‘He who is faithful to the end will have eternal life.’
The Archangel Gabriel visited a young woman to inform her that the Messiah would be planted in her by the Holy Spirit of YHWH. The woman was engaged, however she had not had sexual relations with a man. She would have known how much this would have compromised her, even to death in those days, but she accepted it and said;
“..be unto me according to your word”
Her fiancé Joseph was upset that his betrothed was pregnant and wanted to divorce her quietly, so as no harm would come to her. By the Law, she would have been stoned to death. During his personal crisis, an angel visited him in a dream and told him that it was true; that the child was from God
YHWH had shielded the Earths King in a local scandal, that innocent youths would need to endure. It would seem unlikely that the Christ was within the woman and it was this, that kept them safe. The modest couple journeyed to Bethlehem, due to the Roman census. This would ensure that they were recorded in history.
King Heold was not aware that God’s son was about to be born, but the wise men of Babylon knew, because Archangel Gabriel had also visited the prophet Daniel, some hundred years before. Daniel’s writings had been preserved in the country known as Iraq today. Gabriel had shown him the future, including the end times (our time).
The entrance of the foreign visitors alerted Herod senior, that the Messiah was born, so he sent out executioners to kill the children, to prevent it.
Archangel Gabriel, warned Joseph, so he gathered Mary and Yeshua (Jesus in Greek) to go to EGYPT. They had few clothes, a new born child and a donkey. They took the slow, long trip into a foreign land, relying only on each other and the faithfulness of God. Fortunately the ‘wise’ men had given them gold. They would not see their families for a decade. The hidden King grew up.
The angel returned and told them when Herod snr, was dead so they could return to Israel. Back home they had a large family, it’s unlikely that they would have told the siblings, of the first borns divinity. They would have worked, laughed, attended synagogue and the festivals together. A modest person, in a large working family would not have drawn attention. However his parents knew and waited.
Yeshua, a Jewish carpenter put down his tools at the age of 30, to spend the next 3 years in preparing his country, for a Revelation. His first stop was the river Jordon, where he was baptised by the prophet , John the Baptist. After emerging from the water, the Ha Ruach Ha Kodesh, (Holy Spirit) of God descended on him, and the Prophet proclaimed.
“…I saw and bare record that this is the son of God.”
He attended a wedding with his new disciples and family. The wedding ran out of wine, so Mary went to Yeshua and asked for his help. This makes it clear that she was fully aware of his ‘gifts’; he turned the water to wine.
Over the next 3 years he healed people from blindness, leprosy, illness, withered hands, curved spines, hunger, thirst and death. He sent 72 followers out, to heal the sick.
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
MEANWHILE ….In Jerusalem a thief and an political activist that had committed murder, were being sentenced to death, by Roman law they would be hung on the cross, one of them we know is named Barabas (name means son of father)
On the night before the passover, He gathered the 12 disciples of the inner circle, to discuss the need of his sacrifice and that he would be preparing a place for them in Heaven.
“Let you heart not be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my fathers house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again.”
Despite all his love and the healing of many people; he was condemned. By now, it was apparent that he was the King, the promised Messiah and the religious leaders had no interest in giving up their entitlements, so they deceived the people with false accusations. Would the Pope give up his little country, bank, palace and political power for this man; the son of God?
ISAIAH 53 He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief,
One from whom people hide their faces.
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
Yeshua was executed in the place of Barabas, and spiritually, in the place of all those that have the claim of, ‘son of the Father’. He would die along side a thief that would be the first of the redeemed and given a home in Heaven. The unnamed thief was the only man that defended Yeshua, in his time of need.
“Do you not even fear God ……. we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving, what we deserve for our crimes; but this man has done nothing wrong.” He said;“Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!”
And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise“
Despite all the healing, the feeding and all the disciples that enjoyed the miracles and fame, Yeshua had only his mother, his aunty, Mary Magdelene and one disciple, John, on his darkest and loneliest day. Every one else had either turned against Him, or were hiding.
Mary Magdelene was the first person Yeshua greeted when he rose from the dead.
After He had returned to the disciples alive so they could witness the resurrection. They became bold, from the evidence, not from faith. One morning Yeshua cooked breakfast on the beach and Peter asked Yeshua about John, the disciple that had been faithful.
“What about him Lord”
“If I want him to stay behind till I come, what does it matter to you?” Yeshua answered.
John was the only disciple that did not die a violent death, in-fact he was shown Heaven and entrusted to record Revelation, a prophesy from Yeshua, about the Last Days.
He rewards those that are faithful and endure to the end.