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Prophecy of Yahusha the High Priest
by Rav Sha'ul

Introduction

There are very few men (I actually do not know any I searched the web) who recognize the prophecy of the coming Messiah spoken of by the Prophet Zachariah in Zachariah Chapter 3. This one prophecy itself speaks volumes of “who” the coming Messiah would be even down to his name, Mikveh, and promises.

Why are there very few men (if any) who recognize this fact? Well it may have something to do with the abomination that is the name Jesus H. Christ (a later derivative of Hesus Horus Krishna as I demonstrated clearly in my two books Mystery Babylon – The Religion of The Beast and Christianity – The Great Deception. By literally changing the name of the Messiah from the Hebrew name given him of "Yahusha" to the name of a pagan Roman demi-god "Jesus" we have all missed what is probably the most telling prophecy of the coming Messiah!

I don’t make this critical error in this book so let us look at the prophesied coming High Priest Yahusha as spoken through the prophet Zachariah.

Prophecy of Yahusha The High Priest, The Branch, and Eternal Judge in Zachariah 3

There is only one prophesied “Branch” and there is only one “Eternal Judge”. There is only one Yahusha in recorded history to stand side by side with Satan in the presence of an Angel of YHVH. That "Yahusha" is The Eternal High Priest Yahusha the Messiah.

While there are many High Priests named Yahusha, those words clearly identify only one… The Messiah Yahusha the High Priest in the Order of Zadok. Yes, the one Yahusha who is the Ruling Zadok known as Melchizedek. Not to mention that all prophesies (in the Torah and Prophets) such as the one below are all speaking of The Messiah except the one about John being Elijah. So why do we ignore this one? Because it says Yahusha was cleansed of sin and we do not understand it. We'd rather say it is speaking of some other High Priest Yahusha and hide behind the name "Jesus" and avoid the entire prophecy.

Let us examine the prophecy of that Branch and Eternal Judge called the High Priest Yahusha in a vision given to Zechariah by YHVH in Zechariah Chapter 3. Let us learn more about our Messiah the Ruling Zadok Eternal High Priest and Eternal Judge of the living and the dead:

Zechariah 3

Clean Garments for The High Priest, Yahusha

1 Then he showed me Yahusha the high priest standing before the angel of YHVH, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. 2 YHVH (through His proxy The Angel before whom stood Yahusha and Satan) said to Satan, “YHVH rebuke you, Satan! YHVH, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?”

3 Now Yahusha was dressed in filthy clothes (metaphor of sin) as he stood before the angel. 4 The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.” Then YHVH said to Yahusha, “See (after taking off his filthy rags), I have taken away your sin (fifthly rags Isaiah 64:6), and I will put fine garments (of the High Priest) on you.”

5 Then I said, “Put a clean turban (of the High Priest) on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him (in the garments of the High Priest), while the angel of YHVH stood by. 6 The angel of YHVH gave this charge to Yahusha: 7 “This is what YHVH Almighty says (again YHVH speaking through His proxy Angel): ‘If (YHVH makes a conditional promise) you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements (The Torah), then (here is the promise if he keeps The Torah and obeys the Will of YHVH) you will govern my house (i.e. King over creation) and have charge of my courts (Eternal Judge), and I will give you a place (right hand of YHVH) among these standing here.

8 “‘Listen, High Priest Yahusha, you and your associates seated (who came) before you (probably Adam, Enoch, Moses, Elijah, etc.), who (those seated before him) are men symbolic of things to come: I am going to bring (you) my servant (from this point forward), the Branch (he is The Messiah).

9 See, the stone I have set in front of Yahusha! There are seven eyes on that one stone, and I will engrave an inscription on it,’ says YHVH Almighty, ‘and I will remove the sin of this land in a single day (the day Yahusha, in obedience, dies as Passover Lamb). 10 “‘In that day each of you will invite your neighbor to sit under your vine and fig tree,’ declares YHVH Almighty.”

This is uniquely speaking to and of High Priest Yahusha the Messiah "the Branch". It could not be any clearer. Almost every scholar believes this to be a prophecy of Yahusha III (the Messiah’s grandfather). I actually know of no one else that sees this as the Messiah I'm just giving someone out there the benefit of the doubt here . There is zero chance this could be speaking of anyone other than The Messiah Yahusha the Eternal High Priest. Let’s examine this prophecy in more detail in light of the life of Yahusha the Messiah.

In this one prophetic vision, YHVH reveals clearly His Plan of Salvation through the High Priest Yahusha. We see Yahusha standing before "The Angel of YHVH' who was acting as YHVH's proxy speaking for Him. Yahusha is standing next to Satan who is accusing Yahusha vigorously saying probably something to the effect "look how dirty this lowly man is, covered in sin!" We know for a fact Yahusha was not born perfect but had to be perfected through trials and tribulation. We know Yahusha did not live obedient to YHVH his entire life because he had to “learn obedience through suffering”. So here is Yahusha standing before the Angel of YHVH covered in "filthy rags" which is symbolic of "sin". Not only "possibly" his own but Yahusha is carrying the sin of the world on his shoulders as well:

Isaiah 64:6

6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags.

But, when did this vision occur in Yahusha’s life? It occurred just after John the High Priest consecrated through Mikveh Yahusha as High Priest in succession. The ritual of Mikveh washing away his prior life and as YHVH said "He had taken away his sin" and removed the sin of the world (dirty rags) from him. Yahusha then fled into the desert like the scapegoat. After spending 40 days/night in the desert sun starving to death, Yahusha literally looks like a "burning stick snatched from the fire" of the desert sun.

Now, after just being cleansed of sin through Mikveh (baptism), Yahusha is stripped of his "filthy rags" or sin of the world, and clothed in the garments of a High Priest as Yahusha was literally by blood the successor to John the Baptist who succeeded High Priest Yahusha III who restored the House of Zadok to the Office of High Priest in the Second Temple.

YHVH then declares "See (as I promised you in The Torah conserning Mikveh), I have taken away your sin, and put fine garments on you". And then it goes on to describe the garments of The High Priest that were put on Yahusha. Then YHVH tells Yahusha to "listen" because YHVH would bring about (in Yahusha) his servant, the Branch (obvious reference to The Messiah), in other words YHVH would make THIS High Priest His Messiah! And if Yahusha "will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements (The Torah), then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here".

This is an "if... then..." statement. If Yahusha will keep The Torah, then YHVH will engrave in stone that He (YHVH) will “remove the sin of this land in a single day” because of Yahusha's piety. The Apostle Paul taught the exact same "conditional" role, that YHVH heard Yahusha BECAUSE of his piety not because Yahusha was the second member of a pagan Babylonian Trinity as we have been taught:

Hebrews 5:7

During the days of Yahusha's life on earth (as a human), he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one (YHVH) who could save him from death, and he was heard (by YHVH as YHVH promised in Zachariah 3) because of his reverent submission.

Looks like Paul knew Zachariah Chapter 3 as well he should as a Nazarene and keeper of The Torah! So Yahusha through reverent obedience to The Torah would become qualified as The Ruling Zadok through inheritance just like I have shown so far. He then could offer himself up as the first born son and proper sacrifice for sin. Doing away with the yearly “substitute” of a physical lamb, and fulfilling the prophetic portrait of Abraham sacrificing Isaac but this time with no substitute!

In that one Passover Day of Yahusha’s obedience unto death, YHVH fulfilled His promise in Zachariah of “remove the sin of this land in a single day”. Not because Yahusha was “God” not because he was “perfect” but simply because Yahusha was the heir, he was obedient, and because of his piety! Think about what this says! Think about the significance of it! This is an entirely different view of The Messiah Yahusha than is taught anywhere else that I know of.

I needed to bring this prophecy to light for several reasons for us to better understand who Yahusha was as we move forward in this book. First let me explain what Zechariah was seeing:

YHVH gave Zechariah a vision so that we would know the "conversation" that occurred after Yahusha was baptized by John and went in the desert for 40 days and fasted. Believing himself to be the Messiah, Yahusha fulfilled the metaphor of the Scapegoat covered in "dirty rags" as the sins of the world had just been placed on his shoulders by John laying hands on him. Yahusha then ran into the desert to seek confirmation from YHVH that he was in fact “The Messiah”. Yahusha knew the prophecies concerning his birth, the Torah requirements to be The Messiah, the Zadokian requirements, and the bloodline to David needed and they fit him uniquely. But to actually live the role of The Messiah, Yahusha needed direct confirmation from YHVH. He would rather die in that desert than emerge without the confirmation from YHVH and become yet another “false Messiah” of that time.

Yahusha was brought to the point of death by starvation and dehydration in the desert after 40 days and nights. He simply was willing to die if he was not The Messiah and YHVH had not confirmed it to him yet. At the point of near death, Satan came to Yahusha and tried to convince Yahusha that he wasn't the Messiah. Satan explained that YHVH didn't answer him with confirmation and left him to die in the desert because he wasn't it. Satan then proceeded to offer Yahusha the Kingdom of Israel by force if Yahusha would be bow to him. Satan argued that since he wasn't the Messiah (after all there he was on the verge of death with no confirmation) Satan would grant him everything promised the Messiah and save his life.

YHVH was testing Yahusha's faith that he was in fact the prophesied Messiah even to the point of death. It is understandable now why YHVH waited until Yahusha was near death before confirming he was The Messiah. This was because death would be required of the Messiah and only one who was willing to die was worthy of the calling. Once Yahusha proved he would rather die then face the reality he wasn't the Messiah and would never take by force what YHVH had given the Messiah by birth... YHVH then sends The Angel of YHVH to minister to Yahusha in the desert.

This is where the vision of Zachariah Chapter 3 begins. There with Satan at his side accusing him, Yahusha stood before the Angel of YHVH. We see Yahusha covered in the sins of humanity (filthy rags) laying in the desert (looking like a burning stick taken out of the fire) and Satan so angry Yahusha refused his offer that now Satan (knowing Yahusha is the Messiah) resorts to accusing Yahusha before YHVH.

We see YHVH confirm Yahusha's Mikveh by John cleansing him of his sin (that is what Mikveh is for) and confirming to Yahusha that he was in fact The Messiah (the Branch). YHVH then takes away the sins of humanity (filthy rags) and YHVH lays out what is required of Yahusha and the rewards if Yahusha obeys.

We all know the rest, Yahusha came out of the desert with the confirmation he was seeking and the rest is history. Yahusha emerged from that event with the full backing of YHVH that he was the prophesied Messiah, High Priest, and King of Israel. Zachariah Chapter 3 gives us a front role seat in what actually took place there in the desert. I’m sure this conversation with his Father was his source of strength when he was being beaten, tortured, and executed on that stake!

So-called “scholars and teachers” of today try to divert our attention away from this amazing look into the life of The Messiah Yahusha. They try changing his name (to Jesus), attributing the vision to be of his grandfather Yahusha III, or just avoiding it all together. Think about it, have you ever been taught this vision in Zachariah Chapter 3? I haven't. There is no chance this vision is of anyone other than The Messiah. The events in Yahusha’s life prove it and the words of the vision prove it all the way down to his name. We know exactly when it occurred in his life. There is no other Eternal Judge and King of Creation and there is not other "Branch"... I know not one.

Yahusha III (the favorite candidate for this vision by most if not all scholars) was a historical High Priest in Israel after this vision but his life was not significant enough to warrant such a "vision" from YHVH to a Major Prophet. In every case of such a vision, the subject of the vision is a major player in the Plan of Salvation and almost these visions foreshadow or give us a glimpse of who Yahusha the Messiah will be. There is no mention of Yahusha III by the Messiah or his disciples and apostles. There is no event in Yahusha III’s life that coincides with this vision. Yahusha III was not “the branch” he was not “given charge of all of YHVH estate” etc. This applies uniquely to The Messiah, no one else. The promises to rule over YHVH's House or kingdom in that vision are messianic (Isaiah 9:6) and does not apply to Yahusha III.

The reason no one has the foresight (or nerve) to even try and understand the prophecy in Zachariah is because the High Priest Yahusha is ritually cleansed of sin and consecrated High Priest through Mikveh. No one wants to be the one to have to explain why The Messiah had to be cleansed of sin or why he is covered in sin (filthy rags)!

However, if we understand Mikveh we can come to the understanding of Yahusha's state of Righteousness vs. Sin at his execution and it helps define the vision Zachariah had. All sin had been washed clean at his Mikveh so from that point forward he was sinless and spotless before YHVH. We should properly put our faith in the promise YHVH made through Mikveh and properly credit this vision of Zachariah to The Messiah.

Everyone else may want deny this obvious prophecy of The Messiah because they can’t explain it. But this book will do what others before me have failed to do and demonstrate it was in fact The Messiah who Zachariah saw. "The Branch" referred to in Zachariah 3 is the same "Branch" in Isaiah:

Isaiah 11:1-2

“And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of YHVH shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of YHVH”

Again here we see The Messiah is not YHVH but a human from the "stem or righteous branch of Jesse" and this man will embody the fullness of deity or rather be FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. Fullness of deity does NOT mean Yahusha was God as is taught:

Colossians 2:9

For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.

We too, like Yahusha, can achieve the "fullness of deity", this revelation is found in love that surpasses knowledge (at least that of the Christian Church):

Ephesians 3:19

19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you (too like Yahusha) may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of deity.

Yahusha was not "God in the Flesh" and what Yahusha was is clearly defined as the "Spirit" of YHVH resting fully on and anointing the Messiah in Wisdom, Understanding, Council, Might, Knowledge, and the fear of YHVH” as Isaiah prophesied. It does not define The Messiah as some demi-god (a half man/half god) composite pagan deity of Rome (Jesus H. Christ)… The prophecies that Yahusha fulfilled never, not once, say anything like "YHVH would come to earth in the form of a man" or YHVH incarnate as we all have been taught by the Christopagan Church. If fact, they foretell of the exact opposite and YHVH clearly denies this false doctrine of "incarnation":

Numbers 23:19

19 YHVH is not a man, that he should lie, neither the "Son of Man" (Yahusha was called the Son of man 87 times and was baptized for repentance by John), that he should repent (Yahusha was Mikveh'd by John for repentance): Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

So while YHVH said He would make good on His declaration that He is not a man or the "son of man" we turn right around and declare the man "Yahusha, the son of man" to be YHVH in the flesh.

This is extremely important if we are to understand The Plan of Salvation. Because no where does it define that plan as YHVH having to come to Earth to die. That Plan was defined clearly in His Word as YHVH would send a human High Priest in the order of Zadok, YHVH would purify him, and anoint him as the Passover Lamb, and then that human High Priest would offer himself as a SIN OFFERING to YHVH; thereby defeating the Law of Sin and Death. That man would become through resurrection YHVH's firstborn son as YHVH would beget that Messiah as the firstborn son of the resurrection into His family. As first born son and heir to all things, Yahusha was made King to govern the House of YHVH/Kingdom of YHVH and Eternal Judge (of His courts) as promised in Zachariah Chapter 3.

We need to trust the prophetic words concerning the Messiah and have faith in YHVH's ability to fulfill His promises found in The Torah. Even if we do not understand it. We do not need to "create for ourselves gods that are not gods (Jeremiah 9)". In fact, we need to package all these "false doctrines" back into the nice little pagan packages they came in and ship them along with the pagan demi-god Constantine created (Hesus Horus Krishna aka Jesus H. Christ) back to Babylon form which they came! Then with a clean slate come to know Yahusha the Messiah and align our doctrine with scripture not human tradition.

Mark 7

8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions." ... 13 Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.”

In short we need to "come out of her (Mystery Babylon)" and back to the Truth found in The Torah, Prophets, and the true Messiah.

Now, let's look further at Yahusha the High Priest so that we understand fully who the priest was that Zechariah saw in his vision.

Next: Mikveh or Baptism?

 

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