What's the difference between Hebrew Roots and Messianic?
12-10-2011, 08:20 PM
RE: What's the difference between Hebrew Roots and Messianic?
For various reasons of late, I have neither the time nor the energy to get involved in discussions on the forum, but I have been reading this thread and the other posts you have made Mark, and the responses that have been made to you.
I hope this will come across with the same humility I feel when it happens, but as I read your posts, this verse portion came to mind: "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." and I believe that the Lord gave that to me to share with you and others. Of course, I think that phrase is just a pointer and He wants you, and all of us to look at what you are saying in light of the whole of Phillippians chapter 2.
As a starter, lets look at what follows from that portion:
"For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure."
So, (and I address this to all of us, including me, and not just you Mark: in your behaviour as a believer, as a person who has salvation in Christ, is what you do of your good pleasure or of His?
Then go back up to the beginning of the chapter, and notice the focus on Jesus Christ:
"If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Could you, Mark, go back over all you've posted, and ask yourself if your position leads you to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord? Is His name to you, the name above all names? And can the responses be considered in the same light?
Phillipians 4:23 "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."
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