3/5/07 By: Pastor John W. Thompson -
One thing that I would like to do is introduce you to my Yahshua Messiah. My Yahshua Is not the Jesus that most people know. My Yahshua Is not the Jesus taught by most churches today.
So, I think it's time that people met the real Yahshua, "My Yahshua"!
I think it's time people knew Him as He was, strong, abrupt, and He spoke with real
authority. He was not a little baby Jesus or the weak Jesus most people know.
Yes, Yahshua was the kindest and most gentle human being on earth, He showed people
boundless love, mercy and forgiveness to those who asked for it and had a repentant
spirit. However, I believe it is time people recognize that Yahshua could also get very
angry and was able to hurl swift incisive words at all those self-righteous religionists
crowd followers, pretenders, and even at His own disciples when they got out of line.
It's time people knew that Yahshua perspired in the heat just as you do, that He also
grew hungry and tired, that He almost starved to death on one occasion, that He suffered
also through all the human temptations, passions and emotions that are common to us all,
that He also enjoyed food and drink, and He also appreciated feminine beauty.
It's time people knew that Yahshua could also cry, shout, laugh, and also sing, that He
also enjoyed spending time with people.
It's time people knew and realized that Yahshua was not a bum or a vagabond, that He was
technology of modern, first-century engineering with the art of a skilled craftsman.
It's time people knew that Yahshua was admired by officers high in the Roman army, He was
interesting and puzzling to Pilate, He was hated by the religious leaders and was
greatly loved by His disciples, He was also loved by many people, hated by some, deeply
admired by His proud mother, and was just as human as you are.
It's time people knew that Yahshua was not born on or anywhere near December 25th. That
as a boy, Yahshua learned a profession, that He became a senior member in a construction
and tin mining business, a partnership, that He owned at least one probably two homes
of His own, that He paid taxes. That Yahshua slept indoors most of His life and He also
frequently spent the night in the homes of very wealthy people, including Romans as well
as religious opponents.
liars, thieves, drunks, crooked politicians, religious leaders and prostitutes.
That Yahshua did not die on "Good Friday," that He was not resurrected on "Easter Sunday,"
that Yahshua nor His disciples ever celebrated or taught anyone to celebrate Easter.
That Yahshua had to prove to His doubting disciples with facts and evidence that He had
truly been resurrected.
That Yahshua my Messiah is alive today, and is planning to return to earth and has already
begun His countdown from heaven!
If your values are those of a normal person, the real Yahshua may insult you, shock you,
please you, challenge you, inspire you, surprise you, anger you, or make you wonder.
But "My Yahshua, not your Jesus", mine will never bore you.
In Yahveh's Service:
John The Revelator
The Spirit of the Bride