The identity of the true Israel of Yahweh is revealed in His Children that are Sealed and Set Apart unto Him.
In this message, we will examine the scriptures regarding the true Israel of Yahweh, and His New Covenant promises made with them.
A popular teaching is that God’s people are those who reside in the man made nation of Israel formed in 1948.
The promise of the Old Testament Law was fulfilled through Our Messiah The Savior. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second (Heb 10:9-10, 2 Cor 3:14). The letter of the Old Law is unto death, while the Spirit of the New Law is unto everlasting life. One was written on tablets of stone, the other on our hearts (2 Cor 3:3-6, Heb 8:10, Eze 36:26-28, Jer 31:33).
The True Israel Worships Yahweh
John 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
John speaks of the bride of Messiah in John 3:29, so the born-again believer that is a part of the Church indeed is that bride (John 3:3-19).
Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
However, anyone who follows after strange doctrines, that pervert the gospel of Messiah will be accursed (Gal 1:6-9).
Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Messiah; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto Yahweh
Yahweh also declared that He would make a New Covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah (Jer 31:31-33). The identity of who He would establish this covenant with is essential if we are to understand all of the characteristics of the true Spiritual Israel (Gen 12:3, Heb 8:9).
Mal 2:11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of Yahweh which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god
Both Israel and Judah were at one time the bride of Yahweh, as they were Spiritually married to Him. However, they both committed incredibly wicked acts of whoredoms against Him. Those that violated the conditions of the Holy Covenant caused the promise to become null and void (Deut 28:1-64). These would die in their sins.
Jer 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
Sometimes a bad marriage must end with a divorce especially when adultery is involved.
The house of Judah that committed adultery was also put away for these sins. Messiah declared “Behold, your house is left unto you desolate” (Matt 23:37-38).
The Israel of God
The fulfillment of the promise to the Israel of God is found in part in the following five verses.
Isaiah 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of Yahweh 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.
Heb 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
The identity of the true Israel of Yahweh is a mystery to most, however, His Word describes in vivid detail the identity of the seed to whom the promises were made (Gal 3:16, Eph 2:10-16).
Gal 3:29 And if ye be Messiah’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise
Luke 1:68 Blessed be Yahweh God of Israel; for he hath visited even to redeem his people
Obviously, this refers to all believers in Yahweh, as he did not only come to set free those that resided in Judea.
Rom 9:6 Not as though the word of Yahweh hath taken none effect, for they are not all Israel, which are of Israel
Part two is available HERE.