posted on May, 25 2013 @ 02:11 AM
God had originally chosen the people of Israel because they were the weakest and the fewest of all the people (Deuteronomy 7:6-7, KJV) . He uses the
meek and humble to do His work, and at the time He chose them to be His people, that is what they were. But, they rejected the prophets, the commands
from God, and eventually His Son. Even after Jesus was crucified, the Jews persecuted God's messengers. They had gone from the most weak, meek,
people on the planet, to some of the most arrogant and self-righteous. The promise which Abraham received was also to be theirs, but they proved
themselves unworthy of it.
Before Jesus came to earth, He knew full well that the Jews would be the ones who would have Him crucified because they rejected His teachings. But,
since God is just, He made sure the Messiah would be shown first to His chosen people, to give them one last chance to repent and accept Him as their
Savior. And, what's more, is that their probation didn't actually close until a whole 3 1/2 years after Jesus' resurrection! When they stoned
Stephen, that was the cut-off point for their probation. At that point they were officially no longer the chosen people of God. Although the promise
had been offered to anyone and everyone through Jesus, the Jews still could have been the head of God's children, so to speak.
But because they openly and willfully denied God's Son, they lost their status. So, to sum up, the status of being the chosen people was first given
to them because they were the lowliest people on the planet at that time. Jesus was sent to their part of the world to basically give them one last
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