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676 What does the cross mean PART 1

 

Scripture: Mattiyahu (Mat) 10:1-42 Pick up your cross what does that mean

SYNOPSIS: What does the cross really mean? Why is it on the Beth Goyim log? Isn’t it a catholic symbol? Today on His Shabbat we are going to see what Yeshua the Messiah says. We are going to look at when He said “Pick up your cross”. Now Yeshua is a Jew, what would this mean to them? What does it mean today? We will look at a 22 part dissertation by Yeshua from Mattiyahu 10. Prepare you pens for writing!!!

LESSON 1: TAKE UP YOUR CROSS WHAT DOES THE KEY VERSE MEAN: Mattiyahu (Mat) 10:1-42 Pick up your cross what does that mean. Key V: Mat 10:38  And anyone who does not take up his CROSS and follow me is not worthy of me. The key verse has 5 sections. V38 Section 1: Anyone, V38 Section 2: Take upV38 Section 3: The Cross, V38 Section 4: Follow Yeshua,V38 Section 5: Not worthy of Yeshua. Yochanan (Jn) 14:6 No one

LESSON 2: 22 PARTS TO THE SYMBOL OF THE CROSS. Mattiyahu (Mat) 10. Section 01: V1 Talmidim- being taught. Section 02: V2-4 Emissaries – being sent by name. Section 03: V5-6 lost sheep of the house of Isra'el. Section 04: V7-8 go proclaim. Section 05: V9-10 Trust. Section 06: V11-13 Greetings of Shalom…the gift we bring peace With Elohim. Section 07: V14-15 They do not want this Shalom. Section 08: V16 prudent as the evil one but as gentle as the dove. Section 09: V17 Pain may accompany you. Section 10: V18-20 As a testimony. Section 11: V21 Betrayal for they love the pagan lifestyle. Section 12: V22 Perseverance. Section 13: V23 Persecution. Section 14: V24-25 Be like THE RABBI, not like the evil one. Section 15: V26 Covered and uncovered. Section 16: V27 speak, whisper, proclaim for the highest places. Section 17: V28 do not fear…fear the Holy One Section 18: V29-31 As for you, you are worth more. Section 19: V32-33 Acknowledgment or Disassociation. Section 20: V34 Bring a sword. Section 21: V35-36 People against one another…choose this day. Section 22: V37 whoever loves that instead of this. Section 23: V38 PICK UP YOUR CROSS. Section 24: V39 loose to gain. Section 25: V40 Receives the one who sent HIM. Section 26: V41 Reward of both. Section 27: V42 the living water

 

 

LESSON 1: TAKE UP YOUR CROSS WHAT DOES THE KEY VERSE MEAN

Mattiyahu (Mat) 10:1-42 Pick up your cross what does that mean

 

Key V: Mat 10:38  And anyone who does not take up his CROSS and follow me is not worthy of me.

V38 Section 1: Anyone

V38 Section 2: Take up

V38 Section 3: The Cross

V38 Section 4: Follow Yeshua

V38 Section 5: Not worthy of Yeshua

CROSS - G4716 σταυρός stow-ros' Thayer Definition: 1) an upright stake, especially a pointed one  2) a cross 3) a well known instrument of most cruel and ignominious punishment, borrowed by the Greeks and Romans from the Phoenicians

Synonyms for ignominious:  humiliating undignified embarrassing mortifying disgraceful shameful

 

Encyclopedia Britannica reports that the first historical record of Crucifixion was about 519 BC when "Darius I, king of Persia, crucified 3,000 political opponents in Babylon" (Encyclopedia Britannica, crucifixion)

Archeological proof of the cross, as opposed to a stake.

Historical findings have substantiated the traditional cross. One finding is a graffito dating to shortly after 200 A.D., taken from the walls of the Roman Palatine. It is a drawing of a crucified ass; a mockery of a Christian prisoner who worships Christ. The Romans were no doubt amused that Christians worshiped this Jesus whom they had crucified on a cross.

In June of 1968, bulldozers working north of Jerusalem accidentally laid bare tombs dating from the first century B.C. and the first century A.D. Greek archeologist Vasilius Tzaferis was instructed by the Israeli Department of Antiquities to carefully excavate these tombs. Subsequently one of the most exciting finds of recent times was unearthed - the first skeletal remains of a crucified man. The most significant factor is its dating to around the time of Christ. The skeleton was of a man named Yehohanan son of Chaggol, who had been crucified between the age of 24 and 28. Mr. Tzaferis wrote an article in the Jan/Feb. 1985 issue of the secular magazine Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR).

At the end of the first century B.C., the Romans adopted crucifixion as an official punishment for non-Romans for certain limited transgressions. During this early period, a wooden beam, known as a furca or patibulum was placed on the slave's neck and bound to his arms. 

When the procession arrived at the execution site, a vertical stake was fixed into the ground. Sometimes the victim was attached to the cross only with ropes. In such a case, the patibulum or crossbeam, to which the victim's arms were already bound, was simply affixed to the vertical beam; the victim's feet were then bound to the stake with a few turns of the rope.

If the victim was attached by nails, he was laid on the ground, with his shoulders on the crossbeam. His arms were held out and nailed to the two ends of the crossbeam, which was then raised and fixed on top of the vertical beam. The victim's feet were then nailed down against this vertical stake.

Jan/Feb. 1985 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR).

 

Key V: Mat 10:38  And anyone who does not take up his CROSS and follow me is not worthy of me.

 

CROSS - G4716 σταυρός stow-ros' Thayer Definition: 1) an upright stake, especially a pointed one  2) a cross 3) a well known instrument of most cruel and ignominious punishment, borrowed by the Greeks and Romans from the Phoenicians

 

Synonyms for ignominious:  humiliating undignified embarrassing mortifying disgraceful shameful

 

HOLD PLACE

 

Yochanan (Jn) 14:6 No one

Joh 14:6  Yeshua said, "I AM the Way — and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me.

 

GO BACK

 

Key V: Mat 10:38  And anyone who does not take up his CROSS and follow me is not worthy of me.

 

ANYONE - G3739 ὅς  /  ἥ  /  ὅ  hos  /  hē  /  ho Thayer Definition: who, which, what, that

 

TAKE UP - G2983 λαμβάνω lam-ban'-o  Thayer Definition: 1) to take 2) to take with the hand, lay hold of, any person or thing in order to use it 3) to take up a thing to be carried 4) to take upon one’s self 5) to take what is one’s own, to take to one’s self, to make one’s own 6) to claim, procure, for one’s self 7) to associate with one’s self as companion, attendant 8) reach after, strive to obtain 9) to receive what is offered 10) to choose, select 11) to receive (what is given), to gain, get, obtain, to get back

 

FOLLOW – G190 ἀκολουθέω akoloutheō  Thayer Definition: 1) to follow one who precedes, join him as his attendant, accompany him 2) to join one as a disciple, become or be his disciple

 

WORTHY - G514 ἄξιος ax'-ee-os Thayer Definition: 1) weighing, having weight, having the weight of another thing of like value, worth as much 2) deserving, comparable or suitable (as if drawing praise): - due reward, meet, [un-] worthy 3) befitting, congruous, corresponding to a thing 4) of one who has merited anything worthy

 

LESSON 2: 22 PARTS TO THE SYMBOL OF THE CROSS

Section 01: V1 Talmidim- being taught

Section 02: V2-4 Emissaries – being sent by name

Section 03: V5-6 lost sheep of the house of Isra'el

Section 04: V7-8 go proclaim

Section 05: V9-10 Trust

Section 06: V11-13 Greetings of Shalom…the gift we bring peace With Elohim

Section 07: V14-15 They do not want this Shalom

Section 08: V16 prudent as the evil one but as gentle as the dove

Section 09: V17 Pain may accompany you

Section 10: V18-20 As a testimony

Section 11: V21 Betrayal for they love the pagan lifestyle

Section 12: V22 Perseverance

Section 13: V23 Persecution

Section 14: V24-25 Be like THE RABBI, not like the evil one

Section 15: V26 Covered and uncovered

Section 16: V27 speak, whisper, proclaim for the highest places

Section 17: V28 do not fear…fear the Holy One

Section 18: V29-31 As for you, you are worth more

Section 19: V32-33 Acknowledgment or Disassociation

Section 20: V34 Bring a sword

Section 21: V35-36 People against one another…choose this day

Section 22: V37 whoever loves that instead of this

Section 23: V38 PICK UP YOUR CROSS

Section 24: V39 loose to gain

Section 25: V40 Receives the one who sent HIM

Section 26: V41 Reward of both

Section 27: V42 the living water

 

Section 01: V1 Talmidim- being taught

Mat 10:1  Yeshua called his twelve talmidim and gave them authority to drive out unclean spirits and to heal every kind of disease and weakness.

 

Talmidim the cross represents that you are a student of the living breath word of Elohim

TALMID – DISCIPLE - G3101 μαθητής math-ay-tes' Thayer Definition: 1) a learner, pupil, disciple

 

HOLD PLACE

 

Mattiyahu (Mat) 4:3-4 Man lives on what says Messiah?

Mat 4:3  The Tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, order these stones to become bread." Mat 4:4  But he answered, "The Tanakh says, 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of YEHOVAH' "

 

KEEP HOLD MAT 10

 

D’varim (Deut) 8:1-3 the cross represents the TORAH

Deu 8:1  "All the mitzvot I am giving you today you are to take care to obey, so that you will live, increase your numbers, enter and take possession of the land YEHOVAH swore about to your ancestors. Deu 8:2  You are to remember everything of the way in which YEHOVAH led you these forty years in the desert, humbling and testing you in order to know what was in your heart - whether you would obey his mitzvot or not. Deu 8:3  He humbled you, allowing you to become hungry, and then fed you with man, which neither you nor your ancestors had ever known, to make you understand that a person does not live on food alone but on everything that comes from the mouth of YEHOVAH.

 

Section 01: V1 Talmidim- being taught

Mat 10:1  Yeshua called his twelve talmidim and gave them authority to drive out unclean spirits and to heal every kind of disease and weakness.

 

TALMID – DISCIPLE - G3101 μαθητής math-ay-tes' Thayer Definition: 1) a learner, pupil, disciple

 

Section 02: V2-4 Emissaries – being sent by name

Mat 10:2  These are the names of the twelve emissaries: First, Shim`on, called Kefa, and Andrew his brother, Ya`akov Ben-Zavdai and Yochanan his brother,

 

EMISSARIES – APOSTLES - G652 ἀπόστολος apostolos Thayer Definition: 1) a delegate, messenger, one sent forth with orders 2) in a broader sense applied to other Messianic Torah observant teachers 3) a delegate; specifically an ambassador of the Gospel

HOLD PLACE

Yesha’yahu (Isa) 42:4-7 The cross represents opening the eyes of the goyim to the real truth of every word that comes from the mouth of Yehovah

Isa 42:4  he will not weaken or be crushed until he has established justice on the earth, and the coastlands wait for his Torah." Isa 42:5  Thus says God, YEHOVAH, who created the heavens and spread them out, who stretched out the earth and all that grows from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk on it: Isa 42:6  "I, YEHOVAH, called you righteously, I took hold of you by the hand, I shaped you and made you a covenant for the people, to be a light for the Goyim, Isa 42:7  so that you can open blind eyes, free the prisoners from confinement, those living in darkness from the dungeon.

 

Section 02: V2-4 Emissaries – being sent by name

Mat 10:2  These are the names of the twelve emissaries: First, Shim`on, called Kefa, and Andrew his brother, Ya`akov Ben-Zavdai and Yochanan his brother,

 

Section 03: V5-6 lost sheep of the house of Isra'el

Mat 10:5  These twelve Yeshua sent out with the following instructions: "Don't go into the territory of the Goyim, and don't enter any town in Shomron, Mat 10:6  but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Isra'el.

Mat 10:6

HOLD PLACE

Mattiyahu (Mat) 28:19-20 the cross now encompasses the nations of the world

Mat 10:6 

LOST - G622 ἀπόλλυμι  ap-ol'-loo-mee Thayer Definition: 1) to destroy 2)render useless 3) to kill 4) to declare that one must be put to death 5) metaphorically to devote or give over to eternal misery in hell 6) to perish, to be lost, ruined, destroyed 

HOLD PLACE

Hoshea (Hos) 4:6 The Cross represents going back to the knowledge of TRUTH

Hos 4:6  My people are destroyed for want of knowledge. Because you rejected knowledge, I will also reject you as cohen for me. Because you forgot the Torah of your God, I will also forget your children.

Mat 10:6 

Section 04: V7-8 go proclaim

Mat 10:7  As you go, proclaim, 'The Kingdom of Heaven is near,'

Mat 10:8  heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those afflicted with tzara`at, expel demons. You have received without paying, so give without asking payment.

 

PROCLAIM – PREACH - G2784 κηρύσσω kay-roos'-so Thayer Definition: 1) to be a herald, to officiate as a herald 2) to proclaim after the manner of a herald 3) to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth 4) always with the suggestion of formality, gravity and an authority which must be listened to and obeyed

HOLD PLACE

Sh’mot (Ex) 22:22-23 The Cross means crier of divine truth

Exo 22:22  "You are not to abuse any widow or orphan. Exo 22:23 If you do abuse them in any way, and they cry to me, I will certainly heed their cry.

Section 04: V7-8 go proclaim

Mat 10:7  As you go, proclaim, 'The Kingdom of Heaven is near,'  

PROCLAIM – PREACH - G2784 κηρύσσω kay-roos'-so 3) to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth

HOLD PLACE 

D’varim (Deut) 30:13-15 The Cross represents the kingdom is just a short prayer of truth away from all who accept the living word

Deu 30:13  Likewise, it isn't beyond the sea, so that you need to ask, 'Who will cross the sea for us, bring it to us and make us hear it, so that we can obey it?'

Deu 30:14  On the contrary, the word is very close to you - in your mouth, even in your heart; therefore, you can do it! Deu 30:15  "Look! I am presenting you today with, on the one hand, life and good; and on the other, death and evil -

 

Section 04: V7-8 go proclaim

Mat 10:7  As you go, proclaim, 'The Kingdom of Heaven is near,'  

Section 05: V9-10 Trust

Mat 10:9  Don't take money in your belts, no gold, no silver, no copper;Mat 10:10  and for the trip don't take a pack, an extra shirt, shoes or a walking stick — a worker should be given what he needs.

 

HOLD PLACE

 

Vayikra (Lev) 26:3-5 The Cross represents Yehovah Yir'eh (Yehovah Provides)

Lev 26:3  " 'If you live by my regulations, observe my mitzvot and obey them; Lev 26:4  then I will provide the rain you need in its season, the land will yield its produce, and the trees in the field will yield their fruit. Lev 26:5  Your threshing time will extend until the grape harvest, and your grape harvesting will extend until the time for sowing seed. You will eat as much food as you want and live securely in your land.

 

Section 05: V9-10 Trust

Mat 10:9  Don't take money in your belts, no gold, no silver, no copper;

 

Section 06: V11-13 Greetings of Shalom…the gift we bring peace with Elohim

Mat 10:12  When you enter someone's household, say, 'Shalom aleikhem!'

Mat 10:13  If the home deserves it, let your shalom rest on it; if not, let your shalom return to you.

 

SAY – GIVE- G782 ἀσπάζομαι as-pad'-zom-ahee Thayer Definition: 1) to draw to one’s self 2) to salute one, greet, bid welcome, wish well to 3) to receive joyfully, welcome 4) to enfold in the arms, embrace

 

Mat 10:12-13

 

SHALOM – PEACE - G1515 εἰρήνη i-rah'-nay Thayer Definition: 1) a state of national tranquility 2) exemption from the rage and havoc of war 3) peace between individuals, i.e. harmony, concord 4) security, safety, prosperity, felicity, (because peace and harmony make and keep things safe and prosperous)

 

HOLD PLACE

 

B’midbar (Num) 6:22-26 The Cross represents Yehovah Shalom and HIS Name

Num 6:26  Yissa YEHOVAH panav eleikha v'yasem l'kha shalom. [May YEHOVAH lift up his face toward you and give you peace.]'

 

Mat 10:13 

 

Section 07: V14-15 They do not want this Shalom

Mat 10:14  But if the people of a house or town will not welcome you or listen to you, leave it and shake its dust from your feet!

Mat 10:15  Yes, I tell you, it will be more tolerable on the Day of Judgment for the people of S'dom and `Amora than for that town!

HOLD PLACE

Sh’mot (Ex) 19:8-9 The Cross represents Hearing and agreeing to the spoken commandments

 

Mat 10:14 -15

 

Section 08: V16 prudent as the evil one but as gentle as the dove

Mat 10:16  "Pay attention! I am sending you out like sheep among wolves, so be as prudent as snakes and as harmless as doves.

 

PRUDENT – SHREWD - G5429 φρόνιμος phronimos Thayer Definition: 1) intelligent, wise 2) prudent, i.e. mindful of one’s interests

 

HOLD PLACE

 

B’resheet (Gen) 3:12-13 The Cross represents that you won’t get fooled again. For you listen and obey the given word

 

Mat 10:16 

 

Section 09: V17 Pain may accompany you

Mat 10:17  Be on guard, for there will be people who will hand you over to the local Sanhedrins and flog you in their synagogues.

 

GUARD - G4337 προσέχω pros-ekh'-o Thayer Definition: 1) to bring to, bring near 2) to turn the mind to, attend to be attentive 3) to attend to one’s self, i.e. to give heed to one’s self 4) give attention to, take heed 5) to apply one’s self to, attach one’s self to, hold or cleave to a person or a thing 6) to be given or addicted to 7) to devote thought and effort to

 

HOLD PLACE

 

Yechezk'el (Eze) 33:1-9 The Cross teaches us to be watchmen and guarding aganst heretical teachings

Eze 33:2 

Eze 33:5 

Eze 33:6 

Eze 33:8-9

 

Mat 10:17 

 

Section 1: V1 Talmidim- being taught

Section 2: V2-4 Emissaries – being sent by name

Section 3: V5-6 lost sheep of the house of Isra'el

Section 4: V7-8 go proclaim

Section 5: V9-10 Trust

Section 6: V11-13 Greetings of Shalom…the gift we bring peace With Elohim

 

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