The Day Of Atonement (Yom Kippur)

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Brief Summary

This message aims to briefly touch upon the holy day known as The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), explain some practical observance, tips, and demonstrate the relevance of this everlasting statute.

***Please note this holy day does not take place on the same day each year on the Gregorian calendar – as the Hebrew calendar does not align with it.

Thus in the year 2022 say, The Day Of Atonement will not take place from Wednesday the 15th of September in the evening until Thursday the 16th at sunset. It will take place on a different day on the Gregorian calendar. ****


Begin

Re: The Day Of Atonement (Yom Kippur) 2021.

Good morning,

This evening (Wednesday 15th September 2021), Yom Kippur (The Day Of Atonement) will begin.

It concludes tomorrow (Thursday at evening, sunset).

This day is one of several holy occaisions on the Biblical Holiday calendar, which take place annually.

With one believing in G-d, and also in the risen Messiah (Christ) (ref. Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1) the high priest in the order of Mechizadek (Psalm 45:7, 110:4), who mediates the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31, Isaiah 42:6, 49:8) – which ultimately means everlasting life without end at resurrection for all who believe (ref. Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:14-16);

This is an opportunity for grasshoppers like us (ref. Isaiah 40:22) to observe the commandment (ref. Romans 3:31 ESV, Matthew 5:19-20), and demonstrate our sincere repentance (ref. 1 John 1:8-9) with a full fast and no work for the entirety of Yom Kippur (24+ hours), amongst other things.

This is all undertaken whilst the high priest in the order of Melchizedek intercedes (prays) for us (Isaiah 53:12 ESV, Romans 8:34) in the highest heaven (Hebrews 4:14) where the temple of G-d is (Revelation 14:15-18, 21:22).


The Day Of Atonement In Holy Scripture:

And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Now on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be for you a time of holy convocation, and you shall afflict yourselves and present a food offering to the LORD. And you shall not do any work on that very day, for it is a Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your GOD. For whoever is not afflicted on that very day shall be cut off from his people. And whoever does any work on that very day, that person I will destroy from among his people. You shall not do any work. It is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwelling places. It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict yourselves. On the ninth day of the month beginning at evening, from evening to evening shall you keep your Sabbath.”
Leviticus 23:26‭-‬32 ESV


Free Resource Regarding Yom Kippur Observance:

A free resource regarding Yom Kipour observance from the scribes and Pharisees of today (ref. Matthew 23:1-3) can be found at the below link.

Some healthy observance tips can be gleaned from it as inspiration for the day.

Kindly disregard the practice mentioned at the link, known as ‘kaparot’ – which involves a chicken.

Chabad Your Yom Kippur Guide – 2021:

www.chabad.org/tools/subscribe/email/view_cdo/i/8A35D917402345A2:6D25078240F5100460FA86201C7B86FB887BDF9853BB53397421034B20F714EF#utm_medium=email&utm_source=10_holiday_guide_en&utm_campaign=en&utm_content=header


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1 John 2:1-2: ‘…propitiation for our sins…’ –  Christ Makes Intercession, And Is Not A Human Sacrifice (Explained)

Luke 11:5-9 Parable Explained: The Gospel Is Eternal – Even After The End Of The Age, Everlasting Life. – (Updated)

There is No trinity – John 1:1


May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

Shalom and kind regards,

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Commandments You Can Buy Now, With This Faith

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Holy Scripture Tells Us That The King Messiah (Christ) Saved The Ancient Israelites Out Of Egypt [On G-d’s Behalf] (Jude 1:5, Isaiah 63:11-13, 53:1)

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Brief Summary

This explanation of shares how Holy Scripture tells us that the created being know also referred to as a man – ‘the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach), is the one who represented G-d by leading the ancient Israelites out of Egypt [on behalf of G-d].

This is said in both the New Testament in Jude 1:5, and also in the poetic and at times cryptic prophet Isaiah 63:11-13, and 53:1.


Begin

Jude 1:5 reads as follows;

Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
Jude 1:5 ESV

[Note: It uses the name Jesus in this verse as it is applying the Messiah’s title and name on a post resurrection basis (verse 4; ‘…our master…’).

Prior the Messiah (as a created being),was known as Wisdom/Word (ref. Proverbs 8:12, 8:22-23 NASB, John 1:1 NWT).

More on this can be read here: The god Wisdom/Word, Messiah (Christ), Creation, Idolatry – (Hebrews 1:5-13 And Psalms 102:25-27 Explained – There Is No Trinity)

https://orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/08/26/wisdom-word/]

Where Is What Jude 1:5 Mentions Found In The Tanakh (Old Testament)?

The the being that became the man Jesus Christ much later on is referred to as G-d’s ‘…glorious arm…’ (ESV), nd the ‘…arm of the LORD…’ (ESV);

Then he remembered the days of old, of Moses and his people. Where is he who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of his flock? Where is he who put in the midst of them his Holy Spirit, who caused his glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses, who divided the waters before them to make for himself an everlasting name, who led them through the depths? Like a horse in the desert, they did not stumble.
Isaiah 63:11‭-‬13 ESV

Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
Isaiah 53:1 ESV

How do we know that Isaiah 53:1 is speaking of the created being who eventually became Messiah (Christ) the man, as a G-d’s representation on this account (Isaiah 48:16 NIV, John 3:16 KJV)?

By reading and understanding the riddle of Isaiah 49:3 and 49:5 – verses which occur just prior to chapter 53;

³ He said to Me, “You are My Servant, Israel, In whom I will show My glory.”
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),
Isaiah 49:3‭, ‬49:5 NASB2020

Brief Explanation Of Isaiah 49:3 And 49:5;

Here, ”Israel‘ is mentioned in each verse.

The first instance refers to the Messiah.

The second instance refers to the nation as does ‘Jacob‘, whom the first instance (Messiah; Christ) brings back to G-d by serving as High Priest in the order of Melchizedek (Psalm 45:7, 110:4), under the ‘new covenant’ (ref. Jeremiah 31:31).

The new covenant ultimately means everlasting life without end at resurrection (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:14-16 KJV) for all who believe in G-d and him (Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1).

More in this explanation can be found here;

The Riddle Of Isaiah 49:3 And 49:5: Proving Isaiah 53 Speaks Of Christ
http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/06/30/isaiah-49-3-one-man-and-not-a-nation/

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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http://www.Christianity-in-Context.com
http://www.OrthodoxMessianicJudaism.com


Recommended Reading:

‘Christ Is The Image [Representation] Of The Invisible God’ – (Colossians 1:15 Translated More Clearly)
http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/23/christ-is-the-image-of-the-invisible-god-col-115-translated-more-clearly/

The Riddle Of Isaiah 49:3 And 49:5: Proving Isaiah 53 Speaks Of Christ
http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/06/30/isaiah-49-3-one-man-and-not-a-nation/

Israel The Servant; Man (Singular) Or Nation (Plural)? – Key Verse By Verse Explanation, From Isaiah. http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/07/02/isaiah-one-man-and-not-a-nation-verse-by-verse/

There is No trinity – John 1:1
http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/06/23/there-is-no-trinity-john-1-1/

The god Wisdom/Word, Messiah (Christ), Creation, Idolatry – (Hebrews 1:5-13 And Psalms 102:25-27 Explained – There Is No Trinity)
http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/08/26/wisdom-word/

The Formula For Proving Messiah Is Christ From The Torah.
http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/07/21/the-formula-for-proving-messiah-is-christ-from-the-torah/

How Christ Prays, And Is Not A Literal Human Sacrifice For Sin – (Verse explanations; Hebrews 9:26, 9:23, 10:5, 10:9, 10:12, 10:14, Isaiah 53:12)
http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/22/how-christ-prays-and-is-not-a-literal-human-sacrifice-for-sin-verse-explanations-hebrews-926-923-105-109-1012-1014-isaiah-5312/

Why The Devil Is ‘Unresponsive’ And ‘Immobilised’ Forever, How There Are No More Outward Miracles Here For Believers, And More…
http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/08/02/why-the-devil-is-unresponsive-and-immobilised-forever-how-there-are-no-more-outward-miracles-here-for-believers-and-more/


[Note: the sea in Egypt was split in either side of the ancient Israelites allowing clear passage (ref. Exodus 17:21-22).

The picture displayed shows perhaps one side of such a phenomenon.]


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Acts 1:18: The Suicide Of Judas And The Sale Of His Field (Translated Correctly And Explained Chronologically)

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Brief Summary

This explanation of Holy Scripture shares how the suicide of Judas was a real account, however instead of his intestines gushing out – the correct translation is more along the lines of ‘…his emotions poured out.’

We will also see that Judas actually owned the field in which he hung himself before he took the famous thirty pieces of silver – as he purchased it with monies stolen from the money bag that accompanied the King Messiah (Christ), and his disciples.

After the death of Judas, the chief priests and elders then purchased the field.

This interpretation will thus satisfy the reconcilliation of the related accounts for ‘the purchase of the field’, in Acts 1:18-19 and Matthew 27:7-8 also.

——-

Begin

Acts 1:18 Correctly Translated;

Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong (headfirst), he [burst out with a loud cry G2997], and all [the affections of his heart G4698] gushed out.
Acts 1:18 KJV (amended)

To view the popular translation of Acts 1:18 that is not correct, see here;

www.biblehub.com/acts/1-18.htm

When Acts 1:18 says Judas purchased a field with the reward of iniquity, it is not referring to the 30 pieces of silver that he gave back to the chief priests and elders that he Returned to them (Matthew 27:3-5) – but rather, it is referring to how he used to steal from the money bag continually (John 12:4-6);

But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it.
John 12:4‭-‬6 ESV

With regard to the field, it was known as the Field of Blood given his suicide (suicide is a sin; ref. Deuteronomy 5:17);

And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
Acts 1:19 KJV

The field was indeed property of Judas – as it says;

‘For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate…’
(Acts 1:20 KJV).

After taking council amongst themselves, the chief priests then purchased the field – which was now a deceased estate;

So they took counsel and bought with them the potter’s field as a burial place for strangers.
Matthew 27:7 ESV

The field was still known as the Field of Blood, given the tragic event that took place there;

Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
Matthew 27:8 ESV

One may also notice, that when Acts 1:18 is translated correctly, that the bowels (KJV) of Judas did not gush out, rather, his emotions poured out – as per the legal definitions and usages found within the Strong’s Greek Concordance and Exhaustive Concordance.

To view the interlinear text for Acts 1:18, see here;

www.biblehub.com/interlinear/acts/1-18.htm

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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http://www.Christianity-in-Context.com
http://www.OrthodoxMessianicJudaism.com

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How Aaron’s 123 Years Were A Stepping Stone To Messiah And Everlasting Life

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Brief Summary

Sharing how the 123 years that Aaron the lecitical High Priest lived for, can be viewed sequentially (1->2->3), and this can symbolically represent;

1) The Levitical Priesthood,

2) The Messiah as High Priest in the order of Melchizedek,

and

3) Everlasting life without end by believing.


Begin

When the ancient Israelites escaped ancient Egypt in the great Exodus, Moses and his brother Aaron who became High Priest where key figures (Exodus 7:1).

Aaron the Levitical High Priest died during the Exodus at 123 years of age (ref. Numbers 33:39), before Moses.

This 1, 2, 3 amount of years that Aaron lived for is very interesting, as the numbers are sequential, and can thus be seen as a stepping stone.

Where do these numbers (1->2->3) lead?

By allusion, these numbers lead to the Messiah, and they also then lead to everlasting life in Olam Ha-Ba (life in the new heaven and new earth ref. Isaiah 65:17).

Here they are broken down;

1
Represents the Levitical Priesthood.

2
Represents the Messiah, and how David writes he is [High] Priest in the order of Melchizedek forever, because he loved righteousness and hated wickedness (Psalm 45:7, 110:4, Hebrews 4:14).

3
Represents the exclusive everlasting life a person may be blessed with in the new heavens and new earth by believing in the risen King Messiah (Christ) now (Isaiah 28:16, 28;18, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:16).

The Messiah being representation for the new covenant which ultimately means everlasting life without end at resurrection (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, 53:11-12).

This is instead of a potential long life (ref. IBN EZRA on Isaiah 65:20), that ends in [eventual] perishing and what some might call ‘reincarnation’ back to this wicked earth known as the lake that burns with fire (ref. John 1:21, John 9:2, Revelation 21:8, Isaiah 65:20, 66:24, 2 Peter 3:7).


What About Moses?

We remember that Moses still stood after Aaron passed away all those years ago.

This represents how the Torah (the Law of Moses) is forever.

The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.
Psalm 119:160 ESV

With Aaron’s 123 years we then are led to Messiah (Christ) many, many years later, and, in a way, Moses still stands even by his side – even the High Priest in the order of Melchizadek (Christ).

This is said, as Moses is by Messiah’s side not only in person (since his resurrection), but in the form of Torah Law, of which the King Messiah (Christ) observes diligently and also instructs all of Hashem’s (the LORD’s) people to also diligently uphold;

Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:19‭-‬20 ESV

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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http://www.Christianity-in-Context.com
http://www.OrthodoxMessianicJudaism.com


Recommended Reading

The Riddle Of Isaiah 49:3 And 49:5: Proving Isaiah 53 Speaks Of Christ
The god Wisdom/Word, Messiah (Christ), Creation, Idolatry – (Hebrews 1:5-13 And Psalms 102:25-27 Explained – There Is No Trinity)
The Formula For Proving Messiah Is Christ From The Torah.

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The god Word (wisdom), Messiah (Christ), Creation, Idolatry – (Hebrews 1:5-13 And Psalms 102:25-27 Explained) – There Is No Trinity.

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Table Of Contents

Introduction, Hebrews, Psalms, And The Word (wisdom) In Proverbs 8, John 1
The Word (wisdom) Confirmed As The Created god That Became Christ (Messiah)
The Created god The Word (wisdom) Had To Gain The Status Of A ‘Man’ To Become High Priest In The Order Of Melchizedek
Hebrews 1:5-13 Can Be Read Here
Psalm 102:25-27 Can Be Read Here

Introduction, Hebrews, Psalms, And The Word (wisdom) In Proverbs 8, John 1:

Hebrews 1:5-13 is a passage commonly misunderstood by many and used as a proof text for the incorrect man-made doctrine known as the trinity.

Many state that Hebrews 1:5-13 is stating that it is speaking of Christ (Messiah), and this includes verses 10-12 that reference Psalm 102:25-27, a Psalm that is speaking of the Lord GOD (the Father).

These people thus use this Hebrews passage as a support for the incorrect doctrine known as the trinity.

What we find though with the fuller scope of Holy Scripture is, that whilst G-d is uncreated and is the Sovereign Creator – He did infact create a god known as the ‘Word’, whom is also poetically referred to as ‘wisdom’, before the heaven and earth was even made;

I, wisdom…
The LORD created me
at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.
(Proverbs 8:12‭, ‬8:22 NASB2020)

Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
Proverbs 8:23 ESV

and,

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:1‭-‬3 KJV (amended)

It is this created god the Word (wisdom) that was involved in the making of the heaven and earth – as G-d employed him as a ‘master workman’ of sorts by way of His Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh);

then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always,
Proverbs 8:30 ESV

This is why in verses 10-12 of Hebrews 1:5-13, it references Psalm 102:25-27, as the Psalm can thus be legally used in this light;

‘G-d made all things through His created ‘agent’ the Word (wisdom)’ – all without blasphemy or speaking of the incorrect man-made trinity doctrine.

The Word (wisdom) Confirmed As The Created god That Became Christ (Messiah):

Both Matthew 11:19 and Luke 7:35 confirm for us that the Messiah (Christ) is indeed poetically referred to as ‘wisdom’ by way of allusion – when it says;

‘The Son of Manwisdom is justified by her deeds.”’
(Matthew 11:19 ESV)

and,

‘The Son of Manwisdom is justified by all her children.”’
(Luke 7:34‭-‬35 ESV).

[The above is an extract, and is a bit of a riddle. When it says ‘her’, it really means ‘him’, and we now see the riddle answered with it’s connection to Proverbs 8:12, 8:22-23].

This confirmation also confirms for us the allusion of ‘wisdom’ the ‘workman’ (ref. Proverbs 8:30 ESV) – that the created god known as the ‘Word’, is sometimes referred to as ‘wisdom’ by way of allusion, and that this god became flesh, as per John 1:1-3.

The Created god The Word (wisdom) Had To Gain The Status Of A ‘Man’ To Become Our High Priest In The Order Of Melchizedek:

Note: The Word (wisdom) (ref. Proverbs 8:12, 22-23 NASB, John 1:1-3) had to be sent from above and become flesh on this earth, to gain the title and status of a ‘man’;

but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Philippians 2:7‭-‬8 KJV

‘…a man…’
(Acts 17:31 ESV)

It is this title and status that is forever attributed to this being.

It is also the name by which mankind on this earth conclude their prayers with, by the mentioning of the name he was given whilst walking the earth as a man.

As per Holy Scripture, the name of Christ (Messiah) the man is thus access to G-d;

for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
Ephesians 2:18 NASB2020

The Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach) has been declared high priest in the order of Melchizedek as per the Psalm, since his resurrection (because he hated wickedness);

Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: Therefore god, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalm 45:7 KJV (amended)

The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Psalm 110:4 KJV

Further, the attribute of being a ‘man’ that the risen King Messiah (Christ) has gained is perhaps also comforting to a person – from the standpoint of avoiding the breaking the first commandment of the famous Ten Commandments;

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Exodus 20:3 KJV

and also the commandment to not invoke the name of any other gods;

“Pay attention to all that I have said to you, and make no mention of the names of other gods, nor let it be heard on your lips.
Exodus 23:13 ESV

This being said a person cannot worship Christ (Messiah), anyone or anything beside the Holy G-d (Revelation 22:8-9), or obtain spiritual gifts from invoking any created being’s name (ref. Exodus 23:13).

Holy Scripture does however state that one can honour Christ as he is the King whom G-d has appointed over all creation;

For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
John 5:22‭-‬23 ESV

[Explanation: The verse is showing a person that Christ (Messiah) is high above all (except for G-d Himself), as he is the King that G-d has appointed. He is to be revered/honored thus. This is similar to how Scripture promotes the authority of Moses in Exodus 4:16.]

For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:27 NIV

Hebrews 1:5-13 Can Be Read Here;

www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+1%3A5%2D13&version=ESV

Psalm 102:25-27 Can Be Read Here;

In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.
Psalms 102:25‭-‬27 NIV

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Recommended Reading;

A Person Cannot Worship Christ – (worship vs. honor)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/07/03/a-person-cannot-worship-christ-worship-vs-honor/

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Disciples Of John The Baptist Believe, Baptism, Outward Miracles, And Becoming Born Again – (Acts 19:1-7)

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Brief Summary

Here, Acts 19:1-7 will be explained, and other matters such as baptism, outward miracles, and becoming born again will be touched upon.


Begin

In the subject passage, we will see that the disciples mentioned were likely disciples of John the Baptist.

This is said as the apostle Paul had to explain what John the Baptist was preaching on (v.4), in that Messiah (Christ) was actually he who John the Baptist was speaking of.

When the disciples of John the Baptist heard this, they were baptised ‘in the name of the Lord Jesus’ – which means in honor of, and as per his instructions as found in Matthew 28:19-20.

It is true that verse 1 mentions Apollos (a believer who preached the gospel; ref. Acts 18:24, 1 Corinthians 3:5) was there, however the verse simply states he was in Corinth, not Ephesus.

Subject Passage

¹ And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples.
² And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
³ And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John’s baptism.”
⁴ And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.”
⁵ On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
⁶ And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying.
⁷ There were about twelve men in all.
Acts 19:1‭-‬7 ESV

About Outward Miracles (e.g. Prophecy And Tongues)

For reference, outward miracles such as prophecy and tongues have ceased (ref. Matthew 24:29); ‘…the moon will not give it’s light.’) – however G-d still draws people near to believe in His created, risen Son (John 6:44), and thus causes them to walk in and inturn desire His good commandments and statutes (Ezekiel 36:26-27).

This desire is a sign that a person has been born again (John 3:3, 3:6) no longer seeking and walking in ways that indicate they are a wild olive shoot, but rather have been grafted into that which is cultivated (Romans 11:17) – they are new and being conformed (2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 8:29).

This ‘born again’ ‘newness’ is essential to, and a part of the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31, Hebrews 8:8).

The reason for this is that the entire concept of the new covenant is for a person to have a heart for G-d’s commandments – instead of an appetite for, and slavery to sin (ref. Jeremiah 31:32-33, Hebrews 8:9-10).

The new covenant is shared and obtained by way of the gospel, which is everlasting (Revelation 14:6).

What Do We Learn From All This?

Those who believe in Christ manifest outward miracles (these have now ceased according to Matthew 24:29, Mark 13:24), and inturn inevitably display newness in the form of walking in G-d’s ways out of a pure, cleansed heart (Acts 15:8, Ezekiel 36:26-27), and this includes the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), as they overcome slavery to the sinful flesh;

for if you are living in accord with the flesh, you are going to die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Romans 8:13 NASB2020

Now those who belong to Christ Jesus crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let’s follow the Spirit as well.
Galatians 5:24‭-‬25 NASB2020

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Recommended Reading;

The Gift of Tongues Defined And Shown No Longer Active, Scripturally.

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/11/the-gift-of-tongues-scripturally-defined/

The Formula Of Baptism Explained – (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:38)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/12/the-formula-of-baptism-explained-matthew-2818-20-acts-238/

Why The Devil Is ‘Unresponsive’ And ‘Immobilised’ Forever, How There Are No More Outward Miracles Here For Believers, And More…

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/08/02/why-the-devil-is-unresponsive-and-immobilised-forever-how-there-are-no-more-outward-miracles-here-for-believers-and-more/

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Free Resources, Tips To Help You Study The Bible

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Brief Summary

This explanation aims to share free resources and mention some of their strengths which assist in the study of the Holy Scriptures.

The Resources Include;

■ Bible by YouVersion (Application)
■ Bible Hub (Website)
■ Bible Gateway (Website)
■ Mishnayot Kehati (Mobile Application)
■ Sefaria (Website + Mobile Application)
■ Daily Jewish Prayers (Mobile Application)

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■ Bible (Application)

At the time of writing, the YouVersion Bible App + Audio by Life.Church is a very useful, free way to read the Bible off-line, or even listen to it being read to you when online.

There are a plethora of translations available, even different languages are available within the Bible application.

The writer’s recommended translations that are quite well balanced are the ESV, NASB, KJV, NKJV, NIV.

There are some select verses which other translations which are not available in the application will be better for, such as the NWT for John 1:1.

Bible is available for both Apple and Android mobile devices.

■ Bible Hub (Website)

At the time of writing, www.Biblehub.com is a very useful tool.

The writer sees this website as stronger for interlinear word review (review of the ancient Hebrew and Greek words), where a word in a verse can be reviewed against the Strong’s Concordances, and its potential definitions looked at and weighed.

When viewed in desktop mode it is also useful for cross-referenced verses.

Many English translations of the Bible can also be viewed on this website, even verse by verse with a large array of translations side-by-side.

■ Bible Gateway (Website)

At the time of writing, www.BibleGateway.com is also a very useful tool.

The writer sees this website stronger for keyword searches (e.g. searching the Bible for verses that contain the word ‘Egypt’).

Many English translations of the Bible can also be viewed on this website, even verse by verse with a large array of translations available.

■ Mishnayot Kehati (Mobile Application)

At the time of writing, the Kehati Mishnah app by Ariel Waitzberg is a comprehensive free resource which allows a person to review the oral law.

This is essentially how the Pharisees would recommend approaching the law of Moses. It also contains customs and some interesting historical notes on ancient life.

Why not start with a review of the Sabbath section!? Simply click ‘Seder Moed -> Shabbat’.

Multiple bookmarks can be made.

The Kehati Mishnah is perhaps the easier to read Mishnah, and it features some explanations of the law of Moses and what the scribes and Pharisees say, highlighted Talmud references and the like.

The application can be viewed in both Hebrew and English.

Mishnayot Kehati is available for both Apple and Android mobile devices.

■ Sefaria (Website + Mobile Application)

At the time of writing, the Sefaria app by Sefaria is a comprehensive free resource library which allows a person to review review older biblical commentary from known Hebrew commentators.

These can be useful when weighing Scripture, and can also be viewed in website form at www.Sefaria.org

This resource also contains many works relating to Halakhah (Jewish Law) and also a translation of the Tanakh (Old Testament) to English based on the their translators current understanding of the Scriptures.

■ Daily Jewish Prayers (Mobile Application)

At the time of writing, the Daily Jewish Prayers by MarSass app is a free resource which contains some Jewish Prayers and blessings.

This can be handy in learning a selection for prayer and some blessings.

A person can view these materials in English, transliterated, and Hebrew.

Hoping this list is of benefit to you in at least one way.

Shalom and kind regards,

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Recommended Reading

Commandments You Can Buy Now, With This Faith

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How The Quran Does Not Agree With The Bible – (Peaceably: Q3:84, Q4:93)

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Brief Summary

Here it will be shown how both Q3:84 and Q4:93 do not agree with the Bible.

Q3:84 Gives mention to Ishmael, and although people from all nations are welcome to believe the gospel- Holy Scripture states believers become Israelites, and that the promise of eternal life without end is given only to Israel (Abraham -> Isaac -> Jacob/Israel).

Q4:93 tells us that if a person deliberately kills a believer, they go to hell where they stay forever. This means no forgiveness.

Holy Scripture however, tells us that all sins are forgivable, except for blasphemy of G-d’s Holy Spirit.

Begin

Peaceably,
If one reads the following sura they will notice something a little off;

‘Say, “We believe in God… and in what was revealed to Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the Patriarchs; and in what was given to Moses, and Jesus, and the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we submit.”‘
(Q3:84 Clear Quran)

If we turn to the Bible, we will see that people of all nations are welcome to believe in the risen Messiah (Christ) – however in no place does it state that ‘Ishmael’ is part of the family tree for a believer;

‘…God said to Abraham,… through Isaac shall your offspring be named.’
(Genesis 21:12 ESV)

of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.”
Hebrews 11:18 ESV

This is because if one believes the gospel, a person becomes a citizens of Israel (Ephesians 2:12-14, 2:19-20, Galatians 6:16) – Israelites (Abraham -> Isaac -> Jacob/Israel).

Why is this important? Everlasting Life without end.

Civilly, in no nplace is the name Ishmael a part of the progression from Abraham to Israel, as it went through Issac.

Also the promise of everlasting life without end at resurrection is only to Israel and Judah;

‘…declares the LORD, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,’
(Hebrews 8:8 ESV)

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah,
(Jeremiah 31:31 ESV)

because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Romans 10:9‭-‬10 ESV

How could a person interpret Q3:84 with regards to ‘Ishmael’ being mentioned?

One Could perhaps interpret it as meaning when G-d gave the commandment of circumcision to Abraham, as Ishmael was present.

The Commandment is for all males to be circumcised on the 8th day of age (ref. Genesis 17:12).

We understand that Abraham was 99 years old at the time, and Ishmael was 13 years old at the time (ref. Genesis 17:24-25).

Does this then make the Quran a correct book if we interpret the mentioning of Ishmael in Q3:84 as only regarding the commandment of circumcision on the 8th day?

Perhaps we can answer this question with a question;

Q4:93 seems to state that a person who kills a believer will remain in hell forever;

Whoever kills a believer deliberately, the penalty for him is Hell, where he will remain forever. And God will be angry with him, and will curse him, and will prepare for him a terrible punishment.
Q4:93 Clear Quran

As Q4:93 states that, such a person is sent to hell forever, this speaks of unforgivness.

Holy Scripture however, makes it quite clear that all sins are forgivable, except one;

Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
Matthew 12:31 ESV

A work around might be to see the ‘Mohsin Khan’ translation for this sura (https://corpus.quran.com/translation.jsp?chapter=4&verse=93)
– however by review of the Arabic (https://corpus.quran.com/wordbyword.jsp?chapter=4&verse=93), it tends to show that even that translation is suggesting no forgiveness ever for the murder of a believer.

Peaceably, this would mean that the Quran does not agree with the Holy Bible, and the way to everlasting life by believing in Christ.

The rule is that;

‘…the scripture cannot be broken…’
(John 10:35 KJV)

Hoping it is fruitful, as you learn and apply G-d’s good commandments (the Law of Moses) with this faith;

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Romans 3:28‭, ‬3:31 ESV

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

Salaam, shalom, and kind regards,

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It is supplied here purely for reference to explain it in context when compared with the Holy Scriptures (Genesis through Revelation). Shalom, Salaam.

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Giving Thanks: Before And After A Meal! Explaining The Commandment.

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Brief Summary

Did you know that according to Holy Scripture, a person is to bless G-d, giving thanks both before and after a meal, and that this is a commandment?

Here this will be shown, along with some traditional blessings which will be shared also.

Table Of Contents

Blessing In Scripture
After a Meal In Scripture
Before a Meal In Scripture

Blessings We Say Before And After A Meal/Food?
The Blessings Before Meals
The Blessings After Meals

When Finishing A Blessing, Giving Thanks, Or Praying

Begin

After a Meal In Scripture

Holy Scripture actually states that it is after a meal that a person blesses G-d for the food.

It says;

When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.
Deuteronomy 8:10 NIV

From this verse we see that after one has eaten, they then bless G-d.

About the land that is mentioned that we give thanks for:

One will notice that the verse here goes on to say ‘…for the good land he has given you.’ (NIV).

Whilst this was fulfilled just after the Exodus for Israel, it still has current application as believers In Messiah (Christ) believe they have received a land and home above;

‘But God, being rich in mercy,… made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, remember… the commonwealth of Israel… the covenants of promise,… you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,’
(Ephesians 2:4‭-‬6‭, ‬2:12‭, ‬2:19 ESV)

For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.
But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 11:14‭, ‬11:16 ESV

‘…the Israel of God.’
(Galatians 6:16 NASB2020)

Before A Meal In Scripture

Most are familiar with the concept of blessing before a meal or snack.

This healthy habit is largely birthed by rabinnical (Pharisee) tradition, and can be seen in Holy Scripture;

Having said this, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all, and he broke it and began to eat.
Acts 27:35 NASB2020

‘Now while they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples…’
(Matthew 26:26 NASB2020)

‘Then Jesus spoke… saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses. Therefore, whatever they tell you, do and comply with it all…’
(Matthew 23:1‭-‬3 NASB2020)

Blessings We Say Before And After A Meal/Food?

We now see that blessing G-d and giving thanks before and after a meal is a commandment in Holy Scripture.

Here are the traditional blessings for different types of food for reference;

The Blessings Before Meals

The various blessings before eating are spelled out in both English and Hebrew, and spoken for the different classified foods here;

www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/90551/jewish/Texts-of-Blessings-Before-Eating.htm#1

The Blessings After Meals

The various blessings after one has finished eating are spelled out in both English and Hebrew for the different classified foods here;

www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/279951/jewish/Grace-After-Meals.htm

Note: One may note that the King Messiah has instructed us to not make out prayers lengthy for the sake of it, or pray in public for the sake of being seen by others (Matthew 6:5-8).

With this in mind, if some traditional blessings are too long for you, such as Birkat Ha-Mazon (Grace After Meals; the blessing for after having eaten a meal which contained bread); a custom selection from said long blessing(s) is quite acceptable.

When Finishing A Blessing, Giving Thanks, And Praying

A believer finishes giving thanks to the holy G-d in the name of His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach) – as per the verse;

always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:20 NIV

Why and how so?

Because the name of the Messiah (Christ) is access to G-d, for prayer to be heard;

‘…Christ Jesus… through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.’
(Ephesians 2:13‭, ‬2:18 NIV)

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Not To Live With A Gentile / Sinner – (Acts 10:28, Mathew 8:20’s ‘foxes have holes…’, Galatians 2)

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Brief Summary

This explanation of Holy Scripture aims to share the instruction of how a believer is not to associate with an unbeliever – even under a residential roof, eating with them.

This is likely a statute derrived from the Law of Moses in an effort to keep the people of Israel separate and holy – as people tend to influence people;

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 NIV

At the same time, a believer is to be at peace, be polite and gracious;

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Romans 12:18 NIV

‘Let your conversation be always full of grace…’
(Colossians 4:6 NIV)

For the sake of clarification and terminology, Scripture states that people of all nations who believe in Christ, become citizens of Israel (Genesis 22:18, Galatians 3:16, Ephesians 2:12-13, 2:14, 2:19) – the Israel of God (ref. Galatians 6:15-16).

Table Of Contents:

Begin – Acts 10 Speaks Of The Ancient Statute
Further Evidence Of The Ancient Statute: Cornelius
The Statute Can Be Seen In Matthew 8:20’s ‘…foxes have holes,… but the Son of man hath nowhere to lay his head.’
How Do We Treat Sinning Brothers?
Benefits Of The Statute To Not Associate/Live With People Of The Nations
Believer’s Share With Gentiles, Peaceably

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Begin – Acts 10 Speaks Of The Ancient Statute

Acts 10 touches on this statute, where we read that it is not lawful to associate or visit anyone of another nation (unbelievers);

‘And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation…’
(Acts 10:28 ESV)

Note: Scripture states that people of all nations who believe in Christ, become citizens of Israel (Genesis 22:18, Galatians 3:16, Ephesians 2:12-13, 2:14, 2:19) – the Israel of God (ref. Galatians 6:15-16).

The verse does however then go on to say that Peter should not call any person unclean (unworthy) of associating with or visiting.

The explanation? This is speaking of persons who may have originally been born in other nations, and then believe the gospel (as these are made clean by faith);

‘…but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean.’
(Acts 10:28 ESV)

‘…“What God has made clean, do not call common.”’
(Acts 10:15 ESV)

We see in the next chapter of Acts, that the statute to not live or associate under a Gentile’s roof is further reinforced;

So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.”
Acts 11:2‭-‬3 ESV

The defence given by Peter as to why he visited Gentiles who had not officially believed in Christ (Messiah) yet, is the same as that which we have just read in Acts 10:15; he was given permission to meet under the roof of Cornelius – as G-d had allocated him to believe the gospel;

And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house.
Acts 11:12 ESV

Cornelius was being drawn by G-d to the Son. Peter certainly had permission;

‘No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him….’
(John 6:44 ESV)

Further Evidence Of The Ancient Statute: Cornelius

In Galatians 2, we see the account of when zealous Cephas was told off by the apostle Paul, because he refused eat with some Gentiles who had believed the gospel;

‘…James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and separate himself, fearing those from the circumcision.
But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in the presence of all, “If you, being a Jew, live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how is it that you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?’
(Galatians 2:12‭, ‬2:14 NASB2020)

The reason for the incorrect approach that Cephas displayed at that time, would have likely been that he was still grasping the ‘…truth of the gospel…’ (NASB2020) – in that, even Greeks who believe are deemed Israelites from then on (Genesis 22:18, Galatians 3:16, Ephesians 2:12-13, 2:14, 2:19, 6:15-16).

We also see this truth in Acts 21, where In The Temple – Paul Encourages Gentiles To Observe The Law Of Moses (Acts 21:24, 21:28, 26:19-21)

More on this can be read here:
[ www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/01/19/proving-paul-encourages-gentiles-to-observe-the-law-of-moses/ ]

The Statute Can Be Seen In Matthew 8:20’s ‘…foxes have holes,… but the Son of man hath nowhere to lay his head.’

We can perhaps see the statute of how a believing Israelite should not stay with unbelievers, as being atleast hinted to in the famous saying of the King Messiah (Christ);

And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”
Matthew 8:20 ESV

When it says ‘foxes’, this relates to sinful, unbelieving mankind, even some pharisees who were particularly hypocritical at the time – anyone engaged in foreign spiritual practices (John 8:44, Ephesians 6:12).

When it says ‘birds’ of the air, this relates to angelic beings and/or mankind who have died and gone on to what is next in a spiritual-type of form (ref. Matthew 13:31-32 & Psalm 84:3; The kingdom of heaven likened to a tree in which birds nest).

These two groups have places to stay, however the King Messiah (Christ) was a righteous person whom Scripture states had no place to stay – especially when travelling.

In this verse Christ represents a believer walking in the way of the LORD.

His faithful disciples did stay with him, G-d allocated them to be faithful followers with him and have authority over demons and spirits then (Matthew 10:1-4, John 17:20).

A person might state that Judas was a sinner, thus the verse cannot possibly be compatible with the statute of how believers are not to live with Gentiles/sinners;

‘But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him),… was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it.’
(John 12:4‭, ‬12:6 ESV)

The explanation here could perhaps be, that by having Judas (a then sinning thief) staying with the faithful, that this is a prime example given to mankind as to what happens to Israel if we begin to mix and live with the nations, break the statute of being set apart, and become unequally yoked.

This is said as in that account it ended very badly.

The sinner eventually betrayed the faithful, and this famously led to the death of the righteous in this instance.

How Do We Treat Sinning Brothers?

After taking the instructed steps found in Matthew 18:15-17, Holy Scripture instructs believer’s to treat sinning brothers mercifully – however, as if they are gentiles instead of brothers (with mercy, kindness, though a distance and caution) – until they ideally repent, turn, and come back to the fold;

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
Matthew 18:15‭-‬17 ESV

This is a positive motivator to the sinner.

Scripture further, shows us that those who do not believe in Christ (i.e. by way of following him), are inturn deemed unclean, common; ‘dead’;

Another of the disciples said to him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” And Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”
Matthew 8:21‭-‬22 ESV

This terminilogy is with regards to everlasting life without end at resurrection.

Benefits Of The Statute To Not Associate/Live With People Of The Nations

The benefits of this statute according to Torah Law are essentially a positive, preventative measure against intermarriage, cross breeding between Israelites and Gentiles (non believer’s), and the adoption of forbidden any spiritual practices;

Exodus 34:15 and Deuteronomy 7:3-4 are two passages which show us that intermarriage with unbelievers and foreign spiritual practices are all forbidden;

Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them: you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons. For they will turn your sons away from following Me, and they will serve other gods; then the anger of the Lord will be kindled against you and He will quickly destroy you.
Deuteronomy 7:3‭-‬4 NASB2020.

Genesis 34:14-17 is an actual account that took place prior to Messiah.

Circumcision was the indicator then amongst the Jews that meant successful conversion.

For marriage to take place, a foreign male would need to be circumcised to join the people, to get married.

This is the same attitude that some zealous Pharisees who believed in Christ (Messiah) still clung to in Acts 15:1 – however we later learn that it is the believing in Messiah (Christ) that renders a person joined with the Holy G-d by grace though faith (Acts 15:8-9, Isaiah 56:6, Ephesians 2:8-9).

Said believing person then gets circumcised (Romans 3:31, 6:1-3 ESV).

[More on this matter can be read in the explanation entitled: ‘Acts 15:1 – Circumcision Was Never Abolished.

https://orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/07/14/acts-15-1-circumcision-was-never-abolished/ ]

Believer’s Share With Gentiles, Peaceably

With all this having been Peaceably shared, a believer shares the gospel peaceably with unbelievers, ideally as we see in the example of the apostle Paul – in public settings;

So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious in all respects.
Acts 17:22 NASB2020

May we be found imitators;

‘…imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.’
(Hebrews 6:12 NIV)

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Hebrews 5:8 – Christ ‘…Learned Obedience…’ More Clearly Translated And Explained.

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Brief Summary

The following explanation simply aims to share a clearer translation, along with an in-line explanation of Hebrews 5:8 – in that, Christ has always been obedient, however, his walk here allowed him to be ‘submissive’ to G-d’s will whilst in a body of flesh, all without sinning (ref. Hebrews 4:15).

This was an amazing accomplishment, as the flesh is notoriously weak (Matthew 26:41).

The translation and explanation assist in learning the meaning of it.

Begin

though he were a Son, yet learned he (G5218) submission [to G-d’s will, whilst in a body of flesh] by the things which he suffered;
Hebrews 5:8 KJV

Here, the Strong’s Concordance Greek word number G5218 is usually translated as ‘obedience’.

The word can be viewed in the interlinear text here: https://biblehub.com/interlinear/hebrews/5-8.htm

Perhaps in this instance, the translation that is more clear, would be ‘submission’ as it refers to Christ being submissive to the will of G-d, whilst he suffered in a body of flesh.

Verse 7 confirms this context, as it begins by speaking of the Messiah (Christ) when he was walking the earth in a body of ‘flesh’;

Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications…’
(Hebrews 5:7 KJV)

If we read on, Verse 9 can also then be quite hard to grasp.

The verse typically reads as;

And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,
Hebrews 5:9 ESV

However the better way to legally begin the verse is;

‘And completing his course, he became the…’

More on this can be found here:

Hebrews 5:9: Christ Was ‘Made Perfect’ – (More Clearly Translated And Explained).

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/07/21/hebrews-59-christ-was-made-perfect-more-clearly-translated-and-explained/

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

http://www.Christianity-in-Context.com
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Why The Devil Is ‘Unresponsive’ And ‘Immobilised’ Forever, How There Are No More Outward Miracles Here For Believers, And More…

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Brief Summary

Showing how the devil (satan/Lucifer ref.Isaiah 14:12 KJV) and all his angels are no longer responsive, but are instead unresponsive and immobilised forevermore, as they have been judged.

This will also be confirmed as true by explaining these other valuable and important topics which essentially all serve as proofs to each other;

■ The Devil And His Angels Used To Be Reachable And Responsive On Earth
■ The Devil And His Angels Where Judged, And Are Now Nolonger Responsive, As They Are ‘Locked In’, Immobilised Forever.
■ The Dead Cannot Be Comminicated With Any More, Sinful Practices Such As Mediums And Necromancers Are Extinct
■ People Go Up, And Then Come Back Down. Believers In Christ Live Above Forever Though.
■ The Mark Of The Beast In Isaiah 14:17
■ G-d Nolonger Allows Outward Miracles Or Signs By His Holy Spirit, But Does Allow Believers To Become Born Again Here.
■ What Miracles And Spiritual Things Exist Today?
■ How Can You Be So Sure The End Has Been, And Christ (Messiah) Returned (Spiritually)?

The end result of this explanation is that we will find that we are currently in a very spiritually dry earth here, where sin is rampant.

The devil, his angels and every biblically unclean spirit are all unresponsive and immobilised – and there are only a few vital spiritual inward miracles pertaining to believers being born again by believing in Christ (Messiah) existing (Ezekiel 36:26-27, 2 Corinthians 5:17, John 3:3).

There is also the spiritual phenomenon known as the ‘overwhelming scourge’, which serves as a wicked force to believers and results in trials here (Isaiah 28:18 ESV, Romans 7:19‭-‬21, Ephesians 6:12).

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Begin

■ The Devil And His Angels Used To Be Reachable And Responsive On Earth

Isaiah 14:12 KJV onwards states that the devil was thrown out of heaven down to this earth – much like Revelation 6:13;

…how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Isaiah 14:12 KJV

and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.
Revelation 6:13 NASB2020

Note: the unripe figs are not desirable, just as a ‘…loathed branch…’ (Isaiah 14:19 ESV) is undesirable.

Once upon a time before the devil was thrown into the lake that burns with fire (Revelation 20:10), and the great judgement took place and death and Hades were thrown into the lake that burns with fire (Revelation 20:11-15) – people actually had the ability to communicate with and see the devil, the fallen angels and other unclean spirits (Revelation 18:2);

‘…How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!’
(Isaiah 14:12 ESV)

and,

But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit. Those who see you will stare at you and ponder over you: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms,
Isaiah 14:15‭-‬16 ESV

Isaiah 14:15-16 tells us that satan the devil dwelt in the lowest parts of Sheol (the underworld) – a place where people used to go when they died.

These dead souls could certainly see satan as Isaiah 14:15 states, and these dead people and perhaps other spirits could be summoned and raised up by people here on earth, and relay information.

We see the example of righteous Samuel being raised up by a medium/necromancer, and speaking with King Saul in 1 Samuel 28.

The practice of being a medium or a necromancer is forbidden according to the Law of Moses in the Bible (Deuteronomy 18:10-12).

In the end times, it is unlikely that people on this earth could raise satan up and see him literally whilst he was in sheol, as the purpose of him being locked in there was so he could not deceive the nations – unlike when he was released for a time (ref. Revelation 20:7-8);

‘And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to deceive the nations…’
(Revelation 20:7‭-‬8 ESV)

Isaiah 14:15 states he was in the most extreme parts of sheol with the Hebrew word translated as ‘pit’ also meaning ‘dungeon’ according the the Strong’s Exhaustive Hebrew Concordance for word 953;

But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.
Isaiah 14:15 ESV

Revelation 20:7 states this pit is likened to a ‘prison’, and we find that this ‘pit’ is more of an ‘abyss‘ with a sealed door, and could thus be compared to a dungeon – as it was ‘sealed… over him’ for 1,000 years;

and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.
Revelation 20:3 ESV

When satan was released from the pit (abyss) and allowed to roam – this is where he would have been visible and or audiable to mankind, here.

This changed though, as we will see.

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■ The Devil And His Angels Where Judged, And Are Now No Longer Responsive, As They Are ‘Locked In’, Immobilised Forever.

Prophecy/Allusion:

‘…his yoke shall depart from them, and his burden from their shoulder.”’
(Isaiah 14:25 ESV)

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Isaiah speaks of when the time came for the devil to be judged and rendered unresponsive and immobilised – when it says;

‘…burial…’
(Isaiah 14:20 ESV)

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance H6900; ‘…burying place, grave, sepulcher’

Prior to this phrases such as ‘…like a dead body…’ and ‘grave’ (Isaiah 14:19 ESV) lead to this ‘You…in…burial’ (Isaiah 14:20 ESV).

Revelation tells us how the devil and his angels were actually rendered buried, unresponsive, and immobilised in Revelation 20:10 – when it states that they were thrown into the [spiritual] lake that burns with fire forever and ever;

and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Revelation 20:10 ESV

The ‘torment’ mentioned in Revelation 20:10 is the unresponsive immobilised state that the devil and all other biblically unclean spirits are locked in to.

The fire of the lake represents G-d’s judgement and wrath.

Further support to demonstrate that the devil and his angels are unresponsive and Immobilised forever more in the lake that burns with fire are;

2 Peter 3:7, where in verses 6 and 9 it speaks of perishing.
2 Peter 2:4, where in verse 3 it speaks of destruction, verse 5 speaks of ‘not spar'[ing], and verse 6 speaks of extinction.
Jude 1:6, where in verse 5 it says ‘destroyed’, verse 7 says ‘eternal fire’ (ref. ESV).

This is humbly submitted, as they all speak of ‘destruction’ both before and after the majority of these verses either speak of heaven or spiritual beings about to be judged.

Some References:
Before this section concludes, here are some grouped Scripture references relating to this;

The stars (rebellious spiritual beings) falling;
Revelation 6:12‭-‬13
Matthew 24:29
Mark 13:24‭-‬25 NASB2020
Isaiah 14:12-17

All unclean spirits are here, now Immobilised in the spiritual realm part of the lake that burns with fire;
Revelation 18:2

The fire that was used to judge
– 2 Peter 3:7 –
Heaven and earth were reserved for destructive fire (spiritual judgement, and also circumstance)
– Matthew 25:41 –
Eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

•Angels were in hell, once held for judgement.
2 Peter 2:4

• G-d is a consuming fire
Hebrews 12:29

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■ The Dead Cannot Be Comminicated With Any More, Sinful Practices Such As Mediums And Necromancers Are Extinct

Previously, people who died here could be comminicated with and even raised from beneath the earth’s soil, from death / sheol (the underworld; ref. Isaiah 28:18).

This sinful practice was done by engaging a medium/necromancer (ref. 1 Samuel 28:9-11), as we see in the account of when Saul erred and engaged a medium to raise the dead righteous Samuel (1 Samuel 28).

Now however, such sinful practice has also been muted and ceased, and this is given mention in Revelation 20:14.

This is said as these spiritual places were emptied of their dead (Revelation 20:13), these souls were judged, went the the new earth or back to this old earth as mortal people (Revelation 20:11-15).

In Revelation it then states that death and Hades (place(s) where the dead such as perhaps Samuel would to go after dying here), were also thrown into the same spiritual realm of the lake that burns with fire that the devil was also thrown into;

Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:14 ESV

Once thrown in to the lake, Death and Hades ceased, and this means there are no dead souls to communicate with, as they are either living for a time above until they are sent here to love for a time as humans, or living here as humans before they live above on the new earth.

This could perhaps be called ‘reincarnation for those who are not yet born again’ – and reincarnation is touched upon in the Holy Scriptures in places such as John 1:21, 9:2-3, Revelation 20:15.

More on what happens to unbelievers can be found here;

‘Unbelievers Judged By The Law Of Moses.’ And What Happens After Death? – (Revelation 20:12-13, Romans 2:12-13)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/12/15/revelation-2012-13-translated-and-briefly-explained/   .

Disclaimer: With this, be wary of spiritual apparitions and visions here also.

Scripture tells us that the Holy angels, and all those above in the new heaven and new earth, can look down on this earth, and are amazed at rebellious mankind – the people who populate this earth today;

“And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”
Isaiah 66:24 ESV

This is the last verse of Isaiah, and it has just followed the creation of the new heaven and earth (which are both above us) in verse 22 before it.

As all the Holy beings look down and view us from above, and G-d will no longer give His Holy Spirit to mankind for the purpose of outward miracles (Mark 13:24 KJV, Matthew 24:29), and judgement has taken place;

this should also be taken as a cue to deem any visions or spiritual apparitions as of a ‘satanic nature’ – and this comes about from the phenomenon known in Holy Scripture as the ‘overwhelming scourge’ (Isaiah 28:18-19, Romans 7:19‭-‬21, Ephesians 6:12), which is essentially antagonistic and a cause of much trial in this life for a believer. This is a safe approach, supported by Holy Scripture.

More on this spiritual phenomenon is touched upon in the sections entitled: ‘What Miracles And Spiritual Things Exist Today?

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■ People Go Up, And Then Come Back Down. Believers In Christ (Messiah) Live Above Forever Though.

At the time of the great judgement, death was emptied of all it’s dead, and they were each judged by their deeds in comparison to G-d’s good commandments (Revelation 20:11-12, 20:15).

From this time onwards death and Hades (spiritual places) were thrown in to the lake of fire (Revelation 20:14).

As they were spiritual places, this means they ceased to be functional – much like the devil, his angels (Matthew 25:41), and every unclean spirit (Revelation 18:2) have also been rendered unresponsive and immobilised.

This means that at the great judgement, if one of these dead people did qualify to a minimum threshold of good deeds, they were allowed to live a potential long life in the new earth above, followed by eventual death, and would then be sent back to this old earth.

If one of these dead souls did not qualify to a minimum threshold of good deeds, they were sent back to this earth straight away. (ref. Revelation 20:15) – as now only the lake of fire is given mention;

Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:15 NIV

Nowdays, after the great judgement, mankind who do not believe in Messiah (Christ) live in the new earth above for up to perhaps circa 1,000 years (ref. IBN EZRA on Isaiah 65:20, Isaiah 65:20).

We know that the new heavens and new earth are both above this earth, as just after they were newly created in Isaiah 66:22, those who live there can look down on this earth, and are appalled at the lawlessness and rebellious behaviour here (Isaiah 66:24).

This potential long life that an unbeliever might be blessed with above eventually ends, and this means that these people eventually ‘perish’ (John 3:16).

These unbelieving people, then come back to this old earth (the lake that burns with fire, which includes a spiritual and physical judgement and component), and then live here for a shorter time, as we do today.

These people ideally have the opportunity to believe the gospel and do good deeds, so they never have to return here, and instead they will live forever.

The reason why it is said unbelieving mankind go up to the new earth, and then come straight back down here is because the other in between places (death/sheol and hades) are no longer given mention – and this is perhaps why there are no further references of these spiritual places which are no longer functional (just like the devil).

Rather, it says sinners from now on are only thrown into the lake that burns with fire;

But for the cowardly, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and sexually immoral persons, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
Revelation 21:8 NASB2020

They come down, are judged, they go up. This repeats.

If they believe in Messiah (Christ); they go up forever and never come down (ref. Deuteronomy 28:13 ESV/see also Chabad, Isaiah 28:16-22, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:16).

For more about this going up to the new earth and coming back down, kindly see;

‘Unbelievers Judged By The Law Of Moses.’ And What Happens After Death? – (Revelation 20:12-13, Romans 2:12-13)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2020/12/15/revelation-2012-13-translated-and-briefly-explained/   .


■ The Mark Of The Beast In Isaiah 14:17

Featured Verse;

who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?’
Isaiah 14:17 ESV

Isaiah tells us that when the devil was active before the millennial rule of Christ (Messiah), and the great judgement – he made the world very morally corrupt (like a desert), and activley pursued keeping mankind from achieving their full potential;

Living according to the commandments and believing the gospel so that they could live forever above in the new heaven and earth.

Thus when it says ‘…did not let his prisoners go home…’ (ESV), this refers especially to both grave sin, and also the mark of the beast – where a person displays loyalty, worship, praise and allegiance etc. to the devil/beast.

The worshipping and mark of the beast are spoken of in Revelation;

A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.
Revelation 14:9‭-‬10 NIV

Ultimately, the mark of the beast refers to all those who had and have given allegiance, and or shown affiliation to the devil by worshipping the ‘beast’ – and this means that they are in turn worshipping the devil/satan/dragon (Revelation 13:1-4)/the created spirit being named in (Isaiah 14:12 KJV).

We know that the mark of the beast simply represents loyalty and or affiliation to the devil/satan from a quick review of the concordance.

The Strong’s Greek Concordance word number 5480 at http://www.biblehub.com states that the Greek word can also be translated into English as ‘sign’ – and when paraphrasing the associated HELPS Word study, this sign can be similar to a symbol which shows an undeniable connection between two parties, as an identifying mark.

Such could be spiritual in nature as we read in the book of Revelation that G-d’s people have His Holy Name written on their foreheads;

they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.
Revelation 22:4 NASB2020

According to Revelation 14:9-11, the people who worship the devil/beast and receive it’s mark are perhaps declined an opportunity to live forever in the new heavens and new earth perhaps for a time (Revelation 20:15).

These people are instead judged by their deeds as compared to G-d’s good commandments (Revelation 20:13-15).

This is humbly submitted as Revelation 21:8 tells us all sinners (inc. Idol worshippers, which is foreign worship) [eventually] perish into the lake that burns with fire.

The interlinear text can be found here:
www.biblehub.com/interlinear/revelation/21-8

For more on this, kindly see the section entitled: ‘People Go Up, And Then Come Back Down. Believers In Christ (Messiah) Live Above Forever Though.’

  We know that the staples of the way of the LORD are that one of His people may not worship any other spiritual being but Him – the uncreated G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob;

“You shall have no other gods before me.
Exodus 20:3 ESV

Nor may a person invoke the name of a created god in order to gain spiritual abilities;

“Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.
Exodus 23:13 NIV

More on monothiesm can be found in an article here:

The First Of The Famous Ten Commandments Explained – (Monotheism And It’s Importance)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/06/07/the-first-of-the-famous-ten-commandments-explained-monotheism-and-its-importance/


■ G-d No Longer Allows Outward Miracles Or Signs By His Holy Spirit, But Does Allow Believers To Become Born Again Here.

As mankind are not spiritual beings here, but rather consist of a physical body and perhaps a soul – this lake (earth) that burns with fire (the judgement and wrath of the Holy G-d), means that we do not physically cease or become unresponsive – rather, as His people have broken covenant with Him, the Messiah (Christ) had spiritually returned (Mark 9:1), and the great judgement has taken place (Revelation 20:11-15) – G-d has instead withdrawn His Holy Spirit with regard to His people (now including believers In Messiah (Christ)) performing outward miraculous signs and wonders.

The verse that tells us this is;

‘…the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,’
(Mark 13:24 KJV also see Matthew 24:29)

Explanation: Here, the sun represents Christ and how the actual context of the gospel has been distorted and since adopted by many.
The moon represents G-d not giving His Holy Spirit for the purpose of outward miracles).

and verses such as the following also confirm such;

As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
John 9:4 NIV

John 9:4 and 11:9-11 show us that ‘light’ and inturn ‘day’ speak of the ability to perform miracles such as when the faithful king Messiah (Christ) healed the blind man (John 9:1-6).

Later he went to raise his dear friend Lazarus from the dead (John 11:9-11), after speaking yet again about it still being possible to work (do outward miracles) then even at the eleventh hour when it was so close to the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, and his second coming a little later on, perhaps say around circa 70 AD (Mark 9:1).

Concerning end times and the [spiritual] desolate end here in the sense of righteousness and outward miracles, Scripture agrees again with there being perhaps no more anointing thereonwards for new believers to perform outward miracles, by G-d’s Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) – where it says in Revelation;

‘and the light of the lamp will not shine in you any more,…’
Revelation 18:23 (Clearer Translation)

Disclaimer: With this, be wary of spiritual apparitions and visions here also.

Scripture tells us that the Holy angels, and all those above in the new heaven and new earth, can look down on this earth, and are amazed at rebellious mankind – the people who populate this earth today;

“And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”
Isaiah 66:24 ESV

This is the last verse of Isaiah, and it has just followed the creation of the new heaven and earth (which are both above us) in verse 22 before it.

As all the Holy beings look down and view us from above, and G-d will no longer give His Holy Spirit to mankind for the purpose of outward miracles (Mark 13:24 KJV, Matthew 24:29), and judgement has taken place;

this should also be taken as a cue to deem any visions or spiritual apparitions as of a ‘satanic nature’ – and this comes about from the phenomenon known in Holy Scripture as the ‘overwhelming scourge’ (Isaiah 28:18-19, Romans 7:19‭-‬21, Ephesians 6:12), which is essentially antagonistic and a cause of much trial in this life for a believer. This is the safe approach, supported by Holy Scripture.

More on this spiritual phenomenon is touched upon in the sections entitled: ‘What Miracles And Spiritual Things Exist Today?’

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■ What Miracles And Spiritual Things Exist Today?

To facilitate the everlasting gospel (ref. Revelation 14:6), as per the New Covenant (Jer 31:31), those who believe in Messiah (Christ; Isaiah 42:6, 49:8), recieve a new heart to in turn be open to G-d’s good commandments, and are caused/enabled by G-d’s Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) to observe His good ways (Ezekiel 36:26-27, 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV).

This is referred to as being born again (born from above) (John 3:3).

There is spiritual resistance that a believer comes across, and this phenomenon is referred to as the ‘overwhelming scourge’ (Isaiah 28:18-19), which is given mention in Romans 7:19‭-‬21, and is literally wielded by those mentioned in Ephesians 6:12.

The Scriptures state that satan the devil is in charge of such here;

‘…the prince of the power of the air…’ (Ephesians 2:2 KJV)

As we have read from Isaiah 14 and Revelation that the devil is now unresponsive and immobilised – much like in a coma, forever; the wicked, spiritual overwhelming scourge phenomenon rests in the hands of those mentioned in Ephesians 6:12, and as per Revelation 13:4 this includes worldy government and the like;

‘…they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast…’
(Revelation 13:4 NASB2020)

and,

‘Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth…It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast…’
(Revelation 13:11‭-‬12 NIV)

[Note: and in turn they worship the dragon (satan), as per Revelation 13:4.]

Thus we see that the devil is the one who was in charge of the power of the air, we also see that Christ is the access to the Father (G-d);

For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Ephesians 2:18 KJV

The born again newness is only found by believing in G-d and in Christ (Messiah) (Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1) and is essential to see the kingdom of G-d (John 3:3, 3:5).

In a believer’s life here, the resistance forms part of the trials that a believer must continually endure through (James 1:2-4, 1 Peter 1:6, John 16:33, Revelation 14:9 and 14:12).

More on the wicked, spiritual overwhelming scourge can be read here;

You Are Not Sinning*, They Are! (Spiritual Wickedness; Isaiah 28, Romans 7, Ephesians 6:12)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/21/you-are-not-sinning-they-are-the-enemy-isaiah-28-romans-7-ephesians-6/    .

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■ How Can You Be So Sure The End Has Been, And Christ (Messiah) Returned (Spiritually)?:

Mark 9:1 states that Christ (Messiah) would return before the generation he spoke with would pass away;

And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.”
Mark 9:1 ESV

One such disciple from that generation who would still be alive here at the second coming of Christ (Messiah), was mentioned in John 21 – where it says;

‘…“Lord, what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?…
So the saying spread abroad among the brothers that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?” This is the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true.’
(John 21:21‭-‬24 ESV)

The return was spiritual like ‘lightning’;

For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Matthew 24:27 NIV

Lightning (G796) in Matthew 24:27, just as the angel that appeared back at the tomb where the resurrection of the Messiah (Christ) took place, had an overall appearance that features the same Greek word (G796) in Matthew 28:3 which is translated into English as lightning;

His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
Matthew 28:3 NIV

The second return of Messiah (Christ) perhaps being circa 70 AD at the destruction of the second Temple – within a biblical generation (40 years) as per Mark 9:1.

The devil having been being buried (Isaiah 14:20), and rendered unresponsive and immobilised in the lake that burns with fire (Revelation 20:10), a little over circa 1,000 or so years after that.

Hoping it is fruitful with you, and may the Holy G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach)

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Exodus 21:7-11: How To View And Explain The Statute For A Slave Wife.

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Brief Summary

Exodus 21:7-11 provides instruction with regard to a father selling his daughter to another Israelite to be a slave/servant, with a view to marriage.

Ultimately from reviewing this commandment and the fuller scope of Holy Scripture that will accompany it, we will find that;

a) The Law of Moses is to be observed, however,
b) Halakhah (Jewish Law: oral and the written) states that Jews/Israelites are to abide by local laws in general, and this mixed place typically forbids multiple wives (poligomy), which this passage lightly touches upon.
c) Holy Scripture encourages believers to be content with one wife (1 Timothy 3:2).
d) Divine halakhah states divorce is only acceptable in the event of sexual immorality (Matthew 5:31-32).
e) The Tanakh (Old Testament) and New Testemant (Brit Chadasha) are thus in agreement.

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Peaceably, it’s best not to explain away verses and passages from the Old Testament – so here is the explanation which is also consistent with both ancient sages and the New Testament;

7 “When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do.
Exodus 21:7‭ ESV

[Explanation: A father’s daughter is dealt with differently when compared to a son, in the event she is found unsuitable. Essentially, she does not need to be redeemed – meaning she goes out of her slave worker position free of charge, unlike a male servant who must be redeemed with money during their designated service period.
This free release applies in the event that verse 10 has been transgressed, and thus verse 11 is actioned. ]

8 If she does not please her master, who has designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has broken faith with her.
Exodus 21:8 ESV

[Explanation: A/the purpose of paying for a servant girl was for a help – and all going well, a wife.
If the arrangement was not going well, the servant girl could be redeemed (money could be paid by her father to the man who originally paid for her, and she could then be released and free).
The man who originally purchased her as a slave helper with the view to her becoming his wife, is forbidden from on-selling her to a foreign people, however as per the next verse (9) – he can designate her for his son, and then address her as a daughter from that point onwards.]

9 If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her as with a daughter.
Exodus 21:9 ESV

10 If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, or her marital rights.
Exodus 21:10 ESV

[Explanation: If the man marries another wife, the slave girl who became his wife is not to be neglected in the above mentioned areas.]

11 And if he does not do these three things for her, she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.
Exodus 21:11 ESV

[Explanation: If the slave girl who became his wife is neglected (G-d forbid) – this is the scenario where she is allowed to go out from this arrangement free of charge, as verse 7 alludes to.]

Instituted Halakhah (Jewish Law) To Consider

As is the process with Torah Law, its application, and the proscribed approach to observing the statutes – there are some items that need to be considered with along this commandment, the first being divine halakhah as given from G-d and spoken by the Lord Jesus (Yehoshua) Christ (John 12:49, Isaiah 50:4);

• Divorce:
Divorce (a get) is only allowed in the event of sexual immorality in a marriage arrangement (Matthew 5:31-32).

This is the stipulation for the man and her being legally divorced.

This being said, if neglected, she may separate – meaning she may go out of her servitude position, but not divorce, as per 1 Corinthians 7:15, 7:21 guides us.

If we draw upon 1 Corinthians 7:37-38, this would ultimately mean she would be doing ‘better’ as a believer if she did infact separate (not divorce), if neglected – as she would then be in a position to focus on her faith and observance first and foremost.

• One Wife
This mixed earth that we currently exist on typically only permits one spouse by local law, and it is Halakhah to abide by a local law such as this.

We can observe this by way of custom and tradition.

Further, if a believer does burn with desire (1 Corinthians 7:8-9), Holy Scripture encourages believing men to have only one wife (1 Timothy 3:2 ESV), otherwise they may be too distracted from their faith, diligent observance, and the sharing of the good news (Gospel) (1 Corinthians 7:32-35).

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen, created Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Note:
Rashi has been a blessing along with the other sages in the interpreting of this passage to a good extent.

His commentary can be found here: www.sefaria.org/Rashi_on_Exodus.21.8.2?lang=bi
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The Tanakh (Old Testament) Never Really Intended The Messiah (Christ) To Have A Typical, ‘Traditional’ Birth (Psalm 110:1, Matthew 22:42-46)

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Brief Summary

This explanation is another proof which shows that the Messiah is Christ.

This is achieved by sharing Psalm 110:1 and how it actually tells us that the Messiah would not have a typical, ‘traditional’ birth – as Matthew 22:42-46 explains by way of riddle.

This explanation is extracted from the larger article entitled ‘Proving The Messiah (Jesus) Is King David’s Descendant – From The Torah (Definitive)‘.

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Did you know that the Tanakh (Old Testament) never really intended Christ to be of a typical, ‘traditional’ birth – or even an actual ‘literal blood descendant of king David – by way of Messiah’s human father’?

This is actually a key fact, as without it, Psalm 110:1 would be broken.

You see, in Psalm 110:1, King David actually calls the Messiah (Christ) his ‘master’/’lord’ – a title which a parent does not usually use when speaking of his own offspring;

The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”
Psalms 110:1 NIV

The New Testament (Brit Chadasha) answers to this effect expounding on the context of the Psalm in a riddle;

saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?”
They said to him, “The son of David.”
He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’?

If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?”
And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.
Matthew 22:42‭-‬46 ESV

Here, the Messiah (Christ) is attached to and descended from the house of king David – however, Christ was not born of his human father Joseph’s seed (G-d put Christ into faithful Mary’s womb via way of miracle, and Mary was then married to Joseph).

Christ is thus both a descendant of king David by way of poetic, spiritual linkage – and at the same time, is superior to king David, being his lord, as per the Psalm and the New Testament (Brit Chadasha) explaining it.

This answers and explains how the Tanakh (Old Testament) actually foretells and notified us, that the birth of the Messiah (Christ), and inturn his literal family link to the house of King David and also Solomon, would not be typical, but very special – as a father does not address his son as his lord (superior).

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen, created Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Can We Use The Name Jesus For The Messiah (Christ)?

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Brief Summary

The name of the Messiah (Christ) – the created, righteous Son of G-d, has appeared in and has reportadly been translated back and forth through several languages – such as Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and back to Greek.

This explanation shares the variants, language rescource(s) and even variants to the names of other men that appear in the Bible.

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Here is a link from Biblehub which features the Strong’s Concordance ancient Greek word that is usually translated to ‘Jesus‘ in the Holy Scriptures;

www.biblehub.com/greek/2424.htm

The above is a highly accurate, legal concordance (a resource used for linguistic study and translation) – and from the link we can see that there are different variants of the word which resemble the name of Christ (Messiah).

From the Strong’s Concordance and the Exhaustive edition (appearing a little lower on the page), we arrive at some of the following variants which have been lined up on a type of familiar word progression to see;

Iesou -> Yeshu -> Yeshua -> Yehoshua.
Iesous -> Jesus -> Yeshua -> Yehoshua.

According to some*, Ye[ho]shua also appears to perhaps be the accepted traditional variant to Yeshua.

Both appear in the Greek Concordance and perhaps better represent the Hebrew as if it were translated into English.

Jesus appears to have similarities to Iesous and perhaps also Yeshu[a].

Which one should we use?

Many Hebrew names in the Bible can tend to appear a little differently in the New Testament, and even in the Septuagint (the Greek translation of the Old Testament) – once they go through the ‘language wash cycle’.

Such include ‘Isaiah’ (Isaiah 1:1) and ‘Esaias’ (Matthew 3:3) which was from ‘Yeshayahu‘ (www.biblehub.com/hebrew/3470.htm ),

and even,

‘Elijah’ (2 Kings 2:2) from a longer original Hebrew variant to ‘Elias’ (Matthew 17:4), and the like.

Peaceably, perhaps all these variants seem to be treasured. If a person was against the use of the name ‘Jesus’ (Iesou -> Yeshu), and was thus enforcing such abstinence as mandatory practice on others;

do they also refrain from using the name Isaiah and instead use Yeshayahu – and if so, on what grounds, as Isaiah is accepted and used frequently by the dear scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23:1-3).

Really hoping all good things go well, and it is fruitful.

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen, created Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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‘Echad’: How Mark Shows Us It Simply Means G-d Is One, Not Three, And That There Is No Other (Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 12:32).

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Brief Summary

The purpose of this explanation is to demonstrate the context of what Deuteronomy 6:4 means when it says ‘…the LORD is one.’.

Some feel that the Hebrew word (echad) that is translated as ‘one’ can also mean ‘united’, and thus they will mistakenly try to associate this with the man-made incorrect 3-in-1 doctrine known as the ‘trinity’.

What we do find is that Scripture answers Scripture here, with regard to the context of Deuteronomy 6:4 – as it is clarified in Mark 12:32; ‘…there is no other.’

An interesting current day extrabiblical reference will also be shared, which agrees with the fuller scope of Holy Scripture in this instance.

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Deuteronomy 6:4 reads as follows;

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
Deuteronomy 6:4 ESV

In the New Testament (Brit Chadasha), after the King Messiah (Christ) references Deuteronomy 6:4 in the book of Mark, the context to the above verse is shared with us;

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Mark 12:29 NIV,

The context of the the phrase ‘…the LORD is one.’ is given to us in Mark 12:32 – which reads as follows in its entirety;

“Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.
Mark 12:32 NIV

The context of Deuteronomy 6:4 is thus confirmed as not to be relating to plurality, multi-unity, or united-ness of any kind – but rather, oneness.

Oneness in the context that ‘there is no other’ [G-d] that Israel – the chosen people, made up of people of all nations who believe (Genesis 22:18, Galatians 3:16) – may worship.

An interesting observation is that this context is given mention in the siddurim (prayer books) of zealous though currently unbelieving Judaism.

Currently, one may look on the first pages of the Shema, in the English which recites Deuteronomy 6:4, and see this exact context mentioned in brackets. (Reference: Artscroll Transliterated Interlinear Prayer Siddur (Weekday).

The ancient Hebrew word ‘echad’ (H259), which is translated as ‘one’ in Deuteronomy 6:4, can be examined on the Biblehub website here with it’s legal English definitions and usages from the Strong’s Hebrew Concordance and Exhaustive Concordance.

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen, created Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Hebrews 7:27 Explained – Human Sacrifices Are Forbidden.

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The Formula For Proving Messiah Is Christ From The Torah.

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Brief Introduction

Branching from the Torah statute found in Deuteronomy 18:15-19 which instructs us to listen (and in turn do) what G-d’s prophets instruct or they will be punished, here is a formula for proving that the Messiah is Christ;

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Isaiah is a prophet of G-d.
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He states that all who believe live forever (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18).
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Ephesians 2:20 confirms Isaiah was speaking of Christ.
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Christ instructs us to believe in the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and also himself as Messiah (John 14:1)
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Isaiah 50:10 reads similar when it says ‘fears the LORD and obeys His servant…’
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John 3:16 confirms again what Isaiah stated (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, 28:20, 28:22).

If a person believes in Christ, they are ideally believing all Holy Scripture (Law, Prophets, Writings). This means everlasting life without end at resurrection.

If a person does not believe in Christ, and instead chooses to only cling to the first five books of the Bible (Torah), and dismiss the rest – there is no everlasting life to be had. Perhaps there is existence above with a potential long life of upto circa 1,000 years, before perishing, judgement, and being sent back to thus earth (ref. IBN Ezra on Isaiah 65:20, Revelation 21:8, 22:15).

In this last scenario, a person is sadly not truly clinging to the first five books of the Bible, as they are neglecting Deuteronomy 18:15-19, which instructs us to listen (and in turn do) what G-d’s prophets instruct, or they will be punished.

Hoping it is of benefit, shalom v’kind regards,

May the holy G-d bless you beyond maximum in His created, risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Matthew 5:17-18 Explained; ‘…not to abolish but to fulfill…’ and ‘…not a dot will pass from the Law until all is accomplished…’

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Introduction

Here we will see that in no place does the well read passage of Matthew 5:17-18 abolish or cancel Torah Law (the law of Moses).

Instead, we will learn that the things that these verses actually speak of are as follows;

A) Christ was not sent to cancel the Law of Moses, but rather observe (fulfil) G-d’s commandments in his own walk.

B) when it says ‘…not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.’ (ESV), this means no laws are cancelled as per the previous verse – however the ‘new covenant’ was put in place at his death and resurrection – and this means believers are under the new covenant, not the old.

The new covenant ultimately means everlasting life without end at resurrection, and a believer observes the Law of Moses with their believing in G-d and in Messiah (Christ).

You are most welcome to read on for more detailed information with references.

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Subject Passage:

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
Matthew 5:17‭-‬18 ESV

Part Verse 17:


‘…the Law…I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them….’ (ESV)

The verse here is telling us that Messiah (Christ) would not remove a single commandment from the Law of Moses.

It tells us instead that;

• Messiah (Christ) came to observe and satisfy all the commandments with regard to his own walk (Psalm 45:7), and fulfil prophetic verses, without sinning once (Isaiah 53:9, Hebrews 4:15).

He would then be raised from the dead and be declared High Priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, 45:7), mediating the new covenant (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, 53:12, Romans 8:34, Jeremiah 31:31) which means everlasting life to all who believe (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, Eph 2:20, John 3:16).

Part Verse 18:

‘…not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished….’ (ESV)

This verse re-emphisises the fact that the law of Moses is forever (Psalm 119:160).

At the death and resurrection of Messiah (Christ) however, the new covenant was instituted for all who believe (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8).

• Levitical sons of Aaron remain priests (Exodus 29:9, Isaiah 66:21-22), as these mediate the mosaic covenant.

The mosaic covenant of deeds based righteousness however does come to an end for those who believere in Messiah (Christ) (only) (ref. Hebrews 8:13, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Isaiah 53:11-12).

This is because Christ (Mesaiah) was given as a high priest and mediates the new covenant (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, 53:12, Romans 8:34, Jeremiah 31:31, Psalms 110:4) – which means righteousness from G-d by faith (Philippians 3:9) that results in everlasting life without end at resurrection, instead of a potentially long life at resurrection that ends in eventual perishing (Isaiah 65:20, IBN Ezra on Isaiah 65:20).

• Again, Christ Mediates the new covenant which means everlasting life without end at resurrection for those who believe (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, Eph 2:20, John 3:16).

He is the confirmed high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 45:7, 110:4, Hebrews 4:15) – a recognised priesthood (Genesis 14:8) that is legal and regarded.

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum,  believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus (Yehoshua) Christ (the Messiah). Amen.

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Hebrews 5:9: Christ Was ‘Made Perfect’ – (More Clearly Translated And Explained).

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Brief Introduction

The aim of this explanation is to more clearly translate Hebrews 5:9 in order to demonstrate that Christ has always been sinless, and thus did not need to be made ‘perfect’.

To some the more popular translations may be communicating contrary to this.

This will also assist in better understanding the next verse, as it is chronological and in agreement with Isaiah 42:6, and 49:8 – in that after Christ finished here (died, and was raised from the dead = ‘given’), he became high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 45:7, 110:4), for the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31).

Begin

The verse typically reads as;

And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,
Hebrews 5:9 ESV

However the better way to legally begin the verse is

‘And completing his course, he became the…’

This is because the word initially translated as ‘being made perfect’ has more literally and contextually valid definitions as per the Strong’s Greek Concordance;

5048. teleioó
‘Definition: to bring to an end, to complete…
Usage: (a) as a course, a race, or the like: I complete, finish…’

The verse now reads as follows, and is perhaps much more fitting as the verse after it speaks of him then becoming high priest, after fulfilling all commandments without sinning (Isaiah 53:9, Heb 4:15);

And completing his course, he became responsible for [G159., after he was ‘given’ for the new covenant (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8)] eternal salvation unto all them that obey him [as mediator and high priest (1 Timothy 2:5, Psalm 110:4)]; called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedek [because he loved righteousness, hated wickedness (Psalm 45:7), and was thus declared such (Psalm 110:4)].
Hebrews 5:9‭-‬10 KJV (amended)

This all agrees with other verses that agree Christ had no sin, and attest to his character thus;

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Hebrews 13:8 KJV

For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things just as we are, yet without sin.
Hebrews 4:15 NASB2020

Hoping it is fruitful.

May G-d bless in Christ (Messiah).


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Galatians 3:19: The Law – ‘…It was added because of transgressions until…’ (Explained)

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Brief Introduction

The purpose of this explanation of Holy Scripture is to show how Galatians 3:19 in no place abolishes the law of Moses (Torah), rather, it speaks of how it was put in place so mankind can know right from wrong, until the Messiah (Christ) arrived and everlasting life (the ‘promise’) would be made available to all who believe – by way of the new covenant (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, Jeremiah 31:31)

With this faith, a believer is instructed to learn and inturn observe the Law of Moses (ref. Romans 3:31 ESV).

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Galatians 3:19 reads as follows;

Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator.
Galatians 3:19 NIV

The verse is telling us that the law was essentially put in place to teach mankind that sin is sin (‘because of transgressions’).

It is true that it then states ‘until the seed to whom the promise was made to had come…’ – however this in no place states that the law of Moses (Torah) would then be removed or cancelled.

Rather, the verse begins to speak of ‘promise’.

The context of this mentioning of the word ‘promise’ in Galatians 3:19 can be found here in verse 21;

Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law.
Galatians 3:21 NIV

By the mentioning of the ‘promise’ and ‘life’ here, we see that Galatians 3:19 is communicating to us that [everlasting] life is only available to those who believe in Christ (Messiah).

This means that before Christ had completed his walk on the earth and been resurrected, mankind were being taught right from wrong from the law – without everlasting life being available just yet.

This was all leading up until the Messiah (Christ) would arrive, who’s appearance now allows for everlasting life without end to be freely available, under the new covenant.

Galatians 3:21 also then goes on to speak of righteousness, and the righteousness that is conducive of everlasting life is received by faith – this is described in Philippians 3:9 to an extent, very concisely.

If a person believes in Christ, they are ideally believing all Holy Scripture (Law, Prophets, Writings).

If a person does not believe in Christ, and instead chooses to only cling to the first five books of the Bible (Torah), and dismiss the rest – there is no everlasting life to be had.

In this last scenario, a person is sadly not truly clinging to the first five books of the Bible, as they are neglecting Deuteronomy 18:15-19, which instructs us to listen (and in turn do) what G-d’s prophets instruct, or they will be punished;

Isaiah is a prophet of G-d.
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He states that all who believe live forever (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18).
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Ephesians 2:20 confirms Isaiah was speaking of Christ.
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Christ instructs us to believe in the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and also himself as Messiah (John 14:1)
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Isaiah 50:10 reads similar when it says ‘fears the LORD and obeys His servant…’
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John 3:16 confirms again what Isaiah stated (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, 28:20, 28:22).

Hoping it is of benefit.

Shalom v’very kind regards,


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Should You Drive On The Sabbath To Meet?

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Here we will see that lighting a fire on the Sabbath is a forbidden activity, and with this the scribes and Pharisees explain that starting a car engine is also listed as a forbidden activity on the Sabbath as it involves sparks, the ignition and burning of fuel – even the boiling of water.

Solutions are peaceably submitted, along with Scripture references.

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Briefly the intent is to share what the Pharisees (typically dear Orthodox Jews) instruct on this matter.

They state that as the starting of a petrol style car engine required a spark, the ignition of fuel, and the continual burning of fuel – such is forbidden on the Sabbath.

In the Holy Scriptures we can see that kindling a fire on the Sabbath is a forbidden activity;

You shall kindle no fire in all your dwelling places on the Sabbath day.”
Exodus 35:3 ESV

Though we cannot see a fire when we start a car, the elements of fire typically exist under the hood behind the metal casings – with spark plugs, pistons and the like.

Further to this, a by-product of driving a car on the Sabbath might realistically also include the boiling of water in the radiator etc.

Boiling water is interpreted as also being prohibited on the Sabbath from the following verse;

he said to them, “This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD; bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over lay aside to be kept till the morning.’”
Exodus 16:23 ESV

In this instance it could perhaps easily be said that the ruling of the scribes and Pharisees is highly supportive of keeping the commandment G-d has given to observe the Sabbath day and keep it holy – thus we should do what they say here;

‘Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you…’
(Matthew 23:1‭-‬3 ESV)

Solutions To Not Being Able To Drive On The Sabbath To Meet

One may now be thinking; if driving is prohibited on the sabbath, how can I meet with a congregation to fellowship with on the day?

This is a good question.

A person / congregation can take alternative measures to meet.

Perhaps you can arrange private lockable accommodation at or within reasonable walking distance to the gathering.

Or perhaps individual lockable tents can be legally pitched at the address – all prior to the Sabbath commencing.

If these options are not available to a person, a known Pharisee today has said something along the lines of; it is best that a person stay home/in place, and keep the day holy in a legal and meaningful way – instead of breaking the commandment.

Congregations and fellowships can also meet on the ‘Lord’s day’ (ref. Rev 1:10) – meaning Sunday, the day Messiah (Christ) was resurrected;

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.
John 20:1 NIV

On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight.
Acts 20:7 NIV
(They met here after evening on Saturday. This would mean that the day was actually Sunday – as a new day starts at the evening.)

Potential Rebuttal:

Some might mistakenly raise the following rebuttal to the prohibition of starting and driving a car;

‘I do not feel that driving a car is work, or turning a key is starting a fire [directly] therefore I do it…’

Response:

Peaceably, in the verse which is interpreted from the Law of Moses which forbids the boiling of anything on the sabbath – there is no mentioning of a fresh fire being made…

What does this mean? To the person who might decide to put a pot of water on a pre-existing fire or flame to boil it on the Sabbath day – such would thus be breaking this commandment also;

‘…“This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD; bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over lay aside to be kept till the morning.’”
(Exodus 16:23 ESV)

The verse simply forbids cooking and boiling – just as the other verses in the Bible forbid lighting a fire, buying and selling, and carrying a burden (especially outside) etc.

This would mean that the indirect starting of a fire and boiling of water by turning the key to the ignition of a car – is breaking the commandments which forbid the kindling of a fire, and boiling of water.

Hoping it is of assistance, and that your study of the other Sabbath laws and restrictions is also fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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How Do You Know Food Is Kosher To Eat?

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Brief Introduction

With the written clean and unclean food laws which are found in places such as Leviticus 11, there are services such as the Orthodox Union, Kosher Australia, and Kashrut Australia which can assist in recommendations on acceptable food and drink items.

Kashrut Australia (www.ka.org.au) is given mention, for its expansive food directory, as a reference tool in your quiver.

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ka.org.au provide a product search feature, which advises a person as to whether a food item is kosher or not.

The product directory is a guide of sorts of reviewed food and drink items, is evergrowing, and can be accessed freely at www.ka.org.au .

The directory also provides its recommendations on food and drink items that may not have a ‘hechsher’ (a stamp of endorsement logo) on them, and such can be of great help if living in areas that do not deal primarily with kosher products.

Food items are investigated to see if they are acceptable, and such investigations might also consist of;

• where the food was made?

• what other food items share the same food equipment (e.g. ovens), if any? etc.

The KA product directory is compiled by scribes and/or Pharisees, and the relevant instruction from the risen King Messiah (Christ) himself is to hear and do – (contextually after weighing all is in accordance with Torah Law) – what the scribes and Pharisees say;

‘Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you…’
(Matthew 23:1‭-‬3 ESV)

Note: It’s good to be cautious, and double check. Items like bread can be made at home quite cheaply using flour etc. if you have access to cooking equipment.

Hoping it is fruitful.


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How Prayer Actually Works: ‘…ask for anything in my name, and I will do it.’ (John 14:13-14, 14:16 Explained)

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Brief Summary

These three verses are being highlighted to try to explain the basics of how prayer actually works.

From this we will see how here is no ‘trinity’ implied in the verses, by explaining two main facts, which briefly are;

A) Do we ask Christ for things in prayer?

No. The correct translation for these two verses in this instance is the KJV, which does not instruct any such thing.

B) What does it mean when it says Christ ‘will do it’ in both verses?

After we read John 14:16 with our two subject verses, we see that one of Christ’s duties is to pray to the Father – and this is consistent with other verses such as Isaiah 53:12 and Romans 8:34 which both state Christ ‘intercedes’ for people to G-d.

This is what Christ does as high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 5:10);

A person prays to G-d in Christ’s name (in honor/recognition of), and then Christ intercedes on our behalf with G-d.

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John 14:13-14 read as follows;

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 14:13 KJV

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
John 14:14 KJV

The reason why another translation is not being used here in this instance, is because the majority of other translators have rendered the verse in a way which reads as if it instructs us to pray to Christ.

Such also breaks the instructions found in the famous Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:9);

You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
John 14:14 NIV

Here, the KJV does not render G1473 of the interlinear text for the verse, so it does not have the ‘me‘ in it.

The Concordance shows us the word’s definition is ‘only expressed when emphatic’.

With this, we will now see how John 14:16 provides the context for John 14:13-14 – with regard to what Christ ‘will do’ for those who pray to the Father (G-d) in his name.

What Christ will do is also ‘pray to the Father’ in an effort to see such a prayer made in his name fulfilled;

‘And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you…’
(John 14:16 KJV amended)

To close, some verses which show us Christ as High Priest in the order of Melchizadek, interceding (praying) for people are;

‘…Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.’
(Psalm 110:4 KJV)

‘…designated by God as High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek.’
(Hebrews 5:10 NASB2020)

and,

‘…he… makes intercession for the transgressors.’
(Isaiah 53:12 ESV)

‘…Christ… who is even at the right hand of God,… also maketh intercession for us.’
(Romans 8:34 KJV)

We now know a little more about the basics of how prayer works.

This concludes the explanation, hoping it is fruitful.

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Responses to Jews For Judaism Content

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Introduction

Dear Mr. S,
Hoping you are well.

Please accept the following responses, complete with references, which answer the material you have submitted from those who currently and sadly do not believe, yet (May Hashem bless them).

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In response to the content displayed at:

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□ You submitted:

“The Messiah” to be a human being – without any overtone of deity or divinity

■ Response:

Correct.
‘G-d is not a man…’ (ref. Numbers 23:19).

□ You submitted:

…who will bring about certain changes in the world and fulfill certain criteria before he can be acknowledged as “The Messiah”.

■ Response:

The primary task the Messiah had was to bring Israel back to G-d by faithful repentance, and establish peace [between the Holy G-d and man].

This is done on an individual, case-by-case basis – and the peace that Messiah was to bring, was not world peace, but peace between G-d and each man individually.

How do we know?

Quickly,
• Messiah walked this earth faithfully observant,
• he was ‘given’ [in death and raised to life] to be high priest of the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31) – which ultimately means everlasting life above without end to all who believe;

‘…I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations,’
(Isaiah 42:6 ESV, also see 49:8)

Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: Therefore god (created Messiah), thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalm 45:7 KJV (amended)

• because he loved righteousness and hated wickedness, Holy Scripture states he was declared High Priest in the order of Melchizadek;

The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
Psalm 110:4 ESV

As high priest, Messiah makes intercession (prayer) for those who believe, and this is how we know forgiveness of sins and everlasting life is obtained by believing in him;

‘…he… makes intercession for the transgressors.’
(Isaiah 53:12 ESV)

‘…Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.’
(Romans 8:34 ESV)

And this is how we interpret the riddle of Isaiah 49:3 and 49:5; One Man (Messiah), Brings Back Israel To G-d – Isaiah 49;

Isaiah 49:3 and 49:5 feature ‘Israel’s twice.
In verse 3 ‘Israel’ refers to an individual man (Messiah), who brings back ‘Israel’ the nation (those that believe and repent) back to Hashem;

³ He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.”
⁵ And now the LORD says— he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord and my God has been my strength—
Isaiah 49:3‭, ‬49:5 NIV

One will note that it says it is an ‘easy’ thing for for Israel (man; v.3) to bring back Israel (nation v.5) to G-d;

‘he says: “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept….’
(Isaiah 49:6 NIV)

Sadly and without malice, all we need to do is look around today; the entire population of the people cannot even observe the Sabbath together.

Question: Why then does Isaiah say it is an easy thing for G-d’s servant to bring back Israel to Him? (49:6);

Answer: Because those of Israel whom are brought back to Hashem for everlasting life without end, upon resurrection – are those who simply, believe [in Messiah (Christ)]. Easy.

It’s speaking of an individual salvation of each person, on a case-by-case basis.

The Messiah (Christ) was pretty saddened that all of Israel did not believe he was the Messiah there and then – that is why it says;

But I said, “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing at all. Yet what is due me is in the LORD’s hand, and my reward is with my God.”
Isaiah 49:4 NIV

What then is the Messiah’s reward that it speaks of? Becoming High Priest in the order of Melchizadek.

As per the Psalm, the Messiah (Christ) loved righteousness and hated wickedness during his walk here – he was subsequently declared High Priest in the order of Melchizadek;

How do we really know Isaiah 49:3 uses Israel to speak of just one man?

Verse 8 confirms that this one man, was (figuratively) ‘given’ [over to death] in order to show his faithful obedience;

‘This is what the LORD says:… I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances,’
(Isaiah 49:8 NIV)

As we just read in the Psalms, he was confirmed and then declared as priest in the order of Melchizadek.

When it then says ‘given for a covenant’, it speaks of the Messiah acting as priest for the ‘new covenant’ (ref. Jeremiah 31:31-34, Ezekiel 36:26-27, Isaiah 28:16, Eph 2:20, John 3:16);

‘…I will make a new covenant…’
(Jeremiah 31:31 NIV)

The new covenant means forgiveness of sins (peace), and everlasting life by ‘believing’ (ref. Isaiah 28:16).

This new covenant is how Israel are brought back, even with tamid l’olam va-ed nefesh (life [above] continually without end).

□ You submitted:

• First of all, he must be Jewish…
• He must be a member of the tribe of Judah…
• He must be a direct male descendant of King David and King Solomon,…

■ Response:

Messiah (Christ) is.

For more detail, please see the explanation on His family geneology and Scripture explained:

Proving The Messiah (Jesus) Is King David’s Descendant – From The Torah (Definitive)

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/06/09/the-messiah-is-meant-to-be-king-davids-direct-descendant-proving-jesus/

As per the explanation of the genealogy found in Matthew chapter 1 (at the above link)  – Messiah (Christ) is of King David and King Solomon;

‘The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham: Jesse fathered David the king. David fathered Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah. Solomon fathered Rehoboam,
Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.
(Matthew 1:1‭, ‬1:6‭-‬7‭, ‬1:16 NASB2020)

The explanation will faithfully explain how this geneology is attributed to Messiah (Christ) – as the Prophets and Writings are consistently poetic and metaphorical.

On this note, where in 2 Samuel 7:12 (your submitted verse) does it say ‘direct’ descendant, and also where does it say that the prophet is not speaking spiritually, and poetically in this instance?

The explanation link again is;

www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/06/09/the-messiah-is-meant-to-be-king-davids-direct-descendant-proving-jesus/

□ You submitted:

He must gather the Jewish people from exile and return them to Israel 

■ Response:

Peaceably, Messiah has and does, and this has been explained above with regard to the riddle of Isaiah 49:3, and 49:5.

Thus, with your submission of Isaiah 11:12 and the matter of ‘gathering’ – kindly think verticle [corners of earth to heaven], and not horizontal [ends of earth to Israel here on earth];

“And he shall set up a banner for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” (Isaiah 11:12)

Explanation:
The people are called from the four corners of the earth, and reunited to G-d in Heaven by believing with their repentance.

They believe in G-d, they also believe in the risen Messiah (Christ) – the high priest in the order of Melchizadek, and this also results in everlasting life without end;

‘Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the voice of his servant?…’
(Isaiah 50:10 ESV)

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
John 14:1 ESV

‘a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’
Then your covenant with death will be annulled…’
(Isaiah 28:16‭, ‬28:18 ESV)

‘…Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,’
(Ephesians 2:20 ESV)

A believer’s end destination is in the New heaven and/or new earth forever without end, and these are above now (Isaiah 65:17, 66:22). Those their may look down upon us here, in disgust;

“And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”
Isaiah 66:24 ESV.

□ You submitted:

He must rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem 

■ Response:

This is a man’s interpretation of the prophet Ezekiel – civilly and without conceit, it is incorrect.

The full scope of Holy Scripture tells us something different;

There are no certified sons of Aaron here in this earth for priestly duties, thus there can be no certified temple service here – a waiver of such certified geneology criteria requirement would break something that is very explicit in the Torah.

Solution?

The Temple described in Ezekiel is spiritual and metaphorical.

The numbers given with regard to it might even be a code and represent spiritual things.

Briefly, it is actually speaking of all Israel who believe in Messiah (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8) and are thus blessed in the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31).

These believers form a ‘spiritual temple’;

in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
Ephesians 2:21‭-‬22 ESV

‘you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house…’
(1 Peter 2:5 ESV)

No [genuine/authorised] Temple in this lifetime, here.

Quickly, did you know that it looks like there is no Temple in the New earth (above) – new Jerusalem;

‘…the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.’
(Revelation 21:10‭, ‬21:22 ESV)

[When it says the ‘Lamb’, there’s no idolatry being referenced. The ‘Lamb’ refers to the Messiah (Christ), who is referred to as the ‘Lamp’ of G-d – Hashem’s representative.]

He (Messiah) is there now in the new earth (above);

‘…its lamp is the Lamb.’
(Revelation 21:23 ESV)

The Temple is actually in the New Heaven (above the new earth), and Messiah (Christ) has access there aswell;

‘Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire…’
(Revelation 14:17‭-‬18 ESV)

‘…the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation.’
(Hebrews 9:11 NIV)

‘…he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence.’
(Hebrews 9:24 NIV)

This Messianic criteria is thus fulfilled.

□ You submitted:

He will rule at a time of world-wide peace 

■ Response:

Kindly see the response(s) above i.e. Isaiah 49:3, 49:5, 49:4 – genuine world peace is ‘upstairs’, not here.

□ You submitted:

“…they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” (Micah 4:3)

■ Response:

This is referring to life in the new heavens and new earth, though moreso within Israel (above, in the new earth) and especially on His Holy mountain – as it says with regard to inside [Israel above] and outside [oustide the borders of Israel above];

¹⁴ Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.
¹⁵ Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Revelation 22:14‭-‬15 ESV

‘…They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the LORD.’
(Isaiah 65:25 ESV)

□ You submitted:

Has there ever been peace since the time of Jesus?

■ Response:

Between the Holy G-d and fallen mankind who believe and repent Him – yes, there has and is peace, by believing in His servant whom He has sent.

This is how the prophets are to be read.

Here the following lawlessness and corruption will sadly continue as a general rule for all sinners, even those who do not believe;

For wickedness burns like a fire; it consumes briers and thorns; it kindles the thickets of the forest, and they roll upward in a column of smoke.
Isaiah 9:18 ESV

And that is why;

‘…their fire shall not be quenched…’
(Isaiah 66:24 ESV).

□ You wrote:

He will rule at a time when the Jewish people will observe G-d’s commandments 

“My servant David shall be king over them; and they shall all have one shepherd. They shall follow My ordinances and be careful to observe My statutes.” (Ezekiel 37:24)

■ Response:

Messiah rules from above, and it is certainly peaceful above in the new heaven and new earth.

This is why it says his kingdom is forever and ever (he is immortal);

Thy throne, O god [Messiah], is for ever and ever: The sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
Psalm 45:6 KJV

‘…He will reign…forever….’
(Isaiah 9:7 NIV)

Riddle: How can there be world peace on this old earth, if it says Messiah reigns forever, and yet there is wickedness and smoke at the same time?

Answer: The rebels are here (Isaiah 66:24), and it is peaceful upstairs there (65:25, Revelation 21:4).

His people certainly do observe Torah faithfully as per G-d giving believers the promised Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit) within, and this causes those who believe in Messiah to observe faithfully and diligently;

‘…I will make a new covenant…’
(Jeremiah 31:31 ESV)

‘…I will give you as a covenant for the people…’
(Isaiah 42:6 ESV)

‘And I will give you a new heart… of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.’
(Ezekiel 36:26‭-‬27 ESV)

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

□ You submitted:

Regarding Torah observance;

‘The Torah is the Jewish guide to life, and its commandments are the ones referred to here. Do all Jews observe all the commandments? Christianity, in fact, often discourages observance of the commandments in Torah, in complete opposition to this prophecy.

■ Response:

Sadly what the majority know as ‘mainstream Christianity’ here – is not a representation of what the Holy Scriptures instruct.

Actual Christianity states the Torah is to be observed with one believing in G-d and Moshiach (Christ);

Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Romans 3:31 ESV

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
Revelation 14:12 ESV

‘Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven… unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’
(Matthew 5:19‭-‬20 ESV)

‘Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the voice of his servant?…’
(Isaiah 50:10 ESV)

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
John 14:1 ESV

A believer in G-d and Messiah (Christ) is instructed to be diligent, and items such as idolatry or foreign worship prsctives are is strictly prohibited – even for a new believer who is just beginning;

‘…abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.’
(Acts 15:20 NIV)

Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.
1 John 5:21 NIV

‘…“If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.’
(Revelation 14:9‭-‬10 NIV)

□ You submitted:

He will rule at a time when all people will come to acknowledge and serve one G-d

“And it shall come to pass that from one new moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before Me, says the L-rd” (Isaiah 66:23)

there are still millions if not billions of people in the world today who adhere to paganistic and polytheistic religions. It is clear that we have not yet seen this period of human history unfold.

■ Response:

Isaiah 66:23 specifically refers to life above in the new heaven and new earth, where Messiah is this very day.

We know this as the verse just before it states this and procides context;

‘“For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make…’
(Isaiah 66:22 ESV)

Further Isaiah 65 states that there is peace in the new heaven and earth also;

‘“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth… no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.’
(Isaiah 65:17‭, ‬65:19 ESV)

What about this fallen unclean earth here?

It remains, and they look down on it in sadness and disgust – note ‘…their worm shall not die…’;

And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh. [shall be disgusting to all ‘heaven’ flesh of the new earth which is above – re: ‘…touch the holes in my hands…’ (par. con. John 20:27)]
Isaiah 66:24 KJV (explanation in [in brackets])

□ You submitted:

All of these criteria are best stated in the book of Ezekiel Chapter 37 verses 24-28:

“And David my servant shall be king over them; and they shall all have one shepherd. they shall also follow My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Yaakov my servant, in which your fathers have dwelt and they shall dwell there, they and their children, and their children’s children forever; and my servant David shall be their prince forever. Moreover, I will make a covenant of peace with them, it shall be an everlasting covenant with them, which I will give them; and I will multiply them and I will set my sanctuary in the midst of them forevermore. And my tabernacle shall be with them: and I will be their G-d and they will be my people. Then the nations shall know that I am the L-rd who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary will be in the midst of them forevermore.”

■ Response:

Peaceably, this will not take place here, and any interpretation which states it will – is not the correct interpretation of the Holy Scriptures.

References;

‘Peace’ is above in the new heaven and earth, and when Ezekiel says,

‘…my tabernacle shall be with them: and I will be their G-d and they will be my people….’;

this is referenced in the Brit Chadasha (New Testament), and confirmed to apply to the new earth;

‘Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth…
I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,…
“Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
(Revelation 21:1‭-‬3 ESV)

□ You wrote:

If an individual fails to fulfill even one of these conditions, then he cannot be “The Messiah.”

■ Response:

A careful analysis of these criteria shows us that to date, only one has fulfilled every condition.

Certainly Jesus.

——-

I’d like to thank you for your diligence in reading though these responses.


Link two/two which you have submitted for response;

https://nojesus4jews.weebly.com/365-prophecies/the-list-ignores-true-messianic-prophecies-by-ezekiel

□ Response;

Peaceably, I feel that every single verse submitted here at this second link you have provided, has essenrially been answered in the above submission and response section for the first link which is written by those who currently and sadly do not yet believe.

If you feel there is a verse which is essentially un-addressed, please feel free to raise it. Shalom.

May Hashem bless beyond maximum im His created, risen Son Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach (the Lord Jesus Christ).

Shalom v’kind regards,

http://www.OrthodoxMessianicJudaism.com

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Further Reading

Proving The Messiah (Jesus) Is King David’s Descendant – From The Torah

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/06/09/the-messiah-is-meant-to-be-king-davids-direct-descendant-proving-jesus/

Luke 11:5-9 Parable Explained: The Gospel Is Eternal – Even After The End Of The Age, Everlasting Life.

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/05/12/luke-115-9-parable-explained-the-gospel-is-eternal-even-after-the-end-of-the-age-everlasting-life/

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About The Newness Promised in The Bible (Ezekiel 36:26-27) – Born Again (John 3:3).

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Brief Summary

The Old Testament speaks of newness which could be had by believing the New – by believing in Messiah (Christ) who was given [as high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, 45:7)] for the [mediating (1 Timothy 2:5)] of the New covenant (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, 2 Corinthians 5:17).

This article simply aims to list some of the blessings which are found in the New Covenant – one of the major blessings being everlasting life without end at resurrection.

Introduction

Here are some verses which speak of the New Covenant and or blessings found in it;

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.
Ezekiel 36:26‭-‬27 ESV

‘…if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
(2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV)

‘…times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;’
(Acts 3:19 NASB2020)

‘…cleansing their hearts by faith.’
(Acts 15:9 NASB2020)

What Is This Newness?

These verses speak of a [figurative] new heart and G-d’s Holy Spirit, as causing a person to observe His commmandments. These two items will now be explained;

About The New Heart

The new heart, means that a person will no longer desire the sinful things they used to indulge/dabble in – but rather have a heart for, and be open to, G-d’s commandments.

A person will then be inclined to seek, learn, and then observe the Law of Moses – and this is what the Holy Spirit does – causing/enabling one to observe the commandments (invisibly, and organic to an outward eye), and forsake any former unholy ways.

About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit within, means that in addition to having a soft new heart and being open to the commandments – this newness (being born again) means that person will cease being a slave to sin;

Negative sinful deeds, which may have been habitual and/or second nature – no longer overcome, defeat, or even seem pallitable to a believer in Christ with regard to wilful sin;

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Romans 8:13 ESV

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:24 ESV

‘…we who died to sin…’
(Romans 6:2 ESV).

An example of this would be a former shoplifter or adulterer, who now no longer wants to do shoplifting/adultery at any time – as opposed to just having a short break from the sinful deed, and then returning to it wilfully and habitually (2 Peter 2:20, Hebrews 10:26).

The very thought of shoplifting/adultery is offensive and an impossibility now that they believe in Messiah (Christ) and have repented.

This person had read up on the commandment ‘do not steal’/’do not commit adultery’ – and ever since, this good instruction has resonated with them, along with the rest.

This is a process, as a person must learn the law of Moses, before they can observe it – hence;

‘…to be conformed to the image of his Son…’
(Romans 8:29 ESV)

A believer might slip along the way (G-d forbid) – however – not wilfully (1 John 2:1, Hebrews 10:26).

There is the matter of the ‘overwhelming scourge’ in a believer’s life which Isaiah 28:18-19 ESV speaks on – however, one will find that this spiritual phenomenon means that the believer has not sinned (Romans 7:17), but rather the one(s) who sent it (the spiritual overwhelming scourge) are at fault (Ephesians 6:12) [See; You Are Not Sinning, They Are (Ephesians 6:12)].

As we are on the topic of change and the Holy Spirit within a believer, and how this enables/causes one to observe the Law of Moses and therefore undertake good deeds;

A believer in turn credits these good deeds to G-d, as without Him, we would likley not have even lifted a finger or come to the knowledge of the truth – despite any trials we may have gone through and time spent in getting to a certain level;

for it is God who is at work in you, both to desire and to work for His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:13 NASB2020

‘…What do you have that you did not receive?…’
(1 Corinthians 4:7 NASB2020)

‘…perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,’
(2 Timothy 2:25 NASB2020)

How Does This Newness Look?

Despite this born again newness being life changing – especially with one’s daily conduct from the outside, this change in a person’s lifestyle typically looks organic and commited, from another person’s point of view.

How Is This Classified As Spiritual Newess, And Not Just A Person Having A Simple ‘Change Of Heart’?

This newness does not mean a person will become a robot, and begin to see visions and arrows pointing the way in which they should go (in fact today all visions should be deemed satanic for the most part (2 Thessalonians 2:11)).

Nor is this newness part of a limited man-made self-help seminar.

On the other hand there is enduring positive change in a person, and this change is in line with what Holy Scripture defines as good (Rom 7:12)

A person is encouraged seek this newness and knock without ceasing (Luke 11:8, 11:10, Matthew 5:6).

Once that believing person has then been born again – and that believer has ceased being a slave to sin; this all grows stronger as they walk, and continue weighing approach etc.

This means negative sinful deeds, which may have been habitual and/or second nature – no longer overcome, defeat, or even seem pallitable to a believer in Christ;

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

The Law of Moses (Torah) is spiritual. Believe it or not, the Law of Moses (which includes the famous Ten Commmandments) is a spiritual law according to Holy Scripture;

‘For we know that the law is spiritual…’
(Romans 7:14 ESV).

If a person believes believes in Christ and is upholding the law of Moses (Romans 3:28, 3:31 ESV) – both in public and private; this is a very strong indicator that they are born again and spiritual (John 3:3);

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
Romans 8:7‭-‬8 ESV

This believer being spiritual is known as being ‘born again’ / ‘born from above’ (John 3:3), and this also represents the newness that is being discussed here, especially from Ezekiel 36:26-27.

Such a person is also demonstrating positive qualities and traits which are referred to as the ‘fruit of the Spirit’ – as a derivative of their believing;

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22‭-‬23 ESV

What Is The Purpose Of This Newness?

This ‘born again’ ‘newness’ is essential to, and a part of the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31, Hebrews 8:8).

The reason for this is that the entire concept of the new covenant is for a person to have a heart for G-d’s commandments – instead of an appetite for, and slavery to sin (ref. Jeremiah 31:32-33, Hebrews 8:9-10).

The new covenant is shared and obtained by way of the gospel, which is everlasting (Revelation 14:6).

The purpose of being born again (new) is;

• Freedom from slavery to sin
• Aquiring of positive values, qualities, and traits,

In an effort to

• Be heaven ready, and live forever without end, upon resurrection, in the new heaven and new earth, which are above;

For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
Romans 8:13 NIV.

Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found spotless and blameless by Him, at peace,
2 Peter 3:14 NASB2020

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Recommended Reading

Disciples Of John The Baptist Believe, Baptism, Outward Miracles, And Becoming Born Again – (Acts 19:1-7)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/08/25/disciples-of-john-the-baptist-believe-baptism-outward-miracles-and-becoming-born-again-acts-191-7/

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Proving The Messiah (Jesus) Is King David’s Descendant – From The Torah (Definitive)

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Brief Summary

A stumbling block with some, is the thought that ‘because Jesus has no biological human father, he therefore cannot be a descendant of king David and king Solomon – as the Scriptures say G-d instead performed a miracle, and Mary became pregnant.’

Here, how King Jesus (Yehoshua/Yeshua) is to be counted as a descendant through both king David and king Solomon, is shared.

What we will find is that despite both of the parents of the Messiah (Christ) both coming through king David, and one also through king Solomon – the books of the Prophets and the Writings are consistently poetic, figurative, and spiritual in nature, therefore they must be interpreted accordingly;

The non-biological human father of the Messiah (Christ), is the key marker to identifying the Messiah – along with the marital link between both parents (Joseph and Mary).

With King Yehoshua (Jesus) having been physically born of Mary; Christ is inturn deemed Joseph’s son by marriage, and this is where the poetic and figurative link to the prophets and the writings is made.

Some Torah Law will also be lightly shared with regard to marriage – and how a women adopts her husband’s tribal status at marriage.

Contents

The Two Different Genealogies (Matthew 1, Luke 3)

The Tanakh (Old Testament) Never Really Intended The Messiah (Christ) To Have A Typical ‘Traditional’ Birth (Psalm 110:1, Matthew 22:42-46)

Mary Did Not Worry, Prophecy Can Be Poetic

Summary

Bonus: Torah Law Confirms A Woman’s Tribal Status, Becomes The Same As Her Husbands, By Marriage.

The Example Found In Ruth.

The Two Different Genealogies (Matthew 1, Luke 3)

There are two genealogies given in the New Testament (Matthew 1, Luke 3:23-38).

The genealogy of Matthew 1 represents Joseph (Messiah’s non-biological human father), and shows us that he was biologically from both king David and king Solomon; Abraham -> Isaac -> Jacob -> Judah… -> Boaz -> Obed -> Jesse -> king David -> Solomon (ref. Matthew 1:2, 1:5-6, 1:7).

Whereas the genealogy featured in Luke 3 represents the family history of Mary (Messiah’s biological mother), and shows us that he was from Abraham -> Isaac -> Jacob ->Judah… -> Boaz -> Obed -> Jesse -> king David -> Nathan (ref. Luke 3:31-32).

From these two different genealogies, we can see that either way, Mary was certainly from king David (as per Luke 3) – both by way of her own family history and also Marriage to her husband Joseph.

We know that halakhah (Jewish Law) quoted above states that a women joins her husband’s tribe when married.

With this, the following verse states that Mary registered with Joseph in Judea because he was of the house of king David (people would each register in their designated house);

‘…Joseph also went…to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.’
(Luke 2:4‭-‬5 NIV)

Briefly, here is an excerpt from a geneologies;

‘The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham: Jesse fathered David the king. David fathered Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah. Solomon fathered Rehoboam,…
Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.
(Matthew 1:1‭, ‬1:6‭-‬7‭, ‬1:16 NASB2020)

The Tanakh (Old Testament) Never Really Intended The Messiah (Christ) To Have A Typical, ‘Traditional’ Birth (Psalm 110:1, Matthew 22:42-46)

Did you know that the Tanakh (Old Testament) never really intended Christ to be of a typical, ‘traditional’ birth – or even an actual ‘literal blood descendant of king David – by way of Messiah’s human father’?

This is actually a key fact, as without it Psalm 110:1 would be broken.

You see, in Psalm 110:1, King David actually calls the Messiah (Christ) his ‘master’/’lord’ – a title which a parent does not usually use when speaking of his own offspring;

The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”
Psalms 110:1 NIV

The New Testament (Brit Chadasha) answers to this effect expounding on the context of the Psalm in a riddle;

saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?”
They said to him, “The son of David.”
He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’?

If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?
And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.
Matthew 22:42‭-‬46 ESV

Here, the Messiah (Christ) is attached to and descended from the house of king David – however, Christ was not born of his human father Joseph’s seed (G-d put Christ into faithful Mary’s womb via way of miracle, and Mary was then married to Joseph).

Christ is thus both a descendant of king David by way of poetic, spiritual linkage – and at the same time, is superior to king David, being his lord, as per the Psalm and the New Testament’s (Brit Chadasha’s) explaining it.

This answers and explains how the Tanakh (Old Testament) actually foretells and notified us, that the birth of the Messiah (Christ), and inturn his literal family link to the house of King David and also Solomon, would not be typical, but very special – as a father does not address his son as his lord (superior).

Mary Did Not Worry, Prophecy Can Be Poetic.

Then a virgin, when the angel gave her the news that she would give birth to a son who would be of the house of David, Mary did not worry or ask the angel how Messiah (Christ) could possibly be of the house of King David – given that the baby would be conceived by way of miracle, and not by Joseph’s seed.

Joseph was her soon-to-be husband (Matthew 1:18-19), and is a descendant of king David and also king Solomon.

It says;

‘…the angel Gabriel was sent from God… to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel said to her,…
you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” And Mary said…
let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.’
(Luke 1:26‭-‬27‭, ‬1:30‭-‬35‭, ‬1:38 ESV)

Mary was betrothed at the time of being pregnant by way of divine miracle from G-d just as the angel had foretold (Matthew 1:18-23).

This here is Messiah’s (Christ’s) legal link to the house of David – both way of his non-biological father Joseph’s lineage, and also his faithful mother’s marriage to Joseph.

One therefore needs to interpret any prophetic passage from the Tanakh (Old Teatament) which may initially appear to state that the Messiah must be of the literal human seed of king David and also Solomon by way of a biological father, in a spiritual and figuratively linked way;

The prophets and the writings can often be metaphorical and poetic in nature, and this is therefore not an unreasonable approach.

Summary

Prophecy is satisfied here.

Messianic genealogy requirements are met, by reconciling the often poetic and figurative Prophets and Writings as they were intended to be read and interpreted.

Christ is a decendant of the house of David.

Christ (Messiah) has thus been confirmed as linked to the house of David, and even king Solomon by way of his mother marrying his non-biological human father.

His mother who descended from king David, married Joseph – who descended from both of these two kings.

Any prophetic passage in the Tanakh (Old Testament) which states this criteria is a requirement for the Messiah (Christ) to meet (which it is) – has thus been satisfied, faithfully, whilst also acknowledging that the Prophets and the Writings can be highly poetic at metaphoric at times – such as Psalm 110:1 being answered by the New Testament (Matthew 22:42-46).

Bonus: Torah Law Confirms A Woman’s Tribal Status, Becomes The Same As Her Husbands, By Marriage.

Did you know that according to the Law of Moses (Torah), a women’s tribal status becomes that of her husband’s tribe – upon her being married to him;

• ref. Mishneh Torah, Seder Zeraim, Terumot, Chapter 6, 3 – par. ‘until the time she enters a chupah’
[link: https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/992032/jewish/Terumot-Chapter-6.htm#v3 ],

Rashi on Numbers 1:2
[link: https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9929/showrashi/true/jewish/Chapter-1.htm#v2 ].

The Example Found In Ruth confirms this; Did you know that king David’s great grandmother was Ruth, a Moabite woman?

Faithful Ruth was a foreigner who married Boaz (a Jew), and as a result of this; she was accounted as a native, like Rachael and Leah (Ruth 4:11).

From their marriage came their son Obed, who fathered Jesse, and Jesse fathered King David (Ruth 4:10-13, 4:17).

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His created, risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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The First Of The Famous Ten Commandments Explained – (Monotheism And It’s Importance)

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Table Of Contents

Introduction And Explanation

Angels and Men Referred To As ‘gods’

Breaking The Commandment Is Forbidden And May Lead To Disqualification (Eventual Death, Perishing)

Encouragement And Exhortation To Those Who Are Currently And Sadly Occult Idolaters (e.g. Beast/Devil Worship).

We Have One High Priest And Mediator

Introduction

“You shall have no other gods before me.
Exodus 20:3 ESV

The first commandment of the famous Ten Commandments which form part of the law of Moses (Torah), can potentially be misunderstood by some, and explained away by others.

Explanation

When it says you shall have ‘…no other gods before Me…’, this means you shall not worship any other god at all.

The commandment does not mean, ‘you can have other spiritual worship practices, but should just try to keep G-d as number one on your list.’ – and we see this in other verses which state that even the mentioning of another god’s name, the worshiping or associating with other gods is not allowed for G-d’s people;

‘…do not mention the name of other gods, nor let them be heard from your mouth.’
(Exodus 23:13 NASB2000)

‘…you shall not worship any other god…’
(Exodus 34:14 NASB2020)

Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.
Deuteronomy 4:39 NIV

The word ‘gods’ here has a lower case little ‘g’ which is appropriate in this instance.

By having a lower case ‘g’, this means the verse is making a distinction between the uncreated creator of all things (the G-d of Abraham), and all other spirits which He created that qualify for the title god, with a lowercase ‘g’.

Angels and Men Referred To As ‘gods’

Did you know that in the Bible, angels, and even men are referred to as gods? We see such examples in verses such as;

I said, “You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High. Nevertheless you will die like men, And fall like one of the princes.”
Psalms 82:6‭-‬7 NASB2020

‘If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came…’
(John 10:35 NASB2020)

‘…you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.”’
(Genesis 32:28 ESV)
[Re: no man can or should wrestle with God, thus here he likely wrestled with an angellic spirit type creature; the rendering should be ‘god’.]

One of the reasons for this is because ancient words can tend to have multiple definitions and meanings.

Breaking The Commandment Is Forbidden And May Lead To Disqualification (Evential Death, Perishing).

In the book of Revelation, we read that the practice of worshiping men, and even angels is forbidden.

When John went to worship an angel (by accident, as he may have probably thought it was G-d for a moment), the angel said you must not do that – instead worship the actual uncreated God;

‘…I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel… but he said to me, “You must not do that!… Worship God.”’
(Revelation 22:8‭-‬9 ESV)

Further, the book of Colossians tells us that the worship of anything but the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – is worthy of disqualification with regards to this faith and everlasting life;

Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,
Colossians 2:18 ESV

It is listed as a negative, forbidden, sinful practice (Exodus 34:14, Romans 1:24-25).

Encouragement And Exhortation To Those Who Are Currently And Sadly Occult Idolaters

If you are currently involved in the worship of a created spirit god or idol (e.g. perhaps even the beast/devil), which is a forbidden practice, and you would much prefer to do what is known as good with this faith (Romans 7:12) – here are some encouraging exhortations that might resonate with you;

Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”
2 Corinthians 6:17 NIV

I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive any of her plagues;
Revelation 18:4 NASB2020

in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—
Ephesians 2:2 ESV

Also many of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices. And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they added up the prices of the books and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver.
Acts 19:18‭-‬19 NASB2020

And you were dead in your offenses and sins, in which you previously walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all previously lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the rest.
Ephesians 2:1‭-‬3 NASB2020

But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
Ezekiel 33:19 KJV

Holy Scripture states a person can only benefit from forsaking sin.

It also states that this is especially true when a person believes in G-d and in Christ (Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1) – as this means everlasting life (Isaiah 28:16, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:14-16), above in the new heaven and new earth (Isaiah 65:17, 66:22, Revelation 22:1).

Those in times past who were seeking a better home by faith – did so by faith, and not by sight as they were in the world, though not of the world (Genesis 47:9, Psalm 119:19, John 15:19, 17:16);

‘All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen and welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own…. By faith…’
(Hebrews 11:13‭-‬14‭, ‬11:16‭-‬17 NASB2020)

We Have One High Priest And Mediator

We could conclude here, but just quickly if someone reads Holy Scripture and notices it states in verses such as Matthew 14:33, that people ‘worshipped’ the Lord Jesus Christ (Yehoshua); if one was to quickly review the ancient word being translated (Strong’s Concordance G4352), they would see that the valid legal definition that fits context here is more along the lines of ‘reverence’ or to perhaps ‘honor’ – much like how men used to respectfully greet one and another in ancient times as fellow men, without ‘worshipping’ each other.

Hear are some examples of ancient greetings, where they honored earch other out of respect etc.;

Then Abraham bowed down before the people of the land.
Genesis 23:12 ESV

He himself went on before them, bowing himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
Genesis 33:3 ESV

With this, Scripture states clearly that with regard to spirit type angelic creation, there is only one mediator between G-d and mankind;

For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,
1 Timothy 2:5 NIV

always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to our God and Father;
Ephesians 5:20 NASB2020

More so than ever due to itching ears, anything past this with regards to communicating with G-d in prayer or giving thanks etc. – is outside of the bounds of Holy Scripture – it says;

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
2 Timothy 4:3‭-‬4 ESV

‘…the lusts of their hearts,… they exchanged the truth of God for falsehood, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.’
(Romans 1:24‭-‬25 NASB2020)

Instead, certainly the Gospel is everlasting;

‘…the eternal gospel…’
(Revelation 14:6 NIV)

and we pray to and thank G-d in the name of His risen Son.

Shalom and hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His created, risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Further Reading

A Person Cannot Worship Christ – (worship vs. honor)

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Ephesians 2:15 Explained – ‘…abolishing the law of commandments…’

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Brief Summary

Some may currently and mistakenly feel that ‘Ephesians 2:15 says that some parts of the law of Moses have been cancelled…’;

by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
Ephesians 2:15 ESV

Politely, Ephesians 2:15 does not speak of this at all, and this explanation of the verse will show how it refers to how both Jews and Gentiles who believe in Christ (Messiah), are now united as one, and thus they are no longer forbidden to assosiate with each other, but allowed.

According to Holy Scripture, association (e.g. living/dining) between a Jew and an unbelieving Gentile is strictly forbidden, in a peaceful and polite way (Acts 10:28, 11:2-4, Proverbs 27:17).

Explanation

Ephesians 2:15 speaks of creating ‘one man’, and we will see that when it says ‘…abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances…’ (ESV) – that this relates to how Jews and Gentiles who believe in Messiah (Christ), may assosiate, live, and eat together as they are now one in Christ.

Previously, it was illegal for Jews to live or associate with unbelieving Gentiles – we see this demonstrated when Simon Peter spoke;

And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean.
Acts 10:28 ESV

However, when a Gentile believes – that person is no longer deemed ‘common’ and unclean, but is now ‘clean’ (Acts 10:15). This also applies to those who have been designated by G-d to believe (John 6:44), as we see in the example of Cornelius and his household in Acts 10-11.

The verse above Ephesians 2:15 (v.14) speaks of ‘…the dividing wall of hostility.’;

For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility
Ephesians 2:14 ESV

And verse verse v.16 speaks of ‘hostility’ [again, between Jews and Gentiles on either side of this wall who do not believe] being not existing any more;

and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.
Ephesians 2:16 ESV

Verses 20-21 show us further that this enmity between Jews and Gentiles, which is referred to as the ‘wall of hostility’, is no longer there – as when these people believe in Christ (Messiah), they are one, joined together;

‘…Christ Jesus… being joined together…’
(Ephesians 2:20‭-‬21 ESV)

Verses 19 and 12 show us that these Jews and Gentiles who believe, are now one and are both ‘fellow citizens’, of the ‘…commonwealth of Israel…’;

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
Ephesians 2:19 ESV

‘…the commonwealth of Israel…’
(Ephesians 2:12 ESV).

For Contextual Support

Galatians refers to the above emnity between Jews and Gentiles who do not believe in Christ, when it speaks of the wall of hostility and the act of building and tearing down;

For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor.
Galatians 2:18 ESV

The explanation of Galatians 2:18 is as follows;

Cephas (a devout Jew) was not welcoming to Gentiles who had believed (Galatians 2:11-14).

Cephas may have still been grasping the good news of the Gospel, in that in Christ ‘…all the nations of the earth…’ [are] ‘…blessed…’ (Genesis 22:18 ESV, Galatians 3:16). Believers become citizens of Israel (Ephesiams 2:19, 2:12, Isaiah 53:11)] and are Israelites (Galatians 6:15-16).

Cephas may also not have known at the time, that the Gentiles eating at the table in Galatians 2 were genuine born again believers in Messiah (Christ).

What does this mean?

By Cephas not welcoming the Gentiles who believed, as native Israelites, Cephas was in a metaphorical way trying to ‘build up’ the wall of hostility that exists between unbelieving Jews and Gentiles. This wall had already been ‘torn down’ – because these Gentiles believed in Christ.

This is why dear Cephas was corrected by the faithfully observant apostle Paul, so that he would be walking in line with this truth with regard to the gospel (Galatians 2:11, 2:14) which is in agreement with the Torah (‘…people of all nations…’ – Genesis 22:18).

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His created, risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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The Commandment Is ‘…not too hard for you…’ – (Deuteronomy 30:11 Explained).

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Introduction

‘not too hard…’ – or is it- ‘not hidden…’?

Deuteronomy 30:11, can be quite hard to understand when read in many English translations on this occaision.

The purpose of this explanation is to show that observing all commandments on this fallen earth, is actually very hard (Acts 15:10), especially without sinning; Thus any translation which states it is ‘…not too hard for you…’, might not be best communicating the meaning of the verse.

The Clearer Translation is that the Law of Moses ‘…is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.’ (Deuteronomy 30:11 KJV), this meaning that ‘the Law of Moses has now been revealed, and is not hidden from you, but is now near and has been made available in your hands’.

The Hard To Understand Translations

ESV
“For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off.
Deuteronomy 30:11 ESV

NASB
‘…not too difficult for you…’
(Deuteronomy 30:11 NASB2020)

NIV
‘…not too difficult for you…’
(Deuteronomy 30:11 NIV)

Explanation On Why The Above English Translations Might Not Be Best In This Instance;

Without malice, if a translation says here that [all of] the law is ‘not too hard to do’, such goes against a key premise, which is expressed in the entire scope of Holy Scripture;

‘no person can observe all the law without failing in atleast one point of it – as all people born of fallen man’s seed, here, sadly sin (ref. Ecclesiastes 7:20 KJV).

Scriptures states that a person is to keep all commandments all the day;

‘…keep all my commands always…’
(Deuteronomy 5:29 NIV, also see 28:1; ‘…all…’)

Meaning, G-d seeks His people to do all commandments, always.

Therefore,

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it.
James 2:10 ESV

and,

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
Romans 3:20 ESV.

The disciples confirm that even their observant fathers could not do everything 100% correctly without fail, in this life here;

‘…a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear?’
(Acts 15:10 NIV).

The Law states that a person is to do ‘all’ the commandments ‘all the time’ (Deuteronomy 5:29 / 5:26 translation dependant).’, and this interpretation along with the supporting Holy Scriptures, inturn means that maintining the doing of all the commandments can be hard on this fallen earth (Acts 15:10). Kindly note that this is not a free licence to relax and stop observance (Matthew 5:19-20).

With this, G-d shows us that instead of His people bringing an animal sacrifice to the temple for their sins; that, He instead ultimately rathers that they do not sin at all, or continue in any lawless ways.

If sin ever become habitual in nature within a person and the in the culture of Israel (G-d forbid), then the incorrect mindset that such behaviour can continue, so long as an animal sacrifice is later brought to ‘make up for it’ might become a norm of sorts. Hoping all overcome such a bond (Genesis 4:7, Romans 8:13, Revelation 21:6-7).

This is what it means when it says,

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
Hosea 6:6 ESV

(Note: Strong’s Hebrew Concordance word H1847, translated here as ‘knowledge’, is used in both Hosea 6:6 and Isaiah 53:11, interlinear text.

This ‘knowledge…’ is a word used in both verses, which indicates a person knows the law of Moses and does it very well, even perfectly.

In Isaiah 53:11-12, it speaks of how by Messiah’s knowledge [of G-d and inturn His law] he would make many accounted righteous [he would be walking uprightly, and then afyer his death and resurrection, was declared the high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4). Christ then goes on to make intercession (prayer), ‘bear[ing] their sins’ (ref. Isaiah 53:11) in this way – as the ‘mediator’ (1 Timothy 2:5) for the new covenant that he was given for (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8).

With these findings, it could be said that (without malice) the above translations of Deuteronomy 30:11 might not communicate the meaning of this verse clearly to some, in this particular instance (the genuine efforts of the translators are greatly appreciated here despite this).

The Clearer Translation Of Deuteronomy 30:11

The clearer English translation for Deuteronomy 30:11 in this instance can be found in the KJV;

For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
Deuteronomy 30:11 KJV

Explanation: ‘The Law of Moses has now been revealed, and is not hidden from you, but is now near and has been made available in your hands’.

Such a translation and explanation, also tends to agree in this particular instance with the commentary from Rashi on Deuteronony 30:11.

The explanation also follows the writing style of the next verses of Deuteronomy – which go on to say;

It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’
Deuteronomy 30:12‭-‬13 ESV.

Verse 14, then goes on to say;

No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
Deuteronomy 30:14 NIV

Meaning, the commandments are now known, and one can also move forward by learning and doing them.

Support From The New Testament (Brit Chadasha);

Romans 10:6-8 mimicks the writing style used, when compared to the verse(s) from Deuteronomy.

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” —that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,
Romans 10:8 NASB2020

The verses in Romans 10 however speak on the statute that Isaiah had later prophesied/penned. The statute is about ‘righteousness and everlasting life about being made available to mankind by grace through faith’ (Isaiah 28:16-18);

‘…a precious cornerstone… ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’
Then your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand…’
(Isaiah 28:16‭, ‬28:18‭, ‬28:22 ESV)

‘…Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.’
(Ephesians 2:20 NIV)

This is a central statute expounded upon in the New Testament, which relates to the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34).

Romans 10:8, is speaking in the context of it [the statute found in Isaiah, which is by faith] being near, and no longer hidden or far away – and this is in a similar style of writing to the subject verse that this explanation is based around, Deuteronomy 30:11.

Hoping that the above is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His created, risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Luke 11:5-9 Parable Explained: The Gospel Is Eternal – Even After The End Of The Age, Everlasting Life. – (Updated)

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Brief Summary

The Gospel is everlasting (ref. Revelation 14:6).

The purpose of this explanation of the parable found in Luke 11:5-9, is to show how it is communicating the fact that everlasting life will always be available to anyone who believes in Messiah (Christ) and endures here.

This is despite the fact that the doors to the kingdom of heaven are now ‘locked’, and the wedding feast of the Lamb has ended.

It is now dark and way past midnight here, however all those who believe and continue to knock, receive grace (Revelation 14:12).

Begin

The parable begins now, and will be explained section by section in [brackets];

‘Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say,…’
(Luke 11:5 NIV)

[Suppose I (Christ) have a friend (G-d), and I go to Him at midnight – at night, when no one can work outward miracles (John 9:4), and it is past the end, and say,]

‘…‘Friend lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ 
(Luke 11:5-6 NIV)

[G-d, please lend me much grace, as a believer in You and in me (Isaiah 50:10, John 14:1) has died on the earth that you raised me from (Isaiah 53:10), and he is now here (at the door of the Kingdom of Heaven) seeking the promised grace and everlasting life that all who believe in Christ and endure to the end recieve (Revelation 14:12, Acts 15:11).

He has made it here believing, despite the end of the age having already been! (Matthew 24:34-35).

The banquet has concluded – meaning that it is now past midnight, and thus past the prophesied ‘end of the age’ – the (spiritual) end of the earth.

We know this is it as we can see that the baked bread represents the kingdom of heaven as being complete and established from the parable of the three measures of leaven in Luke 13:20-21, which represent the kingdom of heaven.

Whilst Christ was on the earth, it was still being baked. Thus, in the parable that is being explained; essentially ‘all is said and done’.

This latecoming believer has no hope of gaining everlasting life and access into the kingdom of heaven, unless he recieves grace by his faith and observing the commandments of G-d (Revelation 14:12), until they die here on this earth.

Such endurance is referred to in Luke 11:5-9 as knocking at the door.]

And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ 
Luke 11:7 NIV

[And suppose G-d, from His temple, which is not located in the new earth (which is above this earth), but is in the new heaven, which is above the new earth (Isaiah 66:22, 66:24, 65:17, Revelation 21:1Revelation 14:17), said;
It is passed midnight, passed the end, all is done, the wedding feast the Lamb has ended; the doors to the kingdom of heaven are now ‘locked’ (Matthew 24:34-35, 24:29, Luke 14:24).

The supper/banquet that G-d holds for the Lamb (Christ), and the ‘bride’ (‘new jerusalem’ – ref. Revelation 21:2) – with his brothers and sisters (Matthew 22:1-14, Luke 14:15-24, Revelation 13:7-9), is now finished.

The second coming of Messiah (Christ) took place spiritually before this ‘end’ (Matthew 24:33, Mark 13:26-27), and now they look down from the new heaven/earth at the lake that burns with fire forever (Isaiah 66:24, Revelation 20:13-15) – this old earth which is essentially desolate of righteousness (Matthew 24:12), especially when speaking of Spirit and truth (John 4:24).

I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.
Luke 11:8 NIV

[Because of a believer’s endurance (ref. Revelation 14:12), which in this verse is described as [knocking with] ‘shameless audacity’ (NIV) – G-d will give grace which leads to everlasting life to a believing latecomer, as they are considered ‘friends’ with Messiah (believing the gospel) and in turn believe in G-d aswell (ref. 1 John 2:23);

Because the latecoming believer kept on knocking all along the way of his journey here (which means, ‘they were faithful, believing the Gospel, repenting, immersing (baptism; ref. 1 Peter 3:21, Matthew 28:19-20), and observing the law of Moses (Romans 3:31 ESV)); saving grace is given in consideration of their faith – which results in everlasting life, and thus entry to the kingdom of heaven, from G-d, by the hand of Christ.

Isaiah says He ‘…will not destroy them all.’ (Isaiah 65:8 ESV). Revelation says the Gospel is ‘…everlasting…’ (Revelation 14:6), and this means that whosoever believes in Christ (Messiah), will not simply just perish [eventually], and be sent back to the lake that burns with fire, but will live forever without end (ref. Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, 28:22, John 3:16, Revelation 21:8, 22:14).]

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Luke 11:9 NIV

[The Gospel is ‘everlasting’ (Revelation 14:6). The diligent latecoming beliver will recieve the grace that will result in their resurrection to everlasting life without end, by believing in Christ.

This means grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9), not shrinking back (Hebrews 10:39, 10:38), and not worshiping/taking the mark of the beast (Revelation 14:9-10).

This believer’s continued, learned, steadfast patience and endurance (ref. Romans 2:7, 5:3-5) is thus fruitful.

The call to come out of all sin and foreign worship has never been so urgent and encouraging;

‘…“Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;’
(Revelation 18:4 ESV)]

Luke 11:5‭-‬9 (NIV) interpreted and explained.


Hoping it is fruitful with you, and your believing;

‘…the everlasting gospel…’
(Revelation 14:6 KJV),

By your endurance you will gain your lives.
Luke 21:19 ESV.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

Shalom v’kind regards,

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Rosh Hashanah: How The Seventh Month, And Not The First – Is The New Year

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Introduction

The aim of this explanation is to share how Rosh Hashanah (The Feast of Trumpets – ref. Leviticus 23:24), which takes place on the first day on the seventh month (Tishrei) on the Hebrew calandar, is actually the beginning of the Jewish new year – despite Nisan (Abib) being described as the beginning of the year in Exodus 12:2.

Tishrei (the seventh month) serves as the first month of the year.

Nissan serves as the first month that the years of the month are listed in.

This is likened to a shopping list, where the first item appears up the top, and we view the other items (months) as we look down the list.

The seventh item (month), is a big bonus new product representing the Jewish new year).

Begin

Quick Fact:

Before we begin a fact to be aware of is that according to it’s definition, Tishrei (the seventh month) is ‘…from Akkadian tašrītu “Beginning”, from šurrû “To begin”…’* – however, we will not rely soley on this for the explanation.

Supporting Passage

Leviticus 25:8‭-‬13 is the supporting passage for this explanation, and will be explained on a moment;

‘…you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land. And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan. That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of itself nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines. For it is a jubilee. It shall be holy to you. You may eat the produce of the field.   “In this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his property.’
(Leviticus 25:9-‬13 ESV)

Explanation

This passage from the book of Leviticus tells us that in the seventh month – the fiftieth year (jubilee) is to be consecrated (v.10), declared as holy (ref. Rashi on Leviticus 25:10:1).

This is done on the Day of Atonement (v.9).

The Day of Atonement takes place a little over a week after Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year). Rosh Hashanah is deemed the new year by way of tradition and custom.

How do we know that when it says to ‘consecrate’ a year, that this means it is the start and not the end of the year instead?

Today the instruction of the Pharisees (typically unbelieving, though zealous rabbis – Matthew 23:1-3) state, that in the land of Israel; the land is to rest in the fiftieth year (as well as every seventh year).

This means that from the beginning of the year right to the end of the year, work such as sowing, commercial reaping, and the selling of produce is forbidden – for the entire year.

Paraphrasing the context of IBN Ezra on Leviticus 25:13:1, he confirms that the phrase that reads along the lines of ‘In the year of this jubilee’ in verse 13, speaks of action at the beginning of the year.

A Question Which The Mishnah Can Answer

A person might have a question like this thus far;

‘why would we consecrate (v.10) the jubilee (declare the year holy) a little over a week after Rosh Hashanah (the traditional new year)?’

Perhaps we can see the reasoning for this, from another matter touched upon in the Mishnah applying here;

When paraphrasing context from the Kehati Mishnah, Taanit 1,1 – it says ‘one must make himself acceptable, before making a request…’; i.e. one has made sure he has ceased sowing and reaping, and one has also returned ‘…to his clan…’ (Lev 25:10 ESV). This person can now be sure that all is in order and acceptable, and only then can in turn consecrate that year (declare that year holy).

Other Supporting References And Commentary

In this particular instance, a person could see the commentary of Rashi on Exodus 23:16 relating to this matter, which further agrees – though in a different way.

Exodus 23:16 states that the Festival of Ingathering (Festival of Booths / Sukkot) which is just after, though in the same month as Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur – is in the new year, as the old year has just gone/passed (see Rashi on Exodus 23:16);

And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, the year having just gone (since Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew New Year) [H3318], when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
Exodus 23:16 KJV [amended]

IBN Ezra on Exodus 23:16:2 further agrees when it states that the civil new year begins with Tishrei, which is the seventh month (Rosh Hashanah being on the first day of Tishrei) – the same month that the above mentioned Feast of Ingathering (Sukkot) is also in.

What About Nisan (Abib) As The First Month?

From this explanation, we can also see that when Holy Scriptures speak of the month of Nisan as being the first month of the year in the book of Exodus;

“This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you.
Exodus 12:2 ESV

That the contextual explanation is that Nisan is the first of months from the beginning of your exodus (see Kehati Mishnah, Seder Moed, Rosh Hashana 1,1, Kehati [free mobile application]).

Rashi when paraphrasing context, also states that this verse’s explanation is that; Nisan is simply to be known as the beginning of the order in which the months are counted for a year (ref. Rashi on Exodus 12:2:1) – with regard to the listing order of the year’s months, and not the actual commencement of the year (see also Kehati Mishnah, Seder Moed, Rosh Hashana 1,1, Kehati [free mobile application]).

Rosh Hashana, the first day of the seventh month [on this ‘list’] – being the actual beginning/commencement date of a Jewish new year.

Summary

By tradition and custom, we can see that on the Hebrew calendar the Biblical new year takes place on Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year, The Feast of Trumpets).

From Leviticus 25:8-13, we can also see that the jubilee year (the fiftieth year in the fifty year continuous cycle) is formally consecrated in the new year – though a little over a week or so after Rosh Hashanah, on the Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) ceremony.

From rabbinic commentary (IBN Ezra on Leviticus 25:13:1), we can see that the actioning of some of statutes that take place in the jubilee year, are actioned at the beginning of the year, and that this consecrating after the commandments have been completed – is a recorded school of thought on the approach to certain other matters, as we read in the Mishnah.

Hoping that this is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

Very kind regards,

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‘Ear’, ‘Body’, or Both? – (Psalm 40:6, Hebrews 10:5)

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Brief Summary

Hebrews 10:5 references Psalm 40:6 – however, instead of saying ‘ear’ as the Psalm does, Hebrews says ‘body’.

Here the two verses are reconciled and explained in context to show that when Hebrews 10:5 says ‘body’, said body has the open ‘ear’ of Psalm 40:6.

Begin

Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me;
Hebrews 10:5 NIV

In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.
Psalm 40:6 ESV

Explanation:

A body [with open, instructed, and obedient ears (ref. Psalm 40:6, Hebrews 10:5) that has knowledge of the Holy G-d and His commandments (Isaiah 50:4-5, 53:11), walked this earth without sin].

Expounding On The Explanation

As per the full scope of Holy Scripture, this man is the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach).

His walk here was faithful and righteous (Isaiah 53:9), and thus more acceptable than sacrifice to G-d (Hosea 6:6, Proverbs 21:3).

His walk here was beyond faithful and righteous (Isaiah 53:9), and thus more acceptable than sacrifice to G-d (Hosea 6:6, Proverbs 21:3).

This is said as G-d desires that His people do not go on sinning and continually bringing animal sacrifices to as part of the forgiveness statute from Torah Law.

We know that this is the interpretation, as human sacrifice is forbidden by Torah Law (the law of Moses – ref. Deuteronomy 24:16, Ezekiel 18:20, 2 Chronicles 25:3-5), and that Christ was instead faithfully obedient to death (Isaiah 53:8) in order to become High Priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, Matthew 28:18) upon being ressurected (Psalm 45:7) so that he could make intercession (pray) for sinners (Isaiah 53:12).

Note: In the New Testament where it says in Hebrews 10:5, ‘body‘ – as opposed to Psalm 40:6’s, ‘ear’, the context could also potentially be read as a metaphor;

‘A body of believer’s you have prepared and predestined (Romans 8:29-30) to obtain grace, and new hearts – leading them to cease their former lives of wanton sin, and instead walk in your ways (ref. Ezekiel 36:26-27, Hebrews 8:10-11, 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV; Re: ‘new’).’

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Some Supporting Verses:

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice,  the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
Hosea 6:6 ESV

To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Proverbs 21:3 ESV

The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. The Sovereign LORD has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away.
Isaiah 50:4‭-‬5 NIV

‘…he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous…’
(Isaiah 53:11 ESV)

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Hoping it and the week ahead is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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The Apostle Paul Baptized With Water (1 Corinthians 1:17 Explained)

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This simple explanation of Holy Scripture, aims to show how the apostle Paul baptized new believers in water, just as faithful Peter did – and that there are no istructions to not baptize new believers post the resurrection of Christ (Messiah).

Subject Verse

‘For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel…’
(1 Corinthians 1:17 ESV)

This chapter speaks of how perhaps one congregation were tending to be petty, and arguing over minor things such as who they prefer as teaching them the way of G-d. They were perhaps almost at a point where such arguing was about to cause negative divisions.

It says;

‘…there is quarreling among you, my brothers. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.”’
(1 Corinthians 1:11‭-‬12 ESV)

Holy Scripture then goes on to show that the apostle Paul does not approve of such conduct, and in a way, he was relieved that he did not baptize any of these particular people – except perhaps two and a handful more in this particular location;

I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name.
(I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.)
1 Corinthians 1:14-16 ESV

This is the context of 1 Corinthians 1:17; Paul’s intention and priority is to share the gospel in it’s correct context, and is thus to inturn see these people living right – new, out of love, and not quarrelling.

For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.
1 Corinthians 1:17 ESV

This verse showcases the priority of powerful newness (Ezekiel 36:26-27, 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV), which can also be had at water baptism – as it is both an outward appeal to G-d for such (a ‘good conscience’), and is also a type of seal for a genuine born again believer who shows the fruit of the Spirit in their walk;

Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
1 Peter 3:21 ESV

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
Mark 16:16 ESV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:22‭-‬24 ESV

Upto this point, we now see that 1 Corinthians 1:17 does not abolish baptism an all.

An Example Of Water Baptism For Gentiles Who Believed

Before we begin this point, kindly note; faithful Peter was sent to minister to the Gentiles as was Paul;

And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.
Acts 15:7 ESV

This means that both were unified and proclaimed the same fundamental points which Holy Scripture instructs – including water baptism.

Cornelius and his houshold were Gentiles, and were baptized in water after believing the Gospel in Acts 10 – just chapters before Peter spoke in the above verse;

‘At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius… the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”
(Acts 10:1‭, ‬10:45‭, ‬10:47 ESV)

After it the says, what prevents them from being baptized in water, meaning ‘let us now baptize these Gentiles in water’.

They were then baptized ‘in the name of’ Jesus Christ – which as per the explanation entitled ‘The Formula For Baptism Explained’, means – that this is a phrase meaning in ‘recognition/honor of Christ’, and this in turn means ‘as per his instructions as found in Matthew 28:19-20’;

And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.
Acts 10:48 ESV.

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

Very kind regards,

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Hebrews 8:13 Explained: ‘…a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete.’

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Brief Summary

The following explanation is intended to share how Hebrews 8:13 in no way says that a believer in Christ (Messiah) no longer observes the law of Moses.

Rather, in context we will see that it speaks of something else.

The word ‘covenant’ here refers to the way a person is to be found righteous.

A believer under the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31, Isaiah 42:6, 49:8) is justified and ultimately saved by grace (Isaiah 53:11-12, Ephesians 2:8-9).

This grace means everlasting life without end, at ressurection (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, 53:11-12).

A person is thus no longer destined for judgement under the old covenant and liable to eventually perish (Isaiah 28:22).

With this faith, a believer observes the Law of Moses (Torah);

Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Romans 3:31 ESV

In summary we will see that for a believer, the old covenant of righteousness by deeds is exchanged for the new covenant of complete righteousness by grace through faith (Philippians 3:9, Ephesians 2:8-9) which ultimately leads to everlasting life without end at resurrection.


Begin

Hebrews 8:13

In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete.
And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
Hebrews 8:13 ESV

Part A Explained

The verse will now be explained sentence, by sentence;

‘In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete…’
(Hebrews 8:13 ESV)

Explanation: If a person believes in Christ, G-d makes the mosaic covenant obsolete for that person – but in what sense?

The word ‘covenant’ here refers to the way a person is to be found righteous.

It thus inturn refers to the blessings and curses of the Mosaic covenant, which depend on a person either observing all, or not observing all commandments (‘…keep all my commands always…’ ref. Deuteronomy 5:29 NIV) – which are found in places such as Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28.

We know that no person born of fallen man’s seed is not able to observe all the Law without failing, thus the saving grace which comes with the new covenant is what even the most faithful, righteous disciples are recorded as believing for, in Holy Scripture (Acts 15:10-11).

The old covenant is thus obsolete for a believer, as they are now blessed in the new covenant – which ultimately means everlasting life without end upon resurrection (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, Eph 2:20), amongst other blessings.

Such a person is no longer under the law for righteousness, rather they are accounted as righteous due to their faith, and with this they uphold the law of Moses.

This is similar to the formula we see in Abraham’s walk (Genesis 15:6, Genesis 17:23, Romans 4:11);

‘And he received circumcision as a sign, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised…’
(Romans 4:11 NIV)

Unlike Abraham’s time, the statute found in Isaiah 28:16, 28:18 – which means everlasting life without end upon ressurection, was enacted when the new covenant was put in place, and this was at the time the Messiah (Christ), was given (‘died’), and then ressurected (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, 53:10).

This is also likley why it says Abraham was looking forward to the arrival of Christ and seeing his walk completed here on this earth;

Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”
John 8:56 NIV

Part B Explained

Now we will look at the second part of Hebrews 8:13;

‘…And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
(Hebrews 8:13 ESV)

Explanation: For a believer, the old covenant of righteousness by deeds is exchanged for the new covenant of complete righteousness by faith which ultimately leads to everlasting life without end at resurrection.

When Was The New Covenant Put In Place?

The new covenant was made active and available, just as soon as Christ (Messiah) had walked the earth and was resurrected.

The death and resurection of Messiah (Christ) was where he was given to be the mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) for the new covenant (Isa 42:6, 49:8) – by becomming the High priest (Hebrews 2:17) in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 45:7, 110:4) – between the Holy G-d and mankind.

We see evidence of the disciples recieving spiritual gifts (Acts 1), and the Gentiles recieving a heart for the commandments of God upon their believing just post Shavuot (Pentecost) in the Holy Scriptures (e.g. Acts 15:8, Romans 3:31, Ezekiel 36:26-27, 2 Corinthians 5:17) – and thus have moved from death (Old covenant (blessings and curses) which lead to eventual perishing (Ecc 7:20, James 2:10, Ezekiel 20:25), to [everlasting] life (1 John 3:14).

What Does This All Mean?

This verse shows us that a believer is declared righteous by grace through faith which is exclusive to the new covenant.

This means they are no longer under the curses of the law (Romans 8:1) as per the mosaic covenant – as we cannot do all the law (Acts 15:10-11, James 2:10).

Rather a believer upholds the law of Moses with their believing in G-d and Christ – the mediator/High priest in the order of Melchizadek (1 Timothy 2:5, Psalm 110:4).

A believer seeks saving, final grace (Acts 15:11), on the understanding standing that;

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Romans 3:28‭, ‬3:31 ESV

Saving final grace, means everlasting life without end at resurrection (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18), and not simply a potential long life in the new heavens and earth above, which involves evential death (Isaiah 65:20, IBN Ezra on Isaiah 65:20, Isaiah 28:22).

Hoping it is fruitful with you.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

Very kind regards,

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‘Then the angel of God said…I am…God…’ (Genesis 31:11‭, ‬31:13 ESV) – There Is No Trinity.

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Brief Summary

This explanation aims to show that when the angel of the LORD says such things as ‘I am… God’ (Genesis 31:11, 31:13) – that such is simply forwarding the words of God, and not a claim that the angel is making for itself.

We have already learned that the angel of the LORD is not necessarily the same being (e.g. is not Christ) in every instance that it is mentioned – from the article which explains that the angel of the LORD in Luke 2:9, 2:11 cannot be Christ as it was informing men on earth that Christ had just been born. That article can be read here.

These will ideally assist a person grasp the word better, and also understand that the mistaken man-made doctrine known as the ‘trinity’ does not agree with Holy Scripture.

Begin

Many might read the following passage, and mistakenly and incorrectly conclude that the angel of the LORD is G-d Himself;

‘Then the angel of God said… I am the God of Bethel…’
(Genesis 31:11‭, ‬31:13 ESV)

Potential Rebuttal:

A person might say ‘But didn’t the Angel of the LORD in Genesis 31:11‭, ‬31:13 say that he was the God of Bethel?’

Response:

Peaceabley, the actual context here is that ‘the angel of the LORD is not God Himself, but is rather speaking the words of God that it was given’.

See the link where a person who listens to the words that a servant of God speaks, are actually counted as listening to God’s words;

‘…I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them… whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him.’
(Deuteronomy 18:18-19 ESV)

Also, see the link where the words that the angel says, are actually counted as the words that God has [already] said;

“But if you carefully obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
Exodus 23:22 ESV

See also another, which has the same context as these;

“The Spirit of the LORD speaks by me; his word is on my tongue.
2 Samuel 23:2 ESV

Hoping these verses which provide us with context for hard to understand verses such as Genesis 31:11‭, ‬31:13 and even the famous Moses and the burning bush account (Exodus 3), will be fruitful with you.

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Relevant Reading

The ‘angel of the LORD’ – There Is No ‘Trinity’

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/23/the-angel-of-the-lord-there-is-no-trinity/

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1 Corinthians 15:27; ‘Everything Under’ Christ – Explained (There Is No ‘Trinity’ feat. Matthew 28:18)

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1 Corinthians 15:27 is explained out of love, and the chief aim is to show how it does not speak if the incorrect man-made doctrine known as the ‘trinity’.

Instead, the verse is showing us that G-d has put Christ all things in subjection to Christ, except for G-d Himself.

A number of other verses which are similar will also inturn be explained.

Verse

For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:27 NIV

Explanation

With G-d being only the Father, we can instantly see that G-d put every thing under Christ’s (Messiah’s) command, except for G-d Himself – as Christ is not G-d.

Supporting Verse

This interpretation is again supported in verses such as the following, which also confirm that God is above all, though he has put Christ as king over all creation;

And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,
Ephesians 1:22 NIV.

Peaceably, this explanation might sound simple, however, there are some who genuinely cannot see it just yet.

This being said and with the context now known, we can understand the meaning of other verses such as;

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Matthew 28:18 NIV

(Context: This being said, God is still above all, including over Christ – as per what we have read previously.)

If we read on from our core subject verse, 1 Corinthians 15:28 is quite interesting and will be explained;

And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then the Son also himself [will] be [under] him [(- that is, at God’s right hand)] [Who] put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
1 Corinthians 15:28 KJV [amended with explanation in brackets]

This verse has been ranslated a little more clearly.

As per the Strong’s Greek Concordance, one word that has been amended here is G5293 which has been rendered as per it’s legal definition, ‘under’.

So then how do we explain the verse when it says ‘…then shall the Son also himself be under Him…’ (God)?

The verse is perhaps actually speaking of Matthew 28:18 (above), where after having been ressurected, the Lord Jesus Christ informed his disciples that ‘… “All authority in heaven and on earth…’ (Matthew 28:18 NIV) had been given to him.

The Son is thus ‘under’ God, however at His right hand – and this expression means that God has appointed Christ as king over all, except for G-d Himself;

So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
Mark 16:19 KJV

The right hand being an expression, which means as an approved, appointed, person – and this relates to ‘power‘, and does not relate to a man being G-d;

‘And Jesus said, I am… the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.’
(Mark 14:62 KJV)

For reference God’s commandments state that G-d is not a man or son of man in Numbers 23:19.

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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Messiah As Priest, No World Peace Here, Messiah Rules From Above, Levite Priests?

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Table Of Contents

This explanation aims to be of benefit in the following matters;

The Priesthood Of Melchizadek Is Recognized By God:

Abraham tithed to Melchizadek the priest, and inturn so to did the Sons of Aaron (Levite Priests) whilst in his loins.

Messiah (Christ) Was Sent Here To Become A Priest In The Order Of Melchizadek.

Showing how human sacrifice is forbidden as per Torah Law. Also showing how one of the primary reasons the Messiah was sent here – was to walk faithfully, and ultimately be pronounced and appointed High Priest in the order of Melchizadek as per Psalm 110:4.

What Does This Then Mean For The Levitical Priesthood – Is It Abolished And No More?

The Levitical Priesthood exists forever as per Torah Law.

What is The Need Of A High Priest In The Order Of Melchizadek?

What is the point of a High Priest in the order of Melchizadek then, if the dear zealous sons of Aaron still serve him as priests? The New Covenant (ref. Jeremiah 31:31-34).

No Holy ‘World Peace’ Here Amongst Men, Rather It Is Between The Holy God and Mankind (Who Believe And Repent):

Messiah was not sent to make world peace among men as we know it, rather he was sent to make peace between the Holy G-d and fallen man (Isaiah 49:3, 49:5).

Scripture states this is an unclean, fallen place (Isaiah 66:24, Leviticus 18:25).

With this, verses which might speak of world peace are typically referring to the new earth which is above and spoken of as a monotheistic place of peace in Isaiah 65:17-23, 66:22-23, Revelation 21:1-4.

Messiah Rules From Above, Right Now In The New Heaven And Earth

The Messiah was prophesied to ultimately rule in the new heaven and new earth (Psalm 45:7), which are above (Isaiah 66:22).

Potential Rebuttal;
We don’t need a mediator’

A person might mistakenly think or say ‘we do not need a mediator’.

The example of Moses acting as a type of mediator is shared with supporting Scripture.

Intended Aim:
• By addressing the above matters to an extent here, the Messiah is further shown and confirmed to be the Lord Jesus (Yehoshua/Yeshua) Christ – the created righteous man the LORD has sent, given and raised.

• A firmer grasp of the Word.

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■ The Priesthood Of Melchizadek Is Recognized By God:

Abraham tithed to Melchizadek the priest of G-d, when they were both on the earth (Genesis 14:18-20);

‘And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.) And he blessed him… And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.’
(Genesis 14:18‭-‬20 ESV)

Scripture tells us that he observed all of G-d’s good laws and statutes (Genesis 26:5).

With this, Scripture also inturn tells us that the Sons of Aaron (Levite Priests) symbolically tithed to Melchizadek, whilst in Abraham’s loins;

One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.
Hebrews 7:9‭-‬10 ESV

As, Abraham and inturn the Levite priests tithed to Melchizadek – in this sense, Holy Scripture tells us how this was an indicator which shows that the Priesthood of Melchizadek is greater than that of the Levitical Priesthood;

And without all contradiction the less [Abraham, and inturn the Levitical priesthood] is blessed of the better [Melchizadek, and inturn the priesthood in the order of Melchizadek].
Hebrews 7:7 KJV [Explanation in brackets]

The Brit Chadasha (New Testament/Covenant) is very insightful here, as it essentially expounds on what we have just read from the book of Genesis – and this inturn assists in what we see in the Psalms, and other Scriptures, which we will share in a moment.

Briefly though, why would the Melchizadek Priesthood be described as greater?

Answer: It gives way to everlasting life upon ressurection (Isaiah 28:16; 28:18, Ephesians 2:20, Jeremiah 31:31), and not simply a ‘potential long life’ in the new heaven and new earth which are above (ref. IBN Ezra on Isaiah 65:20).

This is part of the New Covenant, and is explained in greater detail in a little later here.
A new heart and G-d’s Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), as promised in Ezekiel 36:26-27 are also promised, and these enable a believer to ultimately be perfected (ref. Hebrews 7:11, Hebrews 10:14).

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Messiah (Christ) Was Sent Here To Become A Priest In The Order Of Melchizadek.

There is a lot of mainstream misunderstanding as to why Messiah (Christ) was even sent to the earth.

Holy Scripture totally forbids human sacrifice in the Torah (Deuteronomy 24:16, Jeremiah 31:30, Ezekiel 18:4. Ezekiel 18:20) – thus politely, any belief that a man was sent to be a literal human sacrifice for sins, is not and cannot be correct.

Ultimately the Messiah was sent to earth, to walk faithfully and observantly. He was appointed as High Priest in the order of Melchizadek, upon his ressurection.

This interpretation of a main, primary reason as to why the Messiah (Christ) was sent to the earth, is further reinforced in the Psalms where it says that he loved righteousness and hated wickedness [during his walk on the earth] – therefore he was annointed above his fellows (fellow creation) [upon being ressurected];

Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore [g]od [Messiah/Christ], thy God [the LORD], hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalm 45:67 KJV [with amendments]

He was thus inturn declared High Priest – not in the order of the sons of Aaron (because he is not a levite by birth), but rather in the order of Melchizadek, by G-d decreeing it;

The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
Psalm 110:4 ESV.

This Psalm is referred to in the Brit Chadasha (New Testament/Covenant) in places such as Hebrews 7:17.

This a priesthood based on Hashem’s (the LORD’s) decree and not by lineage (blood descendants) (Hebrews 7:16, 7:21).

The Levitical Priesthood is based by genealogy, and here men though relativley righteous, are fallible.

Whereas the Messah is sinless (Hebrews 4:15), was declared a Priest by G-d, and is the mediator of the New Covenant (ref. Jeremiah 31:31-34), to which the promised new heart and Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) causing a person to walk in God’scommandments and statutes, with everlasting life (ref. Ezekiel 36:26-27, Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:14-16).

We also see Scripture agreeing, where in another place it states that Messiah becomes a Priest [after G-d raised him from the dead], in a definitive verse which shows the Psalms and even Isaiah 53:12, even more clearly;

Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
Hebrews 2:17 ESV.

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■ What Does This Then Mean For The Levitical Priesthood – Is It Abolished And No More?

The Levitical Priesthood exists forever as per Torah Law. There is no dispute here, these zealous men serve Hashem (G-d) and the king Messiah above;

‘…Aaron and his sons…shall have the priesthood by a permanent statute. So you shall ordain Aaron and his sons.’
(Exodus 29:9 NASB2020)

‘“Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest… and… his descendants after him, a covenant of a permanent priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the sons of Israel.’ ”‘
(Numbers 25:11‭-‬13 NASB2020)

Other supporting perhaps include Isaiah 66:21.

Messiah (Christ), being above all, except for G-d Himself Who is above all;

For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:27 NIV

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■ What is The Need Of A High Priest In The Order Of Melchizadek?

What is the point of a High Priest in the order of Melchizadek then, if the dear zealous sons of Aaron still serve him as priests? The New Covenant (ref. Jeremiah 31:31-33, Isaiah 42:6, 49:8).

To be brief: Everlasting life (Isaiah 28:16, 28:18), instead of a potentially long life (ref. IBN Ezra on Isaiah 65:20) above – after this short life, is the purpose and need of Messiah as High Priest for the New Covenant, which is better.

The New Covenant, which Jeremiah 31:31 speaks of in required a new priesthood, the priesthood in the order of Melchizadek as per Psalm 110:4 – Messiah (Christ) as the mediator of it (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, 1 Timothy 2:5).

How do we know?

Isaiah 42:6 and 49:8 both tell us that Mesaiah was given to the people for a [new] covenant;

‘…I will give you as a covenant for the people,  a light for the nations,’
(Isaiah 42:6 ESV)

‘…I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people…’
(Isaiah 49:8 ESV).

It is this person (Adonai Yehoshua/Jesus HaMoshiach) whom mediates the new covenant – just as it is written;

‘…he… makes intercession for the transgressors.’
(Isaiah 53:12 ESV)

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No Holy ‘World Peace’ Here Amongst Men, Rather It Is Between The Holy God and Mankind (Who Believe And Repent):

Messiah was not sent to make world peace among men as we know it, rather he was sent to make peace between the Holy G-d and fallen man, spiritually by faith and repentance (Isaiah 49:3, 49:5).

Scripture states that this is sadly an unclean, fallen place forever (Isaiah 66:24) – it is a designated, smokey wasteland (ref. Isaiah 9:18-21), a lake that burns with fire (Revelation 21:8).

With this, verses which might speak of world peace are instead typically referring to the new earth and new heaven which are above – as above is a monotheistic, and peaceful especially in the holy city of new Jerusalem, and on G-d’s Holy mountain (Isaiah 65:17-23, 66:22-23, Revelation 21:1-4).

The Holy Scriptures instead show us that the Messiah was sent to bring back Israel (spiritually) to Hashem (G-d) in faith and repentance;

³ And he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”  

⁵ And now the LORD says, he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him— for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD , and my God has become my strength—
Isaiah 49:3‭, ‬49:5 ESV

(The explanation for the riddle of Isaiah 49:3 and 49:5 (above) can be found here.)

Essentially, verse 3’s ‘Israel‘ is one man, whilst verse 5’s is the nation Israel, whom verse 3’s ‘Israel’ (Messiah/Christ) brings back to G-d, in faith and repentance.

Through trials in a body of flesh, Messiah relied on G-d, in a weak body of flesh (Matthew 26:41).

Also note Isaiah 49:6, it was a relatively ‘light’ thing for Messiah to bring back fallen Israel to G-d, and be a light to the nations of hope – by his own individual faithful walk which led to him becomming High Priest.
We then see in verse 4, which communicates Messiah’s caring desire and yearning to have all saved – as sadly not all currently believe. Scriptually this is the will of G-d (ref. 1 Timothy 2:3-4).

How is this peace between the Holy God and mankind achieved?

As Abraham’s offspring, and as priest of the new covenant in the order of Melchizadek – Messiah (Christ) makes intercession (prayers) for transgressors, as per Isaiah;

‘…he… makes intercession for the transgressors.’
(Isaiah 53:12 ESV)

This is referred to and spoken of continually in the Brit Chadasha (New Testament/Covenant), in verses such as;

‘…he always lives to make intercession for them.’
(Hebrews 7:25 ESV)

And,

‘…Christ Jesus… is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.
(Romans 8:34 ESV).

By his knowing of the Torah, and his faithful observance of it, with G-d blessing and annointing him with the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) (Isaiah 48:16 NIV) – the Messiah never sinned (‘he knew no violence’ – 53:9) – and once G-d raised him from the dead (‘prolong his days’ – 53:10), he continued to care for his people and made intercession (prayer) for them.

G-d accepts his prayer (Proverbs 15:29, Isaiah 53:12), and this results in many being accounted righteous;

‘…by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.
Isaiah 53:11 ESV

Explanation: Messiah (Christ) bears the iniquities of believing mankind by his prayer to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

So here, we have peace between the Holy God and fallen mankind, by believing in Messiah (Christ).

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Messiah Rules From Above, Right Now In The New Heaven And Earth

The Messiah was prophesied to ultimately rule in the new heaven and new earth, which are both above this old earth (Isaiah 9:7, 66:22, 66:24).

This is arrived at as Psalm 45:7 states that Messiah hated wickedness, though loved righteousness during his walk in the earth here – he was therefore then annointed above his fellows.

Thy throne, O [g]od [Messiah/Christ], is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. 
Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore [g]od [Messiah/Christ], thy God [the LORD], hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalm 45:6‭-‬7 KJV [with amendments / explanation]

Psalm 110:4 states that the Messiah (Christ) was inturn declared High Priest in the order of Melchizadek;

The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Psalm 110:4 KJV

Psalm 110:1 shows us that God has Messiah (Christ) sitting at His right hand (in the highest heaven) – as it says;

‘The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand…’
(Psalm 110:1 ESV).

Messiah being High Priest and in turn mediator of the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31, 1 Timothy 2:5).

His throne as our king who serves G-d, is forever (Psalm 45:6).

The Scriptural fact that Messiah reigns from above and not here, is further reinforced when we review Isaiah chapter 9.

Isaiah 9:6-7 speaks of Messiah (Christ) being born and ruling forever more.

How do we read it?

After reading verse 6 where he was born, a reader pauses and then can complete Isaiah 53 (his death and ressurection), then they resume Isaiah 9:7.

Verse 7 goes on to speak of the Messiah’s ever increasing government and rulership forever more, above in the new the heaven and new earth – where things are described as monothiestic and peaceful
(Isaiah 65:17-23, 66:22-23, Revelation 21:1-4).

The rest of of Isaiah 9, then goes on to agree with Isaiah 66:24, in that this place is an unclean smokey place – a lake burning with fire (judgement and wrath), forever.

This is the view when looking down from above;

“And they will go out and look on the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; the worms that eat them will not die, the fire that burns them will not be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”
Isaiah 66:24 NIV

For reference, the passage of Isaiah 9:6-7 reads as follows;

‘For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders…. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.’
(Isaiah 9:6‭-‬7 NIV)

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Potential Rebuttal;

‘We don’t need a mediator’

A person might mistakenly think or say ‘we do not need a mediator’.

The peaceable, Scriptural response is, ‘ Whilst he was on the earth, Moses was the mediator between the Holy God and Israel, as we see here;

‘Now when all the people… stood far off and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, lest we die.” The people stood far off, while Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.’
(Exodus 20:18‭-‬19‭, ‬20:21 ESV)

Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God.
Exodus 18:15 NASB2020

Isaiah 42:6, 49:8 has just shown us that there was one given [as a mediator] for the new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31, Hebrews 8:8) – to which the Brit Chadasha (New Testament) agrees and explains is Christ (Messiah);

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
1 Timothy 2:5 ESV

‘…one between Hashem and kol Bnei Adam, the man Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach Yehoshua,’
(Timotiyos I 2:5 OJB, for context in this instance)

Isaiah further speaks on the statute and promise which ultimately means everlasting life to all whom believe in this mediator;

‘…a precious cornerstone
‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’ 
Then your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand…’
(Isaiah 28:16‭, ‬28:18 ESV)

The identity of this man (the ‘precious cornerstone‘), is then revealed in the New Testament, once again;

‘…Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,’
(Ephesians 2:20 ESV)

The mediator of the new covenant which means everlasting life to all whom believe.

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Hoping it is fruitful, and may the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach (the Lord Jesus Christ). Amen.

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Related Reading;

How Christ Prays, And Is Not A Literal Human Sacrifice For Sin – (Verse explanations; Hebrews 9:26, 9:23, 10:5, 10:9, 10:12, 10:14, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/22/how-christ-prays-and-is-not-a-literal-human-sacrifice-for-sin-verse-explanations-hebrews-926-923-105-109-1012-1014-isaiah-5312/

Christ [Became] A High Priest – (Hebrews 2:17)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/08/christ-became-a-high-priest-hebrews-217/

‘Propitiation’: Intercession, Not Human Sacrifice (1 John 2:2, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/10/propitiation-1-john-2-2-isaiah-5312/

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Hebrews 7:27 Explained – Human Sacrifices Are Forbidden.

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Brief Summary

Here, Hebrews 7:27 is explained in it’s correct context to show how it does not speak of human sacrifice (e.g. the crucifixion and ressurection), as human sacrifice is forbidden by the Holy G-d.

The actual meaning of the verse is that it speaks of how he (Christ) ‘offered up himself’ with regard to willingly laying down his life in order to fulfil Scripture.

Begin

He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.
Hebrews 7:27 ESV

Subject Phrase;

‘…he did this once for all when he offered up himself.’
(Hebrews 7:27 ESV)

Explanation;

We know that the expression ‘offered up himself’ is with regard to him willingly laying down his life in order to fulfil Scripture (John 10:18) – for example, ‘…he was cut off out of the land of the living…’ (Isaiah 53:8 ESV).

We know that Christ then became High Priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4), when the Psalms tell us that during his walk here, he ‘…loved righteousness and hated wickedness…’ (Psalm 45:7 ESV) whilst on the earth.

As a result, he was annointed above all fellow creation (Psalm 45:7, Matthew 28:18, Psalm 110:4);

Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore god, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalm 45:7 KJV [amended]

The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Psalm 110:4 KJV

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:18 KJV

This attaining to the position of mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) and high priest, means he can now go on interceding (praying) for us (Isaiah 53:12 ESV, Romans 8:34).

Summary

This is the sense of what it means when it says ‘he offered up himself once’; it is speaking of his death and resurrection out of obedience, which led to him becoming High Priest. With this one act of faithful obedience, he can now intercede for us and our shortcomings (1 John 2:1);

God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
Acts 5:31 ESV

For clarity, Christ had no sin (Isaiah 53:9, Hebrews 4:15), and his humble sinless nature is spoken of Hebrews 13:8 – where it tells us he was the same yesterday, today, and will be forever

Peaceabley, this verse thus does not speak of human sacrifice at all.

The law of Moses (Torah), and the rest of the Holy Scriptures forbid human sacrifice, and some references for this are; Deuteronomy 24:16, Jeremiah 31:30, Ezekiel 18:4. Ezekiel 18:20.

Related Reading;

How Christ Prays, And Is Not A Literal Human Sacrifice For Sin – (Verse explanations; Hebrews 9:26, 9:23, 10:5, 10:9, 10:12, 10:14, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/22/how-christ-prays-and-is-not-a-literal-human-sacrifice-for-sin-verse-explanations-hebrews-926-923-105-109-1012-1014-isaiah-5312/

Christ [Became] A High Priest – (Hebrews 2:17)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/08/christ-became-a-high-priest-hebrews-217/

‘Propitiation’: Intercession, Not Human Sacrifice (1 John 2:2, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/10/propitiation-1-john-2-2-isaiah-5312/

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‘…to give his life as a ransom for many.”‘ – (Matthew 20:28 Explained)

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Brief Summary

The aim of this explanation of Holy Scripture is to peaceably share how in no place does it, or any other Scripture allow for human sacrifice – rather, the verse uses the word ‘ransom’ in a unique way, as the Law of Moses and the rest of Holy Scripture forbids human sacrifice (Deuteronomy 24:16, Jeremiah 31:30, Ezekiel 18:20 etc.).

Instead, when the verse says ‘ransom’, it speaks of the Messiah’s (Christ’s) personal walk and obedience until death – to fulfil prophecy spoken of himself, and be declared High Priest in the order of Melchizadek forever to then intercede for the sins of many (Psalm 110:4, 45:7, Isaiah 53:11-12).

Begin

The verse reads as follows;

just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Matthew 20:28 NIV

Interpretation

He gave his life as a ‘ransom’ for many in the sense that he would then become High Priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, 45:7), by fulfilling prophecy (e.g. Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 42:6, 49:8, 49:3 & 49:5, 53, Micah 5:2 ESV), and in turn make intercession (prayer) for mankind – in his position as mediator, high priest and representation for such (1 Timothy 2:5, Isaiah 53:11-12, Romans 8:34).

Where the word (G3083) rendered in English ‘ransom’ appears in the interlinear text, this is used in a ‘figurative’ manner as per the Strong Exhaustive Concordance’s root word useage.

When we see the Standard Strong’s Concordance speaking of useage(s) for the word ‘ransom’, it may legally be used in the sense of ‘expiration‘ – this speaks of ‘the acts of making amends’.

Such ‘making amends’ can be seen in Messiah (Christ), with his faithfully observant walk even unto death; so that he could then (Psalm 45:7) obtain the position and act as high priest in the order of Melchizadek – making many to be accounted righteous, just as Isaiah had foretold;

He [G-d] shall see of the travail of his soul [shall see Christ’s faithful obedience], and shall be satisfied [satisfied with His Son]: by his [Christ’s] knowledge [of the Law of Moses and the rest of the Holy Scriptures, the way of the LORD] shall my righteous servant justify many [shall Christ make many to be accounted righteous (ref. esv) – as]; for he [Christ] shall bear their iniquities [by way of prayer (intercession; v.12) as mediator 1 Timothy 2:5]. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death [faithfully and obediently]: and he was numbered with the transgressors [though he hadn’t sinned (v.9)]; and he bare the sin of many [as mediator and high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 4:14-16)], and made intercession for the transgressors [(Romans 8:34)].
Isaiah 53:11‭-‬12 KJV.

Potential Rebuttal;

The interpretation says that Christ was not declared high priest in the order of Melchizadek, until he was raised from the dead.

There is a verse which says that Christ has always been the same though;

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8 ESV

Response; Peaceabley, when read with the fuller scope of Holy Scripture, we see that Hebrews 13:8 (above) is speaking chiefly of Christ’s steadfast faith, and inturn his sinlessness (Isaiah 53:9) – here in verse 7;

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.
Hebrews 13:7 ESV

This also speaks of the ‘outcome’ of the lives of the faithful (i.e. Christ), and his outcome was to obtain his position as sole mediator between the Holy God and men (1 Timothy 2:5).

The risen King Messiah (Christ) was declared High Priest, and we see this in such places as the following, when words like ‘arises’ are used that show progression etc.;

And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek,
Hebrews 7:15 NASB2020.

Psalm 45:7 speaks of how Christ hated wickedness [by interpretation (during his walk)], and instead loved righteousness. He was subsequently annointed above all creation, by G-d;

Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore [g]od, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalm 45:7 KJV ([amended])

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach).

Related Reading;

How Christ Prays, And Is Not A Literal Human Sacrifice For Sin – (Verse explanations; Hebrews 9:26, 9:23, 10:5, 10:9, 10:12, 10:14, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/22/how-christ-prays-and-is-not-a-literal-human-sacrifice-for-sin-verse-explanations-hebrews-926-923-105-109-1012-1014-isaiah-5312/

Christ [Became] A High Priest – (Hebrews 2:17)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/08/christ-became-a-high-priest-hebrews-217/

‘Propitiation’: Intercession, Not Human Sacrifice (1 John 2:2, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/10/propitiation-1-john-2-2-isaiah-5312/

http://www.theGodofIsrael.com
http://www.FewWhoFindit.com
http://www.Christianity-in-Context.com
http://www.OrthodoxMessianicJudaism.com

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If A Person Is Not Born Again Here, Now – Can They Be ‘Born Again’ In Heaven After Death, Later?

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In summary, from Scripture we find that the answer is no, however there is great benefit if a person continues to ‘knock at the door’, believing the gospel and turning to G-d – by doing His commandments, with their repentance and baptism (immursion) in water (ref. Matthew 5:6, Romans 3:28, 3:31).

It is hoped that this explanation is quite helpful – as without being born again Scripture states a person cannot see the Kingdom of God:

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. ”
John 3:3 NIV

Table Of Contents

Introduction
What We Know
Brief Summary
You’re Not Sinning, They Are
Why Does Isaiah Say It Is Terror For A Believer To Understand What This Overwhelming Spiritual Scourge Means?
Why Can’t A Believer Overcome this Scourge?
Encouragement To All Believers

Introduction

Let us now read and review how this was arrived at;

‘…He gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.’
(James 1:18 NASB2020)

There is a consistent theme and trait among believers in the Holy Scriptures;

• newness
and
• nolonger being a slave to the sinful desires one naturally has and also inherits.

Verses like the one above might be read and then mistakenly be interpreted by some as meaning ‘some are born again here (John 3:3, 3:6-7), and then some are born again later above in the new heaven and new earth after they die’.

– Such would be an incorrect interpretation and let us now see why.

What Do We Know?

What we know is that God’s Law (the law of Moses, which consists of the famous Ten Commmandments and the rest) – is spiritual (ref. Romans 7:14).

A person who’s mind is set on the flesh, therefore cannot submit themself [fully] to it;

because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,  and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
Romans 8:7‭-‬8 NASB2020

This means that such a person will sadly be living in sin, in some way – despite them even claiming to be faithfully observant.

For example, they could still be involved in foreign worship / idolatry – e.g. worshiping the beast (devil/serpant/beezlebub), and the fruit that comes of such forbidden practice is further wanton sin (e.g. sexual immorality, liars etc. ref. Revelation 21:8).

Scripture tells us that if we are born again believing in Christ (Messiah), we cannot go on deliberately sinning – rather a believer has ‘died’ to sin;

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? Far from it! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?
Romans 6:1‭-‬2 NASB2020

Scripture goes on to confirm this by stating that those born of God (ref. John 14:1), are freed from slavery to sin and any desire of it.

Scripture confirms that this freedom is a process, by using words and phrases such as believers are ‘conformed’ to the image of God’s Son (ref. Romans 8:28).

This being freed from sinful desire and slavery to evil deeds, occurs by God giving believers His Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) – and it is this recieving of the Holy Spirit that means a person will live forever, upon ressurection, should they continue in the way of the LORD;

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Romans 8:13 ESV

This ability and desire to walk in God’s good commandments and statutes is spoken of in the Tanach (Old Testament);

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.
Ezekiel 36:26‭-‬27 ESV

Scriptures confirming that this newness and freedom from the slavery of sin, can be only recieved by believing in Christ (Messiah), are listed sequentially as follows; Isaiah 42:6, 49:8, Jer 31:31, Isaiah 28:16, 28:18, Ephesians 2:20, John 3:16.

Holy Scripture says that being born again and in turn putting the sinful deeds of the flesh to death, now, is vital as whatever we gain or are freed of here (good or bad traits and habbits), is what is secured for existence after death;

Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Matthew 18:18 ESV.

The encouragement and exhortation to a person who is not born again, tangled in sin is to stop sinning, stop forbidden practices – it says;

‘… ‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;’
(Revelation 18:4 NIV)

Brief Summary


This should all briefly confirm and establish what the Holy Scriptures say about the matter of being born again in this life now, and how it means a believer can be free of slavery to, and desire of sin – and gain everlasting life.

We know this as, if a person has not put sin to death in the flesh by way of G-d’s Holy Spirit – it says they will eventually perish (ref. Romans 8:13, John 3:16).

This is all taken soberly, on the understanding that even the most faithfully righteous disciples could not observe all of the Law flawlessly – so they continued to believe for grace upon ressurection (Acts 15:8-11). This belief however is not free licence to relax commandmets and sin though (ref. Matthew 5:19-20).

What else is there to consider with regard to this topic?

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You’re Not Sinning, They Are;


In another article, the spiritual phenomenon known as the ‘overwhelming scourge’ (ref. Isaiah 28:18 ESV) is touched upon.

‘…‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’  Then your covenant with death will be annulled… when the overwhelming scourge passes through, you will be beaten down by it…. it will pass through, by day and by night; and it will be sheer terror to understand the message.’
(Isaiah 28:16‭, ‬28:18‭-‬19 ESV)

This affects those who understand the gospel message (believers) and what the scourge actually means (ref. Isaiah 28:19 ESV/NASB).

This overwhelming scourge, is what the apostle Paul speaks of in Romans 7 – it is a spiritual force (ref. Romans 7:23; ‘another law’/phenomenon emerging that a believer is conscious of) which makes one sin;

‘…I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.’
(Romans 7:23 ESV)

So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.
Romans 7:17 ESV

Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
Romans 7:24 ESV

So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.
Romans 7:21 ESV

‘…I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
(Romans 7:25 ESV)

Despite Romans 7:24 (above) confirming this spiritual overwhelming scourge means that a believer is infact not sinning, and then verse 25 confirming that it is instead the weak manipulatable body of flesh which is sinning seperate to the believer; Ephesians 6:12 brings this home further.

Ephesians 6:12 also confirms that a believer does not struggle with his flesh, rather it then expounds and states a believer struggles against the people of the world who wield these dark ‘powers’, spiritual wickedness, which then causes the body of the believer to sin;

For we wrestle not against [our own] flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:12 KJV (with explanation in [brackets])

Such spiritual wickedness is accessed through the people of the world worshipping the devil/satan/serpant/beezlebub. Such is also forbidden by Torah Law (the law of Moses).

Why Does Isaiah Say It Is Terror For A Believer To Understand What This Overwhelming Spiritual Scourge Means?

‘…when the overwhelming scourge passes through, you will be beaten down by it…. it will take you;… and it will be sheer terror to understand the message.’
(Isaiah 28:18‭-‬19 ESV)

Because a believer essentially cannot totally overcome or be freed of this external spiritual provocation and torment – when it comes, until G-d allows it;

‘it will take you; for morning by morning it will pass through, by day and by night…’
(Isaiah 28:19 ESV)

Why Can’t A Believer Overcome this Scourge?

The access to such spiritual wickedness is via devil worship, and is therefore not permitted according to Torah Law;

Thou shalt have none other gods before [except for] me.
Deuteronomy 5:7 KJV (with explanation in [brackets]).

This is dark spiritual power (power of the air) and how it is linked to the devil (prince of the power of the air), is spoken of in verses such as;

‘…the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.’
(Ephesians 2:2 NASB2020)

‘You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning… there is no truth in him…. for he is a liar and the father of lies.’
(John 8:44 NIV)

‘…by Beelzebul…do your sons cast them out…’
(Contextual excerpt of Matthew 12:27 NASB2020)

Holy Scripture states that trials and persecution are fruitful for a believer and their traits;

And not only this, but we also celebrate in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;
Romans 5:3‭-‬4 NASB2020

It also speaks of the need to keep those who ‘understand the message’ (ref. Isaiah 28:19 ESV), humble, weak and yet strong;

‘…because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.’
(2 Corinthians 12:7‭, ‬12:10 NIV)

We also see an increased yearning for what is good, when amidst such trouble;

‘So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good….
I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.
Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!… I myself serve the law of God with my mind…’
(Romans 7:12‭, ‬7:18‭, ‬7:24‭-‬25 ESV)

Scripture thus indicates that to an extent, this scourge acts as a forging type of mechanism in a believer, and though they cannot overpower the scourge at it’s extremes – Scripture says;

‘…“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”…’
(2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV)

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Encouragement To All Believers;

But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Matthew 24:13 ESV

‘If you do well, will you not be accepted?.. sin is crouching at the door… you must rule over it.”’
(Genesis 4:7 ESV)

‘…To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.’
(Revelation 21:6‭-‬7 ESV)

‘And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,… “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them , and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”’
(Revelation 21:2‭-‬4 NASB2020)

Hoping it is fruitful.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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The ‘angel of the LORD’ – There Is No ‘Trinity’

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Brief Summary

This explanation aims to show that ‘the angel of the LORD’, is not necessarily the same angel in every instance.

Such would inturn mean that the incorrect man made doctrine known as the ‘trinity’ – which typically counts every instance of ‘the angel of the LORD’ (especially in the Old Testament) as being a reference for it meaning it is Christ appearing – as incorrect.

This is intended to be done very briefly, by sharing the account of when Christ (Messiah) was born on the earth – and at the same time, the angel of the LORD appeared before some people with the glory of the LORD surrounding them all in another place.

Begin

This angel of the LORD let those people know that Christ had just been born (Luke 2:11);

Luke 2:9 reads as follows:

And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.
Luke 2:9 ESV

Let’s look at the Greek interlinear text (link here);

One will see that the word ‘the’ appears in [brackets] and was inserted twice. The word [with] was inserted once, perhaps amongst other words such as ‘an’ etc.

This is an example of where a contextual English insertion in Holy Scripture has been made for easier reading of the hard, ancient, holy texts – be it Hebrew or Greek etc..

Thus the following is very humbly submitted here;

Here is what the verse (Luke 2:9) might perhaps look like if no insertion was made by an English translator, who had decided not to try and convey the contextual sense and meaning of it, in an easily absorbed way;

And, lo, the angel…Lord came upon them, and the glory…Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
Luke 2:9 (based off KJV translation)

If I were a first time reader, or even an 80 year old ‘veterin’ in the Scriptures – I would certainly have some questions based off this hard to understand, and therefore incomplete English translation;

1) Who is the angel Lord?
2) Who is the glory Lord?

The explanation here is that the English insertions in this instance are highly positive and condusive of getting the sense of the verse – for the most part (the writer holds it should read ‘…the angel of the LORD…’.

Inserted English words are at times arrived at from linguistic standpoint, however, in places where the ancient text is very brief, contextual insertions/renderings (e.g. ‘a’/’the’, ‘God’/’god’, ‘worship’/’honor’, ‘in’/’on’ etc.) – play an almost essential role in assisting us better understand the Holy Scriptures today.

Hoping that this peaceable explanation is encouraging, and perhaps if you have time – please feel free to read some explanations of Holy Scripture at http://www.FewWhoFindit.com etc.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach).

http://www.theGodofIsrael.com
http://www.FewWhoFindit.com
http://www.Christianity-in-Context.com
http://www.OrthodoxMessianicJudaism.com

Relevant Reading

‘Then the angel of God said…I am…God…’ (Gen 31:11‭, ‬31:13 ESV) – There Is No Trinity.

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/30/then-the-angel-of-god-said-i-am-god-gen-3111%e2%80%ad-%e2%80%ac3113-esv-there-is-no-trinity/

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Commandments You Can Buy Now, With This Faith

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This explanation of Holy Scripture aims to briefly, and peaceably share some commandments in a concise manner. The commandments and customs which will be explained and shared are the Mezuzah, tefillin (phylacteries), tzitzit (fringes), talit gadol, siddurs (prayer books). Scripture is referenced and discussed along the way.

■ Mezuzah

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This commandment is found in Deuteronomy 6:9 amongst other places.

Today, a mezuzah contains a handwritten scroll which features select passages from the Torah. These scrolls are written by the dear scribes and Pharisees.

It is a great commandment, and also assists in being mindful of the G-d’s good ways, upon entering one’s gates/doors.

The are various customs with regard to installation on your door posts – however typically the mezzanine is installed on the right of the door(s) (when entering), about 3/4 of the way up the door.

The mezuzah can be slightly angled on a diagonal, with the top towards the left, the bottom towards the right.

■ Tefillin (phylacteries)

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This commandment is found in Deuteronomy 6:8 amongst other places, and we see its implementation and use in verses such as Matthew 23:5 – where the tefillin of Deuteronomy 6:8 (totophoth [Strong’s Hebrew Concordance word number 2903]), are referred to as ‘phylacteries’. (phulaktérion [Strong’s Greek Concordance word number 5440])

Tefillin consists of the batim (two boxes) filled with handwritten select passages from the Torah, and retzuot (tefillin straps, used to bind/tie/affix the batim to the head and arm, during a morning prayer.

The tefillin making process is typically all by the dear scribes and Pharisees, from leather selection, pressing and forming, the copying of Holy Scripture to parchment scoll by hand, and to paint application.

Like Mezuzah scrolls, there are various grades of quality for the construction, the grade of leather, and also the parchment that make up tefillin.

■ Tzitzit (fringes)

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This commandment is found in Numbers 15:37-41, and we see it being implemented in verses such as Matthew 23:5, Matthew 9:20 and Luke 8:44.

Due to modern dress and society, the commandment of fringes (tzitzit) is generally carried out today by way of wearing a Tallit Ketan (undershirt, with four distinguished corners nearing the waist, similar to a poncho).

The commandment is also demonstrated by those who pray with a tallit gadol (prayer shawl) during their prayer.

Siddurim (Prayer Books)

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These can be an excellent tool in learning ancient blessings, and prayers – and even some Hebrew along the way as you go.

Siddurs such as the Artscroll Transliterated Interlinear English Siddur, display the Hebrew, the Transliterated Hebrew (Hebrew with English letters to pronounce), and the English on the page.

As per the famous Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:8-13), we can see that the instruction and contextual message to be learned, is to not make our prayers unnecessarily long.

What we seek is already known;

Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Matthew 6:8 NIV

‘Pray then like this:…’
(Matthew 6:9 ESV)

From this, and with the learning of ancient/old prayers from a siddur, one can perhaps make a concise selection from a prayer book in their prayers.

In the siddur mentioned above, a person might see that some of the mourning blessings and requests are quite similar to those referenced in the Lord’s Prayer.

Thus such selections from the siddur that might resound with you and be on your heart might add a richness to your prayers, whether you feel English or Hebrew be best.

For fuller context, some reasons why it has been recommended that prayer be kept concise – apart from what has been quoted above from Matthew 6:8 -, is that some of the zealous Pharisees may have been motivated to appear overly pious to others by praying on street corners in public (Matthew 6:5).

Another reason for a concise/shorter prayer, is that pagans used to have very lengthy prayers in hopes that they would be heard by their created god(s) (Matthew 6:7, 1 King 18:26, 18:28-29).

With this, perhaps some might feel that an occasional long prayer is an act of reverence – especially when sung.

If so, such does not break the above two instructions, and could also perhaps be seen as reverencial, worshipful music (e.g. Orthodox Jewish Prayers sung in a synagogue).

In ancient times in Israel, there were indeed professional singers involved in beautiful melodic service;

Then David spoke to the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their relatives as the singers, with musical instruments, harps, lyres, and cymbals, playing to raise sounds of joy.
1 Chronicles 15:16 NASB2020

A person should carefully review such books, and even perhaps make amendments where needed – as Messiah (Christ) has been, risen, and appeared.

The disciples were certainly devoted to prayer;

‘And they continued stedfastly… in prayers.’
(Acts 2:42 KJV)

‘…we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.’
(Acts 6:4 KJV)

Where To Buy?

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These commandments and customs can usually be purchased today from a reputable Judaica store.

There are also online sellers of such, whom offer ‘kosher certificates/certification’ with regard to construction and quality as per the various customs.

The writer has purchased both locally and online from such places as www.ajudaica.com – which at the time of writing, is still trading. With regards to the Tallit Ketan, some might prefer the Perf-Tzit also known as Neat-Tzit/Undershirt Tzitzit brand, which is a little less long in the garment (not as ‘baggy’), though not too fitted from www.golds.com.au .

Remember to refrain from a purchase on the Sabbath!

Potential Rebuttal from a person with regard to the commandments of Tefillin and Tzitzit;

A person might read Matthew 23:5 and initially mistakenly say something like ‘this passage means we no longer do these commandments anymore – as G-d’s Law is written on our hearts…’;

They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long,
Matthew 23:5 ESV

Such an interpretation however is incorrect, as the context of this passage is essentially saying ‘do the commandments, however do not seek the praise of men whilst doing them. Instead do them out of love and obedience to God’.

We see such to be true in the next two verses – where it goes further into the context and speaks of people whom might be seeking the praise of men, instead of the praise of G-d;

‘…broad and their fringes long,
and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others.’
(Matthew 23:5-‬7 ESV).

May the Holy God bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua/Yeshua HaMoshiach);

With this faith, as we go on learning (Acts 15:21) and upholding His Law (the law of Moses, which features the famous Ten Commandments and the rest);

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. Do we then overthrow the law by this faith?
By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Romans 3:28‭, ‬3:31 ESV

Amen.

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How Christ Prays, And Is Not A Literal Human Sacrifice For Sin – (Verse explanations; Hebrews 9:26, 9:23, 10:5, 10:9, 10:12, 10:14, Isaiah 53:12)

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Table Of Contents
■ Introduction
■ Hebrews 9:26;
■ Hebrews 9:23;
■ Hebrews 10:12
■ Hebrews 10:14
■ Humble submission on Isaiah 53:12

Introduction

The aim of this explanation is to further interpret verses which speak of either Christ’s death and ressurection, or his blood – as they are; poetic and meorphical in a certain way, especially if they read along the lines of ‘sacrifice’ or ‘makes us clean’.

Instead we find that they are ultimately speaking of how Christ is always faithful and obedient, and laid down his life as specified in Holy Scripture. The Law of Moses states that human sacrifice is not allowed (Deuteronomy 24:16) – the end result of his walk here, was that Christ was declared High Priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, 45:7), and this means that the new covenant was instituted (Isaiah 43:6, 49:8, Jeremiah 31:31-34), and this means newness and everlasting life to all who believe (Isaiah 28:16, Ezekiel 36:26-27, 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV).

As High Priest, Christ in turn makes intercession (prayer) for people, and the Father (G-d) hears (ref. Romans 8:34, Isaiah 53:12, Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:1).

Begin

Let us now review and explain some verses;

Hebrews 9:26;

for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Hebrews 9:26 ESV

▪︎Explanation:
Scripture tells us why he laid down his life only once, and also suffered willfully (ref. John 10:18) – in a way which is in agreement with other verses which speak of such in a [literal] manner;

‘…so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.’
(Hebrews 2:17 ESV)

This means, to become high priest, he only had to die once, and not over and over again.

Then, when it says ‘to make propitiation’ – this is again what he now does as high priest, and Scripture actually says he does this continually – ‘propitiation’ here meaning to ‘pray for transgressors’ (Romans 8:34, Isaiah 53:12, Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:1).

This is also what we see in literal verses which relate to him being;

• ‘mediator’ (1 Timothy 2:5),
• declared High Priest – because he hated wickedness when he was here (Psalm 45:7), and,
• making intercession (prayer) for sinners to God – scriptually, this is how forgiveness of sins works by grace through faith, especially without a temple and certified Levitical priests;

‘…Christ Jesus who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.’
(Romans 8:34 NIV)

‘…makes intercession for the transgressors.’
(Isaiah 53:12 ESV)

‘…if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.’
(1 John 2:1 NIV)

In plain, brief – yet reverential English;

Christ (Messiah) is active, ongoing, representation for mankind that falls short. (Psalm 110:4). He died once, and was declared High Priest as per the Psalm (45:7).

More importantly, through this new covenant, this is how everlasting life is obtained, by a person believing ‘in’ Christ;

‘…‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’’
(Isaiah 28:16 ESV)

‘…Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,’
(Ephesians 2:20 ESV)

‘…whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’
(John 3:16 KJV)

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Hebrews 9:23;

Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Hebrews 9:23 ESV

Hebrews 9:23, is referring to heavenly sacrifices such as the praise and prayer (intercession of Christ [Isaiah 53:12], which according to Psalm 40:6, Hebrews 10:5, 10:9 – confirm are better sacrifices than burnt offerings.

▪︎Explanation:
‘…the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.’ (ESV)

– Without getting too aloof and poetical, Scripture literally states that thanksgiving, steadfast love, and good deeds (without sin) are looked upon more favourably than sacrifices;

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Hebrews 13:15‭-‬16 ESV

Christ literally praises and prays to God as mediator for the forginess of sins of people (Romans 8:34, Isaiah 53:12, Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:1);

‘…we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.’
(1 John 2:1 ESV)

Here is a proof text of three verses which ultimately agree here, in that Christ does God’s will and such is pleasing to God, and God hears the prays of the righteous (Proverbs 15:29). The explanation of them follows;

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire– but my ears you have opened — burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
Psalm 40:6 NIV

‘Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said,  “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me;
…“Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second.’
(Hebrews 10:5, 10:9 ESV)

Interpretation of these three verses which go towards explaining Hebrews 9:23;

‘…Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired…’ (ESV) means;

God does not really desire sin offerings over and over- he desires open ears, hearts, and diligent observance of His commandments. He desires no sin from His people.

Christ does God’s will perfectly, a sin offering is not really required of him for actual sins, as he did no violence (Isaiah 53:9) – he is annointed beyond maximum (Isaiah 48:16, Colossians 2:9).

Rather it then says,

‘…I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second.’ (ESV)

And this refers to how;

A) out of obedience, Christ was given to death in order to be confirmed and declared High Priest (in the order of Melchizadek),

And this was so,

B) his obedient walk in a body of flesh could be fulfilled as per Scripture (Isaiah 52:13-15, Micah 5:2 ESV, John 19:19-22)

And,

C) ‘…the second.’ (ESV) [covenant] could be established, as it says in Isaiah 42:6, 49:8;

It was so the new covenant (Jer 31:31) could become active for those who believe in Messiah (Christ); Everlasting Life for people (Isaiah 28:16, John 3:14-15).

Thus believers are no longer under the curses which lead to perishing (‘wasting disease’; Deuteronomy 28:22 ESV, John 3:16 KJV); These they do not perish after ressurection, and thus there is no condemnation towards them (Isaiah 28:16-22, John 3:14-16, Romans 8:1).

Hebrews 9:23, is thus referring to sacrifices such as the praise and prayer (intercession of Christ), which according to Psalm 40:6, Hebrews 10:5, 10:9 – confirm are better sacrifices than burnt offerings.

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Further Verses With Concise Explanation;

Hebrews 10:12

(with explanation in [brackets]);

But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice
[referring to Christ laying down his life in obedience to G-d, where he was given to death, once. This was so he could be mediator and high priest of the new covenant (ref. Jer 31:31, Isa 42:6, 49:8, Hebrews 8:6)]
for sins forever
[believers have their sins forgiven and recieve righteousness (qualities etc., Ref. Heb 10:14) from God by believing in Christ (Philippians 3:3). Christ then goes on interceding for transgressors however (Romans 8:34, Isaiah 53:12, Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:1)]
, sat down on the right hand of God;
Hebrews 10:12 KJV (with explanation in [brackets])

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Hebrews 10:14

For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Hebrews 10:14 KJV

Explanation;

Christ was given once (he laid down his life out of obedience), so that he could become High priest of the New Covenant, where people can recieve of the righteousness of God through faith in him (Philippians 3:3). 

This does not then mean that Christ does not then go on interceding (acting as mediator for what sadly continues to fall short – people [ref. Acts 15:10-11];

Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.”
Acts 15:10‭-‬11 ESV

We know this as other verses tell us that even now he is mediating between the Holy God and people, because of their sins (Romans 8:34, Isaiah 53:12, Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:1).

——-

Humble Submission On Isaiah 53:12;

Isaiah says that the Messiah (Christ)
[figuratively]

‘…bore the sins of many…’,
(Isaiah 53:12)

However,

Isaiah also says that Christ
[literally]

‘…makes intercession for believers and/or transgressors.’
(ref. Isaiah 53:12 ESV, see Acts 15:11)

Explanation:

It is put to you that as per the explanation, all references with regard to ‘blood washing the robes of believers clean’ (ref. Revelation 7:13) and the like, are metaphorical.

This is said, as if his death was in fact a literal human sacrifice (which it is not, as that is prohibited by the Law of Moses ref. Deuteronomy 24:16) – then there would be no reason for him to have to continually pray for sinners and believers as we have read in (Romans 8:34, Isaiah 53:12, Hebrews 2:17, 1 John 2:1).

Thus the ‘bore our sins [by way of his death]’ is a figurative metaphor, and the literal is in his acting as high priest and mediator – by interceding (making prayer) for people, an activity which is on going.

Lastly (and peaceably), Holy Scripture says that Christ was,

‘…given as a [‘new’ ref. Jer 31:31] covenant for the people…’
(Isaiah 42:6, 49:8)

How and in what way?

Answer: Sent and given once as per John 3:16 KJV;

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 KJV

This once part was so he could be made high priest after his faithful walk, as he fulfilled Scripture (Hebrews 2:17).

And Why and what for?

So all who believe can recieve everlasting life and forgiveness of sins, as described in the new covenant with him as mediator (Jeremiah 31:31-34, Ezekiel 36:26-27, Isaiah 27:16).

Hoping it is fruitful.

May G-d bless beyond maximum in Moshiach (in Christ).

Shalom.

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Recommended Reading;

• ‘Propitiation’: Intercession, Not Human Sacrifice (1 John 2:2, Isaiah 53:12)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/03/10/propitiation-1-john-2-2-isaiah-5312/

• Christ [Became] A High Priest – (Hebrews 2:17)

http://www.orthodoxmessianicjudaism.com/2021/04/08/christ-became-a-high-priest-hebrews-217/

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum, believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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‘…There Are Three That Testify…’ (1 John 5:7-8 Explained)

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The purpose of this explanation of Holy Scripture, is to show how both 1 John 5:7 and 5:8 do not speak of the man made doctrine known as the ‘trinity’.

Rather, verse 7 speaks of heaven and how God, Christ, and God’s Holy Spirit are unified (Christ serves God, the Holy Spirit comes from God – these do God’s will).

And verse 8 speaks of earth and how a successful baptism by believing in Christ is so important, and is thus to be sought after rather than the approval of men.

1 John 5:6

Before we begin, 1 John 5:6 will assist with reference for the subject verses – and so here is it briefly with its explanation;

This is he [(Christ/ Messiah)] that came by water and [his own] blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water [John’s Baptism (ref. Matthew 3:14)] and [his own faithfully observant] blood [by which he was obedient unto death and sinless (Hebrews 12:4, Isaiah 53:9)]. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness [as it even bore witness when it descended upon him at his water baptism (Luke 3:22)], because the Spirit is truth.
1 John 5:6 KJV (explanation in [brackets])

1 John 5:7

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1 John 5:7 KJV

Explanation

Verse 7 here is written after Christ was resurrected.

It speaks of what is in heaven as being one – meaning; ‘united in purpose’;

Christ serves G-d and the Holy Spirit (G-d’s power) proceeds from God.

God and Christ are naturally unified in purpose, this is quite easy to grasp – as Christ serves God.

The Holy Spirit proceeds from God (John 15:26), and as it is G-d’s power (if you will), it also it naturally does the will of God – and thus is also one (unified) with God.

Any good works/fruit that come as a result of the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) in a believer’s life, are also indicitive that a believer is unified with God’s (the Father’s) will.

Lastly here, we know that this expression ‘…these three are one.’ means unified in overall purpose – as we see that believers can also be one (unified) as God and Christ are one (unified);

‘that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you….’
(John 17:21 NIV)

As believers can all be one just as God and Christ are one, this means we are not speaking of the in correct man made doctrine known as the ‘trinity’.

1 John 5:8

And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
1 John 5:8 KJV

Explanation:

Verse 7 was speaking of what is in heaven. Verse 8 is now speaking of what is on earth, and encourages us to seek it – and that is a fruitful baptism.

If we explain the three elements in dot points that are presented here in verse 8 they are;

• the Spirit –
The Holy Spirit is present at or before baptism in a believer (Mark 1:10, Acts 10:44-48).

• the water –
The water is necessary for baptism, however unlike standard bathing or even John the Baptists baptism – by believing in the next element (Christ), one may obtain the first element (the Holy Spirit) for newness (Matthew 3:11, 1 Peter 3:21).

• the blood –
The blood represents a person believing that God raised the Lord Jesus (Yehoshua/Yeshua) Christ (Messiah) from the dead. (Romans 10:9-10 ESV).

The next verse (v.9) then goes on to support this by saying that the testimony of men is not what is important;

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son.
1 John 5:9 ESV

This is referring to yearning for acceptance among men – namely the devout unbelieving orthodox Jews, as not being what a person should strive for or value (e.g. in a similar fashion to how Galatians 4:9, 4:17, 6:12 describes Pharisees who try to destabilise new believers, and try have them put their confidence in their deeds as opposed to in Christ whilst they uphold their deeds).

Rather, the testimony of G-d is greater. It includes the new heart and spirit, and so a fruitful baptism by believing in Christ is what is to be sought, as it is condisive of appealing for such goodness (1 Peter 3:21).

Verse 10 then confirms this even further, by stating that the testimony of Christ (that a person believes in Christ) is found within a believer – and this speaks of both the newness (heart, spirit) found believing in Christ (Ezekiel 36:26-27, 2 Cor 5:17), which expresses itself in fruit (Galatians 5:22-23) and deeds (Romans 3:31 ESV, Matt 5:19).

This is also spoken of in verse 5, where a person can only overcome the world (which means to overcome slavery to sins – public or private), with God’s Holy Spirit (Rom 8:13).

This verse also thus states that a person who does not believe, will not have said fruit or deeds – at least in Spirit and truth (John 4:24), and despite this, will sadly still be a slave to their sinful desires.

This confirmation of how 1 John 5:8 is about fruitful baptism (an instruction Mtt 28:19-20, Mark 16:16) and in turn about a person believing in Christ – is spoken of up to the end of verse 13.

For sake of fuller context, people can be born again prior to baptism, such as the example of Cornelius in Acts 10-11, however faithful baptism still remains a type of seal for a believer (Mark 16:16).

Hoping it is of help.

May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum,  believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.

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The Formula Of Baptism Explained – (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:38)

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Introduction:

This explanation will explain the risen King Messiah’s (Christ’s) instructions for baptism verse by verse, and also break down the formula line by line, as per Matthew 28:18-20.

Then, what it means to be baptised in the name of the Lord ‘Jesus Christ’ (ref. Acts 2:38), will also be explained.

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Matthew 28:18-20

VERSE 18:
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:18 KJV

EXPLANATION:
This verse is linked in another verse which briefly states that God has put all things at the King Messiah’s (Christ’s) feet (control), except of course for God Himself, as He is above all;

For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him.
1 Corinthians 15:27 ESV

1 Corinthians 15:27 shows us that G-d remains above all including Christ – hence,

‘…the Father is greater than I…’
(John 14:28).

VERSE 19 And Explanation:
•’…baptizing them in the name of the Father,…’

[a
person recognises and believes that G-d is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,].

‘…and of the Son…’
[a person recognises and believes that the Lord Jesus (Yehoshua/Yeshua) Christ is the Messiah – the created Son of God, whom God has raised from the dead,].

‘…and of the Holy Ghost…’
[a person recognises and is seeking the refreshing and renewal that is promised to all who believe in Christ (1 Peter 3:21, Acts 15:8, 3:19 NASB, 2 Cor 5:17 KJV, Ezekiel 36:26-27, John 14:1, Isaiah 50:10). This refreshing newness comes from God by His Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh), and is part of what is known as the New Covenant (Jer 31:31-34, Ezekiel 36:26-27)], and described as;

‘…an appeal to God for a good conscience…’
(1 Peter 3:21 ESV),

which means,

‘…rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,’
(Titus 3:5 NIV).

VERSE 20:
‘Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you…’
(Matthew 28:20 KJV)

EXPLANATION:
With this faith, Believers are to uphold G-d’s good commandments and statutes – which are known as the Law of Moses;

‘…commandments… whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’
(Matthew 5:19‭-‬20 ESV)

Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Romans 3:31 ESV

‘…we uphold the Torah.’
(Kehilah in Rome 3:31 OJB)

What Does It Mean To Be Baptised In The Name Of Jesus Christ? (ref. Acts 2:38);

Acts 2:38 reads as follows;

Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:38 NIV

Briefly, the expression ‘…in the name of…’ is a phrase used in recognition / to honor a person and or refer to their instructions/words.

This can be seen in other older literature, such as the Mishnah/Talmud – where it might read as this; ‘…r. Yochanan said in the name of r.Mordicai, r.Mordicai said to wash before evening every night – just in case.’

This assists us now with what Acts 2:28 is trying to communicate – which when paraphrased is saying;

‘In honor/recognition of the risen Lord Jesus Christ and his instructions, be baptised in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. With this faith also learn and uphold God’s good commandments and statutes.’.<