It is written:
“Then came Hanukkah in Yerushalayim. It was winter, and Yeshua was walking around inside the Temple area, in Shlomo’s Colonnade.” (John 10:22-23)
This Post is in response to a reader who was questioning the context of one my comments.
First, let us give thanks to YHWH, the Elohim of Isra’el, our Elohim and our Father, for giving to us “the foreigners” an opportunity to join His Spiritual Isra’el, through our union with His Beloved Son Yeshua HaMashiach (the one I used to call Jesus due to misconceptions obscuring His True identity).
Yeshua the Messiah is not YHWH. YHWH is the Elohim of Isra’el, our ONE and ONLY TRUE Elohim.
Yeshua was and is a Hebrew and a Jew who is anointed by YHWH, His Elohim and Father, the Elohim of Isra’el, to be as our Hebrew and Jewish Messiah “The Instrument of our Salvation” for the world and to be the Messiah of ALL the House of Isra’el (which include ALL of us, Jews and non-Jews united to Yeshua HaMashiach. Halleluyah !)
He was born a Hebrew and 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 “YHWH Saves”.
In the context of John 10, Yeshua was there as a Jew, to use the opportunity to confirm to those asking (John 10:22–24), that He was and is the Messiah, the Shepherd of Isra’el.
As for us, in our union with Yeshua the Messiah, let us give thanks to YHWH, the Elohim of Isra’el, our Elohim, 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 HaMashiach.
Now is the Time for us to Pray for Israel and the Jewish People, so they may receive the best Hanukkah message that they can hear—that Yeshua is the True Light of this world!
Now it is the Time to fulfill one of the purpose of the death of our Messiah, which was to create in union with Himself from the two groups a single new humanity and thus make Shalom, and reconcile us to YHWH, His Elohim and Father, both in a single Body (Ephesians 2: 15-16).
“Jews and non-Jews” who are united in the Messiah! In the Messiah we are ONE! We are ONE Family, “The Family of YHWH”, “The Spiritual Isra’el” of YHWH! Glory to HIM!
May the Ruach HaKodesh (The Spirit of G-d) help us to realize and take it all by Faith and to enter into the Plan of YHWH by Faith. We have been blinded for so long! May YHWH, our Elohim and our Father, through His Spirit lead us, turn darkness to light before us, and straighten our twisted paths. Let us trust Him for we know that He will do without fail and He will not forsake us (Isaiah 42: 16)
In our union with the Messiah, let us REALLY be fellow-citizens with YHWH’s people and members of YHWH’s Family. We have been built on the foundation of the emissaries and the prophets, with the cornerstone being Yeshua HaMashiach Himself (Ephesians 2:19-20); Jews and non-Jews, we have equal rights and privileges, heirs of the same promises. We are new creations. And from there, YHWH, our Elohim and our Father give His calls and vocations.
YHWH, the Elohim of Isra’el, our Elohim and our Father, is our Deliverer; He wants ALL humanity to be Delivered and come to FULL knowledge of the Truth. For YHWH is ONE; and there is but ONE Mediator between YHWH and humanity, Yeshua the Messiah, himself human, who gave Himself as a ransom on behalf of all, thus providing testimony to YHWH’s purpose at just the right time (1Timothy 1:3-6) .
May the Grace, Mercy and Shalom of YHWH, our Elohim and our Father be upon us and may ALL His Truth dwells in our heart.
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