BEING FOUND

BEING FOUND
There are many points or nodes within the web of the Cosmos from where you can be found by Yeshua the Mashiach or your discovery of the Maschiach can begin.

1. Certain prophetic references to Him in the Torah and Tanakh, if you are a Jew.
Genesis 3: 15 I will put animosity between you and the woman, and between your descendant and her descendant; he will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel.”
Deuteronomy 18: 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their kinsmen. I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I order him. 19 Whoever doesn’t listen to my words, which he will speak in my name, will have to account for himself to me.
Psalm 22: (1) My God! My God! Why have you abandoned me? (14) I am poured out like water; all my bones are out of joint; my heart has become like wax — it melts inside me; 16 (15) my mouth is as dry as a fragment of a pot, my tongue sticks to my palate; you lay me down in the dust of death. (17) I can count every one of my bones, while they gaze at me and gloat. 19 (18) They divide my garments among themselves; for my clothing they throw dice. (30) A descendant will serve him; the next generation will be told of Adonai. 32 (31) They will come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he is the one who did it.
Isaiah 53 (entire chapter)

2. Certain prophetic references to Him in the scriptures or holy writings of other peoples and nations. Of course, these can only be inferences and reading into texts, but such streams of speculation and hope do exist.

3. If and when someone points him out to you.
John 1: 29 Yochanan saw Yeshua coming toward him and said, “Look! God’s lamb! The one who is taking away the sin of the world!
John 1:26 36 On seeing Yeshua walking by, he said, “Look! God’s lamb!”

4. The witness of those who claimed to have walked with him.
1 John 1: 1 The Word, which gives life! He existed from the beginning. We have heard him, we have seen him with our eyes, we have contemplated him, we have touched him with our hands! 2 The life appeared, and we have seen it. We are testifying to it and announcing it to you — eternal life! He was with the Father, and he appeared to us. 3 What we have seen and heard, we are proclaiming to you; so that you too may have fellowship with us. Our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Yeshua the Messiah. 4 We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.

5. Someone coming up alongside and explaining things to you.
Acts 8: 29 The Spirit said to Philip, “Go over to this chariot, and stay close to it.” 30 As Philip ran up, he heard the Ethiopian reading from Yesha‘yahu the prophet. “Do you understand what you’re reading?” he asked. 31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” And he invited Philip to climb up and sit with him. 32 Now the portion of the Tanakh that he was reading was this: “He was like a sheep led to be slaughtered; like a lamb silent before the shearer, he does not open his mouth. 33 He was humiliated and denied justice. Who will tell about his descendants, since his life has been taken from the earth?” 34 The eunuch said to Philip, “Here’s my question to you — is the prophet talking about himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip started to speak — beginning with that passage, he went on to tell him the Good News about Yeshua. 36 As they were going down the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look! Here’s some water! Is there any reason why I shouldn’t be immersed?” 37 [b] 38 He ordered the chariot to stop; then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and Philip immersed him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away. The eunuch saw no more of him, because he continued on his way — full of joy.

6. Direct revelation
Mathew 16: 16 Shim‘on Kefa answered, “You are the Mashiach, the Son of the living God.” 17 “Shim‘on Bar-Yochanan,” Yeshua said to him, “how blessed you are! For no human being revealed this to you, no, it was my Father in heaven. 18 I also tell you this: you are Kefa,” [which means ‘Rock,’] “and on this rock I will build my Community, and the gates of Sh’ol will not overcome it.
Acts 9: 3 He was on the road and nearing Dammesek, when suddenly a light from heaven flashed all around him. 4 Falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Sha’ul! Sha’ul! Why do you keep persecuting me?” 5 “Sir, who are you?” he asked. “I am Yeshua, and you are persecuting me.

7. When He exposes something secret in your life, good or bad.
John 4: 16 He said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come back.” 17 She answered, “I don’t have a husband.” Yeshua said to her, “You’re right, you don’t have a husband! 18 You’ve had five husbands in the past, and you’re not married to the man you’re living with now! You’ve spoken the truth!”
John 1: 47 Yeshua saw Natan’el coming toward him and remarked about him, “Here’s a true son of Isra’el — nothing false in him!” 48 Natan’el said to him, “How do you know me?” Yeshua answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”49 Natan’el said, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Isra’el!”

8. If you call upon His Name in your distress.
Romans 10: 8 What, then, does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.”— that is, the word about trust which we proclaim, namely, 9 that if you acknowledge publicly with your mouth that Yeshua is Lord and trust in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be delivered. 10 For with the heart one goes on trusting and thus continues toward righteousness, while with the mouth one keeps on making public acknowledgement and thus continues toward deliverance. 11 For the passage quoted says that everyone who rests his trust on him will not be humiliated.[c] 12 That means that there is no difference between Jew and Gentile — Adonai is the same for everyone, rich toward everyone who calls on him, 13 since everyone who calls on the name of Adonai will be delivered.

May Yeshua the Messiah find you or be found by you in one of these ways. Shalom!

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