PART 1: Does Modern Israel have a God?

We need to know who Jehovah is, to understand the state of the Jewish synagogue today

Understanding Jehovah’s connection with Jesus is essential to understanding who the real Israel is. YHWH is the God of Israel. If you do not worship the God of Israel, you are not Israel. If you do not respect and love the God of Israel, you break God’s law, as the law’s greatest command is to love Jehovah. Therefore, no one can represent God’s law or culture, or be the gatekeepers of it if they don’t worship Him. This is also why not all of Abraham’s descendants were chosen, only the line who chose to continue to honor Jehovah.

If Jehovah and Jesus are the same person, it exposes post-Jesus Judaism as apostate, even close to pagan. For they reject their God for the sake of a god of their imagination.

There have been countless debates between Trinitarians and anti-trinitarians throughout the Christian movement’s existence. Both could be in part in the wrong and part in the right. Claiming that a man can know and understand the secrets of the nature of God is self-deceiving at best, and a great portion of humility is needed. And such a reflection should conclude that we cannot understand these things completely. Neither will I explain it here perfectly.

Understanding who God is will continue to be complicated for humanity because God is different from us, and His kingdom is different from earthly kingdoms. Humans can only understand and compare with things we know and have seen. As Paul wrote the following about God’s kingdom: “But as it is written, What no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no human heart has conceived” (1. Cor.2:9)

If we traveled back in time to people living three thousand years ago and had to explain some modern inventions never seen by them, we would be forced to explain things in a way they could relate to it from their perspective and use them to explain what is to them unknown. If we were to describe a plane and how it worked, we would have to point to birds and metal and try to make them picture a metal bird. It would still not explain to them the mechanism. Even the word “horsepower” still used today is to translate the power an engine uses. There are no horses in an engine, nor is there an energy used that is like that produced by a horse. It is just the same result, you get movement and power. You explain speed. You can explain to the ancient people a hollow, metal cylinder that hundreds of people could sit in, and an invention that produces more power than a horse or a bird can, inside this cylinder, and then a wet material along with oil, helps this non-organic creation work, and because of this, you can fly around the world. Now, when you leave that person with all of this information, the likelihood of him creating an airplane based on your description is close to none. Because there are details he needs to understand, inventions that need to be made beforehand before continuing to an airplane, and so on. Understanding comes in stages. At best, the person is left with assuming from your description all that he does not understand, and it will be a very faulty assumption. Now try to explain cellphones to that same person. You talk through some item, click some numbers on it, and someone in China can hear what you are saying instantly. They would think you were a sorcerer in a league with evil spirits. To understand reality, they first need to learn about radio waves and become familiar with them. There are steps they need to learn to understand the final invention correctly.

In a way, this is how God has to speak to mankind a lot of the time. Because His kingdom is more advanced, has more knowledge, and understands on a higher level all things compared to us. He has to use things we can see and behold to explain the things we do not see.

When it comes to who God is, God reserves in part the insight because He does not, and we are not served by, comparing Him to the things we can see. This would degrade who God is and what He can do for us. Therefore, there is something related to the nature of God we cannot understand by comparing it to what we can see. He asks us to accept that He is a higher being and there are things we cannot look into with our present knowledge or imagination. So He explains who He is by letting us get to know his character. To Him, knowing who He is matters more than understanding what He is made of.

Before, it was insane for anyone to think of one being able to be everywhere at once, and see everything and know everything. Now that we have the internet and through it intelligence agencies can visit any room and listen in, it is tempting to compare this with what God does. A machine that records everything we do, that can estimate our personality based on what we watch, listen, buy and click on.
But still, we are using things seen to explain something that is far beyond our understanding. God is not a machine, nor is He the internet.

These things are important for us to understand for us to be saved, and for our relationship with God, as God explains in the Bible. Nothing of this is hidden.

We are told there is a creator, there is a heavenly court that judges mankind, that man’s deeds are recorded, and that there is a way for us to be redeemed and how we are redeemed. God does not explain the Holy Spirit, He just tells us it exists and works to bring us to God and to sanity. Jesus compared it to the wind because the wind is invisible, but its work can be seen. Still, the Holy Spirit is far more than the wind. Jesus called Himself the good shepherd, a door, a lamb, a tree, a farmer, a way, bread, his blood wine, and so on. He was using things we can behold to understand who He is and what His mission is. But they are just visuals, not the reality. It is the character of these things that can be compared to Him. We are not sheep and he is a shepherd. Rather, it is the relationship between sheep and shepherds that is the point of the wording.

Jesus explained He has a Father. Now Judaism and Islam claim to be a monotheistic religion so there is no room for a God-son and this is considered apostasy to believe there would be two Gods. It is considered pagan to have more than one god, and thus Christ is rejected as apostasy by Jews which is in part why they rejected Him while He was on earth too.

Let’s look at some of these passages:

The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you, but for blasphemy because you, being a man, make yourself God.” (Matthew 1:23)

“When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” (Mark 2:5-6)

“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds”  (John 8:58)

Now lost in translation, but here Jesus claims to be the great I AM who was the God of Israel, revealed to Moses above the burning bush, in a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day by the camp of Israel.  The one whose throne on earth was the Ark of the Covenant. That is why they are trying to stone Him. Jesus revealed to them that He was Jehovah, the one they claimed to worship. But if Jesus was Jehovah, who was the God Jehovah claimed to be His father? And did this not contradict the monotheistic Jewish belief that “God is one”?

Could God have come as a human and was now walking among them?

After calling Jesus a blasphemer, Jesus found a blind man, with eyes that had never worked. He silently took some dirt and shaped it. spit on it and placed it on the man’s eyes, and His breath gave new life to his eyes. Jesus, here, demonstrated His past self. In the beginning, he had created the first man from dirt, shaped him from the dirt, and with his breath given man life:

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Gen 2:7)

It is not to be avoided to see Christ demonstrating His power over creation, waking up dead, controlling all the natural elements like water, wind, storm, and fire. Creating from water, grape wine. Controlling the animals, when sending them to the fishermen’s net. Over and over again, Jesus demonstrated that He was above everything created. Even his enemies could not avoid doing what he told them to, when he demanded the demons to leave the possessed, they had to. When he came to his temple, his human enemies ran for their lives at the sound of His voice. Yet, he did not abuse his power, he came to ask for a man to follow him willingly and said he would respect if they rejected him, though they would have to answer to a heavenly court for their own sins if He was not allowed to atone on their behalf.

So if Christ was the creator, the Jehovah, the God of Israel, who is the One He called His father and God?

I do not wish to explain what God has chosen not to reveal, but we can discuss those things we know He did reveal.

Jews reject Christ still because they can’t have a second God. A Muslim rejects Jesus as God’s son because they can’t fathom a God with a son without picturing a wife. And God having a wife is blasphemy, and so they reject Him as God’s son and accept Jesus only as a prophet.

The Catholic Church came up with “the trinity” a term not found in the Bible. It is a way to explain how God can be one, but there is a Christ and a Holy Spirit at the same time. The attempt to explain this has been called holy, and full of themselves they even declared the doctrine they came up with as salvational.

Anti-trinitarians have fought this dogma and insist on there being only one God, the Father, and that Jesus is some kind of son and is not God. Some say God created Him as well. Some think He only became a son when he was incarnated as a human.

The truth might be somewhere in the middle or on the side of all of this. The pagans who were in great competition against the truth and the one true God, consisted of many gods and their god-sons and god-wives, gods fornicating with humans and each other, warring with each other. Basically, it’s one big mess. You could pray to multiple gods, and choose the one who suits you and your line of work. What many might forget is that the beginning of what ended with paganism was Noah and his three sons. True worshipers. Paganism is an erroneous direction of the belief in a Creator, gone very, awfully wrong. God asked for animal sacrifices, they sacrificed humans. God controlled the elements, but they worshiped the elements as gods.  The list goes on. 

We cannot determine truth by doing the opposite of what the pagans believed and practiced. Even the Babylonian law of Hammurabi had several of the ten commandments of God in them, yet their religion was a lie because they mixed the truth with lies, making even their truth a lie. Understanding biblical truth therefore cannot be measured by the lie.

So how can we understand how God is one, and there potentially being another God at the same time?

In the beginning, in Genesis, at creation, we see more than one involved in the creation. “

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Here we see the word for God, Eloheim, is a plural word, identifying Him as a supreme judge. But it also shows there is not just one behind the creation, behind creating man “in his image”. (Gen 1:26-27)
It is clear that God is not alone. In part, what makes God the God of this world is being the Creator of it. Therefore, it is significant if it was not done by just one Persona.

In the creation of Adam we are presented with the name Jehovah: “And the YEHOVAH ELOHIM formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Gen 2:7).  This indicates to many that Jehovah and Elohim are one single person. First only Elohim, in plural, is used. Then another name enters and is used with Elohim. This could distinguish the two. Jehovah being Jesus, and Elohim his togetherness with His Father.

And ELOHIM spake all these words, saying, I am YEHOVAH thy ELOHIM, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other ELOHIM before me” (Exo 20:1-3) 

Here Jehovah says He brought them out of Egypt and are to be addressed as their Elohim.

So how can two talk as if they are one?

A verse Jews cling to is this: “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might” (Deuteronomy 6:4– 5).

Let us do this verse again: Hear, O Israel! YEHOVAH ELOHIM, the YEHOVAH is one! And thou shalt love YEHOVAH ELOHIM with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”

Rather than clinging to this as evidence that there is only ONE of God, perhaps what God intended them to cling to was that there was no God for them outside Jehovah because they are in oneness. Rather than comparing Gods “one” with the pagan multiple gods, it was never supposed to be explained as a contrast to their religion. It is not really that complicated. When a government makes a judgment, they make it as one institution. When they make a law, they make it as one institution. If they create something, it is created as an institution. However, God has what He would refer to as a kingdom. He is a king. Even when a royal house makes a decision, they do it as one. The oneness shows there is no dispute, no rift, no competition. Their goal and purpose are one and the same. The word used for “one” is the same as when God ordered Adam and Eve to be “one”.  If you tear them apart, you sin. If you pitch them up against each other, the house will not stand. The house is determined upon unity of purpose, but they are not necessary to do the same work. Yet, a man and a woman are meant to complement each other with what they do, the differences between the two create the perfect oneness. 
God is not a marriage. Their oneness refers to something we cannot understand completely. They are one in thought and actions, they cannot be separated or pitched against one another. 

God is a ‘house’ of sorts, a house that speaks as one, is one in nature and purpose. And towards the human family, they present themselves as one. You cannot pitch one up against the other. Jesus explained that the relationship can be called that of a Father and a son. However, they cannot be a Father and a son in the same manner as humans are.

If God gave birth, cloned Himself, took a part of His own nature as a building material, or divided Himself in two like a cell, or if God and His son share a Spirit and therefore are the same in spirit while manifesting as two different. This is all the imagination of humans trying to imagine things we do not understand with what we can see and behold in our own world. We do God a disservice and even lie when we treat our assumptions as facts. God has chosen not to reveal how there are two, and why He says “we” when creating the world. From the New Testament, what we learn is that they have chosen that the best way to describe it is that God and Jesus are father and son. And Father and son, in the human sense, have the same genetics. They are genetically the same “house”. While a human son inherits when the Father dies, God never dies, which makes him co-regent with His Father. Thus they rule as a “we” in a unity, or entity. By speaking as an entity, it is clear that the two do not have a different agenda. The unity and oneness are by making all proclamations like they are one.
God was not originally created of dirt, but to compare with humans, a father, and a son have the same Y-dna. DNA is a coded language, revealing a coder and showing humans are created. God is not created, and so their nature is different. The human terms are therefore not perfect in describing these things. Jehovah and the Father have existed throughout what is called eternity, and share power and a throne. It’s rude and disrespectful for anyone to try to explain that which God has refused to reveal to man with our feeble understanding. As we cannot do Him justice, regardless of what conclusion we land on. So basically, the nature of God is none of our business, but how to worship Him is. 

What Israel was told is that they were to have Jehovah as their God (Judge). Jehovah was the representation and the likeness of His Father, when He spoke, They spoke. Worshiping one was worshiping the other. One powerhouse. And they are both the origin of human life. Only one formed with His hands the humans and breathed life in his nostrils, and that was Jehovah. Meaning, Jehovah is the origin of life to man, and therefore He is man’s God. To man, He is “alpha” and “omega”. He has the key to their life and the key to their death. He is not “alpha”, as if He existed before the God of the universe. But in relation to man, He is our “alpha”, our beginning.
The apostle John describes the divinity in this way: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  (Joh 1:1-4) Jehovah is man’s life giver, as these things speak of the things of our world and not the entire universe which we know little about.

So what John explains is that Jesus was one with God at one point, and He created the world as God with God, and He gave life to Man.

Jesus explained: “Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? When Christ had risen, Christ do not object when Thomas declared: “My Lord and my God.  Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed…” He did not reject that he was God, or Thomas’s God” (Joh 14:8-9; 20:28-29).

There was nothing to see that was set apart from who Jesus was with the Father because they were as if they were the same person. Seeing Jesus was like seeing the Father or the “God of Israel”. The one their forefathers had loved and that had been with them, was actually Him. 

Throughout the Bible, Jehovah Elohim is explained as an entity or as this world’s God. One of the most complicated verses for non-trinitarians is this:

Ye are my witnesses, saith YEHOVAH, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no EL formed, neither shall there be after me. 

I, even I, am YEHOVAH; and beside me there is no saviour (YASHA). 

I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith YEHOVAH, that I am EL.” (Isa 43:10-12)

Faced with such a scripture, one can do as the Jews did and eliminate Christ. If Jehovah is the Father, He cannot have a divine son, and He, the Father, is the YASHA (Yeshua) and not Jesus the imposter called Yeshua later. For the God here eliminates the possibility of a Jesus, unless this is spoken in unity or if it is Jesus speaking. However, if it is Jesus who speaks, He seems to say there is no other God before Him. Here the word EL is used and not Elohim which is plural. There seems to be only one speaking.

And continue: “Behold, God (EL) is my salvation (YEHUSHUA); I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD (YAH) JEHOVAH (YEHOVAH) is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation (YEHUSHUA)” (Isa 12:2).

Again Jesus is the Latin name for YEHUSHUA which was His real name. The same name the angel Gabriel told Mary to give to her son. The same one who saved mankind by dying on the cross. The God speaking to Isaiah here says that YEHOVAH, YAHVE is this same YEHUSHUA.

And this is why for Jews, Yeshua or Jesus cannot be who He claims to be. For how can He leave heaven and come to earth as a man, and there still be another God in heaven?

These verses seem to indicate there can be no one before or after, and there is no room for another Yeshua taking God’s place.

Although these verses have become hard to understand, the truth might be easier than many think. Yehovah is not before or after, He is at one with what He calls the Father. They are one entity, and both have existed throughout time. They represent the same. Jesus can speak as He is this God because He is God, and consequently, He is this planet’s only savior and hope. He is the voice of God. Throughout the Old Testament, from when Yehovah first gave man life with his own breath, He has been the true God of this world, there was no one before Him here on earth, for he created everything in unity with His Father. And there is no one after Him, He will always be the ultimate ruler, EL, of this world. There was no God before the Godhead and none after. Man has never had another Creator or God before Jesus. He did not come into the picture “later” and then there was another God to man first.
This is most likely the point of these verses. For if we believe in Jesus, this is Jesus speaking and not the Father, saying He is man’s only God, life-giver, savior, and hope. Jesus is the one who had a throne on this earth, in the shape of the Ark of the Covenant. The law inside speaks of Him.
God Jehovah did not take over someone else’s rule, or territory, and no one will take it after them.
Nothing Jehovah does is His own will, after His own mind, but in unity with the God of the Universe. Only with this understanding does what God says in Isaiah make sense. If Yeshua was sent by God, then He is this same Jehovah who said: there is no other Yeshua than Him. Why is all of this important? Because the Jews and the anti-trinitarians teach that the God of the Old Testament is the Father, and Jews believe there can be no son while the anti-trinitarians believe there is a son but that He is not God. However, if what Jews think is God has really been Jesus the whole time, they have no God if they reject Jesus. And this is what we will look more into.
Rejecting Christ as God is like a child rejecting their parent as a biological parent. If Christ formed us and gave us the breath that causes our breathing, we cannot say He is not the origin of our life. And if He is the origin behind our breathing and existence, He is our God. He is our beginning. 

The Bible reveals a great change that takes place from God being “one”. Throughout the Old Testament Jehovah speaks as one God, in oneness, togetherness, with the same nature. “Let us make humans in our likeness..” They were always one. Yet when man sinned, Jehovah was the one constantly present, representing Himself as our God. When someone had to save mankind, take their penalty, and represent mankind in the courts of heaven, it “broke” the nature of God, breaking the more physical bond of the Godhead. How this is, we cannot fathom with our current human understanding. All we can see is the effect and change recorded in the Bible.
If one were to defend the universe against sin, and at the same time someone had to save and represent sinners, they had to part ways physically. For there to be a mediator between the God of the universe and mankind, one had to step down from the throne and place Himself below the one He was equal or one with. In the Old Testament, we were only ever introduced to an entity, a perfect God, a oneness. In the New Testament, one is in heaven and the other is in human flesh. This completely changed the setting and situation of the Godhead. Therefore, how God was presented in the past, and how He is presented in the New Testament, is affected by this great change. Jehovah coming as a human, even a small baby, meant that He could no longer function as God. And so Jehovah gave this up and placed everything in His Father’s hands. Now, from first being equal, He has become subordinate. By taking human nature, He had to give up His divine nature, which made him one with the Father. From this moment on they are no longer one in nature, in position, only in purpose and character. 

Jehovah’s identity, a mystery we will not understand now with our limited understanding, was translated into human genetics, and he was born as a human. As prophesied: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, And they shall call his name Immanuel; which is, being interpreted, God with us” (Matt.1:23)

As a human, under human conditions, Jesus had left the glory he had. He was like God, now he was like a man.

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Php 2:6-11)

Jesus is “KURIOS”, in Greek, which is what the Old Testament would have translated as “ELOHIM”, meaning God. That every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is ELOHIM, God.

Jehovah separated from God to become a man and is now unified with God again. To be reinstated to the position He had, He first had to lose it or give it up. This is why we see Jesus choosing a way of addressing God, whom He was once one with, differently in the New Testament. He speaks from a subdued position yet in respect and obedience. From being the one who commands, Jesus learns to be the one taking command.
Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered” (Heb.5:8) He did not have to learn obedience because He was disobedient, He was always obedient to His principles. But He learned it from a different perspective, from a human perspective. Yet, He still was obedient to the principles He had made.

This is a strange sequence of events we cannot claim to understand fully, or even explain perfectly. Most certainly, I cannot explain it perfectly and do God justice. Yet, this is what the Bible tells us. And from Jesus is born, God and Jehovah do not speak as one anymore, instead, we have God and a mediator, a mediator who degraded Himself, to save the human species by becoming a human, being obedient, and by it, inheriting everything once entrusted to mankind. The promises of God to His people could not be fulfilled when they were in rebellion and judged. Christ could as a human inherit all these promises on our behalf and save the human species that way. By dying for man, but also given to atone, forgive and restore man. But Jehovah has lost something along the way. He is no longer “made of” the same as God, only in Spirit. He is now forever the same nature as mankind, having given up his equality with God to save us. After taking the risk and the loss, there is only one God of the universe with the nature of God left. God the Father had equally lost Him who was one with Himself, and now His Son is in nature one with the people that rebelled against Him. Jesus said, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. “ (Joh,3:16-17)

Although Christ would be risen, even restored to God’s throne with His Father, he would remain a human. He will forever be in a reduced position compared to His Father. They are no longer equals. And this is part of the great sacrifice of Christ coming to earth as a man.

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne” (Rev 3:21) 

Something is lost forever. This loss is seen when going from the Old Testament era and over to the New Testament era. This is most likely why, God is only ever described as one in the Old Testament, yet when Christ is born, He is considered the human manifestation of God, yet there is another God in heaven.

When the Jews rejected Christ, they lost the explanation for what had happened. How great the sacrifice God had to make to restore man is. That the one who was standing in front of them was the one they had always known as their creator, lawgiver, and God: Jehovah. The one they claimed to honor and follow was the same one they were ridiculing. The one they accused of blasphemy, ended up being the target of their own blasphemy. Jesus was the God of Israel.

Jews have maintained this belief to this day, that God was not more than one, that the oneness was a human counting system rather than the mysterious nature of the divinity explained in a human language.

That the God that led them out of Egypt, that spoke to Moses, from Mount Sinai, that told them to have no other God than Him, was Jesus. When they rejected Him Christ said: “Behold, your house is left unto you desolate” (Matt.23:38). Because Christ is Jehovah, rejecting Christ meant there was no other god to sit in their temple. It was Him who had dwelled there. Without Him, their house was desolate, without a God. It’s Him, Jehovah, or nothing. There is no other God to connect with them, for Jesus was this God, their connection. The rejection of Him meant leaving their house empty. It’s not one Jehovah Elohim and one Jesus, and if you reject Jesus, you keep at least Jehovah. There is only Jehovah, only one salvation, only one God for them, and if He is cast away, there is no one else.
There was no God in a relationship with mankind before Christ, for Christ is man’s life-giver. He is the one who gave them life, there is no one before or after, giving them. They cannot pick the Old Testament God and reject Christ because He is one and the same. He is the only one they ever had. And this is most likely the meaning of the words Jehovah spoke in the book of Isaiah. 

This is also why it was so crucial for the continuation of the Jewish nation to receive Christ as their Lord. Without him, they had no Jehovah Elohim. No God to go back to, no God to come.  They cannot push him aside and choose the Father, for the Father was manifested through and together with Jehovah to mankind throughout time. Just like Jehovah formed man from the very beginning, he will execute judgment on the final day. He is the Alpha and Omega of Earth and mankind. Jehovah is all they got. Man is nothing, and has nothing without Jehovah. That is what the Bible tells us.

Compare again the Old Testament prophecy and the New Testament speaking about the same person: “In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS” (Jer 23:6)

As written, so it happened. Jehovah came as a man to bring His righteousness to man:

“But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30)
Jehovah is the only righteousness offered to man, and Jew, and this is Jesus’ righteousness. So first, Christ is our life giver “the breath of life”, then our atonement and then our righteousness.

The angel Gabriel told Daniel that his people and Jerusalem would get 490 years, or 70 prophetic weeks, to receive Jehovah atonement and righteousness.

Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy” (Dan 9:24) 

If they reject their God and leader, there is nothing God can do for them. This will end with them disconnecting with God and ceasing to be His people and representation.

The Jewish leadership rejected their Savior, their Jehovah Elohim, whom they claimed to worship. Once inside a pillar of fire at night, and inside a pillar of cloud by day, resting above the Ark of the Covenant that led their way, Jehovah was crucified and hung above the resting place of the Ark. With the sign above His head: ‘King of the Jews’, for he was that same one. They rejected His blood, His sacrifice, His righteousness, and His salvation. 

Therefore, we know this is Christ speaking:

Ye are my witnesses, saith YEHOVAH, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no EL formed, neither shall there be after me. 

I, even I, am YEHOVAH; and beside me there is no saviour (YASHA). 

I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith YEHOVAH, that I am EL.” (Isa 43:10-12)

This verse does not remove Christ, it is Christ speaking. He is all they have if they wish to be saved.

They rejected JEHOVAH but kept the name as if they still were His people. This act is a breaking of the third commandment and a great blasphemy: “Thou shalt not take the name of YEHOVAH thy ELOHEEM in vain; for YEHOVAH will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain” (Exo.20:7) (Vain, word meaning can also be “lie”)
Claiming to represent Jehovah after having Him killed is blasphemy and a defaming of Jehovah’s name. Can you imagine if someone who persecuted and rejected you claimed to be your faithful spokesperson? That is what Jesus has had to endure. Many think Jews are guardians of God’s law, but in fact, as we see, this is a lie. Jews still uphold that Christ is a deception and go hard against anyone trying to convert a Jew to Christ, and like this, they uphold the resistance of their forefathers and become blasphemers with them. Many orthodox Jews claim still that Christ is an anti-Christ. In reality, He is Jehovah, the one the law speaks of. The one you have to love to keep the law.
God’s names are violated over all the earth in every language. Christians claim to follow Jesus, yet do not do what Jesus did or believe as He did. God is misrepresented all the time by people claiming to follow him.

Yet, the Jewish nation took it further, they wanted to keep the name of Jehovah Elohim and cast out the one whose name it is because they did not like Him, or His way of salvation. Nor did they want His righteousness. They “killed Him” and stole His name.

This left them with an empty shell, a spiritless ritualism, that God was not in nor wanted to be part of. Their religion became a mockery. What was once entrusted to them was now a theft of the truth.
Jesus made another parallel to His pre-existence as the God of Israel. When God was rejected before the Babylonians destroyed the temple in Jerusalem, Ezekiel is shown how the presence of God, Jehovah, moved out of the temple to the entrance of the temple. Then he moves over to the Mount of Olives, where He leaves with the word that He will return and seek to place His law in their hearts. But now, rejected, He ascends from the Mount of Olives. Jesus hints at this being Him when He makes His triumphant entry to Jerusalem, descending from the Mount of Olives – as His great return to Jerusalem. Not as the mystic glory, but as God in flesh. Only to be rejected and crucified the same week. Killed above His throne. He then resurrects and returns to the Mount of Olives, where He had to leave the last time in His glory, and once again Jesus ascends from the Mount of Olives and back to heaven. It is a complete repetition of the last time, only then as a glory that no one could behold, but now clothed as a man. God has really tried everything. But the last time, as He leaves from the Mount of Olives once again, he is followed by a remnant of Israel who did receive Him, and He promises them He will be with them through His Spirit that He sends them out to reach others with the real truth. He says He will dwell in their hearts, like promised.
Jesus tries to tell them who He is in many ways, yet it is hard for them to comprehend, and often the revelation induces fear or anger with the listener.

Once, Jehovah had spoken from the Sinai mountain in unity with His Father. The “word in the flesh” had written the law with his finger upon the tables of stone. Placed in the Ark, and then He rested above it in the wilderness and later in Solomon’s temple. It represented the foundation of His kingdom, His law. It was the law that had been broken and which He had to come as a man to take the penalty for, to restore both law and man in one.

Once Moses had stood shaking, close to the glory of Jehovah on the mountain begging to see some of His divinity, when Christ came in human flesh, Moses came down from heaven and met him on the mountain there.
“And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 
And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him” (Mat 17:1-3)

What an astonishing reversal. It also shows how far Jehovah had humbled himself. Moses did not come to teach Jesus, He came to comfort Him, knowing that mankind depended upon it. Yet what a strange occurrence, for the one who once came down to meet Moses at the mountain, whose glory was so great that he had to close Moses’ eyes when he passed him, now a human and Moses coming from heaven to speak with him.

It might never be fully understood how much Jesus risked and how much He lost to do what He did.

For the one who created man out of the dirt, to become part of His own creation in the way He did. Not even in the likeness of the first humans in their perfect state, but after four thousand years of descendants of that first man, degenerated. He still retained His identity. The human woman, whom many now worship as a goddess, was not a goddess. She was an ordinary woman. ‘She was not Christ’s creator, Christ was hers. Christ’s persona was already pre-existent, and thus she did not create God when she gave birth to Jesus. She is not the mother of God, she is a vessel for God’s incarnation to become man, not the creator of His existence and identity. He already had that. She was a surrogate for Christ’s incarnation from God to human. The incarnation was not to transform Mary into something divine, rather it made Christ a human. She was not being incarnated to his nature, He was incarnated to hers, and to all those before her that made up her genetics. The family of David, Judah, Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham and Adam. How God did it is a mystery for both humans and angels. After his incarnation. He now had to live as men do. Gain help from God to survive as a man on a sinful planet. His means of speaking with God was the same as ours. To gain strength and help, He had to ask for it. In enemy territory, in constant danger, he relied on God’s protection. So we see Jesus do all that we must do to connect to God, pray, praise, study, and use faith and hope to strengthen Himself. He could not leave Earth and go see God in heaven when He desired it. He had to seek Him in faith, He could not see His Father with His human eyes anymore. He had to speak to Him through prayer, without beholding Him, as all humans must. He had to do it the way humans do.

Yet despite being born as man, in fully human flesh, Jesus’ identity did not change, His spirit was still His spirit. He was still one with God, unified in spirit. Yet now not in nature, but by submission. He degraded Himself so He could work as a mediator between God and man. He degraded Himself so that He, as a human being, could enter the courts of heaven on mankind’s behalf. He gave up His position on God’s throne at one with Him, to a lower position. Before this, Jehovah only ever represented and was God to man, He was Jehovah Elohim, and now He was representing man to God. He was now representing us to God (EL) and not God (ELOHIM). Yet, God chose to make this sacrifice, to allow Jehovah to do it, a part of Him, the only one like Him, to go to save them and do this.

Jesus made sure to let us know that He in his now humiliated form was not to work against God in any way. All He did was as planned, in harmony and oneness, with God. “Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” John 5:19

Does this mean Jesus did not have a will of His own? If He did not, He could not have sinned or even been tempted. But scripture says: “He was tempted in every way that we are, but he did not sin. Let us, then, feel very sure that we can come before God’s throne where there is grace.” Heb.4:15-16)

If Jesus could be tempted and even risk sinning, He has a will He can use. So why did He say He can do nothing by himself? Jesus is clearly speaking of His will being united with the Father as it ever was. That even if His appearance and nature had changed, their oneness in spirit and purpose remained. He will not do anything after His own will. Their purpose, plan, and representation to man are still one. Thus, Jesus could say to Phillip that even though Jesus was clothed in human flesh, seeing him and the Father was the same thing. For Jesus was still the God of Israel, although, in human form, He was still in oneness, just no longer in nature and position. There is no conflict or difference. Humans desire signs and wonders, but they can deceive. Hearing God’s voice on Mount Sinai did not make Israel more obedient to that same voice. Seeing the pillar close by them, did not necessarily bring them closer to God.

Man has had to meet God in many shapes and forms, yet whether God is veiling Himself in a pillar of fire or as a human, it cannot change man’s heart. Man has to desire change to be able to change. Fear cannot produce love or perfect obedience. Nor is tolerance the same as repentance. Being one with God’s spirit and law is born through understanding Him correctly and receiving His love. Yet, we might still not want His righteousness.

Jesus prayed: “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled” (Joh 17:11-12)

This prayer was answered when we later read on the day of Shavuot: “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place”

It meant that they were unified in purpose, in love, in assignment, in hope, and even in material things. It says: “And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.” (Act 2:1 and Act.4:32)

This was the answer to Christ’s prayer, this was the oneness that resembled the one He had with His Father even as a human here on earth. The bond of love.

Now, the details of how are not given to us. Most likely because there is nothing we see here on earth that can explain the Godhead perfectly. Sometimes the Spirit is called God’s spirit, sometimes Jesus says it’s His spirit. Do they share spirit? Is it separate? We don’t know how they are in one either before the incarnation or after, although we are given much more insight when they are separated, one in flesh and one in heaven. However, this does not explain fully how they spoke as one before the incarnation. I cannot explain all of this, nor can any other human.
Those who think they have it all figured out are most likely fooling themselves, as well as others. The important thing in this current study is to understand that Jehovah, the God of Israel, is Jesus. And rejecting Jesus is rejecting the God of Israel and being left with no God at all, only a name stolen from the name’s holder, which itself is a violation of God’s law. And they will not get another God in His place, just as there was no God before Him to man. YHWH is a name said to imitate man’s breathing, YH – breathing in and VH – Breathing out. It is to refer to God as the life-giver, the breath-giver, pointing back to YEHOVAH breathing into the first man so he became a living soul. Thus the first breath to give life was from Christ, He is the first, and He is YEHOVAH, and every breath since then, and until the very last, is still from Him.

Yet when Christ died on the cross, humans took away that breath of life from the human incarnation of Jehovah. There is poetry in how God deals with mankind and gives the message that if you attack your life-giver, you destroy your life at the same time.
Mankind cannot live without Jehovah, and only because He was raised and breathed again, can man continue to live. We are connected to our creator in many ways we do not comprehend.

When the Bible says there is no other ‘YESHU” or “YESHUHUA” than Jehovah, we should also notice another verse: “I am the LORD (YEHOVAH). That is my name. I will not give my glory to another; I will not let idols take the praise that should be mine” (Isaiah 42:8-10)

Any statues and images of Jesus used religiously or ritualistically is not of Him at all. The command, against making idols for worship, includes idols of Jesus. Thus, the Catholic and Orthodox churches likewise blaspheme God when they claim to represent Him. Their worship is an act of rebellion and is registered as such in the courts of heaven.

When Jesus took humanity, everything He did for man He had to do through His Father. He no longer had the same power as before, He was limited by the human flesh he had taken on, He had to receive to give. Before His incarnation, He could give by His own authority as He was in the nature of God. Now He did nothing except for through the Father.

By taking the role of a mediator, as the one who ministers on behalf of man before God in heaven, He is subjected to having to let God make decisions He no longer can be completely a part of as before. For as the human representative, and humans are under judgment, He has a biased role. We see this shift in Jehovah’s position more clearly in the book of Revelation. But also in Christ’s statement: “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is” (Mar 13:32-33)

Although God and Jesus are one because Jesus is in a reduced position, having taken on human nature, biased for man’s salvation, the day, and hour of judgment are not told Him. God has to make this ultimate decision without Him.

In Revelation, we see a judgment in the temple going on and at Christ’s second coming. He has to wait for permission from the temple in heaven before He can gather the people He has won and saved. We read: “And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.”
The angel says “the time is come” and this angel is from the temple where most likely God sits. And so Jesus has to wait for the last moment, the proclamation of the time, from the Father, to take His people with Him. Then we read: “And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle” (Rev 14:15-17) 

This angel is to complete the judgment, and punishment, over those who are not saved. Again, the word commanding the work is coming from a messenger from the temple. Not Jesus, who is right there.

Jesus says that the whole judgment is given to Him, the key to life and death. Yet, He has to follow some rules given Him in how He upholds this power. And God now has the final say of the times.

If Jesus is the Jehovah of the Old Testament, why do so many think that the God of the Old Testament and Jesus in the New Testament are so different? “For I am the LORD, I change not…” (Mal 3:6)

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) 

Both the Old and the New Testament speak of a God that is merciful and a God that judges. The same is seen with Jesus in the New Testament. Nowhere does He claim He does not operate with a law or that mercy is to be granted, regardless of what people do. There is also a judgment here. It is only preserved for a later time. Jesus said: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Mat_10:28).

We know Christ speaks of Himself in union with the Father because later he reveals to John that He, who died and resurrected,have the keys of hell and of death” (Rev.1:18) Jesus will execute judgment: “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS” (Rev 19:15-16)  Again. Jesus being king of kings does not mean there is no Father or God, or that he is above God the Father, rather again as in the Old Testament, we see Christ represented as an entity with God. This term then includes His Father, they are one Kingdom.

Jesus said: “And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day” (Mat.11:23).

In a parable about Himself, He said: “And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: 

Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?” (The whole parable is in Luke 19:11-27)

And on judgment day, Jesus says he will separate the sheep from the goats. (Matt.25)

Jehovah judges as much in the Old as in the New, He shows mercy as much in the Old as in the New. Still, Jesus coming as a man instead of being hidden in His glory makes Him feel more approachable for the sinner. Watching Him holding God’s values and law in human settings as a man, gives man hope. Seeing His compassion in these examples, makes us desire and hope for the same compassion. By coming as a man, a veil was taken away, and it was easier to see Jesus as He was, and He seemed less threatening to most people. It is as it was back in that time as well, they would not have dared to even try to kill Jehovah when He was inside the Shekinah glory, or even approach it. But Jesus they tried to stone and kill several times. The different way of viewing Jehovah in the Old and in the New Testament is how a man feels more emboldened when viewing God in a seemingly more pathetic state. This also exposes our hearts in another way, than before. Just because He feels more “safe” to approach does not mean the conditions for our salvation have changed.

The animal sacrifices given to a veiled God awake fear. Christ’s death in love for man awakens love.

The truth is the same, Jehovah is the same, it is how we view Him that often differs. The God of the Old Testament had to judge to preserve life, He had to go to war against His enemies so that it was possible for those who wanted to follow Him to survive. To prevent the world from collapsing before its time in wars and wickedness. The very same thing Jesus will do in the end. The book of Revelation talks about Christ’s judgment and removing those who cause great harm to His people.

Even the judgment over what is called Babylon He says: “Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her” (Rev 18:20) 

Just as God fought the enemies of Israel in the Old Testament, we see Christ eliminating His enemies in the New Testament, from one end to the other. Judgment is not less severe in the New Testament, it is because we view Jesus in human form, and He explains God in that way, in a more practical way than the scribes and Pharisees did, that He is viewed differently.

Not understanding God’s judgments and acts in the Old Testament is partly because man has misrepresented Him and has not explained these events properly.

The Jewish nation long thought it was something superior with them, or that God preferred them because they were a better species or more intelligent or more good, and they expected to rule the world with Him (Deut.9:4-7). But they misunderstood their mission, they misunderstood God’s law and the purpose of their rituals, and their witness to the world made God look angry, unreasonable, and unfair. Jesus took away this misconception, but many Jews uphold the misunderstandings until this day. Jesus said to them: “Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?” (Joh 7:19)

It was not against the law to execute a lawbreaker. It was illegal to execute someone righteous. By this word, Jesus explains to them that their understanding of righteousness is wrong. It means they did not understand the law.

Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.  For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.  But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?” (Joh 5:45-47) 

The Ten Commandments, which say to love Jehovah Elohim with all their hearts, require them to love Jesus. Even the Sabbath commandment that they claimed Jesus broke, witness of, and is a celebration of Jesus. He is the creator who formed everything and who rested upon the seventh day. He is to be honored as their creator. And through the Sabbath, Christ, as a high priest, blesses and sanctifies his people, similarly as we see priests and rabbis bless their congregation. The Sabbath is God’s house of worship, not a building. And the blessing is from Jesus. But Christ cannot sanctify someone on the Sabbath who does not want His blessings. Thus keeping the Sabbath without Jehovah, without Christ, is a Sabbath house left desolate. A Sabbath without a sanctifying blessing. It is also a violation of the Sabbath law:

But the seventh day is the sabbath of YEHOVAH ELOHIM: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the YEHOVAH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the YEHOVAH blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” (Exo 20:10-11)
It is Christ’s Sabbath in memorial that He is our life giver and our alpha and omega God. The Ten Commandments are about Jesus as the God of man.

Everything Israel has been given, feasts, holy days, rituals, God’s name, it is all left desolate without Jehovah in them. It becomes similar to idols like that of wood and trees, for it is a representation of someone who is no longer included.

God had already warned the Jewish nation that there is no blessing in keeping His feasts if He is not part of it: “When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?  Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.  Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood” (Isa 1:12-15)

He says it is in vain: “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain” (Psal 127:1)

Remember Jesus said: “Behold, your house is left unto you desolate,” that is precisely what it means (Matt.23:28). The discovery of an ancient Hebrew book of Matthew reveals that it says: “Therefore you will leave your houses desolate”. By not accepting Jesus, they themselves are left without Jehovah. They are lawbreakers because they do not honor and respect the God of Israel anymore.

The Jewish synagogue, the Jewish nation rejecting Christ, is a house left desolate. Jehovah is not there, not there to sanctify them on the Sabbath, not there on their feasts, not in there to receive their plea for atonement. Not until they receive Jesus will Jehovah be there: “For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord” (Mat 23:39)

In the name of “KURIOS” again, the word Lord, which in the Old Testament would have been the word Elohim, Adonai, or Jehovah. They have to receive Christ as Jehovah, for Jehovah to return to their house, their hearts, their feasts, and their sabbaths. They have to receive Christ as the God of Israel. The Hebrew Matthew says they have to receive Him as Yeshua, which also links to Jehovah in the Old Testament where He says He is the only Yeshua.

The Jewish religion after Christ is based upon a lie, a terrible lie. And the modern state of “Israel” is not led by Jehovah and does not worship Jehovah, the God of their forefathers, even if they say they do.

Would Jehovah give them the land back while they rejected Him? In the story of Moses, there is a prophecy that might reveal God’s mind here.

Moses was instructed to give the people water through a miracle. Instead of speaking to the rock as commanded, he struck it:

Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink. 

And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? 

And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. 

And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. 

This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them” (Num 20:8-13)

The rock is a symbol of Christ. He even compared himself to the foundation stone that was rejected. And Paul writes: “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ” (1Co 10:4)

Jesus said He would give them “the living water” which was a symbol of life, truth and real joy: “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (Joh 7:37-38)

Being the symbol of the rock, Moses speaking to it symbolized bringing forth the water from Christ. But instead, He struck it twice, which prophetically pointed to how Jehovah was rejected, so He had to leave the temple, and how again, as Yeshua He had to leave them once more. Twice Yehovah Yeshua was rejected and ascended from the Mount of Olives. The first time the Jews lost their political independence and were suppressed by different heathen nations. The second they lost their God.
Because of what Moses did, hitting the rock twice, he was no longer invited to go into the promised land. Moses was forgiven and restored, even brought to heaven. Denying him to enter the promised land was probably a testimony against Israel, as a witness against their rebellion, more than it was a punishment towards Moses.

Shall they again be given the promised land after striking Jehovah twice, leaving their house desolate twice? If the example of Moses can be used. God has not gathered modern Jews back to the land. And if God did not do it, who did? This is what we will examine in these articles.

Many modern Jews have yet to recognize and receive Jehovah, Yeshua, in their house. They are yet to link Jehovah with Yeshua so that they can see that their religious observance is desolate without Him.

Sanctify the LORD of hosts (Yehovah tsebâ’âh) himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. 
And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 
And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken” (Isa 8:13-15). 
Here Jehovah Himself is said to be the stumbling stone, the rock of offence, as confirmed by Peter who says the same mentioned is Jesus. (1.Pet.2:6-9)

Unfortunately, messianic movements along with other Christian groups have evolved toward harmonizing with rabbinical teachings to make Jehovah into God the Father and does not recognize Jesus. This has upheld the illusion that modern Jews are still God’s people and are still representing God’s law, worshiping God, and upholding the truth. Many Christians are now taught to aid this narrative by learning their religion from Jewish scholars. Some mix their Christian faith with rabbinical Judaism. This teaching makes no room for Yeshua, as He in the New Testament is pitched up against Himself in the Old Testament. One not leaving any room for the other, when they are, in fact, the same God.
Some even leave Christ altogether or have become convinced that we break the Ten Commandments if we worship Christ as Jehovah. They refute that Jesus is God. The consequence of these teachings is that modern Judaism is considered the teacher of the Christian faith, a contrast to the first-century Jews who started the Christian movement after being taught by Christ. The errors Christ tried to combat in His debates with the Jewish scholars of His day now held by both the messianic Jews and many Christians, are considered to be correct teachings after all. Because modern Judaism is based on the rabbinical teachings and interpretations that Jesus debated and called out as in violation of His law, it is now erroneously taught by many Christians.
The idea that the modern Jews’ house is not desolate, but they are the mediators of Jehovah’s will, has given room for the re-entry of many Zionist ideas that are part of the end-time deception concocted by God’s enemy. This is also the reason for the warning in these articles. What the Christian Israel hype is going to lead to, and already has led to.

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