In the 8th Chapter of John, the Jews tried to lay claim to being the Israelites of the Bible. I'd like to share some of that conversation with you:John Winthrop! An original theorist of Manifest Destiny in America.....God has given us this land.....and told us to get rid of the people who happen to be living here......same old, same old!
"33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."
We start out with these Scribes and Pharisees (calling themselves "Jews") claiming the Bible's birthright, but they made a fatal mistake at this point. They traced their lineage back to Abraham and then said they had never been in bondage to any man. They outed themselves right there. The Israelites had been in bondage for over 400 years!!! In verse 37 Jesus acknowledged that they were of Abraham's seed, but in verse 38 Jesus is talking about two fathers. The Scribes and Pharisees did things with their father and Jesus had a different experience with HIS father.
Still they would claim to be descendants of Abraham. But, Jesus tells these people straight out that if they were Abraham's seed, they would do the works that Abraham was commissioned to do. And he then exposes them in verse 44. The rest of the story goes like this:
Judah married a Canaanite of which God had forbade his people to do. And so Judah had Canaanite offspring (see Genesis 38 : 2.) From that moment, forward those people tried to steal the birthright and claim the promises of God. But, they were not and are not biblical Israelites.
The descendants of the people who came here in the 1600s and went on to become the posterity of the framers built the greatest nation in the annals of history. They would feed more poor people and send out more missionaries than all other nations combined. They would send more soldiers to fight in wars to protect lives and guarantee Liberty than all other countries combined. They became the world's mightiest fighting force, eclipsing even the Roman Empire in record time. The United States would do more in 200 years than the Roman Empire did in a thousand years.
When PBS did their award winning documentary about the civil rights take-over of America and blacks displacing the founders, they called it "Eyes on the Prize." Yes, we know what the "prize" is. Instinctively, most people know there is something special about the United States. And while the rest of the world is envious of this country, they will also extend the luxury of other countries being run by one group of people, but not the United States. Despite the good they do, they are not afforded the luxury of a belief in Manifest Destiny - even when it proved true. But, you are right, it's been the same old, same old. I, like previous generations, feel that this country is gearing up for the war to end all wars. This time, the technology is there and the ability for man to destroy the entire planet exists.
God's people are not white supremacists because they want their own homeland. The people who are attuned to the truth do not want to lord over other people. They are servants of God to help them and be of assistance, but they are also held to a high standard - just because that includes preserving, protecting, and advancement of a culture does not diminish the value of any other culture. We are entitled to our own culture; we are entitled to our own homeland... the same as any other culture that proclaims same (and I can name several.)
Yep. You've heard it all before, but NO nation has accomplished what the biblical Israelites have - and America just happens to be the regathering spot.