To continue to explain the ministry of YaHUShA, and how His ministry is focused on this important concept, we are going to look at Marqos (Mark) 1:14,15 which says, “Now after that YaHchanan was put in prison YaHUShA came into Galilee preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of ALaHYM.” So this is the part of preaching the GOOD NEWS, “And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of ALaHYM is at hand: REPENT ye and BELIEVE the Good News.” Again there is that very stern warning that we need to BELIEVE the GOOD NEWS, but we also need to REPENT!
Since YShRAL, or the house of Yoseph or the house of Ephraim, all referring to the same fold, had left the covenant (Torah) and had become “strangers from the covenant(s) of promise” [^41]
“therefore I will judge you, O house of YShRAL every one according to his ways says YaHUaH ALaHYM. REPENT (turn back) and turn yourselves from all your TRANSGRESSIONS so iniquity shall not be your ruin.” [^42]
YeshaYaHU 58: 1, it says, “Cry out, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their TRANSGRESSION and the house of Ya’aqob [referring to all 12 tribes] their SINS.” Do we even know what sin is? We have an explicit definition of what sin is in YaHchanan Aleph 3:4, which says, “Whosoever commits sin TRANSGRESSES also the Torah [law]: for sin is the transgression of the Torah [law]!” [^43]
Do you realise you never ever committed a sin unless you transgress the Torah(law). And in order to repent from your sin, you have to repent from what sin is, and if sin is transgressing the Torah (law), you have to repent that you were a transgressor of the Torah (law), not following Torah(law)! And if you repent from transgressing the Torah(law), that means you need to follow the Torah(law). That’s how we show his people according to YeshaYaHU 58: 1 their transgression. Yet in Christianity, we were taught that we need to repent of our sin, yet once we excepted YaHUShA (יהושע) as our Messiah, we don’t follow the Torah(law), that is ludicrous! And if we’re not following the Torah(law), that means we’re transgressing the Torah(law),which means we’re sinning! So Christianity need to re-examine the definition of what it means to REPENT and BELIEVE the Good News (Besorah).
“Who gave Ya’aqob for plunder, and YShRAL to robbers? Was it not YaHUaH, He against whom we sinned? FOR THEY WOULD NOT WALK IN HIS WAYS, AND THEY DID NOT (((OBEY))) HIS TORAH!” [^44]
In order for the exiles to be gathered, they need to REPENT of their sins, because the reason why they got scattered in the first place is because they broke the covenant – NOT OBEYING TORAH! Remember YehezqAL (Ezekiel) 34 where it reads how there is an condemnation against the SHEPHERDS of YShRAL. Against the people who is teaching the ALaHYM of YShRAL and His Kingdom. And the condemnation is they are not teaching His people the remedy for their problem, THE (((REASON))) WHY THEY ARE EXILE INTO THE NATIONS.
In Matthew 6:9 YaHUShA was asked how should we pray, and so He said, this is how we are to pray, “Our Father which art in heaven, Sacred be thy Name [YaHUaH]. Your Kingdom come” i.e pray for the coming of His Kingdom, WHY? So that, “Your WILL be done in earth as it is in heaven.” Which begs the question… “What is the WILL of ALaHYM?” We are told explicitly what the WILL of ALaHYM are in Tehillim (Psalm) 40:8, “I delight to DO YOUR WILL, O my ALaHYM: yea, your Torah (law) is WITHIN my heart.” And it will be fully manifested in the earth in the very near future when Messiah will rule and reign as King over YShRAL. Why are we suppose to pray for His kingdom to come, because then His will, will be done on earth – the earth will be following Torah – as it is in heaven, which is why He said, “the reign of the heavens has drawn near”! So what is the Good News of the Kingdom then?
1. Repent of your sins and accepting YaHUShA ( יהושע ) as Messiah who came in the Name of His Father ( יהוה ) YaHUaH.
2. The Torah is written upon your heart i.e. you have a love for Torah! i.e. loving it, abiding it, rejoice in it, as someone who keep their beloved one’s words (Torah) close to their heart i.e. to know that “the Torah(Law) is set-apart, and the commandment is set-apart and just and good.” [^45] Kepha’s own words testify to this important fact. [^46] (see PART 4).
3. And it is understanding YaHUShA’s role in gathers the exiles of YShRAL.
And this my dear friends, is the ENTIRE Good News you better BELIEVE! And if you do not yet fully understand this Good News as taught by the early followers of Messiah, I suggest you “Earnestly content for the faith which was ONCE delivered unto the set-apart people” [^47] in the context of the time of the Hebrew Messiah. Because Sha’ul made a stern warning in Galatians 1:8, as it reads: “even if we or a messenger out of heaven, bring a ‘Good News’ to you beside what we announced to you, let him be accursed.” [^48] It was for a very good reason Sha’ul said unto Timotiyos to study the Set Apart Scriptures referring to the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings “which he had known from a child” [^49] when the “New Testament” weren’t even there, “the good old ancient paths where the good way is and walk in it and you shall find rest for your souls!” [^50]
Now after YaHUShA was resurrected we were told in Acts 1: 3 that he was forty days teaching after His resurrection. It says, “To whom also he showed Himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days”, and that which follows is His sermon topic and He spent forty days doing it, and it goes as follows, “and SPEAKING of the THINGS pertaining TO THE KINGDOM of ALaHYM.” Do you think that which He taught pertaining to the Kingdom was important? Yet we are NOT told the details of what He said during those forty days. We were only told one QUESTION of His forty day topic, and the question is found in Acts 1: 6, so I submit to you that this question is very, VERY important, as it is the only thing we know of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of ALaHYM.
“When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Master, will you at THIS time RESTORE again the Kingdom to YShRAL?” [^51]
You realise you can’t restore something unless it once was, but it’s not, and you want to bring it back to how it was. So what was? The Nation YShRAL once was one Nation and not divided into two part, Northern Kingdom and Southern Kingdom! The tabernacle of Dawid which has fallen! So it’s up to the good shepherd YaHUShA in order to forgive them their transgressing Torah and to restore them, bring them back into the land YShRAL to follow Torah (His Instructions), to rule and reign over them, Him being the King of YShRAL! So His topic after His resurrection was the RESTORATION OF THE KINGDOM OF YShRAL! Why was that His topic? Because that is what make Him Messiah who accomplishes that task! And this restoration, or rather the fullness of the restoration takes place in the very near future!
“For, lo, the days come, says YaHUaH, that I will bring again the captivity of my people YShRAL [Northern Kingdom] AND Yahudah [Southern Kingdom] saith YaHUaH: and I will ((cause them to return to the land)) that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.” [^52]
So the subject is YShRAL and Yahudah returning to the land, and speaking about it, this is what it says about that time:
“Alas! For THAT DAY is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Ya’aqob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” [^53]
So Ya’aqob’s trouble or what many call the tribulation, is the period set aside in Scriptural prophecy for the reunification of the 12 tribes of YShRAL back to the land YShRAL. Many people regard themselves outside that camp of sheep fold “Ya’aqob’s trouble” and expect a pre tribulation rapture event leaving their Yahudim brothers behind. But I submit unto you PART 4 where I explain how we cannot and must not see ourselves outside this camp of sheep fold. The answer YaHUShA gives them after wanting to know about this reunification between the two houses, He said this;
“but ye shall receive power, after that the Set Apart Spirit is come upon you: and you shall be WITNESSES unto me both in Yerushalayim, and in all Yehudah, and in Shomeron, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.”
You know this is a very popular verse in Pentecostal Christianity, “You are going to receive POWER”, but it’s taken out of context of what the power is for. The power is for being a WITNESS of the restoration of the Kingdom of YShRAL! Witnessing that Messiah died on the upright stake to gather the exiles of YShRAL. Why “unto the uttermost parts of the earth”, because the exiles were scattered into the uttermost parts of the earth! Now there is a prophecy in YeremiYaHU 16: 15,16 on how this process is going to happen. And so YermiYaHU explains:
“But YaHUaH lives that brought up the children of YShRAL from the land of the north AND FROM ALL THE LANDS wither He has driven them: and I will ((bring them again into their land)) that I gave unto their fathers. I will send for many FISHERS says YaHUaH and they shall fish them…”
So in order to fulfil this prophecy about how the exiles are going to HEAR who Messiah is and BELIEVE in Messiah, the prophecy states how fishers will be sent forth to the exiles of YShRAL. THEREFORE, what is a disciple of Messiah going to be disciple to do? TO GATHER THE EXILES! That’s why YaHUShA said in Marqos (Mark) 1:17, “COME YE AFTER ME and I will make you to become FISHERS of men.” In English the statement of “men” it’s often referred to as “all mankind”, although that partly true, however the specific reference is to the exiles of YShRAL! And this is written in a way, unless you understand Hebrew and the prophets, you won’t understand the direct meaning of “fishers of men”. In the book YehezqAL [^54] for example, in the Hebrew, the Nation of YShRAL are called “men”, or the Hebrew word is “Adam”. So the men who are to be gathered ARE the exiles of YShRAL!
“And YaHUShA walking by the sea of Galilee saw two brethren, Simon called Kepha and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he said unto them, Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” [^55]
The things done in the natural is a prophecy for what He is going to do for spiritual application. The sea represents the nations of the world where the exiles have been scattered also in perfect harmony with the book of Revelations 17: 15 and 17: 2-5. And casting the net in the sea is a prophetic allusion that they were going out to fish for them. So the same prophecy in YehezqAL says, after YaHUaH have sent for many FISHERS, that He will then have HUNTERS go after them! So in YirmeYaHU 16:16 it says, “I will send for many fishers says YaHUaH and they shall fish them and (((after))) will send for many HUNTERS…” Scripture makes a clear distinction of who the hunters are in the last days! It is mainly the descendants of Esau (Islam). We need to Scriptural define who a hunter is! In Genesis 25:27, it says, “and the boys grew: and Esau was a CUNNING HUNTER, a man of the field; and Ya’aqob (who became YShRAL) was a plain man, dwelling in tents (tabernacles).” So the end time battle will happen between Ya’aqob (who became YShRAL) and Esau!
41. Eph’siyim (Ephesians) 2:12
42. YehezqAL (Ezekiel) 18:30
43. YaHchanan Aleph (1 John) 3:4
44. YshaYaHU (Isaiah) 42: 24
45. Romiyim (Romans) 7: 12
46. Kepha Aleph (1 Peter) 1: 22-25
47. Yahudah (Jude) 1:3
48. Galatiyim (Galatians) 1:8
49. Timotios Bet (2 Timothy) 3:15
50. Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 6:16
51. Ma’asei (Acts) 1: 6
52. YirmeYaHU (Jeremiah) 30: 3
53. YirmeYaHU (Jeremiah) 30: 7
54. YehezqAL (Ezekiel) 34: 31; 36:10
55. Mattithyahu (Matthew) 4: 18,19
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