Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Ephraim Awakening

Skiba (and the Apostle Paul) make an interesting point. Skiba asks if it is really possible for a Gentile to be a believer. The Gentile nations were out of covenant. The word Hebrew means, ‘crossed over,’ if you have crossed over from death to life and have gone from being out of covenant to being in covenant with Yahuah, it is impossible to remain a Gentile. You are either grafted into the cultivated olive tree of Romans 11 (which is Israel) or you remain a branch on the wild olive tree, you cannot be an ‘in covenant / out of covenant’ believer. You are either in covenant or you out of covenant, either still in death, or you have crossed over into life. You are either grafted in or still a stranger on the commonwealth of Israel or you have been brought into it (Ephesians 2…) ‘That at that time ye were without Christ being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenant of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.’ Made nigh to what? To the commonwealth of Israel , the covenants of promise the hope of salvation. You cannot be a gentile believer…I ask which stick are you on [Ephraim or Judah] you better be on one of them because there is no third stick called the church…the adulteress wife (in this case Israel) was freed from the curse of the adultery by the death of Christ who is the Word of Yahuah made flesh thus the Father redeemed His Bride, Israel, through Yeshua…this is the most amazing love story ever: in order to get His Bride back, the Groom had to die. The Holman Christian Standard Bible renders Romans 7:4 a little clearer… “Wherefore my brothers, you also were put to death in relation to the law through the crucified body of the Messiah so that you may belong to another, to him who is raised from the dead that we may bear fruit for God.’ Now this makes Paul’s words to the Ephesians make a whole lot more sense (in …5:25) where it says, ‘Husbands love your wives even as Christ also loved the Church and gave himself for it.’ This verse explains why Yeshua said what he said in Matthew 24. He loved His Church, the Bride, which is Israel (as confirmed by Revelation 21 and many other scriptures) so much that He gave His own life to redeem her back to Himself…He had a big plan from the beginning, a great mystery that Paul figured out and because of Paul we can figure it out. This is the reason why Gentiles get grafted / adopted into this family: to be the Bride is to be Israel which was redeemed unto Yahuah by the death of a husband. Gentiles were never in covenant to begin with. Gentiles are out of covenant people. When you accept Christ you cross over which is what the word Hebrew actually means from death to life, once you do that you are grafted into the cultivated olive tree which is Israel. More specifically you are adopted in through the family name of Ephraim which was himself adopted by Jacob from Joseph to be his own.

1 comment:

Nvd said...

The bride of Yahshua is the NEW JERUSALEM. Yahshua is bringing His bride with Him at His second coming. May Yahweh bless you.

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