So much has been written concerning the life of Yeshua and his teachings. For example, in a book called Sepher ha-Erets, or Book of the Earth, it is recorded that Yeshua and Thomas had a discussion regarding evil, sin, and iniquity.
It is written that Thomas asked Yeshua, “Why is it necessary for men to be born of the spirit in order to enter the kingdom? Is rebirth necessary to escape the control of the Evil One?” In response Yeshua said, “You are confused, Thomas, by the doctrines of the Greeks and the errors of the Persians….Men are by nature evil, but not necessarily sinful. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is essential to deliverance from evil and necessary for the entrance into the kingdom of heaven. But none of this detracts from the fact man is the Son of God” (Sepher ha-Erets 148:4).
From the above quote, it is apparent that Yeshua wanted to break up the erroneous mentalities birthed from the fraudulent pagan systems that were prevalent in his day. That was a revolutionary mind set, and to believe what he taught and follow him, that produced the same revolutionary spirit in others. There were religious and political leaders that kept tabs on Yeshua and did not like what he taught.
Certain Hebrew priests and scholars felt threatened by the new insights on Torah that Yeshua shared with the people. For whateveer reason they thought ttheir positions. authority, and tradition was in jeopardy. So they conspired to have Yeshua killed. Here I will explore that conspiracy and shed some light on the subsequent murder of Yeshua ha-Mashiach, or Jesus the Christ.
What Yeshua taught was constantly thought of as a “new doctrine.” In Mark 1:27, after Yeshua casted out the unclean spirit of a man in a synagogue in Capernaum, members of that synagogue began to wonder about what it was Yeshua taught: “And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, ‘What thing is this? What new doctrine is this? For what authority commandeth he even the unclean spirit and they do obey?’ ”
What Yeshua taught was merely the divine Principles of Torah that the Community of Israel apperently had forgotten. “Jesus answered them and said, ‘My doctrine is not mine, but His that sent me. If a man do His will, he shall know the doctrine, whether it be of Yahweh or whether I speak of myself’ ” (John 7:16-17).
Why was this teaching so revolutionary? Yeshua was doing something that no one dared to do in his time. He challenged the status quo. Yeshua saw the degredation his people was living in, while the priests and scholars of the law enjoyed an opulent existence.
Another example of the revolutionary teachings of Yeshua can be found in Sepher ha-Erets, or Book of the Earth, where it is recorded that he stopped in the ancient Persian town of Urmia to rest for several days. While in Urmia, Yeshua taught in their synagogues, as well as in the old Zoroastrian temples among the Magi.
On one such occasion, Yeshua is believed to have taught: “Brotherhood can never exist unless all religions are willing to completely divest themselves of all ecclesiastical authority and fully surrender all concept of spiritual sovereignty. Yahweh alone is Sovereign….The kingdom of heaven in the hearts of men will create religious unity because all such believers will be free from any notions of ecclesiastical authority. Yahweh is spirit, and Yahweh gives a fragment of His spirit to dwell in the hearts of men. Spiritually all men are equal. The kingdom of heaven is free from castes, social classes, and economic groups. You are all brethren and sistren’ ” (Sepher ha-Erets 134:4).
No one can go about teaching autonomy and self-sufficiency to citizens under an authoritarian government. Once the word gets out that someone is activating a paradigm shift, the powers-that-be will stop at nothing to ensure that individual, along with their ideology, is eradicated.
For centuries now, arguments have been had about who was responsible for the killing of Yeshua. The results of those debates have caused various forms of religious persecution the world over. The focus should be not who killed Yeshua, but why Yeshua was killed.
As mentioned before, what Yeshua taught was considered a “new doctrine.” The Hebrew term used here is Torah Chadashah, meaning New Teaching. Aside from being translated as “new doctrine,” it is also defined as “restored/revived (or preserved) instruction.” Torah Chadashah as the “preserved Teaching” that Yeshua propagated, testifies of his earlier statement that, “Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or Prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17). In this verse, the Hebrew word for “fulfill” is “malei,” and it means “replenish, renew, revive, or re-establish.”
Since what Yeshua taught was not new and his intention was to reacquaint the Israelites with the Torah of their ancestors, then what was the real reason for his murder?
It was recorded that Yeshua said, “I am the light os the world; he that follweth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12). But in Matthew 5:14, Yeshua says, “Ye are the light of the world.” Then Yeshua testifies that, “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do” (John 14:12). Yeshua even makes the bold statement, “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30).
All Yeshua wanted was for us to become aware of our immanent Divinity. Once the Christ-self is resurrected, all latent potential power becomes a reality and the sons of man begin to demonstrate that same power as the sons of God.
That was the reason Yeshua was assassinated. The Community of Israel in the time of Yeshua was complacent. They worshipped everything and everyone other than Yahweh. Yeshua spoke out against a degenerate and unjust system, and was murdered because of it.
DONOVAN DAVID CLARK
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