Tuesday, January 17, 2012

He was Jewish, WE must have this understanding too

Over the weekend I listened to a rather impassioned understanding of the scriptures from a dear friend. The familiar back drop being Christ died for our sins and we are covered by grace. I heard also how this all had to happen as a result of Israel not being able to keep their end of the covenant promise thus causing God to establish a New Covenant with the church. This is the anthem of much of Christianity from a Greek and then Western interpretation.

I listened respectfully, choosing not to dismantle every precept presented. I too, use to understand the Holy Scriptures in this manner. As many of you know, I no longer abide by this understanding as the Holy Scriptures testify that this is absolutely and categorically false teaching in part. My friend said  that she understood the Bible from a Greek concept and that she really did not know the Old Testament as well I did (?) My friend was addressing other like minded family members while pointing out to me her core beliefs.
Of course I am very, very familiar with this Biblical understanding. Her constitution about our subject matter was resolute. (I have said for four years now, 'Much of Christianity knows Christianity but does not know God's word' There is so much to this statement.) To address it here would insinuate a need for another book. God already used Moses and several others of this family to do that already. He started in Genesis, not John.

Shalom, I am with you always
I am reminded of the time that Moses pleaded the case of the Israelite children by suggesting to Yeshua (No man has seen the Father, not one) If you kill them you will prove that you could not deliver them!

Exodus 32:13-14 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said unto them, I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever. And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do to his people.

Knowing that it was God himself who created evil, the Servant Messiah decided to stay his hand as was done in other times. Our Messiah was long before Mary and Joseph, certainly before earthly flesh, so too was Grace. Noah is the epitome of grace extended. Grace did not happen at the cross it happen when God spoke.

Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

1st Chronicles 21:15 And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the LORD beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now your hand. And the angel of the LORD stood by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

Additionally, I sat last evening listening to a man, Professor Peter W. Flint who has personally studied the Dead Sea Scrolls address how the Scrolls clearly define a huge misunderstanding of the whole of Christianity concerning Judaism and the Law. Professor Flint is Christian, a world renowned scholar who has intimate   insight that challenge how the church has painted a picture of the Messiah that simply is not Biblical, in part.The Christian mind sees the Law as rules that Jews made arduous and repetitive. This belief is a direct result of Replacement Theology. What the many, many councils of Rabbinic Jewry have done is build fences around the TORAH (first five books) which produce a burden as opposed to freedom. This was done more to protect the TORAH as opposed to pervert it. Virtually every Christian that I speak to repeat this mantra as opposed to go back and learn the truth. This is REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY as opposed to Biblical accuracy. The mindset drives the deception. The TORAH is the law, Is the Instructions and is the word of God. Jesus taught it to everyone he encountered.......He was returning his brethren back to what HE shared with Moses, Abraham, Noah & Adam.

Over the weekend, hearing a perception, an interpretation that does not line up with the entire Bible and has not for 2000 years is not a new discussion for me. This understanding is obtained by distancing the Jews and Israel...Sort of tosses God's everlasting promise(s) in the trash  My friend and her family simply know what they have been taught but they do not know the entire Bible which readily was admitted in the discussion. It is amazing but often the case when comparing the actual Biblical account with the interpreted Biblical translation.

For example: If God declared an everlasting covenant with Israel which they broke does this mean now that his promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is also broke? Does this automatically conclude that in so breaking the covenant God was no longer obligated to keep his end of the promise? Much of Christianity teaches this to be the case. If this were true the following promises were actually now void. [Image God voiding his promises; what would that make him if not human?]

I believe many Christians are people of faith. I know absolutely without doubt that Christianity teaches  a mixture of the truth and paganism because the religion discards anything Jewish or Hebrew other than an acknowledgment. This is where much is missed concerning our unlimited Creator and his unlimited Word. The rebirth of Israel is actually a quandary for much of Christianity. My friend is insistent about her beliefs while the word remains unlimited in what it offers. I am like Daniel...I realize that God is revealing and never stops doing so....In these days he is revealing much as he restores what has been mixed.

I also know and had elaborated to me last night that those who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls thought much of the full Sanhedrin was lost and condemned. The Messiah came and agreed but not because he was creating a church. He did that in the desert with Moses. What he was faced with is what much of the world advances today...Heresy!

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to you, and to your seed after you.

Genesis 48:4 And said to me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people; and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession.
This would certainly explain the rebirth of Israel in one day

Of course, if the God of the Bible changed his mind and broke his promises he would have to do so with Christianity too. After all, look at the state of America. His grace is sufficient, established many years ago [and] long before the life and death of the Servant Son, Yeshua or Jesus Christ, if you insist on keeping him Greek. [I have no problem with the name but rather the concept]...He was Jewish and therefore the Christian world owes our Messiah the respect of this identity in my opinion. God established his identity as the "King of the Jews" for a reason, for a Kazillion reasons actually. Furthermore, to not be well read, and certainly from a Hebraic construct the so called Old Testament or Tanahk [or the first 3/4's of any book] short changes the very essence of why "It Is Written"

Genesis 9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look on it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth. The covenants mean something. God never changes and neither did the physical word meaning of , "Everlasting" in his absoluteness to adhering to every word that declares who he is. We changed his word because it represented Israel and not the church in many, many instances.

Let me [for those who are not well read on the so called "Old Testament"] provide yet another example:

1st Chronicles 16:17 And has confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, 
This should have an addendum according to the interpretations of the last 2000 years reading: Until Christ comes and fulfills the law.

The fact of the matter is he did not fulfill himself and do away with His father's instruction. Nor did he establish a New Testament but rather renewed the covenant mentioned in Ezekiel 37:15-27 in particular Jeremiah 31:31-35 Both mention Israel, neither mention the church. The year 1948 now has a proper significance. Israel is re-established and the battle to destroy her has begun..yet again!

Meanwhile, my friend, is not too well read on the entire word of God by her own admission.
Consider example number 3 [in your own time] CLICK HERE

My entire purpose in all of this is and will continue to be [until I cannot do it anymore]
TO share with Christians why we need to look at the simplicity of the Hebrew Scriptures...The entire Bible was written by them and our Messiah came as one of them. How can this not matter? How can this not matter especially when the God of creation made this nation everlasting and the throne of David (A Jew) soon to be occupied by their King. He died for the sins of the world so why is he restoring his nation as well?
Please list for me the covenants made with the church. Let us break bread and discuss the entire Bible and let us do it based on the Hebrew presentation that existed because of our Messiah. He was in the beginning was he not. And if the nation of Israel has no merit than why does the Christian world use the words given to these folks in order to explain Christianity.....is not his promises to Israel everlasting or are they not?

Daniel 2:22 He reveals the deep and secret things: he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him. Is not our Savior, our Adonai not capable of doing the same for a nation

I asked a fellow believer what was Shavuot. He did not know. I explained that the first one was back in the day of Moses when the tabernacle was filled with the presence of the spirit of God. He did not realize that Pentecost happened long ago. He knew about the time of Messiah in the flesh. Many do not realize that a third event is soon. Incidentally, the Jew at the time of Messiah [In the flesh] were also expecting a repeat performance as they all understood the first time that it happened in the wilderness. Much of Christianity does not realize that this is what they were waiting to see happen again while at the temple. It did happen. This was for all practical reasons, an AMAZING thing that happened again based on the promises made as a result of an EVERLASTING relationship with......Israel and the Jews!. This will happen again with Israel and the Jews when their brother reveals himself to them again!  
God keeps his promises to Israel....and all of creation even when they have not

In virtually every verse below The God of Creation is speaking to ISRAEL, not Christianity per say

Taken from the Power Bible program
Ge 9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
 Ge 17:7 ¶ And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
 Ge 17:8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. {wherein...: Heb. of thy sojournings}
 Ge 17:13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
 Ge 17:19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
 Ge 21:33 ¶ And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God. {grove: or, tree}
 Ge 48:4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
 Ge 49:26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
 Ex 40:15 And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.
 Le 16:34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.
 Le 24:8 Every sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.
 Nu 25:13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.
 De 33:27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
 2Sa 23:5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.
 1Ch 16:17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,
 Ps 24:7 ¶ Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
 Ps 24:9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
 Ps 41:13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
 Ps 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
 Ps 93:2 Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting. {of old: Heb. from then}
 Ps 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. {to all...: Heb. to generation and generation}
 Ps 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
 Ps 105:10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:
 Ps 106:48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD. {Praise...: Heb. Hallelujah}
 Ps 112:6 ¶ Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
 Ps 119:142 ¶ Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
 Ps 119:144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
 Ps 139:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. {wicked...: Heb. way of pain, or, grief}
 Ps 145:13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. {an...: Heb. a kingdom of all ages}
 Pr 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
 Pr 10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
 Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
 Isa 24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
 Isa 26:4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength: {everlasting...: Heb. the rock of ages}
 Isa 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
 Isa 35:10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
 Isa 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
 Isa 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
 Isa 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
 Isa 54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
 Isa 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
 Isa 55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
 Isa 56:5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
 Isa 60:19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
 Isa 60:20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
 Isa 61:7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
 Isa 61:8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
 Isa 63:12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
 Isa 63:16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting. {our redeemer...: or, our redeemer from everlasting is thy name}
 Jer 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. {true...: Heb. God of truth} {everlasting...: Heb. king of eternity}
 Jer 20:11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.
 Jer 23:40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.
 Jer 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. {of...: Heb. from afar} {with lovingkindness...: have I extended lovingkindness unto thee}
 Jer 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. {from them: Heb. from after them}
 Jer 51:26 And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD. {desolate...: Heb. everlasting desolations}
 Eze 16:60 ¶ Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.
 Eze 37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
 Da 4:3 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
 Da 4:34 ¶ And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
 Da 7:14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
 Da 7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. {dominions: or, rulers}
 Da 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. {finish: or, restrain} {make an...: or, seal up} {prophecy: Heb. prophet}
 Da 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
 Mic 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. {everlasting: Heb. the days of eternity}
 Hab 1:12 ¶ Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction. {mighty...: Heb. rock} {established: Heb. founded}
 Hab 3:6 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.
 Mt 18:8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
 Mt 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
 Mt 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
 Mt 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
 Lu 16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. {mammon: or, riches}
 Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
 Joh 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
 Joh 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
 Joh 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
 Joh 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. {Labour not: or, Work not}
 Joh 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
 Joh 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
 Joh 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
 Ac 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
 Ro 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
 Ro 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
 2Th 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
 2Th 2:16 ¶ Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
 1Ti 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
 Heb 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, {covenant: or, testament}
 2Pe 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
 Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. {first estate: or, principality}
 Re 14:6 ¶ And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

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