From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those made nigh by the blood of Messiah
The question must be asked at this point of our journey: “Who is Israel”? The Lord started restoring the truth of “Who is Israel”? in the 1960’s. (Wikipedia) I’m wondering now if it began around the time of the blood moons. This move of God was, back then, called the ” Jewish Messianic Movement.”
The message of this blog cannot be understood without the revelation of “Who is Israel”? This revelation is the HUGE building block, in order for the end time message to be understood and received and built on. We cannot pick and choose in God. We have to receive His TRUTH as it comes. That is how the denominations formed. God would restore a truth, and a people would accept that truth. Then years later, in His timing, God would restore a further truth. Some would accept it and go on with God. Others refused. They would solidify, and a denomination would form around that formerly revealed truth. The people within those walls of that denomination would receive no further truth. Those old denominations have been preaching the same thing for 500 years! No further truth! History has recorded this since Martin Luther. The truth revealed to Martin Luther was: The just shall live by faith. God revealed it! It was true! It is still true! We have to accept the revealed truth, and go on! We cannot solidify around our favorite doctrine! If we do, we will miss God! When the cloud moves, we have to break camp and move with the cloud!
I could spend weeks on this, but I have to go on.
“Who is Israel”? Therefore, remember that at one time you were Gentiles, (heathens) in the flesh, called Uncircumcision by those who called themselves Circumcision, in the flesh made with hands. Remember that you were at that time separated (living apart) from Messiah (excluded from all part in him), the KJV says here: from the commonwealth of Israel; utterly estranged and outlawed from the rights of Israel as a nation, and strangers with no share in the sacred compacts of the (Messianic) promise (with no knowledge of or right in God’s agreements, His covenants). And you had no hope (no promise); you were in the world without God. But now in Messiah Jesus, you who were once so far away, through (by, in) the blood of Messiah have been brought near. For He is (Himself) our peace (our bond of unity and harmony). He has made us BOTH (Jew and Gentile) ONE BODY, and has broken down (destroyed, abolished) the hostile dividing wall between us, by abolishing in His (own crucified) flesh the enmity caused by the law with it’s decrees and ordinances……; that He from the two might create in Himself ONE NEW MAN (one new quality of humanity out of the two), making peace. And He designed to reconcile to God BOTH (Jew and Gentile), united in a SINGLE BODY by means of the cross, thereby killing the mutual enmity and bringing the feud to an end. And He came and preached the glad tidings of peace to you who were afar off and peace to those who were near. For it is through Him that we BOTH, whether far off or near, now have an introduction (access) by one Holy Spirit to the Father, so that we are able to approach Him. THEREFORE you are NO LONGER outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the saints (Gods own people,consecrated and set apart for Himself); and you belong to God’s own household. You are BUILT upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Messiah Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone. IN HIM the WHOLE structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) INTO A HOLY TEMPLE in the Lord, a sanctuary dedicated, consecrated, and sacred to the presence of the Lord. In Him, and IN FELLOWSHIP WITH ONE ANOTHER you yourselves also are being BUILT UP (into this structure) with the rest, to FORM a fixed abode (dwelling place) of God in (by, through) the Spirit. For THIS reason (because I preached that you are thus BUILT UP TOGETHER, I, Paul, am the prisoner of Jesus the Messiah FOR THE SAKE AND ON THE BEHALF OF you Gentiles…..and that the mystery (secret) was made known to me and I was allowed to comprehend it by direct revelation…..when you read this you can understand my insight into the mystery of Messiah. This mystery was NEVER DISCLOSED TO HUMAN BEINGS IN PAST GENERATIONS as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles (consecrated messengers) and prophets by the Holy Spirit. IT IS THIS: THAT THE GENTILES ARE TO BE FELLOW HEIRS WITH THE JEWS, members of the SAME BODY and JOINT PARTAKERS (sharing) in the same divine promise in Messiah through their acceptance of the glad tidings of the Gospel…….To me, though I am the very least of all the saints (God’s consecrated people), this grace (favor, privilege) was granted and graciously entrusted: to proclaim to the Gentiles the unending (boundless, fathomless, incalculable, and exhaustless) riches of Messiah (wealth which no human being could have searched out), Also to ENLIGHTEN ALL MEN AND MAKE PLAIN TO THEM WHAT IS THE PLAN (REGARDING THE GENTILES and providing for the salvation of all men) OF THE MYSTERY KEPT HIDDEN THROUGH THE AGES AND CONCEALED UNTILL NOW in (the mind of God Who created all things by Messiah Jesus…..The purpose is that through the ekklesia the manifold , many sided wisdom of God in all it’s infinite variety and innumerable aspects might now be made known to the angelic rulers and authorities (principalities and powers) in the heavenly sphere. Ephesians 2:11-22, 3:1-10