Who are the Set-
When Yahusha our Messiah gave His life for our sins He opened salvation for everyone on the earth. “Whosoever will” were His words. To come under the banner of Yisra’el and the chosen people, the nations of the earth were to obey the Father, forsake their pagan gods and pagan ways, to repent of their sins, be immersed in the Name of Yahusha the Messiah, and receive the gift of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit). After obeying His instructions He will write the Torah on their hearts and they are thus grafted in to the House of Yisrael and enjoy all the privileges and benefits of knowing their Creator. Yahusha died for all people individually in this world, and as the way out of the Creator’s favour was brought about by disobedience, so the return to His favour is through obedience to His instructions.
Shemoth (Exodus) 19: 5, 6 “And now, if you diligently obey My voice, and shall guard My covenant, then you shall be My treasured possession above all the peoples -
Bereshith (Genesis) 11: 1 -
Moses speaks to the children of Yisrael about Abraham’s seed being blessed -
Debarim (Deut) 4: 5 -
Debarim (Deuteronomy) 7: 6, 7 “For you are a set-
8, 9 but because of Yahuah loving you, and because of Him guarding the oath which He swore to your fathers, Yahuah has brought you out with a strong hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim (Egypt)”. And you shall know that Yahuah your Elohim, He is Elohim, the trustworthy El guarding covenant and kindness for a thousand generations with those who love Him, and those who guard His commandments”.
Debarim 14: 1, 2 “You are the children of Yahuah your Elohim. Do not cut yourselves nor shave the front of your head for the dead, for you are a set-
Debarim 26: 18, 19 “And Yahuah has caused you to proclaim today to be His people, a treasured possession, as He has spoken to you, and to guard all His commands, so as to set you high above all nations which He has made, for a praise, and for a name, and for esteem, and for you to be a set-
Debarim 28: 9 -
My People, My Chosen:
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 43: 20, 21 “The beast of the field esteems Me, the jackals and the ostriches, because I have given waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen, this people I have formed for Myself, let them relate My praise.”
Yeshayahu 45: 4 -
Yeshayahu 65: 9, 19 “And I shall bring forth a seed from Yaaqob, and from Yahudah an heir of My mountains. And My chosen ones shall inherit it, and My servants dwell there. And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the Valley of Akor a place for herds to lie down, for My people who have sought Me”
65: 22 -
Tehillim (Psalms) 89: 3 You said, “I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to My servant David: ‘I establish your seed forever, And shall build up your throne to all generations’.”
Psalm 147: 19, 20 “Declaring His word to Ya’aqob, His laws and right-
Amos 3: 1, 2 Hear this word that Yahuah has spoken against you, O children of Yisrael, against the entire clan which you brought up from the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt) saying, “You alone have I known of all the clans of the earth, therefore I punish you for all your crookednesses”.
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 13: 11 “For as the girdle clings to the loins of a man, so I have caused all the house of Yisrael and all the house of Yahudah to cling to Me to become Mine, for a people and for a name, and for a praise, and for an adorning’, says Yahuah.
1 Dibre haYamim (1 Chron.) 17: 21, 22 King David speaking “And who is like Your people Yisrael, the one nation on the earth whom Elohim went to redeem for Himself as a people; to make for Yourself a great and awesome Name, by driving out nations from before Your people whom You redeemed from Mitsrayim? For You appointed Your people Yisrael to be Your own people forever. And you Yahuah, have become their Elohim.”
1 Kepha (Peter) 2: 9, 10 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a set-
Psalms 147: 19, 20 He has revealed His word to Ya’acob, His laws and decrees to Yisrael. He has done this for no other nation. They do not know His Torah.
Matthew 15:24 And Yahusha said “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the House of Yisrael”.
It is clear from all of the abovementioned verses from Scripture that there was a “chosen nation” of people set-
Those individuals who stand before Yahuah having obeyed His instructions for life as written in the Scripture will be saved and go into eternal life regardless of race, colour, country of origin, or any other difference. The common denominator is obedience to His Word.
Please read on to the second part of this study “Who are the Gentiles?”
Neville and June Shaw