It is written:
“You, therefore, pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven! …” (Matthew 6:9)
Like so many I have been mislead for so long to think that the One we Pray to “Our Father in heaven” was the Father of mankind, when in fact that terminology is reserved for those who are the Children of Yahweh, the Elohim of Isra’el, in other words, those who do His will.
The intimate relationship described in father-children terms is reserved for Yahweh’s relationship to His Isra’el, not for mankind as a whole.
Before the beginning of time (Ephesians 1:4), Yahweh, the Elohim of Isra’el, had a plan to restore the intimacy mankind lost in the Garden—that plan for intimacy with humankind is revealed throughout a union with His Beloved Son, the “Hebrew and Jewish Messiah Yeshua”.
Yes, it was and still is Yahweh’s intention to restore intimacy with us so in that full legal standing as Yahweh’s sons and daughters, we who follow Yeshua Ha-Mashiach can be convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers, neither what exists nor what is coming, neither powers above nor powers below, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the Love of Yahweh which comes to us through the Messiah Yeshua, our Master (Romans 8:38–39).
In our union with Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, we are, Jews and non-Jews Believers, the People of Yahweh, “The ISRA’EL” of Yahweh.
Yahweh our Elohim has chosen us to be His own unique treasure out of all the peoples on the face of the earth (Deuteronomy 14:1–2); and through a union with Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, people from all nations can be grafted into the “Isra’el of Yahweh”, becoming the Children of Yahweh through the obedience of Faith in Yeshua.
Now in our union with Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, Yahweh the Elohim of Isra’el, is our AVINU SHE-BA-SHAMAYIM (Heb. אָבִינוּ שָׁבַּשָׁמַיִם; “Our Father in Heaven”), our AVINU MALKEINU (Our Father, Our King), and with the help of the Ruach HaKodesh, the Spirit of Yahweh dwelling inside of us, we can experience His intimate and Eternal Love.
Let us acknowledge His Sovereignty, and demonstrate our Trust in His timing and our reliance on His Faithfulness.
“SHALOM ALEIKHEM !” to ALL, Jews and non-Jews, who belong to the “Hebrew and Jewish Messiah Yeshua”. Let us cultivate Love for Yahweh by committing ourselves to investing in the relationship and creating time for intimacy; for times of intimacy with Yahweh increase our knowledge of Him and His character and prompt us to live out His character—as Yeshua did.
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