Spreading the Word Without Saying a Word Ministry
by Chico and Debbie Jimenez
IS FOLLOWING THE NEW TREND of BECOMING a MESSIANIAC JEW GOING TO BRING YOU CLOSER TO GOD??? NO!!!
An undeniable fact to those that TRULY BELIEVE in JESUS as Lord and SAVIOR is that the Israelites or the House of Israel, ARE GOD’S chosen people. Leviticus 25:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying, 25:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD. 25:38 I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God. The biblical term “Israelites” (also the “Twelve Tribes” or “Children of Israel” or “House of Israel”) means they are the direct descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as well as the historical populations of the kingdom of Israel For the post-exilic period, beginning in the 5th century BCE, the remnants of the Israelite tribes came to be referred to as Jews or Jewish.
What is Messianic Judaism?
Messianic Judaism is a movement that began in the 1800’s, through the Presbyterian and Anglican churches, to convert Jews to Christianity. Overall, Christianity has throughout history had little success in converting Jews, other than forced conversions or conversions of Jews who were heavily assimilated or inter-married. Christianity has often been frustrated with Jewish refusal to convert. This frustration is probably best highlighted in something called the “Jewish Question.” The “Jewish Question” used to be a common debate topic written about in Christian circles. The “Question” was essentially as follows: On one hand, Christianity is frustrated that the Jews will not convert and would like to kill the Jews or somehow get rid of them. On the other hand, if they destroy the Jews, this will undermine Christianity, as Christianity claims to accept the Jewish Bible. So, what should Christianity do? This is the essence of much historical frustration of Christianity toward the Jews. The Messianic Jewish movement (originally known as the Hebrew Christian movement) is a movement that places the “clothes” of Judaism on the theology of Christianity, to make Christianity more readily accepted by the Jewish people. Currently, the Messianic Jewish movement is funded by Christian denominations such as the Southern Baptist Convention, the Church of the Nazarene, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Assemblies of God (Pentecostals) and many others.
Messianic Judaism: BELIEVES that JESUS CHRIST (Yeshua) is Messiah.
According to our research A Messianic Jew must keep the Mosaic Covenant. Torah.
“Torah” refers to the first five books of the Bible. Torah reading in Hebrew is one qualifier for a congregation to be considered authentically Messianic. Individuals are encouraged to engage in private and corporate study of Torah for instruction in doctrine and righteousness “The Torah contains the 613 laws of the Covenant between God and Israel. For Jews, whether they are Messianic or not, observance is covenantally obligatory”.
Those gentiles who have joined Messianic congregations take up Torah observance, some more than others, but do so voluntarily, either out of love for God or simply as part of being in the community. Jews and gentiles are seen as completely equal before God, as “one new man” in their belief in Yeshua. Romans 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: (Knowing that GOD sees us (after Salvation) NO differently than HE sees the Jews, we can’t possibly make ourselves any more in right standing with HIM by attending a Messianic Congregation.) DO NOT BE DECEIVED!!!
The “Word of GOD” is very clear and to the POINT, Paul says in 1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Knowing what the “Word of GOD” says in these scriptures we need to analyze the trend that many today are following. We are instructed to “PREACH the doctrine of Christ Crucified” Nothing MORE, Nothing LESS!!! It is also clear that if you preach ANYTHING other than the “Gospel of Christ Crucified” YOU WILL be ACCURSED!!! Knowing this let’s see what the “Word of GOD” says about the following statement: “the Messianic Jew must keep the Mosaic Covenant. Torah” according to their doctrine. This contradicts the “Word of GOD”!!! The people that follow the Torah CANNOT UNDERSTAND the “Word of GOD” because in 2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. The Gospel of Christ Crucified is very simple; We ARE NOT UNDER the LAW but under GRACE!!! DO NOT BE DECEIVED!!! ********************************************************************************** ********************************************************************************** If one TRULY BELIEVES that JESUS in the Messiah then he would only follow GOD’S COMMANDMENTS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT which are inI John Chapter 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. God’s Commandments are clear and to the point. WE AS GENTILES WERE NEVER UNDER THE LAW, Messianic Jews (Jewish by Birth) ARE NO LONGER UNDER the Law of Moses, AS BELIEVERS; according to the “WORD of GOD” THEY ARE NOW UNDER GRACE!!! DO NOT BE DECEIVED!!! Romans 3:4 let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
The Mystery of the “GOSPEL of CHRIST CRUCIFIED” can ONLY be revealed to those CHOSEN by GOD before the foundation of the world. The “Word of GOD” is very clear about this!!! 1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Colossians 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. 1 John 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth “not” us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, AS YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE, GOD’S Word CANNOT BE DISCERNED WITHOUT the HOLY SPIRIT!!!
Once again, the Word of GOD is clear in saying that THE NEW COVENANT that GOD MADE WITH JESUS DISANNULS the Mosaic Covenant (the Law)!!! Hebrews 7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. 19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. 22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. Hebrews 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: Hebrews 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. The FIRST Covenant (the Mosaic Law) was between God and man, the SECOND Covenant (New Testament) was between God and Jesus (the Lamb of God).
THE LAW, which was for the Jews ONLY VS. GRACE Romans 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; We are NOT Under the Law, But Under GRACE!! Why would you want to subject yourself to the CONDEMNATION of the 10 Commandments??? They were never meant for the gentiles to begin with!!!
False Teachers Are Creeping into the Body of BELIEVERS, Trying to DECEIVE the Children of God, Mixing the Old and New Covenant!!! Matthew 9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. God’s Word has no language barriers or boundaries, but the “Truth” of God’s Word only comes through the “Revelation of the Holy Spirit”!! JESUS warned us about false teachers and false profits, these warnings were also about those teaching from the BIBLE without the HOLY SPIRIT!!
The Bible clearly states that God is not the AUTHOR of CONFUSION, the devil is. 1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
Do you know what Gospel means??
“Gospel” definition from the Strong’s Concordance
1) to bring good news, to announce glad tidings a) used in the OT of any kind of good news 1) of the joyful tidings of God’s kindness, in particular, of the Messianic blessings b) in the NT used especially of the glad tidings of the coming kingdom of God, and of the salvation to be obtained in it through Christ, and of what relates to this salvation c) glad tidings are brought to one, one has glad tidings proclaimed to him d) to proclaim glad tidings 1) instruct (men) concerning the things that pertain to Christian salvation.
Now, understanding what the word “Gospel” means, what does that have to do with condemnation???
“Condemnation” definition from the Strong’s Concordance
1) a separating, sundering, separation a) a trial, contest 2) selection 3) judgment a) opinion or decision given concerning anything 1) esp. concerning justice and injustice, right or wrong b) sentence of condemnation, damnatory judgment, condemnation and punishment 4) the college of judges (a tribunal of seven men in the several cities of Palestine; as distinguished from the Sanhedrin, which had its seat at Jerusalem) 5) right, justice. The two words and their meanings are Polar Opposites!!
DO NOT BE DECEIVED!!! JESUS DID NOT COME TO CONDEMN the WORLD!!! John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. JESUS makes it very clear that HE is the Light of the World and that the only condemnation is if ONE DOES NOT BELIEVE on HIM (JESUS). John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
DO NOT BE DECEIVED!!! Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. JESUS is very clear about being lukewarm, you CANNOT MIX the OLD TESTAMENT and the NEW TESTAMENT!!! Matthew 16:11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? Matthew 16:12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
We pray that you RECEIVE the TRUTH in JESUS NAME, AMEN!!!
GOD BLESS, Chico and Debbie