Here are some aspects of what I consider a right theology that must prevail in the Messianic Jewish movement.
- End Times – We are to be aligned with the last days’ church, which will lead to Israel being saved, the return of the Messiah Yeshua, and the Millennial Kingdom. The teaching that we will be raptured out seven years before the great revival in Israel takes place, undercuts a key strategy for the last days’ Messianic movement. We have to be here until the return of the Lord to fulfill the Romans 11 mandate.
- Power of the Holy Spirit – The power of the Holy Spirit and all his gifts will be crucial to accomplish the last days’ task of the Messianic Jews and its partners in the larger Body of the Messiah of which we are a part. Any teaching that diminishes this emphasis and does not motivate people through love to seek the power and all of the gifts of the Spirit is in these days counter-productive. (I Cor. 14, Acts 1:8)
- Apostolic/Prophetic Leadership – It is crucial as well to teach that apostolic and prophetic leadership must be raised up in Israel to bring unity to the Body and equipping to see the Body come into the maturity to which it is called. (Eph. 4:11ff.)
- Jewish Roots – In the New Covenant order, the Torah provides universal ethical and moral standards that are part of that righteous requirement to be fulfilled by those who walk in the Spirit (Romans 8:4). Together with the Abrahamic Covenant (Land, People, Language, Nationhood) the Mosaic Commandments provide the markers of Jewish identity; without these, Jewish believers and Jews in general have no distinctive pattern of life that constitute their peoplehood (Acts 21:20-24).
Right theology is crucial, has great practical importance, and has to be established for us to fulfill our last days calling. Pray with us for these foundational issues to be taught correctly.