|Hebrew Scripture promise or principle of blessing to the non-Jew||New Testament fulfillment or application|
|TORAH||All families of the earth were to be blessed through Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3)||The promise to Abraham was not only to his descendants, but to all those who would walk by faith (Romans 4:11-13,Galatians 3:8)|
|God commanded that the ger (alien) enter Israel’s Sabbath rest (Exodus 20:10; 23:12; Deuteronomy 5:14)||Jesus invites all who are weary to come unto Him, and He will give rest (Matthew 11:28)|
|God’s rest is for those who believe, whether Jew or Gentile (Hebrews 4:1-9)|
|There was no distinction in obligation between the ger and Israel. Both shared in the blessings of God; both had responsibilities to God (Numbers 15:14-15)||God does not give preference to those who received the law, but will judge according to the gospel (Romans 2:10-16)|
|PROPHETS||“The Gentiles (goyim) shall come to your light…” (Isaiah 60:3)||Simeon recognized Jesus as the light who would lighten the Gentiles (Luke 2:29,31)|
|God will show mercy upon one who had not obtained mercy and will say to them which were not His people, “You are my people,” and they shall say, “You are my God” (Hosea 2:23)||Those who were once strangers and aliens, far from God, have now drawn near through the blood of Christ (Ephesians 2:11-13)|
|Jonah preached to Gentile Nineveh, the city repented and God spared it (Jonah 3:10)||In contrast to Jonah, the early “Jews for Jesus” rejoiced because the Gentiles received the word of the Lord (Acts 15:3)|
|WRITINGS||Ruth, a loyal ger, was greatly blessed by God (Ruth 1:16-18;4:13,21,22)||Because Ruth was used to bring forth King David, she was also part of the lineage of King Messiah, Jesus (Matthew 1:6)|
|God’s glory to be declared among the nations (goyim) and His marvelous works among all peoples (ammim) (1 Chronicles 16:24)||Jesus commanded the Gospel be proclaimed to all nations (Matthew 28:19)|
|Gentiles will have a part in the Kingdom of God (Psalm 86:9)||The nations are fellow heirs of God’s promises through the Gospel (Ephesians 3:6)|
|The Psalmist will sing praises with the nations—Jews and Gentiles together (Psalm 108:3)||Jews and Gentiles are united by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13)|
|All the families of the nations will worship before the Lord (Psalm 22:27-28)||Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord (Philippians 2:9-11)|
Blessing Gentilesby Jews for Jesus February 01 2004
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