It would appear that very few people know what the word “STRANGER,” or “STRANGERS” actually mean in the Scriptures. This study is to provide you with the information that these words can mean other Israelites from other countries and it can mean complete STRANGERS of another race or people.
The word “STRANGER” is used some 129 times in the Scriptures; 121 times in the Old Testament and 8 times in the New Testament of the King James Version of the Bible.
The word “STRANGERS” is used some 80 times in the Scriptures; 65 times in the Old Testament and 15 times in the New Testament of the King James Version of the Bible.
The first use of the word “STRANGER” is in Genesis 15:13: “And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a STRANGER in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.”
This is in reference to the time that most of the Israelites would spend in the land of Egypt. Joseph was the first one to go there as a prisoner and through the help of Yahweh was raised to be second in command in that country until his death. Joseph later brought his entire family into Egypt and placed them in some of the most fertile land in all of Egypt.
Then in Genesis 17:12: “And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any STRANGER, which is not of thy seed.”
STRANGER: Strong’s Concordance: #5236 nekar (nay‑kawr')' from OT:5234; foreign, or (concretely) a foreigner, or (abstractly) heathendom: KJV ‑ alien, strange (+‑er). (Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek‑Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
Before we go any further with this we need to remind you that the entire Bible is the history of the conflict between Yahweh our God and the rebel Satan, also carried on between THEIR CHILDREN. Didn’t you know that they both had children? Yes, we do mean children, not merely followers. There are those who deny this truth, but they are deceived or they are deceivers doing the work of the devil, called Satan.
Luke 3:38 tells us ADAM WAS THE SON OF GOD and surely you know Adam had children and descendants down through our won generations. In many other places, Yahweh refers to His children. For just a few of these consider Deuteronomy 32:19:
“And when Yahweh saw it, He abhorred them, because of the provoking of HIS SONS AND OF HIS DAUGHTERS.”
Isaiah 43:6 records:
“I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring MY SONS from afar and MY DAUGHTERS from the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 45:11 records;
“Thus saith Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel and his Maker. Ask me of things to come concerning my SONS and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.”
In Jeremiah 14:8:
“O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a STRANGER in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?”
Psalm 82:6 states:
“I have said, Ye are Gods; and all of you are children of the Most High.”
In the New Testament we read in John 11:51-52;
“He prophesied that Yahshua should die for that nation; and not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together THE CHILDREN OF YAHWEH, THAT WERE SCATTERED ABROAD.”
Paul in Romans 8:14, 16 says;
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of Yahweh, THEY ARE THE SONS OF YAHWEH. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF YAHWEH.”
As to the children of Satan, this also is affirmed in the Bible from beginning to end. In Genesis 3:15 where Yahweh tells Satan, “I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between THY SEED AND HER SEED,” the same Hebrew word for seed or descendants is used in both instances. Satan was to have just as literal seed, or children, as the woman Eve. Yahshua affirmed this several times, for example in Matthew 13:38-39 where He said:
“The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom (Yahweh’s children): but the tares are THE CHILDREN OF THE WICKED ONE; the enemy that sowed them is the devil.”
In John 6:70-71 Yahshua said to His 12 disciples, “Have not I chosen you 12 and ONE OF YOU IS A DEVIL?” very carefully read John 8:31-55 where Yahshua said to these people;
“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. Yahshua 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 Yahweh; YE DO THE DEEDS OF YOUR FATHER.”
They tried to masquerade as Yahweh’s children, but they could not deceive Yahshua. They said:
“We have one father, even Yahweh. Yahshua said unto them, IF YAHWEH WERE YOUR FATHER, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from Yahweh; 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. It is my father that honoreth me: of whom ye say that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him.”
Yahshua was not using vulgarly abusive language to them, He was stating a biological fact, with scientific accuracy. Paul also does not hesitate to identify certain people as the CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL. Meeting one of these devils, which is recorded in Acts 13:6-10, Paul clearly called him THOU CHILD OF THE DEVIL.
In the thousands of years of this conflict, whenever we have remembered that we are the children of God, remained loyal to Him and remembered that God Himself put enmity between HIS children and SATAN'S CHILDREN, we have had prosperity and high civilization, with very little crime. The wars which the wicked started against us ended quickly with tremendous victories in our favor. Satan's tactics have always been the same down through the ages.
“And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a STRANGER?” (Proverbs 5:20)
STRANGER: Strong’s Concordance: #5237 nokriy (nok‑ree'); from OT:5235 (second form); strange, in a variety of degrees and applications (foreign, non‑relative, adulterous, different, wonderful):
First he tries to crush us by force, as the Bible records many times and as we saw a few years ago in Japan's treacherous attack upon us. But these attacks always fail, when we remember who WE are and who THEY are and act accordingly.
Then Satan tries another method. Since God has given us the victory whenever we remember that we are HIS CHILDREN and have nothing to do with the children and the ways of Satan.
The only way to conquer and enslave or destroy us is to make us forget this division between the CHILDREN OF GOD and the CHILDREN OF SATAN, get us all mixed together so our ways will be corrupted with theirs, our children will learn their evil, our government will be controlled by their power and they will make us enemies of God like themselves.
“Thus saith the Lord GOD; No STRANGER, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any STRANGER that is among the children of Israel.” (Ezekiel 44:9)
STRANGER: Strong’s Concordance: #5236 nekar (nay‑kawr')' from OT:5234; foreign, or (concretely) a foreigner, or (abstractly) heathendom: KJV ‑ alien, strange (+‑er).
STRANGER: Strong’s Concordance: #1121 ben (bane); from OT:1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., [like OT:1, OT:251, etc.]): KJV ‑ + afflicted, age, [Ahoh‑] [Ammon‑] [Hachmon‑] [Lev‑] ite, [anointed‑] one, appointed to, (+)arrow, [Assyr‑] [Babylon‑] [Egypt‑] [Grec‑] ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, X came up in, child, colt, X common, X corn, daughter, X of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, X in, + kid, + lamb, (+)man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+)people, + rebel, + robber, X servant born, X soldier, son, + spark, + steward, + STRANGER, X surely, them of, + TUMULTUOUS ONE, + valiant [‑est], whelp, worthy, young (one), youth. (Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek‑Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
Only when we are in rebellion against God, and therefore do not receive His help, can Satan and his children hope to destroy us. We were warned of this, as of all other dangers.
In Deuteronomy 7:2‑4 we got the first warning:
"Thou shalt smite them and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them: 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. 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."
But we have allowed them to enter our land in great numbers, multitudes of them were admitted illegally under the Roosevelt administration. We have allowed them to take control over our commerce, our government, our schools and now they who hate our God are even laying hands on our churches. God warned us not to allow them in the land. "For they will turn away thy son from following Me."
“In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the STRANGERS carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.” (Obadiah 1:11)
They have done this. Their organizations have made such a bitter fight against any mention of the name of Jesus Christ in our schools that many schools boards have yielded to their pressure. They have sometimes been able to put some of their own people into public office, where they have ruled officially that we cannot even read one verse from the Bible in our schools, because it offends them!
Our children are not allowed to hear the name of God in our schools and now even our churches are being infiltrated and corrupted in the same way. Under the guise of "interfaith" movements, supposedly Christian ministers have been induced to bring into their pulpits those whose official doctrine calls our Savior, Jesus Christ, a liar and a fraud.
To avoid offending these people, supposedly Christian ministers carefully avoid preaching anything from the Gospel of John. They practically deny their Savior to please His enemies. So, our children, who cannot hear the name of our God in school, often cannot hear it in their churches either. The evil of which God warned us has come upon us.
How are Satan's children able to do this? By a great MASQUERADE, in which they pretend to be God's children and have corrupted most of our clergymen until these no longer tell us who WE are. We received warning of this also, if we would only heed it.
In II Corinthians 11:13‑15, where it says,
"Such men are sham apostles, dishonest workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ."
No wonder, as even Satan himself masquerades as a shining angel. So it is nothing strange if his servants also masquerade as servants of uprightness. But, their doom will fit their actions.
So we are told by them that these people are God's chosen, that they must be helped to invade and steal other people's land and that our own institutions must be changed so as not to offend them and that our churches must abandon Him in order to have fellowship with them. But God warned us NOT TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH DEVILS.
All masquerades must reach an end and this one is almost finished. It has nearly succeeded in bringing us to destruction. But God will save us because we are HIS CHILDREN.
Though most of us have forgotten our identity, He has not forgotten. Masks will be removed and our true identity revealed. In Isaiah 51:1‑2, God has told us,
"Hearken to Me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the rock from whence ye are hewn and to the hole of the pit from whence ye are digged. LOOK UNTO ABRAHAM YOUR FATHER AND UNTO SARAH THAT BORE YOU."
That is, look to your ancestry, recognize that you are Israel, God's children. STOP MASQUERADING AS GENTILES. Tear the mask off Satan's children who masquerade as you.
“So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no STRANGERS pass through her any more.”