AN ANCIENT MYSTERY REVEALED
In the 4th century A.D., 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.
Many modern-day Christians do not have a full grasp of the Jewish roots of their faith, and are therefore missing out on the blessings 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.
The message of the One New Man takes us deep into the Hebrew roots of Christianity and provides us with a clear understanding of the foundations of our faith, thus allowing us to better know our God.
The message of the One New Man helps us walk in covenant revelation.
What does the Church need to know about…
- The scriptures teach us that the Jewish people have been given a double portion—a double blessing.
“Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.”—Isaiah 40:2 (NIV)
- The Gentiles, by grace, have also been given a portion of this blessing. When the two come together in unity this creates a powerful three stranded cored, 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.
What does covenant restoration look like?
SIGNS, MIRACLES, WONDERS
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.
“For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles.
“Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
“I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”—Ephesians 3