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Crosses Everywhere

When I became a Jewish believer in Jesus I recognized HIM on the Cross and accepted His death in exchange for mine. Later I understood that in order to be HIS Follower I needed to take up my own Cross in this life filled with storms. Then, as I looked at His Cross I saw myself on the Cross next to HIM.

Today as a believer for 32 years at the age of 70, I see myself held tightly in the arms of Jesus. I have become part of HIS Cross and I no longer carry mine.
He … knew my name in Eternity Past
He … knew my story in Eternity Past
I … was on His mind when He Died

HE IS RISEN and because HE HAS….so will I.
Remember and Share HIS Story ! ! !
IN HIM i found me

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Blogiversary & Testimony

blogiversary.pngHappy blogiversary to my blog!

Thank you very much for following and for all the likes. It’s really very much appreciated. A special thanks and acknowledgment to Kae Bucher from https://bucketsonabarefootbeach.com/ For some kool recipes, check out https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/

It’s been almost a year since I made my first 3 blogposts. A couple of months before I started blogging, I’d noticed many testimonies from Jewish believers in Yeshua on Youtube from 1 particular channel. I’ve seen a handful of testimonies over the years, but never these many.  I felt this intense need to also share in this; and to share about the biblical truth regarding the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua Mashiach (The Messiah). So, I started this blog. I say my first 3 posts because as I was new to blogging and WordPress, I thought about what to post about. I remembered what the Torah (ADONAI’S instructions) say about 2 or 3 witnesses. So, I posted 3 videos of my favourite testimonies from Jewish believers in Yeshua. That was a start….

I’ve been a believer in Yeshua Mashiach since 2002 . Before 2002, it was almost like I was “blind”. I had no idea. I just didn’t see nor understand anything about the Bible, Yeshua etc. Nothing. A couple of years before, in 1998, I was living in London, UK at the time. I made an attempt to search for a higher divine figure, but I was disappointed by what was presented to me. I didn’t feel nor experience anything in man made religions nor astrology. So, I didn’t pursue it further.

However, 1 night in early February 2002, my life changed. My eyes were opened, I rediscovered my Jewishness and this set me on a path to find the Jewish Messiah. At first, I thought I should focus on Orthodox  Judaism, but I was very cautious. You don’t just radically change your life just like that. It’s only logical that you have to test it and be sure. I decided to start by reading the Word of God and the Book of Genesis. I took a Bible and I really read this for the first time.  This Book is alive and I kept reading (and I’m still reading the Word of God every week). But, I had questions.

Later in 2002, I was a final year undergraduate student and I met a middle eastern looking man, an Israeli (same age as me) at a social gathering one evening. He was a friend of a friend of a friend (you know how it is). There was something about him. He was probably the most Jewish person I’ve ever met in my life, a Hebrew speaking Israeli, who was studying at the same university. As I was going through this transitional phase from a non believer to a believer, I had alot of questions. After this initial meeting, we met again one day on campus. We were both waiting for our classes. During this conversion, we discussed various things,  but for some reason ( I was quite direct (very tachles) I asked him whether he believed in Jesus (as I didn’t know the name Yeshua at the time). I don’t know why I asked this as Jews don’t believe in Yeshua…right?…right?…WRONG! He confirmed that he, his sister, parents and maternal grandfather were all believers in Yeshua and there were others. He explained that they emigrated from Israel as it was difficult being a believer and living in Israel. This testimony answered my questions. I placed my belief in Yeshua and I also started to keep ADONAI’s appointed times from that year onwards. (Also later in 2002, a family member who has visited Israel many times, also confirmed that there are Jews in Israel who believe in Yeshua and she also believe in Yeshua)

Since then, my life changed. It’s completely changed. It’s not a good nor great feeling…it’s is an “absolutely fabulous, amazing, super, out of this world, divine, pure, unbelievably shalom, beyond a natural high, peace at heart and mind, words can’t describe it” type of feeling.  I mean, if you are attending a group, congregation, temple, church (whatever you want to call it) and you are wondering why you are there, then you are at the wrong place. Instead, read the Word of God, pray in the name of Yeshua and experience 100% pure ADONAI. Find out the truth for yourself. It’s free.

To conclude: ADONAI is real! Yeshua is real! The Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) is Real! and you can be Jewish and believe in Yeshua. Afterall, Yeshua is Jewish! He is the King of IsraeL, AND the King of both Jew and Gentile. We are together part of the olive tree. Man made religion isn’t a true representation of ADONAI. Actually, it is completely false. Man made religion is similar to junk food. It looks good, but it’s really bad for you.  I was / am a sinner but I can see the strong Right hand of ADONAI working in my life many times over. HE has helped me out difficult situations & times, given me everything and more. I don’t deserve this grace, such love.

Life is really about this concept: we should walk with ADONAI, praise HIM, fear HIM, talk to HIM (through Yeshua) and follow HIS instructions. ADONAI, the Almighty Living God of Israel will show you amazing things.

I hope this will help you (whomever you are and your background) to find Yeshua Mashiach (the Messiah). Salvation and ADONAI’S instructions (Torah) have been sent out from Israel to everyone and are coming back to the Jews now.

This is my favourite testimony.

 

 

 

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Yeshua discussed the destruction of the Temple: 17th of Tammuz / Shiv’ah Asar b’Tammuz / שבעה עשר בתמוז‎‎

In Matthew 24: 1 and 2 (CJB), we read that “[a]s Yeshua left the Temple and was going away, his talmidim came and called his attention to its buildings.  But he answered them, “You see all these? Yes! I tell you, they will be totally destroyed — not a single stone will be left standing!”.

Earlier this week, it was the 17th of Tammuz known as Shivah Asar B’Tammuz, is the start of a three-week mourning period for the destruction of Jerusalem and the two Holy Temples. The walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans, in the year 69, after a lengthy siege. (Three weeks later, after the Jews put up a valiant struggle, the Romans destroyed the second Holy Temple on the 9th of Av.) An historical account of the bloody conflict could be found in Josephus (Wars V, VI). The Temple was destroyed on the 10th day of the 5th month, according to Jewish tradition — ironically, the same day of the year upon which Nebuchadnezzar had burned down the first temple, some 656 years earlier!

Although, this period isn’t part of the biblical feasts or appointed times, what is important to note that Yeshua prophesied about this event approximately 40 years before the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. Yeshua prophesied about near future and far future events (these far future events are possibly applicable to our times – if you read further in Matthew 24 and Mark 13). I will blog about these at a later date.

Whereas the 17th of Tammuz and the three week period are a day and period of sorrow and mourning; for us believers in Yeshua, it should be a period of joy as Yeshua rebuilt the Temple (i.e his body) within 3 days (John 2:19).

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The dry bones

In memory of the millions of holocaust victims!
Out of the ashes, these dry bones regained hope, dignity and new life  by the establishment of the State of Israel! Salvation through Yeshua the Messiah has only reached a remnant of Israelis and we pray that all Israel will be saved (as stated in Romans 11: 26).
Ezekiel 37:
1 With the hand of ADONAI upon me, ADONAI carried me out by his Spirit and set me down in the middle of the valley, and it was full of bones.
2 He had me pass by all around them – there were so many bones lying in the valley, and they were so dry!
3 He asked me, “Human being, can these bones live?” I answered, “Adonai ELOHIM! Only you know that!”
4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones! Say to them, ‘Dry bones! Hear what ADONAI has to say!
5 To these bones Adonai ELOHIM says, “I will make breath enter you, and you will live.
6 I will attach ligaments to you, make flesh grow on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you. You will live, and you will know that I am ADONAI.”‘”
7 So I prophesied as ordered; and while I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound; it was the bones coming together, each bone in its proper place.
8 As I watched, ligaments grew on them, flesh appeared and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them.
9 Next he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath! Prophesy, human being! Say to the breath that Adonai ELOHIM says, ‘Come from the four winds, breath; and breathe on these slain, so that they can live.'”
10 So I prophesied as ordered, and the breath came into them, and they were alive! They stood up on their feet, a huge army!
11 Then he said to me, “Human being! These bones are the whole house of Isra’el; and they are saying, ‘Our bones have dried up, our hope is gone, and we are completely cut off.’
12 Therefore prophesy; say to them that Adonai ELOHIM says, ‘My people! I will open your graves and make you get up out of your graves, and I will bring you into the land of Isra’el.
13 Then you will know that I am ADONAI – when I have opened your graves and made you get up out of your graves, my people!
14 I will put my Spirit in you; and you will be alive. Then I will place you in your own land; and you will know that I, ADONAI, have spoken, and that I have done it,’ says ADONAI.”
15 The word of ADONAI came to me:
16 “You, human being, take one stick and write on it, ‘For Y’hudah and those joined with him [among] the people of Isra’el.’ Next, take another stick and write on it, ‘For Yosef, the stick of Efrayim, and all the house of Isra’el who are joined with him.’
17 Finally, bring them together into a single stick, so that they become one in your hand.
18 When your people ask you what all this means,
19 tell them that Adonai ELOHIM says this: ‘I will take the stick of Yosef, which is in the hand of Efrayim, together with the tribes of Isra’el who are joined with him, and put them together with the stick of Y’hudah and make them a single stick, so that they become one in my hand.’
20 The sticks on which you write are to be in your hand as they watch.
21 Then say to them that Adonai ELOHIM says: ‘I will take the people of Isra’el from among the nations where they have gone and gather them from every side and bring them back to their own land.

22 I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Isra’el; and one king will be king for all of them. They will no longer be two nations, and they will never again be divided into two kingdoms.

23 “‘They will never again defile themselves with their idols, their detestable things, or any of their transgressions; but I will save them from all the places where they have been living and sinning; and I will cleanse them, so that they will be my people, and I will be their God.

24 My servant David will be king over them, and all of them will have one shepherd; they will live by my rulings and keep and observe my regulations.

25 They will live in the land I gave to Ya’akov my servant, where your ancestors lived; they will live there – they, their children, and their grandchildren, forever; and David my servant will be their leader forever.
26 I will make a covenant of peace with them, an everlasting covenant. I will give to them, increase their numbers, and set my sanctuary among them forever.
27 My home will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people.
28 The nations will know that I am ADONAI, who sets Isra’el apart as holy, when my sanctuary is with them forever.'”
John 1: 45 – 49:
45 Philip found Natan’el and told him, “We’ve found the one that Moshe wrote about in the Torah, also the Prophets — it’s Yeshua Ben-Yosef from Natzeret!”
46 Natan’el answered him, “Natzeret? Can anything good come from there?” “Come and see,” Philip said to him.
47 Yeshua saw Natan’el coming toward him and remarked about him, “Here’s a true son of Isra’el — nothing false in him!”
48 Natan’el said to him, “How do you know me?” Yeshua answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”

49 Natan’el said, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Isra’el!”

ישוע חי

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Whom shall I fear?

Sherzad Suleiman was captured by extremists in Iraq. Guess what happened (4:48 of video)

Psalm / Tehillim 27:1

The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

א  לְדָוִד:    יְהוָה, אוֹרִי וְיִשְׁעִי–מִמִּי אִירָא;
יְהוָה מָעוֹז-חַיַּי,    מִמִּי אֶפְחָד.

 

All Glory to our Messiah ,Yeshua ha Mashiach!

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68 Years and 7 months ago…

68 years and 7 months ago, the State of Israel was established on 14 May 1948. This was the beginning of the physical restoration of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel as prophesied in the Bible. Please pray for their spiritual restoration to the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua. Please also pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

For us, believers in Yeshua, we absolutely know that God is with us (Immanuel).

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Yom Kippur יום הכיפורים

Good luck during the fast! For this Yom Kippur 5777/2016 I’m reflecting on 2 sections:

Psalm/ Tehillim 110

1 A psalm of David: ADONAI says to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”
2 ADONAI will send your powerful scepter out from Tziyon, so that you will rule over your enemies around you.
3 On the day your forces mobilize, your people willingly offer themselves in holy splendors from the womb of the dawn; the dew of your youth is yours.
4 ADONAI has sworn it, and he will never retract -“You are a cohen forever, to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.”
5Adonai at your right hand will shatter kings on the day of his anger.
6 He will pass judgment among the nations, filling it with dead bodies; he will shatter heads throughout an extensive territory.
7 He will drink from a stream as he goes on his way; therefore he will hold his head high.
Hebrews / Messianic Jews 5 to 10
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1 For every cohen gadol taken from among men is appointed to act on people’s behalf with regard to things concerning God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
2He can deal gently with the ignorant and with those who go astray, since he too is subject to weakness.
3 Also, because of this weakness, he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as those of the people.
4 And no one takes this honor upon himself, rather, he is called by God, just as Aharon was.
5 So neither did the Messiah glorify himself to become cohen gadol; rather, it was the One who said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.”
6 Also, as he says in another place, “You are a cohen forever, to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.”
7During Yeshua’s life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions, crying aloud and shedding tears, to the One who had the power to deliver him from death; and he was heard because of his godliness.
8 Even though he was the Son, he learned obedience through his sufferings.
9 And after he had been brought to the goal, he became the source of eternal deliverance to all who obey him,
10 since he had been proclaimed by God as a cohen gadol to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.
11We have much to say about this subject, but it is hard to explain, because you have become sluggish in understanding.
12 For although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the very first principles of God’s Word all over again! You need milk, not solid food!
13 Anyone who has to drink milk is still a baby, without experience in applying the Word about righteousness.
14 But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by continuous exercise to distinguish good from evil.
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1 For every cohen gadol taken from among men is appointed to act on people’s behalf with regard to things concerning God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
2He can deal gently with the ignorant and with those who go astray, since he too is subject to weakness.
3 Also, because of this weakness, he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as those of the people.
4 And no one takes this honor upon himself, rather, he is called by God, just as Aharon was.
5 So neither did the Messiah glorify himself to become cohen gadol; rather, it was the One who said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.”
6 Also, as he says in another place, “You are a cohen forever, to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.”
7During Yeshua’s life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions, crying aloud and shedding tears, to the One who had the power to deliver him from death; and he was heard because of his godliness.
8 Even though he was the Son, he learned obedience through his sufferings.
9 And after he had been brought to the goal, he became the source of eternal deliverance to all who obey him,
10 since he had been proclaimed by God as a cohen gadol to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.
11We have much to say about this subject, but it is hard to explain, because you have become sluggish in understanding.
12 For although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the very first principles of God’s Word all over again! You need milk, not solid food!
13 Anyone who has to drink milk is still a baby, without experience in applying the Word about righteousness.
14 But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by continuous exercise to distinguish good from evil.
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1 This Malki-Tzedek, king of Shalem, a cohen of God Ha’Elyon, met Avraham on his way back from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him;
2 also Avraham gave him a tenth of everything. Now first of all, by translation of his name, he is “king of righteousness”; and then he is also king of Shalem, which means “king of peace.”
3There is no record of his father, mother, ancestry, birth or death; rather, like the Son of God, he continues as a cohen for all time.
4 Just think how great he was! Even the Patriarch Avraham gave him a tenth of the choicest spoils.
5 Now the descendants of Levi who became cohanim have a commandment in the Torah to take a tenth of the income of the people, that is, from their own brothers, despite the fact that they too are descended from Avraham.
6 But Malki-Tzedek, even though he was not descended from Levi, took a tenth from Avraham. Also, he blessed Avraham, the man who received God’s promises;
7 and it is beyond all dispute that the one who blesses has higher status than the one who receives the blessing.
8Moreover, in the case of the cohanim, the tenth is received by men who die; while in the case of Malki-Tzedek, it is received by someone who is testified to be still alive.
9 One might go even further and say that Levi, who himself receives tenths, paid a tenth through Avraham;
10 inasmuch as he was still in his ancestor Avraham’s body when Malki-Tzedek met him.
11 Therefore, if it had been possible to reach the goal through the system of cohanim derived from Levi (since in connection with it, the people were given the Torah), what need would there have been for another, different kind of cohen, the one spoken of as to be compared with Malki-Tzedek and not to be compared with Aharon?
12 For if the system of cohanim is transformed, there must of necessity occur a transformation of Torah.
13 The one about whom these things are said belongs to another tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar;
14 for everyone knows that our Lord arose out of Y’hudah, and that Moshe said nothing about this tribe when he spoke about cohanim.
15 It becomes even clearer if a “different kind of cohen,” one like Malki-Tzedek, arises,
16 one who became a cohen not by virtue of a rule in the Torah concerning physical descent, but by virtue of the power of an indestructible life.
17 For it is stated, “You are a cohen FOREVER, to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.”
18 Thus, on the one hand, the earlier rule is set aside because of its weakness and inefficacy
19 (for the Torah did not bring anything to the goal); and, on the other hand, a hope of something better is introduced, through which we are drawing near to God.
20 What is more, God swore an oath. For no oath was sworn in connection with those who become cohanim now;
21 but Yeshua became a cohen by the oath which God swore when he said to him, “ADONAI has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a cohen forever.'”
22 Also this shows how much better is the covenant of which Yeshua has become guarantor.
23 Moreover, the present cohanim are many in number, because they are prevented by death from continuing in office.
24 But because he lives forever, his position as cohen does not pass on to someone else;
25 and consequently, he is totally able to deliver those who approach God through him; since he is alive forever and thus forever able to intercede on their behalf.
26 This is the kind of cohen gadol that meets our need – holy, without evil, without stain, set apart from sinners and raised higher than the heavens;
27 one who does not have the daily necessity, like the other cohanim g’dolim, of offering up sacrifices first for their own sins and only then for those of the people; because he offered one sacrifice, once and for all, by offering up himself.
28 For the Torah appoints as cohanim g’dolim men who have weakness; but the text which speaks about the swearing of the oath, a text written later than the Torah, appoints a Son who has been brought to the goal forever.
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1 Here is the whole point of what we have been saying: we do have just such a cohen gadol as has been described. And he does sit at the right hand of HaG’dulah in heaven.d
2 There he serves in the Holy Place, that is, in the true Tent of Meeting, the one erected not by human beings but by ADONAI.
3 For every cohen gadol is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; so this cohen gadol too has to have something he can offer.
4 Now if he were on earth, he wouldn’t be a cohen at all, since there already are cohanim offering the gifts required by the Torah.
5 But what they are serving is only a copy and shadow of the heavenly original; for when Moshe was about to erect the Tent, God warned him, “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern you were shown on the mountain.”
6 But now the work Yeshua has been given to do is far superior to theirs, just as the covenant he mediates is better. For this covenant has been given as Torah on the basis of better promises.
7 Indeed, if the first covenant had not given ground for faultfinding, there would have been no need for a second one.
8 For God does find fault with the people when he says, “‘See! The days are coming,’ says ADONAI, ‘when I will establish over the house of Isra’el and over the house of Y’hudah a new covenant.
9“‘It will not be like the covenant which I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by their hand and led them forth out of the land of Egypt; because they, for their part, did not remain faithful to my covenant; so I, for my part, stopped concerning myself with them,’ says ADONAI.
10 “‘For this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Isra’el after those days,’ says ADONAI: ‘I will put my Torah in their minds and write it on their hearts; I will be their God, and they will be my people.
11 “‘None of them will teach his fellow-citizen or his brother, saying, “Know ADONAI!” For all will know me, from the least of them to the greatest,
12because I will be merciful toward their wickednesses and remember their sins no more.'”f
13 By using the term, “new,” he has made the first covenant “old”; and something being made old, something in the process of aging, is on its way to vanishing altogether.
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1 Now the first covenant had both regulations for worship and a Holy Place here on earth.
2 A tent was set up, the outer one, which was called the Holy Place; in it were the menorah, the table and the Bread of the Presence.
3 Behind the second parokhet was a tent called the Holiest Place,
4 which had the golden altar for burning incense and the Ark of the Covenant, entirely covered with gold. In the Ark were the gold jar containing the man, Aharon’s rod that sprouted and the stone Tablets of the Covenant;
5 and above it were the k’ruvim representing the Sh’khinah, casting their shadow on the lid of the Ark – but now is not the time to discuss these things in detail.
6 With things so arranged, the cohanim go into the outer tent all the time to discharge their duties;
7 but only the cohen hagadol enters the inner one; and he goes in only once a year, and he must always bring blood, which he offers both for himself and for the sins committed in ignorance by the people.
8 By this arrangement, the Ruach HaKodesh showed that so long as the first Tent had standing, the way into the Holiest Place was still closed.
9 This symbolizes the present age and indicates that the conscience of the person performing the service cannot be brought to the goal by the gifts and sacrifices he offers.
10 For they involve only food and drink and various ceremonial washings – regulations concerning the outward life, imposed until the time for God to reshape the whole structure.
11 But when the Messiah appeared as cohen gadol of the good things that are happening already, then, through the greater and more perfect Tent which is not man-made (that is, it is not of this created world),
12 he entered the Holiest Place once and for all. And he entered not by means of the blood of goats and calves, but by means of his own blood, thus setting people free forever.
13 For if sprinkling ceremonially unclean persons with the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer restores their outward purity;
14 then how much more the blood of the Messiah, who, through the eternal Spirit, offered himself to God as a sacrifice without blemish, will purify our conscience from works that lead to death, so that we can serve the living God!
15 It is because of this death that he is mediator of a new covenant [or will].g Because a death has occurred which sets people free from the transgressions committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promised eternal inheritance.
16 For where there is a will, there must necessarily be produced evidence of its maker’s death,
17 since a will goes into effect only upon death; it never has force while its maker is still alive.
18 This is why the first covenant too was inaugurated with blood.
19 After Moshe had proclaimed every command of the Torah to all the people, he took the blood of the calves with some water and used scarlet wool and hyssop to sprinkle both the scroll itself and all the people;
20 and he said, “This is the blood of the covenant which God has ordained for you.”h
21 Likewise, he sprinkled with the blood both the Tent and all the things used in its ceremonies.
22 In fact, according to the Torah, almost everything is purified with blood; indeed, without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
23 Now this is how the copies of the heavenly things had to be purified, but the heavenly things themselves require better sacrifices than these.
24For the Messiah has entered a Holiest Place which is not man-made and merely a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, in order to appear now on our behalf in the very presence of God.
25 Further, he did not enter heaven to offer himself over and over again, like the cohen hagadol who enters the Holiest Place year after year with blood that is not his own;
26 for then he would have had to suffer death many times – from the founding of the universe on. But as it is, he has appeared once at the end of the ages in order to do away with sin through the sacrifice of himself.
27Just as human beings have to die once, but after this comes judgment,
28 so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, i will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to deliver those who are eagerly waiting for him.
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1 For the Torah has in it a shadow of the good things to come, but not the actual manifestation of the originals. Therefore, it can never, by means of the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, bring to the goal those who approach the Holy Place to offer them.
2 Otherwise, wouldn’t the offering of those sacrifices have ceased? For if the people performing the service had been cleansed once and for all, they would no longer have sins on their conscience.
3 No, it is quite the contrary – in these sacrifices is a reminder of sins, year after year.
4 For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.
5 This is why, on coming into the world, he says, “It has not been your will to have an animal sacrifice and a meal offering; rather, you have prepared for me a body.
6 No, you have not been pleased with burnt offerings and sin offerings.
7 Then I said, ‘Look! In the scroll of the book it is written about me. I have come to do your will.'”
8 In saying first, “You neither willed nor were pleased with animal sacrifices, meal offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings,” things which are offered in accordance with the Torah;
9 and then, “Look, I have come to do your will”; he takes away the first system in order to set up the second.
10 It is in connection with this will that we have been separated for God and made holy, once and for all, through the offering of Yeshua the Messiah’s body.
11 Now every cohen stands every day doing his service, offering over and over the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
12 But this one, after he had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, sat down at the right hand of God,
13 from then on to wait until his enemies be made a footstool for his feet.
14 For by a single offering he has brought to the goal for all time those who are being set apart for God and made holy.
15 And the Ruach HaKodesh too bears witness to us; for after saying,
16 ” ‘This is the covenant which I will make with them after those days,’ says ADONAI: ‘I will put my Torah on their hearts, and write it on their minds . . . ,’ ”
17 he then adds, ” ‘And their sins and their wickednesses I will remember no more.’ ”
18 Now where there is forgiveness for these, an offering for sins is no longer needed.
19 So, brothers, we have confidence to use the way into the Holiest Place opened by the blood of Yeshua.
20 He inaugurated it for us as a new and living way through the parokhet, by means of his flesh.
21 We also have a great cohen over God’s household.
22 Therefore, let us approach the Holiest Place with a sincere heart, in the full assurance that comes from trusting – with our hearts sprinkled clean from a bad conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us continue holding fast to the hope we acknowledge, without wavering; for the One who made the promise is trustworthy.
24 And let us keep paying attention to one another, in order to spur each other on to love and good deeds,
25 not neglecting our own congregational meetings, as some have made a practice of doing, but, rather, encouraging each other. And let us do this all the more as you see the Day approaching.
26 For if we deliberately continue to sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
27 but only the terrifying prospect of Judgment, of raging fire that will consume the enemies.
28 Someone who disregards the Torah of Moshe is put to death without mercy on the word of two or three witnesses.p
29 Think how much worse will be the punishment deserved by someone who has trampled underfoot the Son of God; who has treated as something common the blood of the covenantq which made him holy; and who has insulted the Spirit, giver of God’s grace!
30 For the One we know is the One who said, “Vengeance is my responsibility; I will repay,” and then said, “ADONAI will judge his people.”
31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!
32 But remember the earlier days, when, after you had received the light, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings.
33 Sometimes you were publicly disgraced and persecuted, while at other times you stood loyally by those who were treated this way.
34 For you shared the sufferings of those who had been put in prison. Also when your possessions were seized, you accepted it gladly; since you knew that what you possessed was better and would last forever.
35 So don’t throw away that courage of yours, which carries with it such a great reward.
36For you need to hold out; so that, by having done what God wills, you may receive what he has promised.
37 For “There is so, so little time! The One coming will indeed come, he will not delay.
38 But the person who is righteous will live his life by trusting, and if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.”
39 However, we are not the kind who shrink back and are destroyed; on the contrary, we keep trusting and thus preserve our lives!