THE OLIVE TREE

FROM ROMANS CHAPTER 11

The olive tree represents believing Israel, rooted in Torah. The branches are the individual Hebrews who keep Torah (Yahweh's guidance, direction, and teaching).

NOT A NEW TREE

Notice in verse 17 that this is not a new tree. It is an already existing tree, where those not believing in the Messiah Yahshua have been cut off, and into which the believer from a gentile background can be grafted; so that, he may share in the nourishing sap from the already developed root system in Torah. So the believer from a gentile background has been grafted into a body obedient to Torah. Remember again, Yahshua said that until heaven and earth pass away not one jot or tittle shall change in the Law (Torah) Matt 5: 18.

GENTILE BELIEVERS ARE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL

Believers from a gentile (of the nations) background are grafted into an ongoing system. Although there is no Jew or Gentile among believers, but only people of Yahweh, the system has not changed. The people of Yahweh are all children of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel through faith. They submit themselves to Yahweh's commandments through obedience and keep their faith in Yahshua as their redeemer. Since we are all one in the body, we cannot say: "Those commandments were for the Jews and I'm not a Jew." Now grafted in, we sojourn (keep company) with those of Hebrew background who are believing branches on that tree. Those commandments have always been for believers in Yahweh, Hebrew or foreigner.                     Backmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmhome