The Accepted Site by the Jews today where the Temple of God once Stood in Jerusalem – Photo by Robert Mock
The Collision of the “World of the Divine with Sin on Golgotha’s Tree
In the Footsteps of the Master
By Robert Mock M.D.
April (Passover) 2007
1 Peter 2:24 – “Who Himself Bore our Sins in His own Body on the Tree,
That We, having Died to Sins, might Live for Righteousness.”
The “epic drama” of the divine Drama of the Ages played out its flawless “act” to the universal angelic hosts when the “Son of God” cried out while hanging on that tree, “It is finished”. There He hung on that measly splinter of wood overlooking the largest and most majestic temple in all the Roman Empire, the Temple of Herod in the year of 30 CE. The angelic hosts, with tears in their eyes, cried out in “praise” to the Almighty One of Israel. The fate of the arch-demon, HaSatan, was sealed.
The judgment on “sin” that caused the separation of humans from their Creator was now fully revealed. It starkest and harshest reality was the cost of the life of the Only Begotten Son of the Father who was sent as an emissary of salvation and redemption. Was it not Simon the Righteous (Tzaddik) who took this babe in his arms and proclaimed:
Luke 2:29-32 – “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace. According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of the people, a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.”
When Jesus the Nazarene (Yehoshua HaNotzri) died on the tree on that Passover eve, He was not a martyr. He was not dying for a cause. This was the most triumphant act, that the God of Israel would give of Himself to shatter the curse of living death. Planned from before the creation of this planet earth, this was the act of the Great Council in heaven that brought to all mankind a path of redemption and restoration. This pathway was now laid and irrevocably completed. The “Way” to an eternal existence had now been established. Redemption was now assured to all mankind, through the anointed life and ministry of the One who came as the “Son of the Father”.
The life and ministry of Yehoshua looked like an absolute failure from an earthly perspective. But it was an absolute triumph from a perspective of the spiritual dominions. The angelic hosts had witnessed a third of their angelic spirit ministers taken away in rebellion by the arch-deceiver, the one called “The Devil” himself who was the archangel of cosmic evil called Samael. Yet, there was nothing more certain in timeless eternity of the triumphant act of Yehoshua as He played the role of the accursed of God by hanging on the tree.
Deuteronomy 21:22-23 – “If a man has committed a sin deserving of death, and he is put to death, and you shall hang him on a tree, his body shall not remain overnight on the tree, but you shall surely bury him that day, so that you do not defile the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance; for he who is hanged is accursed of God.”
At that moment of eternity past, present, and eternity future, every human in the entire human race was given an irrevocable privilege of being redeemed and restored to a right relationship with the Divine. This also came with the irrevocable promise that someday they would be privileged to have an eternal fellowship with the Father and His Son, like Adam and Eve did in that Garden so long ago.
The “gallows” on Golgotha was not an accident or an event that should not have happened. It was planned that way to happen from the foundation of the world.
I Peter 1:20 – “He (Yehoshua) indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.”
Many times, we act as if something dreadful happened and then wish to place the blame on someone else with devastating implications. The death of Yehoshua was an act of God. The purpose of Jesus’ human visitation to this earth was so He would die. Only by death, could the divine revelation expose the cost of sin and separation from the fountain of life, the throne of the Eternal One. The cost of rebellion was not just to humans or to the angelic hosts of heaven. The cost of sin and rebellion went right to the very “heart” of the Eternal God.
As Jesus’ purpose was ordained before this planet came into physical existence, so you and I, as God’s creation were also chosen to be restored to that holy family relationship with the God of Israel.
Ephesians 1:3-6 – “Blessed be
the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He
chose us in Him
before the foundation of the
world, that we should be holy
and without blame before Him in love, having predestined
us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
to the praise of the glory of His
grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.”
The purpose of the incarnation occurred when the time had come for the Eternal One to intercept human dimensions and change the whole course of history. The Eternal One sent His “Son”, the fullest manifestation of the seven attributes of the Father into our three dimensional world for the purpose to redeem His lost creation. Yehoshua came to repair the shattered Sefirot, the Image of God that He gave in its perfection to the human carbon-based life of that couple called Adam and Eve. Yehoshua came again to restore the divine “Image” and create a pathway of communication, through His Sefirot, the Tiferet of the World of the Divine the Sefirot “Image” that was the “Express Image” of His Father in heaven.
The Archetype of the “Image of God”, the Sefirot of World of the Divine according to Rabbi Issac Luria (1534-1572) – Zev ben Shimon Halevi, Kabbalah, the Tradition of hidden Knowledge
This pathway, called the “Pole of Grace” became the message of the harbinger of the messiah, John the Baptiser, who fulfilled the prophetic voice of Isaiah the prophet proclaiming:
Matthew 3:3 – For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way for the Lord; make His paths straight.’” (Isaiah 40:3)
He restored the Pole of Grace through Yehoshua (from the Keter (Crown), Tiferet (Yehoshua), Yesod (Foundation)to the Malkhut (Kingdom), who became the “door” to the World of the Divine as the pathway of salvation for all mankind.
Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
It was Yehoshua who did proclaim that He was the “door” to the pasture of God’s eternal kingdom. He was not only the “door” but also the “shepherd” sent by the Father to lead the sheep through the door as the age of reality changes into the “kingdom of God”.
John 10:7-18 (parts) – “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep…I am the door, If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
I am the good Shepherd. The good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep…I am the good Shepherd; and I know My sheep and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice, and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”
The “door” motif was a nagging problem to the temple leadership even three decades later. Had not Yehoshua identified the House of Ananus as the “thief”, and “The Jews”? As the “omens” continued to plague the festival celebrations and gave an aura of disapproval of the Divine for the corrupt temple services, the mystical understanding of the “door” also plagued them as to it literal meaning.
Purported Site of Yehoshua’s Crucifixion on Golgotha, at the Mikphat Altar where the Red Heifer was Burnt, At the Top of Olivet to the Right of the Trees and Left of the Jewish Cemetery – Photo by Robert Mock
When James the Just, the brother of Jesus, who became the leader, nasi, and president of the Book of Act’s Jerusalem Church, known as the Hebrew Nazarene Ecclesia, he soon became the most revered spiritual leader in Judea. About the year of 62 CE, Ananus the Younger, the youngest son of the former high priest, Ananus the Elder, who with his son-in-law, Caiphas were responsible for the execution of Yehoshua in the year of 30 CE, was in a dilemma.
As reported by the second century Christian historian Hegesippus, who wrote in his Memoirs and quoted by Eusebius in his Ecclesiastical History, that James the Just was prodded by the Jewish Sadducean temple leadership to denounce Jesus as the Christ on the temple portico wing during the spring Passover festival of 62 CE. By that day, there were seven sects or parties of Judaism. It was the Sadducees sect that refused to believe in the resurrection or that the Messiah was returning “to give every man according to his works”. It was they, who kept prodding James the Just to answer that mysterious allegory of Jesus, “I am the door”.
The response of Jesus’ brother, James (Jacob), was the “that He was the “Saviour” from which some believed that Jesus is the Christ.” As the Jewish pilgrims to the festivals became more aggressive in their messianic expectation for the return of the Messiah Yehoshua, the temple rulers, the “The Jews”, plus the Scribes, and the Pharisees of the School of Shammai, feared that “there was danger, that the people would now expect Jesus as the Christ.” So they decided to frame James the Just on this Passover celebration thirty two years later on the temple portico in order to seal his death warrant. As recorded by Hegesippus:
Another Angle looking at the Purported Site of Yehoshua’s Crucifixion on Golgotha from the Palace of the High Priest on Mount Zion. The site of Golgotha would be to the Right of the tree line region of the Spire of the Church of the Ascension on the Top of the Mount of Olives, above and to the Left of the Jewish Cemetery - Photo by Robert Mock
Hegesippus in his Memoirs – “They came therefore together and said to Jacob, ‘We entreat thee; restrain the people, who are led astray after Jesus as if he were the Christ. We entreat thee to persuade all who are coming to the feast of the Passover rightly concerning Jesus; for we all have confidence in thee. For we and all the people bear witness to thee that thou are just and no respecter of persons. Persuade therefore the people not to be led astray by Jesus, for we and all the people have great confidence in thee. Stand, therefore upon a wing of the Temple that thou mayest be conspicuous on high, and thy words may be easily heard by all the people; for all the tribes have come together on account of the Passover, with some of the Gentiles also.”
“The aforesaid Scribes and Pharisees, accordingly, placed Jacob upon a wing of the Temple, and cried out to him ‘O thou Just One, whom we ought all to credit, since the people are led astray after Jesus that was crucified, declare to us what is the door to Jesus that was crucified.’ But he answered with a loud voice, ‘Why do you ask me regarding Jesus the Son of Man? He is now sitting in the heavens on the right hand of Great Power, and is about to come on the clouds of Heaven.’
And as many were confirmed, and gloried in this testimony of Jacob, and said, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David,’ these same priests and Pharisees said to one another, ‘We have done badly in affording such testimony to Jesus; but let us go and cast him down, that they may fear to believe in him.’
And they cried out, ‘Oh, oh, the Just himself is deceived,’ and they fulfilled that which is written in Isaiah, ‘Let us do away with the just, because he is offensive to us’ wherefore, they shall eat the fruit of their doings’ (Isaiah 52.10; Gr. LXX). Going up therefore, they cast down the Just one, saying to one another, “Let us stone Jacob the Just.’
And they began to stone him as he did not die immediately when cast down; but turning round, he knelt down, saying, ‘I beseech Thee, O Lord God and Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’
Thus they were stoning him, when one of the priests of the sons of Rechab, a son of the Rechabites spoken of and by Jeremiah the prophet, cried out, saying, ‘Stop! What are you doing? The Just is praying for you.’
Thus one of them, a fuller, beat out the brains of the Just with the club he used to beat out clothes. Thus he suffered martyrdom, and they buried him on the spot where his tombstone still remains, close to the Temple. He became a faithful witness; both to the Jews and to the Greeks that Jesus is the Christ. Immediately after this, Vespasian invaded and took Judea.” (Hegesippus as quoted in Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, Book II, xxiii)
– Photo taken from Walkway by the Temple Mount Wall by the Golden Gate by Robert Mock
The answer was simple, “Yehoshua was the ‘Door”. In the very mystical language of the ancient Jewish archetype of the divine world as known to Menahem the Essene, the deputy sagon of the Great Sanhedrin under the revered sage, Hillel the Great, Yehoshua was the vortex, the funnel, or the gateway to the World of the Divine. Let us review this “Door” motif” as it was revealed in the model of the Sefirot of God, as recorded in the BibleSearchers article, “The Murder of James the Just (62 CE) and the Final Years of the Hebrew Nazarene Ecclesia in Jerusalem”.
BibleSearchers Reflections – “The Keter (crown) was the dwelling place behind the throne of God where God the Father, the Ein Sof of the sages of Judaism dwelt in a sphere of infinity. It was the Unknowable dwelling place of the Unknown God of Israel.
The Keter or the dwelling place of the “Crown” consisted of the top three emanations of the World of the Divine. All life and all the forces that sustain life in both the spiritual and the physical worlds resided in the dwelling place of the Most High.
But what is the pathway of these life giving energy forces as they proceed from the dwelling place and the Throne of God? What is the Agent or the vehicle that sends these emanations to all the worlds of creation? Where is the “black hole” or the primal cause of all creation? Where is the vortex of energy as it is transmitted to all the universes, the kingdoms of spiritual forces, and to our own universe with billions of galaxies, solar systems and planets?
According to the sages of Judaism (Menahem the Essene) in the 1st century BCE, the energy and the power of the Most High went through the Tiferet, the “Beauty or Glory”. Here in the minds of the sages of Judea was the kernel of enlightenment on how they would recognize the Moschiach, who was their Lord. For centuries they participated in temple rituals in which every detail of those rituals, every article used in those rituals pointed to Yehoshua their Maschiach.
Tiferet (Beauty) (also translated as "glory") is found in the middle of the "tree" of sefirot, a balancing force between Hesed and Gevurah, in fact, their offspring. This balance is essential to the proper running of the universe. Tiferet is the sefirah that unites the upper nine powers. It is considered the primary "male" attribute of God.
The festivals of the Lord were in the ancient days and are today saturated with the knowledge about the life and destiny of Jesus as He lived and ministered in 1st century Judea. These same festivals are also saturated with knowledge about the future plans of the return of Yehoshua as the then and now Maschiach ben Yosef, who said that He was the “The Vine” (De-vine). The branches of “The Vine” (de-vine) were both natural sons and daughters by literal descent of the Houses of Judah and Israel or adopted sons and daughters that were grafted into unto the Di-vine One, Yehoshua, the Maschiach ben Yosef (Messiah son of Joseph).
So what was the “Door” that Ananus the Younger talking about with James the Just during the Passover of 62 CE. The “Door” was Jesus, the brother of James the Just, whom he recognized as the Son of the Living God.
The “Door” was Jesus, known as Yehoshua, who was the pre-carnate Cosmic Christ, the Creator of the universe, the Creator of this planet earth, and all that dwell here. He was the pathway for the creation, or recognized as the Creator of all the angelic hosts, the spirit universes and all the other forms of life God His Father found pleasing to create. The “Door” was the Star Gate to the spiritual dimensions of the Almighty One.
The “Door” was Yehoshua, who was also the Keter, the “Crown” of the “Image” of the World of the Spirit Beings, the angelic World of Creation called Beriyah. He was known as the Metatron, or the “Angel before the Presence of the Lord” or the “Cosmic Christ”.
The “Door” was Yehoshua, who became the Keter, the “Crown Messiah” of the “World of ‘Light Beings’” called the World of Formation or Yezirah. This was the world of all the “sons of God” like Adam living on other universes and planets. These were the “sons of God” spoken about in Job as Satan arrived in heaven to sit on their council representing this planet, that he had taken from Adam (Job 2:1). These were the “sons of God” spoken by John the Revelator as the twenty four elders in council around the throne of God which now included the One who looked like a slain lamb. (Revelation 4:4) He and only He had the power to open the first Seal of the Living God. Here Yehoshua who as the Ascended and Glorified Messiah was now sitting on the council representing this world by His death and resurrection. He had conquered the dominions of evil and darkness of Satan.
The Church of the Ascension: To the South on the Mount of Olives is where the Purported Site of the Miphkad Altar and the Crucifixion of Yehoshua was located – Photo by Robert Mock
The “Door” was Jesus, the Son of God and the son of man who came as a humble babe and dwelt among man like the hidden and future king of the land. In the future, He will become the keter of this three-dimensional world, the World of Action, called Asiyyah, which is the physical world of all humankind. He also will become our keter, when He leaves the throne of heaven to come to redeem this planet as the Maschiach ben David (Messiah son of David), who will be called the “King of kings and Lord of lords”.
Revelation 19:11-15 – “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine lined, white, and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: King of Kings, and Lord of lords.”
Yet it was Yehoshua who also stated;
John 14:10 – “He who has seen Me has seen the Father.”
John 14:31 – “If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.”
John 12:25- “The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me.”
Jesus was not only the “Door”; He was also the “Shepherd” who guided His sheep through the “Door”. But what was on the other side of the door? If Yehoshua was the pathway to salvation, to whom was He leading the sheep? If Yehoshua was the “The Shepherd” who led the sheep, Who was the owner of the sheep? Yehoshua as “The Shepherd” guided His sheep along the pathway to not just “life” but to an “abundant life”. Yet where did that pathway lead?
Looking to the South on Top of the Mount of Olives towards the Church of the Ascension, beyond where the Purported Site of the Crucifixion possibly Occurred –
Photo by Robert Mock
The “Door” out of the sheep fold went to the pasture. The “Shepherd” led the sheep to the pasture. Where else would there be a pasture but in the presence of the Father of Yehoshua?”
The “Crucifixion” of Yehoshua was a Cosmic Act that would bring the divine revelation of salvation for all men; Jews and Gentiles alike. Soon the separate pathways of Judaism and Christianity will merge back into the “Way” that Yehoshua revealed so long ago on the Judean mountains of Moriah, Olivet, and Zion. The mysterious will no longer be a mystery.
Apostate Christianity will rediscover her spiritual roots in the “door” that leads to the “Way” of her Hebrew-Judaic Nazarene roots. These were the fullest manifestation of the Torah given to the Israelites, thirty-five centuries ago, on that Mount called Sinai.
Incomplete Judaism without “faith” in the Messiahship of Yehoshua (Yeshua or Y’shua) will also rediscover her true spiritual roots. Living for two millenniums in the “spiritual wilderness” the prophecy of Zechariah will come to its fulfillment as given to His spiritual and literal forefather, Yeshua (Yehoshua) the first high priest after the restoration of the Jews from Babylon and Persia to Jerusalem.
Zechariah 3:6-10 – “Then the Angel of the Lord admonished Joshua, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “If you will walk in My ways, and if you will keep My command, then you shall also judge My house, and likewise have charge of My courts; I will give you places to walk among these who stand here. Here, O Joshua (Yeshua or Yehoshua) the high priest, you and your companions who sit before you, for they are a wondrous sign; for behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH. For behold, the stone that I have laid before Joshua (Yehoshua); Upon the stone are seven eyes (emanations or attributes of the Sefirot (Image) of the World of the Divine),. Behold, I will engrave its inscription,” says the Lord of hosts, “And I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. In that day, says the Lord of hosts, “Everyone will invite his neighbor under his vine and under his fig tree.”’”
Looking Down upon the Kidron Valley and the Temple Mount below the Church of the Ascension - the Purported Site of Golgotha would be Further down to the Left overlooking the Old City of David closer to the Gihon Springs – Photo by Robert Mock
The fulfillment of these many prophecies is at the door. The nations of the world are surrounding Jerusalem. NATO and the forces of apostate Christianity are imbedded to the north in Lebanon and Afghanistan. Apostate Islam along with Syria, Persia, Cush (Egypt), along with Arabia are seeking alliance with Gog and His forces in the Persian Gulf.
All the Lord of hosts asks is for His people to “watch and be ready”. He invites us to align ourselves with the “Door” at the Tiferet (Gateway of Beauty) as the “Branch” awaiting that day when once again the World of the Divine will come with power, cataclysms, and great glory, to destroy the globalist powers that seek total dominion over that which the God of Israel calls His own.
Zechariah 12:6-10, 13:1 (parts) – “And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. In that day, says the Lord, “I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness….In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a fire pan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand (divine understanding, judgment, and glory) and on the left, (divine wisdom, merciful greatness, and eternal victory) but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place – Jerusalem (literally)…
It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitance of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplications; then they will look Me (Yehoshua) whom they pierced, Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his own son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn (firstborn who died on that first Passover whose parents did not have faith in the divine instructions)….In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.”
Many Blessings from Our Master, the “Branch”, the “Way”, and the “Door”
Message from BibleSearchers
BibleSearchers scans the world for information that has relevance on the time of the end. It is our prayer that this will allow the believers in the Almighty One of Israel to “watch and be ready”. Our readiness has nothing to do trying to halt the progression of evil on our planet earth. In our readiness, we seek to be prepared for the coming of the Messiah of Israel so that goodness and evil will be manifested in its fullest. Our preparation is a pathway of spiritual readiness for a world of peace. Our defender is the Lord of hosts. The time of the end suggests that the Eternal One of Israel’s intent is to close out this chapter of earth’s history so that the perpetrators of evil, those that seek power, greed and control, will be eliminated from this planet earth. The wars of the heavens are being played out on this planet earth and humans will live through it to testify of the might, power, justice and the love of the God of Israel. In a world of corruption and disinformation, we cannot always know what the historical truth is and who is promoting evil or mis-information. We cannot guarantee our sources but we will always seek to portray trends that can be validated in the Torah and the testimony of the prophets of the Old and the New Testament.
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