The Jew / Gentile Connection

Psalm 122:6 KJV  “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” This is a promise from God to Jew and Gentile. King David writes Psalm 122 ” For my brethren and companions’ sakes,”

The original blessing went to Abraham aka Abram and others – those that bless him. See Genesis 12:1-3. Paul, a Jew from the tribe of Benjamin,  explains in
Galatians 3:7-9 KJV “Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
[8] And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying , In thee shall all nations be blessed.
[9] So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.”

Abraham was after Noah but before Moses and the law. When I was first  saved, someone tried to tell me Abraham was a type of the church. Why? Their reasoning was Abraham was a type of Gentile. Scripture clearly does not teach that. Scripture teaches Abraham was a Hebrew, a Jew.

When Lot and others were captured, one escaped and came to Abraham to tell him of Lot and the others being captured. Notice the account in Genesis 14:13 KJV “And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.” Notice Abram the Hebrew? Abraham was not a Gentile but a Hebrew.

Any Jew or Gentile truly seeking the truth from God need only to look to the Scriptures for truth. The Old Testament and the New Testament present the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. You choose to believe God and his word or reject God and his word. Your decision determines where you will spend eternity once you die. God does not send anyone to hell or to the lake of fire, they send themselves.

The lake of fire was not created by God for mankind. Matthew 25:41 KJV “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:”  People send themselves to hell, just like the account of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31. Notice Yeshua / Jesus never said this was a parable, but a true account.

So people send themselves to hell. Then on judgment day, God is going to call up those in hell and judge them according to their works. Why their works? Because they trusted their works not God. So God is going to judge them by their works and then cast them into the lake of fire with the devil and the devil’s angels. Revelation 20:11-15 KJV “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
[12] And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
[13] And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
[14] And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
[15] And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Believers are not judged by their works for salvation because believers believe and received God’s free gift of salvation, Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Believers works are judged for rewards, not salvation see 1 Corinthians 3:11-23.

Friend, all are sinners, Jews and Gentiles.

Jews:
Psalm 14:1-3 KJV
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
[2] The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
[3] They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Daniel 9:5-7
Psalm 53:1-3

Gentiles:
Romans 3:10 KJV
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 3:23 KJV
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
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All owe a debt for their sin, Jew and Gentile.

Jew:
Ezekiel 18:4 KJV
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

2 Chronicles 25:4 KJV
But he slew not their children, but did as it is written in the law in the book of Moses, where the Lord commanded, saying, The fathers shall not die for the children, neither shall the children die for the fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin.

Gentile:
Romans 6:23 KJV
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 3:10 KJV
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
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Yeshua / Jesus Christ came to pay the sin debt for Jews and Gentiles.

Jew:
Isaiah 53 (all of it)
In part Isaiah 53:4-6 KJV
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
[5] But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
[6] All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Psalm 22
Psalm 69:21
Psalm 34:20

Gentile:
Romans 5:8 KJV “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Colossians 1:14 KJV “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”
John 3:16
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You must believe God in your heart. In your heart believe and receive Yeshua / Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.
Jew:
Psalm 32:5 KJV “I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord ; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.”

Psalm 32:1-11 KJV
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
[2] Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
[3] When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
[4] For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
[5] I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord ; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
[6] For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
[7] Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
[8] I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
[9] Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
[10] Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord , mercy shall compass him about.
[11] Be glad in the Lord , and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.”
Psalm 45:7

Gentile:
Romans 5:11 KJV
And not only so , but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Romans 10:9-10 KJV
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
[10] For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
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Once you believe God and receive Yeshua / Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour,  God protects you, keeps you, seals you.
Jew:
Psalm 37:28 KJV “For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.”
Isaiah 32:17 KJV
And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

Gentile:
Ephesians 1:13 KJV
In whom ye also trusted , after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise”

Ephesians 4:30 KJV
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
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When a Jew believes on Yeshua / Jesus as Lord and Saviour that does not mean they are no longer a Jew. They are a believing Jew. And when a Gentile believes on Jesus that does not mean the Gentile is now a Jew. It means they are a believing Gentile. And believing Jews and believing Gentiles – Galatians 3:28-29 KJV “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
[29] And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
I pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for Israel to be saved and for Gentiles to be saved. Until next time.

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Praise God!

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