to the work of Ohalei Rachamim.
16:45 02Apr14 IM -
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Your story is touching; it has similarities with my own. It took
me a long time to realise that neither Eucharist nor the modern
Seder is actually the same as the seder of Yeshua and His
17:16 02Apr14 Chris Pulsifer -
I appreciate the comments made by this Jewish man but I
don't understand the need to impose the same Jewish
lifestyle on gentile converts. I have a friend who is constantly
reminding me that I am a Jew now because I am a Christian. This
friend refutes much of Paul's writings in the New Testament
because it differs from this Hebrew roots mentality. What can I
say to him to help him understand that I am not Jewish just
because I am a Christian. One day we will all worship together as
one body but we are not there yet.
18:39 02Apr14 Wayne Talbot -
Thank you for your article as it provides comfort to Christians
such as myself who are seeking to restore the "Christianity" of
Yeshua into our own lives. I am not Jewish, do not see a need to
convert to Judaism, but I do want to worship G-d and observe His
statutes just as the Messianic Jews in Jerusalem did those two
thousand years ago. It is a difficult task, differentiating the
path that Gentiles must follow, but with the encouragement of
people such as yourself, it is comforting to know that guidance
20:06 02Apr14 JS -
I appreciate your article, and will share it with my church
friends who understand Israel's important role in God's
redemption for mankind. I'd like to cite your name and quote
your final paragraph when we have our Messianic, commemorative
"Last Seder" on Good Friday in our home.
00:51 03Apr14 Hannah -
For 45 years I have been a "messianic" believer and finally am
now no longer deemed to be a "wannabe" but part of Messiah's
commuity. Am looking forward to celebrating Passover as you are.
Shalom and Baruch ha Shem
03:51 03Apr14 Philip Latham -
Paul's letter to the Galatians makes it absolutely clear
that a Gentile who accepts Yeshua as the Messiah does NOT have to
be circumcised and does NOT have to adopt the Jewish feasts. As
a Pharisee of the Pharisees Paul himself kept these feasts - as
did Yeshua himself. But to repeat, the Gentile Christian is no
less a Christian for not doing so!
10:34 03Apr14 Joan MacDonald -
According to Zechariah 14, Christians will be celebrating at
least Sukkot, or they will get no rain. The Torah will go forth
from Jerusalem! It has already started and may we see the return
of the Great King to teach us all his ways. Chag sameach Pesach!
11:40 03Apr14 Rosemary Onyango -
I too argued about the Gentile acquiring "Jewish traditions".
However, with time and of course the work of the Holy Spirit in
me, I have learnt that we need to differentiate what God is asking
His people to do and that the Holy Spirit gives a depth of
revelation to all who seek His truth without prejudice, that
often, a person is left wondering what happened to the clever
arguments they used to have. When He comes, He sweeps away all
human wisdom, even arguments that are so cleverly based on His
word may receive a fresh anointing. That is why it is key to take
it back to the LORD and allow Him to tell you what He means when
says we are to celebrate His feasts. I agree with Bro Eitan,
there is a whole new sense of G-d, when we wait for Him at those
special times. I look forward to the time when Africa will go to
Jerusalem at the appointed times!
22:51 03Apr14 Gail Begley -
All my life since I was very young and before I even knew what it
really meant, I have loved the Jewish people because of my love
for Jesus. I was not "brought up" in the church by my parents.
When I was three, three dear old ladies used to take me to their
Nazarene Church and and Sunday school. To this day I remember
two lessons clearly. The story of Jesus telling the people to
let the children come to him and the other about becoming a
fisher of men. I still have the picture I colored of Jesus and
his men fishing with a piece of net pasted on it. When we moved,
I wrangled and conned invitations to church from my neighbors.
As one would get tired of taking me, I would find another. So I
was I was in many different kinds of Christian churches from
protestant to Catholic till I was about twelve and it got harder
and harder to find someone to take me. But two things I knew and
still know. I love Jesus and I love his people. Somehow, I
never heard or knew that there were Christian people that
didn't love His people, God's chosen people. In the
80s upon moving back to Virginia, I came across a church that
celebrated and incorported Jewish holidays and feasts. I learned
to love God's people even more. For a Christian to not know
about our Jewish heritage after we have been grated in fills me
with sadness. So much of our inheritance is lost in not knowing
the traditions and observances of God's people and the
meaning of them, the reasons for them, the future they show the
way to. Right now, I talk care of my mom 24/7 who is bed-ridden
and has Alzheimer's but I know the minute I am able to get
back to be with God's people, it will be with Messianic
believers. For now, I wait and pray for God's people.