Shalom. In our teachng of The Book of Exodus, we are at that point in time of the Exodus out of Egypt after 400 years of Jewish slavery and suffering at the hands of the Egyptiain slavemasters. The children of Israel have arrived at the Red Sea, possibly where the Suez Canal is today in the Gulf of Suez. And the width of the crossing would have varied from 12 to 20 miles wide. Thus the children of Israel, some three million, with a mixed multitude of non-Jewish people were facing the Red Sea before them, and a charging Egyptian army in chariots and on horseback behind them determined to kill the Jews and steal everything they owned. So what is next?
Let’s read EXODUS 14.13-15
EXODUS 14.13-14 Stand still and see the Salvation of The LORD. Those are the words Moses commanded the children of Israel as the Egyptian army charged after the Jewish nation intent on killing them all. We know what happened. GOD saved the Jewish people by miraculously opening the Red Sea and they crossed on dry land. And then He killed the entire Egyptian army. Stand still and see the Salvation of The LORD, Moses commanded the people. The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.
Salvation is also the name of our GOD and Messiah Yeshua. Yeshua in Hebrew means Salvation. And as GOD saved the Jewish people, He saves all who love Him and keep His commandments. His special people.
Let’s read three verses of Scripture in English and Hebrew that show us Messiah’s wonderful Name Yeshua that was given to Him by GOD Almighty.
MATTHEW 1.1, 16, 21, LUKE 1.26-32 YESHUA IS HIS NAME.
Listen to the powerful meaning of Messiah’s Name Yeshua, or Salvation and how our lives are effected every day for our good by His Salvation.
Yeshua in Hebrew means Salvation, deliverance, being saved. Being saved by our GOD and Messiah means He will always rescue us from danger, or possible harm or loss. He will keep us safe, sound, and whole, and unhurt. And He will deliver you from the power and consequences of sin which consist of misfortunes, and curses, and eternal death. Messiah saves us from all that because He is our Salvation.
Salvation, or Yeshua also means having the victory, prosperity and help. GOD’s prosperity is having a successful, thriving and flourishing relationship with The LORD your GOD, and a successful life. And perhaps wealth as well, and so much more. GOD will always help you. And Salvation means, the LORD YOUR GOD will give you Eternal Life in Heaven with him forever.
So how is Salvation accomlished? How do we receive Yeshua? How do we receive His Salvation and all GOD’s great benefits, and eternal life with Him forever?
First of all, we must believe in Yeshua The Messiah.
To receive Salvation, we must be born-again.
And how are we born-again?
Being born-again is GOD giving you a new heart and a new spirit. A new heart that will obey GOD and will obey His Law of Moses. And a new spirit that is The Holy Spirit, The Spirit of Truth Who will live in you forever, Who will teach you all things and remind you of everything Messiah has taught you.
And also we must repent. MATTHEW 4.17
And how do we repent? EZEKIEL 18.20-22.
Repentance is turning from all your sins. Sin is breaking GOD’s Law of Moses. 1 John 3.4.
Then you must turn to GOD, keeping all His Laws and doing that which is lawful and right. And GOD says you will surely live and not die. All your transgressions, The LORD says, that you have committed will not be mentioned to you. In your righteousness, GOD says, that you have done, you will live. That is how to repent. Turning from all our sins that we have committed, and then obeying GOD, keeping all His Laws.
And how do we receive The Holy Spirit?
We receive The Holy Spirit by obeying GOD. That is keeping His Law of Moses, and Yeshua is GOD Almighty, Jehovah, GOD The Father.
Yeshua is our Salvation. And Messiah is The One Who saved GOD’s people from destruction. He is Jehovah, The LORD our GOD, The Creator of Israel, and The King of Israel. Yeshua, our Salvation, is The GOD of Creation, The Everlasting Father Whom the multitude of Jewish people cried out to as He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, Hosanna, please save now. Hosanna, blessed is The King of Israel Who comes in The Name of The LORD. That was Jehovah in the flesh, The LORD our GOD, Yeshua the Messiah Who is our atonement for all our sins, GOD Almighty.
Let’s look at some Scriptures that belong to and describe Yeshua The Messiah, our GOD and Salvation.
ZECHARIAH 9.9 Here is prophecy that Yeshua The Messiah is The King of Israel, having Salvation.
ISAIAH 43.15 Yeshua The Messiah is The LORD Jehovah, our Holy One, The Creator of Israel, our King.
LORD in Hebrew is Yehovah. Yeshua is LORD. Yeshua is Jehovah.
ISAIAH 53.10 Jehovah, Yeshua The Messiah, is our offering for sin. Our atonement. He will see His seed. That is Yeshua will see His descendants. His descendants are all the true Believers in Messiah, born of GOD. 1 JOHN 3.9
Whosoever is born of GOD, does not commit sin. That is, whosoever is born of GOD does not break the Law of Moses, GOD’s Laws, because Messiah’s descendants remain in Him, and we cannot sin because we are born of GOD. We have a new heart that obeys GOD, and a new Spirit, The Holy Spirit of Truth living in us.
JOHN 19.17-19 The One crucified was The Son of GOD, Who is also GOD The Father, Jehovah in the person of Yeshua The Messiah our Salvation.
JOHN 20.11-17 The Resurrection.
With regard to Verse 17, Yeshua said, I have not yet ascended to My Father. But go to My brethren and say to them, I ascend to My Father, and your Father, and to My GOD, and your GOD.
The Bible teaches there is only one GOD. And that one GOD is Jehovah Who is Yeshua The Messiah.
Let’s look at DEUTERONOMY 4.35.
The LORD, He is GOD. That is Jehovah, He is GOD. There is none else beside Him.
Now let’s look at Deuteronomy 6.4 in both English and Hebrew. Keep in mind, GOD is not a human being like we are. He is GOD. He is Jehovah, The Father, The Messiah, and The Spirit, and more if He so desires.
SHEMA YESRAEL, YEHOVAH ELOHAYNU, YEHOVAH EKHAD.
HEAR O ISRAEL, YEHOVAH OUR GOD, YEHOVAH IS ONE.
The LORD GOD is Yehovah, and there is only one GOD. Jehovah is The Father, The Son, and The Spirit. They are all one an the same with no difference, no separation and no variance. It is that easy and simple. Why? Because GOD said so.
Thus, The Son, Messiah Yeshua ascended to The Father, both being the one GOD Jehovah. And the reason this might be difficult to understand is because GOD is not a human being like us, He is GOD. And Yeshua is Jehovah. He is Almighty GOD.
ntinue on to Exodus 14.15
EXODUS 14.15 Go forward, GOD said. In other words, don’t turn back and return to Egypt. Go forward to the Promised Land that I have given you for an everlasting possession, the Land of Israel.
And the same applies to you, and me, and all Believers in Messiah Yeshua. Don’t turn back and return to sin. But rather continue on the way of righteousness, doing the will of GOD, obeying His Law of Moses.
2 PETER 2.20-22
Don’t return to sin because you will be overcome by it. And the latter end is worse than the beginning. The meaning? Don’t return to sin.
The way of righteousness is being right with GOD by believing in Messiah Yeshua, loving Him with all your heart, and obeying His Law of Moses which is easy.
Don’t be like the dog, Peter writes, that returns to its own vomit. Or the hog that was washed, and then rolls in the mud. Do not return to sin.
MATTHEW 11.28-30 Messiah’s yoke is His Law of Moses, and it’s easy. And He says, Learn of Me.
MATTHEW 24.13 Though Messiah’s yoke is easy, that being His Law of Moses, Yeshua counsels us to endure to the end. Keep on keeping on in the way of righteousness.
The return of The LORD that we all anticipate with joy, is The LORD Yeshua Who is Jehovah.
ZECHARIAH 14.1-14 Yeshua is LORD. He is Jehovah.
ZECHARIAH 2.10-22 Again, The LORD is Jehovah, Yeshua The Messiah.
And ZEPHANIAH 3.17.
REVELATION 21.1-4 GOD is Jehovah, Yeshua The Messiah, and The LORD GOD MESSIAH will dwell physically with us in the Millennium, and in Heaven. And we will be His people, and GOD Himself will be with us, and be our GOD. And He will wipe away all tears, and death, and sorrow, and crying. And there will be no more pain, for the former things, grief, hardship, and pain will have passed away.
REVELATION 22.1-5 And we will see JEHOVAH, GOD ALMIGHTY, MESSIAH YESHUA, Face to face. And we will reign with Him as kings forever.
Shalom. Ira Weinstein