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The Lost Sheep

I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel Matthew 15:24

Who Are Yahweh’s Lost Sheep? Are They All Peoples or Just Certain Peoples? What Do The Scriptures Say?

“When Israel was a child, I loved him, and called My son out of Egypt.”(Hosea 11:1). God became the Shepherd of His people Israel, “Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us and not we ourselves, we are His people and the sheep of His pasture” (Psalm 100:3). “For He is our God; and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand” (Psalm 95:7). “So we Thy people, and sheep of Thy pasture will give Thee thanks for ever: we will show forth Thy praise to all generations.” (Psalm 70:13). “Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock” (Psalm 80:1). “He shall feed His flock like a Shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are young” (Isaiah 40:11). “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1). “Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattereth Israel will gather him, as a shepherd doth his flock” (Jeremiah 31:10) “My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains, they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place” (Jeremiah 50:6). “And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd” (I Kings 22:17). “My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill yea, My flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them” (Ezekiel 34:6). “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for He hath visited and redeemed His people.” (Luke 1:68) Besides these, there are many more.

All of the above Scriptures specifically say that Israel, the Israelites, are Yahweh’s sheep. They say nothing about any other race or any other peoples.

Yahshua even added to this when he said: “I am come ONLY for the Lost Sheep of the house of Israel.” Matthew 10:5-6; 15:24. The Catholic doctrine of Universalism teaching that all sinners are lost sheep, is from pagan Babylonian Mystery Religion, mixed with True Christianity and taught as the Gospel in all judeo-christian churches today. Yahweh have Mercy on our Ignorance.

Beginning In Genesis 12 We Have The Abrahamic Covenant.

In that Covenant, YHVH tells Abraham that He will become the Father of Many Nations. But that this Many Nations would come through the seed(son) that was Promised to him and Sarah. Ishmael and the 6 sons of Keturah were not part of this covenant. Only the sons that came through Isaac and Jacob and the 12 tribes of Israel are part of this Many Nations.
Where are these Many Nations today?

Where were these Many Nations during the life of Paul and Yahshua?

Where were these Many Nations in 500 BC, 1000 BC, 1500 BC?

 

WE KNOW THAT ONLY ISRAELITES CAN BECOME “LOST” [SHEEP].

Luke 19:9-10 “He also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
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Lost = ἀπόλλυμι = Strong’s G622 = apollymi – which means being exiled, set aside for punishment for having broken God’s law. It is these lost sheep that Jesus came to save. Jesus came to save sheep, but not goats.
[Esau is the goat].

WE KNOW THAT THE WORD TRANSLATED AS “gentiles” IS USED OF ISRAELITES. Cor. 10:1-2

“Moreover brethren, I would not have you ignorant, how that all OUR FATHERS were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea [i.e. the Red Sea], and were baptized unto Moses”. This determines that we can know that these Corinthians [as other “gentiles” addressed] were Israelites. “
Goyim” [Heb] and “ethnos” [Gr.] are used of Israel too. A look through a concordance will convince anyone about this
Strong’s H1471 – gôwy, go’-ee; rarely (shortened) גֹּי gôy; apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence, a “gentile”; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts:—”gentile”, heathen, nation, people.
Strong’s G1484 – éthnos, eth’-nos; probably from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; especially, a foreign (non-jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan):—”gentile”, heathen, nation, people.
gentiles – Strong’s G1484 – ethnos

1. a multitude (whether of men or of beasts) associated or living together
a company, troop, swarm
2. a multitude of individuals of the same nature or genus
the human family
3. a tribe, nation, people group

When Jerome composed the Latin Vulgate of the Bible, there was no word in the Latin word for Ethnos. He chose a common Latin word gentilis and it’s meaning is as follows,,,,,
of or belonging to the same family or gēns
of slaves who bore the same name as their master
poetic – foreign, exotic
of or belonging to the same people or nation

All references to the term “gentiles” in the NT are referring to the Israelites from earlier migrations and the descendants of the 13 tribes that were taken into the Assyrian captivity and scattered throughout the known world. These Israelites where the beginning of the MANY nations promised to Abraham in the Abrahamic Covenant, that was to come from the loins of Abraham through the Promised Seed Isaac, through Jacob and the 12 tribes of Israel.

WE KNOW THAT THE NAMES ‘ISRAEL‘, ‘ABRAHAM‘, ‘ISAAC‘, ‘JACOB’ AND ‘THE FATHERS’ [OF ISRAEL] CONTINUE THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT.

So how possibly could all of these be interpreted as “The Church”? It is interesting to see how the Churches try to get around this. They just make statements and then claim these to be facts…like all politicians…or modern-day scribes.

WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE THOSE TO WHOM KNOWLEDGE OF THE MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS NOT GIVEN.

Matt 13:11 Jesus answered, “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but to them, it is not given”. In John 6:65, Jesus says, “No man cometh unto Me, except it be given unto him of My Father”.

So we know that this does not include everyone.

WE KNOW THAT JESUS WAS NOT SENT TO OTHER THAN ISRAEL.

John 17:9 Jesus prayed about “as many as Thou hast given Me” and then He prayed for those who would believe amongst those to whom the disciples were sent. The twelve were sent, “
to the lost sheep of the House of Israel”-[Matt.10:6], the same ones to whom Jesus says that He was sent to, i.e. “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel”. [Matt.15:24].

WE KNOW THAT SHEEP CANNOT CHANGE INTO GOATS BY BELIEF, AND TARES CANNOT TURN INTO WHEAT.

Matthew 13, Wheat is sown as seeds by God and Tares are sown as seeds by the ‘enemy’. According to Yahweh God’s Law, each reproduces “After His Kind”. They grow together and are separated unchanged at the harvest time. Jude 19 and Rom. 8:15. A person cannot change his genetic origin. Yet Churches will, or will not, to believe about the “known” and the “foreknown”.

 

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