Rabbi’s Reflections – Tuesday, February 20, 2024
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A Prayer For Today
Part 8

Zec 2:15(11) ‘In that day many nations will join themselves to Adonai and they will be My people and I will dwell among you.’ Then you will know that Adonai-Tzva’ot has sent me to you.

I want to lament out loud.  The one place (or person) where (or in Whom) Jewish people will find the answers to the serious problems the nation is facing (or any other problems for that matter) is the one place they (we) are forbidden to seek the answers, Yeshua HaMashiach.

Rabbi Trail:  What a paradox.  The more orthodox (religiously observant) a person is, the more anti-Yeshua he/she tends to be.  Many within the Chabad movement, a faction of Chasidic Judaism, actually believe their deceased (1994) rabbi (“The Rebbe”) to be “the messiah.”  It is not clear if he ever agreed to this designation.  Then these zealous followers of a false messiah are among the most anti-Yeshua groups in the world today.  How is that for a paradox?  End RT.

You may not be aware that there is much conflict among groups within Judaism.  The Ashkenazi (European) look down on the Sephardi (Middle Eastern), and vice-versa.  The orthodox, conservative and reform movements (there are others) don’t agree on much of anything.  It is said that the only thing upon which they all agree is that Yeshua is not the Messiah.

That predominant anti-Christ spirit permeates all forms of traditional Judaism.  This is why, when I hear of a Gentile converting to any type of traditional Judaism and denying Yeshua, I shake my head (from side to side).  I know what they have said “yes” to, in deciding to follow traditional Judaism and they clearly don’t.  If they did know and understand, they would never have agreed to their own destruction.  Yeshua lamented… Luke 19:42 saying, “If only you had recognized this day the things that lead to shalom! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

What are you “gonna” do?  Even the Book of Lamentations doesn’t end in lament.  (Chadesh Yameinu K’kedem) Lamentations 5:21b “Renew our days, like in the beginning.”  I’ll tell you what we’re going to do.  We’re going to believe the promises of God and pray with expectation that He will bring their fulfillment speedily and in our days.

Please return to our subject verse, and pray with me.  “Father in heaven, we draw near to Your throne of grace, by the blood of Yeshua.  We call upon You to fulfill Your promise that all Israel will be saved.  Bring forth the ‘many nations’ (goyim) who will join themselves to You as a witness to Your people, Israel.  We agree for this to be done by You speedily and in our days.  In Yeshua’s name, Amen.”

Daily Bread, reading plan by Lars Enarson (https://www.thewatchman.org/)
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