The Messiah - His Life

The Life of The Messiah, YAHUSHUA, is of vital importance to anyone who reads Scripture. He is the central focus of virtually every aspect of it. Some of that focus is perhaps a bit obscure at points, yet the more one reads it the more you discover how deeply interwoven into the text the themes related to The Messiah really are.

As The Promised Messiah of The Old Covenant there is much we can learn from His life and ministry upon this earth - recorded in The New Covenant. There we find the details of His earthly life and ministry. There are five parts to this study. The links to them are found in the sidebar under The Messiah - Key Events. Please be sure to read them all. Learn what powerful significance they have for your life today, even though it's been over 2000 years since He was here. There is one event still coming that you will definitely want to know more about.

The Scriptures listed below refer to some of the more important details revealed about the life and teachings of YAHUSHUA, (Jesus). Needless to say, this is not an all-inclusive list. This list is intended to provide an of overview of some of the highlights of who He really is and what His life on earth was all about.

As we begin one of the first things we need to address is the issue of His Name. Most people don't stop long enough to seriously consider the reality that He was a Hebrew child. He was not Greek, or Roman - or American, for that matter. He was a Hebrew  child. As such He was given a Hebrew name. He was not given a Greek name (Jesus is a Greek name, Iesous.

In Hebrew His name is YAHUSHUA. It's virtually identical to Yehoshua in The Old Covenant, which is translated into English as Joshua. This name means YAH (or YAHWEH) saves, or is salvation. His name, as most names in Scripture, expresses His very essence - The Savior. While He is known and referred to by many different titles (Jesus, Yeshua, Yahshua, Jesus Christ, Christ Jesus, The Messiah, ha Mashiach, Son of God, Son of Man, etc.) His proper personal name is YAHUSHUA. If we're going to worship, serve, and praise "His name" it's vitally important that we know what it actually is. Otherwise we're not abiding by The Word of YAHWEH.

While we're on this subject, let's correct another common misunderstanding. Many use the term "Jesus Christ", or "Christ Jesus", because that's what they see in their English Bible translations. However, this is not correct.  

Christ is a title. It's not His name. In fact, it's not even the most appropriate title in Greek. That would be Messias. "The Christ" should, realistically, be replaced with the more proper reference, The Messiah. The reality is, "Christ" is also a perversion of the Hebrew concept. (See Titles of The Messiah) One's name is separate from one's title(s).

Please take the time to review the passages presented below in their original context. Look up the verses in Scripture and read the surrounding verses in order to gain the full benefit of the meaning of these passages. The context in which they occur is very important when seeking to fully understand their meaning and usage. It’s a bit impractical to include them here.

YAHUSHUA Pre-Existed with YAHWEH

John 1.1-4:  In the beginning was The Word,
and the Word was with YAHWEH
and The Word was
2 He was in the beginning with YAHWEH.
3 All things were created through Him
and apart from Him was not one
thing created
that was created.

 4 In Him life was existing. 
And the life was existing
as The Light of human beings.

John 8.58 YAHUSHUA said to them,
"Most assuredly I say unto you,
efore Abraham was, I AM."

The term, "I AM" comes from an Old Covenant Hebrew word and concept. It can only be truly understood from this perspective.  Strong's Exhaustive Concordance tells us the following:

Note: When considering Strong's definitions is't important to recognize that everything that follows the (:--) is a word that was used in the King James Version of The Bible. It is NOT part of the definition.

hÎyDh  hayah, haw-yaw; a primitive root (compare 1933); to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary):
 —beacon, x altogether, be(-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, x have, last, pertain, quit (one-)self, require, x use.

Thus, YAHUSHUA was actually stating that before Abraham existed, He existed.

John 17.5:  And now You, Father, honor Me beside Yourself
with the magnificence 
which I had with You
before this world existed.

John 17.24-25:  Father, I desire that they also
whom You have given to Me
may be with Me wherever I am 
in order that they may behold My honor
which You have given to Me because You loved Me
before the foundation of the world

The world has not known You!
But I have known You!
And these have known that You have sent Me.

Colossians 1.17:  And He is above (or before, prior to) everything.
And by Him everything is held together.

Revelation 22.13:  I am The Aleph and The Tau,
The Beginning and The End,
The First and The Last.

Prophecies Concerning His Coming

Genesis 3.15:  And I establish hostility between you and the woman 
and between your seed and her seed. 
He Himself will bruise your head. 
And you yourself will bruise His heel.”

    (reference is to the "seed" of woman, and it is singular, not plural)

Genesis 49.10:   The rod will not be turned aside from Yahudah
nor a lawgiver
turned aside from between his feet, 
until Shiloh comes and the people are submissive to Him.

It's well accepted that this is a powerful prophecy of The Messiah. The symbols are many and most significant. The rod is the shepherd's staff, the means of control, and symbolizes rule and authority. It will not be turned aside, or separated, from Yahudah. Neither will a lawgiver, a scribe, be turned aside from between his feet, a euphemism for his loins, until Shiloh comes.
Shiloh is extremely important. It means peace, tranquility, security. It also is understood to mean he whose right it is. The source of this later part is uncertain. But it is understood to be a title of The Messiah. All of this points to the Messiah coming from the loins of Yahudah to rule legally over the children of Yisra'el, and their acceptance of His rule by means of their obedience to Him.

Deuteronomy 18.15:  A prophet from your midst from among your kindred
like myself 
YAHWEH, your Elohim, will raise up for you. 
To him you are to listen attentively,

Psalms 2.1-7 Why have the nations raged
why do the peoples ponder worthlessness?
Psa. 2:2   The kings of the earth 
have stationed themselves
and the rulers have taken counsel together
and against His Messiah saying,
 3 “We will tear off
their bonds themselves את!
And we will cast off their ropes from upon us!”

Psa. 2:4   The One sitting in The Heavens laughs!
YAHWEH mocks at them!

Psa. 2:5   Then He speaks to them in His anger,
and in His fierce rage He terrifies them saying,
 6 “Even I Myself have anointed My King over Tzion,
My set apart mountain!
7 I declare to you the decree YAHWEH has said to Me,
You Yourself את are My Son!
Today I have given birth to You

Psalms 45.2 (H45:3): “You are more beautiful
than the children of human beings.
Favor has been poured on your lips.
For this reason The Elohim has blessed you to eternity.

Psalms 69.6-21:  6  (H69:7) Let not those who are waiting for You,
My Sovereign,
YAHWEH of Assemblies,
be put to shame on account of me!
Let not those who are seeking You
be disgraced on account of me, Elohim of Yisra’el!

Psa. 69:7    (H69:8) Indeed, concerning You
I have borne reproach!
Humiliation has covered my face!
 8  (H69:9) I have been a stranger to my kindred,
and a foreigner to the children of my mother.

Psa. 69:9    (H69:10) Indeed, zeal for Your House
has consumed me.
And the reproaches of those reproaching You
have fallen on me.
10  (H69:11) And my life has wept with fasting.
But it has been as a reproach to me.
11  (H69:12) And I put on sackcloth as my clothing.
I was as a proverb to them.
12  (H69:13) Those sitting in the gate
converse about me.
And I am a song of drinking drunkards.

Psa. 69:13  (H69:14) But I myself,
my prayer is to You, YAHWEH.
At an acceptable time, Elohim.
in the abundance of Your kindness,
answer me according to the faithfulness
of Your deliverance!
 14  (H69:15) Cause me to be delivered
from the mire!
And do not let me sink!
Cause me to be delivered from those hating me,
even from the deep waters!
 15  (H69:16) Let not the water currents
overwhelm me,
nor allow the deep to swallow me up!
And do not let the pit shut its mouth above me!

Psa. 69:16    (H69:17) Answer me, YAHWEH!
Indeed, Your kindness is good!
According to the abundance of Your compassions
turn toward me!
17  (H69:18) And do not cause Your face
to be hidden from Your servant! 

Indeed, I am in distress!
Answer me swiftly!
18  (H69:19) Draw near to my life!
Redeem it as a kinsman redeemer
on account of of my enemies.

Psa. 69:19 (H69:20) You Yourself את know my reproach,
and my shame, and my disgrace!
In front of You are all My oppressors.
 20  (H69:21) Reproach has broken my heart
and I am distressed.
And I have looked for one sympathizing,
but there was none,
and for comforters,
but I found none.

Psa. 69:21  (H69:22) And they gave me gall as my food.
And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Psalms 110.1-4:  - An Utterance of YAHWEH to my Sovereign. -
“Sit at My right hand,
until I place Your adversaries
as a footstool for Your feet!”

Psa. 110:2   The rod of your strength
YAHWEH will send forth from Tzion.
Have dominion in the midst of Your adversaries!

Psa. 110:3   Your people will offer willingly
in the day of Your strength
amid the splendors of set apartness! 

From the womb of your dawn,
the dew of Your youth,
 4 YAHWEH has sworn and He will not relent!
You yourself את are a priest to eternity
concerning the manner of Melchizedek!”

Psalms 118.22-26:  The stone those building have rejected
exists as the chief cornerstone.

 23 From
YAHWEH Himself את
this has existed!
This itself is an extraordinary act in our eyes!

Psa. 118:24   This is the day YAHWEH has made!
We will rejoice and be glad in it!

Psa. 118:25   I beg You, YAHWEH!
Deliver now!
I beg You, YAHWEH!
Cause prosperity now!

Psa. 118:26   Blessed is the one coming
in the Name of YAHWEH!
We will bless you more
than The House of YAHWEH!

Psalms 132.11 YAHWEH has sworn to David with faithfulness!
He will not turn back from it!
“From the fruit of your body 
I will set
one on your throne!

Isaiah 2.1-3he word that Yeshayah, the son of Amotz,
contemplated concerning Yahudah and Yerushalaim:
 2 And it will exist in the last days.
The mountain of The House of
YAHWEH will be established
at the top of the mountains.
And it will be exalted above the hills.
And all the nations will flow to it.
 3 And many peoples will come.
And they will say,
“Come! And we will go up to the mountain of
to The House of The Elohim of Ya’akob.
And He will teach to us from His ways.
And we will walk in His paths. 

Indeed, from Tzion will go forth the Instruction,
and The Word of YAHWEH from Yerushalaim.”  

Isaiah 7.14-16 On account of this YAHWEH Himself
will give a sign to you.
A virgin will conceive and give birth to a son.
And she will call
His name itself את Immanu’el.
 15 He will eat curds and honey
for the sake of his knowing to refuse concerning the bad
and choose concerning the good.

Is. 7:16   Indeed, before the young man knows
to refuse concerning the bad
and to choose concerning the good
the soil will be abandoned
which you yourselves את harvest
from before the faces of both her kings.

Isaiah 9.2:  The people who were walking in darkness
have seen a great light:
 they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death,
upon them has the light shone.

Isaiah 9.6-7 (H9:5) When a child is born to us,
a son is given to us,
then the dominion will be on His shoulder.
And His designation will be called
Wonder, Counselor, Mighty El,
My Father for Eternity, Leader of Shalom.

Is. 9:7    (H9:6) To the increase of His dominion and shalom
there is no end.
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom
He Himself את will be established.
And He will sustain it with judgment and with justice
from now even until eternity. 

The zeal of YAHWEH of Assemblies will do this.

Isaiah 11.1-5:  And a twig will come forth from the trunk of Yishai.
And a sprout from his roots will bear fruit.

2 The Divine Nature of
YAHWEH will rest upon Him,
The Divine Nature of wisdom and understanding,
The Divine Nature of advice and power,
The Divine Nature of knowledge
and of the reverence of
3 And He will cause Him to breathe
in the reverence of
And He will not judge by the sight of His eyes.
And He will not decide by the hearing of His ears.
 4 And He will judge the weak with justice.
And He will decide with equity
for the oppressed of the land. 

And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth.
And with the breath of His lips He will put to death
the morally wrong.
 5 And justice will be the band of His waist.
And trustworthiness the band of His loins.

Isaiah 11.10: And in that day there will be a root of Yishai (Jesse)
which is standing as a banner of the peoples.
To Him the nations will inquire.
And His rest will be glorious.

Isaiah 25.7-10 And He will remove on this mountain
the face of the veil which covers all people,
the veil which is over all the peoples.

 8 He will remove death permanently!
And my Sovereign,
will wipe away tears from upon all faces!
And He will take away the disgrace of His people
from upon all the earth!
YAHWEH has spoken!
Is. 25:9   And it will be said in that day,
“Behold! This is our Elohim!
We have waited for Him!

And He has delivered us!
This is
We have waited for Him!
We will rejoice and be glad with His deliverance!”

Is. 25:10   Indeed, the hand of YAHWEH
will rest upon this mountain!

Isaiah 28.16:  For this reason thus said my Sovereign YAHWEH,
“Behold! I have established in Tzion a stone,
a tested stone,
a valuable corner
an established foundation.
The one trusting will not act hastily.

Isaiah 42.1-4:  Behold My Servant!
My support is in Him, My Chosen One!

He has delighted My life!
I have put My Divine Nature within Him.
He will bring forth judgment for the nations.

Is. 42:2   He does not cry out.
And He does not lift up His voice,
nor cause His voice to be heard in the street.

Is. 42:3   A damaged reed He will not break.
And a smoking wick He will not extinguish.

For the sake of truth He will bring forth judgment.

Is. 42:4   He will not be weakened or broken
until He has established judgment on the earth.
Even the coastlands are waiting for His Instruction.”

Isaiah 52.13-15:  Behold! My servant will act wisely.
He will be exalted.
And He will be lifted up!
And He will be exceedingly lofty!

Is. 52:14   According to what astonished many concerning You,
according to this was his appearance disfigured
from that of a man
and His shape from the children of human beings.

Is. 52:15   According to this He will cause to be sprinkled
many nations.

Isaiah 53:1-12: Who has been caused to believe
on account of what we have heard?
And against whom has the arm of
been stripped bare?

Is. 53:2   And He was raised up like a suckling before His face
and like a root from parched ground.
He has no appearance and no magnificence
that we might look at Him,
nor attractiveness that we might desire Him,

 3 being despised and rejected by men,
a man of anguish and knowing disease,
and like one hiding the face from us,
being despised.
And we did not regard Him.

Is. 53:4   Assuredly our diseases He has lifted up
and our anguish He has carried!

And we regarded Him being struck,
being beaten by The Elohim and being afflicted.

Is. 53:5   But He was pierced on account of our rebellions.
He was bruised on account of our perversions.
The chastisement of our well being was upon Him.
And by His welts we have been healed.

Is. 53:6   All of us like sheep have wandered away.
Each one has turned to his own way.
And YAHWEH has caused to fall upon Him
the perversion of all of us.

Is. 53:7   He was oppressed and He was afflicted.
And He did not open His mouth.
Like a lamb He was brought to the slaughter,
even like a ewe before the face of her shearers,
He was silent.
And He did not open His mouth.

Is. 53:8   From prison and from judgment He was taken.
And of His generation itself את,
who considered it? 

Indeed, He was separated from the land of the living
on account of the rebellion of My people.
The wound was for them.

Is. 53:9   And He was given His burying place
with the morally wrong themselves את,
and with the rich themselves את at His death
although He had done no violence,
and no deceit was in His mouth.

Is. 53:10   But YAHWEH was inclined to bruise Him.
He caused Him to become weak
when He established His life as the offense offering.

He will see His seed.
His days will be prolonged.
And the desires of YAHWEH will prosper in His hand.

Is. 53:11   Out of the travail of His life He will look.
He will be satisfied with His knowledge.
He will justify the just servant for the sake of many.
And their perversions He will bear.

Is. 53:12   For this reason I will apportion to Him among the great.
And He will divide the spoil with the mighty themselves את,
in place of which He exposed His life for the sake of death. 

And He was counted with those rebelling themselves את.
And He has lifted up the offense of many.
And He for the sake of those rebelling He has intervened.

Isaiah 59.16: And He saw that there was no man.
And He was appalled because there was no intercessor. 

Then His arm caused deliverance for Him
and His justice sustained Him.

Isaiah 62.11:  Behold! YAHWEH has caused it to be heard
to the end of the earth!
Say to the daughter of Tzion,
 'Behold! Your deliverance is coming!

Behold! His compensation is with He Himself את
and His works are before His face!’

Jeremiah 23.5:  “Behold! The days are coming.”
- An Utterance of
And I will establish for the sake of David a Just Branch!
And a king will reign.
And He will act wisely.
And He will do right judgment
and justice on earth.

Micah 5.2:  And you yourself את,
Bet Lechem Ephratah,
you who exist as few among the thousands of Yahudah,
from you will come forth to Me
One for the sake of existing as ruler in Yisra’el! 

And His origins are from ancient times,
from days eternal!”

Zechariah 2.10:  Sing and rejoice, daughter of Zion!
Indeed, behold!
I am coming!
And I will dwell in your midst!
- An utterance of

Zechariah 3.8-9:  ‘Listen attentively now,
Yahoshua, the great priest,
you yourself את and your associates
who are sitting before your face.
Indeed, they are men of a sign!
Indeed behold!
I am causing to come forth
My Servant Himself את,
The Branch!

Zech. 3:9   Indeed, behold the stone
which I have set before the face of Yahoshua!
Upon one stone are seven eyes.

Behold!I am engraving its inscription!’
- An Utterance of
YAHWEH of Assemblies. -
‘And I will remove
the moral perversity itself את
of that land in one day!

Zechariah 6.12-13: And you are to speak to him saying,

‘Thus spoke YAHWEH of Assemblies saying,
“Behold The Man!
The Branch is His designation!
And from beneath Him it will spring forth.
And He will build The Temple itself את of YAHWEH.
 13 Even He will build 
The Temple itself את of YAHWEH!
And He will bear honor!
And He will sit.
And He will rule upon His throne!
And He will exist as a priest upon His throne!

And the counsel of shalom
will be between Them both!”’

Zechariah 9.9Rejoice exceedingly, daughter of Tzion!
Shout, daughter of Yerushalaim!
Your King will come to you!
He is just, having deliverance!
He is humble, even riding upon an ass,
even upon a colt, the foal of an ass!

Zechariah 11.12:  And I said to them,
“If it is good in your eyes, give my price.
But if not, refrain.” 

And they weighed out my price itself את,
thirty pieces of silver.

Zechariah 12.10:   And I will pour out 
upon the house of David
and upon those dwelling in Yerushalaim
a breath of favor and of earnest prayers! 

And they will look intently
to Me
whom Himself את they have pierced!
And they will mourn for Him
as one mourns over the only child!
And it will cause bitterness concerning Him
like being bitter concerning the firstborn!

Malachi 3.1 “Behold!
I am sending My messenger!
And he has prepared the way before My face!
And unexpectedly The Sovereign
you yourselves את are seeking
will come to His Temple,
even The Messenger of The Covenant
you yourselves את desire! 

He is coming!”
said YAHWEH of Assemblies.

His Birth

These two passages are not included here because of their length.
Please click the links to take you to the books in which they appear.  

Matthew – Chapters 1 & 2
Luke – Chapter 1.1 through Chapter 2.39.

His Baptism

John 1.29-34 The next day Yahonathan saw YAHUSHUA
coming toward him and said,
“Behold! The Lamb of
who takes away the sin of the world!

This is He of whom I said,
“After me comes a man who came into being prior to me,
because He is more prominent than me.’ 
Even I did not recognize Him.
Nevertheless, in order that He
might be rendered apparent to Yisra’el,
because of this I have come baptizing with water.” 
Then Yahonathan testified saying,
“I observed carefully The Divine Nature 
descending from The Heaven like a dove.
And it remained upon Him. 
And I did not recognize Him.
But He who sent me to baptize with water said to me,
“Upon whom you see The Divine Nature of
YAHWEH descending
and remaining upon Him, this is He who baptizes
with the Divine Nature.’
And I have seen and I have testified
that this is The Son of

Matthew 3.1-17:  In those days Yahonathan the Baptizer appeared publicly proclaiming in the wilderness of Yahudah, 2 and saying, “Reconsider, because The Kingdom of The Heavens has come near!” 3 Indeed this is the one spoken of by the prophet Yeshay'yahu, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of YAHWEH. Make His paths straight.’” (Is 40.3) 4 Now Yahonathan himself was clothed in camel’s hair with a leather belt around his hips. And his food was locusts and natural honey. 5 Then Yerushalaim, all Yahudah, and all the region surrounding The Yarden went out to him. 6 And they were baptized by him in The Yarden, acknowledging their offenses. 7 Now having seen many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism he said to them, “Offspring of poisonous snakes! Who has instructed you to flee from the wrath that is about to come? 8 Accordingly, produce fruits appropriate to reconsideration. 9 And do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ Indeed I say to you that YAHWEH is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. 10 And even now the ax is laid against the root of the trees. Assuredly every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 I indeed baptize you with water for the sake of reconsideration. But He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the set apart Divine Nature of YAHWEH and with fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in His hand and He will perfectly cleanse His threshing floor and gather His grain into the granary. But He will totally consume the chaff with  unquenchable fire.” 13 Then YAHUSHUA came from The Galil to Yochanan at The Yarden to be baptized by him. 314 Now Yahonathan strongly hindered Him saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” 15 But YAHUSHUAHaving been baptized, responding said to him, “Permit it now, because in this manner it is fitting for us to fulfill every justification.” Then he permitted Him. 16 YAHUSHUA ascended straight out of the water. And behold! The Heavens opened for Him! And he saw The Divine Nature of The Elohim descending like a dove and coming over Him. 17 And behold! A voice from The Heaven was saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Mark 1.1-13:  The beginning of the good news of YAHUSHUA, The Messiah, The Son of YAHWEH, 2 as it is written in The Prophets, Behold! I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You(Mal 3.1) 3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of YAHWEH! Make His paths straight.’ ” (Is.40.3) 4 Yahonathan came baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of reconsideration for the pardon of offenses. 5 And the whole region of Yahudah and Yerushalaim went out to him. And they were all baptized by him in The Yarden River, acknowledging their offenses. 6 Now Yahonathan was clothed with camel’s hair and with a leather belt around his waist. And he ate locusts and wild honey. 7 And he was proclaiming, saying, “One who is mightier than I is coming after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not fit to bend forward and loosen. 8 I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the set apart Divine Nature of YAHWEH.” 9 And it happened in those days that YAHUSHUA came from Nazareth of The Galilee and was baptized by Yahonathan in The Yarden River. 10 And immediately, walking up from the water, he (Yahonathan) saw The Heavens splitting and The Divine Nature of YAHWEH descending upon Him as if it were a dove. 11 And a voice came out of The Heavens: “You are My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” 12 And immediately The Divine Nature of YAHWEH brought Him out into the wilderness. 13 And He was there in the wilderness forty days, being tested by The Adversary. And He was with the dangerous animals. And the YAH-messengers ministered to Him.

Luke 3.15-22:  Now the people were anticipating, and everyone deliberated in their hearts concerning Yahonathan whether he might be The Messiah or not. 16 Yahonathan responded, saying to everyone, “I indeed baptize you with water. But One mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandal I am not competent to loosen. He will baptize you with The Divine Nature of YAHWEH and with fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in His hand. And He will thoroughly cleanse His threshing floor. And He will gather the wheat into His granary. But the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.” 18 And indeed admonishing with many other things he proclaimed the good news to the people. 19 Then Herod, the tetrarch, being rebuked by him concerning Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, and concerning all the evils which Herod had done, 20 also added this above everything, that he shut up Yahonathan in the prison. 21 Now it was after all the people had been baptized. And YAHUSHUA was also being baptized. And as He was praying The Heaven was opened, 22 and the set apart Divine Nature of YAHWEH descended in physical form as if a dove upon Him. And a voice came from The Heaven saying, “You are My beloved Son! In You I am well pleased.

His Temptation (testing):

Matthew 4.1-11 Then YAHUSHUA was led up by The Divine Nature of YAHWEH into the wilderness to be tested by The False Accuser. 2 And having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 And the testing having come to Him, he [the false accuser] said, “If You exist as a son of YAHWEH speak to these stones to become bread.” 4 But He responded saying, “It is written. A human being is not to live merely upon bread, but rather upon every utterance that proceeds through the mouth of YAHWEH.’ ” (Deut 8.3)  5 Then The False Accuser took Him up into the set apart city. And he stood Him on the pinnacle of The Temple. 6 and he said to Him, “If You are a son of YAHWEH throw Yourself down. Because indeed it is written, and, He will give His messengers charge over you,’ (Ps. 91.11) In their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ” (Ps. 91.12) 7 YAHUSHUA spoke to him, “It is written again, You are not to test YAHWEH, your Elohim.’ ” (Deut. 6.16) :8 Once more The False Accuser took Him up upon an exceedingly high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their honor. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me. 10 Then YAHUSHUA said to him, “Get away, Adversary! For it is written, You are to worship YAHWEH, your Elohim, and Him only you are to serve.’ ” (Deut. 5.7, etc.) 4:11 Then The False Accuser let Him alone. And behold! YAH-messengers came and attended to Him.

Mark 1.12-13 And immediately The Divine Nature of YAHWEH brought Him out into the wilderness. 1:13 And He was there in the wilderness forty days, being tested by The Adversary.

Luke 4.1-13 Then YAHUSHUA, full of the set apart Divine Nature of YAHWEH, returned from The Yarden. And He was led by The Divine Nature of YAHWEH into the wilderness, 2 being tested for forty days by The False Accuser. And in those days He ate not even one thing. And having completed them He was hungry. 3 And The False Accuser said to Him, “If You exist as a Son of YAHWEH speak to this stone in order that it becomes food.” 4 Then YAHUSHUA responded to him saying, “It is written that, Man is not to live by food alone, but by every word of YAHWEH.’ ” (Deut. 8.3) 5 Then The False Accuser, leading Him up onto a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the earth in a moment of time. 6 And The False Accuser said to Him, “Absolutely all this authority I will give to You, and their honor; because it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I choose. 7 Therefore, if You prostrate Yourself in homage before me everything will be Yours.” 8 But YAHUSHUA responded to him saying, “Get behind Me, adversary! Indeed it is written, ‘You are to worship YAHWEH, your Elohim, and Him only you are to  serve.’ ” (Deut. 6.13) 9 Then he brought Him to Yerushalaim and stood Him on the pinnacle of The Temple. And he said to Him, “If You exist as The Son of YAHWEH throw Yourself down from here. 10 Indeed it is written, “He will give His messengers watch over you, to protect you,’ and “In their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ” (Ps. 91.12) 12 Then YAHUSHUA, responding, said to him, “It has been said, ‘You are not to test YAHWEH, your Elohim.’ ” (Deut 6.16) 13 And The False Accuser, having completed every test, departed from Him until an opportune time. 

Opposition (by the religious leaders) to YAHUSHUA and His Teachings:

John 5.16:  For this reason the Yisra’elite leaders pursued YAHUSHUA.
And they sought to kill Him
because He did these things on
The Sabbath.

John 11.53-54 Accordingly, from that day on, they consulted together
in order that the might kill Him.

54 Therefore,
YAHUSHUA was no longer
walking about openly among the Yisra’elite leaders.
On the contrary, He went from there into the country
near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim.
And He remained there with His students.

Matthew 12.14 Then the Pharisees went out
and took council against Him, how they might destroy Him

Matthew 26.3-5 Then the chief priests, the scribes,
and the elders of the people 
assembled together
at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas.
4 And they 
determined to seize YAHUSHUA by deceit and kill Him.
5 But they said, “Not during the feast
lest there be a disturbance among the people.”

Matthew 27.1-2:  Now morning having come, all the chief priests
and elders of the people took counsel against
to kill Him.

2 And having bound Him, they led Him away.
And they delivered Him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.

Luke 6.11:  Then they were filled with rage.
And they conversed with one another
what they might do to

Luke 19.47:  And He was teaching daily in The Temple. 
But the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people
sought to fully destroy Him,

Luke 22.3-6:  Then The Adversary enteredYahudah, surnamed Iscariot,
being from the number of the twelve.
And he went and talked with
the chief priests and Temple captains
how he might betray Him to them.

5 And they were glad.
And they agreed to give him silver.
6 So he agreed fully.
And he sought a favorable occasion
to betray Him to them apart from the crowd.

His Mission - Why Did He Come to Earth?

John 3.16-17:   Indeed, YAHWEH so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son in order that anyone
who is trusting in Him might not be fully destroyed,
but instead might have Eternal Life. 
17 Indeed,
YAHWEH did not send His Son into the world
to condemn the world, but rather, in order that the world
through Him might be delivered. 

John 9.39:  And YAHUSHUA said,
“For the sake of judgment I have come into this world
in order that those who do not see might see
and that those who see might become blind.”

John 10.10 The thief does not come except to steal,
and to slaughter, and to fully destroy. 
I have come in order that they may have life,
and might have it superabundantly!

John 12.47:  And if anyone hears My words yet does not trust
I am not condemning him, because I have not come
to condemn the world but rather to deliver the world.

John 18.37:  Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” 
YAHUSHUA responded,
“You have said that I am a king.
For the sake of this I was born. 
And for the sake of this I have come into the world
in order that I might be a witness of the truth.
Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.”

Matthew 5.17-20:   Do not think that I came to destroy The Torah or The Prophets. I did not come to destroy them, but rather to fulfill them. 18 Indeed, assuredly I say to you, until the sky and the earth pass away one jot or one tittle will by no means perish from The Torah until everything comes to exist. 19 Whoever therefore destroys the least one of these instructions, and in this manner teaches human beings, will be called least in The Kingdom of The Heavens. But whoever does and teaches them will be called great in The Kingdom of The Heavens. 20 Indeed I say to you that if your right action does not exceed the right action of the scribes and Pharisees you will by no means enter The Kingdom of The Heavens.

Matthew 20.28:  just as The Son of Man did not come to be served,
but rather to serve,
and to give His life as a ransom for many.”

Luke 4.43-44:  But He said to them,
“I must proclaim The Kingdom of
to the other towns also because for this purpose I was sent.”

44 And He was proclaiming the good news
in the assemblies of The Galil.

Luke 12.49:  I have come to throw fire upon the earth!
And how I wish perhaps even now
it had been kindled!

Luke 19.10:  Indeed, The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

1 Timothy 1.15:  It is a faithful saying and deserving of every acceptance
that The Messiah, 
has come into the world to deliver offenders,
of whom I am chief.

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