” In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” Genesis 22.18. This promise was spoken to Abraham before the Law and The Prophets.
“In your seed” was speaking of Christ according to Galatians 3.16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,”[a] who is Christ” Seed is singular in context and not plural. Meaning one, not many. It was not speaking of the Jewish people but of Christ. Christ is the deliverer of blessings.
Were the Jews ever singled out as the recipients of the promises of God? No. The chain of inheritance goes like this…
Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.”[d] 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.” Paul who authored that paragraph was making the point that the Jews are not the recipients. All who accept the invitation into the Kingdom are. It was the Jewish law age ended. Now the gospel is preached and all are entering “. The recipients and the objective of the gospel is the gentiles as all nations as seen here in Galatians 3 ” And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand (before Jewish Law), saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” 7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham”.
It is the Jews associated with the law, the prophets, the feasts, the sacrifices and their city who remain in the sin based society that produces condemnation and death of accusations of the things written on the 2 tablets of stone who cannot have this. They stand jn opposition to faith. That is why Paul said he wished he was accursed for the sake of His culture because they were rejected.
Even too with the scripture that says “Those Who bless you shall be blessed and those who curse you shall be cursed” was speaking of the promise to the gentiles because the culture of the law through Moses had not yet been introduced. The promise was speaking
of the Son of God, and those born from Him, “not by the will of men, but of the spirit”. Born from above and not a culture called the Jews on Earth. Scripture is about the Son of God and not the Jew. The volume of the book was written of Him.
So then the Jews are not the recipients of the things of God but The Son is. And those of us who know this are “in Christ”. We who are hidden “in Christ” see the things hidden here and we look at the re-creation of Gods things of the earth and we see the imposter. Someone has stolen the things of God and called them their own. It is not enough that the Jews of old resisted the Holy Spirit while they had the old covenant articles, but today the imposter takes on no real likeness except to capture the innocent and spiritually dead.
You see “There is no longer Jew nor Greek, there is no longer slave nor free, there is no longer male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” All nationalities (gentiles) have equal access to “The Kingdom at hand” in Christ. There is no preference for the old or modern Jew. This is the New Covenant different from the old. “God is no respector of persons”. Jews have no special priveleges or preferential treatment. Because “those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.” These who are born of the spirit.(Romans 9) and “in Christ are all the promises of God are yes and amen” they have their fulfillment in Christ and not Israel on earth. And again from 1 Corinthians 12 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free”. Christ is our New Creation and not manifest the old covenant way.
The people of god defined as “Israel” were given to walk out on planet earth over and over visibly mimicks of eternal realities complete in the heavens for our learning.
Even as God says in Exodus 4:22 that “Israel is my firstborn son”. But was Israel God’s firstborn son? No Christ is “the only begotten of the Father”. Israel was only given as a picture. It was a physical representation of invisible realities to help us understand the things that are Invisible “in Christ “. Even as Paul said in First Corinthians 12 of Israel mirroring the body of Christ. But just as Israel was never really the son of God but used as a picture, so too it wasn’t the body of Christ but was imagery for us to grow in our understanding.
Christ is our Head and we the believers are His body. We are “living stones” from all nations. He is “The Chief Cornerstone” that we are assembled to. We do not wait for another Israel or another Jesus or some rapture to accomplish this. Our inheritance is “eternal in the Heavens”.
So “in your seed all the nations of the Earth shall be blessed” was not a Jewish thing has shown true because before the “Throne of God are people “of every language tribe and tongue”. None had precedence over the others. There are no Jews between God and man, just Christ. Not the 2nd coming Christ but “The Lamb of God” as referring to His last great saving act. The cross is the act that wualifies Him. And for that reason He is the only mediator, the only go between and link to God is Christ. Everyone must enter the Kingdom of Heaven through Christ by Faith to access “The Kingdom of God at hand”. Our equal footing is faith in His Son. As Christ is lifted up in this way He will draw all people to Himself.
Christ is the Israel of God. The Israel of old was to mimick the new. The Israel of today is the impersonator using things fulfilled In Christ “. They resurrect the old by a different spirit. “Whose coming is according to satan with all lying signs and wonders”. A mimicker, a wannabe and a look alike.
Even as Paul said he wished he was accursed for his Jewish friends who were cut off from God “that they may be saved”. He went on to say of the Jews in Romans 9 that “ those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.” And once again the seed is singular in the Son and passed on the gentiles, meaning all nations and not just the Jews. God blesses the New who enters by faith too. They become another nation in the collection of the gentiles. “All nations”
Paul also said “ For in Christ neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation. (Thr New Covenant Israel, Mother of us all Gal 4.26) And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.” (Galatians 6) Showing here the true people of God are the renewed in spirit and not a physical thing at all.
The Israel of God, meaning the people of God are the new creation of God who “Old things have past away, all things become new”. Past tense, having happened, eternal in the Heavens. Yes all the law, the prophets and all the Old covenant practices, people, procedures and places have expired and past away. They were fulfilled. All the law and the prophets were till Christ. He is “the new and living”. The old way is paved over as useless and unprofitable. Do we them make void the old law? No. We establish it. We stand on it. It is done. It is the firm foundation in Christ we stand on. He is our ewual footing. “Whoever believes “in Him” will not be put to shame, not earthen Israel. “He came to His own but they did not receive Him, but to as many as receive Him? To them He gave power to become His Children. Not born of man but of God.
Paul in Romans has these words to say of the people of God “For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; 29 but he is a (true) Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.
The New Covenant Kingdom does not have a front door for the Jew in the side door for other believers. Everyone who is in Christ has equal access and we are the true Jew of the circumcision of the heart. Christ is the gate and we go in through him in find pasture
The Kingdom of God is at hand.