Be An Olive Tree Hugger

Rom 11:17-18 "...you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you."

I don’t get it. When discussing the Jewish or extreme Hebraic qualities of the Scriptural story, there are some that either just can’t fathom it and yet others who fail to see it’s relevance. How hard is it to understand that because Jesus is a Jew through and through, his real Jewish name is Yeshua? He thought like a Jew, ate like a Jew, grew like a Jew, learned like a Jew, taught like a Jew, worshiped like a Jew, sang like a Jew, partied like a Jew, played like a Jew and prayed like a Jew. There would be no “new you” if not for this Jew Yeshu (to use the Galilean dialect, David Flusser, Jesus pg. 24). Why has this attitude of antisemitism festered among God’s household for so many years? Do most even know why they carry this gripe about anything even remotely related? Don’t depend on your Gentile Jesus to save you, he is a myth. The church has succeeded in fabricating a Jesus in its image and after its own likeness. Look to the Jew, for it is through them God is bringing salvation (John 4). When he appears and ushers in the Messianic Age, you had better be prepared, because there’s going to be a whole lot Jewish-ness happening. Embrace the tree into which you are grafted. This does not mean you have to become Jewish. See the Scriptures for what they are; a compilation of Jewish writings, by Jewish/Hebraic men of God, telling stories of their relationship with the God of their Fathers, His anointed and the plan that has been in the making since "ancient times" to bring restoration to a hurting world. Jew or Gentile, you are invited to be a participant. 

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