Wednesday, July 1, 2015

YHWH chooses whomever He wishes to accomplish His Divine Mission (Ex. 33:12-19, Dan. 4:17, Rom 9:15-18)

I came across this passage in my studies and just had to share because it is so powerful!  Yosip (Joseph), Yeshua's earthly father receives a message from an angel that changes his life:

Matthew 1:20. While he was thinking these things, a messenger[1] of Master YHWH[2] appeared to him in a dream, and said to him, “Yosip, the son of Dawid, do not have fear to take Maryam as your wife, for he that is begotten[3] in her (is) from the Ruach haKodesh.  21. And she will bear a son and she will call his name Y’shua, for he will save his people from their sins.”  22. And this all happened that it might be fulfilled what was said by Master YHWH through the prophet,  23. “Behold, a virgin[4] will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call his name Ammanuel,[5] which is interpreted ‘our El[6] (is) with us’”  24. When Yosip now rose from his sleep, he did as the messenger of Master YHWH commanded him, and he took his wife.  25. And he did not know her until[7] she had given birth to her first-born son, and she called his name Y’shua.[8]  (Aramaic English New Testament)

[1]   “Messenger” is more preferable by Aramaic, Hebrew and Greek than “angel.”

[2]    YHWH (yud-hey-vav-hey, pronounced YAH - WEH) is the Name of the Most High Elohim.  Netzari followers of Mashiyach never subscribed to the Rabbinic ban against vocalizing the Name of YHWH.  Neither was the pronunciation of the Name lost within Jewish culture.  When Torah was translated into Greek, observant Jewish scribes preserved the Name of YHWH by writing “YHWH” with Hebrew characters in the Septuagint.  Isaiah 52:5-6 states that the Name of YHWH is “continually every day blasphemed, therefore YHWH’s people shall know His name.”  This prophecy is nested in Scripture that reveals the “arm of YHWH” who is Mashiyach, therefore it is Mashiyach Y’shua who brought the knowledge of the Name of YHWH to the world.

Jeremiah 12:16 states that the Israelites swore by the name of Baal (Lord) a popular heathen deity of the day. Jeremiah 23:27 says that false prophets postured false dreams to manipulate YHWH’s people away from YHWH into Baal worship.  One should also note that the English “LORD” is an equivalent term for “Baal.”  Jeremiah 44:26, states that YHWH would remove His Name from their lips for using the clich√©, “as Adonai YHWH liveth,” all while they burnt incense to the Queen of Heaven.

However, Jeremiah 16:21 states that “they shall know my Name is YHWH.”  Ezekiel 36:20-24 states that when Israel “entered unto the heathen… they profaned my Set Apart Name… but I had pity for my Set Apart Name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen… and I will sanctify my Great Name, which was profaned among the heathen!”

[3]  Y’shua the Son is begotten of YHWH as Mashiyach, see Psalm 2:7-12.

[4]  See Almah in Appendix. (Note from The Refiner's Fire:  You can also read about Almah on our website, which reflects the AENT appendix.)

[5]  Isaiah 7:14-25 speaks of the salvation and regathering of Yisrael, preempted by the sign of a virgin giving birth.

[6]  El is the shortened form of Eloah, and the singular form of Elohim.

[7]  Which means he “knew” his wife afterwards (Genesis 38:26; 1 Kings 1:4), and they had other children.

[8]  The Tanakh records the name Y’shua (Jeshua) 30 times, Y’hoshua (Joshua) 199 times.  Y’shua is the shortened form of Y’hoshua, the same name given to Mashiyach.  The successor of Moses, Yehoshua (Joshua), is a type of Mashiyach, who brought the Israelites into the promised land.  Additionally, yeshua (salvation) used 78 times is the passive participle of yasha (save or savior), which is used 205 times.  “I have waited for your yeshua (salvation), O YHWH.” Genesis 49:18.  The hybrid name Jesus (Je–Zeus) was coined within a culture where “Zeus” is the chief deity.  The name “Jesus” contributes to the polytheistic values that breaks Mashiyach away from his Torah based identity.  The Greek persona of the “new Messiah” made way to endorse Trinitarian, anti-Torah and Hellenistic lifestyles. 

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