Since 1985 I have grown up in the Church with beautiful Hymns and worship songs that touch me deeply. But hearing Messianic Jewish music and their lyrics with such rich meanings touches me deeper than anything else. I am a Messianic Jew. My life is rooted in Christ for He holds me together with Himself on HIS Cross. The Cross-of wood whose roots go deep into the Judean desert into which it was planted 2,000 years ago.
If God had chosen music to be played in the desert when John the Baptist said “BEHOLD…the Lamb of God who comes to take away the sins of the world.” It would have been Messianic Praise Music and would have lifted John’s Soul into the presence of God as it does mine.
Take the time to read the Testimony of John the Baptist (A Jew) in
John 1: 19-34. John was the prophesied forerunner of the Messiah. John was an obedient voice crying in the wilderness and baptizing in the wilderness because God told him that one day he would recognize the Messiah in the Jordan River in the waters of Baptism.
Later John would be in prison awaiting his death by beheading. His faith had wavered not understanding that He too would have to carry His own CROSS-to follow Christ. He sent word to Jesus and asked, “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?”
Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.” (Matthew 11:2-6)
Those words of Christ were good enough for John to face his death in peace. The same words representing the credentials of the Messiah of Israel should also be good enough for you to both recognize HIM and then choose to live your life for HIM.