Thursday, May 21, 2020

OUR MASHIACH DIED AND ROSE AGAIN


No one had power to kill Yehoshua/Yeshua except by the will of the Father in Heaven. As mentioned in other messages, Yehoshua only did what the Father told Him to do. Dying on the cross was the perfect will of the Father because by His death and resurrection He would save the Jewish People and the whole world from their/our sin.
I get upset when I hear Gentiles saying that the Jews kill “Jesus.” Yes, they handed Him over to be crucified because He had to die. Someone had to betray Him, and Yeshua predicted it.  The betrayer was Judas one of His apostles.
(See Mattithyahu/Matthew 26:20 -25; Luqas 22: 48)

He was betrayed for 30 Pieces of silver
Zekharyah 11:11-13 So it was broken on that day. Thus the poor of the flock , who were watching me, knew that it was the word of Yehovah, Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. And Yehovah said to me, “Throw it to the potter”- that princely price they set on Me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of Yehovah for the potter.”

Mattithyahu 27:3-9 Then Yahudah/Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned my betraying innocent blood” And they said, “What is that to us: you see to it!” The he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and  went and hanged himself. But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood.” And they consulted together and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. 9 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Zekharyah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced, and gave them for the potter’s field, as Yehovah directed me.”

Someone had to condemn Him to death, and had to die by crucifixion, according to the Scriptures. The following is Yehovah speaking of Himself.
Tehillim/Psalm 22:16-17 “For dogs surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me, they pierced My hands and My feet; 17  I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. 

Our Jewish Mashiach is Elohim, and knows the end from the beginning.
Zekharyah 12:10-11 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Yerushalayim the Spirit of Grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only Son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. In that day there shall be a great morning in Yerushalayim.”

At the cross they divided His garments
18 They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.
Also fulfilled: Yochanan/John 19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Yeshua, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. 24 They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be.” That the Scripture might be fulfilled which says: They divided My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.” 

 He had to fulfill all the scriptures concerning His first coming. But please, o Gentile, if you are blaming the Jewish people for killing Him, you are deceiving yourself, for you are the one who crucified Him, and continue to add to your guilt every time you sin. All of us are guilty of His death, because all of us are sinners. 

Our hands are filled with blood.
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 59:3  For Your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; You lips have spoken lies, Your tongue has muttered perversity.
Yehoshua forgave those who crucified Him. From the cross He cried out “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do.”
As already mentioned He had to die for us all. Yehovah no longer needed animal sacrifices that could not remove the sin, but He gave Himself up to be our Sacrifice. He became our true everlasting Atonement! 

Yeshua became Man to die on the cross in order to redeem mankind. When you read the Brit Chadashah you will learn that they tried to kill him by stoning, but could not because He had to die in the way that He would shed His own Blood which is His life. This blood is the payment for our redemption. He paid the price for our sins in FULL!
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of Yehovah been revealed? 2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, There is not beauty that we should desire Him. 

3 He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him; 4 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by Elohim, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our shalom, was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; And Yehovah has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. 

8 He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. 9 And they made His grave with the wicked-but with the rich at this death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth. 10 Yet it pleased Yehovah to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of Yehovah shall prosper in His hand. 11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. 12 therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession of the transgressors.

Yeshayahu saw the Crucifixion long before it took place. It was Yehovah who sent His only Ben/Son to be our substitute. The penalty for our sin is death, and Yeshua did it for you and me. He paid the price in full. He is your and my Jewish Mashiach!  He is our Brother and our Savior! You must put your trust in Him and find peace, love and joy, as you never could attain any other way. 

He said,  I am  the Way, the Truth, and the Life, No one can come to the Father except through Me.” Yochanan 14:6
Finally I now share His own prophecies concerning His death and resurrection.
The Jews wanted to see a sign in order to believe Him.
“And evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to  it except the sign of the prophet Yonah. 40 For as Yonah was three days and there nights in the belly of the great fish , so will the Son of Man be three days and there nights in the heart of the earth.” Mattithyahu/Matthew 12:39:40
Mattithyahu 17:22 “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men, 23 and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up.” 

There are many references of His prophecies and I cannot write them all. Also I include one reference of this resurrection and going back to Heaven. He appeared to Miryam first when she came to the empty tomb.
Yochanan 20: 15 Yeshua said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping ‘ Whom are you seeking?”  She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Si , if You have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” Yeshua said to her, “Miryam! She turned and said to Him, Rabboni! Yeshua  said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and Your father, and to My Elohim and your Elohim.’”
Ma’aseh/Acts 1:4-11
Please get a copy of the complete Bible and read the Brit Chadashah. If you do you will be convinced that Yehoshua is indeed your Mashiach. Thank you for reading this message. May the love of the Father fill your heart as you discover your Jewish Mashiach. He will answer all your questions, and you will know Him personally. Yield your life to Him, and He will write your name in the Lamb’s Book of Life forever.
Shalom
Deborah A. Atzori
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Friday, May 15, 2020

YEHOSHUA THE REJECTED MASHIACH


This is part 3 of to the Jew first.

Yehoshua, also called Yeshua, which is the contracted form of Yehoshua, which in English is Joshua, as mentioned in a previous message, is the Ben Dawid or Son of David. The Gospel of Mattithyahu in the Brit Chadashah/New Testament gives us His detailed genealogy. Yeshua is the Word of Yehovah made flesh.

Yochanan/John 1:15, 9-13 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. 2 He was in the beginning with Elohim. 3 All came to be through Him, and without Him not even one came to be that came to be. 4 In Him was Chai, (Light), and the Chai was the Light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 9 He was the true Light, which enlightens every man, coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world came to be through Him, and the world did not know Him.  11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of Elohim, to those believing in His Name. 13 Who were born not of blood nor of the desire of flesh nor of the desire of man, but of Elohim.

I have spoken in a previous message that Yehoshua or Yeshua, who some erroneously call Him Jesus, was born as the descendant of Dawid HaMelekh. Therefore Yehoshua was indeed the King of Israel!
Please note that the letter J is not in the Hebrew alphabet. This letter was invented long after the birth of our Mashiach, and, this letter J,  is only about 500 years old.
Yehoshua came first to the Lost Sheep of Yisra’el, to save them from their sin. Man is born in sin, as result of the sin of the first man Adam. Yehoshua is also called the second Adam, for He came to undo, or to recover what was lost. Adam had communion with Elohim every day until the fall. This communion it has been restored in this Mashiach-King-Savior–Elohim Yehoshua.
How could He rescue us, the Jews first, and then, all humanity, from our fallen nature and bring us back to our Father in Heaven? Yehoshua, the only Ben of Elohim Yehovah, came as a Servant to take the penalty of our sin, which is death. He left Heaven and became Man. At the right time He had to die, and He did that, when  voluntarily,  He took our place on the stake or cross.  Yes, man, betrayed Him as prophesied. However, it was necessary to save the Jewish people, and all humanity.
Now I will write a few Scriptures. We already know that Yehoshua  is the Ben of Elohim.

Tehillim/Psalm 2:16; 11-12  Why do the gentiles rage, and the peoples meditate emptiness? 2 the sovereigns of the earth take their stand, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yehovah and against His Mashiach, 3 “Let us tear apart Their bonds, and throw away Their ropes from us.” 4 He who is sitting in the shamayim laughs, Yehovah mocks at them. 5 then He speaks to them in His wrath, and troubles them in His rage, 6 “But I, I have put My Sovereign on Tsiyon, My qodesh mountain.” “I inscribe for a law: Yehovah has said to Me, ‘You are My Ben, Today I have brought You forth.
Here begins a prophetic utterance for the future, and continue now in verse 11
Serve Yehovah with reverence, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Ben, lest He be enraged, and you perish in the way. For soon His wrath is to be kindled. Barukh are all those taking refuge in Him.
I needed to establish once again that Yehoshua is the Ben of Elohim.
He came from heaven to be our Sacrifice; we no longer would need animals.
Tehillim/Psalm 40:6-9 You, Yehovah my Elohim have done many things; the wonders you have devised for us cannot be set out before You; I would rehearse the tale of them, but they are more than can be told. 7 You gave to understand that you do not desire sacrifice and meal offering; You do not ask for burnt offering and sin offering. 8 Then I said, “See, I will bring a scroll recounting what befell me.” 9 To do what pleases you, My Elohim, is My desire; Your Teaching is in My inmost parts.
The above verses are prophetic words spoken by the prophet and King David about our Mashiach!  Yehovah came to this world to pay the penalty for our sin. We are all sinners! 

Yechezqel/Ezekiel 18:4 “See, all beings are Mine, the being of the father as well as the being of the son is Mine. The being that is sinning shall die.”
Romiyim/Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Elohim, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Mashiach Yehoshua, whom Elohim set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness.

Yehovah made a way for us to be reconciled to Him as He was with Adam in the beginning of Creation. We can know Yehovah and Yehoshua personally when we believe and accept Him. We must be born again.

Yochanan/John 3:1-5 And there was a man of the Pharisees, Nakhdimon was his name, a ruler of the Yahudim. 2 this one came to Yehoshua by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from Elohim, for no one is able to do these signs You do if Elohim is not with him. 3 Yehoshua answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born from above, he is unable to see the reign of Elohim.” 4 Nakhdimon said to Him, “How is a man able to be born when he is old?”5 Yehoshua answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Ruach, he is unable to enter into the reign of Elohim. 6 That which has been born of the flesh is flesh, and that which has been born of the Ruach is spirit. 7 “Do not marvel that I said to you, “You have to be born from above.’
When a person recognizes their need for Yehovah, and surrender their lives to Yehoshua , our Atonement, we become born again. His Ruach haQodesh comes into our life and we are then born again.
But for this to take place Yehoshua had to first die to redeem us from our sin.
Some folks think they are so perfect and they do not want to recognize they are sinners. For instance, Have you ever looked to a woman with lust? This is sin. Have you cheated on your spouse? That is also sin. Have you stolen even only a pen or pencil? This is also sin. Have you had an abortion? This is murder. Read the Torah, and the Shemot 20 and listen a simple list of sins. We cannot redeem by ourselves. Our good works are like filthy rags, Yeshayahu said it by inspiration of the Ruach haQodesh.

Yeshayahu/Isaiah 64:6 And all of us have become as one unclean, and all our righteousness are as soiled rags. And all of us fade like a leaf, and our wickednesses, like the wind, have taken us away. And here is no one who calls on Your Name, who stirs himself up to take hold of You; for You have hidden Your face from us, and have consumed us because of our wickednesses.  8 And now, O  Yehovah, You are our Father. We are all the work of Your hand.
Yeshayahu 59:1-3 Look, the hand of Yehovah has not become too short to save, nor His ear too heavy to hear. 2 But your wickednesses have separated you from your Elohim. And your sins have hidden His face from you, from hearing. 3 For your hands have been defiled with blood, and your fingers with wickedness; your lips have spoken falsehood, your tongue mutters unrighteousness. 

We need a Savior, and He came!
As mentioned He was not accepted by His own people. He was betrayed by one of disciples. Yehovah said it long before it happened.

Tehillim 41:9 “Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up His heel against Me.”
Zekharyah/Zechariah 11:13 And Yehovah said to me, ‘Throw it to the potter,” the splendid price at which I was valued by them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the House of Yehovah for the potter.
Mattithyahu/Matthew 26:14,15; 20- Then one of the twelve, called Yahudah from Qeriyoth, went to the chief kohenim, 15 and said, “What would you give me to deliver Him to you? And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from then on he was seeking an occasion to deliver Him up. 
20 And when evening came, He sat down with the twelve. 21 ad they were deeply grieved, and began to say to Him, each of them, “Adonai, is it I? 23 And He answering, said, “He who has dipped his hand with Me in the dish, he shall deliver Me up. 24 “Indeed, the Ben of Adam goes as it has been written concerning Him, but woe to that man by whom the Ben of Adam is delivered up! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born. 25 And Yahudah-he who delivered Him up-answering, said, “Rabbi, is it I ? “ He said to him ,”you have said it.”
Yehovah knew who would deliver Him, and He knew what kind of death He would die.
I will end here for today, but will continue on my next message. Meanwhile please read the Brit Chadash/New Testament, your Jewish Book,  and learn all about your Jewish Mashiach. The Book has been written by Jewish men, except maybe for Luqas, but we do not know for sure if he was Jewish or not. Read the Scriptures, and you shall know the truth and the Truth will make you free. You will have a personal relationship with your Creator as you invite into your life.
Shalom
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Friday, May 8, 2020

THE ANOINTED ONE


After Yeshua or Yehoshua was baptized on the Yarden River, He was led into the wilderness.
My friends please continue reading in the Jewish book called Brit Chadashah, which is called New Testament in English the next verses. From verse 3 to 12 you will read about Satan who went to tempt Yehoshua the Ben Elohim, in order to make Him sin.  But He did not.  Now we continue with this message.
We read in my previous message in Sefer Mikhah/Micah 5:2 of the prophecy of Yehoshua’s birth. Indeed He was born in Beyth Lechem/Bethlehem, but grew up in Natsareth/Nazareth.
Yehoshua’s Birth in Beyth Lechem
Luqas/Luke2:4-7 And Yoseph also went up from Galil, out of the city of Natsareth to Yahudah, to the city of Dawid, which is called Beyth Lechem, because he was of the house and lineage of Dawid, to be registered with Miryam, who was engaged to him-being pregnant. And it came to be, that while they were there, the days were filled for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her first-born Ben, and wrapped Him up, and laid Him down in a feeding through, because there was no room for them in a lodging place.
Yeshua was actually born in the Manger used to keep the new born lambs that would be used for the Pesach/Passover sacrifice. That year the true Sacrifice Lamb had been born. And the angels announced it to the shepherds. This was a symbolic act, for the True Shepherd had been born.  I will speak more on this later on. (See Luqas 2:8-14).
After the Immersion in the Yarden…
Luqas/Luke 4: 1-2 And Yehoshua, being filled with the Ruach ha’Qodesh, returned from the Yarden and was led by the Ruach into the wilderness, being tried for forty days by the devil. And in those days He did not eat at all, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.
Yeshayahu prophesied of Him.
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 61:1-2a “The Ruach of Adon is upon Me, because Yehovah has anointed Me to bring good news to the meek. He has sent Me to bind up the broken –hearted, to proclaim release to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of Yehovah.
This is a prophecy that the Jewish prophet gave concerning the coming Yeshua, the Anointed Mashiach.
It was fulfilled 2000 years ago in Israel.
Luqas 4:14-18 -21And Yehoshua returned in the power of the Ruach to Galil, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding country. 15 And He came to Natsareth, where He had been brought up. And according to His practice, He went into the congregation on the Shabbat day, and stood up to read. And the scroll of the navi Yeshayahu was handed to Him. And having unrolled the scroll, he found the place where it was written: “The Ruach of Yehovah is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to bring the Good News to the Poor. He has sent Me to heal the broken –hearted, to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send away crushed ones with a released, to proclaim the acceptable year of Yehovah.”
Then having rolled up the scroll, He gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the congregation were fixed upon Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been filled in your hearing.”
That day His ministry began.
He began to preach and they listened intently. Yehoshua was Man and Elohim at the same time. He had to come to this earth to reveal the Father to us and came first of all to the lost sheep of Israel. The lamb sacrifices and all sacrifices would end with Him. Israel needed saving and Yehovah sent His only Ben to fulfill that need.
Mattithyahu/Matthew 15:24 and He answering, said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Yisra’el.”
Yehoshua fed the multitudes and healed the lepers and all sick people because of His compassion.
He was preaching to a crowd and was concerned about their health. He had compassion.
Mattithyahu/Matthew 15:32-38 And Yehoshua, having called His talmidim/disciples near, said, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have now continued with Me three days and do not have whatever to eat. And I do not want to send them away.” 33 And His talmidim said to him, “Where are we to get enough bread in the desert to satisfy such a large crowd?” 34 And Yehoshua said to them, “How many loaves do you have? “And they said, “Seven, and a few little fish.”
35 And He commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground, 36 and taking the seven loaves and the fish, giving thanks, He broke them and gave to His talmidim, and the talmidim to the crowd. 37And all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces-seven large baskets, filled. 38 And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
He did it one more time later and fed 5000
Kepha asked Yehoshua how often we must forgive our brother?

Mattithyahu 18:21, 27 Then Kepha came to Him and said, Adonai, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive Him? Up to seven  times?”
22 Yehoshua said to him, I”I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. 23 Because of this the reign of the shamayim is like a certain man, a sovereign who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 And when he had begun to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talanton, 25 But as he was unable to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had , and payment to be made. 26 Then the servant fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I shall pay you all.’ 27”And the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.”
This servant went to a person who owed him, much less money, but he had him put in prison. Verses 28-30. When the master heard about this he called him.
32 “Then his master called him and said to him, ‘Wicked servant I forgave you all that debt seeing you begged me. 33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, as I also had compassion on you?”  34 And his master was wroth, and delivered him to the torturers until he would pay all that was due to him. 35 “So also My Father of the Shamayim shall do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”
And thought about our Father in Heaven who is full of compassion. He forgives us our trespasses now if we repent. But we also must forgive those who offend us. No one is allowed in the Shamayim with sin. Unforgiveness will keep anyone out of the Shamayim/Heaven. Yeshua’s ministry was for the whole man, body, soul, and spirit.
Yehoshua healed the lepers.
Mattithyahu 8:2-4  And see a leper came, and bowed before Him, saying, “Adonai, if You desire, You are able to make me clean.” And stretching out His hand Yehoshua touched him, saying, “I desire it. Be cleansed!” and immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Yehoshua said to him, “See, mention it to no one. But go your way, show yourself to the kohen (priest) an offer the gift that Mosheh commanded, as a witness to them.”
He taught the people to keep the Commandments and all teachings from Mosheh, for they were not really from him, but from Yehovah. He never broke the Torah.
He also commanded the talmidim to heal the lepers.
Mattithyahu 10:1, 8 And having called His twelve talmidim near, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every bodily weakness. 8 “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. You have received without paying, give without being paid.
(I wish this would be obeyed by some modern talmidim!) The leprosy was a skin affliction called collectively Tzara’at. Sin was the root of this affliction. This is the reason they had to go to the priest. Those afflicted had to be removed from the congregation. They needed to repent to Yehovah, and He would heal them. But Yehoshua  came with the power of the Father to heal all sickness  immediately. He was Yehovah in the flesh, our Mashiach.
I will stop today, but will continue on my next message.
Please be dependent on Yehovah alone  and obey Him. Study His Torah  and find what is missing in your life. He is the only One who can make you feel complete. If you have doubts, please ask Yehovah one question; Ask Him  if Yehoshua is the True Mashiach, and He will affirm to you that He is indeed is your expected Mashiach! Read the book “Brit Chadashah” or New Testament without fear, for it is a Jewish Book written by Jewish brothers for you and me. And you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free.
Shalom
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