The Gospel According To Jude
This is my book about the teachings of Joshua the messiah, and the unveiling of the mysteries of thekingdom of heaven, which he taught to his apostles. The beginning of the story of Joshua bar-Joseph was the word of Johanan the Baptiser.
Joshua and Johanan the Baptiser
The Birth of Johanan the Baptiser
In the days when Herod the great was king of Judea there was a priest call Zachariah, of the priestlydivision of Abiyah, who had married a wife who was also a descendant of Aaron, named Elisheva.They were both righteous before Elohim, blameless in following all the commandments andordinances of Yahweh, but they had no child for Elisheva was barren. Both were well advanced inyears, when one day Zachariah was executing his priestly office before Elohim as his division wason duty according to the custom of the priesthood, and he had been chosen by lot to go into theinner sanctuary of Yahweh and burn incense there at the hour of sacrifice while the people prayedoutside.
The Angel of Yahweh's Prophecy
Suddenly he saw an angel of Yahweh standing on the right side of the alter of incense and he wasovercome with fear and fell on his face, but the angel said to him “Zachariah, don’t be afraid. I havebrought notice of your prayers before El Elyon and your prayers have been answered. Your wifeElisheva will bear you a son, and you will give him the name Johanan.He will bring you joy and gladness,And many will rejoice at his birth,For he will be high in Yahweh’s favour,Filled with the spirit of YahwehEven in his mother’s womb.He shall drink neither wine nor beerAnd he will bring many of the sons of Israelback to Yahweh their god. For it is writtenThus says Yahweh “behold I will send youEliyah the prophet before the coming ofthe great and dreadful Day of Yahweh.He will turn the hearts of the father’s to their sons,And the hearts of the sons to their fathers,Lest I come with a ban of utter destructionAnd smite the earth with my vengeance’’.In him shall be fulfilled the oracle spoken by the prophet ‘He shall be a Nazirite’.But Zachariah said to the angel “I am an old man and my wife is also advanced in years, what signwill you give to show me that your word will come to pass?” the angel replied “I am Gabriel, one ofthe seven angels who stand in the presence of the Glory of Yahweh, the Holy One, who by the willof Elohim has been sent to bring you this good news, but because you have not believed mypromise you shall be silent and have no power of speech until the day that this is accomplished.When Zachariah left the Temple he could speak no word to the people, so they asked him if he hadseen a vision in the sanctuary but he could only stand there making signs to them for he remaineddumb.