My Servant the Branch is My Righteous Servant and a Priest of G-d Most High

6And the angel of the Lord charged Joshua as follows: 7“Thus said the Lord of Hosts: If you walk in My paths and keep My charge, you in turn will rule My House and guard My courts, and I will permit you to move about among these attendants. 8Hearken well, O High Priest Joshua, you and your fellow priests sitting before you! For those men are a sign that I am going to bring My servant the Branch. 9For mark well this stone which I place before Joshua, a single stone with seven eyes. I will execute its engraving—declares the Lord of Hosts—and I will remove that country’s guilt in a single day. 10In that day—declares the Lord of Hosts—you will be inviting each other to the shade of vines and fig trees.”     Zechariah 3/6-10 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

9The word of the Lord came to me: 10Receive from the exiled community—from Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah, who have come from Babylon—and you, in turn, proceed the same day to the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah. 11Take silver and gold and make crowns. Place [one] on the head of High Priest Joshua son of Jehozadak, 12and say to him, “Thus said the Lord of Hosts: Behold, a man called the Branch shall branch out from the place where he is, and he shall build the Temple of the Lord. 13He shall build the Temple of the Lord and shall assume ma- jesty, and he shall sit on his throne and rule. And there shall also be a priest seated on his throne, and harmonious understanding shall prevail between them.”     Zechariah Chapter 6/9-13 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

1Of David. A psalm.
The Lord said to my lord,
“Sit at My right hand
while I make your enemies your footstool.”

2The Lord will stretch forth from Zion your mighty scepter;
hold sway over your enemies!

3Your people come forward willingly on your day of battle.
In majestic holiness, from the womb,
from the dawn, yours was the dew of youth.

4The Lord has sworn and will not relent,
“You are a priest forever, a rightful king by My decree.”     Psalms 110/1-4 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

18And King Melchizedek of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was a priest of God Most High. 19He blessed him, saying,
“Blessed be Abram of God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth.
20And blessed be God Most High,
Who has delivered your foes into your hand.”
And [Abram] gave him a tenth of everything. . Genesis 14/18-20 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

19I am about to do something new;
Even now it shall come to pass,
Suddenly you shall perceive it:
I will make a road through the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.

20The wild beasts shall honor Me,
Jackals and ostriches,
For I provide water in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My chosen people,

21The people I formed for Myself
That they might declare my praise.

22But you have not worshiped Me, O Jacob,
That you should be weary of Me, O Israel.

23You have not brought Me your sheep for burnt offerings,
Nor honored Me with your sacrifices.
I have not burdened you with meal offerings,
Nor wearied you about frankincense.

24You have not bought Me fragrant reed with money,
Nor sated Me with the fat of your sacrifices.
Instead, you have burdened Me with your sins,
You have wearied Me with your iniquities.

25It is I, I who—for My own sake—
Wipe your transgressions away
And remember your sins no more.     Isaiah 43/19-25 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

11Out of his anguish he shall see it;
He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion.
“My righteous servant makes the many righteous,     Isaiah 53/10 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

34No longer will they need to teach one another and say to one another, “Heed the Lord“; for all of them, from the least of them to the greatest, shall heed Me—declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquities, And remember their sins no more.

35Thus said the Lord,
Who established the sun for light by day,
The laws of moon and stars for light by night,
Who stirs up the sea into roaring waves,
Whose name is Lord of Hosts:

36If these laws should ever be annulled by Me
—declares the Lord—
Only then would the offspring of Israel cease
To be a nation before Me for all time.

37Thus said the Lord: If the heavens above could be measured, and the foundations of the earth below could be fathomed, only then would I reject all the offspring of Israel for all that they have done—declares the Lord.

38See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when the city shall be rebuilt for the Lord from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate; 39and the measuring line shall go straight out to the Gareb Hill, and then turn toward Goah. 40And the entire Valley of the Corpses and Ashes, and all the fields as far as the Wadi Kidron, and the corner of the Horse Gate on the east, shall be holy to the Lord. They shall never again be uprooted or overthrown.     Jeremiah 31/31-40 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

1Behold, I am sending My messenger to clear the way before Me, and the Lord whom you seek shall come to His Temple suddenly. As for the angel of the covenant that you desire, he is already coming. 2But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can hold out when he appears? For he is like a smelter’s fire and like fuller’s lye. 3He shall act like a smelter and purger of silver; and he shall purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they shall present offerings in righteousness. 4Then the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem shall be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of yore and in the years of old. 5But [first] I will step forward to contend against you, and I will act as a relentless accuser against those who have no fear of Me: Who practice sorcery, who commit adultery, who swear falsely, who cheat laborers of their hire, and who subvert [the cause of] the widow, orphan, and stranger, said the Lord of Hosts.

6For I am the Lord—I have not changed; and you are the children of Jacob—you have not ceased to be.     Malachi 3/1-6 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

Many biblical writers assume the existence of beings superior to man in knowledge and power but subordinate to the one God. These beings serve as His attendants, like courtiers of an earthly king, and also as His agents to convey His messages to men and to carry out His will.

These beings are clearly designated by the English word “angel.” The terminology of biblical Hebrew is not so exact. Malʾakh, the word most often used, means “messenger” (“to send”). It is applied frequently to human agents and is sometimes used figuratively.

Apparently for greater clarity, the Bible frequently calls the angel the malʾakh of God; yet the same title is occasionally applied to human agents of the Deity. Elsewhere angels are called ʾelohim (“god” or “gods”); more often bene ʾelohim or bene ʾelim (“sons of gods”) – in the general sense of “divine beings.”

They are also known as kedoshim (qedoshim; “holy beings). Often the angel is called simply “man.” The mysterious being who wrestled with Jacob is first called a man, then ʾelohim, but Hosea refers to him also as a malʾakh.

As a result of this there are some passages where it is uncertain whether a human or superhuman messenger is meant. The Bible also speaks of winged creatures of angelic character called cherubim and seraphim who serve a variety of functions. A further ambiguity is due to the fact that the Bible does not always distinguish clearly between God and His messenger.

Thus, Hagar encounters an angel but later addresses “the Lord that spoke unto her”. It is God who commands the sacrifice of Isaac; later Abraham is addressed by the angel of the Lord from heaven. The angel of the Lord appears to Moses in the burning bush, but through the rest of the story Moses converses with the Deity. So, too, in the Gideon story, Gideon speaks sometimes with God, sometimes with the angel of God.

Some scholars infer from this phenomenon that the angel was not regarded as an independent being, but simply as a manifestation of the Divine power and will. Others suppose that in the earliest version of these stories a human being was confronted directly by God, and that later scribes toned down the boldness of this concept by interposing an angel.

From: Angels & Angelology; Jewishvirtuallibrary.org (edited).

 

Commentary:

Zechariah’s prophecy did not come to fulfillment. The High Priest Joshua lived in the time of the building of the second Temple and the Branch of David did not come. G-d was using this vision for the people Zechariah would tell in his day. To give them hope and encourage the building of the second Temple.

And also for this day when Israel’s guilt is removed again and the Branch of David who is a Priest of G-d Most High has come and there is a Temple to be built.

The angel of the Lord tells Zechariah:

“For mark well this stone which I place before Joshua, a single stone with seven eyes. I will execute its engraving—declares the Lord of Hosts—and I will remove that country’s guilt in a single day.”

I will remove that country’s guilt in a single day is the “something new” G-d said He would do of wiping away the transgressions and remembering the sins no more of the Assyrian/Babylon exiles written by Isaiah many years before during the time of the deportation of the northern Kingdom.

And G-d made a covenant to forgive the Jewish people of all of their sins and remember them no more for a time to come written by Jeremiah during the deportation of the southern Kingdom.

Something new for the Assyrian/Babylon exiles is repeated for the Roman exiles for when they returned to the promised land to rebuild the Temple of G-d.

A covenant of the forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people which causes the teaching of G-d to be written on the hearts of those who revere and heed His Name and are mindful of His laws.

A covenant delivered by the messenger of G-d upon whom the spirit of G-d and the person of the spirit of G-d (the angel of His Presence) alights upon in Isaiah 11/1-2 who is the angel of that covenant.

Elijah is the messenger. He is the twig of the stump of Jesse. “My servant the Branch” is “My righteous servant” of Isaiah 53. And the angel of His Presence is the angel of the covenant.

G-d said in Isaiah 53 “My righteous servant makes the many righteous,”. This is Elijah who makes the many righteous by being the messenger of the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people and reconciling the parents with the children and children with the parents of the Jewish people through Judaism.

“But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can hold out when he appears? For he is like a smelter’s fire and like fuller’s lye.”

The day of his coming is the great, fearful day of the Lord who is like fire and lye. All three come together. Elijah and divine beings. Just like the man who wrestled with Jacob who is called man and who is called G-d in the Torah and called a messenger in the Book of Hosea. A host of the L-rd of Hosts.

The G-d of Israel said to me “Write these words”:

“I have come to the earth to dwell with My anointed king Keith Ellis McCarty as I once came to dwell among the tents of the Israelite’s and who writes My words exactly as I speak them as My servant Moses did;

Keith Ellis McCarty is the twig that shoots from the stump of Jesse, the lineal descendant of King David through King Solomon prophesied by My servant Isaiah, a son of David upon whom My spirit and the person of My spirit who is the angel of My Presence alighted upon in the year 2007;

Keith Ellis McCarty is Elijah prophesied by My servant Malachi to be My messenger that is with the angel of the covenant (who is the angel of My Presence) of the forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people I declared in the book of Jeremiah and to reconcile the families of the Jewish people to Judaism;

Keith Ellis McCarty is the prophet like Moses prophesied by My servant Moses whom I speak with face to face as one friend to another, that I converse with whenever I so wish, who converses with Me whenever he so wishes, and who writes My words exactly as I tell him to;

Keith Ellis McCarty is My righteous servant prophesied by My servant Isaiah that makes the many righteous, the man of sorrows and suffering who offered his soul and himself to Me for guilt, the man who I have chastised, bruised, crushed, maltreated and punished for the guilt and sin of My people to make him suitable for My purposes, and the man that I have given long life to in My power to be My vessel;

Keith Ellis McCarty has been cleansed of all sin and guilt by My power and the chastisement and punishment I have laid on him for ten years making him suitable for My purpose of redeeming Israel and I no longer remember the sins of My children the Jewish people by covenant written by My prophet Jeremiah for a time to come, and that time is now;

Keith Ellis McCarty is a priest forever, a righteous king by My decree after the manner of Melchizedek and My son David;

My hand shall be constantly with him and My arm shall strengthen him. No enemy shall oppress him and no vile man will afflict him. My faithfulness and steadfast love shall be with him;

I am G-d. I created all things. I divided light and I divided water. I created and formed Keith Ellis McCarty for My purposes. Just as I formed Israel. For My purposes.”

 

Zechariah and a Host of the L-rd of Hosts

Zechariah, Chapter 1 (from Chabad.org English translation of the entire Tanach with Rashi’s commentary. This Tanakh translation has been completely revised with a modern translation of the Hebrew of the Jewish Bible to English begun in 1955 and copyrighted in 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. I have used the JPS Tanakh for the verses without changing the commentary of Rashi. There are minor differences in the words he comments on in some of the verses).

 

Rashi:

The prophecy: of Zechariah is extremely enigmatic, because it contains visions resembling a dream that requires an interpretation. We cannot ascertain the truth of its interpretation until the teacher of righteousness comes. Nonetheless, I will put my heart to reconciling the verses, one by one, according to the interpretations that resemble it and following the interpretation of Jonathan.

Keith:

I am the teacher of righteousness of Isaiah 53 that Rashi mentions. Rashi, who interprets Isaiah 53 to be the servant Israel as one man recognized at this time of interpreting Zechariah that Isaiah 53 described a particular man. What he did not know is that Isaiah 53 not only describes G-d’s righteous servant who makes the many righteous by his knowledge it describes Elijah of Malachi 3 and cannot be the servant Israel. Rashi is known for his inconsistencies in his interpretations.

Dreams and visions in the scripture are of very limited use for prophecy. It is difficult enough when spoken directly by the L-rd and indirectly by the word of the L-rd. Dreams and visions have to be interpreted in view of the prophet, when and where he lived, his audience and the purposes G-d may have had outside of prophecy.

 

1In the eighth month of the second year of Darius, this word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo:

Rashi:

In the eighth month: Before they commenced resuming the work of the construction, for they commenced it on the twenty-fourth day of the [ninth] month.

Keith:

the second year of Darius:

Darius the Mede is mentioned in the Book of Daniel as king of Babylon between Belshazzar and Cyrus the Great, but he is not known to history, and no additional king can be placed between the known figures of Belshazzar and Cyrus.Most scholars view him as a literary fiction, but conservatives seeking to harmonise Daniel with history have put forward several theories, the most common being that he is identical with either Cyrus or with Ugbaru, the general who was first to enter Babylon when it fell to the Persians in 539 BCE. The Medes came to prominence in 612 BCE when they joined with the Babylonians in overthrowing Assyria.     From Wikipedia (excerpt)

word of the Lord: When G-d does not speak to the prophet directly He sends the messenger of His words who is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d and the angel of His Presence to deliver them.

 

2The Lord was very angry with your fathers.

Rashi:

with your fathers: who were in the generation of the destruction of the Temple.

Keith:

with your fathers: All of the twelve tribes and the Levites.

 

3Say to them further: Thus said the Lord of Hosts: Turn back to me—says the Lord of Hosts—and I will turn back to you—said the Lord of Hosts. 4Do not be like your fathers! For when the earlier prophets called to them, “Thus said the Lord of Hosts: Come, turn back from your evil ways and your evil deeds, they did not obey or give heed to Me—declares the Lord. 5Where are your fathers now? And did the prophets live forever?

Rashi:

[As for] your fathers – where are they?: See that they suffered an evil blow, with famine, with the sword, and with pestilence.

But the prophets – do they live forever?: And if you ask, “the prophets, too where are they? Have they not died?” I [God] will answer you, “Should the prophets have lived forever?” But their end proves that their words were true; for all My words, and the declarations of the decrees of My retribution that I commanded My servants, the prophets, concerning you – did they not overtake your fathers?

Keith: No commentary.

 

6But the warnings and the decrees with which I charged My servants the prophets overtook your fathers—did they not?—and in the end they had to admit, ‘The Lord has dealt with us according to our ways and our deeds, just as He purposed.’”

7On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month of the second year of Darius—the month of Shebat—this word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo:

Rashi: No commentary.

Keith: this word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo: This verse continues with “8In the night, I had a vision” which is not a word of the L-rd. The word of the L-rd coming to Zechariah means the messenger of the words of G-d has come to Zechariah who is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d. He has alighted upon Zechariah to bring a vision from G-d.

 

8In the night, I had a vision. I saw a man, mounted on a bay horse, standing among the myrtles in the Deep, and behind him were bay, sorrel, and white horses.

Rashi:

I saw tonight: Our Sages explained [this phrase as] they explained [it] in the Aggadah of the chapter entitled “ Helek ” (Sanh. 93a), but the sequence of the chapter and the language do not fit it.

and behold! A man: an angel.

on a red horse: This is an allusion that He would exact retribution upon the Chaldeans, Media, and Persia with the sword and with blood, as He says (verse 15 below): “And I was very wroth with the nations.”

and after him were red, etc., horses: prepared for the mission of the Omnipresent. That there were among them [horses of] many sorts of colors was a [means of] praise for him.

black: do not know what color this is. Jonathan rendered קְוָחִין.

among the myrtles that were in the pool: Among the myrtle trees of Babylon.

Keith:

In the night, I had a vision: There is a man on a horse standing in the myrtles. He is later referred to as the angel of the L-rd standing in the myrtles. The angel of the L-rd is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d. He alights upon and enters men and and My Name (G-d) is in him and can speak through him to the man.

Zechariah has an angel with him who is his guide in the vision. The Deep is like a valley Zechariah is looking down on filled with myrtle trees and then an open area below that where the bay, sorrel and red horses are.

 

9I asked, “What are those, my lord?” And the angel who talked with me answered, “I will let you know what they are.”

Rashi:

And I said: to one angel who showed me all this.

“What are these, my lord?”: He was the one riding on the red horse.

Keith:

What are those, my lord?: Zechariah is asking the L-rd about the horses in the open area to the man standing in the myrtles (on a bay horse). This man is a host of the L-rd of Hosts. A host is a man and divine beings like the man who wrestled with Jacob all night and the captain of the L-rd’s Host in the Torah. The divine beings are the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d and My Name (G-d) is in him.

 

10Then the man who was standing among the myrtles spoke up and said, “These were sent out by the Lord to roam the earth.”

Rashi:

to walk to and fro on the earth: To see the tranquility of the nations.

Keith:

Then the man who was standing among the myrtles spoke up and said: The man standing in the myrtles answers the question of Zechariah to the L-rd.

“These were sent out by the Lord to roam the earth.”: The angel of the L-rd is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d. He alights upon and enters men and My Name (G-d) is in him. The man is given the answer of the L-rd by the word of the L-rd through the person of His spirit.

 

11And in fact, they reported to the angel of the Lord who was standing among the myrtles, “We have roamed the earth, and have found all the earth dwelling in tranquility.”

Rashi: No commentary.

Keith:

they reported to the angel of the Lord:  They who reported are the horses who have gone to and fro throughout the earth and they spoke the report to the angel of the Lord. The horses speaking that all is tranquil means a vast area was covered so horses are used instead of men. It could have been a flock of birds in the myrtles but G-d chose horses.

who was standing among the myrtles: The angel of the L-rd who was standing among the myrtles is the man standing among the myrtles with the angel of the L-rd within him. The angel of the L-rd is using this man as his visible presence. Just as he once used a burning bush and G-d spoke through him to Moses.

 

12Thereupon the angel of the Lord exclaimed, “O Lord of Hosts! How long will You withhold pardon from Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, which You placed under a curse seventy years ago?”

Rashi:

And the angel of the Lord replied: The angel that was speaking to me.

Keith:

Thereupon the angel of the Lord exclaimed: Exclaimed through the man standing among the myrtles. The man spoke the words the angel of the L-rd spoke to him.

O Lord of Hosts! How long will You withhold pardon from Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, which You placed under a curse seventy years ago: The following verses are from the Book of Isaiah written before the deportation of Judah and Benjamin and Isaiah witnessed the deportation of the northern Kingdom.

“So I profaned the holy princes; I abandoned Jacob to proscription And Israel to mockery.” (Isaiah 43/28). The profaning of the holy princes is G-d’s prophecy of the banishment of  King Jeconia and all of his offspring from ever ruling over Judah in Jerusalem again. The line of the Kings of Judah ended. And it is G-d’s prophecy that the northern Kingdom and the southern Kingdom of the Israelites would be deported from the promised land for their sinful ways.

“Thus said the Lord, Your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For your sake I send to Babylon; I will bring down all [her] bars, And the Chaldeans shall raise their voice in lamentation.” (Isaiah 43/14). This is G-d’s prophecy that Assyria would be conquered by the Chaldeans and Babylonians and that He would raise up the gentile HaMoshiach Cyrus of Persia to conquer them to clear the way for all of the tribes to return.

“Fear not, for I am with you: I will bring your folk from the East, Will gather you out of the West; I will say to the North, “Give back!” And to the South, “Do not withhold! Bring My sons from afar, And My daughters from the end of the earth—All who are linked to My name, whom I have created, Formed, and made for My glory—” (Isaiah 43/5-7). This is G-d’s prophecy that all of the tribes of Israel would return from the Assyrian and Babylonian deportations and exiles.

“It is I, I who—for My own sake—Wipe your transgressions away And remember your sins no more.” (Isaiah 43/25). And this is G-d doing “something new” for the Israelites.

This story re-runs with the “new covenant” of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people that arrives with Elijah (the HaMoshiach of Isaiah 11 and 53) and the angel of that covenant after the exiles of the Roman dispersal return to the land of Israel to rebuild the third Temple that G-d will return to “quickly”.

The report was that all of the earth was dwelling in tranquility from the horses, Zechariah is in Jerusalem and the construction on the second Temple is about to begin, Isaiah has written G-d’s words of sin forgiveness which would remove the “curse” many years before this and the angel of the L-rd proclaims “O Lord of Hosts! How long will You withhold pardon from Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, which You placed under a curse seventy years ago.”

This is an example of a vision with several purposes but of no prophetic value today. The scroll of Isaiah needs to be found and interpreted by Zechariah and the religious leaders so they will know of G-d’s forgiveness of their sins. The Books of Nehemiah and Ezra that give accounts of the return of all twelve tribes and the Levites and the building of the second Temple never mention G-d’s forgiveness of their sins.

For me the vision was used by G-d to provide a scenario in the scripture where I could teach others of the importance of the person of the spirit of G-d in His use of men as hosts of the L-rd of Hosts and how He and the person of His spirit can speak through a man. That these men of the Bible are not angels they are hosts of divine beings. And examples of My Name (G-d) being in angels and the person of His spirit.

I am a host of the L-rd of Hosts and that is not an easy thing to explain or to be believed by others. This vision and my ability to interpret its meaning for my teaching about hosts of the G-d of Hosts with the Sage Rashi completely unaware that the man standing in the myrtles is a host and not an angel is a sign from G-d of me and the truth of my words: Dreams and visions have to be interpreted in view of the prophet, when and where he lived, his audience and the purposes G-d may have had outside of prophecy.

 

13The Lord replied with kind, comforting words to the angel who talked with me.

Rashi:

And the Lord answered the angel who was speaking to me, good words: Not that the prophet heard what He answered [the angel], but from what the angel said to him, “Proclaim, saying, ‘I am jealous etc.,’” I know that He answered him good words.

Keith:

The Lord replied: To the angel guide of Zechariah.

with kind, comforting words to the angel who talked with me: Words in response to when will the Lord pardon the exiles and allow their return to Jerusalem.

 

14Then the angel who talked with me said to me: “Proclaim! Thus said the Lord of Hosts: I am very jealous for Jerusalem—for Zion—

Rashi:

I am jealous for Jerusalem: I am exacting the retribution [for] the cause of Jerusalem from those who oppress her.

Keith:

Then the angel who talked with me said to me: “Proclaim! Thus said the Lord of Hosts: My Name (G-d) is in all angels and spoke to him “I am very jealous for Jerusalem—for Zion—” and told the angel guide how to announce His words.

 

15and I am very angry with those nations that are at ease; for I was only angry a little, but they overdid the punishment.

Rashi:

that are at ease: Concerning whom these [messengers] say that they sit still and are at rest.

for I was wroth: with My people, a little.

and they helped to do harm: In addition to the wrath, [they helped] to do harm.

Keith: No Commentary.

 

16Assuredly, thus said the Lord: I graciously return to Jerusalem. My House shall be built in her—declares the Lord of Hosts—the measuring line is being applied to Jerusalem.

Rashi:

and a plumb line shall be stretched out: to measure its wall, its length and breadth.

Keith: No commentary.

 

17Proclaim further: Thus said the Lord of Hosts: My towns shall yet overflow with bounty. For the Lord will again comfort Zion; He will choose Jerusalem again.”

The Soul Offering for Guilt of HaMoshiach; Cleansed, Purified and Sinless

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The Jewish afterlife is called Olam Ha-Ba, the world to come. Judaism is not focused on the question of how to get into heaven. Judaism is focused on life and how to live it.

The place of spiritual punishment and purification for the dead in Judaism is referred to as Gehinnom or She’ol. The Torah indicates in several places that the righteous will be reunited with their loved ones after death while the wicked will be excluded from this reunion after death. Humanity is capable of being considered righteous in G-d’s eyes and merit paradise after a suitable period of purification.

The place of spiritual reward for the righteous is often referred to in Hebrew as Gan Eden (the Garden of Eden). This is not the same place where Adam and Eve were; it is a place of spiritual perfection, a place of the peace that one feels when one experiences Shabbat properly, the bliss of the afterlife likened to the warmth of a sunny day.

Every act we do in our lifetime leaves an imprint on our soul. The good we do brightens and elevates our soul, and every wrongdoing leaves a stain that needs to be cleansed. If, at the end of our life, we leave this world without fixing the wrongs we have done, our soul is unable to reach its place of rest on high. We must go through a cycle of deep cleansing. Our soul is flung around at an intense spiritual heat to rid it of any residue it may have gathered, and to prepare it for entry into Heaven.

That’s why our Sages said, “Repent one day before you die.” And what should you do if you don’t know which day that will be? Repent today.

From: various writings by Rabbi’s based on the Talmud.

 

10But the Lord chose to crush him by disease, That, if he made himself an offering for guilt, He might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.     Isaiah 53/10 Tanakh JPS 1985

 

Commentary:

As G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 I made my soul an offering to G-d for guilt. My soul has been cleansed and tempered by the hand, power and words of G-d through maltreatment, chastisement, bruising, crushing and punishment.

G-d crushed me with cancer so that I would make my soul and self an offering for guilt to Him. I became guilty of my sins and the sins and guilt of others that were not my own.

My soul was an angry soul full of self will and was a part of all my sins in life. I gave G-d my soul for guilt agreeing to an oppressive judgement and He sentenced me to punishment, chastisement, crushing, bruising and maltreatment in His words and power until I was suitable for His purpose that might prosper.

Maltreatment is a part of being chastised and punished by the hand, words and power of G-d. It is necessary to break the will of a man and to cleanse, temper and calm his soul. It is a tedious slow process. G-d is the one who maltreated me not man. So I was submissive and did all that I was told to do day in and day out.

It is a process similar to breaking a wild horse for riding, making a prisoner obey the rules and a recruit into a soldier in boot camp. It is a removal of self will. The maltreatment is harsh physically and mentally and an emotional nightmare. It is G-d’s way of tempering my emotions and in the process cleansing my soul and spirit.

Having your soul tempered and self will removed while you are alive is very difficult and very painful both physically and emotionally. As my soul and emotions react to the chastisement and maltreatment G-d’s power and elements of the unseen pass through my body to cleanse and coat my soul.

G-d draws emotions from me covering the entire range of human feelings. The coatings are whisper thin but nine years of this process throughout the day and night has changed me greatly. My soul is no longer the soul I was born with.

And all of this is done so that I am suitable for G-d’s purpose which is not specified in Isaiah 53. It is said to be a purpose which “might” prosper. This purpose which might prosper is found in the Book of Malachi.

To reconcile the children to the parents and the parents to the children of the Jewish people through Judaism and if that is not done G-d will smite the land with utter destruction.

This is the purpose of Elijah in Malachi 3 which might prosper who is the man described in Isaiah 53. I am Elijah. I am also the prophet like Moses and the descendant of David through Solomon (the twig of the stump of Jesse). The HaMoshiach, a host of the L-rd of Hosts.

I was not born with the soul of the HaMoshiach. G-d took my sinful soul and created the soul of the HaMoshiach while it has rested in me. A soul G-d can dwell with and not be offended as a host of the L-rd of Hosts. A soul cleansed and purified of all sins and G-d remembers those sins no more.

G-d tells me He is creating a Kingdom in heaven of human spirit persons whose souls will be cleansed and placed in angelic bodies of elements of the unseen and His power.

The Jewish Bible says it will be a new heaven filled with the Jewish people for the name of Israel to endure forever.

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After World War II, the Jewish Publication Society began to consider a new edition of the Bible and the concept of a completely new translation gradually took hold and the task was begun in 1955.

Harry M. Orlinsky, Professor of Bible at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (New York) was editor-in-chief along with H. L. Ginsberg, Professor of the Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Ephraim A. Speiser, Professor of Semitic and Oriental Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, as fellow editors.

Associated with them were three rabbis: Max Arzt, Bernard J. Bamberger, and Harry Freedman, representing the Conservative, Reform, and Orthodox branches of organized Jewish religious life.

Copyright @ 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society.

Divine Inspiration of Prophecy Fulfilled

13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.     Matthew 4/13-17 Holy Bible KJV.

 

23For if there were to be any break of day for that [land] which is in straits, only the former [king] would have brought abasement to the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali—while the later one would have brought honor to the Way of the Sea, the other side of the Jordan, and Galilee of the Nations.     Isaiah 8/23 JPS Tanakh 1985.

 

1The people that walked in darkness
Have seen a brilliant light;
On those who dwelt in a land of gloom
Light has dawned.

2You have magnified that nation,
Have given it great joy;
They have rejoiced before You
As they rejoice at reaping time,
As they exult
When dividing spoil.

3For the yoke that they bore
And the stick on their back—
The rod of their taskmaster—
You have broken as on the day of Midian.

4Truly, all the boots put on to stamp with
And all the garments donned in infamy
Have been fed to the flames,
Devoured by fire.

5For a child has been born to us,
A son has been given us.
And authority has settled on his shoulders.
He has been named
“The Mighty God is planning grace;
The Eternal Father, a peaceable ruler”—      Isaiah 9/1-5 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

“In the ninth year of Hoshea, the King of Assyria captured Samaria. He deported the Israelites to Assyria and settled them in Halah, at the [River] Habor, at the River Gozen, and in the towns of Media.”     2Kings 17/6 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

“The king of Assyria brought [people] from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, and he settled them in the towns of Samaria in place of the Israelites; they took possession of Samaria and dwelt in its towns.     2Kings 17/24-35 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

Commentary:

The Book of Matthew says:

“And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

This is what the Book of Esaias (Isaiah) says:

“For if there were to be any break of day for that [land] which is in straits, only the former [king] would have brought abasement to the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali—while the later one would have brought honor to the Way of the Sea, the other side of the Jordan, and Galilee of the Nations.”

That ends chapter 8 and then chapter 9 begins:

“The people that walked in darkness Have seen a brilliant light; On those who dwelt in a land of gloom Light has dawned.”

This is not a prophecy to be fulfilled. This is a statement in the last verse of chapter 8 concerning the deportment and exile of the people of the northern Kingdom of Samaria (Israel) and a reference to the importing of non-Jews to the Galilee.

“In the ninth year of Hoshea, the King of Assyria captured Samaria. He deported the Israelites to Assyria and settled them in Halah, at the [River] Habor, at the River Gozen, and in the towns of Media.”

“The king of Assyria brought [people] from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, and he settled them in the towns of Samaria in place of the Israelites; they took possession of Samaria and dwelt in its towns.”

The Isaiah 9/1 verse is an exhalation of the birth of King Hezekiah of Judah in the southern Kingdom. The Assyrians were now threatening Judah which is why there was great exaltation of the birth of Hezekiah.

This is not a prophecy of Jesus dwelling in Capernaum and that a great light has been seen by the people living there with Jesus beginning the preaching of repentance. Jesus has nothing to do with these verses.

It is about Kingdoms and Kings, deporting the Jewish people and importing gentiles, and the hope that the new born heir to the throne in Judah would be a great King graced by G-d to lead Judah as a peaceful ruler in dangerous times.

One verse is about the northern Kingdom and the next in a new chapter is about the southern Kingdom. The verses have nothing to do with one another or with Jesus. Verses of the Jewish Bible lifted out and made a part of the Gospel of Matthew with the words “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet”.

The story of Jesus has nothing to do with the Jewish Bible. The writer of Matthew tells his readers a prophecy has been fulfilled by Jesus and combines two verses changing their meaning and context and includes an act of Jesus to make it seem as though Jesus was in the prophecy. That the prophecy of Isaiah includes Jesus preaching repentance.

From the days of the writings of the New Testament through the Middle ages the world was illiterate for the most part and very few people had access to the Jewish Bible or could read the Greek translation of it later translated to English.

No one could examine the veracity of the unknown writers of the Gospels and determine if a prophecy was really fulfilled and relied on religious leaders assertions that they were written by divine inspiration.

There is nothing divine about this passage in the Book of Matthew. It is intentionally written to mislead the reader.

Today there are new complete translations of the Hebrew of the Jewish Bible into English that are far superior to the Hebrew to Greek to English translations that make the Christian Old Testament much easier to read and comprehend.

All Christians have the ability today to see that the story of Jesus has nothing to do with the Jewish Bible. That the “prophecy fulfilled” verses of the New Testament are misleading and not true.

In Isaiah 51 G-d removes His wrath from the Jewish people and places it on those who tormented them, that told them to get on the ground and walked over them.

In Isaiah 53 G-d describes His righteous servant who makes the many righteous by his knowledge.

And I am that man.

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After World War II, the Jewish Publication Society began to consider a new edition of the Bible and the concept of a completely new translation gradually took hold and the task was begun in 1955.

Harry M. Orlinsky, Professor of Bible at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (New York) was editor-in-chief along with H. L. Ginsberg, Professor of the Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Ephraim A. Speiser, Professor of Semitic and Oriental Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, as fellow editors.

Associated with them were three rabbis: Max Arzt, Bernard J. Bamberger, and Harry Freedman, representing the Conservative, Reform, and Orthodox branches of organized Jewish religious life.

Copyright @ 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society.

The Offering of the Body of Jesus Christ

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32The troops pounced on the spoil; they took the sheep and cows and calves and slaughtered them on the ground, and the troops ate with the blood. 33When it was reported to Saul that the troops were sinning against the Lord, eating with the blood, he said, “You have acted faithlessly. Roll a large stone over to me today.” 34And Saul ordered, “Spread out among the troops and tell them that everyone must bring me his ox or his sheep and slaughter it here, and then eat. You must not sin against the Lord and eat with the blood.” Every one of the troops brought his own ox with him that night and slaughtered it there. 35Thus Saul set up an altar to the Lord; it was the first altar he erected to the Lord. I Samuel 14/32-35 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

4For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.

5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;

9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Hebrews 10/4-10 and 19-20 and 28 Holy Bible KJV.

 

Commentary:

The first King of Israel of the tribe of Benjamin King Saul sets up his first altar to the Lord. The reason is that his men were slaughtering sheep, calves and cows and eating them raw with the blood in the field of battle. This altar was not used as a sacrifice to G-d as much as it was to have the animals drained of the blood and cooked in this story.

The laws of Moses for animal sacrifice taught what sin, repentance and atonement was, the importance of cooking meat without the blood, and to appease G-d and praise Him. Mankind was already sacrificing animals and humans and children to mythical gods. Gods created by stories and passed on orally by generations in different cultures all over the world.

And G-d did away with the animal sacrificial system through His prophets telling His people he no longer desired or accepted animal sacrifice for their sins and he brought the sword, pestilence and famine against them and drove them from the land.

The book of Hebrews sums up the basic Christian belief that Jesus was sacrificed for the sins of all the world as a substitute to the animal sacrificial laws of G-d.

Jesus said “Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.”

Jesus said “Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God”

And Jesus said, “Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.”

The first being animal sacrifice in bulls and goats for sins and the second for G-d to establish human sacrifice for sins in the body of Jesus that G-d prepared for sacrifice.

Jesus says “in the volume of the book it is written of me” that G-d prepared the body of Jesus to be a human sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins in replacement of the animal sacrificial atonement laws. That G-d would accept a human sacrifice for the sins of mankind since He no longer wanted or would accept animals.

There is not a known book where this was written and certainly no book in the Jewish Bible. Man may offer human sacrifices to G-d and to Gods for different reasons such as fertility, long life and bountiful crops but the G-d of creation does not offer human sacrifices to man or accept human sacrifices from men.

For any reason. And certainly not to abolish His own laws for mankind. Laws which include a commandment of not sacrificing your children He gave to a primitive people through His prophet. Laws which are for man to live a good life. It is barbaric and an affront to G-d to believe that He sacrificed a human being for any reason or that He would accept a human sacrifice. For any reason.

And to call that human being said to be prepared by G-d for sacrifice His son magnifies the affront beyond the imagination. If the idea of a son were applied to G-d His son would be the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d who is the angel of His Presence.

They each have no form or body and are living beings far beyond the comprehension of man. The image and likeness of G-d in man is only that of being living persons with emotions and feelings.

G-d has His prophets speak and write His words of sin forgiveness as He did with forgiving the Assyrian/Babylon exiles in the Book of Isaiah. He sends a messenger with His words of sin forgiveness declared in Jeremiah 31 for a time to come in Malachi 3 (At all other times G-d accepts atonement and repentance from those who will return to Him).

And that time is here. I am the messenger Elijah described in Isaiah 53 that G-d calls “My righteous servant” who makes the many righteous by my knowledge. The teacher of righteousness.

With me is the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people who is the angel of the Presence of G-d and the person of His spirit that alighted upon me in the year 2007 in fulfillment of Isaiah 11/1-2.

The forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people is for His namesake and the building of the third Temple by the Roman exiles who have returned to the promised land and made it bloom again.

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After World War II, the Jewish Publication Society began to consider a new edition of the Bible and the concept of a completely new translation gradually took hold and the task was begun in 1955.

Harry M. Orlinsky, Professor of Bible at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (New York) was editor-in-chief along with H. L. Ginsberg, Professor of the Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Ephraim A. Speiser, Professor of Semitic and Oriental Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, as fellow editors.

Associated with them were three rabbis: Max Arzt, Bernard J. Bamberger, and Harry Freedman, representing the Conservative, Reform, and Orthodox branches of organized Jewish religious life.

Copyright @ 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society.

The Scripture Before Canonization in the New Testament and Today

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31Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

32For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:

33And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. Luke Chapter 18/31-33 Holy Bible KJV.

 

25Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

26Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

27And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.     Luke Chapter 24/25-27 Holy Bible KJV.

 

39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.     John 5/39 Holy Bible KJV.

 

46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?      John 5/39 Holy Bible KJV.

 

21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.     1 Peter 2/21-25 Holy Bible KJV.

 

34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.     Matthew 10/34-36 Holy Bible KJV.

 

The Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) consists of a collection of writings dating from approximately the 13th – 3rd centuries BCE. These books were included in the Jewish canon by the Talmudic sages at Yavneh around the end of the first century CE, after the destruction of the Second Temple. However, there are many other Jewish writings from the Second Temple Period which were excluded from the Tanakh; these are known as the Apocrypha and the Pseudepigrapha.

The Apocrypha (Greek, “hidden books”) are Jewish books from that period not preserved in the Tanakh, but included in the Latin (Vulgate) and Greek (Septuagint) Old Testaments. The Apocrypha are still regarded as part of the canon of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches, and as such, their number is fixed.

The term Pseudepigrapha (Greek, “falsely attributed”) was given to Jewish writings of the same period, which were attributed to authors who did not actually write them. This was widespread in Greco-Roman antiquity – in Jewish, Christian, and pagan circles alike. Books were attributed to pagan authors, and names drawn from the repertoire of biblical personalities, such as Adam, Noah, Enoch, Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Ezekiel, Baruch, and Jeremiah. The Pseudepigrapha resemble the Apocrypha in general character, yet were not included in the Bible, Apocrypha, or rabbinic literature.

In eleven caves near Qumran north-west of the Dead Sea parts of more than 700 ancient Jewish manuscripts were discovered in 1947. These had been written in the same period as the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, mostly in Hebrew, with a lesser number in Aramaic and even fewer in Greek. The Dead Sea Scrolls, as they came to be known, are assumed to have been the library of a sectarian community at Qumran.

The Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaa) is one of the original seven Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Qumran in 1947. It is the largest (734 cm) and best preserved of all the biblical scrolls, and the only one that is almost complete. The 54 columns contain all 66 chapters of the Hebrew version of the biblical Book of Isaiah. Dating from ca. 125 BCE, it is also one of the oldest of the Dead Sea Scrolls, some one thousand years older than the oldest manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible known to us before the scrolls’ discovery.

The version of the text is generally in agreement with the traditional version codified in medieval codices, but it contains many variant readings, alternative spellings, scribal errors, and corrections. Around twenty additional copies of the Book of Isaiah were also found at Qumran.

From: Jewish Holy Scriptures: The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha; Jewishvirtuallibrary.org (edited).

 

The books that are found in the Bible were selected on account of their divine inspiration. These texts have become a governing guide for the Jewish people. Nevertheless, there are numerous other texts that never made it into the Bible, many of which are lost today. This choosing of texts for the Bible is referred to as canonization, a method of measuring a text’s importance. Canonization is the long procedure of collecting and sequencing of the texts in an order of authority and importance.

The Pentateuch (Torah), as we know it today, was completed during the Babylonian exile, by the time of Ezra. The Neviim (Prophets) were finalized during the Persian era, approximately 323 B.C.E. The conclusion of the last section of the Bible, ketuvim (Writings) is debated; however, a majority of scholars believe its final canonization occurred in the second century C.E.

The canon of the Hebrew Bible is somewhat different than that of the Greek Bible (which is the basis for the Christian Bible). The Greek Bible includes several additional books, which were not accepted into the Hebrew Bible. These texts include – 1-4 Maccabees, Judith, and Psalms of Solomon. Furthermore, the two Bibles differ in their sequence of the texts and writings, as well as the order of importance in the placement of texts.

Jewish Holy Scriptures: Canonization; Jewishvirtuallibrary.org

 

1Behold, I am sending My messenger to clear the way before Me, and the Lord whom you seek shall come to His Temple suddenly. As for the angel of the covenant that you desire, he is already coming.     Malachi 3/1 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

22Be mindful of the Teaching of My servant Moses, whom I charged at Horeb with laws and rules for all Israel. 23Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord. 24He shall reconcile parents with children and children with their parents, so that, when I come, I do not strike the whole land with utter destruction.
Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before
the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord.     Malachi 3/22-24 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

10But the Lord chose to crush him by disease, That, if he made himself an offering for guilt, He might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.     Isaiah 53/10 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

Commentary:

“Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.”

The Tanakh, Great Scroll of Isaiah, Apocrypha and the Pseudepigrapha are all of the possible scripture that Jesus could be referencing and not one Book mentions a Son of man (which means a person of mankind), G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53, a son of G-d, a man who is G-d or any other man to be delivered to the gentiles, mocked, scourged and put to death.

“And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”

The Tanakh, Great Scroll of Isaiah, Apocrypha and the Pseudepigrapha are all of the possible scripture that Jesus could be referencing and not one Book mentions a human son of G-d, a man who is G-d, a man to be delivered to the gentiles, mocked, scourged and put to death, a man who dies for the sins of other men, any man who is to rise from the dead on the third day, or a man who is sacrificed or made to sacrifice himself by G-d.

After the death of Jesus Apostle Peter taught that Jesus was the man described in Isaiah 53 saying:

“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin (53/12), neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled (53/3), reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not (53/7); but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously (53/11): Who his own self bare our sins (53/5-6) in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed (53/5). For ye were as sheep going astray (53/6); but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.”

Jesus does not fit the most important verse of Isaiah 53 and Peter did not know that Isaiah 53 describes Elijah of Malachi 3.

G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 is made suitable for G-d’s purpose which “might” prosper and that purpose which “might” prosper is found in Elijah who shall reconcile parents with children and children with their parents by being mindful of the Teaching of G-d’s servant Moses whom He charged at Horeb (Sinai) with laws and rules for all Israel, so that, when G-d comes to return to His Temple it has been rebuilt and He does not strike the whole land with utter destruction.

Elijah is to reconcile the Jewish people one to the other through Judaism and HaShem and if Elijah does not do this G-d’s purpose in having His Temple rebuilt and return to it quickly to dwell on earth with the Jewish people again on His Holy Mount Zion will not prosper. In the time of Jesus and John the Baptist G-d was dwelling in His Temple. The purpose of Isaiah 53 and Malachi 3 was for a time when the Temple was to be rebuilt.

Jesus had nothing to do with this purpose of G-d that might prosper of Isaiah 53 and Malachi 3 saying:

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”

The pivotal and most important verse of Isaiah 53 is verse 10: “But the Lord chose to crush him by disease, That, if he made himself an offering for guilt, He might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.”

Jesus was never crushed by disease and there are no testimonies in the New Testament that Jesus offered himself for guilt to G-d and he did not have children or a long life.

I offered myself for guilt to G-d and the offer was accepted. I did not know what an offering for guilt meant at the time G-d began speaking to me and revealing His power and the weight of His presence. G-d had to teach me the scripture first. One night G-d told me to read Isaiah 53 and when I finished He asked who I thought that was. I said I did not know and G-d said that is you. From there we went back to the first verse and He began to show me how I fit the description and Jesus does not

I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been and I have been through cancer and many injuries and sorrowful times. I became guilty of sins that were not my own and G-d sentenced me to maltreatment, chastisement, crushing, bruising and punishment by His hand, power and words until suitable for His purpose.

My Midrash of Isaiah 53: Suffering Servant Jesus Christ, Suffering Servant Israel or G-d’s Righteous Servant Keith Ellis McCarty (Elijah) discusses each and every verse of Isaiah 53.

Jesus said “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me” and  “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.”

The scriptures do give eternal life but they do not testify of Jesus and Moses did not write a single word about Jesus.

I am G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 the teacher of righteousness. The scripture testifies of me and Moses wrote of me. I am the prophet like Moses. I speak to G-d face to face, G-d speaks to me as one friend to another, G-d speaks to me whenever He so desires, I speak to G-d whenever I so desire and I write His words exactly as He speaks them. Just like Moses.

That includes all of the commentaries on this wordpress site. G-d teaches me the material and then dictates the commentary which I type. He makes it a very involved process with many edits and changes to make me feel that I am participating but when the “publish” button is pressed it is at His command and the writing and commentary is all His.

This is scripture that has not been canonized. Scripture written not by divine inspiration but written at the command and direction of G-d. Just as The Torah was written by Moses. The Writings and The Prophets were written for the most part in the same manner.

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After World War II, the Jewish Publication Society began to consider a new edition of the Bible and the concept of a completely new translation gradually took hold and the task was begun in 1955.

Harry M. Orlinsky, Professor of Bible at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (New York) was editor-in-chief along with H. L. Ginsberg, Professor of the Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Ephraim A. Speiser, Professor of Semitic and Oriental Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, as fellow editors.

Associated with them were three rabbis: Max Arzt, Bernard J. Bamberger, and Harry Freedman, representing the Conservative, Reform, and Orthodox branches of organized Jewish religious life.

Copyright @ 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society.

“With Us Is G-d” Was for Judah Not Jesus

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18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

19Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.     Matthew 1/18/23 Holy Bible KJV

 

And Isaiah said to Ahaz, “Assuredly my Lord will give you a sign of His own accord! Look, the young woman is with child and about to give birth to a son. Let her name him Immanuel. (By the time he learns to reject the bad and choose the good, people will be feeding on curds and honey.) For before the lad knows to reject the bad and choose the good, the ground whose two kings you dread shall be abandoned.”     Isaiah 7/14-16 Tanakh

 

Isaiah writes “So I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the House of Jacob, and I will trust in him. Here stand I and the children the Lord has given me as signs and portents in Israel from the Lord of Hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.”      Isaiah 8/17-18 Tanakh

 

Commentary:

Each of Isaiah’s children, “[only] a remnant will turn back”, “with us is God” and “pillage hastens, looting speeds” have a meaning as a sign or portent. Maher-shalal-hash-baz means “pillage hastens, looting speeds” and Immanuel is Hebrew for “with us is G-d”.

The Book of Isaiah, the Book of 2 Kings and the Book of 2 Chronicles provide the historical account to understand the names of the children the L-rd gave Isaiah as signs and portents. The prophetess is foot-noted to be the wife of Isaiah and the young women about to give birth who is with Isaiah, Shear-jashub and Ahaz at the end of the conduit of the Upper Pool would be his concubine.

The Tanakh does not give an account of the mother of “[only] a remnant will turn back”, as she symbolizes the bride of G-d, the Jewish People, who is absent until the remnant returns in repentance.

Based on the historical account and the L-rd’s signs and portents Isaiah is speaking to Ahaz at the conduit of the Upper Pool no earlier than the eleventh year of his reign, for in his twelfth year (the first year of King Hoshea of Israel) the King of Assyria responded to the request of Ahaz, marched against Damascus, captured it and deported its inhabitants to Kir; and in the ninth year of King Hoshea of Israel, the King of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the Israelites to Assyria.

The hastened and speeded pillaging and looting of Aram and Samaria would have taken place during this deportation.

This means that Immanuel would have been about 9 years old when he came to know right from wrong and that Maher-shalal-hash-baz spoke his first words when the King of Assyria deported the Kingdom of Israel.

From the account of signs and portents of the deportation of the northern Kingdom the writer of Matthew says the birth of Jesus by a virgin was prophesied by Isaiah according to the angel of the L-rd in the dream of Joseph.

There was no such prophecy. There was a woman with child and that child was named Immanuel as a sign and portent that Judah would not be defeated and deported along with the northern Kingdom.

The angel of the L-rd would not tell Joseph in a dream that the prophet (Isaiah) said a virgin would bear a child to be named Jesus when he did not. The young women about to give birth who is with Isaiah is his concubine not a virgin and the child is named Immanuel as a sign and portent that G-d is with the Kingdom of Judah.

The angel of the Lord would not tell Joseph in a dream that the Holy Ghost impregnated Mary. The person of the spirit of the Holy G-d has no human form and does not have the power to create life.

The dream of Joseph has nothing to do with the Jewish bible and the HaMosiach who is Elijah that comes with the angel of the covenant of G-d’s forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people described in Isaiah 11 and 53 and Malachi 3. HaMoshiach means “G-d’s anointed king” and is translated as Messiah in Greek and English.

When Jesus describes his cousin as John the Baptist he uses the very verse of Malachi 3/1 that says Elijah comes with the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness for the Jewish people G-d declared in Jeremiah 31 for a time to come.

Jesus omits the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness for the Jewish people from the verse and Jesus claims he is the man described in Isaiah 53 that describes Elijah.

Jesus did not know how to interpret the Jewish bible and he changed what the scripture and prophets said to fit the story he wanted everyone to believe. That he died for the sins of the Jewish people. If John the Baptist was Elijah they were already forgiven.

The stories of Jesus including dreams of Joseph and factual accounts are all based on word of mouth from one storyteller to the next long after the death of Jesus and when finally put in writing the strategy and device of giving the oral accounts credibility was to tie the story to the Jewish Bible.

The problem is the Jewish Bible has no such story or prophecy.

“Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

This is an example of writing a verse that you do not want reviewed by the reader. The prophet is easy to identify as Isaiah and his account of Immanuel has nothing to do with the birth of a child named Jesus by a virgin.

This is the verse:

“And Isaiah said to Ahaz, “Assuredly my Lord will give you a sign of His own accord! Look, the young woman is with child and about to give birth to a son. Let her name him Immanuel. (By the time he learns to reject the bad and choose the good, people will be feeding on curds and honey.) For before the lad knows to reject the bad and choose the good, the ground whose two kings you dread shall be abandoned.”

The child Immanuel is a sign that G-d is with Judah against the Assyrians and a portent that the King of Aram in Damascus and the King of Israel in Samaria (northern Kingdom) would be deported by the time Immanuel was nine years old and the Kingdom of Judah would be safe.

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After World War II, the Jewish Publication Society began to consider a new edition of the Bible and the concept of a completely new translation gradually took hold and the task was begun in 1955.

Harry M. Orlinsky, Professor of Bible at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (New York) was editor-in-chief along with H. L. Ginsberg, Professor of the Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Ephraim A. Speiser, Professor of Semitic and Oriental Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, as fellow editors.

Associated with them were three rabbis: Max Arzt, Bernard J. Bamberger, and Harry Freedman, representing the Conservative, Reform, and Orthodox branches of organized Jewish religious life.

Copyright @ 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society.

Prophecy to Return Measured by Lives (and the Curse of Jeconia, the Forefather of Jesus)

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63But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

64Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.     Matthew 26/63-64 Holy Bible KJV.

 

25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

26Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

29And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;

30When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.

31So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

32Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.     Luke 21/25-32 Holy Bible KJV.

 

26And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

27And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

28Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

29So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

30Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.     Mark Chapter 13/26-30 Holy Bible KJV.

 

1The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

2Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

3Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

4John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

5And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

7Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.     Revelation Chapter 1/1-7 Holy Bible KJV.

 

generation: a group of people born and living during the same time; the people in a family born and living during the same time; and the average length of time between the birth of parents and the birth of their children.     Dictionary (edited).

 

16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.     1 Thessalonians 4/16-17 Holy Bible KJV.

 

1But a shoot shall grow out of the stump of Jesse,
A twig shall sprout from his stock.

2The spirit of the Lord shall alight upon him:
A spirit of wisdom and insight,
A spirit of counsel and valor,
A spirit of devotion and reverence for the Lord.

3He shall sense the truth by his reverence for the Lord:
He shall not judge by what his eyes behold,
Nor decide by what his ears perceive.

4Thus he shall judge the poor with equity
And decide with justice for the lowly of the land.
He shall strike down a land with the rod of his mouth
And slay the wicked with the breath of his lips.

5Justice shall be the girdle of his loins,
And faithfulness the girdle of his waist.

6The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard lie down with the kid;
The calf, the beast of prey, and the fatling together,
With a little boy to herd them.     Isaiah 11/1-6 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

24As I live—declares the Lord—if you, O King Coniah, son of Jehoiakim, of Judah, were a signet on my right hand, I would tear you off even from there. 25I will deliver you into the hands of those who seek your life, into the hands of those you dread, into the hands of King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon and into the hands of the Chaldeans. 26I will hurl you and the mother who bore you into another land, where you were not born; there you shall both die. 27They shall not return to the land that they yearn to come back to.

28Is this man Coniah A wretched broken pot, A vessel no one wants? Why are he and his offspring hurled out, And cast away in a land they knew not?

29O land, land, land, Hear the word of the Lord!

30Thus said the Lord: Record this man as without succession, One who shall never be found acceptable; For no man of his offspring shall be accepted To sit on the throne of David And to rule again in Judah.     Jeremiah 22/24-30  Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

Commentary:

Jesus tells us that he will return in the time of lives in being: the life of the high priest who will see him return, the lives of the people of the towns of Caesarea Philippi then living, the generation of lives in being during his life, and the lives of those who pierced him with the spear after he died on the cross.

They are all dead now for close to two thousand years. Jesus spoke a prophecy of his return with a specific time frame, lives in being (the “measuring lives”) and the prophecy failed.

The Apostle Paul said “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

For almost two thousand years the dead in Christ and those alive during those years have waited to rise to heaven. His prophetic announcement did not happen. And that was not his only false prophecy.

Jesus said the book of Isaiah was satisfied by him one day in synagogue. That he was a shoot grown out of the stump of Jesse, a twig sprouted from his stock and that he would strike down a land with the rod of his mouth and slay the wicked with the breath of his lips.

The line of Jesus given in the book of Matthew is the line of the Kings of Judah through King Jeconia that was exiled to Babylon and banished by G-d from ever ruling over Judah again. That is why the ancestral tree of Jesse the father of King David is referred to as the stump.

Jesus could not fulfill the book of Isaiah for the reason that his line of David is not from the stump of Jesse. The line of Jesus is from the felled ancestral tree of Jesse.

Jesus did not fulfill the book of Isaiah for the reason that he did not strike down Rome with the roof of his mouth or slay the Romans with the breath of his lips.

Jesus was wrong to think he was the twig of the stump of Jesse but he did know he had to return quickly if he was going to fulfill the prophecy of the Jewish bible. To defeat Rome and drive the Romans from the lands of Abraham.

There is no scripture about rising from the grave and then to heaven and returning to fulfill the prophecy of the Jewish bible. Jesus never returned from heaven as he said he would and Rome destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple and drove the Jewish people out of the lands of Abraham. And the dead in Christ never rose to meet him in the air. And now they never will. His prophecy failed.

His forefathers lost Jerusalem and the first Temple to the Chaldeans and Babylonians and the Jewish people were exiled to the vast lands of Babylonia that included vanquished Assyria.

Jesus did not join into the wars of the Jewish people against Rome which ended with the destruction of Jerusalem and the second Temple and mass suicide of the Jewish people at Masada.

And that is why his line was banished by G-d from ever ruling over Judah again. G-d said “no man of his offspring shall be accepted To sit on the throne of David” and Jesus is that offspring.

The Ultimate Purpose of Creation is a New Heaven

 

6God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the water, that it may separate water from water.” 7God made the expanse, and it separated the water which was below the expanse from the water which was above the expanse. And it was so. 8God called the expanse Sky [heaven]. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9God said, “Let the water below the sky [heaven] be gathered into one area, that the dry land may appear.”     Genesis 1/6-9 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

21Then Moses held out his arm over the sea and the Lord drove back the sea with a strong east wind all that night, and turned the sea into dry ground. The waters were split, 22and the Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.     Exodus 14/21-22 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

16the waters coming down from upstream piled up in a single heap a great way off, at Adam, the town next to Zarethan; and those flowing away downstream to the Sea of the Arabah (the Dead Sea) ran out completely. So the people crossed near Jericho. 17The priests who bore the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant stood on dry land exactly in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel crossed over on dry land, until the entire nation had finished crossing the Jordan.     Joshua 3/16-17 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

8Thereupon Elijah took his mantle and, rolling it up, he struck the water; it divided to the right and left, so that the two of them crossed over on dry land.     2 Kings 2/8 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

22For as the new heaven and the new earth
Which I will make
Shall endure by My will
—declares the Lord—
So shall your seed and your name endure.     Isaiah 66/22 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

17For behold! I am creating
A new heaven and a new earth;
The former things shall not be remembered,
They shall never come to mind.
18Be glad, then, and rejoice forever
In what I am creating.
For I shall create Jerusalem as a joy,
And her people as a delight;     Isaiah 65/17-18 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

1Behold, I am sending My messenger to clear the way before Me, and the Lord whom you seek shall come to His Temple suddenly. As for the angel of the covenant that you desire, he is already coming.     Malachi 3/1 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

31See, a time is coming—declares the Lord—when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah.     Jeremiah 31/31 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

34No longer will they need to teach one another and say to one another, “Heed the Lord“; for all of them, from the least of them to the greatest, shall heed Me—declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquities, And remember their sins no more.     Jeremiah 31/34 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

23Lo, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord.     Malachi 3/23 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

Commentary:

G-d said “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the water, that it may separate water from water.” G-d made the expanse, and it separated the water which was below the expanse from the water which was above the expanse. And it was so. G-d called the expanse Sky [heaven]. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. G-d said, “Let the water below the sky [heaven] be gathered into one area, that the dry land may appear.”

This verse associates “waters” of the unseen realm of G-d with the waters of the earth and “dry land” with heaven.

In the Book of Exodus Moses held out his arm over the sea and the L-rd drove back the sea with a strong east wind all that night, and turned the sea into dry ground. The waters were split, and the Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.

In the Book of Joshua when Joshua and the children of Israel brought the Ark of the Covenant to the Jordan, waters coming down from upstream piled up in a single heap a great way off and the priests who bore the Ark of the L-rd’s Covenant stood on dry land exactly in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel crossed over on dry land.

In the Book of 2 Kings when Elijah was to be taken by G-d to heaven in a Whirlwind, and he and Elisha came to the Jordan Elijah took his mantle and, rolling it up, he struck the water; it divided to the right and left, so that the two of them crossed over on dry land.

The children of Israel who are the Jewish people are symbolically revealed to enter heaven from their bondage (the Exodus), the carrying of G-d’s word (the Ark) on earth, and being lifted up to G-d by his spirit (the Whirlwind).

There is no water in heaven which divides the waters from the waters.

G-d says He is creating a new heaven and a new earth. The new earth will be just as this earth is when this earth is no more when the final judgement of entry to heaven is made by the creator who holds the souls of all men in His hand. The new heaven where the seed and name of Israel shall endure that G-d calls Jerusalem.

I am the man described in Isaiah 11 and 53 and the L-rd and the person of the L-rd’s spirit dwell with me. They are always with me. Many years ago G-d began teaching me matters of creation from his perspective. The unseen realm was always there and then within it G-d created the universe, earth and humanity.

He did it for Himself and for the person of His spirit who is the first person G-d created. The person of His spirit is the angel of His Presence, the angel that G-d sent before the Israelites in the Exodus and he is the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people sent with Elijah before the awesome, fearful day of the L-rd.

G-d is quite pleased with creation. It is perfect for creating a new heaven of angelic human spirit persons. A new heaven by the addition of a new host of angels.

The angels Israel whose name shall endure.

Adam, the First Host of the L-rd of Hosts

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26And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. They shall rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the cattle, the whole earth, and all the creeping things that creep on earth.” 27And God created man in His image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.     Genesis 1/26-27 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

7the Lord God formed man from the dust of the earth. He blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.

8The Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and placed there the man whom He had formed.     Genesis 2/7-8 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

15The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden, to till it and tend it. 16And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you are free to eat; 17but as for the tree of knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat of it; for as soon as you eat of it, you shall die.”     Genesis 2/15-17 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

21So the Lord God cast a deep sleep upon the man; and, while he slept, He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that spot. 22And the Lord God fashioned the rib that He had taken from the man into a woman; and He brought her to the man.     Genesis 2/21-22 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

Commentary:

The first host of the L-rd of Hosts in creation was Adam. A man created very much like the angels in heaven.

G-d drew from the elements and materials of the earth (“dust”) and formed the first human being. When the breath of life was given to Adam the first thought in his mind came from G-d and that thought came from G-d who was being Adam for Adam.

“I am Adam” was spoken by G-d as though He was Adam and was perceived by Adam as being his own thoughts and inner voice in order to build a memory for Adam. G-d was not Adam He was being Adam for Adam until Adam was fully formed as a man.

G-d based His being Adam on the mind, soul and spirit of Adam. Who Adam would be if Adam had been born a child and raised in Eden by the voice and power of G-d.

As a host conversing with G-d for Adam was a natural part of his existence. In the beginning the conversation was G-d talking as Adam and as Himself to Adam. The spirit and soul and mind of Adam listening and learning and forming into a functional adult man.

And then G-d created the second human being and the second host. And G-d said “I am Eve” spoken by G-d as though He was Eve and was percieved by Eve as being her own thoughts and inner voice in order to build a memory for Eve. G-d was not Eve He was being Eve for Eve until Eve was fully formed as a functional adult woman.

I also am a host of the L-rd of Hosts and G-d has not just taught me these things He has shown me how He can be me for me. A better me than I could ever be.

It is the only way I could ever be suitable for His purpose which might prosper of Isaiah 53 and as Elijah of Malachi 3. No matter how much anguish I experience from His chastisement, punishment, bruising and crushing to remove my self will and calm my temperament.