Frequently Asked Questions:
Who are the Israelites?
To whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of ALHYM and the promises; whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh HaMashiach came, who is over all, ALHYM blessed forever. Romans 9:4-5
Whom fit the curses written in Deuteronomy 28:15-68
Did YHWH cast away his people (the Israelites)? No!
I say then, have ALHYM cast away his people? NO! ALHYM has not cast away his people which before knew him. Romans 11:1-2
Thus saith YHWH, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; YHWH of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me forever. Jeremiah 31:35-37
I will never break my covenant with you. Judges 2:1
Why did YHWH choose the Israelites?
YHWH did not set his love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because YHWH loves you, and because he would keep the oath which he swore to your fathers, YHWH has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Therefore, know that YHWH your ALHYM, he is ALHYM, the faithful ALHYM who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love him and keep his commandments.
Who are the fathers that YHWH made an oath (covenant) with?
Abraham Genesis 15:18; 17:1-10
Isaac Genesis 17:19-21
Jacob Genesis 28:3-4,13-15
Are the Israelites bound by the law?
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Who is YHWH first born son? Israel
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, thus saith YHWH, Israel is my firstborn son: and I say unto thee, let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn. Exodus 4:22-23
Who was HaMashiach sent for? Israel
I am not sent BUT unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 15:24
Go NOT into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 10:5-6
Can the gentiles be grafted in? Yes
For I speak to you Gentiles, in as much as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh (meaning the nation of Israel), and might save some of them. For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, the branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not high-minded, but fear: For if ALHYM spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of ALHYM: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for ALHYM is able to graft them in again. Romans 11:13-23
What do the gentiles and the other nations (strangers) have to do to be grafted in?
Thus, saith YHWH, keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to YHWH, speak, saying, YHWH hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus saith YHWH unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to YHWH, to serve him, and to love the name of YHWH, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. YHWH ALHYM, which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him. Isaiah 56:1-8
Was Paul an Israelite? Yes
Paul was asked does he speak Greek, his responds was:
But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people. Acts 21:39
And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying, Acts 21:40
Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you. Acts 22:1
(And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,) Acts 22:2
I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward ALHYM, as ye all are this day. Acts 22:3
I say then, Hath ALHYM cast away his people? ALHYM forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. Romans 11:1
Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I. 2 Corinthians 11:22
Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee. Philippians 3:5
Was HaMashiach an Israelite? Yes
And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. Matthew. 2:23
For it is evident that HaMashiach sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. Hebrews 7:14
Was Barnabas an Israelites? Yes
And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus. Acts 4:36
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In order for you to share the love of the Creator, our mission is to help uplift and inspire you to discover who YHWH is. We at the A.O.T.W. are not affiliated with any militant or radical groups that may seem to have similarities in the name or teachings. We only look to share the word of YHWH with LOVE and humility. We are not seeking political gain, we are not associated with any Black Hebrew Israelite camps, and we are not associated with any Black Identity Extremists. It gives us great pleasure to share his word in peace and know that YHWH will love those who love him (Isaiah 56:6-7). For it is written that many nations shall join unto him (Zechariah 2:11). Each week, we join with different generations and backgrounds to live and love in unity.
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