What does repent mean in the Bible?

What does repent mean in the Bible?
If we read the Bible, we will notice that God calls us to repent.
Luke 5:32 [NKJV]
“I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

But what does it mean to repent according the Bible?

It means that you leave what God prohibits and return what He commands. It means that you have remorse, and seek forgiveness and atonement, the needed reconciliation between God and us. Furthermore, after shown remorse, have a strong urge to abandon those wrong doings, turn our back on it and strive to not do it again.
The Hebrew word “teshuva” (‎תשובה, pronounced “teh-shoo-vah”) is translated as repentance, but it means a lot more than just a feeling of regret. It means ‘to return”.
Repentance does not just mean ‘to be sorry’. It is not just an action or words, but rather a feeling. It is not only a state of mind, but a decision. That means that you turn away from sin and move back toward God.

Repentance in the Bible

Changing your ways changes God’s judgement.
When we move away from our sinful ways, stop living in darkness, and decide to move into the light, God draws us closer to Himself.

Joel 2:12-13 [NKJV]

“Now, therefore,” says the Lord,
“Turn to Me with all your heart,
With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”
So rend your heart, and not your garments;
Return to the Lord your God,
For He is gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger, and of great kindness;
And He relents from doing harm.

Repentance in the Bible

It means to turn away from sin, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Teshuva means to constantly make the decision to return to God, not just being sorry and apologizing once. It is continuous decision to return to God and except His grace and receive a new beginning.

During repentance, we are transformed. It is not just an apology or a confession. Regret is only one step of ‘teshuva’.

What is Repentance?

It means more than just saying sorry, to repent means to change your mindset, to change your way of thinking, to change your way of feeling and being to leave the sin and refuse it. It means transformation and returning to the original plan of God. That is, to obey Him, consult with Him, live with Him, and have fellowship with Him.

So, you recognize your own wrongdoing, and return to God, face Him, and deny your own desires.

You show remorse, but it also means that you choose a path away from that sin. It is a path of reconciliation with God, and a path of freedom.

God expects more than just a sacrifice, He desires loyalty and faithfulness.

Hosea 6:6 [NKJV]

For I desire [a]mercy and not sacrifice,
And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

More than a sacrifice

More than a sacrifice
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FOOTNOTE: ([a] the word is translated from the Hebrew word ‘chesed’, which means loyalty and faithfulness. It is two very important requirements in a covenant relationship with God.)

King David writes in Psalm 51:16-17

16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.

The prophet Jeremiah brought the word of God to the people, saying:

Jeremiah 7:21-23 [NKJV]

21 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat meat. 22 For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices. 23 But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.’

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In 1 Samuel 15: 22-23, the prophet Samuel spoke to Saul, saying:
22 So Samuel said:

“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
As in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed than the fat of rams.
23 For rebellion is as the sin of [a]witchcraft,
And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
He also has rejected you from being king.”

24 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. 25 Now therefore, please pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the Lord.”

Footnote: [a] Rebellion = bitterness and divination = sorcery.

God is looking for humble, obedient servants who will remain loyal to Him throughout eternity. Faith is undying loyalty and trust and obedience Him under any circumstance.

When to repent

We must understand that it not too late to repent, although Satan will pressure you into believing that it is too late to repent. He will convince you that you are too sinful to appear before God and that the sin you have committed is far too great to be forgiven. Satan will keep trying to convince you every single day that you are not good enough to appear before God, and that your sin is too shameful. Do not submit to that thought. The thought is not yours but given to you by Satan.

The truth is, according to the Bible, it is not too late to repent. I will not say that it is never too late, because when you die, it is too late. But you must not believe that you cannot go to God now for something that happened in the past.

God’s gift of grace

God is always willing to forgive. It is a gift. But we must accept that gift.

If we read the story of the prodigal son, we see that God will always take you back, just like the father took back his lost son.
BUT, we need to return to God. Just like the father took back his son, God will pour out His love.

However, throughout Jesus’ ministry, He healed a great number of people, but there is one thing that stands out in all of the stories.

Jesus said, “Teshuva”

He said that to the woman who was to be stoned to death for committing adultery.
John 8:3–11 NKJV

And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

Jesus healed a man who has been sick for along time and could not walk. Jesus healed him.

John 5:14 NKJV

14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”

Jesus clearly knew what sin caused the illness. Jesus said to him,” sin no more”.

All the people Jesus met, and healed, were forgiven by grace, but were also given an instruction. “Teshuva”. Turn away from sin and return to Me.

When Jesus said, “Teshuva”, He did not mean that we will be completely sinless. He warned them not to return to the sinful lifestyle they have led. He warns them to think and make different choices. His words not only extend mercy, but also demands holiness.

John 1:14 NKJV
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus is the perfect balance between grace and truth. When forgiven, it is expected of us to turn away from sin and stop our rebellion.

John 14:15 NKJV
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.

Those who know God’s love, will naturally strive to obey Him.

Repent and return to God

To return to God requires more that just a feeling of remorse, or courage. It takes faith.
First, believe that you belong to God and you are saved by His grace through the sacrifice Jesus made for you on the cross.

In Mark 5, we read of the woman who was healed when she touched Jesus’ robe.
Luke 17, tells the story of ten lepers wo were healed. In both instances, Jesus said, “your faith has healed you”.

What does repent mean in the Bible?

We are not expected to fix our mistakes before we turn to God with our sins. We are not expected to fix our sins before we can be forgiven. What we must know is that we must FIRST TURN TO GOD.
The first step is to return to God in faith. We must return to God and accept His mercy.
Then repent your sins; declare your sins to God, ask for forgiveness, then ask for strength and courage to resist the temptation to commit that sin again.

What is grace?

Grace is provided by God for the times we do sin. However, it is important to know that we must steer away from deliberate sin.
The Bible says that we cannot be saved by living by the laws (Torah) alone, but can only be saved by grace. We need to do our best to live according to the laws in the Bible every day.
When we do fail, there is grace. The Bible, the written Word of God, clearly tells us to repent.

I once heard someone say, “it is better to ask for forgiveness later than to ask for permission now.”
WOW! Think about that statement for a second…
Does that sound Biblical to you?

You may just as well say, “Father, please forgive me for I am about to sin”.

The Bible tells us that it is not what repent means.

Deliberate sin has a price

Ask God to forgive you for your deliberate sins. Ask Him to help you to steer away from those sins, and have the courage to refuse those sins.
Yes, this also applies to addictions.

We are expected to read the Bible to get to know God’s character and what He expects from us, then we will better understand what sin is and how to repent.


Jesus is calling you to repentance today. The Father is waiting for you to return.
He is waiting for you in love, just like in the parable if the prodigal son.

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You see, everything in the Bible is connected. Everything. Adam, to Jesus’ birth, His time on earth, His death on the cross, the Resurrection, the Ascension, and Revelations. Everything.

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Jesus and the Sabbath:

The argument on whether Saturday or Sunday is the correct day to go to church gets put to rest in this book. We look at what Jesus Himself said about the Sabbath and the keeping thereof.


Why was Jesus thirty years old when He started His public ministry? Exactly thirty years old. How can I say that if the Bible says, “about thirty years old”? Because of the Torah and the Prophets, and the rules of priesthood. If Jesus was younger than thirty, He would not have complied with the Levitical laws.

Lineage of Jesus:

We can follow the message of the coming Messiah just by following the lineage of Jesus right from Adam. Every name in Hebrew has meaning, and it brings a message.

The Ark of Moses:

The Ark of Noah and the Ark of Moses (Ark of Covenant) are connected. But that’s not all. It has very important significance in the New Testament and our salvation today.

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Birthplace of Jesus:

The place where Jesus was born, was no coincidence. God knew exactly where it will be, even before creation. And it is a very important place in the Old Testament. You will find this chapter fascinating.

Darkness of Calvary:

Why did the sun go dark for three hours while Jesus was on the cross? There are many theories, but they are all wrong! I say again, they are all wrong! Yes, God Himself stopped the sun from shining, but the question is why. The answer is truly mind-blowing!

Birthdate of Yahshua (Jesus Christ):

I started this book because of this chapter. Like I said before, I refused to just take everything faith related for granted. When was Jesus born? I refused to believe that we will never know. I kept asking God, “why”, over and over again. It is impossible to even begin to describe the emotions I experienced when I finally figured it out. You and I both know that it would not be possible without God Himself revealing it and without guidance, and constant prompting, from the Holy Spirit.

I honestly believe that you will experience the same emotions, and more, when you discover the answers.

Traditional teachings of the Bible does not satisfy me anymore.

How can I even say this?

I have questions!

There are many mysteries that have not been revealed, but there are also many wrong interpretations, leading us astray.

I do not believe for one second that God meant to keep all things a secret, although it was hidden for 2000 years.

Until now!

God does say that only He knows when the end will be, and Jesus will come on the clouds. Not even Jesus or the angels know. But all of the mysteries in the Bible were not intended to be hidden forever.

You should be a curious Christian. You should ask questions. Lots of questions.

The time for the mysteries, or what Satan has kept hidden, to be revealed is now.

I ask you to keep an open mind and have a teachable spirit.

To me, faith must make sense.

The world says: Seeing is believing. Scripture says that if we believe, we will see.

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The Grace of God: An Automatic Ticket to Heaven?

Is God’s Grace so big that we get an automatic ticket to heaven the moment we come to Him?

Does the grace of God mean that Jesus died for all the sins of everyone in the whole world, and all our future sins are also forgiven? Does the grace of God mean that His grace is enough so I can go to heaven without doing anything else?

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Is God’s Grace an Automatic Ticket to heaven?

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Today I want to you to imagine that you are taking part in a race.

But this one is different.

There are no specific guidelines and strict rules to take part, just a beginning and an end.

You can do whatever you want in the race, but in the end, you WILL reach the end.

All you must do to take part in the race is just do life.    

Just your daily stuff of thriving, surviving, struggling, happiness, tears, joy, and heartbreak.

Everyone takes part in the race using their own talents, and in the end, all cross the finish line.

The difference is, there are no definite rules on how to play the game, or is there?

At the end, everyone gets a medal for just participating. You know, a participation medal. All the kids in school nowadays get one, just because they took part in the race. It does not matter if they lie, cheat, or steal along the way, they still get a medal for participation, because if they don’t, everyone will be upset. Mommy and Daddy will come to school and throw a huge tantrum because the child is a victim, etc. etc. Then the child gets a medal anyway, and a huge apology from the principle.

But this race is different.

In this race, you are not racing against others, the race is at your own pace. But keep in mind that you cannot quit the race. If you do quit, it means you give up on life. That means that you took your own life.

So, the only way to get out of the race, is to die. It does not matter how you died, but you don’t have to continue the race anymore.

This is the race, or the game of life. Where everyone goes to heaven in the end. You know, where God says, “well done my faithful servant”.


How big is the Grace of God?

Is God's Grace Enough?
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Is that not what the Bible says?

Or you can say what Paul said in 2 Timothy 4:7

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”.

Of course you can say that, because you believe in Jesus, right?

And you believe that He died for your sins? All of it, right?

All your future sins are forgiven, right?

So that means that if you gave your heart to Jesus once and asked Him to forgive your sins and you are baptized, you get a free ticket to heaven. Right?

You may say to me now: “I am a Christian. The grace of God is eternal. My sins are forgiven and I will go to heaven”.

That is what my preacher and my Bible says!


Once you have reached the end, you will wait to hear if you get a prize, even if you say that you are a Christian.

But. There is one thing, though…

When the race is all over, at the end of time, you will still be judged by the Grand Judge. Then the grace of God for you has run out.

When final Judgment comes, all the participants of the race, since the beginning of time, will face the Grand Judge, Yes, God Himself, to find out if they get the grand prize.

As I said, not everyone gets a participation medal in this race.

Your medal is your entry to heaven and eternal life with God. Those who do not get a medal, goes to hell.

So, this is All or Nothing.


What do mean “All or Nothing”?

The fact that we must choose in life, or give up something to get something else, is hard. So, we try to split ourselves and find a way to balance the two.

So, we find a way to balance our faith in Christ to fit into our everyday life.

You know, God has His place in your life, on a Sunday.

Or before every meal, you quickly mumble a prayer out habit.

But you do realize that if you just say the prayer like a nursery rhyme before you eat, not paying any attention to what you say, you might as well say, Rub-a-dub dub, thanks for the grub”.

This all or nothing stipulation is a bit harsh, because it fir into our daily lives, or we believe God to be.

FOMO. The fear of missing out.

Unfortunately, many believers feel that way in everyday life. The fear of missing out on the fun of the world?

How many times have you convinced yourself that you do not have to give up something that clearly clashes with your faith, or the voice in your head telling you that you shouldn’t? Do you realize that the voice is the Holy Spirit guiding you?


Revelation 3:15-16 –  I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

So you are either in fire for God, or you are cold in your faith, but of you are just lukewarm, and only follow God on your terms, you are lukewarm.

But we sin every day! So we are all lukewarm then!

No, moments of compromise do not make you lukewarm, but a continued patterns of behaviour that shows lack of commitment to God does.

But I have come to Jesus because He died for all our sins on the cross, and when I came to Jesus I asked Him to forgive my sins, and He did, so now I get to go to heaven because I am a child of God, right?

Why do you think it means to repent?

You know, repent your sins?

Many whom Jesus healed in the Bible, HE left with the words, “your sins are forgiven, go and sin no more.

I did tell you previously that the original Greek differentiates between accidental sin and deliberate sin.

So are you even trying to live by then rules?

What rules? Jesus came to fulfil all the Laws of Moses. They no longer count.


Fulfil means that Jesus came to show us how we should live out the laws every day. He was a perfect example of how to live righteously and blameless.

You see, you do not have to do anything to get the Amazing Grace from God. All you have to do to get the grace, is to come to call on His Name through Jesus who died on the cross for your sins.

All of it. IF you accept Him as your Saviour, and ask God to forgive your sins up to that point, and repent from your sinful life.

After you were there, you are expected to strive to life a righteous life, and live by the rules of the race.

Like every race, or game, this one also has rules.

God gave you a full copy of the rule book.

So now some will say that rules are very harsh. So let’s call it Guidelines then.

He shows you that you participate in the race from birth, but you do not get a participation medal in the end. You only get the prize of heaven if you lived a righteous life.

If you tried your very best to live by the guidelines, and repent before God when you did make a mistake, you will get the prize.

Yes, God is Amazing Grace. He is a God of love. His grace is enough to get you to the cross, lay down your old life and follow Him.

But you cannot claim to be a Christian, and claim to know some Bible verses, but do not live by the guidelines in the Bible.

You are a Christian, but why are things not working out for you?

DO you acknowledge God in your everyday life?

Seek Him first in everything your do.

There is another problem we need to address:

Only specific Commandments are addressed and reaffirmed by Jesus in the New Testament.

And the other Commandments are all Old Testament.

Isaiah 42: 21

The Lord is well pleased for His righteousness’ sake; He will magnify the law and make it honorable.

Or is it?

There are the 10 Commandments, and then there are 613 additional rules given by Moses.

There is no statement made by Jesus that states that only the Commandments He specifically mentioned are binding on Christians.

Jesus said that All the Commandments will remain intact and valid.

In fact, Jesus Himself gave an additional 1050 + rules in the New Covenant, or New Testament, if you want.

In fact, in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus clearly said:

Matthew 5:17-19:

“Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to abolish but to fulfil” (verse 17).

Jesus said He did not come to “destroy” the law or declare it no longer valid. The Greek word translated destroy (Greek, katalyo) can also be translated “dissolve,” “demolish,” “revoke” , “nullify”, or “deprive of force.” Instead of abolishing the law, He came to fulfill (pleroo) it—which means to “make full,” “fill up” or “accomplish.” Not only did He come to fulfill Old Testament prophecies, He also came to perfectly obey the 10 Commandments and, by doing so, fill them with greater meaning and relevance—just as the Messiah was prophesied to do (Isaiah 42:21).

Synonyms for fulfil are, achieve, accomplish, justify.

So we can clearly see that Jesus came to show us how to live by the guidelines.

“For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled” (Matthew 5:18).

Jesus used this graphic figure of speech to reinforce His previous statement. As long as heaven and earth exist, not the smallest detail (a jot was the smallest letter in the alphabet and a tittle was a small stroke used in writing) would pass away from God’s law. This reinforces every detail of the 10 Commandments.

“Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven” (verse 19).

Jesus made it personal by saying that anyone who knows the Laws, but teaches against any of God’s commandments will not be in God’s Kingdom (compare Matthew 5:20 and 19:17).

In Matthew 19:17 Jesus says, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”

The Greek word translated “break” means to loose, destroy or dissolve. Sadly, this strongly worded warning applies to many professing Christian leaders who teach their followers that all or parts of the 10 Commandments were abolished.

Is the grace of God enough?

In these three simple but powerful verses, Jesus affirmed that the 10 Commandment. Every single one of them.

All are still applicable in New Covenant times. They would continue to be binding as long as the heaven and earth still existed.

Not convinced yet?

2 Timothy 2 reads:

You therefore, my son, be strong in

the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2 And the things that you have heard

from me among many witnesses,

commit these to faithful men who will be

able to teach others also.

3 You therefore must endure hardship as

a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

4 No one engaged in warfare entangles

himself with the affairs of this life, that

he may please him who enlisted him as

a soldier.

5 And also if anyone competes in

athletics, he is not crowned unless he

competes according to the rules.

6 The hardworking farmer must be first to

partake of the crops.

7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord

give you understanding in all things.

8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the

seed of David, was raised from the dead

according to my gospel,

9 for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer,

even to the point of chains; but the word

of God is not chained.

10 Therefore I endure all things for the

sake of the elect, that they also may

obtain the salvation which is in Christ

Jesus with eternal glory.

11 This is a faithful saying: For if we died

with Him, We shall also live with Him.

12 If we endure, We shall also reign with

Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny


13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful;

He cannot deny Himself.

14 Remind them of these things, charging

them before the Lord not to strive about

words to no profit, to the ruin of the


15 Be diligent to present yourself

approved to God, a worker who does

not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing

the word of truth.

16 But shun profane and idle babblings,

for they will increase to more


17 And their message will spread like

cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of

this sort,

18 who have strayed concerning the truth,

saying that the resurrection is already

past; and they overthrow the faith of


19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of

God stands, having this seal: “The Lord

knows those who are His,” and, “Let

everyone who names the name of Christ

depart from iniquity.”

20 But in a great house there are not only

vessels of gold and silver, but also of

wood and clay, some for honor and

some for dishonor.

21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself

from the latter, he will be a vessel for

honor, sanctified and useful for the

Master, prepared for every good work.

22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue

righteousness, faith, love, peace with

those who call on the Lord out of a pure


23 But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes,

knowing that they generate strife.

24 And a servant of the Lord must not

quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach,


25 in humility correcting those who are in

opposition, if God perhaps will grant

them repentance, so that they may

know the truth,

26 and that they may come to their

senses and escape the snare of the

devil, having been taken captive by him

to do his will.

Grace of God Bible confirmation

Here are some verses to confirm this morning’s statement on the grace of God:

1 John 2:15-16 – Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.

Titus 1:16 – They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

Matthew 7:21-23 – “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and, in Your name, perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Luke 6:46 – “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?

1 Corinthians 13:2 – If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

2 Corinthians 13:5 – Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?

Isaiah 29:13 – The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.”

Was Jesus on earth in the Old Testament?

Was Jesus on earth in the Old Testament? Yahshua Messiah, (Jesus Christ) was part of creation right from the beginning.

Was Jesus on earth in the Old Testament?
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In many occasions, the Bible talks of the messenger of God, but it is in fact the Messenger of YHWH (God). So, the Messenger, in the original translations will be Yahshua. Messenger with a capital M will refer to Jesus (Yahshua). For example, when Sarai, Abram’s wife, dealt harshly with her slave girl, the slave girl fled. At the well, the Messenger of YHWH found her at the well. He told her to return to her mistress. Then He said: ” I will exceedingly multiply your seed, …”

And the Messenger of YAHWEH
said to her, I will exceedingly multiply
your seed, so that it shall not be
numbered for multitude.
(Gen 16:10 HRB)

Now, let us think about this for a while…

If this was an angel that appeared to her, who would give him the right to exceedingly multiply her seed?

Abraham almost slayed his son

Just as Abraham was about to take the knife to slay his son, Isaac, the same Messenger spoke from the heavens:

And the Messenger of YAHWEH
called to him from the heavens and
said, Abraham! Abraham! And he said,
I am here.

Who did Jacob wrestle?

The same Messenger appeared to Jacob in Gen 31:11, Joseph spoke of in Gen 48:16.

In Exodus 3:2, Moses faces a burning bush that is not burnt up.

And the Messenger of YAHWEH
appeared to him in a flame of fire from
the middle of a thorn bush. And he
looked, and behold, the thorn bush
was burning with fire, and the thorn
bush was not burned up!

Was Jesus on earth in the Old Testament?
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No man has ever seen YHWH

The New Testament states that no man has ever seen the Father (YHWH) and the Messenger of YHWH is clearly His Son.

Exodus 23:

20 Behold, I am about to send a
messenger before you, to guard you in
the way, and to bring you to the place
which I have prepared. (Ex 32:34)
21 Be on guard before Him, and
listen to His voice. Do not be
rebellious against Him, for He will not
forgive your transgressions; for My
name is in Him.
22 For if you fully listen to His voice,
and do all which I speak, I will be an
enemy to your enemies, and will be a
foe to your foes.
23 For My Messenger shall go before
you and bring you in to the Amorite,
and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and
the Canaanite, and the Hivite, and the
Jebusite; and I will destroy them.

Once again, the Messenger here was Yahshua Himself. Yahshua means salvation, and was present throughout the Old Testament.

Balaam’s donkey meets Yahshua

It was also Yahshua that appeared in the road before Balaam’s donkey:

23 And the donkey saw the
Messenger of YAHWEH standing in
the road, and His sword was drawn in
His hand. And the donkey turned out
of the road and went into a field. And
Balaam struck the donkey, to turn it
back into the road.
(Numbers 22:23)

Yahshua appears to Gideon

In Judges 6:22, Gideon knew that he was in the presence of Yahshua.

22 And Gideon saw that He was the
Messenger of YAHWEH. And Gideon
said, Alas, Adonai YAHWEH! Because
I have seen the Messenger of
YAHWEH face to face!

Yahshua, Mighty Warrior

In 2 Kings 19 we also see that Yahshua Himself was the mighty warrior that struck and killed a hundred and eighty
five thousand in the camp of Assyria .

35 And it happened in that night,
that the Messenger of YAHWEH went
out and struck a hundred and eighty
five thousand in the camp of Assyria;
and they rose up early in the morning,
and behold, all of them were dead
(2 Kings 19:35 HRB)

Jesus in The Lions’ Den

It was also Yahshua that shut the mouths of the lions when Daniel and his friends were thrown into the lions’ den.

22 My Eloha has sent His
Messenger, and He has shut the
mouths of the lions. And they have not
harmed me, because in His sight
innocence was found in me. And also
before you, O king, I have done no
(Daniel 6 HRB)

Was Jesus on earth in the Old Testament?
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Who is Melchizedek?

Yahshua also known by the title Melchizedek is called “King of Jerusalem”. Yahshua is the High Priest of the Melchizedek order.

In Genesis 14 we can see that Abraham knew that Melchizedek, king of Salem, was Yahshua. abraham would not thithe to an angel of YHWH.

18 And Melchizedek, king of Salem,
brought out bread and wine; and he
was the priest of the most High El.
19 And he blessed him and said,
Blessed be Abram of the most high El,
possessor of Heaven and earth;
20 and blessed be the most high El,
who has delivered your enemies into
your hand. And he gave him a tithe of
(Genesis 14 HRB)

Conclusion: Was Jesus on earth in the Old Testament?

It is clear that Jesus (Yahshua) was present and active on earth right from the start, and these are only a few examples. As you read through the Bible with “new eyes”, you will notice this. Yahshua was active in the Old Testament, but not in human form as in the New Testament. He was born in human form in the New Testament to fulfill the prophecy spoken right on the beginning when Adam and Eve sinned by eating what they shouldn’t have.

15 And I will put enmity between you
and the woman, and between your seed
and her Seed; He will bruise your head,
and you shall bruise His heel.
(Genesis 3: 15 HRB)

(Notice the capitals in Seed, He, and His?)

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