TWO HEART’S BECAME ONE IN YESHUA

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I frequently meet Christians who react to a Born-Again Jew by exclaiming, “How awesome and special it must be “, they say “I wish I were one of the Chosen people!”  While I appreciate their love of the Jewish people, I always point out that if you know Jesus, the Bible says you are one of God’s chosen people.

Then I might add, just remember that being chosen has its burdens as well as its blessings.

If you’ve seen Fiddler on the Roof, you will remember Tevye the dairy man.  Tevye dryly suggested that maybe “for once, just for once God, could you choose someone else”. From Tevye’s perspective, being the chosen people had a high price …persecutions, wanderings and broken dreams…while the benefits of being chosen remained elusive.

Others have struggled with the concept of “chosen people”. Some have gone so far as to ask, “What makes the Jews think they are so special, that God would choose them over all other people?”

Such questions thinly disguise the resentment that has often boiled up into vehement anti-Semitism.  That resentment provoked a poet to write, “How odd of God to choose the Jews, but not so odd as those who choose the Jewish God and hate the Jews.”

The Jewish people are not the only chosen ones. The Hebrew word for chosen, bachar reflects the more familiar New Testament concept of election. The Church of Jesus Christ is the elect of God (2 Timothy 2:10). If you have received Him as your Messiah and Savior, that means that God chose you!

God keeps His promises to both of His “Chosen Peoples”, Israel and the Church…for His names sake.  Both of us also experience the same resentment the world feels toward God’s chosen people.  All you have to do is tell the average person that Jesus Christ is the only way to have a relationship with God. People will resent you for being narrow-minded, just as they resent my Jewish people for being exclusive.

Israel and the Church both represent the blessing of God’s choosing.  Both demonstrate the truth of God’s love and faithfulness, His mercy and His grace. Both Israel and the Church may experience deep and abiding failure. Both may be resented, hated even persecuted by the world. Yet both are people of great destiny with a hope filled future.

That future is secure ONLY for those who name the name of Christ, not because of the strength or the goodness of those who were chosen, but because of the faithful, loving and all-powerful God who chooses, so that He Himself might receive the glory. God chooses those who will believe in Him!

There is no Jew, no Gentile at the foot of HIS Cross. Only Born Again Jews and

Born Again Christians. Together we share a new family, formed to Worship and Praise only ONE KING…the Coming King of men and angels. No longer the lamb who was slain; now the King of Kings, the LION of the TRIBE of Judah. KING JESUS, THE KING OF ETERNITY.

Because JESUS Lives

Because JESUS Cares

Because JESUS Call’s

BECAUSE JESUS IS COMING BACK VERY SOON!

Growing a New Heart

Good Seed

Did You know GOD left a seed of life in your heart that need’s watering? It is a kernel of Truth that will only grow if you nurture it within yourself by reading HIS Word. You can hear the voice of God today, but only through the written words He has spoken to you recorded in His Book. He only speaks there, within the context of His Words. His truth about each of us is buried deep within us. It is like a dream that is so real, yet recedes back into the mists of your inner mind when you awake.

Until you understand that truth and act upon it by personally calling on His name; your life will have been lived out as lie and your heart will remain cold as stone forever.

This Visible God came to Earth 2,000 years ago to save you from Himself (His Holy Wrath towards sinners). This Visible God came to proclaim His Invisible Kingdom. A growing Kingdom that resides within the hearts of His called out ones. His Ecclesia…His Born Again True Church of Believers in the Son of God.

You can be one of those called out ones, the seed is already in you. It just needs to grow. Admit it, life is hard and its challenges a severe burden. He is there all around you waiting for you to ask HIM to share your burden and make it light.

Every person bears His image and all of nature sings His praises while waiting for His coming.

He is the God who made you. He is the God who was broken for you. He is the God who cries tears over you. He is the God who patiently waits to be wanted by you. He whispers your name and says “Why have you not returned to me?”

Yes, true peace is resting within the protection of someone greater than you. Go find your quiet place, call on HIS name, He will hear you. Then wait quietly…it will be worth it. He will answer you…and when you receive your answer… Be STILL…and know that HE is YOUR GOD.

Only The Truth Will Set You Free !

Jesus, his life, death, resurrection and ascension really happened in time and space. It is the most documented Historical fact in the ancient world.

Yet people choose to ignore the facts and choose not to believe. In fact people are so busy in their daily lives trying to build their mini empires of things, things that they will leave this world without; that they will not even take the time to understand the God/Man who came back from the Dead.

This darkness is not a physical darkness you can see, but darkness of the soul and mind causing us to see life through a mirror dimly. God has said, the time will come when we will see everything that is wrong become right and what is right become wrong. It refers to a moral decay, whose time has now come.

In the Judeo/Christian Bible the God who created everything provides us a summary of mankind’s history …past, present and future. It represents man’s beginning as a corporeal being to his becoming a spiritual being that will live forever.

Genesis 1 & 2: God created all things and established His
Authority over all mankind and His creation.

Genesis 3: Mankind rebels against Gods Authority.

Gen. 4 – Rev.: God moves through history to re-establish
His Authority over all mankind.

That history includes the pre-flood era. When mankind walked in such darkness, and Sin that God chose to destroy all mankind except 8 people. When the Book of Revelation mentions “and the Sea will give up its dead”; I believe it is referring to pre-flood humanity.

The Book of Revelation speaks about the destruction of mankind again. This time it will not be by water, but by fire. But instead of only 8 people surviving, God in His mercy and grace has spared a Remnant of people throughout history, billions of people throughout time that will inherit eternal life in heaven through faith in his Son. God has given us the equation to understand the difference between the Few who are saved and the Many who will perish. 1/3 will gain Eternal Life and 2/3 will gain Eternal Death.

Born AgainWho but God could have come up with it…. GOD BECOMING A MAN …so HE could rescue some of us. “Some of us”, because His word tells us there will only be a Remnant (a few), who will take HIS outstretched hand and be saved.

Darkness fills our time but we wait for the Glorious day when time is no more and the Dawn of Eternity will break.

We wait patiently, in peace of mind and heart, able to Stand Alone in Faith awaiting our coming King….because we believe that the Bible IS God’s Word…and God never lies!

Are you part of the 1/3 Remnant who have been Born Again and have Eternal Life? Or have you chosen to be part of the 2/3 that will have Eternal Death? The paradox is that the CHOICE is yours…God will only confirm YOUR CHOICE in the end.

Two became ONE in CHRIST

The Jewish people are not the only Chosen ones. The Hebrew word for chosen, Bachar reflects the more familiar New Testament term Elect.The Church of Jesus Christ is the Elect of God (2 Timothy 2:10). If you have received Jesus as your Messiah and Savior, that means that God chose you!

God keeps His promises to both of His Born Again “Chosen Peoples”, Messianic Jews and Christians …for His names sake. Both of us also experience the same resentment the world feels toward God’s people Israel. When you tell someone that Jesus Christ is the only way to have a relationship with God. People will resent you for being narrow-minded, just as they resent Jewish people for being exclusive.

Israel and the Church both represent the blessing of God’s Choosing. Both demonstrate the truth of God’s love and faithfulness, His mercy and His grace. We together are the Living Stones that make up the One True Born Again Church of JESUS the Messiah, the Christ, the SON of GOD.

Both Israel and the Church may experience deep and abiding failure. Both may be resented, hated even persecuted by the world. Yet both are people of great destiny with a HOPE filled future.

That future is secure ONLY for those who name the name of JESUS not because of the strength or the goodness of those who were chosen, but because of the faithful, loving and all-powerful GOD who chooses, so that HE HIMSELF receive’s the glory. GOD chooses those who WILL believe in HIM!

Because HE Lives
Because HE Cares
Because HE Call’s

BECAUSE HE IS COMING BACK VERY SOON !

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