I BRING YOU EASTER GREETINGS FROM
El GIBBOR (THE MIGHTY GOD),
THE RUACH HAKODESH (THE HOLY SPIRIT),
And YESHUA HAMACHIACH (JESUS THE CHRIST).
Phillip Yancey…in his book “The Jesus I never knew” describes Jobs Outburst at God…
“You don’t know what it’s like out here!” Job was most brazen, flinging to God this accusation: “Do you have eyes of flesh? Do you see as a mortal sees?
Of the many reasons for The Incarnation, surely one was to answer Job’s accusation: Do you have eyes of flesh? …For a time, God did.
God is not mute: the Word spoke, not out of a whirlwind, but out of the human larynx” of The SON of GOD, The Messiah of Israel, a JEW from Bethlehem.
The following is an email that made the rounds several years ago, it’s become very special to me.
“A Jewish father was concerned about his son who was about a year away from his Bar Mitzvah but was sorely lacking in his knowledge of the Jewish faith. To remedy this he sent his son to Israel to experience his heritage. A year later the young man returned home.
“Father, thank you for sending me to the land of our Fathers,” the son said. “It was wonderful and enlightening, however, I must confess that while in Israel I converted to Christianity.”
“Oy vey,” replied the father, “what have I done.” So in the tradition of the patriarchs, he went to his best friend and sought his advice and solace. “It is amazing that you should come to me,” stated his friend. “I too sent my son to Israel and he returned a Christian.”
So in the tradition of the patriarchs, they went to the Rabbi. “It is amazing that you should come to me,” stated the Rabbi, “I too sent my son to Israel and he returned a Christian. What is happening to our sons? Brothers, we must take this to the Lord,” said the Rabbi.
They fell to their knees and began to wail and pour out their hearts to the Almighty. As they prayed the clouds above opened and a Mighty Voice stated… “Amazing that you should come to ME. I, TOO, SENT MY SON TO ISRAEL”.
WHEN JESUS WALKED THIS EARTH PEOPLE CALLED HIM BY HIS HEBREW NAME… YESHUA.
Jesus was a rabbi; He was a carpenter. He knew what it meant to tend sheep, catch fish, and live in the shadow of the kings and empires of this world. He wore tassels on the hem of His tunic, attended weddings, experienced life in the everyday household of a Galilean community, and sat in Moses’ seat in the Synagogue. He was born into a race of people chosen by God to bear His name to the world; a people who had made a covenant with God and then BROKE IT.
Jesus lived like a Jew, talked like a Jew, acted like a Jew, and worshiped like a Jew. He was a Jew from Nazareth. His words, actions, and teaching methods were in keeping with the customs, traditions and religion of the Semitic culture into which He was born.
HE IS THE WORLDS OLDEST LIVING JEW, BECAUSE HE IS STILL ALIVE!