This is the fifth episode of the Yeshua Said series. We are called to be the salt of the earth. Salt was used as a preservative in the Biblical days, and once it lost it's salty flavor, it was thrown out and trampled on. We are called to be a light, glorifying our Creator. If we are not following the ways of our Creator, then we will lose our salty flavor, no longer shining our light. By accepting Yeshua as our Messiah, we should desire to follow Him, and follow His ways and Yeshua followed the Torah.


13 thoughts on “Yeshua Said… (Matthew 5:13-5:16) Part 5

  1. “When you accept the Messiah, you should have every desire to please him…” What a perfect way to phrase it. I follow the Torah out of a love for the Father and our Messiah, not in some puffed up legalistic fashion. Like bringing flowers home to a spouse, even though the relationship is “secured.” When you truly love someone, its not about doing only what you HAVE to do. I desire to know as much about the Father as possible and demonstrate it by accepting His Word as truth, then and now.

  2. Grace, peace and sprirutual blessing to you thru our Lord Yeshua, I have been feeling drawn to better understand the way of our life as fellow beleivers. It seems almost everyone has lost there memory of our wonderful creators rightesness. For some time now ive been pursuing a scripual understanding of Yeshua and our instructions as well as the grace in our life. I beleive that the fathers commands are good and just and thus needed to be obeyed, Thank you for the message,

  3. Good for you John! I’ve run into a lot of that type of attitude myself. Stand strong Brother, you have family out here! Shalom, Shalom!

  4. I agree Brother Paul. My prayer list for people so finally open their eyes to, “His Truth,” is much longer than for those who are sick, etc. So many are blinded. Shalom, Shalom!

    The word elohim is a plural word; in Hebrew the plural form of a noun ends in “im” or “ot.” 
    Elohim is the plural form of “eloah.” 

    From Webster’s New World Hebrew Dictionary, Macmillan 1992, p65. 
    Eloah () nm God 
    Elohim () nm God

    It is interesting to note that even though Elohim is plural, the Hebrew dictionary still translates it “God” instead of “Gods.”  This is because the Hebrews know that there is only one Yahweh.

    So, why did the Hebrews use the word “Elohim” (plural)? 
    From Unger’s Bible Dictionary, Moody Press 1966 Third Edition, p412:

    In Canaan there was a tendency to employ the plural forms of deities Ashtoreth (Ashtoroth), Asherah (Asherim), Anath (Anathoth) to summarize all the various manifestations of this deity.  In like fashion the Canaanite plural Elohim (“gods”) was adopted by the Hebrews to express all the excellencies and attributes of the one true God.  M. F. U.

    Again from Unger’s Bible Dictionary:

    p311 Elohim (e-lo-him); Heb. plural ‘elohim; singular eloah, mighty),…
    p293 El (el) …El is a generic name for God in Northwest Semitic (Hebrew and Ugaritic), and as such it is also employed in the Old Testament for heathen deities…  The original generic term was ‘ilum, which dropping the mimation and the nominative case ending “u” became el in Hebrew.  The word is derived from the root “wl, “to be strong, powerful,” meaning “the strong one.”… El was the head of the Canaanite pantheon.

    I do not think that Abraham (Abram), before leaving Ur, ever used the words “El” or “Elohim” in referring, or calling out to, Yahweh; but I can not prove it.  The oldest manuscripts that have been found only go back a few hundred years B.C.E.  The oldest copy of a complete Bible (Leningrad Codex) was found in a geniza in Cairo, Egypt in 1008 C. E.  Much later there were thousands of fragments of older Scriptures found at the same site, but these have been sitting in the Cambridge Museum in England for over 100 years waiting to be restored and translated.  All of the existing Hebrew manuscripts use El or Elohim.

    I personally believe that there was originally no generic word for Yahweh, and that the Canaanite exposure caused this concept to be permanently planted into the Hebrew language.

    Some people will not use the words “El” and “Elohim” due to the Canaanite origin.  Is it wrong for us to refer to Yahweh with a generic word like “El,” “Elohim,” or “God?”  “El” and “Elohim” are the Hebrew generic word for a “mighty one;” and “God” is the current English generic word for a “mighty one.”  Consider the following:

    Eloi (e-lo’i; Aramaic for My God, derived from El).
    Mark 15:34 (THE BOOK OF YAHWEH, The Holy Scriptures)  And at the ninth hour {Yahshua} cried with a loud voice, saying, Yli!, Yli!i, lamah ozabatniy?! which is, being translated, My Strength!  My Strength! Why have You forsaken Me?! 
    Here the Messiah used “YLI,” the word for a ” My Strength,” to refer to his father, PRAISE Yahweh Almighty AND YAHSHUA OUR MESSYAH 

  6. Amen!!! If Yeshua came at this time,He would say to ALL churches … if you don’t shine, I will remove your candlestick… and the voice of the bride, and the voice bridegroom …

  7. Heathen – dictionary definition, verses and Bible references on the topic of Heathen using Easton’s Bible Dictionary online. … Biblical Meaning and Significance

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