The Messiah in Jewish Scriptures

Jerusalem Street Evangelism

Pastor Zephaniah Mel street evangelism in Jerusalem

“Cry loudly, do not hold back;
Raise your voice like a trumpet,
And declare to My people their transgression
And to the house of Jacob their sins.” 

  • Isaiah 58:1

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The Messiah in Jewish Scriptures

Do Not Follow Other gods

Ecumenical Pope Francis mixing faiths

God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus / Yeshua ha’Mashiach, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.
– 1 Timothy 2:3-5
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The Messiah in Jewish Scriptures

Yeshua Revealed in Orthodox Jewish Prayer Book for Rosh Hashanah

Yeshua is Sar Hapanim in orthodox machzor

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins in the evening of Wednesday, September 24 2014 and ends in the evening of Friday, September 26 2014.

The Biblical name for this holiday is called Yom Teruah (In Hebrew, literally “day of shouting/raising a noise”) or the Feast of Trumpets.

On High Holy Days the Jews read from an orthodox machzor or Prayer Book.

There is a very interesting prayer that mentions the name of a high priest, or kohen gadol, which appears in various older machzors, going back over 100 years…His name is Yeshua. Read More

 

The Messiah in Jewish Scriptures

Jesus or Yeshua?

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Where does the name ‘Yeshua’ come from? Don’t  most people call him ‘Jesus’?

The name Yeshua is a shortened version of the name Yehoshua or Joshua and is the literal Hebrew word for Salvation.  Around the time of Jesus’ birth the names ‘Yeshu’ and ‘Yeshua’ were not uncommon.

Reading right to left, the Hebrew letters which spell Yeshua are:  Yod, Shin, Vav, Ayin. Read More

 

The Messiah in Jewish Scriptures

Yeshua is the Lamb of God

Yeshua the Lamb of God

The Lamb of God was predicted in the Old Testament, from the very first lamb that was slain.

From the time in Genesis 3 when Adam and Eve first sinned, their sin needed to be atoned for.

The wages of sin is death.  God, in his gracious love chose an innocent animal to atone for their sin by shedding it’s blood.

The animal whose skin was used to cover their nakedness  may even  have been a lamb.  God may even have sacrificed the animal in front of Adam and Eve.

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The Messiah in Jewish Scriptures

On Palm Sunday, Yeshua Revealed Himself as Messiah

Palm Sunday, Yeshua Messiah Revealed

Today is Palm Sunday, which marks the precise day that Yeshua  was prophesied to reveal himself as Israel’s Messiah by riding into Jerusalem on a young donkey.
The crowds recognized their Messiah, shouting “Hosanna!  Blessed is he who who comes in the name of the Lord!”  as they waved palm branches before laying them on the ground in front of their king. Read More