YAHUSHA WAS TRIED BY THE DEVILAnd YAHUSHA answering, said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not tryיהוה (YAHUAH) your Elohim.” ~Luke 4:12
“Do not try יהוה (YAHUAH) your Elohim as you tried Him in Massah.”
Deuteronomy 6:16 in the Hebrew:
לא תנסו את־יהוה אלהיכם כאשר נסיתם במסה׃
The identity of the את has been declared from the beginning and will be fully revealed at the end…
Messiah יהושע’s disciples asked him:
“Say to us, when shall this be (the destruction of the temple), and what is the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” ~Matthew 24:3b
SIGN OF HIS COMING AND THE END OF THE AGE…
And יהושע answering, said to them, “Take heed that no one leads you astray. “For many shall come in My Name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they shall lead many astray. ~Matthew 24:4, 5
Interestingly the “MANY” are professing believers in the Messiah and come in His Name, but shall lead many astray.
The Apostle Paul mentioned the same thing in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4:
“As to the coming of our Master יהושע Messiah and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, brothers, not to become easily unsettled in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as if the day of יהוה has come. Let no one deceive you in any way, because the falling away is to come first, and the man of lawlessness is to be revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called Elohim or that is worshipped, so that he sits as Elohim in the Dwelling Place of Elohim, showing himself that he is Elohim.”
Let’s focus in on:
“Let no one deceive you in any way, because THE FALLING AWAY IS TO COME FIRST,”
Let’s look closer at “THE FALLING AWAY”:
Strong’s G646 apostasia = forsake, falling away, defection, and apostasy!
What’s Interesting is that Strong’s G646 apostasia is only used twice in the Scriptures and the second usage is quite telling…
So what is the destiny of the MANY apostates, who forsake Moses (Torah), and lead many astray?
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens.“MANY shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’ “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’
Did Jesus Abolish The Law?
By Todd Bennett of www.shemayisrael.net
Time: 11 minutes
Words mean Things…
And when we see or hear the word, “church” a wide variety of ideas and pictures pop into our minds…
Some may think of a certain pastor or group of people, others may think of a building, etc…
But I bet… when you think of the word “church” you don’t think of YISRAEL?
…Most probably think that the “church” is something entirely differentthan Yisrael…
And for this reason I believe the word “church” is an extremely divisive term… (let me explain)
What if I told you that when you read and see the word “church” (in the English translations of the Scripture) that it is actually referring toYISRAEL…
…It is important to understand there is ONE BODY!
The So-called “Church” of the Scripture = Redeemed Yisrael
Let’s Go to the Scripture and define some key terms:
The Greek word that is translated “church” in some versions is ἐκκλησίαEkklessia Strong’s #G1577
Ekklessia is a combination of Ek and Kaleo:
ἐκ Ek Strong’s G1537 = out of, from, by, away from
Καλέω Kaleo Strong’s G2564 = call, utter in a loud voice, invite, bid
Which literally means: CALLED OUT (ones, assembly)
Question: Do you recall any people being CALLED OUT in the Scripture?
Hint: “When Yisrael was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called
My son.” ~Hoshea 11:1
Is Yisrael the Ekklessia (the called out assembly)?
Let’s look at Acts 7:37, 38 in the King James Version:
“This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; Him shall ye hear. This is he, that was in the church (ekklessia) in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sinai, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:
~Acts 7:37, 38 KJV
The 1st Time ἐκκλησία Ekklessia is used in the Scripture LXX:
“Even the things that happened in the day in which ye stood before the Lord our God in Choreb in the day of the assembly (Ekklessia); for the Lord said to me, Gather the people to me, and let them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days which they live upon the earth, and they shall teach their sons.” ~Deuteronomy 4:10 LXX (Brenton Translation)
The Hebrew word for Assembly is קהל Kahal Strong’s # H6951
Kahal = Congregation, assembly, company, multitude
The Kahal (called out assembly) is to keep the Passover on Day 14 / Month 1.
“And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then all the assembly of the congregation of Yisrael shall kill it between the evenings.” ~Exodus 12:6
So we can clearly see from the Scriptures that the Kahal and the Ekklessia are directly linked to Yisrael…
So about the word “church“…?
Where does it come into the story…
…Well here’s where things get a little interesting…
Did you know…
Tyndale, in his translation, uniformly translated ekklesia as “congregation” and only used the word “churches” to translate Acts 19:37for heathen temples!”
“For ye have brought hyther these me whiche are nether robbers of churches nor yet despisers of youre goddes.” ~Tyndale 1536 Acts 19:37
“For you have brought these men here who are neither robbers of templesnor blasphemers of your goddess.” ~Acts 19:37 NKJV
Compare Matthew 16:18 between the King James Version, The Scripture Version, and with Tyndale’s Translation:
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
~Matthew 16:18 KJV
“And I also say to you that you are Kepha, and on this rock I shall build My assembly, and the gates of the grave shall not overcome it.”
~Matthew 16:18 The Scriptures Version
“And I saye also vnto the yt thou arte Peter: and apon this rocke I wyll bylde my congregacion. And the gates of hell shall not prevayle ageynst it.”~Matthew 16:18 William Tyndale Version
In the beginning of this post I mentioned that:
I believe the word “church” is an extremely divisive term…
Many people are now saying that Yah has 2 chosen people?:
The Church and Yisrael
…Not realizing that Redeemed Yisrael is the Ekklessia (The Called Out Assembly)
The Reality is this: There is Only One Body
“one body and one Spirit, as you also were called in one expectation of your calling” ~Ephesians 4:4
Messiah didn’t come to start a new religion…He came to RESTORE YISRAEL!
The New Covenant is with YISRAEL! (Jeremiah 31:31-33)
From Genesis to Revelation Yah’s people are called Yisrael (Overcomers)!
Those CALLED OUT of darkness into His Marvelous Light!
Are you apart of the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-33) Ekklessia (Called Out Assembly) of Redeemed Yisrael?