New Year, New Man

by Curt Landry 

You may ask, “What can be expected if judgment is lifted off of Israel and biblically, how does this affect not only Israel but also the Body of Messiah?”  Could this possibly be the catalyst to release the greatest and last revival in the world?  Romans 11:12, as it speaks of the Jewish people describes a fullness that will come to the world when they return to the Lord.  It says, “Now if their stumbling (their lapse, their transgression) has so enriched the world [at large], and if [Israel's] failure means such riches for the Gentiles, think what an enrichment and greater advantage will follow their full reinstatement!” “A few verses later in Romans 11:15 it reads, “For if their rejection and exclusion from the benefits of salvation were [overruled] for the reconciliation of a world to God, what will their acceptance and admission mean? [It will be nothing short of] life from the dead!” My question to you is, what does this life look like? If the judgment is lifted off of Israel and the time to favor Zion is truly now, what effect will that have on the world?

In Revelation 3:7 it says, “These are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He Who has the key of David, Who opens and no one shall shut, Who shuts and no one shall open” I believe that the key of David is activated, or released, to open doors that no power or principality can shut.  I also believe that the key of David is tied to the Jews and Gentiles being one in Messiah, bringing the resurrection power of the One New Man to an unbelieving world with miracles, healings, signs and wonders following.   Any time that there is an increase in authority there has to be an increase of position, condition, and it must be backed by legal documentation to enforce the edicts and decrees.

Romans 11 teaches us about the fullness of life and the increase that comes when Jewish people return to Yeshua as Messiah.  The world’s position changed as Jews and Gentiles began to walk together as one in Messiah, as it says in Romans 11:15 it is as “life from the dead” when the Jewish people accept Yeshua as the Messiah.

The condition of our world will change because this life brings forth the Hebraic word, shalom which is peace, nothing broken, nothing missing.  This is truly the message of the gospel; it is good news to a broken world that offers healing and the ability to be made whole.  Yeshua is our Sar-Shalom, our Prince of Peace.

Legally, as the body of Believers when we unite together as Jew and Gentile, one in Messiah, there is a legal atmosphere of covenant enforcement that causes faith to arise and our enemies to be scattered.  In a spiritual atmosphere of life and peace, both Jews and Gentiles, have access to one Spirit and one Father.  It is not that the Bible changes or increases, for as it says in Malachi 3:6 “I am the Lord, I do not change”, but in the atmosphere of reconciliation there is revelation to comprehend and believe at a higher level.  This is explained more in-depth in Ephesians 2 when Paul speaks to the church at Ephesus. There is an increase of revelation when the church has understanding of its Jewish roots, the Jewish roots of our faith.   

Part of this new season of revelation is that all are brought near by the blood of Yeshua.  The blood of Yeshua brings those who are not of Jewish heritage into citizenship with Israel so that they are no longer strangers from the covenant of promise.  I believe that God is gathering the living stones of Zion in this late hour that we may all be built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit (Eph 2:22). 

The apostle Paul spells it out very clearly.  When Christians and Jews unite together to form the One New Man Ephesians 3:10 says, “[The purpose is] that through the church the complicated, many-sided wisdom of God in all its infinite variety and innumerable aspects might now be made known to the angelic rulers and authorities (principalities and powers) in the heavenly sphere.”   When this covenant restoration takes place I believe it is God’s intent for manifested miracles, signs, wonders, and healings to usher in the greatest and the last revival. We are now preparing for the greatest move of worldwide evangelism ever known.  We need to get ready for the greatest outpouring that history has ever seen! 

I believe that at the same time that the church is enjoying the literal fulfillment of the Great Commission that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will be fulfilling his covenant promise to the land of Israel and the Jewish people and that biblical proportions of protection will be released over Israel.  Zechariah 12: 8, 9 promises, “In that day will the Lord guard and defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and he who is [spiritually] feeble and stumbles among them in that day [of persecution] shall become [strong and noble] like David; and the house of David [shall maintain its supremacy] like God, like the Angel of the Lord Who is before them. And it shall be in that day that I will make it My aim to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

A lovely picture of the good news of this new season was prophesied by the prophet Amos in Amos chapter 9:11-15 when he wrote, 

“ On that day I will raise up The tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, And repair its damages;

      I will raise up its ruins,
      And rebuild it as in the days of old;

      That they may possess the remnant of Edom,
      And all the Gentiles who are called by My name,”
      Says the LORD who does this thing.
      “Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD,

      “ When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
      And the treader of grapes him who sows seed;
      The mountains shall drip with sweet wine,
      And all the hills shall flow with it.
     
      I will bring back the captives of My people Israel;
      They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them;
      They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them;
      They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them.
     
      I will plant them in their land,
      And no longer shall they be pulled up
      From the land I have given them,”
      Says the LORD your God.” (NKJV)

What a beautiful prophecy of this season penned under the hand of God!   This prophecy is already being fulfilled in part but I believe that the fullness of the time to favor Zion is now!  The Jews need the Gentiles and the Gentiles need the Jews, for how good and pleasant it is for us to dwell together in unity.

Yeshua prayed for this day in John 17:20,21 when he said, “Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching, That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me.”

When Yeshua referred to “these alone” he was mentioning Jewish Believers.  The unity of Jews and Gentiles is the catalyst to release the greatest and last revival; Jesus prayed it and Isaiah prophesied it in Isaiah 45:21, 22, “Declare and bring forward your strong arguments [for praying to gods that cannot save]; yes, take counsel together. Who announced this [the rise of Cyrus and his conquests] beforehand (long ago)? [What god] declared it of old? Was it not I, the Lord? And there is no other God besides Me, a rigidly and uncompromisingly just and righteous God and Savior; there is none besides Me. Look to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.”
   

Curt Landry is the Founder and President House of David Ministries (http://www.houseofdavid.us/)

 

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