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The Israel of God

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THE ISRAEL OF GOD

THE ISRAEL OF GOD

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.”  – Galatians 6:15-17

Romans 11:1-36 tells us that “The Good Olive Tree” is comprised of both Jewish and Gentile believers in Jesus the Messiah. The Jews are the natural branches, and the Gentiles have been grafted-in to become a part of the same tree. Together, they have become the true Israel of God today.

Metaphorically, we also bear upon our bodies the marks of the Lord Jesus (i.e. the stripes on His back from being whipped, the nail-scarred hands and feet from His crucifixion, and the stab wound on His side).

Under the New Covenant, the new Israel of God is the church of Jesus Christ. Regardless of race or nationality, every follower of Jesus who walks according to this principle has become a “new creation” and joint heir with the people of God. All New Covenant believers are blessed with peace and mercy as God’s true Israel.

–         Pastor Luis Yosefus

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Dispensationalism, Israel, and the Christian Church

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The contiguous relationship between Israel and the Christian Church.

Jesus teaches in the temple

Dispensational Theology has misinterpreted much of the Bible and created a great deal of confusion within the Church. But when we study the Bible as a whole – without dividing it up into pieces (and thereby coming up with erroneous assumptions), we will find that it flows very nicely throughout the ages and helps us reach the right conclusions regarding the contiguous relationship and common heritage of Israel and the Church.

For instance, the Abrahamic Covenant in Genesis 12:1-3 was given to the Father of the nation of Israel. Yet it continues to be the source and wellspring of blessing for both Jews and Gentiles. Every spiritual blessing that the Christian Church enjoys today comes out of this covenant with the first Hebrew man. Therefore, it should not seem strange or unusual that the observance of the Seven Biblical Feasts of Israel should also apply to Christians as well.

God’s Holy Days were not only given to bless Israel, but also the Christian Church that was birthed as a result of our God’s New Covenant with both Jews and Gentiles through Jesus the Messiah. As we shall see, God has a great plan in mind for all humanity, which He will only reveal to those who discard their man-made religious traditions and open their minds to His divine purposes.

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–         Pastor Luis Yosefus

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Living as a king or queen.

“If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture…you do well.” – James 2:8

The apostle James also calls the Royal Law of Love the “perfect law of liberty”, because the man or woman who is filled and controlled at all times by the Spirit of God will never sin, and is free to do as he or she wishes. The love of God will at all times be ruling his heart, mind and actions so that his thoughts, emotions, and decisions will always be in conformity with God’s will.

“But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of God’s will, this one will be blessed in all that he does “ – James 1:25 (JCV).

The person who lives according to the Royal Law of Liberty lives as a king or queen on this earth because he or she is subject to no other law than God’s law of love – love for God and love for his fellow man. Such a person needs no other law to control them, because in fulfilling the Royal Law of Love, they fulfill all other laws. In every circumstance, and in every relationship, they walk in love towards God and man, and reign in life as kings and queens.

Ahh”, you say, “But that is not always possible to do. I don’t always walk in love as I should.” This is true. None of us do. But the potential is there. And when we sin, we run again to the throne of grace for renewed cleansing and forgiveness. But our focus must always be upon living under the Law of Grace and New Testament Truth – not the Old Testament Mosaic Laws. The difference between the dispensation of Law under Moses and the dispensation of Grace through Jesus Christ lies not in the end to be achieved – which is justification and right standing before God, but in the method to achieve it.

The end to be achieved has always been justification by faith in Messiah’s atoning work for our sins as the Holy Lamb of God who was slain on our behalf. Under the Law of Moses, the means to produce faith was faulty because the means used was based on an external system of commandments and ordinances that no one could perfectly keep. Whereas, under the New Covenant dispensation of grace, the means used is the Laws of God supernaturally written in our hearts by the Holy Spirit dwelling within.

-Pastor  Luis Yosefus

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Christians Are Not Under the Law of Moses

Christians Are Not Under the Law of Moses – Part 2

    The Mosaic Covenent In part one of this message, we discussed that there is much confusion in the Body of Christ today regarding which parts of the Old Testament laws we should be observing. The Good News Gospel of Jesus Christ makes it clear and consistent: Once a person has trusted in Jesus Christ the Messiah, his salvation and righteous standing before God the Father no longer depends on observing the law of Moses. The animal sacrifices, circumcision, the priestly system, Kosher foods, the stoning of people to death, the eye-for-an-eye, tooth-for-a-tooth mentality, and so on, have been done away with under the New Covenant.

So why are so many Christian people – both Gentiles and Jews, reverting back to the Old Covenant system of Moses?

      I believe that many are attracted by the appeal of learning more about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. After all, Jesus was Jewish, the early disciples were Jewish, and we need to appreciate our Jewish heritage in order to understand the context of our Christian religion. And that is as far as it should go. Unfortunately, in their enthusiasm for learning more about their Jewish roots, many Christians are lured into attending Hebraic and Messianic congregations that have overstepped their boundaries and have become modern-day Judaisers. These congregations claim they are followers of Yeshua Ha Machiach (Jesus the Messiah in Hebrew), but instead of preaching the Gospel of Grace that Jesus preached, they preach the obsolete laws of Moses. They forget that the Old Testament laws of Moses have been done away with, and we are now under a New Covenant – the New Covenant of Grace.

The laws of Moses were only temporary “schoolmasters”.

      They were instituted by God only for a certain period of time to teach us about sin and transgression, God’s holiness, and drive us to faith in Jesus the Messiah. But after the laws of Moses served their (temporary) purpose and Jesus came and sacrificed His life for us, they were no longer necessary. God Himself had predicted long ago, that the Old Covenant would one day be replaced by a new and better covenant when Messiah Jesus would come.

“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel [and all people who believe on Me] in the future,” says the LORD. “I will put my laws, statutes, and instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” – Jeremiah 31:33 (JCV)

     When Jesus the Messiah finally came, He did away with the old system, and instituted the new system — a better covenant, that produces personal holiness and righteousness based on faith and obedience to the indwelling presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Jesus now lives inside each of us and tells us how we should live, and what we should do, in order to please God the Father.

–         Luis Yosefus

In Part 3 of this teaching, we will examine the prevalence of religious deception today, and the spiritual dangers of reverting back to the Mosaic laws and falling from grace.

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COMMENTS FROM FILCOM:

“Thanks God for the New Covenant. Thank you Pastor Luis for your topic. The message of Jesus in the New Testament is the enlightenment of every believer.”


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New Covenant Reforms

The Mosaic CovenentWhether you call Jesus by His transliterated English name, JESUS, or by His Hebrew name YESHUA or YAHASHUA, it doesn’t matter to Him one bit. He will hear your prayers in whatever language you choose to address Him. What does matter, however, is that you believe and trust in JESUS to be the Savior and Lord of your life.

If you are trusting in His substitutionary death on the cross on your behalf for the forgiveness of your sins and His imputed righteousness, then your salvation is by “grace and truth” as the apostle John said in John 1:17, and not by your observation of the Old Testament Mosaic laws that have been done away with in the New Testament (New Covenant).

“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel [and all people who believe on Me] in the future,” says the LORD. “I will put my laws, statutes, and instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” – Jeremiah 31:33 (JCV)

The Mosaic laws were only temporary. They were the “schoolmasters” that taught us to have faith in God and disciplined us in the practice of holiness and obedience. However, now that we have come of age and live under a new and better covenant, God’s laws are written in our hearts – not on tables of stone.

The New Covenant also brought many new reforms.

Many of the old Mosaic laws were discarded under the New Covenant as outdated or ineffective for producing true righteousness, such as the priestly system, the sacrificing of animals, the eye-for-an-eye mentality, kosher foods, and many other antiquated relics too numerous to mention here.

When Jesus the Messiah finally came, He did away with the old system, and instituted the new system — a better covenant, that produces personal holiness and righteousness based on faith and obedience to the indwelling presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Jesus now lives inside each of us and tells us how we should live, and what we should do, in order to please God the Father.

–        Pastor Luis Yosefus

In Part 2 of this teaching, we will examine the Judaizers in the church of Galatia who were perverting the gospel of Jesus Christ with their false teachings and how this relates to the legalism so prevalent in the Christian church today.

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COMMENT FROM ADAM GOUROUTIDIS IN GREECE:

Amen brother Luis! If Paul was still among us these days he would be amazed with the fact that even almost two thousand years after his own time, the Judaizers are still stealing from believers what the Messiah Jesus said on His cross, that ”it is finished”! Keep on bringing to light the works of darkness and they will no longer be. You are not alone in this. May He bless you and strengthen you with a double anointing of Paul’s anointing.


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Jesus the only Mediator

Jews and Gentiles alike must come to Jesus, for He is God’s answer for every man’s salvation: “For there is [only] one God and [one] mediator between God and men, the Man Jesus the Messiah.” – 1 Timothy 2:5 (JCV).

The original Greek word for “Mediator”, (mesites), speaks of a go-between, an umpire, a reconciler, an arbitrator, an intermediary. In the Old Testament God used Moses to bring the Law to the people. Now, in the New Testament, one greater than Moses is God’s mediator – His own Son, Jesus the Messiah. Jesus accomplishes salvation for all men by His vicarious death and guarantees the terms of the New Covenant.

SELAH (pause, and think about that).