Yeshua the Rabbi

The scriptures that mention Yeshua being address as "Rabbi"

Rabbi Yeshua and His Talmidim

Teaching from the Torah : Mattityahu 5:21-26

Teaching reasoning processes : Mattityahu 21:23-27

His Rabbinical Authority : Mattityahu 7:28-29; Mattityahu 21:23

There are many rank and status in the Biblical leadership to perform special duties.

Pre Messianic: - Prophet, Kings, Princes, Captains, Head of the Tribes; Kohen HaGadol, Kohen Elders of the Tribe; Rabbis, Prushim, Sanhedrin, scribes.

Messianic era: Elders of Messianic Assemblies; Overseers; Deacon; Messianic Ministers.

What are the roles of a Messianic Overseers?

The word "overseer" (Gk. episkopos ) is used a limited number of times in the Renewal Covenant, but it has significant implications for a proper understanding of leadership in the Assembly. The noun episkopos ] appears five times in the Renewed Covenant and means overseer, guardian. It is used in reference to Yeshua HaMoshiach in Kefa Alef 2:25 and in other places of individuals who have a function of leadership in the Assembly (Acts 20:28; Php 1:1; 1 Tim 3:2; Titus 1:7).

Elders, Overseers or guardian and Shammashim (Deacons) are chosen by a group of elders Overseers and Shammashim  of your congregation who are being led by the Ruach HaKodesh.

1Ti 3:1  It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
1Ti 3:2  An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
Tit 1:7  For the overseer must be above reproach as Elohim's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,
Acts 20:28 - Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Ruach HaKodesh has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the assembly of Elohim, which he bought with his own blood.
1 Kefa 5:2 Be shepherds of Elohim's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers--not because you must, but because you are willing, as Elohim wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve

What is a roles of a Messianic Zekenim (Elders)?

The word Elders in the Hebrew transliterated is Zekenim; in Aramaic Transliterate word is Savrei (exiles of the set apart ones Yisraelis); translitered Greek word for elders is Presbuterion presbuterion

  1. body of elders, presbytery, senate, council
  2. of the Jewish elders
  3. of the elders of any body (assembly) of Messianic Believers

1 Timotheous 4:14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed upon you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.

For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:  (Tit 1:5)

If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.  (Tit 1:6)

For a overseers must be blameless, as the steward of Elohim; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;  (Tit 1:7)

But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, set apart, temperate;  (Tit 1:8)

Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound teaching both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.  (Tit 1:9)

1Ti 5:17  Let the Zekenim that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
Heb 11:2  For by it the Zekenim obtained a good report.
Yochanan foresaw this group of men around the throne of Elohim. It is my opinion that the 24 elders represent Elohim's people in both testaments 12 tribal patriarchs and 12 apostles
Re 4:4  And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty Zekenim sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
Re 4:10 The four and twenty Zekenim fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

*In the book of Yashar Avraham describe in idiom the wife is known as nail of the tent (home)

What are the roles of a Shammashim (Deacons)? -

In Greek known as Diakoneo.

to be a servant, eved, attendant, domestic, to serve, wait upon
  1. to minister to one, render ministering offices to
    1. to be served, ministered unto
  2. to wait at a table and offer food and drink to the guests,
    1. of women preparing food
  3. to minister i.e. supply food and necessities of life
    1. to relieve one's necessities (e.g. by collecting alms), to provide take care of, distribute, the things necessary to sustain life
    2. to take care of the poor and the sick, who administer the office of a deacon
    3. in Messianic Assemblies to serve as Shammashim
  4. to minister
    1. to attend to anything, that may serve another's interests
    2. to minister a thing to one, to serve one or by supplying any thing  

1Ti 3:8 Shammashim likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,

1Ti 3:10 These men must also first be tested ; then let them serve as Shammashim if they are beyond reproach.
1Ti 3:12 Shammashim must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households.
1Ti 3:13 For those who have served well as Shammashim obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Messiah Yeshua.

Can Gentile Believers be members of a Messianic synagogue? - By Rabbi Loren Jacobs

According to the Renewed Covenant, Gentile Believers have entered a Jewish faith (see Romans 11:24). They are spiritually circumcised and become part of the Commonwealth of Israel (see Ephesians 2:11-13). To be a member of a Messianic synagogue, a Gentile Believer should love the Jewish people. He needs to understand what Hashem is doing among the Jewish people. He needs to be able to say, along with the Ruth of the Bible: your people shall be my people and your Hashem shall be my Hashem (Ruth 1:16). We thank Hashem for the many wonderful Gentiles who have such a love for Israel.

A Messianic Synagogue can be the ideal place for intermarried couples. Many have expressed that we have the best of both worlds - the rich Jewish heritage and a vibrant spirituality that comes from knowing the Hashem of Israel and Messiah Yeshua in a personal way.

What are the roles of a Rabbi?

How did it began?

Rabbi, means "teacher", or more literally "great one". The word "Rabbi" is derived from the Hebrew root word רַב, rav, which in biblical Hebrew means "great" or "distinguished (in knowledge)". Sephardic and Yemenite Yehudim pronounce this word רִבִּי ribbī; in the modern Israeli pronunciation רַבִּי rabbī is derived from a recent (18th century) innovation in Ashkenazic sefer tefillot.

The rabbi is not an occupation found in the Torah. The basic form of the rabbi developed in the Pharisaic and Talmudic era. Many persons seem to suppose that a Jewish rabbi is in some sense the Kohen of his people. The rabbi does not, and cannot, undertake to discharge the solemn duties which the sons of Aharon were privileged to perform.

Traditionally, a man obtains semicha ("rabbinic ordination") after the completion of an arduous learning program in the codes of Jewish law and responsa.

The most general form of semicha is Yorei yorei ("he shall teach"). Most Orthodox rabbis hold this qualification such as moreh hora'ah ("a teacher of lessons"). A more advanced form of semicha is Yadin yadin ("he shall judge"). This enables the recipient to adjudicate cases of monetary law, amongst other responsibilities. He is addressed as a dayan ("judge"). Few rabbis earn this ordination. Although not strictly necessary, many Orthodox rabbis hold that a beth din (court of Jewish law) should be made up of dayanim.

Rabbi is in fact a form rank and status of Judasim. An officially ordained Rabbi can officiate a wedding; conduct a funeral, social welfare of their congregation members, pastoral care, Jewish court hearing, he could perform Mikveh, and he can acceptance collection of titles and offerings

What scripture teach about Rabbi?

The status of a Rabbi was already existed during the times of Yeshua. Yeshua is our Torah Observant Rabbi; Nikademon was a Rabbi, and Rav Shaul also a Rabbi. However we have not seen Rav Shaul ordained any one to become Rabbis or neither are there any list of qualification of a Rabbi, but rather specific list of qualification as an Elders, Overseers or Shammashim all must be in a group of the same status  in a Messianic Assembly not a one man show. In the time of Yeshua, to be call a Rabbi is someone who has the ability to interpret the Scriptures correctly and having a great knowledge of the scripture. It is the people expression of honour and respect.   Yeshua ha Moshiach not only interpret the scripture correctly and He live up to what he teaches. He is 100% Torah Observant Jew. Yeshua deserve to receive our praise and honour, He is our Greatest Rabbi. The title "Rabbi" makes one can feel a sense of uplifting or feeling "cool" or "high" or standing on higher platform about yourself. Therefore Yeshua send this warning message about receiving the praises of men.

Mt 23:8 "But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
Moshiach Yeshua gave this teaching in the context of Warning. His Talmidim not to love to be called exalted names, which would seem to give them more high status than others. They were not to seek the praise of men. He wanted them and ust ot know that the us that to be great is to be the one standing among his brethren, the  greatest one among them or us is the one who serves (bow low) the most. The pitfall  is glorifying to our selfish pride (ego).   Which is why the scriptures chose Elders, Overseers and Shammashim as the more humble approach in taking up leadership and leading the flock. In the MBI lessons we are also taught that the principle of Moshiach Yeshua is this: "Do not accept anyone's attempt to make you their master, or their source of supply. There is only One who is your / their Master and Source of supply.

The role of Messianic Rabbi

In the Messianic Jewish Movement the title of rabbi is indicative of vocation ministry responsibility under Moshiach. It is NOT a title of exaltation, but given only for purpose of order in the body. In today's Hebrew meaning it is simply teacher. Today a rabbi is a congregational leader / servant. He is an administrator of business and spiritual things in the congregation. He organises and encourages the various gifts and callings in the congregation. He is responsible to teach the Torah, Dvar Elohim soberly with earnest study, but He is not the only one responsible. He is traditionally of Jewish origin, so the title helps him to identify with and to serve the Jewish people. He should be able to read in Hebrew and also have understand Greek biblical language as well.

A Messianic Rabbi serves as the leader or assistant leader of a Messianic Jewish congregation. He must confess to his own Jewishness. He must be able to read Hebrew and also be familiar with Judaism in general.  He must have a specific desire to reach Jewish people with the news of Messiah, and to teach Torah. As with all ministry titles, their title "rabbi" is viewed as signatory of responsibility, not of praise. A Messianic Rebbitzin is the wife of a Messianic Rabbi, and she is ordained along with him. The title is Messianic Rabbi/Rebbitzin as the case may be, or MRav abbreviated.


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What is Messianic Minister?

There is also another ordination known as Messianic Minister Below is a description:-

A Messianic Minister typically serves one or more offices of the five-fold ministry (shepherd, herald, teacher, etc.). This person may also be a worship leader, psalmist, other ministry specialist, or a minister's spouse, but they must be apt to teach/preach.  They have authority in most states to perform weddings and funerals. The title is Messianic Minister or the calling title with "Messianic" preceeding it, or MMin. abbreviated. No Messianic Minister of MBI  may call themselves a prophet (navi) or apostle (shaliach) as a matter of official title, without the express written consent of the Executive Office.  In Hebrew a pastor is roeh, evangelist is m'vasayr, teacher is moreh, prophet is navi, and apostle is shaliach. 

Shabbat and Kosher. It is expected that all Messianic Ministers will heed all G-d's instruction as best they understand it, including the biblical commandments for the Shabbat and in partaking of kosher food, as being that which is made holy by the clear directed Word of Elohim, with thanksgiving. The Messianic Minister must be free from all substance and/or emotional addictions, and free from any financial entanglements that could bring a reproach on Messiah. Bankruptcy, drunkenness, alcholism, chemical dependency, psychological counseling or psychiatric treatment must be reported to the Executive Office.

All Rabbis and male Messianic Ministers shall wear a Talit (Talis) that is woven white with dark stripes whenever or wherever they are called to speak or officiate (except if they choose not to at night). Female Messianic Ministers or Rebbitzin may wear a feminine
bat mitzvah type talit or a feminine head covering, which may or may not have tsitsit attached. Women shall not wear the traditional male Talit (white with dark stripes). All Messianic Rabbis shall wear a kipa (yarmulke) when officiating their duties (optional for male Messianic Ministers who are not Rabbis).

 All rabbis must be Jewish according to their confession. Messianic Rabbis and ordained Messianic Ministers shall be equal peer levels.

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