Imagine being a High-Priest!
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IMAGINE!!!.........BEING A JEWISH HIGH-PRIEST STANDING BEFORE YAHUSHA WHEN HE SAID "I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH & THE LIFE, NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME!" (John 14:6).
To the Jewish leader this would have meant for him, a chaotic moment that rocked him to his core, realising his whole life of study and ministry might as well have been thrown down the drain. He felt he had been led down the garden-path in the wrong direction and simply speaking, the struggle to maintain a certain dignity of behaviour as a high priest, had completely lost any value of itself, in this moment.
This Jewish priest, leader, rabbi, realised at that moment that the only way to the Father and eternal life, was to repent and be immersed into the Name of Yahusha Messiah for his own deliverance. In spite of what the teachings of his synagogue were, this priest knew by the Words of what Yahusha had said that he had missed the boat of eternity. He was now standing before the DOOR itself in the flesh, Yahusha Messiah in person. He was giving the message of deliverance from the tyrannical religious system of this world, right before his eyes.
The priest could feel the magnetic drawings of love enticing him to drop his bundle of religious hocus pocus teachings and run to the Master's feet, crying for deliverance from his sins against the Turah. Our priest here, is just a man now, standing before the greatest force in the universe, he was shaking from head to toe in indecision. If he gave in to Yahusha's invitation, he would have to walk in ridicule and failure from the glaring humiliation of his people that rejected Yahusha. Was our priest strong enough to bear this humiliation or would he slink back into the slime of indecision?
It happened again through the blind man who was healed in the name of Yahusha Messiah, who was already declared risen from the dead. IMAGINE BEING ONE OF THE PRIESTS WHO WITNESSED THIS MIRACLE? They would have again been rocked to the centre of their beings, by the same spirit of Yahusha, the Ruach ha'Qodesh. The priests gathered the emissaries before them and said Acts 4:7.......... "By what power or what Name did you do this?" They answered," by Yahusha Mashiak of Nazareth, whom you staked, whom Alahim raised from the dead, by Him this one stands before you healthy. They also said for there is no other name under the heaven given among men by which we need to be delivered."
The religious priests, bullies, then commanded the emissaries in verse 18, "not to speak at all nor to teach in the Name of Yahusha." This has always been the same command from the Jewish religious bullies of that time, right up to the present day. These priests and rabbis have done everything in their power to squash the name of Yahusha throughout every generation. Just as the emissaries in their time would never shut up, so too today we shout the name of Yahusha from the rooftops.
By Chris Hilton . . .