Posts Tagged Resurrection
In The Inheritance & Salvation-Part 1 we discussed the legal mechanism of an inheritance promised to Abraham and his seed (Yahushua the messiah) that is utilized by Yahweh to enable the saved of mankind to gain salvation and eternal life.
We will now direct our focus on discovering the actual promises that are contained in this inheritance. In other words, Just what can we inherit and why is it so valuable?
These promises are specified in the book of Genesis.29 They include the promise to make Abraham a great nation, to make kings of his descendants (thus establishing the great nation as a kingdom), to give a blessing (which is eternal life),30 and to give a great name (i.e., the sacred name Yahweh).31
We 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.
If there is possibly any interest on your part concerning this endeavor, then the following investigation might prove to be rather interesting.
In Scriptures, an important right of the firstborn is the birthright blessing. This blessing takes place when the patriarch of the family, who possesses the unconditional blessing, feels he is nearing death and has a need of passing on the blessing to the son who has the legal right to it.
This birthright blessing is cautiously given, for once it has been obtained it is unconditional and cannot be taken back. We begin to define the unconditional birthright blessing as it was given to Rebekah by her family.
It is apparent that there seems to be a widespread misunderstanding, especially among the various Sacred Name groups, of the events occurring after Yahushua the messiah’s death that lead up to the earthly arrival of father Yahweh.
The given sequence of events that is being expounded by many leaders/teachers of these groups goes something like this:
• Just before the return of Yahushua the messiah there will take place a period of time called the Great Tribulation.
After giving the account of the women coming to the tomb of Yahushua on the first day of the week, just before daybreak, 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 (Peter) 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).
Road to Emmanus
We next read:
The general position of the many present-day followers of Yahweh is that Yahushua the messiah was resurrected on the seventh day Sabbath.
For them, it seems that 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 individuals. 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 actually determine the exact day of the week that Yahushua the messiah was resurrected on?
When the evidence is properly evaluated, this study will provide proof which will demonstrate that the true day of Yahushua’s resurrection is fully attainable.
First, Yahushua tells the scribes and Pharisees that the only sign of his messiahship that would be given to an evil and adulterous generation is “the sign of Jonah the prophet.”
For even as the prophet Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish three days and three nights, so will the son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. (Matthew 12:38-40; see Luke 11:29-30)
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)