First of all;
Gen 12:1 And יהוה said to Abram, “Go yourself out of your land, from your relatives and from your father’s house, to a land which I show you.
Gen 12:2 “And I shall make you a great nation, and bless you and make your name great, and you shall be a blessing!
Gen 12:3 “And I shall bless those who bless you, and curse him who curses you. And in you all the clans of the earth shall be blessed.”
I would like to start with whom Yahweh was speaking of in this passage.
Abraham was the 1st Hebrew and he would give birth to Yisra’el (Ya’aqob) whose seed becomes the nation of Yisra’el of whom Yahweh calls His people. Yahweh never calls His people Yahudah. When Yahweh re-gathers His people and the two Houses become one again, we will be the House of Yisra’el.
Our Mashiach, Yahusha, was and is of the tribe of Yahudah by ‘law’, not by Blood. Being the Son of Yahweh through the Ruach, and His mother, a relative of the High Priestly Aharon line of Lewites, ZacharYah and Elisheba, the mother and father of Yohanan the Immerser, he is more Lewite by blood.
I want to establish that there is a difference in being a Yahudim, (a member of the tribe of Yahudah) and a ‘Jew’, for the purposes of this study. In that context, ‘Judaism’ is a religion that, in my opinion, is in grievous error and I believe this study will prove me correct.
I realize that many will read into this study an anti-Semitic notion, but that is simply not true. Anti-Semitism is a hatred for all Yisra’el, and I want to make it clear that I hate no-one, including those of the Jewish faith. This study is no more anti-Semetic than the Besorah itself. The Besorah being the 'good news' of Messiah.
That said, I will show that our Messiah had nothing good to say about the practices of the religious leadership of ‘Judaism’ in the days He visited His people.
I ‘came out of ‘her’’, the religious Babel (christian church), some years ago, seeing the lies inherited by the church fathers. As I sought the Scriptural congregation of Philadelphia, those whom Yahusha, had nothing against. I thought I had found that in the Nazarene Yisra’el Messianic movement. I do still consider myself a Nazarite, but not by association with any of the many groups that I have become involved with and had to pass on through, because of the Pauline doctrines. I follow Messiah Yahusha ONLY, and as He is a Nazarite, I identify with him.
I am finding that this Messianic movement is really quite ‘messy’, just like the churches, there are many, many different denominations under the guidance of the individual doctrines of ‘allegorical’, ‘picking and choosing’ of whichever version of the ‘bible’ fits their desires. The Torah tells us not to treat the Torah with partiality. To me, that means that we are not to pick and choose, nor are we to apologize away or allegorize what Scripture tells us to do or not to do.
Also, one of the words we should remove from our vocabulary is ‘religion’. As I use it in this study, I use it as a derogatory term. Re-legion= ‘re’ or ‘ra’, the sun god and legions =many (thousands). Religion is; many thousands of sun gods. The one time it is used in the Scriptures, it is a poor translation, it has a better alternative translation, which is ‘worship’, go ahead and look it up in the Greek. True ‘worship’ is the feeding of the hungry and taking care of the widows.
I am a Scriptural ‘literalist’.(that is a period), emphasized
Allegorizing or apologetics allow for 100 different interpretations of a Scripture by 100 different people. How can anyone be of like mind in this environment? If the Scriptures are taken literally, we eliminate most, if not all of the arguments. The Scriptures were written so that a five year old can understand them. It only becomes difficult when we begin to analogize, allegorize, and apologize. I believe Torah backs this in these verses; I have also noticed over the years, within the church and since I left ‘church’ for Messianic truth, that 9 out of 10 arguments between believers are about the teachings of Paul and of ‘men’. It is the teachings of Paul that bring in the contentions and confusion. Confusion is not the way of Yahweh, it is the way of HaSatan.
Deu 4:2 “Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it, so as to guard the commands of יהוה your Elohim which I am commanding you.
Deu 12:32 “All the words I am commanding you, guard to do it – do not add to it nor take away from it.
Pro 30:6 Do not add to His Words, lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar.
Our Messiah tells us which Scriptures would never change.
Mat 5:17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete.
Mat 5:18 “For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.
The Torah and the Prophets, DO NOT apply to all the Tanakh as some say. Yahusha would have said the Tanakh if that is what He meant. He was specific for a reason, the Torah teaches righteousness, the prophets attempted to bring them back to righteousness and that is what the Scriptures are all about; Walking in the Way of Yahweh. As one Tehellim states; The Way of Yahweh is righteousness, if we are walking in His Way, we must also walk righteously.
The Scriptures tell us not to mix worship too many times to even list here and it would take a book to discuss this part of the issue. Judaism had become Hellenized and was steeped in it at the time of Yahusha’s visit. However, this was not His focus in the Besorah. He did speak volumes about the Talmud teachings, though that word does not show up in our translations. I believe He instead used the word ‘traditions’ and spoke of what the Pharisees and scribes and elders and priests were teaching, they, through the Talmud, made the Sabbath impossible to keep as they did the Torah. The Torah was and is NOT too hard for us as Torah states;
Deu 30:11 “For this command which I am commanding you today, it is not too hard for you, nor is it far off.
Talmud teachings are anti-Torah. These statements are right out of the Talmud and there are others that would literally shock you that are unrelated to this study or even this book.
Baba Kamma 113a. Jews may use lies ("subterfuges") to circumvent a Gentile.
" Schabouth Hag. 6b: "Jews may swear falsely by use of subterfuge wording.
" Zohar 1,160a: "Jews must always try to deceive Christians."
Hilkkoth Akum Z1: "Do not save Goyim (Gentiles) in danger of death.
“Judaism” today is really no different than what it was when our Messiah walked this earth. Some groups have gone away and other groups have taken the priesthood away and the true Sons of Tsadoq are hidden from us. But ‘Judaism’ has not followed the Torah since they entered the promised land, except for a very few, short periods of time, when they would return to Yahweh, but never for very long, maybe to the end of that generation, and the next generation would come and repeat the sins of their fathers, and so on and so on...as it is today, the world is apostate.
Luk 9:20 And He said to them, “And you, who do you say I am?” And Kĕpha answering, said, “The Messiah of Elohim.”
Luk 9:21 And strictly warning them, He commanded them to say this to no one,
Luk 9:22 saying, “The Son of Aḏam has to suffer much, and to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and to be killed, and to be raised the third day.”
Luk 9:23 And He said to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his stake daily, and follow Me.
Luk 9:24 “For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake shall save it.
Luk 9:25 “For what is a man profited if he gains all the world, and is himself destroyed or lost?
Luk 9:26 “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Aḏam shall be ashamed when He comes in His esteem, and in His Father’s, and of the set-apart messengers.
Here in verse 22; “The Son of Aḏam has to suffer much, and to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and to be killed,…”
To this very day in 2012, the ‘Jews’ still reject Yahusha as the Messiah, they reject that the Messiah has come to His people.
Judaism is more about the “Talmud” than it is about Torah. In direct violation of the Torah that states “Do not add to nor take away from, this Book of the Torah”. As they interpret the Torah they add more and more commands to it and as time continues, more and higher ranking rabbi make new declarations and interpretations and so continued to add to the ‘Law”. It was called the ‘Oral Torah” but there is no Scriptural evidence, and as stated is actually forbidden by Torah. They say that the ‘oral torah’ was given to Mosheh and was spoken not written. But Scripture says that Mosheh wrote all that Yahweh spoke to him.
Living according to the Torah of Yahweh is NOT ‘Judaism’.
As I was saying earlier about mixing worship and having come out of the church and into following the Messiah, I found that the many groups calling themselves ‘Messianic’ have aligned themselves in Judaism, under the heading of ‘Messianic Judaism’. Nearly all of those groups following the Pauline teachings.
Most of us who came out of churches and understand that to be a mix of many pagan religions with a form of Messianism. Why on earth would we further the mix going back to the ‘religion’ of Judaism? Mixing that with a belief in Messiah?
I know of Messianic Jews that perform Sabbath Seder and/or Passover meal that involves an egg as part of the ritualistic ways of Judaism. This is just one of many things that stem from pagan religions adopted into Judaism. Knowing that there is this mix, as in churches, should we join in on the prayers and rituals of Judaism? I think not!!
Exo 32:34 “And now, go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. See, My Messenger goes before you. And in the day of My visitation I shall visit their sin upon them.”
The place referred to here is Yerushalayim and “the day of My visitation” is Yahusha Messiah’s time 27-30 CE. Let’s take a look at the word ‘visit’; “I shall ‘visit’ their sin…”
1) to attend to, muster, number, reckon, visit, punish, appoint, look after, care for (verb)
1a1) to pay attention to, observe
1a2) to attend to
1a3) to seek, look about for
1a4) to seek in vain, need, miss, lack
1a5) to visit
1a6) to visit upon, punish
1a7) to pass in review, muster, number
1a8) to appoint, assign, lay upon as a charge, deposit
1b1) to be sought, be needed, be missed, be lacking
1b2) to be visited
1b3) to be visited upon
1b4) to be appointed
1b5) to be watched over
1c) (Piel) to muster, call up
1d) (Pual) to be passed in review, be caused to miss, be called, be called to account
1e1) to set over, make overseer, appoint an overseer
1e2) to commit, entrust, commit for care, deposit
1f1) to be visited
1f2) to be deposited
1f3) to be made overseer, be entrusted
1g) (Hithpael) numbered
1h) (Hothpael) numbered
2) musterings, expenses (noun masculine plural abstract)
Part of Speech: see above in Definition
A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: a primitive root
Same Word by TWOT Number: 1802
Gen 49:10 “The sceptre shall not turn aside from Yehudah, nor a Lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes, and to Him is the obedience of peoples.
This verse also prophesies about the first advent of Messiah. The ruler-ship of Yahudah is to be taken away from them and given to the Messiah. We will see in this study that is just what happens. The Jews of the day cannot admit that Yahusha is the Messiah as they know very well about this verse from the prophecy of Ya’aqob in Ber 49:10. If they confess that Yahusha is the Messiah, they would be relinquishing their authority, but they loved their authority too much to give it up.
What did our Messiah, Yahusha have to say about “Judaism”?
"Be careful," Yahusha said to them. "Be on your guard against the yeast of the
Pharisees and Sadducees."
Joh 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you wish to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.
It was the ‘Jews’, the Pharisees and Sadducees, that He referred to as ‘You’. That was a very powerful statement when you think about it and how can anyone deny that Yahusha was condemning the “Jews” with this statement.
Here Yohanan the Immerser, speaks words that Yahusha will later speak.
Mat 3:7 And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his immersion, he said to them, “Brood of adders! Who has warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Mat 3:8 “Bear, therefore, fruits worthy of repentance,
Mat 3:9 and do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as father.’ For I say to you that Elohim is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
Mat 3:10 “And the axe is already laid to the root of the trees. Every tree, then, which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Obviously there must be a reason for this outburst at the sight of the ‘religious’ leaders of Judaism. Prophets don’t usually arise and call out for repentance unless, the congregation as a whole, are living outside the Ways of Yahweh. The righteous prophets of the Tanakh all had this same message; ‘return to Yahweh and He will return to you’. Yohanan’s message is the same; to repent is to turn back to Yahweh. And it must have been pretty serious that at the very sight of them he calls them a ‘brood of vipers’.
If they had been leading the people in right-ruling, there would have been no need of this attack.
Mat 5:17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete.
Mat 5:18 “For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.
Mat 5:19 “Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.
Mat 5:20 “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall by no means enter into the reign of the heavens.
v.19,20; These ‘religious’ leaders where not shepherding the people as they should have, they are therefore, guilty of this statement by our Messiah, of having broken the Torah. And Messiah is telling them that these scribes and Pharisees would not enter into heaven.
Mat 8:5 And when יהושע had entered Kephar Nahum, a captain came to Him, appealing to Him,
Mat 8:6 saying, “Master, my servant is lying in the house paralysed, grievously tortured.”
Mat 8:7 And יהושע said to him, “I shall come and heal him.”
Mat 8:8 And the captain answering, said, “Master, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only say a word, and my servant shall be healed.
Mat 8:9 “For I too am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
Mat 8:10 And when יהושע heard, He marvelled, and said to those who followed, “Truly, I say to you, not even in Yisra’ĕl have I found such great belief!
Mat 8:11 “And I say to you that many shall come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, and Yitshaq, and Yaʽaqob in the reign of the heavens,
Mat 8:12 but the sons of the reign shall be cast out into outer darkness – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Mat 8:13 And יהושע said to the captain, “Go, and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that hour.
Here, even this captain, a Roman soldier, confesses the authority of Yahusha, comparing his authority, yet being under authority, as our Messiah though being One with Yahweh, is still under the Father’s authority. We see here that;
"...the sons of the reign shall be cast out into outer darkness – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Yahusha is speaking of the Jewish ‘sons of the reign’. “Judaism”
Mat 8:21 And another of His taught ones said to Him, “Master, first let me go and bury my father.”
Mat 8:22 But יהושע said to him, “Follow Me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”
Who are the ‘dead’ Yahusha is referring to here? Yahusha was calling the ‘lost’ back into His fold. Those that followed He promises life, the dead can only be the Jews.
Mat 10:14 “And whoever does not receive you nor hear your words, when you leave that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.
Mat 10:15 “Truly, I say to you, it shall be more bearable for the land of Sedom and Amorah in the day of judgment than for that city!
Mat 10:16 “See, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
Mat 10:17 “But beware of men, for they shall deliver you up to Sanhedrin’s and flog you in their congregations.
Mat 10:18 “And you shall be brought before governors and sovereigns for My sake, as a witness to them and to the gentiles.
Mat 10:19 “But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it shall be given to you in that hour what you shall speak,
Mat 10:20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking in you.
Mat 10:21 “And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and a father his child. And children shall rise up against parents and shall put them to death.
Mat 10:22 “And you shall be hated by all for My Name’s sake. But he who shall have endured to the end shall be saved.
Mat 10:23 “And when they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For truly, I say to you, you shall by no means have gone through the cities of Yisra’ĕl before the Son of Adam comes.
At this point Yahusha is still sending His taught ones to the Jewish people and those of the lost tribes who were practicing ‘Judaism’, in the cities of Yisra’el.
This is more condemnation of the Jews who do not come out of that false ‘religion’ and follow Him, the Way, the Truth, and the Life, returning to the Torah of Yahweh as given to Mosheh, which was, by the way, given to Mosheh by none other than Yahusha.
Mat 10:32 “Everyone, therefore, who shall confess Me before men, him I shall also confess before My Father who is in the heavens.
Mat 10:33 “But whoever shall deny Me before men, him I shall also deny before My Father who is in the heavens.
Mat 10:34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword,
Mat 10:35 for I have come to bring division, a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law –
Mat 10:36 and a man’s enemies are those of his own household.
It was ‘Judaism’ that was denying Yahusha, Messiah. The sword and the division was in reference to those who would remain in Judaism and those who would follow Him in returning to the Father.
If we are children of Yahweh all are members of the same household, Yisra’el. But as he stated repeatedly, Yahweh was about to take the reign away from the Jews.
Why then do some in this Messianic faith, want to align themselves with those whom Yahweh was forsaking, because they had forsaken Him.
Mat 12:22 Then they brought to Him one who was demon-possessed, blind and dumb. And He healed him, so that the blind and dumb man both spoke and saw.
Mat 12:23 And all the crowds were amazed and said, “Is this the Son of Dawid?”
Mat 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it they said, “This one does not cast out demons except by Beʽelzebul, the ruler of the demons.”
Mat 12:25 And יהושע knew their thoughts, and said to them, “Every reign divided against itself is laid waste, and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.
Mat 12:26 “And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then does his reign stand?
Mat 12:27 “And if I, by Beʽelzebul, do cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Because of this they shall be your judges.
Mat 12:28 “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of Elohim, then the reign of Elohim has come upon you.
Mat 12:29 “Or how is one able to enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he shall plunder his house.
Mat 12:30 “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.
Mat 12:31 “Because of this I say to you, all sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven men.
Mat 12:32 “And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Adam, it shall be forgiven him, but whoever speaks against the Set-apart Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.
Mat 12:33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten, for a tree is known by its fruit.
Mat 12:34 “Brood of adders! How are you able to speak what is good – being wicked? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.
Mat 12:35 “The good man brings forth what is good from the good treasures of his heart, and the wicked man brings forth what is wicked from the wicked treasure.
Mat 12:36 “And I say to you that for every idle word men speak, they shall give an account of it in the day of judgment.
Mat 12:37 “For by your words you shall be declared righteous, and by your words you shall be declared unrighteous.”
Mat 12:38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from You.”
Mat 12:39 But He answering, said to them, “A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Yonah.
Mat 12:40 “For as Yonah was three days and three nights in the stomach of the great fish, so shall the Son of Aḏam be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Mat 12:41 “Men of Ninewĕh shall stand up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Yonah, and look, a greater than Yonah is here.
Mat 12:42 “The sovereigness of the South shall rise up in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Shelomoh, and look, a greater than Shelomoh is here.
Mat 12:43 “Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.
Mat 12:44 “Then it says, ‘I shall return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds it empty, swept, and decorated.
Mat 12:45 “Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”
Here in Matt 12, we have the words of Messiah in rebuke again of the Jewish religious leaders. Taking notice of His words in v. 34, just as Yohanan had, Messiah refers to the Jews as ‘a ‘brood of adders’. He then calls them a wicked and adulterous generation in vs. 38-42. They were not adulterous because of sexual immorality but because they were following other mighty ones, (the Hellenists). They were following the teachings of men, man-made laws. Just as Yahweh had said He would do to them if they forsook the Torah, in the ‘Blessings and Curses’ of Debarim 27-30.
Mat 15:1 Then there came to יהושע scribes and Pharisees from Yerushalayim, saying,
Mat 15:2 “Why do Your taught ones transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”
Mat 15:3 But He answering, said to them, “Why do you also transgress the command of Elohim because of your tradition?
Mat 15:4 “For Elohim has commanded, saying, ‘Respect your father and your mother,’ and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’
Mat 15:5 “But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me has been dedicated,”
Mat 15:6 is certainly released from respecting his father or mother.’ So you have nullified the command of Elohim by your tradition.
Mat 15:7 “Hypocrites! Yeshayahu rightly prophesied about you, saying,
Mat 15:8 ‘This people draw near to Me with their mouth, and respect Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
Mat 15:9 ‘But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men.’ ”
Mat 15:10 And calling the crowd near, He said to them, “Hear and understand:
Mat 15:11 “Not that which goes into the mouth defiles the man, but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles the man.”
Mat 15:12 Then His taught ones came and said to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees stumbled when they heard this word?”
Mat 15:13 But He answering, said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted shall be uprooted.
Mat 15:14 “Leave them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both shall fall into a ditch.”
Mat 15:15 And Kĕpha answering, said to Him, “Explain this parable to us.”
Mat 15:16 And יהושע said, “Are you also still without understanding?
Mat 15:17 “Do you not understand that whatever enters into the mouth goes into the stomach, and is cast out in the sewer?
Mat 15:18 “But what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and these defile the man.
Mat 15:19 “For out of the heart come forth wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, whorings, thefts, false witnessings, slanders.
Mat 15:20 “These defile the man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.”
Yahusha is condemning the Jews for their ‘traditions’ (Talmud); “Why do you also transgress the command of Elohim because of your tradition? Tradition=Talmud. He goes on to say; So you have nullified the command of Elohim by your tradition. They were nullifying the Torah by their Talmud. And He calls them hypocrites, "‘But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men.’ ”
Mat 16:1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and trying Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven.
Mat 16:2 And He answering, said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘Fair weather, for the heaven is red,’
Mat 16:3 and in the morning, ‘Stormy weather today, for the heaven is red and overcast.’ You know how to discern the face of the heaven, but you are unable to discern the signs of the times!
Mat 16:4 “A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Yonah.” And He left them and went away.
Again ! Wicked and adulterous generation when He was speaking to the Pharisees and Sadducees. They should have known, if they didn’t, that it was the time, precisely, when The Messiah was to come. The righteous high priest that circumcised Yahusha knew that it was time and knew when Miryam and Yoseph brought him that this was the Messiah.
Mat 16:6 And יהושע said to them, “Mind! And beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.”
Mat 16:7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “Because we brought no bread!”
Mat 16:11 “How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread, but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?”
Mat 16:12 Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.
The ‘teachings’ of the Pharisees and Sadducees is the Talmud.
Mat 21:12 And יהושע went into the Set-apart Place of Elohim and drove out all those buying and selling in the Set-apart Place, and overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who sold doves.
Mat 21:13 And He said to them, “It has been written, ‘My House shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of robbers.’ ”
Mat 21:14 And blind and lame ones came to Him in the Set-apart Place, and He healed them.
Mat 21:15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonders which He did, and the children crying out in the Set-apart Place and saying, “Hoshia-na to the Son of Dawid!” they were greatly displeased,
Mat 21:16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these say?” And יהושע said to them, “Yea, have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nurslings You have perfected praise’?”
Mat 21:17 And having left them He went out of the city to Bĕyth Anyah, and spent the night there.
Who was it that allowed the Hekel area to become defiled by the selling of merchandise and people making money by unrighteous means?
Mat 21:23 And when He had come into the Set-apart Place, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him as He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these? And who gave You this authority?”
Mat 21:24 And יהושע answering, said to them, “I shall ask you one question too, which if you answer Me, I also shall say to you by what authority I do these:
Mat 21:25 “The immersion of Yohanan, where did it come from? From heaven or from men?” So they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He shall say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’
Mat 21:26 “But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the crowd, for all hold Yohanan as a prophet.”
Mat 21:27 And they answered יהושע and said, “We do not know.” And He said to them, “Neither do I say to you by what authority I do these.
This is an obvious lie and a futile attempt to hide their ignorance.
Mat 21:28 “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’
Mat 21:29 “And he answering, said, ‘I do not wish to,’ but afterwards he repented and went.
Mat 21:30 “And having come to the second, he said similarly. And he answering, said, ‘I go, master,’ but he did not go.
Mat 21:31 “Which of the two did the desire of the father?” They said to Him, “The first.” יהושע said to them, “Truly, I say to you that tax collectors and whores are entering into the reign of Elohim before you,
Mat 21:32 for Yohanan came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but tax collectors and whores believed him. And when you saw it, you did not repent afterwards, to believe him.
Tax collectors and whores are entering into the reign before ‘you’, the ‘religious’ Jews, because they had repented and were following Yahusha.
Mat 21:33 “Hear another parable: There was a certain man, a householder who planted a vineyard and placed a hedge around it, and dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. And he leased it to farmers and went abroad.
Mat 21:34 “And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive its fruit.
Mat 21:35 “And the farmers took his servants and beat one, and they killed one, and they stoned another.
Mat 21:36 “Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them.
Mat 21:37 “And at last he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They shall respect my son.’
Mat 21:38 “But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and let us possess his inheritance.’
Mat 21:39 “And they took him, and threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.
Mat 21:40 “Therefore, when the master of the vineyard comes, what shall he do to those farmers?”
Mat 21:41 They said to Him, “Evil ones! He shall bring them to evil destruction, and lease the vineyard to other farmers who shall give to him the fruits in their seasons.”
Mat 21:42 יהושע said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner-stone. This was from יהוה, and it is marvellous in our eyes’?
Mat 21:43 “Because of this I say to you: the reign of Elohim shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of it.
Mat 21:44 “And he who falls on this stone shall be broken, but on whomever it falls, he shall be pulverised.”
Mat 21:45 And the chief priests and Pharisees, having heard His parables, knew that He was speaking of them.
Mat 21:46 And seeking to lay hands on Him, they feared the crowds, seeing they held Him to be a prophet.
Truly I say to you that tax collectors and whores are entering the reign before you, (chief priests and elders). You have murdered the prophets and now you are about to murder the Son and the reign is going to be taken away from you, (chief priests and Pharisees).
We all know how this parable is against Judaism. The vineyard is Judaism and the servants the Master had sent are the prophets throughout their history and now Yahweh sent His Son and they were about to kill Him.
Are you yet catching the drift here? These are words of condemnation of Judaism. As I stated earlier; following Torah is not Judaism. Our faith in Yahweh and guarding His commands is not a religion. But these Jews had turned it into just that, a religion based on Talmud, forsaking the Torah of Yahweh for a set of Jewish Laws, laws and teachings of ‘men’.
Mat 22:1 And יהושע responded and spoke to them again by parables and said,
Mat 22:2 “The reign of the heavens is like a man, a sovereign, who made a wedding feast for his son,
Mat 22:3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast. But they would not come.
Mat 22:4 “Again he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Say to those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner. My oxen and fattened cattle are slaughtered, and all is ready. Come to the wedding feast.” ’
Mat 22:5 “But they disregarded it and went their way – this one to his field, that one to his trade.
Mat 22:6 “And the rest, having seized his servants, insulted and killed them.
Mat 22:7 “But when the sovereign heard, he was wroth, and sent out his soldiers, destroyed those murderers, and set their city on fire.
Mat 22:8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast, indeed, is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
Mat 22:9 ‘Therefore go into the street corners, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding feast.’
Mat 22:10 “And those servants went out into the street corners and gathered all whom they found, both wicked and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.
Mat 22:11 “And when the sovereign came in to view the guests, he saw there a man who had not put on a wedding garment,
Mat 22:12 and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here not having a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless.
Mat 22:13 “Then the sovereign said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him out into the outer darkness – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Yah calls on His chosen people to return and re-enter His Covenant, but they refuse and kill the messengers.
Mat 22:14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
This Scripture verse is mistranslated, not only in “The Scriptures” version but in every version of the ‘bible’ I have ever read. But I have always wondered about it and why I hadn’t looked this up before I do not know, I recently did and found out why I had always questioned it. In the Greek it is clear that the word is not chosen but ‘choose’, actually the Greek uses ‘elect’ NOT elected. So this verse really should read as follows;
“For many are called, but few choose to follow”.
Yahusha is calling us out of Judaism to follow Him. Not Paul, not any rabbi’, for that matter no man at all. Not me or anyone else. Messiah, Yahusha and The Father Yahweh ONLY ! !
Mat 22:15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to trap Him in His words.
Mat 22:16 And they sent to Him their taught ones with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of Elohim in truth, and it does not concern You about anyone, for You are not partial to any man.
Mat 22:17 “Then say to us, what do You think? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”
Mat 22:18 But knowing their wickedness, יהושע said, “Why do you try Me, you hypocrites?
Mat 22:19 “Show Me the coin of the tax.” And they brought Him a silver piece.
Mat 22:20 And He said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?”
Mat 22:21 They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” And He said to them, “Then give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to Elohim what is Elohim’s.”
Mat 22:22 And having heard, they marveled, and left Him and went away.
Knowing who Yahusha, Messiah is, they plot to trap Him and destroy Him.
Mat 22:23 On that day Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him and asked Him,
Mat 22:24 saying, “Teacher, Mosheh said that if anyone should die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise offspring for his brother.
Mat 22:25 “And there were with us seven brothers, and the first died after he had married, and having no children, left his wife to his brother.
Mat 22:26 “In the same way the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
Mat 22:27 “And last of all the woman died too.
Mat 22:28 “At the resurrection, then, whose wife of the seven shall she be – for all had her?”
Mat 22:29 And יהושע answering, said to them, “You go astray, not knowing the Scriptures1 nor the power of Elohim. Footnote: 1Mk. 12:24.
Mat 22:30 “For in the resurrection they do not marry, nor are they given in marriage, but are as messengers of Elohim in heaven.
Mat 22:31 “And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by Elohim, saying,
Mat 22:32 ‘I am the Elohim of Abraham, and the Elohim of Yitshaq, and the Elohim of Yaʽaqob’? Elohim is not the Elohim of the dead, but of the living.”
The Sadducees are showing their false colors and their ignorance of the Scriptures.
Mat 23:1 Then יהושע spoke to the crowds and to His taught ones,
Mat 23:2 saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on the seat of Mosheh.
Mat 23:3 “Therefore, whatever they say to you to guard, guard and do. But do not do according to their works, for they say, and do not do.
Mat 23:4 “For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders, but with their finger they do not wish to move them.
Mat 23:5 “And they do all their works to be seen by men, and they make their t’fillen wide and lengthen the tzitziyot of their garments,
Mat 23:6 and they love the best place at feasts, and the best seats in the congregations,
Mat 23:7 and the greetings in the market-places, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’
Mat 23:8 “But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi,’ for One is your Teacher, the Messiah, and you are all brothers.
Mat 23:9 “And do not call anyone on earth your father, for One is your Father, He who is in the heavens.
Mat 23:10 “Neither be called leaders, for One is your Leader, the Messiah.
Mat 23:11 “But the greatest among you shall be your servant.
Mat 23:12 “And whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.
This reference to scribes and Pharisees who sit on the seat of Mosheh is telling us that when they speak to guard the Torah of Mosheh, then we are to obey, but we are not to obey their man made, added laws and rules and regulations.
In vv 7-10 How many of those whom you listen and follow today are calling themselves rabbi, teacher, leaders? Teaching from the teachings of ‘rabbinical men’? We are required to guard the Torah and the commands of Yahweh and Yahusha.
Mat 23:13 “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you shut up the reign of the heavens before men, for you do not go in, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
Mat 23:14 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you eat up widows’ houses, and for a show make long prayers. Because of this you shall receive greater judgment.
Mat 23:15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you go about the land and the sea to win one convert, and when he is won, you make him a son of Gehenna twofold more than yourselves.
Mat 23:16 “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the Dwelling Place, it does not matter, but whoever swears by the gold of the Dwelling Place, is bound by oath.’
Mat 23:17 “Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the Dwelling Place that sets the gold apart?
Mat 23:18 “And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it does not matter, but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, is bound by oath.’
Mat 23:19 “Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sets the gift apart?
Mat 23:20 “He, then, who swears by the altar, swears by it and by all that is upon it.
Mat 23:21 “And he who swears by the Dwelling Place, swears by it and by Him who is dwelling in it.
Mat 23:22 “And he who swears by the heaven, swears by the throne of Elohim and by Him who is sitting upon it.
Mat 23:23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you tithe the mint and the anise and the cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the Torah: the right-ruling and the compassion and the belief. These need to have been done, without neglecting the others.
Mat 23:24 “Blind guides – straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!
Mat 23:25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are filled with plunder and unrighteousness.
Mat 23:26 “Blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and dish, so that the outside of them becomes clean too.
Mat 23:27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you are like whitewashed tombs which outwardly indeed look well, but inside are filled with dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.
Mat 23:28 “So you too outwardly indeed appear righteous to men, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Mat 23:29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous,
Mat 23:30 and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in the blood of the prophets.’
Mat 23:31 “Thus you bear witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who did murder the prophets –
Mat 23:32 and you fill up the measure of your fathers!
Mat 23:33 “Serpents, brood of adders! How would you escape the judgment of Gehenna?
Mat 23:34 “Because of this, see, I send you prophets, and wise men, and scholars of Scripture. Some of them you shall kill and impale, and some of them you shall flog in your congregations and persecute from city to city,
Mat 23:35 so that on you should come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Hebel to the blood of Zekaryah, son of Berekyah, whom you murdered between the Dwelling Place and the altar.
Mat 23:36 “Truly, I say to you, all this shall come upon this generation.
Mat 23:37 “Yerushalayim, Yerushalayim, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to her! How often I wished to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but you would not!
Mat 23:38 “See! Your house is left to you laid waste,
Mat 23:39 for I say to you, from now on you shall by no means see Me, until you say, ‘Blessed is He who is coming in the Name of יהוה!’ ”
Vv 13-33 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, teaching ‘Judaism’. They are hypocrites. Woe to you who neglect the Torah, hypocrites and blind guides, white-washed tombs, sons of murderers of the prophets, serpents, brood of adders.
Messiah could very well have used the words; ‘Judaism, Judaism’ in place of Yerushalayim, Yerushalayim in v. 37 here. Judaism had become a ‘religion’ .
V 38 Your house is left to you laid waste.
Mat 26:1 And it came to be, when יהושע ended all these words, He said to His taught ones,
Mat 26:2 “You know that after two days the Passover takes place, and the Son of Adam is to be delivered up to be impaled.”
Mat 26:3 Then the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people came together at the court of the high priest, who was called Qayapha,
Mat 26:4 and plotted to seize יהושע by trickery and kill Him.
Mat 26:5 But they said, “Not at the festival lest there be an uproar among the people.”
The chief priests, scribes and elders, with the high priest, plot to kill our Messiah, knowing full well who He is!
Mat 26:45 Then He came to His taught ones and said to them, “Still sleeping and taking rest? See, the hour has come near, and the Son of Adam is delivered up into the hands of sinners.
Mat 26:46 “Rise, let us go. See, he who delivers Me up has come near.”
Mat 26:47 And while He was still speaking, see, Yehudah, one of the twelve, with a large crowd with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.
…delivered up into the hands of sinners…the crowds with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders—‘sinners’! Yahusha is being handed over to sinners.
Mat 26:57 And those who had seized יהושע led Him away to Qayapha the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.
Mat 26:58 But Kĕpha followed Him at a distance to the courtyard of the high priest, and he went in and sat with the servants to see the end.
Mat 26:59 And the chief priests, and the elders, and all the council were seeking false witness against יהושע to put Him to death,
Mat 26:60 but found none. Although many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward,
Mat 26:61 and said, “This one said, ‘I am able to destroy the Dwelling Place of Elohim and to build it in three days.’ ”
Mat 26:62 And the high priest stood up and said to Him, “Have You no answer to make? What do these witness against You?”
Mat 26:63 But יהושע remained silent. So the high priest said to Him, “I put You to oath, by the living Elohim that You say to us if You are the Messiah, the Son of Elohim.”
Mat 26:64 יהושע said to him, “You have said it. Besides I say to you, from now you shall see the Son of Adam sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of the heaven.”
Mat 26:65 Then the high priest tore his garments, saying, “He has blasphemed! Why do we need any more witnesses? See, now you have heard His blasphemy!
Mat 26:66 “What do you think?” And they answering, said, “He is liable to death.”
Mat 26:67 Then they spat in His face and beat Him, and others slapped Him,
Mat 26:68 saying, “Prophesy to us, Messiah! Who is the one who struck You?”
Qayapha and his cohorts were gathered together like a coven of wickedness to condemn “Immanu’el” to death, seeking false witnesses. If you seek to deceive you are serving the deceiver.
Mat 27:1 And morning having come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against יהושע, so as to put Him to death.
Mat 27:2 And having bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Mat 27:3 Then Yehudah – he who delivered Him up – having seen that He had been condemned, repented, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and to the elders,
Mat 27:4 saying, “I have sinned in delivering up innocent blood.” And they said, “What is that to us? You see to it!”
Mat 27:5 And throwing down the pieces of silver in the Dwelling Place he left, and went and hanged himself.
Mat 27:6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, “It is not right to put them into the treasury, seeing they are the price of blood.”
Mat 27:7 So they took counsel and bought with them the potter’s field, for the burial of strangers.
Mat 27:8 Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood, until today.
Mat 27:9 Then was filled what was spoken by Yirmeyahu the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him who was pierced, on whom they of the children of Yisra’ĕl set a price,
Mat 27:10 and gave them for the potter’s field, as יהוה had ordered me.”
Mat 27:11 And יהושע stood before the governor, and the governor asked Him, saying, “Are You the Sovereign of the Yehudim?” And יהושע said to him, “You say it.”
Mat 27:12 And as He was accused by the chief priests and the elders, He answered not.
Mat 27:13 Then Pilate said to Him, “Do You not hear how much they witness against You?”
Mat 27:14 And He did not answer him, not one word, so that the governor wondered much.
Mat 27:15 And at the festival the governor used to release to the crowd one prisoner whom they wished.
Mat 27:16 And they had then a well-known prisoner called Barabba.
Mat 27:17 So when they were assembled, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you wish I release to you? Barabba, or יהושע who is called Messiah?”
Mat 27:18 For he knew that because of envy they had delivered Him up.
Mat 27:19 And as he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “Have none at all to do with that righteous Man, for I have suffered much today in a dream because of Him.”
Mat 27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the crowds that they should ask for Barabba and to destroy יהושע.
Mat 27:21 And the governor answering, said to them, “Which of the two do you wish I release to you?” They said, “Barabba!”
Mat 27:22 Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with יהושע who is called Messiah?” They all said to him, “Let Him be impaled!”
Mat 27:23 And the governor said, “Indeed, what evil has He done?” And they were crying out all the more, saying, “Let Him be impaled!”
Mat 27:24 And when Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but rather an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this Righteous One. You shall see to it.”
Mat 27:25 And all the people answering, said, “His blood be on us and on our children.”
Mat 27:26 Then he released Barabba to them, but having יהושע whipped, he delivered Him over to be impaled.
Mat 27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took יהושע into the court and gathered the entire company of soldiers around Him.
Mat 27:28 And having stripped Him, they put a scarlet robe on Him.
Mat 27:29 And plaiting a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they kneeled down before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Greetings, Sovereign of the Yehudim!”
Mat 27:30 And spitting on Him they took the reed and struck Him on the head.
Mat 27:31 And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, then put His own garments on Him, and led Him away to be impaled.
Mat 27:32 And as they were going out, they found a man of Cyrene, Shimʽon by name – they compelled him to bear His stake.
Mat 27:33 And when they came to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull,
Mat 27:34 they gave Him wine mixed with bile to drink. And after tasting, He would not drink it.
Mat 27:35 And having impaled Him, they divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be filled what was spoken by the prophet, “They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.”
Mat 27:36 And sitting down, they guarded Him there.
Mat 27:37 And they put up over His head the written charge against Him: THIS IS יהושע, THE SOVEREIGN OF THE YEHUḎIM.
Mat 27:38 Then two robbers were impaled with Him, one on the right and another on the left.
Mat 27:39 And those passing by were blaspheming Him, shaking their heads,
Mat 27:40 and saying, “You who destroy the Dwelling Place and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of Elohim, come down from the stake.”
Mat 27:41 And likewise the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocking, said,
Mat 27:42 “He saved others – He is unable to save Himself. If He is the Sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, let Him now come down from the stake, and we shall believe Him.
Mat 27:43 “He trusted in Elohim, let Him rescue Him now if He desires Him, for He said, ‘I am the Son of Elohim.’ ”
Mat 27:44 And also the robbers who were impaled with Him reviled Him, saying the same.
Mat 27:45 And from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land, until the ninth hour.
Mat 27:46 And about the ninth hour יהושע cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Ěli, Ěli, lemah sheḇaqtani?” that is, “My Ěl, My Ěl, why have You forsaken Me?”
Mat 27:47 Some of those standing there, having heard, said, “This One calls Ěliyahu!”
Mat 27:48 And immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, and filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave it to Him to drink.
Mat 27:49 But the rest said, “Leave it, let us see if Ěliyahu comes to save Him.”
Mat 27:50 And יהושע cried out again with a loud voice, and gave up His spirit.
Mat 27:51 And see, the veil of the Dwelling Place was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were split,
Mat 27:52 and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the set-apart ones who had fallen asleep were raised,
Mat 27:53 and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection, they went into the set-apart city and appeared to many.
Mat 27:54 And when the captain and those with him, who were guarding יהושע, saw the earthquake and all that took place, they feared exceedingly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of Elohim!”
Mat 27:55 And many women who followed יהושע from Galil, attending Him, were there, watching from a distance,
Mat 27:56 among whom were Miryam from Magdala, and Miryam the mother of Yaʽaqob and Yosĕph, and the mother of Zabdai’s sons.
Mat 27:57 And when evening came, there came a rich man from Ramathayim, named Yosĕph, who himself had also become a taught one of יהושע.
Mat 27:58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of יהושע. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given.
Mat 27:59 And having taken the body, Yosĕph wrapped it in clean linen,
Mat 27:60 and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock. And he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and went away.
Mat 27:61 And Miryam from Magdala was there, and the other Miryam, sitting opposite the tomb.
Mat 27:62 On the next day, which was after the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together to Pilate,
Mat 27:63 saying, “Master, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, ‘After three days I am raised.’
Mat 27:64 “Command, then, that the tomb be safeguarded until the third day, lest His taught ones come by night and steal Him away, and should say to the people, ‘He was raised from the dead.’ And the last deception shall be worse than the first.”
Mat 27:65 So Pilate said to them, “You have a watch, go, safeguard it as you know how.”
Mat 27:66 And they went and safeguarded the tomb, sealing the stone and setting the watch.
The Jewish leaders hold a kangaroo court and condemn our Messiah, our Elohim to mockery and death, they murder Him, the author of life. You cannot blame the Roman sector, as Pilate wanted to release Him, only at the taunting of the Jews did he finally relent and give them what they wanted. Knowing who Yahusha is, they know that He shall rise from the dead, so they plot to hide the truth, as they have continued to do to this day.
Let’s look at something that is written in their Talmud that proves the cover-up that continues;
By ‘man’s law’ we are not supposed to alter another’s written words. However, by Yahweh’s ‘law’ we must use His true Name and never reference Him by a pagan name or title. if you search for this information on the web you will have to revert to the pagan titles and names.
That said, I have changed some words and restored the proper and true Name of our Master, Yahweh, Elohim of Yisra’el.
Talmudic Evidence for the Messiah at 30 C.E.
by Nicholas Federoff
In the centuries following the destruction of the Temple in Yerusalem
(70 CE), the Jewish people began writing two versions of Jewish
thought, religious history and commentary. One was written in
Palestine and became known as the Yerusalem Talmud. The other was
written in Babylon and was known as the Babylonian Talmud.
We read in the Yerusalem Talmud:
"Forty years before the destruction of the Temple, the western
light went out, the crimson thread remained crimson, and the lot
for the Master always came up in the left hand. They would close
the gates of the Temple by night and get up in the morning and
find them wide open" (Jacob Neusner, The Yerushalmi, p.156-
157). [the Temple was destroyed in 70 CE]
A similar passage in the Babylonian Talmud states:
"Our rabbis taught: During the last forty years before the
destruction of the Temple the lot ['For the Master'] did not come up
in the right hand; nor did the crimson-colored strap become
white; nor did the western most light shine; and the doors of the
Hekel [Temple] would open by themselves" (Soncino version,
What are these passages talking about? Since both Talmuds recount the same information, this indicates the knowledge of these events was accepted by the widespread Jewish community.
The Miracle of the ''Lot''
The first of these miracles concerns a random choosing of the ''lot'' which was cast on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). The lot chosen determined which of two goats would be "for the Master" and which goat would be the ''Azazel'' or ''scapegoat.'' During the two hundred years before 30 CE, when the High Priest picked one of two stones, again this selection was governed by chance, and each year the priest would select a black stone as often as a white stone. But for forty years in a row, beginning in 30 CE, the High Priest always picked the black stone!
The odds against this happening are astronomical (2 to the 40th power). In other words, the chances of this occurring are 1 in approximately 5,479,548,800 — or about 5.5 billion to one! By
comparison, your chances of winning your local state or municipal-run cash Lottery would be much more favorable!
The lot for Azazel, the black stone, contrary to all the laws of chance, came up 40 times in a row from 30 to 70 AD! This was considered a dire event and signified something had fundamentally changed in this Yom Kippur ritual. This casting of lots is also accompanied by yet another miracle which is described next.
[We have been reminded several times by readers that our calculation of the odds as given above falls short of the true figure. We'll admit to being caught off guard by this and without changing the original text we will provide one of the explanations given to us by e-mail:
"To my estimation, the chance that the High Priest took the black stone is not approximately 5,479,548,800, but since [1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 ***1/2** ***1/2*****1/2*****1/2*****1/2*****1/2*****1/2*** ....= 1/1024) the chance is ***1/1024*** 1/1024** ***1/1024** * **1/1024 **= 1/1,099,511,627,776 Yours sincerely, C. J. S." Any way you look at it, the odds of this happening are far removed from chance.]
The Miracle of the Red Strip
The second miracle concerns the crimson strip or cloth tied to the Azazel goat. A portion of this red cloth was also removed from the goat and tied to the Temple door. Each year the red cloth on the Temple door turned white as if to signify the atonement of another Yom Kippur was acceptable to the Master. This annual event happened until 30 CE when the cloth then remained crimson each year to the time of the Temple's destruction. This undoubtedly caused much stir and consternation among the Jews. This traditional practice is linked to Israel confessing its sins and ceremonially placing this nation's sin upon the Azazel goat. The sin was then removed by this goat's death. Sin was represented by the red color of the cloth (the color of blood). But the cloth remained crimson — that is, Israel's sins were not being pardoned and ''made white.''
As Elohim told Israel through Isaiah the prophet:
''Come, let us reason together, saith Yahweh: though your sins be as scarlet [crimson], they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as [white] wool'' (Isaiah 1:18).
The clear indication is that the whole community had lost the Master's attention in relation to something that occurred in 30 CE The yearly atonement achieved through the typical Yom Kippur observance was not being realized as expected. Atonement apparently was to be gained in some other way. Who or what would provide the atonement for another year?
Concerning the crimson strip—though not mentioned in the Scriptures and long before 30 C.E.—during the 40 years Simon the Righteous was High Priest, a crimson thread which was associated with his person always turned white when he entered the Temple's Most Set-apart Place.
The people noticed this. Also, they noted that ''the lot of YHWH'' (the white lot) came up for 40 straight years during Simon's priesthood. They noticed that the ''lot'' picked by the priests after Simon would sometimes be black, and sometimes white, and that the crimson thread would sometimes turn white, and sometimes not. The Jews came to believe that if the crimson thread turned white, that Elohim approved of the Day of Atonement rituals and that Israel could be assured that Elohim forgave their sins. But after 30 CE, the crimson thread never turned white again for 40 years, till the destruction of the Temple and the cessation of all Temple rituals!
What did the Jewish nation do in 30 CE to merit such a change at Yom Kippur? By some accounts, on April 5, 30 CE (i.e., on the 14th of Nisan, the day of the Passover sacrifice) the Messiah, Yahusha, was cut off from Israel, himself put to death as a sacrifice for sin. To this event there is a transference of the atonement now no longer achieved through the two goats as offered at Yom Kippur. Like an innocent Passover lamb, the Messiah was put to death though no fault was found in Him! But unlike Temple sacrifices or the Yom Kippur events (as detailed above) where sin is only covered over for a time, the Messianic sacrifice comes with the promise of forgiveness of sins through favour given by Elohim to those who accept a personal relationship with Messiah. This is essentially a onetime event for each person's lifetime and not a continual series of annual observances and animal sacrifices. The mechanism providing forgiveness of sin changed in 30 CE
This, the highlighted text above, was the opinion of the author of this article and is the teaching of Christianity. However, this false doctrine is the result of the teaching of Paul, the false prophet of the Renewed Covenant. (My own comment on this article, not part of the article)
The Miracle of the Temple Doors
The next miracle, which the Jewish authorities acknowledged, was that the Temple doors swung open every night of their own accord. This too occurred for forty years, beginning in 30 CE The leading Jewish authority of that time, Yohanan ben Zakkai, declared that this was a sign of impending doom, that the Temple itself would be destroyed.
The Yerusalem Talmud states:
''Said Rabban Yohanan Ben Zakkai to the Temple, 'O Temple, why do you frighten us? We know that you will end up destroyed. For it has been said, 'Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars' '' (Zechariah 11:1)' (Sota 6:3).
Yohanan Ben Zakkai was the leader of the Jewish community during the time following the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE, when the Jewish government was transferred to Jamnia, some thirty miles west of Yerusalem.
Might the doors have opened to also signify that all may now enter the Temple, even to its innermost holy sections. The evidence supported by the miracles described above suggests the Master's presence had departed from the Temple. This was no longer just a place for High Priests alone, but the doors swung open for all to enter the Master's house of worship.
The Miracle of the Temple Menorah
The fourth miracle was that the most important lamp of the seven candle-stick Menorah in the Temple went out, and would not shine. Every night for 40 years (over 12,500 nights in a row) the main lamp of the Temple lampstand (menorah) went out of its own accord — no matter what attempts and precautions the priests took to safeguard against this event!
Earnest Martin states:
''In fact, we are told in the Talmud that at dusk the lamps that were unlit in the daytime (the middle four lamps remained unlit, while the two eastern lamps normally stayed lit during the day) were to be re-lit from the flames of the western lamp (which was a lamp that was supposed to stay lit all the time — it was like the 'eternal' flame that we see today in some national monuments) . . .
''This 'western lamp' was to be kept lit at all times. For that reason, the priests kept extra reservoirs of olive oil and other implements in ready supply to make sure that the 'western lamp' (under all circumstances) would stay lit. But what happened in the forty years from the very year Messiah said the physical Temple would be destroyed? Every night for forty years the western lamp went out, and this in spite of the priests each evening preparing in a
special way the western lamp so that it would remain constantly burning all night!''
(The Significance of the Year CE 30, Ernest Martin, Research Update, April 1994, p.4).
Again, the odds against the lamp continually going out are astronomical. Something out of the ordinary was going on. The ''light'' of the Menorah—representing contact with Elohim, His Spirit, and His Presence—was now removed. This special demonstration occurred starting with the crucifixion of the Messiah!
It should be clear to any reasonable mind that there is no natural way to explain all these four signs connected with the year 30 CE The only possible explanation has to be supernatural.
After 30 CE, and the death of the Messiah, great trouble and awesome trials began to come upon the Jewish nation. Yahusha Himself foretold it. As He was led away to be crucified, Yahusha warned the women of Yerusalem:
But Yahusha, turning to them, said, ''Daughters of Yerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For indeed the days are coming in which they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never nursed!' Then they will begin `to say to the mountains, ''Fall on us!'' and to the hills, ''Cover us!'' ' ''For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry?" (Luke 23:28-31).
When we take an objective look at the events of 30 CE, who can doubt that it was indeed the true year of the crucifixion and resurrection of the true Messiah Elohim sent to Israel? Who can deny that He is the one and only true Messiah? Who else has fulfilled all the prophecies of theOld Testament — including the amazing prophecy of Daniel 9 and the ''70 weeks,'' coming at the very year predicted for the Messiah to appear?
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So why do they continue to deny that Yahusha was the Messiah and why do they not admit that they were responsible? Obviously they knew then and they know now who He was and is.
Is this a ‘religion’ we want to follow? Learn from? Be part of?
The 40 years of signs in the Hekal until finally Yahweh allowed the Hekal to be destroyed, because ‘Judaism’ was so corrupted and they had killed the Word.
Yahweh destroyed them just as He had said He would in Torah, in Debarim 7:4, if they failed to guard His commands and if they go astray and follow other mighty ones. He also states this emphatically in Debarim 27-30, the blessings and curses.
Mar 7:1 And the Pharisees and some of the scribes assembled to Him, having come from Yerushalayim.
Mar 7:2 And seeing some of His taught ones eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault.
Mar 7:3 For the Pharisees, and all the Yehudim, do not eat unless they wash their hands thoroughly, holding fast the tradition of the elders,
Mar 7:4 and coming from the market-place, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions which they have received and hold fast – the washing of cups and utensils and copper vessels and couches.
Mar 7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your taught ones not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?”
Mar 7:6 And He answering, said to them, “Well did Yeshayahu prophesy concerning you hypocrites, as it has been written, ‘This people respect Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
Mar 7:7 And in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men.
Mar 7:8 “Forsaking the command of Elohim, you hold fast the tradition of men.”
Mar 7:9 And He said to them, “Well do you set aside the command of Elohim, in order to guard your tradition.
Mar 7:10 “For Mosheh said, ‘Respect your father and your mother,’ and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’
Mar 7:11 “But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me, is Qorban (that is, a gift),” ’
Mar 7:12 you no longer let him do any matter at all for his father or his mother,
Mar 7:13 nullifying the Word of Elohim through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such traditions you do.”
Traditions means Talmud, the teachings of the Pharisees, Sadducees, elders and priests. These were the man-made laws or ‘oral torah’ that made the written Torah of Mosheh impossible to follow. We are taught by the churches and also in the Messianic congregations that no one can keep Torah, but our Messiah being among men as a ‘Man’ proves them wrong and the Torah itself tells us it is not too hard for you. It is what they, ‘Judaism’, did to the Torah that made it too hard. Messiah told us that His burden was light, that is saying the same thing, it is NOT too hard for you, it is simply a matter of doing what Torah tells us we must do, to circumcise your heart and if you do this, which is part of repentance, He then dwells with you and gives you the power over sin. How can anyone sin if the Messiah is with you at all times?
They constantly accused our Messiah Yahusha of breaking Sabbath and/or Torah when He did nothing of the kind, He was not only our Messiah, but the ‘Word’ (Torah) made flesh, He was a Prophet and the Teacher of righteousness. Yahusha declared the Fathers Name to those who had long since been forbidden to speak Yahweh’s Name, ever since Yahudah’s exile to Babel, where they had learned the ways of the pagan sun and moon worshippers whose practice was to not speak the name of their gods. The Jewish establishment called Yahusha a blasphemer because He spoke in Yahweh’s Name.
Nowhere in the Scriptures will you find any such statement that Yahweh’s Name is too special to say, NOWHERE, that is in their ‘oral torah’, Yahweh said not to speak the name of other ‘pagan’ gods, but His Name is in the Scriptures 6,823 times. Yahweh’s Name is key to the knowledge of Scripture and to use any other name for the Father is breaking the 3rd commandment. As long as we are not using the Father’s Name in vain, as long as we are giving Him praise, worship and in teaching His Torah, we cannot over use His Name. To say otherwise is the false teaching of ‘man’. The scribes had done what the Torah forbids in changing His Name in the Torah.
The ‘bibles’ we have today that replace Yahweh’s Name for other terms are in error of the commands of Yahweh even as they are stated in their books. Yahweh said; “My people shall know My Name” and I for one am tired of the argument that we cannot know His true Name as it has been hidden for so long or blame a lack of information or the language barriers make it impossible to know for sure. I say, it is that very attitude and understanding that keeps you from knowing His Name, as you give yourselves excuses for your ignorance. If you truly desire to follow Him and walk in His ways and learn His Name, He will reveal it to you, as He has done for many of us who do know His Name.. Like every other part of Scripture and His truth, it can only be revealed through the Spirit of Yahweh and He will only reveal it to those who seek His Face. The Spirit is the only source for the truth of His Word, the Spirit and His Torah is all we need. Too many are relying on the spoon feeding of the teachings of men to tell you what to believe.
Here is an all too often forgotten passage; in this passage what we heard from the beginning is two-fold, 1st it is the foundation of Scripture, the Torah, and 2nd it is the message of our Messiah Yahusha and His Besorah. And both of those are in total agreement. If we have His Spirit in us we do not need the teachings of men.
1Jn 2:24 As for you, let that stay in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning stays in you, you also shall stay in the Son and in the Father.
1Jn 2:25 And this is the promise that He has promised us: everlasting life.
1Jn 2:26 I have written this to you concerning those who lead you astray.
1Jn 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him stays in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as the same anointing does teach you concerning all, and is true, and is no falsehood, and even as it has taught you, you stay in Him.
1Jn 2:28 And now, little children, stay in Him, so that when He appears, we might have boldness and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.
1Jn 2:29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone doing righteousness has been born of Him.
v.28 is telling us that this is something we must do of our own free will, just as Torah told us we must circumcise our own hearts. He will help us do that, but we must choose daily to stay on the narrow path.
Mar 8:11 And the Pharisees came out and began to dispute with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, trying Him.
Mar 8:12 And sighing deeply in His spirit He said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.”
Just what more signs did they need? They knew that it was the time prophesied for the Messiah to come. They saw the blind given sight and the lame healed. Did they want him to perform magic like Herod wanted? They were already looking for excuses to destroy Him. Who is the accuser really, who is always behind wanting to put out light? Who wants the truth stifled? Who is behind greed? The greed of mammon and the greed of power? Who has wanted to take the reign from Yahweh since the garden? Who is behind the wickedness of the Jewish establishment? Yahusha said that their father was the devil.
Mar 11:12 And on the next day, when they had come out from Bĕyth Anyah, He was hungry.
Mar 11:13 And seeing at a distance a fig tree having leaves, He went to see whether He would find any fruit on it. And when He came to it, He found none but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
Mar 11:14 And יהושע, responding, said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His taught ones heard it.
Mar 11:15 And they came to Yerushalayim. יהושע, entering into the Set-apart Place, began to drive out those who bought and sold in the Set-apart Place, and overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those selling doves.
Mar 11:16 And He did not allow anyone to carry a vessel through the Set-apart Place.
Mar 11:17 And He was teaching, saying to them, “Has it not been written, ‘My House shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of robbers.’ ”
Mar 11:18 And the scribes and the chief priests heard it and they were seeking how to destroy Him, for they feared Him, because all the crowd was astonished at His teaching.
In this parable of the fig tree when Yahusha went to the fig tree to take fruit and there was none, even though it was not the season for figs, He destroyed the tree. This has to be about the Jewish establishment. This was His testimony against the chief priests, Pharisees, Sadducees , scribes and elders that they were not feeding the people with Torah truth. He is also saying that they would be destroyed for this egregious error.
Yahusha then goes immediately into the Hekal and finds the courtyard had been turned into ‘a den of robbers’, defiling the House of Yahweh.
Mar 11:27 And they came again to Yerushalayim. And as He was walking in the Set-apart Place, the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders came to Him,
Mar 11:28 and they said to Him, “By what authority are You doing these? And who gave You this authority to do these?”
Mar 11:29 And יהושע answering, said to them, “I shall ask you one question, and answer Me, and I shall say to you by what authority I do these:
Mar 11:30 “The immersion of Yohanan – was it from heaven or from men? Answer Me.”
Mar 11:31 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He shall say, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’
Mar 11:32 “But if we say, ‘From men’ ” – they feared the people, for all held that Yohanan was a prophet indeed.
Mar 11:33 And answering they said to יהושע, “We do not know.” And יהושע answering, said to them, “Neither do I say to you by what authority I do these.”
Knowing their own error, they challenge Yahusha’s authority. And they lied to the Supreme Authority when they said; “we do not know”. Again, who is the liar throughout Scripture? Who is the father of lies? According to Yahusha it is ‘their’ father, the devil.
Mar 12:1 And He began to speak to them in parables, “A man planted a vineyard and put a hedge around it, and dug a vat for the winepress and built a watchtower, and let it out to farmers and went away.
Mar 12:2 “And at harvest time he sent a servant to the farmers, to receive some of the fruit of the vineyard from the farmers.
Mar 12:3 “And they seized him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
Mar 12:4 “And again he sent them another servant, and throwing stones at him, they wounded him in the head, and sent him away, having insulted him.
Mar 12:5 “And again he sent another, and they killed him; and many others, beating some and killing some.
Mar 12:6 “He had one more son, his beloved. He sent him last of all, saying, ‘They shall respect my son.’
Mar 12:7 “But those farmers said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.’
Mar 12:8 “So they took him and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard.
Mar 12:9 “What then shall the owner of the vineyard do? He shall come and destroy the farmers, and give the vineyard to others.
Mar 12:10 “Have you not read this Scripture, ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner-stone.
Mar 12:11 ‘This was from יהוה, and it is marvellous in our eyes’?”
Mar 12:12 And they were seeking to seize Him, but feared the crowd, for they knew He had spoken the parable against them. And leaving Him, they went away.
vv. 1-12 This is 100% against the Jewish establishment, as every prophet who was called by Yahweh to rebuke the people for their going astray, they shunned them, stoned them, killed them and persecuted them throughout their history and to this very day they still do the same thing. They justify their error through allegories and apologetics and going along with the masses, following false teachers and false prophets and that is rebellion. Yahweh’s Word never says we cannot keep His commands, it does say that because of their rebellious hearts that they will not guard His commands. This is just as true today as it was when the scriptures were written.
Mar 12:13 And they sent to Him some of the Pharisees and the Herodians, to catch Him in a word.
Mar 12:14 And when they came, they said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and it does not concern You about anyone, for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of Elohim in truth. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?
Mar 12:15 “Should we pay, or should we not pay?” And He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, “Why do you try Me? Bring Me a silver piece to look at.”
Mar 12:16 And they brought it, and He said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” And they said to Him, “Caesar’s.”
Mar 12:17 So יהושע said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to Elohim what is Elohim’s.” And they marvelled at Him.
Mar 12:18 And Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him. And they asked Him, saying,
Mar 12:19 “Teacher, Mosheh wrote to us that if a brother of anyone dies, and leaves his wife behind, and leaves no children, his brother should take his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.
Mar 12:20 “There were seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and died, leaving no offspring.
Mar 12:21 “And the second took her, and he died, leaving behind no offspring. And the third likewise.
Mar 12:22 “And the seven left no offspring. Last of all the woman died too.
Mar 12:23 “In the resurrection then, when they rise, whose wife shall she be? For seven had her as wife.”
Mar 12:24 And יהושע answering, said to them, “Is this not why you go astray, because you do not know the Scriptures1 nor the power of Elohim?
Mar 12:25 “For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as messengers in the heavens.
Mar 12:26 “And concerning the dead, that they rise – have you not read in the book of Mosheh, at the bush, how Elohim spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the Elohim of Abraham, and the Elohim of Yitshaq, and the Elohim of Yaʽaqob’?
Mar 12:27 “He is not the Elohim of the dead, but Elohim of the living. You, then, go greatly astray.”
In their pride and anger they gather together and now they include the Herodians because they know they wanted to trap Him and kill Him and they did not have the authority to do so in the manner they desired, to be impaled and hung on a tree. They needed the Herodians involved to carry out their wicked plan. If only to kill Him, they had the authority to stone someone, but that was not conducive to the degradation they intended.
Mar 12:32 And the scribe said to Him, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one Elohim, and there is no other besides Him.
This is an attack on Messiah and again on His authority, referring to Him as Teacher and claiming the
authority only to Yahweh, Elohim. But Yahusha turns that back in stating that He is not merely the son
of Dawid but Dawid’s Master, who can only be of Yahweh.
Mar 12:35 And יהושע responding, said, while teaching in the Set-apart Place, “How is it that the scribes say that the Messiah is the Son of Dawid?
Mar 12:36 “Dawid himself said by the Set-apart Spirit, ‘יהוה said to my Master, “Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies a footstool of Your feet.” ’
Mar 12:37 “Dawid himself calls Him ‘Master.’ In what way then is He his Son?” And the large crowd heard Him gladly.
Mar 12:38 And in His teaching He was saying to them, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and like greetings in the market-places,
Mar 12:39 and the best seats in the congregations, and the best places at feasts,
Mar 12:40 who are devouring widows’ houses, and for a show make long prayers. These shall receive greater judgment.”
Mar 13:1 And as He went out of the Set-apart Place, one of His taught ones said to Him, “Teacher, see what stones! And what buildings!”
Mar 13:2 And יהושע answering, said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon another at all, which shall not be thrown down.”
Yahusha is telling His emissaries that the Hekal would be destroyed again. There is only one reason that Yahweh would do this, because they refused to turn back to Him. Judaism is wrong, false and not in the will of Yahweh.
Mar 13:9 “But take heed to yourselves, for they shall deliver you up to councils and to congregations. You shall be beaten, and you shall be brought before rulers and sovereigns for My sake, for a witness to them.
He is telling His Taught ones that they too will suffer as he is about to suffer at the hands of the Jewish establishment.
Mar 14:1 Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread was after two days. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to take Him through treachery and put Him to death.
Mar 14:2 And they said, “Not at the festival, lest there shall be an uproar of the people.”
They put their wicked plan into motion, Satan enters Yudas and he joins the Jewish religious establishment and hands Messiah over.
Mar 14:10 And Yehudah from Qerioth, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to deliver Him up to them.
Mar 14:11 And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him silver. And he was seeking how to deliver Him up, conveniently.
Mar 14:18 And as they sat and ate, יהושע said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you who is eating with Me shall deliver Me up.”
Mar 14:19 And they began to be grieved, and to say to Him one by one, “Is it I?” And another, “Is it I?”
Mar 14:20 And He answering, said to them, “It is one of the twelve, he who is dipping with Me in the dish.
Mar 14:21 “The Son of Adam is indeed going, as it has been written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Adam is delivered up! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.”
Mar 14:46 And they laid their hands on Him and seized Him.
Mar 14:47 And one of those standing by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
Mar 14:48 And יהושע answering, said to them, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take Me?
Mar 14:49 “Daily I was with you in the Set-apart Place teaching, and you did not seize Me. But let the Scriptures be filled.”
Mar 14:53 And they led יהושע away to the high priest. And all the chief priests, and the elders, and the scribes came together to Him.
Mar 14:54 And Kĕpha followed Him at a distance, even into the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting with the officers and warming himself at the fire.
Mar 14:55 And the chief priests and all the council were seeking witness against יהושע to put Him to death, and they were finding none.
Mar 14:56 For many bore false witness against Him, but their evidences did not agree.
Mar 14:57 And some rose up and bore false witness against Him, saying,
Mar 14:58 “We heard Him saying, ‘I shall destroy this Dwelling Place that is made with hands, and within three days I shall build another made without hands.’ ”
Mar 14:59 And not even then did their witness agree.
Mar 14:60 Then the high priest stood up in the centre and asked יהושע, saying, “Have You no answer to make? What do these witness against You?”
Mar 14:61 But He remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, “Are You the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed?”
Mar 14:62 And יהושע said, “I am, and you shall see the Son of Adam sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of the heaven.”
Mar 14:63 And tearing his garments, the high priest said, “What further need do we have of witnesses?
Mar 14:64 “You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?” And they all condemned Him to be liable to death.
Mar 14:65 And some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, and to say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers struck Him with the palms of their hands.
Mar 15:1 And immediately, in the morning, the chief priests had a council meeting with the elders and scribes and all the council. Having bound יהושע, they led Him away, and delivered Him to Pilate.
Mar 15:2 And Pilate asked Him, “Are You the Sovereign of the Yehudim?” And He answering, said to him, “You say it.”
Mar 15:3 And the chief priests accused Him of much, but He made no answer.
Mar 15:4 And Pilate again asked Him, saying, “Have You no answer? See how much they witness against You!”
Mar 15:5 But יהושע still gave no answer, so that Pilate marvelled.
Mar 15:6 And at a festival he released to them one prisoner, whomever they were asking.
Mar 15:7 And there was one called Barabba, chained with his fellow rebels, who had committed murder in the uprising.
Mar 15:8 And the crowd, crying aloud, began to ask, as he had always done for them.
Mar 15:9 But Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you wish me to release for you the Sovereign of the Yehuḏim?”
Mar 15:10 For he knew that the chief priests had handed Him over because of envy.
Mar 15:11 And the chief priests stirred up the crowd, that he should rather release Barabba to them.
Mar 15:12 And Pilate answered and again said to them, “What then do you wish me to do to Him whom you call the Sovereign of the Yehudim?”
Mar 15:13 And again they cried out, “Impale Him!”
Mar 15:14 And Pilate said to them, “Why, what evil has He done?” And they vehemently cried out, “Impale Him!”
Mar 15:15 And Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabba to them, and having whipped Him, he delivered יהושע over to be impaled.
Mar 15:16 And the soldiers led Him away into the court, which is the palace, and they called together the entire company of soldiers,
Mar 15:17 and decked Him with purple. And they plaited a crown of thorns, put it on Him,
Mar 15:18 and they began to call out to Him, “Greetings, Sovereign of the Yehudim!”
Mar 15:19 And they kept beating Him on the head with a reed and were spitting on Him. And bending the knee, they were bowing down to Him.
Mar 15:20 And when they had mocked Him, they took the purple off Him, and put His own garments on Him, and led Him out to impale Him.
Mar 15:21 And they compelled a passer-by, Shimʽon, a Cyrenian, coming from a field, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His stake.
Mar 15:22 And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.
Mar 15:23 And they were giving Him wine mixed with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it.
Mar 15:24 And when they impaled Him, they divided His garments, casting lots for them, what each one should take.
Mar 15:25 And it was the third hour, and they impaled Him.
Mar 15:26 And the inscription of His accusation was written above: THE SOVEREIGN OF THE YEHUḎIM.
Mar 15:27 And with Him they impaled two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left.
Mar 15:28 And the Scripture was filled which says, “And He was reckoned with the lawless.”
Mar 15:29 And those passing by were blaspheming Him, shaking their heads and saying, “Ah! You who destroy the Dwelling Place and build it in three days,
Mar 15:30 save Yourself, and come down from the stake!”
Mar 15:31 And likewise the chief priests and the scribes, mocking to one another said, “He saved others, He is unable to save Himself.
Mar 15:32 “The Messiah? The Sovereign of Yisra’ĕl? Come down now from the stake, so that we see and believe.” And those who were impaled with Him were reproaching Him.
Mar 15:33 And when the sixth hour came, darkness came over all the land until the ninth hour.
Mar 15:34 And at the ninth hour יהושע cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Ěli, Ěli, lamah sheḇaqtani?” which is translated, “My Ěl, My Ěl, why have You forsaken Me
Mar 15:35 And some of those standing by, when they heard it, said, “See, He is calling for Ěliyahu!”
Mar 15:36 And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink, saying, “Leave Him, let us see if Ěliyahu does come to take Him down.”
Mar 15:37 And יהושע cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.
Mar 15:38 And the veil of the Dwelling Place was torn in two from top to bottom.
Mar 15:39 And when the captain, who was standing opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the Son of Elohim!”
The chief priests had council with the elders and scribes and all the council of the Jewish ‘religious’ establishment, then they took Yahusha to Pilot, who was the only person in Yahudah that had the authority to sentence Messiah to death, by hanging on a stake, impaled. Though Pilot did not want to do so, he relunctantly did, V.10 knowing they acted out of envy. V. 11 The Cohen stirred the people to call for impaling Him, knowing full well what they were doing, they mocked and chided our Messiah. We were told earlier that Satan had entered Yehudah to betray Yahusha. The spirit of Satan must have also entered those Cohen, scribes, elders and all the council. These were learned in the Talmud and deep in ‘Judaism’.
And should we want or need to learn from the Talmud too?
We are told that Aramaic was the language of the day, unless you are Christian and then you are told that Greek was the language of the day. I have to wonder about that. As v 34 gives a different impression…my question is, if Aramaic was the language of the day, why was this so misunderstood? Had the Jews stopped using the words ‘my El’ as well?
Let’s move on to Luke where there is more, not necessarily repeats of the same stories, though some may be.
Luk 6:6 And it also came to be on another Sabbath, that He entered into the congregation and taught, and there was a man whose right hand was withered.
Luk 6:7 And the scribes and Pharisees were watching Him closely, whether He would heal on the Sabbath, for them to find an accusation against Him.
Luk 6:8 And He knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the withered hand, “Rise and stand in the midst.” And he rose up and stood.
Luk 6:9 Then יהושע said to them, “I ask you, is it right to do good on the Sabbath, or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?”
Luk 6:10 And looking around at them all, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored sound as the other.
Luk 6:11 But they were filled with folly, and were speaking with one another what they should do to יהושע.
It was Sabbath, in v. 7 The thoughts of the scribes and Pharisees were evil against Yahusha. V. 9 the ‘evil’ Yahusha is speaking of is the hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees, their evil thoughts and the action of policing Yahusha on the Sabbath was against Torah, whereas, His healing is not against Torah. It was their Talmud teaching that Yahusha was breaking.
Luk 11:37 And as He spoke, a certain Pharisee asked Him to dine with him, so He went in and sat down to eat.
Luk 11:38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that He did not first wash before dinner.
Luk 11:39 And the Master said to him, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is filled with greed and wickedness.
Luk 11:40 “Mindless ones! Did not He who made the outside make the inside also?
Luk 11:41 “But give in kindness of that which is within, and see, all are clean to you.
Luk 11:42 “But woe to you Pharisees, because you tithe the mint and the rue and every plant, and pass by the right-ruling and the love of Elohim. These you should have done, without leaving the others undone.
Luk 11:43 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the best seats in the congregations and the greetings in the market-places.
Luk 11:44 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you are like the unseen tombs, and the men walking over them do not know.”
Luk 11:45 And one of those learned in the Torah, answering, said to Him, “Teacher, when You say this You insult us too.”
Luk 11:46 And He said, “Woe to you also, you learned in the Torah, because you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
Luk 11:47 “Woe to you, because you build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
Luk 11:48 “So you bear witness that you approve of the works of your fathers, because they indeed killed them, and you build their tombs.
Luk 11:49 “And because of this the wisdom of Elohim said, ‘I shall send them prophets and emissaries, and some of them they shall kill and persecute,’
Luk 11:50 so that the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the foundation of the world shall be required of this generation,
Luk 11:51 from the blood of Hebel to the blood of Zekaryah who perished between the altar and the Dwelling Place. Yea, I say to you, it shall be required of this generation.
Luk 11:52 “Woe to you learned in the Torah, because you took away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered.”
Luk 11:53 And as He was saying this to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to oppose Him fiercely, and to draw Him out on many subjects,
Luk 11:54 watching Him, and seeking to catch Him in whatever He says, so as to accuse Him.
Woe to you Pharisees and scribes. This is what had become the ‘religion’ of Judaism, the high priests and Pharisees, Sadducees, elders and scribes that ruled by Talmud.
Again, I emphasize that one can be a Yahudim and not be ‘Jewish’, as I believe to be true of Messiah. Yes, He was named by the Roman rule as the Soveriegn of the Yahudim, but He was not part of the Jewish establishment (religion). This Yahudim was in reference to the 'tribe' of Yahudah, which was all that was left of Yisra'el in the days He walked in Yisra'el.
Those who were learned in the Torah, YET they took the key of Knowledge away. One of those keys is Yahweh’s Name. How can one know the Father and not love and use His Name. Yahusha later says; "I declared Your name to Yisra’el".
And yes, there were some of the congregation leaders who did follow Yahusha, but where were they when the Messiah was being hung? They were told that they would be thrown out of the congregations if they confessed Yahusha as the Messiah. Is it not that they were of the seed that fell amongst the rocky soil, and when the pressures of life tempted to upset their livelihood they chose not to openly confess Yahusha, is that not a form of denial?
How many woes does it take to understand that Yahusha Messiah, the Spirit of Yahweh, the Word made flesh, was speaking against the Jewish religious leaders.
Do we really want to align ourselves with this?
Luk 12:1 Meanwhile, when an innumerable crowd of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His taught ones, first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Luk 12:2 “And whatever is concealed shall be revealed, and whatever is hidden shall be known.
Luk 12:3 “So, whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms shall be proclaimed on the house-tops.
Luk 12:4 “But I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that are unable to do any more.
Let’s take a moment and look at that word, ‘hypocrisy’
HYPOC'RISY, n. [L. hypocrisis; Gr. simulation; to feign; to separate, discern or judge.]
1. Simulation; a feigning to be what one is not; or dissimulation, a concealment of one's real character or motives. More generally, hypocrisy is simulation, or the assuming of a false appearance of virtue or religion; a deceitful show of a good character, in morals or religion; a counterfeiting of religion.
Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Luke 12.
2. Simulation; deceitful appearance; false pretense.
Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy.
Many will not like what I am writing here, I have already experienced the refusal of some to hear what is being said, just as the prophets of the Tanahk did. But, I cannot let that deter me in speaking out against the religious attitudes that are keeping the lost, lost. Speaking out against the Messianic teachers that do not follow Messiah, but follow the false teachings of ‘men’. Who are still needing to be spoon fed their belief. From those who are teaching from the teachings of other men instead of from the Scriptures. Even in using the ‘bible’ that we have today, we need to be discerning of what is truth and what is not. The ‘bible’ is a Christian document canonized by the Roman Catholic Church whom we know to be in error, having mixed the Greek and Roman mythological gods with the false teachings of Paul. Just as the Tanahk Scriptures stated; “speak to us only what is smooth”.
Yahweh did allow those false teachings to be included into the Scriptures, but He also provided the truth to those who can hear His voice, calling for His people to come out of all the religious systems and return to His Truth.
Isa 3:8 For Yerushalayim has stumbled, and Yehudah has fallen, because their tongue and their doings are against יהוה, to provoke the eyes of His esteem.
Isa 3:9 The look on their faces witnesses against them, and they declare their sin as Sedom; they do not hide it. Woe to their being! For they have brought evil upon themselves.
Isa 3:10 “Say to the righteous it is well, for they eat the fruit of their doings.
Isa 3:11 “Woe to the wrong – evil! For the reward of his hand is done to him.
Isa 3:12 “My people! Youths exert pressure on them, and women rule over them. O My people! Your leaders lead you astray, and swallow the way of your paths.”
Isa 3:13 יהוה shall stand up to plead, and is standing to judge the peoples.
Isa 3:14 יהוה enters into judgment with the elders of His people and its heads, “It is you who have eaten up the vineyard, the plunder of the poor is in your houses.
Isa 3:15 “What do you mean by crushing My people and grinding the faces of the poor?” declares the Master, יהוה of hosts.
Luk 12:51 “Do you think that I came to give peace on earth? I say to you, no, but rather division.
Luk 12:52 “For from now on five in one house shall be divided, three against two, and two against three –
Luk 12:53 father shall be divided against son, and son against father, mother against daughter, and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”
Luk 12:54 And He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A storm is coming,’ and so it is.
Luk 12:55 “And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There shall be hot weather,’ and it is.
Luk 12:56 “Hypocrites! You know to discern the face of the heaven and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?
Luk 12:57 “And why, also, do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
Luk 12:58 “For, as you go with your opponent to a ruler, try hard along the way to settle with him, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
Luk 12:59 “I say to you, you shall certainly not leave there until you have paid even the last mite.”
This is just what I was just saying! I am trying to get you to understand this division that Messiah is referring to here. The division that Yahusha brings is; to whom will you follow, Yahusha Messiah or Judaism or the Pauline doctrines that take us away from the Torah?
That same division is dividing us today. We are still required to bring our brothers and sisters out of their error when we see it. That is in Torah as well as in the Messianic writings, when doing this, many are then saying that we are bringing in strife and division, or that it is a spirit of offense. Today, to rebuke or to reprove one another is labeled ‘judging’. I too often hear ‘well, they are just not at that point yet’. How can they get past that point if no one helps them? Doesn’t Proverbs tell us that the wise will hear and learn from their elders rebuke, and it is the unwise and rebellious that refuse to listen?
Come out of ‘her’ My people. This means to get out of ALL religious systems, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hindu, Buddha…ALL OF THEM !
Luk 13:31 On the same day there came certain Pharisees, saying to Him, “Get out and go from here, for Herodes wishes to kill You.”
Luk 13:32 And He said to them, “Go, say to that fox, ‘See, I cast out demons and perform healings today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.’
Luk 13:33 “But I have to journey today, and tomorrow, and the day following, because it is not fitting for a prophet to perish outside of Yerushalayim.
Luk 13:34 “Yerushalayim, Yerushalayim, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to her! How often I wished to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but you would not!
Luk 13:35 “See, your House is left to you laid waste. And truly I say to you, you shall by no means see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who is coming in the Name of יהוה!’ ”
It was the ‘Jews’ that had killed the prophets of old for all the true and ‘righteous’ prophets had been killed in Yerushalayim. Verse 34 could very well read; “Judaism, Judaism, killing the prophets…”
See, your House of Judaism is laid waste!
Luk 14:15 And when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, “Blessed is he who eats bread in the reign of Elohim!”
Luk 14:16 But He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many,
Luk 14:17 and he sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all is now ready.’
Luk 14:18 “But one by one they all began making excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I need to go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’
Luk 14:19 “And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out. I ask you to have me excused.’
Luk 14:20 “And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and because of this I am unable to come.’
Luk 14:21 “And that servant came and reported this to his master. Then the master of the house, being wroth, said to his servant, ‘Hurry out into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, and crippled, and lame, and blind.’
Luk 14:22 “And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’
Luk 14:23 “And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the street corners and hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house is filled.
Luk 14:24 ‘For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’ ”
This is all about the ‘religious leaders’, they were the ones who had been invited. v. 24 ‘none of those invited shall taste My supper’.
Luk 19:7 And seeing it, they all grumbled, saying, “He has gone in to stay with a man who is a sinner.”
‘they’ who were grumbling are the religious leaders, as throughout the gospels. And they wrongly imply these as continued sinners, when in fact they had answered the call of Mashiach and had repented, and therefore their sins had been forgiven by the Master.
Luk 19:10 “For the Son of Adam has come to seek and to save what was lost.”
The ‘lost’ pertains to what had happened to Yahweh’s people, they had gone astray, they were not walking in the will of the Father.
Luk 19:11 And as they were hearing this, He spoke another parable, because He was near Yerushalayim and they thought the reign of Elohim was about to be manifested straightaway.
Luk 19:12 He therefore said, “A certain nobleman went to a distant country to receive for himself a reign and to return.
Luk 19:13 “And calling ten of his servants, He gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Trade until I come.’
Luk 19:14 “But his subjects were hating him, and sent a delegation after him, to say, ‘We do not wish this one to reign over us.’
Luk 19:15 “And it came to be, when he came back, having received the reign, that he sent for these servants to whom he had given the silver, in order to know what each had gained by trading.
Luk 19:16 “And the first came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’
Luk 19:17 “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant. Because you were trustworthy in a small matter, have authority over ten cities.’
Luk 19:18 “And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’
Luk 19:19 “And he said to him also, ‘And you – be over five cities.’
Luk 19:20 “And another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I kept laid up in a handkerchief.
Luk 19:21 ‘For I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.’
Luk 19:22 “And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I shall judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was a hard man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow.
Luk 19:23 ‘Why did you not put the silver in the bank, that when I come I could have collected it with interest?’
Luk 19:24 “Then he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to him who possesses ten minas.’
Luk 19:25 “But they said to him, ‘Master, he already possesses ten minas.’
Luk 19:26 ‘For I say to you, that to everyone who possesses shall be given; and from him who does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away from him.
Luk 19:27 ‘But those enemies of mine who did not wish me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.’ ”
Again, another parable against the ‘Jewish leaders’, they were rejecting Messiah and they will be slayed before Him, unless they repent.
Luke chapter 20
Vv 1-8 from Mark 8:27-33 above
Vv 9-19 repeat from Mark 12:1-12 above
From v. 20 on;
Luk 20:20 And keeping a close watch on Him, they sent spies who pretended to be righteous, to catch Him in a word, in order to deliver Him to the rule and to the authority of the governor.
Luk 20:21 So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, we know that You say and teach rightly, and You are not partial to any, but teach the way of Elohim truly,
Luk 20:22 “Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”
Luk 20:23 But perceiving their craftiness, He said to them, “Why do you try Me?
Luk 20:24 “Show Me a silver piece. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” And they answering, said, “Caesar’s.”
Luk 20:25 And He said to them, “Then give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to Elohim what is Elohim’s.”
Luk 20:26 And they were unable to catch Him in a saying in the presence of the people, and marveling at His answer, they were silent.
Luk 20:27 And some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Him and asked Him,
Luk 20:28 saying, “Teacher, Mosheh wrote to us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife, and he dies childless, his brother should take his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.
Luk 20:29 “Now, there were seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and died childless.
Luk 20:30 “And the second took her as wife, and he died childless.
Luk 20:31 “And the third took her, and in the same way the seven also. And they left no children, and died.
Luk 20:32 “And last of all the woman died too.
Luk 20:33 “At the resurrection, then, whose wife does she become? For the seven had her as wife.”
Luk 20:34 And יהושע answering, said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage,
Luk 20:35 but those who are counted worthy of attaining that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are they given in marriage,
Luk 20:36 for neither is it possible for them to die anymore, because they are like messengers and are sons of Elohim, being sons of the resurrection.
Luk 20:37 “But that the dead are raised, even Mosheh showed at the bush when he called יהוה ‘the Elohim of Abraham, and the Elohim of Yitshaq, and the Elohim of Yaʽaqob.’
Luk 20:38 “Now He is not the Elohim of the dead, but of the living, for all live to Him.”
Luk 20:39 And some of the scribes answering, said, “Teacher, You have spoken well.”
Luk 20:40 And they were not bold enough to question Him anymore.
Luk 20:41 And He said to them, “How do they say that the Messiah is the Son of Dawid?
Luk 20:42 “For Dawid himself said in the Book of Psalms, ‘יהוה said to my Master, “sit at My right hand,
Luk 20:43 until I make Your enemies a footstool of Your feet.” ’
Luk 20:44 “Dawid then calls Him ‘Master,’ how is He then his Son?”
Luk 20:45 And in the hearing of all the people, He said to His taught ones,
Luk 20:46 “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the market-places, and the best seats in the congregations, and the best places at feasts,
Luk 20:47 who devour widows’ houses, and for a show make long prayers. They shall receive greater judgment.”
They try our Messiah, Elohim in the flesh, just as Satan tried Him in the wilderness, sending out spies to catch Him in a word.
The Sadducees are showing their lack of knowledge of the Scriptures. And against the scribes, He declares who He is; only One could be Master over Dawid, Yahusha was a Yahudim (descendant of Dawid) by law, not by blood. By blood He was the Spirit of Yah and High Priest, being that His mother was a 'relative' of Zakaryah and Elisheba, both Lewites of the line of Aharon.
He then tells them that they will receive greater judgment.
Luke here also reports from witnesses about Yehudah’s (Judas) betrayal and collaboration with the chief priests.
Luk 22:3 And Satan entered into Yehudah, who was called man from Qerioth, who was numbered among the twelve.
Luk 22:4 And he went and spoke with the chief priests and captains, how he might deliver Him up to them.
Luk 22:5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him silver.
Luk 22:6 And he promised, and was seeking an occasion to deliver Him up to them, away from the crowd.
Moving on into the Besorah according to Yohanan
Joh 7:1 And after this יהושע was walking in Galil, for He did not wish to walk in Yehudah, because the Yehudim were seeking to kill Him.
Joh 7:2 And the festival of the Yehudim was near, the Festival of Booths.
The ‘Jews’ were seeking to kill Him at the Feast of Booths.
Joh 7:11 The Yehudim, therefore, were seeking Him at the festival, and said, “Where is He?”
Joh 7:12 And there was much grumbling about Him among the crowd. Some were saying, “He is good,” but others were saying, “No, but He is leading the crowd astray.”
Joh 7:13 However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Yehudim.
Joh 7:19 “Did not Mosheh give you the Torah? Yet not one of you does the Torah! Why do you seek to kill Me?”
Joh 7:20 The crowd answered and said, “You have a demon, who seeks to kill You?”
Joh 7:21 יהושע answered and said to them, “I did one work, and you all marvel.
Joh 7:22 “Because of this Mosheh has given you the circumcision – though it is not from Mosheh, but from the fathers – and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath.
Joh 7:23 “If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the Torah of Mosheh should not be broken, are you wroth with Me because I made a man entirely well on the Sabbath?
Joh 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”
Joh 7:25 Therefore some of them from Yerushalayim said, “Is this not He whom they are seeking to kill?
Joh 7:26 “And see! He speaks boldly, and they say none at all to Him. Could it be that the rulers truly know that this is truly the Messiah?
Joh 7:27 “But we know where this One is from. And when the Messiah comes, no one knows where He is from.”
1. Notice this statement in v 23. If a male child is not circumcised on the 8th day of his life, the Torah of Mosheh is broken and the verse before that says circumcision is from the fathers, should that not be from the Father? Can circumcision then be later done away with by Paul?
2. v.26 The rulers did know he was the Messiah.
3. v.27 This is simply an untrue statement ! They should know where the Messiah comes from. It is written in the prophets that the Messiah comes from Beyth Lehem.
Joh 7:28 יהושע therefore cried out in the Set-apart Place, teaching and saying, “You both know Me, and you know where I am from. And I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.
Joh 7:29 “But I know Him, because I am from Him, and He sent Me.”
Joh 7:30 So they were seeking to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.
Joh 7:31 And many of the crowd believed in Him, and said, “When the Messiah comes, shall He do more signs than these which this One did?”
Joh 7:32 The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these matters concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to seize Him.
Joh 7:33 Therefore יהושע said to them, “Yet a little while I am with you, then I go to Him who sent Me.
Joh 7:34 “You shall seek Me and you shall not find Me, and where I am you are unable to come.”
Joh 7:35 The Yehudim, therefore, said to themselves, “Where is He about to go that we shall not find Him? Is He about to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks, and to teach the Greeks?
Joh 7:36 “What is this word which He said, ‘You shall seek Me and you shall not find Me, and where I am you are unable to come’?”
Joh 7:37 And on the last day, the great day of the festival, יהושע stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me, and let him who believes in Me drink.
Joh 7:38 “As the Scripture said, out of His innermost shall flow rivers of living water.”
Joh 7:39 And this He said concerning the Spirit, which those believing in Him were about to receive, for the Set-apart Spirit was not yet given, because יהושע was not yet esteemed.
Joh 7:40 Many from the crowd, when they heard the word, then said, “This truly is the Prophet.”
Joh 7:41 Others said, “This is the Messiah,” but others said, “Does the Messiah then come out of Galil?
Joh 7:42 “Did not the Scripture say that the Messiah comes from the seed of Dawid and from the village of Bĕyth Lehem, where Dawid was?”
Joh 7:43 So a division came about among the people because of Him.
Joh 7:44 And some of them wished to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him.
Joh 7:45 The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees. And they said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?”
Joh 7:46 The officers answered, “Never has any man spoken like this Man!”
Joh 7:47 The Pharisees, therefore, answered them, “Have you also been led astray?
Joh 7:48 “Has anyone of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in Him?
Joh 7:49 “But this crowd that does not know the Torah is accursed.”
In vv. 47-49 it was a Pharisee speaking and it seems as though those in the crowd from vv.40-42 knew the Scriptures better than the Pharisee. V.42 came from one in the crowd of people.
v. 48 would indicate that there were none of the rulers (Jews) that believed in Yahusha, except for a very few as we see here in v. 50,51.
Joh 7:50 Nakdimon – he who came to יהושע by night, being one of them – said to them,
Joh 7:51 “Does our Torah judge the man unless it hears first from him and knows what he is doing?”
Joh 7:52 They answered and said to him, “Are you also from Galil? Search and see that no prophet has arisen out of Galil.”
Joh 7:53 And each one went to his own house.
Joh 8:1 And יהושע went to the Mount of Olives.
Joh 8:2 And at dawn He came again into the Set-apart Place, and all the people were coming to Him. And having sat down, He was teaching them.
Joh 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And having set her in the midst,
Joh 8:4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
Joh 8:5 “And in the Torah Mosheh commanded us that such should be stoned. What then do You say?”
Joh 8:6 And this they said, trying Him, so that they might accuse Him. But יהושע, bending down, wrote on the ground with the finger, as though He did not hear.
Joh 8:7 But as they kept on questioning Him, He straightened up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Joh 8:8 And bending down again, He wrote on the ground.
Joh 8:9 And when they heard it, being reproved by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the older ones until the last. And יהושע was left alone, and the woman standing in the middle.
Joh 8:10 And יהושע, straightening up and seeing no one but the woman, said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Did no one condemn you?”
Joh 8:11 And she said, “No one, Master.” And יהושע said to her, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.”
Those scribes and Pharisees were not upholding the Torah in their accusing only the woman. Again, their knowledge of Torah is brought into question. Torah would bring both the man and the woman involved in adultery, not just the woman, where was the man in this scenario? Why should she be stoned and the man be free to humble and destroy another woman or women?
Joh 8:12 Therefore יהושע spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall by no means walk in darkness, but possess the light of life.”
In this statement Yahusha is not really a witness to Himself. The 1st verse of the Scriptures, Bereshith (Genesis) 1:1 IN THE HEBREW TEXT, contains the Messiah as the light of the world. There is Word that is not translated in any version of the Scriptures. It is the 4th word of the verse, it follows the word Elohim. It is 2 letters, the Aleph and the Taw, the First and the Last. Messiah, Yahusha is the Aleph and the Taw. He was the light of the world before the sun and the moon and the stars were created on the 4th day of creation. Therefore the witness of Yahusha being the light of the world is from the beginning, the VERY beginning.
Rev 22:12 “And see, I am coming speedily, and My reward is with Me, to give to each according to his work.
Rev 22:13 “I am the ‘Aleph’ and the ‘Taw’, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.
Rev 22:14 “Blessed are those doing His commands, so that the authority shall be theirs unto the tree of life, and to enter through the gates into the city.
I also believe that the ‘I am’ in Jon 8:12, should be all caps, as it is in other vv, (at least in the Greek interlinear text) though not in “The Scriptures” version, because, as discussed previously, they ‘take away’ from the truth of the matter that Messiah is of Yahweh, in vv. 24,28 and 58, as Yahusha Messiah is stating that He is the I AM. I will here change this from the copied text of “The Scriptures’ and will highlight what I change.
Joh 8:13 The Pharisees, therefore, said to Him, “You bear witness about Yourself, Your witness is not true.”
Joh 8:14 יהושע answered and said to them, “Even if I witness concerning Myself, My witness is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you do not know from where I come, or where I go.
Joh 8:15 “You judge according to the flesh, I judge no one.
Joh 8:16 “But even if I do judge, My judgment is true, because I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me.
Joh 8:17 “And in your Torah also, it has been written that the witness of two men is true.
Joh 8:18 “I am One who witnesses concerning Myself, and the Father who sent Me witnesses concerning Me.”
Joh 8:19 Therefore they said to Him, “Where is Your Father?” יהושע answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father. If you knew Me, you would have known My Father also.”
Joh 8:20 These words יהושע spoke in the treasury, teaching in the Set-apart Place. And no one laid hands on Him, because His hour had not yet come.
Joh 8:21 Therefore יהושע said to them again, “I am going away, and you shall seek Me, and you shall die in your sin. Where I go you are unable to come.”
Joh 8:22 Then the Yehudim said, “Shall He kill Himself, because He says, ‘Where I go you are unable to come’?”
Joh 8:23 And He said to them, “You are from below, I am from above. You are of this world, I am not of this world.
Joh 8:24 “Therefore I said to you that you shall die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I AM He, you shall die in your sins.”
Joh 8:25 Then they said to Him, “Who are You?” And יהושע said to them, “Altogether that which I even say to you!
Joh 8:26 “I have much to say and to judge concerning you. But He who sent Me is true, and what I heard from Him, these Words I speak to the world.”
Joh 8:27 They did not know that He spoke to them of the Father.
Joh 8:28 So יהושע said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Adam, then you shall know that I AM He, and that I do none at all of Myself, but as My Father taught Me, these words I speak.
Joh 8:29 “And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do what pleases Him.”
Joh 8:30 As He was speaking these words, many believed in Him.
Joh 8:31 So יהושע said to those Yehudim who believed Him, “If you stay in My Word, you are truly My taught ones,
Joh 8:32 and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Joh 8:33 They answered Him, “We are the seed of Abraham, and have been servants to no one at any time. How do you say, ‘You shall become free’?”
Joh 8:34 יהושע answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone doing sin is a servant of sin.
Joh 8:35 “And the servant does not stay in the house forever – a son stays forever.
Joh 8:36 “If, then, the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
Joh 8:37 “I know that you are the seed of Abraham, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
Joh 8:38 “I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.”
Please re-read vv. 24, 26, 28 and 34
And then continue with vv 39-59 with the emphasis on v. 44
Joh 8:39 They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.”1 יהושע said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.
Joh 8:40 “But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has spoken to you the truth which I heard from Elohim. Abraham did not do this.
Joh 8:41 “You do the works of your father.” Then they said to Him, “We were not born of whoring, we have one Father: Elohim.”
Joh 8:42 יהושע said to them, “If Elohim were your Father, you would love Me, for I came forth from Elohim, and am here. For I have not come of Myself, but He sent Me.
Joh 8:43 “Why do you not know what I say? Because you are unable to hear My Word.
Joh 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you wish to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.
Joh 8:45 “And because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
Joh 8:46 “Who of you proves Me wrong concerning sin? And if I speak the truth, why do you not believe Me?
Joh 8:47 “He who is of Elohim hears the Words of Elohim, therefore you do not hear because you are not of Elohim.”
Joh 8:48 The Yehudim answered and said to Him, “Do we not say well that You are a Shomeronite and have a demon?”
Joh 8:49 יהושע answered, “I do not have a demon, but I value My Father, and you do not value Me.
Joh 8:50 “And I do not seek My own esteem, there is One who is seeking and is judging.
Joh 8:51 “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone guards My Word he shall never see death at all.”
Joh 8:52 The Yehudim said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham died, and the prophets. And You say, ‘If anyone guards My Word he shall never taste death at all.’
Joh 8:53 “Are You greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died. Whom do You make Yourself?”
Joh 8:54 יהושע answered, “If I esteem Myself, My esteem is none at all. It is My Father who esteems Me, of whom you say that He is your Elohim.
Joh 8:55 “And you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I shall be like you, a liar. But I do know Him and I guard His Word.
Joh 8:56 “Your father Abraham was glad that he should see My day, and he saw it and did rejoice.”
Joh 8:57 The Yehudim, therefore, said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?”
Joh 8:58 יהושע said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.”
Joh 8:59 Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but יהושע was hidden and went out of the Set-apart Place, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Yahusha as Messiah is ‘the Spirit of Yahweh’, as He was able to move through this crowd and get away, because again it was not yet His time. Though He was fully Man and yet He had the Power of Yahweh to do what was necessary at any given moment, this was not ‘magic’, it was His awesome Power.
Joh 9:13 They brought to the Pharisees the one who was once blind.
Joh 9:14 Now it was a Sabbath when יהושע made the clay and opened his eyes.
Joh 9:15 Therefore the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”
Joh 9:16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from Elohim, because He does not guard the Sabbath.” Others said, “How is a man who is a sinner able to do such miracles?” And there was a division among them.
Joh 9:17 So they said to the blind one again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?” And he said, “He is a prophet.”
Joh 9:18 However, the Yehudim did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, till they called the parents of him who had received his sight.
Joh 9:19 And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”
Joh 9:20 His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind,
Joh 9:21 but how he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age, ask him, he shall speak concerning himself.”
Joh 9:22 His parents said this because they were afraid of the Yehudim, for the Yehudim had already agreed that if anyone confessed that He was Messiah, he should be put out of the congregation.
Joh 9:23 Because of this his parents said, “He is of age, ask him.”
Joh 9:24 So for the second time they called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give esteem to Elohim, we know that this Man is a sinner.”
Joh 9:25 Then he answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner, I do not know. I only know that I was blind, now I see.”
Joh 9:26 And they asked him once more, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”
Joh 9:27 He answered them, “I have told you already, and you did not hear. Why do you wish to hear it again? Do you wish to become His taught ones too?”
Joh 9:28 Then they abused him and said, “You are His taught one, but we are taught ones of Mosheh.
Joh 9:29 “We know that Elohim has spoken to Mosheh, but this One, we do not know where He is from.”
Joh 9:30 The man answered and said to them, “Why, this is a wonder! You do not know where He is from, yet He opened my eyes!
Joh 9:31 “And we know that Elohim does not hear sinners. But if anyone fears Elohim and does His desire, He hears him.
Joh 9:32 “From of old it has never been heard that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.
Joh 9:33 “If this One were not from Elohim, He could have done none at all.”
Joh 9:34 They answered and said to him, “You were completely born in sins – and are you teaching us?” And they cast him out.
Joh 9:35 יהושע heard that they had cast him out, and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of Elohim?”
Joh 9:36 He answered and said, “Who is He, Master, that I might believe in Him?”
Joh 9:37 And יהושע said to him, “You have both seen Him and He who speaks with you is He.”
Joh 9:38 And he said, “Master, I believe,” and bowed before Him.
Joh 9:39 And יהושע said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those not seeing might see, and those seeing might become blind.”
Joh 9:40 And those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind, too?”
Joh 9:41 יהושע said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin, but now you say, ‘We see,’ therefore your sin remains.
In v. 16 they accuse Messiah of not guarding the Sabbath. Again they are the ones who were not guarding the Sabbath in the fact that they had added, through Talmud, man-made laws that were not of Torah.
v.22 If anyone confesses Yahusha is Messiah, they are thrown out (excommunicated) of the congregation.
v.24 they call Messiah a sinner
vv. 30-34 The x-blind man gives them, the Jewish religionists, a lesson.
vv.40,41 “…therefore your sins remain”
Joh 11:46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them what יהושע did.
Joh 11:47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? Because this Man does many signs.
Joh 11:48 “If we let Him alone like this, they all shall believe in Him, and the Romans shall come and take away from us both our place and nation.”
Joh 11:49 And one of them, Qayapha, being high priest that year, said to them, “You know naught,
Joh 11:50 neither do you consider that it is better for us that one man die for the people than that the entire nation should perish.”
Joh 11:51 But he did not say this from himself, but being high priest that year he prophesied that יהושע was about to die for the nation,
Joh 11:52 and not for the nation only, but to gather together into one the children of Elohim who were scattered abroad.
Joh 11:53 So from that day on they plotted to kill Him.
Joh 11:54 יהושע therefore no longer went openly among the Yehudim, but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephrayim, and remained there with His taught ones.
Joh 11:55 Now the Passover of the Yehudim was near, and many went from the country up to Yerushalayim before the Passover, to set themselves apart.
Joh 11:56 And so they were seeking יהושע, and spoke among one another, standing in the Set-apart Place, “What do you think? Is He not coming to the festival at all?”
Joh 11:57 And both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should disclose it, in order for them to seize Him.
They issue the arrest warrant
Joh 13:17 “If you know these teachings, blessed are you if you do them.
Joh 13:18 “I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen, but that the Scripture might be filled, ‘He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.’
Joh 13:19 “Now I say to you, before it takes place, that when it does take place, you shall believe that I AM.
Joh 13:20 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send, receives Me. And he who receives Me, receives Him who sent Me.”
Joh 13:21 When יהושע had said this He was troubled in spirit, and witnessed and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you shall deliver Me up.”
Act 3:18 “But this is how Elohim has filled what He had announced beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that His Messiah was to suffer.
Act 3:19 “Repent therefore and turn back, for the blotting out of your sins, in order that times of refreshing might come from the presence of the Master,
Act 3:20 and that He sends יהושע Messiah, pre-appointed for you,
Act 3:21 whom heaven needs to receive until the times of restoration of all matters, of which Elohim spoke through the mouth of all His set-apart prophets since of old.
Act 3:22 “For Mosheh truly said to the fathers, ‘יהוה your Elohim shall raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brothers. Him you shall hear according to all matters, whatever He says to you.
Act 3:23 ‘And it shall be that every being who does not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’
Act 3:24 “And likewise, all the prophets who have spoken, from Shemu’ĕl and those following, have also announced these days.
Act 3:25 “You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which Elohim made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed.’
Act 3:26 “To you first, Elohim, having raised up His Servant יהושע, sent Him to bless you, in turning away each one of you from your wicked ways.”
Throughout all these references, the ‘Jewish religionists’ have claimed Mosheh as their prophet of truth, of which is absolutely true. However, they did not follow what they spoke, for they denied Mosheh’s prophecies about Messiah. Verse 23, that Prophet is Yahusha.
Act 7:1 And the high priest said, “Is this so?”
Act 7:2 And he replied, “Men, brothers and fathers, listen: The Elohim of esteem appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Aram Naharayim, before he dwelt in Haran,
Act 7:3 and said to him, ‘Come out of your land and from your relatives, and come here, into a land that I shall show you.’
Act 7:4 “Then he came out of the land of the Chaldeans and dwelt in Haran. And from there, after the death of his father, He removed him to this land in which you now dwell.
Act 7:5 “And He gave him no inheritance in it, not a foot of it. But He promised to give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.
Act 7:6 “And Elohim spoke in this way: that his seed would be sojourning in a foreign land, and that they would be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years.
Act 7:7 ‘And the nation to whom they shall be enslaved, I shall judge,’ said Elohim, ‘and after that they shall come out and serve Me in this place.’
Act 7:8 “And He gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so he brought forth Yitshaq and circumcised him on the eighth day. And Yitshaq brought forth Yaʽaqob, and Yaʽaqob brought forth the twelve ancestors.
Act 7:9 “And the ancestors, becoming jealous, sold Yosĕph into Mitsrayim. But Elohim was with him,
Act 7:10 and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom before Pharaoh, sovereign of Mitsrayim. And he appointed him governor over Mitsrayim and all his house.
Act 7:11 “Then a scarcity of food and great distress came over all the land of Mitsrayim and Kena‘an, and our fathers found no food.
Act 7:12 “But Yaʽaqob heard that there was grain in Mitsrayim, and he sent out our fathers the first time,
Act 7:13 and at the second time Yosĕph was made known to his brothers, and Yosĕph’s race became known to the Pharaoh.
Act 7:14 “And Yosĕph sent and called his father Yaʽaqob and all his relatives to him, seventy-five people.
Act 7:15 “And Yaʽaqob went down to Mitsrayim, and died, he and our fathers,
Act 7:16 and they were brought over to Shekem and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a price of silver from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shekem.
Act 7:17 “But as the time of the promise drew near which Elohim had sworn to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Mitsrayim
Act 7:18 until another sovereign arose who did not know Yosĕph.
Act 7:19 “Having dealt treacherously with our race, this one mistreated our fathers, making them expose their babies, so that they should not live.
Act 7:20 “At that time Mosheh was born, and he was well-pleasing to Elohim. And he was reared three months in the house of his father.
Act 7:21 “But when he was exposed, the daughter of Pharaoh took him up and reared him as her own son.
Act 7:22 “And Mosheh was instructed in all the wisdom of the Mitsrites, and was mighty in words and works.
Act 7:23 “And when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Yisra’ĕl.
Act 7:24 “And seeing one of them being wronged, he defended and revenged him who was oppressed, smiting the Mitsrite.
Act 7:25 “And he thought that his brothers would have understood that Elohim would give deliverance to them by his hand, but they did not understand.
Act 7:26 “And the next day he appeared to two of them as they were fighting, and urged them to peace, saying, ‘Men, you are brothers, why do you wrong one another?’
Act 7:27 “But he who was wronging his neighbour pushed him away, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge over us?
Act 7:28 ‘Do you wish to kill me as you killed the Mitsrite yesterday?’
Act 7:29 “And at this saying, Mosheh fled and became a sojourner in the land of Midyan, where he fathered two sons.
Act 7:30 “And after forty years were completed, a Messenger of יהוה appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai.
Act 7:31 “And Mosheh, seeing it, marvelled at the sight, and coming near to look, the voice of יהוה came to him,
Act 7:32 saying, ‘I am the Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham and the Elohim of Yitshaq and the Elohim of Yaʽaqob.’ And Mosheh trembled and did not have the courage to look.
Act 7:33 ‘But יהוה said to him, “Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is set-apart ground.
Act 7:34 “I have certainly seen the evil treatment of my people who are in Mitsrayim, and I have heard their groaning and have come down to deliver them. And now come, let Me send you to Mitsrayim.” ’
Act 7:35 “This Mosheh whom they had refused, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’ – this one Elohim sent to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the Messenger who appeared to him in the bush.
Act 7:36 “This one led them out, after he had done wonders and signs in the land of Mitsrayim, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
Act 7:37 “This is the Mosheh who said to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘יהוה your Elohim shall raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brothers. Him you shall hear.’
Act 7:38 “This is he who was in the assembly in the wilderness with the Messenger who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, who received the living Words to give to us,
Act 7:39 unto whom our fathers would not become obedient, but thrust away, and in their hearts they turned back to Mitsrayim,
Act 7:40 saying to Aharon, ‘Make us mighty ones to go before us, for this Mosheh who led us out of the land of Mitsrayim, we do not know what has become of him.’
Act 7:41 “And they made a calf in those days, and brought an offering to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their own hands.
Act 7:42 “So Elohim turned and gave them up to worship the host of the heaven, as it has been written in the book of the Prophets, ‘Did you bring slaughtered beasts and offerings unto Me during forty years in the wilderness, O house of Yisra’ĕl?
Act 7:43 ‘And you took up the tent of Molek, and the star of your mighty one Kiyyun, images which you made to bow before them. Therefore I shall remove you beyond Babel.’
Act 7:44 “The Tent of Witness was with our fathers in the wilderness, as He appointed, instructing Mosheh to make it according to the pattern that he had seen,
Act 7:45 which our fathers, having received it in turn, also brought with Yehoshua into the land possessed by the gentiles, whom Elohim drove out before the face of our fathers until the days of Dawid,
Act 7:46 who found favour before Elohim and asked to find a dwelling for the Elohim of Ya’aqob,
Act 7:47 but Shelomoh built Him a house.
Act 7:48 “However, the Most High does not dwell in dwellings made with hands, as the prophet says:
Act 7:49 ‘The heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. What house shall you build for Me? says יהוה, or what is the place of My rest?
Act 7:50 ‘Has My hand not made all these?’
Act 7:51 “You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Set-apart Spirit, as your fathers did, you also do.
Act 7:52 “Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who before announced the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers,
Act 7:53 who received the Torah as it was ordained by messengers, but did not watch over it.”
Act 7:54 And hearing this they were cut to the hearts and gnashed the teeth at him.
Act 7:55 But he, being filled with the Set-apart Spirit, looked steadily into the heaven and saw the esteem of Elohim, and יהושע standing at the right hand of Elohim,
Act 7:56 and he said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Adam standing at the right hand of Elohim!”
Act 7:57 And crying out with a loud voice, they stopped their ears, and rushed upon him with one mind,
Act 7:58 and threw him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Sha’ul.
Act 7:59 And they were stoning Stephanos as he was calling and saying, “Master יהושע, receive my spirit.”
Act 7:60 And kneeling down he cried out with a loud voice, “Master, do not hold this sin against them.” And having said this, he fell asleep.
Stephanos shows how the ‘Jewish religionists’ repeatedly fell away from Yahweh and ignored the pleas of the prophets that Yahweh sent to get the Yahudim and all of Yisra’el to repent and to return to Yahweh’s Torah. They had once again ignored the Prophet spoken of by Mosheh, and knowing that Yahweh had sent His Son, not just another servant prophet, as in the parable spoken by Yahusha which they knew was against them, out of jealousy and overzealous authority, by deceit and trickery and false witnessing, they murdered the Son so as to take the inheritance. And, as usual, when confronted with the truth of their error, they again kill the messenger.
“Guard My commands”, how many times does Scripture tell us to Guard the words of Yahweh? Guard the commands, the Sabbaths, the Torah, hold fast to the commands of Yahweh with boldness and boasting, as Ibrim 3 says.
I was a U.S. Marine back in the early 70’s and I spent a year in Viet Nam. I learned then what it means to stand guard. You do not give up your post as long as you are breathing, you guard that post with your life.
Isn’t that just what our Messiah did? Are we not commanded to walk as He walked and to be perfect as He is perfect? We are commanded to guard His Word, that means, to the death. The religious Jews were not doing that and those who are teaching the teachings of men and following men rather than the Messiah are not either.
“Guard My commands” is in the Scriptures 83 times. Here are some of them;
Exo 16:28 And יהוה said to Mosheh, “How long shall you refuse to guard My commands and My Torot?
Exo 20:6 but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands.
Lev 22:31 “And you shall guard My commands and do them. I am יהוה.
Lev 26:3 ‘If you walk in My laws and guard My commands, and shall do them,
Deu 5:10 but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands.
Deu 5:29 ‘Oh, that they had such a heart in them, to fear Me and to guard all My commands always, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever!
1Ki 3:14 “And if you walk in My ways, to guard My laws and My commands, as your father Dawiḏ walked, then I shall prolong your days.”
1Ki 6:12 “This House which you are building – if you walk in My laws, and do My right-rulings, and shall guard all My commands and walk in them, then I shall confirm My word with you, which I spoke to your father Dawid,
1Ki 9:6 “If you at all turn back, you or your sons, from following Me, and do not guard My commands, My laws, which I have set before you, but shall go and serve other mighty ones and bow yourselves to them,
1Ki 11:38 ‘And it shall be, if you obey all that I command you, and shall walk in My ways, and do what is right in My eyes, to guard My laws and My commands, as My servant Dawid did, then I shall be with you and build for you a steadfast house, as I built for Dawid, and shall give Yisra’ĕl to you.
2Ki 17:13 And יהוה warned Yisra’ĕl and Yehudah, through all of His prophets, and every seer, saying, “Turn back from your evil ways, and guard My commands and My laws, according to all the Torah which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.”
1Ch 29:19 “And give my son Shelomoh a perfect heart to guard Your commands and Your witnesses and Your laws, to do all, and to build the palace for which I have prepared.”
Neh 1:9 but if you shall turn back to Me, and guard My commands and do them, though you were cast out to the end of the heavens, I shall gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen, to make My Name dwell there.’
Psa 89:31 “If they profane My laws And do not guard My commands,
Pro 4:4 Then he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; Guard my commands, and live.
Pro 7:1 My son, guard my words, And treasure up my commands with you.
Pro 7:2 Guard my commands and live, And my Torah as the apple of your eye.
Dan 9:4 And I prayed to יהוה my Elohim, and made confession, and said, “O יהוה, great and awesome Ěl, guarding the covenant and the kindness to those who love Him, and to those who guard His commands.
Joh 14:15 “If you love Me, you shall guard My commands.
When our Messiah, who is Yahweh come in the flesh, says ‘My commands’ He is not only speaking of any commands He gave while He walked among His people, He is speaking of all of His commands, His Torah.
Joh 15:10 “If you guard My commands, you shall stay in My love, even as I have guarded My Father’s commands and stay in His love.
Do you think maybe He meant it?
“Guard My Sabbaths” is there 33 times: Here are some of them;
Exo 31:13 “And you, speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, יהוה, am setting you apart.
Lev 19:3 ‘Each one of you should fear his mother and his father, and guard My Sabbaths. I am יהוה your Elohim.
Lev 19:30 ‘Guard My Sabbaths and reverence My set-apart place. I am יהוה.
Lev 26:2 ‘Guard My Sabbaths and reverence My set-apart place. I am יהוה.
Isa 56:4 For thus said יהוה, “To the eunuchs who guard My Sabbaths, and have chosen what pleases Me, and hold fast to My covenant:
Eze 20:21 “But the children rebelled against Me. They did not walk in My laws, and My right-rulings they did not guard to do them, which, if a man does, he shall live by them. They profaned My Sabbaths, so I resolved to pour out My wrath on them to complete My displeasure against them in the wilderness.
Eze 44:24 “And they are to stand as judges in a dispute, and judge it according to My right-rulings. And they are to guard My Torot and My laws in all My appointed festivals, and set apart My Sabbaths.
Heb 3:6 but Messiah as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the boldness and the boasting of the expectation firm to the end.
Heb 3:7 Therefore, as the Set-apart Spirit says, “Today, if you hear His voice,
Heb 3:8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of trial in the wilderness,
Heb 3:9 where your fathers tried Me, proved Me, and saw My works forty years.
Heb 3:10 “Therefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, and they have not known My ways.’
Heb 3:11 “As I swore in My wrath, ‘If they shall enter into My rest...’ ”
Heb 3:12 Look out, brothers, lest there be in any of you a wicked heart of unbelief in falling away from the living Elohim,
Heb 3:13 but encourage one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened by the deceivableness of sin.
Heb 3:14 For we have become partakers of Messiah if we hold fast the beginning of our trust firm to the end,
Heb 3:15 while it is said, “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”
Heb 3:16 For who, having heard, rebelled? Was it not all who came out of Mitsrayim, led by Mosheh?
Heb 3:17 And with whom was He grieved forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness?
Heb 3:18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter into His rest, but to those who did not obey?
Heb 3:19 So we see that they were unable to enter in because of unbelief.
Heb 4:1 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering into His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
Heb 4:2 For indeed the Good News was brought to us as well as to them, but the word which they heard did not profit them, not having been mixed with belief in those who heard it.
Heb 4:3 For we who have believed do enter into that rest, as He has said, “As I swore in My wrath, if they shall enter into My rest...” And yet His works have come into being from the foundation of the world.
Heb 4:4 For somewhere He has said thus about the seventh day, “And Elohim rested on the seventh day from all His works,”
Heb 4:5 and in this again, “If they shall enter into My rest...”
Heb 4:6 Since then it remains for some to enter into it, and those who formerly received the Good News did not enter in because of disobedience,
I have a comment about the wording (translation) in two verses above in the Book of Hebrews.
In 3:11 the words “if they shall” should read as follows; “As I swore in My wrath, they shall never enter into My rest…” this is repeated with the same error in 4:3
We must stand in the full armour of Yahweh, on guard to His Word, boldly speaking in the Name of Yahusha/Yahweh. Anything or anyone who teaches a different Besorah than what our Messiah taught is to be shunned and ignored and we are to have nothing to do with them according to Debarim 13:1-15 and Debarim 18:22. NOTHING written in the Torah or in the prophets or spoken by Yahusha Messiah, can be changed altered or superseded in any way, shape or form. Of course we cannot today stone the false teacher as Torah calls for, but we can part from them and not listen to their words. Even though maybe some of what they say is correct. The rule of Deb. 13 is that as soon as you know the person to be nullifying a command of Torah or Yahweh, you cease to listen.
Deu 13:1 “When there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he shall give you a sign or a wonder,
Deu 13:2 and the sign or the wonder shall come true, of which he has spoken to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other mighty ones – which you have not known – and serve them,’
Deu 13:3 do not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for יהוה your Elohim is trying you to know whether you love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being.
Deu 13:4 “Walk after יהוה your Elohim and fear Him, and guard His commands and obey His voice, and serve Him and cling to Him.
Deu 13:5 “And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams is put to death, because he has spoken apostasy against יהוה your Elohim – who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim and redeemed you from the house of bondage – to make you stray from the way in which יהוה your Elohim commanded you to walk. Thus you shall purge the evil from your midst.
Deu 13:6 “When your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own being, entices you secretly, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other mighty ones’– which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers,
Deu 13:7 of the mighty ones of the people which are all around you, near to you or far off from you, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth –
Deu 13:8 do not agree with him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pardon him, nor spare him or conceal him,
Deu 13:9 but you shall certainly kill him. Your hand is first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people,
Deu 13:10 and you shall stone him with stones until he dies, because he sought to entice you away from יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, from the house of bondage.
Deu 13:11 “And let all Yisra’ĕl hear and fear, and not again do any such evil matter as this in your midst.
Deu 13:12 “When you hear someone in one of your cities, which יהוה your Elohim gives you to dwell in, saying,
Deu 13:13 ‘Some men, sons of Beliyaʽal, have gone out of you midst and led the inhabitants of their city astray, saying, “Let us go and serve other mighty ones” ’ – mighty ones whom you have not known –
Deu 13:14 then you shall inquire, search out, and ask diligently. And see if the matter is true and established that this abomination was done in your midst,
Deu 13:15 you shall certainly smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, putting it under the ban, and all that is in it and its livestock, with the edge of the sword.
Deu 18:19 ‘And it shall be, the man who does not listen to My Words which He speaks in My Name, I require it of him.
Deu 18:20 ‘But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My Name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other mighty ones, even that prophet shall die.’
Deu 18:21 “And when you say in your heart, ‘How do we know the word which יהוה has not spoken?’ –
Deu 18:22 when the prophet speaks in the Name of יהוה and the word is not, or comes not, that is the word which יהוה has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.
This last statement; “do not be afraid of him” is a bit misleading. Let’s take a look at the word from the Hebrew text.
1) to sojourn, abide, dwell in, dwell with, remain, inhabit, be a stranger, be continuing, surely
1a1) to sojourn, dwell for a time
1a2) to abide, stay, temporarily dwell
1b1) to seek hospitality with
1b2) to assemble oneself
2) to stir up trouble, strife, quarrel, gather together
2a1) to stir up strife
2a2) to quarrel
2b) (Hithpolel) to excite oneself
3) to dread, fear, stand in awe, be afraid
3a1) to fear, be afraid
3a2) to be in awe, stand in aweSo, we are being told here that when we come to know that a teacher is false, then we are to have nothing to do with them. We do not; sojourn with them, abide with them, dwell with, remain with. We are not to sojourn, dwell for a time with, or to seek hospitality with them, or to assemble oneself with a false teacher.
Even if some of what they say is true and good.
Let us not lose what we have.
The teaching of Talmud, takes away from the Torah. Much of what is taught from these rabbi and Pharisees supersede Torah and the Talmud itself gives it the authority to do so, going against the Torah itself.
Heb 10:1 For the Torah, having a shadow of the good matters to come, and not the image itself of the matters, was never able to make perfect those who draw near with the same slaughter offerings which they offer continually year by year.
Heb 10:2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered? Because those who served, once cleansed, would have had no more consciousness of sins.
Heb 10:3 But in those offerings is a reminder of sins year by year.
Heb 10:4 For it is impossible for blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
Heb 10:5 Therefore, coming into the world, He says, “Slaughtering and meal offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me.
Heb 10:6 “In burnt offerings and offerings for sin You did not delight.
Heb 10:7 “Then I said, ‘See, I come – in the roll of the book it has been written concerning Me – to do Your desire, O Elohim.’ ”
Heb 10:8 Saying above, “Slaughter and meal offering, and burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor delighted in,” which are offered according to the Torah,
Heb 10:9 then He said, “See, I come to do Your desire, O Elohim.” He takes away the first to establish the second.
Heb 10:10 By that desire we have been set apart through the offering of the body of יהושע Messiah once for all.
Heb 10:11 And indeed every priest stands day by day doing service, and repeatedly offering the same slaughter offerings which are never able to take away sins.
Heb 10:12 But He, having offered one slaughter offering for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of Elohim,
Heb 10:13 waiting from that time onward until His enemies are made a footstool for His feet.
Heb 10:14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are being set apart.
Heb 10:15 And the Set-apart Spirit also witnesses to us, for after having said before,
Heb 10:16 “This is the covenant that I shall make with them after those days, says יהוה, giving My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I shall write them,”
Heb 10:17 and, “Their sins and their lawlessnesses I shall remember no more.”
Heb 10:18 Now where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer a slaughter offering for sin.
Heb 10:19 So, brothers, having boldness to enter into the Set-apart Place by the blood of יהושע,
Heb 10:20 by a new and living way which He instituted for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,
Heb 10:21 and having a High Priest over the House of Elohim,
Heb 10:22 let us draw near with a true heart in completeness of belief, having our hearts sprinkled from a wicked conscience and our bodies washed with clean water.
Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our expectation without yielding, for He who promised is trustworthy.
Heb 10:24 And let us be concerned for one another in order to stir up love and good works,
Heb 10:25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging, and so much more as you see the Day coming near.
Heb 10:26 For if we sin purposely after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a slaughter offering for sins,
Heb 10:27 but some fearsome anticipation of judgment, and a fierce fire which is about to consume the opponents.
Heb 10:28 Anyone who has disregarded the Torah of Mosheh dies without compassion on the witness of two or three witnesses.
Heb 10:29 How much worse punishment do you think shall he deserve who has trampled the Son of Elohim underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was set apart as common, and insulted the Spirit of favour?
Heb 10:30 For we know Him who has said, “Vengeance is Mine, I shall repay, says יהוה.” And again, “יהוה shall judge His people.”
Heb 10:31 It is fearsome to fall into the hands of the living Elohim.
Heb 10:32 But remember the former days, when, after you were enlightened, you endured a great struggle with sufferings.
Heb 10:33 On the one hand you were exposed to reproaches and pressures, and on the other hand you became sharers with those who were so treated,
Heb 10:34 for you sympathised with me in my chains, and you accepted with joy the seizure of your possessions, knowing that you have a better and a lasting possession for yourselves in the heavens.
Heb 10:35 Do not, then, lose your boldness, which has great reward.
Heb 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the desire of Elohim, you receive the promise:
Heb 10:37 “For yet a little while – He who is coming shall come and shall not delay.”
Heb 10:38 “But the righteous shall live by belief, but if anyone draws back, my being has no pleasure in him.”
Heb 10:39 But we are not of those who draw back to destruction, but of belief to the preservation of life.
We must all listen and hear His discipline.
Heb 12:1 We too, then, having so great a cloud of witnesses all around us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race set before us,
Heb 12:2 looking to the Princely Leader and Perfecter of our belief, יהושע, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the stake, having despised the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of Elohim.
Heb 12:3 For consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and faint in your lives.
Heb 12:4 You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
Heb 12:5 And you have forgotten the appeal which speaks to you as to sons, “My son, do not despise the discipline of יהוה, nor faint when you are reproved by Him,
Heb 12:6 for whom יהוה loves, He disciplines, and flogs every son whom He receives.”
Heb 12:7 If you endure discipline, Elohim is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom a father does not discipline?
Heb 12:8 But if you are without discipline, of which all have become sharers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.
Heb 12:11 And indeed, no discipline seems pleasant at the time, but grievous, but afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Heb 12:12 So, strengthen the hands which hang down and the weak knees,
Heb 12:13 and make straight paths for your feet, lest the lame be turned aside, but instead, to be healed.
Heb 12:14 Pursue peace with all, and pursue apartness without which no one shall see the Master.
Heb 12:15 See to it that no one falls short of the favour of Elohim, that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, by which many become defiled,
Heb 12:16 lest there be anyone who whores, or profane one, like Ěsaw, who for a single meal sold his birthright.
Heb 12:17 For you know that afterward, when he wished to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it with tears.
Heb 13:19 But I particularly encourage you to do this, that I might be restored to you the sooner.
Heb 13:20 And the Elohim of peace who brought up our Master יהושע from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Heb 13:21 make you perfect in every good work to do His desire, working in you what is pleasing in His sight, through יהושע Messiah, to whom be esteem forever and ever. Hallel u Yah !
1Pe 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, pass the time of your sojourning in fear,
1Pe 1:18 knowing that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your fathers, not with what is corruptible, silver or gold,
1Pe 1:19 but with the precious blood of Messiah, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless,
1Pe 1:20 foreknown, indeed, before the foundation of the world, but manifested in these last times for your sakes,
1Pe 1:21 who through Him believe in Elohim who raised Him from the dead and gave Him esteem, so that your belief and expectation are in Elohim.
1Pe 2:3 if indeed you have tasted that the Master is good.
1Pe 2:4 Drawing near to Him, a living Stone – rejected indeed by men, but chosen by Elohim and precious –
1Pe 2:5 you also, as living stones, are being built up, a spiritual house, a set-apart priesthood, to offer up spiritual slaughter offerings acceptable to Elohim through יהושע Messiah.
1Pe 2:6 Because it is contained in the Scripture, “See, I lay in Tsiyon a chief corner-stone, chosen, precious, and he who believes on Him shall by no means be put to shame.”
1Pe 2:7 This preciousness, then, is for you who believe; but to those who are disobedient, “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner-stone,”
1Pe 2:8 and “A stone of stumbling and a rock that makes for falling,”1 who stumble because they are disobedient2 to the Word, to which they also were appointed.
1Pe 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a set-apart nation, a people for a possession, that you should proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light,
1Pe 2:10 who once were not a people, but now the people of Elohim; who had not obtained compassion, but now obtained compassion.
The religious Judaists rejected Yahusha and in so doing they rejected Yahweh. They lose their standing as His people and Yah gives it to those who believe in Messiah, Yahusha.
As the Jewish religionists do here in vv. 15, 16;
1Pe 2:15 Because such is the desire of Elohim, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men,
1Pe 2:16 as free, yet not using your freedom as a cloak for evil, but as servants of Elohim.
1Jn 2:3 And by this we know that we know Him, if we guard His commands.
1Jn 2:4 The one who says, “I know Him,” and does not guard His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1Jn 2:5 But whoever guards His Word, truly the love of Elohim has been perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
1Jn 2:6 The one who says he stays in Him ought himself also to walk, even as He walked.
1Jn 2:7 Beloved, I write no fresh command to you, but an old command which you have had from the beginning. The old command is the Word which you heard from the beginning.
The Word, from the beginning is the Torah, the Word is the Messiah, the Word is the light that was before the sun and the stars and will be the light after the sun and stars have disappeared.
Rev 21:22 And I saw no Dwelling Place in it, for יהוה Ěl Shaddai is its Dwelling Place, and the Lamb.
Rev 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it, for the esteem of Elohim lightened it, and the Lamb is its lamp.
1Jn 2:15 Do not love the world nor that which is in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1Jn 2:16 Because all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world.
1Jn 2:17 And the world passes away, and the lust of it, but the one doing the desire of Elohim remains forever.
1Jn 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him stays in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as the same anointing does teach you concerning all, and is true, and is no falsehood, and even as it has taught you, you stay in Him.
1Jn 2:28 And now, little children, stay in Him, so that when He appears, we might have boldness and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.
1Jn 2:29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone doing righteousness has been born of Him.
1Jn 3:15 Everyone hating his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has everlasting life staying in him.
I feel the need to interject here something that disturbs me almost every single day. Suicide, I hear of every day and it seems that society today seems to think that this is the way out and is acceptable. IT IS NOT ! ! !
Suicide is self-murder and we see from this last verse that it is not acceptable. You cannot ask for forgiveness before you perform some sinful act and expect redemption, it just will not happen. If someone thinks that this life is unbearable and think they are going to escape some unhappiness, they are in for a very rude awakening when they find themselves in a very dark place that they may or may not have believed existed. Hell is not going to be a fun place for those who end up there, Messiah Himself said there would be gnashing of teeth and they will be in a place where their worm does NOT die and the fire is NOT quenched as does Yeshayahu in the last verse of chapter 66, the last verse of his prophecy. A prophecy that concerns us and everyone that has ever lived on the earth or ever will, as it pertains to the last day following the Great White Throne Judgment. If, when we die a physical death and we are ‘in Messiah’ we will rise when He returns and be with Him through His 1000 year reign, if we are not, and no one who commits suicide can be in Messiah, then they continue to lay in the grave until the end of His reign and then when they rise, they are judged and end up in the Lake of Fire with HaSatan and his minion and they will suffer a second death and will experience eternal abhorrence as we learned from Dani’el.
The better solution to suicide is to turn to your Creator and hand your miserable life over to Him. Yahweh will work wonders with you, if you allow Him to do so. I speak all this with proof positive experience.
1Jn 4:1 Beloved ones, do not believe every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of Elohim, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
1Jn 4:2 By this you know the Spirit of Elohim: Every spirit that confesses that יהושע Messiah has come in the flesh is of Elohim,
1Jn 4:3 and every spirit that does not confess that יהושע Messiah has come in the flesh is not of Elohim. And this is the spirit of the anti-messiah which you heard is coming, and now is already in the world.
1Jn 4:4 You are of Elohim, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1Jn 4:5 They are of the world, therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.
1Jn 4:6 We are of Elohim – the one knowing Elohim hears us. He who is not of Elohim does not hear us. By this we know the Spirit of the Truth and the spirit of the delusion.
2Jn 1:8 See to yourselves, that we do not lose what we worked for, but that we might receive a complete reward.
2Jn 1:9 Everyone who is transgressing and not staying in the teaching of Messiah does not possess Elohim. The one who stays in the teaching of Messiah possesses both the Father and the Son.
2Jn 1:10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house nor greet him,
2Jn 1:11 for he who greets him shares in his wicked works.
Jud 1:5 But I intend to remind you, though you once knew this, that יהוה, having saved a people out of the land of Mitsrayim, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
Jud 1:6 And the messengers who did not keep their own principality, but left their own dwelling, He has kept in everlasting shackles under darkness for the judgment of the great day.
Jud 1:7 Even as Sedom and Amorah and the cities around them in a similar way to these, having given themselves over to whoring and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, undergoing judicial punishment of everlasting fire.
Jud 1:8 In the same way, indeed, these dreamers defile the flesh, and reject authority, and speak evil of esteemed ones.
Jud 1:9 But Mika’ĕl the chief messenger, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Mosheh, presumed not to bring against him a blasphemous accusation, but said, “יהוה rebuke you!”
Jud 1:10 But these blaspheme that which they do not know. And that which they know naturally, like unreasoning beasts, in these they corrupt themselves.
Jud 1:11 Woe to them! Because they have gone in the way of Qayin, and gave themselves to the delusion of Bilʽam for a reward, and perished in the rebellion of Qorah.
Jud 1:12 These are rocky reefs in your love feasts, feasting with you, feeding themselves without fear, waterless clouds borne about by the winds, late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots,
Jud 1:13 wild waves of the sea foaming up their own shame, straying stars for whom blackness of darkness is kept forever.
Jud 1:14 And Hanok, the seventh from Adam, also prophesied of these, saying, “See, יהוה comes with His myriads of set-apart ones,
Jud 1:15 to execute judgment on all, to punish all who are wicked among them concerning all their wicked works which they have committed in a wicked way, and concerning all the harsh words which wicked sinners have spoken against Him.”
Jud 1:16 These are grumblers, complainers, who walk according to their own lusts, and their mouth speaks proudly, admiring faces of others for the sake of gain.
Jud 1:17 But you, beloved ones, remember the words spoken before by the emissaries of our Master יהושע Messiah,
Jud 1:18 because they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own wicked lusts.
Jud 1:19 These are the ones who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
Jud 1:20 But you, beloved ones, building yourselves up on your most set-apart belief, praying in the Set-apart Spirit,
Jud 1:21 keep yourselves in the love of Elohim, looking for the compassion of our Master יהושע Messiah unto everlasting life.
Jud 1:22 And show compassion toward some who are doubting,
Jud 1:23 but others save with fear, snatching them out of the fire, hating, even the garment defiled by the flesh.
Jud 1:24 And to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you blameless before the presence of His esteem with exceeding joy,
Jud 1:25 to the only wise Elohim, our Saviour, be esteem and greatness and might and authority, both now and forever.
HALLEL U YAH ! ! Abba YAHWEH / MESSIAH, YAHUSHA ONLY