Rabbi’s Reflections – Friday, September 8, 2023
(Early) Shabbat Shalom,

One In Messiah part 56 – Romans, part 167
Romans 11:27 “And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”

This seems self-evident.  Romans, chapter 11, verse 27 (today’s subject verse) is the conclusion of the quote from the previous verse.  (Which we dealt with yesterday.)  There are several of the Hebrew prophets who spoke of a time when God would remove the sins of Israel.  Isaiah did twice (Is 27:9 & Is 59:20-21).  Then, most notably, Jeremiah prophesied over this as well….

Jer 31:33 “But this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days”—it is a declaration of Adonai—“I will put My Torah within them. Yes, I will write it on their heart. I will be their God and they will be My people. 34 No longer will each teach his neighbor or each his brother, saying: ‘Know Adonai,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest.” it is a declaration of Adonai. “For I will forgive their iniquity, their sin I will remember no more.”

There must be a connection between the Torah (Law of God) and Yeshua.  John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. We looked upon His glory, the glory of the one and only from the Father, full of grace and truth.  Sins are taken away as we are washed in the blood of Messiah.  1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of His Son Yeshua purifies us from all sin.

It is God’s desire to “tabernacle” or dwell among us.  But this can only be done through a man.  Through His Son, Yeshua, God became a man Who gave His life so that we might have new life, as God comes back to life in us and we enjoy fellowship together with Him.  This sounds incredibly complex, but I assure you, it is actually quite simple.

Philippians 2:7  But He emptied Himself—taking on the form of a slave, becoming the likeness of men and being found in appearance as a man. 8 He humbled Himself… 9 For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Yeshua every knee should bow,… 11 and every tongue profess that Yeshua the Messiah is Lord—to the glory of God the Father.

Shabbat Shalom.

Daily Bread, reading plan by Lars Enarson (https://www.thewatchman.org/)
Fri 8 Sep 2023 22nd of Elul, 5783
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