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Rabbi Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel

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Rabbi Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel

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Since we will be taking calls today. Sit back and enjoy this prerecorded show of Rabbi Jesus anciently: Rev. like like Rev. Christ carefully founded Christianity right stage for the line of fire with your host activist and author, international speaker and theologian Dr. Michael Brown your voice of moral cultural and spiritual revolution Michael Brown is the director of the coalition of conscience and president of fire school of ministry get into the line of fire now by calling 866-34-TRUTH 866-34-TRUTH paradigm is Dr. Michael Brown thanks for joining us friends on a lot of our broadcast Michael Brown. So glad to be with you on this Thursday thoroughly Jewish Thursday will refocus on things related to is related to the Jewish people related to reaching out to the Jewish people with the good news of Messiah.

I'm not going be taking calls today I want to get in a lot of content so this this can be a day we we go through the Scriptures and give you some insights as to why in the New Testament, Jesus is called Rabbi, but please write this number down. You can call throughout the broadcast inchoate right after the shows. Well, 1-800-278-9978.

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Pray with me for grace and anointing is as I have a major writing deadline to get out what I believe it will be the best outreach tool we've ever produced that the number one chance of a Jewish person that wants to find out more about who this Jesus Yeshua really is and and it's tell you more about it. Very shortly am eager to give out the details, but please pray if you believe in what we do and I will remind you, especially if you haven't been listening a while that as we have major radio obligations to meet and upon meeting those the opportunity to continue to expand the potential to expand into more and more cities all over America. We have a generous gift that will come away from an anonymous donor up to $40,000. They could be sewn into this work work by every dollar that comes in becomes a dollar 50 every hundred dollars becomes $150 so so as a supplement which you given credited to more money and in a major focus of what we do here on the line of fire is Jewish ministry Jewish outreach that we we equip people to reach other Jews with the gospel. We help Jewish believers, be strong in the faith, and we reach Jewish people who've never heard you don't know the Lord with a major release of a lot of material coming very soon in Hebrew by God's grace to circulate all over Israel.

So so into what were doing and can I appeal to every pastor listening how much of your budget.

Do you put into Jewish ministry Jewish outreach may Paul did say the gospel is God's power, power, salvation to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Also to the Gentile. I don't believe that he meant simply historically that that's how it happened that first, the gospel and to Jewish people after the Gentiles, but because Paul continue that pattern where the city went into even if you get rejected the last go to the next city and bring the message to Jewish people first and then after that he would if there were Jewish people in the city that's were he would start it even if you don't read the Scripture that way.

The fact is this is very very important to God's heart reaching Jewish people with the good news of their own Messiah would you not agree and it's a certain spiritual debt that every believer has because this is Israel's Messiah, Israel's God is Israel's holy book, the Bible, Israel's apostles, Israel's prophets that that were talking about. And yet the nation of Israel, the people of Israel by large remain lost sheep need to hear the good news so so so from your mission's budget and torque put us on your mission's budget on a regular basis. You'll never make a better investment in terms of making a difference for the kingdom. So the number again 1-800-278-9978 1-800-278-9978. It is true from from all the historical documents of which I am aware in early Jewish sources that the first one is called Rabbi, Jesus, and the other one was John the Baptist Rabbi John the Baptist: Johnny Mercer is selected, you'll come on, peel back the line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown get into the minor fire now by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown about Rabbi Jesus Rabbi Yeshua is it right to say that he was a rabbi, it is it wrong to say he founded Christianity to the two things go hand-in-hand or are they in contradiction to what extent can be placed historically as a first century, Rabbi. It's Thursday thoroughly Jewish Thursday here on the line of fire. Wednesday will focus on the world Tuesday teaching Monday my musings Friday.

You've got questions, we've got answers Thursday thoroughly Jewish Thursday. So what I want to do on a monthly taking calls today, but again please write down this number and throughout the broadcast. I encourage urge you to call and stand with us. Look at this is kind of a radio phone instead of a telethon is risking everyone. It's blessed by this broadcast to so animal to give large or small, that will then be multiplied to the gift of an anonymous donor friend of a friend, 1-800-278-9978 1-800-278-9978 online ask Dr. you can stand with us right on the homepage. Ask Dr. quite a number of times in the Gospels, Jesus is called Rabbi and Johnny Mercer. His older cousin was called Rabbi so chronologically. Johnny Mercer, John the Baptist would have the title. After successfully. Rabbi John the Baptist writes it would be like saying the mullah Mohammed and in Islam is that of Mohammed the prophet Mohammed that the Christian priest or something like that.

It sounds like were mixing religions.

But again, it reminds us of how far we have departed from the Jewish roots of faith, but chronologically John the a Mercer was was called Rabbi before Jesus was, but is recorded in Scripture, it is mentioned that Jesus is called Rabbi first evident in John one out what it'd need. It was not a formal position that the formal position I should say the ordained recognize position of Rabbi someone who received was called Smith, which is ordination, but which literally means that the laying on of hands that formal recognition did not happen until after the second Temple was destroyed so after the year 70, and therefore 40 years minimal after the time of Jesus versus a 40 after the time of Jesus, but Rabbi was was a term of honor, a term of of recognition, a term of esteem so someone would be called Rabbi many times in the New Testament we see Jesus called teacher that would be equivalent to rabbis.

Literally, my master, my teacher that mastering terms of sleigh but master in terms of the good of a gifted teacher that was look to the people would follow.

So without question Jesus did you was a rabbi and a rabbi in terms of a contemporary Congregational leader but a rabbi in terms of in that generation. So that would be looked at as a popular teacher that we gather disciples around him now. There is a quote that it's it's actually fairly well-known in Jewish circles. Perhaps an older Jewish scholarship earlier this century to see it more, but it comes from Julius Val house. He knew he was a German Bible curriculum for 1844 in 1918 and he's most famous in Old Testament circles for developing a particular theory of the authorship of the Pentateuch that the five books of Moses that were really not from Moses. According to Val house and their other German scholars who had some of these used before him and that he fully developed it so is so it's a very famous critical Bible theory and an Val house and was was no friend of ancient Judaism. He was, not one that was enthralled with ancient Judaism to to him, though the law of the Pentateuch that that represented a lower level of spirituality. All the laws and things like that so he did not have which would say was a high view of ancient Judaism.

You could say Judaism in general. By the way, for those of our family will look them up. It's spelled with a W, but of course German W normally pronounced as as of the who. It's interesting than that. He's often quoted by by Jewish scholars, especially of the last generation in before this is what he said.

Jesus was not a Christian. He was a Jew. He did not preach a new faith, but taught men to do the will of God, in his opinion, is also not of the Jews, the will of God was to be found in the law of Moses, and in other books of Scripture. Jesus was not a Christian. He was the will of course it's true there was no such thing as Christian at that time.

A Christian is a term is only used three times in the New Testament, and any it comes some years after the Lord's resurrection and it's your first use in Antioch were Gentiles and Jews are together believing in Jesus as Messiah and it did predominantly identify the Gentiles, but it seems it's the way that all those first followers Jew and Gentile alike were being identified and they were being identified as.

As such, probably in a derogatory way and in fact, in the ancient Greek world that the the work Chris toss the equipment of Messiah in the ancient Greek world leisure Jew that were did not have a lot of meaning to you.

It was taken as a title is a name. Many thought it was Christoph. They got the name wrong so these were the people identify with this Questar's character so Christian was just a way to be like mocking someone who quote followed me and calling them up around night or or mocking someone that's supported Ron Paul and calling them up all light or something like that. That's what it was. The word Christianity doesn't even become developed until the second century and even the term Christian, which occurs in acts 11 acts 26 and first Peter four was not widely used as a self designation by the believers to say Jesus was not a Christian. Of course he was.

Not to say he founded Christianity true and false true in terms of the faith in Jesus as the Christ as the Messiah. As the son of God comes from him.

He is the founder the pioneer the author and the finisher of our faith in terms of Christianity as it developed through the centuries known about your comp claim.

A lot of those developments on Jesus, a Shia cone is a Jewish professor. He's taught at Jewish theological seminary, Harvard University, Brown University, as far as I know and and he reminds us of how Jesus have about Jewish Jesus was.

Was Jesus a Jew and of course Jesus was a Jew. He says he was born the Jewish mother in Galilee Jewish part of the world all of his friends, associates, colleagues, disciples, all the virtues. He regularly worshiped in Jewish communal worship what we call synagogue he preached from Jewish texts from the Bible.

He celebrated the Jewish festivals was born, lived, died, taught as a Jew and then Prof. Joseph Klausner, who began teaching at Hebrew University about 90 years ago, one of the early professors at Hebrew University. He wrote a book Jesus of Nazareth wrote it in Hebrew. This is to be read by by fellow Jews and the book was controversial from a Christian viewpoint. In fact, the, the Christian pastor and scholar who translated it into English came under a lot of flack for doing so is obviously not a book that Christians would be at home with them anyways but but a book that was important for scholarship was important because you wrote it was important for many new things to say about Jesus but this widget what Joseph Klausner wrote his book Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus keeps the scenario more ceremonial laws like an observant Jew. He was fringes come back to that little while that the ritual for angels the French as the tassels required a numbers Deuteronomy. He goes up to Jerusalem to keep the faith, feast of unleavened bread. He celebrates that the Seder which is the traditional Passover meal. He blesses the bread and the unleavened cakes, embrace them and says the blessing over the wine.

He dips that the various herbs into the process, which is a mixture of chopped nuts and apples wine spices that see that the Passover Seder traditionally regarded as symbolic of the mortar used by Israelite slaves in Egypt.

He drinks the 4 cups of wine for against the Passover meal and Eddie concludes with the Halal a prayer based on the Psalms were all of these things, and in detail the erosive example that particular part of the meal, and place there perhaps some debate that, but we Klausner sales Jesus was a Jew of his time there is no question about his issues were with some of the Jewish traditions, not with the law itself because that was from his father. Yes, he was a Jew, a Jew of his time he he was born King of the Jews, and he died King of the Jews, but there is more there is more to this story. He was also a rabbi. What does that mean were granted take that up in the next part of the broadcast. What would that mean in the first century of this error and in what ways was he more than a rabbi.

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Once the soul into it wants to do exactly what Paul said in Romans 15 as he was ministering to Gentile believers and said if you have been enriched spiritually by this Jewish heritage. In other words, the Jewish Messiah in these Jewish apostles in the streets working. If you have been enriched spiritually, then certainly you can help financially. So that's our appeal to help us on this radio broadcast 1-800-278-9978 the number to call call throughout the program. Right after the program, 1-800-278-9978 not to get on other broadcasts, but the soul into the broadcast. You have questions that come up from today show will be taking her calls is always tomorrow gobbling so please so 1-800-278-9978 or online. Ask Dr. in case you just tuned in young to listen this week. Every gift that comes in is being multiplied by generous anonymous donor. So this is a wonderful way to multiply your funds for Jewish ministry to quickly review Jesus was not a rabbi in the sense of a contemporary Congregational rabbi number one number two Jesus was now a rabbi in an officially ordained sense that the.exist in his day, but Jesus tissue. It was called rabbi by his disciples Trent, my master, my teacher and it was a title for a popular leader, a popular teacher in that day who would have certain characteristics would gather disciples around himself at the a look at those characteristics in a moment. Now you shoe it was much more than just a rabbi, otherwise we wouldn't be talking about him today and we would: the Savior of the world that there is absolutely something very important foundational he that we must realize when we look at him as a rabbi now it is true to say that he is the most famous rabbi that ever lived. Think of that, the most influential Jew in the most famous rabbi who ever lived. We must reclaim him and recognize him for who he is and who he was when he returns. His return is the line of the tribe of Judah. Yes EEs is still as a man maintains a certain identity chew on that one right now. He often opposed traditions of his day, many others, he lived by going to the synagogue that was a pharisaical innovation having synagogues instead of just the temple worship. He participated in those things he did many things that other Jews were doing and as of the Pharisees were due from what we could see in Scripture and yet he had issue with some of the tradition sum is reflected in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Some is reflected in the later rabbinic writings and it was those traditions that he said made the word of God, Ford talks about that. For example, in Mark the seventh chapter, but his issue is not with the law of God with the tour of Moses given by his father to Israel is really through his mediation. The fact is, he said he came to fulfill what was written in the Torah and the law and the prophets to bring to fulfillment. That which God had spoken of everything up to that point. So he lived as a Torah observant Jew which he rejected was often traditional application of it or wrong approaches to it are warm wrong ways of relating to it. So he also would've looked the part we saw Joseph Klausner from Hebrew University almost 100 years ago talked about Jesus wearing ritual fringes. These required by the law of Moses. The tassels the fringes that this deep blue, purple, bluish color that that would mark the people of Israel at that was actually us what what royalty would wear than it because it came from a particular snail call the HeLa zone, and it was a very expensive die ultimately with the Jewish people unable to obtain the die anymore. Sometime after in centuries after the time of Jesus. They decided that they would just have fringes that were white because in their view and their tradition it had to be this particular dire, they couldn't have the color at all. That's why you'll see traditional Jews with these fringes that they have the undergarment like an undershirt. That's that that has this the fringes on the present where the old Middle Eastern clothing anymore. So those hang out from the side of their pants from their shirt why it's to look at them. Remember the commandments of God.

That's why God gave it Numbers 15 Deuteronomy chapter 22 Jesus more than us.

His close have is how do we know we know because the Greek word when the tour was being translated into Greek was for the Septuagint couple hundred years before the time of Jesus. The Greek word that was used for fringe tassels, the word cross been done in Greek. And that's the word that's used in the New Testament word where Jesus rebukes some of the hypocritical religious leaders for making the tassels really long they wanted to put on an outward show and demonstrate how spiritual they were. That's the word that's used. It's also the word that's used when it when people touch quote the hem of his garment and were healed.

It better not to translate with him as many modern translations recognize, but with fringe and you realize that's that's hanging out leave a little further, you are just touch that I can be healed.

That is how Jesus issue looked warm and he called rabbi will look at some of the supernatural associations with him being called rabbi, but look at this, Nicodemus knocked them on and in Hebrew ruler of the Jews. John chapter 3 others, a man of the Pharisees. They knocked him on Nicodemus, ruler of the Jews.

This man came to Jesus by night and said to them. Rabbi know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him. No one can do the signs you do unless God is with him so that he is different.

He is a miracle worker of unusual caliber.

Therefore, God must be weather but so how does Nicodemus address matters knocked among address rabbi, because that would be the term of respect for a Jewish teacher Jewish leader that gather disciples around himself. So what are some of the things of first century Jewish rabbi would do well.

He gathered together a group of disciples students and in the Hebert style redeem these these devoted learners that that would follow him for such a rabbi would instruct his disciples in God's word offers interpretations of first century rabbi would encourage his disciples to acts of piety and devotion first century rabbi would make legal pronouncements or settle legal disputes. These are some of the things that Jesus issue.

What did I want to open them up a little bit more in the next half hour, but for those that that are to be leaving me in a few minutes or getting out of your car I wanted to at least go through this list, but in many many many different ways.

Jesus was more than a rabbi and I want to focus on that as well.

Remember, Paul wrote to the Romans that the gospel is the power of God's salvation is for everyone, yes, but it's first for the Jew, then for the Gentile first and foremost a message to the Jewish people about their Messiah because he is the Messiah of Israel. Therefore, the Savior of the world and and and Paul said he was a debtor to bring the gospel to all people. Yes, first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. Can I ask every one of you who listens to this broadcast is derived benefit from a stand with us and help us build the first one, 800-278-9978 or online. I asked Dr. Brown got a little more time at 1-800-278-9978. Call today stand with us friends. We will be taking calls today. Sit back and enjoy this prerecorded show if the line of fire with your host activist and author internationals leader and theologian Dr. Michael Brown voice of more cultural and spiritual revolution generated a line of ironbound by calling 866 Michael Brown thank you so much for delighted to be with you on this Thursday thoroughly Jewish Thursday. Our focus is on rabbi Jesus Jesus issue with the first person in recorded history to be called rabbi, according to the historical documents of which I am aware the first one to be called rabbi chronologically his older cousin John John the Baptist. But in those John the Mercer some call them you'll come on the a Mercer to underscore his Jewishness.

Some you'll come on, Bill turn the whole thing into Hebrew, but he was called rabbi chronologically before Jesus, but in terms of the documents Jesus called rabbi. First he's the one it's first mentioned as such. There was no formal ordination of rabbis at that time that they came a generation plus after that. But there was recognition of gifted teachers that would gather disciples around them. Jesus was called rabbi.

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I make the announcement several times this because most people don't have the luxury of listening to the whole hour you're in the car for a few minutes you get a chance to tune in, so want to make sure everyone can provide for homepage and donate asked Dr. ask Dr. in it. Jesus was that a rabbi like a modern Congregational rabbi Civil War first century rabbi duty, he gather Tony Dean disciples devoted students he gather them around himself. Remember, the great commission is for the disciples. The tall redeem to go into all the world and make people into Tommy Dean make them into disciples that will follow Jesus rabbi teacher Lord. Now of course when Jesus died and rose from the dead their recognition of who he was. The disciples recognition of who he was expanded massively.

Of course, but they followed him in a reverential way as teacher as rabbi and even recognized him as son of God. Jesus taught Matthew 1024.

A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It's an effort disciple would be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. So what would first century rabbi do what instruct his disciples in God's word. First, he gather disciples around himself. One of the most famous sayings in the in the mission early rabbinic tradition put in writing about 200 years after the time of Jesus is to make many disciples and his messianic Jewish scholar David Stern noted teachers both itinerant like issue and settled one's attracted followers who wholeheartedly gave themselves over to their teachers, though not in a mindless way, as happens today in some cults the essence of the relationship is one of trust in every area of living and its goal was to make the tall needs like his rabbi in knowledge, wisdom, and ethical behavior. So we gather disciples around himself and then what else would he do a first century rabbi would instruct his disciples in God's word and offer his interpretations and and we know in fact that that Jesus was constantly teaching that that when Matthew records his his activities. Matthew for Matthew 90, sums it up is saying teaching in the synagogues, preaching because that is the kingdom, and healing every sickness and disease and throughout the New Testament of well over 40 times. Jesus is quoting Scripture. Jesus is interpreting Scripture issue is telling us what the word really means in opening up just like a first century rabbi you really keep developing this and then show you the ways that that he distinguished himself.

Many of the rabbi live.

Today's the day to someone doing help us in Jewish ministry one 800-2789 97 for plan by the Expo line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown voice and more cultural and spiritual revolution. Here again is Dr. Michael Brown friends on one of our broadcast Michael Brown. So glad to be with you on this Thursday. Please write this number down. I'm not taking phone calls, but this is number to call to stand with us at a critical time in our ministry at a real crossroads as we meet radio obligations and have the opportunity is as we do to continue to expand into more cities across America we have a generous donor of an anonymous friend of a friend who wants to sell into what were doing and will multiply every gift that comes in, so please call 1-800-278-9978. Yeah, I'm talking you know exactly yes if you believe in this broadcast believable redoing know the importance of it get behind this, would you do that and pastors put us on your mission's budget will how much you sowing into Jewish ministry. How much are sowing into Jewish outreach. How much are sowing into the kind of things that we do. Just just in terms of Jewish ministry outreach put us in your mission budget sure 1-800-278-9978 one time give monthly torchbearers join us. 1-800-278-9978 or donate online. Ask Dr. Jesus Yeshua the rabbi.

He's often called rabbi in the New Testament, yet he was more than just a first century rabbi of Prof. Geiser vermis one of the world authorities on the Dead Sea Scrolls professor for many years at Oxford University, and the author of what five books, at least on Jesus. He pointed out that the Bible played a fundamental part in the religious and literary creativity of the Jews in the intra-test a mental error which means the period from roughly 200 BC to 200 A.D. with the career of Jesus falling almost exactly in the middle. Vermis notes that in their teaching and interpretive activity Jewish masters. Jewish teachers made use of the Bible their holy Scripture.

In simple and complex ways and he lays out five main types of Scripture interpretation that were found in the entire gamut of Jewish literature of that day so the different Jewish literature be Dead Sea Scrolls beautiful bike was called jubilees be at the earliest development of the rabbinic literature did numerous different ways of interpretation.

He has five main categories and finds it a 4/5 categories are found in the synoptic Gospels.

Four out of the five categories are found by Jesus or the authors of of Matthew Mark Luke Fassett will insert a rabbi teacher of the day would do this. This is a midrash or a rabbinic saying our rabbi sale and not the parable be lightly esteemed in your eyes since by means of the parable. A man can master the words of the Torah. Jesus taught in parables all the time.

Did he not, that was typical for rabbi teachers of the day of first century rabbi would encourage his disciples to the acts of piety and devotion, and Jesus constantly did that constantly urging them to to minister to the poor to the hurting to the need as well as to live godly lives in the first century rabbi would make legal pronouncements or settle legal disputes as I've been asking you to be praying for me, covenant, and together with me in prayer of for this Jewish outreach project I'm working on the most important Jewish outreach book that I have written and one that I believe is going to be wonderfully used by the Lord to get into the hands of many, many Jewish people. I will be sharing more about that with you very very soon. Trust me. As soon as I can sure more will is a mystery to pray for me because I just got old less than 10 days to complete the manuscript so we can get it out in an extraordinarily timely way the whole stories is somewhat miraculous which will share with you, but I've got that one of the chapters and in this book is going to talk about rabbi Jesus and yet how he was far more than a rabbi, so, so everything I'm getting into here in far greater depth in a very enjoyable way you'll find in the book 1st century rabbi would make legal pronouncements or settle legal disputes. That's why the different Jewish teachers of the day came to Jesus and where you stand on this restatement divorced up somewhere try to trap him. We understand that an end when some Pharisees came and asked him his views. Some look at that as if he was on the outside and hostile to the Pharisees.

Others look at it that that he was a Pharisee and there are different Pharisee groups and where did he stand, but in either case, it was expected that he would say where he stood, and in certain ways he did go ahead and make legal pronouncements. Okay, here's where I stand on divorce. Here's rest and on this issue.

This is now how you have to live with that being said, Jesus stands out from every rabbi who ever lived. It's a mistake to just multiply parallels the sale you see Jesus as his first century Jews believe this. Jesus taught this rabbi's did this, Jesus did this fight and do it.

IIII have massive commentaries in my library that deal with these issues and give the Jewish background to the New Testament, and it's important it's essential is foundational, but that background just underscores how unique Jesus was how he stood out. That's why were talking about that rabbi and not another rabbi. That's why most all the world the vast, vast majority of human beings in the world in the world know the name of this rabbi Jesus rabbi shoe but they don't know the name of Rabbi Keever. They don't know the name of Hillel who is an older contemporary of Jesus. What makes him so unique. How does he stand out from every rabbi who ever lived.

Let me let me give you at least five different aspects five different ways were Jesus, Yeshua, rabbi, Jesus, Yeshua stood out from every rabbi who ever lived. Give the number to call not to get on the air.

You can call with your questions tomorrow if you want to follow-up in today's broadcast.

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Online asked Dr. come on, just think if I was not here speaking these things to you know where. Think of how empty your life would be. Think of the difference are making but but in all seriousness by God's grace we are making a difference and it it thrills my heart when we hear from Jewish people who have come to faith through our materials through her website and when I know that Jewish people do not believe in Jesus. Listen to this broadcast okay. One thing that was unique about rabbi Jesus rabbi Yeshua beyond what a normal rabbi would do if he really reached out to the marginalized and the disenfranchised. He he was constantly criticized for hanging out with the sinners not sinning with them not partying with them but hang out with him eating and drinking with them having meals together that the notorious tax collectors who were really corrupt that the the prostitutes but but what happened when he was with them.

Many in the gay and lesbian community points to Jesus and say he was inclusive and you should be inclusive.

Jesus hung out with these people, yes, but he did not practice what I call affirmation all inclusion he didn't affirm people where they were. He met them where they were and transform them.

I call the transformational inclusion. That's the kind of inclusion we need to practice so CKS notorious corrupt tax collector. Jesus calls him by name obviously revealed to him by the Lord must somehow he knew only assume calls him by name by revelation.

The only eat at your house and eat is as it is your only man you don't know is different on all event he brought his holiness into that sinful environment is a case instantly repented and was a changed man. What a rabbi not your every day first century rabbi.

In fact, he reached out so much to the marginalized, to the disenfranchised that he depicted himself as the great Shepherd of the sheep. The shepherd would lay down his life for the sheep and then give them eternal life, and they their parish and no one could pluck I was and not your average first century Jewish rabbi number two. Rabbi Jesus was a miracle worker like no other rep. Rabbi Jesus was a miracle worker like Tortorella. Some of the miracles he worked were parallel to the miracles of the Old Testament prophets work like Elisha feeding a crowd. But Jesus did it in ways that mean massively exceeded what went before and then there were some rabbis and that the following generations that were known as miracle workers in the Jewish community but but none could light a candle to rabbi Jesus the miracle working out you still want to bring that up in terms of being a rabbi because he is often called rabbi in context where miracles or worked for. For example, blind Bart Emmaus. Jesus calls them out what you want me to do for you and the blindness is rabbi. I want to see not rabbi. I want to learn first rabbis were teachers but rabbi I want to see before he goes to raise Lazarus from the dead. One of his disciples addresses him as rabbi after he curses the figtree his disciples call him rabbi at and after he walks on the water in John six meets his disciples in a boat limits the stronger is the on the other side when people meet up with them the next day what I say rabbi how to get her only different rap hockey is the one that stands out from first century rabbi's friends just got a moment now will be back with more please call right now. 1-800-278-9978 1-800-278-9978 donation will multiplied by an anonymous donor so stand with us today go online aspect around our line of fire your host Dr. Michael Brown line of fire now by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown when I look at the clock and think it man were almost at a time will I feel like that but I feel like we've got a lot of good content in more than we can normally get in the course of an hour because were weird not taking any calls.

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So we've shown how Jesus was a first century Jewish rabbi, but the more he he reached out to the marginalized and in the disenfranchised. He was a miracle worker like no other, and often called rabbi in the context of working his miracles.

He pointed to a new and better approach to the Torah a number of occasions of the Gospels, Jesus healed the sick person on the Sabbath that caused a lot of controversy. Why can heal on another day is not a life-threatening situation is the doing work on the Sabbath and he actually said that some of the Jewish teachers were making the word of God, void through their traditions and what we see is Judaism, takes the Sabbath so seriously, and it's often been said that the the Jewish people didn't keep the Sabbath as much as the Sabbath kept the Jewish people is how important it's been in Judaism so I respect the fact that the rabbis have recognized the importance of it, but with a typical rabbinic thought process. The simple commandment not to do any work had to be broken down into 39 subdivisions of the nose into further categories that ends up in an unbelievably complex series of laws and what is working, what is at work and in the rabbinic. She would tell you it's wonderful. Holiness is found in the details of his would say it's binding, constricting, and it's certainly not what God intended to give the command to do the work on the Sabbath. It's interesting that that Jesus basically reduces it to a few simple principles as my messianic Jewish friend who wrote the book who ate lunch with Abraham usher in traders, all of us a few weeks ago.

He said it. You shall also spoke of the Sabbath in Judaism. We've developed mountains of how authentic rules it's that's legal rulings about what to do and not do on the Sabbath. You should believe that such a compendium of edit ritual laws diminish the ability to observe the Sabbath and the way it had originally been intended. He summarizes approach to dealing with Sabbath laws and three simple statements. The Sabbath was made for mankind, not mankind for the Sabbath.

The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath is lawful to do good on the Sabbath, so he was not suggesting he was setting, law, and he then says those there was a Russian trader and then Jesus says come to me all you are weary bird.

I'll give you rest.

There's a Sabbath rest a deeper rest that's found in him, so, so Jesus went beyond.

Jesus went beyond the first century rabbis and pointed to a new and better approach to Torah and any also spoke with authority. He spoke with authority and that cause them to stand out from everyone else. It was unusual to hear a teacher teach the way he did.

Where to get this authority from another thing that sets rabbi Jesus apart from other first century rabbis is that it was okay with King. He was born King of the Jews, and he died King of the Jews and and there could've been anything written about him any kind of malefactor inscription written about him when he hung on the cross who he was crucified, as if he was in rebellion against Rome. Those were the accusations that came against him. He's EEs came with the kingdom they they could have just made them into some malefactor, but instead in a way that to mock the show. This is what happens to the king of the Jews and to show you your King that was written all over over him and and and when he was crucified in three languages and in Hebrew, Latin and Greek Jesus the King of the Jews who is not just a rabbi.

He was also King of the Jews and and and number five in all this material in a really edifying eye opening in-depth way is is being completed now in this book that I'm asking to pray for. As I write.

Rabbi Jesus rabbi Yeshua was was also a prophet of Jewish gospel scholar Claude G. Montefiore wrote this many years ago. He said we do. I think know enough about the great rabbis of the first century A.D. to say that however fine and noble their teaching may have been or was it cannot properly be called prophetic. They were not called prophets and they could not properly have been called so what exactly did he mean Montefiore said, however much they recognize that at bottom the Pentateuch laws of morality were greater than its laws about sacrifice are clean and unclean. They could not. They did not deal with the subject in the same way in spirit is Jesus Hillel older Jewish contemporary Jesus, a Pharisee Hillel was ever the servant of the law. Montefiore's is a never to judge in a sense, he was more consistent than Jesus. But for that very reason. He was less prophetic Sabbath conflicts, such as happened to Jesus could not of happened to him.

That is why there is one why the production of parallels from the teaching of Hillel to teach him.

Jesus is mostly futile.

The spirit is different. The prophetic touch is present in the one case and absent in the other and it is the prophetic touch which makes the difference in and rabbi Prof. Dan Cohen Sherlock recognize that it's the prophetic element of the life of Jesus that helps to explain the very real conflicts. He did have with other religious leaders sure about groats culture back writes his attack on the scribes and Pharisees can be seen not as a rejection of the Torah, but as a prophetic pronunciation of a corrupt religious establishment. Yes, rabbi, Jesus, miracle worker, King of the Jews reaching out to the marginalized, disenfranchised speaking with authority giving a new and better approach to the Torah and the greatest profit in Israel's history. Those are just some of the reasons why we still talk about this rabbi today are an amount of time will you be a heartfelt appeal from some of that many of you now consider friend to this radio broadcast stand with me hold my hands up say we believe in what you're doing and we want to make a difference.

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