I have known for a while some of the history of the early church and how the Messianic Jews and Messianic non-Jews came to be split apart. But there were details I heard today that I did not know…specifics that broke my heart. I am sure they broke our Abba’s heart, too, although I also know they did not catch Him by surprise. He knew it would happen and He used it for His purposes, letting nothing to to waste. Still…how heartbreaking and what an indictment!
Like Dani’el and Nechemyah/Nehemiah felt the guilt of their nation, I feel the guilt of my people. So much anti-Semitism that drove the Messianic Jews out of the assemblies in attempts to strip them of their identity. Yet, in the scriptures we see that they were Jewish, first and foremost, and they remained Jewish to the end. Yeshua remained Jewish. Paul remained Jewish. All the early Jewish believers remained Jewish. It is right there for anyone to plainly see if you are open to it. How arrogant we have been!
How sad the adversary, hasatan, was able to work through the hearts of men to incite hatred for a people group, namely…the Jews, whether Messianic or not!
This link will take you to the specific teaching I heard today. 23513696 What a lesson in history. I pray that more non-Jews will realize what they have been grafted in to and will become grateful. We are not “better than” and we did NOT replace them. It is high time we learn the truth about history and about our place in it. It is high time we study ALL of the scriptures and open our eyes to what is really being said in them. It is very humbling.