The "Gospel" of Yeshua

There truly is a "gospel" of Yeshua, but is one that has not been fully taught. Look at the word "gospel" the dictionary defines it as: "a set of principles or beliefs". The "church" would tell you the gospel of Jesus is that He came to replace the Law with His death on the cross. To set us "free".  But, if you were a first century Jew that was following Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) you would know a different story. You would know that He did try and set us free but we rejected Him. But, let's go back to the beginning. Maybe that will help us to understand what really happend.

Here is a possible "gospel" of Yeshua:

  • We know we were special and chosen by Him. Deuteronomy 26:17 "You have declared Adonai to be your Elohim, and that you would walk in His ways and keep His statutes, and listen to His voice. Adonai has today declared you to be His people, a treasured possession, as He promised you, and that you should keep all His Commandments; and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, for praise, fame and honor: that you shall be a consecrated people to Adonai your Elohim, as He has spoken." 
  • Thus, He made a special Covenant with His people. If they follow His Commandments (Law) He will be their Elohim. Before Moses dies and they enter the Holy promised Land, he says, "You are standing here in order to enter into a Covenant with Elohim, a Covenant Adonai is making with you this day and sealing with an oath, to confirm you this day as His people, that He may be your Elohim as He promised you and as He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.I am making this Covenant, with its oath, not only with you who are standing here with us today in the presence of Adonai your Elohim but also with those who are not here today." Deuteronomy 29:12-14 
  • But, we messed up. We broke the everlasting Covenant with HaShem (G-d). We broke it by disobedience and following after other gods. Isaiah 24:5 "The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the Laws, changed the Ordinances, broken the everlasting Covenant."
  • Because we broke His Covenant, He dispersed us. In fact, He has done that a few times. After the destruction of the first Temple we went to Babylonia. After the destruction of the second Temple, we went to the farthest nations.
  • Before He allows the destruction of the second Temple - He gives us a second chance. He comes to restore us - to bring us back to Truth to the Torah. He does that coming to us as a human -fully man and fully Elohim. A miracle. Adonai comes to the earth - He sends His "heart" as YESHUA. This is the way He "manisfests" Himself to us, the way He "meets" us under the heavens - as His "only begotten Son - Yeshua."
  • Yeshua is born and fulfills many prophecies as the Messiah. He comes to SERVE and to TEACH TORAH. Because He knows that if we begin to follow Elohim through obedience to His Word - the TORAH - that we will be restored. 
  • He comes to bring us LIFE. In His teaching of the Truth - the Torah - He knows we have LIFE. He confirms this in Deuteronomy 43:46-47  "Take to heart all the Words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the Words of this Law. They are not just idle words for you - they are your life.
  • He gives us a chance to be restored. To be redeemed by carefully following His instructions - His directions for the life - the Torah.
  • But we fail. We kill Him. We send Him away. We reject His Truth, His Torah. And He leaves. But, He leaves with a promise! Matthew 24:30-31 "At that time the sign of the Son of Man (YESHUA) will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And He will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other."
  • His promise is always to bring us back. Ezekiel 36: 24-28 "For I will take you from the nations, gather you from all the land and bring you into your own land." He gathers us to bring us back to Israel - to become a Nation again. Only this time our King will be the promised Messiah - YESHUA.
  • Yes, we broke the Covenant and were dispersed. But, He brings us back. Then how does He restore the Covenant that we broke with Him? He gives us a NEW COVENANT. Jeremiah 31:31 "The days are coming, declares Adonai, 'When I will make a New Covenant with the people of  Israel and with the people of Judah. It will not be like the Covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke My Covenant though I was a husband to them, declares Adonai, 'This is the Covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,' declares Adonai, 'I will put My Law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their Elohim, and they will be My people. No longer will they teach their neighbor or say to one another, 'Know Adonai', because THEY WILL ALL KNOW ME, from the least of them to the greatest,' declares Adonai. 'For I WILL FORGIVE THEIR WICKEDNESS AND WILL REMEMBER THEIR SINS NO MORE.'
  • He is going to forgive the sins of breaking His Covenant with them! This is the New Covenant that is "sealed" with the blood Yeshua. It is the COVENANT FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS - FOR BREAKING HIS COVENANT! Yeshua pronounces this at His last meal with His disciples Matthew 26:28 "...This is My blood of the New Covenant that is being poured out for many people for the forgiveness of sins."
Here is the TRUE GOSPEL. Adonai picked us as His people. He gave us His Law and a Covenant to be His people. We broke the Covenant - we sinned and worshiped other gods. He came to restore us through His son YESHUA - a perfect representation of Adonai. We rejected Him again and He dispersed us to the Nations. But, in His perfect love He restores us and brings us back. He renews His Covenant to us in a New Covenant, sealed by the blood of Yeshua's death.

Ezekiel 26-28 "For I will take you from the nations, gather you from all the lands and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean, I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh."

That's eternal life with Him. And we will celebrate that with Him in Jerusalem. Where He will rule and reign from the Temple - forever! And we will have new hearts and a new Spirit.

Deuteronomy 30:1-10 truly tells the GOSPEL of Yeshua. It can not be said in any clearer words:

"When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever Adonai your Elohim disperses you among the nations,  and when you and your children return to Adonai your Elohim and obey Him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today,  then Adonai your Elohim will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.  Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there Adonai your Elohim will gather you and bring you back.  He will bring you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors. Adonai your Elohim will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. Adonai your Elohim will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you.  You will again obey Adonai and follow all His commands I am giving you today.  Then the Adonai your Elohim will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. Adonai will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as He delighted in your ancestors,  if you obey Adonai your Elohim and keep His commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to Adonai your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul."


That is all we need to know. If we love Him with all our heart and soul and follow His Torah we will live with Him in the Land. Forever.


Again, Yeshua came to restore us. We rejected Him. But, He comes back. What greater love is there then this.


Blessings and Shalom.

Nancy


The Easter Gate in Jerusalem where the King will return and restore His people forever.

The Jewish Jesus and the Christian Jesus

It dawned on me this morning that in journeying back to Torah that I have discovered something really amazing. And it is simply this: there is a Jewish Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) of the Bible and there is a Christian Jesus that people have created. Although they resemble each other in many ways, in even more dramatic ways they contrast each other. In really simple terms I would like to discuss each Jesus.

Let's start with the Jewish Yeshua - He came first. Without going into detail we know that Yeshua was born a Jew. His parents took Him to the Temple to be circumcised and dedicated. Even at this early age the prophets at the door of the Temple recognized Him as the Meshiach (Messiah). He grew up in a Jewish home celebrating the Feasts, going to the Temple, honoring the Sabbath and following all the commands of the Torah. Some say He is Torah. If He is the Word (John Chapter One) and the Word is Torah, then He must be Torah.

Yeshua ministered to the masses and He always taught in the Temple. Some of His fellow Jews were upset with His teachings of Torah and many followed Him. As He drew people to His Truth, His new followers were considered a "sect" of Judaism. At the time of Yeshua, there were an estimated 32 sects of Judaism - maybe even more. With Roman rule it was a very trying time for the Jews.

We know Yeshua taught Torah from many of the Gospel writings. It was His determination to bring the lost back to Elohim. Here are some supporting verses:

Matthew 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

Matthew 15:24 
But he replied, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the nation of Israel."

Matthew 14:15 "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments."

John 14:21 "Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him."

All of these words spoken by Yeshua confirm that He was following Torah and wanted us to do the same. It is so interesting that He would even clearly say that He did not come to abolish Torah, but teach it to completion (fulfill). This just what Rabbis do, they teach Torah in it's completion. So that we learn all of it.

Yeshua was a Jew and those who followed Him were Jews (the apostles and disciples). They were a "sect" of Judaism and did all that a Jew would do to follow Torah, the Feasts, the Sabbath, the Temple laws, etc.

But, at the time of Yeshua's death and shortly after the Romans had decided to take over complete power of Israel. They destroyed the Temple (70 CE) and Jews of all sects were dispersed throughout the world. 

It wasn't until Paul that "Christianity" emerged. He as a strict Pharisee who had been "rounding up" the early Yeshua disciples had a striking vision. In this vision, he felt like Jesus was telling him to go preach to the Gentiles. Which he did and continued to do until the day he was martyred. His writing were taken by the Gentiles and the new religion of Christianity to many peoples and nations. 

Constantine in the 300's made Christianity a political religion - mandatory. He mixed in the pagan beliefs with the new Christian religion. And here you go - a new "Jesus" is created and followed. Not the Jesus of the Bible, but a "Jesus" of the people - just the way they wanted to believe in him. Unfortunately these early followers, including Constantine were anti-Semitic and encouraged any association with Judaism to be erased.

Now 2,000 years later, we have a religion that sees Jesus as the beginning of a new religion that replaced Judaism. They teach the “church” has replaced Israel. That the church is the new Israel. This is just not true. Jesus never “nailed” the Law or the Torah to the cross. He never replaced the Torah with a “new” message. How could He? If He would have done so He would have DISOBEYED the Torah. We are not in any “new dispensation” – the Torah is eternal!

Psalm 119:142 “Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your Law is Truth.

Yes, it is wonderful that Elohim (G-d) sent His only begotten Son (representation) to the earth to bring the Jews back to Him. But, never did He send Yeshua to “replace” the Truth with some new form of a belief system. It is no wonder the Jews do not want to follow a Messiah who is not even claimed to be Jewish!

Yeshua was a Jew, is a Jew. He taught Torah and is Torah (see John Chapter One). He did not “start” Christianity – He developed a “sect” of Judaism which was TRUTH. If you could have picked all the Truth concepts/laws of each of the 32 sects at the time of Yeshua – and combined them all – then you would probably come close to what Yeshua was teaching.

It is time that people who “follow” Jesus, look back at the real Yeshua. It is a time of discovery and change. It is time to realize that there is only one true religion – and that is the religion/belief system that returns to the Torah, believes in the One True Elohim and joins the Covenants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is the system that believes and speaks:

Hear, O Israel! Yehovah our Elohim, Yehovah is one! “You shall love Yehovah your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. “You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. “You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. “You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

To follow Torah (Yeshua) is LIFE.

Which Jesus do YOU CHOOSE to follow? The one that people created or the One that Elohim SENT?

Shalom, shalom.

Nancy




Torah: Brings You Into the Light

Psalm 19:9-11The mitzvah of Adonai is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of Adonai is clean enduring forever. The rulings of Adonai are true, they are righteous altogether, more desirable than gold, than much fine gold.." CJB

Some of us work our whole lives to make money. We want our families to be comfortable - us to be comfortable. We want nice cars, homes, jobs etc. But, when you start to study and learn the Torah - things change. You begin to realize there is more to life then money, there is Yehovah.

Once you discover that your life really does revolve around Yehovah and His Truths, His Commands, then something amazing transpires. You become blessed in EVERY PART OF YOUR LIFE. So, the ironic part is - you don't have to strive to be prosperous. He will make you prosperous, rich!

Last year I planted a little garden. I hadn't done that in years. It failed. It turned out I planted it in a spot where there was too much shade and not enough sun. No one told me that I should plant it in the sun, this was something that was "assumed" I would just know. But, I didn't. I had to learn the truth.

This year I planted my garden in the sun. In the full light of day, where my plants could absorb total energy and vitamins. And it is growing HUGE. Same plants as last year, just giving them a different place to grow. I brought them out of the shade into the light.

I am the same person I was ten years ago. Unfortunately, I think my spiritual "life" was planted in the "shade". I was following Elohim, but not "knowing" Him. I wasn't in the dark about Truth, but I was certainly in the "shade" - only catching glimpses.

Then about eight years ago, after my first trip to Israel, Yehovah moved me and my spiritual "life" into the sun. Into the LIGHT. And then I began to grow. Then I began to understand more and more. I found the Torah, or should I say the Torah found me. Remember, if you are a believer in Yeshua as Messiah, then you know that He is Truth, He is Life. We know from Scripture that Truth and Life is TORAH. (When I speak of Yeshua as Messiah, I do not refer to the "Jesus" the church has created. I am talking about the True Messiah - the Jewish Yeshua HaMashiach, the Son of Elohim who came to earth to fully teach Torah and restore the Kingdom. NOT the "Jesus" that the church claims came and annulled the Torah. Who they claim was not really a Jew, but a Christian. Be clear about all of this!)

In Psalm 19 we are taught that the Torah will bring light to your eyes, that it is clean, true and righteous. More precious then gold. That it will bring you from the shade to the light, where you will prosper in ALL WAYS, forever. What a good and gracious Elohim that does this for us!

May Yeshua return quickly to Jerusalem and to the Temple. May the Messiah come soon!

Shalom,
Nancy Kujawa

kujawasure@gmail.com

My Trip to Israel

I just spent the most amazing two weeks in Israel, specifically in Jerusalem. I went with a friend so we decided to turn it into a prayer JOURNEY.

We went to the Western Wall for prayer - Every Day!

It was wonderful and so very anointed. Baruch HaShem for this miraculous time!

Here is link to a short video to capture some of the highlights of our trip:

CLICK ON:

Prayer Journey in Jerusalem

I hope you will be super blessed.

Shalom.

Nancy

Psalm 122:6 "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you"".

Why Did Jesus Come to the Earth?

Why did Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) come to the planet? We are told to save us from our sins. Which is in part the result of why He came. But, I believe the real reason He came was to restore the TEN LOST TRIBES back to the TORAH - "the lost sheep of Israel" - that had been dispersed centuries earlier.

Matthew 15:24  "He (Yeshua) answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

He didn't come to physically "hunt" them down, but to teach those in Israel who had been "lost"- that came back to the Land, but were not living in Covenant with HaShem (the L-rd). That these people, His chosen people, would be restored through Yeshua's teaching and miracles - and then be able to "spread" the Truth of Torah to the rest of the world that had been lost  - once again the lost ten tribes of Israel.

Yeshua tells this wonderful parable about losing sheep.

Matthew 18:12 "What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?"

He continues to explain that it is important to search the high mountains for the one sheep that is lost. The "one". That is how important every person is to HaShem. That not "one" would be lost.

You see, HaShem's 12 tribes of Israel are His chosen people. The people He "set apart" to be lights to the world. When part of the tribes (ten of them) were dispersed approximately 600 BC - it must of broken HaShem's heart. For the "light" that He choose to shine in the world was now "dimmed" by the dispersion. And not only were His people taken to the "nations" of the world, but they were being "mixed" and "diluted" with and by the world. How He must love His people to send the Messiah to gather them and teach them.

Look at the following verses. They are all about teaching Torah. Yeshua the Rabbi came to teach Torah to save the lost. To bring them back to the Truth. Back to Life. Life is the Torah.

Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I (Yeshua) have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to teach them."

Matthew 9:13 "Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I (Yeshua) came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

John 1:38  "And He (Yeshua) said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may teach there also, for that is why I came out.”

Mark 2:17  "And when Yeshua heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

He came to bring them LIFE, because in following Torah you have the gift to live.

John 10:10  "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I (Yeshua) came that they may have life and have it abundantly."

HaShem so loved the world that He sent an "emanation" of Himself to teach and save the lost. He didn't come to necessarily create new converts (although that was a huge natural result of those hearing His Words ) but to RESTORE those who had been in Covenant with Him and now had strayed.

Matthew 18:11 “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.” 

He went across the countryside to look for the lost people of the Covenant.

Luke 4:43  “But He said to them, ‘I must preach the kingdom of Elohim to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose’”

Matthew 10:5-7  "These twelve Yeshua sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans,  but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.  And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'"

It is summed up in the following verse:

Luke 19:10 "For the Son of Man (Yeshua) came to seek and to save the lost.”

Now the real question is - was He able to save the lost? Did the dispersed ten tribes hear His messages, and come back to the Covenant? Did He accomplish what He was set out to do?

I guess we will never know the end result of His visit here to earth. It is written that many, many people came back to the Torah during the ministry years of Yeshua. But soon after Yeshua was killed, the Temple was destroyed and once again the people of Israel and Judah were dispersed.

But the Message of Messiah has still remained. The Message to learn and follow Torah. To repent and "teshuvah".  To return to Him.

And now His people are returning. To the Land, to the Torah, to Truth, to HIM. It is a very exciting time. Because I believe once His people return to the Land, that the Temple will be restored. And of course, once the Temple is restored - the Messiah will come back. Some believe He will come for the first time, some for the second. The truth is HE IS COMING. And we must be ready. We must search and follow Truth. So, ask the Elohim you serve to show you His Truth. Follow it and get ready. And pray for His speedily return.

Shalom. Shalom.
Nancy

Psalm 95:6-8 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before Adonai, our Maker, For He is our Elohim, and we are the people of His Pasture, and the sheep of His Hand. Today, if you hear HIS VOICE, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness..."





Historical Video About the Temple

I stumbled upon a really cool older video about the historical and spiritual significance of the Temple. I can't say I agree with all that is said but most of it is historically true, and the spiritual side of this video is amazing. Promise you will learn a lot by watching it.

It's 30 minutes long but well worth your time. Click on link:

TEMPLE VIDEO

We don't know if the Messiah will bring the final Temple. Or if He will somehow help us to build it. But this we know - there will be a final, eternal Temple. Where all mankind will come to worship the One, True Elohim. Forever.

Ezekiel 43:5-7 "Next, a spirit took me up and brought me into the inner courtyard, and I saw Adonai’s glory fill the House (Temple). I heard someone speaking to me from the House, and a man was standing by me. He said, 'Human being, this is the place for My throne, the place for the soles of My feet, where I will live among the people of Isra’el forever.'"

Blessings and Shalom.
Nancy

Dream About the Wall

I have been have this disturbing reoccurring dream this past year. It is very real, and seems sometimes like it is not even a dream. Almost like I have been "transported".

I am in Jerusalem on a trip. I am determined to get to the Western Wall to pray and be close to G-d. Only in every single dream - I cannot reach my destination! Last night I was on day two on my trip and had not yet visited the wall. Lot's of times I am close to the end of my trip and have not visited it. In some dreams I am walking and walking down streets, talking to people and trying to get to the Wall. Or sometimes I am on day 14 heading back to the airport, just grieving that I never made it to the Wall. Like something is always "holding" me back. It's horrible!

In every dream my "frustration" is really almost an unbearable pain. A sadness that I cannot get to the most important place in the world.

I have been there - in 2010. I prayed at the Wall and felt the most peace I have ever experienced in my entire life. I have been a "pilgrim" to the Wall just as millions have over the past 2,000 years. And ever since the day I left Jerusalem, I have dreamed of going back! And I am this spring! Praise Him!

In doing research about the Wall, I found out some interesting things - maybe reasons why in my deepest soul I long to be there again.

1.  The city of Jerusalem has been destroyed nine times, but the Wall has always remained intact.
2.  It was thought to be constructed in 19 BC by Herod the Great.
3.  Just as HaShem (G-d) has promised to never leave His people, that His Covenant is forever, so do we believe the Wall is eternal. (Genesis 17:7 “I am establishing my covenant between Me and you, along with your descendants after you, generation after generation, as an everlasting covenant, to be Elohim for you and for your descendants after you."
4. The Wall is a "remnant" of the ancient wall that surrounded the Temple's courtyard.
5.  It is so HOLY because it is the closest section to the actual place where the "Holy of Holies" of the Temple stood.
6.  Throughout the centuries there has been times when Jews have been "barred" from approaching the Wall. I wonder if they, too, had dreams about it all the time, like I do. Most recently from 1948 until 1967 Jews were restricted from going to the Wall until the Israel captured the Old City.
7.  At some time it was referred to as the "Wailing Wall" where many would come and shed tears for their desire to see the return of the Temple.

If the presence of Adonai filled the Temple, does His presence really ever leave? Could it be that a part of His Glory still remains on Mount Moriah - and those dreaming and those visiting about the Wall actually are seeking and finding His eternal Presence?

I do know this. I am not seeking after a "place" - I am seeking after Him. The one true Elohim of the universe and eternity. And it seems for now, until He returns, that this is the closest I can physically get to Him.

If you have had any similar experiences please write me and tell me about it. Sometimes it helps to know you are not the only one dreaming dreams.

Shalom, shalom.
Nancy
Email: kujawa4sure@gmail.com