As I continue to learn about my Jewish counterpart I am learning about how we are entering a new Jewish year with the first of the month being the month of Nisan. There are a couple of neat things happening in the month of Nisan. It is debated that Jesus was actually born in this month and not in December as Christianity has traditionally taught. Even though we can debate until we are blue in the face about the actual time of Jesus’ birth, we can say with certainty that he died in this month, mirroring Passover, as he compared himself to the Passover lamb.
The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months of the year for you.Exodus 12:1-2
This new year celebrates the creation of the Jewish nation through the redemption of the Israelites from Egypt. Nisan, as the first of the months, coincides with the beginning of the Jewish nation and, in Christianity, the birth of redemption through faith in Jesus as Messiah.
The two groups are believing in the same thing as Jesus mirrors his Jewish identity to extend the teaching of God to the world, stating that we are all welcome to the promise of redemption, even the sinners, and we all have access to Promised Land.
Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth, And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; Then I will say to those who were not My people, ‘You are My people!’ And they shall say, ‘You are my God!’ ”Hosea 2:23
The New Israel
Israel is a place of God’s identity. It is the place where God gave His people His identity to show the rest of the world who He is. Today, Israel is in an identity crisis as we are all trying to still understand who we truly are.
In this day, we are forced to be in our homes because of a plague that we hope to pass-over us much like the times when God spoke to His people, the Israelites, and asked them to stay in their homes and trust in the blood of the lamb so that God would pass-over them. As we sit in our homes today, we have the time to reflect on our history to REALLY understand who we are.
We are a people who are trying to understand God, both Jew and Gentile alike are learning about who we are in Truth, the Truth, together. Religion, which tried its best to define God, has also separated us from learning with each other in the love and respect that we have learned by understanding that God is love.
Jew and Gentile are both loved the same. The Gentile must know her place much like how the relationship of a man and a woman has been. They are two different identities. She has to understand that the Jew is first since the Jew came first. Christianity has to stop trying to convert Jews to Christianity since that is wrong — It is not Gentile first and then Jew.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.Romans 1:16
Much like a man and woman relationship, we Gentiles have to understand our place. We can keep our identity as a woman keeps hers, and the Jew keeps his identity just as a man keeps his. We Gentiles are called to merge into the Jewish way since that is where we came from. We have been grafted in, Romans 11:11-31.
Jews and Gentiles are supposed to be together as one. When we learn that God is love, we learn how to love one another to finally become one, like a man and a woman who fall in love and then get married.
Currently, we are in the process of finding the balance of who we truly are together as we merge into One.
The more we love one another, the more God’s Truth is revealed.
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