“Blow the horn in Zion; sound the alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the residents of the land tremble, for the Day of Yehowah is coming; in fact, it is near—
“Originally made with Israel (Jeremiah 31:31) and containing redemptive blessings of both salvation Isaiah 49:8; Jeremiah 31:34) and subsequent life (Isaiah 49:8; Jeremiah 32:40-41), this autonomous covenant later allowed the New Testament church to be saved (see Romans 11:11-32) through Christ, the messenger (Malachi 3:1) and mediator (Hebrews 8:6; 9:15; 12:24) of a better covenant (Hebrews 7:22; 8:6), purchased with the blood and death of this unique High Priest (Zechariah 9:11; Mathew 26:28; 1 Corinthians 11:25; Hebrews 9:15; 10:29). Old Testament believers anticipated (Hebrews 9:15) Christ’s life-giving sacrifice (2 Corinthians 3:6) involving (1) grace (Hebrews 10:29), (2) peace (Isaiah 54:10; Ezekiel 34:25; 37:26), (3) the Spirit (Isaiah 59:21), (4) redemption (Isaiah 49:8; Jeremiah 31:34; Hebrews 10:29), (5) removing sin (Jeremiah 31:34; Romans 11:27; Hebrews 10:17), (6) a new heart (Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10; 10:16), and (7) a new relationship with God (Jeremiah 31:33; Ezekiel 16:62; 37:26-27; Hebrews 8:10).”—The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy, p. 62
With respect to the coming of the Spirit and the inauguration of the New Covenant, Dr. Couch writes, “the New Covenant is now launched as prophesied in the Old Testament, and that the Holy Spirit is the dynamic initiator of that covenant. This does not mean that the church is replacing Israel, but rather, that the prophesied covenant has begun, and it will have its ultimate fulfillment among the Jewish people in the future kingdom.
Presently, the church benefits from this covenant but is not fulfilling it. The New Covenant was prophesied to replace the Mosaic Covenant by the prophet Jeremiah (31:31-37). It was ratified by the death of Christ and by His blood (Luke 22:20), and was then launched at Pentecost.” (Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy, p. 376)
Messiah Revealed to Jews by Rabbi Kaduri
Concerning the letter abbreviation of the Messiah’s name,
He will lift the people and prove that his word and law are valid.
This I have signed in the month of mercy. — Yitzhak Kaduri
Yarim Ha’Am Veyokhiakh Shedvaro Vetorato Omdim
ירים העם ויוכיח שדברו ותורתו עומדים. The initials spell the Hebrew name of Jesus יהושוע .
Yehoshua and Yeshua are effectively the same (name modern translation: Jesus), derived from the same Hebrew root of the word “salvation” as documented in Zechariah 6:11 and Ezra 3:2. The same priest writes in Ezra, “Yeshua (יֵשׁ֨וּעַ) son of Yozadak” while writing in Zechariah “Yehoshua (יְהוֹשֻׁ֥עַ) son of Yohozadak.” The priest adds the holy abbreviation of God’s name, ho (יְהוֹצָדָ֖ק), in the father’s name Yozadak and in the name Yeshua.
Carl Gallups, author of “The Rabbi Who Found Messiah,” said that if Kaduri “actually did have a vision, or a revelation, that Yehoshua was the Messiah, his understanding would have been no different than the first century Jews who were first believing in Yehoshua of Nazareth as the Christ!”
That means, he said, the Christian faith was born out of Judaism.
“People tend to forget that fact,” he said. “Deeply devoted Jews wrote the whole of the New Testament. The early church was made up entirely of Jews – for several decades. It would not be until the ministry of the Apostle Paul, (a Jew, a rabbi, a Pharisee) that the early Jews who believed in Yehoshua would finally reach out to the Gentile world. What was their message when they finally did reach out to the Gentile world? – Yehoshua is Messiah! When God put on flesh to dwell among us and become our sin sacrifice, the Lamb of God, He put on Jewish flesh! This is an astounding reality!”
Gallups said “the most important thing to remember in all of this is that Kaduri’s message was not for the westernized Christian community.”
“It was not for world consumption so much as it was a message for the Jews. And, I believe, it was a message for the Jews as we now might be living in the last days. Kaduri was the most beloved rabbi of modern Israel. Three hundred thousand people came to his funeral. The streets of Jerusalem had to be shut down on the day of his burial. Could it be that the Lord used a rabbi of this stature to proclaim, one more time, to the people of Israel what had already been declared and demonstrated in the first century: Yehoshua is the real Messiah! Certainly that could very well be what has happened. And we are now telling that story. People can do with it what they wish – but the story is true.”
Some months prior to the note’s appearance on Kaduri’s website, and prior to Kaduri’s death, the ominous and prophetic words of one of his many Messiah utterances were posted:
Many have known his (Messiah’s) name but have not believed that he is the Messiah.
Gallups commented: “And there you have it. Many have known Messiah’s name. When Kaduri said many he was speaking to the Jews among whom he ministered. Kaduri said – they have known his name – but – they have not believed it! And when he left the name, he left just such a name – Yehoshua. It is the very name that many Jews have known for many centuries – yet refused to believe. And remember – Kaduri said this about the name of the Messiah long before the controversial note was revealed! And thus the story and the controversy remains until the coming of Messiah!”