James "To The Twelve Tribes"
The greetings/introductions to each of the New Testament books reveal who Jesus is, His leaders are, and who the church is individually-collective, and this blog series is to help us understand how that allows God’s people to receive revelation into a deeper relational existence than they had prior to knowing this amazing map of our journey that He has given to us.
The greeting of the letter titled James is, “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.”
James has one of the shortest greetings in the New Testament, and the only new phrase is, “to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad.” This might seem trivial until we realize that only two of the tribes were known to exist at this time in history. The other ten tribes’ genealogy had been lost and is non-existent as far as anyone knows today, but James wrote a letter to them. This is at least perplexing on the surface until one looks at it through God’s perspective. God knows who are His, He calls them by name, and they hear His voice and do not respond to another. God does the same thing for all of His people today and will continue until the Day of Christ Jesus.
God has this incredible map for His people, and He shares it with them as He knows they can receive it. Continue following the series and find out how amazing the journey can be.
Tomorrow’s blog is 1 Peter which states, “unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood”