We are redeemed!
Now that we have laid out some of the foundation, getting us to redemption.
We have to ask ourselves, why the Messiah? Why was the need? And now we know. God always has a card up his sleeve or a plan B getting the promises He’s made back on track, when flesh gets in the way. The promises he made to the house of Jacob and the House of David are eternal and must carrie on.
However the promises to the House of Israel on Mt Sinai was conditional.
It seems that this coming messiah was going to take two birds out with one stone. Redemption of a fallen nation & make Abraham descendants as numerous as the sands of the sea and the stars of the heavens.
God had to send a redeemer, again who was he sent to save or redeem? The Nation of Isreal.
In the previous study I had to lay out some of the bloodline of this Messiah in order for him to arrive on the scene.
Bringing the Prophets and the Messiah together
Remember, he didn’t come for Judah per say, this time around, however he was from the tribe of Judah. I will go into this shortly, Leviticus gives way for redeeming a brother’s house inheritance.
If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem — that which his brother sold.
And if the man have none to redeem it, and himself be able to redeem it;
Then let him count — the years of the sale thereof, and restore — the surplus unto the man to whom he sold it; that he may return unto his possession.
But if he be not able to restore it to him, then that which is sold shall remain in the hand of him that hath bought — it until the year of jubilee: and in the jubilee it shall go out, and he shall return unto his possession.LEVITICUS 25:25-28
I have went over some important events in a previous study that happened during Jubilee years, a few being:
Recent Jubilee messiah events
- 1777 – even though the United States of America(Ephraim) declared independence in 1776 from great Britain(Manasseh), we were at war with Britain for another 5 years, they didn’t relinquish their claim on us till 1781, the Saratoga war which ended in 10/17/1777 after the British surrendered this battle, this point of time was a pivotal, the french openly joined the US in the war against the brits a few months earlier. I love the French, they have played pivotal points in history for bringing down these empire oppressions with the Lord’s hand in bible prophecy. What many don’t understand is that some of our constitution, especially the part written surrounding the freedoms of religion and separations of church and state, was our founding fathers conversing between the Jewish societies right to worship. This is documented. Some think that this was for we the Christians(we alway’s think everything is about us), but this was actually our spill over from the jewish people migrating to the United States of America for Religious Freedom and a right to worship.
- 1917 – the British Empire recognizes the rights of the Jews to return to Judah or the promised land.
- (1948 – 1967) one new 19 year Metonic moon phase. Where the moon falls in the exact same place in the sky lining up with its position in the surrounding stars & consolation. This Also correlates to Daniel’s two sequential visions in 552BC & 533bc. Both the visions timelines in BC years parallels to the events that took place in Israel at years listed in AD.
- 1967 – Jerusalem returns to the origional inheritors
- 2017 – Jerusalem is recgonized as the capital of the new nation of Israel.
- These all are recognized as messiah events. A messiah event is a action that returns something to its original promised state, or redeems something back to the original inheritors. The prophetic advancement of the Saints.
Jubilee year is defined as a Year of Liberty.
A jubilee year falls every 7×7=49years, leading to the 50th year where everything returns into the hands of the original owners during the 50th year. Leviticus chapter 25 defines the sabbaths of the Lord.
The Messiah and Message taking root
This passage references Isaiah 61:1-5.
The Acceptable Year of the Lord is widely accepted as the Jubilee year of the Messiah. Which Messiah advent? Messiah Ben Joseph. The first arrival.
Of course Jesus’s childhood homeboys wanted to throw their son off a hill after him stating this.
This was when God was once again in possession of the Lost House of Israel.
Now that we understand the Levitical code for redemption of a brother’s inheritance being Ephraim(Israel) lost because of neglect, redeemed by a brother(Judah). The inheritance lost will naturally be redeemed to the other brother on the year of Jubilee.
The arrival of a promised one
The background of this passage was Jacob blessing his son Judah as the lawgiver and the scepter barer to him and as his descendants birthright promises. This is the first real reference to a coming one, a messiah. Who will take the throne and gather the people(nations) to him. Jesus did just that.
This is prophetic look into the future of events that took place in the Jordon River, with John the baptist, Jesus being baptized, the Holy Spirit resting on Jesus as the Son of God. Then the passage goes directly into his ministry starting with his wilderness experience of temptation with out sin, then into the sermon on the mount. The “Branch” is another term used for Messiah. Jesse who is the father of King David.
The Book of Matthew paints a beautiful picture in chapter 5, of the converse between Jesus & John the Baptist his cousin. John was beside himself when Jesus asked of John to baptized him. John said it should be the other way around. Jesus said, “ for righteousness sake”. John gave in and did as Jesus requested.
Here we see our savior who is without sin, asking to be baptized unto the remission of sin and repentance. Following, he was lead into the wilderness to be tempted by sin and was still without sin. This was the beginning of his ministry, at the end of his ministry God poured out all our sin upon him. He was made sin for us. He took the burden of our sin with him from the beginning to the end of his ministry.
Other Prophetic scripture of the Messiah
There are other passages of the prophets and psalms that portray the coming One.
Many of us are taught that the only reason Jesus came into the world is to redeem all us heathens. As you may have noticed, His arrival is much deeper than this and his triumphal reentry will be even more so than the first entry.
The miss-placed Nation of Israel
How does the Church fit into the Northern Nation of Israel?
As I stated previously, much has been lost since the early saints of Jesus Christ to this day and gave reasons why.
The new testament saints made the association of who we are and many others was expecting some one else, but as for the Lost Sheep of Israel, knew they belonged to Him. They knew his voice. They hear him calling out to them.
This became lost in the Greek new world of Christianity. The original inheritors of the Hebrew Gospel message were pushed aside for the greek-roman revolution of the church. More later.
These following old testament passages correlates to new testament passages. We find what’s on God’s mind and intent.
Being Different is Good
Peculiar: in exodus the word means to be set aside as something special. To stand out from the rest. Different is good.
Holy Nation: In Exodus this translates the same in 1st Peter; a people set apart for a purpose. This idea is repeated in 1st Peter passage; a Chosen Generation is a set apart children of God.
Priests; those who stand before us on God’s behalf.
Again, the Old overshadows the new.
In the following passage the Lord remembers His promise to the house of Abraham as his descendants will be as the sand of the sea. And in the very place He pronounced judgement on Israel in Jezreel (to scatter) will be the place that he will proclaim that the heads of two nations will gather and appoint one head.
This passage was carried over from the previous study, now we will find this passage being foreshadowed in the next Passage.
Speaking to whom? The Nation of Israel. As what? The remnant survivors being restored as sons of the Living God.
Jesus being the representative of the Father as the head of the House.
Ruhamah & Ammi – My Mercy & My People
Once was a people:
Lo-Ruhamah: No Mercy – Hosea 1:5
Lo-Ammi – Not my people – Hosea 1:6
Your now a people now called the sons of God.
God’s Prodigal Wife
The Lord may have started out in with his judgement on the distain of the Nation of Israel towards Him, by holding back His mercy on the royals which he pours out on the whole nation of Israel. He removes his covering of protection over the people. No more Mercy
In a nut shell, they rejected the law of the Lord and in doing so forgets the Lord.
The goodness of Judah and Israel is as the morning cloud and the dew of ground that goes away when the heat of the day comes. The Lord has savored their goodness at one time. So he slay’s them with his harsh words and his judgements will go before them as a light to their path.
However, God desires to show mercy above sacrifices, and desires more in knowing him above our burnt offerings.
The Lord is my Shepherd
Getting His Mercy On!
From this passage we also need to observe that their are two groups of people, the righteous and the sinners.
Blessed are the merciful
The Messiah shows compassion on those who were scattered with out a shepherd.
Imagine, a scattered flock of sheep who ran away from their original shepherd because of neglect and abuse. And along came another who moved with compassion, directing them to new feeding grounds. They heard a new voice in the wilderness. Come follow me!
Mercy & not Sacrifice
Ruhamah & Ammi – My Mercy & My People
Hosea 2:1 – Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah.
Hosea 2:23 – And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon — her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.
Who was she? The whoring Nation of Israel. Where was she going? Sown into all the earth. They were not going to be shown mercy in their homeland however in someone else’s land. The Lord was not going to call them His people in their own land but in someone else’s land.
Have we for gotten about Hosea’s first born?
What was scattered will be gathered.
For great shall be the day of Jezreel
I have given a little history in the previous study series concerning what happened in Jezreel.
I will do a little recap.
The sin of Ahab and Jezebel towards Jaboth sets the whole premise throughout the book of Hosea, their crime scene done in Jezreel.
The narrative of Jezebel and Ahab actions threads its self through the book of Hosea.
It was in Jezreel that the Lord left the Northern Nation of Israel. He tried to redeem the nation through Jehu, however Jehu was no better than the rest as a rulers before him.
In year of Jesus’s ministry the Plains of Jezreel, that Jesus and His disciples has traveled trough much of their ministry; Nazareth, Galilee, Damascus, Jerusalem and else where. Mt. Tabor in Jezreel was always in the line of their sight, in much of where they traveled.
As surely as I live,’ declares the King, whose name is the LORD Almighty, ‘one will come who is like Tabor among the mountains, like Carmel by the sea’” (Jeremiah 46:18).
I have explained previously that when the Spirit of Lord speaks of an actual location in the prophetic is turned to a spiritual significance other than an actual land mass.
Now much of Jesus’s ministry was in sight of Mt Tabor. Wether this is the place of transfiguration or Mt Hermon or Carmel, or somewhere else. The importance is, there was much journeying and sowing along the roads of the Plains of Jezreel.
The name Jezreel translate in the Hebrew is God Sow’s or God Scatters; as a sower of seeds in a field, one might think that just tossing the seeds to and fro, the ground would bring a good harvest, however if your a true husbandman of the field, the measures would be more careful. A few here and a few their evenly spaced until the field is thoughtfully sown.
In this Passage Jesus, explains kingdom principles in a parable of sowing for a good harvest. Even the workers had to know what to expect. Not every seed was predictable, however knowing where it was going to land was considered. You couldn’t sow amongst the go to religious organizations of the time, Jesus tried and was nearly thrown out on his kester, being the escape artist that he is, he always manage to get away until the appointed time arived.
He knew where the good ground was that would produce a better harvest. It was to the Poor, literally those who were beaten down and fearful, scattered from oppression, abused by traditions of men, those were looked down on as too be to lowly to be a part of the religious elites. Read my Blog of the “Prodigal of the Prodigal” and “The Prophets of Facade” blog posts.
Sowing in the new age of the church.
Sowing in the Kingdom
Surviving the Gospel message
If something wasn’t part of the popular, when observing the scattering of the grain into the field, as a people, much of this is done in tribulation in one form or the other, in the old and new testament alike. Usually organized groups or governments at the time, oppressing another group that didn’t fit in. Such was the early church’s lot. Stay around and be killed, or move on and further the message to other nations. Jesus forewarned his disciples this before hand.
If we were to comfortable wallowing around in our faith, then calm complacency may set in. Many advancements forward in the gospel is a result of turmoil within the church among believers, or persecution outside the church and everything else in between. Sound’s familiar? Let’s move on to the next town for our survival. As for the old testament saints, one nation moving around another nation’s population as a outcome of war.
What is this called? Scattering of the people. If the disciples stayed in Jerusalem they would either be dead, or in-prisoned.
Being fruitful in the Kingdom of God
Going where the need is:
Many of the apostles went to where the need was. Many times by request because the work was bearing fruit. If a apostle wasn’t able to make the move then they would try to send out another saint, and sending out letters to a work being started in a town or city.
The gospel message being moved around and taking root in the hearts of the saints. If the message was good for you, then pass it on.
Again, In Matthew chapter 13 Jesus talks about different soil types and the sown word, the success of the survival of the message stems around word growth taking root in the hearts of the people.
Being scattered. Where & Why?
Previously in this study we were talking about the definition Jezreel, meaning God will scatter or sow.
Where did the Gospel message go? Other nations and races. Eventually The whole entire globe.
We find that the apostles had different descriptions addressing the saints in their writings, John called the saints children, Luke, Peter & James would address the saints in other regions as the scattered strangers in other nations.
Which direction did the message take them? Here, there and every where.
Peter was the one to address the saints as those who were strangers, scattered in the midst of nations or regions.
During the beginning and end of Jesus’s approximately 70 weeks of ministry, there were masses of followers and spectators leading up-to his triumphal entry in Jerusalem. Again, even though he never verbally pro-claimed himself to be king of the Jews, the masses did, even the Romans did, sarcastically. Many knew him as the messiah and wanted him to be king. The peoples King. However, not the religious elite. They were expecting him to be more & reign over the promised land and do away with the gentiles & Romans, as a part of his first task of being the King Messiah.
The following passage will sum up the one true church, both the messianic nation of redeemed Israel; circumcised or not, as the lost sheep, along with the Messianic Jews, the circumcised, the not so lost sheep of Judah. We can not forget the religious cast of Jews that didn’t acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah. All saints are accounted for, will be one in His hand.
Jesus’s main point was to bring peace between not only the two houses and the Father, but also with the uncircumcised nations. He was a peacemaker for the kingdom of God. Before there was enmity between all of us, now He stands in the gap that we become one in the house of God.
Sibling Rivalry: The great divorce between two houses
Here is the beginning of division in the body of Christ. One observes the Torah and the Laws, the Messianic Hebrews. The others, who believed in Jesus Christ was enough, or faith in Jesus only believers, the Grace Greeks. Sound familiar?
This time the shoe of contempt is on the other foot.
Can a House united can be divided once again? Can the House of Israel divorce the House of Judah once again? A Sibling Rivalry.
I was debating wether or not to include this with this study or not. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get to this right away in a new post.
It is important to know what happened in history. I may go into this more detail in a future. If I’m able. You don’t have to take my word for the statements below. You can go online to search out everything.
Another Great Divorce Between the Brethren
If Christ came to bring peace by bringing both staff pieces together, one being the Nation of Israel and the other being Nation of Judah as one in His hand, It seems that this happened during the Messiah’s first advent. Both Judah and Israel, back into the same fold.
It may appear that Jesus brought both houses together, however not fully. There are those who resisted the gospel message among the Jews. This is no different than today. The religious order in Israel today, doesn’t reflect their acceptance of the christian messiah. Why? Is it needed? No! They are still a part of the original branches of the stalk of the olive tree. That we as the Nation of Israel have been grafted back into. Some were from the original stalk that was broken off, and some from a wild olive tree.
However, what happened?
- Why are there Jews today that don’t believe in our Christian Messiah? When there were many in the early church.
- I ask? What did we do to turn them away?
- Why did what the Constatinian-Justinian/Roman-Grecian christians purcecute the Messianic Jews and non Messianic Jews and Muslims alike?
- Who were they to Judge sincerity of faith.
- Why did millions of them die in the name of Christ by the hands of the Church.
- Why did the Spanish Inquisition of Spain evict Messianic Jews and non Messianic Jews as heretics under pain of death, and were executed for possessing Hebrew Gospels? Not the greek ones however. BTW: During the old testament times: BC, the Jewish settlements were not only in Judaea, there were many settlements elsewhere. One being Spain, and the other being Ireland BC.
The next studies I will attempt to go into the book of Romans to contrast the differences between Judah, Israel and the uncircumcised and the grafting process. Also following this I will attempt bring the line of David to today, and the arrival of the next Messiah and the preparation among the two houses.