SUPPOSE WE ARE ISRAEL, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
Inez H. Comparet
What would you say to me if you knew I had discovered
that I was the heir to a vast estate, great wealth and responsibility? Instead
of rejoicing in the great privilege and turning to the work with all its great
issues, I simply said, "Well, what if I am the heir, what difference does
it make?" I know what you would think, even if you didn't say it.
Yet, when we show from the Bible and from history and
archeology that the Anglo Saxon and kindred people are the modern day
descendants of the house of Israel, to whom Yahweh has pledged with His oath so
many great privileges and blessings, many say indifferently, what difference
does it make? They want only personal salvation. Now the man who has the
blessing of personal salvation is the recipient of a marvelous gift of Yahweh
through Yahshua. This doesn't warrant his despising and rejecting the other
birthright, the birthright of race.
The Bible as given by Yahweh, is a complete whole; it
stands or falls in one piece. It declares the whole counsel of Yahweh and it
requires nothing short of the whole book to declare it, otherwise much of it
would not have been written. It is not for man to go through the book sorting
and picking, deciding what he wishes to accept and then say about the rest, what
difference does it make? To do so is the height of presumption.
Yahweh in His wisdom chose Israel to be used by Him in
His great plan for the transformation of a lost world. He wrote a large portion
of the Bible to tell us about Israel's part in that plan. There was ample space
allowed in the Bible for the presentation of the gospel to the individual.
Yahweh wrote about 5/6ths of the Bible as His message to the nations. Related to
almost every phrase of this revelation are the great nations of Israel, promised
by Yahweh to Abraham.
Infidel critics are busy all the time knifing the
scriptures, cutting out a bit here and a bit there. But, the "What
difference does it make?" folks throw away 5/6ths of the Bible in one lump;
5/6ths of the Bible is a lot to scrap!
Actually, the Israel identity truth is the key, which
opens up the Bible from the first promise made at the fall of Adam, until
Yahshua delivers up the finished kingdom to Yahweh. It may be likened to a
spiritual thread, which runs through almost every chapter of Bible history,
every doctrine, symbol, promise and covenant. The thread which when found makes
possible the unraveling of most of the mysteries of the Word. This is why the
people who see the truth have declared the Bible to be a new book, consistent,
harmonious and satisfying to mind and soul.
Centuries ago Yahweh made an unconditional,
irrevocable covenant with Abraham, to increase and preserve his
posterity throughout all generations. Now here we are, the many nations of
Israel, right here on the planet after almost 4,000 years, doing the work that
He said Israel would do. Psalm 105:8 promises, "He remembers His
covenant forever, the word He has commanded to a thousand generations. The
covenant He made with Abraham and His oath to Isaac. For He confirmed it to
Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an eternal covenant".
The writers of the four gospels constantly call attention
to Yahweh's faithfulness to Abraham. The apostles gloried in it, but you say,
what difference does it make?
It made quite a difference to Esau who despised his birthright
of race. Afterwards, he found no place for repentance, though he sought it
with tears. The birthright of race made quite a difference to Ishmael, the son
of the bondwoman Hagar. The birthright of race also made quite a difference to
the sons of Keturah.
Suppose we are Israel,
then we are the descendants of Abraham through Sarah, Isaac and Jacob. There is
a world of difference in the blessings of race, country, enlightenment and
opportunity bestowed upon the descendants of these people, than that which was
bestowed upon the others. Does the fact that a man is saved eternally preclude
the possibility of his appreciating the civil blessings, which he enjoys under
the Abrahamic covenant in these Israel countries? A short stay in the lands of
the dictators would show the difference and be quite convincing.
In Isaiah 51:2 Yahweh says, "Harken unto me,
ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek Yahweh: Look unto the rock
whence ye are hewn and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto
Abraham your father and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone and
blessed him and increased him". You that follow after righteousness are
certainly the Christians and we see that Yahweh wants them to see that they are
In Genesis 17:7 Yahweh promises, "I will
establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their
generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee and to thy
seed after thee". Can it be possible that it means nothing to the believer
to be chosen of Yahweh as an heir of that covenant, which in all of its
ramifications Yahweh unfolds throughout the remainder of the scriptures?
Suppose we are Israel, then we are members of Yahweh's
kingdom here on earth, He established that kingdom at Sinai. Constituting that
kingdom were the 12 tribes of Israel. Matthew 21:43 tells us plainly that
He took the kingdom from the Jews and turned it over to a nation. The
Greek word is ethnos. Don't tell me it was given to a church, for the Greek word
for church is ekklesia. That nation was to bring forth the fruits of the
kingdom; those fruits were both political and religious.
True to Yahshua's assignment, the Israel nations lead the
world in evangelistic work, missionary work, Bible translation, publication and
distribution. The United States and the British Commonwealth hold the record for
90% of this work.
It is not good Bible Christianity to hug the covenant of
grace so close to our hearts that we have no room for Yahweh's covenant of race,
that spurns the honors conferred by Yahweh. It does not require much research to
find many texts in which Yahweh reveals the exalted position given the chosen
race. A few of them are:
Isaiah 43:1-4 tells us, "But now thus saith
Yahweh that created thee, O Jacob and He that formed thee, O Israel, for I have
redeemed thee, I have called thee by My name, thou art Mine. Since thou wast
precious in My sight, thou hast been honorable and I have loved thee." I
Kings 8:53 continues, "Thou didst separate them from among all the
people of the earth, to be thine inheritance." Psalm 135:4 says,
"For Yahweh hath chosen Jacob unto Himself and Israel for a peculiar
Deuteronomy 7:6 reads, "For thou art a holy people (meaning set apart), Yahweh thy God hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself above all the nations that are upon the earth." Note the honors that are conferred. He chose them, redeemed them, claimed them for His own, separated them, and calls them precious, His peculiar treasure, and His special people, His inheritance above all the people on earth. Think of any believer reading all of that and then turning upon his heel and saying, "Suppose we are Israel, what difference does it make?
It rejects Yahweh's comfort for the last days. Yahweh was
anxious that His Israel people should have a clear vision of all that was to
come to pass in these trying times. Consequently He sent prophet after prophet,
telling of world conditions, which we would experience in our day. But right
with the cataclysmic upheavals that were foretold, there is always a word of
cheer, consolation and encouragement to His people Israel. He wanted us to have
the benefit of knowing what He is doing in the world, what the world events
actually mean. How He is going to make it all work out to the good of His people
Israel and through all that is happening, bring in the kingdom of Yahweh on
earth. The kingdom of Yahweh is the one theme of the Bible; it is the theme
Yahshua preached. In Romans 15:8, Paul tells us that Yahshua came to
confirm the promises made unto the fathers.
What is the worth of our identity as Israel? It proves
Yahweh to be unchangeably faithful, it proves the Bible to be literal and
historically true. It proves Yahweh is working today, as the prophets have all
foretold He would in, through and for His people Israel. Israel who is today
known as the Anglo Saxon, Scandinavian and Germanic people. Lastly, but by no
means least, it proves Yahshua did what He came to do, confirm the promises made
to the fathers.