Friday, April 19, 2013

The King's Rejects

The King’s Rejects
Rabbi Yehudah ben Shomeyr

And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him – I Sam. 22:2

Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. – Matt. 9:36

So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. – Rom. 11:5

From the Time of David, to his successor, our Rebbe and King, Messiah Yeshua, till the time of Rav Sha’ul (Paul) till now, the Kingdom, GOD’s elite warrior has been made up of a remnant of those who have been dejected, rejected, ridiculed, harassed, condemned, ignored, persecuted and turned away by the religious elite; the Kings, Priests, Sadducees, Pharisees, Scribes and Sages. Because we have thought for ourselves and questioned tradition and questioned those in authority to keep them accountable, we have been seen and labelled as dissidents, rebellious, an annoyance and troublemakers.

We are the seekers of purity and truth and will not settle for anything less. We are the tenacious fighters that if we must go it alone we will.

David’s Mighty Men were a hodgepodge of roughnecks from all over Israel and Canaan. Yeshua’s Disciples were a motley crew of fishermen, revolutionaries and tax collectors. Rav Sha’ul’s congregations were made up of Jew, Gentiles, and half breeds ousted by Judaism and Paganism.

Has not GOD always chosen the runts of the litter, the unassuming second born over the aloof first? Has not GOD always turned man’s expectations on its head? Has He not used the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, the weak to shame the strong (I Cor. 1:27)?

We may be rejects, we may be but a tiny remnant, but we are the best darn qualified and most diverse special spiritual army ever assembled! It is our diversity and our dissatisfaction in the stagnant status quo that makes us great! That makes us not stop until we see the perfection of His Kingdom come. We are the A-Team of Natsari Judaism.

Keep K’vetching, Keep Fighting!

Shabbat Shalom!