It is written:
“But you are a chosen people, the King’s cohanim, a holy nation, a people for God to possess! Why? In order for you to declare the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9 Complete Jewish Bible)
First and foremost let us come to the “Hebrew and Jewish” Messiah Yeshua, the Living stone, rejected by people but chosen by YAHWEH, the Elohim of Isra’el, the KING of the Universe and precious to Him.
Yes, for you readers of this Blog if you are looking for the Truth and expect Mercy from YAHWEH, let it be known to you ALL that it is the Messiah Yeshua from Natzeret, who was executed on a stake as a criminal but whom YAHWEH has raised from the dead, who is the “Instrument” of our Salvation. There is Salvation in no one else! For there is no other Name under heaven given to mankind by whom we must be Saved! (Acts 4:12).
Yeshua the Messiah is chosen and fixed upon to be the “Instrument of our Salvation”, the Head of the Isra’el of YAHWEH, and the Judge of the world. He is Precious in the Excellency of his nature, the Dignity of his office, and the Gloriousness of his services.
The “Hebrew and Jewish” Messiah Yeshua may generally be disallowed and rejected by an ungrateful world, the generality of mankind (Isaiah 53:3), but he is chosen of YAHWEH, precious in His account, separated and fore-ordained to be the Foundation of the Isra’el of YAHWEH, who knew him before the founding of the universe, but revealed him in the acharit-hayamim (in this last times) for our sakes (1 Peter 1:20).
For us Jews and non-Jews Believers, our union with Yeshua Ha-Mashiach brings us under YAHWEH’s Holy Rule as Elohim of Isra’el and King of the Universe as we are being built into a Spiritual house to be cohanim (holy priesthood) set apart for YAHWEH to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Him through Yeshua the Messiah (1 Peter 2:5).
The Messiah Yeshua is the foundation on which we are built (He is the living stone, having Eternal Life in himself, and being the Prince of life to ALL of us) and YAHWEH, the Elohim of Isra’el, our AVINU MALKENU (Heb. אָבִינוּ מַלְכֵּנוּ; “Our Father, our King”) is our Protection and Security.
Through Yeshua the Messiah we TRUST in YAHWEH, our AVINU SHE-BA-SHAMAYIM (Heb. אָבִינוּ שָׁבַּשָׁמַיִם; “Our Father in Heaven”), who raised him from the dead and gave him glory; so that our TRUST and HOPE are in YAHWEH.
The Hebrew and Jewish Messiah Yeshua is the True and Very Foundation-Stone of ALL our Hopes and Happiness. Yeshua communicates the TRUE knowledge of YAHWEH, his Elohim and Father (Matthew 11:27); by him we have access to YAHWEH as our Father (John 14:6), and through Yeshua we are made partakers of ALL Spiritual Blessings (Ephesians 1:3).
Now for us, Jews and non-Jews Believers in the Messiah Yeshua, we have in us a principle of Spiritual Life communicated to us from Yeshua our Head: therefore, as he is called a living stone, so we are called living stones; not dead in trespasses and sins, but alive to YAHWEH by regeneration and the working of the Ruach HaKodesh, the Spirit of YAHWEH.
The Isra’el of YAHWEH is a Spiritual House. The foundation is the “Hebrew and Jewish” Messiah Yeshua (Ephesians 2:22).
This House is daily built up, every part of it improving, and the whole supplied in every age by the addition of new particular members, Jews and non-Jews.
As Believers in the Messiah Yeshua we are a holy priesthood. We are ALL select persons, sacred to YAHWEH, serviceable to others, well endowed with heavenly gifts and graces, and well employed.
“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.
As a Holy priesthood let us offer up Spiritual sacrifices to YAHWEH, such as our bodies, souls, affections, Prayers, Praises, Alms, and other duties, through Yeshua the Messiah who is the ONLY Great High Priest, through whom we and our services can be accepted.
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