WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? - Romans 10:13-21

24th of the 9th month 2017/2018

Shalom all,

As I was reading through Romiyim/Romans 10, I was gripped by the sobering reality of how so many are not believing the report of the Good News, and so in a message called, “WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?”, I would like to take a closer look at the passage from Romiyim/Romans 10:13-21 and expand on what Sha’ul is writing about here.

The key verse that drove me to put this message together, was verse 16, which states:

Romiyim/Romans 10:16 “However, not all obeyed the Good News. For Yeshayahu says, “יהוה, who has believed our report?

With this verse as the base for this message, I want to take a closer look at what Sha’ul is actually addressing here, in order to understand the same dilemma that we are facing today – and that is that so many are refusing to obey the Good News and not believing the report of this Good News!

This verse begins with the word, ‘however’, which has also been translated as ‘but’ in other translations, and the Greek word that is used here for ‘however’ is ἀλλά alla – Strong’s G235 which is used as a conjunction that joins the phrases together and can give the meaning of, otherwise, on the other hand, however, but, indeed, nevertheless, rather’. This tells us that the statement being made here that not all have obeyed the Good News, is not because the Good News has not been announced but rather, that despite the Good News being announced many have not obeyed it!

In verse 13 Sha’ul quotes from Yo’ěl/Joel 2:32 making it clear that ‘everyone who calls upon the Name of יהוה shall be saved.’ He then proceeds to make the point that how will anyone be able to call upon the One who saves if they have not believed in Him! Belief in יהוה is critical to being able to call on Him and be saved! But how can anyone believe in Him if they have never heard who He is, and how will anyone hear who He is if no one is proclaiming His Name! How will anyone proclaim His Name if they have not been sent?

As taught ones of the Most-High, we have been called to go and make taught ones and be ambassadors of His coming reign. We who bring His Name to the nations, bring the Good News of deliverance, yet not all will believe you!

We are called to call upon His Name and make know His deliverance!

Tehillah/Psalm 96:2 “Sing to יהוה, bless His Name, proclaim His deliverance from day to day.

Tehillah/Psalm 105:1 “Give thanks to יהוה! Call upon His Name, make known His deeds among the peoples.

His Name is key to deliverance and any attempt at bringing His Name to nought through false traditions that have changed His Name or supressed the speaking of His Name, have simply cut of the Good News of deliverance!

The Greek word that is translated as ‘proclaiming’ in Romiyim/Romans 10:14 is κηρύσσω kērussō – Strong’s G2784 which means, to be a herald, proclaim, preach, preaches, proclaiming, announce in an official capacity, tell, announce publicly, proclaim with the goal to persuade. Understanding the meaning of this word we are able to expand our understanding on how we, as faithful and trustworthy ambassadors of Messiah, are to be publicly proclaiming the Good News of Deliverance and make known who the deliverer is, as we announce this Good News in the official capacity as taught ones of our Master and Elohim, יהושע Messiah.

How will anyone proclaim if they have not been sent? The Greek word that is translated as ‘sent’ in verse 15 comes from the root word ἀποστέλλω apostellō – Strong’s G649 which means, to send forth, set-apart and send out (on a mission), ordered to go to a place appointed, send away, and is a technical term for the sending of a messenger with a special task.

Yeshayahu/Isaiah 6:8 “And I heard the voice of יהוה, saying, “Whom do I send, and who would go for Us?” And I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

In the Hebrew, the word translated here as ‘send is שָׁלַח shalaḥ - Strong’s H7971 – ‘to send, dispatch, and in the Septuagint the Greek word ἀποστέλλω apostellō – Strong’s G649 is used. The reason for me highlighting the Greek equivalent to the Hebrew word for ‘send is to show that are we to be bringing the Besorah (Good News) to a people who need to taste and see that יהוה is Good and that in Him and Him alone, we find our deliverance/salvation through the His Revealed Arm: יהושע Messiah!

יהושעsent’ - ἀποστέλλω apostellō – the 12 out with the clear instruction to go to the ‘lost sheep of Yisra’ĕl’!

Mattithyahu/Matthew 10:5-6 “יהושע sent these twelve out, having commanded them, saying, “Do not go into the way of the gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Shomeronites, 6 but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Yisra’ĕl.

Mattithyahu/Matthew 10:16 “See, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

Mattithyahu/Matthew 15:24 “And He answering, said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Yisra’ĕl.

יהושע Himself clearly stated that He too had only come on an appointed mission – to redeem the lost sheep of Yisra’ĕl, and this is the message we have been given to go and proclaim and declare: the Besorah (Good News) that יהושע is Messiah and He is our deliverer and He is the One who will take us as His Ready Bride forever. There are many who need to hear the Besorah (Good News) and we, as disciples/talmidim of Messiah, are tasked with the responsibility of being ‘sent forth’ to proclaim the Good News, and encouraging one another with the good report of the Truth.

What Truth? That יהוה Himself came to save!!!

Not all have obeyed the Good News!!! What Good News? What or who have they not obeyed?

The Greek word translated as ‘obeyed’ in Romiyim/Romans 10:16 is ὑπακούω  hupakouō – Strong’s G5219 which means, to listen, attend to, obey, heed, become obedient, to submit to and comes from two Greek words: ὑπό hupo – Strong’s G5259 which means ‘under’ and further means ‘to be controlled by or in subjection to’; and the second word is ἀκούω akouō – Strong’s G191 meaning, hearing, listen, give heed, understand.

Those who have ears to ear, obey, while those who shut their ears to the Truth are disobedient!

Iḇ’rim/Hebrews 5:9And having been perfected, He became the Causer of everlasting deliverance to all those obeying Him

This verse is speaking of our Deliverer - יהושע Messiah, who became the ‘causer’ of everlasting deliverance – to who???

ALL THOSE OBEYING HIM!!!

This is a very important statement of truth being made here – it is only to those who are obeying Him, that He actually becomes the ‘causer of everlasting deliverance’ to!

In other words, we clearly see from the Greek, the one who obeys the Master, is one who is in subjection to the hearing of His commands, and diligently gives heed to obey and understand, by making sure his ears are open to hear the Master’s voice!

Yoḥanan/John 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

The ‘Causer of Life and Deliverance’ has spoken, and His Word stands forever – the question that ought to be asked today, is whether the sheep are listening and obeying, or are they putting off what is being instructed, for another day!

The ‘Causer of deliverance’ is יהוה!

Yeshayahu/Isaiah 45:17 “Yisra’ěl shall be saved by יהוה with an everlasting deliverance. You are not to be ashamed nor hurt, forever and ever.

Yeshayahu/Isaiah 63:7-8 “Let me recount the loving-commitments of יהוה and the praises of יהוה, according to all that יהוה has done for us, and the great goodness toward the house of Yisra’ěl, which He has done for them according to His compassion, and according to His many loving-commitments. 8 And He said, “They are My people, children who do not act falsely.” And He became their Saviour.

 

Can you see the Good News being declared here? יהוה declares that He ‘became their Saviour’!

Messiah ‘became’ the ‘Causer of everlasting deliverance’ – to who? To those who obey and do not act falsely!!!

The Greek word translated as ‘became’ is γίνομαι ginomai – Strong’s G1096 which means, to come into being, to happen, to become, accomplish, begin to be, come into existance.

This Greek word is used in the LXX (Septuagint – Greek translation of the Tanak (O.T.)) in the verse from Yeshayahu/Isaiah 63:8 that we looked at:

Isa 63:8  καιG2532 CONJ ειπενV-AAI-3S ουχG3364 ADV οG3588 T-NSM λαοςG2992 N-NSM μουG1473 P-GS τεκναG5043 N-NPN ουG3364 ADV μηG3165 ADV αθετησωσινG114 V-FAI-3P καιG2532 CONJ εγενετοG1096 V-AMI-3S αυτοιςG846 D-DPM ειςG1519 PREP σωτηριανG4991 N-ASF

What we clearly recognise here is the wonderful prophetic language of Yeshayahu being fully proclaimed in the letter to the Hebrews, in clearly declaring who the ‘causer of salvation’ is. There is only ONE ‘Causer’ of Salvation/Deliverance!!!

I would like to point out the reason that I am mentioning these verses from Yeshayahu: we take note that the Greek word that is translated as ‘deliverance’ in Iḇ’rim/Hebrews 5:9 is the word σωτηρία sōtēria – Strong’s G4991 which means, deliverance, salvation, and comes from the word σωτήρ sōtēr – Strong’s G4990 which means, a saviour, deliverer, which is from the word σῴζω sōzō – Strong’s G4982 which means, to save, restore, make whole, heal.

This Greek word σωτηρία sōtēria – Strong’s G4991 is, as you can see above, used in the LXX of Yeshayahu/Isaiah 63:8, in translation of the Hebrew word for ‘Saviour’, which we will take a brief look at:

In order to expand on this, let us take a closer look at this verse:

Yeshayahu/Isaiah 63:8:

ISR Scriptures 1998 Edition:

And He said, “They are My people, children who do not act falsely.” And He became their Saviour.

Hebrew OT with Strong’s #:

ויאמרH559  אךH389  עמיH5971  המהH1992  בניםH1121  לאH3808  ישׁקרוH8266  ויהיH1961  להםH1992  למושׁיע׃H3467

Hebrew Bible: Anderson-Forbes analysed text:

וַיֹּאמֶר אַךְ־עַמִּי הֵמָּה בָּנִים לֹא יְשַׁקֵּרוּ וַיְהִי לָהֶם לְמוֹשִׁיעַ׃

In the Hebrew OT with Strong’s numbers the root word that is referenced for ‘their Saviour’ is יָשַׁע yasha – Strong’s H3467 which means, deliver, brought salvation, saviour, saves. What one recognises when studying the Word and doing so by digging into the original Hebrew and Greek texts, we often gain our understanding from the root verb that expresses the action being done. While this is extremely important in gaining clarity and insight into the text, we must also be aware that the root word in itself cannot always give you the fuller meaning behind the language of the text that is to be read. The root word can vary in its meaning based on the tense of the verb and the person involved in doing the action, as well as who the action is being done to.

When most study the Word, and use some very valuable tools that are available for free for all to use, such as E-Sword, what they may not realise is that when doing word studies, they are only seeing the root without the tense and structure of the expanded word from the root which it comes.

While this verse in Yeshayahu/Isaiah 63 gives us the reference to the root verb יָשַׁע yasha – Strong’s H3467, we take note that the full word being written in the Hebrew here is לְמוֹשִׁיעַ – which is transliterated as, ‘lemoshiya’, which is the construct of the word מוֹשִׁיעַmoshiya, with the letter ‘לְ’ (lamed) in front, which renders the structure as meaning ‘to/for’… ‘their Saviour’, as the term before this word – לָהֶם – ‘lahem’ which means, their.

Here we are told that יהוה became’ their Saviour! The Hebrew word for ‘became’ comes from the root word הָיָה hayah – Strong’s H1961 which means, to be, to become, to be in existence. It is written in the ‘qal active’ verb tense which can also render, to occur, come about, come to pass, to become, to be instituted, to be established. This is a very powerful verse, for it clearly states that Elohim ‘becomes’ or is ‘established’ as being the Saviour of those who do not act falsely!

Yeshayahu/Isaiah 43:11 “I, I am יהוה, and besides Me there is no saviour.

Below is the text as seen in E-Sword from the HOT+ (Hebrew Old Testament with Strong’s numbers):

 Isa 43:11  אנכיH595  אנכיH595  יהוהH3068  ואיןH369  מבלעדיH1107  מושׁיע׃H3467

Now for most fervent seeking Torah observant followers today, who are not Hebrew speaking, the Hebrew language is not necessarily fully understood or able to be read and understood as it should be. Therefore, tools such as the Strong’s dictionaries come in very handy and enable us to learn more and more of what the text is declaring. As you can see above with the numbers that are given by each word, these numbers relate to the root word of the word and not the full word itself. The vowel pointings are also not displayed. In the Hebrew text with vowel pointings this verse can be read as:

אָנֹכִי אָנֹכִי יהוה וְאֵין מִבַּלְעָדַי מוֹשִׁיעַ׃

As you will notice above, the last word in the Hebrew text of this verse, you can see the Strong’s number that is given – and that is the word we have just discussed – H3467 - יָשַׁע yasha. What you can see here is that the last word is constructed with more letters than just יָשַׁע yasha. It is the word:

מוֹשִׁיעַ

Transliterated this word is expressed as: ‘Moshiya’, and the morphology of this word is written in the following structure: ‘verb, hifil, active, pure noun participle, masculine, normal’ - to put it simply, it is a masculine noun that causes an action!

The tense of the action is in the ‘Hifil’ tense which indicates the ‘causative sense’ of verbs. Iin other words, the subject of the stem in the Hiphil, causes the object of that verb to act as subject, in the idea expressed by the stem.

What is being expressed here is that יהוה is the ‘causer’ of Salvation/Deliverance!

When looking at this word, without all the technicalities, I was immediately struck with an awesome revelation that is often hidden under the veil of traditional thought processes of interpretations, rather than just the pure childlike faith of reading the text as is. When one reads this, it is made clear – there is NO ‘MOSHIYA’ besides יהוה!

We know that יהוה is the Saviour and there in none beside Him, yet He is not ‘Saviour’ to all – why? Because there are so many who continue to ‘act falsely’ and reject the need to cling to יהוה, fear Him and walk in His ways and guard His Torah.

Therefore, it is clear that, to those who call upon His Name, and turn away from falsehood and lies and repent of lawlessness and sin, and walk in the Truth, יהוה becomes their Saviour/Deliverer.

In other words, He becomes to those who turn back to Him, the ‘Causer of deliverance’!

Hear what I am saying here! Yeshayahu/Isaiah 63:8 is clearly revealing to us the fact that יהוה became the מוֹשִׁיעַmoshiya (Saviour - σωτηρία sōtēria – Strong’s G4991); and in Iḇ’rim/Hebrews we are clearly told that יהושע has become the σωτηρία sōtēria (Saviour – מוֹשִׁיעַmoshiya)!!!

What I am putting before you here, is simply this: יהוה is our Messiah!!!

For more on this clear declaration of the Good News, please see the article: יהוה OUR SAVIOUR; יהוה OUR MESSIAH which can be found on our site (http://atfotc.com) under the articles menu, or by simply clicking on the following link:

http://atfotc.com/index.php/2012-04-19-08-30-28/view/512-yhwh-our-saviour

Let’s get back to Romiyim/Romans 10

In verse 16 Sha’ul quotes from Yeshayahu/Isaiah 53:1, yet he does not quote the whole verse, for he is clearly presenting the issue at hand, which is that many are not believing the Truth of who the Messiah is!

Yeshayahu/Isaiah 53:1 “Who has believed our report? And to whom was the arm of יהוה revealed?

In challenging those who claimed to be believers, Sha’ul quotes half of this verse, knowing that most would know the rest or be reminded to go and recall what is written in Yeshayahu as the report that was not being believed was that the arm of יהוה had been revealed – for יהושע Messiah is the Causer of Salvation and many have not believed nor have they obeyed the Good News!!!

What is the Good News?

The Greek word that is translated as ‘Good News’ is εὐαγγέλιον euaggelion – Strong’s G2098 which is a noun that comes from the verb εὐαγγελίζω euaggelizō – Strong’s G2097 which means, to announce or bring good news, preach the good news.

For the purposes of this message I will highlight a number of verses which bring to light what the Good News is, or rather who the Good News is about and in doing so, make it abundantly clear how important it is for us, as proclaimers of the Good News, to be making sure that we make our bold declaration of the Good News accompanied with complete obedience to the Torah of Elohim! I want to highlight 6 verses from the Book of Acts, which clarifies what the Good News is:

Ma’asei/Acts 5:42 “And daily in the Set-apart Place, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and bringing the Good News: יהושע the Messiah!

Ma’asei/Acts 8:35 “And Philip opening his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, brought to him the Good News: יהושע!

Ma’asei/Acts 10:36 “He sent the word to the children of Yisra’ěl, bringing the Good News: peace through יהושע Messiah! He is Master of all.

Ma’asei/Acts 11:20 “But some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, bringing the Good News: the Master יהושע!

Ma’asei/Acts 15:35 “And Sha’ul and Barnaḇa continued in Antioch, teaching and bringing, with many others also, the Good News: the Word of יהוה!

Ma’asei/Acts 17:18 “And some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him. And some were saying, “What does this babbler wish to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange mighty ones” – because to them he brought the Good News: יהושע and the resurrection!

 

From the verses mentioned above, it is abundantly clear that יהושע Messiah is The Good News! But what about יהושע Messiah makes Him the Good News? Well, that He is the causer of salvation – that is to say – that יהושע is יהוה our Saviour! This message of Good News is what many disobeyed – as they did not believe the report that the arm of יהוה had now been revealed!

The Hebrew word that is translated as ‘believed’ in Yeshayahu/Isaiah 53:1 comes from the primitive root verb - אָמַן aman – Strong’s H539 which means, confirm, support, establish, faithful, believe’. In Berěshith/Genesis 15:6 we are told that Aḇraham believed and it was reckoned to him as righteousness, of which Sha’ul writes about in:

 

Galatiyim/Galatians 3:6-9 “Even so Aḇraham “did believe Elohim, and it was reckoned unto him as righteousness.” 7 Know, then, that those who are of belief are sons of Aḇraham. 8 And the Scripture, having foreseen that Elohim would declare right the nations by belief, announced the Good News to Aḇraham beforehand, saying, “All the nations shall be blessed in you,” 9 so that those who are of belief are blessed with Aḇraham, the believer.

In Berěshith/Genesis 15 we are given the account of the day that יהוה made a Covenant with Aḇraham, promising him that his seed would be as the stars of the heavens, and Aḇraham believed this God News! When יהוה made the Covenant with Aḇraham, Aḇraham prepared the necessary sacrifices as commanded and was then put to sleep. Now, in a typical ancient covenant making process, both parties would have to walk bare foot through the blood of the animals that had been cut in two, which was typically known as ‘the blood path’, and each party would proclaim the conditions of the covenant, while also declaring the blessings and curses of the covenant that was being entered in to.

In this process, they would exchange robes and weapons in order to declare their commitment to a complete provision and protection for each other and if any party broke that covenant then their blood would be spilled, just as the animals that were used in the covenant process were. Here, in the covenant making process between יהוה and Aḇraham, Aḇraham did not walk through ‘the blood path’ – as he was put to sleep and then a pillar of fire came down and passed through the sacrifices.

In effect, what was happening was that יהוה was declaring that day that when the children of Aḇraham break their covenant with the Almighty, that He Himself would come down and walk the blood path and pay the price, shedding His Own Blood, in order to restore the Covenant, which He does not break! That is the Good News!!!

What is worth taking note of is that a word that is derived from the root אָמַן aman – Strong’s H539, is the Hebrew word for ‘truth’, which is אֱמוּנָה emunah – Strong’s H530 which means, firmness, steadfastness, faithfulness, stability, trust, truthful’. We serve a faithful and trustworthy Elohim – and in Him we find true stability, as we stand upon the Rock of Truth! His belief was reckoned to him as righteousness! Abram was a trustworthy and faithful man who guarded the commands of elohim and walked in righteousness, remaining steadfast and firm in the Truth!

When looking at אֱמוּנָה emunah – Strong’s H530 in the ancient pictographic script we are able to learn the clear characteristic of trustworthiness, as it looks like this:

 heynunwawmemaleph

Aleph - אֱ:

The ancient script has this letter as aleph and is pictured as the head of an ox, and represents ‘strength’, meaning ‘muscle’ as the ox is the strongest of the livestock animals. This also carries the meaning of ‘yoke’, as an ox is placed in a yoke in order to plough or pull a heavy load in the right direction. This can also picture for us the ‘red heifer’ sacrifice that יהושע Messiah fulfilled!

 

Mem – מֶ

The ancient script has this letter as mem and is pictured as ‘water’, and also carries the meaning of ‘chaos’ (from the storms of the sea) and can also picture that which is mighty or massive as well as the unknown. We are also able to understand this letter as representing the nations, for the nations are often likened to the seas in Scripture. This also carries for us the picture of washing, as we understand the function of water being that which cleanses us and sustains us, showing us how we are washed and sustained by the Living Waters of the Word!

 

Waw/Vav – וּ:

The ancient script has this letter pictured as waw, which is a ‘peg or tent peg’, which was used for securing or tying the tent or other items. The possibility of it having a Y-shape is to show that it prevents the rope from slipping off. The root meaning of this letter is ‘to add, secure or hook’.

 

Nun – נָ:

The ancient pictographic script has this letter pictured as nun, which pictures asprouting seedand gives the idea of continuation or an offspring or an heir, speaking of that which sprouts forth to be the heir of the promise of continuation, and represents one’s life expectancy.

 

Hey – ה:

The ancient script has this letter pictured as hey, which is a ‘man standing with his arms raised out’. This word can mean behold, look, breath, sigh and reveal or revelation; from the idea of revealing a great sight by pointing it out. It also carries for us the meaning of surrender, as we lift up our hands and submit to יהוה as we lift our hands in praise, declaring His authority under which we humbly submit!

In the understanding of this word אֱמוּנָה emunah – Strong’s H530 representing for us ‘trustworthiness’, we can clearly see from these pictures the following:

THE COMPLETE AND SURE STRENGTH OF OUR MASTER WHO WASHES US AND SECURES FOR US THE PROMISE OF EVERLASTING LIFE, AS WE SUBMIT TO HIM AND PRAISE HIM WITH OUR ALL.

Our ability and strength to remain trustworthy servants comes as we allow The Word of our Master to wash us and secure us in Him, as we walk in total submission to Him, with hands lifted high in continual praise of our Master and Elohim.

Those who are of the belief (belief in the Good News that יהוה has become the Saviour) are blessed with Aḇraham, the believer!!! His Arm has been revealed!

Yeshayahu/Isaiah 53:1-3 “Who has believed our report? And to whom was the arm of יהוה revealed? 2 For He grew up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or splendour that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should desire Him – 3 despised and rejected by men, a man of pains and knowing sickness. And as one from whom the face is hidden, being despised, and we did not consider Him.

Yoḥanan/John 12:37-40But though He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, 38 that the word of Yeshayahu the prophet might be filled, which he spoke, “יהוה, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of יהוה been revealed?” 39  Because of this they were unable to believe, because again Yeshayahu said: 40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they should not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and turn, and I should heal them.

The Arm of יהוה is a key concept and picture in Scripture, which speaks of His mighty strength and power that is manifested in the working of His deliverance for His people. The Hebrew word that is translated as ‘arm’ comes from the root word זְרוֹעַ zeroa – Strong’s H2220, which means, arm, shoulder, strength, powerand this root word is used 16 times in the Book of Yeshayahu/Isaiah and of those 16 times we see that 14 times it is used in 13 different verses, in direct reference to the Arm of יהוה, and we can quickly run through them:

Yeshayahu/Isaiah:

30:30 “And יהוה shall cause His excellent voice to be heard, and show the coming down of His arm, with raging wrath and the flame of a consuming fire, with scattering, downpour and hailstones.

33:2 “O יהוה, show us favour, for we have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, our deliverance also in time of distress.

40:10 “See, the Master יהוה comes with a strong hand, and His arm rules for Him. See, His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.

40:11 “He feeds His flock like a shepherd, He gathers the lambs with His arm, and carries them in His bosom, gently leading those who are with young.

48:14 “All of you, gather yourselves, and hear! Who among them has declared these? יהוה has loved him. Let him do His pleasure on Baḇel, and His arm be on the Chaldeans.

51:5 “My righteousness is near, My deliverance shall go forth, and My arms judge peoples. Coastlands wait upon Me, and for My arm they wait expectantly.

51:9 “Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of יהוה! Awake as in days of old, everlasting generations. Was it not You who cut Rahaḇ apart, and pierced the Crocodile?

52:10 “יהוה shall lay bare His set-apart arm in the eyes of all the nations. And all the ends of the earth shall see the deliverance of our Elohim.

53:1 “Who has believed our report? And to whom was the arm of יהוה revealed?

59:16 “And He saw that there was no man, and was astonished that there was no intercessor. So His own arm saved for Him, and His righteousness upheld him.

62:8 “יהוה has sworn by His right hand and by the arm of His strength, “No more do I give your grain to be food for your enemies, nor do sons of the foreigner drink your new wine, for which you have laboured.

63:5 “And I looked, but there was none helping, and I was astonished that there was none upholding. So My own arm saved for Me, and My wrath upheld Me.

63:12 “who led them by the right hand of Mosheh, with His comely arm, dividing the water before them to make for Himself an everlasting Name.

In these verses, we clearly see the pointing to יהושע Messiah as being the revealed, Set-Apart Arm of יהוה, who will judge the people, and gather the lambs as our Good Shepherd and He is the King for whom we wait!

In Yeshayahu/Isaiah, whose name means ‘Salvation of יהוה’, we find in 13 verses, the clear pointing to what יהוה’s Arm brings about for us and it was a nice picture for me to take note that 13 we know in Hebrew is the numerical value for the Hebrew term ‘eḥaḏ’ which means ‘ONE’, as in: יהוה our Elohim is One; and so it is fitting to see in the book of Yeshayahu/Isaiah, which declares ‘by name’ that salvation is of יהוה, that the salvation and deliverance of יהוה has revealed His Own Arm, by the life, death and resurrection of Messiah! When He comes again – His Arm (Messiah) will be laid bare before the eyes of all the nations and the ends of the earth shall see His deliverance and The Branch will be revealed as He shall be called יהוה צִדְקֵנוּYAHWEH tsiḏ’kenu – YAHWEH our Righteousness!

Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 23:5-6 “See, the days are coming,” declares יהוה, “when I shall raise for Dawiḏ a Branch of righteousness, and a Sovereign shall reign and act wisely, and shall do right-ruling and righteousness in the earth. 6 “In His days Yehuḏah shall be saved, and Yisra’ěl dwell safely. And this is His Name whereby He shall be called: ‘יהוה our Righteousness.’

 

The Hebrew word that is translated as ‘revealed’ in Yeshayahu/Isaiah 53:1 is גָּלָה galah – Strong’s H1540 and means, to uncover, remove, to be uncovered, to reveal oneself.

We know that the esteem of יהוה will be revealed to all flesh:

Yeshayahu/Isaiah 40:5 “And the esteem of יהוה shall be revealed, and all flesh together shall see it. For the mouth of יהוה has spoken.

The Good News of peace – the Good news of the good is the clear report that THE WORD OF יהוה has been revealed!

As I have already said, most today would not argue the fact that יהושע Messiah is THE WORD OF יהוה, yet some will quickly reject that clear revelation that THE WORD OF יהוה is the physical revelation and appearance of יהוה in human flesh! This is clearly the Good News that is to be proclaimed and Sha’ul warns against another good news being brought:

Galatiyim/Galatians 1:6-9 “I marvel that you are so readily turning away from Him who called you in the favour of Messiah, to a different ‘Good News,’ 7 which is not another, only there are some who are troubling you and wishing to pervert the Good News of Messiah. 8 However, even if we, or a messenger out of heaven, bring a ‘Good News’ to you beside what we announced to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, and now I say again, if anyone brings a ‘Good News’ to you beside what you have received, let him be accursed.

Hear what Sha’ul is saying here: if anyone brings a different Good News let him be accursed! Anyone who does not confess and acknowledge the revelation of יהושע Messiah – The Good NewsTHE WORD OF יהוה – let him be accursed! There are many today who may declare that יהושע Messiah is THE WORD OF יהוה yet they somehow fail to recognise that by saying this they are declaring that He is יהוה is His revealed form to man!

Many have gone out and presented a different good news, denying that יהושע is Master and Elohim – that is to say that יהושע is יהוה our Saviour!

Qorintiyim Bět/2 Corinthians 11:4For, indeed, if he who is coming proclaims another יהושע, whom we have not proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different Good News which you have not accepted, you put up with it well enough!

Sha’ul was rebuking them for putting up with a different Good News, and so many are doing the same today as they deny that יהושע is Master and Elohim. It is only by the Spirit that one is able to confess that יהושע is Master:

Qorintiyim Aleph/1 Corinthians 12:3 “Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of Elohim says יהושע is a curse, and no one is able to say that יהושע is Master except by the Set-apart Spirit. 

What Sha’ul was making very clear here is that no one is able to say that יהושע is Master, except by the Set-Apart Spirit! In other words, if you cannot say that יהושע is Master then what spirit is in you and causing you to not be able to say it? The Aramaic English New Testament gives us some insight that confirms what I am presenting in this article as this verse 3 reads as follows:

Qorintiyim Aleph/1 Corinthians 12:3 “I therefore explain to you, that there is no man that speaks by the Spirit of Elohim, who says that יהושע is accursed, neither can a man say that Master יהוה is יהושע, except by the Ruach haKodesh.”

This is clearly a simple yet very powerful statement indeed, and very beautiful as well. This is perhaps the most powerful statement of belief that we can find in all of Sha’ul’s letters. A declaration of such magnitude as this most certainly demands the proper study and seeking out of the original Hebrew and Aramaic texts in order to fully comprehend the fullness of such a bold statement and revelation, that can only come by the Set-Apart Spirit!

In the Aramaic New testament with Hebrew letters we see this verse as:

מטל הנא מודע אנא לכון דלית אנש דברוחא דאלהא ממלל ואמר דחרם הו ישוע ואפלא אנש משכח למאמר דמריא הו ישוע אלא אן ברוחא דקודשא܂ 

I have highlighted the phrase that stands out for us in the Aramaic, rendering that Master יהוה is יהושע.

דמריא הו ישוע אלא –which is transliterated as: demaryah hu Yeshua elah; and what this is literally telling us, from the Aramaic text that has been written in Hebrew letters, is that “Master יהוה is יהושע Elohim” – and no one can say this except by the Set-Apart Spirit!!!

The Aramaic term that is used for יהוה is ‘MarYah’, rendering for us “Master יהוה”.  דמריא – ‘deMarYah’ is literally ‘The Master Yah’, and in the Aramaic text of the Tanak (O.T.) we find that ‘MarYah’ is used everywhere the Name of  יהוה is written in the Hebrew!

Another example in the Renewed Writings is seen in:

Pilipiyim/Philippians 2:10-11 “that at the Name of יהושע every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and every tongue should confess that יהושע Messiah is Master, to the esteem of Elohim the Father.

Textus Receptus Greek New Testament with Strong’s Numbers: Pilipiyim/Philippians 2:11

καιG2532 CONJ  πασαG3956 A-NSF  γλωσσαG1100 N-NSF  εξομολογησηταιG1843 V-AMS-3S  οτιG3754 CONJ  κυριοςG2962 N-NSM  ιησουςG2424 N-NSM  χριστοςG5547 N-NSM  ειςG1519 PREP  δοξανG1391 N-ASF  θεουG2316 N-GSM  πατροςG3962 N-GSM

The Greek word used here for Master is κύριος kurios – Strong’s G2962, clearly showing us in the Greek text that the Messiah is Master, and this every tongue will confess!!!

In the Aramaic New testament with Hebrew letters we see this verse from Pilipiyim/Philippians 2:11 as:

וכל לשן נודא דמריא הו ישוע משיחא לשובחא דאלהא אבוהי

Here, we again see this phrase: דמריא הו ישוע‘deMarYah hu Yeshua’, rendering for us the clear message what every tongue will confess, and that is that “The Master יהוה is יהושע”!!!

 

What is made very clear when looking at either the Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek texts is that there is One Master and Elohim, and this confession of who one’s Master and Elohim is, is of utmost importance and vital for the True Bride to stand up and declare who Her Master is! We must also remember that the Greeks used κύριος kurios in their translation of the Hebrew text for both the term Master as well as the proper Name of יהוה, which confirms the rendering of these two examples I have listed, that even in the Greek we can see that the understanding is clear by rendering to us that יהושע is יהוה our Saviour, Master and Elohim!

Sha’ul tells us in Romans 10 that not all have obeyed the Good News and quotes Yeshayahu to make his point and then in verse 17 he tells us that belief comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Elohim! In other words, the Word of Elohim proclaims the Good News – that יהוה is the causer of Salvation! He is not only the causer of all that exists, He is the Saviour of all who call upon His Name! The Torah, the Prophets and Tehillim (Psalms) speak of Messiah. After His resurrection, Yahushua Messiah said this to His taught ones, when He appeared to them and they doubted that it was He:

Luqas/Luke 24:44 “And He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all have to be filled that were written in the Torah of Mosheh and the Prophets and the Tehillim concerning Me.

The Word of Elohim declares who יהוה is, and many have not believed the report as they have rather held fast to false reports that have denied who יהושע is! Those who do not turn to the Master remain veiled in unbelief:

Qorintiyim Bět/2 Corinthians 4:3-4And indeed, if our Good News has been veiled, it has been veiled in those who are perishing, 4 in whom the mighty one of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, so that the enlightening of the Good News of the esteem of Messiah, who is the likeness of Elohim, does not shine on them.

We proclaim the Good News of the Good: That the esteem of יהוה has been revealed to us in the face of יהושע Messiah:

Qorintiyim Bět/2 Corinthians 4:5-6For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Messiah יהושע the Master, and ourselves your servants for the sake of יהושע6 For Elohim, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts for the enlightening of the knowledge of the esteem of Elohim in the face of יהושע Messiah.

When one turns to the Master the veil of unbelief is taken away!

Qorintiyim Bět/2 Corinthians 4:12-16Having then such expectation, we use much boldness of speech, 13 and not like Mosheh, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Yisra’ěl should not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were hardened, for to this day, when the old covenant is being read, that same veil remains, not lifted, because in Messiah it is taken away. 15 But to this day, when Mosheh is being read, a veil lies on their heart. 16 And when one turns to the Master, the veil is taken away.

 

Kěpha warns us that those who do not obey the Good News await a severe judgment!

Kěpha Aleph/1 Peter 4:17-18Because it is time for judgment to begin from the House of Elohim. And if firstly from us, what is the end of those who do not obey the Good News of Elohim? 18 And if the righteous one is scarcely saved, where shall the wicked and the sinner appear?

 

In Romiyim/Romans 10:21 Sha’ul quotes Yeshayahu/Isaiah 65:2 in order to highlight how hard hearted and disobedient are those who refuse to hear and acknowledged the Good News by denying that יהושע is יהוה our Saviour, Master and Elohim! The Good News has been revealed and many are continuing to disobey this through ears that have been shut by falsehood and vain traditions, despite the loud proclamation that His Word declares!

Who has believed our report? To whom has the arm of יהוה been revealed? This same question is being asked today, just as it was at the time of Sha’ul’s letter to the Romans! Believe it or not! Belief comes by hearing the Word of Elohim, yet many have shut their ears to the Truth in order to set aside the need for them to obey as instructed, yet what they do not realise is that a fierce judgment is coming upon the sons of disobedience!

As true and faithful ambassadors and proclaimers of the Good News of the Kingdom, we are to have our feet prepared with the Good News of peace:

Eph’siyim/Ephesians 6:15 “and having fitted your feet with the preparation of the Good News of peace

This, ‘having feet fitted with the preparation of the Good News’, is a part of being properly dressed in the armour of Elohim, clothed in righteousness as we guard to do all that He has commanded us and always ready to give a reason for the hope we have in our Master, Elohim and Saviour

How ready are your feet? How sure footed are you in the Good News? Are your feet firmly stationed upon the Rock of our Deliverance? There is only One Rock! On what Rock do you stand?

Shemuʼěl Aleph/1 Samuel 2:2There is no one set-apart like יהוה, for there is no one besides You, and there is no rock like our Elohim.

Yeshayahu/Isaiah 44:6-8 “Thus said יהוה, Sovereign of Yisra’ěl, and his Redeemer, יהוה of hosts, ‘I am the First and I am the Last, besides Me there is no Elohim. 7 And who is like Me? Let him call and declare it, and lay it before Me, since I appointed the everlasting people. And the events that are coming and those that do come, let them declare these to them. 8 Do not fear, nor be afraid. Have I not since made you hear, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there an Eloah besides Me? There is no other Rock, I know not one.’” 

The Mighty Arm of יהוה has been revealed!!!

WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?

In closing, I would like to present the Name that saves:

The Name of יהוה is derived from the root word הָיָה hayah – Strong’s H1961 which means, to be, to become, to be in existence, and when Elohim spoke to Mosheh He said, “I AM that which I AM”, and told Him to tell the Yisra’ĕlites that the I AM had sent him. (Shemoth/Exodus 3:14)

I AM THAT WHICH I AM – in Hebrew is – אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶהeyeh asher eyeh – The word ‘eyeh’ comes from the root word הָיָה hayah – Strong’s H1961; and the word אֲשֶׁר asher – Strong’s H834 is a primitive pronoun that means, who, which, that, that which and is a marker of a relative reference to an entity, event, or state. The first ‘eyeh’ is written as a proper noun, singular, masculine, while the second ‘eyeh’ is written in the qal active verb tense and in essence we see Elohim making it clear here to Mosheh that “The One who exists is the One who causes to exist, or gives existence” or “The All existing One is the One who gives existence

Literally speaking it can render, “I AM the One who causes to be”, or “I AM the One who brings into being”, as well as “I AM the life-giver, the giver of all existence”, and “I AM the ever living self-consistent and unchangeable One”.

This however is not The Name of Elohim, but was rather an explanation that would lead up to the revelation of His Name, which is clearly declared as: יהוה – Strong’s H3068 which is derived from the root word הָיָה hayah – Strong’s H1961.

When we say the Name of יהוה we are proclaiming that it is the ‘I AM’ who gives existence and that He is the One who causes me to be! יהוה is our Creator and He has formed us!

The Name of יהוה – Strong’s H3068 is pictured in the ancient script as follows:

heywawheyyad 

Yod – י

In the Ancient Script, this is the letter ‘yad or yod’ which is pictured as - yad - which is the picture of an arm and hand and carries the meaning of ‘work, make, throw’ from the primary functions of the arm and hand and also represents worship or giving thanks in the extending of hands as a gesture of this. This also reveals to us a stretched-out arm and hand.

Hey - ה

The ancient script has this letter as hey and is pictured as a man standing with his arms raised up and out as if pointing to something, and in essence carries the meaning of ‘behold’ as in when looking at something very great. It can also have the meaning to ‘breath’ or ‘sigh’ as when looking at a great sight and having your breath taken away so to speak! It also has the meaning of revelation or to reveal something by pointing it out.

Waw - ו

The ancient pictographic form of this letter is waw, which is a peg or ‘tent peg’ or nail, which was used for securing or tying the tent or other items. The possibility of it having a Y-shape is to show that it prevents the rope from slipping off. The root meaning of this letter is ‘to add, secure or hook’.

 

In the pictographic representation of the Name of Elohim we are able to clearly see how He, the All Existing One, revealed Himself to His Creation through His Outstretched Arm and Hand. The two pictures of the man and the peg in between them also gives us insight as to how He would come and reveal Himself in the form of a man and secure the Covenants of promise, and in this we are able to see the two comings of Messiah.

BEHOLD THE OUTSTRETCHED ARM OF THE ALL EXISTING ONE SHALL COME AND SECURE HIS COVENANT AND REDEEM US IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH HIS HOUSE FOR WHICH HE IS COMING AGAIN!

 

The correct grammatical way to pronounce the Name of יהוה is ‘YAHWEH’. For more on this please see the article I wrote called, “Grammatical study from Scripture on confirming the pronunciation of the Name of יהוה” which can be found under the articles menu on our site (http://atfotc.com) or by simply clicking on the following link:

http://atfotc.com/index.php/2012-04-19-08-30-28/view/678-grammatical-study-from-scripture-on-confirming-the-pronunciation-of-the-name-of

 

The Name יהושע (Yahushua) comes from two words: The Name of יהוה – Strong’s H3068 and the root verb יָשַׁע yasha – Strong’s H3467 meaning, ‘to deliver, save, salvation’.

 

The Mighty Arm of יהוה has been revealed!!!

WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?

יהוה bless you and guard you; יהוה make His face shine upon you and show favour to you; יהוה lift up His face to you and give you Shalom!!!