In Teil 4 nun schauen wir auf Die Dreieinigkeit ? Das Thema ist nahe mit dem der letzten Woche über die Identität Yeshuas (Jesu) verbunden. Die Schriften scheinen zu zeigen, dass Yeshua zumindest der kreative Arm Gottes ist.
Die Frage nach der Dreieinigkeit war für lange Zeit ein uneiniges Thema im Leib des Messias. Genauso wie es für die christliche Welt ein kontrovers geführtes Thema ist, ist das Konzept eines ‚Dreieinigen Gottes‘ für jüdische Menschen ein Problem. Von Kindheit an lernen wir, die Shema zu rezitieren. Das ist die grundlegende jüdische Glauben-erklärung. „Shema Israel, Adonai Elohienu, Adonai Echad“ „Höre O Israel, Jahwe Unser Gott, Er ist Ein Gott“. Durch die Art und Weise, wie die Kirche die Dreieinigkeit verbreitet hat, denken die meisten Juden, dass die Christen 3 Götter anbeten.
Es ist wichtig zu sehen, dass es das Wort Dreieinigkeit in der Bibel nicht gibt. Allerdings zeigen verschiedene Schriften darauf, dass Gott anscheinend mehr als eine Erscheinungsform hat. Der stärkste Beweis von mehr als einem ewigen Wesen ist in Jesaja 48:12-16 (die Erste Person spricht) „Höre mir zu, Jakob, und du Israel, den ich berufen habe: Ich bin ‘s, ich bin der Erste und auch der Letzte. Meine Hand hat die Erde gegründet und Meine Rechte hat den Himmel ausgespannt. Ich rufe und alles steht da. Versammelt euch alle .. (die erste Person spricht noch immer weiter) Ich, ja , ich habe es gesagt, ich habe ihn gerufen. Ich habe ihn auch kommen lassen, und sein Weg soll ihm gelingen. (die erste Person spricht noch immer weiter) Tretet her zu Mir, hört dies! Ich habe von Anfang an nicht im Verborgenen geredet; von der Zeit an, da es geschieht, bin ich auf dem Plan. – Und nun sendet Mich Gott, der HERR, ( die 2.Person = YHVH der Vater) und sein Geist ( die 3. Person). die 1 .Person spricht weiter) (LÜ).
Für mich scheint es so, dass das ‚Ich‘ und das ‚Mich/Mir‘ hierbei Yeshua ist.
Meine Meinung ist es, dass die oben genannten Schriftstellen und andere die Existenz eines dreieinigen Gottes unterstützen, oder einer Drei-Personen-Gottheit. Bitte merken sie sich, das Wort Gottheit ist die englische Übersetzung des Aramäischen/ Hebräischen Wortes Elohim.
Aber das wirft die folgenden Fragen auf ..………….
1/ Sind die 3 Ewigen Wesen verschiedene Erscheinungsformen des selben Wesens ?
2/ Sind die 3 Ewigen Wesen unabhängige Individuen ?
3/ Sind die 3 Ewigen Wesen wirkliche Personen, so wie wir es verstehen, was dieses Wort heißt ?
Die schnelle und einfache Antwort darauf ist, Gott weis es, und wirklich nur Gott weis es . – wir Sterblichen können zum Make-Up Gottes nur spekulieren.
Und wir dürfen spekulieren, aber wir sollten nicht die Gemeinschaft mit anderen Gläubigen wegen dieses Themas abbrechen, denn KEINER kann wissen, ob er oder sie Recht hat.
Also lassen sie uns in Gemeinschaft mit denen bleiben, deren Meinung sich zu unserer Meinung unterscheidet, und lassen sie uns mit der wirklichen Aufgabestellung fortfahren ………. macht zu Jüngern von Yeshua in jeder Nation
Und lassen sie uns zu Israel stehen und für Israel beten Teil 5 nächste Woche …………. Was ist Israel ?
Die folgende Illustration wurden mir freundlicherweise von Walter aus Calgary in Kanada zugesandt ich denke, sie porträtieren Gott so gut wie es nur geht
Der Herr segne dich, während du Israel segnest, indem du für die Verteidigung ihres Rechtes einstehst, in dem Land zu leben, dass der Gott Israels dem Jüdischen Volk gegeben hat. Lasst uns beten, dass Israel zu seinem Gott umkehren möge. Schweige nicht, sondern lehre dies deine christlichen Geschwister, deinen Pastor und jeden, mit dem du darüber sprechen kannst. Lasst uns auch für den Durchbruch bei den Moslems beten, und bitte denkt daran, für alle Soldaten in der IDF zu beten – sie verteidigen und kämpfen für das Königreich Gottes.
Schabbat Schalom – David & Josie
THIS WEEK’S NEWS SELECTION
1. Israelis Riot Over Terror Murder of Young Girl Israel Today News May 11th
An estimated 2,000 people demonstrated through the streets of the northern town of Afula on Saturday as the nation becomes increasingly frustrated with the government’s perceived leniency toward Arabs who murder Jews. The rally was called in memory of Shelly Dadon who was killed just north of Afula earlier this momth, Police believe the murder was a terrorist act, and Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said there had been “dramatic” developments in the case, which at press time remains under a gag order.
Many of the thousands gathered in Afula wore red gloves to symbolize their distaste with the government’s handling of terrorists “with blood on their hands.” The crowd blocked major roads through the city, and a few resorted to hurling stones at passing vehicles. Police arrested at least 10 people as the demonstration turned more raucous.
The government is often very reluctant to label murders as acts of terrorism when Israeli Arabs are involved. And, even when they do, there is always justifiable concern that the killers will be released after serving only a fraction of their sentence in “goodwill gestures” to Israel’s Arab peace partners. In a move aimed as assuaging the outraged Israelis, the government on Sunday voted on a new bill that would allow courts to sentence murderers to life without the possibility of parole. The bill passed its first reading, and, if passed into law, would override the president’s ability to pardon the worst terrorists and criminals. “For the last thirty years Israeli governments have been releasing murderous terrorists. Sometimes in exchange for something. Sometimes in exchange for nothing,” said Economy Minister Naftali Bennett ahead of the vote. “The time has come to put an end to this.”
The bill was rejected by opposition MKs, as well as by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, with further enraged many Israelis who have lost loved ones to terrorism, only to see the killers freed and sent home to a heroes welcome. Please pray that no more terrorists with blood on their hands will be released
2. IDF Declares Syrian Border a Closed Military Zone Jerusalem Post May 11th
The IDF Northern Command declared the Quneitra Crossing area a closed military zone on Sunday, following intense exchanges of fire between Assad loyalist forces and rebels in the region. In recent days, fighting between Syrian army soldiers and rebels has intensified, and according to estimates by military sources, battles which could have decisive outcomes are raging close to the border. The IDF sealed the area and told local farmers to stay away due to the danger of stray shells or gunfire spilling into Israel. The Golan Regional Council said it was being kept up to date on development by the IDF, but added that the daily routine for locals remains unaffected. Residents have, however, reported hearing several blasts from the other side of the border. Please pray for peace to hold on the Israel / Syrian border
3. Muslims Attack Christians Near Bethlehem
The Feast of Saint George, a pretty important holiday for Arab Christians, recently ended, but it didn’t end well for those celebrating at the festival’s focal point, the Monastery of Saint George near Bethlehem. Saint George’s Monastery is located in the village of al-Khadar, which is the name used for Saint George in Arab culture. Every year, Palestinian Christians, and even some Muslims, gather at the monastery, as well as at other locations throughout the region, to commemorate George’s martyrdom and dedication to his faith. During this year’s festival, which occurred on May 6, the Christians gathered at Saint George’s were beset by Muslim provocateurs and assailants. “Some local Muslims either tried to park a car too close the church and/or tried to enter the church during a service honoring St. George – the initial instigation isn’t clear. But when the intruders were asked to leave, one of them stabbed a Christian man who was outside the church serving as a guard. He was hospitalized. Several then started throwing stones at the church. 7 or 8 Christians were injured and some physical damage was done – broken windows etc. The police didn’t show up for an hour.”
One of the victims managed to record a portion of the attack on his cellphone and uploaded the footage to YouTube, where it has since been seen by over 20,000 people. And still, media coverage of the attack has been sorely lacking. Perhaps everyone is too busy furiously criticizing Israel over a few youth scrawling graffiti. The Christians in the video, including crying children, can be seen cowering in fear as they are besieged by Muslim hooligans whom the authorities did very little, if anything, to stop. This is from the same Bethlehem where Christ at the Checkpoint organizers say Christians and Muslims live in harmony; this is from the same “Palestine” the international community labels as “moderate” in its justification for establishing yet another Arab state; and this is happening, right next door, as everyone ignores realities and accuses Israel of abusing minorities, of being an “apartheid state.” Please pray protection over Israel’s Aab population of approximately 300,000 people
4. Israeli Units in Nigeria to Assist in Searh for Missing Schoolgirls Algemiener News May 14th
Israel has sent anti-terrorism experts to Nigeria to assist with the search for 276 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped last month by the Boko Haram terrorist group. In a phone conversation with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Israeli PM Netanyahu expressed Israel’s “total condemnation” of the mass abductions, and said the team of experts from his country would soon arrive in Nigeria. The Israeli team will work in collaboration with teams from the US and Britain and their Nigerian counterparts to intensify the search for the girls Please continue to pray for the comforting, courage, safety and soon release of these young girls.
5. Muslim Goes to Mecca and FInds Yeshua Israel Today News May 15th
A Turkish Muslim who made a pilgrimage to Mecca in a desperate attempt to get his life back on track returned as a Christian to the great astonishment of his family. Now a pastor, Ali Pektash (pictured) has been addressing a conference in Jerusalem called At the Crossroads, and sees it as part of his mission to help re-unite the sons of Abraham.
Ali, a Kurd, suffered from alcohol addiction when friends persuaded him to make Hajj (pilgrimage) to Islam’s holy city. It was in Saudi Arabia, where liquor is banned, and the religious ritual might cure him, they suggested. When he got there, he cried out to God for help (if indeed He was there) and fell asleep. Yeshua then appeared to him in a dream and touched him, saying: „You believe in me now; leave this place.“ After taking a shower next morning, he discovered what he thought was dust on the part of his chest Jesus had touched, but in fact the hair on his chest had turned white in the shape of a hand! At the traditional celebration marking his return from Hajj, he announced to his incredulous family that he had seen Jesus in Mecca and had come back a Christian. He burst out crying in front of his wife and asked forgiveness for the way he had treated her, clearly demonstrating a dramatic change in his life.
But for three years he had no access to a Bible and it was seven years before he met another Turkish Christian. He eventually started a church in Ankara, the capital, which he has recently handed over to trusted elders in order to begin a new work in Eastern Turkey, where he was raised. At the Crossroads, hosted at Christ Church in the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City, is aimed at deepening the bonds of reconciliation between Arab Christians and Jewish followers of Jesus and is being attended by delegates from a number of Middle East countries including Iran, Egypt, Cyprus and Jordan. Speaking in Turkish (translated through headsets for those who needed it), Ali spoke of how Abraham was also his ancestor, and how he saw it as part of his mission to help re-unite the children of Isaac and Ishmael (Abraham’s children by different wives).
Illustrating how family division can cause lasting conflict among the children affected, he said it was no different for the descendants of Abraham who continue to be embroiled in much strife and contention with each other. But now it was time for reconciliation. „We have a very important ministry – to reconcile the world,“ he said. In a further example of reconciliation, a Palestinian delegate from Hebron (where Abraham is buried) said: „I was one of those who hated the Jews, but Jesus changed my life.“ A number of Israeli pastors responded by laying hands on him in prayer and offering words of encouragement. The conference, including worship sessions was held in English, Hebrew and Arabic.
Please pray for multiudes of Jews and Muslims to come to Yeshua
6. Isael Continues to be a Blessing ICEJ News May 15th
Environmental Protection Minister Amir Peretz announced on Tuesday that he will soon sign a tripartite agreement aimed at protecting the environment of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, along with his counterparts from Greece and Cyprus. Such an agreement has become urgent in recent years as vast hydrocarbon resources have begun to be exploited in the region, along with increased sea traffic and other activities with potential for environmental harm. In related news, MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, recently launched the „Grand Challenges Israel“ program to assist private efforts in Israel efforts to find solutions to challenges in global health and food security in developing countries. Please pray that the boycotters will wake up to their folly
7. Faith in Yeshus Turns Orthodox Girl into Zionist
Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) had no problem turning water into wine, but turning a Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jew into a staunch Zionist is quite another story. For many streams of Haredi Judaism, Zionism is a dirty word, and last week’s Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Independence Day) was just another bad day. But such was no longer the case for Chava (not her real name), a 23-year-old Haradi Jewess who recently accepted Yeshua as Messiah. „This was my first Yom Ha’Atzmaut,“ says Chava. „In our family, we were forbidden to even mention it. We were told by our parents to close the shutters so that we could not see what the abominable Goyim (derogatory word for Gentiles) were doing in the streets. We call it ‚Tzibele‘ (onion) day in Yiddish.“ For many Haredi Jews, Yom Ha’Azmaut is foul, dirty and pagan. „We hated Israel,“ Chava admits. „Our parents did not want us to be Israeli at all. My father wanted to take us all to America.“
Now a believer in Yeshua, all of that changed for Chava forever. „When I heard the siren sound in memorial for the fallen soldiers who had given their lives for this nation, I stood up, and my heart stood still,“ she said. „I understood for the first time how much the people of Israel, my people, had sacrificed to bring us back to this land and make a nation and a home for us, the Jewish people.“ Chava feels embarrassed that her whole life she never honored the brave men and woman who had given their lives to secure a homeland for the Jewish people. She admits that she even despised and hated them. „I give thanks to Yeshua who opened my eyes. He has given me a right spirit and a whole new understanding,“ she says.
In Israel, Memorial Day flows directly into the Yom Ha’Azamut celebrations. Independence can only be celebrated while remembering those who have gave their lives to make it happen, while the joy of nationhood can sweeten some of the painful memories of those who have fallen. „I understand now how important it is to show respect and honor for the people of this land who have sacrificed so much for me, for my family and for Jewish people around the world,“ says Chava about her first Memorial Day and Yom Ha’Atzmaut. „I feel proud to be an Israeli now,“ she says. „I am glad that I can live here and be a part of our people. God loves our people, all of our people, secular, religious, Arab and Jew. He loves us all,“ she smiles. Please pray for many more Orthodox Jews to come to faith in Yeshua
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