GOD of Israel of GOD — Part 5 — Israel the Redeemed of Yahweh

Say therefore to the people of Israel, “I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment.“ [Exodus 6:6] The Exodus from Egypt isContinue reading “GOD of Israel of GOD — Part 5 — Israel the Redeemed of Yahweh”

The GOD of Israel of GOD — Part 4 — Captive Israel

O Come, O Come Immanuel … and ransom captive Israel … that mourns in lonely exile here … until the Son of God appear. “Then fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the LORD,nor be dismayed, O Israel;for behold, I will save you from far away,and your offspring from the land of their captivity.Jacob shall returnContinue reading “The GOD of Israel of GOD — Part 4 — Captive Israel”

GOD of Israel of GOD —Part 3 — Israel the Ethnic Group

All the descendants of Jacob were seventy persons; Joseph was already in Egypt.6Then Joseph died, and all his brothers and all that generation. 7But the people of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them. [Exodus 1:5-7] Israel migrated into Egypt as a family,Continue reading “GOD of Israel of GOD —Part 3 — Israel the Ethnic Group”

GOD of Israel of GOD — Part 2 — Israel the Family

All the persons belonging to Jacob who came into Egypt, who were his own descendants, not including Jacob’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six persons in all. 27And the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two. All the persons of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt were seventy. Genesis 46:26-27 AfterContinue reading “GOD of Israel of GOD — Part 2 — Israel the Family”

GOD of ISRAEL of GOD — Part 1 — Israel the Patriarch

Israel can be viewed as a masterful mosaic through a variety of lenses in the Biblical narrative. Historical, geographical, genealogical, covenantal, spiritual, geopolitical, peculiar, and prophetic to name a few. Israel is called the “son” of God [Exodus 4:21-23], and yet at the same time Israel is depicted as the beautiful bride who one dayContinue reading “GOD of ISRAEL of GOD — Part 1 — Israel the Patriarch”

God of Israel of God — Introduction

They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. 5To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen [Romans 9:4-5] Israel. Who or what is Israel? IsContinue reading “God of Israel of God — Introduction”