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Jesus Vs. Yeshua |Yeshua, The True Hebrew Messiah

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

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Yeshua is the Messiah, and He was and is a Jewish Rabbi. The “Jesus” of modern Christianity is a fictional character, the imagination of Roman Catholic and Protestant Christian folklore, ever-evolving through the ages to fit the image of the men who want to worship themselves and justify it by creating a “Jesus” that fits their own desire of who they want Him to be. As someone recently commented on something I shared, “Your Messiah was a Torah observant Jew who kept Sabbath, ate kosher, taught in a Synagogue and kept the Father’s Feast days. Not a pig eating, Christmas and Easter celebrating Christian.” That really sums it up! Another way to put it would be what author Jacques Baldet says in his book Jesus The Rabbi Prophet: A New Light On The Gospel Message:

To understand Jesus’ message, we must first understand the religion in which he was educated. As we shall see … the available sources clearly demonstrate that Jesus had no intention of founding a new religion, nor a new church. For him, what the Jews customarily call “the Law and the Prophets”—or the teaching of the Torah—was the foundation of his relationship to God. … Jesus had no intention of abolishing the Law; on the contrary, he intended to reinforce it. … The notion that Jesus intended to overturn the Mosaic Law, with its high ethics of life, would appear to be nonsense.



It’s not about the name, it is possible for you to use the name “Jesus” and have a correct perception of the Messiah. While most who get a true illumination on the revelation of who Yeshua is prefer to use His real name, there are those who have this revelation but have been called to minister to the mainstream Christian Church. As a result, they will often use the name “Jesus” when ministering to the ignorant Christians they are called to reach while maintaining the use of the name Yeshua in their private times of prayer, study, and devotion, as well as when they have opportunities to minister to those who do know the truth. As noted at the beginning of this message, “Jesus” is acceptable, even though not preferable, so long as you know who He is. Before closing this message, let me share with you a short story I wrote that I believe really sums up the heart of this message:

Imagine for a moment a gathering in a great auditorium. All of the seats are filled, and everyone present in the audience are men named “Jesus”. There is every man-made “Jesus” in the history of the Christian Church there. The “White Jesus” is their with his pale pretty-boy face, long and flowing blonde hair, and perfectly groomed beard. The “Black Jesus” is there with his strong authoritative expression. The “Asian Jesus” is there, the “Native American Jesus” is there, the “Indian Jesus” is there. Also present in the crowd are such characters as the “ultra-liberal Jesus”, the “hyper-grace Jesus”, the “angry Jesus”, and so forth. There is an “American Jesus”, a “European Jesus”, a “Russian Jesus”, an “African Jesus”, and a “Chinese Jesus”. There is a Jesus representing every culture and ethnicity that Christianity has ever reached since its inception. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of men bearing the name “Jesus” representing every concept of the Savior that Christians have ever imagined in the nearly 2,000 years of Catholic-Christian history.


Then a man walks onto the stage, dressed in a nice suit of clothes. He takes the microphone and announces, “Gentleman, we are gathered here today to present to you, all to whom the title of ‘Savior’ has been bestowed, the one and only true Messiah of humanity. Will the real Messiah please stand and come to the platform to address the audience?”


“White Jesus” turns to the “Jesus” on his left and says, “I got this, after all, I’m the most popular ‘Jesus’ of all-time”. He tries to stand and finds himself unable. Something seems to be holding him to his seat. Then he gets a tap on his shoulder. It’s “Black Jesus” who says, “‘White Jesus’, you know good and well ‘Jesus’ was not a White guy, I’ll take it from here.” “Black Jesus” then tries to stand and he too is unable to get out of his seat. All of the hundreds of men in the audience find that they are unable to stand up, some unexplainable force is holding them down. There begins to be a lot of commotion as all of the men in the audience start talking to each other trying to figure out why they cannot stand up.


Then, from the far back row a strange looking character stands up. He does not look like any “Jesus” that has ever been imagined over the years by Christians. He has some tone to his skin, but not quite as dark as “Black Jesus”, more Middle-eastern. He has a beard, but it is a bit longer and not quite as neatly groomed as “White Jesus”. He has a Jewish Tallit (“prayer shawl”) over His head like a hood, draping down over his chest and dangling down over his thighs bearing a name: The Word of God.

As he begins to walk down the main aisle toward the stage, all of the others begin to notice and start to look at Him and before long there is a silence over the crowd so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Then the man receives the microphone from the host and begins to speak:

“My name is not “Jesus” as with all of you. My name is Yeshua. I am not a Christian, I am a Jew. My lineage traces back through David, king of Israel, and goes all the way back to the Hebrew Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I did not come to start a new religion, nor did I come to create a replacement for My people. I came for the lost sheep of the house of Israel. I came to offer salvation to the Jew first, and then allow all nations to come into the family by being grafted into the cultivated olive tree of Israel.

After I left the mission into the hands of My disciples, I raised up one more who would carry My message. His name was Sha’ul, but many know him today as Apostle Paul. He was a Pharisee of the Pharisees, the Jewish sect that many of your followers have wrongly labeled as the enemy. It was only ‘certain of the Pharisees’ that were a problem. I had to correct them at times, but they were still My brothers and friends. Many of them became the original sect of Believers labeled the ‘Nazarenes’ in the Book of Acts. Paul tried to warn Believers about all of you. He said: ‘For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus whom we did not proclaim, or if you receive a different spirit that you did not receive, or a different “good news” that you did not accept, you put up with that well enough!’, and, ‘But even if we (or an angel from heaven) should announce any “good news” to you other than what we have proclaimed to you, let that person be cursed!’ (see 2 Corinthians 11:4 and Galatians 1:8).


Now, enough is enough. Stop pretending to be Me and stop deceiving people into thinking you are the Messiah. None of you are, you are all imposters.”

Then this man, Yeshua, walks off the stage, back down the aisle, past his seat in the back row, and out the doors of the auditorium.


Now, the question remains: Will you continue to follow any of the hundreds or thousands of counterfeits named “Jesus”, or will you follow the true Hebrew Messiah: Yeshua?



It is my hope that this message has at least helped to clear up the clutter of confusion that has been created by both mainstream Christianity and in some of the extremist groups within Messianic, Hebrew Roots, and Sacred Name ideologies. Your Messiah is Hebrew, and if you accept Him as your Master and Messiah you are too. It’s time for the Body of Messiah to start renouncing the paganism long embraced by Christianity and start returning to the ways of Scripture. And that starts with you.

 


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