Sunday, February 03, 2008

The Israel of God

The Pre-Tribs And Dispensationalists Lie On Romans 11

WHO IS THE ISRAEL OF GOD?

Galatians 6:16 - And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

At this point I will ask you a question, dear reader. This question is directly related to Acts Chapter 2 and entrance into the Body of Jesus, His Church.

‘Which was the Israel of God, those Israelites who entered the New Covenant and believed in Jesus by obeying Acts 2:38, or those Israelites who rejected the New Covenant and rejected Jesus, ignoring Acts 2:38?’

The answer should be easy for anyone claiming to be a Christian. The Israel of God was those Israelites who obeyed Acts 2:38 and entered into their promised New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 8:6-13), believing in Jesus as the Christ. These only were His Church, His Body, and His Israel.

Thus, the Church was NOT a ‘Gentile Bride,’ but the Church was in fact a ‘Jewish Bride’ when Jesus built her in Acts 2. This Body consisted of ONLY the REMNANT of the twelve tribes of national Israel, and this obedient and believing Israel was the ‘Israel of God’ (Galatians 6:16).

THE GENTILES ARE GRAFFED INTO THE ISRAEL OF GOD

When the Gentiles were graffed into this Church, the Israel of God, they were graffed into something Jewish, not something Gentile. The Church already existed as the Israel of God before the Gentiles were even graffed in, and the Gentiles began to be graffed into that Israel of God in Acts Chapter 10 with the conversion of the house of Cornelius of the Italian band at the preaching of the Apostle Peter (Acts 10:44-48).

Notice that Peter proclaimed this same message we see him proclaiming to the Gentiles that he proclaimed to the whole house of Israel on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2, and the same salvation experience took place. If you will compare Acts 2:4 and 2:38 with Acts 10:44-48, the Truth will shine forth. The New Birth Salvation of water and of the Spirit that Jesus Christ spoke of to Nicodemus in John 3:3-5 was for both Jew and Gentile to enter the Kingdom of God. There is not, nor will ever be, any other way!

These Gentiles, now graffed into the Good Olive Tree according to Acts Chapter 10:44-48, became fellow citizens in the Israel of God with the saints that were already the Israel of God. Yes these who were formerly strangers and foreigners, became fellow citizens with the saints!

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