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The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 5: Matthew 5:13-20, by Kevin M. Williams

Throughout chapters 5-7, we find Yeshua teaching in His own name. This was not at all common. This was one of those areas where Yeshua stood out from every false messiah, and every other Torah teacher. In fact, by the time we get to 5:28-29, we read, “The result was that when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as [one] having authority, and not as their scribes.” In short, Yeshua was fulfilling the people’s expectation. He was teaching them the spirit of the Torah and restoring it to its original intent. He was once again demonstrating that He was the Messiah!

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Coming in Next Issue: In our sixth installment of The Secret Codes in Matthew, we shall explore the Messiah’s interpretation of the Torah in closer detail, explaining its purpose and relevance for all believers today.

 

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Bibliography

Take Hold: Embracing Our Divine Inheritance with Israel, by Ariel Berkowitz, Israel: First Fruits of Zion, 1999.

All Scripture references are from the NASB unless otherwise noted.

 

Endnotes

1 Unless quoting material directly, Yeshua is used throughout in an attempt to build upon the Hebraic reality of the Gospel of Matthew.

2 A Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica, John Lightfoot, Hendrickson Publishers, 1995 (reprinted from the Oxford University Press edition, 1859) , Volume 2, p. 99-100.

3 Talmud—a multi-volume Torah commentary compiled in the 6th Century.

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Category: Biblical Studies, Pneuma Review, Spring 2002

About the Author: Kevin M. Williams, Litt.D., H.L.D. has served in Messianic ministries since 1987 and has written numerous articles and been a featured speaker at regional and international conferences on Messianic Judaism.

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