Following Yeshua (Jesus) ~ A Voice or Script? ~ Part 3

December 19, 2013 at 12:21 am (WSGD Newes)

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Matthew 4:1

Then the Spirit led Yeshua up into the wilderness to be tempted by the Adversary.

In parts 1 & 2 of this series we have been digging to answer the question:
Did Yeshua live from one moment to the next, listening to the Father instruct, lead, guide and teach, repeating only what He heard, doing only what the Father said to do? Or
Was Yeshua given a sort of Script to follow before He was born and followed it without turning right or left?

This part picks up where we left off. The above verse sheds much light on the path we are “following” :-). Two things illuminate right away.
1) The text reads…the Spirit led Yeshua…if prior scripting is all Yeshua did perform; why would He need the Spirit to lead Him here?
2) Notice where the Spirit led Him!! This doesn’t “sound” like a “Godly” thing to do does it?? At least not how its taught in mainstream Christianity. Most have usually coupled this verse up to alleviate any panick people may get with the scripture that assures us God does not tempt His people. (James 1:13; 1 Cor. 10:13) Which if you read these carefully…you will find they never say God does not lead anyone into testing at all. Yet let’s look at Yeshua’s own words in addressing God the Father in prayer…

Matthew 6:13

And do not lead us into hard testing, but keep us safe from the evil one.

Why address the Father in such a way? Its plain Who we are addressing. Its also plain Who the Who is that is being asked to lead as well. God indeed is the One directing paths here. And Yeshua is asking us to ask Him not to lead us into HARD testing, not no testing! Its important to keep this in mind as we move into how we get ears to hear.

Now we go straight to where Yeshua Himself tells us how we get ears to hear His Voice.

John 3: 5-8;

Yeshua answered, “Yes, indeed I tell you that unless a person is born from water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. What is born of flesh is flesh, and what is born from the Spirit is spirit. Stop being amazed at My telling you that you must be born again from Above! The wind blows where it wants to, you hear its sound, but you don’t know where it comes from or where its going. That’s how it is with everyone who has been born from the Spirit.

The last statement is baffling if we do not understand the point Yeshua is making with the wind. Wind is directed by God. So it “takes its orders” from Him alone. See where Yeshua says “it blows where it wants to“? The question should always be in our minds…”Who is behind or the Causer of all created things?” Refer to Genesis 1 if you are unclear Who created wind. Wind does not have a “mind of its own” apart from God. In fact, we humans are the only creatures/creation God made that is capable of “having our own minds”. Everything else from animals to all created matter, gases, forces, and so on takes its orders from God alone. Human beings have been given a special gift this way. It is actually either a gift or a curse depending on what we submit our minds to. But getting back to the scripture above. Come in closely and see what’s being said! Notice He says, “you hear its sound but don’t know where it comes from or where its going.”? This is huge. For the Spirit is being reflected here in the wind. Interestingly in the language Yeshua spoke (Hebrew) the mindset is that wind and breath are one and the same. We see this reflected in Old Testament scriptures all the time! But here’s the confirmation!

John 20:22

Having said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit)!”

Note: Yeshua never spit into dirt, wrote in the dirt or breathed into or onto anything or anyone due to some unknown “witchcrafty” thing! Dirt is highly significant!! Why? Again we go back to the Beginnings (Genesis) to find out; keeping in mind the Who we are following!

Genesis 2:7

Then Adonai, God, formed a person from the dust of the ground (dirt) and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, so that he became a living being.

To wrap this point up. Yeshua in John 3:5-8 is pointing directly to the answer to our original query. When we are born again we receive the Holy Spirit, Who gives us ears to hear. As we now submit to His lead, we hear His Voice. Yet we keep in mind His thoughts are not like our thoughts nor His ways like our ways. (Isaiah 55:8) So upon hearing His voice we may be unsure where He is coming from or where He may be going in what He is telling us, but we must obey without question trusting Him completely. So as Yeshua did, we too must do!

I will end this with the only thing worth noting. The Word, for your further study. May the Spirit lead you into all Truth by the power of Yeshua the Messiah sent by the Father who is still speaking to His children, in order to bring us into His great Light!

1 John 3:19-25

Here is how we will know we are from the Truth and will set our hearts at rest in His presence: if our hearts know something is against us, God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything. Dear friends, if our hearts know nothing against us, we have confidence in approaching God; then, whatever we ask for, we receive from Him; because we are obeying His commands and doing the things that please Him. This is His command: that we are to trust in the person and power of His Son, Yeshua the Messiah and keep loving one another, just as He commanded us. Those who obey His commands remain united with Him and He with them. Here is how we know that He remains united with us: by the Spirit whom He gave us.

1 Corinthians 2:3-16

Also I myself was with you as somebody weak, nervous and shaking all over from fear; and neither the delivery nor the content of my message relied on compelling words of “wisdom” but on a demonstration of the power of the Spirit, so that your trust might not rest on human wisdom but on God’s power.
Yet there is a wisdom that we are speaking to those mature enough for it. But it is not the wisdom of this world or this world’s leaders, who are in the process of passing away. On the contrary, we are communicating a secret wisdom from God which has been kept hidden until now but which, before history began, God had decreed would bring us glory. Not one of this worlds leaders has understood it; because if they had, they would not have executed the Lord from Whom this glory flows. But, as the Tanakh (Old Testament) says,

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no one’s heart has imagined all the things that God has prepared for those who love Him.” Isaiah 64:4, 52:15

It is to us, however, that God has revealed these things. How? Through the Spirit. For the Spirit probes all things, even the profoundest depths of God. For who knows the inner workings of a person except the person’s own spirit inside him? So, too, no one knows the inner workings of God except God’s Spirit. Now we have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit of God, so that we might understand the things God has so freely given us. These are the things we are talking about when we avoid the manner of speaking that human wisdom would dictate and instead use a manner of speaking taught by the Spirit, by which we explain things of the Spirit to people who have the Spirit. Now the natural man does not receive the things from the Spirit of God – to him they are nonsense! Moreover, he is unable to grasp them, because they are evaluated through the Spirit. But the person who has the Spirit can evaluate everything, while no one is in a position to evaluate him.

For who has known the mind of Adonai (the Lord)? Who can counsel Him? – Isaiah 40:13

But we have the Mind of the Messiah!!

1 Corinthians 3:16

Don’t you know that you people are God’s Temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?

Matthew 11:25 ~ Yeshua speaking…

It was at this time that Yeshua said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You concealed these things from the sophisticated and educated and revealed them to ordinary folks.

Matthew 13:11 ~ Yeshua speaking…

He answered, “Because it has been given to you to know the secrets of the Kingdom of heaven, but not to them.

Matthew 16:17 ~ Yeshua speaking…

“Shim’on Bar-Yochanan (Simon (Peter) son of John)”, Yeshua said to him, “how blessed you are! For no human being revealed this to you, no, it was My Father in heaven.

Luke 4:14; 17-21

Yeshua returned to the Galil in the power of the Spirit, and reports about Him spread throughout the countryside.

And He was given the scroll of the prophet Yesha’yahu (Isaiah). Unrolling the scroll, He found the place where it was written,

“The Spirit of Adonai is upon Me because He has anointed Me to announce Good News to the poor; He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the imprisoned and renewed sight for the blind, to release those who have been crushed, to proclaim a year of the favor of Adonai.”

After closing the scroll and returning it to the shammash (attendant, servant, caretaker, deacon), He sat down; and the eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on Him. He started to speak to them: “Today, as you heard it read, this passage of the Tanakh was fulfilled””

Luke 24:49 – Yeshua speaking..

Now I am sending forth upon you what My Father promised, so stay here in the city until you have been equipped with power from Above.”

John 14:25-26 ~ Yeshua speaking…

I have told you these things while I am still with you. But the Counselor, the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything; that is, He will remind you of everything I have said to you.

John 15:26 ~ Yeshua speaking…

“When the Counselor comes, whom I will send you from the Father – the Spirit of Truth, who keeps going out from the Father – He will testify on My behalf.

Galatians 1:11-12

Furthermore, let me make clear to you, brothers, that the Good News as I proclaim is not a human product; because neither did I receive it from someone else nor was I taught it – it came through direct revelation from Yeshua the Messiah.
(Note: this is Paul speaking, who did not begin proclaiming the Good News until after Yeshua died and rose and ascended back to heaven!)

He who has ears, let him hear!!

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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