Rethinking: Gentiles to Consider our Jewish Roots, Jews to Consider the Salvation of the Cross
“Crossover to Passover” is a painting that was created by my brother – in – Yeshua, Kenneth Weston.
Here is his story about the drawing:
Whilst celebrating the Passover with my Jewish Mishpocha – family, as Yeshua – Jesus our Master Rabboni would have it, I rough-sketched a drawing onto my paper napkin, .
The Rabbi, still spiritually-veiled, said, “Nothing missing nor broken Kenny eh?…Shalom let us thank Elohim Adonai, for our kinsmen Israelites who freely chose to look at the curse, which Moses held up on a stake!”
Sarah, instantly I sensed in my spirit the Rabboni Yeshua – Jesus, as He was held up on a stake, and became a curse even though a spotless Passover Lamb. His unconditional love sacrificed, removed sin from every Jew and Gentile who repents from their wicked way, being turned back to Poppa Elohim as our Father.
During this Seder – Passover, I had been looking with my spiritual mindset as a Jew in our Meshiach (Messiah). I could see both the stake that Moses held up after the Passover, and the cross which the Gentile Christians were soon to celebrate (I cannot say the word “Easter” because we Jewish people know is from the pagan name Ishtar).
Symbolically, I then saw the stake become the cross, and in my spirit I heard the words “Crossover to Passover”— “Tell Israel and the Gentiles”.
Then I realised that the cross is an inanimate object, like an obstacle waiting for a miracle to happen. For when both Jew and Gentile as One New Man* celebrate Passover thanks to the Passover Lamb Yeshua – Jesus, then their daily crosses become animate in their lives. At this moment, in the Spirit I heard faintly, “Keep your eyes on the Passover Lamb of God.”
A few days later I was asked by a locally well known prayer coordinator, if I would attend a prayer meeting to pray for peace in Israel, and to join others in celebrating Easter. My reply, gently and with love was, “Easter is no more an obstacle for me; I have celebrated Passover with the Passover Lamb Yeshua – Jesus; I don’t need a meeting for peace, I have the shalom of the Passover Lamb within me.
She answered as Shaul – Paul warned the Gentile not to do, “Our Easter is a new festival meal which God will add to His others. Don’t keep going on about this Passover Meal Seder.”
I have mentioned these spiritual obstacles before Sarah. You may be interested in the answer I was given, given you and your husband seek to help the Gentile Christians to be more like those that Paul – Shaul taught, until many were bewitched in the days of Rome.
I asked the woman if she would be interested in returning to the day of the Lord’s Sabbath, as our Lord Jesus and His disciples did.
Her answer is the very reason why I completed the picture: “Crossover to Passover” for she said, ” We Christians are not Jewish”
I replied that the Lord’s Sabbath is for Israel only, but that Gentiles are grafted into the Cultivated Olive Tree of Israel.
She replied, “No I am a Christian grafted into the vine, and we are now the branches. We are the new wine; we are not Israel!”
I was starting to see these spiritual obstacles now through my mustard seed faith. They were not the size of mountains, but only small seeds of replacement theology. This then, is not about the seed at all.
I simplified this misunderstanding between us, by saying Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland are part of the Commonwealth of England…Sow? When a Gentile is grafted into the Cultivated Olive Tree of Israel, they become spiritually part of the Commonwealth of Israel through Jesus Messiah the Son of Israel. And I am not a Jew in the Spirit nor you a Gentile, but we are equal.
Her reply suggests to me that you and Alan have a mission!
She said, “In this grafting you the Jew become a Christian like me.”
My reply before wiping my Shalom of my feet was, “The people in that spiritual Olive Tree Paul tried to teach you, are neither Orthodox Jews nor Gentile Christians. In fact every spiritual obstacle has been removed — praise God — for His only Son. He became our Loss Maker.
She asked, “What do you mean?”
I replied: “He, Yeshua Meshiach, Jesus although he was innocent of any sin, he agreed to lose His right to live…So that we would not lose. He became my spiritual loss maker.”
When I got back to my studio I completed the message in the “Crossover to Passover” picture. Then something quite strange happened Sarah, I started to cry tears of joy, yet felt saddened for this woman and her Pastor.
So, it is with the Love of God in Meshiach Yeshua – Jesus that I say, yes please use this picture and my story of how “Crossover to Passover” came to be, even if you change it to your written way Sarah.
Shalom to you and your house all ways and always
* Jesus will return when we are One New Man, Jew and Gentile, united in Yeshua
“…having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,”