What makes one heirs of Yahweh’s earthly promise and citizens of His eternal kingdom? Is it their parentage, geographic place of birth, colour or other criteria? Is it reserved for descendants of Israel or all humans and if the former, who are real Israelites? There is a lot of theoretical answers to these questions by various groups. Some are claiming that they are the real Jews or Israelites and others are imposters or gentiles. Even causing hostility, anger or resentment of other groups. So at the end of the study we can ask the real Jew to please stand up and others to sit down.
As bible believers who desire to be part of the titled group let us see what the source of our faith says on the criteria to be of the group. Whether it matters if we are part of that Israelite group or is it a divisive deceit of the devil in order to gather armies to fight God’s people in the Revelation battle of Armageddon or make claim to the earthly land of Israel.
As we study, bear in mind God created all humans, what he desires for them and the way He has gone about it setting up one nation as a light to the other nations. Bear in mind 2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Eph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:
I have in the past done a presentation titled “My People”, the term used by God for His group. I have also done one called “Spirit of the Torah”. Then d one going through many of the bible verses some groups use to substantiate their claim of being the real Israelites. I do not intend to duplicate any of those points here; but suggest you listen to those studies to add to this one. What I am aiming to do in this study is trace the formation and composition of “Israel” before they went into Egypt, when they came out, if they changed during the years until the Messiah came and stop at to where they possibly dispersed in AD 70 at the time of the temple’s destruction. To follow my evidence you first need to understand the difference between “Israel the nation” and a “Hebrew”. The latter is by birth or bloodline and the former is an amalgamation of various individuals or group.