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My Salvation Is On The Way


My Salvation Is On The Way

by MRabbi Hillel Ben Yochanan

Nehr HaOlam Publications © 2014


“My Salvation Is On The Way”
© 2014 by MRabbi Hillel Ben Yochanan.
Published in Winslow, New Jersey, USA.
All Rights Reserved.

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The Human Spirit 18
Messiah’s Authority 22
Its Significant Role 32
The Power of Life Lies Within That Sound 36
Messiah’s Coming 42
The Resurrection Process Revealed 47
The Restoration of the Temple Mount 59
The Gathering Point 64
Escape Divine Punishment 75



Salvation, it is the “preservation or deliverance from harm,
ruin, or loss” (Oxford 2014). Search the Scriptures and you’ll
soon discover the hopeful promise that Bible lays out for all
of mankind: “[…] all the ends of the earth shall see the
salvation of our Elohim” (Isaiah 52:10, KJV). Yes, we shall
all witness the Heavenly Father’s deliverance of a select
group of people from harm’s way.


Many are under the impression that salvation is a heartfelt
experience; however, the Bible leads us to understand
something unique about it.
Prior to making mention as to how we
shall all witness Elohim’s salvation, this study
will first express why salvation should also be
your hope.
Salvation is not about a
religious institution’s creeds
or belief system; it’s all about
hope, “a feeling of
expectation and desire for a
particular thing to happen” explains the Oxford English
Dictionary (2014). So, if hope is a feeling of expectation that
includes this sense of a yearning desire for a specific event,
then what one event do we expect? Of all the many wonderful
biblical promises that the Bible has to offer, Paul said it best
when he penned, “[…] we long for our bodies to be released
from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the


day when Elohim will give us our full rights as his adopted
children, including the new bodies he has promised us”
(Romans 8:23).

What, then, is our hope? From what will we be saved
from? The Bible is clear to mention that this is our hope – the
transformation of our mortal bodies to one that is no longer
subject to sin or death otherwise referred to as eternal life
(reference Hebrews 6:18 and 2 Corinthians 5:2-4). In fact, the
Bible clarifies how we shall be preserved from the eminent
danger we all recognize as death.


50 These dying bodies cannot inherit what
will last forever. 51 But let me reveal to you a
wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will
all be transformed! 52 It will happen in a
moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last
trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds,
those who have died will be raised to live
forever. And we who are living will also be
transformed. 53 For our dying bodies must be
transformed into bodies that will never die; our
mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal
bodies. 54 Then, when our dying bodies have
been transformed into bodies that will never die,
this Scripture will be fulfilled: ‘Death is
swallowed up in victory’
1 Corinthians 15:50a-54


“Soon, […] death will not be your fate!” the Bible says
(Isaiah 51:14). This is because death shall be no more
(reference Revelation 21:4). Instead of suffering the much
travail this current life offers, we will one day rejoice and
proclaim, “Our Elohim is a Elohim who saves! The Sovereign
Hashem rescues us from death” (Psalm 68:20).
Some may ridicule of our genuine, heartfelt passion for
this wonderful biblical promise of eternal life, the condition
where we continue to live onward without suffering from
mortality. However, the Bible encourages us further: “Don’t
be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This (i.e., their


haughty behavior) will be a sign to them that they are going
to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by
Elohim himself” (Philippians 1:28). From what, then, can we
be possibly saved from? “Now we will be saved from our
enemies and from all who hate us” (Luke 1:71). In other
words, we will be preserved from the many dangers that are
specifically reserved for the wicked along with their ridicule.
How, then, will our salvation be made known to the entire
world? The prophet Isaiah foretold of a future event that we
also continue to look forward to.

6 In Jerusalem,
Hashem of Heaven’s
Armies will spread a
wonderful feast for all
the people of the world.
It will be a delicious
banquet with clear,
well-aged wine and


choice meat. 7 There he will remove the cloud of
gloom, the shadow of death that hangs over the
earth. 8 He will swallow up death forever! The
Sovereign Hashem will wipe away all tears. He
will remove forever all insults and mockery
against his land and people. Hashem has spoken! 9
In that day the people will proclaim, “This is our
Elohim! We trusted in him, and he saved us! This
is Hashem, in whom we trusted. Let us rejoice in
the salvation he brings!”
Isaiah 25:6-9, NLT

Doesn’t this sound wonderful? These passages promise
righteous, godly people with the hopeful promise of eternal
life. Our bodies will no longer be subject to sickness, illness
or disease. Our bodies will no longer be subject to pain or
suffering. Our bodies will no longer be subject to death.
Yes, “He (i.e., Yeshua) will take our weak mortal
bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his [very]


own, using the same power with which he will bring
everything under his control” (Philippians 3:21). Afterwards,
we who have had this hopeful promise of eternal life will
celebrate a grand feast in recognition of Yeshua's sovereign
authority over matters pertaining to sin and death. Provided
such a wonderful hope, we desire Messiah to Come ever so
quickly (reference Romans 8:24)! Salvation is not about what
we feel or now believe; it’s about what will soon take place
when Messiah blows the shofar (reference 1 Corinthians
15:19): “[…] this hope that we profess will not lead us to
disappointment. For we know how dearly Elohim loves us
[…]” (Romans 5:5).
Consider what The Prophet Isaiah wrote: "And those
who die in Hashem will live; their bodies will rise again!
Those who sleep in the earth will rise up and sing for joy! For
your life-giving light will fall like dew on your people in the
place of the dead!” (Isaiah 26:19).


After mentioning why salvation is our
hope, this study will now express the dangers
that we expect to be preserved from.

Since Elohim’s wrath has been revealed to all of
mankind, the Bible warns righteous men and women to refuse
themselves from being easily persuaded by those who
suppress the truth with pompous words (reference Ephesians
5:6). Instead, we are commended to embrace the Bible's


instructions and look forward to the Heavenly Father’s
salvation which will preserve us from such a devastating ruin
that are reserved for all the wicked and unrighteous
ones (reference1 Peter 1:13b). The Bible teaches that
Elohim’s wrath has been revealed from heaven against all
ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. This wrath is
against those who suppress the truth as aforementioned, a
wrath that is expected to be poured upon with a devastating
destruction of both fire and brimstone (reference Romans
1:18 & Revelation 14:10).

"My salvation is on
the way” (Isaiah 51:5b),
declared the prophet. But,
what exactly does this
mean? This means that the
Heavenly Father has
already designed a means by which He plans to deliver His
chosen people from all the harm and ruin destined for


ungodly and unrighteous people. This also means that that
such preservation from such destructive harm, ruin and
eminent danger is soon to be made manifest. In fact, the Bible
declares that before Elohim pours out his wrath upon the
wicked, He will have already designated the righteous from
the wicked by the his seal of approval: “They were told not to
harm the grass or plants or trees, but only the people who did
not have the seal of Elohim on their foreheads” (Revelation
This chapter will now end with a few words.
How, then, can we be preserved from such a wrath?
How can we be preserved from such eminent dangers like
death? By means of Messiah Yeshua: “[…] Messiah died
once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many
people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to
bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him”
(Hebrews 9:28). How, then, can we escape from such a
devastating wrath expected to be poured upon ungodly
people? The solution is quite simple.


9 In fact, it says, ‘The message is very close at hand; it
is on your lips and in your heart.’ And that message is the
very message about faith that we preach: 10 If you confess
with your mouth that Yeshua is Lord and believe in your heart
that Elohim raised Yeshua from the dead, you will be saved
(Romans 10:9-10).



“But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives and he will
stand upon the earth at last. And after my body has decayed,
yet in my body I will see Elohim! I will see him for myself.
Yes, I will see him with my own eyes. I am overwhelmed at
the thought!” (Job 19:25-7). Such were the words that Job
expressed. Job didn’t expect to die and appear immediately in


heaven. He didn’t even believe that a continuous state of
consciousness would occur upon death. On the contrary, Job
waited for the day in which his lifeless body would be fully
restored to a condition where he would one day behold his
Creator face to face.
Precisely in the same manner in which Job expressed
his convictions, Bible enthusiasts also believe in what is
commonly referred to as the resurrection. According to The
Oxford English Dictionary, the resurrection is “the act or the
state of being where a lifeless corpse is physically restored
back to life” (OED 2014). Yes, the resurrection is the
condition where the dead are fully restored to life. How is it
exactly that a lifeless corpse can possess life again? In order
to understand the resurrection, it becomes important to first
understand what the human spirit is, the source of this spirit
and two primary examples wherewith the Bible introduces its
readers to believe in such a marvelous act.


According to the Scriptures, mankind possesses a spirit
that resides within his body. It is this
spirit that gives the body in which
the spirit resides in life
(reference Job 32:8). In fact,
Yeshua taught his disciples
that it is this spirit which
resides within the human body that gives to the human body
life (reference John 6:30). Without the spirit residing within
the human body, death (chiefly being, the cessation of life)
takes place (reference John 6:63, 1 Peter 3:18, and James
The human body is
well understood to be the
vessel that houses the spirit
(cross-reference John2:21
and 1 Corinthians 6:19).
Biblically, the spirit that


resides within the human body originally came from the
Heavenly Father. The Bible says, “And Hashem Elohim
formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul”
(Genesis 2:7, KJV). Upon referencing Job 32:8, the Bible
enthusiast will soon realize that mankind continues to receive
this spirit that resides within him from the Heavenly Father:
which is referred to as the breath of The Almighty: “[…] there
is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within
them, that makes them intelligent” (Job 32:8). Without this
spirit residing within the human body, the body would neither
live nor have conscious thought: “When they breathe their
last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them”
(Psalm 146:4).


As modern day disciples of Messiah Yeshua’s
teachings, we reason that the spirit plays a vital role in the
functions of both life and death within the human body and
understand that when the breath of The Almighty is present
within the human body, the body is alive; when the breath of
The Almighty is no longer present within the fragile body and
life ceases, the body is then referred to as being physically
dead. This just goes to show the Bible's wisdom when it says,
The breath we breathe originally came from the Heavenly Father.


“Human existence is as frail as breath” (Psalms 39:11b). As a
result, we are ever mindful that it is the Heavenly Father who
“[...] gives breath and life to everyone in the entire world”
(Isaiah 42:5c). The idea that the breath of Almighty returns to
the Heavenly Father is so significant, that the Bible itself
mentions “If Elohim were to take back his spirit and withdraw
his breath, all life would cease, and humanity would turn
again to dust” (Job 34:14-5). Just as much as mankind has
received this spirit from the Heavenly Father so that mankind
may breathe and live, so too this very same spirit within all
mankind returns indiscriminately to the Heavenly Father from
whence it originally came: “For then the dust will return to
the earth, and the spirit [within mankind] will return to
Elohim who gave it” (Ecclesiastes 12:7).
After discussing the vital role that the spirit
has within the human body and the initial example


that the Bible provides us with to believe in the
resurrection, this chapter will now discuss how
Messiah was able to apply this simple principle
within himself.
Some reason that other humans were able to take
Yeshua’s life, but the Bible leads us to understand otherwise.
Some even falsely accuse
Jews for killing Yeshua. Perhaps
this belief stems from the idea that
Messiah Yeshua was subject to
death under someone else’s
authority? The fact is that the idea
of someone having authority to
take Yeshua’s life was not uncommon his day.
In his day, Pontius Pilate also reasoned that he had the
authority to take Yeshua’s life: “Don’t you realize that I have
the power to release you or crucify you?” (John 19:10b).
Contrary to what Pontius Pilate thought, Yeshua reasoned


with him by saying, “You would have no power over me at
all unless it were given to you from above […]” (John
Regardless of whether or not a person believes that
Yeshua’s death was caused by another human being, the
Bible is clear to clarify the confusion that so many people
have. Unlike what many say, Yeshua himself said, “No one
can take my life from me. I sacrifice my life voluntarily. For I
have the authority to lay my life down when I want to and
also to take my life up again. For this (i.e., authority) is what
my Father has commanded” (John 10:18).


Messiah Yeshua himself understood that the breath of
the Almighty comes alone from the Heavenly Father. Yeshua
also understood this concept to be a commandment that was
well established in Torah, “And Hashem Elohim formed man
[of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the
breath of life […]” (Genesis 2:7, KJV). He refused to believe
that creation had the ability to take his life.
In like
manner, the Bible
encourages us to
understand that
Messiah alone had
the authority to lay
down his life. No other man was able to take his life. Even
though some may argue that others humans were able to take
Messiah’s life from him, Messiah Yeshua encouraged his
disciples to understand that “[t]here is no greater love than to
lay down one's life for one's friends” (John 15:13). If we


remember carefully the account that transpired, we come
understand just how exactly Messiah Yeshua gave his life.

44 By this time it was about noon, and
darkness fell across the whole land until three
o’clock. 45The light from the sun was gone. And
suddenly, the curtain in the sanctuary of the
Temple was torn down the middle. 46 Then
Yeshua shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into
your hands!” And with those words he breathed his
Luke 23:44-6

No one took Yeshua’s life. He simply surrendered his
spirit over to the Heavenly Father and gave his last breath. By
giving his last breath over to the Heavenly Father, Yeshua
demonstrated that he truly had the authority to lay down his


Just as much as Yeshua was able to draw his last breath
and lay down his life, so too Yeshua was able to retake his
life from the grips of death. In fact, the Bible says that
Yeshua “[…] was shown to be the Son of Elohim when he
was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit”
(Romans 1:4a). This breath that once left Yeshua’s body
entered his body once again to give his body life. How?
According to Scriptures, The Heavenly Father raised Messiah
Yeshua from the dead by causing this very same spirit that
once resided within his mortal body to reside once again
within his body (reference Romans 8:11).


Yeshua was “[…] put to death in the flesh but made
alive by the Spirit” (1 Peter 3:18, NKJV). As a result of
Yeshua’s spirit returning into his once lifeless body, the Bible
says that “he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and
he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive”
(Acts 1:3). Of the many wonderful things that Messiah
Yeshua did to demonstrate that he was actually alive, he
breathed upon his disciples: “Then he breathed on them and
said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’ (John 20:22).
Some may not
understand that
Yeshua’s body was
fully restored to life.
They might even argue
that he currently is a
spiritual entity of some
sort. Contrary to idea that Messiah Yeshua is now some sort
of a spiritual entity, he himself instructed his disciples with:
“Look at my hands. Look at my feet. You can see that it’s


really me. Touch me and make sure that I am not just a spirit,
because spirits don’t have bodies, as you see that I do.” (Luke
24:39). To add, he later said, “I am the living one. I died, but
look—I am alive forever and ever!” (Revelations 1:18) Why?
Because the Bible says, “For Elohim had promised to raise
Yeshua from the dead by not leaving Yeshua’s body to rot in
the grave” (Acts 13:34).
This is what is known to be the resurrection, “the act or
the state of being where a lifeless corpse is physically
restored back to life” (OED 2014). Consider what Paul once
13 For if there is no resurrection of the dead,
then Messiah has not been raised either. 14 And if
Messiah has not been raised, then all our preaching
is useless, and your faith is useless. 15 And we
apostles would all be lying about Elohim—for we
have said that Elohim raised Messiah from the
grave. But that can’t be true if there is no
resurrection of the dead. 16 And if there is no


resurrection of the dead, then Messiah has not been
raised. 17 And if Messiah has not been raised, then
your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your
sins. 18 In that case, all who have died believing in
Messiah are lost! 19 And if our hope in Messiah is
only for this life, we are more to be pitied than
anyone in the world. 20 But in fact, Messiah has
been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great
harvest of all who have died. 21 So you see, just as
death came into the world through a man, now the
resurrection from the dead has begun through
another man (i.e., Messiah Yeshua).
1 Corinthians 15:13-21
To conclude, Job said,
“You guided my conception
and formed me in the
womb. You clothed me
with skin and flesh, and you
knit my bones and sinews


together” (Job 10:11-2), the Bible says. Just as much as the
Heavenly Father was able to form mankind from the dust of
the earth and cause life to enter into Adam's lifeless body to
give it life, so too the Heavenly Father is capable of allowing
for mankind to rise from the grave and live again. Just as
much as the Heavenly Father was able to create us from our
mother’s womb, so too he can reassemble bones together
again and cover it up with soft tissues (reference Ezekiel
37:5-10). Yeshua taught, "Do not marvel at this; for an hour
is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His
voice, and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a
resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a
resurrection of judgment” (John 5:28-9, NASB).



Much can be said concerning Messiah’s coming to the earth,
the resurrection of the dead along with the manner by which
the Heavenly Father will make his salvation known
throughout the earth. In this chapter, we discuss the expected
events that may transpire when Israel’s Messiah comes to the
Mount of Olives as documented in The Hebrew Bible and
sounds the shofar (reference Zechariah 14:4-5, Ezekiel 37:3-


14). Also, a cross-comparison with New Testament writings
is provided in order to comprehend better how this Jewish
belief structure later developed as time progressed. Given that
various different eschatological perspectives exist within the
various religious institutions worldwide, we will not discuss,
compare, nor differentiate the differences within the varying
Christian or Muslim communities. The sole purpose of this
study is to concentrate on the Jewish perspective of Messiah’s
coming and how it may apply among the Messianic Jewish
The shofar plays a
very significant role within
Israel’s community.
Different sounds can be
made from the instrument to
mean different things.
Without understanding the meaning of each particular sound,
the community cannot benefit from what they hear.


Upon referencing the Torah, we come to learn that
Israel's communal leaders were held responsible to teach the
people of Israel the distinguishing sounds that the shofar
player made. Along with teaching the meaning of each sound,
Israel's communal leaders may have imparted revelation,
some special knowledge, prophetic messages, or even
teachings that helped encourage Israel to assemble before the
Heavenly Father (reference 1 Corinthians 14:6-8). Regardless
of how simple or complex the teaching may have been,
communal leaders may have taught that “[...] musical
instruments like the flute or the harp, though they are lifeless,
are examples of the need for speaking in plain language. For
no one will recognize the melody unless the notes are played
clearly” (1Corinthians 14:7). So, it is possible that upon
learning the varying sounds of the shofar, the moral may have
concluded with understanding the importance of plain speech.


But says the Torah
about the shofar's sounds?
Torah says many things! In
essence, different shofar
sounds meant different
things to different people. But out of the many things that
Torah says, all the people of Israel were expected to learn
about a specific shofar sound. Why? Because upon hearing a
particular sound that the shofar player made, the people of
Israel were required to assemble at a designated assembly
point. Torah says, “When convening the assembly, however,
you shall blow without sounding an alarm” (Numbers 10:7,
NASB). Thus, it was necessary for the shofar player to make
a precise sound. When this sound was made, all of Israel
would gather and assemble themselves before the Heavenly
Father. The sound that Israel was expected to hear was not an
alarm for battle! It was a sound that meant and caused the
people to assemble together.


Under the command
of Israel’s communal
leaders, the shofar player
made the sound and in
acted a very important
gathering. We associate the gathering with Messiah coming
to the land of Israel. In like fashion as mentioned previously,
Yeshua spoke of the upcoming assembly to the land of Israel.
Yeshua, as Israel's communal leader, stated that “[…] he will
send forth his messengers with the sound of a mighty shofar
blast, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the
farthest ends of the earth and heaven” (Matthew 24:31). The
assemblage was not limited to the twelve tribes of Israel that
have been dispersed among the nations of the earth; it also
included foreigners who resided within Israel and kept the
commandments contained within Torah: “This is what the
Sovereign Hashem (i.e., the Heavenly Father) says: The
people of Israel will again live in their own land, the land I


gave My servant Jacob. For I will gather them from the
distant lands where I have scattered them. I will reveal to the
nations of the world My holiness among My people (e.g.,
Israel)” (Ezekiel 28:25) Thus, we can expect the influx of
Jews to the land of Israel even until the day that Messiah
comes to the land (reference Mark 13:27).
Just as much as the shofar's sound has a significant
meaning, so too does the process of producing the sound is as
important. In this section, we shall see how the process of
producing the production of the shofar’s sound relates to the
Heavenly Father’s ability of resuscitating the dead to life.
Previously, we have learned of
the power that is given behind the
breath of the Almighty. Torah informs
us that the Heavenly Father “[...]
breathed the breath of life into the


man's nostrils, and the man became a living person” (Genesis
2:7). Even so, modern day medical practitioners continue to
model the Heavenly Father’s actions. Many paraprofessionals
preserve life by maintaining a stable airway and breathing air
into the victim's body. Without providing the victim with
proper oxygen, some of most critically conditioned patients
may lose their lives. This just goes to show the Bible’s
wisdom when it says, “[...] Human existence is as frail as
breath” (Psalms 39:11b). Thus, we are ever mindful that the
Heavenly Father “[...] gives breath and life to everyone in the
entire world” (Isaiah 42:5c).
Paul reasoned that even as the human body without
breath is lifeless, so too the shofar without the player’s
breath is without sound (reference 1 Corinthinas 14:7). He
understood that in order for the shofar to produce sound, air


must enter the player’s airway, accumulate within the lungs,
be forced out of the lungs through the mouth into the smaller
end of the shofar’s mouth piece, and vibrate within the
instrument. He knew that when this process of blowing air
into the shofar was done correctly, the act resulted in a sound
being produced from within the shofar and exiting out from
its larger end. The question I pose is, “As a communal leader,
did Paul impart a revelation, some special knowledge, a
prophetic message, or a teaching that may have encouraged
the early Messianic Assembly in association with the shofar?
He did! He stated,

16 For the Lord (i.e., Yeshua) himself will
descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice
of the chief angel [e.g., messenger], and with
Elohim’s shofar. The dead in Messiah will rise
first, 17 then we who are alive, who are left, will


be caught up together with the resurrected ones in
the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will
be with the Lord forever.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-7, HNV

Take notice what the
Scriptures is revealing.
Previously, we’ve come to
understand that at the cross,
Messiah Yeshua deposited his
spirit into the Heavenly Father’s
hand by exhaling his last breath
(reference Luke 23:46). We also
learned that after Yeshua rose
from the grave, he also revealed himself to be alive among
his disciples by breathing upon them breath and thus giving
them the Holy Spirit (reference John 20:22). According to
Paul, he’s suggesting that when Messiah Yeshua blows the


shofar, Yeshua will inhale the breath of the Almighty into his
lungs and blow the shofar.
Interestingly enough,
The Bible reveals to us the
manner by which Messiah
is expected to one day raise
the dead. An example has
been provided for us to
meditate upon. Yeshua once said, “For just as the Father
raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life
to whom he is pleased to give it” (John 5:21, NIV).
Beforehand, we read about how the Heavenly Father caused
Adam’s corpse to come to life (reference Genesis 2:7).
Instead of breathing the breath of the Almighty into men’s
nostrils, what will Messiah do so that life may re-enter the
corpse of those whom he is pleased to give? Yeshua himself
said it! He is expected to use “[...] the sound of a mighty


shofar blast [...]” (Matthew 24:31). As a result, Bible
enthusiasts await Messiah’s promise filled words to be made

Indeed, the time is coming when all the dead
in their graves will hear the voice of Elohim's Son
(i.e., Yeshua), and they will rise again. Those who
have done good will rise to eternal life, and those
who have continued in evil will rise to judgment.
John 5:28-9

As marvelous as this all sounds, it’s
important that we give you the following warning
about Messiah’s coming and the expected


Some may wonder, “When will it
happen?” Though answers do vary,
the intent of this study is to review
what the Bible says.
First and foremost, the Bible
says that Yeshua “[...] must stay in
heaven until the time when all
things will be made whole again. The Heavenly Father told
about these things long ago when He spoke through His holy
prophets” (Acts 3:21, Simple English). Paul expressed
further, “Don't let anyone fool you like that, because
Yeshua’s return cannot happen until the Great Revolt has
taken place and there has appeared the wicked One, the lost
One, the Enemy, who raises himself above every so-called
god or object of worship to enthrone himself in The Heavenly
Father's sanctuary and flaunts the claim that he is Elohim” (1


Thessalonians 2:3-4). Paul’s reasons strongly that Messiah’s
coming to the earth is after The Temple in Jerusalem is
reconstructed, a claim that Yeshua himself made. In fact,
Yeshua explained,

24 After the tribulation ends, then the sun
will grow dim and the moon will not shine, 25 and
the stars will fall- the heavens will convulse. 26
Then all mankind will see me, the Messiah,
coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
Mark 13:24-6

Though Messiah’s coming to the earth is a matter of
great debate, Yeshua answered simply, “The Father sets those
dates,” he replied, “and they are not for you to know” (Acts
1:7). Thus, the end of the matter is that Messiah’s coming to


the earth to blow the shofar is unknown. What is known is the
place where Messiah is expected to come to.

4 On that day His feet shall stand on the
Mount of Olives which lies before Jerusalem on
the east; and the Mount of Olives shall be split in
two from east to west by a very wide valley; so
that one half of the Mount shall withdraw
northward, and the other half southward. 5 And the
valley of my mountains shall be stopped up, for the
valley of the mountains shall touch the side of it;
and you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake
in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then [ הוהי
(YHVH)] your Elohim will come, and all the holy
ones with Him.
Zechariah 14:4-5, RSV


Immediately after Yeshua steps foot on the Mount of
Olives, the Heavenly Father is expected make His habitation
in the midst of Israel.
The specific time and date of Messiah’s coming to the
Mount of Olives, also known as The Time of The Full
Restoration, is unknown. Other than The Heavenly Father,
neither the heavenly angels nor Messiah himself knows the
specific time and day. The Son doesn’t know it. The
Heavenly Father alone is the Only one that bears this
knowledge (reference Matthew 24:36 & Mark 13:32). The
reason why The Heavenly Father is the only One who knows
the exact time that Yeshua will come is as follows: “World
events are under His control. He removes kings and sets
others on their thrones. He gives wise men their wisdom, and
scholars their intelligence” (Daniel 2:21). Thus, The Heavenly
Father is The One who sets those dates, and Yeshua said
respectively: “[...] they are not for you to know (Acts 1:7).


Now, if someone tries to challenge this biblical truth or
mislead you concerning the exact day or hour of when the
resurrection is expected to take place, then you can reply
them with “You don’t know on what day your Lord is
coming; your Lord will arrive unannounced and unexpected”
(Matthew 24:42, 50). To add, this is the reason why Yeshua
said, “This is why you must be ready. I will come at a time
when you are not expecting me” (Matthew 24:44, LBV). “So,
watch! You don't know the day or the exact hour” (Matthew
25:13). And again, “So be ready all the time. For I, the
Messiah, will come when least expected” (Luke 12:40, SEV).
Though you may not know when he will come, the
Bible does inform us that his “[...] coming will not be delayed
much longer” (Hebrews 10:37, LBV).


This chapter will now continue on with the
expected events that will soon take place.
Beforehand, this book discussed that mankind’s spirit
possesses the ability to reside within the body and give the
body life. “It is the Spirit who gives life […],” Yeshua taught
(John 6:30, NASB). Through Scriptures, we were able to
review two examples when the spirit is accounted with
entering a lifeless corpse and give it life so that the dead
could become a living being. The first instance was when The
Heavenly Father breathed into Adam’s nostrils (reference
Genesis 2:7). The second instance was when Yeshua rose
from the dead: “[Messiah] suffered for our sins once for all
time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you
safely home to Elohim. He suffered physical death, but he
was raised to life in the Spirit” (1 Peter 3:18, NASB).


When the spirit departs
from the body, death occurs.
(Ref. John 6:63, 1 Peter 3:18
and James 2:26) Thus, Bible
enthusiasts reason that the
spirit plays a vital role in the
life and death of the human
body. When the spirit is
present within the human
body, the body is alive. When
the spirit is absent from the body, the body is dead.

Notice what one of
Israel’s prophets declared
concerning the dry bones
and the manner by which
the resurrection is expected
to one day overwhelm them.


5 “Thus says Hashem Elohim to these bones,
'Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you
may come to life. 6 'I will put sinews on you, make
flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and
put breath in you that you may come alive; and
you will know that I am Hashem.'" 7 So I
prophesied as I was commanded; and as I
prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a
rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its
bone. 8 And I looked, and behold, sinews were on
them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but
there was no breath in
9 Then He said
to me, ‘Prophesy to the
breath, prophesy, son
of man, and say to the
breath, 'Thus says


Hashem Elohim, "Come from the four winds, O
breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come
to life.’” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me,
and the breath came into them, and they came to
life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great
Ezekiel 37:5-10, NASB

What, then, is the biblical disposition on the matter of
the resurrection? According to both the prophet Ezekiel and
Messiah Yeshua, the resurrection process will affect all who
are dead without discrimination: “28 Do not marvel at this;
for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will
hear His voice, 29 and will come forth; those who did the
good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the
evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment” (John 5:28-9,


According to Scriptures, the resurrection process is not
the determining factor as to whether or not an individual will
be saved. On the contrary, the Bible reveals clearly that all of
mankind will one day rise from the grave upon hearing
Messiah’s voice. Both the prophet and Yeshua agree to the
idea that the resurrection is solely dependent upon Messiah
speaking over the dry bones for its restoration. After the
bones are completely restored, then Messiah will then blast
the shofar and cause the breath of the Almighty to return to
their lifeless corpse.

Consider these final thoughts.

Yeshua reasoned that “[…] just as the Father gives life
to those he raises from the dead, so the Son gives life to
anyone he wants. 22 In addition, the Father judges no one.
Instead, he has given the Son absolute authority to judge, 23
so that everyone will honor the Son, just as they honor the
Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son is certainly not


honoring the Father who sent him” (John5:21-23). As a result
of the Heavenly Father granting Yeshua the authority to judge
both the living and the dead, Scriptures forewarn that “[…]
we must all appear before the judgment seat of Messiah, so
that each one may be
recompensed for his deeds
[performed] in the body,
according to what he has done,
whether good or bad” (2
Corinthians 5:10, NASB).
“‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, “[…]
your deeds follow […]’” is the
affirmation that The Heavenly
Father gives each and every one of us (Revelations 14:13,
NASB). Given that “[…] the dead will be judged according to
what they had done, as recorded in the books” (Revelations
20:12), we advise people everywhere to “[…] walk in a
manner worthy of the L-rd, to please Him in all respects,


bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the
knowledge of Elohim” (Colossians 1:10, NASB).
Without a doubt, some might question whether or not
the resurrection process is as it was described in this chapter.
Though many may doubt that the resurrection process
pertains to the spirit returning to the lifeless corpse and the
spirit causing these lifeless corpse to return to life from
among the dead, the Bible gives one more example (reference
Revelations 11:3-12):

10 All the people who belong to this world
will gloat over them and give presents to each
other to celebrate the death of the two prophets
who had tormented them. 11 But after three and a
half days, Elohim breathed life into them, and the
two that were once dead stood up! Terror struck all
who were staring at them.
Revelations 11:10-11


Such is the resurrection. It was Job expected. It was
Messiah experienced. It’s what the prophets foretold that will
one day take place upon Messiah’s coming to the Mount of



Without a shadow of doubt, no one truly knows either the day
or the hour when Messiah is expected to come and step foot
upon the Mount of Olives; at least, that’s what the Scriptures
lead us to understand. On the same note, many are under the
impression that when Messiah comes, they will meet him in
the clouds of heaven to be taken into heaven. The only thing
that we do know is what the Word says.


Consider what Paul wrote.

3 Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that
day will not come until there is a great rebellion
against Elohim and the man of lawlessness is
revealed—the one who brings destruction. 4 He
will exalt himself and defy everything that people
call god and every object of worship. He will even
sit in the temple of Elohim, claiming that he
himself is Elohim.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

Either Paul expected for Messiah’s coming to take
place in his day prior to the actual destruction of Jerusalem’s
Temple, or he was referring to an event that was to take place
in some distant future. Instead of entertaining the idea that
Messiah’s coming to the Mount of Olives was expected to
take place prior to the events described in 2


2:3-4, Messiah foretold the actual destruction of Jerusalem’s
1 As Yeshua
was leaving the
Temple grounds, his
disciples pointed out
to him the various
Temple buildings. 2 But he responded, “Do you
see all these buildings? I tell you the truth, they
will be completely demolished. Not one stone will
be left on top of another!” 3 Later, Yeshua sat on
the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him
privately and said, “Tell us, when will all this
happen? What sign will signal your return and the
end of the world?” 4 Yeshua told them, “Don’t let
anyone mislead you, 5 for many will come in my
name, claiming, ‘I am anointed by Elohim.’ They
will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars
and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these


things must take place, but the end won’t follow
immediately. 7 Nation will go to war against
nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will
be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the
world. 8 But all this is only the first of the birth
pains, with more to come.
Matthew 24:1-8

Many may reason that blight, famine, and international
conflicts serve as living testimonies that Messiah will soon
come; however, Yeshua taught us otherwise. If anything, we
should reconsider what Scriptures say about the matter.
Wars, hunger and natural disasters do not foretell Messiah’s coming.


Torah provides a specific commandment to construct a
place where The Name of הוהי(YHVH) may be enshrined:
“For I want the people of Israel to make me a sacred
Temple where I can live among them” (Exodus 25:8).
Currently, much is being done in modern day Israel in order
to restore Temple worship in Jerusalem:

5 So I am planning to build a Temple for
הוהי(YHVH) my Elohim, just as He instructed my
father that I should do. For הוהי(YHVH) told him,
`Your son, whom I will place upon your throne,
shall build Me a Temple.' 6 Now please assist me
with this project. [...].”
1 Kings 5:5-6a

Without a doubt, this desire of the Temple's
reconstruction appears to come from the Heavenly Father and
much effort is underway to restore the Temple Mount


(reference Haggai 1:14). Israel does continuously pray over
such an important matter; in fact, this particular prayer is
made every shabbat as written in our siddurim (i.e., prayer
books): “The one thing I want from Elohim, the thing I seek
most of all, is the privilege of meditating in His Temple, [...]”
(Psalms 27:4). In Judaism, there’s only one place that can
truly be called “The Temple,” and it is the place where it
once stood – on Mount Moriah (reference Psalms 132:2-7).
Many of Israel’s
prophets seem to suggest
that The Temple will be
restored prior to Messiah’s
coming to the earth. For
instance, the Prophet
Isaiah said, “In the last days[,] Jerusalem and the Temple of
הוהי (YHVH) will become the world's greatest attraction, and
people from many lands will flow there to worship הוהי
(YHVH)” (Isaiah 2:2). Again, another prophet at a later time


expressed this very same hope: “[...] Jerusalem will be rebuilt
and the Temple restored, for I have spoken it” (Isaiah 44:28,
compare with Zechariah 1:16). With a similar attitude, Daniel
wrote, “[...] the kingdom of everlasting righteousness will
begin, and the Most Holy Place (e.g., in the Temple) will be
rededicated, as the prophets have declared” (Daniel 9:24).
Thus, we can look forward to the full restoration of The
Temple Mount in Zion, which in turn, may pave the way to
the successive events that usher Messiah’s coming to the
Mount of Olives along with the commencement of The
Messianic Era.
A frequently asked
question is, “Will The Temple
in Jerusalem be rededicated
prior Messiah’s coming to
Israel?” Upon hearing the hope
that ancient biblical prophets


have previously spoken, some may easily get discouraged
concerning the Temple's restoration (reference Zechariah 8:6-
17, 9:8-12). However, this should not be a discouraging
matter. In accordance to the documented instructions Yeshua
gave his disciples and Paul gave to The First Century
believers in Asia Minor, the simple answer is yes. In fact, the
reconstruction of Jerusalem’s Temple paves the way for the
degradation of Torah observance and the rise of the Anti-
Messiah, without which Messiah coming may not take place
(reference Daniel 7:25-8, Malachi 3:1, Matthew 24:15-6,
Mark 13:14-20, 1 Thessalonians 2:3-4). This does not to
exclude the fact that The Temple is expected to be fully
functional during The Messianic Era:

24 And David, My Servant- the Messiah-
shall be their King, their only Shepherd; and they
shall obey My laws and all My wishes. 25 They
shall live in the land of Israel where their fathers
lived, the land I gave my servant Jacob. They and


their children after them shall live there, and their
grandchildren, for all generations. And My Servant
David, their Messiah, shall be their Prince forever.
26 And I will make a covenant of peace with them,
an everlasting pact. I will bless them and multiply
them and put My Temple among them forever. 27
And I will make My home among them. Yes, I will
be their Elohim and they [e.g., Israel] shall be My
people. 28 And when My Temple remains among
them forever, then the nations will know that I ,
הוהי(YHVH), have chosen Israel as My very own.'
Ezekiel 37:24-8

Reflecting upon what this prophet once wrote, Paul
suggested the same when he wrote, “If he [e.g., Yeshua] were
here on earth, he would not even be a priest, since there
already are priests who offer the gifts required by the law of
Moses” (Hebrews 8:4). Thus, we pray, “Restore unto us the


place where Your Most Holy Name is to be invocated upon
this time.”
At a first glance, it
would seem as if though a
major discrepancy exists
as to where the people of
Israel are expected to
gather after Messiah sounds the shofar. Among Bible
enthusiasts, we reason with what the Scriptures say which
identifies the precise place wherewith we are expected to
assemble ourselves at: “[...] the people will know that they are
to gather before you at the entrance of the Tabernacle”
(Numbers 10:3). Contrary to this biblical citation, there are
those who reason that the designated assembly point is at
Yeshua's cloud (reference 1 Thessalonians 4:16-7). When
placed initially side by side, these two perspectives may seem


to be at odd ends; however, further biblical investigation
satisfies an excellent resolve.

Reasons exist as to why
the Jewish perspective differs
from the more common Gentile
perspectives. For instance, the
separation between the early
Messianic Jewish Communities
from mainstream Jewish
Communities, along with the
major outside influences from
the Gentile belief structure, may have led modern day
believers to reason the possibility of another place of
assembly oppose to what Torah stipulates. Secondly, avid
Bible readers may not have ample time to go back and
research every single detail they receive; instead, they tend to
trust that the information they receive is adequate enough.


Then, of course, you might have reasons of your own why
such vast differences exist.
Upon reviewing all the relevant information that the
Hebrew Bible prophets offer, the conclusion leads to an
understandable answer. The fact is that Paul's mention of 1
Thessalonians 4:16-7 does not oppose what Torah says. On
the contrary, it further supports it!
Yeshua's own disciple’s, Peter, comment should
remind us that, "[...] Some of his [e.g., Paul's] comments are
hard to understand, and those who are ignorant and unstable
have twisted his letters around to mean something quite
different from what he meant, just as they do the other parts
of Scripture- and the result is disaster for them” (2 Peter

In short, The Prophets
wrote about the great and
marvelously things expected


of G-d's Holy Mountain: “It shall come to pass in the latter
days that the mountain of the house of The Heavenly Father
shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and it
shall be lifted up above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it,
[...]” (Micah 4:1, ESV).
By comparison, Mount Everest is currently the largest
of all the mountains in the planet. At 29,028 ft [8,848 m or 5
1/2 miles above sea level], the peak of the mountain surpasses
the region where which clouds form. Given this information,
than we can further understand what the Prophet Micah
expected of Mount Moriah, the mountain which housed
Hashem's Temple. Unlike being a single peak, Mount Moriah
is an elongated ridge which commences to rise at its Southern
end at the junction of the Kidron and Hinnom Valleys, at the
original City of David elevating approximately 1,968.48 ft
(600 m) above sea level. The Prophet Micah expected Mount
Moriah to be "the highest of the mountains" by surpassing the
height of earth's highest mountain, Mount Everest. In like


fashion, the Prophet Isaiah said, "Give Hashem no rest until
he makes Jerusalem the object of praise throughout the earth”
(Isaiah 62:7). Being that Mount Moriah was expected to be
established as the highest of the mountains, then Paul would
have easily concluded that Yeshua would not be limited to
returning on a cloud similar to the one in which he was taken
(reference Acts 1:11). On the contrary, Paul’s statement adds
to what was already established. If anything, Paul’s statement
seems to suggest the idea that Yeshua is going to stand upon
the cloud at the level of the mountain side by which the
clouds would naturally form similar to that of Mount Everest.
Ezrah may have prophesied similarly when he penned,
"Praise Hashem, the Elohim of our ancestors, who made the
king want to beautify the Temple of Hashem in Jerusalem!
(Ezrah 7:27).
Being that Torah commands the assemblage to take
place at the Tabernacle's entry and Paul suggested it to be at
the clouds, we understand it best what Paul meant by


reviewing what the Prophets expected Mount Moriah to be. It
is in this fashion that we best understand Paul with what he
meant when he wrote his letter to the Thessalonians.


Don't be so surprised! Indeed, the time is coming
when all the dead in their graves will hear the voice of G-
d's Son,
and they will rise again. Those who have done good
will rise to experience eternal life, and those who have
continued in evil will rise to experience judgment (i.e.,
John 5:28-9

Judgment is “a decision
of a law court or judge”
oftentimes perceived as “a
misfortune or calamity viewed
as a divine punishment”
(Oxford English Dictionary,
The 2012). If you were to
search the Scriptures, you'd
soon discover a biblical
forewarning: “[…] we must all
appear before the judgment seat of Messiah, so that each one


may be recompensed for his deeds performed in the body,
according to what he has done, whether good or bad” (2
Corinthians 5:10, NASB). As far as those who have
continued to live their lives in an evil manner, Messiah taught
that such wicked people shall “[...] rise to experience
judgment (i.e., a divine punishment)” (John 5:29). After
much research, this study discusses the divine punishment
destined for the very same.

But, prior to discussing what a person must do in order
to avoid such a divine punishment, allow us to first review
what Yeshua (i.e., Jesus' Hebrew name) taught pertaining to
a specific place where evil, wicked people are said to be
thrown into and the method of escape that The Heavenly
Father has provided mankind.

The Wicked Shall Perish: Scriptures provide a divine
punishment destined for wicked, evil people.


Yeshua spoke of an existing place where evil people
are expected be thrown into, a “furnace of fire” (Matthew
13:42 & 50). Pertaining to its fire, Yeshua taught that it's both
unquenchable and eternal (Matthew 18:8, 25:41, Mark 9:43,
44, 46, 48, Luke 3:17, and John 15:6). Concerning its smoke,
the Bible says, “The smoke of their torment will rise forever
and ever, and they (i.e., these wicked, evil people) will have
no relief day or night, […]” (Revelations 14:11).

Upon viewing this fiery furnace, Yeshua said that there
“will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” by such wicked, evil
people when they see their demise (Matthew 8:12, 13:42, 50,
22:13, 24:51, 25:30, and Luke 13:28). In fact, the Bible says
elsewhere that “The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will
gnash his teeth and melt away [...]” (Psalm 112:10); thus, the
wicked will witness both the manner by which the salvation
of the righteous as well as see their own personal demise.


Other than describing the fiery furnace destined for
wicked, evil people, the Bible says that “the wicked shall
perish (i.e., Abbadon)” (Psalm 37:20, 68:2, 112:10, Proverbs
10:28, 11:7 & 10, 28:28).
Yeshua taught that upon
sentencing, the king will instruct
“[...] Bind his hands and feet and
throw him into the outer
darkness, where there will be
weeping and gnashing of teeth”
(Matthew 22:13). Immediately
after the king's aide bind the hands and feet of such evil,
wicked people, the wicked will be hurled into the fiery
furnace and experience a state of complete “outer darkness”
(Ref. Matthew 8:12, 22:13 & 25:30). In Hebrew, both the
place along with the shattering experience is called Abbadon
(i.e., complete utter destruction).


Who specifically will perish and experience Abbadon?
The Bible pronounces a specific judgment already
predetermined. It first says, “A false witness will not go
unpunished, and he who tells lies will perish (i.e, Abbadon)”
(Proverbs 19:9, NASB). It later says, “[...] those who contend
with you (i.e., Israel) will be as nothing and will perish”
(Isaiah 41:11, NASB). Even though the Bible does mention a
predetermined judgment, Messianic Jews are ever mindful
that Paul advised neither to ask “Who will ascend to
heaven?” nor even question “Who will go down into the
place of the dead (i.e., Abbadon)” (Ref. Romans 10:6-7).
After standing before Messiah’s throne, sentencing,
and being hurled into Abbadon and entering this eternal state
of perpetual darkness, the Bible says of that “They are dead,
they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise:
therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all
their memory to perish” (Isaiah 26:14, KJV).


Yeshua taught, “[...] it
is not my heavenly Father's
will that even one of these
little ones should perish”
(Matthew 18:14).

In simpler terms, The
Heavenly Father doesn't
desire for anyone- men,
women or child, to perish and suffer the divine punishment of
Abbadon. On the contrary, Scriptures say, “For G-d so loved
the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever
believes in Him shall not perish (i.e., experience Abbadon;
complete, utter destruction), but have eternal life” (John 3:16,
NASB). To add, the Heavenly Father provided a means by
which anyone can escape such a divine punishment (i.e, by
means of Yeshua's death for a ransom of mankind's sins).
The fact of the matter is that anyone can avoid the
dangers of Abbadon by following Messiah's instructions.


My sheep listen to my voice; I know them,
and they follow me.
I (i.e., Yeshua) give them
eternal life, and they will never perish (i.e.,
Abbadon). No one can snatch them away from me,
for my Father has given them to me, and he (i.e.,
my Father) is more powerful than anyone else. No
one can snatch them from the Father's hand.
John 10:27-9

Those who refuse to acknowledge Yeshua as Israel's
Messiah or refuse to maintain faithful witness to Scriptural
truth, the Bible says:

Dear friends, if we deliberately continue
sinning (i.e., violating Torah) after we have
received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer
any sacrifice that will cover these sins (violations
to the commandments of Torah).
There is only


the terrible expectation of Elohim’s judgment and
the raging fire that will consume his enemies.
Hebrews 10:26-7

To conclude, we wish that you continue to search the
Scriptures and come to learn more about this quite
interesting topic of how salvation is on its way.