Submitted by: Brother P. Wells
Related Scriptures: Leviticus 21:1-24:23, Ezekiel 44:15-31, & Psalms 42
Trusting and faithfulness brings about oneness with Yeshua and being a child of G-d. The word trusting is defined as a belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, and effective. Faithfulness is defined as having or showing true and constant support or loyalty. These concepts aren’t merely words to throw around. To the believer this is a way of life. We must understand that we didn’t come to this decision on our own. Paul says in 1 Cor. 1.9 G-d is trustworthy: it was he who called you into fellowship with his Son, Yeshua the Messiah, our Lord. Also in John 1.12-13 – But to as many as did receive him, to those who put their trust in his person and power, he gave the right to become children of God, not because of bloodline, physical impulse or human intention, but because of God. If we look at Avarham’s life as an example it wasn’t Abarham looking for G-d, yet G-d calling to Abraham to follow Him. Paul says in Gal. 3.6 it was the same with Avraham: “He trusted in God and was faithful to him, and that was credited to his account as righteousness.”Be assured, then, that it is those who live by trusting and being faithful who are really children of Avraham. It’s our trust and faith in G-d calling to us to be clothed and immersed in Yeshua. Once this happens there should be no distinctions or separations in the body of Yeshua, no black church or white church and no many denominations. Yeshua said in John 17. 20-23 -“I pray not only for these, but also for those who will trust in me because of their word, that they may all be one. Just as you, Father, are united with me and I with you, I pray that they may be united with us, so that the world may believe that you sent me. The glory which you have given to me, I have given to them; so that they may be one, just as we are one — I united with them and you with me, so that they may be completely one, and the world thus realize that you sent me, and that you have loved them just as you have loved me. It’s the L-rd who called us from our old nature, our sin life to be one with Him and the Son who are one. Yeshua the seed, gave his life for us that we may be son and daughters of G-d to have trust and faith in Him just as Abraham did and having this faith and trust it brings about righteousness. Not by our works, yet by G-d calling us. The promise mention and being an heir Paul makes it plain in Gal. 3.14 – Yeshua the Messiah did this so that in union with him the Gentiles might receive the blessing announced to Avraham, so that through trusting and being faithful, we might receive what was promised, namely, the Spirit. The Spirit is what brought us to be children of G-d and by faith we are one with Yeshua. So the promise made by G-d to Abraham in Gen. 12.7 that all the families on earth will blessed, is our inheritance.