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Prepared Hearts Anointed For A New Day

This morning I brought a message titled “Prepared Hearts Anointed For A New Day” at Living Word Community Church in San Diego, California. It will be available as a download this week from Living Word Publications.
 
This Word is a commission to the San Diego church, and to our Fellowship as a whole, into a new day. Like the children of Israel who spent years as slaves in Egypt, you have been in a time of trials and difficulty, but the purpose was to create a people after His own heart. God has worked to turn all of those things for good. He was with you through all of it. Romans 8:17 tells us that we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him. 
 
David was prepared as a man after God’s own heart before he was anointed king. Saul was anointed, but he was not prepared. He could not carry the anointing outside of the atmosphere of the school of prophets. We have seen days of great anointing, but now the Lord is looking to pour out an enduring anointing on hearts prepared to carry it. Through David, God began a deep Father-son relationship with Israel. This is the end of an arm’s-distance relationship with the Father, and the beginning of a new day. 

Judaism: A Relationship Of Love

On Wednesday afternoon September 6th, I brought a teaching titled “Judaism: A Relationship Of Love” in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Judaism began with God’s love for Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and with His choosing of the Jews as His people: “The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but because the Lord loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers (Deuteronomy 7:7-8).

The Sh’ma prayer of the Jewish people is proof that the whole relationship of their faith is rooted and grounded in love: “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart” (Deuteronomy 6:4-6). Judaism is not legalism and commandments. It is a deep love relationship between God and His people. Torah means “instruction.” It contains the instructions of a loving Father teaching His children about a way of life.

Christianity divides itself from Judaism by claiming it is no longer under the Law. However, when Jesus gives us a new commandment (John 13:34), He actually ratifies Judaism and reaffirms His love for the basic instruction of Judaism: “Teacher which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 22:36-40). This is the teaching of the Torah! This instruction of Judaism is given to all the world! Our obedience to this commandment is the way to eternal life (Luke 10:25-28).

Lord, open our eyes to see that You have given us all one message. Our walk with You and our faith should be rooted in a relationship of love. Help us to receive Your love, and help us to return that love to You with all our hearts, all our strength, with all that we are. And help us to love one another just as You have loved us.

This teaching is part of a series, “Our Revelation And Relationship With The State Of Israel, Judaism, And The Jewish People.”

Salvation Is From The Jews

On Saturday afternoon, September 2nd, I brought a teaching titled “Salvation Is From The Jews” in Honolulu, Hawaii.

This teaching addresses how the leaven of anti-Semitism is fed by misconceptions about salvation and the coming of the Messiah. Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, reminds us to remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. (Ephesians 2:12). Only through Christ are Gentiles reconciled into a relationship with God; this is the basis of Christian faith. For the Jews, salvation is included in God’s covenant with Abraham and Israel. The drive of Christianity to bring salvation to the Jews is misplaced and is based on a lack of revelation of God’s covenant with the Jews. That drive only serves to further the division between us.

Within the heart and history of Judaism, there is a deep longing and anticipation for the day of the Messiah. As in the days when Christ was on earth, neither Gentile nor Jew can claim to fully understand His manifestation or how He will establish His Kingdom. Nevertheless, the promise of His Kingdom and His presence on earth is found in both the Hebraic and Greek testaments. Together with the Jews, we as Gentiles should be crying for the days of the Messiah to come quickly.

Lord, forgive us for our lack of understanding and for the anti-Semitism that, motivated by jealousy, tries to replace the Jews. Bring oneness between the hearts of Christians and Jews. Let us strive to find a oneness of faith, a oneness of belief, and a common cry of heart to pray, “Father, release the day of the Messiah. Bring forth Your Kingdom on this earth today, as it is in heaven.”

This teaching is part of a series, “Our Revelation And Relationship With The State Of Israel, Judaism, And The Jewish People.”

The Crucifixion Of Christ And The Destruction Of The Temple

On Tuesday August 29th, I brought a teaching titled “The Crucifixion Of Christ And The Destruction Of The Temple” in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The question “Who crucified Jesus?” and the prevailing assumption that “the Jews did it” form much of the foundation for the lie of anti-Semitic thinking. In order to stand against this lie, we must not be ignorant about spiritual warfare: For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12). Flesh and blood did not crucify Christ; the rulers of this age crucified Him (I Corinthians 2:8).

Furthermore, Christ Himself tells us that He understood the Father’s will for Him: “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father” (John 10:17).

Another premise of anti-Semitism is that the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD was an act of God’s judgment on Israel and the Jewish people. Revelation 12 helps dispel this lie. In satan’s rage, he seeks to destroy the woman which is Israel and has continued that determination of destruction since the ascension of the Messiah.

Satan, the father of lies, is using the Jewish people as the scapegoat for his crucifixion of Christ. Repent for accepting this lie; separate yourself from satan’s accusation against the Jews. Satan continues to rage on the earth, and he is set to destroy Christians and Jews alike. Our answer against satan’s rage is our faith, love, and prayers of compassion for one another.

This teaching is part of a series, Our Revelation And Relationship With The State Of Israel, Judaism, And The Jewish People.

The Relationship Between Judaism And Christianity: 14th Century Through The Holocaust

On Monday afternoon August 28th, I brought a teaching titled “The Relationship Between Judaism And Christianity: 14th Century Through The Holocaust” in Honolulu, Hawaii.

In this teaching, we explore the history of anti-Semitism from the end of the 13th century and into the 20th century and look at how anti-Semitism has impacted God’s anointing on the Christian church.

Are the schisms and divisions in the Christian church today a result of our drive and determination to divide ourselves from the Jews, God’s chosen people? How can we be anointed of God, yet at the same time be rejecting His Word and His covenant with Israel and the Jewish people? Our search for the leaven of anti-Semitism leads us to honestly ask these questions and to pray for the Lord to give us His thinking and His heart. God cannot pour out His blessing on the Christian church when He swore to Abraham that He will curse those who curse His people (Genesis 12:3).

When we attempt to convert or evangelize the Jews, we are actually furthering the division and hatred of the Church fathers towards Judaism, rather than ministering the love and comfort of Christ. Let us receive this realization with the humbling conviction that comes from the Holy Spirit.

Lord, help us to find in Your presence a place of repentance. Let our repentance be deep enough that it washes the Church, our Church fathers, and all of our hearts from the satanic impartation of anti-Semitism. Bring us into a new relationship with the Jewish people. With this Word, we believe to begin a path of reconciliation between Christians and Jews that creates a new history, a new future.

This teaching is part of a series, Our Revelation And Relationship With The State Of Israel, Judaism, And The Jewish People.

Our Repentance For Anti-Semitism Will Bear Fruit

This morning I brought a message titled “Our Repentance For Anti-Semitism Will Bear Fruit” at Grace Chapel in Honolulu, Hawaii.

We have been into a series of teachings about the leaven of anti-Semitism. This series ties into our recent flow of teachings about removing the things that block us from becoming the prophetic community that God has called us to be. The leaven of anti-Semitism is one of those blocks. In order to aggressively sweep out this leaven, these words require action on our part, both personally and collectively. We must be aggressive in our repentance. In Luke 3, John the Baptist tells us to bear fruit in keeping with repentance. The fruit of our repentance will be us moving as a school of prophets.

As we separate the precious from the vile, we will see a new level of the presence of the Lord, and our mouths will be as His mouth (Jeremiah 15:19).

This message is part of a series, Our Revelation And Relationship With The State Of Israel, Judaism, And The Jewish People

Anti-Semitism Is Testing Christianity

On Sunday evening August 27th, I brought a teaching titled “Anti-Semitism Is Testing Christianity” in Honolulu, Hawaii.

When the Israelites turned away from God to worship the golden calf, God became angry. When He was prepared to destroy them and raise up another people through Moses, Moses responded by entreating the Lord to turn away His burning anger. Furthermore, he persistently reminded the Lord of His unbreakable covenant with His chosen people (Exodus 32: 9-14). God used this opportunity to test Moses’ heart and ability to lead Israel. We find this test repeated in the Scriptures when Paul admonishes the Gentile believers for their attitude toward God’s chosen people (Romans 11:25-29).

The leaven of anti-Semitism has placed Christianity in the midst of the same testing. Will Christianity stand up before God as Moses did and say, “If You do not forgive Your chosen people, then blot me out of the book, too” (Exodus 32:32)? God is speaking to us when He says: “‘Comfort, O comfort My people,’ says your God. ‘Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended’” (Isaiah 40: 1-5). Moses and Paul passed the test. Will Christianity pass the test?

Let us walk through this testing with repentance, and cleanse ourselves from the leaven of anti-Semitism. Father, give us grace and let us comfort all those who mourn in Zion (Isaiah 61:3). Anoint us to minister the love and comfort of Your Son, Jesus, and to proclaim blessing and release to Your chosen people.

This teaching is part of a series, Our Revelation And Relationship With The State Of Israel, Judaism, And The Jewish People.

The Relationship Between Judaism And Christianity: 70 AD To The Fourth Century

This past Sunday, I brought a teaching titled “The Relationship Between Judaism And Christianity: 70 AD To The Fourth Century” in Honolulu, Hawaii.

In this message, we explore what created the separation between Judaism and Christianity following the day of Pentecost as well as the growth of anti-Semitism from 70 AD to the mid-4th century. The anti-Semitism that continued to fuel the separation between Judaism and Christianity can be found in the writings of the Church fathers of these early centuries. As you follow the historical roots outlined in this study, let God speak to your heart.

According to His Word concerning Israel and the Jewish people, God will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you (Genesis 12:3). As we repent for the leaven of anti-Semitism in our own hearts, we believe that our repentance can release the Church from the sin of anti-Semitism that is placing the Church in jeopardy of God’s judgment.

This teaching is part of a series, Our Revelation And Relationship With The State Of Israel, Judaism, And The Jewish People.