Who is Israel?

Physical Examples of Spiritual Truth

The Bible is full of Physical examples revealing Spiritual Truth.  Call them Parables, Proverbs, Parallels, Pictures, Riddles, Mysteries, Dark Sayings or Prototypes, it takes Spiritual eyes and ears to perceive them, Matthew 13:14; Isaiah 6:9.

“I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,”  Psalm 78:2; Matthew 13:35

Israel Parallels Yehoshua, (Jesus)

Connecting Israel (prevailed) to the Promised Messiah/Seed, (who prevailed over death).

This is the Ancient Hebrew prophecy of the “Prevailing Seed.”

“…he (Seed of the woman) will bruise, (shuph #7779) you (serpent’s seed) on the head and you (serpents seed) will bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:15

“To the one who Prevails, I will grant the right to eat of the Tree of Life in the paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7

God’s Word defines Israel as meaning, those who strive/struggle/contend/wrestle, with God and with man and Prevail.

“He said, (The Angel of YHVH) “Your name shall no longer be Jacob, (Ya’aqob #3290) but Israel, (Yisrael #3478) for you have striven, (sarah #8280) with God and with man and have Prevailed, (Yakol #3201).” Genesis 32:28

The meaning of Israel can be traced from Genesis to Revelation.

Who Will Eat From the Tree of Life?

Not the first Adam, (man) or any of his physical offspring, because everything physical is temporary.   God’s Word tells us Death had a beginning and it will have an end.

“Death is the last enemy to be destroyed,” Isaiah 28:18; 1 Corinthians 15:26

God made sure Adam and Eve did not eat from the Tree of Life.  He ensured their physical state of death would not last forever, Genesis 3:22.

Only those who Prevail, (Spiritual Israel) will be granted to eat from the Tree of Life;

“To the one who Prevails(Nike #3529) I will grant the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I, (Y’shua), Prevailed, (Nike #3529) and sat down with My Father on His throne.” Revelation 3:21 

The Birth of Physical Israel and The Birth of Spiritual Israel

The birth of Physical Israel came when God changed Jacob’s name to Israel.

The Birth of Spiritual Israel came with the Firstborn from the dead.

These Signs were miraculous, not physically possible, Spiritual.  Like the Promised Seed of the woman, Genesis 3:15;  you will call Him, “God with us,” Isaiah 7:14.  Or the barren, ninety year old, Sarah giving birth to Isaac,  Genesis 17:17.

Yehoshua is the full Hebrew name of Jesus, meaning YHVH Is Salvation.

Israel is My Son, My Firstborn

“Then you, (Moses) shall say to Pharaoh,’Thus says YHVH, “Israel is My Son, My Firstborn.” Exodus 4:22 

Y’hoshua is My Son, My Firstborn

“I also shall make Him My Firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.” Psalm 89:27

“I will surely tell of the decree of YHVH: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.” Psalm 2:7 

“For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice from the Majestic Glory said to Him, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 2 Peter 1:17; Matthew 3:17; Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:5Hebrews 5:5; Hebrews 12:23; John 3:16

The First Born From the Dead

 “and from Y’shua Messiah, the faithful witness, the Firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood,” Revelation 1:5; 1 Corinthians 15:20Colossians 1:18

Both Israel and Y’hoshua are “Called out of Egypt”

Israel’s Exodus from Egypt after 400 years of slavery:

“When Israel was a youth I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.” Hosea 11:1

At the time of Y’shua’s birth an angel warned Joseph, in a dream, to flee to Egypt until King Herod’s death. (Herod had all the boys, under two yrs. old murdered in Bethlehem).

“where he stayed until the death of Herod. This fulfilled what YHVH had spoken through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my Son.” Matthew 2:15; M,atthew 2:16

Through Abraham Came YHVH’s Spiritual Seed

The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his Seed. The Scripture does not say, “and to seeds,” meaning many, but “and to your Seed,” meaning One, who is Messiah,  Galatians 3:16

 In your Seed All the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”  Genesis 22:18

Israel and Y’hoshua are YHVH’s Servant

“Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen One in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth Justice to the nations.” Isaiah 42:1

“Here is My servant, whom I have chosen, My beloved, in whom My soul delights. I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations.” Matthew 12:18

Israel and Y’hoshua Are The Vine

“You removed a (physical) vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and planted it.” Psalm 80:8; Psalm 80:15Isaiah 5:7…

 “I Am the True (Spiritual) Vine, and My Father is the keeper of the Vineyard.” John 15:1

YHVH’s Physical and Spiritual Inheritance

“whom YHVH of Hosts has Blessed, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My Inheritance.”  Isaiah 5:7

“and into an Inheritance that is Imperishable, Undefiled, and Unfading, reserved in Heaven (Spiritual) for you,” 1 Peter 1:4

Abram’s Inheritance of Land Is Spiritual.

for All the Land (Eretz) which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants Forever, (Olam #5769)”  Genesis 13:15; Genesis 17:8Acts 7:5

Israel’s (Olam) Life, Will Be, on the reNewed Earth, (Eretz)

The one who Prevails will Inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be My Child.  Revelation 21:7

“For here we do not have a permanent city, (an Olam/Spiritual Inheritance) but we are looking for the city that is to come.” Hebrews 13:14

Physical Israel Reveals Spiritual Israel

If you have joined yourself to Yehoshua, (YHVH’s Salvation) you have joined yourself to Spiritual Israel.  No Aliyah required, His Kingdom is not of this world, He dwells within those who prevail in doing what is right, by definition of His unchanging, eternal/spiritual Torah.

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