All people have some degree of pre-conditioning about what they believe Biblically. This often comes from childhood picture books, Sunday-school attendance, and things they have heard at sometime or another and accepted without question because it seems to be what all their peers believe. Group beliefs can easily become traditions such as Jesus said the Pharisees had, and about which He said they were, “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition” – (Mark 7:13).
Such peer pressure is hard to recognize and thus is hard to combat. In this paper there are a lot of Biblical statements made that go against traditional acceptances. These quotations are selected to make the reader think through things he or she may have never noticed before. Certainly some of the statements are never mentioned in churches because they do not fit into traditional beliefs. There are additional answers found for each one in the author’s book, “The Exclusiveness of Israel“.
Those who understand these statements will find themselves on a path that will make possible the un-raveling of most of the mysteries of the Word. They will find the Bible to be a “new book” consistent, harmonious, symmetrical, progressive and most satisfying to mind and soul.
1. JESUS WAS SENT ONLY TO THE LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.
Matt. 15:24, “But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
There is very little difference in wording in other translations, e.g.
(Geneva) But he answered, and said, I am not sent, but unto the lost sheepe of the house of Israel.
(WNT) “I have only been sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel,” He replied.
(YLT) and he answering said, `I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’
The word “sent” = apostello [ap-os-tel’-lo] is Strongs 619 given as “From G575 and G4724; set apart, that is, (by implication) to send out (properly on a mission) literally or figuratively: – put in“. It comes from two words meaning “to be sent away from” and “to abstain”.
Even in such a simple verse we can see a tense difference between the KJV and the YLT, but that is not made an issue of here. The point is that Jesus was “set apart” and “sent” to Israelites!
2. THE DISCIPLES WERE SENT ONLY TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.
Matt 10:5, “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.“
The word “rather” = mallon means to an absolute comparative degree. If any like to say this command was only to the twelve disciples they would have to deny the aorist tense this is in and say that nothing in this Sermon on the Mount applies today.
3. ALL PEOPLE ARE NOT “ORDAINED TO ETERNAL LIFE”.
Acts 13:48, “And as many as were ordained to eternal life believed”?
This is in the perfect tense which means this ordination is on a completed basis. It is also in the passive voice which means it is not a matter of being the choice of the recipients.
4. PAUL SAYS JESUS WAS RAISED UP ONLY TO ISRAELITES.
Acts 13:32, “And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.“
This is saying that the promises made to the fathers of the Israelite nation are fulfilled in the children of those fathers, that is, they are fulfilled in Israelites. There is no statement that these promises might be fulfilled in any other race.
5. JESUS SAYS THAT THE MYSTERIES OF GOD ARE NOT GIVEN FOR EVERYONE TO UNDERSTAND.
Matt. 13:11, “He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given“.
Here Jesus was speaking to His Israelite disciples. Jesus never explained parables to other than disciples.
6. THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT THOSE WHO WERE “KNOWN” OF GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO ARE “FOREKNOWN” IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
Amos 3:1, “Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, “You only have I known of all the families of the earth“.
Rom 8:29-30, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified”.
This connection between the “known” and the “foreknown” is not accepted by the churches.
7. THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT GOD CHOSE ISRAEL AND THEIR SEED AFTER THEM ONLY.
Deut 10:15, etc. “Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people?“
There is not one statement in both Testaments that God loves any but “all the world” of Israel. Israel is the chosen race, not the Jews.
8. GOD MADE A COVENANT PROMISE TO ABRAHAM’S SEED THAT HE DID NOT MAKE TO OTHER SEEDS.
Gal 3:16, “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ = anointed”.
The word “Christ” is a verbal adjective in the Greek, and so it could not apply to the person of Jesus Christ. Israel is the anointed seed.
9. GOATS CANNOT TURN INTO SHEEP, OR TARES INTO WHEAT.
Mat 25:32, “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.”
Matt 13:30, “Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.“
This is because each is planted as a seed and that God’s Law determines that each should reproduce “after his kind”
10. “ADOPTION” PERTAINS ONLY TO THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.
Rom 9:4, “Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption?”
The meaning of adoption in the Bible means the placing of person born as a “child” [of the Children of Israel] into the position as a “son”. The word has exactly nothing to do with other races being adopted into Israel in the way the churches present.
11. GRAFTING “IN AGAIN” OR “BACK AGAIN” CAN ONLY REFER TO ISRAELITES.
Rom 11:23, “And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.”
To be grafted in “again” they must have been in that position once before after having been cut off. This is about the House of Israel which was divorced by God being joined back again into the un-divorced House of Judah. We know today that we cannot graft different species together.
12. ONLY ISRAELITES CAN BECOME “LOST” AND “LOST SHEEP”.
Luke 19:9-10, “And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
The word “lost” in Greek has nothing to do with not being able to be found. The word “lost” in Greek means essentially, “set aside for transgressing God’s Law”.
13. JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED TO GIVE REPENTANCE ONLY TO ISRAEL.
Acts 5:30, “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.”
This does not say other races are in the same condemnation as Israelites because other races were not given the Law of God as a covenant.
14. THERE IS NO STATEMENT TO SAY THE NEW COVENANT IS MADE WITH OTHER THAN THE TWO HOUSES OF ISRAEL.
Heb. 8:8-10, “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.”
No other race is included. The “New Covenant” would not be “new” to any other race.
15. THE “COVENANTS” AND THE “GIVING OF THE LAW” WERE ONLY MADE WITH ISRAEL – AND JESUS CHRIST CAME IN THE FLESH TO ISRAEL ONLY.
Rom 9:3-5, “For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.“
16. PEOPLE DO NOT GET “SAVED” AND BECOME GOD’S PEOPLE.
Matt 1:21, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.“
It is those who are already God’s people [Israelites] who become “saved”.
17. THERE IS NO PROPHECY ABOUT JESUS TURNING OTHER THAN THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL BACK TO GOD.
Luke 1:16, “And many of the Children of Israel shall he turn to the “Lord their God.”
Luke 2:34, “And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against.“
The God of the Bible is the God of the whole world of Israel, not any other peoples.
18. GOD SET BOUNDARIES FOR THE RACES.
Deut 32:8, “When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.“
Levit. 20:24, “I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.”
Numbers 23:9, “The people (Israel) shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.”
Acts 17:26, “…hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.” (“One blood” is not in most manuscripts).
2 Co 6:17-18, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
The word “thing” is an added word. The subject of this passage is “them” as people. This separation theme runs through both Testaments. Racial separation is Biblical. Multiculturism is not.
19. ONLY ISRAELITES WERE BAPTIZED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
John 1:31, “And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.”
The Ethiopian eunuch was not a black man. Ethiopia was where he lived or worked. By Israelite Law he would have been stoned to death when he had been to Jerusalem to worship at the temple.
20. JAMES WROTE TO ISRAELITES ONLY (SO DID PETER).
James 1:1, “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.”
The word “scattered” = diaspora, and Peter wrote to, “The strangers scattered = diaspora”.
21. JESUS VISITED AND REDEEMED “HIS PEOPLE” ONLY.
Luke 1:68-9, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he sware to our father Abraham.”
Jesus is fulfilling the promise to Abraham and his seed. No other race could be included. “Redemption” can only apply to Israelites.
22. NO RACE BUT ISRAEL NEEDED OR NEEDS REDEEMING.
Psalm 130:8, “And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.”
Isaiah 41:14, “Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.”
Gal 4:5, “To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.”
The first two verses identify Israelites only, and the third verse also identifies Israel as being those who were under the Law Covenant. Nowhere in the Bible is God spoken of other than as the Redeemer of Israel.
23. THOSE SEALED IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION WERE ALL ISRAELITES.
Rev 7:4, “And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”
The great multitude also were of the same kin (phule = tribes) who were redeemed and gathered together out from amongst (ek) every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation where they had been scattered in punishment – (Rev 5).
24. ONLY REDEEMED ISRAELITES ARE WITHIN THE NEW JERUSALEM.
Rev 21:10-12, “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel…”
The other races are shown in this context to be outside of the City of God.
25. ETHNIC CLEANSING IS FOUND IN THE BIBLE.
1 Sam 15:3, “Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.”
There are other examples like this.
26. SOME RACES ARE BANNED FROM THE “HOUSE OF THE LORD” FOR ALL TIME.
Deut 23:2-3, “A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever…”
Zech 14:21, “And in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.”
The “tenth generation” is a Hebrewism meaning “for all time”.
27. GOD SAYS HE HATES ONE RACE IN PARTICULAR.
Malachi 1:2, “I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau and laid his mountains and his heritage waste…”
Romans 9:13, “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.“
If God hated just one people, they could not be part of “God so loved the world” [of Israel]. The Encyclopedia claims the modern Jew descends from Esau, not Isaac.
28. THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT DIFFERENT RACES HAVE DIFFERENT ORIGINS.
Gen. 19:37, “The same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.”
The idea that all races originated from Adam is not the way the Bible defines races.
29. THE BIBLE IS AGAINST RACIAL INTERMARRIAGE.
Neh 10:29, “They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God’s law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes; And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:“
Ezra 9:12, “Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth forever.”
Equally in these passages, the divorce of non-Israelite wives is demanded. Note here that it is easily proved that people such as Ruth and Rahab were Israelites.
30. THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL STANDS UP FOR ISRAEL.
Daniel 12:1, “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people.”
31. JESUS WAS STRICKEN ONLY FOR ISRAELITES.
Isaiah 53:8, “He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.”
“My people” refers to either Isaiah’s people or God’s people, who are Israelites.
32. THERE ARE PEOPLE DESCRIBED AS “BEASTS” IN THE BIBLE.
Jonah 3:8, “But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.”
We cannot conceive a cow crying out to God or turning to God. There is a difference between “beasts of the field” and “beasts of the earth”.
33: GOD SAYS HE PLACES HIS NAME UPON ONLY ONE PEOPLE.
Numbers 6:27, “And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.”
34. THE “THRONE OF THE LORD” IS AND IS TO BE IN JERUSALEM.
1 Chron 29:23, “Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.”
Jer 3:17, “At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations [of Israel] shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.”
35. THE NAMES OF GOD’S PEOPLE ARE WRITTEN IN THE “BOOK OF LIFE” AT CONCEPTION.
Rev. 17:8, “They that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world.”
Psalm 139, 13-17, “Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”
Only Israelites can have their names blotted out of the Book of Life.
36. THE JEWS ARE NOT GOD’S CHOSEN RACE.
To the Jews Jesus said:
John 8:19, “Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
John 8:23, “And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.”
John 8:37-9, “I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.”
John 8:44, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
John 8:47, “He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.”
There are two different words for “Jews” in the Greek, and these verses are speaking about the “Judeans” in a non-racial religious-belief term. Those referred to were following the tradition of the elders. There is no insistence that these are Israelites, but those chosen by God are Israelites.
Isaiah 41:8, “But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen…”
Jeremiah 50:17, “Israel is a scattered sheep…”
Ezekiel 34:30-31, “Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord GOD. And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD”.
John 10:25-26 , “Jesus answered them (the Jews), ‘I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. But ye believed not, because ye (Jews) are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.’ ”
37. THE JEWS DO NOT HAVE THE SAME GOD AS DO GOD’S PEOPLE.
John 8:54-55, “Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.“
Even today the Jews actively hate the God of the Bible and the Redeemer of Israel, saying Judaism is the corporate redeemer of the Jews.
I John 4:6, “We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us, he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”
John 8:47, “He that is of God heareth God’s words; ye (the Jews) therefore hear them not because ye are not of God.”
I John 1:9, “Whosoever transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and Son.“
38. JESUS DID NOT COME FOR THE JEWS.
John the Baptist pointed out:
John 1:31, “And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.“
And we read:
John 11:53-54, “Then from that day forth they (the Jews) took counsel together for to put Him to death. Jesus, therefore, walked no more openly among the Jews…”
See the contrast? But Jesus did walk among others who were Israelites.
39. THE GOSPEL WAS NOT TAKEN TO NON-ISRAELITE “GENTILES”.
Matthew 10:5, “These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them, saying, ‘Go not into the way of the Gentiles…’ “
The word “Gentile” is a Latin-originated word that is used of both Israelites and non-Israelites, as determined by context. The two parties of both Testaments are the House of Israel and the House of Judah. The Hebrew words “goi” and its plural “goyim” are also used of Israelites… (check any concordance).
40. JESUS DID NOT COME TO DIE ON THE CROSS FOR ALL PEOPLES.
Matt 3:1-2, “In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.“
Matt 4:17, “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.“
Both John the Baptist and Jesus had the same proclamation about the Kingdom of Heaven over Israel. Jesus’ first recorded words and last words were about the same Kingdom.
Acts 1:6-7, “When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.“
Matthew 18:11, “For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost (Israel).”
41. THE “CHURCH” IS NOT THE “BRIDE of CHRIST”.
Eph 1:22-23, “And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.”
The popular church doctrine is wrong! God’s covenants still stand.
Psalm 89:34-37, “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that has gone out of my lips. Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.”
Deut. 7:6, “For thou art a holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee (Israel) to be a special people unto Himself, above all people that are upon the earth.”
II Samuel 7:24, “For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever, and thou, Lord, art become their God.”
42. MOSES WAS NOT A JEW.
Moses could not have been from the Edomite Jewish stock that God says that he hates, nor was he from the Tribe of Judah. He was of the Tribe of Levi.
Exodus 2:1-3, “And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes.“
Moses died on Mt. Nebo, long before Israelites entered into the Promised Land, and therefore could not even have been a “Jew” = Judean.
43. DAVID’S THRONE IS NOT ABOLISHED AND REPLACED BY A “CHURCH”.
Psalm 89:29, “His (David’s) seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.”
2 Samuel 7:12-13, “And when thy (David’s) days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his (David’s) kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.”
It is the seed [progeny] of David which will “endure for ever”.
44. THE FAITH OF JESUS DID NOT ARISE THROUGH JUDAISM.
Matt 15:6, “…Thus have ye (Pharisees — the teachers of Judaism) made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.”
Mark 7:5-9, “Then the Pharisees and Scribes asked Him (Jesus) Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the Elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? He (Jesus) answered and said unto them, Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups, and many other such like things ye do. And He said unto them,’Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.”
Matt 3:15, “Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves!”
Mark 7:7, “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
The faith of the Bible comes from Hebrewism and not Judaism. Jesus always condemned the teachings of the Jews. The term Judeo-Christian is a lie. The Bible says these [Jewish] traditions “spoil” [= rob] us.
Col. 2:8, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the traditions of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
45. ISRAEL IS NOT LOST AS AN IDENTITY, EVEN TODAY.
Amos 9:9, “For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the House of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.”
II Sam 7:23-24, “And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to Himself…For thou (God) hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee forever: and thou, Lord, art become their God.”
Jer 31:35-37, “Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; the Lord of hosts is His name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord.”
Israelites may have lost the knowledge of their identity, but God has never denied Israel’s identity and destiny.
46. JESUS DID NOT COME TO BRING PEACE ON EARTH.
Matt.10:34-36, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.“
The word “sword” is about judicial punishment, and the word “foes” is in terms of hatred. Where we read in Luke 2:14, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” This is millennial.
47. THERE IS NO AMBIVALENCE IN BELIEF OR LUKEWARMNESS.
Luke 11:23, “He that is not with me (Jesus) is against me, and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.”
Mark 9:40, “For he that is not against us is on our part.”
Luke 9:50, “And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not Against us is for us.”
Rev 3:15, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.“
48. RACE AND GENETIC “SEED” IS IMPORTANT TO GOD.
Genesis 21:12, “… for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.”
Abraham was called by God to father the Chosen race. Abraham had a son by Sarah’s bondwoman (Hagar) and six sons by Keturah. But God chose Abraham’s son by Sarah, his wife, through which the Chosen “seed” was to pass. If race is not important to God, then this seems a lot to do about nothing!
Gen. 24:3-4, “And I will make thee (his trusted servant) swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.”
Who Israelites marry is important to God. Moses was spared because he was pure in his generations – [genes].
Nehemiah 13:27, “Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?”
49. GOD SEPARATED ISRAEL FROM JUDAH.
I Kings 22:10, “And the king of Israel and Jehosophat the king of Judah, sat each on his throne, having put on their robes…”
I Kings 12:23-24, “Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people, saying, Thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the Children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me (God). They hearkened therefore to the word of the Lord, and returned to depart, according to the word of the Lord.”
This separation in destiny and envy of the two Houses remains until the time of the regathering of Israel.
Isaiah 11:12-13, “And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.“
This separation remains today, even if both are in diaspora.
50. THE LAND OF ISRAEL DOES NOT BELONG TO THE JEWS.
The Promised Land was promised to Isaac’s seed, as part of the seed of Abraham. The Jews today are [mainly] the descendants of Esau trying to regain possession of the sold inheritance.
Ezek. 11:14-15, “Again, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of Man, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all of the House of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Jews) have said, Get you far from the Lord: unto us (Jews) is this land (Palestine) given in possession…”
When Jesus was speaking in nigh to Jerusalem he said:
Luke 19:27, “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.”
“Hither” is to the Promised Land. The tares are uprooted and burned here before the wheat is gathered.
Ezek 36:5, “Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land unto their possession with the joy of all their heart, (but) with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.”
Idumea is another name for Esau’s descendants.
51. ISRAEL IS YET TO BE REGATHERED.
Jer. 31:10, “Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off; and say, he that scattereth Israel, will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.”
Ezekiel 37:21, “Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.”
Deut 30:1-6, “… and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee, … That then will the Lord thy God turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God has scattered thee. If any of thine be driven out unto the outermost parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee … And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed … and the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of they seed …”
The “land which your fathers possessed” is the Promised Land. There are many prophecies such as these. With the State of Israel, none of this is in the above fulfillment.