Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Yeshua’s Views of the Kingdom of Heaven

“Heaven” was a well-known euphemism, among many others, for the name “Yahweh” in the Jewish culture of Yeshua. Below are comments about what the Kingdom of Heaven meant to Yeshua:

(1) It was not only the eschatological (end times) rule of God that would come in the future.

(2)  It was already on the earth now.

(3) It was a divinely willed movement that will spread among people throughout the earth.

(4) It was more than just simply a matter of God’s kingship in Israel.

(5) It was also the domain of his rule.

(6) It was an expanding realm embracing ever more and more people.

(7) It was a realm into which one may enter and find one’s inheritance.

(8) It was a realm where there are both great and small.

I hope you found this study interesting.

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(Source: The Sage of Galilee: Rediscovering Jesus’ Genius by David Flusser, © 2007 William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI; p. 81.)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Lost Part of Yeshua’s Message

What happens if a three legged stool loses a leg? Yeshua’s movement and message were built on Three Foundational Values -- TESHUVAH (repentance), MISHPAT (justice) and TZEDAQAH (righteousness).  Knowing what these meant to Yeshua and his first century Jewish audience is essential for Christians today – who base their beliefs on Jesus.

One fact is very clear, one cannot believe in the Jesus who lived and taught in Galilee and Judea without clearly understanding what he taught. Today, the Christian message alludes to his teachings on TESHUVAH and TZEDAQAH, but the cornerstone of his message – MISHPAT -- is completely missing. This would be incomprehensible to him, his apostles, members of his movement and the rest of the Jewish nation of that time.

Below are overviews of those three foundational Values.

(1) TESHUVAH (repentance) -- The root word, SHUV, simply means “turn around” -- if someone is going the wrong way they must turn around and go the right way. TESHUVAH is prerequisite for divine forgiveness; God does not pardon man unconditionally – God waits for the man to do TESHUVAH first. The act of “turning around” requires the sinner to do the following steps:

experience genuine remorse for the wrong committed

stop doing the wrong

repair the damage that has been done

seek forgiveness from the person wronged

do TZEDAQAH and stay on the right path

This reveals a very important power God has given to all humans -- by the effort of turning the sinner has the power to redirect his or her destiny. (Encyclopedia Judaica © Keter Publishing House Jerusalem Ltd. Israel; vol. 14, col.73.)

(2) MISHPAT (justice) – a primary attribute of God.

The commandments are essentially for the purpose of the establishment of justice in the world.

Humans do justice by acting in accordance with God’s commandments and by imitating the divine quality of justice.

History begins and ends with justice. (Encyclopedia Judaica © Keter Publishing House Jerusalem Ltd. Israel; vol. 10, col. 476.)

Justice is not contrasted with love; it is correlated with love. (Encyclopedia Judaica © Keter Publishing House Jerusalem Ltd. Israel; vol. 10, col. 477)

(3) TZEDAQAH (righteousness) -- The fulfillment of all legal and moral obligations by doing what is right in all relationships.

concrete acts not abstract notions

a constant pursuit of MISHPAT (justice)

performance of positive deeds not merely abstention from evil actions

a learned trait resulting from the sustained performance of obligations (not an inherent human characteristic)

results in social stability and SHALOM (totality, completeness & wholeness)

failure to perform TZEDAQAH leads indirectly to the upsetting of social stability and ultimately to the deliberate undermining of the social structure. (Encyclopedia Judaica © Keter Publishing House Jerusalem Ltd. Israel; vol. 14, col. 180)

Two very important scrolls for Yeshua were Isaiah and Ezekiel. You will find the foundational principles of his teachings in them. Ezekiel contains a very famous prophesy about the roles of TESHUVAH, MISHPAT and TZEDAQAH.

To read or down load the complete article CLICK HERE and then go to “The Lost Part of Yeshua’s Message.”

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Friday, April 22, 2016

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Passover during the Time of Yeshua



Pesach, Passover, begins tonight April 22, 2016 at sundown. The link below will give you a glimpse of the magnitude of the celebration in first century Jerusalem before the Temple was destroyed.

The entire Jewish nation converged on Jerusalem from all corners of the ancient world to celebrate Passover in the Holy City. Some lived nearby, and had a comparatively easy journey; some came from neighboring lands and others traveled great distances, even from as far away as Rome. The pilgrims came in caravans, numbering hundreds and sometimes even thousands of participants. Each group brought the obligatory "half-shekel" donation to the Temple treasury, on behalf of their respective constituency. Preparations in Jerusalem for the influx of such large numbers began early. On the first day of Adar, a full six weeks before the festival, special agents appointed by the Rabbinical court went about the countryside "to repair the roads, squares, and mikvaot, and to insure that the gravesites were properly marked" (to protect the pilgrims from exposure to ritual impurity - Mishna Shekalim 1:1). After the rainy winter, it was important to make sure that the roads were not washed out, and all the approaches to Jerusalem were traversable. Likewise the city squares and public areas along the way were cleared, so that they could function as way-stations where the pilgrims might spend the night and replenish their supplies along their arduous journey. Read the complete article at -- https://www.templeinstitute.org/passover.htm

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Murder, Anger & God

Most people recognize “You shall not murder” as one of the Ten Commandments, but few know where the commandment “You shall not get angry” is. How many people have violated that commandment? Read the latest Teachings of the Real Yeshua newsletter – Murder, Anger & God – at http://www.biblicalheritage.org/teachings_of_yeshua_2016_number_02.html