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Who Are The People of God

 Who Are The People of God in God's last will and Testament?
They are the Spiritual seed of Abraham who now compose the Spiritual Commonwealth of Israel. They are the only heirs named in Christ's first and last will and testament. "All Spiritual Israel shall be saved."
In this study we are going to look at the reason Paul, in
Eph 2, made the statement that we Gentiles born into this world as citizens of the Pagan Nations, and worship the Host of Heaven, are without the Christ of Israel. He said that we are aliens from the Spiritual Nation of Israel and the Covenant God gave to Israel to bring them into union with His once again. Because of our Pagan worship of other we were without the God Of Israel and without hope. All  things were promised to Faithful Abraham and his seed. All these things were fulfilled in the Nation of Israel and it's People, the People of God. Unless we join ourselves to Spiritual Israel and live our lives in union with our Spiritual God of Israel in heaven, we as Gentiles will still continue to worship false gods and keep their Solar holidays and be without hope in this World.
(Eph 2:12-14 KJV) "That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: {13} But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. {14} For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;"
Abraham and his offspring were the only people with whom the Christ, who is the God of Israel, made a written "Last Will and Testament", naming Jesus the Christ and His Family of Birth, Israel, as the only Family to inherit God's Eternal Kingdom. To inherit His Spiritual Kingdom, both the Jews and the Gentiles must become part the Spiritual Family of God called Spiritual Israel. To do that, by Faith, they must return to living Christ's Holy and Righteous Life. Only through our Faithfulness to obey "the law of the Spirit of life IN CHRIST" can we truly become Spiritual Israel.
(Jer 31:31-32 KJV) "Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: {32} Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:"
Both the Old and New Covenant were with Abraham's Family. God said He was the HUSBAND of Abraham's Family, the House of Israel (See 2 Chr 7:14) Both the Old and New Covenant are Marriage Covenants. To be ONE with Him in Marriage (Union) we must fulfill are part of His Marriage Covenant.
(Eph 3:14-15 KJV) "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, {15} Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named," God's Family on Earth is the Spiritual Kingdom of Israel. Israel is the Family Jesus Christ was born of, both as the Son of Man and the Son of God.
(Rom 8:1-2 KJV) "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. {2} For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." His Laws are Spiritual as God is Spirit. Unless one is living his life in the Spiritual Life of the Father that was living in Christ Jesus, they are condemned to death. If one is not part of the Family of God that God calls Israel, he is not worshipping the True Christ, the Christ of Israel. Only when one has the Christ of Israel, in them, as their Spirit of life, do they know the True God, the God of Israel. If they are not keeping the Covenant that the Christ of Israel made with His people Israel, they do not know the gods they are worshipping. They are living a life different and diverse from His Holy Life. They are living the life of the Antichrist of Babylon.
(John 4:22-24 KJV) "Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. {23} But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. {24} God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
The True Spiritual Israelites live their lives as Christ lived His. They Rest on the Sabbath Day according to the Holy Commandments, Christ Himself gave to His People, Israel. Christ spoke the Ten Commandment Marriage Covenant from Mt. Sinai Himself. If we are going to defeat the Devil, we must do it the same way Jesus Christ did. We must also live by every Word that came out of the Mouth of God that were in the Ten Commandment Covenant.  To deny that Truth, is to deny Jesus Christ who wants His people to return to a union with Him in His Kingdom.
(Mat 4:1 KJV) "Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil." (Mat 4:3-4 KJV) "And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. {4} But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
Physical and Spiritual Israel still keep the 7th Day Sabbath Holy because it's their God's Holy Day. Sunday keepers say the 7th Day Sabbath belongs to the Jews. They are right here, it belongs to both Physical and Spiritual Jews. The Israelites were forbidden to worship the Solar gods and keep the Solar holidays of the Babylon Mystery Religions. If they were to be Holy as God is Holy, they had to keep their God's Holy Sabbath Day.
(Gen 2:2 NASB) "And by the seventh day God completed His work which He had done; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done." (Exo 31:14 KJV) "Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people."
The God of Israel said He would cut His people off from Spiritual Israel if they do not live Holy as He is Holy, by keeping His Holy Sabbath. Sunday was given the name of the Sun because that day was dedicated to the Sun god by the Babylonians. We cannot say that we are worshipping the Lord on His Sabbath Day, if we are keeping the Sun's day as a holiday, when it was the Lord Jesus Christ who Commanded His people to keep His 7th Day Sabbath Holy. The Pagans who were keeping Sun-day as their day of worship, were directing their worship towards the Unholy god of this world's Evil systems.
The Sun worshippers of Egypt, did not fear the God of Israel until Moses rose up to deliver Israel out of the Land of Egypt. Christ created the world in Six Days, and He Rested on the Seventh Day, and it became Holy because He, a Holy God, decided to Rest on that particular Day, not the Sun's day. An example of Sun worship is East-er Sun Rise Service. Babylon worshipped the four seasins, two equinox and two solstices of the Solar year with festivals that honour their Sun god as the giver of life on earth. God calls this type of worship Idolatry, as they are worshipping the created object, rather than the Jewish Christ, who created both man and the Sun. For Jesus or the House of Israel not to keep the Sabbath that was verbally given to Israel would make the statements of the Christ of Israel, of no effect. "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
(Exo 31:14 KJV) "Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people." (Lev 18:29-30 KJV) "For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. {30} Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God."
(Num 15:30-31 KJV) "But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people. {31} Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him." (Ezek 8:14-16 KJV) "Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. {15} Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. {16} And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east."
They Worship the Pharaoh in Egypt as the Sun of God, as he claims to be the Sun's representative on earth to rule over the people under him, The Babylonian Romans do the same thing with the Pope of the Church. They worship him as a god on earth. Not so with the Spiritual Nation of Israe. The God of Israel and His Holy Covenant is to rule over the lives of all people in His Kingdom. He is the Life giver, and He only has the right to tell His Holy People how to live their lives. It was the practice of Idolatry that His people brought from Babylon, that caused the Christ of Israel to cut the people of Israel off from Him. He sent them back to Babylon as slaves. Back to the Babylonian Religion that they had learned in Egypt and still wanted to practice in Israel.
They did not want to keep the Holy Covenant that Christ gave them that demanded, under the penalty of death, that they not worship Pagan gods. He gave them the Covenant to teach them how He, the Christ of Israel, lived a Holy Life. If His people would not worship Him in Spirit and Truth, the True God who created the world, He would destroy them. For a Jew to participate in the Pagan's worship, dedicated to the Babylonian Sun gods, and to participate in their Sun festival to honour of their Sun gods, was an abomination to the Spiritual Jew and to Christ. Christ cut Israel off from His Salvation for doing just that. (Mal 3:6 KJV) "For I am the LORD, I change not;"
Can we take a chance to believe the Roman Christian, that the God of Israel has changed His mind, and that He now accepts the faith of the Christians from the Babylonian Religion of Rome at par with those who have their Faith in and from the God of Israel? This is what the present Sunday Christians of the Roman Churches teach. It was Jesus Christ, Himself, that delivered His Faith to the Nation of Israel.
(Heb 12:2 KJV) "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; (Eph 4:5 KJV) "One Lord, one faith, one baptism,"
There is only One God, and He created the World and Mankind in Six Days and Rested on the Seventh Day Himself. The people who worship their christ by keeping Sunday as their rest day, also keep the Pagans Feast Days and Carnivals that celebrate the birth of their christ, the Sun-gods of Babylon. They don't know they are worshipping the god's (Trinity) of Ancient Babylon Religion. "Ye worship ye know not what". It was the Christ Himself that made this statement; Salvation is only found in His Last Will and Testament that He made with the House of Israel. His Last Will and Testament was sealed with Christ's Blood at His death on the cross. Christ Himself, made His Covenant only with Abraham and His Family, called the Commonwealth of Israel, through His Prophet Moses.
And Moses, and the rest of God's Israel, had to keep the Covenant the Christ of Israel gave to Moses. One must be reborn of God's Holy Spirit called Christ, as Abraham was. Only Spiritual Israel, those who have the Spirit of the Jewish Christ living in them, will Inherit the Promise of the Eternal Life that is in Christ. This is the promise in His Last Will and Testament given to Israel.
Col 1:27 "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:" The Christ of Israel living in you, is what saves you. If the false christ from the Antichrist Churches of the Babylonian Religion, is the christ living in you, you are looking to a false christ for your salvation. (Acts 4:12 KJV) "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Paul is talking about the Christ of Israel, not the false christ from the Babylonian Religion.
(Heb 9:14-17 KJV) "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? {15} And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. {16} For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. {17} For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth."
When Jesus Christ said; "It is finished": and he bowed his head, "and gave up the ghost" in John 19:30, the Last Will and Testament of Jesus Christ was in full effect. After Christ's Death, no one, not even the Father of Christ, could add or take away one single WORD from that which He had Written in His Covenant and Sealed with His own Blood. Jesus Christ, as the resurrected Christ and God of Israel, now has to fulfil every promise that He had made in His Will. The promises are to destroy the Commandment breakers with death, and to give the Commandment keepers His Eternal Life. The Christ has to fulfil every Word written in His Last Will to be Faithful to Abraham and his Faithful Seed, Jesus. If the Father did not fulfil every Word written in His Son's Last Will and Testament, the Father Himself would be a false christ. The man Jesus, born of Mary, was the first one who was born of the Seed of Abraham to be raised from the Dead, to inherit the Eternal Kingdom of the Father in Heaven.
It was the Christ in Jesus that said; "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. {18} For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all befulfilled." Luke 16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. (Mat 5:17-18 KJV)
If anyone adds to, or changes any of the Words of Christ in His last Will, or takes away any of His Words from it, they are an Antichrist and a False Prophet. That would include the Father of Jesus Christ, if He did it. (Mat 5:17-19 KJV) "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. {18} For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. {19} Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
Any person who follows a false teacher and his false teachings, is following an Antichrist. Unless one follows the True Christ and His True teachings, he does not know how to live the Holy Life of Christ. Christ said that one must worship the Christ of Israel, the True Christ, in Truth and in Spirit, to be accepted into His Family as a Son of God. After the death of Jesus Christ, it was impossible for the Catholic or her Protestant sister churches to change God's Day of Worship or any other teaching given to Israel in His Covenant. Christ wrote His Truths into His Two Wills and Testaments that He Sealed both with His Death and Blood. At His death, the Words could never be changed by anyone. Both the Old and New Covenant were Sealed with the Blood of Jesus Christ. The Old with the Blood of the Lamb untell Christ died on the cross to officially Seal both Covenants with His own Blood.
(Exo 24:5-8 KJV) "And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD. {6} And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. {7} And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient. {8} And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words."
It was impossible for the Christian Church of Rome to take their Pagan Holidays, that they adopted from the Babylon Mystery Religions, and make them into Holy Jewish Christian Holidays. They just changed their Babylonian names to reflect the name of the Jewish Christ who came to His own People, Israel. They change the name of the Pagan Celebration of the Winter Solstice on December 25, the birthday of Nimrod, who they called the Sun of god, to make it look like the birth of Jesus. To make it appear as a Jewish Holiday, they changed the name to Christ-Mass. The Jewish Bible has no such Holy Day from God in it.
They did not even bother to change the name of the Spring Solstice Festival. Ishtar was pronounced Easter in the English Language. And it still is the name Pagan's use to identify their goddess of fertility. The Christians of Rome, and her Protestant Churches, still celebrated the Spring Solstice the same way that the Pagans celebrated it in Babylon. . The Christians of Rome also changed their Celebration of the Summer Solstice to the name o, "St John Day", to reflect a Jewish name. The Summer Solstice came six month after the winter solstice. John and Jesus were born six month apart. There is no such Holy Day in the Jewish Bible. The celebration of the Fall Solstice that they keep, was renamed,"All Saints Night". We now know it as Halloween. It is the night that Babylonians appease the spirit of all the dead people, so that the spirits of the dead will not do them any harm. All these are the Roman Christian and Protestans Holidays that the Church in Rome have taken directly from the Babylon Mystery Religion.
The Covenant that God gave to Israel is the Covenant that is still in effect today, for both the Jew and Gentile, who come to Jesus Christ. (Eph 4:4-5 KJV) "There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; {5} One Lord, one faith, one baptism," It is still available to everyone who will become part of the Commonwealth of Israel through their Faith in Jesus Christ. The promise to inherit His Eternal Life in Eph 2:12-14, was to both the physical Jews and Gentiles, who were born again into the Spiritual Kingdom of God. In order to be reborn again back into the Spiritual Kingdom of God, one must stop sinning, (living in Babylon), and become obedient to live by every Word Christ wrote into His Last Will.
One can only do this by keeping God's Holy Covenant as Abraham, his Sons Isaac and Jacob, and Jesus did. And this promise of Eternal Life in the Kingdom of God, made to Abraham and His seed, the Commonwealth of Israel, was based on the Faithfulness of Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus Christ keeping the Covenant as Abraham had kept it. (John 3:5-7 KJV) "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. {6} That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. {7} Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again."
The Original Covenant that Abraham had kept was made for all mankind, even before man was ever created on earth. (Eph 1:2-7 NASB) "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. {3} Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, {4} just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love {5} He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, {6} to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. {7} In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace,"
Abraham was faithful to live the Words of the Covenant that came out of the mouth of God. This Covenant was the Ten Commandments. The Words in the Ten Commandments that came from the mouth of God were given to save all of mankind who would obey Him. In obeying these commandments they would live the same Holy Life that the Father and His Son Jesus Christ lived. Adam, God's Son, who was born of God's Life here on earth, was cut off from God's Holy Kingdom that he had been placed in, in the Garden of Eden. He disobeyed Christ because he did not believe what Christ said was true. He became a sinner and lost his place (Salvation) in the Kingdom of God here on earth because he chose not to obey a simple commandment given to him. (Gen 2:16-17 NASB) "And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; {17} but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die."
Adam had failed to live by every word that had came out of the mouth of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Words of the Lord Jesus Christ that He gave to us in the New Covenant, are also the WORDS OF GOD that came out of His mouth. (Mat 4:4 NASB) "But He answered and said, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD." What are we going to do with the Words that came out of the mouth of Jesus Christ in His Covenant that he made with Israel? If we have truly made Him our Lord and Master, we will do what His Words in the Covenant tell us to do. If He is not our Lord, we will continue to go the way of the Antichrist.
(Eph 2:1-3 NASB) "And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, {2} in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. {3} Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest." Abraham obeyed God's Words and came out of the Babylonian Religion of sin and lust. God led Abraham, by His Words, out of the Religion of Babylon, into the Light of His Holy Kingdom. Abraham lived his life by every Word God spoke to him. God found in Abraham a man who would keep the Words of Christ by living God's Holy Way of Life that was revealed to him by the Words God spoke to him.
God chose Abraham to be the Father of the Faithful because he kept God's Covenant that contained the Ten Commandments. Christ had ordained for mankind to keep them, before the foundation of the world. Jesus Christ was also crucified before the foundation of the world, so that the Father could forgive those who would repent, like Abraham did, and return to obeying God's voice. God later spoke these same Ten Commandments that He had given to Abraham from Mt. Sinai. He spoke them so that all of Abraham's seed would know that they came directly from God. They knew they had to repent of their sins and return to the God of Israel as Abraham had done, to be saved. (1 John 3:3-4 KJV) "And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. {4} Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law."
God gave Abraham His personal promise to save him and all of his seed, called the HOUSE OF ISRAEL, who would hear God's voice and repent of their sins. To do that, they also had to once again live by God's every Word contained in His Covenant that He made with them. Adam and all his seed had lost God's Salvation because Adam had failed to live by God's every Word. Abraham received God's promise of Salvation because he was Faithful to live by God's every Word in the Covenant. Jesus, Abraham's promised SEED, lived a life without ever disobeying one Single Word written in the Covenant that had come out of His Father's mouth. By His total obedience to it's every Word, even to His death on the cross, He fulfilled every Word spoken about Him in all the Scriputres. By His death on the cross, He Sealed with His own Blood, the New Covenant with the "House of Israel", that gives all people who obey Him, the right to receive His Eternal Salvation in the Kingdom of God.
In the rest of the study you will see that the Covenant that God made with Faithful Abraham to bless him and his seed was passed from Abraham to His Son Isaac. From Isaac it was passed to his son Jacob. Jacob's name was changed to Israel. From Israel, it was passed to his twelve sons and their seed who were then known as the Commonwealth of Israel. It is still only the Commonwealth of Israel who have their Name, the "HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH", written in the Last Will and Testament that Jesus Christ made before His death on the cross. The "House of Israel AND JUDAH" was the only name written in the Old and New Testament to inherit God's Eternal Kingdom. (John 4:22 KJV) "Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews."
All people who do not worship the God of the Jews, the promised SEED of Abraham, the Son of David from the House of Judah, the One who now sits on His throne in Heaven, the Lord Jesus Christ, are worshiping the Antichrist's Jesus. The Sun of god, Tammuz, who was said to be the reincarnation of Nimrod, the great hunter, was and still is worshipped as the christ in the Babylon Mystery Religion. His name was changed from Tammuz to Jesus Christ by the Roman Church to hide who the Christians in Rome are truly worshipping. The Pagans of Rome Christianised every Pagan god and Pagan Celebration in Spiritual Babylon by giving them Christian names so as to hide the fact from the Roman Christians that they are of a truth worshipping the Antichrist of Revelations. (Rev 17:4-6 KJV) "And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: {5} And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. {6} And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus:" ... (Ezek 8:13-14 KJV) "He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. {14} Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz." The forty days that the woman weep for Tammuz are the same forty days of fasting that the Christians of Rome and her Protestant Churches celebrate as the Lent season.
From this passage of scripture, we clearly see that both the first and last, old and new Covenants were made with only the "House of Israel and the House of Judah. No Covenant has ever been made with any Gentile Nation for their Salvation by the Christ of Israel. The Gentiles are without the "Christ of Israel", because they are aliens from the Commonwealth of Israel. They had no hope of Salvation from the Christ of Israel, because they were living outside of His Covenant of Promise. However if the Gentiles would join themselves to the People of Israel ,and the Religion given to the Jews by the Anointed (Christ) Prophets of Israel, the last Prophet being the Jewish Prophet, Jesus the Christ, and promise to obey the teachings of all the Prophets, they could be baptised into the Jewish Faith and receive the Christ of Israel for their Salvation. The Baptism of John was not a new thing. It was taught in the First Covenant. He was Baptising Jewish believers into the Jewish Faith, not the Roman faith. Even Jesus, as a Jew, had to be Baptised to fulfil all Righteousness taught in the First Covenant.
(Eph 2:12-13 KJV) "That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: {13} But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." Christ is the God of Israel and Judah. One does not have access to the Christ of Israel, unless they are part of His Family, which He calls Israel. The children of Israel and Judah are the people that compose His Family. God only calls the Commonwealth of Israel, the people born of Israel's twelve sons, His people.
(2 Chr 7:14 KJV) "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (Exo 5:1 KJV) "Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness." (Exo 7:16 KJV) "And thou shalt say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear." (2 Sam 7:10 KJV) "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 before time,"THE WORD WAS GIVEN TO US GENTILES ALSO
(Eph 2:4-22 NASB) "But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, {5} even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), {6} and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus, {7} in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. {8} For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; {9} not as a result of works, that no one should boast. {10} For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. {11} Therefore remember, that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called "Uncircumcision" by the so-called "Circumcision," which is performed in the flesh by human hands-- {12} remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. {13} But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. {14} For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, {15} by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, {16} and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. {17} AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR; {18} for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. {19} So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, {20} having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, {21} in whom the whole building, being fitted together is growing into a holy temple in the Lord; {22} in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit."
(Gen 17:1-11 NASB) "Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless. {2} "And I will establish My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly." {3} And Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying, {4} "As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, And you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. {5} "No longer shall your name be called Abram, But your name shall be Abraham; For I will make you the father of a multitude of nations. {6} "And I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come forth from you. {7} "And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you. {8} "And I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God." {9} God said further to Abraham, "Now as for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations. {10} "This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised. {11} "And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be the sign of the covenant between Me and you."
(Gen 17:19-21 NASB) "But God said, "No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. {20} "And as for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. {21} "But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this season next year."