ALSO LOOK AT OUR MESSIANIC COMMENTARY ON ROMANS WHICH SHOWS THAT THE ANTINOMIAN LIBERTINE'S INDULGENCE OF THE YETZER HARAH
AND THE LEGALIST'S EXASERBATION OF THE YETZER HARAH BOTH POINT TO THE RUACH HAKODESH AS THE ONLY DELIVERANCE FROM CHET KADMON'S INNATE
Our yeshiva is meeting in Crown Heights and online. And there is an all-important smicha with fasting and without titles or rigmarole on p.986 of the OJB because the only thing
that matters is to escape the dera'on olam in Dan 12:2 and get an "eved tov v'ne'eman" not from Rebbe Schneerson in Crown Heights but Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach Ben
Dovid in the Olam Haba. See Orthodox Jewish Brit Chadasha translated specifically for the meshichist yid.
The epoch of Adam and the Bnei Adam (whose return
is to adamah) and the epoch of Moshiach are two different ages. Moshiach
said that every ben Adam must have a new birth from heaven and
become a twice-born ben
haElokim. The mitzvoh came to Adam and he transgressed and died, with all
of his descendents swept into death (primordially and perennially) with
him. This is Chet Kadmon. The Torah is good and perfect and holy, but I am
a child of Adam, sold under sin. The good I wish to do I do not do.
Whenever I wish to do good, evil is ready at hand. Who can rescue me from
this body bound over to death, this body in bondage to an age dominated by
sin and death? Only the living Moshiach with the empty tomb! Only this
Moshiach can redeem the body. From this Moshiach I receive unmerited favor
to help in time of need. Nothing I receive from Moshiach as an obligation.
Moshiach owes me nothing. All I have from Moshiach I have been freely
given as a gift. There is nothing I could have done to deserve the mayim
chayim of the Ruach Hakodesh given to me freely by Hashem though Moshiach
Ben Dovid. Any mitzvohs I do put Hashem under no obligation, since in my
flesh there is no good thing, and all my transgressions would obligate
Hashem only to condemn me, were it not for the grace of G-d and the
kaparah of Moshiach and my unmerited justification in his
blood. Everything comes to me by faith that it might be by grace. By the
free mercy of G-d, I, unworthy sinner that I am, have gained the access of
the tzaddikim by faith into a place of grace in which I now stand. To
claim anything from G-d on the basis of merit or deserts or obligation
would be to fall from grace. Once I was without hope in the world, a world
ruled by a Tyrant called Sin who reigned supreme over me, paying out a
wage of disillusionment and death. And even the Holy Torah this paymaster
Sin deceitfully twisted in the service of its tyrannical lusts and sinful
passions, since my old humanity, unrenewed and unregenerated by the Ruach
Hakodesh, was in a state of human alienation from G-d. But now, having
died once and for all to that age where Death reigned through sin, I have
come alive to the Age of Moshiach where unmerited favor reigns in
righteousness. I have died with Moshiach to the old humanity and come
alive in Moshiach to the new humanity. Thanks be to Hashem that I stand in
grace, that I stand under unmerited favor in Moshiach, with the gift of
chayei olam, eternal life. Thanks be to Hashem through Moshiach Ben Dovid.
So this body I have now is bound over to death because of sin. However,
Hashem has graciously given me and will give me all things. How do I know
this? Because Hashem has already graciously given me his Zoon foon Der
Oybershter for my kaparah and my geulah and my kedushah and my chochmah.
There is a remnant chosen by unmerited favor. Any mitzvoh done puts Hashem
under no obligation, since Hashem did not save the Bnei Yisroel at the Red
Sea by mitzvos but by unmerited favor. He freely chose to save them and no
good deed of theirs impelled Him. The freely given gifts and irrevocable
call of Hashem are Hashem's to give, not ours to deserve. Every gift given
to us is unmerited by us. Every gift given to us is according to the
unspeakable grace poured out on us. May we never sin against this grace or
take such unmerited favor for granted. May we always be aware that apart
from the grace of G-d that is with us we can do nothing. If Jewish people
visit our shul may they not see any Yiddishkait adornment as a
meritorious mitzvoh. No, any such adornment, any word or deed,
is only praise to the grace of G-d in order that others might enter that
same chen v'chesed Hashem. We have decided not to make a stumbling block
in front of Jewish people, or to selfishly and arrogantly use our freedom
to trip up someone for whom Moshiach died. Isn't it time to come back to
A final word. There are those well-heeled pharisaical
clergymen who continually celebrate themselves among their
peers with their impressive academic and ecclesiastical titles while they
boast in their own qualities of impeccable character, their own scrupulous
marriage record, their own great accomplishments and impressive career
portfolios and pay-packages. At the same time, these luminaries often look
down their noses at poor people, ex-felons discharged from the jailhouse,
divorcees, and other "unfit" and "unworthy" candidates for ministry. They
usually have a particular contempt for lady preachers. Some pharisaical
clergymen look at the qualifications for ministry here and here and see these
attributes as qualifications showing, in their case, that one merits the
office of leader over the lay and clerical underlings who possess no such
1Ti 3 and Ti 1 merit. These
clergymen tend to exalt themselves above women and divorcees and college
drop-outs and ex-felons and army brig dishonorable dischargees and poor
people and other "undesirables," pointing to 1Ti 3 and Ti 1, which scriptures
they use not only to consolidate their political base in their eminently
monied denomination, but also to justify their exorbitant salary, as well
as to demonstrate their own supreme merit in deserving their holy office.
These exegetes are able to do this because they read 1Ti 3 and Ti 1 as a list of
meritorious qualities that only meritorious clergymen, clergymen of import
and fame like themselves, possess. But Rav Shaul said "I am not worthy to
be called a minister, a shliach....nevertheless BY THE GRACE OF G-D, I am
what I am." Notice he calls Junia, a woman, a shliach (Ro 16:7) but, from the
point of view of merit, avers that he himself is not worthy of the same
title. By the grace of G-d, is there a call to preach on your
life? Are you called to study to
show yourself approved? If you receive a certificate of completion or
an appointment to ministry, let it be said here that it will not come to
you from us except by the
grace of G-d!
Messianic Jews who demonstrate and practice a Messianic Jewish life for the insuring of genuine Jewish enrichment and continuity of Jewish peoplehood survival is exemplified by Paul in Acts 21:20-26, since Messiah appointed Rav Shaul to build up non-Jews in the Messianic faith, and this means also that some messianic Torah observant Jews needed building up because they were weak in justifying faith (Ro 5:1) in "believing" (Ro 15:13) that Messiah is the Mesharet Bnei HaMilah (Ro 15:8), just as some uncircumcised were weak in justifying faith (Ro 5:1) in terms of "the righteousness of faith that Abraham had in his uncircumcision" (Ro 4:11). The Scriptures in Acts 21, rarely noticed or trembled at by neo-Pentecostals today, need to be emphasized as more and more believers of all denominations depart the Faith (1 Tim 4) and our door of viability for witness to Torah observant Jews begins to close, that is, for reaching the final frontier of Jewish evangelism, the Ultra-Orthodox. This is a no-brainer if you live in downtown Boro Park which is what Midwood, Brooklyn, has become. It does not matter what you do now or what we are comfortable with now but what we must become in the FUTURE to reach the ultra orthodox Judaism of the FUTURE (which extremely high birthrate statistics show will be Judaism with a Hasidic face). Believers today should be concerned about the Yiddish speaking ultra-Orthodox such as the one who was won to the Lord in Crown Heights via this website. Blindness in part has come to the Goyim and the Times of the Goyim will soon be over. If we do not tool up with sound doctrine, God will raise up other fishermen. This is why the Messianic teaching of afii.org is important.
THE DYING JEWISH GANAV (THIEF) ON THE TREE WHO
CRIED OUT TO THE SAVIOR HANGING NEXT TO HIM WAS UNDER GRACE. One day a messianic rabbi went
to the hospital to see a dying Jewish man. The Jewish man had terminal colon cancer.
The messianic minister had a copy of THE ORTHODOX JEWISH BIBLE in his hand. The messianic
minister's worse fears were confirmed when he got to the intensive care room. The Jewish man's face was yellow.
There was every kind of instrument blinking and every kind of tube in the man's arm. The Jewish
man's kidneys had stopped working and the intensive care medical personnel were giving the man
blood transfusions and he had been told he had less than a week to live. The messianic minister
set down beside the dying Jewish man's bed. The Jewish man told the messianic rabbi that he'd been so
desperately ill two days before that he had actually died and the nurses had resuscitated him.
The messianic rabbi told the dying Jewish man Shema Yisroel Adonoi Eloheynu Adonoi Echad, and that,
from G-d's point of view, the dying Jewish man and the messianic rabbi had ALREADY died. He said, "One (Moshiach)
died on behalf of all and therefore all died (2C5:14 OJB). This is the grace of G-d. G-d mercifully sees us
both already dead in Yeshua. G-d gave Yeshua to perish in behalf of us so we ourselves would not perish. G-d
raised Moshiach so that in Yeshua we are raised also. Moshiach said, In My Father's House
are many mansions. Moshiach is knocking on the door of our heart like a Fireman coming to us as we are perishing
in a burning building. We have to open the door to Moshiach or
we will have nowhere to turn but the flames. Our own death will not make atonement for our sins. As the dying
Jewish ganav (thief) said on the tree, 'We deserve to die.'
Our deathbed viddui (confession) confesses Moshiach's death and not our own as the basis of our sin's atonement. We pray like this (see page 700 in the OJB).
We must seek the L-rd while He can be found."
THE REASON THE BESURAS HAGEULAH IS TO THE
JEWISH PERSON FIRST IS SIMPLE: THE GOOD NEWS IS SO JEWISH THAT IT IS INCOMPREHENSIBLE
DIVORCED FROM ITS JEWISH CONTEXT. FOR EXAMPLE, MANY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHAT MITZVAHS ARE
BUT THIS IS FUNDAMENTAL TO UNDERSTANDING THE GOOD NEWS. LOOK HERE AND HERE AND HERE AND HERE AND HERE AND HERE
AND YOU WILL SEE WHAT THE AUTHENTIC GOSPEL IS.
"May my death make kaparah for all my sins." rather than
haMoshiach kaparah al kol avonotai"
"May the death of Moshiach make kaparah for all my sins."
If the following six words
from the Talmud
תְּהֵא מִיתָתִי כַּפָּרָה עַל כָּל עֲוֹנוֹתָי.
"May my death make kaparah for all my sins." Here are
the Words from the inerrant Tanakh:
"Kee neegzar may-eretz chayyim
mee-pay-sha amee." So
from these inerrant words
we confess "T’hei mot haMoshiach kaparah al kol
avonotai," which translates into English:
"May the death of Moshiach make kaparah for all my sins."
תְּהֵא מִיתָתִי כַּפָּרָה עַל כָּל עֲוֹנוֹתָי.