MYSTERY OF THE GENTILES
And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
NATIONALITY IS DETERMINED BY THE HOUSE OF YOUR FATHER.
And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls.
Note: Knowing your nationality has nothing to do with genealogy
Titus 3:9. But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
1 Timothy 1: 4.Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
Paul brings this up because he understands our history; During the times of Ezra and Nehemiah, they had a conflict because many could not prove the house of their father.
Ezra 2:59. And these were they which went up from Telmelah, Telharsa, Cherub, Addan, and Immer: but they could not shew their father's house, and their seed, whether they were of Israel:
Ezra 2:62. These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.
Nehemiah 7:64. These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.
All Praises to the Most High for The Christ who's Spirit beareth witness, The words of our Holy Scriptures and the prophecies of this Book, It connects us to it marvelously.
Romans 8:16. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
The word Gentile is a Blanket Terminology; Gentiles have names to their nations no one is Just a Gentile.
So why is it important or even matter? Romans 9. Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
ALL THESE RICHES BELONGS TO THE ISRAELITES
The Vision about the Israelite Gentiles
GOD WOULD MAKE KNOWN WHAT IS THE RICHES
Colossians 1:19. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20. And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. All power is in Christ's hand all will obey and serve Him. 21. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled The Scriptures say that Christ would save his people
Matthew 1:21. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Colossians 1:22. In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23. If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; ( Minister of the Gentiles )
Mark 16:15. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
What Creature remember Romans 8:16 lets read down verse 19. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21. Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; 26. Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27. To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
WHAT IS THAT MYSTERY?
Remember earlier we read you are of the house of your father. This has a huge part in the mystery, So huge. Let's take a look, It begins with Manasseh and Ephraim
Genesis 48:1. And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. 2. And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. 3. And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, 4. And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession. The Seed is Christ who is these multitudes of people? 5. And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. WHY .... 14. And Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
15. And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, 16. The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. 17. And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. 18. And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. 19. And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. When or where in the scriptures did they become this multitude. They are the Gentiles spoken of by Paul. From the split of the kingdom to the Gospel it was all of the will of God.
Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according to the word of the LORD.
Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: Ephraim represents the
Northern Kingdom ( Israel )
Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
The Wickedness of Israel place them as being scattered into all nations but you still of the seed of your Father. So because of living as the nations the word of truth will be taught throughout the earth
Colossians 1:28. Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
PREPARE THYSELF TO THE SEARCH OF THEIR FATHERS
For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:
part of returning to God is to bethink yourself and search out a matter.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Part of the matter is believing the Word of God
Malachi 4:5. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 6. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: These Gentiles are the rest of Israel Scattered.
Ephesians 3:1. For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2. If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: 3. How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4. Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5.
Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6. That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: 7. Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. 8. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9. And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
17.That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
meaning keeping his commandments and applying them to your fellow Israelite brothers and sisters.
Micah 5:7. And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.
8. And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
We are among the nations scattered oppressed the worries of the world must be put off so that we can fully return to our God the Power of Israel who is the so-called Blacks and Hispanics Natives.
Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness; 48. And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name: 49. Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause, 50. And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:
51. For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron: 52. That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee. 53. For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.
Why would God separate The Israelites from other people only to now say all come together. thats confusion.
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. The word Gentile has multiple meanings based on context and the precepts of our Holy Scriptures
Malachi 3:6. For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
CORNELIUS THE ISRAELITE
Psalm 147:19. He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
20. He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.
ISRAELITES IN THE ROMAN ARMY
Israelites within the Roman Empire began to live as Gentiles in the centuries just before the Christian Era. between (137 BC – AD 476) They heavily migrated to Rome and Roman Europe from the Land of Israel, mainly in response to the rise and tyranny of the Greeks under Antiochus. 1 Maccabees 1:10. And there came out of them a wicked root Antiochus surnamed Epiphanes, son of Antiochus the king, who had been an hostage at Rome, and he reigned in the hundred and thirty and seventh year of the kingdom of the Greeks.
This evil caused Israelites to seek anmity with Rome, because they had formed a political system which accepted all just as America today. 1 Maccabees 8:1. Now Judas had heard of the Romans, that they were mighty and valiant men, and such as would lovingly accept all that joined themselves unto them, and make a league of amity with all that came unto them; being pressed on all sides from the Ptolemaic and Seleucid empires; The Israelites was forced to Join the ranks of this social juggernaut.
Out of the political system Herod the Great was designated ‘King of the Jews’ by the Roman Senate in 40 BC, and the Roman province of Egypt was established in 30 BC, and Judea proper, Samaria and Idumea (biblical Edom) were converted to the Roman province of Iudaea in 6 AD shortly before the Birth of The Christ. This gave rise to a significant part of the Empire's Israelite population.
Further more in the Senatus Consultum decree of 19 CE, they establish that the Israelites of Rome had to serve in the army, Jews from military service, or whether Jews, as Roman citizens, had to serve in the army. no exemption from military service for Jews who enjoyed Roman citizenship from Augustus onwards. Thus, any Jew who was a Roman citizen could be recruited in time of need, and therefore the Senate’s decision to recruit Jews was not regarded as being illegal in any way. So Israelites 100% could be Roman Centurions.
CORNELIUS ROMAN CENTURION
Acts 10:1. There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, Caesarea Maritima was built during c. 20–10 BCE near the ruins of a small naval station known as Stratonos pyrgos (Straton's Tower), founded by Straton I of Sidon. It was likely an agricultural storehouse station in its earliest configuration. In 90 BCE, Alexander Jannaeus captured Straton's Tower as part of his policy of developing the ship building industry and enlarging The Hasmonean kingdom. Straton's Tower remained a Jewish settlement for two more generations, until the area became dominated by the Romans in 63 BCE, when they declared it an autonomous city. The pagan city underwent vast changes under Herod the Great, who renamed it Caesarea in honor of the Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus. This small naval station was guarded by Centurions.
Act 10:2. A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. We see in Luke 2:25. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. being devout is doing the will of God and caring about your people.
For this reason he was visited. 3. He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. 4. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. 5. And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:
Act 10:9. On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: 10. And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
1. certain vessel descending unto him
Hosea 8:8. Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
2. a great sheet knit at the four corners
So all the men of Israel were gathered against the city, knit together as one man.
Act 10:12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
What are the Beast.?
Ecclesiastes 3:18. I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
13. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 14. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
Act 10:15. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
Linking yet another Prophecy
Ezekiel 37:21. And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: 22. And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
23. Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
So all Israel will be scattered among the Gentiles by Ships as the prophecy stated in Deuteronomy 28:68. and would need to be cleansed by repenting in Christ for their sins.
PETER UNDERSTANDS THE VISION
Act 10:25. And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. 26. But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man. 27. And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together. 28. And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
The Jews within the southern kingdom only dealt with each other all outsiders were see as heathens Gentiles as explained in the Gospel of John chapter 4:7. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. 8. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) 9. Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 11. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
John 4:12. Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
This woman was an Israelite but was considered an outcast by the Jews of the southern kingdom
Christ was before this woman Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: God is not a respecter of persons individual wise all Israel has a chance to Repent
Exodus 2:25. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
SALVATION IS OF THE JEWS SHALOM