The Chosen of God


by Pastor Don Elmore

March 15, 2015

Scripture Reading: Revelation 22:14

There are three questions that could immediately be asked about today's scripture:

  • Whose commandments did they obey?
  • What is the Tree of life?
  • What gates did they have permission to enter in what city?

The Protestant Revolution was a political and religious revolution that was based on what was called the TULIP doctrines of the predestination of God:

  • Total Depravity,
  • Unconditional Election,  
  • Limited Atonement,
  • Irresistible Grace,
  • Perseverance of the Believer or Eternal Security.

Both John Calvin and Martin Luther and many that followed taught that God chose a people; not as the modern church world believes: for they wrongly teach the opposite view--that people of all races choose God and become His people.  This has paved the way for non-biblical multiculturism which is a dogma of humanism, the World Church and World Government!

The average modern church of today and organizations like “Answers in Genesis”, Promise Keepers, Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International, etc., all believe in the  “Brotherhood of Man” doctrine which is what Hindu/Roman Catholic/Talmudic Judaism/New Age/Freemasonic Lodges/World-Church/Judeo-Christian Churches/ many of today’s Protestant Churches/Unitarian Churches/etc. believe.   They all believe the falsely created belief that all races are descended from the same person; one single origin.  All races come from Noah and/or Adam.

Theosophical Movement

Helena P. Blavatsky’s portrait

There is still a pseudo-theosophy which, since it was created by Annie Besant in the beginning of the 20th century, has been inspiring a rather authoritarian, ritualistic version of the theosophical movement. It is probably for this reason that it is not always easy for the general public to clearly see what is the relationship between the true theosophical movement and democracy; or rule of the mob.

In order to obtain a clear view of the matter, perhaps one should remember some facts of history. They give us hints about the mysteriously dynamic link between Helena Blavatsky’s work in the 19th century and the human situation in the first part of 21st century. There are interesting “coincidences” and some numerological signs which can be organized in five items.       

    1. Helena Blavatsky worked to build the conceptual foundation of a universal brotherhood of mankind which is inseparable from the feeling of respect for each people, each culture, and every individual. At the occult level, it is no coincidence that the end of the World War II in Europe and the victory of democratic countries against Nazism are celebrated precisely in the same day and month when the founder of the theosophical movement closed her incarnation.  Blavatsky, who lived for Universal Brotherhood, died May 8th, 1891. The War ended on May 8th, 1945. 
    2. Harry Truman, the President of the United States who led the final moments in the Second World War, was born on May 8th, 1884.  He was the 33rd President under the United States Constitution.  Democracy is one of the goals of Freemasonry.  And Truman was a prominent Freemason.
    3. The Theosophical Movement was founded in 1875 in the city of New York. The United Nations Organization was created in 1945, exactly seventy years later.  The United Nations’ Headquarters is established in the same city where the movement was founded:  New York City.
    4. The United Nations’ Charter starts with a vigorous proclamation of the first object of the theosophical movement: the Universal Brotherhood of Mankind.  Far from perfection as it is, the theosophical movement is an inner seedling of universal brotherhood just as the United Nations is its outer seedling.
    5. The creation of the theosophical movement in 1875 served indeed as an occult model or archetype for the United Nations. But the conception of the movement was not an entirely new process.  The United States, as a motherland, was a deep source of inspiration for the structure of the theosophical movement. Blavatsky wrote:

      “Born in the United States, the Society was constituted in the model of its Motherland. The latter, omitting from its Constitution the name of God lest it should afford a pretext one day to make a state religion, gives absolute equality to all religions in its laws.  All support and each is in turn protected by the State.  The Society, modelled upon this Constitution, may fairly be termed ‘A Republic of Conscience’.”  

H. P. Blavatsky wrote that the race(s) in the future will owe its unique and special qualities in part to the fact of interracial marriage and free mixing of the existing races during our time. Theosophy is against all racism, all discrimination, all prejudice, and all ignorance. As said at the start, its first and fundamental aim is to help bring about the actualization of Universal Brotherhood in this world. According to Blavatsky, Universal Brotherhood is eternally “a fact in Nature” because all life is the ONE Life and all life is sacred, precious, and divine.

“There are really no ‘inferior races,’ for all are one in our common humanity; and as we have all had incarnations in each of these races, we ought to be more brotherly to them.” (See H. P. Blavatsky Collected Writings, Volume 8).

But this presents a major problem.  I saw a YouTube video and the presenter stated that he no longer was a Christian because he no longer believes that all people are the same or equal.  He showed a video of a tribe of people who before 1970 were completely unknown to the world and he then asked the following question:  How could these people (who were savages) be equal when they never heard of the God of the Bible and Jesus Christ for thousands of years.  For close to two thousand years they never heard of what this supposed Person did for His people!  They were not taught. 

We were.  So how can that be?  The churches teach that we are all equal.

The man made a very interesting observation and a correct one, but came to the wrong conclusion.  The difference is that the one that had the opportunity to hear was the offspring of God and the others were not.  That is what this erroneous doctrine does:  it destroys the basis of the doctrine of predestination, or any concept of a “chosen race” which is featured throughout the Bible. 

It is clear that if God has a chosen race then all the other races must be “unchosen.”  These chosen people were commanded not to have sexual relations outside of a limited Semitic gene pool.  This is very clear, but most churches declare that this matter has changed from one of race into one of belief, even if they cannot support this scripturally.  In other words, it is not what race the person marries, but it matters only if they both are Christians!  In today’s world, does it matter if three or more of them are Christians? or even of the opposite sex!

For instance, in 2 Corinthians 6: 16, 17; we read where the LORD tells His people to come out of them and be separate, and touch not the unclean….  The unclean what? 

The vast majority of preachers of today say it is unclean things.   But touch means “sexual intercourse” with a woman (1 Corinthians 7:1-3). 

“Now concerning the things about which ye wrote unto me, it is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife her due; and likewise also, the wife unto the husband.” 1 Corinthians 7:1-3

So the church members are to believe that we are not to have sexual intercourse with unclean things?   What does that mean?  I hope that everyone here would answer no!

The “them” in this verse are “unclean” people that are not to be “touched”.  There is a major difference between the two:  “clean” and “unclean” and the men who are “clean” are not to have sexual intercourse with the women of the “unclean.”  God also made clean and unclean animals and fish; each were born that way.  They are simply different and are not equal.

Leaders of the Theosophical Movement

In her book, “The Secret Doctrine,” Blavatsky wrote, “Lucifer represents life, thought, progress, civilization, liberty, independence.  Lucifer is the Logos, the Serpent, the Saviour” and “It is Lucifer who is the God of our planet and the only God”.

When Blavatsky died in 1891, Annie Besant, a militant feminist, co-mason, and a member of the Fabian Socialist Society of England took over the reins of leadership.  As a close friend of George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, and other leading Fabians, she was in an excellent position to disseminate theosophical ideas in some very influential circles.  She took part in revolutionary street riots and wrote numerous occultic works to complement those of Blavatsky.

After Besant, came Alice Bailey and her husband, Foster Bailey, a 32nd Degree Freemason.  Having assumed the leadership of the Theosophical Society together, they formulated and built the foundations of what we now refer to as the New Age Movement. They made no effort to conceal their demonic sympathies, and created the “Lucifer Publishing Company”, along with the theosophical periodical named “Lucifer”. 

Acknowledging that the Christian world at that time, had not been sufficiently undermined for their open preference for the Satanic religion, they renamed their project the “Lucis Publishing Company”.  In 1922, they set up “Lucis Trust”, which continues to serve as the umbrella organization for a multitude of One World Government/New Age/Occult sects, cults, organizations and programs that are the main players in the emerging New World religion.

In his book “Terrorism & the Illuminati”, Canadian author, David Livingstone’s own investigations revealed that the Lucis Trust is run through an international board of trustees, whose membership is said to have included:

  • John D. Rockefeller
  • Norman Cousins
  • Robert S. McNamara
  • Thomas Watson, Jr. of IBM
  • Henry Clauson, Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, a Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, 33rd Degree, Southern District Scottish Rite
  • Henry Kissinger

thus tying Bailey's organization into the various Round Table groups, including the Council of Foreign Relations, the Bilderberger group, and the Trilateral Commission.

When one examines and researches the claims of the New Age Movement, it is all too easy to be skeptical and dismissive, but those leading the way forward in this modern day version of what is in truth “Mystery Babylon” renewed, are working hand in glove with the great and the powerful.  Some of the most wealthy and influential men and women on our planet are openly identifying themselves with the New Age.

From Bankers, Industrialists, Politicians, Celebrities, it seems everyone is going “New Age” and they are bringing huge swathes of the population along with them. This “spiritual awakening” may be only one aspect of the Illuminati's goal towards One World Government, but it is a major one and may in time prove to be the core element in their plan.

It would be foolhardy indeed to ignore the growing influence of the New Age, Occult, Satanist, Wicca, and Hedonist phenomena manifesting themselves all around us, without acknowledging that if these trends persist, the day will not be too far off when these forces will be able to make good on their aims.

As G. K. Chesterton once observed, “If man will not believe in God, the danger is not that he will believe in nothing, but that he will believe in anything.”

Lord Maitreya

From Alice Bailey we come to Benjamin Crème and the headline: “The Christ Is Now Here”! On April 25, 1982, millions of people across the world read the above headline in their daily newspapers, and that, “Throughout history, humanity’s evolution has been guided by a group of enlightened men, the Masters of Wisdom, a Spiritual Hierarchy at the center of which stands the World Teacher, Lord Maitreya, known by Christians as the Christ.”

I received a phone call from my cousin, who lived in Detroit, who told me to go and buy the Sunday “New York Times” newspaper.  It had the above headline in that issue.  It was an advertisement of the Tara Center that Christ had come.  I jumped in my car and traveled around town looking for the newspaper—which I eventually found and bought. 

We were told “The Christ” was at that very time living in the world and would within two months reveal His identity to all mankind. At the same time, the British Theosophist Benjamin Creme commenced a worldwide speaking tour and announced himself spokesman for “the Christ.” In numerous interviews and speeches, he explained that it was not Jesus Christ he was acting on behalf of, but the “Master of Wisdom,” of whom Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and others are disciples.

Creme's Messianic campaign was coordinated by his New Age religious organization, the Tara Center, from its offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London. As Creme's “Lord Maitreya” failed to appear, one would have expected that he and his Christ, along with all his euphoric Aquarian propaganda would have become completely discredited and irrelevant.  But we do not live in an age of reason.     

Mr. Creme is still revered as a leading light of the vast New Age network, and his arcane gospel can be found around the world at United Nations conferences and programs where the Illuminati Elite of the Club of Rome, Aspen Institute, Council on Foreign Relations, World Federalists, World Bank, etc. consort with New Agers of every imaginable kind.

Southern Baptist Leaders Call for Integrated Congregations

The Pastor Russell Moore, who leads the Southern Baptist’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, is one of several white leaders calling for multiethnic congregations in the wake of the unrest spurred by the killings of black men by white police officers in Ferguson, Missouri and in New York City.   The facts that the black person in Ferguson was totally in the wrong does not make any difference. 

Listen closely to what Russell Moore says:  “In the church, a black Christian and a white Christian are brothers and sisters.  We care what happens to the other, because when one part of the Body hurts, the whole Body hurts…When we know one another as brothers and sisters, we will start to stand up and speak up for one another.”

What Moore doesn’t understand is that only Israelites can be a Christian, for it was only with them that the unconditional covenant was made.  The Convention was formed in 1845 in a split with other Baptists when Southern Baptists resolved to continue allowing slave owners to become missionaries.   

During the jewish-led communist civil rights movement, Southern Baptists were largely silent or actively opposed ending segregation.  But eventually the denomination declared racism a sin and in 2011 reneewed efforts to reach out to Latinos, African-Americans and others.  It declared something a sin that wasn’t a sin for thousands of years?  It would seem that the churches in the Southern Baptists Convention are now dead. 

Moore said he has two goals:

  • He wants to spur churches to work for racial reconciliation by articulating it as a Gospel demand.
  • He wants to facilitate personal relationships between Southern Baptists of different races.

And we should add his third goal:  He wants to destroy the Southern Baptist Churches completely.  He wants to change the Southern Baptist Churches from their now 1% multiethnic congregations to becoming all multiracial.

The Selma March

David Manning on his youtube account gave the following account about the Selma March and bloody Sunday.  He stated that from President Obama’s book:  Dreams from My Father that both his mother and his African father met at Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma on this march in 1965.   At this time his mother became pregnant with him.  But there is a major problem with this:  President Obama was born in 1961—four years before the march occurred; and as he said: He was born four years before his parents met each other!

At the anniversary march, President George Bush was left out of the front page pictures.  He, his wife and other dignitaries were leading the large march with Obama and his crew on the other side of the bridge. 

SAE at Oklahoma

An attorney representing the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, which was booted from the school this week because of racist behavior, said the chapter’s board is not ruling out a lawsuit against the university.

At a press conference Friday afternoon in Oklahoma, attorney Stephen Jones said a lawsuit based on the school’s eviction of the fraternity members is not the “first choice” of the SAE chapter, but is on the table.  Jones, best known for representing Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh, is requesting a meeting with university administrators for unspecified goals. He did not state what the fraternity's board specifically wants to see happen with the university and the chapter.

The OU SAE chapter was disbanded by its national organization on Sunday night after video surfaced of undergraduate members joking about lynching black men and singing, “There will never be a n****r in SAE.” One of the students caught on tape has since apologized and said members were taught the song, while SAE brothers from other chapters said they have heard versions of the racist song as well.

The President of the University ordered SAE members to vacate their house by the end of Tuesday and condemned their behavior as “racist,” while referring to the fraternity brothers as “bigots.”

“I think there was a premature rush to judgment,” Jones said at the press conference. He suggested it was unfair to paint “members of the fraternity with a tar brush as ‘bigots’ or ‘racists,’ I understand the anger ... I think it would've been better to take a more measured response.”

Jones was retained by the board of directors of the SAE chapter, he said, but is not representing the two members who were told this week that the university will expel them for their “leadership role” in the chant. However, Jones did speculate that the two students’ immediate expulsion “would run contrary to due process.”

“It would be difficult to say a university has a right to censor speech, no matter how distasteful it is,” Jones said.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a civil liberties nonprofit, has stated that OU, as a public university, cannot punish students solely because of offensive speech. UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh also wrote that students cannot be expelled due to racist statements.

SAE members have faced death threats and gotten into physical altercations on the OU campus, and some are afraid to attend classes at the university, Jones said.

“All of us agree that the actions that led to this matter at the University of Oklahoma are inexcusable,” Jones said. “Let me be clear: There is no justification for what occurred. Zero. However, this occurred on one of five buses. Each bus had 55 seats. There are over 100 local members of SAE.”

Former University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer is defending fraternity members who supposedly did not participate in the racist chant that got the school’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter shut down and led to the expulsion of two students.

Switzer, who graduated from the University of Arkansas but won three national championships while head coach of the Sooners from 1973 to 1988, is an honorary member of SAE, Yahoo reports.

“It hurts me because I have a vested interest in this. I am an SAE. I know the kids in this house, I spend some time over here and I know what they're like,” he told KWTV above. “Hey, I wouldn't put up with that crap either and they don't either and they don't believe in it.”

During the interview, Switzer kept company with the fraternity chapter’s house mom, Beauton Gilbow.  Footage of a woman who appears to be Gilbow saying “n***a” seven times surfaced on social media after fraternity members were filmed chanting, “There will never be a n***** in SAE/You can hang him from a tree, but he can never sign with me.”

Switzer also told local news outlet KOCO 5 that labeling all the frat members as bigots was “unacceptable.”

He also issued a statement via social media:

“While I support the University of Oklahoma and SAE’s decision to pursue swift actions, this situation is unfortunate for the many innocent people involved. As a long-time supporter of the University and member of the SAE chapter, I know the majority of our students don’t condone or participate in bigotry. These incidents are not a reflection of the true spirit of our campus.

I hope that we can begin to heal the wounds by avoiding rhetoric that fuels the fire and instead spend more time thinking about how we can collectively create positive relationships and interactions among our campus family.”

OU President David Boren was not impressed, suggesting Switzer is out of touch.

“I don’t think he’s very well informed about it,” Boren told “I just have to say that.”

There have been black Americans in SAE and who took the video on the bus.  One of 5 buses that were going to a party?      

Biblical Answers

With this onslaught of errors, let us look at some Scriptures and look at what the Churches have forgotten or ignored.  All this politically correct, modern day teaching is unbiblical.  If a person would ever stop and think he would ask himself:

  • Why is this the first women who ever held this job?
  • Why is she the first senior pastor of our church?
  • Why has the church been segregated for almost two thousand years?
  • Why has it been illegal to have interracial marriages in the United States until 1967?
  • Why is rock and roll music being played in so many churches today? 

And here is another example:  Where did Cain get his wife?  After he murdered his brother and was cast out of the Garden, where did Cain find her?  The church pastors tell us that that he took a wife who was a daughter of Adam and Eve, and built a city for her. 

But where did Cain’s wife come from?   If there were only 3 people on the entire earth at this time, Cain would have to wait until Adam and Eve had some daughters; so he could marry one.  And who was Cain afraid of if the only people on the earth were his father and mother and himself?  Cain was so afraid that God had to put a “mark” on him so that he would not be killed.

But what daughter of Adam and Eve would marry him, for she would be the murdered Abel’s sister.  But even if she did marry Cain, it would not have been necessary for him to build a city to house his wife and his children!  It is more logical to believe that Cain went to the land of Nod where he met his wife and built a city for the inhabitants of the land.  His wife was a person who was not descended from Adam and Eve.

Now let’s look at some anti-theosophical Scriptures:

“Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians and the Amorites. For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons:  so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands:  you, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.”Ezra 9:1-2

If Ezra believed, as Helen Blavatsky states is the truth, that interracial marriage is good; then why did Ezra, after he heard what was said in verses 1 & 2:

  • Rend his garment and his mantle.
  • Plucked the hair off of his head and his beard,
  • Sat down in a state of astonishment until the evening sacrifice,
  • Then fell on his knees and spread out his hands, and
  • Prayed unto His LORD.

Why was Ezra in such a deep, solemn mood? Seems kind of unnecessary for him to do this if it wasn’t a serious offense.  Why did he pray a prayer of forgiveness for the actions of the people of Israel who had mixed their holy seed with the people in the land?  The solution provided by Ezra was for the guilty people to put away both their strange wives and mongrel children.

For the “holy seed people” are the people who came through the Adam-Noah-Abraham-Isaac-Jacob/Israel lineage and are known as the “holy people.” 

“For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God:  the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.” Deuteronomy 7:6

“For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.” Deuteronomy 14:2:

Immediately after this verse, His special people are given their instructions on what foods to eat and not eat after their exodus from Egypt.  And this has been true since the beginning. 

In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the trees; no herbs.  After they were cast out of the Garden, they were punished and could now eat herbs.  In case Adam and later his descendants got fed up with eating the same herbs as everyone else outside Eden; they were not allowed to go back to the Garden, if they decided to steal back in for a meal of the fruit of the trees. 

Therefore, God after driving them out, placed at the east of the Garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way in order to keep them away from the Tree of life.  Adam’s occupation changed from being a full-time gardener to a farmer.

When Adam and his wife sinned, they were removed from the Garden and forbidden to eat of the Tree of life.  They were sentenced to death, and not eating of the tree of life was the only way that they could life forever.  None of this concerned the other people who were living on the earth, for they did not have such a “Garden” or access to the “Tree of life.”  To say that the “Tree of life” was or will be available to all races is not true. 

It was available only to the Adamic man only, and in the restoration of all things access will be restored to the Adamic seed that is called “in Isaac” only (Revelation 22). It was disobedience that prevented the Adamic man from continuing to eat of the Tree of Life, and obedience once again will give the right to redeemed Israelites to eat of the Tree of Life.   

“Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself:  thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien:  for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God.  Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.” Deuteronomy 14:21

Wow!  One people can give the animal that died of itself to a stranger who was allowed to eat it, or he can sell it to another non-Israelite who is not his kin; but he cannot eat it himself.  Why?  You are a holy people unto the LORD your God.  What if the non-Israelite came upon an animal that died of itself; could he eat it?  I think that the answer is yes.

After this came Israel’s three tithes. Wait until the Judeo-Christian church hears about this!  Three tithes.  But one was used to pay for their trips for the annual feast days and the third was for charity work.

“The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto Himself, as He hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in His ways.” Deuteronomy 28:9

“Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people:  for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.  These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.” Exodus 19:5, 6

Two more verses that the Judeo-Christians would have a difficult time answering from their statement of beliefs.  The people who keep God’s commandments, walk in His ways, keep the covenant shall be a holy people unto God; a peculiar treasure; and a kingdom of priests. 


“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God:  which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9-10

Who is verse 10 talking about?  Very few preachers know the answer; and most who do will not preach it.  The non-studying preachers would say that the people who were not the people of God but now are would be the non-Israelite people who turned to God.   

But Peter is quoting the prophet Hosea. All reference Bibles have Hosea as the resource verses.  Hosea named his second child “No more mercy.”  Hosea tells plainly that he is prophesying about the House of Israel.

Look how deceptive most Bible commentaries are: 

“And she conceived again, and bare a daughter.  And God said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah:  for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away” (Hosea 1:7).

Statement from a false Bible commentary“This was literally fulfilled.  The 10-tribe kingdom was never restored and never will be, as such, again.  God did utterly take them away and only those who clung to Judah and all the kingdom of David were restored with them as a nation; the rest were completely destroyed.  God did have mercy on the House of Judah and they were restored.”

Hosea’s third child, a son, was named “no longer my people.”  So, the three children of Hosea were named: 

  • Scattered,
  • No more mercy
  • No longer my people

all referred to the future divorced House of Israel.  And they were to be that way until their Messiah came.    

Do you see why Luther and Calvin were close to the truth of God’s Holy Word?  They were Roman Catholic priests, who raised a lot of questions for their false church to answer.  For example at the beginning of their doctrine of soteriology is Total Depravity.  It counters the Romanist’s view that man can chose God. 

But they failed to apply the verses inclusively to the House of Israel.  The Bible says that the House of Israel were with “no [any] hope” (Ephesians 2:12).  They could do nothing to earn any way to get back into the covenant that God had unconditionally made with their fathers.  They were totally depraved. 

Luther and Calvin were on their way to understanding, but they applied these verses to the wrong people.  They had too much Roman Catholic baggage; they were Universalists just as they were.  But there made a very large step; so large that it literally scared the Romanists.  But now almost all of the Lutheran and Presbyterian Churches no longer teach the doctrine of election as taught by their founders.

The opening Scriptures tells us about the people who will have a right to the Tree of Life.  It is the ones who are obeying God’s commandments.  Well, who were the people of the earth who were given God’s commandments?  It was Israel only (Psalm 147:19, 20).

Psalm 147:19-20: “He showeth His word unto Jacob, His statutes and His ordinances unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation; and as for His ordinances they have not known them.  Praise ye the LORD.” 

And these same people are able to enter in at the gates of the heavenly city.  And what gates are these.  There are twelve gates:  3 on the North; 3 on the East; 3 on the South; 3 on the West: just like Israel’s campsite in the wilderness journey.   The gates were made of pearl and on each gate was a name of the twelve tribes of Israel.  And there was 12 foundations; each foundation was named by the 12 apostles of the Lamb (Revelation 20:12-14).  Sounds like Israel to me. 

And there was no gate with the name of for the:

  • Ammonites,
  • Moabites,
  • Canaanites,
  • Jebusites,
  • Edomites,
  • Ashkenazis,
  • Hittites,
  • Amorites,
  • Perizzites,
  • Hivites,
  • Zulus,
  • Mongrels,
  • Ishmaelites
  • Etc.

Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.