Favorite Post #4 - Why Did Jesus Come to the Earth?

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Why did Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) come to the planet? We are told to save us from our sins. Which is in part the result of why He came. But, I believe the real reason He came was to restore the TEN LOST TRIBES back to the TORAH - "the lost sheep of Israel" - that had been dispersed centuries earlier.

Matthew 15:24 "He (Yeshua) answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

He didn't come to physically "hunt" them down, but to teach those in Israel who had been "lost"- that came back to the Land, but were not living in Covenant with HaShem (the L-rd). That these people, His chosen people, would be restored through Yeshua's teaching and miracles - and then be able to "spread" the Truth of Torah to the rest of the world that had been lost - once again the lost ten tribes of Israel.

Yeshua tells this wonderful parable about losing sheep.

Matthew 18:12 "What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?"

He continues to explain that it is important to search the high mountains for the one sheep that is lost. The "one". That is how important every person is to HaShem. That not "one" would be lost.

You see, HaShem's 12 tribes of Israel are His chosen people. The people He "set apart" to be lights to the world. When part of the tribes (ten of them) were dispersed approximately 600 BC - it must of broken HaShem's heart. For the "light" that He choose to shine in the world was now "dimmed" by the dispersion. And not only were His people taken to the "nations" of the world, but they were being "mixed" and "diluted" with and by the world. How He must love His people to send the Messiah to gather them and teach them.

Look at the following verses. They are all about teaching Torah. Yeshua the Rabbi came to teach Torah to save the lost. To bring them back to the Truth. Back to Life. Life is the Torah.

Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I (Yeshua) have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to teach them."

Matthew 9:13 "Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I (Yeshua) came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

John 1:38 "And He (Yeshua) said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may teach there also, for that is why I came out.”

Mark 2:17 "And when Yeshua heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

He came to bring them LIFE, because in following Torah you have the gift to live.

John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I (Yeshua) came that they may have life and have it abundantly."

HaShem so loved the world that He sent an "emanation" of Himself to teach and save the lost. He didn't come to necessarily create new converts (although that was a huge natural result of those hearing His Words ) but to RESTORE those who had been in Covenant with Him and now had strayed.

Matthew 18:11 “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.”

He went across the countryside to look for the lost people of the Covenant.

Luke 4:43 “But He said to them, ‘I must preach the kingdom of Elohim to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose’”

Matthew 10:5-7 "These twelve Yeshua sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'"

It is summed up in the following verse:

Luke 19:10 "For the Son of Man (Yeshua) came to seek and to save the lost.”

Now the real question is - was He able to save the lost? Did the dispersed ten tribes hear His messages, and come back to the Covenant? Did He accomplish what He was set out to do?

I guess we will never know the end result of His visit here to earth. It is written that many, many people came back to the Torah during the ministry years of Yeshua. But soon after Yeshua was killed, the Temple was destroyed and once again the people of Israel and Judah were dispersed.

But the Message of Messiah has still remained. The Message to learn and follow Torah. To repent and "teshuvah". To return to Him.

And now His people are returning. To the Land, to the Torah, to Truth, to HIM. It is a very exciting time. Because I believe once His people return to the Land, that the Temple will be restored. And of course, once the Temple is restored - the Messiah will come back. Some believe He will come for the first time, some for the second. The truth is HE IS COMING. And we must be ready. We must search and follow Truth. So, ask the Elohim you serve to show you His Truth. Follow it and get ready. And pray for His speedily return.