PARASHAS SHEMOS

THE KEY IS SHABBOS

Adam was created for the highest mission, to “fill the earth and conquer it and rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the heavens and every living being swarming on the earth” (Gen. 1:28). But Adam fell from his mission, and instead of “tending and guarding” the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:15), he was driven out to become slave to the earth: “With the sweat of your brow you will eat bread.” (Gen. 3:19).

The only way for the Children of Adam to escape this servitude is through the Shabbos, which each week releases man from slavery to the material world and the battle for survival, lifting him above it to the world of DAAS, the knowledge and awareness of G-d.

Thus when Moses first went into Pharaoh, his initial request was that the Children of Israel should have a holiday from their slavery: “Let us please go for a journey of three days into the wilderness, and there we will sacrifice to HaShem our G-d” (Ex. 5:3).

Pharaoh’s immediate reaction was to resist the idea: “Why are you disturbing the people from their labors, go back to your tasks. You are causing them to cease from their tasks” (Ex. 5:5). The Hebrew for “you are disturbing” is taPhRiyOO, containing the word PHARAOH — as if Moses and Aaron are the tyrants. The Hebrew for “You are causing them to cease” is ve-hiSHBATem, containing the word SHABBOS. Pharaoh’s scheme for preventing DAAS spreading from the head, Moses, to the Children of Israel, the body, was to make the Children of Israel so busy with this-worldliness that they would not have TIME to be aware of G-d. And indeed the Children of Israel became so wearied by their intensified servitude on the threshold of redemption that “they did not listen to Moses because of shortness of spirit and hard work” (Gen. 6:9).

Moses had to legislate the Shabbos because there is a wicked force in man — Pharaoh — that will not allow him to rest from the world until he must by law! Shabbos was the first commandment given to the Children of Israel directly after their entry into the wilderness following the crossing of the Red Sea (Rashi on Ex. 15:25). Shabbos — SHEVITA, the willful cessation of and resting from MELACHAH, deliberate, manipulative labor — is the very key to man’s freedom from the tyranny of this world.

Mar Yah Is Come

From Netzari Faith Aramaic Covenants

Mat 1:23 "Look, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a bar. 
They shall call his name Amanuil;" which is translated, "Allaha with us." 

Behold, a virgin  shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which, being interpreted, is, God with us — Not that He was to have this for a proper name (like “Yeshua”), but that He should come to be known in this character, as God manifested in the flesh, and the living bond of holy and most intimate fellowship between God and men from now on and for ever.

Netzarim Beni Eashoa

First and foremost the Netzarim are NOT Christian, It’s NOT a play on words and NOT Noahides or Karites, But the Restored original (1st­ century pre-Christian) B’nai Netzarim Ha’Derech of historical Ribi Eashoa before the Roman Hellenist Apostasy of 135CE.

The Netzari are the followers of Eashoa and mentioned numerous times in Scripture.  Notable verses include:

(1) Isaiah 11:1 Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Netzer (Branch) shall grow out of his roots.
Our Savior, Eashoa haMoshiach, is the Netzer in our understanding.

(2) Matthew (Mattyah) 2:23. “He will be called a  Netzari (Nazoraios).
We here learn that the Savior was a Netzari.

(3) Acts (Ma’asei) 24:5. (Tertullus the Lawyer is speaking to Festus the Governor:) “This man Paul is a troublemaker. … He is a ringleader of the Netzari (Nazoraion) sect.”And here we learn that those who followed Paul were Netzari.  But look –

(4) Acts (Ma’asei) 11:26. It was at Antioch that the disciples were first called “Christians”. Netzari ≠ Christian. Antioch was a pagan city.  It was populated by Greeks. “Christian” means “Smeared One.” This title was probably not complimentary, but meant as an insult, and is only mentioned as an aside ∗. The Savior and his disciples were Israelites and spoke the language of Israel. But “Christian” is a Greek word; one that the disciples would never use, though pagan Greeks would.  “Christian” is found only three times in the Greek Scriptures. It is not found at all in the Scriptures of the Israelite language.

Nazorean, Nazarene, or following the sect of the Nazarenes mentioned in Mattyah (Matthew) 2:23 and. Netzer means “branch” Yeshayahu (Isaiah 11:1).  It also means guardian or keeper, as in “keeper of the Torah,” the commandments of Father Yahweh.

Netzarim Believers do not emphasize theology or doctrine as the standard of “Faith”, but righteous character and the action of true Faith. Torah observance by Faith is action demonstrating the anointing of the Ruach HaKodesh (Set-Apart Spirit). If one says they have Faith, but has NO love for Torah, their Faith is vanity.

 Ya‛aqob 1:22-25 And become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 

Ya’aqob 2:18 Yes, a man will say, “You have faith, and I have worked. “Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith. 

aside (not comparable). To or on one side so as to be out of the way. [quotations▽]. a remark that is not directly related to the main topic of discussion.

Only One

Our Messiah must go through many physical sufferings before He can be the atonement for our souls. What factual questions need to be asked about our Messiah? To explore these questions and find the truth is no shame, for God himself has put forth His truth so we would not be misled in any way. That is why we have the Bible, the truest book ever written.

What must the Messiah do in order for us to know that he is the Messiah?

He must suffer for our sins as the prophet Isaiah foretold in the Bible:

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” The Book of Isaiah 53:5

Does the Bible tell us where on his body he will be wounded?

His hands and feet will be pierced:

“And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.” The Book of Zechariah 13:6

“For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.” The Book of Psalms 22:16

His back and face will be smitten:

“I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.” The Book of Isaiah 50:6

“Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.” The Book of Micah 5:1

Not one bone in His body shall be broken:

“He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.” The Book of Psalms 34:20

In Bible prophecy the Messiah is beaten so badly that His appearance is disfigured more than any man!

“As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:” The Book of Isaiah 52:14

What else must the Messiah endure to fulfill Bible prophecy?

The Bible teaches that God will give Him to be the flawless and perfect sacrifice for our sins:

“He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.” The Book of Isaiah 53:8-10

“Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors: and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” The Book of Isaiah 53:12

He will be resurrected after 3 days:

“After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.” The Book of Hosea 6:2

Has there ever in history been a man that has fulfilled all these requirements?

Yes, there was such a man – he fulfilled each and every messianic prophecy.

His hands and feet were pierced:

“And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.” The Book of Luke 23:33

His back and face were smitten:

“Then Pilate therefore took Yeshua, and scourged him.” The Book of John 19:1

“And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshiped him.” The Book of Mark 15:19

“And the men that held Yeshua mocked him, and smote him. And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?” The Book of Luke 22:63-64

Not one bone in His body was broke:

“But when they came to Yeshua, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water…For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.” The Book of John 19:33-34, 36

Messiah rose three days after his crucifixion:

“And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” The Book of 1 Corinthians 15:4

Many messiahs have come and gone, but only the true Messiah has come, has died, and has been raised from the dead.

What must I do to receive the promises of the Messiah?

“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Yeshua Messiah.” The Book of John 1:17

“And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.” The Book of Acts 13:39

“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;” The Book of Acts 3:19

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Yeshua, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” The Book of Romans 10:9

Repent and pray – ask the Messiah, the Lord Yeshua Messiah into your heart, and you will be given life eternal!

 

Did Jesus Contradict the Torah’s Commandments?

Bible teachers often make a simple mistake of presenting the teachings of Yeshua in antithesis to the Torah of Moses. Since we assume that the Gospel replaced the Torah (and that the New Covenant replaced the Old Covenant), we misread the teaching of Yeshua to support that wrong assumption. We mistakenly suppose that Yeshua came to replace the Torah, or at least to correct it.

Yeshua’s Sermon on the Mount contains six short expositions in which the Master introduced a commandment of Torah saying, “You have heard that it was said …” after which He added, “But I say to you …” Theologians refer to the teachings in Matthew 5:21-48 as the six antithesis statements. That is to say that Yeshua introduced an old, obsolete commandment of the Torah and then contradicted it with His new teaching in “antithesis” to the original. According to this interpretation, Yeshua replaced the Torah with His own, new commandments.For example:

You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.” But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment. (Matthew 5:21-22)

The Greek and English language translations of the Master’s words heighten the sense of antithesis by translating Yeshua as saying, “But I say to you.” In the Hebrew or Aramaic spoken by the Master, the common conjunction does not necessarily indicate antithesis. A better translation of the Semitic idiom might be, “You have heard that it was said … and I say to you …”

This common formula from rabbinic teaching never introduces a contradiction to the Torah. Instead, the rabbi who speaks this way introduces an elucidation of the Torah. It’s a common form of rabbinic rhetoric to open a new teaching with the words, “You have heard” or the words “It is said” followed by “And I say to you.” The first statement means, “Up until now, you have understood this passage to mean such and such.” Then the second phrase, ‘And I say to you,’ presents the rabbi’s new insight or new explanation of the passage just quoted.

When we understand Rabbi Yeshua’s teaching from this perspective, it is clear that the so-called “antithesis statements” are not contradictions to the commandments in the Torah. Instead, Yeshua offered fresh interpretations of the commandments. He expounded upon the text of Torah like any rabbi of His day by revealing the Torah’s intentions and working out its implications. Far from contradicting the Torah or abolishing it, He fulfilled it by dispelling misconceptions and establishing its core principles all the firmer.