In the Hebrew, a correct reading and rendering of Psalm 11:4 into English (while sanctifying the NAME) is:
"HASHEM. In His Holy Temple, HASHEM: in the heavens, His Throne.
His eyes see: His EYELIDS WILL EXAMINE AND TEST THE INTELLECTUAL AND INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE of the sons of Man."
The literal rendering of "Aph'Aph" is as the "fluttering eyelashes", and it denotes the activity of wings fluttering or sparks flying (ascending) upward.
As "eyelids" we see that the verb takes on a physical presence or manifestation. In effect, this Psalm is predicting an "incarnation" of the same HASHEM (i.e., the tetragrammaton name of YHVeH) who is in His Holy Temple, and who also sits upon His Throne in the Heavens.
What does the HASHEM come "in the flesh"/ "incarnate" do? He examines and tests both the intellectual and intuitive knowledge of the sons of Israel. Examine the Gospels, for in His dealings with most everyone, Jesus fulfills the Hebrew prophecy of Psalm 11:4 to the very word picture understanding, literally. He not only examines...He tests both the intellectual and intuitive knowledge in the particular type of "examination" that "Bachan" entails.
“You, HASHEM, are our Father (and)
‘OUR REDEEMER FROM EVERLASTING’ is Your NAME.” (Isaiah 63:16b)
“Our Redeemer” in the Hebrew is Ga’alenu.
Ga’alenu in the context of Isaiah 63:16 is He who purchases us and buys us back from sin from a time when sin was not. In other words, G-D who exists before sin, restores or is purchasing us back to be restored to an original position of what He originally intended us to be. It is not only to a time before all sin offerings (be it an “olah’/burnt offering, or a “hattat”/sin offering, or an “asham”/trespass offering), it is before the very foundation of the world, and before any Creation was ever created.
Isaiah 63 begins with the consequence and bloodiness of sin. In the Old Testament Covenant system, G-D makes Himself the Savior of those who trust rightly in Him (Isaiah 63:8). And who are they that put their trust in G-D rightly? In the entirety of the verse, we see…
“For You (are) our Father, though Abraham knows us not,
and Israel acknowledges us not.
You, HASHEM, are our Father (and)
‘our Redeemer from everlasting’ is Your NAME.” (Isaiah 63:16)
In many ways, it seems to be us...which is one of the reasons Christians (especially us of the Gentiles) love the book of Isaiah so much.
This "REDEEMER from everlasting" is the same as Micah 5:2,
“Whose goings forth are of old, even from everlasting.”This is Yeshua. This is the One called SALVATION.
Micah and Isaiah both shared circa 45-year contemporaneous ministry. The two actually compliment each other’s ministry. As the Scroll of Micah says,
“Who is a G-D like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the Remnant of His Heritage? He retaineth not His anger forever, because He delighteth in mercy.
He will turn again, and have compassion upon us; HE WILL SUBDUE OUR INIQUITIES; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” (Micah 7:18-19). Even so, Amen.
In various passages of the Tanakh, we read that:
"There is none holy as the LORD:
for there is none beside thee..." (e.g., I Samuel 2:2)
In Psalm 110:1, we find that there is the exaltation of the Lord or Adonai, which some would rather call the Master, and pronounce as Adonee -- but still, is He who in I Samuel 2:10 is identified as King Messiah.
In Daniel 9:25, Messiah the King and Master is called a "nagid" in the Hebrew. In effect, it means "one who is prominently before" or chief, encompassing governmental - military - religious ranks all into His one person.
The idea then carries us back to the manifestation of G-D incarnate -- the EL Gibbor -- who takes these ranks upon Himself in Isaiah (9:5 in the Hebrew Text, 9:6 in the English text).
In the following verse, He sits upon the throne of David, but it is to an heir or branch of David that an eternal rulership is promised. That is, it must be a Son of David who is both a Son and HASHEM Incarnate, as Jeremiah 23:5-6 tells us:
"Behold, the days come, saith HASHEM,
that I will raise unto David a Righteous Branch [a son},
and (as) King shall reign and prosper,
and shall execute justice and judgement in the Earth.
In His days, Judah shall be saved,
and Israel shall dwell safely:
and THIS IS HIS NAME whereby He shall be called,
'HASHEM OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS'."
This HASHEM who is to become flesh, is asked by the Psalmist to visit Israel...to visit the Vine, and is identified as the RIGHT HAND of HASHEM in Name or Title (Psalm 80:14-15,17; cf. Exodus 15:3,6).
G-D lifts His HAND to the Nations,
and the (Right) HAND becomes a STANDARD [banner, sail, gleam from far away] to the people (Isaiah 49:22). This directly points us back to HASHEM-Nissi in Exodus 17:15, HASHEM our Banner:
1) Whom in Isaiah 5:26 is an Ensign to the Nations, and who causes the Last Days Aliyah Ingathering of Israel from out of all nations.
2) Whom in Isaiah 11:10 is identified as a descendant of Jesse, HASHEM manifest through this lineage, and trusted by us Goyim (Gentiles), in whom we find glorious rest.
3) Whom in Zechariah 6:12-13, will build the Temple of HASHEM, bear the glory, sit as king - priest - counselor upon it.
4) Whom was clearly identified in the Gospels as Jesus, in front of the High Priest and Sanhedrin, by an oath upon the Divine utterance by the High priest in Matthew 26:63-64.
In Daniel 9:22 ff., when looking for his appearing, we find that there are only 69 heptads of years to which the city of Jerusalem and the holy people (the nation of Israel) are to exist in the sense of a means that Daniel could recognize, from the time of a certain event to the time of King Messiah, the LORD Himself, was to appear or be made manifest to Israel in Judah.
Because "the NAME" -- YHVEH -- subsumes all 3 tenses of the verb "to be" in Hebrew (hayah, hoveh, yiheyeh) -- and that Yeshua is HASHEM -- when Yeshua / HASHEM the Messhiach was cut off by laying His life down, time stopped on the Judgment clock of G-D and the last week of Daniel's prophecy, the last 7 years, never played out.
That clock of prophecy still retains that single week of years -- 7 years -- and it is about to start up again, and bring such fright and devastation upon the world, that unbelievers should be as "Charada" (as those dead from fright, or fleeing to deep coal minds in uncontrollable fear) because of even the knowledge of it (should they choose to reject Christ).
Again, I reiterate, "The NAME" -- YHVeH -- subsumes all 3 tenses of the verb "to be" in the Hebrew because: G-D is above time, and beyond time, and the Creator of it. G-D created time for this particular enclosed Universe in which we live for the benefit of man, and encapsulated sin before it ever began. Time was created for our sakes, as it were.
In Judaism, YHVeH is spoken as " HASHEM" when simply referred by reverence. When YHVeH is directly read, it is spoken as "Adonai" in reverence. But when exorcism is performed, the name YHVeH is directly spoken. The very name of Jesus has an even greater authority in exorcism, because it is the name of man's redemption, and the new name which YHVeH Himself has made Himself known to us -- as He has also done with the Patriarchs and with Moses at the Burning Bush, for example.
I would ask those who do not believe in the Incarnation of HASHEM to consider Daniel 9:22 ff. in this way.
1) When can the finishing of transgression take place according to this time-line given Daniel?
2) What does the finishing of transgression truly mean?
3) Who or what makes an END of sins?
4) By when is the end of sins to take place by? And how is it possible?
5) What is covered by the "reconciliation of iniquity" and when and how is it to occur by?
6) Who or what can bring in everlasting righteousness? And when is it to occur by?
7) What is the legal weight of the clause "to seal up (both) the vision and prophecy"? Can it not be a means of stopping a "Judgement clock" and extend the deadline?
8) Whom is the Most Holy that must be anointed? By when must He be anointed by? And why would someone purposely say we must anoint a city or Temple in place of a Messhiach here? Where is its example in scripture? And what is the predominant and repetitive quotation of anointing in Scripture pointing to -- person or building(s)?
Regarding Jeremiah 23:1-8, The Jewish Commentary of Lamentations Rabbah 1:51 states:
'What is the NAME of the King Messiah?'
Rabbi Abba ben Kahana said:
His Name is "Adonai", as it is stated
- "And this is the NAME whereby He shall be called:
Adonai is our Righteousness." [verse 6].
In this, the Jewish reading aloud of Jeremiah 23:6 will be YHVeH "read" as Adonai. Adonai is the NAME of King Messiah, and therefore YHVeH is the NAME of King Messiah according to Lamentations 1:51's Rabbi Abba ben Kahana.
Therefore, when YHVeH speaks unto Adonai in Psalm 110:1, it is YHVeH speaking unto YHVeH, and G-D (the Father) unto King Messiah (who is also YHVeH).
In Psalm 65:5-7, the confidence is placed in G-D the Father of King Messiah (who here is called "salvation"), while King Messiah -- who is in the bosom of G-D the Father (Psalm 74:11-12; John 1:18) -- has the power to make still the storm and seas (cf. Psalm 107:28-30; and Jesus fulfilling this that only YHVeH King Messiah can do, in Matthew 8:23-27).
Hence, faith in G-D the Father through King Messiah as the only way of deliverance is actually an Old Testament concept fulfilled in the New Testament.
We therefore, as born-again Christian Evangelicals, are fully vindicated as practicing a restored form of that same Faith given by G-D to Israel that was to be dispensed to us of the nations from early times...but neglected by them to do so until after He was born among man, and discipled sons of Israel in person to do so. Hence, "redispensed" after an original intent through Christ.
We are called by the Hebrew Scriptures themselves to be worshipping G-D from G-D, Light from Light, very G-D of very G-d, begotten not made, who being once substance with the Father created all that was made.
And it is through the New Testament, that we realize that King Messiah, Yeshua, is He who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven. And was incarnate of the Holy Ghost and of the Virgin Mary and was made man; was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried; and the third day rose again according to the Scriptures.
From both the Old and New Testaments, we know that King Messiah, Yeshua, is He whom ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father, and shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, of whose Kingdom there shall be no end.
Literally spelled-out in the Hebrew --
Yeshua (Jesus) is prophesied and identified as King Messiah From the Old Testament or Tanakh:
4 Times in the Torah (the first 5 or Mosaic books):
Genesis 49:18, the name Yeshua (Yod-Shin-Vav-Ayin) appears in the Hebrew as the identity of King Messiah in this and all following verses I will cite. From the Torah’s own prophecy, from Jacob speaking as one of the prophets, is Yeshua NAMED by the patriarch as the Savior of his progeny.
Savior / Messiah:
Ge 49:18 I have waited for thy Yeshua, O L-RD.
The G-D whom the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob knew:
Exodus 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the Yeshua of the L-RD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
Exodus 15:2 The L-RD is my strength and song, and he is become my Yeshua : He is my G-D, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
In context of these two chapters, this same G-D, Yeshua, is He who "roars from Heaven" to save Israel at the Reed / Red Sea, and is He who saves and Raptures (snatches to safety) in Psalm 50:1-6, Psalm 29:3; Joel 2:11, 3:15-16.
He is scorned and lightly esteemed by those who claim themselves as the best and most upright of Jews or of Israel (Genesis Rabbah 77:1, Bamidbar/ Numbers 23:10, Yoma 73b) in the end times:
Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he abandoned G-D which made him, and scorned lightly the Rock of his Yeshua.
King Messiah who Jacob the Patriarch prophesied of, is Yeshua:
1Samuel 2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the L-RD, mine horn is exalted in the L-RD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy Yeshua.
1 Samuel 2:10 identifies Yeshua of verse 1 as the Messiah, even as prophesied by Jacob in Genesis 49:18.
Yeshua...Yod - Shin - Vav - Ayin
Yod - The abbreviative of the Holy NAME for G-D (YHVeH)
Shin - The phoenetic is related to the root word shnh, which is in turn related to shani (scarlet...appearing 42 times in the Tanach). Shnh is the more correct Gematriac translation than the next "traditional" option. Shin is secondly, also related to shen (ivory tooth, sharp), a derivative of the root word shanan.
Vav - A hook (as those silver and gold hooks upon which the Temple curtains of Exodus chapters 26, 27, 36, and 38 hang, for example). It can even be used to describe a peg (or nail) shape as those 3 found in Jesus at the Cross.
Ayin - artesian well spring flowing/living waters. It is also translated as that source of that which is seen with the eye. From the Ugaritic "yn" - 'to behold'. Often, lost in translation is the singular word 'eye', which also fails to convey the inward expression. In Jeremiah 5:21, for example, the Hebrew links the "eyes" to expression and inclinations of "the heart".
Thus, Yeshua is YHVeH's Crimson Hook which flows like a stream of living waters...in other words, the very name Yeshua, prophesied in the Tanach...speaks of the coming Cross and of G-D shedding his eternal blood upon it.
He upon whom the Universe hangs and is upheld by, is prophesied to hang upon the Cross...and in turn, become both the atonement and the sanctuary of all who trust into Him.
Yesha" and "Yasha" appear some 233 times in addition to "yeshua" as "salvation deliverance" in the OT. Most of my greatest critics admit being oblivious to researching the texts themselves or of the particulars of the Hebrew or Greek.
The point I am making with all this, is that Christ is readily available to be seen in the OT to the Hebrew reader and speaker. The less brainwashed they are on how NOT to read and NOT to think a certain way, the more easily they see what the text says, rather than through the prism of bias they insert into the text.
That brainwashing, says Paul in (2 Corinthians 3) is as a veil upon the mind and heart. When the veil is taken away, and one can read in liberty, Messhiach is more readily revealed as layer upon layer is easily removed, and the light of the post-Torah passages of the Tanakh shines forth. As a review of many of my threads show, Christ is everywhere in OT prophecy, from Genesis 1:1 to Malachi.
I bring "basar", or the "good news", that "salvation is of the Jews as a people, NOT of their rabbis". This last sentence, I believe, is consistent with the message from the Tanakh / Old Testament.
It is through the people of the Jews that Messhiach is come, and it will be "they" who will be as if first citizens, as if having an additional crown more than can be obtained by we gentiles. It is not an exclusion status...it is simply a reward "by means of grace of having been born via certain parents" status. "Slightly greater" in status, but NOT "better."
Jewish people in modern Judaism have it reversed, as if "salvation deliverance were from the rabbis, and either allowed or denied access at the rabbinic whim, salvation deliverance being dispensed like dew from Heaven from the rabbis to their own club...those being the same ethnic people as they."
The non-Hebrew nations or "gentiles" have repeated the same error of exclusivity right back at Judaism. Both sides need to admit error. We gentiles often readily admit ours, but arrogance and lofty pride forbids rabbins from theirs, and create tension.
We need to get back to the joying in the basar, the euaggelizo, the proclaiming of the good news of salvation, deliverance, and of Yeshua...the hope of even the ancient Patriarch Jacob -- as he spake by the Holy Spirit -- as he prophesied over his progeny.
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In the Year of our LORD Jesus Christ 2019
-- As of January 20, 2017
A Sigh Of Relief With The Inauguration Of Donald John Trump as President of the United States of America, And Hope For A Prosperous Future For All United States Citizens (we who are a nation called "the melting pot of the world"). We shall be great and exceptionally great again.
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