posted by roshavotJuly 24, 2010

Who are the Redeemable?

 
The Nest YHVH is Preparing

He said, "Is it an insignificant thing that you, Messiah of Israel, should be my servant to resurrect the tribes of Jacob? And, in order to restore the Preserved of Israel, I will also give thee for a Light to the gentiles so that thou may be my Salvation unto the end of the earth". Isa 49:6.

Let's start with the Hebrew words for "redeem":

 

1. Qanah: to purchase. Its similarity to qen (a bird's nest) inspired a Jewish philosopher to suggest that this was a reference to the nest that YHVH was making for Israel.

2. Padah: to release, deliver, or preserve.

3. Ga'al: an Oriental law that provides for a blood relative (who has the means and willingness) to take it upon himself to recover his kinsman, and restore everything, including that which has been lost; as well as to be an avenger of wrongs.

Their deliverance from Egypt

 
Newieba Beach on the Gulf of Aqaba

We are going to briefly examine the outcome of the Passover and the celebration of Israel's redemption from the slavery of Egypt:

Psa 106:7-11,21 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked you at the Red Sea. Nevertheless he saved them for his Name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up (this event occured at the Gulf of Aqaba on Newieba Beach, pictured above. For more information, see "The Exodus Case", by Dr. Lennert Moller); so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. And he rescued them from the hand of him that hated them, that is, redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. And the waters covered their enemies; there was not one of them left. They forgot Eloah their Savior, which had done great things in Egypt

Exo 6:6-7 Therefore tell the Children of Israel: I am YHVH, and I will deliver you from the forced labor of Egypt and rescue you from slavery to them. I will be your Kinsman Redeemer with an outstretched arm and great acts of judgment. I will take you My People, and I will be your Elohim. You will know that I am YHVH your Elohim, who delivered you from the forced labor of Egypt.

2Sam 7:23-24 And what one nation on the earth is like thy People, even like Israel (for more references to Israel's exclusivity see Exo 19:5-6; Lev 20:26; Num 23:9; Deu 7:6-8; Isa 40:15; 56:3-8; Jer 10:2; Hos 1:10), whom they that were sent from YHVH (Moses and Aaron, Exo 7:1) went to redeem for a people to Himself, and to convey His Name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy Land, before thy People, which thou redeemed to thee from Egypt, from the nations, and their gods? For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy People Israel to be a people unto thee for ever; and thou, YHVH, art become their Elohim.

Their Greater Redemption

 
Spawn Prolifically Like Fish

Passover holds a prophetic picture of YHVH's plan of a Greater Redemption (a phrase borrowed from Monte Judah) for the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad (Jam 1:1):

Jer 16:14-16 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith YHVH, that it shall no more be said, YHVH lives that brought up the Children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, but YHVH lives that brought up the Children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them; and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers (Jer 23:7-8; Eze 39:7-8,27-28). Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith YHVH, and they shall fish them (from a literal translation of Gen 48:16: "Bless Ephraim and Manaseh; and let my name Israel be named on them … and let them spawn prolifically like fish in the midst of the earth". See Mat 4:19; 10:1-6); and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks (Mat 10:16-23).

Eze 20:33-37 As I live, saith Adonai YHVH, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you. And I will bring you out from the nations, and will redeem you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the People, and there will I plead with you face to face, like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith Adonai YHVH. And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the yoke of the covenant (compare Mat 11:29-30).

Zec 10:8-9 I will whistle for Ephraim (1Kin 19:9-18), and gather the remnant; for I have redeemed them, and they shall increase as they increased when I sowed them among the nations, and they shall remember me in far countries; and they and their children will live and return (be resurrected and repatriated).

The Greek word asebos, rendered "godless" in First Timothy, refers to someone who ignores a summons or is not willing to look back when being hailed. In Hebrew, someone who would shun the whistle is described by the word "q'lala": to make something insignificant, to be cursed (Deu 30:19). As an example, we could render 1Tim 1:7-10 as: "They want to be teachers of the oral law (i.e. Talmudic teachers or Rabbis), although they don't understand what they are saying or what they are insisting on. Now we know that the Torah is good, provided one uses it legitimately. We know that the Torah does not burden a righteous person, but the Torah-less and rebellious, the asebos (cursed) and sinners ("sinners" was an Hebraic term for the Exiles, consider Dan 9:3-11). The Exiles are the unclean and idolaters, those who smite their fathers and mothers (Exo 21:15), murderers (Gen 9:6), the sexually immoral (Exo 20:14) and homosexuals (Lev 18:22), kidnappers (Exo 21:16), liars and perjurers (Lev 6:2), and whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching of the Torah."

Luk 1:68-79 Blessed be YHVH Elohim of Israel; for He hath visited (Gen 50:24-25) and redeemed His People, and hath raised up an horn of Salvation for us in the House of His servant David (1Sam 16:13; 2Sam 22:3); as He spake by the mouth of His set-apart prophets; which promises have been since the beginning: that we should be liberated from our enemies even from the hand of all that hate us (all the nations), to perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember His set-apart covenant, the oath which He swore to our father Abraham (Gen 12:7), that He would grant unto us (His People), that we being delivered (redeemed) out of the hand of our enemies (the nations) might serve Him without fear, in uniqueness, and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life (an idiomatic phrase about the Millennium). And thou, child (John) shalt be called a prophet of the Highest, for thou shalt go before the face of YHVH to prepare His ways; to give knowledge of the liberation of His People, accompanied by the forgiveness of their sins (Jer 31:18-19), through the tender mercy of our YHVH; whereby the Great Light from on high hath visited us, to discover those that sit in darkness and the shadow of death (that is to say, "to discover His People who are in exile", Isa 9:1-3; Isa 49:6; Eze 34:11-12; Luk 2:25-32), to guide our feet towards the Way of Shalom (completeness in number).

Luk 24:21 But we trusted that it had been Yeshua who should have redeemed Israel.

Their Prophet Like Moses

 
Prophet like Moses

Passover foreshadows this Greater Redemption by the hand of the "Prophet like Moses":

Deu 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto Moses, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto Israel all that I shall command him.

Joh 7:37-40 Now on the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles, the Great Day of the Festival of the Water Pouring Ceremony, Yeshua stood at the Temple and cried out, saying, If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said in Isa 12:3, "Therefore with joy shall ye draw up and receive rivers of drinkable water bursting out of the Belly of Salvation" (the "Belly of Salvation" was the spring located under the Temple, called the Gihon, which means bursting out). Now this drawing up and receiving he spoke of was concerning the spirit (the anointing, Act 10:38), which those who believe concerning it were to receive; for the spirit of set-apartness was not yet received, because Yeshua was not yet glorified (1Pet 1:21; Act 2:17-21). Some, therefore, out of the crowd, when they heard these words, said, "This is truly the Prophet".

Moses and Messiah Yeshua were born in a time of bondage. Both appear after Israel waits generations for redemption. Both redeemers are destined to lead Israel into the Land promised to Abraham. Both perform signs and wonders to validate their ministry. Both act in the authority of Torah. Both fill the role of intercessor between YHVH and the nation. Both rejuvenate YHVH’s covenant relationship with Israel.

Luk 4:16-22 Yeshua came to Netzeret, where he had been brought up. As usual, he entered the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him, and unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it was written: The spirit of YHVH is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom to the captives, and to reveal the prisoners to the light, to set free (redeem) the oppressed (Amo 9:9, 14), to proclaim the year of the YHVH's favor (Deu 15:1-18). He then rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down on the Seat of Moses (Mat 23:2). And the eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on him. He began by saying to them, "Today as you listen, this scripture has been fulfilled." They were all speaking well of him and were amazed by the gracious words that came from his mouth, and they affirmed, "Is not this Messiah son of Joseph?" (John 1:45; 6:42; Gen 48:21-22; 49:22-26).

Israel believed in the advent of two Redeemers, each one called Messiah (Hebrew: Moshiach): Moshiach ben Yossef and Moshiach ben David. The "Comforter" mentioned in John 14:16 for example, would be considered Messiah son of David, and is called the Redeemer in the Aramaic version of John (see Isa 66:13). Messiah son of David is a "holy spirit" which should be understood as a promised successor, (John 14:26).

Blessed

 
Blessed Means Mixed or Grafted

Gal 3:8 The scripture, foreseeing that YHVH would vindicate the gentiles by Abraham's faithfulness, preached beforehand the Gospel to Abraham, saying in Gen 12:3 and Gen 18:18, "In thee shall all gentiles be grafted or mixed" (see the Sidebar above right for the definition of “gentile”).

The Hebrew word for “blessed” in Gen 12:3 is v'Nivrechu. According to the section under 'Farming' in Yevamos 63 the word means mixed or grafted. The news that the families of the earth can trace their heredity back to Abraham (as a result of the Exile, 2Kin 17:23-24, Isa 9:1-3) is the Gospel. It is also the Promise that Abraham believed, and was accounted to him for righteousness (Gal 3:6; Gen 15:4-6).

Gal 3:9 They (who are, because of Abraham's faithfulness) are mixed with faithful Abraham.

Gal 3:14 So that the blessing of Abraham shall be the gentiles, through the Messiah Yeshua, so that we shall receive the spirit, the Promise through faith (the Promise of the v'Nivrechu seed of faithful Abraham. See Gal 3:8 above).

Gal 3:10-12 As many as are of the works of the law (who were born and brought up under the Oral Law) are under a curse, because, it is written in Deu 27:26, "Cursed is every one that continues not in the things which are written in the Torah to do them". But those who are of the-works-of-the-oral-law will say, "No man is vindicated by the written Torah in the sight of God, it is evident"; although Hab 2:4 says, "behold, the wicked say all these things shall not be, but the righteous shall remain in the Truth" (cited from the Aramaic Targums). And, those who are of the-works-of-the-oral-law will say, "The Torah is not reliable" (see the quote by JewishAmerica regarding the Oral Law in the chapter entitled "Who Is an antichrist?"); but Lev 18:4-5 says, "Mine ordinances shall ye do, and My statutes shall ye keep, to walk therein; I am YHVH your Elohim. Ye shall therefore keep My statutes, and Mine ordinances, which if a man do, he shall remain alive by them; I am YHVH".

Gal 3:13 The Messiah hath rescued us from this curse prescribed in the Torah (there was a "curse" associated with placing the Oral Law on par with the written Torah, Isa 5:24; Jer 17:5. See Gal 3:10-12 above), being made a curse for our sake, because it is written in Deu 21:23, "a hanging person is a curse to Elohim".

Paul muses that the Messiah was made a curse on behalf of Israel. Yeshua's execution by the hands of those who are "of the works of the oral law", demonstrated to Israel the consequences (curse) of Deu 27:26.

Act 2:23-24 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of YHVH, ye have taken, and by the hands of the Torah-less (those who are of the-works-of-the-oral-law), placed on the gallows and murdered; whom YHVH raised up, having loosed the ropes of the grave, because it was impossible that he should be held by it.

Act 5:29-32 But Peter and the emissaries replied to the Sanhedrin, "We must obey YHVH rather than men. The Elohim of our Fathers raised up Yeshua, whom the Sanhedrin had murdered, by hanging him on a gallows. YHVH exalted this man to His right hand (an allusion to Yeshua's resurrection. Psa 118:15-18) as a predecessor (1Cor 15:20) and a rescuer (1Cor 15:21), to grant repentance to Israel, and the release of Israel's curse (Isa 25:7-9, see the section called Veil of Rebuke in the chapter: "Original Sin"). We are witnesses of these things, and so is the holy spirit which Elohim has given to those who obey Him."

Gal 4:4-7 But when the fullness of the time was come, YHVH sent forth his Son being of a woman being under law (the "woman under law" was Mary who was under a system requiring obedience to the traditions of her elders regarding an heir. See the Birthright section in the chapter called "The Promise & the Seed") to rescue them that are under law, that we might take again the adoption of sons (Gen 48:5). And because you are sons, YHVH sent forth the spirit (the surety, 2Cor 1:22) of his Son into your hearts, causing you to cry, “Abba” (Hos 1:10). Wherefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then you are an heir through YHVH (Gen 15:4).

Ephesians

 
Ephesians Chapter 1 & 2

Ephesians Chapter 1:

Verses 1-2 Paul, an apostle of Yeshua the Messiah by the will of YHVH, to the saints (Psa 148:14) who are at Ephesus even to the faithful in Messiah Yeshua. Favor be to you, and Shalom, from YHVH our Father, and from Adoneinu Yeshua the Messiah of Israel.

Verses 3-6 Blessed be YHVH and Father of Adoneinu Yeshua the Messiah, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in high places in the Messiah (Num 6:23-27), according as He hath chosen us (Psa 105:6; 135:4) in Him from the beginning, that we should be set apart and be without blemish before Him, because of His love toward us. Having preached beforehand the gospel of our adoption to Himself (Gen 48:5) by means of Yeshua the Messiah (vs. 7); according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His favor, wherein He hath made us accepted, by His Beloved.

Verses 7-10 In His Beloved we have a goel ha dam (the Hebrew phrase for a kinsmen redeemer, Lev 25:47-55), the release of sins (a phrase describing the work of a kinsman redeemer: reparation and restoration, Jer 31:18-19; 33:7-8), according to the riches of His favor; wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; having made known unto us the deeper understanding of His purpose (according to his good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself), that in the unfolding plan, in the fullness of times, the Father might gather together in one, all (Judah and Israel, Eze 37:21-22,25) in the Messiah, both who are in heaven, and who are in the Land.

"Heaven" is a figure of speech for something that is not in immediate proximity; in this case it refers to Israel, Dan 9:7; Eph 2:17. See Gen 37:9-10. "Earth" or "the Land" refers to Judah. Phil 2:10 mentions those "under the Land" and is a reference to Israel's enemies (see Deu 23:12-14).

Ephesians Chapter 2:

Verses 1-3 Indeed you were dead (expatriated, Isa 9:1-3; Mat 4:16; Luk 15:24; Eze 37:11-14). These deviations from the Truth (1Joh 3:4), that is, your sins, wherein ye followed in time past, according to current practices of this world (Deu 28:36-37; Act 14:11-16), that is after the manner of the prince of the power of the air (an idiom for a leader acting with pseudo authority, John 19:11. Compare these verses: 1Cor 9:26 & 14:9), the spirit (the influence of pseudo authority) that now works in the sons of disobedience (Mat 23:13-15). Among whom also we all had our conduct in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind (Mat 15:7-9); and were characteristically, the sons of wrath (Mat 23:33), even as others (see the Sidebar above right regarding the definition of a gentile).

Verses 4-10 But YHVH, who is rich in unmerited favor, for His great love wherewith he loved us (Hos 11:1), even when we were dead in sins (expatriated as a result of breaking covenant), has vivified us (resuscitated Judah and Israel; see the chapter entitled “The Sheep”) with the Messiah of Israel -- by favor ye are repatriated in the Resurrection -- and made us sit together in high places (upon Mount Zion, Oba 17-18) with Messiah Yeshua. That in the ages to come (in the Resurrection) He might show the exceeding riches of His favor by His kindness toward us through Messiah Yeshua. For by favor are ye repatriated through the faithfulness of the Messiah of Israel; and that not of yourselves; repatriation is the gift of YHVH; not of works (the oral reforms and precedents of the Pharisees), lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah Yeshua, unto good works (Exo 18:20), which YHVH hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Verses 11-12 Wherefore remember, that ye were formerly gentiles uncircumcised in the flesh (Col 2:13), even called the Uncircumcision (see the section on Akrobustia in the chapter called "Circumcision") by those who are called 'the Circumcision in the Flesh Made by Hands' (Gal 6:12-13). At that time you were regarded as gentiles because you were separated from the Messiah, being non-participants in the Commonwealth of Israel (Amo 9:11; Act 15:14-19), without a share in the covenants of promise, having no hope and godless in the world ("no hope and godless" is the definition of a gentile, see Eph 4:17-19 in the Holman Christian Standard Bible).

Verses 13-16 But now, in Messiah Yeshua, you who in times past were far off (the House of Israel, Dan 9:7; Jer 31:10; Zec 10:7-9; Isa 43:6) are made near again by the blood-relationship of Messiah (our kinsman redeemer, Lev 25:25, 47-55). For he is our Shalom, who hath made both one (Judah and Israel, Ezek 37:21-22,25), and hath broken down the middle wall of partition (a phrase used to describe a great difference of opinion), having abolished in the days of his flesh (Heb 5:7) the hostility (Isa 11:13), and abolished the law of commandments in dogma (oral laws and Rabbinic reforms that fueled hatred between Judah and Israel); in himself (i.e. without assistance; compare a variant reading of Heb 2:9b: "that he, apart from God, should taste death on behalf of all") in order to make of two (Judah and Israel) one renewed man ("man" or adam refers to the exiles of Israel. See Psa 90:3; Eze 34:30-31; Hos 6:7; etc.), thus producing Shalom (a complete number); and that he might reconcile (exchange enmity with friendship) both to YHVH in one body (one nation, Eze 37:22), by means of the gallows, having slain the hatred in them (2Sam 19:41-43).

Jer 23:6 In the King's days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely. This is the name the King will go by: YHVH has provided Judah and Israel with equity. (GUS paraphrase).

Verse 17 And came and preached Shalom to you former gentiles, who were afar off, and to Judah who was nigh.

Col 1:12-14 Giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you (the Exiles) to share in the inheritance (the Land, Exo 32:13) of the saints (the House of Judah, Hos 11:12), in the Light (in the Torah, Psa 43:3-4) in that He has rescued us from the domain of darkness (darkness is anywhere outside the Land of Israel, Isa 9:1-3; Isa 49:6; Eze 34:11-12; Luk 2:25-32) and transferred us into the Messianic Kingdom of the Son He loves (repatriation as a result of the Resurrection), in whom we have redemption: the release of sins.

Titus 2:13-14 Looking for that Blessed Hope (Act 23:6; 24:15; 28:20) and appearing of the Glory of our great Elohim (Mat 16:27) -- our Savior Yeshua the Messiah of Israel who gave himself on our behalf (Rom 4:25; 1Cor 15:14-20), that he might rescue us from out of Torah-less-ness (Eze 11:16; 20:34,41) and purify unto himself a peculiar people (1Pet 2:9-10), zealous of good works (Exo 18:20).

Conclusion

 

Who are the Redeemable?

The answer is Irael. "REDEMPTION IS HEALING THE WOUND OF EXILE" (A quote by Eddie Chumney).