(06/15/2015) Why the Jews Were Called Out?

Posted: June 15, 2015 in Abraham, Covenants, Inheritance, Jews, Law, Loved by GOD, Prophecy, Revelation, Scriptures
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Scripture points are shared, today, on why the Jews were called out from the world to serve divinity.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “blonde” (Level 2 with 318 points, a member since June 09, 2015) posted the following:

Christians why did God choose the Jews as his chosen people out of all other ethnic group in the world?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.  I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.  I speak that which I have seen with my Father:  and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.  They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.  But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God:  this did not Abraham.  Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me:  for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:  for he is a liar, and the father of it.  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.  (John 8:  36-45, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Correctly Knowing Israel? (03/01/2015); A Guarantee of Heaven? (03/22/2014); The Bible is Unchanging? (03/23/2014); Why Jesus Must Be A Jew (03/18/2014); The Benefit of Grace (03/19/2014); The Bible and Genealogy (09/10/2013); Why GOD Does Not Tell All (09/11/2013); “Authorized Personnel Only”? (03/13/2013); Before Abraham Was… (03/14/2013)

“blonde”, the Jews were not called into their service to divinity on the basis of their ethnicity, the aspects of their own inborn nature, or their peculiar customs, characteristics, and traditions.  Those who left Egypt with Moses were elect on the basis of sacred commitments, grace, divine prerogative, and multiple aspects of the divine nature.  Their three-fold status as heirs (to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) made them the best candidate group through whom divine covenants, promises and prophecies could be continued, completed and fulfilled as well as a group that could be used to make known and visible the active presence and operations of GOD.  Consider the following:

(1.)  Chosen on the basis of their need.  Deuteronomy 7:  6-8, King James Version (KJV):  6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God:  the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.  7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:  8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

(2.)  Chosen as an instrument to express divine wrath against sin (we say, judgment).  Deuteronomy 7:  1-5, KJV:  1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;  2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:  3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.  4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods:  so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.  5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.

(3.)  Chosen on the basis of meekness (we say, willingness to be led and taught by the Holy Spirit).  Genesis 18:  16-19, KJV:  16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom:  and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.  17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;  18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?  19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

(4.)  Chosen to demonstrate intimate relationship with Deity. Hebrews 12:  6-9, KJV:  6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.  7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?  8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.  9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence:  shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually taken into account.  (For example, (5.)  A collection of tribes becomes a unified nation through divine law and revelation.  Deuteronomy 4:  32-36, KJV:  32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?  33 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?  34 Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?  35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.  36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee:  and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith and spiritual maturity.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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