Switch to Forum Live View Yahushua, The Metsora and the Passover Lamb of Isaiah 53
|8 years ago :: Nov 08, 2008 - 11:02AM #1|
Why, if one considers all the never before seen miracles that Yahushua performed by the thousands across the whole Land to multitudes of the poor and needy, why was it so hard for them to come to the obvious conclusion that Yahushua was indeed their long awaited Messiah? Why was it so hard, why, why, why? What was their stumbling block that preventing them from seeing and embracing the truth? The answer to this question can be found in YashaYahu’s (Isaiah's) strange report #53!
In YashaYahu 53:4 and 53:8 the use of the transliterated Hebrew words, choliy, makob, nagua or naga, naka, anah, and nega have been glossed over and misunderstood! Much of what YashaYahu was trying to convey about Yahushua has been misunderstood and continues to be rationalized away by scholars, preachers, Torah teachers, and the masses, who depend solely on their teachings alone. The truth about the words that YashaYahu wrote about our Messiah in YashaYahu 53 paints a most solemn and heart-breaking portrait, very heart-breaking and very qodesh indeed!
YashaYahu said that Yahushua would be despised and rejected by men. Why would Yahushua be despised so much considering Yahushua healed tens of thousands directly or indirectly through His Talmidim? Yahushua raised the dead; healed the blind from birth, and healed those suffering TZARA'AT, the Living Death (known in error as Leprosy today)! Why was Yahushua so despised and loathed by so many? Why did YashaYahu say that people would hide their faces from our beloved MessiYah and regard Him as cursed? Why did YashaYahu say that Yahushua would experience our sicknesses, diseases (#2483), and our mental and physical pains (makob) by first hand experience? Remember that Yahuah refers to Yisrael (including us) without the covering of Yahushua in YashaYahu Chapter 1 as Sick, Plagued (naga) with putrefying, and decaying sores from head to toe!
What YashaYahu tries to tell all of us is that Yahushua was stricken (nagua or naga), yes, stricken or plagued (nagua or naga) with our rightful Tzara'at! Did you get that? Your Tzara'at and my Tzara'at were carried literally by Yahushua by His own free will, while He lived! Death mixed with Life, the Living Death! Yahushua appeared to those people way back then as UNCLEAN, defiled, plagued, and cursed! Tens of thousands loathed Yahushua because they judged Him by His deteriorating outward appearance, which appeared to be defiled, UNCLEAN, and marred more than any man's ever! The key is that Yahushua appeared or seemed to those people to be UNCLEAN and DEFILED! However, the truth of the matter was that Yahushua was Perfectly CLEAN, even though Yahushua carried our sins and the physical manifestation (Tzara’at) of our sinful and rebellious condition in His own flesh! Those, who received Yahushua were generally the poor, sick, and the needy, who were able to look past Yahushua's marred and corrupted physical appearance! Instead they were able to focus on the miracles that Yahushua was doing, the wisdom and authority of His teachings, and the splendor and majesty of His wonderful heart! When the Day of Yahuah arrives and there is no longer time to repent (shub), the very first Plague (Bowl Judgment #1, Revelation 16) that Yahuah strikes (nagua or naga) the wicked and unrepentant souls of this earth with is the Nega, plague, tzara'at! Tzara'at is their just reward, since they did not embrace Yahushua's offer to carry the nega of Tzara'at for them, as all true followers of Yahuah will have! Yahushua carried my plague and your plague (nega #5061) of tzara'at! Yahuah was pleased to smite (nakah # 5221) and strike (naga or nagua #5060) Yahushua in our behalf as part of Yah's redemption Plan for us! Yahushua was broken and crushed (daka #1792) in our behalf as He carried our rightly deserved punishment in His fleshly body! Yahushua suffered mental and physical pain, agony, and affliction (makob #4341)! As Hebrews (Ibrim) #5 says Yahushua learnt obedience from His suffering! We all are challenged to do the same. In fact sufferings are the catalyst that Yahuah most often uses to humble, break, crush, and bring us back to HIM with contrite hearts! Of course Yahushua finished His mission by sacrificing His life hanging on a tree! Yahuah laid the nega of Tzara'at on Yahushua, when Yahushua healed the Tzara (leper) as Yahushua descended the Mountain, after His teaching called the Sermon on the Mount! Yahushua said, "I am Willing! Taher! Taher! Be Clean! Be Clean!" From that time on Yahushua could no longer enter the cities and towns openly! Why? Because Yahushua appeared to be a metzora, an afflicted one carrying the nega tzara'at! Yahushua's sufferings are written in the Davidic Psalms, the Thanksgiving Psalms of the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as MattiYahu, Mark, Luke, and John! Yahushua did plea to Abba Yahuah daily in agony and torment as He suffered our Living Death, nega tzara'at! In Psalms 56 Yahushua asked Yahuah to, "Put my tears in your bottle"! For Yahuah alone knew why this was happening to Yahushua the way it was! Yes, Yahuah alone knew the plan in its fullness and why the Tzara'at was necessary that Yahushua carried! Hanging on the tree was horrific and the culmination of nearly three and a half years of Yahushua's suffering with our nega, our plague! Day after agonizing day, the tzara'at worsened! By the end Yahushua appeared marred and defiled more than any man ever! That's what YashaYahu said in YashaYahu 52:14. Yahushua could barely walk; that's why Yahushua needed to ride the colt, not walk into Yahrushalem! Yahushua's talmidim even had to set Yahushua on that colt because Yahushua could not get on it by Himself! Early on in Yahushua's ministry, John the Immerser sent two of his followers to reaffirm that Yahushua was indeed the Messiah of Yisrael! Doesn't that strike you as odd considering John had immersed Yahushua in the not too distant past and even seen the heavens opened and heard Yahuah affirm Yahushua from the heavens! Ask yourself, what had changed? Obviously what had changed was Yahushua's outward physical appearance had degraded tremendously, since John had last seen Him! They had heard reports of Yahushua's miracles, but had also heard of Yahushua's seemingly UNCLEAN and even grotesque physical appearance resulting from the plague! After Yahushua healed the Gadarene, who was overcome with a legion of unclean spirits, the Scripture says that the whole town came out to SEE Yahushua! But then quite abruptly the Scriptures say that the town’s people were terrified and asked Yahushua to leave their coasts immediately! Why so terrified? Why, after such a miracle would they immediately ask Yahushua to leave! Why? Why? Why? Again it was obviously the nega tzara'at! In Luke 4 when Yahushua returned to His hometown Natzareth and read on the Shabbat, why were the people thinking to themselves, "Physician heal yourself"? What was it about Yahushua’s appearance that would cause those people observing to think that thought? Obviously, when they looked at Yahushua, it appeared to them that Yahushua was diseased with the nega, Himself! So in their minds they were thinking Physician you need to heal yourself! Those people were astonished because Yahushua appeared to be stricken (naga) with Tzara'at and they knew that in Nahum that Yahushua was reported to have healed people with Tzara'at, which was believed to be Yah's direct retribution for sin, rebellion, and lashon hara (slander and wicked speech)! So those people were thinking heal yourself just as you did to those with Tzara'at at Nahum that we've been hearing about! Mary the sister of Lazarus anointed Yahushua's head, body, and feet with Spikenard! Spikenard had very aromatic and medicinal properties. The Spikenard that Mary applied was extremely soothing to Yahushua's wounds and the mollifying ointment covered up the odor of Yahushua's decaying flesh! Mary was so thankful and loved Yahushua so much that she did not care at all about how Yahushua looked or how much that Spikenard cost! Nothing mattered to Mary, but giving Yahushua a few moments of soothing relief! What a woman! It was not just one woman with the issue of blood that wanted to just touch Yahushua’s tallit! Read for yourself; it was many, many people, who only wanted to touch the hem of Yahushua’s garment! Again it seemed to them that Yahushua was UNCLEAN! They had a dilemma! On the one hand they wanted healing on the other they didn’t want to be defiled by the nega! So they did not want to touch His skin and thereby become defiled! Remember, Mary Magdelene at the resurrection tomb, why didn't Mary recognize Yahushua and actually mistake Him for the Gardener? Mary only recognized Yahushua, when He spoke to her! Mary’s eyes could not discern Yahushua, but Mary’s ears recognized Yahushua loud and clear! The answer is simple! Again because Mary had never seen Yahushua without His wounds, marks, lesions, and the decaying flesh, which characterized Tzara'at! The same can be said for the two followers that Yahushua walked with to Emmaus! They did not recognize Yahushua without the Tzara’at! Mary was fooled by Yahushua's resurrected appearance! Mary had never seen Yahushua without the plague, nega, which made Him almost indiscernible as a man according to YashaYahu 52! These examples take on a new light and a new perspective, after one knows what YashaYahu was trying to report, warn, tell, communicate, and prepare us for concerning our future Redeemer!
May Yahuah bless you all!
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