Isaiah 62:1-2 For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
Most of the carnal Judeans in the Bible rejected Christ, and yet the modern day jewish teachers would explain Isaiah 62:2 as follows :
The gentiles shall see thy righteousness and the kings thy glory.
And thus it would be taught that the Jews in the Bible, are the chosen ones that are superior, as the gentiles will see her righteousness and glory.
However the real interpretation is as follows:
The nations shall see the righteousness of the King of our Glory.
It is taught that those who bless Israel will be blessed, and those that curse Israel will be cursed. The truth of the matter is that this blessing was given to Abraham and all nations through Christ. The blessing was not to the jews in the Bible after the flesh that rejected the Father as well as the Son. The blessing is to the Israel of God, which most assuredly is not the man made nation that exists today (Gen 12:1-2).
Gal 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the people through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Gen 12:1-3 Now the LORD had 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: 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: 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.
This blessing was to Abraham and all that shared in his faithfullness, not modern day Israel.
Mathew speaks of the generations that start with Abraham, continue through David and end with Christ. The blessings of Abraham come on all that have faith through Christ. The reason for this is that the promises were made to Abraham and his seed, which is Christ (Gal 3:14-16).
Keep in mind that neither Abraham, Isaac or Jacob were of the tribe of Judah; they were not jewish and did not practice judaism.
Furthermore even If those in modern day Israel could prove to be of the tribe of Judah, apart from Faith in Christ and adherence to His New Law, there is no blessing.
In Christ there is no difference between the Judeans or the Greeks, the important thing is to recognize that Born again believers are the true Israel of God, and are therefore members of the one body of Christ. All who are truly transformed by Christ are Sealed with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, are truly are the Israel of God.
1 Cor 10:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
Gal 3:28 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.
No where in scripture does God promise any rewards to the so called Jews in the Bible that practice Judaism; this excludes Him from having any part in establishing a nation for them.
The true Spiritual Israel is the whole family of God, that calls upon the name of Christ in truth (Psalm 145:18).
Luke 1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
Obviously this refers to all believers in Christ, as He did not only come to set free those that were in Judea, but indeed all of mankind.
Rom 9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
It is taught that the establishment of the modern day nation of Israel is the fulfillment of the second gathering. Do these people represent the jews in the Bible, in reference to those who are truly of the tribe of Judah?
The new covenant of Christ, is when He puts his laws into our minds, and writes them in our hearts. These are the people of God (Heb 8:10).
Isaiah 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
Christ, through His shed blood has redeemed us from the curse of the law. Most of the jews in the Bible rejected the new law of Christ. The same is true today. Also the second gathering of the true Israel of God, is a future event ( Isa 11:1-16).
Gal 6:15-16 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
Whosoever transgresses, and abides not in the doctrines of Christ, hath not God. Born again believers are the true Israel of God. These are in Christ, and abide by the teachings of Christ. To recognize the deniers of Christ that reside in the modern man made state of Israel, as the Israel of God, or the chosen ones, is a dangerous and deadly deceptive doctrine. Those that despise Christ who created all things are definitely chosen, but it is unto destruction (Col 1:12-18).
The Father gave backsliding Israel a bill of divorcement and put her away as she played the whore with many false gods. Israel after the flesh was not the Israel of God.
Judah was even more treacherous in her whoredoms, so she also was not considered the true Israel of God either (Jer 3:6-11).
Only Born again believers are the true Israel of God. Without His Spirit we can not understand His Word, or escape the deceptions of this present evil world.
At the time when Jesus was born the physical kingdom of Israel was long gone. Christ the Lion of the tribe of Judah came to Judea, to present the new covenant and thus fulfill what was written in the law and the prophets concerning Him.
The house that was called by the name of the Lord had become a den of thieves. The majority were not of the tribe of Judah, but were actually of the synagogue of Satan.
It is taught that 144,000 jews in the Bible, witness to the world after the Christians are raptured to heaven. There are actually twelve tribes mentioned in Revelations, and there is nothing to suggest that the 144,000 who are sealed witness to anyone.
Titus 1:14-16 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Today we not only have jewish fables to contend with, but now we have judeo-christian ones as well. One that is quite outrageous is that the church will be raptured away, and yet many come to be saved through the 144,000 of the twelve tribes of Israel that are left behind.
It is taught that these witness to the world, and that the Great Tribulation is a time for Israel to come to salvation, as all the Christians are raptured away. Below are the facts that prove this theory to also be false, as well as the relevant verses that refer to those that are sealed.
Rev 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
All those in Christ are sealed with his Holy Spirit. The foundation of God stands solid, having this seal. The Lord knows all those that are his people (2 Tim 2:19).
Instead of the word and in Rev 7:4, the word also should be used. The reason being is that the Greek word kai, is also a connector (G 2532). The servants of God and the 144,000, have the same seal of god. The Elect that are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise will go through the Great Tribulation, and have the power to endure until the end.
Rev 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
In this verse the 144,000 are not mentioned, but we know that there are believers in Christ that are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, and thus protected from the Fifth Trumpet Judgment (Rev 9:1-11). The important thing to realize is that all of God’s Elect are sealed with the Holy Spirit. The Sealing occurs when we are baptized in the Spirit. Becoming a Born again follower of the Lord Jesus, is also a reference to this gift given to His Chosen.
Rev 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
Jesus, who is The Lamb of God, stands upon Mount Zion with the 144,000 that are sealed. With reference to this group here in this chapter, there are two possible scenarios:
Rev 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
It should also be noted that the 144,000 are in fact redeemed from among men, and are the first fruits unto God. The word redeemed in this verse refers to a purchase. Jesus redeemed or bought us, with His shed blood that takes our sins away. This group also is said to be without fault before the throne of God. Compare the words first fruits and redemption in the verse below for context.
Romans 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
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