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Monday, June 28, 2010

Behold your God!

You who tell good news to Tziyon, go up on a high mountain; you who tell good news to Yerushalayim, lift up your voice with strength; lift it up, don't be afraid; say to the cities of Yehudah, Behold, your God! - Yeshayahu/ Isaiah 40:9

Rabonim (rabbis) say that there is a passuk (verse) in Kitvey HaKodesh (Holy Scriptures) for every person that ever lived, lives and will ever live on earth. I believe that mine is the 9th passuk of Yeshayahu 40. Why? Because I intend with all my heart to fix something that Pilate damaged.
A very long time ago, while reading about Yeshua's trial I got to the part where He was taken by Pilate before the Jews, wearing nothing but a crown of thorns and a purple robe, and Pilate with his limited understanding yelled 'behold the man!' (John 19:5). That's how Jews see Yeshua even today. Nothing but a man. A broken man, vulnerable, weak, pushed around by romans, tortured and powerless. And all that because 2000 years ago a goy took my Lord before the Jews and lifted his voice and said 'Behold the man!' I think that from where Pilate was standing that's all he could see> a man, so he told of what he saw. Pilate was a limited human and he reduced Yeshua to his own stature.
You can only present Yeshua from where you're standing. If you see Him through your humanity then you can only say about Him what Pilate said 'Behold the man!', but if you stand up on the high mountain, which is Adonai, then you can't help but see that Yeshua is Adonai and he is HaElohim shel Tzion (God of Tzion) and then you can't help but lift your voice and shout as much as you can for kol ha yehudim (all the Jews) to hear ”Hineh HaEloheichem!”(Behold, your God!)
If you want to see more than a human in Yeshua you must go up on the high mountain, Adonai. You must go up not for the purpose of being high but to be able to bring good news to Tzion. If that is not the purpose why you went up there, then you're there in vain.
I know Pilate wasn't up on the high mountain when he said 'behold the man!' to the Jews. The Jewish nation is not like other nations. You don't convince them with words and you don't disguise Yeshua in to something He's not, and you don't tell them 'behold the man!' and expect them to fall down on their knees and be convinced. If you want to bring the good news to Tzion you must go up the high mountain and shout with all your strength to all the cities of Yehudah ”Hineh HaEloheichem!” (Behold your God!)
A goy proclaiming 'behold the man!' was enough damage, they don't need to hear that anymore. But the Jews do need to hear the truth proclaimed without fear, without any trace of doubt 'BEHOLD YOUR GOD!' Hineh HaEloheichem!

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