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"And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,

and a Netzer (Branch) shall grow out of his roots:"

Isaiah 11:1

     Ketuvim כתובים, is a common Hebrew term meaning "writings".  Netzarim originates from the term "Netzer" which is a prophetic term spoken by Yeshayahu (Isaiah) the Prophet.  1Ketuvim Netzarim means "writings of the Nazarenes".

 

     "Netzer" means "sprout or shoot", which is the evidence of the first new life taking root.  The Netzer is prophetically referring to The Mashiyach.

 

Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of YHWH shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of YHWH;

3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of YHWH: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

 

     Isaiah 11:2-5 "he" the "Netzer" has the following attributes:

 

   1)  Spirit of YHWH

   2)  Wisdom

   3)  Understanding

   4)  Counsel

   5)  Might

   6)  Knowledge

   7)  Fear of YHWH

 

Seven is the Perfect Number, it signifies Completion, Rest, and Perfection. 

 

What is something that contains the number Seven and it has Branches?  Here's a hint, it was something that was inside the Temple that was as tall as a person, made of pure gold, and had seven Branches?  Yes, the Menorah!  The Menorah is beautifully made from one talent (56kg or 125lbs) of pure gold, it requires pure olive oil, provides light, it stood eighteen tefachim high which is approx. 1.6 meters or 5 feet 3 inches, it is extremely finely crafted with Seven Lamps, Bowls, Branches, and it has decorative handles or "knops", Almonds and Flowers.  It was a perpetual light source located inside the HOLY PLACE.  Below is a diagram of the Menorah with the Seven Attributes on each Branch as mentioned in the Scriptures.

 

 

 

Those who experience this "NEW LIFE" in Yeshua are called Netzarim, or "sprouts".  The English translations generally use the word "branch" which is a bit misleading, a branch is more likened to a branch of a tree.  This Prophecy of Yeshayahu is forecasting both the Netzer "shoot" and the Khoter "rod".  The first part of this prophecy is referring to the Rod or Branch growing out of the trunk of an established Tree.  The second part of this prophecy is what is previously mentioned, a "sprout" growing out of a root".  We are also provided some enlightenment regarding the "Netzer".

 

Also lets think about the character of Mashiyach, the Balance and of Attributes and authority He has and lets think about the office of the Rod Mashiyach Ben David and Mashiyach Ben Yoseph.

 

Herein lies some Wisdom, on the Shabbat which is a Perfect Day for Rest, the Spirit of Mashiyach enters into the Neshama (Human Spirit) of those who know Him, have Prepared for Him and have Welcomed Him into their homes. 

 

Some people just don't get why Netzarim Talmidim are TOTALLY EXCITED about the Shabbat.

 

 

6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.

9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of YHWH, as the waters cover the sea. 10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. 

11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that YHWH shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

 

 

     As the Teachings of Yeshua spread, the Ketuvim Netzarim was translated into Greek, circa. 190 CE the Greek writings first became known as the **"New Testament".

 

The Ketuvim Netzarim were written in Hebrew and Aramaic, later they were translated into Greek for circulation among Greek speaking followers of Yeshua.

The TaNaKh is an acronym for

Torah

Neviim

Ketuvim

Instruction

Prophets

Writings

 

(Hebrew Scriptures, which Christians refer to as the *"Old Testament").  The Hebrew word "Netzarim" is a Prophetic term used by Jews to refer to both Jewish and non-Jewish Talmidim of Yeshua HaMashiyach.

 

MORE INFORMATION

1Ketuvim Netzarim is Hebrew for "Writings Of The Nazarenes", these Hebrew and Aramaic writings were written by Jewish Talmidim (disciples) of Yeshua HaMashiyach (Jesus).  The purpose of these writings is to disseminate the Teaching of Yeshua HaMashiyach, provide Eye Witness Accounts of His Life, Death and Resurrection, and provide Torah based Halacha for all who are Called and who have personally Chosen to enter into the Kingdom of Elohim.

 

 

*Old Testament -a term invented by Marcion, he believed that the "God of the Old Testament" was a harsh and ruthless God, but that the "God of the New Testament" was a merciful God full of Love, Mercy and Grace.

**New Testament -a term invented by Marcion, although mainstream Christianity considered Marcion a heretic, his erroneous and misleading doctrines are now widely held belief within the Christian religion.

 

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