Who is Israel?

Many, many Christians in the USA are supporters of the nation of Israel, i.e. the Jewish people. They stand with the nation of Israel. But, is this biblical? Is this of God? Or, could this be of Satan and of the antichrist?

First let’s look at who is Israel and who is NOT Israel. The promises of God spoken to Abraham were to him and to his seed (singular), which is Jesus Christ, our Lord and Messiah, the Christ (Gal. 3:10, 16).

Jesus, in his death on a cross, put to death the hostility between Jew and Gentile and he made us both one in Christ, through faith in Jesus Christ, so that there is no more division between Jew and Gentile (Eph. 2:14-18).

Not everyone who is a Jew by physical birth is Israel. They are not all Abraham’s children. It is only the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring. So, who are the children of promise? ONLY believers in Jesus Christ (Rom. 9:6-8; Gal. 3:26-29; Gal. 4:22-31).

So, Israel is ONLY those who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and as Savior of their lives. So, where does that leave the Jewish people who don’t believe in Jesus? According to Scripture, they are of Hagar, for they are still in slavery to sin. And, they are the antichrist (Gal. 4:22-31; 1 Jn. 2:22).

So, if you believe that, biblically speaking, you are to support and to stand with Israel, then that would mean that you are to support and to stand with those who by faith in Jesus Christ are the children of promise.

And, that also means that if you believe that you are to support and to stand with the nation of Israel, you are standing with and you are supporting the antichrist, who is the persecutor of Christians. You are supporting the enemy (1 Jn. 2:22; Gal. 4:22-31).

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“For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, ‘It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.’ In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.” ~ Romans 9:6b-8

“His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility… For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.” ~ Eph. 2:14-18

“For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law… The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” MEANING ONE PERSON, who is Christ.” ~ Gal. 3:10, 16

“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” ~ Gal. 3:26-29

“For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a divine promise. These things are being taken figuratively: The women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar. Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.

“Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise. At that time the son born according to the flesh persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. IT IS THE SAME NOW. But what does Scripture say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son.” Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.” ~ Gal. 4:22-31

~ “Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.” ~ 1 Jn. 2:22

6 thoughts on “Who is Israel?

  1. Hey, Sue. I do not support or condone all of political Israel’s dealings. I also am very mindful that Israelis are not Israelites as far too often Evangelicals view them the same. I do think that Israel as a nation has a right to exist. I do agree whole heartedly that there is no longer Jew nor Greek in Christ. I cannot reconcile Rom 9-11 and Rev 20 as God being done with Israel. I also cannot accept that the Church has replaced Israel (I do not think you do either). I do not think all Jews will be saved. I do not consider myself as aligning with nor supporting the Antichrist (I am not sure if you used lower case “a” as to not draw attention to the evil one) because I believe that Israel as a nation has a right to exist. I view myself as aligning myself with and supporting God and Scripture. I truly believe end time events started occurring with the Jewish people returning to the land.

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    • “Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’” Gen 12:1-3

      Many people are teaching that this still applies today, that we must bless the nation of Israel, the Jewish nation, and if we dishonor it by saying anything against it, anything that would not be considered blessing it, that we are to be cursed of God, even put to death. I had two friends of mine threaten to kill me because I taught what the Scriptures taught about the Jewish nation, as I shared here. People take this very seriously.

      They are convincing Christians that they must see the Jewish nation as still the people of God, the children of promise, and thus they must give them loyalty, devotion, and their allegiance, that they are to support their decisions, to stand with them in the decisions they make, and that their enemies should be our enemies.

      There is a movement today which is like the Judaizers of the time of the early church where Christians are being convinced that the nation of Israel is God’s holy people and that we are to align with them, and become more like them, and take upon ourselves some of their culture and practices. So, the words Paul spoke in Galatians 3 & 4 God is still speaking to us today that the Jewish nation (those that don’t believe in Jesus) are the antichrist, the persecutors of Christians, that they are still in slavery to sin, so they are of Hagar, the slave woman, so we are to rid ourselves of those who are trying to convince us that we owe them some loyalty or devotion or that we need to be more like them.

      So, if we align ourselves spiritually and politically with those who are the antichrist and the persecutors of Christians, then we are aligning ourselves with the antichrist and we are giving support to those who are persecuting and killing Christians. Jesus told the Jews who would not believe in him that their father was not Abraham, and that their Father was not God, but that their father was the devil. So, if we align ourselves with those whose father is the devil we are aligning ourselves with the devil.

      It is what the Scriptures teach. These are not my thoughts or my ideas.

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      • Are we grafted in or have we replaced Israel? I am vehemently against replacement theology. Do you read Revelation 20 as allegory? When did Cyrus’s decree for the Jews to return to the land become void? I am sorry to hear that you have received death threats over your teaching. For me personally, I think the most beautiful witness to the grace of God in Christ is the preservation of the Jews. Of all the people groups that have existed, the Jews have survived 4000 years. I am in no way, shape or form condoning modern Israel’s behavior, policies actions etc. I pray that you will have the Lord search your heart to make sure your dogmatism is t bordering on Antisemitism.

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      • Mandy, I am just teaching the pure word of God, nothing more and nothing less. Read the Scriptures I posted here. Read them carefully and prayerfully. See what they are saying. I have no agenda other than to believe the word of God and to follow its teachings and to share them with others.

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