Yeshua, a Pharisee?
Why Yeshua is called a Rabbi? The Bible gives testimony that Yeshua started learning the Torah from a very young age. It is recorded that one time He was at the Temple teaching even to the scribes and the teachers of the law, who already knew the Torah by memory.
How can you prove it?
"He answered in the words of Yesha‘yahu the prophet, “I am the voice of someone crying out: ‘In the desert make the way of Adonai straight!’”[a]
Some of those who had been sent were Pharisees. They asked him, “If you are neither the Messiah nor Eliyahu nor ‘the prophet,’ then why are you immersing people?” To them Yochanan replied, “I am immersing people in water, but among you is standing someone whom you don’t know. He is the one coming after me — I’m not good enough even to untie his sandal!” | John 1:23-27
According to the reading in John, Yeshua could be found in the midst of the pharisees, meaning he was one of them; and most of the times the people that came to Yeshua knew that every time some kind of miracles happened. In this study we will follow the clues to acknowledge that Yeshua's ministry is Torah-centric and He followed the words of the Torah completely.
As believers, we should follow His example and walked as He walked, meaning, obeying the Law of G-d.
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The prophets, who prophesied about this gift of deliverance that was meant for you, pondered and inquired diligently about it. 11 They were trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of the Messiah in them was referring in predicting the Messiah’s sufferings and the glorious things to follow. 12 It was revealed to them that their service when they spoke about these things was not for their own benefit, but for yours. And these same things have now been proclaimed to you by those who communicated the Good News to you through the Ruach HaKodesh sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things!
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These are the Appointed Times of the L-RD
[PURIM], PASSOVER, UNLEAVENED BREAD, FIRST FRUITS, SHAVUOT, YOM TERUAH, YOM KIPPUR, SUKKOT, [HANUKKAH]
Upcoming Holiday: Shavuot | Pentecost
Shavuot, the Festival of the Weeks, is the second of the three major festivals with both, historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Passover and Sukkot). Agriculturally, it commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple. Historically, it celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, and the Giving of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost.
It is noteworthy that the holiday is called the time of the giving of the Torah, rather of the time of the receiving of the Torah. The sages point out that we are constantly in the process of receiving the Torah, that we receive it every day, but it was first given at this time. Thus it is the giving, not the receiving, that makes this holiday significant.
Reasons to Observe the L-RD's Feasts:
1. It speaks about a Messianic prophecy/Typology of Messiah
2. Each appointed feasts represent a monumental event in the past
3. Covenants were given during the Appointed Feasts
4. It provides time-table for the salvation of G-D’s people
5. It acts as a guide and check-point to the people of the L-RD.
6. It provides a shadow of what is to come for the Body of Messiah
7. The L-RD meets/deals with His people on His Appointed Times
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