A Light to the Nations

As Messianic Believers, we give an incredible amount of attention to the teachings of the Torah and Tanach. Every week in Messianic fellowships and congregations, the weekly Torah and Haftarah readings are considered that should bring great depth and dimension to our faith. We are called to consider the history of Ancient Israel, its deliverance through the wilderness by God, and the mission that God has for His people. When we examine what the Torah says, we are forced to see that the world that we live in today is sinful, is rife with problems, and is in desperate need of change. As representatives of the Lord on Planet Earth, we are to help instigate that change through a testimony of being changed by a supernatural encounter with Yeshua the Messiah, and being continually renewed through the working of the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Paul says that we are to be ambassadors for God working for the reconciliation of others to Him (2 Corinthians 5:20).

Each one of us has entered into the Messianic community and adopted a lifestyle of Torah obedience for any number of reasons. Hopefully, the principal reason that each one of us should consider is the fact that we wanted more of God and we wanted to grow and mature in our walk of faith. We were secure in the elementary teachings about the Bible (Hebrews 6:1-2) and were ready to move on to deal with more complicated things. Hebrews 5:14 attests, “solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.” As we experience more and more of God, He will increasingly give us the spiritual and mental abilities to deal with complex circumstances and issues.

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