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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

February 10, 2017

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 properSamaria 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

February 10, 2023

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.[5] 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: 

THE VISION

February 10, 2017

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, 

Act 10:11

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

February 10, 2017

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 

 

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