A Personal Message from the Editors
It is with much joy and anticipation that we celebrate the launch of Mosaic Life Fellowships Web Site. This site is striving to promote the assembly of Hebraic Roots/ Messianic believers and restoration of the roots of our faith. As we attempt to restore the churches’ biblical Judaic heritage, striving for ultimate restoration, it will take prayerful effort to remove the blurred lines between what the Bible shows as truth and reveal the inaccurate theology of human tradition.
Because of the large scope and personal pre-developed bias involved in the restoration of our faith, it is very important that our focus and direction stay on the task at hand and not wavier toward self fulfillment and extremism. We must maintain spiritual, theological, and practical balance.
It is also important, in the reaching and stretching of our faith, to stay grounded and above all, keep the focus of Yeshua (Jesus) Christ, as the head and master of us all. We must not swing from denominational beliefs, that either gagged the believer in legalism or gave them a license to sin under grace, just to find we are living with a more rigid task master and fall into the same traps we previously escaped.
As we continue this journey of faith, we are now reminded not to lose
Biblical balance and fall for everything that man presents, no matter what they label it. All ideas and teachings must be tested through scripture, from a Biblical point of view. As students of the word we must develop a Hebraic understanding and think as Yeshua would have thought, instead of our ego filled Greek mind-set.
As believers, we need to conform to God’s way of thinking, which runs
all through the Bible. Let’s refocus our minds and read the Bible through
Hebraic eyeglasses and determine what God’s will is for our lives.
I write this to emphasis the necessity of balance.
No extreme legalism or apathy toward God’s law or grace. We need a correct understanding and balance for both.
To maintain this balance we must always remain Christocentric, grounded in the person of Jesus Christ. We must maintain moderation and self-restraint; neither abstinence nor over indulgence. We must remain in God’s will; seeking to obey his commandments for our lives. The Torah (O.T.) is the guide and shadow of things to come and the The New Testament must always be for us the lens to give us a picture-perfect focus directing our faith in clarity. We need both the Old and New Testament to understand correctly how to live a righteous life that is fulfilling to us and pleasing to God.
To change our path and wander from the left or to the right is to lose our influence and our effectiveness in sharing this biblical restoration with our fellow believers in Yeshua HaMashiach / Jesus Christ.
This restoration of the Hebrew roots of our faith can have the greatest impact on our society, the world has ever seen. The same is true with an imbalanced approach. It can attempt to tear down the fabric this restoration has accomplished and stitched together. We need to stay away from immaturity which leads toward legalism, and an attitude of being elite which creates a judgmental heart.
We desire to establish first importance; to"'Love the Lord your God with
all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with
all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" (Deuteronomy 6:4-6, Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27) Let’s join together and exercise these commandments and agree that God is love (1John 4:8)