a solution. Accept that Christianity is a separate faith from all others, accept all Christians as your siblings, and grow. You have a lot of otention, but it is being wasted by the work of bringing the so-called “unsaved” into your faith. How can you, when you are so busy pointing fingers at each other, thus separating yourselves from G-d?
        3.In New Dalia last year, and Jerusalem this year, cordual agreements were signed by Hindu and Jewish leaders. We vowed to respect each other. Now, if instead of the fake love I read about (I stayed at a homeless shelter for a couple of months some years back. The head of the center admitted one day that he allowed me to stay-in hopes of converting me! This is something I could immagine only on a Jew to Jew basis, where saomone would try to bring a Jew back to G-d.) for Israel, try a little respect. Who knows, maybe we couyld really accomplish something long lasting?
        Shalom;
        Yechiel

      • Yechiel (Yash613) you commented, [Mayn Christians have and do disavow this Pagan based theolgy, and help both, or convert to Noahide or Judaism.] Keeping the Noahide as a gentile or even attempting to keep the 613 in Torah as a Jew or a converted Jew will never bring redemption to anyone. Here’s why; 8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself,’ you are doing right. 9 But if you show favouritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as law-breakers. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 11 For he who said, ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ also said, ‘You shall not murder.’ If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a law-breaker. James 2 NIV-UK

        Salvation and being declared righteous by God is ours by faith in Messiah Yeshua; whose name means salvation. Consider the example of Abraham the father of faith (and that of King David);

        What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? 2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. 3 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”
        http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%204&version=NIV

      • Yechiel613 you wrote; [1. HaShem’s Moshiac has not arrived. Jesus, Bar Khochba, Sabbati Zvai and other contenders did not flfill the job discription. End of conversation on that.]

        The Mäshiach had to come before 70 AD. Let me explain why. In the Tanakh we read prophecies about the suffering, death and resurrection of Yeshua our Lord; the promised Mäshiach. [1] In Daniel chapter 9 we read about important events that were predetermined in heaven for the benefit of the Jewish People;

        Seventy weeks are determined for Your people and for Your holy city, to finish transgression, to make an end of sin, to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Daniel 9:24 HSV

        https://adventofmessiah.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/mashiach-had-to-come-before-70-ad/

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