The Real Kosher Jesus; and Monday’s Musings with Dr. Brown

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Dr. Brown announces the details of his new book The Real Kosher Jesus: Revealings the Mysteries of Israel’s Hidden Messiah and also reflects on recent happenings in the world and the church.

 

Hour 1:
Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line:  God promised in His word that when any person would turn to Him, the veil would be lifted. When any Jewish person would turn to Him, the veil would be lifted.  Let us believe that in these coming days, the veil will be lifted for many Jewish hearts and they will come to know Jesus, Yeshua, Messiah of Israel, and Savior of the world!
 
Hour 2:
Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line:  There are many things in this world that are shameful.  There are many things we have done that we should be ashamed of. Why is it though, that there is pressure on us to be ashamed of Jesus?  He is the Glorious One, the Perfect One, and He alone is without spot or blemish.  Let us be absolutely unashamed of Jesus, the Son of God!

Other Resources:

Is the Church Changing the World or Is the World Changing the Church?

What’s Happening in the World

Rabbi Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel

Why I Know That Yeshua Is Our Messiah

Jesus of Arabia? VOR Article by Christine Colbert

Jesus-Yeshua-Who is He? Real Messiah Article by Dr. Michael Brown

 

11 Comments
  1. Question: Where do you draw the line between denial of personal Volition unto obedience to the Spirit of Grace’s Agenda/Volition vs. taking my own initiative by attempting to obey the Word on the page?

    For instance, when I first met the Lord, I “automatically” began acting out many things which the words on the pages of the Bible tell people to do (especially concerning immorality – taking every thought captive unto obedience to Christ, seeing I’d received the same Spirit that wrote the Bible, and He led me into all Truth), without ever having read the words on the page (because I loved Jesus and feared Him, and did not want to sin against the Spirit, for it seemed a heinous thing, seeing He was [and is] so good).

    Loving God made me free from immorality; NOT “trying to stop looking at women” (due to reading: “if your eye makes you stumble, gouge it out”, etc.,), or “trying” to do any thing other than loving Him (except believing in the end times prophecies [fearing], and living the maxim, “I must decrease, and He must increase” – which thing was perfectly understandable to me, having come out of Buddhist-ish background).

    I’m asking because it just seems like all these commands in the Bible are IMPOSSIBLE to keep in and of ourselves (of our own volition/effort) – i.e.: apart from “the simplicity of devotion to Christ” – and I think I’ve experienced a dead-end of sorts, along those lines, because I feel like it is not right to give “put me between a rock and a hard place” by making the “choice”: husband-wife relationship (even the Old Testament was described as God having this sort of relationship with His people) OR destruction in eternal flames: I mean, it isn’t even righteousness vs. unrighteousness; it is love/intimacy/faithfulness/righteousness vs. unfaithfulness/unrighteousness… personally, I am not looking for that type of relationship; it actually is very offensive to me, because I was molested when I was younger, and I feel that it is another instance of the very same situation being “forced” upon me (except, in this case, it is Someone with the power to toss me into an eternal fire who is forcing me to “love” them at the threat of eternal damnation: I can’t maintain righteousness if I don’t maintain this “intimacy” with Jesus – and that is something I do not feel comfortable with – and it just seems unfair… I just don’t want to be punished!!! I want to escape damnation/punishment! That’s all I want; YET, it seems that God is asking for something I cannot comply with).

    I do not like the idea of having to “perform well” “because I want to” (i.e.: a mixture of the threat of eternal destruction TOGETHER with “perform well, because you personally want to” VERSUS purely being threatened with destruction) when all I’m trying to do is escape from hell.
    The whole relationship with Christ was sort of an “aside”, it seemed: my main goal was/is escape from hell/penalty.

    It also becomes theologically confusing, because at what point do I arrive at the point where I can say that I am “saved”? If I am already “saved” (from the fires of hell), why would I ever fear going there – yet, Apostle Paul, himself, feared it (and Jesus warned that it was a possibility in John 15).
    However, He’d given me a mental picture around the time that I’d begun following Him that went like this:
    He found me drowning in the water, flailing my arms, and He picked me out of the water, put me on the boat.
    However, though I was on the boat, I was still flailing my arms (as if I’d not been saved), and a Voice said,
    “It’s almost like you don’t believe”
    In a sort of tone that was slightly offended.

    I also had a dream when I was going through difficult spiritual times; in it, I’d been presented with a large gift box. I didn’t open the box, however; instead, somehow, there was a black hole that appeared on its side, and I was peering into the box.
    After this, there appeared an airplane flying through the sky (it was a sort of whimsical dream), and the Lord was in it (it was a propeller airplane), and was saying,
    “You haven’t opened My Gift yet, but I’m going to keep trying.”
    I could tell by His tone that He was offended at my not opening the Gift box.

    It is very perplexing that “doing the Truth/righteousness” is’t a matter of my ability (so to speak), because it isn’t necessarily “about me”/what I, personally can accomplish; but, rather, of the desire to be unified with Truth – as if husband/wife, to a great degree – thereby, rendering it impossible for a person to be truly “righteous”, apart from walking in this.

    Why is this being pressed upon me? All I want is relief from the threat of destruction!

    To be fair, this wasn’t the first approach God made with me; first, He tried to show me that the Holy Spirit wanted to be my friend, but I didn’t want to pay the price to live that Truth, as it was astronomical… so, I disbelieved/disobeyed Truth…
    However, even when I’ve tried to go back to this Truth, it seems out of reach; and it always turns back into the aforementioned relationship, which I reject, in as much as it is an impingement on my privacy.
    I do not have a problem with “doing right”, per se (as long as I am given the power to do it); it is the forcing me to have a husband-wife relationship IN ORDER TO DO GOOD that angers me.

    As I said, I just want to escape destruction; pushing me to obey someone out of love for someone is an offense to my pride. How is someone daring to have the thought to put me to work for them – AND love it!? I think not. I didn’t ask to be put on this earth; I am a victim, here.

  2. Dr. Brown,
    I hope this can be considered a “musing”…

    Eph 5:13 But all things when they are reproved are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made manifest is light.

    Is this in accordance with what the Rabbis teach – i.e.: that there are two types of t’shuva; one which does away with the negativity of sin, but another one of them, which transforms darkness into light? I learned about it while watching a video on Chabad.org
    (http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_cdo/aid/1524426/jewish/Healing.htm)
    on the episode of the copper snake (in an attempt to better understand Yeshua’s being as the copper snake).

    STARTLING similarities revealed in the teaching at around 42min and on (“Seven Ideas Articulate In The Copper Snake”)

    other verses…
    Gal 4:9 but now that ye have come to know God – or rather to be known by God…

    Jas 5:16 Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.

    Mat 21:28 But what think ye? A man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in the vineyard.
    Mat 21:29 And he answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented himself, and went.
    Mat 21:30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
    Mat 21:31 Which of the two did the will of his father?

    Mat 26:39 (NOT that Jesus sinned, but He made Himself known to God, and God’s strength was made perfect in Him, thereby) And He went forward a little, and fell on His Face, and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from Me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou wilt.”

    2Co 12:9 But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

    Joe 3:10 …let the weak say, I am strong.
    _______ _______ _______ _______ _______

    some other notes I took which struck me (from this teaching)…

    He even says of the episode of the serpent, “it was a resurrection, of sorts: the people were ‘as good as dead’, living dead, and they had to access a type of life which was GREATER THAN LIFE ITSELF, because naturally death is stronger than life…” – the same way those who are dead in sins and trespasses are as the living dead, as those condemned to death… as good as dead! Just as the those who are “in sins and trespasses” and “as good as dead”, therefore… as though “the living dead” – in actuality, those ‘living’ without Christ “will not see life”!!! They are living dead!!!
    THERE WAS NO NATURAL WAY THEY COULD RECOVER!”

    We could NOT in our own natural strength recover from sin…
    The body of sin (He was made in the likeness of sinful flesh – i.e.: it is no longer I who am sinning but SIN which is sinning) is rendered powerless by looking to Him…
    the snake-affected flesh is rendered powerless…

    I’m sorry if I sound sort of raving right now… I am floored right now by the perfectly analogous nature of the things Moses wrote in the Torah…

    Without trying to provoke a totally unrelated discussion, truly, these verses are true…

    2Ti 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

    Col 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a feast day or a new moon or a Sabbath day:
    Col 2:17 which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ’s.

    Joh 5:46 For if ye believed Moses, ye would believe Me; for he wrote of Me.
    _______ _______ _______ _______ _______

  3. Nice post Dan1el, I really felt that passion you have.

    Dr. Brown,

    There is a problem with pre-ordering your new book. When you fill out all the information on the “shipping address” but when it moves on to “ship methods” it shows no options except “If you have a coupon code, please enter it below:”, it won’t move on to the next screen because an error pops up and says “Error: Please select a Shipping Method.” But there are no options to choose.

    Blessings.

  4. Eric,
    Thanks, but how could I not be impassioned!? That’s like congratulating someone for enjoying a meal at Charlie Trotter’s (one of the great restaurants) or enjoying a pastry from Pierre Herme!!
    Who else wants some?
    They’d be just as passionate!
    Praise Jesus!

  5. Awesome. Dr. Brown they fixed the problem. It works fine now! Thank God, I’m so excited to get your new book.

    Dan1el, Amen to that.

  6. Listener,

    I think that we all go through times of fear and unbelief, but I believe that God’s grace can help us when we turn to Him. I don’t want to sound like I am comparing myself to you. Everyone has their own personal experiences in life which plays a big part in how we view the world. If we hold on to Jesus, I think that in the end, His love will carry us through it all.

    Great show Dr. Brown! I am really looking forward to reading your new book! Yes, I have a lot to be ashamed about, why am I ashamed of the innocent man Jesus Christ? I pray that God gives me the grace to stand.

  7. In reading, I wondered if the first and second posters were one and the same soul, simply being transparent in different ways, as to different parts of the same being.

  8. The biting ‘seraphs’ in the wilderness and the snake-on-a-pole for healing as related to Jesus being ‘lifted up’ still hasn’t been fully revealed as far as I know. Now throw in Leviathan and the King of Tyre (kings of pride) with Isaiah’s vision of Lucifer and the satan/serpent of Revelation and you have (at least) an unholy trinity as counterfeit to the Triune GOD. BTW, you won’t find Satan as the ‘worship leader in heaven’ anywhere in Scripture as such (‘the anointed cherub who covers’ doesn’t qualify)- any idea where this came from?
    There is a mystery here much deeper than surface preaching- without having to get off-track into myth and fantasy. The ‘stripes that heal’ are indeed somehow related to the Urim and Thummim- as is spiritually mining for the gold in Job. Dan, your questions are valid- but there can also be dangers in trying to find the answers- from William Branham to Benny Hinn to Todd Bentley, e.g. (not ‘touching’ any of these anointings slanderously). The ‘attached serpent’: Levi-Tan, is an important, largely unexplored, topic.
    In Him, Ron M.

  9. Dr.Brown,
    I read Rabbi Boteach’s book “Kosher Jesus”.
    It was a good read but not so earth shattering
    in its information regarding what academics
    call the ” Historical Jesus”. Many of Rabbi
    Botach’s thoughts were covered in what I learned
    in college in discussing the intertestamential
    period.
    Not to make assumptions, would your book be
    filled with theological insights into what
    we call the ” Theological Jesus” .
    My question is was Jesus also God in the form
    of man ? If Jesus was God incarnated living among
    mortals, well Jesus would be perfect if he is
    God and live without sin. Who can can competite
    with God ? If this belief is true, this idea
    is similar to Greek and Roman mythology.
    Could you please explain.

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