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Explaining Yeshua

Isaiah 53: 1 Who believes our report? To whom is the arm of ADONAI revealed?

Yeshua, our Final SIN Offering (He martyred Himself, and there is no prohibition against that!) came to reveal YHWH to the world - not to abolish His Torah (divine instructions), without which we would have NO blueprint for moral, holy living! (See John 17:1-3)

(NOTE: Our use of the term "martyr" is intentional because traditional Jews love to point out that "G-d never required human sacrifice!" Well, Y'shua wasn't a "human sacrifice" because nobody "sacrificed" Him. He was a Divine Sacrifice who willingly went to the cross/stake. As a human being, He had the choice to obey YHWH or not. As we see time and time again, He CHOSE to obey. He KNEW who He was....)

Proverbs 30: 4 Who has cupped the wind in the palms of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know!

Many traditional Jews attempt to use the above in a sarcastic way, insisting that the above scripture has no relevant meaning. However, coupled with many other references including Isaiah 53 and the foreshadowing of Yeshua in the YHWH's commanded mo'edim, it is hard to negate the fact that YHWH does have a "Son" - and here is our way of illustrating Yeshua:

Imagine a fiber optics lamp with many points of light. The base of that lamp can be likened to YHWH who is God/The Creator. The many fiber optic "points of light" that emanate from the Base represent His Light and Power. YHWH is God and He can reveal Himself in any form He wants. He revealed Himself to Moshe through a burning bush, to the Israelites as pillars of cloud and fire, as "three men" to Abraham at the Oaks of Mamre, and He even spoke through a donkey. One of those Points of Light was Yeshua whom YHWH sent to Earth as His Representative, to show mankind who God is, teach His Torah, and then to die as a Final SIN Sacrifice.

Unlike any other heavenly being, Yeshua was the only one who had YHWH's Name within His own name! The names of the angels contained YHWH's TITLE - ELOHIM - "El" (Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, etc); but Yeshua's Name means "YHWH is Salvation." Yeshua had a divine qnoma/Nature - in other words, He was "powered" by YHWH. Yeshua was NOT the Base of the lamp; He did NOT come to replace YHWH - rather, He was an arm of YHWH:

Isaiah 53: 1 Who believes our report? To whom is the arm of ADONAI revealed?

Traditional Jews can insist that Isaiah 53 is "all about Israel" until the cows come home; but the fact remains, they cannot answer all the questions, such as: "How can ISRAEL die for Israel?" - or "Can Israel be wounded for our transgressions? Can people take Israel's garments and divide them?"....

Below is a footnote from the Aramaic English New Testament, which further explains YHWH's Son:

Qnoma is a very important term that has been greatly diluted and misunderstood over the centuries. Through an exceedingly complex linguistic chain of events this word, meaning "an occurrence of a nature" got morphed and perverted into "person" in Greek. As a result, the One Elohim (YHWH) is represented in a pagan manner in the Greek New Testament as a "person" distinct and equal with "Elohim the Son" and "Elohim the Ruach haKodesh." Instead, it is the oneness of YHWH that manifests in Mashiyach, not that Mashiyach’s divinity is separate from his Father’s. However, in this case we are talking about humanity and not YHWH, and both of them have "natures" that cannot be seen, and yet are a root part of their being.

Or, to put it another way, a "nature" is like a body hidden behind a curtain. For those in the audience, nothing of that nature can be seen. Then, all of a sudden, a hand and part of an arm appears through the veil. While we know there is a body attached to that limb, the limb is all we see. Furthermore, that arm moves with full force, will and agreement of the mind that controls the body. For the viewers, the arm appearing out of the curtain is the qnoma (occurrence) and the hidden mind behind that limb’s movement is its kyanna (nature).

As the centuries moved along, the ancient meaning of qnoma as "occurrence of a nature" devolved by Aramaic assemblies who compromised with the Byzantine Empire. Gradually, "core substance" became the common definition; at first it closely paralleled its Greek counterpart, hypostasis. More time passed and Greek redactors changed the meaning of hypostasi, taking it further from the original definition of qnoma. Qnoma/hypostasis became equivalent to "person" to line up with Greek passages that used this meaning in the form of the word prospon.

In Greek, "person" implies a physical presence as opposed to Aramaic where body metaphors like "I will set my face towards" are very common. The revision began at the beginning of the Third Century when these same "westernized" Aramaic Christians began to proffer up readings in their "Peshitt-o" versions of Acts 20:28 and Hebrews 2:9 that were meant to align with the Byzantine majority Greek. However, the original eastern "Peshitt-a" escaped these revisions as it was in the rival Persian Empire. Aramaic, as in this verse, retains the original meaning of qnoma. It is NOT the external "person" that teaches someone about Elohim, but the Ruach working through their "inner being." The idea of "person" in Greek, unfortunately, does not address the neshama (spirit) of a person as the likeness or "image of Elohim."

Having explained the above, we invite you read the following links which further explain why we believe Yeshua is our Final Sin Sacrifice, and the Messiah for whom the Jews have been waiting: Yeshua, in a Nutshell and Qualifications of Messiah, in a nutshell.