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The Bible is Full of Physical Examples of Spiritual Truth

Call them Parables, Proverbs, Parallels, Pictures, Riddles, Mysterious, Dark sayings or Prototypes, physical examples reveal Spiritual Truth, Isaiah 6:9; Matthew 13:14.

“I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,”  Psalm 78:2; Matthew 13:35

Israel Parallel’s Jesus (Yehoshua)

Connecting Israel (who prevails) to the Promised Messiah/Seed, (who prevails)

An Ancient Hebrew prophecy of the “Prevailing Seed.”

“…he (Seed of the woman) will bruise, (shuph #7779) you (serpent’s seed) on the head and you (serpents seed) will bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:15

“To the one who Prevails, I will grant the right to eat of the Tree of Life in the paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7

God’s Word defines Israel as meaning, those who strive/struggle/contend/wrestle, with God and with man and Prevail.

“He said, (The Angel of YHVH) “Your name shall no longer be Jacob, (Ya’aqob #3290) but Israel, (Yisrael #3478) for you have striven, (sarah #8280) with God and with man and have Prevailed, (Yakol #3201).” Genesis 32:28

As you can see the meaning of Israel can be traced from Genesis to Revelation.

Who Will Eat From the Tree of Life?

Not the first Adam, (man) or his physical offspring, because everything physical exists in a temporary state of death.   God’s Word tells us Death had a beginning and it will have an end.  “Death is the last enemy to be destroyed,” Isaiah 28:18; 1 Corinthians 15:26

God made sure Adam and Eve did not eat from the Tree of Life.  He ensured their physical state of death would not last forever, Genesis 3:22.

Only those who Prevail, (Spiritual Israel) will be granted to eat from the Tree of Life;

“To the one who Prevails(Nike #3529) I will grant the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I, (Y’shua), Prevailed, (Nike #3529) and sat down with My Father on His throne.” Revelation 3:21 

The Birth of Physical Israel and The Birth of Spiritual Israel

The birth of Physical Israel came when God changed Jacob’s name to Israel.

The Birth of Spiritual Israel was miraculous, not physically possible, spiritual.  Like a Promised Seed born from a woman, Genesis 3:15.   Or a barren, ninety year old Sarah, giving birth to Isaac,  Genesis 17:17.  The prophesy of a Virgin giving birth to a Seed/Child that would be called, God with us, Isaiah 7:14. 

Yehoshua, (Joshua/Jesus) is His Name.  Its Hebrew meaning is YHVH’s Salvation.

Israel is My Son, My Firstborn, Physically

“Then you, (Moses) shall say to Pharaoh,’Thus says YHVH, “Israel is My Son, My Firstborn.” Exodus 4:22 

Y’hoshua is My Son, My Firstborn, Spiritually

“I also shall make Him My Firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.” Psalm 89:27

“I will surely tell of the decree of YHVH: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.” Psalm 2:7 

“For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice from the Majestic Glory said to Him, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 2 Peter 1:17; Matthew 3:17; Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:5Hebrews 5:5; Hebrews 12:23; John 3:16

Y’hoshua Is First Born From the Dead

 “and from Y’shua Messiah, the faithful witness, the Firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood,” Revelation 1:5; 1 Corinthians 15:20Colossians 1:18

Both Israel and Y’hoshua are “Called out of Egypt”

Israel’s Exodus from Egypt after 400 years of slavery:

“When Israel was a youth I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.” Hosea 11:1

At the time of Y’shua’s birth an angel warned Joseph, in a dream, to flee to Egypt until King Herod’s death. (Herod had all the boys, under two yrs. old murdered in Bethlehem).

“where he stayed until the death of Herod. This fulfilled what YHVH had spoken through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my Son.” Matthew 2:15; M,atthew 2:16

Through Abraham’s Physical Seed Came YHVH’s Spiritual Seed,

The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his Seed. The Scripture does not say, “and to seeds,” meaning many, but “and to your Seed,” meaning One, who is Messiah,  Galatians 3:16

 In your Seed All the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”  Genesis 22:18

Israel and Y’hoshua are Called YHVH’s Servant

“Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen One in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth Justice to the nations.” Isaiah 42:1

“Here is My servant, whom I have chosen, My beloved, in whom My soul delights. I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations.” Matthew 12:18

Israel and Y’hoshua Are Called The Vine

“You removed a (physical) vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and planted it.” Psalm 80:8; Psalm 80:15Isaiah 5:7…

 “I Am the True (Spiritual) Vine, and My Father is the keeper of the Vineyard.” John 15:1

YHVH’s Physical Inheritance Shows Our Spiritual Inheritance

“whom YHVH of Hosts has Blessed, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My Inheritance.”  Isaiah 5:7

“and into an Inheritance that is Imperishable, Undefiled, and Unfading, reserved in Heaven (Spiritual) for you,” 1 Peter 1:4

Abram’s Inheritance of Land Is Spiritual.

for All the Land (Eretz) which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants Forever, (Olam #5769)”  Genesis 13:15; Genesis 17:8Acts 7:5

Israel’s (Olam) Life, Will Be, on the New Earth, (Eretz)

The one who Prevails will Inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be My Child.  Revelation 21:7

“For here we do not have a permanent city, (an Olam/Spiritual Inheritance) but we are looking for the city that is to come.” Hebrews 13:14

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Who is Israel?

Israel is synonymous with, “Children of The Living God”  Hosea 1:10

Israel is Not synonymous with any of man’s religious sects/divisions.  Israel has nothing to do with any of man’s doctrines, including, “replacement theology.”  Israel is Not an ethnic group or ethnocentric in any way.  On the contrary, All who know their Creator and do what He says, are called Israel.

Israel Has Always Consisted of A “Mixed Multitude”

A Mixed Multitude also went up with them, along with flocks and herds, a very large number of livestock,” Exodus 12:38

Israel is Synonymous With The Sons/Children of God

“But to All who did receive Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become Children of God,” John 1:12; 2 Samuel 7:141 Chronicles 17:13Isaiah 43:6; Genesis 6:2Leviticus 23:24; Philippians 2:15 

“For All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons/Children of God.” Romans 8:14

“The creation waits in eager expectation for the revelation of the sons/Children of God.” Romans 8:19

And: “It will happen that in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ they will be called ‘sons/Children of the Living God.'” Romans 9:26

And: “I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters”, says YHVH, (The Living One) Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18

“You are All sons/Children of God through faithfulness in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26

“But to All who did receive Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become Children of God.”  John 1:12

“Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called Children of God.  And that is what we are!  The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.”  1 John 3:1

The Meaning of Israel is Described by God

He said, “Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have Prevailed/Overcome/Endured/Persevered/had Victory, (Yakol #3201) Genesis 32:28

The Meaning of Israel Can Be Seen in Our English Translations:

“because you know that the testing of your faith develops Perseverance.” James 1:3

“You will be hated by everyone on account of My name, but the one who Perseveres to the end will be saved.”  Matthew 10:22

“But the one who Perseveres to the end will be saved.”  Matthew 24:13

“To those who by Perseverance in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality, He will give Eternal Life.”  Romans 2:7

“Not only that, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces Perseverance,”  Romans 5:3

“You need to Persevere, so that after you have done God’s will, you will receive what He has promised.”  Hebrews 10:36

“By your patient Endurance, you will gain your souls.” Luke 21:19

“To the one who is Victorious, I will grant the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”  Revelation 3:21

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches/Assemblies. To the one who is Victorious, I will grant the right to eat of the tree of life in the paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7

“And to the one who is Victorious and continues in My work until the end, I will give authority over the nations.”  Revelation 2:26

Israel and Jewish Are Not Synonyms

“Is God the God of the Jewish (Judean) only? Is He not the God of All people too? Yes, of All people too.  Romans 3:29

“Haven’t All people been created by One Creator?  Didn’t All people come from one man, (Adam), from the One Father Who created All?”  Malachi 2:10Acts 17:261 Corinthians 8:6Ephesians 4:6Isaiah 63:16Isaiah 64:8

 Man’s Religious divisions are Not Right, Just, Fair, or Obedient in anyway, to our Creator’s command Not to show Favoritism or Partiality.

Did you know I used to love the Jewish Unity Song?  I didn’t think it was strange when Christian only showed concern for other Christian brothers and sisters.  I’ve even seen Muslims teaching Peace, among other Muslims.  Now I see it for what it is, partiality.

 We All know these, man-made, religious divisions are a direct affront to our Creator’s Character, His Name, Who He Is, His Will, and His Command;  Deuteronomy 10:17Deuteronomy 16:19; Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11

This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should Love one another/your neighbor1 John 3:112 John 1:5Leviticus 19:18

“Love does no wrong to its neighbor. Therefore Love is the fulfillment of the Law, (Torah).” Romans 13:10Romans 13:8Galatians 5:14; James 2:8Matthew 7:12Matthew 22:39; Matthew 22:40.

Israel Reveals a Bigger (Spiritual) Picture

I pray that each person reading up to this point will be granted Spiritual eyes to perceive the parable, (the physical example of a Spiritual reality) foreshadowing Israel’s Spiritual Salvation/Deliverance.

We know Israel was originally the name God gave to Jacob, Genesis 35:10.  We know it’s meaning, “because you have striven with God and with men and Prevailed, (Yakol),” Genesis 32:28 Israel is the key to our Creator’s redemption plan for All people, even from before creation:  1 Peter 1:20Revelation 13:8Hebrews 1:2Ephesians 1:4

“I (Y’shua) have told you these things so that in Me you may have Peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have Overcome (Yakol) the world! John 16:33

Israel, like his father Isaac and his grand father Abraham, received the same, unique, promise from God:

“In your Seed All the nations/peoples of the earth shall be Blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” Genesis 22:18Galatians 3:8Genesis 12:3Genesis 18:18Genesis 26:4; Genesis 28:14Jeremiah 4:2Romans 3:30

This connects us to the original promise/covenant given to Adam and Eve.  The “Seed,” (Messiah) would put the serpent (satan) under His feet, (Victoriously!)  Genesis 3:15; Ephesians 1:22

The Origin of Israel

  Physical Israel began as a tribe of only 70 people.  A seven year famine brought Israel to Egypt where they settled and eventually became slaves for 400 years, just as prophesied. Genesis 15:13; Exodus 1:5; Acts 7:6

Israel’s son Joseph had previously been sold into slavery by his half brothers.  Joseph endured 13 years of slavery and unjust imprisonment in Egypt before he was freed from the dungeon.  He was appointed second in command of the entire land after God gave him the interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams about the coming famine, Genesis 41:25.

The next generation brings a Pharaoh who oppresses the Israelites in slavery.  400 years later the small clan called Israel is now a great, and mixed, multitude, Exodus 12:37; Exodus 12:38.

 Israel is delivered from their oppression in a very specific way with miraculous signs:  First the 10 plagues and the first Passover; then the great Exodus; the people cross the Sea on dry land, but when Pharaoh and his army pursue (representing satan, meaning adversary) the people witness The Creator’s Salvation, as the Sea closes over all their oppressors, Exodus 14:13Exodus 14:28.

Israel is “Called Out”

Abram (Abraham) was Called Out of Mesopotamia, Genesis 12:1.  Israel was Called Out of Egypt, Hosea 11:1 ,  Y’shua (Jesus) was Called Out of Egypt, Matthew 2:15 , All people are Called out of the world (our bondage to satan), 2 Corinthians 6:17.

Y’hoshua, (Meaning YHVH’s Salvation) is Head of The Body of Israel

Y’shua (Salvation) for short, is the the prophesied Scepter, (Authority/Head) that came through the line of Judah, Genesis 49:10; Numbers 24:17; Psalm 60:7;  Isaiah 49:6John 4:22; Colossians 1:18Psalm 89:27; Romans 8:291 Corinthians 12:27

Y’shua is referred to as the prophesied Light to the world; Romans 16:26Isaiah 42:6Luke 2:32Isaiah 9:2;  Matthew 4:16Acts 26:23Acts 13:47Isaiah 49:6;  Acts 13:47. (See ).

“and we (the Assembly of God’s Children) are members of His (Y’shua’s) Body.”  Ephesians 5:30

This spiritual mystery is the same Good News of Salvation promised to Adam, Noah, Abraham and Moses.  Until the full number of peoples will be grafted into Israel, (Y’hoshua) then All Israel will be saved:  Ephesians 3:4Ephesians 3:9Ephesians 6:19Romans 11:25Romans 11:26Colossians 1:26Colossians 4:3

Firstborn Son is a Metaphor Used for Israel, Ephraim and Y’shua

“When Israel was a youth I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.” Hosea 11:1

“…to the Assembly of the (Spiritual) Firstborn, who’s names have been written in heaven, to God, the judge of All, to the spirits of the Righteous who have been perfected…, Hebrews 12:23

“Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says YHVH, “Israel is My son, My Firstborn.” Exodus 4:22Hosea 11:1; Psalm 2:7Psalm 2:12Psalm 89:271 2 Samuel 7:14Matthew 2:15Hebrews 1:51 Chronicles 17:13Hebrews 5:5Acts 13:33;

“For I am a father to Israel, And Ephraim (half Egyptian) is My Firstborn.” Jeremiah 31:9 

“He has fulfilled for us, (the descendants of Abraham,) by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm: ‘You are My Son, today I have become Your Father.” Acts 13:33

Original Word Meanings Clarify Misconceptions

Bible translations refer to God’s people/children as the Assembly, Congregation, Convocation, Company, Army, Multitude, Gathering, Synagogue, Church and Body of Messiah and His Called Out Ones.  Still there is only One Assembly of His Children, because, “God is One,” Deuteronomy 6:4Galatians 3:20Romans 3:30.

The original Hebrew word is Qahal.  It’s primary meaning is Assembly or Congregation.  It is the same in the Greek rendering Ekklesia, although most often translated Church, but it is referring to the Assembly of the Called Out Ones.

The Oneness of God, His Kingdom and His Children

There is, was and always will be One God, One Kingdom and One Assembly.

 A Divided people cannot Stand, Mark 3:25,…no one can serve two masters, Matthew 6:24

The Assembly in the desert was called Israel, Acts 7:38.  God put Israel through a 40 year refining process in the desert, for His greater (spiritual) purpose.  His people are not of this world, John 17:16.

YHVH’s Children Set Themselves Apart From The World/Satan

God’s Eternal Name was revealed to Moses as YHVH, (He Exists, I AM Who I AM, The Eternal, Living One) Exodus 3:15.  YHVH gave Moses His Words of Life, in writing.  This is how YHVH’s children know the distinction between the Blessing of Life and the Curse of Death. Romans 7:7Deuteronomy 30:15.

(Y’hoshua, is The Word of YHVH, John 1:1Revelation 19:13).  He came with a Sword, which is The Word of YHVH, Hebrews 4:12.  Not to make peace with the world (His adversary satan) but make the distinction between, the blurred lines of man-made doctrines,  Matthew 10:34James 4:4.)

The Assembly of Satan Twists YHVH’s Torah

“Woe to those who call bad good, and good bad; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

You may notice satan translated from the original Hebrew hasatan:  devil, demon, dragon, and Lucifer…  but satan simply means all those against, adversaries, enemies of our Creator.  Everyone enslaved to the accuser, Revelation 12:10Zechariah 3:1, is under the curse of the murderer from the beginning, because he is the father of all lies; Revelation 2:9; Revelation 3:9; John 8:44; Matthew 16:23John 6:70;  John 8:38; John 8:41; Genesis 3:4; Matthew 13:38;  Matthew 4:10

In Summary

The promised Seed, Y’shua, was prophesied to prevail over the world/satan/serpent.  This promise was first prophesied within the serpents curse, And I will put enmity Between you (the serpent) and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed (Y’shua);  He (Y’shua) shall bruise, (stomp/crush) you on the head, (a metaphor for Victory) And you shall bruise him on the heel.”  Genesis 3:15.  

This same promise of the “Seed,” through whom All nations/peoples would be Blessed, is given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, (Israel) and then more specifically, to Israel’s 4th son Judah, (the prophesied lineage of Y’shua), Genesis 49:10.

Abraham’s firstborn son Ismael is also given the promise of become a great nation, Genesis 17:20.   *Note, it is the eternal/spiritual covenant given through Abraham’s wife Sarah , Isaac, Israel, and continues through his forth son Judah, Genesis 17:19 ; Matthew 1:1

 The “Seed,”being singular, is Y’shua, Galatians 3:16

YHVH Loves All people without favoritism,  Deuteronomy 10:17.  Not wanting even one to perish, but All to turn from the curse of death to the Promised Blessing of Lasting Life, John 3:16

grafted-in

 We Patiently await the fullness of the nations/peoples who will be grafted into the Olive tree of Israel. Romans 9-11

“Creating One New (Spiritual) Man, out of the two, thus establishing Peace,” Ephesians 2:15Ezekiel 37:19

Now, “There is neither Jewish nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are All One in Messiah, Y’shua,” (as shown in the metaphorical Olive tree), Galatians 3:28

 

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