There is a people who may claim all of the promises of God. That people is Israel. We are told in Galatians 3:29, "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." So . . . who are the Hebrews? Listen and see.
Exodus 3:15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. 16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt: 17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey. 18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days'journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
Great Sermon! one of the best on sermon audio !
Thank you !
Ray Hoggard (2/17/2008)
from Paragould, Ar
Great Sermon! A wonderful sermon. I agree that it should be shouted from the house tops. This is a truth that I was blessed to see a few years ago, and now when I read the promises God made to the Hebrews, it means so much, when I realize those promises are to me!
Alastair Smith (2/10/2008)
from Stornoway, Scotland
A largely ignored and Distorted Truth I was first given to think about this issue after reading "Moses or Christ? Dispensationalism examined" by Charles D. Alexander. It is such a widely held view that the Jews (Israel of today) are still the chosen people of God. I tended to go along with it as a young Christian as i thought it was so widely held it must be true. But when i looked at the issue in scripture i saw that there is only ever been one Chosen people of God and that is those for whom Christ died. The people who are called out of every Nation, Kindred and tounge.
This was a great sermon Pastor Fortner thank you.
It is a shame that this Biblical truth is so ignored and undermined by the Church most of all.
A recommended read is "The Israel of God" by O. Palmer Robertson
"For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children." Galatians 4:25
Richie Rich (2/7/2008)
MARVELLOUS!!!! It is marvellous to hear Israel relates to his true church and NOT some land 1000's of miles away. All Israel is not of Israel!
A believer (12/2/2006)
Finally-Truth Finally, a preacher who has preached a biblically based and centered sermon on what makes a man or woman a child of God and of the promise.
Daniel M Lattieri (11/29/2006)
Great Sermon! Thank you Pastor Fortner for that eye opening sermon.
Don Fortner (1950-2020) pastored and faithfully declared the gospel of God's free grace in Christ at Grace Baptist Church of Danville Kentucky for over thirty years and was a widely published author, and conference speaker. Books and commentaries resulting from his prolific and...