This message was initially written for those who attended the recent MIA Boot Camp; however, it is a message that is applicable to all MIA Allies, Friends and Partners.
What a great Boot Camp!
We have all learned a lot from the classes, the worship, and the fellowship.
You are now better equipped to be more effectively utilized by YHVH.
You are graduates and ready for your marching orders.
Our Marching Orders
The only prayer that Yeshua gave us to pray was.
“Pray, then, in this way:
‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen'” (Mat 6:9-13).
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In His prayer Yeshua asked that we acknowledge that our Father is in Heaven. He asked us to hallow His name, and most importantly He asked that His kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Yeshua than said that we should ask for our daily bread, that we be forgiven our debts and trespasses as we have forgiven our debtors, and those that have trespassed against us. Further we were to ask that we not be led into temptation, rather that we be delivered from evil. We were than to close the prayer acknowledging that His was the kingdom, the power and the glory forever.
Yeshua’s basic request for Himself is telling His disciples to pray that His kingdom come on earth. Obviously the desires of His heart are to have a people here on earth to be His people and He will be their God.
Hopefully, you believe that He expects not only our prayers that His kingdom come on earth, but that He has expectations for each of us as He did of His first group of disciples. They, and the generations that followed them have surely turned the world upside down. In a way like messengers in a relay race they have been passing the torch of gathering the remnant from generation to generation. They have accomplished the task of the remnant growing in number in the nations in which they were scattered.
Unfortunately, for the most part, it is a remnant of lost sheep who had no remembrance of their heritage. Now the torch is in our hands to equip the people of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in our generation to accomplish the restoration of all things by helping them to remember their heritage and their mission as YHVH promised they would (Eze 6:8-9; Zec 10:9).
Seeing the tents of Judah returning to the Land, and the existence of the Messianic Israel and Hebrew roots movement is evidence that this remembrance is currently taking place. However, it is only reasonable to assume that YHVH will not whistle for Ephraim to be a mighty man until sufficient Ephraimites have remembered who they are, and added to those currently aware of their identity and prepared to answer the call of the whistle.
How are these additional Ephraimites going to be awakened to their identity? Common sense says, in all probability in a manner like the ones who have already come to a knowledge of their heritage. They were lost sheep who were given verbal or written information regarding their lost heritage and received confirmation through the Ruach Ha Kodesh. These are ones YHVH is expecting to be messengers with beautiful feet and serve as heralds to preach the good news to those that are still lost (Romans 10:15).
You are one of those messengers, and we encourage you to exercise the talents you have been given and be an active and effective herald. Running your race in a manner pleasing to YHVH, and looking forward to receiving the accolade, “Good and faithful servant well done.”
If you believe that you are one of those messengers, then we encourage you to exercise the talents you have been given and take full advantage of opportunities you are given to be an active and effective herald. Thus running your race in a manner pleasing to YHVH, and therefore worthy to receive the accolade, “Good and faithful servant well done.”
Like Paul, and all the messengers that have gone before us, we are face with the challenge that the people we are trying to reach are for the most part aptly described by Isaiah, “people who will keep on hearing, but will not understand; and keep on seeing, but will not perceive;for the heart of this people has become dull, and with their ears they scarcely hear, and they have closed their eyes; otherwise they might see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and return” (Acts 28:25-27).
Quite naturally, there are a variety of ways and methods of providing lost sheep with the knowledge that will help encourage them to remember their heritage. Key of David Publishing Books and materials have over the past thirty years been a great help in providing messengers with material and tools to accomplish this task of remembrance. The latests additions to the arsenal are, Who Is Israel? Redeemed Israel – A Primer, and the CD Album The Return. Both are proving to be extremely effective.
You may review a complete list of Key of David books and materials at kodpublishing.com
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