(Exodus 12:49) states “One law shall be for the native-born and for the stranger who dwells among you.” This statement simply and literally interpreted means exactly what it says, One Law for everyone, including those naturally born to Israel, Jews, Greeks, and the Gentiles.
Gentile simply means Nations, so anyone who is not born of the nation of Israel is a Gentile. Both are instructed to observe the same law with no distinction or separation.
(Numbers 15:15) “One ordinance shall be for you of the assembly and for the stranger who dwells with you, an ordinance forever throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the stranger be before the Lord.” This verse simply and literally interpreted means exactly what it says, “forever throughout all generations Jew, Greek, and stranger (Gentile) are exactly the same before the Lord.”
Most Christians have read (Romans 11:19-24) and agreed that salvation through Jesus results in Gentiles being grafted into the Nation of Israel as a New Testament teaching.
This teaching from the book of Romans is the most common, using an olive tree. The Apostle Paul’s writings here are foreshadowing some future events and the verses here are, ‘in and of themselves’ a complete teaching. I will attempt a very short summary for your enlightenment; however, my focus for this article is to show the concept of Gentiles being grafted into the the body (Israel) began way back in the wilderness.
God’s olive wood tree is Israel and the Husbandman or caretaker is God. The root of the olive wood tree is the word and laws of God, supporting and nourishing the branches. Jesus himself is the trunk of this tree (The Word) which through Jesus all the blessings, laws, and covenants of nutrition flow to the branches.
The natural branches in these verses refer to the Hebrews (Israelites) which are natural born to the Lands. The wild branches are the Gentiles (Everyone else) which are grafted in.
The branches broken off are the Natural born Israelites who rejected the Word (Jesus) and Laws leaving an open wound in the tree (Church Body) for the Gentiles to be Grafted (Joined) to the tree (Israel) which is the Church.
The sole purpose of the branches whether they be Natural or Wild is to bear Fruit. The Fruit is the Souls saved from the Wilderness and Harvested into God’s Kingdom which is Everlasting Life in Heaven.
The two aforementioned Old Testament verses clearly show that the Lord already established that there is no distinction among Israel and Gentiles, everyone is equally held accountable forever.
(Romans 10:12-13) also teaches that there is no distinction between Jew and Greek and that anyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
In the great Exodus of the Jews out of Egypt (Exodus 12:38) A mixed multitude went out of Egypt. This mixed multitude was any tribe tongue or nation that wanted to “get out while the getting was good.” This was what was to become at the very start; Jew, Greek, Egyptian, and Gentile the very mixed multitude of the Nation of Israel.
Israel is anyone with the same belief system and the willingness to obey the Laws of God. This was the very essence and only true Doctrine of the Old Testament. Jesus Christ did not change the Law he fulfilled the Law (Matthew 5:17-19)
Jesus Christ simply put an end to all of the animal sacrifice by becoming the ultimate sacrifice for the atonement of sins by the shedding of his blood. He did not put an end to the Law. (Hebrews 10:1-18), (John 1:29), (Revelation 13:8), (1 Corinthians 2:7-10).
This is irrefutable proof that Jesus did not end the Laws of God. Jesus blazed the path to salvation ending animal sacrifices. Can you envision a world today with billions of people practicing animal sacrifices? Jesus Had to come!
God makes it clear that all believers are adopted (grafted) into the Nation of Israel through faith and obedience. The following verses will nail my point down.
(Galatians 3:7) states “Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.” This verse simply and literally interpreted means exactly what it says, anyone through faith become children (the Seed) of Abraham the Father of the Israel Nation.
(Ephesians 2:11-13) “Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh — who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands — that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”
(Ephesians 2:18-19) “For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Christ Our Cornerstone Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.”
Dispensationalism teaches a separation between the church and Israel, It is my hope and prayer that you now know that this perversion from Satan is a false doctrine designed to steal your power and blessings as a member of the body of Christ the true Nation of Israel that Loves and obeys God’s Laws.
(Galatians 3:28) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Ever since the first mixed multitude of people walked out of Egypt (Exodus 12:38) to the very next person to call upon Jesus for Salvation is grafted into the body of Christ the Church which is Israel. (Romans 12:5), (1 Corinthians 10:17), (1 Corinthians 12:27), (Ephesians 4:12), (Hebrews 13:3), (Ephesians 5:23), and last but not least (Colossians 1:24).
There is yet another perversion of Satan to cloud the truth in which Christians are taught that the Church was established in the New Testament and further spreads the lie of a separation from Israel. As the Church Body. The first mention of ‘church’ is found in (Matthew 16: 18) “On this rock I will build My church.”
The word used for ‘church’ in Greek is ‘ekklesia’. Strong’s Number: 1577. Definition = a gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public place, an assembly of the people convened at a public place of the council for the purpose of deliberating the assembly of the Israelites.
The truth is that the Old Testament also had a word for Church. The word was ‘qahal’ Strong’s Number: 6950 Definition = to assemble, assembly for religious reasons or political reasons. (Exodus 12:5-7)
What this means is that the Church ‘qahal’ in the Old Testament is the same Church ‘ekklesia’ as in the New Testament. Definition = An assembly of people for worship. This same grafting into the body of Christ of the New Testament is really an Old Testament covenant established fresh out of the bondage gates of Egypt, and still continues today.
With this understanding of what the Bible really says about the Church makes it simple to know that the seed of the word, planted in the good earth of understanding, rooted in God’s Word, allows the Growth of a Well Established Olive tree of The Church Body, that Bears Good Fruit.= Israel in Heaven with Everlasting Life. (Matthew 7:17-20)