Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, For you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Hosea 14:1
I have been involved in Messianic Ministries for a good many years. God has laid it upon my heart to bring His Gospel to His Chosen People, the Jews. There are quite a few mission fields out there, each as important as the next. Some are called to reach MBB (Muslim Background Believers), others are sent off to the remotest parts of the globe. ALL are dutiful to the Command of Jesus to bring forth this Gospel to all the ends of the earth. (Matt 28:16-20).
One of the perks of my ministry is re-connecting to the Jewish Roots (not to be confused with Hebrew Roots Movement Heresy) of our Christian faith. After all we are grafted into the Olive Tree, read Romans 11:11-31. Every Biblical Holiday is a shadow of Christ to Come, as were fulfilled in the spring feast. The fall feast will be fulfilled when Jesus returns. Yesterday was Shabbat Shuvah (Sabbath of Return) which is a traditional Jewish Sabbath that falls between Yom Teruah (Rosh Hashanah) And Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Shuvah literally, Return!
Here is a Messianic Jewish Pastor covering the Subject:
Perhaps I’m partial to this as I am a flawed person and fall short more than I like. It is a reassurance of God’s grace to us. It’s a theme of repentance and God ALWAYS welcoming back the Prodigal son.
And rend your heart and not your garments.” Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil. (Joel 2:13)
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:8)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
If Almighty God will restore His people for all they had done. How much more will he restore us for what we have done. Because of His namesake He Keeps His word. It is in this that Our salvation assurance is secure. God can not fail, can not lie, and cannot deny Himself.
If you’re a believer and are living sinfully, repent and return to your Father today. Return to Him and He will welcome you into Loving arms.
If you’re not a believer or are unsure if your name is inscribed in the Lambs Book of life. Come to Him TODAY and RIGHT NOW! Do not wait and gamble with your eternity.
for He says, “AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU, AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.” Behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION” (2 Corinthians 6:2)
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Well said. He is calling, “oh, sinner, come home.”
Indeed He is calling “Oh Sinner, come home.”Thank you for this piece, Brian.
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