In my last post I made the point that Gentile believers are under the same covenantal obligations to keep the Sabbath as Israel because they have effectively become ONE with Israel by being grafted into the covenants that God has ONLY made with Israel.
However, some people get the wrong idea and think I’m implying that gentiles suddenly become physical or ethnic Jews after this conversion.
That’s not what I’m saying.
When the Apostle Paul said “they’re be neither Jew nor Gentile in the body of Messiah” he was referring to spiritual status.
Note that Paul also said “there be neither male nor female”.
Is he now saying the world has become unisex?
Just as the anatomical distinctions between male and female remain (thank God!), so do the physical ethnic distinctions between Jew and Gentile.
Again, think of a foreigner becoming a full-fledged citizen of the United States.
Does a Chinese immigrant suddenly transform into an Anglo-saxon caucasian because he became an American citizen?
Of course not.
That’s why we have German-Americans, Japanese-Americans, African-Americans etcetera.
See, what Yeshua accomplished is that he broke down all distinctions in heaven.
From a spiritual perspective, all distinctions whether of race, sex, nationality, rich or poor, slave or free AND Jew or gentile were done away with.
Once a gentile comes to faith via Yeshua, God sees that person as being bonded, grafted and adopted into the promises He gave to Israel.