A message to the Rabbi’s during Holy Week

 

Dear Rabbi’s, May you and the Jewish community have a blessed Pesach. I would like to give a respectful comment. The Lubavitcher movement considers Rabbi Schneerson either the Moshiach, a prophet or a sage. Since Rebbi Schneerson died and his tomb is still with us he obviously is not the Moshiach. If his followers still believe him to be the Moshiach then they are no different than the followers of Bar Kochba who was supported by Rabbi Akiva. He obviously was a false Moshiach. The Romans killed him and his tomb is still with us. Zvi believed himself to be the Moshiach then became an apostate to Islam. He and his followers were misguided. Lubavitchers are no different if they believe the Rebbi to be the Moshiach.

If the Rebbi was a Prophet then he should have been able to tell us plainly from the scriptures the identity of the Moshiach. He said almost 20 years ago that the time was near. Perhaps it is. Who then determines the identity of the Moshiach. The Rabbis have gotten it wrong in the past. Are we to rely upon the Rabbis to determine the Moshiach yet again? Does not the Moshiach belong to Elohim? If so it is YHVH alone who determines the identity of the Moshiach. Who then is King Moshiach? The Tenakh tells us plainly. According to the Prophet Micah chapter 5:1 the ruler of Israel will be born in Bethlehem. His origin is not from conception since the scripture says his origin is from the beginning of time. According to the Prophet Zechariah in the 9th chapter the 9th verse the King of Israel will come to his people riding upon a colt a foal of an ass. This same Prophet states in Chapter14 verse 9 that the Lord will be King over the earth. The Lord in verse 3 and 4 of the same chapter goes forth as predicted by Daniel the Prophet in Chapter 7 verses 13-14 as the son of man, being born of a woman, Gen 3:15, Isaiah 7:14, Isa 9:5-6, yet he descends from the clouds and places His feet on the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4) and the Lord will fight against the enemies of Israel as described by the Prophet Ezekiel Chapters 38-39.

At Pesach Adonai Elohim tells us that a lamb without blemish sheds his blood and the blood from this lamb without blemish saves the people of Israel during that night when the firstborn of Egypt were slain. For this reason the Prophet Isaiah wrote in the 53rd chapter and explains the atoning sacrifice of the one rejected by his own yet pours Himself out for the remission of sin to fulfill the Levitical requirement as found in Leviticus 17 verse 11. This is why he is known as Emmanuel (God with us) by the Prophet Isaiah. For he is Adonai Elohim and was named Yeshua, meaning YHVH’s Salvation for he saves Israel from their sin and will save Israel at that final battle.

Dear Rabbi’s, the scripture is true that states Shema Israel Adonai Elohaynu Adonai Echud. The Lord is indeed one. The mystery of Elohim is revealed by the Prophet Isaiah in the 48th Chapter verses 16-17. “Come ye near unto me, Hear ye this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning” In the first book of Moses Elohim who is spirit creates, yet the Ruach of Elohim moves across the face of the waters. In verse 26 Elohim said, “Let us make man after our image after our likeness” Elohim cannot be talking to angels since angels did not make man. If they did they would be gods. Back to Isaiah ” From the time that it was, there am I: and now Adonai Elohiim and his Spirit have sent me. Thus says the Lord, thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

The one who speaks is the Lord and He was sent by YHVH and YHVH’s Spirit. Since the one talking is the redeemer of Israel and the Holy One of Israel the one talking is the Moshiach. The same one who was cut off out of the land of the living before the destruction of the Temple as foretold by the Prophet Daniel Chapter 9 verse 26.

Dearr Rabbi’s, If you say that the Rebbi is a sage then it must be understood that no sage of Israel is greater than the Prophets or can contradict what they have declared.

The Noachide laws are all good to follow. Do not commit Idolatry, Blasphemy, Murder, Adultery, Theft, Do not eat an animal not killed properly, and establish a court of laws. The keeping of these laws however do not lead to salvation. Isaiah the Prophet declares in the 64th Chapter verses 5-6 that we are unclean due to our iniquities. The Book of Ecclesiastes chapter 7 verse 20 states, ‘For there is not a just man upon earth, that does good, and sins not’. Elohim is Holy and just and we who are not perfect, for all have sinned, cannot be justified before Elohim except for the provisions described by his prophets and fulfilled by His Moshiach.

May the blessings of Adonai Elohim and his Moshiach be with you and and all the people of Israel forever,

Shalom Joe

 

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