- "For I do not desire, brethren,
- that you should be ignorant of this mystery,
- lest you should be wise in your own opinion,
- that blindness in part has happened to Israel
- until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in."
- - Romans 11:25
GOD allows U-turns!
Grace is the advanced trait of
mercy. The Age
of Grace is the vehicle, the Holy Spirit is the power, by which YAHWEH
can now set aside the death penalty for sin.
Now a-l-l humanities’ sin can be forgiven, it is not a license
to sin, they must still learn not to sin (Rom.6:1).
It is a spiritual concept first given in the Sixth Covenant, but
it was one of those Heavenly mysteries until now.
The Age of Grace began by the death of an
innocent perfect sacrifice.
It is a time for a-l-l the humans of the planet Earth to
spiritually grow and learn (repentance is still necessary to grow and
learn 1Jno.1:9). The
Believers sin is forgiven and they are judged only for their good works
in the service of the righteous Kingdom.
“Christians, who claim the promise of GOD,
should obey the Commandments of GOD.”
Yet, many theologians would say the Law has been relaxed in this
Age, this is simply not true, if anything, personal discipline just got
a little harder. This is
actually the next level in the Jerusalem Higher School of Learning,
where humanities next lesson is to learn to control the mind,
along with the body
Old Testament Law was of the body, now in the New Covenant there is the
spirit of the Law. Now the rule is: Don't even think about it!
YAHWEH has a Divine plan for everything,
and HIS plans are duly recorded and qualified through prophecy.
HE has a Divine plan for HIS called out faithful of the Hebrews.
He used them to write down the Scriptures - they did a good job.
HE used them to bring the Messiah into the world - they did a
good job. Now HE needs them
to proclaim Yahshua’s Gospel to all the world, but they rejected Him -
we have got a big problem . . .. Now
YAHWEH directs HIS attention to the gentiles (Jno.1:11-12).
For scholarly Jews, the dual prophecies of the Prophet Isaiah
predicting a rejected and suffering Messiah in 53:3-6, and a ruling
Messiah in 9:6-7 have been a great dilemma: Would it be one Messiah with
two missions, or two Messiahs with one mission each?
They called it the Messiah’s “Lamb and Lion Missions.”
The first mission would be as a Sacrificial Lamb - to redeem the
Creation from curse of sin. And the second
mission will be as a Judge and Ruler.
Therein lies the biggest stumbling block in accepting Yahshua as
the Messiah, yes, He was put to death, but why did He not immediately
restore the kingdom to Israel?
They just didn’t get it . . ., and
they rejected Him, basically for two reasons: They loved their religious
rituals and traditions more then they loved GOD - they really did not
care to hear HIS Gospel. And
secondly, they cared more about what Yahshua would do for them
politically (restore Israel), then what He could do for them spiritually
(deliver them from sin). To
put it simply, they cared more about seeking things from GOD,
rather then seeking GOD.
Mostly, the Jewish people were waiting
for one grand coming of the conquering Messiah.
Yahshuas’ Kingdom message was Grace vs. law, but the people
wanted to hear that it is GOD vs. Caesar.
The result is, that they missed the rest Yahshua offered,
and consequently they have been restless wanderers for the past
two thousand years.
Some in the Christian church today
use this circumstance to teach a replacement theology, which means that
the Christian church has replaced Israel.
This is not true, and it is a subtle form of anti-Semitism taught
by people who know very little of the Hebrew Bible. When giving the New Covenant, YAHWEH clearly challenges
anyone who is smart enough to tell HIM how HE created the Universe, and
how HE hung the planets, when that happens, it will be the day Israel
ceases to be a nation (Jer.31:36-37).
The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans addressed this kind of
replacement thinking and describes Israel’s situation: ch.9 Israel’s
past, ch.10 Israel’s present, ch.11 Israel’s future.
Here is an interesting point to ponder:
The Jewish religious - Roman crony - leadership rejected Yahshua, and
the hate peddlers will always use this point to stir up prejudice by
labeling the Jews Christ-killers. When Roman Christianity officially established itself in the
fourth century by Emperor Constantine there were no Jewish-Christians in
leadership positions. They
left the old ways and the Old Testament behind, and formed a new
religion based on a New Covenant and a New Testament - so they say.
In reality they dumped what was sacred to the Jews and mirrored
Picture the ruling Sanhedrin and the Vatican, both with high
priests, pomp and ceremony. Both
ruled by fear and intimidation. Both
are staffed by men-in-black political-priests, complete with twisted
convoluted spiritual theories to exert control - sometimes to the death. The Jewish religion had many sects and divisions, but one
high priest. The Latin
Roman church feels all Christendom belongs to the mother church, and in
spite of all the sects and divisions, the basic rituals (for example,
Sunday worship, Easter, Christmas) the Roman church originally
established is still the same.
The recruitment offices of both religions say
they were founded by great Biblical Prophets.
Judaism was founded by Moses, Roman Christianity was founded by
the Apostle Peter, but in both cases this is not true.
Both create the illusion of an unbroken line through the
“laying on of hands” to claim their authority over the faithful, but
in both cases this is not true.
Most of Christianity today recites
in their main prayer “. . . thy Kingdom come . . .,” but are they
really waiting on His arrival? One
needs only to read the Book of Revelation to see that the Messiah will
meet with another hard welcome at His coming. The more things change the more they stay the same . . ..
Here is another one of my extraordinary view
points: The Hebrews are our older brothers and sisters in the
faith, and we are all part of our loving FATHER’S family.
In a loving and caring family, if your older sibling gets in
trouble and is punished by being sent to their room without any supper,
would you be happy and delight in the moment?
Or would you sneak up some food while the father is not looking,
and comfort them until the reproof is concluded?
(Israel's: past - Rom.9:1-29, present - 9:30-10:21, future restoration
The promises in the Covenants are
everlasting, and just for the record, the promises of peace,
justice, prosperity and eternal blessings for Israel will be fulfilled
when the Messiah sets up His throne in Jerusalem.
The Prophet Ezekiel 36:26-28, prophesied of their restoration,
and their national borders are outlined in 47:13-23.
The ten lost tribes will come home, and the division of the land
to the Twelve Tribes of Israel is stated in 48:1-29.
The Prophet Hosea 1:9-10, prophesied that the divorce from YAHWEH
the FATHER is reconciled. HE
will give them a new heart, forgiveness of sin, and the in-filling of
the Holy Spirit to a renewed nation.
The Prophet Isaiah 62:4, prophesied Israel will be given a new
This time between the two appearances of the
Messiah is the time of the promised personal ministry of the
Ruach HaKodesh, or the Holy Spirit. It has been called by some the church age or by the more
accurate term the Age of Grace. The
Hebrew Testament Prophets did not write of an Age of Grace because they did
not see it, they made what some call “double horizon prophecies.”
If one looks to the distance and sees two hills far off in the distance, one sees a hilltop then
behind that another hilltop appearing to be fairly close together.
The Prophets only saw the two hilltops, representing the two
separate missions of the Messiah, they did not perceive the great
distance of the valley between the two peaks, which symbolically
represents the Age of Grace - or the Messianic Church Age.
first prophecies of the soon coming Messianic Church age that
were told to the people are in the parables of Matthew ch.13 are
A common mistake in studying end time prophecies is mistaking the
prophetic end time events described in Yahshua’s Olivet Discourse in
Matthew ch.24 as relating to the Messianic Church, it is not, He is
describing end time events relating to Israel.
The concept of the Messianic gentile church was still a hidden
mystery to the Disciples at that time.
As the Messiah had to qualify to rule
the Earth, so also, must the Messianic Church qualify to
govern with Yahshua. The
harshness of living under the letter of the Law is set aside, and now
during this Age of Grace is a time of learning and forgiving.
Grace is not static, it is active in the Believers’ life, to
turn from bad habits - sin - to living more righteously, it’s a life
long process. Simply put, the Believers “. . . Walk in the Spirit, and
you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh” Galatians 5:16.
The Apostle Paul explains the concept of Grace in Romans ch.6.
This Age of Grace will not last forever.
Sometime in the future, almost tomorrow, this age will close.
It is important to remember the end of the Age of Grace is not
the end of the world, the Bible says over 120 times that the world will
go on forever. But when the
“times of the gentiles is fulfilled,” the Age of Grace closes, and
then YAHWEH turns HIS attention to the Hebrew people to fulfill a future
Divine plan (Luk.21:24).
- humbles great men,
the common man,
puffs up the little man."
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