Rabbi Jochanan Ben Zaccai’s dying words:
"When Rabban Jochanan Ben Zaccai now lay languishing, his scholars came to visit him: whom he seeing began to weep. To whom they said, ‘O thou light of Israel, thou right-hand pillar, thou strong hammer, whence are those tears?' To whom he replied, 'If men were about to carry me before a king of flesh and blood, who to-day is here, and tomorrow is in his grave, -- if he were angry with me, his anger is not everlasting; if he should cast me into bonds, his bond are not eternal; if he should kill me, his killing would not be eternal: and I might perhaps pacify him with words, or soften him with a gift. But they are ready to lead me before the King of kings, the Lord, holy and blessed, who lives and lasts for ever, and for ever and ever; who if He be angry with me, His anger is eternal; if He bind me, His bond is eternal; if he kill me, his killing is eternal; and whom I cannot either appease with words, or soften with a gift. And moreover, there are two ways before me, one to paradise, another to hell; and I know which way not they will lead me. Should I not weep? (Bab. Beracoth, fol. 28. 2)
If this great man of Judaism did not know where he was to be lead at his death, what are we to do?
If you think there’s two Covenants, one for Jews one for Gentiles think again. There is only ONE Covenant. It’s the same for Jews and Gentiles alike. You sin once and that’s it. No hope but separation from God.
Mashiach is Salvation (Yeshua)
"Yet I am the LORD your God ever since the land of Egypt, and you shall know no God but Me; for there is no Savior besides Me. (NKJ)
Who has ascended into heaven, or descended?
Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
Who has bound the waters in a garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name, and what is His Son's name, if you know?
"Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book" (NKJ)
Mashiach is the Judge
All it takes is ONE sin. Ever disobeyed your parents? That’s one, Bingo your done, blotted out of His book. Totally separated from your Creator. Which means Torment forever. Are you listening?
Listen closely to His Words and ask Him what He would have you do.
"At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever."
(Daniel 12:1-3 (NKJ)
Notice very carefully that it says "Every one who is found written in the book."
From the very beginning, the Tenach (Jewish Bible) promised a Messiah in Gen. 3:15.
A Savior for both Jews and Gentiles (Isa. 49:6). The Tenach reveals over 65 distinctives of the Mashiach. He would be from the tribe of Judah (Micah 5:2), the family of David (Jer. 23:5-6), and born of a virgin (Isa. 7:14). He would suffer and die (Isa. 53:19) as an atoning sacrifice prior to the destruction of the Temple by the Romans in AD 70 (Dan. 9:24-26). He would be resurrected (Ps 16:10).
Mashiach is G-d in the flesh
The Brit-Chadasha (New Testament) reveals Y'shua's fulfillment of prophecy. He WAS from the tribe of Judah (Matt. 1:1-2), the family of David (Matt. 1:1), and born of a virgin (Matt. 1:23). He DID suffer and die (Matt. 27:32-56) as an atoning sacrifice prior to the destruction of the Temple in AD 70. He WAS resurrected thus providing salvation for Jew and Gentile (Matt. 28:1-20).
Mashiach Y'shua's gift of salvation is free to those who repent of their sins, place their faith in His sacrifice, and believe that G-d raised Him from the dead.
Y'shua said, All mankind will know you are my talmidim (disciples) if you have love for one another (John 13:35). It is our hope that you will see that kind of love here.
In Deuteronomy 18:18-19 it says that G-d would raise up a prophet like Moses from among the Israelites, G-d would put His words into this prophets mouth and anyone who would not hear these words, would be brought to account. We have been brought to account. In 70 AD our Temple was destroyed and we were taken from our land and dispersed throughout the world. In every country that we have been in we have been persecuted and driven out because of our disobedience to HaShem.
26 See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse--
27 the blessing if you obey the commands of the LORD your God
that I am giving you today.
28 the curse if you disobey the commands of the LORD your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods, which you have not known. (NIV)
What was our disobedience? Not hearing the Prophet like unto Moshe.
Moses was like a Mashiach to his people. This prophet like Moishe, was to be and is, the Mashiach.
Mashiach is Adonai Shavaot
Yeshua did exactly what the Hebrew Scriptures said the Mashiach would do.
1 "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; (NKJ)
5 "The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. (NKJ)
Mashiach is our healer
Daniel 9:24-26 gives the time of the Mashiach's coming, the Mashiach was to come before the destruction of the Temple by the Romans. Go ahead and calculate the date. Many Jewish people have done so and they have not been struck with lightning. In fact their eyes and ears have been opened.
24 "Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.
25 "Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.
26 After the sixty-two 'sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolation's have been decreed. (NIV)
Mashiach came at the RIGHT time,
in the fullness of time. If the Mashiach did not come before the destruction of the second Temple then He will never come.
My challenge to you is for you to read the ENTIRE Tanach and not just the books of Moses. The rest of scripture talks about the Mashiach. Don’t take my word for it. Check it out for yourself.
Our question for you is this: Have you heard the words of this prophet like unto Moishe Today? The prophet called
Y'shua Ha Mashiach?