One Torah For All

One Torah shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
Exodus 12:49

Manifestation of Mashiach
A fuller understanding

Kepha Aleph (1st Peter) 1:20
who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of times for your sake,

What we see being manifested in this world has been a reality from the beginning in the spiritual realm. It is something that we often forget or perhaps do not even understand. One of those realities of the spiritual realm that was not manifested in this world immediately from the beginning of creation, but rather was manifested much later (at least from our perspective) is the death of Mashiach; and in particular the Blood of Mashiach, without which no man can have salvation.

Kepha Bet (2nd Peter) 3:8
But forget not this one thing, beloved, that one day is with YHWH as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

The manifestation of Mashiach in the realm of man took four thousand years. This seems like a long time to us. However, in the spiritual realm of YHWH it was only four days from creation of this realm. From the beginning man was allotted seven days or seven thousand years. We have already passed through six of those time allotments with only one time allotment left to pass through.

The truth we need to grasp in this study is the answer to the question: when was the Blood of Mashiach made available to man? We all know and realize that Mashiach Yeshua was put to death in this world about two thousand years ago. But what of the four time periods before this and all those who came before Yeshua Mashiach? Was the Blood of Mashiach available to them as well? Or, are they just out of luck?

Please notice that in the opening passage above Mashiach was known but hidden from the foundation of the world. Later He was manifested in this realm. We will discuss the aspect of manifestation more fully below.

Gilyana (Revelation) 13:8
All those living on earth will worship him, everyone whose name is not written in the Book of Life belonging to the Lamb who was slaughtered from the foundation of the world.

As we indicated above, the Blood of Mashiach was a reality in the spiritual realm well before this reality was manifested in this realm. In fact, what Scripture teaches us is that the Blood of Mashiach was a reality in the spiritual realm from the beginning of creation. So, are there any other clues in the Torah to this reality? To be sure! We will get to these very shortly.

Gilyana (Revelation) 1:7-8
7 Behold, He comes with the clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they that pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn over Him. Even so, Amein.
8 “I am the Aleph and also the Tau,” says YHWH Elohim, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

This passage tells us that the One who comes upon the clouds, who is Mashiach Yeshua, calls Himself the “Aleph and also the Tau.” Please note that He is also known as YHWH Elohim. Now let us go to the first words of Torah and discover the “Aleph and the Tau.”

B’reshit (Genesis) 1:1a
In beginning Elohim created . . .

Here are the first four words of that verse. Remember, Hebrew reads right to left.

  4th word     3rd word     2nd word     1st word  
  אֵת     אֱלֹהִים     בָּרָא     בְרֵאשִׁית  
  et     Elohim     bara     b’reshit  
  aleph/tau     Elohim     created     in beginning  

In the first four words of Scripture volumes of information is contained if one is willing to receive it.

The first thing that YHWH created was the aleph/tau. The aleph/tau represents several different, yet related things. One thing that it represents is the complete aleph-bet, that is, all of the Hebrew letters from aleph א (the first letter) to tau ת (the last letter). As we saw above the first and last letters of the Hebrew aleph-bet also represent Mashiach Yeshua, for He says that He is the Aleph/Tau. As the Aleph/Tau, Mashiach was with Elohim from the very beginning of creation.

Yochanan 1:1-2
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim.
2 The same was in the beginning with Elohim.

And what was that “Word”? It is the Hebrew word “את” - et, the aleph and the tau. Every word spoken in Hebrew is made of the letters of the aleph-bet, the letters from aleph to tau. In fact, we learn that everything of this creation was made through and by Him, the Word.

Yochanan (John) 1:3
All things were made through Him; and without Him was not anything made that has been made.

The opening verses of B’reshit reveal to us many glorious and wonderful things. Some of what it reveals to us concerns the Blood of Mashiach. Please bear with us for just a moment as we dig into the depths of Scripture concerning this matter.

Yeshayah (Isaiah) 45:18
For thus says YHWH that created the heavens, the Elohim that formed the earth and made it, that established it and created it not a waste, that formed it to be inhabited; “I am YHWH; and there is none else.”

It is important to note that when YHWH spoke the worlds into existence they were not created void nor in waste. Rather He formed the world to be inhabited.

B’reshit (Genesis) 1:1-21
1 In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth.
2 And the earth became waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of Elohim moved upon the face of the waters.

Verse one above tells us that YHWH created the heavens and the earth. But then something tragic happened and the creation that YHWH had made to be inhabited (see Yeshayah 45:18 above) was no longer inhabitable, but was destroyed. We know from verse two that it was destroyed by a flood. If one reads verse 2 carefully, this is a description of a flood. Notice that the Spirit of Elohim was upon the face of the deep waters, a flood which covered the whole earth. The flood in Noach’s day was the second such flood recorded in our Scriptures.

We have no idea how much time these two verses represent. But we know from other passages of Scripture that these two verses stand alone as an introduction to what is about to be described in the following verses. We needed to examine briefly the meaning of these first two verses so that we could rightly establish the verses of the first day, which do not include verses one and two. Let us prayerfully examine the first day now as contained in verses three through five.

B’reshit (Genesis) 1:3-4
3 And Elohim said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
4 And Elohim saw the light, that it was good; and Elohim was the division between the light from the darkness.
5 And Elohim called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

From B’reshit 1:1 through B’reshit 2:4, these verses consist of an account of the seven days of creation; there are two words which are of interest to us presently. These two words are “create” (ברא - bara) and “made” (עשה - asah). The word “bara” occurs four times in B’reshit 1:1 through 2:4; in verses 1:1, 1:21, 1:27, and 2:3. The word “asah” occurs ten times with the first occurrence in 1:7.

What is important to understand as it concerns these two words is that neither word occurs in relation to the first day of creation. In B’reshit 1:3-5 neither the word “bara” nor the word “asah” occurs. This is extremely important to know as this tells us that nothing was created upon this day, the first day of creation. When we go back and carefully reexamine the verses which pertain to the first day, what we find is not a creation of light, but rather a revelation of light, in particular the light of Elohim.

Yochanan (John) 1:4-5
4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Mashiach Yeshua is the light of men sent into this world to give it light and to reveal the deeds of darkness. The first revelation of this light was on the first day of creation. Mashiach is is the manifestation of that light in the world, which happened upon the first day of creation. Please note in B’reshit 1:4 that this verse teaches that Elohim is the division between the light and the darkness. This is literally what the Hebrew indicates.

What this should teach us is that in order for one to go from the darkness into the light one must pass through Elohim. Is there any particular part of Elohim that one must pass through to go from the dark into the light? Yes!

Yochanan (John) 12:46
“I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believes on Me may not abide in the darkness.”

First, we must understand that passing out of the darkness into His light involves Mashiach.

Yochanan Aleph (1st John) 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the Blood of Yeshua His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Please note that in order to enter into His light we have to come into that light through Mashiach Yeshua. In particular, we must come through His Blood; but as we have already noted above, the separation between the light and the darkness occurred on the first day of creation at the first revelation of the light into the darkness. The barrier between the light and the darkness is Elohim, specifically the Blood of Mashiach. In order for one to pass out of the darkness into which he was born, one must pass through the Blood of Mashiach Yeshua.

It is instructive to note that YHWH placed two witnesses in this realm to the Blood being the separation between the light and the darkness. Both when the sun sets and again when the sun rises one will see the sky turn red for just a few moments. If we are seeing with spiritual eyes we will hear His Spirit whisper to us the significance of this being that He is the barrier between the light and the darkness, specifically His being manifest in the Blood of Mashiach.

What this teaches is that the Blood of Mashiach has always been there for all who would pass from out of the darkness into His glorious light. Now many did not know or understand this truth before Mashiach Yeshua came into this earthly realm. Truth is, not that many understand it even today. Not much has really changed, has it?

What we see in this realm is only a reflection of the reality of the spiritual realm. Scripture plainly teaches this truth.

Shemot (Exodus) 25:40
“And see that you make them after their pattern, which has been showed you in the mount.”

YHWH took Moshe into the heavenly realm and showed him the true tabernacle, the one in which Mashiach Yeshua is the high priest. Moshe was to make the earthly tabernacle and all that pertained to it exactly like the heavenly tabernacle. This was to teach the truth and reality of the spiritual realm.

Ivrim (Hebrews) 8:4
Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, seeing there are those who offer the gifts according to the Torah;

The truth of reality is this, Yeshua our Mashiach is not a priest on earth. He never was and never will be! It is time that we accept this truth from Scripture. The priesthood of Mashiach Yeshua is in the one true tabernacle in the heavens, not the one on earth! He ministers in the one true tabernacle, not in the copy on earth!

What is manifested in this realm has always been true in the spiritual realm. This is truth. It has always been this way regardless of when or how His truth is manifested in this realm. Was Mashiach Yeshua crucified in this realm? Yes, but that does not change the reality of truth that it was so in the spiritual realm long before it was manifested in this physical realm.

Qorintyah Aleph (1st Corinthians) 15:44
it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

Unlike us in which our physical bodies were before our spiritual bodies, the spiritual body of Mashiach came before His physical body.

Kepha Aleph (1st Peter) 1:19-20
19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb without spot, even the Blood of Mashiach;
20 who was known and hidden before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of times for your sake,

Mashiach was and is the Creator of this world. He is also its Redeemer. That redemption began before He even created this world as we know it. That redemption was a reality in the heavenly realm long before it was manifest in this realm.

Qorintyah Aleph (1st Corinthians) 15:47
The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is of heaven.

That second man is, of course, Mashiach Yeshua. But He was only second in this realm. In the spiritual realm He was and is the first man, the Aleph. But He was manifested into this realm at such a time that He became the second or last man, the Tau. So, He is both the Aleph and He is also the Tau. He has both a spiritual body and physical body.

Ivrim (Hebrews) 10:5
Therefore when He comes into the world, He says,
“Sacrifice and offering You would not,
But a body You did prepare for Me;”

The body of Yeshua was prepared for Him to come into this world. He existed long before that in His spiritual body.

Tehillim (Psalm) 2:7
I will tell of the decree;
YHWH said to Me,
“You are My Son;
This day have I begotten You.”

It was in the day of Yeshua’s conception that a physical body was prepared for Him to come into this world as the second Man.

Ephesians 1:3-4
3 Blessed be the Elohim and Father of Adonenu Yeshua Mashiach, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Mashiach;
4 even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before Him in love.

Every person was chosen in Mashiach Yeshua before the world was ever created. But it would not be manifested until much later, each in his own time. Regardless of when a man has lived, either before Mashiach came into this realm or whether it was after Mashiach came into this realm, it is only by and through the Blood of Mashiach that one can have eternal life.

Furthermore, if one is going to live a victorious life, it must be done by and through that same Blood of Mashiach Yeshua. He has already won the victory. That victory was not won on Calvary, but rather that victory was manifest upon Mount Calvary. This is the clear teaching of Scripture when we listen to His Spirit.

Ma’aseh (Acts) 10:40-42
40 “Him Elohim raised up the third day, and gave Him to be made manifest,
41 not to all the people, but to witnesses that were chosen before of Elohim, even to us, who ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dead.
42 And He charged us to preach to the people, and to testify that this is He who is ordained of Elohim to be the Judge of the living and the dead.”

Mashiach Yeshua was manifested in exactly the right moment in the history of this world. His manifestation was not too early, nor was it too late; but at exactly the right moment He came into this world.

Galatians 4:4
but when the fullness of the time came, Elohim sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Torah.

Let us be thankful that YHWH in His great mercy is able to save all who believe upon Mashiach Yeshua, whether they lived before He came or after Mashiach Yeshua had already come.

Ivrim (Hebrews) 11:39-40
39 And these all, having had witness borne to them through their faith, received not the promise,
40 Elohim having provided some better thing concerning us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Who had faith before the manifestation of Mashiach? It is all those who lived before Him. Who will be perfected with us in the day of His full revelation? It is all who have had faith in Mashiach, both those before and those after Mashiach Yeshua.

ABBA YHWH, open our eyes that we may see; in the name of Yeshua our Mashiach we pray. Amein.

Shabbat Shalom
Zerubbabel ben Emunah