Clifton J Tracy Jr
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Subject: Suggested Out Reach for Both Christian and Jew.
Out Reach for Christians and Jews
I realize you who read this article do not know me but you might know God. I pray that God will give me favor in your sight and heart. This is not about money, ambition or pride. God has placed before me “Life and Death” and has told me to choose life and live. Jesus has told me that if I be in Him and Him in me I can ask His Father what I will in His name and He will perform it for me. (John 16:23) God can not lie. I would appreciate it if you would put in a good word with God for me as I pray for you that He would give you eyes to see and a heart to hear and feel what He has in store for you and your walk with Him. He also called me to be an Ambassador for the Kingdom Of Heaven and given me the job assignment of “Reconciliation” or restoring His will on earth. The call of Yeshua for “Ambassadors” with the “Ministry of Reconciliation” is found in 2 Corinthians 5:17 -20; and this inspired me to write my testimony on this web site because it is my desire to start an Ambassador school.
I believe that “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. Being friends with our Elder Brother means birthright born of God, therefore the Children of God. You can view my “testimony” on my website www.ctracyministry.com. Click on ‘about us’ and see my Testimony at the end. Please feel free to critique my web site and give feed back.
I am not a teacher, minister, or preacher, nor do I have any training in a seminary. I am a student of the Bible and I like to think I am being taught by the Master Rabbi Yeshua Himself. (Mathew 23:7 -12) The things I know about God’s (Elohiym) plan for the earth you won’t learn in a seminary or Bible Study course as far as I know.
Isn’t it ironic that Yeshua instructed us to pray to the Father “ thy Kingdom Come thy will be done on the earth as it is done in heaven,” and instead we go off teaching, and preaching Mercy, Grace and Salvation and establishing Churches and synagogues all over the earth. Churches establish religions not Kingdoms.
17Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God and your God.
God the Father is the King of the invisible Kingdom of Heaven. Religions require doctrine, Kingdoms require laws, Religions require members of a society, and Kingdoms require Citizens. Religions require Churches with Preachers, Priest, deacons and social clubs with bake sales and Bible Studies. Kingdoms require a King, Colonies, Governors, Mayors, City Counsels and Counsel Meetings in the Community, Courts, Judges and resources for the economy. When Yeshua (Jesus) said pray thy Kingdom come He is talking about every thing that goes with a Kingdom Not a Church.
Adam through abdication of his responsibility as King over the earth committed the ultimate act of betrayal and treason. These acts deserve the death penalty. Adam committed high treason Satan executed an earthly coup and God lost legal representation of heaven on earth, Adam defected. At this point I would like to introduce the genre of Myles Munroe. He wrote Five Books, “Rediscovering the Kingdom” Book #1 “Kingdom Principles” Book #2 “Applying the Kingdom” Book #3 “The Most Important Person on Earth” Book #4 “God’s Big Idea” Book # 5. I have not been asked nor do I represent Mr. Myles Munroe in any way. Like Mr. Asher who wrote the Article that concludes my testimony I was so impressed with the information I made it a part of my training to become an ambassador for Yeshua and the Kingdom of God.
My long range plan is to establish an “Ambassadorial School” for Young People entering the Kingdom of God on earth. As the Gardens grow into Colonies of citizens spread over the earth, there will of necessity be a need for Ambassadorial representatives to teach the language, the laws, the social structures, health and economic prosperity of the Colonies. That school will need a curriculum; your input would be highly appreciated. In Myles Munroe four Books on the Kingdom of God he has rediscovered the foundation of the Kingdom of Heaven that Yeshua (Jesus Christ) laid when He was here on earth. I intend to be a citizen ambassador of that Kingdom and help perpetuate and establish it here on earth. My Testimony and these opening statements should give you some insight into my personal Character. I hope you find me a student willing to learn as I launch out on my Quest.
With that said lets move on into my Idea
My idea is to start an Out reach program using the approach that John the Baptist and Yeshua used when they preached their first sermon to the Jews and to the world, “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” This approach has not been used since the first century. The first Messianic Church using that approach became overwhelmed by Gentiles and lost its identity and destiny; the Gentile Church merged into Christianity and took Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection and in a way sent Christ back to the invisible heaven and established Grace, Mercy and Salvation on earth without a visible King or Kingdom or laws to run it.
The Messianic Jews in the early 1800’s began to recover their identity and destiny believing in Yeshua as the Messiah. They separated themselves from the Christian movement into the now Messianic movement teaching God’s will and proclaimed the good News of the Messiah only to Jewish people. The Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven that Yeshua preached was still left without a King and a Kingdom. The very last question the Jewish Apostles asked Yeshua before he was taken up into Heaven is found in Acts 1:6-9. Acts 1
6When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. 8But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 9And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Ten days later the Messianic Church was started. This Church became buried and lost its identity and destiny into the Christian movement. The Jews no longer saw that it was important to remain Jewish after accepting Yeshua. This was because the majority of believers in Yeshua were now members of the Gentile Christianity. Consequently, Messianic Jews assimilated completely into the Gentile Christian Church. However, beginning in the early 1800’s, ever increasing number of Jewish people began to believe in Yeshua and the Messianic Jews were off and running without a clear direction and name for the organization. The Messianic Movement did not start by one mission organization alone; it is the work of many of God’s people working together to establish and colonize the earth for the Kingdom of God. Jewish people began returning to Israel in greater numbers in the nineteenth century. Many of the young Jewish people began to believe that Yeshua is the Messiah of Israel from the Jesus Movement. The number of messianic Jewish believers and congregations increased very rapidly. At the time of the birth of Zionism 3% of African Americans identified themselves with the Christian faith. Today however, over 50% call themselves Christian. Finally the Jews realizing that Elohiym had justified the Gentiles through Yeshua, they accepted them, but they did not know what to do with them. They do not know whether to accept them as equal sisters and brothers of the same family or should the Gentiles look to the Nation of Israel for their future existence and blessing from Elohiym. Be that as it may.
The Messianic Jewish movement with its affiliates and associates can push the Kingdom of heaven on earth by starting an outreach of ambassadors for the Kingdom of God. In the Messianic Movement of today the “middle wall of partition “has only been removed spiritually and not physically. In Messianic congregations the focus is on the Jew in rank, position and authority. There are statements like ““This discipleship series presents these first steps of understanding and spiritual practice tailored to the Jewish believer.” Or “the Good News of Messiah Yeshua to the Jew first and also to the Gentiles and training Jews in their covenantal responsibility for the purpose of extending the kingdom of heaven locally, “but if you will notice there is no Temple and no walls physical or spiritual.
14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: . . . The reference here is to the physical wall as well as the spiritual wall of separation.
14For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 15Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 16This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. . . . No Temple No wall.
19Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21And having an high priest over the house of God; . . . Today’s Temple we both have access through Yeshua, Gentile and Jew.
Instead of the Christians trying to maintain the Christian religion and the Messianic Jew trying to maintain Judaism as a religion of identity and destiny, “Join Hands” and begin the establishment of the kingdom of God with Yeshua the King on the throne, on earth in Jerusalem where the throne of David was, is, and will be as prophesied by Jeremiah and Isaiah 9:6,7.
5Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
You both preach the same Gospel of following Jesus Christ or following Yeshua Messiah so let’s build and preserve a Kingdom not a religion. Yeshua (Jesus) will come a lot sooner!!
1In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 3For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Note: the message of the Kingdom went to the Jews first; however members of the Jewish persuasion did not accept the message and killed the messenger John and later Yeshua.
12Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; 13And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: 14That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet,(Isaiah 9:2) saying, 15The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; 16The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. 17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. . . . The prophesy continue Isaiah 9:6, verse 7. . . 7Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Please note John and Jesus’ Job description.
13Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him. . . . From this time on the righteousness of the Kingdom of Heaven was being established on earth under the aegises of the kingdom of God.
14And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. 15And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. 16The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. 17And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
According to David Chernoff in His booklet “Messianic Judaism” Chapter Six “Messianic Terminology” pg 24 “Words are powerful. The terms, expressions, titles and labels that we use in every day life are crucial in expressing ourselves to one another.”
In our “out reach” program terminology is also extremely important. Yeshua should become Yeshua our King instead of Messiah Yeshua, The law of Elohiym instead of Torah, The Elohiym of the Kingdom of heaven instead of the God of Israel, Citizen of the Kingdom instead of Christian or Jew, Commonwealth of Israel instead of nation of Israel, etc. We should present ourselves to the world as citizens of the Kingdom of heaven. The problem of the Gentile and what to do with them will disappear. Keep and observe the law or Torah and Holy days like Yeshua kept and taught them.
Remember it was those eleven Jews called Apostles and later Paul that Yeshua gave the great Commission to go into the entire world and preach the gospel to every creature.
What did Yeshua say to Nicodemus?
1There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: . . . This was not just any Jew. Nicodemus Greek word
G3530 Νικόδημος Nikodēmos; gen. Nikodēmou, masc. proper noun. Nicodemus; meaning, victor among the people is, one who has won distinction among the people. Nicodemus is a ruler of the Jews and a distinguished member of the sect of the Pharisees. His conversation with the Lord Jesus (John 3:1, 4, 9) reveals one of the great doctrines of Christianity, the birth from above or regeneration by the Spirit of God. Later he defended Christ against the bitter injustice of the Pharisees (John 7:50), and finally he appeared as a professed follower, helping in the burial of the crucified Lord (John 19:39).
Though Nicodemus was one of God’s Chosen and he represented the people that are the Apple of God’s eye, the people that God had a Covenant with, Yeshua said they too must be born from above.
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 all have to come to Elohiym by and through the door “Yeshua” by birthright. The only advantage the Jew has is that God gave them His oracles thereby giving them first choice of the bought back birthright. It is time we (Jew and Gentile and me) get about our Father’s business. Let’s build an outreach of Ambassadors for Yeshua the Messiah, our King and his Kingdom.
What is an ambassador?
There are many facets to 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 Greek definition: Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.
G4243 πρεσβεύω presbeuō pres-byoo'-o
From the base of G4245; to be a senior, that is, (by implication) act as a representative (Figuratively preacher):—be an ambassador.
Yeshua has called us as ambassadors, with different representative skills to represent the King of the Kingdom of Heaven to the Kingdom of Darkness and to all Nations of this earth to give them the good news that their birth right has been bought and paid for. They may now become citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven and of the Common Wealth of Israel because God will still have Israel as His model nation.
1For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
In other words we are to be reconciled to God (Elohiym), which we lost our birthright too, because of Adams’s sin (Romans 5:14).
14Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
In ll Corinthians 5:17 – 20 Yeshua has called us ambassadors by and through the Apostle Paul for the Kingdom of heaven.
II Corinthians 5:
20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
What is the job description of an Ambassador?
II Corinthians 5:
19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 17Therefore if any man 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 to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
What is the Ministry of Reconciliation
The best example of a definition for “Ministry of Reconciliation” is “The Martin Luther King, “I Have a Dream” speech. This speech has all the components that need to be reconciled to each other and God. Love God Love Neighbor which fulfills the righteousness of God, the job description given to John the Baptist and Yeshua:
15And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
In King’s speech he dreamed of the day when little black children will sit down with little white children as sisters and brothers. Where freedom will ring through every village and hamlet and speed up the day when all of God’s Children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics will be able to join hands and sing the old Negro spiritual “Free at last Free at last Thank God Almighty I am Free at last.” This speech echoes the scriptures in Galatians 3:26-29
26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Adam was the first King, Jesus (Yeshua) was the earth’s First Ambassador representing the Kingdom of the invisible Heaven. He was given the Ministry of Reconciliation, He was to reconcile the physical world to God the first Adam lost to Satan. He established the first Colony in the City of Jerusalem fifty days after His crucifixion, (Acts 2:1) and established His law to run it.
1 John 5:
2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my churchG1577; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
The Complete Word Study Dictionary New Testament
G1577. ἐκκλησία ekklēsia; gen. ekklēsias, fem. noun from ekklētos (n.f.), called out, which is from ekkaleō (n.f.), to call out. It was a common term for a congregation of the ekklētoi (n.f.), the called people, or those called out or assembled in the public affairs of a free state, the body of free citizens called together by a herald ((kērux (G2783)) which constituted the ekklēsia. 1:1). Ekklēsia does not occur in the gospels of Mark, Luke, John, nor the epistles of 2 Timothy, Titus, 1 and 2 John, or Jude. Ekklēsia, therefore, at once suggests the new people of God, the new Israel.
(IV) The terms “the kingdom of God” and “the church” are distinguished in Scripture. The kingdom appears to be a reign rather than a realm, which the church is. These two ideas, however, are complementary, the one implying the other. Sometimes it is hardly possible to distinguish between them. It may be true that by the words “the kingdom of God,” our Lord means not so much His disciples, whether individually or as a collective body, but something which they receive or a state upon which they enter. At the same time, the whole history of the growth of the idea of the kingdom led, naturally, to the belief that the kingdom of God about which Christ taught would be expressed and realized in a society. His kingdom is visibly represented in His church, and the church is the kingdom of heaven insofar as it has already come, and it prepares for the kingdom as it is to come in glory. See basileia (G932), kingdom.
Like the Roman empire The King of the Kingdom of Heaven Yeshua started a Colony in Acts 2:1 not a church.
COLONY : The cities of Corinth and Philippi were Roman colonies during the time of Caesar. Augustus founded colonies in Antioch (Psidian), Lystra, Troas, and Syracuse (all mentioned in Acts). Other Roman colonies included Ptolemais (Acco) and Iconium. Colonies had autonomous local governments and in some cases were exempt from poll and land taxes. The functioning of the local governments of Roman colonies is seen in Acts 16:12-40. . . . Yeshua then started the first colony of the Kingdom of heaven in Jerusalem Acts 2:1 and in Acts 15: the first Counsel of Colonies of the Kingdom.
Before one can become an ambassador one has to be trained. That is why the “The Great Commission” stated go and make disciples of all Nations teaching them what I have taught you.
From this pool of disciples or students the different types of ambassadors are chosen, some are teachers, Priests, Prophets, and Governors whose job is to make the colony just like the Kingdom the ambassador represents.
8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
29For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness. 9Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
These gifts are missions of the Ambassadors. According to the training the student ambassador is taught, will be his vocation whether prophecy, ministry, or teaching. The ambassador sets up a territorial office in the country, nation or government he is sent and proceeds to establish relations. The Ambassadors of Yeshua are sent to the world to recruit disciples Greek word (G3100) for the Colonies that are established in these foreign lands. Instead of establishing Churches establish embassies where the recruited disciple can come to seek sanctuary and become a Citizen of the Kingdom of God. Messianic congregational Colonies can be established across the world. Let us shape and form these Colonies into the Kingdom of God (Elohiym).
President Eisenhower established a person to person ambassadorial program in 1956 from the idea “I have long believed, as have many before me, that peaceful relations between nations require mutual respect between individuals”. He explained when announcing the formation of People to people as part of the U. S. State Department, “. . . People in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments.” Just as we as individual ambassadors to people can do more to help establish the Kingdom of God. The President was echoing the Ten Commandments in his premise of “people to people” implied ‘People to God relationship and people to neighbor relationship brings Peace, Joy, and Tranquility.”
Your Servant Clifton J Tracy Jr
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