WHO ARE GOD’S PEOPLE (ISRAEL) TODAY?
Jews will tell you it is those who keep the Law, Old Testament, Left Brain. Christians will tell you it is those who are saved by the grace of Jesus/Yeshua, New Testament, Right Brain. I want to present a novel idea, maybe it is a combination of the two, Whole Bible, Whole Brain, mature person of God. Israel is God’s people, not just a physical location on a map. But all of God’s people will be moving to Israel in the soon coming millennium. God’s people by definition have the faith of Messiah/Jesus AND keep the commandments.
We were slaves to sin and death until Yeshua/Jesus came and died to free us. No one was able to keep the law because they were slaves to sin and death. Now by the grace of Yah/God we are able to obey, because we are no longer slaves to sin and death.
If you love me you will keep my commandments. Yeshua/Jesus is the Word, the Whole Word, not the Old or the New Testament, but the Whole Word of God.
Could this possible be the narrow path? Or why he calls Christians lukewarm? Is this why He says “away from me, I never knew you”. Just something to consider.
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Revelation 14:12
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 12:17
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass , one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled . 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:17-19
In Matthew 5 the Savior said “I did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it.” The word “fulfill” is from the Greek word “pleroo” which actually means to “confirm.” This verse should say, “I did not come to abolish the Torah but to confirm it.” WOW!
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Revelation 3:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. Psalm 111:10
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them , I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 7:21-23
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 1 John 2:3-5
If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 15:24
Num 15:15 ‘One law is for you of the assembly and for the stranger who sojourns with you – a law forever throughout your generations. As you are, so is the stranger before Yahuweh.
Num 15:16 ‘One Torah and one right-ruling is for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.’ ”
Exo 12:19 ‘For seven days no leaven is to be found in your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, that same being shall be cut off from the congregation of Yisra’ĕl, whether sojourner or native of the land.
Exo 12:49 “There is one Torah for the native-born and for the stranger who sojourns among you.”
Lev 19:34 ‘Let the stranger who dwells among you be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself. For you were strangers in the land of Mitsrayim. I am Yahuweh your Elohim.
Lev 24:22 ‘You are to have one right-ruling, for the stranger and for the native, for I am Yahuweh your Elohim.’ ”
Num 9:14 ‘And when a stranger sojourns among you, then he shall perform the Passover of Yahuweh He shall do so according to the law of the Passover and according to its right-ruling. You have one law, both for the stranger and the native of the land.’ ”
Num 15:29 ‘For him who does whatever by mistake there is one Torah, both for him who is native among the children of Yisra’ĕl and for the stranger who sojourns in their midst. Num 15:30 ‘But the being who does whatever defiantly, whether he is native or a stranger, he reviles Yahuweh, and that being shall be cut off from among his people.
Isa 42:6 “I,Yahuweh, have called You in righteousness, and I take hold of Your hand and guard You, and give You for a covenant to a people, for a light to the gentiles, Isa 42:7 to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house.
Isa 60:3 “And the gentiles shall come to your light, and sovereigns to the brightness of your rising.
Mat 5:14 “You are the light of the world. It is impossible for a city to be hidden on a mountain.
Mat 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, so that they see your good works and praise your Father who is in the heavens.
Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah Yahushua unto good works, which Elohim prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Eph 2:11 Therefore remember that you, once gentiles in the flesh, who are called ‘the uncircumcision’ by what is called ‘the circumcision’ made in the flesh by hands, Eph 2:12 that at that time you were without Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Yisra’ĕl and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no expectation and without Elohim in the world. Eph 2:13 But now in Messiah Yahushua you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah.
Act 13:47 “For so the Master has commanded us, ‘I have set you to be a light to the gentiles, that you should be for deliverance to the ends of the earth.’ ”
1Jn 2:10 The one who loves his brother stays in the light, and there is no stumbling-block in him.
1Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Yahushua Messiah His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Mattithyahu( Matthew ) 5:17-19 Do not think that I came to destroy ( kataulo- to loosen down, disintegrate, to demolish, halt, destroy, dissolve, overthrow or do away with) the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill ( pleroo- To make replete, well supplied, to level up, to influence, verify, coincide with a prediction, make full, fully preach, make perfect, to magnify) For truly I say to you, till heaven and earth pass (pererchomai- go away, perish, pass away, are over and done, removed or pushed aside) one jot or one tit-tle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done ( ginomai- come to pass, be done, come to end, be ended) Whoever therefore breaks ( luo- put off, loosen, break up, destroy, dissolves, melts) one of the least (elachistos- least in size, smallest, very little) of these commandments ( entole – injunctions, prescriptions orders to perform, authorative commands) and teaches men so( houto- in this way, in this manner, on this fashion, in this manner) shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does ( poieo- to keep, abide, agree, commit to, continue with out delay, exercise, hold and keep) and teaches them shall be called great (megas- exceedingly great, high, mighty, strong) in the reign of the heavens.
Tehillim(Psalms)89:34 34“I shall not profane (shanah-to alter, to change, to strike from, to disguise, pervert or do a second time) My covenant, Neither would I change what has gone out from My lips
Ibrim(Hebrews)13:8-9 Yahushua Messiah is the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Do not be borne about by various and strange teachings.
Mat 7:22 “Many shall say to Me in that day, ‘Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?’
Mat 7:23 “And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!’
*Anomia G458 Root word Anomos G459
Thayers definition- a person in a condition of being without the Law, a person who is ignorant of the Law, a person violating the Law, Lawless, without the Law or unlawful, to wander away from a law or commandment, to refuse to observe a set of laws.
Strongs definition-illegality, a person that is in violation of a Law, transgression of the Law, without the Law, lawless, unlawful
*Adikia G93 root word Adikos G94
Thayers definition- with deeds violating laws, not following the laws of a judge, the physical act of going against laws.
Strongs definition –the act of iniquity, the act of being unjust, injustice, wrongfulness, a person being unrighteous.
Matthew 13:41 “The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness (anomia).
Matthew 23:28 “So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness(anomia).
Matthew 24:12 “Because lawlessness (anomia)is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the secret of lawlessness (anomia) is already at work – only until he who now restrains comes out of the midst.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness,(anomia) or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Titus 2:14 who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless (anomia) deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
Hebrews 1:9 “You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness.(anomia) Because of this, Elohim, Your Elohim, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”
1 John 3:4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness (anomia); and sin is lawlessness.(anomia)
Luke 13:27 But He shall say, ‘I say to you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of unrighteousness ( adikia- iniquity, unjust, with deeds violating laws, not following the laws of a judge, the physical act of going against laws).
Acts 8:23 For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by unrighteousness(adikia).
1 Corinthians 13:6 Love does not rejoice over the unrighteousness (adikia), but rejoices in the truth,
2 Timothy 2:19 However, the solid foundation of Elohim stands firm, having this seal, Yahuweh knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the Name of Messiah turn away from unrighteousness (adikia).
John 7:18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness (adikia) in Him,