Page 5 Believing gentiles connected with believing Jews

We may praise the Most High Elohim Who protected the Bnei Yisroel, His People, and showed them the way to the Holy Land. Those who remained faithful to the Eternal Most High Supreme Being, the Deity above all gods, may now look forward to the completion of God’s Plan and be able to witness how the Holy Land comes to pass.

In the past centuries the Adonai was always prepared to go with His set apart chosen people. But at times they proved not to be so worthy of qodesh, because they had moments were they proved to be so weak that they fell for the heathen people their festivals, traditions, movements and rituals. After God had helped them to get out of Egypt they after they also had received manna, went to make a golden calf and pray in front of it. Also at other times we can read in the Book of books how they went astray and did things which God did not like. For that reason there came a time the Elohim Hashem Jehovah sent His only begotten Ben Ha Elohim Jeshua to call also others and give them too an opportunity to come to live in the promised land. That man of flesh and blood was to show everybody the halakha or the way to go to his heavenly Father and to the Kingdom of God.

Since the beginning of the present era or Common Era (CE) Jeshua opened the way to all people who want to listen to him and want to accept him as the sent one from God, who is authorised by God to speak in His Name and to act in His Name. Many who heard him and saw what he did became convinced that he had to be the saviour they were hoping for. Non religious people became interested in what he had to say or for what they heard from his pupils. By the years more and more people joined the Jewish movement The Way. Today that movement may perhaps not exist any more with that name, but there are enough sincere followers of Jeshua the Christ who believe in him and in his heavenly Father, the God above all gods. As such, goyim or non-Jews joining those Jewish followers of the Jewish Nazarene rebbe, became spiritually united with those believing Jews and this group of believers which are the Messiah’s assembly, also metaphorically called the Body of Christ or the Body of the Messiah (1 Corinthians 12:27).

The son of God called everybody to become a partaker of his assembly. This assembly does not replace Israel as a nation but is simply a way Jeshua and his talmidim (the Apostles) referred to the community of the faithful remnant of Israel and those elect from the nations (Matthew 16:18). Those who came from out the other cultures are not requested and do not have to become Jehudi. Those willing to convert to the faith of the followers of Jeshua, believing Jeshua is the promised Messiah, are able to receive the same vayevarech or blessings as the Jews. They may count on it that the eyvah-im Hashem or the enmity with God is wiped away because they willing to have a restored relationship with God. The Jews falling under the Old Covenant relationship may now find newborn brothers and sisters of the Habrit hachadasha or New Covenant. For all have to know that the Elohim Hashem is a loving God Who has granted repentance unto life to Gentiles or the people of the nations in addition to Israel (Acts 11:18, cf. Acts 15:11).

It is through their faith in Jeshua the Messiah that the Jews believing in Jeshua and the goyim believing in the Messiah are united in Christ Jesus, like Jeshua (Jesus) is one with God and we one with him and his heavenly Father. That oneness is our bond and makes us strong to withstand the enemies of God. Uniting with each-other it gives us the opportunity to resist the enemies of God easier and gives us more opportunities to witness for Jehovah, calling others also to join us. Together the Messianic Jew or Jeshuaist and the goyim can show the world how they are now a part of the commonwealth of Israel and how others too can now have a share in the covenants of the promise (Ephesians 2:11-13).

Gentile believers are united with Jewish believers and are both spiritually blessed from the same source (Romans 11:17).

However, Paul also warned that the Gentile believers should not become arrogant (Romans 11:18); Gentile believers should be grateful that God has allowed them the privilege of salvation and the life of faith that flows from it.

Both Jewish and Gentile believers should recognize that all authority, including halachic authority, has been given to the Messiah (Matthew 28:18), who conferred that authority upon his Apostles (Matthew 18:18-20).

Since the Apostles ruled that Gentiles who come to faith do not have to come under the authority of the legal Jewish community by becoming proselytes or “newcomers to Israel” (or ger toshav), believing Gentiles have a great deal of leeway when it comes to how they observe God’s mitzvot or commandments. Therefore no Jew may demand the convert to the faith of Jeshua to keep all the taryag mitzvot, or “613 mitzvot”, including the “positive commandments”, to perform an act (mitzvot aseh), and “negative commandments”, to abstain from certain acts (mitzvot lo taaseh). [The negative commandments number 365, which coincides with the number of days in the solar year, and the positive commandments number 248, a number ascribed to the number of bones and main organs in the human body (Babylonian Talmud, Makkot 23b–24a).]

However, we contend that the Apostles did not envision Gentile believers forming a separate group apart from the Jewish community (Acts 15:21), so Gentile believers should honour long-standing Jewish interpretations and traditions, especially in situations where there is a mixed group of Jews and Gentiles, so long as those interpretations and traditions do not contradict the Scriptures. It are namely those Scriptures which should be our guide for the construction of our faith community. Everything what we believe and do should be based an Biblical truth and not on human teachings and heathen tradition.

 

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  4. Bible-power to change
  5. Faith
  6. Concerning gospel faith
  7. Epitome of the one faith
  8. Faith moving mountains
  9. Destination of righteous
  10. Full authority belongs to God
  11. Only one God
  12. God of gods
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  14. Attributes to God
  15. Sayings around God
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  18. God’s hope and our hope
  19. God’s promises
  20. God’s promises to us in our suffering
  21. God’s salvation
  22. God Helper and Deliverer
  23. God is positive
  24. God’s measure not our measure
  25. God’s design in the creation of the world
  26. God His reward
  27. Nurturing a close relationship with God
  28. Meaning of life
  29. Temptation and its conquest
  30. Memories are important
  31. Miracles in our time of suffering
  32. Seeing Jesus
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  35. Our way of life
  36. Patient waiting
  37. Life with God
  38. New covenant
  39. Hope
  40. True hope
  41. Hope for the future
  42. Looking for blessed hope
  43. Moving mountains
  44. Memorizing wonderfully 73: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Sleepers with hope
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  46. Israel in God’s purpose
  47. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #14 Prayer #12 The other name
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  53. Reasons that Jesus was not God
  54. Jesus Messiah
  55. The saviour Jesus his godly side
  56. Marriage of Jesus 6 Jesus said to them “My wife”
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  65. Kingdom of God what will it be like
  66. An attitude taken to those who attack us and other unitarians
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  77. Thought for those who think it is not necessary to do any works any more
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  100. A tongue to speak slowly and well-considered
  101. Place for a fifth and sixth house in Christendom
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