Who is Israel?
Gen. 37:26 "And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, [Joseph, who was one of the 12 brothers of Israel (Jacob)] and conceal his blood?"
Gen. 37:27 "Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content."
Gen. 37:28 "Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen: and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt."
Gen. 40:15 "For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon."
Notice in this previous verse that the Bible says "Hebrews" not Canaanites, Edomites, and certainly not Jews. Hebrews is another name for Abraham's seed. The Jews now use that name, Hebrews, as their own, but clearly, it is not theirs to use.
Gen. 47:11 "And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharoah had commanded."
Joseph did this because of the famine in the land of Canaan, which was where his father and brothers lived prior to the famine beginning.
Gen. 47:19 "Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharoah: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate."
Abraham's seed becoming servants to Pharoah is slavery. This slavery was caused by the famine where Abraham's seed lived. These are not the Jews that Moses would ultimately free to 40 years in the wilderness, for these were the descendants of Abraham, and they are not Jews.
The Jews tell us ad nauseam now that it was they who were freed from Pharoah, but that is untrue.
Gen. 48:5 "And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine."
This previous verse is what Israel said to Joseph because Ephraim and Manasseh were Joseph's sons. (See Gen. 48:11.)
Gen. 48:6 "And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance."
Gen. 49:28 "All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them."
Gen. 50:22 "And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years."
Gen. 50:23 "And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up on Joseph's knees."
Gen. 50:24 "And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob [Israel]."
Gen. 50:25 "And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence."
THE SECOND BOOK OF MOSES CALLED EXODUS
Exodus 1:1 "Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob."
Exodus 1:2 "Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,"
Exodus 1:3 "Issachar, Zebulon, and Benjamin,"
Exodus 1:4 "Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher."
Exodus 1:5 "And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob [Israel] were seventy souls; for Joseph was in Egypt already."
Exodus 1:22 "And Pharoah charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive."
Exodus 2:1 "And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
The reason why I provided for you the names again of Jacob, whom God renamed Israel, is because I wanted you to see that Levi is one of Israel's sons, so no one could try to get you to accept that Levi is a name of the Jews today. If any family uses the name Levi, they have either adopted it or stolen it from the seed of Abraham to fool people.
Exodus 2:2 "And the woman conceived and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months."
Exodus 2:3 "And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink."
Exodus 2:4 "And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him."
Exodus 2:5 "And the daughter of Pharoah came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it."
Exodus 2:6 "And when she had opened it, she saw the child; and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children."
We all know who Moses was and what he did, but too few know that Moses was a Hebrew, which we know now is not the Jews, but Abraham's seed. So it is Moses that this next verse, Exodus 3:8, pertains:
Exodus 3:8 "And I am come down to deliver them out of the land of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittities, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites."
Exodus 3:9 "Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me; and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them."
Exodus 3:10 "Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharoah, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt?"
Now, just so Jewish people won't say that I don't indicate that there were Jews in the land of Egypt, one of the children of Israel was born of a Canaanite woman, Shaul. But the other 11 of Israel's children (seed) were born of the seed of Abraham, so the vast majority of slaves in Egypt were Hebrews, not Canaanites or any of the other designations that preceded Jews. Indeed, the child of Shaul is considered a Shephardim, a branch of Judaism which exists today and which carries the same DNA as do the Palestinian people.
Now, to take this one step further, Moses, too, was of Abraham's seed because he was of the marriage of two Levites, (Levi).
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW
Mat. 1:1 "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham."
Mat. 1:2-16 are the generations beginning with Abraham through Joseph, who was the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Mat. 1:17 "So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ, are fourteen generations."
Mat. 3:1 "In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,"
Mat. 3:2 "And saying, Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Mat. 3:5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan."
Mat. 3:6 "And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins."
Mat. 3:7 "But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?"
Mat. 3:13 "Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him."
Mat. 3:14 "But John forbad him, saying I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?"
Mat. 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:"
Mat. 3:17 "And lo a voice from heaven, saying. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
Now, I have read that Jesus came to earth to find the lost tribes of Israel, and who are they? That's right, the twelve tribes of Israel who descended from Abraham who came to Canaan, but were not Canaanites, except for one which was born unto one of Israel's sons.
Now, do you see why it is so important to realize that Israel is not the Jews we hear so much about these days, but the real Israel, Abraham's seed, to whom the land was really given by God?
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. LUKE
Luke 1:31 "And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS."
Luke 1:32 "He shall be great, and shall be called the son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:"
Luke 1:33 "And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever: and of his kingdom there shall be no end."
So from whom is Jesus descended? Abraham, whom God gave the land as far as the eye could see. Did God give the land to today's Jews? No, only to Abraham, who dwelt with those who were ancestors of today's Jews, the Canaanites into whom Esau married, who became Edom, thus Edomites.
THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Acts 13:22 "And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king: to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will."
Acts 13:23 "Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus."
Now, who is Israel? That's right. Jacob whom God Himself renamed Israel. Never again allow yourself to be fooled by those usurpers who inhabit the land that God gave to Abraham and his seed after him.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE ROMANS
Now, the Jews will say that they are the only ones to be circumcised as a covenant to God. So here are some verses to address this issue:
Romans 2:25 "For circumcision verily profiteth, if you keep the law; but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision."
Romans 2:26 "Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision."
Romans 2:27 "And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?"
Romans 2:28 "For he is not a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God."
Romans 15:8 "Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:"
Romans 15:9 "And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name."
Romans 15:10 "And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people."
Romans 15:11 "And again, Praise the Lord all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people."
Romans 15:12 "And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall shall the Gentiles trust."
Romans 15:13 "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost."
Romans 15:14 "And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another."
Romans 15:15 "Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God."
Romans 15:16 "That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost."
Romans 15:17 "I have therefore wherof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God."
Romans 15:18 "For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed."
This can easily cause confusion, so here is one that should clear this issue up once and for all.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE GALATIANS
Gal. 5:2 "Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing."
Gal. 5:3 "For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law."
In other words, it isn't good enough to only be circumcised; one must obey all the laws handed down by God, and if he does not, circumcision alone does not suffice. Merely to be circumcised does not allow any man to break God's laws.
Gal. 5:4 "Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace."
Gal. 5:5 "For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith."
In other words, God's covenant with the Christians was their faith in Him instead of the removal of the foreskin of every male child. See the next verse as well.
Gal. 5:6 "For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love."
Gal. 5:7 "Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
Gal. 5:19 "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,"
Gal. 5:20 "Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,"
Gal. 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
These verses should put to rest any notion that circumcision allows anyone to be allowed to harm another simply because a man is circumcised, for it doesn't.
THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE HEBREWS
Heb. 11:24 "By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharoah's daughter;"
Heb. 11:25 "Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;"
Moses, you will recall, was the son of Levi, who was the son of Jacob (Israel). So Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, and who are the Israelites? Abraham's seed.
THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF JAMES
Jam. 1:1 JAMES, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad,...."
I wanted to include this because it indicates that the 12 tribes of Israel are in various places outside of the land of Canaan now. Now, some people could make an argument that these are the Jews, but we know who the 12 tribes are. They are the seed of Abraham through his grandson Jacob who was renamed Israel by God.
THE REVELATION OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
Rev. 7:4 "And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel."
Rev. 7:5 "Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand.Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand."
Rev. 7:6 "Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand."
Rev. 7:7 "Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand."
Rev. 7:8 "Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand."
Now, for one last time, to whom were born these twelve sons who went on to have their own children as has been indicated above? Jacob, who God renamed Israel.
So who is Israel and what is Israel? Abraham's seed, not the Canaanites from whom we now get a very small number of what are known as Shephardic Jews. For the other Jews, please see http://www.truedemocracy.net/td-18/04.html