The Greatest of all Bible Mysteries is King – Priest Yeshua’s full earthly identity,  and the great Mystery of Yeshua’s Blood Sacrifice! (Part 3)

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Richard Aaron Honorof opening the 1995 International Christian Embassy Jerusalem’s Feast of Tabernacles : Announcing the Coming of the Lord Yeshua to Israel

[Part I and Part II : Introduction, and the Proof Points 1 -11]

12)  God then opened the whole New Covenant with the first scene by directly answering this question!  Luke 1:5, 6, & Luke 9 – 22, Priest Zechariah was from the family of Zadok, because God said that only a priest from the family of Zadok could come before God and minister to Him.  God verified this by then sending his angel Gabriel from Heaven to speak to priest Zechariah while in the Jerusalem Temple.  See Luke 1:11 and read Ezekiel 44:15, 16.

But priest Zechariah was also the true mystery Aaronic Zadokite high priest of Israel.  Can this be proven?  Yes, easily!  After 165 years of corruption of the Jerusalem Temple priesthood by the Maccabee priest family, the angel Gabriel was sent to priest Zechariah while he ministered at the Altar of Incense.  Exodus 30:7, says that to minister at the Altar of Incense was the position given by God for only the Aaronic high priest, or to his future son who would serve God as high priest at that position in the Temple.

God will never confuse us!  By God sending His angel Gabriel to speak with priest Zechariah while he was ministering to God at the Aaronic high priest position of the Altar of Incense, (Exodus 30:1, 7) proved that God was recognizing Zechariah’s position of priestly Authority before God as God’s true mystery Zadokite high priest of Israel, after 165 years of corruption of the Jerusalem Temple priesthood animal sacrifices, from the time when the Maccabees kicked out the Zadokite high priest and all the other Zadokite priests from the Jerusalem Temple.

Because the Aaronic priesthood was passed from father to son, Zechariah’s son Yochanan would be the next Zadok high priest

When Miriam, a young Jewish woman in Nazareth, was visited and told by the angel Gabriel that she, being a virgin, was about to become pregnant with the Son of God, and that her older relative Elisheva from Aaron, too old to have children, was now six months pregnant, Miriam immediately left her home in Nazareth and went to visit here (close) relatives Elisheva and priest Zechariah (in the winter [Kislev]), in the hill country, in a city of Judah.  Luke 1:39

The angel Gabriel knew that Miriam would need to be with her closest blood kin family, whom I believe was her mother’s older sister Elisheva and Elisheva’s husband, priest Zechariah.  Why else would this elderly Aaronic priest couple, whom God had said were righteous before God, walking in all the covenants and ordinances blameless, have ever allowed this young Jewish virgin woman, just betrothed but now also pregnant, and old Elisheva also pregnant, to not only visit, but also stay with them for the next three months.  They had to be Miriam’s closest blood kin relatives.  They would  learn their young niece was the prophetic fulfillment of prophesy given to the house of David, in Israel 7:3, 14, regarding the virgin who would conceive and bear a Son called Emmanu El, (God with us).  Miriam spent the next three months with them, probably all of them studying together in the Holy Scriptures, praying a lot.

Miriam then returned to Nazareth, and to her betrothed Yosef, just before Elisheva gave birth to Yochanan.  Listen to the words of priest Zechariah at the circumcision of his newborn son, Luke 1.

Luke1:67  Now his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying, 1:68  “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people.  1:69 And has raised up a horn of Salvation (referring to Yeshua, who would soon be born through Miriam) for us in the house of His servant David, [Miriam’s family tribe] 1:70 as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, who have been since the world began.”

Point 13) Also, why did angel Gabriel specific tell priest Zechariah that his future son, yet unconceived, had to be called Yochanan?

One day in 2011, after I thought I had finished writing my first book on this subject of Yeshua from Zadok of Aaron, God told me to go and look up the names of all the Aaronic high priests from the 1st and 2nd Temple periods.  I had no idea what God had wanted to show me.  But I soon found a book with this information on all the Aaronic high priests in an Orthodox Jewish religious library

in Jerusalem, copied all the information, and took it home to study.  That’s when God showed me another most amazing mystery in my search regarding the full mystery identity of Yeshua.  I discovered that the last Zadokite high priest, just before the Maccabees in 165 B.C., had kicked out the Zadok high priest and the other Zadokite priests from the Jerusalem Temple, was also named Yochanan!

Just imagine how priest Zechariah and his barren wife Elisheva must have felt, being told by God the name of their future son … God was keeping His promises to the Zadokite priests by telling Zechariah that he had to name his yet unconceived and unborn son Yochanan, who would be born to Elisheva, who was also barren, and they were both well advanced in years (Luke 1:7), regarding God’s promises of the coming Messiah of Israel, whom God said would be born through the family of the Zadokite high priests, besides the family line of king David.  Zechariah 3:1, 8 & 6:11-13.

Yochanan was the name of the last Zadok high priest around 165 B.C., just before the Maccabees kicked out all the Zadok priests from the Jerusalem Temple.  Proof : [Art Scroll Publications, Tractate Yoma Edition, Volume 1, at the end of Chapter 4. Appendix: Kohanim Gedolim in the First and Second Temples!]

14)  2000 years ago something great happened out at the Jordan River when Yeshua first began His earthly ministry with a water baptism (mikveh), in submission to His Father to be witnessed by His own cousin, the prophet Yochanan, mystery Zadok high priest.

Matthew 3:16  When He had been baptized, Yeshua came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighted upon Him.  3:17  Suddenly a voice came from Heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased!

Yeshua had said to Yochanan at the Jordan River, “Permit it to be  so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all Righteousness!”

Here we see the mystery Zadokite high priest of Aaron, Yochanan, the highest order of true physical spiritual authority in all of Israel submitting to Yeshua, the great High Priest of Heaven, who is  head of the Melchi Zedek (my King of Righteousness) Priesthood.

What really happened out there that day at the Jordan River with the two cousins, and their submissions to each other? Matthew 3:15

God had said in eight places in the Scriptures that the Aaronic priesthood would become forever!  [Exodus 29:9; Exodus 40:13 -15; Numbers 10:8; Numbers 25:11-13; Deuteronomy 18:1, 2, 5;

1 Chronicles 23:13; Jeremiah 33:18, 20-22; Malachi 2:4.]

By the submission of Yochanan, the Zadokite high priest to the great High Priest of Heaven, Yeshua, was the Aaronic priesthood brought into Yeshua & into the Melchi Zedek Priesthood on that fall day out there at the Jordan River, so that the Aaronic priesthood would thereby become forever?  The Melchi Zedek Priesthood of Heaven is forever, and therefore it predates the Aaronic priesthood.

Psalm 110:1  A Psalm of David.  The LORD (יְהֹוָה [Father]) said to my Lord (לַאדֹנִי [Son, singular, Adoni), “Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies Your footstool.”  110:2  The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion.  Rule in the midst of Your enemies!  110:3  Your people shall be willing in the day of Your Power; in the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth.  110:4  The LORD (יְהֹוָה) has sworn and will not relent, “You are a Priest forever by My Word, Melchi Zedek (My King of Righteousness)!

John 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God!  1:2  He was in the beginning with God.  1:3  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

Colossians 1:15  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  1:16  For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.  All things were  created through Him and for Him.  1:17  And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist!

Daniel 7:13  “I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him.  7:14  Then to Him was given Dominion and Glory and a Kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him.  His Dominion is an Everlasting Dominion, which shall not pass away, and His Kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed!”

Point 15) Luke 3:2 while Annas and Caiaphas were high priests (Herod’s appointed high priests, not from the Zadokite high priest family), the Word of God came to Yochanan, son of Zechariah   in the wilderness.

The first time I read that passage, it jumped off the page … that Yochanan had to be the real Zadokite high priest of Israel!

16)  “But what did you go out to see?  A prophet?  Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.  This is he of whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You.’  For I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet than Yochanan the baptizer; but he who is least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he.”  Luke 7:26 – 28

Matthew 11:9  “But what did you go out to see?  A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.  11:10  For this is he of whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your Way before You.’  11:11  Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than Yochanan the baptizer; but he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he!”

Jeremiah 31:31  “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,  31:32  not according to the Covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My Covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD.  31:33 But this is the Covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  31:34  No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

Ezekiel 36:24  “For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land.  36:25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 36:26  I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.  36:27  I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. 36:28  Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.”

Malachi 3:1 “Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His Temple, even the Messenger of the Covenant, in whom you delight.  Behold, He is coming,” says the LORD of hosts.”

Malachi 2:7  “For the lips of a priest should keep knowledge, and people should seek the Torah from his mouth; for he (a priest)  is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.”

This Scripture is also a witness to the fact that the messenger of the LORD was most likely from the Zadokite high priest family!

There was definitely no so called divine Oral Torah in those days when Malachi was talking about keeping the Word of God.

The Orthodox Oral Torah emerged about 250 years after Yeshua.

Yochanan spoke this about himself being called ‘to Prepare the way’ for the Lord Yeshua, by proclaiming Isaiah’s words from

Isaiah 40:3  The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  40:4  Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth;  40:5  The Glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

God’s messenger would have to be one in the highest order of true spiritual priestly authority from God in all of Israel. This could only be the Zadokite high priest of Israel, Yochanan the baptizer.

Point 17)  John 1:29  The next day Yochanan saw Yeshua coming toward him, and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

Yochanan began his ministry in the spring, around Passover time at age 30.  He was six months older than his cousin Yeshua.

Around six months later, Yeshua, about age 30, came to Yochanan at the Jordan River.

If Yochanan, the mystery Zadokite high priest was serving God in the Jerusalem Temple, what would have been on his mind during that fall season?  Preparing for the Yom Kippur Temple lamb sacrifice!  Now read again the words that Yochanan spoke,

Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

Point 18)  Yeshua said, “Yochanan came to you in the Way of Righteousness.”  Matthew 21:32  Here Yeshua may have inferred to Herod’s appointed Temple high priests, that Yochanan the baptizer was the true Zadokite (righteous) high priest of Israel.

19) “By what Authority are You doing these things?  And who gave you this Authority?” asked the high piests.  Yeshua answered “The baptism of Yochanan, where was it from?  From Heaven or from men?”  Matthew 21:23-27  Here Yeshua was challenging Herod’s two appointed Jerusalem Temple high priests, regarding Yochanan’s authority as the true Zadokite high priest!

20)  Malachi 4:5  “Behold, I will send you Eliyahu the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful Day of the LORD! 4:6  And he will ‘turn the hearts of the fathers (Old Covenant) to the children (New Covenant),’ and ‘the hearts of the children to their fathers,’ lest I come & strike the land (Israel) with a curse.”

Eliyahu the prophet had to be a Zadokite priest!  1 Kings 17:1

Luke 1:16 “And he (Yochanan) will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.  1:17  He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Eliyahu, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

Matthew 11:14  “And if you are willing to receive it, he is Eliyahu (Elijah) who is to come!” Yeshua said this before Yochanan died.

Yochanan’s assignment from God was truly that of a Zadokite high priest, who also fulfilled his assignment of helping to prepare the people Israel in the Way of God’s Salvation through Yeshua!

God used Yochanan to fulfill the first part of the Malachi’s 4:6 prophesy, of ‘turning the hearts of the fathers (of the Torah and the Tanakh, the Mosaic Covenant fathers) to the children’ (believers  in the Brit HaDashah, or the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31-34).

But the second part of this prophesy has yet to be fulfilled, of ‘one who turns the hearts of the children (the New Covenant Messianic believers) to their fathers’ (the Orthodox Rabbinical religious Jews of the Torah [and Oral Torah] and the Tanakh).

But the fathers have left the Word of God in preference for their divine Oral Torah from Moses.  But a divine Oral Torah cannot be possible; for Moses had commanded all of Israel in

12 different Scriptures never to leave the written Word of God!

You can find this teaching on my website under Author’s Articles, twenty sixth one down on the list, ‘20 Scriptures proving why …’

What an impossible task for this man of God coming in the spirit and power of Elijah, that he will have to do, except for God!

Or perhaps this calling for a team of believers who are as Yeshua had said, “those who are least in the Kingdom of God” to fulfill.

Zechariah 4:6  So he answered and said to me, “This is the Word of the LORD to Zerubbabel, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.”

Malachi 3:1  “Behold, I send My messenger, and he will Prepare the Way before Me.” But how will he prepare the way for God?

James 5:17  Elijah was a man with a nature like ours

Hebrews 5:1  For every high priest taken from among men is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.  5:3  Because of this he is required as for the people, so also for himself, to offer sacrifices for sins.  5:4  And no man takes this honor to himself, but he who is called by God, just as Aaron was.  5:5  So also Messiah did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him, “You are My Son, today I have begotten You.”  Psalm 2:7

I believe God will soon bring His Messianic and Church Body into great unity, as Yeshua had prophesied in John 17, by forming a Team ofthe least of these‘ in the Kingdom of God, to bring in great Victory for the coming End Time Revival from Jerusalem.

This Author’s Conclusions

2000 years ago, the genealogy coming from the mother’s side of anyone’s Jewish family in Israel was rarely ever recorded.  But God’s Word says that by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established.  (Deuteronomy 19:15)

You were just shown 20 different Scriptural proofs of God’s witnesses, all revealing this same Truth about our Lord, Messiah Yeshua, proving that our King – High Priest Yeshua was born from this Zadokite high priest family besides from king David’s family.

Why is this new information now so vital and so important?  Not only is this Yeshua’s hidden & untaught full physical identity, but because for 2000 years the Jewish people of Israel and around the world have been taught only a partial Truth about our Savior.

And that also includes almost all the believers in Yeshua.

Pilate therefore said to Him (Yeshua), “Are You a king then?”

Yeshua answered, “You say rightly that I am a King! For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the Truth! Everyone who is of the Truth hears My voice.”  John 18:37

“And you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free!” John 8:32

Yeshua was born on earth as both the Son of God through His Father in Heaven, and also as the Son of Man through His virgin mother Miriam.  But it was only as the Son of Man that Yeshua could redeem both the sins of mankind and also the sins of the earth.  Why?  Because the earth had been given by God to man,  and therefore only as a perfect sinless Man through the Holy Spirit, could God’s only begotten Son, Yeshua, ever accomplish what had been totally impossible for any human being born before Him to ever be able to do.  Genesis 1:26; Psalm 8:4-8 & Daniel 7:13, 14.

The Love and Mercy of God is from Everlasting to Everlasting!

Also Yeshua’s perfect sinless Blood Sacrifice from Aaron   was totally accepted and honored before God, but only because Yeshua is physically from the Zadokite high priest family of the Aaronic priesthood, besides born from the family of king David.

What will all these new revelations mean for the future of Israel?

They are primarily for the Salvation of millions of Jewish people living here in Israel, and also for the millions of Jews still living in the United States and elsewhere in the diaspora around the world.

Pray about sharing these new and amazing Truths about Yeshua and His Blood Sacrifice from Zadok of Aaron with many others.

The Israeli Orthodox religious Jews will soon begin putting up their temple on Mount Zion hill after the end of the coming Gog Magog War.  For all the demon gods of Islam will be defeated by the God of Israel in this War.  The Israeli Orthodox religious Jews will then come into great political power almost overnight, because of great support by the secular Jews, as a way of honoring God for  deep gratitude to God for saving their lives in this War.  Most of the muslims will witness the God of Israel defeat the gods of Islam.

And many of these Muslims will be saved. Then the Muslims, with their Dome of the Rock, will be kicked off the Temple Mount area.

When the Israeli Orthodox religious Jews start doing their animal sacrifices to God from their new temple on Mount Zion hill, they will also bring great persecutions against God’s Messianic and Church believers living in Jerusalem and throughout Israel.  This is when Yeshua has showed me that He will begin pouring out His Holy Spirit on the believers in the land, starting in the location which God had chosen and also prophesied in His Word, the ben Hinnom Valley.  Read Jeremiah 31:40  This was the place where Abram had first met and was blessed by Melchi Zedek, Priest of God Most High, and the King of Jerusalem!

Will God ever honor any of these animal blood sacrifices done by the Israeli Orthodox religious Jews on Mount Moriah hill? These religious Jews have left the Word of God in preference to their so called divine Oral Law, which they claim was originally given to them by Moses at Mount Sinai.  That’s totally impossible, for Moses commanded in 12 different Scriptures all of Israel to never leave God’s written Word.  And also God’s standards for any Aaronic priest doing an animal blood sacrifice have never changed.  God’s rules for all Aaronic priests in Ezekiel 43:18, 19 and Ezekiel 44:15, 16, says that only a priest who is a son of high priest Zadok is allowed to do a blood sacrifice which God honors.

And even if some of these priests are really from the Zadokite high priest family, will God even honor any of their animal blood sacrifices, since His Son Yeshua whom they deny, has already paid the ultimate Sacrifice of Atonement for sin by giving His own life and Blood for us on the Cross?

Many of these Israeli Orthodox religious Jews will hear about and also witness this Great Outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit falling upon many Messianic and Church believers in Yeshua along with multitudes of other non believing Israeli Jews and Arabs and Gentiles from the nations, who have all gathered in ben Hinnom Valley in Jerusalem to worship the God of Israel. This will be happening during the days of religious persecutions from the Orthodox, with great signs, wonders, and miracles (Isaiah 8:18) being poured out daily upon everyone from Heaven. What a great Harvest of souls will be coming in for the Kingdom of God.

Many of these Israeli Orthodox religious Jews will turn to Yeshua, especially when they experience this tremendous outpouring of God’s divine Love coming from Heaven falling upon them, and also discover that King Priest Yeshua is not only from Aaron, but that He is also the fulfillment of all the Messianic prophesies in the Tanakh, and especially of Tzemach, the Branch, coming from their own high priest family of Zadok.  Jeremiah 33:18; Zechariah 3:1-8; Zechariah 6:11-13;

Also when the believers understand this truth that all the records of the Aaronic priests were destroyed when the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D., that there are no records today of who is really from this Zadokite high priest family, the only family that God allowed to do an animal blood sacrifice, then they will finally begin to grasp the great importance of these new revelations and this new information regarding our Lord Yeshua being the physical fulfillment of the whole Zadokite high priest family!  Really study this Ezekiel 44:15, 16 passage.

And also in Ezekiel 44:23, 24, it says that the Authority for making judgments for God was given only to those who carry the bloodline of sons of ZadokEvery ‘born again’ believer has in his spirit through the Holy Spirit, the Blood of Yeshua, which contains the blood of the Zadokite high priest family.

Ezekiel 44:23  “And they (the sons of Zadok) shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.  44:24  In controversy they shall stand as judges, and judge it according to My judgments. They shall keep My laws and My statutes in all My appointed meetings, and they shall hallow My Sabbaths.”

Does that mean that the Authority to make judgments for God according to His judgments, which was given only to the sons of Zadok, is now also the inheritance of all true believers in Yeshua?

I believe that this is so, but only the future will confirm this truth.

Job 22:28  You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways.

Zechariah 12:10  “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of Grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”

What will Israel’s acceptance of their Messiah mean, but Life from the dead! Romans 11:15

“Yet I have set My King on My Holy hill of Mount Zion!” Psalm 2:6

“For the testimony of Yeshua is the Spirit of prophecy!” Revelation 19:10

“He who has My Word, let him speak My Word faithfully!” Jeremiah 23:28

All these new revelations are from the Holy Spirit of Truth, and are freely given as a gift to you, Messiah Yeshua’s Messianic and Church believers for the coming Great World Revival which will begin soon from the ben Hinnom Valley in Jerusalem, Israel.

Being a son of Zadok is King Priest Yeshua’s hidden identity, which Yeshua now wants the whole world to know!

All Glory and Honor and Praise forever belongs only to King Yeshua, my Messiah, Savior and Lord!

“The Word of our God stands forever!” Isaiah 40:8

To watch and hear the short shofar video of my cover photo, announcing the Coming of the Lord Yeshua of sounding of the two shofars at the 1995 International Christian Embassy’s Feast of Tabernacles held at the Jerusalem Convention Center, just go on my website under Author’s Books, and click on where it says, watch and hear the sound of the two shofars …

Galatians 6:3  If anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

1 Corinthians 8:1  Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.

1 Corinthians 8:2  And if anyone thinks that he knows something, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.

1 Corinthians 13:13  … but the Greatest of these is Love!

For God so Loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have Everlasting Life!  3:17  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might  be saved.  3:18  He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18