The Good News – Coming in the Name of the Father – The Witness of the Messiah

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me possesses everlasting life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.”
   “Truly, truly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of Elohim. And those having heard shall live.”
   “For as the Father possesses life in Himself, so He gave also to the Son to possess life in Himself, and He has given Him authority also to do judgment, because He is the Son of Adam.”
   “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the tombs shall hear His voice, and shall come forth – those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have practised evil matters, to a resurrection of judgment.”
   “Of Myself I am unable to do any matter. As I hear, I judge, and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own desire, but the desire of the Father who sent Me.”
   “If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true. There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the witness which He witnesses of Me is true. You have sent to Yochanan, and he bore witness to the truth. But I do not receive witness from man, but I say this in order that you might be saved. He was the burning and shining lamp, and for a while you wished to rejoice in his light. But I have a greater witness than that of Yochanan, for the works that the Father gave Me to accomplish, the works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me. “And the Father who sent Me, He bore witness of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form.”
   “And you do not have His Word staying in you, because you do not believe Him whom He sent. You search the Scriptures, because you think you possess everlasting life in them. And these are the ones that bear witness of Me. But you do not desire to come to Me in order to possess life.”
   “I do not receive esteem from men, but I know you, that you do not have the love of Elohim in you.”
   “I have come in My Father’s Name and you do not receive Me, if another comes in his own name, him you would receive.”
   “How are you able to believe, when you are receiving esteem from one another, and the esteem that is from the only Elohim you do not seek?”
   “Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Mosheh, in whom you have set your expectation. For if you believed Mosheh, you would have believed Me, since he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how shall you believe My words?”

 

Exposition

  This portion of The Good News Series is found in the Gospel of Yochanan (John) 5:24-47. Messiah is giving us an “insiders understanding” of His ministry, the proclaiming of the Kingdom of Yahweh while performing signs and miracles that proclaim His Father’s esteem – everything Yahushua does, is because He has witnessed His Father do it. He claims no esteem, honor, or righteousness for himself, yet gives all honor to the Father. My personal favorite is the final portion – “If you do not believe the writings of Mosheh (Moses), how will you believe My (Messiah’s) words?” I challenge you, in your reflection on the Scriptures, with the same question – How can you believe in the Living Word of Elohim and not believe the words that came from Him and were given to Mosheh? Many blessings to you in your pursuit of truth! Shalom Aleichem.
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