- Tekiah Gedolah is trumpeted by the Shofar of the Mighty One
- The Breath of Eternal Life
- The Archangel Gabriel is the Angelic Herald of the Messiah
- The glorified followers of Messiah exodus into heaven
- Saints of old will greet the Messiah upon His return to earth
- Others will accompany the Messiah in his descent from heaven
- A third group will accompany the Messiah upon His return to earth
Tekiah Gedolah is trumpeted by the Shofar of the Mighty One:
שֶׁכֵּן הָאָדוֹן עַצְמוֹ יֵרֵד מִן הַשָּׁמַיִם בִּקְרִיאָה שֶׁל פְּקֻדָּה, בְּקוֹל שַׂר הַמַּלְאָכִים וּבְשׁוֹפַר אֱלֹהִים, וְהַמֵּתִים הַשַּׁיָּכִים לַמָּשִׁיחַ יָקוּמוּ רִאשׁוֹנָה. אַחֲרֵי כֵן אֲנַחְנוּ הַנִּשְׁאָרִים בַּחַיִּים נִלָּקַח יַחַד אִתָּם בַּעֲנָנִים לִפְגֹּשׁ אֶת הָאָדוֹן בָּאֲוִיר, וְכָךְ נִהְיֶה תָּמִיד עִם הָאָדוֹן.פ
For HaAdon (the Lord) Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the Shofar of Elohim (שׁוֹפָר אֱלֹהִים). And the dead in Messiah will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet Ha’Adon in the air. And thus we shall always be with HaAdon.
The Breath of Eternal Life:
The shout of the Shofar of Elohim (שופר אלוהים) is sounded forth by the Messiah. It is the Breath of the Spirit of Messiah that raises the dead and not any created being. The voice of the archangel is to command the holy angels to immediately assemble before Messiah as an honor escort. Gabriel (Warrior of the Almighty, גַּבְרִיאֵל) is the angelic emissary of the Messiah. He is the angel who “stands in the Presence” of Adonai (the LORD), who has personally announced the coming of the Messiah to three very privileged Yehudim:
Message #1. To the prophet Daniel;
Message #2. To the priest Zechariah ben Aaron;
Message #3. To the honored Jewess Miryam bat David, the mother of Mashiach Yeshua.
The honor guard ordered by Gabriel will accompany the Messiah in his mission to claim His bride (followers) and take her (us) to our Father’s house in heaven (there are actually two brides and two weddings).
Ha-Mashiach Ben Ha’adam is not a created being. This is so because in His spiritual being He pre-existed the creation of this universe.
The Rabbi from Heaven Who came to dwell among us on Chanukkah
At the very beginning of the Jewish calendar date of Kislev 25, 3756 (November-December 6 BCE), to deliver man from sin by His own right arm, the Holy One became something He had never been before, He took the form of a man (a fully human man; i.e. the house is a man, the Spirit that dwells in the man is HaShem). Messiah Ben Ha-Elohim is the Voice of Adonai (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). He is a Man. He is the perfect Adam (Man) who always does the will of the Father (1, 2, 3). The Messiah Tzadiknu (צִדְקֵֽנוּ-our Righteous One) is what Man was meant to be from the start—-a home for Adonai to dwell in. Like the first Adam the Last Adam was formed by the Spirit of the Holy One. The Messiah was formed in the womb of the Jewess Miryam by the Spirit of the Holy One. Like the first Adam the Father of Messiah was Adonai Elohenu. Like the first Adam the Messiah was born as a Man. As Jews we do not worship anyone or anything other than Adonai. Our Father Adonai is Spirit. HaShem (the NAME) is “absolutely all spirit in His essence.” He possesses no physical properties. He is not limited by space, time, matter, or energy. He made this physical universe as a (temporary) physical place for His own conscious properties (life) to be seeded in and grow. So unlike God our Father we possess both physical and conscious properties. We are both physical and spiritual beings. Therefore our Jewish Messiah has emphatically taught us that those who worship God must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
The truth is we do not worship the man Yeshua. As our Messiah, the Voice of Adonai, and as the visible image of the invisible God we hear, understand, and obey Him. He is or Rabbi sent to us from our heavenly Father. However, although the Messiah is a man, a human being, He is the tent (dwelling) of Adonai. This makes our Messiah the place where all of the Spirit of the Holy One dwells. So then, although we do not worship Yeshua the man like we are, we do worship the Presence of the One who forever Indwells the Messiah, the Spirit of the Holy One—-who is not like we are. The Messiah is the only one who truly knows the Father (HaAv) and He is the one who perfectly reveals Him to us (1, 2). Our Messiah made this absolutely abundantly clear multiple of times when He declared that HaAv (Adonai) was greater than He. The Messiah’s Shlichim also taught that the Messiah lived in eternal subjection to the Father (1, 2). Yet, the Spirit of God dwells in full measure in the Messiah. How is this? The Spirit of God dwells in full measure in the Messiah because He has always obeyed God our Father and has never sinned (1, 2, 3, 4). Therefore, the full measure of the Spirit of Adonai will never be diminished in Him.
The Messiah is the permanent Mishkan (מִשׁכָּן) of Adonai. If we believe in the Divine Redemption of our Father in heaven then we know that the Messiah is the one who the Holy One of Israel sent into the world to reconcile us (Israel) to Himself. At the first our Father Adonai sent the Messiah to us to redeem us from the bondage of our sins; and through the Messiah as the Cornerstone, to make us His Temple (מִקדָשׁ-Mikdash) wherein our heavenly Father shall dwell forever. Therefore, all of the fullness of the Divine One dwells in the Messiah bodily. For this reason the Messiah alone possesses power over life and death. This is why it was said by the Messiah Keren Yeshua, the Horn of Salvation, the Shofar of Elohim, “an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His Voice (the Messiah is the Voice of Adonai), and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.” Also, note that Avinu Shebashamayim (our Father in heaven) has not only made the Messiah the Sar HaChaim (Prince of Life) and Hatekumah v’haChaim (Resurrection and Life), Avinu Adonai has made Messiah HaShofet.
The Judge of the living and the dead
The Messiah said blaspheming against the Son of Man would be forgiven. However, He also said that everyone who blasphemed against the Spirit of the Holy One, who Indwells the Messiah, will be judged as committing an eternal sin (and never forgiven). Therefore, one must be very careful in regard to how one treats the Messiah. For to blaspheme the man Yeshua is forgivable. However, to blaspheme the Spirit of Adonai who lives forever within the Messiah is an unforgivable sin. Inside the temple of the Son of Man dwells the Holy One. Be careful to hear His Voice. Do not ever do what the Prushim and Tannaim did in the first century (CE). They called the Holy One who Indwells our Messiah an “unclean spirit” (רוח טמאה). For this sin of blasphemy—for being in the actual Presence of Eved HaKadosh (the Servant of the Holy One) and calling His Spirit, the Spirit of the LORD (ה’ ר֣וּחַ), an “unclean spirit”—for this blasphemy these men shall have their names blotted out of the Book of Life, forever.
The Archangel Gabriel is the Angelic Herald of the Messiah:
This special shout of the archangel Gabriel will order the holy angels to immediately assemble together to accompany our Lord (Yeshua Hamashiach Adoneinu) in His (yet future) historic descent from the highest heaven to the heaven of earth. In this descent of the Lord, on a (yet future) unknown day of our observing Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teruah, He will not actually *return to earth but will meet His resurrected and glorified followers “in the air.”
*Messiah’s return to Israel, a second time, will occur seven years after He resurrects and translates His followers into heaven. The actual triumphant return of the Messiah will occur on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Simultaneous with this descent, Yeshua the Messiah will call forth His followers, both the physically dead and still living, to immediately assemble before Him in resurrected (and translated) glorified bodies:
אָמֵן אָמֵן אֲנִי אוֹמֵר לָכֶם, תָּבוֹא שָׁעָה, וְכָעֵת הִיא, שֶׁהַמֵּתִים יִשְׁמְעוּ אֶת קוֹל בֶּן־הָאֱלֹהִים וְהַשּׁוֹמְעִים יִחְיוּ, כִּי כְּשֵׁם שֶׁלָּאָב יֵשׁ חַיִּים בְּעַצְמוֹ, כָּךְ גַּם נָתַן לַבֵּן שֶׁיִּהְיוּ לוֹ חַיִּים בְּעַצְמוֹגם סמכות נתן לו לעשות משפט, כי בן-האדם הוא.פ
Amen, amen (Truly, truly), I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the Voice of the Son of the Almighty (בֶּן־הָאֱלֹהִיםפ-ben HaElohim; Aramaic: בַּר אֱנָשׁ), and those who hear will live (literally, “the listeners will live”). For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself. He gave Him authority to execute judgment [to preside as Ha-Shofet in the Proceedings of the Heavenly Court), because He is Ben Ha’adam.
The glorified followers of Messiah exodus into heaven:
Immediately thereafter, the Messiah and His followers will exodus out of the earth into heaven: “Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with Ha-Adon (the Lord).” Seven years later (at the conclusion of the Great Tribulation) the Messiah, His glorified saints and the holy angels will return to earth. The Messiah will return to earth to deliver His Jewish brethren from global persecution and annihilation, to set up His millennial kingdom here on earth, and to restore Israel to her promised glory. (Regarding the past and future attempts of the evil one to totally annihilate our people, the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—-read “Messiah in Purim.”)
Saints of old will greet the Messiah upon His return to earth:
At that time (Messiah’s Second Coming) the saints that lived and died prior to Messiah’s death and resurrection will resurrect and will form up with the Messiah. This group of resurrected glorified saints will include the Patriarchs, Prophets and other righteous ones whose faith is attested to in the Tanakh. These glorified ones, like the Prophet Daniel, were promised to be resurrected at the beginning of the messianic era. Fathers Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their righteous descendants will resurrect in the Land of Israel to assist Messiah in ministering to the New Generation of mortal Jews who will be living in Israel throughout the millennium (the thousand years reign of Messiah on earth). These glorified ones will be Messiah’s shepherds to their Jewish descendants. Therefore, Messiah will be returning from heaven to meet up with the just then resurrected saints of old. These are the tzaddikim (righteous ones) who lived and died before the Messiah our Righteous One’s own miraculous resurrection. Ha-Mashiach is the firstfruits of all the righteous ones who are promised to be resurrected from the dead. For this reason, Messiah bears the title of Habekhor hakam min-hametim (the ‘Firstborn of the Dead’).
Others will accompany the Messiah in his descent from heaven:
Messiah upon His return to earth will be accompanied by a second group of glorified saints. This second group includes those believers who lived and died after Messiah’s historic resurrection. This second group of glorified saints ironically will have been resurrected seven years earlier and will have been located in heaven during the seven years of Jacob’s Trouble.
A third group will accompany the Messiah upon His return to earth:
There is an additional third group of believers who will also be resurrected on earth at the time of the return of Messiah. These persons will live and die during the seven years of Great Tribulation that is prophesied to come soon upon the earth. All three of these resurrected groups of righteous ones will function as glorified servants, emissaries (shlichim) of Messiah. These special servants of Messiah will minister to (gladly serve) the host of mortal Jews and Gentiles who will be survivors of the cruel and insane rule of the false messiah (who will be indwelt with the spirit of the evil one). After the return of HaMoshia l’chol Adam I believe over ninety percent of the world’s populace will come to faith in Adonai during the golden era of Messiah after He restores Israel to the fulfillment of all the Promises of Adonai.
מאשר וקדוש מי שחלקו בתחיה הראשונה; על אלה אין למות השני שלטון, כי יהיו כהנים לאלהים ולמשיח וימלכו אתו אלף שנים.פ
This Golden Age of human history, oftentimes, is referred to as the “restoration” of Israel. During this time Messiah Himself, accompanied by His glorified kedoshim (קדושים-holy ones) and His holy angels, will (with a rod of iron) thoroughly put down humankind’s rebellion against God on earth. Then these powerful, glorified (immortal) holy servants (priests) of Adonai Eloheinu and Messiah will assist Him in the distribution of His universal care of humankind throughout His one thousand years (אֶלֶף שָׁנִים) reign over all of the earth.