In the Introduction, we will look into Matthew's Israelite upbringing, who he was, why he wrote his account, when he wrote it, and who his intended audience was. As a disciple of Yeshua, Matthew provides unique insight into the ministry of the Messiah due to Matthew's knowledge of the history of the Hebrew people and his close proximity to the Savior.
The genealogy of Yeshua is vital prophetically in determining if Yeshua is in fact the prophesied Messiah. Matthew traces Yeshua's bloodline back through Perez, the son of Tamar and Judah to Israel, to Isaac, and to Abraham, the father of us all who live by faith.
In our last study on Messiah's Bloodline, Arthur followed the two bloodlines revealed in Matthew and Luke to uncover the probability of both Joseph's lineage and the lineage of Mary, through David's sons Solomon and Nathan. This week, Arthur examines the message given to Joseph in a dream asking him to do something no man in recorded Biblical history has ever done. Joseph is to take for a wife a woman who is impregnated by the Holy Spirit.
he circumstances and events surrounding the conception and birth of Yeshua, the Messiah, are extraordinary in that they have occurred only once in all of human history. Messiah's birth took place in a known town, but it was in a private, isolated, obscure, and somewhat secretive place with minimal witnesses. However, it is recorded for the entire world to see.
"YeHoVaH, through a dream, informed the wise men, who had come to worship the King, to return to their country another way. YeHoVaH revealed to Joseph in a dream about the plans of Herod to kill Yeshua. YeHoVaH then instructs Joseph to take his wife and son to Egypt and await further instructions.
Several hundred years before the Savior was born, YeHoVaH spoke to His servant Isaiah, the prophet, to warn the people to repent and to foretell of the Redeemer who would come and save Israel from their sins, themselves, and their enemies. Isaiah prophesied that before the Savior came, there would be a voice of one crying in the wilderness saying, ""Prepare the way for YeHoVaH"".
Listen as Arthur examines the question of whether Yeshua was baptized, or mikveh-ed by John in the Jordan River. Baptism is a doctrine laid out in the New Testament for those who follow Yeshua the Messiah. Many in the Messianic and Hebrew Roots use the term mikveh in relation to and, in some cases, as opposed to baptism. Are believers instructed to mikveh or be baptized?
John the Baptist witnesses the Holy Spirit descending on Yeshua in fulfillment of what YeHoVaH had said to him and thereby YeHoVaH reveals the ""Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world"". The same Holy Spirit then leads Yeshua in the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
Yeshua, led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness, is empowered to resist, overcome the temptations of the devil, and enabled to command the devil to get away from Him. Upon hearing the news that John was imprisoned, Yeshua relocates from Nazareth to Capernaum and begins His public ministry. In the power of the Holy Spirit, Yeshua begins to lay the foundation of The Kingdom Gospel and calls disciples to follow Him.
Yeshua returned from the wilderness in the Power of the Holy Spirit after forty days of fasting and being tempted by the devil. Yeshua taught the Kingdom Gospel to the Hebrews in their synagogues and healed sickness and disease throughout the region of Galilee. Then, large groups of Gentiles heard of His healing ministry and brought the sick to Him from all over the region and beyond Jordan in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.
"In this portion of Matthew, the Messiah continues His first public teaching. It is commonly known as the Beatitudes (blessings) from the Sermon on the Mount. Yeshua's teaching transitions from the blessings to the expected role of his followers in the earth; their ethics, moral codes, and values they were/are to live by; and how they were/are to conduct themselves in the world.
Spirit-filled and Spirit-led people must be Kingdom minded in all we do and say to access and receive the rewards of our Father in Heaven. Yeshua addresses a wide variety of issues facing the people of the Kingdom.
During Yeshua's first public teaching, He instructs His listeners to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Yeshua continues to teach them how they are to see things from a Kingdom perspective in judging ..
Kingdom Authority and Kingdom Power are unique and distinct from one another as discussed in our previous teaching “Understanding Kingdom Authority”. Kingdom Power is the work of the Holy Spirit manifesting its..
Kingdom Authority, Kingdom Power, and Kingdom Living come with a price. Kingdom Authority is given to those who have been chosen by Yeshua in YeHoVaH and who have accepted the calling of Messiah in their service to YeHoVaH.
Yeshua said to His disciples in Matthew 5:20 “For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
Yeshua’s disciples followed Him not fully knowing or understanding they had been recruited personally by Him into the Kingdom of Heaven Boot Camp to be trained and prepared for Kingdom warfare as Kingdom citizens.
Yeshua’s 12 disciples followed Him not fully knowing or understanding they had been recruited personally by Him into the Kingdom of Heaven Boot Camp to be trained and prepared for Kingdom warfare as Kingdom citizens.
Yeshua’s 12 disciples followed Him not fully knowing or understanding they had been recruited personally by Him into the Kingdom of Heaven’s Boot Camp to be trained and prepared for Kingdom warfare as Kingdom citizens.
Yeshua’s ministry of miracles, signs, and wonders was known throughout Israel and beyond. Yeshua sent His disciples out to the cities of the lost sheep of Israel to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils, and proclaim
The seventh-day Sabbath, established on the seventh day of creation, is the most established Commandment in all of Scripture. The seventh-day Sabbath was created by YeHoVaH; established, observed, and kept by Yeshua; and is a gift given to man as a day of rest, assembly, and worship.
Repentance is required to receive the message of the Kingdom and to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. John the Baptist preached repentance for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, Yeshua taught His disciples and sent them out to proclaim this message.
The religious leaders of Israel resisted and fought the ministry of Yeshua and His message of repentance. Yeshua’s family was concerned about His mental condition as was discovered in the previous lesson.
Birthdays are rarely celebrated in Scripture. There are two birthday celebrations recorded in Scripture. In this study, we will look at the events surrounding the only birthday celebration recorded in the New Testament.
Knowledge of being able to distinguish between clean and unclean animals was revealed to mankind before the days of Noah. The Commandments of YeHoVaH given to Moses to give to the Hebrew Israelites, and those that join themselves to YeHoVaH’s people,..
The story of Jonah is well documented in Scripture in a Book bearing his name. The Pharisees, Sadducees, Scribes, and all the people of Yeshua’s day would have been familiar with the prophet Jonah and his exploits.
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YeHoVaH’s instructions in the Torah, given to Moses to teach to the Hebrews, covered every aspect of the Hebrew Israelites' lives. The subject of divorce has been a cause of contention since the giving of..
The subject of eternal life was a cause for concern for many Hebrew Israelites in the days of Yeshua the Messiah. All four Gospel narratives cover the subject of eternal life and Yeshua teaches on eternal life extensively in its connection with the Law.
Everything Yeshua did was prophetically inspired to fulfill prophecy. Yeshua’s activity, travel patterns, and teachings were directed by YeHoVaH to mislead the enemy, confuse the leaders of the day, and to maneuver individuals to comply with His Process and Will.
Communion, as observed in Churches and in some Messianic Assemblies today, has become a part of service where the congregants participate in a sacrament involving eating a piece of cracker or wafer and sipping a small cup of juice or wine symbolic of the Last Supper of Christ or Messiah.
The big, bold, beautiful ministry of Yeshua is put on full display in this portion of Matthew as Yeshua gives His disciples instructions to go into the city, find His ride, and bring it to Him to make His triumphal entrance into Jerusalem.
The joyous occasion of Yeshua’s entrance into the city of Jerusalem, the exploits performed by Him in the Temple Courts, and the prophetic fulfillments of the Prophets spoken hundreds of years prior, presented serious issues for the religious leaders. In addition to Yeshua’s entrance, the shouting of "Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest", the scene Yeshua caused by overturning the tables of the moneychangers and driving the merchants from the Temple Courts, infuriated the Chief Priests and scribes.
Yeshua’s interactions with His Disciples, discourses with the Chief Priests and the elders of the people, and the parable of the man and his sons revealed some powerful and dynamic lessons on faith, fear, and the way of righteousness taught by Messiah Yeshua.
In a series of parables about the Kingdom of God, Yeshua speaks to the Chief Priests, elders of the people, Pharisees, and Herodians on a variety of topics about a father and his sons; obedience and disobedience; John the Baptist; prostitutes; tax collectors; and then, a land owner and tenants.
Yeshua concluded His series of parables about the Kingdom of God, which exposed the hypocrisy and wickedness of the Chief Priests, elders of the people, Pharisees, and Herodians, only to be confronted with questions from the Sadducees that exposed their lack of knowledge and understanding of the Scriptures.
Acting is the art or practice of representing a character on a stage or before cameras. The role of the actor is to convince the audience or on-looker that they are the actual character they are representing.
While leaving the Temple, Yeshua’s Disciples pointed out the beauty and elegance of the Temple. In His response to them, Yeshua said, "...See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down”
Alone with His Disciples on the Mount of Olives, Yeshua begins to share the events surrounding His Second Coming. His Disciples had asked Him to tell them, when shall these things be? What shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?
In Part 1 of The Last Supper and Passover, the question was asked if the Last Supper Yeshua ate with His Disciples on the night He was betrayed, was the Passover meal commanded by the Torah or was it just that, Yeshua’s last supper with His Disciples?
Last week in Part 2 of The Last Supper and Passover, we investigated further the conversation, dialogue, and language of the Gospel narrative of Matthew and compared statements made in the Gospel narrative of John to help determine and answer that very important question of whether the last supper Yeshua ate with His Disciples was the Passover meal.
In the teaching, The Prophet and The Word on Trial, we witnessed the flagrant display of lawlessness, abuse of authority, and inhumane treatment against the Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world.
Yeshua’s illegitimate facade of a trial, at the hands of the religious leaders, concluded with a guilty verdict. The Lamb of God, who came to take away the sins of the world, had been convicted of crimes He did not commit and was condemned to death for blasphemy.
The epic showdown between the Savior and satan that began at the birth of Yeshua comes into clearer focus in the closing Chapters of Matthew. When Yeshua was a toddler, satan used King Herod, who committed mass murder, hoping to have Yeshua murdered. This caused His parents to flee to Egypt for His protection.
YeHoVaH demonstrated His Mighty Power in Yeshua’s life from the announcement of His birth, His early life in Egypt and Nazareth, protecting Him throughout His earthly Ministry, to the epic showdown between the Savior on the cross and satan which was on full display for the whole world to see.