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Millennial Kingdom: Yasha` Yeshua

Posted in Gospel, Millennial Kingdom, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2016 by paulthepoke

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

The term “victorious warrior” is most interesting in the original language. The Hebrew word for “victorious” is yasha`. It is a verb. The grammar says the warrior is the cause. It means to save, deliver from moral troubles; to give victory to.

The Hebrew word for “warrior” is gibbowr, a strong and mighty man. –Strong’s Concordance

The strong and mighty warrior will be a savior. He will and has delivered from moral trouble or sin. He will give military victory to Israel.

The noun form of yasha` is Yeshua. The Hebrew name for Jesus is Yeshua.

The term for LORD is Yahweh, The Existing One. This is the definitive name for God. This is the proper name of the Hebrew God of the Bible. Jehovah is a word that has been translated to English from the Hebrew, Yahweh. The correct spelling is YHWH (Hebrew font is not available).  Scholars refer to this as the Tetragrammaton, Greek for four letters. This name is so sacred, Jews refuse to pronounce it. The name is first introduced in Exodus 3:14 when Moses and God are having a discussion. God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

The LORD, Yahweh is speaking in this verse in Zephaniah 3.

Yeshua Himself connects the dots in the Book of John. Jesus makes seven statements in the Book of John explaining “I am…”

I am the bread of life (John 6:35).

I am the light of the world (John 8:12).

I am the gate (John 10:9).

I am the good shepherd (John 10:11).

I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25).

I am the way and the truth and the life (John 14:6).

I am the vine (John 15:5).

Yeshua is Yahweh, The Existing One. He saves. He will have military conquest.

John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I AM.”

Jesus Christ is the victorious warrior. He will dwell or tabernacle with the nation we know as Israel. The verse uses four different terms in Hebrew to describe the excitement and joy of Christ. He too will shout for joy with the introduction of His Kingdom. Yeshua will celebrate.

Good times are coming.

Jesus, I Am…

Posted in Gospel with tags , , , on April 6, 2014 by paulthepoke

Jesus’ “I am” statements during his arrest in John 18:5, 6, 8, shed light into multiple facets of who He is. First, it is His identity. The Romans, officers from the chief priest, and Pharisees were seeking Jesus, the Nazarene. Jesus answered them twice, “I am.”
Second, His omnipotence is on display. With those two words, the arresting crowd drew back and fell to the ground. This is a small example of what His speech is capable of. His speech also raised the dead (Lazarus) and He spoke the creation into existence (Genesis, Colossians 1:16).
Jesus’ sovereignty is demonstrated during the arrest. Scripture was fulfilled in that His apostles were protected and not one of them was lost. Jesus was in control to the point that He allowed Himself to be arrested. Jesus had the power to resist and avoid arrest. In this setting, He caused the pursuing crowd to fall to the ground by the words of His mouth. Jesus informs the crowd He could call on God the Father for twelve plus legions of angels for His protection (Matthew 26:53). Escaping arrest would not have been a problem. Jesus overcame Peter’s disobedience and subsequent knife attack to the right ear of Malchus. Peter’s violence was halted by Christ’s words (Luke 22:51); and the mob’s potential response was stopped with the healing of Malchus’ ear. Jesus states these circumstances are His cup to drink (John 18:11). There is little doubt He is in control of the events.
Lastly, the statement “I am” is a direct link to the deity of Christ. When Moses asked God His name, God responded “I am” (Exodus 3:14). Throughout the Old Testament God would describe His characteristics to the Jewish people, “I am …”
Jesus came along and filled in the blanks. His “I am” statements in the Gospel of John point to His deity. The response Jesus gives to the high priest when asked directly, “are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One,” (Mark 14:61). “I AM.”

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