Yahuwshuwa is the Word
Spirit-filled and select, His words were both explicit and implied righteousness in striding the path — the walk of His life. His is the light amid a world of darkness.
When all else fails—when all others fall short—and you are all alone, there is a light that can guide you out of the darkest and longest tunnel.
A precedent to follow has already been set, to reclaim your life eternal:
The Eternal Word incarnate in BEN ELOHIM
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim (אלהים), and the Word was Elohim (אלהים; θεός ).
The same was in the beginning with Elohim (אלהים).
The Pre-incarnate work
All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
In Him was Chayim (life); and the Chayim was the Ohr (light) of men.
And the Ohr (light) shines in darkness; and the darkness did not comprehended it.
There was a man sent from Elohim (אלהים), whose name [was] Yochanan.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Ohr (light), that all [men] through him might believe.
He was not that Ohr (light), but [was sent] to bear witness of that Ohr (light).
[That] was the true Ohr (light), which Ohr (light) every man that comes into the Olam Hazeh.
He was in the Olam Hazeh, and the Olam was made through Him, and the Olam Hazeh did not know Him.
He came to His own, and His own did not received Him.
But as many as received Him, to them gave he power to become the Benai Elohim (אלהים), [even] to them that believe on His Name:
Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of Elohim (אלהים).
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only begotten Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Yochanan testified concerning Him and has cried out saying:
This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me: for He was before me.’ ”
And of His fullness we have all received, and Chesed (grace) upon Chesed.
For the Torah was given by Mosheh, but Chesed and Emet came by Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach.
No man has seen Elohim (אלהים) at any time; The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of ha AVI, He has declared Him.
The Eidut Yochanan the Immerser:
Matt 3:1- 12; Mark 1:7, 8; Luke 3:15-17
Now this is the testimony of Yochanan, when the Yehudim sent Kohenim and Leviim from Yerushalayim to ask him “Who are you?”
He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Mashiach.
And they asked him: What then? Are you Eliyahu?”
And he said: I am not.
Are you ha Navi?
And he answered: No.
Then said they to him:
Who are you? that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?
I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Make straight the way of the YEHOVAH (יהוה), just as YeshaYahu haNavi said.”
Now those who had been sent were from the Perushim.
And they asked him, saying:
“Why then do you immerse if you are not the Mashiach, nor Eliyahu, nor ha Navi?
Yochanan answered them, saying:
I immerse with Mayim: but there stands ONE among you, whom you do not know;
Hu HaBah (He is the One who comes) after me, of whom I am not worthy even to untie the strap of His sandal.
These things were done in *Beit AnYah on other side of the Yarden, where Yochanan was immersing.
The next day Yochanan sees Yehoshua (יהושע) coming to him, and said:
Hinnei Seh Elohim (אלהים), which takes away the sin of the Olam Hazeh.
This is HE of whom I said, After me comes a Man which is preferred before me: for He was before Me.
And I knew Him not: but that He should be made manifest to Yisrael, therefore am I come immersing with Mayim.
And Yochanan testified, saying:
I have beheld the Ruach descend from heaven like a dove, and He remained on Him.
I myself did not know Him, but He who sent me to immerse with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Ruach descend and remain on HIM, this is HE who immerses with the Ruach HaKodesh.’
And I have seen, and testified that this is BEN Elohim (אלהים).
In Search of Talmidim
Again the next day after Yochanan stood, and two of his Talmidim;
And looking upon Yehoshua (יהושע) as He walked,
Hinnei seh Elohim (אלהים)!
And the two Talmidim heard Him speak, and they followed Yehoshua(יהושע).
Then Yehoshua (יהושע) turned, and saw them following, and said to them, What do you seek?
They said to him:
Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Teacher,) where are You staying?
He said to them:
“Come and see!”
They came and saw where He was staying and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour)
One of the two which heard Yochanan [speak], and followed Him, was Andreas, Shimon Kefa’s brother.
He first finds his own brother Shimon, and said to him, We have found the Mashiach, which is, being interpreted, the Mashiach.
And he brought him to Yehoshua (יהושע). And when Yehoshua(יהושע) looked at him,
“You are Shimon Bar Yonah: You shall be call Kefa, (which is by interpretation, A rock).
Yehoshua (יהושע) calls Philip and Natan’el
The day following Yehoshua (יהושע) would go forth into Galil, and findsPhilippos, and said to him, Follow Me.
Now Philippos was of Beit Zata, the city of Andreas and Kefa.
Philippos finds Natan’el, and said to him:
We have found him, of whom Mosheh in the Torah, and the Neviim, did write, Yehoshua (יהושע)Natzeret, Ben Yosef.
And Natan’el said to him:
Can there any good thing come out of Natzeret?
Philippos said to him:
Come and see.
Yehoshua (יהושע) saw Natan’el coming to him, and said of him, Hinnei an Yisraelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
Natan’el said to Him:
How do You know me?
Yehoshua (יהושע) answered and said to him:
Before that Philippos called you, when You were under the fig tree, I saw you.
Natan’el answered and said to Him:
“Rabbi, You are BEN Elohim (אלהים); You are haMelekh Yisrael!”
Yehoshua (יהושע) answered and said to him,
Because I said to you, “I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe?” You shall see greater things than these.”
And Yehoshua (יהושע) said to him:
Truly, Truly, I say to you,
Hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the Malakim Elohim (אלהים) ascending and descending upon BEN ha ADAM.
Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island – largest sea cave in the world. Three-Day Kayak and Hiking Tour of the Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz – see www.nps.gov/chis/ ) in Southern California, 02-04 July 2009 – Mike Baird [flickr.com]