Clifton J Tracy Jr
Sunday, February 10, 2008
This Testimonial is about my Birthright as a child of the Most High God (Elohiym) and brother to Yeshua and His family
There are Three Testaments that serves as tangible verification of God (Elohiym) in the earth,
1 John 5:
6This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. 7For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
The Three in heaven are one and the three in earth agree in one. In the testimony of my Birthright there are three testaments that serves as tangible verification that I am a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven.
1. The Blood of the second Adam, my kinsman redeemer that bought back my birthright to the kingdom of God.
2. The Spirit of adoption whereby we cry Abba Father Rom 8:15
3. The New Creature of 11 Corinthians 5:17 that made me an ambassador at large in training.
There are many facets of the term ambassador as the Webster’s Dictionary explains.
Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary “Ambassador”
1. The highest diplomatic representative that one sovereign power or state sends officially to another.
2. A special representative: an ambassador-at-large is one accredited to no particular country; an ambassador extraordinary is one on a special diplomatic mission; an ambassador plenipotentiary is one having the power to make treaties.
3. An official herald, messenger, or agent with a special mission.
The term I am using in my testimony is the highlighted meaning number two. Therefore “my birth right” is passed on to me by Yeshua who died by shedding his blood for my sins stated in Hebrews 9: and Yeshua’s statement, a man must be born again in John 3:
22And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
23It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: 26For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. . . . Christ’s work on the cross reconciled me to God the Father through the right of birth into His Kingdom.
3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again; he cannot see the kingdom of God.
We are given the Spirit of adoption where by we cry Abba Father; the Spirit of Christ witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.
12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Please do not draw any conclusions to my statements till you read my whole testimony. My comments within the verses will be set off by three dots . . . to begin the comment and end the comment . . . I will identify nouns and pronouns with parenthesis (he you we they etc) All Scripture is taken from the KJV unless noted, and will be single spaced and indented.
I, Clifton James Tracy Jr. am a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven that Yeshua is building here on earth. Yeshua (Jesus) is amalgamating the Kingdom of God (Elohim) Mark 1:14, the Kingdom of Heaven
Matthew 4:17 and the Kingdom that God gave to Adam in,
26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
These Kingdoms are being united into one kingdom, under one government, by colonization of the earth.
The First colony has been established among the messianic Jews and Gentiles with Yeshua the Messiah as King. The first colony was formed on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2:1- 21. This was the partial fulfilling of the prophecy of Joel 2:28 as stated by Peter that day of Pentecost. The founding fathers of this Nation were the apostles and Prophets as stated by Apostle Paul in Ephesians
19Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Why Did Yeshua have to reunite the Kingdoms? Because God gave the kingdom of earth to the first Adam to rule and reign over and he chose to listen to his wife and disobeyed his creator’s command. He bought Satan’s Lie thereby selling His future children’s birth right to Satan’s Kingdom of darkness. In order to buy back the Kingdom of earth,
1 Corinthians 6:
20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
1 Corinthians 7:
23Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
God had to produce and introduce another Adam into the earth.
1 Corinthians 15:
45And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
The second Adam was given the same command that was given to the first. Yeshua the second Adam is still multiplying and replenishing the earth that the first Adam failed to do. The sixth day of creation is still in progress.
I have been made a citizen and an ambassador in training anticipating Yeshua’s (Jesus) return to Jerusalem to take over the throne of his father David in the very near future.
32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
II Corinthians 5:
16Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. . . . Christ is no longer flesh and blood . . . 17Therefore if any man (that’s me) be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new. 18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us (new creatures made of Jews, Gentiles and me) to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us (new creatures) the ministry of reconciliation; 19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them;(Jews, Gentiles and me) and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20Now then we (new creatures) are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21For he (Elohim God the Father) hath made him (Yeshua) to be sin for us, (new Creatures) who knew no sin; that we (new creatures) might be made the righteousness of God in him (Yeshua).
I am an ambassador at large for Yeshua in training at Beth Shalom. I am called by Yeshua through the apostle Paul to represent Him in my life at Beth Shalom.
11Wherefore remember, that ye (Gentiles and me) being in time past Gentiles(NOTE PAST TENSE) in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision (Gentile) by that which is called the Circumcision(Jews) in the flesh made by hands; 12That at that time ye (I was) were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, (that Elohim made to Abraham) having no hope, and without God in the world: 13But now in Christ Jesus ye(Gentiles and I) who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14For he is our (Jews and Gentiles and me) peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; (Jews and Gentiles and me) 15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances;(The Torah) for to make in himself of twain (both Jew and Gentile and me) one new man, (one in Yeshua) so making peace; . . . we can love one another Jew and Gentile as family. . . . 16And that he (Jesus) might reconcile both (Jew and Gentile) unto God in one body by the cross, (Jew and Gentile one in Yeshua by His Cross) having slain the enmity thereby:
Yeshua establishing the New Covenant and giving new Commands, see Mathew 22:37-40 and John 13:
34A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.) . . . (Note the identifying sign of our birth right)
17And came and preached peace to you (Gentiles and me) which were afar off, and to them that were nigh (Jews first). 18For through him we both (Jew and Gentile and me) have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 19Now therefore ye are (I am) no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and of the household of God;
16And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon The Israel of God. The name of the nation of 1 Peter 2:9 as the results of the New Covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah including the Gentiles);
17And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it
G1577 ἐκκλησία ekklēsia ek-klay-see'-ah From a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both):—assembly, church)
The Greek word ekklēsia or Call out ones is The New Creatures of 11 Corinthians 5:17 made into a nation united with the throne off David I peter 2:9 ethnos Holy Nation Galatians 6:16 The Israel of God (Elohim), (Still talking to Peter,
Matthew 16: 19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.) . . . Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; (King of the Nation “The Israel of Elohim”.) . . .
Ephesians 2: 21In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord: 22In whom ye (Gentiles and me) also are build together (with the Jews) for a habitation of God through the Spirit.
Yeshua the King of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth called the Apostle Paul to be an ambassador plenipotentiary, (the second meaning ambassador last half is one having the power to make treaties.)
15But the Lord said unto him,(Ananias) Go thy way: for he (Paul) is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: 16For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.
19And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. 21But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
Though Peter did establishes the first Gentile church in Caesarea when he lead the centurion Cornelius and his house to become Christian. Yeshua Himself appointed the Apostle Paul as the Apostle to the Gentiles Acts 9:15.
Caesarea The city appears in the book of Acts as a place of witness, travel, and the seat of government. Philip, having witnessed to the Ethiopian eunuch, is mentioned as arriving at Caesarea after a preaching mission. Peter led a centurion, Cornelius, who was stationed there to become a Christian (Acts 10). Paul had several reported contacts with the city as a port (Acts 9:30; 18:22; and perhaps 21:8) and a place of imprisonment and trial (Acts 23:23, 25:1-7). Herod Agrippa I had a residence there and died there (Acts 12:19-23).
Peter is establishing the first Gentile Church.
1There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, 2A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always. . . . An angel of the Lord told Cornelius to send for Peter. . . . Acts 10: 27And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together, at Cornelius house. 28And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. 34Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. 36The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) 37That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. 39And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: 40Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly; 41Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. 42And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he (Yeshua) which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. 43To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
44While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 45And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 46For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 47Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? 48And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
Thus .began the first recognized Gentile Church established by the Apostle Peter. Carrying out the great commission of Yeshua in,
Mark 16: 14Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was raised. 15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mathew 28:19 – 20
I bring the establishing of the first Gentile Church into this testimony to show the breach between the Jews and Gentiles that Yeshua called the Apostle Paul to heal and to make Jew and Gentile one in Yeshua. This breach exists to this very day within the Messianic community. I hope to take part in that healing as an ambassador for Yeshua. It was in the city of Caesarea that began the division between the Jews and Gentiles.
ANTIOCH (an' tih ahkh) names two New Testament cities one of which was home to many Diaspora Jews (Jews living outside of Palestine and maintaining their religious faith among the Gentiles) and the place where believers, many of whom were Gentiles, were first called Christians. . . .
2. A city in Pisidia, Asia Minor, west of Iconium. Like the Syrian Antioch, this Antioch was founded by Seleucus Nicator. Under Roman rule, this city was called Caesarea. . . . Where the Apostle Peter established the First Gentile Church . . .Paul preached in a synagogue there on his first missionary journey (Acts 13:14) and was warmly received (13:42-44). Jewish jealously led to a separate ministry to Gentiles (13:46). Finally, Jews drove Paul and Barnabas from the city. These Jews from Antioch followed Paul to Lystra and stirred up trouble there (14:19). Despite this, Paul returned to Antioch to strengthen the church (14:21). Paul used the experience to teach Timothy (2 Tim. 3:11). Holman Bible Dictionary Article by
James F. Strange
I have shown with verifiable proof of Scripture that there are three testimonial witnesses of my birthright, ambassadorship and citizenship of the Kingdom of Heaven. I have shown there is a part I can play in preparing the way for Yeshua by helping to return our congregation to the Ancient paths. I look forward to my Training as an ambassador at Beth Shalom.
A fitting end for my Testimony is this article written by Asher in his update from Asher February 15, 2008 issue.
Brief Teaching Article:
Friendship and Discipleship
Yeshua (Jesus) saw discipleship as a training process that took place in stages, the final goal of which was friendship.
John 15:14-15 – You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing: but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
With each stage of obedience, Yeshua gave His disciples more personal knowledge of Himself and His Father. With each stage of submission to authority, He gave them more authority to exercise themselves. They did not start as friends, but as servants. With time their servanthood turned into full friendship.
Yeshua Himself submitted to authority, obeyed His Father's will, and lived a life of servanthood. For His disciples to be His friends, they had to become like Him. Through discipleship they developed the same character qualities He had. As they developed the same character qualities, they became united in heart attitude. In that way they became closer and closer friends.
Who were Yeshua's friends? – The same men who were His disciples.
Who are our friends? – Those who have gone through similar training, submission, and character development with Yeshua.
The same holds true for raising children. Parents must keep the final goal in mind. Ultimately their children should become their friends. Children must be taught to obey; they cannot start out as friends. If they do not learn obedience, eventually they will be rebellious and betray friendship loyalty. Trying to have children as friends without the discipleship process will not succeed.
On the other hand, neither child-raising nor disciple-making are for the purpose of obedience and education alone. The goal of obedience and education is friendship. The final test of parenting and discipleship is whether trainer and trainee become true friends at the end of the process.
Yeshua (Jesus) saw discipleship as a training process that took place in stages, the final goal of which was friendship with the birth right of citizenship in His Kingdom.
You can see in my zealousness to get to my training I committed a writer’s no! no! in giving You my written Testimony without an “introduction” showing where I was going with it, “a body” explaining why? And a “conclusion” explaining the body. This format every good writer should know and follow in any genre. Please feel free to bring to my attention when I make mistakes that my training may be perfected, and my character made true. Please forgive my indiscretion.
To those I have given a copy of this testimony without and introduction and conclusion I apologize!!
Your servant in Training
Clifton J Tracy Jr.
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