Wednesday, April 14, 2021

'SALVATION IS OF THE JEWS' - EXPLAINED

'Ye worship ye know not what: we worship know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.' - John 4 vs 22

Hello dearly Beloved of GOD in CHRIST. Be Blessed by these words which you now read. AMEN.

The topic of this discussion states 'SALVATION IS OF THE JEWS'. This statement has need for investigation because of how it sounds. So let's investigate this statement, and see what the LORD said in our opening Bible passage. Our opening Bible passage was a scenario of the conversation the LORD had with the Samaritan woman who was drawing water at Jacob's well when the LORD met Her. So right now, let's see how some other Bible translations puts our opening Bible passage;

'You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.' - {NIV}

Here it says, SALVATION IS FROM THE JEWS. Take note of the word 'from'. Okay let's see another translation;

'You [Samaritans] do not know what you are worshiping [you worship what you do not comprehend]. We do know what we are worshiping [we worship what we have knowledge of and understand], for [after all] salvation comes from [among] the Jews.' - {AMP}

Here it says, SALVATION COMES FROM AMONG THE JEWS. Take note again of the word 'from'. Let's see another translation;

'...But you Samaritans know so little about him, worshiping blindly, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes to the world through the Jews.' - {TLB}

Here it says, SALVATION COMES TO THE WORLD THROUGH THE JEWS.

Hallelujah! So if you put the renderings of these different translations together, you will come to understand what the LORD said there, you will realize that what the LORD actually said was that 'Salvation comes to the whole world through the Jews'. Now let me prove this. Remember that the Scriptures that spoke about the Salvation which was to come upon the whole world were first given to the Jews. The men of old times whose walk of Faith with GOD we read of in the Bible were all Jews. The CHRIST who brought about the fulfilment of GOD'S Salvation plan for all men was a Jew. - Selah. So you see, Salvation comes to the world through the Jews. This is the context of our opening Bible passage. Hallelujah!

So evidently, we see that our opening Bible passage isn't in any way depicting that Salvation is only for the Jews. No. But rather, Salvation comes to the whole world through the Jews. Evidently, we see in the Scriptures how GOD talked to Abraham of things concerning the Salvation for the whole world (Not just Israel). See it;

'And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.' - Genesis 12 vs 3 {KJV}

IN THEE SHALL ALL FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED

Who was this person GOD was talking about? Could GOD have possibly meant that in the Person of Abraham shall all families of the earth be blessed? No no no! So the Apostle Paul through the Spirit of insight and revelation understood that the Promises GOD made to Abraham were promises made concerning His Seed, every promise GOD made to Abraham, GOD was talking about Abraham's seed, and not Abraham as a person. Let's see it;

'Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.' - Galatians 3 vs 16 {KJV}

We are going to investigate the two parts of our above Bible passage;

  1. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made
  2. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ

NOW TO ABRAHAM AND HIS SEED WERE THE PROMISES MADE

The word 'and' as used in 'Abraham and his seed' is given in the Greek as 'Kai'. And kai in the Greek means these words; 'and (to depict and addition), also, both, but, even, for, if, indeed, likewise, moreover, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yea, yet'. Waow. Amazing. So when you study the Bible (the New Testament Books), you must investigate the usage of the word 'and' to know in what form it was used, seeing that in it's original form (in the Greek), it represents many words just as listed above. But you see, in the portion of the Bible we read above (Galatians 3 vs 16) which we are analyzing now, the word 'and' as used in the statement 'Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made' is put as 'even'. So if we rephrase that Bible portion having this understanding, it will be;

'Now to Abraham even his seed were the promises made...'

- Selah

I will prove this to you. Just follow me. So that passage actually reads as "Now to Abraham even his seed were the promises made". How does 'even' change the statement? It does by letting us know that when GOD gave the promises to Abraham, Abraham wasn't the person GOD was talking about that will bring to fulfilment the promises, but his seed. Now who is this seed of Abraham? This takes us to the other part of Galatians 3 vs 16 we are analyzing;

HE SAITH NOT, AND TO SEEDS, AS OF MANY; BUT AS OF ONE, AND TO THY SEED, WHICH IS CHRIST

The Apostle Paul by the Spirit of Revelation understood that when GOD spoke to Abraham of a seed, GOD wasn't talking about Abraham having a biological child (even though He later had one who was called Isaac), but GOD was talking about the CHRIST who was to come many years after Abraham. Hence, we can safely say that Isaac is not the seed of Abraham. CHRIST is the seed GOD spoke to Abraham of, CHRIST is the seed of Abraham. Hallelujah!

So,

Now to Abraham even his seed were the promises made

So the promises GOD made to Abraham were promises concerning the works of the CHRIST who was to come after Abraham many years to come, and HE has come and has fulfilled every of those promises. Hallelujah! Glory to GOD. Okay. So let's go back to Genesis 12 vs 3 and investigate that promise. Remember, I told you that I will prove to you how that the 'and' used here "Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made" speaks of 'even', which means that the seed was the emphasis in the statement not Abraham. You know if you read it literally as 'and', it would connote that the promises were made concerning two persons, which would be Abraham, and His seed. But the promises were not made as concerning two persons, the promises were made concerning CHRIST, Singular! The promises were concerning the CHRIST. Okay let's go;

'And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.' - Genesis 12 vs 3 {KJV}

Let's analyze the two (2) parts of this Bible Passage;

  1. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee
  2. and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed

AND I WILL BLESS THEM THAT BLESS THEE, AND CURSE HIM THAT CURSETH THEE

Was GOD saying that HE will bless them that bless Abraham, and curse him that curseth Abraham? Having understood that the promises were made to Abraham even the seed (CHRIST), which means that the emphasis was the seed (CHRIST) and not Abraham, it becomes clear and evident that this talk wasn't about Abraham, but CHRIST. Now let's see how the Epistles interprets this first part of this Scripture;

'And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.' - Mark 16 vs 15 - 16 {KING JAMES VERSION}

HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED; BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT SHALL BE DAMNED

Examining these words 'And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee' and looking at this 'He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned', we understand that GOD was talking to Abraham of the CHRIST, how that by Believing in HIM men are Blessed with the Blessing of Salvation (And I will bless them that bless thee), and by not believing in HIM, men are cursed with the curse of damnation (and curse him that curseth thee). You see it? It's very clear and made plain now. So the promises GOD made to Abraham was concerning the CHRIST. Abraham was not the emphasis on GOD'S mind when GOD made the promises to Him, but CHRIST. - Selah

Remember, we are still analyzing Genesis 12 vs 3, which has lead to these many explanations. Okay, let's examine the second part of Genesis 12 vs 3;

AND IN THEE SHALL ALL FAMILIES OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED

This is easy to decipher having understood that the promises made to Abraham were promises made concerning the CHRIST. So I'm going to rephrase the above stated second part of Genesis 12 vs 3, and we are gonna read it and see the Light of that Scripture;

'...and in the CHRIST shall all families of the earth be blessed.'

Glory to GOD you see it... So when GOD said to Abraham, 'In thee shall all families of the earth be blessed', this was what GOD was talking about;

'...in the CHRIST shall all families of the earth be blessed.'

How are the families of the earth blessed in the CHRIST? The families of the earth are blessed in CHRIST with the Blessing of Salvation, in that Salvation is now attainable by any man who can just believe;

'But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name...' - John 1 vs 12 {KJV}

You see... So the whole families of the earth are Blessed in CHRIST because they all now have the opportunity to be Saved. This, was what GOD spoke to Abraham of, the Salvation of Man in the CHRIST. - Selah. So it's clear and evident that in the epistle Galatians 3 vs 16, the usage of the word 'and' in the first part, was not to mean that the promises were made to both Abraham and His seed, but we see how that the word 'and' as used there is from the Greek word 'kai', which can also be used for 'even', clearly making it evident to us that Galatians 3 vs 16 reads as 'Now to Abraham even his seed', making us know that the person emphasized on GOD'S mind when HE made promises to Abraham wasn't Abraham, but CHRIST. And having seen the explanation of the promise made to Abraham in Genesis 12 vs 3, we can agree to the validity of the word 'even' over 'and' as used in Galatians 3 vs 16. That is proved.

So we have come to see how that SALVATION FOR ALL NATIONS OF THE EARTH was GOD'S plan from the beginning, HE spoke to Abraham of it, and we have seen that. So the word 'Salvation is of the Jews' doesn't in any way connote that Salvation is an exclusive reserve for the Jews alone. No! Rather, in connotes that Salvation came upon the whole world from the Jews. Don't forget CHRIST is a Jew, and HE is the Author of Salvation. So we can rephrase the statement as 'SALVATION IS FROM THE JEWS', because that's the context with which it was spoken.

Salvation is for all who Believe, whether Jew or Greek, or Black or White, or any other race that can be found in the Earth.

Only Believe!

GOD is with you.
- Jenning U. Angel

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