The Mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven

Posted on Jun 8, 2014

by Rabbi Dennis Richards.   Yeshua taught his followers to love all people, make peace, forgive and serve others. He told them that the spirit of God would guide them into the Truth and brotherhood of mankind.  When you hear someone say Yeshua lives inside of me, they are not following his teachings.   His teaching said, I can longer be with you, so I am going to ask to the Father to send you another one to comfort you, and that would be the spirit of God.   The message that they were to preach was one of Teshuvah.  To turn around from where you were going and come back to where you were.  That was the messasge of Yeshua “I have come that you may know the Father.”   Here we see in Acts 3, Peter, the one who would deny The Messiah three times, all of a sudden he is filled with the spirit of God.  So what is the first thing he does, he runs off to the temple for the ninth hour of prayer.  He heals the lame man.  That would catch the attention of the people.  They are all there because it is just after Shavuot.  Peter gives his second sermon, he preaches Yeshua, but in order to do that he takes them straight back to Moses.  Acts 3: 17-22, “…and now brethren I know that you acted in ignorance just as your rulers did also, but the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets , that His Messiah would suffer, he [meaning YHVH] has thus fulfilled, therefore repent and return so that your sins may be wiped away in order that the times of refreshing may come from the presence of YHVH, and that he might send Yeshua the Messiah anointed to you, whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of his Holy prophets from the ancient times.”  Moses said “YHVH Elohim shall raise up for you a prophet like me from your own bretheren. To him you shall give heed to everytihing he says to you”.  Peter is telling the people that Yeshua is that prophet about whom Moses prophesied.  The message is repent and return.  Where were they return to?  Back to the Torah.  Back to their Father’s promises, back to all they were hearing the years before…

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