Jesus Messiah Fellowship
Light To The Nations
Dual Identity, Jews By Choice
Can Gentiles Obtain The Promises And Blessings Of The Jews?
By Cohen G. Reckart, Pastor
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A study on Gentile conversion to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus Messiah, the Kingdom of God, the New Testament Israel (Church), in opposition to the falsehoods and traditions of men. There is bark in these words so that it cannot be said: a dumb dog that cannot bark!
When we open the Bible to search the Scriptures for truth we are immediately forced to accept the conclusion that Gentiles have a dual identity when they become born again converts to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus. Now as never before there has emerged an identity crisis among Acts 2:38 Gentile born again Messianic Christians. Who are we? What is our purpose? Should we be Law-keepers or New Covenant keepers? Do we follow the Pharisees and trinitarian Messianics or the New Testament Messianics? Why were we saved? Shall we occupy until Jesus comes again as Gentile converts to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus or as some denominal holder of a salvation card? The time has come to recognize afresh our unique identity separate from unbelieving Jews and unbelieving Gentiles. We are born again for a purpose. Acts 2:38 is an endtime revelation that must reach its total restoration, not only as the plan of salvation but as the identity of the true Messianic Church that will preach the Gospel of the Kingdom unto all the world, and then shall the end come.
We confess that we are not unbelieving Jews who still deny Jesus and blaspheme his name. We confess that we are no longer unbelieving pagan Gentiles who also deny Jesus and blaspheme his name. We are called *BORN AGAIN JEWS* (John 1:13). Our first natural birth was Gentile but our conversion has made us BORN AGAIN as Jews into the Israel of God (Rom 2:29), hence *Jews by choice*. We are no longer to be counted as Gentiles but as converts to the household of Jesus Messiah (Eph 2:19), the one body of the Israel of God (Gal 6:16). We are to know and understand our dual identity so that our faith remains steadfast and unshakable in the Apostle's doctrine.
We are Gentile converts to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus, Jews by choice, with a dual identity exactly like Ruth who said to Naomi: Your God will become my God and your people will become my people. We say to the Apostles and those among the twelve tribes who believed Jesus was the Messiah, your God will become my God and your people my people! This does not make us one with the apostate Jews and their Gentile converts who denied Jesus and who persecuted the first Jewish Messiahians (Christians). It makes us one with those among the twelve tribes of Israel who followed Jesus and over which He reigns as Messiah and Lord. We are fully and completely converts to New Covenant Messianic Judaism according to Acts 2:38. We make no bones about it, we are not converts to those among the twelve tribes who chose to reject Jesus as the Messiah and who follow the Talmudic Pharisees and or the traditions of the Babylonian Elders. These hated Jesus, they hated Jewish converts to his Messianic Judaism, and they have hated all Gentiles who have converted to the Kingdom of God under the throne and reign of Jesus. They deny us as Jews by choice, but Jesus has accepted us. They curse us, but we ask the blessing of revelation upon their blinded eyes. Likewise, many Gentiles hated Jesus, they hated the first Jewish Messiahians, and they hated Gentiles who converted to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus. They did not want Gentiles to share a dual identity.
We Gentiles with a dual identity now have and share common cause with those of the twelve tribes that are in the Kingdom of God, the New Covenant ecclesia of Jesus. As born again converts we share a common destiny with those righteous Jews who followed Jesus and the Apostles as the first Messianic believers of the Kingdom of God. Thus, we Gentiles who convert to Messianic Judaism according to Acts 2:38 are called Jews by Choice. Being born again not of corruptible seed but of the Spirit of God, we can claim for ourselves upon the authority of Spirit baptism that we are the people of God (Gal 3:14). It has been prophesied of we Messianic Jews and converted Gentiles: "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in times past were not a people, but are now the people of God" (1Peter 2:9-10). We Gentile converts share a dual identity. Hallelujeh we are the people of God! Hallelujeh we are among the holy nation! Hallelujeh we are now part of the elect and chosen generation! We are Jews by Choice, Gentiles who have given up all of their paganism and religious customs and practices to show forth the praises of Jesus our Lord and Messiah, our King who reigns over the Kingdom of God. "For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men but of God" (Romans 2:28-29).
A Messianic Jew by natural birth is one born of both a Jewish mother and a Jewish father and who believes that Jesus is the Messiah, the King, ...of Zechariah 9:9. Trinitarian Messianic Jews are really Catholics they are not true One God Messianic Jews. If Jesus is Messiah at all then he must be God manifest in the flesh according to his oath to King David: "The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne" (Psalms 132:11). All true Messianic Jews who believe Jesus was the Messiah must believe that he is the God of the Old Testament revealed and manifested in the flesh. Jesus is not Jehovah or Yahweh junior! He is not the second person in a Babylonian or Greek triad! He is not some alleged copy of Mithras or some other pagan god! He is not just a man. He is not just an alleged Rabbi. He is not just a Prophet to be replaced later by Mohomet. He is the God of Israel born of the seed of David and he is the one and only Messiah! We who are true Messianic Jewish believers in Jesus are Monarchians and we are proud of that heritage. We believe God was in Jesus reconciling the world unto himself (2Cor 5:19). We believe the Word was God and the Word was made flesh (St John 1:1, 14). Gentiles who choose to be Messianic Jews by Choice do not need the approval of a Talmudic Rabbi, a Synagogue minyan, a Jewish court, or some other Jewish authority. Gentile converts need only to come under the reign of the Lord Jesus Messiah according to Acts 2:38 and witnessed by at least two others one of which is a true Minister of the Gospel. No man may then afterward deny these their equality in the Israel of God over which Jesus Messiah rules and reigns as Lord.
Gentiles who are Jews by choice and thus legitimate born again converts to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus, hold a dual identity. The unbelieving Jews will deny them, claiming that Jesus was a fraud and not the Messiah and no Gentile can be a Jew by choice by conversion to the his Messianic Jduaism. They will claim Jesus was a false prophet. They will claim he did not fulfill their list of requirements. They will allege he had no right to set up an Israeli religious society not controlled by the Talmudic Temple cult. They will claim Jesus was a bastard born of fornication, and his bastard blood cannot save a dog let alone Jews and Gentiles. But we understand this anger. We understand their hatred. We understand they do not want their Babylonianized, Hellenized, Mysticized, and man-made traditions challenged. We know the source and reason for the anti-missionary attacks against the Messianic Judaism of Jesus. We are not at all shaken in the least. Out faith is firm and resolute. Jesus warned us that if they would persecute him they would persecute us. Gentiles who can be intimidated and who can be deceived to deny their dual identity may cave in to these pressures and threats, but the elect will not recant. When we say we believe upon the Lord Jesus for salvation, it is an eternal commitment, not just a Sunday confession motivated out of a desire for Church membership. We will not deny our dual identity. We know who we are and we will not deny our faith.
Gentile converts to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus recognize unbelieving Jews as our brothers and our sisters, but at the same time as antichrist because of their spirit and hatred. They deny us but we do not deny them. They deny Jesus the right to establish his own religious community and teach its exclusiveness as the depository of Divine Truth, yet the Jews give this same right to men like Hillel and Shammai, both Babylonian novators and quasi-founders of Phariseeism and Saduceeism respectively. They will also give this right to the coming antichrist whom they believe will do miracles to prove he is the fulfillment of the Messianic hope. But Jesus has already fulfilled this and hundreds of other prophecies. All three of the Jewish systems (Pharisee, Saducee, and Antichrist) are as unlike the religion of Moses and the Messianic hope of the ancient Israelites as light is from darkness. In fact Jesus identified this comparison of light and darkness by teaching openly that these groups were in darkness following the prince of darkness but that he was the light to lighten all men in the knowledge of salvation. But the Rabbis did not keep their mouths shut. They did not accept his miracles as a sign he was the Messiah. They rejected his interpretation of the Scriptures. They refused his ushering in the New Covenant. When he rebuked their man-made traditions as the poison of asps, snakes, and vipers, they plotted to kill him. They continued in their man-made twisted (Cabbalah) traditions. Gentiles who know of their dual identity also know these things and they will not walk in darkness or play at the hole (den or dwellings) of asps, serpents, or vipers.
Converts to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus settled it long ago that we do not care what the Pharisees or the Saducees think or say. When did God die and leave them in charge? They have never had a witness of God's flaming fire upon their Temples or Synagogues! They have never had flaming fire to fall from heaven upon a sacrifice! They have never had the glory of God behind the vail of the Temple over the Ark of the Covenant! Ichabod was written over the Temple Mount. And like Bethel and Shiloh, when God once removes himself from a profane place he does not return. Mount Moriah is a widow and she sits solitary (Lam 1:1), desolate without a husband (Lord). But from Mount Zion, the exact spot of David's citadel and where he pitch a temporary tent for the Ark of Testimony, there was laid for a foundation a stone, a precious cornerstone (1Peter 2:6; Eph 2:20). And upon that foundation, in the upper room on the day of Pentecost in Acts chapter two, the witness of God's Spirit and that with the fire of his glory, descended upon the sons and daughters of the twelve tribes of the true Israel of God. From all twelve tribes they were there, men and women, about 120 in all, and they witnesses the transfer of the nation over under the reign of Jesus Messiah in the Kingdom of God. As Gentiles and as converts to this Messianic Judaism of Jesus, we proudly reject Mount Moriah for that built upon Mount Zion.
The Jews of the twelve tribes who were converts to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus are not to blame for the destruction and rejection of Mount Moriah by God. In fact, look at the profane history for 150 years (120BC-30AD) of the Saducee and Pharisee regimes, and you will see what they did to profane religious truth and practice in Jerusalem and Israel, that caused God to permit the destruction and desolation in 70AD. This horror was NOT brought upon Israel and Jerusalem by the Messianic followers of Jesus. They tried instead to avert it, to turn wickedness from the gate, and called for national repentance. All this was pounced upon and rejected as antisemitism (against the nation). *Anti-missionary* laws were enacted, designed to halt the current preaching of the Apostles, all to protect the Temple Cult religious system! When people are given the truth they will most usually accept it against error. But to enshrine error, truth must remain on the scaffold or the Cross! Judgment was forced upon God by the abominations committed upon Mount Moriah by the Talmudic Pharisees and the Saducees; ...the simony of the ecclesiastical hierarchy preferments, buying seats on the Sanhedrin, the purchase of the High Priest office, the murders and extortion, the secret siccari band of murderers (From which came Iscarriot), the injustice toward the poor, and the Greecianize aristocracy among whom adultery, fornication, homosexuality, and abomination was a way of life. The final straw was broken in 67AD when the Temple cult captured James, the half-brother of Jesus while he was in the Temple, and threw him down over a two hundred foot wall smashing his skull and breaking nearly every bone in his body. That blood stained the stones now used in the wailing wall and brought the immediate curse of the destruction of Jerusalem. Jerusalem was in siege within days. Gentile and Jewish converts fled from Jerusalem for fear of their lives. Not a one perished in the consummation of iniquity that was burned with fire.
Gentile converts to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus have been subjected to a wide range of hate, rant, and accusations. In past generations they were sold as slaves. When many attempted to return to first century Messianic Judaism by separation from Catholicism they were attacked and slaughtered. Many groups who departed from Catholicism wanted to restore Christianity to its original faith. They had much man-made religion and philosophy to cast aside and many could not make the full conversion because there were no Bibles available to assist them in completing the journey. They knew that this could not be obtained until the Scriptures were brought out of Jewish and Catholic bondage and made available to the common people in their languages. These Bible translators were persecuted, murdered, burned at the stake, and their possessions confiscated. Others stepped out and picked up the challenge and with Scripture went backward in history rejecting councils, creeds, dogmas, traditions, papal decrees, arriving at the Jerusalem Messianic Judaism of Jesus founded between 26AD and 30AD. They settled it that this New Testament Christianity was the original Church and the Apostle's writings alone to be our sole authority for faith, practice, and doctrine. These were persecuted with vengeance. Many millions suffered martyrdom. The inquisition under the Jesuits and other Catholic secret orders who were infiltrated by Talmudic Jews who also assisted to stop this quest to return and to restore the original Messianic Judaism of Jesus (Study Ignatius Loyola and the Jesuits secret oaths, said to be the same as the secret order of the Sons of Jacob).
Finally, in the nineteenth century, the full restoration of the first century basis of faith salvation was discovered and restored and Acts 2:38 became the key of the revival of the Messianic Judaism of Jesus. This Pentecostal discovery has led to the revelation and full restoration of first century Messianic Judaism. No longer is the faith of Apostolic Messianic Christians viewed as a Gentile religion, a Gentile bride of Christ, or a Gentile apostasy of Pharisee Judaism, or even a daughter of Rome. No, we have discovered quite the contrary, that the Apostles and all early converts to Jesus of Nazareth were Messianic Jews. By the time of Acts 10 and the beginning of Gentile evangelism there were over 100,000 Messianic Jewish believers in Jesus from all the twelve tribes. There were many times this number converted to the Messianic Israel of God from among the Gentiles. Into the converted Jews of ancient Israel from all of the twelve tribes, Gentiles were admitted as converts and were guaranteed according to prophecy and the teachings of Jesus to share in all of the promises made to the Israel of God (John 10:16; Eph 2:12-17). This Israel of the twelve tribes was the Israel over which Jesus reigns as Messiah and Lord. The others may reject his reign but he reigns in heaven and in the hearts of his people upon the earth. He reigns in every home and in every Church that has returned to his Messianic Judaism as found in Acts 2:38. Although he does not reign over the land of unbelieving private citizens or over government lands, he reigns over the land purchased for his Kingdom. His Kingdom is a visible Kingdom although many deny it continuing to preach the Catholic doctrine of an invisible and spiritual Kingdom only. Since the day of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2, the Kingdom is here and it is now! Why would the Apostle Peter have keys to a Kingdom if it was not here (Matt 16:19)? Why would Nicodemus be told he must be born of water and Spirit to enter the Kingdom, if the Kingdom did not come on the day of Pentecost? The Lord's Kingdom is the Church and will continue past the rapture and end at the end of the millennial.
While a false Zionism centered upon Mount Moriah was being revived in Europe and in Israel (1900-1918), the true Zionism of the Israel of Jesus the Messiah was being restored to the foundation of Acts 2:38 from 1900-1914 by the agency of the Holy Ghost, coming to fruitation in Hot Springs, Arkansas. While Israel was becoming a nation in 1948, three years prior, the United Pentecostal Church was born which has been instrumental in carrying the Acts 2:38 plan of salvation to many nations. The same year of 1945, and later out of a UPC Church came Pastor Reckart anointed of God to help restore the revelation of the true Israel of God. The Apostolic Messianic revival has begun and it will culminate in the full restoration of the complete revelation of the Acts 2:38 Messianic Judaism of Jesus. This Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all of the world and then shall the end come. What is happening on the natural side of unbelieving Israel is happening on the spiritual side in the Kingdom of God. When antichrist comes and thinks to set up his earthly kingdom, Jesus will appear, crush the antichrist, remove the wickedness from Israel, and set up his Kingdom to rule the millennial.
Yes, there are many millions who do not want Jesus to reign over them, their homes, or their Churches. They will persecute those who come preaching the Acts 2:38 Gospel of the Messianic Kingdom. These will be lost and as their reward for rejecting the Kingdom of heaven they will have their part in the lake of fire. He who rejects the Gospel of the Kingdom rejects the God of the Kingdom. They will be damned for this sin before they will be damned for adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, murder, theft, bearing false witness, etc. To reject the Kingdom and not come into it is certain damnation (Mark 16:16). Jesus warned the unbelievers of the twelve tribes that they would see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all of the Prophets in the Kingdom of God (the Messianic Israel), and they themselves thrust OUT (Luke 13:28)! So, we see that Jesus taught that his Messianic Judaism would replace all of those of the twelve tribes that would not enter into the Kingdom of God. This Kingdom has for its meeting place the home, the Church, or where two or three are gathered together in the Messiah's name (Matt 18:20). The Church replaces the Synagogue as the meeting place of the Messianic Judaism of Jesus. The Talmudic Synagogues are the meeting places for the unbelieving twelve tribes of Israel. In the first century, when the Synagogues inserted hate and damnation in their prayers against the Kingdom Jews and Gentile converts, a split occurred that has remained ever since. Jews of the Messianic Judaism of Jesus could not repeat those prayers or benedictions. Today, the full restoration of the Gospel of the Kingdom has been reached. Our identity has been recovered. If we defend our faith and identify our accusers we are called hatemongers. Nevertheless, Messianic Jews and Gentile converts love Jesus of Nazareth and these men and women are the true twelve tribes, the Israel of God, that together are the Kingdom of God.
Gentile converts have always felt a kindred love for the Jews who believed Jesus was the Messiah. We are one body, one faith, one sheepfold, and the true Judaism of God. At the same time Gentiles came to dislike and in some cases to feel utter disgust for the Jews who plotted the crucifixion of Jesus and their children who continued the relentless war of hate against Jesus, the Apostolic writings, and the New Testament. It is true that those Gentiles of the Catholic Church used Jewish hate against Christians as justification for retaliation upon the Jews at every available opportunity. The war of the first century of Talmudic Pharisee Judaism against the Messianic Judaism of Jesus continues, veiled behind the scenes today, but is very much alive and in forward motion both within Israel and among Catholic-Protestant religions. Gentile converts to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus are caught in the middle. We must declare our unique faith and devout confession of Jesus as the Messiah, oppose the continued hate coming from Talmudic Pharisee Judaism, come out and apart from Catholicism/Protestantism, and this places us in the cross hairs of the snipers of those groups who want us exterminated and blotted out from the earth. If indeed we are chasing a rainbow and our faith is invalid, then we deserve to be crushed. But if we are the chosen generation to declare the Gospel of the Kingdom of God in the endtime, do not touch us, do not persecute us, do not attack us, for we are the true Israel of God!
Gentile converts to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus may suffer the learned tricks of deceit of the ages. We may be the new victims of a public-sanctioned holocaust. Yes, as converts to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus we are as much Jews as those Gentiles who converted to Pharisee Judaism in the Khazariah kingdom in 720AD and from which came the majority of German Jewry of the World War II holocaust. We claim our affinity upon the authority of Jesus Messiah and upon the scepter of his Kingdom, to be his citizens and his subjects. We know this will meet with bitter retaliation and with ridicule, but we announce to the world the Kingdom of God in the person of the Lord Jesus and no one can prevail against it (Matt 16:18). We do expect persecution exactly as it was fashioned against Jesus, the Apostles, and the early Messianic believers. We expect the followers of Talmudic Pharisee Judaism and their agents within Catholicism and Protestantism, and even the secret orders of Freemasonry, Rosicrucians, et al, to raise up like a serpent's head and strike terror against us. If the precursors of these modern exterminators would persecute and kill other Jews and Gentile Converts of Jesus with diplomatic impunity, having the permission of Rome and other Gentile nations, shall we not expect it again in the endtime when the same Gospel of the Kingdom is preached to all nations again?
Being a Gentile with a dual identity is not an easy faith. We see Jews hating Messianic Jews! We see Jews hating Gentiles who convert to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus! We see Gentiles willing to be used to carry out these atrocities who also hate Jesus and Gentile converts. We have seen all sorts of infamy and subtle plots formed against the character and lives of believers in Jesus as the Messiah. We see and detest the attacks being made against the Apostle Paul as if he was the founder of Christianity, when even a Sunday School child knows that the founder was Jesus our Lord, and he reigns from the wood. Yes, over nearly 2000 years, Gentiles converts with a dual identity have seen it all, and some will endure through the final great tribulation, and overcome the antichrist, and see the very appearing of Jesus their Lord (Matt 24:29).
Jesus predicted the destruction of Mount Moriah in Matthew 24 and who was in charge of the Temple then? For what evil was this desolation predicted? It was not because of the alleged sins of the followers of Jesus. It was not because of the Romans, that is illogical! The Romans were but victims of God used to chastise Israel for her backslidden ways. Blame it on the Romans if you want, but the fact remains, God either permitted this garrison occupancy or ordered it! The problem was that the Temple cult would not get right with God and chose instead to mount a relentless war against the Messiahian followers of Jesus and also mounted a defiance against Rome, which ended in Israel only when their false messiah, ...Bar Kochba was defeated. Yes, even his defeat is blamed upon the Jewish and Gentile converts to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus because these would not confess Bar Kochba was the messiah, follow his six-pointed hexagram star, or join in the fight of liberation of the Temple or support the Temple cult and the Pharisees who hated them. In fact, what would make the Messiahians want to fight along side of the very men who had been raiding their homes and Churches and taking prisoner men, women, and children: some of which were abused, persecuted, and put to death? Gentiles who share a dual identity have always been subjected to intimidation and ridicule by those antichrist Jews who are our brothers and sisters. But, we are not to blame for the destruction of Jerusalem and their religious system. They really need to talk to God about this and accept the responsibility of their own abominations which demanded God clear off that mountain and tear down that apostasy.
The destruction of Jerusalem and the cause of the diaspora may be laid at the feet of the Messiah-rejecting Jews and their own Gentile converts. This calamity was because of the apostate cult that had captured the temple, Jerusalem, and Israel, and who would not repent and bring forth the fruits of righteousness. So, why should Gentiles want to follow those who were God's enemies and who had proven they were not faithful to the righteousness of God? What we did not see in the temple cults we saw in Jesus, the Apostles, and those among the twelve tribes that made up the new Kingdom, the real Israel of God. So, unbelieving Jews and their own Gentile converts deny us and claim that we who are converted to Messianic Judaism have no conversion at all. They deny our dual identity. But, we do not rest our faith upon their hatred and denials but upon the very words of Jesus and the Apostles. And so to us, the New Testament becomes our sole authority for religious faith, practice, and instruction. The unbelieving Gentiles deny us because we do not follow their pagan customs, live a life of sin, and follow their books of profane authority. Yes, we Gentiles who have a dual identity are hated on all sides because of the name of Jesus. But this hate only causes our faith and resolve to be made stronger and our dual identity even more profound.
We Gentiles who have become Messianic converts to Jesus are a unique people. We are adopted converts into the Israel of God on the one hand and we are Gentiles after the flesh on the another. Even so, a Gentile who converts to Phariseeism or modern Talmudism of whatever brand, is a Jew by Choice of that sect and still a Gentile according to the flesh. We Gentiles who are proselytes unto Jesus and his Messianic Judaism will not allow our status of a dual identity to be challenged or denied. We did not seek the permission of a Rabbi or a Synagogue to believe in Jesus as the Messiah and we will not allow them to control our faith by false accusations or by wanting us to allow them to reinterpret the Scriptures or our religious teachings. We don't not care what they write or say about us in their books, movies, media, or other propaganda. They may call us fundamentalist, extremist, right-wing fringe fanatics, antisemites, and a host of other inflammatory pejorative insults, but we remain Gentiles with a dual identity who believe in Jesus as the Messiah and our faith is not in the works of men but salvation by grace through faith.
Because of Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant sectarianism, there exists false teachings denying the fact that Gentiles who have embraced the Messianic Judaism of Jesus have a dual identity. They deny Acts 2:38 as the plan of faith salvation where Gnetiles become Jews by choice into the Kingdom of Messiah. They rail upon us and blaspheme against us because we believe that Jesus is God and there is salvation in no other name (Acts 4:12). Because we reject the trinity doctrine and refuse to believe there are three Gods, we are not considered *main stream* Christianity and therefore labeled a cult. But let the sons and daughters of God be not intimidated. Do not accept this brow-beating. Do not cave in to Greek and Babylonian philosophy modified through syncretism into a new Gospel that is not the Gospel sent into all of the world by Jesus. Do not allow the manipulators to create religious pluralism, the purpose of which is to synthesize a dialectic deformed thesis into an antithesis which they will claim is a higher truth than that taught by Jesus and his Apostles. We Gentiles who are Jews by Choice through the Messianic Gospel of Jesus may be denied by men, but heaven approves of us! We may not make the cover of their magazines where whores and whoremongers are decorated as the epitome of culture and social behavior; We may even have the loss of family and friends because of falsehood against us; But remember one thing, the Lord Jesus has walked this path before us and he has promised to go with us even to the end of the world. When the world is on fire we will have a Saviour and they will have a judge! Can their temple, synagogue, church, magazine, movie, news paper, or other rant propaganda save them in that hour? The attitude of denial of our dual identity will come out more in print and more in television and other propaganda as we draw closer to the coming of the Lord. Anti-missionary laws of all kinds will be enforced in society from the halls of government, to the school house, to the colleges and universities, to the street corners, and finally right into our places of assembly. They will raise up alleged members who are of their secret orders and cults against us. Organizational leaders will be used by them to control religious literature and to drop the fellowship of anyone who stands to the Truth. Then every home will become a Church and every kitchen table an altar of the Divine Sacrament of our Lord's Passover and Word. Our dual identity will not fade away and will grow brighter as the day of the Lord draws closer in the heavens.
The mind of the world will be altered against us. Shall we change our confession and profession of faith by duress, force, threats, abuse, jail, or death? For, every soul that dies in this faith seals the damnation and doom of those persons or sects who caused or were party to the injury or death. And only the dead can forgive! Yes, there must arise from within antichrist Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and other Covens and Cults, a denial of our faith and our conversion, but we shall overcome this reverse antisemitism! There will be Gentiles who are converted who are black, white, brown, yellow, and all shades in between. From all nations, tribes, and tongues we shall come forth in the last days. The Ministers of the Gospel of the Kingdom shall go forth by the Word of the LORD and speak to the earth: "GIVE UP MY SONS AND MY DAUGHTERS" and the nations of the earth shall have revival and great salvation shall be seen throughout the earth from one end of heaven unto the other. We will come forth out of great tribulation and wash our robes and make them white in the blood of the Lamb (Isaiah 43:6; Acts2:38; Rev 7:14). We shall overcome because greater is he that is within us, then he that is within the world! As Gentiles with a dual identity, we must go forth into all the world and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, AND THEN SHALL THE END COME!
We who are legitimate Gentile converts must discover anew who we are and what our role is in the plan of God. Believing Acts 2:38, the Oneness of God, Holiness, and separation from the world is not the completion of the perfect man or the full perfection of the Saints. We need the full restoration of the Apostolic Church, the Messianic Israel of God. We need to know who we are not just WHAT WE ARE! We of all sects and religions have been handed the revelation of the Mighty God In Christ. That is our mandate, that is our protocol of authority to finish the work of the Kingdom of God. The Lord Jesus is presening the Gentile world with the New Messianic Covenant once again and what will they make of it? What will Kings and rulers do? What will men and women in government authority do? What will the Ministers do? Will we deny it because unbelieving Jews and apostate Gentiles want us to believe *their* interpretation of our New Testament hope and promises? Will we allow them to reinterpret OUR BOOK? If they are not in the true Messianic Faith of Jesus and the Apostles what right do they have even to give an opinion on OUR BOOK? Will we run to a Bible Book store and just swallow hook, line, and sinker, all of their philosophies and illogical false teachings? Or will we allow the New Covenant to be our sole rule of authority? As Gentiles with a dual identity we are always the target of our enemies and the greatest place of attack is our Messianic Judaistic faith as the Israel of God. Will we receive their smooth sayings and reinterpretations of the New Covenant different from the way Jesus and the Apostles taught it? It is time to read the New Covenant again and bring back to the forefront the issues of our redemption and adoption into the Israel of God. It is time to say to those who are converted and saved: "you are the Israel of God" and to those who reject Jesus as the Messiah: "you are not God's people."
What then is the relationship between the Gentile and his or her identity as a convert to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus? It is a fact that the Gentile in each of us must be overcome by the Messianic faith of Jesus. The Gentile life must be buried in the waters of baptism and we must be born again (John 3:3-5) and our faith must live through the assurance of Jesus as found in Mark 16:16 and in Acts 2:38. That faith must replace all other religious faiths. We must renounce all other religions, Jewish as well as Gentile, to be a follower of Jesus. You cannot bring the baggage of either group with you into your new life as a convert. You must leave all preconceived notions, ideas, theories, and inherited beliefs in the waters of baptism. You must arise a new creation with a fresh new mind, a ready soul for Spirit baptism, and a body to do the Lord's will. All of your past must be put away and you must come as a new lively stone, a jewel gathered by Jesus Messiah, your Lord (Mal 3:17; 1Pet 2:5). Even as you brought nothing into this world at birth but a fresh mind ready to be taught and to learn, so shall ye come forth from your waters of baptism by grace through faith with a fresh mind ready to be taught and to learn the life of a Messianic convert. If you desire to be a Messianic Jew by choice, you must be prepared to bury your Gentile life and world of sin forever. You must come forth into a brand new life. If you are not committed to this, then you are not prepared to be a convert and any other religious ritual you may go through to be called a Christian will be just that, ...a religious ritual of works but no real conversion. It will mean nothing to the Lord Jesus! For you are still not a Messianic convert. The relationship of a Gentile to his or her Messianic conversion will be that we have a dual identity. Then, we may claim we have been fully converted when we have died out to the Gentile world that we may live and reign with Jesus in his Israel of God, his Kingdom.
Our dual identity is rooted in compassion. We are united to the Messianic family of Israel by the Cross of Calvary. Our Lord Messiah loved us that while we were yet sinners he died for us. Jesus stood in the temple and in the halls of a kangaroo court and heard himself called all sorts of blasphemous names. He listened to the liars. He observed the snake-eyes of the priesthood as they crafted and manipulated witnesses against him. He heard their cries for his death. He knew that for hatred and envy they were doing this. Yet his compassion for Jew and Gentile caused him to drink of this bitter cup. Although many want to say the Jews were not guilty of the crucifixion and try to blame it on the Romans, Jesus said to Pilate: "He that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin" (John 19:11). The Jews that gathered that day and who denied Jesus said: "away with him" (John 19:15), meaning KILL HIM! They knew this and said let his blood be upon us, and on our children (Matt 27:25). While the antichrist Jews were showing hatred toward their King, a Gentile carried the Cross to Calvary. The Jews certainly would not make one of their own carry the cross of a convicted criminal! This Gentile was likely a black man. The Scripture says his name was Simon of Cyrene. Cyrene is an African nation known in these times to be settled by a race of African blacks. Black Messianic Jews of the faith of Jesus are proud they are related by race to the man who carried the Cross. Other ethnic Gentiles have a place at the Cross and most assuredly those with black skin. We can all share a Gentile dual identity as the one people of God.
Why is it that the Jews who hate Jesus want Blacks to hate Jesus today? They want Blacks to believe Jesus and Christians started slavery! They want Blacks to think the slave masters obtained their authority for mistreatment of slaves from the New Testament, when in fact the mistreatment came from the Old Testament as practiced by Jews upon Gentiles. In the Old Testament the killing of a slave was not considered on the same level as killing another Jew. Slaves where considered beasts of burden and could be abused at the will of the slave owner, used as sex objects, and only in the case of injury could they be entitled to immediate freedom. We have absolutely no record how these provisions were kept. Anyone can look at the frescoes, paintings, etc to see that many blacks were slaves in these days. I am so glad that many Blacks will not fall for the deception that Jesus and his Messianic followers were the creators of slavery. Black Messianic converts love Jesus with the same fervor as other ethnic Gentiles and will if need be, rise again to bear the Cross of the hated one. Blacks also share the common cause of a dual Gentile identity as also being a convert to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus. The compassion of Jesus for Gentiles of what ever ethnic origin cannot be denied by any person who has a brain.
The dual identity of a Gentile as a convert to Judaism is pictured in Ruth, the female ancestor of Jesus through King David and his great grandfather Boaz. David's great grandmother was Ruth a black Gentile Moabite who converted to righteous Judaism (Not Phariseeism or Talmudism she never knew these perversions). In the seedline then of Jesus was both Jew and Gentile, perhaps a shade of white and black. It is a fact that on Calvary, Jesus became salvation for his own Gentile ancestor Ruth when he offered up one hand to the first nail. Then he allowed the Jews and the Romans to stretch forth his second hand to the nail for the Jews who would believe by faith unto salvation. In the two nail-pierced hands of Jesus on Calvary there was and is compassion for Jew and Gentile alike, ...without prejudice and without dissimulation. So that in the compassion of Jesus upon Calvary the conversion of Gentiles and their salvation was sealed by the blood of redemption. The cup of redemption of the Lord's Passover means as much to the Gentile convert as it does to the Jewish convert to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus. We are one family at the Lord's Table. For in the Cup of Redemption the love of God and the compassion of salvation for Gentiles and Jews is shared by all who drink. The Law of Moses could not do this and in fact did not. The traditions of the Babylonian Elders could not do it. The alleged Noahide Laws fabricated to lure Gentiles away from Messianic Judaism to Talmudic Pharisseism could not do it. The Temple could not do it. The Priesthood could not do it. It took the blood of the crucified Lamb. Gentiles unite around the Lord's Passover table on the Passover to celebrate this wonderful unity of a dual identity of Jew and Gentile as the Israel of God. We put sin under the blood of Jesus and leave the Table in peace and unity, saying in our hearts to the second coming of Messiah, ...NEXT YEAR JERUSALEM!
Jesus had love for the Gentiles although his first priority was to the house of Israel. Matthew records the following: "Behold my servant, whom I have chosen, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles" (Matt 12:18). This is clarified in verse 21: "And in his name shall the Gentiles trust". This verse is taken from Isaiah 11:10--"And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious." There can be no mistake here, when the Messianic Kingdom was to come, the Gentiles were to flow into it by conversion. All previous conversions of any Gentile into Old Testament Judaism was predicated upon the vow to accept the Messianic hope when it was realized (come to pass). Any conversion to Judaism that does not have for an eternal hope the Kingdom of Messiah is a conversion of convenience and not a conversion of heart and soul. It is not valid! Movie stars and others converting for business success is not valid. Conversions just for marriage and raising children is not valid. Conversion is couched in the destiny of Israel and that destiny is focused in and finds its fulfillment in the Messianic Kingdom of Jesus. Any practice of any Judaism that is not the Messianic faith of the Patriarchs and the Prophets toward this destiny is not valid. It is a false practice and any conversions to these falsehoods have absolutely no merits even if a thousand of the world's best Rabbis sanction the ceremonies, the ritual baths, and sign the conversion papers. Any Gentile who converts and desires to be a Jew by choice must have foremost in mind the destiny of the Messianic hope and the God of the Covenants or he or she is not a valid convert. And, when the Messiah did come, any Gentile convert who denied him, along with any Jews who deny him, are of no Covenant whatsoever, not even the covenant of Abraham. When Messiah was to come he was to interpret the Law correctly and the Rabbis were to keep their mouths shut. He was to bring in the New Covenant and all the Rabbis would say nothing against it. He was to abolish the talmud and all other religious opinions and teach the knowledge of the Lord, and the word of the Lord will go out from Jerusalem, and the world was to sit in silence. Gentiles were to bring the glory of their nations into Messiah's Kingdom or they would be cursed. It is prophesied:
"I will say to the north give up: and to the south, keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him yea, I have made him. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears, Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things? Let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth" (Isaiah 43:6-9).
This gathering of God's true elect consisting of Jews and converted Gentiles to Jesus' Messianic Judaism, is mentioned in Matthew 24:31--"And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather his elect from the four winds, and from one end of the earth to the other." The wonderful thing here is that the name by which these are assembled is not the name Israel, or the name Jew, or even the tetragrammaton YHVH, but the NAME OF THE LORD! And so, we understand that name to be Jesus which is the name of the LORD and the name of Messiah (Lord Jesus Christ). The name *JESUS* means God has become our salvation. And rightly so, there is salvation in no other name given under heaven (John 3:18; Acts 4:12). It is when a Gentile takes on this Jewish family name of Jesus in the waters of baptism that the dual identity of a being a convert to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus, begins. The waters of baptism have their authority in the Cross of Calvary and in the annual Passover celebration of that event. It is in the waters of baptism that the blood of Jesus, by grace through faith, washes away every sin and stain of a sinful and profane life. The compassion of Jesus becomes the love of God to all the world, it is the very blessing upon our dual identity.
To fulfill this compassion ministry to the Gentiles, Jesus sent his Apostles into all the world to all nations to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom. In short time the twelve tribes and Gentiles who were converts knew what the word *GOSPEL* meant. It meant to be invited to become converts to the Israel of God, the Kingdom of Messiah. But some, not knowing this truth have preached another Gospel inviting people to be members of a congregation, a religion, or an organization. They have missed the foundation principal of the *Good News* that Jew and Gentile are to share in the Messianic Judaism of Jesus as join heirs and of the same body.
The time of the exclusiveness of the unbelieving Temple cult Jews as the elect or the chosen people ended at Calvary. Now, both Jew and Gentile would be equal at the foot of the Cross that he might have mercy upon all (Rom 11:30-32). Now, there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles (Rom 10:12). They must all become converted to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus and the Apostles. Jesus said it like this: "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark 16:15-16). This salvation or damnation is to everyone, the Jew first. If the Jews believe not, all the Rabbis in all of the world cannot save them from being damned. If Gentiles do not believe, all of their religious rituals and creeds cannot save them from being damned. They must come to conversion and in the waters of baptism be buried by grace through faith into the name of Jesus Christ and be converted. If they do not, ...they cannot be saved. Gentiles who have taken it upon their hearts to convert to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus will be among those sons and daughters whom the Lord will call from afar and say to the earth: GIVE UP!
It is a difficult thing for Gentiles to live out their dual identity. On the one hand we are converted and on the other our Gentile families who are not converted are constant reminders that our conversions are by choice. While we remain Gentiles according to flesh and blood, we are nevertheless the Israel of God and converted and become Messianic Jews according to religion. We must never allow anyone to convince us that our conversions are not legitimate. The Holy Ghost baptism is our proof that it is legitimate. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body. That one body is identified in 1Cor 12:13 and Eph 3:6. It can be none other than that body of Jews who inherited the promises of the Covenants by coming over into the Kingdom of God under the throne and reign of Jesus Messiah. That settles it! Let the gainsayers sit on a tack! Our conversions are a fact of the Word of God and nothing will change this. We are sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise unto this inheritance (2Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13). This sealing is an act of God over which a man has no control or power. Antichrist may call fire from heaven down upon Mount Moriah on animal sacrifices to deceive the elect if it is possible, but he cannot give the Holy Ghost baptism to a single soul unless he preaches Jesus for salvation. That is our sign, not fire from heaven without this preaching!
When the Apostle Peter saw the Gentiles had receive the Holy Ghost in Acts 10 after he had preached salvation through Jesus, he reasoned that God had granted unto the Gentiles repentance unto life and had sealed them himself as sons and daughters. How was he to argue with God, he said, in the council at Jerusalem (Acts 11:18)? He saw the Gentiles as converts. He then knew that converts had to be sealed in the waters of baptism for them to be called forth by the name of the Lord according to Isaiah 43:6-9. So, he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Lord Jesus to fulfill the Messianic conversion of Acts 2:38. This conversion of the Gentiles into New Testament Judaism opened the door to evangelism of all other Gentile nations. Thus at the house of Cornelius the Roman Centurion, a Gentile discovered a dual identity. The Apostles discovered the Gentiles would have a dual identity. Yes, the unbelieving Jews of the temple cult did not like it and persecuted that way. They held that Gentile converts to them shared a dual identity, but Gentiles converts to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus were considered apostate. The Gentiles nations were quickly whipped up into a frenzy by Jews among those countries and they tried to create *anti-missionary* laws. Gentiles deceived by this antisemitic hatred toward the Messianic Judaism of Jesus also joined the Jews in their "no convert and no proselyting laws." But the Lord Jesus sent the Apostles to all the world so that the Gentiles may be converted and saved, and who should they obey, the *anti-missionary* Jews and Gentiles who had damned themselves, ...or the Lord Jesus Messiah, their God?
The choice was not hard to make and many thousands of Jews and converted Gentiles were willing to suffer persecution, prison, and death, rather than deny their conversion to Jesus' Messianic Judaism. Yes, being of a dual identity was a difficult matter, but there are enough of these converts in the grave now, sealed unto the day of redemption. And should the Jews or a confederation of Gentiles think they can destroy the people of God, they are foolish. The Lord has enough Saints in the grave to bring forth a people without them. And the Lord needs not murderers, plotters, and rabble, that propel themselves from generation to generation against Jesus and his converts, to have a people. When they cannot win this hateful and awful fight against our faith in Jesus, they attempt to lure the ignorant and the unlearned to go back to the Old Testament and embrace the Law. Is it by accident that 666 and this very turning back to the Temple antichrist cult is found in St John 6:66! Is it by accident that the words *I DENY* equal 666? To deny Jesus is to be marked by the antichrist number and that number is connected to the temple cult by Scripture. And, a person will go to the Lake of Fire for the sin of turning back to the temple cult before they will be sent to the pit of eternal horror for adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, murder, theft, lying, idolatry, or any other sin. Turn back to the antichrist by what ever means and excuse and it is a denial of Jesus and that is 666 written all over it. When this has been accomplished a person will then deny that Jesus is the Almighty God (Rev 1:8). The proof of a reprobate is denial. But, among Gentiles who know of their dual identity they will not be led astray or deceived. They will never deny what they have been blessed to experience.
By the means of denial in one manner or another, the antichrist of whatever stripe hope to remove many Gentiles away from the faith of Jesus and the New Covenant back under the authority and spirit of the Pharisees, known today as the Talmudist. While this trick may be effective upon many Gentiles, it will not work upon those who have the true faith of Jesus Messiah. We know our unique dual identity and we do not need the works of the Law and natural circumcision to claim we are the Israel of God.
Among the host of millions John the Revelator saw in heaven, was a multitude that no man could number from all nations, tribes, and tongues. No Jew or Gentile; no Jewish temple or synagogue; no Gentile Church; no coven, or cult; no Jewish government or Gentile government; no army or military, even of all the nations, ...yea nor the United Nations, can change what shall be and what we are. We are Gentiles with a dual identity and we love our conversion to Jesus the Messiah and we will not deny it. All the former identified enemies of our faith can do, is make a new war with the saints and the Lamb. They can once again stir up hatred against Jesus and his converts with *anti-missionary* laws and begin persecution and murder upon those who disobey this tyrannical hate, but we will ever be the people of God. Our enemies can hide behind Communism, Socialism, Capitalism, Enviormentalism, hate crime laws, or some other political disguise, but they shall all of them be damned if they as much as slap a Gentile child of God who believes in Jesus as the Messiah. In Revelation 17:14 we find that the Lamb shall overcome the enemies of our faith. In 2thes 1:8 and 2:10 we find if they obey not the Gospel and believe not the truth they shall be destroyed in flaming fire at the second advent of Jesus. A person cannot reject the true Gospel of the Kingdom without fighting against it. And this sin is the greatest sin of all sins as it is the work of the Holy Ghost. To blaspheme the Kingdom is to blaspheme the very work of the Holy Ghost. The Kingdom was to come with power (Mark 9:1). The power was to come with the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:8). The Holy Ghost came on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:4). Therefore the Kingdom came on the day of Pentecost at the very work of the Holy Ghost. All sins can be forgiven, but whosoever sins (blasphemes or speaks) against the Holy Ghost is not forgiven in this life or the life to come (Mark 3:28:29). But for those who love his appearing shall Jesus appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Our Lord will sit upon the throne of his glory (Mat 19:28; 25:32). What then of the antichrist, the gainsayers, the apostates, the blasphemers, the Noahides, and the wicked who would not that he should rule over them (Luke 19:27). Our dual identity as a Gentile and as a convert to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus may be something we cannot go about and boast without persecution, but it is ours nevertheless. We have joined the true Israel of God, we are Messianic Jews by choice, we are the true *God Fearers* and we know our unique identity. We are the righteous and holy Gentile converts to Jesus Messiah. We are converts by choice. We are God's sons and his daughters. O earth give up, for we are now with the redeemed Messianic remnant, the ISRAEL OF GOD!
Now, there are some who think and are being taught that Law-keeping is the New Covenant of Jesus the Messiah. That is false! All of the Law of Sinai and its ordinances are abolished and nailed to the Cross (Col 2:14). Any morality of the Law and ordinances of Sinai that were to continue and to be enforced in the New Covenant are in the New Testament. They may not be found written in the same words or the same manner as in the Old Testament, but the principal of them may be found under some other designation. Do not think that Deut 22:5 and transvestism or some other like passage covering a sin is not covered in the New Testament. They may be and that is why you must follow a Godly Pastor and not a hireling or a liberal. In regard to eating pork and being demanded by the Pharisees and their followers if we do not keep the Sabbath, here is our defense: "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ" (Col 2:16-17).
Gentiles with a dual identity cannot put on a Synagogue hat or a tallith and think they are Messianic. These trappings of the old order are not found enjoined in the New Covenant. The growing of beards and wearing of black hats have no affinity to the Messianic Judaism of Jesus. These are Pharisee and Saducee traditions and have no part in the worship of Messianic Jews of the New Covenant. When we say the Law of Sinai together with all ordinances have been fulfilled and abolished, we mean just that. Righteousness and salvation comes only through Jesus by grace through faith. "I do not frustrate the grace of God: For if righteousness came by the Law, then is Christ dead in vain" (Gal 2:21); "But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, the just shall live by faith" (Gal 3:11); "There is one Lord, one faith, and one baptism" (Eph 4:5). Any willful observance of the Law or the ordinances as a means not to abide by the New Covenant is error (Col 2:20).
Ye natural Jews of the twelve tribes of the true Israel and ye Gentiles who are Jews by choice with a dual identity, come before the Lord Jesus with thanksgiving, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Jesus reigns, hallelujeh he reigns!
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