26 Jul

Jewish people have a deep sense of consciousness of the brokenness of our system.

We recognise that already long ago lots of people broke with the Elohim. Earth long ago abandoned the Kingdom of God, a realm characterized by selfless love (1 John 4:8), for a realm characterized by lust for things, for power, for self (Genesis 3). 

The prophets know that man had to restore its relationship with the Highest. The ancient prophets put it this way: “There is no forgiveness (repair) of sin (brokenness) without the shedding of blood (throwing away of broken parts)” (Hebrews 9:22).  The ancient Hebrews established, under God’s direction, a temporary solution to create a bond with their Maker. By solemnly sacrificing animals, and later eating them, by symbolically shedding the blood of humans (the real broken parts), they created a deep sense of consciousness of the brokenness of our system.

But that was “just a shadow of the good things to come,” a temporary fix, Hebrews 10:1 says. Because “the sacrifices under that system, repeated again and again…were never able to make perfect (whole) those who draw near.” In other words, it wasn’t the cure for cancer, just a way to live with it. But “in the fullness of time,” Galatians 4:4 tells us, “God sent his son.” The Cure.

Jeshuaists are convinced that this sent one from God is the Messiah who brings salvation to the world. Believing in him is the key to the entrance of God's Kingdom.

Jesus’ death was, in one sense, the last official sacrifice of the old (temporary) plan. It was the offering of one final unblemished Lamb to demonstrate God’s love and to fulfill Abraham’s prophecy: “God will provide Himself a lamb” (Genesis 22:8). But His death was also the beginning of a new (permanent) plan to fix the broken system, to restore earth to its place in God’s Kingdom. Not merely a way to live with cancer, but… A cure. 

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