When Christmas Changed for Me

NOTE: This blog was originally written and posted in August, 2019. Because significant clarifications have occurred since then, this article has been modified to reflect same.

In 2013 I honestly believed every word I wrote in The Magic Flower. Since then I have learned the value of the Messianic point-of-view, which is very much a biblical view of God’s word! Far more so, I’ve found, than the Christian teachings I grew up with.

Called Out of the Church

I was in the midst of serving in one of the largest Baptist churches in the world as an online prayer host in an international ministry when I felt Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) call me out of the church—at least for the time being—and into two local Messianic congregations: the first very Jewish in its culture, the other more a blend of both Jew and Gentile, yet also more clear as to the individual roles Jews and Gentiles play in the Fellowship of God.

Same Message of Salvation

Please understand! The Good News of salvation is the same! But you might be surprised to learn that this Good News was always directed toward God’s Chosen People, the Jews. It was only when the Jewish leadership rejected Messiah’s message of salvation that we Gentiles were grafted into this gift! But the message of salvation to be in relationship with God through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah) is the same.

Richness of Relationship

There are four unconditional covenants of God: The Abrahamic Covenant, the Land Covenant, the Davidic Covenant, and the New Covenant. (Each of these will be addressed in more detail in future posts.) You might have noticed I did not include the Mosaic Covenant. Interestingly, the Mosaic Covenant is not an unconditional covenant! It has much value in its teachings, yes! But this was the covenant that God’s People broke, rendering it unusable as a saving covenant. Many of our Jewish brothers and sisters will struggle with this truth. Those whose hearts are open to being spiritually circumcised have received a vast storehouse of richness in blessings of their long awaited Messiah! And it is through the wisdom of God’s Chosen People that much of the New Covenant (New Testament) can be fully understood and appreciated!

What the New Covenant offers is an unconditional offer of salvation to a personal, loving relationship with our Creator! There is absolutely no way for any of us to earn our way to salvation.

God’s People Were NOT Replaced By the Christian Church!

Most Gentiles (Christians) will tell you that some of what I have just written above has never been taught, and that has been my experience as well. By not fully embracing the value of our Jewish brothers and sisters in Christ (Messiah), we are doing two things: 1. Missing out on that wisdom of connection between the Old Covenant and the New (remember, it was ALL written to the Jews!), and 2. Practicing arrogance toward those Jews who chose not to have their hearts spiritually circumcised, which resulted being “cut-off branches.” Please read your Bibles closely here! We Gentiles were grafted into The Root (Yeshua) for salvation, NOT AS A REPLACEMENT BRANCH, but as an extension of God’s grace to include us AS WELL!

Romans 11 TLV makes it very clear that we are not to be arrogant in thinking the Jews had their chance, blew it, so now salvation is ours. There is no room for nanny-nanny-boo-boos here! Because I’ll give you another hint: God’s plan is to graft His original branches back in again!

The Magic Flower by Kat Christian

The Magic Flower was written a few years before I was called out of the church and into the Messianic fellowship. The message of salvation is pretty much the same in my story, but at the time I believed Christmas was the time of Jesus’ birth, Jesus was our Savior’s name, and Sunday was God’s chosen day for church worship. Sound familiar to you? Well, in short, there’s much evidence that our Savior’s birth was more likely in September-October, His name, or at least a usable derivative of it, was Yeshua, and the Sabbath has ALWAYS been Saturday, a day to be dedicated to God. Oh, and the word “church” is a Greek concept. Substitute the word “congregation” or “community” from the Hebrew kehilah and imagine how much improved our world would be! There’s so much to blog about here!

Bottom Line

The message of salvation in The Magic Flower is still valid. There isn’t even anything truly wrong in it at all. But I am now focusing on a genre that I believe is more closely in line with God’s original intentions toward His Chosen People. So I’m giving away my inventory of The Magic Flower. I have an inventory of books that need good homes. The books can still be enjoyed with purpose by all English-speaking/reading families. So I’m giving them away. By simply helping me out with the cost of shipping and handling, you can receive as many copies as you’d like. I hope this is a blessing to you.

If you’re interested in receiving a free copy of The Magic Flower, please send me an email. I have been giving these books to both individuals and churches. So please know that when my inventory is gone, you might still find The Magic Flower by Kat Christian on XulonPress.com/bookstore, Amazon.com, or BarnesAndNoble.com, but those won’t be free.

Love to all,

Kat

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