Messiah in Rosh HaShanah & Yom Teruah Chapter 21

  1. Adonai desires the First Adam to be like the Last Adam
  2. Be Perfect as your heavenly Father is Perfect
  3. Adam’s ears must be permanently opened
  4. If your Rabbi controls your ear he controls your body too
  5. The Testimony of Messiah continues…
  6. Adam finds his brother Hearing and tells Him we have found the Messiah
  7. Only one will ever be born out of eternity into creation

Adonai desires the First Adam to be like the Last Adam:

The last thoughts of the Word (HaDavar) as He left heaven (eternity) and entered creation and became an infant (תינוק יהודי) in the womb of the Jewess Miryam (מרים לאם יהודיה) are found in Psalm 40. In the Septuagint translation of the Hebrew text below the word “body” (soma-σῶμα) is a Greek translation of the Hebrew word “ear” (ozen-אֹזֶן). This means the Messiah is like an ear. He exists only to hear, understand, and obey the Spirit of God. He is the Perfect Adam who always obeys Adonai (the LORD). Therefore, he is the Beloved Son whom Adonai Avinu desires all of us to be:

זֶבַח וּמִנְחָה לֹֽא־חָפַצְתָּ אָזְנַיִם כָּרִיתָ לִּי עֹולָה וַחֲטָאָה לֹא שָׁאָֽלְתָּ׃ אָז אָמַרְתִּי הִנֵּה־בָאתִי בִּמְגִלַּת־סֵפֶר כָּתוּב עָלָֽי׃ לַֽעֲשֹֽׂות־רְצֹונְךָ אֱלֹהַי חָפָצְתִּי וְתֹורָתְךָ בְּתֹוךְ מֵעָֽי׃

Sacrifice (zevach-זֶבַח) and meal offering (mincha-מִנְחָה) You have not desired;
My ears (oznayim-אָזְנַיִם) You have opened (karita-כָּרִיתָ);
Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.
Then I said, “Behold, I come (hine’-vati’-הִנֵּה־בָאתִי);
In the scroll (megillah-מְגִלָּה) of the book (sefer-סֵפֶר ) it is written of me.
I delight to do Your will, O my Almighty One (Elohei-אֱלֹהַי);
Your Torah (Toratcha-תֹורָתְךָ) is in my heart” (innermost being, me’ah-מֵעֶה)

θυσίαν καὶ προσφορὰν οὐκ ἠθέλησας, σῶμα δὲ κατηρτίσω μοι· ὁλοκαυτώματα καὶ περὶ ἁμαρτίας οὐκ ἐζήτησας.  τότε εἶπον· ἰδοὺ ἥκω, ἐν κεφαλίδι βιβλίου γέγραπται περὶ ἐμοῦ· τοῦ ποιῆσαι τὸ θέλημά σου, ὁ Θεός μου, ἐβουλήθην καὶ τὸν νόμον σου ἐν μέσῳ τῆς κοιλίας μου.

In holy love of the heavenly Father Messiah made His whole body to function like an ear. Yeshua’s body has always solely existed to hear, understand and obey (לִשְׁמוֹעַ-to hear) all of the will of Adonai the Father (שָׁמַע-shama, heard). Messiah is the Son Adonai desires all of us to be. HaShem (the NAME) is not pleased with a race of Adam that substitutes laws for love and perpetual sacrifices for sin in the place of perpetual acts of righteousness. Instead of sacrifices for sin, Adonai wants a permanent “end to sin.” If redeemed humankind (the first Adam) is made to be like Messiah (the last Adam) there will no longer be a need for sacrifice. Why? Because the New Man (New Adam) who is destined to be transformed into Messiah’s likeness will always obey Adonai Avinu. Redeemed humanity’s destiny is to individually and corporately become a Perfect Man; a New Son of Ha-Elohim who never ceases to love (hear, understand, and obey) our heavenly Father. The Head of the New Perfect Man is Messiah. The Head of the Messiah is Adonai. We are the body of the Perfect Man. We are not yet perfect. However, on the day of our resurrection we will be perfect. The final messianic remedy for sin is: “There is no need for further sacrifice, if there is complete forgiveness now, followed by (at our resurrection) no more sin!”

The heavenly Father does not desire the old fallen humanity that is forever going to be sinning. He is not happy with us making continuous sacrifices to Him because we are perpetually sinning. Our Righteous Father who dwells in heaven is not happy with the imperfect son (the first Adam). He desires that we all be like His Perfect Son (the Last Adam, HaAdam Ha-acharon). The Tabernacle-Temple sacrifices were never meant to be permanent. The sacrifices were never meant to be an excuse for us to remain in a state of unending disobedience. So what does Abba our Father really want? He wants a perfect humanity. This is all that Adonai Eloheinu (the LORD our God) has ever wanted. So the heavenly Father has given us the Perfect Adam who is the body of His Strength, His Strong Right Arm who will deliver us from a state of perpetual imperfection (bad hearing, bad eyesight, and a bad heart).

Be Perfect as your heavenly Father is Perfect:

לכן היו שלמים, כמו שאביכם שבשמים שלם הוא.פ

You shall be perfect (complete) as your heavenly Father is perfect (complete).

The work of the Messiah and the Spirit of Holiness is to one day make us just like our Father in heaven. Be perfect (שְׁלֵמִים-shelamim, complete, whole) as your heavenly Father is perfect (shalem-שָׁלֵם). We will be made perfect on the day of our resurrection. This is the ultimate promise to the fathers of Israel and the prophets. This is our blessed hope. Messiah is the first fruits (Divine proof) of this promise.

אכן הוא אשר הכל למענו והכל על-ידיו יאה היה לו, בהביאו בנים רבים לכבוד, להשלים על-ידי סבל את מכונן ישועתם.פ

For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing (עַל־יָדָיו-by His Hand) many sons to glory (בָּנִים רַבִּים לְכָבוֹד), to make perfect by His Hand (לְהַשְׁלִים עַל־יְדֵי) the Author (מְכוֹנֵן-Founder) of their Salvation (יְשׁוּעָתָם) through sufferings.

One day we will finally not just mouth out the words of the Shemah. We will become the fulfillment of the Shemah. We will all change in the twinkling of an eye. The righteous dead who hoped in Messiah will rise first. Then we who are still alive will be taken up together to the Messiah (translated, caught up alive into heaven as were Enoch and Elijah). So we will become the sons of glory our Father in heaven has always desired us to be. We will be a new eternal unity of God with man. Adonai will be the Head and His sons of glory will forever be His body. May the Holy One be praised forever, and ever, Amen.

We will for all eternity see, hear, understand, and obey the Holy One who we love.

We will be Perfect (שָׁלֵם-shalem, complete, safe, friendly, peaceful, whole, full, at peace) as our heavenly Father is Perfect; then there will be no need for further sacrifice. Messiah did not come to earth just to atone for our sins. He came to earth to make a way for our people to one day be perfect as Abba Father is perfect. Messiah came so that one day the children of the barren woman (Sarah-שָׂרָה) might be born from above, born by the power of the Jerusalem above that is the mother of us all. Then the children of the barren woman will be more than the children of (Hagar-הָגָר) the slave woman. We all must be reborn from above.

We all are first born naturally in a state of slavery to sin. This is so whether we are a Jew or a Gentile. It does not matter what lineage you possess. We are all first born in Egypt as “slaves.” However, when we receive the Living Torah (the Indwelling Presence of the Spirit of Holiness) of the Perfect Man we receive not only forgiveness and the liberty it brings, we receive more than a new citizenship in heaven, we receive the blessed gift of the New Heart (לֵב חָדָשׁ).

This gift of the New Heart changes us from the Inside-Out.

The New Heart is our guarantee that one day we will walk no more in the flesh as slaves born by the Egyptian woman Hagar (Egypt represents this World): we will walk in the Spirit as heirs, free citizens of the kingdom of heaven who are the children of the Elah Shemaiya (God of Heaven) and heirs of an immeasurably great destiny. What is the destiny of the New Adam with a New Heart? After the day of resurrection we will become many sons of glory (consider the meaning of the Hebrew name Thomas (תְּאוֹמִים-from-taám, double-תָּאַם) which is “Twin;” we will be made like Him who is the Perfect, flawless Image of the Father.

Man’s ears must be permanently opened:

זֶבַח וּמִנְחָה לֹֽא־חָפַצְתָּ אָזְנַיִם כָּרִיתָ לִּי עֹולָה וַחֲטָאָה לֹא שָׁאָֽלְתָּ׃ אָז אָמַרְתִּי הִנֵּה־בָאתִי בִּמְגִלַּת־סֵפֶר כָּתוּב עָלָֽי׃ לַֽעֲשֹֽׂות־רְצֹונְךָ אֱלֹהַי חָפָצְתִּי וְתֹורָתְךָ בְּתֹוךְ מֵעָֽי׃

Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; my ears you have opened; burnt offering and sin offering you have not required. Then I said, “Behold, I come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me. I delight to do Your will, O my God; your Torah is in my heart.”

Around 150 BCE when the Tanakh was translated into the Greek Septuagint, the Hebrew scholars had to translate the words, “My ears you have opened.” The opening of the ears in Hebrew originated from a liberated slave voluntarily dedicating His life to his Master (cf. Exodus 21:5-6):

וְאִם־אָמֹר יֹאמַר הָעֶבֶד אָהַבְתִּי אֶת־אֲדֹנִי אֶת־אִשְׁתִּי וְאֶת־בָּנָי לֹא אֵצֵא חָפְשִֽׁי׃ וְהִגִּישֹׁו אֲדֹנָיו אֶל־הָאֱלֹהִים וְהִגִּישֹׁו אֶל־הַדֶּלֶת אֹו אֶל־הַמְּזוּזָה וְרָצַע אֲדֹנָיו אֶת־אָזְנֹו בַּמַּרְצֵעַ וַעֲבָדֹו לְעֹלָֽם׃

But  if  the Slave  plainly says, “I love my  master,  my  wife  and my children; I will not go out as a  free  man,” then  his  master  shall bring him to the door of the Doorpost. And his master  shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve (hear, understand and obey) Him  forever.

If your Rabbi controls your ear he controls your body too:

Since the act specified in the just referenced Hebrew Masoretic Text involved a complete dedication of the servant to the will of his Master, the Septuagint Hebrew scholars deemed it best to translate the Hebrew word for ear into the Greek word for body. This spiritual insight passed on to us from the men of the Great Assembly (אַנְשֵׁי כְּנֶסֶת הַגְּדוֹלָה-anshei knesset hagedolah), the Great Synagogue, teach us that if we are to live like our Master Rabbi Yeshua we must dedicate our entire physical and spiritual being to completely and perfectly “hear,” “understand” and “obey” the will of our Father in heaven forever. If we truly love Avinu Shebashamayim we will listen to His Son whom He has sent. On the day of Messiah’s consecration by water immersion in the Jordan the heavenly voice pronounced, “This is My beloved Son which I desire.”

זה בני אהובי אשר בו חפצתי!פ

Later, from the Shekinah glory cloud, the heavenly voice added to the words, “This is My beloved Son which I desire” (i.e. with whom I am ‘well-pleased’), the command: “Listen to Him!”

אליו תשמעון!פ

The Testimony of Messiah continues…

וְאַנְדְּרַי אֲחִי שִׁמְעוֹן פֶּטְרוֹס הָיָה אֶחָד מִן־הַשְּׁנָיִם אֲשֶׁר שָׁמְעוּ מֵאֵת יוֹחָנָן וַיֵּלְכוּ אַחֲרָיו׃ הוּא מָצָא רִאשׁוֹנָה אֵת שִׁמְעוֹן אָחִיו וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו מָצָאנוּ אֶת־הַמָּשִׁיחַ׃ וַיְבִיאֵהוּ אֶל־יֵשׁוּעַ וַיְהִי כְּהַבִּיט אֵלָיו יֵשׁוּעַ וַיֹּאמַר שִׁמְעוֹן בֶּן־יוֹחָנָן לְךָ יִקָּרֵא כֵּיפָא וְהוּא בִיוָנִית פֶּטְרוֹס׃

[Day Three] Andrew (Greek:אַנְדְּרַי-Andrai, Hebrew: אָדָם-Adam), the brother of Shim’on (שִׁמְעוֹן) Peter (פֶּטְרוֹס-Petros) was one of the two who heard from Yochanan [ben Zechariah ben Aaron] and followed Him. First he found his brother Shim’on (Hearing) and said, “We  have  found Ha-Mashiach!” which in Greek is Christos. He brought him to Yeshua. When Yeshua looked intently at him, He said, “You are Shim’on ben Yochanan,  you will be called Keifa” (Stone) which in Greek is Petros (Rock).

וַיְהִי מִמָּחֳרָת וַיּוֹאֶל יֵשׁוּעַ לָצֵאת הַגָּלִילָה וַיִּמְצָא אֶת־פִּילִפּוֹס וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו לֵךְ אַחֲרָי׃ וּפִילִפּוֹס מִבֵּית־צָיְדָה עִיר אַנְדְּרַי וּפֶטְרוֹס׃ וַיִּפְגַּע פִּילִפּוֹס אֶת־נְתַנְאֵל וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו מָצָאנוּ אֵת אֲשֶׁר כָּתַב משֶׁה בְּסֵפֶר הַתּוֹרָה וְהַנְּבִיאִים אֶת־יֵשׁוּעַ בֶּן־יוֹסֵף מִנְּצָרֶת׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו נְתַנְאֵל הֲמִנְּצֶרֶת יֵצֵא טוֹב וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו בֹּא וּרְאֵה׃

[Day Four] The next day, Yeshua (the Salvation of Adonai) decided to go out to Galilee (הַגָּלִילָה-the Galilah). He found Philip (פִּילִפּוֹס-Pilppos) and said to him, “Follow Me.” Philip was from Beit-Tzaida (בֵּית־צָיְדָה), of the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip encountered Nathanael (נְתַנְאֵל-Netan’el) and said  to him,  ‘We  have  found the one of whom Mosheh (משֶׁה) in the Torah scroll (בְּסֵפֶר הַתּוֹרָה) and the Prophets (הַנְּבִיאִים) wrote, Yeshua ben Yosef (בֶּן־יוֹסֵף) from Netzeret (נְּצָרֶת). Nathanael said to him, “Does good come out of Netzeret?” He said to him, “Come and see.”

וַיַּרְא יֵשׁוּעַ אֶת־נְתַנְאֵל בָּא לִקְרָאתוֹ וַיֹּאמֶר עָלָיו הִנֵּה בֶאֱמֶת בֶּן־יִשְׂרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר אֵין־בּוֹ רְמִיָּה׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו נְתַנְאֵל אֵיךְ יְדַעְתָּנִי וַיַּעַן יֵשׁוּעַ וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ בְּטֶרֶם קָרָא לְךָ פִּילִפּוֹס וְאַתָּה תַּחַת הַתְּאֵנָה אָנֹכִי רְאִיתִיךָ׃ וַיַּעַן נְתַנְאֵל וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו רַבִּי אַתָּה בֶּן־אֱלֹהִים אַתָּה הוּא מֶלֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל׃ וַיַּעַן יֵשׁוּעַ וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו יַעַן אֲשֶׁר הִגַּדְתִּי לְךָ כִּי־תַחַת הַתְּאֵנָה רְאִיתִיךָ הֶאֱמַנְתָּ הִנֵּה גְּדֹלוֹת מֵאֵלֶּה תִּרְאֶה׃ וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו אָמֵן אָמֵן אֲנִי אֹמֵר לָכֶם מֵעַתָּה תִרְאוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם נִפְתָּחִים וּמַלְאֲכֵי אֱלֹהִים עֹלִים וְיֹרְדִים עַל בֶּן־הָאָדָם׃

Yeshua saw Nathanael coming to greet Him and said of him, “Truly, here is a Ben Yisrael (בֶּן־יִשְׂרָאֵל) in whom there is no deceit!” (אֲשֶׁר אֵין־בּוֹ רְמִיָּה). Nathanael said to Him, “How do you know me?” Yeshua answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, you are the Ben Ha-Elohim! You are the Melekh Yisrael!” (מֶלֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל). Yeshua answered and said to him, “You believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these!” He said to him’ ‘Amen, amen, I say to you, from now on, you will see heaven opened and the angels of the Almighty ascending and descending on the Ben Ha’adam'” (בֶּן־הָאָדָם-the Son of Man).

Adam finds his brother Hearing and tells Him we have found the Messiah:

Man tells his brother Hearing (both born of the Grace of Adonai, the seed of the Father) that “we” have found the Anointed One (Mashiach in Hebrew). In the Proceedings of the Heavenly Court there have been four principal witnesses given in the testimony for the Perfect Man thus far:

Witness #1.  The prophet Yochanan ben Zechariah (Adonai Remembers His Grace);

Witness #2.  The “Unnamed Talmid” (New name yet to be revealed in the text, however, later we know it to be Yochanan ben Zebedee: The Endowment of the Grace of Adonai);

Witness #3.  The “Adam” (The Greek first name of Andrew bar Yonah; bar Yonah in Aramaic is the same as ben Yochanan in Hebrew).

Witness #4. The “Hearing” “Rock” (Shimon Peter-Keifa bar Yonah; bar Yonah in Aramaic is the same as ben Yochanan in Hebrew; easy Aramaic word to confuse with “Jonah” in Hebrew; which means “Dove;” a symbol of the Spirit of the Holy One).

The names of the two brothers Shim’on (Hearing) and Andrew (Adam) go together well with the meaning of the two additional names Keifa and Peter and the Hebrew and Aramaic names of their father, Yochanan (Hebrew: בֶּן־יוֹחָנָן , Aramaic: בַּר־יוֹנָה). In Paleo-Hebrew pictographs a son (ben-ב) is a tent where the father’s life (ן-nun) dwells. This indicates that the Adam who Hears is the Rock (place) where the Life of the Spirit (the Dove-rests) and the Grace of Adonai dwells.

Only one will ever be born out of eternity into creation:

The Unnamed Disciple (Witness #3) is an all-inclusive testimony from the Spokesperson for the shlichim (the emissaries of the Messiah. His testimony on behalf of Adonai and the Messiah is representative of the witness of the entire mass of believing humanity that will one day dwell with Adonai in eternity. By the Endowment (Zebedee-זַבְדִּי) of the Grace of Adonai (the Indwelling Presence of the Holy Spirit) we can see that the Testimony of Messiah is true. The Spirit of Grace testifies that the Messiah Yeshua is our Deliverer (HaPalat). Messiah Yeshua is the one Mosheh in the Torah scroll and the prophets wrote about. He is the one who will lead us into a greater miraculous exodus that our ancestors experienced in the first exodus out of Egypt. It is the will of Adonai Eloheinu that we follow the Messiah and Hear His Voice that is (in these last days) spoken through Messiah. The Messiah is the only one who has been born out of eternity into creation. He came to lead redeemed humanity out of this creation into eternity; so that one day we too might dwell with Avinu Shebashamayim in eternity. Adonai our Savior-Messiah fulfills this mission in three phases:

Phase #1. By the Messiah Himself  being born out of eternity into our creation existence.

Phase #2.  By the Messiah leading fallen humanity to be (through the miraculous workings of the Spirit of Holiness) “born from above.”

Phase #3.  By the Messiah one day taking us out of this fallen creation and placing us (in a new, greater exodus) into the new heaven and the new earth.

Then shall we be “Doubly Fruitful” (אֶפְרַיִם) as we dwell with Abba our Father throughout all eternity. This final Dwelling of Righteousness will be a place (a state of being) where even the taint of our even remembering that sin ever existed at all will be completely “Forgotten” (מְנַשֶּׁה).

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