Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Issue 14 Tishrei | October 2022 - Page 27

Hosea foresaw that after Israel suffered , she would return to her Messiah in the last days where we read ,
“ For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince , without sacrifice or sacred stones , without ephod or household gods . Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king . They will come trembling to the Lord and to his blessings in the last days .” ( Hosea 3:4-5 )
Obviously , King David has long been dead , thus confirming that this refers to Yeshua alone .
In conclusion , we believe that Messianic Jews have a unique role according to Scripture . This role is not an issue of value before God , but one of calling . Someone left a comment on our website regarding a recent article and said ,
Everyone loves him and we all feel love from him . I can remember when I first started out in ministry , I was jealous . Why didn ’ t I have that gifting ? I had seen prophets move in the Spirit and longed to be able to see in the Spirit and hear from God as they did . Yet , as I developed my gifting as a communicator , fundraiser , and writer , I was able to rejoice with others in their gifting and feel blessed in my own . No one in the kingdom of God should feel second class . However , if someone does feel that way , that doesn ’ t negate the fact that there are different gifts and callings in the Body .
Gentile believers are just as close to Yeshua as Jewish believers . “ But now in Messiah Yeshua , you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Messiah .” ( Ephesians 2:13 )
“ I feel like , as a Gentile follower , I ’ m supposed to not belong .”
It bothers me deeply that this person feels this way . I connect with Gentile leaders all over the world and I have never sought to make them feel “ less than ” and I don ’ t think they have ever felt that from me . We should not be jealous of each other ’ s calling but rejoice with each other as we succeed in our unique callings .
This reminds me of a perfect example , Eitan Shishkoff is one of the godliest Pastors I have ever met . He oozes mercy .
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