There has been much speculation over the years Yeshua spent growing from the Baby in the Manger to when He stepped on to the World stage. One thing we do know, He grew in stature and wisdom, [Luke 2:52] and He must have shown some of what was to come when Mary said, “Do whatever He says”. [John 2:5] When He stepped up to John the Baptist, John knew exactly whom He was, standing before him. [John 1:29] There was a power about Him that people responded to either in a good way or bad. But one thing we do know He was God incarnate, God on Earth, [John 8:56-58] walking and talking and ministering to His created ones to teach and guide them home to be with Him in His Kingdom. From that moment when the wise men said: “Where is the one born King of the Jews”, [Matthew 2:2] until Pilate wrote: “Here is the King of the Jews,” [John 19:19] people knew there was someone special in their midst. Yes, God Himself had come to tabernacle with His people. A confirmation that it was God Himself walking and talking was the way people bowed to Him then as they bow to Him today, Philippians 2:10 says that one day every knee will bow to Him and call Him Lord. The reading of the first three commandments of the Ten Commandments confirms that it was God walking amongst the people. You shall have no other god besides Me, [Exodus 20:12] as God would never allow the glory to go to a foreign god, Yeshua has to have been God in man’s form. [Romans 8:3]
I believe people forget this very important fact and give the glory to God the man instead of God Incarnate, the one who came down from heaven as foretold by the Prophets to set the captives free. [Luke 4:18] the one who stood on the Mountain overlooking the Sea of Galilee and said, [Matthew 5]
Blessed are the poor in spirit.
Blessed are they who mourn.
Blessed are the meek.
Blessed are those who hunger after the Word.
Blessed are the merciful.
Blessed are the pure of heart.
Blessed are the peacemakers.
Blessed are the persecuted.
Blessed are they who are reviled.
Only God could Bless in such a way, only God can forgive sins. [Mark 2:7] Only God could say “This has been fulfilled in your hearing at this time”. [Luke 4:21]
The Religious Leaders of the time had interpreted scripture to suit what they could get from it and to have control over the people, as is being done today. But Yeshua said, “‘You say’, but truly, truly I say” and for someone to say today that you are all wrong and He alone is correct would be called a cult. The leaders of the time knew one of two things, Yeshua was right or He was a madman. If He were a madman they would have to remove Him. If He was right then they would lose their status within the society, so they were willing to take the risk He was wrong, and just a madman, and have Him crucified hoping that would be the end of the problem. But as history shows it was just the beginning of their problems as there is not a lot said about the leaders after Yeshua rose from the grave. Now today 2000 years after the resurrection those Words spoken by our Lord still ring true. The teachings of ‘love your brother and your sister and your neighbour and your parents and your friends and your friends within the Church as yourself’ will never fade away. [Isaiah 40:8]
Yeshua returned to where He came from so that the one to come would enable all to understand those famous Words spoken by Yeshua so long ago and would continue down through the ages. [John 16:7] The power in those Words stays as strong today as when they were first spoken. [1 Peter 1:25] These Words are now written on our hearts, hearts of flesh, open to the Word of God to understand the statements of the Fruit of the Spirit. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, [Galatians 5:22] The gifts of the Spirit are wisdom, faith, miraculous powers, prophecy, discernment, speaking in tongues, the interpretation of tongues. All these by the Holy Spirit. [1 Corinthians 12:8-11] All this because God decided to personally intervene on that day so long ago because He was and is and is to come, again. He will return one day and find us ready and waiting as a Bride awaits her groom, or will He?