Salvation Image At Jacob's Flock we believe that salvation is by grace through faith in the shed blood of the sacrifice, Yeshua the Messiah, alone. The same as it has been for the last 3500 years, and most probably since the beginning of time. No one has ever been saved by following the Torah or by works. Salvation has always been through the shed blood of the sacrifice. "And according to the Law (Torah), one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness." – Hebrews 9:22 NAS

This is the issue that the Apostle Paul was dealing with in Acts 15. One group was saying that you couldn't be saved unless you believed in Yeshua AND were circumcized. Another group was saying that you couldn't be saved unless you believed in Yeshua and followed all of the Torah commandments. Still another, (The Essenes), said that you had to believe in Yeshua and not eat meat or drink wine.

No, the scriptures are very clear on this subject, you are saved by grace through faith in the shed blood of the sacrifice, and by that alone. We are taught that in the Old Testament, people were saved by following the Torah (Law), but in the New Testament we are saved by grace through faith. This is simply not true. The people in Moses' time were saved the same way we are today. The only difference is that they were looking forward to Messiah, and we are looking back to Messiah. Either way, it still points to Messiah.

Hebrews 11 makes this perfectly clear, verse 6 states "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." And again in verse 28: "Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them." Not only do we see Moses, Rahab, Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David and Samuel listed here, all of whom were living during the time of the Mosaic covenant, but also Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, who all lived prior to the Mosaic covenant Salvation has always been the same, across all covenants, you are saved by grace through faith in the shed blood of the sacrifice.

Let's go all the way back to Cain and Abel. I have often heard it said that Abel offered a better offering than Cain, and that's why Adonai accepted Abel's offering and rejected Cains. But that is not true. Abel didn't bring a better offering, he brought a right offering. Different offerings were acceptable depending on the situation. For example, there is a burnt offering (Leviticus 1; 6: 8-13; 8: 18-21; 16: 24), a grain offering (Leviticus 2; 6: 14-23), a peace offering (Leviticus 3: 7: 11-34), a sin offering (Leviticus 4: 1-5: 13; 6: 24-30; 8: 14-17; 16: 3-22), and a guilt offering (Leviticus 5:14 – 6:7; 7: 1-6). All of the offerings required a blood sacrifice, except for the grain offering, but even the grain offering required that the grain had to ground into flour and could be put into loaves or cakes. Olive oil and incense were added to make a pleasing aroma when it burned. Yeast was forbidden for this offering and the cakes (Matzahs) had to be salted. Cain brought sheaths of grain. This was not acceptable for any of the offerings.

The entire Word, from Genesis to Revelation needs to be understood in the relational context of covenant grace. In the Mosaic Covenant there were blessings for obedience and cursings for disobedience as listed in Deuteronomy 28, 29 & 30. Note: Don't stop after 28 & 29, "KEEP READING" on into chapter 30. I have heard many a preacher teach on this and they always stop at the end of chapter 29 and wrap it all up by saying: "Now is it even possible for a person to keep all of these commandments?" Then everyone in the congregation answers in unison, NO! Then the pastor responds: "That's why we needed Jesus to redeem us from the Law" If you just KEEP READING into chapter 30, which is a continuation of 28 & 29, it clearly states in verses 11-14: "Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, "Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, "Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it." Apparently, it is not only not impossible, it's not even hard to do. YHWH himself says it "is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach." I don't know about you, but if I have to choose between a preacher telling me something is impossible and Adonai telling me it's not too difficult, I am going with Adonai.

Jacob's Flock ImageThe story of Jacob's Flock comes from the book of Genesis beginning in chapter 30. After working for Lavan for 14 years, Jacob was preparing to leave and return to his own country and take care of his family. Lavan wanted him to stay and tend his flock because he realized that he had been blessed by YHWH just by having Jacob there. Jacob agreed to stay and tend Lavan's flock if Lavan would agree to separate out part of his flock, but only the speckled, striped, brown, and black ones to be given to Jacob as payment. Since sheep are predominately white, the black, brown, speckled and spotted ones were considered less desirable or outcasts. Lavan agreed, most likely thinking that he definitely got the better end of this deal.

As time went on, Jacob had his flock moved several miles away, so that there was no chance that Lavan could say the two flocks had intermingled. YHWH blessed Jacob's Flock and multiplied it greatly. Please note that the undesirables or outcasts of the flock, the "Black Sheep" if you will, were the ones that were blessed, not the ones that were esteemed or valued by man.

This same message is echoed throughout the New Testament as well. Who did Yeshua hang with? Kings and Priests? The Aristocracy and Global Elite of his day? No, he hung with his disciples who were primarily fishermen and also with the less desirable elements of society, or "Black Sheep". Tax collectors, prostitutes, people who were "judged" to be unclean, lepers, people with physical disabilities, beggars, and the homeless. Read the Sermon on the Mount and see who He says are blessed.

It is to these that the ministry of Jacob's Flock is dedicated. We do not ask for donations for this ministry. What we have received, we freely give. We don't sell teachings or promise you that if you send $118.25 a month to us, that you will become prosperous and be blessed because Psalm 118:25 says: "Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity." You may laugh, but this tactic was actually used by several major ministries to raise money. It might also give you a new perspective on: "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesars, and unto God, that which is God's"

Not accepting donations was not a personal decision on my part. My wife and I both received a very strong unction through the spirit that this was how it was to be. I'm not sure where the money will come from, but I am sure it will come. This is also not an indictment of all ministries who ask for and accept donations, or sell teachings to make ends meet. This is just how we were told to do it. In fact, I have purchased numerous teachings through others and have been blessed greatly by their message.

If you feel led to help us with this endeavor, we will post various organizations that we believe in and support and you can donate to them directly. These are charitable organizations that provide food for the hungry, living quarters for the homeless, and life sustaining support to victims of the Holocaust, countries that are suffering from severe famine or natural disasters and victims of various ungodly dictatorial political regimes.

If you would still like to help support us directly, I do website design and search engine optimization and any referrals of people who might need this service would be greatly appreciated. While my wife and I believe strongly that we can not accept donations or contributions for doing the work of this ministry, we do feel that accepting commercial work to help pay for it would be scripturally acceptable. Paul worked making Tallits (not tents) to help pay for his ministry. For a later study.... ;-)

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