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My Rabbi Yahshua, The Messiah, charges all of his disciples to do perform a very paramount and significant task.
“Yahshua came and talked with them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim (Hebrew for disciples), immersing them into the reality of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you, And remember! I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the age.” Mattityah/Matthew 28:18–20
“Then he said to them, “As you go throughout the world, proclaim The Good News to all creation.” Makabi/Mark 16:15.
The Great Commission. All of Rabbi Yahshua’s followers have the high privilege and invaluable honor, of sharing the Good News of Yahweh’s Kingdom, and multiplying disciples for Rabbi Yahshua. If I am candid with myself, this responsibility is sometimes very intimidating. People typically like small talk. “How is the weather today?” “How about those Lakers?” “Have you read any good books lately?” Oh, you love books? You’re on Medium because you’re an avid reader, you say? Awesome! Well, may I submit a book for you to peruse? The Good Book, perhaps? Yes. The Holy Bible! Wow. That last conversation starter is actually a beautiful segue.
For me, the intimidation factor is predicated on my imagined fears. When I was ushering at a movie theater, sweeping up buttery crunchy popcorn, M&M’s, and Skittles, as one does, a fellow white female co-worker of mine rushed into the empty auditorium, with alacrity. “Did you hear the good news?” In the theater of my mind, I thought we we’re going to have an impromptu conversation about our Lord and Savior, Rabbi Yahshua. Like the respective movie-goers who were eating Skittles, tasting the rainbow, she wanted to talk about the rainbow. The rainbow flag. “The Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in all 50 States! Isn’t that awesome? What do you think about this?” The curation what-if’s begin to fill my stream of consciousness. What if I tell her that homosexuality is a sin, because it definitely is a violation of Torah. What if our dynamic changes after I give her my honest, pro-Bible answer? What if she begins to hate me for what I believe? What if she becomes passive aggressive, leaving me to sweep up these Skittles all by myself?
My Rabbi Yahshua says that all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to him. My Rabbi also assures me that he will be with me always. Yes. Even until the end of the age. So yes. I will be hated because I love The God of Israel, The Holy Torah, and because I follow Rabbi Yahshua. However, I am reminded of Mattityah 5:11,12. I am absolutely, positively, unambiguously not a prophet. Yet, even when inevitable persecution comes, my Rabbi says our reward in heaven is great. Some beloved Medium readers like yourself, may even stop reading this because I support the words of Torah that say homosexuality is a violation of Torah. Per Leviticus 18:22. With that said, we all need to repent from our life of sin.
Then there are those delightful moments. Those moments where when I share my faith with others, they are thankful. They are appreciative. Not because of anything I did or said, because the planter nor the one who waters the seed of God’s Word is anything. Ultimately, it is only God who makes things grow. I am simply just one of God’s co-workers. Please see 1st Corinthians 3:6–9. Knowing that the seed of God’s Word has been planted, with a Starbucks barista. With that grocery store associate. By the way, may Yah bless you all, along with the nurses who are on the front lines, during these days of Covid-19. You all are superheroes. Planting the seed of God’s Word with that car mechanic. Knowing that Yahweh’s Word has the power to change the entire trajectory of one’s life, putting him or her on the path to everlasting life in Yah’s Kingdom. Yah’s Kingdom, where sin and death will be no more, where mourning, crying and pain will be no more? Per Revelation 21:4. That brings supreme delight.