This is a continuation of the אמת teaching.
In the opening of Yochanan/John chapter 6, Y’shua goes to Tiberias by the Galil teaching and many have followed him because of the miracles they have seen him perform. Y’shua goes up on the mountain with his talmidim and sees a large crowd coming to him. Philip is asked by the Master, where can we buy bread for all these people to eat. This is to test Philip as Y’shua knows what he is going to do. The talmidim then tell the master there is a boy who has five loaves and two fish but how is this going to help? Following the talmidim’s question the Master instructs them to have the people sit down, after which Y’shua takes the bread and fish, blesses it, and tells the talmidim to distribute it to the people. Afterwards they are to gather up the left overs which come to 12 baskets total.
Those who witness this miracle proclaim that the Master is the Prophet they are expecting. This Prophet is the one spoken of by Moshe, The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. D’varim/Deuteronomy 18:15 (NIV) Y’shua realizes that the people want to take him and declare him to be king, so he slips away as it is not time for him to be king. That is not his current mission. This is also the time when the talmidim are on the lake during a storm and they see the Master walking on the water towards them and they were afraid so he told them “it is me, don’t be afraid”.
The next day the crowds, which had come to see Y’shua, are waiting near the lake and see the talmidim’s boat but the Teacher is not with them. Finding Y’shua is not there they get into boats and cross the Galil, arriving at K’far Nachum/Capernaum, they discover the one they are seeking. They ask him when did he make it here and Y’shua replies “you did not come because of the miracles but because of the bread you ate that filled you”. With this the Instructor says the following “Do not labour for the food that is perishing, but for the food that is remaining to everlasting life, which the Son of Aḏam shall give you, for the Father, Elohim, has set His seal on Him.”
Yochanan 6:27 (ISR98) Replying to Y’shua the multitude asks how do we do the works of Elohim? To which Y’shua responds, “Here’s what the work of God is: to trust in the one he sent!” Yochanan 6:29 (CJB) The word translated work(s) is from the Greek root ergo meaning toil, an act, deed, doing, or to work. This requires action physically, not simply thinking as we are what we do.
יהושע answered them, “I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s Name, they bear witness concerning Me. “But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. Yochanan 10:25=26 (ISR98) “If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” Yochanan 10:37-38 (ISR98) If Y’shua only does the works of his father then those works are explained in the Torah. By Y’shua’s own words, if he does not keep Torah and teach it, do not believe in him. As a teacher, Y’shua would not instruct his talmidim to do differently then he did as a student is not greater then their teacher. So if we are to trust in the Master’s words then we must accept that he would not say one thing and do another. This is what is referred to as looking like a lamb and speaking as a dragon.
Trusting in Y’shua does not mean accepting that he simply exists as this demonstrates no faith in what he himself states over and over again. Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. Yochanan 14:10-12 (NKJV) It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me, not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. Yochanan 6:45-46 (ESV)
Is Y’shua saying only he can see the Father, or is he telling us that those that Elohim has taught can see the Father. Perhaps he means both, as if Elohim is the one who gives us the instruction and we live by it, then we are from Elohim. For Y’shua himself constantly tells us if we see him we see the father. As we claim we are Yah’s people, do others see him in us? If not then, what father are they seeing when they look at us? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.” Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. Yochanan 6:31-38 (NIV)
Oh, taste and see that יהוה is good; Blessed is the man that takes refuge in Him! Psalm 34:8 (ISR98) And as they ate, taking the bread and blessing it, Yahshua broke and gave to the disciples, and said , Take, eat; this is My body. Mattityahu/Matthew 26:26 (HRB) These two passages are describing the Torah being ingested into our minds, not some symbolic, allegorical, mumbo-jumbo. The Ruach is what encourages us to seek his will and that will is not a one on one relationship only but also and more importantly a communal relationship. Therefore I cannot be in Covenant without others being part of the community also. If I throw my brother under the bus, so to speak, then I am guilty of disregarding the Kingdom. A Kingdom is not composed of A Ruler and A Subject. As this minuscule dominion would hardly be worth the effort for a being who wants a family. Selfishness is not Yah’s government plan but to encourage interaction between all his subjects.
In Yochanan chapter 6:35 Y’shua states he is the Bread of Life and whoever comes to him will not hunger. We know that the Master is not encouraging cannibalism as eating human flesh would be unclean and forbidden as food. So this is an instant where the literal is impractical, then we must use a more symbolic approach to apply this instruction. Bread must be something we can apply to our lives in a non literal manner. The Word made flesh is also to be understood using this same type of understanding. Otherwise we would be asked by Yah to violate his own standards, which he will never do. Grace comes into play when we cannot live up to his standards, not so we can ignore them.
Everyone practicing sin also practices lawlessness, and sin is the breaking of the Torah. Yochanan Alef 3:4 (HRB) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 (KJV) By the criteria established here, both Yochanan and Sha’ul, state sin is a violation of Yah’s Kingdom ordinances. Therefore if Adam was warned that eating the fruit of the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, would bring death then what do we do with the idea our sin does not matter anymore. This statement addresses the issue that death is not a reward but a punishment, how then do we explain why we still die? If our sins are completely done away with then Yah’s warning to Adam would be a lie, as forgiveness of sin does not eliminate the consequences. To many quote believers think that death gets them out of this wicked world, this teaching is of Gnostic origin and is not scriptural. Y’shua himself tells us we depend on breath to be considered alive and that is why his promise is resurrection. The Master himself had to be resurrected by the Father, which means breath had to be put back into the body.
Just as the living Father sent Me and I live by (through, because of) the Father, even so whoever continues to feed on Me [whoever takes Me for his food and is nourished by Me] shall [in his turn] live through and because of Me. Yochanan 6:57 (AMP) I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that all our ancestors [who left Egypt] were under the cloud, and they all went through the sea. They were all united with Moses by baptism in the cloud and in the sea. All of them ate the same spiritual food, and all of them drank the same spiritual drink. They drank from the spiritual rock that went with them, and that rock was Christ. Yet, God was not pleased with most of them, so their dead bodies were scattered over the desert. These things have become examples for us so that we won’t desire what is evil, as they did. So don’t worship false gods as some of them did, as Scripture says, “The people sat down to a feast which turned into an orgy.” 1 Corinthians 10:1-7 (GW)
Now if our fathers in the wilderness were immersed in that same Mashiach as we are also, then if they could still sin then why do people think we cannot still sin. They ate that bread and drank the wine (spiritually) in the same way that we symbolically still do. If they could still practice idolatry then why can’t we? Those who don’t understand what idolatry is check into the word abomination in the Hebrew and the Greek languages as used in scriptures. You will find these words all have to do with idolatry. Especially if you want to understand what Y’shua is referring to in Mattityahu 24 and Mark 13 when he explains to his talmidim that one of the signs will be the Abomination of Desolation. This example, that Y’shua uses, occurred during the period called the Maccabean Revolt and is recorded in 1 Maccabees and Josephus’ writings. It involves offering a pig.
Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. Yochanan 6:62-63 (ESV) And having said this, while they were looking on, He was taken up, and a cloud hid Him from their sight. And as they were gazing into the heaven as He went up, see, two men stood by them dressed in white, who also said, “Men of Galil, why do you stand looking up into the heaven? This same יהושע, who was taken up from you into the heaven, shall come in the same way as you saw Him go into the heaven.” Acts 1:10-12 (ISR98) For when the Son of Man does come, it will be like lightning that flashes out of the east and fills the sky to the western horizon. Wherever there’s a dead body, that’s where you find the vultures. “But immediately following the trouble of those times, the sun will grow dark, the moon will stop shining, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in heaven will be shaken. “Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, all the tribes of the Land will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with tremendous power and glory. He will send out his angels with a great shofar;m and they will gather together his chosen people from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Mattityahu 24:27-31 (CJB)
Clearly, in plain language, Y’shua and angels declare that he ascended into heaven physically and will return physically. The mystical teachings so many are fed have no basis in Y’shua’s own words. Everything taught throughout scripture has the dual physical/spiritual dimension as the whole package is what he wants us to be. We are not immortal souls, so we require the Ruach to give us life and that is how we are designed to be. Unfortunately the first human beings broke that bond and we have been stumbling through our relationship with Yah ever since. He has promised that one day, with our participation and acknowledging his authority, that status can be reinstated. This is why we must pursue his ways in our current state with the hope of that renewal. Nowhere does he say he will make us obey him, it has to be our choice, so he will not perform some magical act to turn us into robots.
People who are looking for an escapist route are seeking something out of line with Yah’s Kingdom. As our forefathers left Egypt expecting some easy, no involvement, no expectation deliverance, found themselves at odds with their Savior. Moshe was simply a vassal ruler for and under Yah, we are expected to function in that same capacity when we are called to leadership roles of any kind. That is why anyone charged with these responsibilities better be humble and take it seriously because those who listen to us, we will be judged for, not just they themselves. A shepherd who leads a flock is supposed to watch out for the whole flock, not just a few. Whatever venue we are given to function in, we should always keep in mind a teacher is a servant. This is direct instruction from Y’shua himself.
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- Lets Begin With The Beginning – אהבה Where is your heart at?
- Lets Begin With The Beginning – אחד Do the people who keep the Word of Yah go to heaven or is there another place where we will go to?
Is there such a place as an eternal hell where those that do not live by the Word of Yah go?
- Lets Begin With The Beginning – לחמ The Bread of Life
- Lets Begin With The Beginning – אמת If we love Y’shua, he said we will keep his commandments, what are those commandments? The Word dwelt among us, he already did this in the wilderness when he spoke to Moshe as a pillar of fire at night and a pillar of cloud in the daytime.
- Lets Begin With The Beginning – רוח This man came to Yeshua by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know it is from God that you have come as a teacher; for no one can do these miracles you perform unless God is with him.” “Yes, indeed,” Yeshua answered him, “I tell you that unless a person is born again from above, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” Yochanan/John 3:2-3 (CJB)
- Lets Begin With The Beginning – אב Our Abba who is in Shamayim, Set Apart is your name.
- Lets Begin With The Beginning – את “I am the ‘Alef Tav’, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
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