Bloody Affair

So he let him alone. It was then that she said, “A bridegroom of blood,” because of the circumcision. – Exodus 4:26

I wanted to retract what I said in the last post because I thought I was incorrect in asserting that we [Christians] are true Jewish people and that we are the new Israel (formerly Jacob, lost in our sins). However, I have found more evidence in scripture to point to that we all have the promises of a Jew and Abraham through Jesus Christ. We “are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise” (Gal. 3:29 ESV; Gal. 3:14). The covenant of Abraham with God was a bloody one and required circumcision of the flesh, but now we have a new covenant [faith in Jesus] that requires the same ‘bloody’ sign, the circumcision of the heart (Gen. 17:10; Rom. 2:28). This circumcision of the heart makes all believers of Jesus as Christ a real Jew (Rom. 2:29). We are supposed to be kind to Israel and Jewish people, but aren’t we supposed to be kind to everyone (Mark 12:31)? Why should we respect the “Israel” nation more than our next door neighbor or the homeless person that we walk by downtown (Luke 10:29-37)? We are not to be partial in any way, just as God is not partial (Rom. 2:11). Therefore, all who believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior are covered in his blood (1 John 1:7; Rev. 1:5). Jesus Christ is our Bridegroom (Mat. 9:15; John 3:29). We are clothed in blood, which are [garments], our clothes of salvation (Isa. 61:10). Yet, again, it is all about Jesus! Jesus’ blood unites the human race through his blood. There is no black, white, Indian, Arabic, Chinese, or Russian anymore through Jesus Christ. One blood, one baptism, one Spirit (Eph. 4:5). Praise God over all.

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