Understanding Holy Nation

Abba Father, King of Kings and Lord of lords. Christ Jesus: Colossians 1:15

A kingdom is synonymous with a nation. King: Christ Jesus, Territory: The earth, Subjects: Any who are born anew and freely profess His name, Law/Teachings: Holy Scriptures Old and New Testaments.

Christ followers are called to be a separate nation within the nations whose very existence testifies of the excellencies of the King who rules over us. Christians should be strikingly distinguishable from other people (not by outward appearance only).

Christ Jesus’ new covenant re-established His Holy Nation that first began in the Old Testament:

Holy Nation is a Biblical Metanarrative– an overarching account or interpretation of events and circumstances that provides a pattern or structure for people’s beliefs and gives meaning to their experiences: “traditional religions provide stories that deliver a metanarrative about how we should live our lives.”

“Admission to the kingdom of God is never by the proud prerogative of race, status, nation, class, or gender. It is certainly not by heredity! All who enter the kingdom of God must be born into it by the Spirit. This spiritual birth is an act of God. –James W. Tharp, Christian Renewal, Winter 2014

Life is sacred! Jesus’ Holy Nation has but one head and that is Christ. The mind that guides this organization and service is divine. Jesus’ Holy Nation is comprised of born again/anew persons as written in Holy Scripture. As God is Love, and Jesus walked on earth in love, so do the People of God live by love. Jesus’ Holy Nation’s practice is love. Jesus’ Holy Nation is NOT a political nation- it functions exclusively in the eternal Word of God. Jesus’s Holy Nation is NOT unequally yoked with unbelievers; secular people have a different agenda in life. Jesus’ Holy Nation People are exclusively Peacemakers, and, therefore, do not train for physical war. Following suit are some Palestinians. Jesus’ Holy Nation is in unity. As to His organization and church, man has had nothing whatever to do in shaping it in any way . . . All man has ever had to do with it was to accept it as it was made by the Lord himself. This church is perfectly organized even to detail governing the actions of all its members. Its appointed seasons of worship are all appointed. The ministry with all other gifts needed in its government and service is all provided for. It needs no manmade constitution, or by-laws, that are not given in the Bible.

“I refer, of course, not to any particular denominational body, but to the Church as the body of Christ: what the Apostle Peter called ‘the holy nation.’ –Against The Night- Living in the New Dark Ages, Chuck Colson; pg 134 

“The Kingdom of Christ is separate from the kingdoms of this world. They can never be presumed to be one and the same, no matter what rationalization we try to make. The two operate with two different operating systems.  The kingdom of this world centers on ‘ME,’ while the Kingdom of Christ centers on ‘HIM.’” … “The Kingdom of Christ is incompatible with a political system. Participation in politics by voting and/or holding office denies and confuses the two separate systems. Jesus simply said, ‘My Kingdom is not of this world.’” -Mennonite Holocaust Perpetrators?, Calvary Messenger Vol. 44 No. 3

The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the purposes of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His inheritance! -Psalm 33:11-12

“God calls people freely to offer him their obedience.  Nothing is gained by imposing patterns of ‘Christian’ behavior on human beings whose hearts have not been turned to the Lord.”  -Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920); Christian History & Biography Issue 94

and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.-1 Peter 1:4 NLT

Exhortation:  No human being- even churchgoers, ministers, priests, rabbis- have been granted the right to specify that certain humans are “qualified” to be claimed by God. There is a Spiritual Nation governed by God himself. This spiritual nation exists both now, in this present world, and in the heavenly realm, in the life to come. The earthly geographical location, and the racial origin of the inhabitants of God’s spiritual nation do not matter at all! “Membership” in a specific denominational church does not open the gate to this nation. Human will and effort do not bring about admission into God’s spiritual nation.

God’s diverse family in love and unity worldwide! Holy Nation is made up by individuals who profess with their mouth the testimony of Jesus, and live for Christ Jesus, Yeshua.

“The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the purposes of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His inheritance!” -Psalm 33:11-12

Jesus is Higher Education: “And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their lands and territories.”Acts 17:26 Amplified Bible
Jesus says take no oaths Repent and nullify having taken the Freemason’s Freeman’s Secular Oath
Holy Nation is a Kingdom Without Borders
Holy Nation is God’s story. All people’s life story relates and integrates into the Holy Scripture! Whether you be evil or good, sinner or righteous, a non-believer, or Believer, you are absolutely in God’s story. Jesus is Theocracy!

Many people in error divide Christianity into Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox. Jesus makes clear that the faith and religion He brings is One God, One Faith!

You must also come to understand spiritual entities in the battle of good and evil: The main difference between state and nation is that state is a manmade political and legal entity controlling a specific territory, whereas nation (ethnos) means a distinct people group. Jesus’ Holy Nation is God’s creation not man’s! Eternal Christ Jesus will make State a derision. e.g. Vermont State. Holy Nation people are of a higher standard than secularists.

“However arrogant the world, Jesus Christ is King. There’s nothing anybody can do about it. Psalm 2 says ‘Why do the heathen rage? I have set my King upon my holy hill of Zion’. They may revolt, but His kingship and throne will never be moved. Democracy decreed Christ’s death but not His Kingship. ‘He IS Lord’. Some mistakenly assume Christians gain control of the cities and the nations, ‘binding their kings in chains’, so that Christ can take over. But we don’t organize the Kingdom of God and then invite Christ to rule. Only God the Father will do that. (Ps.2, Hebrews 1:13). The world wasn’t ready the first time, and won’t be ready the next time, but He will come just the same. He offers us the privilege of being in His kingdom. ‘Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” There will be a crowning day for those who live for Christ. (2 Timothy 4:8) He will crown them, but they will never crown Him. God’s richest blessings.” REINHARD BONNKE 

Torah and the translation of the word Torah are greatly misunderstood by Christians. … Torah means teaching or instruction, not law. Please make a conscious effort to erase what you have heard about ‘LAW’ in biblical teachings. … The Torah judge does not sit on a bench as an inquisitor, nor as a symbol of governmental powers, he sits on his tribunal as a teacher, as one to whom has been given the privilege of interpreting in human terms God’s will and God’s word. … The Jewish legal system functioned without any coercion [government by force];  it could not exercise any physical or penal sanctions. There were no prisons alongside the academies or the synagogues where the Jewish tribunal would convene. There was neither policemen nor bailiffs prepared to carry out the orders of the court. The judge sat completely disarmed. He had nothing, not any powers- except for reverence of Torah and the conscience of the people. Jewish law addressed itself to developing the character of the people, to refining individuals as human personalities, to replacing the lack of external force with the presence of inner sanctity. The law was obeyed not because there were jails, but because a people inwardly accepted it and its decisions. Consequently, its decisions and decrees were carried out with a fidelity and dispatch that no penal system ever inspired. Further the law was obeyed because the people realized and accepted that it was righteous, humane, considerate, and motivated by love of God and total surrender of vanity and self-interest to the principles of His teaching of the inviolate nature of Tzedek- true teaching of God’s justice.” -Scripture taken from The One New Man Bible, copyright 2011 William J. Morford. Used by permission of True Potential Publishing, Inc

Jesus said,My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” -John 18:36

The LORD is righteous; He has cut me from the cords of the wicked.-Psalm 129:4

“And since our religion is not merely about individuals reaching up to God but rather of a nation bringing God down to Earth, the sanctuary must be made by the whole nation, va’asu.” -Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, The International Jerusalem Post, Feb. 1-7, 2008

“The Jewish people gave to us the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The prophets, Elijah, Daniel, Zechariah, etc—not a Baptist in the bunch. Every word in your Bible was written by Jewish hands. The first family of Christianity, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus, were Jewish. Jesus Christ, a Jewish rabbi from Nazareth, made this statement: “Salvation is of the Jews.” The point is this: If you take away the Jewish contribution to Christianity, there would be no Christianity.” STANDING With ISRAEL, David Brog

“The Gospel had leaped over national bounds to a people who in the judgment of the Jews were not the recipients of God’s blessings. The following questions may have arisen: Should not the new faith in Jesus Christ be kept within national bounds? On what grounds could non-Jews be sharer in the Jerusalem-centered Pentecost? The Jewish Christians [Messianic Jews] had no blueprint for church extension beyond Jewry. Their viewpoint had not risen above the common Jewish idea of proselyting.” –The Holy Spirit and the Holy Life, Chester k. Lehman; © 1959; page 71

Avinu Prayer (Lord’s Prayer)

Praise to Our God 5 Concert – Hineh Lo Yanum (Behold He Who Keeps Israel) – YouTube

Gadol Adonai (Great is the Lord) – YouTube

Hebrew Praise And Worship Music – Praise YHWH in Worship! – YouTube

“God said to him, “Your name is Jacob, but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.” So he named him Israel.” -Genesis 35:10 Israel: ‘God Contended’, ‘Wrestles with God’, ‘Triumphant with God’

Come away from the cares and pressures of life and the sinful world around yourself and connect with our Lord Jesus, His Creation, and enjoy His Church family in an atmosphere that promotes Godliness and wholesome cooperation, kind attitudes, and valuable character for life.

“With the Holy Spirit indwelling both Jews and Gentiles, God created a unique nation within nations (1 Peter 2:1-10). This unique nation comprises individuals who have not only been born of flesh, but have been born from above (John 3). Unlike other nations, this unique nation has no ethnic or gender distinction (Galatians 3:28). It has no national boundaries. It manifests itself as the spiritual kingdom of God on earth. By faith, its citizens serve and worship the invisible and physically absent King [He will physically return to establish His universal kingdom on the earth.]” -Israel’s Glorius Future, Dr. Harold A. Sevener; page 34

We’ve a Story to Tell the Nations; H. Earnest Nichol, 1862-1928
The structure of evil

It is written: “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” –1 Corinthians 3:11   

“…as Christ is head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.” -Ephesians 5:23

“For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations” -Isaiah 56:7

“If our hope in Christ is for this life alone, we are to be pitied more than all men. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” -1 Corinthians 15:19-20

Unfailing love towards all people relationships is the foundation of Yeshua’s, Jesus’ Holy Nation. Yeshua, Jesus, Author of life, himself demonstrated perfect love on earth so that people today can use their freewill to do likewise. Understand and recognize destructive sin in the world today!

His servants are mostly outside of formal education, in which faith and love trump denominational and doctrinal stagnancy. The more men, women, and children love and understand one another, the closer they will come to the Divine LORD!

“Ever since its [Israel’s 1948] creation, there have been debates and disagreements about the nature of the state of Israel. Formally, it’s a secular democracy where Judaism is privileged; in reality, many orthodox Jews believe that Israel should be a theocratic state where Judaism is the supreme law of the land. Secular and orthodox Jews are at odds over the future of Israel and it’s uncertain what will happen.” -Learn Religion

Soul of America is Jesus Welded together as a theocratic nation; all have faith in Jesus, Yeshua; God’s Holy Word is everything!

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 15.1 “Everyone has the right to a nationality.” Article 18 “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. …” Article 4 “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”

Declaration of Holy Nation. “Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” -Exodus 9:1

The Authority of Christ Jesus

It is written: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord will accomplish this.”  -Isaiah 9:6, 7 Supremacy of Christ Jesus, Yeshua

“There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy.” -James 4:12 “Do not add to what I [the LORD] command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.” -Duet. 4:2

“And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?” -Deuteronomy 4:8

Modern politics has no place in Jesus’ Kingdom! “For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.” – 1 Corinthians 1:25 “Jesus called them (disciples) together and said, ‘You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. (Emphasis added) Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’” -Mark 10:42-45

Serve an invisible King? “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in various trials so that the proven character [genuineness] of your faith—more precious than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,” -1 Peter 1:6-8

[Jesus:] “If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” (Emphasis added) -John 14:7

“And He [Jesus, Yeshua] is able to save for all time those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede on their behalf.” -Hebrews 7:25

Holy Nation is God’s story

“And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?” -Deuteronomy 4:8