Is Yeshua the Messiah truly YHVH God? This is a critical matter to understand, because without a clear understanding of who Yeshua is, He and His ministry is misunderstood, underappreciated, and for many disbelieved.
For most Christians in the world, Jesus (Yeshua) is the Christ (Messiah) and Jesus Christ is God. Judaism, on the other hand, does not believe that Jesus (Yeshua of Nazareth) is or was the Messiah. They don’t believe that He fulfilled the prophecies of being the Messiah; their expectations were that He would establish the Kingdom and bring back the scattered exiles of Israel. Further, Judaism does not hold to the deity of Yeshua. They argue that God cannot be a man and that God is One and only one God. The idea of the Trinity (three persons of God) is a core doctrine of the church but a form of idolatry to Judaism, and many in the Messianic movement also regard it in the same way. I also agree that God is not three equal yet separate persons as the Trinity teaches. But some in the Messianic movement have gone further—they now say that Yeshua is the Messiah but He is not YHVH God. I pray this teaching answers some of these questions and helps you to truly understand the nature of Yeshua and His relationship to YHVH.
(1 Audio CD - Approx 77 min)