“You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.” John 4:22-23.
And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to promise. Galatians 3:29.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Today I want to speak with you about what My servant Paul called a “mystery.” It has to do with what happens to you when you receive Jesus as your Lord. Over the years many believers have proudly considered themselves different from and superior to the Jews, as having nothing to do with them, but that is not the case and shows you do not understand what takes place when you, or any person, Jew or gentile, takes Jesus as Lord. When you took Jesus as your Lord and Savior you were no longer of the family of the devil without Me in the world, you became a new creation in Christ, your spirit being lit and alive again with My Spirit able to join with yours, but there is a bigger picture here, about family, about being a member of My household. For a slave does not dwell in a house forever, but a son does. In My Son, I put you in My household, the heritage of My Son, the nation I had carved out from all the other nations, a people set apart, the nation whose God was the LORD and was built on My Word and My Laws. A people I redeemed and flew on eagle’s wings to Myself, among whom I dwelt and whom I led to a promised land, to whom I revealed My nature and from whom I sent My Son according to the flesh. Yes, the nation of Israel.
I grafted you into the olive tree of Israel as branches from the same root. And to graft you in some were removed who, through refusing to receive Jesus as Lord, became unfruitful. John 15:2. In Jesus, you now are descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and heirs of the BLESSING of Abraham and the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:29, Galatians 3:13-14. All the patriarchs and prophets became part of your heritage too. You are not a separate wild breed, you are now part of the holy nation, the royal priesthood, a people set apart that I redeemed from slavery and took to Myself to make of them a great nation built on My Word and My laws. A people I formed for Myself to be One with Me and to love Me and cling to Me by keeping My Word as their very life, as their treasure. A people of the promise. A people redeemed by the blood of the spotless lamb, who continually had a burnt offering before Me on the altar and sprinkled the blood upon the Mercy Seat. A people of the joyful shout, the trumpet blast, and songs of praise with timbrel and harp. A people from whom would come My Messiah, according to the flesh, a Light to the Nations, from them was to come Salvation for the whole world. They were to be leading all peoples to Me so that in them all the nations, all the families, all the peoples of the world would be blessed as I had promised faithful Abraham when he first answered the call to be the father in the faith of My people and of many nations.
That is why My Son told the Samaritan woman by the well that she did not know what she was worshipping because salvation was from the Jews. She did not have the background of the Word as the Jewish people did. She did not have the testimony of Salvation (Yeshuah). She did not understand My ways. But when she met Jesus, she began to understand there was something so beautiful and huge for her that would fill her thirsty soul with a fountain of life-giving water that she began to drink it in. And it changed her forever. She no longer wanted to hate the Jews, she wanted to join in through Jesus, the Messiah, to know what worship was really all about.
You who believe have been grafted into My people of the promise by faith and all My Covenant promises have become yours in Jesus.
But who was Jesus? According to the flesh, He is the house of David that I promised to David, the man after My own heart. Jesus made the new Covenant with Me as High Priest on behalf of the people who would come under His priesthood by faith. I foretold this to My prophet Jeremiah, “Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the LORD, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Jeremiah 31:31-34.
Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands—remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is your peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near; for through Him you both have your access in one Spirit to Me, the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones, and are of My household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy house of Mine, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit. Ephesians 2:11-22.
Abraham believed Me, and I reckoned it to him as righteousness. Therefore, it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham. The Scripture, foreseeing that I would justify the nations by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “All the nations will be blessed in you.” So then those who are of faith are blessed with the believing Abraham. Galatians 3:6-9.
Christ redeemed you from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for you—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”— in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14.
And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to promise. Galatians 3:29.
“Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the seed of Abraham. Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.” Hebrews 2:14-18.
And after I raised Jesus from the dead, I began calling the nations all to come to Him. He came to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, but once I raised Him from the dead, He began drawing all people into My house, and through the disciple Peter I began to make the Gentiles a people for My name. I began to again raise up the fallen tabernacle (tent that he pitched for My ark of the covenant, which he made into a tabernacle of praise), and call all peoples in. Just as I foretold to My prophet Amos, “After these things I will return, and I will rebuild the tabernacle of David which has fallen, and I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it, so that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who are called by My name.” I made these things known from long ago. Acts 15:13-18.
Do you remember what the tabernacle of David was? He pitched a tent and placed the Ark of the Covenant therein and stationed the Levites who were singers and musicians there before the Ark to sing the songs of the LORD, songs of praise and worship and prophecy, accompanied by musical instruments at every hour of the day and night. It was 24/7 praise. Each watch had 12 singers. It was a place of praise. It was a place of worship. It was a place of unity of purpose in agreement with My Word. And the whole time that David was king this worship was continuous. And Israel and Judah were never conquered or lost a battle that entire period.
I am rebuilding that tabernacle and calling all men to come and sing the songs of the LORD.
And My servant Paul wrote about the mystery of the coming in of the Gentiles to the house of Israel, “For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit; to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel, of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power. To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory.” Ephesians 3:1-13
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for My own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Jesus who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are My people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10
To Paul, who uncovered the mysteries of Christ by revelation wrote about the hardening of some Jews to reject Jesus, “But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear; for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either. Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. And they also, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree? For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. This is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.” From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers; for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience, so these also now have been disobedient, that because of the mercy shown to you they also may now be shown mercy. For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all. Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to him again? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.” Romans 11:17-36.
Yes, a great treasure of blessings and a rich heritage is yours when you take Jesus as your Lord. More than you can ask or imagine. For the mystery of the church, the bride of Christ, is great and all of you are joined in it, so make the most of your salvation and take every promise captive and put it to work for you. You have a business to run. Be fruitful. Much fruit.
I love you. You are now a member of a very great household. And the whole family, in Heaven and on earth (for all are alive to Me), is going under My Name.