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Yahvchanan/Yahn/Yohn 10:16: And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and there shall be one fold, and one Shepherd.
Why did Yahshua make this proclamation (Yahvchanan/Yahn 10:16, 27)? “…They shall hear My voice…” I’ve read that verse many times and knew what Yahshua was referring to. It is a very significant statement and as believers in Yahshua we should clearly understand why our Rabbi said this.
Whose voice was it that the assembly heard at Mount Sinai? Yahshua clearly told the Pharisee’s whom He was; this is why they wanted to kill Him. This conversation that Yahshua was having in Yahvchanan 10 actually started from chapter 9. Yahshua had just healed a blind man and the Pharisee’s wanted to know how this man was healed. The Pharisee’s did not like what the man said. You can read all of Chapter 9 yourself; I’m going to pick up in these verses below so you can grasp the mindset of the Pharisee’s:
Yahvchanan/Yahn 9:24: Then again called they the man that was blind, and said to him, Give Elohiym the praise: we know that this Man/Iysh is a sinner.
25. He answered and said, whether He be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
26. Then said they to him again, what did He to you? How opened He your eyes?
27. He answered them, I have told you already, and you did not hear: do you want to hear it again? Will you also be His limmudiym/followers?
28. Then they reviled him, and said, You are His limmud; but we are Mosheh's/Moses' limmudiym.
29. We know that Elohiym spoke to Mosheh: as for this Fellow, we know not from where He is.
Verse 29 is a very interesting statement for an educated Pharisee to make, if he knew the law/Torah as well as he thought he did (Pharisee’s) than he would know that YaHVeH did not only speak to Mosheh, as a matter of fact it was not the FATHER that spoke to Mosheh at all:
Yahvchanan/Yahn: 5:37: And the FATHER HIMSELF, which has sent Me, has borne witness of Me. You have neither heard HIS VOICE at any time, nor seen HIS shape.
Shemoth/Exodus: 33:18: And he said, I beseech You, show me Your splendor.
19. And He said, I will make all My beauty pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of YaHVeH before you; and will be kind to whom I will be kind, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.
Now notice verse 19 the one speaking to Mosheh said He "...will proclaim the name of YaHVeH before you...", He did not say that He was YaHVeH.
Shemoth: 33:20: And He said, You can not see My face: for there shall no man see Me, and live.
21. And YaHVeH said, Observe, there is a place by ME, and you shall stand on a Rock:
22. And it shall come to pass, while MY Splendor passes by, that I will put you in a Cliff of the Rock, and will Cover you with MY Hand while I pass by:
23. And I will take away MY Hand, and you shall see MY Back Parts: but MY FACE shall not be seen.
You must remember who Yahshua is; He is the Word of YaHVeH, in other words the mouth of YaHVeH (Yahvchanan/Yahn 1:1 – 5). YaHVeH is the head of Yahshua (I Corinthians 11:3). Yahshua is also YaHVeH’s Arm and (Yashayah/Isaiah. 40:10; 51:50; 53:1; 48:14) Right Hand. Yahshua is the head of the “elect” (Ekklesia/Moed/Assembly/Congregation/Called out; Ephesians 5:23).
It was not the FATHER (YaHVeH) that Mosheh saw the back of, it was YaHVeH’s Word who later came in the flesh and His name is Yahshua (The “many” erroneously call “Jesus Christ” Mat. 24:5). The voice that came from the Mountain did not only speak to Mosheh, but the entire assembly of Yisrael heard the Voice! Shemoth 19:3 – 9:
Shemoth:19:3: And Mosheh went up to Elohiym, and YaHVeH called to him out of the mountain, saying, This shall you say to the house of Ya'akob, and tell the children of Yisrael;
Shemoth: 19:5: Now therefore, if you will obey MY Voice indeed, and keep MY Covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure to ME above all people: for all the earth is MINE:
Shemoth: 19:9: And YaHVeH said to Mosheh, Look, I come to you in a thick cloud, that the people hear when I Speak with you, and believe you forever. And Mosheh told the words of the people to YaHVeH.
Now if this voice was not the FATHER’s voice than whose voice was it (Yahn 5:37)? Yahshua plainly tells the Pharisee’s who He is:
Yahvchanan/Yahn/Yohn: 8:58: Yahshua said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Don’t you know every time Yahshua clearly proclaimed who He IS, made the Pharisee’s grit their teeth and clench their fest. These men wanted to kill the Elohiym of Yisrael (8:59). If you are going to live and proclaim the truth (Shemoth 20) not “many” (Mat. 24:5) people will like you:
Yahvchanan/Yahn: 10:30: I and My FATHER are ONE.
31. Then the Yudiym took up stones again to stone Him.
32. Yahshua answered them, Many right works have I showed you from My FATHER; for which of those works do you stone Me?
33. The Yudiym answered Him, saying, for a right work we stone You not; but for blasphemy; and because that You, being a Iysh/Man, make Yourself Elohiym.
There was no satisfying these sin laden white washed sepulchers! The only thing these men (Pharisee’s) could see was their power and traditions being destroyed, from a blue collar unlearned Iysh/Man; this was their thought (Mat.15: 9; Mark 7:7; Titus 1:14).
I am beginning to understand now that every word that Yahshua spoke while He was on this earth in the flesh had much meaning and connection with what the Nebiym/Foretellers spoke and what was written in the Torah/Law by Mosheh (Luke 24:27, 44; Yahn 5:46). What I mean by this is, now when I read the Messianic writings/"New Testament" and Tenachk/"Old Testament" scriptures including the chosen messengers/emissaries, I stop and ask YaHVeH “what does this mean” (Ephesians 2:20). Before I would just read. YaHVeH in these “last days” has opened a great deal of the understanding of the Nebiym to us (Yahvel/Yoel 2:28 – 29; Revelation/Raz Galah/Secrets Revealed 5:1 – 7).
Are you beginning to understand what Yahshua’s primary focus and concern for all people is, to remember the Ruach/unseen Law/Torah (Romans 7:14), which He spoke, and He is the only offering (Yahn 1:29) that will cover our sins from the death penalty that comes from disobedience to that Law. Yahshua did not come to do away with that Law (Shemoth 20) but to free us from the bondage of disobedience to it and it’s consequences (Romans 6:23). Yahshua made this clear when the rich man ask Him:
Matith'Yah/Matthew: 19:16: And, observe, one came and said to Him, Right Rabbi, what right thing shall I do, that I have eternal life?
Notice the direction the Messiyah points the man:
Matith'Yah: 19:17: And He said to him, Why call you Me right? There is none right but ONE, that is, YaHVeH: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.
What commandments is Yahshua talking about? Is Yahshua talking about the law that was added after the children of Yisrael broke the covenant (Galatians 2:19; Colossians 2:14; Hebrews 9:10)? Or is He speaking about the Law that is found in Shemoth 20? Well what does Yahshua say?
Matith'Yah 19:18: He said to him, which? Yahshua said, You shall do no murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,
19. Respect your father and your mother: and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
20. The young man said to Him, all these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Which Law was Yahshua talking about? He clearly was speaking about the Law that was written on tablets of stone, the Law that was placed INSIDE the ark (I Kings 8:9). Now this young man said he has kept them all, the young man failed to realize he was a sinner (Romans 3:23). What does Yahshua tell him next?
Matith'Yah: 19:21: Yahshua said to him, If you will be perfect, go and sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in shameh: and come and follow Me.
Yahshua gives the man something he can see, his material possession:
Matith'Yah: 19:22: But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
You need to remember the context of Yahshua’s day when He was walking in the flesh. The unbelieving Yudiym/"Jews" didn’t really have a problem per say with the first five commandments of the 10 commandments. You can see from Chapter 12 of Matith'Yah the Pharisee’s enforced the Sabbath commandment even beyond what was taught in the Torah. Don’t get me wrong we are to keep YaHVeH’s Shabbathoth/Sabbath's, but we are to keep them the way Yahshua set the example (Mat. 12:12). You see the Yudiym in Yahshua’s day had a problem with loving their neighbor’s, especially the Samaritans/Shomeroniy. That is why He listed the last half of the Ten Commandments; it is those commandments that deal with loving your neighbor.
This is from Easton`s Scriptural Dictionary (edited):
Text: the name given to the new and mixed inhabitants whom Esarhaddon (B.C. 677), the king of Assyria, brought from Babylon and other places and settled in the cities of Shomeron/Samaria, instead of the original inhabitants whom Sargon (B.C. 721) had removed into captivity (2 Melekiym/Kings 17:24; comp. Ezra 4:2, 9, 10). These strangers (comp. Luke 17:18) amalgamated with the Yudiym still remaining in the land, and gradually abandoned their old idolatry and adopted partly the Yudiy religion.
After the return from the Captivity, the Yudiym in Yahvshalam refused to allow them to take part with them in rebuilding the heykal/temple, and hence sprang up an open enmity between them. They erected a rival temple on Mount Gerizim, which was, however, destroyed by a Yudiy king (B.C. 130). They then built another at Shechem.
The bitter enmity between the Yudiym and Shomeroniy/Samaritans continued in the time of our Rabbi: the Yudiym had "no dealings with the Shomeroniy" (Yahn 4:9; comp. Luke 9:52, 53). Our Rabbi was in contempt called "a Shomeroniy" (Yahn 8:48). Many of the Shomeroniy early embraced the glad message (Yahn 4:5-42; Acts 8:25; 9:31; 15:3).
Of these Shomeroniy there still remains a small population of about one hundred and sixty, who all reside in Shechem, where they carefully observe the religious customs of their fathers. They are the "smallest and oldest sect in the world."
Yahshua when He was speaking to this rich young man (Mat. 19:16 – 22) was trying to help him see his sin; in no way did Yahshua want us to forget the first five commandments. He taught us to keep all of the Ten Commandments:
Matith'Yah: 22:35: Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting Him, and saying,
36. Rabbi, which is the great commandment in the Law/Torah?
37. Yahshua said to him, You shall love YaHVeH your Elohiym with all your heart, and with all your life, and with all your mind.
38. This is the first and great commandment.
39. And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
40. On these two commandments hang all the Torah and the nebiym.
It is the Ruach/unseen/hidden Law (Romans 7:14; Yasha'Yah/Isa. 24:5); the everlasting covenant, when broken brings YaHVeH`s Wrath. It is this same Law that caused Sedom and Amorah to be destroyed, even though that Law had not been (Romans 5:13 – 14) given by the Mouth of YaHVeH and written with HIS OWN Finger (Shemoth 31:18). Whether you know this Ruach Law (Shemoth 20) or not it will have its consequences on you. The ancient world before Mosheh can legitimate say they didn’t know it, but all the people who have come after Mosheh cannot say that. And now the World after the coming of Yahshua our Savior in the flesh and dying and being raised from the dead by the FATHER have no excuse, unless they repent and believe and are immersed (Acts 2:38; 17:18 – 32).
Articles to read related to this subject are:
What is the "yoke" Kepha spoke of in Acts 15?
Is YaHVeH`s Torah/Law Ruach or Physical?
The Gentiles by Design Have the Ruach Law/Torah Written On Their Hearts.
What Is the Righteousness of Law/Torah? .
When Yahshua said: “Hear my Voice”; the Pharisee’s should have known what He was talking about, because Yahshua was conveying to the people what Mosheh reminded the assembly of Yisrael before they were to take possession of the Promised Land:
Dabariym/Deuteronomy: 4:9: Only take heed to yourself, and keep your life diligently, unless you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and unless they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but teach them your benniym, and your ben`s benniym;
10. Specially the day that you stood before YaHVeH your Elohiym in Horeb, when YaHVeH said to me, Gather ME the people together, and I will make them hear MY words, that they learn to fear ME all the days that they shall live on the earth, and that they teach their children.
11. And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of shamayim, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
12. And YaHVeH spoke to you out of the midst of the fire: you heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only you heard a voice.
13. And HE declared to you HIS covenant, which HE commanded you to perform, even Ten Commandments; and HE wrote them on two tables of stone.
Shemoth: 20:18: And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the shophar, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
Revelation/Raz Galah/Secrets Revealed: 11:19: And the Heykal of YaHVeH was opened in shamayim, and there was seen in HIS Heykal the ark of HIS Covenant: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
1 Melekiym/Kings: 8:9: There was nothing in the ark accept the two tables of stone, which Mosheh put there at Horeb/Sinai, when YaHVeH made a covenant with the children of Yisrael, when they came out of the land of Mitsrayim/Egypt.