Misunderstanding the Two Houses of Israel

Messianic Seal

I recently read an article on a Messianic Jewish web site discussing some of the misconceptions about their beliefs. It was a good presentation of the fundamental elements of Messianic Judaism and the teaching within these congregations. What better source is there for discovering exactly what a particular group of people believes than those within the group?

The Blindness of Jacob (Israel)

Now the eyes of Israel were dim with age, so that he could not see (Genesis 48:10a NKJV).

For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in (Romans 11:25 NKJV).

Paul, in his letter to the Roman believers, calls this a mystery.

Jehu’s Revival

Jehu became the tenth king of the northern ten tribes of the divided kingdom of Israel. He took over the throne by assassinating King Jehoram, son of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel. Jehu claimed to have had a “zeal for the LORD” (2 Kings 10:16), and his actions after making that statement would seem to confirm it.

The Prodigal Son – Two Houses Part 3

The story of the prodigal son is a beautiful parable told by Yeshua (Jesus) and recorded in the Gospels only in Luke chapter 15. The parable is usually interpreted as describing a Christian believer who backslides, wandering off into sin. Is that how those originally hearing it would have understood it?

The Two Houses of Israel – Part 1

Ancient Israel was at its peak during the reigns of King David and King Solomon. Solomon was blessed with divine wisdom from God, constructed a magnificent Temple, and expanded Israel’s influence worldwide. But Solomon married many foreign wives and was drawn into their pagan religions.