CONCERNING GENTILES, ONE COULD ASK THIS QUESTION:
How Do Gentiles Begin
"Fellow Citizens" Of
CONCERNING A NATURAL-BORN ISRAELITE, ONE COULD ASK THIS QUESTION:
How might a
natural-born Israelite become
CUT-OFF from being a citizen of
FIRST, LET'S DEAL WITH HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF ISRAEL:
HOW DOES A “GENTILE” GET STARTED ON THE PATH?
Voodoo priest & John Paul II - neither are partaking in the Covenant of Yahuah, and are “Gentiles”.
To the pope,
“the path” is the “sacraments” of the RCC. The "path" for Israel is
the Covenant (Torah), and Yahushua is the Mediator of the Covenant. A
person must live (abide) in Yahuah's "Word", but people don't seem to know what
that "Word" is.
The "path" for Israel is the Covenant (Torah), and Yahushua is the Mediator of the Covenant. A person must live (abide) in Yahuah's "Word", but people don't seem to know what that "Word" is.
Deu 18:18,19 “‘I shall raise up for them a Prophet like you out of the midst of their brothers. And I shall put My Words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.
‘And it shall be, the man who does not listen to My Words which He speaks in My Name, I require it of him.”
“Yerushalayim, Yerushalayim, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to her! How often I wished to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but you would not!
“See, your House is left to you laid waste. And truly I say to you, you shall by no means see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who is coming in the Name of Yahuah!’ ”
(see Ps 118:26)
What did Mosheh bring to the people of the Earth?
Mosheh functioned as the mediator of the Covenant.
The Prophet “like him” also brings this Covenant with Him, and He is the Mediator of it.
It is the COVENANT that all men rebel against:
Rom 8:5-9 “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the matters of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the matters of the Spirit.
For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace.
Because the mind of the flesh is enmity (hatred) towards Elohim, for it does not subject itself to the Torah of Elohim, neither indeed is it able,
and those who are in the flesh are unable to please Elohim.
But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Messiah, this one is not His.”
Like Mosheh, the Spirit of Messiah Yahushua brings His Covenant to us, this time writing it upon our hearts instead of stone, overcoming the mind (point of view) of the flesh, giving us a love for His Covenant.
As long as a person remains outside the Covenant, they remain a "Gentile". The Covenant is His "Word".
There are Ten Words we are to live by, and they are light to our path, and a lamp to our feet. These "Commandments" are considered shackles to those of "the world". The Hebrew "ASERETH HA'DABARIM" literally means the Ten Words.
If a natural-born
Israelite departs from living according to the Covenant, they are “CUT OFF” from
HERE ARE A FEW
WAYS TO BE CUT OFF FROM
Exo 12:15 “‘Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. Indeed on the first day you cause leaven to cease from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that being shall be cut off from Yisra’ĕl.”
Exo 30:31-33 “And speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘This is a set-apart anointing oil to Me throughout your generations.
‘It shall not be poured on the flesh of a man, and make no other like it, according to its composition. It is set-apart, it is set-apart to you. ‘Whoever compounds any like it, or whoever puts any of it on a stranger, shall be cut off from his people.’ ”
Exo 31:12-17 “And Yahuah spoke to Mosheh, saying,
And you, speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, Yahuah, am setting you apart.
‘And you shall guard the Sabbath, for it is set-apart to you. Everyone who profanes it shall certainly be put to death, for anyone who does work on it, that being shall be cut off from among his people.
‘Six days work is done, and on the seventh is a Sabbath of rest, set-apart to Yahuah. Everyone doing work on the Sabbath day shall certainly be put to death.
‘And the children of Yisra’ĕl shall guard the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant.
‘Between Me and the children of Yisra’ĕl it is a sign forever. For in six days
made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was
KARATH: CUT-OFF, PERISH
Living without “the law” (lawless), a person is “perishing”, and is not in the “Covenant” (living by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of Yahuah), and that person is believing falsehood:
2Th 2:7-12: “For the secret of lawlessness is already at work – only until he who now restrains comes out of the midst.
And then the lawless one shall be revealed, whom the Master shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth and bring to naught with the manifestation of His coming.
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood,
and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those perishing, because they did not receive the love of the Truth, in order for them to be saved.
And for this reason Elohim sends them a working of delusion, for them to believe the falsehood,
in order that all should be judged who did not believe the Truth, but have delighted in the unrighteousness.”
the inheritance of
Yahuah is the
The land is
the inheritance of
Without the Covenant, the land isn't even an issue to discuss!
Without the Covenant, the land isn't even an issue to discuss!
In turn, One cannot be both a
Gentile and of Israel. Enjoining to Yahuah through His only Covenant means
that the "former" Gentile is a new creature; an Israelite. Former
"natural branches" that were broken-off may be grafted back into the "olive
tree" (Israel), which is what we are seeing done today all around the Earth.
One cannot be both a Gentile and of Israel. Enjoining to Yahuah through His only Covenant means that the "former" Gentile is a new creature; an Israelite. Former "natural branches" that were broken-off may be grafted back into the "olive tree" (Israel), which is what we are seeing done today all around the Earth.
is heresy; it is the belief that
the Covenant people,
Act 20:32: “And now, brothers, I commit you to Elohim and to the Word of His favor, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those having been set apart."
Covenant is the SECRET of Yahuah, hidden in plain sight, that Yahuah makes known
to His people,
Psa 127:1 “If Yahuah does not build the house, Its builders have labored for nothing. If Yahuah does not guard the city, the watchman has stayed awake for nothing.”
What then of the denominations?
Throwing out Torah and building without it may have good intentions, but the “foundation” must be Torah.
What of the United Nations?
The builders have labored for nothing if their house was not “built” by Yahuah.
What is a Gentile? The modern dictionary definition is:
1. One who is not of the Jewish faith or is of a non-Jewish nation.
2. A Christian.
3. Archaic: A pagan or heathen.
4. Used in Vulgate to translate Gk. ethnikos, from ta ethne "the nations," which translated Heb. ha goyim "the nations." Used during 14c. to mean both "one who is not a Christian" and "one who is not a Jew."
As you can see, the various definitions of "Gentile" are in opposition to one another! One says "A Christian", while another says "one who is not a Christian".
The interpretation of the term “Gentile” has changed over time, and was influenced by one’s point of view. From the perspective of Yisrael, a Gentile was a person that worshipped IDOLS, and did not partake of the Covenant between Yahuah and Yisrael.
Therefore, anyone who does not obey the Covenant of Yahuah is a Pagan or heathen. Even civilized people are deceived about this, because obeying only part of the Covenant is not acceptable, and such teachings are not of the Truth.
“Jewish faith” today means Torah + Talmud, which is also known as “Rabbinical Judaism”, the modern practices of the Pharisees, devoid of any belief in Yahushua, the Messiah of Israel. They hold “the Covenant” as their national treasure, yet fail to share it with the nations, or “Gentiles”. In fact, they even discourage “Gentiles” from obeying the Covenant, causing them to be without Elohim Yahuah, and without hope. Here is how Shaul (Paul) described the condition of “Gentiles”:
Eph 2:1-22 “And you were dead in trespasses and sins,
in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once lived in the lusts of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, as also the rest.
But Elohim, who is rich in compassion, because of His great love with which He loved us,
even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Messiah – by favour you have been saved –
and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenlies in Messiah Yahushua,
in order to show in the coming ages the exceeding riches of His favor in kindness toward us in Messiah Yahushua.
For by favor (CHASID) you have been saved, through belief, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of Elohim,
it is not by works (of men’s hands, i.e., circumcision), so that no one should boast.
For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah Yahushua unto good works, which Elohim prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh, who are called ‘the uncircumcision’ by what is called ‘the circumcision’ made in the flesh by hands,
that at that time you were without Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Yisra’ĕl and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no expectation and without Elohim in the world.
But now in Messiah Yahushua you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah.
For He is our peace, who has made both one, and having broken down the partition of the barrier,
having abolished in His flesh the enmity – the Torah of the commands in dogma – so as to create in Himself one renewed man from the two, thus making peace,
and to completely restore to favor both of them unto Elohim in one body through the stake, having destroyed the enmity by it. (hatred of Torah and division is overcome through the sacrifice of Yahushua)
And having come, He brought as Good News (BESORAH) peace to you who were far off, and peace to those near.
Because through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the set-apart ones and members of the household of Elohim, having been built upon the foundation of the emissaries and prophets, יהושע Messiah Himself being chief corner-stone,
in whom all the building, being joined together, grows into a set-apart
in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of Elohim in the Spirit.
Eph 3:1-12 Because of this I, Sha’ul, am the prisoner of Yahushua Messiah on behalf of you Gentiles –
if indeed you have heard of the administration of the favor of Elohim that was given to me for you,
that by revelation was made known to me the secret, as I wrote before briefly.
In reading this, then, you are able to understand my insight into the secret of Messiah,
which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His set-apart emissaries and prophets:
The Gentiles to be co-heirs, united in the same body, and partakers together in the promise in Messiah through the Good News, of which I became a servant according to the gift of the favor of Elohim given to me, according to the working of His power.
To me, the very least of all the set-apart ones, this favor was given, to bring the Good News of the unsearchable riches of Messiah among the gentiles,
and to make all see how this secret is administered, which for ages past has been hidden in Elohim who created all through Yahushua Messiah,
so that now, through the assembly, the many-sided wisdom of Elohim might be known to the principalities and authorities in the heavenlies,
according to the everlasting purpose which He made in MessiahYahushua our Master, in whom we have boldness and access, with reliance, through belief in Him.
The “BESORAH” (good news) is the Covenant which Yisrael is to share with the “nations” (foreigners). Messiah Yahushua is the Mediator of the Covenant, and He brings the unsearchable riches of the Covenant to every person who believes and obeys Him.
THE TRUTH IS "INTOLERANT". Truth will not tolerate error! The Truth will not compromise with falsehood.
The Covenant is the inheritance of all
The salvation plan became tied to “sacraments”, and “sacramental grace”
dispensed through a Nicolaitane priesthood. The
seven annual Sabbaths were replaced by the "seven sacraments". Yahuah’s
inspired Word stands in direct conflict with the Catholic timeline of Dogmas,
and the establishment of the “priesthood-laity” division (Nicolaitanism).
The fact that Shaul (Paul) was not called a ring-leader of the “sect of the
Christians” (Acts 24:5) should be strong evidence that “Christianity” didn’t
exist among the early believing followers of Yahushua. To get to the root
of when “Gentiles” were first offered entry into the Covenant to become fellow
"I have been pondering over something for years and wonder if you might have the answer or can shed some light on it.
It's about the
Why did they only tell the Gentiles to abstain from meats offered to idols, from blood and from things strangled and from fornication?" 15:20, 29
The major issue at the Yerushalayim council was how to bring the former Gentiles into the fold, especially considering these folks were steeped in all sorts of Pagan ideas and practices that needed to be halted entirely. The four things they needed to change right away were those practices (4 of them) that directly dealt with how they lived and worshipped their idols. They could not serve Yahuah doing those same things! The four things had to do with what was to be stopped, and then they could continue to learn how to live according to Yahuah’s instructions by hearing “Mosheh” read in the synagogues. “Mosheh” is a reference to Torah, and the opportunity to hear it would come every weekly Shabbath.
Here is the KJV rendering of the area of the text that addresses these four things, with the concordance number for each Greek word used:
Act 15:28 For1063 it seemed good1380 to the3588 Holy40 Ghost,4151 and2532 to us,2254 to lay2007 upon you5213 no3367 greater4119 burden922 than4133 these5130 necessary things;1876
Act 15:29 That ye abstain567 from meats offered to idols,1494 and2532 from blood,129 and2532 from things strangled,4156 and2532 from fornication:4202 from1537 which3739 if ye keep1301 yourselves,1438 ye shall do4238 well,2095 Fare ye well.4517
The Greek term “Hagios Pneuma” (Holy Ghost / Spirit) would be Ruach ha’Qodesh in Hebrew, of course. They turned single words into short phrases as their best-guess to the meaning for each Greek word. For one thing, the word “meat” is not in the sentence at all, but only the Greek terms “apechomai” (abstain) and “eidolothuton” (idol sacrifice/service/offering). This would include a great deal, such as participating in ANY pattern of Pagan idol servitude, such as going to a party and lifting a cup to toast “the gods”, or celebrating on a day that is only derived from a Pagan background (such as Saturnalia), even if it had been “cleansed” and turned into another meaning. And, it would also include the offering of “meat” to an idol. But we know that Shaul explained that we could eat the meat that had been offered to an idol, but not if it caused a brother to stumble (1 Cor. 8:4). Eating meat and offering it to an idol are two different things.
The word “blood” (aima) can mean literally eating blood because an animal had been throttled and not properly “bled” before cooking it, but it can also be taken to mean “bloodshed” - so both interpretations are certainly applicable.
To take this short message as it is without understanding the context and what the Gentiles were used to doing, and claim that people born out of the Covenant may do whatever they wish except for the four things, is misinterpreting a great deal. If this were the case, it would mean that former Gentiles (who have become fellow citizens of Yisra’el through the covenants) could covet, lie, misuse Yahuah’s Name (cast it to ruin), ignore Shabbath, bully and misuse their parents, and still be fine with Yahuah. The 4 things all seem to point to the practices that went on at the Pagan temples, including “porneia”, which was central to idol-worship, through the temple prostitutes.
After stopping their idolatrous patterns of living, the next step for these who were “turning” to Yahuah was to hear the instructions of Yahuah:
Act 15:21 For1063 Moses3475 of old time1537, 744, 1074 hath2192 in every city2596, 4172 them that preach2784 him,846 being read314 in1722 the3588 synagogues4864 every2596, 3956 Sabbath day.4521
that Christianity managed to miss this blatant reference to the weekly Shabbath.
It must be a stronghold (teaching of error), because the word “Sabbath” is used
over twice as much in the Renewed Covenant Writings than in the other
four-fifths of Scripture (known as the “Old Testament”).
A former Gentile who repents of sinning against Yahuah’s Torah, and
accepts Yahushua’s blood offering as the permanent solution as payment for all
their sins, then joins as a fellow citizen of
Act 2:36“Therefore let all the house of Yisra’ĕl know for certain that Elohim has made this Yahushua, whom you impaled, both Master and Messiah.”
Act 2:37And having heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Kĕpha and the rest of the emissaries, “Men, brothers, what shall we do?”
Act 2:38And Kĕpha said to them, “Repent, and let each one of you be immersed in the Name of יהושע Messiah for the forgiveness of sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Set-apart Spirit.
Act 2:39“For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are far off, as many asYahuah our Elohim shall call.”
“To the Torah and the Testimony! If they do not speak according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them.” YeshaYahu (Is.) 8:20
The Covenant /Marriage Contract (BRITH) Ex 20:1-17
ASERETH HA’DABARIM (10 WORDS) Yahuah’s Covenant, our wedding vows:
“And Elohim spoke all these Words:
Yahuah your Elohim,
who brought you out of
You shall have no other elohim before My face.
2. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the Earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, Yahuah your Elohim, am a jealous Elohim, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand [ generations] of those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
3. You shall not cast (NASA, send) the Name of Yahuah your Elohim to ruin(SHOAH, destruction), for Yahuah will not hold anyone guiltless who casts His Name to ruin.
4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it qodesh.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahuah your Elohim.
On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days Yahuah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day.
Therefore Yahuah blessed the Sabbath day and made it qodesh.
5. Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land Yahuah your Elohim is giving you.
6. You shall not murder.
(Two words: LO RATSACH, NO KILL)
7. You shall not adulterate (break wedlock)
(Two words: LO NA’APH, NO BREAK WEDLOCK)
8. You shall not steal.
(Two words: LO GANAB, NO STEAL)
9. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
“The secret of Yahuah is with those who fear Him, And He makes His Covenant known to them.” Psa 25:14
Knowledge of sin allows the opportunity to REPENT from sin against the Covenant, which defines sin.
Act 2:36-39 “Therefore let all the house of Yisra’ĕl know for certain that Elohim has made this Yahushua, whom you impaled, both Master and Messiah.”
And having heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Kĕpha and the rest of the emissaries, “Men, brothers, what shall we do?”
And Kĕpha said to them, “Repent, and let each one of you be immersed in the Name of Yahushua Messiah for the forgiveness of sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Set-apart Spirit. “For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are far off, as many as Yahuah our Elohim shall call.” See also YirmeYahu (Jer.) 3
Covenant is the SECRET of Yahuah, hidden in plain sight, that Yahuah makes known
to His people,
Mat 28:16-20 “And the eleven taught ones went away into Galil, to the mountain which Yahushua had appointed for them.
And when they saw Him, they bowed to Him, but some doubted.
And Yahushua came up and spoke to them, saying,
‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
‘Therefore, go and make taught ones of all the nations, immersing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Set-apart Spirit,
teaching them to guard all that I have commanded you. And see, I am with you always, until the end of the age.’ Amĕn.”
The nations are to obey
that Yahuah commanded
“Replacement theology” is false teaching, and here is the evidence:
Rom 11:1-25 “I say then, has Elohim rejected His people? Let it not be! For I also am a Yisra’ĕlite, of the seed of Aḇraham, of the tribe of Binyamin.
Elohim has not rejected His people whom He knew beforehand. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Ěliyahu, how he pleads with Elohim against Yisra’ĕl, saying,
‘Yahuah, they have killed Your prophets and overthrown Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life’?
But what does the answer of Elohim say to him? “I have left for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baʽal.”
So therefore also, at this present time a remnant according to the choice of favor has come to be.
And if by favor, it is no longer of works, otherwise favor is no longer favor. And if it is of works, it is no longer favour, otherwise work is no longer work.
What then? Yisra’ĕl has not obtained what it seeks, but the chosen did obtain it, and the rest were hardened.
As it has been written, “Yahuah has given them a spirit of deep sleep, eyes not to see and ears not to hear, unto this day.”
Dawiḏ also says, “Let their table become for a snare, and for a trap, and for a stumbling-block and a recompense to them,
let their eyes be darkened, not to see, and bow down their back always.”
I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Let it not be! But by their fall deliverance has come to the gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.
And if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their completeness!
For I speak to you, the Gentiles, inasmuch as I am an emissary to the gentiles, I esteem my service,
if somehow I might provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them.
For if their casting away is the restoration to favor of the world, what is their acceptance but life from the dead?
Now if the first-fruit is set-apart, the lump is also. And if the root is set-apart, so are the branches.
And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, have been grafted in among them, and came to share the root and fatness of the olive tree,
do not boast against the branches. And if you boast, remember: you do not bear the root, but the root bears you!
You shall say then, “The branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.”
Good! By unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by belief. Do not be arrogant, but fear.
For if Elohim did not spare the natural branches, He might not spare you either.
See then the kindness and sharpness of Elohim: on those who fell sharpness, but toward you kindness, if you continue in His kindness, otherwise you also shall be cut off.
And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, shall be grafted in, for Elohim is able to graft them in again.
For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree, how much more shall these who are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
For I do not wish you to be ignorant of this secret, brothers, lest you should be wise in your own estimation, that hardening in part has come over Yisra’ĕl, until the completeness of the Gentiles has come in.”
Mat 7:13-29 “Enter in through the narrow gate! Because the gate is wide – and the way is broad – that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter in through it.
“Because the gate is narrow and the way is hard pressed which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
“But beware of the false prophets,1 who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are savage wolves.
“By their fruits you shall know them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles?
“So every good tree yields good fruit, but a rotten tree yields wicked fruit.
“A good tree is unable to yield wicked fruit, and a rotten tree to yield good fruit.
“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
“So then, by their fruits you shall know them –
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens.
“Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’
“And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does them, shall be like a wise man who built his house on the rock,
and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
“And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not do them, shall be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand,
and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat on that house, and it fell, and great was its fall.”
And it came to be, when Yahushua had ended these words, that the people were astonished at His teaching,
for He was teaching them as one possessing authority, and not as the scribes.
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