Think on this: “Remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ….”His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace… “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.” (Ephesians 2:12-12, 15, 19-20)
Pray on this: Gracious Father, help your people, Jew and Gentile alike to flesh out their oneness in the Messiah. Holy Spirit, do your sovereign work on drawing believing Jews and Gentiles to the Messiah and thus making us one. In Jesus name, AMEN!
Jim’s report of the words that the rabbi spoke at the close of the meeting in Washington, closely parallels something I heard a few years ago when my wife and I were in Israel for Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). The Assistant Minister of Tourism spoke one evening and said something to this effect: “We Jews are waiting for Messiah to come. You Christians are waiting for Messiah to return. But when He comes, we will all worship Him together.” Whether he realized it or not, this man was acknowledging that the Messiah, who is coming for the Jews and the Christians, is the same individual. Baruk HaShem! (Blessed be The Name)
Praise the Name of the Lord, His holy Name