Monday, March 4, 2019

Did Yeshua commit blasphemy?

There is a huge faction on the Internet who are busy berating ADONAI's Divine Messiah, accusing him of "being a Christian idol" who committed blasphemy, and presented himself as God.

Well, that's not exactly true! Let's check out John 10 in context:

John 10:25. Y’shua answered and said to them, I have told you and you do not believe! And the works that I do in the Name of my Father they testify concerning me. 26. But you do not believe because you are not of my sheep, just as I have told you. 27. My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they come after me. 28. And I give to them life that is eternal and they will not perish and no man will ever snatch them from my hands.

29. For my Father who gave them to me is greater than all, and no man is able to snatch them from the hands of my Father. 30. I and the Father are one. 31. And again the Yehudeans took up rocks to stone him. 32. Y’shua said to them, Many pleasing works from the presence of my Father I have shown you. For which of them do you stone me?

33. The Yehudeans said to him, “It is not because of the pleasing works that we stone you, rather because you do blaspheme and that while you are a Son of man you make yourself Elohim!” 34. Y’shua said to them Is it not written in your Torah that “I have told you that you are Elohim.” 35. If those people he called Elohim because the Miltha of Elohim was with them and Scripture is not able to be broken

36. To him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world you say, “You blaspheme!” concerning that I had told you that “I am the Son of Elohim.” 37. Unless I do the works of my Father, do not believe me. 38. If, however, I do them even if you do not believe me, you believe the works that you may know and believe that my Father is in me and I am in my Father. (AENT)

What Y’shua was trying to say in the verse 33, above, was that the Ruach of YHWH is within him, (Isaiah 11:1-2, Zechariah 12:10). He taught that while his nefesh would die, YHWH would reanimate both his neshama (human spirit/ruach) and nefesh (soul). Y’shua never claimed his nefesh was anything other than human and that as such, it would die.

Let's also remember that GOD cannot be born or die; which means there was more to Yeshua than meets the eye!  Please check out our indepth discussion on the phrase, “I and the Father are one” referring to verse 30.

In verse 34, he is referring to Psalm 82:6.

Referring to verse 38, in Isaiah 22:20-25 a priestly father is named Hilkiah (“my portion is YHWH”) and his son is Eliakim (Elohim raises) which foreshadows Mashiyach whose “portion” is YHWH, and who is raised up by Elohim.

Mashiyach is the first begotten of YHWH who suffers, then is raised up and then is given governance over all nations, kindreds, tongues and peoples as foreshadowed in verses 21-22:

“And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.” (Source: AENT)

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