Parable #2. New Wine in Old Wineskins:
- Today is Day #2
- The Second Mashal of Messiah
- The Bridegroom of Israel
- New Wine can only be contained in the New Wineskin of Adonai’s New Covenant
- Every Jew should read at least once the Besorah of the Mashiach in the Brit Chadashah
- Everything needs to change!
- “What will happen to us when you take over?”
- The Head of all Prophecy was severed from the Body of the Prophets
- Without the Grace of Adonai Israel’s Torah will remain lifeless and unfulfilled
Today is Day #2:
1. Today is “Day #2” in the forty-nine day Countdown to Shavuot.
2. Today is Two days in the Omer.
Today is two days in the Omer.
היום שני ימים בעומר.פ
Haiyom sheni yamim ba’omer.
“You shall count for yourselves — from the day after the Shabbat, from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving — seven Shabbats, they shall be complete. Until the day after the seventh sabbath you shall count, fifty days.” (Leviticus). “You shall count for yourselves seven weeks, from when the sickle is first put to the standing crop shall you begin counting seven weeks. Then you will observe the Festival of Shavu’ot for Adonai Eloheinu.” (Deuteronomy).
“Blessed are You, Adonai Eloheinu, King of the universe, Who sanctified us with Your commandments and commanded us to count the Omer.”
ברוך אתה, אדוני אלוהינו, מלך העולם, אשר קדשנו במצוותיו וציוונו על ספירת העומר.פ
Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, melech ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu al sefirat ha’omer.
The Second Mashal of Messiah:
וְאֵין נוֹתְנִים יַיִן חָדָשׁ בְּנֹאדוֹת בָּלִים פֶּן־יִבָּקְעוּ הַנֹּאדוֹת וְהַיַּיִן יִשָׁפֵךְ וְהַנֹּאדוֹת יֹאבֵדוּ אֲבָל נוֹתְנִים אֶת־הַיַּיִן הֶחָדָשׁ בְּנֹאדוֹת חֲדָשִׁים וּשְׁנֵיהֶם יַחְדָּו יִשָׁמֵרוּ׃
ואין שמים יין חדש בנאדות ישנים; אם יעשו כן, יתבקעו הנאדות והיין ישפך והנאדות לא יצלחו עוד. אבל שמים את היין החדש בנאדות חדשים ושניהם יחדיו ישמרו.פ
A. [Mattai 9:17] People do not put new wine into used wineskins, or else the (old) wineskins would be split open, the (new) wine would be poured out, and the (old) wineskins would be ruined. Rather, people put new wine into new wineskins, so both will be preserved together.
וְאֵין אָדָם נֹתֵן יַיִן חָדָשׁ בְּנֹאדוֹת בָּלִים כִּי אִם־כֵּן יְבַקַּע הַיַּיִן הֶחָדָשׁ אֶת־הַנּאֹדוֹת וְהַיַּיִן יִשָּׁפֵךְ וְהַנֹּאדוֹת יֹאבֵדוּ אֲבָל יַיִן חָדָשׁ יִנָּתֵן בְּנֹאדוֹת חֲדָשִׁים׃
ואין איש שם יין חדש בנאדות ישנים: אם יעשה כן, יבקע היין את הנאדות ויאבד היין וכן גם הנאדות. הן יין חדש יוצקים לנאדות חדשים.פ
B. [Markos 2:22] A person does not put new wine into used wineskins, the (new) wine would be spilled out, and the (old) wineskins (and the new wine) would be ruined. Rather, new wine is put into new wineskins.
וְאֵין אִישׁ נֹתֵן יַיִן חָדָשׁ בְּנֹאדוֹת בָּלִים כִּי אִם־כֵּן הַיַּיִן הֶחָדָשׁ יְבַקַּע אֶת־הַנֹּאדוֹת וְהוּא יִשָּׁפֵךְ וְהַנֹּאדוֹת יֹאבֵדוּ׃ אֲבָל יֻתַּן הַיַּיִן הֶחָדָשׁ בְּנֹאדוֹת חֲדָשִׁים וּשְׁנֵיהֶם יַחְדָּו יִשָּׁמֵרוּ׃ וַאֲשֶׁר שָׁתָה יַיִן יָשָׁן אֵינֶנּוּ חָפֵץ עוֹד בְּיַיִן חָדָשׁ כִּי יֹאמַר הַיָּשָׁן נָעִים מִמֶּנּוּ׃
ואין איש שם יין חדש בנאדות ישנים; אם יעשה כן, יבקע היין החדש את הנאדות וישפך, והנאדות לא יצלחו עוד. כי יין חדש יש לצקת לנאדות חדשים ושניהם ישמרו. ומי ששתה יין ישן אינו רוצה בחדש שכן יאמר הישן טוב יותר.פ
C. [Lukas 5:37] No one puts new wine in used wineskins. For if he did so, the new wine would split open the wineskins, it would be poured out, and the wineskins would be destroyed. But the new wine is put into new wineskins and both are preserved together. And whoever drinks the old (mature) wine does not desire the new wine any longer. For he will say, “The old is more pleasant.”
The Master and His disciples were accused of not being as serious about their Jewish faith as others. Messiah was asked:
“Why is it that you and your disciples (talmidin/talmidim) are not fasting?”
So the Messiah made it clear to the elite religious leaders of his day that the old way of living in a state of perpetual sorrow over Israel’s sins, afflictions, and long-standing estrangement from the Holy One was not appropriate at the present time. This was so because HaShem had sent the Messiah to Israel to teach His people a new way of living that would not be as difficult and depressing as the hyper-legalistic lifestyle the Prushim rabbinate had created and embraced. Messiah clearly revealed that HaShem’s new way would not allow for the mixture of the old with the new.
A bridegroom’s guests do not fast while he is with them because it is a happy and joyous occasion.
As stated previously in our examination of the Mashiach’s first mashal, Messiah had revealed that he was God’s Great High Priest proxy. In this Divinely assigned role he was called to jointly and permanently hold the three offices of Prophet, Priest, and King.
In His first appearance as Messiah ben Yosef the Master first assumed the mantle of two of these offices. Messiah became the Prophet (הנביא-HaNavi) and our (Israel’s) Great High Priest (הכהן הגדול-HaKohen HaGadol). Messiah’s role as the Great High Priest was legally assumed under the priestly order of Malki-Tzedek (מַלְכִּי־צֶֽדֶק), the *priestly order of the “King of Righteousness” (cf. Psalm 110).
*The order of Malki-Tzedek reveals that the (immortal) Messiah of Israel will become the Great High Priest and King of all of the nations, peoples, and families of the world “forever.”
In His first coming to Israel the one office (of the three offices) that the Messiah refused to assume was that of the *Melek Yisra’el.
*King of Israel
In Messiah’s first visitation he did not take up his right to sit on the throne of his ancestor King David. Due to the hearts of our people not being right he refused multiple times to accept our (Israel’s) repeated attempts to get him to give us material blessing without submission to the rule of God. However, the Messiah did promise that after His atoning death, life-giving resurrection, and ascension into heaven he would one day in the future gloriously return from heaven to Israel – when the nation and people of Israel would (sincerely) accept the rule of God in our hearts, souls, bodies and minds. Then Yeshua our Messiah will accept being Israel’s King and he sit on the throne of his ancestor, King David. Therefore the Messiah will become the king of Israel *when he returns to Israel a second time (cf. the meaning of the term ‘second‘ in Messiah in Purim).
The Bridegroom of Israel:
השיב להם ישוע: האם יכולים בני החפה לצום בעוד החתן אתם? כל עוד החתן עמהם אין הם יכולים לצום. אך יום יבוא והחתן ילקח מהם, וביום ההוא יצומו.פ
Yeshua replied, “Can the sons of the chuppah (בני החפה) fast while the bridegroom is with them, as long as the groom (החתן) is with them, they can not fast, but the day will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and on that day they will fast.
Messiah communicated to his critics that as long as he was present on earth as the Chatan (Bridegroom) of Israel it was necessary for the Sons of the Chuppah (the Wedding Canopy) not to fast. For it would not be proper for his disciples (תלמידיו-talmidin) to be acting sorrowful in the Presence of the Bridegroom. Sadly, however, this was not the end of the matter. For just as soon as Messiah had affirmed the joy of his disciples, he just as quickly alluded to their future sorrow. For Messiah said the time would come soon enough when the joyful Presence of the Bridegroom would swiftly and sadly come to an end. This would happen when the Bridegroom would be “taken from them:”
אך ימים יבואו שהחתן ילקח מהם ואז יצומו.פ
“But the days will come when the Groom will be taken; then they will fast.”
This prophetic marker – the Messiah’s words that he would be “taken from them” (i.e. his Jewish disciples) – indicates the violent manner in which he was destined to sacrifice his life (cf. Isaiah 53). The Messiah was prophesying about His future atoning death on the accursed Tree, configured in the form of the Hebrew letter Tav. The letter Tav is the ancient Hebrew 22nd letter pictograph that is a symbol of “redemption,” “purchase,” “ownership,” and “covenant.” The Messiah was letting his critics and his followers know in advance that one day the joy of his followers would swiftly be turned into deep sorrow. Then would his disciples fast.
New patch of cloth is not to be put on old garment because it will shrink and tear worse than before.
The futility of trying to fix the old decaying garment of the Prushim rabbinate (the Bramble Bush King) and their successors is obvious. Once there are holes in it—it only takes one solitary flaw (doctrinal error and sin) to rip apart the entire garment. Once the garment is torn, even a little bit, there is no turning back.
The truth is once the garment is worn out and torn there is no way to turn back the clock and make it all new again.
If you stick a new patch on the torn old garment you will just accelerate the inevitable decay of the entire garment. If you try to put a patch on the old garment using new material, the new material will naturally “pull away” from the old and make a larger hole. This will make the original garment completely useless.
New Wine is not put into old wineskins for it will ferment and break; then the old skins and wine will be ruined.
Three things don’t mix here:
– Fasting in a time of Feasting;
– A New Patch sewed on an Old Garment;
– New Wine being put in Old Wineskins.
The Messiah is the Chatan of Israel. As such he was and still is conveying to our people (Israel) that the old way (in the original marital agreement made at Mount Sinai) was not working and that due to Israel’s failure to live up to the old agreement HaShem was graciously providing us with a new way that will spare both Him and the people of Israel from any future breaks in the marital bond (cf. previous remarks in Mashal #1).
New Wine can only be contained in the New Wineskin of Adonai’s New Covenant:
What do we learn from today’s mashal of the new wine and the old wineskin?
You can’t keep the lively New Wine of the Chesed (Grace) of Adonai (the LORD) contained in the failed structure (wineskin) of the old broken Law of Moses and the hyper-legalistic (man-made) oral law of rabbinic Judaism; which has for two millennia shamefully become an idolotrous substitute for the legitimate Oral Law—-the Living Torah of the Spirit!
If the real Torah of the Spirit had been perfectly obeyed and fulfilled by our people through adherence to the written Law of Moses by applying the (substitute) oral law of the rabbis – then no change would have been necessary. But as Isaiah has said, all of us have spiritually and behaviorally broken (torn, disobeyed, sinned, violated) the Holy One’s commandments. We have all strayed and come short of His glory. All of us have failed and we will continue to fail to secure our salvation solely by our own good works; due to the fact that it is impossible for any of us to fulfill all of the requirements of the written Torah. For it is a true saying:
כולנו כצאן תעינו איש לדרכו פנינו וה’ היפגיע בו את עון כולנו׃
All of us (כלנו) like sheep have gone astray,
We each have turned to his own way;
But Adonai (the LORD) has caused the iniquity of us all (כלנו)
To fall on him (the Mashiach).
ונהי כטמא כולנו וכבגד עידים כל־צדקותינו ונבל כעלה כולנו ועוננו כרוח ישאנו׃
For all of us (כלנו) have become like one who is unclean,
And all (כל) our righteous deeds are (filthy) like a garment (כבגד) of “witnesses” (עִדִּ֖ים-of menstruation).
And all of us (כלנו) wither like a leaf,
And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
The shameful substitute oral law of the rabbis continues to fail.
The fact still remains not one person has achieved a righteous standing before God by observing the substitute oral law of the Prushim and all of their five younger brothers – *five eras of rabbinic successors.
*There are seven eras in all of rabbinic Judaism: one era before Messiah; one era at the time of Messiah (the elder), and five eras that have followed – up to the present day (the “Last” of the five younger brothers).
Isaiah (יְשַֽׁעְיָ֣הוּ) sternly warned us (Israel) that our Torah compliance would never be good enough to effect a righteous standing before the Holy One. The prophet (הַנָּבִֽיא) declared that it was a fact that none of us would ever be saved by our own works of the Law. Only those who are made blameless by our faith in the sacrifice of the Mashiach of Adonai will ever be declared righteous. As the prophet Habakkuk (חבקוק) has proclaimed, the just shall live by faith (emunah) in the mercy (chesed) and grace (chen) of the Holy One. For it is a true saying:
הנה עפלה לא־ישרה נפשו בו וצדיק באמונתו יחיה׃
“Behold, as for the lifted up (proud) one,
His soul is not right (honest) within him;
But a righteous one will live by his faith.”
These two different clauses describe two different types of persons who respond differently to the Mashiach.
The first description is of a person (Yehudi) who is incredulous, who in his swollen “pride” disbelieves that he has no need for supernatural assistance. He is “dishonest within his own soul” (לא־ישרה נפשו). He has lied to his own soul about his or her personal need for deliverance from sin.
In contrast: the second description (צדיק-the righteous one) is of a person (Yehudi) who “humbly” welcomes the Mashiach. Such a person is “straight” abut his own personal need for the redemption of Adonai (ה’ גאולת) that is brought to us solely by the redemptive works of M’shicho (His Anointed One).
Every Jew should read at least one time the Besorah of the Mashiach in the Brit Chadashah:
Therefore, the New Wine of the Spirit of Grace must be stored only in the ‘humble’ new wineskin of the Chesed of HaShem.
No other wineskin will do. As for the old wineskin of the Law of Sin and Death—of the belief that our salvation must depend upon ourselves alone and not solely on the mercy, love and grace of HaShem—this old system has already failed and its contents have already been spilled out, spoiled. Just as the ancient prophets predicted so long ago the works-righteousness contents of the old wineskin of the old Law has become “vinegar” to us.
The Law is good but we have spoiled its efficacy by our disobedience.
Even Moses disobeyed HaShem (the NAME). Only one person has ever perfectly obeyed the Law—HaMashiach. However, in great contrast to the fate of all who put their trust in the failed works-righteousness of the last six eras of rabbinic Judaism—the ‘puffed up’ belief that somehow we (Yehudim) can perfectly obey and fulfill the Torah of God on our own—all who put their trust in the truth of the *Grace (חסד-Chesed) of Adonai Avinu (GOD our Father) will berestored.
*Therefore our redemption (salvation) is completely a gift from God (מתנת אלוהים).
Praise to the Father of Mercies (Avi HaRachamim)!
For to us who have heard, understood, and obeyed the call of the Spirit it is like the blinding scales of the traditions and deceits of men have permanently been removed from our eyes.
Although we were once blind, now we see!
We believing (Yehudim) are beginning to understand and obey what the body of the Prophets have (in truth) been telling us all along. We now know that the straight (יָשָׁר) street (הָרְחוֹב) to the restoration of all Israel (the House of the Rule of the Almighty One) will come only when Am-Israel (our people of Israel) exercise full faith in the New Wineskin and New Wine of the New Covenant. Every Yehudi (Jew), therefore, should carefully read the Brit HaChadashah at least once to determine for his or her own self whether or not the Tzaddik Yeshua is the true Suffering Messiah ben Yosef and Conquering Messiah ben David (who is soon to return to us from heaven).
Everything needs to change!
Unfortunately, so far the elite religious leaders of Israel have not accepted this most kind (chesed) and generous (chen) offer of Avi HaRachamim (the Father of Mercies) to deliver us all from our sins solely by our exercising faith in His Grace (chesed and chen). The Bramble Bush King is still completely resistant to change. He is still threatening us with his old “curse of fire” (Judges 9:15).
The Bramble Bush is still too proud to admit that he and his predecessors were completely wrong about Rabbeinu Yeshua.
At the first of hearing and seeing (there were many miracles) the authoritative teaching of the Messiah – many among the priests, rabbis and experts in the Torah were open to change. These men initially liked many of the things the Messiah was saying and doing. Especially the religious leaders were amazed at His miracles. However, at the first the religious and political leadership of Israel thought they could work out a deal of shared power with the Mashiach.
Understandably, at the first the religious leaders just assumed that they could keep their jobs.
They gladly would support the Messiah so when he became their king he would support them. No doubt everything would have headed in a positive direction if only the Messiah had offered an honored place to the old guard in the new messianic administration.
The problem was the Messiah said, “No deal!”
The elite political, rabbinic, and priestly establishments were shocked, dismayed and greatly angered when early on in his public ministry the Messiah openly ‘criticized’ them.
“What will happen to us when you take over?”
When Messiah made it clear that Israel needed major reform and new leadership, the leaders immediately plotted to kill him.
The political, priestly, and rabbinic leaders of Israel even chose to form an alliance with the pagan Roman government to kill the Messiah. Why did they do this? The simple answer is because the Messiah would not seek and accept a “compromise.” The Holy One had sent the M’shicho (His Messiah) on ‘His’ mission. In the Divine plan no compromise was allowed. Major reform was required. Therefore, the Servant (Eved HaKadosh) of HaShem could not (and would not) alter even one single word of the will of Avinu Shebashamayim (the Heavenly Father) to any of his brothers—-his fellow Yehudim (Jews).
The Head of all Prophecy was severed from the Body of the Prophets:
It was a futile proposition to mix the new with the old.
There can be no compromise between the two administrations of the Law and the Chesed of HaShem. The first century (CE) prophet Yochanan ben Zechariah is a good example of the futility of someone trying to mix the old with the new. He tried desperately all of his life to reform Judaism. His zealous service only got him killed. Yochanan ben Zecharyah ben Aharon (יוחנןבן זכריה בן אהרון) was executed by beheading for supporting the Messiah Yeshua and daring to correct the corrupt spiritual and moral practices of the religious and political establishments of his day.
The ruler Herod Antipas genuinely liked the prophet Yochanan ben Zechariah ben Aaron but he executed him anyway!
The prophet of the Most High was killed for the same reason nearly all of the prophets of Israel are killed. They are killed because they have the gall (חוצפה) to attack and injure the pride of our elite Israeli religious and political leaders. Therefore, it is written:
הנה עפלה לא־ישרה נפשו בו וצדיק באמונתו יחיה׃
“Behold, as for the proud one, (עפלה-to swell, be elated, lifted up)
His soul is not right within him;
But the righteous (צדיק-the one of the straight way) will live by his faith.”
So the first Elijah to come (there will be a second Elijah to come) was executed by beheading. Since the prophet’s name means the “Grace of Adonai,” the beheading of Yochanan symbolizes what actually (spiritually) happened when the first century religious and political leadership of Israel rejected Adonai’s mandate for reform:
The Head of the Grace of Adonai (Yochanan) was unjustly (and violently) removed by the ruler(s) of Israel from the body of our prophets.
The act of killing the prophet of El-Elyon (the Most High) in the first century (CE) graphically symbolizes the hateful spiritual struggle that occurred when the Holy Spirit moved to assert His Lordship over our ancient leaders of Israel. The Messiah knew in advance that like Yochanan he too would suffer at “their hands.” It is written:
אֲבָל אֹמֵר אֲנִי לָכֶם אֵלִיָּהוּ כְּבָר בָּא וְלֹא הִכִּירֻהוּ וַיַּעֲשׂוֹּ־בוֹ כִּרְצוֹנָם וְכֵן גַּם־בֶּן־הָאָדָם יְעֻנֶּה עַל־יָדָם׃
“But I say to you, Eliyahu (Yochanan) has already come, and they did not recognize him, and they dealt with him as they pleased. So too, the Son of Man will suffer by their hand.”
Throughout all of human history there is something about the false spirit of vanity and pride that proliferates among the religious (and political) elites of the world. This spirit of vanity and pride just does not allow for a serious acceptance of the absolute authority of the Spirit of the Holy One. The Prophet Yochanan ben Zechariah ben Aaron was Divinely assigned the privilege of introducing to Israel the Messiah of God. It is a true saying:
Among the body of all the prophets of Israel none has had a greater role to play than Yochanan.
Yochanan ben Zechariah was the first Elijah to come. Soon a second Elijah to come will appear in Israel. It is the role of the Elijah to come to personally introduce the M’shiach Adonai to Israel. Yochanan said of Messiah ben Yosef (Joseph) that he was so incredibly special that no prophet (Mosheh included) was even worthy to stoop down like a slave and unlatch the clasp of his dirty sandals. It was Yochanan ben Zechariah ben Aaron, the prophet of El-Elyon who was the herald of the Chesed of HaShem. He was that unique Voice in the Wilderness that Isaiah and Malachi foretold would prepare the Way of Messiah. It is written:
הינני שלח מלאכי ופנה־דרך לפני ופיתואם יבוא אל־היכלו האדון אשר־אתם מבקשים ומלאך הברית אשר־אתם חפצים הינה־בא אמר ה’ צבאות׃
“Behold, I am going to send My Messenger (מלאכי–Malaki), and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord (האדון-ha-adon), whom you seek, will suddenly come to his temple; and the Messenger of the Covenant (מאליק הברית), in whom you delight, behold, he is coming,” says Adonai Tseva’ot.”
קול קורא במדבר פנו דרך ה’ ישרו בערבה מסילה לאלהינו׃
A voice is calling,
“Clear the way for Adonai (ה’) in the wilderness;
Make smooth in the desert a highway (מסלה) for our God.”
It is the Testimony of the Messiah by Yochanan (the Grace of Adonai) that is the fulfillment of all the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the prophets. Tragically, however, the messenger of the chesed of God was beheaded.
The witness to the head of all prophecy was severed from the witness of the body of all prophecy (נביאי ישראל).
The Testimony of the Messiah was severed from the writings of the Tanakh by the censorship of the rabbis who in the first to fourth centuries (CE) replaced the (true) supernatural written Torah with their (false) man-made commandments. This oral law invention of the rabbis has supplanted the writings of Moses and the the prophets. It has severed (נֻתַּקְתֶּם-to burst, tear from the roots, lift away; i.e. divide by bursting, tearing, lifting) many generations of the people of Israel away from the Mashiach (מן המשיח) and away from the (real) Grace (chesed, chen) of God that has been given to us through the righeous works of our Messiah.
Yet, we do not despair. For we believe that our God has afforded us (Israel) a second chance to belive on the one He has sent!
Without the Grace of Adonai, Israel’s Torah will remain ‘lifeless’ and unfulfilled:
The Grace of Adonai (Yochanan) was executed by beheading!
The Grace of Adonai (חנן של ה’, יוחנן) was severed from the prophetic body of the messianic prophecies of Israel. This historical act of evil is a prophetic symbol of the reality that the illegitimate rabbinical oral law of the Prushim would continue (to the present time its *modern day successor) to remain a lifeless corpse buried deep within the hardened ground of its own “man-invented” traditions.
*The present 7th era of rabbinic Judaism (Acharon-the Last One).
In the Proceedings of the Heavenly Court of the Holy One Mosheh himself will testify against the (fake) rabbinic substitute oral law that has shamelessly “supplanted” the testimony of the (real) prophets and the (real) Messiah. It is these worthless (naturalistic) inventions of the moral imaginations of the ancient rabbis (יהדות רבנית) that has supplanted the (supernatural) Divine authority of the Spirit of Holiness who inspired the messianic freedom proclaimed in the Tanakh and HaBrit HaChadashah.
The successors (five younger brothers) of the first century Prushim rabbinate have all usurped the will of *Adonai Avinu by their lifting up the importance of their own fallible writings (נֻתַּקְתֶּם-severed by being ‘lifted up’) far above that of the body of the writings of the prophets and the teachings of the (true) Messiah of God. This is a true saying: the oral law of the rabbinate successors of the Prushim is an obsolete-invalid illegal commentary on the Torah! It is a failed, overly complex attempt to explain what is the will of God (how He wants His commands to be carried out).
*Regarding the (sad) fate of the false teachers of the first six generations of rabbinic Judaism – that lied about and rejected our Messiah – and the false teachers of the last six eras of rabbinic teaching (יהדות רבנית): Read about them in the Messiah’s six meshalim: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
*The last six eras of rabbinism are: the Tannaim (תנאים-“repeaters;” “teachers” of the substitute oral law), Amoraim (אמוראים), Savoraim (סבוראים) Geonim (גאונים), Rishonim (ראשונים), and (now) the Acharonim (אחרונים-“last ones”).
Prophetically what does this mean?
Prophetically this means: from the first to the sixth century (CE) there were six generations of Tannaim; and from their time to today’s era of the Acharonim there have been six eras of rabbinism. The Tannaim sages could have been the first of Israel to accept the Messiah. Sadly, they rejected him. If only they had received the Messiah the kingdom of Adonai would have already come to earth two millennia ago. Then the Golden Age of Israel and the International Commonwealth of Israel would already exist on earth today.
However, since these rulers of ours chose to reject the Messiah the nation of Israel was not restored and the Golden Age of Israel and the International Commonwealth of Israel did not come into existence. Sadly this happened because our leaders refused to believe in the Messiah of God and most importantly: in so doing they rejected the gift of the true Oral Torah of the Spirit which is the Indwelling Presence of the Holy One!
So it will continue to be, until another second Elijah to come shall appear in modern Israel.
However, it is written that ‘now,’ unlike before: when the next Elijah to come appears in Israel this time our people will (as a nation and as a people) all hear, understand, and obey his voice. At that blessed time:
The Head of the Grace of Adonai will be restored to the body of the prophets of Israel and all Israel will be saved!
Only when the message (besorah) of the Chesed (Grace) of God is acknowledged by our people (Israel) will the dead, dry, lifeless body of Judaism regenerate, resurrect, and arise into the full supernatural newness of life that our heavenly Father (God) intends. Only then will Messiah appear as the Messiah ben David to “drink with us the Cup of Restoration” in the kingdom of Adonai and then all Israel will be saved!