The Anointed Seed: True Israel

February 25, 2023

Which race was chosen/anointed by YAHWEH, The Nations of Christian Jacob-Israel or the Israeli Jewish State of Esau-Edom or any other race for that matter?

This term is written throughout the Old Testament, as well as the New Testament. The significance of the name change from Abram to Abraham is quite significant. Genesis 17:5 states, neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a Father of many nations have I made thee.

According to The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible:

H87:    Abram means, “High Father, Abram, the original name of Abraham.”[1]

H85:    Abraham means, “To be populous; Father of a multitude; Abraham the later name of Abram.”[2]

G11:    Abram means, “Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch.”[3]

According to an article entitled “The Meaning of Abram and Abraham: Genesis 17:5”:

The proposal of this study has been to treat the names as two distinctly different names for the same person. The meaning of Abram can have three different meanings: (1) Father is exalted, (2) Father departed, and (3) Father is superior. On the other hand, the name Abraham appears to have had two well-defined meanings: (1) Father is indecisive in making decisions, and (2) Father is prolific. When the names are interpreted as referring to the patriarch, there is an element of truth in all five . . . The latter definition would have support from Sarai’s name having been changed to Sarah . . . since “she became great in number or quantity/many, numerous” as suggested by Genesis 17:15, “she will become nations.”

According to Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language, Abrahamic means “pertaining to Abraham, the patriarch.”[4]

The significance is recorded in the text. The change of name recorded here is in itself a confirmation of the promises. Abram (high father) becomes Abraham (father of many nations) for “a Father of many nations have I made thee” (Genesis 17:4). It is YAHWEH’s way of confirming His promises to Abraham.

The historical promises that are referred to in Genesis 17:6 are as follows:

  1. “And I [YAHWEH] will make thee [Abraham] exceedingly ruitful.”
  2. “I will make nations of thee.”
  3. “Kings shall come out of thee.”

With regard to promise 1, Abraham was married to Sarah and had the son of the promise, Isaac, through whom came Jacob/Israel, the twelve patriarchs, and ultimately Yahshuah. Abraham also went in unto Hagar and had Ishmael, the father of the Arabs. After Sarah’s death, Abraham took Keturah to wife and had other offspring as well. So, promise 1 was thoroughly fulfilled even to this day. Promise 1 fulfilled.

With regard to promise 2, Israel became a nation but was ultimately divided and dispersed: the northern house of Israel (which included a majority of the house of Judah) by the Assyrians, never to return, thus resulting in the English-speaking nations of modern-day Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, peppered throughout the world; and the southern house of Judah by the Babylonians, of which only roughly forty-two thousand came back, not exactly the whole house of Israel, which was at last count over five million (conservatively speaking). Both the house of Israel and the house of Judah would become one stick in the hands of the Lord God (Ezekiel 37) when He gathered them from the north, the south, the east, and the west and brought them together. Israel had been mixed among the nations and had been Gentilized and would be personally gathered by the Lord God Himself. Israel was to be a servant nation forever.

With regard to the offspring of Ishmael, the twelve princes have apparently resided in what is today modern-day Arabia. With regard to the sons of Keturah, there is evidence that they have resided in eastern and southern Palestine. Obviously, with DNA today, we can know exactly who is who today, and where they have come from. Promise 2 fulfilled.

With regard to promise 3, YAHWEH’s throne has been established through the Davidic line (i.e., the house of David) forever. There is a chart that shows that Queen Elizabeth can trace her genealogy all the way back to King David of Israel (and back to Adam), which is why she has taken the title of Queen of Israel when she has been coronated. The throne has been established for our Lord and Savior to come and take when He comes back as Lord of lords and King of kings. Promise 3 fulfilled.

In conclusion, all three promises are permanent, fulfilled, and being fulfilled even to this day. The house of Israel, the house of Judah, and the house of David all exist today.

And of course, the Abrahamic covenant is still in force today. Genesis 17:7 states:

And I will establish My Covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

According to The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible:

The word for seed in the Hebrew is Strong’s #H2233, zera, which means, “seed, sowing, offspring, descendants, posterity, children, semen virile.”[5]

The word for seed in the Greek is Strong’s #G4690, sperma, which means, “seed, the male sperm; by implication offspring; issue.”[6]

The word for everlasting in the Hebrew is Strong’s #H5769, olam, which means, “long duration, antiquity, futurity, forever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual.”[7]

The word for everlasting in the Greek is Strong’s #G166, aionios, which means, “perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well); eternal, forever, everlasting.”[8]

The word for seed is very specific and only belongs to the physical offspring of one man named Abraham, and with regard to the covenant made by YAHWEH, it is everlasting, which means, forevermore.

In addition, Genesis 28:14 and Genesis 35:11 prophesy of a worldwide commonwealth of nations:

And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and the east, and the north, and to the south: and in thee and thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. (Genesis 28:14)

And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins. (Genesis 35:11)

Because of the Assyrian dispersions, the house of Israel fulfilled both of these verses in Genesis, as well as a host of many others. Yahshuah was indeed the ultimate blessing to the whole world; however, His servant nation, Israel (i.e., Ephraim [Great Britain and its empire]), and Manasseh (the United States of America) were a blessing to the world as well by bringing about the industrial and technological revolutions, thus creating industrial technology to produce clean water, sewage systems, better medicines, and so on, as well as embarking on enhanced biological technologies (which may end up being the end of mankind). Anyway, during the twentieth century, even though more people died because of democide than in any other century to date, we did provide lifesaving technology to the world and did try to make the world a better place. At least we fulfilled the prophecy in Revelation 3:7–13, wherein England and the United States of America were responsible for 95 percent of the missionary work in the world, which included translating the Bible into various languages, transporting them to their destinations, and teaching the Gospel.

Jesus states in the parable of the tares and the wheat in Matthew 13:24–30, 37–44:

Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into My Barn.

Both sons have been great and conquered the world for good, but both have been corrupted, and the time for Yahshuah to come is on the horizon.

According to the following scriptures, these promises have been made to “the Fathers,” which are to be fulfilled in the Christian dispensation:

As he spake to our Fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed forever. (Luke 1:55)

To perform the mercy promised to our Fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; the oath which he sware to our Father Abraham. (Luke 1:72–73)

The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our Fathers, hath glorified His Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied Him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go. (Acts 3:13)

For Moses truly said unto the Fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; Him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever He shall say unto you. (Acts 3:22)

Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our Fathers, saying unto Abraham, and in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. (Acts 3:25)

The God of our Fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. (Acts 5:30)

Stephen’s Sermon regarding the History of Israel. (Acts 7)

For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the Law, and the service of God, and the promises; whose are the Fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen. (Romans 9:3–5)

Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the Fathers. (Romans 15:8)

YAHWEH is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the promises have only been made to Israel and are still yet to be fulfilled.

Here is a list of forty fulfilled Bible prophecies that identify the true Israel peoples:

  1. Israel to be a great and mighty nation

                        See Genesis 12:2, 18:18; Deuteronomy 4:7–8.

  1. Israel to have multitudinous seed

                        See Genesis 13:16; 15:5; 22:17; 24:60; 26:4, 24; 28:3, 14; 32:12; 49:22; Isaiah 10:22; Hosea 1:10; Zechariah 10:7–8.

  1. Israel to spread abroad to the west, east, north, and south

                        See Genesis 28:14, Isaiah 42:5–6.

  1. Israel to have a new home

                        See 2 Samuel 7:10, 1 Chronicles 17:9.

  1. Israel’s home to be northwest of Palestine

                        See Isaiah 49:12, Jeremiah 3:18.

  1. Israel to live in islands and coasts of the earth

                        See Isaiah 41:1, 49:1–3, 51:5; Jeremiah 31:7–10.

  1. Israel to become a company of nations

                        See Genesis 17:4–6, 15–16; 35:11; 48:19; Ephesians 2:12.

  1. Israel to have a Davidic king (a perpetual monarchy within Israel)

See 2 Samuel 7:13, 19; 1 Chronicles 22:10; 2 Chronicles 13:5; Psalm 89:20,
37; Ezekiel 37:24; Jeremiah 33:17, 21, 26.

  1. Israel to colonize and spread abroad

                        See Genesis 28:14, 49:22; Deuteronomy 32:8, 33:17; Psalm 2:8; Isaiah 26:15, 27:6, 54:2; Zechariah 10:8–9.

  1. Israel to colonize the desolate place of the earth

                        See Isaiah 35:1, 43:19–20, 49:8, 54:3, 58:11–12.

  1. Israel to lose a colony and then expand, demanding more room

                        See Isaiah 49:19–20.

  1. Israel to have all the land needed

                        See Deuteronomy 32:8.

  1. Israel to be the first among the nations

                        See Genesis 27:29, 28:13; Jeremiah 31:17.

  1. Israel to continue as a nation forever

                        See 2 Samuel 7:16, 24, 29; 1 Chronicles 17:22–27; Jeremiah 31:35–37.

  1. Israel’s home to be invincible to outside forces

                        See 2 Samuel 7:10, Isaiah 41:11–14.

  1. Israel to be undefeatable defended by the Lord God

                        See Numbers 24:8–9, Isaiah 15–17, Micah 5:8–9.

  1. Israel to be the Lord God’s instrument in destroying evil

                        See Jeremiah 51:19–24, Daniel 2:34–35.

  1. Israel to have a land of great mineral wealth.

                        See Genesis 49:25–26, Deuteronomy 8:9, 33:15–19.

  1. Israel to have a land of great agricultural wealth.

                        See Genesis 27:28, Deuteronomy 8:7, 9; 28:11; 33:13–14, 28.

  1. Israel to be rich by trading.

                        See Isaiah 60:5–11, 61:6.

  1. Israel to be envied and feared by all nations.

                        See Deuteronomy 2:25, 4:8, 28:10; Isaiah 43:4, 60:10, 12; Jeremiah 33:9; Micah 7:16–17.

  1. Israel to lend to other nations, borrowing from none.

                        See Deuteronomy 15:6, 28:12.

  1. Israel to have a new name.

                        See Isaiah 62:2, 65:15; Hosea 2:17.

  1. Israel to have a new language.

                        See Isaiah 28:11.

  1. Israel to possess the gates of his enemies.

                        See Genesis 22:17.

  1. Israel to find the aborigines diminishing before them.

                        See Deuteronomy 33:17, Isaiah 60:12.

  1. Israel to have control of the seas.

                        See Deuteronomy 33:19, Numbers 27:7, Psalm 89:25, Isaiah 60:5.

  1. Israel to have a new religion (new covenant)  See Hebrews 8:10–13, 9:17; Matthew 10:5–7; Luke 1:77, 2:32, 22:20; John 11:49–52; Galatians 3:13.
  1. Israel to lose all trace of her lineage.

                        See Isaiah 42:16–19; Hosea 1:9–10, 2:6; Romans 11:25.

  1. Israel to keep Sabbath forever (one day in seven set aside).

                        See Exodus 31:13, 16–17; Isaiah 58:13–14.

  1. Israel to be called the sons of God.

                        See Hosea 1:10–11.

  1. Israel to be a people saved by the Lord God.

See Deuteronomy 33:27–29; Isaiah 41:8–14, 43:1–8, 44:1–3, 49:25–26, 52:1–12, 55:3–10, 13; Jeremiah 46:27–28; Ezekiel 34:10–16; Hosea 2:23, 13:9–14, 14:4, 6.

  1. Israel to be custodians of the oracles (scriptures) of the Lord God.

                        See Psalm 147:19, 21; Isaiah 59:21.

  1. Israel to carry the Gospel to all the world.

                        See Genesis 28:14; Isaiah 43:10–12 (witnesses), 21; Micah 5:7.

  1. Israel to be kind to the poor and set slaves free.

                        See Deuteronomy 15:7, 11; Psalm 72:4; Isaiah 42:7, 49:9, 58:6.

  1. Israel to be the heir of the world.

                        See Romans 4:13.

  1. Israel to be God’s glory.

                        See Isaiah 46:13, 49:3, 60:1–2.

  1. Israel to possess the Lord God’s Holy Spirit, as well as His Word.

                        See Isaiah 44:3, 59:21; Haggai 2:5.

  1. Israel to be God’s heritage, formed by the Lord God, forever.

See Deuteronomy 4:20, 7:6, 14:2; 2 Samuel 7:23; 1 Kings 8:51, 53; Isaiah 43:21, 54:5–10; Hosea 2:19, 23; Joel 2:27; Micah 7:14–18.

  1. Israel to be the nation appointed to bring glory to God.

                        See Isaiah 41:8–16; 43:10, 21; 44:23; 49:3.

According to Amos 3:1–3:

Hear this word that the LORD hath spoke against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore, I will punish you for all your iniquities. Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Edward Hine confirms this in 1876:

             “SEVEN-EIGHTHS OF THE BIBLE MISUNDERSTOOD”

Any Bible students would find it most useful, because greatly facilitating their reading and understanding of Scripture, if they would underline in red ink all parts of the Bible having a direct reference to Israel only, and to underline, in blue ink, those parts referring to Judah alone, and also, in green ink, those parts that refer directly to the Gentile World, apart from Israel or Judah.

By doing this, they would arrive at the readiest method of ascertaining the positive fact that seven-eighths of the entire Bible have reference only to the literal, social, and historical affairs of Israel and Judah, that only about one-eighth of the whole Bible has any real bearing upon the Gentiles, and that those parts marked red, as referring to Israel, largely predominate.

It follows that, not to understand the distinction of Israel from Judah, is positively to misunderstand seven-eighths of the Bible, and yet, it is an undeniable fact, that 99 percent of our people do not recognize any difference as existing between Israel and Judah, and that, when you speak to them about Israel, they immediately think you are referring to the Jews, and read their Bible with this same false impression. Nationally, to this day, both Oxford and Cambridge are under this delusion, as well as the Dissenting Colleges of the land; how, then, can we be surprised at the amount of stupid blundering and erroneous statements issuing from our pulpits, or wonder at the fact, that our pulpit ministrations do not gain the respect of the masses, so that, while the thousands regard the Church as a venerable institution, the millions are really outside its influence?

Brethren! Is it not a lamentable assertion to make in 1876, that seven-eighths of the Bible are misunderstood? Yet, it is, too truly, a fact. By not distinguishing Israel from Judah, we set all the prophetical books at variance with each other; we make one prophet give the direct falsehood to another; we make Isaiah call into question the prophecies of Jeremiah; and Jeremiah impugn the statements of Hosea. We set Joel against Amos, Zephaniah against Zechariah, and make Ezekiel contradict them all.

Hundreds of proofs are at hand to substantiate these statements, but a few must suffice. Isaiah, Hosea, and Jesus Christ declare Israel to be lost. Isaiah 7:8; Hosea 1:10; 6:2; and Matthew 15:24. Jeremiah and Ezekiel declare Judah to be known. Jeremiah 24:9; Ezekiel 22:4. Hosea declares Israel to be as the sand for Multitude. Hosea 1:10. Jeremiah declares Judah to be Few in number. Jeremiah 15:7. Isaiah, David, and Micah declare Israel to be the Strongest War Power upon Earth. Isaiah 41:11; Psalm 105:24; Micah 7:16. Whereas, Jeremiah declares Judah to be without Might. Jeremiah 19:7. God Almighty, Samuel, David, Isaiah, and Jeremiah declare Israel to be a Monarchy. II Samuel 7:12–13; Psalm 89:4; Isaiah 37:31: 49:23; Jeremiah 33:26. Jeremiah states Judah to be without Government. Jeremiah 17:4. Isaiah and Obadiah state Israel to be an Island Nation with large Colonies. Isaiah 49:1, 8; Obadiah 17. Jeremiah and Ezekiel state Judah to be strangers in all countries, without geographical inheritance. Jeremiah 24:9; Ezekiel 22:16. Isaiah, Hosea, Micah, Habakkuk, and Paul declare Israel to be a Christian People. Isaiah 44:23; Hosea 2:19; Micah 5:7; Habakkuk 3:13; Romans 6:14. Whereas, Ezekiel, Nahum, Zechariah, Jesus Christ, and Peter declare Judah to be under the Mosaic Law. Ezekiel 43:18–27; Nahum 1:15; Zechariah 9:11; Mark 7:9; Luke 13:35; I Peter 2:8. Many scores of such illustrations might be given. These statements are in reality perfectly harmonious.

It is only when we read Scripture in our blindness, under the impression that each statement refers to one and the same people, that it becomes contradictory; then, it is that the whole Bible seems one mass of confusion, defying the genius of man to bring forth a shadow of reconciliation, without doing material damage to other parts of The Book. Tom Paine fell into the common error of looking at the Jews as the House of Israel, and states boldly in his writing that he was led into infidelity because he saw that the Jews could never verify the promises given to Israel; here, therefore, gave the Bible up as a myth.

Honestly, I cannot blame the man; for he did but exercise an acute judgment; and I frankly avow, that if my eyes had not been opened, and my mind instructed, to see that Israel and Judah are not the same people, I could have come to no other conclusion. I can never be too thankful to the Almighty, that in my youth He used the late Professor Wilson to show me the difference between the two Houses.  The very understanding of this difference is the key by which almost the entire Bible becomes intelligible, and I cannot state too strongly, that the man who has not yet seen that the Israel of the Scriptures are totally distinct from the Jewish people, is yet in the very infancy, the mere alphabet of Biblical study, and that, to this day, the meaning of fully seven-eighths of the Bible is completely shut out to his understanding.

I close this chapter by a short and powerful description of the difference between Israel and Judah, given forth by God Himself:

Therefore, thus saith the LORD God, Behold, my servants [Israel] shall eat, but ye [Judah] shall be hungry, behold my servants [Israel] shall drink, but ye [Judah] shall be thirsty; behold, my servants [Israel] shall rejoice, but ye [Judah] shall be ashamed; behold, my servants [Israel] shall sing for joy of heart, but ye [Judah] shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit; and ye [Judah] shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen srael]; for the LORD God shall slay thee [Judah], and call His servants [Israel] by another name. (Isaiah 65:13–15)

I again recommend my readers the plan of underlining their Bibles in red, blue, and green inks. If they would try the red and blue in the quotation just given, they would see its service. There are hundreds of verses like the above, that in part refer to Israel, and in part to Judah, and by this method of employing different colors to distinguish the parts, the intellect is immediately instructed saving an immense strain upon the mind in study. I live in the hope of seeing the day when our Oxford and Cambridge Presses, with the British and Foreign Bible Society, will facilitate study by using different classes of type to discriminate readily these distinctions, and at the same time sponging out the absurd and abominably false Headlines that both disgrace and disfigure nearly all their Editions.

Are you still sure that the Israel of today fulfills any of these prophecies?

Just to make sure, let us take a look at the prophecies for the Jews.  According to Fred Robertson, do the “Jews” fulfill any of the following promises as related to true Israel? You be the judge. If not, then who is the “Israel” that is occupying the land of Palestine now?

  1. Have the Jews blessed all the nations of the earth?

Genesis 12:3, 22:18

  1. Are the Jews circumcised in heart?

Deuteronomy 10:16, 30:6; Romans 2:28–29; Philippians 3:3; Colossians 2:9–11

  1. Have the Jews ever glorified Jesus Christ, and has He been recognized by the Jewish nation?

Isaiah 41:16, Luke 1:32, 7:16

  1. Do the Jews declare that Jesus Christ is the Lord God of Israel of the Old Testament?

Isaiah 43:10, 12; 44:8; 49:3–6; 52:6; Acts 1:8

  1. Do the Jews show forth the praise of Jesus Christ?

Isaiah 43:21

  1. Have the Jews carried the Gospel to all the world and witnessed for Jesus Christ and held the Bible open?

Genesis 28:14; Isaiah 43:10, 44:21, 49:3–6; Acts 1:8

  1. Do the Jews have God’s Spirit and the Word of God in their mouth and their uttermost being?

Isaiah 59:21

  1. Has the new covenant been written only to the Jews? The Bible states that it has been made with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.

Jeremiah 31:31–33, Matthew 26:28, Hebrews 8:8

  1. Are the Jews the sheep of Israel?

Ezekiel 34:11–12; Psalm 78:52, 95:1, 6–7; Isaiah 53:6; John 10:22–27; Matthew 15:24

  1. Are the Jews the children of God scattered abroad?

John 7:35, 10:16, 11:52

  1. Is Jesus Christ glorified in the Jews?

Isaiah 49:3, Romans 8:29–30, 9:4, 11:1–2

  1. Are the Jews servants of God?

Isaiah 41:8, 43:8, 49:3

  1. Are the Jews a holy nation, a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a peculiar people?

Exodus 19:5–6; Deuteronomy 14:2, 7:6; 1 Peter 1:1–2, 2:9–10

  1. Are the Jews the great characters mentioned in the great faith chapter of Hebrews 11? (Not one was a Jew.)
  2. Are the Jews a “righteous nation”?

Isaiah 26:2

  1. Are the Jews bringing forth the fruits of the kingdom?

Hosea 14:8, Matthew 21:43

  1. Are the Jews kind to strangers?

Leviticus 19:33–34, Matthew 25:31–46

  1. Are the Jews called, the “sons of the living God”?

Hosea 1:10

  1. Do the Jews claim to be “not God’s people”?

Hosea 1:10

  1. Do the Jews have all of God’s Word?

Deuteronomy 33:4, Psalm 147:19–20, Romans 9:3–5

  1. Are the Jews a great and mighty nation?

Genesis 18:18

  1. Are the Jews today innumerable as the stars of heaven and as the sand of the seashore?

Genesis 22:17, Hosea 1:10

  1. Do the Jews possess the gates of their enemies?

Genesis 22:17, 24:60

  1. Are the Jews a nation and a company of nations?

Genesis 35:11, 48:49

  1. Will the Jews push all the people together to the ends of the earth?

Deuteronomy 33:17

  1. Are the Jews above all the people on the face of the earth?

Deuteronomy 7:2, 12:2; Psalm 135:4; Amos 3:2

  1. Have the Jews ever dwelled alone in a home appointed by God?

Numbers 23:9; Deuteronomy 29:28; 2 Samuel 87:10; 1 Chronicles 17:9; Jeremiah 3:18, 16:13; Ezekiel 36:24; Acts 17:26

  1. Have the Jews a navy or naval power?

Numbers 24:7, Isaiah 60:5, 9

  1. Did or will the Jews eat up the nations, their enemies?

Numbers 24:8

  1. Are the Jews God’s battle ax?

Numbers 24:8–9, Isaiah 41:15–16, Jeremiah 51:20–23

  1. Are the Jews feared by all nations?

Deuteronomy 2:25, 28:10

  1. Are the Jews a mighty nation, crushing and grinding to powder all who oppose them?

Daniel 2:44, Matthew 21:44

  1. Have the Jews inherited the “Gentiles”?

Isaiah 54:3

  1. Is it possible to count one-fourth of the Jews or all of them?

Numbers 23:10

  1. Are the Jews the rod of God’s inheritance?

Psalm 135:4, Isaiah 19:25

  1. Do the Jews today have an earthly king of the lineage of David ruling over them? If they are Israel, then a Davidic king must be among them somewhere.

Psalm 89:27–29, 35–37; Jeremiah 33:17

  1. Are the Jews called today through Isaac (Isaac’s sons or Saxons)?

Genesis 35:11, Amos 7:16, Romans 9:7, Hebrews 11:18

  1. Will the Jews say that they have lost their lineage or identity?

Deuteronomy 32:26; Jeremiah 50:6–7; Hosea 1:9–10, 2:6, 8:8, 9:17; Isaiah 1:3, 42:19

  1. Do the Jews have a new name and a new language today?

Isaiah 28:11, 62:2, 65:15; Hosea 1:10; Acts 11:26; Romans 9:25–26; 1 Peter 2:10

  1. If the Jews are Israel, how can the blessings promised to specific and separate tribes in Genesis 48 and 49 and in Deuteronomy 33 come about? Won’t they have to be separate nations? Note the time of fulfillment.

Genesis 48–49; Acts 2:16–17; Hebrews 11:1–2; 1 Peter 1:3, 5, 18, 20; 1 John 2:18, Jude 17–19

  1. Are the heathen nations aligned against the Jews only?

Psalm 83, Joel 3:9

  1. Are the Jews a hidden people?

Psalm 83:4, Isaiah 3:9

  1. Are the Jews described nationally as a great lion?

Genesis 49:9, Numbers 23:24, 24:9

  1. Have the Jews delivered Jerusalem in 1917?

Leviticus 26:18–28; Psalm 95:10; Daniel 12:11–12; Ezekiel 4:6 Haggai 2:18–19, 22; Matthew 24:34; Luke 21:24; Hebrews 3:9–10; Revelation 2:3, 12:1–14.

  1. Are the Jews the house of Israel and the house of Judah—two nations and families?

Ezekiel 37, Jeremiah 3:18, 31:31, 33:24

  1. Are the Jews called “great”?

Genesis 12:2

  1. Have the Jews released those in slavery?

Isaiah 42:7, 58:6

  1. Have the Jews colonized any people?

Genesis 28:14, Isaiah 35:1, 49:8

  1. Are the Jews an island people?

Isaiah 24:14, 41:1, 43:4–10, 49:1, 19; Jeremiah 23:8, 31:10

  1. Do the Jews recognize Jesus Christ as God? (YAHWEH said Israel will.)

Isaiah 43:10, 12; 52:6; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:68; John 9:28; Acts 3:14; 1 Timothy 3:16

So, are the Jews God’s chosen people? Or is this the strong delusion spoken of by Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:11?

By the way, Abraham was NOT the first Jew.  The term Jew does NOT show up in the Bible until 2 Kings 16:6.

For more information, please read my previous book, Biblical Eschatology: A Study on the End Times and The Exclusiveness of Israel in the Bible.[9]

[1] Strong, The New Strong’s Exhaustive, H2.

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid., G11.

[4] Webster, American Dictionary.

[5] Strong, The New Strong’s Exhaustive, H39.

[6] Ibid., G82–G83.

[7] Strong, The New Strong’s Exhaustive, H103.

[8] Ibid., G3.

[9]. Justin G. Prock, Biblical Eschatology: A Study on the End Times and The Exclusiveness of Israel in the Bible (Trafford Publishing, 2021).