Saul of Tarsus

Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
Philippians 3: 4 - 6

The blood of mankind is a sinful blood, and creates a sinful life; we must be born again of the faith and of the blood of Jesus, which is to be born of the Spirit.

All Jewish people should be taught to turn their eyes toward Saul of Tarsus (Paul), a New Testament Abraham. Paul, before he was called of God through Jesus Christ, was a typical Jew: a blasphemer, a persecutor, and injurious to the gospel of Christ. Obtaining direct mercy from Jesus on his way to Damascus, he became the chief (the head) over sinners, a pattern to them who should thereafter believe on Him (Christ) unto life everlasting.

I believe that no one (Jews included) can get a better description, teaching or vision of Jesus, who is the Christ, the end of the law, the grand finale, and the end of God’s respect to all nations, tribes (circumcised or not), barbarian, Jew, Scythian, bond or free. Christ is all, and in all. The letters of Paul, this great Jew of the stock of Israel, the tribe of Benjamin and an Hebrew of the Hebrews, as touching the law, a Pharisee, portray the first covenant which was made old, along with the portrait of the New Covenant. God promised that the seed of Abraham was to be great, and that is what He did in Jesus Christ. The Jews were disappointed because God went outside of Israel to accomplish his promise. It started with John the Baptist, who had a foreign name, and continued with Jesus who taught in the synagogues that no prophet is accepted in his own country. “But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. Luke 4: 25 - 29. Once again, they did not want to accept the teachings of Jesus, and they did not want to change their own way of righteousness to the true righteousness in Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God.

We must recognize that the blood of our mother (sin blood) will never grant us access into the household of God, regardless of what blood we claim to have. Sin is sin, and whatever is of sin cannot belong to God.

King Saul was God’s anointed, yet because of sin (disobedience), God drove him to his death while he was yet looking for someone to thrust his own sword into his belly. He could not suffer to know that he no longer belonged to God. When God withdraws his Spirit from someone or from a nation, it is final. All there is left to do is to fall on your own sword.

Israel and the Jewish people have not been cut off from God. They are just like the rest of the world. “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1: 11 - 13. Regardless of what blood you are born with, or how much you say you believe in God, it is well described in these verses that you are not born of God and that you can never be of his unless you are of Jesus’ blood! Not the blood that Mary gave Him, nor the blood which flowed through his veins, but the spiritual blood, the Holy Ghost blood, the promises of God blood, the faith blood, the word of God blood, the blood which Jesus Himself said you must drink. “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.” John 6: 53 - 56. This is the blood that is needed by all men and woman world wide, so that God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, will accept them unto Himself.

The words found in the New Testament of the King James Bible will supply any human being who wants to convert and to be born of the Spirit. The blood of the New Testament, of which only the Holy Ghost is the carrier, will make you the only creation who God will call a son or a daughter.

Jesus said in John 14 verse 21, “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” This is the only type of person who can be loved of the Father.

Abraham was not the lamb of God for sin sacrifices. David was not the lamb of God for sin sacrifices. Mary was not the lamb of God for sin sacrifices. Paul told the Jews, “...It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.” Acts 13:46.

However, whosoever will, can still get in the word of God to link to God’s faith, and to become by the blood of Jesus a new and true creation of God, if you care to save yourself from God’s wrath and eternal damnation, for God is a consuming fire.

Pastor Claude A. Gagnon with the Truth in Christ.