Sunday, 26 January 2020
Meditate on this statement. "Yeshua is Lord of all." Really. Take a moment before you continue reading. Rest in that thought. Yeshua asked the disciples ... John 6:67 "So Yeshua said to the Twelve, 'You don't want to leave also, do you?'" Many had become offended by Yeshua's teaching on the value of communion. How vital it is to eat His flesh and drink His blood.
John 6;68a "Simon Peter answered Him ..." I want to pause here before giving you Peter's answer. This is the reason I brought this up. Peter didn't answer, "I would never leave You. You make me feel good." He also didn't answer, "I would never leave You. You make me prosperous." We might turn to Yeshua because He heals us or provides for us, but that's not why we remain by faith connected to Him. Peter's real answer follows ... John 6:68b "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life!" Thank you, Peter. You got it right. In Hebrew we say, Ein Od, meaning there is no one (and nothing) else.
Years later, Paul was writing to the Romans. Right in the middle of a 3 chapter expose on Messianic Judaism, (In Romans 9, 10, and 11) Paul explains the value of following Yeshua while remaining Jewish and how important the future of Israel is in the coming Kingdom of God. Paul makes this declaration ... Romans 10:9 "For if you confess with your mouth that Yeshua is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
We follow Yeshua because of Who He is, not because of what we want to get out of our relationship with Him. Seek His face, not His hand. Job understood this. The TLV titles this chapter "Job Challenges God." Then we read this about Job's faith ... Job 13:15-16 "Even if He slays me, I will wait for Him; I will surely defend my ways before Him. This, too, will be my salvation for no godless (man) can come before Him."
Rabbi Michael Weiner,