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How do I live as a Messianic Jew, if I am a Non-Jew? (Messianic Judaism)

March 14, 2011 by  
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Within Messianic Judaism there is no conversion or process of conversion; One is born a Jew or born Non-Jew. However, this does not preclude a person from living a Messianic “Jewish” lifestyle, and becoming a Messianic Jew, or Messianic gentile.

Messianic Judaism finds its roots within Traditional Judaism, however, the greatest and most controversial point of strife is Yeshua as being the promised Messiah of Israel. Messianic Judaism believes that Yeshua (Jesus) is the true Messiah of Israel and that he is for the salvation of the whole world.

Messianic believers, we believe that Yeshua is the Messiah and we look to and believe on him for our salvation. It is our belief that a person can be a Non-Jew and still follow the teachings of the Torah and still enjoin themselves to Israel much like the Book of Ruth.

However, this does not replace Israel in any way. This does not make one higher or lower in the eyes of HaShem. What HaShem is truly after is your heart, then your response to his love. Then the manifestation of your good deeds because of the super natural transformation of your heart through Yeshua. Good deeds within Judaism is considered your “Righteousness”.

Rabbi Barney Kasdan has two books available for the seeker on how to live a Messianic Jewish lifestyle. These books can be found on Amazon.

Book of Romans chapters 10 and 11 through the Rabbi Shaul (Paul) to the Romans explains much.

HaShem calls all peoples and nations unto Himself so that they might know Him and have a love relationship with Him. Messianic Judaism is like finding a hidden treasure that has always been there along the road. Your treasure is waiting to be found by you. Messianic Judaism will open the secrets and treasures of the scriptures and knit your heart closely to the “Apple of G-d’s eye”, Israel. May the One and only true living G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, bless you.

By Gabe Pacheco


7 Responses to “How do I live as a Messianic Jew, if I am a Non-Jew? (Messianic Judaism)”
  1. Gustavo Jiménez says:

    I would be nice if you listed all of your articles of faith as all evangelical Churches do…

  2. Gustavo Jiménez says:

    Are we evangelical christians wrong? The NT is written in greek and it has been translated in to many lenguajes. I’m a mexican and I speak spanish (and some english) I call the Son of God “Jesús” and the Holy Spirit “Espíritu Santo”… Do I have to use hebrew names? Why? Is it a sin?

  3. Landry says:

    Hello, are there any parts of the Torah today that do not apply to the average gentile convert? I am not referring to Noahide nonsense. I’m referring to Levitical laws and as well, not being in the LAND. Which commands should I be keeping to be Torah observant and honoring of Elohim?

  4. Carlos says:

    Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. 11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

    Did you catch that on verse 12? We become part of the commonwealth of Israel. That is the name of Yahweh’s undivided family. We arent replacing Israel or Judah- but we are Israel. And we must come back to him through Our Messiah. Verse 14- He has made us ONE! Living a messianic lifestyle is our heritage, it’s who we are because our creator, our Elohim instructed us to do so.

    We have a new and better covenant with His laws and commandments now written in our circumcised hearts, that we would obey Him because we love Him, since our salvation was free; since our righteousness, and justification is based on faith in Yahushua Ha Massiac.

    Living a messianic lifestyle is returning to Torah to obey Yahweh’s laws and commandments. Certain Christianity doctrine continues to pull people away from Torah by teaching lawlessness. The Truth is an offense to many in today’s world. Living the messianc lifestyle is living a Torah lifestyle. I love it but have been persecuted for it. As a teacher and preacher in the full Word of Yahweh, I was recently told to stop teaching Jewish stuff and to water down the Word by not talking so much about the commandments or about His true sabbath day. I refused, of course. I have converted to a messianic lifestyle not because I was told by a man or congregation… But because I wanted to be obedient to my creator and to His Word. Conversion was from the heart. Just as described in Jer 31:31. In fact, Yahweh tells us at this same place and at Hebrews 8 that the new covenant was with Israel. So I had to dig into scripture to understand how I became Israel if in fact the new covenant included me. This also led toward wanting to live a messianic lifestyle.

    As the time of our redemption comes near, it is a blessing to see those whose eyes are open, yet frustrating to see so many blinded because Yahushua warned us that “if the blind lead the blind then they both end up in the pit.”. Living a messianic Jewish lifestyle is a demonstration of our faith- and Faith being Messiah, the Word, Torah that became flesh. We are called to be set apart, and we accomplish this by living a messianic, Torah lifestyle. I am thankful that my salvation is free by faith in Yahushua Ha Massiac.

    May Yahweh continue to bless you all. Shalom!

  5. Dean Hibbard says:

    i think the conversion process is not as distinct in some MJ. Circles because of the perspective of. jer. 31 other scriptures and also Acts 15 perspective of a spiritual conversion, i.e. a “new” heart. These MJ. Influences in the earliest movement did not legislate conversion nor circumcision, but allowed many G-d fearers to worship with the native sons/ daughters, even to enter portions of Temple.
    However, a sense of belonging or stronger identity could come from “conversion” into MJ for some. when the second holocaust and resultant exodus happens, and it will, will “conversion or MJ status matter? after all all of our people wore the “star” and there wasn’ t different ovens for the different strains of Judiasm.


  6. Michael says:

    Within the Messianic Jewish movement, both the MJRC & CTOMC seem to have a conversion process in place as well as possibly some in the UMJC (following the Minority Position). Outside the MJ movement, all other major streams likewise have a conversion process in place – the most stringent being Orthodox. As your group seems to follow an Orthodox pattern, I find it curious that you wouldn’t allow such a thing at least under specific conditions.

  7. ozenir says:

    My name is ozenir I am Brazilian and I would like to know you better. I love the Torah and love surfing also surfing and saw the rabbi. I’m 48 years old and physiotherapist, my wife is a teacher of children. I have children and are wonderful. Shabbat Shalom to you!

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