John 15:12 “This is My Commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 15:14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15:17 These things I command you, that you love one another!”
1 John 4:20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 4:21 And this commandment we have from Him (Yeshua), that he who loves God must love his brother also! 1 John 4:8, 16 God is Love!
God is Love. We are commanded us to love our God and also our fellow man. Therefore our first step towards sonship with Almighty God is in our obedience. God commanded us to love our neighbor as ourselves, and also to love the stranger in our land as ourselves. (Leviticus 19:18, 34) Yeshua also commanded us, “But I say to you love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44)
To the degree that we disobey God and do not love any of our brothers or sisters in Yeshua’s Body, and are critical, judgmental, or belittling toward anyone in Messiah’s Body, by thinking we are better than another, that we have the only right answer, and we close down our hearts towards anyone, then we are stopping the flow of God’s love going to others. The result is as members of Yeshua’s Body, to that degree we have closed down to Yeshua. We must repent, and forgive each person, and love them, in order for us to have Yeshua’s Life again flowing through us. This also applies to us if we do not love, forgive, and pray for all our enemies.
Matthew 6:15 “But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
Psalm 133:1 A song of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 133:2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. 133:3 It is like the dew of Hermon, descending on the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing, Life forevermore. [True Unity is in Yeshua’s Blood by the Holy Spirit!]
Because God actually lives in us, for His Holy Spirit is always with us in our spirit helping us daily, than we have the possibility of coming into true unity and brotherhood that Yeshua prayed for.
John 17:20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 17:21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be One in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 17:22 And the Glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be One just as We are One; 17:23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in One, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
We are truly all part of One Body, Messiah Yeshua’s Body! Only the Potter can change our clay. The clay cannot change itself. So we must come daily into God’s Presence and allow the Holy Spirit to change us, as we deny ourselves, confess our sins, and allow God to make us all that Yeshua died for, to perfect us into His image and likeness. We must do what Yeshua’s Word told us repeatedly to do, to deny ourself, and put off our sin nature, our pride, selfish behaviors, comparing ourself to others, all of our self will, our rebellion, our fleshly appetites; and to put on Messiah.
Matthew 6:33 “Seek 1st the Kingdom of God and His rigtheousness.”
Colossians 1:27 Messiah in you, the hope of Glory!
John 20:17 Yeshua said to her, “… go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’ ”
The Mystery of how Yeshua’s Body will come into true unity and true brotherhood for the coming Great Harvest will only come through the Holy Spirit and through Yeshua’s Blood changing us daily.
Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the Blood of the Messiah, who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
Zechariah 4:6 So he answered and said to me, “This is the Word of the LORD to (you), ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.”
John 6:53 Then Yeshua said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no Life in you. 6:54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has Eternal Life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 6:55 For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. 6:56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 6:57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 6:58 This is the bread which came down from heaven, not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.” 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The Words that I speak to you are Spirit, and they are Life.”
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 2:4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
To really love and respect each other, we cannot be a hypocrite by pretending to love a person only when we interact with them in public, and the rest of the time just ignoring them, their phone calls, texts, emails; and never really wanting to have real fellowship with them. This is not love, but hypocritical behavior, and God knows it.
Matthew 23:8 But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Messiah, and you are all brethren. 23:9 Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in Heaven. 23:10 And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Messiah.
Does this same principle Yeshua spoke of, apply to our titles and our positions and our works for Yeshua in His Body. Yes it does!
Ephesians 4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors, and teachers, 4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Messiah, 4:13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Messiah; 4:15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the Head, the Messiah, 4:16 from whom the whole Body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the Body for the edifying of itself (Messiah’s Body) in love.
Luke 22:24 Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. 22:25 And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’ 22:26 But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. 22:27 For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.”
John 5:44 “How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?”
1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”
Romans 13:8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. (What does love really look like?)
1 Corinthians 13:4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 13:5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 13:6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 13:7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 13:8 Love never fails.
Revelation 17:14 “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful!”
John 15:14 “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. 15:16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times …
Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Messiah. 6:3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
Ephesians 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 4:2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 4:3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4:4 There is one Body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;
Ephesians 5:21 … submitting to one another in the fear of God.
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 5:7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Yeshua, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Joel 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. 2:32 And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the remnant whom the LORD calls.”
Amos 9:13 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed. The mountains shall drip with sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.”
Ezekiel 34:26 “I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing.”
All true believers are priests in the Melchi Zedek Priesthood of Heaven. In the Aaronic priesthood, only sons of Zadok of all the sons of Aaronic priests were allowed to come into the presence of the Almighty God in His Sanctuary, and offer blood sacrifices that He would honor. Also only Aaronic priests with the Zadokite blood were allowed to teach the people the difference between the holy and the unholy and to make judgments and to issue decrees before God. See Ezekiel 43:18, 19 and Ezekiel 44:15, 23, 24
But our Great High Priest Yeshua is the physical fulfillment of the Aaronic high priest family of Zadok through His virgin mother Miriam. This can be easily proven from four different and separate places in both the Old and New Covenant Scriptures. For Yeshua’s Eternal Blood Sacrifice as Melchi Zedek, our Great High Priest, physically carried within Himself the fulfillment of the bloodline of high priest Zadok and also the bloodline of king David in the Body which God, His Father, had prepared for Him. Hebrews 10:5
What this means is that ‘born again’ believers in Yeshua carry in their spirit, by the Holy Spirit, Zadokite blood as part of Yeshua’s Eternal Blood Sacrifice; this is another reason why we as Yeshua’s true believers are able to come boldly into God’s Holy Presence.
During the days of the coming great Jerusalem Harvest, shortly after the Ezekiel 38-39 War, the Orthodox Jews will be up on Zion hill at Mount Moriah area building their Temple to do their animal blood sacrifices to God. But in 70 A.D., the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed, along with all of the Aaronic priesthood records. Therefore today no Aaronic priests know who is really from this Zadokite high priest family, which bloodline our Lord Yeshua has totally physically fulfilled. Zechariah 3:8, 6:11-13, Jeremiah 33:18
Therefore soon, when the Orthodox religious Jews of the newly formed Sanhedrin’s Aaronic priesthood have their Temple up and operating at the top of Mt Zion hill, doing their daily animal blood sacrifices before the God of Israel, with no response coming from God, while they are persecuting Israeli Messianic Jews. They will wonder why God is Pouring out His Spirit of Love, and with great numbers of amazing signs and wonders and miracles on multitudes of the Messianic Jews and Gentiles gathered together below them at the base of Mt Zion hill in the ben Hinnom Valley, below Mount Zion hotel. These are the Jews whom Orthodox Jews and the Israeli
Government have said are no longer Jews because they believe in Yeshua as their God, and also as Israel’s true and Living Messiah.
Perhaps this picture reminds you of a scene from God’s Word: The Aaronic priesthood up on Mount Zion hill ranting and raving for God to move, but down below in the ben Hinnom Valley God moves, by pouring out His Spirit on the Melchi Zedek Priesthood of Jews and Gentiles… sort of like Elijah and the prophets of Baal.
Psalm 24:3 Who may ascend into the Hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? 24:4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. 24:5 He shall receive blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his Salvation. 24:6 This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face. 24:7 Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of Glory shall come in. 24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. 24:9 Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. 24:10 Who is this King of Glory? The LORD of hosts. He is the King of Glory!