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The Character and Commands of our Messiah
Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I shall give you rest.
Luke 10:22 “All has been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and he to whom the Son wishes to reveal Him.”
We are grateful of His grace and mercy to reveal such things that will bring us into unity with both יהושע Yahusha and the Father.
It only makes sense that if we desire to be like the Messiah (יהושע Yahusha), and do His commands, we should have an outline of His commands and His character. This document is an attempt to provide to us such an outline.
In the Name, in the Character, in the Personality of
Luke 9:48: and said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in My Name receives Me. And whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all, he shall be great.”
Matthew 24:5 “For many shall come in My Name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they shall lead many astray.
The Hebrew word שם (shem) can mean to breath. And in ancient Hebrew thinking, the breath of a man represents his character as in his personality. In Hebrew we can think of all the aspects of a word all at the same time. Another feeling of the word shem is a name, as in the name of a person. To the early Hebrew thinker, the name of a person was more than an identifier as we use it here in the West, a person’s name denoted their character, personality, a remembrance, a place, or their function in life.
Consider these things, when we strive for the understanding of the phrase, “doing something in the name of…”. When we do something in the name of someone else we are representatives of and are doing something that emulates their character or personality.
So in the verses above when we do this, we are to be in a state of emulation of the same character, and personality of the Father, Son, and The Set Apart Spirit (Ruach). Yes this is saying to us that we can have the same character, and personality as the Father and the Son and the The Set Apart Spirit ( The Ruach Ha Qodesh). We are never told to do something that we cannot accomplish. Our Father wants us to be successful. As a matter of fact it is our Father’s desire to be one with us. We know this from the Hebrew word echad (unity), which besides other things addresses Father’s desire to be one with us, which to our Father is like a strong and deep desire to quench one’s thirst. We want to be one with Him, and He wants to be one with us too.
In order for us to take on the character and personality of the Messiah we better known by heart His character and rehearse being like Him. And we need to know the commands of יהושע Yahusha. As we read above we are to do things in His Name, and in the next verse Matthew 28:20, we are to teach His commands. So we better know them so we can teach them.
Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amein.