On Psalm 22, 23, & 24, part 2 Rabbi Michael Weiner
Yesterday, in part 1, I briefly mentioned a pivot that takes place in Psalm 22:23 I will declare Your Name to my brothers. I will praise You amid the congregation. Up until that point, the Psalm focuses on the pain and suffering of Yeshua’s crucifixion. Yeshua’s first thought, after His sacrificial death, is evangelism to Jewish people. Here’s a clue, I’m still writing about Jewish evangelism (in fact, I’ve never stopped).
While we are focused on Jewish evangelism, we are not unfocused on non-Jewish evangelism. It’s just that wherever I look, Jewish evangelism gets short shrift As I visit churches, I regularly find the ubiquitous map of the world with a pin that identifies the place where missionaries are supported. When I look at tiny Israel, routinely there is no pin at all. And Jewish evangelism is exactly the next step in the worldwide revival we are all expecting.
Romans 11:15 For if their (Jewish people) rejection leads to the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
Yes, the harvest of Jewish souls will lead to a greater harvest that will extend to the ends of the earth and I expect it will be concurrent with Yeshua’s second coming. Isaiah 56:6-7 Also the foreigners who join themselves to Adonai, to minister to Him, and to love the Name of Adonai, and to be His servants – all who keep from profaning Shabbat, and hold fast to My covenant – these I will bring to My holy mountain, and let them rejoice in My House of Prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar. For My House will be called a House of Prayer for all nations. Yeshua quoted the last part of this verse. (Matthew 21:13)
Psalm 22:27-28 Let the poor eat and be satisfied. Let them who seek after Him praise Adonai. May your hearts live forever! All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to Adonai. All the families of the nations will bow down before You.
That sounds rather inclusive, doesn’t it? We have must for which we can look forward.