Author: Michele at ScriptureStudy.Guide
Posted: August 1, 2021. Updated October 30, 2022.
I remember singing this cute song throughout elementary school: “Father Abraham…. has many sons…. many sons had father Abraham. I am one of them…. and so are you….. so let’s just praise the Lord!” I caught myself singing it a few weeks ago, some 40 years later. It was with Abraham that God first established His covenant with mankind.
Now the Lord said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.Genesis 12:1-3
And the Lord God changed Abram’s name to Abraham for a father of many nations had He made him (Genesis 17:5).
God says He will have mercy on whom He will have mercy, and will harden (blind) whom He will (Exodus 33:19; Romans 9:18). God chose Abraham to be the father of the gentiles according to His good will.
God sees not as man sees, but he looks on the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). The Lord says He searches the heart and tries the reigns — He tests us — and gives to each man according to his ways and his doings (Jeremiah 17:10). Those pure of heart and mind who have prevailed win favor with God (Proverbs 3:3-4).
However, one’s righteousness is a gift given by God and cannot be obtained by the will of man. We are told in Proverbs 16:4 that “The Lord hath made all for Himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil” (see the article God Created Evil). This simply means that God created both the wicked and the righteous for His power and glory. It is God who creates some human vessels to be for honor and others to be vessels fit for destruction (Romans 9:19-26). It is solely God’s will at work… it’s all of God and not of man who wills or strives (Romans 9:16).
God’s righteous seed was seen in people who were not Jews. God had Gentiles among His people even under the Old Covenant (Isaiah 56:1-7). The line of the Jews — the root of King David — was selected by God for the mother of Jesus; however, we are told that there is neither Jew nor Greek, but only the wicked and the righteous after the cross (Galatians 3:28). God does not recognize human DNA; all carnal flesh is fallen.
The Old Covenant began with Abraham
God’s Old Covenant promise began with a Gentile, Abram, whose name was changed to Abraham (Genesis 17:5).
Abraham begat Ishmael with Hagar. God said He would multiply Ishmael exceedingly, twelve princes shall he beget, and He will make him a great nation (Genesis 17:20).
Sarah then bore Abraham Issac (Genesis 21:2-3). God told Abraham that His covenant will not be established with Ishmael, but with Isaac (Genesis 17:21). So one of Abraham’s sons was created to be a vessel of wrath fit for destruction (Romans 9:22), while the other was chosen to establish God’s covenant with man. It’s not about race or DNA.
When Sarah died, Abraham took another wife who bore him 6 children, and he had children with concubines as well whom he sent eastward unto the east country (Genesis 25:1-6).
Isaac and his wife Rebekah begat twins, Esau and Jacob. The Lord told Rebekah, “Two nations are in thy womb” and that two manner of people would be separated from her, and the younger would be stronger and the elder would serve the younger (Genesis 25:21-24). Here, we see a righteous seed and a wicked seed coming from the same 2 parents, literally from the same womb. Again, God’s seed is not based on human DNA or on a human bloodline.
God told Jacob his name would no more be called Jacob, but Israel, for he was a prince that had power with God and with men (Genesis 33:15). Israel is a PEOPLE.… NOT a nation-state.
Jacob/Israel bore 12 sons with two wives and two concubines, the 12 tribes of God’s Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, Benjamin, Dan, Naphtali, Gad and Asher (Genesis 35:21-27).
From out of the loins of Israel/Jacob came 70 souls who, with their households, went into Egypt (Exodus 1:1-6).
The Old Covenant under Moses then Joshua
God filled the land of Egypt with the descendants of Israel/Jacob — the children of Israel multiplied greatly. From the house of Levi was born a child named Moses who was taken in and raised by Pharaoh’s daughter (Exodus 2:1-6).
God desired the children of Israel/Jacob to be His people and He their God (Exodus 6:7). So God brought them out of Egypt and under the leadership of Moses, He taught them how to be His people (Exodus 3:15-17; Exodus 20:1-17; Exodus chapters 20-40; the book of Leviticus).
Moses passed and Joshua was commissioned as the new leader of Israel (Joshua 1:1-2). Under Joshua, God fulfilled His promise of the giving of the Promised Land to the children of Israel (Joshua chapters 12-21).
And the Lord gave unto Israel all of the land which He sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein.Joshua 21:43
Today, there is a group of people claiming they have a right to tangible land previously promised to them by God. Not true. We see in Joshua 21:43 that God fulfilled His land promise to Israel in the day of Joshua.
God Divorces Israel/House of Jacob
Unfortunately, the Chosen turned away from God and chose the world as their god (Deuteronomy 28:47-50). God says that the people broke His covenant with them (Jeremiah 31:32).
And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.Deuteronomy 28:64
God then divorced His people and allowed them to lose the land He gave them. He then destroyed their city Jerusalem, their Jewish government and their temple in 70 AD because they rejected and crucified their Messiah — this was when Jesus came in the clouds and poured out His 3 1/2 year wrath on those who pierced Him from late-66 – early 70 AD (for details, see Coming in the Clouds – Jesus’ Second Coming).
And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.Jeremiah 3:8
Without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the purification of the blood of Jesus, fallen mankind under the Old Covenant were unable to abide by God’s Old Covenant laws.
God Sends Mankind a Savior
God then poured out His mercy on ALL of mankind by sending us a Savior, Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son. Through God’s grace, all those redeemed by the blood of Jesus are now under the New Covenant.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.John 3:14 & 16
God makes it perfectly clear that his previous covenant with Israel was ended and fulfilled with a New Covenant of grace and mercy. No one will come to the Father except through His Son, Jesus Christ (John 14:6, 10:9).
God Does Not Have Two New Covenants
God does not recognize us by our DNA. God sees only two groups of people on this earth: Spiritual Israel who are His redeemed saints in covenant with Him, and the tares who are all those of the antichrist spirit who refuse to keep His covenant (Matthew 13:24-30).
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.Matthew 13:30
In order for there to be special rules for those with Jewish DNA and different rules for those of non-Jewish ethnicity, there would have to be two New Covenants.
God clearly declares in Jeremiah 31:31-32 “I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah” and that this covenant will not be “according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt.”
The bible only speaks of ONE New Covenant — the present covenant — that is, God’s gift of redemption through Christ Jesus which the called must accept if they are to be God’s Chosen. Absolutely no one will enter the New Earth and the New Heaven or walk through the gates of New Jerusalem if they have not been redeemed through the blood of Jesus Christ (John 14:6). This is a gift from God that we cannot do anything to receive (Ephesians 2:8-9). For details, see New Heaven and New Earth is Not What We’ve Been Taught.
God Promises Redemption for His People
In Isaiah 54:7-8, God tells His people that he forsook them for a moment, but with great mercies will He gather them because He is their Redeemer. Verse 54:14 explains that in righteousness shall they be established — the Lord will redeem them if they heed His teachings (verse 54:13). No weapon formed against the servants of the Lord shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17).
Through God’s mercy and His everlasting kindness, He provided a way of redemption for those who broke His first covenant. God will unblind His predestined so they may be His servants in covenant with Him again (Isaiah 54:17). This is NOT saying that those who rejected Jesus Christ while alive on earth will skip the lake of fire — we ONLY come to the Father through the Son. Colossians 1:20 tells us that God will open the eyes of ALL whom He had blinded. The purpose of the lake of fire is for punishment, but also for refinement – Jesus’ blood conquered ALL sin and death for ALL of creation (for info, see Hell is Not Eternal – God Works in Ages).
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.Colossians 1:20 (KJV)
But God will call Jews back to Israel
We have established that Israel is God’s people who are under His covenant and Israel is NOT a plot of land. In the end times, God will not be calling anyone to a geographical location — any such thing is a deception of the antichrist which will probably include the unveiling of a false Jewish messiah.
The calling of the Jews back to Israel is God opening the eyes of them and of ALL unbelievers and backsliders so His predestined will return to Him, His spiritual Israel (Hebrews 8:10). He will open their eyes and show them that the unbelieving Jews crucified their Savior, God’s only begotten Son, with the support of their unbelieving Gentile neighbors.
There will be a great number of nations/people who will seek out God and His ways in the end times, but sadly, it will still be a small minority of the population who will receive salvation — most people will not repent/turn away from their sins and follow God’s path (Matthew 7:13-14).
No where in the bible does God tell us that unbelievers of any ethnicity will ever be His Chosen people who will enter into His heavenly kingdom. All must come to God through Christ Jesus.
But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. 2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.Micah 4:1-2
In this verse, the mountain of the house of the Lord is Zion, the spiritual place where many peoples are brought to new life by way of the gospel of Christ. God’s law will go forth from Zion (by the mouths of the redeemed) by way of the word of the Lord (the gospel/Jesus Christ) from spiritual Jerusalem (those born again who are presently reigning with Christ from His holy city in His spiritual kingdom – Revelation 21:1-3).
Notice Micah 4:1 says “in the last days,” so we know these events will happen PRIOR to the Second Coming of Christ and not during an earthly Millennial reign after Jesus comes and destroys this earth (see article Millennial Reign – The Thousand Years). In fact, the last days that Micah speaks of happened from 66-70 AD with the total destruction of the temple, the physical city of Jerusalem, and the leadership of the Jewish government. God established His kingdom unto Jesus Christ with the cross and with the ending of all things that existed under the old covenant (see this exceptional article for details).
The Jerusalem and Zion spoken of in verse 2 are NOT going to come later after Jesus’ return — they are here NOW in spiritual form. Remember that 1 Corinthians 2:13 tells us to learn as the Holy Spirit teaches and compare the spiritual with the spiritual.
When verse 2 says “the word of the Lord from Jerusalem,” it does not mean the literal plot of land Jerusalem located in the 1948 nation-state of Israel because God left that land. The word of the Lord is Jesus Christ Himself which is the Gospel message. God’s Jerusalem is now spiritual and is the heart of all those who are born again (Revelation 21:1-3), and is where the redeemed are reigning with Christ Jesus right now (see the article The Kingdom of God is Here). When Psalm 122:6 tells us to pray for peace in Jerusalem, we are literally praying for the spiritual peace of ourselves and of the redeemed church.
But God promised Israel they will get their land back
No nation state or people have any tangible land owed to them by God. Under the old covenant, God’s land promise was completely fulfilled for Israel/God’s people as we are told in Joshua 21:43.
They lost the promised land when they broke covenant with God and He then divorced them and scattered them from one end of the earth to the other (Jeremiah 3:8, Deuteronomy 28:64).
Because the old covenant was abolished and there are not two new covenants, the people Israel are all those redeemed under the New Covenant — we are called “spiritual Israel” because we are now in God’s SPIRITUAL kingdom.
God is not going to give a dust bowl — earthly land that He deserted — to those redeemed or to anyone. Those days are over and were made spiritual when fulfilled in Christ (see The Commandments According to Jesus).
With the New Covenant came a new land promise — a new earth, new heavens and it’s glorious city, New Jerusalem… all spiritual and not of this physical carnal earth.
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.2 Peter 3:13
Put simply, God WILL give Israel their land back — this means the saved (spiritual Israel) will receive a new earth (non-worldly citizenship) and new heavens (governed by God)…. this happens when we enter God’s kingdom at the time of salvation when we are spiritually baptized in the blood and receive the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:28) — see All About Baptism.
We have this new earth and new heaven now while on this earth — see New Heaven & New Earth is Not What We’ve Been Taught. Our earthly-realm-works/fruits will follow us into the heavenly spiritual realm (see Are You Producing Good Fruit?).
But if I bless Israel, I’ll be blessed
The clueless self-righteous hang their hat of salvation on this verse (Genesis 12:3). Do you even know who Israel is? How are you blessing Israel? By sending money to the nation state who is committing crimes against humanity? Is this God’s desire or the doings of the wicked? By telling others you just love Israel while waving a flag with a pagan hexagram star on it (details here) — the star of Remphan made out of 2 inverted triangles that they wrongly call the “Star of David?” By supporting the very geographical area where the false prophet is currently setting up the Antichrist kingdom? You think because a group of men named some new country “Israel” in 1948 that it is this wicked government, the Antichrist nation, that God wants you to bless?? That is called Zionism, a creation of the Synagogue of Satan, and is rank apostasy! Details here.
Never in God’s Word does He ever tell us to bless a governmental entity. Never does He tell us to bless godless actions/laws/rules/statues. Never does He tell us to bless the wicked or unbelievers with ANYTHING but the gospel message of Jesus Christ. GOD TELLS US NOT TO PRAY OVER THOSE WHO SIN UNTO SPIRITUAL DEATH (1 John 5:16). If you believe this nonsense, you’re practicing Zionism and are firmly entrenched in the antichrist beast system.
Zionists will use you for the benefit of the antichrist kingdom if you do not understand the spiritual kingdom of which you are NOW in (see Millennial Reign – The Thousand Years).
Israel is PEOPLE…. ALL people from ALL ethnicities who are IN COVENANT WITH GOD through redemption by the blood of Jesus Christ.
BLESS GOD’S PEOPLE…. BLESS THE PEOPLE REDEEMED IN JESUS CHRIST. Bless the unbelievers with the Gospel message of Christ. THIS is how you receive God’s blessings, by blessing the true spiritual Israel of God (which is serving your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ).
There is also a blessing promised in Deuteronomy 11:27 — it says “you will be blessed if you OBEY the commandments of the Lord your God…” but this verse isn’t at all popular with the clueless self-righteous who would rather throw their money to the antichrist nation-state of Israel and perpetuate crimes against humanity.
Here is what your Israel donations are funding:
- Discrimination of migrants and refugees
- Demolition of the Palestinian’s homes
- Regular unnecessary violence against Palestinians
- Regularly killing unarmed civilians
- Killing unborn children at checkpoints
- Arresting and torturing children
- Sexual assault
- Draconian crackdowns
- Forced poverty
Serving the 1948 Israel is Anti-Christ
To find out what 1948 Israel’s role is in these end times, and how you are being duped into serving an anti-christ false-Christianity, see this comprehensive article: Georgia Guidestones Destroyed – Who is Taking Down the U.S.?
God warns who is NOT His Chosen
God warns us that there are those who call themselves Jews but are not, they are the synagogue of Satan.
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.Revelation 3:9
The Zionist state of Israel was created by Khazar Jews (Jews-and-are-not) who came from Eastern Europe — see this article.
I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.Revelation 2:9
God is warning us that there are people calling themselves ethnic Jews (or spiritual Jews/the righteous) who are serving the Antichrist, even today. God tells us that these ethnic Jews, crypto-Jews and false Christians who are faking a spiritual baptism in the Holy Spirit, are going to be labeled the synagogue of Satan. It does not get any clearer than that.
We understand by comparing the spiritual with the spiritual (1 Corinthians 2:13) that the synagogue of Satan is not just made up of wicked bloodline Jews or even crypto-Jews… ALL who choose the world and not salvation through Jesus are of the synagogue of Satan.
A Jew is one of the heart — this includes all of the redeemed in Christ of all races. God says if we are lukewarm, He will spew us out (Revelation 3:16). God is not racist — he does not consider our DNA when He is examining the hearts and minds of people (1 Samuel 16:7).
God tells us in Jeremiah 31:31 that after the breaking of the old covenant, He will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. If you are not in covenant with Him, you are not His Chosen people.
But ALL Israel shall be Saved
Romans 12:26-27 states that “all Israel shall be saved.” It goes on to tell us how — “there shall come out of Sion [Zion] the Deliverer [Jesus Christ], and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For THIS IS MY COVENANT UNTO THEM, when I shall take away their sins.” We have established there is only one New Covenant and that is in Jesus Christ.
Verse 12:25 tells us God has blinded apostate Israel to show the non-Jews mercy so that, in turn, apostate Israel will be shown mercy through the mercy given to spiritual Israel.
6 But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel; 7 nor are they all children because they are Abraham’s descendants, but: “through Isaac your descendants shall be named.”Romans 9:6-7 (NASB)
GOD DOES NOT SEE DNA OR GENETICS. All of spiritual Israel shall be saved from the lake of fire — these are those people who God has drawn to His Son from before the foundation of the world (Revelation 17:8, Ephesians 1:4).
All Redeemed are God’s Chosen People
Just like God recognizes that not all ethnic Jews are Israel, he tells us that redeemed foreigners ARE Israel. In fact, He corrects Gentiles who are in covenant with Him for saying that God will separate them from His Chosen people… and this correction came from God when mankind was still under the Old Covenant, so how true it is under the New Covenant of grace! Please read this passage carefully:
Isaiah 56: 1-7
1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying, The Lord hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
4 For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
God is LITERALLY saying that strangers/foreigners, and sons of strangers, and EVERY ONE who “joins themselves to the Lord” and “take hold of my covenant” will He bring into His house of Israel. And neither let them say they will be separated from His people for they will not be cut off. Hallelujah!
To be God’s Chosen, you must receive redemption through the blood of His Son, die to self, take up your cross daily, and abide in His ways. DNA is NOT a factor and God literally tells us in His own words to never utter or think such a thing. ALL who serve Him — and we only get to Him when He draws us to Jesus — are in His kingdom.
There is only ONE New Covenant for ALL ethnicities with the same requirement for all — being washed clean in the blood of Jesus Christ.
The End Times Remnant
God speaks of having a remnant in the end times, a very small number of Christians who have been rejected by the world’s churches for teaching the truth of God’s Word (Revelation 11:13, 12:17).
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.Romans 11:5
Being a member of a brick and mortar incorporated religious organization or putting faith in their leaders’ words is not and has never been in God’s plan. We see these church houses teaching false doctrines of men and they are deceiving even the elect (Matthew 24:24). Students of men are twisting the scriptures to fit the doctrines that men taught them. “Christians” hold men behind pulpits in high esteem when the Lord warns us to trust no man (Psalms 146:3). [For more details, see the articles How Satan is Deceiving You and Seven False Teachers in the Church.]
Two things will happen before the day of the Lord will come: 1) A falling away, and 2) Antichrist will be revealed (2 Thessalonians 2:3 study is here). Both have already occurred — see this article for details.
This apostasy in our church houses is the falling away, but so few have eyes to see.
Know who Israel is and who and what it is not. Through His mercy, ALL who enter into covenant with Him will be grafted in (Romans 11:11-24).
Forget every word you have ever heard spoken by a man and read your bible with a blank slate, guided by the Holy Spirit. Meet with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and do not trust your spiritual state to any human teacher without studying the words in your bible (see Matthew 23:9-11). The Word, Jesus Christ, leads us all, and the Holy Spirit is our teacher.
The remnant’s purpose is to share the gospel message and ALL of its truths in the short time we have remaining on this earth. We are the LAST GENERATION. Maranatha/Come Lord Jesus!
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