When we are called to read the Torah in the Synagogue, we say we are "going up" (Aliyah). When the Jewish people return to our homeland the Land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael), we say we are "making Aliyah." Aliyah literally means to "go up, to ascend." And there is a third "going up" happening in the church and in Israel today. To those who believe in the God of Israel, the LORD Yeshua, we are being "called up" to live increasingly holy and focussed lives.
Some Jewish Rabbis believed the Messiah was described in the Old Testament (Tanakh) with such opposite characteristics that there must be two Messiahs! The first is referred to as Mashiach Ben Yosef (Messiah the son of Joseph). He is described in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and the Christian New Testament as a suffering servant. The second is referred to as Mashiach Ben David (Messiah the son of David). He is described in the Hebrew Scriptures and Christian New Testament as a Warrior King.
We believe both Messiahs are One and the Same; that He came first as a Suffering Servant and will return as the Warrior King of Israel. So, rather than two Messiahs with one arrival, we believe that there is One Messiah with two arrivals. We believe He has already come once according to the New Testament. We believe the Messiah's Name is Yeshua, which means in Hebrew "One Who Saves from YHVH". We believe He is, was and always will be the Jewish Messiah, as well as the Saviour of all who call on Him from every nation for their salvation.
We believe the time is now for the Bride of Christ (the true church) to break off a Greek mindset and return to her Hebraic roots. Then she, together with her Jewish brothers and sisters, will discover how thin the veil really is between Jew and Christian. We are seeing a move of His Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) in bringing down this centuries-old wall of hostility. It is not a wall that separates us but a thin veil, so thin you can blow a kiss through it.
Our prayer is that this site and its teaching will give the church a humble understanding of God's plan for His Jewish people and a deeper love for Israel. We also pray that our Jewish brothers and sisters, whether in Israel or the Diaspora, will discover afresh, with our sometimes weary hearts, how cherished we are by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Elohei Avraham, Yitzchak v' Ya'akov).
It is time for the church to re-learn the Jewishness of Christ and it is time for the Jewish people to experience the love of the church. Together we are 'the People of the Book' and we need each other now more than ever. Let's call each other up in love and friendship to become the Jewish and Gentile Bride, ready for Heaven, following in the footsteps of our Warrior King.
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