what kind of faith….

Having a bit of a crisis here – the truth is the christian religion can’t exist in it’s present form – it makes no sense at all…We know that ~ we have covered it many many times – not like I have a lot of new people around here but suffice to say that following a Jewish rebel by celebrating Pagan holidays and beating other people over their heads about going to a fiery inferno for eternity unless they have accepted the idea that Jewish guys can be killed over 2,000 years ago to mitigate the disrespect they continue to kindle in their hearts against his lifestyle and teachings, is completely nuts.
And then we have the rest of us, somewhere in between…this morning I was perusing the book of Jubilee and it says that The Father would teach His kids how to keep the Sabbath, and also that He didn’t give it to everyone – just Israel – that is Jacob who YHVH considers his firstborn sanctified and the offspring of Israel. That is all the tribes, of course now we only consider one – the tribe of Judah – the Jews.

Now there are provisions in the present time, for folks who want to convert to Judaism – but obviously that is not me. Messianic Judaism is basically a hodgepodge of wishes and wannabees – except the christians don’t care for them and the jewish folks don’t either. No one likes a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The sheep run away and the wolves will kill it. It just doesn’t belong.

So once again we are just stuck trying to do our best with what we have, which is dreadfully little to go on. It might make a person wonder why bother trying at all…A recent conversation with a precious friend unearthed this nugget of truth. I am driven to my own path because I have the fingerprints of the creator all over my life, there is no denying I am part of a greater purpose and plan than I understand just yet. And I want to understand it. I figure I must be like the samaritan woman – I don’t even know what I am doing –
He says to her “You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
When she told her community what happened, they believed. And he came and visited for a bit, talking with them.
Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Messiah, the Savior of the world.”

But why? What happened to those people?
They didn’t become Jews…I am pretty sure they didn’t go all Pagan/Catholic. But where did they end up?
When I met Yeshua in a dream and asked him if he had any other ideas, like a Plan B. He said. Nope – just this one. Which one is that you might ask? The one where he told people truth and they believe it and they tell others. Basically relying on the innate desire of people to seek out the Creator in Truth of Spirit.

Another friend of mine is so frustrated with communication…but we have no other method. Spirit can talk to spirit but we have been starving them for so long…it is not easy. This week has been crazy for me. To the point where I have been bursting into tears, for apparently no reason. Sobbing. Why? I can only guess that it is spiritual intercession, that can’t be understood. But it is a new thing for me, that is for sure… My husband is quite a bit worried about it. But what can I do? I can’t explain it to myself in my own heart, that means I have a 0.0% chance of explaining it to anyone else.

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2 thoughts on “what kind of faith….

  1. hearthie

    The Gospel is supposed to blow up our minds and hearts – not with a new set of rituals, but with the overwhelming joy that we no longer depend on dancing the perfect dance in order to clean up the mess we have made of our lives. Pagan or Jew – pretty much every one was depending on their own works to impossibly clean up the mess. Even the most religious stressed out about it. And then Jesus drops in and says, “I got this.” And then we live in joy and gratitude – not worrying about the dance, but simply trying to please Him because we are filled with love. We’re spoilt, we don’t get the insane relief that “You don’t have to do this for yourself, it’s been done” would have been to fresh ears. Ears in America? They only hear cheap grace. So not the same.

    So how then can Messianic Christianity replace that joy? It’s about slapping on new rules. (Good rules, but rules). How then can slapping on the rules of Pagan Catholicism replace that joy?

    It’s all about not trusting in grace, not trusting the Spirit to work. We gotta make rules not just for ourselves, from personal conviction (eg don’t buy potato chips if you’ll pig out on them), we want to make rules for other people too. So everyone *looks* like us. We return to being Pharisees, whitewashing the outside of the tombs.

    It’s not that the outside shouldn’t be clean – but it has to come from the inside, or it’s really worthless. And the change from the inside can only come from Jesus.

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