December 22, 2016 SnyderTalk: Questions and Answers

“Yahweh has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.” (Psalm 103: 19)



Questions and Answers

Was Abraham Jewish?  No.  He was a Hebrew.

Was Isaac Jewish?  No.  He was a Hebrew.

Was Jacob Jewish?  No.  He was a Hebrew.

Yahweh changed Jacob’s name to Israel.

Jacob had 12 sons.  While the Children of Israel (i.e., Jacob’s family) were in Egypt, Jacob gave a double portion of his estate to Joseph.

Jacob’s estate included all the land that Yahweh promised to Abraham’s descendants through Isaac and Jacob.  That’s why we call Israel the Promised Land.

Moses led the Children of Israel out of Egypt.  Was Moses Jewish?  No.  He was a descendant of Levi.

When the Children of Israel settled in the Promised Land, it was divided into pieces—one piece for each of Jacob’s sons except Levi, but as I said, Joseph got a double portion.

Yahweh explained why Levi’s descendants didn’t have a portion in the Promised Land:

“Therefore, Levi does not have a portion or inheritance with his brothers; Yahweh is his inheritance….” (Deuteronomy 10: 9)

All of Jacob’s sons and their families are called the Children of Israel.  Judah was one of Jacob’s sons.  Judah’s descendants are called Jews.

Is all of Israel a Jewish state?  No.  It’s simply the State of Israel.

Jewish people have a legitimate claim on the Promised Land, and so do Jacob’s other descendants.  They are just as much a part of the Children of Israel as Judah’s descendants.

What happened?

The division between Israel and Judah dates back to the reign of King Rehoboam in Judah.  He was Solomon’s son. (See 2 Chronicles chapter 10.)

Yahweh was angry with Solomon for allowing and even encouraging the worship of false gods in Israel and in Jerusalem.  He swore to divide the nation, but He said that He wouldn’t do it until after Solomon died. (See 1 Kings chapter 11.)

Israel turned away from Yahweh, was conquered by the Assyrians, was taken captive, and eventually was dispersed throughout the world.  Judah turned away from Yahweh, too.  They were conquered by the Babylonians and exiled to Babylon.  After 70 years in exile, Judah returned to the Promised Land, but Israel remains dispersed.

From Rehoboam’s day to this, Israel and Judah have been divided, but Yahweh promised to reunite them. (See Ezekiel chapters 35-37.)

That’s about to happen.  No one and nothing can prevent it from happening.

By declaring that Israel is a Jewish state and forbidding the return of anyone who is not a descendant of Judah, the State of Israel today is an obstacle in Yahweh’s path.

What can Israeli political leaders do?

Accepting reality will be difficult for many Israeli political leaders, but they don’t have any choice.  They can’t stop Yahweh from doing exactly what He said He will do.

The first thing they need to do is broadcast their acceptance of Yahweh’s promises pertaining to Israel.  The next step will be to figure out how to implement a plan in Israel that is consistent with Yahweh’s promises.

There is precedent for this approach in the Scriptures.  King David wanted to build a Temple for Yahweh on Mount Moriah.  He accumulated the materials needed to build it, but Yahweh wouldn’t allow him to actually construct the Temple because he had blood on his hands.

Still, Yahweh honored David’s desire to build the Temple, and He told David that his son Solomon would build it.  In a nutshell, David’s heart was in the right place.

By broadcasting their desire to implement a plan for Israel that is consistent with Yahweh’s promises, Israeli political leaders will be demonstrating that their hearts are in the right place.  Yahweh will take it from there.  Don’t underestimate Him and His desire to do good for all the Children of Israel.

Bottom Line

Things must change, and they will change one way or another.  Yahweh will make sure of it because Judah is standing in the way of Yahweh fulfilling His promises.  That is not a good place to be.  No one should know that better than the Israeli people.

I’m not trying to be difficult or provocative.  I’m just giving you factual information.

Yahweh said it Himself.  Check it out.  It’s crystal clear.



“If My people who are called by My Name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7: 14)

Change that Yahweh calls “good” begins in the hearts of believers—people who are recognizable because they are different.

We are different because we belong to Him and are called by His Name.  We are Yahweh’s people, His followers.


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“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)

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