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YAHWEH’S -YAHSHUA-MESSIAH of the SCRIPTURES-Part one

 

Isa.55: "1Ho, every one of you that thirsts, come to the waters, and he that has no money; come, buy and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? And why do you labor for that which satisfies not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

3Incline your ear and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live: and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. 4Behold, I have given him [Yahshua-Messiah] for a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander to the peoples.

5Behold, you shall call a nation that you know not; and a nation that knew not you shall run unto you, because of Yahweh your Yahweh, and for the Holy One of Israel; [Yahshua-Messiah] for he has glorified you."

 

John 1: "1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Yahweh, and the Word was Yahweh [‘Elohiym—Ref.Gen.1:1]. 2The same was in the beginning with Yahweh. 3All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that has been made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5And the light shined in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6There came a man, sent from Yahweh, whose name was John. 7The same came for a witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him. 8He was not the light, but came that he might bear witness of the light. [Ref.Mal.4:4-6; Lu.1:13-17; Mat.11:14; Mat.17:10-13; Mk.9:11-13]

9There was the true light [Yahshua-Messiah], even the light which lights every man, coming into the world. [Ref.Jn.8:12; 9:5]

10He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world knew him not.

11He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not. 12But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of Yahweh, even to them that believe on his name: 13who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of Yahweh. [Ref.Rom.8:]

14And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth." [Ref.Jn.17]

Amen. [RASV-1901]

I would also like to add this preparatory comment: This obvious New Testament understanding can be advanced only when we receive the Old and New Testaments as the true living Word of Yahweh: Understanding that all Scripture is in fact "Yahweh breathed". WE OBSERVE HOW ONLY THE SCRIPTURES THEMSELVES CAN INTERPRET, EXPLAIN, AND CONFIRM THE SCRIPTURES. Therefore, the observations presented here are all taken from the Holy Scriptures themselves, as the positive proof of Yahweh’s perfect plan of redemption in the fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant—the continuum of His universal reconciliation.

 

-THE BIRTH OF YAHSHUA-

The prophecy of the virgin birth of Yahshua is clearly revealed in both the Old and New Testaments (It was not a mystery):

The prophecy - The predicted event is pictured.

Isa.7:14—The Master Himself will give you a sign, a virgin [almah-lass, damsel, or maiden] shall conceive, and bear a Son and shall call His name Immanuel.

The prophecy - The predicted event pictured, is confirmed.

Mat.1:23—Behold, the virgin [parthenos-maiden, or unmarried daughter] shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is being interpreted Yahweh with us.

Though some Jewish scholars would argue that the word which is being defined here from Isaiah as a virgin, could be defined as a maiden, or a young unmarried woman. I am not sure that I can see the real legitimacy of their complaint over this definition. I believe that it was assumed in the Jewish tradition that a maiden or young unmarried woman was in fact still a virgin. This also reveals the continued rejection of Yahshua-Messiah by most of the Jewish religious leaders—even to this very day.

So to address the question on the meaning of "virgin/ or young woman [maiden—‘almah/ parthenos]. As I stated, I believe it was not only assumed in the Jewish tradition that a young unmarried woman was a virgin, it was required. Consequently, we see that Joseph, being a just man, was prepared to handle this obvious problem privately. Which is the reason that the angel came to Joseph in a dream—telling him that even though his espoused was with child, that he was still to take her to be his wife [woman—‘ishshah/ gune]. And I must repeat that as I continue, I fail to see the legitimacy of this argument.

Then concerning the definition of Immanuel—even though others might differ, it is also clear that the New Testament Congregation has accepted Matthew’s plain definition of "His name Immanuel, which is being interpreted Yahweh with us".

 

How this prophecy was to be fulfilled.

Lu.1:30,31,34, and 35—And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: For behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name YAHSHUA... And Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be, since I have not known a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you: Wherefore also That which is to be born shall be called Holy, the Son of Yahweh.

Important points that Yahweh has given us in this passage:

Yahshua is the virgin born Son of Mary.

Yahshua is proclaimed to be the Holy Son of Yahweh.

The proclamations of the Angel Gabriel and Elizabeth:

Lu.1:28; 1:42; and 1:31— Hail, (Mary) endued with grace; the Master is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. YAHSHUA.

Lu.1:46-51a—Mary said: My soul does magnify the Master, and my spirit has rejoiced in Yahweh my Saviour. For He has looked upon the low estate of His handmaid: For behold, from henceforth, all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is Mighty has done me great things; and Holy is His Name. And His mercy is upon generations and generations, on them that fear Him. He has shown <A> strength with His Holy Arm.

In addition to the prophecy of the virgin birth of Yahshua - the Holy Son of Yahweh, Yahweh also introduces His Holy Arm - Yahshua.

*** <A> = The Arm of Yahweh - Yahshua.

These Scriptures are also clear examples of how the Scriptures interpret the Scriptures. Scriptural conformation of scriptural principles and facts.

The fulfillment of the predicted birth of our Master: A prophetic picture of the event.

Isa.9:6 and 7—For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulders, and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty Yahweh, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, and of the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end. <B> Upon the throne of David, and upon His Kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even forever. The Zeal of Yahweh of Hosts will perform this.

*** Note: Zech.4:6b—Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says Yahweh of Hosts. [The Zeal of Yahweh = The Holy Spirit]!

The event itself is confirmed.

Lu.2:11—For there is born to you this day in the city of David, a Saviour, who is Messiah the Master. [Yahshua-Messiah]

Lu.1:32 and 33—He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: And the Master Yahweh shall give unto Him <B> the throne of His father David: And He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His Kingdom there shall be no end.

** The house of JACOB is the house of ISRAEL; also CONTAINING YAHWEH’S INVISIBLE ISRAEL.

*** <B> = Yahshua, presently positioned on David's throne: The fulfillment of Yahweh's promise to David.

The declaration of Isa.9:7 and Lu.1:32 and 33 is very clear and to the point: Yahshua was to receive the throne and kingdom of David—and that, this Kingdom was to be an endless Kingdom. Yahshua would uphold this Kingdom with justice and with righteousness. These same Scriptures also tell us that the Zeal of Yahweh, which is His own Holy Spirit, would perform all of these things.

Simeon declares the identity and the purpose for our Master Yahshua.

Lu.2:25-32—And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the Consolation of Israel: And the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Master's Messiah (Anointed/Messiah). And he came in the Spirit into the temple: And when the parents brought the Child Yahshua, that they might do concerning Him, after the custom of the law: Then he (Simeon) received Him into his arms, and blessed Yahweh, and said: Now let Your servant depart, Master, according to Your Word, in peace, for my eyes have seen YOUR SALVATION, [Ref.Isa.52:10] which You have prepared before the face of all peoples: A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, [Ref.Isa.49:6] and THE GLORY OF YOUR PEOPLE ISRAEL.

It must be remembered that the Old Covenant was still in full-effect at the time of this revelation.

Simeon declared: Yahshua, the fulfillment of Yahweh's promises:

(1) Yahshua was the Consolation (Comforter) of Israel.

(2) Yahshua was the Salvation of Yahweh unto all peoples.

(3) Yahshua was the Light of the Gentiles.

(4) Yahshua was the Glory of Israel.

(5) Yahshua was the Salvation of our Yahweh unto the end of the earth.

The declaration of the kingdom of David is again brought into view.

Mk.11:9 and 10—And they that went before, and that followed, cried, Hosanna, Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Master: Blessed is the kingdom that (has) come,

<B> the kingdom of our father David: Hosanna in the highest.

This Scripture is clearly speaking about the Master Yahshua Messiah, who did come in the name of Yahweh. The children of Israel were also rejoicing in the kingdom of David, because that Kingdom had come unto them as well. They were blessing the Son of David. [Ref.Mat.1:1]

Mat.21:15—But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children that were crying in the temple and saying, Hosanna to

<B> the Son of David, they were moved with indignation.

I cannot believe that the children of Israel were rejoicing in something that would not come unto them for thousands of years. Referring of course to the Kingdom of Yahweh; to the kingdom of David; to the Kingdom of the Son of His love; the Kingdom of the Master Yahshua Messiah. Then we might also inquire into why these religious leaders were moved with indignation.

More prophecy is given in Zech.9:9, which concern Yahshua:

<C> Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion. Behold, your King (will) come unto you: He is just, and having salvation; Lowly, and riding upon an ass, even the foal of an ass.

And the fulfillment of this prophecy is seen in Mat.21:4 and 5:

<C> Tell the Daughters of Zion, behold, your King comes unto you, meek, and riding upon an ass, upon a colt of the foal of an ass.

<C> Jn.12:13b—Hosanna: Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Master, even the King of Israel. [Ref. Mat.27:37; Jn.18:37]

<C> Jn.1:49—Nathanael answered Him: Rabbi, You are the Son of Yahweh, You are King of Israel.

*** <C> = Yahshua - the King of Israel.

<C> Jn.18:37—(Yahshua tells us) To this end have I been born...

Yahshua did come in fulfillment of the promised King, and Yahshua now sits as reigning King at the Father's right hand in heaven. And when Yahshua returns as the King of Kings and the Master of Lords, He will come to tread the winepress of the wrath of Yahweh Almighty. [Ref. Rev.17:14; 19:16]

Jn.7:42—Have not the Scriptures said that Messiah (would) come of the

<B> seed of David, from Bethlehem, the village where David was?

Lu.1:68 and 69—(For) Yahweh has wrought redemption for His people and has

<B>raised up a Horn of Salvation unto us in the house of His servant David.

Mic.5:2—But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, which are little to be among the thousands of Judah. Out of you shall One come forth unto Me that is to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting. [Ref.Jn.1:)

And this prophetic Scripture of Mic.5:2 is confirmed in Mat.2:6—

And you Bethlehem, land of Judah, are in no way least among the princes of Judah. For out of you shall come forth a Ruler, who shall be Shepherd of My people Israel.

Yahshua tells us in Jn.10:14-16—I am the good Shepherd, I know My own and My own know Me... I lay down My life for the sheep. Another sheep I have, which are not of this fold; Them also I must bring, and they also shall hear My voice, and they shall become ONE FLOCK, ONE SHEPHERD.

The above Scripture demands a state of total unity in the Kingdom of the Master Yahshua Messiah; the Kingdom of the Son of His love.

Jn.1:41—He found first his brother Simon, and said unto him: We

have found the

<D> Messiah: (Which is interpreted, the Anointed One)

Jn.4:25 and 26—The woman said unto Him (Yahshua): I know that

<D> Messiah (will) come, He that is called Messiah: When He has come, He will declare unto us all things. Yahshua said unto her: I that speak unto you, Am He.

*** <D> = Yahshua - the promised Messiah (the Anointed).

 

<A> Additional Scriptures on the Arm of Yahweh - Yahshua.

Isa.63:4b and 5—(The year of the redeemed is come) And I looked, and there was none to help, and I wondered that there was none to uphold:

<A> Therefore, My own Arm brought salvation unto Me.

Isa.52:10—(For) Yahweh has made bare

<A> His Holy Arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth have seen the Salvation of our Yahweh.

Ps.98:1—Oh sing unto Yahweh a new song, for He has done marvelous things. His Right Hand, and

<A> His Holy Arm have worked salvation for Him.

Isa.51:5 and 9—My Righteousness is near, My Salvation has gone forth, and

<A> on My Arm shall they trust.

Isa.53:1-6—"1Who has believed our report? and to whom has

<A> the arm of Yahweh been revealed? [Ref.Jn.12:38] 2For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness; and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief: as one from whom men hide their face; he was despised and we esteemed him not.

4Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; [Ref.Mat.8:17] yet we did esteem him stricken, punished of Yahweh, and afflicted. [Ref.Jn.19:7] 5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; [Ref.1Cor.15:3; Heb.9:28; Rom.4:25] the chastisement of our peace was upon him; [Ref.1Pe.2:23-24] and with his stripes we are healed. 6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and Yahweh has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

There is no doubt that Isa.53 is revealing our suffering Saviour. And there is no doubt that the Arm of Yahweh represents Yahshua. This is another example of allowing the Scriptures to interpret the Scriptures: Allowing the Scriptures their clarity and compatibility.

Isa.11:1—And there shall come forth a Shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a Branch out of his Root shall bear fruit.

From Jeremiah 23:5-6 we are told: Behold the days come, says Yahweh, <B> that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as <C> king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely; and this is his name whereby he shall be called: Yahweh our righteousness. [Ref.Acts.17:31]

Isa.11:10—And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Root of Jesse (Yahshua-Messiah) that stands for a sign of the people (visible Israel), unto Him shall the nations (the Gentiles) seek, and His resting place shall be glory (Heaven).

And we see the fulfillment of Isa.11:10 in Rom.15:12—

And again Isaiah says: There shall be a Root of Jesse, and He that arises to rule over the nations, on Him shall the nations hope.

Yahweh's prophetic view toward His universal reconciliation is clearly evident in these passages. The door of salvation is now opened wide to all. [Ref.Mat.4:12-16; Isa.9:1-2; Deut.32:43; Ps.117:1-2]

Zech.3:8b-10—(For) they are men that are a sign: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch. For, behold, the stone that I have set before Joshua; upon one stone are seven eyes [Ref.Rev.5:6]: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, says Yahweh of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. In that day, says Yahweh of hosts, shall you invite every man his neighbor under the vine and under the fig tree.

Isa.28:16—Therefore, this, says the Master Yahweh: Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation, a Stone, a Tried Stone, a precious Corner-Stone of sure foundation, he that believes shall not be put to shame.

These same facts are confirmed in 1Pe.2:6—Because it is contained in Scripture: Behold, I lay in Zion a Chief Corner Stone, Elect, Precious: And he that believes on Him shall not be put to shame.

A prayer—Most Holy Yahweh, gracefully bless the truth of Your Word to our minds and hearts. -AMEN-

 

 

 

YAHWEH’S -YAHSHUA-MESSIAH of the SCRIPTURES-Part two

 

** Because of the many pejorative questions that come from the other major religions concerning the crucifixion and resurrection of Yahshua-Messiah, I would present these selected passages as the clear evidence for these indispensable New Testament events—

Isa.53: 1Who has believed our report? and to whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed? [Ref.Jn.12:38] 2For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness; and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief: as one from whom men hide their face; he was despised and we esteemed him not.

4Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; [Ref.Mat.8:17] yet we did esteem him stricken, punished of Yahweh, and afflicted. [Ref.Jn.19:7] 5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; [Ref.1Cor.15:3; Heb.9:28; Rom.4:25] the chastisement of our peace was upon him; [Ref.1Pe.2:23-24] and with his stripes we are healed. 6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and Yahweh has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he opened not his mouth; [Ref.Jn.19:9] as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, [Ref.Acts.8:32-33] so he opened not his mouth.

8By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who among them considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living for the transgression of my people to whom the stroke was due?

9And they made his grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in his death; [Ref.Mat.27:57-60] although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, [Ref.Jn.1:29] he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Yahweh shall prosper in his hand. 11He shall see of the travail of his soul, [Ref.Jn.10:14-18] and shall be satisfied: by the knowledge of himself shall my righteous servant justify many; and he shall bear their iniquities. [Ref.Rom.5:18-19] 12Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the plunder with the strong; because he poured out his soul unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors: [Ref.Luk.22:37] yet he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. [Ref.2Cor.5:21]

 

Psalm.22: 1My Yahweh, my Yahweh, why have you forsaken me? [Ref.Mat.27:46] Why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning? 2O my Yahweh, I cry in the daytime, but you answer not; And in the night season, I am not silent. 3But you are holy, O you that inhabit the praises of Israel. 4Our fathers trusted in you: They trusted, and you did deliver them. 5They cried unto you, and were delivered: They trusted in you, and were not put to shame. 6But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised of the people. 7All they that see me laugh me to scorn: They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, 8Commit yourself unto Yahweh; Let him deliver him: Let him rescue him, seeing he delights in him. [Ref.Mat.27:43] 9But you are he that took me out of the womb; you did make me trust when I was upon my mother’s breasts. 10I was cast upon you from the womb; you are my Yahweh since my mother bare me.

11Be not far from me; For trouble is near; For there is none to help. 12Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Ba-shan have circled round me. 13They come upon me with their open mouth, As a ravening and a roaring lion. 14I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint: My heart is like wax; It is melted within me. 15My strength is dried up like a potsherd; And my tongue clings to my jaws; And you have brought me into the dust of death. 16For dogs have compassed me: A company of evil-doers have enclosed me; They pierced my hands and my feet. [Ref.Mat.27:35; Jn.20:25] 17I may count all my bones; They look and stare upon me. 18They part my garments among them, And upon my vesture do they cast lots. [Ref.Jn.19:24; Luk.23:34] 19But be not far off, O Yahweh: O you my succor, you hurry to help me. 20Deliver my soul from the sword, My darling from the power of the dog. 21Save me from the lion’s mouth; yes, from the horns of the wild-oxen you have answered me.

22I will declare your name unto my brethren: In the midst of the assembly will I praise you. [Ref.Heb.2:12] 23You that fear Yahweh, praise him; All you the seed of Jacob, glorify him; And stand in awe of him, all you the seed of Israel. 24For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Neither has he hid his face from him; But when he cried unto him, he heard. 25Of you comes my praise in the great assembly: I will pay my vows before them that fear him. 26The meek shall eat and be satisfied; They shall praise Yahweh that seek after him: Let your heart live for ever. 27All the ends of the earth [the whole earth] shall remember and turn unto Yahweh; And all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before you. 28For the kingdom is Yahweh’s; And he is the ruler over the nations. [Ref.Rev.11:15] 29All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship: All they that go down to the dust shall bow before him, Even he that cannot keep his soul alive. 30A seed shall serve him; It shall be told of the Master unto the generation. 31They shall come and shall declare his righteousness Unto a people that shall be born, that he has done it.

 

But here in this paper, we are attempting to understand exactly what Yahshua accomplished during His first advent, and then exactly what His present position is.

Acts.13:34-38—And as concerning that He (Yahweh) raised Him (Yahshua) from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, He has spoken in this way: I will give You (Yahshua) <B> the Holy and sure blessing of David. Because He said in another Psalm: You will not give Your Holy One to see corruption. For David served Yahweh, died, and his body saw corruption. But He (Yahshua) whom Yahweh raised up, saw no corruption. Be it known unto you therefore, brethren, that through this Man (Yahshua-Messiah) is proclaimed unto you remission of sins. (Ref.Ps.16:10)

Isa.55:3-5—I will make an Everlasting Covenant with You, even the sure mercies of David. Behold, I have given Him (Yahshua) for a witness of the peoples, a Leader, and a Commander of the peoples.

Ps.16:10—For You will not leave My (Yahshua) soul in Sheol, neither will You suffer Your Holy One to see corruption.

[Yahshua, whom Yahweh raised up—Ref.Acts.2:32; 3:15, 26; 4:10; 5:30; 10:40; 13:30, 33-34, 37; 17:31; Rom.4:24; 6:4; 8:11; 10:9; 1Co.6:14; 15:15; 2Co.4:14; Gal.1:1; Eph.1:20; Col.2:12; 1Th.1:10; Heb.13:20; 1Pe.1:21]

Acts.2:24 and 29—(Of Yahshua), whom Yahweh raised up and loosed the pangs of death. The patriarch David both died, was buried, and his tomb is with us today.

So as to remove much of the confusion that commonly exists between the natural and the supernatural—the visible and the invisible, Yahweh has given us this Scripture that demonstrates the natural corruption of David in contrast to the supernatural incorruption of Yahshua.

Acts.2:30—(David), being a prophet, and [knowing that Yahweh had sworn with an oath unto him, that of the fruit of his loins He would set One upon his <B> (David's) throne.] = [this]

Ps.132:11—Yahweh has sworn unto David in truth, He will not turn from it: <B> Of the fruit of your body will I set upon your throne.

Acts.2:31-33a—(The prophet David) foreseeing [this], spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that neither was He left into Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. This Yahshua did Yahweh raise up, whereof we are all witnesses. <C> Being therefore by the right hand of Yahweh exalted.

<C> Heb.1:8/Ps.45:6—Of the Son He says, Your throne O Yahweh, is for ever

<B> and ever, and the sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of Your Kingdom.

And we can see this same prophecy pictured in 2Sam.7:12-14a

(Speaking of king David): When your days are fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, that shall proceed out of your bowels, and <B> I will establish His Kingdom. And He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of His Kingdom for ever. I will be His Father, and He shall be My Son.

The eternal aspects of this prophecy demands its fulfillment only in the only eternal King; the Master Yahshua-Messiah.

[<B> Isa.16:5—And a throne shall be established in lovingkindness, and One shall sit thereon in truth, in the tent of David, judging, and seeking justice, and swift to do righteousness.]

<B> Acts.2:34—For David ascended not into the heavens, but he said himself: The Master said unto my Master, You, sit on My right hand, till I make Your enemies the footstool of Your feet. (Ref.Ps.110:1; Mat.22:44)

This Scripture was specifically given, so that we could understand the location of this throne that was to be occupied: It is exactly that heavenly throne, that is located at the Father's right hand, where Yahshua now sits.

We are given another prophecy concerning Yahweh's promise to David:

Amos.9:11 and 12—In that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof, and I will raise up its ruins, and will build it as in the days of old, that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the nations that are called by My name, says Yahweh that does this.

And we are told that this prophecy is fulfilled in Acts.15:16-18:

After these things I will return, I will build again the tabernacle of David which is fallen: And I will build again the ruins thereof, and will set it up: That the residue of men(visible Israel) may seek after the Master, and all the Gentiles upon whom My name is called, says Yahweh, who makes these things known from of old.

As a reminder of the precise fulfillment of this prophecy, we need to carefully read Peter's own statement that he gave to the elders at Jerusalem.

Acts.15:7-11—Peter rose up, and said unto them: Brethren, you know that a good while ago Yahweh made choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. And Yahweh, who knows the heart, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as He did unto us, and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith. Now therefore why do you make trial of Yahweh, that you should put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that we shall be saved through the grace of the Master Yahshua, in like manner as they. (Ref. Peters preaching in Acts chapters 10 and 11.)

The apostle James is speaking in Acts.15:13 and 14—Brethren, listen unto me: Symeon (Simon) has rehearsed how Yahweh first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name.

The Symeon in this passage, I believe, should read Simon; Because it was Simon Peter who had just rehearsed how Yahweh visited the Gentiles through his preaching. V.15: And to this agree the words of the prophets, as it is written: and then quoting Acts 15:16-18/Amos.9:11 and 12. These Scriptures confirm the full inclusion of the New Testament Congregation age into Yahweh’s universal reconciliation: The Gentiles were first given the Holy Spirit and were received into Yahweh's family through Simon Peter's preaching; Acts.10:34 through 11:18, as rehearsed by Peter in Acts 15:7-11. That time Yahweh first visited the Gentiles through Peter's preaching! This is also seen in the quote of Acts.15:16-18/Amos.9:11 and 12, Which shows the sequence of Yahweh's call: After these things I will return, and I will build again the tabernacle of David which is fallen. And I will build again the ruins thereof, I will set it up. Yahshua makes this statement in Jn.2:19: Destroy this temple, and in three days I will set it up. Speaking of His own resurrection.

Then the reason for the preceding events follows.

That: (a) The residue of men (those of visible Israel) may seek the Master.

(b) And all the Gentiles (the Nations), upon whom My name is called.   Says Yahweh, who makes these things known from of old.

This elders meeting at Jerusalem, clearly spoke of the fulfillment of Amos.9:11 and 12 at that time.

Then the results of this meeting are given in Acts.15:19—where James is still speaking: Wherefore my judgment is, that we trouble not them that from the Gentiles turn to Yahweh. Speaking of the yoke that some were trying to place upon the necks of the Gentile believers. Then a very important letter was written on the above meeting: See Acts.15:23-29 This time of RE-BUILDING clearly represents this dispensation: Which is the dispensation of Yahweh's unfavored grace toward all peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations—The New Testament age. It must be noted here, that to build again or to re-build something, implies the prior existence of that which is to be built again or re-built. Which simply means, that the New Testament age is nothing more than part of a work that is in progress—Yahweh’s universal reconciliation.

The removal of all distinction in Yahweh's people was prophesied:

As Yahweh's universal reconciliation is prophesied in Isa.65:1 and 2—I am inquired of them that asked not for Me, I am found of them that sought Me not. I said, behold Me, unto a nation that is not called by My name. I have spread out My hands all the day unto a rebellious people, that walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts.

And the fulfillment of this prophecy is found in Rom.10:20 and 21:

And Isaiah is very bold, and says: I was found of them that sought Me not, I became manifest unto them that asked not for Me. But as to Israel, He says: All day long did I spread out My hands unto a disobedient and (obstinate) people. 11-1

11-1John Calvin writes concerning Rom.10:20: "As this prophecy is somewhat clearer, that he might excite greater attention he says that it was expressed with great confidence; as though he had said,—`The Prophet did not speak in a figurative language, or with hesitation, but had in plain and clear words declared the calling of the Gentiles.'"

Isa.63:16—For You are our Father, though Abraham knows us not, and Israel (Jacob) does not acknowledge us. You, O Yahweh, are our Father, our Redeemer, from everlasting is Your name.

The prophesy-Hos.2:23b and 1:10b—I will say unto them that were not My people, you are My people; And they shall say, You are my Yahweh. And it shall come to pass that, in the place where it was said unto them: You are not My people, it shall be said unto them: You are the sons of the Living Yahweh.

And the fulfillment of this prophecy is seen in Rom.9:25 and 26:

As He said in Hosea: I will call that My people, which was not My people, and her beloved that was not beloved. And it shall be, that in a place where it was said unto them: You are not My people, there shall they be called the sons of the Living Yahweh.

Yahweh's universal reconciliation, presently inclusive of the participating New Testament Congregation, is absolutely prophesied and fulfilled in these revealing Scriptures.

Mal.1:11—From the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same, My name shall be great among the Gentiles. And in every place, increase shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering. For My name shall be great among the Gentiles, says Yahweh of Hosts.

Those who would argue, that the New Testament Congregation is not found in the Old Testament, have certainly discounted some very clear Scriptural revelation.

Isa.61:1 and 2a—The Spirit of the Master Yahweh is upon Me, because Yahweh has anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted; To proclaim liberty to the captives; And to open the prisons of them that are bound. To proclaim the year of Yahweh's favor.

Then the fulfillment is found here in Lu.4:18 and 19—The Spirit of the Master is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor: He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind; To set at liberty them that are bruised, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Yahweh. (Yahshua said this was fulfilled.)

I believe that "the year of Yahweh's favor" is in fact this dispensation of Yahweh's unfavored grace towards all peoples, tribes, tongues, and Nations—the New Testament age.

Hab.1:5—Behold, you among the nations, and look, and wonder marvelously, for I am working a work in your days, which you will not believe though it be told you.

And the same is confirmed in Act.13:41—Behold, you despisers, and wonder, and perish, for I work a work in your days, a work which you shall in no way believe, if one declare it unto you.

Through Yahweh's predictions of the present and the past conditions, many in Israel still refuse this new work of Yahweh. As also, we find that some within today’s New Testament Congregation have not received the complete truth concerning this dispensation. That is, understanding this present dispensation as the eschatological consummation of Yahweh's eternal program—the absolute fulfillment of His Everlasting Covenant that He first established with father Abraham.

The New Testament age was in fact prophetic in the Old Testament:

Gal.3:8—The Scriptures foreseeing that Yahweh would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand unto Abraham, saying: In you shall all the nations be blessed. [Ref.Gen.22:18]

This present body of Believers that are being justified by faith represent the New Testament Congregation; a fractional part of the Congregation of Yahweh. Yahweh, foreseeing the New Testament age—foreseeing this essential dispensation of grace in the future, preached the good news to father Abraham. The New Testament age, in all actuality, represents the fulfillment of Yahweh's ancient promises that were made to father Abraham. This present dispensation of Yahweh’s grace, is simply the manifestation and explanation of those same Covenant promises that were made so long ago. [Ref.Gen.17:1-27]

1Cor.2:7—We speak Yahweh's wisdom in a mystery, even the wisdom that has been hidden, which Yahweh foreordained before the worlds unto our (the members of the New Testament Congregation; the Congregation of Yahweh) glory.

Here we are given some additional information about the formation of the Congregation of Yahweh. We are clearly told that the Congregation of Yahweh had both its origin and its destiny foreordained before the worlds. We, who might be members of the invisible Congregation of Yahshua Messiah, are a consummating part of the historic peoples of Yahweh: That chosen part that will truly reach the Heavenly Jerusalem—the Holy City of Yahweh.

Zech.2:10 and 11—Sing and rejoice, O Daughter of Zion; for, lo, I come, and will dwell in the midst of you, says Yahweh. And MANY NATIONS shall join themselves to Yahweh in that day, and shall be My people; and I will dwell in the midst of you, and you shall know that Yahweh of Hosts has sent Me unto you. [Immanuel Isa.7:14; Mat.1:23]

Yahshua tells us in Mat.18:20—For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.

2Cor.6:16c—Even as Yahweh said: I will dwell in them, and walk in them.

It is unfortunate that many of the ancient peoples of Yahweh have failed to understand that Yahshua-Messiah came unto them nearly two millennia ago. But we can thank Yahweh that it is never to late for any of us to discover this wonderful truth. With the sure help of Yahweh’s Holy Spirit, we need only receive the fulfilled Old Testament writings at their face value. That each of us would humble him or her self enough to personally ask Yahweh for this revelation concerning His hidden mysteries: Those mysteries surrounding this dispensation of His unfavored grace toward all peoples, tribes, tongues, and Nations. To understand that there is no other sacrifice under heaven that could ever satisfy our individual debit for sin: Only our Passover that has been sacrificed—even Messiah. Our own Blessed Yahshua-Messiah—Yahshua, the Master. 1Cor.5:7-8; 1Pe.1:17-21 (RASV)

As I do understand that many would disagree with the doctrine of grace that is held by the New Testament Congregation; a doctrine that this paper has set out to demonstrate and prove. I would greatly appreciate any and all comments.

A prayer—Most Holy Yahweh, gracefully bless the truth of Your Word to our minds and hearts. -AMEN-

 

 

 

 

 

 

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