Jews don’t need Yeshua? Let’s examine this via Scripture:
John 17:2-3 "Just as you have given him authority over all flesh that whomever You have given him, he will give to him life that is eternal. Now this is life that is eternal, that they might know You, that You are the Elohim of Truth, and he alone whom You have sent, the Mashiyach Y’shua." (AENT)
Most of us have heard the erroneous idea that the Jews don’t need Yeshua because they have Torah. Why would anyone suggest that, when (1) YHWH has always demanded blood sacrifices as a substitution/redemption for our lives; and (2) Yeshua clearly said NOBODY comes to the Father except through HIM? (See Exodus 12:26-27; Numbers 15:22-30; and John 14:6.)
Leviticus 17:11 For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for yourselves; for it is the blood that makes atonement because of the life. (CJB)
Yes, God commissioned the Tribe of Judah to safeguard and preserve the Torah when the tribes were scattered into the nations for their endless disobedience (Genesis 49:10, Micah 4:2); but “safeguarding” His Torah never meant that Torah keeping was “just for the Jews”; nor that it somehow served as atonement for sins!
YHWH caused Yeshua, His Divine Messiah – the Word, the living Torah, the branch, the arm (John 1:1, 14; Isaiah 11:1, 10; Isaiah 53:1-1; Jeremiah 23:5, 33:15; Zecheriah 3:8, 6:12) - to be born into the Tribe of Judah, and commanded him to proclaim the Kingdom and do everything he was told to do and say! (Deuteronomy 18:15-18; John 12:44-50).
See for yourself:
Luke 4: 43 "But he (Yeshua/Jesus) said, "I must preach the good news of the Kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent." (CJB)
Luke 8: 1. And it happened after these things that Y'shua was going around in the cities and in the villages and was preaching and declaring the Kingdom of Elohim. (AENT)
John 6: 35. Y'shua said to them, I am the Bread of Life. Whoever comes to me will not hunger. And whoever believes in me will not ever thirst. 36. But I have said to you that you have seen me, and you do not believe. 37. All who my Father has given to me will come, and whoever comes not to me I will cast outside! 38. For I came down from heaven, not to do my will, but to do the will of Him who sent me. 39. And this is His will, that of Him who sent me, that all that He has given to me I do not lose even one. 40. For this is the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him, will have life that is eternal. And I will raise him up on the last day. (AENT)
So, as you can see, having possession of the Torah alone doesn’t mean one is automatically “saved”. To be cleansed (redeemed) by the blood of the Lamb, requires BELIEF in that “Lamb” (Romans 10:4-14).
So far, most Jews have rejected Yeshua as their long-awaited Messiah for many reasons, including the fact that they cannot see, for instance, that Isaiah 53 is all about him (and not some mere human who is yet to come, which is what they are predicting).
(But one of the main reasons Jews refuse to believe in Yeshua is because Christianity has turned the Messiah into a Torah-less entity who basically came to BE God on earth, and remove the need for Torah obedience….)
Returning to the point, YHWH has ALWAYS demanded a blood sacrifice for redemption; and just because Judah was tasked with safeguarding Torah and taking it into the world, didn’t then, nor does it now, cause them to be "atoned for." There hasn't been any Temple for sacrifices for a long while now; so Jews have had NO way of atoning for sins or redemption - or anything else.
YHWH sent us His Divine Messiah to shed his blood on our behalf, and we will not receive eternal life UNLESS we accept and believe in the shed blood of Yeshua! The Bible says so!
Romans 10:4. For Mashiyach is the goal of Torah for righteousness to everyone that believes in him. 5. For Moshe describes the righteousness which is by Torah, this way: Whoever will do these things will live by them. 6. But the righteousness which is by faith, says thus: You will not say in your heart, Who ascends to heaven and brings Mashiyach down? 7. Or, Who descends to the abyss of Sheol and brings up Mashiyach from the house of the dead?
8. But what says it? The thing is near to your mouth and to your heart: that is, the Word of Faith which we declare. 9. And if you will confess with your mouth our Master Y’shua, and will believe with your heart that Elohim has raised him from the dead, you will live. 10. For the heart that believes in him is made righteous; and the mouth that confess him is restored to life.
11. For the Scripture says: Everyone that believes in him will not be ashamed. 12. And in this, it discriminates neither Jews nor Gentiles. For there is one, Master YHWH, over them all, who is abundantly generous towards every one that calls on him. 13. For everyone that will call on the name of Master YHWH, will have life. 14. How then will they call on him, in whom they have not believed? Or, how will they believe in him, of whom they have not heard? Or, how will they hear without a preacher? (AENT)
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