Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Y’shua was and is YHWH’s Messiah!

We've all heard counter-missionaries insist that since "Jesus" isn't mentioned by name in Torah (or even in all of the Tanakh), he clearly can't be the Messiah. Well, truth is, the same applies to the person whom the Jews will eventually SAY is the Messiah, because he is ALSO NOT named there!

Scripture is progressive! It doesn't reveal everything within the first chapter of Genesis (or even in the last chapter of Deuteronomy) concerning what God is going to do! For instance, Torah doesn’t mention any of the prophets by name, nor are we told about Deborah,the first female Judge over all Israel; yet, they're eventually revealed in Tanakh....

Genesis Chapter One doesn't reveal that Adam and Eve would end up committing the first known sin which would send the entire world into chaos! It didn't reveal to Adam and Eve that they would have a son (Cain) who would become a murderer or that that son's descendant (Lamech) would become the first adulterer. They also didn't know about the Flood, or that someone named Noah and his family would have to start mankind all over again because of man's penchant for sinning.

God's revelations are progressive; not necessarily mentioned upfront!

According to counter-missionary logic, Torah doesn't mention Kings David or Solomon; therefore,they must not exist! Torah also doesn't mention cell phones, space shuttles, automobiles, computers or Facebooking - but yet we are all familiar with these things!

Daniel 7 gives us a hint about the Messiah - whose name (whether counter-missionaries like it, or not!) was Y'shua:

Daniel 7:13 “I kept watching the night visions, when I saw, coming with the clouds of heaven, someone like a son of man. He approached the Ancient One and was led into his presence. 14 To him was given rulership, glory and a kingdom, so that all peoples, nations and languages should serve him.

His rulership is an eternal rulership that will not pass away; and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. (CJB)

Isaiah 9:6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; dominion will rest on his shoulders, and he will be given the name Pele-Yo'etz El Gibbor Avi-'Ad Sar-Shalom [Wonder of a Counselor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace] (CJB)

Has anyone besides Y'shua been referred to as "God" or "Prince of Peace?"

Micah 5:2 But you, Beit-Lechem near Efrat, so small among the clans of Y'hudah, out of you will come forth to me the future ruler of Isra'el, whose origins are far in the past, back in ancient times. 3 Therefore he will give up [Isra'el] only until she who is in labor gives birth. Then the rest of his kinsmen will return to the people of Isra'el. 4 He will stand and feed his flock in the strength of ADONAI, in the majesty of the name of ADONAI his God; and they will stay put, as he grows great to the very ends of the earth; (CJB)

The BIBLE contains at least 300 prophecies that have already come to pass exactly as was written, and there is no way they could all be "coincidences."

As a matter of fact, according to mathematician and professor, Peter Stoner, the probability of even just 48 prophecies being fulfilled by one person (referring to Y'shua) is the incredible number of 1 in 10^157 power!

(And, oh by the way, for those who believe that men were never supposed to do anything to ATONE for the sins of others, please see our blog article for a wakeup call – because that is exactly what priests of old did.)

BOTTOM LINE: Y'shua came to proclaim the Kingdom of YHWH and to do everything His Father commanded. He tore down the fences of man's legalism; and neither He nor His Apostles or Disciples ever advocated against Torah!

John 12: 44. But Y'shua cried out and said, He who believes in me, it is not in me he does believe, but in Him who sent me. [1] 45. And he who sees me sees Him who sent me! 46. I have come as the light into this world that all who believe in me might not remain in the darkness! 47. And he who hears my words, yet does not keep them, I do not judge him, for I have not come to judge the world but to give life[2] to the world.

48. He who rejects me and does not receive my words, there is something that judges him. The word that I have spoken, it will judge him on the last day. 49. For I have not spoken from my soul, but the Father who sent me. He gave a Commandment to me what I should say and what I should speak. 50. And I know that His commands are eternal life. [3] Therefore, these things that I speak just as my Father told me, thus I speak.[4] (AENT)

[1] Y'shua does not bring a new Faith, but reveals the original Faith of YHWH the Father.

[2] Y'shua proclaims that he came to give life, then he declares that His father's Commands are eternal life! The Father's "Commands" are instruction in righteousness; this is Torah which contains Commandments, Judgments, Testimony and Witness regarding the Kingdom of Elohim. Those who enter into Covenant with Mashiyach are entering into Covenant with his Father YHWH; therefore, it is evil - an outright lie - to teach that Torah is done away with and replaced by a new theology!

[3] The Commands of YHWH bring eternal life. YHWH's "Commands" refers to all of His Commandments; these are one and the same as every Word that proceeds out of the Mouth of Elohim. These are not Commands only between Y'shua and His Father but they are universal for all souls who will enter into the Malchut Elohim.

[4] Y'shua speaks the Word of YHWH, not his own words; therefore, he conveys the revelation of YHWH according to the Ruach haKodesh without the baggage of man's religious tradition. Religion has a propensity to reinvent or interpret the Word of YHWH to make it "acceptable" to man's standards; whereas Mashiyach came not to please men, but to honor and bring Glory to his Father.

Y'shua is exactly whom YHWH made him to be: His Messiah!

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