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One Body In Messiah
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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .
If you do not have peace with regards to a particular something in your life, GOD is not behind it. 

 

ONE BODY IN MESSIAH         
"For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is MESSIAH Y’SHUA. For by one SPIRIT we were all baptized into one body whether Jew or Gentile, whether slaves or free and have all been made to drink into one SPIRIT." [1 Corinthians 12. 12 - 13] 

 

"For you are all sons of GOD through faith in Y’SHUA. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in MESSIAH Y’SHUA." [Galatians 3. 26, 28] 

 

The statement "there is neither Jew nor Greek...neither male nor female...all are one in JESUS" relates back to Faith and indicates that all races, classes, and both sexes are equal in rights and privileges relative to gospel benefits, that ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER does not recognize one above the other — all are one body in Y’SHUA ha'MASHIACH. 

 

However, this same verse does tell that within the body of MESSIAH there is both Jew and Gentile, master and slave, male and female.  One does not change his ancestry, descent, position in life, or sex by receiving the MESSIAH into their heart.  Nothing can divest a Jew of his physical identity. 

 

One who is not Jewish who has accepted the LORD JESUS, remains a Gentile but is now a believer.  A Jew, accepting the LORD Y’SHUA, remains a Jew but is now a believer.  Both Jew and Gentile keep their earthly distinctions even as bond and free, male and female keep theirs.  Their unity is in the SPIRIT — they are one in MESSIAH the KING by Faith

 

"For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the SPIRIT, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from GOD." [Romans 2. 28 - 29] 

 

This passage is found in a Jewish Context in the book of Romans.  Paul was not speaking to the Gentiles here but to Jews who were trusting in the fact that they were Jews,  "Indeed you are called a Jew, and rest on the Law, and make your boast in GOD." [Romans 2. 17]  Here, Paul is describing the True Jew who is one not only outwardly, but inwardly.  Paul does not boast in his religion or the fact he is a Jew — there is no pride of race or grace in MESSIAH Y’SHUA — but he counts all that as loss and his trust now is in the LORD JESUS as we find in the words of Paul again: 
  "For we are the circumcision, who worship GOD in the spirit, rejoice in CHRIST JESUS, and have no CONFIDENCE IN THE flesh, though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so."  Then Paul explains what it is about the "flesh" in which he could trust:  "Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the Law, a Pharisee; concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the Law, blameless." 
  Now Paul is counting as unnecessary and vain all those things of the flesh in which he could have trusted:  "But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for CHRIST. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of CHRIST JESUS my LORD, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain CHRIST and be found in HIM, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from GOD by faith." [Philippians 3. 3 - 9]  Thus, our spiritual duties must be our own hearts actions, not boasting in our human bloodline, but in the BELOVED MESSIAH alone. 

 

Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!  
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
May peace abundant descend from heaven with life for us and to all Israel, Amen  Watch and pray, the LORD Messiah Y’SHUA is coming soon to set up HIS Kingdom. The descendants of HIS servants shall inherit it, and those who love HIS NAME shall dwell in it. The LORD will be a SHELTER for HIS people, and the STRENGTH of the children of Israel, and they shall all know HIM.  

 

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 

 

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