Posts Tagged Yahshua
Well, not so fast amigos. What the Ranger would like to do is to illustrate what Yahweh has to say about the matter. I mean, it would seem to be fairly reasonable to assume that Yahweh would want us to know the truth of the matter. Right?
For those who are interested, how about hopping on the trail of truth with the Ranger to investigate the matter.
Was there actually any scriptural basis for the extreme hatred of Yahushua by these religious leaders resulting in their wanting Yahushua dead?
To those religious leaders who were eventually responsible for Yahushua’s conviction and death sentence, the messiah had this to say:
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)
Are there any facts to indicate that Yahushua did in fact commit the scriptural crime of “blasphemy” thereby justifying his execution?
If you’re interesting in finding the answers you might want to join the Ranger and hop on the trail of truth to begin the investigation.
Seems like a simple conclusion but is this the truth of the matter?
Why was there such extraordinary anger and hostility directed toward Yahushua the messiah by the religious leaders?
Could it be that there was something else going on with Yahushua that led to his unlawful murder?
Could that “something else” have something to do with Yahushua using the sacred name Yahweh?
If you’re interested in finding out amigos, just continue reading by hopping on the trail of truth with the Ranger.
We know that during the first century C.E. the people of Judaea and Galilee were strictly prohibited from speaking the name Yahweh by the religious leaders.
Was Yahushua in agreement with this prohibition or did he see the situation quite differently?
If you’re interested in discovering the truth of the matter then the Ranger suggests you proceed to hop on the trail of truth to find out.
Some may even cite as proof of this notion the third commandment in Scriptures.
You shall not take the name of Yahweh your eloahi to worthlessness; for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes his name to worthlessness. (Exodus 20:7)
On the other hand, there would seem to be contradictions in Scriptures if one were to suppress usage of the sacred name Yahweh.
So how and when did the concept of the “Ineffable Name” doctrine come about?
If you’re interested in finding out, then join the Ranger on the trail of truth to explore the details.
If you’re still entertaining the idea of having evolved from some swamp mud that was hit by lightning, then the Ranger suggests you check out the I.D. Stuff page right away.
Don’t want your mind wandering too much in the wrong direction amigos.
The Ranger has added a new page, titled Yahweh’s Calendar, that contains the dates for the balance of Yahweh’s sacred days for this year.
Be sure to check it out amigos!
It can also be demonstrated beyond any doubt that the sacred name was revealed by Yahweh to the patriarchs Abraham, Isaak, and Jacob and was utilized by their households.
How then is it possible that a popular interpretation—which contends that Yahweh never revealed his name to Abraham, Isaak, or Jacob and that it was only first revealed to Moses—can be used to offset the entire book of Genesis and numerous other verses throughout the Scriptures?
The Ranger invites you to investigate this seeming contradiction in Scriptures by embarking on the trail of truth to discover the facts of the matter.
Who was it that spoke to Moses and said, “I am the eloahi of your fathers, the eloahi of Abraham, the eloahi of Isaak, and the eloahi of Jacob (Exod. 3:6)”?
What’s going on here? Have Scriptures gone whacky or is there a grievous mistranslation taking place?
If you are willing to investigate further then the Ranger suggests that you join him on the trail of truth once again as we delve into Scripures to figure this out.
This is it amigos. In this final installment of “Yahweh Eloahi” we are going to uncover the evidence contained in Scriptures demonstrating that there is more than one individual named Yahweh in the ruling headship of the eloahim.
If you’re ready let’s hop on the trail of truth again to see what Scriptures reveal regarding “Yahweh Eloahi.”
Evidence of Multiple Yahwehs
There are several important pieces of evidence from Scripture that support the understanding that Yahweh eloahi akhad refers to more than one Yahweh in unity. The first item comes with the discussion of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. In Genesis we read:
Welcome back amigos! In this post we will continue where we left off in Part 1 and proceed to include in our discussion the concept of the “unapproachable” and “approachable” Yahwehs. If you haven’t already, The Ranger suggests you check out Part 1 and then continue on with this second of three installments regarding “Yahweh eloahi.”
In Scriptures, there was a Yahweh who actually appeared and spoke to various individuals in past times who was not father Yahweh.
If this sounds new to you then I suggest you hang on to your hats if you decide to investigate further.
Therefore, let’s once again hop on the trail of truth to find out what Scriptures have to say about the matter.
Frankly speaking, there can be no truthful understanding of Yahweh’s plan for mankind without a proper grasp of the concept of “Yahweh eloahi.”
So if you’re up to it, it’s time to saddle up and head out on this stretch of Yahweh’s trail of truth. This is gonna be an interesting ride amigos.
This last installment is where it will all come together and you should have a much better understanding of “Yahweh eloahim.”
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get going as the hosses are gettin’ restless and Yahweh’s truth doesn’t like waitin’ too long!
The Ranger has assumed you have digested Part 1 and are ready for the next installment of our investigation regarding the issue of multiple Yahwehs in Scriptures.
If you are ready to proceed then let’s hop on the trail of truth once more. The Ranger can guarantee that the ride will provide some interesting scriptural facts which will help clear up any confusion about the matter.
The Ranger will demonstrate this concept by addressing the issues surrounding the Hebrew generic terms representing “deity” and “divinity.”
We’re gonna start by examining the singular form אלה (eloah), its common usage as the plural אלהי (eloahi) and as the collective noun אלהים (eloahim), as well as the scriptural concept behind the expression “Yahweh eloahim.”
If you’re ready amigos, I suggest you saddle up and proceed on the trail of truth to examine the evidence.
In other words, this is where we actually find out what going to heaven is all about.
So, if you’re ready to hop on the trail of truth, the Ranger might just reveal some rather surprising facts along the way.
In the Yahu Ranger’s last post, “Do I Have A Soul?”, the issue of whether or not humans possess an immortal soul was addressed.
The Ranger didn’t want to leave you hanging for too long before providing more information relating to this concept.
Therefore, if you’re interested in finding more answers then I would suggest you hop on the trail of truth again to see where it leads us regarding the idea of an “immortal soul.”
The Ranger recognizes that most of us have been taught from our early years that we all have an immortal soul. Then upon death, our soul would ultimately end up spending eternity in either heaven or hell depending on what Saint Peter decided at the Pearly Gates.
Unbeknownst to many, Scriptures give a quite different scenario.
What do Scriptures say about the matter? Just join the Ranger and hop on the trail of truth to find out!
In “Rapture Redux” we will continue our quest to see if we can find that ever-so-elusive “Shortcut to Paradise” by next delving into the New Testament.
One of the major proofs offered in the New Testament for a rapture of saved individuals off the earth sans death is contained in 1Thessalonians:
Reminds the Ranger of a popular saying, “Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.”
There are many professed followers of Yahweh that believe they must keep the Torah in order to attain salvation and eternal life.
What the Ranger has noticed is that most of these followers have failed to recognize that they have chosen the wrong Torah! You heard it right amigos. There is more than one Torah out there for you to choose from.
Here’s the part you might wanna pay close attention to: Keeping the right Torah leads to eternal life and attempting to keep the wrong one is only gonna get you an eternal “dirt nap” come Judgment Day.
If you were not aware of such a notion I suggest you mount your hosses and jump on the trail of truth with the Ranger to see if any of this stuff pans out.
Now that you’ve got Part 1 under your belt you might still be wondering if that “free ticket” to salvation is as good as you thought it was. You might want to take the sage advice of the Ranger who says don’t think about throwin’ that ticket in the trash until you get Part 2 under your belt.
Let’s not waste any time gettin’ at the truth of the matter so let’s hop on the trail of truth once again.
In two previous posts, The Law and Problematic Paul, Part 1 and Part 2, the Ranger laid out the details regarding the the Torah of Moses (the Law, Old Covenant) and its relationship to the Abrahamic Covenants of Promise.
Additionally, Paul in the New Testament seems to stress the concept of grace and that we are no longer under “the Law.”
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law (Torah of Moses), but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? The deity forbid. (Romans 6:14-15)
Does grace provide a free ticket to salvation?
If you’re scratching your head thinking about the answer, the Ranger says hop on yer hosses and let’s get goin’ on the the trail of truth.
After digesting Part 1, you might be asking yourself right now, “Isn’t this stuff too complicated to figure out? Why don’t we just play it safe and attempt to keep the Law (Torah of Moses) as best as we can including all of its works. Surely Yahweh knows what is in our hearts and will forgive any ignorance and failings on our part. At some point in the future we will somehow find the truth and adjust our actions accordingly.”
Even if one were to have this attitude it would be wise to note:
For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. (James 2:10)
After discussing the issue of “the Law” with several elders and teachers of a few Yahwehist Assemblies recently, the Ranger has come to the stark conclusion that there seems to be a serious lack of understanding regarding the concept of the Torah of Moses (Old Covenant) and its relationship to the Abrahamic Covenants of Promise.
Without this understanding it is virtually impossible for one to properly discuss the terms “Abrahamic Covenants of Promise,” “The Law,” “Works of the Law,” “Torah of Moses,” “Old Covenant,” and “New Covenant.”
Hey amigos, if any of you at this point have that “deer in the headlight” stare and want to know what I am talking about then I suggest you proceed to hop on the trail of truth to find out.
If you’re still wondering about the Ranger’s last post, “Israel – Guess Who?”, then this follow-up is sure to make things more interesting.
We are now going to address a few other issues, namely the disposition, location, and condition of the nation of Ephraim/Israel especially in the last days.
Let us first take a look at the general disposition of the nation of Israel.
Furthermore Yahweh said to me, ‘I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stubborn people. (Deuteronomy 9:13)
You have been rebellious against Yahweh from the day that I knew you. (Deuteronomy 9:24)
The Ranger thought it would be an interesting idea to provide a variety of scriptural references regarding the unconditional birthright blessing given by Yahweh to Isaak, Jacob, and to Joseph’s sons, Ephraim and Manasseh.
The object is to see if there are any peoples or nation that could be identified which has met the conditions of this blessing, thereby proving or disproving the veracity of Scriptures.
So, let’s get started by hopping on the trail of truth.
The count which begins on the 1st day of the week culminates on the day of Pentecost 50 days later, also occurring on the 1st day of the week, Sunday.
A question that might be asked is, Does Yahweh even require us to observe Pentecost and if so, what does all this mean in the bigger picture? The Ranger says let’s hop on the trail of truth and attempt to find out.
From the Ranger’s point of view, there is a general misunderstanding by many professed followers of Yahweh in regard to the events, occurring after Yahushua the messiah’s death, that lead up to the earthly arrival of father Yahweh.
The given sequence of events by these followers goes something like this:
Just before the return of Yahushua the messiah there will take place a period of time called the Great Tribulation.
Scriptural logic would dictate that if Yahweh has instructed us to keep his Festival Days then he would provide us with the instructions for keeping them correctly.
This would seem to be a reasonable assumption on our part unless, of course, Yahweh likes being entertained by the masses of confused people wandering hopelessly in search of his truth which would lead to their salvation and eternal life.
Howdy amigos! Glad to see you and the hoss made the first part of the trail by puttin’ Part 1 behind you.
Time is awastin’ so let’s head out for our destination of truth regarding the resurrection day of Yahushua the messiah.
Assisting us in putting together the various facts pointing to a Sunday resurrection is the important story found in Luke 24. After giving the account of the women coming to the tomb of Yahushua on the first day of the week, just before day-break, and finding the tomb empty (vs. 1-8), it continues by saying that the women immediately went to the apostles and other disciples to report their findings (vs. 9-10).
These people disbelieved the women, but Keph rose up and went to the tomb to see for himself. Finding their testimony true, he returned home wondering about what had happened (vs. 11-12). We next read:
The idea of the messiah being resurrected on the first day of the week (Sunday), which would also coincide with the Christian holiday of Easter, is just too repugnant to consider.
Besides, even the term Christian is offensive to many of these groups. Throw in the Roman Catholic Church for most of the blame and now you’re really working up a nasty brew!
Is there any way to determine what day of the week Yahushua the messiah was resurrected?
To find out the the truth of the matter, the Yahu Ranger suggests that you saddle up your hoss and jump on the trail of truth. If you have any anti-Catholic/Christian feelings hindering you at this point the Ranger says, “Get over it!”
One more thing, this ride is gonna take awhile so we’re breaking this down into two parts for the sake of the hosses and yer back parts.
The names Yahweh and Yahushua (variant: Yahshua) seem to be the nominees. The general consensus among the various Yahwehist assemblies is that both names are really one and the same so the utilization of either would have the same salvation effect.
Reasoning is that the first part of the messiah’s name, Yah, contains the contracted form of the father’s name Yahweh therefore Yah = Yahweh. So for salvation purposes Yahushua = Yahweh.
Seems like a win-win situation for everyone. Or is it really?
Well amigos, it’s time to saddle up and head out on the trail of truth.
There are many followers of Yahweh that are trying to tie up the loose ends for salvation and the one loose end that seems so problematical is getting a proper and valid water baptism.
Before anyone panics we might first take a look at some of the issues surrounding the topic. (Former Baptists, take a deep breath and grit your teeth.)
Just how important was water baptism to Yahushua the messiah and his apostles? We are told that at one point in Saul’s ministry he could not remember the last time he baptized anyone.
I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I DO NOT KNOW WHETHER I BAPTIZED ANY ONE ELSE. FOR MESSIAH DID NOT SEND ME TO BAPTIZE but to preach the gospel . . . (1 Corinthians 1:16-17)
Because of the wide range of opinions prevailing among the various Yahwehist assemblies there seems to be no unified consensus regarding the truth as how to determine the beginning of the scriptural new year.
At the same time, all claim to possess the truth of the matter while insisting that they have derived their conclusions directly from Scriptures.
There is the possibility that one conclusion is correct. There is also the possiblily that all are wrong.
For the sake of simplicity let us proceed with the possibility that all are wrong. All we are trying to do is clear away the muck to get at the heart of the matter. Once we are finished only the truth should prevail.
I wanted you to tell me what time it is according to Yahweh’s clock pertaining to mankind.
If you are a proclaimed instructor of Yahweh’s word and the answer eludes you please heed the following scripture.
Yahushua answered, and said to him (Nicodemus): Are you a teacher of Israel, and you do not know these things? (John 3:10)
Some people are are not sure about the issue of whether the name of the creator can be known. There are those who teach that it is impossible to attain this information. Some say the evidence reveals his name to be Yahweh but the pronunciation cannot be known with certainty.
There are those who go so far as to say we shouldn’t even attempt to use the name Yahweh nor try to pronounce it, as it would disparage the creator. The logic would be that we are just too ignorant and should not use guesswork when trying to communicate with our creator. Besides the creator recognizes our handicap and hopeless situation whereby he issues us forgiveness for not obeying his instruction to know and proclaim his name. The following is just one scriptural verse of many that seem to contradict such logic.
For it will be (that) ALL WHO WILL CALL ON THE NAME YAHWEH SHALL BE SAVED. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem will be salvation, as Yahweh has said, and among the saved who Yahweh will call. (Joel 2:32)
Actually not at all and nothing could be further from the truth. What you can do is accuse me of bringing to your attention the first part of the messiah’s earthly name: Yahu-shua (Yhw-shua). For some reason the “waw” was stripped out of the name rendering the spelling Yah-shua.