In John 8:31 in Bible Jesus encourages the Jews who believe Him so Jesus said, “If you hold onto Gospel ABIDING, Trusting completely in whole word of God Tanakh Bible one is truly Jesus’ disciple. Many Jews believe Jesus the Messiah working with Jesus as Apostles, first disciples and the followers of Jesus Christ. The Jews first preached Gospel so spread word of God. Jews wrote the Bible accounts of Jesus’of teachings so taught many followers, proselytes and pilgrims. Jews followers of Jesus lead many to be saved as they preach the Gospel globally. It is the Jews thus enabling salvation to start from Jerusalem into Judea reaching the uttermost parts of earth. In addition many Jews recognise Jesus True Messiah as King of Israel. Jews know the Tanakh Promises of God, all the miracles of God through prophets, Moses, Elijah, Elisha among numerous leaders of Israel. Jesus Came to fulfil Word of God so performs miracles. Often many Jews provided the places Jesus and disciples stayed during His Ministry on earth. Many more Jews believe Jesus Christ after seeing miracle resurrection of Lazarus proof of the True Gospel account recorded done by Jesus.John 12:11. Account of resurrection made many of the Jews to go over to Jesus and believed on Jesus. The resurrection news spread like wildfire fire on the miracle landscape as people saw beyond limited horizon the new dawn they were waiting for thousands of years throughout many generations. So the Jews saw a first hand miracle manifestation Power of Elohim God through Jesus. And Recognised Jesus Christ is Truly Son of God doing miracles because God is with Jesus. As Elohim was with old Testament prophet Noah, Lot so same I AM with Moses, Judges, Deborah, Joshua, Caleb or Joseph and Esther they read about in temples or the synagogues. For some reason, despite previous great miracles the resurrection of Lazarus was poignant for specific reasons. This took place during many more Jews gathering in Jerusalem towards the preparations to celebrate the Purim then later passover. Crowds gathered from all places under the heavens. The city was buzzing with people so busy Jesus delayed in response to raising Jairus daughterso did not rush to heal Lazarus His friend. People were astonished as to why Jesus, well received and looked after regularly by Lazarus and sisters Mary and Martha did not turn up when they needed him most to prevent death and loss of Lazarus life. Jesus after 4 days turned after burial funeral sisters panick give up all hope. Jesus told them they will see Lazarus now on same day.Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life so Has Power over death. Jesus called forth Lazarus from death back to life in the grave clothes. The crowd saw this great miracle stirs faith to impact believers so increasing their faith. Jesus’ Miracles do strengthen belief so impact causes many doubters to change the way of thinking. Many more accepted Jesus joined crowd preparing for passover. Soon after Jews witnessed Jesus miracle of raising dead Lazarus brother of Mary Martha caused quite big resonance among Jews. So Jews touched and moved many Jews went away so believed on Jesus. This Verse Stands out clearly in Gospel to show Jews believe in the New Testament as the fulfilment of old Testament. Miracle performances of Jesus raising dead Lazarus dramatisation resurrection hype overshadows precious jewel jem in this print text MANY JEWS BELIEVE JESUS YESHUA THE MESSIAH.
Rabbi Jesus taught Jews His Living Word Tanakh thoroughly. As Jesus is the Word Made Flesh Who Dwells among men to enlighten and direct them on Right path to God. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and and the Life. Jesus helped many Jews onto the Chosen Narrow Way for people who truly love God. Walking in Spirit and in Truth out from spirit of error of world. Translated into Kingdom of Glorious Gospel of Light Jesus Light of the world. Jews previous misconception of Jesus’ Vision and Mission CHANGED. Some thought Jesus Came to liberate from Roman Greek rule disappointed Jesus did not use His Power to liberate them. Jesus told them His Kingdom is not the worldy government they wanted from Jesus. Intially unenthusiastic about all God’s plans and purpose in Jesus for them but the miracle of Lazarus caused so many to change their minds. Jesus emphasised to many believe so remain in Jesus the True Vine so Jewish believers branches. Jesus encourages all believers to continue in obedience staying connected in Tanakh’s and Christ’s Teachings as God’s Children to endure to end. Jesus is the NEW COVENANT GOD’S Only Chosen Way Approved by God. Jesus says to Jews who believe Him, If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples. So Jesus reassures them, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish but to fulfill stated in Matthew 5:17. Jesus told Jews ABIDE to remain strong in faith as His Disciples for Jesus knew Jews and all who believe Him face challenges to abandon faith to old way of thinking. People try to portray quite often Yeshua Jesus had little appreciation for Judaic oral laws. Many Jews recognize Jesus Yeshua Holy Man as observant Jew many called Him Rabbi, meaning Master or Teacher of the law oral and written. Rabbi Yeshua, told the crowds His disciples, Pharisees He Sits in Moses’ seat. Jesus recognized Jewish official right to make the rulings judgments according to Scripture and oral tradition. Oral laws, traditions are akin to judges interpreting law of land based on past interpretations by the other judges. Authority to rule to make judgments on God’s will began as Moses accepted father-in-law Jethro’s advice to share leadership burden with 70 elders community in Exodus 18:13–26. The oral law itself is originated with instructions Adonai gave Moses on Mount Sinai. These laws were passed down orally as well as through written word. First Mishnah compilation of oral traditions Tractate Avot states “Moses received Torah at Sinai transmitted it to Joshua, Joshua transmitted it to the Elders, the Elders transmitted it to the Prophets, and the Prophets transmitted it to the men of the Great Assembly. So they said three things: Be deliberate in judgment, raise many students, make a protective fence for the Torah.” Pirkei Avot, a section of Mishnah first major written redaction of the Oral Law devoted to ethics, traces an unbroken span of teachings originated at Sinai. Teachings written down part of 10 Commandments and patch scrolls nearly 1,500 years after Sinai, believed to be faithfully preserved.Yeshua Among the Doctors, by James Tissot. Yeshua was fully conversant with the Word of God and the oral laws to such a degree that He amazed the elders and teachers of the Law. Many occasions He revealed deeper spiritual truths within the traditions of the day, and sometimes objected to traditions that nullified the Torah. This caused friction with some Pharisees. Though some of the elders and teachers of the law in Yeshua’s day claimed that He wanted to destroy Temple to change traditions as delivered through Moses in Acts 6:12–14. But Yeshua did not come to do away with Temple, law or customs of His day; rather, He foresaw Temple’s destruction due to sin and came to reveal the One to whom Scriptures point, One the traditions were intended to Honour.
Judaism traditionally believes the Torah cannot be fully understood without the oral law. If one rejects the oral law, such as the Karaites do, it is said one will end up creating a new oral law that does not originate from Sinai, but from subjective interpretations or the imagination. The oral law deals with two main categories: Halakha — legal decisions regarding the precise way a commandment is to be performed; and Haggada nonprescriptive elements meant to inspire edify,rabbinic stories, sermons, commentaries relating to the Tanakh or Old Covenant Jewish life. The Babylonian Talmud contains much of the Halakha and Haggada compiled written form by AD 600 with about 2.5 million words. Within these words are a wide variety of traditions, folklore, and laws. Many are at odds with one another and with Scripture; yet, there is room for the traditional Judaism, which by its nature is based on evolving traditions and ideas.
Studying the Talmud in Photo by Mishna. Jesus highlighted Tanakh with examples found in elaborate system of ablutions the act of washing parts of body, carried out with prescribed gestures. The system developed out of Levitical law regarding cleanliness. The traditions developed regarding these ablutions became so embedded in Jewish thought for example the Talmud says Rabbi Akhibha would have proudly died of thirst rather than omit the preliminary washing of hands. His adamant view about this ritual could be because the Talmud also explains that a demon sits on unwashed hands. Today, for instance in the public bathrooms in Israel plastic bucket is tied to bathroom faucets for Orthodox Jews use. Complete washing properly, means water poured 3 times, intermittently, over each hand to ensure no germs spread. This is said to remove an evil spirit from one’s fingers. By contrast, a Pharisee asked Yeshua to eat with him, Yeshua “ went in reclined at the table. When the Pharisee saw it, he was surprised that He had not first ceremonially washed before the meal.”
Yeshua used this tradition to help Pharisees see deeper truth about the importance of spiritual cleanliness and holiness, and for those in spiritual leadership. Yeshua told them, “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness Luke 11:37–39. In another example Pharisees berate Yeshua for allowing His disciples who were hungry to “glean” wheat while passing through field on Matthew 12:1–8. The written law states that no work is to be done on the Sabbath in Exodus 20:10; Deuteronomy 5:14. So what exactly does “work” mean? The oral laws traditions define work, interpreting it to mean that picking grain is work. Yeshua placed the hunger of His talmidim over concerns about working on the Sabbath, and there is definitely room for this within Judaism. Yeshua reminded them that King David and his men ate the priestly showbread in the Temple. This was unlawful to do because it was only for the priests — but they were hungry.
In highlighting this principle, Yeshua revealed both God and David elevate mercy. Yeshua Jesus proclaims His Authority and again points spiritual leaders to an deeper spiritual truth, saying: “I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. For the Son of Man is Lord of Sabbath.” This radically bold declaration by Yeshua place Himself above Sabbath, Sabbath traditions and interpretations, and the teachers of the Law. But Yeshua did not challenge aspects of keeping Shabbat. He and followers participated in order of service in a synagogue even though Scripture does not prescribe order. It is traditional Jesus attends the Temple.
The first synagogue Yeshua entered after mikvah baptism by John in hometown Nazareth on Shabbat. He used custom of liturgical reading to declare He is fulfillment of what Isaiah 61:1–3. “As scroll of prophet Isaiah handed to Him. Unrolling it, He found the place where it is written ‘The Spirit of the LORD is on Me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’ He rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in synagogue were fastened on Him. He began saying to them, ‘Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing in Luke 4:17–21. As custom, apostle Paul entered the synagogue on Sabbath. In front of people “reasoned with them from Scriptures, explaining and proving the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead. ‘This Yeshua I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah,’ he said in Acts 17:2–3; Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 9:6–7; 52:13–53:12; Zechariah 12:10–13:1; Psalm 16:7–11, 22:1–31; Micah 5:2.
Yeshua Lived as Observant Jew. Most people do not realize Yeshua was born into traditional Jewish family followed the Jewish laws and traditions of His day. Circumcised and presented at the Temple for the purification ritual.
Throughout His life, He dressed as Jew, prayed as a Jew, and lived as a Jew. This is reflected in New Covenant writings. “When the set time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law in Galatians 4:4; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 2:21–52. Yeshua not only followed the written Torah, He practiced the oral Torah. Therefore, Yeshua wore tefillin phylacteries in the way prescribed by tradition. We know Jesus Conformed to the accepted dress code by wearing the tallit with tzitzit woman seeking healing touched fringes or tassels of His garment in Matthew 9:20; see also Mark 6:56.
He participated in the Holy Day festivals, including those that are not commanded in the Torah. Jesus walked through colonnade at the Temple during the traditional Feast of Dedication, known as Hanukkah. On at least one occasion, He used this tradition as an opportunity to shine the light on the truth of His identity as Messiah, telling the Jews that had gathered. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about Me, but you do not believe because you are not My sheep. My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, they follow Me. I give them eternal life so they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of My Hand in John 10:25–28. Here Yeshua Proclaims His authority often. We see this again when He attended the Festival of Sukkot Tabernacles.“On the last and greatest day of festival, Yeshua stood and said in loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.
For whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within in John 7:37–38. Yeshua proclaims Messiahship the same moment so Kohen Priest poured out a water oblation to God in thanksgiving in as Leviticus 23:33–44. We see from Luke 22:7–22 the night Yeshua arrested, He led a traditional Passover Seder.In doing so, Jesus clearly links the Seder’s liturgical custom of breaking unleavened bread and drinking wine to Own Body to be pierced, and His blood, Spilled Covers the sins of the world. “He took the bread gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you in Luke 22:19–20.
As Master Jewish Teacher, Yeshua deeply concerned about sharing Kingdom truth leading all into eternal life with God. So He sharply rebuked those who led people away from truth by man-made laws and practices not divinely inspired. So Jesus Recognized authority and the hypocrisy of the Pharisees and called them out on it: “Yeshua said to the crowds and to His disciples: ‘The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So be careful to do everything they tell you but do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but are not willing to lift a finger to move them in Matthew 23:1–4. Yeshua warns hypocrisy pharisaical leaders who elevate custom tradition to contradict written commands of God Himself.
He told these leaders: “Isaiah was right when he prophesied hypocrites; as it is written: …They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules. So let go of commands of God and are holding on to human traditions in Mark 7:6–8; Isaiah 29:13. The oral traditions are studied so taught by all ordained Rabbis who sit in an official capacity as scholar, interpreter and judge of the law like the Pharisees only without a Temple system.
To guide them in their interpretation of the law is the Mishnah and Gemorah — the Talmud. Including in their resources are notables living at time of Yeshua as Hillel (110 BC–AD 10) and Shammai (50 BC–AD 30), 2 scholars with opposing ideas. Sadly, vast majority of traditions, folklore and interpretations developed after destruction of the Temple (AD 70) about the identity of the Messiah refute Yeshua’s claim as Messiah, deny arrival of New Covenant as prophet Jeremiah 31:31–34 prophesied. In fact, profound prophecies about the Messiah in Hebrew Scriptures are not read in synagogues.
So important mission of all believers is to pray for Israel and Jews to bring these prophecies to Jewish People in context sensitive to Jewish tradition and custom so the identity of Messiah is no longer hidden but revealed. Yeshua Says, “I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (John 12:32). The Messianic Prophecy in Bible Lifts Yeshua up so the Jewish People will be drawn to Him and receive salvation. Be a part of Adonai’s end-time plan for the complete restoration of Israel by helping us bring the love of God to the Holy Land and the nations. “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. On My Servants men and women, and young peopleWill Pour out My Spirit in those days to prophesy. So I will show wonders in heavens above and signs on the earth below and all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved in Acts 2:17–21. The harvest is plentiful, but workers few so Ask the Lord of the harvest, to send workers into Harvest field in Luke 10:2. So in God’s end-time Kingdom YESHUA MESSIAH Jew Rules Over all people on earth as prepared by God so will happen in Jesus Name. All Jews and the Gentiles saved will dwell together as one loving family under the Power Authority and Dominion of King of Kings of Israel. Many Jews believe in Jesus so continue to accept Jesus Yeshua and sponsoring Gospel of God in Jesus.