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Early in the week, I read a comment from a young man who is bent on dismissing Yahusha to merely being a false teacher. Well, as most know I do not deitize any person, prophet, teacher or messenger but I do strive to find truth in their message aka besorah. There are often times, I have to review statements using allegorical lenses. Well lets look at the verses the brother claimed to show false teaching with literal eyes first, then lets use metaphor or Kabbalistic lenses.
According to the brother, Yahusha's statements in Luke 12:53 and Matthew 10:35 negates Malachi 4:6. So let us read them first.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
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.
The statement by a brother in a discourse on face book suggested that Yahusha stated opposite of what the Prophet Malachi prophesized. Why is that the case?
My immediate thoughts were confirmed in that Malachi prophesized the purpose of Elijah returning. Is Yahusha suppose to have the same purpose as Elijah? Is the brother assuming that Yahusha is Elijah or even proposes that he is? Somehow I recall the narratives of the Besorah referring to John as Elijah and even recall the narratives suggesting Yahsuha as Elisha (for another discussion later). Very interesting comparison I find. So lets begin this dig.
First of all, I have to say that even the narratives of the Besorah easily show that the brother made an error that anyone who studies even cursively the writings and the teachings would have caught on. Malachi referred not to Yahusha but to John.
This scripture in Malachi 4:5-6 refers to Yochanan (John) the Baptist, not Yahusha
Luke 1:17 "And he [Yochanan the Baptist] will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous–to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."
Matthew 11:14 "And if you are willing to accept what I [Yahusha] say, he [Yochanan the Baptist] is Elijah, the one the prophets said would come."
Secondly, I suggest that the brother failed to pull the right prophet's prophesy. Lets pull the one that the Besorah statements above are aligned with?
7 Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.
2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.
4 The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity.
5 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.
6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
Awww so the brother was definitely incorrect simply because he selected the incorrect Tanach alignment with Yahusha's teachings. Notwithstanding, why did Yahusha say he claimed to have come to fulfill the Prophesy of Micah and did he do it?
Finally, does Micah and Matthew verses have anything to do with the verses spoken of about Elijah in Malachi?
My question now is why are the two of their (Yochanan and Yahhusha) missions so different or in conflict with one another?
Turning the sons hearts to their fathers is having the descendants of Israel returning the God of their Fathers. So did Yahusha come to turn their hearts away from the God of their Fathers, which his statement suggests? Apparently, this seems to indicate strongly that not only will Israel continued to bicker with one another but they will scatter even more and the women will now enter into this wave of chaos., was this indeed the plan of The Eternal because The Eternal surely prophesised that Israel would be scattered. So what happens next according to what The Eternal revealed to Micah?
7 Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.
9 I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.
10 Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the Lord thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.
11 In the day that thy walls are to be built, in that day shall the decree be far removed.
12 In that day also he shall come even to thee from Assyria, and from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain.
For this blog, I used all standard vistas and references but I shall return with Kabbalistic version of these narratives, which both the prophesise as well as the Besorah holds within their verses. Yes o, The Eternal is the best schemer of them all. Ise o o o