“I am a Messianic Jew!”
My mother’s mother was from the Greenfields family in England. Hundreds of years ago, they immigrated to England from Israel. Seeing that the bloodline passes down through the female side of the family, it makes me a natural Jew. Because I accepted Jesus as my Messiah, that makes me a Messianic Jew!
On my father’s side of the family, the roots also go back to the land of the Bible. The Clan MacKay Society in Mesa Arizona says that the Mackay Clan descended from Japheth, the oldest son of Noah.
Japhethites were the thinkers of their time and Japheth’s descendants carried on that tradition through the ages.
Genesis 9:27 makes an interesting observation about Japheth.
“God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.”
The word “enlarge” is an unusual translation of the Hebrew word Pathah. Pathah is not the word normally used for “enlarge“, and in this instance, “enlarge” does not signify a geographical enlargement.
Pathah typically is translated as “entice”, or “persuade”.
It is derived from the Hebrew word Pathach, which means “to make open”. However, this verse is the only instance in the Bible where the form Pathah occurs, and it has been agreed upon by linguists and scholars to be translated as “enlarge”.
When all of this is taken into consideration, it would seem to indicate some sort of mental enlargement.
This may seem like a reach. But, when an individual is “persuaded”, or “enticed”, then their original opinions and thoughts have changed.
One’s mind has been “made open” to other possibilities and experiences. Of the sons of Noah, Japheth was the most open minded brother, and his descendants would be open minded as well.
Of the three sons of Noah, Japheth would be the father of the intellectually curious nations. His descendants would be stimulators of thought, exploring new ideas and principles.
Sons of Japheth fathered the Greek, Roman and Anglo-Saxon nations.
Greek and Roman philosophers are unquestionably some of the most influential thinkers the world has ever known.
Democracy was produced through that line of Japheth which established the Greeks.
Europe would later become one of the principle contributors to the growth and maturity of philosophy and science. Dissidents would eventually break from the European powers (Great Britain) and form the United States of America.
The descendants of Japheth, the oldest son of Noah, have perhaps played more of a role in shaping our present day world than any of the other sons of Noah.
During the 16th Century, my father’s clan, “the Clan MacKay” had an army of 4000 men who fought wars in Scotland and other European countries to preserve Christianity in Europe.
I think some of the blessing of Japheth fell upon me. I have spent my life persuading people to do the right thing. I have also worked diligently to bring peace to those who are divided. I have an open mind when it comes to revelation and believe that as we get closer to the end God will open the minds of the nations of the world and they will come into His divine truth. This will happen especially among my Jewish brothers and sisters.
So the roots on my mother side go directly back to Israel and my father go back to Noah.
Some people would say that having Jewish blood makes me special, that I have benefited because of my bloodline. However, the way I see it under the new covenant, the only way I have benefited is by my faith in Jesus Christ, my Messiah.
Gal. 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond or free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.