Who Is A True Israelite?
Who Is A True Israelite?
(A True Son Or Daughter Of Abraham?)
To know who is a true Israelite, we must go to the sacred scriptures and find out how the Lord defines a true son or daughter of Abraham, a true Israelite…
A true Israelite has had a heart transplant:
“And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.” [Deuteronomy 30:6]
“And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.” [Ezekiel 11:19-20]
A true Israelite realizes everyone is a condemned sinner from birth:
“The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.” [Psalm 58:3]
“Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” [Psalm 51:5]
“The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” [Psalm 14:2-3]
“Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.” [Isaiah 59:1-4]
A true Israelite understands that he cannot merit salvation by keeping the Law or by any other human effort:
“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” [Isaiah 64:6]
A true Israelite realizes that Hell is a literal place:
“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” [Daniel 12:2]
“For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.” [Psalm 86:13]
“Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.” [Proverbs 27:20]
A true Israelite understands that Hell is the final destination of those who die without the blood atonement of the Messiah:
“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” [Psalm 9:17]
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” [Leviticus 17:11]
A true Israelite understands that God Himself provided the blood sacrifice for sin, as He did when He asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac:
“And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.” [Genesis 22:6-8]
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” [John 1:29]
A true Israelite believes the prophet Isaiah when he said the Messiah had to die:
“Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” [Isaiah 52:13-53:12]
A true Israelite believes the psalmist who spoke of the crucifixion of the Messiah in Psalm 22:
“They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.” [Psalm 22:13-18]
A true Israelite believes the prophet Zechariah who spoke of the crucifixion of the Messiah:
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.” [Zechariah 12:10]
What is the bottom line?
The bottom line is this: the Messiah is coming soon. If the scriptures are true, and it turns out that He is Jesus Christ, and you are still in your sins, and not covered in the atoning blood of the Messiah, Yeshua, then you will be like all the others who will be crying out in horror as the universe collapses:
“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb” [Revelation 6:12-16]
Do You Have A Saviour?
Are you like most people, trying to work your way to heaven? Do you think your prayers and good deeds will get rid of all your sins? If you do, then you have no idea of how much God hates sin: “For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.” (Deuteronomy 4:24). God is much holier than people realize. Sins are not just bad things that we do. People don’t realize that they are breaking God’s commandments all day long, every day, just by the things they say and the thoughts in their minds. By the time people get old and die, they have committed perhaps millions of sins. Even just one sin will send a person to hell for eternity. Adam and Eve were cursed by God for committing just one sin. That is how holy God is.
Only God can take away sins and He requires blood atonement. There is only ONE Messiah who ever who ever claimed His shed blood would be the atonement for anyone’s sins and who at the same time proved He was eternal God by raising Himself and others from the dead: Yeshua – Jesus Christ – The Lamb of God!
Even the most learned Rabbi can be wrong in his teachings about the Messiah, especially if he does not want to believe the truth of scripture:
“Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe” [Luke 22:67]
“Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.” [John 4:48]
“I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” [John 8:24]
“The other disciples therefore said unto him [Thomas], We have seen the Lord. But he [Thomas] said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” [John 20:25-29]
You must repent of your sins, forsaking them and hating them as God hates them… “Thus saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.” (Ezekiel 14:6). Ask God to give you a hatred for your sins and to enable you to faithfully serve Him. Cry out to God to have mercy on you and to save your lost soul from the wrath to come – before its too late… “God be merciful to me a sinner” [Luke 18:13] …
“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation” [Hebrews 2:3]
Are you a true Israelite of God?
Are you sure?
Christ Died For The Ungodly
by Horatius Bonar
The divine testimony concerning man is, that he is a sinner. God bears witness against him, not for him; and testifies that "there is none righteous, no, not one"; that there is "none that doeth good"; none "that understandeth"; none that even seeks after God, and, still more, none that loves Him (Psa. 14:1-3; Rom. 3:10-12). God speaks of man kindly, but severely; as one yearning over a lost child, yet as one who will make no terms with sin, and will "by no means clear the guilty." <continued>
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