There are certain unique and distinguishing qualities that are only found in those who are the true Israel of God. The blessings promised to Abraham would also come upon all who are a part of the spiritual family known as the true Israel of God. We can only receive the promise of the Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ (Gal 3:14). Abraham rejoiced in the Lord God his redeemer. His righteousness was not by the works of law, but through faith in Christ (John 8:56, Rom 3:22).
The true Israel of God is sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, and as Heirs, they have the legal right to obtain an eternal inheritance (Eph 1:13, Eph 2:12-16, Rom 5:21).
Gal 3:29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
An important attribute of the true Israel of God, is that they faithfully follow Christ in Spirit and in Truth. The Elect are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time. We await the second advent of Christ, who will return with our salvation (1 Peter 1:5-9, Heb 9:28).
1 Peter 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
The true Israel of God that shall endure unto the end shall be saved (Mat 24:13).
Gal 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
The true Israel of God, has been made free from the bondage of the law of sin and death. Christ came to redeem those that were under the law, that they too might receive the adoption of sons (Gal 4:5, 9, 5:1-6, Rom 8:2, 15).
2 John 7-11 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
Born again believers that continue in the doctrine of Christ are the true Israel of God. Those who are not in Christ, have neither the Father nor the Son (1 John 2:22, 2 John 1:9).
If there come any unto you, that does not hold onto this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither rejoice with him lest you partake of his evil deeds (2 John 1:10-11).
Those who are in Christ understand their place and purpose with the Creator of all things. The Lord Jesus Christ is our redeemer that will reward us with salvation. Through His Holy Spirit that dwells within us, the identity of the true Israel of God is no longer a mystery, as it is to those that are deceived.
To recognize the deniers of Christ that reside in the modern man made state of Israel, as the Israel of God, is a dangerous and deadly deceptive doctrine. Those that despise Christ 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 true Israel of God. Judah was even more treacherous in her whoredoms, and therefor was not considered the true Israel of God either (Jer 3:6-11). The true Israel of God does not love the world, nor the things in the world that bring about spiritual destruction (Mark 4:19, 1 John 2:16, Rom 13:14, Gal 5:16).
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Like Israel after the flesh that had rejected the Father, so too would these children of Judah reject the Lord and forfeit the right to be redeemed, or to be affectionately called the Israel of God (Jer 7:11; Math 21:13; Jer 7:11; John 1:9-14; Rev 2:9; Rev 3:9). Born again believers are the true Israel of God, for we worship Him in Spirit and in truth.
Anyone with Spiritual discernment in Christ, knows that He declared the false house of Judah to be desolate, their house was declared desolate as was their religion (Math 23:38; Acts 26:5; Gal 1:13-14).
Christ came to confirm the covenant with many, and only the true Israel of God accepted His testimony unto everlasting life (John 3:33-36). The true Israel of God, are the only ones to be recognized as the children or sons of God. Those who continue in His covenant are indeed rightful Heirs of the Kingdom (Heb 8:6-10).
Eph 5:6-11 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth; Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Of the many false teachings regarding Israel and the end times, one stands out that is quite outrageous. According to this false doctrine, all Christians 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 this group will witness to the world during the Great Tribulation. Born again believers are the true Israel of God, and Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God (John 3:3).
The blessing given to Abraham was unto the entire house of God that are known as the true Israel of God.
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, 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, Jacob nor his sons were of the tribe of Judah. They were not jewish, nor did they practice the religion of judaism. Furthermore even if those that reside in modern day Israel could prove a lineage from Jacob’s son Judah, which is highly unlikely, 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 to recognize, is that the true Israel of God represents the entire body of Christ. All who are truly transformed by Christ are Sealed with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and are the true 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.
John the Baptist was a messenger that announced the arrival of Christ the Messiah (Luke 7:27). The water baptism of John was unto repentance (Mat 3:11).
The false house of Judah rejected God who was manifest in the flesh. They would not be baptized of John, nor would they receive the Holy Spirit through the Baptism of Christ (Luke 7:29-30; Mark 1:8).
John was the one who would prepare the way for Christ, spoken of by the Prophet Isaiah (Matt 3:3; Isa 40:3-10; 57:14-15; 62:10-12).
The Pharisees knew of the Glory of Christ The Messiah, that would be revealed in Judaea (Isa 40:5). However they made a false pretense, with an outward appearance of justification before men. Man is justified by faith through Christ, without the works of the law (Rom 3:28).
God indeed knows the condition of the heart of man, for that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God (Luke 16:15). How many who claim to be of Christ today are guilty of this crime? The true Israel of God has the ability to clearly discern who these frauds at the pulpits are. The traditions of men always lead to grave distortions of the truth unto destruction.
All of the faithful in Christ are considered the true Israel of God, and are promised the inheritance of eternal life through Him, at His second coming. To claim to be the true Israel of God, and the chosen ones of the tribe of Judah, without Christ Jesus is simply a nonsensical notion.
Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness comes by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
The Word of God was first spoken to the people in Judaea, and unto the tribe of Judah. The vast majority of these people however, were of a deceptive and self righteous denomination or sect that rejected the New Covenant of Christ.
Because of their hypocrisy and iniquity their house was declared desolate. The true Israel of God that would put their trust in the gospel of Christ are called the chosen and faithful of God (Acts 13:26-50; Eph 1:1-14).
The desolation’s declared upon the false house of Judah, was not just a temporary judgment. It was a perpetual spiritual condition that would last until Christ himself returned to bring everlasting righteousness, and remove those things that offend. All will bow to Christ when He returns to judge the world, and reign as King of Kings at the end of this age.
The faithful believers who are the true Israel of God, observe and understand the deception within Judaism, and all other religions that the Great Whore has infiltrated (Dan 9:24-27; Isa 1:21-27; Luke 13:35; Isa 45:21-23; Rom 14:11; Phl 2:10-11; 2 Tim 4:1).
Mat 23:37-38 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
Christ’s house was one of prayer, but these religious leaders had turned it into a den of thieves (Math 21:13). The very same thing occurs in many so-called Christian churches today. Christianity has become a multi billion dollar industry that peddles cheap salvation and other deceptive doctrines that will lead many to hell.
Isaiah 1:21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
The Redeemed In Christ that will Inherit Zion, are those that Christ gathers at His Second Coming, these have the Law of Christ in their hearts, and this is the second gathering of the true Israel of God (Isa 51:7; Heb 10:16).
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.