ONE NEW MAN – THE MESSAGE
In the fourth century, during the Councils of Elvira and Nicaea, church elders established many rules and regulations to separate the Church from the Jewish roots of Her faith. Subsequently, many religious leaders tried to erase the memory of any connection between a Jewish Jesus and the faith of Christianity. These decisions were not God’s highest and best for either Israel or the Church—they simply resulted in separating us from the blessings of our heritage.
As a result, many modern-day Christians do not have a full grasp of the Jewish roots of their faith, and are therefore missing out on the blessing of a deeper understanding of what is rightfully theirs. Because many Christians are unaware of their heritage, they are unable to fully claim the blessings of that inheritance. Your inheritance must be claimed in order to have full-value in your life! Our experiences mold us, and our heritage shapes us. In the same way, Christianity was birthed out of the Jewish faith, and yet we have long-since strayed from where we came.
At Curt Landry Ministries, we understand that this separation was never God’s desire for us, and that we are empowered to be who we are called to be, with a greater understanding of our Father, and ultimately of ourselves. The message of The One New Man takes us deep into the Hebrew roots of Christianity and provides us with a clearer understanding of the foundations of our faith, thus allowing us to better know our God. The message of The One New Man helps us to walk in covenant revelation!
Why does the Church need to know about Covenant Revelation?
The unity between Jew and Gentile will give birth to miraculous signs and wonders. The manifestation of this union of Jewish and Gentile believers demonstrates the power of God and His manifold wisdom [see Ephesians 3]. Believers uniting as The One New Man is that manifestation. It has substance—it is real! It is a sign and a wonder and a demonstration that God did not break His covenant with the Jews or the Gentiles.
The scriptures teach us that the Jewish people have been given a double portion—a double blessing [see Isaiah 40:2]. The Gentiles, by grace, have also been given a portion of this blessing. When the two come together in unity this creates a powerful threefold cord, which makes us much stronger than when we stand on our own. When the first covenant is united with the second covenant, there is a completion that is lacking when the two are separated.
This covenant revelation creates an abiding place for our God within the Body of Christ. In Ephesians 2:22 Paul exhorts us that we are, “…being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His spirit.” When both Jews and Gentiles come together, as stated in the scripture, we truly do create an abiding place for His Spirit. As the Jewish people bring forth the ancient covenants, the Gentile Believers bring forth the new covenant, and together it creates this threefold cord that Ecclesiastes 4:12 reminds us, “is not easily broken.”
TheOneNewMan.com desires to create a place where the two—Jew and Gentile alike—can join together and become the abiding place that Paul spoke of, as we honor the Jewish roots of our faith and the feasts of Israel—the feasts of our Lord—with the wonderful gift and knowledge of our salvation through Yeshua, our Messiah.
Unfortunately, today the message of The One New Man is sometimes misunderstood. Many see the intent as to “put people under the law,” or “return them to Judaism.” Nowhere in the message of The One New Man do we suggest a return to Old Testament legalism. Our mission is simply to broaden and disseminate the liberating knowledge of the roots of our Christian faith.
We believe that the second covenant brings a completion to the first covenant—it does not negate it. When Believers begin to understand their beginning, as well as their end, they will begin to walk in greater fullness. In Romans 11:12 Paul spoke of this fullness when he said, “But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!”
The message of The One New Man is a message of fullness—of unity between Jews and Gentiles—our heritage past, and our inheritance present and future. It is a message that empowers Believers to understand the roots of their faith by providing the teaching necessary to bring an activation of this covenant revelation!
Understanding Covenant Restoration and Revelation
As Believers, we are to walk in covenant restoration. When we accept Yeshua as our Messiah, we repent and renew our covenant with God. Romans 5:9-10 says that: “Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”
Our covenant is restored through salvation, but understanding the fullness of the covenant is something that is revealed to us through the Holy Spirit and the power of the Word over time. As Believers we must remember Paul’s revelation of the restoration of the covenant in Ephesians:
“Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called ‘uncircumcised’ by those who call themselves ‘the circumcision’ (that done in the body by the hands of men)—remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.”—Ephesians 2:11-16
We must never forget that where we came from says a great deal about where we are going. The message of The One New Man does just that, as it ultimately brings the light of the past into the present, thus illuminating the path to our future!
To learn more about the covenant blessings of The One New Man, please join us Friday evenings at 7:45 p.m. CT at TheOneNewMan.com.