Apart from all the religious posturing of Orthodox Judaism, Messianism, Christianity and what have you… there are a few questions that beg the question of Mashiyach, here’s one in particular which causes much stumbling for those who don’t like the teachings of Y’shua.
“At the beginning of your supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to show you; for you are greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision. Seventy weeks are determined upon your people and upon your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.” Daniel 9:23-24
ANOINT THE MOST HOLY?
What is the most holy then?
“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Mashiyach the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” Daniel 9:25
It’s really very simple and very clear… “unto the Mashiyach (Messiah) the Prince (nagiyd)” the anointed Prince is the Most Holy who is being referenced here. The regrettable thing though is that mainstream Judaism as we know it today doesn’t respect the prophets of YHWH, in reality Jews are told by their rabbis that YHWH’s prophets have less authority than they who are mean of logic and reason. Tradition… tradition.
From shortly after the Maccabean revolt that restored the Temple to the Jewish people in began reverting into chaos, it was being used as a business opportunity between political rivals, those who controlled the Temple were blind to the things of HaMashiyach long before Y’shua came on the scene. The Temple was used to control the people, make money and if that meant oppressing the poor, so be it. It was YHWH who made the provision for the temple in Jerusalem to be destroyed by the Romans, it had become a den of iniquity, HaMashiyach referred to the Temple ruling class as a brood of vipers, snakes… dead men’s bones.
I had friends in Gush Katif. I have friends in Sederot and in Shomron and I saw Israeli homes and synagogues being bulldozed into the dirt. Please, don’t tell me that this isn’t wickedness. How would you like if someone drove a bulldozer off the back of a low bed and bulldozed your dreams? The same kind of politics and selfishness that we are seeing to day in Israel was alive and well when the Romans burnt the Temple to the ground. YHWH’s Prophets are right, they have always been right and will always be right, but your rabbi and rabbinical Judaism is betraying you and Torah and the Prophets. Jews were actually voting in favor of bulldozing other Jewish homes, on Jewish soil in the Jewish State of Israel… that’s high handed wickedness and rebellion against your neighbor and against the Word of YHWH. But the fact of the matter is the Prophets of YHWH saw it coming from more than a couple thousand years out, they saw it and that saw this:
“And after threescore and two weeks shall Mashiyach be cut off, but not for Himself:” Daniel 9:26a
HaMashiyach Y’shua was cut off, but not for Himself, he was crucified by religious politicians. The Prophets spoke definitively of Mashiyach Ben Yoseph, who was to come and be abused, and suffer for His people. Clearly this is what was and is being done against HaMashiyach by man’s religion, by Judaism.
“and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:26b-27
The city of Jerusalem and the Temple was destroyed by Titus in 70 AD after being under siege for seven months, the temple sacrifices were discontinued and as Roman custom was Titus set up an image of himself and forced the people to bow to him. The reason why YHWH let the Temple be destroyed is clear, “for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate.” This is EXACTLY, as history records! Some people are also wicked enough to suggest that the Bible was written after the fact and YHWH’s prophets are fakes, even after the discover of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Israel that proved the history of Moses and YHWH’s prophets going back to the 14th Century BCE. What do we need, an engraved invitation?
The Temple according to HaMashiyach had become a “den of thieves”, the religious ruling class used the Temple to tax the people and build up their own war machine in an attempt to overthrow the Roman occupation. The thieves who ran the temple are of the same spirit who today speak against Y’shua as Mashiyach, they rob people by making void Torah by “Jewish” tradition and deny Y’shua as HaMashiyach because of one very inconvenient truth.
Y’shua is the King of the Jews
Why does traditional Orthodox Judaism so vigorously deny Y’shua as HaMashiyach? Why do rabbis give themselves authority to discredit Y’shua? Why do they call him Yeshu instead of Yeshua? Why do they curse themselves by saying may his name come to nothing? Why? Because YHWH blinded the eyes of those who are proud and haughty and trust in their own flesh for their salvation. The same must also be said of all other religions including Christianity, Messianic, Catholic, Protestant religions who elevate traditions above the Word of YHWH which is His Torah. YHWH is not mocked, let Elohim be true and every man a liar, the Word of YHWH will endure forever and Torah is the Testimony of Y’shua. To make light of Torah and speak against Ha Mashiyach is to find oneself at war with YHWH Himself.
“If you will hearken unto the voice of YHWH your Elohim, to keep His Commandments and His Statutes which are written in this book of the Torah, and if you turn unto YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul. For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not hidden from you, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it? But the Word is very close to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you may do it.
See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command you this day to love YHWH your Elohim, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply: and YHWH your Elohim shall bless you in the land where you go to possess it.
But if your heart turn away, so that you will not hear, but shall be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that you shall surely perish, and that you shall not prolong your days upon the land, where you pass over Jordan to go to possess it.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live:
That you may Love YHWH your Elohim, and that you may obey His Voice, and that you may cleave unto Him: for He is your life, and the length of your days: that you may dwell in the land which YHWH swore unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” Deuteronomy 30:10-20
When all the religious dust settles and it’s D-day remember this one thing. Yeshua is the rightful King of the Jews, not any other elected government or religious institution. And anything that stands between Mashiyach and his people and his government is going to be crushed into oblivion… that’s what the prophets of YHWH foretold and YHWH means what He says.
For those who are not from a Jewish background, what this means is that Y’shua is the Sceptre of Government. When he spoke, he spoke halakha (Jewish law) from his mouth. Just because a bunch of religious Jews want to stroke their Jewish identity doesn’t mean Mashiyach is going to change his plans. If you’re not Jewish then you have the choice of following Mashiyach, the King of the Jews who lived what many believe is an inconvenient “Jewish” lifestyle, or you can follow a religion about Jesus that has very little to do with him. You choose this day whom you will follow.
Let me give you a few examples about your Mashiyach. First of all, EVERYTHING that is spoken in the Law and the Prophets will come to pass, everything. The Law (Torah) and the Prophets (Neviim) are Two Witnesses to his Messiahship. For example in the last chapter of Isaiah we read:
“And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Shabbat to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, says YHWH. And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.” Isaiah 66:23-24
In other words, if you want to be an abhorring to all flesh, go ahead and break YHWH’s festivals and Shabbats. Remembering that Isaiah (Yeshayahu in Hebrew) means “Saved of Yahweh“, whereas Yehoshua (Hebrew name of Yeshua (Joshua in English)) means “Yahweh’s Salvation“. There are no coincidences in Scripture, Isaiah foretold Mashiyach succinctly and with amazing precision. YHWH raised up Isaiah the Prophet to bear witness of Mashiyach to come, and at the very end of Isaiah’s prophecies he tells us that ALL flesh will return to the Original Faith Once Delivered to the Righteous. It’s a beautiful thing.
If you’re not Jewish and don’t see how you fit into all this then flip back ten chapters to:
“Neither let the son of the stranger, that has joined himself to YHWH, speak, saying, YHWH has utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus says YHWH to the eunuchs that keep my Shabbats, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to YHWH, to serve him, and to love the name of YHWH, to be his servants, every one that keeps the Shabbat from polluting it, and takes hold of my covenant;” Isaiah 56:23-24
So do you feel that you have “joined yourself to Yahweh” in Y’shua Mashiyach? If so then YHWH says to you through the prophet Isaiah that… “Even unto YOU will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give YOU an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.” Before you go running down the street in party mode don’t forget, this is only for those who keep my Shabbats, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; and there are precious few Christians who have a love for the Father and His Mashiyach that will actually be obedient to His Word. Most Christians simply want to follow a religion about Jesus, “reformers” like Luther or Calvin or Mary Baker Eddy or Ellen White or whomever their family and friends traditionally think is a good religious match. No. All that is coming down, it’s paganism. Follow Mashiyach!
Not sure about that, ok please read this;
“O YAHWEH, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto You from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods? Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is YAHWEH.”
Ok you “Gentiles” (Goyim) who are everybody but bloodline Israelites, this one is for you. Imagine. The Gentiles shall come unto Yahweh from the ends of the earth and say they’ve been lied to. The fact is that you’ve been lied to silly!!! The “Gentiles” have made 33,800 Christian denominations about a religion about “Jesus”… commentaries on the commentaries. Do you really think that YHWH is going to be calling Gentiles out of the bars and say, Hey, you’ve been lied to? Not really, He is talking about how the Churches have been lying silly to you! All you ever needed was the Word of YHWH, the plain and simple truth, but the theologians and Ph. D’s have spun a web of lies that a Philadelphia lawyer couldn’t trace back to the truth if his life depended upon it!
Not sure about that, ok, let’s see what Apostle Paul has to say about this;
“Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward Elohim (God), and faith toward our master Yeshua Mashiyach. And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: Save that the Holy Spirit witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Master Yeshua, to testify the gospel of the grace of Elohim. And now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of Elohim, shall see my face no more. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of Yahweh. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to feed the church of Elohim, which he has purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.”
Yet again is our dear brother Paulos pouring out his heart to Jews and Gentiles (or Greeks if you like) about repentance and faith and the counsel of Yahweh and in his wake he left a warning for all of us didn’t he. History shows that after Rav Shaul died that a whole volley of men claimed to be his first hand men, there was even a false letter written in Alexandria Egypt called “The Epistle of Barnabas” that was used by early churchmen to turn Apostle Paul into a Torahless, perverted, self-hating Jew. The religious riff raff dragged Paul’s dead body all over the Roman Empire and used his authority to plant their pagan congregations like weeds seeding in a windstorm. Will you put your trust in men and their religion, or in the Steadfast Word of the Living Elohim Who’s Name is Yahweh?
Baruch Ben Daniel