Thursday, December 20, 2018

The genius of Rav Sha’ul/Apostle Paul

2 Corinthians 11: 1 I would like you to bear with me in a little foolishness - please do bear with me! 2 For I am jealous for you with God's kind of jealousy[1]; since I promised to present you as a pure virgin in marriage to your one husband, the Messiah[2] 3 and I fear that somehow your minds may be seduced away from simple and pure devotion to the Messiah, just as Havah was deceived by the serpent and his craftiness.

4 For if someone comes and tells you about some other Yeshua than the one we told you about, or if you receive a spirit different from the one you received or accept some so-called "good news" different from the Good News you already accepted, you bear with him well enough! 5 For I don't consider myself in any way inferior to these "super-emissaries." 6 I may not be a skilled speaker, but I do have the knowledge; anyhow, we have made this clear to you in every way and in every circumstance. (CJB)

FOOTNOTES:

[1] YHWH is “a jealous Elohim” who guards all that is Righteous according to His Word. In His jealousy depicts His desire for an intimate relationship with us. Sometimes, He even leads rebellious people into a greater rebellion to make a clear demarcation between the righteous and the wicked.

2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12 “Therefore Elohim will send upon them the strength of a deception that they may believe a lie; and that they all may be condemned who believe not the truth but have pleasure in iniquity.” (

[2] This is actually an ingenious metaphor by the Apostle Paul! Here, he compares himself to the mother of a bride recommending her daughter for betrothal. You see, in First Century Israel the family of the bride to be made contractual arrangements with the family of the groom, including the dowry.

But, if she were to fall short in any way, it was a huge disaster and great dishonor to both families. Here, Paul teaches that if we (the bride) fall short of our Master-Groom (Y’shua), we will have disgraced him in the worst possible way. (Revelation 21:2) (Source – AENT)

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