According to John
The Book of Breetah (Genesis) interpreted form the Ancient Aramaic Scriptures is different than the Book of Genesis in other Bibles, since it was originated in the Ancient Aramaic language and not in the Modern Hebrew dialect. I’m including a picture of the first chapter verses 1-5 to show the differences -- when compared to the Modern Hebrew version and the translations made into other languages.
The five opening verses of Breetah (Genesis) translated interpretively:
1. As the beginning, the Son of Allaha creates the heavens and the earth.
2. And the earth was for Him and by Him, and the darkness was over the face of infinite space, and the Spirit of Allaha was over the layers of the water.
3. And Allaha said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
4. And Allaha saw that the light was beautiful* and Allaha chose light over darkness.
5. And Allaha called the Light "day" and the Darkness "night," and the evening and the morning became part of one cycle, the first eon.
In my view, John explained the first five verses of the Book of Breetah with the first five verses of his Gospel (John 1 verses 1-5.) Here they are:
1. In the beginning of creation there was the Milta; and that Milta was with Allaha; and Allaha was the embodiment of that Milta. 2. This was in the beginning with Allaha. 3. Everything was within his power otherwise nothing would ever exist. 4. Through him there was Life and Life became the spark of humanity. 5. And that ensuing fire lights the darkness and darkness does not overshadow it.
John saw that Maran Eashoa Msheekha was the Milta of Maryah Allaha. This in itself is proof that both the Old and the New Testaments were originated in the Ancient Aramaic language. It’s the only way – from the etymology of the language – can someone draw that conclusion.
The Gospel of Luke
When Eashoa came to the world two thousand years ago, he came as a child – a human being (Son of Man) -- and the most detailed account in the New Testament was written by Luke. Luke, a disciple of Paul, wrote of how Eashoa was born and the circumstances surrounding where He was born. His narrative drew on eyewitness accounts, such as that of Mary, Joseph, and the Disciples.
Since many desired to write the history of the main doctrines, these by which we are redeemed; as such, these doctrines were passed on to us from old by those who had seen and had served His Milta (Manifestation,) it appeared also to me -- since I was close to them to see everything clearly -- that I should write everything according to that doctrine to you, ordained theologian, so that you may know the truth about the Milta for the sake of Whom you have been discipled.
There was in the days of Herod, king of the Judeans, a high priest whose name was Zechariah, from the priesthood of the house of Avijah, and his wife was from the house of Aaron, her name was Elizabeth. Both of them stood righteous before Allaha, and they upheld all His commandments, and they obeyed Maryah in righteousness without deviation.
They did not have children since Elizabeth was barren and both of them were advanced in years. And it happened as he performed the priestly rites of service before Allaha, according to the ceremony of priesthood, there arrived the moment for consecrating incense and he entered the sanctuary of Maryah.
And all the congregation of the people prayed outside, at the offering of incense. And the angel of Maryah appeared to Zechariah, standing at the right of the altar of incense. Zechariah became extremely confused as he saw him, and fear came over him.
But the angel said to him, “Do not fear, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth shall give birth to a son and you will call his name John. And you shall have joy and prosperity and many shall be glad over his birth. For he will be great before Maryah, and he shall drink neither wine nor alcohol, and he shall be filled by the Holy Spirit while he is in his mother's womb.”
“And he shall bring back many of the children of Israel back to their Maryah Allaha. And he shall go before them in the spirit and body of Elijah the Prophet, so as to reconcile the parents to their children, and to those uncommitted to the knowledge of the high priests, and he shall deliver to Maryah a united people.”
And Zechariah said to the angel, “How can that be possible? For I am old and my wife is advanced in age?”
But the angel replied, “I am the Gabriel that stands before Allaha, and I have been sent to speak with you and promise you these things. As of now you shall be silent and you will not be able to speak, until the day all these are fulfilled, because of not believing my words, which shall be fulfilled in their time.”
However, the people who stood outside, expecting Zechariah to come out, were amazed at his delay in the sanctuary. Then when he came out, he was not able to speak to them, and they understood that he had seen a vision in the temple. He indicated to them with a gesture that he was unable to speak.
And as the days of his service were completed, he went to his home. And it happened after those days that his wife Elizabeth became pregnant, and she hid herself for five months.
She said, “This is what Maryah did for me in the days when he shed his grace upon me, as He healed my bareness before all mankind.”
But in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from Allaha to Galilee, to the town by the name of Nazareth, to the Virgin that was betrothed to the man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the name of the Virgin was Mary.
And the angel settled near her and said to her, “Peace be with you, full of grace, Maryah is with you, blessed among women.”
But as she saw him, she was struck with his declaration, and she wondered what kind of greeting was this. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have received Allaha's grace.
“For, behold, you shall be with child, and you shall give birth to a Son, and you shall call his name Eashoa. He shall be Supreme, and He shall be called the Son of Eil, and Maryah Allaha shall give him the throne of David, his ancestor.
And he shall rule over the house of Jacob to the end of the universe, and his rule shall never be relinquished.”
Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not have a husband?”
The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit shall come and the power of Eil shall set upon you, because of this the One you give birth to is holy, and He shall be called the Son of Allaha.
Adding another perspective to the Allahoota (Godhood) of Eashoa Msheekha, here’s what Matthew wrote in his first chapter:
birth of Eashoa then happened like this: as Mary his mother was engaged to
Joseph, while they were not married yet, she was found to be with child through
the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her betrothed, however, was a righteous man and he did
not wish to expose it; he planned to secretly divorce her. As he was thinking
of this, the angel of Maryah appeared to him in his dream, and said to him,
“Joseph, son of David, do not fear taking Mary as your wife, because He that is
born to her is of the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and His name
shall be called Eashoa, for he will bring his people back to Life from their
“All this took place then so that everything Maryah had said through the prophet may be fulfilled, that, behold, the Holy Virgin will conceive, and give birth to the Son, and they will call his name Emanuel (Emmano-Eil,) which means ‘Eil Is With Us.’”
So the prophetic word was already in the Scriptures regarding Eashoa Msheekha’s connection to the Allahoota (Godhood.) Joseph would become the surrogate father of Eashoa’s human nature, while Eil was the Father of Eashoa’s Divine nature.
Back to Luke:
“And, behold, Elizabeth, your relative, she too is with child, in her old age, and this is the sixth month already, for the one who is called barren. For nothing holds up Allaha.”
Mary said, “Behold, I shall be a mother for Maryah. It shall be as you say.” And the Angel left.
Then Mary got up in those days and hurriedly went to the town of Judah. She entered the house of Zechariah, and sought the tidings of Elizabeth.
And as Elizabeth heard Mary's tidings, there was movement in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, as she said to Mary, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. How could I have been granted this that the Mother of Maryah has come to visit me?
“But as I heard your tidings, it was with great joy that I experienced the child move.
“And blessed be your Faith, so as there might be fulfillment of these things that are spoken of through Her from Allaha.”
Then Mary said, “My soul is the conduit for Maryah. And my spirit is overjoyed through my Life-giving Allaha, who gazed upon the willingness of His Mother; for, behold, as of now, blessings of all the generations shall be upon me.
“Since He has performed mighty deeds through me, the One who is Omniscient and whose name is Holy -- and His Grace is for centuries over those generations that submit to Him.
“He achieves victory with his arm, and scatters the arrogant through the desire of their hearts.
“He shall push religious leaders from their thrones and He shall raise the meek in their places.
“The hungry shall be satisfied with blessings and the rich will end their meaningless fasts.
“He helps Israel his servant, and recalls His mercy, as he spoke with our forefathers, with Abraham and his seed to the end of the universe.”
Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months, and then hastened back home.
But as it was time for Elizabeth to give birth, she gave birth to a son. And her neighbors and relatives heard that Allaha shed His mercy upon her, and they rejoiced with her.
And on the eighth day, they had the child circumcised, and they wanted to call him by his father's name ‘Zechariah.’ But the child's mother said to them, “No, not that; he is to be called John.”
And they said to her, “There is no one in your family called by that name.”
And they signaled to Zechariah, the child's father, to tell them what he wished to call him. Zechariah indicated that he wanted to write down the name, and he wrote that his name was to be ‘John.’
Everyone was amazed. And at once Zechariah regained his speech, as he spoke out and gave blessings to Allaha.
And there was fear among their neighbors, and in the entire mountain area of Judah they spoke of these things. And all those who heard about it, thought in their hearts,
“Who will this child be? The hand of Maryah will be with him.”
Then the Holy Spirit filled Zechariah, and he prophesied, “Blessed is the Maryah Allaha of Issrayil, who consecrates him and makes him a savior, and designates him as a priest for redemption in the house of David, His servant.
“As He spoke through the utterance of His holy prophets from the beginning of the universe.
“So as to deliver us from our enemies, and from the hand of all our haters, who shed His mercies over our forefathers, and who confirmed His holy covenants.
“And the vows He made to Abraham, our father, who passed them on to us, so we may be delivered from the hand of our enemies, and so we may fall before Him without fear, all our days, in righteousness and holiness.
“And you, child, Prophet of Eil, you shall be called, for you will go before the face of Maryah, to bless his path.
“To give the knowledge of life everlasting to the nations, through repentance from their sins, by the merciful grace of our Allaha, through which we were granted the Light of Heaven -- to enlighten those who sat in darkness and by the shadows of death, to set us on the path of salvation.”
The child thus grew up and was filled with the Spirit. And he lived in the desert until the day he was discovered by Issrayil.
Luke’s Nativity Story
It happened in those days, when the order came from Augustus Caesar, that a census of all his subject people was ordered. This was the first census during the governorship of Quirinius in Syria, and all people went to register in their towns.
There went up also Joseph from Nazareth, town of Galilee, to Judah -- to the town of David, which is called Bethlehem -- since he was from the house of David and from the family of David, together with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child -- so as to register there.
And it happened as they were there, the day of childbirth arrived. She gave birth to the heir Son, and she wrapped him in strips of cloth and pitched him a place in the manger, for they had no place of accommodation.
There were shepherds there in the countryside. They were guarding their flocks during the night. Suddenly the angel of Allaha appeared to them, and the glory of Maryah shined upon them. They were really frightened.
And the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, behold, I bring you a great joy, a joy that shall come to the whole universe, for on this day has been born to you a Savior, who shall be the Maryah Msheekha -- or the Lord Messiah -- in the town of David.
“And for you this is a sign: you shall find a baby, wrapped in strips of cloth, and consecrated in the manger.”
And suddenly there appeared with the angel, great forces from heaven, as they glorified Allaha, saying, “Glory be to Allaha in the Highest, and on earth, Peace, and Blessed Hope for all humanity.”
And it happened that as the angels went from them to heaven, the shepherds spoke to each other, “Let us then go to Bethlehem, and see this Milta that is born, as Maryah has proclaimed to us.”
And they came hurriedly and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby consecrated in the manger. And as they saw, they affirmed to Mary and Joseph the manifestation that was proclaimed among them concerning the baby.
They were amazed at the things the shepherds told them. And Mary observed all the words spoken by them, as she pondered them in her heart. Then the shepherds went off -- while glorifying and offering halleluiahs to Allaha -- over everything they saw and heard, just as it was proclaimed to them.
And after eight days, as the time for circumcision of the child had arrived, he was given the name ‘Eashoa,’ the name that was announced by the angel before the Conception.
And as the days of their purification were completed, according to the Law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to offer him to Maryah -- as it is written in the Law of Maryah, “Any heir who opens the womb, blessed of Maryah he shall be called.”
“And you shall offer him through sacrifice -- as is commanded by the Law of Maryah – a pair of pigeons or two young doves.”
Eashoa’s Circumcision from Luke’s Gospel
There was a man in Jerusalem, his name was Simon, and this man was righteous and holy. He was full of the love of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
Simon had been told by the Holy Spirit, that he would not taste death until he saw the Anointed One of Allaha.
So the Spirit directed him to go to the temple on that day, and the parents of Eashoa brought the baby Eashoa there also. They offered the customary sacrifices on his behalf, as it was written in the Law.
Simon received Eashoa on his arms. He blessed Allaha and declared, “As of now relieve your servant, Maryah, according to your manifestation of Peace, for, behold, my eyes have seen your Mercy – this infant whom you have hallowed before all the nations: Light of Revelation for all generations, and for the blessing of your people Issrayil.”
But as Joseph and Mary heard Simon speaking of Eashoa in this way, they were astonished.
Simon then blessed them and said to Mary, “Behold, this One is consecrated for the fall and rise of many of Israelites, and for the fall and rise of others who will be coming as well.
“Nevertheless, your soul shall be pierced by a lance, as there shall be revealed the intentions of many hearts.”
Hannah, the prophetess, daughter of P’nueil, of the kinship of Asher, she too was advanced in age, and for seven years she lived with her betrothed, from the time she was of marriageable age.
She had been a widow for about eighty-four years, and she was never out of the temple -- while she was fasting or in prayer -- she worked day and night.
So now she also came forward in that hour and served Maryah, and she spoke about the Child who was circumcised on that day, to every person who was committed to the salvation of Jerusalem.
And as everything was fulfilled according to the Law of Maryah, they went back to Galilee, to Nazareth, their town.
Eashoa at age 12
And the child grew up and was strengthened by the Spirit and was filled with wisdom, and the grace of Allaha was upon him.
His parents went to Jerusalem every year for the celebration of the Passover.
So when Eashoa was about twelve, they again went up to the feast, according to tradition.
And as the days of the feast ended, they went off to return home; but unknown to them, Eashoa had remained in Jerusalem. Joseph and Mary did not know.
They supposed that he was with the children who went along with them. But as they went on for another day, they looked for him among their folk, and among those who knew them.
They did not find him, so they had to gather themselves up again and go back to Jerusalem and search for him.
And after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting among the rabbis, hearing them out -- and asking them questions.
And all who heard Eashoa were astonished by his wisdom and by his comprehensive explanations.
And as his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “My son, why did you do this to us? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you for three days.”
Eashoa said to them, “Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that it was my duty to be in my Father’s house?” But they did not fully understand what Eashoa was saying to them.
Nevertheless, he was obedient to them, so he went down with them and came to Nazareth – yet His Mother Mary maintained and cherished all His sayings in her heart, because Eashoa was already great in stature and wisdom, and in grace with Allaha and humanity.
Mark or as he was known in Aramaic ‘Marqus’
Mark, the writer of the Gospel of Mark took on the name ‘Youkhanan’ (or John.) And so we begin with His narrative at this point – quoting the Prophet Isaiah regarding John the Baptist --
“Behold, I shall send my messenger before you, to lay out the path – the voice that cries out in the wilderness.”
“Consecrate the path of Maryah!” John was in the wilderness. From there he preached the baptism of grace for the forgiveness of sins.
And there came out to him all the inhabitants of Judea. He baptized them in the River Jordan, as they confessed their sins.
He preached, “Behold, there comes one after me, who is mightier than me – I’m not even worthy of untying his sandals. I baptize you with water; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
And one day Eashoa came from Nazareth to be baptized by John in the River Jordan.
John immersed Eashoa in the water, and when He came up He saw the heaven split open and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him. Then there came the voice from heaven, “You are my beloved Son, in you I am fulfilled.”
I continue with the Gospel of Matthew here because it’s more detailed when writing of the temptations to which Satan subjected Eashoa.
“Then Eashoa was taken to the wilderness by the Holy Spirit, where He was going to be tempted by the Devil.”
Eashoa fasted for forty days and forty nights. Finally, he became hungry.
Then the Tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of Allaha tell these stones to become bread.”
Eashoa replied and said, “It is written that it is not by bread alone that a
man lives, but by every word that issues from the mouth of Allaha.
Then the Devil took him to Jerusalem and stood beside him on the parapet of the temple, saying to Him that if you are the Son of Allaha, cast yourself down, for it is written, “He will put His angels at your command and they will lift you on their hands, so your foot will not touch the stone.”
Eashoa said to him, “Again, it is written, you shall not tempt Maryah, your Allaha.”
Then the Devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these I will give you, if you fall down to your knees and worship me.”
Eashoa had heard enough and said, “Begone, Satan, for it is written that you
shall worship your Maryah Allaha and for Him alone you shall work.”
Then the Devil left Eashoa, and the angels came and ministered to Him.
In the First Letter of John, we see how John describes Eashoa Msheekha with respect to the Allahoota when the universe was created.
1. We have given you the hope for the One who IS (Eil-leh) from the beginning of creation, the One whom we heard and saw with our eyes, saw and felt with our hands, He who is the manifestation of Life (Reference to Eashoa proffering the Eternal Life.)
2. And Life became revealed, and we have seen and we are witnessing and we are preaching to you: Life to the end of the universe, that which was with the Father, and who revealed it to us.
3. And since we saw and heard we also proclaim it to you so that you may have fellowship with us. Thus, our fellowship is with the Father and the Son Eashoa the Messiah.
4. And these things that we write to you are so that we may all rejoice in fellowship together.
5. And this is the hope that we heard from Him, and we give you the hope that Allaha is that Light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him.
6. And if we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet we walk in darkness, we are liars even though we have accepted the Truth.
7. But if we walk in the light, as he is the Light, we shall have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Eashoa, his Son, shall cleanse us of all our sins.
8. And if we say that we have no sin, we have lost our soul and the Truth is not in us.
9. But if we confess our sins, he is Faithful and Holy that he forgives us our sins, and we are cleansed of all abomination.
10. And if we say that we did not sin, we called Him a liar, and His manifestation is not in us.
With John the Trinity was always clearly stated; i.e., the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are always together as One. Thus the Fourth Gospel is theologically the most advanced. That’s why his Gospel is the last of the Four Gospels.
Moreover, John saw the necessity to bring together the Three Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, to show that they were three layers of the story of Eashoa Msheekha. While the Gospel of Matthew was the most historical, John penned the Gospel of Mark to present a brief but dynamic way of preaching the message of Eashoa Msheekha. And Luke’s Gospel represented the most poetically elegant narrative regarding the life and times of Maran Eashoa Msheekha in Biblical times.
Returning to Mark’s narrative --
And there was a man in their synagogue that was possessed by a demon. He cried out, “What do we have to do with you, Eashoa the Nazarene? Have you come to vanquish us? I know who you are -- holy One of Allaha.”
And Eashoa rebuked him, “Shut your mouth and get out of him.” And the demon wracked him and cried out in a loud voice and came out of him.
All the people who witnessed it were amazed. They asked one another, “Who is this? And what is this new knowledge -- that with authority he commands even the demons and they obey him?”
And at once his name became known in all of Galilee.
The Healings of Eashoa Msheekha
Continuing with the Gospel of Mark:
And they went out of the synagogue and came to the house of Simon and Andrew, together with James and John.
And Simon's mother-in-law was bedridden with fever, and they told him about her.
And he approached, took her by the hand and raised her, and at once the fever left her, and she ministered to them.
I should note here that when Simon (Peter) and his brother went home, his wife’s mother was staying with them – so this was most likely Simon’s home. These people all followed Eashoa Msheekha. When Eashoa came to the twelve fishermen and asked them to follow him, these people had families and responsibilities. They were fishermen and the bread winners for their families. Their families and their children were all relying on them for sustenance. Most people reading these passages about Simon’s mother-in-law don’t think of the implications involved.
The Twelve Disciples and the extended families had homes, many of whom left them and followed Eashoa Msheekha. The fact that they were fishermen perhaps helped as they were more flexible, and that’s another reason why Eashoa Msheekha may have chosen fishermen as His Disciples. Galileans lived by the sea and made their living on the Mediterranean coast. The whole community was involved. All the Disciples were Galileans, even though they came from different tribes.
It’s interesting, therefore, that Galileans were chosen to spread the Gospel of Eashoa Msheekha. Moreover, the Galileans were exiled there from Nineveh. The kings of Ashur (Assyrian) had exiled them to Galilee. The Galileans were Jewish by faith, and they may’ve been from all the tribes of Issrayil who had been taken to Nineveh as captives. So the cultures of the Holy Lands were more homogenous than most people suspect today. I think that makes early Christianity more diverse than is thought today.
I also think that the Jerusalem Jews, the high priests, elders and religious sects, were more elitist because they had closer ties to the Romans and the Royal family in Judea.
In the evening, at sunset, there came to him those who were terribly ill and the demon possessed. And the whole town had gathered Simon’s door, where Eashoa stayed.
Eashoa Msheekha healed many who were wracked by various illnesses and He cast out many demons, and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.
Miraculous Healings in John’s Gospel
Eashoa Msheekha healed miraculously. It was different than how men of medicine healed. They healed with the scientific methods prevalent at the time; Eashoa healed with the words that He uttered. He healed with the power of His Milta. In other words, He healed the way Allaha heals. He healed through the manifestation of the Word.
John relates the miracles of Eashoa in his Gospel. On one occasion, when it was a feast of the Jews, Eashoa went up to Jerusalem.
There was in Jerusalem a place of baptism that was called the ‘House of Harvest,’ which was supported by five columns.
And by these columns there sat many sick people, the blind, the crippled, and the withered. They all awaited an angel that appeared periodically to stir the waters for them. And whoever went down first into the water, after the movement of the water, was restored from whatever illness he had.
There was a man there, one who for thirty-eight years had been afflicted with a foul illness. Eashoa saw him down by the column, and He knew that he had been ill a long time.
Eashoa asked him, “Do you anticipate getting well?”
The sick man replied, “Yes, Maryah -- but I do not have anybody that when the water is stirred will lower me into the baptismal pool. Before I get to the water, somebody else is down before me.”
Eashoa said to him, “Get up, take up your mat and go.”
And in that very hour the man was restored. He got up, took his mat, and was able to walk.
But that was on the Sabbath! And the Jews said to the one who was healed, “This is the Sabbath, you are not permitted according to Law of Moses to pick up your mat!”
“The one who restored me,” replied the man. “He is the one who told me to take up your mat and go.”
And they asked him, “Who is this man who told you to pick up your mat and go?”
But the man did not know who it was, because Eashoa had disappeared into the crowd that was present at place.
After a while Eashoa found the man in the temple and said to him, “Behold, you are healed now, do not sin again, so as not to end up worse than before.”
And the man went and told the Jews that it was Eashoa who had restored him.
And because of this the Jews abandoned Eashoa and wanted him killed, because of such works which Eashoa performed on the Sabbath.
Eashoa said to them, “Whatever my Father does, I also do.”
And because of this the Jews were forever resolved to kill him -- not only because he retired the Sabbath, but also about Allaha that He said was his Father. Thus He made himself equal to Allaha.
Eashoa Msheekha here addressed those Jews that would not accept Him.
Eashoa said to them, “Amen, amen, I am telling you, that the Son cannot do something unheard-of, but that which he sees His Father doing; because the things that the Father does, the Son also does.
“For the Father loves the Son, and whatever He does he reveals it to him. And much more than these works He will reveal to him so that you will be utterly amazed.
“For when the Father raises the dead and brings them back to life, the Son also brings those that He pleases back to life.
“For the Father never judges mankind -- all judgment has been given to the Son -- so that every human being may honor the Son as they honor the Father.
“Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
“Amen, amen, I am telling you, that whoever listens to my words and believes the One who sent me, has achieved eternal Life. They shall not be subject to judgment, except they shall have passed from Death to Life.
“Amen, amen, I am telling you, there will come an hour, and in fact the hour has just arrived, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of Allaha, and those that hear it shall live again.
“For just as for the Father that there is Life through His Triune Essences, He has given the Son Life through His Triune Essences.
“And his work is also to judge, since his Son was also the Son of Man.
“Therefore, do not be amazed when that hour comes, when all the dead hear His voice and come out -- those who did good deeds are resurrected for Life and those who did evil stand to be judged.
“I cannot make something out of nothing, except I judge according to what I hear and my judgment is a righteous one -- for I do not want satisfaction for myself, except I do so for the satisfaction of the One who sent me.
“If I were testifying on my own behalf, my testimony would not be sincere; but someone else is testifying on my behalf, and I know that it is a true testimony that is being given concerning me.
“You sent for John and he witnessed to the truth.
Putting John the Baptist’s testimony into perspective:
“But it was not from human beings that I needed testimony, except it was I who said that you shall live.
“John was a beacon of light, and you were satisfied for an hour and proud to be in that light. With me I have a testimony greater than John's; for the tasks my Father gave me to accomplish -- these very tasks that I do -- will be the testimony that the Father authorized me.
“And the Father who authorized me testified on my behalf; you neither hear His voice, nor recognize His presence” -- pointing to the fact that the religious order which was established to preserve the Scriptures had failed to recognize Eashoa as the Msheekha, and that therefore their authority was illegitimate, as it was based solely on their ambition and their desire for financial gain.
“And His manifestation does not abide in you, as long as you do not believe in whom He sent.
“Your entire hope is in the Scriptures, thinking that you have achieved eternal life, and yet the Scriptures testify about me -- you are not pleased to come to me so that you may have eternal life.
“Devotion from human beings does not nourish me; however, your lack of recognition demonstrates that the love of Allaha is not in you.
“I came in the name of my Father and you did not accept m; but if someone else comes in his own name, you accept him. How can you have faith, when you accept devotion from one another yet the grace of the One Allaha you do not accept? (Reference to His Oneness with the Father.)
“Do not expect that I will reduce you before the Father, there is someone else who will do that: Moses, in whom you have your hope. For if you had believed in Moses, you would have also believed in me; for it was about me that Moses wrote. And if you do not believe in his prophecy, how will you believe in my words?”
Returning to Mark’s narrative:
And before the break of dawn, Eashoa went to the wilderness and there he prayed. Simon and those with him were searching for Eashoa.
When they found him, they said, “Everybody is looking for you!”
He replied, “Let us go back to the village and the nearby towns, so I may preach there as well -- for this is what I have come for!” So he preached in all their synagogues -- and in all of Galilee -- casting out demons.
The healing of the leper and the simple recognition that Eashoa Msheekha required:
And a leper came to Him and fell at His feet. He prayed and said, “If you wish, you can heal me!”
Eashoa was merciful to him. He extended His hand and touched him, “I do wish it, be cleansed.”
And within the hour, the leprosy left him. He admonished him and let him go, “Tell no human being, except go and show yourself to the high priests, and make an offering on behalf of your cleansing -- as Moses commanded, in testimony.”
However, when the man went out, he began preaching everywhere, and the word was out, so that Eashoa was not able to enter the towns openly, except He had to stay out in the desert -- yet they came to Him from everywhere.
While the entire Scriptures testify to Maran Eashoa Msheekha’s Divinity, it is Mark’s brevity and fast pace that demonstrates Eashoa’s miraculous healing power most dramatically.
And again Eashoa entered Capernaum in the following days, and when they heard that He was home, many gathered, until it was not possible to contain them all -- not even in the entryway – and yet there also He spoke to them about the Milta – about His Manifestation of the Father.
And they brought to him a paralytic, who was carried by four people. They were not able to bring him close to Eashoa because of the crowd, so they set up a tent where Eashoa was staying, and they made the bed for the paralytic to rest on. As Eashoa saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “My son, your sins are forgiven.”
However, there were scribes sitting there, and they were reflecting in their hearts, “Who is this, speaking blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, except for Allaha?”
Eashoa, however, knew in His spirit that they were thinking this to themselves, and He said to them, “Why are you reflecting on these things in your hearts?
Which is easier, to tell the paralytic that your sins are forgiven, or to say, 'Rise, take up your mattress and walk?'
“So that you may know that the Son of Man is authorized on earth to forgive sins,” He turned to the paralytic, “to you I say, rise, take up your mattress and go to your home.”
And the man rose up in that very hour and took up his mattress and went out before all their eyes -- so that they were all amazed and glorified Allaha, saying, “We never saw anything like this before!”
Who did Eashoa Msheekha come for?
He went out to the sea again, and the whole crowd followed him, and so He taught them.
And as he passed by, He saw Levi, son of Alphaeus, sitting in the revenue collector's post, and He said to him, “Follow me.” And Levi got up and followed him. (Levi was a tax collector, who worked with the fishermen.)
And as he was dining in Levi’s house, many revenue collectors and sinners dined with Eashoa and His disciples.
The Scribes and Pharisees, as they saw that He was eating with revenue collectors and sinners, said to His Disciples, “Who eats and drinks with revenue collectors and sinners?”
And Eashoa heard it. “Those who have recovered need no physician, but those who are still sick need one,” Eashoa replied. “I did not come to call on the righteous, but on the sinners.”
The disciples of John and the Scribes used to fast, and they came and said to Eashoa Msheekha, “Why do the disciples of John and the Pharisees fast, yet your disciples do not?”
Eashoa told them, “Can the bridegroom’s companions fast while the bridegroom is still with them?
“The days will come however when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast on that day.
“No one cuts a new patch and sews it into worn-out clothing, because the new fabric does not go with the worn-out and the seam becomes more obvious.
“And no one pours new wine into worn-out wineskins, because the new wine bursts the skins and the wineskins become ruined, and the wine is spilled. However, they pour new wine in new wineskins.”
The Scribes and the Pharisees continued to question Eashoa Msheekha’s authority.
And it happened as Eashoa went through a field on a Sabbath His Disciples went about squeezing ears of grain and eating them.
The Pharisees said to Eashoa, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful?”
Eashoa said to them, “Did you never read what David did, when he was in need and hungry, he and his companions? When he entered the temple of Allaha, when Avitar was high priest, and he ate the bread of the offering of Maryah -- which was not lawful for him to eat but only for the high priests -- and he gave it also to his companions?”
And Eashoa said to them, “The Sabbath was created for the human being, and it was not the human being who was created for the Sabbath.
“Thus, the Son of Man is Maryah of the Sabbath also.”
Healing on the Sabbath viewed as ‘work.’
Eashoa entered the synagogue again, and there was a man whose hand was withered.
The Scribes and Pharisees kept an eye on Eashoa, to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so they could accuse him.
Then Eashoa said to the man with the withered hand, “Stand in the middle.”
Eashoa turned to the Scribes and Pharisees and said, “Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath -- or to do evil? To save life, or to destroy life?” But they remained silent.
Eashoa gazed at them knowingly. He was angered by the hardness of their heart. Then He said to the man, “Extend your hand.” The man extended his hand and it was restored.
And the Pharisees went out in that very hour, together with the house of Herod, and conspired to kill Him.
The Choosing of the Twelve Disciples
Eashoa Msheekha climbed the mountain and he called those that fulfilled his will, and he chose twelve that would be with Him. He sent them to preach and to He gave them the power to heal illnesses and cast out demons.
And he named Simon ‘Keepa’ or ‘The Rock.’ (‘Peter’ in Greek, which means ‘rock.’)
And to James, son of Zebedee, and John his brother, He gave them the name
‘Boanerges,’ which is the ‘Sons of Thunder.’
And the others were Andrew and Phillip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew and Thomas, and James, son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus, and Simon the Cananean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
Later at home the crowds gathered again, until there was not enough bread for anybody to eat. The members of the household came out to get hold of him.
They said, “He is out of his mind.”
At this point Eashoa Msheekha began to speak to them in parables – because it was not possible for them to understand anything unless it was explained to them through the logic of this world.
And the Scribes that came down from Jerusalem, said, “He is possessed by Beelzevow, and he is casting out demons by the head of the demons.”
The Scribes from Jerusalem didn’t believe that Eashoa was the Msheekha; however, Eashoa continued to preach to them. He gave them every chance to believe -- so they had no excuse.
Eashoa spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan?
“If a kingdom divides against itself, it cannot remain standing as a kingdom.
“And if a house divides against itself, that house cannot stand.
“And if someone from Satan rises against himself, he cannot remain standing. He ends up in ruins.
“No one can enter the house of a swordsman and steal his clothes, unless he ties up the swordsman beforehand and then robs his house.
“Amen, I am telling you that all sins and blasphemies that human beings commit will be forgiven; but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit has no forgiveness to the end of the universe, except he receives the Judgment of the world” -- because they said that he is possessed by an evil spirit.
Mark and the Parables of Eashoa Msheekha
“Listen, behold; the sower went out to sow. and as he sowed the seed, there was some that fell by the side of the road, and the birds came and ate it.
“Some fell on stone, where there was not much soil, and in its hour it dried up, for there was no depth to the soil.
“And as the sun climbed in the sky, it became hot, and because the new shoot had no root, it withered.
“And some seed fell among thorns and the thorns rose up and choked it, and that plant did not bear fruit.
“However, some seed fell on good soil, and it grew and became big and gave much fruit, some thirty and some sixty and some one hundred fold.”
Eashoa said to them, “Whoever has ears that hear, listen.”
Eashoa clarified the Parables for His Disciples.
When they were by themselves, His Disciples asked about the parables. Eashoa said to them, “To you have been given the doctrines of the Kingdom of Allaha, but for the outsiders everything happens through parables.
“So that as for seeing, they do see but are not discerning; and as for hearing, they do hear but without comprehending -- so as not to repent -- and so as I may forgive their sins.” (So Eashoa did have power to forgive sins. He didn’t reveal it to the Scribes and Pharisees when they demanded to know if He thought that He had the power to forgive sin.)
And he said to His Disciples, “Do you not understand this parable? Then how will you understand all the other parables?
“The sower who sows, is the sower of the manifestation.
“Those that are on the side of the road, are the ones in whom the manifestation is sown and when they hear it, at once Satan comes and takes away the manifestation that was sown in their heart.
“Those that were sown over the stone, are the ones that when they hear the manifestation, at once accept it with joy.
“But they have no root in their soul. They are seasonal, and when tribulation occurs, or rejection, on account of the Milta, they quickly get confused.
“And those that are sown among the thorns are those that hear the manifestation, but the yoke of the world and the crushing weight of wealth and various pleasures, overwhelm and choke out the manifestation, and it becomes fruitless.
“But those that are sown in good soil are the ones that hear the manifestation and accept it and produce fruit, thirty fold and sixty fold, and one hundred fold.”
Eashoa further explained the gift of Faith that was given to His Disciples.
He said to them, “Why, is a lamp lit and set under a bucket or beneath a bed? Is it not set on a lamp stand?
“For there was nothing hidden that was not meant to be revealed -- it was not hidden so as not to be revealed.
“If a human being has ears that hear, listen.”
And he said to them, “Listen to what I am telling you. By the measure that you measure, it will be measured to you, and you will be further rewarded, if you heed my words.
“For whoever has, it will be given to him, and whoever has not, even that which he has will be taken away from him.”
The Kingdom of Allaha is a continual process.
“Such is the Kingdom of Allaha,” Eashoa said. “It is like a man who casts the seed on the soil. He sleeps in the night and rises in the day, and the seed germinates and grows tall -- while he is unaware -- for the earth brings it to life. First it is a shoot and after that it becomes foliage, and then finally the foliage is full of grain.
“When it is in full fruition, at once there comes the sickle, for the harvest has arrived.”
Eashoa instructs His Disciples how to relate parables in their own ministry.
Eashoa said to them, “What does the Kingdom of Allaha resemble? And by what parable shall we relate it?
“It is like a mustard seed, when sown in the soil it is the smallest of all the plants on earth.
“And after it is sown, it climbs and becomes bigger than all the vegetation of its kind and it puts out a great number of branches, so that it is possible for birds to make their nests in its shade.”
And Eashoa Msheekha wanted His Disciples to know more about the kind of power He had.
He said to them in the evening, “Let us make the crossing.” They left the crowds and sailed away. There were other boats with them at sea.
And then there was a great storm and wind, and the waves fell into the vessel and it was nearly full of water.
Yet Eashoa slept on a cushion in the back of the vessel. And they came and woke him up, “Maran, are you not concerned that we are perishing?”
And he rose and rebuked the wind and told the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” And the winds became still and there was great calm.
He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Is there no faith in you?”
And he rose and rebuked the wind and told the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” And the winds became still and there was great calm.
And a great fear came upon them. And they said one to another, “Who is he, that the winds and sea obey him?”
Demonic Possession healed by Eashoa:
He came to the crossing of the sea, to the land of the Gidrai.
And when Eashoa left the vessel, a man from the graveyard approached him.
The man was possessed by evil spirits. He lived among the tombs. No one could keep him chained up.
Because whenever they shackled and chained him, he broke the chains and cut the shackles, and no one could catch him.
And in all seasons, by night and day, he stayed among the tombs and mountains, and he would cry out and divest himself with stones.
As he saw Eashoa from afar, he ran and worshipped him.
And he cried out in a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Eashoa -- Exalted Son of Allaha? I entreat you in the name of Allaha, do not torment me.” For Eashoa had said to him, “Begone from the man, evil spirit!”
Eashoa asked him, “What is your name?”
The man replied, “Legion is our name -- for we are many.”
And the evil spirits begged Eashoa profusely not to send them out of the land.
There was, however, a great herd of swine that were feeding by the mountainside. And the demons begged him, “Send us unto those swine, so we can leave through them.”
And Eashoa allowed them. Then the evil spirits left the man and entered the swine, and that herd ran to the edge of the cliff and fell into the sea – there was about two thousand of them -- and they drowned.
The swineherd ran and reported the incident in the town nearby and in the villages also, and many people came out to see what had happened.
They came out to Eashoa, and they saw the bedeviled man, now dressed up and sitting demurely -- the one who had the legion of demons in him -- and they were frightened.
And those that had seen it reported to them what happened to the demon-possessed man and the swine.
And they begged him to leave their district.
Then as Eashoa climbed aboard the vessel, the man who had the demons begged Him if he could go along with them.
But Eashoa would not allow it. “Go to your house, to your people, and report to them what Maryah did for you, that He was merciful to you.”
The man went and began preaching in the Decapolis about what Eashoa did for him, and they were all amazed.
Eashoa raised the daughter of a synagogue leader from the dead.
As Eashoa made the crossing back in the vessel, again there gathered around Him great crowds at the seashore.
And there came to him one whose name was Jairus. He was a synagogue leader. As he saw Eashoa, he fell at his feet. He begged Him, “My daughter is terribly ill, come, consecrate your hand over her so she may be restored and live.”
Eashoa went with him, but a great crowd held him up. They were overwhelming him.
While that was happening, a woman came to Him who had a hemorrhaging illness.
She had it for twelve years and had been swindled by many physicians. She had lost everything and was now totally desperate.
She had heard about Eashoa and approached Him from behind. There was a swarm of people around Him. She came very close to Him, for she said, “If I could only touch the hem of His garments, I will be healed.”
And at once the hemorrhaging stopped. She felt it in herself that she was healed.
Eashoa, however, at once felt that power had emanated from Him, and he turned to the crowd and said, “Who came near my garments?”
His Disciples said to Him, “You have seen how the crowd is pressing you, and you ask who came near me?”
And He turned around to see who it was. Then the woman, while scared and trembling -- since she knew what had happened to her -- came and fell before him, and told him the whole truth.
“My daughter, your faith has healed you,” Eashoa said to her. “Go in peace; you shall recover from your illness.”
And while He was speaking to her, they came from the house of the synagogue leader and said, “Your daughter is dead; why do you still want to burden the Master?”
Eashoa, however, heard the words they uttered, and said to the synagogue leader, “Do not be afraid -- just believe.”
And he did not allow anyone to go with him, except for Simon Keepa (Peter) and James and John, the brother of James.
(Here we see that James was the brother of John and not the ‘brother of Jesus.’ In the Aramaic language, one often speaks of ‘brothers’ in the sense of ‘brethren.’ It doesn’t mean that Eashoa had brothers and sisters through Mary. His Mother was only His Mother. Eashoa had one Mother and one Father, and the Holy Spirit united them into one Allahoota – an Allahoota which existed before the foundations of the universe.)
Then they arrived at the house of the synagogue leader, and Eashoa saw the people groveling on the ground, crying and wailing.
Eashoa entered the house. “Why are you groveling and crying?” He asked them. “The girl is not dead, she is sleeping.”
And they laughed at him, so Eashoa put them all out. He fetched the young girl's father and mother, and those that were with Him, and He entered where the girl was lying down.
And he took the sleeping girl by the hand and He said to her, “Sleepy one, rise.” (That’s what ‘T’leetha’ means in Aramaic.)
And within the hour, the young girl stood up and walked around, because she was only twelve years old. They were all amazed.
Eashoa admonished them not to tell a single human being about this. He said to the girl, “Get her something to eat.”
And Eashoa went out of there and came to His town, and his disciples held fast to Him.
The beginning of the mission on which Eashoa Msheekha would send His Disciples:
Eashoa called his Twelve Disciples, and he began to send them two by two, and He gave them authority to cast out evil spirits.
He instructed them not to take anything for the road, except for only a walking stick -- no water jug and no bread, and no money in their purses.
He told them to take one pair of sandals, and to carry no extra garments. “And whatever house you enter,” He said to them. “Stay there until you leave the area.”
“And whoever does not receive you and does not hear you out, when you leave there, shake off the dust from your feet as testimony against them. And, amen, I am telling you, it will be a day of rest for Sodom and Gomorrah on Judgment Day compared to what will befall that town.”
And they went out and preached repentance. They cast out demons. They anointed the sick, and they healed them.
Eashoa calmed the seas.
Then Eashoa released His Disciples, so He could go up the mountain to pray.
As evening came, their vessel was in the middle of the sea, but Eashoa was alone on land.
Eashoa saw them struggling as they crossed, for the winds were against them. Then in the fourth watch Eashoa came to them, as He traversed the sea, and He desired to provide them safe passage.
As the Disciples saw him crossing over the waters, they thought they were seeing a mirage, and they cried out in fear.
They all saw him and were afraid. Then He spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I, do not fear.”
As Eashoa approached the vessel, the winds calmed down. They were really amazed and wondered inside themselves. (They were still not used to Eashoa’s power to perform miracles.)
The Disciples were still used to the natural order of things: they didn’t quite understand that the age of miracles was upon them already.
The scribes and Pharisees asked him, “Why do your disciples not follow the ritual of the priests, why they do not wash their hands before they eat?”
Eashoa replied to them, “The prophet Isaiah prophesied beautifully about you, hypocrites, as he wrote ‘these people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are very far from me; and they fear me through their vanity, as they teach the knowledge of humanity.'
“For you have discarded the commandments of Allaha, and held on to the rituals of humanity, the washing of pots and dishes, and many similar things.”
“How beautifully you cancel the commandments of Allaha when you uphold your rituals.
“For Moses said, 'Honor your father and mother, and whoever batters his father or mother will die the final death.'
“You, however, condone a man who says to his father or mother, 'My offering to Allaha through my tithing,' is your reward.’
“Thus you do not leave him anything to do for his father or mother.
“And you denigrate the Milta of Allaha for the sake of your adherence to these rituals that you perform.”
Eashoa then called the entire crowd and told them, “Listen to me all of you and learn.
“There is nothing outside a human being that enters him which can degrade him, except what comes out of him, that is what degrades a human being.
“Whoever has ears that hear, listen.”
As Eashoa left the crowd and entered the house, the Disciples asked him about this parable, and he said to them, “So you are also ignorant of this? Did you not know that anything that enters the human being from outside cannot degrade him?
“It was not his heart that it entered, except his stomach, and is excreted in the cleansing of all food.
“However, that which emerges from the human being is what degrades the human being.
“For it is from the inside of the heart of humanity that emerge evil thoughts: fornication, prostitution, theft, murder, cheating, corruption, conspiracy, treason, enviousness, blasphemy, arrogance, folly.
“These are all wickedness that emerge from inside and degrade the human being.”
Eashoa began to speak of the Sacrifice He was to perform on behalf of humanity.
Eashoa Msheekha began to teach them that it was destined for the Son of Man to receive much sorrow, and be denigrated by the priests and the chief high priests and be killed, and on the third day to rise.
This was the first time that Eashoa had spoken in this vein. It was very difficult for the Disciples to swallow what He was telling them.
Eashoa revealed Milta openly to the Disciples, so much so that Keepa (Peter) took him aside and admonished him.
Eashoa turned and looked at his disciples.
“Get behind me, Satan!”
Eashoa admonished Keepa. “You have no regard for what is of Allaha, except for what is of human beings”
Now Eashoa gave them some hard choices.
Eashoa called His Disciples together with the crowds, and he said to them, “Whoever wishes to follow me, should curse himself and take up his cross and follow me. “For whoever wish to spare their life, will lose it; and whoever sacrifice their life because of me, and because of their faith in me, shall live.
“For what benefits human beings if they gain the whole world, but lose their soul? Or what do human beings get in exchange for their life?
“For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this sinful and adulterous generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of, when He comes in the glory of His Father, together with his holy angels.”
The transfiguration of Eashoa:
And Eashoa said to them, “Amen, I am telling you, there are human beings who rise again, who will not taste death until they see the Kingdom of Allaha coming in power.”
After six days, Eashoa fetched Keepa (Peter), James and John, and took them up to the mountain by themselves. And He became transformed before their eyes. His clothing sparkled and he turned immaculate white like snow, such as no human being on earth could ever be so white. And they saw a vision: Moses and Elijah were speaking to Eashoa.
Keepa (Peter) said to Easter, “Master, it would be wonderful for us to remain here. I will make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say, for they were in total fear.
Then there was a cloud and a shadow fell on them, and the voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, to him you shall listen.” And suddenly the Disciples looked and they did not see anyone, except for Eashoa standing together with them.
And as they went down from the mountain, He instructed them to tell no one as to what they saw -- except after the Son of Man has risen from the dead.
And they held the Milta in their souls, and they prayed as to what that manifestation meant – ‘after He had risen from the dead.’
Approaching Jerusalem for the last time:
As they went up the road to Jerusalem, Eashoa went ahead of them. And they were astonished that they followed him -- though fearfully.
So he fetched his Twelve and began telling them the thing that was destined to happen to him, “Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief high priests and the scribes, and they will find him guilty of death, and betray him to the nations.
“And they will laugh at him and torture him and spit in his face and they will kill him, yet on the third day He will rise.”
Then there came to him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, and they said to him, “Maran, we are satisfied that whatever we ask, you will do it for us.”
He asked them, “What do you want me to do for you?”
They said, “Give us that one should sit from your right and one from your left, when you come into your glory.”
He said to them, however, “You do not know what you are asking! Can you drink the cup that I will drink? Are you willing to be baptized by the baptism by which I will be baptized?”
They said, “We are.”
Eashoa said to them, “Then the cup that I drink you will drink, and the baptism by which I will be baptized you will be baptized.
“But as for your sitting from my right and my left, it is not mine to give, except by those to whom it is granted through grace.”
As the other Disciples heard it, they began to criticize James and John. Then Eashoa called them and said, “You know, those that assume the leadership of nations are the bosses; yet the top leadership wields power over them.
“Do not let it be like this among you. Except whoever wishes to be a leader among you, let him minister to you.
“And the one that wishes to be first among you, let him be the servant for all.
“For the Son of Man also did not come to be ministered to, but to be the One who ministers, and to give Himself as Salvation on behalf of many.”
And yet all that Maran Eashoa Msheekha taught and all the miracles that He performed did not change the minds of the people He had come to save; He had to give His life on their behalf, in sacrifice for their sins, before they would really accept Him.
And even then most did not – just as now, by just hearing about it or by reading the Scriptures – but it was necessary for the Son of Allaha to sacrifice Himself so that the prophecies would be fulfilled in real time, and that His Sacrifice was accepted in the proper spirit, not just ceremonially but in actual fact, through the bearing of one’s own cross; that is, through repentance and the willingness to sacrifice oneself on behalf of His mission, and to preach His words to the end of the universe.
Eashoa Msheekha came as a man so He would demonstrate to humanity for all time that He was the Msheekha prophesied by the Scriptures, that He came as a man, with all human frailties – except to commit sin – to demonstrate that He was fully human like them – He felt joy and happiness, He felt sorrow and wept, He was insulted and humbled, He was persecuted and beaten, He was crucified and died – but He rose on the third day, just as He said He would, and with Him He also carried those who accepted Him, and those who would accept Him to the end of the universe – He will carry them all to eternal life.
The final entry into Jerusalem:
As He neared Jerusalem on the side of Bethphage and Bethany, by Mount of Olives, He sent two of his disciples. “Go to the village opposite us, and in the very hour that you enter it, you will find a tied colt that no human being has ever ridden,” Eashoa said to His Disciples. “Untie it and bring it here.
“And if anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' Tell him, 'Maryah needs it,' and at once he will send it here.”
They went and found the colt tethered to a gate, outside in the street. And as they untied it, some of the men who were standing there said to them, “What are you doing untying the colt?”
They said to them as Eashoa had instructed them, and they allowed them. They brought the colt to Eashoa and they threw their cloaks over it, and Eashoa rode it.
On the road many laid down their cloaks, and others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the path. And those in front and those in back of him, cried out, “O'shana, blessed is the One who comes in the name of Maryah, and blessed is the Kingdom that comes, of our father David -- O'shana in the Highest!”
Then Eashoa entered Jerusalem and the temple and saw everything that was going on, but as it was evening, he went back to Bethany together with the Twelve Disciples.
On the next day, as Eashoa went out of Bethany, He became hungry. He saw a fig tree from afar that had leaves on it, and He came to it to see if He could find something in it. As he came near, He did not find anything in it, except for leaves -- for it was not the season for figs.
Then He said to the fig tree, “From now ‘til eternity, no human being shall ever eat of your fruit.” And His Disciples heard it.
They finally came to Jerusalem, and Eashoa entered the temple of Allaha and began ejecting those who bought and sold in the temple, and He came back to the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those who sold doves. He did not allow a single one of them to re-enter the temple.
“Was it not written that my house will be called the house of prayer for all nations?” He said to them. “You, however, have made it into a den of thieves.”
And the chief high priest and scribes heard it, they looked for a way to kill Him, for they were afraid of Him, since all the people were amazed by His knowledge. But as evening came, He went out of the city again.
Next morning, as they passed by, they saw that the fig tree had withered down to its roots. Simon remembered and said to Him, “Maran, behold the fig tree that you cursed has withered.”
Eashoa said to them, “You must have faith in Allaha; for, amen, I am telling you that whoever tells this mountain here, 'Take yourself up and fall into the sea' – without doubting in his heart but believing what he says will happen -- he shall have what he says.
“Because of this, I am telling you, that whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you shall receive, and it shall be given to you.
“And when you stand to pray, forgive what you have against people, so that your Father in heaven shall also forgive your own foolishness.
“However, if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your foolishness.”
Again they came to Jerusalem, and as He walked in the temple, there came to him the chief high priests and scribes and the priests.
They asked him, “By what authority are you doing these things? Who gave you the authority to do these things?” They knew that He may be the Msheekha; but they were beginning to wonder that if He was the Msheekha, what other implications that may have...
“I will also ask you something, answer me and I will tell you by what authority I do these things,” Eashoa said to them. “The baptism of John was from where, from heaven or from mankind?”
They thought to themselves, “If we say to him from heaven, He will ask us, ‘Then why did you not believe?’ And if we say from mankind -- that will scare the people who are listening -- for they hold John to be truly a prophet.”
So they replied, “We do not know.”
Eashoa said to them, “Then I too will not tell you by what authority I do these things.”
And so once again He began speaking to them in parables – because He knew that they were not going to accept Him as the Milta of Maryah Allaha.
(It is the same today with those religious leaders who don’t accept Eashoa Msheekha as the only Milta of Maryah Allaha. They are willing to accept Him as the Messiah prophesied by the Scriptures, but not as being One with Maryah Allaha from before the foundations of the universe.)
Eashoa Msheekha’s Parable of the Vineyard:
“A man planted a vineyard and put a waterway around it. He dug in it a winepress and he built a cellar. He took on workers and went to observe from a distance.
“And in season he sent his servants to the workers, to collect some of the produce of the vineyard; but they beat them and sent them back empty-handed.
“Again, he sent other servants to them, and these too they stoned, wounded, and sent them back impaired.
“And again he sent others, and they killed them. He sent a great many other servants; some they beat and others they killed.
“Finally, however, he had one beloved son and he sent him to them -- he said to himself, 'Perhaps they will be ashamed of my son.'
“But those workers said to themselves, 'Here is the heir, come, let us kill him and ours will be the inheritance.'
“And they saw fit to kill him and cast him outside the vineyard.
“What will the owner of the vineyard do to them?
He will come and kill those workers and give the vineyard to others.
“And did you not even read the Scriptures? ‘The stone that was rejected by the builders became the cornerstone? It was thus from Maryah and it is a wonder to our eyes.’”
The high priests and scribes understood that it was a prophecy about them – a prophecy that was going to be fulfilled in a matter of days. Eashoa Msheekha knew what they were thinking. He also knew that they were not going to accept Him as the Milta of Maryah Allaha who was with the Father from before the foundations of the universe; they couldn’t accept that He was One with the Father, that He was in equal position with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
And this is the problem of all those Christians who place the Father above the Son. They don’t even understand that the Holy Spirit is One with Them and on the same level.
And the high priests and the scribes wanted to seize Eashoa at once, but they were afraid of the people, because the people knew that Eashoa told the parable regarding their religious leaders and so they left Him and went away.
The high priests and the scribes of Jerusalem were now beginning to suspect that it wasn’t going to be easy to derail Eashoa’s Mission. So they decided to use the power of the Roman Empire against Eashoa.
They sent to Eashoa men from the scribes and from the house of Herod, to trap Him with words.
“Rabbi, we know you are sincere, and you do not take an attitude toward a person, for you do not look at the appearances, except you truly teach the way of Allaha,” they said innocently. “Is it Lawful to pay the head tax to Caesar or not? Or shall we not pay?”
Eashoa knew their treachery. “Why are you testing me? Bring me a Dinara to look at.” And they brought it to him. He asked them, “Whose image and seal is this?”
They said, “Caesar's.”
Eashoa said to them, “Then give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to Allaha what belongs to Allaha.”
Eashoa speaks of the nature of heaven. Only He could explain what Heaven was like, because He came from Heaven.
Then the Sadducees -- those that say that there is no resurrection – came to Him and they questioned Him, “Rabbi, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves his wife a widow but has left no children, his brother may marry his wife and raise offspring for his brother.
“There were seven brothers. The first one married her and died and did not leave offspring. The second one married her and died but did not leave offspring and the third one likewise.
“And all seven of them married her but did not leave offspring. Last of all, the woman died. At the resurrection, whose wife will she be? For all seven of them married her?”
Eashoa said to them, “Is this not why you are at a loss regarding the resurrection of the souls -- as you know not the Scriptures nor the power of Allaha?
“For when they rise from the dead, no one marries women, neither do women take on husbands, except they become like the angels of heaven.
“As for the dead that arise, have you not read in the scroll of Moses, whence Allaha said to him out of the fiery Disc that never burns out, 'I am the Allaha of Abraham and the Allaha of Isaac and the Allaha of Jacob?'
Thus He was not the Allaha of the Dead, except of the Living. This is why you are so lost.”
Eashoa Msheekha was drawing their attention to the fact that they also believed that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were their ancestors. In other words, the resurrection from the dead is not a fantasy – all the Scriptures testify regarding the Promise given to mankind via Abraham and his progeny, and Eashoa Msheekha, the Milta of Maryah Allaha, who was speaking to Moses from inside the fiery Disc that did not burn out (it was not a fiery bush – that’s a mistranslation) – He was intended to Sacrifice Himself on the Cross for humanity and resurrect them – those that recognized Him when He was to come to the World – and He was there now speaking to the Sadducees and they didn’t want to accept Him!
They were trying to trick Him with this story, so Eashoa Msheekha had to set them straight and tell them that they will be lost unless they believed in Him (that’s what Paul also said about living as if there was no resurrection and no after life) – because Eashoa Msheekha was the Milta of Allaha that appeared to Moses out of the Fiery Sun Disc who spoke to him about two thousand years before the time of the Sadducees. The actual Disc was a conduit out of which Eashoa Msheekha spoke to Moses, because Eashoa Msheekha was the voice that spoke to him.
Many Scribes and Pharisees had a premonition that Eashoa was the Msheekha, but they couldn’t give up their position and embrace Him.
And one of the scribes came near and heard them arguing – when Eashoa Msheekha was answering the Sadducees -- and he saw that Eashoa answered them beautifully, so he asked Eashoa, “Which is the first of all the commandments?”
“The first of all the commandments, hear, O, Israel, Maryah Allaha is the only Maryah,” Eashoa replied. “And that you love your Maryah Allaha with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
“This is the first commandment, and the second one is like it: that you love your best friend like yourself. There are no greater commandments than these.”
The scribe said to Eashoa, “Beautifully, Rabbi, you said truly, that He is one and there is no one but Him. “And that a person should love him with all one's heart and with all one's mind and with all one's soul and with all one's strength, and to be compassionate to your best friend as yourself, this is greater than all the sacrifices and offerings.”
Eashoa seeing that the scribe repeated His answer wisely replied and said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of Allaha.”
And no one dared to question him after that, because they sensed that He was speaking with Divine authority.
Eashoa revealed Himself gradually, so they wouldn’t be blinded by too much light at once. Too much light of the Truth blinded Saul (later known as Paul) when Eashoa encountered him on the way to Damascus.
Saul was sure that he had been protecting the faith against those who accepted Eashoa as the Msheekha prophesied by the Scriptures – he was so sure that he was arresting them and turning them over to the high priests in Jerusalem to be stoned as heretics. Eashoa stopped him on the road to Damascus where Saul was going to, to persecute the Christians there too.
Eashoa shined His light on Saul and asked him, “Why are you persecuting me?”
Eashoa was really introducing Himself to Saul, because He knew that Saul was zealous toward the Jewish faith and He knew that Saul was a master of the Ancient Aramaic language. Eashoa Msheekha wanted Saul to explain the relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament – the New Testament scrolls hadn’t been written yet. In fact, Eashoa wanted Saul to supervise the writing of the New Testament.
He knew that Saul was the pupil of Gamleil. Saul’s father and grandfather were both Pharisees. Saul was the perfect scribe whom Eashoa had picked from before the foundations of the universe. So this was now the moment of truth. And Saul went on to compile the Old and the New Testament Scriptures. Only after reading Saul’s Letters does one realize his contribution to Christianity. It is possible for us to understand the deepest concepts that Eashoa taught by reading the Letters of Paul. One of them is Eashoa’s teaching about His relationship to David.
Eashoa asked the worshippers in the temple of Jerusalem, “How is it that the scribes say that the Msheekha is the son of David?
“For David said through the Holy Spirit that, 'Maryah (in other words ‘the Msheekha’) said to my Master (Ma-ri in Aramaic,) sit from my right, until I make your enemies the rug under your feet.' “David thus calls Him his Maryah, then how can Maryah be his son?”
So there was a tradition among the Jews of the time of David to expect the Msheekha would come as Maryah. That’s why when Eashoa began preaching, and especially when He began performing the miracles, His Disciples and some of His followers began to call him ‘Maryah.’
Up until Eashoa came to the world, only Allaha was called the Maryah. So how could King David have anticipated that the Msheekha was going to be called ‘Maaryah’ -- unless it was through the Holy Spirit?
That’s why this teaching of Eashoa begins by the words, “For David said thought the Holy Spirit.” It was only the Holy Spirit that could’ve informed King David that the Msheekha was going to be called his Son!
So the Holy Spirit was involved from the beginning with the Inspired Teachings of Maryah Allaha, just as Maran Eashoa Msheekha was also involved with the Inspired Teachings before the foundations of the universe. Therefore, all three, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, were involved with the Inspiration and the Teachings of the Holy Scriptures.
And so Maran Eashoa Msheekha is here asking the attendees of the temple of Jerusalem to reflect on this Psalm of David; He was asking them to accept Him as the Msheekha prophesied by their Scriptures.
King David was a human being and a sinner like all human beings, but through his Psalms, which were his songs of glorification toward Maryah, King David also recognized that the Msheekha was going to come as his Maryah (in English his Master or Lord.) It’s Maran Eashoa Msheekha who gave him the inspiration to write the Psalms in the first place.
But Maran Eashoa Msheekha also knew that there were those religious leaders who wouldn’t accept Him, those that practiced the faith only for their own financial gain.
As Eashoa concluded this Teaching regarding King David’s Psalm 110, the entire synagogue listened to him with pleasure. But because Eashoa Msheekha knew in His heart that the Scribes, Pharisees, and high priest of Jerusalem, were ignoring Him, Mark adds:
“And through His knowledge He said, ‘Beware of the scribes, that enjoy walking about in robes, and love being greeted on the street, and be made heads of synagogue councils, and be seated at the head of the table in banquets – they that devour the houses of widows, so as they can extend their prayers. They shall receive a more severe judgment.”
Maran Eashoa Msheekha had little toleration to hypocrisy. As He sat in the temple, Eashoa also reflected on the greed of the religious elite.
As Eashoa sat opposite the collection box, He looked at how the people threw in their change into the collection box, and many rich men threw in much. Then there came a poor widow who threw in two coins of the lowest denomination.
Eashoa Msheekha drew His Disciples attention to her, “Amen, I am telling you, this poor widow threw in more than all the people who threw into the collection box; for all of them threw in from the excess of what they had, but she threw in out of her poverty everything that she had -- all her income.”
Despite all that Eashoa Msheekha had taught His Disciples, they couldn’t help being impressed by the temple of Jerusalem – the temple that Solomon had built, which still bears his name even though it was destroyed by the Romans later, never to be built – because Eashoa was the real Temple, that He destroyed and rebuilt in three days.
And as Eashoa went out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Teacher, behold, see these stones and these buildings!”
Eashoa, however, replied, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall remain thus upon another stone, without it all being unraveled.”
At this point the Disciples knew that the end was near, that something momentous would happen – He had never spoken of destroying the temple of Solomon, they really wondered now.
As Eashoa sat upon the Mount of Olives, which was opposite the temple, Keepa (Peter), James, John and Andrew asked Him privately, “Tell us when will these things take place? And what are the signs when all these things are close to being fulfilled?”
Eashoa said to them, “See that no man misleads you. For many will come in my name and say it is I and they will mislead many.
“However, when you hear of wars and hostile words, do not fear, for that is destined to occur -- except it is not yet the end.
“For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be earthquakes in place after place, and there will be famines and disturbances. These are the beginnings of the labor pains.
“Be observant then yourselves, for they will deliver you to judges and they will torment you in their assemblies, and before kings and presidents, you will stand because of me, in their testimony. However, it is destined beforehand that you preach my hope among all nations.
“When they come near you then, to deliver you, do not be at a loss as to what you will say, and do not rehearse -- except that which is given to you at that hour, that is what you are to say, for it will not be you who speaks but the Holy Spirit.
“Brother will deliver brother to death, and father to his son, and children will rise against their parents and will kill them. And you will be hated by all kinds of people, because of my name. Whoever remains faithful until the end, however, they shall live.
“Then when you see signs of the evil desolation, that which was foretold by the prophet Daniel, standing where it is not intended -- the reader should take notice -- then those who are in Judea will run to the mountain. And whoever is on the roof shall not go down and will not enter to take anything from inside the house. And whoever is in the field will not return back for his clothes.
“Woe, however, to those with child, and those who will be suckling babies in those days. Pray that your exodus may not be in winter -- for there will be tribulation that has no parallel, from the beginning of Creation that Allaha created and until now -- and never will be again.
“And if Maryah did not remember those days, no flesh would ever survive. Except on the account of the chosen those days will be shortened.
“Then when a person tells you that, behold, here is the Msheekha, and, behold, He is right there! Do not believe it. For there will rise lying messiahs and cheating prophets, and they will produce signs and wonders, and they will mislead, if possible, even the chosen. You, however, beware. Behold, I am telling you everything in advance.”
Yet despite everything that was to befall their generation, Maran Eashoa Msheekha wanted His Disciples to be prepared – so they wouldn’t be overwhelmed by His Sacrifice on the Cross. Men always see death as a defeat; even when prophesied thousands of years before. He wanted them to preach His Death and Resurrection as a triumph for all generations to come.
“In those days, however, after that tribulation, the sun will darken, and the moon will not receive the light. And there will be shooting stars. The powers of heaven will be shaken, and then you will see the Son of Man, as He comes in the clouds, together with great power and glory.
“And then He will send his angels and gather his chosen from all four spirits, from the top of the earth to the top of heaven. From the fig tree, however, learn a metaphor, that when its branches grow and its leaves are plentiful, you know that summer has arrived. Likewise, you also, when you see these things happening, know that the hour has arrived.
“Amen, I am telling you, that this generation will not pass until all these things occur. Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away. Yet about that day and about that hour, no human being shall know -- neither the angels in heaven nor the Son -- except if the Father wills it.
“Look, be observant and pray, for you do not know the season. Like the man who sets off and leaves his house and gives authority to his servants, and to each person his job, and instructs them to watch the door.
“Keep an eye therefore, as you know not when the master of the house returns, whether in the evening or in the middle of the night or at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning -- so as he should not come suddenly and find you sleeping. What I tell you then, I am telling you all: be watchful!”
After someone dies in this world, certain ceremonies have to be performed. Eashoa Msheekha wanted His Disciples to know what duties they had to perform for their flocks. So He showed them what was essential in the memorials they had to perform. Eashoa Himself celebrated all the feasts of Judaism – and He was about to add a few more details to maintain them for the future of His Children.
Then after two days, it was the Passover celebration of the Unleavened Bread, and the chief high priests and the scribes sought to seize Him through treachery and kill Him, but they instructed their surrogates, “Not during the holidays, lest there be a riot among the people.”
While Eashoa Msheekha was in Bethany, in Simon the Leper’s house, as they were dining, a woman came (From John’s Gospel we learn that the woman was Martha) who carried a ceramic vessel of Nardine incense (used as perfume by women,) top quality and very expensive, and she opened it and poured its contents on the head of Eashoa.
Eashoa Msheekha had raised Lazarus from the tomb, but even the people who witnessed it did not quite believe what was happening. They saw Lazarus come out from the tomb.
He had been dead for three days and was beginning to compose. So then in his Gospel, John had to write for future generations about the theological matters that would become more relevant as time went by and new generations of believer came to examine the Scriptures regarding Eashoa Msheekha.
John had written about all the miracles that Eashoa had performed, but it was not going to be enough. He had even raised the dead – in the case of Lazarus it was openly before all the people. But just as John had started his Gospel by identifying Maran Eashoa Msheekha as the Milta of Maryah Allaha, he had to now teach His Disciples about how to pass that knowledge to future generations, so they could also recognize Eashoa
Msheekha as the Milta of Maryah Allaha. In his tenth chapter he began with the words of Eashoa in this regard:
“Amen, amen, I am telling you, whoever does not enter through the door to the sheepfold, but climbs in from another place, he is a thief and a plunderer.
“He who enters through the door is the shepherd of the flocks, and to Him the gatekeeper opens the door, and the flocks listen to His voice and his sheep He calls by their names and takes them out. And the flocks which He takes out, He walks before them, and His sheep follow him, for they know His voice.
“The flocks do not follow strangers; they would run away from them, as they do not know the voice of the strangers.”
That was what Eashoa said to them, but they did not know what He was talking about, so Eashoa told them again, “Amen, amen, I am telling you, that I am the door to the flocks. And all the strangers are thieves and plunderers.
“I am the door, and if a person enters through me, they shall live, pass through and exit, and find the shepherd.
“The thief comes not just to steal but to kill and destroy. I come so as they may live -- but they shall have more than that -- I am the good shepherd, and the good shepherd sacrifices Himself for His flocks.
“That is why the hired hand cannot become a true shepherd, and the sheep are not his sheep. When he sees the wolf coming, he leaves the flocks and runs away; and the wolf comes, strikes and scatters the flocks.
“The hired hand runs off, since he was hired and he does not really care about the flocks. “But I am the good shepherd and I know my own, and my own know me.
“Just as my Father knows me and I know my Father, He knows that I will sacrifice myself to save the flocks.
“And I also have some other sheep, those who were not from this sheepfold; they too it is my duty to bring them, so they can hear my voice, and so that all the flocks should be united and be with one shepherd.
“Because of this my Father has glorified me, so that I may sacrifice myself and be restored again.
“Nobody asked me to sacrifice myself. I shall do it willingly – because it will be me who shall sacrifice Himself and it will be me who shall restore myself; this is the commandment I received from my Father.”
And there was again division among the Jews, because of these words. Many of them said, “He is possessed and carries on like a lunatic. Why do you listen to him?”
There were others who said, “These are not the words of a lunatic. Why, can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”
And speaking of what constitutes the life and sacrifice of this world, Eashoa went on to explain to His Disciples what is required of them when it comes to their sacrificing their own lives in their mission to preach the Gospel.
“Amen, amen, I am telling you, that a grain of wheat if it does not fall and die in the earth, it shall remain by itself, but if it dies it brings forth great rebirth.
“Whoever pamper themselves go to oblivion, but whoever make themselves unpopular among the people on my behalf, those are the one who shall await the everlasting life.
“If someone becomes my servant they shall follow me, and where I go there also my servants shall go. And whoever serves me shall find favor with my Father.
“My being is troubled now, and what shall I say, 'Father, deliver me from this hour?' But it is to fulfill this hour that I have come.
“Creator, glorify your name.”
And a voice sounded from heaven: “Be glorified! And again glorify!”
This is the moment when the Creator gave His name to His Son. That is what Umma-noo-Eil means – which was spoken of in Matthew 1:23.
n English the name has been changed to ‘Emanuel.’ The name is not ‘Emanuel’ in the Ancient Aramaic language; His name is Ummanoeil. That’s how it should be written and explained. So ‘Emanuel’ was not a name; it described Eashoa: He was ‘Eil in the Flesh.’
And the people that stood by, heard it and said, “It was thunder!”
Others said, “An angel spoke with him.”
“It was not for my sake that this utterance was heard,” replied Eashoa. “But for your sake.
“Now the judgment of this universe is at hand. Now the ruler of the world here shall be cast out. And as I surely will rise out of the earth, I shall empower every human being to come to Me.”
Eashoa Msheekha was speaking of His Crucifixion.
This he said to show by what death He would die.
The crowds said to Him, “We have understood from the Law that the Msheekha shall rule to eternity, how you can say that the raising of the Son of Man was predestined? Who is this Son of Man?”
Eashoa said to them, “For a short while longer, walk in the light, those of you who have the light, so that the darkness does not overtake you. Whoever walks in darkness does not know where he goes.
While you have the light walk in the light, so you will be known as the children of light.
These things Eashoa spoke to them, and then He went where He would not be seen by them.
And even as he performed all these miracles before them, they did not believe in Him. So the prophecy of Isaiah was fulfilled, who said, Maryah, who believes upon hearing us, and to whom the Arm is to be revealed?
(The reference is to Eashoa Msheekha being the Right Arm of Maryah Allaha – this is what ‘He sits from the Right of the Father’ means.)
It is for this reason that they could not believe, and because of it Isaiah said again, “Their eyes are blinded and their hearts darkened, so that they do not see with their eyes and feel compassion in their hearts and face up to it, and I would cleanse them.”
These things Isaiah said, as he saw His glory and spoke about Him. Also many of their leaders believed in Him, but it was because of the Pharisees (‘P’reesheh’ in Aramaic means ‘the chosen - they considered themselves ‘chosen’ because they were supposed to be the teachers of the faith for their people – so it was because of the Pharisees) that they did not confess their faith (in other words what they really believed,) so that they would not be thrown out of the synagogue (by the Pharisees) because they ultimately desired the praise of mankind more than the glorification of Allaha.
Then Eashoa cried out, “Whoever believes in Me, does not believe in Me, but in He who sent Me. And whoever sees Me sees the One who sent Me. I am the Light that came to the world, so that whoever believes in Me does not remain in darkness. And whoever hears my words but does not observe them, I will not condemn them -- because I did not come to condemn the world but to proffer the everlasting life to the world.
Whoever persecutes me and does not accept my teachings, there will be someone who judges him: the Manifestation that I represent will judge him on the last day --- that which I of myself did not utter, but the Father who sent me did. He gave Me the power what to say and what to speak, and I know that His commandment represents everlasting life.
These things that I am speaking now are what my Father told me to say – that is why I am saying them to you.”
At this point, Eashoa Msheekha didn’t want a new sect like the Pharisees to come along and mislead His Followers. He wanted His Disciples to know what the Passover Feast would represent for future generations.
For before the Passover Feast, Eashoa knew that his hour was at hand, that He would pass from this universe to his Father. And he loved His own who were in this world, and indeed He loved them forever.
And as it was supper time, Satan rose up in the heart of Judah, son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Eashoa.
At which Eashoa -- since He knew that the Father had placed everything into His hands, and that He had emerged from Allaha and that to Allaha He was returning -- He rose up from supper and placed aside his outer garments, He took up a cloth and wrapped it around his back, He poured water in the washing basin, and began washing the feet of His Disciples and wiping them with the cloth that was wrapped on his back.
But as He came to Simon Keepa – (Eashoa called Him that because He was hard to convince, but once he was convinced he was going to accomplish the mission,) Simon said to Him, “You, Ma-ri, you will wash my feet?”
Eashoa said to him, “The thing that I do now, you do not know what it is, but later you will know.”
Simon Keepa said to Him, “To the end of time you will never wash my feet.”
Eashoa said to him, “If I do not wash you, you will not be beholden to me.”
Simon Keepa said to Him, “In that case,
Ma-ri, not only wash me my feet, but also my hands and my head!”
Eashoa said to him, “Those who have been washed need only have their feet washed, for they have been entirely cleansed already. Also, you too are all clean -- but not all of you.”
Because Eashoa knew the one who would betray Him; that is why He said, “You are not all clean.”
After He had washed their feet, He put his outer garments on again and resumed His place at the supper table, and He said to them, “Do you know what I did for you?
“You call me 'Master' and 'Maran,' and it is beautiful that you say it, because I am.
“If I am your Master and your Rab (another word for Maran and Maryah) washing your feet, how much more you are obligated to wash each other's feet?
“For this is an example I am setting for you, that just as I did for you, you also do for each other.
“Amen, amen, I am telling you, that there is no servant greater than his master, and no apostle greater than the One who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”
“I did not say it regarding all of you, for I know whom I have chosen, but so as the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which said, 'The one who eats bread with me, raises his heel against me.' (From Psalm 41:9)
“As of now I am telling you before it will happen, so that whatever does happen you may believe that it is I (‘Inna-nah’ in Aramaic means ‘I AM I.’)
“Amen, amen, I am telling you, that whoever receives whom I send, receives Me. And whoever receives Me, receives the One who sent Me.”
Eashoa said these things, and feeling somewhat exasperated, He testified and declared, “Amen, amen, I am telling you that one of you shall betray me.”
The Disciples then began looking at each other, for they did not know about whom He said this. There was one among His Disciples who leaned on Eashoa, for whom Eashoa felt compassion. It was to this Disciple that Simon Keepa signaled to find out whom Eashoa was talking about. And the Disciple leaned on Eashoa’s chest and asked Him, “Ma-ri, who is he?”
Eashoa replied and said, “He is the one for whom I dip the bread into the stew and give it to him.” And Eashoa immersed the bread and gave it to Judah, son of Simon Iscariot.
And after the bread was given to Judah Iscariot, Satan hastened to possess him.
And Eashoa said to him, “The thing that you will do, do it quickly.”
This that He said none of those who were eating knew concerning whom it was that He said it.
Some of them thought, since it was Judah’s collection box that Eashoa ordered him to buy food for the holiday, or it was to give something to the poor. They assumed Judah ate with them and left. It was nighttime when he went.
Eashoa said, “Now the Son of Man shall be glorified, and Allaha is glorified through Him.
“And if Allaha is glorified by Him and also Allaha glorifies by Him, then as One He glorifies Him.( In other words they glorify each other as one entity.)
“Children I am with you only a little longer and you shall search for me, and as I said to the Jews, 'Where I go, you cannot come' and to you also I say now
“I give you a new commandment, that you shall love one another, just as I loved you, you too love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my Disciples, if there is love in you one for the other.”
Simon Keepa said to Him, “Mar-ri where are you going?”
Eashoa replied and said to him, “Where I go, you cannot come after me now. However, later you will come.”
Simon Keepa said to Him, “Ma-ri, why can I not come after you now, and offer myself in exchange for you?” (The same as ‘sacrifice myself on your behalf.’)
Eashoa said to him, “You will consecrate your soul on my behalf? Amen, amen, I am telling you, the rooster will not have crowed before you deny me three times.”
“Do not lose heart, believe in Allaha, and believe in Me. There are many dwellings in my Father’s house, and if not I shall make it so, since I go to make you a dwelling place. And if I go to provide you a dwelling place, I will come back again to settle you with me, so where I will be you shall also be.
“And where I go, you know where that it is, and you know the way also.”
Thomas said to Him, “Maran, we do not know where you are going and how can we know where is the way?”
Eashoa said to him, “Inna-nah (I AM) the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to my Father except through me.
“If you know Me, you also know my Father. And from now on you know Him and you see Him.”
Phillip said to Him, “Ma-ran, show us the Father and convince us.”
Eashoa said to him, “Here I have been with you all this time and you did not know me, Philipa; whoever sees me, sees the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father?' Do you not believe that I am in my Father and my Father is in me?
And these words that I speak, I do not speak them from myself. My Father then who is in Me says them. He does these works.
“Believe it that I am in my Father and my Father is in me; and if not, believe then in the works. Amen, amen, I am telling you, that whoever believes in Me, these works that I do, they will also do, and greater than these he will do -- now that I go to the Father.
“And whatever you ask in my Name, I will do it for you, so that the Father is glorified through the Son. And if you ask Me in my Name I will do it.
“If you have compassion for Me, observe my commandments. And I will request it from my Father and another Advocate He shall send you, and He shall be with you forever.
“The Spirit of Truth, whom the world could not receive, because they could not see or know Him. But you know Him, for He lives among you and through you is manifested. I will not leave you without a father, for I will return to you soon.
(He was leaving them with the Holy Spirit, so they did have a Mother while He was in heaven.)
“And the world shall not see Me, but you will see Me – as I live also you shall live.
“On that day you shall know that I am in my Father and you, you are in Me, and I am in you.
“Whoever has my commandments in him, and observe them, he is the one who loves me. The one who has compassion for me shall receive compassion from my Father, and I shall have compassion for him, and I shall show him myself.”
Judas--not Iscariot--said to him, “Ma-ri, why will you come to us to show yourself and not to the world?”
Eashoa replied, “Whoever has compassion for me shall guard my Words, and my Father shall have compassion for him, and to him we shall come, and a dwelling place for him we shall provide.
“But whoever does not have compassion for Me, and my words he does not guard, and the Manifestation that you are now listening to is not only mine but of the Father who sent Me.
“These are the things I have spoken to you while I have been with you.
“However, the Advocate of the Holy Spirit that my Father shall send in my name, He shall teach you everything, and He will endow you with everything I have told you.
“I grant you peace, the peace that is mine I give you. It is not like the peace that the world gives you. Do not lose heart and do not give up.
“You have heard that I have told you that I will go and that I will come back to you. If you are compassionate to Me you should be happy that I am going to my Father, that my Father is greater than Me.
“And now I am telling you, before it happens, so that whatever happens, you may believe.
“From now on I will not speak with you at length, for the evil ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing to do with Me -- except that the world should learn that I love my Father – and whatever my Father tells me that is what I do. Come let us go from here.
Back to the Gospel of Mark:
At this point Judah Iscariot, who was the purse holder for the Disciples, may have thought (just to suggest a possible hypothesis) that since Eashoa wasn’t being practical, that he would take matters into his own hands and find a solution for the Disciples, so they could resume their lives as fishermen and fulfill their responsibilities to their families. At the same time (to extend the hypothesis further) he may have believed that Eashoa was the Msheekha prophesied by the Scriptures, so he thought of speeding up the process before the Disciples would disband and run off to their homes and disassociate themselves from Eashoa, so as to survive the persecution that would follow.
In fact, it was prophesied that the shepherd was going to be struck and the sheep would scatter. So it must’ve all made sense to Judah of Iscariot.
But whatever was his thought process, the Scriptures say that Satan entered him and that he subsequently got up from the table during Eashoa Msheekha’s last celebration of Passover and went directly to the high priests in the temple and offered to surrender Eashoa to them.
Eashoa Msheekha had chosen him knowing that he was going to betray Him. At one point Eashoa Msheekha says to His Disciples, “Didn’t I choose you – and yet one of you is Satan?” Therefore, Eashoa knew that Judah of Iscariot was going to betray Him and yet He still chose him.
So betrayal has to be part of the process – if Eashoa was going to Save humanity, somebody had to betray Him. And that person would have to be possessed by Satan, because Satan’s mission was from the beginning to kill the Msheekha who had exposed him in Paradise when he fooled Adam and Eve into thinking they needed to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Life and be given the knowledge of good and evil.
Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief high priests, so as to betray Eashoa. When they heard it, they were delighted and they promised to give him money. He then sought an opportunity to deliver him.
The Last Supper:
And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, in which the Jews offer the Passover sacrifice, Eashoa’s Disciples asked Him, “Where do you wish to eat the Passover meal?”
Eashoa sent two of His Disciples and told them, “Go to the city and, behold, a man with a water jug will accost you. Follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, Maran said, 'Where is the inn that our Master is to eat the Passover meal with His Disciples?'
“And, behold, he will show you an upper chamber that is furnished and prepared -- there you will provide for us.”
His Disciples went to the city, where everything happened as Eashoa had told them, and they prepared to celebrate the Passover.
In the evening, Eashoa came with His Twelve Disciples. And as they ate, Eashoa said to them, “Amen, I am telling you, that one of you who eats with me will betray me.”
They began to feel depressed and said to him one by one, “Why, is it I?”
He replied, however, “It will be one of you twelve – the one whose finger dips into the bowl together with mine. The Son shall go to where it is written that He shall go, but woe to the man by whose hand the Son of Man is delivered -- that man was better off if he had never been born.”
And as they ate the Passover meal, Eashoa consecrated the bread and blessed it. He broke it and gave it to them. “Eat and be nourished -- this is my body.”
He consecrated the cup and declared the Covenant. He blessed it and gave it to them, and they all drank of it. He said, “This is my blood of the New Covenant that will be shed for the Redemption of many.
“Amen, I am telling you, that I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day in which we drink it anew in the Kingdom of Allaha.”
And they glorified Maryah through the hymns they sang. They went to the Mount of Olives. Eashoa said to them, “You will all denounce me tonight, for it is written, 'Strike the shepherd, and his rams will scatter.'
“However, when I rise, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.”
Simon (Peter) said to him, “They may all denounce you, but not I.”
Eashoa replied, “Amen, I am telling you in this very night -- before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.”
But Simon (Peter) insisted, “Even if I have to die with you, I will not deny you, Maryah.” And all the Disciples said the same thing.
Eashoa’s last prayer before the betrayal:
They came to the place called Gethsemane, and He said to His Disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” Eashoa took along Keepa (Peter,) James and John, and He began to feel sad and depressed.
Eashoa said to them, “My soul is saddened unto death. Strengthen me then and be watchful.”
He went a distance and fell to the ground, and He prayed that if it were possible for the hour to pass. “My Father, O my Father: everything is possible for you; pass this cup from me -- but not according to my Will but yours.”
Then Eashoa came back and found them sleeping. He said to Keepa (Peter,) “Simon, are you sleeping? You could not keep watch for one hour?
“Keep the watch and pray so as not to be tempted. The Spirit is willing and gracious, however the flesh is failing.”
Eashoa went again and prayed, and He said those same words. He returned again and found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy, and they did not know what to say to Him.
And He came back for the third time; this time He said to them, “Sleep henceforth and be restful, for the end has arrived and the hour has come; and, behold, the Son of Man will be delivered by the hand of sinners. Rise, let us go. Behold, the one who betrays me is approaching.”
And while He spoke, there came Judah Iscariot, one of the Twelve, and many people -- with swords and clubs -- from the chief high priests, the scribes and the elders of the nation.
The betrayer gave signals to point out the one He would betray. He said, “The one that I kiss, it is him, seize him cautiously and take him away.”
Then at the appointed time, he approached and said to Eashoa, “Rabbi, Rabbi.” And he kissed him. Then they threw their hands on Him and seized Him.
One of those standing there broke out the sword and struck the servant of the chief high priest and took off his ear.
Eashoa said to them, “You came out against me with swords and clubs like I were a criminal. Every day I was with you, as I taught in the temple and you did not arrest me, but this is so as Scriptures may be fulfilled.”
Then His Disciples left him and ran. And there was a young man who had followed Eashoa. He was wearing a single garment and as they seized him, he was able to slip from under it and run away naked.
As Eashoa Msheekha prophesied, they would all leave everything they had and run away; they would not even go into their houses to get their clothes.
The Trial of Eashoa by the Sanhedrin:
They took Eashoa to Caiaphas chief of the high priests (for that year,) and there gathered to him all the chief high priests the scribes, and the elders.
Simon (Peter,) however, followed Eashoa at a distance, until he was inside the courtyard of the chief priest, and he sat with the clerics and warmed himself before the fire.
Then the chief high priests and their entire council, sought testimony to condemn Eashoa to death but they could not find anything viable -- for while many testified against him, their testimony was not convincing. However, there rose against him certain men, who were bribed witnesses that said, “We heard him say that I will unravel this temple that is built by hands, and in three days I will build another that is not made with hands.”
Neither did this testimony hold up likewise. Then the chief of the high priests stood up in the middle and said to Eashoa, “You have no reply to this accusation? Why are they testifying against you?”
However, Eashoa remained silent and said nothing. And the chief of the high priests asked him again, “Are you that Msheekha, the Hallowed Son?”
Then Eashoa said to him, “In-na-nah (it is I) and you shall see the Son of Man sitting from the right of the Power, and coming over the clouds of heaven.”
The chief of the high priests then tore his garment, and said, “As of now what do we need witnesses for? Behold, you have heard the blasphemy from His own mouth. What does it look like to you?”
They then the entire council judged him as deserving of death. And people began spitting on his face and slapping him. They pummeled him with blows, saying, “Prophesy!” And the attendants punched him in the sides.
And while Simon (Peter) was below in the courtyard, one of the daughters of the high priests came and saw him warming himself. She stared at him, and said, “And you too were with Eashoa the Nazarene.”
He swore and said, “I do not know what you are talking about!” He went toward the entryway, and the rooster crowed.
And the young girl saw him again and she began telling those who stood by, “He was also with them.” Again he swore.
And a little later, again those that stood by said to Keepa (Peter), “Truly, you are one of them, you are also Galilean, and your dialect resembles theirs also.”
And he began to curse and swear, “I do not know this man that you talk about!” And in that very hour the rooster crowed for the second time and Simon remembered what Eashoa had said, that before the rooster crows twice, you will blaspheme against me three times, and Simon (Peter) began weeping.
Trial by the Roman Governor of Judea:
And at once, in the morning, the chief high priests in consultations with the elders, the scribes, and the entire council, decided to tie Eashoa and take Him up to Pilate the Governor.
Pilate asked Eashoa, “Are you that King of the Jews?”
Eashoa replied, “You said that I am.”
Eashoa Msheekha was giving Pilate an opportunity to do the right thing and release Him, because implicit in the question was the admission that Eashoa was the Msheekha prophesied by the Scriptures. Even the Romans knew that Maran Eashoa Msheekha was the anticipated Milta of Maryah Allaha.
In fact, later the acceptance of Eashoa Msheekha’s divinity inspired the Roman Emperors to perceive themselves as divinely chosen! However, Pilate was not a favored governor – that’s why he was assigned to one of the smallest, troublesome provinces of the Eastern Region. So, it’s understandable that he didn’t want to antagonize the Herodians and the Jewish Council in Jerusalem – they were his only allies!
Then the chief high priests accused him of many things. Pilate, however, turned to Eashoa, “You have no explanation? Look how they are condemning you?” However, Eashoa Msheekha did not give any explanation, so that Pilate was utterly amazed.
It was customary for Pilate during the holidays to release to the Jews in Jerusalem one of their prisoners – prophetically this was going to be during the Passover of that year, and the Passover was a celebration of the Hebrew people being delivered from the hand of the Pharaoh!
So Pilate could have released any prisoner they asked for.
And there was a prisoner who was called Barabbas that was imprisoned with the assassins, those who kill by assassination.
And the people at this time began crying out and asking Pilate to do according to his custom.
So Pilate asked them, “Do you wish that I release to you the King of the Jews?” Pilate knew that it was out of spite that the chief high priests had delivered Eashoa.
But the chief high priests incited the crowds to ask for the release of Barabbas even louder. Pilate, however, asked them, “Then what do you want me to do with the one you call the King of the Jews?”
They cried out, “Crucify him!”
Pilate asked them, “What did He do?”
And they cried out even louder, “Crucify him.”
However, Pilate wanted to do as the crowd wished, so he released Barabbas and delivered Eashoa to be tortured and crucified.
The soldiers then took Eashoa to the courtyard, which is called the Praetorium, which the Roman officers used as the headquarters. And they dressed Eashoa in scarlet robes, and they wove for Him a wreath of thorns. And they saluted Him, “Peace, King of the Jews!”
They hit him over the head with a reed, and they spat on his face, and they mockingly worshipped Him. Then they took off His scarlet robes and dressed him in His own clothes. They took him out to crucify him.
(Thus they were all guilty for crucifying Him.)
And they conscripted Simon the Cyrenian, who was a passerby who had come from the country. He was the father of Alexander and Rufus. They made him carry Eashoa’s Cross.
They came to Golgotha, the place that is called the Skull, and they gave Eashoa to drink wine mixed with myrrh -- which He did not want.
And as they crucified him, they divided His clothes and cast lots over them as to who would receive what.
It was then the third hour as they crucified Him. And the reason for His death was written on a scroll, “This is the King of the Jews.”
And they crucified with Him two robbers, one from His right and one from His left. And the Scriptures were fulfilled that said, “He will be counted with the workers of abomination.”
Those who passed by blasphemed against Him also. They shook their heads and said, “O, unraveler of the temple and its builder in three days, save yourself and come down from the Cross.”
Likewise the chief high priests laughed among themselves, together with the scribes, and said, “Others He brought back to life, himself He cannot bring back to life.
“Messiah, King of Israel, come down from the Cross right now, and we will believe in Him.” (This revealed that deep inside they knew it was the Milta of Maryah Allaha that they had crucified.)
And when it was the sixth hour, it became dark on all the earth, and until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour, Eashoa cried out in a loud voice, “Eil, Eil, l'mana shwiqtani.” That is, “Allahi, Allahi, wherefore did you destined me?”
And the people that heard it, of those that stood by, said, “He is calling Eliyah.” One of them ran and filled a sponge with vinegar, and tied it to a reed, to give to him to drink, and he said, “Let us see, if Eliyah will come and take him down.”
Eashoa, however, cried out in a loud voice and surrendered Himself. And the front of the temple doors split in two from top to bottom.
As the centurion that stood by Him saw how Eashoa cried out and died, he said, “Truly, this man was the Son of Allaha.”
There were some women who looked from afar, such as Mary Magdalene and Mary mother of little James and Joses and Salome -- these that followed Him in Galilee and ministered to Him, and many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.
And as it was Friday evening, before the Sabbath, there came Joseph of Ramtha, who was respected for his integrity -- he who was also holding fast to the Kingdom of Allaha. He entered and demanded to see Pilate, and he asked for the body of Eashoa.
Pilate was amazed that he was already dead, and called the centurion and asked if He had died too soon. As he found out what had happened, he gave the body of Eashoa to Joseph.
Then Joseph bought cloth made of cotton, and he enshrouded Him in it and placed Him in a grave that was hewn into rock, and he rolled a rock over the entrance to the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary of Joses, however, saw where Eashoa was buried.
As the Sabbath ended, Mary Magdalene and the Mary of James, and Salome, bought spices and came to anoint Him. At dusk, on the first day of the week, they came to the tombs, and arrived as the sun had already set. And they thought to themselves, “Who will roll the stone off the entrance of the tomb for us?”
Then they looked and were amazed when they saw that the stone had been rolled off -- considering how big it was. They wondered who could’ve moved it, when they entered the tomb and found only -- a young man sitting from the right and wearing a white robe. It must’ve occurred to them that only an angel could’ve moved the stone.
The young man said to them, “Do not be afraid, you are seeking Eashoa the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen. He is not here anymore. Behold, the place He was buried!
“Go off and tell His Disciples and Keepa that, behold, He shall be ahead of you in Galilee. There you will see him just as He said.”
As they heard this, they excitedly ran out of the tomb. They were seized by amazement and trembling and they did not say anything to anyone out of fear.
Eashoa rose from the dead:
At the break of dawn, on the first day of the week, Eashoa rose and was seen first by Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast out seven demons. And when she went and said to the Disciples what Eashoa had told her to convey to them, they did not believe it.
After this, He was seen by two of them in another likeness, as they were walking to a village. They went and told the others. They did not believe them either.
Finally, however, He was seen by the Eleven as they dined, and He reproached them for their little faith and the hardness of their heart, on account of they did not believe those who had seen Him risen.
And He told them, “Go to all the people and preach my Faith in all creation. Whoever believes and declares it, shall live, and whoever does not believe shall be held accountable.
“Signs then to those that believe and adhere to us, in my Name, they shall cast out demons, and they shall speak with new tongues, and they shall handle serpents, and if they drink deadly poison it shall not affect them.
“And they shall consecrate their hands on the sick and they will be restored.” Eashoa then as Maran, after He spoke with them, went up to heaven and sat from the right of Allaha. They then went out and preached everywhere, and Maran helped them and strengthened their words with the signs that they performed.
Vic Alexander © 2016