If Jesus came into your church, would you recognize Him? While my guess is completely subjective, I would guess that fewer than 1% would recognize the Messiah, King of Israel, if He walked into your church building.
No, He likely won’t come dressed as a homeless guy, though we should receive the homeless with love and concern.
He won’t be in a long robe and probably won’t have longish hair. He will have a beard.
In fact, 99% of the images and ideas we have of Him are wrong based on simple reading of Scripture.
You won’t know based on a ‘gut feeling.’ Your emotions will fail you EVERY time.
You MUST be able to tell based on facts that are verifiable. Scars? May or may not work…
How then will you KNOW without a shadow of a doubt who He is and that He is the REAL deal?
Scripture tells us exactly how we can tell and it is precisely why Christendom has utterly failed at reaching the Jews.
He will show up at your church on a sabbath. Will you be there, or will the doors be locked.
He will be excited about the feast day! (You do know that He is coming on a specific feast day that anyone understanding Lev. 23 can explain, right?)
He will be wearing Tzitzits. Yeah, those tassel-looking things you think only the Jews wear? Oh, yeah!
And, He will be talking about the glories of HIS Torah.
If I’m talking about things you’ve never heard, I totally understand. You are in the 99% like I was. I’m a seminary trained pastor who stood in the pulpit for 10 years before the light of truth began to peep through the cracks appearing in the traditions and doctrines of men that I had been taught. Once I began to recognize the fallacies that the Protestant Church had inherited from the Roman Catholic Church, the scales REALLY fell off and Scripture began to fit together and make total sense…
More about the false image of Jesus we have accepted and perpetuated.
If you are hungry to know the Messiah in a very real and powerful way, if you know there is more to what you have been taught, but can’t figure it out, if your heart is crying out for TRUTH, then this is the place for you. Start reading and processing. Chase links. You will be challenged and many things you thought you knew will be tested, but in the end you will find a peace/shalom and a relationship that is beyond anything you thought possible.
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May our Father lead and guide you by His Spirit into all Truth!
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