Bible enthusiast from Perth, Western Australia asks, “How do Messianic Jews pray? How does it differ from the Evangelical Movement?”
Scriptures say that “[…] if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither [does] the Elohim’s assembly” (1 Corinthians 11:16).
Aaliyah, a two years old child from South Africa, sits at her window sill waiting for daddy to come home. She tends to look out the window and see all the cars passing by; however, she recognizes daddy’s blue car as he pulls up the driveway, beeps his horn, wave at his daughter with a great big smile on his face, walks up the door and rings the doorbell. With a big happy smile on her face, Aaliyah says, “Daddy, daddy, daddy!” and runs to the door. Of course, mommy has to make sure that Aaliyah doesn’t open the door to strangers, so mommy reminds Aaliyah, “Be sure to tell mommy when the door rings, and I will open the door, ok?” With all the excitement and a big grin in her face, Aaliyah says, “Mommy, ok mommy” and nods her head yes in complete agreement.
If we’ve heard it once, we heard it several times before, false prophetic messages that claim to foretell the coming of Messiah Yeshua to the earth. The main question lingering in the minds of many is, “When can we expect Messiah to come?” Though answers vary between religious institutions, few rarely ever comfort the body of Messiah with the biblical message contained within the very Word (reference 1 Thessalonians 4:18); instead, these false prophets present upsetting messages that misguide good, honest people with many social anxieties who simply have a genuine passion for knowing biblical truths and discourage them from wanting to incline their ears to the Heavenly Father’s voice as prescribed in His Word. So, I dare to call them out on their lies and fabricated stories as they continue to misrepresent the Jewish people along with our faithful obedience to the Heavenly Father’s commandments as prescribed in Torah. As for you who follow the teachings of Messiah Yeshua, I encourage you to turn a deaf ear to these soothsayers and simply trust in the Word.
Previously, we discussed how the international body of Messiah perceives heaven, the place where the Heavenly Father established His throne as well as the source wherewith He exercises His sovereign authority over the nations of the earth (reference the study entitled “Heaven”). We’ve also discussed how the views that the gentile nations perceived within their religious assemblies differed from the biblical perspective as perceived by the international body of Messiah (reference the study entitled “Heaven (Part II)”). In this study, we discuss two biblical accounts where people attempted to usurp the Heavenly Father’s throne in heaven and the manner by which the Heavenly Father reacted at such vain attempts.
Previously, we discussed how the international body of Messiah perceives heaven, the place where the Heavenly Father established His throne as well as the source wherewith He exercises His sovereign authority over the nations of the earth (for more information, see the study entitled “Heaven”). In this study we discuss how the views of the gentile nations as perceived within their religious assemblies differ from the biblical perspective as perceived by the international body of Messiah by discussing some of the most influential origins that crept in so that we may be cautious as to how these unique views do not overwhelm us from the glorious freedom we now enjoy in Messiah Yeshua.
Many are under the impression that they will be rewarded with eternal life conditions in heaven. Some, under the pressure of risking eternal condemnation, devout most of their entire lives submitting themselves to the authority of their religious institution under the most impoverished conditions hoping that the end result will be greater than the one that they’ve suffered in this life. Yet, if these who have suffered so much were informed about what the Scriptures say about heaven, they’d possibly make better life choices for themselves and their family. Others see the falsehood in these religious leaders or such associations and simply disregard the truth that can be found within the Word. Still, it becomes important to mention what the Scriptures have to say about heaven, the biblical view that Israel’s Patriarchs had towards heaven and how its difference from idolatrous notions.
Before going any further as to what the Scriptures say, this study would like to first mention a bit about the methodology because our finds are unorthodox in comparison to what many believe.
That which I once believed to be true is no longer the same today as it was yesterday,” these were the words of Amanda Parking.
"Most Treasured Possession" by MRabbi Hillel Ben Yochanan." © 2014 Second Edition by Nehr HaOlam Publications. "In this study, we review the meaning of G-d’s most treasured possession, explain the reasons why Israel is identified as such and continues to be identified as such, reveal two instances when Hashem continues to identify Israel as His most treasured possession, and express the biblical hope that most Messianic Jews look forward to."
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