ISRAEL: Did You Know That There is a Forbidden Chapter in the Tanakh? See Here What You Have Been Missing

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When I was a child growing up in the synagogue, our father would say to us:

“Jesus was a good man, and if the world would live by his teachings, it would be a better place – BUT……..He wasn’t who he said he was.”

As I thought about my fathers words, I couldn’t help but see the contradiction in terms. Good men don’t lie. So, this prompted me to search for the truth about this man, Jesus. Who was he?  What was being kept from us, if anything.

I saw the joy in the lives of Christians. I felt a sense of jealousy at their celebration of the birth of Jesus. I continued my quest for the truth.

It was after a tragedy befell my family that I met Christians who shared the Gospel with me. It was so crystal clear that this man, Jesus, loved me and had died for me.  I had found the truth and my life has never been the same.

I found out from another Jewish believer that there was a part of Scripture that I may not have seen from the Tanakh. She showed me Isaiah 53.

It has been hidden from you for centuries by rabbis who felt that they were doing the right thing.

Isn’t it time for you to see what these Scriptures say?

ISAIAH 53:

Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
He was taken from prison and from judgment,
And who will declare His generation?
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
And they made His grave with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
Because He poured out His soul unto death,
And He was numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.

It is the prayer of my heart for my people to know that our Messiah did come, but we knew Him not.  I understand that believing that Jesus (Yeshua) is our Messiah will create many problems within your families – I know this first hand. My extended family disowned me.  It is worth losing family to come into a relationship with the Messiah, Yeshua!

Yeshua knew that we would experience these problems with our families. He said:

“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’;  and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’  He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 10:34-39)

If you are convinced that Yeshua IS the Messiah of Israel, I want you to know how you can know Him and be saved:

HOW TO BE SAVED

May G-d bless you and keep you.

Shalom b’Yeshua

WHO ARE WE IN CHRIST?

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Many Christians struggle for years about who they are in Christ……what really happened the day they repented and trusted Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins.

This struggle comes in part by the spiritual attack of the enemy of our souls. Do we think that Satan will leave us alone once we belong to the Lord Jesus Christ? It is his mission to torment, confuse and lie to the brethren.

The other reason that Christians struggle with their identity in Christ is because they neglect the Word of God. God wrote everything we need to know as His children in His Word.

The Word talks about our Spiritual Armor:

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6: 11-17).

FROM COMPELLINGTRUTH.ORG

Who are we in Christ?

The changes we experience as we accept Christ are so radical we are considered “new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” This “new creation” is the Greek kainos, which means “something just made which is unlike anything else in existence.” We are not cleaned out or covered over; we are as new as the world on the first day of creation. This newness manifests itself in our spiritual condition, our relationships, and our hearts.

Spiritually, in Christ we are alive for the first time. Ephesians 2:1 describes the old self as “dead in [its] trespasses and sins.” Our new self is at peace with God (Romans 5:1) and alive in Christ (Ephesians 2:4-5). In addition, God has conformed us to His image (Romans 8:29), and releases us from condemnation (Romans 8:1).

In our relationship with God, we are no longer His enemies, we are His children. Romans 3:10-11 describes the old self: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.” Romans 5:10 describes the old self as enemies of God. Hosea 2:23 (NIV), however, predicts the change of God’s heart toward us: “I will say to those called ‘Not my people,’ ‘You are my people’; and they will say, ‘You are my God.'” And Galatians 3:26 announces the arrival of our new position in Christ: “for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.”

With regard to other people, in Christ we are part of a family. Where once we were “strangers and aliens,” we are now “fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). The old self is alone, but the new is part of “one body, and each member belongs to all the others” (Romans 12:5 NIV). Not only a part, but an irreplaceable part (1 Corinthians 12:18) of a cohesive whole (1 Corinthians 12:25-26).

Personally, our new hearts mean our character can change. We become less concerned with the world, and more concerned with living as God intends (Romans 12:2). We care more about others, and less about ourselves (Philippians 2:3-4). When we accepted Christ, God automatically took us as His children and established us into the church family. Our heart changes, however, are gradual (2 Corinthians 3:18). We possess a new heart (Ezekiel 11:19), but we need to intentionally train it (2 Peter 1:5-2). This is only possible because the new self is released from sin and death and free to follow God (Romans 8:6-8).

In Christ we are a new creation, and this newness affects every area of our lives. For the first time, we become spiritually alive. We go from being God’s enemies to His children. We have a new life as a part of a new family. And we are free to follow God and care about others. In Christ, we become more like Christ. [1]- source

Watch Dr. Charles Stanley explain your FREEDOM IN CHRIST:

It is the prayer of my heart that this article would help even one of God’s children to understand who Jesus really is, and who they are in Him.

Blessings in Christ

MARANATHA!