Chosen of God


By Cynthia Pawl September 5, 2015
This article has been on my heart for a long time. It breaks my heart as I know it breaks God’s heart to see the anti-Semitism that is still raging around the world and getting worse every day. Hear me, believe me, it is imperative that you understand that GOD loves the Hebrew people. (I will refer to them as Hebrews though the world refers to them as Jewish, see the website here for more insight…known-as-jews/ ) The Hebrews are His chosen people. I know people do not like to hear that. Sibling rivalry rears its ugly head. No one likes to think that someone else is special. Jealousy is an ugly thing. However, I can promise you, without a doubt that the Hebrew people are most precious in God’s sight. God chose them. He chose them for His purposes (and I will enumerate them). He called them out of a world He created that had fallen into complete depravity and sin. A world of people that had turned their backs on Him, of their own volition. After many warnings and attempts to bring the whole world back, God called the Hebrew people. He called them to himself and to a legacy few would desire and even fewer can fathom.

(#1) to live a lifestyle that demanded obedience to the laws HE WROTE with his own hand.

(#2) to demonstrate to the rest of the world what is required to meet God’s standards. This was a very important and intricate part of God’s merciful plan of salvation. A plan that had to be laid and demonstrated to all generations, forever. Of course, God knew full well they could not meet these standards. Which leads us to the next element. (#3) to follow his specifications in presenting offerings and sacrifices. God instituted a plan of redemption whereby they could offer acceptable sacrifices to him until such a time as the ultimate sacrifice could be made. This was a demonstration to the world, of the coming redemption, of the ultimate sacrifice for all, that God would provide himself. Understand that the idea of blood sacrifices was not a new concept. The people living at this time had many gods whom they worshipped with offerings and blood sacrifices regularly. Often these pagans offered human sacrifices. God was demonstrating to His people the manner in which they could offer sacrifices that would be acceptable in His sight and a precursor or substitutional sacrifice prophesying the coming one.)

(#4) to receive His word. The generation that God called out had long forgotten their roots. They had been steeped in pagan culture and all manner of sin. God spoke directly to the Hebrew people through His chosen prophets and gave them all the wisdom and knowledge that was necessary for those who follow him to survive. The Word He was giving them was for all generations to come, for all the nations of the world.

(#5) to write it down. This was crucial. God charged them to record every world meticulously. I am certain they understood that this was a very serious assignment, but it is doubtful they really understood the scope and weight of it, at that time.

(#6) to guard it, protect it and keep it true to the original. This was no small undertaking. They have served Him well in this. For thousands of years, the Hebrew scribes, painstakingly took on the task of copying down the word, line for line, every jot and tittle. Archeology today has confirmed that they have done an amazing job of maintaining the word faithfully. The general Hebrew assembly has been faithful to teach the word to their children and to live by the word as best they can for thousands of years. Even though they have suffered through many exiles. Though forced to live in foreign lands and among the heathens where they often had to worship in secret, they always found ways to preserve the written word and customs. Though they have been tortured, imprisoned and killed to the point of near annihilation, you will still find them today, following the laws of God and worshipping in the same ways as their ancestors. You can walk into any synagogue today and experience the same worship that the son of God did when He walked the earth.

(#7) to be the ones who would betray Him and call for His death. In case you are not aware, this death was planned long before there was a Rome or crucifixion. Read Isaiah 53 The Hebrews did not kill Him. . He himself stated John 10: 18 “No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” Talking to the Pharisees, whom he called blind guides, John 9:41 “Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.” In this passage He was saying that those whom He keeps blind for His purposes, He does not hold responsible. But, because they were declaring that they were not blind, the sin is on their head. You see, He kept the Hebrews blind, so that they did not recognize Him. This was done so that the word would be fulfilled.

(#8) to remain blind for our sake. He continues to keep them blind for our sake so that we gentiles could come in. Romans 11:25 “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 fullness of the Gentiles be come in.

(#9) to be hated, persecuted, abused and slaughtered for his name sake. Even to the point of the holocaust. Did you know that in the Temple sacrifice practices there were two kinds of sacrifice? There was the blood offering and the burnt offering. Everything in the Old Testament is a type and shadow of the New. So, if the Son of God, is the Lamb that takes away our sin. His blood was the blood offering, but he never was burned. Who was? 6 million of His chosen people. They were a sweet savor to the Lord, certainly not because He enjoys their torture and death. Before you start accusing God of being blood thirsty and maniacal, I suggest you withhold judgement until you understand the whole story. I think once you know as you are known and understand the beginning to the end, you will find that everything evil that has happened to mankind, has happened because of our own choices and rebellion. There is something about sin, brought on in the garden that requires blood sacrifice. That is why after Adam and Eve sinned, God had to cover them with the skin of an animal. That animal had to pay the price. This is the reason He said to His disciples Mark 10: 36-38 And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They said to Him, “Grant that we may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left, in Your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?”

(#10) to keep the dream of Jerusalem alive. In order for the Word of God to be fulfilled, there had to be a return to the homeland and a hunger for Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. So, there had to be Hebrews still looking for their Messiah. The Hebrew people hunger for the land and the promises of God even though they have been ridiculed, abused, tortured and murdered everywhere they have gone for holding onto the Word. Though there seems to be no reasonable explanation for their continued faith in the promises of the Torah, and many of them have lost hope, yet they continue to live and fight for their faith. They lay down their lives every day.

If you want to know what it means to be CHOSEN OF GOD, look at the Savior, and look at the Hebrew people. Far from today’s prosperity teaching that declares if you are one of God’s children you will be mightily blessed, prosperous and highly favored. This philosophy caters to the sinful, selfish pride of man. It is time for the world to realize that we owe the Hebrew people a debt of gratitude. They have suffered horrendously, for a very long time, for our sake. Many of those who call themselves children of the most high, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob have been guilty of hating those whom God loves.
Watch the attached video… It will give you confirmation of what is written here.

God is not done with the Hebrew people. In fact, we are living in the days when the time of the gentiles is coming to a close and God is turning his attention back to Jerusalem and the people of the land. A land where He wrote his name.

The truth is that the Hebrew people are God’s chosen people. The GOOD NEWS is that if you have received Messiah as your Savior, then you are grafted in to the vine. You have become a Hebrew. Read Romans 11: 11-31. It will open your eyes, and bless you.

I pray that you watch the following video. It is very relevant to this topic. More importantly, it is very relevant to our current world situation. Even more importantly, it will bless you to witness the power of our God

See a continuation in Part 2 here.