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Song of Solomon 5:16 vs. Three Masters of Persuasion
The heart of Israel is bound up in a covenant relationship with the One Creator of heaven and earth. Throughout the Scripture this relationship is compared to a marriage. How can I explain love? How can I put Israel’s yearning for God into words? David said: “Whom do I have in heaven? And aside from You I desire none on earth” (Psalm 73:25). Solomon wrote on behalf of Israel: “This is my Beloved and my partner” (Song of Solomon 5:16). There is no room in Israel’s heart for another. And the fire of this love is seared onto every page of Israel’s history with her very life blood.
Israel’s refusal to consider the attempt of the Church to divert their heart towards Jesus is rooted in this love. The story of Israel’s rejection of Jesus is a story of loyalty to…
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Thank you for reblogging the above post, your post and the ensuing comments were very thought provoking. From the comments it appears things haven’t changed much in 3 years; the dichotomy of the Christians rages on (Yeshua vs Jesus). And after 3 years Larry is still here!
If I may ask for some clarification on a few portions of your blog:
“The heart of Israel is bound up in a covenant relationship with the One Creator of heaven and earth. Throughout the Scripture this relationship is compared to a marriage….. There is no room in Israel’s heart for another.”
>I agree whole heartedly!
However I must ask; since there is room in a healthy marriage for children, inlaws and parents without usurping the proper place and love of the husband. Wouldn’t your statement; “no room….for another” taken to strictly would rule out (contrary to Torah) love for our fellow Jews, our foreign neighbors and for Messiah himself?
I find it rather ironic that I should ask this question of you because you appear to be in 100o% agreement with Yeshua when he said:
“…..“Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Behold My mother and My brothers!“For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother.”
“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.”
(Apparently Yeshua would not take any as his Talmudim who were not fully devoted to and wholeheartedly in love with God)
R’B, you wrote;
“Israel’s refusal to consider the attempt of the Church to divert their heart towards Jesus is rooted in this love. The story of Israel’s rejection of Jesus is a story of loyalty to the Creator of heaven of earth; it is a story of love and loyalty.The masters of persuasion could not allow the world to recognize this truth. It would not look good for their missionary campaign.”
>Again I agree wholeheartedly…
….IF you are referring to the Gentile Romanized Jesus. But the Jewish Yeshua IS a story of loyalty to the Creator of heaven, of earth; its a story of love and loyalty even to death.
Therefore, I am wondering if you support a distinction between Yeshua and Jesus?
R’B, you wrote
They simply turned the story on its ear. Instead of a story of loyalty and love they invented a story of treachery and hate. In the very place that Israel’s loyalty to God shines so brightly these propagandists painted a picture of pure evil.
>I am curious how you support such a statement (“Israel’s loyalty to God shines so brightly”). Not to be smart, but have we been reading the same Tanach? I will be the first to defend Israel always having a righteous remnant. But as history and human nature shows; generally the wrong kind of people gravitate to leadership and eventually the result is a corrupt leadership. We know from Tanach, Israel was not immune to such things. Even in Yeshua’s day; the Pharisees were trying to fix things and opposed the corrupt Sadducees. The Essenes thought the system to corrupt to save, so took off for the desert to wait for Messiah to come and fix things.
Therefore my question is; Why do you think Israel was shining brightly in Yeshua’s day?