Salvation Is An Act By God

And not the second part of the trinitarian godhead. Celebrating the miraculous salvation (YESHUA) from annihilation at the hands of the Persian Empire - and the Jews’ return to a nationally-united, Torah way of life, Purim has traditionally symbolized the defeat of anti-Semitic tyranny and Jewish assimilation.

FOR YOUR SALVATION, do I long, O Hashem! (Genesis 49:18). "And Moses said unto the people: 'Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation (YESHUAT) of the LORD, which He will work for you to-day;.. (Exodus 14:13). "The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation; this is my God, and I will glorify Him; my father's God, and I will exalt Him" (Exodus 15:2). "Salvation belongeth unto the LORD (l’YHVH haYESHUA); Thy blessing be upon Thy people. Selah (Psalm 3:9).


THE HEBREW NAME JEHOSHUA (JOHSUA): In Exodus 17:9 Moses adressed his dsiciple by the name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ Yehoshua, even though his given name was Hoshea הוֹשֵׁעַ (Numbers 13:8,16): "Of the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun." "These are the names of the men that Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua הוֹשֵׁעַ בִּן-נוּן, יְהוֹשֻׁעַ.

Moses was the one who gave him the name Yehoshua as a prayer that he resist the evil counsel of the spies (Numbers 13:16), an episode that took place more than a year after the battle with Amalek (Exodus 17). Moses changed his name now, because he knew prophetically that Yehoshua would require that prayerful intervention in the future. Although Moses had already changed his name, the Torah mentions it in connection with the spies because that is where it is relevant (Ramban).

MOSES PRAYS FOR YEHOSHUA (Numbers 13:16): He prayed on his behalf, “May God save you from the counsel of the spies.” The name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ is a compounded form of יָהּ יוֹשִׁיעֲךָ, May God save you [Sotah 34b].

Moses added the letter YUD י to Hoshea’s name, so that his name would begin with the letters of God’s Name YAH, a short form of YHVH. The Hebrew name Yehoshua means God save or God will save, which signifies that Moses prayed, ”May God save you (Yehoshua) from the conspiracy of the spies” (Rashi). Joshua would speak up and oppose the spies – and this put him in danger that they might harm him. Therefore, Moses prayed for him (Chofetz Chaim).


The Hebrew name Yehoshua (bin Nun) יְהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן-נוּן (Joshua) derives from a combination of YHVH and yasha, and means ”YHVH saves,” or ”YHVH is salvation”. In the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah, the name Yehoshua was contracted to the Aramaic short form Yeshua (the son of Nun) יֵשׁוּעַ בִּן נוּן (Neh. 8:17). Yeshua means "salvation."

Jews who have converted to Christianity and have accepted Jesus, use Yehoshua's shortened name, Yeshua יֵשׁוּעַ for their Savior and Mashiach.

 

JEWS FOR JESUS or Messianic Jews are traditional Protestant evangelicals in their view of Jesus, which includes incarnation, trinity, etc. When they see the word ”salvation” (Hebrew: yeshua), they immediately recognize it as ”Yeshua/Jesus”- the second part of the godhead: In Hebrew Salvation is called "yeshua". Jesus means ”Salvation”.

Now keeping these things in mind let’s see the what they think the Bible speak of what Moses, David and Isaiah say about salvation; YESHUA (in the Christian mind Jesus):

Exodus 15:2 ”The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation ישׁוּעָה YESHUA; this is my God, and I will glorify Him; my father's God, and I will exalt Him.” From here (John 1:1-2) they think God has became Yeshua (Jesus) and that this Yeshua is Moses' and their God.

King David says: ”The LORD is my strength and song; and He is become my salvation (yeshua)” (Psalm 118:1). Again, in the Christian mind, king David’s God is become his salvation (yeshua) Jesus.

The prophet Isaiah (12:2-3) says, in the Christian mind: ”Behold, God is my salvation (yeshua/Jesus); I will trust, and will not be afraid; for GOD the LORD is my strength and song; and He is become my salvation (yeshua/Jesus).'


CALLING UPON THE NAME OF JESUS is for a Christian to call upon the name of YHVH, since, according to the Christian misuse and mistranslation of Isaiah 9:5(6) Jesus himself is YHVH come in the flesh: ”For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6, NKJ).

"That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (Philippians 2:10-11). "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).


CHRISTIAN BIBLE TRANSLATORS completely reconstructed Isaiah 9:5(6), so that this verse appears to be a prophesy about Jesus in the far future, rather than a biblical narrative describing Hezekiah's miraculous victory in the past (7th century B.C.E.). Christian Bible translators accomplished this task by carefully altering all past tense verbs in this verse to the future tense will be/shall be.

JEWISH BIBLE: Isaiah 9:5(6) ”For a child HAS BEEN BORN יֻלַּד to us, a son given to us, and the authority WAS PLACED וַתְּהִי upon his shoulder, and his name WAS CALLED וַיִּקְרָא Wondreous Adviser, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."

This wondrous salvation took place in the days of the child of Ahaz, the righteous King Hezekiah, Whom God, Who is the Wondrous Adviser, Mighty God, Eternal Father - called “Prince of Peace.” See Isaiah 39:8.

This verse contains the epic exaltqtion of Hezekiah and the divine names bestowed upon him because the Jews were miraculously saved from the Assyrians 2,700 years ago. The Hebrew name "Hezekiah" means "The Mighty God," חִזְקִיָּה composed of the word "חוזק" (chozek, "strength") and the letters יה (Yah, God's name). "God strengthens" (2 Kings 18:1, 2 Chr. 32:5,7,26).

The story of Hezekiah’s remarkable salvation from Assyria more than 2700 years ago is related in the tenth chapter of Isaiah as well. The fact that the tenth chapter continues to speak of Hezekiah’s victory and Assyria’s remarkable defeat, does not bode well for evangelical Christians, who insist that the ninth Chapter of Isaiah is speaking of a deified Jesus. Isaiah’s Chapter nine and ten, use identical language to convey God’s miraculous intervention on Hezekiah’s behalf. For the full record of Hezekiah's salvation from Assyria, read Isaiah 37:32 and 2 Kings 19:31 (Rabbi Tovia Singer).


THE VIRGIN BIRTH: "Here is how the birth of Yeshua the Messiah took place. When his mother Miryam was engaged to Yosef, before they were
married, she was found to be pregnant from the Ruach HaKodesh."

The angel Gabriel appeared to Yosef in a dream and said: "Yosef, son of David, do not be afraid to take Miryam home with you as your wife; for what has been conceived in her is from the Ruach HaKodesh" (Matt. Ch. 1).

DOES ALMA MEAN VIRGIN? For nearly two millennia the Church has insisted that the Hebrew word almah עַלְמָה can only mean “virgin.” This is a vital position for defenders of Christianity to take because Matthew 1:22-23 translates alma in Isaiah 7:14 as “virgin.” The first Gospel quotes this well known verse to provide the only “Old Testament” proof text for the supposed virgin birth of Jesus.

The stakes are high for Christendom (and Islam). If the Hebrew word alma does not mean a virgin, Matthew crudely misquoted the prophet Isaiah, and both a key tenet of Christianity (Islam) and the credibility of the first Gospel (and Islam) collapses.

http://www.outreachjudaism.org/articles/alma-virgin.html


"SHE WILL GIVE BIRTH TO A SON, and you are to name him Yeshua, [which means `ADONAI saves,'] because he will save his people from their sins. All this happened in order to fulfill what ADONAI had said through the prophet, "The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him `Immanu El." (The name means, "God is with us"). (Matthew 1:21-22).

THE CHRISTIAN MISTRANSLATION OF ISAIAH 7:14 NKJ: "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name IMMANUEL."


THE PROPHETIC SIGN - A SON: "Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you (Ahaz) a sign: behold, the young woman shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Curd and honey shall he eat, when he knoweth to refuse the evil, and choose the good. Yea, before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land whose two kings thou hast a horror of shall be forsaken (Isaiah 7:14-16).

It is perfectly obvious that it would have been quite pointless for Isaiah to have offered Ahaz a sign that would only take place more than 400 years after his death - yet this is exactly how some Christians try to explain this passage, claiming that a prophetic allusion to the "virginal conception" of their founder is contained in the words, "Behold, the young woman (ALMAH) is with child."

The prophetic sign was that by the time this son would have the intelligence to distinguish between right and wrong - at about the age of three or four years old - the threat to Judah from Aram and the kingdom of Israel would disappear.

"And I (Isaiah) was intimate with the prophetess, and she conceived, and she bore a son, and the Lord said to me, "Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Plunder Hastens, Spoil Quickens, Isaiah 8:1-3). God tells Isaiah to call this son by names indicating the imminent defeat of Retzin king of Aram and Pekah ben Remaliah king of Israel.

Indeed, in the fourth year of the reign of Ahaz, by which time the newborn son would have been three years old, the Assyrians conquered and exiled Aram, killing Retzin (II Kings 16:9), while Pekah ben Remaliah was killed in the same year in a conspiracy (II Kings 15:30).

ISAIAH'S SON is the very son whom the prophetess called Immanuel (God is with us), since the Holy One, blessed be He, would be at the aid of Hezekiah when he would reign after Ahaz and have to face Sennacherib's advance against Jerusalem, which is the prototype of the destined attack by Gog and Magog at the end of days (Isaiah Chs. 10, 36-39).


GOD RESPONDS IN TIMES OF DISTRESS: Joel 3:5 "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of HaShem shall be delivered; for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those that escape, as HaShem hath said (See Obadiah Ch. 17, Isaiah Ch. 4, Ch. 24), and among the remnant those whom HaShem shall call" (Joel 3:3-5(Chr. Bible: 2:30-32). Those who repent (return to God and His Torah) will be safe.

Psalms 145:18-20 "HaShem is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him IN TRUTH." These are "The Remnant whom Hashem shall call" (RaDaK on Joel 3:5). The remnant among the nations (Isaiah 11:11-12, Jeremiah 23:3-8, 31:7-13, Michah Chs. 4-5).

"He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him; He also will hear their cry, and will save them. HaShem preserveth all them that love Him; but all the wicked רְשָׁעִים (RESHAIM) will He destroy." One expresses love of God by performing His commandments purely out of love.

"RASHA" - (pl. "Reshaim"); a wicked person; the opposite of the "Tzaddik," the righteous person. This individual rejects the Kingship of HaShem, rejects the Mitzvot, the Commandments, and rejects the Morality of the Torah, thinking he can define it on his own...With all that, there is hope for him or her. By the Process of "Teshuvah," Repentance, he or she can erase all their sins (Judaism 101, OU.org).


"COME MY PEOPLE, enter into your chambers..." (Isaiah 26:20). RaDaK explains that this verse contains the prophet's counsel to the people of Israel in the time of the war of Gog and Magog. At that time Israel will be in dire trouble for a short time...

REBBETZIN ESTHER JUNGREIS: Prepare for the Coming of Messiah

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/128101


THE PROPHET ADVISES THE PEOPLE to seclude themselves in good deeds and complete Teshuvah, for the anger will only be for a short moment and the good will be saved. Rashi explains that the "chambers" allude to the synagogues and study halls in which Israel are to gather in their time of crisis, or to the inner chambers of the heart in which each one should conduct his or her own deep self-reckoning...

KNOW YOUR BIBLE:

http://www.azamra.org/NaCh.shtml


"MAKE AN UPROAR, O YE PEOPLES and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, and it shall be brought to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand; FOR GOD IS WITH US כִּי עִמָּנוּ אֵל KI IMMANU EL" (Isaiah 8:9-10).

II Chronicles 32:7-8 "Be strong and of good courage, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him; for there is a Greater with us than with him: with him is an arm of flesh; but WITH US IS THE LORD OUR GOD (IMMANU YHVH ELOHEINU) to help us, and to fight our battles.' And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah." See Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm Ch. 1.


THIS IS A PROPHECY how after the future redemption of Israel many nations will come to seek out HaShem in the Temple in Jerusalem: "So said the Lord of Hosts: [There will] yet [be a time] that peoples and the inhabitants of many cities shall come. And the inhabitants of one shall go to another, saying, "Let us go to pray before the Lord and to entreat the Lord of Hosts. I, too, will go." And many peoples and powerful nations shall come to entreat the Lord of Hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord.

So said the Lord of Hosts: In those days, when ten men of all the languages of the nations shall take hold of the skirt of a Jewish man, saying, "Let us go with you, כִּי שָׁמַעְנוּ אֱלֹהִים עִמָּכֶם FOR WE HAVE HEARD THAT GOD IS WITH YOU" (Zechariah 8:20-23).

 

VIDEO: Is the Law a "Curse"? Are the Jews or the Nations Blind? By Rabbi Tovia Singer

Christians and Muslims believe the Jewish people are "blind to the truth;" that the names of their false prophets are to be found in the Tanakh.

Just as Christians/Hebrew Christians/Messianic Jews believe the name of Jesus of Nazareth is to be found in the Hebrew Scriptures, Muslims also believe that Mohammad's name is to be found in the Tanakh. 

Is the Prophet Muhammad mentioned by name in the Song of Solomon chapter 5 verse 16? "Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa Zehraee Bayna Jerusalem."

"His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem."

Song of Songs, is an allegory, a duet of longing between G-d and Israel. ”His mouth is most sweet; yea, He is altogether lovely מַחֲמַדִּים. This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.'” The "daughters of Jerusalem" are the nations of the world destined to ascend to Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:16, Psalm 45:15), and to keep the feast of tabernacles (Sukkot).

The word מַחֲמַדִּים MaCHaMaDiM is an adjective which describes a person, a ting, or a situation; and means; delight, lovely, goodly, desirable or pleasant. This verse does not allude to Mohammed, but to G-d and His Torah.

This word is also used in 1 Kings 20:6, 2 Chr. 36:19 ”the goodly vessels”, Isaiah 64:10 ”pleasant things”, Lam. 1:7-11, Ezekiel 24:16,21,25 ”the desire of thine eyes”, i.e., the Temple, Hosea 9:6,16 and Joel 4:5 (3:5).

The words of His mouth; the Torah, are sweet: ”They are to be desired more than gold, yea more than much fine gold, and are sweeter than honey and drippings of honeycombs” (Psalms 19:11(10), 119:103).

The prophet Jeremiah says (15:16): ”Your words were found and I ate them, and Your word was to me a joy and a rejoicing of my heart, for Your name was called upon me, O L-rd G-d of Hosts.”

The fruit of His Torah ”was sweet to my palate” (Song of Solomon 1:1-3).

The "kisses of His mouth" are the teachings of His Torah, the innermost wisdom; which are better than "wine" (Song of Solomon 1:2).

”I alone am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine. He Who grazes His sheep (the Children of Israel) in roselike pastures” (Song of Solomon 6:3, 2:16).

Interesting to note: In Jewish tradition, the month of Elul is a time of repentance in preparation for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The Talmud writes that the Hebrew word אֱלוּל "Elul," can be expanded as an acronym for אֲנִי לְדוֹדִי וְדוֹדִי לִי "Ani L'dodi V'dodi Li" - "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine" (Song of Solomon 6:3).

The word “Elul” is similar to the root of the verb “search” in Aramaic. Elul is seen as a time to search one's heart and draw close to G-d in preparation for the coming Day of Judgement, Rosh Hashanah, and Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur (from Wikipedia).

It is not too late to seek the pardon of G-d for our shortcomings during the previous year...

 

MASHIACH, MASHIACH! The difference between ”mashiach” and ”Moshiach”: The term "mashiach" literally means "the anointed one," and refers to the ancient practice of anointing kings with oil when they took the throne. The mashiach is the one who will be anointed as king in the End of Days.

THE WORD "MASHIACH" DOES NOT MEAN "SAVIOR." The notion of an innocent, divine or semi-divine being who will sacrifice himself to save us from the consequences of our own sins is a purely Christian concept that has no basis in Jewish thought.

Unfortunately, this Christian concept has become so deeply ingrained in the English word "messiah" that this English word can no longer be used to refer to the Jewish concept. The word "mashiach" will be used throughout this page.

Some gentiles have told me that the term "mashiach" is related to the Hebrew term "moshiah" (savior) because they sound similar, but the similarity is not as strong as it appears to one unfamiliar with Hebrew.

THE HEBREW WORD "MASHIACH" comes from the root  Mem-Shin-Chet, which means to paint, smear, or annoint.

THE WORD "MOSHIACH comes from the root Yod-Shin-Ayin, which means to help or save. The only letter these roots have in common is Shin, the most common letter in the Hebrew language.

The "m" sound at the beginning of the word moshiah (savior) is a common prefix used to turn a verb into a noun. For example, the verb tzavah (to command) becomes mitzvah (commandment). Saying that "mashiach" is related to "moshiah" is a bit like saying that ring is related to surfing because they both end in "ing" (Judaism 101).

 

IT IS SAID THE MASHIACH WILL BE RIDING A DONKEY (Zechariah 9:9-10, Genesis 49:8-12); the Tribes of Israel. Israel has the stubbornness of a wild ass. But those that seek her will find her "in her month" – an allusion to the period of mourning of the Three Weeks culminating in the first nine days of the month of Av, time of the Destruction of the Temple (Rashi). See Jeremiah 2:20-24, Hosea 8:8-12.

In the end Mashiach will return the Lost Tribes unto the vine; Israel (Jeremiah 2:21). "Binding his foal unto the vine (GEFEN), and his ass's colt unto the choice vine (SOREK); he washeth his garments in wine, and his vesture in the blood of grapes; His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk" (Genesis 49:11-12, Zechariah 9:9). Wine, water, bread, honey and milk are metaphors for Torah knowledge (Isaiah Ch. 55).


MASHIACH IS NOT CALLED A SAVIOR, but rather, one who has been saved (VE-NOSHA): "Be exceedingly happy, O daughter of Zion; Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem. Behold! Your king shall come to you. He is צַדִּיק וְנוֹשָׁע הוּא; עָנִי (TZADIK VE'NOSHA HO, ANI...) just and victorious (saved); humble (poor),..” (Zechariah 9:9).

In the words of Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum, "The two Hebrew words TZADIK and NOSHA, are literally: RIGHT, RIGHTEOUS, proved to be right, and saved. Not a Christian style savior, but just a saved human.

The Hebrew verb in this verse "VE'NOSHA," is gramaticlly in the passive form, the "VE" simply means "AND" "NOSHA" is the verb, meaning "ONE WHO HAS BEEN SAVED."

If the verb were active "SAVIOR" the Hebrew would say "MOSHIA" and it does not, indicating that the true future Redeemer be not a man of flesh and blood but God alone."

"For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior מוֹשִׁיעֶךָ;.. I, I am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior מוֹשִׁיעַ ...I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King" (Isaiah 43:3, 11,15).

"So said the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer the Lord of Hosts,
"I am first and I am last, and besides Me there is no God... and you are My witnesses; is there a God besides Me?" (Isaiah 44:6,8). "That I opened for you seven heavens and showed you that there is no other, and you are My witnesses to this thing that there is no God besides Me (Rashi).


The Seven heavens

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Isaiah Ch 45 "I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides Me there is no God: I will strengthen you although you have not known Me. In order that they know from the shining of the sun and from the west that there is no one besides Me; I am the Lord and there is no other.

Indeed, You are a God Who conceals Himself, the God of Israel, the Savior מוֹשִׁיעַ MOSHIA... "I am the Lord and there is no other... Not in secret did I speak, in a place of a land of darkness; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, Seek Me, in vain; I am the Lord, Who speaks righteousness, declares things that are right.

Assemble and come, approach together, you survivors of the nations; those who carry their graven wooden image and pray to a god who does not save, do not know (to understand knowledge).

Is it not I, the Lord, and there are no other gods besides Me, a just and saving God there is not besides Me.

TURN TO ME AND BE SAVED, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is no other." Abandon your graven images, all the ends of the earth, and, thereby, you shall be saved (Rashi).

By Myself I swore, righteousness emanated from My mouth, a word, and it shall not be retracted, that TO ME SHALL EVERY KNEE KNEEL, every tongue shall swear."

Hosea 13:4 "And I am the Lord your God from the land of Egypt, and gods besides Me you should not know, and there is no savior מוֹשִׁיעַ MOSHIA but Me." "For the LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our Lawgiver, the LORD is our King; He will save us" (Isaiah 33:22).

The curtain of blindness is finally lifted when...”The LORD hath made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation יְשׁוּעַת YESHUAT of our God” (Isaiah 52:10, 53:1, 25:6-9). “Arm of the Lord” refers in the Scripture to the spiritual and military salvation of the Jewish People from the gentiles who tyrannize them.