Welcome to InJew Nation in Christ Communiqué! :Saturday, July 18, 2015
“Wherefore when He cometh into the world, He saith, sacrifice and offerings thou wouldst not, but a body hast thou prepared me: in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, lo, I come (in a volume of a book it is written of me,) to do thy will O God…He taketh away the first, that He may establish the second. By which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all.” [Hebrews 10:5-10]
Our InJew Culture
Beloved, our In Jew’s Culture is a Reformed African Worship and Culture established through the Empowerment of the Holy Spirit, as recorded in the Scriptures dated A.D.33-34—the “Time of Reformation;” when Yahweh visited our Ethiopian Jewish brother in the desert, and pointed Him to Christ, who became an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of that building (man-made-building) where he had previously worshiped. [Hebrews 9:11, Acts 8:26-27] As a result, our InJew worship and culture is centered on Yahweh the Most High God, and Jesus the Christ His Son. As an inward Jew Nation, our worship does not take any outward form though, but, rather, it is inner. And our object of worship is Yahweh, the Most High God, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. [Romans 14:6] It is written, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”[St. John 4:23-24]
With regards to our InJew Nation’s stance, we stand upon the Word of God by faith, and have a strong desire to live a daily lifestyle that reflects Christ, as part of our culture. For Example: we are the InJew Nation in Christ because we by the grace of God Almighty confirm to the scriptures which define an inward Jew, or In-Jew for short.The scripture say that He is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit and not the letter (the written law). whose praise is not of men, but of God. [Romans 2:29] Our InJew culture is originated from the Word of God, or the Scriptures, even as we follow Christ, and confirm to the Word; even as we are led by the Holy Spirit.
Yahweh Works in Mysterious Ways …Our Biblical History and culture in Christ can be traced back to A.D. 33-34, at the Time of Reformation. [Hebrews 9: 10] The A.D.33 Reformation is significant to us because it was the time when Yahweh established the second and real tabernacle in heaven, which was made without hands, and pointed our African brother the Ethiopian Jew to Christ, His appointed High Priest, and eternal intercessor in the holiest in the heavenly tabernacle. Knowing our Biblical History and culture through revelation knowledge, helps us to acknowledge and admire the miraculous ways Yahweh the Most High God demonstrated his love towards all mankind, and especially towards us, people of African descent, in order to save all who believe from His wrath and Judgment to come. [John 3:16, 5:28, 29; Revelation 20:11-15] Let us give Yahweh praise, for He is good and his mercies endureth for ever. Our God, Yahweh, the only One true and living God, works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform. And He is “no respecter of persons. But in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness is acceptable with Him.” [Acts 10: 34-35] These were the first words of the astonished Peter the Apostle, when he was at Cornelius’s house. [Acts 10:34-35]
Godly fear is part of our InJew culture
Godly fear is part of our InJew culture, and that Godly fear of God the Father, and that thirst for spiritual knowledge and righteousness, was evident in our Ethiopian Jewish brother, who in A.D. 33 went “to Jerusalem for to worship.’ [Acts 8:27] The Ethiopian administrator, who had the charge of all, Her Royal Highness, Queen Candace’s treasure, worshiped at the man-made-tabernacle in Jerusalem. And would have obeyed the old rules according to the previous covenant God made with them (the children of Israel) for worship at that particular tabernacle. However, after the Ethiopian Jew had worshiped and was returning home, Yahweh met with him at a certain Point in Gaza which is desert, and graced Him through His visitation and awesome presence, preached Jesus to Him through His servant Phillip, and, further, involved him in the Reformation of A.D. 33; which commenced with (1) an everlasting High Priest in the person of Jesus Christ, who sits at the right hand of God our Father in heaven, and who officiates as High Priest in the Holy Place, that is to say, the real tabernacle in heaven, which Yahweh Himself erected: and (2) with the out pouring of the Holy Spirit upon all flesh. [Hebrew 9:10-14; Acts 2: 1-8]
Jesus Christ is the Son of God Almighty
We, InJew Nation in Christ, (Guyana), accept Christ Jesus as the Son of God our heaveny Father, as well as, Christ’s priestly work, for we know that it is superior to the priestly work of men. And we also know that the New Covenant in Jesus’s blood is better by far in comparison to the old covenant, (under which the blood of animals could not remove the guilt from the worshipers’ consciences) since it is surely based on promises of better things by far. The Ethiopian Jew was no longer a stranger to these truths after Phillip preached Jesus to Him [Acts 8:35], neither are since God through His Holy Spirit is teaching us, and is giving us a clear understanding of the Word.
The Ethiopian Jew, an avid reader of the Scriptures
Most commendable was the Ethiopian Jews’ attitude towards God our heavenly Father, prior to becoming a follower of Christ. And we descendants of Africa, for Ethiopia is Africa, can learn a lot from our cultured Ethiopian brother. For example: his status as chief over the treasure of the Queen of the Ethiopians, and His education did not prevent Him from seeking spiritual knowledge also, and for which He had a great thirst. He seemed to have been an avid reader of the scriptures, even when he was travelling, and he read with an open mind to learn more about the things of God Almighty. The scriptures say that at the time when Phillip got near to his chariot, he heard him, the Ethiopian Jew, read the prophet Isaiah which says:
“He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and he was dumb before His shearer, so he open not His mouth; in His humiliation his judgment was taken away:and who shall declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth.” [Acts 8:32-33]
Interestingly, as the Ethiopian Jew read that passage [Acts 8:32-33] and pondered in his heart to know of whom the Word spoke, the teacher appeared in the person of Phillip the Evangelist. So it was under Phillip’s tutelage that the Ethiopian Jew believed in Jesus, and that baptism by immersion, in the name of the Lord Jesus, was necessary to be baptized into His death….[Acts 8:36, Romans 6:3-4] He showed an eagerness to be baptized, and God Almighty provided adequate water in the desert for him to fulfill that purpose. [Acts 8:36] As Peter the Apostle, the Ethiopian convert made a personal and public declaration from the heart that,” Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” And it was upon his confession of faith in Christ, that Phillip baptized him, in the very name of the Lord Jesus, as the risen Christ commanded His Apostles through the Holy Spirit. [Acts 1:1-3, 2:38, 8:38]
Rejoicing in the Lord is part of our InJew Culture
Beloved, today, as our Ethiopian brother in Christ, we rejoice as we travel along this righteous pathway in Christ, which others have previously trod. We rejoice because Jesus Christ is Lord of all. We rejoice because Yahweh has been reaching out to all nations for centuries in various ways…. And we rejoice because of Yahweh’s clear signal to us, that He has recognized and handpicked the continent of Africa, for Ethiopia is Africa, to be a righteous nation (among others) for His name sake, thus exalting us, believers, as a righteous nation. This is true because in A.D. 3-34,Yahweh personally visited and completely changed the life and the lifestyle of the Ethiopian Jewish worshipper and representative of Africans, and took Him to the highest realm of worship, that is directed to Yahweh the Most High God, namely, through Christ, His appointed everlasting High Priest.[Acts 8: 35-40]
Instead offering blood, and animal sacrifice: focus on Christ’s sacrifice, which puts away sin
It is noteworthy that Yahweh’s message through the Scriptures to all nations, and also, to African descendants whether we are on the African continent, in the West indies, the Americas, or elsewhere, is that worship which includes the offering of blood and animal sacrifice, for example, from the blood of fowl-cocks to that of bullocks and goats, are not acceptable by Him, as any form of worship. And that the one sacrifice Yahweh accepts is that of Jesus Christ, who for once at the end of the age (the end of the law of works for righteousness) hath appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself, which was one that was without spot to God His Father. [Hebrews 9:26] For Jesus, when He came into this world said:
“In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast no pleasure. Then said I, lo, I come … to do thy will O God. So He took away the first tabernacle made –by –man: that He might establish the second, which is real tabernacle in heaven that was pitched by God Almighty Himself. It is by this tabernacle in the heavenly, by which we, believers, are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all.” [Hebrews 10:6-10]
We, InJews Nation in Christ [Romans 2:29; 1Peter 2:9-10], embrace the above mentioned truths, which help shape our character, and reflect in our daily lifestyle, by the grace of Yahweh, and of Christ. Amen.
I close with this injunction:
“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many, and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” [Hebrews 9:28]
May the God of peace richly bless you and your household, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Serving in newness of spirit,
Pastor: Elder Wilfred A. Wilson