It is written:
“You are worthy, Adonai Eloheinu, to have glory, honor and power, because you created all things — yes, because of your will they were created and came into being!” (Revelation 4:11 Complete Jewish Bible)
For us, Jews and non-Jews Believers in the Messiah Yeshua, the ground and reason of our adoration, is threefold:
YAHWEH, the Elohim of Isra’el, the KING of the Universe, our Elohim, is the Creator of ALL things; and none but the Creator of all things should be adored; the worship of anything other than YAHWEH is a violation of the First Commandment (Exodus 20:2-3) (Deuteronomy 5:6-7).
YAHWEH our AVINU SHE-BA-SHAMAYIM (Heb. אָבִינוּ שָׁבַּשָׁמַיִם; “Our Father in Heaven”) is the Preserver of ALL things, and His Preservation is a continual creation; in our union with Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, our Friend and Master, we are ALL dependent upon the Will and Power of YAHWEH, his Elohim and Father, and no dependent being must be set up as an object of religious worship.
YAHWEH our AVINU MALKENU (Heb. אָבִינוּ מַלְכֵּנוּ; “Our Father, our KING”), is the final cause of ALL things: It was His Will and Pleasure to create all things.
As YAHWEH, the Elohim of Isra’el, the KING of the Universe, made ALL things at His pleasure, so He made them for His Pleasure, to deal with them as He Pleases and to Glorify Himself by them one way or other.
For us, Jews and non-Jews Believers in the Hebrew and Jewish Messiah Yeshua, our union with Him establishes the Exclusive nature of the Relationship between YAHWEH, and His “Spiritual Isra’el”, a Covenant initiated by YAHWEH after He brought the Israelites out of the land of Egypt, out of the abode of slavery (Exodus 20) and fulfilled by His Beloved Son, Yeshua the Messiah.
By Redeeming us through His Beloved Son Yeshua the Messiah, YAHWEH acquired the Right to Rule us; we must entirely cleave to Him and Him alone, not as the world so overspread with polytheism is doing; we owe our service to Him as we owe Him our Freedom!
Now our duty to YAHWEH is, in one word, to Worship Him, that is, to give to Him the Glory due to His Name, to Adore Him with Admiration and Humble Reverence, and set our affections entirely upon Him.
“SHALOM ALEIKHEM!” to ALL the Isra’el Family, consisting of those who have been set apart, Jews and non-Jews, by Yeshua the Messiah and called to be YAHWEH’s holy people.
YAHWEH, the Elohim of Isra’el, is our Elohim, a Elohim in Covenant with us, our Elohim by our consent. We are bound in gratitude to obey Him, because He has done us so Great a Kindness; He has brought us through our union with the Messiah Yeshua, out of a grievous slavery into a Glorious Liberty. Nothing is too much to do for Him, as He has done so much for us!
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