The faith in Messiah Yeshua different from all others

Sunrise over the fields in Southern Israel, near the city of Beer Sheva. (Photo: Edi Israel/Flash90)

It is by personal faith in YHVH God and His Word that we are saved and brought into a vital union and fellowship with the Father and the Son. Natural birth and culture may give privileges and honor, but do not guarantee acceptance. Many are called but few are chosen. There are many good things in all religions and cultures; there are many things held in common between them; for there is one God, who by His Spirit works in the world among all people whom He created in His image. Yeshua/Jesus alone has the words of eternal life.

Titus 1:1-3   Truth according to godliness                                                                      

Acts 17:1-6; 1 Thes. 1:9-10  The world turned upside down. This suggests that the new and living way is no mere correction or fine-tuning; nor a re-newed covenant; but rather something new and radical, which turns our world upside down – a very significant thing.  

Mt. 16:13-18; 1 Jn. 2:22  Belief that Jesus/Yeshua is the Messiah/Christ, the Son of the living God. The holy and righteous Creator God took on flesh and blood to redeem us human beings (whom He had created in His image and likeness) in order to restore us to Himself through the sacrificial death of the Son of God/Son of Man.

Jer. 31:31-34 (30-33 Heb)  A new covenant; not like the old.  “You have heard, but I say…”

1 Cor. 3:16; Col. 1:26-27; Jn. 14:23; 2 Cor. 6:16; 1 Jn. 3:24; 4:12-16; Rev. 3:20 God is in us, not just for us, with us, upon us. It has all to do with loving Jesus Christ/Messiah Yeshua and obeying Him.

Acts 2:16-18 The Holy Spirit given to all believers, not only to Israelis, men, prophets, priests, kings.

Jn. 15:4; 1 Jn. 2:24 In Messiah; in the Son and in the Father; not merely a cultural or a national religious affiliation. This gives us the assurance of faith in the hope of the love of God in His promise to us – eternal life.

Jn. 1:12; Gal. 4:6-7; 2 Cor. 6:18; 1 Jn. 3:1 We are sons and daughters of God, not merely slaves or servants. Such love! The world does not acknowledge us as children of God, for it does not know [the true] God. This was our own condition before we were saved by faith and brought into the truth and the light.

Mk. 7:14-16; Acts 10:9-16; Rom. 14:2-3,14,20; Heb. 13:9 Food and other social barriers broken down. We are freed to eat with whomsoever – and them with us – wherever God may have us or send us!

Heb. 7:12; 9:8; 10:20; 1 Pt. 2:4-5 Law changed; priesthood of all believers – male and female – from any and all families, with direct access to the Father, through our High Priest Jesus, by the Holy Spirit. Requires no special ordination. NOT A RENEWED COVENANT!

Heb. 7:20 – 8:6; 1 Jn. 2:25  A better covenant with better promises.
–the priesthood
–our sins and sinful nature totally forgiven, removed, and forgotten through shed blood of Messiah
–we are a new creation; one new man
–resurrection of the body for eternal life
–all the other things mentioned above

Gal. 1:11-12; Rom. 10:1-4; 1 Cor. 1:21; 11:23 The gospel is neither Jewish nor Greek; not of man, but by revelation from God in Messiah; not of religion or of science or of philosophy, e.g., ‘Darwinism’.

Gen. 25:23b; Mt. 20:24-28; Lk. 22:26 The greater shall serve the lesser. To whom much is given (the birthright and blessing by sovereign will, wisdom, and grace), much is required

Is. 40:2; Rom. 2:9-10 Double honor and double judgment, especially to Jewish people and for Israel.

Rom. 2:17-20; 3:1-2; 9:4; 11:24 For individuals and for nations, especially for Jewish believers, Israel, and Christianized/gospelized nations.

Jn. 13:12-17; Mt. 20:28; Lk. 12:37 Yeshua came to serve; He washed the disciples’ feet; He made them breakfast; He will serve us at the great supper; He cares for us each and every day. God can not deny Himself; He is who He is!