Thursday, April 26, 2012

Yeshua (Jesus) Matthew 21:12-22, Out of the Mouth of Babes Psalm 8:2, Withered Fig Tree and the Power of the Kingdom of Heaven

(This is a general interpretation of Holy Scripture. Please ask G-D for knowledge and he will give it to you, please do not take our word as law.)

We continue by listing the scripture that was included in our last lesson on Matthew 21. We will begin with verse 12.

Matthew 21

12. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

13. And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

14 . And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

15. And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased,

16. And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

17. And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.


In verse 16 Jesus is quoting the scripture found in Psalm chapter 8.


Psalm 8

1. O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

2. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

4. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5. For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

7. All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8. The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!


There is not much we can add to the teaching of this scripture, Yeshua our Lord said all that needed to be said. We can suggest further reading in Hebrews Chapter 2 (That parallels Psalm chapter 8) that focuses on Yeshua's humanness and his sacrifice for all men.


Matthew 21

18. Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.

19. And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

20. And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!

21. Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

22. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.


This is one of the most important scriptures of the Gospels. When Yeshua (Jesus) cursed the Fig Tree. We ask; what did he say to those around him, those who were clearly amazed maybe even frightened at the act they just witnessed? Yeshua said THEY, YOU, US can do the SAME EXACT thing if you have faith without doubt. Just as Peter walked on the water because of HIS FAITH in G-D, Christ and the Kingdom. The scripture continues with Jesus going even further in his description of the amazing power that can be manifested by faith and by the Kingdom of Heaven, which is inside of us all, he stated that we can remove mountains, pick them up and toss them into the sea.

So many times in the modern Evangelical teaching of this scripture I hear the word "metaphor". The modern teaching says that this scripture is completely metaphorical describing "spiritual mountains" not literal mountains. This is not what Yeshua was teaching, he meant literal mountains. This is another example of Yeshua teaching spiritual perfection and only through complete spiritual perfection could one have the level of faith required to perform these acts.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Yeshua (Jesus) Matthew 21:12, Jeremiah 7, Malachi 3, Jesus in the Temple, Prophecy of the Desolation of Jerusalem,

(This is a general interpretation of Holy Scripture. Please do not take our word as law as there is only one law the Law of G-D within his Commandments. Please read, atone for sins, ask G-D for knowledge and he grant you knowledge.)

We continue with our lesson of Matthew 21 where Yeshua comes into the Temple and casts out the money changers. Even though our lesson on Matthew 21, in this instance, is very brief the reality of Jesus' actions, and the prophecy it fulfilled, is very extensive.

Jesus not only quoted from Jeremiah 7, and thus fulfilled the prophecy, his actions also set in motion the fulfillment of one of the oldest, and most repeated, prophecies in the Hebrew Bible; the desolation of Jerusalem.

Matthew 21
12. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13. And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
14. And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them
It is extremely important to understand where this prophecy came from and is also very important for the reader to understand the complete prophecy. This is why we must list the entire chapter of Jeremiah 7. Please take 2 minutes and read the entire chapter.
Jeremiah 7
1The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2. Stand in the gate of the LORD's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD.
3. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.
4. Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.
5. For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour;
6. If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:
7. Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.
8. Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
9. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
10. And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
11. Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD.
12. But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel.
13. And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;
14. Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.
15. And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim.
16. Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.
17. Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
18. The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
19. Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
20. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
21. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
22. For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:
23. But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
24. But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.
25. Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:
26. Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.
27. Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee.
28. But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
29. Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on high places; for the LORD hath rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.
30. For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute it.
31. And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.
32. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.
33. And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away.
34. Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.

This leads us to the prophecy in Isaiah 64, which came before Jeremiah's prophecy. We will expound on the prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in a future lesson.