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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

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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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Moshiach, Torah and the 12th Tribe of Israel: Benoni or Benjamin?

Guest post by Joseph from RPP

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When thinking about Moshiach, Jewish people generally find the idea of the Messiah both suffering and also achieving glory, hard to cope with. If he suffers he can’t be Moshiach, he must have failed! But is this really the case?

As Hannukah ended, and with Christmas approaching, I was reading about Jacob and Esau in the Torah. I reached Genesis 35:16-20, about what Jacob did after escaping from Esau and then returning to Bethel, heading towards Eprath:

Then they journeyed from Bethel. When they were still some distance[f] from Ephrath, Rachel went into labor, and she had hard labor. And when her labor was at its hardest, the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for you have another son.”  And as her soul was departing (for she was dying), she called his name Ben-oni [Son of Sorrow];[g] but his father called him Benjamin [Son at my Right Hand].[h] So Rachel died, and she was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem), and Jacob set up a pillar over her tomb. It is the pillar of Rachel’s tomb, which is there to this day.  Genesis 35:16-20 ESV

Interestingly, on the way to Bethlehem, a son is born, who is named Son of Sorrow, but is renamed by the father as “Son at my Right Hand.” Isaiah 53 speaks of a “man of sorrows” acquainted with grief, yet later on in the chapter we are told that God will give him a portion among the great. Elsewhere, Psalm 2 promises the future king of Israel and Son of God that he will sit at God’s right hand.

Here early on in Genesis, we see a fusion of these ideas already, before Isaiah and David are even alive!

At this place, on the way to Bethlehem, death gave way to life. The death of Rachel facilitated the life of Benjamin. In a way, we can think of Yeshua, who had to die to bring us life.

The prophet Micah (verse 5:2) tells us that a ruler will come out of Bethlehem Ephrath, though the place is “small among the tribes of Judah.” This ruler will be “from eternity”:

וְאַתָּה בֵּית-לֶחֶם אֶפְרָתָה, צָעִיר לִהְיוֹת בְּאַלְפֵי יְהוּדָה–מִמְּךָ לִי יֵצֵא, לִהְיוֹת מוֹשֵׁל בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל; וּמוֹצָאֹתָיו מִקֶּדֶם, מִימֵי עוֹלָם

This ruler, Yeshua, would eventually be the Son at God’s Right Hand. Like Benjamin, He was also a Son of Sorrows, and also to be born in Bethlehem. He would be renamed, in effect, also by his father, “Son at the Right Hand.”

So there you go, if you were wondering how Moshiach could both suffer and be glorified, and also be born in Bethlehem, well – your answer is already in the Torah!

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“The LORD our God, the LORD is one.”

By David Cook

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“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.”

Deuteronomy 6:4 NIV

What is Moses telling us in this scripture passage in the Torah?  Let’s go back to the book of Genesis to begin our investigation for an accurate Biblical interpretation.

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

Genesis 1:1 KJV

The Hebrew word that Moses uses for God in this verse and 32 times in chapter one of Genesis is “Elohim”, which is a transliteration from Hebrew to English.  Moses uses Elohim for God 207 times in the book of Genesis and numerous times throughout the Torah.  This name for God is an important word to understand.  Elohim is a plural and masculine noun used for God.  Elohim is used over 2300 times in the Hebrew Bible.

Moses gives us a foundational understanding about many things in Genesis – the book of beginnings.  In Genesis the first book of the Torah we find our initial understanding on the essence of God’s nature, the creation of the heavens and earth, the creation of man and woman, the beginning of marriage, and the beginning of the nation of Israel.

In  the Torah we read; “In the beginning Elohim created…”

The name for God that Moses uses in Genesis 1:1 is “Elohim” (plural Almighty God) has a plural intensive syntax.  The Hebrew verb “bara” (created) is singular since Elohim is “echad” (one or a unified one) as Moses reveals later in the Torah in Deuteronomy 6:4.  The triune Almighty God — Elohim (plural noun for mighty God) who is revealed in the Torah is a unique unified one, therefore the verbs and adjectives used with Elohim are singular.

In the Torah Moses writes that a man and his wife, the two become “echad” (one, a unified one) married couple, that the divided nation of Israel made up of the tribes of  Judah and the tribes of Ephraim become “echad” (one, a unified one) nation and the Lord our God, the Lord is “echad” (one, a unified one) God. (See Genesis 2:24, Ezekiel 37:17-22, and Deuteronomy 6:4)

Elohim (plural Almighty God) is the triune God who is the unique unified one true living God, revealed in the Bible who created the heavens and earth;  there is no other living God.

In chapter one, verse one of the book of Genesis Moses explains that God created the heavens and the earth.  In the second verse Moses writes that the Spirit of God moved over the surface of the waters, the Spirit of God; is a distinct person of the triune Godhead.  “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:2 KJV  The Hebrew word that Moses uses for Spirit is “Ruach” that means breath, wind or Spirit. The Spirit of God is involved in creation in unity and in collaboration with God our Father in heaven. Moses refers to the Spirit (Ruach) 23 times in the Torah and Ruach is referred to over 200 times in Tanakh.

The Lord is One

In Genesis 1:26 Moses quotes Yehovah Elohim who speaks to other Persons of the triune Elohim in the plural.  Why did the Spirit of God illuminate Moses’ mind to choose the word Elohim a plural noun for God and quote the triune God speaking to the triune Elohim in the plural?  Moses specifically writes about the plural nature of Elohim in Genesis,

Then Elohim said,

“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness…”

Genesis 1:26 NASB

1. “Let Us make man”
2. “in Our image”
3. “according to Our likeness”

Moses quotes Elohim who refers to Himself in the plural three times, Elohim is speaking to other persons of the triune Godhead.  One of the persons of the triune Godhead is speaking to the other two.  Our Father who is in heaven, His Son and the Spirit of God are having a conversation about the creation of man being made in their image and their likeness.

The New Testament confirms what Moses  wrote in Genesis that creation was a unified collaboration by Elohim the triune Almighty God who is the Creator of the universe.  We read about creation from Saint Paul where he writes about the role of God’s Son, Jesus our Messiah:

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He is the image of the invisible God,

the firstborn over all creation.

For by him all things were created:

things in heaven and on earth,

visible and invisible,

whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;

all things were created by him and for him.

He is before all things,

and in him all things hold together.”

Colossians 1:15-17 NIV

Elohim a Hebrew word for God that is a plural masculine noun with plural meaning for the Almighty God is used as a “plural intensive” referring to the unified one God of Israel.  The triune God; the Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit of God, these three persons of the Godhead are a unified one.

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In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God.

John 1:1 ESV

What is the Spirit of God teaching us through the writing of the apostle John?  The same thing that He taught us through the writings of Moses in the Torah.  Moses wrote in Deuteronomy 6:4, “The LORD our God, the LORD is one.”  The apostle John wrote that the LORD our God, the Father, and the “Word” are divine.   In the Torah and in the New Testament we see that our Father in heaven is God, and His divine Son Yeshua and the Spirit of God; these three are one (echad), a unified one God (Elohim).

So who is the “Word” that the apostle John wrote of?  The word John used for the “Word” is “Logos” a Greek masculine noun.

1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— 2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. 1 John 1:1-4 NASB

The “Word” that the apostle John wrote about in chapter 1 is the Son of God, Yeshua the promised Moshiach.

1 In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2He was in the beginning with God.

3 All things came into being through Him,

and apart from Him nothing came into being

that has come into being.

4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.

5 The Light shines in the darkness,

and the darkness did not comprehend it.

John 1:1-5 NASB

The “Word”, is a title for the Son of God, Yeshua the promised Messiah, He was with God in the beginning, He is the living Word, Yeshua is the Messiah the Son of the living God. Here John tells us that the Word (the Son of God) is a Co-Creator with His Father and the Spirit of God; “All things came into being through Him”.

Saint John gives us this insight concerning creation and that fact that Elohim (plural God) was involved from the  beginning; Our Father in heaven and His Son our Messiah, who is called in this scripture the “Word” (Logos) of God.  The Son of God, Yeshua our Messiah is the the A & the Z, He is the WORD of God the Logos.  Yeshua our Messiah existed before Abraham the  father of  faith, Yeshua is the first and the last, He is the  beginning and  the  end; Creator, Prophet, Redeemer, Savior, High Priest, Prince of  Peace, KING of Kings, LORD of Lords and Judge.

When Jesus the promised Messiah returns He will fullfill the remaining prophesis in the Bible that are before us in the future; Messiah is the hope of Israel.  When Yeshua was born  in Bethlehem hometown of King David as  Micah foretold, the Son of David became the incarnation of the Logos!  God’s Son  lived and dwelt among us, He is Emmanuel – God with us!

Yahweh the Elohim of Israel has not revealed everything about Himself to everyone, He is unique, there is no other god like Him, He is the infinite all-wise, all-powerful, everywhere present God; He is the King of the universe.  Man is finite in understanding and yet God gives illumination through the Holy Scriptures and by His Holy Spirit who gives us more understanding into the nature and essence of Yahweh our Elohim.  Both the Torah and the Tanakh and the New Covenant reveal the conundrum that surrounds the mystery of who God is; line upon line, precept upon precept.

Yehovah Elohim exists, He causes all things to come into existence.  Yehovah Elohim is the self-existent One.  Yehovah Elohim is the great “I AM”; who is, who was, who is to come.   He is the first cause; Creator of the universe, all that is seen and unseen, all that is visible and invisible.  Yehovah Elohim, the Lord our God is a unique unified one.

El is a Semitic name for God.  The Hebrew word “Elohim” is a plural masculine noun that means the strong supreme One, Almighty God.  Moses also writes in the Torah of our Almighty God (Elohim) in the plural in Genesis 3:22 and Genesis 11:7.

Then the LORD God said,

“Behold, the man has become like one of Us…”

Genesis 3:22 NASB

“Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language,

so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”  

Genesis 11:7 NASB

Yehovah our Elohim is a unified one.  As Moses tells us,

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.”

Deuteronomy 6:4 NIV

The Hebrew word Moses uses to describe God is “echad” translated as “one” in English.  In the Tanakh the word echad is used to mean a unified one and also may mean one alone.  The Rabbinic Jews interpreted echad to mean Elohim is one alone, that is God is a singularity.  Although, this interpretation is not congruent with Genesis 1:26 where Moses quotes God speaking to Himself in the plural.  Nor does this Rabbinic interpretation line up with Psalms 110:1 where King David quotes the LORD speaking to his Lord.

The LORD says to my Lord: 

“Sit at My right hand 

Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”  

Psalms 110:1 NASB

Yehovah said to my Adoni:

“Sit at My right hand,

until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”

Our Father in heaven said to His Son our Messiah, “Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”  The reason King David calls Him “my Lord” is because Messiah is the KING of Kings and the LORD of Lords.  Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus Christ) is the Son of the living God and the promised Messiah.  David calls Messiah my “Lord” (Adoni in Psalms 110:1 and Adonai in 110:5), even though Messiah would be a descendant of David who would be born of a virgin in David’s hometown of Bethlehem many years later while the Roman Empire ruled over Israel.  Why would King David call his descendant the Messiah his Lord?  Yeshua the Messiah, the Son of the living God existed before Abraham, and before Genesis 1:1.  Since Messiah Himself came and lived among us He is “Emmanuel” (with us God), Yeshua is divine, He is God incarnate.   Yeshua explained the essence of God in the New Covenant.  Believers in Jesus as the Messiah who are called Christians now see and understand that Elohim (a plural noun for God) is a unified one.

The LORD our God, the LORD is “echad” — a unified one.

The Hebrew name for the Savior of the world is Yeshua translated as Jesus into English, is the Son of God, who is of one essence with the Heavenly Father and the Ruach of Elohim that is the Holy Spirit of God.  Yehovah our Elohim is a unified one: our Father in Heaven who has an only begotten Son named Yeshua and the Spirit of God makes the three persons of the Holy Trinity, the triune God; these three persons of the Godhead are the LORD our God, the LORD is one.  The LORD our God is echad — a unified one.

Some say God who is the Creator and King of the universe is speaking to members of His heavenly court, but God was speaking to members of the triune Godhead.  Yehovah Elohim is speaking to Adonai and the Ruach of God.  Our Father in Heaven is speaking to His Son our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit of God. “Let Us make man in Our likeness and our image.”  Man is created solely in the likeness and image of God not in the likeness and image of both God and members of His heavenly court.

Yahweh the “Elohim” of Israel may enjoy not revealing all about Himself to all, He is the infinite God. Man is finite in understanding and yet God gives illumination through the Holy Scriptures and His Holy Spirit that gives us more understanding into the nature and essence of Yahweh our Elohim.  Both the Torah and the Tanakh and the New Covenant reveal the conundrum that surrounds the mystery of who God is.

In the Tanakh we read of our Father in heaven and His Spirit two distinct Persons of the Holy Triune God.  It seems as though Judaism embraces both Our Father in heaven and the Spirit of God although they view God only as a singular one.  Father God and the Sprit of God are of the same essence yet two distinct Persons of the Trinity who are one, a “unified one”.  Many within Judaism also believe in God’s Messiah but they do not think Messiah can be divine, so they reject Yeshua as the Messiah who was foretold  by the Hebrew prophets.  But the Jewish community needs to reread Isaiah chapter 9:6-7, Messiah is divine!

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The prophet Isaiah foretold:

“For to us a baby is born, to us a Son is given:

the government shall be upon His shoulders;

His name will be called Wonderful Counselor,

Omnipotent God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.

His government and peace will increase and go on for eternity.

He will rule on the throne of David and over his kingdom,

He will establish, sustain and defend it,

with justice and righteousness;

from its origin throughout all eternity.

The zeal of the self-existent One, the cause of all,

the LORD of the armies of heaven will accomplish this.”

Isaiah 9:6-7 HSV

Messiah will rule on David’s throne forever, He is the “Prince of Peace”, the “Almighty God”, the “Eternal Father”!  Elohim is the strong supreme One – the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, Creator and King of the universe, He is the unique unified one “Almighty God”!

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How can this Son prophesied by Isaiah who will rule upon the throne of David forever, the promised Messiah; be the “Prince of Peace” and the “Mighty God” and the “Everlasting Father”?  Jesus the promised Messiah, the Son of the living God taught us in the New Covenant; “I and My Father are one.” John 10:30 NASB  The Jews who heard Messiah make this profound statement understood that He was claiming to be one with His Father in heaven, claiming to be a unified one.  Yehovah our Elohim, Yehovah is a unified one.

There is only one triune God, there is no other.  The triune God is a unique unified one God, our Father in heaven, His beloved Son and the Holy Spirit.  Christianity is not a pagan polytheistic religion.  One Hebrew name for God that Moses used in the Torah is “Elohim”, a plural name for God.  The YHWH our Elohim, the YHWH is echad.  The Hebrew word “echad” typically means a unified one and may be used as a numerical one.  The Hebrew word “yachid” that means an absolute numeric one is never used to describe God.  The Jewish Rabbinic community may wonder, “When writing the Torah why didn’t Moses use the word ychid in the “Shema Yisrael” in Deuteronomy 6:4?  The reason is because the Spirit of God directed Moses to use an accurate word to describe The LORD our God, “echad” – a unified one.   “The LORD our God, the LORD is one.”  The LORD our God, is a unique unified one LORD.  The numeric one commandment of the ten is; “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.”  The LORD our Elohim, is the triune God; the unique unified one true and living God, Creator of the heavens and earth.                                                               

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“The Lord said to my Lord”

We read in the gospel of saint Matthew the 22nd chapter; But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together.  One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”  And He said to him, ” ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’  “This is the great and foremost commandment.  “The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’  “On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”  Matthew 22:34-40 NASB

An expert in the Mosiac Law attempts to ask Moshiach a question that will stump Him or incriminate Him. The “lawyer” asks; “Rabbi, which is the great commandment in the Torah?”

Yeshua (Jesus) who is the promised Moshiach and Son of the living God is not befuddled nor was He incriminated but instead gives a very profound answer, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’  This is the most important commandment.  The second in importance is, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’

Then Yeshua the promised Messiah decided to ask the experts a question that confounded them.

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question:  “What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?” They said to Him, “The son of David.”  He said to them, “Then how does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying, ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD,
”SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET”‘?  “If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his son?”  No one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask Him another question. Matthew 22:41-46 NASB

Yeshua asked; if King David calls the Messiah ‘Lord’ (Adoni — which means “my Lord”)  how can the Messiah be David’s descendant? 

Yeshua quotes Psalms 110:1-2 written by David the shepherd lad who became the second king of Israel.  The proper name of the G-d of Israel in Hebrew is יְהֹוָ  then transliterated into English is Yhvh pronounced (yeh-ho-vaw’) sometimes used as Yehovah or Jehovah.  Another name for Lord in Hebrew is Adoni in English the transliteration of the word is “Adoni” that means “my Lord”, which can refer to either a human lord or divine Lord.

Yehovah said to my Adoni, “sit at My right hand, until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet.”

Yehovah said to my Lord, that is Father God said to David’s Lord; “sit at My right hand, until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet.”  The reason King David calls Him “my Lord” is because Messiah is the KING of Kings and the LORD of Lords.  Yeshua ha’Mashiach (Jesus the Christ) is the Son of the living God, the promised Messiah.

Another name for Lord in Hebrew is אֲדֹנָי in English the transliteration of the word Adonai always means divine “Lord”.  David uses this word Adonai in Psalms 110:5 also referring to Messiah as in verse 1.

The Lord is at Your right hand;

He will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.

Psalm 110:5 NASB

Here verse five King David writes in the Spirit that Adonai is at the right hand of Yehovah, repeating what he said in verse one.  So Adoni / Adonai is seated at the right hand of Yehovah.  A divine Lord (Adonai) is seated next to Yehovah.  As we continue we see that Adonai is the Messiah, who “will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.”  That is when Messiah returns during a time known by the Hebrew prophets as, “the day of the Lord”; Adonai Messiah will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.

Yeshua the Messiah existed before His incarnation in Bethlehem, where He was born of a virgin named Mary.  “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him.”  Colossians 1:15-16 NASB

Mashiach existed in the beginning with His Father in heaven.  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.  In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.  The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”  John 1:1-5 NASB

But not only is Messiah David’s Lord He is also his Son.  The genealogy of Yeshua (Jesus) the Moshiach can be traced back to King David’s royal line.

Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

Advent of Messiah, Copyright © 2010 by David M. Cook, all rights reserved.

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Messiah’s royal lineage

The genealogy of Jesus Christ can be traced to King David’s royal line and on back to Abraham whom God made a covenant with and then clear on back to the first man the Heavenly Father created, Adam.  So Jesus the Messiah is the son of David, the son of Abraham, the son of man—the first man Adam; and the Son of God.[1][2]

Abraham was the father of Isaac; and to Isaac was born Jacob and so on.  So that all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations; and from King David until the Jewish people were exiled to Babylon were fourteen generations and from the exile of the Jewish remnant to Babylon to the birth of Messiah were fourteen generations.[3]  So from Abraham to the birth of the promised Messiah were forty-two generations in all.[4]

[1]  Matthew 1:1 – 16 HVS,  [2] Luke 3:23 – 38 HVS,  [3] Matthew 1:17 HSV,  [4] Matthew 1:1 – 17 HSV

Scripture quotations are from:  ╬ HSV – Holy Scripture Version™, © 2009 by David M. Cook, all rights reserved.  Used by permission.

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The genealogy of MESSIAH

Here is the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.  Abraham is the father of Isaac, and Isaac father of Jacob, and Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers.  To Judah, Perez and Zerah were born out of their mother Tamar.  Perez fathered Hezron, to Hezron was born Ram; and Ram fathered Amminadab, and Amminadab father of Nahshon, and Nahshon father of Salmon, and Salmon father of Boaz, his mother is Rahab.  To Boaz, Obed was born out of Ruth.  And Obed father of Jesse, and Jesse fathered David the king.  King David the father of Solomon, by Bathsheba, the former wife of Uriah.  Solomon father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam father of Abijah, and Abijah father of Asa, and Asa father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat father of Joram, and Joram father of Ahaz, and Ahaz father of Hezekiah, and Hezekiah father of Manasseh, and Manasseh father of Amon, and Amon father of Josiah, and Josiah became the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the exile to Babylon.  After they were taken away to Babylon; Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel, and Zerubbabel fathered Abiud, and Abiud father of Eliakim, and Eliakim father of Azor, and Azor fathered Zadok, and Zadok fathered Achim, and Achim father of Eliud, and Eliud father of Eleazar, and Eleazar fathered Matthan, and Matthan fathered Jacob, and Jacob father of Joseph, and Joseph was the husband of Mary, and Mary gave birth to Jesus, the one who is called Messiah.  So all the generations from Abraham to David the king are fourteen generations; and from King David until the deportation to Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the deportation of the Jewish remnant to Babylon to the advent of Messiah is fourteen generations. [1][2]

[1] Matthew 1:1 – 17 HSV  [2] Luke 3:23 — 38 HSV

Scripture quotations are from:  ╬ HSV – Holy Scripture Version™, © 2009 by David M. Cook, all rights reserved.  Used by permission.

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Birth of a royal and divine Monarch

The prophet Isaiah foretold:

“For to us a baby is born, to us a Son is given:

the government shall be upon His shoulders;

His name will be called Wonderful Counselor,

Omnipotent God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.

His government and peace will increase and go on for eternity.

He will rule on the throne of David and over his kingdom,

He will establish, sustain and defend it,

with justice and righteousness;

from its origin throughout all eternity.

The zeal of the self-existent One, the cause of all,

the LORD of the armies of heaven will accomplish this.”

Isaiah 9:6-7 HSV

By David M. Cook

During the Advent season this prophecy of the promised Messiah is a predominant scripture seen on many Christmas cards.  A promise that a child would be born, that a son would be given who will be called Wonderful Counselor, Omnipotent God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace and that His government and peace will increase and go on for eternity!  This is a Messianic prophecy given by the prophet Isaiah found both in the Tanakh and the Bible.

This anointed King will rule on the throne of David and over his kingdom, He will establish, sustain and defend it, with justice and righteousness; from its origin throughout all eternity.  Many hundred years after this prophecy was given Magi from the east followed a bright star and traveled to Palestine. Following the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem of Judea, and during the reign of Herod the king, something extraordinary came to pass; Magi from the east arrived at Jerusalem and asked; “Where is the One who was born King of the Jews?  Seeing as we saw His star in the East, we have come to adore Him.”

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