For Jews Only (Part 36 of 42): Why are the Jews referred to as the chosen people? – Part C

Gentile Christians who hate the sin of their own kind, when they see the Jews persecuted and murdered, should use this acid test to know they are the ancestors of the ten lost tribes of Israel.

The apostle Paul referred to this mystery when he said,

“I say then, Have they (the Jews) stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their (the Jews) fall, salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them (the Gentiles) to jealousy. Now if the fall of them (the Jews) be the riches of the (Gentile) world, and the diminishing of them (the Jews) be the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their (the Jews) fullness?” (Romans 11:11-12)

The apostle Paul is saying that the Jews were made to fall (hence the scapegoat) so the Gentiles would be jealous of the Jews.  A jealous person steals what someone else owns.  This is God’s trick on the Gentile to get them to embrace the Jewish Messiah Jesus.  In doing so, Gentiles would be forced by Rome to hear the Jewish Word of God; through which God could perform His miracle of salvation.

Therefore, if the Jewish Messiah Jesus made the Gentile rich in God’s grace, how much more will God make the Jews rich in God’s grace for having used them to be scapegoats?  This is the true salvation plan. For which privilege Israel will see their God and enjoy eternal life forever!

Woe unto you liars! For you have gone the way of Balaam and Balak, who taught the children of Israel a lie for profit… .

Why did people from every other race under the Sun, leave their original nations and band together into what is known as Israel?  The common denominator that caused the formation of Israel was a belief, rather than being flesh and blood ancestors.  It seems that every nation spawned its share of family members that didn’t agree with their family’s idea of worshipping idols.  It was this central idea that caused the formation of the people called Jews.

Although Abraham did have a son named Isaac, he wasn’t born until many foreign people were already a part of Abraham’s tribe known as the Hebrews.  While every other race had its gods and idols, some of their children grew up resisting this belief.

Some people from many nations believed there could only be one God who created all things.  These are the people God took out of every nation and from every race on earth to become Israel.  They wandered away from their blood relatives eventually finding their way to a herd of people known as the Hebrews.  They found a tribe that believed in one God.  Joining the clan of Israel, which later became known as the Jews.

Even the oldest founding father of the nation of Israel, Abraham, came from a Gentile race known as the Babylonians.  They worshipped idols.  He left home to look for another land because of his resistance toward the gods of his own natural father.  His journey brought him to many lands and peoples.  He finally realized he was alone.  He searched for and couldn’t find a tribe of people who believed as he believed.  So, Abraham became the father of the tribe he sought.

A tribe that would accept anyone into it, who believed in One God.  A nation of people whose only common denominator was their belief in the One God of creation.  Thus, the Hebrew nation was born. Later they would become known as the Israelites. Today they are known as the Jews.

To be continued…

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