November 6: Christian Anti-Semitism

God’s promise to Abraham was that through Abraham’s descendants, Isaac and Jacob, the Gentiles would be blessed.  The ultimate descendant was Yeshua, and through His birth, death and resurrection both Jews and Gentiles would have access to God.

Yet from the time of Jacob to the birth of Yeshua, God wanted the Jewish people to be separate from the influence of the Gentile nations.  In fact, that was the purpose of the Mosaic Covenant.

Ephesians 2:11-12

…Remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. (NKJV)

Through Yeshua’s resurrection, the Gentiles would be grafted into God’s covenant with Abraham and became partakers in the spiritual promises of blessings. 

Ephesians 2:13-16

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. (NKJV)

PRAY FOR THE END OF ENMITY THAT STILL EXISTS BETWEEN SOME GENTILE AND JEWISH FOLLOWERS OF YESHUA.

 

The ladder is a picture of God’s covenants. His grace and truth are the side bars, and each covenant builds on the previous. The New Covenant ultimately brings reconciliation and a personal relationship with God.

 

 

 

 

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