November, 2007 www.RemnantofGod.org Presents of God ministry
Who is Israel?
Greetings in these last days of life on earth. This month's newsletter is in answer to a question I have been asked repeatedly. So, in the time honored tradition of Presents of God ministry I have decided to answer the question one more time, however this time I am placing the answer on the website for future reference. I pray you are blessed by the Truth shared here. I also pray it is tool that can be used by many Christians the world over to help quench the error that has run rampant so as to cause so many to miss what's actually happening in the prophetic present.
By the way.. this Newsletter is also the transcript of my newest video titled, "Who is Israel?" So click the link and read along if you wish.
walks of life, Christian and non Christian alike, people have the assumed
belief that the chosen people of God has to be the physical nation of Israel
located in the Middle East. The truth is,
is a name given by God to Jacob in Genesis 32:28, where it says, "…Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but
Turns out, Jacob’s
perfect repentance of the sin he had committed against his brother Esau, as
well as making the final decision that we are also all called to wrestle with
in life, by professing the Lord thy God as His eternal guide, allowed him this
blessing. His transgression was forgiven as God promises all of us, and since his
sin was so perfectly purged, he could now endure God's presence as well as the
eternal name of
49:10 we read the prophetic statement that, "The sceptre shall not depart
At one time the
Gentiles were not considered the people of God. In fact they were considered
unclean by the Jewish nation. But after Jesus worked, died, resurrected and ascended,
three and a half years later probation ended for the Jewish nation as Daniel
the prophet predicted would happen 490 years after
When Jesus first arrived and started to share His Gospel truth, most of the leaders of the physical nation of Israel rejected Him, and as we can see today, that same physical nation still rejects Him, yet we find Jesus has been accepted by what that same nation still calls Gentiles in every other nation. His Gospel message has spread world wide just as He prophecied it would.
statement declared in Genesis and Hosea is also repeated by Jesus Christ
Himself in Matthew 21:43 when He is speaking to the Jews. He clearly says that,
The fact the fruits have now grown into a global forest of believers proves this prophetic statement fulfilled and absolute truth.
Later in Acts 13:46 we find the prophecy regarding having the Kingdom of God taken from “physical Israel” straightforwardly fulfilled when Paul and Barnabas are being ridiculed and reproached by the Jews one day with blasphemous statements as they try to share the Gospel message. So on that fateful day, Paul and Barnabas turned to the Jews that were speaking out and said, “…It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.”
In Romans 2:28,29 we learn that, “…he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. “
A few chapters later in
Romans 9:6-8 it says that, “…they are not all
In other words, you
are not guaranteed Heaven simply because you are born into a Jewish family. Peering
into this reality at its base elements, a family is nothing more then a flesh
generated unit. It is not a spiritual entity claiming spiritual things. It’s
just a family name. As Christians we know that the “flesh” has no claim on
Christ, nor can it ever lay claim because John 4:24 says "God is a
Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in
truth." "For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the
flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit." (Romans
8:5) "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the
flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the
things that ye would." (Galatians 5:17) Only those that understand, profess,
and believe the promise can be called heirs and citizens of
And finally, Galatians 3:26-29 says, "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."
It was believed by
Notice what Jesus Himself said to the Jews one day 2000 year ago...
It’s recorded in Mark 12:1-12, "And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled. And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some. Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way."
Jesus clearly stated the Jews would loose their favored nation status, but not because of the way they ridiculed, harmed and even killed the prophets of old when the Lord sent them to share His Truth with them and all men. For if it was for this reason, Jesus the Son of God would never have come to them to share the Gospel message in the first place. They were about to kill Him, even though this was just a thought running through their minds for now. The sad thing here is these men of the cloth understood the parable Jesus just shared because the Scriptures clearly say here that THEY KNEW He was speaking of them. They knew the certain man in the parable was God, they knew the vineyard was the Jewish nation, they knew the hedge was the Law of God and their keeping it was the reason God protected them, they knew the tower was the Temple, they knew husbandmen were themselves, they knew the servants were the prophets they harmed and killed in the past and they knew the far country was Heaven. They even knew when Messiah would come He would seek the fruits of their labors for Him. But they had no idea the Son of God was standing before them at that moment. Had they not feared the people, they would have taken Him outside the vineyard at that time and killed Him.
don’t get me wrong. I am not saying all Jews are headed for hell. The Jews,
like any other nation as Paul confirmed earlier, have the same gift of
salvation offered to them completely free of charge because of what Jesus did
If the Jewish nation,
or any other people accept Jesus Christ as Lord, then they too will be found in
the City of
those that take no stock in all the Scriptures I just shared, I say, sheer common
sense grants us the obvious answer here. I ask, how can the physical Jewish
nation be considered the chosen people of God when they openly deny His only
begotten Son Jesus Christ as Messiah and go directly against God’s biblical definition
wonder why Satan would want people to believe those that deny Jesus Christ are the chosen
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My Sons are always reading your website and it has given them a desire to always seek the truth about the prophecies and follow the Lord with a love and diligence I have never seen before,
Thanks for such a good, thorough and detailed answer! Have a better understanding of it now! :)
Thank you for keeping your (Catholicism in a Nutshell) on your web site. It has helped me with the questions regarding homosexual ism so much better. I am glad that you are not holding back anything regarding the faith of Christ. It is helping me to understand the way that the Papacy is working to get people to think it is ok in our lives. I still have much to learn. I can now see that God has given us his word and it is plain in its truth. It is hard for me since I grew up in a VERY liberal Catholic family. I have not wanted to say something wrong to my kids. I have no cable or local shows at my home (cut cable and antenna over a year ago) I found that tv is not all nice. Makes the article Meeting the Devil so scary and acurate. Thank you for the helping comfort to all those ex-Caholics that are trying to learn the truth.
Leigh and Family
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