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A Covenanted People

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"And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you." (Genesis 17:7)

"And who is like Your people, like Israel, the one nation on the earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for Himself a name-- and to do for Youself great and awesome deeds for Your land... For You have made Your people Israel Your very own people forever; and You, LORD, have become their God.

Taking God at His Word

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By Susan Jones

Genesis 15:17-18:

When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch appeared and passed between the pieces (of the sacrifice). On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates... Genesis 12:3:

I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse...

His People

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The Jews, "the children of the promise" (Romans 9:7-9) are the physical descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob, and are the people God calls His chosen: Deuteronomy 14:2; 2 Samuel 7:24; Psalm 33:12; Psalm 135:4

The Jews are not God's chosen people through any merit of their own, but because He loves them as a nation: Deuteronomy 7:7-8

Like us gentiles, the Jews are sinners in need of redemption.

2009 Feast of Tabernacles report

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By Stan Goodenough

And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever. And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.