Possessing the Gates

Acts 15:16
After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up; so that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who are called by my name, says the Lord who does all these things.

Possessing the Gates of the New Jerusalem

Those who are in Messiah’s Kingdom, and those who would desire to be the bride of Messiah should desire to identify with our forefathers, Abraham,  Isaac, and Jacob (Isaiah 51:1-7). Once we are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:28-30), we should love Messiah and desire to keep His commandments (Exodus 20:6, John 14:15, I John 5:2). Believers in our Messiah Yeshua are saved by grace through faith and should therefore walk out the Torah in their lives (Romans 3:31) through the help and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (John 16:13, Romans 7:22). The Torah is holy, just and good (Romans 7:12). Keeping the commandments of the God of Israel is not burdensome (I John 5:3). He who abides in Messiah (John 15:1-8) ought to walk (live their lives) as Messiah walked (lived His life) (I John 2:6). The stranger who is adopted into the olive tree (covenant made with our fathers) is also to observe the commandments of the God of Israel. One Torah (set of commandments) is for both the stranger  or sojourner and for the native born Israelite (Numbers 15:15-16). This includes observing the Sabbath (Isaiah 56:1-8, Luke 4:16) and the Biblical Feast Days,  (Zechariah 14:16-17, Luke 2:41-42, 22:15). The new covenant is a Torah based covenant (Jeremiah 31:33, Hebrews 8:10). Those who break the commandments are least in the Messiah's Kingdom. Those who do the commandments of God are great in Messiah's Kingdom (Matthew 5:19). The reward for keeping the commandments of the Messiah is the tree of life and access to the gates of the heavenly Jerusalem (Revelation 22:14).

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