Note for Ephesesians 2:11-23
Eph 2:11 (Adapted here with Sacred Names restored by editor of BIBLE REVELATIONS, and editorial comments appearing in black print. Read this portion attentively first in your own Bible before carefully considering this presentation here)
“Do not forget, that there was a time when you who were pagans physically, termed the Uncircumcised (that is non-Jews, but specifically the rejected House of the Northern 10 Tribes of Israel, exiled amongst the nations where they lost their Israel identity …. do not forget that you had no Messiah (before) and were excluded from membership of Israel (cut off from the Covenant by God and exiled amongst the pagan nations. So, something had to be arranged to make you members of Israel again) aliens with no part in the Covenants with their Promises. You were immersed in this world without Hope and without God (no longer part of the Covenant. So, you had to be reconciled, brought back into the Covenant – like Judah is – with YHVH).
But now in YAHU’SHUAH Messiah, you that used to be so far apart from us (the authors of Eph.2 – i.e. Jews), have been brought very close by the Blood of Messiah (You have been bought at a very high Price). For He is the Peace (Restoration) between us (Jews and rejected 10-Israel) and has made the two (Jews and reconciled 10-Tribers) into One (what?) and broken down the barrier(?) which used to keep them apart, actually destroying in His own Person the hostility(rebellion) caused by the rules and decrees of the (Jewish. Levitical) Law (This rebellion by 10-Israel and pagans against the Law was the barrier that kept them apart from Jews.
This scripture is twisted by Grace-only’s, to imply that Messiah did away with the Law itself, rather than that He removed the rebellion against the Law from the hearts of the receiving pagans, as confirmed in Jer. 31:31-33 and Ezek 11: 17-21, placing His Spirit in them, thereby instilling a love for obedience to the Law on their hearts and minds). This was to create One Single New Man (“Adam” restored, abiding to ‘Jewish’ Law) in Himself (Who meticulously kept the Law) out of the two of them (Judah and 10-Israel) and by restoring Peace, through the Cross, to unite them both in a Single Body (Is this Body Christian or Jewish? If a ‘Christian’ Body, then He failed miserably, because there are few, if any, Torah observant Jews in Christianity, just an unbridgeable void. If this ‘Single Body’ refers to the Jewish Body, then it is confirmed by those Messianic believers, the Hebraic Restoration movement of late, who are discovering their Hebraic Roots and who go all the way to joining up fully with the Body of Jews into ONE Body) and reconcile them (both) with God.
In His own person He killed the hostility (against the Law – not the Law itself or the Body!) Through Him, both of us (Jew and reconciled 10-Triber or converted pagan) have in the One Spirit our Way to come to the Father.
So, you (reconciled ones) are no longer aliens or foreigners (non-Jews); you are citizens like all the Tzadikim (righteous Jews) and part of God’s Household (12-Israel, as represented by custom and religion in Judaism) (3:5) This Mystery that has now been revealed … was unknown to any men in past generations. It means that pagans (including degenerated and lost 10-Israel, now non-Jews) now share (together with Jews and as Jews) the same inheritance (- the inheritance was not taken away from Jews – it is now SHARED by pagans also!). They are part of the SAME BODY (of Judaism /12- Israel) and the same Promise (as had been made unto 12-Israel of old) has been made to them (the pagans and lost Israelites) in Messiah, through the Good News! (that He, God in the manifested shape of man, will sacrifice His Life in order to reconcile them into Covenant relation with all its Divine Blessings)”