THIS is the King of the Jews?

Reading in Yokhanan 19:

A couple of things really stand out, and I’m going to take a little liberty here, just saying this is entirely possible, and something to think about:

They hung Yeshua to the tree, and a tablet of stone was placed on top of the stake that held Him to the tree.

On that tablet was an inscription first in Hebrew, THEN in Greek and then in Latin.

This tells me that Hebrew was STILL the primary language in Israel at the time; there were soldiers occupying the city, and they spoke Greek and Latin; when soldiers occupy, so do their families, and other ‘supporting’ personnel. THAT is who the LATTER two inscriptions were for.

Many people going into Yirushalayim passed by the execution, and that is why the tablet was placed there, and there had to be a reason it was written in Hebrew FIRST. Theologians have told you for centuries that Jews no longer spoke Hebrew, and that the Brit Khadashah was written in Greek. That is just another lie from the ilk of Constantine, the GREEK leader of the LATIN [Roman] Empire when the JEWISH nature of the faith was DESTROYED and replaced with GREEK/EGYPTIAN dogma and theology.

If they no longer spoke Hebrew, why the inscription in Hebrew at the top? If they spoke only Greek, there would have been no need for the Hebrew. If they spoke Aramaic [which many of them likely did, but NOT primarily] Why was it NOT written in Aramaic at all?

Secondly, in just a couple of verses prior, in the Aramaic text we are told that He was executed at a place “called Karafta IN HEBREW, and is called Galguta.” Why did the writer have to specify the Aramaic, if Aramaic was the primary language? And, why was not the ‘greek’ given? Both of these words mean ‘skull’, by the way. In the Greek texts it ‘seem’s like it is necessary to translate it, and many THINK that Golgotha is the Hebrew word; it is NOT! It is Aramaic!

Is there another reason why the inscription on stone was written in Hebrew? While Aramaic is very similar, and uses the same alef-bet, the words would have been markedly different for this phrase, and the ‘code’ that was possibly in it would not be there.

The Aramaic Peshitta text records this verse this way:

“And the writing was,   הָנָא יֵשׁוּע נָצרָיָא מַלכָּא דַיהוּדָיֵא   and in Hebrew this can be rendered:         זֶה יֵשׁוּעַ הַנָּצְרִי וּמֶלֶךְ הַיְּהוּדִים
“This is Yeshua The Netzri and King of the Jews.”

If one looks at the words in Hebrew, above, and takes the first letter starting on the second word [from right to left] one sees the following acrostic message:
יהוה
Couple that with the first word. זֶה , we have זֶה יהוה
“Ze יהוה”

“This is Yahu’ah”

If this is indeed how this message was written in Hebrew, it might explain why the religious Jews wanted it changed, as the next verse reads!

The ‘and’ in the phrase is a ‘vav’, and a ‘vav’ is a ‘nail’.  That letter is necessary to make the acrostic into His Name.  It is the third letter in the Name  יהוה , [right to left], affixed to the word “king” in this sentence.  The nail is in the “King” the first letter in וּמֶלֶךְ .  And that makes him יהוה .  While no ancient text has been found so recorded, what if Yokhanan might have originally penned it so, as he was the only one to record the Rabbi’s opposition to the writing.  Given that he was the ONLY male Talmid at the base of the tree when, and hence the only EYE WITNESS who wrote what was written over Yeshua, his testimony concerning the writing must be considered first and preeminent.  

This acrostic would be compelling, given what Shaul wrote to Philippi [2:11]:
וְכָל-לָשׁוֹן תּוֹדֶה כִּי יֵשׁוּעַ הַמָּשִׁיחַ הוּא יהוה לִכְבוֹד אֱלֹהִים הָאָב

“And every tongue will confess that Yeshua HaMashiakh, He is יהוה , to the glory of Elohim, His Father”

The Name is not seen in Greek texts at all, because Constantine did not honor it. He changed it to “Kurious”, which means “Lord” the title of Zeus, on of other pagan deities. Look at what Jeremiah warns us about that:

“How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy LIES? yes, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; which think to cause my people to FORGET MY NAME by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten My Name for “Lord.”

This was happening in Israel when Yirme-Yahu prophesied, and it happened again in ‘christianity’. No surprise, man has a hard time staying true to the Creator. [Constantine created christianity by telling the believing world he had a ‘dream’ that he saw a ‘sign’; that sign was a pagan symbol]

Acrostic messages in Hebrew scriptures are very, very common. I wish I had time to share more of them. In Genesis there is an acrostic message that is layered and complex:

Genesis 5 contains the ‘begats’ that most people hate to read. The meaning of the names of the men in this passage is the first layer of the ‘message’:

“Man is appointed mortal sorrow, but the blessed of God shall come down, teaching that His death shall bring the troubled COMFORT”.

These are the meanings of the names: Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalallel, Yerod, Khanokh, Metuselah, Lamekh, No’akh.

Further in this is an acrostic on these names:

Alef, Shin, Alef – I will forgive
Kof, Mem, Yod – my enemies
Khet, Mem, Lamed – compassionately

And it goes further in Moshe’s geneology, which I don’t have time to share!

Rabbi Kaduri, who died in about 2005, used an acrostic message out of the book of Nehemiah to tell his Rabbi son that the name of the Messiah was Yehoshua: Yeshua! It raised a stink in Israel, and has caused many ORTHODOX Jews to convert to trust in Messiah Yeshua!

It is an established, historical FACT that the gospel of Matti [Matthew] was written originally in Hebrew, and that the Jewish believers in Messiah in the fourth century CLUNG to that text. Constantine had forced the gentile believers to read only the newly translated greek versions. Wonder why?

It is my contention, and has been for quite some time, that all the gospels were penned originally in Hebrew. If Yokhanan was, then there was likely an acrostic hanging over the head of the Messiah while He hung on the tree.

Matthew, Mark, and Luke’s version of what was written over His head at His death is slightly different, but, don’t forget, YOKHANAN was the ONLY male friend of Yeshua who was an eye witness to His dying on the tree, to seeing word for word what was written there!

Is this why Tzefan-Yah prophesied the following?

“For then will I restore for the people a PURE language, that they may all call upon the Name  יהוה , to serve HIM in ONE ACCORD.”

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נִתַּן לִי כָּל שִׁלְטוֹן בַּשָּׁמִַים וּבָאָרֶץ. וּכְמוֹ שֶׁשְּׁלָחַנִי אָבִי, גַּם אֲנִי שׁוֹלחֵַ אֶתְכֶם. יטעַל כֵּן לְכוּ וַעֲשׂוּ אֶת כָּל הַגּוֹיִים לְתַלְמִידִים, וְהַטְבִּילוּ אוָֹתם בְּשֵׁם הָאָב וְהַבֵּן ורְוּחַ הַקּדֶֹשׁ; כוְלַמְּדוּ אוָֹתם לִשְׁמֹר אֶת כָּל מַה שֶּׁצִִּוּיתִי אֶתְכֶם. וְהִֵנּה אֲנִי עִתָּכֶם כָּל הַיָּמִים, עַד לְקֵץ הָעוֹלָם

“All power in Heaven and on earth has been given to me. Just as Avi has sent me, I am also sending you. Go, therefore, and make talmidim of all nations, and immerse them in the Name of HaAv, and HaBen and Ru’akh HaKodesh, and teach them to obey everything that I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you every day, to the end of the age.”

Years ago, on my second ‘post-Navy’ job, I was working with a bunch of former military guys, and doing my best to live the life of Messiah before them, and to declare His Good News when I was given the opportunity, or told to.  One time I was really ‘told’ to, commanded to, and I did so reluctantly, as I was not very fond of the person; he was a miserable cuss, and I was certain he would just reject everything I said.  But, I managed to obey somehow.

On that job, three or four of us started meeting during our brief lunch hour to read scriptures together and pray.  An older man joined us, who were all in our twenties.  He was a former missionary.  After just a few days of meeting with us, he began to function as a recruiter, trying to convince all of us to become missionaries.  He used the verse cited above to justify his logic that we needed to go to third-world countries and declare the good news to them.  I kept insisting that this was not applicable to everyone who hears these verses!  “Make disciples of ALL NATIONS, it says; is America NOT in that roll of nations?”  Most of the young men agreed with me, as our desire was to declare his truth to the thirty or so men we worked with. I wish I had time to tell of all the things Yeshua did in our midst in the short time I worked there!

A few years later, after marrying the girl I was dating at the time, and after having lived in Kirbyville and then moving to Houston, I was frustrated more and more with the realm of christians and their thought processes and behaviors.  I had been called Satan simply for observing the Sabbath privately in our home, by ‘christians’ with whom I assembled on sun-day, as there was no Sabbath-keeping congregation with sound doctrine near us.  Their duplicity and apparent inability to read the plain meaning of scripture frustrated me.  Their lack of real character caused my wife and I to ‘bow out gracefully’ from places of leadership, and begin a time of prayer to ask Abba to create in our lives HIS Congregation as HE would have it.

During that time, a friend from Kirbyville called.  I was relating to him my frustrations, and he asked me, “what are you going to do, Daniel?”  “I’m going to MAKE BROTHERS to fellowship with.”  “Now you’re talking like your Father,” he said.  In spite of his lack of knowledge of truth and rejection of it, he prophesied nonetheless.

Shortly thereafter, three lost men asked me to teach them scripture, and ten years later, ten years ago now, our Congregation was ‘birthed’, or budded forth from the root that Messiah planted twenty years ago.

So many romanticize about ‘becoming a missionary’, thinking that they must travel abroad at the expense of the ‘church’ in order to bring His Good News to lost people.  They do not realize how lost Americans are!  How HUNGRY all the world is for truth.

Yeshua told us to MAKE Talmidim.  A Talmid is a TORAH STUDENT!  And He proves it by further saying, “teach them to obey everything that I have commanded you.”  This is one of the places where today’s bad logic is betrayed.  Theologians and bible teachers/preachers SAY that Yeshua is divine, AS DO WE, [though they elevate him into the very same physical ‘essence’ of His Father, taking away His flesh and bone status as a man, forever], yet AT THE SAME TIME they DENY that the He taught the Mitzvot of His Father: the Torah.  In Matti 5-7, he clearly took many of the mitzvot and MADE THEM MORE STRONG than what we [Jews] formerly understood. He said very plainly, “Do not expect that I have come to weaken the Torah or the Nevi’im; I have not come to weaken it, but to expound it. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one yod, nor a stroke shall pass away from the Torah until everything comes to pass. Whoever therefore tries to loosen even one of these smallest mitzvot, and teaches men so, he shall be regarded as small in Malkhut HaShamayim; but anyone who observes and teaches them, he shall be regarded as great in Malkhut HaShamayim.”

Yeshua spoke very plainly here, saying basically he came to confirm/explain/expound the words of Torah.  Starting in the very next verse, and for two more chapters, He does EXACTLY THAT.  Yet ‘scholars’ and teachers today tell us NOT to teach the commandments of Torah.  And they tell us NOT to preach to those around us, but go to foreign nations and take up a career in being paid to ‘preach’ to far-distant lost souls.  What about our families, neighbors, friends, coworkers and those we mingle among every day in public?  Are THEY not among the nations?  Are THEY not lost?  Are they not in need of a Savior to deliver them from THEIR sin?

Yeshua said it: “Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields which have turned white, and have long been ready for the harvest.”

That was said in ISRAEL, 2,000 years ago!

There is PLENTY to do RIGHT WHERE WE SIT.

And there are PLENTY who may know who Messiah is, but they do not know HOW to walk His walk.  And they are hungry for meat, and being fed nothing but sugar, becoming malnourished and desperate for attention, and hence following EVERY wind of doctrine, and seeking out someone to scratch their itching ears and tell them they are okay ‘in christ’.

BE a talmid.  MAKE Talmidim.  It’s EASY to do overseas, where people are in despair. The HARDEST work of the kingdom is done here, in time of great prosperity, and ease, and amidst all manner of deceit and error.

I was SO pleased to hear a year or so after I left that job where that ‘missionary’ was so bent on sending us away, that the ‘miserable cuss’ to whom I had declared the Good News of Messiah had turned himself.  It was revealed to me during our conversation, by the Ru’akh, that he was a homosexual.  He came out to our coworkers while we were working in New Orleans, and I still only said ‘hi’ to him every day.  And the believers prayed.  I called one of those coworkers a year later, and the first thing he told me was that this ‘cuss’ had put his trust in Messiah Yeshua, and had been delivered of his lifestyle, and was a completely different, and HAPPY man.  You NEVER KNOW what your presence is doing, and your meager declaration, WHERE YOU ARE!  Trust in the SIMPLE declaration of HIS TRUTH.  He IS with you.  If you trust.

Abba! Tell us a Story!

HaDavar

“Yes, He loves the peoples, all His K’doshim, they are in Your hand; and they sit down at Your feet, receiving of Your words.”  D’varim 33:3

These last couple of weeks I have been wrapping up the ‘front matter’ for our “HaDavar יהוה ,” the new volume of scripture that we have been working on for the last seven years.  It is finally FINISHED, although I anticipate finding tiny things that need to be tweaked, I am confident that what is going to go to press is very clean, and very accurate.

While writing the ‘intro’, the magnitude of what it means to participate in putting together this book just really hit me.  The pages of this volume, like any other Bible, are giving people direct access to the very HEART of the Creator.  It is, in a sense, a mere ‘communication device,’ a vessel that carries the voice of G-d to those who would ‘Hear Him.’

Our congregants know that the “Shema” is the greatest of the mitzvot, and that the word ‘shema’ is the imperative of ‘hear’ and means ‘hear, such that you respond and do.’  One of my favorite times when I was raising my children was when we would sit down to read the scriptures.  I so badly wanted them to ‘hear’ His Word.  We would have dinner, and since I’m Navy, I’d eat like I was still in bootcamp, finishing long before everyone else.  So, I’d go to the piano and play worship music for a while, and then call the kids to my feet in the living room.  There were times when we had some really deep discussions, when they were littler.  They had such keen minds.

If just one family gets to enjoy this work, gets to open their children’s minds to the TRUTH of His Heart, then these last seven years will not have been spent in vain.  I truly ‘see’ His People sitting at HIS FEET, His ‘consecrated ones’, whom He LOVES, and hearing HIS HEART.  He so greatly desires to ‘commune’ with us, to speak to us, to share His Truth with us through His Ru’akh and because of His Son.

We will be making this new Bible available as soon as we choose a printer and know our final costs. I hope that everyone becomes excited about it, and that we can offer it as nicely bound as possible, and at a cost amenable to everyone.  And I hope that everyone who reads it truly does learn more of their Father, and of His Son and our Savior, Yeshua the Messiah.

“The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails well fastened are those that are composed in collections; they are given from One Shepherd.”  Kohelet 12:11