It is written:
“Also I have other sheep which are not from this pen; I need to bring them, and they will hear my voice; and there will be one flock, one shepherd.” (John 10:16 Complete Jewish Bible)
The Hebrew and Jewish Messiah Yeshua, our Master, as he had sometimes intimated his special concern for the lost sheep of the house of Isra’el, was first sent to the lost sheep of the house of Isra’el (Matthew 15:24), and to them indeed his personal ministry was confined; but Yeshua said that He had other sheep who are all of us the non-Jews coming to Believe in Him and brought into obedience to Him.
The Good News of the “HEBREW and JEWISH MESSIAH YESHUA” was not confined to Israel, but extends to the rest of the world and it was not the intention of the Messiah to start another religion.
So when we Pray: “Our Father in Heaven…May your Kingdom come…” what are we Praying for? We are Praying for “The Day” when the Kingdom of YAHWEH, the Elohim of Isra’el, will be Restored, The Day which will involve UNITY between Jews and non-Jews followers of the Messiah Yeshua, in The ISRA’EL of YAHWEH, NOT INTO “the Church”, which today is characterized by divisions between denominations and movements.
And for us, Believers in Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, let us start to live in unity with the Jewish People at large, and especially so with Jewish Believers, who should naturally maintain their Jewish identity.
Let us Pray for the Jewish People so they may be grafted into their own Tree, the Jewish Tree (Romans 11:11-31), the same Tree as us Believers in the Messiah we have been grafted into, and nourished from the same Root.
Jews and non-Jews we shall be ONE flock, ONE ISRA’EL and ONE Shepherd. As there is ONE Shepherd, the “Hebrew and Jewish Messiah Yeshua”, so there shall be ONE flock. Both Jews and non-Jews, upon their turning to the Faith of the Messiah Yeshua, shall be incorporated not into “the Church”, but into “THE ISRA’EL of YAHWEH”, be joint and equal sharers in the Privileges of it, without distinction. Being united to the Messiah Yeshua, we shall unite in him; two sticks shall become one in the hand of our Master.
ONE Shepherd makes ONE flock; ONE Messiah makes ONE ISRA’EL, subject to ONE head, animated by ONE Spirit, the Ruach HaKodesh, guided by ONE rule, the Torah of YAHWEH, so as members of it, Jews and non-Jews, we ought to be ONE in Love and Affection (Ephesians 4:3-6)
“SHALOM ALEIKHEM !” to ALL the Isra’el Family, Jews and non-Jews who belong to the Hebrew and Jewish Messiah Yeshua, our Master. Now is the Time for us to stand in unity with Israel and with the Jewish Believers as One New Man, defying and healing the division that was sown early among Believers in Yeshua.
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