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YESHUA - THE MASHIACH OF ISRAEL
 

YESHUA - THE MASHIACH OF ISRAEL


5 Spiritual principles

The universe is created by the Most High and by Him is created everything it. Each man is created by Him, He creates all the laws both physical and spiritual. When we investigate Jewish Holy Scriptures we can find out that Gods plan of forgiveness of our sins and establishment of the close relations with Him can be stated in 5 spiritual principles.

1. God has created the man in a manner that he could have affinity with Him and had much fruit of His life!

2. The sin separates you from God and His life. The sin results in spiritual death (Ezek. 18:4, Isaiah 59:2).

3. You cannot be cleared of sins relying on your own strength. The sin can be expiated only by faith in mercy of the Most High by blood of animals (Leviticus 17:11 or Vayicra). All this was carried out in the Temple. Now the Temple is not present, offerings are not present. Can we receive blood of purification by faith today? What kind of blood?

4. Today God has given the blood of purification through the Perfect Offering, through the One Whom the Jewish book Tanach names "Mashiah" (Messiah).

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5. The man has the right of a choice to invite Messiah in his heart to find blood of expiation, to establish the close relations with God, to have hope for rescue.

Only one man in history has completed all these prophecies. He has opened a new era and has changed a course of a history. And millions Jews and non-Jews have put on Him the hope in receiving of redemption. The repentance is a decision to change your way of life and to live with God in heart, with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through redemptive offering of Mashiah Yeshua.

If you wish to find peace with God, you can pray a simple prayer with faith in heart and He will hear and will forgive: " My God, God of our fathers, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel,I recognize that has sinned against you and I repent in it. Through blood Yeshua haMashiah, His redemptive blood, forgive me; enter into my heart and life. I thank you that you do it in the performance of The Word. Amen. "

Is Yeshua the Messiah?*

To some, Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth) seems like an unlikely candidate for the promised Messiah of Israel. Nearly 2,000 years ago, he was executed by Roman crucifixion after being rejected by the ruling council in Israel. His followers claimed he rose from the dead, fulfilling prophecy in the Tanakh. He then departed from Israel (and the rest of the world) but with a promise to return.

Messianic hope has centered around God's Anointed One being a political deliverer who would free Israel from gentile oppression and usher in a never-ending period of Israeli (and worldwide) peace. If Yeshua was the Messiah, he certainly did not fulfill that hope. How, then, could he possibly be G-d's Anointed?

Another way to pose the question is to ask: Did God give any scriptural evidence that the Messiah would initially be rejected by Israel, then depart from her for a long span of time, and finally return as her Redeemer?

Interestingly, the lives of two prominent Hebrews closely fit such a pattern ...

Joseph was rejected by his brothers, the sons of Israel. As a result of this rejection, he was separated from them for many years. When they saw him again, the sons of Israel did not initially recognize him as one of their own, but rather as merely a gentile ruler. And the one whom they had rejected became their savior in the end, making provision for the entire house of Israel during a time of great famine. Joseph concluded that what his brothers had meant for evil, G-d had meant for good.

Moses' life followed a similar pattern. The children of Israel considered him merely a gentile ruler, and not as one of their own. He, too, like Joseph, was initially rejected. As a result, he went away for many years and was separated from his people. When he finally returned to them, G-d used him as their redeemer, freeing them from Egyptian bondage.

Are G-d's back-to-back accounts of the lives of Joseph (Genesis 37-41) and Moses (Exodus 1-12) merely coincidental in their similarity? Both men were initially rejected by Israel; both were separated from their people for many years; both were used by G-d to redeem Israel in a time of great need. Could not G-d have been using the lives of Joseph and Moses to point to the ultimate Redeemer of Israel?

The biblical accounts of Joseph and Moses would explain how the true Messiah of Israel could be rejected by His own people, leave them for many years and yet one day return as their national Deliverer. The life of Yeshua of Nazareth fits that scenario, closely paralleling the lives of Joseph and Moses. In fact, a Grecian Jew of the first century CE, named Stephen, used the lives of Joseph and Moses as testimony (two witnesses) before the Sanhedrin that Yeshua was indeed the promised Messiah, and that his life was perfectly foreshadowed in the Tanakh (see the Book of Acts, chapters 6 and 7).

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But what of Yeshua's crucifixion? Did G-d give any scriptural evidence that His Anointed One (His Son; see Psalm 2) might be executed?

An example that Yeshua himself used was the bronze snake which Moses nailed to a pole (Numbers 21:5-9). Whenever an Israelite was bitten by a poisonous serpent, he or she could look at the bronze snake and live. This event, Yeshua said, was a foreshadowing of his own death by crucifixion (being nailed to a pole). He came "in the likeness of sinful flesh" (Romans 8:3) and became a sin offering for us (Isaiah 53). The contrast to the story in Numbers is that those who look to Yeshua would be granted eternal life rather than physical life.

Even stronger evidence comes in the binding of Isaac. Abraham was called upon to sacrifice his son whom he loved, his one and only son. The New Covenant Scriptures use the exact same language to speak of the sacrifice of Yeshua. G-d was sacrificing His one and only Son (Psalm 2; John 1:14), whom He loved. And, just as Yeshua carried the wooden beam for his execution, Isaac carried the wood that would be used for his sacrifice. Many other parallels exist between the two accounts. Most striking is that when Isaac asked about the animal for the offering, Abraham responded that G-d Himself would provide the lamb (Genesis 22:8). G-d indeed stopped Abraham from going through with the sacrifice of Isaac and provided an animal substitute, but the animal was a ram, not a lamb. Could Abraham's prophetic word have been fulfilled, then, by Yeshua the "Lamb of G-d who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29)?

There are many scriptures from the Prophets which Yeshua's life fulfilled. But we close by considering the sacrifice system under Moses. This, like the binding of Isaac, could have been G-d's way of showing that the Messiah would be sacrificed. The Pesach lamb, the kippurim and the many bulls and goats used as part of the sacrificial system show that salvation had to come by way of sacrificial blood. As we know, one could not enter G-d's presence (the Holy of Holies) without a blood covering. Of Yeshua it is said ...

"For Messiah did not enter a holy place made with hands, a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of G-d for us; nor was it that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood not his own. Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself." (Hebrews 9:24-26)

Yeshua of Nazareth is the perfect candidate for the Messiah of Israel. The lives of Joseph and Moses are indications of what the Messiah's life would look like. The Messiah must be initially rejected by Israel and go away for many years before He will redeem her. Also, the binding of Isaac and the sacrificial system are indications of what the Messiah would do. He must offer His life for the salvation of others.

"Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His Son's name? Surely you know!" (Proverbs 30:4)

Messianic Prophecies

"The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;" Deuteronomy 18 :15

" Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek. But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth. And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. " - Micah 5:1-5

"Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. - Daniel 9:24-26.

"Behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them," declares the LORD. "But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD, "I will put My law within them, and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. "And they shall not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them," declares the LORD, "for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." - Jeremiah 31:31-34

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The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them. Thou shalt multiply the nation, Thou shalt increase their gladness; they will be glad in Thy presence as with the gladness of harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. For Thou shalt break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, as at the battle of Midian. For every boot of the booted warrior in the battle tumult, and cloak rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire, for a Child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from them on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this. - Isaiah 9:2-7

"Therefore the LORD Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a Son, and she will call His name Immanuel." - Isaiah 7:14

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and endowed with Salvation, humble, and mounted on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a donkey. And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; and the bow of war will be cut off. And He will speak peace to the nations; and His dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. - Zechariah 9:9-10

Behold, My servant will prosper, He will be high and lifted up, and greatly exalted. Just as many were astonished at you, My people, so His appearance was marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men. Thus He will sprinkle many nations, kings will shut their mouths on account of Him; for what had not been told them they will see, and what they had not heard they will understand. - Isaiah 52:13-15

Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him. He was despised and forsaken of men, a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and like one from whom men hide their face, He was despised and we did not esteem Him. Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of GOD, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth. By oppression and judgment He was taken away; and as for His generation, who considered that He was cut off out of the land of the living, for the transgression of my people to whom the stroke was due? His grave was assigned with wicked men, yet He was with a rich man in His death, because He had done no violence, nor was there any deceit in His mouth, but the LORD was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief; if He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, and the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand. As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; by His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, as He will bear their iniquities. Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, and He will divide the booty with the strong; because He poured out Himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet He Himself bore the sin of many, and interceded for the transgressors. - Isaiah 53

But I am a worm, and not a man, a reproach of men, and despised by the people. All who sneer at me; they separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying, "Commit yourself to the LORD; let Him deliver him; let Him rescue him, because He delights in him." Yet Thou art He who didst bring me forth from the womb; Thou didst make me trust when upon my mother's breasts. Upon Thee I was cast from birth; Thou hast been my GOD from my mother's womb. Be not far from me, for trouble is near; for there is none to help. Many bulls have surrounded me; strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me. They open wide their mouth at me, as a ravening and a roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within me. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaves to my jaws; and Thou dost lay me in the dust of death. For dogs have surrounded me; a band of evildoers has encompassed me; they pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me; they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. - Psalm 22:6-18

I gave My back to those who strike Me, and My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting. For the LORD my GOD helps Me, therefore, I am not disgraced; therefore, I have set My face like flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. - Isaiah 50:6-7

For Thou wilt not abandon my soul to Sheol; neither wilt Thou allow Thy Holy One to undergo decay. Thou wilt make known to me the path of life; in Thy presence is fullness of joy; in Thy right hand there are pleasures forever. - Psalm 16:10-11

The LORD says to my LORD: "Sit at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies a footstool for Thy feet." The LORD will stretch forth Thy strong scepter from Zion, saying, "Rule in the midst of Thine enemies." Thy people will volunteer freely in the day of Thy power; in holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Thy youth are to Thee as the dew. - Psalm 110:1-3

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

The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone. This is the LORD's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. O LORD, do save, we beseech Thee; O LORD, we beseech Thee, do send prosperity! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD: - Psalm 118:22-26

And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south. - Zechariah 14:4

"And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like the bitter weeping over a first-born. In that day there will be great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo. And the land will mourn, every family by itself; the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself, and their wives by themselves; all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves." - Zechariah 12:10-14

Surely I am more stupid than any man, and I do not have the understanding of a man. Neither have I learned wisdom, nor do I have the knowledge of the Holy One.
      Who has ascended into heaven and descended?
      Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
      Who has wrapped the waters in His garment?
      Who has established all the ends of the earth?
      What is His name or His Son's name?
      Surely you know! - Proverbs 30:2-4

"Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and delight yourself in abundance. Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you."- Isaiah 55:1-3

* From articl of Baruc

 

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