Merry Christmas to my Jewish Friends!

Jesus is Jewish, and did you know Jesus celebrated Hanukkah? He was born on Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), died on Passover (as Abraham promise Isaac), rose from the dead on the Feast of Firstfruits, and returned to heaven just 10 days before Pentecost. He then gave the Holy Spirit, that King David cherished, to all those who would believe, on the same day haShem (the Name) gave the Torah 6 Sivan. Christians are the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham that all the nations would be blessed by his Offspring (singular!).

What the “pseudo christians” did/do to the Jews over the last two millennium is not what Christianity is all about. Jesus is found more in the Jews Scriptures and the Torah than in the “New Testament.”

The verse below is Christianity!

Jeremiah 31:31-34
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

Isaiah 9:6-7
For unto us a Child is born; to us a Son is given; and the government is on His shoulder; and His name is called Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty El, The Prince of Peace, The one who Fathered Everlasting life. There is no end to the increase of His government and of peace on the throne of David, and on His kingdom, to order it, and to sustain it with justice and with righteousness, from now and forever. The zeal of יהוה [the Name give to Moses] of Hosts will do this.

As a man sends his seed to his wife, so the Holy Spirit sent Jesus to Mary, to be born sinless since no blood passes from the mother to the offspring. Jesus fulfilled God’s wishes for Adam and became the last Adam, destroying sin in the flesh. By His grace, we have the all promises via Jesus Christ (Messiah – The Anointed One). Hence is Name is everywhere – Y’shua – Salvation – Jesus.

Psalms 20:5
We will rejoice in your Y’shua (salvation), and in the name of our Elohim (God) set up banners; may יהוה [the Name give to Moses] fulfill all your prayers.

John 3:16
For Elohim (God) so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son (Isaiah 9:6-7), that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Joel 2:32
For it shall be, all who shall call on the name of יהוה [the Name give to Moses] shall be saved. For salvation shall be in Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, as יהוה [the Name give to Moses] has said, and among the survivors whom יהוה [the Name give to Moses] shall call.

What is this “יהוה [the Name give to Moses]?” Ancient Hebrew had a meaning for each letter, just like hieroglyphics. Hebrew is thematic meaning one word can have multiple meanings within its idea. Looking a Vav below, you see it can mean “tent nail” or “peg” or the connector word “and.”

Paleo-Hebrew (with meanings) vs Modern Hebrew Letters

The Name (haShem) of God in the Old Testament is יהוה The pictograph for this is, deed, LOOK!, nail, LOOK! More dual meaning via the pictograph: Work of Grace and Grace!

Yod Hey Vav Hey - Jesus' nailed hand on the cross.
יהוה – Yod Hey Vav Hey – deed, LOOK!, nail, LOOK!

This continues. Let’s look at the name of Jesus (Salvation) in Hebrew: ישׁועה The pictograph is work or deed, destroys or eats, establish or nail, to see or experience, reveal or grace. Literally, Salvation means the deed finished (another word for destroy or break down) the established (the Law), so to experience grace. What Jesus did on the cross fulfilled the Law so we can experience grace! There are dual meanings in each of these letters so let’s spell it all out: With His deed on the cross, the work He completed, fulfilled the Law by the nails and becoming a curse, so that by seeing we can experience the revelation of grace! All that from His Name Yeshua!

God’s definition of love is not that we loved God first, but that He loved us first. In Hebrew the word for Father is אב. The word for Loved is אהב. The addition of the letter ה (meaning window meaning revelation or grace). For God so loved the world, God sent His son – sent in the sense, sent on a mission. What mission? To be the payment for our sin debt. Our love is made perfect because as He is, so are we in this world, I John 4:17. He is righteous and holy. Because of what Jesus did, we too are now righteous and holy. But we must look at the Sacrifice, Jesus, Who is within us, and then we find the love we need for others and the ability to forgive ourselves.

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