This past Saturday, I had the privilege to give a message at the Arab Christian/Messianic Jewish annual meeting in California. The message was a simple message about the importance for us believers to spend more time seeking things above and less time focusing on earthly things. I hear a lot of messages of reconciliation and unity, messages that through Yeshua we are all one in the eyes of God. Yet, while we speak these messages we don’t often live them. We look at people according to their color of skin and their ethnic background first and the minute we do that, we already put up a fence between them and ourselves. As followers of Messiah, we need to recognize ourselves as children of God; as children of God, we need to look at each other as brothers and sisters. It can only happen when we put God first in our lives, when we acknowledge that we need each other as brothers and sisters.
During the past few years, I hear from the mouths of believers terms like, “You Christians…” or “You Messianic Jews…”. I believe and call on those who consider themselves followers of the Messiah to start acknowledging the fact that Yeshua broke the dividing wall that separated the Jewish people and the Gentile people and gave us a way to live at peace with each other and that we all belong to the same body of Messiah. We, His followers, have enough enemies; we need to acknowledge our need to stand in unity and support one another as one body as we stand together against the enemy of this world. Let us all start to look at each other as children of God and let us spend more time seeking things above and less time focusing on earthly things. (Colossians 3)
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