Author: Michele at ScriptureStudy.Guide
Posted August 1, 2021. Updated August 18, 2021.
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.
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 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), and there are those who will prevail in a much greater way than others. Abraham was chosen because of his righteousness, not his genes.
The Old Covenant began with Abraham
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).
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 they 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).
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.
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 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, allowed them to lose the land He gave them, and then allowed their temple to be destroyed in A.D. 70 by those of the antichrist spirit because they rejected His Son.
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
God saw that human beings were unable to abide by the old covenant laws He gave to them, so He 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 replaced 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 people 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, the gift of redemption through Christ Jesus which everyone must accept if they are to be God’s Chosen. Absolutely no one will enter the New Earth and the New Heavens or walk through the gates of New Jerusalem if they have not been redeemed through the blood of Jesus Christ (John 14:6).
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 the lineage of those who broke His first covenant. God desires they accept salvation so they may be His servants under covenant with Him again (Isaiah 54:17).
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.
The calling of the Jews back to Israel is God opening the eyes of them and of ALL unbelievers and backsliders desiring they all 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 accept salvation — most people will not follow God’s road (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.
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 gospels/Jesus Christ) from spiritual Jerusalem (those born again who are presently reigning with Christ from His holy city in His spiritual kingdom).
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.
The Jerusalem and Zion spoken of in verse 2 are NOT going to come later with Jesus’ return — they are here NOW in spiritual form.
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 government state of Israel because God left that land. The word of the Lord is the gospel of Christ. Jerusalem is spiritual and is the birthplace of all those who are born again, and is where the redeemed are reigning with Christ Jesus right now (see my article “The Kingdom of God is Here”).
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 (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. God is not going to give a dust bowl — land He deserted — to those redeemed or to anyone.
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 (Israel) will receive a new earth and new heavens (their land)… and we enter God’s kingdom at the time of salvation (Matthew 12:28).
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 plan or His will? By telling others you just love Israel while waving a flag with a pagan hexagram star on it — the star made out of 2 inverted triangles that they wrongly call the “Star of David?” By supporting the very geographical area where the antichrist is currently setting up his 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?? Such rank apostasy!
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. If you believe this nonsense, you’re wearing free, trendy, comfy blinders provided to you by the antichrist beast system.
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. THIS is how you receive God’s blessings by blessing the true Israel of God.
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.
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
God is warning us that there are people calling themselves ethnic Jews who are serving the Antichrist, even today. God tells us that these ethnic Jews who are not accepting the salvation He offered through Christ, are going to be labeled the synagogue of Satan. It does not get any clearer than that.
But the synagogue of Satan is not just made up of wicked Jews… ALL who choose the world and not salvation through Jesus are of the synagogue of Satan. 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.
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; 27 For THIS IS MY COVENANT UNTO THEM, when I shall take away their sins.” We have established there is only one new covenant.
Verse 12:25 tells us God has blinded them for a time to allow the Gentiles the opportunity to come into covenant with Him. God will lift this blindness in the end of days and all who will accept His gift of salvation will be saved. Those Jews (and also non-Jews) who do not come into covenant with Him, He will label the “synagogue of Satan” because they were bent toward wickedness and were never His chosen people (Revelation 3:9).
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.
To be God’s Chosen, you must receive redemption through the blood of His Son and abide by 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 through Jesus — are in His kingdom.
There is only ONE New Covenant for ALL ethnicities with the same requirement for all — being washed 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 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).
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).
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 be led by no one who teaches behind a title (Father, Pastor, Rabbi, Doctor, etc — Matthew 23:9-11). The Word, Jesus Christ, leads us all. Become the remnant and guide others in how to be the same. Our days are short. Maranatha/Come Lord Jesus!
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