As I was reflecting on the ministry of our Messiah Yeshua/Jesus and his crucifixion.. I stumbled upon a podcast about a major character in the story, Judas Iscariot. I couldn’t shake the perspective and new revelation spoken by the author and minister. But it led me to write upon the revelation he received because I too received a revelation from his revelation. Ha.. 😅I love when the Holy Spirit does that.
So, let’s dig in.
Being that today is the Saturday before the National recognition of Yeshua’s resurrection, I only saw that this message was right on time to share.
In the podcast, which is provided below for your own itching ears.. the author states that Judas never called Jesus..Lord, Messiah, Savior, or any of those intimate endearments.. but rather Rabbi/Teacher.
It never occurred to me how key that was and the significance of that. But, after pondering, I realized who someone is to you plays a role on HOW we see them and their meaning in our lives. (I let you marinate on that for a moment)🤔🤔
The other disciples who also walked closely with Yeshua in his ministry related to Him on a deeper intimate level than Judas did.. which I believe was why it was easier for Judas to betray His own Savior. The other disciples didn’t know in depth everything.. but it seems they had been open enough to catch the revelation that Yeshua was there son of God and Messiah and that his ministry was real and that he wasn’t some anti Rabbi without a fake ministry.
So this is a good segue to the Below scripture in Matthew 16:13-17
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”(D)
I believe it’s important to know who Yeshua is to us as the believer. We know who people say He is. But if we have truly given our lives to him and have truly been transformed where the spirit of God dwells within us and we truly feel convicted within ourselves when we fall short of his glory.. then Truly Yeshua should mean more to us than just a Teacher.. or just a man who has some good messages to share and just a man who lives 2000+years ago and is a major controversy to the world whom many religions dispute about and theologians have deep discussions and theories about.
Sooo I’ll go first..
Yeshua says: and what about you..Elouise, Who do you say I am?
Well Yeshua, you know you already know my thoughts and everything I do before I even utter any words. But since you asked..
Yeshua, you are my redeemer, my savior, and my friend. As a child when I used to write in my journal and talk to God, you showed me that you were always around and you gave me a ray of light to hold onto and be reminded that my days of struggle were temporary. You still continue to do so. You’re the truest friend and as of recently you’ve shown me How true Love is supposed to look like and that if it isn’t sacrificial like the way you portrayed and displayed the love you have for all humanity and Me.. then it isn’t true Love.
Abba Papa, you are my forever Father in heaven. You also reminded me that even though my earthly father won’t ever be by my side in this realm of life.. you are always just a whisper, a call a tear away. On my very saddest days, you show me that you really are near and that I’m your dearest precious child and though I’m an adult pushing thirty.. I am your forever child and can climb into your lap whenever my heart is filled with sorrow or my feelings are hurt or when I just miss my daddy or when I just want to spend some quality time with you.. which should be a daily thing.. I’m working on it (😉)
And last.. but just as significant, Yeshua says: Who do you say I am?
Holy Spirit, Ruach Ha Kodesh, you keep me on my toes and keep me aligned. You offer prayers on my behalf when I’m lost for words or drowning in my tears that I can’t even quite put them into words. You are my translator and the one who makes my transformation in Yeshua real and you make my relationship complete and tangible. Without you, my adventure with Christ would be surface level and would lack those deep intimate levels and my questions would be vague. Without you.. I wouldn’t be able to speak the same language to Abba for he only understands the spirit. You complete the relationship. Well really without Yeshua, I wouldn’t even have you.. so he’s most important.
Sooo, you see.. How we view Yeshua and the Trinity is extremely important and I urge you dear brothers and sisters to take some time to really reflect on your life and the places where You’ve seen God and Yeshua and Holy Spirit and to see who he is to you.. but who your mother or your father or pastor has said he is.. but based off your life and since your conversion.. who He truly is to you. That is why this faith is a Personal journey. This is what makes Christianity stand out from the rest.. it’s that intimacy and the choice to See Yeshua as more than just a teacher.
The link to the podcast: