Shalom and good morning. Our teaching this morning will be from Genesis 28.10-15
READ GENESIS 28.10-15
GOD gave the Abrahamic Covenant to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the Jewish People forever. GOD also makes His Covenant available to NON- Jewish people as well. So, what must non-Jewish folk do for GOD to bless them with this Covenant?
The Abrahamic Covenant is irrevocable. It is irreversible, it cannot be changed or altered. It is final and permanent, and it lasts forever. And from the words spoken by GOD to Jacob in Verses 13-15, The Abrahamic Covenant in short is this. GOD is The GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and The Jewish people forever. GOD has blessed them with His Jewish Messiah Yeshua, Who as Matthew 1.21 says, “For He shall save His people from their sins”. GOD has also given His people the land of Israel for an everlasting possession. For many, the land of Israel could mean our permanent home in the Millennium in Israel and New Jerusalem in Heaven. The Abrahamic Covenant also promises that GOD will always be with His people, protect them wherever they go, and will never leave them, ever.
So, again, The Abrahamic Covenant is given to The Jewish People, but He also makes it available to others, to those who are not Jewish, for GOD to be THEIR GOD, to bless them with His Messiah Yeshua, and as The LORD says in Hosea 2.23, “And I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy, and I will say to them which were not My people, you are My people; and they shall say, you are my GOD”. However, is just saying I believe in Jesus enough for GOD to bless those who are not Jewish with His Covenant, The Abrahamic Covenant? Or is more required and expected, even demanded to receive His Covenant?
Let’s quickly say this, as Paul teaches in Ephesians 2.8-9, “For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves. It is a gift of GOD, not of works lest any man should boast”. That is, we don’t have to do anything to receive the gift of believing in Yeshua. It’s a gift from GOD. Again, is just saying I believe in Jesus enough for GOD to bless others with The Abrahamic Covenant, or is more expected? Of course, more is expected from The LORD GOD. More is required than just saying I believe in Jesus to receive His Abrahamic Covenant and all His Covenants. Hebrews 4.11 teaches, “Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief”. The correct walk with GOD and Messiah takes labor; work. It takes more than just saying I believe in Jesus.
Thus, when the Chosen and Elect who are not Jewish do what GOD requires, you join in with GOD’s Chosen People, His Jewish People and become a fellow heir together in the Abrahamic Covenant, and all GOD’s Covenants and all His promises and blessings, having hope and having His Messiah. You become fully part of GOD’s Chosen People because you did and you do what GOD requires of you.
GOD’s Plan for those who are not Jewish to join in with His Chosen People began some 3,500 years ago when a mixed multitude or non-Israelites joined The Children of Israel during the Exodus when GOD led them out of Egypt to the promised land, the land of Israel. And the time was the first Passover. GOD clearly spelled out His requirements for The Children of Israel and the strangers with them, those who were not of the Children of Israel. Those requirements GOD gave them 3,500 years ago, or His Laws and Commandments are everlasting. THEY NEVER CHANGE. They are not only for the Children of Israel and the strangers with them but for ALL mankind, for GOD says in Deuteronomy 32.1, “Hear O earth”, that is, listen and obey. “Hear O earth the words of My mouth”. GOD’s words, laws and commandments are for everyone. Messiah teaches in Matthew 4.4, “Man shall live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of GOD”.
EXODUS 12.43-49 at the Exodus
EXODUS 12.38 MIXED MULTITUDE – if you will, Jews and non-Jews.
EXODUS 12.43 ORDINANCE – KHOOKAH – Law and Commandments
No stranger shall eat the Passover (Lamb).
STRANGER – BEN NAYKHAR – son or daughter of a foreigner, not of the Children of Israel.
EXODUS 12.44 When a male servant, non-Israelite, is circumcised, he is allowed to participate in the Passover. We’ll speak of circumcision in a minute or two.
EXODUS 12.45 Each person was to remain in their house in observing The Passover.
No bones of The Passover Lamb were to be broken. Not one of Messiah’s bones was broken when He was killed. He is our Passover Lamb for atonement of our sins..
EXODUS 12.47 The requirements to observe the Passover are for all Jewish people and the stranger that joins in. To eat nothing leavened during the 7 days of Passover. No bread or pastry, etc.
EXODUS 12.48 Men not of the Children of Israel had to be circumcised to keep The Passover. All Israelite males were circumcised on the 8th day after their birth.
LUKE 2.21, GALATIANS 2.3 We’ll delve more into that shortly.
EXODUS 12.49 Here is the requirement for the NON-JEWISH Believer in The Jewish Messiah. You must obey the Law given to The Children of Israel. It is GOD’s Commandment. “One Law shall be to him that is homeborn, The Israelite, The Jewish person, and to the stranger that dwells among you.” This IS NOT CONVERTING to Judaism but doing what GOD requires. And GOD’s Laws never change.
What are some of GOD’s Laws? Observe Saturday Sabbath, the 7th day. Sunday never was the sabbath and never will be the sabbath. Observe GOD’s Festivals found in Leviticus 23, and keep His food Laws found in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. GOD’s Laws never change and they are for all mankind.
Now, let’s discuss circumcision. My thinking why non-Jewish male Believers do not require circumcision comes from Messiah’s words in
VERSE 18 THIS ROCK – the rock or foundation is Yeshua.
– MY CHURCH – EKKLAYSEEAH – called out from the world of sin. That is, those who are called out by GOD to obey Him and become like Yeshua, obedient to His Laws and Commandments.
– Not prevail – not defeat us. We will never see hell.
VERSE 19 WHATSOEVER YOU SHALL BIND on earth, i.e., put under AN OBLIGATION, A REQUIREMENT, will be required in Heaven by GOD.
WHATSOEVER YOU SHALL LOOSE, or NOT require, on earth such as circumcision for non-Jewish male Believers, will not be required in Heaven by GOD.
Thus I believe Messiah’s Disciples asked Him to release or loosen non-Jewish male Believers from the requirement of circumcision, and He agreed, and said yes.
NUMBERS 9.14, NUMBERS 15.13-16, 1 JOHN 5.3
uncircumcised in heart is rejecting and willfully not obeying The Law of Moses and GOD’s Commandments.
The Day of Atonement.
AFFLICT your souls – be humble and submit to The LORD.
LEVITICUS 24.22 Again, 1 Law for both Jewish and non-Jewish Pe
However, The King of Israel can never be non-Jewish, a stranger, a gentile. He must be Jewish. The Messiah Who is King of Israel is Jewish.
DEUTERONOMY 17.14-15, 18-20
And Messiah is GOD ISAIAH 43.15
Man has led mankind astray even today. And as Yeshua says, “The blind lead the blind and both will fall into a ditch. (Matthew 15.14) But GOD says, obey Him, keep His Sabbath and His Covenant, His Word, Law and Commandments and you will see Him in His Holy Mountain in the Millennium and throughout eternity.
The New Covenant which is The New Testament requires everyone to obey GOD’s Law of Moses. It is written.
When we receive Messiah, it is a gift of GOD, GOD puts His Law in our hearts to obey. satan’s M.O. is to lead us astray to disobey GOD. satan never changes. he is a murderer to those he leads astray, and a liar who does not stand in the truth. Because there is no truth in him.
Paul teaches a metaphor, sort of a word picture of the elect non-Jewish Believers joining the Jewish Believers and becoming fully part of GOD’s Chosen People, inheriting all GOD’s Covenants, promises, blessings, hope and Messiah that all lead to eternal life in Heaven.
VERSE 16 FIRSTFRUIT – the dough for the showbread in The Temple is Holy.
THE LUMP – The showbread in The Temple is Holy.
THE ROOT IS HOLY – The root of the olive tree, which is Israel. The root is GOD and Messiah Who requires all to obey His Law. As it is written, 1 law shall be for both you of The Congregation and also for the stranger that dwells with you.
VERSE 17 BROKEN OFF BRANCHES – unbelieving Jews
YOU BEING A WILD OLIVE TREE: WILD – Webster’s – not subject to regulation, that is, from a group not obedient to GOD. Now you are a Believer in Messiah obeying GOD’s Law and Commandments.
GRAFTED IN among them, The Jewish Believers. You are now joined into the Believing Jewish Community along with the Apostles, Prophets and Yeshua Himself, becoming fully part of GOD’s Chosen People.
PARTAKE IN THE ROOT, which is GOD, and the fatness of the olive tree. Now being fully part of GOD’s Chosen People because you believe in Messiah and obey GOD’s Law, you receive His Abrahamic Covenant, adn all His Covenants, promises, blessings, hope and Messiah, everything wonderful promised to His Jewish People that leads to Heaven.
ROMANS 11.22 But we must continue in obedience to GOD lest He removes us from His Chosen.
ROMANS 11.23 Jewish People who turn from unbelief in Messiah and disobedience to GOD, who now believe in Messiah and obey GOD, are grafted back in and become part of GOD’s family, His Chosen and Elect.
Let’s complete this morning’s teaching with one of Messiah’s parables, the parable of the 10 virgins, just to prove how important it is for those who claim Jesus to also obey GOD, His Law and His Commandments, because the 5 virgins who did not get invited to the marriange supper of Messiah, were those who did not obey His Law. It’s that simple.
25.1 THE KINGDOM OF Heaven. GOD, and The Salvation of GOD.
VIRGINS – unmarried daughters
VERSE 2 WISE – intelligent
FOOLISH – dull and stupid
VERSE 3 No oil, no Holy Spirit. Why? Because they did not obey GOD. ACTS 5.32
MATTHEW 25.4 The wise had oil, The Holy Spirit. They believed in Messiah and obeyed GOD’s Law.
VERSE 10 READY – Prepared
-Those who were ready and prepared were Believers in Messiah and like Him, were obedient to GOD. And Messiah is GOD Almighty Who is The Lawgiver Who gave The Law to all the world using His Jewish People as witnesses to reveal it through His Written Word in The Bible.
VERSE 11-12 That’s why it is so important to obey GOD. They didn’t, and were locked out.
VERSE 13 Watch, The LORD warns, because we don’t know when Messiah will return. Messiah (Matthew 24.13) said, he or she that endures to the end will be saved. Obeying GOD is forever there are no vacations. We must endure to the end.
In conclusion, GOD never changes. He requires everybody to obey Him. The challenge is that so many live and teach disobedience to GOD. Yeshua said, the way is narrow which leads to life, and so few find it. Messiah also teaches that those who will enter The Kingdom of Heaven do the will of His Father which is in Heaven. They will obey His Law. For those who don’t (Matthew 7.23), He will say, depart from Me you worker of lawlessness. Much better to obey GOD and be blessed with His Abrahamic Covenant, and all His Covenants, and His promises and blessings, His Messiah, and hope that all lead to eternal life in Heaven, GOD’s Paradise.
Shalom and good morning. Our teaching this morning will be from Genesis 28.10-15