Sunday, 29 August 2021
In prayer, the Lord highlighted this phrase from our Declaration. "He is coming, Bo Yeshua Bo." We've been hearing this promise for 2,000 years.
Yeshua Himself spoke these words. Matthew 24:44 So you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. The first time I traveled to Israel was in 1991. There were yellow plastic signs with black Hebrew letters hanging from many balconies. The translation was "prepare, the Messiah is coming."
These signs were displayed by "chabadniks" who believed that their rebbe (leader, Menachem Schneerson) would come to Israel (from New York) and establish his messianic kingdom. But, sadly, he passed away 18 months later at the age of 92 before ever setting foot in Eretz Yisrael. Now they are expecting his resurrection.
Nevertheless, the real Messiah, Yeshua HaMashiach, is coming, and we believe it. Hebrews 10:25 speaks of an approaching day. This is frequently called the day of the Lord by the Hebrew prophets. Yeshua, Himself, is quoted at the end of the Bible. Revelation 22:20b Yes! I am coming soon!
Soon? It's been 2,000 years and we are still waiting, still expecting. But to the eternal Lord, 2,000 years is like 2 days. 2 Peter 3:8 But don't forget this one thing, loved ones, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. One more verse comes to mind here. Galatians 6:9-10 So let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we don't give up. Therefore, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good toward all - especially those who belong to the household of faith. Makes me think this verse belongs in our next Declaration.
Rabbi Michael Weiner,