And He said unto them,
Why are ye fearful, O you of little faith?
Since the dawn of time men have decided to theorize about their own existence and purpose, and men have decided their own fate in this regard. Even given the fact that we exist, and that we never created ourselves, men still fatally conclude that he is his own god. Why? This is a far bigger question than the standard, why do we exist? The question really is why does mankind pervert his own existence in the Universe? Who doubts their own existence? Who of us gave ourselves the right to life? So then why can't most people live their lives unto YHWH?
Herein is the answer.
Netzer is a very interesting Hebrew word which means sprout, even the very first bit of green life that makes it's way out of the soil is a Netzer. The Netzer is the symbol which YHWH uses to express Himself within the souls in the Malchut Elohim (Kingdom of the Mighty Ones). We are the target group, we are the ones, you and I are given this revelation about why YHWH gave life and existence to mankind and the universe. Certainly there are many ideas and theories, but there is only one correct answer to why, and that answer can only be supplied by YHWH who gave Life. Life is created "in the image of Elohim", when the Master paints a sunset, He puts His heart into it, when He paints a blue sky or dots of galaxies in the heavens it is all according to His will, nothing is lost, nothing is redundant. The greatness of YHWH is that he gave every one of us choice and though many choose to mock the giver of life, there are those who are captivated and breathless at His Majesty and Power. YHWH says that He breathed life into us and that we are made in His image.
that is why... not how
When Mashiyach came and walked among us we came to understand the hope within us, we came to see that the Son Yeshua was in the Father, and the Father is in the Son, these are One (not three gods like the pagans teach). Then we came to learn of Mashiyach in us, the hope of glory, and through this we began to see the Mind of Mashiyach in Torah. The Torah is the Will of YHWH who came in the flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld him. We beheld him means He lives inside of us and that we know that we know Him, the dance of the blind and deaf man rages around us but we have eyes to see and ears to hear the Voice of living Elohim, inside. It's never been a matter of why, but always a matter of being, and the path to "being" consists of humble service to the Master. To the proud He gives contention and strife, but to the humble He gives Grace. That is why many people will sadly go to their graves never knowing why, because they choose not to "be", only to eek out an existence.
That is why the riches of the poor man,
are rarely afforded by the wealthy.
New Life is revealed according to righteous character attributes of the Netzer, who is Yeshua Mashiyach and His people. Avraham, Moshe and David were all "IN MASHIYACH" but those who espouse to be great orators and teachers of "the Faith" are oftentimes the enemies of Mashiyach and His people. Avraham had a vision of "the Word of YHWH", which is Mashiyach, Moshe spoke face to face with Mashiyach and David saw Mashiyach, the right had of YHWH, but a lot of religious people talk "about" YHWH not with Him. Most religious people have a religious relationship with YHWH, often very impersonal, and often very intolerant of competing religious propaganda according to their own social clubs policies and procedures.
A very basic "acid test" of whether one is walking in Messiah consciousness or religion is to meditate on the character of Mashiyach as revealed in the Menorah (seven branched oil lamp).
HaMashiyach Yeshua perfectly demonstrated these 7 attributes:
"And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,
and a Netzer (Sprout) shall grow out of his roots:"
Yeshua Mashiyach and the Malchut Elohim is the prophetic Netzer (Sprout) which grew out of the Root of Ye'shai (Jesse), these Seven Attributes signify the Character and Calling of HaMashiyach and His people. When Avraham was about to sacrifice his son Yitzhak to YHWH, "Abraham said, My son, Elohim (G-d) will provide himself a SEH (lamb) for a burnt offering:" Genesis 22:8 Only five verses later it reads, "And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a 'AYIL (ram) caught in a thicket by his horns:" verse 13. The SEH (Lamb) that YHWH promised to provide Avraham is Yeshua, the Word of YHWH who spoke with Avraham, Yitzhak and Ya'akov. YHWH did provide HIMSELF A LAMB!
So it was that mankind tortured and put to death the Perfect Lamb of Elohim, who by His suffering YHWH reconciled all the sins and dysfunction of the world. There is no other PERFECTION to behold and no other acceptable sacrifice to make reconciliation within mankind, we have nothing of value to offer in exchange for the damage done by sin. As horrific or antiquated that modern man might suppose this all to be, even that Mashiyach would offer His life for ours, the fact of the matter is that this is far BEYOND man. Countless cases of fathers and mothers have given their lives to rescue and save children, even perfect strangers have given their lives for the souls of others. The nature and power of love and justice is knitted into the DNA of man but we still have the power of choice to love or to hate, to live for Truth or to die with our pride. The single most important reality in our existence, is the One who brought us into existence. Today nearly 1 in 3 people on the planet believe that Yeshua is the Mashiyach, and they trust in what He has done for them. Why do they believe?
The reason so many souls believe in Him and trust Him
is because He demonstrated Personal Character Attributes
of Love and Sacrifice of the highest level ever known to man.
He reveals Himself inside of man.
Yeshua revealed Himself to mankind as a Servant, and joyfully volunteered to cut us some slack when we failed. Yeshua's goal is to infuse righteousness into our souls, enabling us to return His Love to Him and for each other. Yeshua suffered for our sins so we could become a Kedoshim (Holy People) and have friendship with Him. Because Yeshua is the Son of the Most High Elohim, He requires Friendship in Terms of Righteousness. He doesn't want or need buddies or acquaintances.
Yeshua is the sacrifice, which means that His value and importance must be counted as Most Holy (set-apart) and Righteous. He is not an icon for us to repeat His Name as a ritual, neither is He an "it". A Kedoshim (Holy People) must bear the infamy of living for Yeshua even among those who would choose to scorn and mock His Word and sacrifice. The responsibility of defining and establishing the Kedoshim belongs to YHWH, not mankind, our responsibility is to say Hineni (here I am) and be prepared to do His will. Being a Kedoshim is the calling we have together as a people to be unified in vision and in purpose to do good.
If not Yeshua, where else or Who else has the words of eternal life?
"we believe and are sure that Yeshua Mashiyach is the Son of the living Elohim."
All it takes for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
We will never be "ready", we will never be perfect, we will never have all the resources available to help all who need our help. We have what YHWH has given us for today. The SEVEN branches of the Menorah each signify a spirit and a character attribute of Mashiyach which He imparts into His Kedoshim (Holy People). The attributes are given to provide "balance" and holiness into our lives from which Justice and Righteousness will flow.
That's a guarantee, like none other!
Amen ve Amen!
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The Aramaic English New Testament (AENT) contains the original teachings of Y'shua Mashiyach and the writings of the Shlichim (Sent Ones - Apostles). Contrary to Western opinion the teachings of Y'shua and Paul were originally in Aramaic not Greek. The Aramaic New Testament has been preserved by the Church of the East who trace their roots back to the original Netzarim followers of Y'shua. Some 360 Aramaic manuscripts (known as Peshitta) have beautifully maintained Netzarim teachings in their original language with very minor differences between manuscripts. In the AENT you will find notes referring to the recently discovered Khabouris Codex (Aramaic New Testament), 1700 footnotes and 350 pages of appendixes that detail the Netzari Faith and lifestyle of the original Jewish followers of Y'shua.
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