About

This blogg is about the arrival of Yeshua the promised Messiah.  These posts are by David Cook the author of the book Advent of Messiah, the astonishing account of the arrival of the promised Messiah and the early years of His life on earth.  This book brings in history from the Jewish nation, the Roman Empire and the Gospel accounts of Saint Matthew and Luke to provide a vital and full spectrum of the advent of the Christ Child.

This book is currently being edited and “if the Lord wills” will be available online soon.

You can follow David on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SaintDC

Scripture taken from the ╬ HSV – Holy Scripture Version™, Copyright © 2009 by David M. Cook, all rights reserved.  Used by permission.

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11 responses to “About

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  2. Ian Calvert

    Is it not simple fact that within the beginnings of this Jewish ‘branch’ we see a group who had simply grasped the entire truth that the Law as given in stone
    (the qualities and holiness of Gd) had been met in the flesh not flesh that historicaly had been proven inadequate but flesh that had been tested yet was found ‘without sin’ in this man we see , that in being judged and punished, a person, (the only person) who has lived completly and in his death fulfiled the requirements of the Law, not that the Law is absolved (heaven forbid it) but by walking in him we are able to walk with in the Law as Hashem has allways intended. ( I am graively concerned with current Christian position)

    • Ian the Moshiach said,

      17″Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. 18″For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19″Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20″For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:17 NASB

      How can a persons righteousness surpass the scribes and Pharisees?

      Moses writes in the Torah, “Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.” Genesis 15:6 NASB

      Saint Paul explains;
      1What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found? 2For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.” 4Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. 5But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness, Romans 4:1-5 NASB

      So we see that Abraham was not justified by keeping the Law given by Moses (the Law given 400 years later) but Abram was justified by faith, and so are those who believe in and receive Y’shua the Moshiach promised to Abraham.

    • Ian’s that’s it!

      Lewis Johnson describes it very well.

      What was the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees? Why, it was the righteousness of punctilious observance of the outward commands of the Mosaic Law. Furthermore, they had loaded the law down with numberless human traditions, and they obeyed them, too. They were the religious leaders of their day. They were the people who were looked up to by the people of God as the reverends of their day. Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall by no means, the Lord Jesus says, using again that strong way of expressing a prohibition, you shall by no means enter into the kingdom of heaven.

      How, then, shall we get into heaven? Why we get into heaven the same way that the vilest sinner gets into heaven: by pure grace, that’s how. We get into heaven by imputed righteousness that is given us when we acknowledge that we cannot have any righteousness of ourselves that exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees. It’s then that God, revealing the righteousness that comes through Christ, brings us to the knowledge of himself.

      So when we get to heaven and knock on—they’re not pearly gates, incidentally [laughter],
      this is a figure of speech—when we knock on the pearly gates, and St. Peter opens them we say,
      “Stand aside, Peter, this is my place.” Why? I have the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Well, enter Lewis. You have it, truly.

      That is what you need. The righteousness of God through Christ, only that righteousness
      shall attain for us entrance into heaven. Human righteousness cannot save. How may we attain it? The Lord Jesus doesn’t say definitely here, but he implies it when he says, “I have come to fulfill the law.” That’s what he did. He died, and made it possible for a righteousness to be available for those who would believe.

      Read or listen to the whole teaching here. It’s worth it.
      http://www.sljinstitute.net/sermons/new%20testament/pages/the_king_the_scriptures_the_righteousness.html

  3. Hi David,

    I have been reading again your blogs.

    How are you?

    • Raphael, doing well my “elect” friend! I have been studying the Hebrew prophets a lot lately, reading about “the day of the Lord” and the millennial reign of Messiah! Working on some new material that, “if the Lord wills”, I trust will be a new book. How have you been?

  4. So glad that you are doing these good things for our Lord. I am also reading and writing quite a lot. I’m reading “The Jews of the middle ages,” written in French published 19th century. So interesting to learn of so much Jewish scholarship gong on during those times.

  5. Mark Nielsen

    Hi David. I’m a Chicago guy, Y’Shua follower, fellow blogger… though not Jewish. But I lived in Skokie (large Jewish & Assyrian Christian population, also home of the IL Holocaust Museum) for many years. Just offering you a word of encouragement to keep at that book, and keep your scholarship (historical, biblical, linguistic, etc.) as unbiased and credible as possible. Use the best sources you can find, because YHWH deserves nothing less, and has a plan for your book and His people. I’ll be looking for it in the future. Also, I may be around KS and MO in spring 2013, if you want to have a cup of coffee. I met your Facebook friend Mike King at the 2011 Wild Goose Fest in NC, and we may know other folks in common as well. Thanks for blazing a trail, brother.

    • Mark, thank you for the encouragement on the book! I have visited Chicago several times and spent time in Skokie as well visiting a friend. When you visit KC send me a message on facebook and see if we can find a time to meet for coffee. I’ve known Mike King for a long time, first met him when I worked at TV50.

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