J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics reviews a recent and timely article by Myriam Levy Chernoff on the need for Messianic Judaism to return to its original purpose of Jewish outreach.
Some of the most important players detailed in the Book of Revelation, who actually constitute the forces of the Kingdom of Light, and are to perform some kind of critical tasks or assignments in the anticipated Tribulation period, are the 144,000 sealed servants of the children of Israel.
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics talks about the present impact of the coronavirus, and its necessary impact on today’s Messianic movement as the “end-time move of God.”
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics addresses the question, “Are Messianic Judaism and Hebrew Roots enemies?”
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics addresses the question, “What is Hebrew Roots here for?”
J.K. McKee of Messianic Apologetics addresses the question, “What is Messianic Judaism here for?”
One of the most significant issues that is dominating all of the contemporary Messianic movement, at present, is the future. Many are of the conviction that even though we are living in the end-times, that there are a number of things which need to transpire via the emergence of the Messianic movement, the salvation of the Jewish people, and the restoration of Israel—which will require some more time to see properly develop.
Each one of us, who find ourselves attending a Messianic congregation or assembly, brings our own series of expectations, needs, and wants. Jewish Believers in Israel’s Messiah have certain needs—and indeed requirements—as they involve the local Messianic congregation not only being a “safe space” for them to maintain their Jewish heritage and traditions, not assimilating into a non-Jewish Christianity, but most especially as a place where they can bring their non-believing family and friends to be presented with the good news of Yeshua. Non-Jewish Believers called into today’s Messianic movement, from evangelical Protestant backgrounds, bring a selection of needs as they become involved in Messianic congregations. Some of these concern a genuine, supernatural compulsion to reconnect with their spiritual heritage in Israel’s Scriptures, participate in Jewish outreach and evangelism, and to some degree reproduce the First Century experience of Jewish and non-Jewish Believers fellowshipping in one accord in mixed assemblies. Other non-Jewish Believers entering into the Messianic movement, do so only for a season, usually being attracted to Messianic congregations because of the music, Davidic dance, intriguing teaching, or the food—but then later move on to something else.
There are different spiritual and theological “camps” in today’s Messianic Jewish movement. And beyond this is a Hebrew Roots movement ten to twenty times its size! How do individual Messianic people and families maneuver their way around some of this, as they seek to humbly serve God and His Kingdom?
The Messianic movement is not evangelical Protestantism. One has to recognize that its small size is rooted within the Jewish experience, and learn how to carefully navigate through its different sectors, in order to maintain unity and spiritual blessing.
Are you aware that there is a significant aspect of theology which directly affects Jewish outreach and evangelism, yet it is scarcely even acknowledged by today’s Messianic movement?