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Yochanan proclaim the Messiah has come:
(Mark 1:1-8; Luke 3:1-9, 15-17; Yochanan 1:19-28)
3:1 In those days came Yochanan the Immerser, proclaiming in the midbar Yehudah,
3:2 And saying, Make Teshuvah: for the malkhut shamayim is offered.
3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by HaNavi Yesha'yahu, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of Adonai, make his paths straight.
3:4 And the same Yochanan had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leather girdle about his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey.
3:5 Then went out to him Yerushalayim, and all Yehudah, and all the region round about Yarden,
3:6 And were immersed of him in Yarden, confessing their sins.
3:7 But when he saw many of the P'rushim and Tz'dukim come to his immersion, he said to them:
"O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?"
3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for teshuvah:
3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Avraham to [our] father: for I say to you, that Elohim (אלהים) is able of these stones to raise up children to Avraham.
3:10 And now also the axe is laid to the root of the trees: therefore every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the eish.
3:11 I indeed immerse you with mayim to teshuvah: but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall immerse you with the Ruach HaKodesh, and [with] eish:
3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable eish.
Yeshua is immersed by Yochanan:
(Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21,22)
3:13 Then comes Yeshua (ישוע) from Galil to Yarden to Yochanan, to be immersed of him.
3:14 But Yochanan tried to prevent Him, saying, "I need to be immersed of You, and You coming to me?
3:15 And Yeshua (ישוע) answering said to him,
"Permit it to be so now for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all tzidakat. Then he permitted Him.
3:16 And when He had been immersed, Yeshua (ישוע), went up immediately for the water: and, behold, the heavens were opened and He saw the Ruach Elohim (אלהים) descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him:
3:17 And see a voice from shamayim, saying:
This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
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Immersion (baptism) was not a new concept but it was practiced for millennia before Yeshua’s Era, Yehudim have been “purifying” themselves with a ritual immersion in water. To the Yehudim it is a vital part of the requirement for new converts to enter the Faith. Shimon Kefa point out that: “You are also saved in that very manner by immersion, not merely by washing the filth from your body, but by confessing Elohim with a clean conscience and by the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah” (1 Kefa 3:20-21).
Immersion into the Master Yeshua HaMashiach has seven important points.
In the Scripture we are to be immersed in name of Yeshua, in the yashanet sites explains that this refers to his teaching, Yeshua is the living Torah therefore Yeshua is saying that those who wish to become His Talmudim (taught ones) must be immersed in the Torah.
1. Believe in Adonay Yeshua HaMashiach (Acts 8:12, 34-38; 16:30-34)
2. Immersed in the Name of Master Yeshua HaMashiach (Acts 2:38; 8:12; 10:43, 48; 19:5) mention five time in the scripture.
3. Immersed in the Blood of Master Yeshua HaMashiach (Yochanan 19:34-35; 1 Jn. 5:6-8; Rev. 1:5)
4. Burial with Master Yeshua HaMashiach by immersion (Rom. 6:3-4; Col. 2:12)
5. Immersion in the likeness of Mashiach' death with head bowed (Rom. 6:3-8; Jn. 19:30)
6. Immersion by Spirit-filled be immerses who are sent by Adonai (Jn. 20:21-23; Acts 2:38)
7. Immersion in Living Water that is created by Yeshua Elohim (אלהים) (Mt. 3:5-6; Jn. 3:23; Jer. 2:13)
Behold a voice from the heavens said, his-is my beloved son. I am DELIGHTED with him!?(Matthew 3:17 ARTB Draft) A note from A. Frances Werner: This verse with similar wording appears in three of the four gospels at the point of Yeshua's immersion at the Yarden. It also appears in Matthew at the transfiguration. This passage is normally translated in most bibles as WELL PLEASED. But there is only ONE underlying word in Aramaic and Greek. A second problem existed for ARTB: The word PLEASED already existed in the ARTB as the English word for the identical Aramaic and Hebrew word that appears in the Tenakh (Tehillim 2:7; Yeshayahu 42;1) and Brit Hadashah (SHAPAR, Strong's 8231, 8212).
DELIGHT / RASAH is a wonderful word that communicates the loving joy in the relationship of the Father and Son
A verb meaning to delight, to take pleasure, to treat favorably, to favor, to accept, to pay off, to pay for, to make up for.. Selah.
(Mat 3:17) And Behold a VOICE from heaven, saying, This is MY beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. (DELIGHT; TAKE PLEASURE)
(Mat 17:5) While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear you him.
(Mar 1:11) And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
(Luk 3:22) And the Ruach HaKodesh descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
(2Pe 1:17) For he received from Elohim the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
The Meaning of the Kingdom of Heaven
The expression "Kingdom of heaven (literally of the heavens).
The kingdom of heaven is revealed in three aspects in Mattiyahu
1. As "at hand or near - the kingdom is offered
2. As fulfilled in the present age, the kingdom of heaven is presented in seven "mysteries" revealing the character of the rule of heaven over the earth between the first and second coming of Adonay
3. As fulfilled after the second coming of Mashiach, the kingdom of heaven will be realized in the future millennial kingdom as predicted by Dani'el (Dan 2:34-36, 44-45) and the covenanted to David (Dan 7:12-16)