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To the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by Ligurian, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. Ligurian

    Ligurian mons Silurus

    United States
    To the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel

    Genesis 15:18 In that day the Lord made a Covenant with Abram, saying, To thy seed I will give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates.

    Genesis 17:9-14 And God said to Abraam, Thou also shalt fully keep My Covenant, thou and thy seed after thee for their generations. And this is the Covenant which thou shalt fully keep between Me and you, and between thy seed after thee for their generations; every male of you shall be circumcised.LXX

    Exodus 12:21-27 And Moses called all the elders of the children of Israel, and said to them, Go away and take to yourselves a lamb according to your kindreds, and slay the passover. 22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and having dipped it into some of the blood that is by the door, ye shall touch the lintel, and shall put it upon both door-posts, even of the blood which is by the door; but ye shall not go out every one from the door of his house till the morning. ... 26 And it shall come to pass, if your sons say to you, What is this service? 27 that ye shall say to them, "This passover is a sacrifice to the Lord, as He defended the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when He smote the Egyptians, but delivered our houses."LXX

    John 19:28-30 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. 29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put [it] upon hyssop, and put [it] to His mouth. 30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, It is finished: and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost.

    Deuteronomy 4:12-13 And the Lord spoke to you out of the midst of the fire a voice of words, which ye heard: and ye saw no likeness, only ye heard a voice. 13 And He announced to you His Covenant, which He Commanded you to keep, even the Ten Commandments; and He wrote them on two tables of stone.LXX

    Exodus 24:8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the Covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.

    Matthew 26:26-28 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed [it], and brake [it], and gave [it] to the Disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body. And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave [it] to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is My blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

    Psalms 89:30-35 If his children should forsake My law, and walk not in My judgments; 31 if they should profane My ordinances, and not keep My Commandments; 32 I will visit their transgressions with a rod, and their sins with scourges. 33 But My mercy I will not utterly remove from him, nor wrong My truth. 34 Neither will I by any means profane My Covenant; and I will not make void the things that proceed out of My lips. 35 Once have I sworn by My holiness, that I will not lie to David.

    Matthew 10:5 These Twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

    1 Peter 1:23-25 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 24 For all flesh [is] as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by this Gospel is preached unto you. (Isaiah 40:3-8, John 1:23)
    This Gospel of the Kingdom: Psalms 145:13, 2 Samuel 7:12, 1 Chronicles 22:10, Psalms 45:6-8, Isaiah 9:6-7, Daniel 2:44, etc. ad infinitum.

    James 1:18 Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. John 12:44-50, John 14:15-17, Revelation 14:4

    Isaiah 24:4-5 The Earth mourns, and the world is ruined, the lofty ones of the Earth are mourning. And she has sinned by reason of her inhabitants; because they have transgressed the Law, and changed the Ordinances, even the Everlasting Covenant.LXX

    Genesis 9:16 And My bow shall be in the cloud, and I will look to remember the Everlasting Covenant between Me and the Earth, and between every living soul in all flesh, which is upon the Earth.

    John 3:17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
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  3. Ligurian

    Ligurian mons Silurus

    United States
    Who are the Lost Sheep? and why are they lost?

    Jezekiel 34:1-31 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say to the shepherds,

    Thus saith the Lord God; O shepherds of Israel, do shepherds feed themselves? do not the shepherds feed the sheep? 3 Behold, ye feed on the milk, and clothe yourselves with the wool, and slay the fat: but ye feed not My sheep. 4 The weak one ye have not strengthened, and the sick ye have not cherished, and the bruised ye have not bound up, and the stray one ye have not turned back, and the lost ye have not sought; and the strong ye have wearied with labour. 5 And My sheep were scattered, because there were no shepherds: and they became meat to all the wild beasts of the field. 6 And My sheep were scattered on every mountain, and on every high hill: yea, they were scattered on the face of the earth, and there was none to seek them out, nor to bring them back.

    7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord. 8 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely because My sheep became a prey, and My sheep became meat to all the wild beasts of the field, because there were no shepherds, and the shepherds sought not out My sheep, and the shepherds fed themselves, but fed not My sheep. 9 For this cause, O shepherds, 10 thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require My sheep at their hands, and will turn them back that they shall not feed My sheep, and the shepherds shall no longer feed them; and I will deliver My sheep out of their mouth, and they shall no longer be meat for them.

    11 For thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will seek out My sheep, and will visit them. 12 As the shepherd seeks his flock, in the day when there is darkness and cloud, in the midst of the sheep that are separated: so will I seek out My sheep, and will bring them back from every place where they were scattered in the day of cloud and darkness. 13 And I will bring them out from the Gentiles, and will gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land, and will feed them upon the mountains of Israel, and in the valleys, and in every inhabited place of the land. 14 I will feed them in a good pasture, on a high mountain of Israel: and their folds shall be there, and they shall lie down, and there shall they rest in perfect prosperity, and they shall feed in a fat pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed My sheep, and I will cause them to rest; and they shall know that I am the Lord: thus saith the Lord God. 16 I will seek that which is lost, and I will recover the stray one, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen the fainting, and will guard the strong, and will feed them with judgment.

    17 And as for you, ye sheep, thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will distinguish between sheep and sheep, between rams and he-goats. 18 And is it not enough for you that ye fed on the good pasture, that ye trampled with your feet the remnant of your pasture? and that ye drank the standing water, that ye disturbed the residue with your feet? 19 So My sheep fed on that which ye had trampled with your feet; and they drank the water that had been disturbed by your feet.

    20 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will separate between the strong sheep and the weak sheep. 21 Ye did thrust with your sides and shoulders, and pushed with your horns, and ye cruelly treated all the sick. 22 Therefore I will save My sheep, and they shall not be any more for a prey; and will judge between ram and ram.

    23 And I will raise up one shepherd over them, and he shall tend them, even My servant David, and he shall be their shepherd; 24 and I the Lord will be to them a God, and David a prince in the midst of them; I the Lord have spoken it. 25 And I will make with David a Covenant of peace and I will utterly destroy evil beasts from off the land; and they shall dwell in the wilderness, and sleep in the forests. 26 And I will settle them round about My mountain; and I will give you the rain, the rain of blessing. 27 And the trees that are in the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield her strength, and they shall dwell in the confidence of peace on their land, and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken their yoke; and I will deliver them out of the hand of those that enslaved them. 28 And they shall no more be a spoil to the nations, and the wild beasts of the land shall no more at all devour them; and they shall dwell safely, and there shall be none to make them afraid. 29 And I will raise up for them a plant of peace, and they shall no more perish with hunger upon the land, and they shall no more bear the reproach of the nations.

    30 And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, and they My people. O house of Israel, saith the Lord God, 31 ye are My sheep, even the sheep of My flock, and I am the Lord your God, saith the Lord God.LXX
  4. Ligurian

    Ligurian mons Silurus

    United States
    Zechariah 10:7-12 And I will tend the flock of slaughter in the land of Chanaan: and I will take for Myself two rods; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Line; and I will tend the flock. 8 And I will cut off three shepherds in one month; and My soul shall grieve over them, for their souls cried out against Me. 9 And I said, I will not tend you: that which dies, let it die; and that which falls off, let it fall off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of his neighbour.

    10 And I will take My beautiful staff, and cast it away, that I may break My Covenant which I made with all the people. 11 And it shall be broken in that day; and the Chananites, the sheep that are kept for Me, shall know that it is the word of the Lord. 12 And I will say to them, If it be good in your eyes, give Me My price, or refuse it. And they weighed for My price thirty pieces of silver. 13 And the Lord said to Me, Drop them into the furnace, and I will see if it is good metal, as I was proved for their sakes. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them into the furnace in the house of the Lord. 14 And I cast away My second rod, even Line, that I might break the possession between Juda and Israel.

    15 And the Lord said to me, Take yet to thee shepherd's implements belonging to an unskillful shepherd. 16 For, behold, I will raise up a shepherd against the land: he shall not visit that which is perishing, and he shall not seek that which is scattered, and he shall not heal that which is bruised, nor guide that which is whole: but he shall devour the flesh of the choice ones, and shall dislocate the joints of their necks. 17 Alas for the vain shepherds that have forsaken the sheep! the sword shall be upon the arms of such a one, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be completely withered, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.LXX
  5. Ligurian

    Ligurian mons Silurus

    United States
    Jeremiah 23:1-8 Woe to the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of their pasture! 2 Therefore thus saith the Lord against them that tend My people; Ye have scattered My sheep, and driven them out, and ye have not visited them: behold, I will take vengeance upon you according to your evil practices. 3 And I will gather in the remnant of My people in every land, whither I have driven them out, and will set them in their pasture; and they shall increase and be multiplied. 4 And I will raise up shepherds to them, who shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be alarmed, saith the Lord. 5 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will raise up to David a righteous branch, and a King shall reign and understand, and shall execute judgment and righteousness on the earth. 6 In His days both Juda shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell securely: and this is His name, which the Lord shall call Him, Josedec among the prophets. 7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when they shall no more say, The Lord lives, who brought up the house of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 8 but The Lord lives, who has gathered the whole seed of Israel from the north land, and from all the countries whither He had driven them out, and has restored them into their own land.LXX