House of Israel Sabbath Review :: Romans 11 Part 2

 

Shalom Saints!

A dear friend and longtime Online Community member told me during Tabernacles, “When Arthur wears a bow tie, we get excited at home because he is really going to teach!”  This was said with the attitude of a former Pentecostal talking to me, a former Baptist.  I haven’t done the empirical research on her statement, but I think that whenever Arthur takes to the airwaves, he allows the Holy Spirit to flow through him, have its way, and we get awesome teachings each time!

By the way, he had on a bow tie this Shabbat!

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Before, during, and after the teaching, I always get power-packed messages that I file in my mind, and write down, as “How to live this Torah Life.”  One such message was understanding that when I am not hearing from Yehovah, one of the following issues may be separating me from HIM.

  • Sin
  • Being too busy
    • Not being still so I can listen for him
    • Praying and not waiting for Him to speak to me
  • Filling up my time with other voices, such as
    • Radio broadcasts
    • Television shows
    • Social Media

Let’s all be the obedient sheep of the Messiah.  His sheep know His voice.  How can we know His voice, if we are not seeking to hear His voice?

Summary of Romans 11 Part 2

Paul continues in his letter to the congregation in Rome.  They are composed of Jews and Gentiles.  He is expounding on the fact that Judaism, the religion of the Jews, became a trap to the Jews and Gentile converts to Judaism.  Judaism is a mixing of Torah and the traditions of their Rabbis, Sages, and other scholarly men. The Hebrews (Israelites from all twelve tribes) that rejected Yeshua were caught in a snare of their own making by elevating the Law of the Pharisees (Shulchan Aruch) above the Law of Yehovah.

Israel became cutoff from Yehovah.  They replaced the Torah with the Talmudic writings and rejected the central figure of the Torah, Yeshua.  However, all hope is not lost!  Israel, and anyone else, can be reconciled with Yehovah through faith in Yeshua.

Fellowship Buzz about the Teaching

One of the visiting Saints leaned over the table towards me and said, “Flesh and blood did not reveal that to Arthur!”

“He said almost word for word what my husband has been telling me to do!  I really do need to put down my phone and listen to what the Holy Spirit is wanting to say to me!”  That started a lively conversation about how we can grow closer to Yehovah.

Another Sister and I had a conversation centered around our ethnicity and color.  We related to being ostracized by certain groups of people, of similar and different colors, in our lives and how bad that felt being different at the time.  We talked through a positive way of approaching, instead of stereotyping and avoiding, the people who look like our former ridiculers and to do as Arthur had said in the teaching:  “Judge people by their behavior, their fruit, not their color or ethnicity.”

We both decided that this was the only way to move forward, be holy, and not prejudge people the way we had been judged.

Until next time… Blessings on You and Yours,

Sharon

A dear friend and longtime Online Community member told me during Tabernacles, “When Arthur wears a bow tie, we get excited at home because he is really going to teach!” This was said with the attitude of a former Pentecostal talking to me, a former Baptist.

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