It never ceases to amaze me how people can twist His Word to suit their ‘desires,’ to scratch their itching ears. Even though The Word speaks VERY CLEARLY of the ONENESS of Yeshua’s Body, people are bent on dividing it into racial groups. Certain groups of Gentiles claim they are the true racial “Jews”, even though they don’t have one iota of Jewish DNA or history in their contrived legacy, but come from genetic stock that has been pagan for thousands of years, some of their people groups only coming to faith in the G-d of Avraham Yitz’khak and Ya’akov very late, even way up into modernity. [Two-House, Hebrew-Israelite, Black Israel, Efraimite, Brit-Am, Ps119 ministries, ad nauseum, they all fit this category]. Certain Messianic Jewish groups divide the Body between Jew and Gentile, insisting that we follow Rabbis WHO REJECT YESHUA as their Rabbi! Who reject Yeshua AS THE SON OF G-D! This is the very spirit of the Sheker HaMashi’akh, the false Messiah who will come, and MOST of Messianic Judaism follows it!
Congregation Bat-Tzion and its many ‘small groups’ around the world are about to endeavor to UNIFY the Body of Messiah in some measure, by joining in FELLOWSHIP, and agreeing to walk in the SIMPLICITY of His Word, adhering to HIS HALAKHA ALONE. We have been called “simple”, in more ways than one. And we follow the Peshitta Aramaic texts of the Brit Khadashah, so we will be the “Fellowship of Messianic Peshitta Congregations”. We will not claim to be the ‘true’ anything, but simply will be a group of congregations that choose to “walk together”, agreeing with scripture, that there is NO DISTINCTION between Jews and Gentiles in HIS KINGDOM.
Below is a post I just made to a fb page I use in order to try to dispel these wicked twists on His Word.
B’nei Efrayim were as archers handling the bow, that turned back in the day of battle.
They kept not the Brit of Elohim, and refused to walk in His Torah;
But turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers; they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
For they provoked Him with their high places, and moved Him to jealousy with their graven images.
Elohim heard, and was wroth, and He greatly abhorred Yisra’el; And He forsook the Mishkan of Shiloh, the tent which He had made to dwell among men;
Moreover He abhorred the Ohel of Yosef, and chose not the tribe of Efrayim;
But chose the tribe of Yehudah, Har Tzion which He loved.
And He built His Mikdash like the heights, like the earth which He has founded forever.
He chose David also His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;
From following the ewes that nurse He brought him, to be shepherd over Ya’akov His people, and Yisra’el His inheritance.
These verses are from Ps 78. They show the UNITY of Yisra’el. The song does not follow any chronological sequence, but speaks of events and groups altogether, showing the UNITY of Yisra’el.
First he says Efrayim, handling the bow, ‘turned back’, meaning leaving righteousness.
Then, he says Yisra’el, ALL TWELVE TRIBES, those who came out of Mitzrayim, turned aside like a deceitful bow, same reference.
Then Elohim rejected Shiloh, which is IN YEHUDAH, and NOT in Efrayim. Efrayim and Dan had built houses in opposition to His Mishkan.
Then, we read that Elohim chose YEHUDAH and NOT EFRAYIM or Yosef, but HATED their tent and their tribe! And David, of Yehudah, is the Shepherd over ONE FLOCK, Ya’akov/Yisra’el, ONE FLOCK, ONE NATION….