“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!”
Dear Israeli brothers and sisters,
The Lord has been trying to get me to post this to you since prayer on 4-7-16.
“What has been the hold-up?” you ask?
I must admit a bit of discouragement. I am not sure you will even get this post. The Facebook and Google people are censoring our transmissions as well as those of other conservative people.
Never the less, that does not seem to be of concern to Father God.
Please consider this.
Saul, a Pharisee of Pharisee’s, a killer of Christians, became the Apostle Paul. He spoke once quoting, “As He (G-d) says also in Hosea, “I WILL CALL THOSE WHO WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, ‘MY PEOPLE,’ AND HER WHO WAS NOT BELOVED, ‘BELOVED.'”26 “AND IT SHALL BE THAT IN THE PLACE WHERE IT WAS SAID TO THEM, ‘YOU ARE NOT MY PEOPLE,’ THERE THEY SHALL BE CALLED SONS OF THE LIVING GOD.” Romans 9:25-26 (NASB) Ref Hosea 2:23.
Who else but gentiles and where else can this be but in Israel! More and more Jews (and Muslims) are seeing that Jesus really is the Messiah and savior of all who will turn to Him. Why is this happening?
“But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart; 16 but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:15-17 (NASB)
Mankind must turn to Jesus first. It is required because of what He reveals about the Father. Mankind was not seeing the Father’s love through the eyes of Moses.
Paul also quoted a prophet. “Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, “THOUGH THE NUMBER OF THE SONS OF ISRAEL BE LIKE THE SAND OF THE SEA, IT IS THE REMNANT THAT WILL BE SAVED; 28 FOR THE LORD WILL EXECUTE HIS WORD ON THE EARTH, THOROUGHLY AND QUICKLY.” Romans 9:27-28 (NASB) Ref Isaiah 10:22
A remnant? A certain group. A portion of the people of Israel will be saved.
I know you think in terms of being children of Abraham. What about Isaac?
“But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad (Ishmael) and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named.” Genesis 21:12 (NASB)
Isaac was the child of promise. As his father Abraham, Isaac birthed a multitude of nations, but being the child of promise was most important.
The Messiah was to be a child of promise; a miracle child, yes! Born of a virgin.
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.” (God is with us) Isaiah 7:14 (NASB)
How much more important might it be to identify with Isaac? If one could, then the man, the prophet, the stumbling block, Hosanna, (as He was called), the Teacher, Rabbi, Lord, and Master, Jesus of Nazareth, the carpenter’s son, might come into focus as the miracle child of Isaiah.
”God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” Exodus 3:14 (NASB)
I must look into this further but could God be saying, “I AM Whoever I represent Myself to be.” God is sovereign yes?
Would this shed light on the phrase, “the Lord is One,” while He has represented Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
To Abraham the Lord was a visitor that prophesied the miracle birth of Isaac. To Joshua the Lord was a man with a sword, the Captain of the Host. Again to Abraham the Lord was an angel of destruction, willing to spare Sodom for the sake of ten souls.
In Christianity we think of these earthly manifestations as the pre-incarnate Christ. However, these individuals as heavenly contacts had there tasks to achieve, requiring different configurations or appearances. The Torah does not elaborate with physical descriptions of the individuals encountering Abraham or Joshua; only the reverence shown by our two patriarchs. To the women at the empty tomb, the resurrected Jesus looked like a gardener.
God in His sovereignty presents Himself as Who-ever He needs to. It is always Him but situations require different manifestations in order to accomplish His will in the world or in us. In dreams, in visions, by whisper, by shout, we never know how but we know it is Him.
35 years ago, I saw a pillar of fire in my dining room! I did not know God as a pillar of fire. Within days, my life was spared. My enemies were too great for me.
2 Samuel 22:2-34, is David’s prayer but it is my story.
“He said, “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; 3 My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; My savior, You save me from violence. 4 “I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies. 5 “For the waves of death encompassed me; The torrents of destruction overwhelmed me; 6 The cords of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me. 7 “In my distress I called upon the LORD, Yes, I cried to my God; And from His temple He heard my voice, And my cry for help came into His ears.”
I call to you oh remnant of Israel. Trouble is increasing. Cleanse your garments (spiritually.) Purify yourself as the Lord is pure. He forgave all that we did to Him!
Paul says in Romans 4:25, “… who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.” He was raised, resurrected BECAUSE of our justification! He was set free unto eternity when He set us free to find eternity, through Him.
Seek the One who has made the last and final blood sacrifice, a perfect sacrifice. Come under the covering, the cleansing, that reconciles you to Yahweh as the Law required and allows you to marry a new husband as the law requires. This new husband is God’s idea! The Messiah is God’s idea! The simplification and achievability of the law has arrived with the Messiah Jesus, as we would expect.
The new husband is God manifested in the flesh, God presenting Himself to us in a more receivable form. I AM WHO I AM, I Am (in this case) One who you can see and identify with.
Come to know Father God the Way He wants us all to know Him. See Father God and His love, the same Way we see Jesus and His love. Both are sacrificial, submitting to the same Law required of you. A sacrifice had to be made.
It is Love that calls to you. It is His kindness that leads you to repent and be reconciled to Him. It is Jesus’ intercession that personifies the Father’s willing Spirit toward anyone who turns to Him. I have been at the Wall during Shabbat. It is festive and joyous to God. I have been asked to dance in the circles of young Jewish men. It is rest in the form of jubilation. I am saying continue in your heritage as you let Jesus enhance your experience with Yahweh before the world. This Christ is a Jew!
You too are to speak by the Spirit of Yahweh. “For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.” This will happen a lot in the days of trouble.
The Lord told me just before my wife died “I am going to trouble you.” That trouble has come in different forms, including her death. However, because of 35 years of love and our One relationship with Father God, Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit, those troubles have not been so great that I would forsake Him. No way! I know in Whom I have believed.
This is not just frivolous flag waving. My God has taught, spoken, provided, improved, enhanced, spared and protected me. I have nothing to fear from Him. If I am troubled it is either for my good or for someone else’s good as I maintain my new nature in front of them and my relationship and trust in the most trustworthy One of all.
Just as my name Michael means, “Who… is like God?” Is there any other like Him?
Oh remnant of Israel, you must turn to the Lord as He manifests Himself in Jesus the Messiah. Did Jesus not say, “I and the Father are one.” John 10:30 (NASB) This great One whose name means “Yahweh is salvation” was NOT lying. Even His name points to the goal of God.
Before long you will hear the message of “Enduring Love.” It is the antidote to the hatred of the world against Christians. It will be a witness to the world of our belief in Christ and our willingness to follow Him in the love that surpasses knowledge. This will be love even while dying at the hands of those who do not know what they are doing, as they kill us. You do not understand? They cannot kill us spiritually if we continue in His love.
Turn to Jesus the Messiah, then the veil will be removed from your understanding. 2 Corinthians 3:16. Eternity waits.
“but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”
Then beloved family, via the promised child of Isaiah, we know the Way, we then have the keys to the kingdom of heaven.
Oh remnant of Israel, come!
“If we remain in His grip, how far from His heart can we be!”
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