The Father’s Son
Psalm 2:7-8: “I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.’”
When I was following Judaism, as an Orthodox Jew I could not conceive the idea that G-d has a Son. It seemed ludicrous; especially when Christians told me that not only does G-d have a Son, but His name is Jesus.
Jesus! He was only a prophet and a Rabbi. Yes, He performed miracles; but G-d’s Son…never!
And some Christians even told me that Jesus is not only the Son of G-d, but He is G-d…blasphemy!
Well here’s the thing, they were correct. Psalm 2:7-8, among many other scriptures, clearly show that G-d has a Son. Not only is He G-d’s Son, but He is Jewish and, when He lived on earth, He would have been called Yeshua, His Hebrew (actually Aramaic) name – which means ‘Salvation’.
Imagine my utter shock and surprise when I realised that Yeshua is not only G-d’s Son, but He is the ‘Mashiach’ – the Messiah – that I, as a Jew, have been waiting for.
How did I discover this? Through many Old Testament scriptures, including the book of Psalms in the ‘Tenach’ (Old Testament): Psalm 22:12-18: “Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me. They gape at Me with their mouths, like a raging and roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death. For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots."
How could I deny that these words, written by King David, speak of the crucifixion of Yeshua.
All my Jewish Orthodox background tried to fight against this; however I could not deny what was written in this Psalm. And this is one of many Old Testament scriptures pointing to Yeshua.
Now Psalm 18:35 declares: “You have also given me the shield of Your salvation”. And in Isaiah 59:20 the prophet writes: “And as a Saviour he will come to Zion, turning away sin from Jacob, says the Lord.”
Who is this Saviour who will turn away sin from Jacob (the Jewish people?) Yeshua! And He is the saviour who turns away sin from all who believe in Him and who invite Him into their life.
Scripture records in 1 Peter 2:24, that “Yeshua Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree (the cross).”
Scripture also records that only through Yeshua can mankind be saved from eternal death, to salvation and eternal life in heaven.
John 3:16-17 tells us: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
Acts 4:12 clearly says: "For there is no other name under heaven given
among men by which we must be saved (but Yeshua)"
To receive salvation, you need to confess your sins and repent of them; then receive G-d’s forgiveness and accept Yeshua as your L-rd and Saviour.
To Jewish people reading this, please catch my heart and my love for you – you are my own flesh and blood; I love you deeply. However, there is no way to attain the forgiveness of sin and eternal life in heaven other than through Yeshua.
Yeshua IS the ‘Mashiach’ (Messiah) that both Jew and Gentile are waiting
for. How do we know this? Yeshua fulfilled ALL that was prophesied about
Him in the Old Testament.
I encourage you; read and study the following OLD TESTAMENT scriptures which all speak of Yeshua: Deuteronomy 18:18, Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 50:6, Isaiah 52-53, Psalm 22:11-18, Daniel 9:25-26 and Zechariah 12:10-11.
These scriptures are all found in the ‘Tenach’. And when you read them, ask Hashem to show you who they are referring to.
I want to encourage my Jewish brothers and sisters of the flesh; you need to invite Yeshua into your life and accept Him as your ‘Mashiach’, your Saviour in order to secure your eternal future – eternal life in heaven.
I would never ask any Jewish person to stop being Jewish and follow another religion.
However I do want to encourage you to have a personal, intimate relationship with the ‘Mashiach’ that the Jewish people are waiting for – Yeshua.
And accepting Yeshua as ‘Mashiach’ does not stop you from being Jewish.
G-d has a Son; His name is Yeshua.