Updated: Dec 21, 2020
If you think Yashai-Ya'oh (Isaiah) 40:3 is a prophecy about "John the Baptist" you've been duped by Christianity. The authors of the Greek New Testament want you to believe that Yashai-Ya'oh 40:3 predicts the ministry of John the Baptist and how he would pave the way and set the stage for the coming of "Jesus Christ" (Matthew 3:3; Luke 3:4-6; Mark 1:3; John 1:23). There is just one problem. In all of the Greek gospels the Greek noun κύριος kurios ("lord") is used in the quotation of Yashai-Ya'oh 40:3, but what these authors failed to realize is that the Hebrew text of Yashai-Ya'oh 40:3 does not use a noun "Lord". It uses the proper name YA'OH.
A voice is calling in the wilderness: 'Prepare you all the way of YA'OH! Make straight you all in the plain a highway for our ala'aym!'
In other words, this prophecy is not talking about a voice who calls for the people to prepare the way of the messiah. This prophecy is talking about a voice who calls for the people to prepare the way of YA'OH Himself. That's a huge difference. The authors of the Greek New Testament were unconscious of this difference since they used the Greek LXX version of the Old Testament. Hence they ended up equating "Jesus" with YA'OH which is blasphemy. This is not surprising since there are many other instances within the Greek New Testament where its authors make this equation directly or indirectly, and turn the messiah into an idol of divine worship. However, there is absolutely nothing in the evidence to suggest that the original eyewitness followers of Ya'ohshai, those Ebionite men from Galilee who knew him personally, ever equated him with YA'OH. This blasphemy is strictly a perversion born from the writings of people who never met Ya'ohshai in person, i.e. the writings of the apostate Paul and the rest of the Greek New Testament.
Moreover, in the Ebionite Hebrew Matthew manuscripts copied by Shem-Tob we can see from the variant textual readings of Matthew 3:3 that either he or a previous copier inserted pieces of Yashai-Ya'oh 40:3 into the manuscript at Matthew 3:3 in order to make the manuscript conform to the standard Greek and Latin versions of the Matthew gospel. It is not found in two of the best manuscripts, and given the differences between the variants as well as the late orthography there is no reason to believe it appeared in the autograph. The only citation of the prophets that fits here is Malachay (Malachi) 3:1 which predicts the coming of a messenger of YA'OH and not YA'OH Himself. This agrees with Matthew 11:10 where Ya'ohshai cites Malachay 3:1 with regards to John the Baptist and not Yashai-Ya'oh 40:3. Accordingly, Shem-Tob's Hebrew Matthean text is to be corrected at this point.
If Ya'oh-khanan (John) the Baptist was not the "voice" prophesied by Yashai-Ya'oh 40:3 then who is? In order to obtain the proper understanding we need to recognize that Yashai-Ya'oh chapters 40-55 are of a completely different character than the rest of his book. Modern European and American bible critics don't believe this section was even written by the 8th century prophet Yashai-Ya'oh at all. This section pertains to the last days when YA'OH will begin to show mercy to His people and gather them out of the lands where He shipped them in His anger and bring them into the wilderness where He would restore them and exalt them. He will do it by a "voice" that cries out to them from the wilderness.
This "voice" could not possibly have been Ya'oh-khanan the Baptist because the curses of Deuteronomy 28 were nowhere near completion when he was here in the 1st century. Yashai-Ya'oh 40:1-2 makes it clear that the "voice" does not come until we have reached the end of Ya'ohsharal's chastisement and after the nation has received double the punishment for its sins. Thus, the "voice" belongs instead to someone in the wilderness where the remnant of the nation of Ya'ohsharal needs to migrate and collect themselves for their restoration. The "voice" is the voice YA'OH has given to me. The "highway" of YA'OH is the one He builds for His remnant so they can leave the lands of the pyramids in the west where they were shipped as slaves and come to the wilderness in the far east where He will plead with them face-to-face (Ezek 20:35) and uplift them. How do I know the wilderness is a group of islands (an archipelago) in the far east where the sun rises? Because in Yashai-Ya'oh 41:1, YA'OH speaks to a group of nameless islands and tells them to "keep silent" so that His people may renew strength. Verse 2 states that the righteous is raised up from the east. Thus, the islands addressed in verse 1 are located in the east and that is where the people of Ya'ohsharal will renew strength.
The next question is how can I be certain these islands are the Philippines when there are many islands located in the far east. The answer is because YA'OH revealed His name to me in the Philippines. This is how I know. The name is His beacon, His calling card, and the ensign for His remnant so that they may know for certain where they must go and when. This was His plan all along. He locked up the meaning of the "wilderness" scriptures until it was time to bring His name back into this world.
Therefore, in the orient you all glorify YA'OH, in the islands of the sea; the name YA'OH, the ala'aym of Ya'ohsharal. Yashai-Ya'oh 24:15 The above is not a suggestion. It is a direct order, but an order that could not be understood until the days we are living in now. The remnant of Ya'ohsharal is ordered to go to the far east, "in the orient," and glorify the name YA'OH in the islands of the sea. These islands in the east are identified by the name YA'OH that is being proclaimed from them to the remnant in the west by the "voice" of a Ravenous Bird. This is the wilderness destination YA'OH has prepared for His people.
Notice that Yashai-Ya'oh chapters 40-55 are also filled with repeated statements by YA'OH where He claims that He is the only god and there is no one else beside Him (43:10-11; 44:6, 8, 24; 45:5, 6, 14, 18, 22; 46:9; 47:8, 10). Why so many of these? Why does He keep repeating over and over that He is alone, and there is no one else but Him? Why do these occur in rapid succession throughout chapters 40-55 but not elsewhere in the book? Because YA'OH knew in advance that when the time comes for Him to gather His remnant out of the lands of their captivity and bring them to the wilderness, which is what chapters 40-55 are specifically about, His people would be saturated with the filth of Christian idolatry. All of the churches and Hebrew Israelite camps are soaking in this filth. Hence, the section of Yashai-Ya'oh that speaks about the gathering to the wilderness has these repeated offsets to remind you that YA'OH is ONE and there is none else! This is the main message of the voice in the wilderness.
YA'OH is ONE and there is none else beside Him! Look to Him alone and be saved. Listen to the voice and prepare yourselves to come to the wilderness. PANO DARACH YA'OH, YASHARO BA-GHARABAH MASALAH LA-ALA'AYNO His name is YA'OH Always has been. Always will be.