Is all the descendants of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. Also known as Jews , Jewish people, Israelites, Hebrews.
Not limited to the present political & national state in the Middle East, which is but part of the whole.
Not limited to the those who only adhere to the religion of Judaism.
Believing individuals out of any nation (including Israel ) make up one new body.
The Bride of Christ.
The church is not a nation (or denomination) and its citizenship is not of this world. Partaking already of the spiritual aspects of the new Covenant. Eph 2:15
Not foreshadowed in the OT. Matt 16:18. 1 Cor. 10:32.
From Acts 2 to the Rapture. Gentiles:
Anyone NOT a descendant of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. A non-Jew.
= Israelites = Israeli = Jewish people = Israeli
One who has made a personal decision to follow Jesus Christ- only son of God.
The God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. 1 Cor 15:1-4
is one who is complete Called Messianic Jew = Hebrew Christian = Jewish Christian but NOT Messianic Judaism. Remains a member of the Jewish nation.
Kingdom of Heaven
= Kingdom of G-d = Kingdom of God which has 5 aspects in its PROGRAM.
- 1..Eternal. Overall God is always in control
- 2..Theocratic rule over Israel. Finished 2 Chron 36
- 3..Spiritual. Started with Adam. Composed of all believers. In the heart of Saints. The church is part of this.
- 4..Mystery. ( Matt 13 / Mark4 / Luke 8 ) This aspect was not revealed until offer of Messiah King was rejected. Ends when new offer of Messiah King is accepted. The church is part of this.
- 5.. Messianic (Millennial). In the future & to be ruled by Messianic King. This aspect to be re-offered in the Tribulation.
Any thought or action that ignores God. Ignores God & His instructions to us, His created humans.
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