THE SEA OF GALILEE © Kristina Afanasyeva | Dreamstime.comNow when the Rabbi heard that Yochanan [his cousin] had been taken into custody, He withdrew into the Galil; and leaving Netzeret, He came and settled in Kefar Nachum [Comfortable Village], which is by the sea, in the region of Zevulun and Naftali.p>

One year, during Sukkot, the Rabbi went up to the Temple and began teaching.  Many were amazed and said, "How has he become such a scholar without having gone to yeshiva and studied?"

So he answered them and said, "My teaching is not mine, but His who sent me. "If anyone is willing to do His will, they will know of the teaching, whether it is from G-d or whether I speak from myself.  The person who speaks for himself seeks his own glory; but he who is seeking the glory of the One who sent him, he is true and trustworthy, and there is no unrighteousness in him."

After he had performed a miracle, a crowd of people were looking for the Rabbi in the town of Kefar Nachum. He answered them and said,

"Amein, amein, I say to you, you seek me, not because you saw miraculous signs, but because you ate my bread and were filled. Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the son of man will give to you, for on him the Father, G-d, has set His seal."

Therefore they said to the Rabbi, "What are we to do to perform the actions of G-d?"

He answered and said, "This is the work of G-d, that you trust in him whom He has sent."

The Rabbi spoke with those who opposed him and said,

"Amein, amein, I say to you, the son can do nothing of himself, unless it is something he sees the father [i.e. HaShem] doing; for whatever the father does, these things the son also does in like manner. For HaShem loves his son, and shows him all things that He himself is doing; and HaShem will show him greater works than these, so that you will marvel. For just as HaShem awakens and revives the dead and gives them life, even so the son also gives life to whom he wishes. For not even HaShem judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the son, so that all will honor the son even as they honor HaShem.  The one who does not honor the son does not honor the father [Hashem] who sent him."

When he was about thirty years old, the Rabbi was led up by G-d's Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he then became hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are a son of the Most High, command that these stones become bread."

The Rabbi came to a city of Shomron called Suchar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; and Jacob's well was there. So the Rabbi, being wearied from his journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Now there was a man of the Prushim, named Nakdimon, a leader of the Jews; this man came to The Rabbi by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You have come from G-d as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless G-d is with him."

THE RABBI WRITES IN THE SANDThe Rabbi, Yeshua ben Yosef, is the most phenomenal and controversial Jewish person in history.  His timeless messages of love, faith, charity, and mitzvot reveal a man who is uniquely and intimately connected to G-d.

The Rabbi was born just before the beginning of the Common Era, between 3-5 BCE during the Roman occupation of the Land of Israel.  His parents, Miriyam bat Levi and Yosef ben David, were both poor but devout Jews.  The Rabbi was born in the village of Beit Lechem in central Israel about 5 miles south of Jerusalem.