Y'shua | יֵשׁוּעַ
... a light for the revelation of the Gentiles.
And a glory to your people Israel.
Isaiah 49:6 CJB| Luke 2:32 AENT
The Ruach creates the Match
Three of three
Allez! Allez! Allez!
…do not believe all spirits; but discriminate among spirits whether they are of Elohim…
We are to submit all to YAH in prayer and accordingly our life is to be led by YAH’s Word and The Ruach HaKodesh--no matter how small or no matter how large. YAH places a man and a woman together in marriage for HIS purpose. They become one to serve HIM. I am led by The Ruach to share the following three events---for what reason, I have no idea, except for obedience! I beg in prayer--This is too private! For six months I have prayed that this must be my idea and not the leading of the Ruach. The Ruach speaks but we must be careful, so does evil. That’s why we “test the spirits” (1 John 4:1-3). In the last three weeks events have occurred, that others would might consider “coincidence”; but I see as “supernatural moves of the Ruach” to guide us all. Praise YAH!
FIRST LETTER OF YOCHANAN Chapter 4 (Aramaic English NT)
1. My beloved, do not believe all spirits; but discriminate among spirits whether they are of Elohim: for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2. By this the Spirit of Elohim is known; every spirit that confesses that Y’shua the Mashiyach has come in the flesh14 is of Elohim. 3. And every spirit which does not confess that Y’shua the Mashiyach has come in the flesh is not of Elohim; but he is of the false Messiah of whom you have heard that he comes and now is he already in the world.
Note 14: The Spirit of Mashiyach dwells inside a person. This does not refer to Y’shua coming in his flesh to Earth; even the demons know that much (see Luke 4:41). This refers to the neshama (spirit of man) being born from the beginning into the Image of Elohim, which is evidenced by living a Set Apart life unto YHWH, having Torah written upon the heart and growing in the Attributes of Mashiyach as revealed in Isaiah 11:2 and elsewhere.
Allez! Allez! Allez!
…For a few seconds vision and reality merged!...
09 Sivan 5772 (5/30/12)
Ever since the middle of May (2012) I had known that I wanted to ask -My future wife- to marry me, but was unsure of timing. I was sure, but there is always that little thought that says to make sure that you are sure that you are sure! I was thinking sometime in the fall, maybe October, 2012 would be good, after High Holidays. Yet even that was not sure in my mind.
Even so I was sure that we were supposed to be together; that YAH was creating this union. My only question was timing. I kept praying to understand YAH’s timing. One day on my Walk-N-Pray I had a vision that answered my prayers.
I am standing in a soccer stadium playing a major game with all 50,000 seats purchased. There is roar after roar from the crowd as the game ran from side to side. Finally I had to make a penalty kick at the left hand goal, from the left side. In my vision I can see me getting ready and at the same time I am "me" actually there. My foot is on the ball to line up and then I back away for the run up to the kick. I stand there, and the fans go deathly silent. As I hesitate one lone big mouth fan stands up and can be heard throughout the entire stadium. He yells: Allez, Allez, Allez. I took it to mean: Kick it! Kick it! Kick it! In the entire stadium there is not one sound except; "Kick it! Kick it! Kick it!" Yet I did not kick it. Then the vision stopped. Why did I not kick it?
A couple weeks later on 30 May 2012 I went to Men's Chavurah and privately prayed about that vision trying to figure out what to do. After Chavurah I was on the #92 James St bus heading south to home and decided that I needed to get off and pray/walk. I got off at James and Main planning to walk west to Bexley Library and then walk the Euclaire Avenue alley-way south to home at the JCC.
As I walked that vision kept coming to mind and I kept praying. Finally I turned left at the library and was just starting to walk past the Capital University soccer field. The alley is right next to the wrought iron fence and the running track is right there. I could have put my hand through the fence and touched the track. The soccer field is just across four running lanes. Deep in prayer while I walked, I was stunned back to reality to see that a real, hard fought soccer game was in progress and I am right at ground level watching. My soccer vision, for the moment, vanished. As I walked and watched, the real game on the ground was replaced with the vision of my soccer game in my head. I went back to prayer, while the soccer vision played out again in my head.
As I walked the length of the soccer field, the live game raged before me, while the vision game in my head was stuck at the penalty kick. I went back to prayer and the real game faded. But! At the point when I was about 15 feet from the end of the soccer field intersecting East Mound Street, I heard a thunderous boot on the ball and could hear the grunts and groans of players. From my right I heard the ball hit the track, bounce and crash into the fence right next to me. The ball bounced and stopped ten feet from me. I was pulled completely from my prayer and realized that I had been reliving my vision hesitating my kick. At that very second I heard the real kick and then the ball would have hit me if it were not for the fence. I stood there starring at the ball and realized every element of my vision was playing out before my eyes in real time. Both teams and all fans in the Capital University seats were looking at me and at the ball, now stationary ten feet from me.
YAH was answering my prayer! The soccer game in real time was playing out in front of me while I prayed and my hesitation soccer played out in my mind in prayer. Shocked out of prayer, I stood there stunned, looking at the ball, looking at the two teams, looking at the stadium seats; realizing that all eyes were on me and that stationary ball.
For a few seconds vision and reality merged!
Then the player ran over grabbed the ball, and started to do a real kick back into play. It was not a penalty kick, but it was close enough.
Quietly I thought to myself; "Do you need any more prodding Ed?"
That night in our nightly call I told -My future wife- that this Friday, 1 June 2012 after Erev Shabbat dinner; we had somewhere special to go. (She told me later: “I knew something was up!)
After Erev Shabbat with the 20 plus occupants at the Wexner Heritage Tower apartments at the JCC, we took a ride to the alley at the Corner with Mound Street and stopped exactly where the ball had hit the fence. At that exact spot I asked -My future wife- to marry me. Her very matter of fact answer without hesitation was:
"Yes. The Lord told me we are supposed to be married."
And so it has been with all of our decisions.
The Ruach shows to one and confirms to the other.
Help us to study The Word and be spiritually prepared!
Having eyes to see and ears to hear!
Send us out in Spirit and Truth!
THE GOOD NEWS ACCORDING TO YOCHANAN 4 (Aramaic English NT)
19. That woman said to him, “My Master, I see that you are a prophet. 20. Our forefathers worshipped55 in this mountain, and you say that in Urishlim is the place that it is necessary to worship. 21. Y’shua said to her, “Woman believe me, the hour is coming that not in this mountain nor in Urishlim will they worship the Father. 22. You worship something that you do not know. But we worship what we know, for life56 is from the Yehudeans. 23. But the hour is coming, and now is when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, indeed. For the Father, He seeks worshippers as these. 24. For Elohim is Spirit, and those who worship, they must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
Note 55. Saghed literally means, “To prostrate before” or “To bow down before.” (PY).
Note 56. The word here for “Life” is plural. The last word in the sentence, Anon (here translated as ‘Is’), means “Are.” (PY). The vital element of “life” here is Eternal Life through the redemption of Mashiyach. Y’shua emphasizes this aspect of life when he contrasts it to regular life, as he contrasts regular waters with “living waters” that bring eternal life. (AR)
Breathe on us! Send us out in the Spirit of Elijah!
ACTS OF THE SHLICHIM Chapter 2: (Aramaic English NT)
1.And after the (fifty) days of Shavuot (Pentecost)14 were fulfilled,15 all were assembled as one. 2. All of a sudden there was a sound from heaven like a roaring wind16 and all that House17 in which they were sitting was filled. 3. And (it) appeared to them like tongues divided, and fire sat upon every one of them. 4. And all of them were filled with the Ruach haKodesh, and they were compelled to speak in different tongues,18 just as the Spirit had given them to speak. 5. Now there were men who were living in Urishlim who feared Elohim - Jews from all nations that are under heaven.
Note 14: The loan word pentaqostia (fiftieth day) appears here and in 1 Corinthians 16:8. Tradition has it that Luke translated for Paul, who would have used this term for the benefit of a Gentile audience. Luke’s upbringing in Syrian Antioch prepared him for toggling between Semitic and Gentile terminology. On the other hand, in Israel where the Gospels originated, Aramaic paskha, the direct cognate of pesach, was being used for “Passover” and was later loaned into Greek. Loanwords going either from Aramaic into Greek or vice versa are the effect of this time when Semitic culture was dominated by Greco-Roman power. Without loanwords, the Peshitta could not be authentic.
Note 15: This means, “after the days counting the Omer were fulfilled.” The English could be misconstrued to mean after the days of the feast itself were completed. However, Aramaic literally reads “after the days of pentaqostia were fulfilled” or, “after the 50 day period was reached.” “Pentecost” is used here as both a technical term to refer to the feast and a time marker. Also the actual day was Shabbat (Saturday) morning, not Sunday as many Christians assume. The last day of the omer count ended at sunset on Friday, May 24th in the year 30 CE, so the disciples were “assembled as one” on the following morning after Shavuot ended, when the Ruach haKodesh came.
Note 16: Or “groaning spirit.”
Note 17: “House” here refers to the Temple; see Matthew 12:4; 21:13; Luke 2:49; John 2:16, 17, not the “upper room” of 1:13. It is the Day of Shavuot; Y’shua’s disciples are gathered together in the Father’s House. Luke 24:53 states the disciples were “at all times in the temple.” The Ruach haKodesh is openly poured out in full view of those in attendance at the Temple, not in some hidden place. Y’shua was known to visit the Temple daily. In the early mornings he taught those who came to learn of the Kingdom of Elohim; see Luke 21:36-38.
Note 18: The universal remedy to the confusion of language at Bavel, Genesis 11:9, is to learn the language of the Spirit that unifies all souls in righteousness.
ACTS OF THE SHLICHIM Chapter 2: (Aramaic English NT)
14. Afterwards, Shimon Keefa stood up among the eleven Shlichim and lifted up his voice and said to them, “Men, Jews, and all who dwell in Urishlim. Let this be known to you, and pay attention to my words. 15. For (it is) not as you think (that) these (men) are drunk, for behold, it is now (only) until the third hour. 16. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Yoel. 17. Elohim said, In later days20 it will be (that) I will pour out my Ruach upon all flesh, and your sons will prophesy and your daughters and your young men will see visions, and your elders will dream dreams. 18. And upon my servants and upon handmaids I will pour out my Ruach in those days. And they will prophesy. 19. And I will cause signs in heaven and mighty deeds upon the earth: blood, and fire, and columns of smoke, 20. the sun will be changed into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome day of Master YHWH. 21. And it will be (that) all who call (on) the name of Master YHWH will be saved.21 22. Men, sons of Israel, listen to these words Y’shua the Nazarene, a man, who by Elohim was shown to you with miracles and with signs and with acts of power, those that Elohim did among you by his hand as you know.
Note 20: The later (last or latter) days, “acharit hayamim” in Hebrew, is the season when “the Day of YHWH” will be fulfilled. The acharit hayamim and Day of YHWH references prophecies regarding Mashiyach ben David. Shimon Keefa assumed he was witnessing the acharit hayamim since Y’shua had overtly fulfilled the prophecies of Mashiyach ben Yosef (the suffering servant), but he would have had no idea when Mashiyach would return as Mashiyach ben David to fulfill the many elements spoken of by Joel and the other Prophets of YHWH. Please see footnote on Acts 28:28
Note 21: Joel 3:1-5 (2:28-32). See Salvation in Appendix.
Send us out immersing in The NAME!
THE GOOD NEWS ACCORDING TO MATTHEW Chapter 28: (Aramaic English NT)
18. And Y’shua drew near and spoke with them and said to them, “All authority is given to me in heaven and on earth. And as my Father has sent me, I send you. 19. Go therefore, make disciples of all nations and immerse them in the name299 of the Father and of the Son and of the Ruach haKodesh. 20. And teach them to keep all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the world.300 Amen.”
Note 299: Aramaic has “name” – singular – which does not support the traditional trinity theology. Ruach haKodesh is a title for YHWH, see Isaiah 63:1-11; Psalm 51:1-11. The Son has his Father’s Name within him and the Father keeps His people in His Name; John 17:11. As a result, imagine three branches of the same tree rather than three separate trees. Each branch is united by the Name/Title of the One Divine Personality that is YHWH Elohim. This linkage is established in Shemot/ Exodus 23:20-22 where a Messenger, unlike any other “angel” can forgive sin because YHWH says, “for My Name is in Him”. All other “angels” have EL in their name but Y’shua’s Name is above the angels, hence Yah/YHWH is in Y’shua’s name (Matthew 1:21, Hebrews 1:1-5). Nazarenes have from the very beginning taught salvation in the Name of YHWH. See Immerser in Appendix.
Note 300: Or end of the age, as Aramaic alma means both. The exact meanings apply to the Greek word aion used here, making this one of the few times where an original Aramaic word is perfectly matched with the Greek.
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