Updated: Mar 19
There is a sentiment within America, that Elohim has chosen this nation for greatness. This is not a new idea either, remember Manifest Destiny? Yet, it goes beyond being blessed (as some might say), to many, America is Elohim’s country. A city on a shinning hill that is broadcasting the light of democracy to the heathen world. As I typed that sentence, generations of propaganda flooded my mind, indeed, the spirit of nationalism has been intertwined in American Churches since the birth of the nation.
While I could delve into the history of religion in America, and perhaps one day I will, the purpose of this article is to find out who is Elohim’s chosen? Is it America with its capital decorated with pagan gods and objects? Is it the political state of Israel that does not even keep Torah? Or is it a nation of people, not defined as our modern understanding of nations, but as a group of people united in their belief? Using Biblical sources, we will see that the scriptures make it quite clear who is chosen.
“Blessed is the nation whose Elohim is יהוה, The people whom He has chosen as His own inheritance.” (Psalms 33:12)
I seen this verse plastered on an American flag with an eagle flapping its wings. It perfectly encapsulates how Americans view themselves within the scope of the Bible. In time I will cover what god, America truly serves, but for now let’s break down this verse and see what David was actually saying. As far as the first half of the verse goes, the issue is that people read it in a vacuum. Not understanding how grafting in works, nor their identity in Messiah. I will touch on it lightly here, but for greater study please visit “Grafted In” and “Israel and Judah”. To put it shortly, when someone accepts Yeshua as their Messiah and agrees to keep Elohim’s Commands, they are no longer gentiles but fellow Hebrews/ Israelites in Yah’s kingdom. Think about the Egyptians who left with the Israelites following the death of the first born.
“And the children of Yisra’ĕl(Israel) set out from Ra‛meses(Ramses) to Sukkoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides the little ones. And a mixed multitude went up with them too, also flocks and herds, very much livestock.” (Exodus 12:37-38)
Yet by the time we reach Mount Sinai, there is no more talk of a mix multitude, why? Because the Egyptians that left with them crossed over (The meaning of Hebrew) and became assimilated into the tribes of Israel.
“And Mosheh went up to Elohim, and יהוה called to him from the mountain, saying, “This is what you are to say to the house of Ya‛aqoḇ(Jacob), and declare to the children of Yisra’ĕl(Israel): ‘You have seen what I did to the Mitsrites(Egyptians), and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. ‘And now, if you diligently obey My voice, and shall guard My covenant, then you shall be My treasured possession above all the peoples – for all the earth is Mine – ‘and you shall be to Me a reign of priests and a set-apart nation.’ Those are the words which you are to speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl(Israel).” (Exodus 19:3-6)
To which all the people present answered.
“And all the people answered together and said, “All that יהוה has spoken we shall do.” So Mosheh brought back the words of the people to יהוה.” (Exodus 19:8)
Those who were born Egyptian wouldn’t say that Egypt is a nation whose Elohim is Yah, just because a few crossed over. Instead, those naturally born Egyptians now identified as Israelites, much like Ruth and Rahab did. And what nation has Yah as their Elohim? Biblical Israel, a group of people who have submitted to the authority of El Shaddai, and now follow Yeshua in Torah obedience.
What about that the last part of the verse, who is Elohim’s inheritance?
“For the portion of יהוה is His people, Ya‛aqoḇ(Jacob) His allotted inheritance.” (Deuteronomy 32:9)
“Then I shall gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Yehoshaphat. And I shall enter into judgment with them there for My people, My inheritance Yisra’ĕl(Israel), whom they have scattered among the nations, and they have divided up My land.” (Yoel 3:2)
America is not Elohim’s inheritance; the whole house of Israel is. It does not matter how many Hebrews live in America; it does not change Elohim’s inheritance. At one time, many Hebrews lived under Roman rule, but that didn’t make Rome Elohim’s inheritance. The individual Hebrews living in Rome or America, are His inheritance, but not the nations they have been scattered to.
Is it the Political State of Israel?
What’s the difference between political state Israel and Biblical Israel? One could argue everything, and that they are the same in name alone. For the current state of Israel does not follow the Torah, but the Talmud, and neither do they accept Yeshua as their Messiah King. While it is true that there are Hebrews living in Israel who are following after the Messiah in Torah obedience, the overwhelming majority does not.
The biggest illustration of this Israel not being the Biblical Israel comes from prophecy. Many like to say that when the State of Israel was created in 1948 it was a fulfillment of prophecy, however, this cannot be the case.
“And you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it, ‘For Yehuḏah(Judah) and for the children of Yisra’ĕl(Israel), his companions.’ Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Yosĕph(Jospeh), the stick of Ephrayim(Ephraim), and for all the house of Yisra’ĕl(Israel), his companions.’ “Then bring them together for yourself into one stick, and they shall become one in your hand. “And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, ‘Won’t you show us what you mean by these?” (Ezekiel 37:16-18)
“And speak to them, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I am taking the children of Yisra’ĕl(Israel) from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and shall gather them from all around, and I shall bring them into their land. “And I shall make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Yisra’ĕl(Israel). And one sovereign shall be sovereign over them all, and let them no longer be two nations, and let them no longer be divided into two reigns.” (Ezekiel 37:21-22)
“And I shall make a covenant of peace with them – an everlasting covenant it is with them. And I shall place them and increase them, and shall place My set-apart place in their midst, forever.” (Ezekiel 37:26)
Yah said he would bring back both the House of Israel and the House of Judah, but only Judah returned. The whole House of Israel is still split and has not been unified yet. As for peace? Anything but peace has followed the State of Israel since its creation. Elohim has not set His set-apart place in their midst, and furthermore, He said He would bring them back not the United Nations or the Rothschilds.
The land of Israel has been taken once again, only this time the enemy claims to be the true inheritors of the land. Yet this is all going according to Yah’s plan, as the State of Israel aka Babylon is storing up wrath for its self.
“And in her was found the blood of prophets and set-apart ones, and of all who were slain on the earth.” (Revelations 18:24)
“Yerushalayim(Jerusalem), Yerushalayim(Jerusalem), killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to her! How often I wished to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but you would not! See! Your house is left to you laid waste.” (Matthew 23: 37-38)
“And the great city became divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Baḇel was remembered before Elohim, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.” (Revelations 16:19)
“And their dead bodies lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Seḏom(Sodom) and Mitsrayim(Egypt), where also our Master was impaled.” (Revelations 11:8)
I could go on but this truly is a topic worthy of having its own article, but hopefully what I have presented is at least enough to get you to consider that the Political State of Israel is really Babylon masquerading as the true Israel.
So, who is Elohim’s chosen? Israel. And who makes up Israel? Those who have the testimony of Yeshua and keep the commands of Elohim.
“And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the set-apart Yerushalayim(Jerusalem), descending out of the heaven from Elohim, having the esteem of Elohim, and her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal, and having a great and high wall, having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve messengers, and names written on them, which are those of the twelve tribes of the children of Yisra’ĕl(Israel).” (Revelation 21:10-12)
“In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” Revelations 22:2)
“Blessed are those doing His commands, so that the authority shall be theirs unto the tree of life, and to enter through the gates into the city.” (Revelation 22:14)
There is not a thirteenth gate for gentiles, and no other nation of people has Elohim chosen except for Israel. All may come and be admitted into His kingdom, and His decree is Torah. Continue to test all things, and may the Ruach Hakodesh lead you into all truth.
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