As I said in my last post, the last two years have been painful, filled with disbelief, anger, acceptance and now joy. As He gives wisdom, He give us new eyes to see and ears to hear. What could I be talking about? Three years ago I was walking up my mountain to find my peace and talk with Abba (YHWH), when I saw this amazing tree. Back then my mind went to, “What a perfect picture of the Trinity! – Three in One, The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit”
After these few years of stripping out learned church doctrine, I recently found the picture again and thought, “What a beautiful representation of the Commonwealth of Israel! We, who have put our faith in Yahshua (Jesus) are all grafted into the “root of Jesse.” Isaiah 11:10,
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the root of Jesse, that standeth for an ensign of the peoples, unto him shall the nations seek; and his restingplace shall be glorious.” (KJV 1901)
Now when I look at this photo, I see the two houses of YHWH’s people (the 12 tribes later split into the House of Israel and the House of Judah) and the mixed multitude that came out of slavery with Moses and Aaron. The 12 tribes and those that wanted to follow the Elohim (God) of the Israelites were joined together at Mt Sinai to be the whole congregation of YHWH. What a difference in understanding! You see as New Testament believers, we are also grafted into the promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (named Israel). Galatians 3:29 states,
“And if ye are Christ’s then are ye Abraham’s seed, heirs according to promise.” Galatians 3:29 (KJV 1901)
“O ye seed of Abraham, his servant, ye children of Jacob, his CHOSEN. He is YHWH our Elohim; his judgments are in all the earth. He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant that he made with Abraham, his oath unto Isaac; and confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law. and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:” Psalm 105:6-10 (KJV)
We are all one in the Commonwealth of Israel, rooted in Yahusha Messiah. Galatians 3:28,
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Yahusha Messiah.” (KJV)
I recently went back up the mountain and was horrified to see the the tree had been chopped down to the root. Again I thought fitting since Yahshua is able to cut us out and graft us in. This may be news to those that believe “once saved always saved” theology. However, if we look at Romans 9-11, we are reminded that Elohim said to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy; and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Paul makes it quite clear that we should not boast. (Romans 11:18-24), and to not be “highminded, but fear: for if Elohim spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of Elohim: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.” Yes we can be cut off.
Yet as I study His word with new understanding that as Ephesians 2:11-13 states,
“Therefore remember that at one time you once nations (Gentiles) in the flesh, who are called “the uncircumcision” by what is called “the circumcision”, made in the flesh by hands, that at that time you were without Messiah (Yahshua), excluded from the CITZENSHIP of Israel and strangers from the covenants, having no expectation and without Elohim in the world.” TS2009
Today the tree has shoots, new growth, new graftings…He is calling us out of the doctrines of men. The natural reveals the spiritual and the spiritual reveals the natural…..
There is only one Tree, one family of YHWH, He never changes….Praise His Holy Name!!