SUPPOSE WE ARE ISRAEL,
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
by Inez H. Comparet
Taken From Your Heritage
Prepared into a PDF file by:
Clifton A. Emahiser’s Teaching Ministries
Plus Critical Notes
What would you say to me if you knew I had discovered that I was the heir to a vast estate, great wealth and responsibility? Instead of rejoicing in the great privilege and turning to the work with all its great issues, I simply said, “Well, what if I am the heir, what difference does it make?” I know what you would think, even if you didn’t say it.
Yet, when we show from the Bible and from history and archeology that the Anglo Saxon and kindred people are the modern day descendants of the house of Israel, to whom Yahweh has pledged with His oath so many great privileges and blessings, many say indifferently, “what difference does it make?” They want only personal salvation. Now the man who has the blessing of personal salvation is the recipient of a marvelous gift of Yahweh through Yahshua. This doesn’t warrant his despising and rejecting the other birthright, the birthright of race.
The Bible as given by Yahweh, is a complete whole, it stands or falls in one piece. It declares the whole counsel of Yahweh and it requires nothing short of the whole book to declare it, otherwise much of it would not have been written. It is not for man to go through the book sorting and picking, deciding what he wishes to accept and then say about the rest, “what difference does it make?” To do so is the height of presumption.
Yahweh in His wisdom, chose Israel to be used by Him in His great plan for the transformation of a lost world. He wrote a large portion of the Bible to tell us about Israel’s part in that plan. There was ample space allowed in the Bible for the presentation of the gospel to the individual. Yahweh wrote about 5/6ths of the Bible as His message to the nations. Related to almost every phrase of this revelation are the great nations of Israel, promised by Yahweh to Abraham.
Infidel critics are busy all the time knifing the scriptures, cutting out a bit here and a bit there. But, the “What difference does it make?” folks throw away 5/6ths of the Bible in one lump, 5/6ths of the Bible is a lot to scrap!
Actually, the Israel Identity truth is the key which opens up the Bible from the first promise made at the fall of Adam, until Yahshua delivers up the finished kingdom to Yahweh. It may be likened to a spiritual thread which runs through almost every chapter of Bible history, every doctrine, symbol, promise and covenant. The thread which when found, makes possible the unraveling of most of the mysteries of the Word. This is why the people who see the truth have declared the Bible to be a new book, consistent, harmonious and satisfying to mind and soul.
Centuries ago Yahweh made an unconditional, irrevocable covenant with Abraham, to increase and preserve his posterity throughout all generations. Now here we are, the many nations of Israel, right here on the planet after almost 4,000 years, doing the work that He said Israel would do. Psalm 105:8 promises, “He remembers His covenant forever, the word He has commanded to a thousand generations. The covenant He made with Abraham and His oath to Isaac. For He confirmed it to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an eternal covenant”.
The writers of the four gospels constantly call attention to Yahweh’s faithfulness to Abraham. The apostles gloried in it, but you say, “What difference does it make?”
It made quite a difference to Esau who despised his birthright of race. Afterwards, he found no place for repentance, though he sought it with tears. The birthright of race made quite a difference to Ishmael, the son of the bond woman Hagar. The birthright of race also made quite a difference to the sons of Keturah.
Suppose we are Israel, then we are the descendants of Abraham through Sarah, Isaac and Jacob. There is a world of difference in the blessings of race, country, enlightenment and opportunity bestowed upon the descendants of these people, than that which was bestowed upon the others. Does the fact that a man is saved eternally preclude the possibility of his appreciating the civil blessings which he enjoys under the Abrahamic covenant in these Israel countries? A short stay in the lands of the dictators would show the difference and be quite convincing.
In Isaiah 51:2 Yahweh says, “Harken unto me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek Yahweh: Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto Abraham your father and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone and blessed him and increased him”. You that follow after righteousness are certainly the Christians and we see that Yahweh wants them to see that they are Abraham’s seed.
In Genesis 17:7 Yahweh promises, “I will establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee”. Can it be possible that it means nothing to the believer to be chosen of Yahweh as an heir of that covenant, which in all of its ramifications Yahweh unfolds throughout the remainder of the scriptures?
Suppose we are Israel, then we are members of Yahweh’s kingdom here on earth, He established that kingdom at Sinai. Constituting that kingdom were the 12 tribes of Israel. Matthew 21:43 tells us plainly that He took the kingdom from the Jews and turned it over to a nation. The Greek word is ethnos. Don’t tell me it was given to a church, for the Greek word for church is ekklesia. That nation was to bring forth the fruits of the kingdom, those fruits were both political and religious.
True to Yahshua’s assignment, the Israel nations lead the world in evangelistic work, missionary work, Bible translation, publication and distribution. The United States and the British Commonwealth hold the record for 90% of this work.
It is not good Bible Christianity to hug the covenant of grace so close to our hearts that we have no room for Yahweh’s covenant of race, that spurns the honors conferred by Yahweh. It does not require much research to find many texts in which Yahweh reveals the exalted position given the chosen race. A few of them are:
Isaiah 43:1-4 tells us, “But now thus saith Yahweh that created thee, O Jacob and He that formed thee, O Israel, for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by My name, thou art Mine. Since thou wast precious in My sight, thou hast been honorable and I have loved thee.” I Kings 8:53 continues, “Thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance.” Psalm 135:4 says, “For Yahweh hath chosen Jacob unto Himself and Israel for a peculiar treasure.”
Deuteronomy 7:6 reads, “For thou art a holy people (meaning set apart), Yahweh thy God hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself above all the nations that are upon the earth.” Note the honors that are conferred. He chose them, redeemed them, claimed them for His own, separated them, calls them precious, His peculiar treasure, His special people, His inheritance above all the people on earth. Think of any believer reading all of that and then turning upon his heel and saying, “Suppose we are Israel, what difference does it make?”.
It rejects Yahweh’s comfort for the last days. Yahweh was anxious that His Israel people should have a clear vision of all that was to come to pass in these trying times. Consequently He sent prophet after prophet, telling of world conditions which we would experience in our day. But right with the cataclysmic upheavals that were foretold, there is always a word of cheer, consolation and encouragement to His people Israel. He wanted us to have the benefit of knowing what He is doing in the world, what the world events actually mean. How He is going to make it all work out to the good of His people Israel and through all that is happening, bring in the kingdom of Yahweh on earth. The kingdom of Yahweh is the one theme of the Bible, it is the theme Yahshua preached. In Romans 15:8, Paul tells us that Yahshua came to confirm the promises made unto the fathers.
What is the worth of our identity as Israel? It proves Yahweh to be unchangeably faithful, it proves the Bible to be literal and historically true. It proves Yahweh is working today, as the prophets have all foretold He would in, through and for His people Israel. Israel who is today known as the Anglo Saxon, Scandinavian and Germanic people. Lastly, but by no means least, it proves Yahshua did what He came to do, confirm the promises made to the fathers.
Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: I will reiterate here that the woman, Inez H. Comparet (wife of Bertrand L. Comparet), puts a lot of men to shame for her insight. I still contend that if the men aren’t doing their job, the women must step in and do it for them. I say this because we have a whole myriad of men wannabe “pastors” and “teachers” today whose only pleasure is to see how out-of-context they can twist the Scripture. With this presentation by Inez, she shows her insight to be superior to that of many men. I know it is a woman’s place, under ordinary circumstances, to exercise a support role behind her husband, but today we are not living in ordinary times. There are three general categories into which these wannabe men fall (and many women wannabes as well). These three are “one seedline”, “no-Satan” and “universalism”. Inez made a very good point when she said, “It is not for man to go through the book sorting and picking, deciding what he wishes to accept and then say about the rest, ‘what difference does it make?’ To do so is the height of presumption.”
But I do not give Inez a 100% appraisal on this subject either. Your evaluation may differ from mine. I can only point out where I disagree with some of her statements, and I’m sure that her commentary mirrors some of her husband’s views. Mrs. Comparet said: “The birthright of race made quite a difference to Ishmael, the son of the bond woman Hagar.” To this I would reply: It is very possible that the bond-woman Hagar may have been White (or almost white), but today’s Ishmaelites show a distinct countenance (physical appearance) of being mixed which the term arab means.
In my brochure Both Jews And Arabs Are Serpent Seed. I stated: One cannot fully comprehend the racial makeup of the arabs and jews unless he understands the history of Egypt from A.D. 639 until the time of Napoleon I in 1798. The history of Egypt during this period is essentially the history of the entire Middle East. Genghis Khan in his exploits left a mongol genetic flavor to the population wherever he conquered new territory. Egypt, during this period found herself under various ruler-ships. In A.D. 639 the arabs invaded Egypt and came to power. Next were the Fatimids in A.D. 909. After this came the Ayyubids in 1174. Then in 1517 A.D. came the Mamelukes, followed by the Ottomans when Egypt was governed from Istanbul. If you don’t understand the history of the Middle East during this period, don’t pretend you know all about the arabs and jews today!
Jeremiah understood the mixed genetic nature of the Ishmaelites when he said at 25:24: “And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in the desert ...”
From the 1980 Collier’s Encyclopedia, volume 2, page 398, under the topic “Arabs”, we read the following:“The people of the Arab world have no single origin. Although Arab culture was associated in early times with theArabian Peninsula, over the centuries many different peoples have become Arabized through adoption of the Arabic language and other features of Arab culture. For nearly all Arabization was through Islam, the major religion of the Arab world. The Arabs are as diverse physically as they are in ethnic origin. There is no Arab ‘racial type.’ Some Arabs do fit the stereotyped picture, lean and ‘hawk-nosed,’ with darkish skin and black hair, but these features are in no sense typical. Negroid Arabs are similar in appearance to sub-Saharan Africans, and light-skinned Arabs are physically indistinguishable from most Europeans.” [emphasis mine]
In the 1200’s, Genghis Khan sold a company of slaves to the Sultan of Egypt made up of turks and Circassians (people who inhabited the Caucasus, not to be confused with the white Caucasians) to become the Sultan’s body guards, and were also trained as soldiers. Soon the Mamelukes overthrew the Egyptian Sultan and put their own sultan in power. The Mameluke sultans then overran Asia Minor, Syria, and the island of Cyprus. In the wake of all these arab and turk exploits, the population was left with a multiracial flavor. I could go on quoting a great deal more evidence showing the racial makeup of the arabs today, but space here will not allow it. [Note: I don’t capitalize names and terms that don’t deserve it.]
Also, Inez well stated: “The Greek word is ethnos. Don’t tell me it (the kingdom) was given to a church, for the Greek word for church is ekklesia.”