Christians, The Forgotten Israelites
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Hebrews 8:8-10 For finding fault with them, He saith, Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in My covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the LORD. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the LORD; I will put My laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people.

The word Ďcovenantí in Greek means, "Testament." (Strongís #1242)

The New Testament is the New Covenant that God made with the house Israel and with the house of Judah in Jeremiah 31:31-33. Israelís rejection of the first covenant did not by any means make void Godís promise to Abraham. The scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Jew and the Gentile through faith, preached the gospel of Jesus Christ to Abraham to indicate to him that the Gentile peoples which are of faith are also blessed with him as indicated in the book of Galatians.

Galatians 3:6-9-Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 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. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. (Acts 3:22-26)

The Greek word for Ďheathení is Ďethnos.í It means, "a race as of the same habit, a tribe; specially a foreign (non-Jewish) one usually by implication pagan: Gentile." (Strongís #1484)

The word ethmos is a Greek word from where we get our English word ethnic. (Strongís #1482) The inclusion of the ethnic peoples of the world is evidence that the promise given to Abraham in Genesis 22:15-18, is a promise that was based on faith that it might be by grace. Godís grace is an open invitation not only to Abrahamís natural seed according to the law, but also to Abrahamís spiritual seed according to the faith (Romans 4:13-25). Letís go to the book of Genesis so that you can read for yourself the original promise that God gave to Abraham.

Genesis 22:15-18-And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, And said, By Myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son thine only son: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed My voice.

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