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Monday, August 24, 2009

Words of Messiah

Jesus the Jewish Messiah quoted the Hebrew Scriptures, (known to Jews as Tanak and to Gentiles as the Old Testament): “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?” [Matthew 19:4-5]

Messiah (Yeshua in Hebrew) also said: “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town. I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the Day of Judgment than for that town.” [Matthew 10:14-15]

As more Jews in Israel and the Diaspora see the love of Messiah at work in the lives of Bible believing, Born-again, Spirit-filled Jewish and Gentile Christians, they also will seek to know their Messiah for themselves. Christianity is not a foreign religion for Jews; essentially, it is Judaism personally completed by their living Messiah, and now open to Gentiles also.


At 8:06 PM, Blogger LivingforJesus said...

I love this POST! It is so profound. Thank you for this! Blessings to you my friend. Keep posting.

At 7:30 AM, Blogger Average Terran said...

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At 11:26 AM, Blogger larryb said...

God also said " aim not a man nor the son of man" some how you have to consider that. To help your understanding.

At 11:29 AM, Blogger larryb said...

Sorry that's "I am not a man nor the son of man"

At 7:30 AM, Blogger Balabustah from Woostuh said...

You wrote: "Jews...also will seek to know their Messiah for themselves."

First, Jesus is not our messiah.

Second, maybe individual Jews, here and there, who are not educated about their own heritage, might fall into your snares. But Jews in general?

Not. Going. To. Happen.

You've failed for 2000 years to make inroads. The question you should be asking is why that is so, instead of redoubling efforts that are doomed to failure.


At 6:06 AM, Blogger larryb said...

The foundation of our faith is the belief that God revealed himself to the people of Israel a little over three thousand years ago. The revelation consisted of certain visual and audible phenomena. The elements of fire, clouds, smoke pillars, and the sound of the shofar were present. God produced an audible voice of immense proportion that He used to speak to Moses and then to the people. The voice conveyed intelligible Laws of great philosophic and halachic import. The event left no doubt in the minds of those present that they had witnessed an act of God. The Torah describes the details of the event in two places, first in Exodus 19 and then in Deuteronomy 4, where Moses recounts the event to the people before his passing. What was the objective of the event? In both places the Torah very clearly tells us the purpose of the revelation. The statement that God made to Moses immediately before the event reads as follows:
"I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that all the people will hear when I speak to you. They will also then believe in you forever." (Exodus 19:9)
When Moses recounts the event to the people he says,
"Teach your children and your children's children about the day you stood before God your Lord at Horeb. It was then that God said to me, "Congregate the people for Me, and I will let them hear my words. This will teach them to be in awe of Me as long as they live on earth, and they will also teach their children." (Deuteronomy 4:9-10)

At 7:57 AM, Blogger larryb said...

Deuteronomy, 4:2: “Do not add on to the matter which I command you, and do not detract from it, to observe the commandments of Hashem your God, which I command you.”
God teaches us not to alter the Torah, yet Christianity does so in so many areas - again denying God’s words. Christianity suggests that God “changed His mind”. This is absurd, that a Perfect Being knowledgeable of all past and future history would create a complete and perfect Torah system at one point, which includes a law not to alter it in any way, and then contradict His own words as Christianity suggests.

At 7:59 AM, Blogger larryb said...

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At 5:55 AM, Blogger larryb said...

God is in the details

At 6:46 AM, Blogger larryb said...

Choosing Freedom

At 7:21 AM, Blogger GudOne said...

Seeing Christians live spirit filled lives will not cause people to become Christian. They must hear the word of God.

Romans 10:17
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Moreover, GOD must open the hearts of people so they can accept what they hear.

Acts 16:14
A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.

At 8:27 AM, Blogger Marcus Ampe said...

Yeshua (Jeshua), the only begotten son of God was an Essene Jew and never wanted to create a new religion.

At the moment the majority of the Jewish people do not recognise this child of Miriam (Mary) and Joseph from the tribe of King David as the Messiah. There are already some Jews who came to see that Jeshua must have been the Messiah. Strangely enough some of those Messianic Jews became Trinitarian, whilst others kept the same faith as Jesus in the One God of Abraham.

@ larryb not only god God teaches us not to alter the Torah, Also Jesus clearly gave such an indication. You are wrong to say Christianity does so in so many areas, though you are richt to consider Christendom having changed a lot of words and meaning of the Torah. But in Chrisitanity you shall be able to find many Christians wh keep to the Only One God of Abraham, Isaac, Moses and other prophets of Judaism, which are also the same prophets of Christianity/Christendom and Islam.

Your understanding of Christianity suggesting that God “changed His mind” either shows that you do not see the many changes God made in His relationship with His people through the ages. In the Old Books (Old Testament = Torah + Nebim (prophets) + Writings we see that Jehovah God more than once came closer to His people and changed certain elements to make it easier for them.

For you it may perhaps sound ridiculous that the Elohim as a Perfect Being, knowledgeable of all past and future history would create a complete and perfect Torah system at one point would absurd and that He straight ahead would include a "law not to alter it in any way". When God made some adaptations or added some elements it was not to contradict His own words. Christianity no where suggests such a thing. Even Christendom where you may find worshippers of three gods (God the Father + god the son + god the Holy Spirit) would not do that.

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Marcus Ampe said...

We can only hope there would come more Jews in Israel and outside who shall come to see how God provided a solution for mankind and has already foreseen a final prophet Whom He has taken up with Him in the skies to become a mediator between man and God.

Part is also to those who have already found the Messiah in Jesus Christ (Jeshua) to show to others by their good example how they have become children of God
and how the love of Messiah can be at work in their lives of Bible believing, Born-again, Spirit-filled Jewish and Gentile Christians. Then they also will seek to know their Messiah for themselves, which they hopefully shall come to recognise before the World War III or Armageddon takes place.

I would not say "Christianity is not a foreign religion for Jews" when it even has come a foreign religion for many Christians who have become part of Christendom but who are not following the teachings any more of the Nazarene Jesus (Jeshua).

You are right to say "essentially, it is Judaism personally completed by their living Messiah, and now open to Gentiles also", the only problem with many gentiles is that they have difficulty by accepting the God of Abraham and not keeping to the tradition of the Greeks and Romans, adhering more than one God. Lots of Christians have gone into the Greek-Roman tradition and Constantinople teachings of Three gods or the Trinity.

For many Jews and Muslims you may understand that they have difficulties with such Christians, because I myself as Christian would have difficulties to believe we do have the same God. Lots of Christians still do have to find the God of Christ, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah.

At 6:58 PM, Blogger kilo papa said...

Christ our Lord is speaking to us!!!

If we'll only take time away from masturbating to Pope Francis long enough to to acknowledge it!!

Please listen as our precious Lord speaks to us from the anus of this sweet doggie!!

At 7:48 AM, Blogger Ahsan Nabi Khan said...


At 9:01 AM, Blogger Hymn Quotes said...

The Lord is often speaking to us. Sometimes, instead of waiting for a loud voice, it maybe helpful to open our Bibles.

Thanks for sharing. I hope you share and write more.


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