How do I live a Messianic Jewish Lifestyle if I am a Non-Jew?
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.
Messianic Judaism finds its roots within Traditional Judaism, however, the greatest and most controversal 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