For over a decade we have heard about the “two houses” of the Hebraic movement. Unfortunately, during our time in the Hebraic we’ve seen more damage done that promotes division than restoration. Most “two housers” long for the restoration of Israel. The joining of the northern and southern kingdoms back to the point of unity is how most of us would define the fulfillment of restoration. Sadly, many of us have forgotten the key element in becoming “righteous”. Righteousness was reckoned unto Abraham for one, and only one thing…his faith. Our brothers, regardless of their “house” have placed their faith in the God of the Bible. While both camps have some things that may not be accurate, both camps rely solely on their faith in their God. It just so happens that the Jesus of the NT and the YHWH of the OT are one and the same. I am not suggesting that a person who denies Yeshua as their savior is redeemed, but I am saying that the same person’s faith is accredited to them as righteousness by YHWH. One says they needn’t keep God’s laws to be “saved”, but they have unwavering faith in Jesus. The other refuses to believe in the Jesus of the NT as they understand that He taught against the keeping of God’s law. Yeshua came doing away with religion and traditions of men, not the Torah. It is your faith in Him that causes you to be deemed righteous before God. Those of us who have been in the hebraic tend to forget that our brothers still in traditional church still have the faith needed in Messiah to be redeemed. We have to stop poking people in the eye while we attempt to show them where they are wrong so that they can see the truth better. We need to accept our brothers with love for their faith and their walk, and put down the need to be right. Whole House is about this kind of interaction and love. Its about the unity of our faith in our Redeemer. Our faith in Jesus/Yeshua. Our brothers, and sisters, who have committed their heart to Him are just as righteous. May we never boast or elevate ourselves in thinking our righteousness is better or more evident. Our righteousness is as filthy rags if we think it comes from our obedience. Our righteousness comes by our faith in Him, and then and only then is it true righteousness. Anything else is pride.
Month: September 2014
Full Size Tabernacle replica in Murphy, NC
The following information was taken from http://www.makemeasanctuary.com.
SEPTEMBER 6-14, 2014
1:00PM – 7:00PM
This limited exhibit offers Cherokee County and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn about God’s expression of love through the ancient sanctuary. Travel back over 3,000 years into the desert between Egypt and Palestine where more than two million people banded together to build a tabernacle for their God. Each article of the tabernacle had real significance to the Hebrew people and this tour will bring each symbol to life.
The command was communicated to Moses while in the mount with God, “Let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them;” and full directions were given for the construction of the tabernacle.
No language can describe the glory of the scene presented within the sanctuary—the gold-plated walls reflecting the light from the golden candlestick, the brilliant hues of the richly embroidered curtains with their shining angels, the table, and the altar of incense, glittering with gold; beyond the second veil the sacred ark, with its mystic cherubim, and above it the holy Shekinah, the visible manifestation of Jehovah’s presence; all but a dim reflection of the glories of the temple of God in heaven, the great center of the work for man’s redemption.
Thus in the ministration of the tabernacle, and of the temple that afterward took its place, the people were taught each day the great truths relative to Christ’s death and ministration, and once each year their minds were carried forward to the closing events of the great controversy between Christ and Satan, the final purification of the universe from sin and sinners.
The video link below shows more detail on the amount of work that has gone into this project, as well as how the Tabernacle points us to Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah).