Jesus was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel?
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New International Version
He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
New Living Translation
Then Jesus said to the woman, “I was sent only to help God’s lost sheep—the people of Israel.”
English Standard Version
He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
King James Bible
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
New King James Version
But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Matthew 15 NIV : The Faith of a Canaanite Woman
21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”
23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.
Hebrew 9 NIV
The Blood of Christ
11 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation.
12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.
14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, c so that we may serve the living God!
15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
16 In the case of a will, it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it,
17 because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living.
18 This is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood.
19 When Moses had proclaimed every command of the law to all the people, he took the blood of calves, together with water, scarlet wool and branches of hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people.
20 He said, “This is the blood of the covenant, which God has commanded you to keep.”
21 In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its ceremonies.
22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Reviewing Hebrew 9
Who replaces the high priest? Jesus!
He became the high priest of Israel.
You can review the role of the high priest ... who can only enter the Most Holy Place by means of blood of goats and calves.
- Jesus enter by his own blood!!
v15 - Christ became the mediator of a new covenent
- a new covenant means there was an old covenant
- were you EVER been in the old covenant - the one that 'god' made with Moses in the wilderness?
- NO! Your great great great great great .... grandfathers were possibly somewhere between India and Japan ... you were NEVER part of the old covenant. How then can you be in the new covenant? Dud!
Reflect on v19 - MOSES! MOSES! The conversation was between 'God of the bible' and Moses!
- nothing to do with you!!
- the people with Moses were the 12 tribes!
- 2 for Southern Kingdom, Judah (Benjamin and Judah - the Jews)
- 10 for the Northern Kingdom, Israel (who rebel against the south and set up their own temples (one at Dan and the other at Bethel worshiping the golden calve)!
The short summary is - Jesus came only for the 12 tribes of Israel, and to reconcile the North and the South!
The Jews have great hatred for the northern kingdom - see Ezra (add Nehemiah study also), not allowing non-Jews to build a new temple after the 70 years exile!
You don't have a personal relationship with Christ! We are but a tiny speck in the universe ... Save Soil, save our future generations!
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