A Bible Story

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by Pastor Peter J. Peters


When you sing the hymn “I Love to tell the Story” do you know to which bible story the song refers? We know that Jesus died on the cross and that story is told in the bible; other stories such as David and Goliath, Daniel in the lion’s den, and Abraham offering up his son Isaac – these are all Bible stories. Could the hymn refer to one of these?


The church world today teaches that the Bible story is this: The God of the Old Testament is God working with the Jews. Then through the Jews, He brought His son Jesus, and Jesus established a new covenant and now salvation is open to the Gentiles.


But, I want to tell you a different story. A simple study on Anglo-Israel truth and something that has taken years to gather; it is new and exciting information for many. I want you to gain an understanding about a people; and, to understand that God has not changed. The Bible says that God is the same today, yesterday, and forever. He just does not change; and, the Bible tells us that there is something that our God cannot do - it is impossible for Him to lie. Keep those things in mind while you read this. Remember, God does not change and He cannot lie.


The problem that exists today is that the words Jew and Gentile are very confusing to the church world. To the church world today, the word Gentile means non-Jew. And the word Jew means those people in the Old Testament. Think about this profound thought. The people in the Old Testament, for the most part, were not called Jews. Abraham was not called a Jew. There are many preachers that will tell you he was a Jew – but Abraham was not called a Jew; Moses was not called a Jew; David was not called a Jew; Joshua was not called a Jew. They were called Israelites.


The first time that the word Jew is used in the Bible is in 2 Kings 16:6:

At that time Rezin King of Aram recovered Elath for Aram, and cleared the Judeans from Elath entirely and the Aramians came to Elath, and have lived there to this day.


If you read the King James or another translation it says that he cleared the “Jews” out; this is the first time the word Jew is used and it is used long after the House of Israel and the House of Judah separated. The people that lived in the nation of Judah became known as Jews. It is very important to understand this.


This bible story – the bible story of that old hymn - begins in Genesis, Chapter 12. Several events have taken place by the time you get to Genesis, Chapter 12 – the creation, the garden, the fall, the flood, and in Chapter 12, God calling a man. In Genesis 12:1-3 it says:


The Lord said to Abram, go forth from your country and from your relatives and from your father’s house to a land which I will show you.


And I will make you a great nation and I will bless you and make your name great so that ye shall be a blessing


and I will bless those who bless you and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all of the families of the earth shall be blessed.


Note that the God that cannot lie made a covenant with a man and his name was Abram. God said that his seed was going to form a great nation. God had a plan for the world. To bless the world and He was going to bless the world through this man, Abram. It is clear – this was a promise. From this point forward the Bible is about God’s promise to Abram - all the way to the end of the Old Testament to the New Testament. Remember that Jesus said “Salvation has come to this house for he too is a child of Abraham?” So salvation has something to do with Abraham. God expanded on this covenant, in Genesis 17:1-4:


And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless.


And I will establish my covenant between me and you, and I will multiply you exceedingly.


And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,


As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of a multitude of nations.


God expanded on the covenant that He made with Abram in Genesis, Chapter 12. In Genesis 12, Abram was to father a nation; now in Genesis, Chapter 17, he was to father a multitude of nations. Continuing with Verse 5:

No longer shall thy name be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for I will make you a father of a multitude of nations.


This is talking about flesh and blood people. Out of the loins of this flesh and blood man, Abram, will come, according to the Word of God, a multitude of nations – not just a nation but a multitude of nations. No scholar can honestly say that there is any way that this was spiritualization because Abram, now Abraham, understood that he was to have a flesh and blood child. Physical flesh and blood people were going to come from him and form these nations. This is clear. Reading on in Verses 6-7:


And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will establish nations of you, and kings shall come forth out of thee.


And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your descendants after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you, and to your descendants after.


The physical flesh and blood descendants that were going to come from the loins of Abraham were going to be a covenant people. Isn’t that what God said? If God said it, is anyone going to annul it? No! Even all of those who may not want it to be a covenant people, who may not even know they are a covenant people – it doesn’t make any difference. God said it and that is it. Read in Genesis 17:19:


And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear you a son indeed; and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.


God was saying His covenant was not going to be with Ishmael or with any of the children of his concubines but with a son to be called Isaac. (From Isaac’s sons we get the term “Saxons.”) Now the story is beginning to develop. This is a story about God keeping His word; He is planning to bless the entire world through a people. Read in Genesis 28:14:


Your descendants shall also be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread out to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south; and in you and your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.


This is the promise passing from Isaac to his son Jacob. This is the dream that Jacob had; he is receiving this covenant. It has passed from Abram, (Abraham), to Isaac and from Isaac to Jacob. Notice that God intends to bless all of the families of the earth through these people. Now look at Deuteronomy 14:2:


For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for His own possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.


These people were going to be a holy people and a chosen people. Does this mean that He does not love the other people of the world? No, it does not. I love my wife but that does not mean that I do not love your wives as my Christian sisters; just that my wife holds a special place. We see in this story that the people that come from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob become God’s wife. It is not that he does not love anyone else – He wants all wives, so to speak, blessed. But, this is His wife. Most people do not know that God was married nor do they know that He is a divorcee. When you look at the covenant that God made with these people at Mount Sinai it was likened unto a marriage covenant.


Can you accept that? The world can accept that if we find the people to be those that we call Jews today. We must bless the Jew so God will bless us. If we curse the Jew then God will curse us. Israel is the apple of His eye. We must support them. This verse is acceptable in light of that thinking.


Or, we can accept Deuteronomy 14:2 if we just accept the fact that today His people are spiritual Israel, the church, and they are chosen above all other people. But, if we stop and read Deuteronomy 14:2 think that at that time He was speaking to a physical, flesh and blood people. He was speaking to a race of people. This is a story of intrigue, betrayal, a rocky marriage, and a story where God is keeping His word. His Word was to Abram in Genesis Chapter 12 that his seed would become a great nation. In Genesis Chapter 17 God changed Abram’s name to Abraham and promised him that not only would his seed become a great nation but a multitude of nations. Further, this covenant was not just between Abraham and God, but between God and Abraham and his descendants after him for an everlasting covenant


So, we have Abram who became Abraham and the promise that a multitude of nations would come from his loins and that promise goes to Isaac and from Isaac to Jacob. If this seems elementary to you, remember that there are so many people that love the Lord and they read their Bible and try to make something of it, but they do not understand this story. Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. Jacob had twelve sons and they fathered the twelve tribes of Israel. Remember, God is keeping His word – they are going to grow and grow in number like the dust of the earth. There eventually became thirteen tribes because the son Joseph brought forth his two sons – Ephraim and Manasseh - and Jacob-Israel adopted them as his own sons, so instead of twelve there became thirteen. In Exodus they have become an immense number of people and are living in Egypt. God, through the leadership of Moses, brings them out of Egypt into the Promised Land. Something took place during the time of Moses. Read in Exodus 19:3-8:


And Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the sons of Israel;


You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to myself.


Now then, if you will indeed obey my voice, and keep my covenant, then you shall be my own possession among all the peoples; for all the earth is mine.


And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel.


So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which the Lord had commanded him.


And all the people answered together, and said, all that the Lord has spoken we will do. And Moses brought back the words of the people to the Lord.


So, God made a covenant. They are already a covenant people, but now He is going to form a nation from these people. Remember the promise in Genesis 17; eventually a multitude of nations will come from Abraham’s seed. Now God is forming this great nation of Israel and they enter into a national covenant, if you will, with God. It is likened unto a marriage covenant where they said that they would love, honor, and obey. Moses, himself, did not make it to the Promised Land, but under the leadership of Joshua those children of Israel came into the Promised Land. They settled it; they fought the Canaanites; but something happened. Their faith – their love you might say – slackened some. At this point their king was God. But, they began to backslide. They decided that they wanted to have an earthly king like all of the other nations. Read in 1 Samuel 8:4-7:

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together, and came to Samuel at Ramah,


And said to him, behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations.


But the thing was displeasing in the sight of Samuel, when they said, give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord


And the Lord said unto Samuel, listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they said to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me, from being king over them.


They still were His covenant people and still in the covenant that God made at Mount Sinai. They made a bad mistake and they choose to have a physical, earthly king like all of the other nations. Samuel told them that they would be taxed, that their children would be drafted, and all sorts of things, but they wanted an earthly king – so God gave them a king. The first king was Saul. The second king was David. David was a great and mighty king; a man after God’s own heart, the Bible says. The empire solidified under his leadership, established its boundaries very methodically; but understand that until this time these people were never called Jews. And for the modern day Judeo-Christian world to teach the people that David was a Jew and that the Jews gave up God as their king is very misleading. They were called Israelites or Hebrews, but were not at this time called Jews. When David died, Solomon became king. After Solomon died things got a little bit shaky. Solomon taxed the people so much that they wanted a tax relief and demanded it. When his son, Rehoboam, took the throne, they said give us a tax relief. Read in I Kings 12:4:


Your father made our yoke hard; therefore lighten the hard service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, and we will serve you.


When the Bible uses the word yoke, it is an economic term. The people were forced to labor under taxation. It was causing them problems. Continue in I Kings 12:14-17 to find the king’s answer:


And he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, my father made your yoke heavy, and but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.


So the king did not listen to the people; for it was a turn of events from the Lord that he might establish his word, which the Lord spoke through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the king of Nebat.


When all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying, what portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse; to your tents, O Israel; now look after your own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.


But as for the sons of Israel who lived in the other cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.


If you read this whole chapter, you will find that there was a division in the nation at this time. Now, instead of having one nation there are two nations. If you don’t understand this, you can’t understand the prophets. The ten northern tribes succeeded from the union and formed what was called the House of Israel. The House of Israel was the nation of Israel. A separate nation. The two southern tribes, Judah and Benjamin, formed the House or nation of Judah. Some of the prophets went to the House of Israel and some went to the House of Judah, and there were different prophecies made about these two nations. Now there are two nations; but God promised Abraham that his seed would form a multitude of nations. We are talking about God working very patiently to bring forth His promises.


The next part of the story is so important because if you don’t understand it you will be missing a great part of the cross; the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and what all was done at the cross is not understood until you understand that God had married the House of Israel in Exodus, Chapter 19, with the covenant. Both the House of Israel and the House of Judah became sinful. The prophet Hosea was sent to the nation of Israel with the message to “Repent or Perish.” They did not repent. As a result, they perished. This had already happened in Jeremiah Chapter 3:8:


And I saw, that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel I had sent her away, and given her a writ of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but she went and was a harlot also.


God said, “I divorce Israel” for her unfaithfulness. He said He should have divorced Judah, too, but put up with Judah because He still had to keep the covenant and He had a plan. The House of Israel went into Assyrian captivity about seven hundred years before Christ. We hear very little more about them in the Bible after that. What happened to them? We know, contrary to what is taught in the churches today, that they did not go out of existence; we are told in Hosea 1:10 that they were going to form a multitude like the sands of the sea and that someday they would join together with the House of Judah and have one leader. What happened to those people? They dispersed to the north and to the west into the area of Europe and the British Isles and they became nations. Cut off from God – remember they were not His people; they had been divorced – but to say that they were not around is to deny James Chapter 1. Seven hundred years later James is writing and this is what he says in 1:1:


James, a bond servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes who are disbursed abroad, greetings.


It says “the twelve tribes.” They were in existence and they were scattered abroad. That phrase, disbursed abroad, is only used three times in the New Testament. The above passage from James 1:1; the following passage from I Peter 1:1:


Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who reside as aliens scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia who are chosen


He is writing to a chosen people who are scattered or disbursed in a certain area. The third place this phrase is used is in John 7:35:


The Jews therefore said to one another, where does this man intend to go, that we shall not find him? He is not attending to go to the dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks, is he?


The word dispersion comes from the Greek and, according to Strong’s, it means Israelites living in other countries or scattered abroad. When Jesus spoke they knew about this dispersion of the ten tribes of Israel that had been cast off seven hundred years before. The prophets told them. And, they had the promises. Who were the Gentiles? Read in Romans 9:23-24:


And he did so in order that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had prepared beforehand for glory,

Even us, whom he also called, not among Jews only, but also from among the Gentiles?


Hebrews 8:8 teaches clearly that the new covenant was made with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. Paul is talking about those people that have been called. He said that “he called us from the Jews and from the Gentiles.” One of our problems is that we have the wrong definition of Gentile in our heads. We think the word Gentile means non-Jew. All you have to do is look up the Greek word for Gentile, and see that it says, “a race, a nation; plural, the nations.” The word Gentile means nation. God said to Abraham that his seed was going to form a multitude of nations. This is a flesh and blood race of people forming nations.


In Hosea we find that God had Hosea marry a harlot. Why? Personally, I think that he wanted Hosea to learn to preach from the heart and to get across to the people how God was feeling about His people going whoring after other gods. So Hosea was God’s prophet and he preached what God wanted him to preach. In Hosea 1:4:


And the Lord said to him, name him Jezreel for yet a little while, and I will punish the house of Jehu, for the blood shed of Jezreel and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.

They were no longer going to continue as a nation because God was going to put an end to their nation. Continuing in Hosea 1:5-7:


And it will come about on that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.


Then she conceived again, and gave birth to a daughter. And the Lord said unto him, name her name Loruhamah, for I will no more have compassion on the house of Israel, that I should ever forgive them.


But I will have compassion on the house of Judah, and deliver them by the Lord their God, and will not deliver them by bow, by sword, nor by battle, by horses, or by horsemen.


The prophesy was that God was going to put an end to the nation of Israel, but not to the nation of Judah - the Jews of the House of Judah. He said that he would deliver Judah but not by sword or by battle. The Assyrians, who were a world ruling power at the time, came down from the north and they conquered the House of Israel; they kept going and went into the southern two tribes, but they were stopped by the hand of God. The Assyrians surrounded Jerusalem, which was the capitol of the House of Judah. Read this in 2 Kings 19:35-36:


Then it happened that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians and when men rose early in the morning, behold, all of them were dead.


So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and returned home, and lived at Nineveh.


This was the prophesy that Hosea had made coming to pass. He delivered Judah, but not by battle, sword, bow, or horseman; but by a miracle that happened that night – 185,000 died during the night. He kept the promise to the House of Israel. They were conquered by the Assyrians and were carried into exile as told in 2 Kings 17:6:


In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria captured Samaria, and carried Israel away into exile into Assyria, and settled them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.


The Assyrians took these covenant people, these people who were under a national covenant and married to God, and carried them away. God divorced them, according to Jeremiah Chapter 3.


We need to go back to Hosea Chapter 1 to find out what happened to these people. The church world today tells us that they ceased to be; they went out of existence; they homogenized with the other peoples of the world. Read on in Hosea 1:8-10:


When she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and gave birth to a son.


And the Lord said, name him Loammi, for you are not my people, and I am not your God.


Yet the number of the sons of Israel will be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; and it will come about, that in the place where it was said to them, you are not my people, there it shall be said to them, you are to be called the sons of the living God.


How can anyone say that these people ceased to be as a flesh and blood people? We have already established that these were flesh and blood people coming out of a flesh and blood man to form a flesh and blood nation and a multitude of nations, and now we are told although they are not His people they are going to multiply like the sands of the sea.


Can you imagine the despair that these people felt when they saw that Hosea was right? They had been a chosen people, married to God, and now they are divorced and cast away. But, God, in His infinite mercy, gave them hope. He said, someday you will be called “sons of the living God.” He made another prophesy which seems so incredible because you have to remember that the House of Israel and the House of Judah were enemies – they fought with each other all of the time. He says in Verse 11:


And the sons of Judah and the sons of Israel will be gathered together, and they will appoint for themselves one leader, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel.


This then was the prophesy – although you are going to be divorced, cut off, and no longer My people, some day – some day when you are called sons of God, you will be joined with the House of Judah under one leader. All of this background needs to be understood in order to fully understand the New Testament.


It had been over seven hundred years since they had been taken from their home land, captured by the cruel Assyrians. What happened to them? We know that James, a Holy Spirit-inspired apostle tells us that they were still in existence and scattered abroad. He wrote to the twelve tribes. When the Assyrians came down from the north they not only took the ten northern tribes but they also took people from the two southern tribes. It was not just ten tribes but part of twelve tribes that they took. Then Jesus comes with a mission. In Matthew 15:24:


But he answered and said, I was sent only unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.


What was His mission? Could He be that leader that Hosea said that the House of Judah and the House of Israel would gather under and follow? He says, in His own words, that He is coming for the House of Israel. How can anyone deny these scriptures? Many do not deny them, they just ignore them. There is something else that you need to understand – the despair that they felt once they were divorced. God gave them hope, but the House of Israel, although they did not keep His law to love, honor, and obey, understood the law. How could He bring them back? They knew that not only could God not lie but He could not break own His law because that would be sin and God cannot sin. His law says in Deuteronomy 24:1-4:


When a man takes a wife, and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he hath found some indecency in her and he writes her a certificate of divorce, and puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house.


And she leaves his house and goes and becomes another man’s wife.


And if the latter husband turns against her, and writes her a certificate of divorce, and puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, who took her to be his wife;


Then her former husband, who sent her away, is not allowed to take her again to be his wife, since she has been defiled; for that is abomination before the Lord; and you shall not bring sin upon the land, which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance.


In summary, the law says that if a woman is married and divorced and she goes to be with another man, and the other man either divorces her or dies, she can never go back and be the wife of the first husband – never. God divorced His wife, the House of Israel, according to Jeremiah Chapter 3, but gave her a little ray of hope that someday she could come back. Israel did not understand how this could be possible; but, through love, all things are possible. Jesus Christ died on the cross to establish a new covenant. The average church minister today will answer yes if you ask him, “Did Jesus Christ establish a new covenant?” But, if you ask the average church minister with whom He established this new covenant they will probably answer, “With whomsoever believeths.” But the scripture is very explicit with whom He established His new covenant. Read in Hebrews 8:8:

For finding fault with them, he said, behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and with the House of Judah;


He established His new covenant with the very people that Hosea Chapter 1 said would come back together under one leader. – the House of Israel and the House of Judah. This is so clear, but the church world today begins to confuse things by saying that this is the spiritual Israel. This can’t be a spiritual Israel – read on in Hebrews 8:9


Not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; for they continued not in my covenant, and I did not care for them

These were not spiritual people but real flesh and blood people that were brought out of Egypt. How did God ever bring them back together without violating His own law? If you don’t understand this story, you will miss the significance of the cross. This is the most beautiful love story ever told, or actually, the most beautiful love story never told. In Romans 7:1-4 it says:


Or do you not know, brethren, (for I am speaking to those who know the law,) that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives?


For the married woman is bound by the law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning her husband.


So then if, while her husband is living, she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law; so that she is not an adulteress, though she is joined to another man.


Therefore, my brethren, you also are were made to die to the law through the body of Christ; that you might be joined to another, to him who was raised from the dead, that we may bear fruit for God.


Who died on the cross? The husband of Israel. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God”John 1:1. And, in John 1:14 it says, and the Word became flesh and dwelled among us.” So, Jesus Christ was the one that the House of Israel had been married to and when He died on the cross, she was freed from the law. The law kept her from ever coming back to Him, but when he died, He redeemed her. When He resurrected from the grave, and she realized that she had killed the only one who had ever loved her, she died through repentance. The Bible likens repentance to dying to your old way of life. She, too, like a dead person, was buried in baptism and raised up from that baptism for the remissions of sins to walk in the newness of life as a pure virgin, washed clean. So, Paul says, “I have betrothed you as a pure virgin to Christ.” This is all the story of Israel – a beautiful story. This is the story of God keeping His Word. Christ told Peter before His death that He was giving him the keys to the kingdom, so it was only right for Peter to stand on the day of Pentecost and preach the first new covenant sermon as it says in Acts 2:36-39:


Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain, that God has made Him both Lord and Christ this Jesus, whom you have crucified.


Now when they heard this, they were pierced to their heart, and they said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, brethren, what shall we do?


And Peter said to them, repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.


For the promise is for you, and your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself.


Who was far off? The twelve tribes disbursed abroad who had formed a multitude of nations. Who does the promise belong to? Read in Romans 9:1-5:

I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit


That I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my heart.


For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh;


Who are Israelites; to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the temple service, and the promises;


Whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.


Notice that the promises belong to the flesh and blood Israelites. That is what Peter was talking about for all who were far off. The nations that led off to the west were there because of the captivity and the exile that took place during the days of the Syrian captivity and now Jesus was bringing them together under a new covenant made with the House of Israel and the House of Judah with Him as king


The word Gentile means nation, not non-Jew. God said to Abraham that his seed was going to form a multitude of nations. This is a flesh and blood race of people forming nations. What nations is he talking about? Read in verse 24-26:


Even us, whom he also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles?


As he said also in Hosea, I will call those who are not my people, my people; and her who was not beloved, beloved.


And it shall be that in the place where it was said to them, ye are not my people; there they shall be called the son of the living God.

Notice that he quotes from Hosea Chapter 1. I am not saying that we are saved by race but that we are saved by grace. And all of those people who were born into a certain race are not automatically saved. Read in Romans 9:27-


Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved;


If someone said to me that I was the inheritor of a great fortune because of who I was, I certainly would not tell them that I was not interested. The point that I want you to see is that the Gentiles that were accepting the Gospel in the New Testament were those people that Hosea spoke about and Romans 9:24-27 proves this point.


Remember that there was the House of Israel, the ten northern tribes and the House of Judah, the two southern tribes. The people from the House of Judah were called Judeans and that is translated in your Bible as Jews. What are people in Texas called? Texans. The early Texans could have been described as Anglo people because there were very few Mexicans in Texas then. But today Texans could be Anglos, Mexicans, Arabs, Japanese, or blacks. There was a great deal of change in the racial make of Texans over just a few years. Imagine the change in a few hundred years that took place in Judah. When the House of Israel was taken into Assyrian captivity, the House of Judah remained. The House of Judah became so bad that she was taken into Babylonian captivity. This was a big upheaval in the land of “milk and honey”, as it was once called. When they were taken into Babylonian captivity the land did not remain vacant. Read in Ezekiel 7:24:


Therefore I shall bring the worst of the nations, and they will possess their houses; I shall also make the pride of the strong one to cease; and their holy places will be profaned.


The House of Judah was uprooted and taken to Babylon and, according to the above passage, the worst of the nations took over their land. Who was the worst nation at that time? Esau-Edom. The Edomites moved in. They are the people who God described as worthy of His wrath. As Charles Weisman points out in his book Who is Esau-Edom, many Edomites moved into the area. Seventy years later, when they returned from captivity, it was not the same place that they left. The worst of the nations had moved in and that is why you read about their having to rebuild the temple and city walls with swords at their sides – there were people fighting against them who did not want them to worship their God.


Moving on in history – things happen over the centuries. Charles Weisman points out that the Edomites were conquered and forced to become followers of Judaism. When you read the word Jew in the New Testament you are reading about Judeans – the people living in Judah. You don’t really know this unless you can see from the context. Read in John 10:27:


My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me;

If you know anything about sheepherding, you know that the sheep know the voice of the shepherd. The shepherds could get together and put all of the sheep into one large pen at night and in the morning, the shepherd will call for his sheep and his sheep will come out of that flock and follow him. If you have heard the voice of Jesus Christ and you have been baptized for the remission of your sins and you are bearing the Christian fruits that you are supposed to bear – love, joy, peace, happiness – then, “my sheep hear my voice, and follow me” you are one of His sheep. What about people who are not of the same race and ethnic makeup? That is another part of this whole story. Jesus purchased the world in order to redeem the treasure. The door was open to others.


His sheep hear His voice; the people that were called to follow Jesus, according to Romans 9, were called out of the Jews or the Judeans. The Judeans who were His people, for the most part, followed Him and came out. The Gentiles, the nations, which were His people, heard His voice and they came out. Hosea 1:10 was being fulfilled. The House of Israel and the House of Judah were coming together under one leader.

When you understand this, you can take the story of the prodigal son and realize that it has a deeper meaning than what you realize. There was a father and he had two sons – the House of Israel and the House of Judah. When the prodigal son came back the son that had stayed with the father became jealous. This was happening in the days of the New Testament. The Jews, the Judeans, saw these heathens coming in, which were the Gentiles, and there was a conflict. This is what the story of the prodigal son is about. The people that were His people, of the Jews, heard his voice and they followed Him. An excerpt from the 1980 Jewish Almanac from Part I – “Identity Crisis; a Brief History for the Term Jew” reads as follows:


Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a Jew or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew.


This means something for those who are interested in the truth. It is no accident that predominantly, Christianity is a white man’s religion - particularly, if you take out Catholicism, which isn’t Christianity at all. It has been these people, who God said to Abraham, “I’m going to bless the world through your seed.” It has been the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that has translated the Bible into every language and dialect there is. It has been these people that have made up the missionaries that have taken the gospel to all of the other worlds because God said that that was the way He was going to bless the world. This does not mean that He does not love the other people. Remember when I used the illustration – I love my wife and choose her as my wife – I love other men’s wives, also – as Christian sisters – but, I love my wife more. Israel was His bride. It did not mean that He did not love the other people, but Israel was chosen. The things that are going on in America today all tie to this story of God calling Abraham. Read in II Samuel 7:10:


I will also appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may live in their own place, and not be disturbed again; nor will the wicked afflict them any more, as formerly,


The Light and the Glory is a pretty good history of America through the Revolutionary War. It is written by Judeo-Christian Baal priests, but they did a tremendous job in research. On page 157 from this book it says:


By now a farewell sermon had become a tradition and it was preached by a stalwart young puritan minister named John Cotton, whose star was also destined to rise over New England. He preached on II Samuel 7:10 – “go forth,” Cotton exhorted, “with a public spirit, with that care of universal helpfulness; have a tender care to your children that they do not degenerate as the Israelites did.”


Samuel Morrison put it thus: “Cotton’s sermon was of a nature to inspire these new children of Israel with the belief that they were the Lord’s chosen people, destined, if they kept the covenant with Him, to people and fruitify this new Canaan in the western wilderness.”


I think that it is significant that the farewell sermon given to the pilgrims as they were leaving to go to America was taken from this text – II Samuel 7:10. They recognized that God was picking them up and placing them in a land that God had prophesized through the prophet Nathan clear back in the days of King David. He was going to have a special place for them. To begin to find America in the scriptures, first turn to Micah 4:1-5. This is a prophesy about the last days and about a nation. (In Bible prophesy, mountain means nation).


And it will come about in the last days that the mountain of the house of the Lord will be established as the chief of the mountain; it will be raised above the hills, and people will stream to it.


And many nations will come and say, come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us about his ways, and that we may walk in his paths; for from Zion will go forth the law, even the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.


And he will judge between many people, and render decisions for mighty distant nations; and they will hammer their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation will not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they train for war.


And each of them will sit under his vine and under his fig tree, with no one to make him afraid, for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.


Though all of the people walk each in the name of his god, as for me, we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever.


The statement on the national emblem of America is “E Pluribus Unum” which means “out of many nations-one”. This was the greatest mass migration of people ever in the history of mankind; the Scots, the English, the Germans, the French, the Swedes, the Norwegians – these were all of the same genetic base – came to America. They walked in the name of God. When they came to America, they came in the name of God. Believe it or not, there was a time in America you could not hold public office if you were not white, not a believer in Jesus Christ, and if you did not believe in the Bible. You can be sure that this is not taught in schools today.


Continuing with Micah 4:6


In that day, declares the Lord, I will assemble the lame, and gather the outcasts, even those that whom I have afflicted;


He is saying that this nation will be gathered with outcasts. Quoting again from The Light and the Glory:


Clearly, God had moved the state of Virginia when men had abandoned her and, though more ministers were beginning to draw the analogy of a new promised land, none had quite the temerity to suggest that the mixed band of convicts, down-at-the-heels gentlemen, professional soldiers without a war, and slum orphans (for the city fathers of London had hit upon a unique solution for doing something about the swarming bands of street urchins) were a new chosen people.


How could these people who were basically the outcasts of the old world be forming a new people or nation? But, that is exactly what Micah 4:6-7 says:


. . . I will assemble the lame, and gather the outcasts, even those that whom I have afflicted


And I will make the lame a remnant and the outcasts a strong nation


This is a prophesy about the forming of a very great nation. Continuing in Verse 7:


…and the Lord will reign over them in mount Zion from now on, and forever.


In 1776, according to the book, The Light and the Glory, “No King but Jesus.” became the motto, the battle cry, the slogan throughout the colonies. Can you imagine that churches ignore the fact that the greatest nation ever formed in all of the history of mankind formed on the basis that they thought they were the covenant people of scripture, the Israelites? Can you imagine that they ignore that this nation was formed on the basis of the word of God; formed with the battle cry, “No King but Jesus” and then tell us that America is not in the Bible? It is there, right there in Micah. In Micah 4:8 it says:


And as for you, tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, to thee you will come, even the former dominion will come; the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.


What does the phrase, “the former dominion” mean? According, again, to The Light and the Glory, from the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence,


In the silence that followed the announcement of the vote, the late afternoon sun cast its soft rays through the tall windows on a brass candlestick standing on a green felt table covering, a carved eagle over the door, a pair of spectacles laying on a polished desk. The magnitude of what they had done began to weigh upon them and they realized that they and their countrymen were no longer Englishmen but citizens of a fledgling nation barely a few minutes old. Many stared out the windows; some wept openly; some, like Witherspoon, bowed his head and closed his eyes in prayer. John Hancock broke the silence: “Gentlemen, the price on my head has just been doubled.” A wry chuckle followed and then, Samuel Adams arose. “We have this day restored the sovereign to whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting sun, may His kingdom come.”


Can’t you see the significant of Samuel Adams’ words? They restored the dominion. The people at that time recognized the Declaration of Independence as a prophetic, religious happening.


As the news of the signing of the Declaration spread abroad in the newborn nation, Americans everywhere were delirious with joy, cheering, waving, ringing church bells, wasting gun powder. Samuel Adams wrote, ‘The people, I am told, recognized the resolution as though it were a decree promulgated from heaven.”


This is Micah, Chapter 4. What happened to the nation that God had promised way back there in II Samuel 7:10? Micah, 4:8 says:


And as for you, tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, to you it will come, even the former dominion will come; the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.


Now why do you cry out loudly? Is there no king among you? Has your counselor perished that agony has gripped you as a woman in childbirth?


Writhe and labor to give birth, daughter of Zion, like a woman in childbirth, for now you will go out of the city, and dwell in the field, and go to Babylon;


America hasn’t gone to hell – America has gone to Babylon. America gave up her king; he is called in scripture the mighty counselor. We have birth pangs, but it says, continuing in Verse 10:


there you will be rescued; there the Lord will redeem you from the hand of your enemies.


Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.


In Collosians1:13 it says:


We are translated out of the dominion of darkness into the kingdom.


America is in the Bible. It is the New Jerusalem. What people do not understand that there are, in scripture, more than one JerUSAlem. (Don’t you find it interesting that USA is in the word Jerusalem?) The scripture is clear – there is more than one Jerusalem. The Baal priests have everyone looking over to this little bastard state in a dried up sand box with a bunch of terrorists and a parasite to America as the true Jerusalem. They exist off of a lie - a lie that funnels millions and billions of money to the Zionist movement. If this lie gets out can you imagine what it would cost them? The New Jerusalem described in Zechariah 2:1-4:


Then I lifted up my eyes, and looked, and behold there was a man with a measuring line in his hand.


So I said, where are you going? And he said to me, to measure Jerusalem, to see wide it is, and how long it is.


And, behold, the angel that was speaking with me was going out, and another angel coming out to meet him,

And said to him, run, speak to that young man, saying, Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the multitude of men and cattle within it.


In the New American Standard Bible, the words “without walls” has a side note beside it and the definition says “like unwalled villages.” First of all, Jerusalem is going to consist of unwalled cities because of the multitude of men and the cattle within it. There are more cattle in Keith County, Nebraska, than there is in the entire state of the Israelis. A county in what is called the “Great America Desert” which our people allowed to bloom. Many of the prophesies that they try to tell you happened in that other land really happened right here in this land. We made the desert bloom. On July 4, 1776, a nation was born in one day and it is all in keeping with prophesy. Reading on in Zechariah 2:5-8:


For I, declared the Lord, will be a wall of fire round her, and I will be the glory in her midst.


Ho, there, flee from the land of the north, declares the Lord, for I have dispersed you as the four winds of the heavens, declares the Lord.


O Zion, escape you who are living with the daughter of Babylon.

For thus says the Lord of hosts; after the glory he has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.


This is the New Jerusalem – unwalled cities full of a multitude of men and full of cattle. They might say, “Anyone who touches the Jew over there touches the apples of his eye,” but they have the wrong land and the wrong people. In Ezekiel 38 and 39, it describes a people that come out with unwalled villages and cattle and the land was taken by the sword. Our people fought for this land – we fought the English and we fought the elements.


Summarizing it this way, God promised Abraham that his seed would form a multitude of nations – it did. When they formed the first nation, that nation divided into two nations. The House of Israel was taken into Syrian captivity 700 years before Christ and over those many decades they formed a multitude of nations. When Jesus came and said, “I have come for the lost sheep of the House of Israel”, he was coming to fulfill the prophesy of Hosea 1: 10, 11, for the House of Israel and the House of Judah would join together under one leader. These people that came together under the new covenant were called from the Jews, the Judeans, and were called from the gentiles, the nations. The remnant heard His voice. As time went on they established a Christian nation. But it was not Christian very long because, in keeping with prophesy, they went to Babylon. And so, today, we are at that stage; we are those people, we are in that land, and great things are taking place. You can’t understand what is taking place or what to do until you get this whole story.


“I Love To Tell the Story.” This is the story to which the hymn refers and to understand it you must have a love for the truth and a love for Jesus Christ who is the way, the truth, and the life. Some would rather believe a lie. I want to warn all of you – and there is not one of you who should not heed this warning – don’t play around with the truth. The Bible is clear – if you will not receive the love of the truth, God will send you a deluding influence so that you might believe a lie.


God has kept His Word. He did a great thing at the cross. The love story goes on because He is not done with this world. There is a new heaven and a new earth and His kingdom rule is going to be further established. We should be of good cheer – not sad and forlorn - because we have a God who would not even spare His only begotten son for us.


Our Father in Heaven I do ask for your blessings on this message that it might bear fruit, might open eyes, and cause people to understand with their hearts and minds this great bible story that has been so confused in the minds of people, mystified, and taken away from them. We pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.