Yeshua messiah? Ultimately it does not matter. He can’t, and didn’t change anything. What does matter is what a man does concerning Yehovah’s word.
A pastor friend, who just over the last year has started leaning Yehovah’s word given through Moses and His other prophets, wrote:
“I’m telling you, the more I go down this road the harder this road is going to be… Let me ask you this, in your studies have you found that Yeshua isn’t the Messiah as the modern church has made Him out to be? Because if He isn’t then that’s a massive hurdle to overcome; as heresy. Thanks. Just wondering about your thoughts.”
Here is my response to him.
Dear Torah seeking Pastor,
I see Yeshua as a modern-day golden image; the golden calf, the creation, that is being lifted up and worshiped in place of Yehovah; no different from the golden-calf that was created and worshiped while Moses was on the mountain receiving instructions directly from Yehovah.
The NT commentaries say Yeshua messiah died for those who “believe in him” – “confess with your mouth the lord Jesus, and believe in your heart ….” Oh please! Where does Yehovah ever say that a man can die for another man’s sins? And where in Torah does Yehovah ever promote human sacrifice? How is a man saved? Look what Ezekiel says.
“Son of man, when a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out My hand against it; I will cut off its supply of bread, send famine on it, and cut off man and beast from it. Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness,” says my master Yehovah. (Eze 14:13-14)
“But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall live. Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?” says my master Yehovah, “and not that he should turn from his ways and live? (Eze18:21-22)
A man is saved by learning and doing righteousness; only by doing righteousness can we learn the ways that lead to life! Yeshua is not the savior, Yehovah is!
And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of Yehovah shall be saved. (Joe 2:32)
Yehovah, speaking to the 144,000 ish servants, the male child, says,
“You are My witnesses,” says Yehovah, “and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no elohim formed, nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am Yehovah, and besides Me, there is no savior. (Isa 43:10-11)
For me, learning the precepts, the foundations of Yehovah’s word, has set me free from a life-time of doctrines and traditions of men which I simply accepted as “true,” without searching the scriptures to see if they were. With that in mind the first precept I had to understand was what Yehovah’s word, His oracles, actually are, and what they are not. If Yehovah does not change and His word endures forever, then any theological idea that works for us, must work for David, Abraham, Noah and Enoch also. Did they know Yeshua?
Who really is the “male-child” who will deliver Yehovah’s people in the coming last days? Again we have learned many lies. We have believed and accepted things as true that absolutely defy common sense. The male-child is the plural “he”; Yehovah’s son, Israel, a people who dwell alone and who do not count themselves among the nations.
For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him. There! A people dwelling alone, Not reckoning itself among the nations. (Num 23:9)
On our call I requested that you learn about the two kinds of men in Yehovah’s kingdom; the Ger (stranger – he was a Gentile) and the Ezrach (the native-born man, who was a Ger). Understanding who the Ger and the Ezrach are will open up the scriptures for you.
You asked, have I found that “Yeshua isn’t the Messiah as the modern church has made Him out to be?”
“The modern church,” the Christians (who I no longer consider myself part of) makes Yeshua out to be Yehovah Himself. But is Yeshua really God? Many times Yehovah Himself says, I am “Yehovah, your Elohim”, and “You shall have no other elohim [lawmakers and judges] but Me. They say Yeshua is “the Christ,” “the Messiah” and even the Messianics call him “hamashiach,” “the anointed.” But Yehovah has a process by which a man is anointed and sanctified as the mashiach priest or the mashiach king; was Yeshua anointed for either of these two roles? So how is he a “Messiah”?
Many of these links have multiple articles associated with them, and they are important foundations for building deeper understandings. But remember, only those who seek, actually find anything. Most folks are content with what they “think” they understand, and that is the broad-road that leads to destruction.
There is a way that seems right to a man [an eesh], but its end is the way of death. (Pro 14:12)
Is Yeshua messiah” Ultimately it does not matter if Yeshua was anointed. He can’t, and didn’t, change anything. What does matter is what ‘the man’, not a woman, does with Yehovah’s word and kingdom. Will he leave the kingdom of his birth (his Babylon, his Egypt) and join himself to Yehovah and His called-out people? If he will, he may have a chance to become one of Yehovah’s great ones in the coming last days. And that is my hope for you, Pastor!