Knowing Yeshua Mashiyach
“The Way the Truth and the Life”
Both YHWH and His Mashiyach are neither impersonal or unknowable, “But it is good for me to draw near to Elohim: I have put my trust in YHWH Elohim, that I may declare all Your works.” Psalm 73:28 David prayed to YHWH, “Draw near unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.” Psalm 69:18 Yeshua’s blood brother Ya’akov wrote, “Submit yourselves therefore to Elohim. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to Elohim, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of YHWH, and He shall lift you up.” James 4:7-10 It may seem awkward to approach YHWH, some take prayer for granted and expect the Master to cater to their every whim, others feel unworthy to approach Him. Which person do you think is more likely to have their prayers heard? Each one of us has raised a little hell of our own, so we have good reason to humble ourselves and approach with a contrite heart, and if we do we can be sure that YHWH will be merciful to us.
Many think they’ve got to clean up their act before making that first step, but “The sacrifices of Elohim are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O Elohim, You will not despise.” Psalm 51:17 If we have a pure heart and clean hands, YHWH will not turn away from us, in fact YHWH is in the business of making some pretty awesome “deals”. Take for instance the Son of Man who is called Mashiyach ben Yoseph. Yeshua Mashiyach is Mashiyach ben Yoseph as he was presented by YHWH to all of mankind as the Redeemer. Here’s the deal. You admit that you’re not Mashiyach and that you’ve missed the mark, and accept the fact that you need a redeemer. As good as you might think you are, the fact of the matter is that you always haven’t been true to yourself, never mind being true to PERFECTION. A redeemer pays the money you to get the stuff back from the pawn shop, (may it never be that you would have to pawn anything). In the matter of your sin, you are culpable, read the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20 for a quick briefing, and also think about when you were in your teens and college days and business deals and relationships and ask yourself if there was ever a time in your life, when you took some personal liberties that cost someone else.
You need redemption, you may not have transgressed in such a way as to be worthy of capital punishment, but regardless of the degree of sin, the fact of the matter is that you have nothing of your own, except your own life to offer for your sin. Sure you could go out and slaughter a few cows or a lamb or a goat or something, but that’s the cow giving up it’s life for you, not you! Get it? It’s not that complicated. YHWH gave you life, and you’ve had an awfully good time, but your life came with a price tag. Life requires redemption, ever since mankind went his own way and did what was right in his own eyes. Our forefather Adam set the need for redemption in motion, but if he hadn’t done it, you and I probably would have. We’re all in the same boat.
A popular detour for many is to become religious, and do the things that one is “supposed to do”, some say long prayers, dress like penguins, refuse to get married (so they don’t have to make sex and sin), others get pure theology, some just work like dogs to help the less fortunate, give everything to the poor, make vows of poverty, and some go on killing sprees so they can go to heaven sooner and get better seats. ButREDEMPTION cannot be bought, it can only be accepted or rejected by what YHWH did for us when He sent Mashiyach ben Yoseph, who is Yeshua. And herein lies the wonders of knowing Yeshua, sure we could complicate this whole thing into dimensions that neither of us would know what were talking about, and we might just do that, but in the meantime let’s not forget all of our basic needs for Redemption. This is why it is imperative that we understand why the Prophets all spoke of Mashiyach! This is why every article in the Mishkan pointed to Mashiyach! This is why the Temple was built on earth, as the pattern of what is in Heaven. It’s telling us about MASHIYACH!!! And the first order of business is Redemption, then Salvation, then Deliverance.
The inner man (whether you are a man or woman you know what I mean) either knows he needs a Redeemer, or he doesn’t think he needs one. It’s impossible to help someone who thinks they are the Redeemer themselves, but those who are truthful to themselves know that, yes, life is awesome and someone has to pay the bill. Sorry, that might be a crude way of looking at it, but the old adage that there’s no free lunch, well, it’s true. The right thing to do, takes courage and caring about oneself and others to make the admission of need. We have much assurance from YHWH that as our Creator and Father He Loves us and desires friendship with each one of us, King David referred to Mashiyach as Adon (Master).
YHWH said unto my Adon (Master), Sit Yourself at my right hand, until I make your enemies thy footstool.
YHWH shall send the rod of your strength out of Tsiyon: rule thou in the midst of your enemies. Your people shall be willing in the day of your power,in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning:
You have the dew of Your youth. YHWH has sworn, and will not repent,
You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
To know Yeshua Mashiyach, means to study him and learn of him, Yeshua taught his talmidim, we are todirect our prayers to “our Father” and His Father YHWH, not to Yeshua. However by studying the life of Yeshua and Torah we can see understand the universal nature of the Kingdom of Elohim.
“The NESHAMA (spirit) of man is the lamp of YHWH.”
Our Spirits are “engineered” to communicate with the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), we know this because His Joy pours through us. Through prayer and waiting upon YHWH, we are able to hear from Him and make a connection through His Mashiyach. We must Trust and have Faith that YHWH is a Good and Loving Father, He will show us the Way from there.
Maybe you need more proof that Yeshua is Mashiyach before you are able to confess His Name and speak with Him. Maybe you’ve heard things that make you suspicious of Yeshua and you doubt whether He exists? Maybe you think it might be idolatry to confess the Name of Yeshua as HaMashiyach because there can only be One G-d. The Scripture reveals that Mashiyach is the Word of YHWH and the Attributes of YHWH are in Him.
Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of YHWH shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of YHWH;
3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of YHWH: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
HaMashiyach Yeshua demonstrates these attributes:
1) Spirit of YHWH
7) Fear of YHWH
“And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,
and a Netzer (Sprout) shall grow out of his roots:”
Yeshua Mashiyach is the Netzer (Sprout) which grew out of the Root of Ye’shai (Jesse), these 7 Attributessignify the Character and Calling of HaMashiyach. When Avraham was about to sacrifice his son Yitzhak to YHWH, “Abraham said, My son, Elohim (G-d) will provide himself a SEH (lamb) for a burnt offering:” Genesis 22:8
Only five verses later Scripture says, “And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ‘AYIL (ram) caught in a thicket by his horns:” verse 13. The SEH (Lamb) that YHWH promised to provide Avraham is ultimately Yeshua the Word of YHWH who spoke with Avraham, Yitzhak and Ya’akov, YHWH said He would provide HIMSELF A LAMB!
So it was that mankind chose to torture and put to death the Perfect Lamb of Elohim, who by His suffering took away the sins of the world. There is NO other acceptable sacrifice available today, and when we use the term “sacrifice” this is in reference to what we have to give in exchange for our sin? Nearly 1 in 3 people on earth believe Yeshua is the Mashiyach. The reason people believe is because of His Personal Character Attributes, as we compare ourselves to Him we begin to see our very real needs.
In the mid 1990′s a poll was taken of a large number of Jewish homes in America, over 14% of Jews in America believe Yeshua to be HaMashiyach. The problem our world faces is the counterfeit “Jesus” is being taught as the true Messiah. Jesus is being taught as one who did away with Torah (the “Old” Testament). According to the new disciples of Jesus, Jesus and Paul were Hellenized pagans who painted Easter Eggs, did Sunday Mass, put up Christmas trees and spoke evil things of Jews who observe Torah. But just as Joseph was not recognized by his brothers in Egypt, Yeshua is not recognized by His brothers in Yehudah or those who seek Righteousness, because Yeshua is dressed in paganism and even named after the Greek god Zeus, (Ie-zeus or Jesus).
If you’re not yet quite ready to make a bold move of Faith and ask Yeshua to reveal Himself and need someone to pray with, I’m always glad to hear from you. I pray that these meager efforts will help establish your foundation of Truth and Life in Torah. Of Y’shua Mashiyach’s followers, I’m least, but I’m also smart enough to know that it is not my words that will make anyone choose to live for Yeshua, it is the work of the Ruach inside of you that is calling you, not me, not your Pastor, not your Rabbi, not another human being on the planet can take credit for what Mashiyach himself is doing inside of you. Maybe you’re new to Mashiyach, maybe you aren’t but I’ve been through enough religion to know better than to seek a following, nor do I have any affiliations with any institutionalized religion, nor do I need financial support from anyone. My goal is to honor the one who provides me with Life and Redemption. I pray you see your future as a follower of Yeshua and discover the true meaning and purpose of the life you’ve been given. There is no other way for our souls to find harmony with YHWH and His Creation, and with each other, but through Yeshua who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
We need the Ruach HaKodesh to give us wisdom and discernment to reveal Mashiyach to us, and to expose all counterfeit false religions that permeate the modern world. As it was in the days of Noah, so it is today and the most dangerous places on earth are Churches and Synagogues who think they “own” Mashiyach, by their traditions and theology. We must cleanse our souls from carnal living and be filled with “the Spirit of Mashiyach”, if we are to live fruitful and meaningful lives that transform hatred, poverty and injustice into Justice, Beauty and Righteousness!
If you haven’t already done so,
NOW is the time to invite the Spirit of Mashiyach into your life,
there is no reason to hesitate…
NO reason to hesitate.
We can only serve One Master, His Name is Yahweh, YHWH is revealed to us through the work of Mashiyach. New life begins when we choose to serve Mashiyach Yeshua. Mashiyach said, “as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded” These also are very troublesome days, the love of many has grown cold, some people think there is “peace” on Earth because they are able to buy more toys than they ever dreamed possible, but there is no lasting Peace outside of Mashiyach. We must know Mashiyach and serve Him, rather than opt for some messianic “hero spirit” that is preached throughout the religious worlds.
The Mashiyach is the Way, the Truth and the Life. The Word of YHWH is Spirit, all who worship YHWH must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. The Truth is to have Torah written upon our hearts and enter into The Covenant YHWH has made with us. We observe His Torah, it is our delight and our calling, it is not a burden, our greatest Joy is to be in Covenant with YHWH and accept what His Mashiyach has done for us! Let’s be true to Him and ourselves. Religion is a way to stroke our pride, but having a relationship with Mashiyach will transform us into the Image of Elohim. YHWH is a Father who loves us, He knows us better than we know ourselves. I pray that His Spirit will be in you as you sojourn to know Yeshua Mashiyach and live for the Malchut (Kingdom of) Elohim.
Mashiyach Y’shua said, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one,
and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
You cannot serve Elohim and mammon.”
YHWH be with you,
Baruch Ben Daniel