September 13, 2011 – Jew or Gentile God?

‎”Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised (the Jews) by faith and the uncircumcised (the gentiles) through that same faith.” Romans 3:29-30.

As I read through this verse this a.m. I thought,  ‘How ironic that today most people see God as the God of the gentiles and NOT the God of the Jews.’ Let us never forget … “Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the Torah, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.” (Rom. 9:4-5).

Galatians 3:28

Galatians 3:28

What is significant; however, about this verse is that all men, whether Jew (circumcised) or Gentile (uncircumcised), are justified by faith in the Messiah Yeshua and nothing else.  It is FAITH alone that brings all men (and women) to the Father.    There is no other way to enter the Kingdom of Heaven except by faith in Yeshua and being born again of  water and the Spirit.

It is faith in the work of Messiah on the cross and His resurrection that re-grafts those of the circumcision who were cut off by unbelief, the natural branches,  back onto their own Olive Tree of Israel (Romans 11).  It is faith in the work of Messiah on the cross and His resurrection that grafts those of the uncircumcision, the wild olive branches, who never had belief, into the Olive Tree at all.  Both remain there by faith; both can be ‘cut off’ again if they lose faith.

Without Messiah, we are nothing, have nothing and will become nothing.  With faith in Messiah who is Lord over all, together as Jew and Gentile, we are all adopted as sons and daughters into the Kingdom by the Father and Yeshua is our brother, we all have the divine glory of the Father in our lives, we all have the covenants (of which there are many), we all have the fullness of Torah as a guidebook for life lived out in the example of Yeshua,  we all can know and understand the temple worship (which God established as perfect worship and will be one day restored on this earth)  and we all have the promises (which include warnings as well as blessings).  We even all have the patriarchs of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as part of our ancestry and spiritual history.

“So then, no more boasting …! All things are yours, whether …  the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are of Messiah, and Messiah is of God” (1 Corinthians 3:20).

©Tent Stake Ministries

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