In the Footsteps of the Master
By Robert D. Mock MD
Matthew 1:23 – “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.’”
On that day at Hanukkah, the embryo of Yahshua was formed in the womb of a maiden by the Spirit of the Almighty One. A mystery of mysteries it was. On that day at Succot, the babe called Immanuel was born and the Torah in the flesh came to dwell or to “tabernacle” with His own people. What was perceived in the heavens, now came down to this earth. In the midst of the greatest celebration event in the Jewish year, in an animal succoth, the Son of God made His humble entry to our planet earth.
Yahshua HaMaschiach (Jesus the Messiah) was born into this world; He did not come out of this world. He came into human history from the World of the Divine; He did not emerge out of human history. That Jewish rabbi we call Jesus of Nazareth was not the best human that this world can boast about; He was a Being that the human race can claim no credit except that we were created in His image. He was not a man who was to become God; He was the fullest emanation of the Father Himself that could be transmitted to this three dimensional world. His life was the highest expression of holiness that could enter the portal of human existence. His humble birth was an advent; the progression of that written Torah on Sinai now brought into our three dimensional reality in the form of humble human babe.
That young maiden, Mariam, did have a child, born of the Spirit to dwell with her; so also the Spirit must be born in you so that the “spark” of the Divine can dwell within you. As Jesus came into our human history from the outside; He also must come into your heart, so that your vessel can carry the Divine within it. When on that birth date at the feast of Succot, God sent His Son to tabernacle or to “dwell” among His people, so also that dwelling place will reside within your heart. Yahshua’s life was created in the highest realms of divine existence. He was the “firstborn” of all creation, the “only Begotten Son” of the Father. Yet though He resided in the holiest dimensions of the heavens, the World of the Divine, he entered this planet earth through the most humble of doors. The portal into our human dimension came in human form.
As the Pharisee trained by the esteemed Gamaliel, the elite yeshiva of Bet Hillel, Shaul (Apostle Paul) stated:
Galatians 4:19 – “My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you…”
The purpose of the incarnation was to be the greatest revelation of Hashem (God) on this planet earth. The cycle of the spiritual and physical exile began as the descendants of Adam descended into a world of sin. The cycle of the Jewish exile did not begin its ascent or redemption until the sons of Judah met the “Son of the Father.” As type met anti-type, the shadow pictures given in the Torah on Mount Sinai would meet divine reality in the life of the “Son of the Father.” The purpose of the revelation of the incarnation was not to bring the Father down to us but to raise us up from the pits and degradation of sin to the throne of the Father. The purpose was to eventually elevate all mankind to its rightful state as sons and daughters of God. The purpose was also to restore the sonship first bestowed upon Adam in the garden. After the “fall” of the First Adam, the promise came with the hope of redemption by the New Adam, the Maschiach of Yisra’el (Messiah of Israel) during the “great Day of the Lord.”
Then a new revelation came from on high. As one shadow picture was fulfilled, it became a new shadow picture awaiting a future fulfillment. The “anti-type” became another “type.” The mere babe in Bethlehem would now become a shadow picture of a new divine reality; my personal human body can now become a “Bethlehem” where the “spark of the Divine” can now reside in the vessel of my life. My body can become a spiritual manger where the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) will place that divine spark within me. We can now become the “temple of the Holy Spirit.”
The evidence of this new birth is that I will yield myself so completely to the God of Israel so that Yahshua, the fullest of the emanations that can be transmitted from the Eternal One of Israel, can be revealed within and through my life. His nature becomes revealed in my nature. As He was one with His Father, I can be one with Him. As He revealed His Father to those around Him, so also I can reveal Him through my life to those around me.
As Simeon the Tzaddik (the Just One) stated in that mystical ascent with the babe Yahshua in his arms,
Luke 2:30-32 – “According to Your word, for my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.”
The Torah was now to be revealed to all the world of the gentiles so that the glory of Israel would be revealed that they were His chosen ones. In a world of mystery religions and divine emperors, the Jewish people gave this earth a Jewish son. Born under and in fulfillment of the Torah, Yahshua came so that the God of Israel would become known and loved as the God of Creation to all the gentile world.
Many Blessings from our Master
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