Sid Roth was raised in a traditional Jewish home. Today he has found his Messiah. He has devoted much of his life to answering the question, “Why have Jews and Gentiles grown apart?” Sid firmly believes that God never intended to start a new religion. It’s not Judaism and Christianity, two streams of God, but the convergence of Jew and Gentile into one stream called the “One New Man.”
In the following interview, Sid studies Scripture and shares his personal view on what he believes is the next move of God that will impact Jew and Gentile alike.
Q: Sid, will you explain the significance of the “One New Man” in Scripture?
A: God wants to “gather together in one all things in [Messiah]” (Ephesians 1:10b). He tells us how He will do this:
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both [Jew and Gentile] one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation … to create in Himself one new man … in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit” (Ephesians 2:14-15,22).
Q: What will happen when the wall between Jew and
Gentile is removed?
A: When the wall between Jew and Gentile is removed, the spiritual temple, God’s dwelling place, will be restored and this One New Man will release resurrection power to the church that Paul calls “life from the dead” (Romans 11:15). I believe this will include creative miracles and physical resurrections.
Q: This doesn’t make the enemy very happy!
A: The devil is trying to stop the explosion of God’s power by stopping the building of God’s dwelling place. If the foundation is destroyed, the temple can’t be built. So, the enemy’s strategy is to stop Jews from becoming “one” with Gentiles.
Q: Are there any other proofs in Scripture of Jews and Gentiles coming together as One New Man?
A: The “tabernacle” prophesied by Amos is a type of the One New Man Glorious Congregation:
“ ‘On that day I will raise up the tabernacle [literally, ‘dynasty,’ or ‘family’] of David [the Jewish people], which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old; that they may possess the remnant of Edom [Septuagint reads ‘mankind’], and all the Gentiles who are called by My name,’ says the LORD who does this thing” (Amos 9:11-12).
Q: What made the tabernacle of David so significant?
A: The tabernacle of David was a unique temple. There was no separation between the people and God. There was no “Holy of Holies.” All experienced God’s presence. Daily praise was instituted by David before the Lord (1 Chronicles 16:37). The Levites worshipped God with the songs of David.
Q: Exactly what will happen when the tabernacle of David is restored?
A: God promised that once this tabernacle (family) of David, or the Jewish people, was restored, it would cause a revival among the Gentiles (Amos 9:12). In fact, this was the proof text to convince the Apostles at the Jerusalem Council meeting to evangelize the Gentiles (Acts 15:16-17).
Q: If Gentiles were the missing part of the church at the time of the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15, who is missing now?
A: After Yeshua died, the veil of the temple was torn in two (Matthew 27:51). Now nothing should separate us from intimacy with God. Yet, the middle wall of separation (veil) between Jews and Gentiles hinders the church from achieving its full destiny in God because the majority of Jewish people are excluded (Ephesians 2:14).
The full interview with Sid Roth can be seen here.
(Continued in Part 5……if you’re interested, the full series to date can be seen here.)