The Answer Made the Religious Leaders, “Gnash Their Teeth.”
“Gnashing Teeth” is a Metaphor Revealing Anger.
“The wicked (those who stray from the Path of Life) will see it and be angry, (kaas #3707) He will gnash his teeth, (out of anger) and wither away, (masas #4549); The greed, (taavah #8378) of the wicked will perish, (abad #6).” Psalm 112:10
“There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the Kingdom of God, but you yourselves (the arrogant) are thrown out.” Luke 13:28; Matthew 8:12; Matthew 22:13; Matthew 25:30
“The older son became angry and refused to go in. So his father came out and pleaded with him.” Luke 15:28
Who, did Y’hoshua’s (Jesus’) say, would be “thrown out from the Kingdom of God?” Why was the older son so angry he refused to go into his Father’s banquet? These 1st Century religious leaders knew He was referring to them, Matthew 21:45.
Only The Humble Will Inherit Life after Death in God’s Kingdom
“Truly I tell you, He (Y’hoshua) said, “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3
“Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4
Y’hoshua explains the mystery of Spiritual Life in His Kingdom with physical examples;
“Flesh is born of flesh, but spirit is born of the Spirit. Do not be amazed that I said, ‘You must be born again.” John 3:7
We must be born Spiritually to enter Spiritual Life. Yet still today, Jewish religious leaders await the physical Messiah, (anointed King) who will reign in a physical Temple and rule the nations, (goyim) in a physical Kingdom on the physical earth, (eretz). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah_in_Judaism.
Was Y’hoshua, (Jesus) Jewish?
Y’hoshua was prophesied to come through a specific lineage, namely, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob/Israel, Judah… (Judah, being the origin of the term Jewish). The confusion between Israel and Judah began when the two divided approximately 930 B.C.. The ten Northern tribes of Israel were conquered by the Assyrians and eventually assimilated into the nations. Judah was later conquered by the Babylonians but returned from their captivity 70 years later, just as prophesied, Jeremiah 25:12.
With this in mind, Yes, Y’housha came through the line of Judah. Was His religion Jewish? All opinions aside, lets take a look at Y’hoshua’s own words to the Jewish religious leaders:
He told the people to listen to their religious leaders when they read the Torah in Moses seat, but He warned them not to do what they do. Why? He called them “hypocrites,” “blind guides,” who were like “white-washed tombs, beautiful on the outside but dead on the inside.” They were like “snakes, a brood of vipers, full of greed and self-indulgence, everything they did was to be seen. They liked the most important seats and loved to be greeted with honor and respect. They slammed the door of the Kingdom of God in peoples faces, adding heavy burdens, and neglecting Justice, Mercy and Faithfulness.”
All that to say, Y’hoshua didn’t follow the Jewish religious leaders. These “Torah experts” were far too proud to see the Torah’s bigger, Spiritual, picture of God’s Kingdom.
The Kingdom of God is Greater Than Any Religion.
Y’hoshua used physical examples to describe spiritual Truth. The narrow gate and the eye of the needle show us nothing physical will enter the Kingdom of God.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” Matthew 7:13
“Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.” Matthew 19:24
Flesh and Blood Can Not Enter the Kingdom of God.
Unseen, Eternal or Spiritual mysteries are revealed metaphorically, in Parables, which are concrete, literal examples, revealing abstract or Spiritual Truth. The arrogant heart is called hard, uncircumcised and covered with a metaphorical veil, 2 Corinthians 3:16; Ezekiel 44:7; Isaiah 25:7. Only those in Messiah are given eyes and ears to perceive the Spiritual mystery of The Good News, Psalm 78:2; Matthew 13:35; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 2 Corinthians 3:14; 2 Corinthians 4:3; Isaiah 64:4.
Life after Death Was Promised To Mankind From the Beginning
The Good News, or Blessing, of our renewed Spiritual Life, was given along with the Curse of death. The Promised “Seed,” who would Bless All the people of the earth, can be traced from Adam and Eve, to Abraham and right to Y’hoshua, (YHVH’s Salvation).
“And I will put enmity Between you (the serpent) and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed, (Messiah); He shall bruise you (the serpent) on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.” Genesis 3:15; Galatians 3:16…
You are Heirs of the Promise, of Life after Death, if You are In Messiah
What does it look like to be, “In Messiah?” Here are three physical examples; 1. we are given a crown of Life. 2. Our names are written in the Book of Life. 3. We will be clothed in white. “Clothe yourselves with Y’hoshua Messiah” Romans 13:14. He gives us “Robes of Righteousness/Salvation” and refers to them as “Wedding Garments.”
When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, the consequence was death. They realized they were naked because they had lost this covering. God made them temporary garments of animal skins and He also made sure they could not eat from the Tree of Life and live that way forever, Genesis 2:25; Genesis 3:21; Genesis 3:22.
“I will rejoice greatly in YHVH, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of Salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of Righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10; Matthew 22:12; Revelation 3:5; Revelation 7:14; Revelation 16:15…
In Adam All Die, but in Messiah All will be Made Alive.
This is were it becomes important to know the meaning of the name Israel, and why those in “Spiritual Israel” are called Prevailers, Victorious, Triumphant, Overcomers.
The Promised Seed of the women metaphorically crushes the serpents (satan’s) head, Genesis 3:15. Her Seed is Victorious, and Women don’t have seeds, so this is refers to a miraculous birth and a Spiritual Victory.
“The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the
Law Curse.” 1 Corinthians 15:56
It is by Y’hoshua’s death and resurrection, we also Prevail, in Spiritual Israel. Then, and only then, will we be granted the right to eat from the Tree of Life and Live forever, Revelation 2:11; Revelation 12:11
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
churches assemblies. To the one who is Victorious, (Israel) I will grant the right to eat of the tree of Life in the paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7
Why Doesn’t My Rabbi, Priest, Pastor or Imam Teach This?
“You are the Christ/Messiah, the Son of the Living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by My Father in heaven.” Matthew 16:17
The Religious leaders, of Y’hoshua’s time on earth, searched the Scriptures to gain Life after death but even after hearing Him say, “these are the Words that testify about Me,” they refused the Life-Giver, John 5:39; John 5:40.
Religious leaders aren’t the only ones who get puffed up by knowledge, 1 Corinthians 8:1. We all form our opinions according to what we’ve heard, seen, tasted, touched or smelled. Opinions automatically make us think we are right and the others are wrong. This is the reason we must All humble ourselves, becoming like little children who have the ability to ask, and seek wholeheartedly, and then we are promised to find God’s Spirit, Matthew 7:7; Deuteronomy 4:29.
Seek The Spiritual Life-Giver, Not A Dead Religion
Israel is not a Jewish Religion. The “Assembly of Israel” was not replaced by the Catholic or Protestant “Church.” Islam, Mormonism and all the others who claim to have new revelations from God, have no concept of Spiritual Israel.
We must learn to wean ourselves from the physical bottles of religion and ask the Spiritual Life-Giver to give us eyes and ears to perceive His Spiritual Kingdom for ourselves. Only then will we understand His perfect purpose in setting apart a specific, physical lineage that gave birth to the promised Seed/Son/Messiah, “Spiritual Israel.”
Will You Inherit Life after Death?
Countless people have died without understanding this Spiritual mystery. Needless to say, our understanding has nothing to do with God’s indescribable ability. I have peace in knowing He doesn’t want anyone to perish, 2 Peter 3:9,
And I trust in His promise that there will be a day when every eye will see, Revelation 1:7