ARE CHRISTIANS GRAFTED INTO ISRAEL?


ARE CHRISTIANS

GRAFTED INTO ISRAEL?



What does Romans chapter 11 mean by the Gentiles being the WILD OLIVE branches GRAFTED INTO the NATURAL OLIVE tree that represents Israel?

Some Christians in the Hebrew Roots Movement use Romans 11:24 to try and prove that Christians are grafted into ISRAEL and therefore Christians must become like the Hebrew Jews which is their “ROOT”.

Thus the name Hebrew ROOTS Movement to be restored to the Hebraic ROOTS of keeping TORAH.


Well, let us see if they have CORRECTLY INTERPRETED Romans 11:24 in the LIGHT of the whole word of Almighty God. We will begin this study in God’s word by reading Romans 11:24.


“For if YOU (a sinning Gentile) were cut OUT of the olive tree which is WILD by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a GOOD olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their OWN olive tree?”



Keep in mind that ALL the BRANCHES of the NATURAL Olive tree were CUT OFF because the natural olive tree became a BAD Olive tree and no longer was accepted by God. Also, keep in mind that NO Gentile is cut out of the wild olive tree to become grafted into the GOOD Olive tree UNTIL they BELIEVE in Jesus as the atonement for their sins. Then and ONLY then are they grafted into the GOOD olive tree that God has created.

Likewise, NONE of ISRAEL is GRAFTED into the GOOD Olive tree UNTIL THEY believe in Jesus Christ as their Messiah. Then and ONLY then are any Jews GRAFTED into the GOOD Olive tree. Think of the GOOD olive tree as a THIRD Olive tree of God's NEW CREATION who are created IN Jesus Christ wcih are his chosen people RECONCILED to himself.

In other words, God is doing a NEW thing in the earth which is called the NEW COVENANT because Israel kept breaking the Old Covenant making the natural Olive tree to become a BAD olive tree that is no longer accepted by God and therefore must be RECONCILED to God.

Why was Israel no longer accepted by God? Because her ROOT became filled with PRIDE and BOASTING as being the CHOSEN people of God. To say this another God cut OFF ALL her branches and placed a NEW ROOT in the old natural Olive tree to make it HIS new Olive tree a GOOD Olive tree wherein there is NO boasting.

Then God began GRAFTING IN some of the NATURAL olive branches into his NEW CREATION created IN Jesus Christ making their ROOT good and the tree good to bear good fruit. After a time no more natural branches wanted to be GRAFTED into this GOOD Olive tree that God was creating so God turned to the GENTILES. Any Jew can still be grafted into the GOOD Olive tree but time is running out. This present age is quickly coming to and end for both Jews and Gentile to be grafted into God’s GOOD Olive tree.

So then, this GOOD Olive tree with Yahweh’s GOOD ROOT, his Son Jesus Christ, is NEITHER Israel nor the heathen Gentiles but rather the GOOD Olive tree is Christianity being ROOTED and grounded in the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. The ROOT of a tree is its FOUNDATION and Israel is NOT built on the FOUNDATION of Jesus Christ. Therefore TRUE believers in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God are NOT grafted into ISRAEL but we are rather grafted into God's NEW creation who are created as NEW CREATURES created IN Jesus Christ the Holy ROOT of God’s GOOD Olive tree.

Prove it to yourself by reading the whole context. Please read Romans 11:1-32.


“I say then, Has God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

2.  God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot you not (or do you not understand) what the scripture says in Isaiah? how he makes intercession to God against Israel, saying,

3.  Lord, they have killed your prophets, and digged down your altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.

4.  But what said the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

5.  Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. (this means that God has CONCLUDED ALL to be UNDER SIN so that we may become HIS workmanship and not our OWN workmanship wherein is there is always boasting and pride looking down on others being inferior. Please read Galatians 3:21-29. “Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

Gal 3:22  But the scripture has concluded ALL under sin, that the promise by FAITH of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Gal 3:23  But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterward be revealed.

Gal 3:24  Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Gal 3:25  But after that faith is come we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

Gal 3:26  For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Gal 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Gal 3:28  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one IN Christ Jesus.

Gal 3:29  And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.”



In other words, if you are GRAFTED into the GOOD Olive tree that God is creating then you are NO LONGER a JEW nor are you a Gentile but rather you are a NEW CREATION created IN Jesus Christ. In fact you are no longer a male of female and thus the custom of covering a woman’s head is NOT a commandment in the New Testament under the NEW Covenant. Please read the study “MUST A WOMAN’S HEAD BE COVERED?”)

6.  And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

7.  What then? Israel has not obtained that which he seeketh for; BUT the election has obtained it, and the rest were blinded (This simply means that the Gospel was preached to the JEWS FIRST and all those who received the call to be grafted back into God's favor which is God's NEW CREATION created IN his Son Jesus Christ into the GOOD Olive tree obtained salvation under the NEW COVENANT and the REST of Israel was blinded in part.)

8.  (According as it is written, God has given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

9.  And David said, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompense unto them:

10.  Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.

11.  I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their FALL salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. (This means that ALL the JEWS or ALL of Israel who REMAIN under the OLD COVENANT have NOT obtained the salvation of God under God’s NEW and BETTER Covenant that is NOT burdensome to bear. And because God cut off ALL the old natural olive branches and only a few old branches BELIEVED in God’s NEW COVENANT to be GRAFTED back into the natural Olive to which God NOW accepts as being GOOD because this NEW CREATION of God has become HIS WORKMANSHIP to eliminate ALL boasting and pride God turned to the Gentiles so he could PROVOKE the JEWS to jealousy at the end of days when the church is glorified and Israel is not given eternal life at the second coming of Jesus.)

12.  Now if the FALL of THEM (the Jews who reject Jesus as their Messiah) be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness? (speaking of the fullness of the Gentiles at the end of this age when the fullness of the Gentiles be come in in the latter day harvest during the latter day rain of the Holy Spirit)

13.  For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:

14.  If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. (Paul is saying that while Jesus appointed him to the Gentiles he still has a desire for the people of his own nationality to be saved)

15.  For if the casting away of them (speaking of the UNBELIEVING Jews) be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? (Paul is speaking of the end of days when the Jews recognize Jesus whom their fathers pierced as their Messiah but it will be too late for them to receive eternal life at that point in time but God saves them from death to go into the Millennium in their MORTAL bodies.)

16.  For IF the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy:(In other words, IF the firstfruits remain IN Jesus Christ to remain in HIS holiness then the whole lump will be holy. The problem is that the firstfruits were NOT remaining IN Jesus Christ and SOME were going back to the LAW to establish their OWN holiness by keeping the law of Moses) and IF the ROOT be holy, so are the branches. (Or so are the branches holy because of the Holy ROOT Jesus Christ our RIGHTEOUSNESS. In a moment you will see TWO ROOTS. The root the God himself made HOLY and the root of PRIDE and boasting which God has cut out of his GOOD OLIVE TREE that he is GRAFTING in HIS chosen branches. Israel's ROOT is NOT Holy.)

17.  And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them (speaking of the Jews who were concluded under sin and cut off being grafted into the GOOD Olive tree with God’s Holy ROOT Jesus Christ.), and with them partake of the ROOT and fatness of the olive tree; (the whole symbolism of the olive tree is being a chosen PEOPLE of God. The Hebrew people were God’s FIRST chosen people. God has not rejected them BUT God has CHOSEN a NEW PEOPLE, his NEW CREATION created IN his Son Jesus Christ as the ONLY means to be made Holy.)

18.  Boast not against the branches. (remember that the ONLY branches on the tree were GRAFTED in after ALL the Old branches had been cut OFF by God CONCLUDING ALL to be under SIN. In other words, we as Christians should NOT boast against the natural branches of Israel that God CUT OFF and are no longer a part of GOD’S Olive tree. So BEFORE God turned to the Gentiles the only branches on his GOOD Olive tree were Jews who received and believe in the NEW COVENANT by believing that Jesus is their Messiah the Son of the living God. So Paul is WARNING the Gentile Christians and the Jewish Christians to NOT be like the OLD branches and the OLD ROOT having PRIDE and BOASTING) But if YOU boast, you bearest NOT the root, (the new Holy ROOT Jesus Christ) but the root you. (speaking of the OLD root that was rooted out which is that ROOT of PRIDE and BOASTING which God hates)

19.  You will say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. (in other words, do NOT look DOWN upon the JEWS as inferior to you now that you have become a NEW CREATION of God created IN Jesus Christ but rather be THANKFUL that God chose to turn to the Gentiles. Likewise the Jewish Christians are not to look down upon their own people as being inferior to them being deceived by unbelief.)

20.  Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand BY FAITH. Be NOT high minded, but fear: (in other words, do NOT boast that God has now chosen you to be his NEW Holy People BY FAITH in his Son Jesus Christ and has cut off all who do NOT believe in his Son Jesus as the atonement for their sins because IF you do BOAST then you do not have the truth abiding in you and it is that OLD ROOT of PRIDE who is controlling you causing you to fall from your faith, as if, YOU saved yourself by your own works of righteousness.)

21.  For if God spared NOT the natural branches, (because of their PRIDE and BOASTING in their OWN works of righteousness) take heed lest he also spare not YOU. (when YOU boast in you OWN works of righteousness of trying to keep the law of Moses saying things like ‘Why do not all Christians keep the Sabbath day as WE do?’)

22.  Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which FELL, severity; (God’s chosen people Israel who did NOT receive God’s NEW COVENANT FELL and have been CUT OFF until a Jew BELIEVES that Jesus is their Messiah) but toward you (who BELIEVE in Jesus as your Sabbath REST), goodness, IF you CONTINUE in HIS goodness: OTHERWISE you ALSO shall be cut off.

23.  And they also, IF they abide NOT STILL in UNBELIEF, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again. (Meaning that God cut them OUT of the OWN olive tree so that he could graft them into HIS GOOD Olive tree)

24.  For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature (NOT knowing the TRUE God at all), and were grafted contrary to nature into a GOOD olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches (who HAVE known the TRUE God), be GRAFTED into their own olive tree? (which they were cut off from because they broke the Old Covenant. This GOOD Olive tree is NOT Israel under the OLD COVENANT but rather it is God’s GOOD Olive tree that is keeping his NEW COVENANT.)

25.  For I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. (speaking of the end of this present age right before Jesus returns to deal with Israel a SECOND TIME in the world to come)

26.  And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

27.  For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

28.  As concerning the GOSPEL, they (the JUDAIZING Jews) are ENEMIES for your sakes: BUT as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. (or BUT the Jews who have received God’s NEW COVENANT to CONTINUE in the Holy ROOT Jesus Christ keeping the NEW Covenant are beloved of Almighty God the Father)

29.  For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

30.  For as you in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:

31.  Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. (in other words, just as God showed YOU mercy now you show the Jews mercy giving them the TRUE Gospel of Jesu Christ)

32.  For God has concluded them ALL in unbelief, that he might have MERCY upon all.”


All unbelief is SIN according to Revelation 21:7,8.


“He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”


And the TRUTH of the whole matter of WHY there is even a Hebrew Roots Movement at all is because of the spirit of FEAR and UNBELIEF to REST fully in God’s NEW COVENANT. The Jews who became Christians in the early church were subverted by the Jews and they began to DOUBT that they were saved FEARING that they must keep all the Law of Moses to be saved.

Please read Acts 15:5.


“ But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.”


It is that SAME FEAR that motivated the first Hebrew roots movement pioneer FEARING that is he or she was NOT keeping the FOURTH commandment that he or she was SINNING being ignorant of the TRUTH that under the NEW COVENANT Jesus was his or her Sabbath REST. And from that ONE thought planted in the first Hebrew roots movement pioneer he or she spread that seed of DOUBT and FEAR to begin to leaven the whole lump.

The TRUTH of the whole matter is that the New Testament church did NOT teach believers in Jesus Christ to keep ANY DAY of the week above any other day of the week.

Please read all of Romans chapter 14 but I will only quote Romans 14:4-6.


“Who are you that judge another man's servant? to his own master he stands or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

5.  One man esteems ONE day ABOVE another: another esteems EVERY day ALIKE. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

6.  He that regards the day (or he that esteems ONE day of the week above every other day of the week), regards it unto the Lord; and he that regards not the day (and he who does NOT esteem ANY day above any other day), to the Lord he does not regard it. He that eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that eats not, to the Lord he eats not, and gives God thanks.”



Now IF SO BE that Paul was teaching in Romans chapter 11 that to be grafted in the natural olive tree means that we as Christians are to keep the OLD Covenant that was given to the Children of ISRAEL because now we are GRAFTED into ISRAEL which do indeed esteem the SEVENTH DAY above every other day of the week then Paul is contradiction his own words by ALLOWING those who are WEAK in their FAITH of the NEW COVENANT to keep the Seventh day Sabbath but they are NOT to JUDGE us who are STRONG in our faith in the NEW COVENANT that Jesus is our TRUE Sabbath REST.

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that it was the UNBELIEVING JEWS who were stirring up all the trouble in the church by subverting the faith of the Jewish Christians to keep all the law of Moses who then subverted the Gentile Christians to be circumcised and keep the law of Moses?

Please read Acts 14:1-4.


“And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude BOTH of the Jews and also of the Greeks BELIEVED.

2.  BUT the UNBELIEVING Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.

3.  Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

4.  But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.”


Now I do not know about YOU but as for me and my house we are going to serve the Lord in the NEWNESS of the SPIRIT by siding with the APOSTLES of Jesus Christ and NOT side with the JEWS who kept the old covenant law in the oldness of the letter of the law.

In other words, when Paul said in Colossians 2:5-17 that the Sabbath days were SHADOWS pointing to the TRUE then I am going to believe the Apostles of Jesus Christ over the JUDAIZING Hebrew Roots Movement.

REMEMBER that those who do NOT CONTINUE in TRUTH of the faith shall be CUT OFF.

Romans 11:22.


“Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, IF you CONTINUE in HIS goodness: OTHERWISE you ALSO shall be cut off.”


Galatians 2:5.


 “To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the TRUTH of the gospel might CONTINUE with you.”

Galatians 2:14.  


“But when I saw that they walked NOT uprightly according to the TRUTH of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, live after the manner of Gentiles, and NOT as do the Jews, why compel you the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?”


Ephesians 1:13.  


“In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of TRUTH, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,”

Colossians 1:5.


“For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard before in the word of the TRUTH of the gospel;”



2 Corinthians 11:12.  


“But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; (meaning that if Paul could somehow shield believers from those who desire to lord over the flock he would. In other words, Paul was saying that if he could keep believers from hear false teaching he would) that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.”


Read 2 Corinthians chapter 11 to see for yourself if Paul who was a Hebrew of Hebrew and an Israelite obeyed the OLD COVENANT or if he warned Christians about keeping the Old Covenant?


Galatians 5:12.  


“I would they were even cut off which trouble you.”


Please read Galatians chapter 5 and see WHO was troubling the church. In fact read ALL of the book of Galatians to know and understand once and for all time that it was the JUDAIZING JEWS who were subverting true-born again Christians to be brought under the BONGAGE of keeping TORAH and that they are the ENEMY of the church as we read in Romans 11:28.

And this is exactly what Satan is doing again through his followers in the Hebrew Roots Movement.

Please read Galatians 5:6-14


“For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but FAITH which works by love.

7.  You did run well; who did HINDER you that you should NOT obey the TRUTH?

8.  This PERSUASION (or JUDAIZING Hebrew Roots Movement) comes NOT OF him that calls you.

9  A little leaven leavens the whole lump. (leaven equals FALSE teaching and it only takes a little false teaching to begin making the whole lump false and cut off unless they repent and come back to the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ)

10.  I have confidence in you through the Lord, that you will be none otherwise minded: but he that trouble you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.

11.  And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

12.  I would they were even cut off which trouble you. (or I would that I could keep them which trouble you away from you so that that cannot preach to you their false gospel)

13.  For, brethren, you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. (but do not boast of your freedom IN Jesus Christ or you are no better than them who BOAST in keeping the law under the old covenant written in the Old Testament)

14.  For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”


In this SAME letter to the church at Galatia Paul writes that he is AFRAID of them because they are desiring to be brought UNDER the LAW of Moses.

Please read Galatians 4:3-11.


“Even so WE, when WE were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: (Paul is INCLUDING himself in the WE here calling the BONDAGE of the elements of the world the LAW of Moses)

4.  BUT when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the LAW,

5  To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

6.  And because YOU are sons, (YOU have been REDEEMED from being UNDER the LAW that was BONDAGE under the elements of the world) God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

7.  Wherefore YOU are NO MORE a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. (you are NO MORE a servant of the law of Moses even though you have never been under the law)

8.  Howbeit then, when you knew NOT God, you did service unto them which by nature are no gods. (However BEFORE you were saved you were still UNDER BONDAGE of sin by serving false idol gods which is just another type of weak and beggarly element of the world, as in, a worldly ceremonial service to a deity false or true.)

9.  But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you AGAIN to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire AGAIN to be in bondage?

10.  You observe days, and months, and times, and years.

11.  I am AFRAID of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.”


Now one can argue till Jesus comes about whether these Gentile Christians RETURNED to their ceremonial service to idols OR if they turned AGAIN to a NEW weak and beggarly element of keeping the Sabbath DAYS under the LAW of Moses.

For ME, with the ENTIRE CONTEXT of this entire letter to the Galatians, I must conclude that they came out of the bondage of serving idols to be set FREE IN Jesus Christ for awhile only to be SEDUCED by Judaizing Christians and the Jews to be drawn back into ANOTHER bondage of keeping the Sabbath DAYS, the WEEKLY Sabbath DAYS, the monthly new moon festivals and the YEARLY feasts.

But no matter WHAT you decide that the beggarly elements were the FACT remains that Pauls was AFRAID of them for OBSERVING DAYS above other days. And keeping ANY day of the weak as an OBLIGATION as a SERVICE TO God is NOT taught anywhere in the New Testament under the NEW COVENANT.

However, on the other hand there are MANY places in the New Testament teaching us and even WARNING Christians to NOT let anyone judge us for NOT keeping the Sabbaths days.

So then, in conclusion when either a Jew or a Gentile becomes a Christian they become a NEW CREATURE created IN Jesus Christ and they are NO LONGER a JEW or a Gentile but now we have become ONE new man in Jesus Christ.

Please read Ephesians 2:10-14.


“For we are HIS workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, (and NOT unto the keeping of TORAH but rather unto good DEEDS to others walking in LOVE and thereby fulfilling all the MORAL laws) which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

11.  Wherefore remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

12.  That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of PROMISE, (the covenant of Abraham and the NEW COVENANT) having no hope, and without God in the world:

13.  But now IN Christ Jesus ( and not in ISRAEL under the OLD Covenant but rather IN Jesus Christ under the NEW COVENANT written in the New Testament) you who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. (we are NOT drawn closer to God by keeping the CEREMONIAL laws, commandments, and ordinances written in the Old Testament under the OLD Covenant. In fact BY trying to keep the OLD Covenant you are proving that you do NOT TRUST in God’s NEW COVENANT. Those deceived by the Hebrew Roots Movement are NOT truly RESTING in Jesus and the promises in the New Testament to CEASE from their OWN good works of righteousness)

14.  For HE is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us; (that pride and arrogance of being high minded thinking that they are better than the others)

15.  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one NEW man, so making peace;

16.  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:”


Jesus slew the LAW of commandments contained in ordinances. The handwriting of ordinances were the INSTRUCTIONS on HOW TO keep the commandments.


So then, the HOW TO keep the law of circumcision under the Old Covenant written in the Old Testament was the cutting of the FLESH made with human hands.

But NOW the HOW TO keep the law of circumcision has CHANGED under the NEW COVENANT to be made WITHOUT hands of the FLESH whereby Jesus has become our circumcision and the OLD way to keep that law of circumcision was NAILED to the cross and taken out of the way.

And the same is truth of the feast of Passover and all the feast days which were a SHADOW pointing to Jesus.

And the SAME is true of the WEEKLY Sabbath which was given ONLY to the CHILDREN of Israel for THEM to keep throughout THEIR generations as a SIGN to THEM to REMEMBER WHO is their DELIVERER out on the BONDAGE of Egypt so that they would see the SIGN of their MESSIAH Jesus who delivers them out of the BONDAGE of SIN. Please read the study “THE SABBATH REST WAS A SIGN!”.

But we as Christians who KNOW that all the ceremonial ordinances including the weekly Sabbath were SHADOWS pointing to the TRUE then we do not keep the SHADOWS but WE keep the TRUE by RESTING IN Jesus Christ as the atonement for our sins. We obey the laws that Jesus gave to us under the NEW COVENANT written in the New Testament.


Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue seeking the truth of the whole word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Mark.


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