This Post is in response to the Bible verse posted on Facebook: 2Peter 1:2
It is written:
May grace and shalom be yours in full measure, as you come to a full knowledge of God and Yeshua our Lord. (2 Peter 1:2)
First, I want to give thanks to ADONAI (YHWH), the God of Isra’el, our God, for giving to me “the foreigner” an opportunity to join His Spiritual Isra’el, through my union with His Beloved Son, the “Jewish Messiah Yeshua”, our Lord.
The knowledge of ADONAI (YHWH), our God, and of Yeshua HaMashiach (the Messiah), our Lord, are connected because ADONAI (YHWH) the God of our Salvation is known only through our union with “The Jewish man, Yeshua HaMashiach” (the Messiah).
ADONAI (YHWH) is the God of Isra’el, our ONE and ONLY TRUE God. There is only One and Only True ELOHIM: YHWH, as it is written: “Sh’ma, Yisra’el! Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad [Hear, Isra’el! Adonai our God, Adonai is one]; (Deuteronomy 6:4).
Yes, ADONAI (YHWH) is our ONE TRUE God; we are to have no other gods before Him. (Exodus 20:1-3).
ADONAI (YHWH), the God of Isra’el, our God, is our Saviour (Isaiah 43:1-3). There is no other God besides Him (Deuteronomy 6:4); He is our Only Just God and Saviour; It is Him who is God and there is none besides Him (Isaiah 45:21-22). His Beloved Son Yeshua the Messiah, our Lord, is His instrument of our Salvation.
Yeshua the Messiah is not YHWH. He is the Son of God, our “Jewish Messiah”, our lord, who is anointed by His God and Father, our God, the God of Isra’el, to be “The Instrument of our Salvation” and to fulfill the expected functions of His office of Ministry.
Yeshua the Messiah, is the Faithful Witness, the Firstborn from the dead and the Ruler of the earth’s kings (Revelation 1:5). He has freed us from our sins at the cost of His blood, and made of us a kingdom, that is, cohanim for ADONAI(YHWH), His God and Father (Revelation 1: 6)
What do we know so far about Yeshua, our Jewish Messiah, “The Son of God”:
Yeshua was and is a Jew. He was born a Jew, He lived as a Jew and He died a Jew (John 19:40). Yeshua was a Rabbi (John 1:38), a Torah observant Jew and He taught His followers to be Torah observant (1 John 3:4; Matthew 5:17-19). He did not come to destroy the Torah but to fulfill the Torah.
He was born of the seed of David and in the city of David which is called Bethlehem, as it was written: “But you, Beit-Lechem near Efrat, so small among the clans of Y’hudah, out of you will come forth to me the future ruler of Isra’el, whose origins are far in the past, back in ancient times.” (Micah 5:1)
Yeshua was circumcised the eighth day as is the custom for the birth of a Jewish boy. His name is Yeshua which in Hebrew means “ADONAI Saves”.
Yeshua was born a Jew as God instrument of Salvation for the world and to be the Messiah of ALL the House of Isra’el (which includes ALL of us, Jews and non-Jews united to Yeshua the Messiah. Halleluyah !)
Yes, Yeshua the Messiah, the Beloved Son of God, is the Tzaddik (Advocate), who pleads our cause with the Father. Also, He is the kapparah (atoning sacrifice) for our sins — and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world (1 John 2:1-2).
The way we can be sure we know Him is if we are obeying His commands (1 John 2:3); Yeshua the Messiah is the Living Word of God, the Living Torah of God (John 1:14) and His commands are those of ADONAI (YHWH), His God and Father, our God.
ADONAI ELOHIM (YHWH) is the God and Father of Yeshua the Messiah who is the instrument of our Salvation and the Only Mediator between God and humanity, as it is written: “For God is one; and there is but one Mediator between God and humanity, Yeshua the Messiah, himself human” (1 Timothy 2:5).
The man Yeshua the Messiah is the ONLY MEDIATOR between the God of Isra’el, our God, and man (1 Timothy 2:5); His death sets us free from our transgressions, so all of us, Jews and non-Jews, who have been called, may receive the promised eternal inheritance (Hebrews 9:15).
For the moment Yeshua is our High Priest, so for us whom God has set apart, who share in the call from heaven, let us think carefully about Yeshua, whom we acknowledge publicly as God’s emissary and as cohen gadol. (Heb. 3:1).
Yeshua did not came to start a new religion with new rules; He came to fulfill the will of ADONAI (YHWH), the God of Isra’el, His God and Father so through Him we could be grafted to the “Spiritual Isra’el of God” forming, Jews and non-Jews, only ONE People, “The People of God”! By His death, He has created in union with Himself from the two groups a single new humanity and thus make Shalom, and has reconciled us to ADONAI (YHWH), His God and Father, both in a SINGLE Body (Ephesians 2: 15-16).
“Jews and non-Jews” we are united in the Messiah! In the Messiah we are ONE! We are ONE Family, “The Family of God”, “The Spiritual Isra’el” of God! Glory to God!
Let us give thanks to ADONAI (YHWH), the God of Isra’el, our God, who pour out His Spirit (The Ruach HaKodesh) in our lives to bring restoration, reconciliation and unity to both the Jews and non-Jews through our union with His Beloved Son Yeshua the Messiah, our Lord.
Now in our union with the Messiah, we are fellow-citizens with God’s people and members of God’s Family. We have been built on the foundation of the emissaries and the prophets, with the cornerstone being Yeshua the Messiah Himself (Ephesians 2:19-20); Jews and non-Jews, we have equal rights and privileges, heirs of the same promises.
Yes, in union with Yeshua the Messiah, we are, Jews and non-Jews, being built together into a spiritual dwelling-place for our God! May the Ruach HaKodesh (The Spirit of God) help us to realize and take it all by Faith and to enter into the Plan of God by Faith.
Also, it is ADONAI (YHWH) who is “THE WORD”. His Beloved Son Yeshua the Messiah, our Lord is the Spokesperson (“Because the one whom God sent speaks God’s words. For God does not give Him the Spirit in limited degree (John 3:34)”).
That is why Yeshua the Messiah, our Lord, has been given the Name of “The Word of God”. He came to accomplish it. His food was the Word of God. He only spoke His God and Father’s Words. His teaching was the Word of ADONAI (YHWH), the God of Isra’el, His God and Father, our God.
He was Faithful to God, who appointed him; just as “Moshe was faithful in all God’s house.” But Yeshua deserves more honour than Moshe, just as the builder of the house deserves more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but the one who built everything is God. Also, Moshe was faithful in all God’s house, as a servant giving witness to things God would divulge later. But the Messiah, as Son, was faithful over God’s house. And we are, Jews and non-Jews in union with the Messiah Yeshua, that house of His, provided we hold firmly to the courage and confidence inspired by what we hope for (Hebrews 3:2-6).
May this be the cry of our heart: to have a full knowledge of ADONAI (YHWH), the God of Isra’el, our One and Only God and Father! Yes, to have a full knowledge of Him and of His Son Yeshua the Messiah, our Lord.
“SHALOM ALEIKHEM !” to ALL, Jews and non-Jews, who belong to the Jewish Messiah Yeshua, our Lord.