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The Central Event of Creation and Time


Crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ, Y'shua HaMashiach, Who was resurrected by God, the Father, after three days and nights in the tomb. He ascended into heaven and promised He would return in that "Day of the Lord" when He will fulfill His covenant with Abraham and elevate Israel to the the nation that is the Light to all nations!

(Painting by Matthias Grünewald- circa 1503-25)

Isaiah 52: 13-15

The Servant’s Suffering and Exaltation

Look, my Servant shall achieve success; He shall be exalted, and He shall be lifted up, and He shall be very high. Just as many were appalled at you— such was His appearance beyond human disfigurement, and His form beyond the sons of mankind— so He shall sprinkle many nations; because of Him, kings shall shut their mouths. For they shall see what has not been told them, and they shall consider with full attention what they have not heard.

Isaiah 53

Who has believed our message, and to whom has the Arm of Yahweh been revealed? For He went up like a shoot before Him, and like a root from dry ground. He had no form and no majesty that we should see Him, and no appearance that we should take pleasure in Him. He was despised and rejected by men, a Man of suffering, and acquainted with sickness, and like one from whom others hide their faces, He was despised, and we did not hold Him in high regard.

However, He was the One who lifted up our sicknesses, and He carried our pain, yet we ourselves assumed Him stricken, struck down by God and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we were healed. All of us have wandered about like sheep; we each have turned to his own way; and Yahweh let fall on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open his mouth; He was brought like a lamb to the slaughter, and like a sheep is dumb before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth. He was taken by restraint of justice, and who concerned himself with His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; He received a blow because of the transgression of my people. He made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death, although He had done no violence, and there was no deceit in His mouth. Yet Yahweh was pleased to crush Him; He made Him sick. If she places his life a guilt offering, he will see offspring. He will prolong days, and the will of Yahweh will succeed in His hand. From the trouble of His life He will see; He will be satisfied. In His knowledge, the righteous one, My servant, shall declare many righteous, and He is the one who will bear their iniquities. Therefore, I will divide to Him a portion among the many, and with the strong ones He will divide bounty, because He poured his life out to death and was counted with the transgressors; and He was the one who bore the sin of many and will intercede for the transgressors.

Psalms 22

My God, my God why have you forsaken me? Why are you far from helping me, far from the words of my groaning? O my God, I call by day and you do not answer, and by night but I have no rest. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. Our ancestors trusted you; they trusted and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; they trusted you and were not ashamed. But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by humankind and despised by people. All who see me mock me. They open wide their lips; they shake the head, saying: “He trusts Yahweh. Let him rescue him. Let him deliver him because he delights in him.” Yet you took me from the belly; you made me trust while on my mother’s breasts. On you I was cast from the womb. From my mother’s belly you have been my God. Do not be far from me because trouble is near; because there is no helper. Many bulls have encircled me; mighty bulls of Bashan have surrounded me. They open their mouth against me like a lion tearing and roaring. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax; it is melted within me. My strength is dry like a potsherd, and my tongue is sticking to my jaws; and you have placed me in the dust of death. Because dogs have surrounded me; a gang of evildoers has encircled me. Like the lion they are at my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones; they gaze, they look at me. They divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. But you, O Yahweh, do not remain distant. O my help, hasten to help me. Rescue my life from the sword, my only life from the power of the dogs. Save me from the mouth of the lion, and from the horns of the wild oxen answer me. I will tell your name to my brothers; inside the assembly I will praise you. You who revere Yahweh, praise him! Glorify him, all you seed of Jacob, and be in awe of him, all you seed of Israel, because he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and has not hid his face from him; but he listened to him when he cried for help. From you is my praise. In the great assembly, I will pay my vows before those who revere him. The afflicted will eat and will be satisfied. Those who seek him will praise Yahweh. May your heart live forever. All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to Yahweh. All the families of the nations will worship before you. Because the kingship belongs to Yahweh, and he rules over the nations. All the healthy ones of the earth will eat and worship. Before him all of those descending into the dust will kneel, even he who cannot keep his soul alive. Descendants will serve him. Regarding the Lord, it will be told to the next generation. They will come and tell his saving deeds to a people yet to be born, that he has done it.

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM!”

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