Israel - God's Special People
In the Scriptures we see that God has chosen a special people, to be a "peculiar treasure" to Him. There had always been a God-fearing line from the time of Adam, but God especially chose Abram, and from him proceeded the Children of Israel. The relationship between God and Israel since that time is illustrated below.
ISRAEL CHOSEN BY GOD -
Israel called out of Egypt to be a special people (Exodus 3:7,8).
COVENANT OF LIFE -
Israel given the commandments (Exodus 19:5-8).
ISRAEL REJECT GOD -
Israel disobedient to God's instructions (Ezekiel 2:3).
ISRAEL DISPERSED -
Twelve tribes scattered - Deuteronomy 28:58, 64; Jeremiah 32:37; James 1:1.
COVENANT RENEWED -
Promises to Israel yet to be fulfilled - Jeremiah 31:31,33; Romans 11:25.
ISRAEL REGATHERED -
A gathering together of a remnant (144,000) of the descendants of Israel.
Ezekiel 34:11-13; Jeremiah 31:10; Revelation 7:4; 14:1.