Promises made to Israel
After the split of the nation of Israel, the kingdom of the house of Israel included the ten northern tribes. Many people believe that after the house of Israel went into Assyrian captivity they became part of the Assyrian nation and were lost to history. Some believe that they eventually disappeared and no longer exist. If this were true then the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel did not keep his unconditional promises made to them. The Bible lists several promises that were made to the house of Israel that have been fulfilled in the physical people that came from the house of Israel or the ten northern tribes.
Here are two verses that people base the above assertions upon.
Hosea 1:6b "for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away."
Hosea 1:9b "for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God."
However they ignore the very next verse!
"Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God."
As you can see with verse ten the children of Israel were to become as numerous as the sands of the sea. But the best part of the promise is that they were not to be abandoned permanently by Yahweh God. They were to become "sons of the living God", Christians! The next verse explains more about how that was to be accomplished.
"Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel."
"And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd."
2 Samuel 7:10
"Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,"
1 Chronicles 17:9
"Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,"
In fact some of all Israel was already in the new lands when Christ was manifest in the flesh. The house of Israel, which lost the right to be called Israel was "called by a new name", Isaiah 62:2, and began moving to their new homes. You can find their history at the time they escaped from Assyria. When many of them escaped they passed through the Causasus mountains and became known as Caucasians. These people are many times referred to in scripture as "Gentiles" because they were living amongst the Gentiles and became known as Gentiles. The word Gentile is a Latin word that means nation, "kin of the same race or people". Gentile does not mean "non-Jew". More on this later.
More Promises Made to Israel
Watch for the phrases "not my people" and "not a people" throughout the Bible. It stands for the same group of people all the way through.
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