Compare these two passages with each other, then compare with what you have been taught by the doctrines of men…
“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep…. I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd. “
Yeshua (Jesus), John 10:11-16
15 The word of the Lord came again to me saying, 16 “And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and write on it, ‘For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions’; then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.’ 17 Then join them for yourself one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand. 18 When the sons of your people speak to you saying, ‘Will you not declare to us what you mean by these?’ 19 say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand.”’ 20 The sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes. 21 Say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; 22 and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations and no longer be divided into two kingdoms. 23 They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God.
The Davidic Kingdom
24 “My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd; and they will walk in My ordinances and keep My statutes and observe them. 25 They will live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant, in which your fathers lived; and they will live on it, they, and their sons and their sons’ sons, forever; and David My servant will be their prince forever. 26 I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will place them and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in their midst forever. 27 My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people. 28 And the nations will know that I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.”’”
Yahweh, through the prophet Ezekiel, makes several very straightforward statements:
- He will gather Joseph/Ephraim and Judah and make them one in His hand.
- They will no longer be two nations, but one.
- These are His people. Not some other group.
- ‘David’ will be king over ‘all’ of them… forever!
- They will walk in His Torah… forever.
- They will dwell in the land promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob… forever.
- He will set His sanctuary in their midst… forever.
In the John passage at the top, Yeshua identifies Himself as the One who will fulfill this prophecy. One Shepherd. One flock. One stick in His hand.
If you believe in Jesus, is it your plan to be under the headship of Messiah, the Lion of Judah, forever? Is it your plan to dwell in the land of Israel forever? Is it your plan to walk in Torah forever?
If not, your doctrine might have a few holes in it.
See: Reformation Thought: Grafting, Antisemitism and Olam!
The Reformation is just beginning!
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