In Christ Jesus Jews and Gentiles Grafted together as one as God’s Children. Christ the True Vine Tree of Life Binds Jews and Gentiles as ONE by His Love Redemption Sacrifice. Tree of Life Christ Grafts Jews and all Gentiles juxtaposed in the NEW BLOOD COVENANT to FULFILL old Covenant. God Chose Jesus Our Perfect Example living and teaching Torah to blend Jews with the Nazarene Christian Believers. Sayings from God in the Bible is Identical to Torah as Old Testament in Bible. Jews and Gentiles Serve Yahweh Elohim as HIS CHILDREN. Jesus called selected Jewish Disciples and Apostles who taught and spread the Gospel to the uttermost parts of world. This Grafting agricultural metaphor described by Jesus the True Vine of God says believers are the branches. Hermeneutic Grafting in Christ appropriately describes True Vine connects 2 different trees nourished by Same Root Jesus Christ. Through Christ Grafting, two or more groups of people from diverse and completely different cultural backgrounds, contexts unite in a new unique way as Created by YAHWEH God for HIS Worship. So important and necessary to be grafted in with the Jews chosen as role modern to all nations.
Grafting Retains a Specific Genetic DNA features of each branch blended both into a Hybrid Tree sharing nutrients from same root. Grafting is not Genetic modification or CLONE to retain only favoured particular brand. Grafting blends and combined similar in diverse people in ALL Nations to LOVE, RELATE and LEARN to tolerate one another. This is crucial to UNDERSTAND God Unique Privilege in Christ Jesus brings people together to SERVE SOVEREIGN GOD IN CHRIST. ALL ABOUT GOD FIRST, People as each category of the branch Created by THE WISE PERFECT GOD HAVE GOD TRAITS abound in God Qualities, God’s Physical Features Proved by Jesus Said ‘when you see Me you SEE FATHER GOD. Branches True Vine Tree Jesus mature established. Torah Tree fully formed developed by God Yahweh Gentile Trees with spliced Jewish Tree in Christ Engrafted ALTOGETHER. And Produces hybridised fruits uniquely different in taste than fruits each tree yields individually. Essential GRAFTING Jews and Gentiles Godly Metaphorical Process Message of Gospel in Torah, Bible, Comes From Yahweh. Each branch context in manifest EXACTLY WORDS OF GOD. Important to avoid chaos confusion hurt ERROR of each branch due to trying to CLONE. JESUS IS ONLY TREE branches are grafted into Pleasing to God. Grafting in Christ must understood imbibe appropriated global Love of God. It necessary to emphasise that SOVEREIGN GOD is the ONE TRUE LIVING GOD branches submit. Bible in Leviticus 26:4 I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. Grafted trees in DUE SEASON yields fruits COUNTED WORTHY OF God following Jesus’ instructions.
Torah and Bible Agree in Christ there is no Gentile or Jew or a circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, free slave so Messiah ALL in all. Colossians 3:11. God LOVES Circumcised HEARTS to Obey HIM and Love all in Christ Jesus. So Understand TRUE Meaning of Grafting in Christ as family of Believers in Yeshua Jesus to STOP divisions, denominations movements HURT GOD, JESUS, GRIEVE HOLY SPIRIT. Jesus A JEW SAVED ALL LIVED PHYSICALLY on earth among Jews. Christian believers successfully relate together with Jews in beginning conflict took place. Assembly of FIRST Original Believers of Yeshua in Acts reveals TOTAL UNITY ONE ACCORD WORSHIPPED GOD TOGETHER in Jewish Temple prayed together shared in common things they had in Acts 1:14; 2:44. Continued daily with one accord in Temple, breaking bread from house to house ate meat with gladness singleness of heart in Acts 2:46.
Expression of faith entirely in keeping with Judaism not intention of Yeshua Messiah to start another religion. The later Brit Chadashah or New Testament disagreements between Jewish Believers and Gentiles Hellenistic Grecian widows started complaining they were unfairly treated in distribution of food compared to Jewish widows. Early dispute disrupt Unity in Sheepfold as Jewish Believers felt Gentile Believers must submit to full ritual conversion process to fully become Jewish. Take vows, keep Torah commandments, traditional laws much more extensive than 613 commandments in Torah. Thought people are not SAVED without undergoing circumcision. In a council meeting with apostles, elders, in Jerusalem Paul and Barnabas described God was moving among Gentiles without conversion rituals. Peter stood ground so presented position God pouring out His Ruach HaKodesh on Gentiles as HE DOES on Jewish Believers not practising Jewish conversion ritual imposed on converts.
James, who led meeting, stood up and expounded the prophetic significance of Gentiles coming to faith in Yeshua, linking it to the end-time restoration of Israel and appearance of Gentiles Called by His Name in Acts 15:16–18; Amos 9:11–14. The Law of God through Moses heard Sabbath in synagogue of city, James in the letter sent to Gentile Believers: observe following. “ ABSTAIN from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality in Acts 15:29. So Bible Torah commandments not difficult to keep according in Deuteronomy 30:11–14; Romans 10:8. The early followers of Yeshua stated “extra,” traditional laws burdensome for Believer conversion process to Judaism faith unnecessary for salvation. James indicated, he expected Gentile Believers to learn law of Moses of God through Moses in Acts 15:21 to grow in understanding to live holy life.
Christ Good SHEPHERD Brings into God Sheepfold the sheep Belonging to God as Gentiles and Jews UNITED ONE in Christ in God’s Sheepfold. Yeshua promised in John 10:16, “I have other sheep not of this sheep pen to bring so they will LISTEN to my VOICE, and there shall be ONE flock and ONE SHEPHERD.” Sacred Lamb of God Yeshua Christ Sacrificed His Life as a Ransom for many. Jew and Gentile have EQUAL ACCESS IN GOD’S HOLY OF HOLIES THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS PASSOVER LAMB. Jew and Gentile descendants of Abraham in Covenant Fulfilled in NEW COVENANT FULFILLED MESSIAH. Sheep together in may not look exact clones as family looks different. Not right, appropriate to insist one fully acts like other before they get along as Family Members in GOD’S PEN.
Paul warns falling into unbelief not fully Obeying God causes people to be cut off. Jewish people persistence in unbelief is tolerated by God Grafting ABLE to Save Israel through Christ Messiah in Romans 11:23. Jewish Trees Grafted IN CHRIST TREE and Gentile Trees continue grow and prosper by faith in Yeshua Messiah is flourishing and increasingly accepted by the Jewish people. Paul’s analogy of Olive Branches GRAFTED TOGETHER by God Binds in Yeshua life in UNITY. Both naturally maintain identity as Created by Same God. The Olive Tree in Gethsemane Jerusalem Perfect Symbol in Christ Grafts Jews and Gentiles. Early congregation Jews Gentiles Believers lived, prayed together celebrated Jewish festivals holidays as did Yeshua. Faith in Yeshua from Israel helped Believer relationship with Jews join celebration resurrection of Yeshua. Local rabbi Passover holiday celebration includes Gentile Believers but developed into Easter tradition from century 2nd AD. Gentile believers keep close to Jews, celebrate Yeshua Passover Lamb on the first night of Passover, 14th Hebrew Nissan. Later believers in Asia Minor then emphasized resurrection, 1st day of week. Believers in Rome moved observance resurrection Sunday turning celebration Easter.
Controversy arose as Quartodecimans Latin 14 Jewish practice fasting eve of Passover. As established by Apostle John’s disciples, Polycarp bishop of Smyrna (c. 69 – c. 155) of 7 churches of Asia and by Melito of Sardis (died c. 180). Churches in Asia followed Passover fast celebration beginning at sundown on 15 of Nissan adhering to Jewish tradition Converts attend model Seder at Jewish Temple Center Israel Mevasseret Zion outside Jerusalem in preparation for first Passover in Israel. So Yeshua’s followers met together to break bread after Sabbath, Saturday evening in Acts 20 of Paul talking into night in Troas until daylight, Sunday morning, before going on his way. The Gentile Believers began meeting Sunday morning. Jewish Believers continued to attend synagogue, began to experience pressure, especially after destruction of the Temple. While ORIGINAL Believers lived in Jerusalem practiced Judaism visited Temple on daily basis, Jewish Revolt in early 60s reminded Believers of Yeshua’s warning: “While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety,’ destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief in 1 Thessalonians 5:3–4. The Jewish believers escaped Jerusalem as early church father Eusebius wrote crossed over Jordan and went to Pella, a Nabataean fortress in the mountains. Escaped onslaught of another Roman general Titus he totally destroyed city and Temple incurred wrath of fellow Jews seen as deserters. So it is generally believed entire some Jewish Believers managed to leave Jerusalem and avoid its destruction by the Roman forces. Pella became a major centre of worship.
Destruction of Temple at Jerusalem, Nicolas Poussin. Following destruction of Temple in AD 70, rabbis considered Jewish believers Jews, but discouraged presence in synagogues. Contributed to the Gentile Believers separating themselves from Jewish brethren by Rome’s institution Fiscus Judaicus or Jewish Tax. Roman Empire imposed tax Jews destruction of Jerusalem Temple in AD 70. Replaced the Temple tax used for upkeep of Temple of Capitoline Jupiter in Rome. Those who abandoned Judaism exempted from tax impetus for Gentile Believers considered the sect of Judaism, disassociated from Judaism. The division in 1st century included Birkat HaMinim 19th blessing in Amidah, request divine punishment a curse from God directed against paroshim separated themselves from community. Associated with minim orheretics, understood Jewish Believers in Yeshua and Essenes. Jewish Believers not able to lead prayer without evoking a curse on themselves. Benediction went a long way Jewish believers unwelcome in synagogue, so worshipped separately. So this cursing, as Justin Martyr in his 2nd century Dialogue with Tryphon; Origin in 3rd century AD, and by Epiphanius in 5th century AD stated, 3 times a day said ‘May God curse the Nazarenes.’ So term Nazarenes Notzrim originally the first Believers in Yeshua; refers to 4th century sect of Nazarenes, Believers considered Jewish origin from Believers who fled Jerusalem and kept Torah. Term applied to Gentile followers of Yeshua in general.
entileBelievers incorporated pagan observances and rituals into Jewish practice in worship AD 325, First Council of Nicaea convened by Roman Emperor Constantine set the church doctrine. None of the 318 bishops attending were of Jewish ancestry main acts of Council was to establish separate celebration of Passover from the Jewish Passover identified pagan name Easter from Babylonian fertility goddess Ishtar. Council established Sunday new Sabbath not Biblical seventh day Sabbath. Council of Antioch prohibited Christians from the celebration of Jewish Passover. Council of Laodicea prohibited celebration of the Biblical or Jewish Sabbath. So Christians prohibited, under penalty of death, to marry Jews treated 2nd class citizens.