Sunday, August 21, 2016

How ironic that former “believers” in Y’shua/Jesus all seem to have this drive to crow about “leaving Jesus” once they’ve been warmly embraced by the Jewish community

How ironic that former “believers” in Y’shua/Jesus all seem to have this drive to crow about “leaving Jesus” once they’ve been warmly embraced by the Jewish counter-missionary rabbis and their converts who make their living by bashing “Jesus and the NT” on the Internet.

It seems, the first thing these former “believers” all do when they decide to reject ADONAI’s Messiah, is to run to some counter-missionary radio host to share their illustrious “testimony” – which always reveals that they didn’t have a good grasp of Scripture OR their former faith, to begin with. Yet, suddenly, they’ve found what they think is the Truth (after doing plenty of religion hopping in their quest to find one that suits them), and now they just HAVE to tell the world why they’ve denounced “Jesus.”

What a sad commentary about the hearts of humans – hearts that have always strayed and disappointed Him (Jeremiah 17:9), and which STILL aren’t listening to HIS Word because it’s easier to sit around and twist and over-analyze Scripture with their limited human mindsets, than it is to actually comprehend what it says at the most basic level….

Something I recently heard a Y’shua rejecter say on a radio podcast is that one of the reasons she left Y’shua behind is because Isaiah 53 tells us Messiah would have children, and “Jesus didn’t have any.” Really? Is that what that passage REALLY says?

If you’ll take a look at this passage in Isaiah 53, you’ll see it talks about the Messiah being a GUILT offering who gave himself unto death…where ADONAI said that when Messiah DID make himself into a guilt offering, he would “see a seed.” Does that mean “children”? No! How could he have children after death?

Leviticus 7:2 The guilt offering is to be slaughtered in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered, and its blood is to be splashed against the sides of the altar.

How could his life be “prolonged” if he offered HIMSELF as a guilt offering? Yeshua’s life was never meant to “be prolonged.” He was here for just a season and a reason – as outlined in the “Rest of the Story” called the Brit Chadasha…

Isaiah 53, verse 10 says that Yahweh purposed Messiah's suffering in His pleasure and would bring it to pass to see the "seed", or the result of this offering; i.e., many redeemed and saved, children of God.

Isaiah 53:10 But יהוה was pleased to crush Him, He laid sickness on Him, that when He made Himself an offering for guilt, He would see a seed, He would prolong His days and the pleasure of יהוה prosper in His hand.

11 He would see the result of the suffering of His life and be satisfied. Through His knowledge My righteous Servant makes many righteous, and He bears their crookednesses. 12 Therefore I give Him a portion among the great, and He divides the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His being unto death, and He was counted with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. (ISR)

Re-read verse 12! “He poured out his being unto DEATH!” The ONLY “seed” Messiah can possibly have is the many souls his death has redeemed!

The problem with those who “leave Jesus” is that they see what they want to see, and no amount of reasoning will help once they think they’ve received some “new truth.” God knows this, and He certainly hears it loud and clear when they sit in front of a camera and microphone with some counter-missionary radio host and proclaim that they do NOT “believe in Yeshua/Jesus” anymore! Therefore, He blinds them so that they CAN’T see His Truth anymore…..

2 Corinthians 4: 3 So if indeed our Good News is veiled, it is veiled only to those in the process of being lost. 4 They do not come to trust because the god of the 'olam hazeh has blinded their minds, in order to prevent them from seeing the light shining from the Good News about the glory of the Messiah, who is the image of God. (CJB)

This is why it is so important for people to read the whole Bible for themselves - again and again - so they can at least KNOW what it says and be able to discern whether or not someone has interpreted some passage correctly.

If someone reading this is thinking of "leaving Jesus" to join the counter-missionaries and their efforts, I would ask that you first read every article on our Countering Jewish Counter-Missionaries page, first: http://therefinersfire.org/ca.htm . That page responds to hundreds of their challenges! "The Jews" only see Scripture from their "Tanach-only" perspective, while you have been viewing it through your "grace-only glasses." Why jump from one end of the spectrum to the other when the TRUTH is somewhere in the middle?

Yes, Torah is "God-breathed" - but He didn't stop "breathing" when Moshe died, and Israel crossed over into their Land. Remember..."the Jews" as a whole (all 12 tribes) were eventually scattered for their endless DISOBEDIENCE! With three major "religions" living in THEIR Land (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) so, WHAT makes you think "they" are on the right track NOW? My God, they gave away the Temple Mount to people who have ALWAYS been, and are STILL trying to kill them! WAKE UP and stop going "religion hopping!" READ THE BIBLE!

Hebrews 10:29 Think how much worse will be the punishment deserved by someone who has trampled underfoot the Son of God; who has treated as something common the blood of the covenant which made him holy; and who has insulted the Spirit, giver of God's grace! 30 For the One we know is the One who said, "Vengeance is my responsibility; I will repay," and then said, "ADONAI will judge his people." 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God! (CJB)

3 comments:

  1. Thanks Sister Shali. We are really in the End Times as many doesn't want to hear the truth anymore about Y'shua and fall away. He will come back again the next time and He will bring the judgement with Him once and for all for He is faithful and true.
    Shalom.

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  2. Shali,

    It is important for readers to know that some versions of the Bible are skewed in a particular direction to suit an agenda. Here is an example:

    Galatians 4:10-12 (NLT) 10 You are trying to find favor with God by what you do or don't do on certain days or months or seasons or years.
    11 I fear for you. I am afraid that all my hard work for you was worth nothing.
    12 Dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to live as I do in freedom from these things, for I have become like you Gentiles were—free from the law. You did not mistreat me when I first preached to you.

    That is from the New Living Translation. Now, here is the same portion of Scripture in the King James Bible: Gal 4:10-12: Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain. Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all.

    See the inserted phrase... "free from the law"? Very troubling!


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