Our nationality is called Israelites. We are descendants of a man named Israel. Yah changed his name from Yahcob to Israel as his walk advanced. Hebreit or in English Hebrew means wanderer or to cross over. Egyptians called us Habaros (sp?) because we are a nomadic people. Abraham was told by Yah to leave Ur (in the region of Iraq or ancient Babylon). Abraham was always on the move. We have suffered many captivities, always being on the move. Hebrew Israelite is never seen concurrent in Scripture. But does that mean we can’t call ourselves Hebrew Israelites? No, not at all because we are Hebrews and we are Israelites. We are all over the world today but we will sojourn back to the land (with Yahoshua). Hebrew Israelites are not jews. We are not Black Hebrew Israelites. We are just Hebrew Israelites. The word black is a byword.
Yah has great love and mercy for us. It is one of the greatest love stories in the history of the world, Yah’s love for Israel. But sometimes the love only goes one way. Yah loves Israel but Israel does not love Yah. Because, if Israel loved Yah, it would do all that Yah required. Yah only made a covenant with Israel. We are a nation not a religion. Israel is called Yah’s son as Yahoshua is. We have been called to duty by the greatest and only Power that has ever existed, Yah.
Romans 9:1-5 I tell the truth in Messiah, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Set Apart Spirit (Ruach ha Qodesh) that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Messiah for my brothers, my countrymen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the esteem, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of Yah, and the promises. Of whom are the fathers and from whom according to the flesh, Messiah came, who is over all, the eternally blessed Yah. Amein.
In verse 2 why is Shaul grieved? He sees people will not come to Yah and he knows the things that will come. He knows future prophesy.
What is the adoption from verse 4? Exodus 4:22-23 Yah says Israel is My son, My first born. So I say to you let My son go to serve Me (Yah is talking to pharaoh). But if you refuse I will kill your son, your firstborn.
How can we be the firstborn son? Genesis 6:2 Yah had sons called angels. Israel is the first born nation. We are the only nation at this time to be adopted in the family of Yah. Later other nations will be grafted in. We are the first adopted son in His family. The angels are directly made by Him they are not flesh. These were sons of Yah. This is what Paul/Shaul is talking about, we have been adopted by Yah.
Exodus 13:2 The rights of the firstborn who opened the womb: Consecrate to Me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel both of man and beast, it is Mine (says Yah). The firstborn son gets the bulk of the inheritance because he carries on your name. The rest of the inheritance gets broken down to the remaining children. Yet the covenant passed through the second borns, Abraham was a second born, Isaac was a second born. Israel was the first born nation because he bought the birthright from Esau, becoming the first. Israel is the first born nation and Yahoshua is the second born. Yah wants us to bring back righteousness to a fallen world. Anyone that does not want the covenant, Yah moves out of the way and gives to the second born.
We are Yah’s first born among nations, this is why He is so upset with our folly, hatred, jealousy, strife and divisions.
Exodus 13:12-16 The law of the first born: That you shall set apart to Yah all that open the womb, that is every first born that comes from an animal which you have, the males shall be Yah’s. But every first born of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb and if you will not redeem it then you shall break its neck. And all the first born of man among your sons you shall redeem. So it shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘what is this?’ That you shall say to him, ‘By strength of hand of Yah brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. And it came to pass, when pharaoh was stubborn about letting us go that Yah killed all the first born in the land of Egypt both first born of man and first born beast.’ Therefore, I sacrifice to Yah all males that open the womb but all the first born of my sons I redeem. It shall be a sign on your hand and as frontlets between your eyes for my strength of hand Yah brought us out of Egypt.
This is the law of the first born. The first born belongs to Yah. Levites are the firstborn among Israel, they work for Yah. The word redeem means to turn over to Yah.
We will be removed from the hands of the Gentiles. We are His inheritance. Many of us are poor, yet we are rich in Yah’s truth.
Psalm 28:8-9 Yah is their strength and He is the saving refuge of His anointed. Save bless Your inheritance, Shepherd them also and bear them up forever.
We are His inheritance on earth because we are the first born. We did not exist before He chose us. The other nations were defiled. We don’t need to brag about who we are; Seek first the kingdom of Yah.
Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation who has Yah. The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
Psalm 78:71…to shepherd Yacob His people and Israel His inheritance.
We represent Yah as Yahoshua represents Him to the fullest. Yahoshua represented Yah so well, people think Yahoshua is Yah. Yah has laws, statues, commandments and judgments that we must follow.
Psalm 94:14 Yah will not cast off His people nor will He forsake His inheritance.
We must esteem the Abba/Father by our walks. When they see us they must see Maschiach or Messiah. Yahoshua is our brother. He said whoever does the will of my Father, that is My mother, brother, family. He is Yah’s greatest servant (Isaiah 53). Don’t reject your inheritance! This is what you are supposed to be doing.
Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the good news of Messiah for it is the Power of Yah to salvation for everyone who believes for the Israelites first and also for the Greek (Gentiles).
It is for everyone who believes but it starts with Israel because we are the first born of the nations. Yah is waiting on us to repent, Yah has mercy.
Romans 2:9-10 Tribulation and anguish on every soul of man who does evil of the Israelite and also of the Gentile but esteem, honor and peace to everyone who works what is good to the Israelite first and also to the Gentile/Greek. (For those who sin Israelites will punished first, then the Gentiles by Yah.)
Acts 13:45-46 But when the Israelites saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy and contradiction and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul. Then Shaul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of Yah should be spoken to you first, but since you reject it and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
The Israelites were jealous of Paul and probably called him a false prophet. They didn’t understand the word because Yah would not allow it. Those doing the will of Yah are our family! Right now though, we are to focus on waking up our people but if there is a Gentile that wants to know the truth, teach him/her Yah’s ways!
Daughters get very little inheritance because when a woman gets married, she inherits whatever her husband has. That’s why she got little to no inheritance after her brothers go theirs. If the first born male gets married to an akotee/sister, whatever he has is hers too. That’s why women got the least of the father’s inheritance unless there were no sons. Then the first born daughter received the bulk of the inheritance. Men provided for women when they came into the marriage.
first born=physical and second born=spiritual,as in Israel and Yahoshua. Israel is the physical and Yahoshua is spiritual. Our inheritance from Yah is based on us being righteous.
Deuteronomy 14:2 For you are a set apart people to Yah and Yah has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all peoples who are on the face of the earth. (We are not to be like the nations! We are separate! Yah does not want us integrated because then we will serve their gods!)
Deuteronomy 26:19…and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, in praise, in name, and in honor, and that you may be a set apart people to Yah your Power, just as He has spoken.
Deuteronomy 28:1 Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of Yah, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that Yah will set you high above all nations of the earth. Verse 2…because you obey the voice of Yah.
Our forefathers messed up. They integrated with other nations and served their gods. They wanted a king like other nations. They wanted celebrations like the other nations.
Exodus 19:5 Yah owns the earth, we will inherit the earth.
We gave up our inheritance for a pork chop! We are still ‘acting up’ today by not keeping the laws. We want to be superstars instead of being humble, we follow any doctrine, we create false names for the Father and Son. Madness!
Psalm 99:2 Yah is great in Zion and He is high above all the peoples.
Yah is over all nations and He is going to make us over the nations. The inheritance was waiting for us but me messed up. Now the second born has the inheritance and gives to us as He wishes, Yahoshua. Isaac was a second born. Jacob was a second born. Yahoshua represents the spiritual now because He did all Yah said to do. HalleluYah!
Romans 9:4…glory means esteem…What is esteem? It means to honor, to respect to the highest. We will esteem Yah and esteem will be given to us because we do the laws. We have no esteem now because most of us don’t keep the laws.
1 ShemYah/Samuel 2:30 Therefore Yah of Israel says: I said indeed that your house and the house of your father would walk before Me forever. But now Yah says: Far be it from Me, for those who honor Me I will honor and those who despise Me shall be lightly esteem (or will get very little esteem).
Esteem comes from Yah! We are under the curses now and are not respected as a people because we do not esteem Yah and we do not walk in His ways as a nation.
Psalm 72:18-19 Blessed be Yah, the Power of Israel, who only does wondrous things! And blessed be His set apart name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His esteem. Amein and Amein.
Remember the Gentiles will find out (as a whole) that Yah is with us. And they will seek for Israelite men (Zechariyah 8:23 and Yeremiyah/Jeremiah 16:19). Yahoshua esteemed Yah greatly. He taught us how to come to The Father. HalleluYah!
How will Yah esteem us? Zephaniah 3:19-20 Behold, at that time I will deal with all who afflict you. I will save the lame. And gather those who were driven out. I will appoint them for praise and fame in every land where they were put to shame At that time I will bring you back, even at the time I gather you. For I will give you fame and praise among all the peoples of the earth, when I return your captives before your eyes, says Yah. Revelation 3:9…they will be made to worship at our feet and know that I have loved you. (The people of the nations will praise us. Yahoshua will be our King.)
Romans 9:4…the covenants (we are the only nation that have a covenant with Yah).
Genesis 12:1 Yah said to Abraham, get out of your country from your family and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation, I will bless you and make your name great and I bless those who bless you and I will curse him who curses you and in you all the families (nations) of the earth shall be blessed.
Genesis 13:14-17…look N, S, E, W…for all the land which you see I give to you and your seed forever and I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if a man could number the dust of the earth then your descendants also could be numbered…I give it to you. (This is the covenant Yah made with Abraham.)
Genesis 15:17-18…Yah made a covenant with Abram saying to your seed I have given this land from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates.
Genesis 21:12 But Yah said to Abraham ‘Do not let it be displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of your bondwoman. Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice, for in Isaac your seed shall be called. (Yah gave the covenant to the second born Isaac because Ishmael/IshamaYah was wild!) Genesis 16:9-12, verse 12 He will be a wild man. His hand shall be against every man and every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brothers. (Ishmael inherited some but not the covenant.) Why didn’t Yah give the covenant to Ishmael? How can you give the word of Yah and constantly be fighting with man? This is why Yah did not give the covenant to Ishmael. Descendants of Ishmael mostly speak Arabic.
Genesis 27:26-30 Isaac blesses Jacob: Esau (who is also Hebrew) sold his birthright in doing so Jacob becomes the first born. The second born receives the covenant. v. 29 Let peoples serve you and nations bow down to you. Be master over your brothers and let your mother’s sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you and blessed be those who bless you.
Leviticus 26:9 For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you. (covenant means a contract between 2 parties.)
Jeremiah 31:31-33 Yah is going to renew the covenant with us. (We are going to renew our vows!) He is going to put the laws in our hearts and minds. Remember Paul said ‘covenants’ (plural), there is another covenant coming!
Amos 3:1-2 Hear this word that Yah has spoken against you o’ children of Israel against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt saying: You only have I known of all the families of the earth, Therefore I will punish you for all your sins.
Romans 9:4…giving of the law…Exodus 15:25 There he made a law and right ruling for us. (Most people do not follow Torah or not all the laws. Without law there is chaos.)
Deuteronomy 6:24 Yah commanded us to observe all these statutes to fear Yah, for our good always that He might preserve us alive at it is this day.
Deuteronomy 4:5-8 I (Moses) have taught you statues and judgments just as Yah my Power commanded me, that you should act according to them in the land which you go to possess. Therefore be careful to observe them for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say ‘surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there that has Yah so near to it, as Yah our Power is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him? And what great nation is there that has such statues and righteous judgments as are in all this law, which I set before you this day? (They came to see the wisdom of Solomon, for Solomon knew Torah.)
Psalm 147:19-20 He declares His word to Jacob, His statues and His judgments to Israel. He has not dealt thus with any nation and as for His judgments they have not known them. (They don’t know His laws. Israelites are to teach Torah!)
Exodus 19:6 We are a kingdom of priest and a set apart nation. Speak these words to the children of Israel.
Romans 9:4…the promises…Acts 2:38-39 Then Shimon Kepha/Peter said to them, repent and let every one of you be immersed in the name of Yahoshua Messiah for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of The Set Apart Spirit (Ruach ha Qodesh) for the promise is to you (Israel) and your children and to all who are afar off as many as Yah will call. (afar=those not in Jerusalem, they knew we would be in captivity 2,000 years later).
Satan offers people things like Yah promised us to be the head. Yah still controls the earth but satan rules the kingdoms, for now.
1 John 2:24-25…stay in what you heard from the beginning…abide in The Son and in The Father, and this is the promise that He has promised us– eternal life.
Don’t follow religions that rebel against Yah, i.e., that don’t keep all the laws. Take your job seriously! It is not a game! Many people do not believe in The Father through Yahoshua. He took our inheritance and put it in Yahoshua’s name.
Romans 9:4-5 Verse 5 of whom are the fathers and from whom according to the flesh, Yahoshua came, who is over all, the eternally blessed Yah. Amein. (Yahoshua came through Israel in the flesh. Yahoshua is an Israelite. The promises were to Israel the first born but were given to the second born, Yahoshua.)
Psalm 2:7 The adoption of Yahoshua: I declare the law, Yah has said to Me, You are My Son. Today, I have begotten You. (prophesy of Yahoshua).
Matthew 3:16-17 (prophesy fulfilled) When He had been immersed, Yahoshua came up immediately from the water and behold, the heavens were opened to Him and He saw the Spirit of Yah descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’
He was adopted after His immersing! Be immersed in the name of Yahoshua to be brought into the family of Yah! You are cleansed. Yahoshua is the head of Israel. Yah gave Yahoshua the covenant. We are still trying to prove ourselves to Yah. Yahoshua already proved Himself. But we will get ours.
Acts 13:33 (prophesy of Yahoshua) Yah has fulfilled this for us their children having raised up Yahoshua. As it is written, in the second Psalm You are My Son today, I have begotten You.
Yah has given Yahoshua judgment because He is trusted by Yah. Yahoshua is our brother. We (Israel) are the elder and we serve the younger , Yahoshua, the second born. Just as the prophesy of Jacob and Esau. We love Yahoshua and there is no problem in serving Him. Yahoshua will be going to war for us.
sidenote: They talked about this Scripture, Isaiah 19:25 Yah loves Egypt too and they will be brought in.
1 Peter 2:9-10 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a set apart nation, His own special people who you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. v. 10 Who once were not a people (remember we were nomads) but are now the people of Yah who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. The end of the lesson.
*Israelite heritage notes from Yah