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Mystery of Israel
Racially-Nationally- Religiously Separate
It's time we UNDERSTAND THIS!
This nation Israel was GoD's NATION. But they were
a physical, not a spiritual nation.
Yet God gave them
HIS Church, as well as national government and religion.
GOD INTENDED TO KEEP THEM PHYSICALLY SEPARATE from
other nations-both nationally (racially) and reli–
giously.
For them to intermarry with other races would
result in two things: It would interbreed them into other
races, and mix them into other idolatrous religions!
The Israelites DID NOT OBEY GoD!
Much later, after the captivities of both Israel and
Judah, God sent a colony of Jews from the Judahite
slave population in Babylon back to Jerusalem under
Zerubbabel as governor of the colony, to build the
second Temple.
Among this colony were the prophets Ezra and
Nehemiah. Against God's command, the people of the
colony began to intermarry with Canaanites, Hittites,
Perizzites, Jebusites and other races, "so that the holy
seed [racially pure, for they had not the Holy Spirit]
have mingled themselves with the people of those
lands ..." (Ezra 9:2).
The prophet Ezra was ANGRY! He stood up before
the congregation and said: "Ye have transgressed, and
have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of
Israel. Now therefore ... separate yourselves from the
people of the land, and from the strange wives" (Ezra
10:10-11).
Jesus Christ was born of the tribe of Judah, and it
was necessary that HE be of the original pure racial
strain, even as Noah was.
BuT-nevertheless, the Old Covenant with Israel at
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