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Chapter 16


If "Yahuah is Yahusha" we are dead in our sin!

One of the most basic tenants of the Faith of the Nazarenes, is that Yahusha was the Fulfillment of the Promise to The House of Zadok to be the Eternal High Priest. Yahusha’ offered his life as a ‘living sacrifice’, his life was not taken unwillingly as a ‘human sacrifice’.  I will demonstrate that Yahusha arranged his own execution out of love to fulfill his role as The Branch in covenant with Yahuah. Yahusha was fulfilling The Heavenly Scroll which declares that eternal life will spring from the death of The Branch who pays the dowry for his Bride with his own life to redeem her from death.

VIRGO: A young maiden will give a virgin birth (the Branch will open her womb and be the firstborn and heir) to a beautiful glorious and righteous branch.  The seed of the woman will be a man of humiliation to rise to be the desire of nations and will become exalted first as shepherd (High Priest/Spring Feasts) then as harvester (Conquering King/Fall Feasts).  LIBRA: The scales demand a price to be paid of this seed, the wood of the sacrifice to carry; the victim will be slain and purchase a crown. SCORPIO: There is a conflict between the seed and the serpent leading to a struggle with the enemy, the enemy is vanquished. SAGITTARIUS: The double-natured seed (King and High Priest) triumphs as a warrior and pleases the heavens, builds fires of punishment, casts down the dragon. CAPRICORNUS: Eternal life comes from his death, he's the Arrow of God, he is pierced, yet springs up again in abundant life.  AQUARIUS: He pours out “living water” from on high, humanity drinks of the heavenly river and the faithful live again, he is the deliverer of the good news (Gospel), Carrying the wood of the sacrifice over the earth. PISCES: The Redeemer's people multiplied, supported and led by the Lamb, The Bride is exposed on earth, the Bridegroom is exalted. ARIES: The Lamb is found worthy, the Bride is made ready, Satan is bound, the strong man triumphs. TAURUS: The conquering Ruler comes, the sublime vanquisher, to execute the great judgment, he is the ruling Shepherd King. GEMINI: The Marriage of the Lamb, the enemy is trodden down, the Prince comes in great Glory. CANCER: The great Bride, the two Houses of Judah and Israel are united, they are brought safely into the kingdom. LEO: The Lion King is aroused for rending, the Serpent flees, the Bowl of Wrath is upon him, his Carcass is devoured. The Lion of the tribe of Judah rules as King.

Yahusha then entered into a covenant with The Creator in Zechariah Chapter 3 that “if” he fulfills his role as High Priest and pays the dowry to redeem his Bride in fulfillment of The Heavenly Scroll, THEN Yahuah would declare him The Branch (the fulfillment of The Word of His Testimony written in the stars), seat him King over His Household, and forgive the iniquity and remember the sins of his Bride ‘no more’ and they would live again.

Yahusha then literally arranged his own death to save his brothers!

John 15
love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.

We never quite get the real story from our modern-day teachers or anti-messianic “Jews” who deny the Messiah. We are all left “questioning the sacrifice of Yahusha” as if it was a human sacrifice!. We have erred in our understanding the Plan of Salvation, and run the very real risk of falling out of Covenant with Yahuah in our ignorance (lack of Knowledge). Worse yet, we are being led to commit blasphemy against the Spirit of Yahuah by modern translations. The problem is that we have not found an anointed teacher and are listening to "self-appointed" ones with no understanding. Leading us astray... Here is my quick reply, please read it all, it is of the utmost importance we understand the sacrifice of Yahusha, his humanity at the time, and “why” he was qualified to make atonement!






Human Sacrifice Forbidden

Does Yahuah forbid one human from sacrificing another human... yes. But as with everything in Scripture, we cannot sound-bite that restriction! We must use Wisdom and seek out the "intent" of that restriction, given that it appears the entire ‘Plan of Salvation’ depends on what "appears to be" a human sacrifice! Making Yahuah out to be a hypocrite; or Yahusha's sacrifice ineffective and an abomination. There are several flaws that must be addressed:

1.        Blood does not cleanse of "sin"... WATER does through Mikveh.

2.        Blood consummates marriage covenants (even human marriage with breaking the hymen), and that is why Yahusha shed his blood. To consummate a ‘Marriage Covenant’ whereby we through Mikveh, are forgiven our sins in Covenant.

3.        Yahusha's sacrifice was not a "human sacrifice" (where one man sacrifices another), nor was it even a human sacrifice where Yahuah sacrifices a man at all!

4.        Yahusha "willingly went to his death" to save the lives of his Brothers! BIG difference. There is no greater love. It was one man willingly ready to die and a choice by that man to do so for the right reasons. He was not "sacrificed unwillingly" by another.

5.        Yahusha's real sacrifice was his ‘entire life’, not his death. His death was meaningless outside of his life, living the Torah by example and giving his life as a living sacrifice to his Father to consummate the ‘Marriage Covenant’ by giving his life for his Brothers.

There is a reason why one man cannot sacrifice another man. Man cannot (and did not) give "life", and is forbidden therefore (a man) from taking a life... Man cannot promise to raise another man from the grave (nor grant Eternal Life). This is why "human sacrifice" is forbidden.

Shedding blood to Consummate Covenants is required...

The "shedding of blood" is required to consummate any Covenant, including human marriage (which is a shadow of the Covenant we enter into with Yahusha NOT Yahuah. We enter into an Adoption Covenant with our Father). Yahusha's "blood" does not cleanse from sin it consummates the relationship with Yahuah (required to have our sin forgiven through Mikveh) by following Yahusha’s Righteous example and walking ‘The Way’ ourselves! Yahuah reserves the right to give life, take life, and grant Eternal Life. The restriction on human sacrifice does not apply to Yahuah, who has the Power to both raise from the dead and grant Eternal Life (not to mention this life we have is His Gift to us in the first place). Yahuah is not "taking" anything that does not already belong to Him. He did not even "take" that from Yahusha, it was willingly offered in Love.

Yahusha’s life, not his death, is what pleased Yahuah

What very few people understand, is the “Covenant of Peace” given to Yahusha was prepared for him through the line of Zadok priests. Phineas was descended from Zadok the priest, the Zadok Priesthood is the true line of High Priests (not some mythical priesthood outside of Aaron descending from the King of Salem!). Yahusha inherited the office of Zadokite High Priest from his mother Miriam (he inherited the office of King through his father Joseph) making Yahusha Melchi Tzedek or ‘The Ruling Zadok High Priest’. This is “how” and “why” Yahusha became the “Eternal High Priest”! Atonement was through a PROMISE as are all things made by Yahuah through Covenants. It does not require a “god” or Yahuah to come in the flesh to Atone (a God cannot atone for a man), it took a human High Priest in the Order of Zadok!

Numbers 25:13

Phineas the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron the Priest. Behold I give to him my Covenant of Peace, and will be his, and his progeny after him, Covenant of Everlasting Priesthood in turn of his zealousness for his God, and he Atoned for the sons of Israel

Breaking the power of sin and death requires a “man” not a God

The power of sin and death (that it has over us) is The Law (because we sin; and the Death Decrees demand our death), so if one man ever died "innocent of sin in the Eyes of Yahuah, by walking the Path laid out by Yahuah, called The Way", then the power of sin and death would be defeated, because death has no "sting" where there is no sin; and as Yahusha showed us, it is possible to be restored to perfection before we die!

Yahusha defeated sin and death by living Obedient and dying innocent, and Yahuah (as Promised) did not issue the final Death Decree (the second death) over Yahusha, so the grave had no choice but to give him up!


Yahusha’s sacrifice was not a human sacrifice, it was one man laying down his life for his Brothers, a willing personal sacrifice to save his Brother’s life (as Yahuah Promised in Zechariah Chapter 3). Because Yahusha lived The Law completely (as High Priest as required by Yahuah in Zechariah Chapter 3), then willingly laid down his life. Yahuah Promised to not only raise Yahusha from the grave, but to grant him Eternal Life and ‘forgive the debts’ against all those who follow in his footsteps and give their lives too, as “living sacrifices”.

By consummating the marriage (by blood not death), we all now are forgiven our sins through Mikveh (in Covenant through Yahusha). If we had better teachers, we would better understand the reality of the Plan of Salvation, and we would realize Yahusha's "sacrifice" was neither his "death", nor was it a "human sacrifice". Yahusha willingly shed his blood to consummate a Marriage Covenant with Yahuah, and gave his life as a LIVING SACRIFICE to Yahuah. Then went to his death willingly to save each one of us out of love not obligation.

To deny Yahusha that praise (he so deserves, by denying the point of his death and claiming him to be a demi-god), robs both Yahusha and Yahuah their respective Glory in the Plan of Salvation... and robs those who take this stance of their gift of Eternal Life (it is blasphemy against the Spirit of Yahuah to believe in Incarnation). It was not a "human sacrifice" and it was never intended to be... it was one amazing demonstration of Faith and love by a HUMAN HIGH PRIEST! Gods cannot “die” and Yahusha did not “fake his death”, and Gods cannot feel the pain of his beatings or those nails. If he was “God” it meant nothing, it was a cosmic JOKE... and we are dead in our sins because as I am about to prove, it took a human being, not a god, to Atone for sin! A “God” cannot Atone for the sin of a human, it must be done by a human High Priest.





How is death defeated in each of us?

The main theme of The Yahushaic Covenant is that Yahusha defeated The ‘Law of Sin and Death’ by Fulfilling the Requirements of the Passover Lamb. Now those in Covenant with him live in freedom (from the threat of death) in what is called the ‘Law of the Spirit of Life’. Before we go any further, first let me define terms: The Law of Yahuah – An all-encompassing term for The Commands/Law, Ordinances, and Decrees of Yahuah. So when we say “The Law” we are referring to all 3 aspects combined:

Deut. 5

30 "Go, tell them to return to their tents. 31 But you stay here with Me so that I may give you all the Commands, Decrees and Ordinances you are to teach them to follow in the land I am giving them to possess."

As we read above, The Law contains Commands, Decrees, and Ordinances, so let me quickly define each one:

·         Commands also called Laws - Simply speaking these are the 10 Commandments, the dietary Laws, the judicial Laws, the Laws of ritual purity, the sacrificial Laws, and so forth.

·         Ordinances – these are the Ordained Times such as The Sabbath, and the Ordained Festivals (spring and fall Feasts).

·         Decrees – these are the Divine Judgments or Judicial Decrees within The Law that levy judgment against us for violating the Commands and Ordinances within The Law. Only the Decrees were “nailed to the stake” as our transgressions were forgiven by Yahuah and covered by the Blood of the Lamb, Yahusha, as agreed upon, in Zechariah Chapter 3.

So together, the Commands, Decrees, and Ordinances make up what we call ‘The Law’. The Law first existed in what Sha’ul the Apostle refers to as ‘The Law of Sin and Death’. The Law, was then transposed by Yahusha into ‘the Law of the Spirit of Life’. Let me explain and clearly define these terms used by Sha’ul the Apostle…

The Law of Sin and Death

is The Law of Yahuah with active Death Decrees for disobedience as it existed in ‘written’ form passed down from Adam through Moses. The first (and every subsequent Law) came with a corresponding Judicial Decree for breaking that Law. The first Law was given in Eden with “you shall not eat of the apple” (Law) and then the Decree “or you shall surely die”. That is where The ‘Law of sin and you die’ was first introduced. Over time, as new Laws were added, so were new Judicial Decrees for each new Law Yahuah revealed, as He progressively disclosed the ‘constitution’ of His Kingdom. Since we all have sinned, we were being held captive by the Death Decrees and in bondage to the ‘fear of death.’

The Law of the Spirit of Life

is The Law of Yahuah with the Death Decrees covered by the Blood of the Lamb (this is called Grace). The covering of the Death Decree which Paul called a ‘certificate of debt’ (we owed with our lives) was a free give that we did not deserve. This is the definition of ‘Grace’. By covering the Death Decrees and forgiving the ‘certificate of debt’ we owed Yahuah, we are restored to a state of perfect Obedience and freeing us from slavery to the fear of the Death Decrees. Our sin is forgiven through Mikveh and the Decrees covered by our Faith in Yahusha as the Passover Lamb.

In effect, The Law has not changed, it was just made whole or ‘complete’ through Grace (the covering of the Death Decrees in The Law).

With the understanding of terms, it becomes clear what Sha’ul the Apostle is saying in Romans 1.

Romans 8

1 Now there is no condemnation (referring to the Death Decrees/Certificate of Debt) for those in The Yahushaic Covenant. 2 For the Law of the Spirit of life in (Covenant with) Yahusha the Messiah, has made me free from the Law of Sin and Death (because the Death Decrees in The Law are covered and paid in full). 3 For what The Law could not do (in the Mosaic Covenant - bring Eternal Life as Promised) because The Law was made weak by our flesh (because we broke The Law, and the Decrees in The Law condemned us to death for disobedience), Yahuah did (provided Eternal Life as a free gift to those who try to keep the ‘intent’ of The Law and fail i.e. Grace) by sending His Own (Firstborn) Son in the likeness of sinful flesh (as a man fully human in every way, Hebrews 2:17), on account of sin (to defeat it by living Obedient to The Law and dying innocent after his Mikveh as High Priest): Yahusha condemned sin in the flesh (our genetic death sentence inherited from Adam, Romans 5:12), 4 that the Righteous Requirement of The Law might be Fulfilled in us (too, like Yahusha, Matthew 3:15 when we follow The Way and are Mikveh’d clean with Living Water) who do not walk according to the flesh (disobedient to The Law) but according to the Spirit (of loving Obedience, Ezekiel 36: 26, 27)

Most people think ‘walking according to the Spirit’ is somehow walking in some super Spiritual state ‘letting the Spirit guide us’ while we completely ignore The Law. The Spirit Paul is referring to is the ‘Spirit of Loving Obedience to The Law,’ prophesied in Ezekiel:

Ezekiel 36: 26, 27

Walking according to the new Spirit I will give you a new heart (for My Law and write My Law on it) and put a new Spirit (of loving Obedience) in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone (legalistic observance of The Law out of ‘fear of death’) and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My (loving) Spirit in you and move you to follow (the Spiritual Intent) My Commands and be careful to keep (the Intent of) My Laws.

Let us continue with Romans 1

Romans 8

5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things (human traditions) of the flesh (and abolish The Law of Yahuah), but those who live according to the Spirit (of loving Obedience to the ‘intent’ of The Law), the things of the Spirit (The Law is Spiritual, Romans 7:14). 6 For to be carnally minded is death (you’ll be judged by the Decrees in The Law), but to be Spiritually minded is Life and Peace (because in loving Obedience to The Law, the Decrees against you are covered by the Blood of the Lamb resulting in Peace and a Spirit of comfort). 7 Because the carnal mind is hatred against Yahuah; for it is not subject to The Law of Yahuah, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please Yahuah (because they hate The Law of Yahuah and abolished it in their hearts).


Romans 7:14

13Therefore did that which is good (The Law) become a cause of death for me? May it never be! Rather it was sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin by effecting my death (through the Death Decrees) through that which is good, so that through the Commandment sin would become utterly sinful. 14 For we know that The Law is Spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin.


Romans 2:13

For it is not those who hear The Law who are Righteous in Yahuah’s sight, but it is those who obey The Law who will be Declared Righteous.





Yahusha would send “the Comforter”

This Spirit Sha’ul is referring to, is the comforter that Yahusha and Ezekiel prophesied would come upon us. We have the Spirit of comfort. Now that the Death Decrees are covered, we no longer live in bondage to the ‘Fear of Sin and Death’. Sha’ul is saying that Yahusha “nailed the Death Decrees that demand our death” in The Law, to the stake (covering them with the Blood of the Lamb). Now that Yahusha was obedient unto death, The Law of Yahuah has become The Law of the Spirit of Life as Yahusha has removed our enmity (fear of death) toward The Law. Remember the definition of these two, they are both “The Law”, but one was transposed in the Yahushaic Covenant.

Through Yahusha the Messiah, those in Covenant with him are found in perfect Obedience to The Law (the Righteous Requirements are Fulfilled in us, just like they were in Yahusha when he was Mikveh’d to “Fulfill all Righteousness in him”). This is because Yahuah forgives our transgression, and covers the ‘certificate of debt’ against us that justified our physical death. The Promise for Obedience to The Law is Eternal Life, so once that ‘certificate of debt’ is forgiven... we defeat death. Now, in the Yahushaic Covenant, The Law has been transposed to The Law of the Spirit of loving Obedience that leads to Eternal Life. Sha’ul discusses this in detail below:

Colossians 2

13 When you were dead in your transgressions (held captive to the Death Decrees) and the uncircumcision of your flesh (lost among the Gentile nations), Yahuah made you alive together (in Covenant) with Yahusha, having forgiven us all our transgressions (covered the Death Decrees), 14 having canceled out the ‘certificate of debt’ consisting of Decrees against us (Death Decrees in The Law, not The Law), which was hostile to us (condemned us to death for disobedience); and Yahuah has taken the ‘certificate of debt’ (Death Decrees in The Law, NOT THE LAW) out of the way, having nailed the ‘certificate of debt’ (that justifies our physical death) to the stake with Yahusha.

This “Comforter” or comforting Spirit was Promised by Yahuah to Yahusha if he were obedient as High Priest.





“I will forgive the sins of the land in one day!” ... Says Yahuah

What Sha’ul is saying, is that while we were being held captive to the Death Decrees, and lost among the Gentiles, Yahuah made us alive together with Yahusha by canceling out the Death Decrees in The Law (that amounted to a ‘certificate of debt’ that demanded out death). Yahuah (as Promised in Zechariah Chapter 3) Fulfilled His Promise to Yahusha to “forgive the sins of the land in one day”, and Yahuah has taken the ‘certificate of debt’ we owed Him out of the way, nailing it to the stake with Yahusha. As a result, we now we live in comfort (the ‘Spirit of comfort’ not fear... “the comforter”) and we obey out of love, not the ‘fear of death’.

What Sha’ul is referring to is the Yahushaic Covenant that Yahuah made with Yahusha. That detailed agreement is defined in Zechariah Chapter 3, when Yahuah personally consecrated Yahusha as High Priest. Let’s take a look at this agreement and we will see exactly how Yahusha Fulfilled his end of the agreement and how Yahuah Promised to (as Sha’ul said) cancel out the Death Decrees and “forgive us of our sin”.

The prophecy in Zechariah Chapter 3, gives us a front row seat to the conversation that happened between Yahuah and Yahusha in the desert after Yahusha was Mikveh’s by John (and Declared The Passover Lamb, then fled like the scapegoat into the desert to seek Yahuah’s anointing as Messiah/Branch). Yahusha then fled into the desert Fulfilling the shadow of the scapegoat for 40 days/nights looking for confirmation from his Father. Lying on the desert floor starving, dehydrated, and on the verge of death, we know Satan came to Yahusha and tempted him to take Jerusalem by force. This is where the vision in Zechariah Chapter 3 picks up. We have Yahusha lying on the desert floor suffering from dehydration and starvation looking like a “stick snatched from the fire of the hot sun”, and Satan mad because Yahusha refused his offer.

Now let’s listen in to the conversation where Yahuah confirms that Yahusha is the Messiah, and they agree on Yahusha’s role in the Yahushaic Covenant and Yahuah’s Promise if Yahusha is Faithful to his end of the agreement.

Zechariah 3 - Clean Garments for The High Priest, Yahusha
1 Then he showed me Yahusha the High Priest standing before the Angel of YAHUAH, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him (in the wilderness, Matthew 4). 2 YAHUAH (through His proxy The Angel before whom stood Yahusha and Satan) said to Satan, “YAHUAH rebuke you, Satan! YAHUAH, Who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you (because Satan had just offered Yahusha to take Jerusalem by force)! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire (laying near death, dehydrated and starving after 40 days in the desert with no food/water)?” 3 Now Yahusha was dressed in filthy clothes (metaphor of sin, Isaiah 64:6) as he stood before the Angel. 4 The Angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes (remove his sin through Mikveh).” Then YAHUAH said to Yahusha, “See (after taking off his “filthy rags”), I have taken away your sin (fifthly rags, Isaiah 64:6), and I will put fine garments (of the High Priest) on you.” 5 Then I said, “Put a clean turban (of the High Priest) on his head.” So, they put a clean turban (of the High Priest) on his head and clothed him (in Righteousness I.e. Fulfilled the Righteous Requirements of The Law, Matthew 3:15), while the Angel of YAHUAH stood by. 6 The Angel of YAHUAH gave this charge to Yahusha: 7 “This is what YAHUAH Almighty says (again YAHUAH speaking through His proxy Angel): ‘If (YAHUAH makes a conditional Promise) you will walk in Obedience to Me and keep My Requirements (as High Priest with no sin, Hebrews 4:15), then (here is the Promise if he keeps The Torah and obeys the Will of YAHUAH as High Priest going forward from that point) you will govern My House (i.e. King over Creation) and have charge of My Courts (Eternal Judge), and I will give you a place (Right Hand of YAHUAH) among these standing here.

8 “‘Listen, High Priest Yahusha, you and your associates seated (who came) before you (probably Adam, Enoch, Moses, Elijah, etc.), who (those seated before him) are men symbolic of things to come (forerunners of The Branch, not The Branch): I am going to bring (you) My Servant (from this point forward), the Branch (Fulfillment of The Heavenly Scroll). 9 See, the stone I have set in front of Yahusha! There are seven fountains of Living Water on that one stone, and I will engrave an inscription on it,’ says YAHUAH Almighty, ‘and I will remove the sin of this land in a single day (the day Yahusha, in Obedience, dies as Passover Lamb).






The Covenant of Peace with the High Zadok

We see above, in Zechariah Chapter 3, exactly what Yahusha’s role was in the Yahushaic Covenant. He was the Messiah (the Branch) and had to from that point forward (after Mikveh as High Priest) walk in complete Obedience to The Law and set the Righteous example that we are to follow. And if he would do that, Yahuah Promised to cover the Death Decrees in The Law that is called Grace.

This is in Fulfillment of Yahuah’s Promise to make Yahusha a “Covenant” i.e. the Covenant that bears his name The Yahushaic Covenant. This is “why” he was named Yahu’sha to begin with. Yahu’sha means “the Salvation of Yahuah”. ‘The Yahushaic Covenant’ should be called by the ‘human signatory’, giving Honor and Glory to the Father as “The Salvation of Yahuah Covenant” i.e. The Yahushaic Covenant.

Isaiah 42

6 "I am Yahuah, I have called you in Righteousness (to walk ‘The Way’ of the Nazarene, Fulfilling The Law through Mikveh, Matthew 3:15, being born again with fire, John 3:3-8), I will also hold you by the hand and watch over you (to Fulfill the Adoption Covenant, Zechariah 3:7) , And I will appoint you (Yahusha) as a Covenant (of Peace) to the people (The Yahushaic Covenant) , As a light (John 1, and life example, John 13:15) to the nations (to walk ‘The Way’ in his footsteps, 1 Peter 2:21) ---

I have written a book, breaking down The Yahushaic Covenant in great detail. Please read this book to discover exactly what that Covenant is, and what our roles are within it. The Yahushaic Covenant Volume 1: The Mediator, by Rav Sha’ul available at www.sabbathcovenant.com.

The Apostle Paul was telling us in Hebrews that Yahusha was without sin in the office of High Priest, exactly what we are shown in Zechariah Chapter 3! There simply was no requirement for the Messiah to be demi-god and sin free from birth. In fact, to Fulfill the Plan of Salvation he must have sinned, so that ‘The Way’ would be “proven” through him that leads to Resurrection.


Hebrews 4:15
For we do not have a High Priest (Yahusha was consecrated High Priest directly by Yahuah after his Mikveh by John when he fled into the wilderness, Zechariah Chapter 3) who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one (a High Priest) who has been tempted in every way (in the desert by Satan), just as we are--yet he did not sin (as High Priest in context).

What Sha’ul was referring to in Col. 2 is where Yahuah cancelled out the ‘Certificate of Debt’ we all owed when Yahusha obeyed the calling of The Messiah and died as Passover Lamb. Yahusha offered the final sacrifice as a High Priest without sin because Yahusha was cleansed of his sin when he was Mikveh’d as we saw in Zechariah Chapter 3 verse 4.

So Yahusha was the literal Zadok of whom Yahuah Promised to establish the ‘Covenant of Peace’ and make the “Eternal High Priest” of Israel. This is “why” his life was accepted for Atonement! The Torah declares it and Yahuah Promised it.

Numbers 25
12"Therefore say, 'Behold, I give him My Covenant of Peace; 13and it shall be for him and his descendants after him, a Covenant of a Perpetual Priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made Atonement for the Sons of Israel.'


I will explain this in great detail in the chapter on Melchi Tsedek.



How did Yahusha defeat death?

This is the real question we are seeking to answer in this chapter. We are taught in Christianity that “Jesus paid the price for us, he bore our sin, he kept The Law so we don’t have to keep it, he died so we can live”. Just like that, just utter the name “Jesus” ... and you are in the clear, no need to do anything else, you can be Lawless and sin all you like and Grace will cover you.

This is simply not true. What Yahusha did do, was he was obedient to his role as Messiah (defined by Yahuah in Zechariah Chapter 3) and show us The Way by example that we must follow ourselves. Yahusha “bore our sin” in Fulfillment of the scapegoat and as a sin offering, he didn’t “die for our sin” (we still have to die physically for the sin in our own bodies) and he didn’t do it all for us, WE have to follow in his example if we too, are to defeat death like he did. We must follow his example of Mikveh (ritual cleansing of sin), Circumcision (of heart our commitment to keep His Law), and bringing an Offering of our lives to the Altar on Passover (we are living sacrificial lambs).

John 14:6

Yahusha answered, "I am (his example is) The Way and (his example is) the truth and (his example is) the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (he is the Mediating High Priest, we must be in Covenant with him by following his example).


John 10:3-4

For I have given you an example (a true way that leads to Eternal Life), that you should do as I have done.


1 Peter 2:2121

But if you suffer for doing good (obey The Law) and you endure it (you will be conformed to the image of Yahusha, Romans 8:29 and 2 Corinthians 3:18, who was perfected in Obedience through suffering discipline then washed clean of his past through Mikveh), this is commendable before Yahuah. 21 To this (to be conformed to the image of His son by walking The Way of Mikveh, Circumcision, and Offering on Passover) you were called, because the Messiah suffered (on Passover) for you (and tore the Veil giving you access to the Altar of Yahuah), leaving you an example (of what to do as he Fulfilled the Spiritual meaning of Passover, John 13:15), that you should follow in his steps (being Mikveh’d, demonstrating a Circumcised heart, and bring your own Offering on Passover to the Altar of Yahuah).

Note: My book The Narrow Gate explains in great detail The Way through The Narrow Gate of Passover.

Yahusha did NOT do it ALL for us, he obeyed Yahuah, and set the Righteous example for us to follow. In doing so, Yahuah Promised to forgive our sin and cover the Death Decree against us as Sha’ul said... IF we follow his example! This process is explained in my book The Narrow Gate.

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The Death Decree that Yahuah covers is called ‘The Second Death’ (or rather the final Spiritual Death Decree). He does not cover the first physical death decree. The Spiritual Death Decree (or second death) is ‘passed over’ for all who follow Yahusha’s example and put their Faith in (and properly celebrate) Passover. Very few people know what I’m talking about and keep Passover properly. We follow the example of Rabbinical Judaism... not Yahusha. Yahuah does not issue the final Death Decree and we then defeat death and live again if we “do this in remembrance of his example”. So, we all, like Yahusha, must physically die and pay the price of sin as we inherited death in our bodies. It is Spiritual Death that we do not suffer because after we die, because we, like Yahusha, defeat death and are raised to Eternal Life by Yahuah. Let me explain.





Every one dies for their own sin!

I said that Yahusha did not pay our penalty of sin in our body, and he did not cover the first Death Decree… you still are going to die. Every physical body must die a natural death (or be translated through transposition which is just another form of physical death). We know that Yahuah's Own Laws prevent anyone (including Yahusha) from being judged for another man’s sin. Each man is judged for his sin alone:

Deuteronomy 24:16

"The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin."

We all are going to pay for our sin through physical death just like Yahusha did. Yahuah would never violate His Own Law and put Yahusha to death for our sin! Yahusha died as all men do, he was not born into sin. In fact, per Zechariah Chapter 3, Yahusha had his sin forgiven through Mikveh just like we do. The entire doctrine of “Original Sin” is a false doctrine. What the Bible teaches is that through one MAN’S act of disobedience to The Law of Yahuah (Adam) “sin” was brought into the world (not our body) and as a result of Adam's sin his body began to die. From that point forward, DEATH was passed to all men genetically and sin was in the world.

Romans 5:12

"Wherefore, as by one man… sin entered into the world, and death by sin (so death comes by you own sin not genetically); and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned (so our own sin justifies our own physical death which is genetic)"

The Bible says that DEATH, not “sin”, is passed on in the body we are NOT born into “original sin” we are born into a body that is ‘predisposed to sin’. Sin was brought into the world (not our body) through one act of disobedience. Death however is passed to all men genetically as we are all born to die. In this way, The "Law" of sin and you die by Decree called The Law of Sin and Death reigned over humanity and we lived in bondage to the ‘fear of death’.

It is THIS threat of death that held us captive not The Law of Yahuah:

Hebrews 2:14-15

14 so that by his death he, Yahusha, might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil — 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their ‘fear of death’ (not in slavery to The Law as Christianity teaches)

We are all born to die and predisposed to "sin" in our flesh through temptation and that weakened The Law’s ability to deliver Eternal Life as Promised. As we read before The Law was weakened by our flesh, it is ‘we’ who are not perfect! We were the weak link in The Law and our weaknesses made The Law incomplete and prevented The Law from delivering Eternal Life as Promised. The Law had to be made complete through Grace (by covering the Death Decrees) for The Law to achieve its Righteous outcome which is Eternal Life.

Proverbs 3
1My son, do not forget My Torah, but let your heart keep My Commandments; 2 For length of days and years of life And Peace they will add to you.


Deuteronomy 11

20"You shall write them (The Torah) on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which Yahuah swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the Earth.

It is in this way Yahusha “Fulfilled” The Law by walking The Way, set an example for all of us to follow as he bridged the gap of our own weaknesses by covering the Death Decrees. Now, in Covenant with Yahusha, The Law is complete and delivers Eternal Life for Obedience as Promised. However, this fleshly body ‘predisposed to sin’ and designed genetically to die must pay the price for our sin, this includes Yahusha. Although Yahuah wiped away Yahusha’s sin through Mikveh (and ours too), this flesh cannot live Eternally and must be put to death.






A “God” Cannot Atone for the Sin of Mankind!

This cycle of “being born to die, and dying guilty of sin to justify that death” had to be broken by a man just as it began with a man. If Yahusha was a demi-god the entire concept of overturning Adam’s act would have no value. In order to defeat death, a man whose body was genetically engineered to “die” (which was justified because “all have sinned) had to die innocent in the eyes of Yahuah.

Death then cannot hold an innocent man who has been ritually cleansed with Living Water through Mikveh, because death is the penalty of sin; and Yahuah has to issue the final death decree for them to stay dead (the Second Death). So Yahuah Predestined a human Messiah, to come and live and serve as High Priest in complete Obedience to His Law (after he was Mikveh’d and his sin taken away). That is how Yahusha defeated death… Yahusha accomplished his role defined in Zechariah Chapter 3… then Yahuah honored His Promise, and death was defeated in ONE DAY and Yahuah forgave the sins of the land. We see Sha’ul stress this very thing:

Hebrews 5:8-9

8 though Yahusha was a Son, yet he learned Obedience (to Yahuah) by the things which he suffered. 9 And having been perfected (by Yahuah through Obedience and suffering throughout his life and ultimately washed clean, being Circumcised, and giving his life on Passover), Yahusha became the Author of Eternal Salvation (Forefather of Everlasting Life) to all who obey Yahuah (and follow Yahusha’s example).-

In other words, Yahusha’s life of being perfected by The Law of Yahuah became the example of the true way to Eternal Life. His way is the true way that leads to Eternal Life. The Truth, The Way, and The Life. The Messiah Yahusha was ‘that man’ to break the ‘Law of Sin and Death’ and then die innocent and defeat death in the process. Through the Messiah, one act of the Obedience of one man (not God) resulted in Salvation from death.

We see that DEATH not "sin" came through Adam genetically... and by "man" not "God" came the Resurrection of the dead!


1 Corinthians 15

20 But now the Messiah is risen from the dead (by Yahuah), and has become the First Fruits (through Resurrection) of those who have fallen asleep (First Born Son of the Resurrection i.e. Eternal Creation not physical Creation, First Born of the dead, Revelation 1:5 and Colossians 1:18). 21 For since by man (Adam) came death, by Man (not God) also came the Resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in (one human) Adam all die, even so in (one human), the Messiah, all (the sons of Yahuah from the first to the last, Revelation 22:13)) shall be made alive (Begotten/Adopted by Yahuah as sons through Resurrection).

The Law of the Spirit of Life i.e. a man living in complete Obedience to The Law; having his sin forgiven through Mikveh, demonstrating a contrite Spirit and Circumcised heart, and giving his life up to serve Yahuah has received the Promise of Eternal Life. Yahusha, the man, became the example for all the sons of Yahuah and he is called the "Forefather of Everlasting Life" and made Righteous in the eyes of Yahuah. Now, to all of us who follow in his footsteps in Obedience to Yahuah, we too, are Declared Righteous. Not by Faith alone, but by a process of Obedience to The Law, suffering through Faith, and expressing our Faith by keeping Passover in light of Yahusha’s sacrifice. In doing so, Yahusha’s “blood” or sin offering is accepted by Yahuah to cover the second Death Decrees on our behalf and we too, are found innocent after we die… and we too, will defeat death through Resurrection:

James 2:16-26

16 Faith and Deeds (works of The Law). Faith alone does not save, nor does deeds alone. You must have both. …17 In the same way, Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have Faith; I have deeds.” Show me your Faith without deeds, and I will show you my Faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God (The Shema). Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. … 24 You see that a person is considered Righteous by what they ‘do’ and not by Faith alone…26 As the body without the Spirit is dead, so Faith without works of The Law is dead.

Yahusha being fully human denied the fleshly desire to "sin" after his Mikveh in the office of High Priest, and obeyed Yahuah even to the point of willingly going to his own death (which was not Yahusha's own will). It is the ultimate demonstration that Yahusha set aside his selfish will to live, and obeyed Yahuah's Will that he die IF he loved his Brothers enough to pay that price.

This was Yahuah’s Plan from the Beginning! Written in the stars before the foundation of the world... To literally perfect a human being (Yahusha) through suffering, making Yahusha our "Pioneer of our Salvation" our "Forefather of Everlasting Life" our ultimate example… all meaning the same thing.

Yahuah orchestrated our Salvation through His Human Messiah which was His Plan from the Beginning written in the stars, prophesied in Genesis where the seed of a woman would crush the head of the serpent, and foretold through all his Prophets, His Ordained Times, and countless shadow pictures such as Joseph, David, Joshua, Sampson, and so forth. That Plan of Yahuah’s was Fulfilled in Yahusha:

Hebrews 2

14 Since the children have flesh and blood (and are held captive to the Law of Sin and Death), he too, shared in their humanity (he was human too, and captive to genetic death) so that by his death (the death of a human not God) he, Yahusha, might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it is not Angels he helps (Yahusha was never an Angel!), but Abraham’s descendants (human being from a specific Bloodline). 17 For this reason (to break the Law of Sin and Death) he (Yahusha) had to be made like them fully human in every way (simply does not get any clearer than that), in order that he might become a Merciful and Faithful High Priest (who are chosen from among men) in service to Yahuah (he is the Mediating High Priest chosen from among men, he IS NOT YAHUAH ‘in the flesh’).


The Messiah had to be 100% human! Or the Plan of Salvation has failed!

Sha’ul is teaching above in Hebrews 2, the exact same message I am trying to convey. Since the Children of Yahuah are first born flesh and blood, the Messiah had to be born flesh and blood to ‘Atone’ for them and break the power of death.

Nowhere in Scripture does it say it takes ‘God’ to die to save us. Nowhere in Scripture did Yahuah Promise to come to Earth and die; that is impossible. For this reason (to defeat death), the Messiah HAD TO BE HUMAN not God or a demigod. A man, like Adam, had to undue the effects of what Adam brought into the world. A “God” cannot ‘Atone’ for a human being.

He could not have been Yahuah in the flesh. He had to be and was human.... fully human in every way, so says verse 17 above. Because if he wasn’t, he could not undue what was done by Adam who was human. Yahusha is the “second chance Adam”. A man brought sin and death into the world... it would take a man to take it out of the world.

Now, having proven himself as a human that could obey and withstand the temptation of his flesh... Yahusha was chosen by Yahuah from among all mankind as High Priest to serve Him for Eternity (Fulfilling the Promise to the House of Zadok... see my book, “Melchizedek and the Passover Lamb”). Yahusha HAD to die, not only for us but for himself (to pay the price of the genetic structure he inherited from Adam, he was 100% human and his death proved it). He too, was in a human body predisposed to death genetically and that body had to be put to death for Yahusha to enter The Kingdom of Yahuah. He had to make that sacrifice as the human High Priest. Let’s look at Hebrews 5 in more detail to show that Yahusha had to make the Passover Sacrifice for himself as well. We see that Yahusha as High Priest is chosen from among men in vs. 3 "he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself".

Hebrews 5

1 For every High Priest (Yahusha was the High Priest of Israel by bloodline of Zadok, consecrated High Priest by Yahuah, Zechariah Chapter 3) taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to Yahuah, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins; 2 he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness; 3 and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself. 4 And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by Yahuah, even as Aaron was. 5 So also Yahusha did not Glorify himself so as to become a High Priest, but Yahuah Who said to Yahusha "YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU"; 6 just as Yahuah says also in another passage, "YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK." 7 In the days of Yahusha’s flesh (when he was fully human in every way), Yahusha offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One (God, Yahuah, The Shema) able to ‘save’ Yahusha from death (Yahusha did not rise from the dead, he was risen by Yahuah), and Yahusha was heard because of Yahusha’s piety (NOT because he was a demi-god! But because of his reverent Obedience to The Law, see Zechariah Chapter 3). 8 Although Yahusha was a Son (not Yahuah), Yahusha ‘learned’ Obedience (to the ONE GOD) from the things which he suffered (Yahuah is Unity and Perfection ‘Aleph/Tav’ He needs no perfecting! Absolute proof that Yahuah is NOT Yahusha). 9 And having been made perfect (Yahusha was NOT born perfect  being simply a man), Yahusha became (he was not always, he BECAME after his submission and death on Passover) to all those who obey Yahuah and follow Yahusha’s example, the source of Eternal Salvation (his example is our source, Yahusha is the Forefather of Everlasting Life), 10 being designated by Yahuah as a High Priest (from among men verse 1) according to the order of Melchi Tzedek (see the chapter on Melchi Tsedek). 11 Concerning Yahusha we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. (that is a true statement especially today)

So, what Sha’ul is saying above, is that it took a human High Priest to offer the final sacrifice for himself and for all those in covenant with him. As we read in Zechariah Chapter 3, Yahusha Fulfilled his responsibility to show The Way by example and be obedient to his role as The Branch. As a result, Yahuah too, Fulfilled His Promise (in Zechariah Chapter 3) and “forgave the sin of the land in one day”. When Yahusha said “it is finished”, Yahuah covered the Second Death Decree and released all those being held in bondage to death. We see in the Gospel account that the graves gave up their dead at that moment. What we don’t realize is that ‘we all followed Yahusha’ that day in the Resurrection just like he told the thief on the stake next to him. You see, the Resurrection is an event that occurs outside of the boundaries of time (in the realm of the Spirit) and we Witnessed the first Resurrection of the dead on that day. When Yahusha said “it is finished” and Yahuah covered the Second Death Decree (which was holding us in bondage to death) and death was defeated. I go further into the Resurrection later in this book and explore the concept of time. More info on the Resurrection in my book, The Yahushaic Covenant...

This topic is “vital to our Salvation”. We must know who Yahusha the Nazarene truly was, accept his humanity, understand his Divinity was granted at his Resurrection, and walk The Way through The Narrow Gate. I have written a 550-page book explaining everything we must know to be a family member in good standing, The Yahushaic Covenant Volume 1: The Mediator. I know of no other book that breaks down the Covenant we are in, like I do in this book. I show very clearly what the Covenant is and what our roles are within it.

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