There is a lot of confusion regarding the Names of G-d and the Messiah.
Let us take a look at why.
Over the past 2,000 years, the enemy of G-d (satan/devil) has done his best to create chaos and confusion for the purpose of usurping the Kingdom of Heaven. To do this he devised a plan to corrupt G-d's creation. We are the collateral damage in this war. Our job is to learn the Truths of G-d and remove the Lies of the enemy of G-d.
The name Jesus has only been around for about 150 years. That's it. Before that it was Iesus in the original King James 1611 bible. Going all the way back to when the Messiah was born, His name which was given in the Language of Ancient Hebrew and was Yashua. Yashua translates as "SALVATION". Jesus unfortunately, is taught in many Christian congregations as the Son of G-d who did away with the Law.
Yashua is taught in many Messianic Congregations as the Son of G-d, who showed us how to be Truly Torah observant children of G-d.
English did not exist as a language until about 500 - 800 ad/ce. The "J" did not exist until the 1500s and was not used in the King James Bible until the late 18th to 19th Centuries.
When Pontious Pilate wrote the Famous quote on the plaque put above the head of Messiah on the crucifix, it was written in Greek, Roman and Hebrew. There never was or never has been a "J" in any of these three languages, but there was the "Y" and Pontius Pilate wrote the name Yashua in all three languages.
So now we all want to know which is correct. Well, G-d has figured out all of this in advance and has given us the answers we need in order to KNOW whether or not we are Truly part of the ONE BODY of MESSIAH.
In Short, people who say Yashua or Jesus and who truly LOVE G-d the way G-d wants them to LOVE Him, know they have an eternal future that is going to be wonderful. There-fore, it would be good for anyone else who are not sure if they are planted in Healthy Soil, to keep searching for the Truth until they KNOW for SURE that they are planted in Healthy Soil and are not somehow planted in unhealthy soil that will produce no GOOD Fruit.
Torah is not the "LAW" and the Laws are only a part of Torah. Torah starts for real in Genesis 1 and continues all the way through Revelation 22. Torah includes every Word breathed by G-d. That means all the Promises, Curses, Stories, Instructions, Wisdom and what people refer to as the "LAW". When we start looking at things in this light, things start to change. So to help eveyone get over the stigma of the term Torah, we have used a more appropriate term in modern times to reveal the truths that everyone seeks which we now call Kingdom Principles.
We have found that when discussing all the Kingdom Principles in the Bible, people are more at easy and have found it easier to agree that they want to obey G-d. But, when we use terms that have caused people on both sides of the fence to cringe - the walls go up and no one learns and no one benefits. So, let us break down the walls of stereo types and move forward toward the real truths contained in Scriptures.
When trying to make sense of all we have been taught, we need to start looking at how G-d sees all this and not how we see all this. There is a big difference.
G-d would rather we all use the Names He gave us in Hebrew regarding Himself and His Son, the Messiah. Does G-d have mercy and grace and forgiveness? Yes. But, in the end, the People who say Yashua instead of saying Jesus, kind of get one more Gold Star on the wall for being Obedient in this area of their walk a bit more then others, but others get Gold Stars for being more obedient in other areas. Is that important to you to be as Truly Obedient to G-d as you can be and seek to get as many Gold Stars as you can?
If you say Yes to what we are revealing to you, then you understand the message of the Scriptures. If you say No, then maybe you should search your heart and the scriptures for the Truths that will truly set you free.
Will saying Jesus cause you to lose you Salvation? Probably not, but that does not mean you are the Student in the Class who brings an apple everyday to the teacher and puts a smile on the teachers face.
Knowledge is not more important than the Wisdom that G-d gives to us for gaining the proper knowledge.Wisdom is what we really seek and it is wisdom that keeps us on the right path.
Why Messianic? In a world gone mad, True Torah Observant Messianic is about PURITY of our Walk and Faith. It"s not about being Warm & Fuzzy.
It's about promoting a Pure Heart, Obedient to G-d & Willingness to do the Will of G-d instead of the Will of Man and Mankind.
It is about learning the entire Word of G-d and not about proclaiming only part of the Word is valid while rejecting all else.
It is about bringing the children up in the Way They should go & not allowing others to teach our children in incorrectness or in hate.
It is about desiring to get back to the Garden of Eden Experience in style & not accepting status quo & scientific advancements as answers
It is about seeking the Blessings of G-d in our lives & having deeper feeling of satisfaction knowing we are in harmony with our Creator.
It is about building a local family that works well in the Body of Messiah & is not at odds with the rest of the Body that may be lacking
It is all about Kingdom of Heaven principles & business which is awesome & inspiring & uplifting to say the very least.
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