Mission Statement: Teaching and living a vision of Jewish life renewed in Jeshua.
Today we are pleased that all over the world we can find hundreds of Messianic congregations or communities where Jewish believers can express their Jewish identity, celebrate the Jewish festivals as fulfilled in Jeshua (who is better known by many as Jesus). Though today it may be still very difficult to come into the open because there are so many dangers. They come not only from outside the Jewish world. We find the rising Neo-Nazi movement, but also some fundamentalist Muslims as well as Jews and Christians, who respond negatively to our movement. Several Jews consider us as converts to a false faith or “meshummad or apostates” who have given up their Jewishness and embrace a foreign religion which is non-acceptable for God. Those Muslims and Jehudiem or Jews have simply no common understanding that a Jewish person can believe in Jeshua or Jesus Christ and remain a Jew who believes only in One True God and worships only that Elohim Hashem Jehovah.
2016-2019 have been years in which an awful lot of violence was used against our fellow believers, which made us much more precocious and even forced some of our brethren and sisters to be so afraid that they fled Europe.
In certain countries, the Jewish organisations start being more open to our community, but there is still a long way to go. Therefore it is our aim to take away the misunderstanding about Messianic Jews, that they all would believe in the Trinity.But there is also a danger, for which Jeshuaists have to warn others. There are namely several Messianic communities who do not live by the Jewish faith, because they worship the Trinity. Those are the Messianics who cast a slur on the messianic movement. In such groups which worship the Trinity we also find a lot of non-Jews who are more Sabbatarians or Christians who want to keep to their Trinity but want to celebrate the Jewish and sometimes also the heathen or pagan mo’edim or festivals, though not willing to worship the God of Jesus, Who is the God of Abraham and an eternal invisible Spirit.
Messianic Jews may be part of the larger Body of Messiah throughout the world, but for real followers of Christ there is no place for that false teaching of a three-headed god. Jeshuaists do not accept that false dogmatic teaching and want others to know that the Trinity is an unbiblical idea. Therefore Jeshuaists do want the world to know that there are really Jews who keep to the Jewish traditions and worship the same God as other ‘classic’ Jews but have accepted Jeshua or Jesus as their Messiah without making this son of man as their god. For making it clear and for making it easier for Jews and gentiles to find such true followers of Jeshua, we would like to invite all such Jews with the same faith, to connect with each other and would love to see that they associate with each other making themselves known by becoming a member of the Jeshuaist movement. By becoming a member of the Jeshuaist Community, we want to make it easier for others to find some Jeshuaists or non-Trinitarian Messianics in their neighbourhood. with the knowledge that not the words of an organisation but the Word of God should bind people, we still find it important to show the world our unity.
Messianic Jews hope to help all believers in Yeshua / Jeshua or Jesus Christ, to better understand the Jewish roots of their faith. Finally, Jeshua declared that no-one can come to the Father – the God of Israel – except through him (John 14:6; Acts 4:12). Messianic Jews seek to share this way, this truth, and this life with their Jewish brothers and sisters and want to boast about the hope of experiencing God’s glory in our belief that through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. (John 10:9; Romans 5:2; Ephesians 2:18; Hebrews 10:20) We are namely aware that our master teacher Jeshua (Jesus Christ) opened the way for goyim or non-Jews to become part of the Bnei Elohim or Children of God and people to become allowed to enter the Kingdom of God. For that reason, we want to welcome those Christians who recognise that their religion has its Jewish heritage in Jesus.
We are living in a wonderful, new era, in which more Christians now come to understand that Jews who believe in Jesus want to identify as Jews and want to be proud of their heritage, but also are open to those Christians who do not want to stick to that false teaching of the Trinity. Jewish believers are affirmed and encouraged by our brotherhood or community of brothers and sisters to be part of the Body of Christ and also to remain part of the Jewish community for the sake of a more effective edut or testimony to other Jewish people.
Messianic Judaism or Nazarene Judaism is a Biblically-based movement of people who, as committed Jews, believe in Jeshua/Yeshua/Jahushua/Joshua (Jesus) as the Jewish Messiah of Israel of whom the Jewish Law and Prophets spoke.
Historical and Biblical evidence demonstrates that following Jeshua was initially an entirely Jewish concept, all the first disciples of the Jewish rebbe having been Jews. “Yeshua,” by which Jeshua or Jesus was called during his time on earth, is itself a Hebrew word for “Salvation coming from God.” Jeshua kept Torah, or the Law of Moses. He studied the Tanakh or Jewish Scriptures that many now know as the “Old Testament,” and read them aloud at the local synagogue on Shabbat (Luke 4:16). He was called rabbi (Teacher/Master) by his followers.
Jeshuaists do believe that Jeshua or Jesus did not come to abolish the Torah or Law and the neviim or prophets but came to fulfil them. (Matthew 5:17) Like in the first century thousands of Jews came to follow the teachings of this Jewish man (Acts 2:41, 2:47, 4:4, 6:7, 9:31, 21:20), and established Messianic Synagogues throughout the Roman Empire and beyond (James 1:1, 2:2).
We believe it is still our task to create such places of assembly and to keep spreading the Good News of God’s coming reign or Kingdom of God. Those trained twelve students continued the work their master teacher started and also went to the lost sheep of the House of Israel to get them back in the House. (Matthew 10:5-6) As prodigal sons many were pulled back to the House of Israel and found there a safe haven, being accepted again by the heavenly Father. (Luke 15:11-32)
Many dry bones were put in the graveyards, but throughout the ages, the Holy Spirit gave many the power to continue the work of their master, and like him offered themselves as servants of God. As such the promised awakening began over the last few decades so that we are not only witnesses to this awakening but participants as well. We keep promoting this message of chayyim or life, a Good Message from the Adonai so that the spiritual flesh can form around a strong guf or body, and cover many with skin, putting breath in them to inspire others again, so that they will also come to live a life of spiritual brachot or blessings, knowing that there is only one “Ehheh-Yeh” or “I am” the Adonai Elohim Hashem Jehovah. For all those becoming a Jeshuaist, there will be no vain hope, but they will receive strengthened hope for a future blessed time of peace in the Promised Land and the Kingdom of Peace set up by Jehovah that shall last forever. (Ezek. 37:4-11; Matt. 24:32-34; Daniel 2:44; 7:27; Matthew 24:14; 25:34; Luke 22:29; Colossians 1:13)
For today, whilst we come closer to the Ketz HaOlam or End-Times, there is even a bigger necessity to let others know the Biblical Truth. As a people who are being called out of the nations we now and once again are part of the Commonwealth of Israel and would love to see that nobody would be estranged from the national life of Isra’el. To all those who were in this world without hope and without God we want to show that there can be good hope if they want to accept Jeshua. For Jeshua the Messiah himself is our shalom — he has made us both one and has broken down the m’chitzah which divided us. Jeshua has given his life at the stake (killing the existing enmity) in order to create in union with himself from the two groups a single new humanity and thus make shalom. Therefore we want to invite Jehudiem and goyim to reconcile and to consider themselves as fellow-citizens with all God’s people and members of God’s family. (Eph. 2:12-19 )
Decades upon decades of persecution, division, and confused theology all contributed to the dichotomy between Jews and believers in Jeshua that many take for granted today. Centuries of continuing anti-Semitism in the name of Jesus had left the Jewish community sceptical. However, this did not prevent several Jews from accepting and following the Nazarene Jew Yeshua / Jeshua (Jesus Christ) as the Messiah. Furthermore in the years after the second World War, several regained the energy to give their faith fruit. From the World War II generation grew the House of Nazarene Judaism as a Fifth or sixth house in Christendom or Christianity. Some dubbed this movement of those who belong “the Son-ship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises“, “Hebrew Christianity.” We want to show others that to us belong the patriarchs, and of our race, according to the flesh, is the Messiah and the opening to the renewed country or Land of Hope, of which Jeshua, Christ Jesus is king. (Romans 9:4-5; Matthew 21:5; 27:37; John 1:49)
It was from Christianity that later came the false religion of Christendom wherein the Trinity became part of their religious life. In that state religion of the Roman Empire, an anti-Semitic view of the Messiah’s life and death became accepted theology for hundreds of years.
Messianic Jews recognise that their existence is entirely due to God’s intervention on behalf of His Jewish people. Messianic Judaism is part of the fulfilment of God’s many Scriptural promises of eternal love and faithfulness to Israel.
The “Messianic Jewish identity” is wholly dependent on the person of Jeshua, the sent one from God who declared his heavenly Father and who gave himself as a ransom for all, so that all people could be reconciled with his heavenly Father Who is the Only One True God. It is that One God Who is One Who rules over us, works through us all and is in all. (1 Corinthians 8:4; Deuteronomy 32:21; Ephesians 4:6) Jeshuaists want others to know that the foundation of Messianic Judaism is each individual’s personal relationship with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through Messiah Jeshua. In the Hebrew Law God clearly demands a blood sacrifice for the remittance of sins. Each Messianic Jew recognises his or her own sinfulness and has accepted that Jeshua himself provided this Korban sacrifice or offering. But Jeshuaists are also convinced that by that ransom offering Jeshua opened the way for gentiles to be reconciled when they also make their own personal free choice to follow Jeshua and choose to live according to God’s Mitzvot or commandments.
Jeshuaists are convinced that Jewish life renewed in Jeshua is of importance not only to Jews and therefore would love to spread our faith to those around us, even when they are non-Jews or even non-believers. According to the Apostle Paul, the renewal of the entire creation hinges on Israel’s renewal (Romans 11:15). In particular, the Christian Church cannot express its true universality nor fulfil its mission of reconciliation apart from its bond with the Jewish people, because the arelim or uncircumcised had no Messiah and were estranged from the national life or commonwealth of Isra’el. Jeshuaists aspire to serve also those from the Christian Church who want to find the Biblical Truth and who want to be a real follower of Christ. By providing a doorway for a new relationship between Christians and Jews, different from the patterns of antagonism developed during the preceding nineteen centuries, Jeshuaists want to show the world that all real followers of Christ can be united under Christ, no matter their skin colour, cultural or national background. The new relationship provides a way for Christians to honour the Jewish people and their tradition while developing a deeper understanding of the Messiah to whom they remain radically faithful. For Jews, the new relationship encourages greater respect for the integrity of the real original Christian faith, its connection to historical and contemporary forms of Judaism, and its role in bringing knowledge of the God of Israel to the nations of the earth. Jeshua has made us both one and has broken down the m’chitzah which divided us by destroying in his own body the enmity occasioned by the Torah, with its commands set forth in the form of ordinances. (Ephesians 2:11-22)
Coming closer to the Last Days, when salvation is close to coming, we can see that the Torah Awakening among Christians is maturing into an awakening to our identity as Israelites. This identity is firmly grounded in the covenantal promises of Jehovah to our fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to the work of Messiah Jeshua in opening the way for the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel return (Genesis 12:1-3, 15:1-6, 26:1-5, 28:13-15; Matthew 15:24). Those, even when they are a foreigner joining Adonai, that want to keep the Sabbath, not profaning it, and want to please the Elohim, holding fast to Jehovah’s Brit or Covenant, we want to welcome because they too belong to God’s House. Also to them, Jehovah will give them power and a name greater than sons and daughters that will not be cut off.
We want the world to know that the returning seed of Israel will bring multitudes with them from among the nations who will become full members of the nation (Isaiah 56:1-7; Ezekiel 37:1-28; Romans 11:11-32; Ephesians 2:11-22).
As part of a “called-out assembly,” we stand on the promise that God will one day join all those following His only begotten beloved son, to the House of Judah (the Jewish People) to become one united Israel, never again to be divided.
In the meantime, we will remain teachable, exhorting each other, humble, accountable, and open to correction while seeking to renew ourselves daily through prayer and commitment to God, His Messiah, His Torah, and one another. (Psalm 51:10; Matthew 18:4; Hebrews 3:13) Living in this world where there is so much deceit, hate and violence we shall try always to be honest, patient and faithful in spreading the message of peace. Everywhere we want to be witnesses, showing the fruit of the Ruach HaKodesh, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, always trying to reflect the character attributes of the Elohim we serve. (Proverbs 6:16-19; Galatians 5:22-23)
Everywhere Jeshuaist shall try to be an example to others, showing how pleasant it is
for brothers to live together in harmony. We want others to know how the entire Torah and the Hebrew Nevi’im or Prophets hang on two Mitzvot, to love Jehovah God and to have ahavah or brotherly love. Jeshuaists resolve to behave in an exemplary manner according to the standards of their Only God. As such they will promote peace, harmony, love, and stability within and between their families, their local assemblies, the communities in which they live, and all of God’s Israel. (Psalm 133:1; Matthew 22:37-40; 2 Corinthians 13:11)
Willing to do the Razon HaElohim (the Will of our heavenly Father), Jeshuaists keep hoping the Ruach HaElohim shall guide them and remind them of the necessary things so that they in turn can follow up the instructions given in the Kitvei HaKodesh or Holy Scriptures. At the same time they, as placed in the Messianic Community, in the hope to reach others, reaching into all nations, cultures, peoples, and tongues, Jeshuaists shall always try to show mutual respect and understanding, being swift or quick to listen, quick to help, slow to criticize and slow to speak, slow to get angry. (Psalm 143:10; Matthew 23:23; John 14:26; James 1:1, 19; 1 Corinthians 12:28)
Jeshuaists are conscious about the approaching time. Having the Torah and the Name of the Adonai-Tzva’ot written in their heart they shall try to make the El Shaddai Hashem Jehovah, the Host of hosts, known all over the earth. Their mission is to show the world that the covenant of God made with His people shall be fulfilled and He, to Whom everything belongs, the God of gods and Lord of lords, will recognise and welcome His People, those who know His laws are the best laws. (Matthew 24:32-34; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:8-11; Exodus 6:3; 9:16,29; Levites 19:2; Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 3:8; 19:7; 33:12; Proverbs 18:10)
It is not in our intention to force people to believe what we believe, because we believe it is God Who calls and pulls people. Whilst waiting patiently on God to do His work, we will actively assume the roles of bridge builders, peacemakers, and repairers of the breach; a people who understand why the community at large — the nation to which we belong — is greater than self. Though we might be very few and shattered all over the world we trust God He will call those Whom He considers worthy.
Beyond whatever small part we each play in the process of coming together in the House of God, we rest knowing that God will do all He has promised through His everlasting covenant made with Israel.
For the time being, we can only invite those who feel and believe like us, to become members of our society and to unite as one nation, willing servants who seek only to glorify the Only One True God of Israel and His Messiah through every word we speak and deed we perform.
May His mighty and set-apart name be blessed over all the earth. Amen.